Albums that you bought because they were supposed to be good, and they weren't

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    "Exile on Main St.", or really any Stones after "Aftermath", but in particular this so-called greatest rock album ever.
    Junkies jamming half formed song ideas does not a great album make.
     
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    Re Boston - Don’t Look Back, I thought it was OK !
     
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    Anything after the first four White Stripes albums.
     
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    I found it...very unpleasant
     
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    The title song is great, and then a couple of others, but I'd agree that about 2/3 of the album stinks.
     
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    just not a fan, even after listening to LiL :oops:
     
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    Just about any ‘return’ album by long in the tooth Rockers.
     
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    This album was recommended to me by a friend back when it first came out. I never really fell in love with it, but always like the title track. However, it did grow on me, too, over the years.
     
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    Every album by REM. I just don't get it.
     
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    You should listen to Live at Leeds instead. ;) On CD, those 6 songs from the LP are now joined by about 20 others. I'm not all too thrilled with the Tommy stuff, but "Heaven and Hell" is a great Entwistle song - better than "My Wife" IMO.
     
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    This thread brings back painful memories of being a youngling in the 80's, without 2 pennies to rub together. And the LP's were so expensive! And the ones "for connoisseurs only" (jazz or non-top 40 rock) were even more expensive.

    Buying a dud, trying to like it, giving it another try... and realizing, no, this LP stinks, that was a lot of $$$ down the drain. Even more so for a broke-down schmuck like myself. What a downer!

    I could name names, but they are probably somebody's favorites, so I will refrain. De gustibus and all that; a couple of my faves have been mentioned in this thread so far. :(
     
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    My wife is a Shidoobee (Stones board on-line) and would fight you to the death on that statement. She thinks Exile is the high water mark for them.

    I don't like a lot of their 70's guitar sounds; Ya Yas sounds like poo to me.

    To each their own I suppose.
     
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    Have you watched rock and roll circus? In my opinion you can really see what the who were really about after watching a bunch of other bands play well enough standing perfectly still and then The Who come out, blast through A Quick One and the stones come out and drag Brian through a set the highlight of which is someone drew on Mick Jagger.

    A youtube clip of just the Who's set won't win you over, but in the context of the film you might like them a little more. Plus Taj Mahal is in it.
     
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    I agree on the Nirvana unplugged
    Actually both the live albums from Alice in Chains are garbage, complete let downs. They play that version of "Would" on the radio here and I hate it ;)
    Both live Van Halen albums felt like let downs too. Sammy @ his prime @ Roth no where near it lol
    Pearl Jam's - Vitology
    Skid Row - Subhuman Race
    Bruce Springsteen - E Street Shuffle (and I'm a big fan of Springsteen)
    Metallica - pretty much from re-Load on
     
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    (continued from previous post...) Later on I got a good job, so buying a bum CD didn't sting as bad. And moving to the US and being able to check out CD's from the library, and to get cheap 2nd hand CD's at the used record store... what luxury! From this time, the only album that sticks out as a complete waste was "The Shaggs." I guess you can never please everybody in this world.
     
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    Pet Sounds (not trying to be controversial, but I came to the party late and given the hype I was just a little underwhelmed)
    Anything by Radiohead after OK Computer
     
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    YEAH, that's one I should have mentioned in my OP. Everyone's telling me that was their best album; "classic Metallica", the "last real Metallica album", etc. I thought the mix sounded muddy, drums sounded like cardboard, and the songs were too long. Long is good if it's interesting all the way through, but not if it's boring. Others say that "Kill Em All" was "classic", but even Hetfield said the lyrics were so embarrassing that he had trouble taking them seriously, and he said this back around '88 or so.
     
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    Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow. It was ok to my ears, but not earth shattering as it was hyped to be.
     
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