Most Overrated Rock Bands


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21 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

I'm just tired of people saying things like, ", Freddie Mercury is a genius. Bohemian Rhapsody is a masterpiece." They're ok, but aren't as artsy as some people are led to believe.

Bohemian Rhapsody is interesting to listen to, but is far from being a masterpiece. The song is more like a series of loosely tied together vignettes (musically, not lyrically) with some parts being good and others not so good. For example, in the part that goes, "I'm just a poor boy..." has a chord pattern that goes B, Bb, A, Bb and repeats. This pattern is used in various parts throughout the song. This pattern annoys me because it's simply going up and down a chromatic progression. In other words, it sounds like it was written by a nine year old with a few weeks of piano practice. Other parts like the one that goes, "mama, ooo-ooo-ooo-oo" are good, and I would have much preferred if the rest of the song expanded on this. It also crescendos way too early. It barely ...more

I strongly agree. I have no idea why this comment is thumbed down so low. - TimTamTheTurtleMan

Not underrated, not overrated. They deserve this big fame, I do however wish songs like The Prophet's Song, Fairy Feller's Master Stroke, Father To Son, Drowse, Flick Of The Wrist, March Of The Black Queen, White Man, White Queen (As It Began), Great King Rat, You Take My Breath Away, Brighton Rock, Liar and Nevermore got some more recognition.

They are one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and they're my 5th favorite band, but I don't understand how some people rate them higher than The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, which in my opinion are way better bands. I wouldn't rate them as high as The Rolling Stones either. - KurtCocain

I love Queen as well but they are more famous for their singles and their albums are really average at best. You never see any of their LP's in any best albums list for a reason. They are a good band but nowhere near The Beatles or Pink Floyd. Queen are like the perfect balance of pop and rock which is probably the reason why they are so loved

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22 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

Were they not on this list? - christangrant

Hey I actually agree with something on this list - imabigpotato

Not rock. - Gruunge

Little talent? Check.
Poor writing? Check.
Bland instrumentals? Check.
Generic poppy themes? Check.
Overrated? Hell yes. - naFrovivuS

23 X-Japan

I love X-Japan. I don't think they are overrated. The only person that seems to hate X Japan in every single top tens list is this LedZepp81 retard. I mean, most people here don't even know them (except for this stupid douche bag), so how are they overrated? Their music is inspiring and amazing. Just listen to Art of Life (worth 30 minutes of your life). Just so you know, I actually think Led Zeppelin is kinda overrated, and they are higher on the list than X anyways. However, I do think fans exaggerate sometimes, not by thinking X Japan is better than what they really are (even if they're not the greatest band that ever stepped on Earth), but by putting down every single Japanese band that isn't X. I'm a huge J-rock/metal fan and it irks me seeing X fans calling other bands trash because they're not X. X Japan isn't even my FAVORITE band... But definitely great.

I don't even know who they are but they're on like every list in the top 10 so I suspect foul play -_- - FresnoMMA

Then why don't you try listen to their music first? They're amazing - jadesweetbox

From what I can tell people on this site seem to love them. But I can't figure out why there borderline-horrible. I would say them and Avenged Sevenfold are the two most overrated bands.
Nirvana is also very overrated. - Chris-1

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24 Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. more.
25 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015 . The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

Bands like this deserve to be on this list. Not bands like Blink 182, A7X, Slipknot, LP, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Green Day, System of a Down or Nirvana. They are proper bands that make proper music - Danielsun182

Really, this low? Number 43!?! Ok, It is FINE if you like this, but saying it is better than Owl City? The Beatles? CRUSH 40, aka, the team who does all of Sonic's vocal songs? No. That may be your opinion, but that opinion is SHUNNED from where I come from, and so must this band be!

A bunch of teenage boys trying to play some music! Seriously I don't understand why some people (especially teenage girls) go gaga over them. If you think One Direction is a good band, my advice to you:Please start listening to some music preferrably Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Metallica or heck if you don't like rock some decent artists like Eminem.

Not a Rock band but yes they are overrated - christangrant

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26 Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers

This is one of the only bands that belong on this list. Whoever voted for Metallica, Linkin Park, Nirvana, Queen, Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, AC/DC, Aerosmith, and many others, to be on this list can go jump in the fire, hit the floor, and ascend the Stairway to Heaven.

No, this band absolutely does not belong on this list. And it's not because they're good, they're complete crap, and that's why they shouldn't be on here. This list is of overrated bands, not bad ones, people really need to learn to distinguish between bad and overrated, because they have nothing to do with each other. The Jonas Brothers aren't overrated because nobody likes the Jonas Brothers, they have ten times as many haters as they do fans, almost to the point where it would be more reasonable to argue that they're underrated rather than overrated.
So no, the Jonas Brothers are garbage, but they're in no way overrated.

How is Linkin Park and A7X ahead of this? I love Linkin Park and A7X, this list was obviously made by a 10 year old girl who can't begin to understand true talent. - thatonemeatlfan667

Not even close to rock, just another boy band doesn't even count as rock music not even close.;..

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27 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.

If Avenged Sevenfold Number 1 This Is Much Worst At Least Avenged Sevenfold better than slipknot

Should be higher. This list sucks.

28 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, more.

Overrated? You may not like it but they finally get the respect they deserve. And whereas some later songs may be considered overrated by picky fans, most people will not be familiar with their earlier even more brilliant tracks. A powerful rock trio with interesting and versatile writing, guitar and bass lines and effects, great vocals and not to forget some of the best live performances you will ever experience. Love it or hate it, but Muse is not overrated. Even if they sometimes make it to the charts.

Tasteless music. Tasteless band. Which blended therefore a lot of styles trying to sound originally. But Matt Bellamy did not manage to make any good songs (except Knights of Cydonia which sounds questionably same to Cecilia Ann by Pixies). So, what I wanted to say. People that like mediocre rock music will find it nice. I can not give this band more than 7 out of 10.

Don't know why muse are on this list, they are a great, talented band

Not overrated at all - imabigpotato

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29 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Evanescence is basically just Amy Lee, she was the only member to be on 2 album covers and most people seem to only like Evanescence because of Amy's oh so amazing voice. I've seen so many people talk about how they love because Amy Lees vocals are so beautiful and she saved their life! Sorry but a band is more than just vocals and honestly she's a good singer but not as great as everyone seems to claim. Their lyrics and music is just pretty generic, there are better symphonic rock bands.

If there is something wrong with that band is that Amy Lee is the only member that gets credits. Evanescence is my favorite band, but I think the other members need more credits. - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

Evanescence is the best band ever

Only popular because a woman is the frontman.

30 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

They're not overrated. A lot of people, like me, think they suck - ChatonNoir

31 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Seriously? I think they are very underrated. The way that they are able to change to another completely different genre and master it is really indicative of the genius of Thom Yorke. Take for example, The Bends and Kid A. If you took someone who didn't know who Radiohead was, they would be shocked to know that those albums were done by the same band.

I don't understand why people love this band. This music brings only sorrow and desolation. Furthermore, it's not so good in lyrics and instruments.

They're not perfect obviously, but they're easily one of the best bands of all time. Radiohead is UNDERRATED.

Yes they are very overrated - christangrant

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32 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, more.

Their debut album is the GENESIS of all metal. Legendary bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and 'tallica all owe everything to these guys and Deep Purple. Considering they created a whole genre of music and other bands that always strike top 10 on every list (Sabbath isn't one of them) didn't, it's safe to say that they're UNDERRATED if anything.

They are called the founders of metal when they only made Doom Metal - christangrant

Good band, but they didn't create metal like everyone says they did.

HAHA. Putting Sabbath on this list is a joke. They deserve all the credit and more.

33 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. more.

YES this band is so overrated plus they also ruined Highway to Hell so they deserve the hate they get - christangrant

Marilyn Manson is not overrated - Disturbedpotato

If "hardcore" wannabes have a god, that must be Marilyn Manson.

34 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Aerosmith doesn't get enough credit. They have many great songs and they are one of the best in the world, yet they don't get as much credit and recognition as other bands such as Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, Queen; etc. They are not overrated, they're underrated. And they rock!

You either love Aerosmith or you can't stand them. I am the latter. The only song worth I like is "Janie's Got a Gun", just because it's different as has a good message. Oh, yea, "Dream On" is trash.

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35 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.

Nothing special about this band yet so much love for blink

Just another average band. - naFrovivuS

I hate Tom DeLonge. His voice is so bad.

He has the easiest voice to imitate, it sounds like a 12 year old boy. - naFrovivuS

36 311 311 311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills.
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38 Children Of Bodom Children Of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg. V 1 Comment
39 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Might not be overrated because many people know they suck

So good... the highlight of the music who shaped me into who I am today.

40 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

If you say they're overrated, "might as well jump." - naFrovivuS

Eddie influenced vai, no eddie no vai

Ok, who put Van Halen on this list? Eddie practically invented shredding!

Okay, what?

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