Best Alternative Bands of All Time

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121 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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122 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) that formed in 2001. ...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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123 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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124 Interpol

I know why Interpol is below the below the list :they sound like more European style, with a bit of England sound (cold wave not so popular in USA...). But Antics, the second album is such a great one, with great bass, keyboards... I listen to them each day for about one full year. They're so brilliant, lyrics excellent. It is not overblasted by fake studio sounds. They are real alternative music like it was in the 80'. I was so grateful to know them at the time, because there was nothing good in music (otherwise The Strokes) and I was so depress... but everyone forgot the early 21st century already.

Really? They do not need an explanation

125 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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126 Tindersticks

The alternative melancholic romantic perfection...

127 12 Stones 12 Stones V 2 Comments
128 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.

129 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.
130 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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131 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

I don't know how many people out there feel the way I do, but here's what I feel:
You're just like sitting on a lazy sunday afternoon and surfing through new Boys Like Girls songs on youtube. And in the middle of boggling your head over differential calculus, Stuck in the Middle starts playing. And suddenly, there are goosebumps on my hand and there's chills running down my spine, and somehow, at that moment, my entire universe snaps back into focus. That moment. That song. That feeling. That's Boys Like Girls for me.

Boys Like Girls is very popular, they have many bad things, but they overcome and release New album "Crazy World". Boys Like Girls Hit song: The Great Escape, Love Drunk, Hero/Heroine, Two is Better than One, Heart Heart Heartbreak, She's Got a Boyfreiend Now.

Boys Like Girls are one of my favourite bands! Seriously, lets not even go there! Gorgeous singing, music, member and lyrics. They're an inspiration.

This band must be in top tens

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132 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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133 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.

134 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.

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135 Young Guns

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

136 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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138 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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139 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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140 Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur Jr. is an American rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1984, originally simply called Dinosaur until legal issues forced a change in name.

Dinosaur have their own distinctive sound that truly makes you feel, the influenced so many bands and to this day they are still producing good music their last album being released in 2009. Honestly this band should be much higher

Seriously? How is this band so low. It has over 10 albums and it influenced a lot of alternative rock bands of today.

They have a really heavy great sound. I recommend the albums Dinosaur and You're Living all Over Me. - IknowAlotAboutMusic

Dinosaur Jr. is the most underrated band. If they had air play then they would be in at least the top 20. All of their albums are awesome and they still play like they are in their prime - Sabbath

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