Posted by
Message
monsterballads
Washington State Fan
Make LSU Great Again
Member since Jun 2013
23317 posts

Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
other thread had me thinking about this

I'll name some I think should be in the discussion:

queens of the stone age - no bigger true rockstar than josh homme in the last 10 years. don't believe me? watch a live show

radiohead - kid a, hail to the thief, in rainbows... they've put out fantastic records

the killers - indie rock meets pop music and inspired a ton of other bands

the white stripes - jack white brought a sense of weirdness to blues rock

arcade fire - neon bible and the suburbs were fantastic records

my morning jacket - doused in reverb, they inspired a lot of other bands

modest mouse - brought indie rock to the mainstream in a lot of ways with "float on"

black keys - assisted in the blues rock revival of the last 15 years

arctic monkeys - debut album in 2005 was an international hit but took the US a bit to come around to them

spoon - consistently great band.

ryan adams - inspired the alt country explosion currently happening now with jason isbell, sturgill simpson and others

LCD sound system - brought electro rock to the mainstream in a big way

gorillaz - damon albarn is a musical genius. what else is there to say?

flaming lips - have been a band for 36 years but hit their stride in the 2000's

bright eyes - was inspired by elliot smith and influenced the emotional singer songwriters you hear today



now, you may disagree with some or most of these bands, but they have certainly been super influential to music for the last 20 years.

who else you got?


monsterballads
Washington State Fan
Make LSU Great Again
Member since Jun 2013
23317 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
I think the strokes should be in the discussion as well. their debut album holds up today and they influenced a lot of bands with it.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
85
kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
47173 posts
 Online 

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
TBH, it's probably The Killers, Jack White, Mumford & Sons, Tool, Cage the Elephant, and Foo Fighters


EGCROSS
LSU Fan
Burlington, IA
Member since Dec 2007
706 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
How depressing... I’m going back to the 70s and 80s.


hogcard1964
Arkansas Fan
Illinois
Member since Jan 2017
1486 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
None of them

You'll be hard pressed to remember them in 15 years.


cgrand
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
HAMMOND
Member since Oct 2009
15434 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
that is a very sad list


2rollinstoned
LSU Fan
north Louisiana
Member since Dec 2010
22 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
That’s some weak arse shit, damn music sucks nowadays. Yeah, GTFOML


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
43
monsterballads
Washington State Fan
Make LSU Great Again
Member since Jun 2013
23317 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
quote:

You'll be hard pressed to remember them in 15 years.



how so?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
13
bleeng
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Apr 2013
2886 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
Decemberists?
Death Cab for Cutie?
New Pornographers?
Belle and Sebastian?
Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree?
This post was edited on 3/14 at 7:08 pm


monsterballads
Washington State Fan
Make LSU Great Again
Member since Jun 2013
23317 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
quote:

Death Cab for Cutie?


I would put them into the discussion for influential or important for sure.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
32
TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
monsterballads
Washington State Fan
Make LSU Great Again
Member since Jun 2013
23317 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
for those downvoting:

what bands would you suggest?


DavidTheGnome
Monroe
Member since Apr 2015
15329 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
I like your like OP and agree with a lot of them


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
44
The Seaward
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2006
9212 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
There are a ton of great, influential bands on your list. Maybe a few I would remove and a few I’d add, but overall it’s good. A lot of people (especially on this board) just assume almost all music made after a certain date automatically sucks, even if they have never listened to the majority of it. The idea that these bands will be afterthoughts in 15 years is out of touch.
This post was edited on 3/14 at 9:05 pm


mmmmmbeeer
Georgia Fan
Member since Nov 2014
2919 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
The National
Kanye West
Interpol
The War on Drugs
BadBadNotGood


TnMountaineer
South Carolina Fan
Nashville, Tennessee
Member since Aug 2018
504 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
I’ve been an Interpol fan for a long time but I’m not sure they belong here.

Again, love em.

I’m also a big fan of The Killers so what do I know.


mmmmmbeeer
Georgia Fan
Member since Nov 2014
2919 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
quote:

I’ve been an Interpol fan for a long time but I’m not sure they belong here.



That's a pretty fair statement if you are assessing their entire catalog....I'm specifically talking about Antics and TOTBL, which, though influenced heavily by Joy Division themselves, seemed to influence many other bands since those albums were released. They, along with The Strokes, are most responsible for the whole "Brooklyn" alt-rock kind of deal, imo.


TnMountaineer
South Carolina Fan
Nashville, Tennessee
Member since Aug 2018
504 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
Oh, no argument there from me! Those are fantastic albums.

I’d even throw in “Our love to admire.” After Carlos left it started tanking some. They were just here in Nashville and I wanted to go but passed on it for some reason.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
monsterballads
Washington State Fan
Make LSU Great Again
Member since Jun 2013
23317 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
quote:

A lot of people (especially on this board) just assume almost all music made after a certain date automatically sucks, even if they have never listened to the majority of it. The idea that these bands will be afterthoughts in 15 years is out of touch.


yeah I agree.

I don't get the downvotes though. I mean, downvote away, but at least give some realistic influential bands of the last 20 years. But just to disagree with a downvote is kind of lazy IMO

(not directed at you of course)


monsterballads
Washington State Fan
Make LSU Great Again
Member since Jun 2013
23317 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
quote:

that is a very sad list



so provide some input


cgrand
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
HAMMOND
Member since Oct 2009
15434 posts

re: Most influential Bands of the 21st century so far:
the list is sad because the state of music in the 21st century is sad. i dont have any input because none of it appeals to me


first pageprev pagePage 1 of 4next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram