Best Alternative Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 5

81 Snow Patrol Snow Patrol Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1993, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid.

Why the hell is snow patrol and Coldplay not in the top 10. With songs like run, just say yes, shut your eyes, chasing cars, chocolate, called out in the dark, and many more, snow patrol more than deserve a top 10 spot.

This band is highly under rated, shame because I don't like the top ten. Actually, a couple of the top tens are best described as pure rock. Not alternative. Snow Patrol is simply amazing, it should be higher.

Good to finally see snow patrol on the list. My favorite band right up there with Coldplay.

Love them, they can't beat some of the absolute bests, but top twenty at LEAST.

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82 Boy & Bear

Boy and Bear is the ultimate alt folk band. If you don't know who they are then your mom goes to college.

83 Siouxsie & the Banshees Siouxsie & the Banshees

Greatest band ever - even through all the changes that 2 decades of performing brought the Banshees, Sioux and Budgie stuck with it and even did The Creatures. Their influence is understated yet overwhelming.

84 Kasabian Kasabian Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards.

How are Kasabian 88th? Wow... A lot of people saying other bands should be top 10 but these are my third after oasis and Coldplay!

Kasabian are the best band I ever know

Kasabian are really great band and they deserve to be on 1st place.

How is Kasabian so far down?!

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85 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more.

Their lyrics speak to me as a music lover. I can never get tired of them, they have different styles in their albums. Some screamo, some kind of "soft" But ALL of them are amazing. And ALL of them have good lyrics, that almost everyone can relate to.

They are the best band ever! Listen to their music and you'll fall in love immediately! I love every song of them. Vote for them

This band is beyond incredible. Most screamo bands people can't understand the words, but you can with this band.

86? Really...? This band is so good..

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86 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

I ponder of something great, my lungs will fill and then deflate, they fill with fire exhale desire, I know its dire my time today. I have these thoughts so often I ought to replace that slot with what I once bought 'cause somebody stole my car radio and now I just sit in silence. Sometimes quiet is violent, I find it hard to hide it, my pride is no longer inside, its on my sleeve my skin will scream reminding me of who I killed inside my dream, I hate this car that I'm driving, there is no distraction to mask what is real, I could pull the steering wheel. I have these thoughts so often I ought to replace that slot with what I once bought 'cause somebody stole my car radio and now I just sit in silence (music) I ponder of something terrifying 'cause this time there's no sound to hide behind, I find open the course of a human existence one thing consists of consistence, and its that we're all battling fear, oh dear I don't know if know we're here, OH MY TO DEEP, PLEASE STOP THINKING, I ...more

Now, twenty one pilots is notoriously the hardest band to place in a genre and even alternative is an understatement. And I even slightly disagree with using alternative to describe them, just because of alternative being connected heavily to emo culture, which most people get a "depressed, angsty teen" vibe from. Twenty one pilots is SO different from that, their songs have a way deeper meaning than just the surface view and help you really understand Tyler. Not to mention how they deal with the concept of suicide/depression and even say that it's okay to feel unworthy and that no one gets you but always are sure to mention in some capacity that you ARE worthy and there ARE people who feel the same. Their lyrics are some of the most meaningful, their beats are some of the most catchy, captivating and unique, and each song gives a different feeling/has a different purpose as well as a different genre meaning that there is probably a twenty one pilots song for any person, no matter ...more

This band has honestly saved me from so many hard times. This is an honest amazing band with inspiring lyrics, Tyler Joseph and Josh dun are so down to earth and way cool who genuinely care for their fans. Not only are they have amazing concerts full of energy but they are one of few bands who talk about real issues such as depression and suicide but they do so without using and vulgar and offensive language. All in all AMAZING band my absolute favorite I love these guys never has two complete strangers had such an impact on me as these two I love them. I would recommend this band to everyone.

How is this band all the way down here?

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87 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

This band was simply one of a kind. Mixed pop, and dark industrial before anyone had. They've influenced more bands above them on the list than most people realize. I mean, when Johnny Cash covers one of your songs, you are the real deal...

Have you ever listened MUSIC for God's sake? Because this is the best you can ever listen. Trent is a musical genius and I'm sorry but you are missing out too much if you haven't listened burn, beside you in time, march of the pigs, and all that could have been, the big come down, letting you, capital g, eraser, echoplex and so on. I can't say that each song of theirs is an alternative masterpiece but a masterpiece any way. Also, each band mentioned in this list are not alternative either. Whatever man, I'm pissed. Gotta listen Burn.

I listen for the first time : Head like a hole in the '90, and I thought : it took a lot of nerve to go so far. and that was just the beginning... Trent Reznor is unique and tear the walls down. I listen one hundred times : The Fragile. Robin Finck is great guitarist and artist. They deserve to be in top 10 for sure with all the great songs Reznor made with such rage, energy and creativity.

It's sad to see them down so low...

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88 Counting Crows Counting Crows Counting Crows is an American rock band from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991. The band consists of Adam Duritz, David Bryson, Charlie Gillingham, Dan Vickrey, David Immerglück, Jim Bogios and Millard Powers.

Have you ever heard the song round here, accidentally in love, Whats wrong with you people. They should at least be in the top twenty

Counting crows should be up higher. Slit higher.

Listen to August and everything after.

The greatest alt band on earth!

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89 MGMT MGMT MGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.

They are the absolute best it should be #1 or at leaat on the top ten

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90 Zebrahead

This band is just amazing. Especially their album "Phoenix"!

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91 Fugazi

Fugazi are by far my favourite band ever there music has influinced so many bands in post hardcore music but hers my list 1fugazi 2sonic youth 3my bloody valintine 4pink floyd 5neutral milk hotel

92 Built To Spill

This list made my eyes bleed.

93 Trapt Trapt Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".

One of the most underrated bands of all time

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94 Beck Beck Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.

Holy crap how is beck not in the top ten?

What in the hell is Beck doing at spot 96? Put the is amazing man higher please!

Should be in the top ten, most alternative of the alternative!

Definitely top 10 material but not a band exactly :P

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95 Daughtry Daughtry Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006.

Alternative? More like mainstream commercial junk

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96 Plain White T's

In my opinion Plain White T's should be one of the best alternative rock bands of all time, maybe I'm crazy, but if you listen to all of their songs and albums you'll see how much awesome they're! PLAIN WHITE T'S ISN'T ONLY DELILAH!

Wanna listen romantic songs and sweet songs
Then do listen to this band specially the song hey there delilah!
Some more songs like a lonely september, body parts!,

I haven't even heard of 95% of the groups ahead of the Plain White T's. They make great music of all genres, and should be far higher than 97. by the way, there should be a definition of alternative music because lots of these groups are not alternative.

New album is amazing- how are they not higher?

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97 Primus Primus Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys ...read more.

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.

Finally, I was getting worried Primus wouldn't be here! And below all these talentless hacks! I hate conformity. Primus Sucks!

I finally found them - jayceaw

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98 My Bloody Valentine My Bloody Valentine My Bloody Valentine is a shoegazing, alternative rock, Irish band from Dublin, formed in 1983, which consists of guitarist, producer, samplist, and vocalist Kevin Shields, drummer and samplist Colm Ó Cíosóig, bassist Debbie Googe, and later on in their early career vocalist, and guitarist Bilinda ...read more.

They don't sound like anything else; totally inimitable. They pioneered noise rock, and then jumped ship to practically codify the shoegazing scene. And their first album in twenty years is incredible. No one can make noise sound beautiful the way mbv can, not even Sonic Youth.

MY BLOODY HEADACHE AFTER LISTENING TO THIS POO

99 Simple Plan Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

Why is Simple Plan not in the top 20?
This is injustice!
They definitely deserve to get a higher ranking than this!
They have been my favorite band since I was 7 years old.
I grew up listening to Perfect!

Seriously? Simple plan is at eighty--two! They should be around the top tens or top twenties! Stupid people! Vote for Simple Plan 'cause they are awesome and their songs are really good. They can relate to your life and they are meaningful!

Listen to "Your Love Is A Lie", "Generation" and "What if" then, vote it. After that, listen to other simple plan's songs. Then vote simple plan again and become a simple plan fan. Easy?

I love this band

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100 The Black Keys The Black Keys The Black Keys is an American indie rock and blues rock duo, that was formed by Dan Auerbach (Vocals, Guitar) and Patrick Carney (Drums). ...read more.

The Black Keys are definitely top 10. Their unique sound speaks for itself. Not to mention that their songs are beyond awesome. For them to be this low on the list is an insult to their talent.

My favorite band definitely are The Black Keys and I actually prefer them to be on the 96th spot, because not many people can appreciate their music, I really recommend stack shot billy.

Its also so orgasmic their low fidelity recordings.

The Black Keys have done a lot of great things. Much better music quality than some other bands on here. Just really creative.

I'm going to pretend the reason why The Black Keys aren't in at least the top 20 is because nobody can find them as they're sO FAR DOWN THE LIST!

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