Sitting in the living room with my housemate and I put Copper Blue by Sugar on. He listened to it for a minute and told me that it was just generic and average and couldn't see the point of it. Personally I wouldn't particularly call that album generic or average, but I suppose to someone listening who doesn't know the context of the album & who doesn't normally listen to that kind of thing I could see what he meant a little bit.
This made me think, can anything ever be definitively called generic. I would consider a band such as The Pigeon Detectives as pretty generic personally, but when I hear one of their songs I can kind of tell that it just sounds like them. I suppose no matter how generally similar in style to something else something is, its going to be different in some way.