Not surprisingly, competing entries for the title of Worst Recording Ever Made have surfaced elsewhere on the Internet. Bob Shingleton puts forward a weirdly misconceived East German rendition of Mikis Theodorakis's Axion esti; Marc Geelhoed has serious trouble with a CD of music by Ezra Pound; David Weininger mentions Ferenc Fricsay's Symphony of Psalms; Lisa Hirsch (dis)likes Lorin Maazel's Tosca; Anastasia Tsioulcas proposes Stefan Zucker (although humorously bad performances and cult objects don't quite count). John McLaughlin Williams, meanwhile, speaks in defense of the Furtwängler Quintet, and says that there's a better recording out there. (Oh my, this one is even longer.) I have little argument with the entity above, sent along by Timothy Andres; it is a scientifically informed attempt to create maximally undesirable music, and it succeeds. Vitaly Komar, Alex Melamid and Dave Soldier are the perpetrators. Read more here.