Label: Universal Records
Combine the shiny, happy angst of Nickleback with the preening, bandana-clad sass of Aerosmith, add some well-timed group vocals and drive-through size hooks and voila -- Hinder! Extreme Behavior,the Oklahoma City five piece 's major label debut, is perfectly primed for radio play, full of upbeat hard rockers and just-so-tender ballads. The music might be cocky, but lyrically, these guys are far more subtle than their peers, even flaunting a sense of humor amidst their earnestness. You can't fail with a song called "Get Stoned," but it was "Lips of an Angel" that blew up nationwide and made the hard-partying Hinder one of the big breakouts of '06.