Best Grunge / Alternative Rock Bands

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41Our Lady Peace
42Zebrahead
43Queens 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.

Songs For The Deaf is one of the greatest albums I've every heard.

44SilverchairSilverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in Merewether, Newcastle with the line-up of Ben Gillies on drums, Daniel Johns on vocals and guitars, and Chris Joannou on bass guitar.

The ultimate success story - three teens from Australia playing in a garage get big. The heavy riffs and dark, emotive lyrics (Especially in Frogstomp and Freak Show) should place them at least in the top ten!

45The PixiesThe Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.

Without the Pixies, no Nirvana. Listen to "Smells like Teen Spirit" for Pixies influence: the Loud Quiet Loud structure, the four-note 4/4 bass line and two-note guitar in the quiet parts, the screaming vocals - and some Nirvana songs are complete Pixie rips. The founders should be much higher on this list!

Way ahead of their time and still the best. If you have respect for David Bowie and his taste and innovations in music, remember he called Black Francis THE greatest American songwriter. Millions of people have yet to discover this amazing and underrated band. Pioneers one and all. Please vote them higher up the list!

Nirvana did not invent grunge. The Pixies did, and in doing so inspired bands like Nirvana and Radio-head.

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46DaughtryDaughtry 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.V1 Comment
47Toadies

Away, backslider, Tyler, and you can't forget possum kingdom

48SalivaSaliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.
49Finger Eleven

Post-Grunge / Alternative band. Only had two hits in their career, neither of which I am a big fan of-- however, they have so many incredible songs nobody has heard about such as "Famous" and "My Carousel". - rbndelrio

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50IncubusIncubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; ...read more.

I really really love their songs especially BRANDON BOYD the super duper handsome vocalist..

... this low ranking of such a band makes me thinking about who's voting here ... excellent, maybe too intelligent alternative rock - definitely not position 56.

51Soul Asylum
52Alter BridgeAlter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

How in the bloody hell they are on no.43 They are number 1 kinda stuff. Myles is an angel... They deserve much more than this

This band is awesome in every field of their music... So this should be in the top tens..

I have heard Blaackbird for like 69 times. And I know that I am not alone.

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53KasabianKasabian 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.

The band have stormed the uk for years and are one of the best alternative bands out there.

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55Butthole SurfersButthole Surfers is an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.
56Band of Horses
57Buck Cherry
58The KillersThe Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.

Their lyrics are all well thought out and have a meaning. I love the fact that they aren't afraid to change their sound with every album.

They are close to alternative rock.not pure alternative rock but they are very fat from grunge.but they are a very good band I like their soft riffs - zxm

59ShinedownShinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.

Shinedown's evolution is great. They should be higher in the list. They've shown a very different side in each album and deserve respect.

Brent Smith is close to a complete Vocalist...

60Flyleaf

Flyleaf is so epic that there are hardly any words. Also, when you listen to music like this from someone so Christian, YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.

Fully Alive and mostly all of their songs are wonder full. The lyrics of their conveys the band personality.

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