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Hey everyone just found this section and cant believe it took me so long to get hooked on indie music. Just got back from thailand and stayed with my girlfriends cousin she is huge into indie and introduced me to the genre. Its like my ears have finally been blessed lol. So Im looking for you guys to help me out and reccomend me the essential indie albums since the year 2000 to now the current day. Post the absolutes and classics that I need to be exposed to. Cant believed I have missed out on all this great music. So guys hope you can help me out. Cheers :)

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mitchishere21 said:
Thanks mate. If everyone could list the albums and artist would help heaps. As some artists im sure have plenty of albums
Favourite Worst Nightmare, Humbug, Whatever people say, that's what I'm not, Suck it and See it.
That's all their albums and I would recommend them all

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mitchishere21 said:
Lost boy thanks what albums do you suggest from these artists.
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Pixies - Surfer Rosa or Doolittle
The Velvet Underground- The Velvet Underground & Nico
Arcade Fire - Funeral or The Suburbs
Wavves - King of the Beach
Toro Y Moi - Causers of This
Wu Lyf - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
St. Vincent - Actor
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Beach House - Teen Dream
The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
Cocteau Twins - Victorialand
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Fuck_Normality already listed what to listen from Bon Iver.

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The Antlers - Burst Apart, Hospice

Very emotional and disturbing yet beautiful and haunting music, check this out

Ariel Pink`s Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

Low-Fi IndieArtist who creats his own weird nostalgic atmosphere

Battles - Mirrored, Gloss Drop

Weird Math Rock

Cass McCombs - Catacombs, Wit`s End

Very underrated and mellow singer-songwriter with a nice relaxing atmosphere

Cults - Cults

60`s pop songs renewed with modern day production and weird lyrics

Cut Copy - In Ghost  Colours, Zonoscope

Sunny Synth Pop with psychedellic Pop-Incluences and some blissfull melodies

Death From Above 1979 - You`re A Woman, I´M a Machine

Sweaty, brutal Noise Rock...sexy music

Deerhunter - Holycone Digest

Introspective lyrics and dark/gloomy musicianship with a sparkle of nihilism

Destoryer - Kaputt

Smooth easy listening songs with flamboyent lyrics and such nice saxophone riffs

Feist - The Reminder

Pop Music with deeper lyrics then most of it`s counterparts

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues

Nice Folky music

Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common live, David Comes to Life

Punk with shockingly deep lyrics and great ideas

Girls - Album

Homage on all the san-fran brands of the 60s/70s with great musicianship and some amazing hooks

Holy Ghost - Holy Ghost!

Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo

LCD Soundsystem - S/T, This Is Happening, Sound Of Silver

Local Natives - Gorillar Minor

M83 - Saturdays = Youth

Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - S/T, Belong

Panda Bear - Person Pitch, Tomboy

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Sigur Ros - Agaetus Bryjun, Takk..

Smith Westers - Dye it Blonde

Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise, Age of Adz

Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances, The Monitor

Toro Y Moi - Underneath the Pine

Twin Shadow - Forget

The Unicorns - Who will cut our hair when we are gone?

Vampire Weekend - Contra, S/T

Washed Out - Life of Leisure, Within and Without

Wild Beasts - Smoother

The XX - The XX

Bands that are quite easy to get into

2.Vampire Weekend
3.The Antlers
4.Holy Ghost
5.Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Hope I could Help you ;)

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The Music - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Music

If it wasn't for their band name, they would have been huge (they just broke up). They're a from Leeds in the UK and they made three albums, plus quite a few B-sides. Definitely a band I'd highly recommend for everyone. Very underrated.

Other bands:

- M83
- The Naked And Famous
- Foster The People
- Friendly Fires
- The xx
- Tame Impala
- Passion Pit
- The Drums
- Cut Copy
- Gypsy and the Cat

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Just additions to what everyone's already posted..

The Walk Up, The Ramones, The Smiths, Citizen Cope, Joy Divison, The Strokes, Interpol, Yo La Tengo, The Replacements, Sonic Youth. Death Cab(even though I don't think they're all that), Elliot Smith.

My favorite from recent years.. Low, Grizzly Bear, Dispatch, Shins, Broken Social Scene, Phoenix, The Antlers

Neutral Milk Hotel too. They have a tiny catalogue, but they made my favorite record on the 90s.
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