Disclaimer: I do not hate many of these bands, I just think they are the ones who get too much attention compared to other better artists from this decade
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. ...read more.
I respect what this band has done to the music industry. However, I think they are kind of mediocre in comparison to most other bands of the grunge era like Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains, and most people only know them and consider them one of the greatest rock bands of all time for one okay song that is far from their best, let alone the greatest song of the 90s. - IronFist13
The album nevermind is really a very good album, a real classic. - Jph
Although they are one of the best 90's bands I guess they are kinda overrated. - DarkBoi-X
That's because they're the best band of the 90s - venomouskillingmachine
So overrated because of Smells Like Teen Spirit. - Userguy44
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).
Nah I think they deserve their praise. - DarkBoi-X
Often considered one of the greatest music artists of the past 30 years when their music is just average. - IronFist13
Much better than Nirvana in my opinion. - Userguy44
Underrated, in my opinion. - galaxyfox
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3 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. ...read more.
Again, I don't hate this band, but people sometimes overhype them to extreme levels - IronFist13
Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.
Good band, but rather overrated - IronFist13
5 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.
The singer sounds like DoodleBob.
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". ...read more.
80s material was great and deserving of all the praise it gets, 90s albums however, were hit or miss. I mean you had gems such as "Bleeding Me" and "Fuel" released during this decade, but you also had "Enter Sandman", which alone put them on here, let alone the entire Black Album - IronFist13
Wait a moment... You think "Enter Sandman" is a bad song?! No, it isn't bad. It's much better than "Bleeding Me" and "Fuel". And the Black Album isn't bad either. It got hated only because it wasn't thrash metal. But it's still good heavy metal. - Metal_Treasure
Load and Reload weren't good enough for Metallica. But the Black Album, Garage Inc. (1998, with covers) and S&M (1999, live album with San Francisco Symphony) were really very good. - Metal_Treasure
I wasn't saying "Sandman" or the Black Album were bad, I was just saying they were incredibly overrated. If anything I'd say "Mama Said" or "Unforgiven II" were actually bad - IronFist13
James Hetfield used to have long hair. Why?!
7 Blink 182
Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.
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.
9 Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.
I think they were more overrated in the 2000's - Userguy44
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.
Millions of people actually bought and liked this crap? The best thing to happen to this band was hiring Miles Kennedy and changing their name to Alter Bridge, and yet they were more successful with one of the worst vocalists of all time (Scott Stapp) and showcased less talent than they would later show as AB. - IronFist13
Creed is underrated actually, I don't know anybody who actually likes this band in real life. - htoutlaws2012
11 Stone Temple Pilots
Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. ...read more.
Not terrible, but a little on the overrated side - IronFist13
12 No Doubt
No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1994, the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, and drummer Adrian Young.
13 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.
15 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
They got overrated in the 2000s - Metal_Treasure
16 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 ...read more.
Invalid item. - Userguy44
They weren't overrated until the early 2000s...
Nobody knew them until the 2000's hit. - htoutlaws2012
17 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.
Always have been overrated. - Userguy44
18 Alice In Chains
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
No no. They are overlooked and they deserve their praise. Layne was a really good singer and Jerry was a great guitarist and songwriter. - Userguy44
19 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.
Absolutely! - Userguy44
Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
Not overrated - venomouskillingmachine
21 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, 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 ...read more.
They deserve all the praise they get - venomouskillingmachine
22 Winx Club
Winx Club is an Italian animated television series directed, created and produced by Iginio Straffi and his company Rainbow S.r.l.
Nice song but I have heard better - bennyQ