Top Ten Good Albums With Bad Tracklists

This is the one problem I’ve found to consistently bother me with most albums I listen to. Even if the album is a masterpiece at heart, a lot of the time I just can’t find myself to be able to get used to the tracklist. These are those good albums I find to have the worst tracklists.

Note: a lot of the time, the issue for me lies in that the closer is not well implemented, and I feel that another song from the same album or something would’ve made a way better closer.

The Top Ten

1 Ænema - Tool

If you enjoy an album how do does it have bad tracks? - ParasN2000

Maybe because of all of the stupid, pointless, filler interludes that I hate so damn much... - NightmareCinema

(-) ions, Intermission and Die Eier Von Satan are the only ones that I'm fine with being there. - cjWriter1997

2 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth

I think The Conjuring should be the penultimate track and the title track could open the album. - Alkadikce

With this album, the songs just seem to jump around a lot. I feel like it would’ve worked better with Good Mourning/Black Friday as a penultimate track. Plus I’m not a fan of Wake Up Dead opening up the album - NightmareCinema

3 Systematic Chaos - Dream Theater

What in the hell was the point in separating both parts of In The Presence Of Enemies? It doesn’t work when you split them into two parts across the album. Maybe it coulda worked if it was on an EP or something with one or two songs in between both parts of it, but when it’s split across an entire full length album, it just doesn’t, at all. Plus, the full song just works way better than putting it in two parts.

Apart from that, the rest of the tracklist is pretty meh to me. But this damn near ruins the album. Thank god for Spotify playlists. - NightmareCinema

4 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

I really am not a fan of the way the album progresses, the weaker and stronger tracks are just all over the place and it’s a bit of a mess. With Load by Metallica, the weaker tracks were at least concentrated into one place. Here it’s just sorta jumbled - NightmareCinema

I think it is the opposite. The half of the album that is considered the worse is side-by-side in the middle. - Alkadikce

5 Load - Metallica

As mentioned above, the weaker tracks are all concentrated into one place, which I’m not a fan of, although I marginally prefer it to having the weak and strong tracks scattered across the album, I still really don’t like sitting through a long low point of the album that probably could’ve been cut out and made an EP on its own. - NightmareCinema

6 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera

It’s sorta the same case as Powerslave where the album is just kinda scattered and jumbled. Plus, I feel like Cemetery Gates would’ve made a way better closer than The Art Of Shredding - NightmareCinema

7 Death Magnetic - Metallica

I absolutely adore this album. But I really dislike the fact that they used My Apocalypse to close this album off. I feel like they just should’ve kept Rebel Of Babylon on the initial album and made that the closer instead, and the rest of the tracklisting just doesn’t have a very good flow in my opinion. - NightmareCinema

8 Morningrise - Opeth

Nightmare Cinema:::: Totally disagree with Black Rose Immortal as the closing track, it's over 15 mins long and drags a lot to the point of boredom. To bid you Farewell is a perfect closer.

I honestly just think Black Rose Immortal would’ve made a great closer, not To Bid You Farewell. - NightmareCinema

9 Train of Thought - Dream Theater

All I really feel like for this is to switch Honor Thy Father and Endless Sacrifice. Have the heavier tracks first and then move forward to the more progressive tracks - cjWriter1997

Tracklists are the one place I find DT to fall flat in sometimes. I don’t know how to explain it, but the tracklisting on this album just doesn’t flow well. - NightmareCinema

10 2112 - Rush

The title track shoulda closed the album, not Something For Nothing. - NightmareCinema

The Contenders

11 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

Wait... I added this? It's a bad album with a bad tracklist

Edit: not a bad album, just mediocre by Iron Maiden standards. - Alkadikce

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