Overrated albums

A Listmania! list by Tnahpellee "Brendan" (Australia)
The list author says: "Ever so praised albums, but you suspect (or is it just me?) they aren't REALLY that good"
Madman Across the Water
1.  Madman Across the Water by Elton John
The list author says:
  "What is the water he is talking about, the syrup created by all those strings on every track... it's the lack of variety that gets this one down."
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Foxtrot
2.  Foxtrot by Genesis
The list author says:
  "I'd better learn how to Foxtrot silently out of a proggers convention for saying this! Lacks creativity in the instrumental sections (and that's such a big part of their music) (!)"
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Grand Illusion
3.  Grand Illusion by Styx
The list author says:
  "Styx can do better than this. This hardly rocks and too many songs sound the same."
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4
4.  4 by Foreigner
The list author says:
  "This was just a rock band cutting their manhood off and selling out... but it's never been shown up for what it is"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Turnstiles
5.  Turnstiles by Billy Joel
The list author says:
  "A very average album. Nowhere near as innovative as the previous one, some genuine mediocrity here. Some very generic and uninspiring genre exercises. Oh wait he got a free ride on the train, that's good."
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Band on the Run (Archive Collection)
6.  Band on the Run (Archive Collection) by Paul McCartney
The list author says:
  "Maybe it's the WINGS that elevate this above the average marks"
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Long Distance Voyager
7.  Long Distance Voyager by The Moody Blues
The list author says:
  "So you don't think it's a bit repetitive?"
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All Things Must Pass
8.  All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
The list author says:
  "But, you know, there is some weaker material here, as well as some poor production and vocals."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (575 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Sleeping With the Past
9.  Sleeping With the Past by Elton John
The list author says:
  "These songs would be fine 2 1/2 - 3 minutes, but at five minutes they kind of drag"
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Ringo
10.  Ringo by Ringo Starr
The list author says:
  "Just a fairly average album, and it's disconcerting how sometimes he's being sung over by other people, not least of which being George Harrison"
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Larks Tongues in Aspic - 30th Anniversary Edition Remastered
11.  Larks Tongues in Aspic - 30th Anniversary Edition Remastered by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "Yeah, it's great, but come on, stop trying to tell me the vocal tracks are masterpieces, they're not."
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So
12.  So by Peter Gabriel
The list author says:
  "The big face! Just like Phil Collins was at the time. But what's SO GOOD about SO? Oh of-course, the soy-milk name similarity"
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Invisible Touch
13.  Invisible Touch by Genesis
The list author says:
  "It sold like a kazillion copies, how is it not overrated? A good album but not a great representation of Genesis."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Master of Puppets
14.  Master of Puppets by Metallica
The list author says:
  "A little bit overrated, hardly much different to the last album"
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Close to the Edge
15.  Close to the Edge by Yes
The list author says:
  "Nah, this is a good, no wait, great album. But this is a kind of protest vote. Anyway, it's not THAT good, (is it?)"
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