Best Alternative Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 10

181 Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

This band is EXTREMELY underrated! It's more rock than alternative, but they have their own unique and incredible sound - especially with the flute! (If you're a flute player like me, you will love this band ngl.)

182 The Kooks The Kooks The Kooks are an English rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Alexis Nunez, and Peter Denton. The original bassist was Max Rafferty, and the founding drummer was Paul Garred. V 1 Comment
183 Cage the Elephant

How is cage the elephant not higher they are one of the only bands with an original sound in music today. With songs like in one ear and back against the wall the are easily the best band out there today.

Very original sound. I have to admit though, that their first album was vastly superior to their second, Aberdeen and Around my Head being the exceptions. I hope they make more music some time soon.

A fairly popular band that just happens to be one of my favorites, and I don't see them on the list.

Just confused as to why they are this low, lol

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184 Anberlin Anberlin Anberlin was an American rock band formed in Winter Haven, Florida in 1998. Since the beginning of 2007, the band consisted of lead vocalist Stephen Christian, guitarists Joseph Milligan and Christian McAlhaney, bassist Deon Rexroat, and drummer Nathan Young.

I love this band, their music is great. Their songs have wonderful lyrics and are great to listen to. Its such a shame that they aren't as popular and well known as they should be.

How is this not in the top 5? Stephen Christian is a musical genius for crying out loud! These guys have the most meaningful lyrics of any band I have ever heard, even if a lot of their music is depressing. - Luvaddict77

Now, someone explain to me what Anberlin is doing in such a low place on this list! They're so amazing and full of meaning. They do so many things right and the songs will blow you away! Do me a favor and listen to them, please. It'll make your day.

They should be top 10, best vocals in alternative, powerful

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185 Kings of Leon Kings of Leon

These guys touched my soul like no other modern band. Caleb's voice is something beyond human, strong, rusty, incredibly sexy. Their songs are inspiring and emotionally rich. I'm just so grateful to have found them accidently by listening to the radio late at night. Trust me, these southern fellows are a gift from God.

Deserves nothing lower than top 30. These guys know how to write, and they know how to perform. Kind of repulsed that lame bands like Imagine Dragons are actually far above these guys.

Kings Of Leon should be in here. Listen to Use Somebody, Sex On Fire, Radioactive, The Face.

My dad hates them, so it's okay.

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186 Shiny Toy Guns V 2 Comments
187 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Amazing! Best voice ever! And some of the most meaningful lyrics! 33 They should definitely be close to the top of this list, not the bottom!

This band is THE BEST. Why? What more can you ask for? This band has a very COOL music, has a HANDSOME VOCALIST, has a beautiful and cool voiced vocalist and has many COOL SONGS! Especially the songs, Your Guardian Angel, Face down, Angel's Cry, Lonely Road, and MANY, MANY MORE! Ronnie Winter! GOTTA LOVE THIS GUY! This band deserves to be at the TOP 5! RJA ROCKS!

Vote to get them Higher! They deserve it! Thanks

RJA!
Why they're on the bottom list? This sucks!

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188 Third Eye Blind

An amazing example of 90's music and feel. It shows the feelings of an era and the rational of those said people. A good choice for the younger generation. Try it!

For for this band guys... Try out their songs.. It's really nice..

Best songs they never disappoint they're songs speak on a personal level hands down third eye blind is An amazing band overall

Music is amazing! The Vocalist certainly steals the show for them a must hear for budding music lovers.

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189 The Birthday Massacre The Birthday Massacre The Birthday Massacre is a Canadian dark wave and synth rock band currently consisting of Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitar), Falcore (guitar), Owen (keyboard), Rhim (drums) and Nate Manor (bass), that formed in 1999 (even though the 2016 demo collection "Imagica" dates some tracks back at 1998). ...read more.

Truly epic voice backed up by one of the most badass guitars in bands of the modern day. Emotional, beautiful, and evil. Seeping with ingenuity and emotion. Awesome...

190 Breathe Carolina Breathe Carolina

I love breathe Carolina! I listen to them all day every day. One of the best bands ever! If you just listen to them once, you'll love them as much as I do! They should definitely be in the top ten don't know why they aren't right now

Breathe Carolina is AMAZING! They really have a unique tone to each and everyone of their songs and they are sensational! "Blackout" and "Hit and Run" and the best because songs ever! They should be in the top ten list! They are extremely good!

Breathe Carolina is amazing its has a pop sound yet it is completely unique with a wonderful dance beat in every song. This Band should be top ten! It

I love them so much. each song has a unique sound to them. this band is amazing

191 Passion Pit

Passion Pit has an extremely impressive amount of amazing songs. And seeing as they have only done 3 albums so far, they are only going to go up from here. Moth Wing's is beautiful, just saying.

I've gotta say they are quite the different band but I love it! They have a sound that no one I've heard yet. Brings a new zig zag type feel. So many should be higher but no more so than this

Passion pit should be at least in top 100? Little secrets, and sleepy head are great works and contain inspirational lyrics. Thusly lets boost passion pit up please

All I gotta say is this needs to be higher.

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192 Within Temptation Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.

Why are they so low? I love them. Sharon has the most beautiful voice I've ever heard. They have been my favourite band ever since Mother Earth came out (when I was like 3 years old or something). Their newest album, Hydra, is the best yet.

And live are they so good. You can really feel all the emotions in their music. They have changed my life.

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193 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years are an American rock band, formed in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1999. The band consists of Jesse Hasek, Ryan Johnson, Brian Vodinh, Chad Huff and Matt Wantland.

Just seeing this amazing band so far from first proves that the world has truly lost its taste in music... Disappointing really. Their songs are so unique, captivating in every way, describes every aspect of the soul (ugly or beautiful), meaningful without directly stating their purpose. I listen to Nirvana, some of his songs Are okay. Linkin Park, just a rap group that happens to be appealing to alternative rock fans. I like a lot of popular alternative groups; ColdPlay, OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, RED, 30 Seconds to Mars, 3 Days Grace, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Foo Fighters, Breaking Benjamin is another big one for me, but none of them even come close to 10 Years. Every song in every album is a hit.

Such an underrated band. So surprised that more people don't know about this band. In a music world full of watered down mindless garbage this band stands out.

I would agree. It was my friend who introduce me to this band and I think there music is tight.

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194 Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie captures an amazing and simply one of a kind sound in each album and the progression of their music over the years has kept me in love with them.

Wonderful music with well-thought-out lyrics and unique rhythms... My favorite band

Sickening that they are so low on this list. - mghiggins12

190? Proves this list was concocted in a methadone clinic.

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195 Sublime Sublime Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.

One of the few bands that were truly ahead of their time. Of all the many many bands I've seen live, I am the most stoked to have seen Sublime & Brad live and alive not to mention seeing Lou Dog.

Great ska rock band! Many of their songs still are on the radio even though they haven't been around in 10-20 years

They have there own flow and they don't copy other people

Love is what I got for Sublime.

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196 Starset

Beautiful music, easy to sing along and they just rock!

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197 The Sound

If you have never heard their music please check out this most underrated band from the 80's and still experience some excellent music and song writing. It's never too late!

Adrian Borland was the lead singer. R.I.P.. The most underrated 80's band. Excellent music!

198 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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199 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

200 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.

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