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Most Disappointing Albums of 2012

Old 12-15-12, 06:04 PM
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I have it and enjoy it, but I like them equally. The first one was more industrial and less trance.
Sounds like something I need to look up.
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Old 12-16-12, 12:01 PM
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Lavender Diamond - Incorruptible Heart

Aside from about 3 songs, the entire album is average and forgettable.
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Old 12-17-12, 02:41 PM
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hmmm, I personally loved The Idler Wheel and The 2nd Law

To me the big disappointments of 2012:
Scissor Sisters "Magic Hour". They followed up their best album so far with a generic dance-pop album

The Killers "Battle Born". Not 'bad' per se, but very mediocre and beginning to make me wonder if their first two albums were flukes as I didn't care for their third album either. Very paint by numbers

Madonna "MDNA". The Madonna up to 2005 wouldn't be caught dead recording songs like "I'm Addicted" and "Give Me All Your Lovin'"
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Kiss-Monster
I love Kiss. But I just can't get into this one.
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Old 12-20-12, 12:20 PM
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hmmm, I personally loved The Idler Wheel and The 2nd Law

To me the big disappointments of 2012:
Scissor Sisters "Magic Hour". They followed up their best album so far with a generic dance-pop album

The Killers "Battle Born". Not 'bad' per se, but very mediocre and beginning to make me wonder if their first two albums were flukes as I didn't care for their third album either. Very paint by numbers

Madonna "MDNA". The Madonna up to 2005 wouldn't be caught dead recording songs like "I'm Addicted" and "Give Me All Your Lovin'"

THIS. On both fronts. Was sooo disappointed in the Scissor Sisters record. After their career high with "Invisible Light" - it was sorta to be expected.

Same with The Killers. Good lord what a mess.
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Old 12-20-12, 03:07 PM
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I'm going to say Graham Parker and the Rumour - Three Chords Good because I was expecting something with some bite and it's kind of limp like much of his later work. Plus it has the worst album cover of the year, if not decade.

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Oh man, I forgot that Scissor Sisters record came out this year. Terrible.
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Old 12-23-12, 01:24 PM
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The new How To Destroy Angels was not as good as the first IMO.

I would also say there is an annoying trend in pop music were they say one line about 7-8 times in a row.
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Old 12-23-12, 02:20 PM
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And I'd add MDNA, except I sort of expected it to suck so I can't really categorize it as disappointing.
This.

My biggest disappointment was the Dragonette album - their first self-produced one but it might as well be a Martin Solveig album. Almost all of it sounds like their collabs over the past few years with none of what made them special in the first place and it just makes me want to cry. Outside of "Untouchable" - which is one of the best things they've ever done, so of course they didn't do it on tour - I never really need to hear the rest again.
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Old 12-23-12, 04:10 PM
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Tool-another skipped year
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Old 12-23-12, 06:02 PM
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I really wanted to like Co-exist from The xx but it sounded just like their first album, minus the haunting melodies. Real let down, considering Jamie xx has had some great remixes and such post that debut album (We're New Here with the late great Gil Scott Heron comes to mind).

Some Nights from fun. left a lot to be desired as well. It all sounded so generic and processed (is that what they were going for?).
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Old 12-24-12, 04:17 PM
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The XX - Coexist - Was really looking forward to this one, but could just not get into it. I think perhaps it was a bit too minimalist. Just came off as one note. I also thought it lacked most of the elements I loved about their debut. With that album, I could pop it in almost any time and enjoy it, however with this one, it's something I'd really have to be in a mood to listen to. I just didn't find myself doing that much, and barely spun it after the first few primary
This is my feeling as well. I LOVE their first album, my favorite that year, thought they were great at Coachella (just a boring stage show) but I just can't get into the new one.
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Old 12-24-12, 05:13 PM
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I also was disappointed in The xx.
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Old 12-30-12, 08:42 PM
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i don't really buy "new" albums much anymore but i'd have to say megadeth's last one, 13, was pretty dang disappointing. listened to it a few times and don't plan on adding any of the songs to my m'deth comp...so there you go...
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Old 01-03-13, 01:52 PM
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I couldn't really get into Coexist either. It was very monotone
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I'm willing to give it a few more listens but the Fiona Apple album leaves a lot to be desired.
I couldn't even bear to give it a few listens. One was bad enough.
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I liked Fiona's album quite a bit Diff'rent strokes, I guess...
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I actually wasn't even a Fiona fan until this album. The Idler Wheel is what made me interested in her earlier music as well. Until this album I thought of her mostly as that girl who did "Criminal" and had the pretentious speech at the MTV VMA's (one of the last years MTV was watchable)
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Old 01-06-13, 10:58 AM
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I finally listened to the new Muse. Wow that sucks. It would top my list, but I guess I wasn't expecting much after hearing the 2 songs I did (the Olympic song and Madness)
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Old 01-06-13, 07:14 PM
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I finally listened to the new Muse. Wow that sucks. It would top my list, but I guess I wasn't expecting much after hearing the 2 songs I did (the Olympic song and Madness)
For me, at least, I had the opposite reaction with Muse. In fact, I find the more I listen to it, the more I'm liking it. I have none of the issues others seem to with it. The dub-step elements didn't bother, and I liked the tunes the bassist (sorry, his last name escapes me at the moment) sang lead on.
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Old 01-06-13, 07:52 PM
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You guys must not have expected much out of the new Aerosmith either. That album was shit.
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Or perhaps no one bothered with it.
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Old 01-06-13, 09:07 PM
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For me, at least, I had the opposite reaction with Muse. In fact, I find the more I listen to it, the more I'm liking it. I have none of the issues others seem to with it. The dub-step elements didn't bother, and I liked the tunes the bassist (sorry, his last name escapes me at the moment) sang lead on.
I agree. I don't like dubstep but the way Muse incorporated it didn't bother me in the slightest.
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Old 01-06-13, 09:12 PM
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You guys must not have expected much out of the new Aerosmith either. That album was shit.
Haven't they all been since 1993? I didn't even bother when I found out it was loaded with ballads.
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You guys must not have expected much out of the new Aerosmith either. That album was shit.
That was exactly what I expected.
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