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26 December 2017
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Hey Everybody! Here on this forum we talk about some albums that you feel are underrated in some way. This is also a great way to introduce people to your tastes outside of Beatlehood

 

Here are mine

 

Looking Glass- S/T (They did Brandy which was a big hit in '72)

Prince- Controversy

The McCoys- You Make Me Feel So Good

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Elvis Presley- Live At Madison Square Garden

Strawberry Alarm Clock- Wake Up. . . It's Tomorrow

Ramones- Road to Ruin

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Let's see... Hunky Dory by David Bowie is amazing, and seems to be a bit underrated, as I've never really heard anyone say anything about it before.

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The Beach Boys Today! is highly underrated in my opinion. As is Bob Dylan’s Planet Waves. 

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Panic! At The Disco's "Pretty. Odd." Hugely Beatles influenced, yet overlooked because of how different it is to their usual style. 

The Young Vein's "Take A Vacation". Made by the members of Panic! At The Disco who wanted to continue their 60s revivalism.

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Continuing the theme of great albums made by ex-emo musicians, here's the frontman of My Chemical Romance's great solo album, Hesitant Alien. Huge Britpop vibe with some really great tunes like "Brother" and "No Shows".

The Stone Roses' "Second Coming". Ultimately a flawed album, yet containing several genius tracks.

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It's been a while since this has been written but Prince's The Gold Experience is underrated

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50yearslate said
Beatles For Sale

  

In the Beatles canon and everywhere else i have to agree. It's my 2nd favorite of the Early Beatles Era

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Here's a chart of albums that are, in my opinion, highly underrated.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8You really like making those charts, don't you 😉

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I love seeing S.F. Sorrow on the list. Now that is an underrated album. 

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I'll go out on a limb here and say that Reality is underrated. 

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50yearslate said
I'll go out on a limb here and say that Reality is underrated. 

  

I've only listened to that one once. I'll need to give it another listen

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8It's really good. Of the two Bowie albums I've heard, it's my favorite.

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Another underrated one from Bowie is Diamond Dogs. I love that album so much

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TheWalrusWasBrian said
Let's see... Hunky Dory by David Bowie is amazing, and seems to be a bit underrated, as I've never really heard anyone say anything about it before.  

I would dispute that. I think it's one of his more acclaimed, actually. (It has frickin' Life On Mars? Changes, Oh! You Pretty Things, Queen Bitch, etc. etc. on it, it'd be hard to underrate it.)

Now, Diamond Dogs, Heathen, Black Tie White Noise, and I daresay Station to Station are underrated. (Though some of you might not believe it, the way I carry on about S2S -- I'm trying to make up for it. a-hard-days-night-george-10)

@QuarryMan, I loved seeing The ArchAndroid on your chart. It's a terrific piece of work. john-lennon-salute_gif

I would say that Wild Life (Wings) and Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, and to a lesser extent Animals and The Division Bell by Pink Floyd are underrated.'

Edit: Made this post before seeing PurplishRain's above. Great minds john-lennon-salute_gif

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It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

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Beatlebug said

Edit: Made this post before seeing PurplishRain's above. Great minds john-lennon-salute_gif

  

Indeed

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Maroon 5's Songs About Jane.

While most of us know them as a shitty overrated pop sellouts who create terrible music, their debut album is really awesome, mixing pop rock with elements of funk and soul to create a really unique sound. It's a real shame they let fame get to their heads and destroy the quality of their music.

I'd especially recommend This Love and Shiver.

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Lotsa great albums mentioned on this thread so far, specially on Qman's chart...

...but, as Beatlebug did with the '70s Bowie masterpieces she mentioned, I take issue with the notion that many of these are *overrated*, as opposed to merely being underknown by the larger public. Like, I don't think I've ever seen a non-five-star review of that third Velvets album, or of the NY Dolls or those Big Star albums. I guess. And yet I don't think either of those four have sold even 100,000 copies after nearly a half-century of availability (actually much less, since they were out of print for much of that time). Which means that they've *technically* been underrated by MILLIONS who have never even had the opportunity to hear (of) them! From a certain point of view...

On the other hand, the bulk of jazz purists certainly hated Miles' "On The Corner" in 1972, however much it's now considered a visionary masterpiece, way ahead of its time. So I guess critical consensus being in flux and all that, and critical tastes often differing from popularity, blah blah blah...I really don't know what I'm ineptly trying to say here, other than "'overrated' is a bit of a nebulous concept". And that I always love seeing evidence of overlap in between my personal collection and those of other pudlians. (Pharoah Sanders, woo!)

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50yearslate said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8You really like making those charts, don't you 😉

  

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PurplishRain said
I love seeing S.F. Sorrow on the list. Now that is an underrated album. 

  

For sure. I believe it beat Tommy by a few months as the first rock opera, and is far better in my opinion. It's a crime that 'Bracelets of Fingers' isn't held up with the very best tracks of the psychedelic era.

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@QuarryMan, I loved seeing The ArchAndroid on your chart. It's a terrific piece of work. john-lennon-salute_gif  

Isn't it great? I love Afrofuturism as an artistic concept, I get the feeling Monae's work inspired the Black Panther movie in some ways. Her last album was really great too. 

Von Bontee said
Lotsa great albums mentioned on this thread so far, specially on Qman's chart...

...but, as Beatlebug did with the '70s Bowie masterpieces she mentioned, I take issue with the notion that many of these are *overrated*, as opposed to merely being underknown by the larger public. Like, I don't think I've ever seen a non-five-star review of that third Velvets album, or of the NY Dolls or those Big Star albums. I guess. And yet I don't think either of those four have sold even 100,000 copies after nearly a half-century of availability (actually much less, since they were out of print for much of that time). Which means that they've *technically* been underrated by MILLIONS who have never even had the opportunity to hear (of) them! From a certain point of view...

On the other hand, the bulk of jazz purists certainly hated Miles' "On The Corner" in 1972, however much it's now considered a visionary masterpiece, way ahead of its time. So I guess critical consensus being in flux and all that, and critical tastes often differing from popularity, blah blah blah...I really don't know what I'm ineptly trying to say here, other than "'overrated' is a bit of a nebulous concept". And that I always love seeing evidence of overlap in between my personal collection and those of other pudlians. (Pharoah Sanders, woo!)

  

I think the reason I included the third VU album is simply to get it some attention over the clamour of people expressing their love for the banana album. I think all four albums are great, but the songwriting on the third one is so affecting that it deserves more recognition than it gets. Not to mention they still haven't sold nearly as many records as they deserve to. 

I think it comes down to making a distinction between critically underrating something and commercially underrating it, but I guess the ones I listed are a mixture of both. I can see why critics hated On The Corner, given how far it was from jazz, but I think Big Star in particular is the one that most stings, given how much commercial appeal they had. "Thirteen", "In The Street" (which @PurplishRain may know as the theme from That 70s Show) "September Gurls" and "The Ballad of El Goodo" are all such amazing pop songs that deserved to chart well. 

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Beatlebug said

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Let's see... Hunky Dory by David Bowie is amazing, and seems to be a bit underrated, as I've never really heard anyone say anything about it before.  

I would dispute that. I think it's one of his more acclaimed, actually. (It has frickin' Life On Mars? Changes, Oh! You Pretty Things, Queen Bitch, etc. etc. on it, it'd be hard to underrate it.)

i was thinking, "oof, who said that," before i realized, "oh, that's me."

 

Now, Diamond Dogs, Heathen, Black Tie White Noise, and I daresay Station to Station are underrated. (Though some of you might not believe it, the way I carry on about S2S -- I'm trying to make up for it. a-hard-days-night-george-10)

DIAMOND DOGS IS SO GREAT. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. it's even greater if you've read 1984. aH.

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