The Best Indie Albums of The Decade

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Indie music has come a long way, and even though most people may mistake it for just any kind of music that’s not popular, it actually stands for independent music, alternative sounds that you’re not used to listening to all the time. When it comes to Indie music, is not always easy to become part of the background. Yet, we’ve found three albums that do definitely stand out from the rest of the pack thanks to its unique sound and lyrics, so let’s take a closer look at them.

01. Beach House – Bloom

Bloom (2012) is Beach House’s fourth studio album and it’s a major blow to the senses from the very start all the way to the last beat. It’s transcendent. Its combination of sounds is just something we’ve never heard before. It’s not crazy to think that with this record, the Baltimore duo really outdid themselves in terms of composition. They make a living out of sound stimulation to try and take a toll on all of our senses and truly touch our souls, and their deep, heartfelt lyrics have paved the way for them to become one of the surging stars of the Indie music scene.

02. Tame Impala – Lonerism

Tame Impala have already established themselves as one of the ultimate indie bands in the history of this genre, but the Australians really took it up a notch with Lonerism back in 2012, taking all MGMT had done before to do it ten times better, creating a hippie vibe with immersive sounds that could take you someplace else by just closing your eyes and taking a deep breath. This album is full of psychedelic art and sounds and you can really tell the influence from Courtney Barnett, Pond, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, among other surging Australian indie bands. Tame Impala has always known how to reinvent themselves and do something completely revolutionary, so we can be sure that they’re going to do something even more impressive pretty soon.

02. Tame Impala – Lonerism
Tame Impala – Lonerism

03. David Bowie – Blackstar

And obviously, David Bowie’s last masterpiece makes it all the way to the top of our list, as the late legend really developed a unique sound that nobody’s ever going to be able to replicate or even come close to. This album was released just a couple of days after his passing and was kept as a top-secret project during the last years of his life, and it features a lot of experimenting with Krautrock plus the very own sounds of the ‘90s Bowie embraced and brought to life better than anybody. Blackstar is Bowie’s masterpiece, a farewell, a prank, a place where art and life itself collide as a reflection over his incredible career. He’s the ultimate pop icon, a guy that completely changed fashion and the music industry and Blackstar was the perfect way to stick it to the man one last time and say goodbye to his diehard fans.

David Bowie – Blackstar
David Bowie – Blackstar