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Sunday, March 26, 2006

The 10 Worst Albums Ever, Other Than The Obvious Ones

Q magazine, as they are wont to do, has come up with an allegedly-definitive music list, this one determining the ten worst albums of all time. However, Q's deputy editor Gareth Grundy qualifies that somewhat, noting "The list is a mixture of the unspeakable and those ridiculous acts of hubris, although we tried not to pick on the obvious soft targets." So it's a list of the top ten worst albums of all time, excluding the obvious ones.

The Top Ten Worst Albums Of All Times According To Q (Other Than The Obvious Ones, Which Are Worse):

1. Duran Duran - Thank You (which Q calls "DOWNRIGHT INSULTING")

Duran Duran - 911 Is A Joke (from Thank You)

2. Spice Girls - Any of their solo albums ("WRETCHED")

3. Various Artists - Urban Renewal ("WORSE THAN THE ORIGINAL")

4. Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music

5. Billy Idol - Cyberpunk

Billy Idol - Wasteland (from Cyberpunk)

6. Naomi Campbell - Baby Woman ("GOBSMACKING HUBRIS")

7. Kevin Rowland - My Beauty ("HIDEOUSLY MAWKISH")

8. Mick Jagger - Primitive Cool

9. Westlife - Allow Us to Be Frank

10. Tin Machine - Tin Machine II

Some good music might be a nice treat for your ears after those iffy songs. Womenfolk has a couple of lovely ones, covers of Crowded House and XTC songs, Jennifer Kimball's "Fall At Your Feet" and Nouvelle Vague's "Making Plans For Nigel".

2 Comments:

Blogger Pete2ndBest said...

Re: Crowded House cover

Fall At Your Feet is among one of the greatest songs ever. That cover version is just OK, but the original is something out of this world!

10:57 AM  
Blogger trill42 said...

I think the cover is rather pretty, but I agree, it doesn't touch the original, not at all.

11:41 PM  

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