Most Underrated Rock Bands

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301 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

They're overrated for the stuff they're famous for but anyone that ignores smells like teen spirit, lithium and their other commercial songs will see that their songs are great, I think they deserve the regignition but for their better songs, in Utero is a masterpiece by the way

They're actually pretty overrated.

Overrated. Sure I saw Semlls like teen spirit on Mtv like any other kid back in the 90's and thought WOW but I think overall that their sound was boring and I got so tired of hearing the Kurt Cobain was "the hero of my generation", - ChatonNoir

They should be on the most overrated bands list

302 Operation Ivy Operation Ivy Operation Ivy, sometimes called "Op Ivy," was an American Ska punk band, from Berkeley, California formed in May 1987. The band was stylistically important as one of the first bands to mix the elements of hardcore punk and ska into a new amalgam called ska punk and was critical to the emergence of Lookout ...read more.

This one is actually kind of good. - RockFashionista

303 Bad Brains V 1 Comment
304 Stiff Little Fingers
305 Egypt Central

Had to search a long time on the list to find these guys. Absolutely love their style (especially their first album) but sadly they only released two. At least we still have Devour the Day.

306 Gob
307 Traffic Traffic

Great band. Underrated songs aplenty: "No Time to Live," "Vagabond Virgin," "Shanghai Noodle Factory," all of Barleycorn, "Many a Mile to Freedom," "Hidden Treasure," "Evening Blue," "Walkin' in the Wind," and many others. Ridiculously under-appreciated--but there day will come again when fashions fade.

John Barleycorn Must die is amazing! One of my favorite bands of all time!

Traffic was similar to Genesis but Steve Winwood's vocals are great!

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308 Mott the Hoople Mott the Hoople

Far and away #1 on this list - I have them as the SECOND greatest R(R Band of all time (to The Rolling Stones)!...those of and the few that know better have been getting off on this ICONICband (especially live) forever man...

309 Survivor Survivor Survivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978 by Jim Peterik. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s, garnering many charting singles, especially in the United States.

Poeple think this band is a one hit wonder with Eye of the Tiger, but its not. This band is brilliant, and so underrated.

310 Jane's Addiction

Extremely influential. lost in the shadow of same-era nirvana but had a far bigger impact on rock in general. defied category and created art. more unique than 99% of the bands on this list.

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311 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.

This band had two great artists in it... Neil Young and Steven Stills. I love a lot of their songs. For What It's Worth is probably my all-time favorite song.

Grew up with their music. Very pretty songs and beautiful harmonies - ChatonNoir

Only together for about 18 months, but the members went on to greatness, including:
Stephen Stills AND Neil Young of CSNY, solo fame, etc, etc.
Richie Furay, founder of Poco.
Jim Messina of Loggins & Messina.
Buffalo Springfield is very deservedly in the RRHOF, but many people do not remember them.

312 Doves

Really guys. Most of these bands are already recognized and lauded.

313 The Mars Volta
314 Nothing More V 1 Comment
315 CKY

Great band. always overshadowed by the jackass/bam connection

316 Kasabian Kasabian Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards.

The song Empire, Club Foot or Fire will tune you in, this band is a legend amongst indie rock.

Although well known in the U.K., more people should recognize this band in America. One of the best shows I've ever seen was at La Zona Rosa (RIP) in Austin, Tx in 2006. Can't believe it's been over a decade.

317 Ween Ween

Ween is so underrated that it isn't even on the list!

318 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

So damn underrated. Deserve to do more than festivals.

Oh no, why is this band so low (on this list.). In case you didn't get it that's a reference to medicine, only the lyrics were changed a bit. - scourgeisdabest

319 Van der Graaf Generator

Definitely the most underrated band. - BrideiMacBella

One of the greatest bands ever, very underrated

320 Ghost Ghost Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 3 studio albums and 2 EPs . Each album brings in a new version of Papa Emeritus. Ghost ...read more.
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