Most Overrated Bands of All TimePlantIsGod Note: Overrated does not mean bad or untalented, it simply means that a band has received more appraisal and fame than their music merits.
The Top Ten
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
Their music did have flashes of brilliance, and most of their songs were listenable. Abbey Road was just amazing. However, they were NOT the best band of all time. The were probably one of the most influential, but far from the best. They were great, but nothing was super special about them. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoyV 276 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
You're all idiots. Nirvana was legendary, I'm not some crazy fanboy, it's true. The way Kurt could sound the same live with that voice is amazing. It sounds painful for him to sing like that, but he did it with ease. As for dark lyrics, its grunge music. Long Live Kurt Cobain
Overrated does not mean bad. I mean, personally, Nirvana's sound just isn't my style, so I do not enjoy their music. But I do think they should deserve some recognition. They were good. But they don't deserves all of it. Honestly, in my opinion, I think they were the worst of Seattle's Big 4. The worst of the best, I guess you could call it. They only have so much post-breakup fame and recognition because of Cobain's suicide. If he didn't die, today they'd only have as much fame as Alice in Chains or Soundgarden. They would be highly respected in the hard rock genre, but they would not have the overreaching mainstream fame they do now. - Thrash_or_Die
They had MANY great songs. But they were nowhere near god-like. Nowhere near it. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoyV 107 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!
My friend is OBSESSED with it, and I honestly am sick of it. This is the worst band to ever become famous from a reality T.V. show. They are terrible, simple as that. No great songs, just four or five untalented, hot boys. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoyV 158 Comments
I don't hate Linkin Park, there just not my thing. Please don't rate this low because I have a different musical opinion. I just don't think they should have passed queen.
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!
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
Terrible in every wayV 73 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.
They are a great band and they have a very unique style, but that doesn't necessarily make them the best. There are still other bands that are just as great, maybe better, yet so many argue that there's no other band on this earth as great or greater than them.
Led Zeppelin IV is a good album but other than that the band isn't that good. There's tons of band like them... - MaxPapV 63 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.
They were good before Bon Scott died, but after that things went downhill. The only thing I like is probably some of the guitar solos, and I'll admit it, they also had good songs after Brian Johnson joined. But his voice is often annoying, and thunderstruck is probably one of the most overrated rock songs ever.
I'd Like To Know How Are Brian Johnson And Bon Scott Different? They Are EXACTLY The Same - 12cc
One of the worst bands ever. - BruceStarkV 49 Comments
Most overrated metal band by a long shot. They used to be great and have some of the best metal songs of all time. Having said this they haven't had any good albums in two decades and there are many poser Metallica fans who don't even know what Master of Puppets is.
Overrated does not mean bad. I have nothing against Metallica, but given that most Metallica fans will totally say. "If you don't like metal that's pathetic. You probably listen to 1D anyways" and "95% of you people don't know what music is, calling Metallica overrated" I think maybe, just maybe, Metallica can take a MINISCULE bit of criticism don't you think? Maybe? Would that be okay with you fanboys? Well, I'll just say they aren't TOO underrated, for the sake of not having a keyboard war. Sorry, I know that was a little harsh. Well then, fine, Metallica is the best thing ever to exist then. Ah, the fanboys are now appeased. I can sleep without a gun under my pillow tonight I suppose?
Kirk is truly a great guitarist, I can't take that away from him. But James is a growling frontman who can't sing. Lars can't play kick drum or drums, for that matter relatively well. They have had some great bass players but they have never really shown their talent. People will always say that Megadeth and Metallica are in the same group, but Megadeth has stayed true to thrash metal standards, with the accept ion of RISK, which was a poppy metal album. but it was good. Metallica's St. Anger was not even vomit worthy. Metallica will always, in my opinion be a pop metal band, ever since the black album they have lost touch with real thrash metal. Plus Nick Menza will always be better than Lars. Marty Friedman will always be better than Kirk. And David Ellefson will continue to be one of the best metal bassist out there. And Dave Mustaine will forever be better than James.
Actually I think that you are actually Dave making his 15,612th spam account just to hate on Metallica. Metallica is better than your band - lilrocketman
Way to overrated. They have absolutely no talent and there's nothing special about them. Say you like Metallica? Listen to their album St Anger. That'll change your views.V 85 Comments
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
I have to admit, I do like a few do their songs, but I have to say that the fan base is seriously messed up. There are people who will go "You only like Heathens so you're a fake fan! Unlike me! I know every song and lyrics that they'be ever sang! " This is all crap. People have to understand that just because others are new to the band, that not every single one of them are trying to pretend that they've been with them since Day 1. I will say that there are people like that, who will pretend to be huge fans, and only know like half of a song. But they shouldn't be called out. If they want to be a poser, go right ahead. It does not, and should not effect that other person who knows some more stuff about the duo. I'm not trying to attack anyone, just putting my opinion out there.
God, Twenty One Pilots. Probably the most overrated band to walk the face of the earth. I remember my friend introducing me to "Car Radio", saying it was 'one of the best songs he has ever heard'. But it's just a crazy dude having anxiety issues over losing his car radio (because there aren't more important issues to deal with in this world SMH). THIS WAS EASILY ONE OF THE WORST SONGS I've EVER HEARD.
I'm the type of guy who doesn't usually like hating on bands. I try my best to try and enjoy any band I listen to, and it works pretty much always. But not with TWENTY ONE PILOTS. A cringe worthy insult to vocalists in general, combined with cheap synth tunes in the background. That's Twenty One Pilots for you. And to think that people obsess over this nonsense. These guys should be at #1.
It's fine that you have this opinion on the band overall. They're not for everyone. But, that song is not at all about the "car radio." That's the whole point. You say that there should be more important issues to think about in his world. The song is literally about those issues. It's about how we use trivial things to distract ourselves from the hard issues that we actually need to think about in life. That song is important in their discography because it sums up their mission statement. They set out to be a band that makes people think. Later in the song there are lines that say "There's faith, and there's sleep. We need to pick one please." And also "I will try with every rhyme to come across like I am dying to let you know you need to try to think." They're all about facing the hard issues and are taking the "Faith" side of their analogy in the song. - Jedi_Arts_
Lol this is not trueV 83 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
I USED to think they were overrated until I became a teenager and gave their music a chance again. And then I realized that they are an actual good band. Not overrated.
They aren't half as bad as The Jonas Brothers, but damn are they overrated! Coldplay have collected such a large fan base, which is impressive considering they steal half of their work from Radiohead, but they are just so boring when it comes to concert performances.
Whiny, uninteresting pop rock for teenagers with mediocre tastes in music. If you want to listen to inspiring stuff, listen to the bands Coldplay constantly copy from.
I'm a teenager, and if I'm meant to be their target audience, then they've failed. - Mrveteran
Overrated, but not any worse than the other mediocre British bands of their time (like Snow Patrol, Travis, and the Kaiser Chiefs).V 49 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
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.
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_ZombieBoyV 33 Comments
Queen is great. I hate how they are always recognized for Bohemian Rhapsody, I agree that it is not the best song on the world. But how many of you have heard any of their amazing songs? Ever heard Dreamer's Ball? The March of the Black Queen? White Queen (As it Began)? Spread Your Wings? On a more personal note, they saved me from suicide. They got me through it. Please don't hate on then.
I must agree that so many people who hate Queen have never heard their earlier stuff or for that matter taken the time to listen to a full album of their's. I blame the radio stations a great deal for playing mostly their more commercial sounding songs which I myself am not a huge fan of like Another One Bites The Dust, WE Will Rock You We Are The Champions And a few other notable hits. But March of The Black Queen range to Invisible Man to Mother Love to These Are The Days of our Lives and Spread Your Wings back to Funny How Love Is Ogre Battle now that is true Queen. Should not even be considered for the list of most over rated bands only top ten best ever if not # 1.
Okay, NO. Here is a list of all the amazing songs (at least the ones I know) from Queen albums that weren't singles.
Queen: okay, haven't listened to all of this one yet but I'm sure there are plenty
Queen II: EVERY SINGLE BLOODY SONG (except SSOR it's the only single), but the standouts in my opinion are White Queen, Fairy Feller's Master Stroke, and Ogre Battle
Sheer Heart Attack: Brighton Rock and In The Lap of the Gods Revisited.
A Night at the Opera: Every song that wasn't a single could be here, but my favorites are Death On Two Legs, 39, Seaside Rendezvous, Prophet's Song, Love of My Life and Good Company.
A Day at the Races: You and I!
Sheer Heart Attack: All Dead, All Dead, Who Needs You and Sheer Heart Attack.
Jazz: If You Can't Beat Them.
The Game: Dragon Attack and Sail Away Sweet Sister
Hot Space: Life Is Real
The Works: Is This The World We Created
A Kind of Magic: Okaaay, I really can't think ...more
Queen overrated? NEVER!V 64 Comments
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.
Overrated and awful.V 23 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.
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 ever
Ozzy is a TERRIBLE singerV 20 Comments
The Black Eyes Peas are like a fire alarm. The first few times you hear them, they're okay. But the next few times, you just wanna blow your head off. - alexschubert
They are the worst.. Their songs don't even make sense, and that bad trans songs... yuk... Although Fergie is beautiful, but the rest is useless, a complete garbage.
Don't even rate being called a band. Need I remind you of their truly awful performance at the super bowl. Their studio songs are no better.
Why is Queen above them? - Userguy44V 27 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.
How tf are they over rated? I seriously know NOBODY who knows Radiohead or a song by them that isn't creep. - danimeyV 49 Comments
This band is the most overrated and because everyone thinks that everyone in the band is the most talented person in the world. The drummer isn't that good, there singer sounds like a I dying cat that just had peanut butter, the guitarist just plays scales for his solos, and you can't even hear the bassist. Compare them with:
M. Night Shadows vs. Matt Heafy= Matt
The Rev vs. The Lech= Lech without a contest
Synester Gates vs. Rusty Cooly= rusty cooly would murder him
Johnny Christ vs. Les Claypool= HAHAHAHAHA! I feel bad for johnny :(
If you disagree with this then look it up for yourself on youtube.
By the way not looking this up on YouTube, don't need to, get a life! - EliHbk
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
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.
Overrated for sure. There's a lot of talent in this band, but it's wasted on mediocre hard rock.V 22 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.
Let me just say, I don't actually hate Maroon 5. I don't even really dislike them. Adam is genuinely talented, and a lot of their older songs (This Love is one) were good. But now they're just so... So... Poppy. So generic. They're not horrible, but they get way more recognition than they deserve.
To the other person who replied (who probably will never read this), poppy shouldn't be a derogatory adjective (heck, the Beatles were pop), but Maroon 5 is on the bad side of pop nowadays. - chevygolderado
Their sellouts periodV 30 Comments
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.
I LOVE Guns N' Roses, but they are most defiantly overrated. They had one number one hit, with a couple other songs that even remotely hit the charts, and all of the sudden everybody in the world is in love with these guys! I love the songs but some of the attention that they are getting should go to a far more deserving band, whomever that may be.
There are one of my favorite bands but they only had one awesome album, Appetite for Destruction and they only lasted about 9 years before they broke up but now they are back together again. Like I said they only lasted 9 years on the road they were only good for about 4 of those 9 years, 1987 - 1991 after Use Your Illusion 1 and 2 came out everything crumbled. They are still a good band and all of the band members are extremely talented individuals but they had very few hit songs.
Overrated as hell, with only one talented member.V 18 Comments
Boring pop-rock for every Midwestern soccer mom in existence.
They have been overrated at their prime and now criminally underrated. Opposite timeline to Queen. Coldplay need to allow U2 to finish their story they started. And the public need to get behind U2 because they are the last remaining important band although you wouldn't think it.
Totally agree, British comic Bill Bailey does a great piss-take of the Edge's useless guitar playing, there's a solo on "Blood Red Sky" where he gets caught out and can't even busk it, useless bunch of tossers!
Have you seen them live? - Userguy44V 32 Comments
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.
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
Overrated as hell, and has made one of the worst songs ever.V 11 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.
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.
I might not be the best person to comment on overrated punk musicians, as I'm not a big fan of the genre. That said, I do appreciate a band with skill and talent, and the Sex Pistols lack both. Their vocalist can't sing and their production is average at best. While they did pioneer a movement, that doesn't make their music automatically good. - Mrveteran
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.V 16 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).
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.
Another classic rock band that is overrated simply for being classic rock. Generic and often corny lyrics and instrumentals.V 12 Comments
How are they overrated? I've never heard one good thing about this band, pretty much everyone thinks they suck.
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!
Definitely not overrated - they're widely understood to be a terrible band.V 11 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.
Bunch of wannabe stars the problem is there is no sky for them
Everyone thinks like they're the Limp Bizkit of rock. Nickelback isn't. - Userguy44V 30 Comments
All makeup and no musicianship. Go buy Ace Frehley's new album instead.
Had a certain amount of creativity, but wasted it on the stage show theatrics and wound up with the most sterile class of rock imaginable.
The truly scary part is that they have a fanbase who could care less sbout music as an art form. they could just play the Alphabet song for two hours straight, and no one would bat an eye as long as they remembered the makeup and the fireworks.
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.
They have the best concerts EVER please if u find a better one post it. - BlackIceV 13 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
Those rotten teenagers tried to steal from Green Day and failed. Also teen girls love them and they are so overrated.
Dear people, as a not teenage girl, I can say they have really good music without being considered biased because "omgomghg their so hot". They don't believe they are punk, IT'S A JOKE WITHIN THE FANDOM. They are inspired by pop-punk/pop-rock bands. The girl at your summer camp is an idiot, 1D are awful, and 5sos is pop rock.
Not overrated, just awful.V 14 Comments
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. - Anonymousxcxc
I can't believe this. They are nothing like fob. Panic! Is COMPLETELY different! With the genre changing every album I don't see them much as fob. I like Fall Out Boy its just Panic! At The Disco may have some similarities but they definitely not just another Fall Out Boy.
Panic at the disco is overrated and they're not even good they're terrible - NickelbackLinkinPark4EvaV 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.
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
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.
Jared is a good actor I like 30 seconds to marrs - gruppenfuhrerV 5 Comments
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.
Definitely overrated, but influential for sure.V 12 Comments
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.V 26 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
Generic pop. Zero talent.V 2 Comments
I accidently voted this band when I did not want to. Green Day and this band should not be here at all. I respect those who do not like Blink 182 and Tom's vocals, but I personally did not find anything bad about the vocals. It actually took me longer to adjust to Mark's voice because I did not like it at first, I got easily adjusted to Tom's voice, am I the only one who thinks that? - AnimeDrawer
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. - AnimeDrawer
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
Not as overrated as Green Day.V 10 Comments
Were good, now are causing bleeding ears
I'm not a huge fan, but they're really NOT overrated at all
They just suck ass
They were good until their self titled album. And whatever the hell that After Laughter atrocity was.V 6 Comments
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.
Very overrated band. It's not only Dave Grohl. - Userguy44
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
I do like a few My Chemical Romance songs but they're way overhyped
Emo music for a bunch of whiny teens while they graffiti their local post office. - Th47V 13 Comments
These boys don't look like they like girls!
Not overrated - they were popular for, what, a year?
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
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.
To the people who would said you gotta be smoking something for liking The Beatles better. Hahaaaha. No you are smoking something. You keep your mouth and people can like what they want.V 8 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
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.
Boring music but great hair.
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)V 7 Comments
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.
Should Be Way Higher Than 95 - VideoGamefan5
Why Are They Only 92 When They Should Be Number One
They're are actually good on Something just like this. - Userguy44V 3 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
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 overrated
Lol if these guys didn't exist, neither would your favorite band. So do me a favor and grow some ears.V 2 Comments
Ugh, where do I even begin with them? They are extremely overrated. Their songs all sound the same and all have the same generic drum beat. They get so much attention and all the fans but they aren't even a good band. Worst songs, worst band name, worst band, worst everything. People think that they are so great and cool but really they aren't and I get so tired of hearing Believer and Radioactive. All of the songs are just garbage and are so overplayed. They ruined rock music! They really think they're so cool but they really aren't. Their songs are just a bunch of words thrown together, screamed into a microphone, autotuned so much it could make a 3 year old throwing a fit and whining sound like (obviously fake) singing, and they just edit in the same generic drum beat. Really they are talentless idiots. When will the popularity die off? - modern_music_is_stupid_705
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.
Radioactive wasn't too annoying until kids in my class started singing it over and over to the point where I started to hate the band. Hearing some of their other songs, I can see why people hate them so much. Because they have very generic pop rock music.
Unfortunately, this is probably the Rock Band that we will be looking forward to in the future until there are bands that are as good as The White Stripes, or The Black Keys. - MusicalPony
Their recent songs have some weird ass music videos. Like the song where the main lyrics consist of "lightning" and "thunder".V 16 Comments
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
Pretty overrated, despite being a mediocre, uninteresting band.
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.
I don't know who they are, but if they were popular in 2007 I should. They look like they're tenV 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
Alive 2007 is good, but guys, they're not the second coming of jesus or something. They're not great, they're just good. Calm down.
They made the most repetitive song ever.
Their music is BAD!
This is a terrible band. They have lack of talent and they have "Pharell Willams" - kmyeakel
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