My Last Breath
Label: The Bicycle Music Company
The Little Rock, Ark., piano-metal band's jillion-selling 2003 debut brought them worldwide recognition thanks to hits "Going Under" and "Bring Me to Life." The latter turned up on video games, at WWE events and all over MTV, but it may be the creepy chorus of "Whisper" that is the best part of Fallen. Apart from that, Amy Lee's crystalline vocal waver is perfectly counterpointed by crunching guitars. "My Immortal" may sound like Kelly Clarkson, but that just means you can't help but sing along, preferably alone in your room with all kinds of black eyeliner on.