Best Alternative Bands of the 21st Centurymneilan
The Top Ten
The best band on this list WITHOUT A DOUBT. The bands like Green Day and Coldplay are NOTHING compared to LP. Sure I think that Coldplay is a bit more popular than LP but popular doesn't mean good at all. I've seen a lot of comments on this list saying that LP sucks and like that. They're saying this because they can't see their favorite bands not being on the top... But the truth is they can never be on the top because only one band deserves the top slot and that is Linkin Park. And the people who say that earlier they were great but now they suck just have no sense of music. Their first two albums were great but according to me they made even more great music in their newer albums. People hate them just because they have real talent. They dared to take risks. They dared to get out of their comfort zones and experiment with different genres of music. They didn't care about anyone else and did what they wanted to... which no band in the world could ever do. They are here for a reason ...more
They truely deserve it... Its not just a rock band, its a fusion of rap, rock n pop, I mean this is all what you need in a n I pod... You'll never feel to get some separate rock, pop or rap songs... You'll get all that stuff in just one band... This is music... LP is truely unique... Going in their own way... And most importantly, they create music that people should listen and not that people use to listen... Listeen to their songs, they are inspiring, touching and teaches us a lot and sense of music is really great.. So, though green day n muse r also my favorites.. But LP is still somethin' more than anyone :D LP for Life
The Best Band ever! Not just only in the 21st Century.. It's the best alternative band, no doubt.. Was a little confused between Linkin Park and Coldplay but Green Day is now where near them!
They're so uniqe and amazingV 10 Comments
I don't understand what linkin park is doing at the top...
green day is surely better than them(not in this particular list but in general) and their alternative rock songs are so better, with messages and full of meaning...
how are they BEHIND linkin park is what I cannot understand...
this list should be headed by someone better than them(like coldplay maybe)
Green Day's last two albums were alternative but that's enough to win this. Linkin park sucks they are mediocre rap mixed with mediocre rock. Behind green day should be RHCP rise against and foo fighters - treyanthonyyeah
Although they're actually punk, I'm going to vote for my favourite band anyway. - georgielikesgreenday
AwesomeV 5 Comments
They are definitely the most popular alternative band of the 21st century (sorry linkin park). They had best selling album throughout the entire world in 2008 with Viva la Vida or Death and all his friends. And their newest album Mylo Xyloto is incredible. Besides skydiving, seeing one of their concerts is the one thing I want 2 do before I die. They had one of concerts earlier this year broadcasted live on Youtube and at this I wouldn't be surprised if in the next 10 years that they were one the bands/artists who performed at the Super Bowl. They've got to be #1!
These are the best by far out of all the list, you can listen to their albums repeatedly and the songs they sing are all perfect especially Fix You, Speed Of Sound, Clocks, Paradise, The Scientist, In My Place and I can easily continue all day with more songs. HEY WHAT ABOUT STEREOPHONICS!
Great band and superb album (Mylo Xyto). Especially Chris' voice is superb. Linkin Park was excellent in it's first two album. But their next albums were much dissatisfied, especially last one released in 2012 was worst of their career. That also reflects on their latest album's sales. On the other hand Coldplay has been successful throughout their career. That's true Linkin Park has little more fans comparing Coldplay, but reality is Coldplay is bit better than Linkin Park (I am saying it being impartial). That because Linkin Park is Nu/Alternative 'Metal'(? ) band and Coldplay is Britpop/Alternative band. Alternative Britpop genre is always less taken by maximum peoples. Instead of all defaults, Coldplay is sold over 65 million sales and Linkin Park with over 60 million sales (As of 2014). And yes they both have released equal 5 studio albums.
If you want to know the best concert in 21st century, please search Coldplay Live 2012 Paris. Best show ever! Don't forget they always have a grammy nomination for all of their albumV 11 Comments
The Foo Fighters are a recollection of Nirvana. They bring forward such a different kind of message than any other band. Dave Grohl is such an amazing performer and entertainer by doing different stuff at concerts. He isn't afraid to take charge of his concerts. He is a brilliant leader of the brilliant band Foo Fighters!
Foo Fighters Should Be Number 4 or 5 Not 6 or below please vote them up their music and songs are amazing - mneilan
Great Band They Have Amazing Songs Foo Fighters Should Be Higher Up This List They Shou Be Number 5 Not Number 7 - mneilan
Great Amazing Band With Amazing Songs Vote Them Up Higher Please - mneilanV 3 Comments
Mr Brightside is one of the greatest songs of all time. Human is also very good
The killers are old but very good. They deserve it.
Human, Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me, Read My Mind, A Dustland Fairytale, Smile Like You Mean It, For Reasons Unknown, Shot At the Night, Runaways, Sam's Town, Spaceman. These are just some of their best songs (in my opinion) off the top of my head. They are amazing!
Hey guys just write on YouTube "muse wembley" you will see what I meant. They are just AWESOME!
You go to any Muse concert and the atmosphere, band energy, enthusiasm of the crowd and intensity of the music are way above any other live act I have ever seen.
Best band in the world. I love Muse!
The best rock band and the best live band of last 20 years.V 5 Comments
30 Seconds To Mars are unique for being so different than all the other bands I listen to, their lyrics and instrumental background are eloquent & each of their albums is massively unlike the others, stating in a superb way.
Their music is amazing, even when they weren't as popular. I like their older music as well as their post-hiatus music too. secretly obsessed with them :3
Their new music is amazing, they have really changed over the years and its for the best
Great band should be top 5
The Fray's music is excellent. Look After You and Heartbeat will always be my favorites.
How to save a life is possibly the best modern "Rock" Album ever devised.
Come on! The strokes are simply awesome! Just listen to machu picchu, you guys know what I mean.
Most original, smooth and creative rock music of the last 15 years. Better than all of the above besides maybe Green Day and Linkin Park. But Id still give it ti the strokes which managed to create such beautiful, and unforgettable tunes wihoutthe need to scream around allay and make a
I love this band I ve just listen their letest album comedown machine amzing julians voice is awesome the strokes must be in top five it deserve that position... )
Love nickelback! Best band ever by far. I grew up listening to them and no offense but they beat all other alternative bands. I listen to their music 24/7
This is a joke right? - YOUnique253
I seen them live dyblin 2011 amazing one of the best band live this band should be in the top ten at least please vote them up great guitar bass singing and drums
One of the most underrated bands. "Millionaires" makes you wanna sing along. "The man who can't be moved" makes you wanna cry. Just simply an amazing band.
Ah? The Script should be in top 5. They are awesome. They deserves better...
In my opinion the script is one of the best bands out here
One of the best bands out there.V 1 Comment
To me music is all about inspiration through music and feeling like the lyrics are a part of you and you can actually feel the music rushing through your body. No band does this better than Paramore. Love them with all my heart
Seriously? It's the best! But top 10 is good enough from thousands of band. Cause the band above is also quiet good.
Paramore should in the top ten with Coldplay, I mean if you've heard a paramore song you'll know why
We Are Paramore! Paramore Is The Coolest Band Ever!V 2 Comments
I feel sorry for the people that haven't even tried to listen to this band. For a band that has such great quality music, they really don't get the attention that they deserve. Yes, they are in fact the most important musical act of the 21st century. OK Computer (albeit a 90s album) is the quintessential alternative rock album, and probably the only album to actually be comparable to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. And they didn't even stop there... They continued to make Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief, In Rainbows, The King of Limbs, and the exceptional A Moon Shaped Pool, all of which are worth your time. Don't fool yourself.
Are you kidding me? Is this best Indie band by popularity or by content? I can't believe Radiohead isn't even in the top 10!
What? The band that made the best record of the century with Kid A isn't in the top 1? What about masterpiece In Rainbows? This is SO biased
This made me sick. radiohead are the best band of all timeV 2 Comments
Many of these bands deserve their place on this list, especially this one. It helped bring forth a new generation of music.
Everything they do is amazing there my 4th favorite band ever never released a bad song or album - rybread28
My Chemical Romance is the type of band that will live on forever, even after a break-up.
an ideaV 4 Comments
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