Bands that fell off

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ColeB24, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. ColeB24

    ColeB24 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Neenah, Wisconsin
    What bands do you guys think went from an awesome album to one that was either ehh or horrible on their very next album released?

    For example, Pink Floyd going from Final Cut to A momentary lapse of reason, grant it Final Cut was Waters' last album with the band but still no excuses. Also, Metallica going from ...And Justice For all to the Black Album. And if you like the black album then fine Metallica going from that to Load. And lastly, Elton John going from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road to Cariibou.

    I know people will disagree with these that is fine. But give me your 2 cents on artists who went through transitions like this. And it doesnt have to be an album that was the beginning of the end for that band, it can also be an album inbetween 2 other great albums that you did not really enjoy.
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  2. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    The slide from "Pendulum" to "Mardi Gras" was stunning...
  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    NRPS last Columbia to first MCA...just bad.
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  4. notesofachord

    notesofachord Only the Stones Remain

    The Edge (U2) did once:

  5. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    I guess it depends on how we are defining fell off. The Final Cut is the last classic Floyd album for me, but Momentary Lapse is a great album.... Some folks don't like either.
    I fell off Metallica after Justice, but the Black album was enormously successful, so it is difficult to suggest they fell off, they exploded, and a lot of their actual mega status, depends on the Black album.

    I think with the Elvis seventies thread we're going through, that Elvis Now was a fall off.
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  6. ColeB24

    ColeB24 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Neenah, Wisconsin
    I chose a bad title for this. I dont mean they fell off commercially. More that you yourself were turned off by an album that came right after a really great one.
  7. Gagnedouze

    Gagnedouze Forum Resident

    Eagles, going from Hotel California to The Long Run. I Can't Tell You Why is an exception though.
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  8. ironbutterfly

    ironbutterfly Listening to marky mark in mono

    Bowie earthling is stellar
    Hours is not
  9. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    oh ok.
    In that regard I totally agree... I can't even listen to Metallica these days, even the stuff I used to love ... and I'm not sure why... I didn't hate the Black album that much, it was just disappointing lol
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  10. ColeB24

    ColeB24 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Neenah, Wisconsin
    Agreed. Hardwired to self destruct was the only ok album they put out since the black album
  11. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    hanging fruit perhaps


  12. dave9199

    dave9199 Forum Resident

    Durham, NC
    The Psychedelic Furs - Mirror Moves to Midnight To Midnight
    Husker Du - Flip Your Wig to Candy Apple Grey (I still love everything they did but, for me, it's a big step down and they never got back up)
    The Who - Quadrophenia to The Who By Numbers
    The Kinks - Lola to Muswell Hillbillies (I know Percy is in between but it wasn't a regular album)
    Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona to Red Heaven
    Sonic Youth - Dirty to Experimental, Jet Set, Trash & No Star
    Dinosaur Jr - Green Mind to Where You Been
    The Ramones - Too Tough To Die to Animal Boy
    Kiss - Creatures Of The Night to Lick It Up to Animalize (LIU is half as good as COTN and Animalize is half as good as LIU, maybe even less)
  13. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Forum Resident

    Steve Winwood Back in the High Life ---->Roll With it.
    Now, I know people here like Spencer Davis Group and Traffic, but I grew up in the 80s and Back in the High Life was all over the place. I worked my way backwards.
    But Roll With it came out. The title song got played over and over again (It's okay today) but the rest of it really is terrible.
  14. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    Most disappointing to me was Violent Femmes. Instant classic first LP, second LP even better, then... an occasional good song before it all dissolved in family fighting.
  15. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    Pink floyd going from the wall to the final cut was the huge falling off.
  16. altaeria

    altaeria Forum Resident

    Emerson Lake & Palmer
    Brain Salad Surgery to Works vol. 1.

    If you liked Works vol.1,
    then the drop-off to vol.2 was also noticable.
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  17. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    Ironic the edge couldn't see the edge.
  18. 86mets

    86mets Counting Crows #1 Fan

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  19. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President

    Kailua, Hawai’i
  20. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    I really liked it. Not just the title track but also “Holding On”, “What The Night Can Do”, and “Hearts On Fire” were highlights.
  21. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    The Morning Side is gorgeous, no? Don't You Know What The Night Can Do also has its charms.

    Half of it is filler, I agree. But it was huge in America. Like, incredibly huge.

  22. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident

    Genesis- 'Wind & Wuthering' to 'And Then They Where Tripe'. Although the loss of Hackett can probably explain the dip.
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  23. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

    Ilford, Essex, UK
    Squeeze gas been discussed a few times on here as to its status in the VU catalogue - I may be corrected on this but majority opinion thought it didn't count as a VU album.

    (i) None of the original members play on it
    (ii) It didn't get a US release.
    (iii) It doesn't get a mention in the Peel Slowly box
  24. timind

    timind phorum rezident

    Westfield, IN USA
    Dan Fogelberg - Nether Lands to Twin Sons Of Different Mothers. Yeah I know Twin Sons wasn't strictly a DF album, but I don't remember being so disappointed by an album. If anyone insists, we can use Phoenix, another disappointment.
  25. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Cincinnati, OH
    Poseidon isn’t that bad,,,
    It’s a good followup to a groundbreaking album

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