I'm going to start with an overproduced album that IMO mostly sucked pretty hard, The Doors' "Soft Parade". I think producer Paul Rothchild said something like, "the star is getting a little old and wrinkly, gotta apply some makeup". So yeah, add some sax and violins while Jim gets off in the vocal booth (eek). Moving right along, I find the following CDs overproduced but I don't think it was necessarily to close the gaps on lack of ideas or bad performances. In most cases the result to my ears is "cinematic", whatever that means. I think they're great! a) Ashley MacIsaac "Hi, How Are You Today?" b) Annebjorg Lien, "Baba Yaga" c) The Mermen, "The Amazing California Health and Happiness Road Show" d) Frank Zappa, "You Are What You Is"