The band are perhaps best known for their varying screamed vocal styles, dadaist lyrical content, and noisy, synth-infused, non-stop beat-your-head-against-the-wall grindcore, all while somehow managing to be at least a little catchy.
Gwen Stefani's Love. Angel. Music. Baby. was an unexpectedly influential pop record, and is one of the 2000's best.
Sugar Ray hardly get respect. It's not difficult to understand why. They'll certainly never be considered cool, and nearly everything post-14:59 proved to be utterly tasteless and poorly conceived. None of this speaks to the quality of this record.
uneXpect's debut EP, _wE, Invaders, shows the band at their most accessible, but don't confuse this as meaning this isn't a highly atypical and unusually creative release.
Nils Frykdahl's and Dan Rathbun's pre-Sleepytime Gorilla Museum experimental "rock"/performance art troupe is about as far out and varying as you'd expect from these guys.
Ukrainian black metal band White Ward's debut album, Futility Report, is an eclectic exercise in what's possible to accomplish under the black metal umbrella.
Relative to punk music, post-punk is less aggressive and more experimental. In fact, some of the most unique music of the time period, and still to this day, came from the period ranging from the late '70's through the early '80's.
Testament's The New Order is a latter-day classic from the golden era of thrash metal.
STN MTN is a mixtape that contains several firsts for Gambino. It's a concept mixtape where Glover is asleep dreaming he "ran Atlanta", with songs based off mostly early-to-mid 2000's southern hip hop. The mixtape ends with Glover awaking from this dream on the Hawaiian island, Kauai.
The Los Angeles based trio transcends the stale, reserved boundaries of alternative rock with their warm, dynamic, hook-soaked full-length album, Chrome Neon Jesus.
The variety and thought that went into these tracks have shot Rivers of Nihil to the upper echelon of modern metal.
When it comes to metallic hardcore, Incendiary’s Thousand Mile Stare is one of the finest of its kind.