Top 10 Bands Which People Call Underrated, but Really They are Not

This is by no means me saying these bands are bad, I in fact like/maybe love a lot of these bands but I just find them far from underrated

The Top Ten

1 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and more.

Definitely not overrated. I think they get the right amount of praise. - Gg2000

They really are, but deep purple, rush and pink Floyd are not

2 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, more.

I strongly disagree. They are severely underrated - they invented the most elements of metal music but almost all credits go to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Ritchie Blackmore is a better and more innovative guitarist than Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page but he's always lower then them. Ian Gillan is a better singer than Ozzy and Robert Plant but he's always lower then them. Most of the metal fans don't even know Deep Purple had metal songs, and so on. Most people know only Smoke on the Water but Deep Purple have better songs. - Metal_Treasure

Ritchie Blackmore and Tony Iommi are tied- if they combined they would make the dream guitarist. Tony for riffs, Ritchie for solos. - SoldierOfFortune

LOL, you think that Ritchie riffs aren't good? Man, you are completely misguided. Ritchie wrote the most legendary riff of all time - Smoke on the Water there is. His riffs are faster, more metal and more intricate (except Smoke on the Water) than Tony's. - Metal_Treasure

3 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

They are underrated compared to Nirvana. But they are overrated compared to many metal bands. - Metal_Treasure

4 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band's final lineup is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their other members of that lineup: Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.
5 The Animals The Animals The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early part of the decade.
6 The Kinks The Kinks The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 1960s.

I only somewhat disagree here. I think they get a fair amount of praise in Britain, but in America, they are known for three songs. Most people know them as the progenitors of hard rock and punk rock (with which I somewhat disagree). I think they should be more known for making mature music (Something Else, Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur, Lola vs Powerman); these albums don't get much recognition in America. So no, I think they're truly underrated. - Gg2000

7 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more.

I am surprised they are considered underrated to be honest - Metal_Treasure

8 Joy Division Joy Division Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.
9 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Again, similarly to Soundgarden, they are very underrated compared to Nirvana. But they tend to be overrated compared to many metal bands, for example. - Metal_Treasure

10 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

The Contenders

11 Bee Gees Bee Gees The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
12 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. more.
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