Top 10 Rock Bands That Have Gotten Worse Over Time


The Contenders: Page 4

61 The Rolling Stones 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.

They're an amazing band. After Jones died, their hits began to lower, but they still did amazing. Now, I was surprised to hear they're STILL together. I think it's time to let it go now... You can keep rocking in your hearts, Stones! - MontyPython

They have been steadily sucking the soul out of the blues and Muddy Waters dickhole since 1964. The first group of albums were ok but things really got rocky in the 80s and 90s. Keef needs to OD already and Mick needs to get a job as a carnival barker. Stick a fork in em, the bands done.

62 One Ok Rock

They got better, and then they got worse, which is why I'm also going to put them on the list of bands that improved over time. When they started out, they were decent, but they hadn't really found their identity. Also, the songwriting left something to be desired. However, by their third album, "Kanjou Effect," they had found their ideal sound, and their songwriting and musicianship were excellent. Even after one of their guitarists left, they still churned out two equally great albums without him, gradually adding a few effects that accented the songs and didn't take away from the excellent vocals and loud riffs. It wasn't until their sixth LP, "Jinsei * Boku =," that things started to fall apart. It's good, and most fans agree that it can stand with its predecessors, but I feel it had too many effects. Taka has a great voice, but it was put through weird filters. Also, the album was mixed so that the guitar often faded into a wall of noise rather than standing ...more

63 DragonForce DragonForce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

With their new lead singer, after the previous quit, they have gotten worse

I actually like the new singer (Marc Hudson), but their newest albulm Maximum Overload was trash to be honest...

V 1 Comment
64 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
65 Suede
66 Good Charlotte Good Charlotte Good Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, lead guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, bassist Paul Thomas, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin and drummer Dean Butterworth, more. V 1 Comment
67 Katatonia Katatonia Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström. The band has released nine studio albums spanning the course of three decades, and their tenth studio album, The Fall of Hearts was released on May 20, 2016.

Their first album with mikael akerfeld on vocals was a genuine doom metal and very good, their second album got less "raw" and heavy, but still was interesting, although it marked where katatonia started getting more pipular with 13 year olds and "alternative metal" fanboys.

68 Yes Yes Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music.

Don't get me wrong. Yes is an amazing band, one of my favourite ever. Yes, Time and a Word, The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going for the One, Drama and 90125 are amazing albums. But big generator wasn't very good. And I don't like their new album since Jon Anderson left. ;_; I hope their next album is good. - SammySpore

69 Bathory Bathory Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed more.

Bathory was essential in the development of both black and Viking metal with their first six releases, but three of the next six releases contained about half to a whole album of thrash metal gone wrong.

70 Queensryche Queensryche Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob.

With Chris DeGarmo one of the best bands ever. With Tate controlling everything, crap. Come back Chris.

71 Emerson, Lake and Palmer Emerson, Lake and Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.
72 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a more.

Their last fantastic release was Painkiller in terms of both instrumental, vocal, and lyrical quality. The five albums after that range from simply good to terrible.

73 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.

Mastodon should not be on this list, Once more round the sun was awesome. - TheRiceKing

74 Collective Soul Collective Soul Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in Atlanta, the group consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin, drummer Johnny Rabb and lead guitarist Jesse Triplett.

Who remembers much anything else rather than their first two greatest albums?

75 Cake
76 Mayhem Mayhem Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene.

Still a good band, but nothing else they've released these has been able to top "Deathcrush" and "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

77 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin. V 1 Comment
78 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
79 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
80 Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass). In 2005, they started off as a hugely successful and trendsetting teen pop band in their home country with their debut album more.

They had a few excellent, very touching songs & they produced handmade German poprock at a very young age, now they're trying to be L.A. gangster-hipsters making awful "house music" (i'm scared of calling it house music, it's not house nor is it music lol) or something I can't quite put my finger on. I just know that their attitude & so-called-music is terrible

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Rock Bands of All Time Top 10 Philippine Rock Bands of All Time Most Epic Rock N' Roll Bands of All Time Top 10 Rock Bands That Have Improved Over Time Best Pop Rock Bands of All Time

List StatsUpdated 20 Feb 2017

1,000 votes
101 listings
4 years, 123 days old

Top Remixes (18)

1. Metallica
2. Guns N Roses
3. Three Days Grace
1. Genesis
2. Coldplay
3. Guns N Roses
1. Green Day
2. Blink 182
3. Linkin Park

View All 18


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.