Tue Nov 03 2020
Exile On Main Street
The Rolling Stones
Tumbling Dice and Ventilator Blues are the standout tracks here. Most other tracks are promising but ultimately fall flat, and its clear that ZZ Top took inspration from Shake Your Hips and All Down the Line to create Lagrange and Move Me On Down The Line for their Tres Hombres album in '73.
Exile sounds exactly like what it is: a hodgepodge of half-fleshed songs, recorded in three different places in three different periods of heavy drug use, arranged in an aimless sequence.
2/5: niether terrible or remarkable
Wed Nov 04 2020
Considering this album dropped 18 years ago, the beats still sound archaic, even for 2002. The majority of the songs are nothing more than hype tracks, and the "Missy Elliott exclusive" announcement on every single track is a bit excessive. Also annoyed at the "explanation" spoken at the end of Pussycat. Who the fuck does that? It speaks to her own insecurities about releasing the song in the first place.
Standout tracks are Funky Fresh Dressed, Aint It Funny, and Hot. The rest is forgettable.
Thu Nov 05 2020
Strangeways, Here We Come
Jangle Pop wankery. Sounds like an expensive 4track cassette demo, and i will never understand people's obsession with Morissey. Even Johnny Marr couldnt save this mess, and if this is heralded as the BEST Smiths record, I shudder to imagine what the other ones sound like.
No standout tracks. Id give it zero stars if I could.
Fri Nov 06 2020
"The phoniest R&B I've ever heard. If I ever would have got my hands on that record when I was growing up I would have cracked it over my knee."
- David Bowie.
Well said. The fact that this coke binge is responsible for catapulting Bowie to a worldwide audience is fucking absurd. Hiring a bunch of black artists as a backdrop to your weird limey crooning isnt Soul music. Fuck off with this garbage.
Sat Nov 07 2020
White Blood Cells
The White Stripes
A wonderful effort who's first half more than makes up for it's lackluster flipside. Every track up to "Aluminum" is solid gold. Everything that follows is filler, but its still decent.
4/5 stars. This album can do no wrong.
Sun Nov 08 2020
Teenager Of The Year
Quintessential Frank Black. A very solid effort in which the listener can cleay hear both its infuences and what it went on to inspire.
Mon Nov 09 2020
Decent effort. Would make a great backdrop to a social gathering. Will definitely require a few more listens
Tue Nov 10 2020
A good 10-12 years ahead of it's time. Wonderful album full of pleasantly strange sonic landscapes and beautiful vocals.
Wed Nov 11 2020
Everyone has heard this album. Its not that good
Thu Nov 12 2020
A perfect blend of Motown and Funk. Solid 5. Every song is a fucking goddamn gorgeous banger. Run Charlie Run and their cover of First Time Ever I Saw Your Face is to die for.
Fri Nov 13 2020
The White Album
Every Beetle album past Rubber Soul gets 5 stars, because, duh. They pretty much influenced all popular music for the next 30 years.
The White Album is special because it showcases the Beatles both collectively and individually. Not a bad track on this double LP, even Revolution #9 is good in it's own way.
Sat Nov 14 2020
Hands down the best Green Day album of all time, one of the best concept albums of all time, and one of the best albums in general. 5 stars, all killer-no filler.
Sun Nov 15 2020
Despite a good chunk of this album being ruined due to overexposure via classic rock stations nationwide, The Wall still holds up in its entirety. 5 stars.
Mon Nov 16 2020
With The Beatles
Tue Nov 17 2020
Overproduced synthpop with no discernable difference among tracks. Rubbish
Wed Nov 18 2020
Throwaway glam metal from four shit musicians, none of which could sing. KISS just might be the worst band in the world.
Sat Nov 21 2020
As if this album has any song worthy of even being called a ZZ Top song
Tue Dec 29 2020