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The 7 Worst Albums By Awesome Bands

by dsussman   October 13, 2008 at 7:00PM  |  Views: 4,839

Getting a lemon of a record from your favorite band may be one of the worst things to happen to a music fan. How do bands with so much talent and skill produce such bad material? I could never understand how (or why) they would let these duds get out the door. Do these people just lose their minds and become tasteless musicians?

7. Weezer – The Green Album

In my opinion, Weezer’s The Blue Album and Pinkerton are two if the best albums of the ‘90s. So when The Green Album was released in 2001 you could imagine my anticipation.

What would Rivers Cuomo have in store for us now? Was it possible to top Pinkerton? Who knew I was about to blindly purchase some pop commercial crap and place it in my poor, unassuming CD player.

Even though “Hash Pipe” and “Island in the Sun” are good pop songs, this record sounds like a bunch of dumb college kids trying to imitate Weezer. It lacks the imagination, intelligence and dry wit of their first two classic LPs. This album was truly a sign of things to come.

6. Santana – Supernatural


Santana must have needed a paycheck and a Grammy in the worst way. I still find it really hard to believe that he decided to slut himself out in 1999 by making a crappy star-studded duets album. Not only does he recycle the same freakin’ solo on every track, he also somehow did a song with Dave Matthews and Rob Thomas without killing himself in the process. This guy really is supernatural!


5. Michael Jackson – HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I


I find it funny that Jacko released a two-disc album just to feature his greatest hits. As if the entire free world didn’t already own every one of his albums.

MJ’s second side of new tracks featured a slew of bloated pop numbers that truly showed the rapidly declining talent of the King of Pop. “Scream” might have been the only redeeming track on the album, but there really wasn’t a single track that was anywhere near the Off The Wall and Thriller caliber.

Oh, and creating a dictatorial statue of yourself has to be one of the most narcissistic acts of all time. Nice chin, though.


4. Pink Floyd - The Final Cut


I love Floyd, but this album is a pile of crap.

Final Cut was the last Pink Floyd studio album to feature primary songwriter and bass player Roger Waters. Final Cut was also the only Pink Floyd album on which the composers' credit on every track was given only to Waters, with no songwriting credits given to any other member of the band. Obsessed much?

In my opinion, this album was just plain depressing. It’s grim, dark and altogether too tight. Waters really needed to enter a psycho ward instead of a recording studio. His self-analysis approach definitely worked on The Wall but not on this one. Diamond in the rough, my ass.