A rock band that does more than rock. They have released 4 studio albums and have been around since 2000. Their songs are invarriably emotional in at least one way and always at least a bit angsty or angry. If you are having a hard time, put in a Linkin Park album and listen to it alone for a couple hours.
Linkin Park is a great band compared to the average garbage. I won't call them the best because I can't possible judge for everyone. Anyway, their work began in 2000 with Hybrid Theory- a great peice of Nu-metal. Their second album was Meteora, which was in a more "emo" direction. Their third album, 2007's Minutes to Midnight was a radical departure from their earlier Nu-metal sound. The album was much more melodic, but contained their first F-bombs. They were also more political and hte album featured a mix between the downcast and fiery songs. Their fourth album, 2010's A Thousand Suns is an odd album. It is apocalyptic and very melodic in a downcast way. It is the logical continuation of Minutes to Midnight and is the most artistic. It plays more like one long song.