Best Alternative Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 9

161 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
162 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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163 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, ...read 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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164 Birds of Tokyo

The most amazing, diverse and talented group of musicians. frontman Ian Kenny is also lead for Karnivool which is more prog rock, but just as incredible.
Seriously, these guys are mad

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165 Darling Thieves
166 Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

This band is EXTREMELY underrated! It's more rock than alternative, but they have their own unique and incredible sound - especially with the flute! (If you're a flute player like me, you will love this band ngl.)

167 The Kooks The Kooks The Kooks are an English rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Alexis Nunez, and Peter Denton. The original bassist was Max Rafferty, and the founding drummer was Paul Garred. V 1 Comment
168 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

What the heck? - waldo

169 Patti Smith Group Patti Smith Group
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171 Cage the Elephant

How is cage the elephant not higher they are one of the only bands with an original sound in music today. With songs like in one ear and back against the wall the are easily the best band out there today.

Very original sound. I have to admit though, that their first album was vastly superior to their second, Aberdeen and Around my Head being the exceptions. I hope they make more music some time soon.

A fairly popular band that just happens to be one of my favorites, and I don't see them on the list.

great

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172 Anberlin Anberlin Anberlin was an American rock band formed in Winter Haven, Florida in 1998. Since the beginning of 2007, the band consisted of lead vocalist Stephen Christian, guitarists Joseph Milligan and Christian McAlhaney, bassist Deon Rexroat, and drummer Nathan Young.

I love this band, their music is great. Their songs have wonderful lyrics and are great to listen to. Its such a shame that they aren't as popular and well known as they should be.

How is this not in the top 5? Stephen Christian is a musical genius for crying out loud! These guys have the most meaningful lyrics of any band I have ever heard, even if a lot of their music is depressing. - Luvaddict77

Now, someone explain to me what Anberlin is doing in such a low place on this list! They're so amazing and full of meaning. They do so many things right and the songs will blow you away! Do me a favor and listen to them, please. It'll make your day.

They should be top 10, best vocals in alternative, powerful

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173 Kings of Leon Kings of Leon

These guys touched my soul like no other modern band. Caleb's voice is something beyond human, strong, rusty, incredibly sexy. Their songs are inspiring and emotionally rich. I'm just so grateful to have found them accidently by listening to the radio late at night. Trust me, these southern fellows are a gift from God.

Deserves nothing lower than top 30. These guys know how to write, and they know how to perform. Kind of repulsed that lame bands like Imagine Dragons are actually far above these guys.

Kings Of Leon should be in here. Listen to Use Somebody, Sex On Fire, Radioactive, The Face.

My dad hates them, so it's okay.

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174 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Amazing! Best voice ever! And some of the most meaningful lyrics! 33 They should definitely be close to the top of this list, not the bottom!

This band is THE BEST. Why? What more can you ask for? This band has a very COOL music, has a HANDSOME VOCALIST, has a beautiful and cool voiced vocalist and has many COOL SONGS! Especially the songs, Your Guardian Angel, Face down, Angel's Cry, Lonely Road, and MANY, MANY MORE! Ronnie Winter! GOTTA LOVE THIS GUY! This band deserves to be at the TOP 5! RJA ROCKS!

Vote to get them Higher! They deserve it! Thanks

RJA!
Why they're on the bottom list? This sucks!

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176 Third Eye Blind

An amazing example of 90's music and feel. It shows the feelings of an era and the rational of those said people. A good choice for the younger generation. Try it!

For for this band guys... Try out their songs.. It's really nice..

Best songs they never disappoint they're songs speak on a personal level hands down third eye blind is An amazing band overall

Music is amazing! The Vocalist certainly steals the show for them a must hear for budding music lovers.

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177 Simple Plan Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

Why is Simple Plan not in the top 20?
This is injustice!
They definitely deserve to get a higher ranking than this!
They have been my favorite band since I was 7 years old.
I grew up listening to Perfect!

Seriously? Simple plan is at eighty--two! They should be around the top tens or top twenties! Stupid people! Vote for Simple Plan 'cause they are awesome and their songs are really good. They can relate to your life and they are meaningful!

Listen to "Your Love Is A Lie", "Generation" and "What if" then, vote it. After that, listen to other simple plan's songs. Then vote simple plan again and become a simple plan fan. Easy?

I love this band

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178 The Birthday Massacre The Birthday Massacre The Birthday Massacre is a Canadian dark wave and synth rock band currently consisting of Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitar), Falcore (guitar), Owen (keyboard), Rhim (drums) and Nate Manor (bass), that formed in 1999 (even though the 2016 demo collection "Imagica" dates some tracks back at 1998). ...read more.

Truly epic voice backed up by one of the most badass guitars in bands of the modern day. Emotional, beautiful, and evil. Seeping with ingenuity and emotion. Awesome...

179 Breathe Carolina Breathe Carolina Breathe Carolina is an American electro pop group currently consisting of David Schmitt (vocals, keyboard), Eric Armenta (percussion) and Tommy Coops (guitar, keyboard) that formed in 2007. ...read more.

I love breathe Carolina! I listen to them all day every day. One of the best bands ever! If you just listen to them once, you'll love them as much as I do! They should definitely be in the top ten don't know why they aren't right now

Breathe Carolina is AMAZING! They really have a unique tone to each and everyone of their songs and they are sensational! "Blackout" and "Hit and Run" and the best because songs ever! They should be in the top ten list! They are extremely good!

Breathe Carolina is amazing its has a pop sound yet it is completely unique with a wonderful dance beat in every song. This Band should be top ten! It

I love them so much. each song has a unique sound to them. this band is amazing

180 Within Temptation Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.

Why are they so low? I love them. Sharon has the most beautiful voice I've ever heard. They have been my favourite band ever since Mother Earth came out (when I was like 3 years old or something). Their newest album, Hydra, is the best yet.

And live are they so good. You can really feel all the emotions in their music. They have changed my life.

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