Top 10 Reasons Why Linkin Park Is Overrated

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The Top Ten

1 They are claimed to be the best band ever, even though they did not have as much skill as many other bands.

Um this is one legendary band that worked so hard to be up there. Plus they don’t have that high of an ego, they were having fun doing the stuff they love - EmilyFire009

Yeah definitely true bands like ACDC, Metallica, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Evanescence and even Queen have more skill then Linkin Park.

This one is so true, they claim they are legends, they are an average BAND.

They have proved to pull of more genres than most bands. I disagree. it takes a lot of skill to be able to suddenly turn from metal to pop to rock to etc. they are a skilled band or else they wouldn't even be in the top of the 00's billboard. don't get me wrong I like acdc and all that but linkin park is a diffrent time. triving from 00's to even today. a lot of there song are insperational as well like hands held high or even roads untravled. this band brought me into the world of rock, and again they are on top of the charts for a reason.

2 Their songs are nothing to write home about.
3 Guns N Roses, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, etc have achieved more.

Not true - EmilyFire009

Achieving more actually makes something more overrated (if we're not taking the quality into count) - Alkadikce

Eh? - Userguy44

Linkin Park is overrated because Guns N Roses has achieved more? How does that even make Sense? - Cheese567

It makes sense because Linkin Park are claimed to be the best thing that ever happened to music even though these other artists have worked harder and have achieved more in their careers. How does that not make sense? - MontyPython

4 Their singer is good, not the best singer ever.

Yeah there are better singers out there who use autotune but his voice is still phenomenal - EmilyFire009

They couldn't have a worse singer than him. And does it matter that he isn't the best singer ever? Chester was Linkin Park! - Userguy44

Pretty average

5 They are said to be better than The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.

They are in my opinion - EmilyFire009

In my opinion they are.Now watch all the wrong generation kids get butthurt - DarkBoi-X

They are better than Dread Zipperlin AKA Talentless Hacks who plagerize so much. Led Zeppelin is a disgrace to music - TheDarkOne_221b

Linkin Park will not be better than these two great bands. - McKing1003

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6 The members are talented, but they're no Michael Jackson.

No no, they have no talent whatsoever, and comparing them to a pedophile is just plain idiotic. Linkin Park was never good in the first place.

Exactly. They have talent unlike MJs crappy music - EmilyFire009

Not if Michael Jackson wasn't overrated... - Alkadikce

Do you mean Chester? He was no Michael Jackson but still amazing. He wasn't bad at all. - Userguy44

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7 Numb and In The End aren't their best songs.

Ok those are overrated but better than most songs - EmilyFire009

So everyone is overrated who has better songs than the most famous? (not saying they're not overrated, it's just that I don't get the reasoning) - Alkadikce

Somewhere I belong and One step closer are very good too. - Userguy44

8 They can get really annoying to hear about over time.

If I hear One More Light every time it's annoying, but their good songs aren't. - Userguy44

9 People claim that they are the best alternative band, even though Green Day, Nirvana, and Radiohead are more iconic.

All of those bands are right WITH LP. - EmilyFire009

Green Day is a far better band in comparison. The singer isn't great but he isn't like a overrated pariah that gets attention for only one song (Looking at you In The End) and has a lot more accomplished and is overall better. I really don't see how people consider Linkin Park the best band of the 2000's, if anything their the most overrated of the 2000's.

I could name 45 alternative bands way better then Linkin Park - Mumbizz01

10 They have too many overprotective fans.

Ya. Which means their fan base is better - EmilyFire009

I'm not a die hard LP fan and respect peoples opinions if they don't like them. - Userguy44

And that's the main reason people will have for emptily bashing this list. When has there been a supportive argument for why LP are unique? I personally haven't seen one, apart from "They're awesome" fifty times over. - PositronWildhawk

The fans of this band are not unlike the Slayer fans. Extremely dedicated, and will not take a negative comment. - IronSabbathPriest

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The Contenders

11 The typical movie soundtrack filler band.
12 They're a nu metal band.

So that makes them great - EmilyFire009

No they’re not! - Userguy44

Your point...?

13 Chester Bennington died and the band is getting more attention now

So what. They still got loads of attention - EmilyFire009

This is true and sad at the same time Mostly true

14 Rap and rock don't mix well.

Says who - EmilyFire009

So RATM and Faith No More are bad too? - Userguy44

15 Songs are easy to play

Nobody thinks that except you. Go ahead and try to scream sing like Chester. Send me a video of you failing - EmilyFire009

Listen to A Line In The Sand, Guilty All The Same, and Given Up and tell me if that's easy - TheDarkOne_221b

Same with Nirvana. - Userguy44

16 Mike Shinoda is not the best rapper

He was good enough! - Userguy44

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1. They are claimed to be the best band ever, even though they did not have as much skill as many other bands.
2. Guns N Roses, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, etc have achieved more.
3. Their songs are nothing to write home about.
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