Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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81 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Laugh out loud, I can't believe no one added Skillet. I don't know a song of them which isn't good. All their lyrics are awesome. They deserve to be 1st. VOTE FOR THE BEST ROCK BAND EVER! I am shocked. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! HOW CAN YOU MISS SKILLET? Anyway I love them so much, they are like the best ever, every song gets to me, every lyric.. The way they sound.. Uh, I don't have enough words to explain the way their songs make me feel. I can't get enough listening!

Skillet is simply awesome. Their lyrics are so full of emotions. The first time I heard one of their songs, I thought I was in heaven. I can't understand why they're not in the top 10.

Seen them live a 2 months ago sick when I feel to self harm I listen to the last night it reminds me god is there with me know matter what he is the one I talk to when I'm depressed or mad and he responds

82!? 82!? Come on! Skillet deserves WAAAY more love than that! Their music is purely inspirational and one of the if not the greatest band of all time.

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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 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 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.

Check out songs Round Here, Omaha, Mr. Jones, Rain King, Hanginaround, Mrs. Potter's Lullaby and Big Yellow Taxi if you're unfamilier with this band and are interested. They pretty much sum up the band in my opinion.

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87 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.

This must be a mistake...

They -need- to be higher.

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

! YES YES YES YES YES

88 Zebrahead

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

This band is so underrated.

89 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

90 Built To Spill

This list made my eyes bleed.

91 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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92 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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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

They had like one good song

I think they are very good!

95 Melvins Melvins The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.
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.

This isn't an alternative band. -__-

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97 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!

How is Kasabian so far down?!

Kasabian are the best band I ever know

Top 10

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98 L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

Best alternative rock band in Japan like nirvana in 90s. - ronluna

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99 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

100 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.

Ramones wasn't really alt rock, they are more of a punk rock. Pure punk rock. turned more pop in 80s and 90s. but I won't call it alt rock. - zxm

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