The Fray? Really? When did "rock" become synonomous with "boring and contrived?" The fact that the radio station formally known as KTCL - where the words 'modern' and "rock" are completely abused - is partly responsible for their fame should say it all.
Best New State Rock Denver 2007 - The Fray
Give Girl Scout Troop 357 of Lakewood a special merit badge for convincing the legislature to make Yule marble the official state rock in 2004. Coincidentally, that's about the time some real rock -- as fashioned by the Fray -- was coming into its own. C'mon, Colorado: There's more to this state's music than John Denver.