Monday, May 30, 2011

The 5 best American rock bands today *

* This bears some explaining: I consider an American rock band to express a certain sonic association with the qualities of America (this need not be outward patriotism though). For example, the Hold Steady would probably have been the best in 2007, the Strokes in 2002, or Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in 1984. So for 2011, I think they are:

5. Best Coast
4. Black Lips
3. The National
2. Fake Problems
1. The Gaslight Anthem

1 comment:

a723cf88-90ab-11e0-bc2e-000bcdcb2996 said...

Where is Titus Andronicus on this list?