What has been your biggest album disappointment?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Ophelia, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Ophelia

    Ophelia Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Like, an album you eagerly awaited for only to be let down?
    My vote goes to Chinese Democracy by Axl's GN'R. A huge letdown compared to the hype and expectation.
     
  2. arthurprecarious

    arthurprecarious Forum Resident

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    North East England
    Shadows in the Night....
     
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  3. Beamish13

    Beamish13 Forum Resident

    Radiohead's Hail to the Thief
     
  4. JohnnyQuest

    JohnnyQuest Forum Resident

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    Paradise
    Sgt. Pepper. I was expecting to hear the greatest album of all time. :sigh: That's my fault for reading the reviews and checking out all the "Greatest Albums of All Time" lists.
    As for being disappointed by an album that I was eagerly anticipating, in recent years, I'd say "I'm With You" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
     
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  5. Bananas&blow

    Bananas&blow Forum Resident

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    Phoenix
    Battle Studies is up there.
    The 3rd Cypress Hill album.
    311 after Grassroots.
    Stevie Wonder after Songs in the Key of Life.
    The Black Album
    When the Fat Boys broke up.
     
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  6. Raving Russell

    Raving Russell Forum Resident

    Exile on Main Street.

    It has it's moments.....but not one of their best.
     
  7. Raving Russell

    Raving Russell Forum Resident

    Be Here Now by Oasis. Overblown, bloated and a Beatles parody band. The "in thrall" music press lavished stupidly high praise on it when it came out....only to withdraw later.
     
  8. autumn daze

    autumn daze I really don't belong here

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    Back in the early noughties, when Travis were big in the UK and headlining Glastonbury their third album was highly anticipated. I was quite the fan at the time and was dying to hear it. Finally the day came and I picked it up at the record store, got home and put it on the stereo. I literally fell asleep somewhere in the middle.

    I couldn't even tell you the name of the album now, nor if I ever listened to it again to be honest. It was like listening to paint drying.
     
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  9. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    steel wheels, I think, I blacked it out
     
  10. CDmp3

    CDmp3 Forum Resident

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    Smiley Smile by The Beach Boys
     
  11. autumn daze

    autumn daze I really don't belong here

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    I think Q magazine were frightened to give out 5 star ratings for years after that. Remember that morning so clearly, queuing up to get the album - probably the last time I ever did that. As overblown as the album was, it was still a great event.
     
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  12. Bananas&blow

    Bananas&blow Forum Resident

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    I can't imagine anyone being more wrong than this. Congrats!
     
  13. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

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    Psychedelic Furs Midnight To Midnight. I was expecting a masterpiece and it was just more songs about hearts and stars...
     
  14. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    Jersey City, NJ
    The Cars - Door to Door
     
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  15. Mister President

    Mister President Forum Resident

    The day Britpop died.
     
  16. hubertfarnsworth

    hubertfarnsworth Forum Resident

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    Raleigh, NC, USA
    The Clash - Cut the Crap, I waited months and months for that, kept getting delayed. It should still be delayed to this day.
     
  17. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

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    Worcester, MA
    REM- Green
    runner up:
    The Replacements - Don't Tell A Soul
     
  18. tremspeed

    tremspeed Well-Known Member

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    Los Angeles, CA
    Adventure and Destiny Street.
     
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  19. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

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    Ottawa
    The Firm (both albums)

    Mic Jagger - first solo album - didn't bother with anything after that one.
     
  20. Hightops

    Hightops Forum Resident

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    Bay Area, Ca
    Talking Heads' "Naked"
     
  21. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Forum Resident

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    NYC
    Sgt. Pepper
     
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  22. Luke The Drifter

    Luke The Drifter Forum Resident

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    It's a shame too. The songwriting was still strong.

    Oasis Mistakes:

    1. Using great songs as b-sides instead of saving them for the 3rd album
    2. The production of the songs on Be Here Now
     
  23. Hatchet Jack

    Hatchet Jack Well-Known Member

    Isaac Hayes' Hot Buttered Soul is one of them.
     
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  24. RSD 2016 Doors. Wait in line for hours to get one only to get 2 record 1's and record 3. Quantity not quality. If you can't find time to do it right, when are you going to find time to do it over Rhino? What a bringdown.
     
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  25. The7thStranger

    The7thStranger Part of the Rhythm Nation

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    In no particular order of crap:
    Push and Shove - No Doubt
    MDNA - Madonna
    Gwen Stefani - Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
    Björk - Biophilia and Vulnicura
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