Critically lambasted records you love

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by YardByrd, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Catfish Stevens

    Catfish Stevens Well-Known Member

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    I liked Under Wraps too:
    I also liked Trans too:
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    I liked the 'futurism' of both releases.
     
  2. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Pablo Cruise's work was and still is all bashed on by many critics, I love it.
     
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  3. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Well-Known Member

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    I love Tales From Topographic Oceans by Yes. I think it’s a masterpiece. Nothing else like it out there.
     
  4. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Well-Known Member

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    I really like Pilgrim by Clapton.
     
  5. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Well-Known Member

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    I love ELP’s Works 1. Palmer is smoking on his side and Lake’s side is lovely. Pirates and Fanfare are great. Works 2, pretty damn weak.
     
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  6. evillouie

    evillouie Forum Resident

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    The bashed albums that I like are usually because I was in a really good place when they came out, and they bring back a lot of great memories. For example, Heart's "Private Audition" came out right when I graduated from high school, and Asia's "Astra" came out when I graduated from college. In any other time or place, I probably wouldn't have given them a pass!
     
  7. Picca

    Picca Forum Resident

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    A masterpiece
     
  8. Mlle. Aurora

    Mlle. Aurora Senior Member

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    My favourite Smashing P.‘s. :righton:
     
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  9. Mlle. Aurora

    Mlle. Aurora Senior Member

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    And the best song wasn‘t even on the regular album: Let‘s All Make Believe.
     
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  10. progmog

    progmog Forum Resident

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    Another vote for Jethro Tull's 'Under Wraps'. Bought it on the day of release - loved it from day one.
     
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  11. Catfish Stevens

    Catfish Stevens Well-Known Member

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    The thing about the Linn Drum programming that Ian Anderson did on Walk Into Light, Under Wraps and Crest Of A Knave is that he did not just make a loop and set it on repeat, he programed fills and variations that make the parts very natural and playable by a human drummer as Doane Perry demonstrated wonderfully on the tours.
     
  12. Waymore Lonesome

    Waymore Lonesome Forum Resident

    Terence Trent D'Arby's second album "Neither Fish Nor Flesh". Some outrageously beautiful music on this album.
     
  13. Rne

    Rne Tangled up in blue

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    It's a really good album!
     
  14. wrat

    wrat Forum Resident

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    Trans I dig it have the rare vinyl version with the sticker
    MOST GD albums were dismissed by critics
    Sabbath
    Zeppelin
    both have catalogs that critics were very dismissive of on release
     
  15. Catfish Stevens

    Catfish Stevens Well-Known Member

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    It's true, there was a time when what is now 'classic' rock from the 70s was considered 'that new hard rock crap'.
     
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  16. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Forum Resident

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    NEIL YOUNG/TRANS: I loved this record from the day I bought it back in 1982. Though I like the vocoder stuff a lot more than the Trans Band stuff.
    WINGS/BACK TO THE EGG: I love this less these days, but back in 1979 my buddy and I used to crank this in his 75 Nova cruising down Woodward Bl.
     
  17. AlmanacZinger

    AlmanacZinger Made in the 20th Century

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    U2 : Pop - a sonic and conceptual masterpiece
    R.E.M: Monster - ditto
    The Monkees - entire discography (most critics pretend they're familiar with the material, but they really aren't).

    Among Monkees' stuff I think Changes and Justus are damn fine records.
     
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  18. AlmanacZinger

    AlmanacZinger Made in the 20th Century

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    I get crazed looks for saying it's my fav album of theirs. But the only one you like? That's a new level of confoundment.

    Touche, sir/ma'am.
     
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  19. AlmanacZinger

    AlmanacZinger Made in the 20th Century

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    I'm as big a Swarb/FC fan as can be, but this album is the bottom of the list for me. I think mainly because I strongly dislike concept albums (excepting Pink Floyd).
     
  20. AlmanacZinger

    AlmanacZinger Made in the 20th Century

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    Hard to live up to the debut, but Rolling My Stone is a nice summer jam.
     
  21. AlmanacZinger

    AlmanacZinger Made in the 20th Century

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    Correct.

    Although for my pesos the Some Enchanted Evening's version of Astronomy is the legit one.
     
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  22. AlmanacZinger

    AlmanacZinger Made in the 20th Century

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    Are there no mono mixes for this gem? How could the album before and after have some, but not this?

    The title track is blistering.
     
  23. I often enjoy concept albums so no points lost from me there. :tiphat:
     
  24. dennis1077

    dennis1077 Forum Resident

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  25. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Windows And Walls is a lovely album from start to finish. Along with the songs you've mentioned, Sweet Magnolia & Believe In Me are two of Dan's best ballads, while the remaining three songs, Let Her Go, The Loving Cup & Gone Too Far, the latter a precursor of his later environmentally themed records, are also highly listenable.

    Dan's work is amazingly consistent & W&W is right up there.
     
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