GROSSLY Overrated Albums of Our Time

A Listmania! list by A. B. Kennedy (UK)
 
Trout Mask Replica
1.  Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart
The list author says:
  "Aaahhh. Anyone that tells you this is a masterpiece is a big fat joby lier (or someone who's actually never listened to it themselves). Jazz parpings at their worst."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Velvet Underground & Nico
2.  The Velvet Underground & Nico by Velvet Underground
The list author says:
  "No no no. Yes there are some good tunes, and maybe it was risky for its time, but these ingredients a 'classic' do not make"
5.36   Used & New from: 0.19
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Wall
3.  The Wall by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Almost every single other album they ever release (and I include Atom Heart Mother here) is 100 times more interesting than this."
18.92   Used & New from: 3.23
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Aoxomoxoa
4.  Aoxomoxoa by Grateful Dead
The list author says:
  "To be honest I could have chosen any one of their albums. Great name. Fantastic artwork and image. Utter dross for songs. Bluesy jazzy middle of the road country and western noodlings. Nice one guys."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "When I'm 64; Lovely Rita; Mr Kite !!!! Come on. Revolver is light years better than these twee ditties."
10.26   Used & New from: 1.96
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
6.  (What's the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
The list author says:
  "And while we're on the subject of the Beatles...The tunes are blatent rip offs of Slade, Glitter etc and the lyrics are sheer nonsense."
6.52   Used & New from: 0.16
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Horses
7.  Horses by Patti Smith
The list author says:
  "Yes, I fell for the hype, bought this, and just sat back in disbelief at all the glories heaped on this. If you know someone with this, ask them when they actually last listened to it..."
5.21   Used & New from: 2.35
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Harvest
8.  Harvest by Neil Young
The list author says:
  "Now don't get me wrong - I love a lot of Neil Young's stuff - but this just country and western."
4.94   Used & New from: 0.14
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Van Halen
9.  Van Halen by Van Halen
The list author says:
  "Tapping is a despicable way of playing guitar - and this was where it all started. Guitar histrionics for the sake of playing, like, faster than light, man. So wrong."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Physical Graffiti
10.  Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "No this is not a great album. It's a compilation of offcuts from their previous LPs that sounds like a compilation of offcuts from their previous LPs."
4.74   Used & New from: 2.76
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Stooges [Deluxe Edition]
11.  The Stooges [Deluxe Edition] by Iggy & The Stooges
The list author says:
  "Raw Power is great, but this, their first album, is pretty flat sounding. Couple of good tunes, but that's about it."
9.49   Used & New from: 4.80
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Nevermind
12.  Nevermind by Nirvana
The list author says:
  "Hey, its good, but there is no way it's one of the greatest albums ever recorded - although you wouldn't think so from the constant magazine polls!"
7.64   Used & New from: 1.08
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

London Calling
13.  London Calling by The Clash
The list author says:
  ".....Excellent opening track..............and that's about it really."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

Exile On Main Street
14.  Exile On Main Street by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "There's 18 tracks on this album. A few are great. The majority are mince."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Stone Roses
15.  The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
The list author says:
  "I've got no problem with this being the soundtrack to many a person's formative years. Still doesn't make it a classic record though."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)

Melting Pot
16.  Melting Pot by The Charlatans
The list author says:
  "If the Roses are getting a mention then everything by the Charlatans should be included here. Weirdo is a truely brilliant song. Everything else is amazingly bland."
4.60   Used & New from: 0.23
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Transformer
17.  Transformer by Lou Reed
The list author says:
  "Another album stratospherically rated above the actual songs it contains."
Used & New from: 1.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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Lust For Life
18.  Lust For Life by Iggy Pop
The list author says:
  "It's got Lust for Life. But the rest is a serious let down. So much tamer than you want or hope for."
5.00   Used & New from: 0.20
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Lennon Legend
19.  Lennon Legend by John Lennon
The list author says:
  "If Lennon had lived and Paul had died, you'd see McCartney posters and T-Shirts everywhere! There is no way his music during the 70's deserves the praise lavished on it."
5.00   Used & New from: 0.75
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Grace
20.  Grace by Jeff Buckley
The list author says:
  "So much fuss over what it an ok album. As with Nirvana and Lennon - any possible link with dying young? I wonder."
6.99   Used & New from: 0.87
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)

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