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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
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.
|7||Five Finger Death Punch|
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
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
|4||Miss May I|
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.
|3||All 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.
|2||Red 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
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.
|So disappointed by 1-8. It really is a crushing feeling to check out a new album and to get few to no good songs from it. |
|10 wasn't that bad |
|In Flames have been massively underwhelming for 10+ years.|
|All That Remains want to be FFDP. Period.|
|Well when you expect shit to be anything other than shit you're going to have a bad time|
|I expected better from RHCP and blink, though.|
|Well gee, I wonder why these albums sucked. 10 rules though|
|Gotta agree with treb except for rhcp|
|only heard the lead single off that rhcp album and it was great|
|"It was just shitty radio-metal that was confused when it tried to get aggressive"|
ffdp have always been like this tho
|yeah 6 sucked|
|10 and 5 are both great|
|I was pretty disappointed in 10. It feels like they are just going through the motions at this point. Hopefully, they will try something different on their next record. Fizgig was a pretty cool song. Maybe there is hope for the future. |
6 was alright, but I wasn't really expecting anything amazing from them after all the shit that happened when they broke up.
|lol thanks for this list|
|I loved new RHCP.|
|"even though I know many didn't like these albums cause it showed In Flames changing too much."|
this is what every idiot thinks when people dont like the new sound of a band. change isnt the problem. if they changed in a good way id be fine with that. theyre just shit now, that is the problem. "come on guise thrye cant satay the same forver they need to experiment!! y cant u accept change?? u jhust want the same old musioc over and over again!!!"
|also, lol'd at the idea of linkin park being mature. one of the worst lists ive ever seen.|
|Hitlerispissed, thanks for always delivering classy comments. haha. I didn't say LP was mature, I said I hoped they'd deliver a mature album. I also didn't say I thought change was the problem for In Flames. I agree the problem is they've changed in a negative way, but I still think they're good, just not as good. |
@Keyblade, yeah FFDP have always been like that, but at least in their past albums, they've put out imo some good pump-up music, and this album didn't even have any of that.
|Really don't understand how you could have expecting anything good from these bands in the first place. |
|Ya i used to like 4 but now they are dead to me|
|Also riffoclock, I know its 2012. But some of my most underwhelming albums were from the very end of 2011 which is why the title says 2011-12. So you're the retard.|
|djunior, wasn't really expecting much from any, but I was definitely hoping. Was expecting better from Axewound, Chevelle, and Blink (at least better than I got). All the others I was just hoping they'd be good. And ATR and RHCP massively underwhelmed even my fairly low expectations. And LP I was hoping for a better HT even though it was wildly unlikely. |
|agreed with 3. 2 wasnt that bad|
|Agree with 2|