Top 10 Reasons Why Linkin Park Is Overrated


The Top Ten

1 Their songs are nothing to write home about.
2 They are claimed to be the best band ever, even though they did not have as much skill as many other bands.

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.

3 Guns N Roses, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, etc have achieved more.

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

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

What kind of a point is this, it's like comparing Elvis to nirvana which are two completely different things with completely different styles. - Cheese567

I agree, Linkin Park WERE good, first two albums were great. But ever since then it's been one disappointment after the other. A Thousand Suns and Living Things were laughable. They also played with Paul McCartney and Jay Z, obviously McCartney was the star. - IronSabbathPriest

Listen to the songs from The Hunting Party and tell me that they are still sellouts.

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5 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

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

So everyone is overrated who has better songs than the most famous? - Alkadikce

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

7 They have too many overprotective fans.

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

Not all of them - ParkerFang

8 The typical movie soundtrack filler band.
9 Their singer is good, not the best singer ever.

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

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

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

They’re better than Led Zeppelin. Fight me! - Userguy44

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

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The Contenders

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

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

12 They're a nu metal band.

No they’re not! - Userguy44

Your point...?

13 Songs are easy to play

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

14 Mike Shinoda is not the best rapper

He was good enough! - Userguy44

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

This is true and sad at the same time Mostly true

16 Rap and rock don't mix well.

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

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Top Remixes

1. Their songs are nothing to write home about.
2. The typical movie soundtrack filler band.
3. They can get really annoying to hear about over time.
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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