Top 10 Rock Bands That Have Gotten Worse Over TimeEvilAngel
The Top Ten
Well, really Guns N' Roses should be at the top of this list, but it's hard to say whether they should be or not because they're not even the same band anymore really, Axl Rose is the only remaining original member - EvilAngel
Appetite for Destruction was the best selling debut album in history.. Sweet Child o' Mine, Welcome to the Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, and Paradise City all classics. Use Your Illusion I and II had November Rain, Don't Cry, Knockin' on Heaven's Door.. And now we have Chinese Democracy
Axl's voice still chills. But without slash's solos and izzy's lyrics the band is doomed for life.
They haven't released an album since 9 years and they have never worsened, they have always maintained their quality of musicV 33 Comments
Linkin Park have improved so remove them from this list, and I do love them, Lp 4 life!
I no one cares what he thinks, why would anyone care what you think? - BeastMan
They are still good but their "epicness" is now lost
Link in is one of the best rock bands in our country. It hasn't just got worse. Hybrid Theory was different and Thousand Suns is also different. There's nothing like that they didn't put their heart into it. Just they have always tried to move to newer genre and give the audience a better, new and fresh experience. Don't you get bore of listening Crawling, In The End or Papercut whole 24 hours?
This band wins hands down. It's a little something called One More Light. I almost feel tempted to call One More Light LP's St. Anger, but that would be an insult to St. Anger since it's at least a metal album👎🏻V 93 Comments
They were at their peak in the 80s, with powerful war ballads, such as "One" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Their most famous album, "Master of Puppets", is seen is the crowning achievement of metal music, complete with its 8-and-a-half minute title track. Their self-titled album marked a new era, that wasn't bad, but wasn't as good as their 80s-album era. St. Anger marked a new low, but they redeemed themselves somewhat with their album "Death Magnetic". Next, they had to take the worst nosedive in their history with their Lou Reed collaboration. One could consider it a noble effort at experimentation, but like mixing Billy Joel and Iron Maiden, "Lulu" proved that two positives don't always add up to a greater positive. Hopefully, they'll release a better album soon; it would be a shame if they had to end their career on such a low note! (Fun fact, David Bowie reportedly loved Lulu. Some may say that he was just being kind, while others might argue that he's actually good at finding ...more
They just released Hardwired...To Self Destruct, so they are improving. - PewPewAssassin
Metallica... First 4 albums were the best! However I did like the Black Album even though I thought it was a dramatic change to their music. I did not like Load, ReLoad, St Anger and Lulu but Death Magnetic was okay. - metaldude8
Seriously, just listen to their 80s albums (Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, Justice) and compare them to Load, ReLoad, St. Anger, Death Magnetic and Lulu. This isn't even the same band any more.
First five albums good, everything else mehV 37 Comments
Don't get me wrong I love green day dearly, they're brilliant, but since American Idiot (their last good album) they've gone steadily downhill. 21st century breakdown had a few good songs but most were boring, while their last trilogy of albums was frankly embarrassing.
I am one of the biggest Green Day fans ever but I would have to be honest here and say I'm not particularly loving their newer sound :/
Look, Billie, Mike, Tre...I'm sorry, but She, Uno Dos Tre, and anything else after 21st century sucked...before? It was awesome! American Idiot, Dookie, Insomniac, those are my JAM! Sigh...nothing lasts forever...
I'm a super Green Day fan, but I agree that after American Idiot, the albums were not really good. 21st has some good songs as Know Your Enemy or 21 Guns, but Uno Dos Tre and Quatro sucks. But seriously Revolution Radio his one of the biggest comeback for me. Rev Rad is awesome, and every fan should listen to it.V 39 Comments
This Love, She Will Be Loved, Makes Me Wonder, Misery was a success
Once Moves Like Jagger, Payphone, etc. moved in the band even got worse overplaying on the radio and their music was messed up big time, and I don't know why it's not #1
Note: WHO put LINKIN PARK #1 they improved big time compared to Maroon 5 seriously Maroon 5 messed up big time today and was a biggest disgrace in rock music today.
Maroon 5.. Why did they have to become a pop band at least when they started they kept a rock feel to it but then lost it during the later 2000s at least they still have a shot to return to a more rock pop attitude in their music. Hopefully right?
Overexposed was pretty bad but it had a few good songs (payphone, daylight, lucky strike, tickets, beautiful goodbye) but their new album V SUCKED. All the songs were bad except for maps and it was always you. The song feelings sounds like adam's being hurt when he says feelings. I wish people wouldn't judge them on their new albums because their first 3 were awesome!
I actually liked Overexposed, my favorite album from them. The others were good, too. V was okay. But their new songs are HORRIBLE. - growlbunnyV 34 Comments
This band I love but their previous albums were some what not so good to be honest but now through the years they have been getting really better. Like Transit of Venus in my opinion is really excellent They totally haven't got worst. They Rock! -ARF
Some people think that their music went downhill after Adam left, but I disagree. Their first two albums are amazing, and I enjoyed most of the songs on Life Starts Now, but I personally feel like they started to go downhill after that. There are only one or two songs on Transit of Venus that I could say that I enjoyed. In my opinion, Human was better than Transit of Venus by a long shot.
Ever since Adam left, Three Days Grave has gone downhill, kinda sad but honestly they were a great band, they were the ones who got me into rock music, and they have great songs defiantly recommend their older albums like One X and Life Starts Now
Well most people say it went down hill because the singer of the first 4 albums Adam left the band. Although Matt is not as good as Adam but it is still good in my opinion also Adam has a new band called Saint Asonia - TheUltimateNavigator1V 11 Comments
Can someone tell me why nirvana is on this list? They were a band for only 3 or 4 years.
What happened to these guys? They were hard and a lot of their songs had dark stories. Now they're just making songs with Skrillex. And correct me if I'm wrong, isn't Jon Davis making a country album with Big & Rich? The same group who dissed Marilyn Manson in Comin' To Your City? Well I also heard that Jon Davis is also working on an acoustic project with Marilyn Manson so there might be hope anyways.
They only had one worse album:
THE PATH OF TOTALITY
Seriously, dubstep in rock music, what is this.
THANK YOU They went back to normal nu metal music
THE PARADIGM SHIFT is great comeback.
Was Korn even good to begin withV 3 Comments
Yes, I completely agree, parachutes was a great album, and in my opinion their best was a rush of blood to the head, and x&y was brilliant as well but I find that mylo xyloto was okay, it had its ups and downs, ghost stories was decent but its just so different to the old stuff that I fell in love with that its hard to appreciate, and I haven't heard any of the new album as I've heard that it is pop rubbish and I just don't want to put myself through the pain of knowing that their last ever album was terrible
As amazing as Coldplay is, their newer stuff isn't nearly as good. Ghost stories is at least a step in the right direction. - Songsta41
As much as I love Coldplay, I think that their early 2000's stuff, like Clocks and The Scientist were better than the rest (with the exception of viva la vida)
Not the worst alt rock band (If that's what they still label themselves as). I remember listening to A rush of blood through the head and Viva la Vida and being amazed (It's probably what got me into Alt music). But now I hear their mainstream 'rock' style tunes and just being disappointed.V 19 Comments
Top of their game with SWW, and slowly got worse over time, but something has to be said for Jon Bon Jovi's business savvy that his song writing gets worse with every album, as does his voice, and yet he manages to convince millions of fans to buy his product with diminishing quality. Most bands/musicians seem to get better with time, although their relevance on the world stage fades, but not so with Bon Jovi... it's the exact opposite. The same is true for their live shows, whereas they used to be full of energy, and quite entertaining, for $25 a ticket... now they're just a stage full of damn near manikins, half of which aren't even "Bon Jovi", with a bunch of T.V. screens as a back drop... for $150! Incredible. Jon Bon Jovi = The snake oil salesman of the music industry.
The songs by Bon Jovi of the 80s are the best.
Bon Jovi are no longer as good without Richie Sambora on lead
They are too country style nowV 13 Comments
Dude Ranch, Enema of the State, Take Off Pants and Jacket, and Blink-182 self titled Album were AWESOME
Then when I hear Neighborhoods, it was the worst and it came hella horrible, I MISS the old Blink-182.
Their new album is crap, should be higher
Yeah! Neighborhoods was awful! - NapalmDeath
Wha bout I miss you? What have they done!V 5 Comments
Kid A ruined their music - Lord28
A couple of great songs, unforgettable fire, New Year's Day, one etc. But passed their best a long time ago. Huge popularity but there's something missing, I think it's Bono. When younger he had the innocence, as they have aged you find for all his good intentions. His hypocritical cynical corporate management of the band leaves me thinking he's got more in common with bill gates than any musician. He's by no means the only one, Springsteen, sting. Truth is joe blogs isn't as gullible as they once were.Even my true u2 fans friends are cringed at his sermonising during their concerts. Like bill gates at poverty concerts asking people for money, yet every year he and Bono are richer still.
All of their music is hard to listen to but that's just me I guess. - Duality
After their Happiness Is A Warm Gun cover, they started to sort of fade out, with stuff like Get On Your Boots and the entire Songs of Innocence album.
Well, half of the Songs of Innocence album (the one with the ITunes downloading) was great, and the other half was OK. So yes they got worse, but the Joshua Tree is tough to beatV 2 Comments
Completely unstoppable in the 90s, should have split after Knebworth or Be Here NowV 1 Comment
Why is nirvana here? They only existed 6 years and personally I enjoyed all 4 albums
They have only been around for like 5 years, and all their albums are great.
In Utero was better than Bleach, idiot
Lol its because there are a lot of NirvaNOT people on here...don't you people get that?V 8 Comments
I agree, once Dave left, they were not the same, the energy was gone.
These guys aren't worth listening to after David Lee Roth left
Why is this band even on this list it is an amazing band
Anymore, VH is but a shell of itself. Their music has absolutely no structure. It's Eddie just "noodling" on his guitar. It's painful to listen to. Don't get me wrong, VH was one of my favorite bands, but wow... did they sink. I like Sammy as Sammy. I admit, there were some great VH songs with Sammy. But the thing is, is with Sammy, they lost their famous Eddie/Michael harmonies. Total failure with Gary Cherone... and another total failure brining back DLR. They need to get back to their roots.V 3 Comments
After Peter Gabriel left, it all went downhill
Steve Hackett's departure was what really ended the band for me. A Trick Of The Tail and Wind & Wuthering are still great albums. Even Duke was solid - musicman4
Still good, but Fallen is EASILY their best album, so much better than their other albums that it's crazy - EvilAngel
I disagree with people who said that Evanescence went downhill. All of their albums are awesome even if Fallen was my favorite - BlueDiamondFromNowhere
This band also has had regress but I still love them. - Fan_of_Good_Music
What people think they got worse? No way ok sure their older songs were better but there new songs are still great! If you are comparing their old songs to their new songs I don't really see your point - spodermanfan1000V 5 Comments
Offspring were going downhill fast but managed to turn it around. There biggest hit song (your going to go far kid) was released after there biggest hit album (an album bands release when there career is ending! )
The self-titled album was a great debut, ignition and smash were their best albums, ixnay and Americana were great. But conspiracy was awful, splinter was boring, and rise fall rage and grace was a rip off of Green Day. Although days go by had some really good songs in the beginning and end of the album, there was too much filler
Days go by is pretty boring too. But their newest song "coming for you" is awesome
After Americana, I gave up on themV 4 Comments
Went from an amazing influential rock band in a male-dominated music industry, to your average pop band.
All We Know was good, Riot was fantastic, Brand New Eyes was alright, self-titled was terrible. Obviously the Farro brothers were half of why they were so good.
These guys were so good. Then the farro brothers left. Obviously they had their reasons. But people shouldn't date in a band. Just ads up all the trouble. The first 3 albums were awesome. Then the new album. Jts not even thesame band anymore.
Yes the new albums ok I wish they
would of stuck with there old stuff
Just because they used to be rock but they went electronic with The 2nd Law you say they've gotten worse? They just experimenting with the music they've never made before and it's a great thing! If they always make albums which has the same music with their first album, then you can say Muse getting worse - matrixreloaded
Still amazing to those who have listened to the high profile songs on Drones. You know I am talking about Psycho, Handler, Reapers, and maybe the Globalist
What? Their latest album, drones, is an improvement on said albums, such as The 2nd law
If Muse stayed as they were with bhar they would be the perfect band but the resistance and the 2nd law aren't as good as the first albumsV 5 Comments
My Chemical Romance broke up and they never got worse! REMOVE THEM NOW!
They were never decent, which means that they could not of gotten worse. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
Who th hell put them on the list
While they were never really bad, their last album before their break up was somewhat lackluster compared to their other works. But it's definitely not anything horrible. They were a pretty amazing band from start to finish.
My Chemical Romance broke up before they got bad. They ended on a really strong note with Conventional Weapons, with excellent songs like "The Light Behind Your Eyes" and "Kiss the Ring" Than they broke up the same year. Danger Days was a low point, but it wasn't bad enough to say they got worse. And even still, Almost half of Danger Days is still really REALLY good.V 14 Comments
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