Top Ten Overhated Albums by Great Bands

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21 A Head Full of Dreams - Coldplay
22 Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park

In what world is Linkin Park even good, let alone great?

23 Metallica (The Black Album) - Metallica

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

24 Slipknot - Slipknot
25 Ghost Stories - Coldplay

Well it's not A Rush Of Blood To The Head but it's better than Mylo Xyloto and A Head Full Of Dreams

26 Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay
27 V - Maroon 5
28 Falling Into Infinity - Dream Theater

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.

29 Load - Metallica
30 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day

Not in the same level as American Idiot or Dookie but still a good album

31 Warning - Green Day
32 Music from the Elder - Kiss V 1 Comment
33 Invisible Touch - Genesis
34 Dark Passion Play - Nightwish
35 Showbiz - Muse
36 The Q-Music Sessions - Within Temptation
37 Kings of Suburbia - Tokio Hotel
38 Adore - The Smashing Pumpkins
39 Abacab - Genesis
40 Reload - Metallica
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