Anthony Fantano Ranked All His 0/10 Scoring Albums And Gosh, It’s Brutal Out Here
And there are some surprising placements.
The Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd — AKA Anthony Fantano, AKA The Needle Drop — has done the hard yards and trawled through his complete ‘0’ ratings, organising them from most to least terrible.
Fantano is one of the most authoritative critical voices on the internet, a venerable guru when it comes to rating and ranking releases both contemporary and historical. He has a huge following of fans, and people really listen to him, making this list something of the final word on terrible albums.
All the “greatest” hits from the Fantano review back catalogue are here, from the recently released Tones And I messterpiece Welcome To The Madhouse to Chance The Rapper’s much-maligned The Big Day.
Fantano has ranked the albums using a tier list, from S — the “highest” ranking — to F — the lowest. Ranking as the best of the bad bunch is Corey Feldman’s 2016 disaster Angelic 2 The Core, which Fantano guardedly praises for its high meme quotient.
In the B ranking is Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven, Kid Cudi’s ill-advised attempt to expand his sound and try new sonic dimensions. Just below that, in the C section, is one of the late recordings from Justin Bieber, the controversy-courting Changes, an attempt to take on the sheen of contemporary hip-hop without any of the grit.
Also rounding out the video is the “one-dimensional” album Reckless from rapper Nav, Lil Xan’s light as a feather Total Xanarchy, Ed Sheeran’s fourth record, the bizarrely titled No.6 Collaborations Project, and the strangely despised Pink Floyd: The Wall tribute album from fellow YouTube personality The Nostalgia Critic.
Basically, the list is a who’s who of artists trying and failing to expand their remit, a garbage bin of poorly mounted experiments that gets worse and worse as you go along.