Most Underrated Rock Bands


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461 A-ha A-ha A-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.

462 The Cranberries
463 Dishwalla
464 Semisonic
465 Sloan Sloan Sloan 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.
466 N.I.L.8

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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467 Kittie

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

468 Cast
469 Billy Talent Billy Talent Billy Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.
470 Evans Blue
471 The Fall

Endlessly creative over 30 plus albums and cited by everyone as an influence. Too few people even know who they are.

472 My Darkest Days My Darkest Days My Darkest Days is a Canadian rock band based in Peterborough, Ontario consisting of lead singer Matt Walst, bassist Brendan McMillan, drummer Doug Oliver, and keyboardist Reid Henry.
473 OPM

I've never seen any mention of them anywhere on this site, you'll probably know them from their hit song 'Heaven is a Halfpipe'. But the few people who actually knw of this band only do so because of this song, it's really saddening.

474 Quicksand

Timeless Grit that somehow slipped through the cracks.
Should be as known as a band like the "awesome" Helmet.
Is it too late? For a taste maybe try "Omission" or "Divorce" - LostinSonics

475 Lemon Jelly

They are even underrated on the underrated rock bands list! They are so underrated it makes me mad. No one had ever heard of them even though their electronic albums are just as good as Aphex Twin or Knife Party! - SammySpore

476 The Megas
477 Magnum

This 80s & 90s band based from Birmingham made fantastic songs and need listening to! Like 'rocking' Chair', Vigilante, How far Jerusalem and Only a Memory. Such a shame that many, many people do not know these. ENORMOUSLY UNDERRATED!

478 Forever In Combat
479 FireHouse

Great band, but unfortunately is mostly forgotten - Shake_n_Bake13

480 Stavesacre

"The best band you've never heard of"

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