Influenced a ridiculous amount of bands, plus their music doesn't sound dated.
Best French band period. Unbelievable live.
The Hold Steady
These guys are maniacs. They bring the rock every time.
Slanted and Enchanted is the best album Matador ever put out (and they put out tons of GBV stuff!)
Built to Spill
Channeling Neil Young and Dinosaur Jr. Idaho-style.