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The Top Ten
Don't get me wrong, I do like Linkin Park. They're definitely in my top fifteen favorite rock bands. HOWEVER, they are not #1. People keep placing them above the Beatles, Queen, and other bands that honestly deserve a top spot. I wouldn't mind seeing them or their songs in a top ten, or an occasional top 5. But they are currently the #1 rock band on "best rock bands" list, which really isn't true. Not trying to offend any fans, just saying that they are kinda overrated. - isabellapineiro
Honestly, this list just seems to be a place for people to trash talk bands they don't like, and there are a lot of really great bands on here. But I do think that Linkin Park is overrated. So I'm voting for them.
I do find it funny how this list looks almost exactly the same as most of the top ten best rock bands list... - WolfsQuill
Linkin Park is a very good rock band with their own sound, and I like them a lot. However, All the edgy scene kids who claim they were "saved" by them really need to stop elevating them to unrealistic heights.
Chester Bennington death was sad there a decent band but they aren’t metal and they definitely aren’t the best modern rock band they are so many modern rock bands better out thereV 34 Comments
Nirvana has their place. They were by no means bad. Kurt had a talent for writing lyrics and a voice that inspired a generation. But the fact remains: they were not even the best in their genre. I wouldn't even put them in my top 3. Soundgarden is VASTLY superior in every single category outside of popularity. Chris Cornell compared to Kurt Cobain is like a 5 carat diamond compared to white dog. Much of the same can be said for Pearl Jam... and Alice in Chains. I would even say Stone Temple Pilots is a tier or 2 above Nirvana. I respect them and their body of work, but when every other well known grunge band has better singing, songwriting, musicianship, lyricism, longevity... Overrated. - VisionsOfSight
Nirvana is basically the most overrated rock band ever! They didn't actually do anything to get this much attention to be honest. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Nirvana, I hate the wannabes that wears Nirvana tees or stuff like that 7/24 and when you ask them they can't even name a Nirvana song except Smells Like Teen Spirit - which I think that its an overrating song too- I mean, okay, Nirvana might be good, but please, I'm telling you that wannabe kid, if your saying that Nirvana is the best band ever, you don't have an idea what rock is, and there are even greater grunge bands than them, like Soundgarden. - Psychedelic
They are great, and I'm not taking anything away from them, but they get way too much recognition. Some so-called "rock fans" love them because they think it's cool to like them, but half of them can't name a song besides Smells Like Teen Spirit! - Ku
Even though I do still love them, I think there are more talented seattle grunge bands like Soundgarden, Alice And Chains, Peral Jam, and many more, which maybe even put the whole genre on the map before Nirvana did. - RogerWatersfan1999V 34 Comments
Whoever put queen on the list is going to suffer an unfortunate accident.
All of u2's song sound the same. Bad. They are all mediocre musicians, who really shouldn't be one of the most popular bands ever.
Listen, not everyone has to like Queen nor they shouldn't them. If they don't like it, it's their problem not yours - Neonco31
I'm not a believer that all famous musicians have to be technically proficient, but these guys have been cutting corners for a while now, and don't seem to have improved that much. It still seems like the Edge uses his vast array of effects pedals to compensate for his lack of guitar skill. Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton always use the same, monotone rhythms to back every single song (does Clayton even use more than one strong on any song? ). As for Bono, he's not nearly as great as his devotees make him out to be. Has no-one noticed how clumsy and off-key he is on 'With Or Without You"? Perfect example of a substandard singer overreaching his grasp.
They are very good. They have excellent music. You can't say everything sounds the same if you haven't heard everything. I have, and it doesn't. Listen to Drowning Man, then Last Night on Earth, then the First Time, then Wire, etc. They don't all sound the same you haters.
Bozo and his band, a bunch of wastersV 18 Comments
This band has potential, I have heard many of their songs and can't seem to figure out what's not right. The vocals are good, the drums and guitar are even better; Avenged Sevenfold are very talented however it's the choice of songs which are very poor. If someone could actually write songs with proper lyrics and rhythm for a7x then they could possibly one of the best metal bands around. A song style similar to Disturbed or even Bullet For My Valentine could really do them good. For these reasons I think Avenged Sevenfold are good and outstandingly talented although their songs are specifically overrated. - WhenWorldsCollide02
I only voted because I think Avenged Sevenfold deserve to have a crown upon their #1 mark. These guys deserve to be number one, I don't really care what the list is about. Bitches just be jealous. Go whine somewhere else.
This band lacks any form of talent and they always rip off other bands and their fanbase is terrible. They should by #1 on this list.
Too much hype for a rather bland band.V 13 Comments
Led Zeppelin is a great band and they do have a unique style to their music, but there are bands that are just as good, if not better. But many people still argue that there's no other band on the planet as great as them.
If you think Jonas Brothers, Nickelback and KISS are more overrated than this band, then you don't know what the term "overrated" means. Those bands aren't half as overrated as this band. In fact, those bands are not overrated at all because they're hated and many people bash them so much.
To me, Led Zeppelin have done a few okay songs but the hype surrounding them even to this day and age is too much and too out of control and that is impressive considering that Led Zeppelin plagiarized half of their work from other blues artists. I'm not saying they're very terrible but "greatest band ever"? Are you kidding me?! That, to me is overexaggerating.
Again, this is just my opinion and I respect your opinion if you disagree otherwise. But DON'T GET ALL BUTTHURT OR ARROGANT OR WHATEVER IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT I'M COMMENTING! And thumb me down all you like but you're not gonna change my opinion on Led Zeppelin!
Zeppelin is a great classic rock band but I think Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Judas Priest, Deep Purple and a few others are all on the same level if not better. They aren't as far ahead of everyone else as people think.
Middle age white men's favourite band. OVERRATED! - Singer4FreedomV 22 Comments
Coldplay were great to start with and deserved the accolades they got. Then they just produced nothing but filler but were still praised by critics. Hence why they are overrated. It's all sounded the same, very dull for years. The raw emotion has now gone and there songs now sound like there written by someone who's trying to hard. And failing - sextysex
Sadly a once-great band that succumbed to all the need to be mainstream & roll in the dough.
Definitely vote Coldplay. I can think of at least 5 songs they ripped off other artists. I'm sure there are more we don't know about.
Church choir band.V 10 Comments
Their music is prosaic at best because they devoted all their creativity to their look and/or stage show. even their fanbase associates them most immediately with the makeup and the pyrotechnics. long as they had those bases covered, they could just play the Alphabet song for two hours straight and they'd get away with it.
What's more they'll actually take that as a compliment. (seriously, Gene Simmons would masturbate on stage if he thought he could get an audience for it. )
This band has a few great songs but that's it. They became successful because of their band name, their live shows and Gene Simmons' tongue. - IronSabbathPriest
Kiss is a talentless band full of ugly people.
They are more of a business than a band and not to mention they really suck!V 13 Comments
Loll, you guys are retarded. Axl may not be admired by most but vocally, he is one of the better singers with a pretty good range. Slash was also a very talented guitarist. This band had a few big hits in the late eighties early nineties but they're Certainly not overrated. Axl had anger issues and was a little arrogant, storms off stage a bunch and sometimes did not show for a performance all together. This does not make them an overrated Act. I realize this is all subject to opinion but I think most people that have basic knowledge and understanding of rock and roll would agree that this band was certainly one of the better 90s progressive rock bands.
Guns N' Roses is a bit overrated. They do have some good hits, but they also have some that aren't that great, yet people say they're the best in the world. They're good, but they're not the best.
Every kid in this generation is led to believe by their piers that Guns 'N' Roses are the greatest band that ever was. And they only know three songs by them.
I genuinely believe they should be number one. Someone please tell me what's so great about them? Their party rock atmosphere and videos annoy the hell out of me. Appetite for Destruction is a boring, party rock album with very little in the way of heavy rock. Axl Rose range might be wide, but he screeches through the songs like a cat being raped. People only like them for their first album. I don't claim to be a big Nirvana fan, but I'd take them over this generic dance music any day. Yes it is dance music. Hear this at parties too much. - IronSabbathPriestV 16 Comments
This list seems to be a joke. I only agree about this band, Leto and his band are really very overrated. I actually don't understand what Guns N' Roses is doing here? They are overrated? Come on, they maybe were the last performers of 70-80's rock, while the grunge and post-grunge were grabbing the world. The same I can say about the lots of bands in this list. It's very strange.
I like 30 Seconds to Mars, but Jared Leto just thinks too much of himself honestly. They have some very good songs, but I absolutely agree when you compare them to other great rock bands and standout albums. This Is War tries to be really "epic", and while it does have some awesome tracks, 30 Seconds to Mars is just trying to hard in my opinion. - YCLP33
With Shannon Leto being higher up on the greatest rock drummers of all time than, Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, The Rev, and Danny Carey I knew something was messed up.
Great band. In my opinion, much better than most of the bands in the top ten.V 6 Comments
Green Day isn't overrated. Anyone who thinks so just thinks American Idiot is. Listen to Dookie and Insomniac and Nimrod. Great albums.
Seriously, Green Day is not overrated. They've put so much good work together over the years, thinking about society's problems, having ironic and still serious lyrics and let's not forget that American Idiot is a giant rock opera. Green Day's not even my generation or my favorite punk band to be honest, but I totally respect the guys. - YCLP33
I like green day...
Come on, most of these bands get too much hate. They deserve a break from all the haters.
They've had some of the most innovative punk songs ever. They've always had the spirit of pop but the intensity of punk. Definitely not overrated, especially when you consider each and every song from one of their albums is different in their own sense, ESPECIALLY Dookie, Nimrod, Insomniac, and 21st Century Breakdown. - naFrovivuS
Ugh, they suck, in my opinion.
BoredJeff02: “You’re an elitist for disliking something I like” - CostcoHotDogs
I think that what makes their songs so supposedly "stupid" is some of the best stuff about them. They don't put on any airs about sadness or romance. They just write awesome power anthems. May I add that they managed to rise from the ashes after their awesome lead singer, Bon Scott, sadly passed away. Not many bands could do that. Besides, Angus Young is an incredibly skilled guitar player, and his solos make up for the repetitive lyrics. - AngryNerdGirl
The reason most of these options are so high up is that this 10 ten list is for rock band's that most people think are actually good. Now, don't get me wrong, AC/DC isn't bad, and I like some of their songs. They're just overhyped in my opinion.
AC/DC should be higher. The only "good" thing about them is their guitar play. Their vocalist sucks, their drumming is basic and nothing special, and their bassist is nothing special. Angus Young is great, but that's it.
It's bar rock, and not good bar rock at that.V 18 Comments
In the real world, I think they are slightly overrated. On these lists, it's not even close. When I see Richie Sambora in the top ten songwriters and top 50 singers of all time, the answer to the most overrated band is clearly Bon Jovi. Living On a Prayer is a great song, as is Wanted, Dead or Alive. A lot of bands have made two great songs. The rest of their music is either pedestrian or downright bad (Have a Nice Day, It's My Life). It seems a lot of people on these sites are head over heels for Bon Jovi. They're okay, but mainly I just don't feel it, sorry.
The Justin Bieber of rock music. A real band does not make several Adult Contemporary songs. A real band would be like Led Zeppelin or Van Halen (okay with David Lee Roth). This band does not act badass no matter what their fans say, the opposite of rock and roll. Pure cheese
Just appalling soft 1980s drivel. No balls or originality.
Just awful, Springsteen wannabe without the songs or gravitas. They take themselves so seriously, Jon a massive ego with a terrible voice.Torture.V 9 Comments
Much of their music post-Songs About Jane are overrated
Maroon 5 was good until they sold out. Now their songs are all about Adam Levine swearing and being a jerk. - The01Bro
Why do I know everything about this band despite the fact they suck?
They suckV 1 Comment
They're good but people just know them because of Chop Suey. Ever heard of Cigaro or P.L.U.C. K?
Overrated? No, they are underrated. - DoroExploro13
Whoaa whoaa this band doesn't belong to this list
Metallica is in no way a "bad" band. But overrated? HELL YES. Maybe one of the most overrated bands in the world. I loved Metallica until I was about 12 years old and started finding better music. I mean jesus christ, their drummer can barely hold the tempo... They are not very good live either. I mean sure, they have some good songs but it gets pretty bland, boring and repetitive quickly. I know they have a lot of diehard fans but I sincerely believe that they deserve to be on this list... and higher up.
All of their music ultimately sounds the same. Same beat, instruments, vocals, bass, guitar solos, and drumming. I used to like them when I first heard them but they play way too much on the radio. I can't really understand how this band got this popular. They came out with a new album but it sounds the same as previous albums.
Metallica is a great band, but most people do act like the god of music plays in this band. They're not the best band in the world. Same style, same time, better musicians: Dream Theater (most underrated metal band) - darksky
I concur. Metallica is great and they've had their moments but the Dream Theater is the real deal if you want same style but more melodic music with awesome musicians. - ProfessorSparks
Why is AC/DC, Green Day, and Led Zeppelin over Metallica? Metallica's great, but definitely overrated. They've had good singles here and there, but they're right now trying too hard to be metal. Remember that dumb song they did with Lou Reed where James wouldn't stop screaming "I AM THE TABLE! "
Hardwired was great though. - naFrovivuS
Overrated? The only reason people say that is because Dave Grohl was in Nirvanna. In my opinion that is a reason they deserve their fame, it would be extremely hard to rise from the ashes of a really popular band. Dave recorded the first album on his own, he played all the instruments.
I really don't consider Foo Fighters overrated, in fact I prefer them to Nirvana
Was forced to see them at last Love Ride their best songs were covers from real bands who wrote good music. Dave Grohl sitting on his throne/motorcycle lamenting about not being able to get out in the wind and ride how pathetic? The insufferable douche bag cusses so much because he can't come up with anything interesting to say so he curses and his moronic fans scream in delight because they heard the "F" word. This just reinforces his need to be a jack ass on stage. I have seen Robert Plant and Pink Floyd so many times and never have they needed to dropping "f" bombs to get their fans into the show
They are not that overrated, like NirvanaV 4 Comments
Warning: If you are a hardcore Beatles fan, fanboy or fangirl who easily gets butthurt and cannot handle and respect other people's opinions that differ from your own, then look away now and do not read this rant/opinion.
Okay. Before I start on explaining why I think they are overrated, I am going to give some small amount of credit to them where it is due. In my opinion, I think McCartney is a great bass player who could create very melodic bass lines, some of their songs were okay or even good, they wrote their own material by themselves and they did not use autotune to hide their vocals.
But unfortunately, this is the ultimate reason on why I believe they are overrated. The hype and respect surrounding this band is just way way way too much! There is no need for all this extravagant praise for this band! They were nothing incredibly special, they were just another band that sounded exactly like everything else around their time (The Who, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones ...more
Could their choice of a band name possibly be an homage to Buddy Holly and The Crickets or does it Have to be viewed as "plagiarized" (lol) to fit your opinion of their talent, work, and proper status? - Billyv
To suggest that I would get butthurt (whatever that means) because you disagree with me is not really giving me a lot of credit, but that's okay. Let me explain why the Beatles are not overrated. Number one is their longevity. Paul McCartney can still sell out a stadium at a moment's notice, even fifty plus years after he started. I would be willing to bet that very few, if any, of today's artists are going to be relevant in 2065. Number two is their albums. It doesn't matter the website. If you're talking about the greatest albums of all time, the White Album, Magical Myestery Tour, Abbey Road, Revolver, Rubber Soul, and Seargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band are always in top ten consideration. No other band has six albums that are top ten quality (Pink Floyd might come closest). Number three, their solo careers. McCartney, Lennon, and Harrison had incredible solo careers and even Ringo's solo career could rival the best solo careers of the leaders of most bands. Number four, if ...more
I have to agree... The Beatles owe their success to a lot more than just pure talent. They were rather lucky. They have quite a few really good songs but some of them are just random. I don't love or hate them. They're just a bit overrated.
Very overrated - Singer4FreedomV 26 Comments
I don't understand how any body likes this band. These guys are horrible
Most people who have an ungodly hate for this band are generally sheep. Nickelback is not amazing, and their sound is generic usually, but kroeger has a weird sounding voice, but he actually has decent singing talent. Listen to godsmack. THAT is the definition of trying too hard to sing grungily. Their old songs were actually pretty good, but as soon as they blew up they just started to copy themselves. How you remind me isn't actually too bad as well
The guitarist is unskilled (actually all the "musicians" are), their discography have songs that are indistinguishable from one another, their lead singer sounds constipated when singing, they are a derivative of Creed which in turn are a derivative of Pearl Jam whilst at the same time sounding like bro-country (shudders), the lead singer looks like a paedophile, they performed so terribly at a concert that people throw rocks at them, people actually petition for them to NOT perform, their songs lack class (e.G. Figured You Out, Something In Your Mouth), they only care about money when it comes to making music (I mean, as the almighty end all of all things), diversifying in music means bringing Flo Rida to guest in one of your songs, the lead singer is a douchebag as a person.
I just can't think of anything of merit about this band. If one is forced to listen to their music on the radio while at work, what will you expect to be the reaction?
Not overrated if nobody likes them. - The01BroV 16 Comments
What in is this bull? THEY'RE NOT EVEN A ROCK BAND IN ANY WAY. This site is full of crap.
This is not a rock band but they are overrated though and they suck - christangrant
They're not overrated, or rock. - ProPanda
They arnt rock music why is this on here - theone90990
I am sick of hearing this band on almost every channel be it a supposed hard rock station or an adult contemporary one they are the most overplayed band of all time.
They shouldn't be on this list. They easily have the most variety out of any band I've ever listened to
Overplayed and nothing interesting for quite some time. Not sure why they are rock station darlings.
BORING - SoldierOfFortuneV 8 Comments
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