I’ll go first.
i bought the second verve pipe album. yeah, what second verve pipe album? it had a dissected frog on the cover, and reportedly cost a cool mil to make.
how about the second kris kross album? I think it was called Da Bomb! They tried to get all thug and I think they were both still under 18. Bummer.
The Sign- Ace of Base
It’s kind of a guilty pleasure, but i admit is embarrassing…
That would be Too Legit To Quit by MC Hammer. Christ. A whole album based on a hand gesture.
Dude, that is so tame! My first album was also my worst: Paula Abdul’s “Shut Up and Dance.” On vinyl. Ah, sweet jebus–it’ll take a lifetime to live that one down.
Mine was Spice World by The Spice Girls. I can’t believe I actually spent money on that!!!
Thanks you guys now i don’t feel so bad for mine!
Not CDs but I bought two cassettes at the same time in high school (he said uneasily, revealing his age) “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em” and “Rythym Nation 1814″ (or whatever) from Janet Jackson
George Michael, Listen Without Prejudice, Vol I.
I still like “Freedom ’90″, though.
Hey since we are talking about K7 i also bought a Debbie Gibson tape and a Bananarama tape, in my defense i was young and stupid! I feel really ashamed for those two…
the most embarassing CD i’ve ever purchased was “the sign” by ace of base. but it was only $1.99! the most embarassing CD ever given to me was stacie q’s “two of hearts” CD. yikes.
The second Candlebox cd, “Lucy”. Even at 15, I knew it was garbage.
That Natalie Imbruglia cd. And I should have known better at the time.
I’ll have to amend mine.
The Cranberries, “To the Faithful Departed.” Just an awful, awful album. I remember feeling ashamed for buying it when I listened to it in my car on the way home from the store.
i think my most embarrasing cd was…….. gasp….. milli vanilli bahahaha
Not only did I buy Bryan Adams’ “Waking Up the Neighbors” in high school, but I was in the crowd for the concert video of “Touch the Hand.”
“Touch the who with the what, now? Video, huh?” Exactly.
The Great Milenko.
By the Insane Clown Posse.
I was a junior in college.
I have no explanation.
I have Ginger and Sporty Spice’s solo albums.
Under the Table & Dreaming, Crash and Before These Crowded Streets by the Dave Matthews Band. I needed something that I could make out to with chicks during college. Pavement, Stereolab and Primus wouldn’t cut it. DMB have since been removed from the shelves
There are too many that I have to say am embarrassed to have owned once. Highlights include:
* Tiffany — her self-titled debut on cassette, no less. I was fourteen years old and thought she was hot. I still have it somewhere.
* Michael Jackson “Dangerous” — in my defense, it was given to me for Christmas by my parents. The embarrassing part about that is that I kept it for a few years.
The most recent one I am embarrassed to have owned was Electric Six’s “Fire.” I was so excited about the song “Danger! High Voltage!” that I bought it and immediately had to have my girlfriend and her friend hear it. All I remember is that we all agreed to never play that piece of crap ever again.
Tiffany! I bought Tiffany on tape in the seventh grade!
Oh my sweet Lord
I asked for, and later received, “Human Clay” by Creed for my birthday back whenever it came out. I liked them then, but man do I hate them now.
I actually had a dream a few weeks ago that I bought a new Evanescence album for no reason then felt so ashamed once I got to my house…..mark my words, I will never buy an Evanescence album.
Finally, my chance to atone for my sins against good taste in music. My terrible past purchases include:
Jewel’s first album
Metallica – Load
Kula Shaker (which I actually liked in 1997)
Soul Asylum – whatever the album was that came out after “Runaway Train”
Phew. Now I feel better.
C & C Music Factory….sigh.
The Official Soundtrack to “Sabrina : The Teenage Witch,” where Melissa Joan-Hart warbles her way through ‘One Way or Another.’
Also, Mandy Moore’s “Coverage” and a bootleg copy of the “From Justin to Kelly” Soundtrack.
Lou Bega, “A Little Bit of Mambo”
Eiffel 65, “Europop”
Will Smith, “Willenium”
Happily, I’ve either sold these albums or passed them on to my younger brothers. It’s their problem now. :-)
lou Bega? OMG he acctually sold an album?
here is my sin:
Britney Spears- Baby one more time…
I bought the first popular Linkin Park CD.
But I was young and retarded.
i once bought mariah carey’s “emotions’ cd…
in my behalf, i was young.
nkotb before they went by that acronym… yeesh
The only one I see here that’s really embarassing is the bootleg of “From Justin To Kelly”. Most of what people are calling ‘embarassing’ was timely. How many people are going to have The Darkenss or Jet or the Killers on their list in 15 years?
mine has got to be Robin Hood soundtrack, which I bought thinking it was the Braveheart soundtrack.
Elton John – Reg Strikes Back
received as a christmas present by my older brother from a man who loved megadeath…
Anything Is Possible -debbie (pre deborah/playboy) gibson
YES, the cd AFTER electric youth…
don’t know what he was thinking but i remember my boyfriend in high school found it in the back of my tape collection (early 90′s) and teezed me about it to no end. I can still hear the taunts!
I bought the cassette of Pornograffitti by Extreme. The one with that horrendous song “More Than Words” on it. There’s a song on there called “Get the Funk Out” — Just thinking about it still sends a chill of abject shame down my spine.
My first, ’12 inches of Snow’ by Snow… Jeesh, it hurts even to write it!
I got a list of em on my lj…bad!!!
My first cassette tape was Billy Ocean, Love Zone
Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack (Celine Dion? Peabo Bryson?)
LFO. I bought the album with the song “Every Other Time On It” because I wanted to put it on a cd mix for my ex-girlfriend back in the day, as an attempt to win her back.
Should I be surprised that it didn’t work?
i’m going to top you all. i bought two tapes at the age of 9: amy grant, heart in motion and michael bolton, time love and tenderness. i have clearly shamed myself and my whole family here…
Ok Josh you win! LOL
No Elton John album is a bad choice.
I agree with Mia Wallace though. Some of these “embarrasing” albums are just good pop albums that are a little old. Justin and Kelly is embarrasing; George Michael and Janet Jackson are endearing.
three words, one letter.
How sad that the albums I’m embarassed about were already listed… or is that less sad? Cuz I’m not the only loser?
C&C Music Factory, Michael Jackson, the soundtrack to “Annie”…
Dashboard Confessional, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most. AND I sang along to it, loudly, in the shower. Yowch.
“HIStory: Volume 1″ by Micheal Jackson. Boy, was that a bad idea.
Although it’s probably worth something on eBay now.
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