Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Worst of 2007

While I heard a lot of really good music in 2007, the year wasn't without its clunkers. Let's get them out of the way today and be free to enjoy the best 2007 had to offer tomorrow.

5. Mountain - Masters of War:
Why does Leslie West think Bob Dylan needs Mountain to prove his relevance? After this disaster of an album, one thing is completely clear: Mountin is NOT relevant.
4. Bryan Ferry - Dylanesque:
It was a bad year to do Dylan covers. Bryan Ferry commits an altogether different set of crimes against Mr Zimmerman and the results are even worse.
3. Superdude - Pothead Punk:
Spending time on the periphery of Andy Warhol's crowd 40 years ago doesn't necessarily translate to good music. In Superdude's case, it translates to crap.
2. Supagroup - Fire for Hire:
Isn't it bad enough that AC/DC is stupid and boring? Not in Supagroup's mind. They thought it was necessary to regurgitate Angus and company, only duller and dumber. This is perhaps the most moronic record I've ever heard. Maybe it would have been better if they'd spent more time writing and less time fantasizing about underage girls. Probably not.
1. Queensrÿche - Take Cover:
I really struggled with the number one spot. How could anything be worse than Supagroup after all? I think what put Queensrÿche over the top though is that they should have known better. Supagroup is a bunch of dummies, but Queensrÿche, despite years and years of soulless music, should have known better. Even for them, these covers are amazingly heartless and show no real understanding of the songs.
(Dis)Honorable Mention. Sebastian Bach - Angel Down:
While this isn't quite among the dregs of 2007, it was perhaps the year's most disappointing. I had read several good reviews and was expecting it to be decent. Instead, it was just s thin shell of an album and failed to live up to even my limited expectations. It seemed okay on first listen, but when I tried to really dig into it, there was nothing inside.

So, there you have it. The year's worst. Stop by tomorrow for a more positive list that better suits my sunny disposition!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Metal Mark said...

No Paul Epic?

2:09 PM  
Blogger RAHM said...

thank you for the post, now I know what records not to buy :):):)
I like the way Bryan Ferry sings, but sometimes a singer can be wrong, bad luck this year for him..

3:42 PM  
Blogger rock_of_ages said...

yup - everything I've heard so far from the Queensryche album has been thoroughly underwhelming. Fortunately the things I've heard were on a rock radio show and the need to buy the whole sad thing has never materialised.

3:58 PM  

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