Top Ten Most Original Rock Bands


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101 Cold Cold Cold is an American rock band, formed in 1996 in Jacksonville, Florida. With two gold-albums, Cold has sold over one million records in the US alone.
102 Blue October
103 The Neighborhood
104 Powderfinger

One of the best rock bands of the last 20 years and vastly underrated unless you're Australian with some of the best lyrics and melodies that you will ever experience in rock music and if you are unfamiliar with them you need to hear them and you will be hooked if you like pure rock 'n' roll. I absolutely love most of the bands on this list but powderfinger to me is the perfect rock 'n' roll band with atmospheric elements and Bernard Fanning has an addictive voice. They broke up early unfortunately and had their farewell show in Oz a few years ago after only 20+ years

105 X Ambassadors X Ambassadors X Ambassadors is an American rock band from Ithaca, New York. It currently consists of lead vocalist Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, lead guitarist Noah Feldshuh, and drummer Adam Levin.
106 A Thousand Horses
107 Skies of Fire
108 Red Wanting Blue
109 Anathema
110 The Black Keys The Black Keys
111 Bastille Bastille Bastille are an English indie pop band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by singer Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. Beside Smith, the four-piece consists of Chris Wood, Will Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons.
112 The Steepwater Band
113 alt-J
114 Karnivool
115 Mansun
116 Billy Talent Billy Talent Billy Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.

Do yourself a favour and listen to Billy talent if you want to hear straightahead hard-core rock 'n' roll. They are melodious incredibly hard but I know when to slow it down and probably the most difficult style to explain but definitely worth a listen. Pretty much defunct now unfortunately

117 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
118 Animal Collective
119 Enter Shikari

'Abusing music's worthless genre boundaries since 2003'
Seriously, there creative mix of metalcore and techno is phenomenal. Listen to 'Sorry, You're Not A Winner' and 'Zzzonked' to see what I mean!

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120 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.
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