SiriusXMU Top 500 Indie Songs of All Time: 400-351

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A fairly unremarkable stretch, but the work continues.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
361. Lana Del Rey - Video Games 6
379. Björk - Hyper-Ballad (Family Tree Version) 5
360. Teenage Fanclub - The Concept 5
365. PJ Harvey - Sheela-Na-Gig 4
392. Pavement - Shady Lane 4
396. Pixies - Velouria 4
397. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day 3
384. The National - Anyone's Ghost 2
389. Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor 2
362. Sonic Youth - Dirty Boots 2
354. CHVRCHES - Leave a Trace 2
370. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Baby 1
390. Radiohead - Talk Show Host 1
374. Girls - Lust for Life 1
400. LCD Soundsystem - call the police 1
381. The Magnetic Fields - When My Boy Walks Down the Street 1
395. Sleater-Kinney - Oh! 1
376. Spoon - Rent I Pay 1
382. The Decemberists - Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect 1
373. Sebadoh - Ocean 1
385. Courtney Barnett - Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party 0
383. Jenny Lewis - She's Not Me 0
386. Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart 0
387. King Tuff - Eyes of the Muse 0
391. DIIV - Under the Sun 0
393. Tame Impala - Expectation 0
394. Washed Out - Hard to Say Goodbye 0
398. Foxygen - San Francisco 0
399. Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat 0
388. St. Vincent - The Strangers 0
380. Arcade Fire - Reflektor 0
364. Ty Segall - Tall Man Skinny Lady 0
363. Bon Iver - Re: Stacks 0
359. Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining 0
358. The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers 0
356. Parquet Courts - Berlin Got Blurry 0
355. Yo La Tengo - Friday I'm In Love 0
353. Tame Impala - Cause I'm a Man 0
352. Jack White - Freedom At 21 0
366. Fleet Foxes - Third of May / Ōdaigahara (Edit) 0
367. The Strokes - The End Has No End 0
378. Modest Mouse - The World At Large 0
377. Phantogram - Black Out Days 0
357. Death Cab for Cutie - Crooked Teeth 0
375. Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong 0
372. Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless 0
371. Father John Misty - Real Love Baby 0
369. Best Coast - Our Deal 0
368. Mac DeMarco - Salad Days 0
351. Belle and Sebastian - I Want the World to Stop 0


kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 12:52 (three months ago) link

There are a bunch of fantastic songs on this list. I voted for “anyone’s ghost”

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:00 (three months ago) link

It's hilarious that Pitchfork pretends to be woke, yet still unconditionally praises the band that wrote 'Cause I'm a Man'.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:16 (three months ago) link

CHVRCHES, even though they're not an indie band.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:20 (three months ago) link

This isn’t a pitchfork list

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:21 (three months ago) link

Of All Time!

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:30 (three months ago) link

about 5 or 6 of these are pretty good to great

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:31 (three months ago) link

CHVRCHES

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:41 (three months ago) link

kinda weak segment, tbh. these tower over the rest:

Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong
Pavement - Shady Lane
Björk - Hyper-Ballad (Family Tree Version)
Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat
Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:44 (three months ago) link

sleater-kinney belongs up there too

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:44 (three months ago) link

Bjork

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:44 (three months ago) link

This is my favourite stretch so far: Velouria vs Sheela na Gig just over Hyperballad and Dirty Boots.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:48 (three months ago) link

oh shit, glazed over The Concept, that'll get my vote

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:50 (three months ago) link

Velouria

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:06 (three months ago) link

That's probably going to get my vote as well.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:11 (three months ago) link

Casimir Pulaski Day is the most powerful of these. i actually can't even listen to it.

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:15 (three months ago) link

the concept is a great song as well.

i'm wishing i voted for hyperballad now.

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:16 (three months ago) link

Brill Bruisers is such a weird choice of New Pornographers song.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:39 (three months ago) link

"When My Boy Walks Down the Street" seems like a really weird choice too. Anyways I voted "Video Games" come at me.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:40 (three months ago) link

Xp there are gonna be a lot more NP songs as the list goes on

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:43 (three months ago) link

i almost voted for Lana, that's probably the one that placed highest for me in its particular year. But I ended up going with S-K, that's one of their absolute best tunes.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 15:53 (three months ago) link

The Concept

billstevejim, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 15:59 (three months ago) link

Xp there are gonna be a lot more NP songs as the list goes on

Semi-spoiler---the song most NP fans would assume to be the highest ranking didn't make the list.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 16:45 (three months ago) link

"Rent I Pay" with "Ready for the Floor" being a very close second. Man have I soured on Teenage Fanclub, as saw them live about a year back and it was one of the worst shows I have ever seen.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 16:53 (three months ago) link

The Bleeding Heart show isn’t on there?

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 16:54 (three months ago) link

it's not. also, no pre-Twin Cinema tracks? fuckin weird.

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 17:33 (three months ago) link

"casimir pulaski day" for me

how has "i will possess your heart" not been eternally condemned as the sexist shite that it is by now

dyl, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 02:35 (three months ago) link

PJ Harvey - Sheela-Na-Gig

nicky lo-fi, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 03:53 (three months ago) link

I really really like Girls' Lust for Life

Dan S, Saturday, 15 June 2019 00:08 (three months ago) link

also wondering why Hyper-Ballad isn't several hundred places higher

Dan S, Saturday, 15 June 2019 00:47 (three months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 17 June 2019 00:01 (three months ago) link

All the great Belle and Sebastian songs out there and they went with “I Want the World to Stop”??

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 17 June 2019 08:26 (three months ago) link

I hate lists like these. I have very polarizing reactions to indie music. When a few good songs are placed next to 10 Beach House, 15 Arcade Fire and 12 Tame Impala songs (for example) I have to burn the list.

ilm jive mind (FlopsyDuck), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:04 (three months ago) link

All the great Belle and Sebastian songs out there and they went with “I Want the World to Stop”??

― Mr. Snrub, Monday, June 17, 2019 3:26 AM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and the YLT song they pick is the intentionally warmed-over cure cover

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:17 (three months ago) link

It's hilarious that Pitchfork pretends to be woke, yet still unconditionally praises the band that wrote 'Cause I'm a Man'.

― Frederik B, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:16 AM (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I don’t much care for it but isn’t this song written in character?

This selection is real depressing. “Oh!” is great fun though.

JoeStork, Monday, 17 June 2019 21:35 (three months ago) link

I love Sebadoh, but lmao at the thought of 'Ocean' being a better song than Lana's 'Video Games'. There's an ocean between the two.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 June 2019 21:38 (three months ago) link

it's not actually misogynistic, it's just in the persona of a misogynist, meant as commentary is a poor excuse that is seldom trotted out for anyone other than (white) rock artists

dyl, Monday, 17 June 2019 23:02 (three months ago) link

(black) rap artists use this "excuse" way more.

Never heard the Tame Impala song, but the lyrics seem more like self- loathing than amy hatred of women.

nicky lo-fi, Monday, 17 June 2019 23:47 (three months ago) link

yeah agree

Dan S, Monday, 17 June 2019 23:48 (three months ago) link

about the Tame Impala song

Dan S, Monday, 17 June 2019 23:50 (three months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:01 (three months ago) link

Just for the record, I'm not woke, and no artist owes me any excuse for the content of their art.

When I become quick to judge and label people I don't know at all,I hope I have the courage to blow my brains out.

nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:02 (three months ago) link

i'll go ahead and do that, thanks

dyl, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 01:34 (three months ago) link

video games

dyl, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 01:35 (three months ago) link

love video games

Dan S, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 01:39 (three months ago) link

it's a great song. still one of my favs by ldr

dyl, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:07 (three months ago) link


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