Originally Posted by Comfortably Numb
Every time a good band does a bad album, he announces that it's his favourite album of theirs. I think he just likes to be different.
It only looks that way because they are the ones worth talking about.
There are tonnes of 'shit albums' that I think are utter shit, and there are loads of classic albums that I think are complete classics.
But the fact that I feel so differently about a small minority of albums is worth mentioning on the internet's scale of mention-ability.
Don't take this as a hysterical defense, just a calm, semi-bored explaination btw.
A list of very mainstream opinions I share:
I think most Solo albums are shite and they were only good with the band, bar Ozzy and Dio.
I think the best Pink Floyd is from Meddle to The Wall
I like all of Yes's classic albums and hate all their pop albums and basically 99% of their post 1980 output. So bar Topographic, I've got the mainstream opinion there.
I only like ELP up until Brain Salad Surgery.
I only like Genesis until Wind And Wuthering.
I much prefer Tull before Stormwatch till anything afterwards.
I dislike all Kiss albums after Lovegun until Sonic Boom, bar Creatures' and a few tracks.
I dislike Blaze era Iron Maiden.
I dislike post Coma, pre-Violent Revolution Kreator,
I dislike Megadeth's Risk.
I dislike post-Damnation C.O.Filth
I much prefer Joey Belladonna era Anthrax albums.
I ignore all post Dio Black Sabbath
I don't give a fuck about Pantera pre-Cowboys.
Nearly all 70s prog and classic rock band's albums after 1980 are rubbish.
Nearly every thrash metal band's albums between 1992-2004 are shit in my oppinion.
Deep Purple's MK2 line-up is my favourite.
As a rule, Hair Metal and Nu Metal aren't as good as more 'respectable genres.'