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?

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(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