Best Grunge / Alternative Rock Bands

The Top Ten

1 Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

Nirvana invented grunge,
Without them there would be not 30 Seconds to Mars and if there were there music would be nothing like it is now.
Nirvanas music means something. it has emotion, and kurt cobain expressed his depression through his music. 30 Seconds to Mars music means nothing, its just words that rhyme and music. although I do like 30 Seconds to Mars but there music has no soul. nirvana had great vocals, great guitars, and amazing drums. they were one of the greatest bands of all times. THEY WERE THE Beatles OF GRUNGE.

The best grunge band ever.30seconds to mars is good but can't compare to nirvana. Smells like teen spirit, breed, school etc best song ever made in 90's

Nirvana did great things for the genre. however from an objective perspective of nothing more than songwriting and ability I think one must yield to Pearl Jam. I get the whole teen angst thing, but some people don't want to listen to some upstart is his 20's whining about life, especially when there is a band who is actually writing about beautiful and meaningful things. Nirvana may make it to my number four slot. Nirvana did not invent grunge I would say that Green river was one of the first to start the grunge sound. Nirvana may have made it mainstream, but one cannot say they invented it with all of the grunge bands who were predecessors to Nirvana

I can never get over the fact that Kurt Donald Cobain committed suicide at such a young age, and just next month will be his death anniversary yet again. but still, nirvana INVENTED grunge and will always be the best band in my heart, although soundgarden and Foo Fighters are amazing bands too,

2 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Alternative/Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. more.

This list is ridiculous. Most of these bands aren't even grunge/alternative and Soundgarden isn't even in the top ten. And RHCP are surely one of the best alternative bands.

Horrible list, full of pop rock bands (Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, Muse) and post-grunge bands (Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Nickelback) and Soundgarden and Smashing Pumpkins haven't even made it to the top ten yet. Stone Temple Pilots was ruined by Chester Bennington.

Rant aside, these guys are legendary. They are pretty better than Nirvana with face melting guitar solos, deep vocals, emotional lyrics and catchy choruses you won't forget about. Their best album is Ten, buy that not Rearviewmmirror (their greatest hits) since it doesn't have their best on it.

My favorite along with nirvana and stone temple pilots. They should all be way above 30 seconds to mars, the most overrated band EVER!

To all of those dumb 30 second to mars fans out there... THEY SUCK! They don't have one good song. Plus their not even grunge or alternative! Pearl Jam was grunge and now is alternative 30 seconds to mars is wannabe pop rock! And Nirvana is good but over-rated. Pearl Jam has only one bad song! They win!

3 Alice in Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Half of these bands aren't even grunge. What idiot came up with this list? Hilarious. AIC definitely the best grunge of all. Layne... RIP

These lists are really really lame lame lame. Who votes here? Justin Bieber fans?

best voice, dramatic sound, force and tragedy of life

Whoever thinks that 30 sec to mars even qualifies to be on this list with #2-#6 has serious issues. Alice created the best music. Layne Staley has more talent in the tip of his pinky than Leto will ever have in a lifetime. ALICE IN CHAINS RULES - Layne will never die in our hearts.

4 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.

The foo fighters are the best modern alternative band out there, hands down. I absolutely love their music and all of their songs, from the hard rock sound of all my life to the plain soft metal of everlong, they ROCK!

Best grunge band.. Yo foo's style is classic in every angle. Never compare everlong, rope, pretender, walk, these days... You like grunge, you like foo fighters

No one matches the Foo Fighters in quality. They make the best music.
They're not just the best alt-rock band. They are the best band of all genres.

This band's amazing music is chock full of powerful beats, catchy and simple riffs, and penetrative, heartfelt lyrics. The Foo Fighters are a true rock band that deserves much more credit then they are given.

5 Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

Coldplay is practically the only "alternative rock" band and so should be in the top 10

How and why is it so below in the list?! It is THE best alt rock band ever!

Coldplay always be the best you know!? ;D

This result is invalid. Coldplay should be at least come up in the top 5

6 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

Just amazing guys, taught me how to dream and live your dream and guided with their songs through the hard times I had

Awesome energy on stage. Brilliant interaction with the public and song messages. Keep up the good work

This is a joke, right?

Amazing should be on the top 15 - Soulstealer

7 Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation.

Truly one of the greatest bands I've ever heard. I recommend either the album Gish or Siamese Dream.

oohhh smashing pumpkins def. but I also LOVE seether, stp, bush, and nirvana this one was hard - a7xfan93

The fact that they aren't contending for 1st with Nirvana is ridiculous. They and Nirvana defined that era...

How is Linkin Park ahead of The Smashing Pumpkins? - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

8 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

They are the best band ever... They brought me into alt rock and grunge.. Their lyrics, music everything pulls you towards it... Linkin Park ROCKS!

Linkin Park should be #1.
As far as history goes, they have the most experience, meaning, sold more records, and are the first alternative rock band to get over a billion hits on YouTube.
They are also the most sucessful.
Their song "The Catalyst" has won Best Song In A Video Game.

How is Linkin Park ahead of Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden - LizardKing99

Common many of Linkin Park songs bring out such emotion... They have brought out their music so well and this is definitely not their position...

9 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.

My opinion is that Three Days Grace is best grunge or post grunge band ever and Adam Gontier is the best grunge and post grunge vocalist.

TDG is a great post-grunge band that knows how to explore their musical ranges and talents without failing to deliver to their loyal fan base. They are not new to the music industry and know how to do all the right things. Kudos the Adam and the band for another great run in the post-grunge field and the release of their newest album, Transit to Venus.

Adam brings so much reality with his voice and band effort.
How ever those critics may be, but they are as fake as there comments.
They are jealous of TDG simplicity lyrics.
Music is tat where you can find yourself within... And TDG have
Everything to be in top of list... Rock means TDG

Three Days Grace, in my opinion along side with Breaking Benjamin is the best grunge/post grunge (alternative metal) band and its sad that they are not among top 10 at least.

10 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.

So original, they don't just make their music for people to listen to it. They make it so you can feel the song deep inside you. No matter how you are feeling there is always a song from them to make you feel better. Just listen to some of their masterpieces like So Cold, Follow, Away, You Fight Me, Dance With The Devil, Until The End, Breath, Give Me a Sign, What Lies Beneath, Anthem of the Angels, Dear Agony and you'll know what I mean.

This is my favorite band of all time! These guys aren't really pure GRUNGE, they're more like REALLY heavy post-grunge, also known as Alternative Metal. Other Alternative metal bands would include Staind, Another Black Day, The Exies, Seether, Avenged Sevenfold, Trapt, Taproot, Shinedown, and Skillet.

If Benjamin Burnley did not have a mental illness, I trully believe this band would be the best in the world. You listen to his voice, and you hear a passion. Passion so immense that it takes you into the bands music. Get well soon Ben. The band should be #1 on any list.

Unrivaled. Period. Should be higher up on the list.

The Contenders

11 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.

Not Grunge and not even elements of grunge. Thirty Seconds to Mars should be higher because they have some elements of grunge unlike Green Day. - Soulstealer

Just listen to their Insomniac album and you will understand. Green Day is a mix of Punk Rock, Alternative Rock, and some Progressive rock! They're awesome

The only reason why this isn't in the top 5 is because the people who vote on these things are a bunch of American idiots

You got to be kidding me! Huh?
Green day is not on the list of best Alternative bands? GOD!
They are the best! Listen to their music at least!

12 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. more.

Amazing band, and how the hell is this band lower than Green Day! - Soulstealer

They have something different in their music. It's a band with nice music, lyrics. Moreover, they are inspired from many kinds of music. I admire that! Special and unique!

This band isn't my favourite (Alice in chains is) but they are very underrated and they really defined the 90's. Core is amazing

Great band that was late for its time

13 Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

Anyone who doesn't have Soundgarden on his top 10 list don't listen to grunge, don't know anything about grunge and shouldn't spend time on this site.

The big four, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam should be 1-4 automaticlly.

I can't stop thinking that Rusty Cage is kind of the best rock song ever written. Does a single song make a band one of the top bands? I don't know, but I would give up to the entire discography of STP for just that song.

Soundgarden is the most awesome, cool, and legit grunge band ever if this isn't in the top 1-5, these voters are deaf and they need 2 listen 2 grunge. Soundgarden is in my top 3 favorite bands ever and spoonman is the best song I've heard EVER!

How is Soundgarden not in the top ten list of Grunge and Alternative bands? Look at all of those bands on the list with the exceptions of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Without Soundgarden there would be no blue print for there music. Soungarden is one of the founding members of grunge! They should be in the top ten.

14 Weezer Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

Come on guys. I think everyone has heard at least one song by Weezer. They have songs that are interesting, original, meaningful, fun, and all of them sound amazing. They deserve to be in top ten.

Wow, yeah.. weezer is WAY more grunge than most of these bands.

Great party rock. Sounds like guys you can hang with.

Top 5 for sure. this bands the best.

15 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

This is the best band that has ever sang the sad thing is that nowadays people that said to be good singers are just singing for money and not for they're soul like red hot chili peppers do! But its good that they're in the hits again!

I can't believe it's not in the top ten it's definitely one of the best you alternative band you can hear. Come on people this list definitely needs a checkup

RHCP at least at one point in time should qualify to be among the top 3. Technically or in their originality in lyrics, tunes and melody stand apart from any band I have ever heard. I adore Keidis as much as I hate him. I miss the magic of Frusciante and Flea so so badly...

Wow this list is so stupid. 1. Nirvana 2. Radiohead 3. Red Hot Chilli Peppers

16 Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

How can Radiohead be this far down?! And with only 2%... Come on! This is truly an amazing band, with almost every album being an absolute masterpiece. And OK Computer is maybe the best album ever. EVERY SINGLE SONG is amazing. Each album brings new sounds, and a totally new experience. In Rainbows is simply awesome, with songs like Nude, 15 Step or Reckoner that are wonderful. Oh, and I forgot to mention Thom Yorke's voice is unbeatable.

Like Nirvana before they revolutionized music for the 00's. Reccomend the album The Bends

I think with a band like radiohead in the 14th place, it is now a proven fact, that the people who vote on this site are simply

This band is the pinnacle of alt rock. Comstantly reinventing themselves. They've churned out masterpiece after masterpiece. Can't understand why it's not the first

17 Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 more.

Muse are the best alternative rock band today along with Foo Fighters
Showbiz is AMAZING! Cave, Showbiz, Muscle Museum, Falling Down, Escape, Uno and Sunburn are Outstanding! All the songs on Origin Of Symmetry and Absolution are Masterpieces! Origin is My Favourite album of all time! BH^^R is filled with most of their "Mainstream" Stuff yet its still stays Alternative. The Resistance was Jaw-Dropping best song being: Uprising, Resistance, Undisclosed Desires, unnatural Selection, I Belong To You and MK Ultra. Matt is an amazing guitarist. He owns the Neck His Playing is ALIEN! The best Solos are New Born, Citizen Erased, (vocal solo)Muscleum Museum, Hysteria, Easily, Invincible and Eternally Missed Chris is an Amazing Bassist His best Bass lines have gotta be Cave, muscle museum, New Born, Bliss, Hyper Music, Hysteria and Exo politics and Uprising. Dom has some sick beats incl: Stockholm Syndrome, Showbiz, Assassin and Exo Politics. All Their B-sides are Amazing as well! Some are ...more

Matt os a great singer/guitarist.. The bass player and drum player are completely sick and combined with their multiple prizes for their performances, they are THE BEST alternative rock band EVER.

You can always here, when it is Muse playing on the radio! They are so innovative and unique!

My favourite band of all time. even if they made hip hop it would be unique

18 Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

They don't really fit into the genre of music but they're still a amazing band. They defined British music in the 90's so check em out

Every single song is listenable over and over again. Their open lyrics with multiple hidden meaning are just awesome.

My favorite band of all time

Best grunge band!

19 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

Their lyrics actually mean something other than darkness and depression. They made world issues into amazing music. If you say Tom Morello is overrated, You try making solos like he does

Too damn awesome should be in top 10

1. One of the greatest bands of all time...

20 Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.
21 Live Live is an American rock band from York, Pennsylvania, composed of Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Gracey, and Chris Shinn. Live's original lead singer Ed Kowalczyk left the band in November 2009.

One of the best bands in the 90's to come out post nirvana, pearl jam etc...

22 REM

that low? - zxm

23 Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

İ think papa roach best band ever. Their songs are very nice

cool man

24 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.

Most people do not know they started in the 80's. They were also trailblazers like Sonic Youth. I recommend the album Your're living all over Me or their self entitled album.

Dino and Sonic Youth are both extremely underrated.


25 Staind Staind was a Alternative Metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. more.
26 Candlebox
27 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Grunge No! - Soulstealer

28 Bush Bush are a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA.
29 Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .
30 3 Doors Down 3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi that formed in 1996. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold (vocals/drums), Todd Harrell (bass guitar) and Matt Roberts (guitar). They were soon joined by guitarist Chris Henderson, and later by drummer Richard Liles.
31 System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.

They are just perfect

System of a down has really spellbinding rhytms and lyrics, their music quality is one of the best for me. They should be in top 5 minimum

32 Audioslave Audioslave was an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2001 and disbanded in 2007. The four-piece band consisted of then-former Soundgarden lead singer/rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, and then-former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk. more.

I don't really know how most people don't even know about Audioslave. I think that Chris Cornell as a vocalist and Morrelo on the guitar, they should at least be in the top 10.

Remeber these dudes from a long time ago

33 Our Lady Peace
34 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

No man, this isn't right. at least they should be in top 10. Just listen to their songs like Radioactive, Bleeding out, Demons and many more.

Imagine Dragons and Linkin Park are my favourite bands. I love the music anf the lyrics!

I understand that Imagine Dragons are just Nr. 31, because they're not so long in the music buisness but I know for sure that in 10 years they will be in the top 5.

Sweet jams

35 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

I personally think that Nickelback should without a doubt be in the top 10. Their music's main sound revolves around grunge music. I'm a guy who LOVES grunge music, and Nickelback! I base my music around a few main grunge bands. One being Nickelback, and the other who are and should be on this list: Daughtry, Theory of a Deadman, Art of Dying, and Three Days Grace. But that's just my oppinion.

Not exactly what I'd call grudge..
But anyways their pretty cool, by far its my 2nd favorite band (next to linkin park)
These guys deserve better

Should be in top 10 not down here in 19 :L it's a bit off a joke isn't is thoe they should be higher I ain't going to lie. Other good bands in my opinion are Breaking Benjamin, 3DG, crossfade, Adelitas way (not very popular but they are awesome), Daughtry, Downstait, Papa roach, sick puppies. Those are all I can think off that I like

Many of the bands on the top ten deserve the credit...
But personally... Chad Kroeger is a genius! And such genius comes maybe once in a decade...
Nickelbacks lyrics is far deeper and stronger than most of these other bands...
It's a shame that they haven't yet got the appreciation they deserve! They are my favourite band..! And that too without a second thought!
And please... Smashing pumkins¿... Weezer¿... The guy who compares these bands to nickelback must be deaf!

36 Seether Seether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.

I think Seether is the most underrated music in the world. They have carried on what Nirvana and Pearl Jam started, and they are just so good. The metal, and the not metal, and Shaun Morgan has an amazing voice, so yeah they totally deserve to be on here

Seether is OBVIOUSLY the best here! There vocalist Shaun Morgan has the ABSOLUTE BEST voice outta all these chumps EXCEPT Kurt Cobain but Seether's instruments are the best 2!

Far and away the best post grunge band (nirvana, Pearl Jam, soundgarden considered grunge). Vastly overrated. Intelligent lyrics, emotional flexibility, soulful riffs, cathy beats. They're best songs are some of the hardest songs to burn out.

After 47 years finally found my favorite band... Nothing changed now at 50... I can't say they are the best out there, I'm just saying that whoever didn't listen to Seether misses awfully lot...

37 Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.

Should be higher than #41 on this list. One of the best groups of the 2000's. - Floxoll

Songs For The Deaf is one of the greatest albums I've every heard.

38 Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead vocalist Michael Barnes.

An amazing band that delivers such amazing sound, with breathtaking vocals, and deep lyrics. Red mixes in several different musical elements, and you won't get bored listening to them. The lead singer has amazing vocals, and the band delivers such an awesome sound. But the best thing about Red is the meanings of their songs. Every song, whether it be a slow paced song like "Not Alone" or a heavy song like "Feed the Machine", is packed with such a deep meaning, that all of us can realte to. Red DEFINITELY deserves more attention and a higher spot on this list. Oh, and if you haven't heard Red yet, then you're missing out! I guarantee if you like this type of music then you won't be dissapointed by Red. Just such an amazing band

If none of you have heard of Red you're all missing out! Their music is amazing with great lyrics along with amazing instruments... If any of you get the time look up at least one song from each of their albums- I swear to you... You won't regret it!

I don't care they are a Christian Band, as an atheist, I could only say they are PERFECT! Your really have to listen "Feed The Machine", "Death Of Me", "Let It Burn." You will not regret it, I promise!

The best band I have heard of.
Really good music, awesome lyrics and nice vocalist voice.
All of the three albums they made were good and until now I haven't listened to a bad song they made.

39 Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Evanesces and 115 place? Are you guys kidding me?!
I think you are under estimating Amy Lee's voice.
Strong, and deep lyric
She's a great interpreter and performer one of the best I've ever seen and heard.
By default she should be in one of the top 10 list.

Not Grunge at all. - Soulstealer

40 Silverchair Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in Merewether, Newcastle with the line-up of Ben Gillies on drums, Daniel Johns on vocals and guitars, and Chris Joannou on bass guitar.

The ultimate success story - three teens from Australia playing in a garage get big. The heavy riffs and dark, emotive lyrics (Especially in Frogstomp and Freak Show) should place them at least in the top ten!

Frogstomp was an amazing album. Their music sadly degraded gradually from there... although many still enjoyed their later albums, there just wasn't enough support to keep the band thriving. "Young Modern" was their final album in 2007 and it was absolutely horrible... proving they've strayed so far from their original sound that they just weren't the same band anymore.
But Frogstomp alone is enough reason to mention them as quintessential 90's alternative rock.

41 Daughtry Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006.

The band has some cool music. - explodingpineapple

42 Toadies

Away, backslider, Tyler, and you can't forget possum kingdom

43 Filter Filter is an American Alternative/Industrial rock band formed in 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio by singer Richard Patrick and guitarist/programmer Brian Liesegang.
44 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

How in the bloody hell they are on no.43 They are number 1 kinda stuff. Myles is an angel... They deserve much more than this

This band is awesome in every field of their music... So this should be in the top tens..

Must be a lot above

I have heard Blaackbird for like 69 times. And I know that I am not alone.

45 The Pixies The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.

Without the Pixies, no Nirvana. Listen to "Smells like Teen Spirit" for Pixies influence: the Loud Quiet Loud structure, the four-note 4/4 bass line and two-note guitar in the quiet parts, the screaming vocals - and some Nirvana songs are complete Pixie rips. The founders should be much higher on this list!

Way ahead of their time and still the best. If you have respect for David Bowie and his taste and innovations in music, remember he called Black Francis THE greatest American songwriter. Millions of people have yet to discover this amazing and underrated band. Pioneers one and all. Please vote them higher up the list!

Nirvana did not invent grunge. The Pixies did, and in doing so inspired bands like Nirvana and Radio-head.

Pixies, (not THE pixies) are Alternative Rock. Full Stop.
Without them... No:
Smashing Pumpkins

Even David Bowie said they were his favourite band.

46 Puddle of Mudd Puddle of Mudd is an American rock band formed in 1991. To date, the band has sold over seven million albums and has had a string of No. 1 hits with their most famous hit being "Blurry".

Great sound, great & catchy songs from the dirty post-grunge preachers from Kansas - soundwise and musically top rated in my opinion.

47 Finger Eleven

Post-Grunge / Alternative band. Only had two hits in their career, neither of which I am a big fan of-- however, they have so many incredible songs nobody has heard about such as "Famous" and "My Carousel". - rbndelrio

They kind of sound whiny in their songs. Not my favorite band.

48 Soul Asylum
49 Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers is an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.
50 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

It is one of the most unusual alternative band I have ever heard. Their compositions are just unique filled with amazing variations. They make real music. Listen their songs like scarecrow, under heaven's skies, summertime, disenchanted etc. You will definitely say that they are the best. They deserve to be in top 5... Come on frank. Think and vote

I am disgusted that such a life-changing band is number 90! Without a doubt, My Chemical Romance deserve a spot up there next to Nirvana, godamnit! My Chemical Romance saved LIVES. They have given people purpose and given themselves purpose and affected the world we live in today and I am angered that they have been so dismissed as to have been placed so low down the list. The music is amazing, meaningful and moving. I can't say that about any other band other that Nirvana. For shame!

94th?!?! My Chemical Romance is absolutely amazing, and they have give strong emotional feelings in their songs that a lot of people can relate to.

"I know it's been told hundreds of times before, but it's true. " My Chemical Romance SAVED MY LIFE.

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