Top Ten Once Good Artists That Should Stop Making Music

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1Paul McCartneySir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

I guarantee you would not be saying that if you had been to one of McCartney's concerts. He may not be the singer he once was, but the man's still got it.

Taking it a step further, why should any musician stop producing new material? Granted, New isn't be on the same level as Revolver. (What really is? We hold Paul to ridiculously high standards.) But as an artist, you need to produce art for yourself first and the rest of the world second. What's wrong with that? I'd like to know. - PetSounds

Thank you for putting him first on this list. I get slated for saying he's lost his mojo. Clearly I'm not the only one who thinks so. He's had his day. - Britgirl

Paul McCartney in the Beatles - OH MY GOD YES!

Paul McCartney in the Wings - Wow! This is pretty good, but it's no "Sgt. Pepper's"...

Paul McCartney in the Wings years later - Hmm... this is decent, but it's no "Band On the Run"...

Paul McCartney solo - Hm. I guess I'll buy this record. I mean-he WAS in the Beatles...

Paul McCartney solo today - Wait- why do I keep buying his albums?

Silly Paul, solo albums are for John!

and that applies to Ringo too... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

I actually thought New was a solid album, "Save Us" and "Early Days" being the standout tracks. - PetSounds

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2Green DayGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.

What?! Why is Green Day on here? Because their newest stuff isn't punk...? The reason for that is because they are EXPERIMENTAL and aren't willing to stick with just one genre of music and be snobs about it like other artists. Maybe it's not your thing, but it's not bad.

No, Green Day is on here because Uno Dos Tre is trash. Why else would they? Did you even read the list title? - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

They should have quit after Warning. But then they would be an overrated "what could've been" band like Nirvana. So maybe if they release American Idiot and show that Green Day could suck then that would have been a good album to quit after.

I like revolution radio. It's actually really good and still has a trace of their once punk/political songs - AnonymousChick

They were never good. - Brobusky

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3ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

They're just boring man, I don't know what to say. They were original and cool in the early 2000's but turned into an alternative boy-band. I really can't say I'm still a fan, I deleted all my Coldplay songs around 2014 so I wouldn't get beat up. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

They used to be quite good alt rock/indie rock, now they turned EDM. The worst thing is, people still like them. - CabadePartyhunter

They're just another pop act nowadays - RalphSaad

Coldplay sucks!

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4WeezerWeezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

Look, look, Rivers man, this thing is getting old. Your first 2 albums- awesome man, really great, but uh, here's the thing... When you think you're still 19 making silly rock songs while playing electric guitar at the Playboy mansion. You have kids man! Your over 40 years old!

You get a little sad for the guy when you look at the album covers, from Blue, to Green, to red albums... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Their doing much better now then they were in the 00s. The White album, EWBAITE and Hurley are great. - Cyrobian

Weezer from 2004-2010 should have been on this list but not anymore. Because they have redeemed themselves with EWBAITE and The White Album. There were some good tracks from Hurley but they clearly don't come close to Blue& Pinkerton.

5Jay-ZShawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

I would put Dr. Dre on this list if he didn't still make decent music, however Jay-Z is on it because he's basically the bad music making version of Dre... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

6Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus in 2009, they should have never came back together as a band. "Under the Cork Tree" was enjoyable, there were some ok songs in that album, so why continue as a band when you've got a popular album that fans and critics love, and especially when the emo scene was losing momentum? Well, to sell out, make even worse pop songs, and lose all respect people once had for them. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Heck why are they on here there good - TopTenListmaker

No, in fact they shouldn't be on here because they were never good. - Brobusky

They should stop making music and slit their wrists already jc - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

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7Def LeppardDef Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

It's pretty sad actually, that these guys think they're still relevant. They had a couple albums in the 80's, and that's where they should have stopped. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Nooo...I love this band! Actually hated them about 10 years ago but they've grown on me and have become one of my favourite rock bands along with Bon Jovi and Nickleback. - Britgirl

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8U2U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

Songs of innocence was an amazing album and I was so happy they were appreciate enough to their fans to make it free. I love them so much and hope they continue making music for years to come - YOUnique253

"Songs of Innocence" was released free because no one would pay or appreciate it if it costed 10 bucks... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

U2's next album better be worth my time

9MadonnaMadonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

What happened to her after Ray of Light? Rebel Heart was only very mediocre, and the hits from it basically scream retirement. - Swellow

Sus used to be good, now she's desperatelly trying to be "hip" and "cool" just to stay on the charts. - Martinglez

10Snoop DoggCordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.

I loved Doggystyle, it was pure real hip hop. Then I started listening to Bush and after the second song I realized the whole album will be as horrible as the first 2 songs.

At this point, Snoop is basically just the go-to rapper for any terrible artist to get a mediocre guest verse. When you're featured on Corey Feldman's "Angelic 2 The Core" album, that's your signal to retire. - Zach808

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The Newcomers

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?MegadethMegadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica.

Their 80s and 90s albums are thrash metal classics. After Youthanasia, though, they just haven't been able to keep up the momentum. Just as they seemed to be recovering in 2009, they hit us with Th1rteen, Super Collider, and Dystopia, three of the most underwhelming albums I've heard from a band I used to like. On top of that, Dave Mustaine has gone full-on Infowars conspiracy-theory nutjob in terms of lyrics. Please, Megadeth, just stop. - Zach808

The Contenders

11Justin BieberJustin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claimed that he was Part-Indian) and he's Christian. He's the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

He shouldn't be on this list because he wasn't good in the first place.

He sucks and is a bad song artist and needs to go away because he is offending my religion of the one eye baby that likes spaghetti cuts he is cool and stuff and now the baby sun face from the tellitubies will kill you all and burn you ok it's cool when it happens because it gives you cancer and cancer is cool but not cool because it kills people but in this case it is because if Justin Bieber because he sucks and I like video games ok my favorite is Minecraft story mode because it has a good story line and stuff because it is cool

He was bad, now slightly below average - ProPanda

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12Kanye WestKanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

While never a master of his craft, West at least in the noughties and early 2010's had some talent and produced some really good songs and albums along the way. However, over the past few years, he seems to be more concerned with the celebrity aspect of his career, and is perfectly content with letting his music go to the wayside. As such, his music has dropped in quality dramatically over the last few years, as he is now more concerned with egotistical vanity projects (especially his recent Rihanna and Paul McCartney collaboration) in order to prove that he's a true auteur than he is making any more good music. Please stop Kanye, and if not just please get your act together instead. - Mrveteran

Kanye's lost it. Seriously, he makes himself look like a complete moron on Twitter, his lyrics have become cringeworthy as hell, and even his production has suffered. For the last couple albums, he's been throwing whatever half-baked ideas he can find in there, and they just don't stick. Either he needs to pull his head out of his ass, or quit. - Zach808

Grumble grumble grumble mumble mumble mumble, is the chorus of one of his songs. Need I say more?

He's still good he just runs his mouth and says regrettable things

13Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing about her personal life and not using AUTO-TUNE in her music . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after ...read more.

She sold out and does crap hipster trend music now instead of the beautiful music that made her famous to begin with. She was actually really good before the fame went to her head, but now I can't stomach her dime-a-dozen songs. I miss the days of Fearless and Speak Now...now we're stuck with Red and 1989 and God knows what else there is to come...ugh.

She was never good to begin with.

14Lynyrd SkynyrdLynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s.

I'm pretty sure they've stopped making music, but maybe they'll make a stupid tribute album like they did with Michael Jackson. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

15Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

No, they are good nowadays. Disagree? Listen to the Hunting Party. - Rorywilbren

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17MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

These guys were really good, but their newest album was horrible - kempokid

18Rod StewartRoderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
19AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.
20Maroon 5Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

To me their first few albums were amazing but then they started sucking

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