+ Visit Cardiff FC for Latest News, Transfer Gossip, Fixtures and Match Results
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 61

Thread: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

  1. #21

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    I bought Tilt by Scott Walker which is a loooong way from his crooning days. Experimental, squeaky gate music (as Ian McMillan calls it). I thought it might be worth sticking on ebay but many have had the same idea.

  2. #22

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    There’s not much music that I really dislike, but that’s how I feel about the Strokes and I’ve never really been sure why. Maybe it’s because of annoyance at me being taken in by the music press’ “next big thing” hype which persuaded me to buy their first album without having heard anything by them.
    Rich kids helped along by daddy's modelling business. Attractive women at gigs = Record contract.

    They were just a fairly standard Cars/Velvet Underground rip off, though their most recent album is pretty good. Most of those US post-punk revival acts are pretty over hyped imo, Interpol head and shoulders above the rest of them

  3. #23

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebirdman Of Alcathays View Post
    Albums were often a rip-off. Like one song? Here's 11 more you won't like. That'll be £13 please. No wonder sales dwindled. Trying to get rid of a stack now but even Music Magpie doesn't want half of them.
    Precisely.

    The record companies and in particularly the publishers made a lot of money off people like me (and then unbelievably again from some people when CDs came around!!!) so their demise with the arrival of file sharing and now streaming was long over due and to be welcomed.

  4. #24

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Tygers Of Pan Tang .....The Cage .......one good song , love potion number nine ......which they didn't even write ....the rest all garbage

    Micheal Schenker Group .....Assault Attack .......drivel

    Rush after Presto ........kept churning out the albums , the odd good moment but should have knocked it on the head

  5. #25

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    I once bought a Russ Conway album. Iíll leave it there.

  6. #26

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Regatta de Blanc by The Police

  7. #27

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    I am like that with Bowie, Dylan , Springsteen , Elton John , Abba

    Even Rod Stewart I have a greatest hits collection of

    Having a collection of these artists albums would not interest me

    Same as Zappa

    Far too self indulgent but strictly commercial is fine , all his accessible stuff on one cd
    What? Bowie, Dylan, Springsteen, John are of no interest? Maybe Abba, but even that is questionable. The first four have been some of THE most influential musicians over the last fifty years. You may as well chuck in The Beatles, the Stones, and Zeppelin, and just ignore everyone.

  8. #28

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Some disappointing albums:

    Siouxsie and the Banshees - Through the Looking Glass
    The Damned - Anything
    The Dandy Warhols - Welcome to the Monkey House
    The Jam - The Gift
    Technical Ecstasy - Sabbath
    Be Here Now - Oasis
    Tonight - David Bowie
    Tin Machine - Tin Machine
    Victorialand - Cocteau Twins
    Mother Juno - The Gun Club
    Most Nick Cave records

  9. #29

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Quote Originally Posted by tforturton View Post
    What? Bowie, Dylan, Springsteen, John are of no interest? Maybe Abba, but even that is questionable. The first four have been some of THE most influential musicians over the last fifty years. You may as well chuck in The Beatles, the Stones, and Zeppelin, and just ignore everyone.
    not interested in buying albums by Bowie, Dylan , Springsteen or Elton John ......greatest collection fair enough

    Beatles , Zep, Cream , Hendrix , yep

  10. #30

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBlue View Post
    Some disappointing albums:

    Siouxsie and the Banshees - Through the Looking Glass
    The Damned - Anything
    The Dandy Warhols - Welcome to the Monkey House
    The Jam - The Gift
    Technical Ecstasy - Sabbath..............its rubbish
    Be Here Now - Oasis...........can't stand that band
    Tonight - David Bowie
    Tin Machine - Tin Machine...........liked the metal like guitar on that
    Victorialand - Cocteau Twins
    Mother Juno - The Gun Club
    Most Nick Cave records
    .........nick cave bores me

  11. #31

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Floyd , The Final Cut

    Burnt out band

  12. #32

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    I bought the Hoosiers trick to life, listened to it once and threw it in the bin. absolutely woeful album

  13. #33

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

    I tried to like them but just didn’t happen.

    Pretty sure they were devastated

  14. #34

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebirdman Of Alcathays View Post
    Albums were often a rip-off. Like one song? Here's 11 more you won't like. That'll be £13 please. No wonder sales dwindled. Trying to get rid of a stack now but even Music Magpie doesn't want half of them.
    Many bands and artists were pressurised by the record labels and/or management to add a 'commercially-sounding' track to their albums and for a single to be marketed - and which resulted in the single being atypical of the music on the rest of the album.

    One great example was Elvin Bishop's 'Fooled Around and Fell In Love', a middle-of-the-road pop ditty with a good guitar break in it.
    If you buy the album (as I did) you find out that he is more a country bumpkin who is into country music.

  15. #35

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    It's A Beautiful Day. They're a psychedelic folk rock band formed in San Francisco around 1967 and their music is based around David LaFlamme's violin playing.

    They made a brilliant song called White Bird and on the basis of that I bought their debut album, unfortunately the rest of the tracks are dated and rather tedious.

  16. #36

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    It's a matter of taste but i'll go with my own personal choices
    Uriah heep- high and mighty
    Genesis- then there were three
    Goldie- saturnz return

    all of the above i thought were garbage when i bought them but have since thought that they were ok

  17. #37

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    I've never bought a prog rock album.So if I had.I'd wish I hadn't.

  18. #38

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Metal Machine Music , Lou Reed

    Straight in the bin , dreadful

    To be fair I think he was off his head on heroin , speed and coke

  19. #39

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    I have loads of krautrock vinyl, which I now find unlistenable. Neu!, Cluster, Amon Duul, Popol Vuh, Ash Ra Tempel, Faust.

    I never listen to most of them, but the Sad Skinhead - from Faust VI still gets the occasional outing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtkOXbmuChE

  20. #40

    Re: Albums you wish you had never bought and don't play

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    Metal Machine Music , Lou Reed

    Straight in the bin , dreadful

    To be fair I think he was off his head on heroin , speed and coke
    Apparently Joy Division's Ian Curtis genuinely loved Metal Machine Music and played it over and over.

    Not sure whether Lou was trying to make an innovative ambient punk noise here or just annoy his record company. At the time RCA were forced to withdraw MMM from shops after matter of weeks.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •