Dear And The Headlights- wish these guys were still making their music
The Cars: ✯✯✯✯✯ Not many bands put out their greatest album the first time around, but The Cars did, IMHO. Nobody sounded like them when their sound broke. The Cars were one of the very few bands with classic rock "cred" (before it was called that) as well as "New Wave" appeal. Radio stations that normally eschewed music that contained a guitar solo nevertheless played The Cars. And stations that refused to play The Talking Heads and Devo, for example, gave The Cars heavy rotation.