UNDERRATED SUCCESSFUL ALBUMS+
I am missing plenty, bring on the suggestions!
- •Green Day - InsomniacDookie is a perfect album, but so is this one. It has a kind of manic energy even in it's slower songs (ie Brain Stew and to a lesser extent, Stuart and the Ave). I understand how following up such an influential would be hard. This was still a big seller, but rarely get brought up these days.
- •Blink 182 - Take Off Your Pants and JacketPersonally, this is my favorite Blink album. Dude Ranch and Enema of the State are so fucking good! This was a huge album, but it gets mistaken for being more serviceable and jokey. But there's a lot of emo to go with the goofs.
- •Lil' Kim - La Bella MafiaThis did well when it came out, but it didn't stick with people. I don't know why, this is probably her most lyrically charged since Hardcore, but also the guest appearances are unreal.
- •Jimmy Eat World - Bleed AmericanAny track that isn't on the radio is just as good as any track that's on the radio. Perfect album that most people remember cause of The Middle.
- •The Ataris - So Long AstoriaThis mostly got traction from their "Boys of Summer." Prior to this, they had already done many-a-indy releases.
- •Frank Ocean - NostalgiaULTRAThis is kind of cheating, since it's technically a mix he put out for free after a label dispute. If you hear this, it'll make you realize that Channel Orange is a sophomore album, but certainly not a slump.
- •The Weeknd - TrilogyThe Weeknd has begun a new phase and a new album, but people seem to have forgotten his game changing, mysterious beginnings. Thursday, the middle album, felt underrated of the bunch, but all 3 are great!