What exactely is 'cutting edge' considered today? Is it the sound of bands like Maroon 5, Chevelle, Blink 182, etc,,,? I dont really follow enough of todays music to see a certain direction that its taking. This is a tough question because I dont think anybodys doing anything right now that hasent already been done. To me, I like the band 'Jet' because they actually sound like a raw rock band from the early 70's or late 60's, but thats not setting the stage or being experimental. I always thought that it was funny that bands eventually go back to the basics and attempt to copy the earlier styles that worked in the first place. Examples - REO Speedwagon is making a new album that they promise will sound like their earlier stuff. Styx put out 'Cyclorama' and it was well recieved (it is good) because the album rocks and is harder. Aerosmith put out 'Honking on Bobo' (or something stupid like that) and the Aerosmith fans liked it because they went back to the blues. You get the idea i'm sure.
I just dont know exactely what cutting edge is right now. Is it a band that dabbles in different genres and goes different directions than the norm, or is it a band that makes popular music for todays crowd? Answer this for me and then i'll attempt to answer the question.