Most Overrated Bands of All TimeNote: 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 reason I voted here was not to point out how overrated Nirvana are.
Don't get me wrong, I too adore them, although I think Pearl Jam are better, but that's another thing.
What I wanted to write - and I believe this list is where it fits best - is that I find it heavily irritating that Nirvana, way too often, get classified in the same context as bands like Linkin Park, Coldplay, Evanescence, My Chemical Romance, and bands alike - when that's completely illogical.
The reason why that's illogical is very simple - Nirvana's popularity and that of those other bands happened a whole decade apart! That's enough reason against the classification mentioned before.
I wonder how many people that do that kind of classification have ever heard of The Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, or Stone Temple Pilots.
All in all, I'm just saying, it's great if you like Nirvana, but don't do them a disservice by wrongfully classifying them.
I have never heard Nirvana classified with these bands to be honest.
Agree for sure, I just do not know the appeal, they're ok, but Kurt just sings about teen angst while cutting his wrists... Also the song "smells like teen spirit" is NOT relatable, and I'm 16.
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).
I kinda like Nirvana but they're nowhere near as good as everyone says they are. Kurt is an average guitarist and singer and their lyrics are really random and weird. They're nothing special in my opinion. Also, let's not forget that they pretty much ruined music by killing off metal and influencing all those crappy mumble rappers.
While their influence on the rock and R&B genres is undeniable, the Beatles are absolutely overrated.
George Harrison was the only one with any talent - but the Beatles' best guitar work is still far from the level of Hendrix, Stevie Ray, Clapton, Duane Allman, etc.
The Beatles took American pop (Elvis, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Zappa, etc.) & sold it back to us with foppy accents & dumb haircuts... They sold tons of records not b/c they were great musicians, but simply b/c their music was easily marketed to the masses: no difficult content, no technical innovations, and little creative depth.
Paul wrote the few truly great songs, namely "Let It Be" and "Blackbird." Van Morrison, Warren Zevon, Dylan etc. were far greater songwriters.
None of their studio work compares to the first half-dozen Zeppelin albums. Lennon's attempts to cover Little Richard, such as "Slippin & Slidin" may be the most un-listenable musical experience in the history ...more
Despite their influence on popular music, fashion, politics, etc., I'm of the opinion that there were other bands from the 60s UK that were much more interesting, and in some ways, more talented. I refer mainly to early Pink Floyd, The Who, The Kinks, and Cream. I also believe this because after their breakup, none of them really recorded material that compared to their years together. This especially applies to Lennon and McCartney (that includes "Imagine"). The truly underrated Beatle was actually George Harrison. There are four or five Beatles albums that I DO like, but I still stand by my conclusion that the Fab Four are the MOST overrated band in history. The only reason they are considered the best is because Baby Boomers are looking back on their youth.
I admire The Beatles as a band and consider them to be creative and influential. However, I disagree with the fanboys who say things like they're "the greatest band on earth". There have been bands even before The Beatles that had more talent and made more creative music than them. The Beatles were great, but in my opinion they get too much praise.
I enjoy their later stuff, but their early stuff was the most tame, boring, and bland rock music. They were liked early mainly because they were like One Direction, cute guys.
Please, stop saying this. If you don't like them, I 'll respect your opinion, but you cannot deny their talent. Chester bennington was simply one of the best modern rock singers ( he is even better live , check some performances), Mike shinoda is an awesome rapper, Rob bourdon is such an underrated drummer, brad delson is a great guitarist, Joe Hahn is a great dj and Phoenix is good too. They are recognized because they brought something new in today's music. Tell me, is there anyone here who can imagine songs like in the end or numb and create them? I think they are overhated on this site ( and on a lot other sites) .
I want to say that all the members are underrated ( except for Chester, who was fortunately recognized) and they don't deserve all the hate they get. Their lyrics are the best I've ever read, and I'm not saying this because they are my favourite band, but because they are a great band, and people need to stop hating on them and call them talentless only because they ...more
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
Ok, what the hell is the deal with this list? The majority of the greatest rock bands are on here. I get some of them; "30 seconds to Mars, One direction, Nirvana, and even though I love Guns N Roses I understand that one. But Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park, Rise against? Nobody talks about Linkin park anymore, Rise agianst isn't even close to mainstream, and how many people can say they know more than 4 or 5 of Imagine Dragons' songs? Some of these bands I've never even heard of. I honestly believe people just vote because they don't like these bands. Half of Rock bands were just thrown on this list. Where the hell are the hip hop artists. That would make the most sense.
I am LP stan but honestly they are overrated because in some regions like Asia no one knows any band except LP. But they should not be in top 10. People just don't understand that they just keep on experimenting with new music. Their first two albums- Hybrid Theory and Meteora were nu metal/hard rock - rap rock. Next- Minutes to Midnight was alternative rock with 1-2 songs of hard rock. Their next - A Thousand Suns was a total concept album, combining many elements of rock and some of hip hop, producing an electronica sound. Next- 'Living Things' was a masterpiece which perfectly combined so many rock elements. And Next - 'The Hunting Party' was heavier and alternative metal. They keep on mixing rock elements and producing new exotic music. Rock is incomplete without them.
Led Zeppelin isn't overrated. After all, they were the band that set the vibe for the majority of the 70s. They were also the band to create musical masterpieces like Stairway to Heaven and Hotdog. Who could deny the Hotdog?
The deal is, they contributed a lot in Rock and blues music. They were kinda like a mash of the two. But that's why a lot of people like them so much. Plus, Led Zeppelin is an important part of music in rock history. They set the bar for music in the era and for years to come with rock music. They're getting the proper recognition for the musical masterpieces they made throughout the years. That's why I believe, they aren't overrated.
Fantastic band, but no other band should basically even be on this list. Even if "Stairway to Heaven" was the only overrated aspect of their work (and it most certainly isn't), the amount of how overrated that sole song is would still be enough to put them on this list's #1. But that's nowhere near where it stops. Take almost any music-related list on this site (or on the whole internet, actually), and there's at least 90% chance you'll stumble upon a Led Zeppelin item in the top 10 (maybe even top 5), even though it clearly doesn't belong that high.
Putting them on #1 on "Best Rock Bands of All Time" is just plain ridiculous.
"Stairway to Heaven", I already explained.
I can also name at least 10 guitar solos that are far better than that of "Stairway to Heaven".
Ritchie Blackmore is by far a better guitarist AND a better riff-maker than Jimmy Page.
Ian Paice is a better drummer than John Bonham. I can name 10 songs just by Deep ...more
Funnily enough I looked at the list of best drumming performances in a song and it is dominated by Alex Van Halen.
They stole from other artists time after time. They def don't deserve the credit they get. They're like The Beatles, people enjoy them just because it sounds good to their boring ears.
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
My big sister was part of the One Direction fandom around 2013 or 2014 when they were big, she is now an ARMY (BTS fan).
I was never too into their music, I tried to force myself to like it for her sake but I couldn't even get past the 10 second mark without wanting to die.
I am now currently listening to Boy with love by BTS on repeat just to see what the appeal is. It's still pretty damn mediocre, but it's a billion times better than One Direction.
I don't want to actually vote for them, I just want to say that I hate this idea of just randomly hating on other bands just because you don't like them. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and can like whatever music they want. Please stop this nonsense.
The worst fandom and the worst music out there and still people are blaming BTS. and complains that they cannot sing live what is up with people if everyone are true music geniuses they wouldn't put queen, Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin, Journey and BTS and for the record, Beatles are overrated.
I understand why people dislike 1D. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. The reasons I've read are atrocious, though. Let's examine what we've seen so far.
1. They are, allegedly, recognized for their good looks only.
2. They can't, allegedly, sing.
3. They don't, allegedly, write their songs.
4. They can't, allegedly, play musical instruments.
5. Their mad fanbase.
Now let's find faults in the logic.
1. That is untrue. They are also famous for their, allegedly, bad music and rabid fans. Besides, there's nothing wrong with being good looking, nor with being famous for it. People do it all the time.
2. Untrue. They can sing. Whether they sing well or not is another question entirely. But: they did win 3rd position in one of the most competitive musical competitions in the UK. That has got to count for something, because there are a lot of very skilled and talented musicians on the show.
3. So what? Artists do that all the ...more
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.
This band has written the same 10 songs for the same album over and over again for the past 40 years. Music theory wise, their songs are legitimately the same with the same stupidly simple chords and progressions. This band is boring and unimaginative to say the least.
I can't say that I know a lot about the story of the group, but I feel like they didn't evolve at all during their carrer. Doing the same things over and over again since the beggining. They do songs that are not original, or intelligent, that sound emotionless, that is not even hard to play, except for some guitare solos, and, most important, THAT ALL SOUND THE SAME. To me, AC/DC's songs are like a 80's action movie with schwarzenneger or or Bruce Willis or Stallone : you know it's not great, that it is overrated, but when you headr it, you still listen to it ans tell to yourself : "Nice", because its catchy ans its an earworm.
Lets get one thing straight MOST of their songs are about the same thing but not all. Lets also not forget a lot of songwriters also write about the same thing. Paul McCartney almost always writes about being in love or breaking up. Pete Townshend usually writes about a troubled young man. It doesn't make them bad songwriters, it just shows that that's what's easiest for them to write about. They play to their strengths.
Okay. I understand the overratedness if you're talking about Centuries or Irresistible or something. Ever since Save Rock and Roll (ironic name), it's gone downhill. But if you listen to Folie a Deux and everything before that, it becomes more clear that it's really only their newer music that is overrated. I love their older albums, but I must admit that their newer ones are not great.
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 only like one song by these guys. I have to admit My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) is a good song, but that seems to be the only one I actually care to listen to. Besides that one song, I'm just not a Fall Out Boy kind of person.
Coldplay is just U2 taking a dump. I guess U2 is just Bono taking a dump as well. Boring, depressing music with no creativity, no sofistication, no complexity. Too many bands to name that are a million times better and people result to this crap because the lamestream fake news media tells them to.
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
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
Coldplay is a band that changes its sound for each album, parachutes was alternative rock, a rush of blood to the head was a more traditional rock sound, x&y was a more electronic sound, viva la Vida was a combination of rock and pop, Mylo Xyloto, ghost stories and a head full of dreams is experimenting with pop, Coldplay changes with ever album, stop saying they are sellouts!
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.
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
I can't believe that people think that a7x has the best guitarist and drummer. The drummer seems to just get points because he died at a young age. But people who think syn is the best guitarist just has no idea what they're talking about, being a guitarist I can say that a7x songs are some of the easiest metal songs I've tried to play. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're popular, it brings some hope to future music considering what comes out these days. But it just pisses me off when people compare them to the metal classics, they don't go anywhere near them, they're honestly no more talented than slipknot or disturbed
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!
The Rev was one of the most overrated musicians in the history of crappy music, their vocalist sounds like he belongs in a boy band, their guitarists are generic, their bassist gets cut out of the mix 95% of the time, their vocals are either whiny or try to be hardcore, and their riffs are generic metalcore garbage. Abysmal.
Come on! I agree that Avenged Sevenfold are overrated, however you've at least got to give Synyster Gates the credit he deserves. He is an excellent guitarist and the The Rev killed it on the drums too.
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.
The band for people who don't play music themselves. They had a few good albums but nothing to write home about. Drummer Lars Ulrich is probably one of the most insufferable douchebags I can think of in music. He is supposed to be a professional musician, yet he doesn't practice his instrument, and can't even play some of their most basic songs without ruining the song. In the studio he used beat-detective programs to correct the drum track to make it sound a lot better and more tight than he can actually play. Just go to YouTube and search for Lars Ulrich drum fails and prepare to be blown away at how bad he is.
Oh yea, TOTALLY. You would not believe how many non-fans I've seen wearing their merch. Some of their stuff may be good, but who's actually listening to them?
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?
I accidently voted this band when I did not want to. Green Day and this band should not be here at all. I respect those who do not like Blink 182 and Tom's vocals, but I personally did not find anything bad about the vocals. It actually took me longer to adjust to Mark's voice because I did not like it at first, I got easily adjusted to Tom's voice, am I the only one who thinks that?
I like this band, but Green Day is much better (Green Day is my 4th favorite band, behind Beatles, Stones, and U2).
Plus, it takes a LONG time to adjust to Tom's voice.
I actually took a long time to adjust to Mark's voice instead. I had no problem with Tom's voice at all when I first heard the band.
How can anybody compare this band to Green Day. This is supposedly a rival band. I listened to all the small things waiting for the good part, but of course it never came. Green Day has some of the greatest punk/rock/alternative albums ever like dookie, insomniac, nimrod, and American idiot. I hate how people think Green Day is a sellout just because they add variety to albums like blvd of broken dreams. Blink 182 is literally 100 times worse than Green Day.
I can see why people enjoy this band. But personally, they add a bad name to Punk.
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.
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.
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
Twenty One Pilots is very overrated. A good deal of their fans act as if they are some kind of pioneers. All the band does is pander to their fan base. A vast majority of their songs are autotuned and beat corrected, which winds up sucking out a lot of the personality they try so desperately to have. The lyrics are trying so hard to be edgy and "dark", when in reality they just come off as self pity and general whining, while also trying to maintain a sense of mystery, despite the tweenaged fanbase being able to figure out the "hidden" meaning to the songs. These are only a few reasons why Twenty One Pilots is overrated.
My generation's Rolling Stones. U2 used to be good but they have been together for long enough that they have become washed up. "Beautiful Day" and "Sweetest Thing" are proof of this. The really great material--War, The Unforgettable Fire, and The Joshua Tree--are part of the past, and Bono has become so preachy and political now that it perturbs me.
Boring pop-rock for every Midwestern soccer mom in existence.
Overplayed and overrated. Bono's voice so annoying and their songs all sound the same.
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.
Hipsters have forever ruined this band. Thom Yorke is not the second coming of Jesus Christ, dammit. He could probably cook up hot dogs and hamburgers on a grill and critics would rate it 10/10. There are other great guitarists out there that are just as good or even better than Jonny Greenwood, such as Keith Richards, Johnny Marr and Graham Coxon. Radiohead are a great band, but please, stop worshipping them as the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Bands like One Direction, The Black Eyed Peas and Jonas Brothers should not be classified as "overrated". no one here cares about them anyways. Now Radiohead is a great example of an overrated band. The fans think they're god-like and will literally do anything to defend the band against criticism. If you don't like Radiohead, you're essentially the epitome of bad music taste and you have no right to express your opinion. They will also make sure every Radiohead album stays at the top of the charts on music reviewing websites by downrating all other albums in said chart. Don't get me wrong, I like Radiohead too, and I think they deserve all the attention they get, but god I do hate their hardcore fans and their mindless denigration of people who don't worship the band.
Gimme your downvotes, Radiohead fanboys. I'm ready for them!
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.
I don't think I'll ever like this band. Their music is strange and their lyrics make no sense whatsoever. It just doesn't sound good to my ears.
Worst hard rock band. Their music is mediocre for the most part.
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).
Slipknot should not be on here they are one of the greatest bands out there. I mean sure the tool a break after Paul gray died and Joey left but even if u don't like them u have to admit they are better than all of the music today better than lil uzi Kendrick Lamar and Kanye and lots of others band like Slipknot deftones Godsmack Korn system of a down stone sour
Disturbed and lots of others are keeping the music alive and all rappers talk about is money cars pornography and nasty stuff but all the bands I said have meaning in their music
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.
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.
Slipknot sucks. Beatles are good not great jonas brothers arn't overrated except with girls all straight guys think they suck and I hate u2 except for vertigo. Whoever voted for Led Zeppelin I have a message from god he doesn't love you anymore.
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.
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.
I would've voted for A7x since A7x is on the top of almost every other list above Metallica, Black sabbath, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Disturbed, and System of a Down! But the Jonas Brothers... They're a disgrace to music. Worker musician are coming and greater musicians are dying. This is why I weep for humanity. But anyways why is Metallica, Slipknot, and Black Sabbath in the top ten spots?! I bet the only reason was cause of Metallica's softer tone and went to St. Anger, a bunch of Slipknot haters and Mushroomhead fans saying Slipknot ain't real music, and obviously people who don't know music when it comes to Black Sabbath. Metallica, a Slipknot, and Sabbath should NEVER be on this list 2 pioneers of metal on the top 10 and one of the greatest bands of the modern day in the top 10! Nonono! Jonas Brothers suck sorry fangirls, also Justin Beiber and One Direction suck too
It's embarrassing that The Beatles are even on this list. Like them or not, they not only helped shaped their genre but music as a whole. There's a reason The Beatles are talked about after so many decades. The Jonas Brothers are already forgotten and One Direction will be too before long.
Oh, it's The Adam Levine Experience. How they've actually threw themselves down in lyrical and musical quality. The worst thing about this band is that they've actually got talent and have made something commendable band in their early. Adam Levine is nowadays more focused in staying a certain direction (He even admitted to it in an interview) and that's the reason why this band sucks so bad.
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.
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.
I loved them for three years and then completely lost interest. The other members don't matter anymore and they went from rock to pop. I miss Songs About Jane. Unfortunate.
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
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.
Another band I DETEST! And I'm not afraid to say that. The only reason they are viewed as great is because, like the Beatles, aging Baby Boomers are living out their memories whenever "Satisfaction" or "Paint It Black" come on. I don't even consider "Honky Tonk Woman" to be a good song. My father used to talk about how great a musician Keith Richards was. But the truth is, there have been better guitarists in rock history. Hendrix, Clapton, and David Gilmour come to mind. Gilmour could blow Richards out of the water any day. And I mean this: the Rolling Stones are one of the worst bands of all time.
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
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.
The Rolling Stones are a great band but they are also one of the most overrated. They should be on the top 5. Everyone says they are the best band ever and that is complete lie. You should listen to Rush and Guns 'n' Roses.
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.
Their punk aesthetic is a cash grab, not to mention all the members do not have real musical talent.
Punk rock actually originated here in the U.S., mainly in Detroit and New York. So punk owes more to MC5, Television, and the Ramones (and the New York Dolls), than the Sex Pistols. I can understand how the Brits caught on to punk, what with the class system that plays a bigger role in the UK than here. But where British punk is concerned, The Clash were the better of the two. I would follow them with The Buzzcocks.
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.
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!
Horrible band. The Madonna of hair metal bands. They also proved that success in the music industry often depends on how badly you want it and what type of persona you present, not actual talent. I don't believe their songs could be any more simplistic. How they aren't numbers 1 through 5 on this list is baffling. Perhaps people realize they are 4th rate talent and eminently forgettable so they simply did not vote for them. It's the only thing I can think of.
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.
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 will never understand why Bohemian Rhapsody is considered #1 song of all time. I cannot comprehend its greatness.
Queen are truly overrated. They are the ones most often associated with people who believe that they were "born in the wrong generation". "Bohemian Rhapsody" is overplayed on rock radio all the time. Their songs are all overplayed in commercials as well. Freddie Mercury is constantly worshipped as the second coming of Jesus Christ, not realizing that they're are other great frontmen too, such as Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey, Joe Strummer and Morrissey. To add to this, he even ends up overshadowing the other members of Queen as well. Queen are a great band, but please, stop worshipping them as gods and listen to other classic rock bands who achieved as much as Queen did. Also, if I hear another Queen song in a commercial again (I don't listen to the radio at all, too much mediocre songs over good songs), I will burn every single Queen album and single on the planet and crush them all up, then throw them into a pit.
If anything, Queen should be more popular than they are today. I mean, they made Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen (one of my personal favs), and Under Pressure with the Davie Bow-Bows. Who could call them more overrated than the Imagine Dragons crap?!? (and I'm the 12 yr old girl saying this in my generation of musically crippled folk) So, please don't call Queen, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin overrated. They are they top 3 bands that revolutionized rock music and music in general.
So overrated back in the day- nominal music talent and a poor-man's horror version of Bowie's Ziggy. Only about 3 years too late.
This is another band I truly hate beyond description. KISS is trash music for listeners with limited knowledge of what real music is.
Kiss is never overrated, they are super iconic and fun. Sure, I'm only 12, but I've been raised around great music like Kiss. There is no other band like Kiss and they deserve more credit for the great music they released in the 70s and 80s.
All makeup and no musicianship. Go buy Ace Frehley's new album instead.
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.
White Trash music. I remember all the disgruntled metalheads in high school liked them; the types who would go to their friends' houses and sniff glue because their parents caught them smoking pot. And the music itself was loud, angry, and obnoxious. Appetite for Destruction is one of the worst albums I've ever heard. (As a side note, I wish I could include Van Halen on this list!)
This is my #1. Especially with the fact that Slash is considered by quite a few to be the best guitarist ever. What a load of BS!
They deserve their praise because they are an amazing and talented band.