Top Ten Rock Bands that Get the Most Annoying Praise

These are bands that have gotten way more praise than they need.

The Top Ten

1 Nirvana Nirvana 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. more.

They made Smells Like Teen Spirit the most overrated song of all time and they are called the greatest band ever just for that one song - MetalWorldOrder

They are literally called the greatest band ever for just one song - christangrant

That's a fact...And the reason? One song. - Ananya

I think Nirvana should be in the top 3, top 5 at least. - Metal_Treasure

2 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.

Sludgy unlistenable music, annoying vocals and cruddy rapping make this one band whose constant praise completely escapes me. - Mrveteran

The first album wasn't that bad, it was actually good. But the rest are just unlistenable and torture. - Mumbizz01

They have a good ranking on best metal bands too...Reason? Illiteracy - Ananya

I think they are a great band yes - musicgreen

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3 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

I really hate this band, It's so overrated for one song, It's really so annoying - " I love Amy! " " Bring me to life is the best song ever! " - Ananya

I wish Bring me To Life wasn't so overdone. - lavashooter

For literally one song. - NuMetalManiak

4 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.

Seriously they are so praised, they are more overrated than Nirvana. - NuMetalManiak

Alright mainstream rock music, but nowhere near as good as many people would claim. - Mrveteran

I so much agree with this. - Metal_Treasure

5 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

Like Jimmy Page has been stated one of the fastest guitarists. - zxm

6 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.
7 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.
8 Creed Creed Creed is an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

Sorry, but Scott Stapp sucks as a vocalist. He's the only member of Creed I don't want to listen to over and over again. Alter Bridge was way better anyways as the former Creed members showcased more creativity in their musicianship than they did in Creed. - NuMetalManiak

9 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.

This band doesn't get that much of praises. Bono is on top of "Worst Rock Voices" list. I don't think it's a praise. - zxm

10 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They more.

I'm starting to see Pantera on TheTopTens more often than I am seeing X-Japan, and that was a LONG time ago when X-Japan was literally on the tops of music lists on this site and that was annoying. Seriously, stop making Pantera the next X-Japan. - NuMetalManiak

The Contenders

11 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.
12 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.

Yes, fight me. Nickelback is on here for the amount of praise they are getting lately, just because of the amount of hate you are seeing (which is a lot slimmer than the amount of praise in reality) pisses you off. - NuMetalManiak

They get too much hate to be honest a lot of the hate they get is not deserved.

What praise? I thought they were one of the most hated bands in recent memory. - Mrveteran

They are actually bashed. - Lucretia

13 Marilyn Manson 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. more.
14 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.

Recently there has been kind of "a war" about this band. But I let it go. Neither I am defending nor attacking this band. I don't care about this band's reputation anymore. - zxm

15 Slayer Slayer more.

I think they deserve the praise - jack2244

16 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.

For example - Highway to Hell has been called one of the greatest riffs of all time. But no one ever noticed All Right Now of Free's. both of these riffs sound very similar. Then why one should always get the praise while other one is totally unnoticed. - zxm

17 Ghost Ghost Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 3 studio albums, 1 live album and 2 EPs. Each album brings in a new version of Papa more.

One of the most generic metal bands I have ever heard. And poppy as hell. Overpraised for nothing. - Metal_Treasure

I think I finally found a band that you and me disagree with. I actually love Ghost but I consider them to be more Rock. I respect your opinion though. - cjWriter1997

CjWriter1997, I am glad we are on the same page again - I hate the Grammys, too. Especially the Metal Grammys - they have been a disgrace to metal for 30 years. Metal community and metal musicians should withdraw metal category from the Grammys asap. Metal Grammys only give metal a bad name - Ghost song was presented as the best of metal released in 2015 when it's not. I even made a list about it long ago - Top 10 Proofs Metal Grammy Awards Are Untrustworthy and Misleading.

Back to my opinion about Ghost: their Metal Grammy isn't the only sign they are annoyingly overpraised though. - Metal_Treasure

CjWriter1997, I respect your opinion, too. Here are some of the reasons I don't like Ghost:
As you said, they are more like a rock band but they won the 2016 Grammy for Best Metal Performance. For the song Cirice. What is so mindblowing here - the guitar solo, drumming or vocals? Or its complexity and epicness? This song is nowhere near the Best Metal Performance from 2015 albums. Not even sure it's a metal song - the only metal element is the riff, which is... a close variation of the intro to Raining Blood by Slayer.
Next, their song Ritual - one of their most popular songs, also considered one of their best. The metal element is the riff, which is... a ripoff of Symphony Of Destruction by Megadeth.
But Megadeth never got a metal Grammy... I can go on but you got my idea. - Metal_Treasure

The Grammy's never were a trustworthy award show for metal bands anyway. Somehow Dystopia is Metal but Hardwired is not? Never liked the Grammy's. Felt like it was all corporate and made to please the masses. And didn't Crawling by Linkin Park also won Best Metal Performance once? Yeah, not sure about that one. - cjWriter1997

18 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.

Ew Cold Play...

19 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).

A case where the overhyping ruins the band. On their own, they're perfectly fine but due to the endless overpraising by both critics and fans, it has become nearly impossible to listen to this band without all the baggage of how you either must love them or don't appreciate real music or something like that. - Mrveteran

20 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
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