Best Rock Bands of the 2000s

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The Top Ten

Linkin Park
Linkin Park is probably the only surging band from the new metal era who are still just as famous as they we're when they debut hybrid theory in 2000. The only ones who are still extremely successful any ways. The band members themselves have such special hearts. Between their beautiful music and heroic humanitarian efforts I believe in everything they stand for. It doesn't matter how many Grammys or VMAs they win. None of those awards matter. What does matter is that fancy Global Leadership Award they received recently from the United Nations Foundation, for their efforts to help PowerTheWorld. Linkin Park has one major goal. To change the world for the better, one step at a time.
I both like 30 seconds to mars and linkin park the same but I think linkin park is far more better than 30 Seconds to Mars, I mean chester vocals are so perfect that jared can never make this kind of vocals and also the idea to put together rock and nu-metal was better idea than another rock band... But I still like 30 Seconds to Mars
Yeah...! This band deserve this place they are really placed at top of the chart... This is the best band I have ever seen and chester rocks
[Newest]This is the right place
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2Green Day
Green Day as a band have matured a lot. Their new album trilogy only cements that fact. As a band that started out at the punk scene in Gilman Street, Green Day have become one of the most influential bands in modern pop punk, punk rock and alternative rock. They've gone from being a local punk outfit, selling their records to an independent label to doing a Broadway Musical! Not many have done that, if at all. They've gone writing and singing songs about masturbation to "Seeing The Light". And in ¡Tré!, Armstrong has succeeded in capturing the essence of his youth from the point of view of a grown up man. Songs like X-Kid, Amanda, Brutal Love and so on reminds us of the punk, the rebel, living inside Armstrong. It reminds us that this is in fact the same person that revived the punk rock scene and the same man who bridged the gap between punk and rock operas. People praise blink-182 so much... But they fail to recognize the fact that these people came about just because of Green Day. They've been around for almost 20 years now, and have written many songs on just about any topic that you could think about. Armstrong, as a songwriter, has gone from writing about his anger against the world, against authority figures, to writing songs that deal with his past relationships and think about it as a bittersweet memory (Amanda off ¡Tré! ). He is bitter in the song Rusty James off ¡Uno!, when he realizes that it's been almost twenty years after they started out at Gilman, with all those other people. Green Day were one of the first bands to ever sign to a major label, there by not allowing them permission to play at Gilman. And when they signed to a major label? All those Gilman punks accused them of back stabbing the Gilman outfit. And Armstrong is bitter. Bitter because he realizes that Green Day is here, twenty years later... And they are not. So he's asking them, what happened to all your morals, all your beliefs, all your values that you helped put down? Did you forget them? So, you have no reason to point at us and call us names. 'Cause we're here, and you're not.

Songs like Carpe Diem and Nuclear Family are songs that deal with immortality. You know songs that say, the nights not yet over, so come on, lets party!

Half the so called punk bands would never have come around if Green Day hadn't had success with their indie hit "Kerplunk! " or their major label debut, "Dookie". And albums like Warning:, Insomniac, and Nimrod. , have some of their most musically mature songs. Like Misery. So yes, you can say that Green Day has influenced some of the major bands now, like blink-182, Sum 41 and so on... And our lives wouldn't have been the same without "Dookie".
Green day have been around for almost 20 years and people notice them now. I mean they're recent are hardly metal, but I voted because I love the band for their old songs. While they didn't need any help from blink 182 to revolutionize punk, the only thing that blink 182 did was to make make punk a bit more pop, thus ruining the genre... Punk's dead...
I love these people. I heard em once and ignored them. 4 years later I sing almost every song of theirs including letterbomb and know half of their songs on bass
[Newest]Green Day is one of the best bands of all time
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3Foo Fighters
Yes, Linkin Park is good, but not that good. 30 Seconds to Mars is definitely not worthy of a top ten spot at all. Then we come to the Foo Fighters, the most awesome band in the world. Dave Grohl, the nicest guy on earth and ex-drummer of Nirvana. What else do you want? Great songs? Amazing albums? Rock all the way? They've got it.

Me and a friend of mine were at a festival last year, and the Foo Fighters were the main act on the last day. I was familiar with all of their hits and most of the other songs, my friend only knew a few like Rope and The Pretender (which are absolutely awesome anyways). Now, after seeing them live, he has bought their CD's online and became as much of a fan of them as I am. Their music appeals to everyone: they've got some heavier songs, some softer songs but mostly bad ass rock songs.

To everyone that doesn't agree: Foo Off!
Again a band that I don't really consider my self a fan of but realize the impact they made. As a matter of fact when they won the 2011 edge bowl I was on the way back from the guitar center and it was about an hour of their songs. I was simply stunned at how many songs I liked and was able to recognize as hits.


I've been involved with Foo fighters ever since they started, I picked up their first album and I was incredibly amazed by it. I was very familiar with the band Nirvana, so I knew that if it's going to be a band started by Dave Grohl, I had to at least stand by and be involved. I began to truly love them when they released The Colour and the Shape. Once they released One by One, I was amazed by their sudden progress and that became quite a favorite to me. My favorite album as of so far is definitely Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace, with Wasting Light close behind. It's followed be closely throughout my teenage years and I've always considered them a great band.
[Newest]It sucks like hell. Same songs and structures and rip off nirvana tracks

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I voted for Muse For Reasons:
1. They have sick guitar hooks and Matthew Bellamy's vocals can be spectacular if he feels like it.
2. Decent Variety without being too progressive or Alternative, etc... They fit really nicely into the vague "Rock" Genre.
3. MOST IMPORTANTLY, They have the best chance of knocking Linkin Park out of the top spot so then I won't have to kill myself.
Muse, Foo Fighters, and My Chemical Romance are the best True Rock Bands of the decade.
I love bands Like Disturbed and System of A Down but they fall better into a "Metal" type of category.
I also Love bands like Coldplay, Radiohead, and The Shins but they fall into an alternative "Soft" Rock type of genre.
The White Stripes, The Strokes, and Franz Ferdinand are badass but they don't really fit the Rock mold either.
Bottom Line: This list is too vague and Linkin Park should retire before The earth throws itself into the sun just so it doesn't have to here it anymore.
Oh and Nickelback sucks too.
Muse is pretty damn good, Matt can shread solos and can do amazing vocals, Chris can do some good bass, and dom does nice on drums
They also have really good albums so vote for them
Muse was first considered to be living in Radiohead's shadow and for a while they were a little bit. But with their 3rd studio album absolution songs such as "Time Is Running Out", "Hysteria", and "Stockholm syndrome proved them to be something more. This eventually led to major hits being released on "Black Hole and Revelations" and "The Resistance".


[Newest]Muse is pretty damn good... Don't see how its not #1 by now...
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5Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold is an amazing band. Their guitarists are AMAZING. The riffs and solos are great. The drumming is very well done and put together and the bass is strong when it needs to be. The singing is just down right awesome. They sound perfect together. This band is better than the ones listed above. Especially 30 Seconds To Mars. I think a7x deserves a little bit more credit.
Every band above Avenged on this list is the same old crap every single album. Linkin Park is far from #1, sure their music was great early in their career but they have fallen far from decent rock music. Green day had a few hit songs, but the rest of their music is okay. Avenged proved with Waking the Fallen that they could play metal music, then with City of Evil they proved they could mix it up and become more mainstream. The self titled album showed a lot of the same abilities from City of Evil and somehow managed to duplicate City of Evil's greatness. The fact that they moved from there and created lyrics that were more meaningful than any band on this list could even dream of touching with Nightmare shows how amazing these guys are as musicians. Notice this bands hasn't failed with an album after Waking the Fallen and that their fans never come out and say that they've gotten worse, its only positive feed back for these guys from their fans.
I get why people don't like Avenged Sevenfold is because they're too different from everyone else. A lot of artist play the same crap every time (there are bands on the list that do that but I'm not going to point out who) and Avenged Sevenfold takes their time to write songs. And their songs are all different and they all sound great. Avenged Sevenfold should be #1!
[Newest]They are the only real real rock band on this list
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630 Seconds to Mars
awesome band
meaningful songs
great album
talented group
caring about the environment
can perform live
what more can you or anybody else ask for? right?
did I 4got to mention jared leto's eyes is freaking amazing
30 Seconds to Mars has earned their spot on this list. With amazing, powerful, and inspiring music and lyrics, they force their audience to look inside themselves and try to be the best they can be. They treat their fans (The Echelon) like friends and family and go out of their way for them. With their name in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest rock tour it shows just how much they care.
Jared Leto, former actor in the movie "Fight Club", went on to follow his dream of being a rock star. And that he was successful at, when they released "A Beautiful Lie" this showed their true mettle. Songs such as The Kill and From Yesterday simply broke through and gained them wicked popularity.


[Newest]Most bands on this list you can look at and think of at least half a dozen to a dozen songs that were largely popular. Then you get to 30 Seconds to Mars. Jared Leto is very talented. He has a great voice. But as a band they have not had the commercial success of Linkin Park, Green Day, Blink 182, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, My Chemical Romance, Cold Play or even Rise Against. Almost every band has "meaningful lyrics" on this list. The difference is that other bands write better music to compliment and accent their lyrics.
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7Red Hot Chili Peppers
This list is a joke... RHCP should be number 1 and My Chemical Romance should NOT be on this list


RHCP is the most aweosome band for me! they arE cool
and Flea, he's inspired so many man to be a bass player like him specially me.. haha
Best Band = Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, Chad Smith.
[Newest]Voted so I can knock Linkin Park out of the way.

8My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance is one of the most influential bands of our generation. Singing about hope and death, their music helped many people to hold on in bad times all over the decade. Like Muse and Green Day they are really good live. I hope that My Chemical Romance will continue doing this amazing job.
the most inspirational band of our generation, there is no other band that makes people hold on to their lives like MCR, cause the thing is that there are so many people who listen to this band that is depressed, and MCR really helps them make it through the day. MCR My forever!
Best band ever! They are my inspiration in my life and I don't know what I'd do without them! They're the best! <3!
[Newest]Best band in the world and in existence!
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9Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace has been around FOREVER. Why is it number sixteen, I don't know. Those of you who do not agree with me, you guys are LOST. Don't you know good music when you here it?! They have to be in at least the top five. It's not full on heavy metal, but mix metal with punk rock, and you get TDG. Another thing I like about them is that they never stick with one genre. But that's not the point. The point is, YOU GUYS GOTTA GET TDG UP THERE, FOOS!
Three Days Grace should be first!
They are the only band nowadays that can be legendary one day... Because they write very influential and with a lot emotion in them (you can feel Adam's pain) lyrics, great music and they are perfect live (watch the live at the palace concert)
So what else do you want?
Why is this down at number 17? Three Days Grace should be in at least the top 5! There's so much emotion in the lyrics and the music just has a unique sound. Their songs are so relatable and are so good to just sit there and listen to. Its not exactly metal, but more Alternative Rock (not that they have a set genre) and that's what makes it so perfect. Every album has a different sound. Oh, and to all the people that say that TDG is emo music.. Have you actually listened to some of their songs?
Guys we need to get Three Days Grace higher up in this list, come on!
[Newest]All there songs are great

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10The White Stripes
Jack white is a rare breed of musician who shows absolutely no sign of selling out any time soon. Every part of him just bleeds talent and every band he's been in has been amazing. This is a guy who truly knows what music is all about. So many artists nowadays become absorbed into themselves and create a "music" career that's viability is determined by their personal lives and kept alive by scandal. Jack white is one of the few remaining artists who are exempt from that stereotype and anyone who believes music is dead should pick up a White Stripes album or a Dead Weather or Raconteurs album and lose themselves in the sound of music that is made to be just that. Music.
A two piece band that is completely unique. The white stripes were the revival of alternative rock in the 2000's. Bands like the black keys, the strokes, etc. Wouldn't even be here if it weren't for the white stripes. Songs like seven nation army, blue orchid, we're going to be friends, icky thump, and fell in love with a girl are among the best rock songs of the past decade period. Jack white is #17 on the list of "100 best guitarists of all time"- rolling stone. With the minimalist drumming by meg white and the red, white, black color scheme they are the most unique thing around!
In a world filled to the brims with over produced s*** (Nickelback) the white stripes rise above, more specifically Jack White, who's dirty blues guitar riffs and meaningful lyrics' enable him to create one of the most iconic songs and riffs of all time (seven nation army) and be named 17th best guitarist ever by rolling stone magazine. The White Stripes will forever be one of the most iconic garage rock bands of the 21st century.
[Newest]Okay having any of those so called "Musicians" ahead of this band and RADIOHEAD who released the best album of the decade (Kid A no duh), and ahead of Arcade fire and Animal Collective, etc is just ridiculous.

The Contenders

Tom Delonge's unique voice and lyrical ablity along with Mark Hoppus' colorful lyrics and his ability to show his fun personality through his songs just makes this band stand above all the rest. Not to mention Travis Barkers incredible drumming skills to top off all their songs. They have to be one of the top bands of the past 20 years hands down. Some top songs: First Date, What's My Age Again? , All The Small Things, Anthem Pt. 2, Feeling This, I Miss You, Rock Show, Josie, Dammit, After Midnight, Wishing Well, Not Now, Violence, Adam's Song, Pretty Little Girl, Down, Always, I'm Lost Without You, Stay Together For The Kids, Man Overboard, Don't Tell Me It's Over
Blink 182 is by far the best band of the 2000's. They put out multiple albums, went on a hiatus, and got back together all within a few years. Take off your pants and jacket was a pop-punk anthem for the early 2000's. Songs were featured on major motion pictures for years. Mark Hoppus and Tom Delonge make the perfect vocal pair for over-all skating music and create catchy music overnight. Not to mention Travis Barkers amazing drumming thrown into the mix. They changed the pop-punk sound for good. Personally, I wish they would start creating music like Take off your pants and jacket again. My favorite album ever!
VOTE. Blink 182 is a FANTASTIC band, for they have so much variety. And the thing is, all of the variety is good. For example, Blink 182 made Enema of the state, which featured great songs like All the Small Things and Adam's song... Yet they created the Untitled album, which rivaled that of the greatest stuff ever written. Featuring songs like I miss you, Down, and Feeling this, Blink 182 showed that no matter how they changed, it was for the better.
[Newest]Blink-182 is one of the best bands! There better then more then half of the bands on this list!
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The fact they aren't top 2 shows the overall blindness of the average listener. They're innovative, original, time tested, and would be fair to be put into top 10 albums of all time. PERIOD.

Not a single band above has done anything as quality as OK Computer, Kid-A, or many of their lesser works. Not a single band above holds a candle to how much they have changed and will continue to change rock music and potentially restore it to former glories.
How can Coldplay be better if they copied their style. For me Radiohead head been flawless with their albums with bad songs, so much better than Coldplay and muse. Although I still like those bands. Why is Nickleback in this list, they had been doing the same song for all their career.
It really hurts to see bands such as linkin park at the top of the list when there is Radiohead. If you ever take the time to listen to Kid A, or in rainbows they will change your whole perception of good music. The raw emotion, beautifully written lyrics, and the blend of different genres really and truly set them apart from the rest. Surly Radiohead should be at the top of this list. In my opinion they should even be pinned as one of the greatest bands ever.
[Newest]Why are radiohead #12 and Linkin Park #1, it goes to show that this generation of music listeners have no idea what is good and what isn't

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Generally the pack leader of metal all throughout the decade with inventing a new era of metal, yet staying consistent with their ancestors. Disturbed has created 4 consecutive #1 albums and 8 #1 rock singles.


Disturbed is the best band of all time. Their music is powerful, strong, and overall, great. Linkin Park is heavily overrated, and has the position that Disturbed deserves.
Linkin Park isn't overrated at all! I would advise you listen to their hit albums Hybrid Theory, Meteora and Hunting Party. The vocals of Chester are the best in the world and none of these too 10 bands can reach there... Some bands have even admitted that if Chester was their lead vocalist they'd be one of the top ten bands... so retrospect your statement.
Disturbed I found by accident while watching queen of the dammed and heard a little of down with the sickness I was hooked the powerful lyrics and David's amazing voice quickly become my favorite band of all time I'm just glad I managed to see them live before going away and creating device we are we are we all are DISTURBED!
[Newest]They should be in top 10

14The Killers
The killers- Awesome. They've got so many good songs, such as All these things I've Done, Human, Mr Brightside, Somebody Told Me, When You Were Young. None of these other bands come close to the Killers, apart from maybe Muse. They've never produced a bad song, even there Christmas songs own! VOTE THE KILLERS
First band I ever heard and had to buy their album the next day. Seriously, All These Things That I've Done is my most played song in my iTunes for a reason.
Can you argue with this? Their The Killers. Mr. Brightside, When you were Young, Human, Somebody told me. Nuf said.


[Newest]They are the best. A lot of songs are great, not only the singles. Have you ever heard sam's town, midnight show, goodnight travel well? These songs are fabulous. I love them

Best band on this planet... They have so many awesome songs.. Just hear before I forget of duality then you will find what is slipknot.
Great band... Psychosocial is the best Hard rock song I've ever heard!
What the hell is the slipknot doing here huh?! It should be in top 3 at least! And how did the Green Day in here huh? This is a list of best rock bands not punks!
[Newest]They are more metal then rock but they get my vote

16Rise Against
Rise Against placed 12th! The everlasting impact they have made on the world of rock is infinitely greater than My Chemical Romance or Arctic Monkeys. Apart from being one of the most consistently brilliant bands that epic songs, the meaning in each of their songs about life, society and the way they world works makes them undoubtedly one of the best rock bands of the 21st century, and definitely not 12th. 12th?! Putting them in 12th place is an insult to their immense contribution and the genre that they have pioneered. Bring them higher or else the rock gods won't be pleased
To cut right to the chase, Rise Against is going down in history. Rise Against is probably about the 2nd most popular in the 2nd wave of Punk along bands like Green day, Blink-182, and The Offspring. Rise Against delivers a sound that is always new and you won't know what expect except for the fact that it will please you.


Rise Against should be at least #2. Tim's lyrics and Joe's rhythm are the most impressive things in the world. If you don't know why, do yourself a favor and buy The Sufferer and The Witness or RPM. You're welcome.
[Newest]I give it all this is the reason why I sing I love that band

17System of a Down
You have to be kidding me. System of a Down is one of the greatest bands of the 2000's. I used to like Linkin Park... When I was 5 and My Chemical Romance is a mediocre band. Same with 30 Seconds to Mars. Just listen to Chop Suey or B.Y.O.B and tell me that's not good enough.

P. S, They've been around longer than Linkin Park. Give System the number 1 place or at least top 5 or 10.
System of a Down is one of the most lyrically eclectic bands of this generation. They have a style all of their own, and are not afraid to play as their souls desire. They are true to themselves to the end, even when confronted with the promise of great fortunes from big name music channels and companies. I believe they should be in the number one spot, not only for these reasons, but also for the fact that they paint the truth in the form of power chords and dark melodies. Thank you, and make the right decision. Vote System of a Down to the top.

- N.A.P.
The mark of a great band is how many people can manage to copy their sound. No-one has even come close. They are unique, highly talented, challenging and engaging, with the whole being so much more than the sum of the parts.

Despite it being over seven years since their last album, they still maintain their place as the most exciting rock band since Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine and Tool.
[Newest]Should be in top 5
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18Breaking Benjamin
I completely agree that 30 Seconds to Mars and Disturbed should be up there, but what is Breaking Benjamin doing all the way down here? This is blasphemy!
Breaking Benjamin not only produces an AMAZING sound from their music, but they also have meanings that can touch a multitude of people. There are some songs that when they play I just break down on. If you haven't listened to them, you should. Nothing on the bands above them, but you just can't beat these guys!
When I say you haven't listened to them, I mean you need to listen to a song besides Diary of Jane, it's an amazing song, but they have a load of other AMAZING songs! Breath, Until the End, I will not Bow, Give me a Sign, Dance with the Devil, Evil Angel, Dear Agony, etc. Ther List goes on and on! We miss you Breaking Benjamin, come back!
Ben has one of the best voices imaginable and their music just rocks.. With amazing riffs and melodies and messages... Surely one of the best bands ever!
[Newest]Best band ever Ben is easily the most gifted song writer on the planet

19Arctic Monkeys
Alex Turner has been considered a musical genius by many musicians throughout his career. From their fast-paced, immediately recognizable first album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not," to their bold and memorable rhythms in their latest release, "AM," the Arctic Monkeys not only know how to constantly evolve their sound, they do it while sustaining the fantastic instrumentation and catchy lyrics that got them on the scene in the first place. The bass playing is imaginative, the guitars are hooky, the drums are perfectly played and fit well into each and every track, and Alex Turner is one of the best vocalists out there, not just in terms of sound only, but also with his lyrical brilliance and songwriting skills.
The Arctic Monkeys will be one of the few bands remembered for their talent in this bland pop-laden music scene right now, and they deserve to be one of the top bands in this list, for sure.
If we talk about the bests bands of 2000, this will be one of the top five for their excellent "whatever people say I am that's what I'm not", but clearly the people also votes for bands that were good on the 90's, but haven't do much last years.
Every song is a masterpiece And every album has differences to keep things interesting but not too many you can always tell if it is an AM song or not. Alex Turner is a lyrical genius. Their live performances are amazing the songs sound even better than the albums.
[Newest]If you will refer to the best rock bands, you will have to include them in the top. If you talk about best rock bands of '00, then you have to put them at least in top3. In a few years they have a LOT of Great Albums! I've made a best of, before AM, and when I've noticed I had +40 songs!

20The Strokes
If we're talking strickly the 00s then I seriously, seriously don't see why The Strokes aren't at the very least in the top five. Like seriously. They are in my eyes the most influential band from the alternative rock revival back in the early 00s and really their first album, Is This It, should be hailed as one of the greatest garage rock albums ever produced. Every song there intertwine with each other so well; from "Is This It" to "Take It Or Leave It", The Strokes has a sound which is consistent yet different with every song. The vibe with Is This It is uplifting and gratifying; tracks like "Hard To Explain", "Someday", "Barely Legal", "Last Nite" and "The Modern Age" all make you either dance, reminisce or at least smile. New York City Cops, "Take It Or Leave It" and "Alone, Together" are perfect tunes to rock out with, while a special mention goes to "Trying Your Luck" as the song slows everything down after so much energy and brings out a more softer, sensitive side to their music, one which is expanded on at their later albums. But seriously, if you have the time listen to Is This It as soon as possible - it might just change your favourite band. This album alone should of guaranteed The Strokes at least a place in the top ten, it's that good.
Arguably the best album of the 2000's. I was shocked to see them ranked this low, I thought they would definitely be in the top 5. It's funny cause many of the bands ranked above them in this list have probably been heavily influenced by the strokes and the Album Is This It in particular. The record was ranked #2 in rolling stone's top 100 albums of the 2000's and it is definitely well deserved. The band has a sound of their own, often imitated but never duplicated. The catchy lead guitar, played over the constant down strokes of the rhythmic guitar, supported by the delicate rhythm section is such an addictive sound. Listen to Is This It, and you'll like be listening to it for weeks on end. Lastly, Julian's harsh and sexy vocals to top it all off. I must say as a lyricist he is very underrated. His lyrics often have such a thorough meaning metaphorically and literally. If you've never listened to them, I can't urge you enough to give them a listen. Just great, great music
How can you not like The Strokes? They helped influence a lot of indie bands today. Many of the bands existing now were influences by The Strokes. They started during the year 2000, and until now they are still performing and making music. It's impressive especially since there are rarely any bands that make real intelligent songs today. Bands these days aren't even rock any more they're all pop, and the lyrics aren't even poetical and smart. But The Strokes are still keeping it real and doing what they do best. Making nice lyrics, actually knowing how to play the guitar (very well too), and most importantly showing what music is all about.

Have you hear "viva la vida" before?
Or "lover in japan"?
You must be never hear "yellow" as song
Try "clocks"
Or something different "in my place
Go to "violet hill" and try to drive with "speed of sound"
And you will "talk" to anyone that coldplay is the best song


All their songs are beautiful hold meaningful lyrics about the world and people. Definitely one of the best bands out there.
Lyrics are great. Every single song they have made is awesome. Maybe they don't play heavy songs like other bands, but they deserve respect from people and a better position in this list
[Newest]They should be number 1!

22The Black Keys
I have lots of favourite bands now a days and all seem to be different styles. My favourites are Rise Against (political lyrics and fast paced) A7X (musically talented) mumford and sons (very indie and different) and of course the Black Keys ( reminds me of classic 70's hard blues rock) they strive on being vintage. They literally rock because they stick to the basics. I mean they only have two people in their band!
The Black Keys have a great organic sound that stands out against all the synthetic trappings of rock bands today. Now they are changing that, and still sound good. They are proof that meaningful lyrics, a soulful voice, distorted guitar and a decent groove will always have value in Rock regardless of how it changes.
The Black Keys should be number one. They do blues rock so much justice. Every song is brilliant in every way. They have a great sound and have heavy meanings behind each and all their lyics. They aren't the usual mindless junk that comes out now-a-days. Haven't heard them yet? Check 'em out. If you enjoy rock, you most definitely will enjoy them.
[Newest]Best band of the 2000's by far. Lonely Boy and Little Black Submarines are the greatest songs ever.

This band is genius and deserves to be in the top 10, it's one of the most powerful and meaningful bands in the world. It's different from anithing else, and Maynard's voice is just perfect!
One of the most talented rock bands of the 90s and 2000s. EACH musician can tackle technically challenging rhythms, time signatures, and rudiments and bring them together within a masterpiece. I wish more listeners knew how to dissect this bands music and understand the level of difficulty and creativity in writing ALL of their songs, not just the radio hits.
This is metal for the thinking person. They explore and stretch the boundaries of progressive metal. All band members are very talented and creative, they experiment with time signatures and execute intricate rhythmic patterns. Maynard's vocals are outstanding. The lyrical content is also phenomenal. Tool is probably the most creative band out there today
[Newest]The lyrics are the best

24Queens of the Stone Age
They Have a very original sound. I like the fact they use an independent record Label; makes artis set with more of a challenge
They are better than most bands this decade the top ten was just awful no wonder rock is dead now! Why do people vote for Nickleback and Linkin Park?
Can't believe they're this low down (24 at the time of this comment). Rated R and Songs for the Deaf are some of the best rock albums of the past two decades, and they've released some of the most badass rock singles of all time Like No One Knows, Make it Wit Chu, The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret, need I go on?

Pffft 21, no way minus the 2...


Oh common, this should be in the ten, imagine in just few albums they almost rock the whole world. Our Rock band in school won 4 four consecutive wins by just singing Paramore songs.
Paramore are way up there with AC/DC and Guns 'N' Roses for me, they're amazing
[Newest]Paramore stinks why is it so hi

Best band ever. No other band has been born 2 beat it. The videos of "never gonna be alone" and "someday" just blows your mind. They are a combo of all types of music that's what makes them super awesome. By the way I think linkin park sucks

Best band ever their the kings of rock # 1 all time all of the guys are awesome Chad, Ryan, Daniel and Brandon I want to meet them so bad but I can't unless they come to Texas but their still awesome so vote nickelback # 1 band ever
They just so fresh! I don't really like rock bands like I use to and they just gave me a peek back in to the rock band world! Keep up the good work
[Newest]They are so great! Chad is the best voice in the 2000's years!

273 Doors Down
There are very few bands in this era that produce album after album after album of nothing but great music! This is one of those bands. The only people that disagree are probably stuck to 1 or 2 subgenres like maybe you like Black Math Metal but don't like Viking Death Metal... Like there is a distinguishable difference laugh out loud. 3 Doors Down has produced nothing but albums that you can pop in the player and just listen... No song skipping involved! They deserve Top 10! Fix this issue now! I command you!
Just purchase the album Away From the Sun, you can thank me later. With such greats as When I'm gone and Here without you, and some not on Away From the Sun like Kryptonite and Citizen Soldier, how are they only number 38?
3 Doors Down definitely deserves to be Top 10 minimum... Really, 28? That's absurd... I have never bought an album from another band in which I did not skip a few tracks... I have never skipped a single song on any 3 Doors Down album, all of their music seems to be great...
[Newest]LOVE 3 Doors Down, they are a great band and deserve to be high on the list, definitely above lame bands like Muse and Queens of the Stone Age. Ugh!

28Guns N' Roses
Guns n' roses= not 2000s
They made everyone lose their flannel. Big hair 80s into grudge 90s man I was looking for a bridge. Thanku G&R for waking up the lemings
Guns is 2000s? The current band is sucks, Chinese Democracy is great album but seriously two pianists and three guitarists?!
This is not a Guns.

This list can't be taken seriously if U2 is this low. Top 10 in sales, influence and relevance.
U2 this low? The greatest band of all time... This list is a load of bollix
A slack in the face from you to U2 - how DARE YOU insult the greatest band in the history of the world. This is indeed a sad day in America.
[Newest]The name of the list is in the 2000's! I'm surprised they even made it

they with only bon jovi have survived through grunge and into the 21st century
Great band, everyone loves them they were not noted for any good albums in the 2000's other than St. Anger which most of their fans hated.
SERIOUSLY! You have got to be F'ing kidding! So called bands (if you wanna call 'em that) like Stinkin Park and Green Day are at #1 and 2 and Metallica sits at 32... Laugh out loud YEAH! If it weren't for bands like Metallica, Linkin Park wouldn't exist! Must be teeny boppers doing this pathetic list... Get real!
[Newest]Best Metal band ever!

I can not believe that the jonas brother got on a ROCK chart! But what I REALLY can't believe is that they beat Evanescence! Oh my god! What is this world coming to?!
The first time that I heard Evanescence, it was "My Immortal", but at the time, I didn't know it was them. When I found them, later on, I think it was "Lithium" that made a hardcore fan, but hearing her sing "My Immortal" made me realize I'd been a fan of hers for far longer than I had realized. Amy Lee's voice could put the Greek Sirens to bitter shame. And THEY could lead sailors to a watery grave.
30? I don't understand. How can people hear her voice and the band, but not get this to the top? It just doesn't make any sense to me. I love Ben's guitars in Fallen, and I certainly love the composition. I'm I the only sane one left!?
[Newest]They rock pure and simple! Come on people

KoRn should be at the very top! Davis kicks ass still!
This list is a joke. Linkin Park as number 1? They've made only one good album, and some Ok albums. My Chemical Romance and Three Days Grace are bands without any creativity. In my opinion in a list like this the top ten should be bands which has their own sound. Korn created a very original sound, and there are emotions in their music. They really should be the top one.
Korn is one of if not the greatest bands of all time. The way they rock out every song and the vocals are the most insane of any band.
[Newest]Who is even close to them butane slipknot

33Iron Maiden
I don't get it?! Iron Maiden CREATED metal as we know it, they have more fans then all these other bands PUT TOGETHER! Bruce Dickinson is more talented and has a greater vocal range then any other lead singer, Dave Murray & Adrian Smith have both written the best guitar work ever heard in a music and can shred it like no other is capable of doing.
This is not done.. Unfair to the gods of metal.. They are an awesome band.. They have been the inspiration of metal greats like Metallica and megadeth.. They should be at least in the top 5.. 18 isn't the right position for them.. They simply rock...
I don't really believe in rating bands "as long as its not stupid screamo" but I really don't see how Iron Maiden is not in the top 10s. Most of the bands listed are amazing, they're just ordered wrong
[Newest]It's just too sad to comment... They should be much higher than that.

34Arcade Fire
I can't believe they are so low in this ranking, they are by far the most talented band of the new century and Funeral is one of the greatest albums ever made. -. -
One of the best bands nowadays out there along with radiohead, foo fighters, muse, arctic monkeys, jack white, queens of the stone age, strokes and tame impala. They are beautiful!
Catchy well written music of the last decade.
[Newest]1) Radiohead 2) Arcade Fire 3) Tool --- the rest I could care less about

35Pearl Jam
Anywhere less than 10 is just stupid but 50? I'm guessing fans of Pearl Jam were so confident that they thought Pearl Jam would be at number 1 anyway! But seriously, if my mother likes a Grunge/Hard rock band they must be brilliant, I was expecting them to be at least in the top 10 and maybe number 1. For me the band of the 2000's that are even anywhere near as good as Pearl Jam are the Red Hot Chili Peppers but they are awful live, unlike Pearl Jam.
There are so many bands listed here that I would never think of as a band of the 2000's. Pearl Jam has influenced so many other bands if you've listened to them its obvious when you hear bands after them have taken their music into account and tried to branch of from their musical ideas. This bands ranking should be much higher than it is.
I have never even heard of a lot of the bands ahead of Pearl Jam, the ones I have are terrible. Hands down this is the best rock band of the last 2 decades. I would understand if you put them in a different category (like alternative), but since you didn't you need to lay off the crack pipe.
[Newest]53 just plain stupid. STUPID.

Simply one of the best bands EVER. They're up there with the Zeppelins of the world and still rocking it. No guitar licks make you want to crank up the volume like AC/DC!
Angus! This band has toped the sales and sold more albums than any other. It has been around longer than any other band here and survived.
AC/DC made Rock history! Why they are under silly bands like "tokio hotel"
[Newest]For those about to rock I salute you!

37Alter Bridge
Mark Tremonti might be the best guitarist of our generation. Myles Kennedy is almost definitely the best vocalist. The music is consistently filled with hooks, great riffs, and above average lyrics. Their songs aren't just good or catchy or meaningful. They are all those things, but more, they are timeless. AB is seriously superb.
Alter bridge are way too low on this list you people are idiots for rating half of these so high up on the list I mean really linkin park?
Creed are ahead of AB? What? WHAT? Idiots.
"every time Myles opens his mouch, the music industry gets owned"
[Newest]Are you people crazy. These guys deserve to be in top 5. Blackbird was voted best solo of all time. Fortress is voted best album. Slash said "Myles is the best vocalist I've ever worked with". Even Mark Tremonti is in top 5 guitarists.

Yes you can argue this all you want. The reason is the insanely quick jump from being unheard of to being popular. I picked up skillet about 3 months before Awake and instantly fell in love with Whispers in the Dark and Comatose. I watched as Skillet overnight became extremely popular and was the first Christian rock band to break free of the other christian rock bands and started touring with the popular bands that were not christian. To this date I have only seen that happen twice, Skillet and Red.


Skillet has got to be one of the greatest bands of all time. John Cooper's distinct voice along with the rare use of string instruments in a rock band make them so much more different than ANYTHING else you hear on the radio... And yet no other band has attempted to mimic that sound and make it sound anywhere NEAR as good as they can. Hats off to Skillet.
This band should be in top 20 bands at least Their music made me like rock and their music is the best ever. They have been for a long time and should be rated higher..
[Newest]My favorite band of all time!

39Fall Out Boy
Should be up there^
Great band! Should be much farther up on the list. Every new album was better than the last. I think they should be top 25.
I've loved their music since I was 3 big inspiration love their music awesome guys love this band
[Newest]42? Really? Fall Out Boy are amazing! They deserve to be in the top 20!

40All Time Low
All Time Low is an absolutely amazing band! And even though I haven't been a fan for a very long time they are definitely on of my favourite bands of all time!
All Time Low rocks! Who doesn't love this band
? Come on?!
All Time Low is an outstanding band!
I find that a lot of their songs are very positive, while only some are serious and mournful. I think they deserve to be closer to the top ten.

41Bullet For My Valentine
I really want to know what the hell Bullet For My Valentine is doing at number 38 they deserve to be much high up in the chart then this. They are an absolutely amazing band and deserve more recognition for what they do. They have some of the best songs ever! And I think that Bullet For My Valentine should most defiantly be in at least the top 15.
Bullet For My Valentine deserves the #1 spot. They have amazing lyrics and are very versatile- they have heavy songs such as 4 words to choke upon and Hand of blood and soft songs like Bittersweet memories, Curses, and my absolute favorite, A place where you belong. Matt Tuck is so perfect and his vocals and guitar are absolutely amazing. Padge is also a great guitarist, moose rocks the drums and james has sick screams. Everyone of their songs are perfect!
What on earth is Bullet For My Valentine doing at 25? It's the Best band ever and unlike others I have ENJOYED every song I've heard! Tears don't Fall is the Best song ever made and the video is The Sex! And half the bands here don't deserve their place! What can I say, Amazing lyrics, Tremendous power and Speed, Dead Riffs and Screamos and some sweet melodies make it all Clear!
[Newest]They are amazing! I get lost in the music and his voice. Soulful and full of the breath of life. The lyrics make you think and then all you want to do is get lost in the music... In the comfort of it.

42Billy Talent
Billy Talent is one of those canadian bands that are absolutely huge in every country except America. While being still popular in America, this does not even compare to their foreign popularity. Billy Talent has spawned hits such as "Try Honesty", "Fallen Leaves", and "Rusted From The Rain".


Love Billy Talent!

I mean I would have liked to get some more votes for like all time low, evanescence, fall out boy... But you know you can only vote for one :(

If Marianas trench and paramore were like they used to be (WHY DO THE GOOD BANDS MY CHILDHOOD BANDS HAVE TO CHANGE! ) I would vote for them. Marianas trench
These guys are amazing.. So underrated here in America.. I can't say I dislike any of their songs

Their music can enhance any emotion you are feeling and Chino Moreno's voice is the personification of sex. Seeing them at Reading this year was, without doubt, the greatest day of my life.

The only reason they aren't higher is because their sound is not as commercial as other bands on the list, leading them to not chart as high. If more people got the chance to hear them, they'd love them too. Spread the word. Deftones are awesome.
At the time Adrenaline was 1st released I had never heard of the band, thank god that by chance I listened to 'Bored' on the radio! Bought the album and was instantly hooked, I feel the best albums are White Pony, Koi no Yokan & Diamond Eyes (In that order) if they keep churning albums like Koi no yokan out I personally will be a very happy person, THIS BAND ARE AMAZING IF YOU LIKE HEAVY ROCK DONE IN A DIFFERENT WAY WITH A NICE ELECTRONIC TWIST, CHINOS VOICE IS HAUNTING BUT POWERFUL! Awfully sad about Chi this year (One love for Chi).

Keep Rocking guys
Funny how so many of these bands sound exactly the same and yet somehow people are still able to rank them. If you want something creative and meaningful, listen to Deftones!
[Newest]No one better! Deftones Familia Por Vida!

44Franz Ferdinand
They have such a unique style that can make any moment better. Groove, rock, bass, drums, good voice, attitude, they got it all, except stage performance. But all their studios albums are diamond.

WOW! How the hell are bands like bullet for my valentine ahead of incubus? BY FAR the most influential band of our time in so many ways! With most bands you have a group of musicians that are decently skilled in there instrument and when combined with eachothers musical chemistry make a decent to good band...every band member in incubus is beyond good enough to put out there own solo projects and still be number one. GROUND BREAKING band! But it makes sense..a lot of people don't know good music anymore. So sad. Incubus has my vote above any band any day.
Incubus is the most evolved eclectic band of the last ten years. Clearly this list is ridiculous.
This list is created by preteens appearently. Incubus, kings of Leon, the black keys, white stripes, Foo Fighters and red hot chili peppers should all be drastically moved up. Even fall out boy for their efforts to bring back rock. But seeing this made me have to comment. Incubus is more creative, versatile and consistent than any band of the 2000s
[Newest]51? People who know about music know about Incubus. Clearly a lot of people don't know much about music.

46Simple Plan
How come this band is so far down?! What the hell guys! What about "addicted" or "I'd do anything"? Whatever happened to the early 2000's or the noughties?
This should be the number 1 of all time!
This band is awesome! How come it isn't #1?
[Newest]This is the greatest band I ever heard singing.

47Kings of Leon
Jesus Christ! They sure as hell have better beat Bullet for My Valentine, and Paramore. These guys are not only lyrical geniuses but they make a sound so different from your typical "rock" band. Most people only hear "Use Somebody" or "Sex On Fire" and then they think they've heard it all. Absolutely not, they've got soul they've got talent that can't be matched.
Guys, if you listened to one full album, from their rock and roll start to their more mature sound, you would agree they are by far one of the greatest rock bands of this generation! There's something in there for everyone. Please, do yourself a favour and listen to them.
Exactly, the problem is most people haven't heard their original albums. They heard "Sex on Fire" and assumed all their stuff was similar. If you go back to "Youth and Young Manhood" and "Aha Shake Heartbreak" You'll find that they are a top 5 band of the 2000's
[Newest]Very good band indeed!

These guys are top 5... Your retarded
Brent Smith is probably one of the most talented writers in Rock today. His passion is above and beyond most artist.
Definitely top 5, that is real music right there!
[Newest]Wow, not in the top five.. You're an idiot.

49Sum 41
sum 41 is so cool their music and age if this was my list they would be number 1! the foo fiteres and all that get ahead of sum 41 thats bullcrap, sum 41 rocks!
Should be in the top 10 for being one of the only punk rock bands still around today with Rise Against instead of sell outs like Linkin Park, Green Day, and Nickelback.
Why are they not top 10?!?!
[Newest]The songs get you so involved, top the for sure!

50Rage Against the Machine
Gotta love rage against the machine, been there done that, plus their lyrics are revolutionary they don't sing about "broken hearts" "masturbation" "mommy issues" this is the big boy band right here folks.
Actually one of the most fantastic bands ever, clever lyrics, beautiful riffs and a huge range in style throughout their music, best songs are How Could I Just Kill a Man and Bulls On Parade
It's hilarious how all the legendary bands are so low on the scale but all the bands they influenced are in the top 20. Linkin Park, 30 seconds to mars and my chemical romance scoring higher than Rage, Metallica, AC/DC, and Radiohead? I guess the kids scoring this need to go back a generation and see how the rock was so much better before they were born

51Maroon 5
46 that is just ridiculous

They should at least be in the top 10

This Love is an awesome song. Wake Up Call is to and even songs on the B-Side Story, Hands All Over (Deluxe version) No Curtain Call
Maroon 5 is the most underrated band of all time. The drums, keyboard, guitars and adam levine's voice are perfect.


The music they create is amazing. Not too complicated nor too simple. Their choruses are often so catchy and sticks with you for a long time.
[Newest]Maroon 5 should be in the top ten it is the best band ever

52Papa Roach
I can't believe that they are only at number 46. They might be a bit unknown but their music is very good. They have many good songs like Scars, Last Resort, Forever, Burn, Lifeline...
I believe that they are much better than the most of the groups in this list!
They changed the majority of the music indusrty, with different styles of music from rap all the way too metal, personally my favorite
Loved them ever since the hit "Scars" and purchased their albums every since. Great Band, Great Vocals, Great look! Favorite rock band of ALL time!
[Newest]I could not believe that I had to come all the way down to see this great band.

53Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi's "It's My Life", "Have A Nice Day", "(You Want To) Make A Memory", "Who Says You Can't Go Home" and "We Weren't Born to Follow" are all hits that they put into the airwaves. They need to be in a higher ranking! Top 20 at least!
Beat bands ever ah <3 < 3
No 54... No frigging way! Have to be the bastard that I've ever seen live, and I've seen some amazing bands
[Newest]Just a great band and voice, many many great songs about life. Certainly top 10

54Marilyn Manson
I really love their music!
Most amazing man ever!
Don't like him nor his music

Number 3 all time in record sales behind Beatles and Stones. Underappreciated by critics and pop media but fans have voted for Rush for 40 years. Best damned rock group ever.
This is the best rock band since the rolling stones, period.
Best rock ever. Thanks for playing.
[Newest]Best bass and drummer of all time.

56Matchbox Twenty
Great band, great lyrics, great guys. Some of their huge hits include "Push" "3am" "unwell" "How far we've come" and so many more. They sound just as good live as they do on their albums. That proves their a quality band. They have such a variety of sound and it all sounds awesome. Not to mention Rob Thomas is the lead singer and he has accomplished so much with his own solo career (and he's really good looking, not that it changes anything! ) they are just an amazing band and if you have never heard if them, definitely check them out!
My favorite band of all time! They have a song for every mood you can feel, and almost any situation life may throw your way. Rob Thomas is a gifted Vocalist and every album this band has created was a masterpiece.
This is bull. Just look at all of their hits they should be much higher. I think most people don't know what decade to put matchbox twenty into some say 90's but they only had one album out in the late 90's.

57Imagine Dragons
56?! Nobody puts more energy into their songs than Imagine Dragons... Should be #1!
Imagine Dragon should be number one now. There songs are really inspirational and quite touching.
Personally awesome songs deserve to be number 1 best vocals ever

58In Flames

59The Used
Should be top 10 band easy. Every song of every album is a good listen. They have no bad songs.
How can you not like the used? Every song is so meaningful.
Should at least be considered. After all, look at some of the bands on this list.
[Newest]Amazing band, absolutely brilliant lyrics along with great instrumental sides to the songs as well

SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! Their first album was the best debut ever. And wtf is up with 30 seconds to mars? I mean theyr good but they have nothing on wolfmother, disturbed, System of a down and QOTSA


The one-man-band decided to join post-grunge themes with classic-rock oriented AoR songs.
This is one of the most talented and underrated bands. Listen to them once and you are hooked. It is genius at play and that vocalist!
[Newest]Wolfmother is the last real rock n roll band!

61Cage the Elephant
A childhood fave. I used to listen too them and at the time I didn't understand the lyrics but now that I've listened to them again they're lyrics have great meaning and that's why I like them so much.
I love this band. Gave me a wake up call, that it's way too easy to think it's all been done and that were set on a given path. Things will always change. And therein lies salvation. Kentucky of all places, like I said, made me 're-evaluate where my head is, and too me, that is great music..
How is this not in the top 20?

Such a creative project both musically and visually. Greatest videos, amazing contributors and combination of different styles of music. Love them.
Gorillaz was a creative project that left its mark in the music business. One of the most innovative concepts seen in the last 20 years.
Gorrilaz are amazing damion has got it right
[Newest]Best Beats The Rest, Also Meat Peat At Perkins

63The Offspring
How in the blue hell is The Offspring this low? Amazing band. Sure, they may not be as big as they once were, but they are still incredible. With songs like Come Out and Play, Pretty Fly For A White Guy, Self Esteem, Gone Away, and You're Gonna Go Far Kid in their cagalogue, they should be at least top 25...
Look! I learned gone away on my own guitar it was so good. Green Day had like 3 good albums. Yeah their still good. But offspring is at least same level. If not better
How is the Offspring this low? They kick a**!
[Newest]This is a kick ass band

64Machine Head
Machine head is simply amazing.. They should be one of the tops..

65The Smashing Pumpkins
Hit after hit! Unique, totally original sound, great lyrics, good musicians especially Matt Chamberlain on drums. This band was iconic during the 90s and still make great music. Every album except maybe 1 has been awesome. This band is number 1
Perhaps, listening to the Album Siamese dream will be the best way to rank this band. In the the mid 90's this band did rock. Even now the sound is pretty unique.

66The All-American Rejects
The All-American Rejects and Green Day made me love rock music above all music, they are extremely influential to me and all of my friends as well as my band.
They have an excellent and unique sound reminiscent of more classic 80's rock and are definitely one of my favorite bands for such songs as "Swing, Swing", "Dirty Little Secret", "It Ends Tonight", and a number of other great hits.
Are you kidding me this is my favorite band! All their songs are hits and they should definitely be at the top! Their songs actually describe real feelings!

MGMT is one of the greatest band who plays elements from 60s and 70s. They bring psychedelic rock a whole new meaning and gives stoners a whole new psychedelic trip. They're album "congratulations" has some of the best lyrical ideas and musical creativity.
One of the best albums in my iTunes circulatory... one of the best albums of all time, for Electric Feel alone. MGMT is so unappreciative, however true fans know their quality, and they will continue to grow as a result of word-of-mouth.
congratulations was an amazing yet underappreciated album and oracular spectacular was amazing too. how nickelback, the most generic and terrible excuse for a rock band is even on the list is baffling
[Newest]This is one of the best and most creative bands of this generation they should be so much higher on the list

68Thousand Foot Krutch
Most of their songs are very good! I love them! Highly recommend them!
The Move, Phenomenon, Art of Breaking, and Puppet are very good.
One of the best christian bands

69Jimmy Eat World
What?!?!? This band is down at 76? This band is the best ever!
I agree with the past posts this band should be at a higher level rank
Great song > bleed America
[Newest]This is a great band! Why so low?

Rarely does a rock band combine explosive guitars with an intense longing for meaning. Jon Foreman and Switchfoot, however, yearn for something more than what pop-culture is selling. "If I'm content as an artist to write a hit song or have a platinum record, then I'll have failed a lot of my fellow human beings, " says Foreman. "We have the best jobs in the world because we play music for a living and love doing it, but we didn't get into this to try and sell something. For us, it's about communicating and connecting with people on a different level. "
Listen to dare you to move, meant to live, and your love is a song And you wont find any reasons y they are not at the top!
Switchfoot is a superior band and the fact that they are more than just a band they are also role models is another reason they are so great. Their music is great and has meaning. They are popular among all peoples and its for a reason: they are talented!
THIS MUST BE A JOKE! I can't believe this. Switchfoot no.48. This band must at least be in the top 10. All switchfoot songs have great lyrics and tunes. Guys please listen to this band decide who is the best.
[Newest]Every switchfoot song is more than just a song with a deep hidden message! Best band!

71Boys Like Girls
So much better than some of the other bands here. They didn't have an album again for a long time until winter 2012, but theor songs are the best.
Boys Like Girls is an American rock band from Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album. Boys Like Girls was the co-headliner with Good Charlotte for the Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour 2008 that toured across the United States. [2] The group's second studio album Love Drunk, was released on September 8, 2009. As of February 2011 the band announced they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. On November 17, 2011, Martin Johnson tweeted "... #boyslikegirlsisback", revealing that the group has not broken up, rather that the members are taking a rest and engaging in various side projects. In 2012, Boys Like Girls announced that they were working on a new full-length studio album, titled Crazy World and is set for a fall 2012 release.
3 amazing albums not one bad song.

Vastly superior to the likes of Green Day and Linkin Park. Morello lays down some excellent riffs, while one of the greatest rock singers of all time sings meaningful lyrics. Also wrote the best rock song of the 2000s in "Show Me How To Live". Never got the respect they deserved.
This band just loves to rock to the sound of the Chris Cornell's amazing and deafening voice, plus the heavy bass and distortion makes them a great band that should be in the top 10 at least
They are great and singer is super sexy!
[Newest]Vastly underrated. Should be top ten.

73Killswitch Engage
Listening to them now, maybe one of the only bands that can make me flip over a bus' crushing breakdowns and some of the most motivating riffs I've ever heard. There so talented and tight I can listen to every album back to back and never tire of any songs.
They can rock their asses off come on now guys. Mike D. Is such a kick ass guitarist.
Killswitch is 100% my favorite forever. There is no point in argueing which band is better or whatever. There is no winning that argument. But where is ATR?

74Deep Purple
Rock evolved from this sound

Lzzy Hale is one of the best female singers out there.
They're awesome! Enough said.
Every song they're ever made is just quality!

76The Mars Volta
Mars Volta 72... From point of view of real musical accomplishments MV should be in at least top 5. But of course, such lists as this only reflect popularity... and so many people just don't seem to know about what is really good music and real talent is and others have just not heard of them. Plus, unlike many great bands in this list, such as RATM or Metallica and many not so great others, they were truly a 00's band, and made their best contributions on that decade, not, like E.G. Metallica, in 80's and early 90's. but surely, there are many bands of 00's superior to 90% of this stupid list that are not even included in it. how can you even say what are the best bands of a decade when you really have listened, say, a dozen of them?
Dude... This band is amazing. HOW DID THE JONAS BROTHERS OUTRANK THEM? Seriously if this is what the world is coming to, I hope for the zombie appocolypse.
This band should be number one but people don't know whats good anymore so I'm not surprised...

I love REDs albums. They are the best. Christian music will save this world from darkness. And give us hope. By the way Skillet has some good song but man RED is the best number 1. To me and... May be you.
Really? All the way down here? Red is an awesome band, with awesome instrument synergy, awesome melodies, awesome vocals and awesome messages. You won't be disappointed if you check it out!
Red's music is relatable and full of heart. Every song has a meaning and they are just fabulous. I don't know why they are 87 I mean really. really. They are way more amazing than half the bands above it.
[Newest]Amazing full orchestra rock

They rock harder then 80% of these bands out here. What is going on?
How are they so low over 50% of the so called bands above them are crap.
Awesome riffs and vocals

79Tokio Hotel
A lot of people support me that Tokyo Hotel - this is the best team today. Their songs are lit fires in people. They have millions of fans around the world and we are looking forward to their new album!
Amazing, they just have such a style.. And their music is so inspiring, strong, laugh out loud they feed my sweet tooth!
2000s and no Tokio Hotel? Common

80The Kills

81Velvet Revolver
They are way too awesome to be 90th :S:S
Real rock and roll!

Who the hell put Trapt way down here? Trapt is clearly higher ranked then this. Trapt should be up there with Rise Against, Its pretty clear some people need to learn what good music is.

There's so many good bands here that are ranked lower or higher then were they really should be. These rankings are so far fetched!
Whats not to like about this brilliant band! This music can be played in the morning throughout the day! This music moves listeners! Get Real People! All Hail Trapt
Trapt deserve to be in top 10
[Newest]I'm Brian and I loved Trapt

83Escape the Fate
With the last album they really are one of the best bands of the 2000's.
They are good, innovative, they are... Awesome.
Older stuff is definitely better when Ronnie was still in the band. Their current stuff is still awesome, just not as awesome. I am surprised that they are not higher than this...
Pretty Small Band but still better then most of these bands

... AFI... Enough said, though if I must go on from that. It's ' AFI. While DU wasn't that grand you have to give them props for Art of Drowning and STS, you have to give them props for CL and let's not forget the two new amazing songs they've released so far from the new album. I'd go back further but then it wouldn't be in the 2000's so... Yeah.
What the hell this band is badass it should be somewhere at the top you posers especialy their song miss murder was one of the songs that represented that at rock is alive somewhere that one shed of light
Imagine dragons blow balls and AFI should be above them

8512 Stones

What the Hell, they Should be up high then a lot of these bands "Each one their Albums are unique in there own way. Blue and Pinkerton are amazing albums from start to finish, lets not forget the guitar solo in Only in Dreams.Lets not forget Green with Island in the Sun and Hash Pipe, I also I thought Red Album was amazing Pork and Beams and the GMWEL And recently Hurley has to be one of their best Albums that they release in awhile.
That low, really? Weezer is in my opinion at least top 15, they have a sound that isn't too mopey nor too poppy. Rivers Cuomo is a musical genius and deserves more credit.
So many great songs should at least be 15 and above
[Newest]Should be much higher

87Bowling for Soup
Bowling for soup made the funniest, coolest songs ever. should be top 10
I agree, Bowling For Soup usually does an amazing job, and people overlook their drums and bass in most of their songs. It's sad.
Hi uh bowling for soup should be in at least the top 50?

Even though their best work was in the 90s, From Chaos and Evolver are so much better that all these bands' song put together combined.


Their 2014 cd titled "stereolithic", is their 6th straight album hit top 10 on the billboard rock album chart.

89We the Kings
We The Kings is really great!
Awesome band and really nice guys!

90The Raconteurs
Great great band. Reminiscent of queen. Two great albums.

9136 Crazyfists

Sweden progressive melodic also near avantgarde metal

93The Gaslight Anthem
Really? This band is going to finally take off. I can't wait until their new album goes out and changes mainstream thinking at its core
This band changed my life

No bad songs, best ROCK band of the 2000's! Seventeen, She's a Genius,
Cold Hard Bitch, K.I.A. , Rip It Up, Rollover DJ, Are you gonna be
my Girl? , Put your money where your mouth is, just to name a few.
This band is amazing. They should be in the the top 20 at least
These guys don't know what is a bad song. If Coldplay is a top 30 as they don't come up with radiohead&co (12), Jet deserves a top 40 as they don't come up with Foo Fighters&co. They are definitely the 2000's heart


96The Switches

Alive, end of story.
Great band one of my favorites
One of my favorite bands for ever.

98The Savages

99The GazettE

100The Charlatans

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