10 of Rock and Roll’s Most Spectacular Crash-And-Burn Albums

Mariah Carey — Glitter

As if the album wasn’t bad enough (although still not as terrible as the film that accompanied it), Glitter was released in the middle of what was apparently an ongoing meltdown on the part of its creator. And, in apparently conclusive proof that this record was cursed from the outset, it was released on September 11, 2001 — a day that, as it transpired, America had other things on its mind apart from rushing out to buy the new Mariah Carey album.