Best Alternative Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 8

141 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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142 Bloc Party

Bloc Party albums are on fire. Call the Fire Department because my ears are about to burn down.

143 Placebo Placebo Placebo are an English alternative rock band, formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal.

PLACEBO PLACEBO PLACEBO! They are the most addictive drug. And they are not just the best alternate band, the just the best band ever! And that's really weird that they are just 50s... But anyway they are the best!

Well, the truth is that Placebo are very alternative for this list... I mean, Linkin Park and Foo Fighters, they are rock giants... Placebo is not that kind of band. They are more introvert, withdrawn, but they have many loyal fans that like the work they do. They are evolving all the time, producing high quality music... And of course, they have Brian... Go get 'em, tigers!

They are like no other band, and deserve to be the best. Brill to just listen too and sing along! They are absolutely amazing when it comes to lyrics and guitars. The best

They definitely deserve a higher position on this list. They're one of the most creative, thoughtful bands I have ever heard.

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144 Staind Staind Staind was a heavy metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. more.

Epic, By far one of the best bands of all time. With a front man like Aaron Lewis, who pours every ounce of his soul into every song he sings this band should be number one.

When I first heard Staind, I was all over this genre. They have a way with their music that connects to me personally. Easy to remember the lyrics and easy to play on the guitar. I love most every song I've ever heard and really enjoy the way the music picks up my mood.

One of the best bands by far! This band really deserves to be in top 15 in my opinion. I'd really recommend that everyone who has never heard of this band to go out and listen to some of their songs, you may all soon become fans too!

Staind = alternative rock

cold play = not

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145 All Time Low All Time Low more.

I don't understand how they can be in the 200s. They are an amazing band. Their music is very original and so are their music videos. They are one of my favorite bands of all time. Their concerts are the most amazing thing in the whole entire world. It was so amazingly fun. I would go again if I had a chance. Honestly I think they should be on the top 5. They have a song for every emotion. I can relate so much to their lyrics. I love their rhythm and its just something about them that are just amazing in every way.

They should be in the Top Ten. They're one of the best bands I've ever heard. And they're the reason why I have loved listening to alternative rock. I can relate to their lyrics.

Definitely should be in the top 10. They are great, their lyrics are meaningful and they are fun to listen to and to watch while at their concerts. I really think they deserve to be at least in the top 10, if not in the top 3, or first. And if you don't know them you should listen to them!


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146 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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147 Hoobastank Hoobastank Hoobastank is an American rock band, formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California with lead singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen.

Their songs are so meaningful and flow really well. Love their rhythms to. LIsten to these guys then you'll want to vote for them! Bring them up!

They have many more great songs than those ranked high than them.

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148 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

Beautiful band should definitely be before 5 seconds to summer.

This band rocks and they are good

This band is amazing! Chino morenos vocals are incredible. They deserve to be in the top 10

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149 Phoenix

Come on guys 100, have you heard they're music through the years they're albums just get better and better, should be in top ten.

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150 Dishwalla

Just hear their angels or devils and counting blue cars and many more...

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151 The Pretty Reckless

I love them so much. They are really good at doing music.

They're Best among all. Not agree? Go check GOING TO HELL.

They're amazing! They should be in top 10

Come on people! This band's the best! Vote!

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152 Band of Horses

How are they so low. Vote them up now.

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153 The Police The Police The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. They are most known for their songs "Message In A Bottle", "Don't Stand So Close To Me", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Roxanne", more.

Wait a sec. NICKELBACK is higher than the police? The world is screwed up

They must in top 20

Awesome songs from an awesome bassist and lead singer (Sting/Gordon Sumner), awesome drummer (Stewart Copeland) and an awesome guitarist (Andy Summers)

154 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.

This is wack guess a lot of people don't know that dream theater is NOT NOT a alternative band! Gez what! Wacckk! DT ROCK!

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155 AFI

One of the most compelling musical acts ever. Every album breathes a new style. From the punk sounds of their early years to the post hardcore sounds of black sails, the dark tones of Sing the sorrow. To the radio friendly style of december underground and crash love. You can't go wrong there is an AFI song for everyone

One of the most underrated bands on the planet. They inspired so many bands and were leader in the genre, they deserve more respect than they get! I love AFI and I always will!

This is pathetic! They were my all time favorite. In high school. They clearly don't get the credit and respect they deserve!

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156 The Rasmus The Rasmus The Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school.
157 P.O.D. P.O.D.

I am trying to figure out why this band was not on the list, I really like them. They have a really cool Rap/Rock sound and I have never heard another band come close in terms of Rap metal. They also have really good lyrics, they actually have lyrics that are something more than just hating people and ranting about how unfair life is.

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158 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. V 1 Comment
159 Good Charlotte Good Charlotte Good Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, lead guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, bassist Paul Thomas, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin and drummer Dean Butterworth, more.

Good Charlotte the best. Girls & boys, lifestyle of rich n famous are like my favorite tunes. Anyone doubting should listen to those

Changed my life and got me obsessed with music. I didn't care for music till I hear these guys and simple plan. Best band of all time

Come on! Good Charlotte should be in top 10! They are my first alternative rock band! Their music was so amazing!

:0 how are good charlotte not in the top ten?

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160 Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale is an amazing band. Their best songs include 'Just Me Before We Met', 'L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.', 'Waiting for my Chance to Come', 'Life is Life' and 'Tonight's the Kind of Night'. However, don't listen to their first few albums; only listen to their latest one, titled 'Last Night on Earth'.

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