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Weezer - Buddy Holly
it isn't, it's great, but that's how good the album is
and In The Garage are definitely both worse than Buddy Holly.
Not least because there's a whole run of really horrible ballads in the second half.
although it's essentially laid back lounge music.
All of the singles were big for them on that album, which really marked their turn from heavy nu-metal lite to slightly wishy washy alt rock.
Good album mind, just a bit of an odd one.
first one to get proper MTV1 play i reckon
is a tune
Just pales in comparison with every other song on the album. Especially this one...
'The Queen is Dead' is fantastic but the title track is probably my least favourite on the album (still great though). 'Meat is Murder' is a terrible track though.
In the Garage is the worst song on there though
but not your last.
might listen to it NOW and see
Bad Trails completely fucks the album's momentum at a crucial stage. Take it out and the rest flows beautifully
B52s – Love Shack
(not saying its the best - just that its clearly not the worst).
cant listen to it now
close but no cigar, there's some dirge towards the end
Go with the Flow, Gonna Leave You and Another Love Song definitely and there's a few borderline
the other two definitely though
Sisters Of Mercy - This corrosion
I personally think Led Zep's Stairaway To Heaven is the worst on Led Zep IV. It's still an 8/10 song but the rest are all better for Me.
When The Levee Breaks being the masterpiece.
But it's too close.
I like Fine Time as a single, but the rest of the album outclasses it.
Just doesn't fit in with the rest of the album - probably the only New Order single that hasn't aged well.
That album is rammed with great tunes. OAS is a classic, maybe it's just been overplayed.
Skinny Love (for emma forever ago)
all of the lights (MBDTF)
float on (good news...)
one more time (discovery)
id say these are all like the least good songs, not bad by any means tho really.
no way is that the best song on MBDTF
Many people's view of this band is (wrongly) predicated on this track alone.
I've heard it to death (not their fault, and it'll have made them secure, so that's great). It is my least favourite track on the album though, because I've never been a fan of "Hey Jude" outros...
However, it is worse than anything on the preceding three albums and my view of the band post LOTFW is predicated on this track alone. Ho hum.
the sound of overwrought tedium
but it's impossible to hate when you've seen them do it live.
a big Elbow fan but I can't stand 'One Day Like This' or, on the recent album, 'Open Arms'. They did the rousing choir singalong thing very well on their second album (Ribcage, Grace Under Pressure) and should have shelved it from there on in. As you say, Elbow are now judged by 'One Day Like This' and they are so, so, so much better than this
I picked The Sun Smell Too Loud because it was the first track that was sent around for previewing purposes and iirc it got quite a bit of coverage.
All the same shitty song
As decent as these songs are I'm not sure LCD were at their best in the medium of 3/4 minute punky pop songs.
One Day Like This
One Armed Scissor
One More Time
I'm stunned by the amount of shitty choices there are in this thread.
including the one that I picked in my post. We may have interpreted the question differently...
These are all amazing tracks.
is Dodgy - Good Enough
Free Peace Sweet is one of the better Britpop records, but it has that festering disaster in the middle of it, AND it was the hit single ffs
but it also goes to show that you have to find some fairly dubious albums to be able to make this call well.
Then again, 'I Should Coco' is my 2nd least-favourite 'Grass album.
The Blur album that comes closest to this is 13, but that's assuming Tender is the best-known song and not the markedly superior Coffee & TV
For me, the Blur album that fits the bill the most in this thread is 'Parklife' (if we're talking about the title track, which I am). Great, memorable single, but doesn't even come close to 'London Loves', 'Trouble In The Message Centre', 'Clover Over Dover', 'This Is A Low'...
is Song 2 on Blur. By a big distance.
Correct order is:
Some Might Say > Champagne Supernova > Hello > She's Electric >
Morning Glory > Don't Look Back in Anger > Roll with It > Wonderwall > Hey Now > Cast No Shadow
Cast No Shadow > Champagne Supernova > Some Might Say > Morning Glory > Hello > She's Electric > Hey Now > Don't Look Back In Anger > Wonderwall > Roll With It.
Wonderwall - did well in US
Don't look back - UK number 1, and still to be heard at 1am at a cheesy nightclub near you
Roll with it - The Blur thing
The more I think about it Wonderwall edges it
But if you asked any random person to name the first Oasis song that came into their head, they'd probably say Wonderwall. If you asked any random person to sing a part of an Oasis song, they'd probably either sing the opening line of Wonderwall or the chorus. Wonderwall also became the go-to song for amateur guitarists to impress people who don't know anything about guitar playing... it became a buskers song, and Don't Look Back In Anger and Roll With It didn't really.
I have to skip that track every time.
It doesn't belong on the album. It doesn't belong on ANY Bjork album. It is completely and utterly incongruous with everything else she's ever done. And yet it's all the vast majority of people who know (of) her can name-check. Breaks my fucking heart.
That was my first favorite Bjork song.
Worst track? Not far off
isn't technically an album track - it was just tacked onto the rerelease.
except that I quite like Fools Gold while Mrs Robinson is a repellent atrocity
but yeah you're right, good call
or because it's become an MOR staple... as it's actually, if you think about it, a pretty amazing track.
this doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad song, just that the rest are even better
Ignoreland is utter jizz.
I totally agree!
More because I think Everybody Hurts is an average track on one of their weakest albums whereas Stand is a supremely irritating song on a consistently strong album.
Shiny Happy People is also clearly the worst song on Out of Time.
pointless to try to select a 'worst' song, but I would say 'Horsin' Around' is a candidate.
Whatever it is, it's certainly not When Loves Breaks Down.
I don't hate When Loves Break Down, but it's the weakest track for me and doesn't fit sonically with the rest of the album (I guess because it was recorded separately and produced by Phil Thornally, not Thomas Dolby) ... and that electric piano is pretty horrible
but agree to disagree and all that
In fast I have to say that the sound of the album as a whole hasn't dated that well (apart from Faron Young, which still sounds brilliant)
But as a song, When Loves Breaks Down is a peerless, absolutely wonderful masterpiece
Monkey Gone to Heaven is quite well known and easily the worst.
can't get on board with that, sorry.
Not as rubbish as Crackity Jones or There Goes My Gun.
This subthread does it again. I would tell you what i think the worst (or least good) song on Doolittle is but I couldn't take the backlash.
Pixies' Shiny Happy People
Innit. Rest of it is as weird and great as ever they were (although I no longer hate the lead single as much as I used to)
Wake Up was, I think, the third album I ever bought, after Definitely Maybe and the first Shine album.
It's Lulu is a far greater stinker than Wake Up Boo. Otherwise I agree; (mostly) great album.
but if it is- High and Dry
but it's the worst Radiohead song, yes
High and Dry being the worst is a valid shout. But I still like it. And it's still better than Bones.
and have done since the mid '90s.
it always has been miles and away their most accessible pop song. I know people who could only name High and Dry and Creep as Radiohead songs
Pavement - Cut Your Hair (it's just about equal with Hit the Plane Down for me)
was listening to the album with friends the other day and they couldnt stop ragging on hit the plane down. i quite like it
i since take my back my earlier comment, having re-listened to crcr cut your hair is much better!
ever recorded. Really though, Hit the Plane Down is proper fun.
It single handedly made me not listen to them properly for 5 or so years before eventually discovering it wasn't really representititve of their sound.
Good song on an outstanding album.
muzzle for a start
Charmingly off-kilter pop on an album already full of surprises, in fact the final 5 tracks overall are a welcome comedown after the assault of X.Y.U.
I'd also argue it wasn't very well known in comparison to Bullet With Butterfly Wings or any other big hits from Mellon Collie.
Just that it was objectively worse the Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Jellybelly is the worst for me
Ye gods, man. Just... I don't even know how to respond to something as manifestly wrong as that.
JUST LIEEEEKKKKKKK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
is 1979 not more famous?
and most of the album worse
Because it's their best song, innit?
The egregious misremembering of the name of the song "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" here?
Lover's Rock is easily the worst thing on that album.
But I'm going to have to listen to the album to check first
May Grand Don't Come For Free (if we're saying Dry Your Eyes rather than Fit But You Know It)
I'm clutching at straws here tbf
so maybe worse is an exaggeration, but it really isn't all that good of a track. The next 5 tracks are easily superior (then it takes a dip into blandness that doesn't let up until the first half of Cop Shoot Cop)
Also, dunno about the album, but if Kings Of Leon have written a worse song than Use Somebody I'd be very surprised.
It's the best known and the best track on the album!!
Closer is an absolute monster of a tune. One of the greatest ever.
Thriller. Ace video. Average song.
Obviously The Girl Is Mine is an absolute travesty but with that exception, worst track on the album.
and you are extremely wrong. The argument that The Girl Is Mine somehow doesn't count because it's less well known ain't gonna fly when it's on a 50x and rising Platinum album. Hell, P.Y.T. and The Lady In My Life aren't all that either. But to dismiss Thriller is to decimate one of the strongest 3 track runs of any album, ever made - Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean; incredible pop.
Billie Jean > The Lady In My Life > Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' > P.Y.T > Baby Be Mine > Beat It = Human Nature >> Thriller >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Girl Is Mine
The album without those last two is as close to perfect as I can imagine.
Billie Jean is the best known/biggest track on that album
...or is it Beat It? ... who can say...
is easily the worst track on RAM. Pharrell's vocals are insipid and off-key, the groove never really gets started and the moment it actually becomes Daft Punk enough to be interesting is over too soon. Also, that weedy little synth melody on the outro does my head in.
Pretty much everything else is gold bar the Crowded House B-sidealike of Fragments of Time.
no possibly argument that get lucky is worse than that
I just find Get Lucky tiresome - even Rodgers' guitar licks are heard-it-all-before; Lose Yourself To Dance should have been the lead single instead. Everything that's wrong with Get Lucky is right with Lose Yourself. That west-coast call and response R&B/New Jack Swing robot breakdown at 3 minutes in is fucking sublime. Plus that funk bass is just outrageous.
Also, The Game of Love is a fantastic bit of robot slow jam melancholia.
sounds like they just tacked it on the end. Not that it's a bad song, mind, but it's just the poorest of the collection.
it's absolutely fucking amazing tho
Not a bad single but it just doesn't fit on the album - would've been much more at home on Faith & Devotion.
Overplay may be a factor in this, though.
Marilyn Manson didn't cover Enjoy the Silence.
obviously not a 'bad' song considered on its own terms, but the first example of Paul's 'Granny Music' tendency and a song that I absolutely hate. It's mawkish and sentimental and dismal.
Given that the rest of the album is pretty much flawless I think it is a good contender for this thread.
because yellow submarine is the most famous and also most annoying song
I think Eleanor Rigby is slightly more famous and slightly more awful than Yellow Submarine, but it's a close run thing.
I admit that I had forgotten YS was on Revolver and I agree it's very annoying.
There should be a new thread for albums where the two most famous songs are also the two worst.
hence calling it the biggest single
Like A Rolling Stone
The Prayer from A Weekend In The City is a good should though.
a prayer is the best thing on that pile of cack
Insane in the Brain
but Today was the bigger track
Either way, Disarm really holds that album from being a 10/10 album.
did better in the charts too if that counts for anything
Disarm is incredible.
are fucking mental. Just thought you should know.
Probably the worst thing they ever did, in fact.
it's nutty, but the transition from the end of the previous track to the beginning of Juxtaposed must be one of the best SFA moments ever
Juxtaposed is a classic. For definitions of 'worst' you need to visit their last two albums and even then it's purely in context with the rest of their output and hardly some sort of benchmark of badness. Even in their decline they remain the greatest unappreciated band Britain has ever produced.
Worse than the Lighthouse Family.
But it's comfortably the worse track on that album
But I can't stand Elephant, its like a limp 70's peado-rock blemish on a canvas of psychedelic mastery.
(and there goes my pretentious phase of the day...)
one of which is subjective and one of which is pretty much objective, so i can be opinionated and also anal.
also i'm a fucking dick
how I feel about the thread, too. So much subjectivity, only so much dickery to slap about. It's almost tiring!
That's the best song on the album.
I know I'm going to get shit for this, but this is the weakest, most anemic track on the album; yet it's the one everyone immediately flocks to. Every other track from the album is MUCH better.
Or, if you'd like, Boulevard of Broken Dreams works as well.