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

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

Oh yeah it's so boring. - ChatonNoir

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2 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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3 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.

What the hell was going through their heads when they decided to do this crap?

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4 Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold

Was this awful garbage not on the list? - christangrant

5 Illud Divinum Insanus - Morbid Angel
6 Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven - Kid Cudi V 1 Comment
7 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

Great album, some of his best work, but people always hate style change... - mtndewlord

Just Horrible This and Yeezus stink

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8 Linkin Park - Recharged

This lists says good artists though... - Lucretia

9 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

10 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

Encore was a eh, but this album was worse. He was complety out of his mind when recording this album. 4 years and this is what we get. - Mumbizz01

The Newcomers

? Everything Now - Arcade Fire

The Contenders

11 V - Maroon 5 V 1 Comment
12 R. Kelly - Black Panties
13 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 album got so much hype. But it wasn't really good. Besides Kanye West is getting downhill and The Life of Pablo wasn't so good either. I think everything got bad after Watch the Throne.
So Yeezus *sigh*: 3/5 - AlphaQ

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14 Tank - Sex Love and Pain 2
15 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

16 Van Halen - Van Halen III

The guy on the cover is waiting to be shot after hearing this awful album. - Mumbizz01

From after the infamous Van Hagar, where every album hit #1 only for sounding like an extended Pepsi ad.

This career killer was a Van Failin'!

17 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!

Nicki Minaj has like three atrocius albums... - Lucretia

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18 Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
19 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

20 Usher - Looking 4 Myself
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Top Remixes (11)

1. Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Illud Divinum Insanus - Morbid Angel
3. Linkin Park - Recharged
1. Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven - Kid Cudi
2. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem
3. V - Maroon 5
1. R. Kelly - Black Panties
2. Tank - Sex Love and Pain 2
3. Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel

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