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Impressive Albums That Critics Initially Hated

Impressive Albums That Critics Initially Hated

20 Impressive Albums That Critics Initially Hated

January 12 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic release of Led Zeppelin's self-titled debut album, also known as "Led Zeppelin I." Now ranked among the best rock records ever made, "Led Zeppelin" was actually not well received initially by critics. However, as you'll soon see, many now-iconic records also didn't receive the warm welcome you might have hoped from critics.

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Here are 20 Impressive Albums That Critics Initially Hated: “Led Zeppelin” - Led Zeppelin (1969), “Abbey Road” - The Beatles (1969), “Black Sabbath” - Black Sabbath (1970), “Ram” - Paul and Linda McCartney (1971) ......

20 Impressive Albums That Critics Initially Hated
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  1. “Led Zeppelin” - Led Zeppelin (1969)
  2. “Abbey Road” - The Beatles (1969)
  3. “Black Sabbath” - Black Sabbath (1970)
  4. “Ram” - Paul and Linda McCartney (1971)
  5. “Exile on Main St.” - The Rolling Stones (1972)
  6. “Harvest” - Neil Young (1972)
  7. “On the Corner” - Miles Davis (1972)
  8. “No Other” - Gene Clark (1974)
  9. “Blood on the Tracks” - Bob Dylan (1975)
  10. “Wish You Were Here” - Pink Floyd (1975)
  11. “High Voltage” - AC/DC (1976)
  12. “Never Mind the Bοllocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols” - Sex Pistols (1977)
  13. “Jazz” - Queen (1978)
  14. “My War” - Black Flag (1984)
  15. “Bad” - Michael Jackson (1987)
  16. “Ten” - Pearl Jam (1991)
  17. “Pablo Honey” - Radiohead (1993)
  18. “Korn” - Korn (1994)
  19. “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory” - Oasis (1995)
  20. “Pinkerton” - Weezer (1996)

And before anyone with an internet connection could be a published music writer, major publications had a lot of power and a couple of bad reviews could really hurt a band or artist (one of the reasons the list tends to be older). With that, here are 20 Incredible Albums That Critics Initially Hated.

20 Awesome Albums That Critics Initially Hated (With Image)

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