So Called "bad" Albums I Enjoy


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I was thinking of a title that could attract people but failed miserably. This is a list of albums that are often disliked, albums people find disappointing or bad but nevertheless albums I enjoy. I will also list albums I think are low rated or underappreciated, albums I think deserve(d) a better fate.

Created by: JoHn DoE | 18.11.2020



1. Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!
a really good album from a band falling apart. Could have been worse, end of an era for Black Sabbath. I've always liked it.
2. Helloween - Chameleon
I've always liked it although I do understand why others don't. Michael Kiske's vocal performance is amazing here, a highlight for me.
3. Paradise Lost - Host
although not low rated on MS - 7 still means a good album - this album is often dissed and was poorly received upon release, I remember reading two reviews back then, both 6/10, rather negative, as in not recommended. I did not listen.
4. Queen - Hot Space
an album with a bad reputation, although I think it got some respect in recent years. A special album for me for personal reasons. Sure, it does not come close to any 70s releases.
5. Deep Purple - Abandon
although not as good as Purpendicular, it's got some nice songwriting and great interaction between Lord and Morse
6. Whitesnake - Restless Heart
I've always enjoyed this, in my opinion an album that deserved a better fate.
7. Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite
this one is low rated and I disagree, a solid release from a young and enthusiastic Dream Theater.
8. Savatage - Fight For The Rock
their lowest rated album, but I like it, catchy and more straightforward, but still enjoyable for me.
9. Black Sabbath - Seventh Star
this one deserved a better fate, Glenn Hughes's performance alone makes the album worth checking out.
10. Marillion - Radiation
their lowest rated album, some say the band is barely recognizable here, but they were trying new things; Rothery still provides some nice guitar work and Cathedral Wall is one of the best songs they ever wrote.
11. Helstar - Multiples Of Black
people either love this one or hate it, I like it quite a bit.
12. The Gathering - Afterwords
not as bad as people say, an interesting album for me.
13. Scorpions - Lonesome Crow
really low rated on MS, undeservingly I dare say, a solid debut from a young band.
14. Rush - Test For Echo
my favorite later day Rush album
15. Judas Priest - Point Of Entry
I like this one, I recently gave it another listen and enjoyed it quite a bit
16. UFO - Misdemeanor
this one I find underrated, sure it sounds very 80s, but the songs are catchy and Phil Mogg is great.
17. Queensrÿche - Tribe
the only good later day album with Geoff Tate for me
18. Metallica - Re-Load
this one was a grower at some point, I still listen to it occasionally, better than Load.
19. AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video
one of my favorite albums with Brian Johnson.
20. Yes - Big Generator
1987 - much hated album by prog purists, understandably I guess, but I'm not one of those and I enjoy this one a lot, I like the songwriting and the performance.
21. GTR - GTR
1986 - a collaboration between Steve Hackett and Steve Howe, I can only imagine the hype when this one was released, but progheads only got pop-rock/AOR. Still better than a lot of Asia albums though.
22. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Criminal Tango
1986 album, same situation as with Big Generator above, very 80s sounding, a great vocal performance from Chris Thompson
23. Helloween - Pink Bubbles Go Ape
the problem here is that it came after the excellent Keepers, obviously it was gonna look bad and it did. Not as bad as some say, I've always liked it.
24. Saxon - Destiny
I get it why some dislike this album, Saxon gets close to sounding like Foreigner than the heavy metal we got used to, but it's catchy and Biff still did a great job here.
25. Overkill - I Hear Black
one of the lowest rated Overkill albums, but I've enjoyed it since first listen
26. Stratovarius - Fright Night
I find this one rather low-rated, deserves better



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18.11.2020 - 20:12
JoHn DoE
Work in progress, but that's what I got for now.
I started this list in the morning, worked for a couple of hours, wrote comments for each album and when i was close to finish, my google chrome collapsed.
I wonder if I remembered all the albums from the morning, I also added a few I did not think earlier.
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18.11.2020 - 20:30
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I don't even enjoy most of these bands' good albums 🤷‍♂️

Interesting concept for a list though. Makes me wonder which albums meet the mark for me.
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18.11.2020 - 21:00
JoHn DoE
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.11.2020 at 20:30

I don't even enjoy most of these bands' good albums 🤷‍♂️

Interesting concept for a list though. Makes me wonder which albums meet the mark for me.


Thanks for checking my list and posting here.
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19.11.2020 - 10:35
Nice subject for a list! So many of these I havn't heard for a long time but these are some that stands out:

Pink Pubble Go Ape and Chameleon are both nice records, even if Chameleon has some serious low points. I will probably be beheaded for this but I prefer both these records to Keepers of the Seven Keys II. When Dream And Day Unite, Destiny and Test For Echo are also good records with some really strong tracks.

Fight for the Rock, I Hear Black and Seventh Star are maybe not any favourites but still have their merits.

Point of Entry, Tribe, Re-load are the only that sticks out for now as a bad record. Multiples Of Black is also a weak record but that's mainly because it's terrible production.
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19.11.2020 - 10:49
JoHn DoE
Written by majormalfunction on 19.11.2020 at 10:35


Point of Entry, Tribe, Re-load are the only that sticks out for now as a bad record. Multiples Of Black is also a weak record but that's mainly because it's terrible production.


Point of Entry is not great, but it's a good album, I'd lie if i said i dislike it.
I've always liked Tribe. Even Chris DeGarmo arranged a few things here and there on the album. The only listenable thing QR did in the 2000s. I was thinking to make a list of bad albums, most of 2000s QR albums would be there, except Tribe.

As for Re-Load, I like it. I don't need to listen to the big hits, there's the skip button for that (and Fuel is a good song). Where the Wild Things Are is great, Newsted co-wrote that one, Fixxer is a great one too. It aged well for me, unlike Load that I can't stand half of it these days.
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19.11.2020 - 17:05
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Good list but i say 80 percent is awesome albums
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19.11.2020 - 17:08
JoHn DoE
Written by Bad English on 19.11.2020 at 17:05

Good list but i say 80 percent is awesome albums


you'd be surprised what some people think of these albums.
Thanks for checking my list and posting.
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19.11.2020 - 17:54
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Tage Westerlund
Written by JoHn DoE on 19.11.2020 at 17:08

Written by Bad English on 19.11.2020 at 17:05

Good list but i say 80 percent is awesome albums


you'd be surprised what some people think of these albums.
Thanks for checking my list and posting.

Paradise list host is shit to me, whole DT i dont like it, rest are good albums, not best from bands, byt still i enjoy, even pink bubbles it tock lo g time to get in
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19.11.2020 - 17:59
JoHn DoE
Written by Bad English on 19.11.2020 at 17:54

Written by JoHn DoE on 19.11.2020 at 17:08

Written by Bad English on 19.11.2020 at 17:05

Good list but i say 80 percent is awesome albums


you'd be surprised what some people think of these albums.
Thanks for checking my list and posting.

Paradise list host is shit to me, whole DT i dont like it, rest are good albums, not best from bands, byt still i enjoy, even pink bubbles it tock lo g time to get in


On Dream Theater's debut album, you can hear Fates Warning, Rush and Queensryche/US Power oozing out. Also, Dominici does a good job on vocals, very US Power like. I imagine if there was a DT album for you, it's their debut.
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19.11.2020 - 21:24
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Tage Westerlund
Written by JoHn DoE on 19.11.2020 at 17:59

On Dream Theater's debut album, you can hear Fates Warning, Rush and Queensryche/US Power oozing out. Also, Dominici does a good job on vocals, very US Power like. I imagine if there was a DT album for you, it's their debut.

I might say first 2 are ok, but its same story whit Ulver, i like old but dont like band now. I like FW a lot. Dt was ok, but somehow lost it
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