Every year since 2001, AltPress has made it our mission to introduce you to 100 up-and-coming bands, and looking back, we got it right at least a couple times. We recently scoured our back-issues for some of the artists who have since made the most impact.

Take a trip through AP history with these artists about whom we can definitely say, “Told you so!”

Which artists from our 2015 issue do you think will make waves? Let us know in the comments!

100 Bands You Need To Know - 2001

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2001
At the Drive In
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Bright Eyes
Coldplay
Death Cab For Cutie
Godspeed You! Black Emperor!
Good Charlotte
Idlewild
Mindless Self Indulgence
Oneida
Rainer Maria
Ryan Adams
Sigur Ros
The Faint
The Shins

100 Bands You Need To Know 2002

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2002
AFI
Dashboard Confessional
The Distillers
Hoobastank
Interpol
Lightning Bolt
Mates Of State
Okkervil River
Phantom Planet
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Saves the Day
The Hives
The Icarus Line
The Lawrence Arms
The Mars Volta
The Movielife
The Walkmen
Thrice

100 Bands You Need To Know in 2003

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2003
A Static Lullaby
Against Me!
Animal Collective
Atreyu
Azure Ray
Brand New
CKY
Devendra Banhart
Evanesence
Finch
From Autumn To Ashes
Glassjaw
Hot Hot Heat
LCD Soundsystem\
Minus The Bear
Norma Jean
OK GO
Reggie and the Full Effect
Rilo Kiley
Simple Plan
Sugarcult
Taking Back Sunday
The Black Keys
The Kills
The Libertines
The Used

100 Band You Need To Know in 2004

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2004
Acceptance
Atmosphere
Battles
Bear Vs. Shark
Broken Social Scene
Coheed And Cambria
Eisley
Every Time I Die
Fall Out Boy
From First To Last
Funeral For A Friend
H.I.M.
Kevin Devine
Killswitch Engage
Lucero
Mae
Mastodon
Metric
Motion City Soundtrack
Murder By Death
Plain White T’s
Saosin
Say Anything
Story Of The Year
Straylight Run
The Early November
The Format
These Arms Are Snakes
TV On The Radio
Yellowcard

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2005

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2005
Action Action
Anberlin
Arcade Fire
Armor For Sleep
As I Lay Dying
Big D And The Kids Table
Bloc Party
Cartel
Circa Survive
Circle Takes The Square
Comeback Kid
Copeland
Death From Above 1979
Dresden Dolls
Explosions in the Sky
Futureheads
Gatsbys American Dream
Halifax
Hawthorne Heights
He Is Legend
Hellogoodbye
I Am The Avalanche
Matchbox Romance
Mewithoutyou
Nightmare Of You
Silverstein
Streetlight Manifesto
The Academy Is…
The Loved Ones
The Matches
Torche
Underoath

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2006

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2006
Aiden
Architects
Arctic Monkeys
Bullet For My Valentine
Cute Is What We Aim For
Hit The Lights
Panic! At The Disco
Paramore
Rock Kills Kid
Set Your Goals
The Hold Steady
The Number 12 Looks Like You
We Are Scientists
Wolf Parade

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2007

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2007
All Time Low
Band Of Horses
Bomb the Music Industry!
Boys Like Girls
Cancer Bats
Cold War Kids
Devil Wears Prada
Envy On The Coast
Escape The Fate
Fucked Up
Hot Chip
Mayday Parade
Misery Signal
New Years Day
Polar Bear Club
Silversun Pickups
The Almost
The Dear Hunter
The Horrors
The Knife
The Spill Canvas
This Moment in Black History
Tokyo Police Club

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2008

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2008
3OH!3
A Day To Remember
August Burns Red
Baroness
blessthefall
Ceremony
Crystal Castles
Enter Shikari
Forever The Sickest Kids
Foxy Shazam
Future Of The Left
Katy Perry
Man Man
Manchester Orchestra
Maps & Atlases
MGMT
Off With Their Heads
Pierce The Veil
Portugal. The Man
The Rocket Summer
Sea Wolf
Shocking Pinks
Sonny Moore
Suicide Silence
The Cab
The Gaslight Anthem
The Maine
The Swellers
Vampire Weekend

100 Band You Need To Know In 2009

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2009
A Rocket To The Moon
The Airborne Toxic Event
Attack! Attack!
Emarosa
Family Force 5
Glasvegas
Motionless In White
Noah And The Whale
Passion Pit
Titus Andronicus
You Me & Everyone We Know
You Me At Six

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2010

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2010
Andrew Jackson Jihad
Cheap Girls
Cold Cave
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Florence & The Machine
Free Energy
Here We Go Magic
Hey Monday
Hurricane Bells
Japandroids
La Dispute
Lights
Miss May I
Neon Trees
Never Shout Never
The Big Pink
The Cab
The Downtown Fiction
The Menzingers
The Ready Set
The Summer Set
The Wonder Years
The XX
Title Fight
We Are The In Crowd

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2011

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2011
A Great Big Pile of Leaves
Balance And Composure
Best Coast
Black Veil Brides
Chiddy Bang
D.R.U.G.S.
Daytrader
Fences
Funeral Party
Gideon
Grouplove
Hellmouth
I Fight Dragons
I See Stars
JEFF the Brotherhood
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Man Overboard
O’Brother
Pomegranates
Pulled Apart By Horses
Texas In July
The Limousines
The Naked And Famous

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2012

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2012
Anamanaguchi
Awolnation
Bad Rabbits
Breathe Carolina
Candy Hearts
Cloud Nothings
Joyce Manor
Now, Now
Pianos Become The Teeth
Sleeping With Sirens
The Color Morale
The Ghost inside
Theophilius London
Tonight Alive
We Are The Ocean
We Came As Romans
Xerxes
Young Statues

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2013

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2013
A Lot Like Birds
Air Dubai
Citizen
Code Orange Kids
Creepoid
Crown The Empire
Departures
Echosmith
Fearless Vampire Killers

Foxfires
Modern Baseball
New Politics
On My Honor
The Front Bottoms
The Mowglis
The Neighbourhood
The Relapse Symphony
The Smith Street Band
The Soft Moon
The Story So Far
Twenty One Pilots
Walk Off The Earth

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2014

100 Bands You Need To Know In 2014
Adventures
Beartooth
Cayetana
Cheatahs
Cut Teeth
Daisyhead
From Indian Lakes
Ghost Town
Issues
Knuckle Puck
Krewella
Mallory Knox
Marmozets
Electric Century
Miss Fortune
Myka, Relocate
Neck Deep
Northlane
Nothing
Perfect Pussy
Plague Vendor
PUP
Radkey
Real Friends
SECRETS
Sleepwave
Souvenirs
Speedy Ortiz
State Champs
The Color And Sound
The Hotelier
This Wild Life
Tiny Moving Parts
Touché Amoré
Turnover
Twin Forks
War On Women