Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
When they peaked: When David Bowie and David Byrne came to their show in 2005
This band is probably the most popular artist on this list, having their self-titled album named one of the 50 most important recordings of the 2000s by NPR’s ‘All Songs Considered’ and appearing in media as mainstream as The Office.
So why should they still be on this list? Because they fell off. In 2005 and 2006, you couldn’t escape this band—rockstars were in love (David Bowie! David Byrne!), blogs were in love, TV shows were in love—but now three of five original members have left the band and I’m not sure anyone under the age of 20 can sing along to “In This Home on Ice.”
They have an album coming out this year, maybe you’ll hear about it.