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Bands People Lie About Liking  

Bailey Brown
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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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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock
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Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock
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Metallica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
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Ramones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk
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Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock
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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal
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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
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The Who is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music
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Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal
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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word
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Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music
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Grateful Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock
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The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop
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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge
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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog
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Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop
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Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop
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Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock
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The Clash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave
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The Velvet Underground is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music
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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music
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Pantera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
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The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock
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The Cure is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bands People Lie About Liking
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music