Most Overrated Classic Rock Albums


The Top Ten

1 Revolver - The Beatles Revolver - The Beatles

Just because someone gives an opinion on a album of " The Beatles " doesn't mean that he is a troll. This album is overrated for many things. First of all the cover design. Everybody is talking like this is an " out of this world " cover design. Truth is that the drawning is really ugly. Second, the music, the song " Taxman " isn't a great song ( for the era there were more great songs of the " freakbeat " type and certainly better songs than " Taxman " ). " Love you to ", " Here, there and everywhere ", " for no one ", " I want to tell you " are boring songs. " Yellow Submarine " and " Good day Sunshine " are childish ridiculous songs. " Tomorrow never knows ", " Eleanor Rigby " and " I'm only sleeping " and " She said, she said " are the only songs that are standing out. The rest is just ok without being exeptional. For a group like The Beatles you would have expected more but they didn't with this album. But of course " the Beatles fans " will NEVER agree on that and " trolling " ...more

Only notable song from the album is the Tomorrow Never Knows, but the rest of lists considered this album to the best Beatles album... - somekindofaguy

Thanks for starting the list with an absurd choice which reveals a better definition than the title. - Billyv

This is my favorite album of all time. I didn't understand why everyone liked it at first though. - BeatlesFan1964

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2 Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
3 Nevermind - Nirvana Nevermind - Nirvana

So somekindofguy isn't allowed to have an opinion? Elitists everywhere. - IronSabbathPriest

This user is some kind of a guy that probably religiously listens to Jacob Sartorius and Justin Bieber screech.

You saw my other lists? Did you ever noticed I mentioned somewhere Justin Bieber? Then go away, probably you said this because this true on you... - somekindofaguy

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4 Paranoid - Black Sabbath Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Master of Reality is 100.000 times better than this! - somekindofaguy

Black Sabbath 4 is their best album.

5 London Calling - The Clash London Calling - The Clash

Only their first album is worth to listen. London Calling is indeed overrated. Sounds so mainstream for a so called punk band.

6 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin V 2 Comments
7 Exile On Main St. - The Rolling Stones Exile On Main St. - The Rolling Stones
8 Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
9 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground
10 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin

The Contenders

11 Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
12 Rubber Soul - The Beatles Rubber Soul - The Beatles V 1 Comment
13 Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
14 Raw Power - Iggy & the Stooges Raw Power - Iggy & the Stooges

" Funhouse " is from the second Stooges album and not included in " Raw Power ". " Search and Destoy " is the track that stands out on the " Raw Power " album. The rest is ok ( certainly not bad ) but the album as a whole is indeed a little bit overrated.

It's infleuntail, but I fealt that the whole album felt just really empty. funhouse has enough enegry to make it passable, but this is the most ovverated album I've heard so far. - RecklessGreed

15 Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys V 1 Comment
16 A Night at the Opera - Queen A Night at the Opera -  Queen

Before I start, I must say that I love Queen, and I think this is one of their best albums. However, I do think it does get slightly overrated. While most of the tracklist is quite good, only two songs truly stand out, Bohemian Rhapsody & You're My Best Friend. The rest isn't as strong and there is some filler (Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon) as well as some utterly daft songs (I'm In Love With My Car in which Roger Taylor discusses the love for his automobile - seriously). The tracklist is somewhat uneven for an album this acclaimed and especially for Queen, who have delivered far more consistent LPs in their time. That's not to say it's a bad album though. Again, being overrated doesn't necessarily mean bad. It's still well produced, the track listing is still mostly good and I like how it is one of Queen's most diverse albums musically. There's hard rock, folk rock, piano ballads, love songs & gospel too. A very good album, even if it is slightly overrated. - Mrveteran

Of everything here, this one is the most drastically overrated, and also drastically overpraised and overplayed.

17 Marquee Moon - Television Marquee Moon - Television

Nobody on earth thinks this is the greatest album ever, except for the moms of the group members.

Everybody thinks it's the greatest album ever, but it really isn't anything

@PetSounds no, maybe this album wasn't a commercial hit, but all of the critics are incredibly good 'bout this album, however the songs are very lame and mediocre. - somekindofaguy

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18 Astral Weeks - Van Morrison Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
19 Appetite for Destruction - Guns' N' Roses Appetite for Destruction - Guns' N' Roses
20 Countdown to Extinction - Megadeth Countdown to Extinction - Megadeth
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Raw Power - Iggy & the Stooges
2. Marquee Moon - Television
3. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
1. Nevermind - Nirvana
2. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
3. Revolver - The Beatles
1. Nevermind - Nirvana
2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. A Night at the Opera - Queen

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