Best Rock Bands of the 2000s
The Top Ten
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
Green Day revived punk. Rock and teenagers around the world. They DESERVE to be the #1 rock band of the 2000s. Linkin Park is good, but they're not the best.
Simply the bestV 105 Comments
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. - Sabres18
My first exposure to the Foo Fighters came in 2011 with Rope and the Wasting Light album. I was instantly drawn to their music and it happened for no real reason, it just connected me. I learned the entire album by heart. A while later I got into their earlier songs and was stunned by how good they were, and then I learned about Grohl's connections with Nirvana, and I fell in love. They became a gateway for me to learn more music. Anyways the music was great and about 4 months ago, I went to my first concert; a Foo Fighters concert that just blew my mind. I knew Grohl was funny from the videos but he showed it when he performed, and he put up a great show even though his leg was broken. Something about it was great. I'm college aged and at the show I saw people in their 40's to kids about 12 and everyone of them sang and felt the music. The Foo Fighters connected generations and it's amazing, no other band in my opinion can do that.
Who knew that the demos that Dave Grohl recorded in 1994 on his own would serve as the spark for what became one of the biggest rock bands in music, but Foo Fighters remain on top of the rock world.V 55 Comments
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
They are only one who have introduced the whole world to what really hard rocck meansV 207 Comments
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 ...more
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". - Sabres18
Excellent band that stands out in a current world of music littered with some crap performers. - SOX3005V 102 Comments
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!
Please explain to me why Avenged Sevenfold is number six... - HarlesLovesMetalV 98 Comments
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
This list is a joke... RHCP should be number 1 and My Chemical Romance should NOT be on this list - habsfan120
Best Band = Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, Chad Smith.
Still awesome! They "Can't Stop"!V 49 Comments
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?
THREE DAYS GRACE GREATEST BAND EVER
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!
This has always been my favorite rock band. I listen so many times of their songs.V 75 Comments
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.
No other band on this list compares to the raw, exhilarating force these two can produce.V 33 Comments
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!
I'm an avid fan of any genre of rock songs, be it old or new, fast or slow, but My Chemical Romance songs has something other songs don't have. Since the day I listened to My Chemical Romance, songs that used to amaze me before began to sound like, uh, just normal to me. What I mean is those songs are still good, but you know, My Chemical Romance's kind of music is on a different level.
What made me listen to My Chemical Romance are their uniqueness. Compile every lyrics of their songs and you'll have a book of first class poetry. What's more, they didn't follow conventional ways to make music (I think).
What I'm about to say is something that all band on this list did and maybe they still do, though not as good as My Chemical Romance. "THEY ROCK! "
It was ok - EliHbkV 133 Comments
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.
Here we go:
My Chemical Romance only know how to make a good song that's fast and loud. That's great for some people, but the lack of diversity leads them to only appeal to a certain group.
Three Days Grace has a similar problem.
I have a hard time making any argument against the White Stripes. However, I did come up with this. Radiohead is simply more creative than the White Stripes.
To quote an Avenged Sevenfold comment:
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.
I couldn't agree more. But they suffer from the same problem My Chemical Romance and TDG have.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are awesome, but they lack some diversity. All of their music is either hard rock or funk rock, with little deviation.
Muse is awesome, but their ...more
I've never heard of anything quite like Radiohead. I understand that their music may not be everyone's cup of tea, but there is no denying the genius Tom Yorke and company have continuously displayed throughout the years. Every one of their albums are different, creative, and progressive. It's absolutely intoxicating. Of course, music is relative, but I can't think of any other band in the last 20 years whose body of work even comes close to theirs. They represent everything music should be. All of the bands on this list have had their share of great albums and songs that will be remembered for years to come. However, none of them will transcend music and time quite like Radiohead will. They give me all the feels man and If you don't think so then I'm truly sorry for your loss.
The best live-show experience anyone could have. It's hypnotising, gave me chills and so peacefully breathtaking.
their songs suit my every moods
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. - Sabres18
Band leader is a flim star! ❇V 46 Comments
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 ...more
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.
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
Literally wrote the blueprint for an entire decade of music with their debut album, influencing untold bands and basically single-highhandedly saving us from the horror that was nu-metal. It's just objectively incorrect for them to be anywhere below top 5.V 23 Comments
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.
FODA SE MAS QUE MERDA MAIS OS GREEN DAY ARCTIC MONKEYS E MELHOR CARALHOV 30 Comments
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.
Blink-182 vocals are to winey - Th3Zm0nst3rV 42 Comments
YES, YES, YES! I love slipknot! I was at their first concert, which was debuting their hit song, wait and bleed. When they first came out on stage and saw what they were wearing, the whole crowd was just like, "what the hell are they wearing? Oh great, here comes another KISS" but when Corey Taylor started singing, everyone including me was like, " oh yeah! This will be the new genre and new hit band to rock the new decade and millennium to come! " I love them and will always love them. Now, metal bands try to copy them, but nothing can beat the metal band slipknot! "Inside my shell I wait and bleed! " Keep making more albums Corey! You guys scream and rock the concerts!
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.
Not even in the top 10?!?!?! Slipknot changed the way we look at metal, both musically AND visually! Their concerts are literally to die for, as they are one of the best live bands of all time! Corey Taylor can hit more octaves than any other lead vocalists and his screams are BRUTAL. Not to mention, Joey Jordinson (formally), Chris Fehn, and Shawn "Clown" Crahan lead the band's percussion. Awesome band, definitely deserving to be above all of the above bands. (My Chemical Romance... really? )
Simple, just the best band of the 00's.V 30 Comments
I absolutely am a die hard fan of disturbed! Prayer is my favorite song of disturbed! I remember when it came out the first time in the radio back in 2002. I remember jamming out in the car with my best friends. We were banging our heads so much I was afraid we were going to have a car accident. His vocals are by far the best vocals and has been for many years now. His songs from the 2015 album really shows his voice. I remember when another one of my favorite songs came out called down with the sickness! My girlfriend actually got sick when she first heard that song, which is ironic.! I just kept telling her, "are you coming down with the sickness? " And she would just laugh and say yes! His songs and voice will definitely grow and become even better for another many more years to come!
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. - Sabres18
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.
They're best.!V 31 Comments
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.
Great blues indie rockV 13 Comments
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!
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!
Oh my lord! I could never agree that BB would be all the way down here. Every song is a lyrical puzzle with ben's simply outstanding voice and mind. Benjamin has gone through so many hardships and lives through them, but for this band even today to have a new album that hits the radio stations for a bit AND ROCK IS NOT POPULAR ANYMORE is enough to say this band deserves a hot spot. I mean seriously name one rock band that you hear on shine 99 or 104.1... Yeah I heard BB playing on there n you never ever hear rock bands playing on those stations. Okay maybe some on 99 but you get the point.
These are better than most of these bands by farV 72 Comments
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
They should be higher lolV 21 Comments
They Have a very original sound. I like the fact they use an independent record Label; makes artis set with more of a challenge
Their sound isn't very original at all. They've copied some riffs in the last couple years. - littledemand
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?
They are THE (pronounced "the" to emphasize singularity) rock band. Each album is incredible in its own way. I love all 6 albums. Songs for the deaf is one of the best albums ever. They r so cool. Other notable bands include: arctic monkeys, the strokes.
One of the biggest and most attractive band definitely.V 19 Comments
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