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METALLICA’s “St. Anger” LP made Rolling Stone’s just published list of “50 Genuinely Horrible Albums By Brilliant Artists”

In the explanation for “St. Anger“‘s being included on the list, Rolling Stone called the record “deeply disappointing” and described Lars Ulrich‘s snare drum as coming across “like he’s banging on a tin can throughout the entire album”. Writer Andy Greene went on to say that “the songs are unfocused and seemingly unfinished,” and stated that Hetfield’s “straight-from-rehab lyrics (‘I want my anger to be healthy’) could have used more thought.” The publication also pointed out that METALLICA have performed “fewer ‘St. Anger‘ songs in concert than any of their other albums.”

St. Anger” was released in June 2003 after the departure of bassist Jason Newsted and a stint in rehab for frontman James Hetfield. The album’s lack of guitar solos and under-produced sound have gone on to be slagged by countless fans of the band, despite the effort going on to sell more than six million copies worldwide.

Lars went on to defend the drum sound on “St. Anger” in an interview with Classic Rock, saying: “That was on purpose. It wasn’t like we put it out and somebody went, “Whoa! Whoops!” I view ‘St. Anger‘ as an isolated experiment. I’m the biggest METALLICA fan, you’ve got to remember that. Once again, as we’ve been known to do, once in a while these boundaries have to be fucked with. We’d already done ‘Ride The Lightning‘, which I believe is a fine record. It didn’t need to be re-done.”

He continued: “When we heard the record from beginning to end, I felt — and it was mostly me — that the experience was so pummeling, it became almost about hurting the listener, about challenging the listener, so we left the songs unedited. I can understand that people felt it was too long.”