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    What Were They Thinking??? Rubbish Albums By Usually Great Bands....

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    David Bowie - Never Let Me Down (oh yes you did David)

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Mardi Gras (Brilliant songwriter and leader has a strop and makes his bandmates write most of the album - awful)

    Wishbone Ash - Locked In (Ash have a few stinkers later on but this came between two of their best efforts, Rest In Peace aside it's awful, and the vocals are so bad at times it's funny)

    Lou Reed Metal Machine Music ( now i'm all for experimentation and Avant Garde, Zeit by Tangerine Dream which occupies a similar soundworld is in my all time top ten - but i'm sorry Lou this is just shite)

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    Radiohead -- Pablo Honey - awful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porky View Post
    Radiohead -- Pablo Honey - awful
    Great album

    And surely can't count as it was their debut?

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    Bruce Hornsby made 2 superb albums with The Range, after that they were all shite.
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    Pulp, This is Hardcore. Another band that was so upset by how well their previous work was received, and the fame that came with it, that they went 'in a new direction'. And so did the fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porky View Post
    Radiohead -- Pablo Honey - awful
    Interesting. I consider it their best album. A masterpiece.

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    I actually like Bowie's Never Let Me Down. I find it a much better album than Tonight and Let's Dance.

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    2nd Stones Roses album, took them yrs and was truly dreadful - all bloated blues wiggling..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlantic View Post
    Pulp, This is Hardcore. Another band that was so upset by how well their previous work was received, and the fame that came with it, that they went 'in a new direction'. And so did the fans.
    Ironically 'This is Hardcore' is one of the few Pulp songs I actually like (in fact I love it), along with Sunrise. I never got on with the rest of their stuff.

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    Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music' Crap, crap, crap, crap!
    Bon Jovi's ' Keep the faith' The hair got cut and the Rock was lost!

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    Their Satanic Majesties Request - The rolling Stones.

    Oy.

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    Umma Gumma by Pink Floyd

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    Cut the Crap...The Clash's final album.

    They had chucked out Mick Jones and Topper Headon and it showed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haswell View Post
    Their Satanic Majesties Request - The rolling Stones.

    Oy.
    +1

    Three I've my favourite albums... Goats head soup, beggars banquet and exile... And then that drivel thrown in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcangascompany View Post
    2nd Stones Roses album, took them yrs and was truly dreadful - all bloated blues wiggling..
    Love both those albums but the second one edges it for me - lots of Zeppelinesque attitude and Mancunian swagger. Beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o u t a t i m e View Post
    Interesting. I consider it their best album. A masterpiece.
    Wot he said.

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    Metallica - St. Anger...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcangascompany View Post
    2nd Stones Roses album, took them yrs and was truly dreadful - all bloated blues wiggling..
    I'm must disagree. Different to the 1st yes, but a very accomplished album that showed a skill and maturity different to what had gone before.

    Now, if we consider Metallica and Lou Reed - Lulu; that is a truly awful album!

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    Any of the later Style Council crap.

    I once saw a review of the greatest hits summarised as "how one of the most exciting talents to come out of new wave turned into a talentless ponce in a turtleneck sweater". Enough said.

    However, the Modfather seems to have his mojo back nowadays.

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    After having a recent nostalgia pang and re buying it on cd after not hearing it since 1985.......
    Jeff Beck - Flash

    .....god it's shite!
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    Hot Space by Queen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom4711 View Post
    Umma Gumma by Pink Floyd
    Too True, only one album for me Dark Side of The Moon, but then Division Bell wasn't that great either.
    Nevertheless the albums that did come after the split with Roger Waters showed, for me at least, how influential Gilmour had shaped the sound of Floyd, and not just as a stand in guitarist for Syd Barret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    Love both those albums but the second one edges it for me - lots of Zeppelinesque attitude and Mancunian swagger. Beautiful.
    I'm glad it wasn't just me then. The second album got a hell of a lot of stick as it couldn't live up to the debut album but there were some stonking tunes on it too. Of all the Stone Roses songs, Ten Storey Love Song still hits all the spots for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    After having a recent nostalgia pang and re buying it on cd after not hearing it since 1985.......
    Jeff Beck - Flash

    .....god it's shite!
    Donny Osmond on lead vocal .......what was Jeff thinking?

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    ELP - Love Beach the album cover warns you it has all gone terribly wrong!

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    Final Cut - Pink Floyd

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    The most recent OCS album. So bad I fell into a deep sleep and can't even remember what it's called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlantic View Post
    Pulp, This is Hardcore. Another band that was so upset by how well their previous work was received, and the fame that came with it, that they went 'in a new direction'. And so did the fans.
    This is probably my least favorite Pulp albums, but it's still not terrible. The most recent album from The Verve on the other hand... was shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarPig View Post
    Final Cut - Pink Floyd
    I think that's an excellent album, although it would more properly be described as a Roger Waters record (featuring Nick Mason and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    I think that's an excellent album, although it would more properly be described as a Roger Waters record (featuring Nick Mason and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd).
    Yes, I kind of agree. I'd say its a very good Waters album, but can see why it is dismissed as a decent Floyd album- it didn't sound like them at all. I think Rick Wright played a very underrated role in defining the sound of the band so perhaps that's why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealMcCoy View Post
    Metallica - St. Anger...
    Yep agree 100% failed experiment. Death magnetic made up for it.

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    Originally Posted by vulcangascompany
    2nd Stones Roses album, took them yrs and was truly dreadful - all bloated blues wiggling..




    [QUOTE=monogroover;2744980]Love both those albums but the second one edges it for me - lots of Zeppelinesque attitude and Mancunian swagger. Beautiful.[/



    Couldnt agree more with this summary of the Second Coming, magnificent album!

    Loved the first album it really was a seminal piece of work. I can still remember where I was , who I was with and ahem, what I was smoking when I heard it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calpe View Post
    Yep agree 100% failed experiment. Death magnetic made up for it.
    Agreed You have to watch the film 'Some kind of monster' to understand what was happening in Metalica during the St Anger sessions.
    James was not in a good place, but I think making it probably kept the band together and helped put some distance between them and Jason Newsted.

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