The year was a defining one for all the indie rock and non-rock that had bubbled up over the preceding decade. Animal Collective finally had their moment in the sun, sun, sun with Merriweather Post Pavilion , the most acclaimed album of the year. Blissful tunes like "Summertime Clothes" could be found at the summit of this long-beloved band's career. Similarly, long-gestating dance rockers Phoenix made their career move with stateside hits like "" that made them a force of nature at summer festivals. Grizzly Bear might not have been around as long as those two, but their choir-inflected torch songs set the stage for all sorts of new indie formalisms on songs like "While You Wait for the Others. But alt rock took far more forms at the decade's end: Sleigh Bells' debut single, "Crown on the Ground," made them the toast of CMJ and SXSW, setting up the s for one of the most unique noise pop bands to ever generously fulfill both sides of that description. Muse channeled Queen, Battles and classic sci-fi soundtracks all at once into the dystopian march "Uprising," and guitar-drums duo Japandroids turned emo into garage roots on such mini-anthems as "Wet Hair. Vincent proved that her idiosyncratic talent could be equally seductive and creepy on "Actor Out of Work. All rights reserved.
Alternative Songs is a record chart published by the music industry magazine Billboard that ranks the most-played songs on American modern rock radio stations. Introduced by Billboard in September ,  the chart is based on electronically-monitored airplay data compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems from approximately 80 national rock radio stations. The Man broke this record by topping the chart for 20 weeks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Village Voice. Retrieved June 15, Sun Herald. August 25, Archived from the original on July 24, Retrieved June 19,
From emo to indie rock, these were the anthems you were rocking out to 10 years ago. Where you most likely heard this song on repeatedly: Everywhere! Literally this song was played non-stop, even on pop stations. Controversy this song brought up, again: Whether the Silversun Pickups were directly copying the Smashing Pumpkins' sound. And FTR: no. Argument you probably had about this song: Whether the original or the A-Trak remix was the better version. Why this song made you happy: 'Cause it was just Franz Ferdinand sounding exactly like you wanted them to. Thing you probably forgot about Santigold: That she used to be Santogold until she was forced to change her name to Santigold for a few reasons. What was so great about this song: It didn't sound like anything on the radio at the time. Thing you remember most about this song: Having that ONE music snob friend tell you they were totally into Phoenix since at least , when they released their album Untitled.
Alternative Songs is a record chart published by the music industry magazine Billboard that ranks the most-played songs on American modern rock radio stations. Introduced by Billboard in September ,  the chart is based on electronically-monitored airplay data compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems from a panel of national rock radio stations. The top single of the s on Billboard ' s Alternative Songs decade-end list was " Headstrong " by Trapt ,  which topped the chart for three weeks and was also its year-end number-one single for