Interpol: The N.Y.C. quartet's debut, Turn On the Bright Lights, was released in August 2002. Sounds like: Joy Division and Echo & the Bunnymen.
Franz Ferdinand: The Scottish quartet's self-titled debut was released in March 2004. Sounds like: Wire and Gang of Four.
The Killers: The Las Vegas quartet's debut, Hot Fuss, was released in June 2004. Sounds like: the Psychedelic Furs and Duran Duran.
The Bravery: The New York quintet's self-titled debut was released in March 2005. Sounds like: Joy Division, Echo & the Bunnymen, Wire, Gang of Four, the Psychedelic Furs, and Duran Duran.