Band symbols can be great on their own. . . even if the band is not.
The criteria that ended up being used to create the list was this: a pervasive band logo that wasn’t just around for one album. Bands like Arcade Fire and Blink-182 (don’t judge, we’re talking great band logos, not great catalogs of music) had some great logos associated with a particular album, but were nothing special over time. And some of the best bands had really underwhelming band logos (The Beatles, Rush, etc.). Famous band logos that belong at the top of this list are the truly iconic and memorable ones.
As far ranking the top band logos, it’s highly subjective and votable. The best logos are not necessarily the most iconic band logos and vice versa. If you think the order’s wrong, vote up the best rock band logos and vote down the band art you don’t like. If there’s something missing, add the artist logos you think should have a shot at being dubbed the best band logo. The one thing to really remember with this list is NO BAD BAND LOGOS.[rnkrwp id=”815530″ format=”slideshow”]