Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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121 Halestorm Halestorm Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith .

Damn they are perfect but unfortunately totally unknown! They should be one of the top ten! One of the reasons they are unknown is because they are newborn. I assure you in 5 years they will be more famous than evanescence. They're style is like them but so much better songs! I believe Lzzy Hale their vocalist is the best female rock singer ever!

SERIOUSLY, GUYS! What does it take to get this through your thick skull!

What have you ever hear LZZY this list is MORONIC

They've got some Really Energetic songs.

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122 Ash

Absolutely amazing!
Should be higher because of songs like Envy.
Only 71st?
I listen to these guys to cheer me up.

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123 Tindersticks

The alternative melancholic romantic perfection...

124 Cake Cake Cake is an American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. Consisting of singer John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Gabe Nelson and drummer Paulo Baldi, the band has been noted for McCrea's sarcastic lyrics and monotone vocals, DiFiore's trumpet parts, and ...read more.

Original music is hard to come by. I would say Cake is one of the most unique bands ever. Their alternative sound mixed with the trumpet is a really cool combo.

Love their songs. HOW IS this not higher!? - Savolax

How? These guys are underrated to no end, their guitarist doesn't even have a wikipedia page. They have some pf the best songs out their.

125 12 Stones 12 Stones V 2 Comments
126 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.
127 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Disgusting that Tool is ranked under a lot of these talentless noise polluters. I mean seriously? Nickelback, Matchbox 20, Linkin Park, and Coldplay are in the top 50? Faith in humanity has been officially lost.

Tool encompasses everything a band should be. Musical diversity and uniqueness, lyrics that have meaning, and artistic genus when it comes to the visual things they do on their albums and in their shows.

Tool was and is the new Alternative rock. It sounds like metal, but is so much more and for smart people too. Rock on Maynard and Company

Undertow. All I have to say.

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128 Train Train Train is an American roots rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Patrick Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Jerry Becker, Luis Maldonaldo, Hector Maldonado, Drew Shoals, Nikita Houston and Sakai Smith.

Ok jeez. Should be way higher. I know they are also pop, but still good. Also the idiot who said "should be #1" is probably a pop fan.

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129 Lostprophets Lostprophets

Why the hell is lost prophets way out here? They deserve to be higher in the list!

They should be on the last, every song is ruined because of that

Alt. Rock band who people don't respect anyymore because of watkins. But there were other members too and COME ON! They deserve a place on this list for rockeing for over a decade.

130 Awolnation

AWOLNATION deserves much higher than this! For one, so many bands that were listed before AN are mainstream (not alternative at this point-for example) or metal, or some other genre that is NOT alternative. But also, half the bands that WERE, sound so unoriginal. Whenever I hear them, I can't tell which band is which! AN has a unique, distinct sound that couldn't be mistaken for any other band. That said, other bands that have a very unique sound are Franz Ferdinand, Harvey Danger, the White Stripes, and the Black Keys (all of which were either listed way lower than they should have been or have not been listed yet). Whoever compiled this list obviously does not possess a taste for this genre of music, because of the extreme inadequacy and clear ignorance. One can see that all the most well known bands are at the top. Anyone who truly appreciates Alternative music understands that the whole point of alternative is that it's not mainstream, and that unpopular bands can be (and are) ...more

AWOLNATION is the best band I've ever listened to. They make the best songs ever and have a unique sound and style. They should be way higher on the charts. I mean the owner just bought a 1.5 million dollar retreat at a beach. There is not one song by them I don't like. They are all I listen to on my IPod. This band is amazing.

They're just sick, what else can you say? they got a style no one else has, Aaron Bruno is straight up a genius, and their best song has 350,000,000 downloads on spotify, you can't argue.

AWOL IS BAE! At least top 50!

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131 Royal Blood Royal Blood Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2013. The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock and psychedelic rock.

What about "Little Monster", and "Come On Over"?!?!?!?

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133 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Limp Bizkit has been around for a long time and put out consistently great sound. They will endure.

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134 Young Guns

Great band at their start hope they keep up the great work

135 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

They are so underrated, they should be further to the top of the list.

They should be way higher up on the list...

Vote For Them!
They have all types of music, From Rock to rap to alternative to techno an almost everything! :)
After you listen to a song of theirs you will fall in love with HU.

THEY DESERVE MORE THAN THIS!

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136 X Ambassadors X Ambassadors X Ambassadors is an American rock band from Ithaca, New York. It currently consists of lead vocalist Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, lead guitarist Noah Feldshuh, and drummer Adam Levin.

Watch them live, and you'll DEFINITELY fall in love. I remember I went through this stage where I was obsessed with X Ambassadors, and I listened to their music ALL the time. For a short period of time, I stopped obsessing over them, and just recently, I went to one of their concerts. BEST EVER. I am stalking them all over again.

Best alternative band these days by far. Nirvana comes in a close second though.

One of the best groups ever u guys don't do that to them they totally deserve to be in this list let's give it to them..!

, this deserves to be higher

137 Echosmith Echosmith Echosmith is an American indie pop band formed in February 2009 in Chino, California. The band is composed of four siblings: Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota. Echosmith started first as "Ready Set Go!" until they signed to Warner Bros. Records in May 2012.They are best known for their hit song ...read more.

I think they are good.

138 Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year.

These guys are super popular in England now!

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139 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
140 Escape the Fate

This band is legendary and has so much history. I love the music they make and how genuine they R. I'm not saying they deserve to be #1 but they're definitely in the top 100 c:

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