Worst Albums of All Time

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61 Metallica and Lou Reed - Lulu

Trash. Utter junk. Absolutely terrible. These simple phrases do not do this album justice when trying to describe just how terrible it is. Coming from two artists that are very iconic in Rock, this is a huge slap in the face. The guitar riffs are throwaway riffs you hear on an average demo tape. The drum beats drag, and don't fit a good majority of the time. Hetfield's backing vocals are out of place, and Reed's lead vocals don't even fit the picture. The lyrics can be unbearably stupid, and the album is just atrocious. One reviewer put it best. "If the Red Hot Chili Peppers acoustically covered the 12 worst Primus songs for Starbucks, it would still be (slightly) better than this." Have I made my point yet?

While many of the albums on this list have their fans, whether that is good or not, this one just doesn't. It is unanimously terrible. Metallica is good, Lou Reed is good, but like water and oil, they don't mix. It doesn't have a focus, Lou Reed's narration is lost in the metal, and the metal is lost on the vocals. Not to mention "I AM THE TABLE"...

The only thing that destroyed this album was Lou Reed's vocals. I bet it would have been better without his vocals. He sounds like a drunk guy.

Probably the worst metal album ever. - AlphaQ

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62 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Soundtrack) - Various Artists

Why is this on the list? - Bigpickleman

Thriller musnt be on this list

63 Teenage Emotions - Lil Yachty

Don't get the album - PanicFan

64 Abbey Road - The Beatles

Whoever put this here is evil

Overrated band clearly out of ideas and inspiration by this point. Side one is filled with children's nursery rhymes such as "Bing Bang Maxwell's Silver Hammer" and "I'd Like To Be Under the Sea in an Octopus's Garden". LOL. What a load! Side two is just a bunch of lame, half-arsed ideas poorly cobbled together as a "medley". Thank god Yoko Ono turned Lennon into a heroin addict and made him quit the band.

I'm losing faith in this site

Dissapointment to Music! So many better Bands out there(metallica,nirvana,Pink Floyd,Linkin Park,Green Day and by a million miles,Radiohead and Oasis.The Beatles disgrace Britain! - Lord28

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65 Careless World: Rise of the Last King - Tyga

GaH. Tyga's songs in this one were garbage as usual. - AlphaQ

66 Lukas Graham - Lukas Graham
67 Reflection - Fifth Harmony
68 Second-Hand Smoke - Sublime
69 Purpose - Justin Bieber

I still can't get over Bieber's auto-tuned / chipmunk / robotic voice whatever. Besides the songs aren't really special like others say, it is the same laddy daddy lovey-dovey generic dance-pop. Give Bieber a chance? Over my dead body. This "kid" has no talent whatsoever, and what a garbage personality that lots of stupid people fall for.

By the way, looking at the article "Geography of Bieber Fever" (something like that), Washington, Hawaii, and Vermont are among the states with the least Bieber fans. Washington, Hawaii, and Vermont are smart, be like them!

Not Justin's worst, I mean he has improved from his previous albums, but it still sucks, some of the songs are catchy but that's all. Nothing special to this album, still sucks but not as much as the other ones.

This album is good. There, I said it. The production in each track is OK, the lyrics in each song are not bad, and Justin Bieber finally sounds like an adult in this album. I see no reason in putting this album here. The only reason people hated this album was because Justin Bieber made it. If they actually listened to Purpose and really reviewed it, I doubt that they would put it in this list. - TheMusicNerd

To be fair, this along with modern-Justin Bieber is decent. - AlphaQ

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70 Rebirth - Lil Wayne

Its like Wayne didn't know what he was going for here. Other than the excellent Drop The World, which was saved by Em, this was almost like a really bad rock-rap album. Like take Knockout, for example. It was absolutely terrible. The guitar line just gets stuck in your head, and what is Nicki Minaj even doing in the song? She adds nothing. I don't even like Wayne, but this was awful. I Am Not A Human Being Was wayy better.

How bad is this album? Well, just look up Lil Wayne playing the guitar on YouTube. That should tell you everything you need to know about it. - Zach808

71 1989 - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift doing grunge, punk, or hair metal? That sounds horrifying. Thank god she stuck to pop or else we would've had a disaster on our hands even worse than that year's Hot 100. - Zach808

Oh, come on. This album was great. I'm not a Taylor Swift fan, but even I'll admit that this album was good.

This album isn't anything special, but she does actually write her own music without any help from anyone else. You have to give her credit for that.

I'd rather be in the year 1989. At least they had GOOD music then, and not BS like this. - Punkrockandmetal

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72 Doo-Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars

This is a good album it shouldn't be this high.

I accidentally clicked on this. - RalphBob

What a pile of garbage bruno mars' music is - Jiorl

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73 Rated R - Rihanna

I like Rihanna, but I'll admit the quality of her music isn't great. Even the, this is the only one of her albums that deserves to be here.

Everything song written by her should be rated R. RESTICTED FOR EVERYONE!

To the person who made that idiotic comment "RESTRICTED FOR EVERYONE" honestly your comment should be rated F for EFF OFF!
I may not be an R Stan, but Russian Roulette and Rude Boy were bops!

This album represent her dark era after the Chris Brown assault.
There are a lot of great songs like "Rude Boy", "Te Amo", "Russoan Roulette", "Fire Bomb" and "The Last Song".
"Stupid In Love" is like one of her most personal songs.

In other words this album didn't even deserves the top 100 on this list. - DaisyandRosalina

74 Playing with Fire - Kevin Federline

This got 15% on Metacritic. I'm not sure if this is good because I haven't heard it yet. - AlphaQ

75 Iowa - Slipknot

Really? Sure, lot of it was about angst, but it was done so variationally. Loss, grief, disrespect, you name it. I admit however that a lot of the songs made by Slipknot sounds the same, less or more, but that does not necessarily mean it is bad. Depens on what you prefer and how much of it. This is also a good album for adrenaline kicks and to drum to as well.

Why is metal metal here?

Not bad - christangrant

1. The lyrics are just about rage. Sometimes they make no sense. Like in Disasterpiece "I wanna slit your throat and **** the wound".
2. The album is over an hour long. I'm fine with long albums, but I can't get over the fact that someone would want to listen to over an hour of some guy yelling over simple and boring chords and drumming.
3. Guitar playing is simple.
4. The yelling in these songs is beyond irritating. Corey Taylor just yells for a majority of the songs. When he sings, he sounds like someone that's trying to sing, but can't because he has NO TALENT.
5. Iowa (The last song) is 15 minutes. But it's not like Close to the Edge by Yes, 2112 by Rush, or Black No. 1 by Type O Negative. NO! Instead we get a slow and boring song with terrible song writing.
6. Originally the booklet was shiny. This was the ONLY GOOD thing about this album. How ever, the scumbags known as Slipknot removed this, and replaced it with a similar cover, but it looks like an acid ...more - Punkrockandmetal

76 All the Right Reasons - Nickelback

This album is creatively hollow and pretty much every song is recycled. "Photograph" is one of the worst songs ever made, and so is "Rockstar" with its hilariously awful lyrics about wanting to be a "rockstar" while they're (somewhat) already rockstars. "Far Away" is the only song on the album that is digestible. "Side of a Bullet" is a failed tribute to Dimebag Darrell with awful screams and lyrics ("Uncle Sam taught him to shoot/Maybe a little bit too well") and lethargic guitar riffs, "Savin' Me" doesn't take off and sounds like a rehash, "If Everyone Cared" is too whiny, "Animals" sounds decent but is ruined by Chad Kroeger belching his banal lyrics. Now I said it: All the Right Reasons is one of the worst albums of all time. - LoveMusicLoveLife

Other albums on this list may be technically worse than this (other than the vocals, which are pretty much rock bottom), but they're at least entertaining failures. This album, however, is just flat-out boring. Aside from the laughably bad lyrics in "Rockstar", this album is bad, but not memorable in the slightest.

This was their best album though! They get too much hate in my opinion.

At least this is better than Sounding the Seventh Trumpet by A7X that has awful screams in it - christangrant

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77 Chinese Democracy - Guns N' Roses

This album, that came out in 2008, 15 years after The Spaghetti Incident? and after multiple delays, has the most expensive production ever ($13 millions). Guess that shows how overproduced it is. And you wouldn't be wrong. Indeed, the musicianship has an undeniable virtuosity, some songs have a certain complexity, but all that just can't void the painfully obvious lack of inspiration. Most guitar solos are faceless, over the top, painfully demonstrative, and worse, ridiculous, then-46-year-old Axl Rose tries way too hard to stay relevant by abusing high-pitched vocals, and as if it weren't enough, some songs have ridiculous lyrics (e.g., "Riad n' the Bedouins"). Now I've got a question: Is this an album of Axl Rose featuring several musicians or an overproduced and pompous metal album that has little to no interest? You judge! - LoveMusicLoveLife

This album is not that bad! - malamJONES


78 Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots

This album gives me such a headache I see blurry - Lucretia

This album rocks...10/10 - DCfnaf

79 St. Anger - Metallica

To be honest this album was ok yes the drums sound like a trash can but this isn't the only album with that problem Curb by Nickelback has that to but that wasn't a bad album and it kind of works her as it makes this album seem more raw which is what they were going for - christangrant

Absolute trash.

Come on! This album isn't that bad - DoroExploro13

Ughh! Worst album by a great band!

80 Heavenly Christmas - Jackie Evancho
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