Most Overrated Rock Bands
Many people think that they invent grunge. Smells like a Teen Spirit is one of the most overrated song. This song is good to be honest but the guitar solo is weak. I can find better grunge songs than this. About the band, they are not bad. Their music is good but in some of their songs, it's quite boring. Alice in Chains are much better grunge band than them.
Nirvana sucks. Kurt Cobain was a terrible singer and a crappy guitarist too. His solos are terrible and over simplistic. Their songs are lazy and uninspiring, especially Smells Like Teen Spirit. And these assbags popularized the musical abortion known as grunge. Grunge is the worst genre ever and the singers in that are terrible.
Nirvana has their place. They were by no means bad. Kurt had a talent for writing lyrics and a voice that inspired a generation. But the fact remains: they were not even the best in their genre. I wouldn't even put them in my top 3. Soundgarden is VASTLY superior in every single category outside of popularity. Chris Cornell compared to Kurt Cobain is like a 5 carat diamond compared to white dog. Much of the same can be said for Pearl Jam... and Alice in Chains. I would even say Stone Temple Pilots is a tier or 2 above Nirvana. I respect them and their body of work, but when every other well known grunge band has better singing, songwriting, musicianship, lyricism, longevity... Overrated.
Nirvana is basically the most overrated band ever! I mean, yeah their music might be good but they didn't actually do anything to deserve this much attention to be honest. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Nirvana, but I hate all the wannabes that wears nirvana tees or stuff like that 7/24 and can't even name a song of Nirvana except Smells Like Teen Spirit!? Oh Come on?! - and I believe that song is really overrated too- I'm not saying that Nirvana is a bad band but, they don't deserve half of this attention, there are tons of better rock bands then them. Just know that.
Don't get me wrong, I do like Linkin Park. They're definitely in my top fifteen favorite rock bands. HOWEVER, they are not #1. People keep placing them above the Beatles, Queen, and other bands that honestly deserve a top spot. I wouldn't mind seeing them or their songs in a top ten, or an occasional top 5. But they are currently the #1 rock band on "best rock bands" list, which really isn't true. Not trying to offend any fans, just saying that they are kinda overrated.
Generic, awful, idiotic and whiny band. I have no idea what makes them incredibly popular, but my guess is probably because of the insane amount of emos and weeaboos on this planet. Those kinds of people just love eating this kind of music up, along with their pop punk and metalcore obsession as well. Linkin Park mean absolutely nothing to the music industry whatsoever.
Honestly, this list just seems to be a place for people to trash talk bands they don't like, and there are a lot of really great bands on here. But I do think that Linkin Park is overrated. So I'm voting for them.
I do find it funny how this list looks almost exactly the same as most of the top ten best rock bands list...
I don't really understand why Linkin Park is so Underrated and hated a lot..
Actually I think it is the only band where all songs are great. Even their non-single songs are awesome. In Other bands, I like only a few of them (only the singles) and by the way Green Day shouldn't be on this list too
I'm not a believer that all famous musicians have to be technically proficient, but these guys have been cutting corners for a while now, and don't seem to have improved that much. It still seems like the Edge uses his vast array of effects pedals to compensate for his lack of guitar skill. Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton always use the same, monotone rhythms to back every single song (does Clayton even use more than one strong on any song? ). As for Bono, he's not nearly as great as his devotees make him out to be. Has no-one noticed how clumsy and off-key he is on 'With Or Without You"? Perfect example of a substandard singer overreaching his grasp.
Never liked u2 or bono. Can't believe nirvana have made it to number one on this list. what about the likes of Coldplay, green day and iron maiden? Think nirvana deserved the recognition they received, they were brilliant. But there were other bands in that same kind of genre around that time that also deserved similar recognition. AIC, soundgarden, Stone temple pilots just to mention a few. Other ridiculously underrated bands include joy division, the specials, the chameleons and the talking heads. U2 suck.
Yes, Nirvana is overrated but they're okay. U2 are not, they just suck. What makes me really angry is that every rock radio plays at least one U2 song in a day! And everybody talks about U2, critics also praise them. What for? Bono's not a singer, he's a pop clown. I hate them. Almost completely. One, With or Without You, Where the Streets Have No Name are all okay songs though, but not more.
I liked them better when they were are band and not trying to be the United Nations. Masters of hypocrisy. Everybody give money while we are billionaires with tax shelters up the ass. Trying to act non material in Louis Vetton ads. These guys are the ultimate example of why rock sucks today and is no longer dangerous and cool. Everybody is an activist and can't make good albums anymore.
The guitar riffs and solos lack technical ability, the vocals suck, the drumming is too basic, and you can barely hear the bass. The lyrics are very simple and generic. They lack deep meanings in them, the lyrics are all just about money, drugs, and rock n roll. Pretty lyrically lazy. The reason why Metallica, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, and Avenged Sevenfold are better is that they are simplistic, they have better and more technical solos, and they have songs with deep meanings. AC/DC sucks.
I think that what makes their songs so supposedly "stupid" is some of the best stuff about them. They don't put on any airs about sadness or romance. They just write awesome power anthems. May I add that they managed to rise from the ashes after their awesome lead singer, Bon Scott, sadly passed away. Not many bands could do that. Besides, Angus Young is an incredibly skilled guitar player, and his solos make up for the repetitive lyrics.
These guys are extremely overrated. So many middle aged men hail these people as one of the best of the best in rock, and why is that? They really bring nothing new to the table, their lyrics don't explore anything, they don't try to experiment, and they sound like a standard hard rock band. Maybe I'm missing the entire point of ACDC, but I don't see them fitting my music tastes.
So overrated and generic. My friend prefers them over Deftones since he hated Back to School (Mini Maggit) after he listened it and there was only four screaming parts in it. I thought that was experimental but this is just repetitive. Don't get me started on Guns n' Roses...
In the real world, I think they are slightly overrated. On these lists, it's not even close. When I see Richie Sambora in the top ten songwriters and top 50 singers of all time, the answer to the most overrated band is clearly Bon Jovi. Living On a Prayer is a great song, as is Wanted, Dead or Alive. A lot of bands have made two great songs. The rest of their music is either pedestrian or downright bad (Have a Nice Day, It's My Life). It seems a lot of people on these sites are head over heels for Bon Jovi. They're okay, but mainly I just don't feel it, sorry.
Their music is just a big cheesefest. Their songs makes me cringe. This is the most overrated. Cheesy and annoyingly cheesy at all.
The Justin Bieber of rock music. A real band does not make several Adult Contemporary songs. A real band would be like Led Zeppelin or Van Halen (okay with David Lee Roth). This band does not act badass no matter what their fans say, the opposite of rock and roll. Pure cheese
Just awful, Springsteen wannabe without the songs or gravitas. They take themselves so seriously, Jon a massive ego with a terrible voice.Torture.
Coldplay were great to start with and deserved the accolades they got. Then they just produced nothing but filler but were still praised by critics. Hence why they are overrated. It's all sounded the same, very dull for years. The raw emotion has now gone and there songs now sound like there written by someone who's trying to hard. And failing
Listen to the piano rift from clocks... Listen to the piano rift from clocks... Listen to the piano rift from... Aww hell, I could've done this as a seventh grader... But then I didn't... Dang you Chris Martin!
I love Coldplay, but I agree about them being overrated for sure and especially with their newer albums. They have gone from the alt. rock scene to pop and it's really sad to see.
Definitely vote Coldplay. I can think of at least 5 songs they ripped off other artists. I'm sure there are more we don't know about.
This is one of the most overrated bands. 1st place of the best rock bands list. Oh mean. I never find anything good about this band. Their music sounds cheesy, bland and boring. The vocals sounds annoying and can be use as a siren for the ambulance or police cars. I never find anything special besides they plagiarize about 20 songs. They are the most controversial bands when it comes to copyright. I can name 100 bands better than them.
This is the most overrated band in the history of rock music. How are they not in the top ten? At least Green Day and Avenged Sevenfold have a good amount of decent songs. LZ's music makes me want to kill somebody. Plant sounds like a toddler, their lyrics are pure idiocy, and Jimmy Page is a crappy guitarist who plagiarizes because he has no creativity.
Led Zeppelin is a great band and they do have a unique style to their music, but there are bands that are just as good, if not better. But many people still argue that there's no other band on the planet as great as them.
I actually think they are REALLY overrated. It's not about being the best of the worst or whatever is in between, this list is about being overrated or not. And that's exactly a word I'd use to describe Led Zeppelin: OVERRATED.
This band is okay but I've losing my interest. Overrated band that people praise just for it's contribution in rock music. They are nothing bad but some of their songs are boring. I still like some of the songs but there are bands who play music better than them.
Nothing sadder, musically speaking, than reading the comments of those of you who think that the Beatles were/are overrated, and who seem to honestly believe that this musical myopia signifies that you are somehow more perceptive than the overwhelming consensual majority, whereas all it means is that you are inadequate. They are by no means my favourite band, yet anyone with half a brain and a complete set of chromosomes should give them credit for having been the fountainhead and inspiration for much of what came afterwards. There can scarcely be an artist or band (yes, including Queen), who has not been influenced, even indirectly or unconsciously, by their work. What they and George Martin achieved, with the technology at their disposal in the 60s, was nothing short of brilliant - reaching a peak with Abbey Road.
Overrated, overexposed, Undertalented! They might have sold the most records (God only knows why! ), but the best? NEVER! Only the luckiest! They happened to converge at the right place at the right time during a music/culture/societal revolution, and just popped into the epicenter of it all: The Ed Sullivan Shew, on 1 of the 3 channels available back then.
Had that fateful appearance not taken place, they might have been relegated to their rightful place in history: oblivion!
Mediocre, simple, mundane, at best: the perfect formula to appeal to the masses, totally disenfranchising the discerning music lover devoted to the brilliance of QUEEN and the sounds of magic from the incomparable FREDDIE MERCURY! :) QUEEN rocks!
To suggest that I would get butthurt (whatever that means) because you disagree with me is not really giving me a lot of credit, but that's okay. Let me explain why the Beatles are not overrated. Number one is their longevity. Paul McCartney can still sell out a stadium at a moment's notice, even fifty plus years after he started. I would be willing to bet that very few, if any, of today's artists are going to be relevant in 2065. Number two is their albums. It doesn't matter the website. If you're talking about the greatest albums of all time, the White Album, Magical Myestery Tour, Abbey Road, Revolver, Rubber Soul, and Seargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band are always in top ten consideration. No other band has six albums that are top ten quality (Pink Floyd might come closest). Number three, their solo careers. McCartney, Lennon, and Harrison had incredible solo careers and even Ringo's solo career could rival the best solo careers of the leaders of most bands. Number four, if ...more
One of the biggest clowns in music industry. Their music sucks. Their songs are bland, cheesy, boring and awful. Most of their songs are bland and generic. Second, Gene Simmons is a big douchebag. They focus on the looks than music. People hate pop and rap music because it's all about sex but these guys do the same thing.
Their music is prosaic at best because they devoted all their creativity to their look and/or stage show. even their fanbase associates them most immediately with the makeup and the pyrotechnics. long as they had those bases covered, they could just play the Alphabet song for two hours straight and they'd get away with it.
What's more they'll actually take that as a compliment. (seriously, Gene Simmons would masturbate on stage if he thought he could get an audience for it. )
Kiss is rocks mumble rap. Each song at best sounds like that high school band you said was okay when you were a freshman. Just another band at the right place at the right time, slapped on a bunch of makeup and cheesy promos.
Absolutely worthless as musicians, and it goes downhill from there.
What they lack in raw talent is made up for with tons of makeup, vinyl and pyro.
They've had some of the most innovative punk songs ever. They've always had the spirit of pop but the intensity of punk. Definitely not overrated, especially when you consider each and every song from one of their albums is different in their own sense, ESPECIALLY Dookie, Nimrod, Insomniac, and 21st Century Breakdown.
I like Green Day. They're one of my favorite rock bands. But Green Day is overrated. Some people get into rock by them. but as you listen more rock songs, you'll understood why Green Day is overrated. I never wanted to admin that Green Day was overrated when I first started to listen them and rock songs.
I honestly never got the craze for Green Day. I was never a fan of punk rock in the first place and never understood how Green Day could be compared with the likes of linkin park.
They were voted as the best band of the 2000s even though they only made 3 good albums yet they are so many hungry bands who would love that much love, also American idiot is a horrible rock opera. Just saying'
This list seems to be a joke. I only agree about this band, Leto and his band are really very overrated. I actually don't understand what Guns N' Roses is doing here? They are overrated? Come on, they maybe were the last performers of 70-80's rock, while the grunge and post-grunge were grabbing the world. The same I can say about the lots of bands in this list. It's very strange.
I like 30 Seconds to Mars, but Jared Leto just thinks too much of himself honestly. They have some very good songs, but I absolutely agree when you compare them to other great rock bands and standout albums. This Is War tries to be really "epic", and while it does have some awesome tracks, 30 Seconds to Mars is just trying to hard in my opinion.
I like 30 second to mars but they are so overrated
And I don't understand why their fans consider them great band!
They even don't have one decent album!
Linkin Park have hybrid theory, System of down have Toxicity
Nirvana have Nevermind, Green day have American Idiot,
Evanscence have Fallen, My chemical romance have The Black Parade
So what 30 Second to mars have! Simply nothing
With Shannon Leto being higher up on the greatest rock drummers of all time than, Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, The Rev, and Danny Carey I knew something was messed up.
Seriously? I think they are very underrated. The way that they are able to change to another completely different genre and master it is really indicative of the genius of Thom Yorke. Take for example, The Bends and Kid A. If you took someone who didn't know who Radiohead was, they would be shocked to know that those albums were done by the same band.
I don't understand why people love this band. This music brings only sorrow and desolation. Furthermore, it's not so good in lyrics and instruments.
They're not perfect obviously, but they're easily one of the best bands of all time. Radiohead is UNDERRATED.
Whoever thinks they're overrated either hasn't heard them (about 20%), has only heard Creep (about 70%), or has heard at LEAST OK Computer and was too immature to understand what makes them so great.
This band has potential, I have heard many of their songs and can't seem to figure out what's not right. The vocals are good, the drums and guitar are even better; Avenged Sevenfold are very talented however it's the choice of songs which are very poor. If someone could actually write songs with proper lyrics and rhythm for a7x then they could possibly one of the best metal bands around. A song style similar to Disturbed or even Bullet For My Valentine could really do them good. For these reasons I think Avenged Sevenfold are good and outstandingly talented although their songs are specifically overrated.
Nu metal and metalcore type bands seem to attract a very whiny, overly-sensitive fanbase that feel the need to make a scene if anyone ever attempts to claim that band x is not the greatest band in the world. , Avenged Sevenfold and Slipknot probably being the two worst offenders. I like a few Avenged Sevenfold songs, but they're really not that great of a band.
A7X is (or tries to be) the response to that mainstream overrated behemoth named Linkin Park. Funny thing, is that they're actually more of the same, but in this case, for wannabe "hardcore" teens. Maybe it's time to tell the kids Santa doesn't exist.
They have 2 albums which I would consider amazing, and 1 or 2 which I would consider good, the rest is quite mediocre or bad. That said, I do find them to be fairly talented, even the vocals are quite good from their self title album onwards.
I laugh when people say Guns N' Roses are one of the greatest hard rock bands ever. They're just another bang average 80s hair band. Bands like these killed the entire genre of rock (until Nirvana revived it a couple of years later). I especially believe this band would be absolutely nothing without Slash. He's downright one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and he carried Guns N' Roses to fame. Meanwhile, Axl Rose is the most overrated singer of all time. Yes, he has an incredible vocal range, but the actual sound of his voice is so obnoxious. I also can't handle the band's lyrics. People call their debut album one of the greatest albums ever, and yet it's full of misogyny.
It's only overrated by those wannabes who after more than 20 years are still feuding with Nirvana fans. Yes folks, before that Marvel vs. DC bull we all have to endure nowadays, there was the Guns N' Roses vs. Nirvana war. That means that music bullies (who among their bully activities, they harass nerds at school) are actually closer to comic book nerds. Oh the irony.
Axl rose's vocals sound like someone putting a bag of pissed angry cats being thrown into a wood chipper. Slash should slash his wrists because he's so bad at the guitar. I don't even think there's anyone else in the band besides those two hacks.
Every single time I ask someone what their top 10 rock bands are, they always bring to mind this band. I don't get it. They had like 5-7 truly good songs, that isn't that much. I can easily name bands that had more than that.
They were good at first, but after listening to more of their songs, I started to get irritated at the constant and repetitive shouting, the obnoxious instrumentals, and strange lyrics. Maybe I'm too simple minded to understand their music, I don't know, but for now I'm not a fan of this band.
They're good but people just know them because of Chop Suey. Ever heard of Cigaro or P.L.U.C. K?
Overrated, but they are still great.
Overrated? No, they are underrated.
Rush is not overrated at all. They're an immensely talented, groundbreaking band. Apart from a few misfires they've mostly put out excellent prog-rock, and their most recent album is one of their absolute best, highly admirable effort for a band over 40 years old.
Geddy Lee - Unique singer, and great multi instrumentalist
Alex Lifeson - Amazing guitarist
Neil Peart - Untouchable drummer
Not underrated, but not overrated either.
Just because a band has lots of talent, doesn't automatically make it "untouchable".
Maroon 5 was good until they sold out. Now their songs are all about Adam Levine swearing and being a jerk.
If anything, Maroon 5 is underrated. They deserve their popularity because they're talented.
They used to be good but they got worser. They are the biggest sellouts in music industry.
Why do I know everything about this band despite the fact they suck?
Evanescence is basically just Amy Lee, she was the only member to be on 2 album covers and most people seem to only like Evanescence because of Amy's oh so amazing voice. I've seen so many people talk about how they love because Amy Lees vocals are so beautiful and she saved their life! Sorry but a band is more than just vocals and honestly she's a good singer but not as great as everyone seems to claim. Their lyrics and music is just pretty generic, there are better symphonic rock bands.
So this is apparently the best goth rock band according to the site. I can't decide whether to laugh or cry, that is just disgraceful. Screw this band they aren't goth. They are closer to emo than that. I like DCFnaf and all but he gives to much praise to that stupid Amy Lee.
If there is something wrong with that band is that Amy Lee is the only member that gets credits. Evanescence is my favorite band, but I think the other members need more credits.
This band shouldn't be on this list. They deserve to be in the top ten best rock bands ever and they've earned it. The fact that Anthony and Flea are still touring in 2019 is amazing. Flea arguably the greatest bassist of all time in any genre, John Frusciante arguably the greatest since Hendrix, Chad Smith being able to keep up with a duo like flea and frusciante since 1988 is incredible. And their Slane Castle 2003 performance was other worldly. You guys on here who are saying this band is overrated, you don't know how wrong you are. They have so many underrated songs (some to me are better than their popular ones) that you guys don't even know. Wet Sand, She Looks To Me, Desecration Smile, Venice Queen, etc. Just listen to some of their live concerts from 2006 and their Slane Castle performance and you will see why this band kicks ass.
Listening to RHCP has the same effect on me as not listening to anything at all, I.e. nothing. Red Hot Chili Peppers have used the same sound throughout their career, "complimented" by the same bull staccato raps and cheesy guitar solos, and I'm fed up with hearing how amazing they are. Sure, if they trimmed everything they've ever produced into one album, maybe it'd be an important one (as their conflation of genres into one sound is cool in theory), but let's hope that they'd show any passion in it... which they haven't in anything they've made thus f ar. I f the frustrating sounds aren't enough, look at the awful lyrics in each so ng. e ven in the main singles, there's no lyrical purpose or direction to anything - an ironic reality since RHCP is based on hollow singles, rather than cohesive albums (which is why bands like Radiohead and Arcade Fire will always be better).
John Frusciante is not a great guitarist. The lyrics are all either about California or Heroin. While seemingly original, very monolithic. Couldn't break from their drug habits to solidify a future and only had a few decent songs, which get drug through our ears every day on FM radio as if they are the anthems of our generation or something. 2nd only to Aerosmith for the most overrated band of all time.
I am sick of hearing this band on almost every channel be it a supposed hard rock station or an adult contemporary one they are the most overplayed band of all time.
Was forced to see them at last Love Ride their best songs were covers from real bands who wrote good music. Dave Grohl sitting on his throne/motorcycle lamenting about not being able to get out in the wind and ride how pathetic? The insufferable douche bag cusses so much because he can't come up with anything interesting to say so he curses and his moronic fans scream in delight because they heard the "F" word. This just reinforces his need to be a jack ass on stage. I have seen Robert Plant and Pink Floyd so many times and never have they needed to dropping "f" bombs to get their fans into the show
Overrated? The only reason people say that is because Dave Grohl was in Nirvanna. In my opinion that is a reason they deserve their fame, it would be extremely hard to rise from the ashes of a really popular band. Dave recorded the first album on his own, he played all the instruments.
All songs sound exactly the same and it has just somehow become a mainstream accepted rock band and thereby gotten a lot more cred than deserved. The band is fine but certainly not "worlds best rock band" as commercial people seem to think...
They really aren't good.
The guitarist is unskilled (actually all the "musicians" are), their discography have songs that are indistinguishable from one another, their lead singer sounds constipated when singing, they are a derivative of Creed which in turn are a derivative of Pearl Jam whilst at the same time sounding like bro-country (shudders), the lead singer looks like a paedophile, they performed so terribly at a concert that people throw rocks at them, people actually petition for them to NOT perform, their songs lack class (e.G. Figured You Out, Something In Your Mouth), they only care about money when it comes to making music (I mean, as the almighty end all of all things), diversifying in music means bringing Flo Rida to guest in one of your songs, the lead singer is a douchebag as a person.
I just can't think of anything of merit about this band. If one is forced to listen to their music on the radio while at work, what will you expect to be the reaction?
Most people who have an ungodly hate for this band are generally sheep. Nickelback is not amazing, and their sound is generic usually, but kroeger has a weird sounding voice, but he actually has decent singing talent. Listen to godsmack. THAT is the definition of trying too hard to sing grungily. Their old songs were actually pretty good, but as soon as they blew up they just started to copy themselves. How you remind me isn't actually too bad as well
They could be good. I actually like the singer's voice, to be honest. The problem is that they're so damn lazy. All the songs they write are extremely simplistic and sound the same. And people still buy their albums...
They make really boring music in my opinion. No dynamic and just sounds mainstream. The singing also sounds forced. We are all different and like different kinds of music, but this is just not music to me.
They were a solid rock band but baby-boomers believe them to be almost as groundbreaking and historically important as Elvis. I'm actually a fan of a few of their songs but they made some stinkers too. The fact there is a successful magazine called "The Rolling Stones" is enough proof that this band is way overrated and not only that but able to use their magazine to release top 100 songs of all time that list their own songs way too favorably near the top every time.
The most overrated band ever. There are no questions. Seriously Mick Jagger is a great performer don't get me wrong, but that is the only reason that these guys are considered influential. His voice is nothing special, Keith Richards is a so-so guitarist and Brian Jones there only stand out musician was rejected and killed himself.
Paul Rodgers singing Jimi Hendrix songs sounds like a great idea being that Paul is a great bluesy style singer but there is just something about Jimi like Mick that brings out the best in their songs and that would be character in the voice. Some songs need that lesser than greatness to make it a great song and Mick pulls it off. Keith may just be an average guitar player but he is known as the Grand Riffmaster for a reason and everybody knows that Ron Wood is the better player. When a band has been around for 55 years releasing album after album somewhere down the line they are gonna stop creating masterpieces and have less than stellar songs but they have earned their praise and the right to be on top of the mountain with other greats of the rock era. Really the only albums or songs that appear near to the tops of lists are albums from their classic golden years and a good many of those albums have the cream of the rolling stones crop. It isn't like Dirty Work or Voodoo Lounge are ...more
Good writers & good in the studio - seen 'em live and they're brutal - glorified garage band. They're like Dylan - also a great writer - should have had someone else record his tunes. But of course, all music is subjective - one man's garbage is another man's gold.
They're very good but I have to admit johnny rotten and Sid vicious are overrated. Steve jones and Paul cook don't get much respect. Neither did the original bassist glen mattock.
Didn't the Sex Pistols only release one album? For some reason Nevermind seems like a punk album and getting all the creidt when the sex pistols did the same damn thing first.
Sid is overrated. Anarchy in the UK is still awesome, though.
Really I need to comment on this band, listen to their music... Enough said
They're not overrated, or rock.
Does people like them?
This is not a rock band but they are overrated though and they suck