The Top 10 Best Rock Bands of the Aughts ...
Positives ... they released a few great albums, with many many great songs, and they're great at performing live
Negatives ... not really sure if Alt-country band counts enough for the ROCK category. I guess it counts enough for #10.
9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Positives ... Fever to Tell really freaking rocked to the point Karen O was even a little scary
Negatives ... they are starting to wane from rock music and becoming some post dramatic stress disorder 80s thing (though I dig their funky chicken man).
8. The Black Keys
Positives ... Attack and Release effing rocks man, and they have so many more albums that came out this decade
Negatives ... I haven't really heard any of those albums
7. Built to Spill
Positives ... You in Reverse really rocks like they've never rocked before
Negatives ... aside from that, they're a little too sullen to be a real rock band.
6. The Strokes
Positives ... They pretty much made rock cool again in the early aughts
Negatives ... it's over already and they're a little bit douchey
Positives ... I cannot emphasize enough how great of a pure rock band this is
Negatives ... I don't think I've ever said the phrase, "Man, Spoon fucking rocks!"
4. The Flaming Lips
Positives ... embody everything about rock'n roll, and still keep it edgy
Negatives ... maybe not rock enough
3. The White Stripes
Positives ... Jack White rocked the Aughts more so than anyone else
Negatives ... Meg White did not
2. My Morning Jacket
Positives ... If Evil Urges wasn't their ode to DMB and ladies everywhere, they would've been #1
Negatives ... Yim Yames is targeting women with his music now, and that sucks. I NEED GUITAR SOLOS!!!!
1. Modest Mouse
Positives ... Let's see, they fucking rock, they have great lyrics, were awesome live and Isaac even stabbed himself on stage
Negatives ... Kids Bop