Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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81SkilletSkillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Laugh out loud, I can't believe no one added Skillet. I don't know a song of them which isn't good. All their lyrics are awesome. They deserve to be 1st. VOTE FOR THE BEST ROCK BAND EVER! I am shocked. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! HOW CAN YOU MISS SKILLET? Anyway I love them so much, they are like the best ever, every song gets to me, every lyric.. The way they sound.. Uh, I don't have enough words to explain the way their songs make me feel. I can't get enough listening!

Skillet is simply awesome. Their lyrics are so full of emotions. The first time I heard one of their songs, I thought I was in heaven. I can't understand why they're not in the top 10.

Seen them live a 2 months ago sick when I feel to self harm I listen to the last night it reminds me god is there with me know matter what he is the one I talk to when I'm depressed or mad and he responds

?!?! What is wrong with you all. I know it's technically Christian Rock, but REALLY?!?!

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82Snow PatrolSnow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1993, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid.

Why the hell is snow patrol and Coldplay not in the top 10. With songs like run, just say yes, shut your eyes, chasing cars, chocolate, called out in the dark, and many more, snow patrol more than deserve a top 10 spot.

This band is highly under rated, shame because I don't like the top ten. Actually, a couple of the top tens are best described as pure rock. Not alternative. Snow Patrol is simply amazing, it should be higher.

Good to finally see snow patrol on the list. My favorite band right up there with Coldplay.

Love them, they can't beat some of the absolute bests, but top twenty at LEAST.

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83Boy & Bear

Boy and Bear is the ultimate alt folk band. If you don't know who they are then your mom goes to college.

84Siouxsie & the Banshees

Greatest band ever - even through all the changes that 2 decades of performing brought the Banshees, Sioux and Budgie stuck with it and even did The Creatures. Their influence is understated yet overwhelming.

85KasabianKasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards.

How are Kasabian 88th? Wow... A lot of people saying other bands should be top 10 but these are my third after oasis and Coldplay!

Kasabian are the best band I ever know

Kasabian are really great band and they deserve to be on 1st place.

How is Kasabian so far down?!

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86A Day to RememberA Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more.

Their lyrics speak to me as a music lover. I can never get tired of them, they have different styles in their albums. Some screamo, some kind of "soft" But ALL of them are amazing. And ALL of them have good lyrics, that almost everyone can relate to.

They are the best band ever! Listen to their music and you'll fall in love immediately! I love every song of them. Vote for them

This band is beyond incredible. Most screamo bands people can't understand the words, but you can with this band.

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87Nine Inch NailsNine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

This band was simply one of a kind. Mixed pop, and dark industrial before anyone had. They've influenced more bands above them on the list than most people realize. I mean, when Johnny Cash covers one of your songs, you are the real deal...

Have you ever listened MUSIC for God's sake? Because this is the best you can ever listen. Trent is a musical genius and I'm sorry but you are missing out too much if you haven't listened burn, beside you in time, march of the pigs, and all that could have been, the big come down, letting you, capital g, eraser, echoplex and so on. I can't say that each song of theirs is an alternative masterpiece but a masterpiece any way. Also, each band mentioned in this list are not alternative either. Whatever man, I'm pissed. Gotta listen Burn.

I listen for the first time : Head like a hole in the '90, and I thought : it took a lot of nerve to go so far. and that was just the beginning... Trent Reznor is unique and tear the walls down. I listen one hundred times : The Fragile. Robin Finck is great guitarist and artist. They deserve to be in top 10 for sure with all the great songs Reznor made with such rage, energy and creativity.

Trent reznor is the prince of alt rock

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88Counting CrowsCounting Crows is an American rock band from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991. The band consists of Adam Duritz, David Bryson, Charlie Gillingham, Dan Vickrey, David Immerglück, Jim Bogios and Millard Powers.

Have you ever heard the song round here, accidentally in love, Whats wrong with you people. They should at least be in the top twenty

Counting crows should be up higher. Slit higher.

Listen to August and everything after.

The greatest alt band on earth!

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89MGMTMGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.

They are the absolute best it should be #1 or at leaat on the top ten

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90Fugazi

Fugazi are by far my favourite band ever there music has influinced so many bands in post hardcore music but hers my list 1fugazi 2sonic youth 3my bloody valintine 4pink floyd 5neutral milk hotel

91Zebrahead

This band is just amazing. Especially their album "Phoenix"!

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92Built To Spill

This list made my eyes bleed.

93TraptTrapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".

One of the most underrated bands of all time

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94DaughtryDaughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006.

Alternative? More like mainstream commercial junk

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95Plain White T's

In my opinion Plain White T's should be one of the best alternative rock bands of all time, maybe I'm crazy, but if you listen to all of their songs and albums you'll see how much awesome they're! PLAIN WHITE T'S ISN'T ONLY DELILAH!

Wanna listen romantic songs and sweet songs
Then do listen to this band specially the song hey there delilah!
Some more songs like a lonely september, body parts!,

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96BeckBeck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.

Holy crap how is beck not in the top ten?

All I'm gonna say, is that Beck deserves to be higher then #107

He is even an alternative to alternative!

97My Bloody Valentine

They don't sound like anything else; totally inimitable. They pioneered noise rock, and then jumped ship to practically codify the shoegazing scene. And their first album in twenty years is incredible. No one can make noise sound beautiful the way mbv can, not even Sonic Youth.

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98The 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.

The Black Keys are definitely top 10. Their unique sound speaks for itself. Not to mention that their songs are beyond awesome. For them to be this low on the list is an insult to their talent.

My favorite band definitely are The Black Keys and I actually prefer them to be on the 96th spot, because not many people can appreciate their music, I really recommend stack shot billy.

Its also so orgasmic their low fidelity recordings.

The Black Keys have done a lot of great things. Much better music quality than some other bands on here. Just really creative.

I'm going to pretend the reason why The Black Keys aren't in at least the top 20 is because nobody can find them as they're sO FAR DOWN THE LIST!

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99BushBush are a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA.

This is my all time favorite band and my first concert ever! Gosh I love them!

Should be higher it helped pave the way along with nirvana and A.I. C stone temple pilots way under rated for what it is

100Simple PlanSimple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

Why is Simple Plan not in the top 20?
This is injustice!
They definitely deserve to get a higher ranking than this!
They have been my favorite band since I was 7 years old.
I grew up listening to Perfect!

Seriously? Simple plan is at eighty--two! They should be around the top tens or top twenties! Stupid people! Vote for Simple Plan 'cause they are awesome and their songs are really good. They can relate to your life and they are meaningful!

Listen to "Your Love Is A Lie", "Generation" and "What if" then, vote it. After that, listen to other simple plan's songs. Then vote simple plan again and become a simple plan fan. Easy?

I love this band

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