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Old 14-04-2013, 13:29
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I saw a similar thread on another website and found it an interesting topic, so I thought I'd create one here.

I personally have to go for 'Confessions on a Dance Floor' by Madonna. Don't get me wrong, I love the album and it's in my top five but I so often see it winning polls for best Madonna album when I feel she's created much better (Ray of Light, Like a Prayer, Erotica). Of course that's only my opinion and anyone is free to disagree with me.

So... what albums do you personally feel are overrated?
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Old 14-04-2013, 13:39
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Emeli Sande. I like the singles and a couple of album tracks but most of it is drivel. That's my opinion ofcourse, I'm sure many others will totally disagree.
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Old 14-04-2013, 13:41
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Adele's 21 will pop up a few times on here I'm sure
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Old 14-04-2013, 13:54
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Emeli Sande - Our Version of Events
Adele - 21
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Old 14-04-2013, 14:03
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Take That's last effort with Robbie on board was truly awful
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Old 14-04-2013, 14:06
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Take That - Progress

Everybody praised it so much, but I just don't see why. Had any other boyband done that, the would have probably panned it - but because they are Take That and that Robbie came back, everyone went crazy about it.

Aside from great song The Flood, the album is very generic and average.
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Old 14-04-2013, 14:06
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Adele- 21
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Old 14-04-2013, 14:33
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Take That - Progress

Everybody praised it so much, but I just don't see why. Had any other boyband done that, the would have probably panned it - but because they are Take That and that Robbie came back, everyone went crazy about it.

Aside from great song The Flood, the album is very generic and average.
I completely agree, The Flood was amazing but other than that it was a very poor album, a poor follow up after the amazing Circus album
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Old 14-04-2013, 14:41
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Emeli Sande - Our Version of Events
Adele - 21
Yep, basically those two. Not that they are bad albums. But in my opinion they both have a mixture of very strong and very weak songs and this is why I find them overrated.
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Old 14-04-2013, 14:45
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Lana del Ray - Born to die
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Old 14-04-2013, 15:37
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Shouldn't you just rename this thread "Popular Albums I don't like" ?
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Old 14-04-2013, 15:49
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Shouldn't you just rename this thread "Popular Albums I don't like" ?
Exactly my thinking.

21 and Our Version Of Events aren't overrated at all, but people who think they didn't deserve that success will keep on saying they are.
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Old 14-04-2013, 15:52
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Exactly my thinking.

21 and Our Version Of Events aren't overrated at all, but people who think they didn't deserve that success will keep on saying they are.
I'm a huge Adele fan and think 21 is vastly overrated maybe it's the case of ''i love this album and anyone else who doesn't is bitter''
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Old 14-04-2013, 15:56
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Another vote for Adele's 21, I do like her though and a hand full of the songs but not the album in full
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Old 14-04-2013, 16:06
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I'm a huge Adele fan and think 21 is vastly overrated maybe it's the case of ''i love this album and anyone else who doesn't is bitter''
Not at all. I LIKE, not love, the album. A lot of people are saying it's overrated and, i think, are basing it on the sales. A lot of critics never ever made out it was something amazingly special when it was first released. It's never been made out to be the best album ever, the best album in 20 years, the best album in 40 years etc. The only reason people think it's overrated is because it sold so much, and that wasn't down to the material on the album, that was down to the performances she did live of Rolling In The Deep, Set Fire To The Rain and Someone Like You.
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Old 14-04-2013, 16:09
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Definitely Adele 21 and Emeli Sande's album
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Old 14-04-2013, 16:12
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Lady GaGa - Born This Way.

I probably wouldn't call this overrated if it weren't for the fact she kept going on and on about how amazing it was going to be. And in fact, there is not a single song i can listen to now - with maybe the exception of Edge of Glory - that i actually enjoy. Her fans seem to think this is the best album ever and say it's a lot better than her first one (or two - The Fame and The Fame Monster) and it's just so insulting to her first album(s) to say that it's better.
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Old 14-04-2013, 16:13
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The last few Radiohead albums since OK Computer.
To be honest I've lost track of how many there have been.
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Old 14-04-2013, 16:13
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Emeli Sande's album, my God it's awful. Boring song after boring song, I like to listen to my music whilst I'm awake. Not comatose.
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Old 14-04-2013, 17:04
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Britney's Blackout. I do really like it, but it's hardly the masterpiece people make it out to be.
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Old 14-04-2013, 17:09
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Britney's Blackout. I do really like it, but it's hardly the masterpiece people make it out to be.
I've never known a Britney Spears album to be referred to as a 'masterpiece' to begin with.
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Old 14-04-2013, 17:16
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This one definitely has!
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Old 14-04-2013, 17:20
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Pulp - Different Class
Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go

Apart from the singles, nothing special at all
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Old 14-04-2013, 17:30
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Definitely Madonna's Hard Candy and Blur's The Great Escape
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Old 14-04-2013, 18:08
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I saw a similar thread on another website and found it an interesting topic, so I thought I'd create one here.

I personally have to go for 'Confessions on a Dance Floor' by Madonna. Don't get me wrong, I love the album and it's in my top five but I so often see it winning polls for best Madonna album when I feel she's created much better (Ray of Light, Like a Prayer, Erotica). Of course that's only my opinion and anyone is free to disagree with me.

So... what albums do you personally feel are overrated?
I'm choosing this one too,although it's good to dance to, it's all been done before and sounds rather generic coming from the lady who created albums like True Blue and Ray Of Light.
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