Weak List Wednesday: Top 5 Most Disappointing Albums of 2013

 

anticipation

The above picture is a perfect microcosm of how we felt about the albums on our short list today.  We were all excited to some extent or another about each of the disappointing albums found below.  In fact, three of the albums below were on our list at the beginning of the year for the Top Ten Most Anticipated Albums of 2013.  If you look at that list you will see we definitely have some fine-tuning to do in our decision-making of where to place expectations.  I think it may be time to temper expectations so that they are actually exceeded once or twice in 2014.  Enjoy the short list and let us know which albums you found to be the most disappointing in 2013.

5. The Weeknd – Kiss Land

kiss land

After a really solid stretch, The Weeknd went on to release this absolute snoozefest in 2013.  With the only collaboration on the album being with Drake, it stands to reason The Weeknd should have gone a little farther outside his comfort zone on Kiss Land.  
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The Knife Review: Shaking The Habitual

The Knife

Shaking the Habitual

shaking the habitual

Sometimes one of my favorite artists pisses me off so much, I have to wait awhile to even talk about it.  I don’t want to be overly hyperbolic and just rip them apart without sitting on my feelings for awhile.  So, even though The Knife’s Shaking The Habitual came out weeks ago, I am now ready to properly evaluate it, devoid of my initial reactionary response.  Boy am I glad I waited.
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