Top 10 Albums that Were Hated by The Artists that Made Them

christangrant
These albums were hated by the artist who made them either because they were bad or for other reasons.

if you are going add a album to this list please give a reason as too why the band hated the album.

The Top Ten

1 Never Say Die - Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne, who was subsequently fired, called this "the worst piece of work that I've ever had anything to do with. I'm ashamed of that album. I think it's disgusting."

Geezer Butler later admitted the title was completely tongue in cheek, as Black Sabbath sank into chemical, creative and interpersonal difficulties. None of that made for a great album. - christangrant

2 It's Hard - The Who

Roger Daltrey:"'It's Hard' should never have been released, I had huge rows with Pete [Townshend]. I said, ‘Pete, this is just a complete piece of s*** and it should never come out! '" - christangrant

He also said that Eminence Front was the only song worthy of release. I agree with him. - Gg2000

3 Let It Be - The Beatles

John Lennon: "Given the s***iest load of badly-recorded s*** with a lousy feeling to it ever, he made something of it."

This was his complaint after Paul McCartney openly groused about the "Wall of Sound" approach favored by producer Phil Spector - christangrant

4 Nevermind - Nirvana

After the success of this album the band members got tired of being requested to play Smells Like Teen Spirit and started to show disdain towards this album which shows because their next album is very different from this one In Utero had a more Raw sound while Nevermind had a more commercial sound which the band hated.

Kurt even said "It's closer to a Motley Crue Record than it is a Punk Rock record" - christangrant

5 Never Let Me Down - David Bowie

I think he hated both this and Tonight about the same for the exact reason- he was sacrificing his art for the sake of being a pop star. - Gg2000

6 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen spent years working on this project and months on the title track alone trying to fashion the "greatest rock 'n' roll record ever made." He didn't feel it was there yet, initially calling 'Born to Run' the "worst piece of garbage" he'd ever heard. Producer Jon Landau thought otherwise, and convinced Springsteen to finally release the album. - christangrant

7 Pinkerton - Weezer

Rivers doesn't hate this album anymore I believe. - cjWriter1997

Most likely. This guy should learn to respect himself more by now. - Undistinguished

8 Be Here Now - Oasis

Noel Gallagher hates the album, admitting it was a mess. Liam Gallagher, however, liked it and didn't see what the problem was. - Gg2000

9 Cold Lake - Celtic Frost

You may find that this album is the only album Celtic Frost didn't remaster, no it's not because of record label issues its because the band hated this album and Tom has also said it was the "absolute worst I could do in my lifetime." He has also called it "an utter piece of s***" and "possibly the worst album ever created in heavy music." - christangrant

10 Mondo Bizarro - Ramones

Johnny Ramone had stated that he "didn't like it at all" in the documentary 'End of the Century'. All though Mondo Bizarro is my personal fourth favorite by The Ramones. - Mumbizz01

The Contenders

11 Encore - Eminem

He’ll be hating revival way more than this one

"Looking back on it now, there was some pretty mediocre things that I was putting out,” Is what Eminem said about the album after years of it coming out he also stated that:
“When I was making ‘Encore’, my addiction took on a life of its own.”


and his mentor Dr. Dre even laughed at him while he was making songs for the album. - christangrant

12 Hot Space - Queen

Thanks to whoever added this it seems that Brian May and Roger Taylor hated the sound of this album. - christangrant

13 Chelsea Girl - Nico
14 The Final Cut - Pink Floyd

David Gilmour said 'The Final Cut' was poorer for it. Waters resorted to completing the project with "cheap filler of the kind we hadn't put on a Pink Floyd album in years," Gilmour said. "It could have been a great album, but it's unbalanced." - christangrant

15 Around the Sun - R.E.M.
16 One by One - Foo Fighters

When Dave Grohl was discussing about this album he said "Four of the songs were good, and the other seven I never played again in my life." - christangrant

17 Their Satanic Majesties Request - The Rolling Stones

This was the first album I thought of when I saw this list. Keith Richards called it "a load of crap" and only likes three songs on the album- She's a Rainbow, 2000 Lightyears From Home, and Citadel. - Gg2000

18 Music from The Elder - Kiss
19 Pop - U2

U2 guitarist the Edge admitted. "It was a crazy period trying to mix everything and finish recording and having production meetings about the upcoming tour. If you can't mix something, it generally means there's something wrong with it." - christangrant

20 Loaded - The Velvet Underground
21 Ooh La La - Faces

I know Rod Stewart didn't contribute much to the album, but I never heard about anyone hating it. - Gg2000

22 Love Beach - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
23 Cut the Crap - The Clash
24 Strictly Personal - Captain Beefheart
25 Miu Album - The Beach Boys
26 Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
27 The Smiths - The Smiths

Who hated it? I'm asking because I don't know if any of the band members do hate it. - Gg2000

28 Angles - The Strokes
29 The Great Escape - Blur
30 Leisure - Blur
31 Transit of Venus - Three Days Grace

Adam Gontier said this about the album. " "The music really wasn't coming from the heart. I can say that on the record 'Transit of Venus,' there's maybe one or two songs that actually do come from my heart, but a lot of songs have been written just for radio and for fans, you know, to relate to. Quite a bit of it just adds up to the fakeness of the whole industry and how you're writing hits for other people and not for yourself -- and that's really what the band was, has been all about." - SomePersonYouHate

32 St. Anger - Metallica

I don't think Metallica hated this album, I think more so they hated recording this album - christangrant

33 Forbidden - Black Sabbath
34 The Least Successful Human Cannonball - Destruction
35 Love is for Suckers - Twisted Sister
36 Diabolus in Musica - Slayer

Kerry King has said that this is his least favorite album he worked on. - christangrant

37 Saturday Night Wrist - Deftones
38 Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing - Strapping Young Lad

Townsend has repeatedly expressed his distaste for the recording. He dismissed the album in the liner notes of the record's 2006 reissue, contending that it contained only two great songs. He also deemed its production poor in interviews, referring to the album as "basically a collection of demos that were remixed". When Century Media advertised the reissue of Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing as the "rebirth of a genre-defying classic", Townsend called it "record company bulls***" - christangrant

39 With Sympathy - Ministry
40 Mardi Gras - Creedence Clearwater Revival

All three members hated it, John Fogerty because he thought it was weak, and Stu Cook & Doug Clifford because they were mad at Fogerty for not contributing enough to the album. I believe it is their only album that didn't get remastered in 2008. - Gg2000

41 Between the Buttons - The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger called the album "a load of rubbish" because he was disappointed in the sound quality and he thought the songwriting was somewhat weak. He said that the only song on the album he likes is Back Street Girl. - Gg2000

42 Ummagumma - Pink Floyd

When describing it, Roger Waters said, "What a disaster! ". David Gilmour called it "horrible", while Nick Mason said that it was a "failed experiment", and that "the most significant thing is that we didn't do it again". - Gg2000

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