Albums by Oasis, Darkness and the Kaiser Chiefs have all made Gigwise's round-up of the worst albums of the 2000s.
The countdown, compiled by Gigwise staff, also includes releases by The Jonas Brothers, Nickelback and Razorlight.
You can see the list of the worst rock albums below:
It may contain fan favourite "Fuckin' In The Bushes", but even the most ardent of Oasis followers would struggle to argue that this is a good album. Painfully exposing Liam Gallagher's waning vocals, this record was the start of a rut for the Manchester band that many say continued until their split. This album also saw Liam Gallagher's first ever song released to the public and quite frankly, that's a big enough crime in itself.
From the ill-judged "no cover art" to the awful one-dimensional songs, Hard-Fi's second album is a complete lesson in how to destroy your career in one swoop.
The type of shallow, characterless indie that gives guitar music a bad name, this record is nothing short of a musical travesty.
For "America" alone, Johnny Borrell should be cast off into obscurity. Borrell is an egotist with the dress sense of a blind ballerina; he produced a mangled and insipid second album whilst testing the patience of every member of the band.
"Up all Night" had a gritty edgy feel to it, but this self-titled follow-up gladly put the preening singer back in his place; in the MOR. The slow descent into Shawadawaddy awaits them.
Proof that a funny joke can wear very thin very quickly. Everybody loved The Darkness for a short period in 2003, but by 2005 the humble public's patience with the band was retreating faster than Justin Hawkins hairline. Tight catsuits, falsetto vocals and 80's metal riffs suddenly seemed even more ridiculous than they had and this album became the catalyst for the Lowestoft band's demise. The album features typical Darkness humour with tracks such as "Dinner Lady Arms" and the fortuitous "Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time". Apparently the working title for this album was "The Painstaking", presumably this was changed in fear of stating the blindingly obvious.
Up until the release of "Dead Letters" in 2003, Finland's The Rasmus had failed in their bid to cross over. That all changed, however, when they emerged from the studio armed with the gross sounds of lead single "In The Shadows", which, remarkably, was lapped up by millions of people around the world. Presumably, those millions all shared the unfortunate problem of bad music taste.
There comes a point in a millionaire's life where surely they must admit that they are rich enough. Obviously Brian May needs money for his weekly perm, but by stomping on the legacy of Freddie Mercury with this awful "meeting of minds" he risked alienating the existing and loyal fans of Queen and to top it off the new band line-up avec Paul Rodgers released this atrocious record.
To add insult to injury the band performed album track "C-Lebrity" on ITV1 cackfest Al Murray's Happy Hour in 2008. A moment of cringe-worthy television.
Nobody expected a masterpiece but to spend so long producing such a steaming pile of shit is almost hilarious. It is bereft of anything even resembling listenable music and is as charming as Axl Rose himself.
Despite some relatively positive reviews from critics upon its initial release, "Chinese Democracy" has aged as nicely as full fat milk left in direct sunlight for 12 months. An absolute stinker!
Employment was an album brimming with fun and energy that actually contained some reasonably likeable tunes. This was the social commentary album - in the words of Homer Simpson, "D'oh!". A truly uninspired album that highlighted they lack of imagination, depth and ability to develop.
Puddle of Mudd? Puddle of shit more like. As 2003's "Life On Display" showed, there was an unfortunate problem in the music industry at the turn of the century that meant dire rock bands somehow managed to grace the mainstream. Thankfully, however, hindsight exposes this terrible flaw and allows us to add the US band's terrible album into our worst of the decade countdown.
Take the angst of nu metal and mix it with acoustic strumming and introspection and you come out with Aaron Lewis of Staind. The sight of his bald head peering over a guitar on stage with Fred Durst was a permanent fixture on the music TV channels in the early part of this decade with the hit "Outside" sound tracking a thousand middle class tantrums. "Break The Cycle" houses that song alongside the likes of "Suffer", "Take It" and "Waste" - with such cheery song titles it's little wonder they didn't make it bigger.
This debut album from the Canadian starlet sold 18 million copies worldwide so chances are someone you know has this in their collection however, few could claim anything other than hormones for wanting to buy such a faux-angry album. The audio equivalent of a baby throwing its toys out of the pram, Avril caterwauls about boys and how unfair life is over a sub-Alanis Morrissette backing track for an agonising thirteen tracks. Luckily Avril's career has died a death in recent years to pave the way for fresh talent like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and... Oh what's the point?
Aka the album which spawned "Rockstar", one of the worst songs in the world. Normally that would be enough for inclusion on any worst albums list, but worse, "All The Right Reasons" also features a whole succession of turgid sub-Grunge rubbish featuring the strained vocals of Sarah Jessica Parker, sorry- Chad Kroeger. In a career of awful music, Nickelback reached their nadir with this album.
Unless it was a genius plot to make their debut look good by comparison, there are no positives to be taken from this Birmingham band's woeful second album. With tracks like "Barney Rubble" and "Twit Twoo" it's hardly an intellectual head-scratcher either. You can't help but think "Jewellery Quarter" will be the last we ever hear from The Twang.
Amazingly, Towers Of London's debut album is worse than their shocking haircuts. An abysmal band and a shallow mock-rock album of epic proportions, Towers of London were so desperate for much-needed publicity in the wake of the record seismically failing that frontman Donny Tourette appeared on Celebrity Big Brother. He came across like a right dick, naturally.
Even when they were good, Limp Bizkit were awful, but in 2003 Fred Durst and co. exceeded themselves. "Results May Vary" is a tragically optimistic title as the results on this album rarely vary, they start of turgid and fail to rise above average. This album was the band's first following the departure of guitarist Wes Borland. Open auditions were held for a replacement however the search proved fruitless and ex-Snot member Mike Smith was drafted into the group helping to craft this dud of an album. If you have doubts over the merits of "Results May Vary" have a listen to the cover of The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes" and tell us this isn't one of the worst moments of the decade.
More famous for their god-awful haircuts than their music, Tokio Hotel are a classic case of ill-conceived style over substance. Riding on an unfathomable wave of teenage hype, the emo-pop German foursome have achieved astonishing success, mainly thanks to "Scream" their debut album in English.
Throughout the record Bill Kaulitz' purportedly emotional voice sounds lacks an iota of sincerity while the music is so clichd it's enough to make you cringe in embarrassment.
So you were the lead singer in Soundgarden then went on to front a band consisting of ex-members of Rage Against The Machine - a pretty solid CV most people would agree. So why of why did Chris Cornell feel the need to record this dreadful album with Timbaland? The sound of two men who have fallen so far from their respective perches that they can only work together, "Scream" is an auto-tuned painful mid-life crisis of an album that Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor hilariously mocked online.
The world's citizens - well, those under the age of 13 - stopped in their tracks when The Jonas Brothers released "A Little Bit Longer" in 2008 such was the anticipation for its release.
Well, it's just a shame that the world didn't blow up as well, because that would have eradicated the possibility of further releases from these three self-confessed virgins, whose voices are so high-pitched they manage to make James Blunt sound like Barry White.
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