Best Alternative Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 9

161 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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162 Darling Thieves
163 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.)

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165 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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166 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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167 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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168 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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170 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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171 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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172 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...

173 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

174 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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175 Passion Pit

Passion Pit has an extremely impressive amount of amazing songs. And seeing as they have only done 3 albums so far, they are only going to go up from here. Moth Wing's is beautiful, just saying.

I've gotta say they are quite the different band but I love it! They have a sound that no one I've heard yet. Brings a new zig zag type feel. So many should be higher but no more so than this

Passion pit should be at least in top 100? Little secrets, and sleepy head are great works and contain inspirational lyrics. Thusly lets boost passion pit up please

All I gotta say is this needs to be higher.

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176 Sublime Sublime Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.

One of the few bands that were truly ahead of their time. Of all the many many bands I've seen live, I am the most stoked to have seen Sublime & Brad live and alive not to mention seeing Lou Dog.

Great ska rock band! Many of their songs still are on the radio even though they haven't been around in 10-20 years

They have there own flow and they don't copy other people

192 that's disrespectful smh

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177 Starset

Beautiful music, easy to sing along and they just rock!

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178 The Sound

If you have never heard their music please check out this most underrated band from the 80's and still experience some excellent music and song writing. It's never too late!

Adrian Borland was the lead singer. R.I.P.. The most underrated 80's band. Excellent music!

179 Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie captures an amazing and simply one of a kind sound in each album and the progression of their music over the years has kept me in love with them.

Wonderful music with well-thought-out lyrics and unique rhythms... My favorite band

Sickening that they are so low on this list. - mghiggins12

190? Proves this list was concocted in a methadone clinic.

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180 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years are an American rock band, formed in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1999. The band consists of Jesse Hasek, Ryan Johnson, Brian Vodinh, Chad Huff and Matt Wantland.

Just seeing this amazing band so far from first proves that the world has truly lost its taste in music... Disappointing really. Their songs are so unique, captivating in every way, describes every aspect of the soul (ugly or beautiful), meaningful without directly stating their purpose. I listen to Nirvana, some of his songs Are okay. Linkin Park, just a rap group that happens to be appealing to alternative rock fans. I like a lot of popular alternative groups; ColdPlay, OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, RED, 30 Seconds to Mars, 3 Days Grace, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Foo Fighters, Breaking Benjamin is another big one for me, but none of them even come close to 10 Years. Every song in every album is a hit.

Such an underrated band. So surprised that more people don't know about this band. In a music world full of watered down mindless garbage this band stands out.

I would agree. It was my friend who introduce me to this band and I think there music is tight.

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