Information Leaf Blower
has posted the Top 40 Bands in America 2005
, according to an informal survey of mp3 bloggers.
Nashville's own Kings of Leon
came in at #21, between Crooked Fingers and We Are Scientists. At least they came in above Gwen Stefani. Gwen Stefani
? Anyway, Dceiver
had this to say about KoL:
Calling these guys the "Southern Strokes" was probably meant to be complimentary but feels more like a write-off, especially after the release of Aha Shake Heartbreak, which finds the band in expert control of some elemental rock power. They match revelry with regret, power with vulnerability—you get the feeling that the world is open to these guys.
I would venture to say that the only way to get more Nashville bands on lists like these is for our boys and girls to get out on the road. Beginning their campaign for Best of '06, The Carter Administration
are doing just that, hitting Ohio on Friday for a 4:00pm spot on the internet-only radio station WOXY.com
in Cincy and a gig at The Nite Owl in Dayton later the same night. If you haven't heard them already, check out a few songs on their obligatory MySpace page