Top Ten Most Original Rock Bands

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61KasabianKasabian 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.

I gotta say that they don't deserve top 10 in terms of having a distinct sound yet they are quite distinct but there is too much competition but surely should be in top 50 and one of the best live performances you'll ever see but they are uniquely British sound that does not translate to all other palates like America

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62Neutral Milk Hotel

Pioners in indie folk and indie rock music, their lyrics and instrumentation make them one of the most memorable and original bands of all time

63Blink-182Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.
64Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

They really helped the pop punk genre grow

65EaglesThe Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

Fused country & rock & vocal harmony to perfection before anyone else. Changed the face of country forever but none that have followed match their mainstream appeal or influence. And #1 selling album of last century. From "Take it Easy" to "Hotel California" they had it all.

Definitely hybrid band one of the greatest bands in the history of music, not just the pinion but actual fact and their catalogue is absolutely loaded and a very very distinctive sound

66Falling In ReverseFalling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

Falling in Reverse is the most amazing band ever

67OpethOpeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. Though the group has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth's only founding member and primary driving force throughout the years. Along with Edge of ...read more.

How are Opeth not in the top 3? Their sound is so unique in the fact it seamlessly blends folk, death metal, and even jazz, with very beautiful melodic parts. The transitions between extremely heavy and melodic and beautiful work so perfectly, and never before have I heard growls mixed with cleans in such a stark contrast, but at the same time goes together so well. This is a unique brand of progressive rock/metal that will leave your mind blown, and at the same time utterly tranquil. The dark beauty of this band is completely addicting, and I have never heard anything like it. I know this rant is all over the place, but come on its Opeth we are talking about, they are all over the place too in a great way!

Opeth is one of those bands you really like, but sadly only a few people know them. - Pony

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69Modest Mouse

Modest mouse is a really good and original band. 30 seconds to mars is not original, so why are they on this list? - Imreallyboredrightnow

70The Moody BluesThe Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.
71The 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.

Inventors of the "Loud Soft Loud" style heard on hundreds of hits to come. The most influential and underrated band you never heard of because they were so ahead of their time. Smart bands and artists of the early 90s knew how original they were, kept it a secret, and made a fortune by writing more-mainstream, less-weird versions of Pixies songs. Give their masterpiece "Doolittle" a spin and be inspired.

Nirvana, Radiohead, David Bowie, U2, The Strokes, Weezer and Bush have cited influence by the Pixies. Kurt Cobain & Dave Grohl have both said that "Smells Like Teen Spirit"- arguably the greatest alt rock anthem of all time - was essentially a rip of the Pixies.

This list was made for the pixies because it doesn't get any more distinct then the sound of Frank black and the pixies

72Electric Light OrchestraThe Electric Light Orchestra are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan.

They did something incredible (yes they took inspiration from The Beatles) they brought together 3 genres of music...

Pop, Rock, and Classical

something that has never been done before...

73MegadethMegadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica.
74Yellowcard

Punk rock?!? What's wrong with you. These guys are terrible and incredibly far from punk rock.

Who else could blend a violin into punk rock?

75Operation Ivy
76GwarGwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia, United States, in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc.
77The PoliceThe Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.

Okay this seriously blows my mind that they are so far down on the list but I guess I can just attribute that to too many millennials voting

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79The StrokesThe Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998. They consists of Julian Casablancas (lead vocalist), Nick Valensi (guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Albert Hammond, Jr. (rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Nikolai Fraiture (bassist) and Fabrizio Moretti ...read more.

The strokes had an incredibly distinctive sound that could not be confused with any other group but in their last album their sound change 180° to an 80s synthesised rock sound from a very New York crunchy guitar 4/4 beat rock 'n' roll sound but both distinctive in their own rights but less distinct in the new experimental album

80HIMHIM 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.

Very original band, love it, they have very awesome lyrics, just listen to "Join Me In Death"

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