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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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1
216 112
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

2
244 148
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

3
200 124
Seether is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
smithjoey318 added Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

4
140 79
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal

5
122 67
Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

6
107 69
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

7
112 77
Staind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

8
75 39
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

9
136 105
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

10
105 75
Bush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

11
69 34
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

12
105 91
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

13
89 77
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

14
107 91
Creed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

15
97 78
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

16
46 30
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

17
60 51
Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

18
59 45
Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

19
57 50
Live is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

20
68 69
Fuel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

21
61 45
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

22
36 29
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

23
36 25
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

24
44 42
10 Years is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

25
54 49
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

26
36 30
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

27
51 52
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

28
60 62
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

29
111 138
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

30
26 19
Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

31
55 52
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ItaiGanon added

32
54 67
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

33
46 55
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

34
39 47
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

35
30 31
Filter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

36
30 28
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

37
34 51
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

38
20 23
Sublime is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
BrianPinardi added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

39
33 41
Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock

40
20 27
Better Than Ezra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
WarrenMitchell added Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

41
28 35
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

42
23 24
Days of the New is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Experimental rock, Grunge, Folk rock

43
44 52
Red is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
bdphillips013 added Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

44
42 49
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

45
34 45
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

46
18 24
Default is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

47
17 24
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

48
15 15
Trapt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nu metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

49
14 14
Nine Inch Nails: Live is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Alternative rock, Synthpop, Electronica

50
17 12
Primus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock