What bands/artist that have come out in recent years, can you think of that were truly original. Almost creating an entirly new genre? Someone made a post about giving a child a guitar who had never heard music before and wondering what the kid would come up with, and i got to thinking about originality. Some of the ones i came up with: AFI was one band that i came up with. You can definatly hear influences in their music, but I cant think of any bands that share the same sound as they do. I think Bela Fleck and The Flecktones have a rather odd sound. You can really tell these guys have found a way to fuse all their musical roots into something that works wonderfully. These bands arent' really that grand of examples as to what i'm looking for. Someone who has just pushed the envelope and cannot be confined into any one genre. What do you think?