Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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101 Saliva Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios. V 2 Comments
102 Shinedown Shinedown Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.

Their music is very good plus on the upside their songs have many meanings in which most other bands on this list are clearly lacking. I know they don't deserve the number one spot but they are definitely much better than half the bands placed ahead of them

Shinedown has a great, heavy, kind of music! They rock hard! I think that everyone should listen to them! They are a great band to listen to when your sad or angry!

Shinedown don't deserve to be this far.. Love there music specially second chance

Shinedown is amazing

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103 Poets of the Fall

This band, my god! 81! You got to be kidding, this is one of best bands I've ever heard. These guys simply rock.

This band should be rated a bit more higher, they perform with their hard and soul and surely deserve to be among the top 10...

This list means nothing poets of the fall are the best band in the whole world there music is so amazing it's simply the first band I hear all there songs and albums and I love it all with no exceptions and if no one Believe me just listen to Cradled in Love or Carnival of rust

Nothing to say just listen to carnival of rust

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104 Vampire Weekend

Vampire weekend is the most alternative band... Ever. Sure it wasn't the first, that was (mostly) REM. And why is U2 on the list? I love U2, but it isn't alternative. It is just rock. Nothing else. Not alt, because it is too mainstream. But the thing that annoys me most is WHY IS IMAGINE DRAGONS ON HERE? THEY ARE POP! NOT ALTERNATIVE!

Honestly, I wasn't expecting Vampire weekend to be this far down the list. Outrageous!

So innovative and intricate and intellectually stimulating

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105 Two Door Cinema Club

These guys are amazing, not as known but should be way higher!

YES! My friend brought me to them

They make some really cool stuff!

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106 Fun

Fix this fix this now. This needs to be higher.

It's actually Fun. Fix it up peoples

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107 Dead by Sunrise
108 The Stone Roses

116? Half the bands above couldn't make an album as critically acclaimed by fans and critics like their self titled debut! One of the greatest studio albums not just in alt rock but of all time - PaulSkinback

Great band that influenced the 90's and to be here is a joke a bit like this list.

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109 Gallows
110 Shellac
111 Our Lady Peace

Oh wow, people don't know music, definitely in my top 10

This band should be somewhere out there at the top of the list. Their music was made All For You so listen As Fast As You Can!

whoever has not listened to this band should be put In Repair even if you are Made of Steel

anyway it's almost 4 AM here so peace out

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112 We Are the In Crowd
113 Mallory Knox
114 Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Arizona, that formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.

One of the most influential bands in modern alternative music. Not only did they help define a genre but they far exceeded the confines of that genre. Throughout the years they have continued to grow and develop, changing their sound all while staying true to their roots and true to their fans. Perhaps not worthy of the top spot to all, Jimmy Eat World undoubtedly deserves a position in the top ten. Few things in music outweigh an overarching influence; an influence that is found in the music of Jimmy Eat World.

Okay, this just isn't right! Jimmy Eat world should be way ahead a lot of these stupid bands

Older now really listened to nowadays but good!

This is a great band but this list is messed up. I understand music is all opinion and what you like but you gotta give due to the the forefathers of this.

Velvet Bananas

ChokeCock Loaded

Smell Palms

Surfin While Smurfin

Candy Crooks

Rosie O'Donnell Crusty Panties

Butt Burglar Brownie Hounds

All great bands that killed it

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115 Mayday Parade Mayday Parade Mayday Parade is an American rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. Their debut EP Tales Told by Dead Friends was released in 2006, and sold over 50,000 copies without any label support.

There's a Mayday Parade song for every relationship, every breakup, and everything I feel. Their lyrics are amazing! My favorite quote is "Another night, Another dream wasted on you. " They'll always be the band closest to my heart.

Mayday parade is by far in the top ten present day rock bands. They take the meaning of music to a new level with their heart wrenching, tear jerking melodies of love and love lost. Amazing group.

" I can live without you but, without you I'd be miserable at best"
One of their best quotes. I could think of a thousand. Love Mayday Parade

I absolutely love Mayday Parade. I haven't heard a bad song from them yet. They are still just as good as when they started,.

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116 Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox twenty is the best alternative band there ever was and ever will be. Any one who ever voted them this low is seriously wrong in the brain. Rob Thomas is a lyrical genius, and I bet 97 percent if people know who matchbox twenty is over Jimmy Eat world, or stupid old Neon trees, or for God's sake! The invented alternative rock! They are the kings and deserve number one forever. Okay, how many people have heard of Angels and Airways? NOBODY! MATCHBOX TWENTY RULES FOREVER!

One of my top 5 favorite bands hands down. Consistently exceptional music, especially in their first album, with great lyrics and great music, sang with so much feeling. People should really make sure they know what they're talking about when they vote on this site. This band deserves to be much higher yet so many bands above it aren't even alternative at all. - mg296

Matchbox twenty is the band that made me like music. They inspired me to write. They helped me through hard times, and I miss them. If someone can undermined the best alternative rock band ever...I mean how many of you have heard the song 45. Okay now how many have heard the song Push? I thought so

Easily a top 3 group 119 is the most blasphemy I've heard on these lists and there's plenty of it morons who vote because of one song I'm looking at you Plain White T's oh Hey There Delilah almost didn't see you there cause you're not even alternative

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117 Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass). In 2005, they started off as a hugely successful and trendsetting teen pop band in their home country with their debut album ...read more.

I don't believe what kind of bands are ahead of Tokio Hotel, they are one of most successful alternative bands, started so early, will be on top for many many years, Aliens vote for TH!

Tokio hotel best of the best!
Best band of germany bill and tom are the grates twin couple ever
And they rock
AWESOME

I don't think Aliens have invaded this poll yet. If they did, TH would definitely dominate this. :b

Tokio Hotel is an awesome band that deserves to be much higher on this list. Part of what makes them so special is their ability to evolve their music without compromising themselves.

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118 Angels & Airwaves

that's cool band with high skill picking and arrange with effect wars... awesome. try this
valkry missile
the war
gift
adventure
lifeline
shove
a letter to god part II
halucinations

elvis permana recommend...

I started listening to them and they are pretty good. Tom makes the best music ever. He is one of the few musicians that can actually make electronic and rock sound good, not like garbage. And I thought less people knew Angels And Airwaves. - AnimeDrawer

I'm happy they made the cut.. They make music that just makes sense. I've never experienced a band that makes me feel so good..

One of the most amazing bands I've listened to. They a lot of their songs are inspiring. They use a real lot of guitar delay too.

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119 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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120 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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