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|Bad albums by good bands, part 1|
For the past couple months, a coworker and I have been working on a project where we found the worst rated albums for bands that have put out at least decent material. We listened to them, rated them and gave them a short 1 sentence review. What follows is a journey into some truely shitty music, as well as a couple hidden gems. These were our findings.
DK=duckking, my coworker
Music from "The Elder"
DK: 1.5, A laugh riot. Terrible and inept.
Me: 1.5, Had funny moments, overall just very sad
DK: 1.5, I forgot about Burning Up With Fever. It seems to last forever.
Me: 1.5, Burning up with Fever might be the worst song I've ever heard, terrible album
DK: 2 (review lost for some reason)
Me: 2.5, Not as bad as Genes, not nearly as good as Paul or Ace's. The middle child of KISS solo albums
DK: 3, Sounded like a decent Kiss album. Nothing stood out, but nothing overtly terrible.
Me: 3, Enjoyable, at best it sounded like a good KISS album at worst it was mediocre
DK: 2.5 (review lost for some reason)
Me: 3.5, My favorite of the KISS solo albums, riffs for days and decent vocals
DK: 1, The worst. I wanted to die. I may have.
Me: 1, Easily the worst album I have ever heard in my life, felt physically ill afterwards
|7||Guns N' Roses|
DK: 2.5, Sounded like Heaven after St Anger
Me: 2.5, Not nearly as bad as I expected, but not anywhere close to what I hoped.
DK: 2, Generic butt-rock.
Me: 2, Goes harder than any hair metal, but still the biggest sell-out album of all time IMO
Fly On The Wall
DK: 2.5, Not bad. What you expect.
Me: 2.5, Generic AC/DC doing what generic AC/DC does
|10||Emerson, Lake and Palmer|
DK: 1.5, HIlarious keyboard filler.
Me: 2, Sounded like I was at a doctor's office for old people
DK: 2, Cliche, a bit sad. The second half is better than the first. First track is the worst on the album.
Me: 2, At times reminded me instrumentally of the classics, but the vocals and songwriting was bad.
DK: 1.5, Boring, dull, uninspired. Idol trying to sell a concept album that goes nowhere.
Me: 1, Unbelievably boring. It's a concept album about cyberpunk future shit, and it's boring.
DK: 2, Some medicore songs that could have been great if they'd been allowed to bake a little more.
Me: 2, Worst Megadeth album I've ever heard, but still had some decent tracks
Van Halen III
DK: 1.5, It's like a Van Halen cover band from the Hagar era decided to write their own songs.
Me: 1.5, Every time I started to think to myself, "this isn't too bad," the song would correct that thinking.
DK: 1.5, About all the edge of a yogurt ad. More repetative than Burning Up With Fever.
Me: 1.5, Started off decent enough, as the album progressed I began to long for the sweet caress of death
DK: 2, Largely forgettable and trying to ape 90's rock. Glitter was terrible.
Me: 2, When glam metal tries to do the hip new style of rock of the 90's
|17||Creedence Clearwater Revival|
DK: 3, Definitely not as bad as I expected. Solid B-side sound, wouldn't mind hearing again if I had to.
Me: 3, Some goofy tracks but overall a solid rock/country album
DK: 1.5, Throwaway boy band garbage. Glimpses of classic DL, but mostly garbage aping pop at the time.
Me: 1.5, What has 9 arms and sucks? Def Leppard. What causes cancer? This album.
|19||Lou Reed and Metallica|
DK: 1, The creation of this helped Lou Reed to no longer fear death, and now, neither do I.
Me: 1, It was funny to hear a crazy old man rambling over jam sessions at first, but that wore off. Fast.
DK: 2.5, Only two decent songs on the album, one of which was a live version.
Me: 2.5, When I zoned out, it sounded pretty decent. Then I would pay attention and...oh.
|I was going to dump the whole list but realized it would take an hour to copy/paste it all so I'll just do it in short episodes. |
|kiss is half the list, the IM album doesnt have Bruce, the BS line up is not a true BS lineup,they are terrible bands, so the list could be bad albums by terrible bands, |
|Kiss is good?|
|kiss is half the list and far as I'm concerned kiss is the kiss of death to this list so you can kiss any further contributions from me goodbye, kiss kiss|
|^ official proof too much kiss is bad m'kay|
|List is about 100 albums long, we went on a bit of a Kiss tangent after listening to Music From the Elder, we wanted to see what the solo albums were like. From them on it's 1 album per band. I could edit this to be 20 instead of 15 so it's less Kiss-ified|
|Metallica has 2|
also Its hard is a good album, just the time period
|ok computer |
|Yeah Metallica does have 2, but we wanted to include Lulu pretty bad.|
|I still havent heard LULU, I love Lou Reed, it cant be as bad as everybody says.|
|"it cant be as bad as everybody says." |
yeah it can lol, one of the worst things i've ever heard tbh
|also not sure about the rest of Mardi Gras, but Someday Never Comes and Sweet Hitchhiker are both great songs|
|Most of these are shit bands, yeah.|
|"I still havent heard LULU, I love Lou Reed, it cant be as bad as everybody says."|
it's not really that much worse than the other post-80s metallica releases. still awful though
|"it cant be as bad as everybody says." |
It really isn't
|This list is not necessarily stuff we like. We're not Kiss fans, but we don't loathe them either. Our rule was the band can't be shit to begin with (subjective), and has to have had some success or critical acclaim.|
|A lot of these bands were never good.|
|Since when was KISS a good band? Their Destroyer album barely counts.|