Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand
didn't give a shit about FF then, don't give a shit now. This is what gave our era of music a bad name "landfill indy"
didn't give a shit about FF then, don't give a shit now. This is what gave our era of music a bad name "landfill indy"
Smells Like Team Spirit reminds me of going out with my second boyfriend, Sam Coleman (Dan Metcalf was so fleeting I'm not sure it counts). Sam was a rock-head and I wanted to impress him with my music knowledge. I was already dabbling in rock (this is was not too far off my gentle transition from S Club 7 to Green Day), but went all out I listened to my brother's various volumes of Air Guitar - a compilation of rock hits. Nirvana was on it, as was Teenage Kicks. Which again reminds me of that very exciting time going out with Sam, despite us actually not having an awful lot of contact. Anyway, once I had listened to Nirvana I had quite a bit to say to Sam via MSN Messenger and it must have worked cos he wrote my initials and hearts ALL over his pencil case, alongside a large 'rock on' hand symbol drawing.
I LOVE Tim Buckley but I bet you fuckers voted him down. He's Jeff Buckley's dad and a very good song writer
Loved this funky and fun. I enjoy any kind of music like this tbh, sometimes it can get repetitive I guess but overall really enjoyed
Overwhelmingly reminded me of music from the Sims. But I did quite enjoy it. Very fun
I did not care for this album. My memory of it is beige and I can barely remember anything about it a day later
This wound me up big time
Bobby D! Classics. Don't care what you say about his voice
A bit full on for a Monday
As expected - whiney
This was extremely enjoyable, a really varied album of decent tracks.
Like an 8 pack of Walls - stuffed full of bangerz
Wish I could give a 3.5... Mostly quite fun and relaxing, but then some jarring shit towards the end
What a shame she turned out to be a racist and also fucking hated this album. And also that you lot hated it. I have been enjoying Nico for years and this experience has somewhat spoiled it. I maintain however, there are great songs on this album.
Surprising! Generally dislike ol' Weller but this was much better. Clearly should have quit while he was ahead
Pretty good fun and a couple of anthems, but not completely my thing
The only Chole that could ever teach me..
As mentioned, the Jungle song was outrageously annoying but there were some gems on here. Not my fave JM album but overall enjoyable
Fairly ambivalent about this album. Didn't dislike it, but didn't care either
Were the Beastie Boys lame or cool? I can't tell . The internet says they're a rock bank.. what!?
I do enjoy the blues.. this was soothing and cool
An enjoyable mixtures of style here. Reminiscent of The Beatles and The Moody Blues.
Less is more
I thought this was a great live album to listen to. The concert looked fun. Absolute tunez in there too
love love love YESSS funkaay disco monday morning I am feeeeling it
Wasn't massively into it. And ew what a weird album title. Is he a big baby or something
This was so uplifting, relaxing and coooool. I really enjoyed it
What a surprising delight this was. A slight disappointment there was 'literally millions of bangers' on this album, as I was promised by *Benji*. The album had 9 songs on. But I am not disappointed
very glad I have given this a proper listen again. Dylan is a legend
I discovered Sigur Ros as quite a young teen as was my introduction to more experimental music. Love this. Nostalgia hit.
Yeah I did not enjoy this and there were filthy lyrics in there. I know it is about murder but it was scary music and not enjoyable. I know it is controversial to not like Nick Cave, and I feel like everyone has always just expected me to. But I said it, I'm not a Nick Cave fan. Its out there. Leave me alone
I really liked this album. I discovered this band relatively recently and liked their album with Bjork. I think the way the use the male and female voices is interesting
Smells Like Team Spirit reminds me of going out with my second boyfriend, Sam Coleman (Dan Metcalf was so fleeting I'm not sure it counts). Sam was a rock-head and I wanted to impress him with my music knowledge. I was already dabbling in rock (this is was not too far off my gentle transition from S Club 7 to Green Day), but went all out I listened to my brother's various volumes of Air Guitar - a compilation of rock hits. Nirvana was on it, as was Teenage Kicks. Which again reminds me of that very exciting time going out with Sam, despite us actually not having an awful lot of contact. Anyway, once I had listened to Nirvana I had quite a bit to say to Sam via MSN Messenger and it must have worked cos he wrote my initials and hearts ALL over his pencil case, alongside a large 'rock on' hand symbol drawing.
This was the turning point of RHCP before they went rather downhill. This still had the cool classic funk elements
I feel this album started off really good. Freedom Rider was particularly bluesy and jazzy, and I was getting into it and funking out. But then it finished rather week and the final two songs left little impression one.
Panicking right now cos I listened to this maybe twice and I can't remember anything about it. Does that mean its garbage? It was very 90s. As someone else said it was like No Doubt (but not quite as good). Just not massively my thing I guess
I feel guilty that so many of these songs I know, yet I don't give ol' Carole much thought. Clearly an incredible songwriter with a really pure, rich tone to her voice which is so soothing. A triumph
An early album where I'm not sure they had found their sound yet. Apparently all bands of this era got distracted by trying to sound like Joy Division. I enjoyed most of it, but some of it left little impression on me
I think I enjoyed this album, it was fun and weird - which I liked. I doubt I'll listen again, so I can't go 4 or 5 stars but I was pleased to hear the Shrek song.
The first time I listened to this album I was on a bus in Indonesia with Benji, and I remember then that I think I can appreciate that this is good but its just not my bag.
What a funny name and what a great album. Never heard of this bunch of grapes but I really enjoyed working to it. Light hearted easy listening
"Reminds me of stuff we used to make at music tech AS level" Chloe Jacob Wednesday 24 March 16.43 NOT James Cressey
As I said yesterday - this was enjoyable and FUNNY. Men taking themselves seriously but actually singing in funny voices with mad over the top guitar solos. It was a great start to the day though
This was a super fun Friday listen. At first I thought, omg I know this song. Then I listened to the second, and realised I just recognise the style of music... and they all are relatively similar. Still great though
Mother was fucking upsetting. The Police don't do it for me
Well, I enjoyed this more than I expected to. I listened to it in the car with Luke and he was telling me how much he likes each song and all about it, which perhaps enhanced the experience. Apparently the classic Iggy Pop album. It was fun driving music I guess, but unlikely to listen again independently
Again, listened to on the drive. Was a little unsure of some of the more twee folk songs, but then there were a couple that were a bit different and really enjoyed them. A mixed bag!
This album was produced by Bowie and I think you can tell on certain tracks. I have a fond memory of singing Perfect Day in a choir at Primary School.. a few years later I was told it was about drugs and then felt sad that we were singing that as children. BUT NOW I have just found out that actually it is just about love and having a really good day. My memory can be restored. I really enjoyed this album, varied and solid tracks
Hmm, there were a few on here that I enjoyed but I have to say some of them merged together. I thought I liked funk but perhaps I only have a limited capacity for it. It was a bit of a schlep towards the end.
I struggled to escape the images of Pixar films the entire time. I imagine there was some good song writing there. I think Randy can stay in films in my mind, I don't think I'll listen again
Well, new Leonard Cohen certainly isn't my fave and this less little impression on me. Some nice bits and as ever, the poet over the song writer.
Well, its simply the best isn't it. Wonderful guitar playing, riffs and solos. Smooth and sexy and feel-good and fucking cool. Right amidst a golden age of music writing
I actually listened to this twice! I enjoyed it quite a lot. I felt it was very lyrical music, but didn't require a singer
This was REALLY good. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Classic pop rock I reckon. I think the hits (and there were many on this album) are the hits for a reason... but other other songs were still fun, but didn't necessarily stick with me
Some of the songs little twee and soppy for me, some great ones in there. James has promised us greater albums, so I'll look forward to those
I hadn't heard of this band yet I recognised some of the songs. Enjoyed most of it!
This was SO good, I listened like 3-4 times. Led Zeppelin reminds me of Chris Balestrinis dad cos when I was a teen I said I liked them, then whenever he would drive us places he would put it on for me. Nice touch
Boring AF, every song sounded the same. Outrageous I needed to listen to this before I die. Less REM ffs
Much better than the last one! I enjoyed the punky rock upbeat, and not to weird
As far as jazz goes this was more enjoyable. Can't say I particularly loved it though
Wow this was very samey and in your face. Wasn't a fan
I really enjoyed this - Luke has been gradually getting me into Pavement. I thought it was fun!
Already knew a few of these. Famously ripped off the Fall on a number of tracks, but I'm not sure those were the ones I particularly cared for.
Might have to be a full marker for this one! Absolutely brilliant and rightly universally considered one of the best albums of all time. Bravo. So joyful - great for the beginning of the working week
Not my bag. A bit silly at times. Also listened to a whole other album I didn't need to, which may have skewed my opinion
Not entirely sure what to think of this. Wasn't easy listening, and have heard this album before actually. Not sure it grew on me either. Certain aspects of the songs reminded me of Jeff Buckley, nice motifs and certain chord progressions but then a whole load of intense dissonance I couldn't get on board with
Not sure I've ever listened to this album in entirety - it was so TIGHT. Loved it. Varied too
I find it hard with this one. I have memories of absolutely loving this as a teenage and thinking it was simply brilliant. I don't enjoy it that much now. But does that mean it's a bad album? I am so confused
I appreciated that this was good music, was a good uplifting vibe for me after bank hol Tues. But wasn't wholly my thing - hard to know how to rate.
Didn't enjoy this as much as I expected to. Quite a few samey ones.. and weird ones that I wasn't into. Was a bit much at times - but I know that is Queen
I am very confused about what to think of that and whether I liked it or not. It was a bit mad? Certain aspects I enjoyed, others I found just a bit much
Fun and kind of sexy. Annoyed it didn't actually feature the Come Dine With Me theme tune, but the Finish Advert music will have to do I guess
I really got into this in the end. At first I wasn't sure but it took a second listen. Easy going and cool
A classic but also a couple of songs I'm not so fond of. But on the whole, very enjoyable
I LOVE Tim Buckley but I bet you fuckers voted him down. He's Jeff Buckley's dad and a very good song writer
Really enjoyed this. Great working music - think I listened about 4 times whilst I worked late. Not sure how to analyse the music but it was certainly enjoyable
Hard to say what I thought about that, I didn't super love every song but kind of wanted to. Bit disappointing
irritating af... hard to distinguish from my mood but still not sure this would ever not annoy the shit out of me
Iconic! Its funny how far synths have come and these now remind me of 00s Casio keyboards BUT some great tunes in here. Enjoyed
Wow. What a surprise. Particularly loved the first and last one. Excellent psychedelic. Can't believe wiki told me this was pop
Generally enjoy blues, and this was fine. But rather samey!! I reckon this is music you have to listen to live to get the real experience
Loved this album so much more than the last Nick Cave. A lot less strange and much more mellow.
Well, you either love him or hate him. I do love a bit of Elton, particularly since I saw him live a few years ago. Undeniable genius song writer, regardless of what you think of him
So annoying. Really could not get on board with this. Was ready for it to be over about a third of the way in. Don't like the nasal singing style. Samey
I appreciate this is good, but I don't love LOVE it you know? Like I enjoy certain parts of it but maybe the style doesn't ALWAYS appeal to me. But its not 'bad' is it. Don't kick off Will
didn't give a shit about FF then, don't give a shit now. This is what gave our era of music a bad name "landfill indy"
found that a bit hard to get through and annoying
I don't even really know, just too god damn long. A 6 CD album shouldn't be on here. In the past I've liked 1-2 smashing pumps songs, but just found all of it a bit whiney american rock shiz
Don't really know what to say other than quite irritating.
Very hard to understand what I thought of that.. It didn't leave much impression but I didn't hate it
Not my bad. Sure this is iconic, but just a bit 'much'. Can you ever imagine just popping this on in the background? Or having it on whilst you drive? What I mean this is quite limited music
Smooth n sexy n very good easy listening. Would listen again
Steeley Dan kind of wound me up - strained annoying voice. Like Bruce Springsteen does but not good. Not my bag at all
Well the hit is a hit for a reason right?
Perhaps I didn't give this one enough of my attention but it didn't massively stand out. A few on there were really cool, but the rest just sort of blurred into one
This was actually well good - so didn't expect to love that! What a grooooze
Felt this was bang average and I like some of it, but the whole time was just trying to work out which other band it sounded like
Dayum this was so good! I absolutely loved how long and repetitive some of these songs were. Had a few problems with some of his whining about women, and that's kind of all he's got. Some were more positive.. but overall. Enjoyed - put me in such a good mood
Loved this, a enjoyable mix of ambience and almost dancy eletronica. Quite alternative too. Would listen again!
Well this really isn't my thing - but I didn't hugely hate it either, which surprised me. Also, cannot believe this was 1994, thought it was later than that. Feel it may have been ahead of its time
This was excellent I thought - listened twice. I recognised two songs anyway, but enjoyed the rest too. Light rock and tuneful
Really loved this album. Super varied and fun.
Wasn't sure about some of these, a bit whiney american but really loved all the stripped back demos at the end. Not sure if these are supposed to be on the full album but there you go
Usually I find country stuff isn't my thing, but actually found quite a lot of this really soothing. Did enjoy!
This reminds me strongly of my time in Australia, when I discovered The Avalanches. Incidentally also an Australian band (not the reason though). Absolute banger 5 stars EASY. Fun, alternative and love the use of layered sampling
Yeah I thought this was good but didn't connect with it loads. Thought it was decent r'n'b but didn't stand out to me like Missy Elliot or Layren Hill
I was going to slag this off initially, but I got into it more. Hard to say exactly HOW much I enjoyed it
Loved this funky and fun. I enjoy any kind of music like this tbh, sometimes it can get repetitive I guess but overall really enjoyed
Loved this - reminded me a lot of Slowdive (one of my new favourite bands, new to me not a new band). Chilled and kind of psychedelic. Will listen again
I've had to listen twice to work out how much I care... certain nice bits and tunes but some of it really quite boring. Interesting as possibly one of our most modern albums - 2017.
Well obviously a bander because of its classic nature, I don't like ALL the songs. I like also that this album hasn't been remastered, like so many of the others ones we listen to. You can hear the age in the music - I love it! That's more to do with Spotify than the music itself
Wasn't sure about this at first but then really got into it. Now I know he is the lead singer of Pixies, it makes a lot more sense. Listened twice - was good
A lot more chilled out than a lot of the EC things I typically think of. Learnt some new stuff which I enjoyed
Enjoyable! Classic music. Recognised a couple. Sometimes not sure what to say about this music
Such a tuneful beautiful album. A classic of course. I am so over Imagine as a song and don't massively like listening to it, but it probably is very good isn't it
This is a well fun album, BUT I didn't love every track. Some of them were a little irritating to me. I wish I could give a 3.5.
I love Scott Walker but perhaps more so when he is part of the Walker Brothers band. I listened to this twice, and enjoyed more on the second listen. Beautiful orchestral music by a talented composer
Well, its not my favourite Radiohead. Luke complained that it was super boring, I disagree but it doesn't do it for me like other Radiohead ones. I kind of get it, but I find it peaceful and interesting.
Listened to this whilst driving through the gorgeous Kent countryside and it was a brilliant soundtrack. Enjoyed lots of classic BD songs
Generally a very fun album, and obvs enjoyed hearing the classics. BUT a few that just irritated me a bit. Great music but not all for me
Well a mixed bag for me, enjoyed some of them but a few of them just a bit twee with mad lyrics. The one about spider bites and car crashes was irritating, the lyrics were quite predictable and the concept annoying. Doubt I'll listen again
Love 90s rap way more than modern rap. Did enjoy this, but not something I'd listen to on the regs
Well, American Girl is a certified banger surely. I enjoyed the rest of the album - probs great driving music. Dare I say Dad music?
Had this on a very very low volume. nuff said
I dunno, I felt like I should like this more than I did. Maybe needs a second listen but I wasn't all that bothered
Most brilliant album. I love this already but damn right this has come up.
This was surprisingly enjoyable! I didn't know what to expect but found this to be a mix similar to Jamie T, Arcade Fire, We Are Scientists.. some songs I wasn't to into but going to score highly for surprise and variety element
Well, we know the main hit of this album don't we! Did enjoy a few more on here, some of them were just hilarious and made Luke and me laugh a lot
Expected to love this but only Paper Planes was good. Banger for a reason. Was I meant to like this? Found it largely quite irritating.
Loved it - the classics and some I wasn't so familiar with!
Took me 3 attempts to finish this. like wtf - srsly the best. Irritating af. Not sure I needed to listen to this before I died. I'm annoyed
Enjoyed that - I know the Madonna hits and a few others. Was fun listening to a proper album
Eugh I'm sorry but its all so samey. Affirming my confusing relationship with country. I just don't know how much I like it really, and that seems to be an unpopular opinion
I do absolutely love some QOTSA, but I'm not sure this was so up my street. I love the newer stuff I guess, more poppy and less heavy
Perhaps I wasn't paying enough attention, but not sure much of this stood out to me! Perhaps it wasn't bad and I don't know rap well enough to differentiate what I do and don't like.
Some of these were really fun and I do like other Alice Cooper stuff. I do like the more gentle songs (some of which reminded me of the Beatles). But some were a bit to hair rock
Enjoyed this more as it went along actually! At first I thought he was a bit Paul Simon then I got into his own stlye. Particularly the last v low fi song
Actually got quite into this! At first I wasn't sure but particularly liked the last song
Riders in the storm was the only one I cared about really. One of them genuinely did my head in. Obvs Doors are legends, but I felt quite a lot of filler on this one
bland AF and I am disappointed as I thought this was a reggae/ska band
Absolutely loved this. It was really fun! Luke actually introduced me to Love relatively recently, and I think I recognised a few songs anyway. They're an excellent band and do a v fun cover of Hey Joe
Boring and tiring. Same ol country music. Too much of that recently! I don't care
Yeah I was into this. Blusey aand cool
I enjoyed this but again, I didn't really care. Like I wouldn't listen to this music all the time but appreciated it enough
So supposedly this is seminal and really important but have to say I did struggle. Back in the day this blew minds, but I found it jarring a lot of the time. One or two were OK but PURELY rating on my enjoyment (rather than historical appreciation).... *2 STARS*
I enjoyed this a lot, although James has now highlighted terribly problematic lyrics. But before I knew this music wise it was good fun
Absolute BANDGER always was going to be a 5* from me. Love Dire Straits but possibly never an album start to finish, but this did not disappoint
Yes this was a good album! A few bangers in there reminiscent of youth,
I loved this! I sometimes find soul blurs into one a bit, but these songs were brill. would like to listen again
Another classic dad rock album, quite a lot of the songs were a bit similar for me to have any strong opinion about this album. But it was very pleasant background music
Relentless reggae just isn't my thing, I like the odd one but an entire album, even BM is just a bit much. Also a bit traumatised from travelling in SE Asia and hearing BM greatest hits on repeat in every god damn bar
Oh god just more pure classic rock, just too much to handle. I imagine one of these songs on there own I could get on board with, but in one hit is a bit much
At first I thought this was waaay to Disney/show tunes for me. But some of them were OK. Generally not my thing, but also wasn't as awful as I had expected
I mean yeah some bangers on there, but cannot say I enjoyed it. I used to love ACDC as a teen.. I guess I've changed. Objectively good songs, but not my tastes any more.
Wow this was well confusing. I've never known how I feel about Sufjan Stevens tbh, and this confirmed this .. again. I really loved some and utterly hated others. Strange place to!
Well that was pretty comedic, I enjoyed all the funny rhymes and these upbeat songs and cheating on your man to get him back for doing the dirty on you. As ever, country is not my thang. BUT this was entertaining
Imagine this was really fun to rave to in the 90s. Would love to get ham and party to this at a festival.
Obviously this is excellent and a legendary album BUT it gets so much hype. So overplayed, for good reason but that does dampen my enjoyment. Giving a 4/5 to shake the place up
I loved this - not just because of the music but the atmosphere and picturing the setting. I think I was aware of this occurence, Cash playing in a prison but had never listened to the recording properly. Its excellent.
This was super fun and classic 90s hip hop. Would definitely listen again and want to pay more attention. Good party music
Well call me a luddite but I do not have the patience to get jazz. Some of this was fine but other parts I just wanted it to end. There was some long bit of just double bass mucking around. Nonsense. Not worth recording
Overwhelmingly reminded me of music from the Sims. But I did quite enjoy it. Very fun
Yeah this was pretty fun, I liked it. Made me want to party.
My god that was a slog, just really annoying. Couldn't wait for it to be done. I've never liked Elvis Costello, mainly the voice. Irritating music.
Not my bag but wasn't bad I guess. Hard to have an opinion
Brill! Also I am under such pressure from Luke to give this 5 stars as apparently its one of the best rock albums of all time. Trivia from Luke: "the whole album is fantastic, its one of my faves ever. all brilliant songs, i cant pick between them and i love jonathan richman's voice. FUN FACT - they had actually split up when this was released and it's a collection of demos. the singer created a new band which was quite different and confusingly called them jonathan richman & the modern lovers and released an album at the same time. oh and one of them joined talking heads!"
HATE THIS SO MUCH STOP GIVING IS MEGADEATH
Well I'm not sure I've ever listened to a MJ album start to finish, so many bangers on this. I'm assuming MJ is now cancelled, but I do believe in separating the art from the artist and this album was very very good.
This was so good! JET!! Need to explore the Beatle's other work, this did not disappoint
Yeah quite fun! Reminded me of a demo I had on my childhood keyboard, Sims music when they're at a bar and also 80s crime film. Probs wouldn't listen again, but very interesting music
fuck the fuck off slipknot. so upsetting. not 1001 best albums. horrible
Loved this! Some fantastic songs in there, never listened to a BJ album start to finish. Glad I have. What a great song writer
Well, this goes without saying this is definitely one of the best albums of all time. It is varied and intersting music, and reminds me of my childhood so much. My dad loves Supertramp and it was always on in the car
This was some really great jazz, really pleasant and ACCESSIBLE. I would say anyway. The music felt very lyrical, but didn't feel like it was missing anything
I actually really enjoyed this, was quite surprising mix of folky stuff.
I dunno if this is controversial but I was quite unmoved by this album. Didn't find it to be anything special. Found one song particularly grating. Not sure if this is a classic or whatnot but meh
Enjoyed this very fun!
Wow what a bloody long album that was. Enjoyed dusk 1 more than dusk 2 but some brilliant songs on there. He's a song writing power house. Didnt know gangsters paradise was a rip off one of these songs. its gotta be a 5
I really enjoyed aspects of this album, some of the songs were really fun but I have to say 40 mins of unrelenting 12 bar blues is a bit much. Also, I just feel like its cheating in song writing, the SAME chord sequence over and over again but in just a different key and about a different woman who wronged you. But really enjoyed the first 2-3 songs. Hmm. Confusing
It's a 5 star from me. Every song is so beautiful in it's own way. Definitely one of best albums of all time
Yeah this was quite good actually. Not what I was expecting really, thought it would be more experimental for some reason. I think I knew one already... probs from Luke.
Great album. Iggy is a legend
I mean there are some classics on this, and very nostalgic, but by the end I felt like it was all a bit repetitive funk!
What a brilliant album and absolute classics. Arethra did cover some of these though and I feel she gets the all the credit, 4 stars
I thought this was OK, like fun but reminded so much of a not quite so good Blondie.
Ew what was that I hated it. Horrible emo music. Listened on low volume just to get through it
This band has definitely been a good discovery for me in 1001 albums. Enjoyed the last one too!
Absolutely LOVED this. Total classics in there and banging riffs. Its a K Town banger for me
I fucking love Bjork. Such interesting and moving music. Even the songs I'm not so into I respect cos its just such great music. Not on this album but Unravel is one of the best songs of all time
Quite fun! Lots of bangers, didnt love love though
Fantastic songs on hear. Really enjoyed it and relistening to songs I don't listen to very often
Wasn't into tbh
What a wonderful album and I want to do a cross reference on which of these were covers or originals. Beautiful songs in here and her voice is marvellous
I actually really enjoyed this having been rather skeptical about the last PJ Harvey. Would definitely listen again
Absolute beauty. I get more and more into Dylan as I get older it seesms
Some classic songs on here I forgot was SS. Enjoyed. V good fun
I didn't listen to this on the Thursday it was planned for, because essentially I was too tired to handle it. So glad I saved it for a day I was less tired and could appreciate it better. Actually really enjoyed it - obvs not something I would listen to on the regs but cannot appreciate that this was v good music
What a sweet sweet album. Jungleland was a new find for me, wow I loved it.
You know what, my heart sank when it was Metallica but actually surprisingly quite enjoyed it. I think it was the orchestra that added to it, and imaging it live and all taking place must have been epic (even though I'm not a fan of the genre).
Fucking awful I just hated this. Preferred all the death metal we'd had. I cannot STAND his weird singing voice, it upsets me.
I'm still struggling with the Fall a bit, its still a barrier for me BUT this I did enjoy. Was a lot more fun and jangly that previous more grungy punk ones. Apparently their only top 10 album
Actually didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. Like 2 songs on here I think are bangers. Cannot STAND the one with Drake. Some were quite samey
This was good fun. Upbeat beat sometimes naughty lyrics. Unlikely to listen again though
Wow this was pretty long and loads crammed in there. Some I loved, some not so much. I think overall though, I did enjoy it. Have to be in the right mood though...
Thought this was really fun! Enjoyed it.
I mean, More than a Feeling is an undeniable classics and I would say one of the best songs of all time. The rest of the album was a bit hit and miss for me, loved some of it and some just a bit beige. MOTAF carries it to a 4
really enjoyed this. what an interesting mix of music you could dance and sing to, and those you could just sit and muse too. I think when I first started listening to LCD SS I didn't really get it, but the more I listen the more I love it.
Well it has to be a 5 starts doesn't it. So many top tunes on here!! Like to hear Beatles do covers, as they are covered so much themselves
Literally WTF. why haven't I heard some of these songs before - they are spellbinding. I have of course enjoyed Nina Simone songs before, but some of these are masterpieces. I'm in love with 'If I should lose you' and 'what more can I say'.. the piano playing, the lyrics, the chord progressions. 6/5
It holds up! And what ever happened to MGMT. Some absolute bangers in here, but why didn't we hear of them after this? Did their other albums suck? Giving this a 4 star cos I wasn't super in love with every song and you've got to save the 5 stars for the really special stuff
Well I enjoyed hearing the memorable songs, but some of them did my nut in and this album felt too long. Maybe my covid brain wasn't up to it, but yeah was well ready for this to be done by the end
Well didn't think much of this and found some of it highly irritating. Some were ok.. the beautician one though. God. Get it off
Yeah I was not into this at all, got really tiresome by the end.
This definitely isn't my favourite Smiths album, some of them very good but quite a few just wishy washy to me
Yeah I quite enjoyed how upbeat and fun this was - but did get a little samey after a while!
I really don't know how to feel about this - was it my mood but I really didn't care that much. Some of them were fun, but just felt quite ambivalent...
I would say I'm glad I hear this and liked the title track Sincere - but I wouldn't listen to a lot of it again. I respect it though!
Its a 5 star from me! Loved this album for a while now. Its fun and different from anything else I know really.
Loved it! Another banger from Led Zep. So many fun and epic tunes. Features my favourite LZ some "Babe I Gonna Leave you"
I love Brian Eno, and it was good to hear this album again after a long time. He blows me away with his varied material, this was just that!
Really enjoyed this. Not sure I've ever listened to a White Stripes album in completion! There were some classics in here, like "We are gonna be friends" (which reminds me of J-Cress) and others I didn't know that were punky and fun. Liked the one about a rat
Well I have to say I wasn't hugely into this. Luke said it was a banger in his youth. Pussy galore did my absolute nut in. Some were ok but generally wasn't a huge fan
This was a tricky one, because there was some obvious classics in here but some songs that did my nut in. It seems Blur were generally a bit all over the place with the quality of their output. Luke will hate me for putting 3 as this album was seminal for him.
I thought this was very lovely and relaxing!
Really didn't like this. Found it quite irritating and was just ready for it to be done tbh! I feel like it wasn't so awful for a 1* though. An interesting mix of genres I guess, but it just didn't appeal
Well, this was great. I do already like Love. But this was upbeat and fun and a different.
Well this was hardcore punk wasn't it! Some of it I enjoyed more than others, but on the whole have to say was ready for it to be over. Listened twice as well as I wanted to give it my attention
This was great! I listened twice actually. I love the range here, slow and sexy some of them but others fast and poppy.
Well, its another LZ BANGAAA. Hot topic which album is best, but there's some gold in here: Immigrant Song and Since I've Been Loving You. Perhaps a 4*... tough!
Hate to say I told you so was another banger off that Air Guitar compilation I've mentioned in other comments on this. So that has a special place in my heart. Really enjoyed this album, I was so in the right mood for it too. I feel must have been a last of it time before pop punky stuff took a nose dive in 00s
Well this was quite pleasant! Very soothing. I enjoyed it. Very lyrical music which I enjoyed.
Have to say I found this a bit of a slog. I started listening this to this like 3-4 times, and didn't find it particularly good music to just listen to. I've had it on in the background to work to and it was fine and quite pleasant! Certain bits I appreciated and enjoyed, but some of them the repetition did just get to me. Glad I've heard it but wouldn't seek it out again
An absolute Christmas classic. Loved it!! Every song. I think Phil S is a bit dodgy but the other acts weren't so nevermind. Great album
This sounded very of-an-era I would say! Early 2000s chill out electro stuff, quite smooth and not too in your face. Its not really what I'm into but I enjoyed it.
I found this album a bit samey, even if I did enjoy a lot of the songs. How much love does this guy have for all these women!?
I thought I was going to like this and I'm pretty sad to say I found in plain Jane boring! Just a bit wishy washy and nothing stood out
Well I have to say if it had Its Tricky on it probably would have added an extra star, but sadly no. However, I did enjoy a lot of this!
Poor Dexy's Midnight Runners where their 3/5 of their top songs on Spotify are Come on Eileen. But its certified one of the best songs of all time I'd say. The rest of the album was pretty fun but nothing stand out like that.
This was perfectly pleasant I'd say. Nice country twang music. Didn't massively appeal to me to listen again though
I already liked a bit of Steely Dan and enjoyed this too! I like the funky rockness of it. Good driving music
I have to say this was a total surprise and I really enjoyed it!! I loved some of the sampled songs. I think I'll listen again - some of those got me pumped
I knew some of this stuff already and Nick Drake always feels like an artist I should know about and love but haven't ever explored that much. Should get into it - liked this album a lot!
Its a 5 star banger, love so many songs on here and so pleased to finally have a Bowie in the 1001 line up. Assume a lot of him albums will be!
Well it is certainly obvious the stark themes of Bowie albums. This is certainly funk and soul and I certainly liked it a lot and enjoyed listening to some news ones to me. A couple blurred in a bit for me, hard differentiate, which is why its a 4*
Well, what a JOY that was. Really loved it. Arcade Fire are such a brilliant band. Weirdly one song went a bit ABBA at one point I thought, but I liked that about it. Such epic optimistic music - always puts you in a good mood. would love to see them like at some point
Well at first I really wasn't into this, then it grew on me a little then I bloody loved the last song! Really confusing. The final song was a 4/5, but the rest of it was mixed for me. Hard to know what to put!
I absolutely hated this album. I was having a bad time on a rail replacement but atm which perhaps as added to this but whatever what fucking irritating music. Each song was wayy too long as well. Eugg
Well you know what I was bracing myself for hating this but I didn't as much as I expected to. I've generally found PW a bit of a wet flannel, but this had more spunk (a spunky flannel?) than I had expected
This was enjoyable but didn't leave a particular mark on me I have to say.
Well well well, she popped up. Look I didn't hate it and the first one was quite catchy. I guess my problem with TS is that I just don't get the hype, like for me its all FINE and a lot of it is just so beige. I have enjoyed her tunes in the past, Shake it Off is a vibe, but a lot of this just blurred in. But I'm not going to give it a 1* just to make a point, cos it wasn't bad like recent Neil Young or Elvis Costello where it made me MAD.
Its always great to get a Beatles isn't it? Obviously this is an incredibly accomplished album, but in the spirit of saving the 5*s for the hard hitters, this isn't my fave Beatles album. So is it a 4... hmm. I love how varied their style is in this, some classic rock, some more alt songs and then some that are a little twee. Ah fuck it its a 5
Well thank goodness NY redeemed himself with this album. I actually really enjoyed this! A couple of weird ones in there like "There's a world" - bit annoying. But some gems too that I'll listen to again. Wish I could give this a 3.5 but I guess I should round up
Elements of this I enjoyed, but each song just went on and on. And The 2-3 min drum solo was hard to get through. I'm a fan of Black Night and Lucille, the first half let it down for me. Wish I could give a 2.5
Well I have to say perhaps this was the Monday hype we all needed! It was pretty fun in the end and didn't dislike it as much as the others. Run to the Hills is a classic, perhaps from the infamous AIr Guitar CD
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 really enjoyed this and will definitely be listening again. I much preferred it to the previous Cure album we had. I see what Luke means that the Cure really did copy the style of New Order and Joy Division, particuarlyl the first song was so like JD I couldn't believe it! Regardless, if that's what made it good I don't mind.
Well I love Talking Heads, they make me reminiscent for a time I was not a part of. Plenty of bangers on here including the Big Mouth Billy Bass song. I was so delighted a few years ago when I found out TH covered that song.
I really enjoyed this, beautiful and varied. Elbow always surprise me - there's one song on here I had either forgotten or had no idea was Elbow! So wasn't their style I associated with them.
I have to say I preferred the previous Cure album more than this one (Disintegration), but it was still enjoyable. More downbeat I guess. Perhaps I need to listen again I am aware there's classics on here
I feel a bit of presh that I've never been that into Lil Simz and everyone creamz about her. I enjoyed some songs more than others, but general just ambivalence. Soz
This was pretty confusing! Like I loved some of it, and some of it was, as James said, well naff. Some irritating. Some amazing. Some epic. What a mix.
I definitely preferred the more funky ones, have to say most of it was a bit aggravating... The woman's voice in particular, too high and airy. Give it some welly
Hmm some of this was genius, some of it was annoying and also it went on a bit. I'm struggling to know how to rate it. I like what it stands for - like punk folk music - how fun, but I can't say I loved ALL of it. God damn I want to give a 3.5, but I'll round up
I enjoyed this. Haven't ever listened to a Ramones album in full
Love a bit of Stereolab, knew quite a few of these but great to listen to an album in full. Fun!
Well what an album. Artic Monkeys are just so iconic, I don't think they can be classed as landfill indie (like similar bands of their era). I love the story telling in their songs
Hard to know what I thought of this. Like I enjoyed a lot of it and know Eminem is a rather a legend, I guess a lot of it is story telling but I did find all the racism, sexism and homophobia a little jarring.
Well I have to say I was dubious but the throw back was real and strong. I actually really enjoyed listening to this. Say what you want abot Coldplay now - arguably terrible! But this was enjoyable and around this time they were excellent songwriters
I'm so sorry but I still don't get Kraftwerk, it doesn't speak to me. I understand why others do but I am utterly unmoved and ambivalent by their music. Soz
This was a bit meh. The only song I liked was completely sampled from Serge Gainsbourg
I listened to this like 3 times as I felt like I wasn't paying attention enough but it failed to make an impression. Struggling to remember any of it to be honest. Like I didn't dislike it but also did not care either
Didn't feel much about this one. Some of it a bit twee
This was funky and fun and had some bangers. A totally varied album as well. Much preferred to previous Beck
Loved it! Some great bangers on there I'm happy to hear again and some new ones. Ultimate feel good
Yeah it this was quite pleasant but I wonder if it needed more of my attention. it didn't massively stand out to me in any way but I appreciated pretty harmonies in the singing
Well obvs this is legendary but I wonder to get the full effect you need to visual as well. I did really enjoy it - but its meant to be amazing and I didn't feel moved or amazed. Loved the Bowie cover!
Agh fuck off Motorhead and other similar bands. This to overly represented. I like Ace of Spades, cos it reminds me of being a teen but the rest of it just sounds the same
Well this was very pleasant and not quite what I expected. An enjoyable listen
Lucy will be happy this is on the list. I've always meant to pay Janelle Monae more attention after Lucy played her lots. Really enjoyed this. Very different and varied. I really enjoyed it. Will listen again
Ah man the FUNKY FUNK. So fricken funky I can't handle it. But in a very good way. So fun and a bit silly at times. Puts you in a good mood. Loved it!
Ew did not enjoy this. Just a bit cringe and samey for me. That american singing voice that's a bit embars
have to say I found this a bit weird. What expecting to like it but it didn't really resonate with me. Very weird lyrics about women in there... I did enjoy the over the top synths and laying that is so classically 80s. I have enjoyed other The The song in the past, but not sure there were any hard hitters in here
Wow this guy loves his mum.... I'm really glad I've heard this, the legendary 2Pac who is still with us apparently? V confusing. I won't listen again probs but enjoyed the story telling
Wow I was super surprised how much I enjoyed this and also how many songs I knew! I listened to this twice. I also didn't realise this was 90s, thought it was early 00s. Britpop classic
Ew another heavy metal one I'm so annoyed. Like I said before I feel like this genre is overrepresented. Did not enjoy or care
Wow I actually really enjoyed this and may have redeemed my Miles Davis faux pas of just not liking it.. I was pretty pissed listening to this on the way home from Will's birthday but it made an impact.
Nostalgic of being about 16! This was excellent and I enjoyed relistening to TC's iconic voice, its very different.
I thought this was alright, some songs were quite catchy - others a bit more irritating. I didn't know about Suede, but Luke informs me they were a headline Britpop bad alongside Blur and Oasis. He does not approve of Suede and told me I should give it 1 or 2 starts for the whiney voice and boring songs. I dunno, I didn't hate it that much and I shalln't be swayed
AH I totally loved this. It reminds me of Philippa and Craddock around aged 19 as I think they introduced me to Grizzly Bear. Really enjoyed All We Ask the most I'd say, love the way it built up. Reminded me of Bowie glamour. Will listen to this again fo sure!
Eugh this was annoying on so many levels. Not just the terribly placed first track that Grace has described just all of it so unpleasant, how can you describe it any other way
Wow we needed this after the previous album, some lighthearted fun from the big SW. I really enjoyed this, as I always do. The kind of funk and fun we all need. Don't you worry about a thing was a highlight,
I thought this was great, obviously knew quite a bit of Stone Roses and this album as a whole was a lot less heavy than some of the other stuff I am familiar with. I was mostly introduced to them when I visited my cousin in Wester Australia, and we had a great time on a road trip blasting his fave Stone Roses songs in his big 4x4. Great times
This was a really great listen on a sunny Monday morning. Really joyful music and loved hearing it as a live performance - I think you could tell he was enjoying it too! I feel you could hear him smiling. Enjoyed hearing what I assume is the original of a song Amy Winehouse covered - Cupid. Will listen again!
Not a fan at all and my heart sank when I saw this. At the moment we're having one heavy/thrash metal thing a week and its doing my head in! Hoping we're passing this phase, just not enjoyable music for me at all. Its just TOO much - do people genuinely just chill to this?
This hasn't left much of an impression on me and I've attempted to get through it a few times. Confusing really. I think just a bit beige rock.
Slightly embarrassing rock ... when it went "fuckk youuuuu" at the end of one song in that cringe american rock singing style I think I actually lolled quite a lot. I did not find this engaging, it all just passed me by really with little impact
I well loved listening to this. White Stripes aren't a band I've ever been hugely into, and not for lack of liking them! I just never really pursued it for some reason. But I have to say I enjoyed this more than the last album we had on the list - a really entertaining mix of just fun catchy bangers, heavier stuff and some more gentle songs. Really loved the variety!
Well this was like fine I guess. I've never got the big deal about Rod. I don't really like his singing style but I think I respect him as a song writer. It's just pleasant I guess. Doesn't make me feel anything
Well I would say this was a grower. Big themes of the Fall, I guess they were an influence? But yeah I got more and more into this. Found some of the misogynistic lingo a bit annoying, but maybe they were poking fun an incels rather than actually being critical of "crazy women". By the end got into the style more fo sure
Another horrible metal album just to try and spoil my week. Unbelievable irritating. As Grace said, super stressful.
I actually got really into this by the end - and I enjoyed the variations of the samples. Fun and funkayy!
Not sure I've listened to this in full - its just so mad isn't it!? But I love it for its epicness and happy memories of Lakey D
I actually really enjoyed this and it was a total Friday vibe when I listened to it. Luke was very happy to have it on it the flat - apparently a big thing for him a uni. Really loved the fun punk vibes and would listen again
Well I think I preferred this to previous NY and crazy horse albums but I did again find it a bit samey. Nothing stood out and just felt like tedious dad rock by the end
Oh MATE this was absolutely lush. What an amazing voice she had, interested to recognise some of her songs and wondering whether they are OGs or covers. Loved the folky country tones and the absolute clarity of her voice. Gorg
Well this was a bit of a grower, quite enjoyed some of the more bluesy and orchestral ones. Its not peak Tim Buckley, I have to say - but I did enjoy it.
At first I was very against this and thought it was wishy washy nothingness. BUT it grew on me - there were some stand out ones among a few that just sort of blurred in. I knew the last song - must have been on a Discovery Weekly and reminds me of Lockdown 1
Well well well, what can I say - I enjoyed every minute of this and knew basically every word. The nostalgia of Year 7 -8 of this being THE album to own - I remember going to Woolworths to buy it specifically. Obvs the lyrics now are major cringe n that, but the song writing is great! What a top album
I really liked this! I need to give Joni Mitchell a deeper dive, other than surface level songs I enjoy
Word is that this is a big band I should definitely give a shit about, and I don't know what to think! At first I thought it was just completely bonkers, a strange mix of ABBA and like Queen - I don't know! Also, huge plot twist when I found out it wasn't two Japanese women singer and just some bloke. I found some of it quite irritating but it did grow on me. That latter songs were OK. And I guess it was quite fun!
Eugh god just non-descript boring rock. it wasn't AWFUL but I certainly didn't enjoty it
Omg this guy did the Bare Necessities! Shame that wasn't on this album, but still really enjoyed it. Such upbeat and positive music - puts you in a good mood! Love the piano playing too.
Well I enjoyed relistening to some of the more well known ones from back in the day, have to say the rest of it wasn't that memorable and a bit beige. I don't care what anyone says though I do like Babalon. I had an acoustic version on my iPod that a boy sent me once on a skiing holiday, so I like it for that reason too
Ohhhhh bloody hell this was great. I unashamedly a big Elton fan. Mostly since I saw him (for free!) a few years ago (my friends flat overlooks the cricket ground where he did a show). It was fantastic. I love how grand this album is. What a legend
I appreciated this, but I didn't love it I guess. I thought it was fun and it was great to hear female lyrics in a rap style that I can only really think of male artists that are similar
I am really glad to have listened to this in full as Rumours gets all the attention, I knew a few off hear but plenty I didn't! I absolutely love the singing voices and the harmonies and general song writing excellence. Will defs listen again
Well this was very interesting. Wasn't sure at first but this grew on me! I need to give a second listen though but I enjoyed the Pink Floyd vibes and I wonder if Radiohead were inspired by this
I listened to this several times because I love at T rex. What iconic music and such a unique style. Noone has a singing voice like him. It's kind of slow and sexy rock and always puts me in a good mood
I enjoyed the more upbeat ones of this album, found some of the slow ones a little dull but perhaps you have to be in the mood for this. I listened to this first thing on my birthday having just had my train cancelled and having to get a bus instead. I appreciated what this is though and enjoyed the strings
This didn't leave a huge impression on me but was pleasant enough. Perhaps I didn't pay enough attention. So of mid-level jazz I can handle though
Wow this was quite a lot one! I really enjoyed the upbeat ones but started to find the slower ones a bit sad, samey and depressing
This was quite fun I guess, it didn't do much for me. But was verging on the level of jazz I can actually stomach
I have to say this got a bit tiresome towards the end, the 15 minute long song at the end could've done without. A mixed bag of enjoying some of the funky riffs and it becoming a bit samey
Omg I hated it... JUST KIDDING, chill your tits James. Nah this was excellent and a first listen to lots of Bruce songs. Really enjoyed it, what a talented song writer and magnificent voice
Ahh yes more T Rex! I absolutely loved this album and has one of my fave songs of all times 'Life's A Gas' . T Rex makes me feel so nostalgic and almost a bit emotional, I'm not sure why, of a time I wasn't even a part of! Its all just quite light hearted but reminiscent of good times
Apparently this is the seminal CAN album and definitely enjoyed a good section of it but the experimental stuff got a bit jarring after a while. Totally didn't dislike it though and would listen again
What a fucking boring album and also so whiney. Found it very misogynistic and he sounds like a controlling douchebag to go out with. Boring music too
Agh it is hard to find words, I just don't care about this tinkling kind of jazz. It just irritates me
I'm so sorry I still don't massively get this. I liked the last song that was just completely different but the rest of it, left me cold. I know this is meant to be amazing, not sure what I'm missing
Really enjoyed this! I knew a bit about SAULT but was pleased to read more, a very unusual album but loved a lot of this
I think I preferred this to the last Baaba Maal, I like how upbeat and optimistic sounding it is. Its not my fave but I appreciated it
Honestly so close to giving this a 5 star but it is hard to know when to save them for the super special things. It is 100% a 4.5 though, what let it down was just one slightly meandering song. Absolutely LOVED listening to this, did 2 rounds back-to-back and enjoyed it so much. The mix of slow and sexy, fun and up beat, relaxing and tranquil, mix of genres. SO great
Well I enjoyed this 80s powerhouse album. Some cracking tunes I needed and bizarrely this was a great Monday morning vibe.
Well I'm a sucker for some men beautifully harmonising together, absolutely gorgeous. And I think what an iconic album at the time - in 2008 this felt very different. Before the big folky hits that came in after this, like Ben Howard, and I think more rich than the likes of Newton Faulkner. loved it - going onto more FF albums now
Good but not my thing. Very long and sounded repetitive. BUT I bet live is great
I'm not sure I've ever listened to a Rolling Stones album start to finish, so this was a good start! Firstly, I was surprise how much poo came up in this album but overall I thought it was a great listen. I drove to it which was definitely a good vibe. Sweet Virginia was my fave - I think there was a good metaphor in there about just getting on with it and wiping the shit of your shoe. Turd on the Run was a good follow-up I guess. Some of the 12 bar blues ones didn't do much for me. BUT overall this was great
I already knew a bit of Gene Clark, I've been listening to Strength of Strings for a few years, but it was great to hear a wider repetoir. Definitely talented song writer, really melodic, I overall I think I prefer his style to Byrds stuff. Loved the piano sections and his voice
I thought this started off really beautifully and I got less into it by the end. But some really gorgeous tunes and harmonies in there. I thought Holilili was epic and so beautiful. The little bits of speech in there were a nice touch too
I really enjoyed this but I am disappointed it didn't sound like it was live at all! It would have been nice to sense that atmosphere more. This was a more ballady album I sensed, which I liked - but I would have liked some more upbeat ones
Erm I'm not sure I actually emjoyed this one that much - should I have done? Just wasn't my thing and found some of them super irritating. Maybe this wasn't the right thing for a dull work day
I really enjoyed this - I knew a bit of TF already but found this fun!
I do enjoy a bit of Van Morrison but I don't think this album covered particular faves for me. I love his voice and style though
I don't know an awful lot of Frank Zappa but got into this and enjoyed reading about his life. A mad life he had! Lots of genres covered here: blues, jazz, classic rock but all a bit experimental. Loved it!
No major opinions on this one - some of them were quite fun but it didn't stand out as anything special
Honestly may have enjoyed this more if it wasn't so GO DAMN LONG. 2hrs 15 min is just too much and a lot of it just passed me by and felt generic. Obviously a couple of recognisable bangers... but not enough to offset the rest of this. Explanation: My colleague told me this one is so long because at the time Andre 3000 and Big Boi weren't getting on and refused to collaborate very much on the album, but were obliged to because of their commitments to their label. So instead they just did one disc each ha! Which is why it is Speakerboxxx/The Low Below. Literally just two albums dumped together
Oh I don't know whether to give this a 3 or a 4. Its a solid 3.5 but there are too many on this that sound like U2 for me to give it a solid 4. I reckon a few years ago I would have rated higher but alas my tastes have changed. It is a bit depressing isn't it... but obviously some amazing songwriting in there.
There's certain Divine Comedy I really enjoy, but this just wasn't it. I found this one just a touch *too* cheesy. Part of me really likes the OTT grandeurs of it all, but I found some of this just a bit much and soppy. There's a very weird one about his lover being all kinds of animals which was just funny
Nah mate not for me ty very much. There was one song I thought I was enjoying slightly more then I realise the album had finished and it was a suggested album from another artist LOL. Just found this all a bit embarrassing with the OTT lyrics etc
I already knew some Nilsson and loved it. Lots of range in this album - some odd ones like Lime in the Coconut - but I like that that is a bit mad and the contract to Without You. Weirdly I've liked Without You since I was a child and I was going through my parents' 6"s. I also have some shared memory with Callum of that song, some strange film we watched together at uni had a very harrowing scene using this song but it was pretty epic. I listened 2.5 times just to get a real feel for this
This reminded me of a Bowie style, I enjoyed part of it but hasn't left a huge impression
OH god as I said Elliott Smith is a massive soggy wet wipe and I can't stand it. I think its the singing style. Just find it whiney and annoying, mostly his singing style. The songs lyrics make me cringe. Soz nope.
I think Luke would break up with me if I rated this less than 4... but luckily I did really enjoy this and recognised a good few off here. It's so much of things I love about 80s rock - synths, the way the vocals are mixed, the drums. again, another album which makes me reminiscent of the 80s even though I wasn't there
I would say Won't Trade was my favourite off this album and I from the plays on Spotify, I can see why this is the hit. I enjoyed the more upbeat funky-ness of it and the sample track was fun. I got a bit tired of the other ones, repetitive use of jazz chords - it felt a bit one sided and the tracks all just blurred into one.
Have to say I was disappointed in this. I expected to like it more but found it a bit weak and wet. I knew Fall at your feet bit turns out the Boy and Bear cover is much better
I well enjoyed this. I liked that some of the songs were about quite banal things like your girlfriend getting jealous and changing weekend plans. I thought it was really easy listening with fun samples. I think Avalanches must have re sampled some of these. Would listen again
Agh this was a bit of drag. Its all just a bit cringe and what I found weird was the truckers clearly think they're the best and trucking the best. Which again I just found embarrassing. #truckinglyfe sounds a bit grim in my opinion. A very weird song about some guy that was racist but then spent his life trying to convince everyone he wasn't racist... found this sound a bit weird and questionable. Wasn't sure of the point - was it dodgy? The music is just a bit one-sided an mon avi
I had to listen to this a couple of times to write a sincere review and get my thoughts in order. Love the first track with the trumpets, as it goes along it got a little more indistinguishable. BUT it was a vibe and put me in a good mood.
I loved this! I knew a couple of song but hadn't heard anything else from the Isley Brothers but what a vibe. Absolute funk blues bliss. This put me in a great mood
I preferred Gang Starr to this (as recent hip hop comparisons) and I'm trying to work out why, I think Gang Starr was more laid back. I totally enjoyed this album but can't see myself listening so readily - I listened to GS like 3 times. But there were totally ones in this album that were an absolutely bop - I guess it was also quite long so harder for me to reflect and pick those out. 3.5 ideally
Oh Bjork - you lovely weirdo! Generally like a lot of Bjork but this album didn't ressonate with me very much. I did give it two goes through.
Ambivalence for me on this one. Funny voice and no massive impression. Disappointing as I liked the band name and then it was just some dudes
I have no idea how I felt about it. Felt like some of it should appeal to me and my tastes but I found it irritating. A bit weyes blood as times, who I love, but I'm not sure his voice is good enough for those long held notes... Some of them pretentious and annoying. Was pleased I successfully identified Antonys voice from Antony and the Jonson's of the Old Whores Diet... Wtf was that about
Yes I guess this was quite fun. As far as jazz goes it didn't wind me up - so I'd say that was a win right!? Take Five is obviously a classic. 5/4 time signatures don't get enough attention main stream wise so I guess that's a good thing. Not sure what else to say really....
I actually well loved this. It was a fun mix of Beatles style/Neil Young I thought. The album was varied and distinguishable. Would listen again
Oh literally just fuck off. I can't even be arsed to write something about this in great detail. I struggled through this and tried to be open minded but cba
I love aphex twin but this isn't my fave album I have to say. I prefer the first half of the album to the latter. But obvs overall it is great. It's that relaxed ambience that suits any mood or occasion, v relaxing
Have to say I wasn't looking forward to t hi is. After many months in southeast Asia with the a constant soundtrack of Bob Marley greatest hits I'm a bit traumatised with the likes of Buffalo Soldier and Redemption song. And generally I kind of f think most of the time I can only stomach so much reggae. But actually this surprised me and was pleasantly surprised by some new ones for me. It complimented a sunny drive to the lido
Western music is often fun as it generally tells quite a straightforward story. A bit different. I admire a lot about this music, harmonies and story telling but it does tire doesn't it... Christ there were just about 5 too many songs on this album. But that's quite a small reason to slag it off
I listened to this whilst working and I feel I need to listen again to appreciate it fully. BUT I what I did get was it was a whole load of fun, I loved the spoken samples and the each song was distinctive. Will definite listen again
I thought this was a good album. At the beginning I wondered whether this had influenced Kanye because of the similar style. Then he came in towards the end. So perhaps that is true. Similar lines about them calling themselves Jesus etc.... Great samples and good beatz
Wow totally weird I referenced Kanye then the next day he pops up! There's a few of my Kanye faves on this album but as a whole it doesn't hit like my dark twisted nightmare) or whatever it is called. Some of the more aggressive songs I didn't appreciate so much
Like Bowie but not as good. Finding it hard.to know what to say. Not bad but not great either
Why did I find this a bit of a slog.. took me like 3-4 goes to get through and I'm sorry so say I didn't absolutely love it, like I had expected to. Not that I am a huge Blur fan, but naturally like the hits. I didn't really like the singing style in these ones - found it a bit irritating. Some were more fun that others... Luke says its his fave Blur album. Perhaps I don't have the nostalgia of the pop punk hey day
I was well irritable this day, its hard to say whether I didn't massively like this because of that or it wasn't for me. Soz but a 3 start not much to say from Chole
Well well well, its a banger isn't it. Undeniable. I'm still not entirely sure what my favourite Bowie album is, but this must be a frontrunner. Bowie had vision, and that is what sets him apart. The grandeur, the umph, the fucken coolness. Do love this more rock phase
Well this felt like a change of tempo for old Brucey B. or as I know him. I really liked it! Reminded me of Leonard Cohen sadness and delivery but a bit of Dylan guitar style... I dunno really what I saying but I liked it
Absolutely loved it and got me hyped for seeing FS next week in Brighton
This was great! Loved the absolute FUNK of some of the songs. I'd listened to this album before, but a long time ago - I think whilst travelling with Benji. The song just slagging off women was a bit annoying, but I did enjoy the rest of it. Lots of humour in the songs as well as talking about serious issues or just their lifestyles
Man I totally loved this and big up the Cov! Represent. This just puts me in a great mood, I love Monkey Man and You're Wondering Now most I think. And too much too young... ah they're all pretty much classics.
It's an iconic album and love a good proportion of this but not every song. Struggling to know what to give 3 or 4... But I deeply respect Kendrick, his style and cadence feel unique and the album as a whole is so tight
I actually thought this was sick, reminded me of Foals and sort of Arcade Fire. and Little Comets kind of, but more experimental at times. Will listen again! Summer vibe
I struggled with some of this but don't want to be unfair as I was in a stressy bad mood. Some of those songs were generally irritating BUT some of them are classics. I think Good Vibrations is one of the best songs ever. Luke told me the sad history of this album, that it was long awaited whilst Brian Wilson struggled with drugs and was feeling intimidated by the Beatles.
Wow most of these songs were about 2 mins too long, some too repetitive and just a bit cringe really. Not my bag. Luke detested it!
I've been confused between the rap and hip hop albums because I'm no expert or historically a fan that I am just ignorant and therefore can't really have a solid opinion. But as the albums have gone on I've really enjoyed certain ones, like NWA Ice Cube and Gang Starr so perhaps I am building up an opinion. Therefore I think I can say with confidence I didn't like this, I can't articulate why but I just didn't. It felt like a bit much..
LOL well what a journey this was. Finding it hard to believe this was a contender with other similar era of hip hop. Major cringe some of the lyrics, particularly the sex quiz one and all the words about slamming pussy etc etc. Luke enjoyed the one about Packet Man as he thought it had a jazzy riff
Enjoyed this! Nice bit of blues and what a voice. Went down well on a drive back from Devon
Enjoyed this on the drive to Grace's Hag Do. Great for Exmor scenery. wish I could give a 3.5 as although this has a rightful place on the list and my favourite Kinks song appears (Victoria) towards the end I didn't like them so much. Will vote up for good measure
I understand this was his last release before dying and generally didn't really enjoy the covers. I appreciate it for what it was though! There was a very funny one about being on death row Luke and I loved
I can see how this was great for teens in the 60s but I did get a bit tired of just singing about being in love with girls. Obviously great songs within themselves and I do of course respect the Beach Boys, but I wasn't massively into it
Right I don't even know what to make of this album, unexpected and bizarre. But I want to give it credit for how mad it was and that the Queen One Vision cover did make me laugh. Luke like one of the more droney ones
I didn't know Spaceman was by the Byrds! Loved that song as a child. I really enjoyed this album in a number of ways, folky Beatles like.
Boring! Sorry. I know some of our group have affiliation with U2 because their mum's loved it etc. Well I don't and I've never cared much for them, sorry. This was cringe and dull.
I thought this was so great - really easily listening but totally rad blues. Will look up more about this band!
Generally really the Band and a couple of my faves on here (The Weight) but found some of them a bit samey. Wish I could give a 3.5
Well this was short. And that was a redeeming characteristic I guess.. didnt like this much whatsoever...
I'm not sure whether I liked this one or not! The ones I knew I liked but some left little impression on me
I dunno what I thought of this, repetitive beats
I mean I love ABBA in a big way, but perhaps at the right time. I didn't enjoy this as much as I expected to, but perhaps that was to do with my mood and the times I was trying to fit in listening to it! But I deeply respect ABBA and some of their more 'party' songs are just so fun. Some more slow ones on here I wasn't so bothered by. Going to give a 4 for good measure
OK I'm well confused, the Cardigan's were not what I was expecting! Think I've got them mixed up with another band. Also VERY confused that 'Say that you love me' was on her, gun to my head would have said Kylie did that song. Mixed bag for me this, sometimes that style of singing grates on me a bit. BUT Some of them were fun. Wonder if they were inspo for Lily Allen. Just found out they're from Sweden, did not that see coming. Twists and turns.
Just noise and didn't care. Sorry. Only so much ambience a gal can handle
Eugh what did I think of this - something dads in the 90s listen to and not my cup of tea.
Luke was very excited about me getting this one. I listened to it on a run. It was great! Really enjoyed the funky beats and that they were just telling stories about quite normal things.
I absolutely love this album and reminds me of happy teen years when I discovered Arcade Fire. I love the grand and varied nature of AF, and I do think they were unique at the time, I think they've inspired lots of bands I really love now (like Black Country New Round).
Feeling confused about this one as I feel I appreciated it but found it hard to get through at times. It was all very pleasant, but in that way it was quite one dimensional without variety
Was this porn music? Lol jk not really my thing and didn't care much
It goes without saying that Joni Mitchell is an undisputed legend. I watched a video of a recent performance she did as an elderly woman who's had a stroke. She's in a wheelchair and she looks weak but her voice was still incredible. Deep and warbling but in a good way, different from this album where her voice is high and spritely. There's a few faves on here for me, River and a Case of You to course. Some of them I'm not so into. Here style of unpredictable chord changes sometimes doesn't please me but maybe that's part of her genius
I mean its got to be a 5 right? Its relentlessly just so so good. Every song is so pleasing. Undisputed legend, must be gifted as how he writes the songs I don't know. I would start picking out favourite songs, but the list would be too long
Funny this came around Josh saying in the LD that Van Halen was 100% dad music. Not my bag
Eugh this really didn't appeal to me. I found some of them just irritating and so many songs about troubled women being sex workers, drug addicts, suicidal. Just a drag for me... sorry Lou
Have to say I probably need to re-listen properly and give my full attention, struggling to remember much about it looking back. BUT from what I did hear I did like, some interesting beats and samples.
Oh yeah Lorde! I forgot about her, she was a hype a while back. I think I really like her lyrics and use of chords and melody, but there is something about her voice and how heavily produced it all is that I don't super love. but that's not that it is bad, it just isn't my thing. There's a few songs I really liked on here, the one about "I am my mother's child" is a bit spoilt as I have seen numerous videos of her shushing crowds whilst she does that bit accapella and absolutely butchers it. Tough to sing. Also the last song - perfect places! Absolute shock for me, thought that was written by First Aid Kit. Bizarre because it sounds like it was written for country singers. Think I prefer their version but credit to Lorde for an truly excellent song there!
I listened to this twice to get a good grip of it, I was finding it hard to have an opinion really but what I did like was how varied it was, some songs more upbeat than others. A good mix of pop folk.
Ah so smooth and jazzy and ultimate easy listening. Some times I think I have found certain Nick Drake a bit bland (love plenty though), but this hit the spot for me
New some of this but really enjoyed the album as a whole piece! Would definitely listen again. Enjoyed the variation.
Well this was rather pleasant wasn't it. I enjoyed it and it seems nostalgic for something I don't know. I wish I could give a 3.5
Wow this was SO of an era - could you get more 80s music..!? Probs not. Certainly enjoyed enough of this and better known songs, but have to say some of it was rather repetitive and probs needed a strong drink to go alongside. Don't you want me is obviously iconic - probs the right thing to put this at the end of an album and end on something more melodic and interesting
I know how important JLL in terms of rock piano and how wild he was. Great Balls of Fire is a great doc about him, naturally has a troubling side as well... Fantastic nutty piano playing I can't comprehend, a total riot
Just not my thing, hard to say much but just so intense and too full on
Well what a vibe for a Monday! I definitely needed this to counter Monday stress. Absolute disco funk iconic tuuuunes
This was great! steely Dan has popped up before and I felt like I didn't know it but I knew some of these ones. They were really well put together songs, feel good folky rock goodness. Need to look into Steely Dan to find out more
Well its the SIMPSONS SONG isn't it!! Very excited to hear that and assume that's the reason this is in the list. Great song. OTher than that enjoyed this psych rock stuff!
I don't really know much about the YYYs, but I feel like I should. Mostly up my street! Not that the album blew me away or anything but it was just a fun listen. Cool pop indie
Well I have to say this wasn't my fave Bob Dylan, apparently that's a common opinion of 90s Dylan. His voice is a bit grating here. I did really like Not Dark Yet. Enjoyed a lot of his lyrics, as usual but actually just the style I wasn't loving
Wow what a beautiful album. I've never given this one as much attention but actually has my fave newer Bowie song "where are we now". As ever the classic Bowie chord delights, never predictable but always amazing
Well I found this very boring indeed. I don't really know Portishead well but I thought I was going to like it. Found it pretentious with no substance. Little variation musically.
I saw Roots and thought it was going to be reggae and queued this for my run. Big mistake. The general sort of feel of threat was quite motivating for the running but I also then couldn't stop to get away from it. I'm sorry but I just can't with this kind of music. I like that it is men being passionate and expressing themselves but honestly... Eugh. Just grim. Cannot believe I listened to all 72 mins of this
I wasn't a Britney girl I have to say and listening to this I've remembered why - literally every song is about a boy and some romance thing! I was not interested in this at all. I respect Britney Spears and of course appreciate she was THE pop icon of the time, but this simply isn't for me. Was a slog getting through that
Absolutely loved this 60s psych pure bliss! Recognised a few but was so glad to hear it as a complete album. Listened 3 times. So cool!
I already enjoy this album - so many faves on there. So Long Marianne is my all time and always makes me want to cry for some reason. LC is a gritty poet more than anything, unbelievable lyrics
Oh my how do I know what to give this. Obviously an absolute feature of my mid teens and listened to it on repeat. Listening to it cold now I'm not sure I would care that much but perhaps I have to give it higher based on how much it loved it before. Although slightly killed that around that time I heard Desert Island Discs with David Cameron and he picked "All these things that I've done".... Ironic
What a surprise! I had forgotten who this band was and was bracing myself for an hour jazz... But instead synth 80s brilliance. Exactly the 80s sound I absolutely love, combo of New Order/Echo and the bunnymen. Loved it!
This reminds me very much of being 20, at uni in Brighton with Callum and listening to Antony and the Jonhsons and loving how different it was, and how the style is almost a bit unsettling but beautiful. Antony is now Anonhi and I think in this album wonderfully sung about gender identity, not something you come across that often. I massively recommend watching the live versions of some of these songs, spine tingles
Obviously one of the best with some of my fav Beatles on. Why don't we do it in the road is up there
This was an absolute smash. I really enjoyed it! All the classics and plenty I didn't know. Its just top class old fashioned rock and roll. Love how light hearted and fun it is!
I mean I didn't hate this but I certainly didn't love it. Just found it a bit cringe... Along the same lines I find Elvis Costello cringe. But it wasn't anywhere near as bad.
At first I really wasn't into this, but it definitely grew on me. Luke is a big fan but says this isn't an album he listens to actually, which makes more sense to me as I found it to be quite cringe pop punk. But apparently it is the OG pop punk so I can't compare it to stuff.
I generally enjoyed most of these but they're not my standout faves... there's also that troublesome one on here about chasing little girls which is overtly threatening. You feel you should always rate the Beatles high, but I think I'll be true to myself
As much as I love quintessential 80s music I did find this a bit grating at times, particularly to begin with and then I grew into it more. The ones I liked I already knew I liked... so perhaps that says something
Well I felt I had no idea who this band was then turned out obvs I knew loads. Quite full on. I liked how it was set up though as an album, like one song quickly led into the next as if it were a DJ. Not massively my thing but appreciate it for what it was
Ah Leonard Cohen is such a funny one as to me his music is either fully amazing or I find it just dreary and slow and depressing. But I know that is the appeal to some people. I get that some of it the emphasis is on lyrics not the music. So I found this album more mixed. Sing another song boy was fully amazing, but then some of the others to me sound like 30 other LC songs. Obviously deep respect though
Well what a sexually charged album. A lot to handle when you're just on the way to work or what not It's fantastically well written music and I love most things that got hard on the orchestra vibes
Cannot believe I listened to every minute of this. How am I meant to comment. It all sounds the same as every other heavy metal album. Hated it
It's a 5 star!!! Well I'm already a massive Amy Winehouse fan so I knew that it was a 5 already but it was great to listen again for the purpose of rating it. It's such a brilliant album, the stories, the humour,her voice. It's a classic and I'm still so heartbroken hasn't gone on to make decades of classics
As someone who isn't massively into country Dolly Parton is just something else. I love how she tells honest stories but with humour, but via catchy songs too. She is an exceptional talent
I really liked this - it appealed to my love of Barry White, very similar stuff. I thought it was cool and sexy and pleasing. Put me in a good mood and would listen again. Did not know about the South Park thing and Luke made me feel foolish about that....
I enjoyed this but it wasn't my favourite. Hard to know what to write really as you want to love the Kinks.. and I do for certain songs but I felt a bit unmoved. maybe need to listen again
Well I'm not sure at all about that. Have Elvis Costello vibes.. did not enjoy
Well this was a laugh wasn't it! Have to say a little one dimensional after you heard half the album. Would be great music for a beach bar
Bit disappointed tbh. I don't really know much of Price and have to say this didn't appeal. Awks
So delighted when I got to the end of a long, stressful day and discovered the album was mbv. I know this album back to back anyway, but always enjoy listening again. So beautiful and warm. It has my fave song on there 'who sees you'. I love how their songs build and build. Its a 5 star
I listened to this twice to get a proper feel It actually grew on me. Made me feel like I could be on hols
It's a classic! It's a banger!
Got my favourite SY song on - Teenage Riot. It is a fantastic album - I loved it!
Ah its tough with The National as the songs I do like (like Bloodbuzz Ohio) - I love! But the tempo is the same isn't throughout the whole album, there's not much variation and I get the 'depressing' criticism. some are a bit dreary...
I thought this was wonderfully tuneful, thoughtful and calming. really nice storytelling too! Heartfelt and interesting. And I'm not a big country fan
I listened to this twice to try and get a real feel for it. Some I really enjoyed and others sort of passed me by. It didn't stand out to me like other rap albums but I liked it enough
Well I have to admit I don't know Patti Smith that much and whilst I enjoyed a good section of this, I have to say I didn't some of it. I guess I could see where it was going and the style but it just wasn't all my bag. Maybe it needs a relisten. Soz James don't @ me
Eugh its just a bit cringe isn't it. I can't say I enjoyed this at all - just a bit much. But I get that its a bit of a laugh, its not meant to be serious serious music.. .right?
Well enjoyed this! They're a household name for a reason. Just cool and fun and peak classic rock
I'm finding it hard to know how I felt about this. Like they're very well written enjoyable songs, but there is kind of one tone to it. Like I don't feel blown away but obvs it is excellent. Wish I could do a 3.5
This did not speak to me at all. It was a style typically I would like but I just found it irritating
Not sorry for the 1 star. Beige beige beige. I was immediately angered by the first song but thought it might get better but no. I did not like this one bit.
Ah it's just so good isn't it. I love CCR. My brother introduced them to me and they remind me of driving together. They're another one which makes me nostalgic for a time I haven't lived in, vintage and not necessarily that polished. Feel good
At first I thought this wasn't going to be my thing as I get a bit lost with Spanish music, I imagine mostly because I just don't know it or much about it at all. But as it when on I started to appreciate it more and more and when it got a bit more rocky loved it
This is such a class album. They're so cool and bluesy and sexy and cool. Its never been something I listen to over and over again but every now and again think these come up strong as absolute bangers. Never gonna give you up has always been my fave
I'm sure there is something deeper I am missing about Tom Waits. There were a few of these I enjoyed but then some that absolutely riled me. Grizzly and strange.
Really enjoyed this actually, just cool and bluesy and tight. I would like to listen more closely again to pull out favourites - but first listen enjoyed it. Found it fun and funky
Well this was a joy. It was all the ones you want to hear from OT. What talented writer and singer. Such warm soulful music that puts you in a great mood. Loved it
Have to say at first I didn't really know what to make of this. But it grew on me. I reckon this would be great background summer party music. Weirdly I recognised one from the Greg Davies sit com Man Down, a funny scene involving Zumba. Wish I could give a 3.5
I thought this was bloody brilliant - I think my favourite The Band album. All the classics and a fun variety of bluesy, country style rock, humourous songs. Absolutely solid
Yeah I mean what a banger and takes you to 90s Manchester in an instant. Very iconic beat and just generally very fun. Made me want to party, have the thrills
Well this was psych experimental classic-ness wasn't it. I found the majority of it really interesting to listen to, and again another album that is so iconic of a time. Made me want to be there. Really loved the one about the story of a man who posted himself. Hilarious! Well told story too. I can see why Luke likes VU so much at times, the repetitions and just going and going leaning into a riff so much. I might not have as much appreciation for all of that at times, like the 17 min song - but on the whole I did love it
As much as I love Talking Heads, I'm not sure this was my most favourite albums. On the whole I really enjoyed it, but there were a few I was more ambivalent about. Its funny, because the ones I like I LOVE then I'm surprised how unbothered I am about others.
I'm finding it hard to say what I made of this. Was an odd album! I went from thinking I didn't like it at the beginning and found the songs a bit cringey to getting into it more (one song reminded me of BCNR - no god only religion) then feeling confused by the end. Maybe I need to listen again
I'm not entirely sure what to make of this - I guess a bit ambivalent - didn't love or hate it in a particular way. It felt quite generic and that it could have been one of many bands
This was interesting and I'm glad I've heard it, not necessarily my thing but I appreciated it. Found one of them a bit disturbing and irritating - Dance Indra I think. Actually really enjoyed the 13 min one and how it built- really interesting layers and timbres
I felt a bit lost in this album to be honest, I'm not sure what I made of it! Some of it was a bit meh, but I liked how varied it was. And even the ones I wasn't as bothered I liked how iconic they were of a time, like this was the 'cool' music I imagine, messing around with mad synths etc.
I am finding this hard to rate - as I respect it but its not my bag to listen to. It is great songwriting and very fun, Queen are of course legends. I found it a bit tiring though, I listened twice to try and build an opinion. I reckon I need to listen to this on a car journey
I've never been a B&S fan to be honest, but I enjoyed this more than I expect to. I doubt I'd listen again - I wasn't moved
Hard to know what I thought of this. Not the strongest album, lots of sort of sexist threatening songs in this one... But I know that was telling of the time so I'll resist the urge to cancel Paul M. A few I'm glad I've heard though!
Well this seemed truly iconic of the 90s, like unbelievably so but I did not rate it. Boring and a bit wailey. Not my bag
I think I need a second listen on this one - it was background noise at the time and as much as I was trying to pay attention I'm not sure it stuck. I did like what I heard, but there was stuff that washed over me - not sure if that was me or the album, but on an initial opinion 3 stars
At first I was like "ew no way" and found it irritating, but got more into it as time went on and enjoyed certain punchy riffs. But on the whole I'm not sure this level of prog is my bag. But certainly not a write off!
I don't really get what this was or why it has made this list. Beige
Its funny with the streets because it's a bit shit but it's kind of meant to be! Luke says they all really liked it as teens as it was different and silly but we agree we're not sure it has aged well..of a time! It has my respect. Certainly very catchy
I've listened to this twice - and I think there are some absolute gems in this. Some really good feel good blues, with some classic rock CCR style. Bell Bottom Blues was my favourite - makes sense to me why that is the most popular one with 30M listens on Spotify!! I'm glad I've discovered this.
I really have no idea what to make of this! It was a bit all over the place I thought, started off with very cringey 80s synths then took a completely different direction by the time we got to Spanish Dancer. Wasn't my bag at all. A touch irritating
I'm glad I listened to this twice. On first listen where I wasn't paying as much attention I felt I didn't appreciate it that much..on second listen I got way more into it. Mostly I love the story telling, tis obscure songs about people or places. I like that it feels distinctly American with the things she describes. Like being followed around by a coyote
Have to say this wasn't my thing, I found it a bit much and repetitive. A bit too full on and samey. Luke said more like no no no, please. But I'm not influenced by him. Shame as I thought it would be
I wonder if younger me would have loved this given I enjoyed Guns n Roses so much. I mean I did quite enjoy a few of these, perhaps in a slightly ironic way. It's just cringey isn't it.
At first I was a bit like sigghhh prog rock sesh but actually I submitted to it. I was hoovering my parents house and it got me in a trance like focus state. A bit like jazz you need to let go of what you expect from the songs
Well I know what some might think about Adele not owning prestige among the likes of this list but she is a fantastic song writer. I don't listen to Adele regularly but I did enjoy listening to this. All I Ask I think is my favourite Adele song. Some fantastic lyrics all round. I would say she is quite love focused right? A bit typical in that sense. But her use of chord sequence and melody is some of the best. Listened to this in the car and had a great time what can I say
Well this was quite funny I thought! Hilarious name for the album. I felt like it was all so typical of the genre, like the songs and what they were about were incredibly typical. Unsurprisingly - troubled women. But overall I quite enjoyed it
Have to say this was another jazz album I just didn't get into. I'm not there yet with jazz and uncertain what could possibly make me get there to love something like this. It made good background whilst I reorganised my parents bathroom
Hard to say how I felt about this, at first I was quite into it then I think it nose dived horribly I thought. The one about northern lights or norther stars was dire, honestly thought I'd got onto a Pheobe from friends track. First tracks were fun though
I thought this was excellent. Cool smooth beats with funky tones. Interesting story telling. Varied album. Glad I've heard this
I definitely preferred this to previous LC albums, more upbeat and some lovely songs in there. A bunch of lonesome heroes sounded so like So Long Marianne it was confusing. But I loved both songs!
I really enjoyed this - its true that Biggie Smalls has a unique style and cadence to his rapping. Its really fun and easy to listen to. Not sure how I felt about all the sex stuff that was in there, graphic noises etc!! Not to be a prude just feels unnecessary when the rest of the album is so great.
Its always good to hear Elvis! I love that these songs seem simplistic/formulaic but actually they're genius. They're heartfelt but humourous too. Loved this!
Like I didn't hate this but I didn't love it either. I listened twice to be sure. I feel unmoved. Just felt like standard rock, would be fun on a drive I imagine. I didn't think it was special though
Ah I'm sorry Bert but this did nothing for me. Sure it was lovely folk really I just didn't care at all.
Well this felt like quite something - of a time and great fun! I don't know how much I'd regularly go back and listen but I certainly enjoyed it on this run through. Some classic songs in there you would forget about. Feels really 'girl power' and I like that she's aggressive and rude in her lyrics. Makes a change from the similar songs of the same era
Another aerosmith so soon was a surprise! I mean it's a bit of fun really isn't it but it's not something I'll ever jump to look back on or have any particular nostalgia about (like other similar era/genre bands). Its a bit cringe but is hopefully not taking itself too seriously
I really like Van Morrison, I find his songs soothing and easy to listen to. I think what sometimes makes his music a little different is sometimes the kind of jazz like structure, repetition and hanging onto a riff for a really long time. Its good!
Did not like this at all. Like a rip off of Bjork but not good. Surprised as I like the Knife but I just found this irritating
I thought this was great. Reminded me in a good way of Carole King. I thought it was very musical and pleasing
Talk Talk are a funny one - I've either really loved their songs and think they're really interesting and creative, or they're really quite aggravating. This album didn't do much for me I have to say, could probably benefit from another listen. I think the second half did improve
Great to hear this album in full. Sound and Vision is one of my favourites (influenced by Luke there!) and is such a feel good fun song. The more ambient end could seem unexpected given some of the more jaunty tracks, but I think it works really well. Winds down the album and some of the instrumentals are so beautiful. Warszawa is brilliant.
This was good! I enjoyed it. Along the lines of Barry White, which appeals to me greatly. Obvs not as good. Enjoyed the mention of likening some aspect of a relationship to fried chicken, something about it being a mystery. Funny!
This was very pleasant indeed! I have to say I have no major thoughts other than that. What I was impressed with was how well mixed this was, the guitar was picked up beautifully like you were just there with it.
I'm not sure I've actually heard a lot kiss songs despite them obviously being very well known. First of all love tha album cover and the amazing outfits. I dig it. The album itself almost wasn't what I was expecting. I expected something a bit more glam. It was quite classic rock I thought. It didn't blow me away. It was fine. Some funny weird song topics too
I suppose this was quite a nice listen and I was surprised to recognise a few. Can't believe Will Young stole one of her songs and got the same from it being in the Bridget Jones soundtrack. I didn't think much of it as it's not my genre but it's not bad per se
What a banger and yes does remind me of J Cress getting the wrong record in Brighton. It didn't matter cos he only wanted it for the cover OI OI!
Well this isn't my favourite Radiohead. I would say the weakest of the albums around that time that I absolutely love. Feel like this one is more reflective of Thom Yorke's solo stuff. I did enjoy most of it but it left me unmoved compared to albums like Pablo Honey
Well what a fucking roller coaster. And what a long album! Christ. Naturally tainted love was a banger (my mum's favourite song) and then the rest I generally found a disappointment. Just weird, Sex Dwarf. Where do we start on that. All 5 minutes of it as well. The one that I thought was pretty good was the Supremes cover "where did our love go" which brought in tainted love themes. Tainted love is a cover as well. That's a shame that there best song were covers, good ones though of course
Wow that was an absolute sesh. They must have been exhausted after 1hr14 mins of solid blues and solos. It was a lot more prog than I was expecting. Allman brothers just makes me think Jessica, which is way more jaunty than all that. I enjoy and appreciate blues but this was a bit much for me! Enjoyable background as a pottered in the flat
Hilarious name for one! Sounds like a child thought of it. I don't even know where to start with this I feel like I need to understand something about it more. It was totally unexpected and I liked that. Weird mixed with quite easy listening jazz. Definitely an experience
Well you know what the ones I knew I quite enjoyed listening to but on the whole a bit of a slog. Enter Sandman is a banger. I can appreciate that this is a tight album and I get why it is popular, with those inclined but just so could not listen to this on the regs.
Ah well Arcade Fire rarely disappoint and this was no exception. They stay pretty on brand I always think, you know what you're getting it's never left field and I do really like it. Epic instrumental grandeur
Well I guess I enjoyed this! Its hard to not think every Randy Newman song is aimed at kids, and I'm not sure its just the Toy Story influence. He's just got quite a comical voice and style! Clearly a talented musician too.
It has been really hard to listen to this album as it isn't anywhere online. I think I've managed to listen to most of the songs on YouTube, albeit some were live versions. But I certainly had an impression - wow this was so fun! I bet it would be so great to see live. Loads of energy, fun, big sounds - loved what I did hear!!
Have to say a lot of Beastie Boys stuff doesn't hit the spot with me. I enjoy their delivery but I think its the accompanying music that I don't like quite so much. But its always fun though
Obviously this isn't my go to Green Day album and for me isn't as mega as American Idiot but there are obviously classics on here. I think it holds up!
Well I thought this was quite charming. Some nice covers and sentimental songs. But it didn't really quite get me, I was open to it but I didn't love this like I was hoping to. Not sure why can't really put my finger on it
Well it's has certified K town banger psycho killer on it so I want to rate high. But I have to say this was a bit heavy on the jaunty slightly surreal songs that I don't really get into with Talking heads. Despite being a big fan of course and I absolutely love loads of their stuff. Wasn't blown away by this one
This was a nice surprise. A bit different to have so many shorter songs, a bit punky in that respect. I recognised some of the songs I think. Will definitely give it another go. Reminded me of a combo of Tame Impala and some of the more psych stuff of the Beatles actually at times
Well I'd certainly be disowned by Luke and his fam if I rated this down. Fortunately, I did enjoy it! I enjoyed the slightly made songs about ghost soldiers and from Luke playing this album to me the song that samples frogs. The last song was my fave, Face up. That's the style of new order I think I really liked. Did also appreciate the pretty instrumental interlude
An early classic - I kind of like the innocence of this album, its definitely more youthful than later stuff. A great array of originals and covers, bluesy and rocky numbers. Can imagine this was so exciting in 1964 when released!
I can't think of any time you'd want to listen to this other than off your nut at a rave. I put this off for 2 days as I couldn't handle it on a Monday but then got a ratty cold and confirm it's not the soundtrack for that situation either. Ah it's just real intense. And I bet it's really hard and very impressive to create music like this that is so popular, it's probably a intricate process but not my bag. A struggle
Perfectly pleasant quintessential 80s I would say! Obviously in the same vein as Echo and the Bunnymen but it didn't hit the same spot for me, they did have enough punchy riffs that do a good OOFFF. But I didn't not like it.
Great stuff! Enjoyable 60s psych rock. Wonder why I don't really know the Pretty Things - seems so in line with lots of 60s rock I grew up listening to. 17 songs felt like a lot to take in - I'm finding it hard to pick out particular ones that resonated with me - but overall was some great background to variosu things I did this week
Overall was great listen - very unique singing style, which at first I really enjoyed then got a bit tired of by the end. I definitely preferred the more upbeat ones where the trumpets took the lead, rather than the slower more ballad-y ones. I Couldn't Help It If I Tried I did wonder if they filled certain parts with certain noises rather than writing new lyrics
Not my favourite S&G but I still think it is great. Finding it hard to describe what I like about it - maybe that its a bit unusual. Gentle singing and weird songs.
What a soul powerhouse! Loved listening to this.
Loved it! What a top album. Already liked a lot from here but loved listening to it a couple of times as a complete thing. Need to explore Pavement more
SO glad to see this on the list! I love Beach House. Sometimes I can go a really long time without listening to them and then get back into it. Philippa introduced me in our teams, I thought they were unusual and weird but really liked it. They've brought out loads of great stuff since. This album holds up over 15 years I think!
I felt like this was some mish mash of Dylan, Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen and I totally dug it!! After Googling can see he was involved in Quicksilver Messenger Service, which makes sense. I preferred this solo stuff to that. A bit easier of the psych stuff.
This is the second Steely Dan and I'm again not sure what to make of it. Jaunty! It didn't leave a huge impression on me but I found it pleasant
Funnily enough recognised the first song as Madi's boyfriend covered it. This album massively grew on me as it went along. And really enjoyed the 12 min song at the end. Could totally picture smoking weed and being blissed out to this album. Will definitely listen again . Great combo of psych and soul
I well enjoyed this. Obviously I know the Moby hits but hadn't ever listened to an album in completion.. absolutely loved it. Felt so nostalgic for the 90s. Great fun. Think it will be a good running album
Sorry James perhaps this caught me off guard early in the morning but found this a bit much. Wasn't my bag
Mad that Adele wrote all this stuff so young. Tbh whilst I respect it it isn't my favourite one. I think Take it All is the best one from this album. I'm impressed by this one but didn't seem like it as much as 25
I wasn't familiar with this album what WHAT a corker. I listened multiple times on Friday and it put me in such a good mood. Just the best sexy, cool music isn't it. I discovered some new faves I'll be listening to more regularly as well
Wow I feel like they had one song and with that concept managed to drag out an entire album... Which was fun for a while but by the end wore a little thin. Feel like it was all trying to be a bit serious about a song called The Look of Love
ew did not like this at all. cringe annoying OOT music. whiney
Boring boring boring. Didn't like this at all
I thought this was great! Preferred it to the other one. And so party!!
Firstly I'm confused as I was so certain we had already had this one but whatever! Or another Funkadelic album. Anyway, I loved this. Loved the way the album built up and has some absolute bangerz on there I already love. Great lyrics too with wise messages
I enjoyed this a lot! Upbeat and cheery.
I actually liked this way more than I expected to. Was a bit worried about extremely long experimental rock but it was great. A lovely mixed of sound and great chapters to it
I quite enjoyed this! Not as much as plans for Nigel era perhaps. Some were a little too jaunty and reminded me of Elvis Costello but on the whole I thought it was good
Furious about this one. and it was LONG. I hated every second of it. Did NOT need to hear this before I died. Put me in such a bad mood. What weird and upsetting music this genre is
What a great album and I do love Paul Simon! Always feels like such pure, clean music. Weird little stories that are curious to make sense of. I listened to this on an early morning drive to my Granddad's and it was a great soudtrack
Well this was NOT a good start to the week. After slagging off EC not two days earlier at a party, I was punished yet another album is did not like from him. Jaunty and irritating. Same old
Yeah this was alright! Quite pleasant. Lots of love songs ennit about them moaning about being messed around. Do they ever sing about them being dicks? Bet they're not squeaky clean. There was the one about the weird bloke I suppose. But overall pleasant music!
Luke loves these and I'd heard a little. Thought this was great! Really enjoyed it
What a classic. I enjoyed this so much. A lot of new ones for me as well.
I have to say I'm a bit confused about Frank Ocean and perhaps controversially don't just think he's fucking amazing. I really like a good amount of his songs and enjoyed this album enough (bit long) but I'm not necessarily thinking it's ground breaking like everyone else seems to... Is that a bad opinion?! Some of these massively passed me by.. others I really enjoyed. Same with the other butterfly album. Expected to be blown away but wasn't all that bothered. Soz not soz
Teenage Kicks is definitely one of the best songs of all time. I get why it was John Peel's favourite song of all time. It is just perfect. I love it too. The rest of the album was pretty good too! Hard to find one that stood out like that though. Wish this was a 3.5
I listened to this on a stressful morning ahead of a mega day at work. It was really nice to zen out to - I appreciated it. Girl from Ipanema always is just a funny song to me. Like there's something comical about it I think!
Wow what an album! I had no idea what to make of this to begin with. Totally weird and wonderful and so varied in style. Some quite typically standard experimental songs mixed up with strange surreal stuff. I love it! I am informed that the Fall cover songs from the album which of course is the ultimate seal of approval
Well it was a bloody 5 star before I even start. One of my favourite albums of all time - I don't know where to start! I just think it is a beautifully crafted album where you get a real sense of what Amy's life was like in London at the time. Her relationships, her nights out (taking the piss out of certain girls - but in a fond way! (Fuck me pumps))), her love for writing music on her guitar (Cherry), falling in love with crap men (Help Yourself) and her messy attitude to relationships (I Heard Love Is Blind). So many of the songs are so funny and include punchlines, like I heard love in blind. I love how to the point and unafraid she was to talk about certain shortcomings in her songs - FRANK as such. Other than knowing the obvious Amy Winehouse songs, it was Help Yourself that got into her properly. Someone I met travelling (Malaysia at the time I believe) told me how pure and beautiful she thought that song was - I just how on the nose it was. I listened and totally agreed - now my most favourite song. I've loved all the documentaries about Amy Winehouse and what I've learned about her song writing - like how she, before the music, is a poet and lyricist and that is SO the strength of these songs. But her love of jazz means these songs are musically complex and surprising but pleasing. Just big big love for this - a joy to write a review and sing along to EVERY WORD. I became a fan of Amy Winehouse she died, it was odd to go through the heartbreak of her death well after she actually died. I'm so struck by her talent and if only she'd grown older to write more music, and obviously enjoyed her life beyond 27. Her music was so wise and mature, knowing some of these songs were written as a teen! 5 bloody stars and I rarely give these
Well this was a weird occurrence, as just the night before I had taught a piano lesson with my 11 yr old Bethan and we'd started on Running Up That Hill. She's a new Stranger Things fan so naturally she's now obsessed with that song!! Which I think is great. I know people are snobby about the kids only now discovering Kate Bush - but that's what we want right? We want generations to remember and love the legends? Kate Bush is happy about his (heard her on Womans Hour being delighted that she is being discovered by a whole new generation). I discovered Kate Bush as a teen, so Bethan's ahead of me - lucky her - she has more of her life to enjoy it!! As for the album, I listened multiple times just to make sure I knew what to review it. And it is indeed a 5 star. What a masterpiece - as well as the KB obvious bangers, I delighted in paying more attention to the other ones. So epic and strange and wonderful. You get a real sense about what Kate Bush is like from her music - creative, floaty, ethereal, in touch with who she is and the world. What a cracking album
Well the Pogues aren't necessarily my thing and found this a little too jaunty for a Monday BUT I respect it culturally. I can see why others like this but I won't be relistening in the hurry. Time and place
I wasn't massively into this tbh, as James says it is just like the weaker stuff of the Smiths.
Didn't think much of this tbh. Left me apathetic
Well what a strange album this was. Hard to make sense of it. I do like psychodelic rock but I guess I don't know enough about it to tell if this was good or not! But I didn't hate it. I walked in the sun listening to it, quite a good soundtrack for that I guess
What a great album. I wasn't that familiar with this one, other than the obvious songs. But it came together so well. Some really punchy bops in there I didn't know so well and WHY because they're just so good. Just such an exceptional song writer
I listened to this on a run in Kent and what a soundtrack! Some of them I felt were a bit too much like Disney songs for my living, but overall I thought it was a lovely album. Karen has such a beautiful and nostalgic voice of the 70s and it all seems quite innocent and pure doesn't it. Not sure about the one where she says she'll love her cheating boyfs anyway. Overall pleasant tuneful and uplifting
Naturally my heart sank a bit as despite persistence I have never really 'got' Tom Waits. But actually much to my surprise I quite liked this when I focussed on the storytelling rather than the vocal style.. lots of humour in there and enjoyed learning the characters he felt compelled to write about. I.e. drunk losers!
It took me a few attempts to get through all of this as it was quite long - but glad I persisted as I ended up liking it lot! I'm not that familiar with Supergrass (other than the obvious ones) so I'm glad this came up. Particularly disc one, which was full of super catchy quintessential Brit-pop numbers. Just quite upbeat and feel good. Strayed a bit in disc two, but I did enjoy the funny song about sex. Great rhyming, "Sometimes it burns sometimes it stings" etc etc.
But what are they so angry about? JK. I did wonder if they were on the right side of anti-establishment and not like anti-vaxxers or what not. Regardless, I was quite into this to begin with, liked hearing Killing in the Name (which was on the infamous Air Guitar CD referenced in other reviews - so I had early exposure to this song), but I have to say after that it did get a bit samey. Their use of repetition really works in that song and others, but by the end of the album I was tired of certain lyrics just being repeated so much, I felt like it lacked lyrical creativity. Listened to this partly whilst I was having a ladies pamper session and then finished the next day on a run - but felt like funny occasions to listening to it!
I recognised a couple of these and I feel I know what this was going for... Maybe Hot Chip vibez but it didn't real the spot for me tbh. I guess it was fun and might be good to see at a festival but I wasn't fussed tbh
This didn't massively resonate with me, despite liking brassy bluesy music a lot. I felt like it only really had one gear though that it never got out of, where I was hoping it was at some point be a bit more POW. The general sound was good but the songs didn't quite do it for me
I didn't know what to expect from this but I really enjoyed it! I really appreciated the variety of song styles, some instrumental. A mix of tempos. Kept me interested. Thought it straddled the range of music themes so well Would listen again to this
A lovely little bit of shoegaze! Well quite a lot it was a long album weren't it. But I already liked Ride and knew some of the hits. As Luke says with Ride the hits are so good and then there can be a bit of mediocrity among some of the others. I do agree but overall I really enjoyed listening. The overall sound appeals to me. Bad lyrics on occasion but Luke says that's part of shoegaze
OK I'm sorry but this album made me so angry. Needless to say I did not like it at all. Beige wishy washy irritating repetitive songs that lacked flare or creativity. Lame lyrics and irritating singing, which I think was a style of the time. A bit Dido? Anyway, I'm sorry as I think other people might describe this as inoffensive, because it's not objectively horrible music is it? But that's what did offend me. A big no
This is definitely a great era of Dylan! Upbeat, fun story telling, great humour and some heartfelt ones thrown in there. I wasn't overly familiar with the album as a whole but really glad that I've heard it.
I have really liked some Gene Clark stuff in the past, a couple of these tickled my fancy but overall found some of it a little beige. Wish I could give a 3.5 Strength of Strings (on a different album) is a banger
This was my birthday album and wow what a "me" album. Lol just kidding. I actually really loved it though, it put me in a great mood. Some really solid and enjoyable reggae. Will listen again
Well it wasn't my favourite but I did enjoy a few of these. Probably the less fisherman-y folky ones I have to say. It was a bit long... Perhaps that influenced me!
I really enjoyed this as a chilled out version
Funky fresh ballady stuff. Not massively my bag but was a vibe
Great laid back sounds and an interesting mix of styles. Enjoyed the ambient tail off at the end. Would listen again
I found this very interesting to read about and I think what is great about this challenge is to be exposed to popular music from different cultures, which is a completely different music style: in structure, language, chord structures, timbres, everything! So for my music education this was great. Was it my bag and would I listen again? Probably not. And no disrespect to Nusrat as he was a really big deal! He brought the Sufi style of music to the main stage internationally And literally he played at WOMAD and everyone loved it and it shot him and the style into notoriety. 1hr 30 mins felt like a lot but apparently that's was one of his talents - absolute stamina to keep going.
Hard to describe how much I fucking hated this. The lame lyrics, the boring repetitive riffs, how OTT it all is. Made me furious. Can't believe I made myself listen to every minute. Too committed to this challenge
So big news I actually quite liked this album! This is a big deal as the Fall are Luke's obsession and I've never fully got into it. But this is apparently solid entry level Fall and dare I say I enjoyed it! It's taken me 3 years of Fall listening to get somewhere. Luke is so happy. He gave me trivia of every song. Punchy beats, great riffs, good fun
Outrageous to have two of Luke's faves in a row. Familiar with quite a lot from this album anyway, not necessarily all my favourite New Order songs but still I think a certified K Town Banger A great mood lifter
I mean it's all about Sultans of Swing isn't it! I think I'm most familiar with a greatest album hits of sorts growing up. So I have a soft spot for Dire Straits... This album didn't pop for me, Sultans of Swing does stand out. But I enjoyed it enough!
Well what a party! Delightful. I mean this must be on here because of Groove is in the Heart right? The rest of it was pretty fun and funky but got a touch repetitive by the end I'd say
I did not like this and thought it was very silly. Not my bag. Imagine its something fun to see live but kind of just ground my gears tbh
Wow this was short and sharp. Luke really likes Minor Threat and has apparently played it to me before. I don't really remember and tbh this sort of blurred into Mud Honey for me. It didn't leave much of an impression on me
I listened to this around Great escape festival and wonder if my brain was just too full of music to take more in. It hasn't left an impression but Luke rates it. I didn't hate it though. This is a weak review I know
Was hyped to see Eno on the list... Can't remember if we've had him or not. Have to say at first I was finding it quite jarring and then became more my bag. There's just so much Eno I guess you can't love it all
We haven't had a rap album for a while so I was quite pleased about this one! Enjoyed the flow and rhythm, good to run to. There was one about date rape I didn't really understand... Couldn't tell what angle that was about! Liked the jazzy motifs of flutes and diminished chords
Dunno what to say other than this wasn't my bag. Maybe the singing style as I am becoming more and more open to punk. Glad it was only 30mins...
This album has ruined my morning and filled me with rage. This album is 100% mysogyny.. I'm on the last one right now and he's just telling this woman that her friends don't like her, look at your life, essentially sort yourself out and I'm the only one who loves you. A song which screams coercive control. There was another really perverse one criticising a woman for being a young fool and how cute it is that's she's not silly but tomorrow her life is fucked and life will ruin her. It appeared to be she was just drinking in a bar and he was observing her and patronisingly saying how her life was going to go shit imminently. Eugh. So many instructions to women in this album. No wonder the 60s were sexist as fuck when the backing track was this absolute nonsense, instructing men how to control women under the guise of a sweet little ballad. Also it's just all boring. Every song sounded the same.
Well it's a banger as far as I'm concerned! Stairway to heaven is one of those teen hood songs for me that I thought was bloody groundbreaking and felt very inspired to learn the guitar solo. I didn't of course! Led Zep was a good angle for me to go from classic rock to more bluesy cool stuff. I think a lot of their music is very sexy
No my thang at all. Quite irritating. So repetitive just a general no
Well this was unusual I guess! Looked him up and this guy was quite influential it seems. Big in the Canterbury music scene but then had to stop owing to becoming paraplegic when he fell out a window. This has lots of themes and motifs I loved, like the brass bits. But then some inheritantly irritating parts which spoilt it for me. Some of the singing styles. So a mix for me
Ah a great era of Kings of Leon! You love to hear it. Before they did what Coldplay and Biffy Clyro did and went on chugging out pop pleasers there were some really fun songs in here. Enjoyed this a lot
Really didn't think much of this. Have to say I didn't give it loads of attention, I was doing other things but I just found it generic and a bit annoying
Just riled me up right good this one. I did not need to hear this really... I guess they are talented musicians but honestly imagine sitting through that live. No thanks. Well repetitive and not in a good way
Well I would say I enjoyed this more than one might expect! It reminds me of a local Brighton band, I think Speak Galactic and I could therefore imagine the red experience of seeing jt live. I like the repetitive thickness of it all and the hard bass riffs.
Luke tells me these were big in the 90s, it's new to me. I found this hard to get through... I wonder if they paved the way for Evanescence.. very similar I thought. I just found it a bit cringe, all hit OTT and "emo" (I know this predates emo). Luke says they still play and attract big crowds of 40 yr olds
I really liked this! I know some people might be a down on Doves potentially for being landfill indie. But I saw them a few years ago and they gave a fab performance. Catchy tunes
Ah well throw back! Hadn't heard this for a long long time and honestly had forgotten about it. I'm a bit confused as I'm not hugely convinced this is a good music, like for me I felt there could be more variation in the synths used and it does some more simplistic towards the end. However, I did really enjoy lots of these songs! Fun silly pop. Boosted my mood so that says something right
Not fun. Low volume. Strange artwork too
The album title says it all. The only positive it was only 33 minutes long. I listened to this first thing Monday morning to start the week off up to date, what a terrible thing to do. It made me angry and sad
I was hyped to see this but then it wasn't really the Pink Floyd style I like. Didn't really get it tbh. I was in a bad mood this day perhaps that didn't help my open mindedness
Well you know what it didn't rile me as much as usual. I still find it bland really don't get the ES hype. But still surprisingly ok
Well there's a time and place right? A road trip or mid life crisis as a middle aged man? JK! This kind of classic rock is somewhat a guilty pleasure at times and harks back to the seminal Air Guitar album I reference in other reviews. So it's not my bag that much any more but it's fun right?! 3.5 if I could
This was a grower for me and I even listened to the full 1hr 30 or whatever it was. At first I found it a little irritating and then I felt I got it more. A few creepy songs about girls and sisters but I guess that was the norm at the time
What a cracking album. I loved it. It's Tricky reminds me of getting to know James. I think he introduced it to me and I listened to it so much and I still know all the words. It's a really fun album and balanced mix of more trivial songs and those that haveore depth
Banging! Love a bit of De La Soul but hadn't heard a full album recently anyway. Such a great use of sweet funky smooth samples and great rapping. Will definitely listen again
Historically I haven't been a bit Christina Aguilera fan but wow this album pows doesn't it?! Whilst it's not something I'd necessarily go back to I really appreciated it. Full of energy
Man I absolutely loved this. I really like what I know of the Divine Comedy prior to this but this was so great to listen to in completion. I cannot make sense of the genre, what is this?! It is a bit comedy brit pop but also layered in OTT orchestral grandeur.. songs you might expect in a musical (but better). I think what ressonates with me is the same reason I love Scott Walker. Frog Princess and the very sad song about out loving dogs and horses were particularly great
I liked this a lot! What joyful warm and rich music this is. I found it very soothing and uplifting to listen to
This album popped for me! Bring on the night was already a firm favourite for me. I think these are just solid songs
I'm getting more and more into Sonic Youth and I thought this was fantastic. They're a very iconic band with an iconic style. Like no other I reckon
Well this is twee as hell right but man I really liked it. My mum really likes American Pie and it's just feel good music right. I'm going to give it a 4!
Well this was Brit pop bliss. A seminal album I believe but I was unfamiliar. So no real nostalgia for me but I think it's stand up great music
I have been relatively new to the Stooges (courtesy of Luke of course) and really like them. Hadn't heard a full album yet and I thought this was weird and wonderful
I'd obvs heard Blackstar before and not sure I really got it at the time or gave it enough attention. on this listen I thought it was bloody brilliant. Amazing to chug out another cracking album at this time in his life
I think I have to give this a 4 based on how quality the hits are off this, the ones you already know. Probs off the air guitar album. The rest of it was far more bluesy than I had assumed about ZZ Top. It was good fun and a good motivational sound track to my work out on holiday in a very stuffy hot gym in the hotel in Majorca
Ah well this is nostalgia all over for me, and Lucy I hope! She and I loved the Beatles and when we were roughly 12 or 13 Lucy's dad was taking us to see their tour in Birmingham. But I had a migraine so my brother went instead, and had a great time by all accounts. Lucy and I then saw the Darkness at Godiva festival in 2017 and it was nice to tie up that loose end. Man they gave such a banging performance and looked like they'd barely aged. Lots of hits from this album. It's a total fun album and I loved listening to it
Well I think it has to be a 5 star.. what an incredible album and piece of art. Kate Bush is such a visionary and deserves all the credit and prestige she's acquired. Woman's Work must be one of the best most perfect songs ever written right? Loved the some of the heavier ones, a bit surprising. I feel like I need to listen intently 5 more times to appreciate this properly
I wasn't that into it I have to say. Perhaps it was a grower as by the end I did feel more open to it. I found the repetitiveness jarring, but sometimes I love that in a song. Maybe I wasn't in a good place to appreciate this...
This was proper good! I knew of the Fugees and some hits but not properly. Really loved how varied this was, the samples and the little bits of dialogue in between.
This was perfectly fine I would say and elements of it I enjoyed but I wasn't blown away or remember loads about it even a day later
Foo Fighters have never been a favourite band for me but I realise they are actually so so good when I listen to some back catalogue. Not necessarily stuff I'd listening to regularly but I've had a bit of a sesh after this and enjoyed it a lot. The album was great fun!
This is not what I expected front the Bee Gees! I thought they were discos music. Lots of this was like The Band or Elton John or then orchestral. It was perfectly pleasant I thought and lots of song I thought were very good. Not sure overall how much I loved it. A 3.5 maybe?
This was quite intense psychedelic rock which though I enjoyed elements I did find it quite dense at times. Some of the drawn out sections I probably struggled with for the same reason as jazz, sort of that meandering... Which I bet I like at times but it didn't always hit the spot here but overall I thought it was very good. Hard to rate
This was fine and I liked it being live but I'm not sure how much I care about this style of music. I appreciate it but I won't be back in a hurry
I was excited to see this pop up as I like Dinosaur Jr. Great fun classic grunge post punk. Love the Cure cover and even though Luke warned me it cuts off early I checked my phone twice to see what had happened.
Yeah I think this was fine but it didn't blow me away. Pleasant music and I'm sure there is some solid songs writing in there. Thought the lyrics were predictable and a bit cringe at times though
Yeah I thought this was OK! Wasn't my favourite but didn't hate it either. I guess an ambivalent but maybe I need to listen again
Yeah this was really good! Spunky and fun
This is a great era of Bowie! Some really fun rock. I have a big admission, I'm not sure I knew that Jean Genie was by Bowie.. gun to my head definitely would have thought it was like ZZ Top or something. So confused. But overall this was a really good listen and lifted my spirits
Honestly it isn't mad how many songs PM wrote, like its actually unbelievable this amount of stuff came from one brain. This was a wonderful album, some real highlights were Maybe I'm Amazed. A fantastic mix of warm styles
Found this twee and annoying, not a vibe. I was in a bad mood when I listened to this, I'm not sure if that affected anything... but it certainly didn't help either.
I had forgotten just what an AMAZING album this is, its a 5 star from me. Just so tight, bluesy and every moment of the music feels right. Paranoid the song has a special place in my heart, having listened to it just SO many times when my brothers teenage bad Phantazyz would perform it. Thinking back to Steve Ellis aged 14 singing 'Finished with my woman cos she wouldn't help me with my life' is genuinely hilarious to think back on. I didn't think much of it at the time, but honestly I wonder what the adults though at the various gigs they played. Very sweet though. I loved this album, I couldn't help but swing my head whilst listening to it
Luke was very excited we had this one. It was excellent. Loved all the political themes and stories of their lives in the band. An impressive amount of songs
Well wow what a long album. Why didn't they just do 3. Great tunes from On Brother Where art thou and I appreciated the harmonies and guitar playing and little stories
Pretty upbeat tunes. It didn't leave a huge impression on me but I did like it
Such a great album! I wish they'd kept up with this feel more in later years. Just so much more fun! Upbeat and solid rock, but still airs of pop that would be accessible to a lot of people.
I was not a fan of this at all. It was just beigeness to me. Sorry.
I feel like you might have to be very much in the mood for this level of extreme 80s-ness. I know this because the first part I listened to on an early run and it was just a bit much. It made me quite irritaavle, but then I listened to more another time and it didn't rile me and I quite enjoyed it. I have to say the singing style (did Bowie do this first I was wondering?) Did grate me a little bit but I know it is just part of it. The recognisable ones were fun I guess
I found this very beige and quite irritating tbh! Not my bag at all. Very repetitive in style.
This was a surprise to me! I had no idea what to expect and felt I recognised some songs. Kind of Elton John and Pink Floyd at times. I do enjoy grandeur in music.
What a hoot this was! This was my soundtrack round Sainsbury's and I felt almost cheeky listening to gansta drama. Such catchy tunes you can't deny it
Yes this was perfectly pleasant but I also feel I don't have much to say about it... Yes it was just perfect fine. Lovey clichés obvi were a bit gross but overall fine
I thought this was so beautiful and soothing. Some of it did remind me of the Sims music too. I could picture listening to this on a beach bar somewhere hot. Gorgeous guitar playing
This was confusing! I think I enjoyed it but was surprised it was mostly sampled music I guess. Generally quite fun and put me in a good mood
Agh Tom Waits. I feel like I should, by prestige, like Tom Waits but I just don't get it. There would be snippets where I'm into it then it would quickly go somewhere I was not into at all. His voice shifts bug me. I dunno what to make of it all!
Luke will tell me off for not giving this a 4 but I did only enjoy this so much. I didn't not like it and some songs I did, but I wasn't a blown away as Luke was telling me I should be (awkward!)
This was absolutely fine. Listened on a run in Kent and it was a good accompaniment and felt soooo 80s. A bit OTT and silly in some ways but overall I did like it
I loved this! So varied. Know nothing about this band but it was delightful. A fun mix of jazz and blues and weirdly orchestral themes? I'm a sucker for brass instruments so I was well up for this
I mean U2 isn't massively my thing but I appreciate the song writing I guess. I can see why it appeals to others but I just can't massively get into it. Absolutely fine
I haven't any idea what to make of this. There is some Brian Eno stuff I absolutely love but not going to lie I wasn't on board with absolutely all of this. Sorry Brian! There were elements I did so it has to be a middle of the road rating
Well I didn't like this at all and Luke bigged it up. What a liar. I just found it a bit boring, repetitive and not in a good way. This kind of music just makes me think of post apocalyptic orgies. I think it's because of that scene in the Matrix in the second one where they go underground and everyones like dancing in the nude and it's well an orgy. The Neo and the woman have mad sex in a cave.. well this music was playing. Dunno why that's such a prominent memory for me.. maybe the first time I heard this kind of music.
An absolutely banging album! And features Do Nothing, my favourite Specials song. What a legendary band and one of the few really great musical exports of Coventry. The unique style and social commentary is just excellent, plus the splashes of humour. This was a joy
Some lovely cowboy music that! I do enjoy the speaking over the top of acoustic guitar styley, the recently deceased Rodriguez did this in a few of his songs and I find it very impactful.
Eugh it just all sounds the same and I genuinely have no idea if I can give it the credit of good song writing. I know it isn't my genre of choice so therefore maybe it is unfair, that said it did nothing for me so maybe I just rate on that
I started off thinking I was into it and elements reminded me thing I like about FKA Twigs or Delilah but after a while I was not so sure. I liked the really big moments, but these sort of thinned out towards the of the album
Wow what an incredible album. I remember Mr Marr teaching is about the importance of Jonny Cash and this particular album and I haven't listened to it for a while. The whole thing tied together so beautifully and his little bits of stand up in between and how he commands the crowd is amazing. What a thing to visualise. I don't know so much about Cash's outlaw image but it whatever I think it is amazing he humanised these prisoners, which I can only imagine how grim they were back then (well and now) and did these concerts. A genius with words and comedy and storytelling
Well I am impressed by Mariah Carey, of course I am, and there were some slamming tunes on here but broadly speaking it isn't really my thing. It was perfectly adequate driving music. I remember our A Level music tech teacher (the missionary one) said Mariah was the best singer of all time ever, I often think about that
Well I absolutely loved this. Was a complete array and Afterglow blew my mind. It was lots of things I love about The Band, lovely harmonies and full music. Some of the more cockney ones weren't so much my bag. But overall loved it!
God it's all just so much isn't it. I think I have enjoyed the Prodigy in the past but I have to say this time it felt like a slog. I appreciate it must be very impressive music to actually produce but I didn't have a good time listening
Well as a union gal there are obviously some anthems on there for me! It's nice to hear vehemently left wing sentiments, even if workers rights are getting worse again and there's the same ol' shit from 1986. I appreciated this, but perhaps wasn't my favourite style I guess.
Perfectly pleasant I guess, listened to on a run round Kenilworth and it accompanied quite well. But I found it samey and it left little impression on me
This felt like it was trying to be very cool. I think at the beginning I was quite into it but found it quite samey after a while. It was definitely OK and snippets I liked a lot, I felt some of them never went where they needed to go. Like it was missing some kind of crescendo
Well I know this is regarded as one of the best KW albums and I have to say I agree. It was tight and funny and far less self involved and weird as his latter work. Obviously hard to feel that supportive of him given his recent antisemitism and general idiocy... But listening to this separately from those thoughts it was good wasn't it
Ah it's a tough one as it was such a big album back at sixth form. Real nostalgia for that period of time and I did bloody love it. I haven't listened to these songs is years and I don't know how to feel about it! Now knowing where Kings of Leon came from, they changed their style a lot and made it much more pop and ballad. I don't respect Biffy Clyro or Coldplay for doing the same thing. I can't deny though I did enjoy the relisten and some of these hold up. Manhattan for example! Sex on Fire and Use Somebody don't ... Agh. 4 stars for nostalgia impact. Don't tell Luke (who kept crying to turn it off when I played this)
I'm not sure I'd ever listened to this in full! But it was a good listen, a lot more optimistic than their second album right? I enjoyed listening to it but I don't think the XX is my bag completely, doesn't always put you in a good mood but definitely apt on certain occasions
Gosh this came the day after a migraine when I was tired and headachey and definitely was not the vibe! Thinking back to my post apocalyptic orgy music vibes. But some of them were fun and I would like to party to them. So a mixed view on this one!
I love a bit of CCR and this was no different! Some of their music is quite classic blues, but there is something different about them. Very rich and warm. I feel so optimistic when I listen to them.
Well I thought this was a very interesting listen. I felt like certain songs were repetitive of just classic jazz songs and the sung melodies weren't particularly inventive so it was losing my attention. But the last song about America was brilliant! Such clever rhymes and the message was so clear. Would give a 3.5 if I could
Great to see Radiohead come up again and excuse to listen to this album. I feel I've gone through phases with Radiohead where I listen intensely then not at all for years. I think that's good as then you come back to it and remember what amazing music it is! It's like a fresh perspective and I felt that a lot re listening. Songs on this album have so many key memories. I remember when I was quite young in secondary school I had heard No Surprises but didnt know who it was or how to find it. I thought that initial two chord sequence was so beautiful. Eventually I heard Aaron Spiers playing it on guitar in a music practice room, and I was like OMG what is that song. on my behalf Simon Haddleton very rudely interrupted Aaron to ask what it is was. I did not ask him to and he did it quite rudely like OI! I cringe about that from time to time. Regardless he gave the album and I found the song, then spent ages working it out on piano. Coming back to No Surprises at different points in my life has been key. I really marvelled at it in this listen and read about the song writing. They wrote a song so dark an but then tried to make it sound like a lullaby so the tragicness wasn't so apparent. Kind of tying to how the tragicness of every day life isn't also do immediately apparent. Weirdly I think of Matt Halliday with Paranoid Android, it was his favourite song at sixth form and I think he tried to learn it in music tech a level. Karma Police makes me think of Adam Buxton talking about how seeing them live at The Roundhouse was one of the most moving experiences of his life. He said that when the lyrics "For a minute there I lost myself" he felt that in the performance and that everyone had lost themselves temporarily and how amazing it is that music can do that to you. I could go on. Overall the album is magnificent and idgaf if people think it's depressing, life can be depressing and love how Radiohead articulate that. Side note: Thom Yorke has aged remarkably well
I already love this album. I think my favourite Brian Eno. So calming and peaceful. I often do yoga to it and did again this week when it cropped up!
I enjoyed this a lot. Great to hear Mark E Smith young and spritely and less gravely. I felt it was all pretty tight. Was sad one song wasn't actually about Donkeys not getting Christmas (John Quays etc). A punchy lil album this
It's a banger! So iconic Roxy music, not just because of Brian Ferrys notable style it's the whole thing. I think it's speed and rhythms they choose. It's punchy and fun. Really enjoyed jt
Well it's a classic isn't it! The start of Baba O'Riley gives me chills every time. What a song! They're legends for a reason. Just really really great perfectly structured rock songs
Just one word ... boring. This was so beige and dull it actually riled me up. Is that normal? None of this felt identifiable or interested. Confused why it's on the list
Well I just didn't care. I'm sorry! No matter how much I listen and I do respect they are widely loved it must be good metal, but does nothing for me
I found this a little confusing to get to grips with, some of the more ambient instrumental ones I liked more than the first party of the album that was heavy quintessential 80s. But I didn't NOT like anything, solid middle of the road for me
I had no idea what to make of this! Not really my thing tbh... chaos total chaos! Sorry I still don't get jazz