Best Alternative Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 10

181 Garbage Garbage Garbage is an American-Scottish alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1993. The group consists of Scottish musician Shirley Manson and American musicians Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig.

They are amazing. Album after album of songs of such consistent quality. Their newest album, strange little birds is, in my opinion, their best yet. Their songs are original but they keep that rock feel that makes them so great. Just listen to their music.

Garbage is the band that established alternative rock, fronted by iconic Shirley Manson! Do I have to say more? For me the most talented rock singer ever. Thank you Shirley, you make my day, every day...

Simply, The purest ever alternative rock band, fronted by the charismatic Shirley Manson. Get to YouTube and listen to them... Shirley just rocks!

They should be so much higher than this

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182 FM Static

FM Static has amazing and deep meaning songs like "Tonight" and "Definitely Maybe" They are an overall good band and have been nominated for a grammy. Definitely deserve to be higher.

I like this band because I found myself in this band

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183 Goo Goo Dolls Goo Goo Dolls The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik, vocalist and bassist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska.

Why are the Goo Goo Dolls not in the top ten? They are one of the best alternative bands and pioneers of alternative rock. Johnny plays a mean guitar and his vocals are beautiful! Listen to their songs Sympathy, Only One, Big Machine and Can't Let It Go and you will see what I mean.

A Talented Alternative rock band..

John Rzeznik - Most talented songwriter and musician of all time... real and pure talent, both in singing and playing the guitar... their music are timeless... Goo Goo Dolls deserves to be in the top 10

184 Modest Mouse Modest Mouse Modest Mouse is an American rock band formed in 1992 in Issaquah, Washington, and currently based in Portland, Oregon.

HOW is this band so low on the list? It should be within the top 50 at LEAST. Their sound is an example of what alternative IS to me. Vote! - mg296

This band should be number 1 and they're not even on this list. Well, they are now but they weren't before. I think.

185 The Neighbourhood

This is the sexiest band I've ever known. I love Jesse Rutherford so much...

They are top 10 material. Why are they so low?

Come on THIS BAND is the best so far!

In love with the neighbourhood

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186 The 1975

These guys are my most favourite band ever. Sure they're still evolving, but I have loved every song they've ever made and I am hoping they'll be the underdog that trumps them all one day. Us fans must keep voting these guys up to beat Linkin Park and Nirvana who keep topping these lists!

Ok so what, they're a bit younger than most rock bands but I think that their tunes are awesome. Their smooth and have a nice beat. Who can't help but love The 1975 and I honestly don't get how it's not up there already.

The best band ever... I love most of the bands in this but The 1975 hit my feelings every time

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187 The Maine

Needs to be number 1! The Maines music is full of heart and Passion. They are life changing and without a doubt one of the best bands!

188 Yellowcard Yellowcard

Yellowcard are an unbelievable band with a lot of heart and amazing musicians. Yellowcard have a lot of great songs most of them are about love but that's what most people want to hear Yellocard should be at least be top 75 and yeah they are Underdogs but they are great and all of you have to respect it if I had to rank Yellowcard they should be next to Sum 41 they are a good band to and I respect both bands

Makes cheesy love songs great with innovative chord patterns and great violin backup. Easily #2. Behind the killers

Disappointed I didn't see them in the list.. They should be at least in the top 50... UNDERDOGS for the win!

Weren't they already on the list?

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189 Secondhand Serenade

I will support you in there until you in the top table in this competition, you are amazing band and good singer in the world, you must be the winner and you are is awake, please don't tell me that I'm the only one that vulnerable impossible

Amazing band with great music. They're music is heartfelt and so are their songs.

No. This band is amazing and definitely should be in the top 15. Some people just don't know music anymore. Smh.

190 Taking Back Sunday

Lets give them some credit people, they have been making awesome alternative punk rock for 10 plus years. My all time favorite band.

MY PERSONAL FAVOURITE.
LOVE THESE GUYS..
YOU HAVE TO HEAR THEM TO BELIEVE ME...

And also this... Guys come one; get with the program

Best band ever!

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191 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin. V 2 Comments
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193 The Replacements The Replacements

Bastards of Young, Left of the Dial, Alex Chilton.. Need I go on? These guys are the PIONEERS OF ALTERNATIVE ROCK.

One of the greatest bands ever! Should be 261!

Should be much higher. Saw them in at Sloss Furnace in Birmingham with 200 people in the 80s and they totally killed it. The girl I brought fell in love with me for the summer. LOL! We were spoiled back then because I saw REM like every other years until they split. I also got to see Morrisey in Birmingham a few years back. REM, The Replacements, The Smiths, Joy Division, General Public/English Beat and the Smithereens owned the 80s-90s. I also listened to Faith no More and The Clash and they also very great.

194 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more. V 2 Comments
195 Vertical Horizon

Very Underrated band should be in top 10

I see no comments here for vertical horizon so I just putting it out there that they are a brilliant band with amazing songs, they deserve top 30 at least, and the top 2 of this list is all wrong, likin park are good but not #1 good and in all honesty I think nirvana are awful

196 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch

LOL this has to be a joke hh #245 seriously? anyways I love the group! they are just A.M.A.Z.I.N.G I can't spend a day without listening to their songs

197 Catfish And The Bottlemen

How are they so low when they influenced the smiths, the Beatles, nirvana and beyonce

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199 Kongos

This band is relatively new, but hey deserve more recognition. Their only hit was Come With Me Now, which (in my opinion) is not their best song on their album. I hope in their new album, they get the credit they deserve.

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200 Ben Folds Five
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