Best Alternative Bands of the 21st Century

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41The White StripesThe White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they ...read more.

This is absolutely pitiful. Acts like the Beastie Boys, who are good but 1000% rap, and Fall Out Boy, the worst band I have ever heard, over the true rock legends that are the White Stripes? They are to the 2000's what Nirvana was to the 1990's. Absolutely terrible to see.

What the hell is wrong with you people? They should be #1! - ZeekStinkBreath

What, the white stripes essentially started the Indy alternative rock movement of the 21st century.

42OasisOasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

It is hard to see that oasis, one of the greatest band, is down here below...

43U2U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

I think these guys need to be at the top, have you heard them they are fantastic and they have so much influence with the music culture today. They even have done a song with Green Day about hurricane Katrina. Plus they've been around sense 1982 that's a big accomplishment too!

U2 are AMAZING if a little outdated. But come on, 44th? VOTE!

44The CureThe Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.
45Florence + The Machine

I think this us the best group EVER! Their music is always lively, original and full of tremendous sounds!

46Goo Goo Dolls
47Black Veil BridesBlack Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

So amazing. Inspiring lyrics, and just amazing songs in general.

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48Jimmy Eat WorldJimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Arizona, that formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.
49Kings of Leon
50Queens of the Stone AgeQueens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.
51Arcade FireArcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and RĂ©gine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
52The KooksThe Kooks are an English rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Alexis Nunez, and Peter Denton. The original bassist was Max Rafferty, and the founding drummer was Paul Garred.
53Manic Street Preachers
54The OffspringThe Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.
55Pearl JamPearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.
56Duran DuranDuran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.
57Ride
58Snow PatrolSnow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1993, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid.

Come on Snow Patrol should be at least in the top 20 not 56 if you know good music you'll know what I mean

'Run' and 'Chasing Cars' are justification enough for this band to be in the top 20. Personally, I would put them in the top ten - 'Final Straw' and 'Eyes Open' are both fantastic albums... - DarthSnuffles

59Two Door Cinema Club
60Twin Atlantic
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