A YEAR OF UNFORGETTABLE - AND UNFORGIVABLE - SOUR NOTES.
Byline: Sandra Barrera Staff Writer
While Eminem spent most of 2000 duking it out with his mom, previous years' champions were fighting to stay on their feet.
Some weren't so lucky.
Lack of creativity on the part of pop artists and a number of disillusioned dis·il·lu·sion
tr.v. dis·il·lu·sioned, dis·il·lu·sion·ing, dis·il·lu·sions
To free or deprive of illusion.
1. The act of disenchanting.
2. The condition or fact of being disenchanted. ``rock'' anthems pulverized pul·ver·ize
v. pul·ver·ized, pul·ver·iz·ing, pul·ver·iz·es
1. To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.
2. To demolish.
v.intr. a number of performers, and left others staggering.
Some were lucky enough to walk away unscathed - at least, for now.
Here are the worst albums of 2000.
--Limp Bizkit, ``Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water'' (Flip/Interscope): Whiny, foul-mouthed, Christina Aguilera-hating prima donna Fred Durst cops major attitude, gets redundant and then attempts to sing a pretty rock ballad.
--Marilyn Manson, ``Holy Wood (In the Valley of the Shadow of Death Valley of the Shadow of Death
life’s gloominess. [O.T.: Psalms 23:4]
See : Melancholy )'' (Nothing/Interscope): The ordained or·dain
tr.v. or·dained, or·dain·ing, or·dains
a. To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on.
b. To authorize as a rabbi.
2. Church of Satan The Church of Satan is an organization for those who practice self-preservation as articulated in The Satanic Bible, written in 1969 by Anton Szandor LaVey. revels in sonic fire and brimstone fire and brimstone
1. The punishment of hell.
2. Homiletic rhetoric describing or warning of the punishment of hell.
Noun 1. by rallying against his usual foes: God, government and the beautiful people. Boring.
--Ricky Martin, ``Sound Loaded'' (Columbia): How an international star of his magnitude could stoop so low as to release an album full of chaotic rhythms, unintelligible lyrics and over-the-top production baffles the mind. It's like the song ``Livin' La Vida Loca'' times 10 - yikes yikes
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--Spice Girls, ``Forever'' (Virgin): Overall a listless, trite and trivial album that makes one long for the days when ``Spice'' really meant something.
--Kid Rock, ``The History of Rock'' (Top Dog/Lava/Atlantic): They don't call him Detroit's bad boy for nothing, and this album proves it. His songs are primitive and stilted stilt·ed
1. Stiffly or artificially formal; stiff.
2. Architecture Having some vertical length between the impost and the beginning of the curve. Used of an arch. and, oh yeah, bad. Really, really bad.
--Godsmack, ``Awake'' (Republic): Same old Gothic imagery and borrowed tunes as its debut, except this time the Alice in Chains wanna-bes mash it together in an hour's worth of noise that wears on the ears.
--98 Degrees, ``Revelation'' (Universal): Yes, these four jocks have great chops and are known for writing their own material. But the collection of songs they've penned for this album is simply mindless radio fodder.
--OPM, ``Menace to Sobriety'' (Atlantic): A band of California boys whose pop-laden hip-hop songs pay tribute to a life of intoxication and the pursuit of illegal substances. A laughable novelty, if anything.
--Cherry Poppin' Daddies, ``Soul Caddy'' (Mojo): Maybe it was an attempt to distance itself from the neo-swing movement of the '90s that made the band think it could get away with an album of recycled psychedelic pop, punk and Stevie Wonder-esque grooves. Now the damage is irreversible.
--Amen, ``We Have Come for Your Parents'' (Virgin): Incensed lyrics, gut-wrenching screams and fast-and-furious guitar riffs are drowned out by a sloppy dose of bass and drums on an album that makes even the Sex Pistols sound tame.