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Nzoner
12-03-2004, 08:27 PM
According to this article and list anyway. (http://www.jaguaro.org/feature/archives/000007.html)

In the main, we have not selected easy targets for removal -- we know that you know that the Milli Vanilli album you've got stashed away in a shoebox isn't exactly kosher. Nope, we chose critical darlings and must-have releases from the past and present. Some will bristle at our audacity for questioning the worth of any Beatles release or blithely pissing on Jane's Addiction's "masterpiece." Some will maintain that we're not qualified or that we'll never make an album as great as Dark Side of the Moon and accordingly should shut our traps. The approval an artist seeks by releasing an album is not guaranteed, even if music moguls, "tastemakers," and critics agree that it is merited. As music listeners, we've taken on the very modest project of flipping through our collections, listening to them, and separating the good stuff from the bad. If the creators of the "greats," the "classics," and the "hits" want to ensure that their efforts get the praise they deserve forevermore, they should take care that they are only accessible to sympathetic critics and fans.

Miles
12-03-2004, 08:38 PM
A bunch of them they are dead on with. But come on...Dark Side of the Moon is just college music from the 70's rather than one of the greatest albums of all time?

Two other of my favorits that made their list:

Oasis - What's the Story, Morning Glory?
Radiohead - I Might be Wrong: Live Recordings

Nzoner
12-03-2004, 08:49 PM
A bunch of them they are dead on with. But come on...Dark Side of the Moon is just college music from the 70's rather than one of the greatest albums of all time?

Two other of my favorits that made their list:

Oasis - What's the Story, Morning Glory?
Radiohead - I Might be Wrong: Live Recordings

I posted the list for anyone looking to kill some time who like myself is a lover of music.Personally,I think lists like these are all full of it as music,like movies should be left to one's personal tastes.

Just my 2 cents as this list is to the creators.

Miles
12-03-2004, 08:59 PM
I posted the list for anyone looking to kill some time who like myself is a lover of music.Personally,I think lists like these are all full of it as music,like movies should be left to one's personal tastes.

Just my 2 cents as this list is to the creators.

Yeah i complely agree. These list things always have some terrible choices in them based on personal preference. The still manage to create discussion about music/movies which i dont mind at all.

However The thing i found kind of interesting was there were a couple of albums that i consider really good that havnt made their way into my CD player in years. Which i guess was sort of the point of the list?

For instance:

Nirvana - Nevermind
Pearl Jam - Vs.
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
U2 - The Joshua Tree

Ari Chi3fs
12-03-2004, 09:03 PM
Oasis Definately Maybe is one of my all time favorite CDs

ENDelt260
12-03-2004, 09:08 PM
I really don't see any reason to associate The Offspring with my fraternity.

Bastards.

Frazod
12-03-2004, 09:08 PM
Sting must have f#cked this guy's girlfriend or something. :D

ENDelt260
12-03-2004, 09:08 PM
One of my favorite bumper stickers reads, "Jerry's dead, The Grateful Dead suck, get a life."

ROFL

TheNextStep
12-03-2004, 09:09 PM
The ones I have in my collection in the first place:

Nirvana - Nevermind
Oasis - What's the Story, Morning Glory?
Pearl Jam - Vs.
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days In The Life Of...
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
Green Day - Dookie
Paula Cole - This Fire
U2 - War
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
Offspring - Smash
The Cult - Electric
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band
The Wallflowers - Self-titled
R.E.M. - Out of Time
The Presidents of the United States of America - Self-titled
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Legend
Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
Sublime - Self-titled
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
The Doors - The Best of the Doors

As for the other ones, if he wants to get rid of them, he can feel free to send them to me so I can check them out. I agree with him that radio play kills a lot of records... so I generally only listen to the radio about once every 5 or 6 months. Having a thousand CDs is pretty liberating that way...

Nzoner
12-03-2004, 09:10 PM
Yeah i complely agree. These list things always have some terrible choices in them based on personal preference. The still manage to create discussion about music/movies which i dont mind at all.

However The thing i found kind of interesting was there were a couple of albums that i consider really good that havnt made their way into my CD player in years. Which i guess was sort of the point of the list?

For instance:

Nirvana - Nevermind
Pearl Jam - Vs.
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
U2 - The Joshua Tree

Yep,however,after looking over the list I now have a yearning to hear Zeppelin's In My Time Of Dying cranked at maximum volume.

Miles
12-03-2004, 09:11 PM
I really don't see any reason to associate The Offspring with my fraternity.

Bastards.

Wow I missed that. No need to associate that crap with Delts.

Logical
12-03-2004, 09:12 PM
Wow I love U2 - The Joshua Tree and it is clear I really pay no attention at all to the lyrics of music because I had no idea there was a religious basis to the songs.

Jeezus what is wrong with this idiot, to include Beatles - Let it Be is insanity.

ENDelt260
12-03-2004, 09:20 PM
Screw the list... the real entertainment is in the comments.

Some of these folks have issues.

TheNextStep
12-03-2004, 09:22 PM
It is just some cat trying to prove how "cutting edge" he is by clowning on music that was popular in the past. Nothing new. The same sentiment gave birth to punk (Billy Idol was once recording in the same studio as Led Zeppelin and cussed them out as "old f***ers" in the hallway) and to grunge.

Its cool... I'll still listen to what I like and tune out what I don't. I'll say this, though... the younger generation can't really say sh** about our music because they've got Backstreet/NSync/Brittney /ETC hanging from their necks like a f***ing albatross...

ENDelt260
12-03-2004, 09:22 PM
OH MY GOSH, HOW CAN YOU HAVE "DARK SIDE OF THE MOON ON THERE!~?!?~?~?~??!!?!@!?!??!!??! THATS THE BEST ALBUM EVER MADE, AND WILL BE THE BEST ALBUM MADE....NOTHING WILL EVER TOP THAT ALBUM

ROFL ROFL

alpha_omega
12-03-2004, 09:25 PM
Yep,however,after looking over the list I now have a yearning to hear Zeppelin's In My Time Of Dying cranked at maximum volume.

or...

In The Light

ENDelt260
12-03-2004, 09:26 PM
I AM A SHEEP!! I LIKE TO POST PARAGRAPHS IN FORUMS!!! I ****ING LIKE ****ING TO ****ING SWEAR ****ING EVERY ****ING OTHER ****ING WORD!!!! I CAN ALSO BE OFFENSIVE AND HOMOPHOBIC: YOU FATHER ****ER!! I BET YOU LIKE IT WHEN MALE BEARS LICK YOUR ASSHOLE AND THEN PUT HAMSTERS IN YOUR ASS!!!! DID I MENTION HOW YOUR MOTHER'S **** TASTES JUST LIKE YOUR SISTER'S? NOT THAT YOU WOULDN'T ALREADY KNOW THEY BOTH TASTE JUST LIKE YOUR DAD'S COCK!!!!! I CAN USWWE CAPE INSERCENTILY AND FUGIT HOW TO SPEHL ON THE DORP OF CAT WHILE I MIX METAFROS!!!!1

ROFL

Miles
12-03-2004, 09:27 PM
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti. The primary inspiration for This Is Spinal Tap, and that's not a compliment.

I alway though it was The Last Waltz.

ENDelt260
12-03-2004, 09:28 PM
I have to admit chuckling at this one.

Dude...you should go work for Rolling Stone. They don't like music either.

digi2fish
12-03-2004, 09:33 PM
Sting must have f#cked this guy's girlfriend or something. :D

No way in hell I'll remove a single album of Sting.
Sting rules.

btw, Sting has already done couple of country/western music.

stevieray
12-03-2004, 09:34 PM
or...

In The Light

or Trampled Underfoot, or Ten Years Gone or Boogie with Stu(downloaded the ringtone)

alpha_omega
12-03-2004, 09:39 PM
I have to admit chuckling at this one.

And this one...

Celine Dion - Colour of My Love
This freakish French Canadian warbler is... oh **** it. You already know this sucks

Nzoner
12-03-2004, 09:54 PM
Screw the list... the real entertainment is in the comments.

Some of these folks have issues.

and yet another.....

you had sex with a midget and even she laughed at the size of your manhood. you probably wear brown shoes too, you c*nt.

Frazod
12-03-2004, 09:54 PM
I just read through this list carefully.

I currently own ONE of the listed albums. At one point I think I had two others on tape. I've never heard of a quarter of the artists, and couldn't connect songs to half the ones I have heard of.

Either I'm not even remotely with it, or I just have really good taste. :D

Nzoner
12-03-2004, 09:56 PM
I just read through this list carefully.

I currently own ONE of the listed albums. At one point I think I had two others on tape. I've never heard of a quarter of the artists, and couldn't connect songs to half the ones I have heard of.

Either I'm not even remotely with it, or I just have really good taste. :D

The only thing I noticed is that you didn't list the ONE :D

Miles
12-03-2004, 09:58 PM
I just read through this list carefully.

I currently own ONE of the listed albums. At one point I think I had two others on tape. I've never heard of a quarter of the artists, and couldn't connect songs to half the ones I have heard of.

Either I'm not even remotely with it, or I just have really good taste. :D

The one you own is the INXS album isnt it? ;)

Nzoner
12-03-2004, 10:12 PM
or Trampled Underfoot, or Ten Years Gone or Boogie with Stu

I never replaced this album after I lost it in a fire,have now added it to my list to give to Santa when I visit him at the mall tomorrow.

Frazod
12-03-2004, 10:13 PM
The only thing I noticed is that you didn't list the ONE :D

Synchronicity. I had Dark Side of the Moon on tape years ago, but never replaced it. All my cassettes have gotten into the wind in one way or another. I think I had that Doors album on tape, too. That's pretty much it.

Nzoner
12-03-2004, 10:18 PM
Synchronicity. I had Dark Side of the Moon on tape years ago, but never replaced it. All my cassettes have gotten into the wind in one way or another. I think I had that Doors album on tape, too. That's pretty much it.

I actually had a dozen on the list at one time,however,as mentioned above,a fire wiped out a collection of 786 albums. :banghead: I priced one on the net last night called Cal Jam 2 and shit you not it was showing a price tag of $400.If that was right it makes me sick to wonder what my collection would've been worth today.

Frazod
12-03-2004, 10:22 PM
I actually had a dozen on the list at one time,however,as mentioned above,a fire wiped out a collection of 786 albums. :banghead: I priced one on the net last night called Cal Jam 2 and shit you not it was showing a price tag of $400.If that was right it makes me sick to wonder what my collection would've been worth today.

My big thing is movies - I have about 300 DVDs and dozens of VHS tapes (used to be hundreds of them, but as I upgrade to DVD I generally give the tapes away).

Conversely, I probably own about 70 music CDs.

ChiefFripp
12-04-2004, 02:51 AM
Albums I have out of that list.
Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication
Pink Floyd:Dark Side of the Moon
R.H.C.P.: Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Love&Rockets:Earth,Sun and Moon
Mogwai:Come on Die Young
The Beatles:Sgt.Pepper's
NIN:Pretty Hate Machine(atleast I think I own it)
Jane's Addiction:Nothing Shocking

Guess what, I'm keeping them all so he can go f*ck himself. Any rock album can look childish , pretentious and especially out of fashion from a certain cynical point of view. But if you buy music because you care about what other people think, you're just a lemming who needs to be put out of your misery anyways.

Man, I'm suprised The Cure's Disintegration didn't make the list....he must secretly have a soft spot for that album.

Rausch
12-04-2004, 02:55 AM
"The Police - Synchronicity, Nirvana - Nevermind, Pearl Jam - Vs."

Oh, **** off...I'm done with this article....

mikey23545
12-04-2004, 03:52 AM
U2 - War
"We do make, and we will continue to make, soul music. Soul music is when you
bring what's on the inside to the outside." (Bono, 1983) --Actually, defecating is when you bring what's on the inside to the outside, Mr. MacPhisto. Well done with 1983's War.

ROFL

Douche Baggins
12-04-2004, 03:57 AM
I am proud to say I own nothing from that list.

Douche Baggins
12-04-2004, 03:58 AM
My big thing is movies - I have about 300 DVDs

Jesus Tits! You should try to be more selective in your DVD purchases. There's no need to buy the 2-disc collector's edition of every Police Academy.

ROFL

Demonpenz
12-04-2004, 04:01 AM
Frazod has all 100 disks of sex in the city.

Ari Chi3fs
12-04-2004, 05:41 AM
Jesus Tits! You should try to be more selective in your DVD purchases. There's no need to buy the 2-disc collector's edition of every Police Academy.

ROFL

a quality verbal backhand by GoBret...

Douche Baggins
12-04-2004, 05:45 AM
a quality verbal backhand by GoBret...

I really shouldn't talk. I own Highlander 2.

Gaz
12-04-2004, 06:13 AM
We own [6] of the CDs on that list.
[3] of them are in regular rotation at Rancho Gaz.
[1] was purchased for a single song [after hearing it in a film].
[1] was a gift for Mrs. Gaz [should have gone with jewelry].
[1] belonged to Mrs. Gaz before our nuptials and may not have been played since.

The comments are funny. Some 'zo puts up a list of CDs and a frenzy results.

Reminds me of ChiefsPlanet.

xoxo~
Gaz
Getting all nostalgic.

Braincase
12-04-2004, 06:49 AM
It amazes me that, despite the fact they are probably my favorite band, Van Halen "Balance" and "3" didn't make the list.

gblowfish
12-04-2004, 07:37 AM
I'm not sure why these guys think they're qualified to be music critics. Look like a bunch of Seattle Bloggers to me. As with anything on the Net, consider the source of the info before you accept it as truth.

ChiefFripp
12-04-2004, 08:08 AM
I don't think there is one album out there you can't make fun of for some reason. If an album was made in earnest you can knock it for taking itself too seriously and if an album is just a good time party album you can knock it for being too childish. It all depends on your perspective and what your expectations are.

Baby Lee
12-04-2004, 08:48 AM
Somebody watched High Fidelity one night and said "that Barry character is sooooo cool, I bet I could do that."

"Everything popular sucks" is a cheap and easy way to pose as a critic.

2bikemike
12-04-2004, 09:54 AM
Like Nzoner said thing like music and movies are very subjective to the person experiencing it. So most lists like this are just somebody elses opinion. I for one can't stand U2 and thought they were one of the most over rated bands of the times. But thats just me. I know lots of folks who really like them.

I for one only own Dark Side of the Moon from that list. I used to own a few others that were stolen from me and never replaced.

Some of the CD's that I own I purchased for a few songs on there and don't care for the rest so they don't quite make the rotation as often.

Baby Lee
12-04-2004, 10:50 AM
Albums on the list I have and absolutely love

The Beatles - Let It Be
Derek and the Dominoes - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Dave Brubeck - Time Out
John Coltrane - Giant Steps - Somebody just doesn'y get Jazz to have these two on there.
Wilco - Being There
Pulp Fiction - Original Soundtrack
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band
Hole - Live Through This
Pink - Missundaztood - This one alone should get him booted from credibility-land, if Pink Floyd didn't convince you.
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes

Albums on the list that I have and will defend.

U2 - The Joshua Tree
Nirvana - Nevermind
The Police - Synchronicity
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Pearl Jam - Vs.
Beck - Midnite Vultures
The Who - Tommy
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
U2 - Zooropa
Morrissey - ALL RECORDINGS
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Radiohead - I Might be Wrong: Live Recordings/Built To Spill - Live
Tori Amos - Under the Pink
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever, Amen
Rancid - And Out Come The Wolves
Green Day - Dookie
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, Surfacing
Offspring - Smash - It's just fun, folks
R.E.M. - Out of Time
Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
Sublime - Self-titled
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head/Ill Communication
Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor

Albums on the list I have and will allow suck goat balls.

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew - over pretentious fusion funk.
Oasis - What's the Story, Morning Glory?
Public Enemy - Apocalypse '91 - The Enemy Strikes Black - The album version of Gonzolez's sophomore slump.
Macy Gray - On How Life Is - One hit wonder
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days In The Life Of... - WhyTF do I still have this?
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
Rush - Moving Pictures - the weakest of the Rush I have.
U2 - War
Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
The Doors - The Best of the Doors - I've grown to truly hate that mumbly sh!t.

Fairplay
12-04-2004, 10:54 AM
Reading the comments below the list is what is fun to read. The guy that made the list could be anyone of us. Stateing their own opinion.
I say screw him. If you like the album CD listen to it, i don't care what other people think.

morphius
12-04-2004, 11:03 AM
One's I own
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty (but I lost it and haven't tried to replace it)
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (some of it is okay)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (I have a weakness for women singing)
Offspring - Smash (Offspring just has some fun stuff)
Nirvana - Nevermind (I don't bother to listen to this one, damn band gets so much overkill on the radio)

My wife owns a lot more on that list, but I don't count those as we have completely different musical taste (if you call what I have taste)

KcMizzou
12-04-2004, 01:09 PM
"Jerry's dead, The Grateful Dead suck, get a life."

ROFL

Rausch
12-04-2004, 01:18 PM
U2 - War
"We do make, and we will continue to make, soul music. Soul music is when you
bring what's on the inside to the outside." (Bono, 1983) --Actually, defecating is when you bring what's on the inside to the outside, Mr. MacPhisto. Well done with 1983's War.

ROFL

Holy SHIZ!1!

The alien is getting bigger! And it's stearing right at me! Make it stop! Make it stop!

http://www.kathryncramer.com/tinfoilhat.jpg

Calcountry
12-04-2004, 01:41 PM
According to this article and list anyway. (http://www.jaguaro.org/feature/archives/000007.html)

In the main, we have not selected easy targets for removal -- we know that you know that the Milli Vanilli album you've got stashed away in a shoebox isn't exactly kosher. Nope, we chose critical darlings and must-have releases from the past and present. Some will bristle at our audacity for questioning the worth of any Beatles release or blithely pissing on Jane's Addiction's "masterpiece." Some will maintain that we're not qualified or that we'll never make an album as great as Dark Side of the Moon and accordingly should shut our traps. The approval an artist seeks by releasing an album is not guaranteed, even if music moguls, "tastemakers," and critics agree that it is merited. As music listeners, we've taken on the very modest project of flipping through our collections, listening to them, and separating the good stuff from the bad. If the creators of the "greats," the "classics," and the "hits" want to ensure that their efforts get the praise they deserve forevermore, they should take care that they are only accessible to sympathetic critics and fans.
Dammit Carl. :cuss:

David.
12-04-2004, 01:44 PM
MOGWAI?!?!?!? MOGWAI?!?!?


that guy can go die.

Ultra Peanut
12-04-2004, 04:33 PM
Somebody watched High Fidelity one night and said "that Barry character is sooooo cool, I bet I could do that." ROFL

Demonpenz
12-04-2004, 04:34 PM
bad brains was an influence on much of the bands i listen to. I wonder how the new song with Lil John and bad brains sounds.

Nzoner
12-04-2004, 05:53 PM
Guess what, I'm keeping them all so he can go f*ck himself. ..

You should add this to the comments below the list,it would fit right in.

Bob Dole
12-04-2004, 06:05 PM
Bob Dole has quite a few of them in his collection.

Bob Dole had to laugh at the mention of Peral Jam's <i>Vs.</i>. Bob Dole listened to that steaming pile of crap roughly 2.5 times and then ejected it from the car at 70mph on the way to KC.

big nasty kcnut
12-04-2004, 06:09 PM
The Clash - Combat Rock
The classic lineup of the Only Band That Mattered was losing a lot of common ground by the time they recorded their last album together. Joe Strummer's obsession with Beat didactics, Mick Jones' infatuation with classic rock stardom and Topper Headon's addiction to heroin weakened the vision and dynamics that fueled their best albums and made a mess out of Combat Rock. As a result, decent tracks like "Straight to Hell," "Ghetto Defendant" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go" can't compete against crap like "Know Your Rights," "Atom Tan" and "Overpowered by Funk." Of course, the album was a hit and completist fans like me may never part with it. But initiates would do well to stick with the earlier albums, or at least the Clash on Broadway box set. U2 - The Joshua Tree
Oh, to be earnest, politically correct, Christian, and filthy rich. It's been 15 years since the birth of this critical and popular favorite, and U2-worship still hasn't been eradicated. When will it stop? When you do the right thing and retire this pompous collection of religious rock songs, that's when. Nirvana - Nevermind
Yeah, yeah - I realize that this is the one that broke grunge's doors wide open and made Seattle a place to be reckoned with. Are we sure that's good? At best, Nevermind is an overrated Pixies tribute album that was blasted from every goddamn dorm room I skulked past in college (instead of the Pixies). Not to mention the fact that alt-rawk stations have bled this album of any magic it might have had by overplaying it. Fair to middling at best, but not the Second Coming. And "Smells Like Teen Spirit" IS the "Stairway to Heaven" of our generation, folks. This is the record you will embarrass your children with. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
If an untruth gets repeated enough, it takes on the appearance of fact. I'm tired of reading about this cacophonous, arrhythmic "masterpiece." Now's the time to rescind Don Van Vliet's "genius" status by eighty-sixing this. The Beatles - Let It Be
Too much Paul (the seeds of Wings are evident), not enough John and George (R.I.P.). Maybe it was a good thing they broke up when they did. You know, it's OK to not own every single Beatles album, and you can still streamline your collection by selling this unnecessary final release. I wonder if the syrupy title track and "The Long And Winding Road" contributed to Lennon's primal scream therapy and the recording of Plastic Ono Band? The Replacements - Tim
In 1985, Reagan joked about bombing the Soviets, "St. Elmos Fire" burned in the memory of moviegoers and A-Ha dared us to "Take on Me." So it's no surprise that the album the 'Mats released that year was devoured by any rock fan with a modicum of taste. But that was then. Now, Tim sounds muddy next to its predecessor Let It Be and not nearly as inspired as its follow-up Pleased to Meet Me. The album helped us through some dark times, but its usefulness has long since expired. The Police - Synchronicity
That this album is considered a classic is quite a feat for a collection of songs that Keith Richards deemed suitable for a dentist's waiting room. Certainly, no album dealing with topics such as stalking, psychological abuse, betrayal and silent desperation has ever sounded so homogenized or made less thought-provoking pronouncements. To enjoy Synchronicity is to consider one's self to be socially enlightened without having to dredge up any real empathy. Lou Reed - Transformer
"Walk on the Wild Side" and "Satellite of Love" should also be copied or purchased through a hits compilation. As for the other songs on Reed's second solo effort, would you spend $15 just to hear lyrics like "Hey you gotta live your life as though you're number one/Yeah, you gotta live yeah your life and make a point of having some fun"? Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
You fantasize that your friends come over and admire you for having this album don't you? Yeah, too bad you can't ****ing stand this shrill, rambling, incoherent mess. Oh, and if you've got The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions, you should probably just give it up and sell your entire collection, you poser. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Stale glam rock from a notoriously inconsistent icon. Half the songs here are bloody awful, and the rest are just so-so. Warning: just because an album is re-released with bonus tracks does not necessarily mean it's good. "Andy Warhol" is simply one of the worst songs ever written, and "Kooks" and "The Bewlay Brothers" aren't much better. This record isn't fit to be mentioned in the same breath as The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars. Nick Cave - The Boatman's Call
Just about any post-Birthday Party Cave belongs on this list. Pompous poetics for punks who miss their college lit classes. If someone can argue that the title "Brompton Oratory" means anything more than Cave likes to sound erudite, I'm listening. The music? As hot-aired as the master's musings. Led Zeppelin (http://www.jaguaro.org/feature/archives/000020.html#000020) - Physical Graffiti
The primary inspiration for This Is Spinal Tap, and that's not a compliment. All the years of Quaaludes and teenage groupies culminated in this plodding, faux-blues double LP. The moronic "Kashmir" is ten minutes of pure torture and is symbolic of the entire affair. Albums like this helped usher in the 70s punk explosion, though, so I guess it's not a total disaster. Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements
This would do just fine for somebody who wants to be associated with "arty" music but that has no real preference beyond that. Do you really want people to look at you in this light? </I>Transient Random-Noise</I> is nothing more than a collection of artful and/or ironic poses snatched up from obvious, if more interesting sources. Lose the Stereolab. Oasis - What's the Story, Morning Glory?
Let the wash of guitars subside for a minute and just listen to the lyrics of Britpop's object d' art. Lots of June-spoon-moon rhyming, eh? So you say. Let this be the day. To sell your copy on Ebay. Echo and the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
This is the all-time worst album with the best cover. The image of the band silhouetted against a dark, damp shore promises moody, atmospheric music on a par with The Doors or Joy Division. But by the end of the album's third song, "Over The Wall," you'll wonder if you ever heard so much pompous whining in your life. By the time "All I Want" ends this teary-de-force, you'll vow never to complain again. Public Enemy - Apocalypse '91 - The Enemy Strikes Black
After Nation of Millions and Fear of a Black Planet, Chuck D. and Flavor Flav found out millions of black and white ears were waiting for the next album. Too bad they knew their audience had grown. Far from testing new ears, each song on Apocalypse panders to expectations for protest and agitprop. No subtleties or true evocations of inner-city life here -- just a variety of easy platitudes and anti-media pieties like "A Letter to the NY Post." Keep it between you and the OpEd page, Chuck. Pearl Jam - Vs.
"Ed Vedder" says it best himself (courtesy of an Amazon.com reviewer for whom English is not, I suspect, a first language): "When I made this album I can't even begin to tell you how much I was in love with my music. This a work of art culminating from the raw sound of Ten that begins a journey on the unpredictable era that we are in now. Thank you for enjoying my music." Death Cab for Cutie - Something About Airplanes
Don't believe the hype. It's Sunny Day Real Estate lite. I mean: diet Built to Spill. Wait! New Coke. I like the packaging; it has vellum and everything, but all the brass staples in the world couldn't justify the attention these shiny darlings get. Beck - Midnite Vultures
Wow, he sounds like Rick James and Prince too -- so cool! He really "wears his influences on his sleeve," doesn't he? Yeah! Great lyrics -- very postmodern! He really "has his tongue firmly planted in his cheek" doesn't he? You should know that Beck is the Christina Aguilera of the indie set -- sell this piece of shit while you still can. Fugazi - 13 Songs
Okay, Ian, we get it - don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do? Oh yeah, that's right, BE A BORING PREACHY MOTHER****ER. Get drunk and use this one as your beer coaster. Derek and the Dominoes - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
The title track is a classic, "Bell Bottom Blues" is a top-drawer ballad and "Little Wing" is the most spirited Hendrix cover recorded. But the rest of this double album set is bloated by meandering jams, Eric Clapton's self-pitying yowls and the bootlicking of bandmates who are all too happy to bask in his indulgent limelight. Don't enable this vanity. Burn the best songs, or at least buy a greatest hits CD. The Who - Tommy
A couple of decent songs wrapped around a lot of filler. You know, there was a time when big operatic themes and bombast were pretty cool. That time was last century. Tom Waits - Mule Variations
Maybe this is cutting-edge for VH-1, but we know better because we have Rain Dogs and Swordfishtrombones, and this is an almost song-by-song remake of the two, and thus unnecessary. I hate to even ask this, but has Tom Waits run out of ideas? Sell this disappointment and free up a space on your shelf. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Since you've updated your collection with Marilyn Manson albums, are you really going to pull this one out? And if so, are you also going to put onyour sister's old black tights that you ripped full of holes just to wear to the concert back in 1995? Probably not, because by the time the second song is over, you will be ill with memories of Doc Martens and bad dye jobs. Beastie Boys (http://www.jaguaro.org/feature/archives/000110.html#000110) - Paul's Boutique
People sometimes ask me, "President Bush, why are you always railing against the Beastie Boys?" Well, let me tell you -- they ****ing suck. To the numerous victims of an unwarranted and pre-mature Beastie Boys nostalgia, I must point out that their delivery (itself lifted from aging raps) has not changed an iota since the release of this much-ballyhooed 1989 release. Subtract out the know-it-all frat boy "humor" and borrowed kitsch and you got zilch. Many tap Paul's Boutique as their masterpiece, which is simply false -- only the Dust Brothers' production lifts the album out of the trash heap. Until Paul's Boutique is properly relabeled and filed under "Dust Brothers" at record stores, removing this album from your collection is an ethical imperative. If you do not, the terrorists have already won. U2 - Zooropa
After capably adding techno touches to the masterful Achtung Baby, U2 spent the rest of the '90s vainly chasing after the muses of trip-hop, acid jazz and rave. Although Zooropa was deemed challenging and ahead of its time by fans who listened to nothing but anthem-rock, time has proven tracks like "Stay," "Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car" and "Dirty Day" to be mediocre songs that were considered cool because they sounded weird. The Posies - Dear 23
We're so smart. WE didn't get married in college. WE didn't even go to college, so now we'll write songs making fun of everyone beneath us. (See King Missile's "Sensitive Artist" for details). Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
These "funksters" are a testament to the triumph of style over substance in modern music. Once you get past the tattoos, piercings, and tube socks on their cocks, the Chili Peppers were just another over-hyped L.A. band. Don't accept anything less than 50 cents when you sell this disc at your used record store. Give it away give it away give it away now. Macy Gray - On How Life Is
They say this was a real tour de force. Nu-Soul, they call it. Right, and she sounds like Nina Simone and Sly Stone. Jesus people, you'd think There's a Riot Goin' On was out of print. This fluff will have the longevity of a fruit fly. White Stripes - White Blood Cells
I know that they're absolutely adorable, they may or may not be siblings (how mysterious!), and they turn down million-dollar Gap ads, but is anyone tired of The White Stripes yet? I guess indie rock hipsters are as starved for something seemingly new as the general public is, though I thought we already went through this bluesy punk thing in the early-90s with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Now that it's 2002, you can safely close the books on The White Stripes (and The Strokes (http://www.jaguaro.org/review/archives/000004.html)) without losing your indie cred. Chemical Bothers - Dig Your Own Hole
This seminal "big beat" album panders to your worst impulses. You bought it because you like rock and would like hip hop if it weren't for all the rapping that tends to accompany it. So the Chemical Brothers have obliged with a slickly-produced rock album with hip hop beats, sans inscrutable rhyming jabber. Shame on you. Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Maybe in this band's hometown of Oklahoma City folks think it would be cool if Led Zeppelin and Yes joined forces to back Neil Young on "A Man Needs A Maid." Well, folks in most other parts think the idea of Jimmy Page and Rick Wakeman playing together while Young warbles away would sound like a monstrosity. And trying to approximate the sound of this fantasy jam is just sad. As sad and unlistenable as this album. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
Gosh - do I even need to explain this one? LSD-addled San Francisco hippies form a rock band, sing about Alice In Wonderland and other "groovy" subjects, and we're still paying the price on FM radio and in Vietnam War movies. This album is a total bummer, man. Dave Brubeck - Time Out
My dad said that when he was a young hipster when this was released in 1959, it was de rigueur own this to make your record collection cool, even if you never stuck it on your turntable. Times haven't changed - you never play this one either. Admit it and get rid of it. Beastie Boys (http://www.jaguaro.org/feature/archives/000110.html#000110) - Hello Nasty
Hey gramps, gimme that microphone. This shit really takes the cake. I bet you think that owning this "rap" album makes you feel "well-rounded" or "worldly" or something. Prince - Emancipation
Quit buying every single Goddamned Prince release! Don't you know he fell off in like '89? You bought this 3-CD set because you thought that the sheer number of songs guaranteed a few keepers. You were wrong. John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Most jazz created after the Big Band era is essentially musical masturbation (and like masturbation, if you must do it, you should do it in private!). It's self-indulgent noodling interesting only to the person playing it, a few fetishists, and lots of pseudo-intellectuals and wannabe hipsters who have to pretend to like it because it's "cool." Like porno, it's dismissive of and degrading to both the performer and the viewer. People who watch porno do so alone for a reason... it's embarrassing. Some pornos are glossier and prettier than others, and Coltrane may be the John Holmes of jazz, but porno is still porno, and Giant Steps is still a tedious, embarrassing, snoozer of an album. Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - We're Only In It For The Money
While skewering hippies is certainly cool, and Zappa's moral character is above reproach, this whole enterprise reeks of that scourge known as jazz fusion. It also sounds remarkably like the acid-rock they're supposedly ridiculing. Don't believe the critical hype. Wilco - Being There
I will never understand how this scattered, slipshod mess was praised so loudly, while Son Volt continues to fly under the radar. While A.M. was enjoyable, though lightweight, Being There just serves to prove that Jay Farrar was the Lennon to Jeff Tweedy's McCartney. Morrissey - ALL RECORDINGS
Now that I'm older and pretty sure I'm heterosexual, my Morrissey albums just don't get much play, except when I'm feeling sorry for myself - then there's nothing sweeter than the croon of the coiffured one. I remember when Kurt Cobain killed himself, Morrissey was quoted as saying he wondered if he would have had the courage to do that. Well, we can always wish. Pulp Fiction - Original Soundtrack
It was inevitable to have this in '94, but now you're over the cheeky Neil Diamond cover, you've heard "Miserlou" 800 times, and you've bought Al Green's Greatest Hits. It's time to get on with your life, isn't it? The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
To paraphrase: "T-Toss-toss-toss, This out-out-out/That's all I have to say to you." Keep Outlandos d'Amour and Regatta de Blanc. Everything else is overwhelmed by the shallow ball of ego that is Sting. The Kinks - Arthur - Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire
It's easy to romanticize the Kinks as artistes victimized by the trendiness of '60s rock. But those who think this 1969 concept album about dying British values should have been as popular as Tommy should listen again. Ray Davies makes his point in each song by the end of the first verse and... then makes the point a couple more times. All this while the band hides their uninspired playing behind a half-assed horn section. "Victoria" and "Shangri La" are the best of this lot and can be found on The Kink Kronikles. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Self-indulgent, derivative pap from the most overrated so-called "alternative" band. "Hey guys, are we metal, goth, or art-school?" These poseurs are neither shocking nor original. Celine Dion - Colour of My Love
This freakish French Canadian warbler is... oh **** it. You already know this sucks. Helmet - Meantime
Despite the fact that Helmet has its share of imitators these days, they're hardly ready for Hall of Fame induction. At the time, they seemed like Fugazi's dark, pissed off, mysterious cousin that...ya know...rocked. Now, it just sounds militant and irrelevant. Haven't put it on for years. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
For those who raved over this post-grunge magnum opus six years ago, just reading the title should make you cringe. The "Dawn to Dusk"/"Twilight to Starlight" themes should make you wince. Lines like "the world is a vampire" should make you avert your eyes. Billy Corgan's presumption that Mellon Collie would be The Wall of the '90s should make you trade this for anything else that includes "1979." XTC - White Music
Overly hyperactive noodlings from a band without an identity. Even the much ballyhooed "Along The Watchtower" cover isn't all that, and what's the point after Hendrix's version? Too lightweight for punk, too breakneck-speed for pop, it's just plain irritating. Go for Drums And Wires and Black Sea instead. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Has anyone actually listened to this album all the way through, I mean without fast forwarding through "The Sprawl" or skipping over "Rain King" or wishing even "Teen Age Riot" was just a little bit shorter? Okay, so "Total Trash" is still one of SY's best songs, maybe because for a moment the art-symphonic pretensions are put aside (I won't even get into the SYR collaborations - yawn) and the band's content to rock a recognizable melody. Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
My ex-girlfriend stole this when she moved out (though I kept her copy of Everything But the Girl's Amplified Heart - fair trade?), and man am I glad she did. It may be Elizabeth Fraser's sexiest performance, but have you listened to the lyrics? Okay, that's a trick question - the vocals are indecipherable for a reason - but next time you feel yourself getting ethereal try keeping your feet on the ground, won't you? And don't even think of putting on that Dead Can Dance disc! Radiohead - I Might be Wrong: Live Recordings/Built To Spill - Live
Both of these bands are practically fellated by critics and fans alike, as if there's something new and exciting happening in their studio work. One is a Neil Young retread, and the other is a Neil Young ripoff. People, people: classic rock is not dead, just getting plastic surgery. Meanwhile, both bands release live albums that are just chaff to fulfill their contract obligations cheaply. All live albums suck, and these are no exception. Mogwai - Come On Die Young
What's wrong with you people? Are you all hopped up on goofballs? If you are, maybe this album has some sort of appeal. But get yourself sober and then try listening to it. Soundscapes, my ass! This album is boooooooooooooooooring! So very very boring. Give me something I can use, would ya? A hook or two... Something! Anything! Hole - Live Through This
Part of me wanted to leave this blank, because the band and album's legacy speak for themselves. Courtney Love is famous for ****ing dead rock stars and stealing things that don't belong to her. She is not talentless, however: she's got a gift for self-promotion that makes one want to break shit. Like her ****ing records, for instance. The "music" Hole makes is complete and utter crap. On the upside, nice tits, honey. Tori Amos - Under the Pink
If I have to hear one more time about how, even though I don't like her music, I should at least be impressed with her [fill in musical ability here]. Frankly, I don't feel I have to and you shouldn't be made to feel that way either! It's okay to not like this album or any of her music, trust me. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days In The Life Of...
This is non-threatening rap-lite for sensitive white liberals who want to "keep it real" and experience hip-hop safely. Some used record stores will still pay $3.00 to take this off your hands, so what are you waiting for? No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
Ska? No, not ska. Pop. Feminist? No, not feminist. Victimist. Blonde? No, not blonde. Bleach. Good? No, not good. Bad. Love and Rockets - Earth, Sun, Moon
This album asks the musical question: Are we deep if we play acoustic guitars and record in weird echoey voices? Thanks for playing, boys. Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever, Amen
You KNOW you own this. Again, he's not deep just because he plays the piano, and bitterness doesn't necessarily make good music. Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Memphis
Pre-cursor to the 1970s Las Vegas lounge-act Elvis, this is cheesy adult pop for your parents. Why is this 1969 "comeback" touted as the greatest Elvis album ever? Just buy The Sun Sessions and send this hunk of burnin' love back to Graceland. Alejandro Escovedo - Bourbonitis Blues
It used to be that Alejandro Escovedo's songs about love, loss and life on the road appealed to anyone who craved soulful music. But this guy can't stop singing about getting drunk, getting chumped and celebrating those who use him like a doormat. By the time he covers "Sex Beat" by Gun Club on Bourbonitis, you want to say "in your dreams." Rancid - And Out Come The Wolves
Don't let the mohawks and combat boots fool you, kids - these chumps are the Black Crowes of "punk," aided and abetted by the loathsome Epitaph label. Buy The Specials and The Clash and give this CD a good old-fashioned curb-stomping. Green Day - Dookie
In the aftermath of Nirvana's demise, this band came along and made "alternative" rock fun again for the kids. I'd like to believe that Green Day's success led its fans to discover the The Buzzcocks and The Jam, the two bands from which Green Day unabashedly took its sound, but I suspect not. Dookie is a dated piece of pop culture detritus and belongs in the Museum of Teen Fads, not on your CD shelf. Rush - Moving Pictures
If it looks like prog rock and smells like prog rock, it's prog rock. This is not, I repeat, NOT a viable alternative to Yes, E.L.P., and all the other wankers from that bloated 70s scene. Is there anything more grating than Geddy Lee's shrill vocals? Add the smug instrumental chops, and you've got an unfortunate cultural phenomenon that still seems to be going strong. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Those who were raised on this album have put it in long term storage since it became a resurrected hit on campus and could be heard blaring from every goddamn dorm room in between "Fly Like an Eagle" and "Margaritaville," which resulted in sickness, depression, and even academic failure for those who would rather remember Floyd as a childhood soundtrack, but were then no longer able. Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, Surfacing
You get to keep ONE. Which one? Flip a coin. It won't make any difference. Ani DiFranco - Self-titled/Puddle Dive/Not So Soft
These CDs attest to why developing artists don't usually release albums. Ani was too stubborn to spare us. Two decent songs from three cds is a sad ratio. Paula Cole - This Fire
Ah, step by grueling step through Paula's therapy sessions. She's angry! She's repressed. She's angry! She's happy. She's outraged...(see track listing for sense of closure). Einstürzende Neubauten - Kollaps
Der gelegentliche Hörer würde solchen Mißklang nie verstehen - und hat damit einen wichtigen Punkt, weil die Kotze auf dieser Platte eigentlich ****ing unlistenable ist. U2 - War
"We do make, and we will continue to make, soul music. Soul music is when you
bring what's on the inside to the outside." (Bono, 1983) --Actually, defecating is when you bring what's on the inside to the outside, Mr. MacPhisto. Well done with 1983's War. Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience
In 1992, college dorms and fraternities were drowning in this whiny, self-absorbed power pop. A decade later finds this aural melodrama aging quite miserably. Counting Crows - August and Everything After
Start with stale '70s pop-rock formula, reheat in early '90s crock pot, stir in "moody" MTV videos and pour out over-ripe moneymaker CD slop. Offspring - Smash
Do you really need to be told to get rid of this album? To label these schmucks as punk is an insult to all the actual punk bands past and present. This shit was THE soundtrack to all those slammin' fraternity parties back in 1994. The Delta Tau brothers couldn't get enough of that "keep 'em separated" song (hell, they learned how to "mosh" to this band!), but you've had enough, and so have I. This horse manure isn't "pretty fly for a white guy," or any other guy for that matter. The Cult - Electric
This album, and band, was laughable even back in those heady butt-rock days of the late-80s. While aping Zeppelin isn't reason enough to dismiss a band entirely, The Cult adds a Doors-like pretension to the equation, resulting in a completely derivative album. Just look at the picture of these wankers on the album's front cover if you have any doubts about Electric's merit. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band
Nearly killing rock and roll in the name of 'psychedelia' by adding strings and excessive production. You pretentious Limeys, Sinatra had been doing the same thing for years!! Michelle Shocked - Captain Swing and Sinead O'Connor - Am I Not Your Girl?
Michelle's songs had more heart recorded on a walkman (Texas Campfire Tapes). I know you both wanted to salute your roots; next time, just write a letter, okay? Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun
Soul has one of the deepest and most compelling back catalogs of any genre, which sets the bar dauntingly high for the new soul kids on the block. Baduizm's (relative) originality and welcome hip hop accents made it one of the few keepers among "Nu Soul" releases. Badu's second album, Mama's Gun, is comparatively lackluster, if more coherent and refined. Use the proceeds of this sale to buy the 12-inch of "Bag Lady," which is better than the album version. Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
What is the big ****ing deal with this album? Should we really be celebrating the return of the 1970s wanky guitar solo to indie rock? (don't even get me started on Built to Spill) Murky production, marble-mouthed vocals from J. Mascis ­ surely you grew out of this one years ago, but in case you forgot to do so, this is just a gentle reminder to purge this and all Dinosaur Jr. albums from your collection at once. Cat Stevens - Footsteps in the Dark
How many times do you have to watch Harold and Maude before you get the not-so-deep message? This album makes me happy he converted. The Wallflowers - Self-titled
If not for Jakob's last name, this album would be languishing in the back bins with lesser-known male pop singer/songwriters like Freedy Johnston, David Gray, Jude Cole, Lloyd Cole, and others more deserving. R.E.M. - Out of Time
It's sad to see an old favorite finally cross over into Adult Contemporary territory. Long-time fans suspected something was awry with R.E.M.'s previous LP, the major label debut Green, but this sickly sweet follow up still dealt a major blow to college radio and discerning music fans everywhere. How can you manage to sit through the opening track, "Radio Song," without dying from embarrassment? I guess Michael Stipe wanted to show he's down with KRS-ONE since Sonic Youth got Chuck D. to guest on THEIR album the previous year. R.E.M. even manages to make KRS sound flat, and that's no small feat. The Presidents of the United States of America - Self-titled
Look, just because they're not selling anything with these jingles doesn't make them ARTISTS. Russell Simins - Public Places
Providing the backbeat to the Blues Explosion is no small feat. It's too bad Simins can't be happy doing what he does best. I said it when Grohl strapped on the ax...you're massive on the kit, so get your ass back there and stop trying to be the front man - you're destined for mediocrity. I wanted to like these songs more than I actually did... rather juvenile shit. Grateful Dead - ALL RECORDINGS
One of my favorite bumper stickers reads, "Jerry's dead, The Grateful Dead suck, get a life." When clean and sober individuals with a sense of pitch listen to any Dead recording, they will be immediately struck by the fact that everyone in the band plays out of tune. Unless you're still dropping acid weekly and pulling out your remastered copies of Workingman's Dead and American Beauty while you're tripping, it's time you heeded the words of my favorite bumper sticker. Pink - Missundaztood
Oh come on! Really now. Why should this one NOT be on the list? Give me one good reason, and I'll take it off! Eh? See?! There are none. While a couple of the songs on here are jiggy, once you've heard them for the third time, you're ready to cock your gun and shoot someone. And those are the GOOD songs. Husker Du - Zen Arcade
When I was striving to be hip and cutting edge, I learned this was the record to have. The first time around, it sounded rather like an unlistenable mess. But I was determined and sure that repeated listenings would reveal depth and
profound insight. The tenth time around, it still was an unlistenable mess. Bob Marley & the Wailers - Legend
While there's nothing inherently wrong with Bob Marley or the song selection on this greatest hits collection, there is something wrong with the omnipresence of this CD. It is the Hotel California or "Stairway to Heaven" of the reggae world, which means that its fans have ruined the album for everyone, including you, by playing it into the ground. Every Birkenstock-wearing, hackey-sack-playing, REI-shopping bastard in the whole world has played this disc at every party, gathering, and road trip in the history of the world, and I for one have had enough. Now it's my turn to get up and stand up for MY rights. If you don't remove this from your collection, I will. Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
This is NOT the immaculate collection. All of her good stuff was produced AFTER this sampling of songs was collected. Even with the big resurgence of popular 80s hits back on the airwaves, her best stuff is definitely post-80s. That's my
vote, and I'm stickin' to it! The Spunk - Spunk's Not Dead (http://www.jaguaro.org/feature/archives/000118.html)
Gads, this is one of those supposedly highly influential bands that old "hipsters" are always trying to turn people on to. It sounds outdated, it *is* outdated. I
don't care how much ****in' Lou Reed or your local indie record store crush spouts off about it. Give it a rest and return it to the sale bin where it belongs. Bad Brains - Rock For Light
It's difficult for me to say this, but Bad Brains kind of sucks. I've always wanted to like this group a lot ­ the idea of black Rastafarians from Washington D.C. pumping out hardcore punk is a very intriguing one. The problem, as this album demonstrates, is that orthodox hardcore doesn't stand the test of time very well. Every song is two minutes long, has very little melody, features mediocre songwriting, and contains very little in the way of dynamics. The only good songs on the album are the reggae tracks, frankly, and you can find better practitioners of reggae elsewhere. Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
Is anybody else as sick of Sting as I am? I don't understand how someone can go from being totally original, starting out in punk and rock, transitioning to jazz, and then to absolute CRAP pop? What the hell? Next he'll be doing country-western, and I ain't buyin' it. Sublime - Self-titled
"What I Got's" a frightening frat-house flashback every time I hear this ****ing album. Gap khaki chinos, Abercrombie pull-overs, white collegiate ball caps, shivering sorority chicks, Lycra t-shirts, midriff, the Liquor Control Board, Jessica Phillips, cheese, the top bunk. Did I mention Everclear? Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
This album that sounded so naughty and cool back when you were 17 now just sounds really embarrassing. Yeesh. INXS - Listen Like Thieves
Michael Hutchence and his mates were basically in the same tier of rock music as Mr. Mister and the Hooters, except with a very dangerous edge. While this album can have a black hole-like nostalgic pull, I urge you to listen to it with friends. After the initial nods of recognition at "What You Need" and "Listen Like Thieves" pass, requests for another selection will rightly follow. Sweep aside fond memories -- INXS is acknowledged by the State of California to be associated with cancer in lab rats. The Roots - Things Fall Apart
Aside from the Black Thought/Mos Def collaboration on "Double Trouble," this critical darling is frankly unremarkable among hip hop releases. The novelty of having live, competent musicians playing behind a rapper shouldn't leave anybody in a lather, but unfortunately it has. Subtract out the live musicians and you've got a third-rate MC in Black Thought. Take him out of the equation and all that remains is a funk band with a painfully homogenous sound. The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
The album that married the quasi-anonymous, "underground" culture of techno to rock's pathetic culture of celebrity. MTV videos with dancers and Johnny Lydon lookalikes only served to make the music tedious. Further, The Prodigy gets extra removal points for being a pioneer of the combination of rapping and the Big Guitar Sound and can be at least partly blamed for the pallid rock/rap wasteland that is pop music these days. Beastie Boys (http://www.jaguaro.org/feature/archives/000110.html#000110) - Check Your Head/Ill Communication
The Beastie Boys' third album saw their only innovations: some live instrumentation and distorted vocals! What followed was a renaissance in music. What also followed was Ill Communication, which sported, of all things, live instrumentation, distorted vocals and some chanting monks. Just as the Chinese suppression of Tibet's national aspirations must end, so must the Beastie Boys' unwarranted grip on the public imagination. The Doors - The Best of the Doors
Jesus, this crap has been so played out through my lifetime that I'm
surprised it's not on ****ing grocery store muzak by now! Even the "classic
rock" stations don't play it anymore. And those annoying NPR interviews
with Ray Manzarek at the piano don't help it one bit. Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor
Anybody who sings "A real woman/knows a real man/always comes first," and means it, needs a good pummeling. And we already have Prince to do the Prince songs for us. I'd choose the Artist over the Non-Artist any day. The Wu Tang Clan - The W
Since the used CD bins are already brimming with this disaster of an album, you probably had better send it out with the trash. Though opinions vary as to which, there is said to be one good song on this album. It is not, however, the lead single, "Gravel Pit," whose sampled hook Cypress Hill had used in 1991. Ah for the days, long passed, when a new Wu Tang release sent a buzz through the hip hop-loving land. Don't even think of buying Iron Flag, the new Wu joint. Kool Keith - Black Elvis
When such gems as the Ultramagnetic MCs albums, Octagon, and Sex Style came out, legions of kiddies were prepared to become Kool Keith completists. Unfortunately, this album marks the point when Kool Keith's ideas finally ran dry. Every release since has been unspeakably bland and/or offputtingly personal (ten songs about how shitty the record industry is, anyone?). It's a shame.

RJ
12-04-2004, 08:12 PM
That list isn't too terribly controversial. It's easy to mention the worst stuff from generally good artists as not worth owning. Mix those with some critic's picks that were never that good and before you know it you have 100 albums. And why would "best of" stuff even be on there?

Digital Takawira
12-04-2004, 09:18 PM
Albums on the list I have and absolutely love

Pink - Missundaztood
ROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL

...hold on.....

ROFL

seriously. PINK? that album should be banned like 2 live crew because of the name alone.

also, kcnut, why in the hell did you post the ENTIRE list over again, w/ no comment added? just in case we were too lazy to click the link and didn't know what everyone was talking about?

splatbass
12-04-2004, 09:56 PM
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti - greatest rock album ever, IMO.

Other great albums that are essential to my collection:

Derek and the Dominoes - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Rush - Moving Pictures
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band

Other albums that I like and would never remove from my collection:

U2 - The Joshua Tree
Green Day - Dookie
Offspring - Smash
The Wallflowers - Self-titled
The Police - Synchronicity
The Who - Tommy
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness


Whoever made that list is an idiot.

big nasty kcnut
12-04-2004, 11:14 PM
well i just did to people who don't want to click the list can read it.

Demonpenz
12-04-2004, 11:23 PM
where is hootie and the blowfish cracked rear view

Cochise
12-04-2004, 11:36 PM
You can't have a list like that without including Styx.

el borracho
12-04-2004, 11:36 PM
where is hootie and the blowfish cracked rear view
Hopefully, that album never made it to your collection and, if it did, you have already figured out that it should be removed and never talked about publicly.

Cochise
12-04-2004, 11:48 PM
where is hootie and the blowfish cracked rear view

I am a proud member of the group of people who always thought they sucked and laughed at the hootie phenom from the start.

tk13
12-04-2004, 11:56 PM
Hopefully, that album never made it to your collection and, if it did, you have already figured out that it should be removed and never talked about publicly.
I have it... still do, right here as a matter of fact. Keep f***ing doubting Hootie!

Rain Man
12-05-2004, 11:08 AM
I own not a single one of these albums. I am immune to popular culture, apparently.

beavis
12-05-2004, 11:14 AM
This has to be the most asinine article I've ever read. For even mentioning the Beatles, Zepplin, or the Who, this person should be immediately drug out into the street and shot.

Bob Dole
12-05-2004, 01:57 PM
Bob Dole doesn't understand how Queen's <i>Jazz</i> could escape any list like this.

ENDelt260
12-05-2004, 10:17 PM
I always liked that "Who the hell was buying all those Hootie albums?" bumper sticker.

Nzoner
12-05-2004, 10:33 PM
Bob Dole doesn't understand how Queen's <i>Jazz</i> could escape any list like this.

Probably because of the poster that comes with it of the all nude womens bicycle race,yup I own it.

Spicy McHaggis
12-05-2004, 10:44 PM
This guy comes across as the biggest douche in the world. Some of these are bad albums, some are good music. It doesn't change the fact that I would get pleasure from going "punk" on his ass and kicking his head into the curb.

grandllama
12-05-2004, 10:45 PM
I owned about 85% of his list.


I say owned, because someone last night, apparently taking it upon himself to heed the author's advice, broke into my storage unit and stole all 8,000 CD's. (along with about $12,000 of other DJ equipment)

ENDelt260
12-05-2004, 10:46 PM
I owned about 85% of his list.


I say owned, because someone last night, apparently taking it upon himself to heed the author's advice, broke into my storage unit and stole all 8,000 CD's. (along with about $12,000 of other DJ equipment)
Ouch.

Straight, No Chaser
12-05-2004, 10:46 PM
You can't have a list like that without including Styx.

Hey now. Context is a mighty strong concept. Being the first one to bring "Pieces of Eight" to school in eighth grade got me laid...

However, Mr. Roboto is another matter.

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ENDelt260
12-05-2004, 10:48 PM
Hey now. Context is a mighty strong concept. Being the first one to bring "Pieces of Eight" to school in eight grade got me laid...

Was he gentle?

Nzoner
12-05-2004, 10:48 PM
I owned about 85% of his list.


I say owned, because someone last night, apparently taking it upon himself to heed the author's advice, broke into my storage unit and stole all 8,000 CD's. (along with about $12,000 of other DJ equipment)

Focking worthless lowlifes,my buddy got broke into the other night already had all the kids gifts under the tree etc and the bastards took everything.

grandllama
12-05-2004, 10:51 PM
Ouch.

Yep, it was a banner weekend for this DJ... worked a dance last night where I had to play 90% latin music, had my check and tip (and previous gigs from the week checks) stolen by hotel staff that are managed by someone who suddenly forgot how to speak english at 1am (even though he had been speaking english to me all night), get up this morning, file the reports with the OP police department, go out to unload my van and find the storage unit latch laying on the ground.

The only 'upside' is that the primary system didn't get stolen because it was in the van. My karoke system, second system, back up system, and the second system lights were all stolen.

Cops show up to take the report and the only thing they had to say was 'guess the weren't outdoorsmen'.... (they left the camping equipment, life jackets, and two $1000+ sets of golf clubs)

Loki
12-05-2004, 11:09 PM
anything by pearl jam, led zeppelin and aerosmith.

god that sh!t SUCKS...

Jenson71
12-06-2004, 05:28 AM
I have it... still do, right here as a matter of fact. Keep f***ing doubting Hootie!

Amen, man. I'm a proud closet Hootie fan.