Bands/Musicians Bands People Lie About Liking  

Bailey Brown
700 votes 49 voters 35 items

List Rules Vote up the bands people are most likely to lie about actually liking.

Music is a social staple, and relevant bands have become a defining cultural landmark people use to demonstrate their intellectual credibility. Whether or not you can name even a single song by Pantera or actually understand what makes Pink Floyd so simultaneously popular, innovative, and controversial, you have likely nodded along in agreement whenever either comes up in conversation.

The most notable rock bands throughout history are often recognized for their contributions to the music industry, and admittedly, you will probably get few shocked glaces if you claim not to like Led Zeppelin. No one is pretending to enjoy Nickelback or the Insane Clown Posse - given their status as some of the worst bands of all time - but some might lie about Tame Impala or the Beastie Boys.

People who lie about liking these bands do so because they know one hit song or because it gives them rock-cred to comment on someone's Black Flag tattoo. You are instantly cooler if you can talk about The Clash and Rage Against the Machine with musicians who have honed their craft, but be careful - you might be asked about your favorite album, or even the technical innovation of an unfamiliar band, and you'll be outed as a poser when you can't come up with an example.

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14 5
Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word
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17 8
Misfits is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk
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20 11
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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13 6
Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word
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19 12
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog
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12 6
The Velvet Underground is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music
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16 10
The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Alternative rock
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13 8
Grateful Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock
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18 13
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
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14 10
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock
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10 7
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music
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12 10
Sublime is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music
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12 10
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock
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11 9
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music
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9 7
Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop
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12 11
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music
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11 10
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
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9 8
Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock
19
10 10
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock
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9 9
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk
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8 8
Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal
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10 11
Pantera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
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10 11
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock
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7 8
Ramones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk
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8 10
Fiona Apple is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock