Top Ten Most Overrated Albums

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1Thriller - Michael Jackson

Did Thriller invent disco? No. Did Thriller invent electro? No. There are plenty of albums in the early 1980's that should get more credit, albums by Prince, Motley Crue, ABBA, Pink Floyd. This album is just a mixbag of different genres that don't go well together. "Beat It" is a generic pseudo rock song which copies Rolling Stones tough guy lyricism and an Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo which did no justice to his career. "Thriller" ranks high in the grandiosity charts with Vincent Prince's monologue, monster movie shout-outs and repetitive melody. And in the song, MJ is more popular in it for screaming, not crooning! - RonaldHo

I have great respect for Michael and this he's a wonderful entertainer... but give me a break. This one was overrated.

Sarah Brightman's albums weren't though so idk why their on the list at all. - SierraNickole

Michael and Janet. Have been responsible for all the bloody choreographed dancing puppet acts for the last 30 years. He was a better singer when he was 7, it went down hill when he went solo. His albums owe more to the slick production than anything else. The pair of them have turned daytime/radio pop music programmes into sick over glammed over hyped money making gravey trains. It's the same formula now for over 30 years, ever since this collection of ponced up average sickly tunes hit the airways and video world. When will it ever end.

I like this album. Particularly "Want to be Startin' Something," "Beat It," and "Billie Jean." But it is far from being the best album ever. - BeatlesFan1964

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2A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds To Mars

Decent sound... if canned. The songs just do not flow very well... it really feels like they thought about a song first (likely 'A Beautiful Lie'), wrote it, and then completely forgot about it to write the next one in some random direction, as long as it comes out catchy and marketable.

And for the praise and attention this album got I don't think there's anything superb on here to justify it. So, definitely overrated. - PinkflASHES

deadgrass27 you are so right.
terrible band is terrible no doubt about it. idk why these abnormal people keep saying this band is so great. - ledzeppelin31493

30stm kinda sucks... really bad. how can this band be highly rated in the first place? - deadgrass27

Everybody is hating on this band just because Leto was an actor before he became a musician, Leto stated that he wanted to become a musician first, acting was just something he enjoyed

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3Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

Who are the kids voting for this? Are you kidding me? This album is a classic rock album go back to listening to overrated Michael jackson.

Totally disagree this is overrated. Even if you don't care for Stairway, these are great songs that any band in the world would love to have on their resume.
Black Dog
When the Levee Breaks
Going to California

Led Zeppelin is great band but band and this album is overrated

One good song. Black Dog. Stairway to Heaven is just awful, and the rest of it is just their not-so-good. Another thing I don't get is that everyone loves this whole album just for Stairway to Heaven! Well, I like potatoes, onions, and some other vegetables, but when I buy them, I don't pull the vegetable aisle of the wall and drag it home with me! That would be as pointless as buying the whole album. - PositronWildhawk

"When The Levee Breaks" is great too. I'm starting to like that one better than Stairway. It's possible, I don't know. - MontyPython

4...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
5Dangerously In Love - Beyonce

This should be much higher on the list. This album made her fans insane.

It's high on this list now. This album is where the insanity of the beyhive began.

6Good Girl Gone Bad - Rihanna

Obviously going to be overrated because she is a pop singer. I personally don't thnk any of her songs are THAT good, I mean, I do like her OLD songs because they weren't that bad. But the song she brings out today are just terrible. I don't know why anyone listens to her.

7American Idiot - Green Day

This is a great album. It has great songs. Every emo loves it and people just like it over all.

A mediocre album by a mediocre band

I love this album... But Green Day Fans often overrate this

8Metallica - Metallica

This is an epic album but is liked a lot more than it should. - IronMainiac666

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9Fearless - Taylor Swift

All of Taylor songs have started to sound the same to be honest. And she is way over played did not enjoy this album that much at all. And why is American idiot on here!?!? One of the greatest albums of all time in any genre!

I love TS but the album is painfully overrated,the AOTY win at the grammys was the most painful for me.RED and SPEAK NOW are far SUPERIOR,I have the same opinion on 1989,I enjoy most of her work though I'm a rock fan majorly but this is her weakest album and didn't deserve all it got

10Reign in Blood - Slayer

Critics say "This is the heaviest metal album of all time" even though Kreator released an even heavier album the exact same year this one came out.

The Newcomers

?25 - Adele
?1989 - Taylor Swift

The Contenders

11Superunknown - Soundgarden
12I Am...Sasha Fierce - BeyonceV1 Comment
13Harem - Sarah Brightman
14Iowa - Slipknot
15Nimrod - Green Day
16Born This Way - Lady GagaV1 Comment
17Stripped - Christina Aguilera

Really, Christina Aguilera is fairly overrated. Her "Singing" sounds like a bear. In general, so what about her pop? None of her albums are anything special [Like The Beatles] or Groundbreaking [Madonna].

18Low Key - Regine Velasquez
19Some Gave All - Billy Ray Cyrus
20Pink Friday - Nicki Minaj
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