Top 10 Bands Which are Killing RockThis list is made up of those Modern Rock Bands with bad/cheesy/insanely poppy lyrics. Those Modern Rock bands who cater to the lowest common denominator by being as trendy as possible, you know those bands which make people think modern rock sucks. Let's begin!
The Top Ten
You guys are all ridiculous. I am a huge fan of some of the greatest rock bands of all time, such as Queen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, etc. And I have to say, Imagine Dragons is NOT killing rock. In fact, they are not even a rock band! In an interview in September of 2018 before their release of the album "Origins", Dan Reynolds said, "We are not a rock band. People see that we play loud and I that I can get a bit screamy, and so they stereotype us as a rock band, but we aren't going in that direction. If that's what people think than I'm sorry." So if you guys did a little more digging versus judging, you would see that Imagine Dragons is going more in the direction of pop/alternative. You guys need to get over all of your "feelings" about Imagine Dragons killing rock, because they aren't. Enough said.
Well I am so sorry we can't put THEM UP THERE we can if we want, our opinion - Wolfstar
I wake up thinking "Believer" to myself
It's a sad state of affairs when IMAGINE DRAGONS is currently the most commercially successful "rock" band in the world. Screw all this electronically produced pop crap that this band puts out that somehow people classify as "rock music". If you 10 year olds want to listen to a real current rock band, listen to The Struts, Royal Blood or Greta Van Fleet. - phillysports
I agree with that statement its like Imagine Dragons is the only rock band that matters in the world - WWEWBMortalKombatFan
Yup because of their unwarranted and undeserved success more and more rock bands are leaving the genre to turn into electropop garbage that this band does, this band is killing rock music as we know it. - MetalWorldOrder
I like Coldplay - iliekpiez
I knew this would be on the list. - Userguy44
Very tough decision. But Coldplay has the WORST NEW ROCK EVER - rizzo824
Early Coldplay was good. But after Viva La Vida they turned so mainstream
Nickelback good. - Userguy44
It's 2018 and people are still riding the "Nickelback hating" bandwagon. Can we please just agree that Nickelback isn't the worst?
Chad Kroeger is an awful lyricist, and a lot of the hate is justified. - Pagepage21
Not bad - iliekpiez
Nickelback isn't even that bad - B1ueNew
These guys make Folk Rock look like a joke. Their overuse of the word Heart is so annoying, that it makes you wish to never hear the word again for the rest of your life. The lyrics are incredibly cheesy as well.
Killing folk? You don't have to like them, but literally none of these are killing any form of music. Music evolves, deal. These people are very talented, and in Little Lion Man they used to F bomb is a proper way. Again, you don't have to like any of these, but they are not killing a fly. - 445956
I only like 2 songs by them. - Userguy44
I only like Ride by them. They're extremely overrated and not even rock. When I first heard that Twenty One Pilots were considered a rock band, I was extremely surprised. I never heard any electric guitars or complex compositions (like Metallica with complex compositions), much less any guitar or any instrumental solos. I don't like Twenty One Pilots, but I like Imagine Dragons Less. - PhoenixAura81
I don't mind them. I feel like they manage to combine elements of pop, electronic, hip hop, and rock in a tasteful and interesting way. That's just me, though. I could totally see how someone could find their music boring and insufferable. - phillysports
Good band - iliekpiez
It's a shame how far Maroon 5 have fallen. In their earlier years, you could actually call them a "rock band" and not many people would disagree with you. They managed to incorporate funky grooves into a pop/alternative rock sound that was actually interesting to listen to. A lot of their old songs like "This Love", "She Will Be Loved", and "Makes Me Wonder" still hold up in my opinion. They were never amazing or anything like that, but at least they felt like a real band. Nowadays, their music is just uninspiring pop crap that feels like it was performed by one person as opposed to six people. It's also kind of funny that they're still called Maroon 5 when there's six of them now. - phillysports
From She Will Be Loved to Girls Like You. - Userguy44
Their more recent work is the Same as Imagine Dragons.
For me they are not bad but they no longer have the same musical strength in those years - MickeyMouse
What's Wrong with them? - Rathernotbenamed
You can thank Chad K. of Nickelback for their record deal, because they are just like Nickelback, and they are on Nickelback's label.
I'm not usually into this sort of thing, but I really like Panic! - LarkwingFlight
Not exactly a rock band. They're quite good though. - Pagepage21
The singer sounds like the way a hippo's face looks.
Overrated - SpectralOwl
No no no - iliekpiez
What? - Userguy44
Of course, like any other lists, this one couldn't stay without a troll item either... f. off...
They should have never released their debut back in 2002. Then this would have been much easier to say ; they suck suck suck... the only good thing they ever did was their debut album.
They aren't killing rock, they more so killed their own band. They switched from really amazing rock with their first two albums to weird anthem rock pop songs with this is war. But those were still good. After LLFD it just went downhill when they basically went all pop and electronic. I don't think anyone can hear a song off of AMERICA and say "that's rock." They are a pop band and their first 3 albums we're incredibly good and definitely did not kill rock. Most people acknowledge the fact that they are not trying to be rock anymore and it's really obvious they've moved away from that genre. - 10Jackson
I don't want to hate 30 Seconds to Mars. I love their debut album and 'A Beautiful Lie', they have had a lot of great songs, and Jared Leto is a genuinely talented rock star. But the direction they've been going with their latest album has been very poor, they seem to have more or less abandoned their rock roots, and it just emphasizes that they'll never make another album like they used to.
What a shame. - SuperSonic17
First off, what a lame name for a band, I know that the name does not affect the quality of the music, but come on really, "The 1975"?! Apparently the name comes from the fact that the band got their influence from 70s, funk, but naming a band after a year in that decade is the most uncreative thing I can think of. That's like if I formed a Neo-Psychedelia band, and I choose to name the band "The 1967", see how lame that is? Moving on from the name now, The band's music is also very generic, both lyrically, and instrumentally. They also follow trends way too much.
I'll be honest, stupid name, music all sounds the same. Only good I can see in this band is their acoustic sessions which the singer seems to ruin regardless with his trash voice
They are an insult to other Manchester bands such as Oasis, the Smiths, and Joy Division.
The question is, where they ever enough to qualify as a 'rock band'? - SpectralOwl
Used to be great, but 2010s FOB is so horrendous. - iliekpiez
This band is the definition of Bland Pop Punk, and Emo music. And just like a lot of other bands on this list they follow trends, like a "cool middle school kid".
They are so lame now - MickeyMouse
The closer they get to electropop, the worse they get. Makes sense. - DCfnaf
They give pop punk a bad name. Their cover of American Idiot was garbage.
But they aren’t rock - AliciaMae
Just because they dress as scene kids doesn't make them rock.
The Term "Earrape" is the best way to describe these guy's music.
It feels like someone's shoving their penis through your ears. - Not_A_Weeaboo
All emo music is terrible. Let this band's legacy rot in hell forever.
How can dead bands kill roc - Swellow
My Chemical Romance broke up in 2013, how can they be "killing" rock at the moment?. Sure their music is really bad, but they would be killing rock if they were still around. - Mumbizz01
They're by no means bad. They are arguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time. They have an awful fanbase, but all the music that they released, was superb. - Pagepage21
LP are not good - iliekpiez
You know.. Bands can't experiment and change genres.. Right? Whoever voted this onto the list is an absolute moron who has never heard of the words 'experiment' or 'change'. Linkin Park is quite an old band and their music genres have changed a bit so their music isn't repetitive or boring. I like their old metal and new electronic stuff. - LemonComputer
Nu Metal isn’t rock - AliciaMae
SHOUTOUT TO ALL MY FRIENDS! - Th47
100% cringe, like the entirety of hair metal/hard rock 80's bands. - winterbreeze
Why? They're awesome. I like their hardrock/heavy metal style! - Userguy44
That's the Spirit isn't awful. - Pagepage21
If this was after that's the spirit well I'd get what u r at there, listen to their actual main genre though, youll be dead for days - Chelsea Smile should be your start - Nutty Nyc
Struck by this young guns
A literal Led Zeppelin knockoff. They do not deserve to win any Grammys. - winterbreeze
This band's alright. - LemonComputer
Someone tried to be funny. Screw this person. - Userguy44
WHEN DID THEY EVER KILL ANY MUSIC?! ARE YOU GUYS ALL HIGH OR SOMETHING? - Th47
Just so you know, it's opinion. I actually like Queen. But it is NOT fair to judge based on opinion. You can't say anything negative about any of these bands if you're going to say stuff like that. (No I didn't add Queen by the way). - TheInsomniac
CruelApe69 said it best for his rant on them.
No this band never killed rock. - Soulstealer
Perfect example of Christian rockers turning into DEVILS!
Overrated band. The singer sounds like he has a frog in his throat.
Wow. The stupidity here just gets better and better. - Th47
I'm the creator of this list, and I've not added any of these classic rock bands which are now on here. Ignore them the people who are adding classic rock bands on here are just trying to get a rise out of you.
Y’all don’t like it because you can’t comprehend what they are trying to do. Their music is smart people music. - Th47
How the hell are they killing rock?! - Soulstealer
I played one of their songs on Guitar Hero and it's actually one of my favourite songs on Guitar Hero World Tour. :/ - LemonComputer
The trolls are dumb and unoriginal. Why the hell is the great Pink Floyd here? - Userguy44
"This list is made up of those Modern Rock Bands with bad/cheesy/insanely poppy lyrics."
The Velvets haven't even made a record in 45 years (47 years if you refuse to count "Squeeze" like most people). - Gg2000
How is this not here - B1ueNew