Top 10 Rock Bands That Have Improved Over TimeRock bands that have improved during their career overall.
The Top Ten
Breaking Benjamin opened my eyes to not just rock, but music as a whole! They've inspired me to write and play since the very beginning and I respect everything about the band and my idol Ben Burnley!
Their sound and style never ceases to amaze me! Never changes too much, and if it does it's always for the better!
The diary of Jane will always be my favourite song but I can't wait to here their hopefully new stuff soon!
Rock on you Legendary Gods!
Were great to begin with, but over time they've got better better, Phobia and Dear Agony are their two latest studio albums and are the best in my opinion.
Phobia and Dear Agony are two of the greatest albums ever. They've improved immensely throughout time from their first studio album to their fourth. Skillet have also massively improved over time too overall, those two should be top of this list.
I dunno why Linkin Park are on this list though, because they're nowhere near as good as they used to be. - EvilAngel
They are one of the only bands I know that didn't start going downhill, and "Failure" is easily my favourite song from them!V 10 Comments
Skillet are EASILY number one for improvement in my opinion, and Breaking Benjamin are easily number 2. The Skillet originally started off as a small unknown Christian Rock band, back then John Cooper had very weak vocals, there were no great guitar solos, and there wasn't any real strength or punch to their songs. However, their 2003 album Collide changed all that, and with it they improved massively. Their 3 most recent albums, Collide, Comatose and Awake are much better than anything they'd done before. They've changed their style and changed their genre.
Skillets music has its own amazing but unique sound to it. There is no band that I think sounds like skillet and I believe they should be number 1 on this list they have improved so much since there first album.
This band so the world that you must patient and never stop trying. Their first four album was suck but their second four album was great.
Definitely should be #1. Honestly I don't even think they had a GREAT album until Awake. (but they definitely had some good ones) - LarkwingFlightV 8 Comments
I feel like the longer their music goes on, the more innovative the band becomes. From starting out as sheerly deathcore, to gradually adding electronics or guest starring others from different genres (such as the Canadian female singer, Lights, and her appearance in the song "Don't Go", to Oliver sharpening both his singing and screaming skills, to even adding interesting hooks like the sarcastic cheerleader intro of their newer song "Happy Song" (which isn't at all happy by the way), this band never stops evolving, and that's why they are my favourite.
That said, their newest album to date, That's the Spirit, shows how much more mainstream they have become, making me fear that sooner or later, they may lose their metalcore or even rock sound altogether in trade for a new mainstream pop sound. If this happens, I swear to god I''ll cry.
Sempiternal is the best rock album of 2013. This is not up for debate.
Screw Arctic Monkeys. THIS is the band that makes me proud of where I am from, Sempiternal is the best album of 2012 & 2013 - Reptile
Shadow Moses is one of the best songs they've ever madeV 4 Comments
I just don't understand. I think Living Things was their best album. Pretty much everyone who hates Linkin Park for what they are now has obviously not took the time to listen to their new stuff, just because they changed their sound.
Also, for anyone complaining they went "soft"?
Listen to Blackout, Lies Greed Misery, Victimized, and nearly all of The Hunting Party. They are not soft.
Also, they didn't sell out. It would be more like selling out for them to start making music just like their old fans wanted, when they themselves stopped enjoying that music, and switched to what they are now.
They've matured. I think everything they've done is amazing, and people are too quick to judge. - somelifeonaplanet
OK THEY HAVE CHANGED AND WE SHOULD REALLY ACCEPT THESE CHANGES! ITS EARLIER ALBUMS WERE TOO GREAT THAT WE FIND ITS NEWER ALBUMS NOT SO GOOD THOUGH THEY ARE GREAT! BUT THEN TOO LP ROCKS AND ALWAYS WILL AND COME ON LP FANS VOTE FOR IT!
By changing only they are so close to me
They became different They top the anti list of this. So they lost fans and gained some but retained those who like quality musicV 16 Comments
Lamb of God hands down is the best band of the 2000's
Every single member in this band has gotten progressively better and better. This band deserves to be number 1 without any doubt in my mind.
Awesome lyrics and epic ness rushing through disturbed's veins. I also love their concept art of the albums!
Great meaning of songs and love them
These guys and skillet are amazing
Andy's voice has improved so much over the years. Listen to his voice in knifes and pens compared to faithless. It's different. Also, Jake and jinxx have improved on guitar, Ashley has improved on bass and cc on drums. They all have improved over the years. It's amazing.
They saved my life... If it weren't for them my little brother wouldn't have anyone to look up to my parents would be dead and my other brother would have been in a mental hospital and my boyfriend would probably have been in jail... So because of them saving me I saved others
Don't think that would happen, obviously they would be upset, but pretty sure all that wouldn't happen
Yep great band love them from the first time I heard them and still do like to see them on tour sometime
Yep good band will always like themV 1 Comment
Wasting Light was their best album other than the colour and the shape, but no album of theirs can can ever beat that
Sonic highway is their best yet!
Foo Fighters is not just a rock band is a feeling when you listen to their songs you have such an strange feeling inside you and it's the most beautifull feeling in your life
How can a band be listed as "the top 10 band that have improved over time", if they already have a greatest hits cd out? I love the foo fighters and their music but come on. Just saying.V 2 Comments
This is stupid, best work from kings x is their early albums from 80s
Danny have improved his voice in Run Free % The Death Of Me Rock Mix.
They seemed a bit shy of their first songs for the first two albums, but all the people who thought they would stay that way should listen to One-X and Transit of Venus! Amazing band!
Three days grce are like old school. No one can do what they did and they deserve to be at number 3. There album life starts now was amazing however the transit of venus was not as good but songs like chalk outline and the high road were amazing. Long live three days grace.
Three days grace has a lot of great songs and you can hear the improvement in there musicV 3 Comments
I can't believe rush isn't on here! Clockwork Angels is one of rushes greatest albums and there is snakes and arrows!
The band is exactly what Progressive Rock is all about. They progress, they change, they get better all the time.
Actually I'm pretty sure you're talking about Pink Floyd, not Rush. - aja2hip
They still rock, but test for echo isn't exactly 2112. - Brobusky
Eh I liked their older stuff better, like 70s and 80sV 3 Comments
Green Day have improved so much, think of Nimrod, then American Idiot, the best album of our generation. 21st Century Breakdown was the same while the trilogy of albums were all as good as each other.
Improved the 1st album and other punk album was bad but they changed genre and got better they sell out but still, they sound great
First of all, why the hell are the Jonas Brothers on here. No.
Their music evolved from a distorted '90s punk sound to cleaner sounds with their albums Uno, Dos, and Tre. Don't get me wrong, Kerplunk and Nimrod and 1039 sosh are amazing, but they've improved.
Yes, they showed their talent in the last album - zxmV 10 Comments
I Love this band they are the best and all there albums are very good and meaningful. They are immensely blessed to improve and become the best with all the other Christian bands. -ARF
Most underrated band ever, and it's INCREDIBLE, I think is one of the bands that actually are better with the time, sadly the vocalist are in the jail
My Chemical Romance has always been an amazing band
My chemical romance has been amazing since the beginning.
They were never good in the first place! - Brobusky
They improved the most in my opinion.V 1 Comment
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