Exception to the above: The Decemberists tend to show up alot on lists. White Strips show up alot. They Kennedys make a good dent. Other groups got mentioned as well, but these folks seemed to make it into very disperate lists. I've heard snippet of the Decemberists and didn't care for them. I tried a WS album. They're great as singles but too much for an hour. I've never heard the Kennedys.
I received my Kirsty MacColl retrospective yesterday. It was a THREE CD set. Wow. That's three PACKED cd's. There's lots of music here from her early career that I never heard before. She died at 41. Damn. I'm almost as old as she was. That's chilling.