Top 10 Bands from the 2000s with the Best Sound

BoredJeff02
These bands from the 2000's have good sound for their music. Let's get started... Any genre is allowed as long as it's a band and A it's about their sound. No solo artists for this list it has to be a complete band. Enough said and if I forgot anything feel free to add it.

The Top Ten

1 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.

Yes the killers is a mixed of alternative rock and pop elements which could be called alternative pop. And their lead vocalist has a very good voice. - zxm

The Killer has a alternative sound that's quite I don't know interesting. - BoredJeff02

2 The All American Rejects The All American Rejects The All-American Rejects are an American rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. The band consists of bassist and lead vocalist, Tyson Ritter, lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Nick Wheeler, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist, Mike Kennerty, and drummer Chris Gaylor.

I can tell bands like Green Day inspired AAR however they sound more like alternative then punk. That aside though they have a really good sound that in my opinion makes it worthy of first place. - BoredJeff02

Ritter had one of the best appearances for a band member. dirty little secret was their best song in their best album move along

3 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.
4 Thirty Seconds To Mars Thirty Seconds To Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

In my honest opinion their sound beats Linkin Park. - BoredJeff02

5 Staind Staind Staind was a heavy metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. ...read more.

This band has a good heavy metal/ alternative metal sound enough said. - BoredJeff02

6 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of obviously Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, songwriter), Pat Smear (lead guitarist, pianist), Nate Mendel ...read more.

Picking up where Nirvana got buried, Foo Fighters generally has a good alternative sound. - BoredJeff02

7 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.

Their sound kinda improved after the 90's not by much but still kind of did. - BoredJeff02

It seems like Billie's Voice improved in the new album - zxm

8 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.

Their sound is very dense and currently nobody can beat them (dense is different from heavy). Multiple layers in their songs are very demanding. Their sound got even better after 2002. Aural environment of their songs is one of the best I know. Even a softer song like 'The Throne' (2015) has an impressive sound - there are many instruments and vocal layers but you can still hear everything clearly. A perfect composition and performance. - Metal_Treasure

9 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

For the first time I've put LP on a good list. That aside they had a good sound until 2010 came along... - BoredJeff02

10 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

With the sound of metal guitars mixed with Amy's vocal range make the band have one hell of a sound. - BoredJeff02

The Contenders

11 Nile Nile Nile is an American technical death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, United States, formed in 1993. Their music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern mysticism, history, religion, and ancient art, as well as the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
12 Meshuggah Meshuggah Meshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are credited with crafting the Djent subgenre. Meshuggah's line-up consists of founding members vocalist Jens Kidman and lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, drummer Tomas Haake, who joined in 1990, rhythm guitarist Mårten ...read more.

Their sound is innovative, avant-garde, technical and heavy. It includes polyrhythms, rapid key and tempo changes and neo-jazz chromatics.
Meshuggah sound also features eight-string guitars and a drummer who can keep at the same time: the hi-hat and ride cymbal in 4/4 time, and the snare and double bass drums in 23/16 time.
Song - Bleed. - Metal_Treasure

13 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name is derived from a fictional martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill.

This one is self explanatory to be honest. - BoredJeff02

14 Dream Theater Dream Theater
15 Nightwish Nightwish
16 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree
17 Epica Epica Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.
18 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
19 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and have released 16 studio albums . The New Wave of British Heavy Metal Pioneers would ...read more.

Iron Maden was better in the 90's in my opinion. - BoredJeff02

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1. The Killers
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3. Dream Theater
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1. The All American Rejects
2. The Killers
3. Muse
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2. Green Day
3. Linkin Park
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