Best Bands that Have Never Released a Bad Album


The Top Ten

1 Death Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.

Best band ever! - Oliwally

Death is one of my favorite metal bands and they certainly haven't realesed 1 bad album at all - MetalWorldOrder

They changed their style slightly every few albums and they did it perfectly! To be honest I will say that they have never even made a bad song.
Even their demo albums where good.

"Stay in school kids! Don't do drugs! "
-Chuck Schuldiner - IronSabbathPriest

2 Alice In Chains 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.

Iron Maiden lost it in the 90s, Death too, Blind Guardian and One Direction suck and sadly Nirvana has Bleach.

I have to disagree with this one. Their latest album in 2013 is a huge borefest. - Mumbizz01

3 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.
4 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

It's quite easy if you only have three studio albums. - Alkadikce

5 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.

Hate to say it (since Maiden is one of my favourite bands) but this is only true if you don't count their 90s work, which was mostly bad sans The X Factor. No Prayer For The Dying is very hit-and-miss, Fear Of The Dark is Maiden's most boring album and Virtual XI is their most uninspired. Never made a terrible album though, and their good/great albums far outnumber their bad ones, so that's good. - Mrveteran

No Prayer For The Dying and Virtual XI were garbage - kempokid

Two words: blaze bayley - mixtapeweezy

6 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

Some of their albums are just more awesome than others and they really have no bad albums. Out of 10 albums released from 1988 to 2015, 5 are professionally rated 9.5/10 which is very high. The lowest rated album gets 7.5/10 and this is still very good. As a music reviewer wrote "Blind Guardian possess a track record and back catalogue of classic staples that perhaps only Iron Maiden can match." - Metal_Treasure

Blind Guardian is as amazing as ever, and they will be good no matter what they release.

7 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.
8 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

It's a joke that they're not first on the list, a mile ahead of the second-highest list entry. It's an absolute joke. The very existence of this list would make me laugh hysterically, if it wasn't for how sad it is. This list is proof that today's youth culture is musically-ignorant. Down-vote this comment all you want, it doesn't change the fact that I'm right. - BKAllmighty

Oh my god. THE Beatles ARE NOT SOME AMAZING, PERFECT BAND! They have released bad albums, their first few albums consisted of almost nothing but filler, their later albums were nothing special, and the members went on to have better solo careers (except for John Lennon).

These guys rewrote the map on popular music in basically every way.
Their one truly bad album is probably Beatles for Sale but even that has some great songs. Even the albums cited to be their worst like Let It Be contain uhhh 3 #1 singles and other fan favourite songs like Two of Us and Across the Universe. Best band ever.

9 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

Why are they here? I thought this was bands who have never released a bad album, not bands who have never released a good album.

Garbage artist - christangrant

10 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

Ummagumma, which is one of fans' least favorites, is one of their best albums in my opinion. I also like A Momentary Lapse of Reason. - Alkadikce

I even liked More and Ummagumma. - Metarock

The Contenders

11 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.
12 Coldplay 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.

Some albums better than others, but each one has a distinctive style and unique sound. It keeps each album more interesting, so the same sounds aren't just overused like other bands.

Nah they never made a good album - christangrant

Deserves top 3 - ProPanda

13 AC/DC AC/DC AC/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 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson more.

Everything post-back in black is bad - mixtapeweezy

Their Worst Albums Are Stiff Upper Lip And Fly On The Wall But Even They Wern't Bad To Me AC/DC Has Never Realesed A Bad Album And Song that's Pretty Impressive These Were The Bands I Grew Up With Along With Metallica Motley Crue Def Leppard And Many Others

EDIT: I made this comment a long time ago while I still agree please excuse the grammar where every word is captilized - christangrant

14 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take more.

They have never realesed a good album they are overrated Boy Band Trash - christangrant

15 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

Dio was a legend in metal. I can't recall a song I didn't like by him. Heck even his worst album "Angry machines" was good.

16 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. more.

Even their weakest album Demolition was descent - christangrant

17 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.
18 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.
19 DNCE DNCE DNCE is an American pop rock band. The group consists of members Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee.
20 Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur Jr. is an American rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1984, originally simply called Dinosaur until legal issues forced a change in name.
21 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

Their ignorant, moronic political pronouncements should be enough to send them permanently into the wilderness. But given the intellect of such fan bases, probably won't happen.

22 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.
23 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

...I’d have to disagree. I wasn’t a fan of their first album.

24 Rae Sremmurd Rae Sremmurd Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo, composed of two brothers, Khalif "Swae Lee" Brown (born June 7, 1995) and Aaquil "Slim Jxmmi" Brown (born December 29, 1993). They are best known for their platinum singles "No Flex Zone" and "No Type". They are signed to Mike WiLL Made-It's label, "EarDrummer more.

False they never released a good album - christangrant

25 Fifth Harmony 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.

No they suck and never made 1 good song let alone a album - christangrant

26 The Wiggles

Why Are They On This List They Are A Kid Show Band Like Imagination Movers - christangrant

Do they even have any albums? - christangrant

What albums do the wiggles have? Let me guess, Master of Fuit salad.

27 Overkill Overkill Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D.
28 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.
29 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time more.

They’re amazing.

30 Animals as Leaders Animals as Leaders Animals as Leaders is an American progressive metal band from Washington, D.C. It is composed of guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes along with drummer Matt Garstka, having been formed by Abasi in 2007. Their musical style has also been described as djent.
31 Kvelertak Kvelertak Kvelertak is a six-piece heavy metal band from Rogaland, Norway, formed in 2007. The group comprises vocalist Erlend Hjelvik, guitarists Vidar Landa, Bjarte Lund Rolland and Maciek Ofstad, bassist Marvin Nygaard and drummer Kjetil Gjermundrød.
32 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.

The Astonishing was their weakest, that was a good album, it just had too many songs.
I don’t have a problem with it being too long; I just don’t want to keep track of this many songs. I wish they had just condensed it into less songs, but just with a greater length, and maybe cut out some of the filler tracks like The Answer and The Hovering Sojourn.
If you line up their discography with Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Dream Theater at their best is almost equal to Maiden and Priest at their best, but Dream Theater is better at their worst, so overall, Maiden and Priest are better, but not by much.

33 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: more.

Their worst albums are Eaten Back to Life. Butchered at Birth. Tomb of the Mutilated. The Bleeding. Vile. Gallery of Suicide. Bloodthirst. Gore Obsessed. and everything else. - SoldierOfFortune

All of their albums are bad, they’re garbage.

34 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band's final lineup is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their other members of that lineup: Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.

No bad albums here.

35 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more. - Diabolus in Musica (1998) is really really bad. - Metal_Treasure

If We Don't Include Undisputed Attitude ( Cover Album) Then Slayer Has Never Released A Bad Album Even Diabolus In Musica Was Ok (I Rather Listen To This Than Risk And Super Collider (Megadeth)
And Lulu (Metallica & Lou Reed) - christangrant

36 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Pablo honey p bland - mixtapeweezy

37 Lamb of God Lamb of God Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.
38 Testament Testament Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band consists of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Gene Hoglan.
39 Primordial
40 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 more.
41 Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers were an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

Slightly more controversial here. Depends on what you defy as 'bad' I guess, considering that these guys are not that great are they? - Mrveteran

Trash - christangrant

42 The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers,, Taboo, and singer Fergie.
43 Necrophagist Necrophagist Necrophagist is a German technical death metal band, founded and fronted by guitarist and vocalist Muhammed Suiçmez.

A combination of Technical Death Metal and neoclassical and though they only ever made 2 albums they are amazing.

They have never made a bad album. Great Band

44 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. more.
45 Ministry Ministry Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded by lead singer and only original member Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a new wave synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the mid-1980s.

Highly disagree! Their last album, Amerikkkant, was third degree hot garbage!

46 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.
47 King Crimson King Crimson King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band has had numerous lineup changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (guitar). more.
48 Death Cab for Cutie Death Cab for Cutie

I think they should be number one. They have never released a bad album, and I hope they never do. It's just my opinion but I'm fine with yours. - jack2244

49 The Weakerthans
50 Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. more.
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