Most Overrated Bands of All TimePlantIsGod Note: Overrated does not mean bad or untalented, it simply means that a band has received more appraisal and fame than their music merits.
The Top Ten
Let's break it all down. A band that's been around for about seven years producing only three albums. They were a different group at the time, which made them pretty popular and successful. But what irritates me is that people are forgetting the grunge groups that started at around the same time, if not before Nirvana such as Alice in Chains, The Melvins, Pearl Jam, and Stone temple Pilots and several others. Think about it, why is Nirvana treated so Godly now? Really think about it. Do you really think the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is really the 9th greatest song of all time?! (According to the Rolling Stone Magazine it is.) And if Cobain: Why is he the greatest of the entire 27 club? Literally, why? If he never committed suicide (o disrespect to Mr. Cobain) would people still adore him? And I think I understand why Nirvana has grown more popular in today's youth (particularly high teens and high school students), Nirvana has a "musical connection" and they understand the ...more
There are songs by nirvana that are better than smells like teen spirit (which is also good but whatever). - PanagosBoi
Sure, they may have popularized Grunge. But they were not particularly adept musicians, and their songs were not as complex and fantastic as everyone made them out to be. I'm not saying they are a bad, but they are FAR from being the best.
Sure, they weren't always complex, but complexity isn't always needed to be great, and Nirvana was definitely great - mtndewlord
You're all idiots. Nirvana was legendary, I'm not some crazy fanboy, it's true. The way Kurt could sound the same live with that voice is amazing. It sounds painful for him to sing like that, but he did it with ease. As for dark lyrics, its grunge music. Long Live Kurt Cobain
Overrated does not mean bad. I mean, personally, Nirvana's sound just isn't my style, so I do not enjoy their music. But I do think they should deserve some recognition. They were good. But they don't deserves all of it. Honestly, in my opinion, I think they were the worst of Seattle's Big 4. The worst of the best, I guess you could call it. They only have so much post-breakup fame and recognition because of Cobain's suicide. If he didn't die, today they'd only have as much fame as Alice in Chains or Soundgarden. They would be highly respected in the hard rock genre, but they would not have the overreaching mainstream fame they do now. - Thrash_or_Die
Most overrated thing in the universeV 121 Comments
The Beatles are NOT overrated. I can't even BELIEVE they're in second place, one spot behind the Jonas Brothers. That's just disgusting, IN THE THIRD DEGREE. The Beatles brought several amazing recording techniques to the studio, created the first concept album, delved into many different music genres and made their songs versatile, made album covers an art form, the list goes on!
Seeing The Beatles in second place has made me lose faith in this generation AND humanity.
This comment was written by an elitist, only elitists say things like "Seeing The Beatles in second place has made me lose faith in this generation AND humanity." damn, you lose your faith because of a band? LOL
Absolutely ridiculous. The Beatles did not ride a wave of hype to fame, they made brilliant music and therefore made it. There isn't a bad song, post 66 on any album. Every song is incredibly intelligent, well written pop music. I am a guitarist and have a fairly good understanding of quality and they were simply the best ever song writers. They were innovative, clever, wrote great lyrics and quite ahead of their time. They made it through gigging and being found, like it should be done; elvis however wrote nothing, played nothing and was made. Elvis was useless and had little to do with the emergence of rock n roll as he was publicized by others. Black musicians and jerry lee Lewis, chuck berry and many earlier blues artists caused the evolution of rock n roll.
Just realize that calling a band overrated does not mean saying they're bad. They just don't deserve as much credit as they get. There were other musical artists of the time that were much better musicians and lyricists and songwriters than the Beatles. But for some reason, everyone acts as though the Beatles were objectively the greatest band to walk the face of the earth. - Thrash_or_Die
They were a good band, but there were much better bands that existed at their time that did more interesting, artistically influential and technically impressive things. If you believe The Beatles are responsible for anything more than creating a legacy of and influencing the future creation of predictable, four-chord radio singles, then you have been tricked by the faux-mythos and retrospective lauding done by the mass music media.
The Beatles may have been popular, and brought experimental ideas to the mainstream, but they did not innovate themselves. Sgt. Pepper's psychedelic influences were clearly influenced by Pink Floyd and Syd Barret, who were recording Piper At The Gates Of Dawn in Abbey Road at the same time - in a similar fashion, while many call The White Album experimental, it is simply a watered down version of what other, better artists were doing at the same time. Records such as Trout Mask Replica, Uncle Meat and Faust I are infinity more creative, diverse and ...more
Most ridiculous argument you are trying to start with that comment. Go listen to A Day In The Life. You sound like you need it. - lachiemc
It's funny how you guys are defending this band with such ferocity, claiming that there is no way they can be overrated. The fact that you feel so inclined to defend them in this way proves how overrated they are. Do you really think the most commercially successful band in the history of music needs to be defended? They don't. The success this band enjoyed eclipses the success of absolutely every other band to have ever existed. By defending them from their detractors as if they still deserve praise and credit (they've received enough of those), you are only making people hate them more. The Beatles are definitely overrated. Successful, influential and a major popular culture staple, but very, very overrated.V 315 Comments
I don't hate Linkin Park, there just not my thing. Please don't rate this low because I have a different musical opinion. I just don't think they should have passed queen.
I don't think you can say anyone is overrated in music because the main purpose of music is to connect with the audience and make them love what you're doing... While not being completely ridiculous like hip hop nowadays. Most of the bands mentioned in this list are good and they were famous because they connected with their audience/fans really well and their music had a message. And some people say the bands are overrated because their fans are arrogant and say that a particular band is the best... Well, the fans do so because they really like that particular band and really connect with the message they are trying to convey. For me, linkin park is the best not because they are actually the best of all time or their music is exceptionally good ( from others perspective ) but because I can connect with their music and I know their story and from where their music comes from... Chester Bennington suffered from depression and all that stuff since he was little and he often sang about ...more - Mukulgupta
They ARE a great band. They really are. But on this website search "Best songs of" the following years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 (if you're watching this in later years, search the ones after 2014). Linkin Park songs are on EVERY SINGLE LIST. It's ridiculous!
Unfortunately they are complete sell-outs though, who went from producing really great music like that from "Hybrid Theory" to boring pop music. So sad. - R3d_Draig02
Only a few good songs.
Doesn't deserve so much attention.
THE WORST THING TO HAPPEN TO THE HUMAN RACE!
So you're saying that One Direction is worse than Ebola, Racism, 9/11, etc? Dude, there just a british pop group. - CantFigureAUsername
Most of their fans only like them because they are "good looking" to them and not because of their music. They are like every other boy band and will fade away, no offense.
I hate 1D I cany get any peace and quiet with all the teenage girls playing one direction at max volume I wanna go over there and break the stupid radio!
They aren't that bad in my opinion but they are still extremely overrated they should be #1 - DrayTopTensV 167 Comments
The band itself is great. Other than their plagiarisms, I have no problems with them. But it's their arrogant, annoying hardcore fans that make them one of the most overrated bands of all time. They go around everywhere saying that Zeppelin is the greatest band of all-time, with the greatest guitarist, singer, bassist, and drummer of all-time. Whenever somebody says - for example the Beatles - is the greatest band of all-time, somebody has to comment saying like "No Way, Zeppelin is the greatest band ever! " even though the post has nothing to do with Led Zeppelin.
Just my opinion, they're a great band, but the fans are the reason why it's highly overrated
If anything Led Zeppelin is underrated their music is better than any other music produced by other bands today. It doesn't require computerized effects to make it good. By the way stairway to heaven isn't even considered one of their good songs to me.
Great band, one of my favorites. But seriously though, my least favorite from the holy trinity (Sabbath and Deep Purple). When a band depends on 2 songs entirely that's when you know it's overrated. Yes, without Stairway and Kashmir it would be a mediocre band really. Their records are not as good as say... Dark side or Paranoid, or even Sgt Peppers (an album is not 1 song so don't get all: LZIV has Stairway to Heaven and When the levee breaks). They clearly "stole" most of their songs. I know I'm ranting a lot and saying I still love them, but that's the truth. It's just that people see them as this divine rock band, when it isn't. And the fanboys are so annoying.
Although Kashmir's guitar riff is great, Plant's vocals in this are so incredibly off key it ruins the song.V 72 Comments
4-5 Power chords, a basic blues drum beat, and a guy screaming about blood, sex, and drugs = every AC/DC song. Every song is completely devoid of originality and creativity, it's just the same old formula they use over and over again. Basically if you've heard one, you've heard them all. How on EARTH are they so low on this list, below Rush? Are you kidding me?
I don't see the problem... power chords are awesome, singing about sex, blood, drugs is the most mainstream thing so wheres the problem?
Every song sounds practically the same. Never tries to do anything new with their music.
AC/DC are probably the worst and most overrated band ever. I have listened to all of their 15 albums in hope of finding a good, different song, but unfortunately nope. Every song is based around a few power chords, lyrics about girls, partying, and rock n roll (seriously, who sings about the genre of music they're making? ), and, well, nothing else. Second, Angus Young is the most overrated guitarist ever. Everyone hails him as a guitar god when all he employs is power chords and solos made of scales. Third, both Bon and Brian sound like dying cows high on LSD. Instead of hailing them as "the best that classic rock can get", listen to real classic rock bands like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, etc.
They were good before Bon Scott died, but after that things went downhill. The only thing I like is probably some of the guitar solos, and I'll admit it, they also had good songs after Brian Johnson joined. But his voice is often annoying, and thunderstruck is probably one of the most overrated rock songs ever.
I'd Like To Know How Are Brian Johnson And Bon Scott Different? They Are EXACTLY The Same - 12ccV 51 Comments
Most overrated metal band by a long shot. They used to be great and have some of the best metal songs of all time. Having said this they haven't had any good albums in two decades and there are many poser Metallica fans who don't even know what Master of Puppets is.
They have 5, only 5, good albums, and they are all very similar, the same guitar solos, riffs, bass riffs, and drum beats. that being said, they are very skilled and impressive, just the fact that this website makes them out to be the Holy Four and Ride the Lightning has the 7 Commandments ticks me off. Cliff Burton is far from being the greatest bassist, let alone most impressive, they get my vote for most overrated band ever - Sultan_of_Swing
Metallica sucks better listen to death
Megadeth's better. - XxembermasterxXV 90 Comments
No longer is Coldplay held to the standards of their finest LPs. No, they have fallen into the abyss of pop music composition, with repeating chord construction, shallow lyrics, and the all around disgusting need to fill their music in with electronic sounds and computer generated samples. Viva La Vida slipped by without need for excuse (it happens to the best of bands) but we continued to support Coldplay on the basis of what they once wrote rather than what they are writing. Now they construct minimalist garbage with more concern on their appearance, their popularity and expanding a fan base. Mylo Xyloto was the ultimate turn off for me, had it been constructed as an acoustic album (maybe even live like Nirvana's MTV Album) it could have shattered every sales record and every top ten list out there. Just picture the album as an acoustic set! But no, now they are forever permitted to sit in the spotlight because of their past work and not criticized for the boring and non stimulating ...more - RilesLee
I honestly liked Ghost Stories, especially "Midnight", but it's alright that you don't appeal to the sound of this album. What Coldplay does is have each album have a different atmosphere, and that really showed in this one. If you don't appreciate their new work, it's totally acceptable. But to complain about it isn't going to solve your problem. Best to leave it alone and not to be bothered by it. That'll help you there - DarkInk
Coldplay is a band that changes its sound for each album, parachutes was alternative rock, a rush of blood to the head was a more traditional rock sound, x&y was a more electronic sound, viva la Vida was a combination of rock and pop, Mylo Xyloto, ghost stories and a head full of dreams is experimenting with pop, Coldplay changes with ever album, stop saying they are sellouts! - Weirdest-thing
Their last good disc was Viva la Vida...
U2 with no salt. And U2 probably deserves to be #1 on this list.V 51 Comments
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS #8! Twenty one pilots is the best and the lyrics are very deep and meaningful. Their music has prevented me from killing myself countless times. Not only is the music amazing but josh and tyler are the most amazing people in the world. They bring a smile to my face everyday even when I feel like it's impossible to smile. If you are judging josh and tyler by the most popular TOP songs that's just wrong. People also say that TOP is bad because their fan base is "emo" and "edgy". We have life harder than you and have a harder time dealing with it. If you think that their music is bad than why don't you try to make a career based of of the arts. It is extremely hard and barely anyone makes the cut. I respect if you don't particularly love the music that this band creates but that doesn't mean that they are a "bad band". There is no such thing as a "bad band". Tyler and josh are just trying their best to make people happy. Anyone who doesn't understand the lyrics to ...more
So I'm not the only one in the world? Ok, let's begin:
1- honestly, 21 pilots is for people who like to feel sorry for themselves, think their life is trash when they are actually being ungrateful and are so pathetic that they need to victimize their own lame being to feel like they are not jerks.
2- their music is bad. Don't come telling me that "they are revolutionaries" and these things that "edgy" (between quotation marks) love to say, but the lyrics are very poorly written. I've seen more revolution in Peppa Pig. Plus, the sound of it is at least annoying and I couldn't listen to that song of theirs that is in Suicide Squad (the fandom's favorite) for more then 10 seconds. It's not very different from listen to my cousin whining about how I lost his pencil, even because this is what they do in songs: whine.
3- the fans think they are completely emo. I mean, they are like "life is pain... I'd rather be dead..." or "I could be a killer. I think I have the mental capacity". ...more
Why is this #7?! Twenty one pilots has literally made so many people decide not to kill themselves, INCLUDING ME! Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande can't do that!
Worse then one directionV 97 Comments
They are my favourite band. They were great when they were emo/pop rock. However, after they started as a pop band, they have been on a downward spiral. AB/AP is one of the worst albums I have ever seen from a band this good. It's a shame, because they still have potential, but they have royally screwed up by switching genres. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy
Obviously anyone who knows about FOB is that they were on a hiatus for years, when they came back unfortunately they went a different direction with their music, by selling out. I enjoy every genre of music, but FOB before the hiatus was closer to punk rock than to a modern pop boy band.
Fall Out Boy has changed. They used to be pop-rock/punk rock but now they are almost hip-hop. I believe they were wrong for changing their music style from what they used to be. They are no longer a legitimate band where you can say that they are true to their fans.
I think everyone who dislikes FOB should check out their former albums. I do accept their new music (since Save Rock & Roll) is awful and shallow but they used to make good music, with witty and much more meaningful lyrics.V 33 Comments
Not only are they one of the best 90s band, their work in the 2000s is perhaps even better. Not overrated, but a lot of people who do not get Radiohead like to say they are. As someone who listens to many kinds of music, everything from Aphex Twin to Slipknot, don"t judge music until you can understand why people like it so much. Until then, you don't have to like the music, but don't rant about it until you have immersed yourself in it.
The best band of the 90's. Not overrated.
Hipsters have forever ruined this band. Thom Yorke is not the second coming of Jesus Christ, dammit. He could probably cook up hot dogs and hamburgers on a grill and critics would rate it 10/10. There are other great guitarists out there that are just as good or even better than Jonny Greenwood, such as Keith Richards, Johnny Marr and Graham Coxon. Radiohead are a great band, but please, stop worshipping them as the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Amazing band. Not overrated at all.V 55 Comments
Lol Slipknot above Fall Out Boy. - Userguy44
What's "LOL" about that? Both have sold 30 million records worldwide & their rating on this list seems pretty accurate. - Joeljohns249
facts - King_Geedorah87
I think slipknot is overHATED not overRATED. There are so many people out there who are just like... ew you listen to slipknot? whats wrong with you? - Revrad
What? If you don't like the way slipknot plays then just don't listen to it, but do not say its overrated without having listened to anything but the first 10 seconds of "psychosocial", which I am afraid its what 95% of you have done...
Most of the 95% are directioners anyway, I don't even know why I bother on typing anything, they are already brainwashed by the stupid part of the society...
I have listened to almost every single Slipknot song, and they are definitely overrated. I do enjoy their music, but they get too much credit. Fans act as though though Jordison is a drum god just because 90% of his playing is fills, when he's not actually that good. There two percussionists are unnecessary. They just bang whatever tin cans they have completely out of rhythm with songs. They only have the position as a way for Clown to stay in the band and have a "purpose", if you could call it that. Not to mention Corey Taylor's voice is horrible live. They're a good band. But not great. - Thrash_or_DieV 26 Comments
Most over rated piece of garbage band ever. No redeeming musical value. Along with sting/police and nirvana, I would be happy if I never hear anything from the again.
U2 should be number 1. I hated them in the 80's. I hate them way more now. There are a million better bands out there. People act like they are the best thing since sliced bread. They have never been creative or talented. Just boring and repetitive. Echo and the Bunnymen were thousands times better. Simple Minds were awesome and the exact opposite of U2 and deaf people always compare the two.
They are so repetitive and bono has the worst vocals ever - Sultan_of_Swing
Boring pop-rock for every Midwestern soccer mom in existence.V 36 Comments
Such an idiot people rated Metallica
I guess you listen to St. Anger stuff
Go listen to their first 5 album
And think again
Why Metallica is over this pretty boys
This pretty boys should stay first
and Metallica should not ever be in the list
Kirk Hammett is metal guitar god
So does James
and all Metallica bassists are damn the top of the world
And dude Slipknot
I like their Music but they don't get the Metal Throne from Metallica
Those who think Slipknot or A7x is over Metallica
You must not know what real Metal is
These band are not overated
Metallica ----- Guns N' Roses
Aerosmith ----- Red Hot Chilli Peppers
AC/DC ----- Led Zepellin
Pink Floyd ----- Jimi Hendrix
Van Halen ----- Santana
Kiss ----- Korn
Nirvana ----- Pearl Jam
Megadeth ----- Slayer
Anthrax ----- Pantera
Iron Maiden ----- System of a Down
Dream Theater ----- Eagles
Scorpion ----- Deep Purple
Def Leppard ----- The Who
Rolling Stone ...more - robertlead37
I love how you only put rock and metal bands in your comment. If anything, metal and rock are some of the most overrated genres of all time, and you're putting overrated bands from those genres in there.
I don't hate rock, but I'm mixed on metal. - SwagFlicks
This list is stupid, stupid, plain stupid, period. Yeah, I agree that the Jonas Brothers are the most untalented musicians EVER. There's nothing good bout them: they look lame, they were ladies skinny jeans and they worked for Disney! Bleh. But what pains me is that brilliant bands like NIRVANA, Metallica, Slipknot, 30stm and almost every good band til date is on this list. Come on people, don't tell me you never got any musical taste. Sorry to know that people can't distinguish good music from bad. All 100% of the votes go to Jonas Brothers. Period. And long live NIRVANA! Whichever person said Kurt ain't talented has a pathetic sense of music.
LOL I have no idea why these guys are still here. I mean sure they're really REALLY bad but seriously, these guys are no longer relevant. They only existed because of their crappy show on Disney Channel and to sell a few records along the way. They're Pop-Rock were nothing special. But under today's music scene, they were never critically acclaimed and only worshipped by children. That's right they were FOR CHILDREN. They're a joke by today's standards but are rarely heard of today. I can name possibly a dozen more bands that are even more overrated. If you think these guys are still popular or overrated then that goes to show you how distant you were from pop music either in 2008 or today.
Yet another crappy band full of pretty boys. This is literally the WORST pop rock band in existence. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoyV 49 Comments
This band is the most overrated and because everyone thinks that everyone in the band is the most talented person in the world. The drummer isn't that good, there singer sounds like a I dying cat that just had peanut butter, the guitarist just plays scales for his solos, and you can't even hear the bassist. Compare them with:
M. Night Shadows vs. Matt Heafy= Matt
The Rev vs. The Lech= Lech without a contest
Synester Gates vs. Rusty Cooly= rusty cooly would murder him
Johnny Christ vs. Les Claypool= HAHAHAHAHA! I feel bad for johnny :(
If you disagree with this then look it up for yourself on youtube.
By the way not looking this up on YouTube, don't need to, get a life! - EliHbk
Put it at number 1 NOW - LightningStrike
It pissed me off that nobody understands how overrated this band is. I admit I enjoy the band and agree that that the guys have talent. But people act like they're gods, these guys are honestly no better than disturbed or slipknot, they're sound is just more appealing to most people. Being a guitarist, I can confirm that they're guitarist doesn't go anywhere near most of the guitarists in 80s metal bands. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're popular, at least it gives some hope to future music with what comes out today but as a metal band, they're way too respected and overrated, people compare them to the big four and other classic metal bands, a7x doesn't touch the classics
Nirvana is the most overrated band, but they’re already at top 1, so I should vote for A7X. Although I like some A7X albums, they are not even close to the best. But so many fans think they are the best band ever. - VernkastelV 24 Comments
Maroon 5 used to be a good band, but now they're horrible, they traded in their catchy guitar riffs for horrible dance pop tunes, the other members of the band don't even matter anymore, it's really sad.
They betrayed rock and went into modern pop crap.
Their songs are so overplayed
Too much autotune - my_account107V 31 Comments
Who decided to put this on here? These guys founded one of the best music genres of all time. Without black sabbath, there would be no metallica or slipknot.
Their music was nothing special take the popular song Paranoid for example very simple guitar and drums. They weren't really good musicians they were just OK. They have a cool name and Ozzy had an interesting unique sounding voice and persona that's it. The same with Dio. I'm tired of seeing all three Classic rock bands which now should be considered Antique Rock taking over all the top 10 spots. Oh they were so innovative and influential and if you didn't have them you wouldn't have the newer bands. Most of all the bands I listen to weren't influenced by classic rock bands anyway. Most of all the greatest bands ever came out of the 80s and 90s with the exception of the greatest most experimental most wide variety of sound band EVER the Cure.
I agree, Who put this here?!?!
They created heavy rock and metal in a way, I know cream came before sabbath in metal. But without sabbath these guys wont be here...
One of the greatest bands everV 22 Comments
The Sex Pistols were embraced by British youth because the country was in deep depression with no future under a rotten Labour government. Most of the big cities were on rolling blackouts because of striking and no power available after working hours except for hospitals etc. No future for kids with unemployment at an all time low. Oil crisis. Unions striking everywhere.
Sex Pistols just represented how kids felt. They could barely play their instruments and were mostly a carefully managed by Mclaren who made good use of sensationalist bad publicity to keep the momentum going.
It crushed rock for a while until bands like Iron Maiden managed to surface from the quagmire. Though punk did have some influence of rock in raising the tempo. They were crap musicians and definitely overrated musically.
This band is so much overrated
The Ramones are a better early Punk band. - DarkBoi-X
Extremely overrated British band that for some reason represents the rock music of UK, despite their release of only one album, their childish hatred of everything, and lack of general talent.V 19 Comments
My dad isn't gay but he probably wants to marry this band.
I only like them because they're famous
The Beatles, Nirvana, U2, Queen, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Eagles, Guns N' Roses, and The Rolling Stones. These bands aren't overrated, they're good. There's a big difference. Sympathy for the Devil is one of the best songs of all time. I will admit, though, that Satisfaction is as overrated as hell.
They aren't overrated, they are great, they have got some of the best songs of all time. Gimme Shelter, Sympathy for the Devil, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Paint It, Black, Wild Horses, It's Only Rock N Roll, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Can't You Hear Me Knocking... They are really really good on what they do... MUSIC... But they are bad persons, just because one thing: They are talking about war and about bigger problems, and they doesn't seem to understand they aren't going to stop until you solve the little ones: Brian Jones, they left a lost man alone, think about that
Definitely overrated, but influential for sure.V 12 Comments
Their first four albums are great, some of the best in rock history and after the Pump album, they really sold out. But I still wouldn't call them overrated. - TommyT327
Overrated as hell, and has made one of the worst songs ever.
Aerosmith doesn't get enough credit. They are the Bad Boys from Boston and they rock. So many great albums/hits and not as much recognition. They are more underrated than overrated. They rule! They're a rock legend!
They can't make good music to save their life, and I'm sick and tired of them representing the area I live in (somewhere around Boston). - SopV 12 Comments
Queen is great. I hate how they are always recognized for Bohemian Rhapsody, I agree that it is not the best song on the world. But how many of you have heard any of their amazing songs? Ever heard Dreamer's Ball? The March of the Black Queen? White Queen (As it Began)? Spread Your Wings? On a more personal note, they saved me from suicide. They got me through it. Please don't hate on then.
Queen are truly overrated. They are the ones most often associated with people who believe that they were "born in the wrong generation". "Bohemian Rhapsody" is overplayed on rock radio all the time. Their songs are all overplayed in commercials as well. Freddie Mercury is constantly worshipped as the second coming of Jesus Christ, not realizing that they're are other great frontmen too, such as Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey, Joe Strummer and Morrissey. To add to this, he even ends up overshadowing the other members of Queen as well. Queen are a great band, but please, stop worshipping them as gods and listen to other classic rock bands who achieved as much as Queen did. Also, if I hear another Queen song in a commercial again (I don't listen to the radio at all, too much mediocre songs over good songs), I will burn every single Queen album and single on the planet and crush them all up, then throw them into a pit.
I personally don't think they are overrated. All four band members were insanely talented and dedicated. My problem is with people worshipping Freddie, when he was a human like the rest of us. I don't want to speak poorly of him, since his music is a huge part of my life and I respect him so much. But I have equal respect for Brian, Roger, and John because they deserve just as much credit and attention as Freddie. These four men have changed my life so much. Queen will always be my favorite band. They got me into rock music, and their music is so good. I don't worship them, but I will always respect them.
Okay it's a bit difficult on this one. They definitely did some great stuff, that is no joke. But the problem with Queen is that people praise them for being one of the greatest bands ever, and that is just not true, I'm very sorry if I offend you. There are tons of excellent bands/artists out there that also have a unique sound(especially underground bands and less accessible bands like Primus, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Mothers of Invention and all the like) and a lot of bands are also diverse in their sound(all of it while still sounding like the genre they play in or themselves if they experiment), and all of this by expanding from the base sound of their influential genre/influences. A lot of Queen fans just don't seem to understand this, I have seen a case where one of them called out one of these underrated bands(a heavy metal band in this case) by saying it was "just another heavy metal band", just because it sounded like heavy metal, forgetting the fact that band still ...moreV 91 Comments
I love Guns & Roses and I think they were a great band but they weren't around long enough and they had one good album. They certainly don't belong in the Rock & Roll hall of fame.
Slash as a Guitarist is good, when he wasn't drunk. But Axl Rose sounds like a cat hanging by it's toes. The only song I can ever listen to is Welcome to the Jungle. Everyone praises this band when there are much more technical and soulful bands.
The category is "overated", not bands that suck. In my opinion, although GnR was a decent hard rock band, they were WAY overrated. They just happened to catch on with the college-age, white, frat-boy, metal-newbie crowd who proudly displayed their new GnR CD on the shelf next to Garth Brooks, Steve Winwood and Cher so their girlfriend would see how "rockin'" they were.
They are trash - DarkBoi-XV 22 Comments
The Black Eyes Peas are like a fire alarm. The first few times you hear them, they're okay. But the next few times, you just wanna blow your head off. - alexschubert
They are the worst.. Their songs don't even make sense, and that bad trans songs... yuk... Although Fergie is beautiful, but the rest is useless, a complete garbage.
Don't even rate being called a band. Need I remind you of their truly awful performance at the super bowl. Their studio songs are no better.
Not overrated - in fact, their early, pre-Fergie work is rather underrated.V 27 Comments
Psuedo-grunge for kids who aren't allowed to listen to CDs with "Parental Advisory" stickers on them and middle-aged women. Somewhere, Canada is weeping.
My middle-aged mother loves these post-grunge bands, but Nickelback is probably her favorite. I think you all know how much pain and suffering I go through.
Not that they're good, but how can they be overrated when literally everyone hates them? - TommyT327
Underrated and overhated - RevradV 35 Comments
Extremely overrated and bland musically. - Soulstealer
All makeup and no musicianship. Go buy Ace Frehley's new album instead.
I hate kiss. They literally have no decent songs. And they just started there band to make money. They just became famous due to there costumes and stage antics. NOT there music they shouldn't even be called musical.
Had a certain amount of creativity, but wasted it on the stage show theatrics and wound up with the most sterile class of rock imaginable.
The truly scary part is that they have a fanbase who could care less sbout music as an art form. they could just play the Alphabet song for two hours straight, and no one would bat an eye as long as they remembered the makeup and the fireworks.
These guys won the NME Award for Worst Band three times, and guess what? They celebrated it as a good thing. This goes to show you that they are nothing but idiots with no talent or intelligence whatsoever.
I was at a summer camp and one girl at the summer camp said she liked rock music. She said her favorite bands were 5 seconds of summer and awolnation, and she liked one direction. If she listened to bands like Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd in the future, she'd be ashamed that she said she liked five seconds of summer and one direction. 5 seconds of summer is pop, not punk or rock. They aren't as bad as one direction, but still pretty overrated - Imreallyboredrightnow
Another medio pop band liked by girls. - Userguy44
Those rotten teenagers tried to steal from Green Day and failed. Also teen girls love them and they are so overrated.V 15 Comments
I accidently voted this band when I did not want to. Green Day and this band should not be here at all. I respect those who do not like Blink 182 and Tom's vocals, but I personally did not find anything bad about the vocals. It actually took me longer to adjust to Mark's voice because I did not like it at first, I got easily adjusted to Tom's voice, am I the only one who thinks that?
Not as overrated as Green Day.
I can see why people enjoy this band. But personally, they add a bad name to Punk. - Mumbizz01
I like this band, but Green Day is much better (Green Day is my 4th favorite band, behind Beatles, Stones, and U2).
Plus, it takes a LONG time to adjust to Tom's voice.
I actually took a long time to adjust to Mark's voice instead. I had no problem with Tom's voice at all when I first heard the band.V 11 Comments
People act like they know good music just because they like this band. As if they are one of the best rock bands out there. I just want to bang my head against the wall.
Not known for great solos, or jaw-dropping songs, etc. Yet they get so much recognition lately even though prior, they have not been relevant since around the late 80s (and for that case, a good reason for that)
Guys, there is more to classic rock than Don't Stop Believin' and Livin On a Prayer (latter is Bon Jovi, but you get my point).
It's just a typical new wave, they are not classic rock. Don't Stop Believin' is overrated, but band is underrated. - PinkF
Another classic rock band that is overrated simply for being classic rock. Generic and often corny lyrics and instrumentals.
Don't Stop Believing is a bit overrated/overplayed, as is a couple more of their songs that everyone knows, but that seems to be the major complaint. They've actually got a lot of good stuff from the late 70's and some 80's - there's some really heavy hard rock on Frontiers.
The music comes on and EVERYONE starts to sing, they are not that good. They sound generic, Glee ruined any goodness that they had. Ever since their songs became the #1 flash mob song, the #1 relationship song, the #1 class reunion song, the #1 karaoke song, this band has been completely over rated.V 12 Comments
Good band, but there is more than just High Hopes. Listen to more music of them. - Userguy44
They aren't even a band, just 1 guy!? - Sultan_of_Swing
This should be top 3
They're basically just another fall out boy. One of the most overproduced bands everV 18 Comments
Horrible band. The Madonna of hair metal bands. They also proved that success in the music industry often depends on how badly you want it and what type of persona you present, not actual talent. I don't believe their songs could be any more simplistic. How they aren't numbers 1 through 5 on this list is baffling. Perhaps people realize they are 4th rate talent and eminently forgettable so they simply did not vote for them. It's the only thing I can think of.
Extremely overrated and terribly cheesy. - Soulstealer
Screw Bon Jovi. They're pretty much the One Direction of the 80s. They constantly get called "legends" just because they're old, which is NOWHERE NEAR true. "Livin' on a Prayer" is a horrendously cheesy hair metal anthem about some weird story that makes no sense, and also has the most unnecessary guitar solo I've ever heard. Jon Bon Jovi is an AWFUL singer, and he constantly looks and sounds like he wants to vomit. "Always" is just a broken, cheesy break-up song about someone that HE probably cheated on. "It's My Life" is yet another annoying anthem about nothing. Anyways, come at me, senior citizens with your poorly-spelled comebacks.
This is a terrible comparison! I don't care how many idiots liked this. They are underrated if anything, but they got in the hall of fame, unlike One Direction ever will. People who don't like them don't know much about them. Period. Sure they are no rolling stones, but in this generation they reached heights unlike other bands. Now Nirvana is so overrated. All that jerk did was scream over the mic and criticize other bands. Good they made top 10! - MC1989
I don't think they're overrated! Unless people really do call them the best band of all time. I've never heard people say that, but if they do, yeah, that's going a bit far. Bon Jovi is good. They're not THAT good.V 9 Comments
How are they overrated? I've never heard one good thing about this band, pretty much everyone thinks they suck.
Flaccid pancake kinda sucks. - Phossu
Are they really that good? I mean, I tried to like their songs, I had like 10 of their tunes on my iPod, but I never got amazed by them, except their name and the cover of behind blue eyes, which is amazing.
Definitely not overrated - they're widely understood to be a terrible band.V 12 Comments
When it comes to death metal (or maybe even metal in general), it doesn't get much more overrated than Cannibal Corpse. There are many other great death metal bands who don't get as much recognition as Cannibal Corpse such as Death (yes, even Death isn't as popular as Cannibal Corpse; which is sad), Opeth, Morbid Angel, and Carcass. Cannibal Corpse songs usually have bad "lyrics" (By the way the vocalist sucks, a GOOD death metal vocalist would make it brutal, yet understandable such as Chuck Schuldiner or Mikael Akerfeldt), but it Cannibal Corpse it literally just sounds like the guy is burping into the mic. Cannibal Corpse songs also have the SAME drum beat for every song and the guitar work is horrible. This is the most overrated metal band ever; aside from Metallica and maybe some metalcore bands.
Overrated, and unfortunately what comes to mind for most when thinking of death metal.
These guys just hands down suck and get tons of credit that they don't deserve
CC isn't even really death metal. It's more like grindcore or pornogrind - GreenDayFan21
It's technically "Brutal Death Metal", which is even to stupid and disgusting for most regular Death Metal fans (like me). - ThatoneMetalhead
Not overrated at all. - Soulstealer
Very overrated band. The person of Jared Leto is overrated too. Why? I was on his gig with my girlfriend and I saw his fans (i mean girls). Sorry but Jared is good only as actor, not vocalist. System of a Down is underrated band...
They are not overrated. They are not the best but on whole they are good. A Beautiful Lie is really a good album. This is was was average and new one Love list and faith is totally different which some can call average and bad. Jared Leto has the best vocals only behind to Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.
If you want to get tons of hate, just go and write something like "30 Seconds to Mars is lame and untalented group". Many many girls will appear and make you laugh so much. Cute pretty guy Jared and girls-only fanbase clearly do not correlate, of course.V 6 Comments
They're extremely underrated if anything. They helped spearhead the glam side of the new wave of British hard rock/heavy metal and were extremely influential to many artists like Guns 'N Roses and Whitesnake to name a few. Repetitive? Yes. But they are nonetheless an extremely underrated band. Pour Some Sugar On Me made them popular, but if you explore their catalog, they've got some much better songs like Photograph and Bringin' On The Heartbreak (a song that helped change hard rock ballads mind you.) - DavidBondra
It all went wrong after hysteria - gruppenfuhrer
Fair engough minus steve clark R.I.P
They're underrated. - TommyT327
Brian Wilson did things in the studio, with instruments, voices and vocal arrangement that had never been done before. Every band since has used all or some of his technique. He did it first on Best!
You know I used to hate the beach boys but now I o enjoy many of their songs. They're not my favorite band but they are pretty talented. And to the person who wrote the comment about them plagiarizing all their songs, it was one song.
Overrated? They are more of underrated. - zxmV 3 Comments
I LOVE THEM! I think they are underrated. The haters haven't listened to 1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours yet.
Overrated as hell. It's sad that they are actually considered punk by some.
I personally love their older stuffs though Warning is their last good album in my opinion but I would like to ask the haters if they listened to their old albums such as Dookie Insomniac, Kerplunk, 39/smooth at least before voting and leaving a hate comment about them. Just saying'
I'm surprised this isn't higher, Green Day gets a lot of hate and lots of people think they're overrated. Green Day had decent albums like Dookie, but then they got too commercial. They kind of sold out. - ImreallyboredrightnowV 27 Comments
Garbage - DarkBoi-X
My Chemical Romance is not overrated, in fact, if you delve deep into their discography, they have some hidden masterpieces that are much better than any of their singles. Take "This is How I Disappear" for example. The song has a lot of great things going for it, like how Gerard Way delivers his dark, haunting lyrics, or how the instrumentation is difficult enough to actually sound complex and impressive, yet is easy enough for most seasoned guitar players. Also, the song really builds up to this bridge which really overwhelms the senses. This being said, there are many other My Chemical Romance songs that are not really popular that show off the band's technical talent as well as their writing skills and emotional performance. - ThatoneMetalhead
These guys work hard and make music, I love them
Emo music for a bunch of whiny teens while they graffiti their local post office. - Th47V 14 Comments
EXTREMELY OVERRATED. Pacific Daydream and White/Teal/Black album were terrible. Out there there's probably a factory that makes Weezer songs every 10 minutes. It kinda makes sense: all their recent songs are generic, uninteresting, and bland. - winterbreeze
Weezer are overrated? I thought most people considered them a joke after their second self-titled album.
I'm sorry but these should be in the top 20. I completely respect Dave Grohl and the boys but their music is just so bland and dull and boring. Their early albums were really good and deserve praise but right around "in your honor" they started becoming just plain old boring. All the songs sound like the most cliche rock song ever. It just seems like now when Dave writes a song, it's for the sake of writing a song. It doesn't feel like there's anything special in them anymore. Another thing is Dave Grohl himself, don't get me wrong I have loads of respect for the guy, he is very very talented, started Foo Fighters at a rough point in his life and is great with fans and hardworking. But all this recognition has gotten to his head. He's not necessarily "up his arse" but he knows that everyone loves him and he'll do anything keep that reputation. To finish it off, very talented people, used to be something special, Now? Just a Band writing the same old songs again and again.
While their music is nowhere near as offensive as the other mainstream post-grunge bands, the Foo Fighters wouldn't have been so revered if it weren't for Dave Grohl.
I respect Dave Grohl and think he's a fun guy overall, but his music in Foo Fighters is just BLAND. It seems that some of their hit songs are just inundating radio airplay more often than bands who could use some. The songs do get old quickly, and the band's still around, meanwhile Nirvana is always considered the more overrated of the two bands? - NuMetalManiak
One of the most generic bands I've ever listened to. So sick of seeing them EVERYWHERE. Can't have a festival or awards show without these media whores crashing it and making an appearance. The final straw was theses limited-talent musicians induct / play along side with Rush.
Pretty overrated, despite being a mediocre, uninteresting band.
I don't get this. Yes, their songs sound very similar to each other, but they still make damn good music that, if anything, is underrated (to me.) - MasonOcker
The lyrics are annoying and in a lot of their songs the voice is distorted, which gets REALLY annoying.
The ugly scab of pop music. - winterbreeze
The world is round and there is sound, things are found. There is no life in todays world, and because this world is going through doom, there is no manifestation of life. Imagine dragons are from this time... - williamb
What? I love imagine dragons! OK, I get it, their music isn't for everybody, and they do have an extremely diverse pool of music, but they still aren't overrated. In fact, I don't think they are underrated either. Just think about the lyrics. (wow they actually tell a story! ) Also, everyone here is just complaining about Radioactive. Sure, the song was super overplayed on the radio and started to grow on me, they still have really good songs! Monster, Thief, Bleeding Out, Roots, Dream, are all really good songs (just to name a few) So please listen to all their songs and just don't base this upon one song. Also I get if you don't like them, they do get a little while to get used to.V 20 Comments
They were popular in like 2007 y'all wild lmao - poppunk
Not overrated - they were popular for, what, a year?
These boys don't look like they like girls!
This duo manages to be somehow worse than Twenty One Pilots, which is pretty incredible if you're asking me. All of their songs make me want to commit suicide. Someone put an end to their musical careers, please.
Most of their songs sound exactly the same.
They stick to a formula. Their album Sick Boy was released recently and I liked only Siren and Save Yourself. Beach House is bland and generic. Sick Boy is overplayed as heck. - VaibavKrishna
Put them at number one. Overrated, attention-seeking, inappropriate perverted chimpanzees they'll hopefully be irrelevant in the next few years. I'm glad bands like One Direction and Fifth Harmony aren't on here.
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One Direction is horrible by the way, they deserve their place here - Dominiuslux10
The Who aren't so highly regarded for nothing! They're like the Shakespeare of rock music, so in which way are they overrated?
How can they be overrated when basically a huge amount of their work is underrated?
I think these guys are actually very underrated. Keith Moon played drums at a pace that even some scientists say wasn't humanly possible. Pete Townshend may be the most underrated guitarist (and songwriter) ever. Jon Entwhistle is one of the best bass players ever, and Roger Daltrey is an ultra-talented singer and actor. A "few"good songs? Are you serious? The Who's thirtieth best song is better than the best song of most bands. Anything off of Tommy, Quadraphenia, Hooligans, Who's next, etc, etc
To the people who would said you gotta be smoking something for liking The Beatles better. Hahaaaha. No you are smoking something. You keep your mouth and people can like what they want.V 10 Comments
The biggest overrated band in this list. The music is average at best. I get it when my parents said that all rock and roll is about screaming into the mic... nothing like their days of real singing like Frank Sinatra, etc. But this guy has no real music in his voice. The scraggly screaming like Born in the USA is awful. He has a few catchy tunes but not to be considered GOAT like many believe. I also hear you get a lecture at his concerts. Just what I am interested in after I dump $150 on a ticket.
Whenever a Springsteen song comes on, I feel like kicking puppies.
Springsteen in general is highly overrated.
He can't sing a lick.
His songs are all cliches.
This band is overrated as hell. - Soulstealer
They were good until their self titled album. And whatever the hell that After Laughter atrocity was.
Their old music was generic pop-punk, but their newer stuff is decent. They've also never been overrated.
Were good, now are causing bleeding earsV 8 Comments
Oasis albums smell like my dad's ass. Blur are superior to these ass rockers and so are their superior successors Arctic Monkeys.
Wonderwall is so irritating.
Wish they had better vocals. - Userguy44
Awful. - iliekpiezV 7 Comments
They are not overrated at all. When this band released their first album, it sold under 1,000 copies. Of course, many music artists started to cite them as an influence, which in turn would help the Velvet Underground gain their long-deserving worldwide fame. They are honestly more of an underrated band despite their influence on music.
They're alright.Influential group as they basically helped spawn the Alternative Rock and Experimental Rock genres. - DarkBoi-X
The Velvet Underground are responsible for the creation of art and alternative rock. No band before them had a sound quite as unique as them. You can argue that they had only one great album. Okay, fine. However, that one album has had a massive influence on many artists. The saying is this, "Not everyone owned music by the Velvet Underground. However, those who did formed successful bands of their own." Alternative music was born here and while they didn't find much success, success does not always equal influence. Coldplay is more successful, but far less influential than the Velvet Underground. They're far from overrated. If anything, they're probably one of the ten most underrated bands of all time. - DavidBondra
How are they overrated? Without them, we wouldn't know most of rock and indie bands.V 4 Comments
Alive 2007 is good, but guys, they're not the second coming of jesus or something. They're not great, they're just good. Calm down.
They made the most repetitive song ever.
Their music is BAD!
This is a terrible band. They have lack of talent and they have "Pharell Willams" - kmyeakel
Evanescence just had boring songs. - CedreticFomento
They're not horrible but a lot of people only like them because of Amy's vocals not the rest of the band and music
Amy has said it many times over and people never seem to listen. Evanescence isn't Goth Rock. Never has been. Putting her in that box is silly. Swellow I'm with you. When people pick probably the worse 2 songs EV has ever done and say that's them is criminal. And for those that say they only like EV because of Amy's voice. Name 1 Band EVER that has a terrible lead singer that made it big where someone says I hate the lead singer? You can't. The vocals fit what the band is. Amy's voice fits what EV is. You can hate Amy Lee. But what she does is actually underrated. If she was a man people would be saying how talented HE is:(
Generic lyrics and music. Amy Lee is a good singer but compared to some other symphonic rock singers... This band is basically worshipped because Amy Lee is apparently such a "great" singerV 6 Comments
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