Top 10 Best Modern Rock Bands
Linkin park have forever been an iconic band. Their music has lit up the lives of audiences worldwide and created such a solid foundation for new and upcoming rock bands to build from. Chester Bennington sang like an angel and screamed like a devil, a phrase that many LP fans will easily recognise. Those iconic and pain filled vocals mixed with Mike Shinodas amazing instrumental and rap skills are what created them. Them and the other band members really built the band up from the ground, helping it to become the amazing genre crossing band we know and love. This band will forever sit close to my heart, as well as the legacy Chester Bennington set. That man did everything for that band because he simply loved it, he even performed with a broken ankle, because he wouldn't let the fans down. I don't know any other band with as much dedication that Linkin Park had to the music and fans. RIP Chester, your legacy lives on through us.
What I love about Linkin Park is the diversity of sounds incorporated into their music, as well the emotion and real-life connections in each song. For example, two completely different songs can be found on the same album: Given up, a song with powerful screams dealing with the struggles of everyday life, and Hands Held High, which incorporates deep raps and group vocals to bash the corruption of government. Also, unlike many bands, the members maintain close friendships with one another, and alcohol and/or drug abuse probably isn't going to cause the band to implode. They are all just a bunch of honest, genuine, hard- working guys.
One of the best rock bands in the history of music. Chester Bennington sings with so much soul and pain that its not surprising to know that he experienced the same pain in his childhood. The lyrics and the themes are so euphonious and soothing that you just can't stop listening to them. And it would be a disgrace to forget the guitar and drum tunes, such power and
Creativity. And some tunes strike a chord so powerful that one would feel their own pain, happiness, guilt, anger, will... being expressed by the songs. the list goes on and on. Linkin Park rocks! You will always be the best whatsoever. Hope you make the 100 million albums sold mark soon and that you come to India soon.. Was with u, am still with u, will be with U... Always...
Linkin Park is the most awesome band in the world. The best thing about them is that they continue to experiment with new things and explore new genres. Quoting Chester Bennington, "The last thing we want is to become just mere caricatures of ourselves." The songs are mostly targeted to the adolescents and young adults, and they boast of one of the best suggestive lyrics ever! The combination of Mike Shinoda and Chester sounds super cool! If you are a young adult right now I'm sure you have Hybrid Theory kept on repeat on your track. Some of their best songs songs are listed below, which you should try if you are new to Linkin Park. I'm sure you would get hooked to them -
2. In the End
3. Burn it Down
4. New Divide
5. What I've Done
6. Breaking the Habit
9. Lost in the Echo
10. Roads Untraveled
P.S. The list is randomly numbered so don't care much about the ranks.
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I don't understand how bands like linkin park get such a strong fan base when the messages in their songs are so scattered that I hate them for it. BB is the band that has song that are so different but also the same. Their songs are that of emotion and passion, the likes of which is lost in most of todays music genera. This bands songs can make my eyes water, my body move, and my smile come about all in one album. And that is consistent where as linkin park just seems to be throwing things out now a days. In my opinion that is. Music affects different people in different ways with different sounds and this is what I believe
I LOVE Breaking Benjamin! The first song I ever heard was Rain, and it's been one of my favorite songs ever since and I have loved Breaking Benjamin ever since. I have not heard a single song from them that I didn't absolutely love. Benjamin Burnley is pure genius! His voice is so beautiful and his lyrics are seriously amazing. I was beyond happy to hear that they have a new album coming out and they're touring. My boyfriend and I drove six hours just to see them play, and we were not disappointed. By far the best show I've been to so far, and I've seen Linkin Park live. BB is definitely better in my opinion.
These guys are hands down the absolute BEST! Linkin Park should not be number one here! They left the rock radar around 2008 and went more mainstream. They are like a darker and less poppy Maroon 5 after that. 3dg should also not even be on this list. The last time they were relevant was One-X. After all of these years BB is still getting better in each album. Ember is so different, yet so familiar. After meeting them at Marathon Music works in Nashville, they are some of the humblest and most awesome people, especially when you consider their level of success. They are one of the few remaining successes of the early 00's. Breaking Benjamin is #1 on this list!
BB is just the best band ever; I've listened to a lot of rock bands, but these guys are just so so talented, humbled, sweet and super amazing. They really care about their fans and always do the best for them. I'm so honored to be a small part of their amazing fans and fanbass.
First of all this is how the list should be.
1. Three Days Grace
2. Linkin Park
3. Sick Puppies (underrated)
4. Rise Against
5. Crossfade ( super underrated ). This site sickens me there's no reason why Sick Puppies and Crossfade should be ranked under bands that aren't even bands. None of you people know anything about good rock music... Especially modern rock. I'll suggest 1 so g from every band I just listed and I encourage you to listen to it. Three Days Grace - Never Too Late. Linkin Park - Crawling. Sick Puppies - Pitiful. Rise Against - Hero of War. Crossfade - Cold. Thank You to everyone REAL rock fan who actually listened to the songs I just listed. If you don't like those songs... I suggest you transfer to reggae music. Thank You
I've been listening to Three Days Grace for years on end. Since the day I was 4 years old. Back in 2006, when Adam had released One-X with the band, I was hooked when my mom showed me one of the songs. I still remember the first song I listened to them which was It's All Over. When I listened to it, I asked my mom with my four year old voice and words to play all the three days grace songs that were released at the time and I listened to them everyday. Years and years later, I still listen to them. I was pretty bummed when I heard Adam left back in 2013, but I didn't stop listening to them. After the Human album came out, I was so pumped and nowadays, I don't really like their Outsider album but I just love all of their other albums. My 16 favorites from 16 to 1 are listed as follows:
14. Tell Me Why
13. Human Race
12. I Am Machine
11. Fallen Angel
9. Animal I Have Become
8. Let It Die
7. Chalk Outline
I have listened to uncountable bands, but NOTHING beats this band! Don't believe me? Listen to my top ten three days grace songs (not in order) Here's the overview of the band
-Equally badass on live stage/ acoustic sessions
-A unique and distinctive style of music
-Un ending awesomeness: Most bands face difficulties when the frontman/lead vocalist leaves suddenly... THIS... THIS band became even more bad ass
Here's the song list
Animal I have become
Let it die
Time of dying
Just like you
Never too late
Someone who cares
By the way, time of dying was the first TDG song I listened and the first Rock song I liked, made me the Rock fan I am
Best band ever!
Adam got the most special voice I've ever heard.. Unlike most of the rock bands these day..
Add to it the the beautiful lyrics and awesome playing and what can you ask more?
And I don't understand how avanged from all bands passed them, avanged is really like pop, think about it, why people hear their songs? I don't think its because of the lyrics, I mean all their lyrics is about evil power and death and more creepy things..
So I'll tell you, because of m shadow's catchy voice and the fast solos.. And when no one cares about the lyrics we all can just go hear gangam style or somthing
Green Day blends unique sounds with high-octane guitar riffs and drum beats. Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt are two of the best at their instruments, and Billy Joe Armstrong lends his vocals in a fantastic blend. Their lyrics started simplistic, but over time grew to be the deepest and most though-provoking in the business. With songs like Jesus of Suburbia, Holiday, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, and Letterbomb, American Idiot proves to be their best album. The rock opera stands apart from even 21st Century Breakdown as the most relevant and patronizing albums of the day. Dookie has some amazing singles as well, from Basket Case and Longview to Welcome to Paradise and When I Come Around. The aforementioned 21st Century Breakdown has some great tracks as their third-best, notably 21 Guns and Peacemaker. Other albums have great songs as well, like Brain Stew and Jaded from Insomniac, Hitchin a Ride and Time of Your life from Nimrod, and Church on Sunday and Misery on Warning. Green Day stands ...more
COME ON! Punk's Not Dead because of this band! I can't decide if Green Day or Linkin Park is greater but I can tell that Green Day is certainly better than the ones on No. 2, 3 and 4. What the hell? Do you even think before you vote?
Just listen to boulevard of broken dreams, 21 Guns, Wake me up when September ends, American Idiot, Longview and Basket Case, and then dare tell me that all these bands are better than Green Day. Please, you are misleading the young listeners...
Green Day is not just a typical rock band. Green Day's songs show more than typical lyrics that discusses common topics like love, loss and all those things. Some songs discuss these common topics but most stand out because they are a way of speaking out to the government. It is a way of protest.
Green Day is surely one of the greatest bands of this era.
To be clear since it says "modern bands" I will say Green Day 2000-present is the greatest. Don't get me wrong 90s Green Day is just as good, but probably comes second to Nirvana out of all 90s bands. Combine the Clash, the Replacements and the Who all into one band, and make it work? Green Day is probably the only band who could do it. American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown are the closest we will ever get to another Who type rock opera.
Linkin Park? Number 1?
Let's be completely serious here, Linkin Park is a joke. If they were the last "rock" band on the planet I wouldn't listen to them. I listened to them when I was like 10, but that was before I knew what good music was.
Avenged Sevenfold is what a rock/metal band is all about. Every album they put out is a different experience for the listener. Avenged Sevenfold has something for everyone. You have M. Shadows who has such an unique voice that it can't compare to anyone else. You have Syn and Zacky tearing it up on guitar. Johnny is a monster on the bass. Then of course you have the Rev who is just an amazing drummer. Even then Arin Is doing just as great of a job. This is definitely the best modern band of our generation in my opinion. They are destined to be called classic rock in the future.
I think most people can agree that most of the music that the "normal" will listen to doesn't include rock on their list (highest they'll go is probably alternative). I listen to rock for three reasons: 1) The message behind the song. 2) The background music. 3) The attitude of the songs. Avenged Sevenfold is perfect if you are looking for those reasons. They will make songs for the subjects that matter, like the problems people have to go through everyday or when they lost there drummer they made songs about him too. Each song sounds different two, examples: Dear god goes for a soft rock tone for most of it while Afterlife uses more classical instruments like a piano or violin. If you want a rock band with everything you could look for in rock, I recommend this band.
Avenged Sevenfold is one of the best, if not the best modern rock/metal/alternative rock band. Each album has a diverse and unique sound. And every aspect of their music is great. From Zacky and Syn's crazy duel solos to the heavy metal riffs and crazy drum fills. And lets not forget the legendary singer for the band: Matt Shadows. His unique voice and his overall talent adds a whole new layer to their music. And it is truly amazing. And how could we forget Johnny Christ? The talented and beer loving bassist of Avenged Sevenfold. He has some pretty cool bass lines too. Overall Avenged Sevenfold is a great band with a unique sound and deserves number one. There is many more reasons why, but they would be way to many to name.
These guys have more talent than the vast majority. Their creativity with their vocals and dueling guitars are their staple. Sadly, Their drumming was standout caliber as well, until the unfortunate passing of Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan. One of their guitarists, Syn Gates, is in a league of his own. Whether your a fan of milder or harder takes on the genre of rock, one thing cannot be denied, Avenged Sevenfold plays a pivotal role in retaining the standards and relevance of modern rock music. This band is a top 5 lock, #1-2 potential given the exact criteria for ranking.
Skillet is one of the BEST MUSICIANS OUT THERE no doubt and for those of y'all who are saying they're not good, try to listen to pretty much all artist out there and lets see if they can do well as Skillet, Hard Rock with lots of chord progression, with Violins etc. added and diversity of music range, not only Hard Rock but Electronics, Gospel and literally almost every genre along with having such Meaningful songs. Skillet ONE OF THE GREATEST MUSICIANS IN HISTORY
The reason why Skillet should be number one is not just because they play (in my mind) the best music, but they also do a lot more with their music than most bands. I know adding violins and cellos would not work for every rock band, but for Skillet, this just adds to the skill level at which they perform and sounds amazing! I could go on for a very long time about why this band is the best, but I believe the best way to tell anyone how great they are is simply this; go see them live. Enough said.
In my opinion, there is bad music, ok/good music, and there is GREAT music. If a song has good music, but not deep lyrics (or vice versa), it's ok. If it has shallow lyrics and bad music, it's a bad song. But if it has deep lyrics AND good music, it's a FREAKING GREAT SONG! Skillet, even if you're not Christian, delivers the highest number of what I would call Great songs! Check em' out! They haven't written a "bad" song yet!
Awake and Alive, Victorious, Hero, Monster, Not Gonna Die, Rise, Undefeated just to name some of their best.
Also if you listen to their albums and see just how they vary their style along a common theme. It makes it so much enjoyable. Lyrically as well in terms of the weight they place on significance and meaning in every song I think is a nice touch. The kind of words that can literally change how you view everything.
They are the best thing music has to offer since the grunge movement. Of course everybody is impressed with Dave Grohl's musicianship, but it's always their chemistry as a band that makes them be better than any contemporary band. They are not a band of posers, they do not pretend to represent a generation, and do not pretend they play are among the best in the world. They just get together and rock out, which is exactly what the other bands are lacking. Rock 'n roll isn't all about elaborate compositions and "the rock star lifestyle" and is best practiced when your friends are next to you - so that you do it for fun and for the love of the craft.
Long live Foo Fighters!
Every song is gold, especially the pretender, bridges burning, long road to ruin, learn to fly, and basically every song so never mind, but Wheels is fantastic. Dave Grohl is an insane drummer, songwriter, and singer, and he can get anyone pumped up any time and he's hilarious. The drummer is crazy good and the bass player and Chris and pat are just crazy man. The Foo FIGHTERS are by FAR the best band with all they're different, but amazing songs. J can't believe their #8 they should be #1 without a doubt. I mean really? Lincoln Park, they're okay but no where near the rock and roll hall if fame, legendary FOO FIGHTERS
Of the five bands above the Foo Fighters, the only one that can be compared to them is Green Day. It's insulting that Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, and Three Days Grace are above them; they wish they were real rock. The Foos are real rock. They are the last modern classic rock band and need to be appreciated for their greatness. Legendary rock artists like Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Beatles (Paul and Ringo), and others have all showed what big fans they are of the Foo Fighters. As long as they are modern, (technically) rock isn't dead.
I'm 50 years old and have played in bands all my life. We I saw the Foo Fighters back in 2008, they are genius to draw you into their world while they play their songs. Amazing show. I took my son for his first Rock Concert. Hard to top a concert when your first was the Foo Fighters. My son saw Taylor Hawkins playing the drums and looked at me and said: "I want to be a drummer". Foo Fighters draw you in and make you want to play music forever. Check out what this did for my son Adam www.Youtube.com/adamtl7 One of his first drum covers was a Foo Fighters tune. He's covered Three Days Grace, Foo Fighters, System of a Down, A7X, Dream Theater, Bullet For My Valentine. Looks like most of these bands are in the top of the top. My 50th birthday is in September and I'll be on stage playing Foo Fighter songs. Wheels, Learn to Fly, Times Like These, Everlong and of course... My Hero because my son is now my hero and I get to share the stage with my son on drums. Thank you Foo Fighters!
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the greatest band ever! They currently hold the world record for most number 1 hits on the alternative rock charts, and have, like Linkin Park, combined several different forms of music together. Funk, Punk, Alternative Rock, and Rap have all been genres they have written music in. They are the band of a generation. Hell, I'll even create a list of their greatest songs for all those out there that might want it: By the way, Can't stop, Venice Queen, Around the World, Scar Tissue, Purple Stain, Cabron, Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder Cover), Havana Affair (Ramones Cover), The Adventures of Raindance Maggie, Look Around, True Men Don't Kill Coyotes, Californication, Readymade, Purple stain, Under The Bridge, Save The Population, Give It Away, Even You Brutus? , Soul To Squeeze... Those are just a few off the top of my head. Just listen to them, and try no to J your pants.
In my humble opinion the RHCP are the greatest modern rock band and belong in the conversation for greatest band of all time PERIOD. They have a truly unique sound that has evolved and matured over 30 years of being awesome. Not to mention their live shows are totally kick ass and Flea & Ant are two of the coolest mofos to ever walk the planet. That being said this list is totally and complete messed up for so many reasons.
1) Nickelback is on the list... AND IN THE TOP 20?!?
2) Metallica is not in the top 10?!? (They are #45 what? ) Seriously people the Black Album is one of the greatest of all time. Without Metallica to pioneer heavy metal into the mainstream you can kiss half of these "metal" bands on the list bye-bye. I'm talking to you AX7.
3) I have no issues with LP at #1 or Green Day in the top 5 but Breaking Benjamin & Three Days Grace at 4 & 5... get your heads out of your arsses kids.
4) How is Sound Garden no where to be found and Audio Slave is #85? Chris ...more
Every member posseses a huge amount of creativity and talent. All members have their own platforms in music, as well. When you listen to any of their individual songs, you could listen to an individual instrument and be amazed, and then you could then go back to listening to the full band and still be amazed! This band is legendary and one of the biggest inspirations to many bands. Jesus, they inspired Incubus, however Incubus should be in the top 50 bands, which is unfair.
None of the bands above have the flexibility, sound quality and groove that the Chili Peppers have. Their evolution since their first album to this year's The Gateway is a musical journey that sees them mature in their musical style and performance without letting go of their rocking and funking roots. And they can play anything. They can launch a hit song for the whole world to like, or really deep and more fragile songs. They are my favourite contemporary band.
Come on..! They are much better than Evanescence.
I believe that they deserve to be in top 10 at least...
Linkin Park are good because they have many well-worked songs but papa roach are a true rock band. Avenged Sevenfold are overrated... Their only really special song is Afterlife while Papa have at least 3 special songs in every album. Breaking Benjamin are amazing but they have fewer hits than papa. Only 3DG might deserve a higher place than papa... RHCP was the best band but they are not that new and fresh.
So my top 10:
9. Rise Against
7. Thirty secs to Mars
6. Green Day
4. Breaking Benjamin
3. Linkin Park
1. Papa Roach
Why Papa Roach isn't in the top 10 I will never know. But these guys have some of the best performances in rock today. They are consistent with great hits, you can find at least three in EVERY album, and that's not an exasperation. And if their new album F.E.A.R. Is any indication, we will be hearing good music from them for years to come.
Bands like these deserve a spot much higher than this!...a very talented rock band, they've got a very talented vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, a very distinctive voice.Their songs are so energetic and pumping.I do agree that bands like Linkin Park and A7X are at the right spots but even these bands have only one or two songs they're very much known for.Papa Roach is known for 7 or 8 signature songs!...all their songs are so good that you can't tell which one is their best.
So, yeah!...they truely deserve top 10!
They were the first rock band I heard, they can easily be in the top ten. Jacoby's voice, Tobin's bass, Jerry's guitar, Tony on the drums, everything about them is awesome. Definitely in the top ten, especially with albums such as The Connection and... To Be Loved.
Seriously people, linkin park at #1? These guys are way better. Sure, lp is good and has some really good songs, but these guys have WAY better songs than them. Ten thousand fists, down with the sickness, stupify, sound of silence, and many more. These guys cleared out battlefields. It was against their religion to listen to this music and the played it through towns taken by the muslims and it was cleared. Has linkin park done that? didn't think so.
However, RIP Chester
You werent the best, but you were amazing.
More modern than some of the other stuff here. Nirvana isn't around anymore. Green Day is way past its popular years. Does Evanesence still make music. Nickelback is just awful. Even if these other bands were still relevant Disturbed is much better. Their lyrics have meaning, David vocals are amazing and the gutair solos are always great
This is obviously a popularity contest not a true best list. Out of this list its hard to say is truly the best because it is so subjective.
All I can say is Disturbed is great and as far as Modern rock/Metal they are definitely a leader.
One of the most powerful lead singers of all modern rock bands and have stayed true to themselves throughout their career. I would say they are only rivaled by Breaking Benjamin in terms of vocals and Slipknot in lyrical content.
Nothing against Avenged Sevenfold but seriously, this band is way better then them in my OPINION. They put so much meaning and emotion in their songs. Their lyrics are off the wall, emotional, relatable, deep, and just the most amazing songs ever. They may not have the most insane shredding but they have skill leaking out of their ears in everything they do. Every album they released has touched me emotionally.
They are the most unique band I know, there lyrics and especially their music are just different from anything else I've heard.
I noticed there was something different about them the first time I heard them, although it took a while till they became my favorite band.
There are other great bands out there but in my opinion no one is quite like them. Maybe it's the way how they deal with serious isues without taking themseves seriously.
You haven't listen System of a Down if you don't vote 'em. Their Toxicity album was their masterpiece. Chop Suey, Toxicity, Forest, and the rest just amazing. And Serj's voice give the life to their music. For the note, their song is unique one from another. Chop Suey, Forest, and Toxicity have a different music character from another even in the samr album. And I haven't mention the other song like Sugar, Radio/Video, Holy Mountain, BYOB, and too many more
Frankly this band has the potential to be a good band but the vocals are annoying. Serj does a good job with screams but how can a good band be considered a good band if the thing that drives it is just trash? Serj just seems to stay monotone on most songs but when he tries he does a decent job.
Fun fact: The first Evanescence song I've ever listened to was actually "Call Me When You're Sober", THEN "Bring Me to Life".
One of the reasons why I love this band so much is because Amy Lee's vocals and the band's hard rock/metal sound really blend well together. Fallen was an awesome album, but dang, I can't stop listening to The Open Door. Some of my favourite songs from Evanescence are: Going Under, End of The Dream, My Last Breath, Cloud 9 and Weight of the World. I also really enjoyed their most recent song, "Wasted on You".
Come on, Evanescence is easily number 1! Linkin Park is trash, Evanescence is the best. Chester and Mike is nothing compared to Amy. Brad Delson is nothing compared to Ben Moody and John LeCompt, Rob Bourdon is nothing compared to Rocky Gray. Honestly, it is amazing band and songs is very beautiful. Actually this is a stupid list, what are you doing up there RHCP, Rise Against and System of a Down? Avenged Sevenfold is number 2? I love A7X but Evanescence is very very better. Ev for life!
They are unique in the fact that, musically, there is no other band that is exactly like them. Evanescence does not fit under one category of music, but several, hence making them their own genre: Evanescence. The lyrics have very deep meanings and can be interpreted several ways. They leave a memorable impression, wheather or not you like them, and keep a unique style with every album.
Amy Lee is a true musician and she knows how to rock! They had the peak of their fame in 2003-2007 but are still amazing. Also this November they should be coming back with new material ready to surprise us all. They are one of the bands whose have true lyrics and are 100% relatable, unlike Christina Aguilera.
Muse is the all time best band in the world. From each band member's individual talent to the range of sounds and styles the incorporate into their music. Even a person who doesn't listen to rock music can listen to muse and find at least one song they love. Linkin Park is great, save for their newer musical endeavors, but I think that the top five should REALLY be Linkin Park, Muse, Foo Fighters, Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The other five bands that are listed here suck, I've listened to them all and they are all crap. Three Days Grace? Rise Against? ALTER BRIDGE?! What are you people thinking. The people that chose these bands must also be the people that voted Barack Obama into office.
Matthew Bellamy (vocals, guitar), Dominic Howard (drums, synth) and Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, vocals) are not only some of the nicest guys on the face of the earth, they also form modern rock sensation Muse. Muse use some of the greatest and most easily remembered rock riffs of the 21st century (Plug in baby anyone? ) and combine them with one of the best voices and use of falsettos in modern rock, in fact, in all of music. They have conceptual albums covering wide varieties of genres and playing styles, their live performances are renowned for being some of the best ever seen and their combination of space rock with anything else on the planet (trust me, think of a genre, they've covered it) makes for some of the greatest rock songs/ albums ever seen. They are either a 21st century queen, or a band that will go down in history. Hell, why not both?
I have listened to Linkin Park, Green Day, Three Days Grace. They are all great. But something was missing. Their songs started sound quite same. I was hungry for something different.
Then when I heard Muse. My mind was blown. It got connected to my brain wave or something. Knights of cydonia, Plug in baby, Bliss, Uprising, Butterflies and hurricanes, Supremacy, Supermassive blackhole, Hysteria... And many more. I just kept listening. I never got bored.
Don't believe me? Just listen to "Bliss". You will know what space rock is and how good it is. Regardlessly one of the best rock bands of all time. Deserve to be one of top 5.
To hell with the mainstream popularity, Muse is by far the best modern rock band. First of all, they touch on topics that most bands don't even want to think about. Second, their musicianship is better than any modern band not called Dream Theater. Bellamy is in my mind the best modern vocalist and guitarist for rock. Third, their sound is orgasmic. It is innovative, hard, and unique. I cannot think of another band that sounds anything like Muse. And remember, this is created by THREE...GUYS! Everything put together, Muse is better than every rock band right now, hands down.
My Chemical romance are absolutely the best band ever, 13 isn't enough for them, here's a little glimpse of what you're up against when you choose My Chemical Romance:
1st album:"I brought you my bullets, you brought me your love". This album is all about lyrics, you won't quite understand the meaning if you don't have the intention, and if you don't understand the songs then you shouldn't be hearing this.
2nd album: "Three cheers for sweet revenge". This one is about emotions, a bit about how My Chemical Romance chose to continue, take cemetery drive as an example, if you remove the earphone slightly you can here "don't do it don't do it, don't" in the background, Way characterized it as a call for their friend who was suicidal, they dedicated this song in his honor, convincing him not to.
3rd album:"welcome to the black parade". this song is about how a tragedy can seem to end a person's life, but either way "they'll carry on". This album focuses on fan-based ...more
My Chemical Romance seemed to ingeniously bridge the gap between metaphorical punk and David Bowie-esque revelations, all while masking this brilliance between eras and eras of different personalities, both physically and lyrically. No matter what kind of punk or emo rock you might be into, it is guaranteed that My Chemical Romance will have something for you. And maybe even if you are not into emo or punk at all, it is still likely that My Chemical Romance will sneak their way into your heart and head with social satire, ballads, a wealth of angst and regret, and contrasting love for life get-up-and-go bouncers.
I really hate the misconception that their emo (yuck) when their actually hard rock; and I hate the sucky bands of their time they get lumped in with like panic at the disko. I don't think all the songs they advertise (teenagers, I'm not okay) really do them justice, but if you listen to their masterpieces (hang em high, thank you for the venom, its not a fashion statement, the world is ugly) its hard not to fall in love. I love their lyrics and beautiful melodies. They never make a flat boring song. Gerard, in my opinion has one of the best voices ever; he has so much expression and personality in his voice. And they sound great live. I love them!
These bros are awesome live, save lives, create inspirational and deep lyrics, and are really good at composing their music. They've all fought of their demons bravely and deserve all they have today. Listen to their albums, read up a bit on what was going on at the time each song was written and about the double meanings of some of the songs and I promise you won't be disappointed. But overall, I am fairly pleased with this list and you guys' overall taste for quality music. It's moments like this that help restore my faith in humanity!
Rise Against should be number one. They have adrenalin pumping songs (beats Green Day), they don't dick around with their music (beats linkin park), their lead singer doesn't look/sound like a girl (beats tokio hotel), and I have never even heard of "alter bridge". And even after six albums their still kicking ass... Not to mention they're one of the few bands who write songs with a real meaning behind them like "Make It Stop" is about September's children, "A Hero Of War" is about a soldier's mistake in Iraq, "Help Is On The Way" is about Hurricane Katrina and the Oil Spill and "life Less Frightening" is about the dangers we face every day... I'm a die hard RA fan, their music has inspired me to be who I am today... And by the way I'm awesome...
Love all the bands listed above! Literally I grew up on most of them however I love how there is REAL life issues that are going on currently! That is pretty awesome. Regardless of my personal thoughts towards these other bands, it just makes me happy to know there are others out there who appreciate the same music as me. I seriously just got the biggest smile seeing Rise Against on the list. Everyone knows TDG, LP, A7X, and hopefully Foo Fighters, but to see Rise Against on there? A band that I keep having to go through the "Rise Against is a rock band that..."! You my love, RA, are on this Top Ten chart! Be proud of that.
It kills me to see this band at #11 being cheated out of the top 10. I fell in love with this band the day I first heard their music. I bought a ticket to one of their concerts the same day I first heard them as well. I've been to some pretty intense concerts and they were fun but Rise Against was the best I've been to by far. These guys should be top of this list with Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace right behind them. They put so much thought and meaning into every single song of theirs and each one has a different impact that will make you realize how important some actually is compared to what you may have originally thought. You also have one of the most caring and meaningful vocalists ever (Tim McIlrath) making this band better than the rest.
I encourage anyone who underrated this band to listen to their music. Not just the popular songs like "Savior" and "The Good Left Undone" but all their other songs such as "Help is On The Way", "Make It Stop", "Hero Of War", ...more
I'll tell ya one thing, Rise Against is one of those bands that aren't mentioned often. In fact they're probably one of the most underrated bands today. They might not be #1 but they definitely deserve at least a top 7. Just for the simple fact that their songs have incredible guitar riffs, a very good bass and some very nice fast paced drums. Their singer has an amazing voice and doesn't mess around. Although in my opinion I think their live performances are a bit lacking, they still know how to put a show.
While not as modern as other bands on this list, in terms of quality, they're the best. They revolutionized Grunge and Alternative, two genres that I don't necesarilly like, but one that's impact I can't ignore. Nirvana basically lead the rise of alt rock, with bands like Weezer following closely behind. Not only that, but Kurt Cobain's guitar skills are horribly overlooked. While not the best guitarist ever, his skills should get more attention. Dave Grohl is a fantastic drummer, and Krist Novoselic is a fine bassist. They are definitely better than other entries on this list, like Linkin Park, Evanescence and Nickelback.
Also, speaking of Nickelback, fans of them claim people only hate them because they are Canadian. I love Celine Dion and Rush, so that can't be an option. I hate them because their music sucks.
But anyways, Nirvana's gritty and sometimes dark mood was a major contributor in the grunge movement in the 90's. But even though they were bigger in the 90's, their ...more
Kinda old and un-relevant today, but they were pretty dope. Mostly "clinically depressed" wannabe teenage girls listen to it nowadays. How the mighty fall.
Honestly, they deserve to be in top three. Many modern music are so crappy these days, and a lot of them don't take music seriously. And Linkin Park, even though it is a good band, they should be somewhere lower than 1. Nirvana is a band that created a unique revolutionary sound. This is a way lower ranking. How are they lower that Bullet for My Valentine? No. 21. Not cool.
Nirvana? Number 13? Really? How is Nirvana rated so high, they are the worst rock band ever! And why is Metallica ever worst then Nirvana? Please make this have a lower lower rating and Metallica have a better rating. This is no demand that you guys have to fill. I think that Nirvana is not a very good band and that's my opinion, it might not be yours though.
I'm voting for Shinedown. Not because they're the best. Linkin Park does get that. Shinedown's good. Really good. They should probably be above Rise Against. They sure don't deserve 26th. They need to be above Evanescence at least. I mean, their song "Devour" was the theme for a Madden game. And they're touring with Three Days Grace this spring, and Three Days Grace is #4 now (not to mention my current favorite). So Shinedown should be around 6 or 7 probably. It is worth noting, however, that they did a Foo Fighters cover. Foo Fighters are #7 now. A cover means respect. And so, Shinedown respects Foo Fighters. Maybe that means that they should not be above FF. But more than one space would not be giving due credit.
Shinedown is by far one of the greatest modern rock bands ever. The music is outstanding and Brent Smith's voice is beyond discusion. They are a very amazing band and deserve to be heard. I havn't heard one song that I dislike. I can honestly say even though they are slow at making their albums, they take there time and pick the best half of the 22-23 songs they make and put them in an album. They are also a major inspiration to many people. Multiple songs have been heard on the radio. Most of their first album leave a whisper was on the radio when it first came out. Millions of people have bought there albums and loved them. I don't know very many people that can honestly say they don't like shinedown. They deserve to be #1.
In my opinion, Shinedown belongs in the number 2 spot right behind Avenged Sevenfold. Shinedown puts out amazing music. They have true talent, compared to most bands nowadays.
And to the person who said Avenged Sevenfold is way overrated and their only good song is Afterlife... Haha... You are WAY off. They deserve every ounce of their fame. They never fail to put out a great song and their musical talent is BEYOND any other band today.
Back to Shinedown, listen to their music. THEY ROCK.
I did a VERY long review while voting for them on the best rock bands list, so I'm not gonna do it again, if you want to read the review, go to that list. I'll just say that Shinedown has to be at least in the top 5, as only Rise Against, Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace can compare to them, and it will be hard to get Linkin Park out of the top 5 (and number 1 spot as well), especially now that Chester's dead. But 14 is way too low for this amazing band.
If we are talking BEST rock band of all time, Radiohead clearly should be number one. They might not be the most fun to listen to, or have the most meaningful lyrics, but they are by far and away the most musically talented rock band since 1990 (I'd argue since Pink Floyd). Sure, I like Three Days Grace and I'm more likely to sing along with Avenged Sevenfold, but Radiohead is by far the best rock band. Anyone that understands music on a more sophisticated level will know what I'm trying to say. The move from OK Computer to Kid A was insane, no super popular band would do something like that (I honestly like Kid A a little bit more than OK Computer). Radiohead are true pioneers of music, and I for one am excited to see what's coming in the next few months.
How is Nickelback above Radiohead? Radiohead is one of the best bands of all time, Nickelbac isn't as bad as somepeople say, but better than Radiohead? In what way? Radiohead has amazing instrumentals, beautifully heartbreaking vocals (Thom), meaningful lyrics about more than sex, drugs, and money. How could Nickelback possibly be considered better? Radiohead will go down as one of the most influential and experimental bands ever, while Nickelback will hopefully be forgotten. This list should have gone something like:
2. Arctic Monkeys
4. The Black Keys
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. The Strokes
7. Green Day
8. Foo Fighters
9. The White Stripes
10. Sigur Ros
Nowhere on this list. Nickelback
What the hell, what is Radiohead doing behind so low? Especially behind Linkin Park! Radiohead is one of the most experimental bands out there, their chords are so unusual and their sound is unique-especially compared to some of the bands on this list with repetitive, predictable riffs and chord suites. Radiohead are completely unpredictable-you never know what's going to come out of their next album. And maybe what they do is a little twisted, but sometimes to appreciate music you have to be twisted yourself.
Radiohead is by far the most respected name across ALL genres of music, not just rock, at any place in the world. So much so that I consider them as 'THE UNDERGROUND Beatles'. They are just as influential as the Beatles were amongst their peers and at the same time garnishing the same respect by all of the critics. However they don't get the same radio play as the Beatles, hence they don't have the same size fan base. They should always be place at number one!
I am only 12, but Coldplay is my LIFE. It is what gives me joy and happiness. I love Coldplay with every fiber of my being, and I have loved their music my whole life. Don't Panic is the first song I can remember loving when I was an infant.
Chris Martin's voice is heaven to me. His voice carries me to a land of pure light and happiness. It sounds cheesy, but I am being truthful. The melodies carry me away, drifting me to a state of love and peace.
The instrumentals on Coldplay are always unique, whether beautiful, powerful, or energetic. I love how everything just flows together and is one. Solo instruments are not common in Coldplay, which I like (except in the songs like O where it is mostly piano and vocals. However, those have such amazing piano, all is well. ) I also love how sometimes one song has two different themes, usually one slower and one more fast/rock-like. Just listen to or think of Amsterdam or 42.
I could go on forever about Coldplay. My love ...more
I might only be fifteen, but Coldplay is everything to me. It's the fuel to my joy, the mirror to my conflict and antidote to my sadness. I've only been listening to them since 2009 (which is yeah, pretty late) but it's just that unique sound they have that is so diverse, but yet so uniform. Blending of instrumentals features highly on their music, and it sounds simply beautiful. Other times, when solo instrumentals take the lead, it makes the track shine. The piano and guitar riffs on their songs are just pure wow. Don't even get me started on Chris Martin's heavenly voice. If it's even possible, I've fallen in love with it and will probably never recover.
If you haven't listened to them, give them a try and just listen to those lyrics; let them touch your heart. You won't regret it.
Coldplay it's the perfect band and deserves to be in the top 10. This British band has all the spark, Chris Martins voice its heaven and amazing lyrics ( so perfect and undoubtedly the best ) makes it's a loveable affair. Trust me the whole world loves it. I am from India and I appreciate good music, there must be many other rock band that I am yet to listen to for that reason I won't say that this is the best but they deserve a top 5 place at least.
Coldplay's melodies and lyrical capabilities are unmatched in the rock/alt rock genre. Even though they are the band that you "are not supposed to like", they still are the best. Chris Martin's vocals have improved as his age and career progresses, and with their new album coming out spring-fall 2014 sounding like their best album (AROBTTH), they will prove their capabilities, and hopefully progress up the list.
This band synthesizes melodic melodies with sinister outbursts, while sprinkling in hints of electronica. It is a beautiful combination of BB and Starset. Michael Barnes' powerful choruses and full-throated screams just touch my soul.
Here is a list of my ten favorites:
1. Darkest Part (symphonic masterpiece)
2. Already Over (think 'What I've Done')
3. The Evening Hate (out only on Youtube)
5. Chasing Your Echo
6. The Mask Slips Away
7. Gravity Lies
8. Love Will Leave a Mark
9. Hymn for the Missing
10. Shadows (Benjamin Burnley actually wrote this one)
The dark and heavy guitars, and smooth beautiful strings of Red are only a few things that makes this band awesome. It has some pretty good electronica influences too, and the screaming of Michael Barnes is simply amazing. The guitars are usually tuned to drop A, B, or B flat, so if you like guitar riffs similar to Breaking Benjamin, give Red a listen. In the end, the only reason Red is so underrated is because they're Christian, which personally I love, but if you're not a Christian, listen to them anyway. They're that good
Even though I'm a huge die hard fan of this breathtaking band, I've always wanted 'em to remain obscure and keep producing mind refreshing songs. I absolutely loathe the fact of getting into mainstream which devasted and resulted in the quality depletion of the bands that I adored previously.
Red is one of the best bands I've heard. Yes a lot of these other bands are good ( a lot of them I wouldn't listen to even if I'm tortured for not listening to them ) but Red has captured me ( even though it's a Christian band ) because of the album Of Beauty And Rage. Give these guys a listen and don't forget to click them if you like them.
This band should not even exist on this list. Along with Green Day, skillet and a few others. Rock is not supposed to be whining about some chick. Save that for country. It's about what you feel when you're alone, when you're playing sports, when you're doing something bad ass! Not looking at a photo of of your ex and crying lol come on! System should be #1 on this list because most of their songs make no sense yet they can still make everything they do badass. By the way if you like pop or like when your finger pokes through the toilet paper you shouldn't even vote.
Having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and ranking as the eleventh best-selling music act, and the second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 2000s, behind The Beatles, this success would suggest they are higher up the list. People don't spend money on music because it isn't good. Everyone has an opinion - but the money always tells the truth. If they outsell most of their competition, they are doing something right.
Lies! Lies! Lies! That is what hate conspirators spread about this band and they do so evilly just because they are Canadian. That is discrimination! They have a wider range of music than most bands and very few of their songs are about sex. At good 80% of it is very meaningful and Chad Kroeger is a brilliant lyricist even when he does write about sex. He knows just how far to go and uses metaphors better than most could ever hope to. They are the stadium rock everyone is dying for and yet they can't handle that there is a grunge band out there doing better than Nirvana. Listen to them and stop hating for no good reason.
Nickelback's songs don't sound the same. Again, compare How you remind me to Far Away. Do you hear a difference? Nickelback is the best band ever. I'm not say they have to be number one but they honestly deserve to be in the top 5. Oh well if they're Canadian. Because They write way better music then American rock bands do. Let's go Nickelback! Vote!
30 Seconds to Mars is not an ordinary rock band-I have no idea why they're so low in this list! They started off as space rock, but they evolved so much and have such a personal sound. They're completely different, with Jared's voice really standing out from others, as much as Matthew Bellamy, both with their own style. The lyrics are just amazingly philosophical and really make you think. This band should be much higher up in this list!
Jared Leto's voice is something to die for. And I love how they aren't the typical Rock band. They have their own unique and distinct style and they know their own roots. It is also fascinating how they deliver their songs using symbolisms and subliminal messages. When it comes to this band, you shouldn't just listen, you also need to understand.
Wow... I cannot believe 30 Seconds to Mars isn't higher on this list. The songs they do tell true stories and I find I cannot wait to hear a new song even though they just released a album not long ago. I really feel these guys truly sing about what they care about and the lyrics are as real as it gets.
This band is the freatest of all aside from others deserve to be #1 please vote this if you want to listen to their music then go and you'll not sorry from it... Try it and vote please...
How is Fall out Boy ABOVE slipkot?! Slipknot is basically the only metal band who is awesome today! Seriously.. My favorite modern rock bands we'll not too many.
2. System of a down
3. Avenged Sevenfold
7. Rise Against
8. Avenged Sevenfold
Slipknot is raw, unadalterated music. They don't try to ass kiss, they kick ass. Their music is diverse, it's transformed over ten years, and they put a lot of emotion into their work.
Slipknot wasn't made for the general public, and however I love their music and it's full of badassery and adrenaline, I can understand that most people don't like it.
How is five finger death punch better than slipknot?! What? Slipknot rocks! I am maggot forever. The world needs sth like this band!
The Strokes are so perfect, it's not even fair to other bands out there. Except for Arctic Monkeys cause they rule (but not to mention The Strokes were a huge inspiration and influence on AM in the first place anyway). Two of the best bands of our time.
The Strokes wipe the floor with these other bands! Great melodies, Great lyrics, Great guitars, drums, and a distinct style that cannot be replicated without someone saying "That sounds like the Strokes. "
United Kingdom has many great bands of the ppr genre ( arctic monkeys, kooks, Kasabian, White lies and so on. ) Basically all of them... , but it's hard to beat the greatness of The Strokes.
The Strokes deserve much more recognition on this list. Most bands on here are horrible.
First of all, Alex Turner has the most amazing voice on the planet. It's just so soothing that I could listen to it and forget about everything else. Not to mention his killer looks! But their music is just genius! The lyrics are so unique and they actually reflect the real and raw image of life through words not easily chosen by other songwriters. Their albums are each one better than the other. Over the years they have evolved, they have experimented with their music and they have achieved to be versatile but yet so true to their style. I think that is a really important thing that a lot of the bands on the top of the list don't actually have. Not to mention their amazing stage performances.
Arctic Monkeys are definitely my favourite band. Nothing to do with the fact that I've met them or anything (My uncle is best friends wih them) But they are just amazing mucicians and singers. Alex turner has THE most amazing voice ever and the rest of the band... AMAZING! Their lyrics are so original and the actual melody and tunes to go with them are fantastic. The videos and the albums! Everything about Arctic Monkeys is amazing! I don't know why they are all the way down here on this list.
Its sad they never really got popular in America (despite living in Los Angeles). They are probably my favorite rock band right now. In there most recent albums, they either lack Alex Turner's great songwriting, or they lack his personality. My favorite stuff is their early punk rock songs. There new stuff is still very good. But please! Check them out! You won't be disappointed.
Honestly, if Arctic Monkeys are all the way down here, this list can't be taken seriously. Some of the bands at the top are plain awful and half of them sound exactly the same as the others.
Arctic Monkeys, on the other hand, have their own unique sound and seamlessly cross different rock genres flawlessly, experimenting while still retaining their unique sound. Alex Turner is one of the best lyricists of this generations (ex- "Fools on a parade cavort and carry on for waiting eyes" (Secret Door); "I took my batteries out of my mysticism and put them in my thinking cap" (The Hellcat Spangled Shalala); "When she needs a break from reality / she takes a dip in my daydreams" (Arabella); "You are the fugitive / But you don't know what you're running away from" (Old Yellow Bricks); "Yeah but his bird thinks it's amazing, though / So all that's left / Is the proof that love's not only blind but deaf" (Fake Tales of San Francisco.
And Matt Helder is one of the best drummers currently, ...more