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.
Bjork on coke. This is one experiment that doesn’t work for me.
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.