Best Alternative Bands of 2010

The Top Ten

1 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

now they don't make songs like in hybrid theory or meteora ( the bests cd's ever) but they are a great band. linkin park rock's!

linkin park is the true alternative rock band with specializations in nu metal and rap-rock

Best band in the world they haven't made a bad CD yet!
- RickLp27

Great band but still think that three days grace, breaking Benjamin and 3 doors down are way better

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2 Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Arcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

Come on, The Suburbs was the best album of the year! And what is Avenged Sevenfold doing on this list. They're not even alternative ffs. Plus A Thousand Suns was a piss poor album. - InsertNameHere

3 Tame Impala Tame Impala Tame 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.

How isn't this on the list?! They had one of the best albums of the year and decade so far - Miko0031

4 The National
5 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, more.

Muse? Do I REALLY need to say ANYTHING more? Muse are LEGENDS! They're some of the most accomplished musicians on the planet and Matt Bellamy is just unbearably awesome.

Linkin Park is nu-metal. Not alternative. And Muse is the most addicting band around. Mostly cause their music is so amazing

If any of you have seen Muse live, they will forever be your number one band. Especially on their current tour (Drones 2015).

It takes six people in Linkin Park to do what Muse does with three. Even so, none of LP's songs have ever come close to the depth and meaning of countless Muse songs, such as "New Born", "Plug-In Baby", and "Time Is Running Out. "
Oh, and Matt Bellamy has the greatest male singing voice since Freddie Mercury.

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6 Car Seat Headrest
7 Preoccupations
8 Gorillaz Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.

Gorillaz are awesome they deserve more credit for their music! Damon Albarn is genius.

Simply great, innovative
reinvented the pop music - guizpom

Better than anyone on this list - JaysTop10List

9 Japandroids
10 The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

The Contenders

11 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

They released Brick by Boring Brick, The Only Exception and Careful

12 The Hotelier
13 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

Best band ever! So come on echelon vote. 6th place this is a joke -. - vote for the most amazing guys and the most amazing music!

They released Closer to the Edge and This is War

14 Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, more.
15 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

They released Burn It to the Ground and This Afternoon

16 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

No chance you can say they are bad.Paradise,Clocks,Talk,Viva La Vida,Strawberry Swing,Something Just Like This,Hymn For The Weekend and many more songs are there which makes them great.They proved they are the best from their first very successful song 'Yellow'.I don't know why this generation preffers Justin Beiber,Ariana Grande,Nicki Minaj more than them. - Boctinizer

17 John Butler Trio

They released Close to You and Revolution

18 Black Keys Black Keys The Black Keys are an American rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

They are awesome and only 2 members

Them ^^ Florence are amazing, definitely a good listen and not a bad album.
I love them and so hope I could see them in concert!

19 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

Danger Days is an awesome album that was released in 2010. My favorite band!

20 Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons are a British rock band from London, formed in 2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.

They released The Cave and Winter Winds - Adamrox

21 Amy Meredith

They released Pornstar, Lying and Young at Heart

22 Matchbox Twenty
23 MGMT MGMT MGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.

Dude, have you even heard their music? , coming from a true fan, their music is a true psychedelic indie, alternative, desereves to be number 1!

24 Cage the Elephant
25 3OH!3

They released My First Kiss

26 Florence the Machine

They released You've Got the Love, Rabbit Heart and Dog Days Are Over - Adamrox

27 Kisschasy
28 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.
29 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin
30 Operator Please

They released Logic and Back and Forth

31 British India

They released Vanilla, Beneath the Satellite and Avalanche - Adamrox

32 Birds of Tokyo

They released The Saddest Thing I Know and Plans - Adamrox

33 Gyroscope

They released Baby, I'm Getting Better and Some of the Places I Know - Adamrox

34 Jet

They released Seventeen and La Di Da - Adamrox

35 Basement Birds
36 Madness

How isn't this even on the list?! Not techically an alternative band, but still legendary. GO SUGGS! - nic1997ps3

37 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois . The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren . They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .
38 Secondhand Serenade Secondhand Serenade
39 Beach House
40 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
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