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My Most Underwhelming Albums Of 2011-12

The albums that were most disappointing to me, personally over the past year or so. I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but quickly off the top of my head...
Hats Off To The Bull

Just beat out Threat Signal's self-titled for the 10 spot. After a decent single, I personally felt this album was very mediocre. Envy was a very interesting song, but other than that, I was thoroughly unimpressed, and even though I don't love Chevelle, I was pretty confident they were going to throw me something I would enjoy a fair amount, but it was very forgettable for me.

I'm not exactly sure why I was expecting such good things, but I was. I'm a big BFMV fan, and Cold didn't really sound like them, but it was still pretty good. The album itself, however, was extremely mundane. Other than Collide, I really got nothing else from the album, and I was expecting something better than decent.

Loved Fallen. This album was incredibly bland. That's really all there is to say.
7Five Finger Death Punch
American Capitalist

Yes, I like FFDP. They can deliver some pretty good pump-up music; this album didn't deliver any. It was just shitty radio-metal that was confused when it tried to get aggressive, very similar to All That Remains, only I had much higher expectations for ATR, which made that worse.

This should be in the 4 slot. I fucking love Blink-182, especially for nostalgic purposes. I would've loved to get another Enema of the State. I got nothing of the sort.
5In Flames
Sounds of a Playground Fading

The days of Colony were extremely impressive. And personally, I loved Reroute to Remain, and even Come Clarity even though I know many didn't like these albums cause it showed In Flames changing too much. The vocals got better to me, and I was hoping for the instrumentation of Colony and Clayman, and the vocals of Come Clarity, but the instrumentation was far behind and the vocals were too uninspired. I still enjoyed some tracks off the album anyway, such as Deliver Us. Disappointing though.
4Miss May I
At Heart

I never liked this band very much, but I have liked a lot of their guitar-work in the past, and on this album for that matter, but the clean vocalist sucks. Thought they were going to take a step forward in all directions, especially vocally, and it was a step back, leaving us with a pretty bad metalcore album with some good guitar riffs, which got repetitive without any help.
3All That Remains
A War You Cannot Win

I wanted a more refined TFOI. I got a shitty, confused soft radio-metal album. What a drop-off. Fucking horrible disappointment.
2Red Hot Chili Peppers
I'm With You

Has been one of my favorite bands for a long time. They had been fairly consistent as well. I loved both By the Way and Stadium Arcadium but this was hugely underwhelming.
1Linkin Park
Living Things

Massively disappointing. I guess I shouldn't have expected anything, but I was hoping they would return to a more mature HT, which would have been glorious from my point of view; got something terribly average.
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