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The reports of rock’s death have been greatly exaggerated. The genre has wisely branched out into alternative forms, like indie rock, that keep the traditional band (vocals, guitar, bass, drums) sound at the center.
Mandatory’s Best Indie Rock Songs of 2018 playlist showcases artists like Lord Huron, Interpol, Khruangbin, Christine and the Queens, Moby, and Death Cab For Cutie that evolved with the times yet still rock. Devil horns!