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Old 04-25-2010, 05:18 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Don't get wrong, I do that sometimes myself. Just wasn't really feeling the vibes when I posted my list
And you call yourself a mod. You should go the extra mile! Letting the MB team down.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:01 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Fair enough, I kind of made the thread because I thought people would post why the album they chose is more essential than an 'obvious album'

Say, I want to know why your 5 albums are more essential than NMH (even though they're an obvious one, I don't think you can get more essential than that)
Well, in all fairness, I didn't say mine were more essential than NMH, I said just as essential Obviously NMH is an indie rock cornerstone, but for me personally, discoveries like Boxer, Sigur Ros, etc. shaped my musical vision and development just as much as NMH did. They're all so original and still unmatched. So to me, they're all essential. Hence why they made my list
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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It's gonna be America-heavy because I prefer their brand of indie rock:

Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth
Surfer Rosa - Pixies
Slanted & Enchanted - Pavement
You're Living All Over Me - Dinosaur Jr.
13 Songs - Fugazi

I want this poor noob to get a solid base and hear the influences before they move on to modern indie...
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:40 PM   #24 (permalink)
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In no order

1. Interpol - Antics
2. Arcade Fire - Funeral
3. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, Thats What Im Not.
4. The Strokes - Is This It
5. Modest Mouse - Good News... Or. We Were Dead...

A very generic list I know but 5 that everyone should have and as good a place to start as any.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:29 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West Face-melting


Pixies - Doolittle - Can't leave this off.


The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? - Gorgeous playful soundscape. A bit proggy too.


Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary



Slint - Spiderland - On first listen, this didn't do much for me. After giving it a proper review, it blew me away.
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:25 PM   #26 (permalink)
 
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Might as well throw in my 5:

1. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
2. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
3. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
4. Pixies - Doolittle
5. Arcade Fire - Funeral

Those 5 are a great starting point.
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:31 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Very solid.

I left out Doolittle because I felt it was more Alternative than Indie.. but meh, I should've really put it in. It's an essential.
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:39 PM   #28 (permalink)
 
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Pixies can fall into both really. The alternative rock scene in the 80's was pretty much the american indie movement. There was no real difference between the two at the time.
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:43 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Aye, Indie rock is a very loose term I feel. Even bands on major labels, I'd say yeah they're an Indie band.. just because they make music that sounds Indie. But I wanted these lists to be as Indie as possible, so I left out stuff like Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.

Good list though, I think if you gave them to someone who had only ever heard mainstream music their life would change.
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:44 PM   #30 (permalink)
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i left off radiohead but really wanted to include them.
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