Top Ten Most Overrated Bands of the 21st Century


The Top Ten

1 Coldplay 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

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2 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an 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

3 5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney 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 on the Take 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 believe that like, 50 girls in my grade actually like this band. - Catacorn

4 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture 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

AND GOT so FAR - Puga

5 Maroon 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

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6 Fall Out Boy 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

7 Little Mix 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

8 My Chemical Romance 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

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9 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One 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 Imagine Dragons is an American pop 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 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 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 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 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 five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, more.
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15 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.

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

16 Oasis 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 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. V 1 Comment
18 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of obviously Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, songwriter), Pat Smear (lead guitarist, pianist), Nate Mendel more.
19 Arctic Monkeys 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

20 AC/DC 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 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.
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1. Linkin Park
2. 5 Seconds Of Summer
3. Coldplay
1. Twenty One Pilots
2. Green Day
3. Little Mix
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