|Proud to Have These in My Music Library|
The following albums have been panned and universally blasphemed. Many can be found for trifle at any used media store across the U.S. Some of these have sadly faded to obscurity. I am proud to have the following in my music library, as bad as you may think these albums are.
|1||Army of Anyone|
Army of Anyone
A failed project featuring Filter and STP. I feel that Richard Patrick brings it on this album.
|2||Art of Anarchy|
Art of Anarchy
Scott Weiland panned this album even before it came out. Incredible, as it was some of his best work since STP - Core and the first Velvet Revolver album.
Keep Telling Myself It's Alright
I see this in the dollar bins all the time. However, I still (to this day) feel this is a spectacular album. Minus Maynard J. Keenan of course.
|4||Black Veil Brides|
Wretched and Divine
I see people say poor things about BVB. I understand. But honestly they rock and Andy Biersack is a great lead vocalist.
This band was seen as a second-hand grunge band. In the Seattle scene, but not really (or late to) the scene. Well, this album fairly rocks hard. Dig it.
This Is the End of Control
Every time I listen to this, I come out with the same feeling. These ladies rock and they rock hard!
I've seen negative reviews of this album, recently. That's fine. But back in the day this album was heavy as nu metal hell.
David Draiman sounds the same no matter what band he's in, you say. Yeah, maybe true. But this band and album did not get their just desert. This is a great work, especially if you had the extended version.
|9||Future Leaders of the World|
Sounds like Kurt Cobain. Check (in a few areas). This is just a great CD. Another I see in the dollar bins a good bit.
|10||Greta Van Fleet|
Anthem of the Peaceful Army
OK, so I don't feel that this band is "all that". But I do like a bit of "throwback", every now and then. This is not as bad as everyone thinks, nor as good.
They Sure Don't Make Basketball Shorts Like They Used To
Like Incubus, Hoobastank sold out and went soft. But they did have a few great tracks. This is probably my favorite of their albums, similar to early Incubus style.
I'm not sure why this album was derided. It's some of their best work in years. Harkens back to the Southtown and Satellite days.
Greatest Hits: 1986-1996
Ah, the band everybody loves to hate. Yeah, they are no Motley Crue or GNR. .But damn, they did have some great songs. If you were alive in the 80's, I'm sure you were bouncing to Unskinny Bop at some point.
Burning The Process
Picked this CD up for nothing. And is it the best CD I ever purchased. Well no, but far far from the worst. They had a harder, later Incubus type sound.
Pras gets no respect in comparison to Wyclef. But he was one of my favorite Rappers for a while, with the deep baritone.
|16||Reel Big Fish|
Turn the Radio Off
One hit wonder. Yes indeed. But this album was and still is pretty tight, and a fun ska punk listen.
Every Six Seconds
A band most on Sputnik love to hate. Honestly, some of their albums rock and rock hard.
Jammin In Vicious Environments
Will likely never get the respect they deserve, as they were a true progenitor of the rap rock/metal sound.
Another one hit wonder. But also some good space rock to boot.
As much as I hate later Sugar Ray, I loved this album and Lemonade and Brownies. Back in the day, they had a sound that was so hard to peg. When you listen to these early albums, you realize that no one sold out as hard as Sugar Ray.
Somewhere In Between
Lars Ulrich...the man we love to hate. Hell, he single-handedly took down Napster. What a Tool. But one good thing he did was champion this album. Another dollar bin frequent, this album is actually a solid listen all the way through. For a whole hour. Never get bored.
|22||Texas Hippie Coalition|
This band is a bit lame. A bit too much trying to be Pantera today. But their early albums hit hard.
One Way Ticket To Hell And Back
Another dollar bin casualty. This is actually a pretty tight album though.
|24||Thirty Seconds to Mars|
30 Seconds To Mars
This is one of the best albums everybody either forgot about or hated their new work so much that it was forgotten.
|25||Ugly Kid Joe|
America's Least Wanted
Go back and take a listen to this. This was a hard band to peg. A bit alternative, a bit 70's, a bit 80's. This album has weathered pretty well over the years.
The Best Of Warrant
I know, this is some blatent cock rock. True. But there also had a few great songs. Always loved Uncle Tom's Cabin. Also, Dog Eat Dog took a bit of a harder approach, which was good at the time.