Greatest Rock Bands Of The 21st Century
The Top Ten
LINKIN PARK IS THE BEST ROCK BAND I HAVE EVER HEARD ALL THE FOUR ALBUMS WERE GREAT. I AM JUST WAITING FOR THEIR FOURTH ALBUM TO RELEASE SOON. THEY ROCK. NO ONE CAN BEAT THEM
In a world were hip hop is mainstream, they've found a way to convert rap fans to Linkin Park fans by having hip hop elements in a rock band and at the same time impressing hard-core rock fans too. While A Thousand Suns might have been a bit of disappointment for many it was still great music, just a whole lit different from what they had done in the past. But they've said that in they're upcoming album (which will hopefully come out this year) they're getting back to their roots. Linkin Park is without a doubt the best of the 21st century, and is the band to watch in 2012.
All 4 albums are amazing. People curse A Thousand Suns but it is as good as Hybrid theory.
Greatest of all timeV 119 Comments
Green Day truly is one of the best rock bands out there. Personally, they're my favourite band. They were excellent when 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours came out all the way up to their most recent albums Uno! Dos! And Tre! The band knows how to make the most poetic lyrics like Redundant and Wake Me Up When September Ends and Last Night on Earth as well as loud political songs like American Idiot Holiday and Know the Enemy. Green Day also influenced lots of bands during the 90s and songs like When I come around, brain stew, basket case! And Longview are very catchy. Green Day is amazing. all albums.
None compares green day but if linkin park is there than I have no objection cause both are heart beats of rock music and I always think what would happen if linkin park and green day combines actually they are the best in there fields and and the lyrics and music of green day and the effects of linkin park hat's off to them
Green Day is in my opinion clearly one of the greatest bands of all time. Their lyrics can be beautiful but also very political (I love their political views by the way) and every single song/album sounds amazing. Also they're the best live band I've ever heard. Yet another thing that is amazing about them is that they put so much effort in every song and every music video and every live performance.
They're definitely my favourite band.
Linkin Park is OK but both Green Day and Avenged Sevenfold should be above them. - RandomLolV 41 Comments
A7X is not only the best band of 21st century. They are the best metal band of all time. This band have many talented guys like REV the Sullivan. RIP A7X can be easily number 1. A7X ROCKS for ever
It's the most awesome metal rock band.. Although they were now without my idol The Rev, they still good with Arin.. I love you guys
I used to not listen to any rock music, but Avenged Sevenfold got me hooked. I've listened to all their songs, can't even decide a favorite. They're all amazing. The thing that makes them so amazing is that there are some Hard Rock bands, some Heavy Metal bands, some slow rock bands, and then there's Avenged Sevenfold which combines it all into one amazing band.
A7x is awesome.V 36 Comments
Amazing band. I love everything about their music. There will never be another band like them. Isn't there any maggots on this site?
Slipknot are the best band ever if you want hardcore look for slipknot MAGGOTS FOR LIFE
Love Slipknot listen to them everyday
What why are they here they defiantly be hia than linking parkeV 8 Comments
They are the most successful post grunge band and for a reason, they are so diverse in rock genres ranging from hard rock/metal songs to ballads and post grunge/grunge songs... Chad has an insane voice and he makes up the greatest lyrics and they got the billboard award for the best band for a reason! And that reason is that they're the best
Best live band I've seen, seen them 4 times and never disappoint, everyone needs to stop thinking there bad cause of the singles they release and check out songs like follow you home, just to get high, something in your mouth and midnight queen
My father introduced me to Nickelback, and I've been with them from then, even until now. I don't understand why Nickelback get so much hate, they are a great band and I will continue to listen to and enjoy their music for as long as I can.
Green Day is awesome tooV 15 Comments
They are amazing, I love them gerard has a super great voice, plus it can make you feel the song and its lyrics really make sense, besides that his music is very contagious
I don't know of another band that has touched their fans the way My Chemical Romance did! Gerard Way, the creative and lyrical mastermind behind My Chemical Romance, inspired people in a way I've never seen before. My Chemical Romance may be over, but it lives on in our hearts because it changed us in ways we didn't think were possible!
I can honestly say that My Chemical Romance saved my life. There are no words to describe the feeling I get when I listen to their music. Their lyrics are just so real.. I've never loved any band as much as My Chemical Romance. And all the member are very talented and special in their own ways.
Great band with meaningful lyrics.V 29 Comments
Derserve a lot more credit than they get, Phobia is one the greatest albums of the last decade. From So Cold to Diary Of Jane to Give Me A Sing, each of their albums has had great songs with true meaning. - 8gerrard8
This list seems to have been created by a high school girl, anyone ever heard of Alice in chain? Guns N Roses? How bout Pearl Jam? Seether? Wow! Anyway Breaking Benjamin and 3 days grace seem to be the best this top 10 has to offer
Are you kidding me... Breaking Benjamin is BEST. Deserve to be #1. Songs like Dear Agony, Anthem of the Angels, Give Me A Sign are great songs with true meaning.
How is Breaking Benjamin below 3DG, Muse and My Chemical Romance? Who's voting on this list, 12 year olds?V 13 Comments
Three days grace are the gods of rock no better band true pure rock linkin parks getting too techno and avenged sevenfold should be classified under metal
Meaningful lyrics and kick ass instrumental. Their new album is amazing "transit of venus"
This is the greatest rock band of the 21st century with all its albums being very consistent.
Vocals are amazingV 10 Comments
simply brillant! they released songs such as californication that are internationally recognised. Just listen to them performing live and yo will just know what rocking is about! Long life to Anthony, Flea, John and Chad.
The most important band in my life, influenced and motivated me a lot. No words can perfectly describe how brilliant, emotional and true their art is.
Good, but too many songs about California; My Chemical Romance even dedicated a song to them, titled, 'We Don't Need Another Song About California'.
Why are they below Nickelback?V 8 Comments
Best punk band around and they deserve the number 1spot. Them or Alter Bridge
Everyone so to shallow minded to know of all the great bands like rise against, korn and rob zombie
Definitely deserve to be higher up on this list! Extremely well written songs with lyrics that actually mean something!
I used to like them, but now I actually don't like them at all which is very interesting.
(LET'S GO LINKIN PARK)
I think Muse is far better than Linkin Park or Green Day. Muse is amazing, funny and a-muse-ing.
Bellamy's voice is exquisite, along with his guitar playing ability. Their music is heavy, without being too hardcore. Their lyrics are very meaningful, mostly about resistance, rebellion, and true and eternal freedom. Muse is amazing. 'enough said.
The amount of talent in this band could blow away all the other bands in the top 10 combined. Everyone in the band is a master at what they do, and so far the band has produced all fantastic albums. The amount of musical diversity throughout their music is thoroughly fascinating, and their ability to play the different genres is even more so. And unlike just about every other band in the top 10 except Linkin Park and Green Day, their fan base is not horrible.
Muse it's the best rock band ever it have be on the top.V 46 Comments
Dude blink got me through some tuff times. They are literally the best band in the history of life itself I love their lyrics hands down they are number 1
They are the idols of many bands that are named here. Blink are just the best
Blink 182 is the best. The drums are so tight, and Adam's Song is a work of art
Blink-182 is more 90sV 1 Comment
Their music is great n different from the other bands, I love Linkin Park and 30 seconds to mars also, but hearing Amy Lee's voice is amazing
Evanescence brings a unique style of Rock music with every album they make, providing classical, metal, and electronic influences led by the powerful vocals of Amy Lee. Their most recent album, 'Evanescence', released in 2011, is as fantastic and memorizing as ever, and never cease to amaze me with their composition in every song. I always look forward to every new piece of content from each of the members and will support them until the end.
Amy lee has the best voice ever, everything about them is amazing, love, energy, good lyrics, vocals, instrumental, everything about evanescence is simply AMAZING!
It adds a certain happiness to my life.V 17 Comments
I'm a girl, I like pink, but I like black too, and I like heavy rock, and if you like to bang your head to some heavy rock, see and hear a cool ass looking guy sing some awesome lyrics and the band play some totally cool songs, incredible rifts on the guitar, wild drumming and their unique way to make music sound so totally heavy rock, you've got to check them out if you've never heard them. If you like Metallica, slipknot, any heavy metal bands, you'll love these guys! One of my all time favorites now! My husband laughs when I come home and he can hear it playing in the car!
How is Disturbed so low... I don't even like this band, and I still think they should be in the top ten. They're so much more successful and popular than 3DG and Muse and My Chemical Romance. What is this list? Is Trump voting here?
26, really? They are reminding us old, great music like hard rock/heavy metal/thrash metal. And they're doing it well. They're one best bands from 21st century with A7X and also in my opinion Rise Against. If you're still not conviced, just listen to their "Ten Thousand Fists" and "Indestructible" albums, and you will know what I mean.
Apart from the drummer, this band has an unbelievable singer, a guitarist withsolos that are soulful and just mindblowing lyrics. They got evrything 1 seeks in heavy metal!V 2 Comments
This band is such a great one. Patrick has an incredible voice, one that truly captures emotions and thoughts. And their titles are extremely creative. This band definitely deserves first place. Don't think so? Go on YouTube and listen to "The Phoenix" or "Alone Together."
Fall Out Boy is the type of band that is your favourite for a while and makes you want to play their music over and over again. Then you slowly grow out of them until you hear "Sugar We're Going Down" on the radio and you go crazy because you remember how much you love them.
Fall out boy is back together
Fall out boy is my favorite band ever! But I like loads of other bands like Green Day, Linkin Park, panic! at the disco, Paramore and load of other alternative bands. I love FOB's music the most because it is original and can make you feel alive, I absolutely adore Patrick's voice.V 14 Comments
This band just keeps getting better and better: they have elevated the level of rock performances and had escalated it a new high level of philosophic and meaningful song-writing.
30 seconds to mars are incredible, Jared Leto is a great frontman and they have released awesome songs like 'from yesterday', 'the kill' 'a beautiful lie' and many many more. They also have epic videos, they deserve 1st place.!
I've loved 30 Seconds to Mars even before I ever knew about them. My brother used to burn their songs onto blank discs and whenever one of their songs came on in the car, I demanded that the volume be turned up.
I LOVE ALL THE SONGS! BEST BAND EVER!V 12 Comments
This is one uniquely talented band who have managed to break stereotypes around bands with Christian members. John Cooper is an excellent bassist/singer/songwriter with a very talented couple of ladies to back him up. Their lead guitarist Seth Morrison is very good, too. Listen to Circus For A Psycho if you don't believe me. Great lyrics and powerful music is what they stand for.
WHOA!... I just checked all d bands above skillet and none, not even 1 of dem can beat dis band. Hero, awake and alive, rebirthing, comatose, rise, what I believe, not gonna die, fingernails... I can't name them all. All there songs are just amazing. They try to reach out to people with the lyrics, instruments and their voices. This band is keeps getting better and better and they won't fade anytime soon. They are the best
So low down on this list? Anyway, Skillet is wicked awesome! The lyrics, arrangements, guitars, and vocals all help to make Skillet so great.
Skillet sucks balls and rips off 3dgV 3 Comments
Foo Fighters should not be down at 65! They should at least be in the top 10 if not number 1! They're awesome
Obviously not given enough credit. If you like Nirvana then you'd love Foo Fighters. They have a ton of hit songs like Everlong, Walk, and the Pretender. Definitely a top 5 band.
Really 30 Seconds To Mars? They have no credibility. Linkin Park is now just poppy bs that's not worth listening to. Green Day is good but they've only made 2 good albums. The Foo Fighters have 6. They also have 6 Grammy's.
#1 hands downV 22 Comments
Simple Plan is one of the greatest band ever! There music is just so awesome! They deserve to be in top 10!
Undoubtedly the best! There is sense in every song they release.. wonder why it is not in the top ten..
The greatest band ever! It should at least be in the top 5.V 1 Comment
Whoever put them way down here needs to never judge rock again
They still make great songs until now
R you kidding me...54th... Really!
Do 1 thin... Buy a good quality headphone and then listen to them...
They r all time best...
"prince of guitars"
I think they should b first if rock n metal is the basis of this listV 2 Comments
Maroon 5 doesn't sound like rock anymore, they made great songs at the past but now it doesn't sound like rock anymore
Maroon 5 is alright. They just aren't rock. More hip hop than anything. They just aren't in the right category here.
Maroon 5 is amazing! BEST BAND EVER
Maroon 5 isn't rocj. It's pop. I hate pop but some pop artists blow my mind like MJ and Maroon 5V 3 Comments
Godsmack is amazing got to be higher up on this list!
GODSMACK IS THE BEST BAND! these guys really know how to steal the show and blow the speakers with their (hard) rock. Sure, on a list of this..., godsmack belongs FAR above these stupid emo bands like Green Day and bands like Nickelback. Godsmack ROCKS!
System of a down is just the greatest band when you hear a song from them you know its them because they have this unique sound that rocks witch brings a sing of relief cause they don't sound like any other bands they are different from the rest and better then the best
The best band ever. All songs by System of a down are special. They always can fix my mood, just listen one song and I'm happy person. I just love them!
Best bands of all time with amazing music and voice... best song of all time is toxicity
Their music is awesomeV 2 Comments
I know most of his songs are 80s songs but he is still one of the greatest rock and roll artists of all time. I love his music. His best songs are livin on a prayer and it's my life. I don't get why he is not even in the top 20 in this list. When will the minimum quantity reach.
What This is my 2nd favorite band ever - BenTheGamer
IT is one of the best
Excuse me, 30 Seconds to Mars and Muse. You are standing in the way of the true biggest Rock Band today! Paramore deserves to be on top, not just because of Hayley's awesome voice and equally awesome hair, but because of their songs that reflect the feelings of teenagers in the present generation. Now, please step aside because PARAMORE IS THE ONLY TRULY AT THE #1 SPOT.
My favourite band is in 17th place its not possible... Best vocals by Hayley, best music by Taylor and Jeremy... Its should be at no... Green day is good band but not better than paramore... All albums are good and my favorite album brand new eyes... So please vote for paramore it really deserve number 1 place...
They had a break-up but they stayed strong and released a new song in 2011. "Monster" was part of the Transformers Movie soundtrack and was a YouTube hit.
The pussiest bands. They r not at all rock. They r pop n soft rock who thinks they r rock. The only reason I voted is to commentV 1 Comment
To me, Shinedown is incredible overrated and deserves much more fame (at least top 15). The message and genius behind their lyrics is awesome. Some killer tracks from their albums "Amaryllis" and "The Sound of Madness".
Their music is truly amazing, especially some of their old songs, I absolutely love "Enemies" and "Sound of Madness".
Should be a lot higher than #38, awesome band, haven't heard a song by them yet that I dislike.
Their new album, ATTENTION ATTENTION, surely places them higher on the listV 2 Comments
It absolutely aches me to know that Five Finger Death Punch isn't at least above Black Veil Brides. One of the best, part of my teenage years growing up.
I absolutely love five finger death punch #1
You should be lower than this you garbage
Five finger death punch is sooo perfect! I LOVE them so much!
Daughtry's first album was a success with lots of singles that the general public sings along to. "It's Not Over", "Home", "Over You" and "Feels Like Tonight" just to name a few. Not to mention they have hard rock songs that keep up with the likes Nickelback.
Maybe not Top 10 yet but This Band is the Future even though they have 3 albums already and there all wonderful.
Daughtry Is a Great Rock Band!
Their music is great they deserve to be in the top 10! Over you is the best song, life after you, no surprise, crawling back to you...
THIS BAND IS AMAZINGGG!
Should be in the top 5, a band that has reinvented them selves to fit to the changing world, new music, not afraid to take risks and the most amazing concerts the world has ever seen
This is the best band it is only fit for number 1
Should be higher up the list. This is not acceptable!V 1 Comment
Dream theater deserves to be at the top. Far better than Linkin Park and others
This band doesn't fit with the rest in this top. And actually is far away better than everyone here.
Really amazing to listen to... Really powerful lyrics!
One of the best I've ever heard
Why are they all the way down here.-. This is not right.
Asking Alexandria has an amazing drummer! They definitely should be in the top 10!
Asking Alexandria should be in top 10!
Pretty much all these bands are just crappy products of the radio industry. Tool is actually amazing and each song and album is loaded with meaning. They have by far the most talent and highest quality music of any of these groups. They don't get on the radio that much because they make genuine music.
Maynard for president.
Amazing heavy metal band. Love all their music.
They deserve to be in top 3. Are you kidding me. Korn is better than A7X, LP and Green Day.
They take inspiration from kiss and other 20th century bands and create music with such depth and meaning its just wow. Also on warped tour.
P.S. really people? Back Street Boys? (But honest, give them a try)
I 'love BLACK VEIL BRIDES so much. I was ready to throw my laptop if they weren't in the top 25 at least. I mean come on, they gotta be above Muse at least. They are so badass dude. Even Falling in Reverse for that matter. I LOVE THEIR LYRICS SO MUCH ITS JUST BEAUTIFUL. You don't listen to music like theirs.
They're amazing'. I generally feel so happy that I really get to know 'bout 'em. They're really life savers and they've got that ability to bring out those person's caught in the hands of a monster called depression. They've changed my life. They've let me known 'bout the fact that if life's tough, you're the only person who could come over to it by your initiative, instead of commitin' suicide. I thank 'em and will be doing' it for the rest of my life.
What in the HELL are they doing down here?!? In the Top 5 without ANY DOUBT. - LopsisdedSkullV 7 Comments
A very underrated band. Wolfmother is not like other 21st century bands. Their music looks a lot like 70s rock and I like it!
Wolfmother all the way.
No band has been more consistent with their sound as much as wolfmother has been. Also the band started in 2000. At the dawn of the next century.
I would like to see it higher up. A seriously underrated band.
Althought their music is derivative of late 60s and 70s rock, maily jimi hendrix. They have been genre loyal. Neo Psychedelic rock, and stoner rock. Stockdale really has a very trippy voice. Should be ranked higher. Nickleback is a disgrace. Just saying.
Linkin park probably deserves first place. The rest of the list is badly fixed.
This band hits you right in the childhood.
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