Most Underrated Rock Bands

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21The WhoThe Who is an English hard rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). The genres they were associated with happened to be rock, soft rock, hard rock, and soul rock. They are ...read more.

They are completely underrated! Each member is so talented and they're aren't appreciated enough for their talent. Everyone forgets that Pete Townshend's lyric writing is out of this world, and that Keith Moon's drumming in "Cousin Kevin" happened to be ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE! Also, John Entwistle had an impressive vocal range for a bassist. (He sings all the high notes in A Quick One, While He's Away). And Roger Daltrey is such an amazing singer! His vocals are so passionate and clean! Also, they made 3 ROCK OPERAS! One being a song, and two being albums! How impressive is that?! Ugh. Overall, these guys are so amazing but they're so under appreciated. - MontyPython

Even if I was not a huge fan of The Who, I could easily tell how underrated they are. Led Zeppelin and The Beatles get constant praise but I never see or hear anybody praising The Who for their incredible contribution to rock music. It's so sad as they are one of the best bands ever to have been.

The Who's music had everything. From great vocals to awesome guitar riff. But what really made the band was Keith Moons thundering drums and John Entwistle amazing Bass along with Pete's great writing. The Who are so underrated and The Who's Who's next album is one of the greatest albums ever made. So made great songs Like Baba o'riley, Wont Get Fooled again and Behind Blue eyes. Such a great band that more people need to know about.

They aren't underrated at all.

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22The AnimalsThe Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early part of the decade.

The Animals are my favorite band, next to Pink Floyd. They have an amazing creative sound, and unfortunately only one chart topper. Eric Burdon's voice is amazing, and their spirit and beats always can get a crowd moving. They need more attention. The Animals are amazing. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

23Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and as of 2015, the band sold over 90 million albums.

They're not underrated. They are the single greatest band of all time with an insane catalogue full of sick riffs and great overall songs, but they get all the recognition they deserve. They're no 2 on the metal bands list, and need I remind that metal is the most popular genre on the site? - Songsta41

they are so underrated, they should have one or two of metallica or slipknot's grammys. I love metallica but maiden is just..better. a7x is also underrated too. - sammoth

In what way is Maiden underrated?

Dude This band his huge what

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24Big Star

More of a "power pop" band, but nonetheless very talented, very underrated, and very influential. My dad introduced me to their music about eight years ago. He, my mom, and some of their friends have had some great memories with this band and now they have passed on to me. I'm only 17 years old and I can tell you that this is a real quality band right here

Check them out - they're from the 70's. Never got famous because of poor management and decisions made. Big influence on groups like REM and Placebo

When I was living in Chicago, I polished up on the history of popular music. Guitarist Chris Bell is an honorable mention for the 27 club.

I love their beautiful songs like "thirteen" and "September gurls" - ChatonNoir

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25Focus

Breaking Benjamin are not underrated. -_-

26The YardbirdsThe Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".

Oh come on! No one gives these guys credit! Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton both began their careers in this band! - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

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28Lynyrd SkynyrdLynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s.

free bird, sweet home alabama, simple man, and much more but so little credit - thefrozenlemon

One of their songs has become an anthem. Free bird is a genius song, and they have others that are excellent. They are so underrated and very talented.

They are known for "Free Bird", and "Sweet Home Alabama" but that's it. - hype

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29AnnihilatorAnnihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.

Better Than Metallica,No One Cares Again.And Kreator,Destruction,Sadus The Real Big Four Thrash Bands.

30Galactic Cowboys

Excellent band. I don't understand why nobody knows them!...

31Supertramp

No-one I know has heard of Supertramp and I can't understand why. I can't stop listening to them, love the use of saxophone, very rare in a lot of music. They are just overall awesome.

Supertramp and queen should be number one and two laugh out loud

Music with the most layers. Never heard that good music before.

Absolutely brilliant, eccentric music

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32Violent Femmes
33Rise AgainstRise Against is an American melodic hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes.

It's not only about their music, but it's the lyrics and the meaning. Rise against are and will always be my favorite band.

I will never forget this band. Love it

Some of the best lyrics I've ever heard and a unique sound

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34ToolTool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Awesome music.. Creativity.. Lyrics... This band should b in the top 10...

There music makes you think out side the box. Shows how. ignorant people are in the present and past.

35IncubusIncubus 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.

This band has some of the most jovial and haunting melodies. As stated before all the members are great at what they do and their music can really sends a message. All their albums are great but I really enjoyed, Morning View and A Crow Left of the Murder. They have many different sounds and styles, and their music can be very atmospheric. A lot of people will say their newer stuff is poppy, but after listening to If Not Now, When? Finally I fell in love. Still making music that's makes you think and feel. Probably my favorite band. Want to see them live soon watched their concerts many times via YouTube. AMAZING.

Dude this band is so underratted; they are never on the top 100 anything. All the members rock at what they do, are one of the only bands that can pull off having a dj, and have a vast array of styles. They put on a hell of a performance and every song is a new "favorite song".

Incubus is one of a kind. Matching rock with funk metal and alternative metal they created a unique music style that defined them in the early 00s.. They deserve more credit since they made awesome songs.

I loved their music video for - Pony

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38RedRed is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.

I cannot believe that most people don't know this band! All the media ever focuses on these days are people with no talent, but with pretty faces (If you call Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga and Nikki Minaj pretty, that is). A great band who writes more than meaningful lyrics... They're simply amazing!

red is a very underrated band

people with a tiny amount of talent like justin bieber get all the attention

but theres bands out there like red who can actualy write meaningful songs and actualy can make music!

It's really weird that this band doesn't get any attention. Unique music, meaningful lyrics, and very AMAZING vocals... So touching and emotional.

I love this band!

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39Alice CooperAlice Cooper was an American rock band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.

A living legend with a deep catalog!

Aw I love this guy but not wildly underrated

Alice Cooper is the King of Shock Rock and he's a showman, which makes his concerts all the more interesting. Still, he's not as well loved or recognized as other bands like Led Zeppelin; Guns N' Roses; etc;
He deserves way more recognition.

Amazing to see live - Beautifulsound

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40Jimmy Eat WorldJimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Arizona, that formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.

Probably the only band that hasn't been ruined by MTV. That might the reason they're unheard of.

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