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Who do you think are the best songwriters in Alt/Indie? For me its

Flaming Lips
Jack White
Stephen Malkmus (Pavement)
Radiohead
The Verve
Elliott Smith
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Last edited by paintITblack39 at Aug 14, 2006,
#2
i would have to agree with jack white. i would also add isaac brock and the guy from cursive. tim something...
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#4
Elliott Smith
Isaac Brock
Mike Kinsella
Lou Barlow
Ben Barnett
Colin Meloy
#5
has to be Radiohead

I dont know if you can even consider them alt/Indie, they have created their own genre of Radiohead
#7
Radiohead
Jack white
Kelly Jones (stereophonics)
Chris cornell (possibly not indie but definitely alt.)
#8
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i would also add isaac brock and the guy from cursive. tim something...

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Elliott Smith IMO is definitely up there among the top
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Dispatch (they broke up a few years ago.)


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Sufjan is up near the top, somewhere...
#12
Elliot Smith
Conor Oberst
Colin Meloy
James Mercer
Wayne Coyne
Thom Yorke
Isaac Brock
Bjork
Sam Beam
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#14
Isaac Brock (that 'guy' in modest mouse everyone)
Tim Kinsella (if you think he's all dischord.. read the lyrics to Owls)
Brian Mcmahon (you can easily argue this)

and good god, no one has said

Jason Molina
Mark Kozelek
#15
^Issac Brock is in Modest Mouse
EDIT: ****. you beat me to it.


Ben Gibbard
Elliot Smith
Tom Waits (if the counts as Alt/Indie)
Ben Folds
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Elliott Smith
Isaac Brock
Mike Kinsella
Lou Barlow
Ben Barnett
Colin Meloy

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#17
what about charles thompson of the pixies!
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#19
entire mogwai crew
entire explosions in the sky crew
Effrim from Godspeed You! Black Emperor/A Silver Mt Zion
Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers)
Sufjan Stevens
Ulrich Schnauss
Jack White
Elliott Smith
#20
thom york/johny greenwood
graham coxon/damon albarn
billy corgan
jeff tweedy
jeff buckley
elliot smith
ryan adams
#21
well i agree with most of ya'll choices but how can anyone not mention jeff mangum? The guy is great.
The best song will never get sung
The best life never leaves your lungs
So good, you won't ever know
I never hear it on the radio
Can't hear it on the radio
#22
Ben Gibbard, Sufjan Stevens, Samuel Beam(Iron and Wine), and Jack White.
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Ben Gibbard
Isaac Brock
Mark Kozelek
Lee Ranaldo
Sufjan Stevens
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#25
Jeff Buckley, easily.

And, a bit more rock but slightly indie for an album or so, Noel Gallagher.
#26
Isaac Brock - Modest Mouse
Frank Black - Pixies

and I'm surprised nobody's put forward Stephen Malkmus from Pavement.
#28
thom york
elliot smith
tim kasher
kurt cobain
the shins
connor oberst
sondre lerche
alex kapronos
the unicorns
alter your mind.
#31
Ian Mackaye/Guy Piccioto
Steven Malkmus
Elliott Smith
Thurston Moore
Billy Corgan
Thom Yorke
Sufjan Stevens
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has to be Radiohead

I dont know if you can even consider them alt/Indie, they have created their own genre of Radiohead

i also think chad kroegar is up there with how you remind me, hero, photograph and rockstar
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Rivers Cuomo
Kele Okereke (sp?)
Sufjan Stevens
Ben Gibbard
Isaac Brock
Frank Black
Ben Folds
Thom Yorke


Yea that's about all it needs lol.
#34
Johnny Marr/Morrissey
Sufjan Stevens
Frank Black/Black Francis/Charles/whatever
Thom Yorke
Ben Gibbard
Jeff Magnum
Steven Malkmus (or whoever the guy from Pavement is)
Wayne Coyne
Rivers Cuomo
Billy Corgan
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#35
Sigur Ros
The Smiths
Chan Marshall
Fiona Apple
Thom
Conor Oberst
Broken Social Scene
Do Make Say Think
Chris Martin
Jenny Lewis
Dustin Kensrue/Teppei Teranishi
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#36
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Jeff Buckley, easily.

And, a bit more rock but slightly indie for an album or so, Noel Gallagher.


I think Buckley is a much better singer than he is songwriter. He is a really good song writer, do not get me wrong. I just feel he is an amazing singer.
The best song will never get sung
The best life never leaves your lungs
So good, you won't ever know
I never hear it on the radio
Can't hear it on the radio
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i also think chad kroegar is up there with how you remind me, hero, photograph and rockstar

I hope to god that you are joking.
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#38
isaac brock
devendra banhart
tim kinsella maybe
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Grant Nicholas from Feeder
I don't think anyone's mentioned Pete Doherty either.
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