Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 11

201 Sick Puppies Sick Puppies Sick Puppies is an Australian rock band, formed in 1997. Sick Puppies rose to prominence in 2006 when their song "All the Same" was uploaded along with a video to YouTube.

The bass in this band is stunning. The female bassist is if not the best, one of the greatest bassists I have heard. She can play and hit every note fast while still getting the nice bass sound. The singers voice can range from a nice calm song to a hardcore song that makes you want to turn into Rambo.

More of a Alternative Rock/Hard Rock

This one deserves forth place... Or second. One of the best bands on EARTH!

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202 The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses at 271? They influenced started the so called "Brit-pop" era of the 90s as well as producing their self titled album which for me is an all-time great.

The Stone Roses should definitely be higher. One of my all time favourite bands and influenced so many other artists!

Woeful list, Stone Roses are possibly the best band since the end of the 70's.

Ian Brown is awesome

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203 Anti-Flag Anti-Flag

The best band ever! Justin sane is pure awesome, so is Chris baker... They should be in the top 10

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204 The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada is an American metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2005. It consists of members Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Andy Trick, and Daniel Williams.
205 Armor For Sleep
206 The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

Seeing The Smiths this far down doesn't surprise me at all. One of the best bands in the history of music indeed, they have influenced every single act that has come out of the British rock since 1987, but they wouldn't be The Smiths if they achieved mainstream success. The Smiths stand for the outcasts, for the outsiders, for the alternative. Morrissey's lyrics entwined with Johnny Marr's melodic guitar playing gives us the most prominent songrwiting partnership since Lennon/McCartney. However, honey is not made for the lamb's snout. Let them stick to Linkin Park and Chester Bennington,30 seconds to mars and Avenged Sevenfold while we listen to the real thing.

Absolute travesty to see the genius of The Smiths so far down on this list. Daring and never seen before lyricism, one of the best guitarists to ever exist and hugely underrated bass and drums from Rourke and Joyce. This band has inspired the likes of the Oasis and Radiohead for crying out loud people!

No other band had more influence on 90s alternative singer-songwriters as Morrissey and The Smiths. Without The Smiths, "emo" would have never existed. Morrissey made it OK to say exactly how you felt about being awkward, nerdy, geeky and misunderstood. Johnny Marr's famous guitar stutter effect on "How Soon Is Now? " would forever change the sound of alternative rock guitar forever and spawn thousands of copycats.

genius.

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207 Whitesnake Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

Yes Whitesnake was around before 87's big hit Still of the Night and Here I Go Again was a hit in 82 for them in
Europe! It America a while to catch on to them! They band was a hard rocking bluesy band not the glam band with
Screaming guitar that came later. Coverdale voice was original deep and bluesy until he started the screaming.
The live album Live in the Heart of the City is a classic and start here if you never heard earlier Whitesnake. The
Last few albums have been awesome also more like early whitesnake but of course keeping their harder sound.
Jon Lord and Ian Paice from Deep Purple were in the earlier version! Too bad Coverdale has lost his original voice.

I AMAZED SEEING THIS LIST. AFTER THE JUDGMENT DAY, HERE I GO AGAIN, IS THIS LOVE, THE DEEPER THE LOVE WHY THEY ARE HERE? THEY SHOULD BE IN TOP TEN. - RIFATHUSSAIN

Dude! Just listen to "Looking For Love", and see how the David Coverdale/John Sykes duo switches from the bluesy, lovestruck, heart wrenching vocals to an all out, no holds barred wicked onslaught of guitar riffs and angry screeching----- epic stuff! This song characterizes my music taste in one neat little package.

Higher NOW

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208 Traffic Traffic

Traffic was a super-group of their day, and they deserved the acclaim! Jazz-inspired rock with musicianship of the highest caliber. Some of it sounds dated today, but much of their music still sounds as fresh today as it did in the 1960's. I can only believe the low rating is due to people not knowing how good these guys are.

220? Really? Just listen and you'll move them to the top 10!

John barleycorn glad/freedom rider 1970

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209 Alice Nine

Alice Nine is the most rising Japanese Visual Rock Bands in Japan. Their music are always grows and they tried to add other genre and mixed it with Rock like jazz, blues, ballad and some synthesizer.. they're awesome!

Best band ever. Shou's voice is amazing! They aren't a legend, but they deserve for attention too. Hope you like this band

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210 Supertramp

Are you kidding? 409? Listen to their music. Who's list is this anyway?

One of the best bands in the music rock history.

I totally agree that they are "One of the best bands in rock music"... I just nominated them, thinking no one knew who they are.

WHat

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211 Metric

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

Metric is great

212 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!

213 The Calling
214 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

Great punk band. Check out "The Decline"

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215 MGMT MGMT MGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.

I would say that MGMT are more Indie than Rock, but they are still a very good band

216 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.

They may not be super popular but are definitely under-rated! They kick ass!

True! They kick ass! Definitely underrated... Hope they rise up soon to what they deserve

The best music today. Most bands will make the instruments quiet when the start singing, but not Godsmack, they will rock you face off to the very end. And they won't give it back.

Godsmack rocks

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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.

I also think that Styx should have been at least in the top 15 or better.

Really, Styx is barely ahead of weezer, the crappiest band ever, I'd rather listen to damn Taylor swift than weezer. And I hate Taylor swift

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218 INXS INXS INXS were an Australian rock 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!

Come on! INXS at one time was one of biggest bands in the world..

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219 Apocalyptica Apocalyptica Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén. V 1 Comment
220 Kyuss

Eventually became Queens of the Stone Age
Awesome band

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