Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 11

201 Anberlin Anberlin Anberlin was an American rock band formed in Winter Haven, Florida in 1998. Since the beginning of 2007, the band consisted of lead vocalist Stephen Christian, guitarists Joseph Milligan and Christian McAlhaney, bassist Deon Rexroat, and drummer Nathan Young.

So underrated

Sooo low its discouraging! Such a great band!

202 NOFX NOFX NOFX are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 1983 by vocalist/bassist Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin. Drummer Erik Sandin joined NOFX shortly after.

Genius and hilarious lyrics. Actually cerebral yet funny and touch on a lot of political topics. Wolves in wolves clothing is one of the greatest albums of all time as a peoples revolution anarchist

First, put this best band as the best. Stupid planet doesn't know the definition of punk. Listen to NOFX and it will change your life. Come on!

Great punk band. Check out "The Decline"

Punk rock gods

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203 Metric

Damn solid group. I wish I'd found them years ago

Metric is great

204 Heaven's Basement
205 Kansas Kansas Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind".

It is disgusting that this band receives so little to no public recondition, yet it easily deserves to be in the top ten of best rock bands In history. That may sound like an arrogant thing to say, but listen to the band there guitarist and you'll find they match the quality of Angus McKinnon Young, there drummer is unmatchable, there singers sing at the level of Freddy Mercury (not to mention they all play at least one instrument). They are unmatched all together and therefore forced me to spend 3 years trying to find a more perfect band -- none, even the Beatles, lead zeppelin, and Queen are out-gunned. Give this band a chance music lovers.

A very underrated band, known only for Carry on Wayward Son and Dust In The Wind, both of which are nowhere near their best song. They are, in my opinion, the best progressive rock band out there, or at least best American Progressive Rock band, and songs such as Journey From Mariabron, Lamplight Symphony, The Pinnacle, Miracles out of Nowhere, Magnum Opus, Lightning's Hand, Sparks of the Tempest, and A Glimpse of Home are really great songs, and I bet if you listen to them, you will find them better than most other bands, including many other Prog bands such as Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, and King Crimson.

Possibly best band EVER! An example of there greatness is their best song ever "Carry on Wayward Son"

These guys are great! They kind of remind me of the band Boston.

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206 INXS INXS INXS were an Australian rock and pop band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales.

Inxs is the greatest band in the world! They should be #1 on the list! Their hit including "Need You Tonight", "Never Tear Us Apart", "What You Need", "New Sensation", and even more will always leave a legacy in the rock n' roll business. Plus, they've dominated the world with their awesome music since the late 70's. INXS FOREVER!

This is a joke right? I've scrolled through about 50 bands I never even heard of to get to Inxs! One of the greatest bands ever! Live baby live enough said! - Davey7830

Why are INXS #248? This list is strange!

This is a pop band, should not be on this list - frankmartin

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207 Mayday Parade Mayday Parade Mayday Parade is an American rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. Their debut EP Tales Told by Dead Friends was released in 2006, and sold over 50,000 copies without any label support.

What you heard is the most moving, inspiring song! They accompany me during the hard-time, tell me Never say die no matter whatever I come across. That is me and my Stubbornness.

When you are listening to them, you need't to care about your age, your sex, your past or your future. When you are in the rhythm, sometimes you maybe feel you are in a really romantic surroundings even if what we hear belongs to rock. The lyrics and the rhythms created by Mayday indicate that what we really need do is that leave yourself as it really is!

There is a pure place in there hearts, and they are trying their best to express what they feel, what they see, and what they are willing to see. They also believe that music can touch one's heart, maybe just the only one line... I will accompany them and their music-music can change the world and clear your inner feeling. Thank you, Mayday! Ashin, Monster, Masa, Stone, Ming, I'm really happy to meet you, to be with you~

My favorite band, their music is so perfect and creative. Different from any other band I have heard.

This band needs more attention. I recommend new people to listen to Terrible Things, it's one of my most favorite songs ever. - MillieTrina_Prower

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208 Kyuss

Eventually became Queens of the Stone Age
Awesome band

209 Foghat Foghat Foghat are an English rock band formed in London in 1971. The band is known for its prominent use of electric slide guitar in its music.

Another classic rock band. I think they deserve a higher spot than this. They're sort of Boogie Rock too.

Another Great Band. Vet your heads out of your asses!

210 Zebra Zebra Zebra is a hard rock band founded in 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It features Randy Jackson, Felix Hanemann and Guy Gelso.

Released four studio albums. Debut sold the best, Third album is the most melodic but all four all worthy listens. - frankmartin

211 Evans Blue

Their best song is probably This Time It's Different. If you haven't heard it yet, you're missing out!

212 Simply Red

I loved Simply Red in the 1980's. The music however hasn't stood the test of time.

More importantly Simply Red should be removed from this list as not even by the stretch of the imagination a rock band.

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213 Miss May I Miss May I Miss May I is an American metalcore band from Troy, Ohio. Formed in 2007, they signed to Rise Records in 2008 and released their debut album, Apologies Are for the Weak through the label while the members were still attending high school.
214 Unleash The Archers
215 The Nerves
216 St. Vincent St. Vincent Anne Erin "Annie" Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
217 Styx

A lot of the reasons for adults still thinking bands like Styx, Kansas, and Journey are any good are centred around pure nostalgia and lack of musical knowledge. This band in particular is merely a second rate amalgam of moments copied from superior artists - if you can't hear this you really should broaden your musical tastes.

Why is this band at #142 something wrong here. At least in top ten.

Styx is THE most underrated rock bands of all time. One the best live shows you could see with Dennis Deyoung as frontman. He ranks right up there as a singer. Seven top 10 hits and 35M albums. They might not have invented the power ballads or the concept albums or the three part harmonies but they were the best at it. They had a great run from 75 to 83. Not many have accomplished this. They should have been inducted years ago into the hall of fame. What a shame!

Styx, seriously? Ugh.

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218 OneRepublic OneRepublic OneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.

They have 2 albums Dreaming out loud(2008"2009), Waking up(2009"2011)... The band has 5 members - Ryan Tedder(Vocals), Eddie Fisher(Drums), Zach Filkins(Guitar, Brent Kutzle(Cello) and Drew Brown(Bass guitar)...
OneRepublic made radio history when with their first single, "Apologize", received the largest amount of airplay in history with 10,331 plays in one week. One of the hardest working bands, with a lot of talent... One of their specialties is that, they are multi-talented...

HOW are they this low on the list?! Their music is so amazing! My favorite songs from them are Secrets, Good Life, and If I Lose Myself, but I love all their songs to be honest. They should AT LEAST be in the top 50. Please go listen to their songs and you won't regret it because their lyrics are incredible, and Ryan Tedder has an amazing voice!

Indeed they are very talented and underrated. The lead singer Ryan Tedder is also a music composer who produces music for likes such as Leona Lewis, Adele, Adam Lambert, Jordin sparks, Beyonce and so forth.

They're The Best Pop Rock/Punk Band Right Up With Green Day And Blink 182, They Should Be Higher! - VideoGamefan5

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219 Jet

1 2 3 take my hand and come with me cause they are fine and they should be number one

Top Aussie Band, Was one of the better bands in the garage rock revival scene of the early 2000s. Have great guitar driven songs but also have a nice ballady/softer side. Highly recommend Get Born to any fan of rock, especially those who are interested in garage rock revival and bands like The Strokes and The White Striples

220 Iced Earth Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.

This band is awesome. How can it not already be on the list?

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