Label: Fiction/Interscope
Key Track: "Maps"

Rock went back to its stripped down roots in the Aughts, with an emphasis on the basics: guitar, drums, and vocals, and nobody had a voice quite like the Yeahs' Karen O. "Maps" ended up being the love song of the decade, and we can finally admit it: chick-fronted indie rock groups are cooler than chick-fronted rap groups (sorry Crime Mob!).

Fever to Tell was produced by TV On the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek.