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Fun as hell.
Fun as hell.
Boring white stripes. Like silversun pickups. Catchy but ultimately uninspired.
Ready to Start is fun but the rest is forgettable.
Epic is awesome. Strings section is amazing
Why is this on here?
Not my favorite. Too jammy jazzy. I’m not smart enough it feels.
Chaotic. Fueled by drugs and jazz.
Got a little chaotic musically in the mid tracks. I like it otherwise.
Not sure why this is in the list, either. It’s ok, not good. Not revolutionary like I expect.
They speak of the label wanting to move to guitars in place of Tori’s piano and I very much agree. This was boring. I couldn’t hum the tune or recite a line from any of the songs and I just finished listening to it.
Immature and unintelligent.
I’ve heard of Elvis Costello before but couldn’t name a song. This is good and seems like a precursor to most of the early 2000s bands. Lenny Kravitz seems to pull most of his inspiration from here as well.
It's amazing this was played live.
Pretty jammy. Like stoner jazz.
So classic. Amazing.
Good beats. Same message today as in 1988.
Much more blues oriented than I ever realized. Jim has pipes
Silly but fun. Talented but not my cup of tea.
Face melted. I long for a chorus but was banging along.
Oh Daddy is the black sheep in this otherwise perfect album.
Any good songs seem to be hidden behind distortion and fuzz with odd lyrics. I think they write 8bars and improvise the rest. It’s catchy but I wonder what they’d do with more experience or talent.
It wasn’t as bad as I expected. Sort of a precursor to The Cranberries, 4 Non Blonds, Local H, etc.
Terrible. Boring. He so desperately wants to be Jackson Browne but falls short in every way. There have to be 1000 better albums than this one. He mumbles to boot.
How have gone 40 years in my life without ever hearing this? I’ve of course heard of Velvet Underground but I guess I’ve never sat down and listened. It’s brilliant. Lou’s drawl and apathetic approach sets the tone.
I like Halcyon and On and On but I’m not sure how this is relevant in the whole scheme of albums to listen to. It’s just a long collection of sounds scapes and clips.
Reminiscent of New Pornographers or Supergrass. I’m not sure what sets them apart enough to have an album on this list. I tapped along to most of the songs but couldn’t tell you one now and it’s 30 minutes since I finished.
“Pussy and religion is all I need.” Well, if that’s all you need, take a 2/5. He hides behind all the other guest artists to get any semblance of music into a track.
Some weird Australian stuff? This doesn’t belong on the list.
Amazing soundscapes. The drums are the key to keeping the beat going.
Got a little too Cletus the Slack Jawed Yokel by the end.
No real hits on this one. Good, but just meh.
Of course it’s good. It’s Michael Jackson.
Good but ultimately boring.
This was a chore to get through. The Cure might be a time and place band. No beat variation and no hits. Not sure why this is in the list.
It’s great. It gets lost in the middle tracks but ends nicely. She sings with so much emotion and the audio is well produced. She ends up with an award winning album after a breakup and I get stuck with alimony. Rolling in the Deep is one of those songs -- like I Will Always Love You, Stairway to Heaven, Let It Be, Kiss From a Rose, Unchained Melody -- that has become part of the cultural air we all breathe. A significant accomplishment.
I want to say that the last 20 years haven’t been kind to this but then I’d be saying it was good 20 years ago. The hits are mostly memes by now.
Might not be into it right now but it’s very interesting.
Trip-Hop beginnings. I loved it. Tracey Thorne is amazing for the first track.
I was hoping this had their massive hit on it but it's ...missing.
He can’t write a chorus for shit. He writes what he knows, which are hateful lyrics to Paul, and an attempt at a love song for Yoko. Both of which fall flat. He’d probably argue this was music he made for himself but I disagree with that as a whole. You don’t write, produce, and distribute an album for yourself. It’s for everyone else. I don’t think many people related to this one.
Pretty funky, new wave, goodness. I’ve heard Love Plus One somewhere before but I’ve never heard of anything else, including their name.
You're in the lobby of a tropical hotel. There's a fake plant in the corner. This album plays on a nearby speaker. You slowly nod off, never noticing the music was being played by the actual UB40. This is really boring. A lot must have changed before they got to Red Red Wine.
The drummer, whoever they are, needs a better job than this. Brimful of Asha is great, the rest is meh.
Didn’t age well. Bad samples. yyyyeeeeaaaaaa booooyyyyy gets old real quick
This sounds like an alternate universe where The Ramones sold out and went pop in the 80s. Or if The Smiths weren’t clinically depressed. Not that I dislike it. I’ll come back to this another day.
I think I prefer the old tango. Glockenspiel solos were never my thing.
It’s good. It paved the war for so much but that road is so well traveled the uniqueness is lost.
Stewart and Beck know what they’re doing. Blues to rock, with everything in between. I’ll gladly listen to this again.
I did enjoy the show. Fixing a Hole to Within You Without You is a bit of a bore but it picks up again with When I’m Sixty-Four.
A little repetitive in chord progression and strum pattern but I can get over that.
A cross between Belle and Sebastian and Magnetic Fields. Good, not great.
An absolute gem. Acoustic punk for the win.
Solid tracks that drone on a little too long. Best enjoyed in an elevated state.
Super cool 90s electronica. When I was listening to it I kept thinking it would have gone well in the Hackers soundtrack. After I looked at the track listing for Hackers and saw them prominently featured.
This holds up surprisingly well. It sounds like Band of Horses copied their homework from the 90s. I’ll give some more attention to Wilco going forward.
Classic jams. The horns are a fun addition but don’t add to the overall rock feel.
Trippy. The jug gets repetitive and annoying. I might revisit in an altered state of mind.
Concept albums aren’t only for psychedelic rock! Blue Eyes Cryin in the Rain is one of the prettiest songs I’ve ever heard. I’ll keep coming back to this.
Well done but mostly boring.
Solid but nothing caught my ear. I kept wanting this to turn into Buena Vista Social Club.
Lana Del Rey must have a recording booth in her 2 bedroom with her roommate, Tim. Tim works nights and has a short temper. Lana knows this so when she records her latest record she sings so breathily and minuscule to not wake him and incur his wrath. Seriously, she uses 90% or her air for the breathy sounds leaving the last 10% for sound. She throws in pop culture references to keep the listener just awake enough to ride out the high from the painkillers they’re obviously on otherwise they’d be listening to something, nay, anything else. This has no place on this list. It doesn’t even belong on the 9,001 albums you should listen to list. 5/5. Great stuff.
Public enemy wasn’t made for me. I try but it’s just not me.
Bjork on coke. This is one experiment that doesn’t work for me.
Just ok. Got a little repetitive toward the end.
It’s a classic so it’s probably getting rated higher than it should. Johnny can’t tune his guitar, the drums sound the same on every (train) track, and he can’t remember the words for some of the songs. But it’s so real and raw it’s deserving.
Super funky with a capital P. You’re dead inside if you’re not dancing along to this wherever you are.
It was made to have no filler but it doesn't come across that way. It feels like the ramblings of a man who couldn't adapt to the evolving musical style of the late 60s. He's "the smartest guy in the room" and it really shows. Slow your genius roll, Brian Wilson.
Not as offensive as so many U2 haters seem to lead you to believe. Besides Mysterious Ways it's pretty unremarkable, though. It got a little boring and repetitive by the end of the album.
I don’t get it. Not a single jam and not something I’ll tell my kids to listen to.
Just okay. Rooted in Blues is great if you're good at Blues.
More fun than Public Enemy or NWA. I love the roots it planted for Jurassic 5 and Gorillaz.
A bit too much for my taste. I had a white-knuckled l, rage driven car ride home from this.
This is a mood. I want to sit in the dark smoking cigarettes and making comparisons and metaphors to the Old Testament. I wrote off other albums for being too story-driven with not much musical background (ahem Kendrick Lamar and Little Sims) but this doesn't offend quite as much. The guy in the corner with the mouth harp is the glue holding all of this together.
Kind of a boring sandwich. Sweet Dreams is obviously great but the rest feels like filler around it.
To be able to produce an album and have little to no recollection of it is amazing. Golden years is amazing. The rest seems to be the birth of alternative rock in my opinion. Bowie was years ahead, as usual.
Solid, but not memorable.
So good. It's closer to Blur than Gorillaz now but it's still so good.
Someone on this submission board has a boner for Arctic Monkeys and it shows. This is pretty bland.
This seems like a cocaine-fueled attempt at being cool again. Oh, wait - it is. Bobby Shad had the better performance in Walk Hard.
A master class in cool. If you're not tapping or singing along you're likely dead.
Solid. How can you deny this?
I long for more Fast Car. Unfortunately the rest of the album doesn't fulfill that wish.
Got a little boring after the first three songs.
So many different flavors of cool.
This is a lot more CSNY than I expected. I can't pick out Don Henley's voice anywhere in the tracks but I hear his signature sound. I know the popular songs but not the rest and it'll probably stay that way.
Wonderful, quirky, and intelligent.
Some great songs, but irritating after the first.
Snooze. There are so many better Goldfrapp albums than this one.
Pinball Wizard is the only song that stands alone. I'll never pull up 'Fiddle about' and listen to it again.
Maybe the G is for grossly overrated. I like the incorporation of the films, I just wish they had anything to do with the music.
Generic alternative. Two weeks is obnoxious.
I see how this works for others but it doesn’t do anything for me.
This album wasn’t representative of the jams they’re capable of. This was dollar store Cure/Clash.
Garbage with a capital trash.
Not sure how I ended up being one of the few who likes Thom Yorke.
Mrs Robsinson carried this to the list. The rest was ok.
Swiss French? No thanks.
This was made to be bad, right?
I’m in the minority for this but I loved this. It’s weird enough but not in your face weird.
I wish this was a studio album and not live. But I love it so much.
One album by The Jam might be one too many on this list. I always thought That’s Entertainment was a Bowie song.
Three member bands are my jam.
A 10/10. Perfect score. It feels rushed by the end but it might be because you don’t want it to be over.
Bubble bath jams.
She’s extremely talented but I just don’t like it.
Baby makin music.
Hot garbage. Seriously, how do you listen to this?
A gem through and through. The Led Zeppelin of our time.
Three albums in a year? Amazing. Not a lost jam in this one.
It’s hard to believe this is 1972. In a sea of what seemed to be CCR and CSNY this is the lighthouse to the 80s.
Why this list has so much Bjork is Bjeyond me.
This album just ain’t no good
So good. Definitely a must-listen.
Alice cooper has surprised me. I thought this was going to be White Zombie in the 70s but it’s ultimately more blues than anything else.
Dracula’s moonlighting 80s Jamaican band.
This hits hard. Losing home, love, and friends can inspire some great songs.
So whiny, but the voice of a generation.
"If the urukai from LOTR had a band, is this what would sound like?"
Could use a little more structure but it's a jam.
So many jams. It’s unfortunate this got lumped into the 90s grunge scene because it’s so much more than that.
Unintelligible lyrics layered on top of a mediocre band. This isn’t Bjork bad but it’s close.
Fun as hell.
Wonderful vocals, amazing harmonies, but the songs still kind of fall flat. This Will Be Our Year shines through and Time of the Season will be hoisted to the rafters for generations to come.
She's got two volumes - loud and louder.
Fun but got a little old by the end.
Another vote for booting this from the list.
An ok album - not his best, not his worst.
If I never hear another Public Enemy album...
the last of the mods
This is Trent Reznor produced so it’s got a good sound musically but he can’t sing. And he can’t write lyrics that mean anything. So by the time the 4th song came on I was done.
this is so good.
Where is that girl from again?
The best Beatle.
A little altruistic, but that's what the times called for.
If this is a masterpiece then I make a masterpiece every day after my morning coffee. Poop. It’s poop.
I liked this but it wasn't extraordinary.
Love love love Tumblin' Dice. Shake your hips == La Grange Which is just Blues Riffs 101
I loved this. Iconic psychadelic jams.
Why? This is a bootleg album.
Snooze fest 1968.
This is not the Smiths. Closer to the Clash or Sex Pistols. I like this. I’ve got a soft spot for this type though.
After peace frog this kind of just drones on. I didn’t know Roadhouse Blues was the Doors. I expected ZZTop or Bad Company.
It all kind of sounds the same.
It’s not available as a whole album anywhere. Why is this here?
Well, let me tell ya 'bout a rockin' man, Whose music's wilder than a runaway van. Little Richard's his name, and he's a real cool cat, His album "Here's Little Richard" ain't nothin' but fat! Wooo! Yeah! Little Richard's on fire, His music takes you higher and higher. It's loud and fun, gonna make you move, With every beat, you just can't help but groove!
Unexpectedly great. How have I not come across him before?
Three jams and the rest sounds the same.
90s hip hop filler. Nothing of importance here.
Better than a lot of his other stuff but I still just don’t get it. Slam the instrument more so it makes noise!
Mumble-pop. This isn’t good. I have no idea who paid who to get on this list.
Refreshing addition to the list. Jammy like Allman Brothers, but vocally like Violent Femmes. A solid listen.
You can have a three todaaaaay!
Anyone who rates this above a 2 has a simple mind.
There’s something here, but I’m not sure what. I waited two days to rate it to see if anything stuck. It hasn’t.
I'm on board with this. My foot was tapping the whole time.
Just no. Absolutely not. I award this no starts and may God have pity on your soul.
It seems to get on this list for a 90s album is to poorly cover one song from the 60s then ramble or meander through the rest of the songs for about 35 minutes. Lemonheads was another example of this.
I expected more from this.
This is by far the worst thing I’ve ever heard. Captain Beefheart seems like The Beatles in comparison. Seriously. Go awful. I had cringe-induced goosebumps the entire time I listened. When he starts screaming in Johnny Teardrop I feared for my life. How anybody decided this is “art” is beyond me. There’s no musicality to this. It’s a Casio on loop with a shit tambourine sample. The guy talks about a man killing his family in Johnny Teardrop or just outright has an orgasm into the mic on Girl.
Not their best but a solid addition.
A weak addition since they have so many other better albums. Bloody well right will be stuck in my head a few days.
Another 90s insertion for 1 good song. There were so many good albums from that decade but they just keep finding the one-hit-wonders. I swear if Chumbawumba is in here...
What a sad sack. You can’t shoot at your wife and expect her to stay, dummy. I probably won’t come back to this. It’s not the satirical country everyone knows, but god damn is it close.
Solid addition with plenty of jams. A little formulaic in sound and production but you can’t deny the goodness.
It's probably rated higher than necessary since it's Bowie. This is pretty tame.
Gold. 10/10 The perfect rainy day album.
I can see how this is influential, but by today’s standards it’s a little boring. Hair Metal took a lot of notes from this.
Just perfect. This is pure Americana.
Such an iconic sound. I'll continue to keep coming back to this.
Just perfect. Every song hits hard.
Garfunkel must write all the hooks, because there aren't many here. Me and Julio is good.
I did not Louv this.
This was good, but not Back to Black good. It looks like Mark Robson brought something to the table for that album.
If the Beatles chose to go New Wave they’d sound nothing like this, but kind of close. Dear God was pretty awful.
I've liked other albums from Doves, but this one was boring. Does the producer just walk away from this with a sense of accomplishment or just a "well, that's over with"?
Try as they might, they couldn't achieve the same sentiment in a 19 minute song, it had to be 20 minutes and 57 seconds. This is just angsty spa music.
Heroes is great (but Jacob Dylan did it better). After that, the rest of this album is just Brian Eno being a "non-musician".
First song is good, long, but good. The rest kind of is just there.
Yeah, this is just a blast to listen to. There isn’t a note out of place anywhere. I think because of the music video for Bohemian Rhapsody I always thought it was the rest of the band doing backup but it’s just layers and layers of Freddie. Bohemian Rhapsody hits differently after listening to this. Obviously I’ve heard it before but this builds up to it. I assumed (incorrectly) that Queen is 90% FM but it’s clearly a good combination of talents. If you played Good Company blindfolded and asked me who it was I’d have said the Beatles. I don’t know how this only topped out at 4.
Polished to a chrome.
This really doesn't belong on the list. I hope it gets booted in later versions. It's a slog.
Good content but needs polish. I’m one of the few who liked Black album and on a bit more.
I had high expectations for this, and that's probably my fault. The singles are good, the rest is just kind of there.
I love this but ironically the beats could be amped up a bit more.
Not much beyond the title track for me.
What a fun track. And then the fun is over and the rest of the album has to happen.
This makes babies cry. Possibly some adults, too. I like the addition of punk to the list but this just doesn't cross any boxes for me other than annoying.
Beautiful. This is prime Bowie.
The singles are great! But that's not really fair since they were produced after the fact to make the album sell more. It's not often an artist get free rein to make their followup album but in this case they did, and it falls flat. Those singles carry it, however.
I couldn't listen to this - it's not available in my country.
This is weird. Imagining Tom as Oscar the Grouch with a beret and a cigarette helped me get through this easier.
I hate her voice so much. People say it’s strong but it’s just loud. And like she drinks a cup of milk before recording. There are some iconic songs but they’re ruined by Janis. She’s still got nothing on Bob Dylan, though.
I don’t get it. Seems like a watered down version of The Cure.
Just amazing. Ozzy kills. Guitar shreds, bass thumps. But my god, lay off the cymbals for a fucking second.
Boring. A sad addition to the list if this is all we’re getting from this legend.
Wow. I didn’t realize I knew as many tracks from this. These are mostly all great. Witch Hunt sounds like a version of an 80s track from Ghost.
This has all the makings for something I’d like but it did not blend.
Another Yes album. Another 8-minute jam. It’s not bad but I just don’t see the significance.
Started ok but turned into a meandering mess by the end.
It wasn’t until the very end of the album did he reveal he could actually sing.
Great stuff. Perfect psychedelia without being too jammy. Hendrix could have taken notes on that front. This could use a remaster. It’s pretty muddy.
It's all technical. You need a little more than repeating the song title to make a chorus.
Very talented singer. I noticed a few bars were ripped by Lin Manuel Miranda for Hamilton.
Lost in a sea while trying to be The Beach Boys. This didn't scratch any itch I had.
Different strokes for different folks. This didn't stroke anything for me outside Everyday People. A three seems too much.
The fuck is this?
Often emulated, never outperformed.
You’re dead inside if this doesn’t get you dancing.
This has the right parts for something I’d like - but twenty years late. This is boring.
More proof that can write but should have never performed.
This does absolutely nothing other than annoy me. For the voice of a generation he sure doesn’t have anything coherent to say.
This is a no from me, dog.
If David Bowie were the lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, this is what they would sound like.
I liked this. It's like if The Moody Blues were into heroin.
This is the vanilla ice cream of jazz.
Ugh this is depressing Brit pop again. They want to be the Beatles and Bowie I can’t do it.
This was just breathy noise. I didn’t notice when it ended.
The jazz must flow
I like this but I'm torn on where it stands. Between a 🥉 and 🥈
It’s so over the top British it seems like satire.
Sad bastard music.
I have no objections to this, but it’s all pretty similar after the first track.
I like this. He’s not a good singer but the jams make up for that.
I liked this. It's definitely a stepping stone for what we have today but it held up for me.
I find this singer irritating.
I keep wanting this to be The Doors or The Moody Blues but it stays directly in the sucky middle of the two.
3 Little Birds is easily one of the top 20 songs for me.
Grinderrrrrr - Looking for meat. Things you knew then but REALLY know now.
Good but slow. Rainy day album #43.
Yeah, so many good jams on this one.
Solid. This holds up so well.
I have to figure out why some arrangements like this make me anxious. This sounds like something from the 40s, not 56.
This was just ok for me. The singles are fun but the rest ranged from meh to obnoxious.
This was ok. I wanted more singles, less droning.
I didn’t dislike this one as much as previous albums of his. It has more musicality I guess. It’s still weird as hell but easier to digest.
This is irritating Bad 90s beats, awful lyrics, annoying voice And no singles.
I kinda really like this. Catchy, cool samples, almost a high energy ambient album. Frontier Psychiatrist is a jam.
Good, but nothing stood out for me.
Some one said it before but it resonated - this is beat poetry garbage.
If the band from The Big Lebowski was real I imagine this is what they sound like.
The Cure meets Tegan and Sara.
It all blends together minus the title tracks. Good, not great.
This was intolerable. Avant-garde BS.
This feels like a college group project, where everybody had their own uncompromising, differing opinion on what the assignment actually was. I have no idea who nominated this for the list, but I kind of never want to meet them. This was awful.
What the hell? This is insane. The whole album just feels like a systems check. Maybe a warmup. Nobody seems to be playing off each other, except maybe the drummer.
If indo is Snoop’s drug of choice, a Glock is Dre’s.
Some good groundwork was laid here, but to call this the definition of disco seems disingenuous. 1979 seems a little late to define something that's already been going strong for a decade and is finally starting to fade. Besides, the Bee Gees definitely had their picture next to the entry in the dictionary.
Solid rock without the jammy fluff. The Tommy tracks don't stand alone well.
Yep. You like weed. It’s still not like cigarettes, though.
This is great on paper. Great technical abilities, but ultimately boring and unforgettable.
I wish this went a little deeper into being good. No bangers. All mash.
Just so much fun. Skill and class all the way.
Fun, before its time, but not that memorable for not being in English, to me anyway.
The first half is great, the second falls a little flat.
Lovely woman, lovely voice, but this all started to sound the same after awhile.
Wow the other ratings are just chock full of vitriol. It’s a decent album with some stellar hits. It’s not amazing but it sank its teeth into a generation and has held on for almost three decades so I’d say it has its place among others.
A lot more southern rock influenced than I expected. Not terrible, but this isn’t the band I know or expected.
I just listened to his essentials playlist. He’s fun and talented. You can tell he enjoys making the music.
These were great. She’s got a wonderful voice. The cover of Help wasn’t my favorite though.
I didn't get anything from this album. She's a talented songwriter, but the breathy, lazy singing just wasn't my jam. There's so much flourish in each song it's hard to tell what's actually going on.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Whoever “found” Bob Dylan needs to rethink their choices in life.
So many jams. Solid, but I like Odelay more.
This has aged really well over the 30 years (omg) that it's been out.
I had heard really good things about this but beyond Song 2 this fell a little flat. I like the sound of it all, and it feels like they’re having fun in the studio, but it’s missing that spark.
One that I’ll forget I ever listened to.
This is peak Radiohead for me. Dripping with emotion and class.