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|The Most Over-rated Albums Of All Time.|
I'm just tired of hearing about these albums. And not all of them are BAD, just not the INSTANT FUCKING CLASSICS that people make it out to be. Don't hate before you read, I DO LIKE SOME OF THESE! I just think they aren't as good as everyone makes them out to be.
Ok, I like Nirvana. They are not a bad band. But jesus fucking Christ people, if I hear 1 more person tell me Kurt Fucking Cobain is the greatest song writer of all time I'm going to slap them. The music is just nothing special. It's all been done before him, and better. His lyrics are nothing but depressing. I'm tired of white-boy heroin whining and just because he did it first doesn't mean he did it the best.
This album was supposed to redefine them as a band and really it did. They are now bad indie rock. It had it's moments, the opening track hooked me, but it just crescendo'd probably 7 or 8 times, kept jumping from one place to another while never maintaining a solid footing. I thought The Devil and God was better and this was not what it lived up to be.
|3||Taking Back Sunday|
Tell All your Friends
I haven't heard much about this band in a while and it's probably because I left New Jersey, but the dude can not hit these notes live. His voice cracks all over the place. I don't know how many times I heard this album was the balls but it was just another generic pop-punk album that had been done over and over before it.
|4||Tegan and Sara|
I don't see any real appeal of these two. It's really nothing special. The music is ok. but I hear people just praising them like they're the 2nd coming.
This is another band that I'm just annoyed at. They got popular because of the white boy whiney nonsense of the early 90's. Great, you did a lot of drugs and want to kill yourself (actually, according to "Today" he didn't want to anymore, but whatever). The song writing just isn't anything too special. And his voice is just so nasal. I just do NOT see what the appeal of his voice is.
|6||The Mars Volta|
Frances the Mute
I'm sorry but these guys are just sloppy. They are so all-over-the-place it's hard to enjoy it. I don't want my music to fatigue me. I want to enjoy it. I don't think this is some huge step up from At the Drive-In. I think it's a step down.
|7|| ||Norma Jean|
O' God, The Aftermath
The production went down, the song writing went down, and the vocals went down from a debut album... Something's not right. Bless the Martyr was everything this album wished it could be, yet this album (at least from what I hear) gets way way more praise. I don't see it.
|8||Every Time I Die|
I LIKE THIS ALBUM!!! Ok, so don't hate on me yet, but this is NOT their best album by far in my opinion. The production is so sub-par compared to their later effort (obviously) but they were lacking the roundedness they have now. I think getting The Big Dirty out of their system paved the way for The New Junk Aesthetic to be a great blend of old and new. I still like Hot Damn, but to hail it as one of the greatest hardcore albums of all time as it is so often.... is a stretch.
|9||The Red Chord|
As far as metal goes, I'm a big fan. But there's something about this band that just doesn't do it for me. And I hear my friends talk them up all the time. I guess it's brutal, I guess it's got some riffs, but I just never ever walk away from a Red Chord album with any of their stuff stuck in my head.
Silver Side Up
I needed one more album and, well... This was an easy pick. The fact that it sold 1 album and 1 person liked it made it way over-rated for what it was worth.
|I guess my question for some of these would be, overrated by who? And yes, I'm talking about Nickelback. That being said, I definitely think that 1, 3, 4 and 6 are overrated; but, the rest are all damn good. Especially 8.|
Oh, and In Utero is far superior to Nevermind.
|meh, Mars Volta is great and so is Brand New and Smashing Pumpkins but couldn't agree with you more on the Nirvana point.|
|1 is correct.|
|you obviously don't understand the greatness that is siamese dream, or frances the mute. and i can't believe 2, 3, 4, 7, and 9 are on here.|
|In Utero and Bleach are awesome albums but Nevermind fucking blows.|
|back when it was released 10 was a solid 3.|
i agree on 7 but its still a damn good album, and 8.
definitely disagree about 2 and 1 to some extent.
also disagree with 3.
|I'm tired of these lists|
|List is wrought with fail.|
|5 is a classic. 6 will be as well in the near future. 2 is an excellent album. 1 is def overrated. never cared much for 3. 8 is a cool album. the new Red Chord rapes anything else theyve done. dont like 7 and havent heard 4. |
|Silver Side Up is kind of enjoyable, although that is probably my nostalgia goggles (it was huge during my freshman year in high school) and not the album being actually good. All their other albums are dreadful.|
Actually agree with Nevermind (and I'm sure Cobain wasn't the first white guy to write whiny songs) and Tell All Your Friends. List needs Jane Doe
|I think #1 is one of those albums that you had to have been there for the release of in order to know its full impact on the music industry. It's not the end-all, be-all of grunge by any means, and it is CERTAINLY overrated now, but for what it did for music, it deserves its place in history, methinks.|
Don't agree with #2 at all, I actually think 'The Devil and God...' is way more overrated.
#5 is slightly overrated, I can agree. #'s 6 and 7 aren't overrated at all, though; they get their fair share of hate, and most people like 'Deloused...' much more than 'Frances The Mute' (I'm not one of them; those two albums are my favorites by their respective bands).
I like "How You Remind Me" from #10, but I REALLY dislike the band.
Over-rated lists are over-rated.
|Most of this isn't overrated, it's just good. Either that, or people have very differing opinions on it. For example, some people HATE Daisy, and others love it. An album can't be overrated unless it has a more unanimous following.|
|Also, yeah, lists like these suck.|
|I wish people would read what I wrote about the list as a whole. Again, I didn't say these were bad. I just said over-rated. I like Every Time I Die's "Hot Damn!" but I don't think it's the classic everyone hails it as.|
|bro... are you serious about 8? how dare you put ETID in a list with Nickelback|
|Have you even looked at the average rating for these albums? Most of them are a 4 or below.|
4 came out like a week ago, it has 1 review and its a 4, how is that overrated?
And who says Nickleback is overrated? I'm pretty sure the consensus is that Nickleback sucks.
| "It's all been done before him, and better"|
"just because he did it first"
|These albums are all over the place, some don't make any sense (i.e., Nickelback being overrated and/or relatively unknown bands being lumped in with superstar acts), and a few just don't belong whatsoever (Smashing Pumpkins, Daisy).|
|9 is overrated, ok. hardly. 7 is also not overrated, it's their best album. 4 and 5 are good.|
|I'm surprised nobody has suggested Opeth yet|
|5 is awesome and not overrated at all. I guess you could make a case for the rest.|
|I fail to see how even half of these are rated highly|
|lol, how is tegan and sara overrated? i gave it a 3.5 in my review, last time I checked the ratings scale that wasn't an all-time classic|
|Tegan and Sara is NOT overrated. They are just fun, well-constructed pop at its finest. All-time greats? No. But it's some of the best damn pop music you'll ever hear these days, with some of the best vocal harmonies in existence.|
|"Gutter Phenomenon" is far and away the best ETiD album and im sad that nobody realizes this...|
|Just looking at your ratings.|
you gave BFMV a 5, along with The Spice Girls.....
|I despise nickelback and I don't get all the fuss around Tegan and Sara, myself. All my friends love them and I am not much of a fan. I think Tell All Your Friends was a great album, but I would agree that it is a bit overrated.|
|And you gave Bless The Martyr a 1.5|
"Bless the Martyr was everything this album wished it could be, yet this album (at least from what I hear) gets way way more praise. I don't see it."
I know, intelligence can be hard
| Seriously? Frances and the Mute? for a list called "The Most Over-rated Albums Of All Time", this feels more like "The most, kind of well liked, but I didn't like them, albums of all time...to me."|
|6 is the best on this list.|
He gave the Protest the Hero remix EP a 4.
List is dumb.
|I saw 3 live and thought their vocalists were pretty spot-on the whole time, so i dont know what youre talking about there. And I actually think 6 is underrated. If anything De-Loused is overrated, Frances the Mute is without a doubt the better album. And its not supposed to be a huge step-up from ATDI, theyre both great, just different.|
|1 is a classic imo, though I agree In Utero is superior.|
|6: "I don't want my music to fatigue me. I want to enjoy it."|
In order to enjoy music, one must often work for it. It isn't the music that has to work for you. I think albums like Frances the Mute is a great example of that.
|for 1 you say it was done before and better then that he was the first |
to do it and it has been improved upon...
and for 7 they got a new vocalist
check out the anti-mother