Wednesday Question: Most Overrated Albums?

Which record of the rock and metal realm deserves far less praises than it gets?

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The guitar-driven world tends to be tad too extreme in drawing conclusions sometimes, resulting in occasional excessive bashings, as well as praises of certain acts and albums.

So right now we'll focus on the overrated ones. Granted, most albums considered overrated are still good, or even great, but just seem to get too much attention. Anyway, this week's Wednesday Question is:

What is the most overrated album ever?

It goes to show without saying that we're focusing on the rock and metal domain here. So take a moment and try to name that album everyone is praising like mad, yet you just can't seem to wrap your head around. Oh and in case you didn't notice, the question comes as one of the suggestions you guys made in a recent poll.

Same rules as always apply - only one suggestion per comment, vote up the ideas you support and vote down the ones you dislike. We'll sum up your votes by Friday and bring you another traditional UG Top 10. Let the voting begin!

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    The only way UG can determine a winner is by the amount of downvotes a comment is going to get :')
    Why is everyone just naming albums that they don't like?
    Because that's the point, people are nominating albums they feel are garbage in spite of most people scorning and mocking them for not accepting the established opinion that these albums are 'masterpieces'
    Not trying to attack you, but that's not what overrated means. For example, I think AC/DC is overrated. I enjoy their music, but I don't think they're as great as most people do.
    It is possible to appreciate albums you don't like, but still I'm pretty sure what Shadow914 said is the very point of "overrated".
    everything oasis has made
    As you can probably tell by my avatar... I hope you get raped by a ferocious polar bear.
    I'm with you mate, Live Forever Don't understand how anyone could ever dislike Definitely Maybe and Morning Glory
    "Meh, Wonderwall is shit, therefore all their songs are shit. I win!" Legit, according to 90% of the people who hate Oasis around here.
    This has to be the highest number of disliked comments on any one post by UG
    It's also why I find this to be incredibly amusing. D: I'm guessing the UG guys must also be sitting there with popcorn.
    I'd go with Chinese Democracy! with the MAJOR hype about this album that took 10 years to finally come out, and its not really any good! im surprised nobody's said it yet
    Chinese Democracy is my favourite Guns album, except maybe Appetite. GNR Lies is too short for an album and Use Your Illusion has too much filler.
    Chinese Democracy actually has some fairly good tracks on there - There Was a Time and Prostitute are a couple of my favourites. It's overrated, yes, but by no means bad. I'd suggest it only gets hate for being recorded with a new line-up, taking ages to release, and being underwhelming for a GN'R record (If it were released as an Axl Rose solo album I'd argue that the people would have enjoyed it more)
    So it's not rock related... But Kanye West's Yeezus really grinds my gears. All the hipsters didn't have a clue what they were listening to, so labelled it some new form of genius. I like Kanye a lot less for making that album.
    Ok its not a rock album, but i thought Daft Punks "Random Access Memories" was slightly on the overrated side of things
    *Sigh* Nevermind
    I'm a huge Nirvana fan, but I would go along with this. Just because In Utero is so much better.
    I agree that In Utero is better but that doesn't make Nevermind overrated. Whether you likeit or not Nevermind will always be one of the most popular albums ever recorded, and for good reason.
    It's an absolutely fantastic album, I love every song on it, it just gets a lot more attention than their other albums
    Honestly, Nirvana altogether are overrated. Not saying I don't like them, I just think album for album there were much better bands from the early-mid 90's.
    That is an overrated album. Also, WTF is the point of this question? We all know that any album that is nominated on this page will be a metal album, and knowing the UG community, they will all get downvoted.