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2003-12-01 05:14:56 PM  
Personally, I would like Noel Gallagher to be more like John Lennon. And by that I mean, I would like a crazed fan to come up to him one night and bust a cap in his hide.

I agree with this ssentence wholeheartedly.

I like Radiohead, but I can completely understand how others wouldn't. To each his own.
2003-12-01 05:14:57 PM  
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Sammy Hagar - Marching to Mars.

He was farking awful when he was in Van Halen, and he was farking awful when he went solo.
2003-12-01 05:15:52 PM  
Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Grace Slick, David Crosby, Ned Lagin, Mickey Hart.....Some GREAT musicians, who obviously dropped waaaaaay too much acid and recorded it. Result is
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boring, boring, boring.
2003-12-01 05:15:59 PM  
2003-12-01 05:14:10 PM redqueenmeg

I liked "Slug". That was on Passengers, right?

Indeed it was, that was the only good song. i did like the pavarotti song but that was a whole lots of wanking.
2003-12-01 05:16:21 PM  
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Sorry, now with voting.

This album will make you pray Steely Dan never breaks up again.

2003-12-01 05:16:31 PM  
good list. the clash's "cut the crap" deserves to be ranked higher, that album should have been named "pile of shiate"
2003-12-01 05:16:53 PM  
1. Any Aerosmith album.
2. Biz Markie
3. Vanilla Ice after he got the dreadlocks
4. Any Janet Jackson album
5. Any Lou Reed album (I'll let that one song of his from Trainspotting soundtrack slide)
6. Any boy band album
7. Any Britney Spears album
8. Jennifer Love Hewitt's album(s)

I could go on and on but I'll shuddup now. You're welcome.
2003-12-01 05:17:07 PM  

I never heard Trans... but I borrowed Everybody's Rockin' from a friend and I actually liked it. But then again, I liked Brian Setzer's Live Nude Guitars too.
2003-12-01 05:17:18 PM  
17. Vitalogy
Pearl Jam (1994)

Oddly, this album came out the same year as Paula Abdul's "Vibeology".

Er.....no, no it didn't.

/nitpicker, but shows they don't know their music :P

I'd have to pick

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Featuring the infamous "I made up that bass line all on my own!" denial.

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etc, etc, etc.....
2003-12-01 05:17:42 PM  
One word: Yanni
2003-12-01 05:17:52 PM  
actually, Death_Dealer,,,Metallica got the (Dis)honorable mention at the bottom of the article.
2003-12-01 05:18:22 PM  
"Although I don't have much to be proud of considering I bought a Glass Tiger (you may have to be a canuck to know these guys) album"

Dooooon't forget me when I'm gone!!!

uhhh....somebody told me that. hehe
2003-12-01 05:18:22 PM  
I'm glad to see St. Anger got a mention. All of these years, even through their obvious decline and lawsuit-happiness, I still defended Metallica as a great band. St. Anger, in all of its complete suckfullness, finally made me realize the truth.
2003-12-01 05:18:47 PM  
_The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking_ isn't a great album, and probably isn't even a good album since it's basically 60 minutes of Roger Waters biatching about the breakup of Marriage # X, but parts of it still find themselves stuck in my head despite my not having listened to it years.

"Fixed on the front of her Fassbinder face
was the sort of a smile
that only a rather dull child could have drawn
while attempting a graveyard in moonlight"

_Radio KAOS_, now THAT was undeniably crap.
2003-12-01 05:18:57 PM  
On a side note, someone left Nirvana - Unplugged years ago at my place, and never came back for it. Not that I'd give it back.
2003-12-01 05:19:09 PM  
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American Beauty = WORST.ALBUM.EVAR

Jamming With Edward was very, very good, though.
2003-12-01 05:19:17 PM  
Insert any Creed album here>>>>>>>>>>________________>>>>>>>

I have to disagree with the "Vitalogy" nod... if any of the PJ albums should have made the list it should be the drivel known as "Riot Act".
2003-12-01 05:19:29 PM  
Uh... let me clarify. PLEASE! I should've said any Vanilla Ice album and that I'd be willing to let "Ice Ice Baby" slide since I have fond memories of chugging Jello shots and puking on fraternity lawns while that song blares from open windows. Ah, good times. Good times.

3. Vanilla Ice after he got the dreadlocks
2003-12-01 05:19:36 PM  
I honestly respect the sentiment, and there's a few interesting choices, but it's a fairly perfunctory, autopilot, obvious list that's been done better elsewhere. And if they're true haters of corporateosity (uh, word?), where's the bagazillions of uberslick, money-pumped, dogsh*t nu-metal albums cranked out in the past 5 years that will hopefully soon to be wiped off ClearChannel-owned radio via retro-80's nightrock ala The Darkness?

PostScript: Carlos Santana HAS done some cool stuff (see Illuminations or Love Devotion Surrender).
2003-12-01 05:19:44 PM  
Woodpecker: Lateralus = gallons and gallons of vomit pressed into a small plastic disc with tiny little pits in it, for our listening agony.

Aenima was pretty good though...

Although my list would have to include anything Metallica did including and after Load, as well as...

1. Anything released by Blink 182.

Most overrated band ever. I can't even find words to describe my hatred of Blink 182, and my disgust with those who call them "punk". Darby Crash is certainly rolling in his grave.

2. Anything released by Green Day after Dookie.

3. Anything released by the Offspring after Ixnay.

And even that's a close call... you want to talk overrated bands? The Offspring post-1999. Just don't tell most teenage girls that, same with Blink. "Like, they are so hardcore punk, it's like, so awesome!"
2003-12-01 05:19:56 PM  
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I had high hopes when I bought this album.
2003-12-01 05:20:05 PM  
I guess you really can't have one of these lists without bagging on Moby.
2003-12-01 05:20:30 PM  
Some of you dopes are taking the opportunity to slag artists you think are overrated, but the article is about albums that never should have even been recorded, not albums that are good but maybe not as good as the hype around them.

We're talking atrociously, irredeemably bad.
2003-12-01 05:20:35 PM  
Bruckner and Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
2003-12-01 05:20:44 PM  
Yeah, if there was gonna be a Pearl Jam album on there, it shouldn't be Vitalogy. That was the CD that made me love PJ.

I'd say as good as it was, NWA never should've made an album - then there wouldn't have been that awful gangsta rap era. Lord, that was awful.
2003-12-01 05:20:50 PM  
That's what Leonard Nimoy looks like...

The only place I've heard of him is he did the narrator's voice in the game "Seaman".

I could just imagine the guy who tells me not to remove my VMU while saving singing... frightening...
2003-12-01 05:20:59 PM  
Oh, and can't forget

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I still don't know what it was supposed to be, artistically.
2003-12-01 05:21:07 PM  
That Brent Spiner / Data thing is REAL?

I thought it was a pretty funny photoshop entry.

Holy moly.
2003-12-01 05:22:10 PM  
Am I the only person who really liked David Bowie's "Outside". So far I seem to be alone.
2003-12-01 05:22:10 PM  
Devastatin' Dave, gee that's rich!
2003-12-01 05:23:38 PM  
Vitalogy is one of the better albums from the grunge era.
2003-12-01 05:23:40 PM  
Tinian, you're having flashbacks...Jamming with Edward is a bunch of blimy wankers...;)

Too bad you're too hip to enjoy a fine album like American Beauty...maybe if it had never charted and there weren't trendy deadheads still out and about, you'd'a called it a "lost classic"...yeah, I know the drill...

2003-12-01 05:20:30 PM cot

Yeah, but VoicesCarry has nailed that one...geez...I just don't.get.any.of those...uh, RELEASES...:\
2003-12-01 05:23:51 PM  
Is list-making some kind of disease, or what? It's totally subjective and a waste of time.

Please stop.
2003-12-01 05:23:51 PM  

Let me guess... "Cult of Personality" sold you on the album, but NONE of the other songs were even remotely like that one... am I right?

Happened to me. Bastards.
2003-12-01 05:23:57 PM  
My pick for future albums that should never be recorded:

Oh DEAR GOD: from Creed.com... official press release


New York --- Creed, who have sold in excess of 23 million albums in the U.S. alone, have announced plans for a number of releases in 2004. A street date before the end of 2004 is in the works for a special package consisting of previous hits, unreleased material, and new Creed compositions the band plans to record in 2004. Additional content culled from collaborations will be considered for this anthology as well. In addition, both Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp are working on solo projects for release in the next year.
2003-12-01 05:24:07 PM  
Tinian, It's not the greatest Dead album by far, but come on now. Box of Rain and Ripple alone make it worth listening to, and Friend of the Devil to an extent(though I really don't like how they do it live).
2003-12-01 05:24:20 PM  
I have to say, the worst record by far in my collection is Metal Machine Music. In fact, it's not really an album. There is no music there. It's just noise.
2003-12-01 05:24:21 PM  
generation d
broken was released before the downward spiral in 1992 and it is no kind of "club music" and neither is pretty hate machine. people like nine inch nails for the talent, not the shiat you think it is.
sure there are plenty of the "im so gothy" types too, but there is so much more to nine inch nails than just one or two songs. you have to listen to all of them and see how they've changed. noone can deny they have changed immensly, and they are one of the most influential bands in this age.
broken in 1992, downward spiral inubian. too bad only thing people know it for is 'closer.'
Creed came from Pearl Jam, not nine inch nails. stabbing westward, maybe. orgy is just weird. marylin manson, although trent's friend, should be banished. but they are not comparible either. only because of record company stuff.
(new album from them soon!!)
2003-12-01 05:24:57 PM  
My buddy from college and I have this deal where every year for Christmas and birthdays we send each other what we consider to be the worst CD's ever, in the hopes of sabotaging each other's CD collections, which of course is the first thing a girl checks out when you take her to your place to determine how "cool" you are.

The rules are simple...you have to listen to the entire CD at least once all the way through, and you HAVE to put it in your collection in a visible area. Your call on whether to bury it with your good tunes or create a "crap stack".

We're both married now, but the sending of CD's persists (that Kathie Lee Gifford album someone posted earlier? I own it now...). In any event, nothing shown here...nothing...is even close to Nichele Nichols (Uhura from Star Trek)'s solo album.

/love Oasis and Tin Machine...
2003-12-01 05:25:02 PM  
Am I the only person who really liked David Bowie's "Outside". So far I seem to be alone.

I've heard it...not my favorite Bowie album by any means, but it's alright
2003-12-01 05:25:35 PM  
can't forget the soundtrack to Frank Zappa's 200 Motels...it makes less sense than the movie.
2003-12-01 05:25:39 PM  
What's so bad about NIN? True, it's only deep and meaningful to you if you are 15, but still some great music. Reznor is a very talented producer.

My only compalint is all the stupid teenyboppers who think Trent invented being whiney and angsty. The The was doing it when Trent was still in short pants.

2003-12-01 05:25:39 PM  
downward spiral inubian.
2003-12-01 05:25:42 PM  
How come Tin Machine is on the list? Volumes one and two as the best things Bowie had produced between "Scary Monsters" and "Heathen". I think several songs from those two records are as good as anything he's ever done.
2003-12-01 05:25:51 PM  

Some of you dopes are taking the opportunity to slag artists you think are overrated, but the article is about albums that never should have even been recorded, not albums that are good but maybe not as good as the hype around them.

We're talking atrociously, irredeemably bad.

So was I, cot. So was I.
2003-12-01 05:25:53 PM  
Sorry but Be Here Now is a farking great album.. the rest of the picks are right-on.
2003-12-01 05:26:08 PM  
Oops. Anyway, go to Amazon and look up Jimmy Guterman's "The Worst Rock-And-Roll Records of All Time."
2003-12-01 05:26:17 PM  
"American Beauty = WORST.ALBUM.EVAR

Jamming With Edward was very, very good, though."

Damn, Tinian, you even troll in this thread???? Just can't help yourself, I guess...
2003-12-01 05:26:18 PM  
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2003-12-01 05:26:28 PM  
ANY and ALL Beach Boys that didn't have Brian Wilson. Where's the logic? "OK, guys, the main songwriter, producer, and leader of the band is gone, so let's replace him with Blondie Chapline and Ricky Faton(sp), and everything will be fine!"

There is a place in hell for Mike Love.
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