hopelessly mediocre albums:

Alanis Morissette: Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie - as opposed to Jagged Little Pill

Ben Harper: Diamonds on the Inside - as opposed to Welcome to the Cruel World among others

Beck: Sea Change - as opposed to Guero, Odelay, Midnite Vultures

Coldplay: X&Y - as opposed to Parachutes in particular but also A Rush of Blood to the Head

The Flaming Lips: Transmissions from the Satellite Heart - as opposed to Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, The Soft Bulletin

Incubus: Fungus Amongus - as opposed to Make Yourself, Morning View

Led Zeppelin: Presence (with the exception of Tea for One) - as opposed to everything else in their discography

Powderfinger: Vulture Street - as opposed to Odyssey Number Five

Radiohead: Pablo Honey (even on a good day, this album pretty much only has Creep to redeem it.) - as opposed to everything else in their discography

The Verve: Urban Hymns - as opposed to, well, nothing.

okay. there it is.
this not a definitive list by any means.
i realize that i am probably missing a few things.
and please forgive me if i've offended anyone.
I'm not saying these albums are terrible by any means, and there are surely a few good tracks on all of them. Tracks that could in fact redeem the album if given a closer listen perhaps.
This list was mostly inspired by The Verve album.
The others, i just threw together.
Any thoughts?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

heres one, wilco AM as opposed to Yankee hotel foxtrot. i agree with ben harper and coldplay definitly. some part of me feels bad displaying an artist's 'worst' album though...when we dont know the reason behind these supposed flops...maybe i dont know what im talking about, im tired.haha. i love you. britt

February 15, 2006 3:08 p.m.  
Blogger the tapered pant said...

as we've already discussed this post, i'll leave an unrelated comment:
if there's so much as a hint of that d(arn) cheesecake anywhere near the Gord Downie when I get back, bonnie is nooot going to be a happy lassie. (switched it up, trying something new) And I can already taste the greatness of your paper.

February 17, 2006 2:07 p.m.  
Blogger Spiro said...

I LOOOOOOVE THIS POST. Man, that makes me sad about the verve. that album definitely reminds me of our time in norway.

February 19, 2006 10:26 p.m.  
Blogger hoardingsanity said...

wow. have you been everywhere janzen?

February 20, 2006 10:39 a.m.  
Blogger Spiro said...

how do you think drewlo and bon would think if i called you my favourite canadian? just a food for thought...

February 22, 2006 7:41 a.m.  

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