- Least listenable record you own.
My worst has to be John Frusciante’s second solo album ‘smile from the streets you hold’ – it was basically recorded as he ran out of money for drugs, and its clearly apparent that he was desperate at the time
True, it’s awful. 🙂
I like minimalist classical stuff.Posted 3 days ago
These two usually drive people crazy, especially ‘proper’ musicians.
Which can only be a good thing 🙂
Any Shaggs fans btw?
I blame the parents…..
Sat here going through the vinyl collection atm.
Just found a Dollar 12″ a mate won in a Piccadilly Radio giveaway in the mid 80’s, along with the already posted Root Boy Slim album. 🙂
Now that IS bad…..
Listening to Beauty Stab by ABC atm, a record that everyone hated at the time. Not heard it for years. I rather like it.Posted 3 days agosimondbarnesSubscriber
I think I have an experimental Pat Metheny solo album that even I didn’t get to the end of.
I would love that, fee free to send it to me 🙂
I don’t think I own any unlistenable albums. Sure, some I need to be in the right mood to listen to but they’re all good in their own way.Posted 3 days agotomparkinMember
I think it would probably have to be one of the TWO Tool albums I still own. Dreary, pretentious tripe, although I seem to recall liking it as a young chap.
If it were “Least listenable albums you’ve owned” I’d be off to the races, having grown up at the point nu-metal started being a thing :-(. Low points included Limp Bizkit’s first album, and a shockingly bad effort from a band rejoicing in the name “Jack off Jill”.
Not all that era was bad though. I can still listen to Deftones “Around the Fur”, and pretty much all of Fu Manchu’s output from the late 90s was on point.Posted 3 days ago
Metal Machine Music.
It’s literally impossible to listen to it to the end.
Woah, I just about dived in there with the starting the obvious. To infinity and beyond!
Whitey album, how **** dare you! One of the funnest evenings of my life was spent chatting with Susanne (Sesic?) the cool rock chick listening to neu about how to make glitter ‘pants’ (us stylee obvs) and completely failing to have heard of let alone recognise the Vase-lines…
@Rusty I’ll see yer Steve Reich and Terry Riley and give you, well, Steve Reich…
I will trump all of you with Tex Ritter (yup, I really do own this…)
Which reminds, I also have this!Posted 3 days ago
Holy shite they’re bad.
Really only heard one song that 6Music are playing, and I’m really not at all certain whether I like it or not; I rather think it would get a bit wearing after a couple of songs.
Everything Everything I find intensely annoying, the singer’s style of singing really irritates me, which is why I don’t own any of their stuff.
Tell us more Grandad…
I hate to break it to you, but anything you listen to on Spotify or any other streaming service is a record, or a recording.
Neil Young has form for some pretty terrible albums.
Posted 3 days agonick1962Member
Ha ha,I’ve got both From Langley park and The Madcap laughs on record and that ain’t too shabby imho.Posted 3 days ago
But this album, which I also have on vinyl is just too difficult for me.Apparently David Byrne,Brian Eno,Lene Lovich guest on it which I didn’t know when I bought it.40 1 minute tracks,their commercial album
Ciccone Youth whitey is pretty bad apart from the 2 singles.
i think I bought that and played it once. (Sonic Youth’s pop side IIRC). Is it the one with a Madonna cover?.
Also, was Flux of Pink Indians basically CRASS? or member(s) of? after they’d disbanded?.
I’ve got an einstürzende neubauten Album that I’ve never listened to, but turned out when I valued all my albums that was the most valuable (presumably because it’s an original print and obscure).Posted 3 days agoCountZeroMember
Trying to think of the least listenable album/s I own; there’s plenty of stuff I liked when I bought it, but no longer get pleasure from, but there’s a couple that got one listen, and one only.
This is supposed to be a classic Krautrock album, but is an… aquired taste.
This one got rave reviews…
What was I thinking! 😣Posted 3 days agooldnickMember
Damn you Atomiser!
That album is the only one I’ve got that I can honestly say I’ve never finished one track on it 🙂
There was a Voivod album that I turned into a plant pot holder, I don’t miss that one bit.
Do these awful old records have any value these days? I’ve got boxes of utter rubbish in the attic…Posted 3 days agocsbSubscriber
Inherited it in a load of dead aunts stuff, daren’t play it. Needs incinerating.Posted 3 days agogordimhorMember
The least listenable record I ever owned was Takeaway /The lure of salvage by Andy Partridge. It was an lp of dub versions of XTC songs. I liked both dub reggae and XTC, so what could go wrong. Everything, I still like dub but it put me off XTC for life. Fortunately someone stole my car about 15 years ago and wrote it off. Every cloud has a silver lining that record was in the boot and was destroyed along with the car.Posted 3 days agoWattySubscriber
The high Llamas – Hawaii
Bought after a guardian recommendation. Pure drivel I don’t think I played it fully once
Me too teej. I dug it out the other day, then put it back in the cupboard quick-smart. Interestingly someone mentioned ‘We Hate You South African Bastards’ on the last page. Sean O’Hagen, of the High Llamas, was the other half of Microdisney, my all time favourite band.Posted 3 days ago
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