Bad records by great artists/bands

statsman

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I've just been listening to Neil Young's Harvest Moon album, first time in a while, and it strikes me as being tedious in the extreme. Which led me to thinking about other poor records by people whose music I generally like. Islands by The Band is another, and I can't listen to Saved by Bob Dylan at all.

Any other suggestions?
 


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The Final Cut by Pink Floyd.....should of been a Waters solo effort....
 

O'Quisling

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Tusk, by Fleetwood Mac.
The tune with the marching band?

I gotta disagree with ya.

Its a great song !

Really innovative idea to do what they did.
 

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Barbra Streisand - Guilty Pleasures
Liza Minnelli - Confessions
Bette Midler - Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook
Madonna - American Life
 

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The Clash - Cut The Crap . . . . .
Ahh but that wasn't really The Clash. That album was The Clash Mark II (or what these days might be called 2.0).
Heavy on style light on substance.
Cashing In
A Cabaret version of the band 1977 - 1981
A tribute act to the band that once was.

A very good example of what Dead Kennedys were singing about in "Anarchy For Sale".
 

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Everything by U2.
 

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Double fantasy.

How that rubbish ever got pressed is beyond me, worse it got album of the year in 1981.
 

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The Frog Chorus

by living legend Paul McCartney.
 

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Every great band with a catalogue of more than 3 albums has a duffer, from Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Dylan, Young, Metallica, U2, Iron Maiden, Van Morrison, Madonna, the Beach Boys, REM, Pearl Jam, Manic Street Preachers, Billy Bragg, The National, The The, The Pixies, Beastie Boys, (all rap artists), Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, THe Dead Kennedys, Fugazi, Wilco, Queen, U2, Echo & THe Bunnymen, New Order, Artic Monkeys, Black Sabbath, QOTSA, Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher, The Frames, Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, Primal Scream .. hell even Slayer.

And that's just albums.. if we go song by song we'll be here forever

For instance with the arguable exception of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" full Soul /RnB albums where a rarely without filler.

In fact it's difficult to think of any album that is 100% perfection
 

The Nal

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Neil Young - Greendale
Greendale is banger!

Landing on Water on the other hand. Plopsies.

Others

Bruce Springsteen - Working on a Dream
Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason
U2s last 2 or 3 albums
Bob Dylan - Dylan
David Bowie - David Live & Tonight
The Who - Face Dances
 

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Bowies last album.. anything by lou reed, the clash, Michael Jackson, Madonna, genesis , prog rock ....
 

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Off the top of my head:

Blue
Hounds of Love
Workingman's Dead
Blond on Blond
Highway 61
Blood on the Tracks (Blood on the Tapes is better)
Revolver
Sticky Fingers
Born to Run
Animals
Dark Side of the Moon
On The Beach
Physical Graffiti
Kind of Blue
LA Woman
Rage Against the Machine
Music for The Jilted Generation
Songs for Swinging Lovers
Master of Puppets
Never Mind the Bollocks

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Every great band with a catalogue of more than 3 albums has a duffer, from Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Dylan, Young, Metallica, U2, Iron Maiden, Van Morrison, Madonna, the Beach Boys, REM, Pearl Jam, Manic Street Preachers, Billy Bragg, The National, The The, The Pixies, Beastie Boys, (all rap artists), Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, THe Dead Kennedys, Fugazi, Wilco, Queen, U2, Echo & THe Bunnymen, New Order, Artic Monkeys, Black Sabbath, QOTSA, Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher, The Frames, Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, Primal Scream .. hell even Slayer.

And that's just albums.. if we go song by song we'll be here forever

For instance with the arguable exception of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" full Soul /RnB albums where a rarely without filler.

In fact it's difficult to think of any album that is 100% perfection
Together Alone by Crowded House and The Stone Roses eponymous debut album are as near as perfect you can get.
 


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