Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 9

161 Red Rider
162 Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart.

Seriously, they are the WORST.

Their very existence is an affront to lovers of good music everywhere. Every note causes me pain.

Very under-rated. In the US they are a one hit wonder (One Week) but they are YUGE in Canada! Very loyal fan base (even in the States) Great live show! They improv songs and play around with the audience. Heartbreaking breakup gives us 2 albums each release instead of one, but the whole was greater than the sum of it's parts.

Even worse than Nickelback if that's possible. Only Moxy Fruvous surpass them in foulness and shame - sorry rest of world! Signed : Canada.

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163 Beastie Boys Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.

This is one of the biggest of the many insults on this list. A lot of you are like,"there so stupid there not even rock". Listen to sabotage, that'll answer that stupid statement. They had one of the most influential and inspiring impacts in music history. Linkin Park and Eminem both said The Beastie Boys were one of the bands they found most inspiring. Stop disliking because you can, and realize what the Beastie Boys of done. At that time, what they did was unheard of and completely new. Not many people can make a completely new style like they did.

Transcended rap to become alternative icons, from the most unlikely beginning to creating works of genius, Beasties did it all and then some. They are rock, they are hip-hop, they are everything good in popular music. KICK IT!

The beastie boy's are legendary, it's pretty sad they aren't even in the top 100

There isn't one album these guys made that isn't great. Not good, GREAT. And three of them are game changing classics. Only Public Enemy are on the same level.

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164 Gentle Giant Gentle Giant Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members.

Really makes me sad that a band like this is at such a low position. All that complexity, skill, and musicianship...

The picture is scaring me, get rid of it please

Probably the most musically complex band in rock history.
What's that you said about King Crimson?

165 Blue Oyster Cult Blue Oyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".

BLUE OYSTER CULT remains a band that though have been around for more than 40 ' years still just hasn't claimed what was undoubtedly, by all right its own- a top-notch place among the greatest bands ever. Alas! But it still continues to show its true, pristine colors by doing live shows throughout the U. S and thus always keeping up to its side of terms. And its followers, irrespective of how so few they may be in number, continue to worship them with an unbreakable faith. Buck Dharma to me is in the same league (if not the superior) to Frank Zappa, Van Halen and other unbelievably good guitarists of their contemporary era. For me, undoubtedly the MOST UNDERRATED BAND and LEAD GUITARIST of the 20th century. But I will keep on believing in them till my last breath. My Heroes-B.O. C and Buck Dharma.
P. S: I'M BURNIN'.. I'M BURNIN'.. I'M BURNIN' FOR YOU!

these guys are actually the greatest band ever, people just dont know more than 3 songs by them. COME ON! dont fear the reaper is the greatest song ever and they have the greatest guitarist.

Such a strange, singular band of it's era - rock, pop, psych, all tied up with lyrics that draw from mysticism, horror and poetry. Really not heavy metal in the traditional sense, just it's own many - headed collective. Name is quite apt as they were slightly too strange for true mass appeal, but until the ouster of A. Bouchard, one of the great American bands. The Unknown Tongue has spoken!

"I got a fever, and the only prescription, is more cowbell". Seriously, don't fear the reaper and burnin for you are amazing songs.

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166 Keane Keane Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin and Tom Chaplin.

Full of poetry and sense, Keane is magic and great music for everybody - pilibelleza

They're just incredible! Listen to Tom's voice and the lyrics and you'll understand immediately... - Eline

Listening to Keane's music is a whole experience, from their early's simple, tender words and unique sound; to their later, more energetic, awesome and electric music.

Every album(4) and EP(1) they released, entered the charts on the 1st spot.

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168 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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169 Attila Attila Attila is an American metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2005. Frontman Chris Fronzak started the band in high school and, not wanting to use typical death metal terms, adopted the name from Attila the Hun, which he came across in a book.

Above Joy Division?! What is this madness?!

It's pretty obvious the Fronz is god

170 Firehouse

I'm shocked that none of the people voted for firehouse... They were tmalso one of the best band that influenced people during the 90's... They deserve a better position.

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171 Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.

A brilliant 32 years career (and counting), with countless top 10 hits.
Always surprising and innovatory, stylish and class.
Sold over 80 millions albums worldwide.
2 Brit Awards
2 Grammy Awards
1 Q Awards
1 MTV Video Music Awards
2 Ivor Novello Awards
1 GQ Lifetime Achievement
If you think DD is only Ordinary World, Notorious, Wild Boys, The Reflex, Hungry Like The wolf or Girls On Film...
YOU'RE SO WRONG!
Try and listen a few more DD songs and... You'll become a Duranie, just like me. :-)

My idols. My inspiration. The best POP, ROCK group.. In the entire world. Long live Duran Duran!

You must be kidding me
Who invented the video clip who made the change in the music industry
Which band started selling over the net
Its duran duran damn it

This is pop not rock.

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172 Sublime Sublime Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.

One of the greatest bands ever and had one of the greatest bassist and guitarist you could find

This is one of the greatest bands ever.

Bands like bvb, My Chemical Romance, fob, and basically every other form of cancer come before sublime. ouch.

Wow...this is way too low. Their style is so extensive. Especially in Robin' the Hood.

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173 The Cars The Cars The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer ...read more.

The Cars are one of my favorite bands because they still sound fresh and have a really great sound. People obviously forgot about them because they should be much higher!

One of my favorite bands back in the 80's and still today. Been listening to them lately on YouTube.

People forgot about the cars obviously. needs to be way higher up

Best rock band ever. Their music is still fresh.

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174 Sonic Youth Sonic Youth Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.

What is wrong with you people. No band is more original than Sonic Youth, they basically shaped noise rock and made there own style of music. They have not made one bad album (excluding NYC Ghosts and Flowers, nobody liked that crap) and every song is different form the last.

Long live Thurston Moore, Lee Ronaldo, Kim Gordon, and Steve Shelly.

So many great albums, but not for mass consumption I guess. Take the expressway to your skull!

One of the most important bands ever!

Kim Gordon and Chrissie Hynde most kickass women ever to grace rock. SY are the shiz.

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175 Interpol

Their first album is a masterpiece that can't be overlooked, one of the best of the last 30 years. Atmospheric, moody, fantastic delivery from Paul Banks and they had one of the greatest bassists out there for a while. Definitely deserves a heck of a lot more than 2013

Turn on The Bright Lights is easily one of the best albums ever created. This band deserves much more recognition. If you don't believe me give them a try. Usually I'd recommend a particular song but with Interpol you simply cannot go wrong.

Go listen to them and you will understand what I am trying to get at. - george23234

Oh wow, these dudes are here, I love their stuff, I don't remember the names though...yeah these guys should be higher

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176 Five for Fighting

One man. Tons of talent. His voice is amazing, and there is literally so much talent he could easily take on Coldplay or The Fray. Piano rock at it's best!

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177 Kasabian Kasabian Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards.

#144! Dear god, what is happening?

Kasabian in my mind are one of the greatest bands of the modern age, let me just throw some songs at you:

-Underdog
-Fast Fuse
-Fire
-Shoot The Runner
-Velociraptor
-Where Did All The Love Go?

Kasabian are fantastic and they don't deserve to be this low

Great band from the UK. Very unique style. Definitely should be in the top 50.

An amazing band with some great songs

Nobody likes Kasabian?

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178 The Pretty Reckless

With a vocalist Taylor Momsen known from her role in the T.V. series "Gossip Girl". Great music, strong voice and strong songs! Seen them live and they are amazing! Love them!

The Best Woman (Hard Rock) Voice On The Word. The Best Choked Voice And Special Tone Of Voice On The Word (Taylor Momsen)

Taylor Momsen is definitely the best vocalist I've ever heard... Live versions sound even better than studio!

Smells like poop

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179 T. Rex T. Rex T. Rex were an English glam rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band initially called Tyrannosaurus Rex, released four folk albums under this banner.

The first ever glam rockers, Marc Bolan did something truly unique here, and who knows what they would have done if it wasn't for that car crash

Influenced artists as diverse as The Smiths and Prince, and Slash and Steven Tyler are also fans of them

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180 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.

Along with High On Fire, the absolute kings of all they survey. Every album is damned amazing.

The fact that this band is 200 spots behind that atrocious band Bring Me The Horizon is sad

Everyone in this band is awesome, all their albums are awesome, ergo MASTODON IS AWESOME.

I totally agree this band should be way higher than some of these rookie bands.

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