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|Top 10 List Of Unappreciated Albums|
We all have albums that we like yet everyone else hates. Does that mean that those who rrrrrhate the album have no right to comment on your opinion or vice versa? No, it's just rpoints rrrrout more to the fact that people have their own opinions about music. Don't get me rwrong, rrrrthere are albums that I really enjoy yet understand the hate for it. Sometimes it's rthe rrrrnostalgia, other times I have legit reasons as to why I like particular albums. But for rthe rrrrpurposes of this list, there are albums that seem to get too much hate, mostly from rfans. rrrrThis is a list of albums that I find to be underrated, more or less albums that I rpersonally rrrrenjoy yet everyone else seems to hate.
Feeding the Wolves
I've already established my opinion on the Autumn Effect on a former list, but as weird as it is I never really got to 10 Years'
other albums. In a way, I kind of avoided them since they seemed to be one of those "one hit wonder" bands since their
song "Wasteland" was a huge hit. I just never felt that they would end up making an album quite as phenomenal as The
Autumn Effect. Not saying that Feeding the Wolves is better than the latter, but the first time I listened to "Shoot it Out" I
knew I was going to love it. It was aggressive, catchy and memorable, and that pretty much summed up the album. The
irony is that the album was produced by the infamous Howard Benson. Weird I know since he's been known to practically "kill
every band" he touches. To be fair, he has made a few good albums, and this is one of them. Sure it diverges more away
from their original sound from Division and the Autumn Effect, but it still works in its own right. Seriously, it's a great album
and it will grow on you.
Alright, we all know Trivium has been in the shit storm since this was released. Sure it's more radio friendly than Shogun, but
keep in mind, Trivium is a mainstream band. I made this argument before in my last list, but I'll say it again, not all
mainstream music is bad. Hell, even Nickelback has a couple of songs that I jam to once in a while, and I'm not ashamed of
that. However, their second album, Ascendancy isn't as hated as you might think. Granted there are still a lot of
people that claim that it sucks simply because of the vocals, but this album in particular seems to have started the trend
that Trivium really does suck, which they don't with the exception of their first and latest album (and yes I like The Crusade,
deal with it). Sure not every song in here is a keeper, but about 90% of them are actually really decent songs. "Drowning in
Slow Motion" from the deluxe edition still remains to be one of my favorite songs by Trivium, as well as the title track. It's
moments like those where Trivium really hits the nail on the head and shows to the world that they are a band that should be
appreciated, at least for the albums that are actually good.
Reroute to Remain
It's really hard to defend an album that seems to be getting so much hate from their fanbase, especially when that band in
particular tries to do something different to their music. Reroute to Remain is a perfect example of this. Seriously, did
anyone at all read the staff review for this, it's practically spot on and the points are made so clearly that it's hard to argue
against. You can't just simply call an album such as this "uninspired." Even bands like Theory of Deadman have their
influences (unfortunately for them at least) and whether or not people seem to understand that I have no clue. It's not
really hated as much as unappreciated. It's a damn fine record to my tastes. I've already made my case about this album on
my previous list and I just did again. I might as well just shut up and let you haters make your pointless rambling remarks.
|7||System of a Down|
I've made my case before that I never really got the chance to listen to any of SOAD's other albums, aside from Toxicity and
Mesmerize. But now that I have, I can practically conclude that Hypnotize is my third favorite album by SOAD, behind their
self-titled and Toxicity that is. It really is the most underrated album that they've come out with. John weathered old
reviewer Hanson, or Iluvatar as his original username is, pretty much hits the nail on the head when it comes to this album.
Sure it may not be their best for obvious reasons, but the guitar and vocal work throughout are, if anything, are at their
best, even by Toxicity's and the self-titled standards. Don't get me wrong it's not AS good as those albums in particular, but
it's rather odd that probably their most qualified album is the least liked. Considering the song Attack is probably one of the
best songs that SOAD has come out with, I would expect a lot more love of this album.
|6||My Chemical Romance|
The Black Parade
You know, when I first heard about My Chemical Romance, I was sure that I was going to hate them. They were everywhere
when this album came out. I saw T-shirts, posters, the songs on the radio, it was just nuts. This was practically considered
their milestone in their music. But then curiosity struck me and decided to give this a go since I never really had the will to
listen to this. Before I go on, keep in mind that MCR has its share of haters. I've met a lot of those people, and there are
even some people in this website in particular who has an absolute hatred for them. This album is more mixed to audiences
than one would think, probably because of the band name. Yes, I'll admit it really sucks. Yet, this album really surprised me.
It had something that relatively few albums that I listened to actually had: fun. Insane amount of fun, from the song "Dead"
all the way through, I practically enjoyed this album from front to back. Granted it's not something I haven't heard before,
but it was still one hell of an album. It was catchy, melodically powerful, well-performed, and even a little emotional. I really
do suggest those who are curious to give this a try. And if you don't like this, it's kind of a shame, but I can understand.
It's more poppy than most punk-rock bands I'll give it that, but I still had a joy listening to this.
Well, I know this has been getting a lot of hate recently. However, unlike many of the other albums from this list, I can
totally understand why people seem to hate this album. And don't get me wrong, "Still Into You" is pretty much the bane of
this album's existence. Let's face it, that song just isn't going away anytime soon, it's going to be stuck on the airwaves for
a while. But you're not going to let one song ruin the whole experience for you is it? With that said, but like The Black
Parade, I had fun with this one as well, and it's pretty clear that Paramore themselves had a lot of fun writing this album.
And that's what makes this album so fun is. There are still some decent songs from this album like "Now," "Part II," and
"Proof," as they are probably the ones that are most like Paramore's preceding albums, but the real problem is that there is so
much filler in it that I'd much rather listen to certain songs rather than the whole album in just one sitting. I would write my
argument down in a review, but it has so many that it's rather pointless. Needless to say, while it's fun, let's just hope that
Paramore won't stay with this route for much longer.
|4||Black Veil Brides|
Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones
I know I'm going to get a ton, and I mean a TON of hate for this, but fuck it. Much like MCR, Black Veil Brides was something
that struck my curiosity. However, they were more of a mystery to me. I've seen T-shirts and posters of them, but I never
really listened to any of their songs before. That's when this album came out and I decided to avoid them, considering the
fact that everyone seems to hate them. However, I couldn't just hate a band by just being a part of the majority; I had to
listen to at least one song at that point. So I listened to "In The End" (not the Linkin Park song, mind you) and ironically
enough, I found it to be okay. Sure the vocals act like they're ripping off Chad Kroeger, but it wasn't that bad. It was about
a month later when I decided to listen to the whole album and well, it was okay. By all means it's not that good at all, but
even so I did find a few songs to be rather enjoyable. Ironically, Wretched and Divine has been pretty much been known as
their best album so far, so I'm not really planning on listening to their other albums (especially not Set the World on Fire, good
god that artwork is fucking awful) but as weird as it is for me to say, I kinda liked it, at least some of it. Honestly, if you are
just one of those people who just hates BVB just for the sake of hating them, could you at least listen to one song before
you ramble on. I get why people don?t like them. They are essentially what I call "The KISS version of A7X." I'm not going
to argue any further since well, it's pretty much been told over and over again as to why people hate these guys. I'll just
Poetry for the Poisoned
Kamelot isn't as corny as your typical power metal band. They don't go on about fantasy creatures, magic, or any of that
stuff like Dragonforce seems to sing about. That being said, after the huge success that was The Black Halo, garnering huge
amount of praise from both critics and fans, the two albums following it just had Kamelot hitting a brick wall. They just
couldn't match up to what they had set up in the first place. Granted though, Poetry for the Poisoned is actually a rather
very solid album, if a little inconsistent. It's nine-minute, four-part epic title track is probably one of the best songs that
they've come out with. And even songs like "The Great Pandemonium" and "Hunter's Season" are some really wonderful
pieces. It's not the best they could have come out with, as with what the flagged review states, it was an inevitable step
down from Kamelot's previous efforts. If anything, it?s their most overlooked and people don?t seem to pay as much
attention to it as they should be. Sure some songs on here aren't the greatest, but it?s still solid for the most part.
Stabbing the Drama
Yet another overlooked album that seems to be getting more hate than it should. Granted, I haven't been listening to
Soilwork all that long, but what in the hell is so bad about this album? "It's lazy, uninspired, it's bland, blah blah blah!"
Bullshit! If anything, this is one of the best melodic death metal albums I've listened to in a long time. That first track is
easily one of the best songs that I've heard from them so far (granted I still have their earlier albums to go but still) and it's a
very consistent, well-performed album. I may not have been listening to Soilwork for all that long, but this is NOT a terrible
album. Far from being terrible in fact. Believe me, go listen to Avenged Sevenfold's Hail to the King album, and talk to
me about terrible metalcore albums.
Release the Panic
Of course there's this one. Much like Soilwork, I haven't been listening to Red for all that long, but hey, at least I listened to
all of their albums. In fact, I have all of their albums, and I've listened to them all plenty of times. This album in particular
just seems to be the one that everyone seems to hate. If anything, I find it to be the most underrated album of 2013.
Everyone kept complaining "Oh no the strings are gone! The world is coming to an end!" I swear if someone literally
complained about missing strings in this right in front of my face, I would punch them. Its getting old, and I"m getting tired
of it. Seriously, everyone whined and we got its "Recalibration" as a result, which was absolutely unnecessary and just an
absolute disgrace. This album I find to be enjoyable because it showed that Red was more capable of stepping out of their
comfort zone. It was more aggressive; more guitar based, and contained possibly Michael Barnes best vocal performance in
his entire career. And yet, no one cared about any of that except for the strings, and you know what, to hell with that.
Release the Panic was probably, if anything, one of the most ambitious albums that I've ever heard. Sure some of the songs,
like "Damage", and "Same Disease" were absolute garbage, but it still didn't prevent the whole album from being enjoyable. I
still consider the title track to be the best song in the album simply because it freshly stated that Red was trying to move on
from their other sound. This entire album was taken for granted and people just said, "Well this is shit" and moved on. I
can't say I blame them entirely though, especially for those people who have been fans of them from the very beginning. It
was a rather drastic change of pace for them, and many fans were rather surprised at what direction Red took for it. The
fact that they kept whining like infants about it is the reason why I find this to be the most unappreciated album I've listened
to. At least so far, since there are so many years in the future to look forward to.
|Well, I'm going to get a huge amount of hate for this, but I don't give a damn.|
|10 isn't that bad actually and 1 isn't as bad as everyone says|
|I hate all of these but one. 7 made it worth the cringe.|
|4 lol yeah right|
|@titan That's kind of the point with this list honestly. Granted, people have their opinions.|
|7 is passable but not much else|
|And at least READ the descriptions before judging me plz!|
|Just Jammed 6 today, Only like 5 bad songs, Some really good ones tho|
|10 and 8 aren't horrible, but the rest pretty much deserve the hate.|
|Can't say I care for most of these bands tbh, but I like your list concept.|
|snide has poisoned your mind|
|no, I enjoyed RTP and listened to that BVB album before he arrived.|
|most of these are probably over hated. I didn't like most of these but it's not like they were terrible, just mediocre|
|Descriptions were pretty interesting even though I disagreed hard.|
|Speaking of which btw, ignore those randomly place question marks. I have no idea what is with that.|
|back in middle school 6 was one of the only 3 albums I owned, and I must have jammed to that hundreds of times.|
that being said, I can't even get through a song anymore
|Formatting system is weird here so I suppose I gotta get used to stuff like that.|
|Yeah, a similar thing happened to me with my first list, only there were randomly placed "R's" in them.|
|I see that all the time. There's also that thing where you lose your spaces in your comments when you edit.|
|hypnotize rules and reroute to remain isn't bad|
|@Salvidian never had that happen before, hopefully I won't have to deal with that then.
@Funeral I KNOW! Come on what is wrong with these people?|
|I just might make an overrated list as well.|
|Agree hard with 10, it's just as good, if not better than 10 Years' other stuff.|
Mildly agree with 6. Band gets more shit than they should
|"Well, I'm going to get a huge amount of hate for this, but I don't give a damn."|
lol you wish people cared so much
|None of these are overrated, 6 is huge, it sold millions of albums. |
|Townes Van Zandt is the most underrated artist on here, his songs are so dark and twisted. Listen to Nothin, you would totally change your mind about country, it's the truth..|
|6 and 7 are the only good ones on here|
|7 is by far my least favorite by them, but it's still a solid record, in my opinion. |
9 wasn't too bad, I saw it as a pretty decent mix of their mainstream melodic metal sound and their harsher metalcore leanings. The only thing that disappointed me was that they seemed to lose the fairly impressive songwriting from Shogun.
8 and Clayman were what got me into In Flames when I was younger, so I have a big soft spot for Reroute to Remain, same goes with 2.
10 is a pretty consistent group, aside from the obvious highlight of their discography that you mentioned.
5 is even a polarizing band for me. I admit they have talent, especially their guitarists, but they way they rehash their melodies and their general songwriting is just so damn boring that it turns me off entirely.
Despite me semi-defending 9, 8, 7, and 2, I will say that, to me, within the context of the bands' full discographies, those are disappointing records, simply because they don't fully live up to what the band is capable of. To me, they aren't bad because of a change of sound or added influences, and I don't find them bad in general. But they're a bit disappointing since they couldn't take those new influences and make something phenomenal like they clearly showed they could before.
|Lol, surprised that only one person mention the BVB album. And as for 6, it's not that it's hated, it's the most underappreciated SOAD album.|
|lol zak had to do an f search for irony to see what you mean but i understand now|
yeah dude everytime you said "ironically" it wasnt ironic
|this list needs A Life Once Lost|
|Fun read, and I agree that "Reroute..." is a decent record.|
What is the appeal of 5? Not trying to hound or anything, but I cannot stand that record (The full-length before it wasn't too shabby though).
|Can't say I agree with your opinions but I like that this is actually quite meaningful and you explain why you think they're underrated, rather than the usual 'underrated' lists|
|Changed the title to "unappreciated" if that makes the whole list fit better. If not then I'll change it back.|