200 Bands/Artists To Check Out

These are bands that you should at least attempt to listen to before you hit the dusty trail. If you don’t like them then that is just fine.

  1. The Decemberists
  2. Psychedelic Furs
  3. Sonic Youth
  4. Sunset Rubdown
  5. The Raveonettes
  6. Bloc Party
  7. Weezer
  8. Head Automatica
  9. La Rue Ketanou
  10. The Bravery
  11. Bishop Allen
  12. Radiohead
  13. The Veils
  14. The Libertines
  15. The French Kicks
  16. The Walkmen
  17. Dirty Pretty Things
  18. The Beach Boys
  19. Black Lips
  20. The Jesus Lizard
  21. Weird Al Yankovic
  22. Beat Happening
  23. Babyshambles
  24. A Guy Called Gerald
  25. The Modern Lovers
  26. UB40
  27. Aesop Rock
  28. Afrika Bambaataa
  29. Against Me!
  30. Alice in Chains
  31. Animal Collective
  32. ….and you will know us by trail of dead
  33. Animal Collective
  34. Anti-Flag
  35. Apartment
  36. Arcade Fire
  37. Arctic Monkeys
  38. Art Brut
  39. Audioslave
  40. Bad Brains
  41. Bauhaus
  42. Be Your Own Pet
  43. Beat Happening
  44. Beatles
  45. Big Black
  46. Billy Bragg
  47. Bjork
  48. Black Flag
  49. Black Stalin
  50. Bo Burnham
  51. Bob Dylan
  52. Bob Marley
  53. Blue Man Group
  54. Blue Oyster Cult
  55. Bobby Venton
  56. Brett Dennen
  57. Bright Eyes
  58. British Sea Power
  59. Buddy Holly
  60. Built To Spill
  61. Buzzcocks
  62. Camera Obscura
  63. Caribou
  64. Cash, Johnny
  65. Cat Power
  66. Circle Jerks
  67. Beethoven
  68. Talking Heads
  69. Clinic
  70. Cold War Kids
  71. Count Basie
  72. Cuff the Duke
  73. Current 93
  74. Daft Punk
  75. The Dandy Warhols
  76. Daniel Johnston
  77. Datarock
  78. David Byrne
  79. Dead Kennedys
  80. Death From Above 1979
  81. The Descendents
  82. Devo
  83. Dinosaur Jr.
  84. Dirty Pretty Things
  85. Dntel
  86. Doc Gyneco
  87. Doves
  88. Drifters
  89. Echo and the Bunnymen
  90. Editors
  91. Elvis Costello
  92. EPMD
  93. Eric B and Rakim
  94. Everly Brothers
  95. Fatlip
  96. Fear
  97. Figurine
  98. Folk Implosion
  99. Fool’s Garden
  100. Frankie Valli
  101. Franz Ferdinand
  102. Frog Eyes
  103. Fugazi
  104. The Shins
  105. Iron and Wine
  106. Geto Boys
  107. Hot Hot Heat
  108. The Animals
  109. Husker Du
  110. Iggy Pop and the Stooges
  111. Immortal Technique
  112. Inner Circle
  113. Interpol
  114. Terry Jacks
  115. Jefferson Airplane
  116. Jimi Hendrix
  117. Joy Division
  118. Kaiser Chiefs
  119. Kasabian
  120. Kings of Leon
  121. Kraftwerk
  122. Lali Puna
  123. Led Zeppelin
  124. Les Cowboys Frignants
  125. Les Trois Accords
  126. Louis XIV
  127. Love Spit Love
  128. Main Source
  129. Malajube
  130. Mando Diao
  131. Maximo Park
  132. Minutemen
  133. Miracle Johan
  134. Mission of Burma
  135. Mobb Deep
  136. Morrissey
  137. Mud Honey
  138. Mystery Jets
  139. New Order
  140. Nine Inch Nails
  141. Nirvana
  142. Page France
  143. Patsy Kline
  144. Patti Smith
  145. Paul Weller
  146. Pavement
  147. Pete Seeger
  148. Peter Bjorn and John
  149. Peter Gabriel
  150. Peter Tosh
  151. Pharoahe Monch
  152. Peter Paul and Mary
  153. Pink Floyd
  154. The Pixies
  155. Rage Against the Machine
  156. Ray Charles
  157. The Replacements
  158. Richard Cheese
  159. Rogue Wave
  160. Rolling Stones
  161. Sam Roberts
  162. Sam Spence
  163. Sebadoh
  164. Sigur Ros
  165. Simon and Garfunkel
  166. Soul Sonic Force
  167. Stellastarr*
  168. Stone Roses
  169. Supergrass
  170. Swan Lake
  171. Swans
  172. Tapes N’ Tapes
  173. Tech N9ne
  174. The 1990s
  175. The Arcade Fire
  176. The Constantines
  177. The Cure
  178. The Fratellis
  179. The Hives
  180. The Kooks
  181. The Lovely Feathers
  182. The Moldy Peaches
  183. The Nightwatchman
  184. The Pharcyde
  185. The Ramones
  186. The Stills
  187. The Strokes
  188. The Vaselines
  189. The Veils
  190. The Velvet Underground
  191. The Verve
  192. The Who
  193. Tokyo Police Club
  194. Tool
  195. Travis
  196. Tupac
  197. Van Morrison
  198. Wesley Willis
  199. Wolf Parade
  200. Wu-Tang Clan
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2 responses to “200 Bands/Artists To Check Out

  1. wow no rise against, rush, blink-182, jack johnson 0r gorillaz

  2. Nope, Cale, I don’t listen to pussies.

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