Most Overrated Bands of All Time

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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

1 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

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

The reason I voted here was not to point out how overrated Nirvana are.
Don't get me wrong, I too adore them, although I think Pearl Jam are better, but that's another thing.
What I wanted to write - and I believe this list is where it fits best - is that I find it heavily irritating that Nirvana, way too often, get classified in the same context as bands like Linkin Park, Coldplay, Evanescence, My Chemical Romance, and bands alike - when that's completely illogical.
The reason why that's illogical is very simple - Nirvana's popularity and that of those other bands happened a whole decade apart! That's enough reason against the classification mentioned before.
I wonder how many people that do that kind of classification have ever heard of The Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, or Stone Temple Pilots.
All in all, I'm just saying, it's great if you like Nirvana, but don't do them a disservice by wrongfully classifying them. - Adrian_4

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

I kinda like Nirvana but they're nowhere near as good as everyone says they are. Kurt is an average guitarist and singer and their lyrics are really random and weird. They're nothing special in my opinion. Also, let's not forget that they pretty much ruined music by killing off metal and influencing all those crappy mumble rappers. - RiverVibeZ

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2 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

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.

They are overrated. I dare you to find one person who hasn't heard of them - 906389

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.

I like the Beatles, but I have to agree with this list. They are undoubtedly the most overrated band in history. What most annoys me is that people treat the four guys as if they were gods above the of mortals, who never wrote any bad music. The Beatles were also human and they also made some bad songs. I also don't agree with the idea that they are "the best band of history, of world and universe", because this question of "best" is very subjective. Each have their personal taste, and each has its particular band that considers the best of all, regardless of what the other person thinks. - Palmeiras

Isn't calling a band "overrated" also very subjective? So what's the point or meaning of any of this besides "i personally like/don't like" something? - Billyv

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3 Linkin Park 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.

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 respect your opinion. I like Linkin Park better but I can see why you prefer Queen instead. - 0w0uwu

Linkin Park are absolutely terrible. I can't believe people say Hybrid Theory is one of the greatest debut albums of all time. It is not up there with Definitely Maybe, Is This It and Are You Experienced. "Crawling" is one of the worst songs of all time. In fact, nu-metal in general is terrible. If you enjoy Linkin Park, then your IQ must be lower than 70 and that you hate your parents and want to die.

I find their music very boring and uninteresting. I don't get why they're so praised on this site. - RiverVibeZ

Definitely overrated unlike some fairly praised great and legendary bands that should not be here! Let's get them on top! Nu metal is among the worst type of music it degraded rock music to the lowest! - AliBab

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4 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

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

Fantastic band, but no other band should basically even be on this list. Even if "Stairway to Heaven" was the only overrated aspect of their work (and it most certainly isn't), the amount of how overrated that sole song is would still be enough to put them on this list's #1. But that's nowhere near where it stops. Take almost any music-related list on this site (or on the whole internet, actually), and there's at least 90% chance you'll stumble upon a Led Zeppelin item in the top 10 (maybe even top 5), even though it clearly doesn't belong that high.
Examples?
Putting them on #1 on "Best Rock Bands of All Time" is just plain ridiculous.
"Stairway to Heaven", I already explained.
I can also name at least 10 guitar solos that are far better than that of "Stairway to Heaven".
Ritchie Blackmore is by far a better guitarist AND a better riff-maker than Jimmy Page.
Ian Paice is a better drummer than John Bonham. I can name 10 songs just by Deep Purple that have better ...more - Adrian_4

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.

Never liked them. Plant is a terrible singer and Jimmy Page isn't that good of a guitarist. They were influential though so I'll give em that. - RiverVibeZ

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5 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

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!

I don't actually want to vote for this I want to say that I HATE YOU to whoever made this list and put 1d FIFTH out of at LEAST 50!

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6 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.

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?

This band has written the same 10 songs for the same album over and over again for the past 40 years. Music theory wise, their songs are legitimately the same with the same stupidly simple chords and progressions. This band is boring and unimaginative to say the least.

Everyone on this site
>Reee Pop bad because all they sing about is sex and partying
>also this site: AC/DC, what a great band - RiverVibeZ

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.

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7 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

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.

And Justice for all was Metallica last good album, everything after that was OK (black album) or Garbage (lulu).

I like Metalica songs I don't understand The people here
If you don't like Metalica just stop to listening to this band songs
This is what can I tell you - adawddwadaw

Even their highly acclaimed 80s work wasn't that good in my opinion. Also despite being proclaimed as the best metal band, they've made possibly two of the worst metal albums of all time - St. Anger and Lulu. - Joeljohns249

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8 Coldplay 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.

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

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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...

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9 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.

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

I wouldn't include "our life is harder then yours part" but yeah I see your point. - 0w0uwu

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

They have incredible lyrics, everyone who says otherwise is just not smart enough to understand them...their fanbase of annoying teenage girls gives them a different view from most people which is a shame, they are really talented and shouldn't be on this list. - bqnca

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!

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10 Fall Out Boy 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.

M A N I A can eat dirt, their other stuff is good in my opinion. - bqnca

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.

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

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The Contenders

11 Radiohead 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).

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.

Amazing band. Not overrated at all.

I don't think I'll ever like this band. Their music is strange and their lyrics make no sense whatsoever. It just doesn't sound good to my ears. - RiverVibeZ

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12 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

Overplayed and overrated. Bono's voice so annoying and their songs all sound the same. - RiverVibeZ

It's funny when the entire TopTens community complain about the Imagine Dragons not being "rock" when this band (U2) is the perfect definition of "Poser Rock", marketed for middle-aged soccer moms. - Joeljohns249

U2s underrated.

Boring pop-rock for every Midwestern soccer mom in existence.

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13 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

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

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

Put it at number 1 NOW - LightningStrike

The Rev was one of the most overrated musicians in the history of crappy music, their vocalist sounds like he belongs in a boy band, their guitarists are generic, their bassist gets cut out of the mix 95% of the time, their vocals are either whiny or try to be hardcore, and their riffs are generic metalcore garbage. Abysmal.

Come on! I agree that Avenged Sevenfold are overrated, however you've at least got to give Synyster Gates the credit he deserves. He is an excellent guitarist and the The Rev killed it on the drums too. - R3d_Draig02

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14 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.

Overrated but at the same time they also get a lot of hate from elitists who scream "Not Metal! " - Joeljohns249

Its overrated on this site

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

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_Die

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15 Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

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.

Jonas brothers suck to the core... Half of it is just a bunch of crazy crap.. Even I don't understand why the legends are there on the list too

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16 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Worst hard rock band. Their music is mediocre for the most part. - RiverVibeZ

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

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 are awesome. Dream On does not suck ass.

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17 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. ...read more.

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.

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...

Iron man was a masterpiece - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

One of the greatest bands ever

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18 Maroon 5 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.

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.

Are they even a band or a singer and a bunch of guys no one knows?

Their songs are so overplayed

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19 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

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.

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 ...more

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.

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20 The Sex Pistols

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

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.

The Ramones are a better early Punk band. - DarkBoi-X

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21 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.

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.

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22 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.

They deserve their praise because they are an amazing and talented band. - RiverVibeZ

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.

Slash is awesome but god help me... Axl Rose's voice it's just so annoying, I personally can't stand his voice, he sounds like a little girl

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.

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23 Nickelback 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.

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

I hate nickelback,but how can they be overrated if the get only hate - auke

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24 KISS KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

They're not that bad but they're overrated and their lyrical content is bland. - RiverVibeZ

Extremely overrated and bland musically. - Soulstealer

All makeup and no musicianship. Go buy Ace Frehley's new album instead.

OVERRATED!

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25 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

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?

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.

How can anybody compare this band to Green Day. This is supposedly a rival band. I listened to all the small things waiting for the good part, but of course it never came. Green Day has some of the greatest punk/rock/alternative albums ever like dookie, insomniac, nimrod, and American idiot. I hate how people think Green Day is a sellout just because they add variety to albums like blvd of broken dreams. Blink 182 is literally 100 times worse than Green Day. - treyanthonyyeah

I can see why people enjoy this band. But personally, they add a bad name to Punk. - Mumbizz01

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26 The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

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.

They're a group, not a band. - DaWyteNight

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.

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27 5 Seconds of Summer 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.

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

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.

Congrats my guy you're a douche! They're making the best of a bad situation. - 0w0uwu

Another medio pop band liked by girls. - Userguy44

This band is not trying to steal green day’s style, nor are they overrated. This band writes amazing lyrics that can be sang by people and I am not ashamed to like them

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28 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative ...read more.

I LOVE THEM! I think they are underrated. The haters haven't listened to 1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours yet.

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. - Imreallyboredrightnow

Overrated as hell. It's sad that they are actually considered punk by some.

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29 Journey Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

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.

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30 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.

Overrated and not that great they're just a Pop Rock Band. I can't believe people consider them Alternative or Emo. - Soulstealer

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

They're basically just another fall out boy. One of the most overproduced bands ever

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31 Imagine Dragons 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.

My wiener smells my butt smells a BELIEBER! - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

The lyrics are annoying and in a lot of their songs the voice is distorted, which gets REALLY annoying.

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.

The ugly scab of pop music. - winterbreeze

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32 Limp Bizkit 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.

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.

Why are they even here? Only like 1 out of 100 people know that they exist!

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33 My Chemical Romance 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.

My Chemical Romance are an absolute joke of a band and anyone who enjoys this kind of music deserves to be thrown into a fire pit. Also, avoid the fans of this band at all costs, as they are the most mentally unstable and immature people I have ever met.

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

Garbage - DarkBoi-X

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34 BTS BTS BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment.

Their music is just so boring. They try way too hard to make their lyrics sound inspiring, but it comes off as awkward...almost as if they were written by high school kids who want to sound clever and insightful but instead comes off as showy and pedantic. Composing and producing is sloppily slapped together and bland. As for the seven members, they are vulgar, arrogant, & immature one moment and obsequious & ingratiating the next. Their interviews are absolutely appalling and embarrassing to watch. And the fanbase is comprised of raving lunatics who are completely tone deaf.

BTS should be first on the list. Lame choreography, cringey & pretentious lyrics, generic beats, a ridiculous amount of autotune to disguise the vocal line's HORRIBLE singing. Their rap line is actually quite decent and probably the only thing keeping the group afloat, but the three rappers are completely overlooked and neglected by the fandom. While truly iconic bands like Queen & the Beatles offer us originality, grittiness, authenticity, amazing compositions, raw talent and pure genius, BTS is repulsively mainstream and unmemorable. All of their songs are just electronic sounds that you'd hear in pop music today, slathered in tasteless, tacky glamour & devoid of any real distinctiveness or character.

I literally bang my head against the door when I saw BTS is at 35 when the great bands are higher on the list. - LordWerwereop

They're really not any different from the other K-Pop groups out there. Their music is tragically unoriginal & lack of any real originality. And their newest album is just the most pretentious pseudo-intellectual drivel I've heard. What also irritates me is that they're peddled as "next generation's leaders" but can barely carry an intelligent, insightful, unaffected conversations in their interviews. All their responses are pre-rehearsed, vague, vacuous & contrived which leads me to believe they're biting off way more than they can chew. They have no real vision & ideals as their delusional fans think they do.

The fact that BTS is constantly compared to the Beatles is the biggest insult to Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, & Starr. The Beatles actually were highly innovative, revolutionary, creative, ingenious, brilliant, authentic, & original...everything BTS will never be. The most unworthy group of clowns drenched in cosmetics, hair dye, & tacky outfits dancing awkwardly & singing badly for their maniacal mass of delusional, self-righteous, holier-than-thou fans.

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35 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

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.

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

Extremely overrated and terribly cheesy. - Soulstealer

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.

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36 Cannibal Corpse 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.

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.

These guys just hands down suck and get tons of credit that they don't deserve

Overrated, and unfortunately what comes to mind for most when thinking of death metal.

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

37 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 currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

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.

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38 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

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

39 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

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!

Overrated? They are more of underrated. - zxm

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.

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40 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.

Overrated? Nah, I'm pretty sure everyone here knows they suck. - RiverVibeZ

Ha! All their songs sound the same. They deserve to be higher. - VaibavKrishna

Pathetic band with pathetic fanbase - VideoGamefan5

Should be a lot higher - Gruunge

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41 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate ...read more.

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.

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

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.

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.

42 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.

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

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

This band is overrated as hell. - Soulstealer

They were good until their self titled album. And whatever the hell that After Laughter atrocity was.

Were good, now are causing bleeding ears

I'm not a huge fan, but they're really NOT overrated at all

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44 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

These boys don't look like they like girls!

They were popular in like 2007 y'all wild lmao - poppunk

Not overrated - they were popular for, what, a year?

45 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.

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.

I've got bad news for ya...
One Direction is horrible by the way, they deserve their place here - Dominiuslux10

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46 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.

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

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?

Chill out people... Just because you like something doesn't mean other music is bad. Nirvana fans: "the Beatles SUCK why on earth would you vote for nirvana they revolutionized 90s Rock? " True. Beatles fans: "Nirvana SUCKS they basically created rock music! " Well maybe not quite true but still they were EXTREMELY revolutionary. I just rember I used to hate a band... Gave them a fair listen and now they're one of my favorites. And how can ICP possibly be overrated when everybody hates them except like one group of people...

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47 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

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.

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48 Weezer 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.

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.

49 Oasis 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.

Sad that people only know this band for Wonderwall

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

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50 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.

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.

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