Its tragic that this is the only album we ever got from Buckley, but what an album it is. Right off the bat, we have a song where Buckley's voice transforms from a whisper to a yell, it fades and swells throughout the song, something that is characteristically done throughout the album in a powerful way. The progression is superb on every song. A sense of importance is created for certain elements of the songs by his generous use of give-and-take. We become aware of almost every musical component by it's inevitable absense, almost a dark metaphor for Buckley himself. Instruments are used to add power to his already so powerful voice. It's so full of emotion, and much more somber than you would expect if you only ever heard his cover of 'Hallelujah'. Something about this album reminds me of early Radiohead, except Jeff seems to have a more straightforward direction with his songs. The album art is inconic, it shows us how central Buckley's voice is to these songs, and perfectly captures a feeling of sadness or darkness, which is reflected in the tracks. Overall, this is such an iconic and beautiful album with some serious jams on it. It makes me think of all the talented individuals taken before their time, who may not have had a chance to give us amazing art that could be timelessly enjoyed. Favorite song: mojo pin Least favorite song: lost highway
Very interesting mix of different rock styles, particularly classics and alt. rock, with a tiny bit of prog/psychedelic. Great voice and musical style, loved it...
First time listening and was blown away. What a legend. So haunting.
Cela faisait 9 mois que cet album apparraissait assombri, avec un cadenas aposé sur sa pochette dans ma bibliothèque Spotify. Aujourd'hui enfin, après 9 long mois d'attente, nous avons pu débloquer le bijou de Jeff Buckley. Tel un bon vin, cet album, grâce à la censure totalitaire imposée par Robert, s'apprécie d'autant plus. Pour cela, je remercie Robert, qui n'hésite pas à user de sa force autoritaire pour nous dicter des lois toutes plus formidables les unes que les autres. Merci Robert, tu fais de la population générateurienne une grande population, à la race pure et aux valeurs intactes.
I really did not love the style or the music. It was sort of whiny and lame in my opinion.
Im pleased for him that he has such a diverse range of orgasms, but it spoils the album when he dubs them over the end of every song. Competent, but he really lverdoes each song.
Much better musically than I previously appreciated. Every song grabbed my attention and quite a few held it. The title tune is flat-out good, folding back on itself with convincing urgency. Last Goodbye rises and falls at unexpected times, if not in unexpected ways. The climaxes and dramatic shifts throughout are traceable (first time I’ve realised that I value the traceability of a song’s progress), the riffs exciting, the melodies haunting. It all adds up to a defined sound it'd be disingenuous to deny. And that really is a good rendition of Hallelujah. Contrary to my previous comments, he does pay attention to getting the song over, withdrawing vocally to give an equal share of the stage to the lyrics and the accompaniment. He earns that wail at the end, too. Yet by the end of the album, I was tense and worn out. What I’ve boiled that down to is this: 50 minutes in the company of a narcissist is unpleasant. That narcissism is partly a lyrical problem, but mostly it’s spiritual. Maximum drama all the time, with himself at the centre of that drama, is, to my ears, emotional immaturity at its wort. It’s not only allowed but indulged—fetishised even—which is how he ends up insisting the couch, her “simple city dress”, the egg he just boiled, or the particular brand of kettle he uses is 'So real'. To Jeff, his experience is the most important experience of all because it happened to him. I can roll with self-mythology all day, but self-idolatry is where I draw the line. While Grace can be exciting and even beautiful, its core is ugly.
Not looking forward to this. My apprehension was fully justified. This album is the emotional equivalent of an oversized mallet wielded by a character from a 1950s cartoon. It is fairly obvious that Jeff had his eyes closed whilst singing for this album, because the music is just so very overwhelming. One is reminded of the Clueless quote - "What is it about college and crybaby music?". Cher was, of course, referring to Radiohead in that quote, but the sentiment (and boy, there's sentiment abound) remains valid for this self-indulgent wankfest.
Brilliant rock arrangements and vocals
L'apparition de cet album a évidemment soulagé le tandem que je forme avec mon compère eltrapeze dans la mesure où nous sommes très clients de ce que gazouille Jeff Buckley. L'interdiction formelle d'écouter le moindre morceau de Grace devenait donc difficile à vivre. J'ai à ce propos récemment constaté qu'une grande partie d'entre vous transgressait sans complexe les dix commandements imposé par Robert au moment de créer le générateur. Je tenais de ce fait à rappeler son décalogue dans cette critique : 1. Je suis Robert, le créateur, qui t'a fait sortir de l'ignorance. Tu n'auras, dans ton cercle proche ou lointain, aucun autre Robert que moi. 2. Tu laisseras de côté tes a priori et jugeras les albums avec la plus grande objectivité. 3. Tu éviteras de m'ajouter sur LinkedIn et ne créeras aucun générateur pirate venant concurrencer celui des 1001. 4. Tu observeras deux jours de repos chaque semaine sauf si tu décides d'activer l'option « weekend albums ». 5. Honore tes goûts musicaux et honnis ceux des autres. 6. Tu critiqueras les albums avec pertinence et n'en sauteras pas. 7. Tu n'écouteras les albums qu'après leur génération, quand bien même tu les connaîtrais déjà. 8. Tu te procureras le grimoire pour une somme au moins égale à 20€. 9. Tu mépriseras les approximations musicales de ton prochain et les rectifieras. 10. Tu ne remettras pas en question mes choix et les glorifieras.
One of those artists I hear about a lot but have never really listened to. Of course I've heard "Hallelujah," which I didn't know was a cover, but that's it. He's got a really powerful, haunting voice. The production on here is really great too, very engaging. Lots of songs I enjoyed, and it makes for a good listen front to back. I'm starting to think the list is trying to make amends for last week by just giving us a slate of great albums. Favorite tracks: Hallelujah, Lilac Wine, Dream Brother, Lover You Should've Come Over. Album art: Simple, but very effective. He's got the brood of a singer-songwriter but his shirt and the mic correctly suggest a more ambitious sound. Crazy that this was his first and only album--this picture seems almost too appropriate for that. I was expecting to read that he overdosed or committed suicide, but perhaps even more tragic that he died going for a swim. 4/5
The album that turned a cover of "Hallelujah" into his own song, incredibly powerful and emotional
Haunting vocals and such promise
Amazing, loved it.
Este álbum es toda una experiencia, muy agradable para mi gusto alternativo y progresivo.
I've always loved this album ever since hearing Hallelujah. Such powerful vocals and guitar playing, it's such a tragedy we lost him so young. Highlights: -Grace -Lilac Wine -Hallelujah -Lover, You Should Have Come Over
An all time favorite
Obviously 5 stars
Unbelievably skill underscored by the tragic end of the artist that's hard to ignore when listening to it. I wish he lived longer because he really could have had his own niche--soulful but raw, virtuosic but not academic, pretty but not vapid.
Always great. One of my favorites
Un album impressionant, bon auteur compositeur interprete, tres eclate et bonne reprise de hallelujah. Je vais y revenir 5*
No conocía nada de Jeff Buckley y su tragedia, pero este discazo me encantó. Tampoco sabía que necesitaba otro cover de "Hallelujah" en mi vida, pero aquí está. Todo me gustó: letras, música, la voz de este wey (QEPD) y el mood en general. A veces es todo lo que pido en música que no es precisamente alegre. Ahora pienso que Gaz Coombes se inspiró mucho en este disco para su "Matador". Canciones que más me gustaron: "Grace", "So Real", "Lover, You Should've Come Over" y "Eternal Life". 10/10
Pensé que iba a estar medio tame cuando vi la portada, pero me sorprendió gratamente que tiene muchos momentos heavys. Canción que más me prendió: So Real está brutalona. Mood: breakdown
Wish he was alive :(
The first album that's come up on this website so far that I already know and really like. Classic imo, grace is my favourite track. Least favourite probably Hallelujah but that's just because we had to sing it in secondary school once and that ruined it
En mi vida había escuchado el nombre Jeff Buckley, pero escuchar este disco fue una sorpresa muy agradable. Me gustó mucho todo el tono del álbum y suena un poco como una mezcla entre grunge y un poco de Radiohead. Una lástima que sea el único álbum que hizo.
Awesome! Front to back I’m ashamed I haven’t listened to this more
only complaint is it was i little long but it was really good
Listened to this during my college days. Forgot how wonderful it is.
Great album, full of emotion and great instrumentation
Objectivity is usually the name of the game with these things, but then personal tastes often dictate otherwise, and the shark fin of subjectivity approaches the beach of impartiality ready for a partisan ambush. That's where I am with this record. Jeff Buckley's Grace is, simply, one of my favourite albums of all time. I don't even need to listen to it today to familiarise myself with anything. But I will, because, attempting to cast aside any bias, it really is amazing. The first time I heard this record, it was lent to me by my musically accomplished Uncle, who not so much lent me the album but implored me to listen to it. As a headstrong 14 year old with a penchant for loud guitars, I was ready to dismiss this record as middle aged dinner party music. As soon as the opening jangling of 'Mojo Pin' crept in, it was evident that I had to rethink. In fact, this was the record that made me really think about music, rather than just enjoy it. I suppose it sparked the artist in me. Other records would too - Kid A and the arrival of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club made me think like a musician - but none of this would have been possible without Grace. That's the reason for the bias, but thus doesn't have to be based on nepotism. Regardless of what I might say, this really is a great record. Every song is like a beautiful chapter in a transcendental bible, every composition as unique and esoteric as the last, delivered with soulful indulgence, triumph, sorrow, panache, and, grace itself. People will, quite rightly, talk about the voice, but the guitar playing from both Jeff and Michael Tighe is absolutely dialled in. These are songs crafted and delivered with pinpoint artisanship; 'Last Goodbye' runs the gauntlet of human emotions, 'Grace' invites - no, drags - you into a chaotic dream where you dodge raindrops the size of guitar strings, culminating in that iconic high note from the pit of Buckley's soul, his cover of 'Lilac Wine' haunts your psyche, 'So Real' takes you back into the dream you thought you escaped. By the time he's put his own inimitable stamp on Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' (the crown jewel of the album), the opening organ of 'Lover You Should've Come Over' is a welcome respite until that, too, leads you into a cascading crescendo. Just when you think you've got away with it through a delightful rendition of 'Corpus Christi Carol', he plays his live ace in the hole - 'Eternal Life' blows you away with a sonic explosion. An album as beautiful as this can't end on a rollicking firecracker like this, so he soothes you and sends you home happy with 'Dream Brother'. But, like all great experiences, it leaves you savouring what you've just witnessed and wanting more of the same. Jeff Buckley died in 1997 after being swept away by a Mississippi current in a swimming accident, leaving behind the bare bones of a second album. That, too, is very good. However, if a man leaves behind a legacy of just one album, then that man can do a lot worse - and not much better - than Jeff Buckley's Grace.
Really love it
Both lyrics ad melody were beautiful. Made me cry, specially knowing his story
Fantastic album. Buckley has got a great voice, love the variety in the album, all-around very good!
Rating: 10/10 Best songs: all
Of course we all know Hallelujah, but up to now I've never knowingly heard anything else by Jeff Buckley. From the first song, it took me by surprise. It's a lot rockier and carries a lot more breadth and depth than I had expected. Far short of a one-hit wonder, this album incorporates a surprisingly wide rang of styles which are all transposed with a high degree of proficiency. After I thought I'd already heard the full range of Jeff Buckley, the album hit me with Corpus Christi Carol then followed by Eternal Life. All in all this is a really good album I'm sure I will revisit.
Awesome album. Love it.
Like Nick Drake before him, this was a bard unsung in his time. Truly ephemeral.
Some of the most gorgeous guitar work ever put on record. The songwriting here is personal and original, and the cover of Hallelujah is the best version of the song by miles. Sometimes chill and sometimes jammy, a great album top to bottom.
I was going to give this a 4 or 5 based on my memory of songs like the epic title track and Halleluiah. Buckley had an angelic voice and was a great song-writer. The album has a real classic feel to it. In a rare move my co-judge offered, unsolicited, that I should "give this one a 5" so my mind was made up.
i love this album, rip 2 a legend
Sexy choir boy J-Bux absolutely tears me apart every time I listen to this. So much variation in style but it feels all part of the whole. It's a strange album in that respect, a mix of covers and J-buck originals and jumps around from song to song leaving you wondering what the ef heck style is this. The covers are probably the most effective with the exception of Lover You Should've Come Over, which never fails to delight from the light accordion opening to the wailing, screaming finish. Hallelujah is heinously overplayed but it's an absolute marvel what he did with Leonard's soulful but shlucky (dare I say it?!) original. It's a wonder of the modern world. Lilac wine and Corpus Christi carol are beautiful wisps of magic floating into your ear canals from another universe. It's an album unlike any other I know. The highs are so high in this that it makes up for the last couple of songs that don't match the standard in the rest of it. It's been a delight listening again.
Ive gotten back into this album in a big way in the last couple years. Buckley gets a lot of (rightful acclaim) for having an incredible voice, but he was a fantastic songwriter and arranger as well. Given the fact that he died so young, and the transcendent, ethereal nature of his music, it sometimes seems like he has this aura of sadness around him similar to other musicians who died young. But if you watch live videos and interviews of him, he actually seems like he was pretty goofy and high strung and had a corny sense of humor. Which would’ve been…interesting to see how it would’ve informed his music had his career had a chance to continue. Anyway, this album fucking slaps and the drums are incredible.
Nije za svaku priliku ali masterpiece.
Always loved this album and always remember how good Buckley's voice is. But, I seem to have forgotten how awesome his band is on this recording. They kill it!
Great album! I’ve got this one and it is brilliant…
the stand-out songs are classics
It's cool, I only wanted to be emotionally devastated this afternoon, all good.
Layering emotion and incredible instrumentals, Jeff’s voice is centre stage here. A beautiful collection of original material and covers, complicated and delicate, it gets better and better with more listening as nuance and detail keeps emerging. Top tracks: Mojo Pin, Grace, So Real
Maravilloso! Una delicia musical
When I saw the album, I felt like I had heard this artist before and possibly this album, not 100% sure if I have but still sat through the album to give it a listen. Grace sounds quite personal, almost like his letter to death or maybe a i'm here and not getting knocked down anymore, type of album.
One of the best albums of the 90s
Classic. Predicted the Bends perhaps… 🧐
pretty solid too bad he drowned
A classic from my own life experience, and a beautiful voice taken too soon. "Lover, You Should Have Come Over" will ring out on my heartstrings forever.
I've loved this album for years. Jeff Buckley's songwriting, singing, and guitar playing are immaculate. There are so many great moments on this album. The song "Grace" is eerily prophetic, mixing uplifting music with lyrics such as "Well it's my time coming/I'm not afraid/afraid to die" "And the rain is falling and I believe my time has come/It reminds me of the pain I might leave/leave behind" and "And I feel them drown my name/So easy to know and forget with this kiss/I'm not afraid to go/but it goes so slow." Those last lines are incredibly tragic given how he died. I always loved the frantic, rocking "Eternal Life" followed by the mysterious sounding "Dream Brother" (love the guitar line). "Last Goodbye" is heartbreaking and beautiful. That song, along with "Lover, You Should Have Come Over" hit a bit too close to home...I listened to this album a lot during a tough period in my life. Buckley's lyrics really hit hard on that feeling of love lost. I don't listen to the album much these days mainly because it pulls me back to feelings I've long since moved on from, but nothing changes the fact that this is a gorgeous, powerful album from an incredibly talented musician who was lost too soon.
Loved it, especially the song “Hallelujah”.
An incredibly raw and moving album.
I hadn't listened to this album in full since the day we found out he had died. I was backpacking around Europe and was drinking cheap sangria in a cheap resort bar in the foothills of Florence. The fellow Aussie I had made friends with convinced the bartender to play his copy of Grace on the stereo. Man what a talent that was lost. Not a huge fan, mostly again by the glut of imitators who followed Buckley (badly) and the over zealous fans who worshipped him to the exclusion of all else. That said, I can appreciate his artistry and his skill as a singer song writer and performer
i hope one day i can express my emotions in a level that comes close to this and encapsulate a moment in my life in a way thats truly eternal.
Solo el trio Grace, Last Goodbye y Lilac Wine ya se merecen 4 estrellas **** pero con maravillas como el Hallelujah o Eternal Life toca el cielo. ¡Qué bien cantaba! ¡Qué bien componía! ¡Qué bien tocaba la guitarra! ¿Cómo puede darte tanta pena que se vaya alguien a quien no conoces?
There was nothing like this album at that time. Maybe even now. All special, very melodic and interesting structured songs. A unique voice.
Great album. Very soulful, cool edgy punk tones. Eternal life is a major highlight than never landed in the mainstream unfortunately.
Discovered this one in college through a friend and it really floored me the first time I heard it in a way that only a handful of albums ever have. I was a little obsessed with it for awhile and tried to spread the love for it to anyone I came in contact with. Of course, like many intensely emotional albums, I associate this one pretty strongly with an equally intense relationship I was in at the time which has long since ended. So, I don't revisit this one often for that reason because it calls up some fairly painful memories, but it doesn't diminish this album's power for me in the least. I enjoy the first few songs for their strong dynamics but the first song on the album to really gives me goosebumps is "Lilac Wine." His voice is so powerfully emotive that I find it is more effective in a sparer arrangement. It's funny, normally with most singers I wouldn't enjoy the way the vocals are so intimately recorded with nearly every breath audible and presented so front and center in the mix but his voice is such a marvel that I enjoy soaking up every detail. Then of course you get to his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" which is one of those rare songs where his interpretation is so masterful that it has become the definitive version in my eyes, in the same way that something like Jimi Hendrix's version of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" eclipses its original. His ability to see the power inside that song and draw every last ounce of emotion out of it is not only a stroke of genius but also an amazing feat of talent in its flawless execution. It left me nearly breathless the first time I heard it.
mojo pin 4/5 grace 4/5 last goodbye 4.5/5 lilac wine 4/5 so real 4.5/5 hallelujah 5/5 lover you should come over 4.5/5 corpus christi carol 3.5/5 eternal life 3.5/5 dream brother 4/5 forget her 5/5 (fav track) overall 85% !
There aren’t enough stars for this album. Beautiful, haunting, powerful soaring melodies over intricate guitar lines and driving rhythms. There’s not a bad song here, Lilac Wine & So Real are my favs
First time listening, re-listened 1.5 more times after. Heartfelt and haunting.
This album is an all time classic
For some reason, the vocal speaks to me. I like it's ever-changing nature, going back and forth from low-key speak-singing to high-pitch wailing, switching between acoustic guitars and heavy fuzzy riffs, and so on. Interestingly, this album's lower BPM makes it even more relatable. Cool.
Allein die erste Nummer ging schon mega unter die Haut. Mit einem überraschend wuchtigen Aufbau! Ich kannte ja nur die Cover Version von Halleluja, aber der kann ja auch noch viel mehr! Sehr beeindruckender Einsatz der Stimme! Toller Gitarrensound und ausgefallenes Arrangement!
A magnificent piece of work. Such a good sound but still very varied. What a talent.
Well its obviously a K town 5 star banger! I'm delighted this is on the list. I love this album and think its a piece of art. Certain music snobs write off Buckles because of Hallelujah cos they're sick of it or whatnot, but I don't even care about that song. Listen to "Lover you should have come over" - one of my favourite songs of all time and musically exceptional. Mad chord progressions and the tension and epicness - I can barely handle it. Beautiful album. Love you Jeffy B
I have always been hypnotised by this album!! (I don't only love it because we share a name). I cannot believe his voice, my brain actually cannot compute that that is his voice, especially on this version of Lilac Wine. I admire Leonard Cohen in a different way, and his poem, Hallelujah, is obviously legendary, also love the way he performs it. However, I love Jeff Buckley's version and you can't make me decide which I prefer. I'm not one of these purists who needs it to be Cohen only though, I grew up with Jeff's version and I find it mesmerising. This whole album is orgasmic and stunning. To me, it is pure perfection.
I can listen to this album on repeat. High-level vocals, great melodies, easy to listen.
Amazing 😻 I love it
This was an unexpected surprise. I didn't like all the songs, but the whole album is great. I think that this is the first absolutely unknown for me that really deserved 5 stars.
One of the best albums of the '90s. Jeff's angelical voice and passion fill each track of this masterpiece of an album. Truly a gem, considering the fleeting life and tragic downfall of Tim Buckley's son.
Never gave the whole album a chance. Guitar is stellar. Lilac Wine + the hits, great album.
We both loved it. As Ian observed it is certainly not “background music” - it is rather intense and demands to be listened to! It is very beautiful
1994 was one of the best years in music, maybe ever, and this album was part of the reason why. In contrast to the distortion and discontent coming from Seattle, Jeff Buckley made an album that was just as emotional and raw but beautiful. His vocal control is amazing as are his musical choices about when and how to use it. Lover, You Should Have Come Over is one of my top 10 favorite songs and was on just about every mixed tape I ever made. I even wrote a psychology paper on that song in undergrad, got an A :). That sigh before the first note of Hallelujah gets me every time. He may not have written it, but it's most definitely his song now. The opening of Last Goodbye sounds a little like it was ripped off by Oasis for Champagne Supernova (the "how many special people" part). And I actually love the way that So Real falls apart in the middle and then puts itself back together. This album is different and classic at the same time. Unlike some of the other music from '94, my love for this album has only grown and that speaks to the wide array of musical styles from which it draws inspiration. That range is apparent in who has claimed to be influenced and inspired by Buckley. Everyone from Adele to PJ Harvey, Radiohead to Lana Del Rey. Hell, Jimmy Page said this album was close to being his favorite of the decade and David Bowie said it was one of the 10 albums he would bring to a desert island. I gotta agree with the greats on this one.
I'm not sure that back-to-back songs can get much better than "Hallelujah" and "Lover You Should Have Come Over." Those were the two Jeff Buckley songs I was most familiar with, but I'm happy to say that I was nearly as blown away by the rest of the album. I likely heard it all the way through a few times, but again, 1994 produced such a prolific abundance of great albums that I probably wasn't ready to fully appreciate it in the mid-90s anyway. Buckley possessed one of the greatest voices in rock history, which was sadly constrained at both ends - first by spending the first decade of his career as a session musician and band member rather than as a lead singer, and then by his tragic death. That history exploring different collaborators and genres certainly benefited him though, and "Grace" wouldn't be the album of diverse and gorgeous sound it is without those experiences. The way these songs build, ebb and flow, rise and fall, is consistently beautiful and powerful. At times Buckley is the stripped-down mellow singer-songwriter, at times the pop rock lead man that reached musical heights that Chris Martin, Travis' Fran Healy, and many others could never match. At times Buckley embraces a very 90s sound, at times it feels like powerfully explosive classic rock of the early 70s, at times you can feel the influence of the wide variety of artists he had worked with early in his career. An incredible singer, but the voice only reaches the heights that it does because of the arrangements and musical vision.
Go through phases on this between liking it and loving it… today was a loving it day!!
The title track is a behemoth of a song His vocals are insane! Splendid songwriting and even better production. RIP Jeff
Why was Jeff Buckley taken so soon? Favourites: "Mojo Pin", "Last Goodbye", "So Real", "Hallelujah", "Forget Her" (Bonus)
Grace is such a perfect title for this. We are essentially hearing Jeff Buckleys thoughts, wishes and ambitions spilled out onto the record. His beautiful Hallelujah dead center on the album is a wonderful choice. What a breathtaking production. A heart on sleeve masterwork.
Just a phenomenal album from start to finish. It's a real tragedy that this was all that was released in his lifetime because this was something special. "Lover, you should have come over" is fantastic, full of raw passion and emotion which soars and takes you on a journey, and of course "hallelujah" is probably a top 10 cover of all time. This fusion of rock, blues, pop, and folk really works for me and his vocals feel authentic. Like he means every word he sings.
Jeff Buckley’s only studio album during his lifetime. It is hard to objectively review without mentioning his enormous potential. As a stand alone album it is inconsistent, but worth listening to for the high points, including his monumental cover of Hallelujah.
Alles op dit album zit precies goed. De harde stukken zijn net zacht genoeg. De zachte stukken komen hard genoeg binnen. Jeff heeft ook een stembereik van jewelste. Heel hard van genoten, ondanks ik maar 1 nummer kende
It's amazing. Guitar, vocals and songwriting alike. Jeff Buckley was too good for this world
full nostalgia teen love here
muss sich nun jeder der noch auf die seite schaut anhören
A fantastic album. One of my favourites.
Incredible to discover he doesn't sound Hallelujah
He's got a great smooth voice, lot of soul and sadness and in it. Standout Track(s): So Real
good but sad. idk if i could listen again
The rock tunes tend to the multi-movement, and maintain their forward motion despite moderate length across the board. Buckley's voice is what ties the project together through its softer cuts, which were quiet highlights for me. The last couple tracks are examples of what could have been, with Eternal Life's tight but on-the-nose lyrics and Dream Brother's new sonic territory.
Pretty good, and the original Halleljuah on it
Liked 7/11 songs, had some songs I already liked. 3.5/5
Despite the now subdued caterwauling, this is an enjoyable record.
Amazing album one of my fav oat 9/10
More going on here than I was expecting
This is a surprisingly great album. I thought that 'Hallelujah' would be the gem, but it was certainly 'Last Goodbye' and 'Dream Brother.'
It’s good, I’m just not into it
Aside from the fact it sounds like the soundtrack to every 90s teen drama ever made I absolutely loved it
Qué buen descubrimiento. Nunca había oído de él y cuando leí las opiniones tan positivas que tuvo en su momento el disco, pensé que iba a ser una cosa exagerada y mamadora que solo se volvió de culto por su muerte tan rara… pero no, la verdad es que la música está buena, su voz me gusta porque tiene un timbre particular y un rango muy bueno, las guitarras son también un plus y la variedad de estilos en las canciones hace que el disco no se vuelva aburrido ni repetitivo. Lástima la "misteriosa" muerte del fulano, quizá pudo haber tenido mucha influencia en la música actual, o quizá se hubiera quedado en one hit wonder.
Tal vez es muy aclamado por la gente (y personajes muy pesados en el medio) no solo por la forma en que murió sino por lo que pudo haber sido, en lo personal conocía solo 2 rolas del disco y la verdad Hallelujha no me pasa mucho aunque ahora la entiendo mas por que la toca el solo con su eléctrica sin distor un sello que ahora se que era único. Le voy a dar una vuelta a los discos póstumos por que fuera del mame que le dan o no por su muerte o por que fuera el mejor disco de esa época se me hace que es muy bueno sin llegar a ser excelente
Kinda Radiohead vibes, good, good.
This album is really interesting because it really doesn’t have that mid-90s sound. I like it, though.
Very powerfully vocals. Good energy thought out the album. Reason why over 20 years later this album still gets talked about. Very nice production.
Really liked this one. Just feel like everything was extremely well balanced and I was fully into the album all the way through. Everything was well done and I don’t have much bad to say about it.
I was a little skeptical of this album when I read that it received much of this acclaim a few years after Jeff Buckley died. I'm still kind of skeptical. It's a great album, and I like several songs on the track list but I'm not sure about it's inclusion on this list. The songs are beautiful and the covers are interesting interpretations of originals, but there is nothing revolutionary to me about this album. I will say that I do enjoy the variety of musical styles that it represents. maybe that's why it is included.
Jeff's voice is weird, reminds me of like a 60s singer but the title track has this crazy prog rock sound. Lilac Wine is a good tune
Highlights: Grace, Eternal Life Lowlight: Hallelujah Dreamy and meandering (but not pointless), Jeff Buckley has the vocal and guitar chops to make it big, so why haven't heard more of him? Seems a shame, I thoroughly enjoyed this album. Aside from a pedestrian cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", Grace is a perfectly wonderful journey to experience.
New one for me - Outstanding singer. Tragic story.
I thought this album was very good. Although the tempo of the songs were quite different then I am use to, Jeff makes up for this with his incredibly strong voice.
Somehow able to blend ethereal cathedral sound with riffing rock, Jeff Buckley is a gift. His voice resonates the soul. All the more haunting given how young he left the world.
fuck this is powerful, what an incredible voice. the way these songs shift and move is impressive, the flow and feel of this album is pretty unparalleled, the way it aches, the tension.
Excellent Album. Intense, passionate and soulful throughout
god bless jeff buckley's voice
Jeff Buckley isn't really my jam, but his passion, creativity, and originality cannot be denied. On Buckley's debut album, Grace, his incredibly rich soundworld, melodies, and song forms spring to life fully formed like Athena springing from Zeus' head. You could listen to this album every day for a month and hear new details every time. Reviewers reach for comparisons to Robert Plant, grunge, folk music, Arabic singing, but the truth is that he sounds like none of them. The only thing he sounds like is Jeff Buckley. I'm not sure I would call Grace a masterpiece. I don't care for the timber of Buckley's voice and it's not like I'm going to be humming these tunes any time soon. But if you're the type of person who gets bored easily, you'll be fascinated by how the serpentine twists and turns of the music, and how Buckley never, ever repeats himself. I've got to give credit where credit is due. 4 stars out of 5.
hallelujah is a jam, rest are pretty good too
Al liceo si acchiappava di brutto co Jeff
It's very good. Tails off towards the end, but so many classics. The problem is with albums like this, they are almost too good, so you don't NEED to listen to them.
I like it
Classic album that I discovered through this service. Awesome! Will definitely add to my regular rotation
Heyyyyyy Hallelujah! Eternal life sounds familiar in the intro, but the rest doesn't. It sounded like something from Foo Fighters. Overall a good album. Giving it a 4.
Great album. The best "Hallelujah" cover in my opinion. Sad this was his only album.
I really liked it - especially his covers. It's calm but still full of feeling. Feels like he just sings what moves him and I can really respect that.
Pretty great album! Tons of variation across the whole album as well as within each song. Lots of 90s nostalgic alt rock sounds but with a lyrical and musical complexity a cut above his contemporaries. Hearing another cover of Lilac Wine was also a pleasant surprise - my previous album was the Nina Simone album with her cover of the same song. These albums ARE random, right?
Great album. Vocals were a bit too soft for my liking though.
mehr als nur ein Halleluja
- I didn't enjoy the first minute of the album which is where I usually quit - First song is pretty though, pretty badass at the end - Love the distorted guitars on so real - Definitely an incredible rendition of hallelujah, perhaps over shadowed because people have copied what he did in the last 25 years in their own performances - powerful accordions surprise on lover, you should've come over - intro guitar on Eternal life is good, fucking hard even, the rest of the song goes on a little long but the guitar remains strong. - most of the songs seem a bit long, perceptions of what a songs length should be have changed a lot in the last 25 years - closing out the album, good rock album not something that I would listen to normally but I enjoyed the whole thing, wish the songs were a bit shorter but the music that's there is great, the organ on the last song is beautiful
Taken too soon. Voice like an angel one minute, howling blues man the next. Don't blame him for making "Hallelujah" ubiquitous with singing competitions. Everyone should listen to this album. Best Tracks: Grace; Last Goodbye; Lover, You Should've Come Over
I've often had a problem with singer-songwriters where a lack of emotive performance will cause my eyes to glaze over in reaction to some otherwise excellently written songs, and I've previously written off Jeff Buckley on cursory listens as having that problem, but this album is fantastic. This is one of a select few albums that I've completely come around on as a result of this listening exercise. Good show.
Very classic album. Lilac Wine, Hallelujah, and many other great songs.
I've listened to this album a great deal during my twenties and thirties so it was great to have an excuse to listen with "older" ears and hear some things I hadn't heard before. Why 4 stars? Just because I think the album could "flow" a little better.... be a bit more cohesive maybe. Also, I've never been a fan of the number of covers on the album. Still a classic for very good reason.
Really beautiful. Especially his falsetto is!
Absolutely slaps, way cooler than I thought it would be
This album is kind of many things rolled into one and ahead of its time. It’s kind of Proto-iron and Wine and Bon Iver, but also sounds like a combo of Elliott Smith and STP, but also, there’s songs that seem to predict 2000s harder rock—though not in a good way. What really shines is his voice and what extermination he’s willing to do with it, it’s really something special and shines on the album. There are some interesting instrumentation choices, some cool breakdowns but also some dated stuff that isn’t working. I’d give his singing and songwriting a 5, but some of the instrumentation was 2-3 range so that detracted. It’s interesting to think about which route he would’ve gone were he still alive, could’ve been really great, but also, maybe not.
The late Jeff Buckley captured the crippling desperation of heart ache as effortlessly as his angelic voice allowed. The crowning glory on this record, in my estimation, is Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah (long before EVERYONE started covering it). The other knockout is the anonymously written Corpus Christi Carol. The original songs are not in the same class, but I liked Lover, You Should Have Come Over and Lilac wine. This is a very good record, created by a now lost talent.
4 из 5
Grace is a fantastic, sweeping piece of alt rock. It stands apart from it's other 90's alt rock contemporaries, like Radiohead, the Pixies, and Sonic Youth. Jeff Buckley plays his own songs and it comes with his own flavor of alt rock. It's really fuckin good. Wide-ranging barn burners to quiet, tender moments make for a great album with expert pacing.
Dream brother was pretty good. The whole album is unexpectedly good from the guy who sang hallelujah.
Don't rate his singing, but the rest of it is great. Mojo Pin has nice progression. Grace is good (singing is mostly ok at beginning but later screams don't do it for me). Last Goodbye is nice. Lilac Wine is nice. So Real is very interesting. I never liked Hallelujah but admit it is well composed and executed. Dream brother is nice. 4-
Cantor impressionante com versões poderosas.
Another good one. I haven't given this a full listen to since the late 90s I reckon. An amazing voice and some great songs. Last Goodbye and Hallelujah are both awesome.
Swoon. I've been on a 90s kick lately, so this is a nice way to start. Looking forward to the reviews and discoveries along the way.
Not my usual thing, but I enjoyed this 👍
What a beguiling, beautiful show-off Jeff Buckley is. Of all the power-house albums designed to showcase one person's skill, this is surely one of the biggest. Vocal acrobatics abound across every track, from the sensual whisper to a yearning croon, to a vibrato-filled wail. It's unrivalled, unquestionable technique, executed with stunning control to dazzling effect. Buckley's own material blends in well against the covers- "Lilac Wine", "Hallelujah", "Corpus Christi Carol"- which are the strongest tracks for me, shining as inspired reworkings of classics. In particular, the hushed, lullaby-like rendition of "Lilac Wine" is my favourite offering here. Coincidence or not, the covers are also the most "stripped back" musically. And even then, I struggled to find some of Buckley's performances as soul-bearing as they're made out to be. Every track, every line, is so stuffed with vocal affectations that- dare I say it- "Grace" occasionally threatens to tip into style over substance. It also doesn't end particularly well, with "Eternal Life" taking a frustrating detour into more standard 90's-style hard rock and "Dream Brother" leaving things feeling incomplete for a record that revels in show-stopping flourishes. On the flip side, "style over substance" is an easy claim to make when a record's emphasis is on musical talent. Buckley's skill as a vocalist is undeniable, and he's a deft guitarist, with some inventive chord shapes and structures thrown in ("So Real" and "Mojo Pin" are highlights for this). If it never feels "authentic" enough, maybe it's because his skill goes beyond anything I can relate to as a listener. This was a difficult one to rate. Although the vocals weren't always to my personal taste, it's no reason to mark it down. Objectively, these are really strong recordings, as well as the document of a supremely talented singer with a life cut tragically short. In the echoing silence after the album finishes, if you listen closely you can hear 25 years worth of male singer-songwriters tuning up their guitars and doggedly reaching for those soaring highs.
I can't really complain about anything about this album. A lot of the songs are relatively simple, but Buckley has a powerful voice and he gives his songs the same power and passion. The range of the album also made the album so much more engaging. All that being said, nothing about the album super stuck out to me, but It was a great album and I really enjoyed it.
First half was better than second half. Forget Her and Hallelujiah slap
Solid album. Really.
What a voice, amazing vocals, great guitars, superb album, check out the duet with Elizabeth Fraser from The Cocteau Twins which you can find on YouTube 8/10
Amazing, Jeff Buckley’s vibrato, the almost ethereal sound makes a unexpected compliment to the slow and simplistic blues rhythms.
Was für ein Organ, Hallelujah! Kannte hiervon nur Hallelujah und Forget Her, der Rest ist ebenfalls mehr als hörenswert. Songwriting hakt manchmal etwas. Ein Jammer, dass er so früh von uns gegangen ist und keine Gelegenheit hatte, mehr zu machen.
Grace by Jeff Buckley (1994) The voice is simply astonishing. Jeff Buckley’s four-octave range, crisp diction, superhuman breath control, and confident timbre are a perfect fit for the execution of his grandly innovative melodies. Freddie Mercury would’ve been impressed. And Buckley’s performances on guitar, keyboards, and (even) percussion are all combined to produce entrancing, genre defying music. Do not play this album while working, driving, or babysitting. This is Saturday afternoon alone music, when you’ve got time to think and feel at once. Karl Berger’s sublime string arrangements are kept slyly hidden until they need to bloom, sometimes explosively. The lyrics lay bare the sadness of a man who lacks the means to satisfy his overwhelming desire. That man lives in you and me. He selects the darkest five of the 80 verses that Leonard Cohen penned to the classic “Hallelujah”, and he delivers them with powerful effect (even subduing the sometimes, frankly, trite rhyme at the ending of the third line of each verse—a masterful example of ‘correcting’ the poet in the delivery, a difficult and dangerous enterprise approaching the finest work of great Shakespearean actors). And he holds the softly spooky and airy “lu” on the penultimate “hallelujah” for a full 25 seconds—long enough to get in his own guitar solo. Did he have some sort of oxygen infusion? His most soulful song (“Lover, You Should’ve Come Over”) captures the mournful response to loss of love and life. And his effort to put his love behind him (“Forget Her”) is frustrated by the unshakable awareness that “She’s out there somewhere now”, searingly shifting from the third to the second person in the last line of the song (and the album). The listener wants to lift him up in his sadness, only to be foiled by the horror of Buckley’s accidental death a couple years later, at the age of 30. I wish he’d lived to write a happy song. 4/5
Uvodna pjesma Mojo Pin je definitivno highlight za mene na ovom albumu. Predivno nešta. Inače preferiram njegovog oca po glazbi, ali nije fer je Jeff nije uspio izbaciti drugi album kako treba prije svoje smrti. Vjerujem da bi isto bio kvalitetan kao Tim. Sve u svemu, ima jedan album u cijelosti, ovaj, te je bome divan. Favoritne: Mojo Pin, Grace, So Real, Hallelujah (draža od originala), Corpus Christi Carol, Dream Brother i sjajna zadnja stvar Forget Her.
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Glad I was able to enjoy this. Hallelujah is a amzing track and the rest of the album show the rtest of Jeff's amazing talent.
Good album, wasn't blown away by it except for the Hallelujah cover. But all solid tracks .
Just wish hed have gotten to make a follow up.
Actually very good. The songwriting isn't amazing and sounds a bit dated to my ear, but more than made up for by the musicianship.
Obviously now on an absolutely massive pedestal, but easy to see why. Powerful vocals, great writing. Perhaps not quite worthy of being held up as high as it is, but a fabulous album nonetheless.
I don't own this album but I've listened to it (on Spotify) several times over the last few years. Caught a podcast on the top male rock voices (in terms of vocal range) since the 80's and he was number one - so I had to find out more. Too bad we never got more from him while he was alive. His vocals are superb (check out Corpus Christi Carol) and the musical arrangements are pretty good. His version of Hallelujah is haunting. Last Goodbye is pretty awesome too. Some so-so songs mixed in. I definitely enjoy the album but it didn't completely blow me away.
I only knew Jeff Buckley because I had heard his cover of "Back In NYC," which was not very good. People had been touting "Grace" for a long time. I was surprised by how much I liked the album. It was a lot better than I expected it to be. The singing and instrumentation worked a lot. More than I was expecting. The "Hallelujah," unfortunately, has been done to death. But even with that, the rest was surprisingly good. I did go back to listen to his cover of "Back In NYC." I still did not like it, but not as much as the first time. I appreciate it for what it is, but it's not something I have to have.
One of the best singers in rock music. Some really good songs as well but not the classic he might have been able to make if he'd stuck around
Surprisingly good and a talented artist.
Gorgeous album. Buckleys's voice is an incredible instrument. The songs are generally good and the sound is warm a day intimate. I've listened to it previously but never truly bought in until this listen. 4 🌟
What a voice, great falsetto work. Of course many know only of Hallelujah and in some ways is almost the definitive version, although I think both Leonard Cohen and Buckley bring different things to the table. I definitely enjoy the guitar-work on the album, especially the little delayed pitch-y things in the background in Mojo Pin, which is funny cause it's the same stuff I like to do. Definitely feels like a pure musician. Also never realized he drowned to death without drugs/alcohol in his system... tragic.
Not at all what I was expecting. Kind of a weird album, really. Strangely catchy. That voice!
Great voice. Sad he only got to make this one album. Would have been interesting so see what he would have done if he had more time. Enjoyed Lilac Wine the most
This album surprised me. I really liked it and wish he had lived to make a second album.
Noch nie mehr als nur Halleluhja angehört. Ein Album für Musiker gleichzeitig zeitlos und voll gas 90er Unglaubliche Stimmkontrolle und Umfang, tolle Gitarrenarbeit. Überraschend breites stilistisches Spektrum - von Klassik über Folk Singer Songwriter Stuff, v.a. einige "härtere" Alternative Rock Nummern oben (Pearl Jam lässt auf Eternal Life grüßen). Der hat auch keinen Bock auf Strophe Rephrain Strophe :-D Hab mir wohl Rufus Wainwright erwartet, bekommen hab ich musical Genius Eddie Vedder (und bissl Rufus Wainwright dazu). Einziger (mini) Kritikpunkt: Manchmal steht der Song ned ganz im Mittelpunkt - und er könnte bissl weniger in die Songs reinpacken (man kennt das... ;-) )
This was a lot of fun. Love the guitar sounds bit dad rocky. Think this is my favourite version of Hallelujah as well
I enjoyed this much more than I expected, it was really varied and even though I found some of the songs a bit dull, I found most of them really textured and found myself widing the waves of the music
I previously only knew Buckley'a Hallelujah-Version, which I find overrated. But with the album I was pleasantly surprised. This is a nicely flowing and varied collection of songs, which could be great for letting it play in the background. Standouts: Lilac Wine, Last Goodbye, Eternal Life. 4/5
This was a revelation, I never really got into Jeff Buckley before - he somehow just completely passed me by in my teenage years. Really enjoyed the textured sounds at work here.
beautiful but not my cup of tea
That Hallelujah was gold...
Very good. Surprised I've never heard of this before.
Probably a 2.5, but rounding way up for his rendition of Hslleluja.
Vibrant. Passionate. Powerful.
I can appreciate that Jeff Buckley was on his way to greatness when he passed away. It's a sad story. Maybe he is the first soulful folk singer to make a name for himself in the '90s, but from 2022 there are a whole lot of voices that sound like his. Gone too soon!
"Grace" is a nice alternative rock album, with jazz and folk references, and even some hard rock moments, like the banger title track "Mojo Pin". His version of "Lilac Wine" is also very interesting, but the great song, that makes this album really great, is his reendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". His choice of verses fits his style perferctly and in shone new light to an already classic tune. Nice arangements and a great voice by Jeff Buckley makes it a 1990s rock classic.
Never heard of him but he has the voice of an angel. Ahead of his time
Full of soulful vocals and beautiful instrumentation, and some rockers, too. Predicted Radiohead and Coldplay but is somewhat better. Ripe for more listens
Got me shook. Não estava a espera de curtir logo no primeiro track, honestamente é um bom album para ouvir quando é domingo e estou no chill
I'm glad this project introduced me to this album. I'm pretty sure the only Jeff Buckley song I'd ever heard before is his cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'. This album is really, really strong. He's an excellent songwriter, his vocal control, expression, and range are all spectacular, and he's a superb guitarist. I love the variety of styles and influences he weaves together. I will definitely listen to this album again. I read the Wikipedia entry on this album, and then the one on Jeff Buckley. I had remembered he died tragically at quite a young age. Reading the story of his death was heartbreaking.
Excellent album. A career high ;)
solid sound, need to listen to it more!
the vocals are way prettier than i expected, there’s some really cool stuff here. i feel like it drags a bit at the beginning of the b side and i dont love this hallelujah, but otherwise a really solid record.
Last song is great. I never realized how operatic Buckley’s voice is. First side was a little slow for me
The only song I knew from this already was hallelujah. I think that and the other ballads were the best songs but overall liked most of this. The more upbeat songs in the beginning had some unusual structures and weren’t my favorite but overall I liked how modern this sounded. Some of these songs felt like they could be released by Harry Styles or another pop rock artist today
Brilliant album, such a shame there were never any more.
Beautiful stuff, but I really wish he hadn't covered Hallelujah. His version is great, but the crappy covers of it grind my gears something rotten.
Listened to this without really concentrating yesterday, didn't enjoy it particularly. Listened to it again this morning, and have completely changed my tune. We had that Rufus Wainwright album a week or so ago, and this feels like what that could have been - both have wonderful, haunting voices, but JB is just better at imparting energy and emotion into the music. There's a great variety here, from slow, almost creepy sounds to proper rock music (often within the same song!). Solid 4/5 for me. The Hallelujah cover is obviously amazing (but I've heard it so many times that the effect is starting to wear off), and the title track is also brilliant.
Overall solid, with a couple great tracks. Love his version of hallelujah
Pretty nice album. I can definitely hear the Led Zeppelin influence in Jeff’s music, and the songs end up being really well written. 7/10
1994: Hallelujah, Lover You Should've Come Over
Why do I get the feeling the album was included solely for one song...?
Nice Hallellujah version
I appreciate Jeff Buckley but I’m not a massive listener of Jeff Buckley.
Not a fan of it. Not my type of music. Not bad music though.
your tunes run a little long, Jeff, but you're alright - C
Este disco es literalmente un álbum, ya que muestra todo lo que se puede hacer con un registro vocal como ese. Las canciones me recordaron a Richard Ashcroft, a Radiohead y a Muse. De hecho ya conocía la canción “Lover, you should have come over”, y me gustó mucho la versión de Hallelujah, pero no me emocionó tanto como para darle un 4.
Buckley popularized hallelujah but it’s not the version in Shrek. I also liked “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over.” I was leaning more 3.5 with this album.
Very surprised by this one. It made me understand Hallelujah a lot more. So many different genres from grunge to operatic at times.
If Jeffrey Lee Pierce made a folk record this would be it. Some interesting tracks but more of a background adventure. Jeff's tone is very similar to JLP's so connected with that quality.
it was good, but i don't know how often i'd re-listen to this
Obviously an extremely talented singer but musically not really my thing. Hallelujah is a classic. 6/10
3.5 | Ok... Jeff Buckley... Su disco nunca ha sido malo. Tengo un gran problema con la categoría de leyenda y disco clásico que muchísima gente le da. Tiene un disco clásico porque solo hizo un disco y es una leyenda pues... porque cuando estaba haciendo un disco que quizá si tenía potencial de clásico se le ocurrió echarse a nadar y no volver a salir. He tenido una relación de amor/odio desde hace muchos años con su música; tiene canciones que me gustan bastante pero hay un par de cosas que no aguanto. Ese cover de Hallelujah es la mayor; en realidad siento que es pésimo (y es quizá su canción más famosa), toma la canción y trata de hacerla como si fuera para presumir su voz. Si Cohen tenía algo era que su fuerte es la letra y el sentimiento, tenía una voz extraña que funcionaba particularmente en sus canciones y cuando alguien trata de hacerle esto y solo tratar de enseñarte que alto puede dar la nota la echa a perder. El cover de Nina Simone es decente pero no maravilloso. Sobre sus canciones propias hay partes que me gustan individualmente. Su voz es buena, las letras ominosamente al parecer cuadran en general sobre alguien que ya no está, canciones como Mojo Pin y Dream Brother son muy buenas… otras como Eternal Life se sienten sin chiste y como que les falta y otras como Corpus Christi o Hallelujah son inaguantables. El problema es que cuando pones todo junto simplemente se queda en el empuje. Veo que tenía mucho potencial pero es obvio que en este disco todavía no llegaba a él y me molesta mucho que se le haya elevado hasta las nubes por haber muerto. No es un mal disco, de hecho me agrada bastante más de lo que pareciera que expresa mi texto, pero no, no es un disco que mereciera estar en esta lista. La cantidad de premios y lugares en listas que tiene es ridículo. Discos que salieron el mismo año: Downward Spiral, Superunknown, Nirvana Unplugged, Vitalogy, Mellow Gold, Illmatic, Weezer.... pero se supone según mucha gente que ESTE era el mejor álbum de 1994??? No jodan.
Esta raro... lo tengo que escuchar más de una vez.
Probably the best version of Hallelujah
So I only listened to about half of the album. What I can say though is that Jess Buckley has an amazing voice and a tone about him that no one else would be able to replicate. A total product of its time in the early-mid 90's and the amazing rendition of Hallelujah.
I had heard one Buckley song before and it was on a different album so this was fresh. Just as his album cover shows, he is a mix of Alden and James Franco but also he seems like the kind of fella that spent most of his time in dive bars. These songs all feel like the person singing in the back of a lounge filled with cigar smoke and full drinks. He has a wide range in his voice but there were many songs where I thought he went too hard. If that is such a thing. It almost sounded like he was screaming but he has a great voice so I’m sure he just likes flexing those muscles. His songs run long in the tooth as well. Overall, the album wasn’t bad, but I don’t think I’ll find myself listening to it again.
The beginning had hope, was kinda like muse/radiohead with the singing but then it got way more religious (or maybe I just started paying attention to the lyrics?) and then it bumped again at the end
So effing 90’s it’s almost unbearable. Can’t beat Hallelujah and Lover You Should’ve Come Over but the rest is pretty time capsuled.
While I do appreciate this mans voice the songs do not hit any highs for me. It’s a beautiful sounding album but hasn’t really any songs I’d specifically go looking for to listen to again. Great album for background music though.
Hallelujah was beautiful, but oddly out of place in the rest of the album. Still an enjoyable listen overall.
No question he has talent, a great voice, some songs with moments including THAT cover but I tend to pick out the odd Jeff Buckley track and feel that this album is very overrated by critics etc etc. Nothing to dislike but he leaves me cold
Not a big fan.....liked 2 songs...that was it!!
For your acchiappanz
Could be a 4. Had some strong moments mixed with a few covers and many forgettable songs. Really liked Forget Her, Dream Brother, and Grace. If there's one song that nobody needs to cover again though, it's Hallelujah. Hot take?
Much better than I expected. This one will go into my rotation. I'm bummed that many of the ones I have liked the most are dead guys.
OMFG OMFG GUYS HE COVERED LILAC WINE FROM THE NINA SIMONE ALBUM IM SHAKING IT WAS SO GOOD i love this 🥰 last goodbye is perfect i’m not wrong ok the last half was not it sorry bae
1. Perfect for my soothing playlist 2. Air right before/after the storm 3. Were going home, mom is driving 4. les miserables 5. ok u messed, i got it 6. bit basic but sounds good 7. rain vibe banger 8. churmch 9. neat 10. weird tension but probly my fav 11. bit dramatic but i like the rythm It was ok just not my cup of coffee
Decent but slow at times
This was a rather hit and miss. The less shouty ones were better.
Before this, I could have told you that Jeff Buckley is a musician. If I was truly pressed, I might have remembered that Buckley perhaps has the most popular cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" which is on this album (and is a great track). The music on Grace is okay. The lyrics to some of the tracks are not for me. 3 stars
I used to like it. Now it's annoying
Helt okej album Bästa låtar: Hallelujah Lover, You Should've Come Over Eternal Life
"I'm lying in my bed The blanket is warm This body will never be safe from harm" (Mojo pin) He pasado por este disco pero este disco no ha pasado por mí.
the first thing that comes to mind is "Impassioned singing". Very wide range of styles here and he was a huge talent that was taken too soon, but I'm not a fan of some of his more maudlin material. This may grow on me with repeated listenings but it doesn't move me as much as many others have mentioned.
I realize he is a good singer but I find his music boring. His cover of Hallelujah is good and I’ve even heard people say it’s better than Lenny’s version. Blasphemous!
A victim of the mythmaking surrounding it in the 25 or so years since its release, because ultimately there are few albums that could ever stand up to the hero-worship that surrounds this. Mojo Pin, despite its terrible name, serves as a serpentine, undulating introduction to Buckley’s sound: taut, breathy vocals; explosions and constantly altering rhythms. But there are flaws. The main one being that it’s barely possible to know what Buckley is interested in beyond the sound of his own voice; his soaring/strangled vocals obscure any lyrics such that they become mere sound, devoid of any meaning. Until, of course, Hallelujah; delicately performed, cracked and beautiful - perhaps because despite Buckley’s protestations to the contrary his is a showman’s rather than a poet’s soul (just look at that album art…) and it takes a poet’s words to let him let us hear them.
I get it - it's fine.
Hyviä biisejä ja paskoja biisejä.
Nice version of Hallelelujah.
Album was ok, lots of positive reviews at this guy meant a lot to people
I mean it's an alright listen. Has a bunch of listens on Spotify but I've never heard of him (not saying that I should've, just looks like he has a bigger audience). Light rock mixed with pseudo-folk. Has a cover of Hallelujah that's good and uses his range in it. 6/10.
over rated. hallelujah unquestionably great - but he didn't even write it. lover, you should come over best song on album
Pierwszy i jedyny studyjny album jaki pan Jeff Buckley wpuscil za swego zywota, a szkoda bo z takim glosem mogl jeszcze cos z pewnoscia nagrac wartego uwagi, to wlasnie wokalem album wygral swoje miejsce na tak prestizowej liscie, a chociaz najbardziej popularnym jego songiem jest cover Cohenowskiego Hallelujah, to siedem na dziesiec kawalkow jest jego autorstwa, lirycznie krazek jest dosc rozbudowany jesli chodzi o tematyke, ale jednak najwieksza czesc to romantyczne songi, ale jednak na tyle glebokie i pozwalajace na dowolna interpretacje, ze nie nudza sluchacza, muzycznie plyta oscyluje w okolicach folka i rocka alternatywnego, wiec obok utworow jak eternal life brzmiacych mocno gitarowo, drumowo, jak przystalo na lata 90 hamerykanskiego rokowania, a zaraz obok niego na plejliscie kawalek jak Corpus Christi Carol, ktory jest coverem jakiejs klasycznej piesni koledowej wyspiarzy z falkonem i chrystusem w rolach glownych, instrumental oparty o jedynie delikatne gitarkowe dzwieki, autorstwa Jeffa, ktory pokazuje na plycie, ze jest multiinstrumentalista, grajac gitarki, drumsy, klawisze, czy nawet jakies appalachianowe dulcimery, ktore przypominaja cytre, instrumentale sa dosc zlozone i bardzo teksturowe, wiele warstw mozna znalesc w poszczegolnych trakach, na to bogate, moze nawet az zbyt bogate w niektorych miejsach brzmienie pracowala banda 6 sesyjnych grajkow, 51 minut jakosciowego sluchowiska jak na debiutancki i niestety ostatni album pana Buckleya, na plejke leci lowe song od ktorego tytul wziela plyta, wspomniana kolede i eternal life, mysle ze to kombo trzech songow najlepiej pokazuje skale w jakiej potrafil on spiewac, czterooktawowy tenor w muzyce popularnej nie slyszy sie zbyt czesto
Favorites: Last Goodbye, Lilac Wine, Forget Her
I feel like the last half of this album has very 90s production.
While the album is a bit slower tempo for my taste is definitely lovely on the ears. Jeff’s voice is beautiful. My favorite is lilac wine. Jeff is a great artists
I was never on the Buckley bandwagon first time around. Some great songs on here, not the biggest fan of his voice. Definitely needs another listen.
Možd bi bilo bolje da sam in the mood for it, al realno trica je super ocjena
great singing and decent instrumentation but most songs didn't hit me...
Buena voz. Alguna canción reconocible. Pop.
I always thought that this album was a bit overrated.
Of course Hallelujah is epic, and the definitive version of the song. I like the songs that skew toward that heartfelt mysticism, as opposed to the songs that skew toward throwaway 90's alt rock.
His version of “Hallelujah” is the definitive one for me but I feel like all the songs could have been trimmed for excess. Almost every song is four and a half minutes at least.
I had never heard of Jeff Buckley or this album and it was a good listen. Will definitely go back to this. Sad that he died young.
It was fine. Couple of songs I liked a lot, but a couple that his voice really irritated me on.
Ok. I'd heard a couple of these, but some of the songs got annoying.
"Hallelujah" is a classic and is the most easy to my ears. The other songs were harder for me to appreciate, but the guitar play was good throughout the whole album. Favourite songs: Hallelujah and Dream Brother.
Gloomy voice, but awesome guitar
Ist mir immer wieder bissl zu jammernd und etwas fad.
Folk-rock suave. Ni fu ni fa.
Not really my type of music but can appreciate it
Identified a song I like on the radio and added to a play list - Good Bye. Couple other decent songs but too much mediocre ballad crap.
Got some nice songs in there
Pretty good album. Not really something I would go back for repeat listens very much, with the exception being the amazing cover of “hallelujah”.
It's OK. I didn't understand the fuss when it came out, still don't. Not as good as his dad, much better than copycat whiners such as Radiohead. John Cale doesn't get the credit he should for the OG arrangement of Hallelujah but I doubt he cares.
On the evening of May 29, 1997, Buckley's band flew to Memphis to join him in his studio to work on his new material. The same evening, Buckley went swimming fully dressed in Wolf River Harbor, a slack water channel of the Mississippi River, singing the chorus of "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin. Keith Foti, a roadie in Buckley's band, remained on shore. After moving a radio and guitar out of reach of the wake from a passing tugboat, Foti looked up to see that Buckley had vanished. The wake of the tug boat had swept him away from shore and under water. A rescue effort that night and the morning after by scuba teams and police failed to discover him. On June 4, passengers on the American Queen riverboat spotted his body in the Wolf River caught in some branches, and he was brought to land. Buckley's autopsy showed no signs of drugs or alcohol in his system, and the death was ruled an accidental drowning. The official Jeff Buckley website published a statement saying that his death was not mysterious and was not a suicide.
it's listenable. 3/5
Very slow/sad crooner album. Seems to channel a bit of Thom Yorke in his voice. I've heard his version of Hallelujah before. Overall not my thing but it was ok for what it was.
Strange and delicate whale song. I thought 'I'll listen to more of this guys stuff!'. Only to discover he is dead. Very sad.
Classic mid 90s album. Angelic voice. Good variety. Some 90s light grunge. Definitive version of Hallelujah. Very sad that he died so young like his Dad.
3.8 - Lots of soaring, operatic vocals and some strong 90s grunge-tinged guitars. Highlights (as expected): "Last Goodbye", "Hallelujah."
Other than a few moments (“Last Goodbye,” “Lover,” of course, “Hallelujah”), this is overwrought and not all that great. Title cut is particularly excessive and the singing generally is extreme; is he showing off on the Britten piece (which feels lovely but also that it belongs on a different record, maybe, if only for the rap-rock opening to next cut)?. The mood is also undercut by too many hard-rock/even metal-y riffs. This record was ubiquitous for being overhyped (IMHO) back in the day – who doesn’t love the dying-young-romantic-rock-n-roll-hero story? Old as Byron and Keats at least.
Never really got this. I should donut I don’t Cover art: iconic cover
Glad I got to hear where that song from Shrek came from
"So Real" is pretty good at least.
Great cover of Hallelujah... as far as other songs... they're also here. Very much an album where one song is head and shoulders above everything else.
one good song
Not for me 🤷🏻♂️
not reacting well to his precious voice....a lil emo too.
Meh. Not my kind of maudlin.
This album was alright. A bit boring. He’s got an amazing voice, but I found it to be quite similar to Chris Cornell’s voice, but not as soulful. Also Buckley didn’t have bands like the rest of Soundgarden or Audioslave backing him to make his music that interesting or rocking.
Buckley is an amazing guitarist. Loved his Hallelujah. He has a beautiful, angelic voice but I am not a fan of a full album of whispery songs. But definitely a talented person.
A strange mix of an album. Bit too saccharin for my tastes.
I have heard good things about this album, so I had somewhat high expectations. Unfortunately his album was disappointing. 2/5 stars for Hallelujah and Lilac Wine, because those were the only songs I liked.
I'm lukewarm on this one. I get that he kinda perfected the crooning, angsty folk/rock genre - but it's just not my bag. I spent most of my listening experience waiting for the next song. Highlights: Lover, You Should've Come Over is - by far - the standout track for me. The story, the lyrics, the arrangement, Buckley's vocals - all amazing. This is the first time during this experience that I skipped back to listen to a song again just to see if it held up, and it did. Hallelujah. This is a great version of the song. But, in fairness, as long as you stick close to Cohen's original version, I'm gonna love it. Honorable mentions: Forget Her is a cool song. Eternal Life was also good, but didn't feel like it belonged on the album. Anyway, I'll definitely revisit a few of these tracks, but - as an album - meh.
This is a pretty record. Vocals and guitar. He was a true talent. I learned about Jeff Buckley from my friend Nick, who started playing guitar at the same time I did (Jr High) and he really liked him. I wasn't able to have an open mind about Christian music at that time. I probably still don't. At this point, I care about that almost not at all...ha. But the sticking point for me is the perfection of this record. It almost seems bleached it's so pure and clean. But I wouldn't complain about Steely Dan for that, and you could say the same thing about them. Double standard.
Is Hallelujah the only reason this made the list?
Sorry, but I just don't like his voice or music. Don't like his Dad's stuff either. I must be wrong because everyone seems to think they are both geniuses.
moany whiny no
Good voice - tick Some good songs - tick But overall, and perhaps (probably!) through my own deficiencies, the album fails to lift me up. Tragedies aside, it needs more noise
Piti pari kertaa kuunnella, et pysty mielipiteen muodostaa: meinas toimii, mut kokonaisuus jäi vähän laimeeks
Really not that impressed. 2 decent songs...the rest is just kind of uninspired.
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Bought this album sometime in middle school or high school. Couldn't get into it then and can't get into it now. Has some neat songs but just not for me.
Good but overrated, imo.
Not my style
It's alright, bit overrated.
File under "Albums that I didn't listen to for the first go-round in the 90s and, it turns out, for good reason". It's just not my bag, baby. I appreciate the craft of the album but I just don't enjoy its contents. As well, I am haunted by the middle-aged Jeff Buckley fan I met at a party in the 2000s who was conflicted that his estate kept releasing new albums that gave fans new music but not good quality music. I just... no.
2…3…2?…3?…2?…3?…2…3… I don’t have the energy to nitpick this decision. The cover of Hallelujah is good, but we just heard Leonard Cohen the other day and I’m tired of him, even in cover form. Sorry Jeff.
Never really got this. His cover of "Hallelujah" is heavenly, but the rest is messy and unfocused. It's better in its quieter moments, the louder bits are sub "Pablo Honey"-era Radiohead.
How sad that the original version of "Hallelujah" is probably my least favorite that I've heard. This didn't do anything for me at all. Two stars for "almost".
I think this album is just ok. Most of it is too slow and depressing for me. Clearly he was a pretty unhappy guy. The high point is his cover of Hallelujah. I think that ranks up among the greatest covers ever.
very good volcas, but it was too slow for me. Im justs a whore for upbeat music so, 2/5 favorite song: Last Goodbye least favorite song: Mojo Pin
I really don’t like this. I found the voice to be very annoying and the instruments were too earnest. I wouldn’t listen twice.
A bit chaotic of an album, I'm not sure... It felt a bit unimagined to me.
One decent track
"While the album initially had poor sales and received mixed reviews, in subsequent years it has dramatically risen in critical reputation." Why? I feel like they had it right the first time.
Uggg. First listen is a slog. So real is the first stand out song. This sounds like every local generic bar band. First album so far that I actively wanted to turn off.
The album is consistent and Buckley has a great voice, but it’s not really for me.
Looks bad-Katy. Little does she know I'm mad at her and she's bad because she didn't call me sexy. What a bitch :((((
Hallelujah is a good cover, everything else is subpar soft ballads. Maybe worth a two, but I ain't feelin it
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