|Damn. I make far too many lists.|
|St Vincent for indie and some OPETH for metal.|
|Indie- Neutral Milk Hotel, Guillemots, Okkervil River, Beirut, The New Pornographers(merely average though), My Bloody Valentine, Bright Eyes.|
|i second Neutral Milk Hotel and Beirut|
also check out Modest Mouse and definitely The Postal Service
|Wolves in The Throne Room- Two Hunters.|
|If you want Dream Theater, Scenes From A Memory is definitely their most consistent album.|
|i agree with Thor|
and also, if you don't already have system's toxicity - get it. although i don't think it's as consistent as their debut.
|if you like Isis you should check out Intronaut, and Iluvatar's suggestions are both excellent|
Fair To Midland
Neutral Milk Hotel
|Pain of Salvation.|
|For lesser known indie, that is actually original, try mumm-ra.|
For metal i'd say Opeth are one of the best.
Gyserfilm and Mr.Bungle for originality.
Cult of Luna if you're into Isis and black metal.
|System of a Down's debut? Rock on, man!|
|I've been planning to get into Neutral Milk Hotel and Opeth. And The Postal Service. And I just got Bright Eyes today.|
|Indie sucks balls, it all sounds the same.|
METAL & ROCK FTW