Next weekend I'll post my picks for "the best of 2008."
The list below represents what I consider crap. No, it's not ten, but these are top of mind and what I just don't like despite the hype, Rolling Stone coverage...and your comments.
Metallica - Death Magnetic
Nowhere near as good as Chinese Democracy. Deal with it.
Linkin Park - Live from SoHo
I generally just hate this band and all their music.
White Lion - Return of the Pride
Horrible songs and bad production.
Dokken - Lightning Strikes Again
Def Leppard - Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
Hinder - Take It To the Limit
I couldn't pick a single "worst" album if I had to because both the Hinder and Def Leppard discs are just so equally bad. Actually, if someone was pointing a can of hairspray at my head and threatened to spray, I'd probably pick Songs from the Sparkle Lounge as the absolute worst. I tried to like the album. I gave it a chance. I didn't give it a horrible review because I was sure the disc would grow on me. Hearing the new songs live only further proved how much I detest Songs from the Sparkle Lounge. When you get right down to it the album is just plain...sucky. No, I didn't expect Def Leppard to recreate Pyromania...but I didn't expect to be wishing for a refund after I purchased the new album either. Woof! What a dog.