Top 10 Music Artists that Have Gotten Better Over Time

The Top Ten

1 Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with more.

So true - christangrant

2 Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

The two My World albums were cheesy and the melodies were annoying. You can hear how those songs were written to sound cheerful and catchy, but lacking anything that made them truly enjoyable. Compare "Baby" to "ABC" by young Michael Jackson. Both singers were still children before puberty voice change, but ABC has an easy going melody, a cool beat and a fun attitude. Baby is repetitive, shows little variation, and has a cheap leftover RnB beat. I listened to both albums fully, and I have to admit, not all songs are as bad as that one but nevertheless, it didn't sound very good either. It feels too forced and lacks anything fun and entertaining.

Then he hit puberty and oh look: he actually can sing. Unfortunately, the first thing he released was the worst Christmas album I have ever heard. You see, Christmas songs are supposed to be harmonic and heartwarming. Singers with great voices, especially older ones like Frank Sinatra or Barbara Streisand, recorded ...more - Martin_Canine

In my Opinion yes he has gotten better but he still sucks - christangrant

He has gotten a lot better. His recent songs are really good to sing along to. - WinchesterGirl26

3 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.

Yes, they did. But it's not because they started bad - they started great, with 'Majesty' being track #1 on their debut album in 1988, a song that is still considered one of the best speed metal songs of all time. However, they have been improving all the time - every next album was better than the previous one and they achieved a stellar musicianship. Perfectionists. - Metal_Treasure

Yes definitely - christangrant

4 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. more.

Hate them or love them - I know way too many people do both beyond any logical reasoning - but if you listen to songs like Sexting or It's On Like Donkey Kong (usually the two that get the most hate for understandable reasons, both 2010) and then to more recent ones like I'm Not in Love Anymore (2016) or especially Where's My Wonderland (2012, and yeah, I really like the song) you wouldn't believe it's the same band. Even if you still don't like their recent stuff, you will have to admit that the improvement is gigantic, most likely even bigger than Bieber's. - Martin_Canine

Nah, nothing good from them exists. - DCfnaf

5 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" .

Agreed their newest album was great - christangrant

6 Ali Bumaye Ali Alulu Abdul-r, better known by his stage name Ali Bumaye or simply Ali, is a German rapper from Berlin . Little of his personal life is known as of 2016 . Ali got famous for being a personal friend of fellow rappers Bushido and Shindy before his own rap career, being a recurring character in backstsge more.

2014: "Ali throws a party, ooh ladidadi"
2016: political rap about the Palestine/Israel conflict
Seems legit. This guy improved from a whack novelity MC to one of Germany's best conscious rappers in a span of 2 years. - Martin_Canine

7 Vanilla Ninja Vanilla Ninja is an Estonian pop rock and synth rock band consisting of Lenna Kuurmaa (lead vocals, guitar), Piret Järvis (vocals, guitar) and Katrin Siska (keyboards). Past members are Maarja Kivi and Triinu Kivilaan, both providing vocals and electric bass. more.

Their 2003 Estonia exclusive self titled debut album was silly funk pop.
Their 2004 wider released Traces of Sadness was dramatic synth rock with a female empowerment statement.
Their 2005 success Blue Tattoo added a bombastic and sometimes symphonic sound to the music. The lyrics were more mystical.
Their 2006 last album Love is War showed them liberating from their label and producer, and being essentially an improved version of Traces of Sadness's synth rock premise, but with better lyrics. - Martin_Canine

8 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the more.

She's gotten way better. She is dropping her antics in favor of being a social justice hero. Plus, Wrecking Ball is a good song. - DCfnaf

Musically, there is little to hate about Bangerz and Her Dead Petz. Okay, she went on pure drug mode for the latter, but the psychadelic touch was executed well. The reason people hate her is her public image. - Martin_Canine

Her voice got much better. Most people wouldn’t be able to tell though because her songs got worse. - 3DG20

9 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.

I would almost say this band gets progressively better with each new release, though 'Dear Agony' is still my personal favourite album of theirs.
However only last year did they start touring outside the USA. It only took them almost 20 years, but better late than never, right? - SuperSonic17

10 The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. more.

Overrated Trash - VideoGamefan5

The Contenders

11 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.

Well my favorite album by them is There is a Hell, but Sempiternal and That's The Spirit aren't bad

12 Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
13 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.
14 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.

The beatles had started off with merseybeat and poppy the first 2 albums. Then they changed a bit with their album, A Hard Day's Night. Afterward with their two albums, they added folk with Beatles for Sale and Help! (Beatles for Sale being so criminally their overlooked and ignored album) Their career changed when they released Revolver by adding a bit of psychedelic into their songs.

Then in 1967, they released Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, regarded as the greatest album of all time. The album featured new genres added. Art Rock, Psychedelia, Baroque pop and Proto-progressive.

With their next album, perhaps their most strangest, The White Album was released in 1968. Most of the songs were inspired while they were in India.

Abbey Road, the final album (Let it Be being released after their break-up) released in 1969 to mixed respondse by critics. Adding blues and a bit of heaviness.

Let it Be was released in 1970 featuring a bit of Blues and R&B. ...more - Mumbizz01

15 Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.
16 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).

A Moon Shaped Pool was amazing

17 Casper Benjamin Griffey, better known by his stage name Casper, is a German rock musician, singer-songwriter and rapper of American descent born on September 25, 1982 who rose to massive national fame in Germany with the blockbuster album “XOXO” (2011), which received rave reviews by critics. Despite being more.

Casper started out as an underground rapper, but never seemed to stand out of the crowd.
Then all of a sudden 2011's XOXO happened. He added rock music to the sound and became one of the greatest German songwriters if the 21st century. He pretty much abandoned the hip hop game from then on, and offered a unique mix of indie pop, punk and a few other indefinable genres, and became a patinum selling superstar for socially and politically aware youths. Or to sum it up in his words: "Deutschland krank vor Zorn / Die Kids haben komplett den Verstand verlor'n! " ("Germany's sick of rage / The kids have completely lost their minds! "). - Martin_Canine

18 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

Every album is just greater than the last one

I think they reached their peak with "The Black Parade, also 3CFSR was better than Danger Dayz, and all of them were better than Conventional Weapons, which is just as good as their debut.
Maybe that's just me, but I think the quality of their albums has little to do with the time they were released. - Martin_Canine

19 Queens Of The Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.
20 Kollegah Felix Antoine Blume, better known by his stage name Kollegah, is a German rapper of Canadian descent born on August 3rd, 1984. He is widely credited to have established multisyllabic rhyming and doubletime rapping in German hip hop. more.

German rapper Kollegah already started out exceptionally great, but his lyrical abilities became three times as good over the years. The quality of word play reached levels that take a few listens to fully understand it all, and the amount of it also increased. Plus, the choice of beats became way better. While in the beginning, they consisted mostly of cheap electro beats, later on he rapped mostly over bombastic orchestral, or atmospheric dark beats. And his overall stage persona became way more serious. His pimp gimmick was rather tongue in cheek in the beginning, but nowadays he delivers it completely convincingly, and it never comes off as silly. - Martin_Canine

21 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist more.

Honestly I like more their pop punk stuff than their post-hardcore stuff

22 Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.

At least they aren't emo anymore

23 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

Well maybe their last albums aren't better than Pretty Odd but at least is better than seen them as an emo stuff

24 Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.
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