Alternative Music The Best Post-Grunge Band  

Reference
Originally by
8.7k votes 826 voters 51.6k views 121 items

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. (121 items)
list ordered by

1
212 111
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

2
242 146
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

3
199 123
Seether is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
smithjoey318 added Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

4
137 79
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal

5
105 68
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
118 67
Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

7
109 77
Staind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

8
134 103
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
72 39
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

10
104 90
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

11
101 75
Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

12
65 34
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

13
107 90
Creed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

14
88 77
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

15
95 78
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

16
45 29
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

17
60 50
Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

18
56 48
Live is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

19
57 45
Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

20
61 44
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

21
68 67
Fuel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

22
51 50
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

23
52 48
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

24
59 61
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

25
34 25
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

26
34 29
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

27
111 134
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

28
41 42
10 Years is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

29
33 30
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

30
54 64
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

31
54 50
Ranker Video
ItaiGanon added

32
24 19
Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

33
38 44
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

34
45 53
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

35
33 39
Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock

36
34 49
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

37
20 26
Better Than Ezra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
WarrenMitchell added Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

38
29 31
Filter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

39
29 28
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

40
42 48
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

41
19 23
Sublime is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
BrianPinardi added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

42
27 34
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

43
43 51
Red is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
bdphillips013 added Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

44
18 23
Default is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

45
22 24
Days of the New is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Experimental rock, Grunge, Folk rock

46
33 45
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

47
17 17
Our Lady Peace is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

48
19 23
Soul Asylum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
muzziac added Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

49
28 40
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

50
18 22
Local H is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
muzziac added Experimental rock, Grunge, Post-grunge