Name the best rock bands of the last 30 years

afterburnt
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edited March 3 in Music & Movies
I thought this would be interesting to see what yooz say. I can only think of 2 or 3 that I would consider good.
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  • michaeljhsda2
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,228
    edited March 3
    Are we defining rock as broadly as it was in the 60s and early 70s, or more narrowly?!?

    In either case, here are a few:

    Radiohead
    Wilco
    U2
    Pearl Jam
    Nirvana
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  • afterburnt
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    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Are we defining rock as broadly as it was in the 60s and early 70s, or more narrowly?!?

    In either case, here are a few:

    Radiohead
    Wilco
    U2
    Pearl Jam
    Nirvana

    Defined like ****, you know it when you hear it.

    I am pretty sure U2 is too old for the survey. If they were on the radar in the 80's they are disqualified.
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,228
    afterburnt wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Are we defining rock as broadly as it was in the 60s and early 70s, or more narrowly?!?

    In either case, here are a few:

    Radiohead
    Wilco
    U2
    Pearl Jam
    Nirvana

    Defined like ****, you know it when you hear it.

    I am pretty sure U2 is too old for the survey. If they were on the radar in the 80's they are disqualified.

    Haha well that is also amorphous and culturally defined now isn’t it? I mean the things I see now on HBO etc. would definitely have been considered erotic in my cultural context when I was growing up...

    Okay so bands that have NOT been around for MORE than 30 years...got it.

    I’ll add some broader “rock”:
    The tedeschi trucks band
    The black keys
    The avett brothers (who absolutely rock in concert!)
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  • DaveHo
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  • jdjohn
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    So basically 1990-2020ish. I mean, there's lots of bands who started before 1990 that have had good work since then. If the band includes the name of the primary artist, does that still count as a band?
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  • daddyjt
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    I can’t think of any... Crazy how much the field narrowed (disappeared?) in a mere 20 years, from ‘75-‘95.

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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,499
    Tool, Clutch, Kyuss, Down, that's all I can think of right now.
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    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • pitdogg2
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    QUEENSRYCHE
    GODSMACK
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  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,445
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    QUEENSRYCHE
    GODSMACK
    ALICE IN CHAINS

    There IS one - thanks!

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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,186
    edited March 3
    If criteria is first significant recording after 1991:

    Radiohead
    The Flaming Lips
    Opeth
    Riverside
    Porcupine Tree
    Spock's Beard
    Joe Bonamassa
    Alabama Shakes
    Chris Stapleton (Country? But he rocks)

    The "old" rock bands were still crowding the rock audience at least into the 2000s.

    Toss in Dream Theater too.
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  • afterburnt
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    jdjohn wrote: »
    So basically 1990-2020ish. I mean, there's lots of bands who started before 1990 that have had good work since then. If the band includes the name of the primary artist, does that still count as a band?

    Yes
    Yes
    No
    and
    Yes
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,228
    edited March 3
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Virtually none of the new music or artists I've listened to since ca. 1990 has been rock, for better or for worse.

    K, I will say this one last time:

    ITS BECAUSE YOU'RE AN OLD [email protected]!!!

    But I still love ya doc...
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  • rooftop59
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    edited March 3
    Listening the the Heartless &astards*: Arrow right now. They have put out some pretty good blues rock imho...

    *Vanilla wouldn’t let me type their actual name!
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  • BlueFox
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    I buy two new rock (Metal) albums every week from HDTracks. Generally, they are fine.
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  • jdjohn
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    The lines get blurred between Rock, Metal, Alternative, Indie, and even Pop.
    Anyway...

    The Killers
    Jet
    Green Day
    Jack White
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  • PSOVLSK
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    The Black Keys

    Though if you start at 1990 you have to include the better grunge bands.
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  • dr1978
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    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Listening the the Heartless &astards*: Arrow right now. They have put out some pretty good blues rock imho...

    *Vanilla wouldn’t let me type their actual name!

    I really liked The Mountain
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  • dr1978
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    edited March 4
    Agree with several here but I'll add in Queens of the Stone Age and System of A Down
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  • motorstereo
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    Guns and Roses, Motley Crue, Mettalica, Kiss..... :)
  • afterburnt
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    Soundgarden
    Alice in chains
    and maybe
    Jane's addiction
    That's it, everything else pretty much svcked.
    BTW there are only two genres.
  • Nightfall
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    Faith No More
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • hochpt21
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    Foo Fighters
    Audioslave
    Disturbed
    System Of A Down
    Chevelle
    Staind
    Tool
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  • dr1978
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    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard!
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  • pitdogg2
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    dr1978 wrote: »
    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard!

    Now that is a right snappy name!
  • Willow
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    I'll add STP to the list
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