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201SublimeSublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.

One of the greatest bands ever and had one of the greatest bassist and guitarist you could find

This is one of the greatest bands ever.

Bands like bvb, My Chemical Romance, fob, and basically every other form of cancer come before sublime. ouch.

Best ska punk band for sure.

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202Traffic

Traffic was a super-group of their day, and they deserved the acclaim! Jazz-inspired rock with musicianship of the highest caliber. Some of it sounds dated today, but much of their music still sounds as fresh today as it did in the 1960's. I can only believe the low rating is due to people not knowing how good these guys are.

220? Really? Just listen and you'll move them to the top 10!

John barleycorn glad/freedom rider 1970

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203Alice Nine

Alice Nine is the most rising Japanese Visual Rock Bands in Japan. Their music are always grows and they tried to add other genre and mixed it with Rock like jazz, blues, ballad and some synthesizer.. they're awesome!

Best band ever. Shou's voice is amazing! They aren't a legend, but they deserve for attention too. Hope you like this band

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204Supertramp

Are you kidding? 409? Listen to their music. Who's list is this anyway?

One of the best bands in the music rock history.

I totally agree that they are "One of the best bands in rock music"... I just nominated them, thinking no one knew who they are.

Should be at least in top twenty

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205Metric

Damn solid group. I wish I'd found them years ago

Metric is great

206Crowded House

Neil Finn is one of the best songwriters of ALL TIME. Seriously, the man is a genius - listen to any of their albums for definitive proof. Pure gold people.

Can't say enough about how good the songs are - never seem to lose their magic.

New Zealand's best. Even Neil's Hobbit song is awesome!

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207NOFXNOFX are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 1983 by vocalist/bassist Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin. Drummer Erik Sandin joined NOFX shortly after.

Great punk band. Check out "The Decline"

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208MastodonMastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.

Along with High On Fire, the absolute kings of all they survey. Every album is damned amazing.

The fact that this band is 200 spots behind that atrocious band Bring Me The Horizon is sad

Everyone in this band is awesome, all their albums are awesome, ergo MASTODON IS AWESOME.

I totally agree this band should be way higher than some of these rookie bands.

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209Blue Oyster CultBlue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".

BLUE OYSTER CULT remains a band that though have been around for more than 40 ' years still just hasn't claimed what was undoubtedly, by all right its own- a top-notch place among the greatest bands ever. Alas! But it still continues to show its true, pristine colors by doing live shows throughout the U. S and thus always keeping up to its side of terms. And its followers, irrespective of how so few they may be in number, continue to worship them with an unbreakable faith. Buck Dharma to me is in the same league (if not the superior) to Frank Zappa, Van Halen and other unbelievably good guitarists of their contemporary era. For me, undoubtedly the MOST UNDERRATED BAND and LEAD GUITARIST of the 20th century. But I will keep on believing in them till my last breath. My Heroes-B.O. C and Buck Dharma.
P. S: I'M BURNIN'.. I'M BURNIN'.. I'M BURNIN' FOR YOU!

these guys are actually the greatest band ever, people just dont know more than 3 songs by them. COME ON! dont fear the reaper is the greatest song ever and they have the greatest guitarist.

Such a strange, singular band of it's era - rock, pop, psych, all tied up with lyrics that draw from mysticism, horror and poetry. Really not heavy metal in the traditional sense, just it's own many - headed collective. Name is quite apt as they were slightly too strange for true mass appeal, but until the ouster of A. Bouchard, one of the great American bands. The Unknown Tongue has spoken!

"I got a fever, and the only prescription, is more cowbell". Seriously, don't fear the reaper and burnin for you are amazing songs.

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210ApocalypticaApocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén.V1 Comment
211Faith No More Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.

Faith No More is easily one of the most influential bands from the last 30 years. Their music is so diverse, and almost all of it top notch, they at least deserve to be in the top 25.

160? are you serious? how can bands like A7X be above these guys? - Trish

Great band the vocalist are so good - mota

I still have faith

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212INXSINXS were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales.

Inxs is the greatest band in the world! They should be #1 on the list! Their hit including "Need You Tonight", "Never Tear Us Apart", "What You Need", "New Sensation", and even more will always leave a legacy in the rock n' roll business. Plus, they've dominated the world with their awesome music since the late 70's. INXS FOREVER!

This is a joke right? I've scrolled through about 50 bands I never even heard of to get to Inxs! One of the greatest bands ever! Live baby live enough said! - Davey7830

Why are INXS #248? This list is strange!

Come on! INXS at one time was one of biggest bands in the world..

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213ManowarManowar is an American heavy metal band from New York City, New York. Formed in 1980, the group is known for lyrics based on fantasy and mythology.

Because they can make music nobody else can create. That's why I think they should be on top 5. Manowar is awesome! Manowar is one of the best rock bands in the world.

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214Kyuss

Eventually became Queens of the Stone Age
Awesome band

215Jet

1 2 3 take my hand and come with me cause they are fine and they should be number one

Top Aussie Band, Was one of the better bands in the garage rock revival scene of the early 2000s. Have great guitar driven songs but also have a nice ballady/softer side. Highly recommend Get Born to any fan of rock, especially those who are interested in garage rock revival and bands like The Strokes and The White Striples

216ZebraZebra is a hard rock band founded in 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It features Randy Jackson, Felix Hanemann and Guy Gelso.
217Sigur RósSigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, who have been active since 1994. Known for their ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar, the band's music is also noticeable for its incorporation of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements. ...read more.
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219St. VincentAnne Erin "Annie" Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
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