Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 13

241 Kansas Kansas Kansas 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

These guys are great! They kind of remind me of the band Boston.

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242 Foreigner Foreigner Foreigner 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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243 The Fray The Fray The 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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244 The Avett Brothers V 1 Comment
245 Falling In Reverse Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

New band, made by the Former Escape the fate Singer, Ronnie Radke, After Returning from Prison, Ronnie made songs About his Experience in Prison, About ETf, And his life. Why I like this band is because, they are unique, their album was a hit, it had all types of songs, this band will be a big hit in the future

Deserve to at least be in front of Escape the Fate lol

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246 Bush Bush Bush are a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA.

Bush deserves better than 361 they are a very important part of 90s music.

Not the best band, but had lots of decent stuff, should probably be higher - mtndewlord

YOU GOTTA LOVE THIS BAND...
there's nothing that will make you hate them

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247 You Me At Six

What the heck they might not be too good but I do like no ne does it better'underdog'save it for the bedroom'loverboyand much more great songs they should be on the top 100 and how is all time low ahead of them they ttoatly not better than these guys rock on!

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248 Kasabian Kasabian Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards.

#144! Dear god, what is happening?

Kasabian in my mind are one of the greatest bands of the modern age, let me just throw some songs at you:

-Underdog
-Fast Fuse
-Fire
-Shoot The Runner
-Velociraptor
-Where Did All The Love Go?

Kasabian are fantastic and they don't deserve to be this low

Great band from the UK. Very unique style. Definitely should be in the top 50.

An amazing band with some great songs

Nobody likes Kasabian?

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249 The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses at 271? They influenced started the so called "Brit-pop" era of the 90s as well as producing their self titled album which for me is an all-time great.

The Stone Roses should definitely be higher. One of my all time favourite bands and influenced so many other artists!

Woeful list, Stone Roses are possibly the best band since the end of the 70's.

Ian Brown is awesome

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250 Cage the Elephant

Really underrated. Probably one of the best bands to come from the 2000s

Bad-ass. Easily the best band making music currently - redwings56

Awesome band... they're going to buzzfest 2016.. but as the MAIN THING WHICH IS AMAZING. GOOD JOB GUYS

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251 Danger Danger
252 Powderfinger
253 The Chariot
254 Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.

QOTSA is the greatest band of all time. this list should be called best selling rock bands because that's what it seems like. the only reason QOTSA is so low on the list is because they didn't (and still don't) have a "genre hype train" to jump on. what I mean is: they are not "indie" (which isn't even a genre), they r not metal, they r not new wave, they r not punk rock, they r not grunge, they r not glam death thrash hardcore punk pop blues. many bands got popular because they had some stupid genre to be a part of like nirvana and pearl jam (grunge), Metallica (metal). I would just say "rock" to describe them. listen to SONGS FOR THE DEAF. that album...

Pretty tight band, shouldn't be this low, definitely one of the best modern rock bands around

I'm sorry, but if there's ANY musicians reading this comment please! Listen to at least their last album. If you really are a musician you'd note that they have an original sound, original musical constitution, they have good meaning, and well, they have great sound! This should easily be right behind all the legendary bands like Led Zeppelin, and DEFINITELY ahead of Linkin Park, Green Day and 30 seconds of Mars

One of the best bands of the last 20 years, should be top 30 of all time at least.

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255 Eraserheads Eraserheads Eraserheads is a Filipino rock band formed in 1989. Consisting of Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala and Raimund Marasigan, the band became one of the most successful, most influential, critically acclaimed, and significant bands in the Philippine music history.

ERASERHEADS, if they were not born, Philippine's MUSIC will not be alive. They serve as the inspiration of the Philippine band. They are compared with the Beatles, and so, they are so humble. They are the "THE BEATLES" of the Philippines.

The best band on earth"try to listen to their music

This is best band in the Philippines
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You must hear their greatest songs

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256 The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

Seeing The Smiths this far down doesn't surprise me at all. One of the best bands in the history of music indeed, they have influenced every single act that has come out of the British rock since 1987, but they wouldn't be The Smiths if they achieved mainstream success. The Smiths stand for the outcasts, for the outsiders, for the alternative. Morrissey's lyrics entwined with Johnny Marr's melodic guitar playing gives us the most prominent songrwiting partnership since Lennon/McCartney. However, honey is not made for the lamb's snout. Let them stick to Linkin Park and Chester Bennington,30 seconds to mars and Avenged Sevenfold while we listen to the real thing.

Absolute travesty to see the genius of The Smiths so far down on this list. Daring and never seen before lyricism, one of the best guitarists to ever exist and hugely underrated bass and drums from Rourke and Joyce. This band has inspired the likes of the Oasis and Radiohead for crying out loud people!

No other band had more influence on 90s alternative singer-songwriters as Morrissey and The Smiths. Without The Smiths, "emo" would have never existed. Morrissey made it OK to say exactly how you felt about being awkward, nerdy, geeky and misunderstood. Johnny Marr's famous guitar stutter effect on "How Soon Is Now? " would forever change the sound of alternative rock guitar forever and spawn thousands of copycats.

Musically superlative; no other band touches their staunch, wizened, yet eloquent realism, they've come and gone and nobody will replicate the Smiths, ever. Should easily be making the top ten, dare I say a worthy contender for the number 1 spot?

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257 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

Twenty One Pilots music has power to it! Each and every song speaks words of wisdom! No matter who you are you can relate closely to one of their songs. The style in which they use makes you really get into the music and makes you think about what the lyrics mean and bring happiness to everyone.

Why isn't my favorite band higher!? Their music is easy for me to relate to and it makes me feel happy. But, as it says in Message Man, "These lyrics aren't for everyone." Maybe their music and lyrics is hard to understand for some, but I know that isn't the case for me.

They are great, but they are singing Hip-Hop, not Rock

You are down...feeling bad...well listen to holding on to you and guns for hands...there will be a change in your feeling

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258 Primus Primus Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys ...read more.

Primus has the best bassist in the universe, and all of the songs are awesome! Anybody who tries to beat Primus at being awesome will fail. Primus Sucks!

Primus deserves better than 139th place. Primus deserves to be in at least the top 50. Les Claypool auditioned to join Metallica once after the original bassist had died, and he didn't make it because he was too good.

Heh, it's a pity that not in first 100, but still good that in first 300

Best bassist ever, but he's practically the whole band.

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259 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

They're so amazing. I'd recommend it to everyone who absolutely loves heavy rock with amazing screams...

I cannot tell you how kickass this band is.. You should listen to their cover of dio's holy diver..

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260 Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys

It is not a rock band at all... You have insulted the genre by inserting this band in the list. Where is Pink Floyd?

They are a rock band of some sort and I LOVE them even though I'm 53 1/2 years old! They should have been way better on the list!

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