Best Rock Bands of All Time

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221Miss May I
222Tegan and Sara

Lol how are they a rock band?

223Styx

A lot of the reasons for adults still thinking bands like Styx, Kansas, and Journey are any good are centred around pure nostalgia and lack of musical knowledge. This band in particular is merely a second rate amalgam of moments copied from superior artists - if you can't hear this you really should broaden your musical tastes.

Why is this band at #142 something wrong here. At least in top ten.

I also think that Styx should have been at least in the top 15 or better.

Top 15 for sure, come sail away is a top ten song

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224EuropeEurope is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno.

It is a shame that they have to be pigeonholed as a one-hit-wonder band with the song - The Final Coundown. They have formed back up and reshaped their sound too, for example, on their latest album "Secret Society".

They have been criticised by many music critics, mainly because of that one song, and are way underrated.

Actually I love The Final Countdown: it always gives me a boost, in fact I always listens to it when I have to carry out a hard task. Not to mention other really explosive tracks, such as "Superstitious", " Sign of Times" and more recently " Always the Pretenders" or "Last Look at Eden".

Hey! Why are they in a top 200? They should be in a top 10! They were first rock band on the list in 21 countries 1986. And remember The Final Countdown!

They should be in top 10

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225Lostprophets

1 of my favorite band and I love it so much their songs like last train home, where we belong, burn burn they all are awesome man... They know the real meaning of rock music

Lostprophets are the best. They really do know haw to rock. I love their songs like we bring an arsenal and where we belong. They really should be at the top 20 at least

They are immense fair play, I loves them I do butt.
Best welsh band! Cymru Am Byth!
Should be number one, Last Train Home and Rooftops are fantastic

I loved the album Liberation Transmission. Some really great songs on there!

226WeezerWeezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

This top ten has every band in existence weezer deserves better ratings then this

Weezer are such an amazing band! All the songs are amazing and the riff in Dope nose is awesome. How can they be so low they could be top 20 at worst. They have so many well known songs I knew about half of them before I even knew weezer.

Weezer! I loved this band when I was little, and still love it! It's super duper best rock band. Led Zeppelin should be 2nd and weezer should be first! Jimi Hendrix should be three, and kiss should be four.

Weezer should be in the top ten!

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227Feeder
228OpethOpeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. Though the group has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth's only founding member and primary driving force throughout the years. Along with Edge of ...read more.

Why is Opeth not on this list? Mikael Akerfeldt is the most talented musician I've ever heard (followed closely by John Petrucci). If you have never heard an Opeth song, you are doing yourself an injustice. Their music spans so many genres they have something for almost anybody. Definitely the most underrated band of all time.

Their constant switch to melodic and heavier styles of metal sound amazing, and they are definitely one of the best metal bands from the past few decades.

Ok... So I had to actually put them on here? Listen to Blackwater Park, so dark and atmospheric, so heavy and mellow. Just a perfect blend of soul and brutality

Opeth being this low on this list makes me so sad.

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229Tame ImpalaTame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.

Listen to mind mischief, elephant, feels like we only go backwards and half full glass of wine and you will see how good these guys are.

Just listen to their masterpiece albums (Lonerism and Currents). Although they are a newcomer band but they are great, maybe underrated. - malamJONES

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230Egypt Central

This band is fantastic, and I have no idea why they aren't high up on the list. Great sound, great band, great everything.

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231Crush 40

We can all agree that Crush 40 has produced THE all time greatest video game music.

Why is crush 40 at 911? it should be way higher

Made some cool songs for Sonic games - mtndewlord

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232OtherwiseV1 Comment
233SoilworkSoilwork is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Helsingborg. They are signed to Nuclear Blast. Formed in late 1995 by Björn Strid and Peter Wichers, originally under the name Inferior Breed, the band changed their name in late 1996 to Soilwork.
234Meat LoafMichael Lee Aday is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor usually known by his stage name Meat Loaf.

THIS is a rock band...Michael Aday's vocal performations are brilliant and Jim Steinman's songs are masterpieces, like the entire Bat out of Hell saga or Couldn't Have Said It Better...Even its greatness and to have one of the most sold albums of all time, it isn't recognized as it deserve, but with songs like Bat out of Hell, I'd Do Anything for Love or Bad for Good (with Brian May) they're at least one of the best bands ever

Meat Loaf?! You kidding me? Meat Loaf was a heavy metal band that didn't sing heavy metal. I mean what kind of song is I'll Do Anything For Love But I Won't Do That? Clearly he'll do anything for love because he disgraced metal and took a dump on some loose-leaf paper and put a slow tune to it. But I guess that's just the eighties. Metal bands in the eighties (excluding the actual good bands like Sabbath, Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Dio, Slayer, and Anthrax) had to have at least 3 crappy slow

Meat Loaf at 100 no way he should be in the top 4 With amazing Songs like Bat out of Hell Paradise by the Dashboard Light and Seize the Night - Greenday

I accidentally tapped the vote button while scrolling down on my ipod.

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235Cheap TrickCheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen.

For real one of the greatest bands of all time. Rick Nielsen is grossly underrated as an amazing songwriter and electrifying guitar player / fantastic showman. Just because songs aren't hits doesn't mean they aren't genius - go through their oeuvre and see how many gems this man has written. And stop lumping Trick in with crap like Poison and Motley Crue - they are in a totally different league!

One of those bands that pull a lot of disparate influences into something unique and magical. I remember how strange they seemed to me when I first discovered them, how unclassifiable but wonderful. Much greater than they are ever given credit for and one of the top 3 American bands. Undisputed rock GODS.

The Name is Cheap Trick, But not "Cheap" enough to get into 62nd place. They Kept the name so that others can get "trick"ed by the name because they don't want other dumb heads like the ones who voted here to praise them. As they don't deserve to praise them even

No other band captured my imagination like this one. Why they aren't totally revered by everybody is one of the great mysteries of life. Need to be up there with The Stones and The Who. New album kills!

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236The FrayThe Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and ...read more.

In my opinion The Fray is awesome. The Fray's one of my favourite bands and I don't understand why they are number 203 now. They should be in the top 10! Because they deserve it. They make awesome music with lots of meanings in the lyrics. So I hope they will be in the top 10. Love The Fray.

Yes, The Fray is amazing and forever will be. I'm so glad I discovered their music! I love them. They should be on the top!

I love them so much! They should be number 1!
Isaac, Ben, Joe and Dave, thank you very much!

Love me some The Fray... One of the best bands besides Nickelback and Lifehouse...

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237White ZombieWhite Zombie was an American heavy metal band that formed in 1985. Based in New York City, White Zombie was originally a noise rock band, and was known for its later heavy metal-oriented sound.

This is rob zombie you nimrods. How did you guys miss this one.

238KansasKansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind".

A very underrated band, known only for Carry on Wayward Son and Dust In The Wind, both of which are nowhere near their best song. They are, in my opinion, the best progressive rock band out there, or at least best American Progressive Rock band, and songs such as Journey From Mariabron, Lamplight Symphony, The Pinnacle, Miracles out of Nowhere, Magnum Opus, Lightning's Hand, Sparks of the Tempest, and A Glimpse of Home are really great songs, and I bet if you listen to them, you will find them better than most other bands, including many other Prog bands such as Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, and King Crimson. - DarkenedBrutality

Possibly best band EVER! An example of there greatness is their best song ever "Carry on Wayward Son"

you just have to hear icarus and icarus II to understand why is one of the best bands of all time, and songs like the wall, what's on your mind? and many many others

It's a shame these guys aren't in the top 10 both for this list as well as the top 10 progressive rock bands list.

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239ForeignerForeigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

Wait! #179! Saw them in concert a few years ago in Vegas...they rock the house down! I didn't realize that they had so many hits...they are Top 20 at least! I became a fan in just one night!

Way more hits than most of these bands. Foreigner deserves top 50

Who the hell is doing these ratings?

I love Foreigner

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