10 Most Hated Albums In Rock Music History
It's never an easy task when a band has to deal with a lead singer change. Since the person that you're replacing has basically been the mouthpiece of the band most of the time, there's no real way to just sidestep all of that with the fans. If there was any band who could pull it off, it would have been Van Halen, right? As it turns out, reality can be a little bit cruel on Van Halen III.
Even though the last lead singer change with Sammy Hagar had been great in the mid '80s, coming off of a low point in the late '90s made for one of the most unlistenable albums from one of the gods of glam rock. Instead of just trying to make newcomer Gary Cherone gel with the rest of the band, it just sounds like they tried to convince him to sing like Sammy, which makes for some ear piercing sounds every now and again.
And that's before you even get to the structure of these songs, if you even want to describe these songs as having structures. From one song to the next, you'll barely be able to tell where the chorus is, with every song going off on weird tangents and hooks that stick to you in the wrong way. Thank god that David Lee Roth came back for A Different Kind of Truth years later, because no band should have this as their epitaph.