Top 10 Most Overhyped Bands

The Top Ten

1 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Average and forgettable 'alternative rock' (which is actually just pop rock with a slight edge these days) that isn't great by any means. Not to mention how the vocalist shouts instead of sings in many cases (listen to the awful chorus on Warriors for instance). A below average band that represents how far alternative rock has sunk since its inception in the 80s and 90s. - Mrveteran

At best their mediocre nothing special.

Are you all retarded?

Oi m8 don't be bashin me lads the imagine dragons or I share I'll 720 YY no scope u - Jackamalio

2 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and more.

These guys gets too much attention. Are they talented. No! - Userguy44

They aren't even good but people act like they're the best thing ever - Brobusky

They try hard to be deep but they come across as just whiny. - BrideiMacBella

I'm sorry brobusky. I respect your opinion but I honestly think twenty one pilots is one of the only good music artists of today. (PS I love TOP but their more mainstream songs are my least favourite)

3 Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

Eh their not really that good to be honest.

A poor man's Radiohead. Yes really! While some of their music is quite good and at points very touching, most of it is mediocre and not very interesting. Not to mention how they've become more poppier over the years, which has alienated their original fans. - Mrveteran

4 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Most dissapointing band of all times. - Userguy44

Like Fall Out Boy when they started out they were decent but quickly became sell outs. Their even more over-hyped than Fall Out Boy at this point.

5 Bring Me The Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.
6 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

No,no,no no their not as good as people claim to be. While their older stuff is tolerable and their newer stuff is thrash I honestly think that people seriously overhype this band.

Take This To your Grave: 8/10
From Under A Cork Tree: 9/10
Infinity On High: 8/10
Folie A Deux: 8/10
Save Rock And Roll: 6/10
American Beauty/American Psycho: 4/10


7 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.

Very overhyped. - Userguy44

Everything wrong with modern music these days. Overreliance on electronic elements, cruddy lyrics, repetitive and droning melodies, it's all there! Not to mention how their career initially started by making a song mocking how shallow modern culture is and then base their continued career on pandering to that culture. Also, they're apparently horrible people too. - Mrveteran

8 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 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 more.

I can't deny they're overhyped, but they're too high on this list. They aren't bad. - Userguy44

Beyond overhyped...

9 One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a 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.

Sorry... but no one overhypes this band everyone however HATES this band.

10 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

Pftt not as overhyped as Fall Out Boy.

The Contenders

11 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

Overhyped they are beyond a doubt.

12 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. more.

Cruddy grunge band whose lead singer is an utter tosspiece (refusing to allow a child from the Make A Wish foundation have a picture with him). - Mrveteran

13 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

Eh mediocre at best.

14 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.

At best their a okay alternative 90's band.

What? The Smashing Pumpkins are awesome. - jack2244

15 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).

Good, but nothing fantastic. I admire how they try and experiment and whatnot, but that doesn't mean that they're fun to listen to. Not to mention how their most recent release (A Moon Shaped Pool) is only recommendable if you are an insomniac or find the mundane ramblings of Yorke and co endearing. A band who are overhyped to the max, Radiohead are a perfectly fine band who were the unfortunate victims of media hype. - Mrveteran

Their decent but nothing special.

Political morons and proud of it. Music ain't much, either.

16 All Time Low All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. more.
17 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. more.
18 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.

Their not bad by any means but kind of overhyped.

19 Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

They got a decent sound but that's about it.

20 Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Kind of but FOB/ Sell Out Boy is more overhyped.

All metal is overhyped, it's fans constantly pushing it as possessing some kind of genius, symphonic majesty, imagining endless "subgenres" of what is nearly always contemptible noise pollution.

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

Eh to be honest Imagine Dragons is more overhyped than Evanescence.

22 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.
23 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also more.
24 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: more.

No they aren't. - Userguy44

I don't get the annoying hype for them.

25 Queens Of The Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.
26 The White Stripes The White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they more.
27 AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson more.
28 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.
29 Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more.
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