MTV has put together a list of upcoming records that will probably suck, and why. I know, it sounds weird coming from MTV, but there it is. Besides ripping into some non-Punknews.org acts like 50 Cent and Blake Lewis, the artist looks at upcoming albums from bands like Panic! At the Disco, Weezer, Thrice, Cobra Starship and more.

Their take on Panic! At the Disco?
Panic don't exactly have a lot of "cred" on their side, and the success of their A Fever You Can't Sweat Out record was seen by pretty much everyone as a monumental fluke. Which means that they've got an awful lot to prove on album number two ... and that's not always a good thing. [...] You've got the makings of perhaps the biggest sophomore flameout since Terence Trent D'Arby's Neither Fish Nor Flesh, a fact made even more troubling when you consider that most of the dudes in this band were, like, 1 when that album came out.

How about critically acclaimed post-hardcore act Thrice?

Because no matter what Dustin Kensrue and company will tell you about "changing the band's sound" and "pushing boundaries" -- something they seemingly do whenever there's a new album to promote -- everything the band does sounds exactly the same. Throw in a half-baked "concept" (four EPs, each based on one of the Earth's elements) and this one has the potential to blow everything past, present or future directly out of the water in terms of suckitude.

Weezer?

Expect hooks-by-the-books and unabashed stadium anthems hidden beneath a veneer of self-deprecation and humility (which, at this point, is so beyond annoying that it's not even funny). Also, Weezer haven't been good since Pinkerton, and I'm pretty sure the bass player dude hates me.

And, of course, Cobra Starship: It will suck "Because Cobra Starship are involved."

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Panic! At The Disco's Yet-Untitled Sophomore Album

Why Will It Suck?: Jeez, why won't it? Panic don't exactly have a lot of "cred" on their side, and the success of their A Fever You Can't Sweat Out record was seen by pretty much everyone as a monumental fluke. Which means that they've got an awful lot to prove on album number two ... and that's not always a good thing. Throw in the fact that they kicked off the writing process by retreating to a cabin in Nevada and growing haggard beards (see "Panic! At The Cabin: Rockers Go Into Hibernation To Work On Sophomore Disc") and you've got the makings of perhaps the biggest sophomore flameout since Terence Trent D'Arby's Neither Fish Nor Flesh, a fact made even more troubling when you consider that most of the dudes in this band were, like, 1 when that album came out.

50 Cent's Curtis

Why Will It Suck?: Take a handful of highly touted singles that have landed with mostly a thud (the latest, a hornball collabo with Justin Timberlake called "She Wants It," is perhaps the worst of all); add in a continually changing release date (see "50 Cent's Curtis Is Bumped Again - Album Now Slated For September 11 Release"); a ton of bad buzz on the street (thanks, Cam); and a disastrous live-TV screw up (see "50 Cent Explains BET Awards Mishap: 'I Just Wasn't Concentrating' "), and it's not much of a leap to say that 50's time at the top might be coming to a close. Please don't kill me.

Thrice's Elements Project

Why Will It Suck?: Because no matter what Dustin Kensrue and company will tell you about "changing the band's sound" and "pushing boundaries" - something they seemingly do whenever there's a new album to promote - everything the band does sounds exactly the same. Throw in a half-baked "concept" (four EPs, each based on one of the Earth's elements) and this one has the potential to blow everything past, present or future directly out of the water in terms of suckitude.

Blake Lewis' Yet-Untitled Debut

Why Will It Suck?: Lewis himself describes his first album as "electro-funk-soul-pop," and to that end, he's already lined up a techno guy to produce it (BT) and promises (threatens?) that it'll feature a beatboxing spot by Doug E. Fresh. Also, given that this is Blake Lewis, one can only assume that there will also be cameos from dude-core greats like 311 and Pepper. Also, throw in "American Idol" buddy/ poor-man's JT Chris Richardson too. Sounds awful.

Weezer's Yet-Untitled Sixth Album

Why Will It Suck?: Expect hooks-by-the-books and unabashed stadium anthems hidden beneath a veneer of self-deprecation and humility (which, at this point, is so beyond annoying that it's not even funny). Also, Weezer haven't been good since Pinkerton, and I'm pretty sure the bass player dude hates me based on our interactions during the Weez's tour with the Foo Fighters. Cue the hate mail!

Cobra Starship's Yet-Unititled Sophomore Album

Why Will It Suck?: Because Cobra Starship are involved.