Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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263Don Broco

Very underrated yet very unique and precise sound.

266You Me at Six

230? Are you frigging kidding me? These guys might not be the best of all time, but seriously they deserve a much higher position! Room To Breathe, Lived A Lie, Liquid Confidence and Cold Night; all four of these songs are really damn awesome.

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267Blue October

Great band! I relate to this band the most... Because I went through a divorce and barely get to see my amazing daughter! Just because she "moved on"

This band never seems to get the credit they deserve.

Who hasnt listened to hate me, one of first songs that got me into this kind of music

268Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy, and Paul Thomson.

Pretty cool band! Should be higher than #314! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

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This band is the only band I've heard with true character
They're genres are and every song they produce bleed life and meaning. #1 baby

333? This is how far we as music fans have come, people.

271The VerveThe Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan in 1990 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Guitarist and keyboard player Simon Tong became a member at a later date.

My favorite one hit wonder band of all time! Check out their Urban Hymns album. Lots of content and amazing tracks!

272Collective SoulCollective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in Atlanta, the group consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin, drummer Johnny Rabb and lead guitarist Jesse Triplett.

They are one of the greatest modern rock bands. They still have a classic rock sound. They have so much emotion in there music. Listen to the world I know, December, and especially shine! They are simply incredible!

December and shine, these two songs are my favorite start from 17 years ago up until now. So they worth to be in the top ten

Lol bittersweet Symphony is the only song I've heard by them

Collective Soul should at least be in the top ten.

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273HoleHole was an American alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989 by singer and guitarist Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson.

They should be tied with Nirvana at least

They should at least be up there in the top 20's, very underrated band.

Hole is great should be #2 Cause Courtney and Kurt were the best

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274Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
275Gin Blossoms

Unreal how is this group not listed in top 10 for alternative groups they were getting just as much airplay as Nirvana back in the early days of alternative music and they were also very influential to scores of future groups in this genre!


There voices are so beautiful and unique, they are my drug

277Oingo Boingo

From my heart and from my hand, why don't people understand, my intention? How has his not been suggested? This is true alternative.

278The Fall

Judging by this list, you are all spoon-fed commercial radio slaves... Where is The Fall on your list? Are you ignoring one of the bands who has had a tremendous influence on today? Eff You!

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280Catherine Wheel

One of the Ultimate Shoe Gazzer Bands that should be added to this list. Brit Alterative Rock Shoe Gazzer band

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