10 Best “BAD” Rock N’ Roll Albums

Even “GREATS” Sometimes Deliver Bad Stuff …

Every band out there has recorded one or two albums that were so bad you’d throw them on the thrash. But, of course, despite being legends they make mistakes as well, they’re only human being after all. The legendary band such as these make the sort of terrible mistakes that could last for years and could put a stink on their names. These BAD rock n’ roll albums had offended us. And here I am, giving you the best ones:


10. AC/DC – Fly On The Wall (1985)

Back In Black set AC/DC to the top because with this record, they got everything right. But five years after Back In Black, everything went wrong, horribly wrong. AC/DC made this mistake, “Fly On The Wall” that loses their plot.


9. Black Sabbath – Forbidden (1995)

Even Tony Iommi himself called this album, “a total shambles,” I don’t know if he’s just being humble or speaking the truth. But it is TRUE; “Forbidden” is a total disaster!


8. Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead – Dylan And The Dead (1989)

The first thing you hear: “Bod Dylan Is Collaborating With The Dead, This Is Going To Epic!” — But IT’S NOT! It should have been gold, but it’s not! The truth is, no one was pleased with this, be it Dead fans, or Bob fans. Do you love the sound of a squeaking train wreck? — Yup, that’s how bad it sounds.


7. Def Leppard – X (2002)


I don’t know if this is Def Leppard or Backstreet Boys (not that I’m against them). It just pretty bad, a total shambles, and a total disaster, I don’t even know what X represents. Or it just literally X (cross), crossing out the album as a bad nightmare.


6. The Who – It’s Hard (1981)

Yeah! It’s HARD! It’s HARD to listen to this total crap (not that my opinion matters, I don’t know about you). Keith Moon-less album is not a The Who album. It doesn’t have any of these categories that The Who used to have: the energy, the charisma, and of course, the songs. So, yeah, they’re right – It’s HARD.


5. Van Halen – Van Halen III (1988)

Thanks to Sammy Hagar, Van Halen reached the highest peak of their success that David Lee Roth could never achieve. But when Hagar replace by Gary Cherone, he brought them back to the lowest point of their career, or even worst. You can’t even call this album a “CLASSIC ROCK” record.


4. The Doors – Other Voices (1971)


After Jim Morrison’s death, the three Doors;  Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore decided to take it alone — spectacularly failed. Well, for one thing, there’s no legendary Jim Morrison on it. It’s literally “Other Voices” which is pretty much annoying.


3. Fleetwood Mac – Time (1995)

When losing the best things that ever happened in your band (Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks), then you lose all the credibility. Replacing them with fakes such as these two, Bekka Bramlett and Billy Burnette. The ultimate result: A BAD RECIPE!


2. Emerson, Lake, And Palmer – Love Beach (1978)

I don’t know what happened, — they were supposed to be one of the greatest prog rock artists out there. Yeah, it’s not a crime to oversell things, but overblowing your intellectual musicianship in favor of a much different and maybe, direct approach is an insult.


Dishonorable Mention:

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Mardi Gras (1972)


1. Metallica – St. Anger (2003) & Lulu ft. Lou Reed (2011)

ALL I CAN SAY: HOW DID THEY MANAGED TO RELEASED SUCH AN EMBARRASSMENT AND GET AWAY WITH IT! MAN! There’s no word that can describe how BAD these Metallica albums are, that’s why they’re the best ones in this list.


Here’s a little Lou-Tallica track to worsen your day: