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Which Album Had Incredible Marketing But Turned Out To Be A Waste Of Time To Actually Listen To?

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As a music fan, there's nothing more disappointing than when your favorite artist finally drops an album you've been waiting for...only for it to sound severely disappointing (even if, like me, you have terrible taste).

For example, in 2022, I went through a big (and honestly cringey) Charlie Puth phase, but I couldn't make it through his album Charlie — even though there are only seven songs. IMO, the rest of the tracks just didn't hold a candle to "Smells Like Me," and I haven't really listened to him since.

Charlie with expressive face, wearing a unique patterned top, speaking at an event

And I've felt similarly about almost every post-2015 Fall Out Boy release. They're not bad — they just don't have the same oomph as their earlier stuff IMO.

Fall Out Boy members performing on stage with instruments in front of an audience

And when I was younger, I was a big Demi Lovato fan, but their fourth album, Demi, felt like such a departure from their previous work that I stopped caring about their music altogether.

Demi singing on stage wearing a leather outfit

Which overhyped album were you super excited for, only to end up being super disappointed once it was released? Why? Let me know in the comments, and you may be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!