For reasons unbeknownst to even myself, I decided to rank every original Metallica song from their nine studio albums. All cover songs [including the old and the new Garage Days] were excluded. Sure, some songs like “Breadfan” would have ranked pretty damn high, but part of the criteria was songwriting, which you can’t really evaluate if it’s not a Metallica song. The two original songs from the S&M album are included. Continue reading Ranking all 97 Metallica Songs. Because Why Not?
* ok, and a couple from the late 80’s.
Of course this is a highly subjective list, but here’s my criteria for the list :
- The “underrated” detail is key; this disqualifies chart-topping singles, and songs generally considered to be the greatest of their genre or era. “Thriller” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, for examples.
- The more popular the artist, the harder for them to have a spot on the list. Since virtually everything a Radiohead or Kanye West is critically acclaimed, it’s hard for their work to be considered underrated
- Released from 1988 to 2001