03/13/2015 11:20 EDT | Updated 03/13/2015 11:59 EDT

The Greatest Canadian Indie Rock Bands Of The 2000s

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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs as the band headline the Pyramid Stage on Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images)

Since the turn of the millennium, Canada has been a leading exporter of world-class indie rock.

While there have always been CanRock success stories, from Neil Young and Bryan Adams to the Guess Who and Rush, for the most part what was once called college rock and later alt-rock remained within our borders (aside from Halifax's brief next-Seattle stint in the '90s).

But around the year 2000, the floodgates opened and Canada became famous for pumping out a variety of creative, cool, and groundbreaking indie rockers. This rising tide has yet to recede, as evidenced by nominees for this weekend's Juno Awards, ranging from Alvvays and Bahamas to Timber Timbre and Polaris Prize-winning throatsinger Tanya Tagaq.

Here's a look at the 25 greatest indie rock bands to come out of the Great White North since Y2K.

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