Tuesday, October 24, 2006

All-Time Worst Music Albums

No less an authority than Oxford University Press brings you the all-time worst music albums. Looking at the list, I can't argue. There are some things I would add, but those are albums other people actually liked.

Everyone has an opinion on the best popular music albums of all time. Call us pessimists, but at OUP we were wondering, what are the worst albums? Luckily, we have the best resource for all things music, Colin Larkin editor of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music. The 4th edition of this exhaustive source, a co-publication of Muze and Oxford University Press, is now available.

Check out what albums really make Larkin's ears ring. Come back to the blog on Monday, October 30th to take the Pop Music Quiz and again on Monday, November 6th to read Larkin's essay "Shoot The Designer."

10cc: Alive (Jade/ Creative Man 1993)
13th Floor Elevators: Live (International Artists 1968)
1910 FruitGum Co.: Hard Ride (Buddah 1969)
Alice Cooper: Flush The Fashion (Warners 1980)
Allman, Gregg: with Cher as Allman And Woman Two The Hard Way (Warners 1977)
Animals: The Ark (I.R.S. 1983)
Annette: Hawaiiannette (Buena Vista 1960)
* Italiannette (Buena Vista 1960)
* Annette Sings (Buena Vista 1960)
* Teen Street (Buena Vista 1962)
* The Story of My Teens (Buena Vista 1962)
* Annette Sings Golden Surfin' Hits (Buena Vista 1964)
* The Best of Broadway (Disneyland 1965)
Archies: Jingle Jangle (Kirshner 1969)
Autry, Gene: Rusty the Rocking Horse & Bucky, The Bucking Bronco 10-inch album
(Columbia 1955)
Avalon, Frankie: Italiano (Chancellor 1962)
Baker, Chet: Blood, Chet & Tears (Verve 1970)
Baldry, Long John: Everything Stops for Tea (Warners 1972)
Beach Boys: Stars and Stripes Vol. 1 (River North 1996)
Bee Gees: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film soundtrack (RSO)

You'll have to go to the site to see the rest of the list.

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Nerdia said...

You sure have a lot of Annette albums.

william harryman said...

Not my list -- never even heard of her.