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Subject: True 'Alternative' bands (and measures of 'Indieness')

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/22/06 at 10:31 am

How would you rate the following bands in terms of indieness/commercialness (0 is very indie, 10 is commercial) AND originality/freshness (0 original, 10 very derivative)? Covers a wide range of genres from folk-pop to twee-pop to Indie rock.etc.

Fiery Furnaces
Architecture in Helsinki
Arcade Fire
The Decemberists
Postal Service
Bright Eyes
Machine Translations
The Yeah Yeah Yeah's
The Eels
Mary Timony
The New Pornographer's
The Kaiser Chiefs
The Magic Numbers
The Strokes
The Shins
The Pictures
The Bloc Party
Franz Ferdinand
Roots Manuva
Divandra Bandhart
Joanna Newsome
The Flaming Lips
Tegan and Sara
The Indigo Girls
The Scissor Sisters
The Vines
Sigur Ros
Sarah Blasko
End of Fashion
Eskimo Joe
New Buffalo
Fiona Apple
Kings of Leon
Queens of the Stone Age
Foo Fighters
Maroon 5
The Arctic Monkeys
Any others...

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