Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
I'm not even a fan, but I think you're dismissing Coldplay too quickly. I think it's probable that that's the first band most people are going to remember or bring up when they talk about this decade.
I thought of Coldplay, but it seems to me that they dropped off significantly after A Rush of Blood to the Head (in every respect -- musicality, popularity, etc.) And I don't see other bands overtly emulating them. I could be wrong on that though.
Linkin Park is an interesting example of how things have become fragmented. I know they're wildly popular with a certain group of people -- and apparently a lot of them -- but I can sit here and say that, as a person who follows music with some gusto, I'm not sure I've ever heard a Linkin Park song in my life. I certainly couldn't recognize one. But there are people who might be able to say that about Radiohead.