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40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists


Neil Young’s rockabilly phase. U2 doing disco. Bruce Springsteen singing about sunshine and rainbows. Elvis Presley’s standup act. The Velvet Underground making an album without anyone from the Velvet Underground.

Nobody’s perfect. But perfection is the least we expect from our favorite rock stars.

Unfortunately, having the biggest producers, most expensive studios and lavish major label per diems at their disposal doesn’t always add up to greatness.

We look at some of the biggest recorded blunders by acts with otherwise impeccable reputations — the albums that are better left buried deep in the bargain bins.

What do you consider the biggest duds by your favorite bands?

Categories: General
Jeff Bustraan

One Response

  1. Tom says:

    Those are crappy albums all right. Where’s that sonic slop “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman?