First spot would definetely go to Muse because they have exhausted my ears times and times again. Exhausted, in this case, is a good thing because the band always appealed to me with its clean cut lead voice and with its original approach to, well, anything.
The second spot would belong to Мельница (Melnitsa), the ballad/folk/dontreallyknowwhat Russian band. The lead singer, Хелависа (Hellawes), has accompanied the many magical quests of my tolkienist period. The band's songs are still very beautiful and meaningful to me. So many memories %)
Spot #3 would be rightfully occupied by an album. American Pie 2 Soundtrack was and is one of the best soundtracks of all time. Imho, there is a very defined rock-in-out-and-around mood to it, something that I like very very much.
If you expected to see vintage indies - so much for you.