Best Post Grunge BandssamuelMCL7
The Top Ten
Breaking Benjamin is a great band, I'll say that much, but Foo Fighters take the cake for best post-grunge band by a longshot. When Dave came off the Nirvana scene and headed to his own solo project, it was life-changing and revolutionary. He didn't realize he created a band with soon to be anthems such as Everlong, Monkey Wrench, Best of You, and Learn to Fly. Theyve countlessly sold millions of outstanding records, have amazing shows, great music, hell, theyve sold out Wembley for Christ's sake! A damn good band, 20 years strong, and still kickin' serious ass and taking names today! - Boi
Love this band from some of their more alternative heavier songs like Everlong and other stuff from colour and shape to radio friendly kick ass rock songs like the pretender and learn to fly, to ballads like best of you and all the way up to their latest album Concrete and Gold!
Foo Fighters are my all time favourite band and they deserve to be number 1 because Dave Grohl was just genius to write all these songs especially Everlong.
The best (and only good) post-grunge band.V 18 Comments
You will never get a band greater than Breaking Benjamin. There songs are epic and you can rock out to EVERYONE of their songs. Breaking Benjamin is the absolute best that their ever is
Definitely the greatest Post-Grunge in my opinion! Breaking Benjamin has a great array of Nu-Metal/Grunge songs such as "Water" and "Home", but also surprises their fans with mellow soft tunes such as "Forget It" and "Rain".
It's the best band ever! I love that band so much!
One of the best bands of all time!V 19 Comments
Seether is lead by Shaun Morgan, who has one of the greatest voices I have ever heard. Too add to that, Seether can shine as a band in many different ways, be it the Heavy metal sound, or the Grunge sound, or the punk sound, or even, believe it or not, they have a few great acoustic songs. Take Broken for example. Also, for Grunge, Fine Again has risen to the top of many lists, while Like Suicide remains great with Metal, and Six Gun Quota is a nice Punk song, great change of pace for Seether.
Seether is amazing, they have many excellent songs. There are very few bands that can put the same level of emotion in their music like seether, the songs that they are probably best known for, broken and fine again, are perfect examples of this
Great band with consistency throughout their discography. Morgan is one of the most underrated writers of his generation and has an infectious way of combining heavy music with melodic hooks that no one else in the genre has seemed to capture.
Seether is an amazing band. They are a lot like Nirvana in some aspects.V 8 Comments
The REAL Three Days Grace (it's not the same without Adam) is the best band ever! The lyrics of their songs are touching your soul, the voice of Adam goes under your skin and... Wait, why are you still reading this? Go and listen to them, you won't regret it, trust me.
Pretty awesome band. One of my favorites.
Come on, so far this is the only real post grunge band on this list. Foo Fighters is grunge not post grunge breaking Benjamin is more of a alt metal / hard rock type and seether is somewhat hard rock type
Everyone that has been going through a tough time in their lives needed Three Days Grace (with Adam), their songs are so touching and Adam Gontiers voice is fenomenal, not to forget that the instrumentalists are great as well. The lyrics are relatable for everyone at a certain point in life and are interpretable in numerous ways.V 22 Comments
Staind should at least take Puddle of Mudd's current list rank of 5th place right here, right now. As much of theirs songs are grandly popular, some are mostly characterized as less meaningful and just for rocky kicks and ones as the opposite only on the least occasions. As someone had said best, they're "mediocre at best'. I'll admit that I listened to most of their songs (I even have one of their albums too), but as much as some of the songs were good and enjoyable that you could experience different fuzzy emotions from them, their conventional themes blended in with their musical genres are old and bland. What's more, Wes Scantlin, the band's singer, is dragging a lot of attention to his crazy, controversy-worthy antics that spoil opportunities for his band to continue their way of living, making new music material, releasing new albums, touring around the country to sold-out shows and venues, and all the more enjoying the perks of their success more than enduring the throes ...more
This band is the worst of the butt-rock bands that have been plaguing rock. This band hasn't done one thing that's original, and most of their songs are mediocre at best. They're just another band trying to be Nirvana and failing at it miserably. In addition, the singer has lip-synced in some concerts. The band's music sucks and they aren't a good live act, so they shouldn't be at number five or even in this list.
I like 3 days grace but there's no way there better then Puddle of mudd if only they got the recognition they deserve because they were one of the best band of the 2000's in any genre and made one of the best songs of all time in Blurry
Great bandV 11 Comments
Aww come on guys! Shinedown is awesome! There aren't enough people looking at this page if Shinedown is all the way down at #14!
Some others that should be much higher that share Shinedown's case (but aren't necessarily as good as Shinedown) are:
Godsmack (although they might be a bit more metal than post-grunge)
Theory of a Deadman (although I do agree that their last album was in fact horrible)
THIS BAND REALLY ROCKS. It would be my third favourite band - after Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin - and then there comes Seether. But this band is really awesome, it's really worth listening to them. I wish the world could recognize them.
Now don't get me wrong I love Seether and Three Days Grace but this band plays music better than any other not to mention they do great cover songs such as times like these and one.
Been listing this band since I was born thanks to my dadV 10 Comments
What it's on 2nd it should placed t no. 1
I prefer shinedown over nickelback, and I wish that shinedown was on this list, but I think nickelback is right around where it should be on this list.
Nickelback is ass and a disgrace to the entire music industry. Any one who likes them should be banned from voicing opinions.
Worst band ever.V 14 Comments
Staind is the only band I know that can do heavy metal, and you cans still understand them. Aaron Lewis has a very beautiful unique voice. But the guy from breaking Benjamin sounds the same as many other post grudge and alternative bands
Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace aren't even post-grunge. Staind should have the title as best of post-grunge.
Definitely post grunge and Aaron Lewis has that great post grunge voice of a poet
This is a bs list Staind deserves top 5V 9 Comments
Carrying on the 90s style
Bush is an awesome post grunge band and Gavin Rossdale has a great grunge voice compared to Kurt Cobain but with a British twist
Not sure people know what post grunge is since bush is number 12
Way, WAY better than nickelback.
Sure Bush has had some Lame hits, but they actually have VERY memorable songs and with a frontman who's voice doesn't sound like a blend of the most generic Alt Rock on the radio (Ahem, Nickelback)
Science of things should be enough to prove that Bush should be at least top 3
Nothing even comes close to this band!
All those who are not voting them are fools. They have one of the best vocalists and this gen's greatest guitarist in the world! Listen to any of their song
You dudes that haven't vote for AB, the solo guitar playing in blackbird track, has been chosen to be the best solo performances in history, by guitarist magazine
Excelent mix of post-grung, southern rock and metal.V 15 Comments
Very good lyrics. Their lyrics have feeling and they deserve a bit higher place.
Best writers on the list. 3 Doors Down has the best lyrics of this list.
3 Doors Down are an awesome and and deserve to be higher then some of the other bands on here for their masterful way of capturing emotion in their songsp
They have the musical talent of nickelback if not more and Brad is a better singer than Kroger Also 3 doors down has better lyrical content than nickelback and have a more clean cut, distinguished sound to them. Listen to songs like not my time, when I’m gone, here without you, etc and you’ll hear the difference.V 5 Comments
I'm sorry but there is no way in HELL Nickelback is better than Silverchair. They made a masterpiece of an album at age 14. Their hit song "Tomorrow" had a demo version from when they were 12/13 years old. Freak Show and Neon Ballroom are complete works of art and Diorama is amazing. Young Modern showcases their HUGE style change and it is not very well liked but honestly, it can easily be appreciated when you can understand that they're older now and so is their music and it shows how much Daniel's health has improved. Best band ever.
Frogstomp is FAULTLESS, only criticised for their ages (14) and by people making comparisons because they are too lazy to listen to the music. Freak Show is the perfect follow up. Neon Ballroom showcases Daniel's vocal range, although most wouldn't call it rock or grunge, it is still a great album. Diorama is okay, not Silverchair at their finest, and no-one really counts Young Modern anyway.
Silverchair is a great band, from start to end. You just have to acknowledge that just as people grow up an evolve, so does their (musical) expressions. Everyone of their albums are great, from Frogstomp to Young Modern. Daniel Johns is a great music genius and even now that his solo project is light years apart from that grunge sound, is still great music.
Silverchair is so underrated. Its just so sad people always compared them to nirvana and some other seatlle grunge bands and they never aprreciated their musicV 6 Comments
Wow, shame they are ranked so low. Sunburn and Something like Human were great full albums, not just the hit singles. And agree, they were a really great live band as well. Lead vocals are powerful.
They have consistently churned out some of the best post grunge albums since they first hit the scene. The deep cuts on every album could be singles. Listen to These Things and tell me that isn't a great song... or Bittersweet, Sunburn, or Mary Pretends before judging them solely off of Shimmer, Falls on Me and of course Hemmorage which are all great songs as well. They also have some good heavier songs, such as Untitled, Empty Spaces, Last Time, Jesus or a Gun. Definelty seem to have a strong Stone Temple Pilots influence in my opinion.
This band is kick ass. Should be in Top 5!
Yeah, Fuel rocked!V 4 Comments
Candlebox's first album alone beats all the other bands on this list, I however consider Candlebox grunge, they came out of Seattle and released their first album (self-titled) in 1993, not even a full year after the release of Stone Temple Pilots' Core and Alice in Chains' Dirt.
Creed brings back memories of my childhood. I remember listening to them a lot when I was a kid. They should be ranked higher then 14, I would rank them top 5.
Creed should be number 1 I still pop in Human Clay every week
Creed deserves to be much higher! There too 5 in my opinion
What is this, this is the post grunge band of all post grunge bands they were here first right after Nirvana, it was them and Collective Soul. Higher and With Arms Wide Open are ICONIC they should be the no. 1 spot for sure half of these bands aren’t even post grunge bands, educate yourselvesV 1 Comment
Best post grunge ever
Meaningful songs and an untouchable aggression pours out from this band. They need to be higher.
Better than most post grunge bands- if you'd call them post grunge
Better than nearly all of the bands on this list. This band has some meaningful songs with a variety of melodys. Their songs don't sound all the same. They somehow manage to be fresh to your ear without changing the sound drastically. And theyve been consistent to their music and fans. I reccomend everyone to take a listen you'll be addicted within a couple of minutes. Should be in top three in my opinion.V 1 Comment
How are they 33?! They deserve better than that
What!? Number 40th? This is an outrage
These guys are awesome! RATM with Chris Cornell really works!
One of my favourite Bands,
Come on have you ever heared:
Like a Stone
That awesome voice
Throwing Copper is a great album but the rest isn't very good.
There not as good as bands like puddle of mudd or seethe but there still a great bad and have song for what ever mood your - donovanthorn
Just another Nickelback (as if we needed another Nickelback)
Collective Soul deserves to be a lot higher on this list. Their ability to successfully vary dynamics, true ballads to hard rock, and to expand beyond basic post-grunge sounds is very underappreciated whenever great bands of the 90s are reckoned, and they've kept making music since. Foo Fighters may have maintained commercial success, but musically I've always been a bigger fan of CS. - Fel6x
One of the best bands of 90s & 00s
So underrated. - truckturner
Not enough people are looking at this list if these guys are all the way down here they should be number 3 tfV 1 Comment
They're awesome especially the way they represent post-grunge with so much emotion and strength
Crossfade is awesome totally a great post grunge band with a great emotional touch
Definitely has a great Post Grunge Feel!
Good sound with aggressive guitar tone!V 1 Comment
They are closer to original grunge but their guitar solos are WAY too thrilling to be a grunge band - Sabbath
Great band, but not post-grunge. - Gruunge
STILL GETS RADIO PLAY TO THIS DAY...COME ON, JUST LISTEN TO THE ALBUM RUBBERNECK
They're great I wish they were post-grunge after all Layne Staley was a hero and influence to Sully Erna so maybe he carries a little grunge in him I don't really know I can't tell
Godsmack should be number one - hands down. They cut their teeth on the greats of grunge and IMPROVED it, making it their own. Erna is legit! Even his solo albums blow this list away!
Godsmack are sick! Definitely deserve to be in the top ten
I don't understand people. One of the main reasons people didn't like them is people thought they were a rip off AIC, which in fact is hands down the best grunge band ever, but now everones questioning if they're postgrunge? Makes sense. And by the way heitfield blows anyway, he's a money hungry d bag - ToothgrinderV 4 Comments
First band of Linkin Park's vocalist Chester.
Any band with Chester Bennington is good - donovanthorn
They have the song iris. That's better than any garbage band garbage
Are you kidding? These guys should be on the top!
These guys, Decyfer Down, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Chevelle, and Thirty Seconds To Mars are my jam when it comes to post-grunge. - AngryByrd
Man what a band. Every song is a gem. I have each and every album of them!
Come on just listen to their songs Feed the machine and faceless you'll know why they should be #1
This is best band ever..listen to "lost" song,amazing,should be number1 in list..
I really love this band!
Much better than position on this list.
The best band ever
Matchbox 20 only used post-grunge only once on their first record Yourself or Someone Like You they're pretty much average, their two songs push and long day are pretty much post-grunge material but a little too much softpop or something they're not like Foo Fighters or breaking Benjamin or puddle of mudd or silverchair or smile empty soul or bush I still like them but only their first record Yourself or Someone Like You was the only post-grunge they used
My all time favorite music group. Matchbox 20 is simply amazing. Some of my favorite songs consists of; Overjoyed, Push, and Back 2 Good. I love this band so much, It should be rated number 1
Matchbox twenty is number two on my list. They are the second best band ever! Rob Thomas, his voice quality is amazing. He writes almost all his songs, and sounds just as perfect live as he does on the CD. Tabitha's Secret is also amazing because he sings in it. They are number three.
Matchbox twenty isn't even post grudge. The fact that their even on here makes them specialV 4 Comments
These guys are nu metal, not post-grunge.
One of the few post-grunge bands with actual musical talent and Taylor Momsen's voice is like a grunge-y voice from heaven--though she probably wouldn't appreciate that comparison much :D
Best Post-grunge band there is
Hanging by a moment is the only post-grunge song I know by lifehouse but like matchbox they change their sound and that's a little disappointing
Is the best band of the world. The lyrics of the songs are very strange and magic and fantastic. I think that Jason Wade is a genius.
Underrated by hipsters and most others too. People should give them a chance. - Electricbassguy
I love this band, especially their song Let it out
This band is one of the last great post-grunge that are still semi popular, they deserve 1st place.V 2 Comments
I think puddle of mudd and foo fighter should be in the top 2 but I mean come on this band should at lest be in the top 10 hell I think it needs to be in the top 5
First saw them when they opened for disturbed almost 10 years ago. Still remains my favorite band of all time!
Ok realistically they should be number 3 they are one of the only post-grunge bands that are well respected in the music industry mostly because they are more unique in their style and lyrics than other post-grunge bands, Meant to Live is ICONIC
12 stones has a touch of post grunge along with a Christian music feeling
Listen to Broken and Crash. Then vote for 12 stones.
12 Stones needs to be A LOT higher
These guys are so underrated
Cold exemplifies the moody, depressing, introspective vibe of post-grunge, never aiming for tonal perfection but excelling in achieving an artless expression of emotional intensity. Their music is grungy, moody and real - and it deserved way more popularity than it got.
Relatively new post grunge duo, but their distorted bass and garage/blues rock sound definitely deserves a spot on this list.
Not really post grunge, but they're really good. - Gruunge
My favourite band of all time! Should be higher on the list, especially on the fact that Butch Vig produced nevermind.
I am disappointed, this isn't even on the list! My favorite band of all time!
Listen to broken wings
Definitely one of the post - grunge bands that made it's mark on the charts more than once.
This should be higher
There is no better music, if you know what the singer has been through some of the songs almost hurts listening to
Such an underrated band! - ShahryRKnoT
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