Indie Ballads

May 11, 2015
Set of indie ballads

Valentine's Day may have come and gone, but hopefully your relationship, and sense of romance, has not. If you are looking for a little inspiration, we culled together a list of the twenty-five best indie rock love songs to get your juices flowing.

The alt-country bad boy has, on several occasions, called his songs 'sad bastard music', but his hidden between all the tunes fuelled with bitter angst are some damn fine love songs. This sparkling tune finds Adams sweetly daring his girl to try and find someone better, or better yet to inspire him to become a better man.

This bouncy piano rock number provides bonus points for anyone with a significant other with an affinity for The Princess Bride. This cheery homage to the Dread Pirate Roberts story of survival Wesley tells Princess Buttercup is as addictive as it is nostalgic for anyone that grew up in the eighties.

As sticky, lush, and dreamy as the title suggests, the now-defunct band bats their bedroom eyes hard on this gorgeous song. The dramatic falsetto of Dan Nigro over the floating guitars and ticking drums adds up to an irresistibly sexy tune.

Known more for his darker side, this fingerpicked piece of sunshine from Conor Oberst finds him falling head-over-heels in love for a welcome departure for the songwriter.

Delightfully saccharine and adorably cheesy in all the right ways, this quiet acoustic ballad wins you over in its innocence and honesty. Alex Dezen charms your ears, promising to, "keep the bank from calling", before offering to, "feed you fries with steak sauce".

Proving that love songs do not need to be ballads, the loosely flung guitars and excitedly quivering vocals gleefully awash in new love makes this up-tempo number a fantastic feel-good listen.

The lone cover on the list is a dazzlingly great, jazz-dipped take on Bee Gees' "Love You Inside Out", as the Canadian songstress pouring out her unconditional love as she nearly demands her man stick around in the hook.

Source: www.ign.com
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