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The Best Post-Grunge Band 

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After the grunge boom of the early 1990s, there were a slew of bands that emerged following that initial movement. The bands that started in that time were called, for better or worse, post-grunge. Retaining the same hard rockin' qualities of grunge bands, these groups generally weren't innovators in music, instead were piggybacking off the success of those earlier bands. Post-grunge outfits were derided by critics and were often times considered watered down versions of their predecessors. In some cases, members of those other bands' offshoots ended up falling in the post-grunge category, and are generally considered some of the best post-grunge bands. 

So, what are the best post-grunge bands? Though there will be grumbles from music fans and some critics, the top post-grunge bands have had a lot of widespread radio success, and in some cases, more than other genres of rock. Some of the best post-grunge bands are Bush, Live and Audioslave. These groups were part of the initial post-grunge movement, and are among the top post-grunge bands. While it's hard to state what constitutes a good post-grunge band, this list seeks to help define what exactly is.

Though post-grunge has pretty much died out at this point, it's impact is still apparent in rock music. This is thanks to bands like Nickelback and Creed, but no matter what, post-grunge bands can look back at the '90s and early 2000s fondly. This list answers the questions "who are the best post-grunge bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest post-grunge musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular post-grunge bands that you might've heard of. (119 items)
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Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Seether is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Staind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Creed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Green Day is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Live is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Bush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Fuel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
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