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.

Ye they were quiet talented

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.

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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.

Honestly, I don't like what they've put out with William DuVall. I think Layne Staley was way better. - Thevideogameboy

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/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

Beautifully complex, and they don’t scare fans away by putting out albums too quickly

4 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock 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 more.

Ever album is a masterpiece

I think they have two bad albums: No Prayer for the Dying and The Final Frontier. I love the two Blaze albums. - Alkadikce

Two words: blaze bayley - mixtapeweezy

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

5 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.

I mean, to be fair, they only had three albums. - Thevideogameboy

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

6 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.

Even their new albums are great, Pale Communion is a masterpiece!

7 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.

8 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.

Everything they've released has sucked. - Thevideogameboy

what - DCfnaf

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

9 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.

Alright, enough with the absurd Beatles admiration already. They’re not that great, and they’ve made plenty of bad albums. I would argue that Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Sgt. Pepper's aren't even great albums, and the solo work of Paul McCartney and John Lennon is flat out unbearable. - DCfnaf

10 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was 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 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.

These people can’t make a bad album - Weirdest-thing

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

12 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.
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, Australia, 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 more.

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

15 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.

They never dissapointed. - Userguy44

Even their weakest album Demolition was descent - christangrant

16 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.

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 DNCE DNCE DNCE is an American pop rock band. The group consists of members Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee.
19 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.
20 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.

So basically you disagree with their political opinions. That's it. - JoLeKosovo

21 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.
22 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.
23 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.

24 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.

Um...Vessel really wasn't great - DCfnaf

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

25 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

26 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

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 was 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.

Honestly, didn't enjoy Led Zeppelin IV at all - DCfnaf

29 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.

Better said bands that never realese a GOOD album

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.

30 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.

31 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.
32 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.
33 Rush Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.

Um...I'll fight you on Test For Echo... - RandyPan

No bad albums here.

34 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.

What about Drones and Simulation Theory? I don't really like these albums. - Userguy44

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.

Diablos is a killer album, people just don't approve of the style they tried with the genre - Sabbath - 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 was quite bland and unmemorable, so unfortunately this would be a no as well - DCfnaf

I didn’t like the king of limbs or a moon shaped pool, - Weirdest-thing

Pablo honey p bland - mixtapeweezy

37 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.

38 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Alternative/Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. more.
39 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.
40 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.
41 Primordial
42 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.
43 Creed Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
44 Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are 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

45 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.
46 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

47 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!

48 Primus Primus Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys more.

You may disagree. After all, they were often thrashed by critics. But for a band that has released nine studio albums and multiple EPs, they really hold well.
Primus does not like Antipop, but most fans think it's still a good album. Primus and the Chocolate Factory has its detractors, but it's just a cover album, and the hate isn't that generalized. Apart from that, all of their other albums and EPs are considered to be good by the public and the band (and most critics). I mean, at least they never released a real letdown. Their last album, released in 2017, was still a very interesting and creative work. For a band that released its first record in 1989, that's quite good. - JoLeKosovo

49 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). However, the most notable lineup is between 1972-75, consisting of Fripp, John Wetton (bass/vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), more.
50 Death Cab for Cutie Death Cab for Cutie Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington, in 1997. The band is composed of Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Dave Depper, Zac Rae, and Jason McGerr.

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

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