Top 10 Best Modern Rock Bands
The Top Ten
Say what you will about my music taste, but this band is awesome, not to mention extremely talented. Their lyrics are also very meaningful, and the emotion in their songs are so powerful that I can actually feel it.
I actually decided to listen to some of their 2010s albums recently (specifically, A Thousand Suns and The Hunting Party) and actually loved the songs on there. Honestly, I can't name a favourite album because I love listening to this band so much. It's actually one of my 5 favourites.
The Best Band Ever... The Combination of Rap and Rock or as you say ROCK AND HIP-HOP is truly unique and beautiful... Nothing Beats Linkin Park...
Mike Shinoda has got the best rapping skills(along with eminem of course) and his accent is just too good
Chester Bennington has got the voice...
Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn and Dave Farrell all rock
Here's a list... Randomly Ordered so don't care for spots
The Songs marked *(star) don't suit everyone
2. Burning In The Skies
3. Waiting for the End
4. Wretches and Kings*
6. The Catalyst
7. When They Come for me*
8. We made it ft. Busta Rhymes
9. Dirt Off Your Shoulder, Lying From You ft JayZ
10.99 Problems ft Jayz
11. Numb/Encore ft. JayZ
12. Big Pimpin' Papercut ft Jayz*
13. Not Alone*
15. One Step Closer
16. With You*
17. Points of Authority
20. By Myself
21. In The ...more
Amazing band with so many great songs (also pretty consistent with the exception of Thousand Suns- they were better before in my opinion with Hybrid Theory and Meteora but they still have released some great songs in that last couple of years). Also Chester Bennington's voice is amazing and Mike Shinoda's rapping talent is in my opinion, still underrated. The rap metal (is that what it's called) works so well together. Their songs are also pretty meaningful and just the sound is amazing to listen to. Some of my favourite songs are Numb, In The End, What I've done, New Divide, Burn it Down, Castle of Glass, Crawling and Bleed it Out. It's also cool to see them experiment with different styles, sounds etc. (not all I like but I can appreciate them).
What I love about Linkin Park is the diversity of sounds incorporated into their music, as well the emotion and real-life connections in each song. For example, two completely different songs can be found on the same album: Given up, a song with powerful screams dealing with the struggles of everyday life, and Hands Held High, which incorporates deep raps and group vocals to bash the corruption of government. Also, unlike many bands, the members maintain close friendships with one another, and alcohol and/or drug abuse probably isn't going to cause the band to implode. They are all just a bunch of honest, genuine, hard- working guys.
Life Starts Now is one of my favourite albums from this band, but I also love One-X and Human.
One thing I like about this band is how their songs contain such powerful emotions. Again, it's so realistic that I can feel it.
I've been listening to Three Days Grace for years on end. Since the day I was 4 years old. Back in 2006, when Adam had released One-X with the band, I was hooked when my mom showed me one of the songs. I still remember the first song I listened to them which was It's All Over. When I listened to it, I asked my mom with my four year old voice and words to play all the three days grace songs that were released at the time and I listened to them everyday. Years and years later, I still listen to them. I was pretty bummed when I heard Adam left back in 2013, but I didn't stop listening to them. After the Human album came out, I was so pumped and nowadays, I don't really like their Outsider album but I just love all of their other albums. My 16 favorites from 16 to 1 are listed as follows:
14. Tell Me Why
13. Human Race
12. I Am Machine
11. Fallen Angel
9. Animal I Have Become
8. Let It Die
7. Chalk Outline
I have listened to uncountable bands, but NOTHING beats this band! Don't believe me? Listen to my top ten three days grace songs (not in order) Here's the overview of the band
-Equally badass on live stage/ acoustic sessions
-A unique and distinctive style of music
-Un ending awesomeness: Most bands face difficulties when the frontman/lead vocalist leaves suddenly... THIS... THIS band became even more bad ass
Here's the song list
Animal I have become
Let it die
Time of dying
Just like you
Never too late
Someone who cares
By the way, time of dying was the first TDG song I listened and the first Rock song I liked, made me the Rock fan I am
Best band ever!
Adam got the most special voice I've ever heard.. Unlike most of the rock bands these day..
Add to it the the beautiful lyrics and awesome playing and what can you ask more?
And I don't understand how avanged from all bands passed them, avanged is really like pop, think about it, why people hear their songs? I don't think its because of the lyrics, I mean all their lyrics is about evil power and death and more creepy things..
So I'll tell you, because of m shadow's catchy voice and the fast solos.. And when no one cares about the lyrics we all can just go hear gangam style or somthing
BB is the best band. Burnley just is amazing. Their album aurora is great. No matter what they will always be my favourite band
1. Breaking Benjamin
2. Bring me the horizon
3. The word alive (who are not on this list I think)
4. Three days grace
5. Blessthefall (who are also also not on this list)
7. Beartooth ( I think not on the list)
8. I prevail (not on it I think)
9. Nothing more ( not on here I think)
10. Linkin park
BB... my favourite band since I was 4. Ben is an absolute king of modern rock, every one of his albums consistently hitting the right spot. Keith, Jason, Shaun and Aaron are all fantastic and really complete this six piece masterpiece. Three vocalists allow their concerts to be diverse while Bens distinct and powerful voice absolutely carries studio recordings. If you haven’t listened to this band and need to get into them listen to: Breath, Diary Of Jane, Angels Fall, Blood, Ashes Of Eden, Dark Of You, Give Me A Sign, Save Yourself, So Cold, Sooner Or Later and their absolute best track: Dear Agony
I don't understand how bands like linkin park get such a strong fan base when the messages in their songs are so scattered that I hate them for it. BB is the band that has song that are so different but also the same. Their songs are that of emotion and passion, the likes of which is lost in most of todays music genera. This bands songs can make my eyes water, my body move, and my smile come about all in one album. And that is consistent where as linkin park just seems to be throwing things out now a days. In my opinion that is. Music affects different people in different ways with different sounds and this is what I believe
These guys are not that good. Sure, they have some decent songs, but their lyrics are usually complete major suckage. For example, look at this line in "I Will Not Bow":"I don't wanna change the world. I just want to leave it colder." Okay, for one, why in the sane hell would you want to leave the world colder as opposed to changing it for the better? And second of all, isn't the world being cold what you're whining about in the song? Why would you want to do that, so you can just feel sorry for yourself? Also, what's with these guys and singing about taking someone's breath away? They say "breath" in almost every song I've heard. They even made a song about it. The subjects in some of those songs are pretty sappy as well. However, these guys have some nice riffs ("Blow Me Away" had a nice intro), the screams aren't bad, and songs like "So Cold" have displayed decent lyrics. These guys have shown some nice potential, but they just don't always do that. Still better than Shinedown or ...more
Avenged Sevenfold is the greatest band ever in my opinion and they do their best to be active.When they couldn't tour they posted other videos like explaining how they made songs so they wouldn't leave their fans alone.
I think most people can agree that most of the music that the "normal" will listen to doesn't include rock on their list (highest they'll go is probably alternative). I listen to rock for three reasons: 1) The message behind the song. 2) The background music. 3) The attitude of the songs. Avenged Sevenfold is perfect if you are looking for those reasons. They will make songs for the subjects that matter, like the problems people have to go through everyday or when they lost there drummer they made songs about him too. Each song sounds different two, examples: Dear god goes for a soft rock tone for most of it while Afterlife uses more classical instruments like a piano or violin. If you want a rock band with everything you could look for in rock, I recommend this band.
Avenged Sevenfold is one of the best, if not the best modern rock/metal/alternative rock band. Each album has a diverse and unique sound. And every aspect of their music is great. From Zacky and Syn's crazy duel solos to the heavy metal riffs and crazy drum fills. And lets not forget the legendary singer for the band: Matt Shadows. His unique voice and his overall talent adds a whole new layer to their music. And it is truly amazing. And how could we forget Johnny Christ? The talented and beer loving bassist of Avenged Sevenfold. He has some pretty cool bass lines too. Overall Avenged Sevenfold is a great band with a unique sound and deserves number one. There is many more reasons why, but they would be way to many to name.
Not an easy thing to pick the best rock band especially with so many good ones out there. But A7X has consistently brought their A game from the get go... They record albums that produce numerous hits every time, their live show is always just straight rock n roll but never boring... And the talent speaks for itself. The icing on their super group cake is their story of growing up together straight outta the LBC and the tragedy of the death of their drummer the Rev. They keep steaming forward as though the stars are aligned to seat them in rock n roll history. No matter what happens to these guys or what they do, they always shine!
I remember when I first heard "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" back in 2010, and I loved it a lot. 10 years later, I start listening to more of their songs, and I've come to the conclusion that I love listening to this band.
Green Day blends unique sounds with high-octane guitar riffs and drum beats. Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt are two of the best at their instruments, and Billy Joe Armstrong lends his vocals in a fantastic blend. Their lyrics started simplistic, but over time grew to be the deepest and most though-provoking in the business. With songs like Jesus of Suburbia, Holiday, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, and Letterbomb, American Idiot proves to be their best album. The rock opera stands apart from even 21st Century Breakdown as the most relevant and patronizing albums of the day. Dookie has some amazing singles as well, from Basket Case and Longview to Welcome to Paradise and When I Come Around. The aforementioned 21st Century Breakdown has some great tracks as their third-best, notably 21 Guns and Peacemaker. Other albums have great songs as well, like Brain Stew and Jaded from Insomniac, Hitchin a Ride and Time of Your life from Nimrod, and Church on Sunday and Misery on Warning. Green Day stands ...more
COME ON! Punk's Not Dead because of this band! I can't decide if Green Day or Linkin Park is greater but I can tell that Green Day is certainly better than the ones on No. 2, 3 and 4. What the hell? Do you even think before you vote?
Just listen to boulevard of broken dreams, 21 Guns, Wake me up when September ends, American Idiot, Longview and Basket Case, and then dare tell me that all these bands are better than Green Day. Please, you are misleading the young listeners...
Green Day is not just a typical rock band. Green Day's songs show more than typical lyrics that discusses common topics like love, loss and all those things. Some songs discuss these common topics but most stand out because they are a way of speaking out to the government. It is a way of protest.
Green Day is surely one of the greatest bands of this era.
Gee... imagine if Dylan and others had thought of using popular songs as a way of protest and/or social commentary.
In my opinion, there is bad music, ok/good music, and there is GREAT music. If a song has good music, but not deep lyrics (or vice versa), it's ok. If it has shallow lyrics and bad music, it's a bad song. But if it has deep lyrics AND good music, it's a FREAKING GREAT SONG! Skillet, even if you're not Christian, delivers the highest number of what I would call Great songs! Check em' out! They haven't written a "bad" song yet!
Awake and Alive, Victorious, Hero, Monster, Not Gonna Die, Rise, Undefeated just to name some of their best.
The reason why Skillet should be number one is not just because they play (in my mind) the best music, but they also do a lot more with their music than most bands. I know adding violins and cellos would not work for every rock band, but for Skillet, this just adds to the skill level at which they perform and sounds amazing! I could go on for a very long time about why this band is the best, but I believe the best way to tell anyone how great they are is simply this; go see them live. Enough said.
Also if you listen to their albums and see just how they vary their style along a common theme. It makes it so much enjoyable. Lyrically as well in terms of the weight they place on significance and meaning in every song I think is a nice touch. The kind of words that can literally change how you view everything.
Skillet are fantastic. Johns voice is great, Jen is sick on the drums and has an amazing voice as well. Korey is a beast in general and so is Seth. Their music is unique by using violins and cellos, and it works flawlessly for them. It is a Christian rock band but they totally rock!
the animal behind the drum set for Nirvana takes matters in his own hands as front after the tragic loss of Cobain to be one of the most respected rock bands in modern rock history.
They are the best thing music has to offer since the grunge movement. Of course everybody is impressed with Dave Grohl's musicianship, but it's always their chemistry as a band that makes them be better than any contemporary band. They are not a band of posers, they do not pretend to represent a generation, and do not pretend they play are among the best in the world. They just get together and rock out, which is exactly what the other bands are lacking. Rock 'n roll isn't all about elaborate compositions and "the rock star lifestyle" and is best practiced when your friends are next to you - so that you do it for fun and for the love of the craft.
Long live Foo Fighters!
Every song is gold, especially the pretender, bridges burning, long road to ruin, learn to fly, and basically every song so never mind, but Wheels is fantastic. Dave Grohl is an insane drummer, songwriter, and singer, and he can get anyone pumped up any time and he's hilarious. The drummer is crazy good and the bass player and Chris and pat are just crazy man. The Foo FIGHTERS are by FAR the best band with all they're different, but amazing songs. J can't believe their #8 they should be #1 without a doubt. I mean really? Lincoln Park, they're okay but no where near the rock and roll hall if fame, legendary FOO FIGHTERS
Of the five bands above the Foo Fighters, the only one that can be compared to them is Green Day. It's insulting that Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, and Three Days Grace are above them; they wish they were real rock. The Foos are real rock. They are the last modern classic rock band and need to be appreciated for their greatness. Legendary rock artists like Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Beatles (Paul and Ringo), and others have all showed what big fans they are of the Foo Fighters. As long as they are modern, (technically) rock isn't dead.
A couple years ago, I was neutral about the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but now, I really enjoy this band and can see why some of my relatives enjoy their music.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the greatest band ever! They currently hold the world record for most number 1 hits on the alternative rock charts, and have, like Linkin Park, combined several different forms of music together. Funk, Punk, Alternative Rock, and Rap have all been genres they have written music in. They are the band of a generation. Hell, I'll even create a list of their greatest songs for all those out there that might want it: By the way, Can't stop, Venice Queen, Around the World, Scar Tissue, Purple Stain, Cabron, Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder Cover), Havana Affair (Ramones Cover), The Adventures of Raindance Maggie, Look Around, True Men Don't Kill Coyotes, Californication, Readymade, Purple stain, Under The Bridge, Save The Population, Give It Away, Even You Brutus? , Soul To Squeeze... Those are just a few off the top of my head. Just listen to them, and try no to J your pants.
In my humble opinion the RHCP are the greatest modern rock band and belong in the conversation for greatest band of all time PERIOD. They have a truly unique sound that has evolved and matured over 30 years of being awesome. Not to mention their live shows are totally kick ass and Flea & Ant are two of the coolest mofos to ever walk the planet. That being said this list is totally and complete messed up for so many reasons.
1) Nickelback is on the list... AND IN THE TOP 20?!?
2) Metallica is not in the top 10?!? (They are #45 what? ) Seriously people the Black Album is one of the greatest of all time. Without Metallica to pioneer heavy metal into the mainstream you can kiss half of these "metal" bands on the list bye-bye. I'm talking to you AX7.
3) I have no issues with LP at #1 or Green Day in the top 5 but Breaking Benjamin & Three Days Grace at 4 & 5... get your heads out of your arsses kids.
4) How is Sound Garden no where to be found and Audio Slave is #85? Chris ...more
Jesus Christ it literally says on the bio that "The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983".
1983 - How exactly is a 37 yr old band modern?
Come on..! They are much better than Evanescence.
I believe that they deserve to be in top 10 at least...
Linkin Park are good because they have many well-worked songs but papa roach are a true rock band. Avenged Sevenfold are overrated... Their only really special song is Afterlife while Papa have at least 3 special songs in every album. Breaking Benjamin are amazing but they have fewer hits than papa. Only 3DG might deserve a higher place than papa... RHCP was the best band but they are not that new and fresh.
So my top 10:
9. Rise Against
7. Thirty secs to Mars
6. Green Day
4. Breaking Benjamin
3. Linkin Park
1. Papa Roach
One of the best modern rock bands I ever came through...
Songs like one track mind, burn, give me back my life, still swinging, forever, and last resort makes me wanna jump in the air!
Tobin esparance's heavy bass lines, jerry horton's groovy riffs, awesome lyrics of shaddix.. Makes me go crazy.. Their music is mind-blowing!
They should be in the top tens. They deserve it!
Why Papa Roach isn't in the top 10 I will never know. But these guys have some of the best performances in rock today. They are consistent with great hits, you can find at least three in EVERY album, and that's not an exasperation. And if their new album F.E.A.R. Is any indication, we will be hearing good music from them for years to come.
Bands like these deserve a spot much higher than this!...a very talented rock band, they've got a very talented vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, a very distinctive voice.Their songs are so energetic and pumping.I do agree that bands like Linkin Park and A7X are at the right spots but even these bands have only one or two songs they're very much known for.Papa Roach is known for 7 or 8 signature songs!...all their songs are so good that you can't tell which one is their best.
So, yeah!...they truely deserve top 10!
Seriously people, linkin park at #1? These guys are way better. Sure, lp is good and has some really good songs, but these guys have WAY better songs than them. Ten thousand fists, down with the sickness, stupify, sound of silence, and many more. These guys cleared out battlefields. It was against their religion to listen to this music and the played it through towns taken by the muslims and it was cleared. Has linkin park done that? didn't think so.
However, RIP Chester
You werent the best, but you were amazing.
More modern than some of the other stuff here. Nirvana isn't around anymore. Green Day is way past its popular years. Does Evanesence still make music. Nickelback is just awful. Even if these other bands were still relevant Disturbed is much better. Their lyrics have meaning, David vocals are amazing and the gutair solos are always great
I like a lot of bands on this list, like three days grace, breaking Benjamin, linkin park, but disturbed is the unmatched number 1. Having them be this low is a disgrace
One of the most powerful lead singers of all modern rock bands and have stayed true to themselves throughout their career. I would say they are only rivaled by Breaking Benjamin in terms of vocals and Slipknot in lyrical content.
Where I am living. Is this world is crazy? Or my eyes are blind or what? I do not know much about this rock band but the moment I listen to their song chop sue I started crying because I am going trough some of my worst days before hearing this song I always think that I should deserves pain pain and severe pain you will not believe that once I started thinking about attending suicide but when I her this song I could not able to move my hands and legs tiers are started falling from my eyes These guys done an impossible job How on earth can make such a beautiful song They deserves not only the no. one spot but above it After listening this song I realize that nothing the hell is impossible in this world if you try hard to achieve what you want then even god can not able to stop you Believe me no one can NO ONE
Just because they have one good song you can relate to doesn't mean that they deserve to be in the no. 1 spot. A lot of people have been in similar situations as you and they also have a song from another band that they value highly like you. One song doesn't make a band better than other bands. Bands can only be better than bands by consistency, fan base, popularity, originality, relatability, albums, singers, drummers, etc. Not because of a song that touches a depressed person's heart
Ah finally nice to see A7x NOT number 1 for once and surprised to not see Slipknot, 2 perspectives from the list and MY list
10:Alter Bridge never heard of em
9:Rise Against not that bad
8:Red Hot Chili Peppers all they sing about is California
7:Muse good band
6:Foo Fighters GREAT band
5:Three Days Grace what?
4: Green Day meh
3:Breaking Benjamin good band but y would you break Benjamin?
2: Avenged Sevenfold: WAY too overrated I mean they are good
1:Likin Park they ain't to bad
1. Slipknot (I'm a huge slipknot fan ((maggot))
2. System of a Down great song writing skills
6. Foo Fighters
10. Avenged Sevenfold
Nothing against Avenged Sevenfold but seriously, this band is way better then them in my OPINION. They put so much meaning and emotion in their songs. Their lyrics are off the wall, emotional, relatable, deep, and just the most amazing songs ever. They may not have the most insane shredding but they have skill leaking out of their ears in everything they do. Every album they released has touched me emotionally.
You haven't listen System of a Down if you don't vote 'em. Their Toxicity album was their masterpiece. Chop Suey, Toxicity, Forest, and the rest just amazing. And Serj's voice give the life to their music. For the note, their song is unique one from another. Chop Suey, Forest, and Toxicity have a different music character from another even in the samr album. And I haven't mention the other song like Sugar, Radio/Video, Holy Mountain, BYOB, and too many more
They are creative and diverse! Which bands have written a symphony based upon the themes of space rock presented in a Chopin/rachmaninoff/Rossini style! Their rock music it totally awesome! They do the basics extremely well and encourage expermentation and new music! They don't sound like old blues and rock n roll and don't go for the emotional appeal either! They really push the boundary and their live performances says it all. Another notable thing is that they've always stayed true to themselves and not changed their line up and gone on hiatus etc... They have not ruined their style of music and as they have progressed they have improved and got more popular! They are a proper rock band which doesn't sound the same and are totally extrodinary and sound like nothing else if listened to with an open mind! Linkin are only famous because of transformers face it! Muse should be at the top! Rock on guys!
Very disappointed in this list. What is Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, AC/DC, etc. doing down there? However, I do think Muse is the greatest modern band that this world has to offer I mean okay, other bands do sound incredible with deep lyrical meanings and a creative style but in my opinion Muse tops it all. One of the only modern/active bands that can pull off something heavy like Stockholm Syndrome or the scream at the end of Hyper Music and at the same time produce a space themed symphony and other tracks inspired by classical composers. One of the best three pieces around, they put everything they've got into their music and performances to the point you'll be surprised that it is in fact only a three piece. They're not afraid to experiment, which separates the good bands from the best bands and no two albums are the same, you can actually tell which songs came from which album because of how diverse their music is! They sound so good, they're all the nicest people in the world, ...more
Matthew Bellamy (vocals, guitar), Dominic Howard (drums, synth) and Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, vocals) are not only some of the nicest guys on the face of the earth, they also form modern rock sensation Muse. Muse use some of the greatest and most easily remembered rock riffs of the 21st century (Plug in baby anyone? ) and combine them with one of the best voices and use of falsettos in modern rock, in fact, in all of music. They have conceptual albums covering wide varieties of genres and playing styles, their live performances are renowned for being some of the best ever seen and their combination of space rock with anything else on the planet (trust me, think of a genre, they've covered it) makes for some of the greatest rock songs/ albums ever seen. They are either a 21st century queen, or a band that will go down in history. Hell, why not both?
To hell with the mainstream popularity, Muse is by far the best modern rock band. First of all, they touch on topics that most bands don't even want to think about. Second, their musicianship is better than any modern band not called Dream Theater. Bellamy is in my mind the best modern vocalist and guitarist for rock. Third, their sound is orgasmic. It is innovative, hard, and unique. I cannot think of another band that sounds anything like Muse. And remember, this is created by THREE...GUYS! Everything put together, Muse is better than every rock band right now, hands down.
Fun fact: The first Evanescence song I've ever listened to was actually "Call Me When You're Sober", THEN "Bring Me to Life".
One of the reasons why I love this band so much is because Amy Lee's vocals and the band's hard rock/metal sound really blend well together. Fallen was an awesome album, but dang, I can't stop listening to The Open Door. Some of my favourite songs from Evanescence are: Going Under, End of The Dream, My Last Breath, Cloud 9 and Weight of the World. I also really enjoyed their most recent song, "Wasted on You".
Come on, Evanescence is easily number 1! Linkin Park is trash, Evanescence is the best. Chester and Mike is nothing compared to Amy. Brad Delson is nothing compared to Ben Moody and John LeCompt, Rob Bourdon is nothing compared to Rocky Gray. Honestly, it is amazing band and songs is very beautiful. Actually this is a stupid list, what are you doing up there RHCP, Rise Against and System of a Down? Avenged Sevenfold is number 2? I love A7X but Evanescence is very very better. Ev for life!
They are unique in the fact that, musically, there is no other band that is exactly like them. Evanescence does not fit under one category of music, but several, hence making them their own genre: Evanescence. The lyrics have very deep meanings and can be interpreted several ways. They leave a memorable impression, wheather or not you like them, and keep a unique style with every album.
Amy Lee is a true musician and she knows how to rock! They had the peak of their fame in 2003-2007 but are still amazing. Also this November they should be coming back with new material ready to surprise us all. They are one of the bands whose have true lyrics and are 100% relatable, unlike Christina Aguilera.
I did a VERY long review while voting for them on the best rock bands list, so I'm not gonna do it again, if you want to read the review, go to that list. I'll just say that Shinedown has to be at least in the top 5, as only Rise Against, Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace can compare to them, and it will be hard to get Linkin Park out of the top 5 (and number 1 spot as well), especially now that Chester's dead. But 14 is way too low for this amazing band.
I remember I used to binge-listen to this band, and I actually want to do that again since their songs are so meaningful. It's sad their album, Attention Attention got a lot of hate (well, that's a reaction to musical change for ya). Personally, I liked it.
I'm voting for Shinedown. Not because they're the best. Linkin Park does get that. Shinedown's good. Really good. They should probably be above Rise Against. They sure don't deserve 26th. They need to be above Evanescence at least. I mean, their song "Devour" was the theme for a Madden game. And they're touring with Three Days Grace this spring, and Three Days Grace is #4 now (not to mention my current favorite). So Shinedown should be around 6 or 7 probably. It is worth noting, however, that they did a Foo Fighters cover. Foo Fighters are #7 now. A cover means respect. And so, Shinedown respects Foo Fighters. Maybe that means that they should not be above FF. But more than one space would not be giving due credit.
Shinedown is by far one of the greatest modern rock bands ever. The music is outstanding and Brent Smith's voice is beyond discusion. They are a very amazing band and deserve to be heard. I havn't heard one song that I dislike. I can honestly say even though they are slow at making their albums, they take there time and pick the best half of the 22-23 songs they make and put them in an album. They are also a major inspiration to many people. Multiple songs have been heard on the radio. Most of their first album leave a whisper was on the radio when it first came out. Millions of people have bought there albums and loved them. I don't know very many people that can honestly say they don't like shinedown. They deserve to be #1.
While not as modern as other bands on this list, in terms of quality, they're the best. They revolutionized Grunge and Alternative, two genres that I don't necesarilly like, but one that's impact I can't ignore. Nirvana basically lead the rise of alt rock, with bands like Weezer following closely behind. Not only that, but Kurt Cobain's guitar skills are horribly overlooked. While not the best guitarist ever, his skills should get more attention. Dave Grohl is a fantastic drummer, and Krist Novoselic is a fine bassist. They are definitely better than other entries on this list, like Linkin Park, Evanescence and Nickelback.
Also, speaking of Nickelback, fans of them claim people only hate them because they are Canadian. I love Celine Dion and Rush, so that can't be an option. I hate them because their music sucks.
But anyways, Nirvana's gritty and sometimes dark mood was a major contributor in the grunge movement in the 90's. But even though they were bigger in the 90's, their ...more
Yes, but this IS a list for modern bands, so why the hell are they on here? it makes no sense.
Honestly, they deserve to be in top three. Many modern music are so crappy these days, and a lot of them don't take music seriously. And Linkin Park, even though it is a good band, they should be somewhere lower than 1. Nirvana is a band that created a unique revolutionary sound. This is a way lower ranking. How are they lower that Bullet for My Valentine? No. 21. Not cool.
Linkin Park deserves its place, though it may be your opinion against it.
Nirvana? Number 13? Really? How is Nirvana rated so high, they are the worst rock band ever! And why is Metallica ever worst then Nirvana? Please make this have a lower lower rating and Metallica have a better rating. This is no demand that you guys have to fill. I think that Nirvana is not a very good band and that's my opinion, it might not be yours though.
Nirvana was the first band in the 90's and even today that sang about pure raw emotion. Angst, confusion and love. Album after album was like this. Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Joplin... That's ROCK N ROLL. I don't know what the hell most of this "POP ROCK" is. I like to eat pop rocks not get inspiration from it. Modern Rock is killing ROCK. Is Rock Dead?
does it get any better than this? looking for modern art/ psychedelic/ experimental rock or anything of that sort, no one comes near to RADIOHEAD.
Radiohead is one of the most creative and truly artistic rock bands out there, second only to The Beatles in their experimentation. Their music is simply beautifully crafted and one of a kind. I love a lot of these bands so it was hard to choose, but I definitely know that NICKLEBACK SHOULD NOT BE HIGHER. Also 3 Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, and Papa Roach, suck. They all sound the same. Super heavy vocals, lame generic guitar riffs, and overly edited in the studio. Also all the playing sounds so technically perfect that it doesn't even sound human. You could have robots up their playing and you wouldn't know a difference.
If we are talking BEST rock band of all time, Radiohead clearly should be number one. They might not be the most fun to listen to, or have the most meaningful lyrics, but they are by far and away the most musically talented rock band since 1990 (I'd argue since Pink Floyd). Sure, I like Three Days Grace and I'm more likely to sing along with Avenged Sevenfold, but Radiohead is by far the best rock band. Anyone that understands music on a more sophisticated level will know what I'm trying to say. The move from OK Computer to Kid A was insane, no super popular band would do something like that (I honestly like Kid A a little bit more than OK Computer). Radiohead are true pioneers of music, and I for one am excited to see what's coming in the next few months.
What the hell, what is Radiohead doing behind so low? Especially behind Linkin Park! Radiohead is one of the most experimental bands out there, their chords are so unusual and their sound is unique-especially compared to some of the bands on this list with repetitive, predictable riffs and chord suites. Radiohead are completely unpredictable-you never know what's going to come out of their next album. And maybe what they do is a little twisted, but sometimes to appreciate music you have to be twisted yourself.
My Chemical romance are absolutely the best band ever, 13 isn't enough for them, here's a little glimpse of what you're up against when you choose My Chemical Romance:
1st album:"I brought you my bullets, you brought me your love". This album is all about lyrics, you won't quite understand the meaning if you don't have the intention, and if you don't understand the songs then you shouldn't be hearing this.
2nd album: "Three cheers for sweet revenge". This one is about emotions, a bit about how My Chemical Romance chose to continue, take cemetery drive as an example, if you remove the earphone slightly you can here "don't do it don't do it, don't" in the background, Way characterized it as a call for their friend who was suicidal, they dedicated this song in his honor, convincing him not to.
3rd album:"welcome to the black parade". this song is about how a tragedy can seem to end a person's life, but either way "they'll carry on". This album focuses on fan-based ...more
My Chemical Romance seemed to ingeniously bridge the gap between metaphorical punk and David Bowie-esque revelations, all while masking this brilliance between eras and eras of different personalities, both physically and lyrically. No matter what kind of punk or emo rock you might be into, it is guaranteed that My Chemical Romance will have something for you. And maybe even if you are not into emo or punk at all, it is still likely that My Chemical Romance will sneak their way into your heart and head with social satire, ballads, a wealth of angst and regret, and contrasting love for life get-up-and-go bouncers.
These bros are awesome live, save lives, create inspirational and deep lyrics, and are really good at composing their music. They've all fought of their demons bravely and deserve all they have today. Listen to their albums, read up a bit on what was going on at the time each song was written and about the double meanings of some of the songs and I promise you won't be disappointed. But overall, I am fairly pleased with this list and you guys' overall taste for quality music. It's moments like this that help restore my faith in humanity!
My Chemical Romance is a truly beautiful band. They combine a amazing vocalist and lyricist (Gerard Way) that has a great mind, two extremely talented guitarists, one with influences from Metallica and Iron Maiden (Ray Toro), and the (Frank Iero) other with Misfits. Their bassist, Mikey Way, (Gerard's younger brother) knew very little about playing bass and improved his skills marginally to make their first album and sounded great. They've been through quite a few drummers, due to differences and/or theft, but by far, the best one was Bob Bryar. Not only talented in the sound booth, but also with the drums, and capable of improvising. They were live on MTV when Frank jumped on his drum kit, knocking it over and Frank falling on top of Bob. He still kept going, and the rest went beautifully. They're extremely versatile with their music, and are able to come up with interesting and fresh guitar riffs. One of my favorite things about them is their variety. From punk, to metal, Britpop, ...more
I would vote for Breaking Benjamin, but they're number 2 and I believe I can do nothing to raise them above Linkin Park (I love Linkin Park, but BB is better). So, I decided to vote for the second best band in the world, Rise Against. They can make both fantastic heavy songs (State of The Union, Stained Glass and Marble etc) and fantastic ballads (Hero of War, People Live Here). by the way, their lyrics are also VERY meaningful.
1. Breaking Benjamin
2. Rise Against
3. Three Days Grace
4. Bullet for my Valentine
5. Too many other bands to list them all
It kills me to see this band at #11 being cheated out of the top 10. I fell in love with this band the day I first heard their music. I bought a ticket to one of their concerts the same day I first heard them as well. I've been to some pretty intense concerts and they were fun but Rise Against was the best I've been to by far. These guys should be top of this list with Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace right behind them. They put so much thought and meaning into every single song of theirs and each one has a different impact that will make you realize how important some actually is compared to what you may have originally thought. You also have one of the most caring and meaningful vocalists ever (Tim McIlrath) making this band better than the rest.
I encourage anyone who underrated this band to listen to their music. Not just the popular songs like "Savior" and "The Good Left Undone" but all their other songs such as "Help is On The Way", "Make It Stop", "Hero Of War", ...more
Rise Against should be number one. They have adrenalin pumping songs (beats Green Day), they don't dick around with their music (beats linkin park), their lead singer doesn't look/sound like a girl (beats tokio hotel), and I have never even heard of "alter bridge". And even after six albums their still kicking ass... Not to mention they're one of the few bands who write songs with a real meaning behind them like "Make It Stop" is about September's children, "A Hero Of War" is about a soldier's mistake in Iraq, "Help Is On The Way" is about Hurricane Katrina and the Oil Spill and "life Less Frightening" is about the dangers we face every day... I'm a die hard RA fan, their music has inspired me to be who I am today... And by the way I'm awesome...
Love all the bands listed above! Literally I grew up on most of them however I love how there is REAL life issues that are going on currently! That is pretty awesome. Regardless of my personal thoughts towards these other bands, it just makes me happy to know there are others out there who appreciate the same music as me. I seriously just got the biggest smile seeing Rise Against on the list. Everyone knows TDG, LP, A7X, and hopefully Foo Fighters, but to see Rise Against on there? A band that I keep having to go through the "Rise Against is a rock band that..."! You my love, RA, are on this Top Ten chart! Be proud of that.
I am only 12, but Coldplay is my LIFE. It is what gives me joy and happiness. I love Coldplay with every fiber of my being, and I have loved their music my whole life. Don't Panic is the first song I can remember loving when I was an infant.
Chris Martin's voice is heaven to me. His voice carries me to a land of pure light and happiness. It sounds cheesy, but I am being truthful. The melodies carry me away, drifting me to a state of love and peace.
The instrumentals on Coldplay are always unique, whether beautiful, powerful, or energetic. I love how everything just flows together and is one. Solo instruments are not common in Coldplay, which I like (except in the songs like O where it is mostly piano and vocals. However, those have such amazing piano, all is well. ) I also love how sometimes one song has two different themes, usually one slower and one more fast/rock-like. Just listen to or think of Amsterdam or 42.
I could go on forever about Coldplay. My love ...more
I might only be fifteen, but Coldplay is everything to me. It's the fuel to my joy, the mirror to my conflict and antidote to my sadness. I've only been listening to them since 2009 (which is yeah, pretty late) but it's just that unique sound they have that is so diverse, but yet so uniform. Blending of instrumentals features highly on their music, and it sounds simply beautiful. Other times, when solo instrumentals take the lead, it makes the track shine. The piano and guitar riffs on their songs are just pure wow. Don't even get me started on Chris Martin's heavenly voice. If it's even possible, I've fallen in love with it and will probably never recover.
If you haven't listened to them, give them a try and just listen to those lyrics; let them touch your heart. You won't regret it.
Coldplay it's the perfect band and deserves to be in the top 10. This British band has all the spark, Chris Martins voice its heaven and amazing lyrics ( so perfect and undoubtedly the best ) makes it's a loveable affair. Trust me the whole world loves it. I am from India and I appreciate good music, there must be many other rock band that I am yet to listen to for that reason I won't say that this is the best but they deserve a top 5 place at least.
Coldplay at #20 of best 'Modern Rock Band'. No way
100 Million Records sold over worldwide. (more than 75 million albums has sold).
They spawned too many iconic songs.
4. In My Place
5. The Scientist and many more
7 Grammy Award Winner.
This band synthesizes melodic melodies with sinister outbursts, while sprinkling in hints of electronica. It is a beautiful combination of BB and Starset. Michael Barnes' powerful choruses and full-throated screams just touch my soul.
Here is a list of my ten favorites:
1. Darkest Part (symphonic masterpiece)
2. Already Over (think 'What I've Done')
3. The Evening Hate (out only on Youtube)
5. Chasing Your Echo
6. The Mask Slips Away
7. Gravity Lies
8. Love Will Leave a Mark
9. Hymn for the Missing
10. Shadows (Benjamin Burnley actually wrote this one)
Red is a really awesome band. Even if you're not a Christian, you have to admit that they really do have a unique style of music and lots of talent. Red is definitely one of my top 10 bands, if you haven't listened to them, I recommend checking them out.
The dark and heavy guitars, and smooth beautiful strings of Red are only a few things that makes this band awesome. It has some pretty good electronica influences too, and the screaming of Michael Barnes is simply amazing. The guitars are usually tuned to drop A, B, or B flat, so if you like guitar riffs similar to Breaking Benjamin, give Red a listen. In the end, the only reason Red is so underrated is because they're Christian, which personally I love, but if you're not a Christian, listen to them anyway. They're that good
Red is one of the best bands I've heard. Yes a lot of these other bands are good ( a lot of them I wouldn't listen to even if I'm tortured for not listening to them ) but Red has captured me ( even though it's a Christian band ) because of the album Of Beauty And Rage. Give these guys a listen and don't forget to click them if you like them.
Lol Am I daydreaming or what Slipknot at #27. Are u serious. They are probably one of the legendary rock bands that deserve a spot in the top 10. Come on 3DG on #2. They are not even close to Slipknot
Slipknot is raw, unadalterated music. They don't try to ass kiss, they kick ass. Their music is diverse, it's transformed over ten years, and they put a lot of emotion into their work.
Slipknot wasn't made for the general public, and however I love their music and it's full of badassery and adrenaline, I can understand that most people don't like it.
How is five finger death punch better than slipknot?! What? Slipknot rocks! I am maggot forever. The world needs sth like this band!
30 Seconds to Mars is not an ordinary rock band-I have no idea why they're so low in this list! They started off as space rock, but they evolved so much and have such a personal sound. They're completely different, with Jared's voice really standing out from others, as much as Matthew Bellamy, both with their own style. The lyrics are just amazingly philosophical and really make you think. This band should be much higher up in this list!
Jared Leto's voice is something to die for. And I love how they aren't the typical Rock band. They have their own unique and distinct style and they know their own roots. It is also fascinating how they deliver their songs using symbolisms and subliminal messages. When it comes to this band, you shouldn't just listen, you also need to understand.
Wow... I cannot believe 30 Seconds to Mars isn't higher on this list. The songs they do tell true stories and I find I cannot wait to hear a new song even though they just released a album not long ago. I really feel these guys truly sing about what they care about and the lyrics are as real as it gets.
One of the best bands ever! Listen to the two first album, they're more rock sounding. If you're playing guitar they have many cool riffs and amazing guitar parts! They have also many beautiful acoustic versions of their songs
The Strokes are so perfect, it's not even fair to other bands out there. Except for Arctic Monkeys cause they rule (but not to mention The Strokes were a huge inspiration and influence on AM in the first place anyway). Two of the best bands of our time.
The Strokes wipe the floor with these other bands! Great melodies, Great lyrics, Great guitars, drums, and a distinct style that cannot be replicated without someone saying "That sounds like the Strokes. "
United Kingdom has many great bands of the ppr genre ( arctic monkeys, kooks, Kasabian, White lies and so on. ) Basically all of them... , but it's hard to beat the greatness of The Strokes.
Most creative rock band of the decade and haven't sold out their sound... Like the late great kings of leon
This band should not even exist on this list. Along with Green Day, skillet and a few others. Rock is not supposed to be whining about some chick. Save that for country. It's about what you feel when you're alone, when you're playing sports, when you're doing something bad ass! Not looking at a photo of of your ex and crying lol come on! System should be #1 on this list because most of their songs make no sense yet they can still make everything they do badass. By the way if you like pop or like when your finger pokes through the toilet paper you shouldn't even vote.
Lol I can't agree with you on like %80 of the stuff you said, but I totally agree with the fact that System can make some really cool songs even if they make about as much sense as square peg in a round hole
These guys make crappy lyrics such as "I like your pants around your feet," "Head high, protest line," and "Look at this photograph, every time I do it makes me laugh," "How You Remind Me" is just pop mixed with post-grunge, their sex songs have white trash written all over them, I'm not fond of the way the guy sings, the singer is also married to Avril Lavinge, and they try to go country sometimes (modern country sucks). These guys are so easy to make fun of as well, they even know that their music is stupid.
Having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and ranking as the eleventh best-selling music act, and the second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 2000s, behind The Beatles, this success would suggest they are higher up the list. People don't spend money on music because it isn't good. Everyone has an opinion - but the money always tells the truth. If they outsell most of their competition, they are doing something right.
My favourite band of all time, their music varies so much:
"S. E. X" and "something in your mouth" which are more hardcore,
"savin me" and far away" which are softer rock,
"how you remind me" and "rock star" which are more pop songs.
In my opinion they are just the best band ever. They have been going for years and have build their popularity up to one of the best bands ever
First of all, Alex Turner has the most amazing voice on the planet. It's just so soothing that I could listen to it and forget about everything else. Not to mention his killer looks! But their music is just genius! The lyrics are so unique and they actually reflect the real and raw image of life through words not easily chosen by other songwriters. Their albums are each one better than the other. Over the years they have evolved, they have experimented with their music and they have achieved to be versatile but yet so true to their style. I think that is a really important thing that a lot of the bands on the top of the list don't actually have. Not to mention their amazing stage performances.
Honestly, if Arctic Monkeys are all the way down here, this list can't be taken seriously. Some of the bands at the top are plain awful and half of them sound exactly the same as the others.
Arctic Monkeys, on the other hand, have their own unique sound and seamlessly cross different rock genres flawlessly, experimenting while still retaining their unique sound. Alex Turner is one of the best lyricists of this generations (ex- "Fools on a parade cavort and carry on for waiting eyes" (Secret Door); "I took my batteries out of my mysticism and put them in my thinking cap" (The Hellcat Spangled Shalala); "When she needs a break from reality / she takes a dip in my daydreams" (Arabella); "You are the fugitive / But you don't know what you're running away from" (Old Yellow Bricks); "Yeah but his bird thinks it's amazing, though / So all that's left / Is the proof that love's not only blind but deaf" (Fake Tales of San Francisco.
And Matt Helder is one of the best drummers currently, ...more
Arctic Monkeys are definitely my favourite band. Nothing to do with the fact that I've met them or anything (My uncle is best friends wih them) But they are just amazing mucicians and singers. Alex turner has THE most amazing voice ever and the rest of the band... AMAZING! Their lyrics are so original and the actual melody and tunes to go with them are fantastic. The videos and the albums! Everything about Arctic Monkeys is amazing! I don't know why they are all the way down here on this list.
Its sad they never really got popular in America (despite living in Los Angeles). They are probably my favorite rock band right now. In there most recent albums, they either lack Alex Turner's great songwriting, or they lack his personality. My favorite stuff is their early punk rock songs. There new stuff is still very good. But please! Check them out! You won't be disappointed.