Critically lambasted records you love

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

  1. Personally, I love the whole album; I'm a huge fan of Dan's entire catalogue. Sweet Magnolia (And The Travelling Salesman) is another favorite from "Windows And Walls".
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  2. You are correct!
  3. KAJ1971

    KAJ1971 Forum Resident

    Worcester, England
    Jim Steinman's 'Bad For Good'. Heard it as a kid in about '85 along with 'Bat Out Of Hell'. Still play it now.
  4. October Man

    October Man Forum Resident

    Trans is a great album IMO
  5. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Not sure how that one fits the "critically lambasted" concept - it got generally good reviews:

    No Line On The Horizon by U2
  6. Frosst

    Frosst Vinyl-obsessive kiddo

    That record is great
  7. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Dan is my favourite singer-songwriter. He covers all the bases I like: rock, folk, country, blues, classical & pop. And he does it all effortlessly. What a man!

    Hard to pick a favourite album. Too many great ones to choose.
  8. malco49

    malco49 Forum Resident

    lulu-lou reed and metallica
    greendale-neil young and crazy horse

    are two that stand out.
  9. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    The Stooges, The Stooges - Fun House, Iggy and the Stooges' Raw Power, The Dictators Go Girl Crazy!, P.F. Sloan's first two albums, etc....
    I don't pay much attention what rock crickets say anymore.
  10. LoveYourLife

    LoveYourLife Well-Known Member

    London, UK
    Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967) - a much maligned album at the time but with some great classic tracks that have matured over time. Unfortunate that the cover artwork just gets worse with age, in contrast to Sgt. Pepper's which just seems to get better.

    Kim Carnes - Voyeur (1982) - weaker performing follow up to the platinum selling Mistaken Identity. A much stronger and more cohesive album let down by a subpar lead single (the title track) and semi-ropey cover artwork.

    The Stranglers - La Folie (1981) - not quite "lambasted" but patchy reviews on release and rarely ranked amongst their best. Always personally loved it, plus it contains the flawless "Golden Brown" and its brilliant follow-up single, the (UK) Top 40-missing title track. Tony Visconti on the knobs too.

    Alphaville - The Breathtaking Blue (1989) - despite the recording sessions being difficult and fraught with inter band problems, this is undoubtedly their 2nd best album after Forever Young.

    MGMT - Congratulations (2010) - far superior to Oracular Spectacular, if not as radio friendly. In my Top 3 of the 2010s.
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  11. Paul L

    Paul L Forum Resident

    Celtic Frost - Cold Lake
  12. Zombeels

    Zombeels Forum Resident

    I thought Pinkerton had good reviews although not as well received as as the first album.
  13. Waymore Lonesome

    Waymore Lonesome Forum Resident

    Van Morrison - A Period of Transition
    Bob Dylan - Knocked Out Loaded

    Both albums to me simply have this great knock em dead feel where I'd rather there weren't any attempts at great songwriting because the feel of these minor tracks is so dead on that I don't want any genius stuff.
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  14. lee59

    lee59 Senior Member

    Los Gatos, CA
    Yes- Tales From Topographic Oceans
    Queen - II, Hot Space and The Miracle
  15. Regandron

    Regandron Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Great choices........although I like the way Dylan stuck Brownsville Girl on there in case there were any old-style fans with a hankering for some of that genius songwriting stuff.
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