Modern rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good modern rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top modern rock bands in the world includes all current rock musicians who rose to fame in the '90s, '00s, or '10s. These contemporary rock bands have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Modern rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all modern rock bands on this list got started. Spanning both American and international artists, these are truly the greatest modern rock bands of all time. The most famous modern rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best modern rock music.
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Albums: Hybrid Theory, Living Things, Meteora, Minutes To Midnight, Burn It Down, + more
Labels: Machine Shop Recordings, Warner Bros. Records
Albums: Wasting Light, The Colour and the Shape, Foo Fighters, One by One, There Is Nothing Left to Lose, + more
Labels: RCA, RCA Records, Capitol Records
Albums: Californication, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Stadium Arcadium, Mother's Milk, By the Way, + more
Labels: Warner Music Group, EMI, Warner Bros. Records, EMI Records
Albums: American Idiot, Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown, ¡Dos!, Insomniac, + more
Labels: Adeline Records, Lookout! Records, Epitaph Records, Skene! Records, Reprise Records
Albums: Leave a Whisper, The Sound of Madness, Us and Them, Stripped - Raw and Real, Amaryllis, + more
Labels: Atlantic Records, Roadrunner Records
Albums: Origin of Symmetry, Absolution, The 2nd Law, Black Holes and Revelations, The Resistance, + more
Labels: Mushroom Records, Dangerous Records, Taste Media, Helium-3, Warner Bros. Records
Albums: Nevermind, In Utero, MTV Unplugged in New York, Bleach, Heart‐Shaped Box, + more
Labels: Geffen Records, DGC Records, Sub Pop
Albums: Toxicity, Hypnotize, Mezmerize, System of a Down, Steal This Album!, + more
Labels: Sony Music Entertainment, American Recordings, Columbia
Albums: City of Evil, Waking the Fallen, Avenged Sevenfold, Hail to the King, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, + more
Labels: Warner Music Group, Hopeless Records, Good Life Recordings, Warner Bros. Records
Albums: One-X, Life Starts Now, Three Days Grace, Transit of Venus, The Collection: Three Days Grace, + more
Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, GUN Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Jive Records, RCA Records
Albums: Phobia, We Are Not Alone, Saturate, Dear Agony, Benjamin Broken, + more
Labels: Hollywood Records
Albums: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Favourite Worst Nightmare, Humbug, Suck It and See, + more
Labels: EMI, Warner Bros. Records, Domino Recording Company
Hard rock, blues rock
Albums: The Black Parade, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture, + more
Labels: Warner Music Group, Eyeball Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records
Albums: Songs for the Deaf, Rated R, Lullabies to Paralyze, Queens of the Stone Age, ...Like Clockwork, + more
Labels: Matador Records, Rekords Rekords, Universal Music Group, Interscope Records
Albums: Aha Shake Heartbreak, Only by the Night, Youth & Young Manhood, Because of the Times, Come Around Sundown, + more
Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Hand Me Down, Sony Music Entertainment, Columbia, RCA Records
Albums: Pinkerton, Weezer, Weezer, Weezer, Raditude, + more
Labels: Epitaph Records, Geffen Records, DGC Records, Universal Music Group, Interscope Records
Albums: The Sufferer & the Witness, The Unraveling, Siren Song of the Counter Culture, Appeal to Reason, RPM10, + more
Labels: Geffen Records, DGC Records, Fat Wreck Chords, Interscope Records
Albums: White Blood Cells, Elephant, De Stijl, Icky Thump, Get Behind Me Satan, + more
Labels: Sympathy for the Record Industry, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Records, Italy Records, Third Man Records, + more
Albums: Potatoes for Christmas, Infest, Lovehatetragedy, Last Resort, The Paramour Sessions, + more
Labels: Eleven Seven Music, Geffen Records, DGC Records, Vitamin Records, Interscope Records, + more
Albums: Fallen, My Immortal, The Open Door, Evanescence, Bring Me to Life, + more
Labels: Wind-up Records, Epic Records, EMI Records
Albums: Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends, In Rainbows, Amnesiac, + more
Labels: Parlophone, TBD Records, XL Recordings, Capitol Records
Albums: Rubber Factory, Attack & Release, Brothers, El Camino, The Big Come Up, + more
Labels: V2 Records, Fat Possum Records, Alive Naturalsound Records, Nonesuch Records
Albums: Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, Down on the Upside, Louder Than Love, Black Hole Sun, + more
Labels: SST Records, A&M Records, Interscope Records, Sub Pop