Best Alternative Bands of the 21st Century
The best band on this list WITHOUT A DOUBT. The bands like Green Day and Coldplay are NOTHING compared to LP. Sure I think that Coldplay is a bit more popular than LP but popular doesn't mean good at all. I've seen a lot of comments on this list saying that LP sucks and like that. They're saying this because they can't see their favorite bands not being on the top... But the truth is they can never be on the top because only one band deserves the top slot and that is Linkin Park. And the people who say that earlier they were great but now they suck just have no sense of music. Their first two albums were great but according to me they made even more great music in their newer albums. People hate them just because they have real talent. They dared to take risks. They dared to get out of their comfort zones and experiment with different genres of music. They didn't care about anyone else and did what they wanted to... which no band in the world could ever do. They are here for a reason ...more
The Best Band ever! Not just only in the 21st Century.. It's the best alternative band, no doubt.. Was a little confused between Linkin Park and Coldplay but Green Day is now where near them!
Linkin Park are awesome, they were first great with nu-metl and are still keeping it up with their new alternative rock. The fact that they can change so radicly ad still be loved by countless millions shows how they deserve to be number 1.
Probably the best band nowadays, I have nothing to say more, they're great guys. And dat's very shame we don't have Chester, but anyway the band continue to be.
They are definitely the most popular alternative band of the 21st century (sorry linkin park). They had best selling album throughout the entire world in 2008 with Viva la Vida or Death and all his friends. And their newest album Mylo Xyloto is incredible. Besides skydiving, seeing one of their concerts is the one thing I want 2 do before I die. They had one of concerts earlier this year broadcasted live on Youtube and at this I wouldn't be surprised if in the next 10 years that they were one the bands/artists who performed at the Super Bowl. They've got to be #1!
Great band and superb album (Mylo Xyto). Especially Chris' voice is superb. Linkin Park was excellent in it's first two album. But their next albums were much dissatisfied, especially last one released in 2012 was worst of their career. That also reflects on their latest album's sales. On the other hand Coldplay has been successful throughout their career. That's true Linkin Park has little more fans comparing Coldplay, but reality is Coldplay is bit better than Linkin Park (I am saying it being impartial). That because Linkin Park is Nu/Alternative 'Metal'(? ) band and Coldplay is Britpop/Alternative band. Alternative Britpop genre is always less taken by maximum peoples. Instead of all defaults, Coldplay is sold over 65 million sales and Linkin Park with over 60 million sales (As of 2014). And yes they both have released equal 5 studio albums.
Coldplay's album charts speak for themselves. Worldwide best selling albums in 2005(X&Y), 2008(Viva la Vida) and currently in 2014(Ghost Stories). Also they have amazing songs.. Duh. To be honest I know like 3 linkin park songs. Come to think of it "In The End" and "Numb" are the ONLY one I can think of
Coldplay know how to make songs when you listen them you feel like the world is yours songs like:viva la vida, clocks, speed of sound, scientist, fix you, paradise, in my place I just don't how to say but these are amazing!
Linkin park is now isn't a rock or alternative band. They are becoming Electronics day by day. Green Day's lyrics is mindblowing which Coldplay and Linkin Park doesn't have. They should simply at #1.
I don't understand what linkin park is doing at the top...
green day is surely better than them(not in this particular list but in general) and their alternative rock songs are so better, with messages and full of meaning...
how are they BEHIND linkin park is what I cannot understand...
this list should be headed by someone better than them(like coldplay maybe)
Green Day's last two albums were alternative but that's enough to win this. Linkin park sucks they are mediocre rap mixed with mediocre rock. Behind green day should be RHCP rise against and foo fighters
No, wait. They started in '86, not '87. Nirvana is '87. Speaking of which, why are they not up here!?
You go to any Muse concert and the atmosphere, band energy, enthusiasm of the crowd and intensity of the music are way above any other live act I have ever seen.
Hey guys just write on YouTube "muse wembley" you will see what I meant. They are just AWESOME!
The best rock band and the best live band of last 20 years.
Miles ahead of Linkin Park, in every way (talent, live, songs... ) seriously amazing
The Foo Fighters are a recollection of Nirvana. They bring forward such a different kind of message than any other band. Dave Grohl is such an amazing performer and entertainer by doing different stuff at concerts. He isn't afraid to take charge of his concerts. He is a brilliant leader of the brilliant band Foo Fighters!
The Foo Fighters should be higher than Coldplay. The Foo Fighters have so much more engery in concert. Their songs are so much better. Their albums have won more awards, the fanbase is bigger, and Dave Grohl is a boss.
Love this band great music amazing guitar this band should be higher up
30 Seconds To Mars are unique for being so different than all the other bands I listen to, their lyrics and instrumental background are eloquent & each of their albums is massively unlike the others, stating in a superb way.
These guys are making the nest neo and progressive rock, and their new albums are much different from the first ones
Their music is amazing, even when they weren't as popular. I like their older music as well as their post-hiatus music too. secretly obsessed with them :3
Their new music is amazing, they have really changed over the years and its for the best
The Fray's music is excellent. Look After You and Heartbeat will always be my favorites.
How to save a life is possibly the best modern "Rock" Album ever devised.
Human, Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me, Read My Mind, A Dustland Fairytale, Smile Like You Mean It, For Reasons Unknown, Shot At the Night, Runaways, Sam's Town, Spaceman. These are just some of their best songs (in my opinion) off the top of my head. They are amazing!
Mr Brightside is one of the greatest songs of all time. Human is also very good
The killers are old but very good. They deserve it.
Most original, smooth and creative rock music of the last 15 years. Better than all of the above besides maybe Green Day and Linkin Park. But Id still give it ti the strokes which managed to create such beautiful, and unforgettable tunes wihoutthe need to scream around allay and make a
Come on! The strokes are simply awesome! Just listen to machu picchu, you guys know what I mean.
I love this band I ve just listen their letest album comedown machine amzing julians voice is awesome the strokes must be in top five it deserve that position... )
Ah? The Script should be in top 5. They are awesome. They deserves better...
One of the best bands out there.
OneRepublic is and always will be so much more than just an Alternative Band for me. They're a sensation, an inspiration, a motivation, and the very personification of beauty in imperfection. The lyrics are soulful and heart wrenching, yet lively and vivacious. Harmonizing and the music, the backing and the sheer sounds and sensations they cause are insurmountable. And Ryan Tedder's voice mixed with Zach Filkin's guitarring; I can feel again.
OneRepublic, in my opinion, should be number one. Don't know who they are? Secrets, All The Right Moves, Stop and Stare, Good Life, and yes, Apologize. No, it is not a Timbaland song, they just did a mediocre remix of it and never properly gave credit to OneRepublic. They are my FAVORITE band! Please just give them a listen?
They make me Feel Again. Definitely number one.
The Pixies manage to mingle dissonant sounds, monotone voice and silences into great songs that feel timeless.
I feel sorry for the people that haven't even tried to listen to this band. For a band that has such great quality music, they really don't get the attention that they deserve. Yes, they are in fact the most important musical act of the 21st century. OK Computer (albeit a 90s album) is the quintessential alternative rock album, and probably the only album to actually be comparable to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. And they didn't even stop there... They continued to make Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief, In Rainbows, The King of Limbs, and the exceptional A Moon Shaped Pool, all of which are worth your time. Don't fool yourself.
Are you kidding me? Is this best Indie band by popularity or by content? I can't believe Radiohead isn't even in the top 10!
What? The band that made the best record of the century with Kid A isn't in the top 1? What about masterpiece In Rainbows? This is SO biased
Come on, 18th? Did you forget how amazing Kid A (2000) and In Rainbows (2007) were? Top 5 is a MUST.
I love this band. It is always finding new ways to appeal to others, and mixing up their music yet giving a great message at the same time!
This band is awesome. it sounds great and it isn't dark like cold play and Linkin Park.
To me music is all about inspiration through music and feeling like the lyrics are a part of you and you can actually feel the music rushing through your body. No band does this better than Paramore. Love them with all my heart
Seriously? It's the best! But top 10 is good enough from thousands of band. Cause the band above is also quiet good.
As I listen to a Paramore CD, I must say that they will go out in style.
Paramore should in the top ten with Coldplay, I mean if you've heard a paramore song you'll know why
Many of these bands deserve their place on this list, especially this one. It helped bring forth a new generation of music.
My Chemical Romance is the type of band that will live on forever, even after a break-up.
Best band ever by far. Amazing music. Saves lives!
Everything they do is amazing there my 4th favorite band ever never released a bad song or album
Love nickelback! Best band ever by far. I grew up listening to them and no offense but they beat all other alternative bands. I listen to their music 24/7
This is a joke right?