- Most overrated album of all time
From docrobster's link…whoever wrote this has some ego issues….
I wouldn't consider any of these albums bad. Most of them are pretty good albums. It's just that none of these are masterpieces and they're way overrated. I have personally overrated most of them in the past, blinding myself to better albums (actual masterpieces) which is probably the main reason I felt encouraged to post this list.
By the way, with "overrated" I am referring to general critical ratings and list rankings. For an album to appear on this list, it must've been highly rated per numerous reviews and/or ranked highly on critics' list(s), and found undeserving of these accolades by myself. There are no other factors being considered. Thus, the albums are ranked in order of how much distance there is between how great I consider them
compared to how highly regarded they are critically. Fan voting and general consensous is also considered when it is frequent enough to garner recognition.
As an example, Rubber Soul almost always gets 5 star ratings and somehow even makes it into the top 10 of most American lists, and the top 20-50 of most UK lists. Personally, I would give it about 3-3.5 stars (out of 5) and probably wouldn't even consider it for my top 500. That's a considerable distance, and so it holds the #1 position,Posted 7 years ago_tom_Member
Sleep – Dopesmoker. I got it expecting some awesome stoner rock/metal like their other stuff. Instead I have droney guitars and feedback. Alright for a few minutes but otherwise it's **** boring. They aint no Electric Wizard!
I like Never Mind The Bollocks. I learned how to play every song on it when I was just starting guitar.Posted 7 years ago
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Stupid thread IMO, you might as well ask what the most popular album is in a genre you hate
So Rich – what is yours? And IIRC Ok Computer was pretty much universally acclaimed at the time of release apart from the NME who thought it was a bit shit – they soon changed their minds the fickle ****Posted 7 years agoZulu-ElevenMember
I think its important to comment, that good singles, does not automatically a good album make – there are some amazing bands out there who have written some of the greatest singles but who's albums turn out to be bland, samey mediocre tripe (cf. Oasis, U2, chilli peppers)
Equally, there are a small, select number of albums out there that are true masterpieces, expressions of the art of laying together songs that take you on a magical 45 minute long rollercoaster ride, whether due to the prevailing time and context of its release, or for the quality of the music, and regardless of the quality of the individual songs or their success as singles (badly drawn boys hour of bewilderbeast, Bjorks Debut, NWA's Straight outta Compton to name but a few)Posted 7 years agomboySubscriber
ANYTHING by Coldplay… No specific album, just absolutely anything they've done…
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And IIRC Ok Computer was pretty much universally acclaimed at the time of release apart from the NME who thought it was a bit shit – they soon changed their minds the fickle ****
Given that Pablo Honey was a pretty good first album, and that The Bends is/was/should have been the album of 1995 (iirc it came second to What's the Story Morning Glory by Oasis), OK Computer was utter shite and turned me right off anything Radiohead post The Bends!
Anything by radiohead! What a bunch of middle class winey art school bollox.
Trust me, give The Bends a listen, but after that, absolutely agree with you…Posted 7 years agoThe FopsterMember
What's the story would be on my list. Nevermind and Never mind… would certainly not be.
Think I'd go for anything by Coldplay or Muse.
And as fan of whiney middle class art school bollox I'll have no truck with anyone describing Radiohead as over-rated. I'd say best British band of last decade hands down.
But I ride a bike from Halfords and am therefore clearly deranged. I'll excuse myself from the vote… 😳Posted 7 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
Surf-Mat – nobody has been more wrong, ever!
Add me to the Floyd & Beatles list, although don't forget we would still be listening to Vera Lynne if it weren't for the Beatles – apparently.
Oasis are/were massively over-hyped, but I find most of their stuff bearable.Posted 7 years ago
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