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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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236 140
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

2
202 109
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

3
192 120
Seether is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
smithjoey318 added Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

4
124 76
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal

5
99 63
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
109 67
Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

7
103 76
Staind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

8
128 101
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
65 37
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

10
100 87
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

11
97 72
Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

12
59 30
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

13
103 86
Creed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

14
81 75
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

15
92 75
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

16
57 47
Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

17
58 39
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
41 27
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

19
52 41
Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

20
64 63
Fuel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

21
52 46
Live is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

22
32 27
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

23
56 59
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

24
30 26
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

25
108 130
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

26
49 47
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

27
45 48
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

28
39 40
10 Years is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

29
51 60
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

30
51 47
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ItaiGanon added

31
30 24
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

32
36 40
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

33
18 18
Sublime is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
BrianPinardi added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

34
43 50
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

35
32 46
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

36
31 37
Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock

37
28 29
Filter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

38
20 17
Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

39
41 46
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

40
26 25
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

41
42 49
Red is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
bdphillips013 added Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

42
18 25
Better Than Ezra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
WarrenMitchell added Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

43
32 42
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

44
23 30
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

45
16 21
Default is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

46
16 15
Our Lady Peace is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

47
16 22
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

48
22 31
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

49
14 9
Primus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

50
27 38
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock