Originally Posted by johnapril
If you wanted to get into something similar that actually has some substance, you could at least complain that you don't like early Weezer.
I don't like early weezer. Also, Beirut. I love, love, love NMH. Beirut is their critically lauded "successor" but I just can't get into it. Most of it is too damn depressing. I love a few of the singleish songs, like Elephant Gun, but other than that
Also, Muse. The fact that their lead singer is a classically trained, and very good pianist, as well as a very, very good guitarist makes me heart them. However, I just can't get into much beyond Knights of Cydonia, and Starlight (which I love). Supermassive Black Hole just confuses me. As for things others have listed- I like Okkervil River, as well as the Arcade Fire.