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Underrated Albums by Huge Artists

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ElJay370, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. whoanelly15

    whoanelly15 Tele-Meister

    Aug 30, 2017
    By Pearl Jam. No hits, but just sonic perfection from start to finish. Much more indicative of this band’s legacy than their early songs that are still on the radio.
  2. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

    Oct 12, 2010
    Kentucky, USA
    On Every Street by Dire Straits. I think it is my favourite.

  3. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 30, 2011
    There's a weird thing or two with Alice Cooper that confuses the situation sometimes. "Alice Cooper" is really two separate acts.

    Originally, Alice Cooper was the name of a band, when they did most (but not all) of the classic A.C. material. "Alice Cooper" was also the stage name of the singer of the band Alice Cooper (though his legal name was Vince Furnier). This lineup was together basically unmolested for over 10 years (the only change was that a few extra people were added near the end).

    They broke up, and Vince Furnier started doing solo stuff. But before he did so, he legally changed his name to Alice Cooper, so he had a bulletproof legal argument for continuing to use the name. He has put out a large number of albums as a solo artist, most of which have flown under the radar. So almost any one of those except the first two could quality as "underrated" IMO. Certainly the one you're talking about.

    My love of Alice Cooper starts really tapering off after Love It To Death, but I'm still onboard to some degree until about that album you mentioned. It's one of those acts that, IMO, started out at their best, and gradually got less and less to my liking with each album, without exception.
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  4. PARCO

    PARCO Tele-Meister

    Mar 5, 2008
    Hey Zeus by X. In my mind it's their best album.
  5. bigben55

    bigben55 Friend of Leo's

    May 19, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    Balance by Van Halen. Obviously not their greatest album, but I always loved it, still do.
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  6. duzie

    duzie TDPRI Member

    Jul 8, 2017
    Nw New Jersey
    Ted Nugent- Free for all
    Not a fan of (Meatloaf) but his singing on that album was pretty cool!
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  7. duzie

    duzie TDPRI Member

    Jul 8, 2017
    Nw New Jersey
    oops double post
  8. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

    Dec 21, 2017
    York PA
    Pantera-Great Southern Trendkill
    Black Sabbath-Sabbotage
    Queensryche-Operation Mindcrime
  9. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    anything eno
    Phil manzanera diamond head
    Nick mason fictitious sports
    Rick wright Wet dreams
    Nektar with larry fast recycled
    Roxy music avalon
    Leona Boyd persona with David Gilmour and Eric Clapton
    Jeff beck ,blow by blow with Jan hammer
    Jethro Tull standup / this was/ benifit/aqualung
    Rod stewart gasoline alley, best album he ever did

    how could I forget anything Rory Gallagher
  10. Pointmonger

    Pointmonger Tele-Holic

    Aug 29, 2009
    Austin, Texas
    I feel Zep's "Presence" gets a bad rap.
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  11. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    I must agree with previous posters;

    Alice Cooper's From The Inside

    KISS's Music From The Elder


    Elvis Costello's Goodbye Cruel World

  12. Steve Ouimette

    Steve Ouimette Tele-Holic

    Aug 17, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Always interesting to hear how we're all so different. I'm with KISS like you are with Alice Cooper in a lot of ways. Almost. I think KISS reached their pinnacle around the Dressed To Kill era and of course ALIVE! captured their live show spirit. But by the time they got to Dynasty it was all over. Sadly that was my first concert and it looked nothing like what I saw on the ALIVE II gatefold pictures.

    But yes, Alice Cooper the band, and Alice Cooper the solo artist are definitely two different things.
  13. 2 Headed Goat

    2 Headed Goat Tele-Holic

    Jul 28, 2012
    Here & Now
    As others previously mentioned...

    Presence - Led Zeppelin

    Point of Entry - Judas Priest

    as well as these...

    The Kinks - Give the People What They Want

    Aerosmith - Live Bootleg

    Pearl Jam - No Code

    The Jayhawks (huge in my eyes) The Sounds of Lies

    Kate Bush - The Sensual World

    Prince - Parade

    Split Enz - Time & Tide
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  14. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    I just threw up in my mouth.
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  15. Ben-Zion

    Ben-Zion Tele-Meister

    Apr 11, 2017
    Grateful Dead: Wake of the Flood

    Merle Haggard: Serving 190 Proof
    Merle Haggard: The Way I Am

    Willie Nelson: Shotgun Willie

    +1 on James Taylor: Gorilla "(It might be the most "James Taylory" record James Taylor ever recorded).

    Van Morrison: Common One

    Johnny Winter: Saints and Sinners
  16. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    I saw Alice Cooper for the Killer cocert, excellent show still favorite tune is " halo of flies"
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  17. po-boy

    po-boy Tele-Holic

    Oct 19, 2007
    gulf coast, alabama
    Jefferson Starship/Airplane - Red Octopus

    Radiohead - The Bends
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  18. Ex-riverman

    Ex-riverman Tele-Holic

    Jun 17, 2016
    Tulsa, OK
    Those first two Alice Cooper albums are fantastic and weird. I love them.
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