Top Ten Active Bands of 2017 that Aren't as Good as They Used to Be

There are tons of current music groups out there that have been active for years now. While many of them continue to prove to us that they deserve to be here, some seem to be outstaying their welcome. Why? It could be because they've changed their direction, switched out a few key band members, or lost their gift of writing quality songs. Whatever the primary reason is, they're alienating fans and need to make a decision as to whether they're going to try to make things right or hang up their guitar straps for good. This list compiles the top ten bands that just aren't what they used to be.

The Top Ten

1 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

They were never good, it had to take an electro-pop album for people to realize. - djpenquin999

There getting worse the longer there sell-outs

I don't like them, but how can they be sellouts when every album sells less than the last? - IronSabbathPriest

I wonder why? - UncannyValley

2 U2 U2 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 more.

I actually never liked them, Their music bores me. - Ananya

They always sucked in my opinion - christangrant

... But like that Kendrick feature... - ProPanda

Were they EVER any good...? - Britgirl

3 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. 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 more.

Although all they released was the Troubled Times video, that song can't hold a torch to even the worst of American Idiot or Dookie. - ProPanda

What about Revolution Radio? That was pretty good - christangrant

That's cause they are getting old - Marine_Soldier

They were never good. - Biff_Copher

4 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.
5 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.
6 Guns n Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also more.

They have 3 good albums everything after UYI2 is bad - christangrant

7 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.
8 Metallica Metallica 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". more.

Hardwired to Self Destruct is just Death Magnetic part 2. And that album was just average in my opinion. Same goes for Hardwired. Spit Out the Bone is a monster though. - IronSabbathPriest

Totally. Just a boring trace of what they used to be. But at least they're still making music anyway. New Metallica is still Metallica. - cjWriter1997

Their Newer Stuff isn't as good as their older stuff BUT they still kickass and can make still make awesome songs after all these years All Nightmare Long and Spit Out the Bone can rival some of Metallicas classics - christangrant

9 Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

I disagree their newest album was great one of their best - christangrant

10 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

In my opinion 'Dark Horse' was Nickelback's best album, though I think their new stuff, whilst a lot more understated is still pretty good.
'Feed the Machine' and 'Million Miles an Hour' are personal highlights. - SuperSonic17

The Contenders

11 Weezer Weezer 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.

Blue: yay
Pinkerton: yay
Green: alright
Make Believe & Red: uh oh
Raditude: stop
Hurley: better I guess
EWBAITE & White: much better
Feels Like Summer: A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H - djpenquin999

12 Maroon 5 Maroon 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.
13 Coldplay Coldplay 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 more.

I can't find it in me to listen to them anymore. I just don't care. - Britgirl

14 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

They should Be higher, Evolve looks very meh, VideoGamefan5

15 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). more.

Eh this band is 57 years old so... - JoLeKosovo

16 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

The Stage was horrible - EliHbk

17 Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
18 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.
19 Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

Saw them last night, no nearly as good as they used to be - EliHbk

20 Madness
21 Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Say what you will, with only a few good songs, Unleashed really was a terrible album as a whole. Rather than making good music like they once did, Skillet is more focusing on making "cool" songs. But most of Skillet's fanbase would probably prefer they just made good songs again. I know I'm not the only one who wants a return to the style of "Collide." - LarkwingFlight

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