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#4
uhh... Muse aren't 'indie'.
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#6
Thank god you backed me up, Jackson.

Well, I s'pose I'd say Radiohead.
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#7
I don't understand the point of doing this by decade. The 2000s have been very fractured in terms of music anyway, what is the point in artificially creating a dividing line at 2000?

Neutral Milk Hotel released their records in the late 90s, but they point the way to a lot of the stuff released from 2000 on. Exactly the same with, say, Godspeed You! Black Emperor or the way Doolittle overshadowed the 90s.
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My Morning Jacket. All but one album was released in the 00's, and the other one only a few months before.
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#12
By "of the 2000s", do you mean bands/artists that started in the 2000s, or can it include folks who started in the 90s but are still making albums now?

I agree that the 2000s have been an extremely confusing and disorganized decade for music though. It's not quite fair to lump bands as being "2000s bands" because the 2000s hasn't had a single identifiable musical direction like past decades have.

My vote goes out to Radiohead though.
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#13
Really? No one's mentioned the White Stripes yet? Definitely the band I think will come the closest to "defining" indie music of the '00s.

Queens of the Stone Age, while more alternative, also have done a lot of good stuff this decade.
#14
Well im not a massive fan, but The Arctic Monkeys were incredibly succesful
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Really? No one's mentioned the White Stripes yet? Definitely the band I think will come the closest to "defining" indie music of the '00s.

Queens of the Stone Age, while more alternative, also have done a lot of good stuff this decade.

Maybe they "define" the garage rock revival of about 2002, but saying they therefore "define" indie in the 2000s is wildly inaccurate.

This whole thread is silly.
#17
Yeah, silly thread. Especially if we account for the great leaps in technology that has allowed a myriad of bands to do anything they want to creatively, independently of labels while recording at their own homes, and to proliferate their work through the internet. It is hard to trace any significant trends in times teeming with so much music, and pointless to categorize it by decade anymore.
#18
Animal Collective, The Shins, Radiohead, Broken Social Scene- those have been the superstars of "indie" (whatever that means), who have consistently been putting out stellar albums this decade.
#19
Modest Mouse is the best ever. Their 90s stuff was the best, but their new stuff is good too. Also, Tv on the Radio is pretty good.
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#21
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I don't think people should be mentioning bands that released more than one or two albums in the 90s.
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#22
I disagree strongly with the Arctic Monkeys, but I do not deny that "Whatever People...I'm Not" was a solid solid album, but Bloc Party? Seriously? Is everyone on UG a scrawny brit kid sporting asymmetrical bangs or something?
#23
probably the arcade fire. they've the been at the top of the scene for a while. maybe radiohead, though their crown jewel was in the 90s, so probably not.
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#26
The Strokes clearly. People here are talking about Arctic Monkeys and they don't know they wouldn't even exist without The Strokes.
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#28
Probably Modest Mouse.

However, I'd have to say the best band in the 00's overall is either Explosions in the Sky or Porcupine Tree. Modest Mouse is my second favorite band ever, but Good News & We Were Dead can't live up to the other two bands discography in the 00's. They weigh down TM&A just a little too much.
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The Strokes clearly. People here are talking about Arctic Monkeys and they don't know they wouldn't even exist without The Strokes.

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#30
If we're going by bands that started in the 00's, then TV on the Radio, Tapes 'n Tapes and Silversun Pickups.


Otherwise, Radiohead.
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#31
My vote goes out to the Hold Steady, second place goes to Reuben. Honourable mention for Silversun Pickups.
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#33
Eh, I could see Arcade Fire or TV on the Radio
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#34
SSPU's, after two fricking albums? Wait and see. I love them a ton, but there's no way I'd call them best after two very polarising albums.
#36
I wish people would stop saying Radiohead. Yes they made good albums this decade but they formed in the 90s, released 4 or 5 albums in the 90s, they peaked in the 90s. Yes they are still around and they are still good but they are NOT a 00s band.
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#37
The Strokes would have to come first, first in reviving the genre. In terms of British Indie, I'd hands down say the Libertines.
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My Morning Jacket. All but one album was released in the 00's, and the other one only a few months before.


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#39
The Libertines although The Strokes should have cred for recreating the indie genre or at least making it big again. Arctic Monkeys are just horrible.
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