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|Biggest Let Downs Of 2013|
Leading up to my best of the year list, I thought I'd have fun listing the ones rthat disappointed rrrrrrbeforehand. Some still scored a 3/5 for me, which isn't a rterrible score, but I expected so rmuch rrrrrmore from these albums.
The more I'd listen to this album, the more I felt like I didn't recognize it. Some real
Benjamin Button type shit.
All this chillwave business needs to be put to an end. It became everyone's favourite
thing too quickly. And now you have a bunch of bands making the same album over and
over, and I can't tell the difference between them anymore. In 2010-2011, I was very
good at that, but my skills have rapidly decreased since.
I only ever loved House Of Balloons. I don't know what I expected to be different this
|7||Atoms For Peace|
A mind blowing EP would of been sufficient. Here's a few things I didn't like about this album:
1. Too much mystery while promoting.
2. Superstar lineup is invisible.
3. Too much filler for an 8 track album.
I never even got feedback from one of their live shows.
Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
I wasn't very excited for a new Franz album to begin with, but I gave it a shot anyway. I can't
say it's a bad album. It was surprisingly enjoyable for the first 2 weeks after it was released
but it became meaningless quite suddenly. I kind of feel they're an irrelevant thing. Their live
show is still incredible, but you're never there to hear the album they're touring.
Magna Carta... Holy Grail
I need to admit that tracks 2-5 tracks of this album are still a part of my heavy rotation. The
rest of the album, for me at least, bombed big time. Once I get passed the Frank Ocean
featured "Oceans", there is so little effort put into each track (exception: Crown). This album
was released in a very unusual way, with tonnes of hype, and with no single prior to it's
release date. Such characteristics would of had this album ranked and remembered with JAY's
best, even if it was a 7-8/10 at best.
|4||The Flaming Lips|
I just don't know anymore. Following the release of Embryonic I thought "Wow, shit is going
to get crazy!" But ever since, the most exciting thing I enjoyed from the Flaming Lips was a
Super Bowl commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLrTPA3a4iQ
That song was incredibly promising! But here I was expecting another Soft Bulletin or
|3||Toro Y Moi|
Anything In Return
People are still telling me I need to give this album another shot. No, thank you. I'm still
somewhat interested for future projects of Chaz Bundick though (regardless the
comments on my Washed Out description).
|2||Yeah Yeah Yeahs|
With a great single to kick the album off, it was all downhill. I didn't expect this album to
be one of my favourites this year, but this band has a very consistent discography (EPs
The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2
With Pt.1 being so strong and the concept of a double album only being announced shortly after
Pt.1's release, you can only expect this to be something that was well thought-out and calculated. The
final product however just sounds like an outtakes collection. With the exception of maybe 2 or 3 solid
tracks, everything about this album falls flat. There is no consistency at all. The exaggerated effort to
clash musical genres with one another from track to track leaves no room for consistency. This was
Timberlake's year up until the release of this album. Come Grammy time, these songs could of been
packaged with Pt.1 as "The 20/20 Experience Super Deluxe Edition". And if you would only have liked a portion of the outtakes,
you'd be at the very least reassured that with all the tracks that were able to make the cut, the right
ones were handpicked to make ONE great pop album. Then Justin wins pop album of the year, sells more records,
makes more shit movies, only to return 5 years later and share with us (in song) more feelings on
|Wtf 4 is great|
|IDK why you were expecting any of this to be good, none of it riffs.|
|karnivool and letlive are 1 and 2 respectively for me|
|a lot like birds and I guess david maxim micic were disappointing compared to their last releases combined with my high hopes...|
|5 is probably my most disliked album this year|
no Delton on this list though? That was disappointment of the year
|I thought the new ALLB album was awesome, the new Dance Gavin Dance though....|
|it def wasn't bad, and neither was the new david maxim micic, but I was hoping for so much more. the new DGD however I expected to be crap but I ended up liking it so I was pleasantly surprised|
|I think you're being a little harsh on 6. Sure it's nothing earth-shattering, but it's still a good, solid record which if nothing else is a fun listen. Agree with 1 though, massive letdown after Pt. 1.|
|10 is awesome you fuck|
agree on a lot of these other ones though
|Deltron WAS a huge let down. I completely forgot about it.|
|I would say 8 definitely deserves to be here.|
|why the fuck did you mention del, i was trying to forget :(|
|Karnivool - Asymmetry. |
|Jay Z is absolute sh*t on this album, I don't know if you realize this, but the lyrics he spits out on MCHG have close to zero good punch lines, Holy Grail is a pitiful self-mockery I'm not sure even Jay Z finds believable|
|4 rules you dumb idiot|
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