I started a good debate yesterday on Twitter
when I began talking
about if fun.
, with their Grammy nominations
and success, had crossed them into the top 5 of bands that have ever come from this "scene." This got me (and others) thinking about what the top bands that have broken through into the mainstream have been ... and well, with that ... I decided it would make a damn good Thursday discussion
. So, here's my list of the biggest mainstream bands that have a connection to our music scene (the existence of which we could debate
by itself), and a few notes about why. I tried to stay away from just using a pure "album sales" metric, since the music buying habits have obviously changed,...