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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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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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190 100
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Foo Fighters Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

3
222 133
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Breaking Benjamin Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

4
90 54
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

5
110 71
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Audioslave Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal

6
96 70
Staind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

7
98 63
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
121 94
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Shinedown Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
93 80
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

10
91 67
Bush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Bush Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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55 32
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Pearl Jam Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

12
94 80
Creed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

13
78 69
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Puddle of Mudd Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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56 31
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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46 23
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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87 72
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

17
61 58
Fuel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Fuel Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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47 37
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

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50 45
Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Collective Soul Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

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46 44
Live is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Live Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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31 25
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
The Smashing Pumpkins Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

The Most Important Life Goals

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29 23
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Godsmack Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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38 36
10 Years is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
10 Years Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

24
103 121
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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28 23
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
The Offspring Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

26
54 56
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Halestorm Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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48 54
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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47 44
Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

The Best Albums Released Posthumously

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49 43
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ItaiGanon added Alter Birdge

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40 42
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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27 21
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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32 42
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

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42 47
Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Lifehouse Pop music, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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27 27
Filter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Filter Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music

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23 27
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

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

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30 36
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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41 46
Red is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
bdphillips013 added Red Dark ambient, Nu metal, Rock music

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32 39
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Drowning Pool Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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27 34
Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Goo Goo Dolls Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock

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24 27
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

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14 17
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

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26 26
Saliva is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Saliva Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore

20 Legendary Artists Who Overcame Critical Bashing

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38 44
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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15 19
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Finger Eleven Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

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17 24
Better Than Ezra is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
WarrenMitchell added Better Than Ezra Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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23 23
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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16 15
Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Queens of the Stone Age Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

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15 20
Default is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
GioTrapani added Default Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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15 14
Our Lady Peace is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Our Lady Peace Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

50
26 35
Everclear is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-Grunge Band
Everclear Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock