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441Eagles of Death MetalEagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998. Founded by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, the band also includes a wide range of other musicians that perform both on the band's studio albums and at live shows.

What other band can you shake your ass to almost every song?

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443The Walkmen

What a band - how can some of these be underrated. It's a contradiction that a band can be popularly underrated. For the record Deep Purple is grossly overrated in my opinion.

444The Outfield

Really guys. Most of these bands are already recognized and lauded.

446Mike + the Mechanics

Somebody has heard of Genesis and doesn't hear the band of Mike Rutherford. They've could've been excellent in status quo as the greatest band. They had all of their popular songs like the heart-wrenching The Living Years, All I Need is a Miracle, Word of Mouth and Over My Shoulder.


This is an odd list, I am not sure how more then half these bands are platinum sellers and are underrated especially iron maiden who have sold over 200 million albums. As far as the song writing and overall talent, belly are the most way underrated band ever along with enuff-z-enough and vain. You have bands like poison then Green Day riding high and it's like... What


Was expecting more stuff like Blue Oyster Cult, Mountain, Ram Jam, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Screaming Trees, and these guys. Not Rush, STP,
Dire Straits, Queen, ZzTop, The Who and Deep Purple in the top 20. they're great, but they get a good amount of attention. Other groups I named are only known for a song or two, when they have an incredible and diverse catalog of music.


Young talented lads from West London. Shame they were never given a chance.


The entire album "You'd Prefer An Astronaut" is one of the best of the 90s. No one sounds quite like Hum.

453A-haA-ha is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982. The band was founded by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy.

Easily the greatest "one-hit" wonder ever, they also have some really awesome songs that aren't "Take On Me", which is probably one of the greatest songs of the decade (this coming from a guy whose favorite band is either nirvana or the offspring). Their lyrics use their loose grasp in almost a cutesie way, "the sun always shines on T.V." being one of the most prevalent examples. Also, their cover of "Cryin' in the rain" took a song I didn't by a band I didn't like and made it really good. This is the defining band of synth-pop. If you want to show anyone what synth-pop is, show them some A-ha. Also, can we talk about how awesome lead singer Morten Harket's vocals are? Very few times has a singer taken a foreign accent into his voice and made it improve the awesome sound of his voice. The most recent I can think of off the top of my head is Dan Smith of Bastille. Lastly, songs that embarrass anyone who tries to do them in karaoke are almost always awesome.

454The Cranberries
457SloanSloan is a Toronto-based rock/power pop quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Throughout their nearly twenty-five-year career, Sloan has released 11 LPs, two EPs, a live album, a Greatest hits album and more than thirty singles.

Band from central Illinois that toured with Mindless Self Indulgence in 2006. No one else sounds like them, very original unique band.

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These girls rock. I wish it was still 2000 when they had their peak

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