Musical Miseries - bands & albums to avoid


9 Dic 2010, 11:38

Secret Shine - boring shoegaze epigons; avoid everything!

Gliss - Love the Virgins - nothing special.

The Dirty Projectors - The Getty Address - NO! NO! NO!!! but I bet most of those tunes will end up as mobile operators commercials ...

Soundpool - ... simply: everything. Tried three albums - all terribly boring.

Deerhunter - Microcastle - simply: bad & boring

Swirlies - Blonder Tongue Audio Baton - forgetable

Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel - ... apparently I'm not the one Who Can Feel this stuff ... boring .... but a good lesson - always skip pathetic titles.

Harlem - Hippies - arghhh ... just awful.

Maquiladora - Ritual of Hearts - brrr .... horrible.

Drive-By Truckers - Go Go Boots - ... get those boots OFF after 8th track - that is not my Truck at all.

Lotte Kestner - China Mountain - not my cup of tea at all; just another girl with guitar/keybd; certainly - charming as a person but charm is not reflected in the music; "Leif Erikson" re-work is nothing but an offence.

Marianne Faithfull - Before the Poison & Horses And High Heels - sorry, Marianne, but hardly stood until the end of the second album :(

Izrael - dżA LUDZIE - no niestety - mimo tego dobrego, co o tej płycie słyszałem; Izrael to cień samego siebie sprzed lat; muzycznie całkiem w sumie nieźle; ale te polskie teksty ... ten angielski! na cholerę śpiewają po angielsku!? w sumie: żenada ...

Anoraak - Nightdrive With You - I've read somewhere (WHERE???!) raving review of this album. Horrible one. Apparently Nightdrive WITHOUT Me.

Pinback - Summer in Abaddon - boring ... suddenly I realized that it's already 7th song ... no difference noticed in-between.

Andalusia - Around Three in the Morning - ... ehh... nice name tough!

Versus - On The Ones And The Threes - their last profile begins with: "New York City indie rock favorites.." so not a great surprise that I've never heard about them. 10 songs and only 'Cicada' as can be heard on "Limitless" movie is listenable.

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest - 'Microcastle' lesson (as above) not properly learnt ... Never Ever Again!

Slovak Republic - Summer Pills - little splendour for this beautiful country ...; 'sameness' is the key feature of those SR travels over so many different & interesting places- and listener's 'numbness' as result ...

Warpaint - The Fool - On last the band is described like this : "The band weaves intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between the soundscapes of psychedelia and intimacy." DELETE key is applicable - on the above as well as on the album.

Band of Skulls - Baby Darling Doll Face Honey - similar to Dead Weather and The Black Keys???!! worst of the the first none of the second - that's for sure.

Constants - If Tomorrow The War - "shoegazers turned indie-metal" ... waste of time.

Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots - obvious mistake - so nothing to comment about ...

Freeheat - Back On The Water - ... as much as I ADORE TJMC this thing should really never happen. Second-rate music making (or in fact: re-making) of the worst TJMC songs. Pity.

Her Name Is Calla - The Quiet Lamb - sorry to inform, but the lamb is dead ... from the boredom.

Tears Run Rings - Always, Sometimes, Seldom, Never - someone wrote here "First I thought they were just another MyBloodySlowdive ripoff" ... yes, they are.

Union Sound Set - Start / Stop - Hands up, who wants to now why British music is in almost permanent decline!? Here is one of the many answers ...

Lotte Kestner - China Mountain - apparently charming person; nice voice ... TW is rather good band ... but this album is completely unconvincing. Just another girl with guitar singing sleepy songs.

Bare Wires - Seeking Love - grrymp ... nen musical genre appearing: "Unnecessary Music".

Jesu - Opiate Sun - Jesus! What an unbelievable piece of crap! Never again!

Real Estate - Real Estate - left that estate for good in the middle of the 7th track (of 10); but the cover is nice.

The Black Heart Procession - Six - ... someone wrote that their best were the first three ... better BHT read that.

Greymachine - Disconnected - ... hardly managed to listen that album up to track 4, titled, by the way, "Wasted". My time wasted - all 30 mins!! And there are 5 tracks more ....

Jóhann Jóhannsson -
Dís - ...nope, certainly nope.

Surrounded - Oppenheimer and Woodstock - no idea where I've found that album ... could stand 7 of 10 tracks; really bad.

The Slow Signal Fade - Steady - mediocrity really worth of the special note here; almost all the albums of this morning set were really bad ones - I saved a lot of precious space on my drive - Moccasin, The Eaves, Andalusia ... just to name the few; but this one is apparently the worst of all!

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - Bag Of Meat - beware of long and stupid names - usually they promise NOTHING!

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - Apparently this entry will provoke similar comments as those gems below .... but ... I can't believe that such musicmaking might be regarded as top achievement of 2011! First disc of this album is as bad as their previous "Saturday ..."=Whatever. Only reaction is to delete the rest - but I will stand that and continue ... (urgh...)
OK, survived, even my 'favourite' track from p. 2 called "Splendor" - yet another Epic Fail from this band, promise to myself not to waste any minute again.

Modeselektor - Monkeytown - hard to believe but this one is even worse than the above - much worse! Deleted at the spot!

Real Estate - Days - "Kinda boring" wrote another last user on RE profile ... exactly!

Lyambiko - Sings Gershwin - the way she mistreats those wonderful songs is a criminal thing ... at least she looks good on the cover; and that's all.

Machine Head - Unto the Locust - one of my favourite metal bands; makers of the one of the greatest debut albums ever .... sending a message that 'enough is enough' and time to think about stg else than musicmakeing - second-rate and really boring to the bones.

Wild Dogs in Winter - Homba - definition of what's generally wrong in the entire 'post-rock' concept - a model of boredom and very bad singing.

Karnivool - Sound Awake - better listen to the very source of inspiration - The Mars Volta first albums; still the best musical things from 'down-under' is Mr. Cave and his Company ...

Murmansk - Eleven Eyes to Shade & Chinese Locks - sometimes they play quite well, but vocals - quite awful. And boring! Two albums in a row are hard to stand really!

The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet - I said "enough!" in the middle of the 3rd song; but survived that and the 4th and the next few ones ... wasted 30 minutes at least! but next 25 saved for something better. Anything.

Handmade BirdsSHINY TINY STARS - 45 mins of boredom in "Overdose" (last track). The worst ideas from all those Sigur Ros imitators, with some really bad 'shoegaze' flavour.

MV & EE - Space Homestead - Where and HOW THE HELL did I get this album?! Such a waste of time ... I simply hate such music-making ...

Rush - Clockwork Angels - time to cease ... First of all - to cease my experiments with subsequent new Rush albums, since they are too predictable, almost identical and far too boring; and for that once-upon-a-time-great-band - time to think about retirement. Enough, time to think more about your lasting reputation - less about the income.

Serj Tankian - Harakiri - harakiri indeed ...

Mission of Burma - Unsound - never liked those guys ... since heard the for the first time 20 yrs ago; nothing changed - fully forgettable.

Kyte - Love To Be Lost - it rings somewhere that these guys made nice tunes once .... maybe they still to but their vocalist is unbearable.

Ikon - The Esplanade Tapes Volume One - usually I'd not mind exact imitators of Joy Division at all .. condition: they'd be at least a little imaginative ... these guys as just plagiarists.

Astrobrite - all the stars will fall - precisely what the shoegaze '2012 should NOT be.

Heavenly Beat - Talent - WTF???!!! what "talent"? None noticed.

Band of Horses - Mirage Rock - another bad album; a pale shadow of the first two ones.

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited II - two other titles for that album come to mind at the end of the 1st disc ... maybe "Genesis Parodied" or "Genesis Ridiculed"? No comments really.

Johnny Marr - The Messenger - ... Johnny Marr - that one. The Legendary JM ... Enough to listen to track 2 - "I Want The Heartbeat" - album in the nutshell. It's that bad.


  • danhodson

    Your opinion means nothing to me, after all musical taste and opinion is is subjective.

    20 May 2011, 9:53
  • Quickdive

    akurat fajna lista rzeczy do przesłuchania, dzięks :>

    14 Nov 2011, 20:49
  • tommyhaych

    In the amount of time it took you to write this, you could have compiled a list of albums you love and should recommend to people.

    5 Mar 2012, 10:27
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