what are some of the most popular mainstream metal/hardrock/alt/punk bands right now?

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#1
inb4 mainstream sucks
inb4 pop/edm/rap acts

i know there are a ton of band still out there, but im talking about mainstream, that people would be able to know.

seems like band music is dying, what are some of the most popular rock/metal/punk/alt, basically with guitars and vocals out there? without synth and programmed stuff,

couple of years ago it was easy to name a bunch, but i dont know about now. hopefully it's just a phase in music.

seems like a lot of the traditional bands are being taken over by hipster/folkpop/electro type bands like the lumineers and pompeii, which don't even have electric guitars or drums
Last edited by musicandthewave at Sep 8, 2014,
#6
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couple of years ago it was easy to name a bunch, but i dont know about now. hopefully it's just a phase in music.

it is a phase, and it'll pass, and we'll have new music, and that'll pass, and then there will be new music, and that'll pass, etc etc.
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#8
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inb4 mainstream sucks
inb4 pop/edm/rap acts


inb4 guitars suck
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#10
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seems like band music is dying, what are some of the most popular rock/metal/punk/alt, basically with guitars and vocals out there? without synth and programmed stuff
Yep. Sounds to me like you need to listen to some Coldplay.
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Yep. Sounds to me like you need to listen to some Coldplay.


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#19
Lana Del Rey

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#20
Arctic Monkeys are still popular. Dirty Heads put out a decent single recently, I don't know about the rest of their stuff.

If you can stop being a knob and appreciate electronics Alt-J and Big Data are damn good for popular bands.
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#23
mainstream punk band lol

edit:

dear landlord, not mainstream. but you should listen anyway, and if u dont like it. then I dno.
#26
Just start listening to Bach or something. Everyone knows classical is the new metal.

Also, if you don't listen to jazz, you don't understand music.

And if you don't listen exclusively to street musicians or acoustic guitarists on youtube, you're pretentious and unaware of reality.
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#29
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Just start listening to Bach or something. Everyone knows classical is the new metal.

Also, if you don't listen to jazz, you don't understand music.

And if you don't listen exclusively to street musicians or acoustic guitarists on youtube, you're pretentious and unaware of reality.



Wonderwall is lame and sucks
#30
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Wonderwall is lame and sucks

Maybe I should have specified that by 'acoustic guitarists', I didn't mean shitty ones
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#31
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Wonderwall is lame and sucks

There's a lot more acoustic music out there than just Wonderwall
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#32
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inb4 mainstream sucks
inb4 pop/edm/rap acts
Yes, everything of this.
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which don't even have electric guitars or drums
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#33
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real talks (and you know it's real talks cus i really respect you and i don't fake talks to people i really respect) but this was actually terrible :^0




#35
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Bullshit.

There is no Wonderwall, only Jon Gomm.

Well yeah, that's more than just Wonderwall though
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#37
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Arctic Monkeys are still popular. Dirty Heads put out a decent single recently, I don't know about the rest of their stuff.

If you can stop being a knob and appreciate electronics Alt-J and Big Data are damn good for popular bands.


buddy of mine showed me Alt-J not too long ago and i was impressed
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buddy of mine showed me Alt-J not too long ago and i was impressed

They're really good. It's nice to see a band that's pretty unique and experimental like they are getting some popularity.
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#40
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real talks (and you know it's real talks cus i really respect you and i don't fake talks to people i really respect) but this was actually terrible :^0


try this song maybe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lrRr69aCmM

this a baltimore band (buddy of my sister's boyfriend) so you gotta consider that it's always gonna sound a bit like b&w album cover D.C-Baltimore straight edge. i personally love that, but idk about you.
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