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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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235 136
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Breaking Benjamin Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

2
201 107
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Foo Fighters Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

3
190 117
Seether is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
smithjoey318 added Seether Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

4
120 75
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Audioslave Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal

5
98 60
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
107 66
Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Stone Temple Pilots Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

7
100 75
Staind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

8
126 100
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Shinedown Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
63 36
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pearl Jam Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

10
99 85
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
57 28
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

12
95 71
Bush is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Bush Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

13
101 84
Creed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

14
79 73
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Puddle of Mudd Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

15
90 75
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

16
55 46
Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Collective Soul Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

17
56 38
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
51 39
Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Alter Bridge Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

19
39 27
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
62 61
Fuel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Fuel Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

21
49 46
Live is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Live Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

22
39 38
10 Years is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
10 Years Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

23
31 26
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Godsmack Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

24
51 45
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ItaiGanon added Alter Birdge

25
107 128
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

26
43 45
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

27
29 25
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
The Offspring Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

28
48 46
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

29
54 58
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Halestorm Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

30
50 59
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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29 23
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Stone Sour Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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43 48
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

33
31 35
Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Goo Goo Dolls Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock

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32 44
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

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34 39
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

36
42 47
Red is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
bdphillips013 added Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

37
27 28
Filter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Filter Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

38
19 16
Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Queens of the Stone Age Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

39
16 18
Sublime is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
BrianPinardi added Sublime Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

40
23 28
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

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40 45
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

42
32 40
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Drowning Pool Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

43
16 20
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Finger Eleven Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

44
17 24
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
26 27
Saliva is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Saliva Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore

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15 20
Default is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Default Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

47
24 25
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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15 14
Our Lady Peace is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Our Lady Peace Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

49
24 30
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

50
13 8
Primus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Primus Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock