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Readers' Picks

Your picks for best indie bands -- Nominations for the Pixies, Pavement, Youth Sonic, and more

Your picks for best indie bands

A look at a few of the artists you nominated as the top 25 indie bands at EW.com.

The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs! Karen O is pretty crazy and amazing, and if you don't tear up a little bit at 'Maps,' then there's no hope for you.
—Devin

Pavement is #1, but that leaves only 24 and some great ones are going to be left out. You have to have the Replacements, Yo La Tengo, Guided by Voices, the Pixies, Death Cab for Cutie...and Spoon.
—Dave

Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. were two of the most important and influential bands in history.
— Lonnie

The Minutemen, the Pixies, Pavement, Hüsker Dü, and Uncle Tupelo are hard to beat.
— Chris

Hanson, most definitely, is the greatest indie band of all time! None other can compare!
— Renee

Originally posted Mar 20, 2008 Published in issue #984 Mar 28, 2008 Order article reprints