Goo Goo Dolls - IMO, the best band in existence - I was blown away by Live in Buffalo, and everytime I listen their songs get better and better. Simply awesome. Black Balloon, Two Days in February, Name, etc. every single song gets me.
Dire Straits - some brilliant guitar solos here - Tunnel of Love, a classic, & Romeo and Juliet is great too. Fab.
Something Corporate - Konstantine - amazing. I fell in love with this song, still can't get enough.
Dashboard Confessional - Pure & simple - Bend and Break to Hands Down & some of the more raw tracks. As Lovers Go grabbed me first when I heard it on my radio. Obsession carried on from there.
The Calling - I've seen them live & they were even better in the flesh. I love both their more sensitive & upbeat stuff - Wherever You Will Go of course, & Anything from the album "Two." Definitely rate this band.