The Ataris were pretty popular in 2003 now they play in bars to 40 people
Another band is The Goo Goo Dolls who were really really popular in 1998 im pretty sure nobody cares about them now
The Offspring (lol)
Third Eye Blind is still a legit good band. For real. And I still appreciate Tonic, but I haven't checked out anything from them since like 2004. They were actually a good band, though. And Bush definitely still has a lot of fans - even this BBS had a thread about Bush's new album last year. I saw Gavin Rossdale in concert a couple years ago - was a great show.
Hoobastank and Everclear are my favorite additions to this thread so far
Nine Days, Fastball, and Vertical Horizon... each of those bands I think pretty much just had one hit, so I dunno if they really count. Same for Marcy Playground.
Eve 6 definitely doesn't count because they broke up after their third album, and only recently reunited. I think this only counts for bands that are still making music.
I just looked up Hoobastank for the first time in probably a decade... Running Away was a pretty good song, but The Reason was terrible. Also, Hoobastank was such a huge Incubus-wannabe, and I don't think I ever noticed that when they were popular. Incubus was far better, though, despite Brendan Boyd being a pretentious douche.
The Reason is one of the absolute worst songs ever.
Vertical Horizon had a few hits, but they were all from the same album, and all were popular within a very small window of time.
Third Eye Blind- don't get me wrong, I absolutely love their first album and it was super important to me, but I haven't been able to get too into their new stuff. It is true that they have had a really unusual resurgence in popularity in the past several years, however, and therefore don't belong in this thread. I think I read that they were the #1 most requested band at college campuses. But I think that's 100% due to nostalgia, and not because they're still a really good band. They're pretty much becoming the Journey of the 90s.
I think their first album was one of the first albums that our generation understood better than our elders did. Music critics and older siblings made fun of us for listening to it, and now years later we've revisited it and said "Hey, this album is actually really good! For once my former self was not a total idiot! Suck it, haters!"
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I never hear about 7 Mary 3, MXPX, Simple Plan, Interpol, 311.