Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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141StaindStaind was a heavy metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. ...read more.

Epic, By far one of the best bands of all time. With a front man like Aaron Lewis, who pours every ounce of his soul into every song he sings this band should be number one.

When I first heard Staind, I was all over this genre. They have a way with their music that connects to me personally. Easy to remember the lyrics and easy to play on the guitar. I love most every song I've ever heard and really enjoy the way the music picks up my mood.

One of the best bands by far! This band really deserves to be in top 15 in my opinion. I'd really recommend that everyone who has never heard of this band to go out and listen to some of their songs, you may all soon become fans too!

A great lyrical band.

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142Sum 41Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more.

Sum 41 is an amazing band, their music promotes being yourself and not letting other people control who you are. They're also just all-around badasses. If you don't like them then you probably never listened or you have no taste in music.

Honestly best band out there. How they are not top 25, let alone top 10 is a joke. Every one of their songs means something and comes from the heart. I have not heard one song by these guys that I have not liked before. Truly an amazing band.

They are amazing - Blood in my eyes, Hell Song, Pieces, In too deep, Still Waiting and lot more

Sum 41 is just awesome!

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143Billy TalentBilly Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.

79!
Are you kidding me?
Billy Talent is amazing!
Their songs, lyrics are incredible.
It's probably cause their Canadian, I mean if they were American they would totally be more mainstream, are you kidding me?
79?!

They take time to make an album but the reason for that is that good music takes time and that's the only kind they make. The fact that they are so far down here is unbelievable. They should be more known!

You guys are lame having Billy Talent so low down. I hope you're ashamed of yourselves but if not yawn what can you do.

Billy Talent is just awesome!

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144Hollywood UndeadHollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

They are so underrated, they should be further to the top of the list.

They should be way higher up on the list...

Vote For Them!
They have all types of music, From Rock to rap to alternative to techno an almost everything! :)
After you listen to a song of theirs you will fall in love with HU.

This isn't alt rock?

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145X Ambassadors

Watch them live, and you'll DEFINITELY fall in love. I remember I went through this stage where I was obsessed with X Ambassadors, and I listened to their music ALL the time. For a short period of time, I stopped obsessing over them, and just recently, I went to one of their concerts. BEST EVER. I am stalking them all over again.

Best alternative band these days by far. Nirvana comes in a close second though.

One of the best groups ever u guys don't do that to them they totally deserve to be in this list let's give it to them..!

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146All Time Low ...read more.

I don't understand how they can be in the 200s. They are an amazing band. Their music is very original and so are their music videos. They are one of my favorite bands of all time. Their concerts are the most amazing thing in the whole entire world. It was so amazingly fun. I would go again if I had a chance. Honestly I think they should be on the top 5. They have a song for every emotion. I can relate so much to their lyrics. I love their rhythm and its just something about them that are just amazing in every way.

They should be in the Top Ten. They're one of the best bands I've ever heard. And they're the reason why I have loved listening to alternative rock. I can relate to their lyrics.

Definitely should be in the top 10. They are great, their lyrics are meaningful and they are fun to listen to and to watch while at their concerts. I really think they deserve to be at least in the top 10, if not in the top 3, or first. And if you don't know them you should listen to them!

They are great they should be in the top ten

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147L'Arc~en~CielL'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

Best alternative rock band in Japan like nirvana in 90s. - ronluna

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148Bullet for My ValentineBullet for My Valentine are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; ...read more.

Best Band I Have Ever Heard It needs to be the first

The best I ever heard in my life.
So unjustified for 87th rank. Clearly deserve a position in top 10.
Come on guys..!

Best band ever well besides greeley estates b4mv is number 3 for me

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149Escape the Fate

This band is legendary and has so much history. I love the music they make and how genuine they R. I'm not saying they deserve to be #1 but they're definitely in the top 100 c:

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150Bloc Party

Bloc Party albums are on fire. Call the Fire Department because my ears are about to burn down.

151Neutral Milk Hotel

"Their meaningful lyrics make me want to cry, they are just too beautiful"

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152EchosmithEchosmith is an American indie pop band formed in February 2009 in Chino, California. The band is composed of four siblings: Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota. Echosmith started first as "Ready Set Go!" until they signed to Warner Bros. Records in May 2012.They are best known for their hit song ...read more.V1 Comment
153Lifehouse

Great band that deserves way more than "page 8" on alternative rock.

They may be softer than most bands of the genre but they have great lyrics and excellent bass lines in the first two albums.

Great voice, nice song. Best alternative ballad song. Maybe some people who like alternative music think the song is for mellow people(man), but I like the feel if I heard the song. Nice band

Great songs great music.. Didn't get it why it is ranked so low.

Forgetting this band would be a mortal sin.

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154YesYes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music.

Even though I love them dearly, they are 70's Progressive Rock, not alternative

These guys make the music world turn the way I see it. You can't beat Yes, no matter how hard you may try.

Wait. You relegate the Fathers after there sons? These are the end days! Yes invented this.

They are and always will be the best band ever...

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155Maroon 5Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Maroon 5 isn't really an alternative rock band. They're more of a pop/rock band. But still, they're amazing. No doubt about it. And I don't mean just Adam. I mean the WHOLE band. Adam Levine (lead), James Valentine (Guitarist), Mickey Madden (Bassist), Matt Flynn (Drummer) & PJ Morton (Keyboardist).
If you haven't heard these M5 songs, you should check them out:
-Harder To Breathe
-Makes Me Wonder
-The Sun
-Sunday Morning

Pop rock not alt rock but I respect Maroon 5.

How can Maroon 5 NOT be on top 10? Each and every one of their songs is brilliant.

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156Good CharlotteGood Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, lead guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, bassist Paul Thomas, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin and drummer Dean Butterworth, ...read more.

Good Charlotte the best. Girls & boys, lifestyle of rich n famous are like my favorite tunes. Anyone doubting should listen to those

Changed my life and got me obsessed with music. I didn't care for music till I hear these guys and simple plan. Best band of all time

Come on! Good Charlotte should be in top 10! They are my first alternative rock band! Their music was so amazing!

:0 how are good charlotte not in the top ten?

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157Bring Me the HorizonBring Me the Horizon are a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

Best band! Meaningful lyrics! Oliver Sykes! How could you not love them? Deserve to be at least number 10!

Literally the BEST BAND EVER!
Changed my life forever...
Hope that soon you will make your place in the main list!?!?!

This band is amazing! definitely deserves a higher place on the list!

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158Dishwalla

Just hear their angels or devils and counting blue cars and many more...

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159HoobastankHoobastank is an American rock band, formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California with lead singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen.

Their songs are so meaningful and flow really well. Love their rhythms to. LIsten to these guys then you'll want to vote for them! Bring them up!

They have many more great songs than those ranked high than them.

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160DeftonesDeftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

Beautiful band should definitely be before 5 seconds to summer.

This band rocks and they are good

This band is amazing! Chino morenos vocals are incredible. They deserve to be in the top 10

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