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Old 06-16-03, 05:07 PM
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Live- Birds of Pray.

Not horrible, but it's definitely my least favorite live album. It's just bland, with most of the songs sounding more or less the same. It lacks the heavier songs like "Stage," "Lakini's Juice" etc. and the pretty ballads like "Overcome." It's basically just the in between type songs which while good, make for a bland album when that's all you get.
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I nominate Massive Attack's 100th Window. I was really looking forward to this too! This year has been full of releases, at least for me, that took many listens to warm up to. Massive Attack's latest just leaves me cold after repeated listens. The "hidden" track I could have done myself. Throw on a loop and record it for ten minutes. It's so pretentious and amateurish at the same time, it's incredulous considering their previous releases.
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Jarsim, you started an "interesting" thread and I am afraid that in trying to split off the blowhards who ignored both your initial question and my request to keep things on-topic I seem to have [] lost all the contributions from people that responded with their own most disappointing "picks".

Maybe some others will be willing to repost safe in the knowledge that anyone who strays off-topic this time earns a week off (for being a smartarse) - no questions asked or answered!

Off-topic disputes/arguments go here!


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Old 06-16-03, 07:14 PM
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Metallica-St.Anger

6 years in the making and they come up with this? :angry:
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"Blur - Think Tank" is beyond horrible....
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Jewel - 0304 and I will raise you a King's X - Black Like Sunday...while not horrible it is definitely a dissapointment. Not nearly as good as their older works.
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Metallicrap!

What a waste... not even worth the the time it took me to listen to it. James and company really f-yucked this one up!

Metallica hasn't put out a decent album in 10+ years. I'm so glad that I haven't purhased one of their CDs since "Justice".

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Gotta agree with Jewel's new one being craptacular..

But the winner HANDS DOWN [so far] is Madonna's "American Life". The only thing this album succeeded in doing is making me listen to the far superior "Music" again.*

* The only reason for this comparison, is that practically all of "American Life" sounds like the bastard stepchild of the worst parts of "Music".
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all of them.
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Weird Al's new CD. I'm not saying it's bad, but it's somewhat dissapointing based on the high expectations I always have for him & his work.

Of course, this only includes CDs that I've heard, so I can't comment on any of the above releases.
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St.Anger but I expected it to be crap when it was released,to be honest there is nothing that has come out so far this year worth listening to,just my 2 cents though.
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Blur - Think Tank

However, on the bright side - with each subsequent new album "Blur" manages to make you appreciate their previous album (that you used to think was crap) a lot more.

I know there's a better way of saying that

In other words - I was really dissapointed with their self titled Great Escape follow-up... now it looks like a classic! (which, it probably is...)

Maybe Think Tank will seem a lot better, two albums from now.
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Originally posted by ^sam^
However, on the bright side - with each subsequent new album "Blur" manages to make you appreciate their previous album (that you used to think was crap) a lot more.

I know there's a better way of saying that

In other words - I was really dissapointed with their self titled Great Escape follow-up... now it looks like a classic! (which, it probably is...)

Maybe Think Tank will seem a lot better, two albums from now.
Wow... with that way of thinking "St. Anger" may just end up being a "classic" Metallica album in another 10 years!



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Staind's new disc. It's starting to sound too much like everything else out there. It's a pity too, because their first disc was amazing.
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Originally posted by JaxComet
"Blur - Think Tank" is beyond horrible....
Agreed. My favorite Blur album will ALWAYS be "Leisure".
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I'm going to really go out on a limb and say Jewel's new album, although I haven't heard the entire thing. "Intuition" is enough of a sample for me to know it's not the same old Jewel I've always known.

But there's always the new Pete Yorn cd, Day I Forgot. And you wonder why it was released for a mere $6.99 at your local Circuit City. It's because it's a true yawn-fest. ick.
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I didn't know that the new Jewel album would have even been something anyone was looking forward to. I'm surprised at all of the mentions....
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Originally posted by evenflowddt
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Metallica-St.Anger

6 years in the making and they come up with this? :angry:
Agree.
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For me, it has to be Underworld's "One Hundred Days Off", 1 great song, and 2 good ones , the rest very bland, one is extremely grating that I want to chuck the cd out everytime I reach to skip it.

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Blur - Think Tank
Metallica - St. Anger

Got to go with the rest of you on these. Truly dreadful.
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hands down, St. Anger is tops on my list for worst yet this year
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St. Anger for me.
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So far, St. Anger for me too.

I can't even think of anything else. All the other albums mentioned here, I wouldn't have considered buying anyway...

I'm really looking forward to the new Thrice album, I hope I don't have to add it to my list here -- though based on 2 songs I've heard it looks to be good.
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Originally posted by Deftones
Staind's new disc. It's starting to sound too much like everything else out there. It's a pity too, because their first disc was amazing.
I must agree. Every song sounds the same and that would be good if the songs sounded good.

2nd place would be Weird AL.
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Another vote for St. Anger.

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