Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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181Third Eye Blind

An amazing example of 90's music and feel. It shows the feelings of an era and the rational of those said people. A good choice for the younger generation. Try it!

For for this band guys... Try out their songs.. It's really nice..

Best songs they never disappoint they're songs speak on a personal level hands down third eye blind is An amazing band overall

Music is amazing! The Vocalist certainly steals the show for them a must hear for budding music lovers.

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182The Birthday MassacreThe Birthday Massacre is a Canadian dark wave and synth rock band currently consisting of Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitar), Falcore (guitar), Owen (keyboard), Rhim (drums) and Nate Manor (bass), that formed in 1999 (even though the 2016 demo collection "Imagica" dates some tracks back at 1998). ...read more.

Truly epic voice backed up by one of the most badass guitars in bands of the modern day. Emotional, beautiful, and evil. Seeping with ingenuity and emotion. Awesome...

183Kings of Leon

These guys touched my soul like no other modern band. Caleb's voice is something beyond human, strong, rusty, incredibly sexy. Their songs are inspiring and emotionally rich. I'm just so grateful to have found them accidently by listening to the radio late at night. Trust me, these southern fellows are a gift from God.

Deserves nothing lower than top 30. These guys know how to write, and they know how to perform. Kind of repulsed that lame bands like Imagine Dragons are actually far above these guys.

Kings Of Leon should be in here. Listen to Use Somebody, Sex On Fire, Radioactive, The Face.

My dad hates them, so it's okay.

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184Breathe Carolina

I love breathe Carolina! I listen to them all day every day. One of the best bands ever! If you just listen to them once, you'll love them as much as I do! They should definitely be in the top ten don't know why they aren't right now

Breathe Carolina is AMAZING! They really have a unique tone to each and everyone of their songs and they are sensational! "Blackout" and "Hit and Run" and the best because songs ever! They should be in the top ten list! They are extremely good!

Breathe Carolina is amazing its has a pop sound yet it is completely unique with a wonderful dance beat in every song. This Band should be top ten! It

185Passion Pit

Passion Pit has an extremely impressive amount of amazing songs. And seeing as they have only done 3 albums so far, they are only going to go up from here. Moth Wing's is beautiful, just saying.

I've gotta say they are quite the different band but I love it! They have a sound that no one I've heard yet. Brings a new zig zag type feel. So many should be higher but no more so than this

Passion pit should be at least in top 100? Little secrets, and sleepy head are great works and contain inspirational lyrics. Thusly lets boost passion pit up please

All I gotta say is this needs to be higher.

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186Within TemptationWithin Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.

Why are they so low? I love them. Sharon has the most beautiful voice I've ever heard. They have been my favourite band ever since Mother Earth came out (when I was like 3 years old or something). Their newest album, Hydra, is the best yet.

And live are they so good. You can really feel all the emotions in their music. They have changed my life.

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18710 Years10 Years are an American rock band, formed in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1999. The band consists of Jesse Hasek, Ryan Johnson, Brian Vodinh, Chad Huff and Matt Wantland.

Just seeing this amazing band so far from first proves that the world has truly lost its taste in music... Disappointing really. Their songs are so unique, captivating in every way, describes every aspect of the soul (ugly or beautiful), meaningful without directly stating their purpose. I listen to Nirvana, some of his songs Are okay. Linkin Park, just a rap group that happens to be appealing to alternative rock fans. I like a lot of popular alternative groups; ColdPlay, OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, RED, 30 Seconds to Mars, 3 Days Grace, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Foo Fighters, Breaking Benjamin is another big one for me, but none of them even come close to 10 Years. Every song in every album is a hit.

Such an underrated band. So surprised that more people don't know about this band. In a music world full of watered down mindless garbage this band stands out.

I would agree. It was my friend who introduce me to this band and I think there music is tight.

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188FM Static

FM Static has amazing and deep meaning songs like "Tonight" and "Definitely Maybe" They are an overall good band and have been nominated for a grammy. Definitely deserve to be higher.

I like this band because I found myself in this band

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189Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie captures an amazing and simply one of a kind sound in each album and the progression of their music over the years has kept me in love with them.

Wonderful music with well-thought-out lyrics and unique rhythms... My favorite band

Sickening that they are so low on this list. - mghiggins12

190? Proves this list was concocted in a methadone clinic.

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190SublimeSublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.

One of the few bands that were truly ahead of their time. Of all the many many bands I've seen live, I am the most stoked to have seen Sublime & Brad live and alive not to mention seeing Lou Dog.

Great ska rock band! Many of their songs still are on the radio even though they haven't been around in 10-20 years

They have there own flow and they don't copy other people

Love is what I got for Sublime.

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191Starset

Beautiful music, easy to sing along and they just rock!

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192The Sound

If you have never heard their music please check out this most underrated band from the 80's and still experience some excellent music and song writing. It's never too late!

Adrian Borland was the lead singer. R.I.P.. The most underrated 80's band. Excellent music!

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195Goo Goo Dolls

Why are the Goo Goo Dolls not in the top ten? They are one of the best alternative bands and pioneers of alternative rock. Johnny plays a mean guitar and his vocals are beautiful! Listen to their songs Sympathy, Only One, Big Machine and Can't Let It Go and you will see what I mean.

A Talented Alternative rock band..

196The Replacements

Bastards of Young, Left of the Dial, Alex Chilton.. Need I go on? These guys are the PIONEERS OF ALTERNATIVE ROCK.

One of the greatest bands ever! Should be 261!

197They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.

Greatest band ever. No doubt about it. "birdhouse in your soul" "istanbul" and "don't lets start, " just to name a few, are some of the best alternative rock songs ever. - queen11

33 years since their first live show, 29 years since their first album, and they still manage to be absolutely amazing.

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198Asking AlexandriaAsking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.V2 Comments
199The Maine

Needs to be number 1! The Maines music is full of heart and Passion. They are life changing and without a doubt one of the best bands!

200Yellowcard

Yellowcard are an unbelievable band with a lot of heart and amazing musicians. Yellowcard have a lot of great songs most of them are about love but that's what most people want to hear Yellocard should be at least be top 75 and yeah they are Underdogs but they are great and all of you have to respect it if I had to rank Yellowcard they should be next to Sum 41 they are a good band to and I respect both bands

Makes cheesy love songs great with innovative chord patterns and great violin backup. Easily #2. Behind the killers

Disappointed I didn't see them in the list.. They should be at least in the top 50... UNDERDOGS for the win!

Weren't they already on the list?

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