5 Albums With HORRIBLE Backstories

When all the stress finally pays off.


Sometimes, making music seems like the most carefree job in the world. With all these tales of extravagant vacations and Boujee lifestyles, artists seem to get treated like royalty. All that for a couple of catchy tunes? Hell yeah, sign me up.

Facetiousness aside, there are many struggles that musicians face in every aspect of their lives.

In the studio is the common place where tension tends to spring up. This can come from creative differences, personal struggles, or even ongoing pressure from higher-ups to come up with something spectacular. Sprinkle in a bit of drug abuse and long hours without sleep, and you have a surefire recipe for disaster.

As a matter of fact, the only saving grace of being in these dreaded studio sessions is that many artists walk out of that internal hell with some of the greatest material they have ever made.

Fair trade... I guess?

Regardless, these are examples of fantastic albums that were being developed under nightmarish conditions. For all the headaches and fatigue, these bodies of work proved that an artists' hard work wasn't all for nought.

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