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could find that I owned!
Arcade Fire (www.arcadefire.com). I only have one of their albums, but their previous albums are now on my wish list and I believe a new one is coming out soon. I like the way they sound.
The Black Keys (www.theblackkeys.com). First heard them on the "Eclipse" soundtrack and they peaked my interest. The more songs they released, the more I liked them and finally bought their albums. I'm hooked.
Coldplay (www.coldplay.com). I never realized how much I liked this group. It wasn't until one day at B-dubs, when one of my favorite songs was playing, that I asked a friend if they knew who was singing it. I pretty much owned all their albums after that!
Death Cab for Cutie (www.deathcabforcutie.com). I remember hearing their name and thinking it was unique, but had no idea what songs they sang. Thanks to listening to the radio via the Internet (where the song and artist are listed), I was able to link up the two and discovered I enjoyed everything they released.
Ivy (www.thebandivy.com). I have "Kingdom Hospital" to thank for finding this band. Ivy sang the theme song to that mini-series, which put me on a search for their albums (which, at the time, was met with much difficulty). I love their sound (they have some music videos on their website if you want to check them out) and they aren't played on the radio all that often, but my daughter and I hear them on a TV series every now and then.
The Killers (www.thekillersmusic.com). Here's another band where I enjoyed their music, but had no idea who they were. Again, I have radio via the Internet to thank for that.
Metric (http://ilovemetric.com). I kind of knew who they were when they opened for the Muse concert I attended. Their mics were horrible, though, and it was very difficult to enjoy them then. But as more of their songs were released on the radio, I realized they sounded better on the radio than in person. I don't know if I'll ever go out and see them in concert again, but I'll continue to buy their albums.
Mumford and Sons (www.mumfordandsons.com). Heard them on AltNation first and fell in love with their first single. I try not to buy albums based on that (I've been burned too many times), but I hit pay dirt this time. I'm hooked.
Muse (http://muse.mu). If I had put this list in order of my favorites, Muse would be first. I must thank Stephenie Meyer for introducing me to this band since she gushed about them on each of the Twilight books. Unfortunately, finding them on the radio in
was impossible. No one played them. That took me to the Internet (thus also discovering other artists – some listed here) and a Dayton, Ohio radio station that played them a lot. Once I got an earful, I ended up buying all their albums. I LOVE Muse! Oh, and their concert in Los Angeles was AWESOME! Columbus
Neon Trees (www.fameisdead.com). This is a new group that is growing on me. Enough to own all their albums, anyway.
Train (www.savemesanfrancisco.com). Here's a group that's been around awhile, but I recently discovered. "Drive By" helped in that regard. I really like that song. I just wish Alt Nation (on Sirius Radio) played their music. I can find them locally, though. That helps. And they're on my iPod – even better.
Weezer (http://weezer.com). Another group I have that
radio station to thank for. I knew their music, just not who played it. California
Did I hit any of your favorites? I love listening to Alt Nation because I find all sorts of new music. Well, whether they are new or not, they are new to me, anyways. My radio will list the artist and song and I love that the best!