Worst Metallica Albums


The Top Ten

1 Lulu

...And Justice for James's voice
...And Justice for Reverb
...And Justice for Ripping Off the Previous Album
...And Justice for Jason
...And Justice for the Radio
...And Justice for Semen
...And Justice for Solos
...And Justice for Dynamics
...And Justice for Nostalgy - Alkadikce

This doesn't count why is it even on this list

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I had some hopes this would be a decent album and then I heard it. My ears literally couldn't stand the pathetic voice. Has some decent music but I don't know what they were thinking when they let Lou Reed collaborate with them.

I suppose the old saying "Nothing ventured nothing gained" was their thinking.

2 St. Anger

My god, that snare sound is so annoying!

I love St Anger, but Lulu shouldn't classify as a Metallica album. So St anger is their worst album(Invisible Kid)

When I really feel angry at the moment I am listening to it, I like it. - Alkadikce

This album is absolutely awful! I just can't get into it. The song are laughable bad and that snare sucks. - Userguy44

3 Re-Load

Good album - TheDarkOne_221b

I heard The Memory Remains. It really sucks. The Unforgiven 2 is pretty good though. And Fuel is a good song. Update: The Memory Remains is pretty good. - Userguy44

Lulu isn't a damn Metallica album. Stop counting it as a Metallica album - Sabbath

Come on Load actually has some really good songs. Re-load only has Fuel and unforgivin 2 still a good album but loads better

4 Load

I only like the first Metallica album, it's the only one that's true thrash metal, and it has Dave Mustaine's work!
I only like the first two Metallica albums, after that they starting remaking the same album then they sold out!
I only like the first three Metallica albums, they lost it all when Cliff died.
I only like the first four Metallica albums, the rest is desecration of heavy metal into commercial radio rock.
I only like the first five Metallica albums, everything else is sub-par and people only like it for the Metallica logo on it.
I only like the first six Metallica albums, said no one ever. - Alkadikce

What don't you idiots get?!? Lulu is NOT a Metallica album. You people know as much about music as I know about golf. Most of you are Megadeth fans trying to add this to the Metallica collection to make Megadeth look better - Sabbath

None of these albums SUCK, but this is the least good Metallica album. And last I looked, Lulu doesn't even qualify as a Metallica album.

I actually liked this album.

5 Beyond Magnetic

What? Metallica wrote this album just for fun I guess.

6 Garage Inc

How is this so high?! There's a bunch of amazing covers, but there's also some absolute crap on here as well (Free Speech, Tuesday's Gone).

Mostly filler, with a few excellent covers. - IronSabbathPriest

James sings so badly that he makes Bob Seeger sound good and Seeger is Brutal.

7 Death Magnetic

This album needs to be remastered. - Userguy44

I know it's still a GOOD album, but it's nothing compared to the originals like Master of Puppets and Justice for All.

The album's songs are great, but the sound quality is bloody awful. Even the GUITAR HERO VERSIONS SOUND BETTER.

Amazing songs, but bad production - DoroExploro13

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8 Metallica

This is the beginning of point where it changed

OH NO! It was played on the radio!?! SELLOUTS! SELLOUTS! It's absolute garbage! Metallica is trying a new sound, we need to constantly rant for no reason! Megadeth is so much better, they never sold out (RISK) *sarcasm* - SoldierOfFortune

Classic metal album, I can't believe people hate on this because some songs are played on the radio

Extremely terrible and does not sound like an album produced by metal legends.

Enter Sandman
This song sounds like a failed attempt at Rock
Sad But True
This song is not a great song or bad song
Holier than Thou
Failed thrash attempt?
The unforgiven & Nothing Else Matters
These 2 sons are the only songs that stand out
Everything else on this album is stale or repetitive

9 S&M

I don't see what's wrong with this. - Userguy44

This is what you get when you try and mix Coca-Cola with whole milk!

10 Kill Em All

Not Metallica's best, but still a great album. - Userguy44

Why is this on the list? Without this album there wouldn't be thrash metal.

I think Kill them all is mostly better than Black album

This album Is still awesome but it sucks in a way motorbreath jump in the fire and pulling teeth sucks hit the lights whiplash and seek and destroy was the best but I think this should be 14 because it was still a great album lulu was the worst I'd ever heard they had wasted 88 minuets sucking I got every album and I burned lulu but st anger was the best next to ride the lighting and load if you think I'm crazy than your crazy liking the black aulbum as the best I still think its awesome but best album no ride the lighing is the best on kill em all these are the best songs as my list

1 seek and destroy
2 hit the lights
3 whiplash
4 no remose
5 the four horseman
6 metal milta
7 phantom lord
8 motorbreath
9 jump in the fire
10 pulling teeth

The Contenders

11 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct

It's not bad album

They just pumped out song after meaningless, boring song on this garbage

12 The $5.98 E.P. Garage Days Re-Revisited
13 Presidio Album
14 Six Feet Down Under EP
15 The $9.98 CD: Garage Days Re-Revisited
16 Live S***: Binge & Purge

Why isn't this on the list?

17 Ride the Lightning

I just want to cry when I see this in 15 place - Rhapsody

At the bottom where it belongs. This is better than MoP in my opinion. Although Master did have great songs, the formula was a bit of a copy of this one. - Caleb9000

This shouldn't be on list - Rhapsody

Who the hell added this, - Disturbedpotato

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18 Master of Puppets

Shame on you those who vote for this album

What is this album doing on the list?

Blaster of Muffets.

19 ...And Justice For All

Great album, but bad mixing. - Userguy44

I actually think that this album is underrated. Apart from the bass being to quiet, and the track formula still copying Ride and Master (Fast song, Mid-paced song, slower, heavy one, ballad, then another fast one), it's a great album. The songs individually all have a great deal of creativity to them. - Caleb9000

Justice is incredibly overrated. The bass was turned down and the remastering on the rhythmic guitar was terrible. One isn't even that good. The solo is average at best.

Where did the bass tracks go? Poor Jason Newsted! Must have been hard knowing his band doesn't care about him. Sabotage!

20 Acoustic Metal
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2. St. Anger
3. Re-Load
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3. St. Anger
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