Switchfoot (Alternative Rock/Post Grunge), 43. The Bravery (Post Punk Revival/Alternative Rock), 49. Chic. The anthem-like verses and choruses (which were often interspersed with power chord riffs) in pop punk songs gave the genre a unique identity. 106 singles topped the chart in the 2000s; the first was " All the Small Things " by Blink-182, while the last was " Uprising " by Muse. The typical metalcore sound fused elements of hardcore punk and extreme metal. Major festival spots and radio support has allowed YYYs to take their challenging music to more mainstream audiences. The term “indie” is a bit tricky when used to describe music. The infectious riff-based grooves that formed the core sound of nu metal became popular during this decade. Animal Collective (Psychedelia/Experimental Pop/Indie Rock/Noise Rock), 31. Prolific. Talented. Female musicians gave the genre a unique identity, embellishing rock 'n' roll with bubblegum pop. Also, nu metal band Evanescence became extremely popular in 2003 and Linkin Park continued having much mainstream success. If you connect with music from this decade, then you'll definitely have something to say. The emo music that emerged during this decade showcased a broader emphasis on confessional lyrics. 61. Surely their importance to modern rock music is undeniable. Category:American rock bands. As rock music evolved in the 2000s to encompass indie and alt styles, so did Christian rock. The band that refuses to make a bad record is fronted by one of indie music’s best and most distinct vocalists – Britt Daniel. With major placements in shows such as The OC, Death Cab’s music was introduced to a generation of youth. I am passionate about books, philosophy, music, and the music industry. Suddenly the era of “I knew them before they were big” was born. BOH has played some pretty major festivals and toured with a little band you might know… Pearl Jam. Criteria: Rock Artists of the 2000's are based equally on Popularity, influence, cultural impact, and critical acclaim of the artists recorded work from 2000-2009 only. The Killers (Alternative Rock/Post Punk Revival), 62. Chris Isaak. A band that explored electronical instruments in rock music farther than any band has done before. With their unique blending of musical influences, these bands were seen as part of the new wave, post-punk, and garage rock revival. The simple two-piece of Jack and Meg created songs with massive hooks, pounding drums, and intense lyrical delivery. Skillet (Christian Rock/Christian Metal/Nu Metal). Seether (Post Grunge/Alternative Metal). The only huge rock band to retain its popularity all decade, the Chili Peppers sold about 7 million copies of 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik in the U.S. and about 5.5 million copies of 1999's Californication. ...read more.. I knew i could count on the rankings as soon as i seen the number 1 ranked in the 80s rock category! Alter Bridge #35? A number of unsigned indie bands promoted their music through social networking sites and streaming services. In early 2000, several mainstream bands emerged that drew inspiration from new wave and post-punk. Death Cab For Cutie (Alternative Rock/Indie Rock, 44. Lynda Thomas, retired Mexican alternative rock musician of the 1990s and 2000s Transmetal , Mexican death metal band Ritchie Valens , a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement As the ‘90s faded away, putting the brakes on grunge, a new musical era emerged. Style of music such as alternative rock, hard rock, punk rock and southern rock are also included in this category. The internet played a pivotal role in helping underground, unsigned bands reach a wide audience. One of the more unique sounding indie bands of the 2000s, Vampire Weekend had a virtuosic quality to their music, which was perfectly crafted, catchy, and completely original. Furthermore, the term “emo” became emblematic of a subculture associated with fashion, hairstyles, and other aesthetic attributes. Hoobastank (Post Grunge/Alternative Rock), 59. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest “indie” bands who entered the mainstream in the 2000s. Delivering serious style along with faithful themes, the best Christian rock bands of the 2000s continued the genre's popularity from the 90s as they became more mainstream.. As the 2000s went on, a few of the best Christian Rock bands may have distanced themselves … Red Hot Chili Peppers (Funk Rock/Alternative Rock/Funk Metal), 74. Mastadon (Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal), 98. The post-grunge scene, which came into prominence towards the end of the ‘90s, scaled to new heights in the 2000s. Disturbed (Heavy Metal/Alternative Metal), 16. Frontman Ben Bridwell has stated that he is a self-taught terrible guitar player, but we think it’s a bit of southern humbleness and, in fact, Bridwell possesses one of the most powerful and distinct falsettos in indie music. With massive buzz online, praise from likes of David Bowie, and an incredible and ambitious record behind it all, they made an instant impact on the consciousness of indie fans worldwide. Interpol (Post-Punk Revival/Garage Rock), 47. Franz Ferdinand (Post Punk Revival/Indie Rock). The metalcore movement came into its own in the 2000s. While the post-grunge movement started in the U.S., it gradually gained a global following. This list is sound. Artists such as Eminem, OutKast, The Black Eyed Peas, T.I., 50 Cent, Kanye West, Nelly, Nas, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, M.I.A., Lil' Kim, Gorillaz, Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, The Game and Ludacriswere among the dominant mainstream hip hop artists to have represented the hip hop genre for the decade. Major festival headline spots, tons of record sales, and one of the greatest indie records in the past 25 years — Yankee Hotel Foxtrott have made them a household name in alternative music. Selling out stadiums alllll these years later. Rock n’ Roll. The term “indie” or indie rock originated in the 80s and was used to describe bands coming out of the American punk and post-punk scenes. They followed that record up with Antics and for a few years were one of the coolest, most exciting indie bands in the world. Instead, the garage rock movement emerged from many different countries simultaneously, leading to an alternative subculture. My Chemical Romance (Alternative Rock/Pop Punk/Emo), 30. 21. Slash's Snakepit 2.0? There will always be disagreements with a list this long. Drowning Pool (Post Grunge/Alternative Metal), 42. This explains the exclusion of Eminem, System Of A Down, The White Stripes & others frequently associated with the late 1990's. artist. Papa Roach (Nu Metal/Alternative Metal), 23. 41. Experimental. Opeth (Progressive Death Metal/Progressive Metal), 95. Coheed and Cambria (Progressive Rock), 78. Simple Plan (Pop Punk/Alternative Rock), 72. Dude, why is MCR not higher up?? A number of bands associated with this genre released successful debut albums. Shinedown (Alternative Metal/Post Grunge), 77. While the garage rock and post-punk genres flourished during this decade, only a few bands from these genres were able to strike recording contracts with major record labels. A DIY ethos? Alt-country staple Wilco stems from an earlier band, Uncle Tupelo, and is led by the enigmatic genius Jeff Tweedy, who remains one of indie music’s coolest cats. Kaiser Chiefs (Indie Rock/Post Punk Revival), 90. https://spinditty.com/artists-bands/100-Best-Rock-Bands-of-the-2000s Radiohead (Alternative Rock/Art Rock), 15. The genre became the quintessential teen-scene in this decade. Fleetwood Mac. While pop music ruled the charts, rock music continued to evolve and develop by merging with other genres. Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. 1 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The Top Ten. Karen O is easily one the most captivating music performers in indie music. I tried to incorporate songs from both the mainstream world and the indie world, so if you are a fan of one or the other, I'm sure there will be some major disagreements. Kings of Leon (Alternative Rock/Garage Rock), 48. LCD Soundsystem (Electronic Rock/Dance Punk), 69. And an album no one has mentioned in the comments Hybrid Theory was America's best selling album from 2000 to 2004. Power pop stamped its authority in this decade and influenced many bands in the years that followed. Interestingly, the garage rock scene in the 2000s didn’t spread from one country or region. 30 Seconds To Mars (Alternative Rock), 56. Rockarchive's list A-Z of rock bands & music artists ranging from indie rock bands, classic rock bands, punk rock bands, through to jazz & blues. Godsmack (Heavy Metal/Post Grunge/Nu Metal), 35. The UK’s answer to The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys infused the indie sound with Brit pop to great effect. “It will change your life, I swear.” The famous line from Garden State uttered by Natalie Portman before playing “New Slang” for Zach Braff’s philistine ears is a defining moment in indie music/film history. Artists with two years or less of active recording during the decade are excluded, unless it was the ONLY decade in which they performed. R.E.M. The ‘90s punk rock movement evolved into a slick and sophisticated sound known as pop punk in the 2000s. Metalcore blended standard singing with screaming, growling, heavy guitar riffs, double bass drumming, and percussive pedal tones together to create its own unique identity. “ Year 2000–2009: Alternative Songs is a record chart that ranks the most-played songs on American modern rock radio stations. Foo Fighters (Post Grunge/Alternative Rock), 20. Interpol may not have aged as well as The National but they were at the centre of New York’s indie music surge in the 2000s with their unmistakable first release Turn On The Bright Lights. The Click Five (Power Pop/Alternative Rock), 18. Although it was not the most memorable decade for indie rock, a number of bands associated with the genre had chart-topping success. Certain bands changed their musical styles to adapt to new trends, while most bands retained the core elements of hard rock and heavy metal. The lines below showcase a diverse list of rock bands from the mesmerizing 2000s. After the early 2000s, many nu metal bands changed their style, with alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock and standard heavy metal being examples of the genres nu metal bands changed to. This songwriting technique became emblematic of the metalcore sound. While the 2000s came and went, the best artists and bands of the period still remain. The early 2000s witnessed the rise of a new musical movement known as nu metal. Bands associated with this movement flourished in alternative circles, garnering cult followings. Paramore (Pop Rock/Alternative Rock/Pop Punk), 64. The second wave of pop punk, which emerged in the mid-2000s, spread its fan base far and wide. Oozing a casual swagger with riffs for days, the Strokes were too cool for school and backed it up with great music. Shadows Fall (Heavy Metal/Metalcore/Thrash Metal), 85. The songs spoke volumes and Alex Turner’s boyish looks belied his bad-ass persona that is evident in many of their songs. The chart was known as Modern Rock Tracks until June 2009, when it was renamed Alternative Songs in order to "better [reflect] the descriptor used among those in the [modern rock radio] format." Enter the 2000s, with the internet and file sharing firmly in-place — the scene saw a massive explosion with several bands who started as indie artists achieving mainstream success and notoriety. Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative ...read more. Those four words could easily be used to characterize Spoon. The movement also propelled rap metal in a new direction. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Indie Rock/Garage Rock), 60. Catherine Wheel were an English alternative rock band from Great Yarmouth, formed in 1990 and active until 2000. artist. Just great music. The loud/quiet dynamic coupled with massive emotional delivery helped Modest move towards the larger spotlight, which included a gig on Saturday Night Live. Certain bands associated with the genre had critically acclaimed albums, which became commercially successful with mainstream audiences. They should totally be higher up imo, Linkin Park (New Metal/Alternative Metal), Avenged Sevenfold (Metalcore/Heavy Metal), Nickelback (Post Grunge/Alternative Rock), Slipknot (Heavy Metal/Groove Metal/Alternative Metal), System of a Down (Heavy Metal/Alternative Metal), Poison The Well (Metalcore/Melodic Metalcore), The Libertines (Indie Rock/Garage Rock/Punk Rock), Lacuna Coil (Gothic Metal/Alternative Metal), Gojira (Heavy Metal/Technical Death Metal), The Rapture (Dance Punk/Indie Rock/Post Punk Revival), Alien Ant Farm (Post Grunge/Nu Metal/Alternative Metal), Kittie (Heavy Metal/Groove Metal/Alternative Metal), The New Pornographers (Indie Rock/Power Pop), The National (Alternative Rock/Indie Rock), Thousand Foot Crutch (Christian Rock/Hard Rock), Theory of a Deadman (Post Grunge/Alternative Metal), Third Eye Blind (Alternative Rock/Pop Rock), Protest the Hero (Progressive Metal/Mathcore), Between The Buried and Me (Progressive Metal/Technical Death Metal), Velvet Revolver (Alternative Metal/Hard Rock), The White Stripes (Rock/Garage Rock/Blues Rock/Alternative Rock), Mushroomhead (Industrial Metal/Nu Metal/Alternative Metal), Coal Chamber (Nu Metal/Alternative Metal), Stone Sour (Alternative Metal/Post Grunge), Brand New (Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Emo), Taking Back Sunday (Alternative Rock/Pop Punk), Bring Me the Horizon (Metalcore/Alternative Metal), Fear Factory (Heavy Metal/Industrial Metal/Groove Metal), Marilyn Manson (Industrial Metal/Industrial Rock), A Perfect Circle (Alternative Metal/Alternative Rock), Bloc Party (Indie Rock/Post Punk Revival), Strapping Young Lad (Extreme Metal/Industrial Metal), Static-X (Industrial Metal/Nu Metal/Alternative Metal), Black Label Society (Heavy Metal/Groove Metal), Flyleaf (Alternative Rock/Alternative Metal), Pain of Salvation (Progressive Rock/Progressive Metal), Eighteen Visions (Metalcore/Alternative Metal), Baroness (Sludge Metal/Alternative Metal), The Gaslight Anthem (Heartland Rock/Punk Rock), Billy Talent (Punk Rock/Alternative Rock). Tool (Progressive Metal/Alternative Metal), 26. While many indie bands did not get significant coverage on music television channels, many bands associated with this genre found considerable success on the internet. Isaac Brock’s band Modest Mouse was largely an underground story in the nineties but when the band released The Moon & Antarctica in 2000 and Good News for People Who Love Bad News in 2004 that was forever changed with songs like Float On that became indie anthems for the decade. This new wave of metal jumpstarted the careers of many bands. UK twee indie-popper’s Belle & Sebastian had a distinctive sound that nonetheless managed to appeal to a large audience. Ozzy Osbourne? Many bands associated with the genre also started blending grindcore and crust punk elements into their songs. Canada’s indie supergroup has included Neko Case, AC Newman, Dan Bejar, and Kurt Dahle to name but a few. The All-American Rejects – “Dirty Little Secret” Few riffs personify the 2000s like this song’s … Bullet For My Valentine (Metalcore/Heavy Metal), 24. We’re on hand to help you out with some seriously tough 2000s music quiz.From Rihanna to Kings of Leon, every base will be covered in this quiz, which also contains answers. With a string of extremely solid records, The National has gone from playing to empty rooms to playing for the President of The United States and headlining major festivals. The defining musical event of the 2000s was the explosion of pop rock bands. Good Charlotte (Pop Punk/Alternative Rock), 38. R.E.M. The 2000 record Veni Vidi Vicious was an indie hit across the world. Her success as the front woman for one the best bands around in the 2000s is a testament to YYYs’ talent as a group. Arcade Fire’s 2004 debut Funeral immediately catapulted them into the spotlight. Fleetwood Mac are one of the world's greatest rock bands having sold over more … A string of great power-pop records in the 2000s had the ‘The New Pornos’ gaining fans around the world and cemented their legacy as one of Canada’s greatest indie bands. Although emo had considerable success throughout this decade, the genre failed to surpass the popularity of pop rock and post-grunge. Angst and anger, which were key elements of the grunge movement, made way for more conventional themes and narratives. From the new millennium to 2009, we heard some truly great music from a broad range of bands and recording artists. Alternative rock, pop music style, built on distorted guitars and rooted in generational discontent, that dominated and changed rock between 1991 and 1996.It burst into the mainstream when “Smells Like Teen Spirit”—the first major-label single from Nirvana, a trio based in Seattle, Washington, U.S.—became a national hit. A number of bands associated with the genre kick-started their careers with chart-topping success. Stained (Alternative Metal/Post Grunge), 53. Breaking Benjamin (Post Grunge/Hard Rock/Alternative Metal), 54. artist. One the more unlikely bands on this list BOH, started as a bunch of southern dudes, living in the pacific northwest. One of the biggest indie bands of the 2000s no question. I have been an online writer for over five years. The Von Bondies (Alternative Rock/Indie Rock). The characteristic use of breakdowns, followed by slow and intense riffs, created an atmosphere conducive to moshing. With a day-glow aesthetic that is now synonymous with music festival culture, MGMT’s debut was incredibly distinctive. 2010’s … Chris Isaak. The supremacy of grunge music in the ‘90s led to the deaths of hair metal and hard rock. Emo bands stated being recognized for their unique forms of storytelling. Is indie simply independent label distribution? 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