Best Bands of All Time

As you know, music band is a term, commonly referred to a group of people, who perform some kind of music. Generally pop or rock, but it can be anything. School music band, people who perform outdoors etc. But this list is devoted to defining the best band of all time. History of music contains plenty of genres, like jazz bands, but it is well known that to really go top of the industry and become famous among teens as equally as among elders, you would need to switch your style to a rock or pop related thing. Nothing personal, it’s just the way you gain popularity with the masses and stay in their memories forever.

The chart contains renowned dinosaurs of the industry, like AC/DC and The Queen, who are performing the same good stuff we all like and never betrayed their style. On the other hand, there are people like Linkin Park and Imagine Dragons who are constantly shifting their styles, adapting to new trends and music flows. Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington have gone from skull-cracking nu metal to melodic alternative rock and even pop with their recent albums. This, however, would never shake their position of one of the best bands we know. Huge fan communities, heart melting albums and never ending hype, that’s how our top band list can be described. Find someone you adore? Smash the button next to that band and let it go right up the list. Who’s your best band ever? Let us know by your votes and comments below!

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Queen

Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music.

I respect them as a good act in rock/pop history that inspired legions of other artists. As musicians, they're all great with a lot of talent. But simply their style don't match my musical tastes. What can i do about that? I don't like them. But even so, they were great.

Perfect band with perfect talent. Awesome discography. Freddy lives forever!

Say what you will about Queen, but Brian May's guitar playing alone makes them one of the best bands of the 70s. His tone is masterful. There's a certain cheese-factor to Queen, but much of the early 70s was ridiculously cheesy and completely over-indulgent. I prefer the 3 album run of Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack and A Night At The Opera over the later work.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the counterculture of the 1960s.

Whether or not the Beatles are the greatest band of all time will always be up for debate. But really, few can deny that there's definitely something about their music that ultimately improves the quality of your life.

They make the world a much brighter place. An audio best friend. They pick me up no matter. You know you're eternally obsessed when you could mime every instrument note to every song in their discography. Well, and their bootlegs. There's no word to describe their greatness.

Of course, one of the bests bands ever. They totally changed te music, creating new ways to compose music, and new kind of music. They made really mind-blowing almubs, like Sgt Peppers and Revolver, that will never dissapear of my top ten. However, after i passed my moment to only listen The Bealtes, I realized that there are many things that I'm unconfortable with, like the fact they thet sold themself as artist.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of popular music.

David Gilmore's guitar work may not be the quickest that anyone has seen, but his delivery is both skilled and emotional. Even though Bob Dylan and Lou Reed could smoke Pink Floyd lyrically on most songs, what Pink Floyd has that Bob Dylan and Lou Reed don't have is great delivery.

Experimental for the sake of it! I once heard an interview with Roger Waters recalling an episode where he was searching the house for something that could sound like a bass guitar. Finally he stumbled upon the perfect item....... a bass guitar. Great to hear someone of such stature admit their fallibility.

I don't really view them as classic rock. Unlike most artists from the 60s-70s, PF's music stands up not just sonically but lyrically as well. Although TDSOTM and The Wall are great, their heavy use of experimentation and progression on albums like Meddle and Animals is truly timeless.

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Nirvana

Nirvana was an American rock band formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important alternative bands in history. Though the band dissolved in 1994 after the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain, their music continues to maintain a popular following and to inspire and influence modern rock and roll culture.

Not overrated. Musically, Soundgarden are on par, and Pearl Jam gets close. Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots could rival Kurt Cobain for drug use, but not song craftsmanship. Nirvana gets extra prominence because of the effect they had. They shook the industry to its core. They marked the change in era. Nirvana killed hair metal and fluff pop, and ushered in a 5 year streak of genius, not just of themselves, but a new tone in music. Nevermind is as good as advertised (all-time great), Bleach is overlooked, and In Utero, despite its challenges, is still brilliant. More than anything, anyone who claims Nirvana is a one-album wonder is forgetting about the subdued wonder of Unplugged. How good does a band need to be when they do Bowie, Leadbelly and the Meat Puppets better than the originals do? Maybe if Cobain hadn't died, these guys would have drifted into mediocrity, ruining their image, but he did die, and their work from 89-94 is as epic as anyone.

Nirvana brought real music back into the mainstream. I wonder if we would rank them more like Pearl Jam if they continued on? However, all of their albums are better than Ten ever was. I think Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were under-rated in this band, and think they had more weight than what people gave them. Remember that Nirvana went nowhere until Dave joined the picture. I love the raw energy that they put into music, and the honest distress. It is often said they are pretentious, but I disagree and think their music came from the heart.

Excellent band, yet very over-rated at the same time. IMO the best bands of the 90's were Radiohead, Blur, and The Smashing Pumpkins.

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music.

The greatest band to ever grace this universe. They are the limit for musical talent. Every member was essential and ending it with Bonham's death was the best thing they could have done. Better than the Rolling Stones and definitely better than The Beatles. They are too underrated on this site.

Great musicians forming an even greater band BUT...they are a bit too metalish and a bit too protracted in their songs for me to really worship them.

Did you know that Ken Dodd wrote the lyric for Kashmere? It was originally going to be a stage song for the Diddymen, but Plant auditioned for the show and persuaded, with a clothes mangle, Ken to let him have it for the band.

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Metallica

Metallica is an American heavy metal band based in San Rafael, California. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles when vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. Metallica's current line-up comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

They Were Gods in the 80's, With Mustaine And Burton They Were The Greatest Metal Band ever. kirk hammett who went in the band one mounth before the release of kill em all is horrible , probally the worst guitarist i've heard, and When Cliff Burton Died They Started To decline a lot, after cliff's death metallica only had a great musician (Hetfield) good musician(jason) and awful musicians (kirk and lars). some good songs were recorded in and justice for all and the black album, but they are doing s""t almost 20 years.

Metallica was the standard setter, but I never really liked them. They do have some great stuff musically, but I have never felt like they had any substance, and only people that hang out at truck stops listens to it. But then I respected them for their musicianship, but that ended there.

They Were Gods in the 80's, With Mustaine And Burton They Were The Greatest Metal Band ever. kirk hammett who went in the band one mounth before the release of kill em all is horrible , probally the worst guitarist i've heard, and When Cliff Burton Died They Started To decline a lot, after cliff's death metallica only had a great musician (Hetfield) good musician(jason) and awful musicians (kirk and lars). some good songs were recorded in and justice for all and the black album, but they are doing s""t almost 20 years.

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Linkin Park

It took these guys only one album to prove that they are among the best modern rock bands. 4 years after the formation of the band, they reach huge popularity, all thanks to the Hybrid Theory, which was a true revelation for the critics and those who love a good sound. The band emerged with nu metal and alternative music and the album sold 11 million copies, reaching the Diamond status.

The band was pressured by the fans who wanted more of the same and Meteora came out in 2003, following the same metal pattern and gained huge popularity. Linkin Park started touring and headlining many festivals worldwide along with the most famous musicians. Minutes of Midnight was a big turn towards more classic rock sound and band members confessed that this is what they feel comfortable with. Next albums were even a bigger step towards a lighter sound which was controversial, yet the albums were selling magnificently. LP music featured in movies and games.

2017 for Linkin Park is known for the release of the seventh album of the group. It is notable that we will not hear heavy drums and riffs as we are used to. The guys have reached a point in their career when they can sing whatever they like and still have millions of supporters purchasing their albums, creating full artistic freedom for experimenting and trying out the new look of the band.

Which albums do you like the most? Would you prefer hearing old songs or more into the recent creations of Chester, Mike and Co? Share your opinion in the comment section created specifically for the Linkin Park.

Most of their works are garbage. Their standard album is generally a mediocre bunch of songs, with a couple of stand outs. Living Things and Minutes to Midnight balance this formula, the former being absolute crap and the letter a good album.

Terribly over-rated band. How they have so many fans is beyond me? I think most are teenagers who follow a crowd. Sure a few alright songs but they are nothing special. Also released far too many albums, they clearly don't believe in quality over quantity and will release any old rubbish. Maybe if they had limited their released they would be taken more seriously.

Although better than some NU metal bands (korn, limp bizkit) the lyrics are cringe worthy and all of it sounds the same.

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Green Day

These Oakland kings of punk rock are still kicking it. One of the top modern rock bands, a regular and a wanted visitor of Billboard music charts, Green Day stands out a big time when talking about punk. More than 30 years on stage, these golden oldies know what is good music and we love them for it.

Green Day are on the stage since 1986, when 14-year-old Billie Joe Armstrong assembled his friends into an underground band. Green Day was performing in the clubs and gaining popularity step by step. While the period from the birth of the band and up to 1994 was a moderate success with Billy and company were working their way up the rock ladder, the next two years are a pure breakthrough.

Green Day are signed by Reprise and release Dookie, a total hit, which has skyrocketed band’s success, sales, and overall popularity. Guys were on top of commercial summary as their rock machine was going at full speed. After a lengthy period of mediocre success, guys release American Idiot and enjoy a new income of fame, money, and listeners. An album that targeted politics and specifically President Bush simply could not go unnoticed, especially when a good music was backing it up.

Twelve studio albums, Grammy awards, millions of fans, all of the was earned by hard work and sweat on the stage. Green Day still are the kings of punk rock, not listening to anyone and singing about what they please.

Tell us what you think about the music of Green Day and how much are you waiting for the thirteenth album to come out! Share your favorite songs, concerts, lyrics and opinions in the comment box below.

Meh. Some really good stuff, some really terrible stuff, but mostly just meh.

A tremendously creative band that isn't afraid to change. I keep seeing comments like "Dookie is better than American Idiot", well, OK...the point is that it's not THE SAME. Too many bands just re-hash the same old act - these guys push that envelope while retaining their identities. Love 'em!

Green Day were the first band I fell in love with as a kid, around the time when American Idiot was released. The following years I bought a lot of their albums - and it was almost the only band I listened to. By 2009 they released 21st Century Breakdown and my love for the band declined... 21st... is okay, but the latest three albums is not to my liking. I fear they'll never reach the heights of Dookie or American Idiot again.

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Black Sabbath (Best Bands)

Black Sabbath is a top band when it comes to heavy music and heavy metal in particular. Since the origin in 1969, Black Sabbath have influenced the whole industry, setting the beginning of doom metal and reaching the mark of 70 million sold albums as of 2000. Ozzy and the crew know how to do crazy stuff.

What can I say? The soundtrack from my growing up, and beyond.

Paranoid is great but their debut may be my personal favorite. Their first 6 albums are all classic and that is a string of greatness very few can say. It wasn't Sabbath after Ozzy left but RJD had his moments. Heaven & Hell is pretty great album that belongs alongside the earlier albums as a classic. It probably would be more highly regarded had he not been replacing Ozzie and instead gone under a new name (which they did later), something Zack Wylde alluding to.

This band is immortal in my book. They have such a solid discography of metal it's unbelievable, plus they did it first... or at least the best that the early bands did it. My favorite album is Sabotage (I know, I'm probably the only one). Stuff was great with Ozzy and with Dio. Iommi is a metal god.

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Coldplay

The best band ever, according to millions of young people, Coldplay is a British pop-rock band which has gained fame at the dawn of 21st century and stayed there since. Their music is meditating, uplifting and is set to encourage thoughts about one’s emotions. 80 million albums sold speak for themselves and leave no second thoughts.

A good band who have lost their way a bit.I love the song Yellow and I think X & Y is a really good album. It seems to be fashionable not to like them anymore !

Talented band, great albums from the beginning to Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Mylo Xyloto sucked. They can only improve from there

Sad to see them go down the dark road of Pop Duets with Jay-Z and crap. The first 2 albums were amazing, especially Parachutes, it deserves to be higher. The fact that Coldplay had disowned Parachutes says a lot about them.

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Death Cab for Cutie

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AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. A hard rock/blues rock band, they have also been considered a heavy metal band, although they have always dubbed their music simply "rock and roll". AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975; Malcolm and Angus were the only original members left in the band. Membership subsequently stabilised until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977 for the album Powerage.

The greatest Rock N Roll band ever

Great band. They found their formula early on and stuck with it. This is a workingman's band. No deep, insightful lyrics, no complex harmonies, no world-shaking political statements...just good, old-fashioned, fist-pumping rock. Enjoy it with a cold bottle of Guinness.

I am an AC/DC fan. Angus Young has some great guitar leads. My only criticism is it all runs together after awhile. You can pick up two or three of their albums and basically own everything, but it still sounds good

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The original line-up consisted of Brian Jones (rhythm guitar, harmonica), Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (lead guitar, backing vocals), Ian Stewart (piano), Bill Wyman (bass), and Charlie Watts (drums).

The Stones were arguably the best band on the planet for those years between Beggars Banquet and Sticky Fingers. They lost relevance but they had one hell of a run of brilliant albums. I prefer to remember the high points and ignore the misteps.

The Stones may have the best singles of any of the 60s/70s giants, and Mick Jagger is one of the most entertaining front men rock has ever known. But they never seemed to be able to have more than about three-quarters of a great album, and I wish we could have had more songwriting and vocal contributions beyond the Glimmer Twins.

Rock n roll giants, the albums probably didn't quite reach the heights of their rivals - but one of those legendary groups whose contribution went beyond the music itself.

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The Who

The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and holding a reputation for their live shows and studio work.

Quadrophenia was on and my husband said, "I don't 'get' the Who." In that declaration I knew unequivocally there was just no hope, and so - well - I left.

As a bassist, I really wish I liked this band more (John Entwistle is easily one of the top 10 bassists of all times), but I'm just not crazy about their lyrics/singer/songwriting. Awesome band, less awesome front man, in my opinion.

One of the 3 Greatest rock band. I love them !

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One Direction

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Imagine Dragons

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Avenged Sevenfold

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Radiohead

How do you distinguish a representative of top modern rock bands? 30 million album sales should help you out a little bit. These English guys from boys’ school showed the world how the real music should be played and became the gods to the music community. The artists themselves mentioned that the influence behind their music was rock, electronica, and even hip-hop. We will have to thank big artists of those styles for inspiring the Radiohead to achieve what they have already and presenting to us some of the best albums in history.

Thom Yorke, the lead vocalist, is the main person behind most of the lyrics and songs and he is the one who created magnificent stories that we still can’t get enough of. Releasing “Creep” in 1996 instantly made Radiohead a known band throughout the world and their third album only increased the popularity. This is the band that was quick to gain the fame and never lets it go, unlike many other quick-born stars, known by only one song. Radiohead guys pressed on and kept creating music that got people by their hearts.

Guys have produced 9 albums so far, collaborating with artists, producers, and orchestras. Top quality content is a deserved landmark of Radiohead and the iconic look of the band members. The sound that they manage to extract from their instruments is sometimes beyond comprehension and that is what we love about these Brits.

What do you think about this gem of alternative music? Are you a creep and a weirdo and not afraid to sing about that publically? Let the community know in the comments! We’re sure there are millions of those who will gladly share the feeling with you.

I've never understood the idea that a band needs to ferment to become the greatest of all time. In nine years, the Velvet Underground made four albums (fuck Squeeze) and millions of people adore them and hail them as one of the most influential bands of all time. If music is good, it's always been good since the day it was made, music doesn't just become bad with age, we change and our perception of that music melds it into the classic it is, even though it always was and will be classic. I believe that Radiohead is one of those bands. They've got timeless, beautiful, ambitious music that will always delve into the collective head of humanity and put music and words to our secret thoughts.

If Radiohead are over-rated then so are the rest of the top twenty bands... They are either your favourite band or not, everyone has their own favourite band. Radiohead are second on merit from having quality albums. The people have voiced their thoughts. Whatever you think of them, here are some positive facts: They have never split up since they started in 1985. They never fights with other bands or amongst the band. They don't sell out to Apple or anything. They mutate and search for different sounds/genres. They rewarded their fans by letting fans pay what they want for their 7th album In Rainbows. They are the ultimate role-models in how a band should construct themselves nowadays.

No way in hell that Karma Police is their second best song. They have at least 50 better songs.

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Rush

Some say. Rush is the best band ever in Canada. Emerging in 1968, these guys have taken progressive rock and heavy metal up to a new level. Crazy number of 20 studio albums gives the fans a ton of material to listen and love the Rush even more. The legacy of this guys is going strong.

Probably had the greatest impact on me out of any artists I've heard

My favorite rock band for almost four decades now. Nowhere else will you find unsurpassed musicians at every position, epic and challenging compositions, and such thoughtful lyrics. These guys are, and probably will be, completely untouched as a complete outfit.

I love his voice

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Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The lineup, when first signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler.

Appetite was brilliant and then they are hit and miss after.

OK, Axle is the father that broke up our parents marriage. We want to hate him and Chinese Democracy. The truth is, CD has elements of Appetite and Illusion. The guitars dont suffer from the loss of Slash (I love slash). In fact with a good sound system you can hear incredible faint guitar tracks. I cant in all honesty say some of the records I see in BEA are better than ths. I know I'll listen to this more.

These guys never did it for me. Always been annoyed by the riff for Sweet Child O' Mine being taken from Rush's Xanadu and no-one seems to notice. November Rain a good song though.

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Sianvar

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Evanescence

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My Chemical Romance

Representative of the American alternative bands family, the group began the music career in 2001. The Black Parade, a 2006 albums was a major hit receiving double platinum status in the UK and is by far the biggest success of MCR. After a prolific career, the band broke up and no albums were released since that.

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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, pianist and keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, lead guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during its history, with the only exceptions being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald, and the departure of longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora in 2013. Phil X and McDonald both became official members in 2016

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Muse

One of English best modern bands and worldwide heroes of alternative rock, Muse has already cemented their place in the rock history. Their debut album came out in 1999, despite the band’s foundation in 1994. It took them whole five years to get this thing sorted out properly, defining the sound of the group and stating that they are not in the industry to be forgotten soon. Next album followed up in 2 years, continuing the music ideas of its predecessor and solidifying the band’s positions as one that takes British music to the global popularity.

Third album broke the record, as the first one to stay at the top of UK albums five times in a row. 2006 was the year of Supermassive Black Hole and further extension of international popularity. Introducing electronic and pop elements, the album reinstated the legacy of Depeche Mode and increased the number of people who were looking for the good music and discovered Muse.

Band’s trophy shelf includes two Grammy awards and many British ones as the sign of global recognition and appreciation of their music. The sound itself combines progressive metal, art rock and electronic touches. It is not a rare thing to hear symphonic orchestras in their songs that just indicate how big of a scale these guys are aiming for. Since the global audience discovered Muse, there was no shortage in those who desired to see them in their country, therefore the band is touring all over the world and promise to visit North America in a short time. Are you waiting for Muse to come to your city? Tell us in the comments!

Muse is incredibly talented, and are possibly the best live show on Earth in recent years. Heart-pumping, hyper-active and, well, weird. Muse does what they want, and are very shameless in their sound. 1. Origin of Symmetry 98% - Epic, experimental and stunning 2. Absolution 96% - Strong, heart-pumping and apocalyptic 3. Black Holes and Revelations 87% - Great, lacks something 4. Resistance 78% - Grandeuse, borrows a bit too much 5. Showbiz 75% - Destructive, strong debut 6. The 2nd Law 68% - Excellent songs, but a mess of an album

I do enjoy some Muse especially the earlier works, but there has always been a bad taste in my mouth. I think its from not being able to shake the OK Computer comparisons. I mean, they literally took two tracks off of one of the greatest albums of all time and decided to make a career replicating them.

I love almost everything this band has put out. I think their brilliance is lost on most of their young fans, who have come to them via movie soundtracks and video games. Vocally, Bellamy is capable of doing things very few singers will ever be able to do. You will also hear thundering basslines, cruncy guitars and delicate baroque keyboards. They weave together influences such as Queen, Radiohead and King Crimson and turn out their own unique brand of pop/prog that is very accessible for all its complexity.

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Fall Out Boy

Considered to be one of the best bands in the pop punk genre, Fall Out Boy produces high-quality content and cements its place in the history of music. They focus heavily on the lyrics and deliver a deep message. Famous artists do the covers of their songs to acknowledge the band’s legacy.

Great band, sadly I think Folie will be their last great album. They've gotten much worse since the hiatus. And to be honest I can't see them improving.

I feel the need to stand up for Fall Out Boy because on a site like this they don't stand a chance. For me they remain one of my favorite bands. Let me explain. At first glance they are your average radio friendly pop band, but I argue that they are at least a notch above that if not more. Fall Out Boy stands above their peers due to: 1. Pete Wentz's Lyrics and 2. Patrick Stump's Vocals. Pete Wentz is a master of word play and tongue in cheek lyrics. A favorite of mine being "Don't feel bad for the suicidal cats, they gotta kill themselves 9 times before they get it right." But his lyrics aren't all fun. I kid you not their song "You're Crashing, But You're No Wave" gives me chills in it's tragic tale of an innocent man found guilty and is sentenced to hang for his supposed crimes. I mean what other radio pop band has a chorus as strong as "A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it?" Off the top of their heads, the average teenage kid doesn't know what in the hell that even means. Then there's Patrick Stump on vocals. This guy is good. I would argue he has a range that rivals Michael Jackson, the King of Pop himself. The performances that best come to mind are on my personal favorite Fall Out Boy song, the wonderfully crafted, "What A Catch, Donnie" and on Patrick Stump's solo album "Solo Punk." I normally don't type this much on this site and I doubt I'm going to change any opinions here, but hey taste is subjective right? That said I will happily continue to rank Fall Out Boy's Folie A Deux up on my chart around Radiohead's Kid A and Nine Inch Nail's The Fragile.

Sentimental favorites for sure. They're a real solid pop/punk group nonetheless. They definitely have a novel approach to what they do, which I can't say for a lot of other groups. Also, not sure if I'm that excited about them coming back, but their albums; Take This to Your Grave, From Under the Cork Tree, and Infinity on High; are all pretty solid.

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Black Veil Brides

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

These guys are definitely one of the most popular modern rock bands to take you to the other side. Long prolific career, never ending fame, and hype, original clips, RHCP are the titans of the industry. Operating since 1983, they are gurus of funk rock and never fail in delivering quality content to the listeners. Despite the normal process of aging, the Peppers are not looking like stopping their engines. Improvised live performances get us the feeling of a constant jam and the fun and joy the artist are experiencing are viral, spreading through the audience and filling the concert halls with a distinct energy, only possible for the RHCP.

Like most of the bands, they experienced a change of personnel, rotating the musicians if need be, but absolutely no result in the end quality can be spotted. One of the major blows to the team was the death of Hillel Slovak, aged 28. His drug addiction undermined his health and eventually, his heart stopped beating after an overdose. He hid his addiction from everyone and this was one of the reasons for not getting help in time.

RHCP received the global fame only in the 90s and have not disappeared from the music radars ever since. Producing iconic albums and singles, guys were conquering huge space in their fans’ hearts. The band has already left a huge legacy behind them and a whole generation of young adults who were born and raised under their music and artistic performances. Only Californication sold 16 million copies worldwide, let alone the combination of all other albums.

What do you think about the Chili Peppers and how long ago did you hear their first song? All of that and more can be discussed in the comment section for this band, right below.

They are far past their prime studio-wise. Ever since John Frusciante left, they have not been quite as good. They're still a great live band though.

Great band, great live too. Favs; BloodSugar, Mothers Milk, Californication, Stadium, By The Way, One Hot Minute.

Bassline Heaven. My Heroes Play in this band. My very favorite songs are made by these funky monks I love this band more than life.

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Dream Theater

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ABBA

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Maroon 5

Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. It currently consists of lead vocalist Adam Levine, lead guitarist James Valentine, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden, drummer Matt Flynn, and keyboardist PJ Morton.Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine (lead vocals, lead guitar), Jesse Carmichael (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Mickey Madden (bass guitar) and Ryan Dusick (drums), formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

The Adam Levine vocal vehicle known as Maroon 5. Levine is a talent but every album is a blatant attempt to make a number 1 radio friendly hit based on the popular music of the time. This lack of soul, identity, and general humanity makes it hard to like the band. They are basically a machine that throws in radio friendly ideas and shoot out singles. Some are hits and most are misses. So take them for what they offer. A couple solid pop songs on each album and the talent of Adam Levine. That's about it.

They're magicians, know why? Because they got the magic to make the most boring, shitty and annoiyng music ever, every album of them gets olds in 5minutes, listen to them is like playing Hong Kong 97 from snes... Or even worse...

I really loved She Will Be Love and the first half of Overexposed. Don't sure if I can call the rest a shit, but it ain't good.

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Aerosmith

Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists.

Literally the greatest rock n' roll band of All Time....just saying.

I also agree, they have lots of solid stuff, just 'Toys..." Is a standoutm

My favorite! Most like the late 80ies/early 90ies period with Permanent Vacation, Pump, Get A Grip. Great!!

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Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band's discography has grown to thirty-eight albums, including sixteen studio albums, eleven live albums, four EPs, and seven compilations.

What a classic fucking band! Saw them live and they were great. But the studio albums are just phenomenal. It must be incredibly hard for them to come up with a setlist. Sooo many hits and just great solid songs. Number of the Beast is THE masterpiece but you really can't go wrong with any other album... except for the Blaze Bailey ones... avoid those.

I have always liked Maiden. They put on a high energy show and some of their work such as TNOTB and Piece of Mind are about as good as it gets when it comes to metal. However, at times their songs can drag.

One of my favorite metal bands and amazing live performers who put on arguably THE best concert I've ever seen. Their work throughout the 1980's is an unreal string of metal classics with very few low spots, though from after that, it's been a little spotty. Still a legendary, culture changing band.

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Foo Fighters

Founded by Dave Grohl of Nirvana after the death of Kurt Cobain, Foo Fighters quickly gained the fame and were called one of the best alternative bands. The band has recorded 9 studio albums, all much loved and revered by the fans and critics. All albums combined have sold 30 million copies globally.

Maybe not the most original, but they've been writing great songs for a long time, and have several great albums. TCATS is amazing.

I think the Foos make great singles, but their albums are kinda weak.

Arguably the most important band leading the rock charge today, and doing it with great consistency. One of the best live bands you'll see, and just really good guys. It seems now as if they are in their prime, so there should be more very good things to come from the Foo Fighters in the next few years.

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The main band that changed music and my life. Each album and songs are incredible, so many moments. The 60's was a great decade for rock to grow up and also for popular music with this band full of creativity. Thank you John, Paul, George and Ringo. Thank you Beatles.

I never subscribed to the notion that the Beatles are/were the greatest band of all time, because I don't think any such thing exists. Nevertheless, the pace at which they evolved, innovated and changed over their short tenure, and the influence they exerted, is nothing short of breathtaking. Their earlier works are enjoyable in their own way, but from 1965-69 they were remarkable. On a personal note, the Beatles are the first band I really listened to, rather than just sort of enjoyed. They were the gateway to discovering a whole host of other artists from a bygone era that I greatly enjoy.

There's no doubt that The Beatles are the greatest band n history of music. Someone could not like them, but anyone who has a bit of intellectual integrity wouldn't deny their importance.

Calling The Beatles anything other than the greatest band of all time is impossible

The Beatles are the gold standard of harmony. 3 gifted song writers: John, Paul, and George. As for Ringo, well, he really lucked out.

Don't really understand the recent hate on The Beatles. I can understand people thinking they're overrated, but outright disliking them? The Beatles reached critical and mainstream success like no other band in history, either when making pop rock music, or experimenting. They had arguably had one of the biggest influences in the music industry period, and still manage to be relevant today. Surely one of the greatest ever.

When it comes to one of my favorite activities, compiling top 10 (or 25 or 50 etc) lists, one list I tend to go back to and rework quite often is the list of the greatest bands of all time. The Beatles will never lose the number 1 spot. What they were able to accomplish in terms of songwriting, popularity, sales, and of course influence, cannot be described by words. The Beatles are more than music, they are more than pop culture, and are more than any one person. The Beatles are, in a word, magic. Like them, love them, hate them, they are the greatest rock band of all time. Forever.

In terms of influence, 100 without a doubt. Abbey Road is great, Sgt Peppers and Revolver have more than a few great tracks, but I can't help but feel like many of their songs are simplistic snooze fests. Hate me if you want, that's just how I feel.

I'm hesitant to agree when people say "(so and so) wouldn't exist if not for (influential musical artist of the past)." And to be clear, I think there's something more important to focus on when it comes to The Beatles' impact on modern music. Inevitably, modern music was going to have a history; it was going to evolve somehow. But what's noteworthy is that it was not inevitable that one single group of musicians was going to assume as prominent a role as The Beatles did in the innovative process of modern music, nor was it inevitable that so much would evolve in such a short period of time. So to those who suggest that "Someone was going to come along and do it, and it just so happened to be The Beatles," I say: we will never know how many musical artists or groups it would take - in a hypothetical, alternate universe - to contribute to music as much as The Beatles did. Regardless, they wrote history, it didn't just conveniently fall into their laps.

By the most objective, scientific of criteria The Beatles were the best ever. No band in history has appealed to such a broad range of people. In their early days they wrote incredibly simple but catchy tunes with great hooks that were instantly memorable. In later years they progressed in more challenging directions that changed the face of popular music forever.

Pure genius, the best for a reason. I try not to set them aside but it's just impossible. They never sound the same, and despite the fact that they are not virtuosos at their instruments, there is something about them that just sets them apart. 1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 98% - Era-defining 2. Revolver 98% - THE sound of mid-60's psychedelic rock 3. Abbey Road 97% - Astounding album, epic, classic 4. Rubber Soul 95% - Mature and tinged with psychedelia 5. The White Album 94% - Somehow, this works out perfectly 6. Magical Mystery Tour 92% - Pure psychedelia at its best 7. Help! 90% - Just excellent, pop-rock masterpiece 8. Please Please Me 88% - Excellent debut, pure talent 9. With the Beatles 87% - Cleaner and neater than debut 10. Beatles for Sale 86% - Soft and fun 11. A Hard Day's Night 85% - Fun, lovely 12. Let It Be 80% - Playful, funny, odd way to leave ... and Yellow Submarine 75%

Yes I love the Beatles. No I do not think the Beatles are objectively the greatest band of all time. Yes I recognize that all four Beatles were, as instrumentalists, average at best, and yes I recognize that almost all of the musical innovations credited to the Beatles are in fact the innovations of other (probably more intelligent) artists, and that whatever innovations the Beatles are responsible for was more the project of George Martin's ingenuity than anything. Yes I understand where people are coming from when accusing the Beatles of being masters of the "faux avant-garde" (of pretending to be avant-garde musicians while actually writing relatively simple pop songs), except here's the thing, the Beatles are pop musicians, self-proclaimed in fact, without any pretenses of being anything more. They wrote 3 minute pop songs, and occasionally utilized more or less experimental techniques that had already been developed by everybody from the Byrds to the Velvet Underground, and to that end (to the end of their being essentially pop musicians), the Beatles are utterly brilliant at what they do. John Lennon and Paul McCartney could craft some of the most beautiful and catchy melodies of any of the era's musicians, with harmonic perfection rivaling that of The Beach Boys. Sure they may not have necessarily broken as much new ground as many Beatles fans more fervent than I will claim they did, but they were masters of their craft, whether that craft be crafting catchy pop ditties or Indian-influenced psychedelic tunes. The Beatles were just a band, but they were a damn good one

There may have been other bands who have been an equal in versatility, in innovation, in influence, or in talent. But no one has come close to combining these factors as the Beatles did in seven short years. They reinvigorated rock when it needed a new life and jumped across continents to inspire a nation reeling from Kennedy's death -- and a year later had moved onto a completely different plane. Their continual drive to find their next sound, their next feel sparked genre after genre, their explorations expanding the very idea of what music could achieve, and along the way they created the modern idea of an album: a band-chosen collection of cohesive tracks the same across the world they so inspired, and still do.

Great instrumental habilities (including voice), profesors of rock as some say. For me they became less innovative as they popularity grew, until the final albums. Singles band for the most part, 'cause they have hidden gems as well, and most of their albums is worth listening anyway.

You can tell that if they really tried, they could have made amazing albums. But they didn't. Ah well, RIP Freddie Mercury

So... I like Queen as a singles band. Their best of kinda stuff is alright, some amazing and some ok. I love Brian May's guitar playing and Freddie's voice is awesome, but the music becomes mediocre. I am in the middle of listening to their albums and how they are ranked on this site. On number seven, which at this time is Innuendo. That album just reminds me of the butt rock I hate, but then there are some singles that would make me want to put them in my top maybe, let's say 20-30 bands...

People can hate this band as much as they like to just the same way as I love all their post-"A Night at the Opera" albums regardless of how much garbage these albums are supposed to be. A singles band, yes, but definitely also an album band.

Great band. I'm still listening to their albums trying to past listening to just their hits and find some good tracks people don't talk about much. Bohemian Rhapsody is easily one of the best songs of the past 60 years of rock & roll history.

Two prototypes for every other band to follow: Brian May as the sublimely talented guitar god, and Freddie Mercury as the dramatic, charismatic front man. Both used to measure all others.

Completely agree with the comments about Freddie being probably the greatest front man in history. I wasn't always convinced by the music but you cannot deny the showmanship that went into every performance. I has the privalege of seeing them in the late '70's. Spectacular doesn't cover it. Freddie was a true great & what a voice.

While the group’s style didn’t evolve too much over the years, apart from to remain in step with prevailing trends, they always presented a fair bit of diversity; of the two dominant writers, Mercury tended towards show tunes and May tended towards hard rock, while Deacon and Taylor had less distinctive styles and wrote in more of a pop/rock vein. This approach to writing meant that the group’s albums tended to be incoherent; most of the time it feels like they’re writing to have something to write music to, rather than communicating anything particularly heartfelt or profound. Because of the range of writers, lyrical subjects and styles, none of their albums hang together perfectly. But that’s the negative side; the writers all had a good sense of melody and a distinctive palette of sounds to work with, and their albums almost always have a handful of really good songs – few other groups with a twenty year tenure have such an even distribution of radio hits throughout their discography, as radio listeners are just as likely to be acquainted with ‘Killer Queen’ from 1974 or ‘Bicycle Race’ from 1978 as they are with ‘A Kind of Magic’ from 1986 or ‘The Show Must Go On’ from 1991. And their albums strike a nice balance between innovation and accessibility; even though some of their material could be categorised as progressive rock or metal, they’re not difficult for casual music listeners to grasp.

Queen were one of those bands that were totally unique, they never sounded like anyone else but themselves. They had incredible songs, especially the singles, but there were some fantastic album tracks too. Bohemian rhapsody, Killer queen, Another one bites the dust, and, somebody to love, are all classic singles, but there's also, '39, Get down, make love, Jealousy, It's late, and, I'm in love with my car, all great album tracks. Queen never took themselves too seriously and their relationship with their fans was always very important. All four members contributed great songs to their records and their videos, especially in the eighties, were always a lot of fun. Queen were one of those very few bands that crossed over into all genres, everyone likes at least one Queen song. They may not be thought of as cool, and they may have veered a little too close to commerciality in the second half of their career, but they were always entertaining and superb live as their amazing show at Live Aid shows us. There will never be another band quite so brilliant, unique, and bizarre again. A great band.

Lacking a bit of emotion and humor as far as I'm concerned. Great musicians though. Silly to compare them to the Stones or the Beatles. Those two had something more... magical at their best.

Undoubtedly the greatest band of all time. Their output between '69 & '76 was staggering. Most bands would have been over the moon to have released any of their during this period. That's how brilliant they were. Had the pleasure of meeting Mr Plant in the late '70's. What a gent.

Brewed together bluesy swagger with thunderous power, flavoured with the creativity and pop sensibilities of the 60s. They concocted hard rock - often imitated by others, never bettered. Some were heavier, some were catchier, but nobody put it all together like Led Zep. They are the epitome of the rock band - sex-laced charismatic front man, guitar-rock god on lead guitar, groovy underrated bass, and volatile genius smacking the drums. Amazing.