Most Overrated Classic Rock Albums


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1Revolver - The Beatles

Just because someone gives an opinion on a album of " The Beatles " doesn't mean that he is a troll. This album is overrated for many things. First of all the cover design. Everybody is talking like this is an " out of this world " cover design. Truth is that the drawning is really ugly. Second, the music, the song " Taxman " isn't a great song ( for the era there were more great songs of the " freakbeat " type and certainly better songs than " Taxman " ). " Love you to ", " Here, there and everywhere ", " for no one ", " I want to tell you " are boring songs. " Yellow Submarine " and " Good day Sunshine " are childish ridiculous songs. " Tomorrow never knows ", " Eleanor Rigby " and " I'm only sleeping " and " She said, she said " are the only songs that are standing out. The rest is just ok without being exeptional. For a group like The Beatles you would have expected more but they didn't with this album. But of course " the Beatles fans " will NEVER agree on that and " trolling " ...more

Only notable song from the album is the Tomorrow Never Knows, but the rest of lists considered this album to the best Beatles album... - somekindofaguy

Thanks for starting the list with an absurd choice which reveals a better definition than the title. - Billyv

Wow, what a troll. - peaceswagtv

Wow, I can't believe you. I don't know rock as well as you do, but calling a list a troll over albums that are MEANT to be on the list (I don't exactly agree with the #1) is plain overreacting. - SwagFlicks

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2Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
3Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Master of Reality is 100.000 times better than this! - somekindofaguy

Black Sabbath 4 is their best album.

4London Calling - The Clash

Only their first album is worth to listen. London Calling is indeed overrated. Sounds so mainstream for a so called punk band.

5Led Zeppelin - Led ZeppelinV2 Comments
6Exile On Main St. - The Rolling Stones
7Nevermind - Nirvana

This user is some kind of a guy that probably religiously listens to Jacob Sartorius and Justin Bieber screech.

You saw my other lists? Did you ever noticed I mentioned somewhere Justin Bieber? Then go away, probably you said this because this true on you... - somekindofaguy

So somekindofguy isn't allowed to have an opinion? Elitists everywhere. - IronSabbathPriest

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8Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
9The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground
10Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin

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11A Night at the Opera - Queen

Before I start, I must say that I love Queen, and I think this is one of their best albums. However, I do think it does get slightly overrated. While most of the tracklist is quite good, only two songs truly stand out, Bohemian Rhapsody & You're My Best Friend. The rest isn't as strong and there is some filler (Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon) as well as some utterly daft songs (I'm In Love With My Car in which Roger Taylor discusses the love for his automobile - seriously). The tracklist is somewhat uneven for an album this acclaimed and especially for Queen, who have delivered far more consistent LPs in their time. That's not to say it's a bad album though. Again, being overrated doesn't necessarily mean bad. It's still well produced, the track listing is still mostly good and I like how it is one of Queen's most diverse albums musically. There's hard rock, folk rock, piano ballads, love songs & gospel too. A very good album, even if it is slightly overrated. - Mrveteran

Of everything here, this one is the most drastically overrated, and also drastically overpraised and overplayed.

12Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
13Rubber Soul - The BeatlesV1 Comment
14Marquee Moon - Television

Nobody on earth thinks this is the greatest album ever, except for the moms of the group members.

Everybody thinks it's the greatest album ever, but it really isn't anything

@PetSounds no, maybe this album wasn't a commercial hit, but all of the critics are incredibly good 'bout this album, however the songs are very lame and mediocre. - somekindofaguy

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15Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
16Raw Power - Iggy & the Stooges

It's infleuntail, but I fealt that the whole album felt just really empty. funhouse has enough enegry to make it passable, but this is the most ovverated album I've heard so far. - RecklessGreed

17Pet Sounds - The Beach BoysV1 Comment
18Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
19The Wall - Pink Floyd
20Countdown to Extinction - Megadeth
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Top Remixes

1. Raw Power - Iggy & the Stooges
2. Marquee Moon - Television
3. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
1. Revolver - The Beatles
2. Nevermind - Nirvana
3. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin



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