What was your most disappointing music purchase...Ever or just lately ?

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  1. MikeAW

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    We've all purchased real "bombs"...most likely it was because we had so high expectations for it.

    What was yours...lately or EVER ?!!
     
  2. KeithH

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    This thread belongs in the Polls Area.
     
  3. Mike Broadman

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    Ozzy's new album [​IMG]
    I've acquired a whole lot of modern "prog-metal" that was too silly and derivative. I sold most of it away, and am now burned out with the "prog" scene.
     
  4. MikeAW

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    Mike too bad to hear your feelings about Prog...share with us, just why.
     
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    Well, this may be better off in the prog thread, but...
    After getting into Dreamtheater, I discovered the whole modern prog scene. There was some interesting stuff on the record label Magna Carta, and I bought up a whole bunch.
    Basically, most of the bands are derivative or just sound way to silly. In the process, I've also found a lot of great stuff, though. Like any genre, I am only interested in the cream of the crop, because my CD collection is out of control, and I don't have the time or patience for mediocre or poor material.
    All of the musicians in these bands are, of course, fantastic. But I stopped being impressed with that a long time ago. I need solid, interesting songwriting to keep me interested.
    Here are some bands I found:
    Magellan: Like most modern prog, their music sounds like a bunch of fancy musicy thingies strewn together, not songs. Plus, the singer's voice is obnoxious. The lyrics are history lessons, and the novelty wears off quickly.
    Enchant: These guys actually aren't bad, but they just didn't capture my attention. They're not as absurd as some other bands, but they're not all that interesting, IMO.
    Symphony X: I know there are some X fans here, but I'm sorry, these guys are way too much for my blood. They sound like renegades from Yngwie Malmsteen's back-up band on crack. Too silly for me.
    Shadow Gallery: Extremely derivative, but I like them anyway for some reason. They're entertaining.
    Edenbridge is another band that sounds silly and derivative but who I like anyway. There's something irresistable about a Swedish chick wailing away in classic 80s power metal style.
    Of course, I've found scores of bands that I love and who have original, wonderful sounds: Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, Anekdoten, and Opeth, for example.
    I also love the CDs where people from various bands come together to jam and play new music: Liquid Tension Experiment, Black Light Syndrome, Transatlantic, Attention Defecit, and Gordian Knot.
    But, I ended up having to sell away a lot of music in the process.
     
  6. JoshK

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    My most dissapointing recent music purchases:

    XTC - Skylarking

    Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn (and I like PF)

    Syd Barret -
     
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    JoshK, I felt the same way about Skylarking when I first got it a few years ago. It is now a favorite. Give it some time, it might grow on you.
     
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    I was really disappointed with The Black Crowes' Lions. I've loved everything this band put out before, but not this one. I've got about 3 cds full of b-sides that would have made a better album.

    I wasn't too impressed with the last Big Sugar disc either.

    As far as older disappointments, I don't care for much of Metallica's post-Cliff Burton material. I know alot of people like their newer stuff, but I don't. It is just not to my liking.

    Regards

    KrisM
     
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    I'd have to go with Van Halen's ill-fated "Van Halen 3" album. Just plain terrible.
     
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    Oh yeah, I'll second the Black Crowes' Lions. Most dissappointing release of 2001.
     
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    Prince's Rainbow Children. Just when I thought he couldn't get any worse, he creates the crummiest album of his career. I used to be an absolute Prince fanatic, but he's burned almost all available bridges; from a long series of dull live shows to a string of bad albums, I'm almost ready to give up on the guy...
     
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    I lost track of Prince after "Rainbow Bridge". As a live artist, he is phenomenal, but lately in the studio, especially during and after the Slave Thing, he's become to self-absorbed and a parody, and definitely has run out of steam.

    When he began to dot.com it, he really didn't have to conform to any Studio/Company discipline, which for him, he probably needed. Too bad, when you think how he started.
     
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    Tracks include: Misty, Stormy Weather, Georgia On My Mind, Mack The Knife, Dark Eyes, Blue Skies, On The Trail (from grofe's Grand Canyon Suite), etc.
    I thought it would be a very interesting combination of genres and abilities. It is, instead, a poorly conceived and executed meeting of disparate styles. Just awful!
    I posted in another thread that I keep this title in my collection only to help me really appreciate how much I enjoy all the other CDs I own! [​IMG]
     

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