Top Ten Most Overrated Bands of the 21st Century

The Top Ten

1 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.

I know it's cliche, but they are extremely overrated, I can't believe they're still relevant. I had hoped that these guys would fade into obscurity like Big Time Rush or The Jonas Brothers, but no, they're still making popular music! - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

NOT a band - a boy group from X-Factor

2 5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction more.

A copy-paste boy band trying to be punk, with a fanbase mostly comprised of a fanbase of teenagers that wear Nirvana shirts because they like Smells Like The Spirit. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Wanna-be punks who claim they are not a boyband yet, they copy everything about One Direction, who are way better than them. Can't believe people actually like them, their songs aren't even good and they are not very attractive. They should be #1 instead of One Direction. - eleanorcareyroy

Can't wait for the new album yeet #5sos4

They totally are not a boy band. And they are actually cool. They are really talented and they aren’t really trying to be anyone.

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.

How'd these guys get a slot in the superbowl? They haven't made decent music in a decade!

(When Chris Martin went in between Beyonce and Bruno Mars, it was a delicious untalented Oreo.) - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

They've been around for many years. They can't stay at the top of their game forever! I still love them though; they've produced some of the most memorable and catchy songs of the pop/rock world ever. - Britgirl

4 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.

Look, I don't think these guys are completely bad and untalented, but I don't think that they deserve to be in the #1 spot for so many lists with so many more deserving artists like Rage Against the Machine, Anthrax, even Limp Bizkit deserves more praise than LP. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Most overrated rock band. Though not the most overrated band in general.

If you exclude their first three albums, I agree. But do not call 'Hybrid Theory', 'Meteora', and 'Minutes to Midnight' overrated (especially the first two). - BKAllmighty

Especially Hybrid Theory. It's ranked #1 on every single album list - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

An untalented band that was never even good or popular, even in the nu-metal genre. They were a band like many others.

Now they are know just because the death of his singer. Best known by his gastric constipation face than by his (lack of) talent.

5 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.

They have 6 members, but the band is still known as of Adam Levine.

What's so special about these guys? - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Why are they here - TopTenListmaker

6 Little Mix Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.

They are the modern day Spice Girls. All their songs are the same. They’re so bad

7 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.

I can't stand most of these guys music or fans. Uma Therman makes me want to kill myself, I'd rather listen to Genesis... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

I like FOB,M5,and Imagine Dragons - TopTenListmaker

8 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.

Ohhh, so EDGY! Oh, so moving! They ARE the best band ever 'cause you can "relate" to them! - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Na na na is there only ok song - TopTenListmaker

9 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.

Suburban Angsty White Trash Who Thinks The World Is Against Them Because Mom Took The Last Mountain Dew: The Band

10 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.

They had 3 good songs in like 2013. I don't know why there's still a fanbase for these guys... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

The Contenders

11 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. 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 more.

I know I'm going to get a lot of hate for this but I'm just gonna put it out there.

21st Century Breakdown was the last great Green Day album.

There were some songs on American Idiot that were good, but others were just bad or average. The Uno, Dos, Tres trilogy however... well, it was below average. Just stick to Nimrod, Insomniac, Dookie, Smoothed Out Slappy Hours, and Warning. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Yeah, people say Green Day was bad after 21st century breakdown or American idiot or whatever, or Nimrod and doobie sucked, well here's my stance on it:

12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 Slipknot Slipknot is an American Alternative/ Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Alternative Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror more.

I don't dislike these guys, they make some good radio-friendly metal music, but damn are they overrated. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

16 Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.
17 Black Keys The Black Keys are an American rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

I just don't care for them at all.

18 Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, more.

I don't think I've even heard a song by these guys, but they're somehow the go-to hipster band. - Jackamalio

19 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.
20 Dragonforce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.
21 BTS BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013.
22 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.
23 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

How is Nickelback overrated? Everyone hates them.

24 Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.

Why are korn on here? Sure their new material is pretty bland these days and they don't have the emotional aggressiveness as they used to but they have had some classic albums. Hardly overrated in my opinion, they rocked the 90s. - rbodding

25 Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.
26 System Of A Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.
27 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.
28 Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
29 Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
30 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.
31 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" .
32 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.
33 Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
34 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 more.

still good

35 Drowning Pool Drowning Pool is an American Alternative Metal band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool.
36 Bangtan Boys BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment.

They are my favorite band and there not overrated

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