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

2
181 108
Seether is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
smithjoey318 added Seether Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

3
220 131
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Breaking Benjamin Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

4
107 69
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Audioslave Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal

5
87 53
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
94 69
Staind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

7
96 61
Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Stone Temple Pilots Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

8
118 93
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Shinedown Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
90 66
Bush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Bush Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

10
91 80
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
3 Doors Down Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

11
53 31
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pearl Jam Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

12
92 78
Creed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

13
77 68
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Puddle of Mudd Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

14
53 29
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

The Best Grunge Bands

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43 21
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

16
85 72
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

17
60 57
Fuel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Fuel Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

18
48 45
Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Collective Soul Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

19
30 24
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
The Smashing Pumpkins Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

20
43 42
Live is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Live Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

21
27 21
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
The Offspring Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

The Best Dogs for Allergies

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27 21
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Godsmack Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

23
37 35
10 Years is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
10 Years Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

24
102 118
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

25
40 37
Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Alter Bridge Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

26
53 55
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Halestorm Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

27
47 53
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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39 41
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

The Best Albums Released Posthumously

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45 44
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

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45 42
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ItaiGanon added Alter Birdge

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25 20
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Stone Sour Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

32
23 24
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

33
41 47
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

34
30 34
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

35
30 42
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

The American Bands and Artists You Wish You'd Seen Live

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41 45
Red is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
bdphillips013 added Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

37
23 21
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

38
27 33
Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Goo Goo Dolls Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock

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31 38
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Drowning Pool Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

40
24 26
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

41
14 16
Sublime is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
BrianPinardi added Sublime Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

42
25 27
Filter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Filter Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

20 Legendary Artists Who Overcame Critical Bashing

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38 43
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

44
17 23
Better Than Ezra is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
WarrenMitchell added Better Than Ezra Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

45
15 13
Our Lady Peace is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Our Lady Peace Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

46
15 19
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Finger Eleven Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

47
23 26
Alien Ant Farm is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Alien Ant Farm Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore

48
26 34
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Everclear Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

49
25 26
Saliva is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Saliva Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore

50
21 28
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal