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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. (121 items)
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225 117
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

2
210 127
Seether is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
smithjoey318 added Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

3
254 153
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

4
147 86
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal

5
117 73
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
126 70
Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

7
119 80
Staind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

8
80 41
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

9
142 109
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

10
110 77
Bush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

11
110 94
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

12
95 79
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

13
71 38
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

14
110 96
Creed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

15
103 81
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

16
64 55
Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

17
49 34
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

18
71 71
Fuel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

19
59 52
Live is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

20
61 49
Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

21
63 46
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

22
40 29
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

23
40 30
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

24
52 53
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

25
37 26
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal