Saturday, December 27, 2008

Top 5 worst albums of 2008

This year was a good one for music, but there were a few clunkers as well.

5)Uli Jon Roth-Under a dark sky
A huge dose of self-indulgent pulp.

4)Dragonforce-Ultra Beatdown
This band just seems to be getting worse with each album.

3)Judas Priest-Nostradamus
A bad concept, bad music and definitely some bad writing. It's a shame how far the once Priest have fallen.

2)Bret Michaels-Rock my world
If this is the best he can do then he needs to stick to reality shows.

This album was forced and painfully dull.

That's going to wrap up for my 2008 awards.

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Blogger Hard Rock Hideout said...

I would have to agree on three of your 5 Worst. ( I haven't heard the other two. )

The new Steelheart album is pretty bad too. I haven't gotten around to reviewing it yet.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

looks like you have the same link to Dragonforce as Priest...I haven't heard all of Dragonforce, but I can tell they've embraced a formula and aren't deviating from it considering the youth of today aren't used to such speed and proficiency...the milking effect at its worst

4:12 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Rob-Fortunately there were not a lot of bad albums this year.

Ray-All fixed so you can read about Dragonforce deserve.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Rhodeislandrock said...

I have Asia and Bret Michaels in my 5 Worst Albums of 2008 and Dragonforce was close to getting on that list but the new Queen album really took hold of that #5 slot.

Two of my Top 30 are on your list:
Judas Priest #4
Uli Jon Roth #28

I agree, 2008 was a year with few duds. I hope 2009 is just as good.

Heavy Metal Addiction

10:43 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Steve-There were only like two other albums that I actually considered for this list so not a bad year at all.

5:26 AM  
Blogger Fred "C" said...

Mark - How are you? FredCQ here. I have to agree with you on Judas Priest. I can barely get through that album even when I force myself.

I stopped blogging for a bit, but I started up again. Hope all is well.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

I remember reading it the first time...I was impressed on the first go-round, but from what I've heard on this one, it's the same recycled stuff. I was listening to kids talk in line for the R&TT used CD sale since I had gift certs to burn, and they were all geeking on Dragonforce. Too bad they didn't live the first wave of metal since this sounds utterly impressive to them. Proficiency-wise, Dragonforce are highly impressive; songwriting-wise, I've left their cause

9:23 PM  
Blogger John said...

Nostadumbass is terrible. I listened to it once. Won't make that mistake again. I went down to NY for Metal Masters last summer and thankfully they only played one song from that abomination of an album.

7:10 AM  

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