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Doesn't suck as much as I'd hoped.
on February 3, 2003
When I read the reviews of this album, it created the impression that this is a truly, majestically awful record. Therefore, as a longtime fan of really bad music, I had to buy this CD. Boy, was I disappointed! The music isn't really all that bad; sure, the songs are formulaic and the lyrics are unbelievably trite, but I was hoping for something with the sheer awfulness of early Shatner/Nimoy, Bobby Goldsboro, The Shaggs, The Annoying Music Show... you know, the greats. Only three of the tunes on this album significantly pegged my bad-o-meter: "Save the World" (which is only bad because of the awful extra vocals by David Hasselhoff's young daughter), "Freedom for the World", and "Je T'Aime Means I Love You" (which may have seemed worse than it is given that I'd already heard the 13 previous bad songs in a row). In fact, much as I hate to say it, track 6, "Hot Shot City", is, as widely reported, pretty good (at least as bad songs go). This is not really a Bad Music album; it's more like a slightly rockier version of a Michael Bolton CD. If there was a musical category for "Stunningly Mediocre Music", though, this would be at the top of the charts.