Best Alternative Bands of All Time
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AMAZING BAND! I love tame impala so much and they are spearheading the revival of psychedelic rock so how are they not higher up?
They brought back psychedelic music how could they not be on this list?
Just perfect, deserves at least top 25... How are they on 315?V1 Comment
Their music is very good plus on the upside their songs have many meanings in which most other bands on this list are clearly lacking. I know they don't deserve the number one spot but they are definitely much better than half the bands placed ahead of them
Shinedown has a great, heavy, kind of music! They rock hard! I think that everyone should listen to them! They are a great band to listen to when your sad or angry!
Shinedown don't deserve to be this far.. Love there music specially second chance
Shinedown is amazingV4 Comments
This band, my god! 81! You got to be kidding, this is one of best bands I've ever heard. These guys simply rock.
This band should be rated a bit more higher, they perform with their hard and soul and surely deserve to be among the top 10...
This list means nothing poets of the fall are the best band in the whole world there music is so amazing it's simply the first band I hear all there songs and albums and I love it all with no exceptions and if no one Believe me just listen to Cradled in Love or Carnival of rust
Just listen to these guys, descriptions won't do you any good until you listen to themV24 Comments
Vampire weekend is the most alternative band... Ever. Sure it wasn't the first, that was (mostly) REM. And why is U2 on the list? I love U2, but it isn't alternative. It is just rock. Nothing else. Not alt, because it is too mainstream. But the thing that annoys me most is WHY IS IMAGINE DRAGONS ON HERE? THEY ARE POP! NOT ALTERNATIVE!
Honestly, I wasn't expecting Vampire weekend to be this far down the list. Outrageous!
So innovative and intricate and intellectually stimulatingV1 Comment
These guys are amazing, not as known but should be way higher!
YES! My friend brought me to them
They make some really cool stuff!V3 Comments
Fix this fix this now. This needs to be higher.
It's actually Fun. Fix it up peoplesV3 Comments
116? Half the bands above couldn't make an album as critically acclaimed by fans and critics like their self titled debut! One of the greatest studio albums not just in alt rock but of all time - PaulSkinback
Great band that influenced the 90's and to be here is a joke a bit like this list.V1 Comment
I don't believe what kind of bands are ahead of Tokio Hotel, they are one of most successful alternative bands, started so early, will be on top for many many years, Aliens vote for TH!
Tokio hotel best of the best!
Best band of germany bill and tom are the grates twin couple ever
And they rock
I don't think Aliens have invaded this poll yet. If they did, TH would definitely dominate this. :b
Tokio Hotel is an awesome band that deserves to be much higher on this list. Part of what makes them so special is their ability to evolve their music without compromising themselves.V5 Comments
Oh wow, people don't know music, definitely in my top 10
This band should be somewhere out there at the top of the list. Their music was made All For You so listen As Fast As You Can!
whoever has not listened to this band should be put In Repair even if you are Made of Steel
anyway it's almost 4 AM here so peace out
There's a Mayday Parade song for every relationship, every breakup, and everything I feel. Their lyrics are amazing! My favorite quote is "Another night, Another dream wasted on you. " They'll always be the band closest to my heart.
Mayday parade is by far in the top ten present day rock bands. They take the meaning of music to a new level with their heart wrenching, tear jerking melodies of love and love lost. Amazing group.
" I can live without you but, without you I'd be miserable at best"
One of their best quotes. I could think of a thousand. Love Mayday Parade
I absolutely love Mayday Parade. I haven't heard a bad song from them yet. They are still just as good as when they started,.V5 Comments
One of the most influential bands in modern alternative music. Not only did they help define a genre but they far exceeded the confines of that genre. Throughout the years they have continued to grow and develop, changing their sound all while staying true to their roots and true to their fans. Perhaps not worthy of the top spot to all, Jimmy Eat World undoubtedly deserves a position in the top ten. Few things in music outweigh an overarching influence; an influence that is found in the music of Jimmy Eat World.
Okay, this just isn't right! Jimmy Eat world should be way ahead a lot of these stupid bands
Older now really listened to nowadays but good!
Really great lyrics!V5 Comments
that's cool band with high skill picking and arrange with effect wars... awesome. try this
a letter to god part II
elvis permana recommend...
I'm happy they made the cut.. They make music that just makes sense. I've never experienced a band that makes me feel so good..
Angels and Airwaves should be in the top five with Foster the People, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, and blink-182.
Absolutely amazing band! The greatest band on earth! I hope they stay alive forever!V2 Comments
Matchbox twenty is the best alternative band there ever was and ever will be. Any one who ever voted them this low is seriously wrong in the brain. Rob Thomas is a lyrical genius, and I bet 97 percent if people know who matchbox twenty is over Jimmy Eat world, or stupid old Neon trees, or for God's sake! The invented alternative rock! They are the kings and deserve number one forever. Okay, how many people have heard of Angels and Airways? NOBODY! MATCHBOX TWENTY RULES FOREVER!
One of my top 5 favorite bands hands down. Consistently exceptional music, especially in their first album, with great lyrics and great music, sang with so much feeling. People should really make sure they know what they're talking about when they vote on this site. This band deserves to be much higher yet so many bands above it aren't even alternative at all. - mg296
Matchbox twenty is the band that made me like music. They inspired me to write. They helped me through hard times, and I miss them. If someone can undermined the best alternative rock band ever...I mean how many of you have heard the song 45. Okay now how many have heard the song Push? I thought so
Maroon 5 isn't even alt rock and matchbox twenty is #136? This websites not correct..V10 Comments
Oh my god Mumford is amazing! They are so different from normal bands, and have a tune that is unique to them! I LOVE them
My god 121! How in the hell could this not be above at least 70! With "The Cave" and the always memorable "I will wait" This band will be in my heart forever!
The best band of the last 50 years (with Oasis)
Should 100% be in top tenV7 Comments
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