commercially disappointing major label rock/alternative albums of 1996

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Are we supposed to choose the one we like or the most disappointing one?

broom air, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

that petty soundtrack is kind of great -- if only it weren't saddled to that horrible horrible movie.

tylerw, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Voting for best/favorite/etc.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love that She's The One soundtrack, despite association with Ed Burns bleeeeegggggggghh

"Walls (Circus)" is still one of my favorite later-Petty songs

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Walls" is rull good. I used to listen to She's The One while playing PC games. Also I didn't realize "Asshole" was a Beck cover until I bought One Foot In The Grave a year or 2 later.

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Considering the success of Wallflowers and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," I'd say She's The One would've fit into this poll perfectly.

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 11 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

otoh

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

did markers vote twice?

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

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wau

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stone Temple Pilots 6

It appears I don't understand a lot more things in this world than I thought

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Cranberries - To The Faithful Departed 0

DAMN RIGHT! :D

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

heavens to murgatroyd, this thing got nearly 150 responses! some kind of record?

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

heavens!

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

gracious!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Cranberries - To The Faithful Departed 0

This one really deserves its last place.

NSFW Australia (seandalai), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a topic near and dear to everyone's heart.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

its the last decade before most ilxors got jaded

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

now I wish She's The One had been a part of this

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 11 May 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah Petty along w/ Cracker definitely shoulda been options but tbf they probably both would've been down in the 2 vote ghetto with Type O Negative.

i kinda figured this would have a good turnout and wide distribution of votes, but i really didn't think all but 3 albums would get votes!! also v happy that Hi-Fi beat Pinkerton.

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kinda sorta feel like Blow It Out Your Ass, It's Veruca Salt fits the bill here? Except for the pesky fact of it being an EP.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 11 May 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

my favorite under-the-radar follow-up EP of 1996 is Ruth Ruth's The Little Death, which is fucking incredible and better than maybe 2 or 3 of the albums on this list

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

better than ALL BUT maybe 2 or 3 etc.

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

sd how old are u?

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

30, was 14 in '96

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

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― mookieproof, Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:17 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

that really is bewildering -- i liked it ok at the time (mike watt!) but god has the production aged badly even in the context of this lot

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha man i remember 'october rust' getting a 5-star review in ALTERNATIVE PRESS

goole, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i think i read reviews of AT LEAST half of these in Alternative Press

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had a sub to that in hs :/

idk when i became the emo us weekly but it was after i was reading it

goole, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

great stealth typo right there

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Friday, 11 May 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

ohhhh

goole, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

some dude if you were 14 in '96 (and thirty now) do you think about these records as you heard them then or as you hear them now or some mix of the two?

(i'm not trying to shit on your ability/authority to criticize them at all, but i am curious)

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

a mix of the two, but it really depends because some of them i really HAVEN'T listened to in full in years and years, some i just revisited recently, some never left rotation.

but pretty much all of the ones i love or that have songs i love, i acknowledge that the albums have flaws or that the production hasn't dated well, etc.

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stone Temple Pilots 6
It appears I don't understand a lot more things in this world than I thought
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:25 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

It's really not that bad...

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 05:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the huge response is that the overground notoriety of these albums intersects perfectly with the median ilxor age? I.E. Everyone has an opinion on this...

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Friday, 11 May 2012 05:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost yes, yes it is. My memory isn't that bad.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 05:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

No. 4 was a p good album, but I remember Tiny Music had decent singles and a horrendous trumpet solo

cinco de extra mayo (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 11 May 2012 11:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope we can at least all agree that Tiny Music was certainly no Talk Show or 12 Bar Blues.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 11 May 2012 13:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

homie just threw down the lol 90s gauntlet

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey, sd, thanks for reminding me of Ruth Ruth's existence. I obsessively cobbled together a playlist of alt rock radio "hits" from the '92-'96 era a while back and somehow totally overlooked "Uninvited". Good tune. I'll check out that EP.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

uninvited is a great song that no one remembers

call all destroyer, Friday, 11 May 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alanis?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i actually was not that into "Uninvited," i just got into Ruth Ruth when i had a (ding ding) Alternative Press subscription and one issue came with a cassette of 2 songs from the aforementioned Epitaph EP, and i got heavy into that and later retroactively appreciated their major label album and came around on "Uninvited"

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

great, i've got to listen to friction, baby again now.

fauxmarc, Friday, 11 May 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think pre-emo era AP was just a little after my time. My continuum was RS > Spin > Raygun > CMJ, so I was taking a lot of cues from CMJ samplers around then. No love for Ruth Ruth that I recall, but, hey, I got to be one of the first to hear Jimmie Ray!

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fucking Jimmie Ray.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahaha i too subscribed to CMJ during the DJ Rap era. this is like Cros OST levels of legendarily awful:

http://www.legalsounds.com/download-mp3/jimmy-ray/cmj-new-music-monthly-volume-56-april-1998/are-you-jimmy-ray/song_5327646

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha even the cover of the issue is a perfect storm of lol 90s:

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vic Chesnutt, John Doe, and Nuge!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just ripped all of those old samplers (the ones that weren't cracked to shit, anyway). Total time capsule, for good and ill.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink


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