30. Public Enemy, Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age (1994)
Label: Def Jam/Columbia Records Worst Song: "Aintnuttin Buttersong"
LAZY LYRICSOUT OF STEP
Old. That's how Chuck D & Co. were starting to sound by the time they put their fifth album out into the world. It didn't pack the same punch that 1988's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, 1990's Fear of a Black Planet, or even 1991's Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Back did. For the first time, PE's message got lost somewhere in the music with an album that was just as the poorly-constructed as the title seemed to suggest.