Top 10 Best Modern Rock Bands

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141Yellowcard

The violin is creative, brilliant, and adds an element to this genre that is not present in many of the bands ranked above

Why are they so low? Haven't you heard their songs? I think they deserve higher than this

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142Vampire Weekend
143Plain White T's
144Nine Inch NailsNine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

How are they so low? I mean come on people! They're one of the most influential bands of all time.

Best industrial rock band of all time.

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145PeripheryPeriphery is an American progressive metal band based in Washington, D.C., formed in 2005. They are known for their heavy, progressive sound which employs poly-rhythmic patterns and soaring melodies.

Can't believe I had to add this band in here...

146Animal Collective

Come on and slam it's the jam of a lifetime every time

They mad trill lmao

147The Dear Hunter
148Cake

Very underrated and underpublicized band. Instrumentals are unique and vocals are memprable. A band that will never disappoint

A very unique and multi talented band. They are in my opinion undrr publicized and under appteciated. A band that has a memorable sound that will never disappoint.

149Twenty One PilotsTwenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

Tyler and Josh are an amazing due, managing to make unique and catchy songs without "following the stream". The lyrics speak directly to your heart, and along with Tyler's incredibly voice and Josh's insane drumming this band is absolutely one of the best today.

These guys are unique (they don't use guitars) and new and actually getting mainstream recognition. They need to come out with some masterpiece or something

They rock! Their lyrics speak to you, their drummer is the best, and the music seems to fit the lyrics

Somehow, combining electronic music and some rock grooves make them one of the top alt/rock artists around.

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150HIMHIM is a rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in 1992 by vocalist Ville Valo, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, under the name His Infernal Majesty.

Him are brilliant love all their songs including Ville Valo

HIM should be in the top 10, beautiful songs

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151KasabianKasabian 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.

Why the hell is Kasabian AND Oasis this low. Oasis is one of the most talked about bands when you think of rock and kasabian is able to sell out the 02 arena and perform and sound like they do on the album.

Hello! The only hard rock band in Britain, the only band that isn't some indie group with acoustic guitars who haven't hit puberty yet.

Kasabian are the best band of their generation

152Cage the Elephant

Great current band. They remind me of rock when it did not suck so bad as most artists do today. The guitar player is pretty decent, which is rare for many modern bands.

These guys are a great band and they deserve to be higher up on the list. I think the only reason they are this low is the fact that currently they only have two albums and not many people have even heard of them.

When it comes to originality, you do not get better than these guys. Their most recent album, Melophobia, is a completely unique, beautifully poetic, and awesome album. It is truly a masterpiece. They are completely underrated as of now, but I am confident that one day they will be remember as one of the greatest bands of this generation and perhaps of all time

Hands down the best modern rock band. They have a variety of styles with lot's of energy and emotion. A really great band to see live.

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153Coheed and CambriaCoheed and Cambria is an American progressive rock band from Nyack, New York, formed in 1995. The band consists of Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever, Josh Eppard, and Zach Cooper.

Coheed and Cambria deserves to be higher. Even if you don't understand the story behind their music, you can still enjoy it without any problems. Claudio Sanchez is an amazing songwriter and he and his band deserve all the respect they get.

Coheed and cambria are the most talented band around today in my opinion. If you haven't listened to them, you're missing out

Coheed and Cambria is one of the best contemporary bands, there CDs follow a series of comic books written by singer Claudio Sanchez and every album takes you to a world beyond imagination, not to mention they put on an incredible show

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154Black Stone Cherry

The best band ever! I am yet to hear a black stone cherry song that isn't awesome!

Even though it seems impossible, I think that every single album gets better and better!

Chris Robertsons faultless vocals With Ben wells and Jon lawhons amazing guitar skills topped of with John Fred Youngs mind blowing drumming. No beating it

This band is so under appreciated. They are by far one of the five best bands on this list. Their live performances are great.

Black stone cherry can out rock most of these bands!

155Biffy Clyro

Guitars, great bass, killer drums, and lyrics that don't dick around. I challenge you all to listen to "Living is a Problem because everything dies" and not vote these kick ass scottish rock Gods number 1

Biffy clyro are the best band in the world today! There lyrics and music writing is genius and nothing can be faulted about them!

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156The RasmusThe Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school.V1 Comment
157Sonata ArcticaSonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, Finland. Created as a hard rock band named Tricky Beans, they later changed to Tricky Means and finally to Sonata Arctica, when they shifted to power metal.
158NightwishNightwish 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.

This list would make some sense if it wasn't for the fact that nightwish is not anywhere in the top 20, listen to Nightwish' : while your lips are still red - I wish I had an angel - nemo - amanrath - phantom of the opera - ever dream. And I'll promise you that you won't help but fall in love with their music.

Just listen to some of their songs from their latest album. I say every single one is a masterpiece. They are probably the best symphonic metal band in this world...

love night wish more people need to hear their music

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159SalivaSaliva 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.
160Rhapsody of Fire
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