An abomination that tries to look cool by playing songs from other bands (e.g. AC/DC, Def Leppard) that will always be infinitely better than said tribute band. Often found on iTunes, which uses such bands in a feeble attempt to appease the masses who want the real deal.
Some albums are excpetionally idiotic because they change the genre, usually if the group the band is trying to copy is a rock band. Hayseed and hip-hop tributes are two noted examples.
rockjunkie1: Oh man, I can't believe I just wasted $9.99 like that...
rockjunkie2: What happened?
rockjunkie1: I bought what I thought was an AC/DC album on iTunes, but it turned out to be a tribute band.