Best Grunge / Alternative Rock Bands


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81 Switchfoot Switchfoot

Wow this generation is just sad if switchfoot isn't as good as linkin park

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82 Jane's Addiction

To think that they were in L.A. Music scene around the same time as all the rubbish hair metal bands. Nothing shocking and ritual de la habitual still sound relevant today. Perry Farrell was instrumental in the whole alternative rock becoming mainstream through lollapolanza

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83 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . more. V 1 Comment
84 Karkwa
85 Blind Melon

The first two songs in their album really get me going!

86 Mother Love Bone
87 Living Colour Living Colour Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by heavy metal, punk rock, funk, jazz, hip hop and alternative rock.
88 Green River

Man... they created grunge...

89 The Exies
90 The Afghan Whigs
91 The All-American Rejects The All-American Rejects The All-American Rejects are an American rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. The band consists of bassist and lead vocalist, Tyson Ritter, lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Nick Wheeler, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist, Mike Kennerty, and drummer Chris Gaylor.

These guys are awesome they should be in the top ten

92 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Why it is not in TOP 10? It sustain the potential to stand against breaking benjamin and three days grace..

93 Crossfade Crossfade Crossfade is an American hard rock band originating from Columbia, South Carolina. Their current members are Ed Sloan on lead vocals and guitar, Les Hall on lead guitar, keyboard, and backing vocals, and Mitch James on backing vocals and bass.
94 The Raconteurs
95 Beck Beck Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.
96 Taking Back Sunday
97 Blur Blur Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist/guitarist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree.
98 Sonic Youth Sonic Youth Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.

Their sound is undeniable a true alternative trailblazer. Reccomend the album Daydream Nation.

So experimental, pushing boundaries and cool.

Even though their great this is punk

99 Tad
100 Seven Mary Three
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