This is a good list, but where are Fleet Foxes? Not even in the top 25? What a joke. The Gaslight Anthem is near the top where it should be.
The Plastic Constellations! They went to my high school! i love these dudes, way to make the top ten, guys. One of the 'hardest' working bands in the Twin Cities that didn't get the recognition they deserve.
I agree with his list adding death cab, kanye, m83, and coldplay but they are all in the wrong spots. panic should not be there whatsoever. horrible band live. I really want to know what's the big deal with tv on the radio and I really want to get into deerhunter. adding mgmt on the list was good as well.
this list was so much better than his song list. I say bring back trl and fire his ass!
i'm not familiar with some of these artists, i'll have to check them out. i like james' writing, and although i don't agree with everything he says, i think he usually gives a pretty accurate/fair report on stuff