What's the worst album you ever bought?
One of the sad things about the way we stream music now is that younger people will no longer experience spending £12 or so on a crap album.
The OP’s story is a familiar one, 1 or 2 good singles get released and you think it’s worth a punt. Or maybe a radio DJ or The NME rated it. Either way, you’re wrong, there are 2 good tracks on the entire album. I reckon I’ve got 50 CD’s that fall into that category.
The Seahorses album springs to mind, terrible album, the single wasn’t even that good in hindsight.
There’s a Death in Vegas album that fits the same bill, terrible album, 1 good track.Posted 1 year agoDezBSubscriber
Occassionally, back in my NME reading days, I’d take a punt and buy something based on a review. These were the days when I could only afford 1 album a month… I was so pissed off when I listened to this limp-wristed drivel –
Also, I remember buying Ice-T’s rock album, “Body Count” (slight contrast to the above!). Took it back to HMV. “Why do you want to exchange it?” “Cos it’s horrible crap” “Fair enough”.Posted 1 year agoslimjim78Member
Bought it after hearing What’s The Frequency Kenneth and thinking they’d got good again.
Rest of the album was sh!t.
Funny, it’s one of my fave REM albums. In fact, I still remember purchasing the CD at HMV Hounslow in 1994.. (have it on vinyl now also).
Strange Currencies, Crush with Eyeliner, Star 69, Kenneth, Bang and Blame, all really good tracks.
Granted, a departure from earlier style, but I like the fuzzy feedback feel.
Anyway, my vote (among many contenders): Len – You cant stop the bum rush.
Sang Steal my Sunshine one night at karaoke, had fun, bought the album. A low point of my musical life.Posted 1 year agodoris5000Member
lots of dodgy 90s metal – key contenders would have to be
Anthrax – Stomp 442
Misery Loves Co – Misery Loves Co
Biohazard – State of the World Address
but the winner, which I am mortally embarrassed to admit to buying, was Manowar – Triumph of Steel. Diabolical stuff. God knows what I was thinking – in my defence, I was about 13….
edit: That Biohazard album really was **** dreadful though. My god.Posted 1 year agostumpy01Member
Kanye West – College Dropout. I bought it, around 2005 ‘cos I liked All Falls Down & Jesus Walks. Rest of the album is rubbish, as is virtually everything else I’ve heard from him since.
Gorillaz first album – Gorillaz, mainly because I liked Clint Eastwood. Dirge.
(sorry, the request was for worst album, but I couldn’t decide).Posted 1 year agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
When I Was Born For The 7th Time by Cornershop. One of those purchases under the impression that Brimful Of Asha was quite a catchy tune, the whole album would be the same. It wasn’t. Unbelievably I don’t own the album anymore and since I never throw music away but sell quite a bit, that must mean someone else actually bought it from me!Posted 1 year agogofasterstripesSubscriber
…in so many ways!
I have an SACD capable player, so have been keeping my eye out for purchasing an SACD for some time. Finally found this in a store in Delft. Of all the SACDs it was the only one I thought I’d not hate. I didn’t know what it was, but I figured I’d at least enjoy the experience of discovering the DSD encoding sound.
First I had to deal with the owner who was a tosspot. Next I had to pay quite a significant sum. Then I travelled a couple of hours home to discover the disc was not in the box. I wasted several days to receive the disc (which he did at least post out FOC), and discovered that my player is only going to read the CD layer of the dual format disc, no matter what I do.
Lastly- it’s ducking awful , pretentious twaddle! Ok they’re clearly skilled but hell’s bells juat play something with some semblance of a tune, please sometimes, would you?
Not been this annoyed since…. Well, the Chili’s post Californication.Posted 1 year agoIHNMember
Prompted by something that just popped up on a Spotify playlist.
What’s the worst album you’ve ever bought, on purpose, with real actual money, full price (so speculative bin-end purchases don’t count).
I’m going to go with Kate Nash “Made of Bricks”. Bought off the back of hearing Foundations as a single. Immediately apparent that the rest of the album was dreadful and, having just heard Foundations on Spotify for the first time in ages, I realise that it’s actually pretty dreadful too.Posted 1 year agoBustaspokeSubscriber
When I Was Born For The 7th Time by Cornershop.
Thanks for reminding me about that,I forgot it’s in my collection..
It’s all subjective,I’ve never been a U2 fan but I bought Joshua Tree when it was all over the airwaves,I reckon I’ve played it twice.The second time to confirm my doubts… 😥
Pocket full of Kryptonite by Spin Doctors,
That one’s also in the collection,it got played more than ‘Joshua tree’ 😆Posted 1 year agoWillHMember
3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of… by Arrested Development. On cassette.
It was the first album I ever bought with my own money. Quite liked Mr Wendal, but the rest was shit. Made me realise that hip-hop/R&B wasn’t for me 🙂
Next albums purchased were Aerosmith’s Get a Grip and Metallica’s Black album, still two of my all-time favourites.Posted 1 year agoBoba FattMember
Maverick A Strike by Finley Quaye – bought on the back of someones recommendation, not one of my wisest choices. Stick to what you know and like.
+1 on the Cornershop garbage. Post Achtung Baby U2 – In fact U2 were the reason I stopped trying to impress girls by liking their music. Glasgow, Celtic Park concerts back in the early 90’s. Unfortunately not the night PJ Harvey was supporting. All it did was give me sore feet and a disdain for stadium rockPosted 1 year agogofasterstripesSubscriber
This is a close second. I understand he was threatened with torture if he didn’t write it, so it is somewhat understandable that the experience is so tortuous. This at least was only a couple of quid.
WRT Toploader, I think that they, muchlike Rootjoose probably wasted their talent on vast quantities of grade-A ganja.
Rootjoose’sPosted 1 year ago
firstalbum was still amazing 😛
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