Indie VideosIndie is a particular sound that has little to do with past associations of independent music. Indie also encapsulates a musical philosophy. Many artists utilize alternative instrumentation, jangling guitars, and may borrow from disparate genres such as folk, dance rock, and hip hop.
The term 'indie' is best known as being an abbreviation for the word 'independent'. This term was once used to differentiate between bands that were on a major record label and those that weren't. It also differentiates between an 'independent' sound and type of music and the more typical top-40 sound that was so prevalent during the 1980s. For example, many of the hair bands and hard rock scene had become very typical in musical composition (melody, chorus, melody, bridge, chorus, etc.). 'Indie' music may or may not follow this pattern.
For these reasons, in recent years the term 'indie' has been applied to bands that have rock sound but aren't on a major record label. Bands like Coldplay, The Killers and Razorlight are not classified as being 'indie' because of this. On the other hand, bands such as Radiohead (who are no longer on a major record label), Pavement, Belle And Sebastian, and Joy Division can be classed as indie using the "independent sound" meaning.
This term is wildly disputed on last.fm as well as on plenty of forums. People tag everything from Katy Perry to Meat Puppets as being 'indie'. You may even find some of your trve kvlt black metal bands appearing with an indie tag. As long as they aren't on a major record label. This spectrum of tagging shows the depth and arguably the inconsistency of the label.
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The Killers, Florence + the Machine, Arcade Fire, The Smiths, Death Cab for Cutie, The xx, Modest Mouse, Sufjan Stevens, Interpol, The Kooks, Franz Ferdinand, Vampire Weekend, Bloc Party, Belle and Sebastian, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kasabian, Snow Patrol, The Shins, Phoenix, Tegan and Sara, Bright Eyes, Imagine Dragons, alt-J, Two Door Cinema Club.
- The Killers
- Florence + the Machine
- Arcade Fire
- The Smiths
- Death Cab for Cutie
- The xx
- Modest Mouse
- Sufjan Stevens
- The Kooks
- Franz Ferdinand
- Vampire Weekend
- Bloc Party
- Belle and Sebastian
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- Snow Patrol
- The Shins
- Tegan and Sara
- Bright Eyes
- Imagine Dragons
- Two Door Cinema Club
Inside In Inside Out, Konk, The Reminder, Making Mirrors, Oh, Inverted World, Riot on an Empty Street, We Started Nothing, Ceremonials (Deluxe Version), I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose, Dreams, Set Yourself on Fire, Junk of the Heart, It's Never Been Like That, United, Music for Men, Born to Die (Deluxe Version), Weathervanes, Noah's Ark, BADLANDS (Deluxe), Ghost, I'm Wide Awake It's Morning, The Sunset Tree, The Mysterious Production of Eggs, High Violet (Expanded Edition).
Inside In Inside Outhttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Kooks/Inside_In_Inside_Out https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/8494a3e012274c1a89aa843fab917320.png
The Reminderhttps://sonichits.com/album/Feist/The_Reminder https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/dfe2e313e6924610bcff0e7721cd148c.png
Making Mirrorshttps://sonichits.com/album/Gotye/Making_Mirrors https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/b84c3c61a080453a9e62600496a2c967.png
Oh, Inverted Worldhttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Shins/Oh%2C_Inverted_World https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/ba656f63f6634958c9893c3c40242002.png
Riot on an Empty Streethttps://sonichits.com/album/Kings_of_Convenience/Riot_on_an_Empty_Street https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/2b44a3a8fac142d6c252ec6b218a26a4.png
Kings of Convenience
We Started Nothinghttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Ting_Tings/We_Started_Nothing https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/c5805b786a3e4f19b747c7a3dbb41d15.png
The Ting Tings
Ceremonials (Deluxe Version)https://sonichits.com/album/Florence_%2B_the_Machine/Ceremonials_%28Deluxe_Version%29 https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/be1a94e32c7c169e167d4c37c1a97803.png
Florence + the Machine
I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loosehttps://sonichits.com/album/Bombay_Bicycle_Club/I_Had_the_Blues_But_I_Shook_Them_Loose https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/1d25d86e227842ccbd52224d73d3b894.png
Bombay Bicycle Club
The Whitest Boy Alive
Set Yourself on Firehttps://sonichits.com/album/Stars/Set_Yourself_on_Fire https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/93321e21633d45f8a3c85ac1f1bc61a9.png
Junk of the Hearthttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Kooks/Junk_of_the_Heart https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/dd11e7d7424e4d57ac2dc1b14dba757b.png
It's Never Been Like Thathttps://sonichits.com/album/Phoenix/It%27s_Never_Been_Like_That https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/b168776c123b44cca49cca48f980dd92.png
Music for Menhttps://sonichits.com/album/Gossip/Music_for_Men https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/6ed82a108c6242a6902fcccd206eac7b.png
Born to Die (Deluxe Version)https://sonichits.com/album/Lana_Del_Rey/Born_to_Die_%28Deluxe_Version%29 https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/aed7c3259ed24e1488578eb387b228df.png
Lana Del Rey
Noah's Arkhttps://sonichits.com/album/CocoRosie/Noah%27s_Ark https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/7da41614841d4307a2f740ca2cec198e.png
BADLANDS (Deluxe)https://sonichits.com/album/Halsey/BADLANDS_%28Deluxe%29 https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/ffd7ee423557a840d411f2edd9d9539c.png
I'm Wide Awake It's Morninghttps://sonichits.com/album/Bright_Eyes/I%27m_Wide_Awake_It%27s_Morning https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/0cb9d406d23f4398c3a5979084fbde74.png
The Sunset Treehttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Mountain_Goats/The_Sunset_Tree https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/e0528cb318fe4a9fefdb2df6cf278ff3.png
The Mountain Goats
The Mysterious Production of Eggshttps://sonichits.com/album/Andrew_Bird/The_Mysterious_Production_of_Eggs https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/78bbf963adff4abcb2c5f7f9f4dce616.png
High Violet (Expanded Edition)https://sonichits.com/album/The_National/High_Violet_%28Expanded_Edition%29 https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/247e564a9fa448679fd074b280c17b9c.png
Mr. Brightside, Wonderwall, Take Me Out, Clocks, Somebody Told Me, Viva la Vida, Karma Police, Creep, The Scientist, Kids, Yellow, Fix You, Song 2, Sex on Fire, Seven Nation Army, Feel Good Inc., Time to Pretend, Electric Feel, Chasing Cars, Supermassive Black Hole, Starlight, When You Were Young, Use Somebody, Paranoid Android, No Surprises, Time Is Running Out, All These Things That I've Done, I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, Smile Like You Mean It, Reptilia.