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33 Reasons why the unique is always better than the mainstream

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The list author says: "When you turn on (rock) radio, you usually hear a bunch of 90's alternative or nu-metal or a mixture between the two. However, when you listen to the obscure or creative that doesn't get radio play, you get to hear music that the artist really put their heart and mind into rather than an artist like Hootie and the Blowfish or The Clarks that just create simple, blueprinted song structures about the same boring topics. It's almost like mainstream pop and rock is created just for people that don't want to think and feel. These are bands that do just that."
Mule Variations
Mule Variations
"the most brilliant and creative artist in music. definitely a masterpiece."
The Fragile
The Fragile
"you can hear the feeling in his voice. fits perfectly with the music. another masterpiece."
Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles
"very different type of electronica. more intense than usual."
Tohuvabohu
Tohuvabohu
"godfathers of industrial. ultra heavy beat is the perfect term to describe it."
You Are Free
You Are Free
"beautiful and sad. another example of an artist not caring about the mainstream and just speaking about true feelings."
Miss Machine
Miss Machine
"the original mathcore. very intense and not just about anger like most heavier bands."
Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
"a different type of r&b that isn't just about catchy hooks and meaningless catchphrases."
XX
XX
"something new and lo-fi without the pretentiousness of most indie bands. unbelievable that they're only 19.."
Danzig 2: Lucifuge
Danzig 2: Lucifuge
"melodic and dark. not your typical metal. better."
Walk Among Us
Walk Among Us
"extremely original. the best type of punk in my opinion."
Sainthood
Sainthood
"it's poppy and mostly love songs. but they do it in a way that gives it more of an edge. their best in my opinion."
Sing Sing Death House
Sing Sing Death House
"brought back intense punk music. the genre kinda fell off a bit when bands like fall out boy started being called punk."
Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)
Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)
"so intelligent and aggressive it's scary. look past the shock that's in your head and listen to what he has to say."
When The Pawn
When The Pawn
"anger overtop beautiful piano melodies. effing amazing."
It's All Happening
It's All Happening
"insane mathcore with humor. very perfect mix. incredible voice too."
In The Flat Field (Reis)
In The Flat Field (Reis)
"one of the very first goth bands to incorporate heaviness. the instruments blend perfectly with his amazing voice."
Mit Gas
Mit Gas
"one of patton's best projects. very similar to dillinger but not as crazy."
Songs The Lord Taught Us
Songs The Lord Taught Us
"garage rock mixed with horror. it sounds so vintage it blows your mind. before they stuck strictly with sexual topics."
Surfer Rosa
Surfer Rosa
"soft verses and heavy choruses. another brilliant work of originality."
Enter The Vaselines
Enter The Vaselines
"80s indie rock with perverse and twisted humor. again, minus the pretentiousness. awesome."
Nothing & Nowhere
Nothing & Nowhere
"successfully incorporating synth and dance pop in the 21st century. it was only a matter of time."
Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy
Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy
"gross, immature, politically incorrect. it doesn't take itself seriously and that's what makes it great."
Zen Arcade [Vinyl]
Zen Arcade [Vinyl]
"punk and indie mixed together. very good."
The Woods
The Woods
"their best and sadly, their last. more intensity than most indie. most unique voice of all time."
Future Perfect
Future Perfect
"lush indie rock. this is actually my definition of the perfect indie band."
Power Move
Power Move
"awesome voice over insane rock. the girl can really shred live too."
Yes Virginia
Yes Virginia
"another band that created something so unique and different. her words are brilliant."
Murmur [2 CD Deluxe Edition]
Murmur [2 CD Deluxe Edition]
"i can't even describe how great their first album was. and still is."
Nico Vega
Nico Vega
"the voice and the music are perfect together."
Midnight Boom
Midnight Boom
"very blusey. if that's how you spell it. the guitars compliment the structure immensely."
Adolescents / Welcome To Reality
Adolescents / Welcome To Reality
"this"
MIA: The Complete Anthology
MIA: The Complete Anthology
"is"
Milo Goes to College
Milo Goes to College
"punk"