Top Ten Worst Albums by Good Artists

The Top Ten

1 Metallica - St. Anger

PLEAD READ! Don't be mislead by the beginning!
Now, it's okay to have 1 or 2 bad albums in your discography, look at the Beatles. Perhaps the greatest band of all time. They've had a few bad albums here and there like magical mystery tour, yellow submarine, but when you have such a great repertoire like the Beatles, you can be excused. But, this album shouldn't have really been made in my opinion. Metallica have made some "eh" albums like Load and Reload, but St. Anger is just bad. At least the majority of it that makes it bad. There are so many flaws with this album I can't begin to tell you. Don't hate on me, but there are some decent songs on here. Frantic, which is considered one of the worst Metallica songs, is in my opinion a decent song. Keep in mind that was just my OPINION! Anyway, Lar's drums sound really bad. Throughout the entire album you can obviously notice his snare sounds just horribly high and in a way, it sounds like he released the springs and tightened them up ...more - caseyk1218

To be honest, Magical Mystery Tour has some of The Beatles greatest songs, Strawberry Fields Forever, All You Need is Love, I Am the Walrus and it technically isn't even an album. - BigDaddyPeach

Metallica is a gret band, but this album killed them a little bit, it should not have even been recorded they had so many things going on, like james going to rehab. When you listen to RTL, MOP and AJFA they are so much better than this album, the only good songs are Frantic, St. anger and Some kind of monster, the rest get pretty boring. Whats with Lars's drums they sounded way different on this album, a real let down.

But they have got it back together with DM, which is one of my favs and looking foward to kore albums in the future! :D ROCK ON METALLICA! - dragon13304

I really agree that this album is the worst by Metallica. The started their career with an album like Ride the lightning and albums like M.O.P, kill EM'all,... And justice for all and some good albums but this album really isn't good at all. But they are learning from their mistakes by releasing Death magnetic. - Slashhead

I very nearly gave up on them with this. Thankfully they did right on Death Magnetic what they did wrong here. Sounding like an awful Metallica cover band, Lars sounds like he's banging on paint cans. Dreadfully amateurish from a band who should've known better. - truckturner

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2 Lulu - Metallica

My favorite Metal band of all time, just killed me inside. Metallica, are you ashamed? Remember Ride the Lightning, Kill 'em All, Justice for All, and Master of Puppets? HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?

What about the Black Album? I feel the same way that Metallica is pissing of their fans. - Powerfultekin

Two great artists clash and somehow this abomination is the end product? Every song is a mess, vocals are off tone, key, and enjoyment, instruments are weak or out of sync, and the songs themselves are just stupid. There was no songs on here that were good.
Heck, people even sent death threats due to how awful this album was.

Metallica are a great band, but this album is the worst piece I've heard in my entire life.

This album sucks that's no secret but this isn't a personal Metallica album so it should say Lou Reed and Metallica - Sabbath

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3 Guns N' Roses - The Spaghetti Incident?

Nothing compared to their other albums. - waterboy51

Way Better Than Chinese Democracy - BeatlesFan1964

Why couldn't they just right their own songs for the album? Its not like they can't right songs

I think the covers are great and show the interesting punk and hardcore inspiration that this band had. Nothing expected, like led zep or stones covers, rather rare stuff. I like it! - ChatonNoir

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4 Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven - Kid Cudi

I like this album - mixtapeweezy

Just terrible

5 Eminem - Relapse

Eminem is great, but this album sucks real hard... - thetoptens21

This album is amazing! - Eminem50CentFanForLife

Meh. Didn't enjoy this too much. - AlphaQ

This album is great. I didn’t enjoy the accents but MY GOD THE PRIDUCTION! WOW! DR DRE U ARE AWESOME! Listen to Old Times Sake, My Mom, Bagpipes From Baghdad, Medicine Ball and Same Song And Dance and tell me just how great the beats are. All the beats are fantastic though but those are my favorites. Also some great lyrics.

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6 Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem

How can a greatest hits CD be disappointing

Wasn't that good and quite disappointing since Eminem is great
Encore is the most disappointing album I knoe

7 Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns

I don't know why everybody hates this album. It's really not that bad, in fact, it's great if you come to think about it! Linkin park said they would change, and by heck they sure did. This album proved their true musicianship. Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVED hybrid theory and meteora, but this truly proved what they are capable of. This album features one of linkin park's only guitar solos, the catalyst which features some of the best drumming rob has ever done, and iridescent which features outstanding vocals and instruments. Though most people don't like this style of music, nobody can decline lp's musicianship. And according to when they come for me, "y'all outta stop talking, start trying to catch up, motherf... Meaning that you guys can't rat on them until you've reached the success they have. Thanks for reading, that is, of this paragraph that took me 10 minutes to type actually made it to the list, otherwise I just wasted some of my life. Speaking of which, why the ...more

Not a bad album. - Alpha101

I don't know why this is this high. This is there best album since meteora and has some really good tracks with an interesting unique style. If anything minutes to midnight should be here in its place

Their best album, I don't know what you people are talking about. - somelifeonaplanet

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8 V - Maroon 5

Why is Maroon 5 on this list? I was under the impression that a band had to be GOOD to be on this list. - somelifeonaplanet

Red Pill Blues is worse

It sucks so baddly

9 R. Kelly - Black Panties

With a name like "Black Panties" and the fact that it's by R. Kelly you should already know that you will be in for a nightmare. - DaWyteNight

10 Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreaks

this isn't the same kanye from graduation, late registration, or college dropout. He better come big with good a day in 2010

this isn't rap, its techno crap. why would he even relase this album it make me so mad - jaxballer9

The list said GOOD artists. - SoldierOfFortune

This is a great album lol - mixtapeweezy

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The Contenders

11 The Rolling Stones - Dirty Work

I'm surprised that this isn't in the top 20s. This album is just a bad album by a Great Band. But at least they made better albums after this. - Mumbizz01

12 Kanye West - Yeezus

Kanye is a great artist, but a real douche. That's why he's here

Kanye west is legendary, every single record, but Yeezus was a big fail!

I was highly disappointed in this

This is a legendary album - mixtapeweezy

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13 Tank - Sex Love and Pain 2
14 Nas - Nastradamus

The only one on the top 10 I can relate to. Nas is one of my favourite rappers but this was terrible, not really his fault though considering I Am... Was meant to be a double album but got bootlegged so he released this straight after I Am... And was rushed. But as good as Nas is, it is fair to say this is his worst

Nas is definitely one of my favorites but this is garbage. Nas critisized jay-z for how commerical he went on ether which is only a album removed from Nastradomus? This was a sellout atempt and a bad one at that. - Chris-1

Nas just might be my favorite rapper but theres no denying its a terrible album.Simpley should have never been made.

While it did fill a gap between illmatic and stillmatic this albumis the most disappointing crap by the 4th (? ) best rapper ever. (Should have been called "Fillmatic"

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15 Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

I don't know how this album got to number 5, it's a damn great album.

edit: Jesus, what was I thinking when I posted this comment? - Mumbizz01

16 Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
17 Mariah Carey - E=MC2

Carey dominates summer 2005 as "We Belong Together" stays at #1 for who knows how long... And then she drops this!

HORRIBLE follow up to the emancipation of mimi!

Mariah should better 2 solve d eqn E=mc2

18 Drake - Views

Well it's a decent album. If you want hate this so damn much and can't thing of something worse then your answer is SremmLife. (Lil B don't have an album and don't know Tyga albums) - AlphaQ

I really don't get why it gets such negative reviews even from Drake fans.
Drake is a good rapper who raps about personal relationships and experiences. This album is just that. I can understand some might say he is repeating himself and should do something new, but that doesn't mane this a bad album. Especially since all of his other albums and mixtapes have had good reviews, and all of a sudden the next one is considered to be bad, despite being Drake as we know him. - Martin_Canine

Not good. neither is scorpion. - mixtapeweezy

19 Usher - Looking 4 Myself
20 Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up

Eh Nicki isn't good to begin with...

Not a good artist but an atrocious one. However horrid album

Wait, so a reboot of a reboot of an awful album? You KNOW it's gonna suck!

I only like 1 Nicki Manaj song. Which is Fly - spodermanfan1000

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21 Queen - Hot Space

Queen are one of my favourite bands and every song is special in it's own right. Well, except Hot Space. The only good song from the entire album is Under Pressure, and even that song is a little overrated.

Even though this album is bad, we all should be glad it exists. Since it influenced Michael Jackson's Thriller which went on to sell 50 million copies. - Mumbizz01

Just Not Queen but has some classics

One song. One song! But this is still an okay’s queen. It’s good. But really the most underrated queen album...I wouldn’t call it a bad album or a letdown, just a little underrated and not as big as others! ❤️ - DaringXx

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22 Megadeth - Super Collider

Another great Megadeth album. Gets too much hate. At least it is better than, for example, Risk. - IronSabbathPriest

I don't know, this album sucks in my opinion. But I agree with you on it not being nearly as bad as Risk, which is dance metal - Tylerlangford1234

Great album! There's no such thing as bad Megadeth. - Songsta41

This should be higher than this...
We what thrash metal

23 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hey this was just their first album and they didn't have as much experience recording songs at the time. They were mainly comedic performers at the time.

24 Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

Hey this album should not be on here - nothingbutcool

I love Eminem. And this is one of his 3 classic albums. Relapse, although not a classic, shouldn't be on here either. They shall be replaced by recovery and encore!

Number one obviously! There's no competition here folks, just a lyrical genius at work...

This is his best - coryrevv

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25 Lil Wyte - No Sick Days

Sounded like he needed to take a sick day - DaWyteNight

26 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Lil Wayne wasn't even good to begin with!

I honestly think he's better than Nicki Minaj. Nicki Minaj makes Wayne sound like as though he were the next 2Pac.


Okay, Lil' Wayne is NOT a good artist, but the songs on this album suck, especially that horrible "A Milli" song.

A great album - mixtapeweezy

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27 Force of Habit - Exodus
28 Iron Maiden - No Prayer for the Dying

This album gets so much undeserved hate. When I came upon it, I never even knew it existed because it is nowhere to be found on Iron Maiden's best whatever lists, and I found it a very pleasant surprise. Iron Maiden has never made a bad album or even written a bad song for that matter. Songs like Mother Russia, No Prayer, Assassin, Fates Warning, Bring Your Daughter, Tailgunner, Holy Smoke, Public Enema Number One, Run Silent, and Hooks in You are all amazing songs. - Songsta41

29 Freaky Styley - Red Hot Chili Peppers
30 Linkin Park - Living Things
31 Nicole Scherzinger - Killer Love

Big Fat Lie is a way better album than this - DaWyteNight

32 Bob Dylan - Self Portrait

The album was actually meant to be a joke. Sometimes artists just get tried of being famous. - Mumbizz01

33 Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity

What the hell! This album is awesome! Trial Of Tears, New Millennium, Peruvian Skies, Lines In The Sand and Hollow years are all awesome songs! At least this album is better than, for example, Metallica's black album. - IronSabbathPriest

Whoever put this is out of their mind what

34 The Uplift Mofo Party Plan - Red Hot Chili Peppers

This album is epic - Sabbath

This album is awesome. - Sabbath

35 Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

I don't know how long this was on the list but I'm sure the person who put this here did not listen to Ghost Stories and A Head Full of Dreams. Non of the albums by Coldplay are that bad, but the two newest ones are definitely more pop than Mylo Xyloto

Ghost Stories should be here. Mylo Xyloto is an amazing concept album. Not one of Coldplay's best but definitely not their worst. Ghost Stories is not a bad album but its not that good either - hockeyvampire

Kinda mainstream but its not that bad it has some songs kinda like viva la vida with more technical stuff the lyrics are fine too but this shouldn't be here

Sorry but this is very good. - somelifeonaplanet

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36 Celtic Frost - Cold Lake

Now this is an awful album by a good band. What a giant slap in the face after releasing an amazing album. - Mumbizz01

37 Sandra - Art of Love

not the worst but very disappointing after The Wheel Of Time - Alexandr

38 Mother's Milk - Red Hot Chili Peppers

This was a great RHCP album that many consider their greatest work of the 80s, due to the excellent guitar work of new guitarist John Frusciante

Why! It is great RHCP album!

39 The Beatles - Yellow Submarine

This one's odd, considering Yellow Submarine isn't an album. Yellow Submarine was on Revolver! And then there was the animated movie called "Yellow Submarine", and the soundtrack (Made up of Beatles songs) was just a compilation of great Beatles songs!

Who are the Philistines voting for this!?

This one's odd, considering Yellow Submarine isn't an album. Yellow Submarine was on Revolver! And then there was the animated movie called "Yellow Submarine", and the soundtrack (Made up of Beatles songs) was just a compilation of great Beatles songs!

Who are the Philistines voting for this!?

Apparently only I liked this album - jack2244

The Beatles and this song is so overrated

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40 Johnny Gill - Still Winning
41 The 2nd Law - Muse

I still do not see why Muse can't go out of there lines and experiment with other genres. Among all the concept albums by Muse The 2nd Law is probably one of the best--lets be honest, at least it doesn't have any short tracks with no vocals like Drones, nor does it have a three part song like The Resistance. The only people who will vote for this are probably fans who are still butt hurt for the EDM experimentations and think "Black Holes and Revelations is the last good Muse album111! 111"

The 2nd Law is Muse's version of A Thousand Suns, so I understand why people don't like it, but I still think both albums are good - CabadePartyhunter

Muse gets annoying with the whining all the time but its not that bad to be on this listing

42 Invincible - Michael Jackson
43 Unkle - Never, Never, Land
44 Pink Floyd - The Division Bell

This is an amazing album. It has my favorite Pink Floyd song which is Poles Apart.

Great album! All songs there are quite good, except High Hopes, which is true masterpiece! - Merkwurdigliebe

Whoever added this album here obviously hasn't heard it, and is just messing around.

Why is THIS the highest Pink Floyd album? - JustAnotherUser_

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45 Rick Ross - Port of Mami

Trifecta of horrible artist, horrible album, horrible person, nothing good going on here. Better listen to Deadmau5 instead.

46 Gwar - Carnival of Chaos
47 Pusha T - Fear of God II: Let Us Pray
48 Madonna - MDNA

Only like 'I'm Addicted', the rest are awful! - mholland1997

Madonna at #3? Madonna isn't good to begin with... - Songsta41

Madonna sucks

Not bad, but not good. - Swellow

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49 T.I. - No Mercy
50 Britney Spears - Britney Jean

I used to be a pop music fan and a Britney fan. This album is responsible for killing my hopes in pop music

Britney was never good to begin with..

I love britney.. But I really don't know what's on spears's brain? Teamed up with will. I. Am and released this album? Lyrics are not really bad.. But the beats and the whole album are irritating

The album isn't that bad, but in comparison to her other work, it is.

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