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
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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!
This should be on the number one spot because it is real overrated.V 145 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
Just bad overall. NIRVANA is only poplar because how dumb hair metal was getting at the time and teens who care more about being cool then music intricacies. Honestly I hate to say it but even a bad band like AC/DC is more talented then Virana. (Smells Like Teen Spirit is ok)V 99 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!
Listen, they experiment with what they have to offer. You may think they are bad nowadays because they where signed to a different company (after Meteora). The results came positive to some and negative to most. They ain't overrated because too many people listen to pop nowadays so they won't experience different genres of different music.
Well I like Linkin Park and I listen to different genres ( like New Wave, Rock, etc). - MusicalPony
They suckV 65 Comments
The Beatles are NOT overrated. I can't even BELIEVE they're in second place, one spot behind the Jonas Brothers. That's just disgusting, IN THE THIRD DEGREE. The Beatles brought several amazing recording techniques to the studio, created the first concept album, delved into many different music genres and made their songs versatile, made album covers an art form, the list goes on!
Seeing The Beatles in second place has made me lose faith in this generation AND humanity.
This comment was written by an elitist, only elitists say things like "Seeing The Beatles in second place has made me lose faith in this generation AND humanity." damn, you lose your faith because of a band? LOL - somekindofaguy
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
The Beatles are alright but I couldn't get into becoming a fan of them.Also the fans here going crazy is just proof of how overrated these guys are.-TheCoolGuy1V 263 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.
Most overrated band ever with The Beatles and One Direction being behind them.This band never really appealed to me.I mean immigrant song is good but stairway to heaven is boring and these guys plagiarized so many songs and I don't get why so many people like these guys.Hate me all you want but I would give these guys a 3/10.Also here is how my version of the list would go.
1.Led Zeppelin-Very overrated and not very good
2.The Beatles-Mediocre but overrated
3.One Direction-Bad and overrated
4.Metallica-Good but overrated
5.Nirvana-Again good but overrated
6.Linkin Park-The best band on this list but overrated
7.Queen-Good but overrated
8.Twenty One Pilots-Second best band on this list but overrated
9.Slipknot-Awesome but overrated
10.Guns and Roses-Boring and overrated
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.
James can sing. But not powerful vocals. Not that much of metal vocals. - zxm
Hyper overratedV 83 Comments
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_
I don't like their music but I'm not going to judge the band members. What I do hate is their fanbase. I'm pretty sure it's mostly hipsters. All I said was "Oh I don't really like 21 Pilots" and they flipped out and yelled at me. What even is their genre of music? It reminds me of mixing things that taste good into a blender to create a nightmarish concoction. People have told me that twenty one pilots is so good because they are against suicide. Their intentions don't make their music any better. - Saccharina
I have a friend who recommended Car Radio, calling it “the greatest song of all time.” Boy, was she wrong.
I tried so hard to like it since everyone praises it but I just couldn’t. The lyrics are just...
Imagine in one verse, the song is about fish. Next verse, the song is about ice cream. Makes sense, right?
Now, I can forgive all of this. I’d ignore them, I’d accept that everyone has different tastes. That is, if their (some of their) fans would accept the latter.
I’ve had a lot of people shove Twenty One Pilots in my face, dubbing it as “the next God”, that it’s honestly getting tedious. I’ve seen “real” fans pull crap (calling other fans fake) just cause fan number two doesn’t memorize all the songs/lyrics. I’ve heard (some) fans dub Twenty One Pilots as “emo”/“screamo”/heck, even metal. Again... how?
All in all, Twenty One Pilots would’ve been a decent band at best if only (some of) their fans would stop yelling at me for not ...more
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.
Pure physical appearance, NO TALENT..V 47 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
Deserves to be on here cause they ripped off so many other music artists, They pretty much ripped off every song they made. - christangrantV 46 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
Is AC/DC bad? no
is AC/DC among the best rock bands ever? No
How come these kids have so many fans and appreciation? The music itself is garbage and they don't even sing very well. It happens to be the worst music ever. - DannyDorowski
HALLE LUJAH, FINALLY THEY GOT FAMOUS...IN THE BAD WAY C: - MUSHROOM
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.
Racist band name - gruppenfuhrerV 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
They're just NOT THAT GOOD. I'm dead serious. Their songs are dead simple. They rely on hooks. Dun dun - dun dun dun! Dadoodadoodadoo doo da da! Oh, what a classic.
Just because they were the first metal band doesn't mean that they're anywhere near the best. Judas Priest was far better. Iron Maiden was far better. (Old) Metallica was far, far, far, far better.
People need to learn that music isn't good because it's old. It's good because it stands the test of time and attracts new fans. There's kids grooving to Master of Puppets right now, and the last person that listened to War Pigs is what? 50?
(Disclaimer: I don't mean anything derogatory towards older people. This is a critique of nostalgia, not nostalgi-ers.)
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.
One of my favorite bands. But yeah, I see why people call it overrated, I'll admit. - CrimsonSharkV 22 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.
Big sellouts that were boring to begin with. - naFrovivuSV 32 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.
Stupid bandV 43 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.
You have to be liked to be overrated. So adding these guys here is unnecessary. - TheMETALgiantV 20 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.
They've got some memorable singles, but the truth is, neither of their albums is great. They were one of the bands that focused their career on singles, just like modern pop "musicians".
It's easy to say that Queen is brilliant, but if you hear someone saying that, ask them what's their favourite Queen album. I guarantee you they will stare at you quietly, because they probably don't know any, aside from single compilations and best of-s.
The band, sadly, became a victim of their singles' success - these days everyone know Bohemian Rhapsody and I Want to Break Free, but their discography as a whole is just average, mediocre. If you don't believe me, go and listen to it for yourself.
"neither of their albums" They've had 15 albums, most of which are great in my opinion. - SuperheroSith
Opera rockV 53 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
Easily the most underrated band of all time. Whilst Steve Jones, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook were all fairly talented, Sid Vicious was a talentless psychopath who only became famous because he looked the part and ended up killing his wife. And whilst Johnny Rotten (or Lydon or whatever he wants to be called now), wasn't necessarily a bad front man, he's since become the absolute antithesis of punk.V 14 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!
They are good... but they only know one style and they have wated it. Now it has become very boring. Their music, though good, in not as good as it is their fameV 31 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
This band is pure, complete garbage. How anyone can like them is beyond me.V 29 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.
I honestly don't know much about them, but that song don't stop believin is overplayed - MC1989V 8 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
Only one good song. - MC1989V 28 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 are a good band but they are a bit overrated. I've heard some of their most famous songs over and over again! I am a fan of Aerosmith and Stephen Tyler but they need to release some new songs or something.
Sell out! - NickelbackLinkinPark4EvaV 9 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!
How can they be overrated when nobody likes them? - GruungeV 10 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
Never saw as much appeal in them as other bands... they are considered the best way to much, other bands deserve attention intead - Lucretia
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
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.
They want to be like Green Day, blink-182, Sum41 etc but they are like One Direction.
Their music’s not punk, rock, pop punk or pop rock.
They are P O P.
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.
KISS's marketing and merchandise was just a side affect of their fame in the late 70's. Under all that makeup the members of KISS write catchy rocking songs. And KISS's live shows are hotter than He#*!
Kiss should be number one- they totally suckV 10 Comments
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 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.
They are Kinda overrated due to their popularity I guess..Otherwise..They are really a great band, and I love themV 15 Comments
They're basically just another fall out boy. One of the most overproduced bands ever
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.
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
Panic at the disco is overrated and they're not even good they're terrible - NickelbackLinkinPark4EvaV 14 Comments
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.
Great band... Listen to "Gimme Shelter" and then come back and say they are overrated.
Somebody ban everybody who submitted something - HimalayansaltV 12 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
Pop punk, but they wanted to be metal - gruppenfuhrerV 8 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
Terrible pop punk - NickelbackLinkinPark4EvaV 4 Comments
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
What The Hell Is This Doing Not In The Top 1 - DuV 11 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
Green Day are a bunch of fake-hardcore sellouts who pretend that they know anything about punk rock. Kids, if you want a real punk rock band, look into the Sex Pistols or the Dead Kennedys.V 25 Comments
These boys don't look like they like girls!
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
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.
I don't think people even talked about Bon Jovi after the 80s - HimalayansaltV 4 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
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
Terrible. On every level. I think they made new levels of terrible.
Although BVB is overrated by many emo girls who simply like the look, black veil brides songs all in all aren't that bad. The riffs are actually pretty good but the bassist and drummer are a little artificial sounding.
Screamo is overrated trash - Lucretia
I hate when people claim they like 'rock music', but say their favorite bands are BVB and/or SWS.V 2 Comments
(facepalm) really you do know that tenacious d is a comedy band right
Yeah this band is a joke. Literally it's a comedy band. Nice name though! Haha funny stuff
This band is underrated if anything oh and it's not even a real band it's just a joke - Himalayansalt
They are not even a band just piss - gruppenfuhrerV 1 Comment
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
Seen them live three times and they were better every time. I don't see how you can say they are overrated when an amazing singer like Don Henley can't even make the top 300 in the list of best male singers. Hotel California, their first album, and Desperado are terrific albums full of terrific songs. Their first greatest hits album is the best selling album of the 20th century! I had to add Henley to the greatest songwriters list, when the list included people like the Jonas Brothers, Bieber, and Josh Groban, who doesn't even write songs! Eagles are not overrated, their music will live on for a very long time.
First of it is not "The" Eagles. Its only "Eagles" and they are a great band. They deserve the money and fame. Try listening some songs. I don't mean hotel California. I don't think it is the best.
I've never heard a song by this band that I like. Other bands that I dislike, still have 1 or 2 songs that I like. Plus, in the 1970's, these guys said insulting things about Yes. Despicable.
Two good songs. One hit wonder. The other song isn't comparable to the likes of DIO AND RAINBOW - SoldierOfFortuneV 6 Comments
Is this music at all or the mentally handicapped flailing instruments around with masks on? - gamefreak198
Terrible band... the Beatles are the greatest - jwileson
They are just a band of dumbasses who are dressed up as clowns. Their music is just horrible. Makes my ears bleed. What has music come to. And why are the Beatles on here? - llamaboy17
These guys suck, that's all there is to say - HimalayansaltV 8 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
Stupid EDM duo who make the most repetitive, boring, and mediocre songs. I am sick of hearing closer on the radio every 6 minutesV 3 Comments
Please... These kids don't know what to sing about... They're lyrics are as stupid as they are... And they have poor sound... This is by far the worst on this list
They STOLE a good song and made it more famous! Thieves! We hates them forever!
They're bad, but I wouldn't say they're overrated. That would suggest people liked them in the first place.
I used to like these guys when J was little... now I realized that they are horrible - ExplosivePantherV 3 Comments
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
I tried listening to this band and getting used to them but I just can't! They are the only band I can't listen to! Radioactive is a song that I've heard so much that I almost gave up on all music completely
Radioactive isn't their only song, you know. Listen to Bleeding Out, Friction, All Eyes, Emma, Round And Round, Selene, Monster, and 30 Lives, then come back and tell me that they are that unbearable. - WonkeyDude98
These guys suck and why is Queen even on this list. Freddie Mercury is so much better than Dan Reynolds and Brian May and Rodger Taylor are much Better musicians than Wayne Sermon and Daniel Platzman.V 9 Comments
The biggest overrated band in this list. The music is average at best. I get it when my parents said that all rock and roll is about screaming into the mic... nothing like their days of real singing like Frank Sinatra, etc. But this guy has no real music in his voice. The scraggly screaming like Born in the USA is awful. He has a few catchy tunes but not to be considered GOAT like many believe. I also hear you get a lecture at his concerts. Just what I am interested in after I dump $150 on a ticket.
He can't sing a lick.
His songs are all cliches.
WHO EVER POSTED THIS COMMENT! BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IS 110% PASSION!
I hate van halen - gruppenfuhrer
Well, Grupper, I hate you - CptnWolfe
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