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|fogza's Worst of 2021|
Let's get negative for a change!
I think this is probably the album I'm most unsure of on this list. Perhaps there's some form of genius happening here that I'm too limited to grasp. To me it sounds like one to two musical ideas with perhaps two vocalisations per song repeated over and over again. I think a project like this will attract strong opinions and I'm sure Tirzah is ok with that; for me this a mess. Fully willing to accept that this opinion could be unpopular and misguided though.
Inside (The Songs)
The special has one or two ok moments (the reaction video was fair, WWI was ok but an easy target joke), but mostly it's pretty cringe. Nice visual tricks for a one man show, gotta give him props, but it's not profound, believable, or funny. A bunch of insanely overhyped boring genre pastiche songs, and the lyrics don't sell them.
Medicine at Midnight
Ok, I hate the Foo Fighters. Why do they have so many members? Why are they the designated rock band that gets to be big? They're like the homeopathic traces of rock music dissolved in water.
This makes me feel like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gsMPL3dBfU
Full disclosure, I never thought Lorde was that great. There's a few good songs here and there but she just sounded like an over enunciator to me, and her stuff wasn't nearly as smart or heartfelt as the critics would have you believe. This record doesn't suprise me at all. The thin veneer of coolness Lorde used to have is gone. Vapid, dull, zero star power.
What is this? I don't even know what to say. Everything musical on this sounds like recycled weak sauce. The vocals are so unbelievably awful. The traumatic aspect of this album is listening to it.
Do you like jokes? Do you like music? Do you like joke music? Kinda like the Gilette of 2021. I'm betting no-one dusts off their Gilette singles anymore.
Yeah, I don't get it. Maybe this will inspire something great, or maybe it's the next level springboard to a social media career mixing influencing / modelling / more amateur trap etc.
Ed Sheeran is really, really good. He's got that affable nice guy thing down pat now. I wish he'd stop singing about how he doesn't fit in with the scene and all the trappings of fame don't matter. He continues to produce tactically fit for purpose songs that sound like they were generated by algorithm. He is also the Kwisatz Haderach of woman on a pedestal songs. Old Ed, he always says the perfect thing. Oh and he says perfect alot.
This, like the Ed Sheeran vote, is probably more emotional than anything else. Don't get me wrong, this is incredibly dated and dunderheaded, but I know it's more about what LB represented to me in the 90's. Two things: I don't give a fuck if Wes Borland is talented or not, Adam Sandler is talented and he still made "That's my boy", "Blended", "Jack and Jill", etc. That actually makes it worse. Secondly, self-awareness that your band is a bad joke doesn't make it not trash.
|2||Insane Clown Posse|
Yum Yum's Lure
I'd never really listened to ICP, despite them being the target of many jokes over the years. What struck me about this was that I couldn't really understand how people who have being doing this since 1989 could still sound so bad at what they do.
Latest Record Project, Volume I
This one hurts. Technically, most of the music on this is probably a solid 3.5 to 3, and once again, this is an emotional response from me. I know opinions on Van were probably mixed even before his descent into madness, but for me, he put out some of the best music of the 70's. He's like instinct personified on those records. Regarding this abomination, there was a soundoff that put it perfectly, and the gist of it is that Van has mostly stayed clear of politics on all the major issues through his long career. He decides to take a stand when he couldn't tour for awhile, because, well poor old Van likes to tour. Real sorry for you Van, I'm sure it's all about the kids and the music. This record is a travesty and should be deleted, and Van is not a maverick because he doesn't support vaccination. Disgusting.
|Check Maroon 5 |
|haven't i suffered enough?|
|Nah. You can never suffer enough.|
|agree with 1, 3, 9 in particular. hell music|
|> Full disclosure, I never thought Lorde was that great|
woah calm down here. agreed on everything else tho boo!
|apologies dedex 🙂|
|that "🙂" tells me you don't really apologize and I don't like it!|
|i need to pick a more neutral emoji. apologies dedex 🦄|
|I havent heard a single one of these, guess I'm doing fine|
|it's not because you haven't heard some of the bad shit that you have escaped the bad shit|
|I'm just glad none of my Top 10 are here.|
|Top 10 Worst:|
1st - Alexis Taylor - Silence
2nd - ABBA - Voyage
3rd - Tones and I - Welcome to the Madhouse
4th - Manic Street Preachers - Ultra Vivid Lament
5th - Lorde - Wind Power
6th - Coldplay - Music of the Spheres
7th - Limp Bizkit - Still Sucks
8th - Bo Burnham - Inside The Songs
9th - dltzk - Frailty
10th - Weezer - Van Weezer
|Nice we have some overlap|
|haha, I guess that's a positive though we've both suffered so|
Ed might have made mine but I just didn't bother listening to it
|That's kinda like me and coldplay.|
|I think you guys are insane re/the Lorde album. It's mediocre, but it's not horrid.|
|i dunno diva i'm pretty confident about that one. she does come off worst in the antonoff-off|
|I didn't think Lorde's album was bad, it was just incredibly average.|
|Check AJR and A Day To Remember’s albums from this year if you wanna have a bad time|
|Hahaha foggy ✨💪🏼✨|
|Demon of the Fall|
|yep, I gather most of these probably suck - commiserations |
'4th - Manic Street Preachers - Ultra Vivid Lament'
didn't even realise they had a new album Doof, feels like they release another one every year. Last one was a 1.5.
|yup Demon, the Manics keep on going - they played my town recently, an acoustic set, a friend of mine went and his review was 'it was fucking awful' :'(|
|i feel you on that Tirzah album|
|Thanks someone, nice to get some outside confirmation|
|i get what she's going for and my gut tells me this is a masterfully crafted album that is probably ahead of its time|
but i just didn't vibe. the sound is off-putting and the tunes are forgettable too often
|Yeah - sick as hell of 10|
|I actually didn't hate 3. Hands down the best Bizkit album out of the ones I've heard (which currently only include Chocolate Starfish and Results May Vary).|
|sorry jking but from my perspective that's like saying pol pot wasn't as bad as stalin.|
|Yeah, Lorde was really disappointing. I liked the first two new singles, but the album was incredibly dull.|