The 2000s are perhaps the strangest decade of all. Not only because the name doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, or because if you say “the tens” people think you’re talking about the 1800’s – but also because of the mishmash of ‘culture’ we have experienced over the past ten years. Global political turmoil, economic collapse, and religious tensions
are just some of the things that have plagued us, and will continue to do so. If there were ever a time for truth-telling music, it would be now. Yet, some of the best bands of the 2000s are the ones that speak in riddles, in esoteric metaphors, and continue to awe us with their bizarre antics (and no, I’m not talking about Lady Gaga
’s meat outfit or Kanye vision impairing sunglasses). The top five bands of the 2000s are the ones that have withstood the test of instant gratification, YouTube fame, and 40 characters or fewer life stories.