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The Best Bands Like Coldplay

April 8, 2020 302 votes 32 voters25 items

List RulesVote up the bands that people who like Coldplay should check out ASAP.

Looking for more good bands like Coldplay? You've come to the right place. Thanks to classic hits like "Speed of Sound" and "Yellow," the British outfit is one of the most popular alternative rock bands of all time, but there are many other great groups who share a similar sound. 

Snow Patrol, Onerepublic, and Maroon 5 are among the top bands that sound like Coldplay from their biggest era, while newer rock bands like Imagine Dragons are clearly influenced by Chris Martin and co., are also often considered to be related artists to the group.

Undeniably, Coldplay has had a massive influence on pop, rock, alternative, indie, and other genres, inspiring both their contemporaries and new bands today. And, while there are a lot of awesome groups and artists that sound like the legends behind "Fix You" in their own ways, it's up to you to decide which are the best of the best. Vote up the bands you'd be most likely to recommend to people who are fans of Coldplay, and be sure to add any that you feel we might have missed.

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    Keane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    The Killers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    U2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    Oasis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    Snow Patrol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    The Verve is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    Kodaline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    Bastille is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    Muse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    James Blunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    The Script is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    The 1975 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    Elbow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
    Elbow are an English rock band formed in Bury in 1997. The band consists of Guy Garvey (lead... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    American Authors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
    American Authors is an American rock band based in New York City and who are signed to Island... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
    Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. It currently consists of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    James Bay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
    James Michael Bay (born 4 September 1990) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. In... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    George Ezra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    Tom Odell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    Train is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    Vance Joy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
    James Keogh, better known as Vance Joy, is an Australian singer-songwriter. Joy signed a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Hozier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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    X Ambassadors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Coldplay
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