Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Ours Go to 11: The Best Rock Bands of the 21st Century (of Acts Largely Arising Since 2000)

Inspired by my heading to see The Killers, for the 4th time, tonight at the United Center, I thought I'd rank the rock bands--and solo acts who perform in a rock band vein--that I've liked best of those arising largely in the 21st Century.

Technically, some may predate Y2K, but typically only with a relatively little-known indie album or two. This does my best to gauge both the bulk and best of their work in the new millennium, recorded and in concert.

1. Arcade Fire
2. The Killers
3. The White Stripes + all Jack White incarnations
4. System of a Down
5. Coldplay
6. Maxïmo Park
7. LCD Soundsystem
8. The Black Keys
9. Linkin Park
10. The National
11. Mumford & Sons

Plus 11 more

The New Pornographers
Arctic Monkeys
Kings of Leon
My Morning Jacket
The Strokes
The Len Price 3
The Hives
Franz Ferdinand
The Fratellis

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