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Guilty Pleasure CDs.....?

Postby Pacman » Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:41 pm

Here's an idea... What's a CD/album you really like, which is NOT universally considered "cool" in most circles?

I think you know what I'm asking, nobody should answer with "Dark Side of the Moon" or "Joshua Tree"... I'm talking about albums that are either by less-than-cool artists, OR were commercial flops by established artists.

I'll start with one that sort of fits both of those criteria: "An Innocent Man" by Billy Joel. Billy is a bit of a tool, and while he's had some critically acclaimed and hugely commercially successful albums, "An Innocent Man" was pretty quickly forgotten.

But.... I LOVE it.

It's was Joel's tribute to 50's-60's Shoo-Wopp rock, and it's a very listenable, wonderfully produced album. It had a couple of not-so-great radio singles, like "Uptown Girl" and "The Longest Time" but deeper cuts like "Careless Talk", "This Night" and "Easy Money" are much, much better cuts. Overall it's a CD that FREQUENTLY finds its way into my car CD player.

Okay.... I've shared.... let's see who's got the guts to admit to the guilty pleasure in their CD case.


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Postby daullaz » Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:56 pm

If I remember right, it was never cool to like Hootie and the Blowfish, but I love Cracked Rear View. Also, anything by BareNaked Ladies. I don't think they fall under the "cool" label.
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Postby so0perspam » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:20 pm

Kelly Clarkson ... :-]
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Postby logan » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:24 pm

FeFe Dobson ;-D
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Postby EK711 » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:25 pm

Back in the day I used to love Soul Asylum's Grave Dancers Union. Weird thing is when I got to college one of the guys that ended up being a future roommate (actually he lives in the same house as me, I guess that's a housemate?) also had the same strange obsession with the CD. Sometimes when we're drinking the CD will get popped in because people know we'll both sing along to every word. :-b
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:54 pm

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Postby The Thrill » Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:14 pm

Yeah, these types of albums seem to be what I enjoy most. They're the disappointing albums (per mainstream) that followed a more popular album. :-?

Def Leppard - Slang
Tears For Fears - Elemental
Extreme - III Sides To Every Story
Queensryche - Promised Land
Van Halen - Balance
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Postby Simulacrum » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:53 pm

I used to be one of those stupid punk rock kids... so for me, when I want to indulge I put on Dead Kennedys or the Misfits.

Or some NWA or Eazy-E. Always gotta have the windows rolled up for them though. :-D
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