Best Alternative Bands of All Time
The Top Ten
Nirvana is clearly the best band ever!
Kurt Cobain is amazing!
They should be number one!
Nirvana is an overrated band, and they are still popular just because Kurt died very young and this makes him more famous!
How the heck is Linkin Park possibly number 1? Nirvana is one of the greatest and more influential bands of all time, rated the 30th greatest musical act of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Linkin Park, although a good band, is absolutely nothing compared to Nirvana.
Why the hell is this after linkin park? They definitely deserve to be at the top spot.
It annoys me when people say that Nirvana, and Nevermind, are both overrated, because when they finally offer an explanation, they only have their own opinion of the music to share. That's not what "overrated" means. Calling something "overrated" is to deny the importance of the subject. Liking the music is more of a subjective take, whilst how under or overrated a band is takes facts into account. Nirvana, whether you like them or not, were, and still are, important in popular rock music. The ripples of what albums like Nevermind did, can still be felt today in a lot of popular music. They weren't necessarily doing anything that the Pixies weren't already doing, musically speaking, but they certainly popularized it and popularized a subculture of people. To call a band like that overrated is a bit like denying the fact that the sky is blue, or that the grass is green. People just enjoying making their arguments stick out as more than just pure opinion by using words like "overrated", ...moreV 379 Comments
Well linkin park has always been loved by people. All of their songs are great and famous. So they really deserve this spot. We all love you linkin park...
Linkin park, you have that power which I want in a music. I'm truly like all your songs...
I think you are a catalyst to the rock music, without you rock is incomplete.
Amazing band with the rare ability to expand and create genres.
They are not afraid to experiment, and they take pride in every song they write. Their popularity is well-deserved.
Most people think: Linkin Park is second? That's nuts!
Well, I admit that their latest songs are too much pop, and are not the best if you exclude One More Light. But, if you read the lyrics of every song you will understand what Linkin Park is about. Linkin Park's lyrics talk about life, some are uprising, some depressing. And about their latest songs, this is the reason they are not pop, even if they sound like pop:
There have actual lyrics.
I mean, hating Linkin Park is completely fine, but no one should only judge by the sound.
Radiohead are one of the best bands I've heard, I love all their music and the uniqueness of what they do. Awesome band
There utilization of sound is unparalleled. They feel a rhythm, set a mood, and construct lyrics accordingly. They are also continually inspired to experiment, leaving them ahead of the curve when compared to other bands in their cumbersome "genre".
RADIOHEAD, the BEST band in the world
HAIL TO RADIOHEAD! - jonnytielman
Not just the best Alternative rock band, one of the greatest rock bands of all timeV 301 Comments
Green Day is my entire life! When Green Day is over so is my life! That is how much I love their music!
Go listen to their song. Then come vote. GREEN DAY rules. If you know vh1, their favorite Band is vh1. Don't care what you think but GD IS AWESOME. Observe the pattern.
GOOD-o=GOD-o=GD. At every stage, it gets better. Their inspired by the ramones. They used to have another drummer for their 1st albums. Together, billie, tre and mike have formed the gods of alt and punk. Rock
That is the most incoherent blob of utter nonsense I have read today. Actually, this entire month. - dlbk03
Everyone above this is SUPER overrated. Well except Radiohead. I just don't understand how they're "better" than Green Day because they only had a few hits, whereas Green Day had many. Linkin Park isn't in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame yet, Radiohead got inducted 2019, and Nirvana was inducted in 2014. This isn't better than Green Day's induction in 2013.
Why Green Day beats the "top three" bands on this list:
1. Nirvana is so repetative
2. Linkin Park is too pop (Green Day isn't)
3. Radiohead had nowhere near as man hits as Green Day
4. Green Day has a different sound for every album (almost 13 of them) without abandoning who they really are (like Weezer in the Black Album)
These guys are one of the best bands around if you haven't heard Blood Sugar Sex Magik or Calfornication then you missing out on so much these guys got me into rock!
They're just like the alternative angel sent by the gods of rock..
They wave the sound just like moving the earth..
Not exactly funk not exactly alt rock, but wonderful nonetheless. Highly reccomend Blood Sugar Sex Magik and The Uplift Mof* Party plan. *= o - IknowAlotAboutMusic
The Best Alt Rock Band and also most successful one too.V 110 Comments
The best bands of all times are from england. Coldplay is one of them. You know? coldplay music helps you a lot. When you hear it you feel like a God. Songs like Yellow, The Scientist, trouble, Fix you, Viva La Vida, Lovers in Japan, Clocks, In my Place, Gravity, White Shadows, Square One, Sparks, Green Eyes, Violet hill, Shiver, etc.
The Best Song Of Theirs Is Speed Of Sound. Its Is So Much Of A Modern Music. Wish I Could Make Songs Like Those.
Despite the widespread philistine opinion that Coldplay is Radiohead Lite, they have a much greater talent for writing noble conservative music, i.e. beautiful songs and great melodies. - UncleDave2703
They are indeed the best! they have a huge range of songs! >><<
look at songs like don't panic, clocks, warning sign, the scientist, fix you, politik, life in technicolor, viva la vida, violet hill, strawberry swing, lovers in Japan, green eyes, a message, trouble, in my place, shiver, speed of sound, sparks, high speed,... the list never ends... as their immortal talent... they are rightly the numero uno of alternative rock band of all time!
True that! This is the best band ever. I think I've listened to Viva la Vida about 100 times in the past couple of days! Incredible. Absolutely incredible! I think a lot of people agree! - 4daysbroV 281 Comments
This band is Amazing for Alternative. - Soulstealer
Best band ever
I honestly prefer them over Foo Fighters. - Userguy44
Green day haV 43 Comments
In this day and age where music has to be "PRODUCED" into somewhat crappy air-able songs, this band stands head and shoulders above the rest. Every song on every CD sounds exactly the same at the live show. They are a group of musicians who have become masters of their craft. I went to see Skin and Bones in Seattle WA at the Key Arena and it was the BEST live show I have ever seen in my life to this day.
I can't say I've listened to a Foo Fighters album I haven't liked! It's impressive how they've had such a revolving cast and still enjoyed so much success; then again with a nucleus consisting of Dave Grohl, how else will you do?
Foo Fighters its a band who has been playing since 1995, and since then they keep innovating, every album they made its absolutely well done, with lots of passion. I do really think that they are one of the best alternative bands ever
Oh my god! Foo Fighters are one of the most important bands ever in my opinion, hence the reason that they headline almost every music festival that they are invited to play at, and sold out Wembley Stadium at a concert! Nirvana were a shadow of a band but somehow got second! :OV 73 Comments
The Edge's Delay rules. - SharkDestroyer
Any of the bands ranked above them in this poll would trade places with them in a second. Their unique sound, incredible music, and undeniable influence over time - musically and culturally - make U2 the giant of giants in this genre.
No one can compare to U2. No one can compare to their influence on rock music, and their epic albums.
How the actual HELL are the Foo Fighters, Lincoln Park, PEARL JAM, etc. ahead of U2?V 41 Comments
Linkin Park and Coldplay are great bands, but they can't be in top 10 on this kind of list. Top 50, maybe, but not top 10.
As many people here said before me, R.E.M. invented alternative rock. Of course, there were some post-punk bands before them that set the base for it (Joy Division, The Cure, Talking Heads), but R.E.M. made alternative rock the way we know it today. That's enough reason to get them on #1. - Adrian_4
R.E.M. should be way higher than it is. I mean they nearly invented alternative rock
Without R.E.M, bands like Nirvana would not exist.
They basically invented the genre and they owned it for decades. They are easily top 5 and likely top 2.V 65 Comments
Muse is awesome. Nobody can beat them, no matter what anybody else says. In my own world and Muse is at the center of it! Muse deserves to be at the top of every alternative and rock chart out there. Or at least that's my opinion.
11th place?!?!... Silly public voting systems... Let the experts vote muse would be 1st
I first saw them at the grammys 2011 and I've been their biggest fan since. Search 'muse wembley' into YouTube, you will be blown away!
Muse is sooo underrated. Tell me other band, that combines rock, electronic music, classical music, even dubstep and metal or movie music and sound amazing on EVERY ALBUM!V 297 Comments
Staley's voice, Jerry's lyrics, sexy Mike on bass and Sean on drums, nothing is better.
I just love this band. STANLEY IS A MUSICAL pIoNeEr.
The first the greatest
One of the best bands ever! Listen to their music and you will see why. - Userguy44V 27 Comments
FAVORITE BAND EVER! They sing about real problems and feelings, not just getting drunk and partying
My Chemical Romance is amazing! They are my favourite band ever. They always change it up, and their new album did it! It is like an amazing dystopian novel, and this is it in song form. Listen to it, you won't be disappointed.
My chemical romance is amazing. In ways more than a band as well, they save LIVES
Classics like "Welcome to the Black Parade" and "I'm Not Okay" to songs like "Cancer", "The Light Behind Your Eyes", and "The Ghost of You". They have songs that deal with mental issues that are the most relatable I've ever seen. I've never heard a band that talks about the real life problems like My Chemical Romance. Heck, My Chemical Romance has done more for me than a therapist could. Love to Gerard, Mikey, Ray, and Frank!V 277 Comments
There are fewer bands with discographies as diverse and high quality as the Smashing Pumpkins. What sets them apart from many other bands on this list is their flexibility. From the classic fuzzy dream of Cherub Rock to the sweeping orchestral arrangement of Tonight, Tonight, brooding Cure-esque There it Goes, the saccharine wonderland of Cupid de Locke, the tender beauty of For Martha, the jangly psychedelia of I Am One, and the addictive poppiness of 1979 and Perfect, the Pumpkins have not lost an ounce of their artistic integrity and skill. Regardless of how much they diverged from their most easily associated Siamese Dream sound, they continue to remain distinctly unique in their artistry. Billy Corgan (perfectionist, prolific songwriting genius, and underrated guitar virtuoso) spearheaded one of the most fluid and honest bands in Alternative Rock. Many bands on this list wouldn't be here if it weren't for the tremendous (and often overlooked) influence the Smashing Pumpkins ...more
Billy Corgan is an amazing song writer and Siamese Dream is such a good album. Every time they play they have that unique sound, where it sounds like there is 20 guitars but there is only 2. The sound and control that Jimmy Chamberlin brings on the drums is fantastic. The Pumpkins are one of the most influential bands of the 90's.
If you haven't listened to Siamese Dream, your ears are virgin
How the hello is this below my chemical romanceV 59 Comments
Best music I ever heard! love it, and listening it 24/7.
the lyrics that they right are so koewl! I have 4 albums of them and like them all four!
they should be more famous!
Simply Phenomenal, these guys give the listener exactly what he desires to hear, they are one of the rare bands whom are famous for more than one song (Pain, Animal I Have Become, Never Too Late, The Good Life)... Most of the other bands on this list are loved for a certain song only, and this is what makes 3DG distinguished! - DJZeezo
The absolute best band EVER!
This band inspired me to start my musical career. There songs have so much feeling, Adam's voice is perfect. The rage shown in there songs is so inspiring. They are perfect. Name one song that they have made that's not amazing.V 108 Comments
Yes, Imagine Dragons is a good band. But I'm really surprised that people are commenting stuff like "Oh they should be top 5! " Remember these guys are still very young onto the scene for the most part. They are also much more pop-oriented than most bands here. Consider how many classic bands you would have to put them ahead of to make top 5 happen. Right now the top 5 is Nirvana, Linkin Park, Green Day, Radiohead, and Coldplay. Who are you going to displace from that group? Foo Fighters, and Red Hot Chili Peppers would also have something to say about it (among like 10-15 other bands). They definitely have done a lot of good things for music in a short period of time and I enjoy their music. But just because they are currently dominating the alternative scene in terms of mainstream popularity doesn't make them an all time contender (It doesn't necessarily make them the best alternative band active either). I think #22 is a perfectly generous spot considering how long they have been ...more
I must say that I'm genuinely surprised that Imagine Dragons are this low on the list. They might not match up to bands like Nirvana, but Linkin Park at number one? Really? I love Linkin Park, but Imagine Dragons or me into alternative, and they are going to keep me in. Songs like "Demons, " "Ready, Aim, Fire, " and "Bleeding Out" are going to make history.
Not alternative in the slightest... - RighteousMalevolentV 134 Comments
If you think the Arctic Monkeys don't deserve the number 1 spot, That's Where You're Wrong. You may ask 'Who are Arctic Monkeys? '. Well, Only Ones Who Know their music will really appreciate their greatness.
In 2004 they released their demo album 'Beneath The Boardwalk', and ever since, they have been building their style Brick By Brick, releasing five studio albums, all containing Mad Sounds. I've done some Brainstorming, and I can think of 505 reasons why they are the best band in the world. I won't write them all, otherwise I'd still be here When the Sun Goes Down. But I will tell you that I have A Certain Romance with their music.
The Bad Thing about this site is that nobody appreciates good music. Seriously, it's berserk. So Snap Out of It, and vote for the Arctic Monkeys! And if not, Do Me a Favour and Leave Before the Lights Come On.
Linkin Park at number 1? Bah! Humbug
39! ! Best Band Ever! Should be up there in the top 5!
'I bet you look good on the dancefloor' - Best Punk/Indie song ever!
Open your ears people and listen to them, best group of the 21st century!
They should be number 1! no doubt
Best lyricist. Most imaginative, descriptive, and so full of emotion. Simply great music with deep meanings.V 71 Comments
Really? 18th? Behind Imagine Dragons, My Chemical Romance, and Linkin Park? You guys are nuts.
Should be around 5 or 6 if not higher. I mean, they influenced Kurt Cobain.
Simply the best. This whole chart is a joke. Has anyone even heard Vamos!? Thought this was alt rock, not pop rock.V 59 Comments
How does a two piece band make so much noise? I have no idea but I love it
The White Stripes hold that sense of rock and blues foundation that everyone should at least try out. Distinctive unadorned musical attack with Jack on guitar and vocals and Meg's drumming creating that perfect sense of straightforward, raw alternative rock. The duo is genuine, they stick to their roots and do their thing like no one else can.
This actually makes me angry this duo are by far and a way the best alt rock group ever. Its called alternative rock and there's nothing like the white stripes out there not even the raconteurs with the same person from the white stripes are in the white stripes league
The White Stripes most definitely need to be higher. They have an interesting, and unique, simplistic approach to rock music which few have been able to replicate. Most of all, they manage to make incredibly heavy and large scale music, while only having two members. That in and of itself is a great reason for them to be higher on the list.V 33 Comments
54, Really? Who is voting pre-teens born in the early 2000s? Come on guys lets get those votes in and move Incubus to at least the top 10...
Incubus are Genius
Their is no band in the world that could produce the same music as incubus.
Incubus never get old and although their last album isn't as good as the rest they still are a band you could listen to over and over again,
Incubus are the most influential band from my childhood and growing up years. And the music from their first four albums were almost all "works of art", in the truest sense. That's what music started out as and I feel like they are one of the fading remnants of true originality and music creating (as I feel nowadays this type of artist only makes up about 10-25% of music).
They are frigging epic, honestly Brandon has one of the best voices I've ever heard in my life, he honestly sounds better live than on the album.V 31 Comments
No, you sir are deaf. Avenged isn't Alternative. It's Rock verging on metal.
Lmao, calling this band alternative is like calling AC/DC heavy metal. - RighteousMalevolent
Just saw them in concert for my first time and it was my first concert ever, they're music is pretty much the best rock music ever in my opinion. It's just crazy how they can put so much emotion in some songs but still rock out at the same time. Avenged Sevenfold is amazing and if you don't like them then something wrong with you...
Why the hell is Avenged Sevenfold down here.. People, get your ears working, because there music is amazing. You all are deaf.
These guys should be in the Top 3.
Weezer's song writing is better than at least 10 bands above it on this list
Whaat the? their productivities, their lives performances and most of all is only weezer could make songs you could enjoying sing full album every time they release it
Weezer has some of the best songwriting around, as far as the first 2 albums go. They still have many great albums past the blue and Pinkerton era, but if you look at those two albums alone, Weezer may possibly be the best alternative group of all time.
the bestV 45 Comments
Excuse me, how is Soundgarden not in the top ten, if not in front of the smashing pumpkins, of all bands? Ridiculous. I understand about the Food Fighters, and, of course, Nirvana, but please! Make way for the real god of Grunge, Chris Cornell! He has an awesome voice, he can go high, low, scream, he's the whole package. He's obviously better than the whole lot of Linkin Park and Smashing pumpkins put together!
Let me remind you of one of their hits-
Black Hole Sun- the words in it dampen your soul with the depression that was felt writing the song. Either that, or Chris Cornell was stringing random words together in a new song. Even if he did, it sounded perfect
Way better than Nirvana which is the most overrated band of all time!
These guys should be way above 100. One of the groups that defined 90's alternative. Chris Cornell is a great songwriter, Kim Thayil is a great guitarist. People need to stop voting for Linkin Park and vote for Soundgarden.
They fall under the great 90's grunge sup pop genre. I recommended the albums Badmotorfinger and Telephantasm. Also for metal heads. - IknowAlotAboutMusicV 13 Comments
Lmao, there are so many trash bands ahead of these guys (i.e. Nickelback, Imagine Dragons, COLDPLAY). Also, a lot of these bands aren't even alternative, like A7X for example. This band should be no. 1, no question. - RighteousMalevolent
It is obvious that a best "alternative" list is flawed when Joy Division is not in the top ten. They we're one of the founding fathers of alt rock.
Are you kidding me. This list is wac if this iconic post uk-punk group is not in the top 20. Most of these groups borrowed from this amazing group.
The father of alt. Rock should be in top 3V 5 Comments
Very deep lyrics, just like your mum
In my humble opinion, Nickelback has published some amazing music. Sure, some of their lyrics aren't exactly appropriate and I can understand that viewpoint from the haters. However if you can look past that, the music in general has an awesome sound and it never bores me.
So many people out their hate Nickelback. Sure, they've had a few not-so-great songs, but then again doesn't everyone? I love their guitar, and they are still walking through the massive wind of hate that is being hauled at them at every opportunity. Please don't hate on them, or any artist.
Just listen to their songs and try to relate them to your life you'll definitely be surprised how close they come. I'm a fan of almost every band in this list and huge lover of alternative and rock and believe me when I say it these guys deserve a WAYY higher spot than 27!
Yeah, because I can totally relate to songs about sex, strippers, and alcohol. - DunsparcityV 31 Comments
The fact that Sonic Youth is barely in the top thirty shows exactly how legitimate this list is.
Although I prefer Radiohead, (my favourite band) Sonic Youth embodies "alternative" better than any other band here, let alone Coldplay. Really? People these days have forgotten what "alternative" means. Most of the bands in the top ten are pop rock, art rock, and punk rock. Sonic Youth, on the other hand, are very alternative, and turn noise into music. Listen to them, they are very weird (in a good way).
These guys really need to be higher. I know you'll hear that about every band here, buy these guys were amazing. Their unconventional song structure worked amazingly. You can't name any other band that has to bring nearly a dozen guitars on stage because of tuning. One has three low E strings! And we all know what Thurston did with the screwdriver. Please, don't vote for those higer guys now, just get these lower people where they need to be.
Should literally, objectively be number one on this list.V 23 Comments
A lot of overrated, trashy bands are taking spots higher than this awesome band! These guys are so conscious about the society and have songs of meaning. (not a band singing about why they're angry and don't know why and smash their head on walls). Listen to their songs and you'll feel the difference... Then vote for them to be #1!
Dude it's the
Serj Tankian voice
Shavo Odadjian bass
John Dolmayan drums
Daron Malakian guitar
What do you need
The greatest band of all time by far! - moose4life19
I'm annoyed by how much crap made it through to the top lists. Such overhyped mainstream garbage. People need to wake up and listen to what they like. Not what is shoved down their throat or what their friends like. nevertheless, I am voting for System of a Down. I have grown less of a fan over the years, but that is because I expanded my music library from 10 artists to 97. They deserve this vote. Plain and simpleV 27 Comments
Disturbed is simply amazing. They have such a unique sound and their lyrics actually mean something. 'Another Way to Die' actually surprised me because I've never really heard of a rock/alt band caring about something like the earth. I love them.
I grew up with disturbed! Definitely one of the best bands...
Down with the sickness
So many more:/
Disturbed is an AWESOME band! I grew up with them!
AGAIN, this list is ruined!V 2 Comments
Could listen to them for hours, should be way higher on the list, and I mean where are the Smiths?!?! Disintegration is one of the only albums I own that has literally no bad songs. Truly one of the best bands of all time.
Haha... how can the cure be lower than crap like Imagine Dragons? Please just listen to Disintegration or Three Imaginary Boys. They are pure genius.
Surprised to find them on Page 2... Great Band... Disintegration was their best album... They defined Alternative in the mid to late 80's
I am so relieved to find the cure this low on the list obviously the masses have crap for taste the cure should be one on a list of one As long as the cure has.2 % of the vote they are doing something right let the idiots convince themselves mainstream crap is alternativeV 18 Comments
For many people, they think OneRepublic is just a pop band. But this is not true. Their style of music ranges in all sorts of different genres (ranging from rock to orchestra to gospel to electronic and so on) and they are one of the few "genreless" bands out there. And if a band is genreless and does not have a specific genre or style, then they qualify to be placed into the ALTERNATIVE category, which OneRepublic certainly is. And in my opinion, I think they are one of the best bands in the alternative category as lots of their songs they write have meaning and every song does not sound the same at all. And finally, this is just my opinion and you don't have to agree with what I said.
OneRepublic is one of my favorite bands ever. Their songs are consistently good, but few of them get any attention- I asked my friend if she knew the song Secrets by OneRepublic, so she was like, "No. Sing it! " I did, and she was like "that's BY ONEREPUBLIC?! BUT THAT SONG WAS SO POPULAR! "
One republic is the best band. They should be in the top ten in my opinion. They rock. One Republic is one of the greatest.
OneRepublic are the best band ever, in my opinion. Their music is amazing! I've heard most of their songs, and I have NOT heard a bad song from them yet. Maybe I never will. "Secrets" is by far the best. That was the song that got me into their music and made me a fan. Go hear it for yourself, and maybe you could also become a fan! If you're not already one.V 25 Comments
One of my favorite band I have ever heard. They are really different than others. Wonderwall, Stand by me, Supersonic, Champagne supernova were my favorite. Once I listened many times their songs at my age of 24-28. I have a dream to listen their live songs. I wish I could...
One of the greatest indie alternative rock music bands. It is one of my favorite bands (probably the first one) that I listen to their music since their beginning. Especially in the 90's it was something else. British really have it for this kind of music! Definitely, it should be in the top ten. I'm waiting for their reunion..
How are Oasis only 36th, and how are they behind Nickelback? Noel Gallagher is a songwriting genius! - Aman2201V 20 Comments
Gorillaz should be in the top 10 of this list. They've countless hits and left behind an amazing legacy.
Gorillaz are awesome. Probably the first alternative band I listened to. - Bookin
Gorillaz is amazing, they should have ranked higher. I give a million thanks for Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn for creating a very amazing band. Rock on!
The Gorillaz are awesome! They deserve to be in the top 10V 35 Comments
Listen to Hats off to the Bull, and you'll see why Chevelle deserves to be in the top 10. For the past few albums, they've gone back to what makes them Chevelle, have experimented as a band musically and have always shown how creative and powerful as a rock band, especially for 3 guys, let alone brothers and a brother in law, they really are. Pete write some of the most creative and introspective lyrics. They've dominated rock radio, they've had ten top-10 hits since their second album and currently their latest single, "Face to the Floor" is golding on the #1 rock song for 6 weeks. They have set the bar for all modern rock bands to follow.
For 3 dudes (used to be 3 bros, now 2 bros and a brother in law - still a family affair! ) they are able to get a HUGE, heavy modern alternative sound. They've matured over the years, but compared to the likes of similar acts three days grace and breaking benjamin, frontman pete loeffler writes significantly more thought-provoking lyrics. And he's got one of the best screams in rock today! Definitely worth a nod! Good songs: point #1, the red, send the pain below, family system, I get it, the clincher, get some, letter from a thief, jars.
Other than killing it at shows their lyrics actually have a truly interesting meaning. Delving deep into any of their songs you find that something you were looking for in the song.
The only rock gig that has genuinely and consistently put out amazing rock music for the past ten or so years. Pete Loeffer writes lyrics that you are very true to life and that may take some getting used to seeing as how abstract they could get. They've remained my favorite band ever since I heard of them back in 2009. Every album is golden to me.V 10 Comments
No one voted 3 doors down? They're one of the best rock groups I've seen... They're supposed to make the first 20
Should be up there a bit higher in my opinion. Brad Arnold does a great job of conveying his emotions into his vocals, and they had some really memorable, quintessential rock tracks such as "When I'm Gone" and "Kryptonite".
Real 100% alternative rock band of all time, no one can compare this band.. Best vocals brad arnold.
Can't believe its in the 60th spot! These guys rock!V 12 Comments
How are these so low down
Lyrical poetry for the masses, kitchen sink songs for the everyman - the Smiths may have revelled in their underdog status in this list, but they deserve to be #1. Few of the bands featured would probably disagree.
Dude! It's the Smiths what the heck is Linkin Park doing above The Smiths? Johnny Marr and Morrisey are both geniuses.
They literally invented the current alternative and indie scene and are iconicV 23 Comments
They are one of my favorite bands of all time. Starting out in a small town in Chicago, they turned into a really great band. They have traveled to many places including Switzerland, Taiwan, Tokyo, California, and more. But sadly, they broke up in 2009 because of issues Pete Wentz had with the band. They are very original, and you can not get any closer to Alternative music that Fall Out Boy.
FOB has extremely amazing lyrics, and the sound of their songs are truly amazing. Andy Hurley is a fantastic drummer. Joe Trohman just rocks that guitar. Pete Wentz plays the bass fabulously, and Patrick Stump has one of the most spectacular voices in this world. The should definitely be on top. Fall Out Boy is my all time favorite band. End of Story.
When Patrick Stump doesn't sound whiney I like his voice. When he does, I hate his voice. Sadly he sounds whiney far too often.
This band has great music and great personality to match. They're all pretty funny guys, and really nice, despite what you see in the I Don't Care music video. And a warning for the haters: If you try to bad-mouth Patrick Stump on Twitter, he will polite you to death. And the youngbloods (Fall Out Boy fans) will cry out for your blood.
Fall Out Boy had me hooked the first time I heard Grand Theft Autumn/Where is Your Boy. Even if they break up, I will always support the music and the band members.
If you've only heard Centuries and Uma Thurman, you should check out some of their other songs. This really and truly is a legendary band that will go down in history. They'll be remembered for centuries
They aren't alternative they are punk. That is why they aren't higher - Frog04
The Clash has some of the best music of the 80s and can't be overlooked in changing rock and roll and adding this group of music, the alternative group.
What in the hell is the clash doing down here? They're not that good, but they're better than many of the overrated bands they have in the top 10.
All these other bands are pretty mediocre. Nirvana is SO overrated. The Clash is so much better than all of these other bands!V 8 Comments
Definitely top ten.
How are both Pierce the Veil and Black Veil Brides both above Stone Temple Pilots on an ALTERNATIVE ROCK ranking (not to say either of those bands are bad)? Stone Temple Pilots is a absolutely top ten worthy.
I think it's an age thing, most voters are probably too young to know what alternative rock is, this band is top ten material for sure
Seriously they are at #44? Papa roach, offspring, and good charlotte? SERIOUSLY?! Oh holy hell we are screwed!V 6 Comments
YYYYYEEEESSSSS! THE KILLERS ARE WAY BETTER THAN ALL THE OTHER BANDS ON HERE THEY DESERV NUMBER 1! BRANDON FLOWERS RULES!
When You Were Young
Sam's Town - toooooooooooooooomuch
How?! How..?! HOW?! Did I mention "How? "? How the HELL are they so low down on the list? How are they only number 30? How did Linkin Park manage to get top spot yet the Killers are HERE? There must be an error, everybody I think you clicked the wrong vote button, just to clear everything- HERE IS THE KILLERS VOTE BUTTON, right there on the right.
There songs are amazing and have morals behind them which really get to your emotions, not forgetting covers such as Romeo ^^ Juliet (Dire Straits), Shadowplay (Joy Division) which they aced per usual. Need I say more? BRING THEM UP!
First off, calm down. You like the band, we got the idea. I really can't judge you since I never heard of them. Others may not have heard of them either. Secondly, don't force your opinion on other users. Just saying. - ladybug375
Th best band of all time.
Okaaay, so The Killers are a long way down the list. What's up with that? I mean, their music is AMAZING.V 161 Comments
If I could only listen to one band for the rest of my life, that band would be Breaking Benjamin, hands down, no contest, etc. My favorite songs (no particular order):
Dance with the Devil
Until the End
I Will Not Bow
Give me a Sign
Blow me Away
People, people, people... breaking benjamin's rock cannot be matched
I love my taste of their music
Unbelievable band, they are amazing man!, all their songs makes me happy- well not all songs from saturate except medicate and wish I may-. but the only bad thing that some times they use bad words, in some songs to all of them.V 87 Comments
Good band but don't deserve to be on this list compared to other bands here and to the people who say this is emo it actually is not u just have to do research
They suck! Emo isn't alternative. I don't care if they saved your life, they aren't alternative.
I LOVE PIERCE THE VEIL! They are awesome! I won't say that they saved my life, but they helped me get through tough times. My favorite album is Collide With The Sky!
Just an awesome band. Vic has a striking voice and live they are gorgeous.V 22 Comments
Has no bad songs
AWESOME band, love all their songs, but especially Why Don't You Get A Job, all their songs are brilliant. Legend band :D If I could only listen to one band for my entire life - The Offspring
No clue how these guys could be rated at #45, they deserve so much more than that! Music is an art and The Offspring have mastered it! Their songs will be played forever and they are one of the few bands that you can actually listen to the entire cd and just rock out.
This disgusts me that Pierce the Veil (not even alternative) are higher up than the OFFSPRING. The Offspring write some of the catchiest songs ever written (I mean just listen to Self-Esteem and it will be stuck in your head all day) and they are only getting better with age. - DualityV 8 Comments
I'm not going to hate on the bands above. I'm just going to say that I dearly love this band for their unique sound : Claypool's unique and amazing basslines with LaLonde's flow of guitar solos accompanied by Tim ALexander's tasty drumming makes for perfect, unique, orgasmic songs. Plus Les Claypool's always unique vocals. Primus sucks.
Primus were pioneers of mainstream 90's rock, they were big in their heyday and still have a brilliant following of dedicated fans right now. Les Claypool is also one of the most influential and talented bass guitarists ever.
My all time favorite alt band is beneath literally (and I mean literally) all of the absolute worst bands I have ever heard.V 3 Comments
oh come on... creed deserves more...
one last breath, what if, higher, my sacrifice, with arms wide open, my own prison, one, whats this life for they deserve to be on top ten
I gotta say they have a really great sound, I will never get bored of their music - rock2metal
Creed must be in first followed by the matchbox 20 and I can't believe that THE CALLING didn't made to the top 60... What... And where's the lips of an angel that became a phenomenal hit here in the Philippines... Hinder must have a spot even in top 70 - welwel
Tremonti owns it! "Full Circle" (2009) just proved the band they are...no letting up putting out great music! Definitely worth waiting for...NEXT!V 13 Comments
Are you all crazy? Sex pistols had alternative nailed in the 1970s! They defined the punk craze of the late 70s! You know nothing, young grasshopper!
There the best possible band because its been around for so long
God save the Queen
Top bands in the worldV 1 Comment
They are a metal band not alternative rock
What the HELL! Janes Addiction, in terms of influence on the music industry as a whole, and quality of music, completely crushes all the competition here! They did more for the music industry than any other group in history, oh ya and they music is AWESOME! I am a huge alternative fan and I have never heard of about half of the bands before Janes Addiction on this list. This is the order it should be. 1. Janes Addiction 2. Nirvana 3. Green Day. Not just because their music is amazing, but because they have had more influence on the genre than any other group, excluding R.E.M..
What? Have you ever listened to Jane's Addition? They should be in top five! What is wrong with you people? Are you all under 30 years old? What the younger generation thinks is "alternative" music is a joke. You guys have NO clue.
#75 is a travesty for this band. No one ever sounded remotely like them before or since, despite many attempts, and many of the bands above them on this list owe their popularity to the doors this band opened.
More relevant than 96% of the bands above it on this silly listV 4 Comments
I adore this band - iliekpiez
Slipknot is a metal band -__-
Slipknot can be classified as alternative metal, which is a sub genre of alternative rock.
Dang it! You liars!V 4 Comments
Great 90s Alternative Band
Can't believe Live is getting no respect. First 4 albums all went platinum with Throwing Copper Platinum 8x. My favorite 90's band.
For me best band ever. Lighting Crashes. Best song. I get tired of most groups songs after awhile but not them.
The music always manages to touch me. It feels totally personal and its for me the best music to find myself again!V 4 Comments
Not sure that it is alternative, but they rocks!
I love their live performance. Amy Lee has beautiful voice
Evanescence deserves much more attention than it actually gets. - iliekpiez
The best and most beautiful eyes open my heart to keep up her mind as it navigates life's meaning in the song evanescence, who inspires all of my steps on the way to achieve a dream of light.
Listen bring me to life or my immortal then vote
amy lee rocks
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