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15th Dec '17 8:48:55 AM OlfinBedwere
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* The music for the Sega 32X port of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' is without a doubt evidence on how [[PortingDisaster a single bad port]] can ruin [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic one of the most awesome songs to ever be included in a video game.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSsfjHCFosw Here's the original MS-DOS version of the Level 1 theme]]… and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2oyweqZ7WM here's the 32X version of that same song.]] The raw electric guitar sounds of the original tune were butchered completely into what sounds like a very bad case of flatulence.

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* The music for the Sega 32X port of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' is without a doubt evidence on how [[PortingDisaster a single bad port]] can ruin [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic one of the most awesome songs to ever be included in a video game.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSsfjHCFosw Here's the original MS-DOS version of the Level 1 theme]]… and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2oyweqZ7WM here's the 32X version of that same song.]] The raw electric guitar sounds of the original tune were butchered completely into what sounds like a very bad case of flatulence. Strangely enough, prototype versions of the 32X port had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B-ulwaeS2E a version]] that, while sounding fairly flat and dull, wasn't anywhere near as grating as the one used in the finished version.
4th Dec '17 8:23:30 AM Scifimaster92
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* ''Skeletons from the Opera Closet'' is a book about everything the operatic world doesn't want you to know -- including a section on some of the worst operas ever written and another about the most unusual, if not the worst, ways operas have been performed.

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* ''Skeletons '''''Skeletons from the Opera Closet'' Closet''''' is a book about everything the operatic world doesn't want you to know -- including a section on some of the worst operas ever written and another about the most unusual, if not the worst, ways operas have been performed.



* [[http://www.nepanewsletter.com/best “Greatest Songs of the Pop-Rock-Alternative-Garage Era”]] and its subsequent worst list, which could be described as AOL Magazine's list (see below for more details) if it was rewritten by a person with a great disdain of North American music. To give you a start - The lists often praise many UK-based singers while bashing any artist from North America or nearby (Creator/BobSeger and Creator/TomPetty especially). Meanwhile, the greatest list includes 125 songs by Music/TheBeatles (they aren't even listed, so they could literally be ANY Beatles songs, even their more polarizing songs) and 33 songs by Music/TheCure (also not listed), which appears to be a dire case of {{Padding}}. In addition, there is also the author's [[CriticalResearchFailure blatantly incorrect claims]] (during one part, he claims [[BlatantLies The Cure's music is banned in North America]], yet you can hear their music on many oldies stations), which add up to the suspicion that the person really hates North American music (despite the fact the site claims to be from north-eastern Pennsylvania). The worst part may very well be the fat jokes the author makes about the girls of Music/{{Heart}} while bashing their music, or the fact that they compare American broadcasters to [[GodwinsLaw Nazis]] for playing American music (calling it brainwashing to play John Mellancamp over Music/JoyDivision).

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* [[http://www.'''[[http://www.nepanewsletter.com/best “Greatest Songs of the Pop-Rock-Alternative-Garage Era”]] Era”]]''' and its subsequent worst list, which could be described as AOL Magazine's list (see below for more details) if it was rewritten by a person with a great disdain of North American music. To give you a start - The lists often praise many UK-based singers while bashing any artist from North America or nearby (Creator/BobSeger and Creator/TomPetty especially). Meanwhile, the greatest list includes 125 songs by Music/TheBeatles (they aren't even listed, so they could literally be ANY Beatles songs, even their more polarizing songs) and 33 songs by Music/TheCure (also not listed), which appears to be a dire case of {{Padding}}. In addition, there is also the author's [[CriticalResearchFailure blatantly incorrect claims]] (during one part, he claims [[BlatantLies The Cure's music is banned in North America]], yet you can hear their music on many oldies stations), which add up to the suspicion that the person really hates North American music (despite the fact the site claims to be from north-eastern Pennsylvania). The worst part may very well be the fat jokes the author makes about the girls of Music/{{Heart}} while bashing their music, or the fact that they compare American broadcasters to [[GodwinsLaw Nazis]] for playing American music (calling it brainwashing to play John Mellancamp over Music/JoyDivision).



* The now taken down AOL Radio's "100 Worst Songs Ever" list by classic rock fan Matthew Wilkening (who has went onto making a news site regarding classic rock musicians), which can be found [[https://web.archive.org/web/20110707152046/http://www.aolradioblog.com/2010/09/11/worst-songs/?icid=main archived here]]. The list seems to have been sloppily made with a single, lousy purpose in mind - to show the creator's obsessive hatred of pop music, and is filled with {{Padding}}. Each song's passage about it is completely uninformative and non-descriptive as to why the song is terrible (e.g. the whole piece on "This is Why I'm Hot" by MIMS is "First off, he repeats 'This is why I'm hot' too much. Second, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment he repeats 'This is why I'm hot' too much]]"), and the author [[BiasSteamroller sometimes completely lets his preferences for classic rock musicians and distate for pop music in general slide through in certain passages]]. It doesn't help that list is larded with several songs that are totally questionable, such as novelty songs he takes too seriously, songs the author misunderstands (he [[CriticalResearchFailure totally misinterprets the story in "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree"]] -- it's about a prisoner returning home, not a soldier!), several number-one hit songs (such as the theme tune to ''Series/{{Friends}}''), and finally, the song at the top of the list is [[Series/JerseyShore DJ Pauly D's]] "(It's Time to) Beat Dat Beat", indicating how rushed the list is. The author also tries to, and completely fails at, cracking jokes in the paragraphs (with the worst one being a tastelessly sexist TakeThat at Helen Reddy's "''I Am Woman''").
* ''The Encyclopedia of Indie Rock'' is an insult to anyone who has ever written an archive based on artists. [[RougeAnglesOfSatin It's filled with grammatical errors and awkward wording.]] Also, it's not uncommon for authors to get their facts wrong every now and then, [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer but this one has so many glaringly obvious factual errors that it makes you wonder if the book is a parody of encyclopedia books in general.]] The many errors include:

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* The now taken down AOL Radio's "100 '''"100 Worst Songs Ever" Ever"''' list by classic rock fan Matthew Wilkening (who has went onto making a news site regarding classic rock musicians), which can be found [[https://web.archive.org/web/20110707152046/http://www.aolradioblog.com/2010/09/11/worst-songs/?icid=main archived here]]. The list seems to have been sloppily made with a single, lousy purpose in mind - to show the creator's obsessive hatred of pop music, and is filled with {{Padding}}. Each song's passage about it is completely uninformative and non-descriptive as to why the song is terrible (e.g. the whole piece on "This is Why I'm Hot" by MIMS is "First off, he repeats 'This is why I'm hot' too much. Second, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment he repeats 'This is why I'm hot' too much]]"), and the author [[BiasSteamroller sometimes completely lets his preferences for classic rock musicians and distate for pop music in general slide through in certain passages]]. It doesn't help that list is larded with several songs that are totally questionable, such as novelty songs he takes too seriously, songs the author misunderstands (he [[CriticalResearchFailure totally misinterprets the story in "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree"]] -- it's about a prisoner returning home, not a soldier!), several number-one hit songs (such as the theme tune to ''Series/{{Friends}}''), and finally, the song at the top of the list is [[Series/JerseyShore DJ Pauly D's]] "(It's Time to) Beat Dat Beat", indicating how rushed the list is. The author also tries to, and completely fails at, cracking jokes in the paragraphs (with the worst one being a tastelessly sexist TakeThat at Helen Reddy's "''I Am Woman''").
* ''The '''''The Encyclopedia of Indie Rock'' Rock''''' is an insult to anyone who has ever written an archive based on artists. [[RougeAnglesOfSatin It's filled with grammatical errors and awkward wording.]] Also, it's not uncommon for authors to get their facts wrong every now and then, [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer but this one has so many glaringly obvious factual errors that it makes you wonder if the book is a parody of encyclopedia books in general.]] The many errors include:
28th Nov '17 7:47:24 AM Scifimaster92
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* ''Film/{{North}}'' [[Horrible/LiveActionFilms is already a terrible film]], but the random country song sung by Creator/DanAykroyd and Music/RebaMcEntire is inexcusable. It has cringeworthy lyrics, sung to the theme from ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'', is terribly sung, and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment has no reason to be there]].

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* ''Film/{{North}}'' [[Horrible/LiveActionFilms is already a terrible film]], The "score" to the SoBadItsGood slasher flick ''Film/DontGoInTheWoods'' was evidently supposed to sound creepy and atonal, but the composer seemingly had no idea how to mix it properly. The results sound like a bunch of random country song sung by Creator/DanAykroyd electronic noises horribly mushed together, and Music/RebaMcEntire it gets quite grating really quickly. Considering that the same composer also did the infamously awkward (albeit catchy) ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin'' soundtrack, this is inexcusable. It has cringeworthy lyrics, not at all surprising. The sole bright spot may as well be the credits song, with its goofy lyrics sung to the theme from ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'', is terribly sung, and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment has no reason to be there]].tune of "The Teddy Bear's Picnic".



* The "score" to the SoBadItsGood slasher flick ''Film/DontGoInTheWoods'' was evidently supposed to sound creepy and atonal, but the composer seemingly had no idea how to mix it properly. The results sound like a bunch of random electronic noises horribly mushed together, and it gets quite grating really quickly. Considering that the same composer also did the infamously awkward (albeit catchy) ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin'' soundtrack, this is not at all surprising. The sole bright spot may as well be the credits song, with its goofy lyrics sung to the tune of "The Teddy Bear's Picnic".

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* The "score" to the SoBadItsGood slasher flick ''Film/DontGoInTheWoods'' was evidently supposed to sound creepy and atonal, ''Film/{{North}}'' [[Horrible/LiveActionFilms is already a terrible film]], but the composer seemingly had no idea how to mix it properly. The results sound like a bunch of random electronic noises horribly mushed together, country song sung by Creator/DanAykroyd and it gets quite grating really quickly. Considering that the same composer also did the infamously awkward (albeit catchy) ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin'' soundtrack, this Music/RebaMcEntire is not at all surprising. The sole bright spot may as well be the credits song, with its goofy lyrics inexcusable. It has cringeworthy lyrics, sung to the tune of "The Teddy Bear's Picnic".
theme from ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'', is terribly sung, and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment has no reason to be there]].
28th Nov '17 6:53:05 AM Scifimaster92
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* Not even the most hardcore UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian fans of Music/AlanisMorissette will defend her two early albums, ''Alanis'' and ''Now is the Time'', which were released [[NoExportForYou only in Canada]]. The former is an album of Debbie Gibson/Tiffany knockoffs that were trite even by the standards of early '90s teen pop, with vocals sounding like a very bad Creator/SeanConnery [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBgGiwtaCrU impression]]. The latter is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tta6hbDVh2M hilariously lame attempt]] to transition into adult contemporary, with contrived and cheesy lyrics that Music/MichaelBolton would laugh at just reading them, and which flopped badly and deservedly. Both albums are out of print and have never been rereleased, and Alanis herself regards this phase of her career as an OldShame, often [[SelfDeprecation making fun of it]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qWwd7fwTt8 at concerts]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7afdfBHj4 Have a listen,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enNeARK3_zg&feature=related if you dare.]]\\

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* Not even the most hardcore UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian fans of Music/AlanisMorissette will defend her two early albums, ''Alanis'' '''''Alanis''''' and ''Now '''''Now is the Time'', Time''''', which were released [[NoExportForYou only in Canada]]. The former is an album of Debbie Gibson/Tiffany knockoffs that were trite even by the standards of early '90s teen pop, with vocals sounding like a very bad Creator/SeanConnery [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBgGiwtaCrU impression]]. The latter is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tta6hbDVh2M hilariously lame attempt]] to transition into adult contemporary, with contrived and cheesy lyrics that Music/MichaelBolton would laugh at just reading them, and which flopped badly and deservedly. Both albums are out of print and have never been rereleased, and Alanis herself regards this phase of her career as an OldShame, often [[SelfDeprecation making fun of it]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qWwd7fwTt8 at concerts]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7afdfBHj4 Have a listen,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enNeARK3_zg&feature=related if you dare.]]\\



* Even the most hardcore fans of {{Crunkcore}} outfit Music/{{Brokencyde}} have practically no love for their 2007 release ''[[http://www.somethingawful.com/garbage-day/brokencyde-freaxxx-bree.php The Broken]]'', wherein the band attempted [[SeriousBusiness to paint themselves up as serious artists]]. The album was filled with them trying to rap and layered with acoustic guitars, with no hint of partying or fun in the music. The album is now out of print and the band members themselves even regard it as an OldShame, to the point of [[ParodyRetcon doing a complete 180 on their later musical material]].
* Even Music/CelticFrost, legends of BlackMetal, put out a stinker with ''Cold Lake'', which not even the most hardcore fans will defend. Much like Discharge below, the album has Celtic Frost try their hand at HairMetal, and fail miserably. The riffs are simple hair metal pap, the song titles and lyrics are foolishly stupid, the vocal work is unintentionally hilarious and the production is too clean for a band like them. [[OldShame Unsurprisingly,]] this is the only album that wasn't remastered and reissued later in their career.
** If you thought ''Cold Lake'' was awful, be sure [[SchmuckBait to check their 2002 demo ''Prototype'']]. Here, Celtic Frost attempted to experiment with electronica, industrial rock and hip hop and sound nothing like Celtic Frost at all. Starting with a butchering of [[Music/TheBeatles "Helter Skelter"]], going through songs that feature barely comprehensible vocals and finishing with hilariously terrible "Hip Hop Jugend", which sounds like Music/{{Rammstein}} attempting to create a rap song and failing miserably, this obscure demo makes ''Cold Lake'' sound like a masterpiece.
* Music/{{Boston}} were unfortunately [[ToughActToFollow never able to recapture the success of their self titled debut]]. While ''Don't Look Back'', ''Third Stage'' and ''Walk On'' have their fans, the majority, on the other hand, didn't like the darker style those albums took. So, in 2002, they released ''Corporate America'', an attempt to mix the first album's style with some new elements, which is considered by even hardcore fans of the previous three albums to be a major disaster. All the songs are rushed, there are no inspiring riffs or solos or vocal melodies, the vocals are annoying and the lyrics are [[AuthorTract foolish propaganda]]. The album flopped hard, and to this day, the band's reputation has yet to recover.
* Music/{{Switchfoot}}'s massive fanbase has spent years trying to track down early releases made by members of the band. In the late 2000s, a teenage Jon Foreman demo was found titled ''ETC''. While definitely not high-art, it's considered to be charming in its oddity. After relentless research from the fanbase, it was revealed that Switchfoot was first known as Chin Up and were apparently awful. A demo was released that almost stopped the band's career right in its early days. The very few fans that have heard the tracks recall a band that could barely keep in sync with itself, flat vocals that made the ETC demo sound like opera, and production that was horrible even for a basic demo. The record company that did eventually sign them only did so on the basis of Foreman's creative lyrics. Other than that, the executives involved called it one of the worst demos they ever had to sit through. Luckily Switchfoot evolved into the band as they are loved today. While the demo remains lost (likely due to the band making sure it never again sees the light of day), it's become a holy grail for the morbidly curious fans.
* Discharge are one of the most critically acclaimed HardcorePunk bands from TheEighties, but ''Grave New World'', their last album before their first breakup is considered to be a total disaster. The band had been leaning towards HeavyMetal for a while, but they went fully metal on this album (even incorporating HairMetal elements), and they just couldn't master it. The instrumentation was messy, lead singer Cal Morris' newer high-pitched vocal style sounded stupid, the lyrics were uninspired, and the production quality was too squeaky-clean for a band of their type. They regained their brilliance with their return in 1991, but this album is often brought up in conversation between Discharge fans as a disgrace.
* ''The Goldwaters Sing Folk Songs To Bug The Liberals'' was the first [[OneBookAuthor (and thankfully the only)]] release by the long-forgotten 1964 conservative folk group The Goldwaters. They were originally formed with the intent to promote the Barry Goldwater presidential campaign (it didn't work) but after they released their first album, they were never heard from again for obvious reasons. They didn't compose their own music, rather they would cover PublicDomain songs but sing their own blatantly pro-conservative/anti-liberal lyrics over them. The "satire" is about as subtle as a hammer to the face and any attempts at "comedy" mostly consist of extremely annoying and [[HolierThanThou condencending]] "jokes" about how liberals are ruining America. The actual music sounds less like folk and more like stereotypical, nigh-unlistenable, banjo-picking redneck music. The album was supposedly recorded live but clearly isn't the case as one would quickly realize that the same annoying laugh tracks and applause tracks are reused over and over. The album supposedly sold 200,000 copies but since the album was released on a very tiny label, didn't chart, didn't get any radio play and fell into obscurity shortly after release, the prospect of the album selling 200,000 seems highly unlikely and probably sold only a few hundred copies at best. WebVideo/OddityArchive [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nUsAVNo0jY&feature=youtu.be&t=12m3s took a brief look at the album.]]

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* Even the most hardcore fans of {{Crunkcore}} outfit Music/{{Brokencyde}} have practically no love for their 2007 release ''[[http://www.'''''[[http://www.somethingawful.com/garbage-day/brokencyde-freaxxx-bree.php The Broken]]'', Broken]]''''', wherein the band attempted [[SeriousBusiness to paint themselves up as serious artists]]. The album was filled with them trying to rap and layered with acoustic guitars, with no hint of partying or fun in the music. The album is now out of print and the band members themselves even regard it as an OldShame, to the point of [[ParodyRetcon doing a complete 180 on their later musical material]].
* Even Music/CelticFrost, legends of BlackMetal, put out a stinker with ''Cold Lake'', '''''Cold Lake''''', which not even the most hardcore fans will defend. Much like Discharge below, the album has Celtic Frost try their hand at HairMetal, and fail miserably. The riffs are simple hair metal pap, the song titles and lyrics are foolishly stupid, the vocal work is unintentionally hilarious and the production is too clean for a band like them. [[OldShame Unsurprisingly,]] this is the only album that wasn't remastered and reissued later in their career.
** If you thought ''Cold Lake'' was awful, be sure [[SchmuckBait to check their 2002 demo ''Prototype'']].demo]] '''''Prototype'''''. Here, Celtic Frost attempted to experiment with electronica, industrial rock and hip hop and sound nothing like Celtic Frost at all. Starting with a butchering of [[Music/TheBeatles "Helter Skelter"]], going through songs that feature barely comprehensible vocals and finishing with hilariously terrible "Hip Hop Jugend", which sounds like Music/{{Rammstein}} attempting to create a rap song and failing miserably, this obscure demo makes ''Cold Lake'' sound like a masterpiece.
* Music/{{Boston}} were unfortunately [[ToughActToFollow never able to recapture the success of their self titled debut]]. While ''Don't Look Back'', ''Third Stage'' and ''Walk On'' have their fans, the majority, on the other hand, didn't like the darker style those albums took. So, in 2002, they released ''Corporate America'', '''''Corporate America''''', an attempt to mix the first album's style with some new elements, which is considered by even hardcore fans of the previous three albums to be a major disaster. All the songs are rushed, there are no inspiring riffs or solos or vocal melodies, the vocals are annoying and the lyrics are [[AuthorTract foolish propaganda]]. The album flopped hard, and to this day, the band's reputation has yet to recover.
* Music/{{Switchfoot}}'s massive fanbase has spent years trying to track down early releases made by members of the band. In the late 2000s, a teenage Jon Foreman demo was found titled ''ETC''. While definitely not high-art, it's considered to be charming in its oddity. After relentless research from the fanbase, it was revealed that Switchfoot was first known as Chin Up '''Chin Up''' and were apparently awful. A demo was released that almost stopped the band's career right in its early days. The very few fans that have heard the tracks recall a band that could barely keep in sync with itself, flat vocals that made the ETC demo sound like opera, and production that was horrible even for a basic demo. The record company that did eventually sign them only did so on the basis of Foreman's creative lyrics. Other than that, the executives involved called it one of the worst demos they ever had to sit through. Luckily Switchfoot evolved into the band as they are loved today. While the demo remains lost (likely due to the band making sure it never again sees the light of day), it's become a holy grail for the morbidly curious fans.
* Discharge are one of the most critically acclaimed HardcorePunk bands from TheEighties, but ''Grave '''''Grave New World'', World''''', their last album before their first breakup is considered to be a total disaster. The band had been leaning towards HeavyMetal for a while, but they went fully metal on this album (even incorporating HairMetal elements), and they just couldn't master it. The instrumentation was messy, lead singer Cal Morris' newer high-pitched vocal style sounded stupid, the lyrics were uninspired, and the production quality was too squeaky-clean for a band of their type. They regained their brilliance with their return in 1991, but this album is often brought up in conversation between Discharge fans as a disgrace.
* ''The '''''The Goldwaters Sing Folk Songs To Bug The Liberals'' Liberals''''' was the first [[OneBookAuthor (and thankfully the only)]] release by the long-forgotten 1964 conservative folk group The Goldwaters. They were originally formed with the intent to promote the Barry Goldwater presidential campaign (it didn't work) but after they released their first album, they were never heard from again for obvious reasons. They didn't compose their own music, rather they would cover PublicDomain songs but sing their own blatantly pro-conservative/anti-liberal lyrics over them. The "satire" is about as subtle as a hammer to the face and any attempts at "comedy" mostly consist of extremely annoying and [[HolierThanThou condencending]] "jokes" about how liberals are ruining America. The actual music sounds less like folk and more like stereotypical, nigh-unlistenable, banjo-picking redneck music. The album was supposedly recorded live but clearly isn't the case as one would quickly realize that the same annoying laugh tracks and applause tracks are reused over and over. The album supposedly sold 200,000 copies but since the album was released on a very tiny label, didn't chart, didn't get any radio play and fell into obscurity shortly after release, the prospect of the album selling 200,000 seems highly unlikely and probably sold only a few hundred copies at best. WebVideo/OddityArchive [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nUsAVNo0jY&feature=youtu.be&t=12m3s took a brief look at the album.]]



* ''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage'' is often considered one of the worst albums of all time. "But," you say, "Music/ElvisPresley was a great singer and conversationalist, plus he cracked some good jokes! How can an Elvis album be that bad?!" Imagine an Elvis concert ''without'' said music, interesting monologues, and all the jokes that make sense. What remains is this album, a solid 35 minutes of Elvis just...talking, with all context removed so you have no clue what he's talking about. It was a ploy by his manager to make money off him by releasing an album Creator/RCARecords had no rights to. Elvis was infuriated and ''humiliated'' by the album's release.
* Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer is seen as a joke in the modern age, which is sad if you're a ProgressiveRock fan. Regardless, the album ''Love Beach'' is hated even by fans of the band. The album was recorded after ELP had crossed the DespairEventHorizon because of their hatedom--they were legally required to record one more album to finish their record contract. The album itself is based on disco music and album-oriented rock, and is hated by prog fans for helping to wreck the popularity of progressive rock, since it came out around the time Disco itself was becoming DeaderThanDisco. Even ''the band'' has expressed their hatred of the album.
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XojtLXuMRgU Murder in the Recording Studio]]'' is the only known album by Scottish satire/experimental band Prit Stik. Infamously, this was the lowest-rated album on the now-defunct mp3.com, for good reason: the two singers sound too low-pitched, distorted and strangely auto-tuned, making their vocals hard to hear. The beats of the albums are similarly muffled, yet somehow louder than the actual singing. The instrumentation sounds less "experimental" and more like cats being beaten with sticks. Even the lyrics don't make more sense than random mumbling, meaningless StudioChatter and constant [[SingerNamedrop band name-drops]].

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* ''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage'' '''''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage''''' is often considered one of the worst albums of all time. "But," you say, "Music/ElvisPresley was a great singer and conversationalist, plus he cracked some good jokes! How can an Elvis album be that bad?!" Imagine an Elvis concert ''without'' said music, interesting monologues, and all the jokes that make sense. What remains is this album, a solid 35 minutes of Elvis just...talking, with all context removed so you have no clue what he's talking about. It was a ploy by his manager to make money off him by releasing an album Creator/RCARecords had no rights to. Elvis was infuriated and ''humiliated'' by the album's release.
* Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer is seen as a joke in the modern age, which is sad if you're a ProgressiveRock fan. Regardless, the album ''Love Beach'' '''''Love Beach''''' is hated even by fans of the band. The album was recorded after ELP had crossed the DespairEventHorizon because of their hatedom--they were legally required to record one more album to finish their record contract. The album itself is based on disco music and album-oriented rock, and is hated by prog fans for helping to wreck the popularity of progressive rock, since it came out around the time Disco itself was becoming DeaderThanDisco. Even ''the band'' has expressed their hatred of the album.
* ''[[https://www.'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XojtLXuMRgU Murder in the Recording Studio]]'' Studio]]''''' is the only known album by Scottish satire/experimental band Prit Stik. Infamously, this was the lowest-rated album on the now-defunct mp3.com, for good reason: the two singers sound too low-pitched, distorted and strangely auto-tuned, making their vocals hard to hear. The beats of the albums are similarly muffled, yet somehow louder than the actual singing. The instrumentation sounds less "experimental" and more like cats being beaten with sticks. Even the lyrics don't make more sense than random mumbling, meaningless StudioChatter and constant [[SingerNamedrop band name-drops]].



* Farrah Abraham's album ''My Teenage Dream Ended''. The lyrics and dubstep-esque beats are inanely generic, and her AutoTune voice does nothing but harm the songs. Upon the release of the album closer "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XemtXy7aAWA Finally Getting Up from Rock Bottom]]", pretty much every popular news source that wrote about the song called it "the worst song ever". The album was a massive flop and has a 1.5 (out of 5) rating on [=iTunes=].
* Music/WakingTheCadaver's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cl5AZzvFus Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler]]''. The band's steadily improved since, to the point of even gaining something of a devout fanbase, but this was both their [[http://metal-archives.com/review.php?id=177125 lowest point]] and a horrendous first impression. Everyone was overly repetitive, obnoxious, or both, except for the bass, who could not even be heard. The singer sounded like a pig in mid-castration, which worsened the immature, trite, appalling lyrics by making them incomprehensible. The opening samples were clichéd, the band could not keep time, channeled all their focus into pointless brutality, and padded the album by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y6eLBPESMI recording themselves get stoned.]]
* Kevin Federline, aka K-Fed, second husband of pop diva Music/BritneySpears, released a rap album called ''Playing with Fire'' in 2006. [[http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/federlinekevin/playingwithfire The album was critically panned]] and currently [[http://www.metacritic.com/music/bests/ holds the lowest score in the history of Metacritic with 15 out of 100.]] So what makes it such a disaster? Well, people had hopes leading up to the release thanks to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laynXVsBulg "Popozao"]], which was actually closer to SoBadItsGood and wasn't taken seriously by anyone. Unfortunately, America's Most Hated ''did'' want to be taken seriously, and the album is filled with dull, uncharismatic rhymes about his fame, his marriage to Britney, cannabis and gangsta cliches, and the music was way too generic to really put any of his posturing over. One review said it best: "Perhaps we were too harsh on Music/VanillaIce." As a footnote, Britney left him within a couple of weeks of the album's release, and Mr. Federline has since fallen into obscurity.

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* Farrah Abraham's album ''My '''''My Teenage Dream Ended''.Ended'''''. The lyrics and dubstep-esque beats are inanely generic, and her AutoTune voice does nothing but harm the songs. Upon the release of the album closer "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XemtXy7aAWA Finally Getting Up from Rock Bottom]]", pretty much every popular news source that wrote about the song called it "the worst song ever". The album was a massive flop and has a 1.5 (out of 5) rating on [=iTunes=].
* Music/WakingTheCadaver's ''[[http://www.'''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cl5AZzvFus Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler]]''.Necromangler]]'''''. The band's steadily improved since, to the point of even gaining something of a devout fanbase, but this was both their [[http://metal-archives.com/review.php?id=177125 lowest point]] and a horrendous first impression. Everyone was overly repetitive, obnoxious, or both, except for the bass, who could not even be heard. The singer sounded like a pig in mid-castration, which worsened the immature, trite, appalling lyrics by making them incomprehensible. The opening samples were clichéd, the band could not keep time, channeled all their focus into pointless brutality, and padded the album by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y6eLBPESMI recording themselves get stoned.]]
* Kevin Federline, aka K-Fed, second husband of pop diva Music/BritneySpears, released a rap album called ''Playing '''''Playing with Fire'' Fire''''' in 2006. [[http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/federlinekevin/playingwithfire The album was critically panned]] and currently [[http://www.metacritic.com/music/bests/ holds the lowest score in the history of Metacritic with 15 out of 100.]] So what makes it such a disaster? Well, people had hopes leading up to the release thanks to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laynXVsBulg "Popozao"]], which was actually closer to SoBadItsGood and wasn't taken seriously by anyone. Unfortunately, America's Most Hated ''did'' want to be taken seriously, and the album is filled with dull, uncharismatic rhymes about his fame, his marriage to Britney, cannabis and gangsta cliches, and the music was way too generic to really put any of his posturing over. One review said it best: "Perhaps we were too harsh on Music/VanillaIce." As a footnote, Britney left him within a couple of weeks of the album's release, and Mr. Federline has since fallen into obscurity.



* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV93Gh1jmuM Poser Holocaust]]'', by Thrash or Die, has a ''0%'' general rating on Metal Archives. The album suffers from [[MostAnnoyingSound obnoxious vocals]], weak and repetitive ThrashMetal riffs repeated throughout the album, generic party lyrics, low production values, and a generally dated feel. The band later improved slightly but this is a horrid debut.
* RATT, an American 80's Metal Band, has an album of demo-recordings on Spotify, which is practically unlistenable. It features several of their big classics, except the guitars are consistently off-beat, out of tune, poorly mixed, overly saturated and generally incredibly sloppy. Many early live-recordings of the band reveal that this is how they actually sounded when playing LIVE!
* What happens when you try to make a [[Music/TheBeachBoys Beach Boys]] album ''without'' Music/BrianWilson? You get ''Summer in Paradise'', in which [[TheScrappy Mike Love]] embarrasses himself and the rest of the band for 12 excruciating tracks. The album's atrocities include "[[IncrediblyLamePun Summer of Love]]", in which Mike Love comes across like [[{{Ephebophile}} a creepy old man lecherously pining after teenage girls]], and a horrible version of the classic Dennis Wilson ballad "Forever" sung by John Stamos. Yes, ''[[Series/FullHouse that]]'' John Stamos. This is one of only two Beach Boys albums that has never been reissued (the other album being ''Still Cruisin'''). It sold fewer than 10,000 copies, and it is rumored to have sold less than a hundred copies on its release date. The album's US distributor, Navarre, went bankrupt not long after this album's release.
** The next album in line, 1996's ''Stars and Stripes Vol. 1'', fared no better. It was released on the obscure River North Records label, featuring them (with a recently-rejoined Brian Wilson, also serving as producer) doing remakes of their hits with a mostly lukewarm batch of CountryMusic singers (and for some reason, Music/{{Eagles}} member Timothy B. Schmit and CCM singer Cathy Troccoli). The album was thrashed by critics as having lifeless production and weak singing from nearly all involved. ''The Rough Guide to Rock'' wrote that it was an "awful legacy" and "tired". [[http://www.allmusic.com/album/stars-and-stripes-vol-1-mw0000648961 Allmusic]] gave it 1.5 stars out of 5, saying the production had a "canned" feel and that the album was "an unmitigated disaster and an outright embarrassment for all involved", ''Entertainment Weekly'' [[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,293856,00.html gave it]] a "D", and ''People'' [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20142483,00.html said]] that it was "hard to imagine a worse idea". It has a [[http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/the_beach_boys/stars_and_stripes__vol__1/ 1.67]] out of 5 on Rate Your Music. [[AbortedArc A second volume was never completed due to the first one bombing]], but a version of "In My Room" with Tammy Wynette originally recorded for that never-released second volume later appeared on the 1998 compilation ''Tammy Wynette Remembered''. As with ''Summer in Paradise'', the label (River North) closed not long after the album's release, but unlike that album, it was at least re-issued in 2008. [[FranchiseKiller The failure of this album killed off any chance of another proper Beach Boys album]] until 2012's ''That's Why God Made the Radio''.
* Music/{{Cryptopsy}}'s 2008 album ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB_wCYF4BCM The Unspoken King]].'' Within a month of its release, there were 15 reviews on Metal Archives with an average rating of ''eight percent''. A botched GenreAdultery (TechnicalDeathMetal to {{Deathcore}}) got them accused of JumpingTheShark, but it had several other problems: the production was bad, the songwriting trite, Lord Worm was ''replaced,'' and the clean sections were ''damningly'' off-key. When confronted about the album and its quality, the band totally handled it in the worst way possible. They threw fits, telling other people they weren't "getting" the message behind it, and tried to avoid people who wanted to ask them about the album.
* Similar to the Music/{{Cryptopsy}} example above, Music/SuicideSilence's self titled release. While Suicide Silence themselves were a divisive act, they still were respected, especially with their risky decision to continue the band with Eddie Hermida following [[AuthorExistenceFailure the death of original vocalist Mitch Lucker]]. The self titled has been met with ''very'' negative reviews due to very flimsy GenreAdultery change from {{Deathcore}} to ''{{Nu Metal}}'', even [[http://exclaim.ca/music/article/suicide_silence-suicide_silence one reviewing saying it's "a garage band sloppily covering Korn and Deftones through a microphone they found in a dumpster"]] and Rock Sound saying [[http://www.rocksound.tv/reviews/read/suicide-silence-suicide-silence the band got rid of everything that made them good]]. Hermida's attempts to do clean vocals such as "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQgMTuyjATk Doris"]] and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_qNVDOeCag Dying in a Red Room]]" are incredibly botched, and the instrumentation is so messy it makes [[InsultToRocks Limp Bizkit look like Picasso]]. Considering [[Music/BringMeTheHorizon another band]] did all this with better results, it just feels like Suicide Silence [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]].
* ''Music/VanHalen III''. Despite being with successful HairMetal outfit {{Music/Extreme}}, Gary Cherone -- the group's third singer, thus giving the album its title -- sounds like a half-hearted Sammy Hagar. ''Rolling Stone'' gave it two stars out of five and Robert Christgau gave the album a bomb. Fan reception was hardly any better -- there are more people on Amazon who rated it one star out of five (about 40% of all reviews) than any of the others. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen There were plans for another Van Halen album with Cherone]], but this went no further than a few demos. [[OldShame No wonder]] [[CanonDiscontinuity it's been deleted from the band's discography]].

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* ''[[https://www.'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV93Gh1jmuM Poser Holocaust]]'', Holocaust]]''''', by Thrash or Die, has a ''0%'' general rating on Metal Archives. The album suffers from [[MostAnnoyingSound obnoxious vocals]], weak and repetitive ThrashMetal riffs repeated throughout the album, generic party lyrics, low production values, and a generally dated feel. The band later improved slightly but this is a horrid debut.
* RATT, '''RATT''', an American 80's Metal Band, has an album of demo-recordings on Spotify, which is practically unlistenable. It features several of their big classics, except the guitars are consistently off-beat, out of tune, poorly mixed, overly saturated and generally incredibly sloppy. Many early live-recordings of the band reveal that this is how they actually sounded when playing LIVE!
* What happens when you try to make a [[Music/TheBeachBoys Beach Boys]] album ''without'' Music/BrianWilson? You get ''Summer '''''Summer in Paradise'', Paradise''''', in which [[TheScrappy Mike Love]] embarrasses himself and the rest of the band for 12 excruciating tracks. The album's atrocities include "[[IncrediblyLamePun Summer of Love]]", in which Mike Love comes across like [[{{Ephebophile}} a creepy old man lecherously pining after teenage girls]], and a horrible version of the classic Dennis Wilson ballad "Forever" sung by John Stamos. Yes, ''[[Series/FullHouse that]]'' John Stamos. This is one of only two Beach Boys albums that has never been reissued (the other album being ''Still Cruisin'''). It sold fewer than 10,000 copies, and it is rumored to have sold less than a hundred copies on its release date. The album's US distributor, Navarre, went bankrupt not long after this album's release.
** The next album in line, 1996's ''Stars '''''Stars and Stripes Vol. 1'', 1''''', fared no better. It was released on the obscure River North Records label, featuring them (with a recently-rejoined Brian Wilson, also serving as producer) doing remakes of their hits with a mostly lukewarm batch of CountryMusic singers (and for some reason, Music/{{Eagles}} member Timothy B. Schmit and CCM singer Cathy Troccoli). The album was thrashed by critics as having lifeless production and weak singing from nearly all involved. ''The Rough Guide to Rock'' wrote that it was an "awful legacy" and "tired". [[http://www.allmusic.com/album/stars-and-stripes-vol-1-mw0000648961 Allmusic]] gave it 1.5 stars out of 5, saying the production had a "canned" feel and that the album was "an unmitigated disaster and an outright embarrassment for all involved", ''Entertainment Weekly'' [[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,293856,00.html gave it]] a "D", and ''People'' [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20142483,00.html said]] that it was "hard to imagine a worse idea". It has a [[http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/the_beach_boys/stars_and_stripes__vol__1/ 1.67]] out of 5 on Rate Your Music. [[AbortedArc A second volume was never completed due to the first one bombing]], but a version of "In My Room" with Tammy Wynette originally recorded for that never-released second volume later appeared on the 1998 compilation ''Tammy Wynette Remembered''. As with ''Summer in Paradise'', the label (River North) closed not long after the album's release, but unlike that album, it was at least re-issued in 2008. [[FranchiseKiller The failure of this album killed off any chance of another proper Beach Boys album]] until 2012's ''That's Why God Made the Radio''.
* Music/{{Cryptopsy}}'s 2008 album ''[[https://www.'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB_wCYF4BCM The Unspoken King]].'' ''''' Within a month of its release, there were 15 reviews on Metal Archives with an average rating of ''eight percent''. A botched GenreAdultery (TechnicalDeathMetal to {{Deathcore}}) got them accused of JumpingTheShark, but it had several other problems: the production was bad, the songwriting trite, Lord Worm was ''replaced,'' and the clean sections were ''damningly'' off-key. When confronted about the album and its quality, the band totally handled it in the worst way possible. They threw fits, telling other people they weren't "getting" the message behind it, and tried to avoid people who wanted to ask them about the album.
* Similar to the Music/{{Cryptopsy}} example above, Music/SuicideSilence's self '''self titled release.release'''. While Suicide Silence themselves were a divisive act, they still were respected, especially with their risky decision to continue the band with Eddie Hermida following [[AuthorExistenceFailure the death of original vocalist Mitch Lucker]]. The self titled has been met with ''very'' negative reviews due to very flimsy GenreAdultery change from {{Deathcore}} to ''{{Nu Metal}}'', even [[http://exclaim.ca/music/article/suicide_silence-suicide_silence one reviewing saying it's "a garage band sloppily covering Korn and Deftones through a microphone they found in a dumpster"]] and Rock Sound saying [[http://www.rocksound.tv/reviews/read/suicide-silence-suicide-silence the band got rid of everything that made them good]]. Hermida's attempts to do clean vocals such as "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQgMTuyjATk Doris"]] and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_qNVDOeCag Dying in a Red Room]]" are incredibly botched, and the instrumentation is so messy it makes [[InsultToRocks Limp Bizkit look like Picasso]]. Considering [[Music/BringMeTheHorizon another band]] did all this with better results, it just feels like Suicide Silence [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]].
* ''Music/VanHalen III''.'''''Music/VanHalen III'''''. Despite being with successful HairMetal outfit {{Music/Extreme}}, Gary Cherone -- the group's third singer, thus giving the album its title -- sounds like a half-hearted Sammy Hagar. ''Rolling Stone'' gave it two stars out of five and Robert Christgau gave the album a bomb. Fan reception was hardly any better -- there are more people on Amazon who rated it one star out of five (about 40% of all reviews) than any of the others. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen There were plans for another Van Halen album with Cherone]], but this went no further than a few demos. [[OldShame No wonder]] [[CanonDiscontinuity it's been deleted from the band's discography]].



* The 100% Silk 2016 West Coast Tour met with disaster two shows in, at the Ghost Ship in Oakland, California. The venue, a repurposed warehouse, had never obtained permits and never been formally inspected--It was more-or-less {{MacGyver|ing}}ed into a live-work space for artists. The owner had pretty much foregone any form of fire safety, and the building had, in several aspects, fallen deep into neglect and clutter. The stage proper was on the makeshift second floor, accessible solely through a single jerry-rigged wooden staircase; event staff had barricaded the other to keep party-crashers at bay. All of this meant that when a fire broke out on the first floor, many of the concertgoers didn't realize it until it was already beyond any hope of control, and that by the time the blaze had reached the stage, escape was damn near impossible. In the end, the entire building went up in smoke, killing over half the performers and more than thirty others. Golden Donna, the organizer and would-be main event, cancelled the entire tour. The incident cast doubt on the fate of artists' collectives countrywide, triggered citywide action regarding live-work spaces and fire safety, and jeopardized underground music shows throughout the region for months on end.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Free_Concert Altamont Free Concert]], AKA "Woodstock West." Music/TheRollingStones booked and headlined this show, which featured many of the big rock bands of '60s counterculture America... as well as four deaths, countless injuries, massive property damage, and an attempt on Music/MickJagger's life. Among the worse decisions: co-organizers Music/TheGratefulDead paid members of Hell's Angels $500 USD worth of cold beer to stand guard--this resulted in, among other things, countless fights with the audience, a disastrous Music/JeffersonAirplane set (they knocked singer-guitarist Marty Balin out mid-show), and one of the aforementioned deaths (18-year-old Meredith Hunter, who approached the stage with a revolver while high as a kite and was stabbed by Hell's Angel Alan Passaro).[[note]] The other three deaths were accidental: two hit-and-run road accidents and a drowning in an irrigation canal.[[/note]] The Dead cancelled their performance mid-concert and fled out of fear. In contrast to the "peace and love" atmosphere of Woodstock, Altamont came to symbolize the death of TheSixties.
* 2017's Fyre Festival, co-founded by Ja Rule and Billy [=McFarland=], was almost impressive in its own right for how much of an unbridled disaster it was. It was a promotional event for [=McFarland's=] Fyre music booking app. Tickets started at $1200 and went as high as ''$250,000'' for what was promised to be a luxurious 3-day festival with headliners like Music/Blink182, on Great Exuma in UsefulNotes/TheBahamas, which the event advertised as a private island. The event promised accommodations in "modern, eco-friendly, geodesic domes" and gourmet meals from chefs. The event was supposed to be "cashless and cardless," with $1,500 wristbands covering the incidentals. However, since at least mid-March, there were reports circulating about significant problems with the planning.\\

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* The 100% '''100% Silk 2016 West Coast Tour Tour''' met with disaster two shows in, at the Ghost Ship in Oakland, California. The venue, a repurposed warehouse, had never obtained permits and never been formally inspected--It was more-or-less {{MacGyver|ing}}ed into a live-work space for artists. The owner had pretty much foregone any form of fire safety, and the building had, in several aspects, fallen deep into neglect and clutter. The stage proper was on the makeshift second floor, accessible solely through a single jerry-rigged wooden staircase; event staff had barricaded the other to keep party-crashers at bay. All of this meant that when a fire broke out on the first floor, many of the concertgoers didn't realize it until it was already beyond any hope of control, and that by the time the blaze had reached the stage, escape was damn near impossible. In the end, the entire building went up in smoke, killing over half the performers and more than thirty others. Golden Donna, the organizer and would-be main event, cancelled the entire tour. The incident cast doubt on the fate of artists' collectives countrywide, triggered citywide action regarding live-work spaces and fire safety, and jeopardized underground music shows throughout the region for months on end.
* The [[http://en.'''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Free_Concert Altamont Free Concert]], Concert]]''', AKA "Woodstock West." Music/TheRollingStones booked and headlined this show, which featured many of the big rock bands of '60s counterculture America... as well as four deaths, countless injuries, massive property damage, and an attempt on Music/MickJagger's life. Among the worse decisions: co-organizers Music/TheGratefulDead paid members of Hell's Angels $500 USD worth of cold beer to stand guard--this resulted in, among other things, countless fights with the audience, a disastrous Music/JeffersonAirplane set (they knocked singer-guitarist Marty Balin out mid-show), and one of the aforementioned deaths (18-year-old Meredith Hunter, who approached the stage with a revolver while high as a kite and was stabbed by Hell's Angel Alan Passaro).[[note]] The other three deaths were accidental: two hit-and-run road accidents and a drowning in an irrigation canal.[[/note]] The Dead cancelled their performance mid-concert and fled out of fear. In contrast to the "peace and love" atmosphere of Woodstock, Altamont came to symbolize the death of TheSixties.
* 2017's Fyre Festival, '''Fyre Festival''', co-founded by Ja Rule and Billy [=McFarland=], was almost impressive in its own right for how much of an unbridled disaster it was. It was a promotional event for [=McFarland's=] Fyre music booking app. Tickets started at $1200 and went as high as ''$250,000'' for what was promised to be a luxurious 3-day festival with headliners like Music/Blink182, on Great Exuma in UsefulNotes/TheBahamas, which the event advertised as a private island. The event promised accommodations in "modern, eco-friendly, geodesic domes" and gourmet meals from chefs. The event was supposed to be "cashless and cardless," with $1,500 wristbands covering the incidentals. However, since at least mid-March, there were reports circulating about significant problems with the planning.\\



* If [=TomorrowWorld=] 2015 is the electronic music festival equivalent of Woodstock '99, then the 2010 edition of Love Parade is the equivalent of Altamont. The venue wasn't built to accomodate a full quarter of the projected turnout. In the meantime, there was at most one person on crowd control for every 310 attendants. The end result was that the crowd spun hopelessly out of control, and over 500 people got trampled, 21 of them to death. [[FranchiseKiller The festival was permanently cancelled]] and charges of gross negligence were filed against the organizers, though those were later dropped when the prosecutors couldn't successfully pin said charges on the organizers' behavior.
* [[https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2017/09/13/ambitious-rhode-island-music-fest-ends-chaos/8haudXCj8N05mbm0G63mtI/story.html?p1=Article_Recommended_ReadMore_Pos1 The Newport Contemporary Music Series]], organized by 25-year-old Paul Van Anglen, was an ambitious Rhode Island music festival featuring over a hundred professional musicians from various well-known backgrounds. Three concerts were completed before it crumbled "amid charges of broken promises, rank amateurism, and an estimated $120,000 in unpaid orchestra musicians fees, plus tens of thousands more for unpaid soloists and other costs."

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* If [=TomorrowWorld=] 2015 is the electronic music festival equivalent of Woodstock '99, then the 2010 '''2010 edition of Love Parade Parade''' is the equivalent of Altamont. The venue wasn't built to accomodate a full quarter of the projected turnout. In the meantime, there was at most one person on crowd control for every 310 attendants. The end result was that the crowd spun hopelessly out of control, and over 500 people got trampled, 21 of them to death. [[FranchiseKiller The festival was permanently cancelled]] and charges of gross negligence were filed against the organizers, though those were later dropped when the prosecutors couldn't successfully pin said charges on the organizers' behavior.
* [[https://www.'''[[https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2017/09/13/ambitious-rhode-island-music-fest-ends-chaos/8haudXCj8N05mbm0G63mtI/story.html?p1=Article_Recommended_ReadMore_Pos1 The Newport Contemporary Music Series]], Series]]''', organized by 25-year-old Paul Van Anglen, was an ambitious Rhode Island music festival featuring over a hundred professional musicians from various well-known backgrounds. Three concerts were completed before it crumbled "amid charges of broken promises, rank amateurism, and an estimated $120,000 in unpaid orchestra musicians fees, plus tens of thousands more for unpaid soloists and other costs."



* [=TomorrowWorld=] 2015 could very well be described as [[https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/how-tomorrowworld-became-an-epic-disaster-of-near-riots-and-looming-lawsuits the electronic music festival equivalent to Woodstock 1999 for similar reasons]]. The event, which was created in 2013 as a sister festival to the Belgian music festival Tomorrowland but held in America, started off swimmingly, but by the second night, bad weather kicked in and things went downhill fast. The festival grounds (a grassy field near the town of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia) became saturated and muddy, causing a massive backing up of transportation services. Attendees that weren't camping on festival grounds were forced to wait for hours on end, putting up with cold temperatures and a lack of basic necessities like food and water, some growing frustrated enough to just try walking back to town. The final day was no better, with attendees that had left unable to reenter and enjoy the artists lined up to play (who themselves were not happy with how the event's poor planning led to these problems, but tried to make the best out of the situation). At the end of the day, the event's organizer [=ID&T=] Belgium not only had to refund several festival-goers, but have also dealt with a major PR blow that has led to disgruntled attendees stating they never want to return again and curious possible future attendees not wanting to risk next year having the same mishaps. Both electronic music news outlets and business insiders have stated that unless they do some really good damage control, [[FranchiseKiller TomorrowWorld 2015 could very well be the last TomorrowWorld]], and indeed the 2016 festival was cancelled, putting the future of it into question. That said, the festival is planned to return in 2018, so time will tell if they can redeem the name.
* "United We Stand: What More Can I Give" in Washington, D.C. stands as concrete proof that yes, benefit concerts ''can'' go wrong, even those dedicated to 9/11. Even after delaying the concert for longer than three hours, technical difficulties still pervaded every set, thanks to an inept sound crew -- mics gave off feedback on a regular basis, the visual presentation was loaded with bugs, and in one case, a performer's backing track just plain stopped mid-performance. Several of the sets had to be cut for time last-minute, some were outright omitted, and in several cases, the performer in question never actually showed up. Many performers carelessly used the US flag as a stage prop, often desecrating it as a result (which flew in the face of the show's rather patriotic tone). Music/MichaelJackson, who got top billing, was the organizer, and was meant to end the concert -- he only performed one song, and he lip-synched. To top it all off, this was being filmed for TV (rather than broadcast live), which meant the show was padded out even further by the recording of intros and outros for all the sets. Much of the crowd, including several performers, left well before the grand finale featuring Jackson and the remaining stars. [[http://www.salon.com/2001/10/22/jackson_benefit/ Salon]] and [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1450229/20011022/story.jhtml MTV]] provide the details.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock_1999 Woodstock 1999]] ranks next to the Altamont disaster (see above) as one of the most notorious mass live events in America, and disgraced [[Film/{{Woodstock}} its namesake]] by going completely against [[NewAgeRetroHippie its spirit]]. One can't fault the lineup for what happened -- the event featured most of the popular rock artists and singer-songwriters of TheNineties, and their sets even ranged from good to great. However, it was horrendously planned from the get-go, with [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/19-worst-things-about-woodstock-99-20140731 this retrospective]] by ''Rolling Stone'' (which refers to the event as "the day the Nineties died") going into detail on how everything went wrong.

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* [=TomorrowWorld=] 2015 '''[=TomorrowWorld=] 2015''' could very well be described as [[https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/how-tomorrowworld-became-an-epic-disaster-of-near-riots-and-looming-lawsuits the electronic music festival equivalent to Woodstock 1999 for similar reasons]]. The event, which was created in 2013 as a sister festival to the Belgian music festival Tomorrowland but held in America, started off swimmingly, but by the second night, bad weather kicked in and things went downhill fast. The festival grounds (a grassy field near the town of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia) became saturated and muddy, causing a massive backing up of transportation services. Attendees that weren't camping on festival grounds were forced to wait for hours on end, putting up with cold temperatures and a lack of basic necessities like food and water, some growing frustrated enough to just try walking back to town. The final day was no better, with attendees that had left unable to reenter and enjoy the artists lined up to play (who themselves were not happy with how the event's poor planning led to these problems, but tried to make the best out of the situation). At the end of the day, the event's organizer [=ID&T=] Belgium not only had to refund several festival-goers, but have also dealt with a major PR blow that has led to disgruntled attendees stating they never want to return again and curious possible future attendees not wanting to risk next year having the same mishaps. Both electronic music news outlets and business insiders have stated that unless they do some really good damage control, [[FranchiseKiller TomorrowWorld 2015 could very well be the last TomorrowWorld]], and indeed the 2016 festival was cancelled, putting the future of it into question. That said, the festival is planned to return in 2018, so time will tell if they can redeem the name.
* "United '''"United We Stand: What More Can I Give" Give"''' in Washington, D.C. stands as concrete proof that yes, benefit concerts ''can'' go wrong, even those dedicated to 9/11. Even after delaying the concert for longer than three hours, technical difficulties still pervaded every set, thanks to an inept sound crew -- mics gave off feedback on a regular basis, the visual presentation was loaded with bugs, and in one case, a performer's backing track just plain stopped mid-performance. Several of the sets had to be cut for time last-minute, some were outright omitted, and in several cases, the performer in question never actually showed up. Many performers carelessly used the US flag as a stage prop, often desecrating it as a result (which flew in the face of the show's rather patriotic tone). Music/MichaelJackson, who got top billing, was the organizer, and was meant to end the concert -- he only performed one song, and he lip-synched. To top it all off, this was being filmed for TV (rather than broadcast live), which meant the show was padded out even further by the recording of intros and outros for all the sets. Much of the crowd, including several performers, left well before the grand finale featuring Jackson and the remaining stars. [[http://www.salon.com/2001/10/22/jackson_benefit/ Salon]] and [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1450229/20011022/story.jhtml MTV]] provide the details.
* [[http://en.'''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock_1999 Woodstock 1999]] 1999]]''' ranks next to the Altamont disaster (see above) as one of the most notorious mass live events in America, and disgraced [[Film/{{Woodstock}} its namesake]] by going completely against [[NewAgeRetroHippie its spirit]]. One can't fault the lineup for what happened -- the event featured most of the popular rock artists and singer-songwriters of TheNineties, and their sets even ranged from good to great. However, it was horrendously planned from the get-go, with [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/19-worst-things-about-woodstock-99-20140731 this retrospective]] by ''Rolling Stone'' (which refers to the event as "the day the Nineties died") going into detail on how everything went wrong.



* 869 were/was an Italian [[IAmTheBand band/singer]] (it's still unknown which it was) active from 1999 to 2003, founded by one Paolo Bartoli. Being tied with popular comedy metal band Prophilax (he was their sound engineer and webmaster), he "founded" his own band, and released few albums with songs that mimicked their trademark gross-out sexual humour, but failed hard. He sang over MIDI files of random songs (including ''cartoon theme songs'') in a horrid off-key and off-tempo voice, sometimes with random pitch-shifting. The songs were overfilled with gratuitous blasphemy, cursing, vulgar sex slang, and often don't even stay on the same ''topic'' [[note]]for example, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e9Xu1Kgh7A this song]] is apparently about an angry customer being ripped off at a sex shop, and somehow swerves into a string of insults to ThePope[[/note]]. Most of his works are lost along with his website, but some songs [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes can still be found on YouTube]]. Even non-English speakers would find [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy7c2ynTh5Q these]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI-QbX0_WSE examples]] awful.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Sb14dyaUc Lisa Gail Allred]], a country "singer" from Texas who hilariously boasts that she sounds like Music/ShaniaTwain and Music/FaithHill, and not like Kim Kelly's mom on ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. If you're brave enough, listen to Allred [[http://www.reverbnation.com/lisagailallred slaughter her way through LeAnn Rimes's "Blue"]], Martina [=McBride's=] "A Broken Wing"[[note]]which should only be tackled by someone with an impressive range and lung capacity[[/note]], and Terri Clark's "You're Easy on the Eyes" — or as it's misspelled here, "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin Your Easy on the Eyes]]".
* Ryan Bane. His singing voice is horrible, off-tuned, poorly timed and unable to be on-key even through copious amounts of AutoTune. His songs often contain horrible lyrics, often containing vile sexual content that is simply unsexy as all get out, and lyrics about him being homosexual--but written ridiculously to the point where it will only just induce facepalms from actual gay men. Mirrors of his songs have been taken down several times due to Ryan himself getting them removed and the sexual content.

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* 869 '''869''' were/was an Italian [[IAmTheBand band/singer]] (it's still unknown which it was) active from 1999 to 2003, founded by one Paolo Bartoli. Being tied with popular comedy metal band Prophilax (he was their sound engineer and webmaster), he "founded" his own band, and released few albums with songs that mimicked their trademark gross-out sexual humour, but failed hard. He sang over MIDI files of random songs (including ''cartoon theme songs'') in a horrid off-key and off-tempo voice, sometimes with random pitch-shifting. The songs were overfilled with gratuitous blasphemy, cursing, vulgar sex slang, and often don't even stay on the same ''topic'' [[note]]for example, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e9Xu1Kgh7A this song]] is apparently about an angry customer being ripped off at a sex shop, and somehow swerves into a string of insults to ThePope[[/note]]. Most of his works are lost along with his website, but some songs [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes can still be found on YouTube]]. Even non-English speakers would find [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy7c2ynTh5Q these]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI-QbX0_WSE examples]] awful.
* [[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Sb14dyaUc Lisa Gail Allred]], Allred]]''', a country "singer" from Texas who hilariously boasts that she sounds like Music/ShaniaTwain and Music/FaithHill, and not like Kim Kelly's mom on ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. If you're brave enough, listen to Allred [[http://www.reverbnation.com/lisagailallred slaughter her way through LeAnn Rimes's "Blue"]], Martina [=McBride's=] "A Broken Wing"[[note]]which should only be tackled by someone with an impressive range and lung capacity[[/note]], and Terri Clark's "You're Easy on the Eyes" — or as it's misspelled here, "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin Your Easy on the Eyes]]".
* Ryan Bane.'''Ryan Bane'''. His singing voice is horrible, off-tuned, poorly timed and unable to be on-key even through copious amounts of AutoTune. His songs often contain horrible lyrics, often containing vile sexual content that is simply unsexy as all get out, and lyrics about him being homosexual--but written ridiculously to the point where it will only just induce facepalms from actual gay men. Mirrors of his songs have been taken down several times due to Ryan himself getting them removed and the sexual content.



* [[http://www.facebook.com/BlackOutKids Black Out Band]] were [[ChildPopstar a band of preteens]] active from 2005 to 2008. The band members didn't seem to understand how to make music, nor did they seem to actually care about the sound or the quality. They had expensive guitars and equipment most garage bands would love to own (courtesy of their parents, all blatant {{Stage Mom}}s), but couldn't play them professionally. The lead singer, Hunter Watson, often sounded off-key and constipated and/or completely wasted despite being around 10 years old at the time.

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* [[http://www.'''[[http://www.facebook.com/BlackOutKids Black Out Band]] Band]]''' were [[ChildPopstar a band of preteens]] active from 2005 to 2008. The band members didn't seem to understand how to make music, nor did they seem to actually care about the sound or the quality. They had expensive guitars and equipment most garage bands would love to own (courtesy of their parents, all blatant {{Stage Mom}}s), but couldn't play them professionally. The lead singer, Hunter Watson, often sounded off-key and constipated and/or completely wasted despite being around 10 years old at the time.



* The music of Christian and the Hedgehog Boys[[note]]yes, the very same Christian Weston Chandler responsible for ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}''[[/note]] -- terrible lyrics too atrocious to [[{{Narm}} incite laughter]], shouted off-key over random pop songs. And most of the time he "sings" over actual songs with actual lyrics instead of the instrumental versions of the songs.

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* The music of Christian '''Christian and the Hedgehog Boys[[note]]yes, Boys'''[[note]]yes, the very same Christian Weston Chandler responsible for ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}''[[/note]] -- terrible lyrics too atrocious to [[{{Narm}} incite laughter]], shouted off-key over random pop songs. And most of the time he "sings" over actual songs with actual lyrics instead of the instrumental versions of the songs.



* Internet personality [[FamousForBeingFamous and...um...]] Jacob Sartorius decided to go into music after his Vine and Musical.ly career had ascended to nearly improbable heights. Already a contentious personality on the internet for his perceived arrogant, douchey personality, the resulting single, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvxRsDpXPGo Sweatshirt]]" managed to draw the ire of nearly everyone on the internet who wasn't part of his fanbase. To be fair, the backing track is competent, but would be better served on someone who, you know, could actually sing, not someone whose fame comes from ''lip-syncing''. It managed to get enough dislikes on Website/YouTube that the comment bar had to be disabled within a week, and it received a total of 0.5/5 stars on [=AllMusic.com=]. Critic Victor Andersen tore it apart [[https://alienationmentale.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/jacob-sartorius-sweatshirt-commentary/ here]], and [=YouTuber=] [=WinkyFace=]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJoAkeceG_Q review]] shows that even many kids Jacob's age hate it. His second single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6yXm88fCa4 Hit or Miss]]" is not a bit better. The lyric video is parked in the top 50 most disliked videos on Youtube, and even though his vocals are layered with obnoxious AutoTune, his lack of singing ability is still obviously apparent, and he even attempts to ''[[PissTakeRap rap]]'' in the middle of the song. The music video, which features 13-year-old Jacob seducing girls who look to be at least in high school, is too cringeworthy to even be laughable, and [=TheMusicalHype=]'s review suggests that "even four minutes of this is too long". Jacob is clearly shaping up to be the late 2010s' Music/JustinBieber; however, the key difference between them is that while Bieber is certainly a very polarizing artist, he has enough of a following not to qualify as Horrible.
* Music/DavidTanny is a notoriously unfunny novelty musician who has spent more than ten years "rapping" monotonously to bad [=MIDI=] tunes in an effort to get his music on the Dr. Demento show, which he is a major fan of. The man was so desperate to get people to like his music, he took one of his earliest albums from ten years ago and re-released it ''with a LaughTrack''.
* Franchi$e dBaby. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnZi-S4gy0g At best]], he encompasses every negative cliche about white rappers plus every negative cliche about party rappers. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7xyim3754Q At worst]], he comes off as a less talented (and infinitely less likable) version of Wesley Willis. His beats are at least competent (likely because they were made by someone else), but he clearly doesn't care at all about his rapping (he even says so in a couple of songs). At several points, he stops singing entirely and just pants heavily into the microphone.

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* Internet personality [[FamousForBeingFamous and...um...]] Jacob Sartorius '''Jacob Sartorius''' decided to go into music after his Vine and Musical.ly career had ascended to nearly improbable heights. Already a contentious personality on the internet for his perceived arrogant, douchey personality, the resulting single, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvxRsDpXPGo Sweatshirt]]" managed to draw the ire of nearly everyone on the internet who wasn't part of his fanbase. To be fair, the backing track is competent, but would be better served on someone who, you know, could actually sing, not someone whose fame comes from ''lip-syncing''. It managed to get enough dislikes on Website/YouTube that the comment bar had to be disabled within a week, and it received a total of 0.5/5 stars on [=AllMusic.com=]. Critic Victor Andersen tore it apart [[https://alienationmentale.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/jacob-sartorius-sweatshirt-commentary/ here]], and [=YouTuber=] [=WinkyFace=]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJoAkeceG_Q review]] shows that even many kids Jacob's age hate it. His second single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6yXm88fCa4 Hit or Miss]]" is not a bit better. The lyric video is parked in the top 50 most disliked videos on Youtube, and even though his vocals are layered with obnoxious AutoTune, his lack of singing ability is still obviously apparent, and he even attempts to ''[[PissTakeRap rap]]'' in the middle of the song. The music video, which features 13-year-old Jacob seducing girls who look to be at least in high school, is too cringeworthy to even be laughable, and [=TheMusicalHype=]'s review suggests that "even four minutes of this is too long". Jacob is clearly shaping up to be the late 2010s' Music/JustinBieber; however, the key difference between them is that while Bieber is certainly a very polarizing artist, he has enough of a following not to qualify as Horrible.
* Music/DavidTanny '''Music/DavidTanny''' is a notoriously unfunny novelty musician who has spent more than ten years "rapping" monotonously to bad [=MIDI=] tunes in an effort to get his music on the Dr. Demento show, which he is a major fan of. The man was so desperate to get people to like his music, he took one of his earliest albums from ten years ago and re-released it ''with a LaughTrack''.
* Franchi$e dBaby.'''Franchi$e dBaby'''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnZi-S4gy0g At best]], he encompasses every negative cliche about white rappers plus every negative cliche about party rappers. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7xyim3754Q At worst]], he comes off as a less talented (and infinitely less likable) version of Wesley Willis. His beats are at least competent (likely because they were made by someone else), but he clearly doesn't care at all about his rapping (he even says so in a couple of songs). At several points, he stops singing entirely and just pants heavily into the microphone.



* Girls With Attitude were a group of session singers from Cambridge, Canada, who consisted of [[CreepyChild preteen girls who sounded like they're on the verge of dying]] singing/talking about preteen life, compiled with poor electronic instrumentation. They could have been a modern version of The Shaggs if they had any of the charm. Their most known song from their only album, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDeiUG_H3co Don't Judge Me]], just shows this - The lyrics are mundane at best and {{Padding}} at worst (the chorus is literally them introducing themselves), the "singers" sound uninterested, and they are backed by a bored-sounding wah-wah synth so off-key and off-tempo that it sounds like it's from an entirely different song.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE2l6CPna4M Jan Terri.]] Her music will make you want to run screaming into traffic. She's tone-deaf as hell, her lyrics sound like they were written by a 12-year-old girl, her music videos are boring as hell, and she just doesn't realize just how untalented she is. The best thing to happen to her was Music/MarilynManson feeling sorry for her and letting her open for one of his gigs. Besides that, she's usually forgotten... well, except the occasional person on the internet that makes fun of her videos.

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* Girls '''Girls With Attitude Attitude''' were a group of session singers from Cambridge, Canada, who consisted of [[CreepyChild preteen girls who sounded like they're on the verge of dying]] singing/talking about preteen life, compiled with poor electronic instrumentation. They could have been a modern version of The Shaggs if they had any of the charm. Their most known song from their only album, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDeiUG_H3co Don't Judge Me]], just shows this - The lyrics are mundane at best and {{Padding}} at worst (the chorus is literally them introducing themselves), the "singers" sound uninterested, and they are backed by a bored-sounding wah-wah synth so off-key and off-tempo that it sounds like it's from an entirely different song.
* [[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE2l6CPna4M Jan Terri.]] ]]''' Her music will make you want to run screaming into traffic. She's tone-deaf as hell, her lyrics sound like they were written by a 12-year-old girl, her music videos are boring as hell, and she just doesn't realize just how untalented she is. The best thing to happen to her was Music/MarilynManson feeling sorry for her and letting her open for one of his gigs. Besides that, she's usually forgotten... well, except the occasional person on the internet that makes fun of her videos.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oSzgAcgjuE Ostie]] is the black metal solo project of a man simply named "Prince Grothmer the Cruel ov Cobaltia" from Toronto. He's been involved in ten album releases since his start in 2012. His albums have received two reviews on Metal-Archives; A 1% and a 2% rating. His 'screams' are quiet rasps into a microphone, mixed louder than anything else on the track. His lyrics are ridiculously over-the-top, with lines such as "You'll be frozen with hate". The backing music is a drum machine and what sounds like a guitar being tuned. To say that people are still unsure [[PoesLaw if he's serious or not]] is an ''understatement'' ; Some people think he's doing it as a joke but his social profiles play it completely straight. One reviewer even said that he hopes Ostie continues on, not because he likes it, but because he wants to see how much worse the music could possibly get.
* Melbourne-based "Rapper" [[http://www.youtube.com/user/RAE2THEMOTHERFUCKEND R.A.E.D.]] has drawn scorn from an enormous amount of people, many of whom argue that his output doesn't even qualify as music. Why? Because it consists of cheap, pre-programmed beats that often seem to change direction abruptly and for no reason, over which R.A.E.D. spouts a nearly incoherent mess of lyrics that seem to be improvised on the spot and stumbled over to catch up to the background music, and display no consistent rhyme scheme, if there's any at all. This, combined with his occasional rebuttals of critical comments, in posts consisting of a virtually indecipherable medley of expletives and bizarre colloquialisms, has led some to believe he may be insane, and the worst part of all is that they're not even the only reasons--in 2001 he called in a bomb threat to a casino.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/RasputinsVision Rasputin's Vision]], a band who gained some notoriety on Website/YouTube for their godawful covers of various professional wrestling themes, most of which can be seen on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/WorstWrestlingThemes this]] channel. Their non-wrestling song covers aren't much better, either. Their guitar work is sloppy, their vocals are lazy, every member struggles to stay on the beat and often goes out of sync with the rest of the band, and they frequently screw up the lyrics to the songs they're covering. Their cover of Music/LedZeppelin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFB3jISAh88 Immigrant Song]] exemplifies all of this perfectly.
* [[http://www.myspace.com/savagerocksyou Savage]] is allegedly an 80s-style HairMetal band. In reality, it's just the soloist and a bunch of session musicians. The background music is boring, which wouldn't be so bad if he himself weren't incredibly off-key and his lyrics weren't absolutely horrid. He produces and mixes the recordings himself, bungling everything from the mic placement to the sound quality to the post-production. Also of note, his promotion--"band" photos are just photographs of famous bands with his picture photoshopped onto one of them, and he attributes his own reviews of his own albums to famous musicians as well.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/user/MishaCZLP/ Mishovy "Misha" šílenosti]] is a child singer from the UsefulNotes/CzechRepublic whose songs (if they can even be called that) are horribly sung, obnoxious, and pretentious. He is also known for his inability to take criticism that shows up in many of his songs, which [[ItsAllAboutMe only add up to his]] [[SmallNameBigEgo egotism]]. The latter traits are taken [[UpToEleven to ridiculous heights]] in his diss tracks against his haters. Suspiciously, most his songs have "FOR KIDS" written on them, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids despite him singing about adult themes that would be considerably unacceptable for his likely target audience]] (he often wears an uncensored "FUCK" cap in his videos).

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* [[https://www.'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oSzgAcgjuE Ostie]] Ostie]]''' is the black metal solo project of a man simply named "Prince Grothmer the Cruel ov Cobaltia" from Toronto. He's been involved in ten album releases since his start in 2012. His albums have received two reviews on Metal-Archives; A 1% and a 2% rating. His 'screams' are quiet rasps into a microphone, mixed louder than anything else on the track. His lyrics are ridiculously over-the-top, with lines such as "You'll be frozen with hate". The backing music is a drum machine and what sounds like a guitar being tuned. To say that people are still unsure [[PoesLaw if he's serious or not]] is an ''understatement'' ; Some people think he's doing it as a joke but his social profiles play it completely straight. One reviewer even said that he hopes Ostie continues on, not because he likes it, but because he wants to see how much worse the music could possibly get.
* Melbourne-based UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}-based "Rapper" [[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/RAE2THEMOTHERFUCKEND R.A.E.D.]] ]]''' has drawn scorn from an enormous amount of people, many of whom argue that his output doesn't even qualify as music. Why? Because it consists of cheap, pre-programmed beats that often seem to change direction abruptly and for no reason, over which R.A.E.D. spouts a nearly incoherent mess of lyrics that seem to be improvised on the spot and stumbled over to catch up to the background music, and display no consistent rhyme scheme, if there's any at all. This, combined with his occasional rebuttals of critical comments, in posts consisting of a virtually indecipherable medley of expletives and bizarre colloquialisms, has led some to believe he may be insane, and the worst part of all is that they're not even the only reasons--in 2001 he called in a bomb threat to a casino.
* [[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/RasputinsVision Rasputin's Vision]], Vision]]''', a band who gained some notoriety on Website/YouTube for their godawful covers of various professional wrestling themes, most of which can be seen on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/WorstWrestlingThemes this]] channel. Their non-wrestling song covers aren't much better, either. Their guitar work is sloppy, their vocals are lazy, every member struggles to stay on the beat and often goes out of sync with the rest of the band, and they frequently screw up the lyrics to the songs they're covering. Their cover of Music/LedZeppelin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFB3jISAh88 Immigrant Song]] exemplifies all of this perfectly.
* [[http://www.'''[[http://www.myspace.com/savagerocksyou Savage]] Savage]]''' is allegedly an 80s-style HairMetal band. In reality, it's just the soloist and a bunch of session musicians. The background music is boring, which wouldn't be so bad if he himself weren't incredibly off-key and his lyrics weren't absolutely horrid. He produces and mixes the recordings himself, bungling everything from the mic placement to the sound quality to the post-production. Also of note, his promotion--"band" photos are just photographs of famous bands with his picture photoshopped onto one of them, and he attributes his own reviews of his own albums to famous musicians as well.
* [[https://www.'''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/MishaCZLP/ Mishovy "Misha" šílenosti]] šílenosti]]''' is a child singer from the UsefulNotes/CzechRepublic whose songs (if they can even be called that) are horribly sung, obnoxious, and pretentious. He is also known for his inability to take criticism that shows up in many of his songs, which [[ItsAllAboutMe only add up to his]] [[SmallNameBigEgo egotism]]. The latter traits are taken [[UpToEleven to ridiculous heights]] in his diss tracks against his haters. Suspiciously, most his songs have "FOR KIDS" written on them, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids despite him singing about adult themes that would be considerably unacceptable for his likely target audience]] (he often wears an uncensored "FUCK" cap in his videos).



* In 2004, a young lad known only as "Shadow of Death" sought to shake the metal world through his music as Apocalypse. He is regarded by metalheads everywhere as one of the worst. How bad is he? His most famous demo, ''Upon the Crimson Rivers'', has [[http://www.metal-archives.com/review.php?id=51567 7 reviews]] on Metal Archives, with an average rating of '''3%'''. The production is non-existent, the instrumentation is screwed up in ways previously unimaginable, and he doesn't as much sing as whisper hoarsely. If you're [[BileFascination still interested]], then [[http://www.purevolume.com/apocalypse go over here]] and remember — curiosity killed the cat.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMKiBzcBTjU Thrash Queen]], easily the worst possible start for all-girl thrash with one of the most god-awful heavy metal albums under their belt. Strangely, their label ''still'' attempted to cash in on their name with a bunch of session musicians; the quality's ''[[SoBadItsGood slightly]]'' [[SoBadItsGood better]].

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* In 2004, a young lad known only as "Shadow '''"Shadow of Death" Death"''' sought to shake the metal world through his music as Apocalypse. He is regarded by metalheads everywhere as one of the worst. How bad is he? His most famous demo, ''Upon the Crimson Rivers'', has [[http://www.metal-archives.com/review.php?id=51567 7 reviews]] on Metal Archives, with an average rating of '''3%'''. The production is non-existent, the instrumentation is screwed up in ways previously unimaginable, and he doesn't as much sing as whisper hoarsely. If you're [[BileFascination still interested]], then [[http://www.purevolume.com/apocalypse go over here]] and remember — curiosity killed the cat.
* [[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMKiBzcBTjU Thrash Queen]], Queen]]''', easily the worst possible start for all-girl thrash with one of the most god-awful heavy metal albums under their belt. Strangely, their label ''still'' attempted to cash in on their name with a bunch of session musicians; the quality's ''[[SoBadItsGood slightly]]'' [[SoBadItsGood better]].



* Porn star Riley Reid released a short rap song called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72GTz6dHcF0 8 Ball Shawty]]" in order to demonstrate her multifaceted "[[TemptingFate talent]]". [[CaptainObvious It...did not work]]. It features such ''[[SarcasmMode incredible]]'' lyricism as "[[RefugeInAudacity Pink pussy make that dick have a heart attack]]" and "Spit stringin' from my mouth, let you fuck my face[[note]]''this doesn't rhyme with the previous line, or'' '''''[[LyricalShoehorn even fit to the beat]]'''''.[[/note]] / Good nutritious nut / On deck n***a, eat me out n***a". The song's entire last third basically consists of Reid, a white woman, using the N-word over and over again. The beat also samples Reid's own moans from her, ahem, "cinematic masterpieces". {{Cr1tikal}} did a video about it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44XtW4GmgqY here]].

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* Porn star Riley Reid released a short rap song called "[[https://www.'''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72GTz6dHcF0 8 Ball Shawty]]" Shawty]]"''' in order to demonstrate her multifaceted "[[TemptingFate talent]]". [[CaptainObvious It...did not work]]. It features such ''[[SarcasmMode incredible]]'' lyricism as "[[RefugeInAudacity Pink pussy make that dick have a heart attack]]" and "Spit stringin' from my mouth, let you fuck my face[[note]]''this doesn't rhyme with the previous line, or'' '''''[[LyricalShoehorn even fit to the beat]]'''''.[[/note]] / Good nutritious nut / On deck n***a, eat me out n***a". The song's entire last third basically consists of Reid, a white woman, using the N-word over and over again. The beat also samples Reid's own moans from her, ahem, "cinematic masterpieces". {{Cr1tikal}} did a video about it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44XtW4GmgqY here]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSurzeGvPrQ "Accidental Racist"]] by Music/BradPaisley and Music/LLCoolJ is the ultimate example of how ''not'' to do a song about racism. The intended meaning of the song was an attempt to find common ground between {{Good Ol Boy}}s and inner-city black folk, but instead it makes both white Southerners and African-Americans look bad. Paisley comes off as whiny, defensive, and ignorant of the loaded history that [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar the Confederate flag]] holds with a large segment of the population, while LL Cool J comes off as a walking "hood rat" stereotype with his lyrics about sagging pants and gold chains. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ML3066YRUA Here's]] WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows and WebVideo/TheRapCritic tearing the song apart while debating over which artist has the worst parts of the song in general.
* Regardless of how you feel about Music/SouljaBoy, it's hard to deny how utterly terrible his song "Anime" is. He discusses the subject with all the thought ([[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer and research]]) of a pothead pacing through a comics store, it closes with the audio equivalent of LeaveTheCameraRunning, and it sounds like it was recorded in his bathroom. But hey, don't take ''our'' word for it — ask [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SigTe4p3caU Y Ruler of Time]] about it (with guest cameos by Michael "Skitch" Schiciano and WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows).
* ''"This song is bad. Not SoBadItsGood, and not Music/MichaelJackson 'Bad'. Just plain '''''bad.'''''"'' That's ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' regarding the ill-conceived 1985 charity single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnTSbFeWwro Doctor In Distress]]". You can practically hear the show's last remaining scrap of dignity being wrenched away. The generic music and near-unsingable lyrics would have been bad enough, but combined with having some of them performed by actors from the show who clearly had no musical talent whatsoever, and you get one spectacular mess. Creator/ColinBaker reportedly described his participation as "one of the worst decisions [he] ever made".

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* [[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSurzeGvPrQ "Accidental Racist"]] Racist"]]''' by Music/BradPaisley and Music/LLCoolJ is the ultimate example of how ''not'' to do a song about racism. The intended meaning of the song was an attempt to find common ground between {{Good Ol Boy}}s and inner-city black folk, but instead it makes both white Southerners and African-Americans look bad. Paisley comes off as whiny, defensive, and ignorant of the loaded history that [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar the Confederate flag]] holds with a large segment of the population, while LL Cool J comes off as a walking "hood rat" stereotype with his lyrics about sagging pants and gold chains. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ML3066YRUA Here's]] WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows and WebVideo/TheRapCritic tearing the song apart while debating over which artist has the worst parts of the song in general.
* Regardless of how you feel about Music/SouljaBoy, it's hard to deny how utterly terrible his song "Anime" '''"Anime"''' is. He discusses the subject with all the thought ([[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer and research]]) of a pothead pacing through a comics store, it closes with the audio equivalent of LeaveTheCameraRunning, and it sounds like it was recorded in his bathroom. But hey, don't take ''our'' word for it — ask [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SigTe4p3caU Y Ruler of Time]] about it (with guest cameos by Michael "Skitch" Schiciano and WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows).
* ''"This song is bad. Not SoBadItsGood, and not Music/MichaelJackson 'Bad'. Just plain '''''bad.'''''"'' That's ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' regarding the ill-conceived 1985 charity single "[[https://www.'''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnTSbFeWwro Doctor In Distress]]".Distress]]"'''. You can practically hear the show's last remaining scrap of dignity being wrenched away. The generic music and near-unsingable lyrics would have been bad enough, but combined with having some of them performed by actors from the show who clearly had no musical talent whatsoever, and you get one spectacular mess. Creator/ColinBaker reportedly described his participation as "one of the worst decisions [he] ever made".



* Music/{{Eminem}} is commonly regarded as one of the best rappers of all time, but not even his most hardcore fans can defend his song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUVPDJiaUlk "Fack"]], a bonus track from his GreatestHitsAlbum ''Curtain Call''. The lyrics to this song are [[FetishRetardant very sexually disturbing]] to say the least, Eminem pulls off an irritating accent throughout the song reminiscent of a whining [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman]], and he goes as far as to rapping about, get this... [[{{Squick}} shoving a gerbil up your ass through a tube]] (which even forms the outro). Eminem is renowned for his irreverent humor and his [[CrossesTheLineTwice willingness to push the envelope]], but this isn't controversial, provocative or even humorous. It's just tasteless, lazy, and above all, ''annoying''. Eminem himself poked fun of it in his 2014 song "Shady XV" off of the ''Shady XV'' compilation album; he had [[https://genius.com/5140297 this]] to say about it on the song's Genius page. WebVideo/TheRapCritic and Creator/MarcMues had some words to say about this song on their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cYPJQvYFmk Top 10 Worst Eminem Songs]] collaboration video, [[spoiler:in which "Fack" topped the list]]. To make things worse, as that video pointed out, after a short skit track, this is the first proper song on the aforementioned GreatestHitsAlbum - imagine someone who's just starting to get into Eminem's music hearing ''this'' as an introduction.
* In 1986, nine players on the New York Mets recorded a rap song called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpvufrpAhls Get Metsmerized]]", inspired by the Chicago Bears' "Superbowl Shuffle". No effort was put into making it good; everyone is out of rhythm (Rafael Santana's verse is barely legible), the rhymes are all over the place and more than half act like they'd rather be doing something else. The single is but a footnote in Mets' history and was pushed aside in favor of "Let's Go Mets Go", another cheer that defined the '86 season. For a time, if you put "Worse song ever recorded" in Website/YouTube's search, this song would be the first result. Years later, Tim Teufel called it "[[OldShame unlistenable]]".
* Heidi Montag of ''Series/TheHills'' fame made a music video for an incredibly bad single entitled "Higher". [[http://www.agonybooth.com/agonizer/Heidi_Montag_s__Higher_.aspx This]] is [[HeroicBSOD what happens]] when Website/TheAgonyBooth gets exposed to it.
* "I'm Horny" by Gionny Scandal and Maite. Maite's English is appalling. When she sings "I'm horny horny" it sounds like "I'm Ernie Ernie" instead, adding a pinch of {{Narm}} to wash down all the suck. According to several translations, the Italian lyrics are just as bad:

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* Music/{{Eminem}} is commonly regarded as one of the best rappers of all time, but not even his most hardcore fans can defend his song [[https://www.'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUVPDJiaUlk "Fack"]], "Fack"]]''', a bonus track from his GreatestHitsAlbum ''Curtain Call''. The lyrics to this song are [[FetishRetardant very sexually disturbing]] to say the least, Eminem pulls off an irritating accent throughout the song reminiscent of a whining [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman]], and he goes as far as to rapping about, get this... [[{{Squick}} shoving a gerbil up your ass through a tube]] (which even forms the outro). Eminem is renowned for his irreverent humor and his [[CrossesTheLineTwice willingness to push the envelope]], but this isn't controversial, provocative or even humorous. It's just tasteless, lazy, and above all, ''annoying''. Eminem himself poked fun of it in his 2014 song "Shady XV" off of the ''Shady XV'' compilation album; he had [[https://genius.com/5140297 this]] to say about it on the song's Genius page. WebVideo/TheRapCritic and Creator/MarcMues had some words to say about this song on their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cYPJQvYFmk Top 10 Worst Eminem Songs]] collaboration video, [[spoiler:in which "Fack" topped the list]]. To make things worse, as that video pointed out, after a short skit track, this is the first proper song on the aforementioned GreatestHitsAlbum - imagine someone who's just starting to get into Eminem's music hearing ''this'' as an introduction.
* In 1986, nine players on the New York Mets recorded a rap song called "[[https://www.'''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpvufrpAhls Get Metsmerized]]", Metsmerized]]"''', inspired by the Chicago Bears' "Superbowl Shuffle". No effort was put into making it good; everyone is out of rhythm (Rafael Santana's verse is barely legible), the rhymes are all over the place and more than half act like they'd rather be doing something else. The single is but a footnote in Mets' history and was pushed aside in favor of "Let's Go Mets Go", another cheer that defined the '86 season. For a time, if you put "Worse song ever recorded" in Website/YouTube's search, this song would be the first result. Years later, Tim Teufel called it "[[OldShame unlistenable]]".
* Heidi Montag of ''Series/TheHills'' fame made a music video for an incredibly bad single entitled "Higher".'''"Higher"'''. [[http://www.agonybooth.com/agonizer/Heidi_Montag_s__Higher_.aspx This]] is [[HeroicBSOD what happens]] when Website/TheAgonyBooth gets exposed to it.
* "I'm Horny" '''"I'm Horny"''' by Gionny Scandal and Maite. Maite's English is appalling. When she sings "I'm horny horny" it sounds like "I'm Ernie Ernie" instead, adding a pinch of {{Narm}} to wash down all the suck. According to several translations, the Italian lyrics are just as bad:



* Kim Kardashian's single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHp7sq1Tzn0 "Jam (Turn It Up)"]], which was badly received by both critics and the public. It's monotonous and lifeless to the point of [[LyricalDissonance sounding almost depressing]], and unfortunately not even AutoTune can save Kim's voice, as at times she still sounds slightly off-key. She has since viewed the song as an OldShame, [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/13/kim-kardashian-regret_n_5674990.html and even admitted she isn't a good enough singer to pull it off]]. WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow bashes the song and video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s85kKC1luiA here]]
* "[[https://youtu.be/eDZXWraYnM0 The Kersal Massive]]" — the song begins "Got on the bus wi' ma' daysavah / smoked a reefa in da cornah", before decaying into a rhythmless ClusterFBomb and a caustic (or not) TakeThat against the town of Levenshulme, not to mention the rather pointless [[LesserStar Garfunkel]] "Ginger Joe", whose only contribution to the song is "yeah man, yeah man".

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* Kim Kardashian's single [[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHp7sq1Tzn0 "Jam (Turn It Up)"]], Up)"]]''', which was badly received by both critics and the public. It's monotonous and lifeless to the point of [[LyricalDissonance sounding almost depressing]], and unfortunately not even AutoTune can save Kim's voice, as at times she still sounds slightly off-key. She has since viewed the song as an OldShame, [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/13/kim-kardashian-regret_n_5674990.html and even admitted she isn't a good enough singer to pull it off]]. WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow bashes the song and video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s85kKC1luiA here]]
* "[[https://youtu.'''"[[https://youtu.be/eDZXWraYnM0 The Kersal Massive]]" Massive]]"''' — the song begins "Got on the bus wi' ma' daysavah / smoked a reefa in da cornah", before decaying into a rhythmless ClusterFBomb and a caustic (or not) TakeThat against the town of Levenshulme, not to mention the rather pointless [[LesserStar Garfunkel]] "Ginger Joe", whose only contribution to the song is "yeah man, yeah man".



* In the 1990s, Komar, Melamid and Dave Soldier carried out a set of polls of the American public: One concerning what people generally liked the most in music, one concerning what they generally hated. From this, they composed two songs. "The Most Unwanted Song" was the better of the two by a long shot (details can be found [[SoBadItsGood/{{Music}} here]]) [[http://ubu.artmob.ca/sound/komar_melamid/KomarMelamid_The-Most-Wanted-Song.mp3 "The Most Wanted Song,"]] however, was a simpering, pandering, [[TastesLikeDiabetes vomitously saccharine]], miserably written, glacial, insipid, and overly repetitive trainwreck bearing [[ClicheStorm cliché after cliché after cliché]] and an off-key guitar solo.
* "[[http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/10/01/honey-boo-boo-music-video_n_8226116.html Movin' Up]] by Honey Boo Boo is another blatant attempt by the child pageant and reality tv star to stay famous. The song consists of Honey Boo Boo warbling incoherently into a mic. Huffington Post described it as diabolical.
* Jenna Rose's "My Jeans". She sings about this pair of jeans she wants and that apparently every celebrity wears, throwing in anecdotes about her "swag" and how celebrities "wore those jeans just like me". Her voice is so {{Autotune}}d that it's enough to make you wonder if she even sang on it, with the beat often overpowering her voice. In addition, there's the [[AWildRapperAppears token rap]] in the middle. [[CoversAlwaysLie The cover of the single]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking doesn't even have Jenna wearing jeans]]. [=JuniorfanReturns=] bashes the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl1uFMEL0ds here]].
* Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki released a charity song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_dbcPMsK_Q "Oxygen"]]. As a Website/YouTube commenter put it, she sounds like a "retarded robot" in the song. The lyrics are awful as well.
* What happens when Creator/LeaMichele is possessed by Music/NickiMinaj, who in turn is possessed by a drug addict? You get Shira's "[[https://youtu.be/FICMXXm-hgg Pound On My Muffin]]", an amazing train-wreck of a song that is about as sexy as [[NauseaFuel your grandma's autopsy]]. Watch WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow rip it and its music video a new hole [[https://vimeo.com/91189545 here]].
* While the entirety of the album ''Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven'' by Music/KidCudi can be spared since there are fans that defend the album, there are not even hardcore fans that can defend [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_7eofl08ZI "The Return of Chip Douglas (Demo)"]] for being on here in the first place. While most of the songs from that album can be considered by some to at least be SoBadItsGood, The Return of Chip Douglas just takes the issues that makes most of the songs there be in that range and just increases it tenfold between a repetitive acoustic guitar four-note loop (scrapes included), nasally vocals that also sound real whiny, laughable at best lyrics, and an ending where he's just more yelling incoherently than anything else (which one YouTube commenter best describes as Kid Cudi making wild animal noises).
* [[https://youtu.be/OzsGmdmhDTI Ontroerend Goed's Sirens]] sound absolutely nothing like the sirens from Greek Mythology. Rather, their sound seems to be the result of what would happen if a howler monkey gave birth to an ambulance. [[DontExplainTheJoke In other words, they sound like a DIFFERENT kind of siren]].
* Brian Wilson's (yes, the one from Music/TheBeachBoys) song "Smart Girls", released only as a radio promo from the unreleased album ''Sweet Insanity'', in which Brian ''raps'' over samples from many of his earlier hits. The results are… [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz0SnpN_O00 sad.]] Unsurprisingly, Creator/SireRecords point-blank rejected the album once they heard it. In the interests of total fairness, it is important to add that Brian at this point was dominated by [[TheSvengali his Svengali-like]], highly unethical "therapist" Eugene Landy, whose meddling behaviour was already known, and remarked on by Andy Paley during the sessions for Brian's solo SelfTitledAlbum. At least one good thing came out of the ''Sweet Insanity'' fiasco - it resulted in a lawsuit that allowed Brian to disentangle himself from Landy and later undergo a CareerResurrection, while Landy himself was hit with more legal action and lost his medical license due to the gross malpractice and abuses that he had indulged in towards Brian.
* [[XtremeKoolLetterz X-tReMe PoWeR]] is a band composed of children [[TotallyRadical trying to]] [[RuleAbidingRebel be cool]], and their only song, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeQUlr4Xc3s Respect and Obey Authority]]", reflects this. On a technical level, the vocals switch between monotone and sing-songy, the instrumental is repetitive and bland, and the rhymes lack in variety or creativity. It's also a spectacular example of a CluelessAesop: the lyrics sound like something a dictator would say to their people ("[[BlindObedience Do what [we] say, and everything will be okay]]!"). Naturally, [=YouTube=] commenters assume this is propaganda.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59YdPucCkZU She's Mad]]" by independent rapper [=PtheG=]. Put on [=YouTube=] in mid-2009, and eventually brought to the attention of Website/{{Fark}} under the headline "Worst. AutoTune. Ever," the song briefly brought [=PtheG=] a lot of attention based on the utter discord of the song. The music already defies melody, but the garbled autotune makes it virtually unlistenable. But you gotta love those shades.
* Ex-Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams tried to reinvent herself as DarkerAndEdgier in an apparent attempt to cash in on ''Rated R''-era Music/{{Rihanna}}, but instead comes off as the most vapid female on Earth. Here it is: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J96ujGstSUw Spectacular.]]" A touching tribute to binge drinking, unprotected sex with strangers, and date rape. Sample lyrics: ''"Last I remember I was [[ShoutOut face down, ass up]], clothes off"''. Brings a lump to your throat, doesn't it? Not only did it effectively [[CreatorKiller end her career]], she eventually tried to justify making it by claiming that it's actually a protest against the behaviors in the song.
* The Ex-Girlfriends' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpztDCJ-ZMk "We Are The Party"]] tries to reach for Black Eyed Peas or LMFAO-level catchiness but fails horribly. Both the beat and lyrics are just awful.
* Gnesa's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF2o5RDkq9A "Wilder"]] suffers from terrible, off-key singing; downright ear-screeching instrumentals; and horrible visuals. The director must have realized this since he obviously attempted to hide her voice using extremely loud background music. And it doesn't help that whoever posted the video hired a bunch of people to post fake positive comments. Ratings are disabled, and any negative comment would get deleted. Watch Danny Korcz from Audio Abominations [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hVVpFB84Kw tearing this song apart.]]

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* In the 1990s, Komar, Melamid and Dave Soldier carried out a set of polls of the American public: One concerning what people generally liked the most in music, one concerning what they generally hated. From this, they composed two songs. "The Most Unwanted Song" was the better of the two by a long shot (details can be found [[SoBadItsGood/{{Music}} here]]) [[http://ubu.'''[[http://ubu.artmob.ca/sound/komar_melamid/KomarMelamid_The-Most-Wanted-Song.mp3 "The Most Wanted Song,"]] Song,"]]''' however, was a simpering, pandering, [[TastesLikeDiabetes vomitously saccharine]], miserably written, glacial, insipid, and overly repetitive trainwreck bearing [[ClicheStorm cliché after cliché after cliché]] and an off-key guitar solo.
* "[[http://www.'''[[http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/10/01/honey-boo-boo-music-video_n_8226116.html Movin' Up]] "Movin' Up"]]''' by Honey Boo Boo is another blatant attempt by the child pageant and reality tv star to stay famous. The song consists of Honey Boo Boo warbling incoherently into a mic. Huffington Post described it as diabolical.
* Jenna Rose's "My Jeans".'''"My Jeans"'''. She sings about this pair of jeans she wants and that apparently every celebrity wears, throwing in anecdotes about her "swag" and how celebrities "wore those jeans just like me". Her voice is so {{Autotune}}d that it's enough to make you wonder if she even sang on it, with the beat often overpowering her voice. In addition, there's the [[AWildRapperAppears token rap]] in the middle. [[CoversAlwaysLie The cover of the single]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking doesn't even have Jenna wearing jeans]]. [=JuniorfanReturns=] bashes the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl1uFMEL0ds here]].
* Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki released a charity song called [[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_dbcPMsK_Q "Oxygen"]]."Oxygen"]]'''. As a Website/YouTube commenter put it, she sounds like a "retarded robot" in the song. The lyrics are awful as well.
* What happens when Creator/LeaMichele is possessed by Music/NickiMinaj, who in turn is possessed by a drug addict? You get Shira's "[[https://youtu.'''"[[https://youtu.be/FICMXXm-hgg Pound On My Muffin]]", Muffin]]"''', an amazing train-wreck of a song that is about as sexy as [[NauseaFuel your grandma's autopsy]]. Watch WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow rip it and its music video a new hole [[https://vimeo.com/91189545 here]].
* While the entirety of the album ''Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven'' by Music/KidCudi can be spared since there are fans that defend the album, there are not even hardcore fans that can defend [[https://www.'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_7eofl08ZI "The Return of Chip Douglas (Demo)"]] (Demo)"]]''' for being on here in the first place. While most of the songs from that album can be considered by some to at least be SoBadItsGood, The Return of Chip Douglas just takes the issues that makes most of the songs there be in that range and just increases it tenfold between a repetitive acoustic guitar four-note loop (scrapes included), nasally vocals that also sound real whiny, laughable at best lyrics, and an ending where he's just more yelling incoherently than anything else (which one YouTube commenter best describes as Kid Cudi making wild animal noises).
* [[https://youtu.'''[[https://youtu.be/OzsGmdmhDTI Ontroerend Goed's Sirens]] Sirens]]''' sound absolutely nothing like the sirens from Greek Mythology. Rather, their sound seems to be the result of what would happen if a howler monkey gave birth to an ambulance. [[DontExplainTheJoke In other words, they sound like a DIFFERENT kind of siren]].
* Brian Wilson's (yes, the one from Music/TheBeachBoys) song "Smart Girls", '''"Smart Girls"''', released only as a radio promo from the unreleased album ''Sweet Insanity'', in which Brian ''raps'' over samples from many of his earlier hits. The results are… [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz0SnpN_O00 sad.]] Unsurprisingly, Creator/SireRecords point-blank rejected the album once they heard it. In the interests of total fairness, it is important to add that Brian at this point was dominated by [[TheSvengali his Svengali-like]], highly unethical "therapist" Eugene Landy, whose meddling behaviour was already known, and remarked on by Andy Paley during the sessions for Brian's solo SelfTitledAlbum. At least one good thing came out of the ''Sweet Insanity'' fiasco - it resulted in a lawsuit that allowed Brian to disentangle himself from Landy and later undergo a CareerResurrection, while Landy himself was hit with more legal action and lost his medical license due to the gross malpractice and abuses that he had indulged in towards Brian.
* [[XtremeKoolLetterz X-tReMe PoWeR]] is a band composed of children [[TotallyRadical trying to]] [[RuleAbidingRebel be cool]], and their only song, "[[https://www.'''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeQUlr4Xc3s Respect and Obey Authority]]", Authority]]"''', reflects this. On a technical level, the vocals switch between monotone and sing-songy, the instrumental is repetitive and bland, and the rhymes lack in variety or creativity. It's also a spectacular example of a CluelessAesop: the lyrics sound like something a dictator would say to their people ("[[BlindObedience Do what [we] say, and everything will be okay]]!"). Naturally, [=YouTube=] commenters assume this is propaganda.
* "[[https://www.'''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59YdPucCkZU She's Mad]]" Mad]]"''' by independent rapper [=PtheG=]. Put on [=YouTube=] in mid-2009, and eventually brought to the attention of Website/{{Fark}} under the headline "Worst. AutoTune. Ever," the song briefly brought [=PtheG=] a lot of attention based on the utter discord of the song. The music already defies melody, but the garbled autotune makes it virtually unlistenable. But you gotta love those shades.
* Ex-Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams tried to reinvent herself as DarkerAndEdgier in an apparent attempt to cash in on ''Rated R''-era Music/{{Rihanna}}, but instead comes off as the most vapid female on Earth. Here it is: "[[http://www.'''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J96ujGstSUw Spectacular.]]" ]]"''' A touching tribute to binge drinking, unprotected sex with strangers, and date rape. Sample lyrics: ''"Last I remember I was [[ShoutOut face down, ass up]], clothes off"''. Brings a lump to your throat, doesn't it? Not only did it effectively [[CreatorKiller end her career]], she eventually tried to justify making it by claiming that it's actually a protest against the behaviors in the song.
* The Ex-Girlfriends' [[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpztDCJ-ZMk "We Are The Party"]] Party"]]''' tries to reach for Black Eyed Peas or LMFAO-level catchiness but fails horribly. Both the beat and lyrics are just awful.
* Gnesa's [[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF2o5RDkq9A "Wilder"]] "Wilder"]]''' suffers from terrible, off-key singing; downright ear-screeching instrumentals; and horrible visuals. The director must have realized this since he obviously attempted to hide her voice using extremely loud background music. And it doesn't help that whoever posted the video hired a bunch of people to post fake positive comments. Ratings are disabled, and any negative comment would get deleted. Watch Danny Korcz from Audio Abominations [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hVVpFB84Kw tearing this song apart.]]
26th Nov '17 9:01:43 PM SwimToTheMoon
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* The 2017 Grammys had a lot of memorable moments, from stage mics not working, to a stunning Prince tribute. But one moment that was memorable for the completely ''wrong'' reasons was an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQVNsTnku5c inexplicable mash-up]] of Music/KelseaBallerini's "Peter Pan" and Music/LukasGraham's "7 Years", performed by Graham and Ballerini themselves. Both artists looked awkward, extremely uncomfortable together with absolutely zero chemistry whatsoever, but that's not even the worst part: the performance itself was absolutely ''abysmal''. For one, both songs have different time signatures on their own, requiring Ballerini to have to butcher the tempo of her own song just for it to fit. Neither song seemed to mesh well together and both had extremely differing stage presences; Ballerini's more reserved approach contrasted greatly with Graham's bombastic singing and vocal noodling, even singing ''way outside his range'' at one point just to show off his pipes ''on a song that didn't even warrant it''. Its presence in Best/Worst of the Grammys is either in the "Worst" or "weirdest" section, and fans of either artist didn't react more kindly either.
23rd Nov '17 11:54:27 AM Twentington
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* Music/GunsNRoses is generally considered to be one of the greatest rock bands ever, if one ignores the fanbase-splitting "Chinese Democracy"-album. However, before recording "Appetite For Destruction", they did a number of demo-recordings, which have subsequently been leaked to the public. One collection of those is entitled "Practice For Destruction", and features a bunch of really awful recordings, although many of the songs are still good songs. From "Welcome To The Jungle" played at a much slower tempo to a "acoustic guitar-version" of "November Rain" where the guitar is so low in the mix that it might as well not be there at all, the only redeeming quality to the collection is that they're practice-recordings that never even made it to mixing.
23rd Nov '17 2:14:15 AM InTheGallbladder
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* 2017's Fyre Festival, co-founded by Ja Rule and Billy [=McFarland=], was almost impressive in its own right for how much of an unbridled disaster it was. It was a promotional event for [=McFarland's=] Fyre music booking app. Tickets started at $1200 and went as high as ''$250,000'' for what was promised to be a luxurious 3-day festival with headliners like Music/Blink182, on the private [[UsefulNotes/TheBahamas Bahamian]] island of Great Exuma. The event promised accommodations in "modern, eco-friendly, geodesic domes" and gourmet meals from chefs. The event was supposed to be "cashless and cardless," with $1,500 wristbands covering the incidentals. However, since at least mid-March, there were reports circulating about significant problems with the planning.\\
At one point, the committee decided to outright cancel the 2017 festival in favor of working to perfect a 2018 one; they later went back on this idea completely. By mid-April, it was reported that there were issues with artists not being paid, and that the event had failed to acquire a complete lineup. Blink-182, the first weekend's headlining band, pulled out last-minute--they couldn't do an ideal show under the Fest's conditions. Word soon broke out that Great Exuma was actually within walking distance of a chain hotel. Attendees took a chartered flight to Exuma International Airport, and were greeted with a half-built, understaffed scene described as an "impromptu beach party," a long performance by a local band, and the announcement that the festival was postponed and the attendees would be sent back ASAP.\\

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* 2017's Fyre Festival, co-founded by Ja Rule and Billy [=McFarland=], was almost impressive in its own right for how much of an unbridled disaster it was. It was a promotional event for [=McFarland's=] Fyre music booking app. Tickets started at $1200 and went as high as ''$250,000'' for what was promised to be a luxurious 3-day festival with headliners like Music/Blink182, on Great Exuma in UsefulNotes/TheBahamas, which the event advertised as a private [[UsefulNotes/TheBahamas Bahamian]] island of Great Exuma.island. The event promised accommodations in "modern, eco-friendly, geodesic domes" and gourmet meals from chefs. The event was supposed to be "cashless and cardless," with $1,500 wristbands covering the incidentals. However, since at least mid-March, there were reports circulating about significant problems with the planning.\\
At one point, the committee decided to outright cancel the 2017 festival in favor of working to perfect a 2018 one; they later went back on this idea completely. By mid-April, it was reported that there were issues with artists not being paid, and that the event had failed to acquire a complete lineup. Blink-182, the first weekend's headlining band, pulled out last-minute--they couldn't do an ideal show under the Fest's conditions. Word soon broke out that Great Exuma the stage was actually within walking distance of a chain hotel. Attendees took a chartered flight to Exuma International Airport, and were greeted with a half-built, understaffed scene described as an "impromptu beach party," party." After a long performance by a local band, and the announcement staff announced that the festival was postponed and the attendees would be sent back ASAP.\\



* If [=TomorrowWorld=] 2015 is the electronic music festival equivalent of Woodstock '99, then the 2010 edition of Love Parade is the equivalent of Altamont. The venue wasn't built to accomodate a full quarter of the projected turnout. In the meantime, there was at most one person on crowd control for every 310 attendants. The end result was that the crowd spun hopelessly out of control, and over 500 people got trampled, 21 of them to death. [[FranchiseKiller The festival was permanently cancelled]] and charges of gross negligence were filed against the organizers, though those were later dropped when the prosecutors couldn't successfully link the negligence to the deaths, or pin the charges on the organizers.

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* If [=TomorrowWorld=] 2015 is the electronic music festival equivalent of Woodstock '99, then the 2010 edition of Love Parade is the equivalent of Altamont. The venue wasn't built to accomodate a full quarter of the projected turnout. In the meantime, there was at most one person on crowd control for every 310 attendants. The end result was that the crowd spun hopelessly out of control, and over 500 people got trampled, 21 of them to death. [[FranchiseKiller The festival was permanently cancelled]] and charges of gross negligence were filed against the organizers, though those were later dropped when the prosecutors couldn't successfully link the negligence to the deaths, or pin the said charges on the organizers.organizers' behavior.
22nd Nov '17 2:37:44 PM TheDeadSkin
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* Similar to the Music/{{Cryptopsy}} example above, Music/SuicideSilence's self titled release. While Suicide Silence themselves were a divisive act, they still were respected, especially with their risky decision to continue the band with Eddie Hermida following [[AuthorExistenceFailure the death of original vocalist Mitch Lucker]]. The self titled has been met with ''very'' negative reviews due to very flimsy GenreAdultery change from {{Deathcore}} to ''{{Nu Metal}}'', even [[http://exclaim.ca/music/article/suicide_silence-suicide_silence one reviewing saying it's "a garage band sloppily covering Korn and Deftones through a microphone they found in a dumpster"]] and Rock Sound saying [[http://www.rocksound.tv/reviews/read/suicide-silence-suicide-silence the band got rid of everything that made them good]]. Hermida's attempts to do clean vocals such as "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQgMTuyjATk Doris"]] and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_qNVDOeCag Dying in a Red Room]]" are botched to an incredibly degree and the instrumentation is so messy that it makes [[InsultToRocks Limp Bizkit look like Picasso]], worse considering it comes off more as a JumpingTheShark moment due to [[Music/BringMeTheHorizon another band doing the similar thing but with more success]].
* ''Music/VanHalen III''. Despite being with successful HairMetal outfit {{Music/Extreme}}, Gary Cherone -- the group's third singer, thus giving the album its title -- sounds like a half-hearted Sammy Hagar. ''Rolling Stone'' gave it two stars out of five and Robert Christgau gave the album a bomb. Fan reception was hardly any better -- there are more people on Amazon who rated it one star out of five (about 40% of all reviews) than any of the others. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen There were plans for another Van Halen album with Cherone]], but this went no further than a few demos. And that explains a lot why [[CanonDiscontinuity the band wants to forget its existence]].

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* Similar to the Music/{{Cryptopsy}} example above, Music/SuicideSilence's self titled release. While Suicide Silence themselves were a divisive act, they still were respected, especially with their risky decision to continue the band with Eddie Hermida following [[AuthorExistenceFailure the death of original vocalist Mitch Lucker]]. The self titled has been met with ''very'' negative reviews due to very flimsy GenreAdultery change from {{Deathcore}} to ''{{Nu Metal}}'', even [[http://exclaim.ca/music/article/suicide_silence-suicide_silence one reviewing saying it's "a garage band sloppily covering Korn and Deftones through a microphone they found in a dumpster"]] and Rock Sound saying [[http://www.rocksound.tv/reviews/read/suicide-silence-suicide-silence the band got rid of everything that made them good]]. Hermida's attempts to do clean vocals such as "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQgMTuyjATk Doris"]] and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_qNVDOeCag Dying in a Red Room]]" are botched to an incredibly degree botched, and the instrumentation is so messy that it makes [[InsultToRocks Limp Bizkit look like Picasso]], worse considering it comes off more as a JumpingTheShark moment due to Picasso]]. Considering [[Music/BringMeTheHorizon another band doing the similar thing but band]] did all this with more success]].
better results, it just feels like Suicide Silence [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]].
* ''Music/VanHalen III''. Despite being with successful HairMetal outfit {{Music/Extreme}}, Gary Cherone -- the group's third singer, thus giving the album its title -- sounds like a half-hearted Sammy Hagar. ''Rolling Stone'' gave it two stars out of five and Robert Christgau gave the album a bomb. Fan reception was hardly any better -- there are more people on Amazon who rated it one star out of five (about 40% of all reviews) than any of the others. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen There were plans for another Van Halen album with Cherone]], but this went no further than a few demos. And that explains a lot why [[OldShame No wonder]] [[CanonDiscontinuity it's been deleted from the band wants to forget its existence]].
band's discography]].
20th Nov '17 5:38:08 AM TheDeadSkin
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* ''Film/TheFaculty'' featured a cover of Music/PinkFloyd's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBIzHB2gMLI "Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2"]] by a {{supergroup}} named Class Of '99, composed of Tom Morello of Music/RageAgainstTheMachine on lead guitar, Stephen Perkins of Music/JanesAddiction on drums, Martyn [=LeNoble=] of Porno for Pyros on bass, and last but not least, Layne Staley of Music/AliceInChains on vocals. On paper, a supergroup composed of members of some of the biggest AlternativeRock and metal bands of TheNineties covering Pink Floyd's famous anti-authority anthem would be awesome, right?\\\
There was just one massive problem: Staley's vocals are absolutely, dreadfully bad. Staley, deep in the throes of drug addiction and suffering from health problems and missing teeth, lazily slurs his way through the song and sounds almost completely monotone, as if he was bored and had no idea what he was doing there. Even the famous line "HEY! TEACHERS! LEAVE THESE KIDS ALONE!" is fairly mute in this version. It's a tragic monument to the downward spiral that Staley had fallen into by that point; this would be the last song he'd ever record before his death from a drug overdose four years later. It's notable that, while the other band members all filmed their appearances specifically for the video, the shots of Staley were all taken from archival footage from the 1995 Mad Season concert ''Live at The Moore'' (Mad Season being another supergroup he was involved in). To show how the vocals ruin it, the soundtrack also features an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWJfQWHUNTk instrumental cover of Parts 1 and 2 of "Another Brick In The Wall".]] While [[EndingFatigue overtly long]], there's nothing wrong with the performance, which is a pretty solid and moody alt-rock rendition of the song. Then the video there changes to the full version around the five-minute mark...

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* ''Film/TheFaculty'' featured a cover of Music/PinkFloyd's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBIzHB2gMLI "Another Brick In The in the Wall, Part 2"]] by a the {{supergroup}} named Class Of of '99, composed of with [[Music/RageAgainstTheMachine Tom Morello of Music/RageAgainstTheMachine Morello]] on lead guitar, [[Music/JanesAddiction Stephen Perkins of Music/JanesAddiction Perkins]] on drums, Martyn [=LeNoble=] of Porno for Pyros on bass, and last but not least, [[Music/AliceInChains Layne Staley of Music/AliceInChains Staley]] on vocals. On paper, a A supergroup composed of with members of some of the biggest AlternativeRock and metal bands of TheNineties covering Pink Floyd's famous anti-authority anthem would be awesome, right?\\\
There was just one massive problem:
sounds like a great idea...\\\
Except
Staley's vocals are absolutely, dreadfully bad. Staley, deep in the throes of drug addiction and suffering from addiction, with health problems and missing teeth, lazily slurs his way through the song and sounds almost completely monotone, as if he was like he's bored and had has no idea what he was he's doing there. Even the famous line "HEY! "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis HEY! TEACHERS! LEAVE THESE KIDS ALONE!" ALONE!]]" is fairly mute in this version. quiet here. It's a tragic monument to the downward spiral that Staley had fallen into by that point; then; this would be was the last song he'd he ever record recorded before his death from a drug overdose four years later. It's notable that, Notice that while the other band members all filmed their appearances specifically for the video, the shots of Staley were all taken from archival footage from the 1995 of Mad Season concert Season's ''Live at The the Moore'' (Mad Season being another supergroup he was involved in). concert in 1995. To show how the vocals ruin it, affected this track, the soundtrack also features an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWJfQWHUNTk instrumental cover of Parts 1 and 2 of "Another Brick In The in the Wall".]] While [[EndingFatigue overtly overly long]], there's nothing wrong with the performance, which is a pretty solid and moody alt-rock rendition of the song.rendition. Then the video there changes to the full version around the five-minute mark...
18th Nov '17 7:32:59 PM TheDeadSkin
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* The album, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKjOJuPjiu4 "Poser Holocaust" by Thrash or Die]], is infamous on the Metal Archives with a general rating of ''0%''. The album suffers from [[MostAnnoyingSound super-obnoxious vocals]], weak repetitive ThrashMetal riffs repeated throughout the album, generic party lyrics, low production values, and being generally dated. The band later improved slightly but this is a horrid debut.

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* The album, [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKjOJuPjiu4 "Poser Holocaust" com/watch?v=kV93Gh1jmuM Poser Holocaust]]'', by Thrash or Die]], is infamous on the Metal Archives with Die, has a ''0%'' general rating of ''0%''. on Metal Archives. The album suffers from [[MostAnnoyingSound super-obnoxious obnoxious vocals]], weak and repetitive ThrashMetal riffs repeated throughout the album, generic party lyrics, low production values, and being a generally dated.dated feel. The band later improved slightly but this is a horrid debut.
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