--Where talent and good ideas cross... badly--
Here's what I'm talking about. Pretty much all professional musicians we DiScuss here are pretty damn good. But you don't have to be a musical prodigy to be great.
For example, it doesn't take a musical talent to play a Ramones song, and yet the Ramones were brilliant. However, I don't see Joey Ramone writing a Radiohead type composition well.
Now consider: I don't think Thom Yorke and company could play garage rock as well as, say, the Ponys or Hold Steady do.
See what I'm driving at? Now, we all know what it is when the mix of talent and ideas works well... we call that a "good" album. Yeah, no shit.
But there must be cases where a performer "bites off more than he can chew." Trying too hard to be eclectic, perhaps.
Or conversely, where a Steely Dan type tries play simple old fashioned rock 'n roll and it sounds like Ryan Adams' Rock 'n Roll album, y'know, boring as fuck.
DiScuss Albums Which Were Inside/Outside of Performer's Limitations!