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10.27.21 "Legendary" Albums That I Don't Like

"Legendary" Albums That I Don't Like

Remember: Just because I don't have to like these albums doesn't mean you don't have to
1Judas Priest
British Steel

Almost every website considers this to be Priest's best album just because it has Living After Midnight and Breaking The Law. While they aren't terrible songs for me they're nowhere near Judas Priest's best songs. Personally, the only song off this album I really like is Metal Gods, every other song is either mid or just forgettable. Honestly, Stained Class, Defenders Of The Faith or Painkiller should be considered Priest's best album, not this
2Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind

Much like British Steel, almost everyone online considers this to be Maiden's best album. One half of it is great, with the opening track Where Eagles Dare, the two hits Flight Of Icarus and The Trooper, and Die With Your Boots On is a solid track along with Sun and Steel. The other half is pretty mediocre, not to mention Quest For Fire is probably the worst song Maiden ever wrote
3Def Leppard

As someone who loves the first 3 Def Leppard albums, this album breaks me. Nothing wrong with a band going commercial, but everything I loved about Def Leppard is completely gone. To add more salt to the wound, what would've been the only great track, Desert Song, was removed since the band though it was too heavy for the album
4Guns N' Roses
Use Your Illusion

I'll give respect to GnR for pulling off such as ballsy move, releasing two double albums on the same day. That being said, both albums are filled with forgettable tracks, though there are some great tracks like Right Door Next To Hell and Yesterdays. Also even though they were big hits, You Could Be Mine and November Rain are great songs

There's only 3 good songs on this album. Detroit Rock City is a great opener and arguably the greatest song KISS ever wrote, while King Of The Night Time World and Shout It Out Loud are fun songs. Despite being a fan favorite, I never liked God Of Thunder while I find Beth pretty boring, even as guy who likes soft rock and doesn't mind bands doing ballads. Do You Love Me is annoyingly repetitive while Sweet Pain and Flaming Youth are just bland. Lastly, Sweet Expectations is terrible. I understand the band wanted to try something new and move away from the raw sound of their first 3 albums, but this album didn't help at all with KISS' mockery of being a kiddie band, most of the songs here are just inoffensive
No Place to Run

I may be biased here since I love Schenker-era UFO, but this was a pretty disappointing follow up to both Obsession and Strangers In The Night. The next two albums that came after this were pretty good, and that probably has to do with Paul Chapman having more involvement in songwriting. On this album Chapman only has songwriting on two songs, one is an instrumental while the other is This Fire Burns Tonight, which is the best song off the album. Young Blood is a fun song, though maybe a bit too poppy
Give 'em Hell

Despite being one of the more well known albums from the NWOBHM and having a pretty cool cover and title, the music is pretty tame. It's less metal and more mellow ballads and blues rock. Only song I like is the title track
8Yngwie Malmsteen
Rising Force

I know this is a pretty uninspiring take, but this album is just a bunch of noodling. To give credit where credit is due though, Yngwie's albums after this like Marching Out and Eclipse are pretty enjoyable, since there's songs in them instead of instrumentals
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