Top Ten Most Overrated Albums

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The Top Ten

1 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

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

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

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.

To be honest this album is really overrated I only liked half of the songs on it
Which were

Black Dog
Rock and Roll
Stairway to Heaven
Misty Mountain Hop

The other tracks weren't as good as the others weren't very good - christangrant

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4 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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5 Dangerously In Love - Beyonce

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

This album was not that bad, her albums after this just got worse and worse (with the exception of 4) - DaWyteNight

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

6 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

7 Good Girl Gone Bad - Rihanna

I used to have this album when I was a kid, because, well, it was on the radio all the time, so it made me think I liked it. Going back now, this album is horrible! Breaking dishes is one of the most annoying songs I've ever heard. The few good songs are only good because of the production. I still wish that somebody who was actually talented had sang Umbrella instead of rihanna! - DaWyteNight

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 Butterfly - Mariah Carey

Well, hey, even out of her prime, she still sounds better than most pop stars nowadays.

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

The Newcomers

? Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots
? Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold

The Contenders

11 Harem - Sarah Brightman
12 To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

why? - dankguy1

13 I Am...Sasha Fierce - Beyonce V 1 Comment
14 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 Led Zeppelin lV - Led Zeppelin

It's so overrated that its on the list twice - christangrant

16 Low Key - Regine Velasquez
17 Pink Friday - Nicki Minaj
18 Metallica - Metallica

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

The album that started it all, the "singer who can't sing" thing. - DaWyteNight

What are these kids voting for? this album is amazing what. there's no bad songs here at all.

19 Born This Way - Lady Gaga V 1 Comment
20 The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey
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