#22 - The National
The National are easily one of the more underrated bands of the decade, as their music requires repeated listening in order to feel the full impact of their amazing songwriting abilities. Their first two albums were pretty good, but beginning with 2005's Alligator they quickly flew into the upper echelon of the indie rock stratosphere. Their next album The Boxer was a contrast to the previous album's emotionally aggressive stance, as it was one of the most elegant releases of the decade.
My Favorite Albums:
1. The Boxer (2007)
2. Alligator (2005)
3. Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (2003)