Here is a list of the most over-rated albums in recorded music. Note that to be overrated the album must first have been rated; it can't just suck (like Dire Straits, Guns n' Roses, Hayley Westenra, rap, techno and country and western do), it must have lots of suckers who think it doesn't. Note too that by 'suckers' I don't mean people; I generally mean critics or hippies or folk who like country and western:
- The Wall - Pink Floyd.
This album has some really deep and impressive analysis of the systems by which we're all oppressed. If you're stoned. And a hippy.
- Thriller - Michael Jackson.
It wasn't. It still isn't.
- X & Y - Coldplay.
Yawn. File under 'vapid.'
- Sergeant Peppers - Beatles.
Not even their best.
- The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem.
Faux outrage; faux music.
- Pet Sounds - Beach Boys.
Wouldn't it be nice? No, it wouldn't.
- Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones.
The boys review their own album: 'Turd on the Run.'
- Joshua Tree - U2.
If Brian Eno knew then what we know now, he would have stayed home from the studio that week.
- Any album - Robbie Williams.
The supreme victory of ambition over talent.
- The Queen is Dead - Smiths
The Smiths are dead - The Queen. Thank goodness she's correct.
- Four Seasons - Vivaldi
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
- Bolero - Ravel
- Star Wars Theme - John Williams
- Bitch's Brew - Miles Davis
- Köln Concert - Keith Jarrett
- Brandenburg Concert - Bach
- Salome - Richard Strauss
- Wozzek - Berg
- Amazing Grace
Labels: Filing by Lying Around