Bands whose entire discographies alternated between very decent and pure shite albums


#1

The Verve are one example…

A Storm in Heaven - very decent
A Northern Soul - pure shite
Urban Hymns - very decent
Forth - pure shite

Shoot…


#2

Fall of Troy


#3

Blur, maybe?

Parklife good
Great Escape shite
s/t good
13 shite

Doesn’t cover the whole discography but you get the picture


#4

Fuck that… self titled is a piece of hot garbage


#5

Ah, I like it. I fully admit that it might be by association with good 6th form times.


#6

Could have sworn the first band mentioned here would be Primal Scream; although they have quite a few mediocre albums too…


#7

seconding the Primal Scream nod.

having not heard it until recently, I didn’t think it was that bad. Definitely about 20 minutes too long though.


#8

Jay-Z


#9

Northern Soul is The Verve’s best album ya daft apeth!


#10

Behave, it’s piss. Not a song on it.


#11

There’s not a song on Storm in Heaven I’ll give you that but it grooves like a fucker.

If you don’t get goosebumps to History and This is Music then you can’t recognise a tune in a forest mate.


#12

Agree with above. Surely Primal Scream are the archetypal band for this?


#13

Quite like Northern Soul

I think Manic Street Preachers could possibly fit in here. cba doing albums.


#14

The Residents have released some of my fav records of all time as well as some of my least favorite (the big bubble is actually painful to listen to)


#15

BOOM. Great shout.


#16

Eh, seeing as their two best (and arguably their only essential) albums are back to back id say not

Holy Bible -> Everything Must Go


#17

The Radio Dept.

Lesser Maters = superb
Pet Grief = disappointing
Clinging to a Scheme = excellent return to form
Running out of Love = oh, it’s the downward swing again


#18

Umphrey’s McGee:

starting from their 3rd album per their 1st 2 records I’ve never heard (and are rarely talked about)

Anchor Drops = good
Safety in Numbers = disappointment
(I don’t count “The Bottom Half” per it’s more of a b-sides)
Mantis = awesome
Death by Stereo = boring as hell
Similar Skin = decent


#19

13 is probably their best you plum


#20

Completely disagree.

Lesser Matters = superb
Pet Grief = superb
Clinging To A Scheme = superb
Running Out Of Love = superb

They don’t belong in this thread.