There's hardly a duff recording of the Bruckner 4 out there.
One of the very first Bruckner recordings I bought was VPO/Furtwangler in a 1951 Munich concert on a Decca Eclipse LP in 1974. It wouldn't detain a BaL reviewer for long today but it still retains a fond place in my personal pantheon of Bruckner recordings even though I have never heard it on CD.
VPO/Bohm has long held sway amongst the critics and it is indeed a wonderful disc but other favourites in my collection are Columbia SO/Bruno Walter, BPO/Jochum, BPO/Karajan (on EMI) and VPO/Haitink.
However, my top recommendation goes to a live performance from the Concertgebouw and Eugen Jochum in a 1975 concert available on the Tahra label. The audience are occasionally intrusive, for those who worry about such things, but the blend of the special Concertgebouw sound and Jochum's inspired direction give this recording a status out there on it's own. It should be much better known than it is and I recommend with all possible enthusiasm.
“Every piece of music is a rehearsal of one’s life,” - Sir Colin Davis