The Most Hated Albums In Classic Rock History
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There’s a fine line between a worst classic rock album, and a classic rock album that’s hated by almost thousands, or even millions of people. You might’ve made a bad point on formulating an album that is way too far on your general preferences, or you can create a perfectly great record, yet still, be hated by your fans. For this matter at hand, we’ll focus on the latter more. Below, we’ll give you some of the most popular hits and LPs in the classic rock era that didn’t exactly succumb to success due to the immense hatred it generated from the rock admirers. Take a look:
Neil Young’s Trans (1982)
Every fan of Neil Young knows that the man they adored so much has an ever-changing style of music. From rock, folk, country, etc., Young never settles on mediocrity and instead challenges himself for a leap on his own songs. He may have jumped a little further than what’s expected, and Trans resulted from the risk he took. Not only it was something that’s puzzling to hear, but it so happens to be hated due to the singer sounding more like a robot, and not with his distinct, beloved voice.
Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” (1998)
It’s not a bad record, in all honesty. It’s just wasn’t a good fit to be labeled as an “Aerosmith song.” Written by Diane Warren, who specifically made the song to be sung by the likes of “Celin Dion or something like that,” it’s definitely a huge leap to call the rock legends and let them perform this huge chunk of ballad. But it gave the rock band their first and only no. 1 song from the US charts, not bad.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins (1968)
The Beatles’ fans never expected such a disappointing solo album debut from John Lennon and his partner, Yoko Ono. It’s like the “Revolutionary 9” from the Beatles’ White double LP, only this time, it’s an album worthy to be skipped.
Starship’s “We Built This City” (1985)
If there ever was a tally of votes to consider the worst song ever in the classic rock genre, there’s a huge chance that Starship’s “We Built This City” would enter and win the list. No more Jefferson Airplane’s authenticity left for this one.
The Rolling Stones’ Dirty Work (1986)
Dirty Work was recorded during the rocky path between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ friendship in the 80s. With no sense of direction, or if ever there was, it was a confusing one, plus the daily toil of Jagger-Richards’ feud, the album turned out to be what it should turn out to be: boring, unwarranted, and disconnected from their authentic sound.