1. They Might Be Giants
2. Old 97's
3. Rhett Miller
5. Mike Doughty
6. The Lonely Island
7. Barenaked Ladies
8. The Cardigans
It seems unfair to me, somehow, to rank Rhett Miller's solo act apart from Old 97's. In my head at least, they seem to roll-up into one big pile of awesome, so (to be courteous to the other acts) they should be merged into a single line. Fortunately, a tie for 10th evens things out a bit.
Nothing else really interesting to state here, this is pretty much the same list o' top bands I've had since high school. The only newcomers are Doughty, who I've only really started listening to in the last couple years, and The Lonely Island, who only officially released an album this February.
1. Incredibad, The Lonely Island
2. The Instigator, Rhett Miller
3. It's Not Me, It's You, Lily Allen
4. The Believer, Rhett Miller