The Indie 500 counts down the top indie songs of all time according to millions of Pandora thumbs and Sirius XMU airplay. Here, you’ll find ubiquitous favorites like the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” as well as modern staples like Courtney Barnett’s “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party.”
You’ll also hear never-before-told stories about the writing of the tracks, from the song that Baio unknowingly recorded on Adele’s guitar to how the ceiling fan in James Murphy’s bathroom inspired LCD Soundsystem’s “Oh Baby.”
Whether you’re a casual listener or an indie savant, this list is bound to satisfy all your alternative needs. In this version, there’s no winner but you.