Great Albums with one terrible song

Probably been done before on here, but hey, whatever.
Exactly what it says in the title. Can an album be truly great with one terrible song? Maybe. For the sake of this thread, yes.

I’ll say Father John Misty - I Love you, Honeybear with the song True Affection.
Incongruously bad compared to the rest of the album, which is fucking great. Have to skip past and pretend it doesn’t exist every time.

You?

Crooked Rain Crooked Rain. ‘Hit The Plane Down’ FUCK OFF

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Siamese Dream (Disarm) rest is great

Baby Song, now and forever.

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Quite like True Affection tbh

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No survivahs

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FO,M!

Anyone who says Beth/Rest is a coward

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Yellow Submarine.

True Affection is great.

Listen everyone. True Affection is not good when compared to the rest of the album!

  • Great
  • Fine
  • Not very good
  • Terrible

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I nearly put “fine” then realised I had literally just typed the words “True Affection is great”.

Your web of lies is crumbling!

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New York conversation on Transformer

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Haha. I think it’s great but there are better songs on the album. So in that context it’s fine. If that makes any sense at all.

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Across the Universe on Young Americans

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The one about the monkey on Abattoir Blues.

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Makes a bit more sense when you realise that Blixa Bargeld’s real name is Christian Emmerich… (“Farmer Emerich went into his barn…”)

Apparently it’s a tribute to his absent bandmate, who quit by fax message after Nocturama.

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Say It Ain’t So (Blue Album)

The only Bowie album cover song that hits it out the park is Wild is the Wind on Station to Station. Could be a thread on its own, this.

Let’s Spend the Night Together is awful on Aladdin Sane… also bizarrely made it onto the Best of 1969/74 over the likes of Cracked Actor and Lady Grinning Soul.

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