Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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81 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?

All I'm gonna say, is that Beck deserves to be higher then #107

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

Definitely top 10 material but not a band exactly :P

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82 Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons are a British rock band from London, formed in 2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.

Oh my god Mumford is amazing! They are so different from normal bands, and have a tune that is unique to them! I LOVE them

My god 121! How in the hell could this not be above at least 70! With "The Cave" and the always memorable "I will wait" This band will be in my heart forever!

The best band of the last 50 years (with Oasis)

One of my favorite new bands (to me) to listen to. Love them!

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83 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.

84 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.

85 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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86 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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87 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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88 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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89 Zebrahead

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

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90 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

91 Built To Spill

This list made my eyes bleed.

92 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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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 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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95 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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96 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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97 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

98 Ramones Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound. V 1 Comment
99 Tame Impala Tame Impala Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.

AMAZING BAND! I love tame impala so much and they are spearheading the revival of psychedelic rock so how are they not higher up?

They brought back psychedelic music how could they not be on this list?

Just perfect, deserves at least top 25... How are they on 315?

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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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