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listen, "indie" is not a genre of music. It means independent music - think like the bohemian lifestyle. There is no such thing as indie music versus rap music or whatever the fuck you want to compare it to. It represents an era, not one certain type of music. get is right.
Be indie in everything you do.
by i am always right. September 07, 2006
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Indie is a genre of music, it stands for independent rock. In terms of music it would be independent of major labels/mainstream stuff. It's nothing like emo or scenester. Indie can get through a whole song without screaming random words so loud that your throat is red and bleeding or of course crying. Which is the two things emo songs can't do, even if they tried..
Indie Kid: Do you have any Bright Eyes posters?

Shop Assistant: No, but we do have Trivium and Cradle of Filth.

Indie Kid: Do I look like a fucking emo to you?!
by The New Improved Emily May 09, 2006
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"No one listens to the same music I do. Belle & Sebastian? so indie!"
by Nonindie Kid. December 09, 2006
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FFS! can people stop calling killers and snow patrol indie!!!!!!!!

the only mainstream indie band is arctic monkeys. and thats only cos they originated from real indie stuff.

modern indie bands: the films, llibertines, babyshambles, maximo park.

pete doherty is the perfect indie, he's likable yet doesnt get on with anyone and is himself.

indie music has meaningful lyrics, yet isnt depressing like emo.

if you have any idea wat good music is, you'l love indie.

although this definition didnt actually say what indie is; there is a reason for that. indie isnt anything, its just people or music being watever it wants to be and not caring what anyone else thinks of that.

if you have a problem with this definition, email me yeah?
Olliet@hotmail.co.uk
no example cos indie is whatever.
by OllieT, dont label me. June 06, 2007
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Indie means independent right? so it means pretty much any band that releases an album or song independantly without using major record companies. so a rocker could release an album by himself and its Indie. A rapper could then theoretically release an album by himself and he'd technically also be indie. A techno song could be Indie. so could pop, grunge, metal, jazz, etc etc. as long as its released independently.

So why the FUCK do people keep calling it a genre?
Person 1: My favourite genre of music is rap.

Person 2: I hate rap, i loooove Indie though. Especially Atmosphere.

Person 1: But he's a rapper........
by MakTheRipper November 15, 2009
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Someone who likes Alternative Rock and doesn't care what other people think of him/her. They are sometimes rideculed by morons who listen to shit music eg. TFI, Heavy Metal, Punk, Emo music, Pop and any other music that hasn't really got any REAL lyrics besides, a screech, a mumble, a sware word, and something to do with love.

Indies wear whatever they want and are the smartest people you could think of without being nerds! Most indies, don't even know they are indies because of their strong dislike of labelisation. Indies are very cool, and so different from eachother, the only thing they would have in common is listening to Alternative Rock, and hating lots of other music genres.

If you are a moron, you would only listen to music that sounds like something you've heard before which is already shit by someone who doesn't know how to sing, but 'makes up for it' by screaming loudly, mumbling, or playing his instrument really loudly to cover his voice up.

If you are smart, you'd listen to whichever music sounds new and you don't know which style it is. 9/10 says it'll be alternative music.
Chav: *plays music on phone really loud for attention*
Indie: Turn that down, it is shit!
Chav: Shurrup ya sweaty bastard
Indie: *laughs at how dumb the person is*
by :x-y-z: July 23, 2006
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"Indie" has become a vague term. It stands for a type of music, a type of lifestye, and even a whole "look".

The Type Of Music:Independantly recorded, on the mellow side(unknown, independant recorded:hip-hop/hardcore/emo bands are <b>not</b> Indie!)

The Look: The Indie look is all about vintage. That means thrift stores, T-shirts of obscure/old bands,Blazers (you wear it over the T-shirt) ripped/tight jeans, shaggy hair, big sunglasses.(think The Strokes. The Strokes lifestyle before becoming famous was the epitome of Indie, they owned nothing that was made after 1980, they were slumming in new york apartments, and some were heavily into Heroin)

The Lifestyle: Most "Indie" kids are: White. Drive old cars. Live together in rented out, very old homes/or shitty apartments, and are extremely poor and slumming. Many indie kids are heavy into drugs. Indie kids are very exclusive with who they choose to hang out with, and sometimes form "Crews". Indie kids sometimes listen to Gangster Rap, sort of as a joke. (haha)

Some bands that have the "Indie" sound, but are technically not Indie because of their popularity are: The Shins, Rooney, Modest Mouse, Hot Hot Heat, The Strokes. Etc.
Type Of Music: <i>Sean</i>:My bands going on tour soon
<i>groupie</i>:oh really? is anything you play on the radio?
<i>Sean</i>:Hell no..we're Indie fuck corporate radio, we're all about the music, not the popularity or money!


The Look: <i>Sean</i>: Fuck I just got a dope ass tweed Blazer at Savers for 10 bucks! I'm gonna wear it over my Deathcab For Cutie shirt!
<i>groupie</i>You're Soo INdie<33!

The Lifestyle: <i>Sean</i>: My parents are filthy rich.. but I moved out into an old ass apartment with 3 friends, we dont have a computer or TV, we get fucked up all day and work just enough to get by, we play guitar and make out with girls that have shaggy hair. We're soo indie!
by _tweed_bizzle_ February 16, 2005
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