Editors’ Notes In its early-’80s iteration, indie rock referred less to a sound than an economic model: the underground ecosystem of independent labels, record shops, college-radio stations, and venues that sustained artists operating outside the mainstream. But the “indie” part of the equation also suggested a certain aesthetic independence from the hardcore scene that laid the groundwork for this DIY network, as bands like Sonic Youth and Pixies stretched their abrasive sound into more tuneful and artful realms. After Nirvana brought that sort of melodic discord to MTV in the ‘90s, indie rock drifted further away from its punk roots, though its outsider sensibility endured through the skewed fuzz pop of Pavement and frazzled folk of Neutral Milk Hotel. But as the internet allowed fringe artists to reach wider audiences, indie rock became a 21st-century pop-cultural force thanks to the stadium-shaking blues-punk of The White Stripes, festival-ready anthems of Arcade Fire, and pancultural pop of Vampire Weekend.

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Freak Scene
Bug
3:36
 
F**k and Run (Remastered)
3:07
 
About a Girl
2:48
 
Teen Age Riot
6:58
 
Wake Up
5:35
 
Cannonball
3:33
 
Waiting Room
2:53
 
Only Shallow
4:17
 
Game of Pricks
1:33
 
Do You Realize??
3:32
 
The Boy With the Arab Strap
5:14
 
Last Nite
3:13
 
Shut Up Kiss Me
3:22
 
Seven Nation Army
3:51
 
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
3:22
 
Bastards of Young
3:38
 
Between the Bars
2:21
 
Red Eyes
4:58
 
Where Is My Mind?
3:54
 
Touch Me I'm Sick (Remastered)
2:32
 
New Slang
3:51
 
Take Me Out
3:57
 
3:39
 
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
3:12
 
2:17
 
Your Dog
3:14
 
Do I Wanna Know?
AM
4:31
 
Down by the Water (Demo)
3:05
 
The Underdog
3:42
 
Holes
5:56
 
All My Friends
7:42
 
Real Love Baby
3:09
 
Fade into You
4:55
 
5:13
 
House of Jealous Lovers
5:04
 
You Can Have It All
4:36
 
Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely
3:30
 
Cruel
3:34
 
Seasons (Waiting On You)
3:46
 
Web in Front
2:04
 
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
6:58
 
I Want Wind To Blow
5:32
 
5:17
 
Time to Pretend
4:21
 
The Rat
4:22
 
Chicago
6:04
 
Gentlemen
3:53
 
Stoned and Starving
5:11
 
Two Weeks
4:03
 
Lake of Fire
Ii
1:56
 
The House That Heaven Built
4:49
 
Dig Me Out
2:40
 
Salad Days
2:25
 
4:18
 
That’s When I Reach for My Revolver
3:53
 
On Fire
3:36
 
Pretty Pimpin
4:58
 
Cold Blooded Old Times
4:14
 
White Winter Hymnal
2:27
 
Wordless Chorus
Z
4:12
 
M.A.H.
2:54
 
Alison
3:52
 
Stillness Is the Move
5:17
 
Mythological Beauty
5:06
 
It's Real
2:48
 
The Funeral
5:22
 
Into Your Arms
2:44
 
Heat Wave
5:08
 
The Book of Love
2:42
 
I'll Believe In Anything
4:36
 
Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales
6:14
 
Every Time the Sun Comes Up
4:22
 
NYC
4:19
 
Anthems For a Seventeen Year Old Girl
4:35
 
The Concept
6:07
 
Letter from an Occupant
3:46
 
Can't Stand Me Now
3:23
 
2:59
 
Cybele's Reverie
4:40
 
Strange
3:17
 
Road Head
3:15
 
Pedestrian At Best
3:50
 
Wolf Like Me
4:39
 
Corona
2:25
 
A Life of Possibilities
4:34
 
4:33
 
The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
5:43
 
Slack Motherfucker
2:53
 
Stay Useless
2:46
 
First Day of My Life
3:08
 
Kaputt
6:17
 
I Will Follow You Into the Dark
3:09
 
The Greatest
3:22
 
Nothing Ever Happened
5:50
 
Invalid Litter Dept.
6:05
 
So Good at Being in Trouble
3:50
 
My Shadow
3:18
 
Indian Summer
3:05
 

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