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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. {#nodes}
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Seether is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
smithjoey318 added Seether Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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200 116
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Breaking Benjamin Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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163 86
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Foo Fighters Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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46 15
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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106 83
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Shinedown Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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64 46
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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78 63
Staind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

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83 66
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Audioslave Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal

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81 69
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
3 Doors Down Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

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77 59
Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Stone Temple Pilots Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

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78 62
Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Bush Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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77 65
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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80 70
Creed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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64 64
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Puddle of Mudd Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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36 27
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pearl Jam Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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37 30
Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Alter Bridge Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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52 53
Fuel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Fuel Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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42 41
Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Collective Soul Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

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25 19
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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32 32
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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45 50
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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94 109
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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42 38
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48 52
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Halestorm Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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41 42
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

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30 32
10 Years is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
10 Years Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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20 21
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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39 41
Red is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
bdphillips013 added Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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20 17
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Stone Sour Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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35 40
Live is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Live Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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22 22
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
The Smashing Pumpkins Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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20 20
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Godsmack Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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18 20
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

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37 44
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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24 29
Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Goo Goo Dolls Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock

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15 14
Theory of a Deadman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Theory of a Deadman Country rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

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28 35
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Drowning Pool Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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24 30
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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18 18
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
The Offspring Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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12 11
Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Queens of the Stone Age Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

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26 39
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

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12 16
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Finger Eleven Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

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17 18
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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34 41
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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14 17
Smile Empty Soul is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Smile Empty Soul Nu metal, Emo, Acoustic music

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11 11
Our Lady Peace is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Our Lady Peace Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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20 24
Filter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Filter Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

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23 31
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Everclear Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

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9 9
Tremonti is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Tremonti Hard rock, Heavy metal, Thrash metal

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12 17
Default is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Default Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal