Top Ten Overhated Albums by Great BandsPony These are those albums that get a lot of hate, but don't necessarily deserve it.
The Top Ten
I tend to like these "worst albums" by their respective bands. Virtual XI, St. Anger, Ummagumma. - Alkadikce
Another hated album. No guitar solos in a Metallica album sounds pretty bizarre, if you ask me. The steel drums don't help either. But, Lulu is 1000 times WORSE. - Pony
I didn't like it - EliHbk
I love this album! - BrobuskyV 1 Comment
Sandwiched in between two iconic albums, this is the only album to feature Dave Navarro, of Jane's Addiction fame. - Pony
I know it is not Weezer's best work, but it is not their worst album. We can all agree that Raditude makes Make Believe look like Pinkerton in comparison. - Pony
I will admit its not the best LZ album, but it still gets a lot of hate. At least "Fool In The Rain" is a good song. - Pony
The second half of the album is orchestral music from the 1968 film. That's what's to blame for this album being belittled. It's not a full album, technically. But it's still all beautiful music. - BKAllmighty
I know it was only the soundtrack and songs from previous albums, but that doesn't mean the album should get hate. - Pony
Why couldn't they just put their unreleased works as disc 1 and the soundtrack as disc 2 - marmalade_skies
No, this one sucks - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
Nickelback? Great? Hell no!
Stop hating on nickelback }:(
The legendary band has only one album that fans are critically divided on- Caress of Steel. While there are decent songs like "Bastille Day", there are not one, but TWO lengthy songs. Half of Rush fans like it; others hate it. I personally thought it was okay. - Pony
I'm part of the half that loves it. I might even call it one of their best albums! - Songsta41
Great album, but too many haters. Even the band dislikes the album! - Brobusky
This is actually a good album, the only reason why people don't like it is because it sounds different from their earlier albums. - Rorywilbren
I really like this album!
I know it's very different from their earlier albums, but Linkin Park was just experimenting.
And what's wrong with a band experimenting with a new sound?
It sounds surprisingly good.
It still sucks in my opinion. - Userguy44
As a diehard Radiohead fan, this is by FAR their worst album. Does that make it bad at all though? No, of course not. It's not nearly as much of a landmark as OK Computer, or Kid A, or even In Rainbows, but for the time it was made in, it's a solid rock album.
This album doesn't deserve the hate it gets, especially considering that this is their first album. It has a cool grunge-style sound and has some good songs, like Creep. - Rorywilbren
Many people hate it because although it is their first album, it is nothing compared to Kid A and Computer Head. I like their song "Creep", though. - Pony
I actually think Radiohead's less good album is The King Of Limbs, this is actually underratedV 1 Comment
It's so sad that such a talented band sold out like this. The intro to Changes is good, but aside from that, it's all too radio-friendly for them. - Songsta41
Hated because it changed the sound of Yes into a more radio friendlier sound. - Pony
How can you hate this? I don't understand. - BKAllmighty
While the 90's were an awful time for Maiden as a whole (and for metal in general), this album wasn't a reason for this. It isn't a great LP by any means, as Bayley was the wrong choice for the band (highlighted by songs like Sign Of The Cross where he drains the energy out of the songs) and it doesn't push the boundaries of the band's sound. However, it does have its good points, which are often overlooked. The tracklist is very solid here, thematically rich (particularly on a song like Fortunes Of War) and (for better or worse), a new vocalist seemed to quick in some energy into this tired band. It was a step in the right direction after two duds and still holds up, regardless of both the context it came out in and what it spawned (Virtual XI, anyone? ). Hopefully this album will be re-evaluated and will break the shackles of its poor reputation, but until then, this album remains an underrated gem from a brilliant band. - Mrveteran
X Factor is boring and mediocre overall, but Virtual XI was miles worse.
It is hated because some people generally didn't like the experimentation they did on this album. - Pony
Is hated just because it's between the two most hated Weezer albums (Make Believe and Raditude)
When you cut out 3 minutes from The Angel and the Gambler, you get an album better than The Number of the Beast (just my opinion, I know you will disagree). - Alkadikce
So glad to see this on the list. This is my personal favorite album from Oasis. The songs are massive and epic sounding. It's also a decently lengthy album being around 72 minutes long. It you look past the fact that this album is hated by a lot of the fans and the band themselves, it's truly a fantastic listen. The Gallagher brothers were not getting along during the recording of this album so I suppose they have an excuse for detesting the album. Regardless, still a masterpiece in my opinion. If you don't want to listen to the whole thing, at least listen to Stand by Me, Magic Pie or All Around the World. Definitely the highlights of the album.
I get it. Anette's voice is different than Tarja and Floor. That doesn't make her bad, though.
Some didn't like it as much as previous Metallica albums. - Pony
Hated because "the sound is weird" Now Metallica fanboys are a completely crybabies
It's great - Brobusky
In what world is Linkin Park even good, let alone great?
The album was hated back in the day and still is to an extent because fans claimed that Metallica "sold out" and became more mainstream.
It's a stupid reason to hate this album for 3 reasons:
1. You need to have metal bands in the mainstream because it's how you get more people into metal, otherwise the metal community would consist of nothing but hipsters who complain about a band who reaches a certain degree of success. Also having mainstream metal bands allows metal to be better understood by fans of other music genres.
2. Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden all had top 20 albums before Metallica released The Black Album, Pantera had a number 1 album in 1994.
3. Judas Priest changed their style to a more mainstream sound on the album Killing Machine and yet nobody complains. Megadeth did the same on the album Countdown To Extinction and while metal hipsters do make claims of "sell-out" towards Megadeth it does not seem to be as prevalent as the ...more - OC96
Not in the same level as American Idiot or Dookie but still a good album
Well it's not A Rush Of Blood To The Head but it's better than Mylo Xyloto and A Head Full Of Dreams
Similar case with RHCP's One Hot Minute. Smack dab between two iconic prog albums, this had too much to live up to after Awake. Then again, it ain't the band's fault entirely; executive meddling played a huge role in gutting it of what it could have been.
Now it's a fashion hate Linkin Park because their latest works aren't the same as Hybrid Theory when in this album is looks a lot to Hybrid Theory mixed with A Thousand Suns
Kiss Sucks - 12cc
They said is too poppy but (With the exception of Still Into You and Ain't It Fun) There are too rock songs here (Part II, Be Alone, Proof, Last Hope)
Not a bad album, just not so good as Absolution or Origin of Symmetry
I know this is the weakest Radiohead album with Pablo Honey, but come still be a good album
Well it's not WPSIAIWIN but not a bad album thought
The production was garbage but the songs are still good.
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Top Remixes (4)
2. Jugulator - Judas Priest
3. Ummagumma - Pink Floyd
2. St. Anger - Metallica
3. Lulu - Metallica and Lou Reed
2. Make Believe - Weezer
3. St. Anger - Metallica
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