Ahhh music, who doesn't love it? If you're having a shitty day, it often helps make things better; if everything's going perfectly, it complements the mood; etc. Still, music often leads to occasional (often extreme) disappointments. Therefore, Giant Bomb community, what are some of your biggest music-related disappointments of 2012?
For me, I'd have to say my biggest disappointment this year was The Offspring's new material. You see, The Offspring's Ignition/Smash era has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. Well, guilty pleasure implies that I only kinda like it; as a fan of that late-80s/early-90s skate punk sound, I loved their early works, both musically and lyrically. Even after they sold out and coincidentally (or consequently; you could look at it either way) went downhill musically, I held out for them and kept hoping they'd return to form properly (because some bands have that happen). So, after seeing Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace as a low point in their career, I was hoping their new album would be better. It hasn't come out yet, but notice my "was"; although I had hope for them at first, they released "Cruisin' California (Bumpin' in my Trunk)", which not only shattered my already shallow hopes but also made me cry a little.
The clip's here, but I must warn you: It is TERRIBAD.
My other big musically-related disappointment has been The Black Sabbath/Bill Ward dispute; as a longtime Sabbath fan, it's incredibly sad to see this saga of legal disputes and the like