Top 10 Worst Albums By Great Bands

Your nominations have been counted, and we can officially reveal the worst releases by the band you would normally die for. Does it get any worse than this?

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We always celebrate the best of music on a Friday, but this time we decided to flip the top 10 format on its head.

On Wednesday we asked you:

What is the worst release by a great band?

We left it open to singles, albums and even merch (we thought the crazy dildo set from Rammstein might make the list, but thankfully not).

The results remind us all how even the best musicians around can make fatal mistakes and release some truly awful music.

Thanks for all your nominations and votes. If you think other readers missed any worthy entrants out, or if you disagree and want to defend one of the acts, let us know in the comments.

10. Green Day "21st Century Breakdown" (2009)

It was always going to be hard for Green Day to top the success of its wildly popular "American Idiot". Critics poked fun at the directionless storyline but most fans just wished it sounded better.

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9. Megadeath "Risk" (1999)

Lars Ulrich once said Dave Mustaine should take more risks with his music. The result was Dave taking a risk, and a bunch of fans decided it sucked and that he should play it safe next time. The same could apply to his press strategy.

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8. Iron Maiden "Virtual XI" (1998)

The final album to be recorded with singer Blaze Bayley. Allmusic put it best: "On the surface, there's nothing terribly wrong with the record, as it delivers all the crunching riffs and demonic horror of their best records. The problem is that there's nothing memorable about the hooks, riffs, or songs, and there's little visceral energy to the music or production. As a result, it sounds lifeless to all but the most devoted fan."

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7. Linkin Park "A Thousand Suns" (2010)

This multi-concept album about nuclear warfare. Some critics loved the album, with one outlet going as far as saying it was the equivalent of Radiohead's "Kid A" (Ha! Not a chance!) but others called it over-indulgent, melodramatic and full of recycled ideas. Classic Linkin Park then! Trololol.

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6. Lou Reed "Metal Machine Music" (1975)

Lou Reed deserves praise for his early career. Those Velvet Underground tracks are rad, but this is something completely different. It's a bunch of buzzing, wild, machine-driven art, and there's something commendable about that approach, but ultimately music has to sound good for a lot of people to enjoy it. Whether it's worse than his collaboration with Metallica is debatable.

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5. Guns N' Roses "Chinese Democracy" (2008)

You'd expect the most expensive album ever produced to sound better than this. $13 million dollars and 14 years of production, and it still disappointed everyone. What do you expect when you indulge someone like Axl Rose for that long?

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4. Chris Cornell "Scream" (2009)

Chris proved his worth as a vocalist with Soundgarden, but his pop collaboration with Timbaland was totally uncalled for. Some people liked it, but they probably weren't rock fans. Like Billboard said: "Sometimes it's good bizarre, other times it's bad bizarre."

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3. Spinal Tap "Shark Sandwich" (1980)

"Sh-t sandwich," said one review. Alright, so it's a fake album by a fake band, but the reviews speak for themselves. Watch the classic Spinal Tap clip here to find out why this is their worst release.

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2. Metallica & Lou Reed "Lulu" (2011)

We still can't get over how bad this was. You know, before that first sample came out, we at UG thought it could turn out to be something special. That was until the first demo came out with James Hetfield shouting something about being a table, and Lou Reed sound fifty times worse than even the harshest critic imagined. This should have been number one.

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1. Aldous Snow "African Child" (2009)

Another fictional entry. Does this even count? Was Aldous Snow any good before his ill-fated release of "African Child"? Meh. It's funny, and your winner. Enjoy.

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That's the end of our roundup of the worst releases by great bands. Did we miss anything? Who would you give a special mention for letting down their fans? Let us know in the comments.

381 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Jesus_Dean
    Props to Lou Reed for making the list twice! LOL
    andreschr
    Before reading this, I actuallu thought St. Anger would be here too..
    dannydesktop
    it should have been on there before lulu tbh.
    Darth Crow
    St. Anger wasn't really that bad. Actually, if the sound quality wasn't so shitty, songs like Frantic would be quite memorable. Actually, they are, anyway. Lulu, on the other hand, was a failure on so many levels that it's almost impossible...
    Underjoggle
    What's really good about it is the lyrics and the music. They really capture the feeling of rage and depression that the band was going through. However, the production was awful. Lars' snare drum being the major gripe. The guitar sounds could have been a little more refined, and I felt the clean guitar parts could have been a little less...convoluted? Muddy? I don't know what to say, it just sounds like there's too much going on (Listen to the clean parts in "St. Anger" and "All Within My Hands" to see what I mean). Another thing is James' vocals. He was mediocre at best, and it sounded like he was trying too hard to hit high notes, resulting in voice cracks and straining. If he was trying to do that, again, to highlight the panicked and angry tone of the album, then he shouldn't have. The lyrics and music were enough for that. In my opinion, St. Anger is a good album, but you have to be in the right mood for it.
    Calgar24
    I actually think that it's their most recent decent album. They failed to bring back their old flame on Death Magnetic and mixed with the sound quality on that, made it a worse album for me. St. Anger has actually probably been their most creative and best album since Justice or black album.
    saint_berzerker
    Too many teenie boppers on here that love St Anger for some reason.
    link no1
    Maybe because it is their opinion? Or maybe because St.Anger isn't that bad of an album, it's just bad for metallica. If it was released by some lesser known band it would probably have been well recieved.
    nickzippelli
    Just like how Chinese Democracy wasn't an Appetite clone and old GnR fans were superbutthurt. It would have been a good album by any other band, in fact it's a good GnR album if you think of it as an overproduced-Use Your Illusion III
    Megadeth2011
    I don't believe Megadeath released Risk. Or any other albums for that matter.
    KingV911
    how could a guitar site that focuses on rock and metal misspell MEGADETH!!??
    PRS Fan 97
    Ug was probably using spell check for once, and it auto-corrected Megadeth to Megadeath.
    Zeppfan69
    cause nobody when to school. u ever turn on closed captioning while watching TV? its pretty messed up a lot of times lol
    Miyagi84
    Risk it a terrible album, but I still think Trust is a good song. Megadeth has released some shit albums and shit songs, but their worst doesn't compare to Metallica's worst. Even excluding Lulu, Load and Re-load are pretty poopy.
    Sakke
    Trust isn't on Risk, it's on Cryptic Writings, which is a pretty good album. However, I wouldn't put Risk here. It's got good songs, really. Sure it doesn't really sound much like Megadeth. So that's why it's fair to have it here on the list.
    rokr258
    megadeath? really UG? for a site that rips on dave mustaine as much as it does, you'd think they'd get his band's name right
    dewitt
    I don't care what any of you think; Chinese Democracy is a great album, and I wasn't disappointed by it. I'd bet that most people who voted it up here never gave it a fair chance, if they even listened to it at all. Most people write it off immediately because "it doesn't have Slash" or the rest of the original band, some people judge it with the time and money it took to release in mind(sidenote: Axl had most of those songs done for years , but the record label kept making him rework them), but have you ever listened to it with no biases or preconceived notions? If you still don't like it after that, fine, but most people who give it a fair shot see it as a collection of songs that are decent or better, with a few tracks that probably could have been left off (or at least not reworked a thousand times).
    dewitt
    By the way, the song they put up here is a great choice from that album, and I bet most people here haven't heard it. I don't see how you can like the stuff like November Rain from the Use Your Illusion albums and not like Street of Dreams.
    slaveskinJACKET
    It would be better if they had linked to the studio version of the song, seeing as how that's what they're talking about -- the album, not the live performances.
    MegadethFan18
    Amen sir, I am a huge Guns Fan and right now it's probably my favorite album by them, the solos alone are excellent. So many great moments on that album but no one is willing to give it a chance, their loss.
    CoreysMonster
    Yeah, well who do you think you are? The LAW? *ahembecauseavatarahem*
    MrDo0m
    Well, who do you think YOU are? God? Nah, I kid. Have a balloon. They all float down here..
    Firehawk2410
    Yeah, I had the "old timer" philosophy of "it's not the original band so it has to suck!" before and its poor sales didn't help sway me, but I think the new GN'R has some great talent (personalities and attitudes are something else entirely). Like, I used to disown the little-known "other Aerosmith(s)" from 1979-1984, but when I gave it a chance I realized Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay were still really great guitarists with a unique style.
    AlanHB
    Too true dewitt. I passed it off at the start, waited until it was in the bargain bins before picking it up. As a long time Gunners fan I'm not afraid to say that I love the album. Sure it's not classic Guns n Roses, but once you get over the realisation that it's more Axl Rose's solo album than anything else it's an awesome rock album.
    repoTHEemo
    I totatlly agree! IMO, Oceania was a great Smashing Pumpkins album even though Corgan remained the only original member. Same goes for Chinese Democracy, again in IMO.
    Grevling123
    I think I personally didn't like it because it didn't sound like Guns n' Roses..
    dewitt
    But it does sound like Guns N' Roses. Like it or not, that band is GN'R now, and they have been for years. However, beside that point, half of the stuff on here sounds closer to a lot of the ideas Axl brought into the Use Your Illusion albums than anything else in the band's catalog. It sounds nothing like Appetite For Destruction, sure, but neither did Lies, Use Your Illusion, or "The Spaghetti Incident?". I think that UYI is the perfect bridge between the sound of AFD and Chinese Democracy. However, again, beside that point, if you're listening to it expecting it to sound like the original GN'R, that's one of those prejudices that I was talking about. You don't listen to x , expecting it to sound like y .
    zalant
    It funny how if a band loses original members through death, people still love the band. But if they lose members through disagreements, fights, etc., then people trot out the "it's not even the same band" arguments. The result is the same though; it's not (technically) the same guys. I realize there are exceptions, like those who say Metallica was never the same after Cliff died, but you get my point. Lynyrd Skynyrd still tours and people go out to see them, even though only one guy remains from the original line-up. I don't ever recall anyone saying, "oh that's not Lynyrd Skynyrd anymore", or throwing as much hatred toward that band. A lot of people point at the G'n'R vitriol being directed at Axl because he's kind of a Richard. Perhaps if he were a nicer guy, everyone would accept the new line-up better?
    MaggaraMarine
    Guns N' Roses = Axl Rose. There are no other original members than him (and by original members I mean AFD members). And really, you expect a band have their sound. Like when Metallica released Load and Reload, people didn't like them because they didn't sound what people thought Metallica sounded like. Same with Lulu and St Anger. If those albums were released by some new band, they might be better in people's mind. A band should always do something new on their albums but still not completely lose their sound.
    Grevling123
    well you're completely right in saying that I went in with a pre decided judgement, but i was also looking forward to seeing what Axl had with (or too) the GnR name and style, and to be perfectly honest: I didn't like it.. not as a GnR album and not as any other kind of album..
    hansome21
    I hate when people defend chinese democracy, you sound like a half wit GnR fan boy. That album is terrible. GnR is now terrible. Stop comparing one of the greatest rock bands in history with this new axle and buds show. Axle wrote almost none of the best songs from GnR (most were Izzy actually), and (big shocker here), he still can't write a good song.
    dewitt
    Actually, Axl Rose had part in writing almost all of their material (including most of their best material). Izzy wrote some great ones by himself, but the majority of their material was written by Izzy and Axl together/collaboratively, before being further developed by the whole band. Axl Rose was (and still is) a great lyricist and songwriter, but I don't think anyone claims that he was the sole entity behind any Guns N' Roses material, aside from the bare bones of November Rain and Estranged. They were one of those bands that, while everyone in the band is/was great at what they do, they were so much better together than they could have been on their own. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, if you will.
    GaryBillington
    You could not be more wrong. I've been a GNR fan for 25 years, and I liked the Chinese Democracy album. If they'd tried re-writing AFD everytime they put out a new release, they would fail. Yes, Izzy did a lot of the writing on the AFD album which just listed the writing credits as "Guns N Roses", but on the UYI albums all contributors were listed and Axl wrote just as much, if not more of those albums than Izzy did. Appettite for Destruction is good. Use Your Illusion I & II are good. Chinese Democracy is good. They are all very different, but they are all good.
    mckenna64
    Yup it was decent. The only problem I had was some overuse of auto tune that went into robot territory. Sure his voice might not be what it was, but that live performance of street of dreams sounds better than the auto tuned album version. Still once you get past that, there are some good songs on there.
    slaveskinJACKET
    I'm not completely sure that there was any auto-tune on that album, and if there was, it was likely used purposefully as a vocal effect. Axl Rose is what you would call a perfectionist, and he wouldn't take a bad vocal track and manipulate it until the pitches were right; he would do it over and over until he got it right. The only real problems I had with it, aside from a couple songs that I just don't like, was the overuse of the synthesizers and drum filters, etc. (i.e., overproduction - which according to Axl, was mainly the fault of the record company for making him add to the songs and rework them so many times).
    dewitt
    Well, no need for me to comment anymore; this guy just said what I was thinking.
    rockinbri1
    I listened to it 5 times. Once when i got it, I HATED it. The next year i gave it a chance, still hated it. The third time was on a dare, got through 4 songs. the fourth time i listened completely just to analyze how buckethead could put some great riffs down. the fifth time was just the only time ienjoyed it. it took me 4 years to like this album, so i say it pretty much sucks
    Guitarus Rex
    Caution: Axl Rose is posting under the name: "dewitt." Dude, teasing... Chinese Democracy wasn't THAT bad, but there was no way it would ever live up to the hype that preceded its release. Slash's post-GnR releases were certainly much better... I have no idea who wrote all of the songs, but I know I've practically "worn-out" my copy of his 2010 "Slash" album...Freaking Iggy Pop on that last song is killer! "...we're all gonna die, so let's get high..." Good post...
    hidd4n
    His 2010 album is good, but I bought Apocalyptic Love when it came out and to be honest I would much rather listen to Chinese Democracy than that one
    loaded_
    I hate it how a lot of Chinese Democracy-fanboys automatically assume that most haters never gave it a fair chance. "Most people who give it a fair shot see it as a collection of songs that are decent or better"; How the hell do you know that?!
    Pagan_Poetry
    "This multi-concept album about nuclear warfare. Some critics loved the album, with one outlet going as far as saying it was the equivalent of Radiohead's "Kid A" (Ha! Not a chance!) but others called it over-indulgent, melodramatic and full of recycled ideas. Classic Linkin Park then! Trololol." Okay, UG, I will work for you guys for free. Please. In fact, I'll pay you in pictures of hot women. Anything to not have anymore BRILLIANT writing like this passage. I mean, good god. Who seriously puts "trololol" in an article, or in ANYTHING that's supposed to represent a site or, in this case, the users of a site? I'll excuse the "ha, not a chance" bit because, while informal and very opinionated, it's basically how we'd all feel after reading that, but that last bit is just atrocious. Pretty good list otherwise. I'm not sure why a fictitious entry is even allowed (honorable mention, maybe?), because we don't even know if he truly was a... well... great band? But oh well. It's still pretty funny that it got first.
    whywefight
    Totally true. UG really crossed the line with that one. UG has to realize that they need to maintain an image. Expressing their users opinions is one thing, but expressing your own (especially in such a bitter way) is a fantastic way to lose credibility with actual, signed artists. Maybe that's why they aren't putting up as many interviews... And it doesn't matter who wrote the actual article, because whoever it was speaks on behalf of the site, whether they like it or not.
    Guns N' Chains
    I'm sick of the hate Chinese Democracy gets. Worst thing is, there are probably people putting it down and they never even heard it before. But I guess its cool to hate it and go with the crowd. You had to know they (Axl) wasn't going to release another Appetite for Destruction. I think that is what many people were expecting. You had to know it was going to sound roughly similar to what you got with the record. There are hints of stuff on it that sound a bit like the Use You Illusion records. It was going to be very diverse and musically advanced than the basic rock song. I very much liked the album. I'm glad Axl put it out and if no one else is going to enjoy than I am.
    Sheep Shagger
    I'm surprised no one nominated "Forbidden" by Black Sabbath.
    iljh
    Whoever wrote this article seemed to be kinda trolling the whole time.. too much of their own opinion in presenting it =/ And it backfires because they are all according to this list "great bands" and just for my own 2 cents I actually love A Thousand Suns and 21st Century Breakdown because they are so different. Those bands decided to branch out and do something they had never done before. I don't care how popular it was or wasn't, or that it sounded nothing like what they were famous for, but they went for it. That's rock 'n roll.
    eloera1
    Im sorry but I LOVED Chinese Democracy. I do agree that maybe it should be under Axl Rose not Gn R but cmon Buckethead did a hell of a job on this album and i think Axl is a genius besides his craziness, just my opinion.
    Sammy Mantis
    Buckethead contributed some amazing guitar work on this album, as he does on most everything he puts out. Sadly, the Slash fan boys will do anything to put it down, resorting to the usual "he doesn't play with feeling" excuse, which couldn't be more untrue. Their loss really.
    RabidPikachu
    chinese democracy shouldnt be on here. Great album. Everyone is just a hater when it comes to Axl Rose.
    jordo246
    Risk wasn't even that bad, I mean yeah it's no where near as good as their earlier releases but still
    rockinbri1
    Here is how i put it. Of the earlier albums, meaning Killing through youthanasia, my fav is so far, so good...so what. Of the Middle Age Megadeth, Cryptic Writings through World needs a hero, my fav is Risk. Of the new incarnation my fav is united abominations
    Gäz
    Chinese Democracy is an amazing album if you take it purely for what it is and ignore the "it's not real GnR" take and the expectations that were impossible for anything to live up to. Risk isn't that bad an album either, just completely un-Megadeth. And seriously, African Child? I'm getting tired of every list having a joke at the end.
    eloera1
    totally agree man, it cool to know that we still have Axl fans that care about the music and not the drama
    AcdcTXfan
    I actually liked A Thousand Suns. Not as good as their other albums, but some songs like "Iridescent" are actually pretty good.
    Salvo416
    I'm surprised Van Halen III didn't make the list.. everyone hated that album.
    Burnzyburns
    It was mentioned but that person got downvoted. Apparently a bunch of people actually do like that album...
    tmiam0720
    Megadeth is such a great band UG doesn't even know how to spell it right.
    SydBareass
    I don't get all the ate for A Thousand Suns. I think it's the most interesting album they've ever done. I had given up on LP after Minutes To Midnight, which I found to be boring and unimpressive. Oh well, to each his own, I guess.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    I might be the only person in the world who likes Chinese Democracy, I feel it gets a lot of hate because it isn't a Slash GNR Record, Buckethead, Robin Finck, and Bumblefoot have their own styles, it's like comparing apples to oranges , and for the record I think Axl is a complete douche. and it's pretty impossible to make another record on the levels of Appitite. I like the Industrial tinge to it.
    jor_guitar
    I really like the album as well, although it was not their best, songs like Better and Shecklers Revenge are just awesome.
    BillyMays4Pres
    I expect nothing less than you morons at UG to vote Chinese Democracy to be on this list. The musicianship on this record is outstanding. I'm a massive fan of Slash and original GNR; they are the reason I picked up the guitar. But in all truthfulness it is a blessing Slash wasn't on this record because the intricacy of the guitar work isn't something he could have duplicated. You bandwagoners who never gave that record a real chance make me sick to my stomach. Do yourselves a huge favor: take your ears out of your ass, forget that the name GNR is on the cover, and give it an honest listen. If you are a true guitar player you can at the very least appreciate the guitar work on this album. /rant
    eloera1
    I agree people are just judging cause of the name not the music. This is a ****ing awesome album. And to those who dont know Buckethead co wrote lots of the songs.
    BillyMays4Pres
    Oh, and not to mention you guys didn't add the album version which sounds completely different than that crappy live version. I saw him recently and I can tell you his voice sounds much better live these days.
    hansome21
    I expect nothing less than a moronic 12 year old like yourself to like an album that is so chock full of crappy shallow, pedantic, and uninspired music. I streamed the whole album when it came out, and didn't like one song. And the guitar work is shit and you know it. So just because it sounds more technical than Slash it's better? Please get over yourself. Slash became the one of the greatest guitar players in the world in the late 80's by not being a technical guitar wanker who just slams his face into his strings. He actually "wrote" good music. Something this whole album lacks.
    BillyMays4Pres
    Listen here you feeble minded piece of dog turd. Stop putting words in my mouth and listen to what I am saying. Here's some perspective for you: 1) Slash is my all time favorite guitarist. 2) In no way do I award one guitarist prominence over another for technical skill. I find guitarists like Michael Angelo Batio impressive, but boring. Chinese Democracy showcases guitar work filled with soul AND superior technical ability. Here are some examples: (it's funny as I listen to all the songs to show you..I'm having a hard time picking because there are so few that are mainly technically proficient. Literally ALL I can find is solos full of heart stopping soul.
    2:30-40
    2:55-3:35
    2:15-2:30
    lVlaniac
    Metal Machine Music might be bad in terms of popularity but it did open the floodgates of a new genre called "noise". Even thought most of us dont like the album it is incredibly important for those who like noise. Also, chinese Democracy is not a bad album and if he had released it under a new band name or as a solo album, the album would have gotten far more praise.
    Sammy Mantis
    Metal Machine Music was nothing more than Lou trying to stick it to his label. Please don't give it any more credibility than that, it didn't open any floodgates for anything.
    Rimfrost
    Risk and Virtual XI, really? Did anyone actually listen to the albums? :p I know that Virtual XI features the dreadful Angel and the gambler, but also cool songs like the educated fool, lightning strikes twice, como estais amigos and The Clansman. Risk is just plain good, defineately a change in direction, but it still features some pretty damn solid songs. Seven, Wanderlust, Prince of Darkness, Time: the end, Ecstacy, The Doctor is Calling and so on. Just my opinion ofcourse, but very surprised to see these two albums featured.
    Gov9
    Futureal is a cool song. Clansman is a GREAT song! Maiden should not be on the list.
    arabmetallion
    yep, the clansman alone should disqualify it from the list cos it's a brilliant song. makes me wanna go out in a kilt and start slicing people's heads off with a claymore
    zakkwyldefan79
    I think Risk is a good album. It just doesn't sound like Megadeth. So that makes it a bad Megadeth album. If it was released as a Dave Mustaine solo album people probably wouldn't hate on it so much. The Doctor is Calling is one of my favorite songs.
    iommi600
    Glad to see that Metal Machine Music made it. Lou Reed is a genius IMO, I love most of his stuff, but that one got to be the worst album ever made in the history of music.
    Pagan_Poetry
    You know it's bad when Lou Reed even says "I'm surprised I still have a career after this album"
    dibbster46
    What's with the Green Day entry! I love that album its as good as anything they ever done!
    Gibson_SG_uzr55
    21st Century Breakdown, A Thousand Suns, and Chinese Democracy aren't that bad.
    bharathrk95
    21st CB isn't , A thousand suns is horrible, haven't heard chineese democracy completely
    Gibson_SG_uzr55
    I'm not a fan of A Thousand Suns, but I expected to fully hate it and thought it to be just okay. Eons better than Minutes to Midnight
    cas45
    Saint anger???
    Don't Ask
    I actually like St. Anger. I don't understand why people hate it so much.
    TheNumber6
    they hate the production quality. that and the snare sound can pierce eardrums, St. Anger as a whole isnt a bad album, i 100% agree with you on that.
    fastfingers10
    I gave the whole album a listen about a few times. Some tracks are pretty well done and I did catch myself headbanging a little and some of the tunes were catchy. No, it did not sound like a classic, fast paced Metallica album we all fell in love with before, But I still enjoyed the heavy riffing and power chords. It's not my favorite by them, but I did like it.
    withoutanyname
    Maybe UG didn't want to put 2 Metallica albums in the same list, also when this list for 10 worst things... But yes, St.Anger was crap.
    Scarto
    For me St. Anger is awesome album. You might change your mind after you watch Some Kind of Monster document...
    GasPipe
    I watched that documentary, and despite gaining some more respect for Metallica's position at the time, and understanding why they wrote the music that they did, I still don't like that it,
    mnewland1
    with Metallica, we could've easily summed it up and said "Metallica-Anything after the black album"
    fastfingers10
    Now this is my opinion, I do really enjoy Death Magnetic. There are some good thrash songs in there. Personally, I think it's very underrated.
    TombOfHorror
    Death Magnetic was pretty good. I think that it would have made a better follow up to ...And Justice for All than the black album.
    TheNumber6
    you mean you dont like the first line of Reload? "gimme fue gimme fai, gimme dabajabaza"?
    metallicafréak
    Virtual XI is ****ing awesome album, what the hell? To me, least favorite Maiden album would be No prayer for the dying.
    Braykah
    People need to learn that Virtual XI and Chinese Democracy actually aren't that bad just because they sounded different from their other material. Virtual XI had some great tracks like Lightning Strikes Twice and The Clansman (classic), and the Blaze albums had a lot of elements that would carry over to Maiden's post-reunion albums.
    Salvo416
    I'm surprised Van Halen III didn't make the list.. everyone hated that album.
    AcdcTXfan
    Yeah I agree. But lists like these are biased for the bands that are most talked about on this website "Iron Maiden, Metallica, Green Day, Rage Against the Machine, etc."
    soul_enshrouded
    Virtual XI should be taken down - it's a great album. People need to actually LISTEN to the album, and not be biased because of Bruce's absence.
    Skuzzmo
    Having listened to the Virtual XI several times (because I really wanted to enjoy the album, big Maiden fan) I can confidently say that the album is terrible and it's place on this list is just... in my humble opinion ofc....
    clincher09
    I'm not even a huge Linkin Park fan, but I honestly believe that A Thousand Suns is their best album by far. It's the only album that sounds like they attempted to make something different and that doesn't focus around whiny personal lyrics
    hansome21
    The whole album is whiny personal lyrics "god bless us everyone?" are you kidding me? Linkin park has the same problem as everyone else who has an album in this list. They are nothing but a bunch of bitchy millionaires who write uninspired crap because they have no hardships in their life anymore. Do I buy another lambo or a ferrari this year? hmmmm, rough decisions being rich.
    clincher09
    Are you autistic? Do you not have the ability to understand the meaning of a song or album?
    o0kasra0o
    A Thousand Suns and 21st Century Breakdown were amazing albums if ur too lazy to listen to new stuff or ur stuck in 10 year ago its ur problem not the album problem
    Archer250
    Yes it IS the album's problem. Just because the world's shitty doesn't mean we have to follow it. Hey, if some retard were leading you down a cliff, would you follow him?
    RJDfan666
    Linkin Park is a great band??? Who the hell....I mean....I just can't....I don't....WHAT???
    Jazz1992
    Virtual XI?! Of course, more hate directed at Blaze just for not being Bruce. Nobody who voted for it bothered to give the album even half a listen. Not the greatest masterpiece you'll ever hear, but definitely the best and most consistent record Maiden put out in the 90s, and by FAR the best thing on this list.
    dr-g0nz0
    Chinese Democracy was nt a bad album at all! Not worth the wait, sure. But it wasn't bad. I don't really like half the bands on here, but the albums that are called aren't classed bad by fans anyway.... troll article? They were right about Thousand Suns though. lol
    sizzler60
    the clansman is a ****ing awesome song if you've never heard it do yourself the tremendous favour of hearing it ,having virtual XI there makes the person who compiledthe list look like a tit
    bearmod
    Lulu definetly earned its spot. You have to remeber though that Lulu is a Lou Reed album featuring Metallica, not the other way around. Even though it was terrible I still respect Metallica for doing it. Not that many bands would go that far out of their genre.