Top 10 Blandest Rock Bands

Rock bands, that put little to no effort in their music and often come off as bland. Some of them shouldn't even be called rock bands, but oh well. These bands, might even come off as a bit boring.

The Top Ten

1 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Regardless, of what you want to call them one thing is for certain. Their music is definitely bland, and boring to listen to.

2000s Maroon 5: awesome
2010s Maroon 5:...not so much - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Their 1r'st album, and there 2nd album are there best work in the 2000's. - zeroclubsboii

Not rock. - Cyri

2 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 ...read more.

Their older stuff, was slightly tolerable. But, as the band went on their music proceeded to get bland and stale.

At least they're way more better than Justin Bieber.

3 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.

Every album of theirs, is exactly like the first. Their music isn't offensively bad, but in terms of production is very bland.

Their newer stuff isn't really rock. - Userguy44

None of their stuff is technically "Rock", when you really think about it.

How many times do I have to say that this is not even a rock band -_- - LightningStrike

Uh, they CAN be bland (and this is coming from an ID fan) but far from the blandest rock band of all time. That belongs to Cannibal Trash (if you call THAT a band) - TheDarkOne_221b

4 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.

Their "Rock" music, is about as creative as a average Drake song. Which isn't creative at all, I can't stand how boring and uncreative their music really is.

They REALLY went downhill after reforming. I only like two of their songs since then (My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark and The Phoenix.) - Cyri

Maroon 5 was never rock, and FOB and ID haven't been in five years.

5 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.

Heck no! This is NOT BLAND! At least they have 3 different genres of music they do. They have sissy songs, they have pop rock songs and they have normal rock songs. Ex. Photograph and This Means War are 2 different things - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

@NickelbackLinkinPark4eva They're not bland. They're actually my favorite band, and I highly disagree with any notion that their music is bland. But seriously, you need to stop constantly defending them and stating it as a fact to all the other idiots who disagree. You're in the minority, as am I, people aren't going to laugh along at those who don't like this band.

Having them in the top 10, is kinda redundant and cliche to be honest. Sure, their music is bland but there's blander and worse bands out there.

True, but I'll argue that Hinder is blander. Nickelback, at least has some heavy songs granted not many but still.

6 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

Bland, and utterly boring to listen to. If you want to listen to a band, that'll bore within 30 seconds or less this band is a perfect choice for that.

You should listen to High Hopes if you haven't already. It's one of the only good mainstream songs of 2018 in my opinion. - B1ueNew

7 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.

All of their songs, are the same garbage over and over. I can't name ONE song, by this band has some shred of creativity or doesn't bore me. One of the world's, most boring and repugnant rock bands in existence.

8 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.
9 Bullet for my Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason ...read more.

Their music manages to get worse, and less interesting if you go through their discography. But trust me, it's really not worth it...

Some songs are great. Others are bland. Okay, they're hit or miss. - Cyri

10 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.

Whiny emo brats.Glad they broke up. - DarkBoi-X

They were brats. In fact, they're worse than Bieber and Swift combined. Oh! - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

The Contenders

11 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. ...read more.
12 Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

They put NO effort in their music, yet somehow have fans and I'm surprised they have fans at all. Considering, how boring and whiny their music is but oh well.

13 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction ...read more.

They suck - Userguy44

14 Starset Starset is an American rock band from Columbus, Ohio, formed by Dustin Bates in 2013. They released their debut album, Transmissions, in 2014 and their second album, Vessels, on January 20, 2017. The band has found success in expanding the ideas of their concept albums through social media and YouTube, ...read more.
15 Motley Crue Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

Their music is blander, than a rock on a beach. I wish I was just joking, but I'm not.

16 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.

Oof, someone really wants to trigger me huh?

17 Hinder Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, lead singer Austin Winkler and guitarist Joe "Blower" Garvey.
18 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" .
19 Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Used to like them, but I've really grown out of their lackluster music. It's interesting for two minutes, but then really gets annoying.

Kinda bland but they are still good. - DarkBoi-X

20 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 are they bland? They are experimental. - DarkBoi-X

Mostly because of Pablo Honey and their 2000s era - xandermartin98

21 Good Charlotte Good Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, lead guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, bassist Paul Thomas, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin and drummer Dean Butterworth, ...read more.
22 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.

If you're a fan, I apologise for adding them. I just find them very bland. - JCHOW

I like them, but I understand why you think so.

Still better than Nickelback. - Userguy44

23 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 ...read more.

Maybe their first two albums are bland, but everything past that isn't bland.

No, their awesome! - RadioHead03

People need to stop saying every song has the same structure! Sure a lot of them may, But Papercut and One Step Closer, Points of Authority and Crawling, A PLace For My Head and Pushing Me Away, and Easier To Run and Breaking The Habit have different song structures and parts. So if you think that every song sounds the same, then you really need to listen to more of LP's songs - TheDarkOne_221b

24 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.
25 Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.

Most of their songs do sound the same (mostly Reign In Blood), but at least they have songs that are different from Seasons In The Abyss and Show No Mercy

26 Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
27 All Time Low All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. ...read more.
28 Pierce The Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.
29 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

I know I'm gonna get so much hate for this, but I personally don't like Pink Floyd much. I listened to a few songs, and they didn't stick out to me and there wasn't much flavor to it. Oh well, time to lose some followers - TheDarkOne_221b

The LAST thing I'd call this band, is bland all of their music stands out.

Why is this here? - Userguy44

30 Motörhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and ...read more.
31 Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
32 Collective Soul Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in Atlanta, the group consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin, drummer Johnny Rabb and lead guitarist Jesse Triplett.
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