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.
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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 300 Comments
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
They are very overrated. - Camaro6
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_DieV 117 Comments
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!
Really? They ain't number 1 but The Beatles are. I won't trust this site anymore. - VaibavKrishna
Nearly everyone hates this band, that's why it is not number one on a list that depends on the ratio of popularity and quality. Number 4 is pretty high on a frequently voted list like this. - AlkadikceV 162 Comments
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
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.
Maybe slightly - Camaro6
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_Draig02V 76 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.
Led Zeppelin is one the best rock bands, but not the best. All members of LZ are highly skilled musicians. But their music, (except Stairway to Heaven) is pretty much all the same bluesy hard rock. Hard to relate to. I agree with another poster, their hard core fans are obnoxious.V 69 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?
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.
Put all the 70s and 80s bands that get overplayed on the radio on this list, please. but yeah, acdc sucks
I don't know how to reply, but I just want to say to the guy that said AC/DC are the worst band ever (to the secind comment about the band):
Overrated? Yes. Worst? No.
It's alright if you think AC/DC are horrible, but saying they're the worst band ever is a serious overstatement!
There are many bands I prefer over AC/DC (I prefer bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles over AC/DC) but AC/DC aren't even close to the worst band ever!
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.
Very overrated metal band. I still love it, but there are so many other better metal bands than metallica; Iron Maiden, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Death, Dio, and more.
Not pioneers (listen to Voivod's "War and pain" if you think so! ), not technically oustanding (again Voivod, Dream Theather, Opeth...) and with an ego that alone would justify their ban from stages for at least a decade.
They have been the right band in the right moment to promote Thrash back in the 80s. But after that... Good to remember that their most talented member left them to join... guess who? VOIVOD! Ahahaaha
Awful Lyrics. Horrible Singer. Obnoxious Drummer.V 88 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
U2 with no salt. And U2 probably deserves to be #1 on this list.
Overrated, but not any worse than the other mediocre British bands of their time (like Snow Patrol, Travis, and the Kaiser Chiefs).
Statistics show that The Beatles are the best ever in the world. If they are overrated, then why are they selling millions of records. Even today! Beatles haters wouldn't know good music if it hit them in the ass! - westofohioV 49 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
Wow, I can't believe it. Twenty one Pilots may be "main stream" now, and you may think anyone could make music like theirs, but so many people have been touched by their music, and Tyler Joseph's lyrics are top notch. If you can't handle amazing music, you can take your stuff and leave. I bet you have never listened closely to "No Phun Intended."
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
Let me put this as respectfully as possible. Please don't talk about Twenty One Pilots like that. They're my favorite songwriters. I do think that their hit songs are really overrated, but their less known songs are so underrated! Try listening to Holding Onto You, Guns for Hands, or Trees, to me those are like drinks of cold water on a scorching hot day.
I won't be surprised if people spew me with hate for this, but oh well. In 10 years they're going to finally mature and cringe at how inconsiderate of other people's opinions their 5-year-old selves were.
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.
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
There's NOTHING OVERRATED about Queen. All their singles are absolutely FABULOUS and there are other brilliant songs as well. Just because they're voted so well here doesn't been they're overrated. "Bohemian Rhapsody" the movie was the top-selling movie around the world the weekend it opened in early November 2018, and the album from it hit #1 in a number of countries & other older albums of theirs in the top 10. Does that sound like a band that's overrated? Definitely not. Jealousy is not an attractive trait.
Uh, yes, that does sound like a band that's overrated. Actually, nothing screams "overrated" more than every single thing you do being loved by pretty much anyone on the planet. - Idontreallycaretoomuch
There's NOTHING OVERRATED ABOUT QUEEN! Following the release of their film "Bohemian Rhapsody" - the number 1 movie in cinemas right around the world when it opened (November 2018) - their albums are selling like crazy. Bohemian Rhapsody, the song, is NOT overrated. It's the best rock song of all time. I suspect all who disagree are jealous of Queen's continuing success whereas as other bands have fallen by the wayside.V 76 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
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 50 Comments
Overrated and awful.
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
Have to be the most overrated band ever. Metallica is good though, not overrated. - A7X1234
Agreed, Slipknot is what I call "radio metal". That does NOT make it bad, but when you're put into the genre of metal, you are subject to comparison to the rest of that genre. They are the best "metal" on the radio, but the "good" metal is usually not allowed on the common radio stations. Your local hard rock radio station will play Slipknot, but won't play Beyond Creation... Corey is a good singer, and they have a great gimick... But that's about it.V 23 Comments
Put it at number 1 NOW - LightningStrike
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
Overrated for sure. There's a lot of talent in this band, but it's wasted on mediocre hard rock.
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 classicsV 23 Comments
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.
They are trash - DarkBoi-X
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.
Overrated as hell, with only one talented member.V 21 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.
Amazing band. Not overrated at all.
Nah.They deserve their praise. - DarkBoi-XV 50 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 21 Comments
Overrated as hell, and has made one of the worst songs ever.
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). - Sop
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.V 11 Comments
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.
Have you seen them live? - Userguy44
Boring pop-rock for every Midwestern soccer mom in existence.V 35 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.
Too much autotune - my_account107
Their sellouts periodV 30 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.
Journey's best song was definitely Separate ways. Don't Stop Believin' is overrated. - BlackIceV 12 Comments
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.
All makeup and no musicianship. Go buy Ace Frehley's new album instead.
They have the best concerts EVER please if u find a better one post it. - BlackIce
Oh my god. I hate these losers - TheMETALgiantV 13 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.
Why is Queen above them? - Userguy44
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.V 28 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.
The Ramones are a better early Punk band. - DarkBoi-X
I'll admit they were definitely pioneers of punk rock. But they had one album for cryin out loud and they think they own punk rock by throwing shade at better bands like Green Day (who brought punk back to the mainstream). Johny Rotten and Sid Vicious were two morons who thought being ignorant, idiotic, drug overdosing and bad teeth were punk, not to mention Sid beat his wife. Like they are so overrated, cannot say this enough...The Clash, Ramones, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys: all better punk rock bands.
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 17 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.
Nickelback Honestly Has to be the Worst and Most Overrated Band in the World, I cannot find ONE songs from nickelback that I like, whats worse, the mainstream and Radio is FORCE FED this Bull, by the Way, Slipknot is not overrated & Neither is A7x, Its the Drummers.
Everyone thinks like they're the Limp Bizkit of rock. Nickelback isn't. - Userguy44
Not overrated, but not overhated either. When you've made songs like "Rockstar" and "Something in Your Mouth", you deserve all the hate coming your way.V 30 Comments
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
Not overrated, just awful.
Those rotten teenagers tried to steal from Green Day and failed. Also teen girls love them and they are so overrated.
If you want a good aussie rock band, listen to AC/DC or a good pop rock band from australia, listen to INXSV 14 Comments
This should be top 3
I don't necessarily hate this band, they just seem a little too much like a wannabe of my favorite band Fallout Boy.
They're basically just another fall out boy. One of the most overproduced bands ever
Eh again they're okay. However this one girl on my bus was obsessed with the lead singer and wanted to marry him (basically a classic obsessive fangirl) and it was so annoying to hear her talk about how hot he was all the time. Now don't get me wrong the girl's really nice but at times she got to be a bit annoying when it came to things like Brendon Urie and how she hated interacting people. Also I feel like these modern pop "rock" bands sound I don't know too...emo auto-tune like. - AnonymousxcxcV 16 Comments
How are they overrated? I've never heard one good thing about this band, pretty much everyone thinks they suck.
Definitely not overrated - they're widely understood to be a terrible band.
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!V 11 Comments
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 absolutely despise both of the vocal performers in this band - not on a personal level, but their voices... I can’t do it.
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?V 11 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
Emo music for a bunch of whiny teens while they graffiti their local post office. - Th47
These guys work hard and make music, I love themV 14 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
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.
Listen to Kings and Queens and This is War, its not just about the vocals, listen to the instruments, no way this band should be on hereV 5 Comments
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. - zxm
Total crap. Professional musicians played the music. They were little more than a barbershop quartet.V 2 Comments
Definitely overrated, but influential for sure.
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
Great band... Listen to "Gimme Shelter" and then come back and say they are overrated.V 12 Comments
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
High school in the 80's they were so big. They have always sucked. Dumped a chick for putting some of their crap on a mixed tape(then)
Another highly overrated band. Unlistenable pop rock, and JBJ's vocal ability is average at best.
How are these guys not higher? - Th47V 7 Comments
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
Their recent songs have some weird ass music videos. Like the song where the main lyrics consist of "lightning" and "thunder".V 19 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.
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
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.
Very overrated band. It's not only Dave Grohl. - Userguy44
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? - NuMetalManiakV 1 Comment
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!
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
They're are actually good on Something just like this. - Userguy44
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
Should Be Way Higher Than 95 - VideoGamefan5V 4 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 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.
God I love this band. I think they’re underrated if anything. People are calling them sellouts because of After Laughter but
1) It was their least commercially successful album
2) It’s not a modern pop album
Terrible pop punk - NickelbackLinkinPark4EvaV 7 Comments
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.
I was once told that the Velvet Underground "invented" modern music, and I know many music critics would agree. They may not be so recognized by the mainstream, but among all the critics who remain convinced that the Velvets were nothing short of genius, they're extremely overratedV 3 Comments
Overrated as hell. It's sad that they are actually considered punk by some.
I LOVE THEM! I think they are underrated. The haters haven't listened to 1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours yet.
Green Day are a bunch of fake-hardcore sellouts who pretend that they know anything about punk rock. Kids, if you want a real punk rock band, look into the Sex Pistols or the Dead Kennedys.
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'V 26 Comments
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.
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...
They are certainly not overrated. Keith Moon invented a new kind of drumstyle in rock and pop. Pete Townsend was the first to incorporate pop-art and rockmusic together. Their sound and lyrics were unique at the time ( especcially in the sixties ), smashing guitars, amps... was all new ( when they smashed their equipment at the Monterey pop festival all American hippies didn't understand what was happening ). They can't be overrated for being inventive and for the songs they sung and composed. My question is " In what are they overrated? ". A unique band that doesn't belong here.V 8 Comments
I have never heard of it, but I voted for it just for the name. A band that's actually called "The Naked Brother Band" can't be good. If it's succesful, it's totally overrated.
See kids this is why the special ed class gets bigger every year - vizual_prophet
Wow, I completely forgot about these guys.
When was the last time I heard this band being mentioned, 2007? They were overrated back then, though.
Does this even count?V 2 Comments
(facepalm) really you do know that tenacious d is a comedy band right
Yeah this band is a joke. Literally it's a comedy band. Nice name though! Haha funny stuff
This band is underrated if anything oh and it's not even a real band it's just a joke - Himalayansalt
They are not even a band just piss - gruppenfuhrerV 1 Comment
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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