Best Rock Bands in 2019

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1. Imagine Dragons

 

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Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, consisting of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

The band first gained exposure with the release of their single “It’s Time”, followed by their award-winning debut studio album Night Visions (2012), which resulted in the chart-topping singles “Radioactive” and “Demons”.

After the Evolve Tour was completed, Imagine Dragons released their fourth studio album Origins, on November 9, 2018. “Natural” and “Zero” were released as the first singles off the album.

Dan Reynolds cites Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Muse, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Harry Nilsson, and U2 as some of his and the band’s artistic influences.

Imagine Dragons has won three American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, one Grammy Award, one MTV Video Music Award and one World Music Award. The band has sold 12 million albums and 35 million singles worldwide.

2. Greta Van Fleet

 

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Greta Van Fleet is an American rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, formed in 2012. It consists of vocalist Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka, bassist Sam Kiszka, and drummer Danny Wagner.

They were signed to Lava Records in March 2017 and a month later the band released their debut studio EP, Black Smoke Rising. Their debut single, “Highway Tune”, topped the Billboard US Mainstream Rock and Active Rock charts in September 2017 for four weeks in a row.

Their debut full length studio album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, was released on October 19, 2018 and topped the Billboard Rock Album charts in the first week after its release.

The album’s first single, “When the Curtain Falls“, being released ahead of it in July 2018, eventually becoming the band’s third number one US single on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts.

Anthem of the Peaceful Army also launched atop the Billboard Hard Rock charts and reached the number one spot on the Billboard Top Album Sales charts in the first week after its release.

In December 2018, the band was nominated for four Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Best Rock Performance for “Highway Tune”, Best Rock Song for “Black Smoke Rising” and Best Rock Album for From the Fires.

3. Panic! At The Disco

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Panic! at the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson.

the band recorded and released its debut studio album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (2005). Popularized by the single, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies“, the album was certified double platinum in the US.

On March 21, 2018, the band released two new songs “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and “(Fuck A) Silver Lining.” At the same time, the band also announced a new album called Pray for the Wicked. As of 2019 Brendon Urie is only the current member.

The band has won one American Music Awards, nominated for a Grammy Award and an MTV Europe Music Awards.

4. PVRIS

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PVRIS is an American rock band from Lowell, Massachusetts formed by members Lynn Gunn, Alex Babinski, and Brian MacDonald.

They released their debut album, White Noise, in November 2014, and the deluxe version of White Noise on April 22, 2016.

During their time spent on Warped Tour The Huffington Post released a second article listing them as one of “18 Artists You Need To Know Halfway Through 2014”.

“Lynn Gunn is a force that cannot be denied, redolently poignant in both her most excitable and serene vocalizations. The first female-led signing of Rise Records, a label that has almost implausibly made metalcore music equally accessible and desirable, the label may have just made its smartest acquisition yet.”

On August 25, 2017, PVRIS released their second album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell.

The band has won one Rock Sound Award, one Alternative Press Music Award, one Kerrang! Award and two Boston Music Awards.

5. Twenty One Pilots

 

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Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 by lead vocalist Tyler Joseph along with Nick Thomas and Chris Salih, who left in 2011. The current line-up is Joseph and drummer Josh Dun.

The duo achieved breakthrough success with their fourth album, Blurryface (2015), which produced the successful singles “Stressed Out” and “Ride“.

“Heathens“, recorded for the soundtrack of the film Suicide Squad, made the group the first alternative artist to have two concurrent top ten singles in the United States.

On July 11, 2018, the band released two new songs, “Jumpsuit” and “Nico and the Niners“, as well as the music video for “Jumpsuit”. They also made the announcement of their fifth studio album, Trench, released on October 5, 2018, and a new world tour, titled “The Bandito Tour”, starting October 16, 2018.

They have won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

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