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LarryDavenport

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Almost everyone have bands they love and collect, yet not all the records are gems (yet sometimes you still buy it so there isn't a hole in your collection, or you think some drug will come along to make it sound better). Here are some of my favorite bands and their albums I DON"T like, and of course, it's just my opinion.

Genesis: And Then There Were Three, We Can Dance, (most of) Invisible Touch

Pink Floyd: Division Bell

Blue Öyster Cult: Club Ninja, Mirrors

Beach Boys: MIU, Light Album, Keepin the Summer Alive

Frank Zappa & the Mother: Absolutely Free

Lush: Lovelife
 

Jeff Keene

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Oh! You're trying to start some fights! :)

My favorite bands' weakest (my opinion):

R.E.M. - Reveal

Yes - Open Your Eyes

Rush - Counterparts

Pearl Jam - Yield

Cranberries - Wake Up and Small the Coffee

Depeche Mode - Exciter

Erasure - Cowboy

Van Halen - III

Other favorites don't have albums that I feel belong on this list. They may have weaker albums but they are still great. They are:

Alice in Chains, Alanis Morrisette, Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, Tool, Beck, Pink Floyd

The cool thing is that one person's garbage is another's treasure. For instance, I love Invisible Touch and Division Bell.
 

Fredrik E

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the worst, IMHO:

Pink Floyd: Dark side of the moon

Kraftwerk: Radioactivity

Depeche Mode: Songs of faith and devotion

Ozzy Osbourne: Down to earth

Erasure: Wild!
 

Jeff Keene

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Oh oh, take away my access. I'm not going to be able to stay away from this thread!

Dark Side of the Moon is my favorite Floyd. Songs of Faith and Devotion is my favorite Depeche Mode. Seriously. Also love Wild!.
 

Jeff Pryor

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Pink Floyd: Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Fleetwood Mac (Nicks and Buckingham): Tusk

Kate Bush: The Red Shoes

Ozzy Osbourne: Bark at the Moon

Iron Maiden: Brave New World

Metallica: Reload
 

LarryDavenport

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I'm not trying to start fights.

That said I love Darkside and Piper. Division Bell I really tried to like (I liked Momentary Lapse of Reason) but I felt Division Bell started heading into the Adult Contemporary area (as Genesis did with We Can Dance and Peter Gabriel did with Us...though I love the song Steam, particularly Gabriel's performance of it on SNL).

I absolutely hate the song Invisible Touch. To me it is the worst Genesis song of all time, beating all the songs on And Then There Were Three, which is completely useless. Of course, I'm biased because my love of Genesis began with getting a used copy of The Lamb and Genesis Live in 1983 and then I proceeded to by everything that came before, then after.
 

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Frederik, you like Floyd but not Dark Side? How does that work? Are you a Syd Barett fan?

Jeff, if you gotta pick an Iron Maiden album, seems to me the obvious choice is Virtual XI. I have it for completeness, but it's pretty weak. Brave New World is actually pretty solid, IMO.

Larry, I gotta say the Absolutely Free is my favorite of the early Mothers stuff, tied with Uncle Meat, and much better than the much-lauded Freak Out!

Genesis: everything after Steve Hackett left

Yes: Everything after Going For The One

Rush: Presto (it's still decent, but their worst)

Metallica: Load/ReLoad

Megadeth: Risk

Pearljam: everything after Vs (I know, I'm in the minority here)

King Crimson: None. They're all great.

NP: Mahler's 2nd Symphony, SACD
 

Al B. C

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David Bowie - "Never Let Me Down" :thumbsdown:
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Jeff Pryor

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Alan Parsons Project: Stereotomy..I,Robot

Led Zepplin: In Through the Out Door..Coda

Prince: Graffiti Bridge

Cranes: Population 4..Future Songs
 

Mike Broadman

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Oh, stop it.
:laugh:
I don't know why, but that's the funniest post I ever read.
Yeah, I probably came off as a jerk on that one. Oh well, wouldn't be the first time.
I got some more:
Jethro Tull: everything after Stormwatch
Marillion: Holidays in Eden (not a bad album, but easily their worst, IMO)
Queen: Everything after News of the World, except maybe Innuendo
Black Sabbath: the last couple albums w/ Ozzy. And speaking of which...
Ozzy Osbourne: Ultimate Sin and the last two. It just was never the same w/o Randy.
Dreamtheater: When Day & Dream Unite. What was up with that singer? And lousy production. Talk about not ready for prime-time.
A lot of people feel R.E.M.'s last couple of albums were weak, but I wouldn't know.
 

Fredrik E

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Frederik, you like Floyd but not Dark Side? How does that work? Are you a Syd Barett fan?
I haven't heard much of Barett's material except the last song on the "A Saucerful Of secrets" album, which I think is a Barett song if I remember correctly.

After I had heard "Meddle" for the first time, I really didn't like what Pink Floyd did after that one.

Meddle is my favorite Floyd album. I don't like DSOTM, because, IMHO, it sounds "dirty" and distorted, and the songs aren't as good as on, for example, Meddle, or Wish You Were Here.
 

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If one truly considers it a part of the band's true canon, the original 1968 release of Yellow Submarine.
 

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Two that immediately come to mind for me:

The Doors The Soft Parade

Led Zeppelin Presence
 

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