View Full Version : Favorite Rock Group of 2003?

Jan 7, 2004, 04:31 AM
Hey Guys,

Just thought I'de make up a post on your favorite band... So here goes... "What is your favorite band" and "your favorite CD from that band" and "the bands website"

Ok so here goes,,

My favorite band would have to be Puddle of Mudd, I just love their style and the lyrics they are amazing... Now my favorite Cd from the band would have to be LIFE ON DISPLAY it's the newest album it came out in november so it's at stores now to pick up and check out, it rocks... Now the bands website is www.puddleofmudd.com it has got to be one of the best official websites for a band out their... b/c they always update it very often and there are many clips and stuff to check out... Now what do you guys think of them? Any other POM fans here?

Jan 7, 2004, 04:33 AM
The Darkness - Permission To Land :D


Jan 7, 2004, 04:34 AM
Man I like your Keira Knightly avatar... heh'

Jan 7, 2004, 04:41 AM
Originally posted by billabong
Man I like your Keira Knightly avatar... heh'
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hehe, thanks, lots of people seem to have noticed/liked it :) I think you're the first person who actually knew who it was though without asking, so bonus points for you!
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Jan 7, 2004, 05:24 AM
My fav 'rock' band remains R.E.M. for a record 14th year in a row... ;) :D they only released a 'Best Of' and I don't necessarily think it contained their best of, but the case remains, and 'Animal' is a beaut! ;)


Zwan's album 'Mary Star Of The Sea' is right up there, and it's a shame Corgan spilt them up.... and 'Yeah's!' bassline exercises my iSub in all the right ways ;)


'The Fiery Furnaces' also showed the way to 'The White Stripes' with 'Gallowsbird's Bark' and what can be done with a real bro+sis combo and a proper drummer!


'Yeah Yeah Yeahs' love them, particularly 'Maps', Karen O' has zero vocal control, but man do the rock.


Pete Yorn, The Cardigans and The Dandy Warhols all released fantastic albums too.

Biggest disapointment?? well 'The Strokes' are up there after their amazing first album, it was a shame to find out they were a one trick pony. :(

And I failed to see the appeal in the Darkness and the hype that surrounded them and their music... :eek:

Tequila Grandma
Jan 7, 2004, 03:03 PM
I'm a bit confused as to what this thread is asking for. Is it asking for your favorite rock band that released something in 2003, or your favorite rock band ever, as of 2003?

My answer to the first would be Shiina Ringo. Sure, she's not really a group, but she's putting out the best rock music of anyone right now. The album she released this year, "Karuki Zamen Kuri No Hana" ("Chlorine, Semen, and Chestnut Flower") gets quite experimental, moves far beyond standard rock music, and becomes this beautiful pop music masterpiece. Official site: http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/ringo/ringonouta/flash/index_j.htm

My answer to the second would most likely still be New Order and Joy Division. While they made heavy use of synthesizers, and that might disqualify them from being considered a "rock" band, I've listened to my NO/JD albums far more than any of my others. From "Unknown Pleasures" to "Technque", every album released is a masterpiece. "Republic" and "Get Ready" aren't bad either, but they don't quite reach the greatness of the previosu records. Not an official site, but the best out there: http://www.neworderonline.com

Jan 7, 2004, 03:28 PM
Big Sugar, but they didnt have any popular hits in 2003 up here in Canada :(



Jan 7, 2004, 10:05 PM
Favorite new band of 2003:

Mr. Trout

Album on iTMS (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=4391221)

Mr. Trout's Album Page (http://www.antiochmanagement.com/buy.html)

These guys are a local band here that just got their album on iTMS. I love their lyrics, and if you ever see a show, you will see why they appeal to geeks, rock fans and the ladies.

Favorite standby of 2003:


U2's Home Page (http://www.u2.com)

U2 is a perennial favorite of mine. Hey, I even loved their POP album!

Runner Up 2003:

The Strokes

Their newest album... (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=3284511)

Well, these guys have been around for a while, but I really got into their music about a year ago. I love their rock vibe.

Jan 7, 2004, 11:05 PM
My favorite of 2003 would be either Johnny Cash or Tenacious D.

Jan 7, 2004, 11:25 PM
Duff-Man says.....my choice would probably change every day according to mood...tonight I am feeling a little mellow so I would pick the latest cd from Azure Ray (http://azureraymusic.com/) ....oh yeah!

Jan 8, 2004, 03:29 AM
I gotta say that System of a Down were my favourite group of 2003. I mean, who releases a cd with no cover, just writing on a normal CDR that says 'steal this album' Nice one! Oh and the music was awesome as well...:rolleyes:

Jan 8, 2004, 04:09 AM
Srapping Young Lad (http://www.strappingyounglad.com/SYL/audio/index.htm) go here to listen to Devour. I haven't felt this good about a band since Master of Puppets.

If you like the Singer's voice try Devin Townsend / Devin Townsend Band (http://www.hevydevy.com/HDRhome.html)

If all that's too loud, try Aimee Mann (http://www.aimeemann.com) I think her "Lost in Space" was 2002 but I listened to it all last year, It's not heavy, but it is rock.

Jan 8, 2004, 07:38 AM
Probably Audioslave or Kyuss, although The Foo Fighters album was cool too.

Queens of the stone age gotta have a mention...:D

South of Heaven
Jan 8, 2004, 10:23 AM
Anthrax. Now and forever.


We've Come for You All is the best album on 2003.

Jan 8, 2004, 03:04 PM
If he had released anything new in 2003 (not including a hits collection), I would say Peter Gabriel.

My favorites from 2003 were from Dave Matthews Band & Dave's solo CD.

My other favorite was the final release from Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros (RIP).

Jan 8, 2004, 11:16 PM
Of all time? Who knows.....

Of 2003? Trapt.


Jan 9, 2004, 12:19 AM
My favorite band I discovered in 2003 is...

Guster (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=1586602&selectedItemId=1586600)

Jan 12, 2004, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by Tequila Grandma
I'm a bit confused as to what this thread is asking for. Is it asking for your favorite rock band that released something in 2003, or your favorite rock band ever, as of 2003?

Along these lines....three guys I found out about this year and have recommended to a bunch of people:
-Nick Drake-Intro Way to Blue
-Jeff Buckley-Live at Sine
-Ryan Adams-Gold, Rock N Roll

These guys make really great chill music-something a little faster? try R.Adams' Rock N Roll, great album..

May 3, 2004, 09:18 PM
My favorite band I discovered in 2003 is...

Guster (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=1586602&selectedItemId=1586600)

Easily same for me. They are sooo good!