#3
What Steve said.

One's wierd and the other one's pop-like.

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#5
I guess so yeah. I usually think of indie as being brittish guys with weird hair, clean guitar and a weird kinda broken voice.
Alt rock is more American, distorted guitar and clean clear voice sometimes. In my opinion anyway.
#6
Indie and alternative are like the two broadest genres ever. It's really hard to explain or define them, go look at the alt/indie forum and listen to some bands of each genre for examples. Also, British radio pop rock is not indie!!
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#10
Indie rock was originally rock musicians signed to independant labels.
It has since been become a bastardized term refering to a new wave of rock a lot of which is from Britain.
#11
Quote by Steve The Plank
Indie is just like Alternative, but British, more poppy and lyrics generally to do with British stuff. Indie is pretty much mostly **** too.

Wrong, wrong, wrong, indie can be American or British, and as I've said before, it's not the radio pop rock you hear!!! Indie is such a broad genre and it's hard to explain, just go to the forum! Also, indie doesn't just mean being signed to an independent label.
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Quote by Steve The Plank
Indie is just like Alternative, but British, more poppy and lyrics generally to do with British stuff.



yeah instead of lyrics like "i feel so alone i'm gonna end up a big old pile of them bones"

they sing

"oh I feel rather solitudious, by chance I shall be found one day reduced to a mere skeleton"

and they sing about crumpets and cricket and stuff


EDIT: i'm just kidding. I find the difference is in style

indies


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#13
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yeah instead of lyrics like "i feel so alone i'm gonna end up a big old pile of them bones"

they sing

"oh I feel rather solitudious, by chance I shall be found one day reduced to a mere skeleton"

and they sing about crumpets and cricket and stuff



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Quote by StreetLight3989
Indie and alternative are like the two broadest genres ever. It's really hard to explain or define them, go look at the alt/indie forum and listen to some bands of each genre for examples. Also, British radio pop rock is not indie!!



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Quote by StreetLight3989
Wrong, wrong, wrong, indie can be American or British, and as I've said before, it's not the radio pop rock you hear!!! Indie is such a broad genre and it's hard to explain, just go to the forum! Also, indie doesn't just mean being signed to an independent label.


I dunno about you, but I defined Indie in the UK. I'm guessing you have a different view where you're at, but that's what it is here.
Either way, I don't really give a **** at all, I know what it sounds like, and how it's all that's ever played on the dreary boring-as-hell radios over here.
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quite right, quite right my dear chap. I also particularly admire his composition "Block the flowing water"
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I dunno about you, but I defined Indie in the UK. I'm guessing you have a different view where you're at, but that's what it is here.
Either way, I don't really give a **** at all, I know what it sounds like, and how it's all that's ever played on the dreary boring-as-hell radios over here.

The truth is, that's not indie in the slightest. It's just British radio pop rock, with "indie" style. It's so hard to define indie, the genre is so wide. The misconception of indie reminds me of the same thing that happened with emo, hopefully it doesn't get that widely misconceived, but it's sure getting there, the media ruins everything good.
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The truth is, that's not indie in the slightest. It's just British radio pop rock, with "indie" style. It's so hard to define indie, the genre is so wide. The misconception of indie reminds me of the same thing that happened with emo, hopefully it doesn't get that widely misconceived, but it's sure getting there, the media ruins everything good.

Indie could be anything from black metal, to bluegrass.
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The truth is, that's not indie in the slightest. It's just British radio pop rock, with "indie" style. It's so hard to define indie, the genre is so wide. The misconception of indie reminds me of the same thing that happened with emo, hopefully it doesn't get that widely misconceived, but it's sure getting there, the media ruins everything good.


It's easier to call 'British radio pop rock' Indie, and that's how more people see it as, so I'm totally cool with running with it. I don't care for when people get really nit-picky about genres to be honest.
#22
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Indie could be anything from black metal, to bluegrass.

Eh, I wouldn't say that, there are definitely vague dividing lines. I just don't think that anything signed to an indie label is necessarily indie.
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#23
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It's easier to call 'British radio pop rock' Indie, and that's how more people see it as, so I'm totally cool with running with it. I don't care for when people get really nit-picky about genres to be honest.

Don't give in to NME's sterotypes. They don't have a clue what they're talking about.

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Eh, I wouldn't say that, there are definitely vague dividing lines. I just don't think that anything signed to an indie label is necessarily indie.

But...that's the whole point of indie.
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Either way, its still called indie. People aren't going to stop calling it that just because a few people think it isn't called that.
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Don't give in to NME's sterotypes. They don't have a clue what they're talking about.


But...that's the whole point of indie.

True, I guess I sort of agree with you on that one, but when I think of indie I tend to think of bands like Neutral Milk Hotel to Sunny Day Real Estate, not some random indie label black metal band.

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Either way, its still called indie. People aren't going to stop calling it that just because a few people think it isn't called that.

This is exactly what happened to emo, and I think it's kind of sad.
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True, I guess I sort of agree with you on that one, but when I think of indie I tend to think of bands like Neutral Milk Hotel to Sunny Day Real Estate, not some random indie label black metal band.


This is exactly what happened to emo, and I think it's kind of sad.

Well, those bands would be Alternative/Indie bands.

And yeah, the emo thing is sad. Real indie (SDRE, etc.) is awesome.
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quite right, quite right my dear chap. I also particularly admire his composition "Block the flowing water"



Ah, a good ditty indeed, my dear fellow, though I myself am fond of "We Expire Before We Grow Old" and "Chicken With Testicles".

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