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The Most Overrated Albums OfAll Time

Because even the most sacred of cows are not immune from a good old-fashioned slaughtering, we’ve decided to focus our inaugural list on albums that are universally acclaimed, but in the cold light of day really aren’t that good. After much deliberation, heated debate and soul-searching (for the most part, we had to put our own nostalgic attachment aside), we’ve come up with a list of records that, for whatever reason, seem to get a free critical pass. Perhaps it’s the product of a hivemind? Perhaps they really are that good? But what use is criticism if it’s not at least questioning accepted truths?

Just to prove we’re not complete jerks, we’ll be unveiling FL ’s “Most Underrated Albums of All Time” list soon. In the meantime, here’s the first instalment of 50 most overrated records spanning the 1960s through to the present, with 10 records to be revealed each day this week. Warning: Your favourite album may appear here. Perhaps you’ll revisit it with a different perspective and some fresh ears.

50. Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours (2008)

Oooh, shiny! Nobody’s denying that Cut Copy make very pretty, shimmery dance music. It’s great for headphones. But you know where people listen to it now? Giant fuckoff dance festivals. You know why they listen to Cut Copy at giant fuckoff dance festivals? Because that’s what Cut Copy must have been thinking of while writing this eye-gougingly ordinary album. “Lights and music are in your eyes, be my baby one more time;Hearts on fire, I reach out to you tonight.” Banal lyrics are not a death sentence; the right interpreter can make them magic. Sung in Dan Whitford’s flat Bondi shrug of a voice, these affirmations for munted media students sound like placeholder lyrics – the pop music equivalent of Lorem Ipsum. Cut Copy make pretty, intricate, impossibly crisp dance music – then, chasing Hot Chip’s carefully balanced detached/emotional blend, they go and poke big boring holes in it by turning it into pop music Mitt Romney would deem too bland to use without permission at a campaign event. (Topical burn!) – Caitlin Welsh

49. TV On The Radio – Return To Cookie Mountain (2006)

‘Wolf Like Me’ was one of the most urgent, uncompromising rock songs of a rather limp mid-Noughties. Such was its potency it almost singlehandedly resurrected rock’n’roll only a few years after The Strokes and countless imitators pissed on its grave. But it’s an anomaly on a record that sounds as impenetrable now as it did six years ago. Like its predecessor Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes, Return To Cookie Mountain is an album weighed down by excess; the product of too many voices all competing for the same space. The melodrama of ‘Wolf’ aside, every track here overstays its welcome, lingering on like a drunken mate at a party long after the rest of the guests have gone home. Oh, and dudes, if you’re going to get David Bowie to cameo on your record, why put him so low (pun intended) in the mix? The Metal Machine Music sample is even worse. Sampling feedback? Now that’s just taking the piss. – Darren Levin

48. Neil Young – Harvest (1972)

Time does funny things to some records. Blasted on its release as a lazy distillation of his dullest moments, Harvest stands as by far Young's weakest album from the prime of his life. Yet, it's likely his most well-remembered. Compared to the broad canvas of Young's earlier works, Harvest feels like Young giving in. It retains the tragedy of 'Needle and the Damage Done', and it's hard not to acknowledge the anthemic qualities of 'Heart of Gold’, but it's a record that's all too insipid and dull (‘There’s A World’ and ‘A Man Needs A Main’, for example, bury their inadequacies under strings). There's a reason Neil himself is embarrassed of this record, and its lasting memory must make him burn. – Max Easton

47. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)

Was rock really so ailing in 2006 that this was held up as the Holy Grail? Yeah, maybe, but it hasn’t aged particularly well. If Alex Turner’s thorny, rambling, jaded-beyond-his-years wit goes a long way, the music tends towards angsty MOR rock, all crusty hooks and sullen shades of grey. As instantly catchy as ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor’ still is, it’s hard to separate from the angular post-punk revival that quickly became a pale imitation of itself. Arctic Monkeys are better than this album, and their unfussed progression has been rewarding to watch. But this will always be the seismic debut, even if Turner himself told us not to believe the hype. – Doug Wallen

46. Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner (2003)

Let the record state that I don’t hold Dizzee Rascal himself responsible for his appearance on this list. For an 18-year-old novice, Boy In Da Corner is pretty damn good, albeit more of a hard-drive dump than an album. The real villain in this piece is the British music press, who couldn’t believe their luck when a brash young kid from the London estates burst forth with an authentic, non-embarrassing hip-hop album. Of course, they raised him high; like Rafiki presenting Simba at Pride Rock, the new high priest of grime.

Boy In Da Corner has some great ideas, some great production, and some great verses: The ‘Big Beat’-sampling ‘Fix Up, Look Sharp’ almost – almost – single-handedly rehabilitated Billy Squier’s reputation, ‘I Luv You’ and ‘Jezabel’ exhibit Dizzee’s precocious eye for narrative detail, and ‘Jus’ A Rascal’ features some high-end, chest-puffing braggadocio. These songs, though, are the tent poles that hold up a saggy marquee – Edward Sharp-Paul

45. The Doors – LA Woman

How could anyone drop the needle on LA Woman and nod approvingly through the flat grunts and swirls of ‘The Changeling’, stiff as brand new leather pants? How is anyone’s primary reaction to this not, “Good god, get this man some Mylanta”? The whole thing sounds like cheap background tracks for a party scene in a groovy B-movie that nobody remembers.The one keeper here is ‘Love Her Madly’, which is a bloody stupid song (what is the point of the questions in the chorus? Are they rhetorical? Does Jim know what rhetorical means?). Fictional Lester Bangs was right – drunken buffoons, masquerading as poets, and there’s no poetry here at all. (And you can’t blame the smoking habits of its original fans for its overrated status – it’s actually worse when you’re high.) – Caitlin Welsh

44. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (1999)

Guilty not just of popularising its title portmanteau and resorting to the dire rhyming of “Entertain ya” and “Pennsylvania”, Californication swapped the raw, prankish, manic verve of a genre-mashing party band for radio-conquering sensitivity and reserve. While there’s traces of their roots on the ‘Give It Away’ flashback of ‘Get On Top’, other songs go completely into chart ballad mode (‘Scar Tissue’ and folk weepie ‘Road Trippin’). There’s still a considerable tug-of-war between placid and volatile – from the rap/New Age dichotomy of ‘All Around the World’ to the dark bridge on ‘Otherside’ and the momentum-spoiling chorus of ‘Parallel Universe’. But this is very much their version of a pop record, with the biggest creases ironed out and Anthony Kiedis shifting from clown to crooner. – Doug Wallen

43. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (1989)

“The future of music!” they said. “The ’60s ideal of the guitar combo plus the dancable rhythms of tomorrow, all wrapped up in effortless cool!” The thing that everyone seemed to overlook when assessing the importance of the Stone Roses' debut was that they only remembered to write half a dozen songs for it. And look, the actual songs are really good – 'I Wanna Be Adored', 'She Bangs the Drums', 'Made of Stone', 'I Am the Resurrection' etc – but they're surrounded by drivel like 'Don't Stop', which is previous track 'Waterfall' played backwards, which totally doesn’t suggest that they had no tunes lying around. That’s still better than 'Elizabeth My Dear', a badly-scanning re-write of 'Scarborough Fair', and noodly go-nowhere grooves like 'Shoot You Down'.

And before you chime in about 'Fool's Gold', it wasn't on the original album but was tacked onto the CD (and the band didn’t even realise what they had: it was originally a throwaway b-side for the vasty inferior 'What the World is Waiting For' before someone sensibly suggested flipping the sides). And it’s admittedly great, especially considering that it’s two basslines and a sweet drum loop. – Andrew P Street

42. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call (1997)

By 1997 Nick Cave was certainly not averse to romance. However, the gutted outpouring on 1990’s The Good Son and the putrid despair of his Murder Ballads of 1996 still retained traces of his warped mind. The Boatman’s Call then, with all its conventional love and flaccid accessibility, feels by comparison, a little limp. While there's no doubting the record's understated beauty, it's more the fact that this (and not one of his other fucked up masterpieces) is one of Cave’s most lasting impressions on the bulk Australian musical psyche that's unsettling. After all, no one likes it when the short fused psycho at the party falls in love and goes home. – Max Easton

41. The Happy Mondays – Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches (1990)

Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches’ greatest attribute was its timing, landing just as the baggy/acid house movement was ready to move overground. Bands like 808 State had already founded the principles of the sound, radio was starting to get curious, and all that remained was for someone to step up and make The Album. Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches became something else, though, taking the sounds of Britain’s second Summer of Love and repackaging them for the football hooligan set.

The beats were buoyant, occasionally even mesmerising, and Shaun Ryder’s asthmatic bark was built for sing-alongs, easily replicated even in an advanced state of inebriation – probably because they were recorded in the very same state. And therein lies the problem: As good a band as The Happy Mondays were (and for a while there, they were on fire), their songs still lived or died depending on whether the tone-deaf waster out front could think of something halfway coherent to mumble about. When he was talking about his baggy pants (‘Loose Fit’), it was all good, but the family cat dying (‘Grandbag’s Funeral’)? No dice. – Edward Sharp-Paul

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Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 9th Nov, 2012

I bought Since I Left You the other day purely because if it topped this (overrated) list, it must be pretty good
(and its was $6.66)

RocknrollHendo

RocknrollHendo said on the 9th Nov, 2012



oh apologies my friend, did not see your previous post, you're dead right.

mccartdw

mccartdw said on the 27th Dec, 2012

agree with some of these (the beatles, kanye, rhcp), but i think the writer was cheating himself in his inclusion of some of them-- because there is just no way you could argue that velvet underground and nico is an overrated record. same could be said for nevermind and loveless. all three of these records caused about a million bands to spring up solely based on how creative and inspiring they were. doesn't sound very overrated to me.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 27th Dec, 2012



The Velvet Underground and Nico is an overrated record.

BOOM!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 27th Dec, 2012



Just some of those bands:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99j0zLuNhi8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cQh1ccqu8M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=araU0fZj6oQ

larrybird

larrybird said on the 27th Dec, 2012

have you ever noticed that you never see Mr Morning After Boy in the same room as Molly Meldrum?

larrybird

larrybird said on the 27th Dec, 2012

How did you do that? You have me quoting something I didn't actually say! You one tricky shiela shazie!

Are you and Jace Galvin an item?

larrybird

larrybird said on the 27th Dec, 2012



Hi Stefan - You seem to be an angry young man. I guess it's because your name is Stefan. I'd be angry witha name like that as well! ;)


I'd be all like - MUUUUUUUUUM! What were you thinking - everyone calls me Stefi Graf at School. Ithurts. Like being stabbed in the back

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 27th Dec, 2012

How did you do that? You have me quoting something I didn't actually say! You one tricky shiela shazie!

Are you and Jace Galvin an item?

I wish! I dream about it most nights.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 27th Dec, 2012

Hi Stefan - You seem to be an angry young man. I guess it's because your name is Stefan. I'd be angry witha name like that as well! ;)


I'd be all like - MUUUUUUUUUM! What were you thinking - everyone calls me Stefi Graf at School. Ithurts. Like being stabbed in the back

One would think having cancer would limit the amount of time you waste on the internet.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 27th Dec, 2012

Someone has been watching Breaking Bad a bit too much

Stuo

Stuo said on the 28th Dec, 2012

Seriously this is one of the worst ever articles written on this site. If wasn't for the likes of Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and Pearl Jam we would've have the likes of Motley Crue, Posion and the like showcasing what rock should be. Now that would be a scary thought!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 28th Dec, 2012



I mean, when you put it that way...

larrybird

larrybird said on the 28th Dec, 2012



So I have cancer now or is that just wishful thinking on your part Stefi?

The Prius on the other hand sounds strikingly similar to my Roomba when it gets wrapped up in a lamp cord. Not to disparage the Roomba because I am pretty sure it will accelerate faster and cover more distance on a full charge than the Prius.

BillyLyons

BillyLyons said on the 9th Jun, 2013

anyone who hits the skip button on melon collie should be shot. how can a perfect double album be overrated??

"to say that the guns of brixton should have been left off london calling is possibly the most stupid comment ever made by any album reviewer. congratulations for whoever wrote this, because you are the worst music critic ever."

couldn't have said it better sarahzig. guns of brixton is one of my favourite tracks off the album. fuck this guy is clueless!!!

Oflick

Oflick said on the 9th Jun, 2013

Melon collie is incredibly overrated.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 10th Jun, 2013

Even eight months after the article was first released, people are still being baited into its controversy.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 10th Jun, 2013

Rereading this thread has been great. Oh FL and your "line in the sand."

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 10th Jun, 2013



So much derp. So much butthurt. All those accounts hastily started and just as quickly discarded.

Truly the blurst of times.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 10th Jun, 2013

I'd completely forgotten about larrybird.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 10th Jun, 2013

It was nos' alt. What a basket case he was.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 10th Jun, 2013

I miss Nos. Sure he was a dick but he was certainly entertaining.

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 10th Jun, 2013

I thought he was just obnoxious as hell, but I suppose there's some entertainment to be found in there.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 10th Jun, 2013

I much preferred the days of slippy. Especially when the original slippy (Simon?) came back and was good for about four hours then ended up being the same bogan troll as the rest of them.

dtdjh1988

dtdjh1988 said on the 4th Jan, 2014

so you guys put:

my bloody valentine-loveless
pearl jam-ten
oasis-(what's the story) morning glory
stone roses-stone roses
eminem-marshall mathers lp
metallica-metallica (and justice for all is more overrated than that)
smashing pumpkins-mellon collie and the infinite sadness (but not siamese dreams?)
u2-joshua tree (but not achtung baby?)
jeff buckley-grace
beach boys-pet sounds
michael jackson-thriller

but you didn't put the strokes-is this it? that album is like the third most overrated albums of all time. (second being the clash-london calling) i mean, it is good, but no way is it the best album of the 2000s and no way is it the savior of "rock". i mean, they didn't done anything oasis and the stone roses haven't done before, but you guys put both oasis and stone roses on this list, but not the strokes?

oh, and no bob dylan, who is the single most overrated musician of all time? blonde on blonde is the single most overrated album of all time. at least one bob dylan's album should be on this list.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 4th Jan, 2014

http://25.media.tumblr.com/9a8e84febbc306de28a3a1dea2f516a5/tumblr_mmqqvn6qIc1rewgato1_250.gif

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 4th Jan, 2014

http://24.media.tumblr.com/ea3884f17979500c2406fd4d21891195/tumblr_mr4humiiCH1r4xjo2o1_250.gif

Oflick

Oflick said on the 4th Jan, 2014

http://img9.joyreactor.com/pics/post/king-of-the-hill-gif-suicide-405279.gif

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 4th Jan, 2014

http://24.media.tumblr.com/667c5b72c4404f24c35440a71ca8f37f/tumblr_muhgl4tUbX1r4xjo2o1_250.gif

Oflick

Oflick said on the 4th Jan, 2014

http://zellsbells.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/stuckinthemiddle.gif

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 4th Jan, 2014



ARE YOU HAPPY WITH HOW THAT TURNED OUT

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 4th Jan, 2014



In my defense, he was less annoying before then from what I remember.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 4th Jan, 2014

That's a pretty shitty defence.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 4th Jan, 2014

Alright then, put it this way. The Nos that I missed was the one that got all pissed off like in the Liquidtopaz3 Stalk Thread.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 4th Jan, 2014

https://24.media.tumblr.com/70578ec1b5eb12ec21c0c4847bc5ea42/tumblr_mvi9pgPx2d1skggm0o1_500.jpg

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 4th Jan, 2014

Why happened in the stalk thread?

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 5th Jan, 2014



Well that was where he told me to "shut the fuck up you imbecilic cum gurgler" after I pointed out that the threads he starts are stupid.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 5th Jan, 2014

Also, to Sir Toire: "Go back to eating your uncles cock shitstain"

"The next person to post in this thread is openly admitting they are a homophobic racist nazi paedophile slayer fan"

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 5th Jan, 2014

Lololol oh yeah. In my mind that's all in the Battle Of The Bands thread.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 5th Jan, 2014

He genuinely has some kind of mental illness. He has to.

andy_chalmers_102

andy_chalmers_102 said on the 5th Jan, 2014

Didn't he claim to have cancer at one point? I wonder how that's going for him.

back_to_you

back_to_you said on the 5th Jan, 2014

this thread should be deleted

it was hardly on topic from the first post

Oflick

Oflick said on the 5th Jan, 2014

Yeah, THIS is the thread that needs to be deleted...

Oflick

Oflick said on the 5th Jan, 2014

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1441232/jimmy-carter-dance-o.gif

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 5th Jan, 2014



Something tells me BTY didn't get what you really meant by this post.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 5th Jan, 2014

http://i.imgur.com/2IVoAVv.gif

nos235

nos235 said on the 8th Jan, 2014

http://www.nouse.co.uk/wp-content/article_images/body/2013/11/pure-heroine.jpg

/thread

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 8th Jan, 2014

but the album is good and worthy of the hype

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 8th Jan, 2014

http://i.imgur.com/RpOTFE0.gif

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 8th Jan, 2014

http://8tracks.imgix.net/i/000/780/584/1364947386096-2696.png?q=65&sharp=15&vib=10&fm=jpg&fit=crop&w=521&h=521

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 8th Jan, 2014

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m28k9aEIsV1r03eaxo1_1280.jpg

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 8th Jan, 2014

http://i.imgur.com/lCA3Upl.gif

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 8th Jan, 2014



http://i.imgur.com/TlOilPO.gif

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 8th Jan, 2014



This is still my favourite thing.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 8th Jan, 2014



Not to be too Aspie or whatever, but can you please explain to me the whole "anime characters with gangsta rappers" thing? Is it a reference I'm not getting?

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 8th Jan, 2014

No reference as far as I know, and there's not much to explain either. It's just anime characters with gangsta rappers. And the fact that the ones I posted are all NWA-related is just a coincidence.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 8th Jan, 2014

What is the joke, though? I don't understand why it's supposed to be funny.

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 8th Jan, 2014

I image searched that picture, and this may or may not be the original context.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 8th Jan, 2014



If you don't see the humour in it by now then it's gonna be really hard to explain.



Yeah maybe.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 8th Jan, 2014



I think because that is someone who is not Dr Dre. That's it.

I think it's funnier if you know who the character is I guess. I don't know who it is.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 8th Jan, 2014

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/doomzmaster/drdrechronic.png

ahahahahahaha

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 8th Jan, 2014

Isn't the joke that anime is perceived as a nerdy, white person hobby and gangsta rap is perceived as the opposite?

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 8th Jan, 2014



Yeah, I figure it's about the contrast between the two and the absurdity of anime.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 8th Jan, 2014

Either way:
http://i.imgur.com/tVqmeno.jpg

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 9th Jan, 2014

https://24.media.tumblr.com/6ab20041dae932d4842683a19a4843c4/tumblr_mpn9kj1W451sokg1wo1_500.jpg

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 9th Jan, 2014

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcztvkHHrl1rrg5qho1_500.png

nos235

nos235 said on the 18th Jan, 2014

http://megalawlz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/come-to-the-dark-side-we-have-weed-snoo-dogg-darth-vader-funny-pictures.jpg

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 18th Jan, 2014



A lot of African Americans love anime.

The more you know.

nos235

nos235 said on the 18th Jan, 2014



This coming from an Aspie.

nos235

nos235 said on the 18th Jan, 2014



As mentioned in another thread it went into remission over 6 months ago. But thanks for your genuine concern.

nos235

nos235 said on the 18th Jan, 2014



My bad. I apologize. I meant sperm swallower not cum gargler - I know you wouldn't waste it by gargling and spitting.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 18th Jan, 2014

http://i.imgur.com/TqKi8rr.gif

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 18th Jan, 2014

http://i.imgur.com/ojHWaBj.gif

nos235

nos235 said on the 19th Jan, 2014

[youtube]G_eabpbzWJg[/youtube]

guyincognito

guyincognito said on the 29th Apr, 2014

did you really put since i left you at number 1?!? really!? i've seen plenty of ill-conceived 'top 50" lists in my life but this one definitely takes the cake. i understand that in australia you might have been overexposed to the avalanches as a group fourteen years ago, but globally they are virtually unknown. also, pointing out that their output dropped off is a really cheap way of rationalizing that their one album is 'overrated' (is the album overrated or is the band overrated? your point here is not clear).
do you sincerely think that since i left you is "the most overrated album of all time"? with all the overhyped garbage floating around in the world, do you really stand behind that vague, sweeping statement? since i left you doesn't even qualify as being "overrated" because its not even a well-known album. i understand your points about kid a. i accept your positions on nevermind. but, the avalanches!?! your underrated albums list had my chemical romance on it for god's sake!!! i can understand not enjoying the album on a personal level, but the claim you are making is not only wildly ill-informed and poorly researched, its just plain illogical. give the album another shot, dude. it is a gorgeous masterpiece, not a conversation piece. some of us actually listened to the album all the way through before we popped it out of our cd players. i understand it was an easy target to pick the avalanches as the #1 rather than nevermind, seeing as there are far fewer staunch avalanches fans than nirvana fans and you wouldn't catch as much flack, but i'm calling you out right here, right now. worst pick for #1 on any list i've ever read. no joke.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 29th Apr, 2014



It's an Australian website, so they were always looking at these albums from an Australian perspective. They're not too worried about how overrated an album is from a global perspective.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 29th Apr, 2014

did you really put since i left you at number 1?!? really!? i've seen plenty of ill-conceived 'top 50" lists in my life but this one definitely takes the cake. i understand that in australia you might have been overexposed to the avalanches as a group fourteen years ago, but globally they are virtually unknown. also, pointing out that their output dropped off is a really cheap way of rationalizing that their one album is 'overrated' (is the album overrated or is the band overrated? your point here is not clear).
do you sincerely think that since i left you is "the most overrated album of all time"? with all the overhyped garbage floating around in the world, do you really stand behind that vague, sweeping statement? since i left you doesn't even qualify as being "overrated" because its not even a well-known album. i understand your points about kid a. i accept your positions on nevermind. but, the avalanches!?! your underrated albums list had my chemical romance on it for god's sake!!! i can understand not enjoying the album on a personal level, but the claim you are making is not only wildly ill-informed and poorly researched, its just plain illogical. give the album another shot, dude. it is a gorgeous masterpiece, not a conversation piece. some of us actually listened to the album all the way through before we popped it out of our cd players. i understand it was an easy target to pick the avalanches as the #1 rather than nevermind, seeing as there are far fewer staunch avalanches fans than nirvana fans and you wouldn't catch as much flack, but i'm calling you out right here, right now. worst pick for #1 on any list i've ever read. no joke.

Of all the world's cool stories, this was the coolest.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 29th Apr, 2014



http://farm1.staticflickr.com/54/152189238_b018592212_o.jpg

Also, great to see you awoke from your eighteen-month coma.

empireship

empireship said on the 29th Apr, 2014

wait why is Bon Iver on this list? that doesn't make sense

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 29th Apr, 2014



Newsflash: your opinion is different to someone else's

Dewaltz

Dewaltz said this month on Sun 12th

let's not forget these other iconic albums that are also overrated:
adolescents - self titled
bad brains - rock for light
bob dylan - blonde on blonde
captain beefheart - trout mask replica
david bowie - ziggy stardust
dead boys - yound loud and snotty
dwarves - blood guts and pussy
fugazi - 13 songs
iron maiden - piece of mind
jesus and mary chain - psychocandy
lou reed - transformer
minutemen - double nickels on the dime
misfits - walk among us
motorhead - ace of spades
new york dolls - self titled
pixies - surfer rosa
ramones - rocket to russia
social distortion - self titled
stiff little fingers - inflammable material
stooges - funhouse
t rex - electric warrior
tom waits - nighthawks at the diner
x - los angeles

be sure to add these to the list also, you moronic douchebags!!!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said this month on Sun 12th

See you guys again for a first-post abuser in November 2015!

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said this month on Mon 13th





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RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said this month on Mon 13th

let's not forget these other iconic albums that are also overrated:
adolescents - self titled
bad brains - rock for light
bob dylan - blonde on blonde
captain beefheart - trout mask replica
david bowie - ziggy stardust
dead boys - yound loud and snotty
dwarves - blood guts and pussy
fugazi - 13 songs
iron maiden - piece of mind
jesus and mary chain - psychocandy
lou reed - transformer
minutemen - double nickels on the dime
misfits - walk among us
motorhead - ace of spades
new york dolls - self titled
pixies - surfer rosa
ramones - rocket to russia
social distortion - self titled
stiff little fingers - inflammable material
stooges - funhouse
t rex - electric warrior
tom waits - nighthawks at the diner
x - los angeles

be sure to add these to the list also, you moronic douchebags!!!

This screams "I'm a crustie with an edgy opinion on a library computer"

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said this month on Mon 13th

Had a bit more of a vibe of "year twelve common room" to me.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said this month on Mon 13th



I actually meant to put "wannabe" in front of crustie.

It definitely smacks of bravery regardless.

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