Most Overrated Bands of All Time

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21 The Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols were embraced by British youth because the country was in deep depression with no future under a rotten Labour government. Most of the big cities were on rolling blackouts because of striking and no power available after working hours except for hospitals etc. No future for kids with unemployment at an all time low. Oil crisis. Unions striking everywhere.

Sex Pistols just represented how kids felt. They could barely play their instruments and were mostly a carefully managed by Mclaren who made good use of sensationalist bad publicity to keep the momentum going.

It crushed rock for a while until bands like Iron Maiden managed to surface from the quagmire. Though punk did have some influence of rock in raising the tempo. They were crap musicians and definitely overrated musically.

Extremely overrated British band that for some reason represents the rock music of UK, despite their release of only one album, their childish hatred of everything, and lack of general talent.

I might not be the best person to comment on overrated punk musicians, as I'm not a big fan of the genre. That said, I do appreciate a band with skill and talent, and the Sex Pistols lack both. Their vocalist can't sing and their production is average at best. While they did pioneer a movement, that doesn't make their music automatically good. - Mrveteran

I feel like a lot of the people commenting here don't get punk. It's supposed to be messy and not neccissarily the most technical music and punk doesn't need a traditionally good singer, that wouldn't fit. I'm not even a big sex pistols or punk fan but they aren't overrated. The people who like them enjoy their music and the people who don't like it don't have to listen to it. Nothing overrated there.

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22 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take ...read more.

I was at a summer camp and one girl at the summer camp said she liked rock music. She said her favorite bands were 5 seconds of summer and awolnation, and she liked one direction. If she listened to bands like Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd in the future, she'd be ashamed that she said she liked five seconds of summer and one direction. 5 seconds of summer is pop, not punk or rock. They aren't as bad as one direction, but still pretty overrated - Imreallyboredrightnow

Those rotten teenagers tried to steal from Green Day and failed. Also teen girls love them and they are so overrated.

Dear people, as a not teenage girl, I can say they have really good music without being considered biased because "omgomghg their so hot". They don't believe they are punk, IT'S A JOKE WITHIN THE FANDOM. They are inspired by pop-punk/pop-rock bands. The girl at your summer camp is an idiot, 1D are awful, and 5sos is pop rock.

Annoys me when people like them because they are hot when they are not even that attractive. - MetalObsessed

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23 Queen Queen Queen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

Queen is great. I hate how they are always recognized for Bohemian Rhapsody, I agree that it is not the best song on the world. But how many of you have heard any of their amazing songs? Ever heard Dreamer's Ball? The March of the Black Queen? White Queen (As it Began)? Spread Your Wings? On a more personal note, they saved me from suicide. They got me through it. Please don't hate on then.

I must agree that so many people who hate Queen have never heard their earlier stuff or for that matter taken the time to listen to a full album of their's. I blame the radio stations a great deal for playing mostly their more commercial sounding songs which I myself am not a huge fan of like Another One Bites The Dust, WE Will Rock You We Are The Champions And a few other notable hits. But March of The Black Queen range to Invisible Man to Mother Love to These Are The Days of our Lives and Spread Your Wings back to Funny How Love Is Ogre Battle now that is true Queen. Should not even be considered for the list of most over rated bands only top ten best ever if not # 1.

They've got some memorable singles, but the truth is, neither of their albums is great. They were one of the bands that focused their career on singles, just like modern pop "musicians".

It's easy to say that Queen is brilliant, but if you hear someone saying that, ask them what's their favourite Queen album. I guarantee you they will stare at you quietly, because they probably don't know any, aside from single compilations and best of-s.

The band, sadly, became a victim of their singles' success - these days everyone know Bohemian Rhapsody and I Want to Break Free, but their discography as a whole is just average, mediocre. If you don't believe me, go and listen to it for yourself.

"neither of their albums" They've had 15 albums, most of which are great in my opinion. - SuperheroSith

For the fans who only listened to We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions, go to hell

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24 Guns & Roses

The category is "overated", not bands that suck. In my opinion, although GnR was a decent hard rock band, they were WAY overrated. They just happened to catch on with the college-age, white, frat-boy, metal-newbie crowd who proudly displayed their new GnR CD on the shelf next to Garth Brooks, Steve Winwood and Cher so their girlfriend would see how "rockin'" they were.

I LOVE Guns N' Roses, but they are most defiantly overrated. They had one number one hit, with a couple other songs that even remotely hit the charts, and all of the sudden everybody in the world is in love with these guys! I love the songs but some of the attention that they are getting should go to a far more deserving band, whomever that may be.

3 full length studio albums of original material! Way to few albums. They are an over worshiped LA hair band. They did nothing new. They have a Bieber like fan base. Half of their live show is covers and solos. They are the definition of OVERRATED!

I used to love their songs and I still like them sometimes but they are not the best rock band. - MetalObsessed

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25 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

I accidently voted this band when I did not want to. Green Day and this band should not be here at all. I respect those who do not like Blink 182 and Tom's vocals, but I personally did not find anything bad about the vocals. It actually took me longer to adjust to Mark's voice because I did not like it at first, I got easily adjusted to Tom's voice, am I the only one who thinks that? - AnimeDrawer

I like this band, but Green Day is much better (Green Day is my 4th favorite band, behind Beatles, Stones, and U2).

Plus, it takes a LONG time to adjust to Tom's voice.

I actually took a long time to adjust to Mark's voice instead. I had no problem with Tom's voice at all when I first heard the band. - AnimeDrawer

How can anybody compare this band to Green Day. This is supposedly a rival band. I listened to all the small things waiting for the good part, but of course it never came. Green Day has some of the greatest punk/rock/alternative albums ever like dookie, insomniac, nimrod, and American idiot. I hate how people think Green Day is a sellout just because they add variety to albums like blvd of broken dreams. Blink 182 is literally 100 times worse than Green Day. - treyanthonyyeah

They always were a bit generic to me. Very generic but okay songs. - MetalObsessed

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26 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Are they really that good? I mean, I tried to like their songs, I had like 10 of their tunes on my iPod, but I never got amazed by them, except their name and the cover of behind blue eyes, which is amazing.

How are they overrated? I've never heard one good thing about this band, pretty much everyone thinks they suck.

Why are they even here? Only like 1 out of 100 people know that they exist!

Not the best metal band or nu metal band. Not a very good band period. - MetalObsessed

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27 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Aerosmith doesn't get enough credit. They are the Bad Boys from Boston and they rock. So many great albums/hits and not as much recognition. They are more underrated than overrated. They rule! They're a rock legend!

They are awesome. Dream On does not suck ass.

They are a good band but they are a bit overrated. I've heard some of their most famous songs over and over again! I am a fan of Aerosmith and Stephen Tyler but they need to release some new songs or something.

They just have 1 good song (dream on)! - ShahryRKnoT

Have you listened to 'I don't want to miss a thing'? You are a no-nothing - Jay_07

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28 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.

I LOVE THEM! I think they are underrated. The haters haven't listened to 1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours yet.

I personally love their older stuffs though Warning is their last good album in my opinion but I would like to ask the haters if they listened to their old albums such as Dookie Insomniac, Kerplunk, 39/smooth at least before voting and leaving a hate comment about them. Just saying'

I'm surprised this isn't higher, Green Day gets a lot of hate and lots of people think they're overrated. Green Day had decent albums like Dookie, but then they got too commercial. They kind of sold out. - Imreallyboredrightnow

Not overrated at all.Maybe after 21st Century Breakdown but that doesn't mean you have to b ignorant o their previous works - Jay_07

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

Seen them live three times and they were better every time. I don't see how you can say they are overrated when an amazing singer like Don Henley can't even make the top 300 in the list of best male singers. Hotel California, their first album, and Desperado are terrific albums full of terrific songs. Their first greatest hits album is the best selling album of the 20th century! I had to add Henley to the greatest songwriters list, when the list included people like the Jonas Brothers, Bieber, and Josh Groban, who doesn't even write songs! Eagles are not overrated, their music will live on for a very long time.

First of it is not "The" Eagles. Its only "Eagles" and they are a great band. They deserve the money and fame. Try listening some songs. I don't mean hotel California. I don't think it is the best.

I've never heard a song by this band that I like. Other bands that I dislike, still have 1 or 2 songs that I like. Plus, in the 1970's, these guys said insulting things about Yes. Despicable.

What the eagles are incredibly underrated. Anyone remember when Glenn Frey died last January? Didn't think so

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30 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.

Who decided to put this on here? These guys founded one of the best music genres of all time. Without black sabbath, there would be no metallica or slipknot.

I agree, Who put this here?!?!
They created heavy rock and metal in a way, I know cream came before sabbath in metal. But without sabbath these guys wont be here...

Black Sabbath is great, and I don't think their overrated. I think deep purple should get more recognition though because them, sabbath and Zeppelin kind of created the foundation for hard rock and heavy metal. It seems as though people pay a lot more attention to Zeppelin and sabbath than deep purple. All three are great bands and deep purple deserves as much or almost as much recognition as sabbath and/or Zeppelin.

Black Sabbath is not the inventor of metal.Deep Purple is the creator of metal. - zxm

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31 Panic! At The Disco Panic! At The Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

They're basically just another fall out boy. One of the most overproduced bands ever

Panic at the disco is one of the worst bands I have ever heard. It's not even music it's more like random lyrics put together by some guy sitting at a desk all day.

I can't believe this. They are nothing like fob. Panic! Is COMPLETELY different! With the genre changing every album I don't see them much as fob. I like Fall Out Boy its just Panic! At The Disco may have some similarities but they definitely not just another Fall Out Boy.

They sing awful songs they should be in the top 5 if not 3.

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32 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

They're not horrible but a lot of people only like them because of Amy's vocals not the rest of the band and music

Now don't get me wrong, Amy Lee is an amazing vocalist. She can hit the high notes perfectly, and the power of her voice allows her to do a good nu-metal (which is usually garbage) vocal. However, the problem with the band lays within the lyrics, which are just as generic as anything and angsty as Linkin Park or Good Charlotte. They're really only known for their two worst hits; My Immortal, where the bland lyrics of depression problems stand out, and the forced sympathetic My Immortal. I am not saying they are bad, but seriously, they've had much better and much better groups exist. - Swellow

Generic lyrics and music. Amy Lee is a good singer but compared to some other symphonic rock singers... This band is basically worshipped because Amy Lee is apparently such a "great" singer

I have nothing against them as a whole. They are boring and generic and average teenage girl music. Very overrated on this site. - MetalObsessed

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33 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

Were good, now are causing bleeding ears

I'm not a huge fan, but they're really NOT overrated at all

They lost their bassist,and I think they're gonna break up soon anyway.

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34 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

These guys work hard and make music, I love them

I personally love this band, and funny enough, it is here at the bottom as if to prove my point. Here's the thing, you listen to any old album by them, and you'd change your mind.

I do like a few My Chemical Romance songs but they're way overhyped

This should be higher. not a bad rock band but its emo and annoying fanbase makes it so overrated

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35 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

These boys don't look like they like girls!

36 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

1 of the best, if not best live bands I have seen. There work has become commercialised of late but they have had a big change in their line up, as they have throughout their history and always delivered. Who would have thought a band would come close to their best after bringing out one of the best albums of all time, blood sugar sex magic. They delivered with CALIFORNICATION and BY THE WAY, Then slipped back to commercial songs on STAD ARC. They will come good again with a young talent in Klinkonhoffer.

They are all right, but overrated, but the only thing that makes them overrated it, is because they are sellouts, there new album has proven my point

I actually think they have some good hits. I love Dani California. That song is so addicting.

Awful wanna AND... ARE hippies. Anthony can't sing and John sucks at guitar.

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37 KISS KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

All makeup and no musicianship. Go buy Ace Frehley's new album instead.

Had a certain amount of creativity, but wasted it on the stage show theatrics and wound up with the most sterile class of rock imaginable.
The truly scary part is that they have a fanbase who could care less sbout music as an art form. they could just play the Alphabet song for two hours straight, and no one would bat an eye as long as they remembered the makeup and the fireworks.

KISS's marketing and merchandise was just a side affect of their fame in the late 70's. Under all that makeup the members of KISS write catchy rocking songs. And KISS's live shows are hotter than He#*!

I'll admit, I wanna rock and roll all night and I was made for loving you are classics, and I like them, but other than that they're not that good

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38 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.

Whoever thinks this band is overrated has zero musical taste. Rock and Pop aren't the only genres in the world. Pink Floyd is an art form.

The Beatles, Nirvana, U2, Queen, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, The Who, & Pink Floyd. This list is what's overrated.

Great band. If you think Pink Floyd sucks, you suck.

I bet anybody that says they are a great band stills smokes pot. That is why you think this band is good... You are all baked! Not many people born after 1975 like this band.

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39 The Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers Band

I have never heard of it, but I voted for it just for the name. A band that's actually called "The Naked Brother Band" can't be good. If it's succesful, it's totally overrated.

Wow, I completely forgot about these guys.

When was the last time I heard this band being mentioned, 2007? They were overrated back then, though.

I don't know who they are, but if they were popular in 2007 I should. They look like they're ten

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40 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

Terrible. On every level. I think they made new levels of terrible.

Although BVB is overrated by many emo girls who simply like the look, black veil brides songs all in all aren't that bad. The riffs are actually pretty good but the bassist and drummer are a little artificial sounding.

I hate when people claim they like 'rock music', but say their favorite bands are BVB and/or SWS.

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