This is a list of notable indie rock artists. Individual musicians are listed alphabetically by their last name.
Before the genre became mainstream (which in itself is paradoxical) indie bands meant that a particular group was signed to an independent record label. Over time, indie music, and thus, the best indie bands, have come to be defined as a particular sound that strays from the mainstream and experiments with new sounds, melodies, and lyrics.
Official music video for "Fluorescent Adolescent" by Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys have won 7 BRIT Awards since their debut in 2006.
List of 100 Greatest Indie Rock Artists as compiled by digitaldreamdoor.com.
The Strokes' official music video for 'Hard To Explain'.
The Strokes' debut album, Is This It, was met with critical acclaim and ranks at #2 on Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums of the 2000s."
Our selection of the 50 most influential bands on the indie rock scene.
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Arcade Fire's third album, The Suburbs, won "Album of the Year" at the 2011 Grammy Awards.
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