Best Grunge / Alternative Rock BandsJBrocker
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Songs For The Deaf is one of the greatest albums I've every heard.
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.
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.V 1 Comment
Away, backslider, Tyler, and you can't forget possum kingdom
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". - rbndelrioV 1 Comment
I really really love their songs especially BRANDON BOYD the super duper handsome vocalist..
... this low ranking of such a band makes me thinking about who's voting here ... excellent, maybe too intelligent alternative rock - definitely not position 56.
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..
I have heard Blaackbird for like 69 times. And I know that I am not alone.V 1 Comment
The band have stormed the uk for years and are one of the best alternative bands out there.
Their lyrics are all well thought out and have a meaning. I love the fact that they aren't afraid to change their sound with every album.
They are close to alternative rock.not pure alternative rock but they are very fat from grunge.but they are a very good band I like their soft riffs - zxm
Shinedown's evolution is great. They should be higher in the list. They've shown a very different side in each album and deserve respect.
Brent Smith is close to a complete Vocalist...
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