The Listening Queue – Damned to Hell

Following on from this post – this post will list all albums that failed to impress me on an arbitrary amount of listens (some don’t even make it half way through the first listen).

Please don’t ask me to explain to you why I don’t like a record you like. I probably have already forgotten about it, this list pretty much exists only to entertain you and act as a record log for myself – so when someone asks me hey have you ever listened to record XYZ I can in a moment of self-doubt check this list and tell them uh yeah, I didn’t uh really like it – sorry (because I am too kind to tell them, no fuckface that record was so bad that I had to sit in silence for 24 hours just to reset my damn hearing, the fuck is wrong with you – we can’t be friends, please leave me be with my objectively terrible taste in music).

In short, anything listed below gets a solid 1/5 or 2/5 rating from me. As Discogs doesn’t permit 0/5 ratings then 1/5, are most likely a 0/5 and then all the 2/5’s are actually 1/5’s.

Note: Most of this list has been compiled over a 10 year period, there are probably things in here that don’t deserve the rating they have, and then there are ones that 100% do. Things can come out from hell and possibly move into my collection.

The Following Albums Missed the Mark

Please don’t waste your time going on a tirade about how one of your favorite albums is listed below – I’m sure it is good, and I’m wrong and you’re right. The thing you have to remember with art is that everyone’s tastes are different. I’ll be the first to admit that my tastes are probably a little retarded and nonsensical but that is just the way I am.

Anyway, if an album appears below it means that I have given it at least 1 good listen all the way through and decided that it is not for me. Some albums on here I have given more than that (indicated by *’s) – sometimes its just not the right time in my life for this album, or maybe I can’t connect with it on any level.

  • 36 Crazyfists – The Tide And Its Takers (Ferret, 2008)
  • About Group – Start & Complete (Domino, 2011)
  • Absent Kid – I Burnt Down The Family Business (Fierce Panda, 2005)
  • Absolute – Absolute (AFM, 2007)
  • Agathodaimon – Phoenix (Massacre, 2009)
  • The Aloof – Seeking Pleasure (EastWest, 1998) *
  • American Hi-Fi – American Hi-Fi (Mercury, 2001) **
  • Amerie – Because I Love It (Columbia, 2007)
  • Andy Williams – The Love Songs (Columbia, 1997) *
  • Annihilator – All For You (AFM, 2004)
  • ANR – Stay Kids (Something In Consideration, 2010)
  • Anthony Moore – Flying Doesn’t Help (Quango, 1979)
  • A$AP Ferg – Still Striving (RCA, 2018) *
  • Athele – Tourist (EMI, 2005) ***
  • Augury – Fragmentary Evidence (Nuclear Blast, 2009) *
  • Avenged Sevenfold – City of Evil (Warner, 2005)
  • Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour Of Bewilderbeast (Twisted Nerve, 2000)
  • Bal-Sagoth – The Chthonic Chronicles (Nuclear Blast, 2006)
  • Band Of Horses – Infinite Arms (Columbia, 2010)
  • Barenaked Ladies – Everything To Everyone (Reprise, 2003)
  • Beenie Man – Tropical Storm (Virgin, 2002)
  • Beth Orton – Daybreaker (Astralwerks, 2002)
  • The Big Pink – A Brief History of Love (4AD, 2009)
  • Black Kids – Partie Traumatic (AlmostGold, 2008)
  • Blur – Blur (Food, 1997)
  • TheBoxerRebellion – Union (Self-Released, 2009)
  • Boy Hits Car – Boy Hits Car (Wind-Up, 2001)
  • Braindead Sound Machine – Come Down From The Hills And Make My Baby (Torso, 1991)
  • The Buggles – The Age of Plastic (Island, 1980)
  • Cate Le Bon – Crab Day (Drag City, 2016)
  • Celine Dion – The Collector’s Series Volume One (Columbia, 2000)
  • Chris De Burgh – The Ultimate Collection – Notes From Planet Earth (A&M, 2001)
  • Clarence Carter – Dr. C.C. (Ichiban, 1986)
  • Connan Mockasin – Caramel (Phantasy Sound, 2013)
  • Crossfade – Crossfade (Columbia, 2004)
  • Cold – Superfiction (Eleven SEven, 2011)
  • Coldplay – A Rush of Blood To The Head (Parlophone, 2002)
  • Coke Weed ‎– Mary Weaver (Beyond Is Beyond, 2015)
  • The Cooper Temple Clause – See This Through And Leave (Morning, 2002)
  • Crowded House – Woodface (Captiol, 1991)
  • CSS – Cansei De Ser Sexy (Sub Pop, 2005)
  • CSS – La Liberación (V2, 2011)
  • The Cure – 4:13 Dream (Suretone, 2008) ****
  • The Cure – Mixed Up (Fiction, 1990) ***
  • Darren Hayes – Spin (Columbia, 2002)
  • Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti-, 2018)
  • Deep Blue Something – Home (Interscope, 1995)
  • Dilated Peoples – Expansion Team (Captiol, 2001)
  • Dope – American Apathy (Artemis, 2005)
  • Dr. Hook – Rising (Mercury, 1980) **
  • Drowning Pool – Full Circle (Eleven Seven, 2007)
  • Dunes – Noctiluca (Post Present Medium, 2012)
  • Eagle-Eye Cherry – Desireless (Superstudio, 1998)
  • Ed Harcourt – Here Be Monsters (Heavenly, 2001) *
  • Eddi Reader – Eddi Reader (Blanco Y Negro, 1994)
  • Edgewater – South of Sideways (Wind-Up, 2004) **
  • Emmure – Felony (Victory, 2009)
  • Emperor X – Western Teleport (Bar/None, 2011)
  • Eternal – Always & Forever (EMI, 1993)
  • Everything But The Girl – The Language Of Life (Blanco Y Negro, 1990)
  • Falling Up – Dawn Escapes (BEC Recordings, 2005)
  • Field Music – Tones Of Town (Memphis Industries, 2007)
  • Fieldy’s Dreams – Rock n Roll Gangster (Epic, 2002)
  • Finch – What It Is To Burn (MCA, 2002)
  • Finger Eleven – Tip (Wind-Up, 1998)
  • French Kicks – Young Lawyer (Poptones, 2001)
  • Fun – Some Nights (Fueled By Ramen, 2012)
  • Funeral For A Friend – Hours (Atlantic, 2005)
  • Future – DS2 (Epic, 2015)
  • Gabby La La – Be Careful What You Wish For (Prawn Song, 2005) **
  • Gabrielle – Rise (Go! Beat, 1999) *
  • The Gasman –  The Grand Electric Palace of Variety (Planet Mu, 2005)
  • Geneva – Further (Nude, 1997)
  • Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager (Atlantic, 2006)
  • Go:Audio – Made Up Stories
  • Good Charlotte – Good Morning Revival (Epic, 2007)
  • Grandaddy – Under The Western Freeway (V2, 1997)
  • The Grid – Swamp Thing (Deconstruction, 1994)
  • Hard-Fi – Once Upon A Time In The West (Necessary, 2007)
  • Hecuba – Paradise (Manimal Vinyl, 009)
  • Half Japanese – Hot (Fire, 1995)
  • Heidi Berry – Love (4AD, 1991)
  • Hear’Say – Popstars (Polydor, 2001)
  • The Hives – The Black and White Album (Polydor, 2007) ****
  • The Hives – Your New Favourite Band (Poptones, 2002) **
  • Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs ‎– Medicine County (Transdreamer, 2010)
  • Hollywood Undead – Swan Songs (A&M, 2008)
  • Hot Club De Paris – Drop It ‘Til It Pops (Moshi Moshi, 2006)
  • Hotwire – The Routine (RCA, 2003)
  • Howie Day – Stop All The World Now (Epic, 2004)
  • Hypo Psycho – Somebody Someday (Believe, 2006)
  • Iced Earth – The Crucible Of Man: Something Wicked Part 2 (Steamhammer, 2008)
  • Innocence – Belief (Cooltempo, 1990)
  • INXS – Switch (Epic, 2005)
  • Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Sunday At Devil Dirt (V2, 2008)
  • Jamelia – Walk With Me (Parlophone, 2006)
  • Japandroids – Post-Nothing (Polyvinyl, 2009)
  • Jellyfish – Bellybutton (Charisma, 1990)
  • Jesse McCartney – Right Where You Want Me (Hollywood, 2006)
  • Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs (City Slang, 2019)
  • Jodeci – Forever My Lady (MCA, 1992)
  • The Juliana Theory – Understand This Is A Dream (Tooth & Nail, 1999)
  • Juvenile – Tha G-Code (Cash Money, 1999)
  • k.d. lang – Invincible Summer (Warner, 2000) *
  • Kate Nash – My Best Friend Is You (Fiction, 2010) *
  • Kero Kero Bonito – Bonito Generation (Around the World, 2016) *
  • Katy B – Little Red (Rinse, 2014)
  • Keith Urban – Days Go By (Capitol, 2005) ****
  • Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future (Rinse, 2007)
  • Kosheen – Kokopelli (Arista, 2003)
  • The Last Goodnight – Poison Kiss (Virgin, 2007) ****
  • Lemar – Lemar (Sony, 2003) ****
  • Lemonade – Diver (True Panther Sounds, 2012)
  • Little By Little – Sweet Noodle Pop (Sony, 2005)
  • Little Feat –  Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (Warner, 1974)
  • Longview – Mercury (14th Floor, 2003)
  • Lyte Funkie Ones – Lyte Funkie Ones (BMG, 1999)
  • Machine Head – Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner, 1994)
  • Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go (Epic, 1996)
  • Mansun – Attack of the Grey Lantern (Parlophone, 1997)
  • The Mavericks – Trampoline (MCA Nashville, 1998)
  • Meat Loaf – Dead Ringer (Epic, 1985)
  • Melody Club – Scream (Virgin, 2006)
  • Michelle Branch – The Spirit Room (Maverick, 2001)
  • Mike Oldfield – Discovery
  • Minus The Bear – Planet Of Ice (Suicide Squeeze, 2007)
  • Moonflowers – Hash Smits (Pop God, 1992)
  • Morningwood – Morningwood (Capitol, 2006)
  • Moving Units – Dangerous Dreams (Three One G, 2004)
  • MuSCLEHeAD – Atomic Bass (Con Artist, 1993)
  • Nevermore – The Politics Of Ecstasy (Century Media, 1996)
  • Nickelback – All The Right Reasons (Roadrunner, 2005)
  • Nicotine – Will Kill You! (Sky, 1998)
  • N.O.R.E. – God’s Favorite (Def Jam, 2002)
  • Noonday Underground – Self Assembly (Setanta, 2001)
  • Norah Jones – Feels Like home (Blue Note, 2004)
  • OutKast – Speakerboxxx / The Love Below (Arista, 2003)
  • Paddy Casey – Amen (So Be It) (Sony Soho Square, 1999)
  • Panic! At The Disco – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (Decaydance, 2005)
  • Patrick Wolf – The Magic Position (Loog, 2007)
  • Peter Andre – Revelation (Conehead, 2009)
  • Phil Collins ‎– No Jacket Required (Vigin, 1985)
  • Pizzicato Five – The Sound Of Music (Matador, 1995)
  • The Police – Ghost In The Machine (A&M, 1981)
  • Realstyla – 前代未聞 (Victor, 2002)
  • Rico – Sanctuary Medicines (Chrysalis, 1999)
  • Rick Springfield – Working Class Dog (RCA, 1980)
  • Ricky Ross – What You Are (Epic, 1996)
  • Robert Palmer – Pride (Island, 1983)
  • The Rolling Stones – Voodoo Lounge (Virgin, 1994)
  • Royworld – Man In The Machine (2008)
  • Ruff Ryders – Ryde Or Die Vol. II (Ruff Ryders, 2000)
  • Sam Phillips ‎– Martinis & Bikinis (Virgin, 1994)
  • The Saturdays – Wordshaker (Fascination, 2009)
  • Scoundrels – Scoundrels (Blue Horizon, 2011)
  • Scouting For Girls – Scouting For Girls (Epic, 2007)
  • Seether – Karma and Effect (Wind-Up, 2005)
  • She Wants Revenge – Valleyheart (Five Seven, 2011)
  • Shelby – The Luxury Of Time (Gigantic, 2005)
  • Simple Plan – No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls (Lava, 2002)
  • Snoop Dogg – R & G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece (Geffen, 2004)
  • Spineshank – Strictly Diesel
  • Stateless – Stateless (Studio !K7, 2007)
  • Stereophonics – Language.Sex.Violence.Other? (V2, 2005)
  • Stevie Wonder – Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants (Motown, 1979)
  • These Animal Men – Too Sussed? (Hi-Rise, 1994)
  • These New Puritans – Hidden (Domino, 2010)
  • Thursday – Waiting (Eyeball, 1999)
  • Tube – ゆずれない夏 (Yuzurenai Natsu) (Sony, 1995)
  • Tom Vek – We Have Sound (Go! Beat, 2005)
  • Tomo Nakayama – Fog On The Lens (Porchlight, 2015)
  • Tubelord – Our First American Friends (Hassle, 2009)
  • The Turn-Ons – Parallels (Childstar, 2006)
  • Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb (Odd Future, 2015)
  • Unwritten Law – Oz Factor (Epic, 1996)
  • White Lies – To Lose My Life… (Fiction, 2009)
  • Whitesnake – Trouble (EMI, 2006)
  • Wild Beasts – Limbo, Panto (2008)
  • Will Smith – Lost & Found (Interscope, 2005)
  • Willard White – Willard White Sings: Copland; American Spirituals; Folk-Songs (Chandos, 2???)
  • Wonderland – Wonderland (Mercury, 2011)
  • Womack & Womack – Conscience (4th & Broadway – 1988)
  • Vanessa Mae – The Violin Player (EMI, 1995)
  • Vampire Weekend – Contra (XL, 2010)
  • Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (XL, 2008)
  • Velvet Revolver – Contraband (RCA, 2004)
  • Vendetta Red – Between The Never And The Now (Epic, 2003)
  • The Xcerts – Scatterbrain (Xtra Mile, 2011)
  • YoungBloodZ – Drankin’ Patnaz (So So Def, 2003)
  • Various – Above The Rim Soundtrack (Interscope, 1994)
  • Various – D-Effect-Ive (Fuel, 2???)
  • Various – Channel U Presents: Underground Chapter 2 (Long Lost Brother, 2005)
  • Various – Say Yes!: A Tribute to Elliott Smith (American Laundromat, 2016)

Also The Following Singles Are Prohibited From Being Played…

  • Age of Chance – Kiss (Virgin, 1987)
  • Alexis Jordan – Happiness (StarRoc – 2011)
  • Alisha’s Attic ‎– Alisha Rules The World (Mercury – 1996)
  • Avril Lavigne – “Hot” (Columbia, 2007)
  • The Chainsmokers – Closer (Disruptor, 2016)
  • Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger (Syco, 2011)
  • Colour Girl – Can’t Get Used To Losing You (4 Liberty, 2000)
  • The Cooper Temple Clause – Been Training Dogs (Morning, 2002)
  • David Essex – A Winter’s Tale (Mercury, 1982)
  • David Guetta Feat. Rihanna – Who’s That Chick? (Virgin, 2010)
  • Divine – Walk Like A Man (Proto – 1985)
  • DJ Alligator Project – Lollipop (Flex Club, 2000)
  • D.R.A.M., Lil Yachty ‎– Broccoli (#1EpicCheck, 2016)
  • Fall Out Boy – Alpha Dog (Fueled By Ramen, 2009)
  • Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (RGF, 2014)
  • Flo Rida Feat. David Guetta – Club Can’t Handle Me (Warner, 2010)
  • Frazier Chorus – Cloud 8 (Virgin, 1990)
  • Futility – Forward/Deluge (FlexiWave, 2011)
  • Jason Derulo – Don’t Wanna Go Home (Warner, 2011)
  • Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude (Lava, 2011)
  • Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull – On The Floor (2011)
  • Larytta – Ya-Ya-Ya (Creaked, 2007)
  • Low Noise – Jungle Line (Happy Birthday, 1981)
  • K7 – Hi De Ho (Big Life, 1994)
  • Katy Perry Feat Nicki Minaj – Swish Swish (Capitol – 2017)
  • Kesha – Tik Tok (RCA, 2009)
  • Pitbull Feat Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer – Give Me Everything (Polo Grounds, 2011)
  • Omi – Cheerleader (Ultra, 2015)
  • Oxide & Neutrino – Dem Girlz (I Don’t Know Why) (EastWest, 2002)
  • Marina & The diamonds – Oh No! (679, 2010)
  • Mark’Oh – Randy (Never Stop That Feeling) (Low Spirit, 1993)
  • Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger (A&M, 2011)
  • Nick Jonas – Jealous (Island, 2014)
  • Rebecca Black – Friday (ARK, 2011)
  • R.I.O. – Hot Girl (X-Energy, 2010)
  • Rihanna – California King Bed (Def Jam, 2011)
  • Robson & Jerome – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted (RCA – 1996)
  • Ron Atkinson – It’s Christmas – Let’s Give Love A Try (N2K Publishing, 2002)
  • Russ Abbot – All Night Holiday (Spirit, 1985)
  • Scooch – For Sure (Accolade, 2000)
  • Simple Minds – All The Things She Said (Virgin, 1986)
  • Snoop Dogg vs David Guetta – Sweat (Doggy Style, 2011)
  • Taio Cruz Feat. Kylie – Higher (4th & Broadway, 2010)
  • Tatyana Ali ‎– Boy You Knock Me Out (Epic, 1999)
  • Tiga – Bugatti (Turbo, 2014)
  • Tina Barrett – Fire (Diamond Eyes, 2012)
  • The Wanted – All Time Low (Geffen, 2010)
  • Willow – Whip My Hair (Roc Nation, 2010)
  • Yosh Presents Lovedeejay Akemi ‎– It’s Whats Upfront That Counts (Limbo, 1995)

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