Top Ten Most Overrated Modern Rock Bands


The Top Ten

1 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.

I like them a lot, but their edgy emo tween fans elevate them to unrealistic levels.

Another case of Good band, bad fanbase

Everything as huge is Linkin Park will be either overrated or underrated massively. So, I don't view this as a negative. They've resonated with many, as their sales and hype for them portrays.

I just love Linkin Park they are the best band in the whole world that are my most favourite band that have tens all over the world.

People getting butthurt because this band is awesome. Get over it, babies! - LemonComputer

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2 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.

You nostalgic hipsters trying to go back to the good days when Green Day was "good." Face it, Revolution Radio brought back their old sound. The Uno, Dos, Tre albums were kind of poppy, but that's what you get from a POP PUNK BAND. Stop whining. - naFrovivuS

It is overrated. They have only some songs worth listening to.

They are not overrated what

Amen - dankmaul

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3 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

Maybe a bit (or a LOT) overrated and that's coming from a fan. We Stitch These Wounds really is a terrible album and Set the world on fire isn't AMAZING but Wretched And Divine is great. Can't wait for BVB 5! They probably will redeem themselves

Cancer with guitars - dankmaul

They suck. People only like them for Andy. And I mean the old songs are on the verge of being decent. But all the fans ruin it. " OH I'm SO EMO I LIKE BVB LET ME GET FRINGES so EMO" like bitch, do you even?

Muse and BMTH are so much better so stop trying to fit in with the emos and be yourself. You don't need to like BVB to be "alternative".

4 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.

I don't think it's really fair to call Coldplay "overrated" because of the obscene amount of unjust hate they get. Yes their newer albums have a lot of really bland and sometimes just plain bad songs, but if you look back at their first four albums you might find some hidden gems. Also Ghost Stories was pretty phenomenal, maybe minus A Sky Full Of Stars, but calling them "overrated" really doesn't make any sense, since they don't get extreme critical acclaim like many of the other artists on this list. - Blackzelot101

I have friends who praise coldplay like gods so yeah its overrated at least for me

Coldplay is amazing, they don't deserve to be here

What. The. Hell. Are. They. Doing. On. This. List. - dankmaul

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5 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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.

I love this band, but it's so overrated - RustyNail

The person that said it's just screaming has obviously only heard their first two albums, and even that screaming was melodic lol

No one can make music like Avenged Sevenfold that are the best.

So true, come to Indonesia to see how overrated are them - InsaneRockfan

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6 Nickelback 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.

Lol. Nickelback is one of the most hated bands ever. How is it overrated?

I don't know why people dislike this band. I personally think, music is a thing that people hear to entertain themselves, not to experiment or overthink about it. So love what you listen and listen what you love.

I love this band, where's My Chemical Romance?!

No one likes them, they can't be overrated. - dankmaul

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7 The Foo Fighters

Honestly, these guys should be much lower on this list for a few reasons. 1) the music videos (need I say more? ) 2) nice diversity of rock 3) their albums have been pretty consistently good

No, we are not talking about worst band, we are talking about how the world see them and think they are the greatest. They still a good band here - InsaneRockfan

Good Band, but not everyone just wants cheesy melody and one chord rock songs

They suck so much and so overrated - Th3Zm0nst3r

Playing ride crash on every song does not create dynamics. These guys hit the drums, not play the drums.

8 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.

Even though I enjoy them quite a bit, they are blown out of proportion terribly.

Yup. - dankmaul

9 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Love dis band, but leave some room for other Christian rock / metal - RustyNail

They suck

10 Radiohead 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).

Now, as a Radiohead fan myself, I do think they are overrated in the general scheme of things. I don't think they reach the levels of overrated that bands like the Beatles reach, (it's my opinion cuckold), but I also don't think, what most people call their masterpiece, Ok Computer is the greatest album of all time or something of the sort, but I can see why people would. Overall I think people like to hate this band because of some of the obscene fans and the general "moody" culture of the band. I do wish people would see them for what they actually are and not as this post-rock, moody, edgy band (which is kind of what they are, but some people don't think those things are particularly flattering) and give them a legitimate chance. - Blackzelot101

Not overrated at all, Ok Computer is quite possibly the most influential album of the past 25 years, and 10 years after its release they were still able to maintain the critical acclaim they got with the release of in rainbows, people who think they're overrated most probably havr only listened to creep or in the best of cases karma police, there's a lot more, just give them a chance before you call them overrated.

So overrated you can't put them on a "Most Overrated" list without their fanboys rushing to their defense

The Contenders

11 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.

This band is good, but AM was a rather commercial album, the Monkeys should return back to their roots. Their new stuff sounds just bloated.

This isn't overrated - EliHbk

Return to the arctic,oh and take Foo Fighters with you.

12 Metallica 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.

Best living legendry band... Metallica rocks

Legendary band and far better than Iron Maiden

If anything System of a Down, Slipknot, Thirty Seconds to Mars are a bit overrated. Green Day and Metallica...just shouldn't be on this list. What?!


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13 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's more.

This has been added twice already, but to be honest, as much as I love this band, I'm gonna have to agree that they're pretty overrated. Animal I Have Become and I Hate Everything About You play quite a lot on the rock radio, and I've personally heard better from them. I love both of those songs, and again, overrated doesn't mean bad. It just means it's praised more than it needs to be. I'm just saying that there's so many other songs from Three Days Grace that I prefer, such as Get Out Alive, Last To Know, Never Too Late, Pain, No More, Riot, Born Like This, Running Away etc.

14 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist more.

Seriously this isn't even Metal. It's emo teenagers yelling at their highschool bullies! >:O

15 Thirty Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.
16 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.
17 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.

In response to the other comment, I think that the masks add a different aesthetic to them and make them unique...but that's just me

They are overrated just because of their appearance and image in public masses.

These guys aren't even rock..

Really? I just known that they were so OVRTD - InsaneRockfan

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18 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.

What? I would even say they're underrated. People didn't notice the amount of incredible talent they had until they broke up.

My Chemical Romance was one of the most important bands of the 2000's. They shouldn't be on the list.

My Chemical Romance was one of the most important bands of the 2000's. They shouldn't be on the list.

I don't agree to this, I would say My Chemical Romance is really underrated. They don't belong to this list.

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19 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 more.

Underrated - EliHbk

20 Breaking Benjamin 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.

They are amazing and not overrated at all

Whoever said they are amazing and not overrated has no sense in music. Nasty band on record, and forty times nastier live


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