There are some rock bands who did well since 2000, however, they had attained at least one album that has been definitive during the era.
Staind- Break the Cycle
With positive reception, Staind became huge finally with this album which eventually became one of the big rock albums in 2001. This album immediately shot to number 1 in the US and UK, which became multi-platinum and platinum respectively. “It’s Been Awhile” became a huge rock hit and became Staind’s signature song.
The album first settled at the top 5 in Billboard 200 until it eventually peaked higher in the top 3. It can be considered as a sleeper hit as it is among the 10 albums with most number in sales in 2003 and 2004 due to the huge contribution of their hit songs, “Bring Me to Life” and its opposite with regards to its sound, “My Immortal”. They had another number 1 album but with less impact.
Maroon 5- Songs About Jane
Before going to more pop sound, Maroon 5 was then a rock band, but considered a light rock band. This debut album of them slowly picked up to the top 3 and became one of the biggest sellers of 2004 with the help of top 5 singles “This Love” and ” She Will Be Loved”. This album paved a way for them to superstardom. Their popularity continues but being a pop band, not a rock band.
Green Day- American Idiot
After less successful attempts to gain success before, Green Day finally redeemed their throne when this album “American Idiot”. It was hyped by 3 big top ten hits in the US as well as in other countries which includes the radio favorite “Wake Me Up When September Ends”. It also paved the way for another successful album, though with less impact “21st Century Breakdown”. Their trilogy albums released during the recent years failed to make impact in sales globally.