10 Albums We're Not Supposed To Like But Do

Categories: Craig's Hlist

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In everyone's record collection there are junk-food albums, the ones that you feel bad for consuming but coat your ears with happy, because you have been conditioned by everyone else to either hate them or disown them. But when push comes to shove on that media player or stereo, the junk-food albums win out.

This is just a partial list of the albums that Craig's Hlist comes back to, years and years after, for some sort of sustenance. These aren't albums that will make a hip person's top ten. Hell, they may not even make CHL's desert island top ten, but they are our own treasures.

We promise we like the "better" albums in each of these artists canons, but these comfort food items are here to stay in our collections.

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Metallica, Load: Look, all Metallica is good. There is even one or two tracks on St. Anger that we can get behind. We have a link Load for reasons that go beyond any sort of fandom though. In the summer of 1996 before the eighth grade year, CHL and his dad set about to start lifting weights together so CHL could bulk up for what was about to be a short football career.

This was really one of the few things we could do together at this point in CHL's development without killing each other, the other being repeated viewings of Revenge of the Nerds. During our sessions in the high school gym, Load was constantly on the tape deck as the high school, so it became ingrained in our heads, and still to this day has great memories attached to it. Meathead jock memories, but they are CHL's memories nonetheless. It's not a great Metallica album, but it's a great rock album.



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11 comments
Carouselambra
Carouselambra

Dynasty and Unmasked are great and I enjoy those very much, but I'm one of "those" that think Music From The Elder is so friggin' awesome (it is my favorite KISS album)! As Paul says, "It's a great album, it's just not a great KISS album". The fact that my major influences are Zep, Queen and Rush allows me to see it from outside the KISS spectrum. (I also love KISS and have EVERYTHING they've done, including Animalyze and Carnival of Souls, yuk).

chef504
chef504

All these are represented on my ipod in secret. however, when it decides to randomly play one in the car while others are with me. The situation becomes tense before I go into the excuse of, damn my ex used this thing, and I still haven't gotten all her crap off here. I look at their faces to see if they buy the load, and most pretend they do. Honestly I think everyone has those dirty little guilty pleasures in the vault of digital that is ipod.

stjnky
stjnky

I love the albums Neil Young did during his "career suicide/piss off Geffen" period. My favorite was Landing on Water, though.

Smedley
Smedley

Wait... Why am I supposed to not like Saturday Night Fever?

Jarod Frank
Jarod Frank

I've got to add my 2 cents here...

Judas Priest - Turbo (aka Priest goes pop metal)Jack Wagner - All I Need (I was a General Hospital fan in elementary school)KISS - Unmasked (even more pop than Dynasty)Village People - Can't Stop The Music (my brother and I were one of the few people who saw the movie for this soundtrack in a theater!)

damon
damon

Clutch - Blast TyrantStarsailor - Silence Is EasyGeorge Michael - FaithKorn - Follow the leader

Chris D
Chris D

Motley Crue - Theater of PainPantera - Reinventing the SteelBulletboysEvery Wu Tang album after the 2nd one (Forever?)Judas Priest - Jugulator

erin
erin

Totally agree about Red Hot Chili Peppers. For as long as they've been around, they should suck by now, but I still love them. Same with Secret Samadhi. Live jumped the shark after that song about Jesus and his daughter or whatever, but "Ghost" still gets me whenever it comes up on my ipod.

Kyle
Kyle

Ace of Base - The Sign. I don't know what the hell is wrong with me.

CraigHlavaty
CraigHlavaty

Myself, Jay Rascoe, and Mills have a fun story about Ace Of Base from our Louisiana trip.

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