What is the Batman vs. Superman of Rock

Batman vs. Superman is being panned by the critics, who make it sound like it’s the tipping point where big-budget superhero films fall out of critical and public favour. What’s its rock equivalent? Yes’ “Tales from Topographic Oceans” (Self-indulgent creative overreach), ELP’s “Love Beach” (Dying gasp of a spent creative force) or Metallica and Lou Reed’s “Lulu” (Ill-conceived collaboration done for largely cynical reasons)?  Over to you…

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4 Responses to What is the Batman vs. Superman of Rock

  1. I was tempted to suggest Pink Floyd’s “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”, which sounds like a description of the making of the film.

  2. Tim Hall says:

    For some people I know, that’s fighting talk…

  3. Synthetase says:

    That is fighting talk. I love that album, 80s snare drums and all!

    Hmmm, well I think most double albums qualify. How about that Chili Peppers one? It pretty much killed them off.

  4. Tim Hall says:

    Sadly the bloated double album is still with us. See Dream Theater’s “The Disappointing”.