Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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201 They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.

Greatest band ever. No doubt about it. "birdhouse in your soul" "istanbul" and "don't lets start, " just to name a few, are some of the best alternative rock songs ever. - queen11

33 years since their first live show, 29 years since their first album, and they still manage to be absolutely amazing.

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202 Some Were Satellites
203 Bloodhound Gang Bloodhound Gang The Bloodhound Gang is an American rock band which began as a hip hop group but branched out into other genres, including punk rock, alternative hip hop, rapcore, funk metal and electronic rock, as their career progressed.
204 The Police The Police The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977 . For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland . They are most known for their songs "Message In A Bottle", "Roxanne", And "Every Breath You Take" .

Wait a sec. NICKELBACK is higher than the police? The world is screwed up

They must in top 20

Awesome songs from an awesome bassist and lead singer (Sting/Gordon Sumner), awesome drummer (Stewart Copeland) and an awesome guitarist (Andy Summers)

205 The xx
206 The Heavy The Heavy The Heavy are a British indie rock band from Bath, England, formed in 2007 and signed to Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records and the Bad Son Recording Company. The band consists of Kelvin Swaby, Dan Taylor, Spencer Page and Chris Ellul.
207 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

On what planet did cream become alternative rock?

208 The Cab

THE CAB IS AWESOME. I love absolutely love BAD. And VEGAS SKIES. Not cliche, beat that makes wanna dance too. TOO GOOD TOO PASS!

This band is so amazing I can't get enough of their wonderful music like angel with a shotgun intoxicated la la grow up and be kids and many others they Harv a very unique style and should be higher placed than 173!

209 A Rocket to the Moon

This band is such a cool and amazing. Voices are such an angel, record are such an amazing, quotations used in lyrics are meaningful. Maybe you can try this following songs:

Annabelle
Are You Catching My Drift Yet?
Baby Blue Eyes
Baby Were Invincible
Cops And Robbers
Dakota
Fear Of Flying
Fool Everyone
Forever & Always
Give A Damn
I Think About You Everyday
I'm Not Saying Goodbye
If Only They Knew
Ill Be Your Sunset
Just Another One
Life Of The Party
Like We Used To
Mistakes We Haven't Made
Mr. Right
Not A Second To Waste
No One Will Ever Get Hurt
On A Lonely Night
On Your Side
She's Killing Me
Sometimes
The Death Of Me
Where Did You Go?

210 The Wombats

They might just be one of my favourite bands ever, alongside Coldplay and Foster the People. They are sort of electro-pop, alternative and a little grunge all mixed together! I love them so much and I love Coldplay, Foster the People and Ellie Goulding(who isn't really alternative).

No one has more killer songs per album other than The Wombats. They aren't very popular but they are an awesome alt band.

211 Senses Fail

This band is awesome, its not known by many but people should listen to them

I love senses fail! I wish more people knew about it...

212 The Breeders

In my opinion one of the most underrated bands of the 90s or if not, all time. So god damn good.

213 Mother Mother

Pure talent! These guys are the real definition of alternative. All of these other bands are too commercial. Mother mother truly captures the idea of what it is to be alternative with all four of their albums. They just get better and better!

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214 Hollerado
215 Collective Soul Collective Soul Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in Atlanta, the group consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin, drummer Johnny Rabb and lead guitarist Jesse Triplett.

REALLY!? REALLY!? WHY IS THIS 278? As a matter of fact... WHY IS IT BEHIND PANIC AT THE DISCO!? Not only Collective Soul... But Goo Goo Dolls And Stone Temple Pilots should be HIGHER! These guys were the DEFINITION OF ALTERNATIVE. These Guys Should Be Up there AT MOST in Between The #5- 20!

They are one of the greatest modern rock bands. They still have a classic rock sound. They have so much emotion in there music. Listen to the world I know, December, and especially shine! They are simply incredible!

December and shine, these two songs are my favorite start from 17 years ago up until now. So they worth to be in the top ten

Lol bittersweet Symphony is the only song I've heard by them

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216 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. The band has featured international personnel throughout its career and presently consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist ...read more.
217 Wolf Alice

Their songs are the rare middle ground between indie and rock. Each song of theirs is completely unique!

They've just released their first album, but I believe they will be big in future.

218 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.

They should be higher up. A good mix of prog alternative metal and psychedelic. Listen to songs like gravity eyelids and time flies

219 Tears for Fears Tears for Fears Tears for Fears are an English pop/rock band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesizer bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock ...read more.

Not alternative but a very good new wave band

220 Mudhoney Mudhoney Mudhoney is an American alternative rock band. Formed in Seattle, Washington in 1988 following the demise of Green River, Mudhoney's members are singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Arm, lead guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison and drummer Dan Peters.

Seriously? 304? Christ...

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