Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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121 Audioslave Audioslave ...read more.

It is one of that bands, that defines my way of life. I wish I could see them live, I know - it's impossible nowadays... Great vibe of tim. Com's bass plus tom's freaky guitar style...

It's depressing that all of those self-harm emo bands and many crap bands are higher than Audioslave. - wyattn97

I searched the entire list to find Audioslave and I am disappointed that I had to search so long.. 123? Really? NM.

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122 Ash

Absolutely amazing!
Should be higher because of songs like Envy.
Only 71st?
I listen to these guys to cheer me up.

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123 Interpol

I know why Interpol is below the below the list :they sound like more European style, with a bit of England sound (cold wave not so popular in USA...). But Antics, the second album is such a great one, with great bass, keyboards... I listen to them each day for about one full year. They're so brilliant, lyrics excellent. It is not overblasted by fake studio sounds. They are real alternative music like it was in the 80'. I was so grateful to know them at the time, because there was nothing good in music (otherwise The Strokes) and I was so depress... but everyone forgot the early 21st century already.

Really? They do not need an explanation

124 Halestorm Halestorm Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith .

Damn they are perfect but unfortunately totally unknown! They should be one of the top ten! One of the reasons they are unknown is because they are newborn. I assure you in 5 years they will be more famous than evanescence. They're style is like them but so much better songs! I believe Lzzy Hale their vocalist is the best female rock singer ever!

SERIOUSLY, GUYS! What does it take to get this through your thick skull!

What have you ever hear LZZY this list is MORONIC

They've got some Really Energetic songs.

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125 Tindersticks

The alternative melancholic romantic perfection...

126 12 Stones 12 Stones V 2 Comments
127 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

I don't know how many people out there feel the way I do, but here's what I feel:
You're just like sitting on a lazy sunday afternoon and surfing through new Boys Like Girls songs on youtube. And in the middle of boggling your head over differential calculus, Stuck in the Middle starts playing. And suddenly, there are goosebumps on my hand and there's chills running down my spine, and somehow, at that moment, my entire universe snaps back into focus. That moment. That song. That feeling. That's Boys Like Girls for me.

Boys Like Girls is very popular, they have many bad things, but they overcome and release New album "Crazy World". Boys Like Girls Hit song: The Great Escape, Love Drunk, Hero/Heroine, Two is Better than One, Heart Heart Heartbreak, She's Got a Boyfreiend Now.

Boys Like Girls are one of my favourite bands! Seriously, lets not even go there! Gorgeous singing, music, member and lyrics. They're an inspiration.

This band must be in top tens

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128 Train Train Train is an American roots rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Patrick Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Jerry Becker, Luis Maldonaldo, Hector Maldonado, Drew Shoals, Nikita Houston and Sakai Smith.

Ok jeez. Should be way higher. I know they are also pop, but still good. Also the idiot who said "should be #1" is probably a pop fan.

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129 Lostprophets Lostprophets

Why the hell is lost prophets way out here? They deserve to be higher in the list!

They should be on the last, every song is ruined because of that

Alt. Rock band who people don't respect anyymore because of watkins. But there were other members too and COME ON! They deserve a place on this list for rockeing for over a decade.

130 Dinosaur Jr.

Dinosaur have their own distinctive sound that truly makes you feel, the influenced so many bands and to this day they are still producing good music their last album being released in 2009. Honestly this band should be much higher

Seriously? How is this band so low. It has over 10 albums and it influenced a lot of alternative rock bands of today.

They have a really heavy great sound. I recommend the albums Dinosaur and You're Living all Over Me. - IknowAlotAboutMusic

Should be way higher on the list. Jesus, what's wrong with people?

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131 Young Guns

Great band at their start hope they keep up the great work

132 Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year.

These guys are super popular in England now!

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134 Royal Blood Royal Blood Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2013. The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock and psychedelic rock.

What about "Little Monster", and "Come On Over"?!?!?!?

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135 Awolnation

AWOLNATION deserves much higher than this! For one, so many bands that were listed before AN are mainstream (not alternative at this point-for example) or metal, or some other genre that is NOT alternative. But also, half the bands that WERE, sound so unoriginal. Whenever I hear them, I can't tell which band is which! AN has a unique, distinct sound that couldn't be mistaken for any other band. That said, other bands that have a very unique sound are Franz Ferdinand, Harvey Danger, the White Stripes, and the Black Keys (all of which were either listed way lower than they should have been or have not been listed yet). Whoever compiled this list obviously does not possess a taste for this genre of music, because of the extreme inadequacy and clear ignorance. One can see that all the most well known bands are at the top. Anyone who truly appreciates Alternative music understands that the whole point of alternative is that it's not mainstream, and that unpopular bands can be (and are) ...more

AWOLNATION is the best band I've ever listened to. They make the best songs ever and have a unique sound and style. They should be way higher on the charts. I mean the owner just bought a 1.5 million dollar retreat at a beach. There is not one song by them I don't like. They are all I listen to on my IPod. This band is amazing.

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136 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Limp Bizkit has been around for a long time and put out consistently great sound. They will endure.

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137 Anberlin Anberlin Anberlin was an American rock band formed in Winter Haven, Florida in 1998. Since the beginning of 2007, the band consisted of lead vocalist Stephen Christian, guitarists Joseph Milligan and Christian McAlhaney, bassist Deon Rexroat, and drummer Nathan Young.

I love this band, their music is great. Their songs have wonderful lyrics and are great to listen to. Its such a shame that they aren't as popular and well known as they should be.

How is this not in the top 5? Stephen Christian is a musical genius for crying out loud! These guys have the most meaningful lyrics of any band I have ever heard, even if a lot of their music is depressing. - Luvaddict77

Now, someone explain to me what Anberlin is doing in such a low place on this list! They're so amazing and full of meaning. They do so many things right and the songs will blow you away! Do me a favor and listen to them, please. It'll make your day.

They should be top 10, best vocals in alternative, powerful

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138 Biffy Clyro

These guys are by far the best band I have ever listened too, and every single one of their songs is brilliant. How they are so far down is beyond me; and people clearly are blinded by a couple of songs or stories about other bands that somehow justify a place over Biffy.

Still don't get how the hell these are so far down! Are you actually kidding me that these are below Panic at the Disco?

These guys are the best band I have ever listened to, and for some of these other bands to somehow warrant a place over them probably because of one song someone has heard is ludicrous. Every single one of their songs is masterclass and they at least deserve a place in the top 10, if not 5.

Band I feel can rival nirvana! These lads deserve at least top 10 spot

139 RED RED Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.

What? #069. This band deserves to be in the top 15 but is down here cause of its unpopularity. It's a far better band than Creed and Tokio Hotel.
My personal favorite are-
1) Never be the same again

2) forever
3) let go
4) Mystery of you
5) feed the machine
6) Already over.

You should at least try this out for once. They are the best...!

SERIOUSLY!?!?! It should've been in top ten for sure!
Okay, you might think I'm saying this cause I like this band,
But try it yourself once, I bet you would agree.
Its just that its not much recognized.

They're probably this low on this list because people label them more of a Christian rock band, but do realize that Christian rock has similar sounds to alternative rock. If you look at top Christian rock bands, this band is like number 2. They definitely need to be higher up on this list

People have to listen to "FEED THE MACHINE" one of the best songs ever

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140 Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass). In 2005, they started off as a hugely successful and trendsetting teen pop band in their home country with their debut album ...read more.

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
AWESOME

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.

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