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it is rock music released on an independent label
take 2 bands and compare...the black keys and yo la tengo
do u see any similarity? no u probably dont. thus it isnt rly a genre

listening to indie doesnt make u unique or cool or special
if u like indie, it makes u just as special as liking classic rock, rap, blues etc...people should stop pretending they like indie rock bands, and listen to what they really like....
kid who doesnt know about music: "yea dude i got this new MM album, i semi like the way it sounds but dont appreciate the rly good hard work put into it. look everyone i like indie rock "

kid who knows his stuff: "w.e dude listen to wat u really like, ur wasting ur own time"
by jake56342 February 14, 2009
 
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Music that Americans CAN NOT MAKE. Interpol, The Killers, The Shins, these are examples of worthless American 'indie' bands. Good indie bands with a message and style include: Babyshambles, The Cribs, The Arctic Monkeys, wow how about that they are all ENGLISH.
Indie rock is the best genre of music these days.
by Urban Dictionary September 12, 2005
 
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Music that tries to be different than any other music while somehow managing to sound like every other indie rock song out there.
It's not that I don't listen to indie rock. All my friends are obsessed with it, and I just can't stand it. It all sounds so whiny and I don't know why. Backtrack instead of fastforward....discover something new that's old!!!! Losers like indie.
by Jesus loves you March 20, 2006
 
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Yet another Mtv/Top Of The Pops creation, which will in five or so years be dead once they have invented more garbage to market. Not only are they NOT cool, they are seriously lacking in talent. I am not a hater who has never listened to whole albums of these artists either, I have listened to many albums and know one thing- they are all the same! They all bore me sleepy, I just can't listen to a whole album without regretting it, the music is unchallenging, lacks any innovation (the basic style hasn't changed much since the 60's) and has definately not got a cool image. Anything promoted by Mtv is sure to be a waste of money, bands like Keane, Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian and The Killers are all artificial shite.
In contrast however it is still a viable alternative to goth-inspired metal or the spineless rap Mtv plays. Lets face it, at least Indie relates to REAL people, but just lacks the musical talent and innovation to make it worth my hard earned cash.
In this age of shockingly bad music at least Indie Rock isn't the worst of the lot.
by Scurrvy January 20, 2006