Friday, March 11, 2011
B Side Presents, "Friday Gut Check - Stay Single"
Upon listening to Spacehog again yesterday, I realized something. There are a TON of records out there that simply aren't worth the .05 cent cd they're made on. Except one singular track. Back in the day where digital stuff didn't exist, you were forced to go out and buy a whole album just to repeat one single song over and over again. What a crock! Nowadays that conundrum is fairly expired, so it shouldn't be a big deal. But I want to recognize those album that are like this. And I'm not talking about one hit wonders either - that's a cop out. I'm talking about BIG bands that dropped albums and everything else off it stinks.
This is going to prove difficult I'm finding - but I'll do my best!
5. Stone Temple Pilots - No. 4: Not only is this really a let down compared to their other works, it only had the one track on it that the masses liked. I still maintain each STP record got a little worse as they kept going, except now for their latest self titled. But this album has 'Sour Girl' and then Shangi-La had nothing worth listening to. I still have a hard time listening to this one today.
4. Lil Jon - Kings Of Crunk: How big of a hit was 'Get Low'? HUGE. You couldn't walk a good on any sidewalk in any street in America and not hear this track. To this day it still gets the crowd all jacked up. Rest of the record, not so much. And it's sad, because Lil Jon actually used to put out some good music. I haven't heard anything worth while from him since he was snappin' his fingahs.
3. Cranberries - No Need To Argue: There is no doubt 'Zombie' is a really solid song. But compare this record to 'Everybody Else...' - it's not even close. That album produced a really solid sound that people enjoyed over and over. This one produced a couple more singles - but no one cared. You bought this, you put on Zombie and then you either turned it off or hit rewind. Nothing else was really that worth while.
2. Ludacris - Red Light District: It's almost become fodder that Luda puts out really subpar albums. Usually though, there are at least 2-4 tracks that you can't help but to sing and dance along to. Not this one. His previous albums were all reasonably solid, and then when 'Number One Spot' dropped, you couldn't help to think he was on to another one. Couldn't have been more off. Three words, Blueberry Yum Yum.
1. Weezer - Make Believe: I f'n LOVE Weezer. Love nearly everything they do, no matter what and where and how and why and when. Yeah, it's that deep of a love for the W's. But Make Believe? What happened guys? First and foremost, the song 'Beverly Hills' was an abomination, and second - the rest of this album is BRUTAL! I feel sorry for those big Weezer fans that bought this thinking they had another Blue Album and found they basically had an album by a pop band. Ugh.
I'm sure there is a million other album out there like this...let me know what they are! Happy Friday B Siders!