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- have to have bought it for yourself
- have to have bought it thinking it would be good
Shite. Returned it to Virgin the following day and swapped it for Massive Attack's Mezzanine instead. Great piece of business...
Sid Sings - Sid Vicious. Awful.
456 - The Grid. Rubbish.
Philiophobia - Arab Strap. Shite.
Not that it's actually THAT bad, more so that I bought it, got it home and threw up everywhere. Everytime I see that albums turgid brown sleeve I still feel sick and for this reason it's the worst album I've ever bought.
2007, it was in Woolworths for £6 (which no doubt it the reason it got to number one that week) a mate's younger brother had strongly recommended and I was in the queue for Topman earlier that week tapping my foot to Worried About Ray. Excuses, excuses...
when the time comes to tell the grandkids about their greatest achievements in life :-/
that's right up there
but a shit sound
second one's turgid shite.
Had totally forgotten them until someone happened to mention them on that holiday.
me & my brother used to have a habit of listening to Hal when we were really drunk
These days Hal don't even listen to Hal while really drunk.
and it's not something I paid for, but the recent Foxygen album immediately comes to mind. I can't tell if it's supposed to be a pastiche of self-indulgent "Difficult albums" (i.e. The White Album, Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, etc.) or just a conscious attempt at making a Difficult Album for people to say "you just don't get it, maaaaaaaan!" But it was definitely shit and didn't even have the good sense to be at least partially entertaining in its madness.
i took it back to the shop, i was so not into it
on the cd, it's the same logic as going to cinema and trying to get a refund cos the film is shit, the shop's responsibility is to sell you a cd in pristine working condition, they have no responsibility for the music contained on that cd, you should have done your homework before buying the cd, in my world the shop you tried to refund it to should be well within their rights to politely tell you to jog on.
copy them and take the CD back the same day. total prick
There is no excuse for not listening to something before you buy it any more.
so much easier and cheaper to buy music online
but it was HMV wasnt too bothered. fuck the man yeah?
it was the album that won the mercury, plus there wasn't streaming (or i didn't have it) when that came out.
You pay for the experience of viewing a film at the cinema and do not take ownership of a physical product - there is nothing to return and you can't undo the experience. Getting a refund on an album (or any product) you don't like is at the discretion of the retailer as they have no legal obligation to provide one. Unless the customer is trying to deceive a retailer by claiming that the product is defective in some way, in order to hide the real reason for returning it, they are doing nothing wrong.
but then so can a clothes shop. As long as it is resellable, they can exchange it or refund you if they wish, or tell you to jog on. The latter however may not ensure repeat business in the future.
bought it on cassette when it came out (I would have been 14, I guess) - I owned Remain In Light and had seen Stop Making Sense and had become a pretty big fan on the basis on them, so my expectations were high ... but it was/is one of worst things I have ever heard ... Road To Nowhere obviously is a crime against humanity but the whole thing is so terrible it makes me sick even now just to think about it ... I remember going on a family camping holiday in France and that cassette was all I had to listen to (I would play it on the car stereo in our camper van) so I kept trying to like it but it was just so goddam awful
and this is coming from someone who once bought a Simply Red album
not sure I agree with you on that. But year, not a great album.
And I thought I was bad for despising Devo's cover of (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.
I've come round to liking it now. I think I just found it irritatingly smug by a band I think are much better than that.
I sold my copy of Don Henley's Building The Perfect Beast years ago and didn't expect to get it back.
(I'll duck for cover now)
I still think 'Naive' is kind of brilliant though.
came on the radio the other day and i hadn't heard it in ages, and i thought to myself, this really is a fucking good wee track
but everything artistic and aesthetic the Kooks stand for makes my skin crawl. Especially "She Moves in Her Own Way." The most fingernails-down-a-blackboard song since (I'm in the Mood) for Dancing.
but I recall buying an album by this band: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witness_%28UK_band%29
thinking they might make it somwhere. It wasn't all that good, and they didn't
for quite a long time. They did record a follow up, which was reasonably received as well.
Still occasionally listen to it.
it was 'Under the Sun' I bought - and which was, indeed, well received. Just not sure it was worth the 10.99 I spent at the time
Gonna dig it out right now. Great band - weren't they related to a member of the Verve or something?
gave it away after one and a half listens, makes me furious just thinking about it
Record of the year? really?
was taken back to Our Price and swapped for The Stone Roses debut... both on cassette. The Stone Roses sat on the shelf for a few months because my young teenage brain just didn't get it...
Did I think Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em was going to be good? Hell yes!
Fucking 2-CD deluxe edition 'n all :(
Not an album I bought expecting much from, but since the first was kind of dumb fun then surely this would be too? It wasn't, isn't, and never will be. I paid £5 from Fopp and have only once made it all the way through.
I've kept it as a reminder of the value of music.
I had the single of Whatever Happened to My Rock n' Roll, thus rendering the album utterly useless.
you should consider yourself lucky if that's the worst album you've ever heard
it's the worst album I've ever bought.
album is alright
but can't imagine BRMC would ever write a better song than Berlin
Bought it the week it came out. Rubbish.
loved definitely maybe and morning glory, still stand by d'ya know what i mean being a great single, it's just a shame it's the opening track on the album as there is literally not a single other decent song on there, oh and johnny depp can fuck off too.
is a decent song on there.
Scottish Album Of The Year 2 for £10 with Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - Everything's Getting Older
but I've only bought like 7 albums in my life
The first four-five songs, no problem, then it starts diving downwards (cue someone sticking up for 'He Thought of Cars')
that song makes me feel warm and nostalgic
he thought of cars IS awesome
Thought they were some kind of sharp Chris Morris parody of punk.
Turned out to be fruitcakes, loonies and not-so-closet racists.
2 tracks in, straaaaaaight back to the shop.
Used to be really into them (don't judge me!). I still kind of enjoy their first album.
But for almost every song on Music for the People, it reminded you of another song. I really tried to like it, but I couldn't.
I was young and stupid.
it's made me forget how the posting system works thinking about it.
I spent 11 pounds on that.
done by Showaddywaddy
"Of that crazy casbah JIIIIIIIIIIIIVE" 1:13
Either the new folk implosion by the folk implosion or this is your bloody valentine
not necessarily a bad album - but so so forgettable. just an absolute nothing album. tried really hard to like it, but it was so limp and by the numbers. in some ways that's worse than being flat-out bad i reckon.
Whatever their album was called. Fucking wimpy landfill indie. The bad old days before the internet, when you bought albums based on a good NME review.
of a great band name in musical history.
a 17 year old me might have gone to see them live assuming they were.
Is Fiery Furnaces Bitter Tea but the worst I've bought is probably Coldplay X & Y.
rehearsing my choir.
i do actually like it but solely because its so bad its hilarious, like a parody of the worst album ever made, made by the self aware record collection of a masochist
Audio Bullys - Ego War
I also pre-ordered Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj off the strength off her verse from Monster alone, doesn't even have Super Bass on it. First prize goes to Goblin by Tyler The Creator, though, I knew what he was trying to do from the first single, I just assumed he actually had a sense of humour and self-awareness, maybe even something to say, or decent beats here and there. None of those things were true, probably the worst album ever made by anybody.
Finally learnt my lesson about NME hype
Love their others but Mosquito is just bad.
The more I listen to it, the more I hate it.
nu-skool breaks and electro clash happened as well, which wasn't easy. nu-rave and landfill indie wasn't quite as rough but it still happened (never forget).
Freddy Fresh - The Last True Family Man
That track was in a one of the bad Austin Powers films. I've got the album. It's no worse than The Avalanches though to be fair.
The Bluetones - Return to the Last Chance Saloon
Indie should have died in the 90s it's insane that it still exists. I mean chuck a dart in brit pop and you have a winner for the ultra shite 9000 award.
Fischerspooner - #1
That's the only good song and prob the best electro clash album, it has no other good songs. It's the dance music brit pop moment.
Just realised I'd forgotten nu-metal...
Emerge & The 15th were brilliant, shame the rest of the album was complete shite.
I might play it again to give it a fair hearing, but then again, years ago as a student journalist, I got sent THIS:
The one with Freak On A Leash on it. Can't even remember why I bought it. Silly, silly boy. Bought an Oasis CD too. That didn't even make it home, went back and swapped it for the first Foo Fighters record if memory serves.
I had a mini metal phase in 6th form. I think the first 12 tracks were blank, so it started on track 13? How edgy. I really don't get them at all, people still wear Korn hoodies ffs.
Linkin park - Hybrid Theory
Disturbed - Down with the sickness
Limp Bizkit - Whatever the 'he said she said bullshit' one was
I think the blank tracks were a "moment of silence" for a deceased fan or something. I kind of feel bad, but it really was annoying to have to skip a dozen tracks to get to the "first" track.
also, awful album too.
that the album version I had came with a sampler of other upcoming acts like Static X, Kid Rock, Sevendust, etc. Arguably just as awful as the album itself.
by an absolute mile.
I wanted it to be good. Tried so hard to think the drums just took some getting used to, that the lack of solos, melody, or anything remotely engaging could be overcome. How wrong I was.
Fieldy's Dreams - Rock N Roll Gangster (Fascinatingly horrible. Everyone needs to hear this in full at least once.)
Transplants - Haunted Cities (no songs, despite having 12 tracks, there's just nothing here. Boring.)
Sugar Ray - Floored (sounds like Guttermouth after a lobotomy. The Adam Ant cover is good though.)
Tommy Lee - Tommyland (I have never listened to this, bought it for 1p, new.)
The Kennedy Soundtrack - Tale of 2 Cities (Fucking fuck the fuck off.)
I'd completely blanked from my mind that I bought the second Ordinary Boys album, which was a horrific attempt at ska that makes me cringe to think of (I still contend the first album had a few decent tunes but can't really bring myself to actually listen to them as all I ever think of is how big a pillock Preston is).
Turin Brakes - The Optimist (Unmemorable dross)
When I was about 10 I had a Paula Abdul album, that was shite and a Bon Jovi one too which was arguably worse. Both are probably better than that Turin Brakes album though.
I loved the Roadeater EP back in 1999 and hadn't really heard anything by him since so I picked up Happy Happy only to find he'd dropped clangy electronica for the mimsiest, hyper-twee folk-pop I've ever had the misfortune to hear. Like having your ears gently buggered by fat nerdy unicorns who can't stop crying and saying 'sorry'.
Normally love her stuff, she has done superb stuff both before and after with electronics, but on this one... she sings.
Now I don't normally mind an 'idiosyncratic' singer but she is just simply terrible. How pitchfork came to praise this is beyond me. It's making me feel quite unwell just thinking about it.
It was truly, truly fucking terrible.
Except this one. I don't want to ruin the love.
Really liked Deserter's Songs but this was overblown nonsense, and a real example of how being given some cash to spend can ruin the creative process