Top Ten Bands that are Both Good and Overrated

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1Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

I keep telling people that Led Zeppelin is overrated and I get booed for it and people say, "Go spread your LZ hatred elsewhere." They are a good band and they have a good member lineup. They have good songs and some of them became legendary in no time but they are overrated. - RockUniverse

Led Zeppelin is overrated, but their songs are good. Even if these are plagiarized - zxm

Yes, definitely #1. It became clear that they weren't even that good - I mean, all their multiple ripoffs. So the gap between their quality and worship they get widens, i.e. they are even more overrated than people imagine. - Metal_Treasure

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2QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

Compared to the other rock bands of the 70s and 80s Queen are even underrated - they were actually more innovative and creative than some more popular bands. Queen songs were more complex and difficult, and Queen even created the first thrash metal song (Stone Cold Crazy). - Metal_Treasure

Way overrated, too much overpraised, and totally overplayed.

Queen is the very definition of over-rated.

3AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.

To me it's the nr. 2 after Led Zeppelin. All of their songs sounds the same. - somekindofaguy

Wasn't they here? many people claim they are one of the best metal bands. while they aren't - zxm

4NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Cool but too loud for my ears. Good & Overrated - Yep! - Strobo

"Good & Overrated" not just plain overrated. Nirvana doesn't qualify. - 12cc

Good, but not the greatest band of all time - ListElla

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5MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Most overrated metal band of all time. Still good though.

Kill Em All up to (and including) And Justice For All are great. Black Album, Death Magnetic and HOPEFULLY Hardwired are decent. But no band that has released anything as awful as St. Anger should ever be crowned the greatest metal band ever. Then again Iron Maiden did release the godawful Virtual XI...

Only good, not overrated. come on! Metallica is one of the best metal bands. - Strobo

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6Guns n RosesGuns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.

Mentally unstable since childhood due to severe abuse, Axl Rose managed to somehow put down a few good tracks 25 years ago, but has sucked since then.

7The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Hendrix 's music is simple and easy to play, tons of 14 year olds can do it, but to quote Joe Satriani, "I know exactly what Hendrix did, but I have NO IDEA how he thought of it". Same with the Beatles, tons of people can play their music, and untold thousands have tried to follow their path into the pop/rock history, and have mostly failed, or simply pale by comparison. To paraphrase Bill Clinton: "It's the writing, stupid".

They are the biggest selling music artist of all time, i.e. the average music fan rates them 10/10 and pays for their songs as if they are 10/10. Is their stuff for 10/10 though? Not sure - their songs are pretty simple and not difficult to play but even their best solo is played by Eric Clapton who isn't a band member. Is their drummer the best drummer of all time? No. Are their singers the best singers of all time? No...Well, you got the idea - they are good but not that good, i.e. very overrated. - Metal_Treasure

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8Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

I think they should be number one, everyone talks how great they are but it's mostly their first two albums, and a few hits after that. They have some great songs but overrated if you look at all their work.

9Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.
10RadioheadRadiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Heh. Radiohead is "underrated" not "overrated". Get it together - 12cc

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11JourneyJourney is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
12RushRush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

Only con of their band is geddy lee doesn't have a good voice - zxm

13SlipknotSlipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.
14Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.V1 Comment
15Green DayGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.
16MegadethMegadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica.

Started great with six stellar albums in a row, then fell into a pit of mediocrity for about 2 decades. Their new album is pretty damn good though.

17Cannibal CorpseCannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988 . The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.

Not really overrated. Lots of people dislike em because their lyrics are gross. Get past the lyrics however and Cannibal Corpse becomes a fun, consistent death metal band with great riffs. Plus, they were very influential for many other death metal bands.

18RamonesThe Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.
19MuseMuse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.
20Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and as of 2015, the band sold over 90 million albums.
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