Rx Bandits - These guys are ridiculous in a good way. No one in the world is like them. The lyrics, along with their cover art from their last two albums, is extremely thought provoking and probing.
Only For The Night
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Brilliantly sarcastic and of course, literate lyrics. I don't remember how I discovered this band, but I'm glad I did. Whatever it was.
Everyday I Write The Book
Watching The Detectives
Alkaline Trio - Despite falling in the trendy pop-punk category, they may bask in the fact that they've continually scared away more conservative listeners with their dark lyrical imagery, all while drawing a cult following.
Burned Is The House
Every Thug Needs a Lady
The Police - It is hard to believe that a band can become a Hall of Fame band with just five studio albums to their name, but The Police are such a band. Each one of their albums are unique, remarkable, and has aged quite well. This is an honor that the Police are most worthy of.
Canary In a Coalmine
Next To You
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Extraordinary.
Soul To Squeeze
Tell Me Baby
By The Way