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Biggest Dissapointments?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Bassline1414, Nov 11, 2001.


  1. Lately, I'd say that the two albums that have dissapointed me the most are Weezer's new self-titled album and Oysterhead's The Grand Pecking Order...Weezer went from making their best record and then making absolute crap in my opinion. And I thought Oysterhead's album would be amazing with Copeland on the drums and Les on bass, but it was kind of blah. Your biggest dissapointments? :)
     
  2. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'd have to say Mudvayne...It wasn't what I expected at all. I listened to it once through, and though "what a rip..."

    OTOH, It was a completely different beast, alltogether better than I could have expected with more complexiy and depth than a lot of other agressive music....which makes is my favorite albums...but, yes, I was dissapointed with it at first
     
  3. Yeah, the new Weezer album was a pretty big disappointment, though it all has to do with Rivers going crazy and being really scared to make another Pinkerton.
    I'd have to say my biggest disappointments was when I succumbed to purchasing an early No Use for A Name, album,.....god, I've never heard worse generic hardcore. Next up is Enema of the State, I could not believe how thin that album was. Albeit, there stuff wasn't that deep to begin with, but it was like taking Sid Vicious, putting him in a bubble gum machine and *poof!* you have Ricky Martin minus the salsa influences, sexy dance movies, and good looks. Tis a shame, aye,
     
  4. Everything Live have done after 'Secret Samadi' has been very disapointing. Creed's 'Human Clay' was a huge letdown. I also must say that I have been disapointed by the decisions made by the remaining Doors over the release of unheard material. There is some 50 hours of unheard songs and live material in the Doors archives that they are only now (30 years on) beginning to release. In the meantime, the Doors 'Best Of' has been repackaged like 15 times.
    But, my biggest musical disapointment of all time is the news that the Nirvana box set with lots of unreleased Nirvana songs is not to be released pending legal action by Courtney Love. B*TCH!!!!
    Jim
     
  5. purple_haze

    purple_haze

    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Sepultura "Roots".

    Also anything and everything by Pantera, I was told to expect something like Metallica or Slayer, so I thought great, word to the wise folks, 4 hillbillies sounding as though they're being given concrete enemas does not constitute "music".

    All in all, about £50 I'll never see again. Wankers.
     
  6. *paging Panterafan*


    RATM-Evil Empire I've listened to this all the way through only a couple of times- the whole RATM concept seems tired.

    The Cure- Pornography
    bought this after seeing "A strange day" in the Cure In Orange live video.
    the live version's much better, and the rest of the album's too dirgy for my liking.
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Jamiroquai's "A Funk Odessy" I like 3 songs on the album, but other than that.....NO!
    I agree with the Weezer comments too.
    I am curious to hear what Metallica's next one will sound like.
     
  8. The electric mile by g.love and the special sauce. everysong sounds the same. I also agree with oysterhead except for the army's on ecstacy. that song kick a**.
     
  9. Incubus Morning View, and the new Jamiroquai, yuck.

    Cant think of anything else i was dissapointed by.

    My drummer says the new Slipknot is poo, cos the drums are just boring and not as good as the first album. So there
     
  10. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Without a doubt, Human Clay by Creed. My Own Prison is one of my favorite rock albums, and I was really looking forward to Human Clay... man was I pissed when I bought it.

    And if I hear "With Arms Wide Open" one more time, somebody's gonna get hurt...
     
  11. The Strokes - Is This It. After hearing the three song EP, I had pretty high hopes for this one. But it just sounds like the first Pavement record and The Velvet Underground. Not that it's a bad record, it's just not what I expected.

    The Cure - Wild Mood Swings . I don't even want to talk about this fiasco.

    Echo & The Bunnymen - Evergreen. I had high hopes for the reunion album. Very so-so. Fortunately, the last two have been better.

    Angels of Light - New Mother. Michael Gira's new band. I positively love Swans, but I found this to just be more of Gira's acoustic moaning. Closer to The Burning World than Love of Life.

    REM - Up. Very mediocre.

    Rapoon - Fires of the Borderlands. I wanted to like this. I really did. Honest. I just think my random noise days are over.

    Skull Kontrol - I think every other band Chris Thompson is in is good. Think about it - Circus Lupus was great, Las Mordidas was iffy, Monorchid was great, and now this. I guess there's always hope for the next time around.

    Bright Eyes - This kid just whines too much. Add to that the fact that his brother's band (Sorry About Dresden) rocks hard.

    Juno - They bored me when I saw them live. Again, I really wanted to like them. Oh well.
     
  12. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    i have to say:

    Faithless - Sunday 8pm
    they are GREAT live band, i heard them on a MTV live special, those songs are GENIUS... i was so excited when i saw this cd on the store and got it... then it sucked... i guess studio it´s not faithless enviroment... got 3-4 songs that i like though.

    Moby - Moby
    first album... i have the "play" album (i got it wayyyy before he got huge with Porcelain, cool thing is that there's no gwen steffani voice on the track she did)... so play was good, but this album just sucked, pretty repetitive... no samples or voices... i use it to study :)

    Underworld - Underneath the radar
    ok, i got "Beacoup fish" and liked it so much... then i was in some concert and this guy was selling really cheap original cd´s, so i saw this cd and thought it was a early yet cool cd of them... but when i got home and played it sounded NOTHING like underworld... got online and realized that this was the first attempt of the band and it´s mostly 80's pop-techno sound... so at some point they changed to Electronica (which is the underworld i like)... it was a HUGE dissapointment.

    i really choose carefully (since i really like to buy cd´s) but sometimes things happen and you know the rest ;)
     
  13. Funny, I thought that Beaucoup Fish was a dissapointment compared to Second Toughest In The Infants.
     
  14. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    The new Michael Jackson pretty much sucks. :mad:
     
  15. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Any Pearl Jam after "Ten" was a disappointment to me. I guess I just loved that album so much, nothing else could touch it. Any Red Hot Chilli Peppers album after "Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic" has been half as good for me. Also, no album that RATM has done since their breaktjhrough album has seemed as good to me as that first one.

    But let me say, I can't count the number of times I have bought an album I loved, then when I bought the next one but the same band, I have been disappointed and felt my money was wasted. Very few bands put out albums that consistently pease me. It may be asking way too much of any artist to consistently produce winning albums that please all the fans of their first album.

    The reason may be that if an artist evolves or tries new sounds, those who enjoyed the original may not like the evoloution. Or if the artist stays the same, then folks complain that the new album sounds just like the last one (or last several) and is boring and the band isn't "growing."

    Just look how angry many fans have been at Metallica. Actually I liked "Load" and their "orchestral/symphonic" album, but few people did. It is so hard to please everybody every time.
     
  16. purple_haze

    purple_haze

    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Wow, you're totally right, people hate change, although, to a certain extent, I certainly do sympathize with the "Stick with what works" philosophy, and I also think many people got peeved at Metallica for broadening their fan base, some people can get very attached to what they consider "their" music.."their" identity if you will.

    For the record, I too like "load", it was nice to hear non-root basslines, and as for PJ, I think that it was impossible to touch 10, but Yield and Binaural are pretty good in their own right, certainly better than most 90s rock.
     
  17. Green Day's "Warning" was a huge disappointment to me. Coming on the heels of their two most aggressive albums, I was hoping for more of the same. Oh well..
    And I remember being really disappointed, almost to the point of physical illness, by Rush's "Power Windows" when it came out in 1985 (or was it '86?) It's grown on me over the years, and they have certainly returned to fine power trio form, but I remember thinking "this is the demise of my favorite band."
     
  18. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Dave, outside of "The Manhattan Project", I too hated Power Windows. It took about 5 years to grow on me. BTW, I liked Load and LOVED the symphony album by Metallica.
     
  19. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    The biggest let down for me was "Bitter Suites to Succubi" by Cradle of Filth. I'm glad their experimenting with their sounds, but this wasn't one of their best(Althought I do love that song "All Hope Lies In Eclipse"). They did redo some tracks from "The Principle of Evil Made Flesh" though, that was good.
     
  20. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Odd, seeing thats one of my favorite cd's now. I thought that the ultra laid back thing works for them better than the poetic funk metal thing.

    I wasnt too fond of my wasting money on the Alien Ant Farm cd, listen to it once, went go to the poop. Im also not to fond of Primus' Pork Soda, its just too dark, when I bought it I hoped the entire cd would be more like DMV and My Name Is Mud, but I guess they cant all be good.