There can't be a list of best albums of 2004 without a list of the least essential and least favorite. Here are my picks for the seven worst albums of the year:
Linday Lohan "Speak"
I met Lindsay briefly at the MTV Movie Awards in June and I was charmed by her enthusiasm and down to earth manners. But this album was a let down. Her fifteen minutes are almost up.
Tears For Fears "Everybody Loves A Happy Ending"
I'm still wondering what they came back for.
Courtney Love "America's Sweetheart"
We all love some good drama, but too much self-indulgence stinks.
Lenny Kravitz "Baptism"
This is so bland, it makes my toes curl. Even a flashy GAP commercial can't make this album sell.
Ashley Simpson "Autobiography"
Mediocrity rears it ugly head.
The Prodigy "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned"
Okay, I didn't get this album. It is too loud, over the top and meaningless. (Cool sleeve art though.)