Top 10 Bands that Aren't Really Unique as People Claim

BoredJeff02
Some people claim these bands are unique and I don't see why cause their not. Please note this is just my opinion so avoid raging ok?

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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.

"If you don't want to read contrary opinions, discussions and arguments..." Wow. There's a real disconnect, here. It's not a matter of not wanting to read such things. It's a matter of not letting error, and often pure nonsense, go unchallenged. There seems to be real aversion to debate on this site, due, in no small part, to the inability to defend assertions and opinions, and worse, the prevailing belief that an opinion should be honored simply because someone holds it. All opinions are not equal. If an opinion is not founded on some factual basis, if it has no connection to objective reality, it is worthless.

So you're saying that opinions need facts that if they aren't realistic via the same as everyone else their useless. Kinda beats the point of a opinion there, opinions don't need factual basis they are just opinions on what someone thinks of something. Lastly I think you're being a bit of a nuisance. - BoredJeff02

As has been mentioned, there is not such thing as a "unique" band or artist. An even larger point has been brought up, the propensity of TTT's largely mid-teens posters to their opinion is valid just because they hold it. Furthermore, they feel that dissenting opinion holds no value when compared to theirs. This is the primary reason that a few years ago, lists routinely got 1,000, 10,000, or even 100,000 votes. Now its lucky if a list gets 100 votes, everybody just left and did not come back.

It's a mix of Queen with the Eagles oh and copyright infringement=Led Zeppelin the most overrated rock band I've ever known. - BoredJeff02

You know you've wandered into a separate and bizarre reality when FACTS are down-voted. Stairway To Heaven was found in COURT to have been NOT plagiarized.

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2Avenged SevenfoldAvenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . ...read more.

Avenged Sevenfold is your average boring modern Metal band with nothing unique or special about them. - BoredJeff02

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3Alice CooperAlice Cooper was an American rock band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.

In the early 70s, Cooper and company were about as close to unique as there was. Only somewhat similar act was fronted by Arthur Brown.

Alice Cooper isn't really unique the sound is replaceable and the singing's ok but not special or different. - BoredJeff02

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4RadioheadRadiohead 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).V1 Comment
5Linkin 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.

Generic, bland and boring enough said. - BoredJeff02

Linkin park has great musicians but there music isn't that unique.the only bands I'll say unique will be queen,beatles,the who,kinks,deep purple,the mothers of invention,blue oyster cult,ramones(yes they are unique because their music was different),pink floyd...etc - zxm

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6The Black KeysThe Black Keys is an American indie rock and blues rock duo, that was formed by Dan Auerbach (Vocals, Guitar) and Patrick Carney (Drums). ...read more.V1 Comment
7DisturbedDisturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren.

@Rusty I'm not implying all Metal bands are satanic I have listened to metal Metallica, Black Sabbath and a bit of Judas Priest. I do know some bands try to be satanic but not all just calm down bro. - BoredJeff02

Sounds like every other generic wannabe Metal band I've ever heard but eh at least they don't try to be satanic. - BoredJeff02

If you're implying that all metal bands are satanic, you don't know/listen to metal. There is almost no satanic bands in history, bands like slayer, cannibal corpse, death, slipknot as examples aren't satanic. Now black metal talks about Satanism but most of those bands don't believe or support that, now Norwegian black metal is another story. - RustyNail

8KISSKiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

They are known as one of the most generic bands and they use costumes and make-up to conceal it. Same for Slipknot and Ghost. - Metal_Treasure

Unique in that they were the worst garage band in history to achieve fame and fortune, owing more to Madison Ave. than talent.

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9AC/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.

ACDC isn't unique but they are good at playing with guitars I guess. - BoredJeff02

"They are good at playing with guitars, I guess." Seems all you can do is guess. AC/DC is immediately recognizable, which sets them apart from most bands. The word "unique" is often misused, as it is on this list. It means literally "one of a kind." Exclusive. NONE other exactly like it.
Can't think of ANY band from any era that qualifies. "Playing with guitars."
You're not a musician, are you?

I might not be a musician but I never said they were recognizable their quite generic. Being unique is having a original style something this band doesn't have. You claim it's being misused but it isn't, lastly So what if I said their good at playing with guitars. That's the only thing that makes up for them not being unique maybe you should think before you type, and I hope you stop arguing with me cause I've had enough all you do is try criticizing this list because of things I've said that aren't really aggravating. Now goodbye cause I got a life to fulfill. - BoredJeff02

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10GhostGhost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 3 studio albums and 2 EPs . Each album brings in a new version of Papa Emeritus. Ghost ...read more.

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11Three Days GraceThree Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.

Might not be unique but still has relatable songs which is why I like TDG. - BoredJeff02

12SlipknotSlipknot 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.V1 Comment
13The DoorsThe Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

Nothing is unique about this band they sound like The Beatles mixed with The Rolling Stones - BoredJeff02

For once I agree with this one. The Doors were influenced by British bands like The Beatles, The Zombies etc... They certainly didn't invented a new style. You only hear that it is The Doors because of Jim Morrisson's voice, otherwise... (? )

"Beatles mixed with the Rolling Stones? " Get yourself to an audiologist. Hopefully, it's just ear wax.

14Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.
15The 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.

While they may seem to be a run-of-the-mill band, people need to realize that they were one of the first of their kind. None of the bands listed above them would have ever made it to where they are if it weren't for The Beatles. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

They made Rock music exist so their kinda unique and without them a lot of good Rock music wouldn't be relevant. - BoredJeff02

If you look at it, they were just one of the first boy bands. They just made music that was critically acclaimed and commercially successful. - SwagFlicks

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16Iron 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.

"Satanic band! ",they've never been a satanic band. Bruce Dickinson said it himself. - zxm

They have a more unique metal sound then Metallica why are they on this list? - BoredJeff02

Iron Maiden on this list is plain ridiculous. - Metal_Treasure

Satanic band!

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17NirvanaNirvana 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.

Kinda agree this band was a bit generic. - BoredJeff02

18Green 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.

I don't recall people saying Green Day was unique their a good punk band but they aren't unique and no one that I can think of has called them unique. - BoredJeff02

Green day aren't unique,but hold on,who said they are unique? so they don't fit in the list. - zxm

19Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s.

Yeah sounds like every other wannabe Metal band out there also they suck live. - BoredJeff02

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