Most Underrated Rock Bands

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201 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.

Best band ever in my eyes. Not only did they sell like garbage within their own time, but they later would be recognized for being so influential. It simply took 30 years for the rest of the world to catch up to what they were doing. Overall great band and everyone should give them a listen. I'm listening to them while I write this. Overall better then these other bands, really. Highly experimental, intelligent, meaningful music here. Listen to their 1967 album, The Velvet Underground and Nico, to start things off then pick up the other ones too. Great great stuff. I'm 17 years old, and I know this stuff is top shelf.

Muse and other overrated crappy "rock" bands over Velvet Underground? What kind of reality this is? Those kids obviously don't even know what underrated means!

Agreed, very underrated. Solid rock. Lou Reed was a pioneer. Still it's hard to listen to him extol the virtues of drug abuse.

One of the most important band ever. Without them no punk - ChatonNoir

202 Starset

This is the best band ever and their music is so underrated

Not in mainstream, pure dynamics with amazing tune and every song has such deep meaning. Love it!

203 Yes Yes Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music.

Pioneering Progressive Rock Band, very musical. They deserve better, no doubt. Check out "Yours is No Disgrace"

204 XTC

An incredibly, criminally underrated band. Huge catalog of complex, imaginative music rivaling the Beatles. To make a "Best of" compilation you could easily fill 4 cds with no bad songs in the bunch.

205 Senses Fail

They have a lot of good songs, although most of them revolve around similar topics, mostly alchoholism, betrayal, and unrequited love. However, that being said, they have one quality that makes me love them: The endings to their songs are generally the best part. How annoying is it when a song is good the whole way through and has a really crappy ending? Not with this band.

They have so many good songs and are not as famous as they should be.

206 Poets of the Fall

I have yet to hear a song by them I don't like. They are the most underrated band of all time. Listen to Carnival of Rust, Given and Denied, Jealous Gods, and Illusion and Dream and you'll see what I mean.

Ye gods! POTF have an incredible range of hits and still aren't well known...
Stop whatever you're doing and go listen to them!

One of the best band I have ever seen both in their quality in producing good music and performing live( which includes Best voice which other singers can only dream of, best lyrics and compositions and right combination of genius musicians)
I guarantee 90% of their songs are mindblowing and will become songs which are most oftenly played in your playlist

If you hear them and like them...I'm sure u will be a diehard fan and there is no other option!

207 Cage the Elephant
208 Violent Femmes
209 Dir en Grey Dir en Grey DIR EN GREY is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.

Popular but if they were an American band they would be extremely popular. - tenthsage

Peerless vocals nothing comes close

210 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

Pearl Jam are very underrated mainly because they refused to be commercial sellouts so not as many people have had a chance to listen to them. It just goes to show how much of a great band they are when Eddie has performed with the likes of Pink Floyd, The Who, The Rolling Stones, REM etc.

Not most underrated but it most be at top 10 at least. They are one of the best bands in the history. Better than nirvana alice in chains Foo Fighters. Best grunge band. - Bilgehankonya

Every day I'm reminded of how amazing Pearl Jam is when I listen to one of their songs. I even think of my 30th favorite PJ song as an incredibly awesome song. Even songs below that! This band is rated pretty high, but they still could be much higher, which is why I put Pearl Jam at number one. - Songsta41

172, well now they're at least underrated - Disturbedpotato

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211 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.
212 The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation. They are also considered to be one of the most influential alternative ...read more.
213 Alice Nine (Arisu Kyuu)

This band is really, really great, right next to Nightmare though!

214 Buckcherry Buckcherry Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry and Time Bomb, before dissolving in 2002. In 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson reformed Buckcherry with a new lineup and released a new album in 2006, 15. ...read more.

Buckcherry is very underrated. I have seen 1000's of shows and because at least 10 times (always a smokin show) Another underrated is Living Children but that was a long-long time ago and have never heard them. In more contemporary times I would say - Hurt - Smile Empty Soul - and finally coming into recognition Joe Bonamassa

215 Versailles
216 Story of the Year
217 They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.
218 Kill the Alarm

The World needs to hear this guy!

219 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Underrated in the mainstream community, yeah, but in the Christian group, where people actually listen to them, not at all underrated.

I went through the whole list just to find them. These guys are crazy underrated, they're amazing in concert too.

Just listen to their music! They have to be in the top 5 at least! Their album comatose is one of the best albums of all time!

They have sick songs, just listen to them, you will get hooked.

220 The Replacements The Replacements

Legends, influenced almost every other alternative rock band that formed in the 80s

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