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Thread started 09/10/09 10:07am

voyevoda

Most overrated album of all time.

What album do you guys think is overrated.

For me it's Nevermind. I love Nirvana but when people put them above Steve Wonder and James brown, I find it silly. It's a great album but not the greatest of all time or w/e people call it these days.
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Reply #1 posted 09/10/09 10:13am

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As much as I hate to admit it, I would have to add, "Thriller" to this list. It is not as good as "Off The Wall" and has not aged as well either. Had it not been released, I think Michael would have not have had that pressure to top it and would have released more consistent material.
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Reply #2 posted 09/10/09 10:14am

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The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Criminally overrated.
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Reply #3 posted 09/10/09 10:22am

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Reply #5 posted 09/10/09 10:26am

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NoVideo said:

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Criminally overrated.


i'll agree on this one. i think it has some classic singles, but as a whole album, i could never get with it.
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Reply #6 posted 09/10/09 10:28am

BoOTyLiCioUs

shorttrini said:

As much as I hate to admin it, I would have to add, "Thriller" to this list. It is not as good as "Off The Wall" and has not aged as well either. Had it not been released, I think Michael would have not have had that pressure to top it and would have released more consistent material.


Off the Wall is a masterpiece and nobody can touch it. Michael's best work by far. No track on that album is bad and cannot skip. The Girl is Mine, Baby Be Mine = barf I think the reason why the album did so well is because of the promotion- Motown 25 and Thriller video. A lot of people got the album because it was the "in" thing to do. It's a solid album but not Michael's best. I noticed by reading old reviews before Motown 25 and when the album first came out and they didn't rate it as high....now they rate it as being his best or so great because it sold so much. rolleyes Like I said earlier, a lot of people weren't buying that album because it was the greatest of all time...they were buying it because it was the "in" thing to do. Like Randy Taberolli said Thriller became the household stamp.
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Reply #7 posted 09/10/09 10:31am

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voyevoda said:

What album do you guys think is overrated.

For me it's Nevermind. I love Nirvana but when people put them above Steve Wonder and James brown, I find it silly. It's a great album but not the greatest of all time or w/e people call it these days.


I think Nevermind gets a lot of that praise for being the first mainstream "Grunge" album, and introducing that genre to the masses. My point is, it's position in rock history is more than just about the music itself.

Also, Grunge itself is credited and singlehandedly (and virtually "overnight") killing off the last of the hair bands from MTV and radio. After 1991/1992 all the Poisons/Warrants/Wingers/White Lions/etc. were gone. That was a good thing.
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Reply #8 posted 09/10/09 10:32am

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Keep in mind, I do like some of these albums a lot.






Thriller - MJ
OK Computer - radiohead
LoveSexy - Prince
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Dream of the Blue Turtles - Sting
Synchronicity - The Police
Out of Time - R.E.M
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Laury Hill (thanks for reminding me NoVideo)
10 - Pearl Jam
All the white stripes albums that received praise boxed ( I do like them though)
Dirty Mind - Prince
Prince - Prince
For You - Prince
Ray of Light - Madonna (I love this album, but it is overrated)
All the Portishead(sp?) albums
Scary Monsters - David Bowie boxed
Southpaw Grammar - Morrissey
Anything by the Beastie Boys (but I do like them)
Just about every highly acclaimed hip hop album review. Please!
All the Midnight Oil albums
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Reply #9 posted 09/10/09 10:32am

Graycap23

[b]THRILLER.....[/b]
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Reply #10 posted 09/10/09 10:52am

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Graycap23 said:

[b]THRILLER.....[/b]

Have you guys noticed that when Thriller is mentioned, they only mention the sales and not about the album itself?
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Reply #11 posted 09/10/09 11:00am

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This album doesn't get as much hype as it used to, but growing up it was always mentioned as "one of the greatest ever"



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Reply #12 posted 09/10/09 11:02am

StillDirrty

Eh, Thriller is better than OTW imo. & it does age better. Most people my age prefer Thriller. Some of the songs on OTW are just too disco sounding.

That being said I would say Madonna Ray of Light, Beyonce Dangerously in Love, and Alicia Key's first album.
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Reply #13 posted 09/10/09 11:03am

Timmy84

daPrettyman said:

Graycap23 said:

[b]THRILLER.....[/b]

Have you guys noticed that when Thriller is mentioned, they only mention the sales and not about the album itself?


Yep.
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Reply #14 posted 09/10/09 11:04am

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StillDirrty said:

Eh, Thriller is better than OTW imo. & it does age better. Most people my age prefer Thriller. Some of the songs on OTW are just too disco sounding.

That being said I would say Madonna Ray of Light, Beyonce Dangerously in Love, and Alicia Key's first album.

To me, even with the disco sounding stuff on OTW, it is still a more solid album than THriller. Not to say I don't like Thriller, because I do, but I think OTW is better.

I don't know what age you are, but if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you couldn't help but hear both albums getting lots of airplay.
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Reply #15 posted 09/10/09 11:05am

Timmy84

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StillDirrty said:

Eh, Thriller is better than OTW imo. & it does age better. Most people my age prefer Thriller. Some of the songs on OTW are just too disco sounding.

That being said I would say Madonna Ray of Light, Beyonce Dangerously in Love, and Alicia Key's first album.

To me, even with the disco sounding stuff on OTW, it is still a more solid album than THriller. Not to say I don't like Thriller, because I do, but I think OTW is better.

I don't know what age you are, but if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you couldn't help but hear both albums getting lots of airplay.


I was born in 1984 but I rather listen to Off the Wall. Disco rules in my house, so does funk and there was a lot of both in that album. lol
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Reply #16 posted 09/10/09 11:08am

BoOTyLiCioUs

daPrettyman said:

Graycap23 said:

[b]THRILLER.....[/b]

Have you guys noticed that when Thriller is mentioned, they only mention the sales and not about the album itself?

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Reply #17 posted 09/10/09 11:08am

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Timmy84 said:

daPrettyman said:


To me, even with the disco sounding stuff on OTW, it is still a more solid album than THriller. Not to say I don't like Thriller, because I do, but I think OTW is better.

I don't know what age you are, but if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you couldn't help but hear both albums getting lots of airplay.


I was born in 1984 but I rather listen to Off the Wall. Disco rules in my house, so does funk and there was a lot of both in that album. lol

I'm older than you are, but I used to jam Disco and Funk as well. I will admit that I didn't get the OTW album until I was in my mid-teens, but I did have all of the 45s from the album, so I was familiar with the songs and most of the album. Hell, his b-sides at that time were other album cuts. I think "It's The Falling In Love" was one of a few tracks that wasn't on a b-side.
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Reply #18 posted 09/10/09 11:09am

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StillDirrty said:

Eh, Thriller is better than OTW imo. & it does age better. Most people my age prefer Thriller. Some of the songs on OTW are just too disco sounding.

That being said I would say Madonna Ray of Light, Beyonce Dangerously in Love, and Alicia Key's first album.


how old are you?
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Reply #19 posted 09/10/09 11:11am

BoOTyLiCioUs

Has anyone noticed that it's only with Michael Jackson...that it must be a bad album just because it didn't sell 500 billion like thriller did? Britney's first album sold like 20 million but critics rate Blackout as her best album.
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Reply #20 posted 09/10/09 11:11am

StillDirrty

daPrettyman said:


To me, even with the disco sounding stuff on OTW, it is still a more solid album than THriller. Not to say I don't like Thriller, because I do, but I think OTW is better.

I don't know what age you are, but if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you couldn't help but hear both albums getting lots of airplay.

I'm 23. & I've heard the hits growing up and had to go out of my way to listen to the album. I like the hits excluding the title track. & I like Workin' Day and Night and Get on The Floor. The rest is meh for me.
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Reply #21 posted 09/10/09 11:11am

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StillDirrty said:

Eh, Thriller is better than OTW imo. & it does age better. Most people my age prefer Thriller. Some of the songs on OTW are just too disco sounding.

That being said I would say Madonna Ray of Light, Beyonce Dangerously in Love, and Alicia Key's first album.

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BoOTyLiCioUs said:

Has anyone noticed that it's only with Michael Jackson...that it must be a bad album just because it didn't sell 500 billion like thriller did? Britney's first album sold like 20 million but critics rate Blackout as her best album.


Yeah and that's crazy because I consider Dangerous and HIStory to have some very great material in it. Even Invincible had some cuts in it. But they always focus on sales when it comes to MJ.
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Reply #23 posted 09/10/09 11:13am

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StillDirrty said:

daPrettyman said:


To me, even with the disco sounding stuff on OTW, it is still a more solid album than THriller. Not to say I don't like Thriller, because I do, but I think OTW is better.

I don't know what age you are, but if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you couldn't help but hear both albums getting lots of airplay.

I'm 23. & I've heard the hits growing up and had to go out of my way to listen to the album. I like the hits excluding the title track. & I like Workin' Day and Night and Get on The Floor. The rest is meh for me.


I know it's just your opinion but arrow

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Reply #24 posted 09/10/09 11:14am

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StillDirrty said:

daPrettyman said:


To me, even with the disco sounding stuff on OTW, it is still a more solid album than THriller. Not to say I don't like Thriller, because I do, but I think OTW is better.

I don't know what age you are, but if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you couldn't help but hear both albums getting lots of airplay.

I'm 23. & I've heard the hits growing up and had to go out of my way to listen to the album. I like the hits excluding the title track. & I like Workin' Day and Night and Get on The Floor. The rest is meh for me.


do u hear the bass in get on the floor

or the melody in the song off the wall

the rhythms in don't stop til yiu get enough

that album is perfect and timeless.
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Reply #25 posted 09/10/09 11:15am

Timmy84

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StillDirrty said:


I'm 23. & I've heard the hits growing up and had to go out of my way to listen to the album. I like the hits excluding the title track. & I like Workin' Day and Night and Get on The Floor. The rest is meh for me.


do u hear the bass in get on the floor

or the melody in the song off the wall

the rhythms in don't stop til yiu get enough

that album is perfect and timeless.


There was some strong FUNK for most of that album. nod
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Reply #26 posted 09/10/09 11:15am

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StillDirrty said:

daPrettyman said:


To me, even with the disco sounding stuff on OTW, it is still a more solid album than THriller. Not to say I don't like Thriller, because I do, but I think OTW is better.

I don't know what age you are, but if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you couldn't help but hear both albums getting lots of airplay.

I'm 23. & I've heard the hits growing up and had to go out of my way to listen to the album. I like the hits excluding the title track. & I like Workin' Day and Night and Get on The Floor. The rest is meh for me.

That explains a lot. Especially since you were probably exposed to MJ from Dangerous or HIStory forward.

It was different growing up during the Disco era when EVERYONE had a Disco Hit. Hard-core rockers, country singers, and classical artists were all trying to cash in on the craze. It's kind of like how everyone is/was trying to cash in on hip-hop. Think about it, since hip-hop blew up, we have gotten everything from "Rappin' Rodney" (Rodney Dangerfield), Cowboy Troy, and so many rappin grandmothers.
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Timmy84 said:

BoOTyLiCioUs said:

Has anyone noticed that it's only with Michael Jackson...that it must be a bad album just because it didn't sell 500 billion like thriller did? Britney's first album sold like 20 million but critics rate Blackout as her best album.


Yeah and that's crazy because I consider Dangerous and HIStory to have some very great material in it. Even Invincible had some cuts in it. But they always focus on sales when it comes to MJ.

yes i agree i like off the wall, and history more than thriller. there are alot of gems hidden in michael's albums going all the way back to when he was a kid but people want to play out thriller and other popular songs which are great but sometimes it's like...there's MORE
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Reply #28 posted 09/10/09 11:16am

BoOTyLiCioUs

StillDirrty said:

daPrettyman said:


To me, even with the disco sounding stuff on OTW, it is still a more solid album than THriller. Not to say I don't like Thriller, because I do, but I think OTW is better.

I don't know what age you are, but if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you couldn't help but hear both albums getting lots of airplay.

I'm 23. & I've heard the hits growing up and had to go out of my way to listen to the album. I like the hits excluding the title track. & I like Workin' Day and Night and Get on The Floor. The rest is meh for me.


i'm 23 as well and i heard his newer music when i was little from bad and dangerous and history.
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StillDirrty

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I was born in 1984 but I rather listen to Off the Wall. Disco rules in my house, so does funk and there was a lot of both in that album. lol

Neither styles of music appeal to me. Especially disco. feeling ill
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