Your favorite Indie rock bands

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by bungrider, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. Hey all,

    I'm wondering what kind of indie rock/college bands you guys are into these days. Lately I've been listening to indie rock more, and my favorite bands are gomez, the flaming lips, radiohead, ween, and a couple others...

    recently i've discovered luna, wilco, and guster, which are fantastic, so i'm wondering what you guys listen to?

    thx,
    -dung
     
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  5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Fever to Tell)
    Modest Mouse
    Radio Head
    The Strokes (Room on Fire)
    Deerhoof
    Stereolab


    These are some of the bands which I've lately been listening to.

    The best album this year is by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It gets better every time one listens to it. Of course you've got to have the right kind of taste.


    Classics:

    T. Waits
    Television
    Butthole Surfers
    Pixies
    Joy Division
    Sonic Youth
    Richard Hell and the Voidoids
    Meat Puppets
    Iggy Pop
    Fugazi
    Buzzcocks
    Ian Dury
    Big Black


     
  6. If you are just discovering Luna and Wilco, I would suggest you check out Galaxy 500 - Deans first band before Luna, and check out Uncle Tupelo, which existed before Wilco. Great bands, and name dropping them will help your indi cred.

    Best,

    Mike
     

  7. Wlico is probably the worst band on that list. I simply can't stand them. Trite jesus lyrics. I hope, for your sake, you're not into them. The Flaming Lips are quite trite too, but at least I can enjoy a song, or maybe two at the most, of theirs.


    There is this new English band called Ferdinand .... (I don't know the last name). It's supposed to be good. But who knows, 19 out of every 20 "indie" albums I buy are complete dogshit.

    Would you like me to post my dogshit indie group list?
     
  8. Too bad that is what you are getting to hear now days. These are great times for Indie Pop, and electronic music. Truly a golden age. I get to hear so much great stuff I cant keep up with it anymore.

    Have to sort of agree with some of your Wilco critiqe, but Uncle Tupelo with trite lyrics....um...dont think so. And the last two Lips albums where fantastic examples of psychodelic at its best, along the same vein as Mercury Rev at its peak. That style is never about the lyrics, but sound...Good luck in search for good music, because it is out there like never before.
     
  9. Yes, please!

    thx,
    -b
     
  10. And I don't remember many names. But here are a few.


    Bad music:

    Pavement
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Trans Am
    God Speed you Black Emperor
    Spiritualized
    Decemberists


    Additional okay to good music:

    Bikini Kill (okay)
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (okay)
    Neutral Milk Hotel (amazing)
    Vaselines
    Sparklehorse (amazing)
    Le Tigre (okay)
     
    #10     Apr 19, 2004