Indie Basslines From Heaven


This list of great basslines could never be exhaustive but we’ve tried to pick out our favourites – it’s up to you to let us know (in the comments below) about the ones we’ve missed. What has surprised us is how many of our favourite songs of all time are as a result of this gently tugged stringed instrument.

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Adorable – Homeboy

The Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)

Beck – Devils Haircut

The Boo Radleys – Lazarus (12′ Version)

The Breeders – Cannonball

Broken Social Scene – Stars and Sons

Cold War Kids – Hang Me Up To Dry

Cornershop – Sleep On The Left Side

The Cure – A Forest

The Cure – Close to Me

dEUS – Hotellounge (Be The Death Of Me)

Explosions In The Sky – First Breath After Coma

Furniture – Brilliant Mind

Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)

The Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control

Grizzly Bear – Cheerleader

Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

Joy Divison – She’s Lost Control

Kasabian – Club Foot
Lush – For Love

Mogwai – New Paths to Helicon (Part 1)

New Order – Blue Monday

Nirvana – Come as You Are

Of Montreal – Gronlandic

Pale Saints – Language Of Flowers

Pearl Jam – Jeremy

The Pixies – Here Comes Your Man

Pixies – Debaser

Placebo – Bionic

Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts)

R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe

Radiohead – The National Anthem

Saloon – Le Weekend

Sigur Ros – Olsen Olsen

Sigur Ros – Glosoli

Slowdive – Catch the Breeze

The Smiths – This Charming Man

Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar Armand Van Helden Mix

Spoon – I Turn My Camera On

St Etienne – Kiss and Make Up

The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

The Stone Roses – Fools Gold

Sultans of Ping – Give Him A Ball (And A Yard Of Grass)

U2 – New Years Day

Verve – She’s A Superstar

Verve – Gravity Grave

Whale – Hobo Humpin’ Slobo Babe

Whipping Boy – We Don’t Need Nobody Else

White Stripes – Seven Nation Army

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  1. November 1, 2014

    XTC – The Mayor of Simpleton

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