Top Ten Most Original Rock Bands

ninjacobra

The Contenders: Page 3

41 The Ramones The Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.

Come on! How the hell are the Ramones not into the top 10!?

42 Panic! at the Disco 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.

They are the most unique band I have ever heard in my entire life, and I took a liking to them at the age of 6. It nay be a bit young, but they must be something special for a kindergartener to take such an interest. To this day, they still blow my mind, and chills run down my spine every time I hear the introduction to I Write Sins, Not Tragedies. They have such a unique style and theme, 1930's to be exact. Their first album was alternative, pop punk, and even cabaret or baroque. The album gives me this feeling of joy, strength, mystery, burlesque, and even a little lust at times. It's just hard to find the words that I feel when I hear them. Even though half of the original members left, their legacy will live on because nothing was the same without them. As the remaining two members rise to fame, the other two went off to create a new band. Now, they lay low, thinking that they were forgotten, but actually, some of us patiently wait for the day when they reunite to continue their ...more

V 1 Comment
43 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and Won't Get Fooled ...read more.
44 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. Though the group has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth's only founding member and primary driving force throughout the years. Along with Edge of ...read more.

How are Opeth not in the top 3? Their sound is so unique in the fact it seamlessly blends folk, death metal, and even jazz, with very beautiful melodic parts. The transitions between extremely heavy and melodic and beautiful work so perfectly, and never before have I heard growls mixed with cleans in such a stark contrast, but at the same time goes together so well. This is a unique brand of progressive rock/metal that will leave your mind blown, and at the same time utterly tranquil. The dark beauty of this band is completely addicting, and I have never heard anything like it. I know this rant is all over the place, but come on its Opeth we are talking about, they are all over the place too in a great way!

Opeth is one of those bands you really like, but sadly only a few people know them. - Pony

45 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

Definitely original. I don't know why he's so far down the list.

He should be ton top

46 Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more. V 1 Comment
47 MGMT MGMT MGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.
48 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
49 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.

THE New Wave band. Unlike any other band and they actually sound like themselves playing live. Please take a listen if you haven't yet.

50 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

I wouldn't say most original because I consider most original to be bands that pioneered and influenced the rock genre early on but this is definitely a unique band! They're different but not too odd, their lyrics are brilliant and their sound never stays the same but instead changes each album. Every Paramore song is very different from the other and they definitely stand out in the pop punk genre.

The most original band I've ever seen.

They are about as punk as Charlotte Church is death metal

V 1 Comment
51 The Dear Hunter
52 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

They're the exact opposite of original. No creativity, no uniqueness, no innovation, they're just another generic bland group. - naFrovivuS

One of the best bands of all time when it comes to integrating different kinds of music. Rap, edm, hip hop, classical. Lead singer Tyler Joseph can really put on a show as well. Their music is most unique for its message.

53 Karkwa
54 The Gazette The Gazette The Gazette, originally known as Gazette, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002. The band is currently signed to Sony Music Records. V 1 Comment
55 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a Funk Metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

If you want to stump somebody, just ask them to name any band, past or present, that is even remotely the same as RATM. Those funky bass lines combined with Tom Morello's legendary and incomparable guitar riffs, plus Zack de la Rocha's intriguing pitch, flow, and temperament make RATM the most out there and musically unmatched band ever! I don't know how it could possibly be so far down on the list! Maybe the most unique band on the planet!

56 Ween Ween

Everyone of their songs sounds like a different band

Original doesn't mean good, but they still are original

57 ABBA ABBA ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

While not strictly "rock" music, abba's style was very unique. Their Swedish voices make it almost impossible to compare them to popular groups. The only music even similar to theirs, I think, would have to be the Hep Stars while Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were writing the music together. ABBA's harmonies, with three singers taking turns as the lead, were always outstanding. They aren't one of those groups, like Boston, AC/DC etc. (no offense) whose songs tend to all sound the same after a while. No, each and every song told some sort of story or had some different twist that made it interesting to listen to. ABBA was one of the first bands, from a country other than England or America, to make it big worldwide. That's pretty unique.

All of ABBA's songs are very distinct, always quickly recognizable. Their sound unlike anything that came before or after.

V 1 Comment
58 The Adicts
59 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

Every song and every music video is so inspiring. They make you think. And it is something that I really appreciate in music. They are so original and just amazing. I love them! ECHELON FAMILY FEELS

60 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

Unlike most of the bands on this list Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band actually made a lot of music that broke musical rules in very radical ways. Have a listen to Trout Mask Replica - Lick My Decals Off, Baby - Doc At The Radar Station - Ice Cream For Crow -... And
The last two songs on Clear Spot

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top 10 Cover Songs by Rock and Metal Bands that Were Better Than the Original Best Rock Bands of All Time Best Japanese Rock Bands Top 10 Best Modern Rock Bands Best Punk Rock Bands

List StatsUpdated 20 Sep 2017

1,000 votes
135 listings
7 years, 318 days old

Top Remixes (6)

1. Pink Floyd
2. Queen
3. The Beatles
zxm
1. Muse
2. Nine Inch Nails
3. Deftones
audball
1. Deep Purple
2. Blind Guardian
3. Queen
Metal_Treasure

WRemix
View All 6

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P