christian music 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 Switchfoot Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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343 105
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
rexmar0207 added Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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289 99
Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Thousand Foot Krutch Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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194 55
Needtobreathe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
creativestylecs added Needtobreathe Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

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183 73
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
dayawn added Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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144 53
David Crowder Band is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
NickMerchant added David Crowder Band Electronic music, Contemporary worship music, Folk rock

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198 88
Third Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Third Day Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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209 96
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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166 76
Kutless is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Kutless Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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126 54
The 77's is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
The 77's New Wave, Christian punk, Rock music

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128 61
Sanctus Real is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Sanctus Real Christian alternative rock, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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Relient K is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
kesselrun added Relient K Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music

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130 69
Plumb is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Plumb Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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

The Best Christian Songs of 2018

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

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

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78 48
12 Stones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
12 Stones Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge

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67 40
Lifesavers Underground is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Lifesavers Underground New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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The Almost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
The Almost Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian alternative rock

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58 40
Altar Boys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Altar Boys Christian punk, Punk rock

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50 34
Spoken is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Spoken Christian hardcore, Christian alternative rock, Emo

The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

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

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52 37
Adam Again is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Adam Again Rock music, Alternative rock, Soul music

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The Prayer Chain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
The Prayer Chain Christian alternative rock

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Tenth Avenue North is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
CristoViveFilmakers added Tenth Avenue North Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Acoustic music

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57 48
Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Brandon Heath Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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Starflyer 59 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Scath added Starflyer 59 Shoegazing, Dream pop, Alternative rock

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Ashes Remain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Christopher Chretien added Ashes Remain

The Best Christian Rock Christmas Albums

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Makeshift3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
makeshift3 added Makeshift3 www.makeshift3.com

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Phil Wickham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Phil Wickham Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock

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39 34
The Classic Crime is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
The Classic Crime Pop punk, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Red is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Lilly Brown added Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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House of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Mabon Blue added House of Heroes Rock music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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Undercover is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands

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Huntingtons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Huntingtons Christian punk, Christian alternative rock, Alternative rock

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Falling Up is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Mabon Blue added Falling Up Nu metal, Experimental rock, Contemporary Christian music

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Capital Lights is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Capital Lights Christian alternative rock, Emo, Pop rock

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Poor Old Lu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
curlymay added Poor Old Lu Pop punk, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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Vector is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Vector New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Lilly Brown added Fireflight Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Mabon Blue added Bleach Christian rock

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5 3
Wovenhand is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Richard Bonam Sr. added Wovenhand Psychedelic folk, Folk music, Folk rock

The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Brave Saint Saturn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Fred Pauly added Brave Saint Saturn Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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Anberlin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
John Campbell added Anberlin Rock music, Emo, Alternative rock

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Johnny Q. Public is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Johnny Q. Public Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Signature Of Divine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Lehel Papolczy added Signature Of Divine

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One Bad Pig is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
brothertex added One Bad Pig Crossover thrash, Christian music, Thrash metal

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Danielson Famile is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Danielson Famile Indie pop, Christian music, Christian alternative rock

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The Violet Burning is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Fred Pauly added The Violet Burning Rock music, Alternative rock, Christian rock

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Future of Forestry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Christian Alternative Rock Bands
Fred Pauly added Future of Forestry Christian rock, Post-rock