Albums You Love Except For That ONE Song

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  1. RetroTeleRod

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    I'll start...

    I love The Pretender by Jackson Browne but I can't stand to listen to "Linda Paloma".
    Discovery by ELO is awesome except for that stinker "The Diary of Horace Wimp".

    Maybe I just have a problem with songs that have first-names in the titles. :lol:

    Ok...your turn.
     
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    I love Blonde on Blonde, but I can only bear so much Rainy Day Women #12 and #35 (not that I can't stand it or anything like that).

     

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    "A Wasted Life" on Tom Petty's "Long After Dark".

    "Les Boys" on Dire Strait's "Making Movies".

    Those come to mind immediately - but there are a bunch of albums let down by one song.
     
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    Sweet Child o’ Mine!
    Guns n’ Roses Appetite for Destruction would be the perfect record if not for that lame song.

    However, without it, it never would have sold like it did.
     
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    Usually it's not a problem, because most rock/pop songs are short.

    However, Zepp's Houses Of The Holy...the soundtrack of the summer of 1973 for me, except for the Rain Song. I sort of dug it at times, but...when I didn't, it was long.

    That was all at the time. Love the song now, and my memories of the song are now good too. It all worked out.
     
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    I've never understood why FX or Changes made the cut on Black Sabbath Volume IV
     
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    I can't believe I forgot "Revolution #9" on the White Album.
     
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    A couple of quick easy ones:

    "Meat is Murder" from the Smiths album of the same name.

    "Essex Dogs" from Blur's eponymous album.

    Both are classic albums with one bum track that also happens to be the last track on the album. Kind of like finishing a great meal with a rotten egg instead of a dessert! Similarly, both albums feature penultimate tracks "Barbarism Begins at Home" and "Movin' On" that work great as end tracks.
     
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    Every Beatles album ever. Each album has (at least) one song that is a total stinker - from "Baby it's you" on Please, Please me to "Maggie Mae" on Let it Be...
     
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    My buddy Ryan gave me Best of New Grass Revival for my 21st birthday. I pretty well wore that CD out learning all the songs, but one. I've only ever made it all the way through Let's Make a Baby King twice.

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    It's a fantastic hard rock song from the second chorus on, some of the best soloing on the album. But yes, the intro (which Slash claims was just a fingering exercise) and verses are pure cheese. When my friends request it, I like to play the entire song note for note while never breaking eye contact.
     
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    What would it be on Abbey Road?

    I Want You (She's So Heavy) gets my vote. :lol:
     
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    Hippie Boy from The Flying Burrito Brothers 'Gilded Palace Of Sin' album. Had a chance to ask Chris Hillman about that song. I don't think he'll ever forgive me for reminding him of it.
     
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    Actually, IIRC, most of side 2 is pretty bad.
     
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    Motorhead - Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me off of Bastards.
    Way too creepy.
     
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    Yowzers! Along with Revolver, Abbey Road is the Beatles album I enjoy listening to from start to finish.
     
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    Man... there are some completely incredible cover versions of that song over the years. But yeah, the original never did that much for me.

     
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    Lullaby to Tim on Evolution by The Hollies. A shocking Graham Nash song.
     
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    I love "Waking up the neighbors" by Bryan Adams, when he was in his "Let's hire Mutt Lange and make a Def Leppard album" phase.

    But that album also houses the song which I grew to hate so much because of overexposure "Everything I do"

    It was relentless, it just went on and on and on and on for I can't remember how many months that song was number one in the charts.

    And just when the hype died down: out comes a remix starting the hype all over again.
     
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    "I'm In Touch With Your World" from the first Cars album. Absolutely flawless record except for that stinker.
     
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    Tubular Bells. Oh, hang on a minute...
     
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