In the beginning, an artist shouldn't be in the business for anyone except themselves. When first getting together to play music with friends, you never dream about making your millions off of playing your music around the world. However, when everything does eventually blow up, some start writing for a bit of a different purpose.
Ever since music has been shipped out to the masses, there have always been artists looking to give the minimal amount of effort to cater to what they think their audience wants to hear. Whether it's a sophomore slump or a legendary act looking to make a quick buck, these albums are bottom of the barrel when compared to what these artists can really do. Even as far back as some of their debuts, they have disappointed, from a case of squandered potential to deliberately stifling their talents to follow along with what's popular with the kids these days.
At a time when the best artists end up pushing the genre forward, every one of these musicians ended up looking like old men and women making a vain attempt to look cool with the latest fashion. These acts have put their heart and soul into their work in the past, but you can practically hear them writing checks in between these riffs.