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Worst follow-up releases to hit albums

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by RickH, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. blind_melon1

    blind_melon1 Forum Resident

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    Soup is an amazing album, a lost 90's classic..great album. Almost every track is brilliant (except for that 1 minute intro before galaxie, which probably didnt impress reviewers much, as it is the first thing that you hear when you put it on).
     
  2. EddieVanHalen

    EddieVanHalen Well-Known Member

    I agree.
     
  3. seg763

    seg763 Well-Known Member

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    listened to Angel Dust on my way to work, I could make a 40 minute album out of it that I'd like but still not as much as The Real Thing or Introduce Yourself. I like Chuck Mosely fronting this band more than Mike Patton, I'm sure I'm in the minority on that! Probably why I like The Real Thing as most of the work was already done before Patton joined. Angel Dust is to much of that demented carnival / Butthole Surfers / Zappa type stuff for me. The first song Land of Sunshine I find smug and irritating, same thing with Be Aggressive and Crack Hitler. I guess I like Faith No More as a commercial rock band with an edge more than as 'disturbing' art played by guitar bass keys & drums
     
  4. bru87tr

    bru87tr Forum Resident

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    ya, 4 would be very hard to follow up. but personally I think Agent is a very good album and one of my most fav songs by them "that was yesterday" is on it. overall its not a bad release, not 4, but I wouldnt say the worst follow up. it had 2 hit singles and the rest of the cd isnt bad. the target sounds excellent and yesterday really sounds good off the target disc. :righton:
     
  5. bru87tr

    bru87tr Forum Resident

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    another album impossible to follow up! Purple Rain? come on, thats a landmark album for Prince. the only way from that album is down and no way he could equal or break it. impossible to follow up. I will say Around the world is one of my fav albums and another good follow up IMO. if you listen to more than just the radio hits, really listen...its a very cool album. excellent follow I think....def not the worst.
     
  6. bru87tr

    bru87tr Forum Resident

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    not the worst and invisible touch was a hit album! your kidding right? lets stay focused on the title of the thread. personal tastes are good but worst ? invisible touch, again, was a hit album.
     
  7. bru87tr

    bru87tr Forum Resident

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    agree!!!!!
     
  8. bru87tr

    bru87tr Forum Resident

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    Lowell, MA

    thats a good pick!
     
  9. GoldenBoy

    GoldenBoy Purple People Eater

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    It's the only song I like from that album. Every time I hear it or read the title, I can't help but break into a laughing fit thinking about the story behind the title. :laugh:
     
  10. GoldenBoy

    GoldenBoy Purple People Eater

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    US

    That may be true, but, IMHO, they both released very strong follow-up albums to their debuts. Whether or not people cared about them is another thing entirely.

    Tanita went on to release at least 3 strong albums after her debut and Tracy, after her second album, went into a slump with her next 3, IMO, before recovering with the very strong Let it Rain and her current album.
     
  11. GoldenBoy

    GoldenBoy Purple People Eater

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    Indeed. That has to be one of the sloppiest, poorly recorded and uninspired drug-fests of a record ever recorded by a rock band, IMHO.
     
  12. GoldenBoy

    GoldenBoy Purple People Eater

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    US

    I quite like Around the World in a Day. It wasn't as good as Purple Rain as far as instant accessibility, but it was very experimental and quite interesting, IMO. In fact, over the years, I have played Around the World far more than Purple Rain. I admit it was a disappointment as most people were expecting another Purple Rain, but I can't agree hat it was a bad album at all. Songs like 'Tambourine' and 'Paisley Park' are just brilliant, IMHO.
     
  13. His Masters Vice

    His Masters Vice W.C. Fields Forever

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    Sydney, Australia
    'Paisley Park' sounds quite like the Be*tl*s. I guess that wasn't quite what people were expecting. Some of the album is quite brilliant, I agree.
     
  14. GoldenBoy

    GoldenBoy Purple People Eater

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    US
    Being a 'twenty-something' myself at the time, I had no problem with 'Grunge' at all. In fact, I still like Nirvana to this day, and I certainly still listen to all the bands that Nirvana was ripping off that I liked even before the 'Grunge' explosion, like Sonic Youth, The Pixies, and so on. I just don't think the sound suited R.E.M., or they didn't do it well, or they just sounded like they were hopping on a bandwagon rather than sincerely embracing it.

    Depeche Mode, IMO, did a far better job at incorporating the sound of Grunge into their sound.
     
  15. music4life

    music4life Forum Resident

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    South Elgin, IL

    Ooops! I forgot about "Lonesome Jubilee"...


    "Into the Fire" after "Reckless" - Bryan Adams
    "Pretenders II" after "Pretenders"
    "One Step Closer" after "Minute By Minute" - Doobie Brothers
    "Body Wishes" after "Tonight I'm Yours" - Rod Stewart
    "Shaken and Stirred" after "The Principle of Moments" - Robert Plant
     

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