Some Bands Who Done Never Broke Up, And Haven't Gone More Than Six Years Without Releasing A New Album Since The Early '90s
In case Sonic Youth drops out:
They Might Be Giants, Public Enemy, Ween, Depeche Mode, Flaming Lips, Goo Goo Dolls, Yo La Tengo, U2, Cypress Hill, Pet Shop Boys, Teenage Fanclub, Beastie Boys, The Cure, Sloan, Radiohead, De La Soul (if you count mixtapes and Nike tie-ins), Green Day, Magnetic Fields, Built To Spill, Low, Weezer, Bettie Serveert, Rancid
Other artists who recorded 10 to 50 songs between 2000-2004 that I still own: Amadou & Mariam, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, David Banner, Basement Jaxx, Blink-182, Bowling For Soup, Manu Chao, Chk Chk Chk, Clem Snide, Clipse, De La Soul, Death Cab For Cutie/Postal Service, Deftones, Devin The Dude, Drive-By Truckers/Patterson Hood, Missy Elliott, Eminem, The Faint, Fiery Furnaces, Mannie Fresh, The Gossip, Grandaddy, Icarus Line, Enrique Iglesias, The Isley Brothers feat. Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs, Janet Jackson, Junior Boys, Kaito UK, The Knife, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Les Savy Fav, Lifter Puller/Hold Steady, Linkin Park, Low, Stephen Malkmus, McLusky, M83, Modest Mouse, Monkeywrench/Mudhoney, Nelly, Old 97s, Pitbull, Placebo, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Amy Rigby, Rilo Kiley, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, Regina Spektor, Streets, Tegan & Sara, The Thermals, Usher, Weakerthans, Wilco, Wu-Tang Clan, Ying Yang Twins, Young Heart Attack and Thalia Zedek
Relatively obscure indie acts on my Stylus Top 50 Albums list absent here because I lost my copies and haven’t bothered to hunt new ones down: Crooked Fingers, I Am The World Trade Center, Trouble Everyday
Pop acts on that Stylus 50 who now solely reside on the Favorite Singles 2000-2004 list I may well write someday: Liz Phair, t.A.T.u
Revisited the studio version of “Pumped Up Kicks” after enjoying the SNL performance, and the effect on the verse vocal is rather annoying. Someone should just stick the chorus into the middle of “Young Folks” and be done with it.