i personally prefer most of the 90s stuff, from like 1988-1995. At this point, in rock history, grunge and punk were starting to hit it big. And alternative was poping up too. The 90s produced some if the BEST bands that people today still admire. For example, Nirvana (personal fav) they are one hell of a band, and brought new stuff to the table which people liked. With good lryic wrtinng and sweet rifs, they were juss sweet, and cant forgot that unforgetable voice of Kurt Cobain. Another sweet band from that era was, Soundgarden with some GREAT songs and the blistering vocals from Chris Cornell. They had one of the BEST singers in that band Chris Cornell with his full screams, man were those awesome. And we cant forget Pearl Jam, and Nine Inch Nails and Alice in Chains. They were all awesome, and ultimatly better than most CORPRAITE rock bands today. But there are some gems today, such as Billy Talent, these guyz rock i suggest by their album, NOW! There are a handle full of good bands today, but they cant compare to the ones back in the early 90's.