The concept is rather simple. Which critically acclaimed album is overvalued and therefore in need of a rating downgrade? I ask for only 1 album per Townsperson. In this case it will be for ’70s rock. I plan to roll out other genres and variation in the future, such as ’80s College, Dylan, etc. For this exercise you are free to use AllMusic.com, Rolling Stone Album Guide, Trouser Press Record Guide, or whatever resource material in your library as long as it rates albums up to 5 stars.
No easy targets. It would be too simple to pick on some band or artist that you don’t care for personally. Given the chance I could bore you all with personal dissection of why Steely Dan’s 5-star rating of Countdown to Ecstasy at AllMusic.com is jazz noodling nonsense. Too easy. The challenge is to pick an artist/band you actually tolerate.