5. Better Than Ezra
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4. Spin Doctors
You know them as the band that put "ba de de de de da de de da da bop bop bop" on the map, thanks to the song "Two Princes." While that song and their other hits "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Jimmy Olsen's Blues" ensured their place in the pantheon of '90s stars, Spin Doctors have kept at it, steadily touring and releasing new music – the group has been playing together for 25 years. Their latest, If The River Was Whiskey, was recorded completely live, and the video for the title track premiered on Conan O'Brien's TeamCoco.com.
3. Dan Wilson (Semisonic)
The man behind Semisonic's impossible-to-escape and beloved tune "Closing Time," Dan Wilson has maintained a busy career as a solo artist and has co-written tunes with Taylor Swift, Josh Groban, and the Dixie Chicks. He's just wrapping up a tour and remains good-naturedly bemused about "Closing Time"'s second life as a punchline for comedic scenes in everything from The Office to Eastbound & Down. Also, check out the video for "Disappearing" – Wilson illustrated it himself!
1. The Cranberries
Dolores O'Riordan's powerful voice helped The Cranberries sell over 40 million albums worldwide, buoyed by hits like "Zombie" and "Linger." O'Riordan has worked through some personal issues of her own recently, and the group remains a popular live draw – they're now touring behind 2012's Roses.