Albums you love that are not considered the artist's best.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Moshe V, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Albums that are among your favorites that are most people's least favorite from the artist's catalogue.
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  3. Bobby Morrow

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    I didn't realise this was considered 'bad'. That was news to me.:D

    Anyway, I like it too.
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  4. JohnnyQuest

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  5. Halfwit

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    Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
    Opeth - Heritage
    Joni Mitchell - Mingus
    Rolling Stones - Satanic Majesties Request
  6. Moshe V

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    It wasn't popular here in the US and the reviews were lukewarm.
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  7. Bobby Morrow

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    This seemed to have been spat on by everyone else but me.
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  8. Bobby Morrow

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    That explains it. Here it was a big album with three hit singles. Probably did better than 'Avalon'..
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  11. tmwlng

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    Elton John - Victim of Love, Jump Up, Too Low for Zero, Breaking Hearts, Ice on Fire, Leather of Jackets, Reg Strikes Back, Sleeping with the Past
    Jethro Tull - Benefit, The Broadsword and the Beast, Crest of a Knave
    Bee Gees - Mr. Natural, To Whom It May Concern
    Deep Purple - Deep Purple, Purpendicular, Abandon, Bananas, Rapture of the Deep
    Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother, Obscured by Clouds
    Lou Reed - New Sensations, Berlin
    Led Zeppelin - Presence, In Through the Out Door
    King Crimson - Lizard
    Cream - Goodbye
    Status Quo - Picturesque Matchstickable Messages
    Procol Harum - Home, Exotic Birds and Fruit
    Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka
    Supertramp - Crisis? What Crisis, Famous Last Words
    The Move - Looking On
    Electric Light Orchestra - Time, Secret Messages, Balance of Power
    Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla
    Hall and Oates - Beauty on a Back Street
    Bryan Ferry - In Your Mind, Mamouna
    The Moody Blues - Octave, Long Distance Voyager, A Question of Balance, Seventh Sojourn
    Dire Straits - Communique
    The Rolling Stones - Between the Buttons, Black and Blue
    The Hollies - For Certain Because, Would You Believe
    Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
    Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade, The Nylon Curtain
    The Beach Boys - Love You, 20/20, Friends, Carl and the Passions, L.A. (Light Album)
    The Doors - The Soft Parade
    Elvis Presley - Pot Luck, Almost in Love
    Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain, Seven Steps to Heaven, E.S.P., Miles Smiles, Sorcerer, Nefertiti
    Van der Graaf Generator - World Record, Vital
    Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming, Real Live, Good as I Been to You
    Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
    Eric Clapton - Backless, Another Ticket, Money and Cigarettes, August, Pilgrim
    Queen - Queen II, Jazz, The Works
    David Bowie - Young Americans, Space Oddity
    Rush - Signals
    Yes - Yes, Tormato, Drama
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  12. SteveS1

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    Weald, England, UK
    Free - Highway
    Steve Winwood - Roll With It
    Kate Bush - Lionheart
    Genesis - Wind & Wuthering
    Dire Straits - Communique
    REM - Reveal
    Led Zeppelin - Presence
  13. JohnnyQuest

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  14. Bobby Morrow

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    I agree with the ELO and Elton titles in your list.
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  15. stef1205

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    What's the definition of "best"?
    Sales figures? The artist's opinion?
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  16. Johnny Ryall

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    Deep Purple's Mark III & IV.
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  17. SeventhTime

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    Gang Of Four - Shrinkwrapped
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  18. michel34

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    Definitely Jethro Tull: Too Old to Rock'n'Roll, Too Young To Die!
  19. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

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    Albert Ayler: "Bells"
    Larry Coryell- "At the Village Gate"
    Miles Davis- "Jack Johnson"
    Dinosaur Jr: "Hand it Over" and "Farm"
    The Doors- "Morrison Hotel"
    Brian Eno/Robert Fripp- "Evening Star"
    Harvey Mandel- "Baby Batter"
    Minutemen- "What Makes a Man Start Fires?"
    Pearl Jam: "Riot Act" and "No Code"
    Jethro Tull- "Benefit"
    R.E.M.- "Reckoning"
    Paul Westerberg- "Suicane Gratifaction" and Grandpaboy (self-titled EP)
    Neil Young: "Tonight's the Night" and "Zuma"
  20. skateaway

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    Two debut albums spring to mind:

    Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine.

    The Downward Spiral seems to get all the attention but I like the debut better.

    Tool - Undertow.
    Lateralus is widely considered their best but I really like the raw sound of Undertow.
  21. MHP

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    Diamond Dogs & Lodger. For some reason, there are a lot of bad opinions on these two records.
    I find them some of his best.
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    StevenC SUEDE > Both Oasis AND Blur.

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  24. dino77

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    This thread is full of examples that are often considered to be among the artist's best (Tonight's The Night, Berlin, Jack Johnson...) :confused:.

    My perennial example is Lou Reed's Sally Can't Dance.
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  25. JohnnyQuest

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    :confused: Those are all considered top tier albums by the critics and fans alike.

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