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After the grunge boom of the early 1990s, there were a slew of bands that emerged following that initial movement. The bands that started in that time were called, for better or worse, post-grunge. Retaining the same hard rockin' qualities of grunge bands, these groups generally weren't innovators in music, instead were piggybacking off the success of those earlier bands. Post-grunge outfits were derided by critics and were often times considered watered down versions of their predecessors. In some cases, members of those other bands' offshoots ended up falling in the post-grunge category, and are generally considered some of the best post-grunge bands. 

So, what are the best post-grunge bands? Though there will be grumbles from music fans and some critics, the top post-grunge bands have had a lot of widespread radio success, and in some cases, more than other genres of rock. Some of the best post-grunge bands are Bush, Live and Audioslave. These groups were part of the initial post-grunge movement, and are among the top post-grunge bands. While it's hard to state what constitutes a good post-grunge band, this list seeks to help define what exactly is.

Though post-grunge has pretty much died out at this point, it's impact is still apparent in rock music. This is thanks to bands like Nickelback and Creed, but no matter what, post-grunge bands can look back at the '90s and early 2000s fondly. This list answers the questions "who are the best post-grunge bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest post-grunge musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular post-grunge bands that you might've heard of. (120 items)
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Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Breaking Benjamin Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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+ - 138 54
Seether is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Seether Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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+ - 145 50
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Foo Fighters Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

4
+ - 99 53
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Shinedown Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

5
+ - 55 23
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 77 40
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Audioslave Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal

7
+ - 71 42
Staind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

8
+ - 73 46
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
3 Doors Down Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

9
+ - 72 39
Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Stone Temple Pilots Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

10
+ - 73 42
Bush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Bush Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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+ - 73 46
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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+ - 75 52
Creed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

13
+ - 58 49
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Puddle of Mudd Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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+ - 28 11
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pearl Jam Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

15
+ - 50 38
Fuel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Fuel Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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+ - 33 16
Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Alter Bridge Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
+ - 38 29
Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Collective Soul Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

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+ - 27 18
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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+ - 42 38
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

20
+ - 35 30
Live is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Live Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

21
+ - 18 10
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Godsmack Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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+ - 45 41
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Halestorm Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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+ - 22 17
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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+ - 38 28
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+ - 39 32
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

26
+ - 89 97
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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+ - 37 31
Red is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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+ - 28 24
10 Years is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
10 Years Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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+ - 15 11
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

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+ - 18 10
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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+ - 19 14
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
The Smashing Pumpkins Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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+ - 22 21
Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Goo Goo Dolls Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock

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+ - 14 13
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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+ - 16 10
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Stone Sour Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 15 10
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 33 36
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

37
+ - 25 28
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Drowning Pool Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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+ - 23 32
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

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+ - 19 18
Filter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Filter Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

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+ - 11 12
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Finger Eleven Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

41
+ - 22 26
Third Eye Blind is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Third Eye Blind Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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+ - 22 26
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Everclear Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

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+ - 11 13
Hinder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Hinder Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 16 14
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
The Offspring Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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+ - 13 18
Better Than Ezra is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Better Than Ezra Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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+ - 13 13
Local H is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Local H Experimental rock, Grunge, Post-grunge

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+ - 6 3
Primus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Primus Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

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+ - 27 30
Black Stone Cherry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Black Stone Cherry Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 8 6
Trapt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Trapt Nu metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

50
+ - 10 13
Default is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Default Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal