Top 10 Bands that are the Most Overrated of Their GenreThese bands are the most overrated of their genre imo. These bands aren't bad in their genre they just got too much attention in their genre.
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Called the best band ever for just one song - christangrant
I think this one is pretty self explanatory.
I also think that, they could be on top 5. But being on number 1 makes them kinda overrated. - zxm
I wouldn't call the Beatles overrated honestly. They were a very pioneering band and helped push out Rock n Roll. Grant it they may overshadow other bands around it's time, like The Rolling Stones and Beach Boys, but that doesn't automatically qualify it overrated. They're one of the best-selling rock acts to this date and have influenced a majority of other successful rock acts of the 70s and up to the 80s. But I do admit the music media does give them too much credit in some cases so I can see why some see them as overrated. - cjWriter1997
Don't you mean people need to stop assuming overrated =/= terrible? - cjWriter1997
This one requires no explanation.
Most overrated band of all time.
Average musicians, average songs.
Honestly for Death Metal bands they aren't that great... Death's better in comparison.
I like Hammer Smashed Face, mainly for the instrumentation. The growls aren't really obnoxious to me. - cjWriter1997
I don't think Black Sabbath is overrated at all in the Heavy Metal genre, there's more overrated bands than Sabbath. - Mumbizz01
Their are better heavy metal bands out there than Black Sabbath.
I like them, but their best song (supposedly) One, I don't like at all, and to me, none of their songs are memorable to a large degree. - EliHbk
Best thrash metal, could be. But they are more overrated for the whole metal genre. There are other greater metal bands too. - zxm
Metallica's a good trash metal band but I don't think their personally the best of Trash Metal.
Again Skillet's not bad but they aren't the best Christian band out there in my opinion.
Red is way better I don't see anything I like from this band. - Nonpointed
Utterly mediocre music, and are sadly the figureheads for the alternative scene. Sure, they have a little more punch than a band like Coldplay and Dave Grohl is a very talented musician (his work with Nirvana demonstrates that to a tee), but I'm not a big fan of this band personally. - Mrveteran
Parkway drive is far better in this case. - zxm
One of the most overrated bands of all-time. - NvGNick
Eh... really self explanatory.
Weren't that terribly good of a band, sorry to say. The vocals are awful, and the rest of the band could barely play, not to mention how the 'iconic' Sid Vicious couldn't play bass to save his life. This band was all about the image, not the music (which we rightly criticise pop music for these days, but these guys get a pass somehow) and considering that there are more musically capable bands in that genre, it seems to be an utter shame that these guys are seen as the figureheads of punk. - Mrveteran
They weren't a bad punk rock band but musically Ramones was better.
They aren't bad but at the same time I've heard worse Nu Metal in my life time and I've also heard better Nu Metal in my life time.
The most influential though - EliHbk
This one just explains it's self.
A7X is more overrated.
Papa Roach is not Nu Metal they are alt. rock.
Their are more overrated bands than Metallica.
Try "Most Overrated on The Top Tens". They win that one by a light-year. - Crwth
I also find Queen little bit of overrated. But not for pop rock. They didn't play pop rock that much. - zxm
Queen is not Pop Rock Queen is Hard Rock nice try troll.
Skillet's far more overrated.
Oh my. That's a band I haven't heard of in a long time. I think I was 13 when I Iast heard their music. - cjWriter1997
May be the figureheads for it, but they are still terribly overrated and unbelievably boring. The occasional song may be tolerable and perfectly fine to listen to, but there's nothing that grabs many listeners. Unfortunately, due to their huge success, more Coldplays have popped out over the last 20 years, leaving the rock scene in general to be dominated by lame soft rock that mixes an up-tempo melody with slight melancholy to go along with it. Thanks Coldplay! - Mrveteran
Coldplay isn't really a soft rock band. They mostly played alt rock/pop, some piano rock, pop rock and pop. If they are overrated, then they are more overrated for alt rock. - zxm
Pop Rock and Soft Rock sound similar but Coldplay is Pop Rock.
Metallica's more overrated.
Punk Rock yes but no rock.
Oasis plays Britpop. It's a sub-genre of alternative rock. It was originated in 90s in England when US had grunge. So I think if they are overrated, then it'd be for alternative rock. Rather than whole rock genre. - zxm
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Top Remixes (4)
2. Led Zeppelin (Hard Rock)
3. The Beatles (Rock)
2. Metallica (Metal)
3. Metallica (Thrash Metal)
2. Nirvana (Grunge)
3. The Beatles (Rock)
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