Top Ten Most Overrated Albums


The Top Ten

1 Thriller - Michael Jackson Thriller - 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

What did he changed with his music and this album? If he really changed music it's for sure that he changed music for the worse ( just look at all this bad pop artists that came after him ). Music was good in the fifties ( the birth of Rock ), the sixties and in the seventies. After this so-called best eighties album, pop music became worser and worser. Is that the benefic change of his music?

He is responsible for ruining rock music. All of these awkward singers today exist because of him-_-

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2 A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds To Mars A 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

Why... Is Zoso on this list and three fourths of people reading this are wondering what Zoso is. It's a shame.

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3 Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

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

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.

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 Fearless - Taylor Swift Fearless - 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

5 Dangerously In Love - Beyonce Dangerously 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.

6 Nevermind - Nirvana Nevermind - Nirvana

Great songs for the most part, but not flawless. A few pixies rip offs. The worst track is Smells Like Teen Spirit. - Caleb9000

Mainly people just like it is because of teen spirit

Mainly teen spirit? The best sure, but in bloom, come as you are, lithium?!?!? Indeed a great album

Should be in the top 10 at least - christangrant

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7 Good Girl Gone Bad - Rihanna Good 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.

8 American Idiot - Green Day American 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

9 ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
10 Metallica - Metallica Metallica - Metallica

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

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The Contenders

11 Iowa - Slipknot Iowa - Slipknot
12 Harem - Sarah Brightman Harem - Sarah Brightman
13 Reign in Blood - Slayer Reign 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.

So over rated. Slayer has albums better then this, but this gets all the credit. Remember, heavier doesn't equal better.

14 Stripped - Christina Aguilera Stripped - 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].

15 I Am...Sasha Fierce - Beyonce I Am...Sasha Fierce - Beyonce V 1 Comment
16 Low Key - Regine Velasquez Low Key - Regine Velasquez
17 Superunknown - Soundgarden Superunknown - Soundgarden
18 Born This Way - Lady Gaga Born This Way - Lady Gaga V 1 Comment
19 Nimrod - Green Day Nimrod - Green Day
20 Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
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