The top 30 alternative rock bands of 2006 that took spots 11-20 of the top 30 all had at least one great alternative song that enjoyed some airplay on alternative radio. Most of the bands on this list managed to hit with two alternative singles in 2006.
Familiar favorites? Alternative bands that didn’t get airplay where you live? Thank God for the Internet! Listen up and add these top songs to any compilation list of 2006.
#20 Alternative Rock Band of 2006: The Dresden Dolls
Web site: ttp://www.dresdendolls.com/
The Dresden Dolls are a cool freaky. They call it “brechtian punk cabaret.” If you never heard Coin-Operated Boy you are missing out.
#19 Alternative Rock Band of 2006: Fall Out Boy
Web site: http://website.falloutboyrock.com
No top alternative rock band list would be complete without some emo generously sprinkled for taste.
Single: This Ain’t A Scene
Not quite Dance Dance, but Fall Out Boy has not fallen out of favor or out of earshot.
#18 Alternative Rock Band of 2006: Taking Back Sunday
Web site: www.takingbacksunday.com/
Quote from Taking Back Sunday’s bio: ” Determined to get their new album right, “we set out to create something that we considered timeless,” says Mascherino. “We didn’t want something that people would listen to in 10 years and say, ‘That’s from 2006 when all the records sounded like that.’ We wanted people to listen to it in 10 years and say, ‘Hell, yeah, turn that up!'”
#17 Alternative Rock Band of 2006: The Strokes
Web site: www.thestrokes.com
Heart in a Cage
You Only Live Once
This band could have placed higher, but I just don’t care for them.
#16 Alternative Rock Band of 2006: Pearl Jam
Web site: www.pearljam.com/
Fact: Pearl Jam actively and financially supports a large number of environmental, arts and education, and humanitarian organizations. Go Pearl Jam!
World Wide Suicide
#15 Alternative Rock Band of 2006: Wolfmother
Web site: Wolfmother
Joker and the Thief
#14 Alternative Rock Band of 2006: Jet
Web site: www.jettheband.com
Fact: Jet released their debut album in 2003.
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
#13 Alternative Rock Band of 2006: Hawthorne Heights
Web site: www.hawthorneheights.com
Go for the look, stay for the music.
Pens and Needles
#12 Alternative Rock Band of 2006: Blue October
Web site: http://www.myspace.com/blueoctober
Lyric: “Hate me today/Hate me tomorrow/Hate me for all the things/I didn’t do for you”
Into The Ocean
#11 Alternative Rock Band of 2006: Angels and Airwaves
Web site: www.angelsandairwaves.com
Be sure to check out the rest of the list: Top 30 Alternative Rock Bands of 2006: 21-30 and 1-10.