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Five Top Bands of the New Millennium

Updated on September 8, 2010

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Growing up in the eighties and nineties it was not hard to find good music. When some artists might break up or fade away, it wasn't to long until a new artist or band emerged with great music. Now, it seems hard to find good, talented and unique bands and music. A lot of the music that is played in today's society just does not live up to the expectations that I am use to when discovering new music and bands. In fact, half the time I think I'm listening to the same band when in reality I am listening to several different bands. Through time and research, I have finally decided that there are a few newer bands of the new millennium that are definitely bringing some hope that the good music has not died yet. I have picked five bands that I feel are definitely unique, talented and most of all good.

Bands Keeping Rock Alive

Coheed and Cambria


Bullet For My Valentine

Sick Puppies

The Used

Top Newer Five Bands


  1. Coheed and Cambria: With classic eighties metal guitar riffs and vocals that resembles Rush's front man Geddy Lee, Coheed and Cambria are a unique rock group that seems to have a creative style like no other bands in today's music. Formed in the mid-nineties, it wasn't until the turn of the millennium that Coheed and Cambria would become a mainstream music sensation. The dark and edgy lyrics make this band a true poetic musical act. There is definitely no lack of talent when it comes to the music of Coheed and Cambria.

  2. Muse: Rocking many stages over in Europe, the English band Muse finally became an American favorite in the early millennium. Muse brings an electronic, rock sound that no one can duplicate. And as time progress, so will the success of Muse. Soft vocals, and a very creative style, Muse is becoming no stranger to producing hits here in the United States. With five albums already, Muse definitely is making great head way in the music industry. Not only are they producing mega hits, they are considered one of the best live shows to see. With a performance like no other, Muse is quickly making themselves a well established name in the music business.

  3. Sick Puppies: From Nirvana to Green Day, three piece rock bands are very uncommon in the music world today. The best musical act to come out of Australia since Silverchair, Sick Puppies have made their way to fame by using a simple solution, touring. Their unusual sound separates them from other band with a use of power cords and raw rock/metal sound that seems to change from song to song making each song on their three albums different. No one song sounds the same which makes Sick Puppies an artist worth listening to. I have seen them live twice and they know just how to rock a crowd with great stage presence. Most of all, they are one hundred percent about their fans.

  4. Bullet For My Valentine: Being a metal fan in the eighties and early nineties before grunge took the man stage, it is hard to find a band that plays metal, but actually sings instead of screams all the time. Although their first album is more on the screaming side, Bullet For My Valentine's last two albums exemplifies good metal with good singing. Starting songs off with intros, Bullet For My Valentine gets the idea of producing good, quality heavy metal with out losing sight of making popular music. I know the metal scene is one that isn't the most popular, but with bands like this it is sure to win over many more fans.

  5. The Used: With a combination of punk and metal, The Used seem to be pretty legit at making great music that stands out among other artist. It seems to be much harder to stand out from other bands, but The Used have a good understanding on just how to make it in the music industry. With four albums already released, The Used are proving that they are a band that wants to stick around and make music that people are a fan of.

These are the bands that stick out the most to me. I am always on the search for new bands. Unique, creative, and original, these characteristics are most important when searching for a new band. All the bands above I feel possess these characteristics and will continue making great music that will one day be considered classic.


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      Ryan Fuller 4 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      System of a Down is a good one, but not as new to me as these other bands.

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      Diego Martinez 4 years ago

      What about System of a Down?

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      Ryan Fuller 6 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Good call. I thought Hybrid Theory came out in the late nineties. Definitely should be on this list. They are great live too.

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      mrm 6 years ago

      wtf where is the Linkin park?