I recently asked you what band you can not stand that everyone else seems to love. The results are in. If you want to compliment your Fourth of July cookout with the perfect playlist, here are the bands to avoid.

Honorable mentions to Nickleback, Coldplay, and Dave Matthews. I just figured they were a given. That is why I skipped adding them to the list.



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    MJ Kim, Getty Images


    Apparently most people have found what they're looking for, and it's not U2. They garnered an impressive number of votes. Keep these guys away from your cookout playlist.

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    Ethan Miller, Getty Images


    While you may love pretending to play the drums along with Neal during the solos on Tom Sawyer, your friends may not be as enthusiastic as you when it comes to Canadian prog-rock. The Toronto Trio makes the list of bands to keep off of your cookout playlist.

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    Hulton Archive, Getty Images

    Led Zeppelin

    According to those who responded to our question, Middle Earth inspired rock-n-roll is played out and Tolkien inspired rock odysseys are over rated. Don't shoot the messenger. Robert Plant wouldn't care anyways. Led Zeppelin makes the list.

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    Getty Images


    Not just Nirvana. Pretty much Grunge in general. Kurt Cobain did, however, get his name dropped a lot in response to our question. Keep Nirvana "in utero" and off of your playlist for the cookout this year. You could say "nevermind" at your own risk of bringing the festive vibes down.

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    Capitol Records

    Pink Floyd

    You could put up a "wall" between yourself and your guests if you decide to blast your Dark Side Of The Moon special anniversary reissue at the cookout this year. With a large amount of exceptionally long drawn out intros and outros of wind blowing, Pink Floyd may be the downer you need if you get tired of having people over at your house.

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