Christian The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands  

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This Christian alternative bands list ranks the best Christian alternative music artists making some of the best Christian songs of 2018. This list of top Christian alternative rock groups let’s you see who fans think are the best in Christian alternative. As alternative rock rose to prominence during the late 1980s and 1990s, an offshoot of that with religious overtones began to become popular. Thus alternative Christian music was born. Over the years, Christian alternative rock has grown and Christian alternative rock bands have captured the hearts and minds of fans of Christian music fans. Though Christian alternative rock bands may not get as much press as other genres of Christian music, that doesn't mean they're any less popular or important. Some of the best Christian alternative rock bands are widely respected and highly influential in both Christian music and rock music as a whole.

So, that said, what are the best Christian rock bands? Any list of Christian rock bands has to include the likes of Lifehouse, Flyleaf, Third Day, Plumb, and Kutless. These bands are widely considered some of the best in Christian alternative rock and with good reason. Their songs have resonated with fans and whenever they tour and play live, their shows are often sold out. They've brought Christian alternative rock into many Christian rock fans' homes and have proven that Christian alternative rock can be as good as Christian rock.

That said, it's up to you to determine who are the best Christian alt rock bands. If you like good Christian alternative bands, then you'll know who to vote for on this list. If you notice that a new band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best Christian alternative rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Christian alternative rock musician ever?" Vote your favorites up to the heavens and damn the rest to fiery bottom of the list. 

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Switchfoot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
havanajhon1994 added Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
rexmar0207 added Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
creativestylecs added Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
NickMerchant added Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

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Third Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
dayawn added Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Relient K is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
kesselrun added Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

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Kutless is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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The 77's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
New Wave, Christian punk, Rock music

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Sanctus Real is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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The Choir is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Plumb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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Jesus Culture is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
SergiuChelariu added

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Mute Math is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
mschmed added

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Lifesavers Underground is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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12 Stones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge

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Altar Boys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christian punk, Punk rock

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Adam Again is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Rock music, Alternative rock, Soul music

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The Almost is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian alternative rock

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The Fray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christopher Chretien added Indie pop, Adult album alternative, Pop music

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The Prayer Chain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christian alternative rock

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Spoken is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christian hardcore, Christian alternative rock, Emo

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Starflyer 59 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Scath added Shoegazing, Dream pop, Alternative rock

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Red is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Lilly Brown added Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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Phil Wickham is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
CristoViveFilmakers added Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

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Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christopher Chretien added

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Undercover is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands

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House of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Mabon Blue added Rock music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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Falling Up is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Mabon Blue added Nu metal, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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Poor Old Lu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
curlymay added Pop punk, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
John Campbell added Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

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Makeshift3 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
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Vector is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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The Classic Crime is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Pop punk, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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The Violet Burning is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Fred Pauly added Rock music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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Huntingtons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christian punk, Christian alternative rock, Alternative rock

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One Bad Pig is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
brothertex added Crossover thrash, Christian music, Thrash metal

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Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Lilly Brown added Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Mabon Blue added Christian rock

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Capital Lights is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christian alternative rock, Emo, Pop rock

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Dakoda Motor Co. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Jeff Clark added Christian music, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Brave Saint Saturn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Fred Pauly added Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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Sixteen Horsepower is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Richard Bonam Sr. added

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Johnny Q. Public is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Future of Forestry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Fred Pauly added Christian rock, Post-rock

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The Call is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Scott Roman added New Wave, Rock music