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30 Favorite Artists Of The Decade

My music taste has greatly changed over the past ryear. I'd like to rcommemorate the decade of 2000-2009 with this list.

A great band before Viva la Vida. That album put them at the top, though.

An above-average mainstream rock band in my opinion before the release of Goodbye to the Machine. I've listened to that album probably more than any other in the past year.

The 00s weren't U2's best decade but I'm a die-hard fan and they released three solid albums.
4Snow Patrol

Behind Goodbye to the Machine, Eyes Open has to be my second-most listened to album of the past year. A great soft rock/alternative band.
5John Mayer

When I am attempting to say something romantic to my girlfriend, I often steal a line or two from this man. He also happens to be a great guitarist.
6Our Lady Peace

Happiness was a great album. And yes, I loved Gravity, too, even if it was too "mainstream."
7Alter Bridge

Easily the best straightforward hard rock band of the decade.
8Death Cab For Cutie

A terrific indie group with top-notch lyrics.

I haven't been into Staind as much lately, but they are the group that got me into rock in the first place. "So Far Away" and "It's Been Awhile" remain two of my favorite songs.
10Franz Ferdinand

Ever since I heard "Take Me Out," I was sold. Three excellent albums in the decade.
11Kings of Leon

Didn't know about them until Only By the Night but I later discovered they had several great albums before hitting it big.
12Mat Kearney

I'm a sucker for singer-songwriters, and he's one of the best.
13The Shins

One of the better indie artists... imo.
14Maroon 5

You have to admit this stuff is horribly catchy. Their songs stay with me for days.
15Arctic Monkeys

Some great modern rock and roll right here.

I still think The Sound of Madness was the best mainstream rock album of the decade.
17The Killers

I have no idea what genre they are, but Hot Fuss was awesome, and their other albums weren't too bad either.

I realize they were mostly unknown throughout the decade, but Live, like U2, is one of my personal favorites. I liked all of their material from the 00s.
19Arcade Fire

Two absolutely incredible indie albums came from the Arcade Fire in the 00s.
20Breaking Benjamin

Four above average mainstream rock/alt metal albums.
213 Doors Down

They've tailed off recently, but come on, those first two albums were great. We all remember "Kryptonite."
22Howie Day

Like Mat Kearney, one of my favorite singer-songwriters.
23Foo Fighters

I've always enjoyed the Foos, and I think they put out some great material in the past decade.

Used to hate these guys. Now I really enjoy them. Pretty catchy compared to the other bands in their genre.

"Drops of Jupiter"=favorite song. And Save Me San Francisco was an excellent pop rock album.

All Sides wasn't a very good album but I did enjoy "Shattered." Everything before that album though was excellent.

I honestly don't know why I like Chris Daughtry... But I do. I own both of his albums. Guilty pleasure. It must be admitted that Daughtry is better than most mainstream rock bands (I.E. Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, Hinder, etc.)
28Rise Against

They're becoming more mainstream with each album, but that's not necessarily a bad thing... they're also getting more consistent with each album.
29Matchbox Twenty/Rob Thomas

I'm combining Matchbox 20 and Rob Thomas's solo work into one since he is the only real songwriter for M20. Anyways, Thomas is a great songwriter, that can't be denied.
30Queens of the Stone Age

I'm not a huge fan of stoner rock, per se, but QOTSA has won me over... None of their albums are excellent but each is solid with a few great songs.
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