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Trainwreckords is a show by ToddInTheShadows where he looks at the career-ruining albums from various artists.

Episodes start with a summation of the artist's position in the pop scene leading up to the subject album.

Todd then walks through the album's contents, starting with a lengthy analysis of the lead single, then following that up with a look at the overall thoroughline of the album interpolated with reviews of the followup singles, as well as a variable number of album cuts. For albums by bands, interpersonal relations between the members are also run through, since fallouts between them tend to be factor in the album's failure.


Title Year Description Released
01 0304 by Jewel 2003 New series! In this show, we'll be looking at the records that ended thriving careers, and we're starting with the album that turned Jewel Kilcher from folksinger poet to poor man's Britney Spears October 20th, 2017
02 Kilroy Was Here by Styx 1983 Domo Arigato, Cheese-rock Roboto! December 16th, 2017
03 The Funky Headhunter by MC Hammer 1994 MC Hammer goes gangsta. You can't touch this. Nor should you. March 19th, 2018
04 Be Here Now by Oasis 1997 Today is gonna be the day that we look at the album that killed Britpop and made Oasis has-beens overnight! June 17th, 2018
05 Van Halen III by Van Halen 1998 Van Halen's third incarnation! Featuring new singer Gary Cherone, the guy from Extreme! And it was Extremely bad. August 11th, 2018
06 Mardi Gras by Creedence Clearwater Revival 1972 There was a bad moon rising over Creedence in 1972, when John Fogerty made the rest of the band do the writing, and the result ain't no fortunate one. September 23, 2018
07 Cyberpunk by Billy Idol 1993 1993 was not such a nice day to start again for Billy Idol, when he released his bizarre concept album about cyborgs and virtual reality! October 31, 2018
08 MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 by Lauryn Hill 2002 Lauryn Hill was miseducated even worse than we realized, as she demonstrated with her legendary public breakdown disguised as an Unplugged special. April 3, 2019
09 American Life by Madonna 2003 The Material Girl becomes... The Political Girl?? Madonna brought one of the longest winning streaks in pop music to a sudden, ignominious end in 2003 with her little-loved dip into politics. August 1, 2019
10 Paula by Robin Thicke 2014 I know you want it? No, no one wanted it, Robin Thicke's desperate attempt to save his marriage instead sends his personal and professional life plummeting into disaster. September 1, 2019


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