Most Overrated Rock Bands

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21QueenQueen 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.

I'm just tired of people saying things like, ", Freddie Mercury is a genius. Bohemian Rhapsody is a masterpiece." They're ok, but aren't as artsy as some people are led to believe.

Bohemian Rhapsody is interesting to listen to, but is far from being a masterpiece. The song is more like a series of loosely tied together vignettes (musically, not lyrically) with some parts being good and others not so good. For example, in the part that goes, "I'm just a poor boy..." has a chord pattern that goes B, Bb, A, Bb and repeats. This pattern is used in various parts throughout the song. This pattern annoys me because it's simply going up and down a chromatic progression. In other words, it sounds like it was written by a nine year old with a few weeks of piano practice. Other parts like the one that goes, "mama, ooo-ooo-ooo-oo" are good, and I would have much preferred if the rest of the song expanded on this. It also crescendos way too early. It barely ...more

I strongly agree. I have no idea why this comment is thumbed down so low. - TimTamTheTurtleMan

Not underrated, not overrated. They deserve this big fame, I do however wish songs like The Prophet's Song, Fairy Feller's Master Stroke, Father To Son, Drowse, Flick Of The Wrist, March Of The Black Queen, White Man, White Queen (As It Began), Great King Rat, You Take My Breath Away, Brighton Rock, Liar and Nevermore got some more recognition.

I would have to agree, Brian May is a seriously underrated guitarist. And I would also say that the band, still popular, is not overrated at all.

They need to be higher, so many of their songs suck

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22Black Eyed PeasThe Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

What in is this bull? THEY'RE NOT EVEN A ROCK BAND IN ANY WAY. This site is full of crap.

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23ScorpionsScorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

They're not overrated. A lot of people, like me, think they suck - ChatonNoir

24Tokio HotelTokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass). In 2005, they started off as a hugely successful and trendsetting teen pop band in their home country with their debut album ...read more.
25X-Japan

I love X-Japan. I don't think they are overrated. The only person that seems to hate X Japan in every single top tens list is this LedZepp81 retard. I mean, most people here don't even know them (except for this stupid douche bag), so how are they overrated? Their music is inspiring and amazing. Just listen to Art of Life (worth 30 minutes of your life). Just so you know, I actually think Led Zeppelin is kinda overrated, and they are higher on the list than X anyways. However, I do think fans exaggerate sometimes, not by thinking X Japan is better than what they really are (even if they're not the greatest band that ever stepped on Earth), but by putting down every single Japanese band that isn't X. I'm a huge J-rock/metal fan and it irks me seeing X fans calling other bands trash because they're not X. X Japan isn't even my FAVORITE band... But definitely great.

I don't even know who they are but they're on like every list in the top 10 so I suspect foul play -_- - FresnoMMA

Then why don't you try listen to their music first? They're amazing - jadesweetbox

From what I can tell people on this site seem to love them. But I can't figure out why there borderline-horrible. I would say them and Avenged Sevenfold are the two most overrated bands.
Nirvana is also very overrated. - Chris-1

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26The Goo Goo Dolls
27MuseMuse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.

Overrated? You may not like it but they finally get the respect they deserve. And whereas some later songs may be considered overrated by picky fans, most people will not be familiar with their earlier even more brilliant tracks. A powerful rock trio with interesting and versatile writing, guitar and bass lines and effects, great vocals and not to forget some of the best live performances you will ever experience. Love it or hate it, but Muse is not overrated. Even if they sometimes make it to the charts.

Tasteless music. Tasteless band. Which blended therefore a lot of styles trying to sound originally. But Matt Bellamy did not manage to make any good songs (except Knights of Cydonia which sounds questionably same to Cecilia Ann by Pixies). So, what I wanted to say. People that like mediocre rock music will find it nice. I can not give this band more than 7 out of 10.

Don't know why muse are on this list, they are a great, talented band

It may not be overrated, but their fandom is certainly one of the most annoying fandoms out there.

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28Black SabbathBlack 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.

Their debut album is the GENESIS of all metal. Legendary bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and 'tallica all owe everything to these guys and Deep Purple. Considering they created a whole genre of music and other bands that always strike top 10 on every list (Sabbath isn't one of them) didn't, it's safe to say that they're UNDERRATED if anything.

HAHA. Putting Sabbath on this list is a joke. They deserve all the credit and more.

29One DirectionOne Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015 . The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

Bands like this deserve to be on this list. Not bands like Blink 182, A7X, Slipknot, LP, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Green Day, System of a Down or Nirvana. They are proper bands that make proper music - Danielsun182

Really, this low? Number 43!?! Ok, It is FINE if you like this, but saying it is better than Owl City? The Beatles? CRUSH 40, aka, the team who does all of Sonic's vocal songs? No. That may be your opinion, but that opinion is SHUNNED from where I come from, and so must this band be!

A bunch of teenage boys trying to play some music! Seriously I don't understand why some people (especially teenage girls) go gaga over them. If you think One Direction is a good band, my advice to you:Please start listening to some music preferrably Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Metallica or heck if you don't like rock some decent artists like Eminem.

Is one direction even rock? I thought they were just straight up pop.

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30AerosmithAerosmith 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 have many great songs and they are one of the best in the world, yet they don't get as much credit and recognition as other bands such as Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, Queen; etc. They are not overrated, they're underrated. And they rock!

You either love Aerosmith or you can't stand them. I am the latter. The only song worth I like is "Janie's Got a Gun", just because it's different as has a good message. Oh, yea, "Dream On" is trash.

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31HeartHeart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

Yeah, OK so they're women. Big deal. Their music is weak. So there.

Heart is the worst band ever and what's queen doing in this list - rodoglez

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32The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.

They were a solid rock band but baby-boomers believe them to be almost as groundbreaking and historically important as Elvis. I'm actually a fan of a few of their songs but they made some stinkers too. The fact there is a successful magazine called "The Rolling Stones" is enough proof that this band is way overrated and not only that but able to use their magazine to release top 100 songs of all time that list their own songs way too favorably near the top every time.

The most overrated band ever. There are no questions. Seriously Mick Jagger is a great performer don't get me wrong, but that is the only reason that these guys are considered influential. His voice is nothing special, Keith Richards is a so-so guitarist and Brian Jones there only stand out musician was rejected and killed himself. - Ledjam17

Good writers & good in the studio - seen 'em live and they're brutal - glorified garage band. They're like Dylan - also a great writer - should have had someone else record his tunes. But of course, all music is subjective - one man's garbage is another man's gold.

I can see the top comments and it makes me angry, but then I can remember that this has.6 percent of the votes, and it restores my faith in the world.

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33SlayerSlayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.
34311311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills.
35Children Of BodomChildren Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.V1 Comment
36Chicago
37Van HalenVan Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

Eddie influenced vai, no eddie no vai

Ok, who put Van Halen on this list? Eddie practically invented shredding!

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38DeathDeath was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.

They're more underrated because not lots of people really listen to death metal.

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39Blink 182Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

Nothing special about this band yet so much love for blink

I hate Tom DeLonge. His voice is so bad.

40EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Evanescence is basically just Amy Lee, she was the only member to be on 2 album covers and most people seem to only like Evanescence because of Amy's oh so amazing voice. I've seen so many people talk about how they love because Amy Lees vocals are so beautiful and she saved their life! Sorry but a band is more than just vocals and honestly she's a good singer but not as great as everyone seems to claim. Their lyrics and music is just pretty generic, there are better symphonic rock bands.

If there is something wrong with that band is that Amy Lee is the only member that gets credits. Evanescence is my favorite band, but I think the other members need more credits. - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

Evanescence is the best band ever

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