Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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161HoobastankHoobastank 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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162DeftonesDeftones 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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163Phoenix

Come on guys 100, have you heard they're music through the years they're albums just get better and better, should be in top ten.

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164Queens of the Stone AgeQueens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.

An awesome band with great musicians. Should be much higher than this. At least top 30 if not higher.

This is ridiculous. How is this band so far down the list. - sextysex

Hello anyone normal here? 15.2 maybe

This band is awesome

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165The Pretty Reckless

I love them so much. They are really good at doing music.

They're Best among all. Not agree? Go check GOING TO HELL.

They're amazing! They should be in top 10

Come on people! This band's the best! Vote!

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166AFI

One of the most compelling musical acts ever. Every album breathes a new style. From the punk sounds of their early years to the post hardcore sounds of black sails, the dark tones of Sing the sorrow. To the radio friendly style of december underground and crash love. You can't go wrong there is an AFI song for everyone

One of the most underrated bands on the planet. They inspired so many bands and were leader in the genre, they deserve more respect than they get! I love AFI and I always will!

This is pathetic! They were my all time favorite. In high school. They clearly don't get the credit and respect they deserve!

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167P.O.D.

I am trying to figure out why this band was not on the list, I really like them. They have a really cool Rap/Rock sound and I have never heard another band come close in terms of Rap metal. They also have really good lyrics, they actually have lyrics that are something more than just hating people and ranting about how unfair life is.

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168NightwishNightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.V1 Comment
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170Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale is an amazing band. Their best songs include 'Just Me Before We Met', 'L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.', 'Waiting for my Chance to Come', 'Life is Life' and 'Tonight's the Kind of Night'. However, don't listen to their first few albums; only listen to their latest one, titled 'Last Night on Earth'.

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171Birds of Tokyo

The most amazing, diverse and talented group of musicians. frontman Ian Kenny is also lead for Karnivool which is more prog rock, but just as incredible.
Seriously, these guys are mad

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172The RasmusThe Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school.
173Darling Thieves
174Jethro TullJethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

This band is EXTREMELY underrated! It's more rock than alternative, but they have their own unique and incredible sound - especially with the flute! (If you're a flute player like me, you will love this band ngl.)

175Cake

How? These guys are underrated to no end, their guitarist doesn't even have a wikipedia page. They have some pf the best songs out their.

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176Band of Horses

How are they so low. Vote them up now.

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177MelvinsThe Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.
178AnberlinAnberlin 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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179Cage the Elephant

How is cage the elephant not higher they are one of the only bands with an original sound in music today. With songs like in one ear and back against the wall the are easily the best band out there today.

Very original sound. I have to admit though, that their first album was vastly superior to their second, Aberdeen and Around my Head being the exceptions. I hope they make more music some time soon.

A fairly popular band that just happens to be one of my favorites, and I don't see them on the list.

Just confused as to why they are this low, lol

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180The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Amazing! Best voice ever! And some of the most meaningful lyrics! 33 They should definitely be close to the top of this list, not the bottom!

This band is THE BEST. Why? What more can you ask for? This band has a very COOL music, has a HANDSOME VOCALIST, has a beautiful and cool voiced vocalist and has many COOL SONGS! Especially the songs, Your Guardian Angel, Face down, Angel's Cry, Lonely Road, and MANY, MANY MORE! Ronnie Winter! GOTTA LOVE THIS GUY! This band deserves to be at the TOP 5! RJA ROCKS!

Vote to get them Higher! They deserve it! Thanks

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