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 Forum Resident

    I agree.
     
  3. seg763

    seg763 Forum Resident

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    agree!!!!!
     
  8. bru87tr

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    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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    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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    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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    '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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    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

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    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
     
  16. rppvaldez

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  17. jimbags

    jimbags Forum Resident

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    The Wall was just as bad though
     
  18. JohnnyQuest

    JohnnyQuest Forum Resident

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    Smashing Pumpkins - Adore
    Beach Boys - Smiley Smile
    Aerosmith - Draw the Line
    Stevie Wonder - Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants
    Genesis - Abacab
    Metallica - Load
    Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
     
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  19. Dhreview16

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    The 80s were rather like that, in one minute, out the next as fashions changed. Prince of course came (very) good again.

    The one I'd like to add is Terence Trent D'Arby's follow up to his excellent, big selling debut, "The Hardline according to....". The sophomore's title, "Neither Fish, nor Flesh" didn't exactly augur well. Such a shame - TTD had a great voice and was really talented, both in the studio and live. What's the word - hubris, maybe ?
     
  20. Duke Fame

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    The Killers, Sam's Town following Hot Fuss.
     
  21. Scott S.

    Scott S. Indie Musicologist

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    The Long Run and Royal Scam
     
  22. Chance

    Chance Well-Known Member

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    I know some would nominate Sandinista! but I love it.
     
  23. veloso2

    veloso2 Forum Resident

    TSC: worst ever . the cost of loving after our favorite shop (i don't count the live album)
     
  24. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

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    VHIII suffers from the same problem as Balance: bloated and too much filler.
     

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