An Idolator Poll: Which Of These “Buzz Ballads” Is Truly The Worst?

jharv | October 15, 2007 12:30 pm

Twice this weekend, first on late-night TV and then at Target, I was confronted with Buzz Ballads, a collection of alt-rock balladry–the compilation’s marketers obviously using the term very loosely if “Doll Parts” is a “ballad”–that aims to be the nostalgic makeout disc for the generation that remembers every word to “Jeremy.” Each time, I was struck with the same thought: “This record is comprised of some of the worst music I’ve ever heard.” But which was the lamest of them all?

(I went instinctive and voted for Live.)

And just in case you need to refresh yourself for research purposes:

1. It’s Been A While – Staind

2. Lightning Crashes – Live

3. Jumper – Third Eye Blind

4. Hemorrhage (In My Hands) – Fuel

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5. Glycerine – Bush

6. If You Could Only See – Tonic

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7. A Long December – Counting Crows

8. Hanging By A Moment – Lifehouse

9. Santeria – Sublime

10. Doll Parts – Hole

11. The World I Know – Collective Soul

12. Wasting My Time – Default

13. Here’s To The Night – Eve 6

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14. Everything You Want – Vertical Horizon

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15. Linger – Cranberries

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16. What It’s Like – Everlast

17. Desperately Wanting – Better Than Ezra

Apparently this song wasn’t big enough to deserve a video.

18. Someday – Sugar Ray