12 Most Hated Rock Albums Of All Time

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It's not an easy task to make a good rock album. Despite what the older generation might say, it's impossible to swig booze, act like a rockstar, and bang away on an instrument in order to make a quality album. When you hear the actual effort and lifesblood that have gone into rock records, the songs go from being fun jams to something transcendent.

However, for as many great albums that have come out of the rock pantheon, us fans have also had to sift through our fair share of stinkers. While it might be easy for us to just pick and choose what we love, even the greatest artists of all time have been known to put out albums that are absolutely dreadful.

Hell, even if you didn't like the artist in question, some of these misfires have been picked up by radio and hammered into our brains whether we like it or not.

Whereas the masterpieces of rock have given us a renewed sense of energy after listening to them, these records have us shaking our heads wondering how we let them see any form of success. These might not be the worst albums ever made, but you can find much better rock music almost anywhere else.

12. Some Time In New York City - John Lennon

It's pretty easy for most rock fans to look upon the Beatles' career with rose-colored glasses. The work that the band did in the 60's has gone down as some of the important rock music the world had ever seen. While John Lennon appeared to be plotting a similarly legendary solo career, things hit a sore spot once he released Some Time in New York City.

Teaming up with his wife and artistic muse Yoko Ono, the entire record was meant to be a documentation of the politic climate happening at the time, down to the cover art featuring most of the song titles in the style of a newspaper. Compared to the more breezy songs of his previous albums, this album's raw tone made for some political messages that sacrificed melody for lyrical prowess like on "Attica State." People expecting a straightforward rock affair were underwhelmed to find Yoko Ono's more experimental contributions overtaking some of Lennon's material.

Though the track "New York City" has become one of Lennon's more notable solo hits, the rest of the album is something that most hardcore fans would be fine with skipping. The album does offer some good political agendas, but the music taking a back seat is a bit disconcerting coming from a Beatle.


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