Overhyped debuts. Ridiculous side projects. One novelty act that just should’ve stayed in 2011. There were a lot of albums in 2012 that just missed the mark. Some completely crashed and burned and some just didn’t live up to expectations. Either way, it seemed like it was necessary to keep it real and give some tough love to these high-profile releases that will soon be making their way to a budget bin near you.

Here are the 10 most disappointing albums of 2012. Download at your own risk…

– stereo williams

Stereo Williams

Todd "Stereo" Williams, entertainment writer based in New York City. He co-founded Thirty 2 Oh 1 Productions, an indie film company.