The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Here they are: the absolute worst rock bands in history, ranked from the most awful bands to the kind of okay, but still pretty bad, by the Ranker community and real rock purists. This list features the absolute worst rock bands of all time, ranging from Insane Clown Posse to the Cockroaches.
While many of these bands may have had wildly successful careers and contain lots of talent, such as Nickelback, Maroon 5, and My Chemical Romance, that doesn't mean that they're great rock artists. These bands are notorious for their crumb-dumb lyrics, ear-splitting melodies, and downright annoying image and persona. What's the worst rock band of all time? That's for you to decide. Look through and vote up the rock and rollers whom you think are the worst.
- Albums: Evolution, Bad Blood, All the Rage!!, Anthem of the Outcast, My Gift & My Curse!
With a penchant for mixing electronic beats with embarrassingly bad lyrics, Blood on the Dance Floor's discography is a treasure trove of tasteless tunes. The song "Sexting" exemplifies this, featuring lyrics that are both juvenile and disturbingly explicit.
- Albums: A Carnival Christmas, The Wraith: Shangri-La, The Wraith: Hell's Pit, Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 & 2, Carnival of Carnage
This "horrorcore" duo is notorious for their gimmicky face paint, offensive lyrics, and cringe-worthy live performances. Their most infamous song, "Miracles," features laughable lines about the mysteries of magnets and showcases their inability to comprehend basic scientific concepts.
- Albums: Jonas L.A., A Little Bit Longer, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, It's About Time
Disney's manufactured pop-rock trio became famous for their cookie-cutter image and shallow songs aimed at impressionable tweens. Despite their wholesome appearance, tracks like "Burnin' Up" offered little in terms of musical substance or originality.
- Albums: The Broken!, BC13, I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!, Guilty Pleasure
Described as a blend of emo and crunkcore, Brokencyde's music is an assault on the eardrums with their abrasive vocals and repetitive beats. Their song "Freaxxx" epitomizes their lack of talent, showcasing both obnoxious screaming and cringe-inducing autotune.
- Albums: Evolution, Outta This World, JLS, Jukebox, Wishing on a Star
British boy band JLS gained fame with mediocre pop tunes that reeked of desperation to become chart-toppers. Unfortunately for them, songs like "She Makes Me Wanna" only served to showcase how unremarkable they were in comparison to other acts in the genre.
- Albums: Other Ways of Speaking, Bastard Life or Clarity, Gaslight, My Hand, My Heart
Led by actor Russell Crowe, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts attempted to break into the rock scene with forgettable melodies and painfully cliché lyrics. Tracks like “Sail Those Same Oceans” proved that Crowe’s talents were better suited for the silver screen than the recording studio.