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NME‘s 50 Greatest “Indie Anthems”

By Stereogum / May 3, 2007

XFM and NME have joined forces to bring you their user poll, counting down the 50 greatest anthems in indie rock (criteria? your guess is as good as ours). You could try and guess which band delivered the #1 single … or you could take the over/under on the number of Oasis tracks to make the cut, which we’ve set at 5. Good luck!

50 My Bloody Valentine – ‘You Made Me Realise’
49 The Rapture – ‘House Of Jealous Lovers’
48 Sonic Youth – ‘Bull In The Heather’
47 The Libertines – ‘Up The Bracket’
46 Dinosaur Jr – ‘Freak Scene’
45 The La’s – ‘There She Goes’
44 The Stone Roses – ‘Love Spreads’
43 Suede – ‘Animal Nitrate’
42 The Cribs – ‘Hey Scenesters’
41 Blur – ‘Parklife’
40 Klaxons – ‘Golden Skans’

39 Oasis – ‘Champagne Supernova’
38 Pixies – ‘Gigantic’
37 Kasabian – ‘LSF’
36 Kaiser Chiefs – ‘I Predict A Riot’
35 Pixies – ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’
34 Radiohead – ‘Just’
33 The Killers – ‘Mr Brightside’
32 The Stone Roses – ‘Fool’s Gold’
31 Oasis – ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’
30 Manic Street Preachers – ‘A Design For Life’
29 Arcade Fire – ‘Rebellion (Lies)’
28 Pavement – ‘Cut Your Hair’
27 Oasis -‘ Wonderwall’
26 Radiohead – ‘Creep’
25 Oasis – ‘Supersonic’
24 Babyshambles – ‘Fuck Forever’
23 The Gossip – ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’
22 The Breeders – ‘Cannonball’
21 The Smiths – ‘Panic’
20 Joy Division – ‘Transmission’
19 Joy Divison – ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’
18 The Verve – ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’
17 The Stone Roses – ‘I Wanna Be Adored’
16 Franz Ferdinand – ‘Take Me Out’
15 Blur – ‘Song 2′
14 Oasis – ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’
13 The Libertines – ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’
12 The Stone Roses – ‘She Bangs The Drums’
11 The Smiths – ‘This Charming Man’
10 Arctic Monkeys – ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’
09 The Strokes – ‘Last Nite’
08 The Stone Roses – ‘I Am The Resurrection’
07 The Smiths – ‘How Soon Is Now?’
06 The Libertines – ‘Time For Heroes’
05 The Libertines – ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’
04 The Smiths – ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
03 Pulp – ‘Common People’
02 Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
01 Oasis – ‘Live Forever’

The overs have it. Thank god we’re not a casino.