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.

I don't like them a lot, I'm not saying they're the worst, but a lot of people stretch the truth in saying they're the best band

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2 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American punk 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 of their influences more.

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

One of the best bands of my adolescence, RUINED, definitely overrated, RIP BJA, your music will be remembered

Anything before American Idiot such as Dookie,Nimrod,and Insomniac are good. But anything Post-American Idiot is not very good.

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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

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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.

The comment above made me want to be an ass and vote for them. LOL

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

What?! Coldplay is huge! Why the heck are they on here!

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5 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?!

Can someone explain to me why so many people hate Nickelback?
I really enjoy their music, I don't get it.

6 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.

A great band with some impressive songs such as 'Nightmare' and 'Welcome To The Family' but there are some very similar bands out there which don't get the credit they deserve because a7x is so overrated - WhenWorldsCollide02

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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

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

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

8 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

9 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.

10 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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The Newcomers

? System Of A Down System Of A Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.
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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.

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12 3 Days Grace

This list is literally just the most popular bands of our current time, this list is just an excuse to hate on the very established bands that most people probably enjoy

Awesome band that really doesn't deserve a spot in a list like this

This list is messed up, this band r actually not rated enough!

I love 3 days grace their songs are the best.

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13 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).

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.

14 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.
15 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

16 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Nu 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.

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17 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.

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

They are amazing and not overrated at all

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18 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.
19 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.

My Chemical Romance can be barely be classified as rock music - pop punk at best, and their last album was more electric pop.

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20 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.

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.

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1. Disturbed
2. The Foo Fighters
3. Avenged Sevenfold
1. Linkin Park
2. Avenged Sevenfold
3. Green Day
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