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Garbage. Just shitty electronic music like this is the 70s. No music, just random sounds. Imagine paying for this. 1/10.
Garbage. Just shitty electronic music like this is the 70s. No music, just random sounds. Imagine paying for this. 1/10.
More gerneric British alt rock. 4/10.
Let's be real: the reason this was on the list is because it pioneered the ensuing electronic music movement. This isn't very good except for "Cars," which is the most known song. Bad singing and annoying repetition across every song. 2/10
Just boring ambient sounds. 2/10.
Just painfully boring - nothing about this is enthusiastic or exciting to listen to. Big snoozefest. 4/10.
The first song, The Headmaster Ritual, was very, very good. Rest of album's alright. 5/10
Very folky. Not really my thing. 2/10.
Old Man is the best song and there's more rock in the album than I was expecting. 4/10.
Crazy disappointing album. Half the thing is basically crappy instrumentals and the other has lyrics but whenever there are lyrics you can't even hear them. Was looking forward to this one too... 1/10.
This is just weird. Not good at all. 1/10
Forgettable album. Bad singing from Solomon Burke to his backup singers. 1/10.
Groovy and sounds African-Jazzy. Last song was great. 5/10.
Not bad. Protest rock it seems. 4/10.
Seven Nation Army is on the album. Mostly alright though I never cared for Jack White. 5/10.
Let's be real: the reason this was on the list is because it pioneered the ensuing electronic music movement. This isn't very good except for "Cars," which is the most known song. Bad singing and annoying repetition across every song. 2/10
Classic country with a classic country voice. Short album. 4/10.
Crazy punk music. 4/10
Not bad it's like the UK style band type music. 6/10.
Fire & Rain on this album. Easy listening album. 6/10.
Atlantic City is the best song on the album. Very artsy album - no rock - all lyrics and guitar/harmonica. 7/10.
Just mindless singing (and it's not even good singing) but mostly jamming. Has early electric piano. All songs blend from one into another so who can tell anything apart. 1/10.
Doo-wop sounding and Mockingbird is in this lol. Good singing but not my thing. 3/10.
Bad Company was the best song on the album, Bad Company by the band, Bad Company. Just seems like generic rock music. 5/10.
Mostly good and second half is like one long song across multiple tracks. 7/10.
It's literally just ambient music. Sounds like it could be part of a movie as background music during a dramatic scene or explanation of something at best. 2/10.
Horrible. Skipped all throughout. Would give 0 stars if I could. Worst album yet. 1/10.
More 80s sound but he doesn't do a great deal of singing. It's more like speaking into the mic. 3/10.
Pioneering Rock n Roll. Not my thing but popular songs on album (Tutti Frutti; Long Tall Sally.) 5/10.
Garbage. Just shitty electronic music like this is the 70s. No music, just random sounds. Imagine paying for this. 1/10.
More electronic garbage. 1/10.
Alternative; not bad. Been Caught Stealing was the best song on the album. 6/10.
Do it again was the best song on the album + most familiar. Dirty Work is what Tony sings in that scene of the Sopranos. Reeling in the Years also very popular for classic rock. Whole album is soft rock. 7/10.
Smooth AF album all throughout. 8/10
Great album and lots of known songs & didn't know it was this old. Came out in '75. 9/10.
Easy listening folky 90s tunes. I remembered Babylon from movies. Most played song on the album has like 162m listens at the time of writing and it's not even that good. 6/10.
90s punk. Pretty good; I never really cared for The Offspring but this album is better than I expected. Couple familiar songs on this album (Come Out and Play, Self Esteem). 8/10.
Some familiar songs on this Fever, which is has been covered by other artists. Has a bit of old, classic country but mostly typical 50's music. Didn't realize how good Elvis' voice actually is all throughout. 6/10.
Bunch of popular songs on here. They're good and I like their catalog but just in general it's just constant screaming and the songs often sound the same. 8/10.
Old heavy metal. It's alright. Short album with one long song at the end. 6/10.
Kind of disappointing album. Lots of blues across many songs but seems generic rock across the album. 4/10.
Garbage. Alternative rock but boring, screaming, noisy, etc. 2/10.
Classic Beach Boys/60s sounds. God Only Knows and Wouldn't It be Nice are the best tracks on the album. 6/10.
Lots of soul and funk. 5/10.
Just typical Trent Reznor/NIN music. Never my thing. Closer was the best song on this. Hurt was also on this. 3/10.
This is straight up Senegalese music. Lots of percussion/African band sound. 4/10.
Live album with an orchestra backing them up. They sound pretty good but some of the songs of the album (if not all) are from other albums so it's not a new song album. 6/10.
Not as good as Meat is Murder but alright so far. Some songs have more of a typical 80s vibe. 6/10.
Classic Sinatra. "You make me feel so young" is the best song. 8/10.
Old ska sounds. Not that great. 3/10.
This isn't really all that good. Just dark and everything sounds the same. 3/10.
Fast Car was the most popular song on this album. The rest is alright. Easy listening. 6/10.
Faith is the most popular song on this album by far in terms of plays but Father Figure is very good and probably the best song on this album. 8/10.
Mrs. Robinson is on this. Folky and easy to listen to. 6/10.
Really great album though starts off excellent but then the rest of the songs aren't eye popping except for the last song, A Day in the Life. 9/10.
Straight up garbage. Experimental electronic/rock. One of the worst if not the worst. 1/10.
Pretty good all around. I didn't know that Walk of Life was theirs. 8/10.
First song, "Connect", is not bad. "Step it Up" is also good. Acid jazz/hip hop kind of sound. 5/10.
The whole album is Willie doing a cover of his favorite songs. Excellent country voice. 8/10.
Excellent album. Bunch of known songs. 10/10
It's ok, just not my thing. 5/10.
Lighthearted early 90s rap but explicit. It's not bad at all. Passin' Me By is the most popular song by far. 6/10.
This is a long album of group rapping that isn't particularly good. 3/10.
Meh - Lou isn't even singing. He's speaking along with the music. 3/10.
"We've only just begun" and "(They long to be) close to you" are by far the most popular songs. Super soft album. 6/10.
What a snooze. Just generic singing. 2/10.
Never heard Fiona's music before. It's alright but seems very emotional. 5/10.
It's alright - it's surprisingly more country than I was expecting. 6/10.
Just generic Scottish pop rock. 5/10.
Just generic English pop rock. "Angels" is familiar, haven't heard it in years. 5/10.
More gerneric British alt rock. 4/10.
Absolute garbage. 1/10. Horrible singing, trash songs.
Really great album all around. Strong and well known albums all throughout. 10/10.
Bittersweet symphony is most known track. It's not bad, just not my thing. 6/10.
Classic 50s Cuban music with some afro vibes. 4/10.
Early punk music. It's alright, not that great. Song with most plays was a cover. 5/10.
I didn't know Lou Reed was the lead singer. It's alright - almost like rock folk music. 6/10.
Funky music all throughout but kind of sounds like clothing store music. 6/10.
'60's Psychedelic rock - not really my thing at all. 2/10.
Classic 80s music. Not bad. 6/10.
"It's the end of the world as we know it" & "The one I live" is on this album. 7/10.
Love Her Madly and Riders on the Storm on the album. Great all all around. Lots of blues. 8/10.
Typical Neil Young type rock. Not my thing but not bad. 6/10.
Not a bad live album. 6/10.
Just mindless playing an inaudible lyrics. Horrible. Great band name tho. 1/10.
Great album for the time period. 7/10.
Classic 80's type music. "relax" by far the most popular song on the album and didn't know it was by them - thought it was Duran Duran. Lots of electronica and a few covers. 6/10.
Take It Easy is the most popular song on this album but Peaceful Easy Feeling is notable too. Not a bad album, just easy going, typical of Eagles. 8/10.
Sounds like British 2000s rock. Just bland and boring and hard to listen to. Totally forgettable. 1/10.
Just a forgettable album, nothing really special about it. 3/10.
Like ice picks in my ears. Big yikes all throughout. 1/10.
"Lovesong" is on this and I had no idea this was the original compared to the cover by 311. "Pictures Of You" was great. Good album all around. 8/10.
It's a nice album but Nina's work isn't really my thing. She's talented. 5/10.
Just boring nonsense. 2/10.
Remarkably bad. 1/10.
Just artsy electronic music that's not really good. 1/10.
Just boring ambient sounds. 2/10.
The opening song on the album is the theme to The Exorcist lol. The rest is just random music. 2/10.
Just mindless hard rock playing. It's not really my thing. 3/10.
Beautiful album all throughout. Excellent voice and songs. 9/10.
Really gritty album but great. Love Ice Cube. 7/10.
Without You is the most notable song on the album alongside Coconut & Jump Into the Fire. Not a bad album and was pleasantly surprised as it progressed. Easy to listen to and it goes quick. Really solid 7/10.
Classic 70s punk music. It's alright. 4/10.
Bang a Gong the most notable song. Nice album, T Rex just isn't my thing because it sounds like generic 70s rock. 6/10.
Not a bad album. "Changes" is the best song on the album and it's great. 6/10.
Bluesy punk music. Not really my thing. 4/10.
"Respect" opens the album - a classic. "Drown in my own tears" (Ray Charles) and "A Change is Gonna Come" covers are great too. So many great songs - very underrated. 9/10.
"Layla" the most known and best song on the album. Bluesy/Eric Clapton type music. 5/10.
Easy listening typical Randy Newman. Not really my thing but was nice though almost every song sounds the same. Quick album to get through. 5/10.
I never really got Depeche Mode. Just weird singing but I understand how they helped pioneer electronic music. 4/10.
Sounds like generic British pop rock. Bland all around. 2/10.
Folk is just so very boring. Senseless talking over guitars 1/10.
Honkytonk classic country. Not my thing. 3/10.
"Papa was a Rolling Stone" is the most known song on album but otherwise underwhelming. Classic Motown music but didn't really care for it. 3/10.
Just alot of experimental music it sounds like. Don't really care for it. 2/10.
Just laughably bad. Shreiking voice, mediocre playing. 2/10.
Very fun African jazz - great listen and surprised there weren't more listens on Spotify. 7/10.
Classic Brazilian music - I generally like the genre and this was alright. 6/10.
Just plain bad. Weird singing and background music. 1/10.
Midnight In a Perfect World is probably the best song on the album. Like a rock/rap remix kind of instrumental album. Was alright, nothing crazy. 5/10.
Roundabout is the best song and most played by far on the album. Incredible bassline. The rest of the songs were almost like experimental jams - some good and some not so much. South Side of the Sky was the second best on the album. 6/10.
Just an all-around forgettable album. Mediocre singing. 3/10.
This is either pirate music or Irish pub music (what's the difference?). Hard to listen to in a normal setting - probably need to get loaded to hear it and enjoy it. 2/10.
This is the second Tom Waits album I've had the misfortune of listening to. 0 stars if I could. 1/10.
Classic live rock but it's not really my thing. 4/10.
Not sure I really care for this album. Nice music but it reminds me of music they used to play at the super market while you shop. 5/10.
Don't really understand Bjork's music - just experimental, really weird stuff. And no, she does not have a great voice, she's just the artsy chick in class that paints and is into horses. 3/10.
"Wild Word" by far the best and most popular song. Rest of the album is alright - nothing crazy. 6/10.
This kind of reminds of department store music. Not really my thing and the singer kind of sounds like a poor man's Nina Simone. 4/10.
Surprisingly great album and think it's strong all around. In the Ghetto and Suspicious Minds are most popular song but others are great too. 9/10.
Not a bad album. "What's Love Got to Do with it" is the most popular song by far. Rest is alright. 6/10.
Kind of sounds like weird 90s rock music. Either way - it's bad. Just almost grungy with bad singing and playing. 2/10.
Just a boring album and the singing is way overrated. 4/10.
Dolly's nice and old but I can't get into this classic country. 4/10.
I get it's pioneering but these seem more like experimental recordings over something you'd want to listen to just to listen to. 2/10.
"It Was a Good Day" obviously the best song on the album but the rest was pretty typical aggressive Ice Cube. Lots of social injustice all throughout the album. 7/10.
A really forgettable rock album - nothing really much else to say. 3/10.
It was enjoyable - not bad but not great. Seemed like middle-of-the-road kind of album. 6/10.
Excellent early Michael before he really hit his stride. 9/10.
Very funky, "That Lady" is familiar and heard it in some movies. Rest of album is alright. 6/10.
Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always Get What You Want are by far the best/most popular songs on the album but the other songs are alright. 7/10.
Alexander Spence has to be the luckiest man to ever live for two reasons: 1) He stumbled across someone that thought his music was worth a record deal and 2) this album slipped through the cracks when someone was making the list of 1001 greatest albums. 1/10.
Pioneering 50s rock music. It's alright, all music from this era sounds pretty much the same. 6/10
Eh It's ok. Don't really care for this though they sound great on the album. Not my cup of tea. 6/10.
I like Jazz but this was too off the wall. 3/10.
80s honky tonk country that I don't really care for. 4/10.
I mean I guess that Brian's a pioneer for electronic music and all but his stuff is just always weird. At least this album was better than Music For Airports. 3/10.
I thought it was a solid live album - BB sounded great. 7/10.
"Life on Mars?" is my favorite Bowie song. Easy album to listen to. Don't go crazy with David Bowie but I thought it was a solid album all throughout. 8/10.
I will never understand her music. Just utter garbage. Remember: Just because someone tries really hard at their craft doesn't mean its good. 1/10.
"Once in a Lifetime" by far the most popular but the rest of the album is alright. It generally all sounds the same. 6/10.
Really soulful album. So in Love is the best song on the album. 7/10.
Great sounding live album, considering it's from 1964 JLL sounds great, as does the band. Quick and easy to get through. 7/10.
This is like someone singing at a coffee house and they just aren't very good. 3/10.
The album is not as good as expected to be honest. At least the US version of the album had Paint it Black which isn't on this one and takes away from it TBH. 5/10.
This album's energy is high AF and fun. If "You Want Blood" is super underrated. 8/10.
Easy and quick album to get through - also has a ton of Beatles influence but obviously not as good. Somewhat forgettable. 5/10.
Great album and two really great songs, (Someday & Last Nite). 8/10.
Weird but in a good way - not quite the classic jazz. 7/10.
First song is good, the rest is alright. Kind of this weird dark pop. 6/10.
Such a great 2000s album with a bunch of great songs on it. 9/10.
"Nothing Compares 2 U" is the best song on the album and it's not even hers (shoutout to Prince). The rest of the album is just garbage. 3/10.
Just an excellent album that's hard hitting and peak west coast rap of the era. Obviously there's a bunch of known songs but "Ain't it Ruff" is very underrated. 10/10.
This is just awful. Head scratching how this even got on this list. 2/10.
Early punk and I'm not so sure I really care for it. 3/10.
A fun, celtic punk album that was fun to listen to. Kind of reminds me of songs you'd play at a pub/bar with your best friends. 7/10.
Early metal, not really my thing though the first song isn't bad. By far the most popular song on the album. All else sounds pretty much the same. 5/10.
Just a laughably bad album. No notable songs and better singing could be found in the NYC subway. Also, sounded like the album was jumped around genres? 2/10.
Immigrant Song obviously the most popular but I guess I was expecting something a bit more. This one was quite bluesy/acoustic/folk, probably more than what I would've liked. 7/10.
This was so laughably bad I'm not sure how it snuck onto this 1001 list. 1/10.
Quick album to get through. Classic punk rock, what's not to love about the album? Bunch of known songs on it too. 8/10.
The album cover art was already the first warning that this was going to be garbage. Horrendous singing and mashing of instruments. 1/10.
The opening lyrics of "The Book of Love" is "The book of love is long and boring"... kind of like this album. Imagine writing 69 songs and every one of them misses. 3/10.
Just not really my thing. Dated and not particularly good. 4/10.
This is just straight up bad. Don't even know what genre of music this is. 2/10.
This album is alright - very 60s type music and mostly not my thing. 5/10.
This is just alright. Not really special, don't understand how some of these albums get on this 1001 list but then again it is 1001 so they've got to fill it with something. Also this is a deluxe album but the extra songs aren't any better. 4/10.
I mean this was alright. Some parts of some songs were good but this was way out there. 6/10.
Nice quick album to listen to. Funky at times, great singing and music. 7/10.
American Girl at the very end of the album was by far the best song on the album. Never really cared for Tom Petty but the album's respectable and easy to listen to. Breakdown also isn't bad. 7/10.
This is just forgettable and bad. 3/10.
This album is better than the total listens given on Spotify. "Its A Miracle" is the best song on the album, IMHO. "Miss Me Blind" is also great. 7/10.
This was kind of like below average 80s music. It's not horrible, but just blah - there's nothing special about it. 5/10.
This is a great album to listen to if you suffer from insomnia. 2/10.
Just blah 80s type music but it's not bad nor good. Really as average as it comes, lifeless but hey at least they're trying. 5/10.
I honestly don't know what to make of this. It's just an average band playing their songs... nothing special about it. Somewhat like something out of a rock competition. 5/10.
This is a pretty good techy sounding album. Obviously the popular song for which the album takes its namesake but it has a number of other good ones. 7/10.
This really isn't it for me. Kind of surprised how many track plays some songs have too on Spotify to be honest. 4/10.
I mean it's an alright listen. Has a bunch of listens on Spotify but I've never heard of him (not saying that I should've, just looks like he has a bigger audience). Light rock mixed with pseudo-folk. Has a cover of Hallelujah that's good and uses his range in it. 6/10.
The GOAT Kanye album and one of the best rap albums of all time. So many strong songs all throughout. 9/10.
This is just generic rock. Not really special at all and as average as it comes. 6/10.
Industrial metal that's not quite my cup of tea. Just One Fix was good and the rest are meh. 5/10.
Really never have been a fan of the genre or Korn but it's not bad, just not my thing. Like that they mixed in Ice Cube and Fred Durst in a couple songs though. 5/10
Great album with a bunch of known songs. Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child O'Mine. 9/10.
I actually hated the "Welcome to New York". Just came off incredibly lazy/meaningless song (and I'm from just outside of NYC) and shouldn't have opened the album with it but Swift really flexes her songwriting ability on this album. Tons of songs and hit after hit. Not my kind of music but I respect it. 8/10.
The first song was relaxing to listen to. The rest are alright, lot of electronic stuff, aligned to the period this came out in. 6/10.
This is just not good. Like experimental techno music. 3/10.
Only 6 songs but the songs are long. Easy listening and I wouldn't have guessed it was from 1969. Nothing crazy though it's like almost like a folk/country, and easy listening though a bit boring. 5/10.
Absolutely love "Jane Says" and some other songs on this album were really great. Didn't know how much I'd really like Jane's Addiction since this is the second album I've listen to since I started this 1001 albums. Also doesn't really sound very 80s, absolutely more early to mid 90s sound so call the album ahead of it's time. Strong power all throughout, incredible bass, guitar, drumming, and vocals. 9/10.
This is my favorite album of all time with my favorite song of all time, "Where The Streets Have No Name." It's excellent in every way and all songs, save for Exit and Mothers of the Disappeared" are absolutely excellent. Incredible start to the album and the middle through the near-end parts are massively underrated compared to the rest of U2's catalog. 10/10.
Really nice classic vocal jazz and super easy to listen to. Calming in a way. 7/10.
This was a nice vocal jazz album to listen to. Wasn't mind blowing but calming. 7/10.
You'd think that if you named your band "The United States of America" it'd call some attention but yikes this is not great. Mediocre singing and playing. Kind of reminds me of a high school band. Couldn't even finish it because it's just so bad. 1/10.
Listen I get that it's pioneering and all that but I don't really care for it. At least it was over quick. 5/10.
It's not bad but doesn't jump out at me. Like indie rock of the time but not really memorable. 6/10.
I'm not a real big fan of Talking Heads and this album continues to prove it. Not a fan of the style of music though I understand the appeal others may have. 6/10.
Drum & Bass genre album that sounds very typical late 90s. The album is quite long and sounds somewhat experimental. Not really my thing. 4/10.
This is actually a great album. Lots of known songs all throughout with It's Too Late the most known song. 7/10.
The album wasn't bad and I love "Let Me Roll It" and personally think it's the best song on the album. 7/10.
Nice beats and all but not really my thing. Almost like 90s experimental techno hip hop. 4/10.
This isn't all that great. Even the most played songs aren't good - not sure how they get tens of millions plays. 4/10.
I'm pretty indifferent about this album. Nice singing and funky or jazzy at times with splashes of R&B but not really my thing. Nothing really stood out as far as the songs go. 6/10.
Quick album to listen to. Not a bad listen - Hendrix was def a pioneer and sounded great. Can only imagine getting stoned to this in the late 60s lol 7/10.
This was actually a strong album from start to finish. Lots of great songs. 9/10.
The last song on the album, "Time of the Season" was the best song on the album by far. It's pretty easy to get through though the previous songs were somewhat forgettable. 6/10.
Huh look at that - Garbage band name, Garbage album name, garbage music. 3/10.
What a snoozer of an album. Every song sounds the same and isn't really unique in any way. 3/10.
Such an excellent album. Starts off well and tapers off a bit in the second half but still a great listen. 9/10.
I thought this album was alright in the beginning but then started getting really instrumental. Not spectacular and why I feel David Bowie is very hit or miss. 4/10.
Fantastic album - lots of great hits on this and an easy listen. 9/10.
The album goes hard AF! Obviously very political but was excellent throughout. 9/10.
This was a fine listen old punk album. Not crazy good but not bad. 6/10.
Eh I'm not a fan of it - just typical 90s R&B - it all just kind of sounds the same. 4/10.
Not a bad album - easy to listen to. Very 80s sound still. 6/10.
I don't really care for CH's jokey-style of hip hop but that's just me. I can appreciate their work though. 6/10.
This is actually a nice album - thought "GO!" and "The Food" with Kanye providing supporting vocals was great and the best songs on the album. 8/10.
"Come on Eileen" by far the best and most popular song but it was a fun album to listen to. Lead singer almost kind of sounds like Brandon Flowers from The Killers... well, Brandon sounds like him since he came later. 7/10.
"Sara" is the best song on the album, sung by Stevie Nicks. The rest of the album is pretty meh - nothing really stands out. 5/10.
Sounds like lots of Kuti's stuff - enjoyable African jazz. 7/10.
"The Seed" is by far the best and most popular song on the album. I'm not sure I really cared for the album outside of this song and was maybe a little disappointed. 6/10.
Fun album to listen to like many Brazilian samba albums. 7/10.
This is just more Bjork garbage. Yeesh bad singing - I don't understand how anyone could like her music. 3/10.
This is really great if you have insomnia. What a snoozefest. Horrible late 60s typical folk singing. 2/10.
I mean it's literally ambient music - I don't get it. 2/10.
I think it's ok - nothing really special to be honest save for "Lovefool", their by-far greatest hit. 6/10.
This is laughably bad. 1/10.
I imagine everyone at this concert was high as a kite. Just typical bad sounding 70s metal. 3/10.
This was a bit of a snooze - I just don't really care for folk music like this. 4/10.
"Right Here, Right Now", "The Rockafeller Skank", "Praise You", are quite popular obviously and very late 90s sound. Almost sounds experimental electronica. 6/10.
I don't really care for their music and I'm a rock guy. Idk, none of the songs are really catchy or stand out, despite their listens on Spotify. Can respect it though. 6/10.
This was actually a great album. Goes hard AF and lots of the songs are catchy. Love that the first one, "The Age of Pamarius", is the opening theme for Wildboyz lol. 8/10.
This just kind of sucks. Can't tell what kind of genre it's supposed to be. Bad singing all around. 3/10.
This is peak punk. Can't understand anything the singer is saying though. 3/10.
This was a really solid metal album and enjoyed it. 7/10.
This is actually nice classic Cuban jazz. 8/10.
Eh nothing special, in fact it's kind of bland. Has some pretty late 60s rock sound to it compared to when it was released. 5/10.
Classic country that's not horrible but definitely not my thing at all though I understand the appeal if you're from this part of the world. 5/10.
What an awful album. Just sad, mediocre singing and uninspiring music. Yeesh. 2/10.
This is one of the best albums that I've ever heard, despite the Christmas theme. Just about every song is recognizable and excellent. This has got to be the GOAT Christmas album. 10/10.
Totally incredible voice and fun sounding performance. 7/10.
This was a bit boring. Just regular country music I suppose. 5/10.
Just more Bjork garbage. I will never understand how anyone could like her stuff. Such a shame how there's so many more talented people who don't even get a tenth of the recognition she does. 2/10.
Old blues album but not really my thing. Not a huge Clapton fan since he's a mediocre singer. Has Ray Charles cover in it too. 6/10.
Yeesh I mean the Beach Boys def get their sound from Brian but I am just not a fan of this album. It's almost like an experimental album. Ironically, the best song was "Good Vibrations", a song originally released in the 60s. Really? 3/10.
I want to like Radiohead but I'm just not into their music - idk it just seems kind of boring. Can appreciate their work and why others like it, though. 5/10.
What a struggle this was to listen to. Just plain bad singing, forgettable songs, and instruments. 3/10.
"Blue Rondo a la Turk" right off the bat is known from a bunch of movies but "Take Five" is excellent and a Jazz staple. 8/10.
This album just sucked. Was maybe like a funk jam album with the occasional random sounds. 2/10.
It's a nice album and can appreciate it. 7/10.
This was a very nice album honestly. Wouldn't say many recognized hits though, save maybe for "I Can't Stop Loving You". 7/10.
This album belongs on the worst 1001 albums list. Yeesh. 1/10.
I struggle with Bowie's music. I like some of it but it often seems experimental and ahead of it's time, in a way. I thought this album was alright. 6/10.
Good pop album for the time but I never cared for Cyndi Lauper. Can't stand the shrill voice but at least this album has three huge hits and can respect the work. 7/10.
Never been a fan of folk, especially of this era. It's not all bad, it just doesn't catch my attention. 5/10.
This is just a boring album. Songs all sound the same and are so simplistic. No good drumming, singing, or guitar play. Kind of disappointing. 4/10.
A very bland album. Listened to it, had to do something, and already kind of forgot what it sounded like. 4/10.
This album is just so bland and uninteresting. Sounds very late 90s too, if anything. 3/10.
Very funky album. Interesting to hear the sample for Dr Dre's "Let Me Ride" in "Mothership Connection (Star Child)". "Give Up The Funk" also very popular. 6/10.
Not a bad album, generally don't care for Public Enemy but this was good. 7/10.
Just not really a fan. Somewhat boring even by '69 standards. No songs really jumped out at me. 5/10.
"Freedom" is def the biggest hit on the album. Nice album to listen to, to be honest. 7/10.
One of the best rap/hip hop albums of all time, maybe the best. My personal favorite. Every song is just incredible - one of the rare perfect albums and that can be appreciated even if you do not like rap/hip hop. Easy 10/10.
Excellent album all throughout with tons of great songs and probably peak Bruce, at least from a general popularity perspective. Tons of hits. 10/10.
I can certainly appreciate Adele's incredible voice and respect her hit songs, which this album has plenty of. I have two favorites: her cover of "Lovesong" by The Clash and the very underrated "He Won't Go". 9/10.
This was hilariously bad. Horrid singing, no songs worth enjoying, just boring. Somehow "The Killing Moon" has 117m plays on Spotify. 3/10.
This sucks. Horrible boring singing, unimaginative music. 2/10.
This is actually a great album. Lots of good songs especially "Hotel California" which everyone knows. 8/10.
I thought the album was fine, never really cared for LL but the rhymes are nice. Still has a very 80s sound of hip hop. "Around The Way Girl" is my favorite song on the album. 7/10.
This is alright - not the biggest Bowie fan but can appreciate this album. 6/10.
"Crosstown Traffic" my favorite song on the album. Guitar playing throughout obviously fantastic. 7/10.
I'm just not that big of a fan of Janis Joplin's. I want to like the raspy voice and all but I'm just like "meh". "Peice of my Heart" is the most popular song on the album and probably my favorite. 6/10.
This is actually pretty good. Couple pretty popular songs on there but overall a really good listen. 8/10.
Eh nice voice and all but not really crazy about folk music. 6/10.
Not a bad listen - my favorite song was "High Tide or Low Tide". 7/10.
This was alright - obviously they have pretty much the only song they're known for but nothing crazy. 6/10.
This is just so laughably bad. Horrid "singing" and unimaginative songs. 2/10.
Just another bad, boring album. Horrid singing and songs. 3/10.
This is so so so bad. Shrill voice and uninspiring annoying songs. 2/10.
The band actually sounded really though I don't really care for them. Has a very 70s rock sound. 7/10.
Not a bad album honestly. "Heads Will Roll" is the best song. 7/10
Not a bad album - I'm on the fence of whether or not I like REM's music but I think this is really solid. Two big hits with "Man on the Moon" and "Everybody Hurts". 7/10.
This kind of reminds me of a band of dudes in their 40s who casually get together from time to time and play for a town or state fair. Just pretty textbook bland southern rock lol. 4/10.
This is just bad. 2/5 hours of bad music on this album. Sounds pretty punk for the era though. 4/10.
Good album but I suppose I was expecting something more. Kashmir probably the most known song on the album. 7/10.
Interestingly enough there were tons of solos across the album. Not as much singing as I had expected. Not bad though, typical metal. 7/10.
Such a fantastic and easy album to listen to with two huge hits in "Tom Sawyer" and "Limelight". 9/10.
I'm actually shocked this album has this many listens on Spotify considering how boring this is. I suppose people put this on in the background as they're trying to get to sleep? Horrendous singing and unimpressive playing. 3/10.
Good album. "No Woman No Cry" is def the biggest, most recognizable song on this album. 7/10.
I don't think this is all that bad actually. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" was the best song on the album, IMO. 7/10.
Really a masterpiece of an album with the greatest rock song ever written, in "Stairway to Heaven". Fantastic from start to finish. 9/10.
Bob Dylan's music can kiss my ass. Just droning on and on, I have no idea how anyone could like this snoozer of an artist. And enough with the harmonica, it's not good and actually had to turn down the volume at times cause it pierces right through your ears. I really tried to make it through this album but had to bail for my sanity. I won't give him a 1/10 because at least the guitar playing is pleasant, really the only redeeming thing with this album. 2/10.
I mean this is fine, not particularly a fan of Dead Kennedys or their style of early punk but can appreciate it. 5/10.
This is quite bad. Unimaginative lyrics and singing, nothing really special about it really. 4/10.
This album has songs with a ton of plays but I just think this is boring. Not particularly great singing and forgettable songs. 6/10.
Great album from start to finish and a few songs I didn't know were there's, like Train in Vain. 8/10.
Such a fantastic album with masterful vocals. Long album but tons of great songs - an easy classic. 10/10.
My Bloody Valentine? More like My Boring Valentine (got'em). I don't get it - they just drone on and on with the same melodies song in and song out, minimal singing and the parts they do sing it's more like background noise. Not even impressive guitar playing or anything, almost like garage band level of music. 4/10.
Just boring? A really forgettable album. 4/10.
Thought the album was nice, though maybe the songs a bit too long at times. 7/10.
Pretty stellar album with incredible vocals and strong songs from start to finish. 9/10.
Absolute snooze - merely background noise. 4/10.
Not really a fan but can see why people would like it. 5/10.
Just so long and boring. Droning on and on with random music playing and "singing". 3/10.
This is an excellent album with lots of great songs from start to finish and goes hard AF. Excellent instrumentals. 9/10.
This is actually really underrated. Super catchy with "Good Times" being the obvious mega hit but all others are great too. Maybe the easiest album to listen to, 300+ albums into this. 8/10.
Kind of boring; poor singing and a bit of a snoozer. 4/10
This was alright. Songs are a bit too long for my taste but otherwise forgettable. 6/10.
A bit tough to get through parts of it. Kind of just an uninteresting album. 4/10.
This was pretty good though I didn't really recognize any of the music. 7/10.
This is really great for curing insomnia. 3/10.
Finally! An album and band whose name shares the same sentiment a listener feels after listening to it. How does stuff like this even crack the 1001 list? Horrible, basically just spoken word. 2/10
This was a pretty good glam album with a unique sound. First song of course is the biggest hit and sounds very arena rock, while some other tracks have kinda of easy going reggae-voice like sound. 7/10.
I actually can't stand Joplin's voice and was not a fan of this album or her music. She sings like an old lady. 5/10.
Peak late 90s electronica and though I can appreciate it, it aged poorly. 5/10.
Just an experimental instrumental album. Complete snoozefest. 4/10.
This was a nice live classic album. Warm and enjoyable. 6/10
This was a bit... Disappointing? I guess I expected it to be better, have catchier songs. Not horrible, just not as memorable as I had hoped. 7/10.
Excellent, strong album from start to finish. My one complaint is that there are too many songs that are combined into a single track. 9/10.
Mr. Blue Sky the most known song of the album. Was alright, didn't care for most of it. 6/10.
Yeah not really it. Great producer for U2 and can hear some influence among their work, but most of this sounds experimental electronica/rock. 3/10.
Way too long an album but it's funky and very 90s type sound. 6/10
I want to like this more but just felt it to be alright and nothing more. 5/10
Great album and superb vocals, honestly. "You Know I'm No Good" and "Back to Black" were by far my favorites. 9/10
Legit sounds like a battle of the bands generic type band, even including the bad singing. Completely forgettable and average. 5/10.
Kind of a disappointing album and pretty dark. I guess I wanted something "poppier". 4/10.
The album cover and the music are completely in line lol what the hell. I mean I can see how people could get into this but what a ROUGH album to get through. Great drums tho. 2/10
Way too long an album and I wasn't particularly impressed. 24 songs and nothing stood out. 5/10.
Rock Lobster! I actually really like the dynamic the group has, even with the very different sounding voices. A fun album. 7/10
Pretty good album actually. Really nice album from start to finish, great vocals, great instrumentals. "Maggie May" far the best song. 8/10.
Some pretty popular songs on the album but I was never quite the fan of early rap though I can certainly appreciate this. 7/10
Not very good. Shrieking voice and uninspiring music, kind of sounds like a Battle of the Bands band. 4/10.
Nice album but kind of boring. More artistic than anything. 6/10
Great album with "Brass in Pocket" the best most known song. 7/10.
Yeesh this was a rough one to get through. 4/10
Old timey honky tonk but surprisingly enjoyable. 6/10
I mean I can see how some people would like this but this just isn't for me. 6/10
Excellent album from start to finish. Tons of well known songs. 9/10
This sucked. Annoyingly bad singing, forgettable album. 4/10.
This was a nice album actually, very pleasant to listen to. 8/10
Nothing on this really stood out for me - it was nice, but not memorable. 7/10.
Not an Elvis Costello fan and am just really neutral on this album. 6/10.
This is the music you'd hear at a department store or something. Great if you suffer from insomnia. 4/10.
I couldn't wait for this to be over. Just sad and boring and depressing and all sounded the same. 3/10
Pretty dated music, not exactly crazy about it. Typical late 90s electronica. 6/10.
Forgettable album. Nice singing but nothing stands out. 6/10.
It was alright. Liked the reggae but nothing jumped out. 7/10
Strong vocals from Rod Stewart throughout and bluesy guitar. "I ain't superstitious" is my favorite song on the album and remember hearing it in movies, I want to say in "Casino*. 7/10.
Really great album throughout and hits hard. "Down in a Hole" is the best song on the album, IMO. 9/10.
Truthfully, this was just alright. Maybe I need to spend more time listening to it but this was just alright. 7/10.
Not a fan of his music, just not a great album. 4/10.
WAY too long an album. Nice but I lost interest. Liked the mix of Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins tho. 6/10
Relaxing at times, sure, but totally forgettable. Just a "whatever" album. 5/10.
I mean it went by quickly but i don't know if that's because I had to tune it out as background noise. Not great. 5/10.
This was borderline unlistenable. Some music with just screaming or talking over random instrument playing. 2/10.
Not a bad album, classic country music. 6/10.
Some notable songs on this album; Flower (my favorite), Porcelain, and others. Interesting album but way too long. 7/10.
Great live album. Fun to listen to and has the huge hit, "I Want You to Want Me" + "Surrender". 8/10
Album wasn't bad but nothing really stood out either. 7/10.
Great strong album all the way through with lots of hits. 8/10.
This was amateur at best. 4/10.
Nice album of what sounds like mostly covers? Great, powerful vocals. 8/10.
Good album, not because it's Elvis, but because it's legitimately a good album. Blue Suede Shoes probably the best, most recognizable song on the album but all else strong. A couple covers I noticed. 8/10.
I can understand the appeal though it's not in my language - and it's certainly better than alot of the nonsense in English I've listened to through this site. 6/10.
Half these songs are annoying covers of really popular songs with the rest maybe original? Who knows; can't imagine willingly wanting to listen to this but here we are. 3/10.
So I listened to the first few songs and had to pause it to do something. As I was about to resume, I didn't remember what the first couple of songs I listened to sounded like and I think that's pretty telling for how the album finishes - totally forgettable. I guess I could give bonus points for it being a short and quick album. 4/10.
Loved this album - really groovy and plenty of great hits. "Time to Pretend", "Electric Feel", "Kids" are all great. 8/10.
It is blasphemous that this album only has a 3.75 star average at the time of writing (Jun 27, '22). Such an incredibly strong album from start to finish. Almost every song was a hit or recognizable. One of the easiest perfect scores I've give yet. 10/10
Great album though I was expecting maybe more hits or known songs the way everyone talks about this initiative? 9/10.
Such a painful listen - so folky with mediocre singing and droning on and on. 4/10.
Right off the bat, great, known song (Uncontrollable Urge) and in a few movies. Satisfaction is obviously a cover but a great take on it - reminds me of the movie Casino. All else is good too but it does taper off. 8/10.
More like "Music for the Deaf". Yeesh it's just kind of this industrial or drum & beat electronica. 3/10.
Just completely forgettable with really an annoying singing voice. Almost like whispering or uninspired singing as if it was was a secret album. Not a fan of folk music and boy was this ever. 4/10.
I actually loved it - pretty strong from start to finish with two big hits: "Heart of Glass" and "One Way or Another". 8/10.
Excellent album - lots of hits and the second half of the album is probably better. "Waiting in Vain" is probably my favorite despite the popularity of others. 9/10.
This was alright. Nice jazzy funk sound but not really for me. 6/10.
Like all Brazilian music from this era, it's quite relaxing to listen to. 7/10.
One of the easiest 5 stars on this list. Top 2 U2 album alongside The Joshua Tree, and a perfect studio follow-up even with a reinvention of their sound that would usher them through the 90s. My personal favorite is "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" but lots of other excellent songs on there. People getting caught up the unoriginal anti-Bono/U2 trope... it's a shame considering how great this one is. 9/10
It's a nice album with a sweet voice and smooth jazzy at times. First song the biggest hit probably. 6/10.
Not that big a fan of Sonic Youth's music and this album didn't really change my opinion. 4/10.
It was a nice album but I often fail to see the appeal with alot of Bowie's music, I don't know. Love the song "Heroes", though. Biggest hit on the album. But I don't get the nature or "peaceful" music in the second half of the album as it takes alot away from the album. 7/10.
Never heard of these guys before - not a bad album. 7/10.
Great sounding album despite it being recorded live. Lots of his hits from top to bottom and a quick and easy listen. 8/10.
I mean it's ok but I'm not exactly crazy about it. Not a fan of her voice and too folky for my taste.
I can appreciate their body of work and sound but I just wasn't that big a fan of their music, save a song or two. This album wasn't really it for me. 7/10.
I mean the album cover pretty much personifies the music but holy hell I don't know how someone can listen to this. It's the musical equivalent of bashing my head against the wall. 2/10.
This came out in 2017 but it sounds dated already - sounds like it is experimental late 70s electronica. Just not great. 3/10.
Just like the previous Leonard Cohen albums I've listened to so far on this: Just not a fan of folk music in general and find it and this album boring. Can appreciate his work, but not for me. 4/10.
I can see why people would like this but it's not exactly my cup of tea. No songs really jumped out at me. 5/10
Pretty folky and I generally don't care for folk. I mean it's alright and pleasant, just not my thing. Has a little bit of a Brandi Carlile sound, just not nearly as good as her. 6/10.
This is alright - nice album but nothing really stood out. 6/10.
This album has my favorite Stones song - Wild Horses; but has other great songs in Brown Sugar, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Moonlight Mile. 8/10
Just painfully boring - nothing about this is enthusiastic or exciting to listen to. Big snoozefest. 4/10.
Nice electro-rock sound. "Starlight" and "Supermassive Black Hole" are probably the most known songs. 8/10.
This sounds just like all the other electronica from the late 90s. Nothing special about this; dime a dozen. 4/10.
Classic country. Wouldn't say I'm exactly into it but I can see why some people would be into it. 5/10.
Laughable singing, uninspired music. Just boring all around. 4/10.
I can understand why or how some people like this but I just don't get it. 4/10.
Super quick album which was nice, considering that it wasn't very memorable. Sounds very late 60s which isn't a bad thing, but doesn't really stand out for the era. 4/10
Really annoying voice/singing. Droning on and on and the songs aren't all that dissimilar. Nothing about this album is exciting. 4/10.
Not bad, kind of sounds like Deadmau5. 6/10.
Never been much a Clapton fan - just not my style of music though I can see why people appreciate it. Great cover of I Shot the Sheriff though. 6/10.
This is kind of, boring? Just sounds like generic rock. No great singing or instruments. 5/10.
Album has the New Wave hits "Tainted Love" and "Where Did Our Love Go?". Long album but great listen. 7/10.
This was a great album actually and the sound is excellent, despite its age. Easy to understand lyrics and good tunes all around and super classic country. 7/10.
This was alright - kind of generic rock of the era with some influences of The Rolling Stones, just obviously not as good. 6/10.
Why do people pretend that they enjoy Bob Dylan's music? Just droning on and on with his horrible voice and ear piercing harmonica. Who cares? 3/10.
I actually couldn't wait for this to be over. Just nonsensical speaking into the mic. 3/10.
Not a bad album but I find it hilarious how almost all of these electronica albums that are on this 1001 list are the exact opposite of what everyone needs to listen to before they die. In other words, it's electronica that in almost every case isn't very good, that no one personally seeks to listen to, or is too experimental to carry any sort of melody or want to get you out of your seat. You'd think we'd hear more of the big time artists but I suppose not. Anyway, 6/10.
Let's call it what it is: Just a crappy garage band with way too many songs on their album (really? nearly 30 songs?) 4/10.
Eh this was alright - very early 70s rock sounding. 7/10.
A bit risky calling modern life rubbish when putting an album like this. I mean it's alright but it's also a bit rubbish - sorry, had to do it. I mean it's not impressive and somehow all British alt rock sounds the same. 6/10.
Great album with a few major hits, "Light my Fire", "Break on Through", "Soul Kitchen". Love Ray Mazarek's synthesizer. 8/10.
Not an Elvis Costello fan and this album didn't change me. Just kind of a forgettable album. 6/10.
Basically department store music.
Not really a fan but can see why people would like this. 6/10.
This was actually an excellent album - I thought it was very strong from start to finish. 8/10.
Pretty good album actually. "Children in Time" is the best song on the album, especially the middle portion. 7/10.
Any absolute snoozer of an album. Bad singing, bad songs, and very late 60s sounding. 4/10.
Kicks off perfectly with "Sympathy for the Devil" which is the best, most popular song on the album. Rest of it is pretty bluesy - great album. 8/10.
Great album, especially with "Monday, Monday" and "California Dreamin'". "Somebody Groovy" is pretty underrated, IMO. 8/10.
Who seriously could like this? Just speaking into a microphone with some light repetitive instrumentals. 3/10.
Album title doesn't lie - he really is a genius. Great album with a mix of Big Band and Soul styles. 8/10.
I've listened to a few of Elvis Costello's albums and they all sound... the same? Not particularly fond of his voice which I know he can't do anything about, but his music all kind of sounds the same. Not great, but also doesn't make me want to raise the volume, either. 6/10.
This sucks - most songs just aren't great while others are OK at best. These guys should always sing in harmony so to obscure the poor singing quality... totally laughable singing. How on Earth was this band able to amass such a huge following? 3/10.
Thought this was a great album with my two favorites, "Y Control" and "Maps". Doesn't sound from 2003, if anything they were ahead of their time. Great energy from start to finish. 8/10.
So I got this album on a Friday and I had written a review for it, saying it was forgettable and that nothing really jumped out. I've logged back in on Monday and it's true - this was just totally forgettable and don't remember a thing about it. 5/10.
This was a really great album with a few notable songs in "Personal Jesus", "Enjoy the Silence", and "Policy of Truth". Electronica done right, unlike much of the bullshit electronic music that I've listened to on this 1001 list. 8/10.
Grunge bands always had the best MTV Unplugged performances and this one is the crown jewel. Excellent and raw. Great mix of covers, too. 9/10.
Starts off with one of my favorite Bowie songs in "Young Americans" but follows up with other great hits in "Fame" and "Across the Universe". Great album and strong from start to finish. 9/10.
No big hits I could recognize but one of the most relaxing albums I've ever heard. A nice pleasant listen. 8/10.
Pretty good band, "Alright" being a somewhat familiar hit. 7/10.
Great album and full of energy. Really unique sound and great vocals. "Our Lips Are Sealed" is my personal favorite despite the other hits like "We Got The Beat" on the album. Love the album cover too. 8/10.
Surprisingly good album and kinda of sounds like Culture Club at times. "Bonny" was my favorite on the album. 7/10.
"Bad Moon Rising" was the most popular song on the album. Great vocals and very Americana sounding album. I will say, though, I can't stand the electric guitar a few of the songs. Just kind of ear piercing and almost amateur sounding? 7/10.
Couldn't wait to stop listening. Not a fan of Joni's music or this genre really. Just boring and repetitive. I suppose she's very talent but this is isn't for me. 5/10.
Really great album with two monster hits in "Black Magic Woman" and "Oye Como Va". Guitar playing across the rest of the album is just as fantastic. 8/10.
Not a big Neil Young fan. Just not crazy abut his music though it's easy to listen to. 6/10.
"Solsbury Hill" is probably the best, most known song on the album and my personal favorite. Nice album though I suppose I was expecting to hear more known songs but that's probably on his other albums. 7/10.
Not a huge Steely Dan fan and this was alright; sounds very similar to Fagen's band work for obvious reasons. I recognize "New Frontier" and hadn't heard it in many years; love that this 1001 list sometimes gives you little nuggets every now and then of songs you haven't heard in forever. Very easily listen and kinda reminds me of music you'd hear in a department store. 6/10.
Not a big fan. Just very dated electronica with some singing. 5/10.
Great album and somewhat flamboyant at times, maybe too much? "Bohemian Rhapsody" saves it a little bit but it may be a tad too funky for my taste. 8/10.
It's a nice album with two big hits in "Levan" and "Tiny Dancer". Rest was nice but didn't exactly pop or warrant a 5 star rating. 8/10.
Kind of a crazy mix of music. Funk, Reggae, Ska, and some Rock. It's a fun album but it's a bit all over the place. 6/10.
Incredible blues album. "Mannish Boy" a killer song to start the album. It does trail off though - the album appears to be top heavy but a great listen all throughout. 8/10.
Incredible album with fantastic singing and catchy tunes. Lots of big hits on this one, "Saturday Night's Alright", "Bennie and the Jets", and has an incredible start with the long opener in "Funeral for a Friend". 9/10.
"Sabotage" the best, most known song on the album and also really loved "Get It Together". Surprised to hear so many instrumental tracks and I do think the album is a bit too long because of it. 8/10.
Surprisingly nice album to listen to; the whole album has a certain vibe that catches you by surprise. I will say thought that most of the songs sounded very similarly, thought. 8/10.
Surely there was another album that could've squeezed into the 1001 list over this bullshit. Horrid late 60s nonsense. Gotta be one of the worst albums on this list. 1/10.
Excellent album with "Time" being my favorite but of course have to include "Money". Lots of melodies with incredible vocals. 8/10.
It's ok. Nice vocals and all but not really my thing. 4/10.
"Moondance", "Crazy Love", "Into the Mystic", and "Glad Tidings" are the most known songs on the album. I thought the album started strong, tapered a bit, and finished well. Great vocals and didn't realize how many great, known songs Van Morrison actually had, especially on a single album. 8/10.
This album has tons of energy right from the first second of the first track. Lots of known hits, including "What it Takes", "Love in an Elevator", and "Janie's Got a Gun". "Young Lust" and "F.I.N.E." were nice surprises; love Aerosmith. 9/10.
This album was a bit of a letdown. I usually get excited whenever I see a samba album come across but the late 90s electronica infusion just doesn't cut it. Just doesn't stand the test of time like all electronic music of this era, IMHO. Would've been way better if they just stuck to the traditional samba sounds. 4/10.
"Creep" and "Waterfalls" are the two most known songs on the album. Thought it was pretty good but do think it was a bit too long. 7/10.
Just an instrumental album with minor vocals but goes on for way too long. Typical Brian Eno work. 4/10.
Pioneering garage/grunge rock, just wished the audio was better quality. Half this album were cover songs of other artists which is hardly impressive. Anyone can cover a song but the real talent is writing original music and performing it. It's alright, just very raw sounding and the screaming into the mic gets tiresome with every song. In a unique way it somehow got a bit worse as I got further along into the album; you can thank the unoriginal songs and incessant screaming for that. Fortunately it was a super quick listen albeit disappointing. 4/10.
Incredible album from start to finish. Unique approach with background sounds in between songs. "Hey You", "Comfortably Numb", "Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2" are among the best. 9/10.
"Hot for Teacher", "Jump", and "Panama", along with incredible Eddie guitar and David Lee Roth vocals all throughout. What's not to love? 9/10.
Not really a fan. This almost sounds like the band is trying too hard? Difficult to put into words. None of the songs were really catchy. 5/10.
Thanks to this 1001 list, I'm starting to grow convinced that music released in the 90s is either spectacular or horrendous. This album has background/elevator music on one track, nonsensical jibberish on another, and I don't know what else on the next. Guess where this one falls? 3/10.
One of the best and for good reason - most songs are fantastic from all four band members. 10/10.
Thought it was a nice album to have on in the background but not much more. Also, how this gets on here and not the Bee Gee's Saturday Night Fever is criminal. This is considering that the Saturday Night Fever album was a gigantic commercial success and there's only two other Bee Gee's albums on this 1001 list, none of which have the songs SNF has. 6/10.
I kind of couldn't wait for this to be over. Just low tier new wavy and sounds like alot of other new wave of the era, just not as good at all. 4/10.
Not a big Common fan and this album reinforced my belief. 5/10.
This album sucked ass. Just nonsensical singing, nothing catchy, across 22 songs for 1 hour+. 3/10.
I thought this was a great punk album all throughout. Great vocals. 7/10.
Incredible album with a bunch of bangers in "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", "Zero", and "Tonight, Tonight". 9/10
This album can kiss my whole ass. It's not music, it's just electronic sounds. This isn't even pioneering... it's literally just sounds. I'd say that this is the equivalent of splattering paint on a canvas and hanging it up on a modern art museum and calling it art. 1/10.
This wasn't great. All sounds the same and nothing stood out. Way too long an album for something so mediocre/forgettable. 5/10.
Thought that this was a great album with two big hits in "Detroit Rock City" and "Shout It Out Loud". 7/10.
This sucked ass. Never would've thought I would've heard Yoko Ono levels of shrieking on a track but here we are. Also barely any singing, just spoken word. This album is the personification of the weird horse girl everyone had in school. 3/10.
This was alright - nothing jumped out at me. Great vocals and all but no major hits that I could recall. 7/10.
Tighten Up and "Howlin' for You" are the two songs I recognized but also really loved "Never Gonna Give You Up". Great album from start to finish. 7/10.
This was alright - nothing really jumped out at me but the vocals and overall sound are great. 6/10.
I didn't think it was very good. Just strange/typical psychedelic 60s music but this was generally annoying. I suppose I was expecting more of a Who sound. Instead, got many soft melodies, strange songs, bad singing, and background sounds/noises. 4/10.
This album went hard AF with "Master of Puppets" being the obvious best song. 8/10.
Couldn't wait for this to be over. I presume this is the musical version of going on an acid trip. 3/10.
Didn't think this was all that bad. Really crazy arrangements all throughout but generally enjoyable. 7/10.
I weirdly have a soft spot for honky tonk Country music and this album truthfully wasn't all that bad. No major songs that I could say I loved, but it wasn't bad. 7/10.
Probably among the last 80s style hip hop. Can't say I'm not a crazy big fan of this if I'm honest. It's good but I wouldn't say it's great. 7/10.
I thought this was an excellent album even though I'm not the biggest CCR fan. Big hits in "Proud Mary" and "Good Golly Miss Molly". Also shoutout for the album being easy and short to listen to - almost 500 albums in on this and I can't tell you how many albums should've been shortened to make it better; I guess people like to think more is better when in many cases it's not. 8/10.
"Show Me The Way", "Baby I Love Your Way", and "Do You Feel Like We Do" are three super hits that I really like. Crazy good live album. 9/10.
Really a masterpiece in jazz and it was a nice short album to listen to. 8/10.
Not really good. Bad singing and I get it's punky but usually punk songs go harder/have good music. This has neither. 5/10.
Just bad - songs aren't great and singing may be worse. 4/10.
I actually really liked this album. Really nice vibe to it from start to finish. Funky hip hop jazz. 7/10.
Not exactly my type of tune. Can respect the standards, but not my cup of tea. 6/10.
What in the hell was this. It was a mix of Merengue, West African-style music, hip hop, etc. It was all over the place and each song was a surprise, and not a particularly good one. Just not good. 3/10.
This is super British 80's pop and I kinda liked it, especially their big hit, "Our House". 6/10.
Nice album but can definitely tell that it's a debut. Excellent vocals but no songs really jumped out at me as her later work did. 7/10.
"Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit" were the most popular songs I recognized on the album. Was generally fine; no major opinion of it. 6/10.
One of the easiest albums I've listened to since I started this. Really nice Rock pioneering album. 7/10.
Just a late 60s/early 70s sounding band. Nothing stood out on the album. In fact, it all sounded the same. 5/10.
Not a fan at all. Kinda of somber, which I guess makes sense since I believe he had passed before this album was released. At least it was a shorter album. 6/10.
Not really my cup of tea and nothing stood out. It kinda sounds like someone had a megastar of a sister and was able to get a record deal as a result. Nice voice at times but don't really care for it. 6/10.
Damn this just wasn't great - I don't get the appeal. Literally just electronica/instrumentals. 3/10.
Honestly it's way too long an album. Just going on and on. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the instrumentals but I feel like too much of it is a bad thing; songs are unnecessarily long and the music isn't exactly blowing me away. 6/10.
Never really a fan of folky kind of music but this was at least a bit pleasant to hear. Nothing crazy but was fine. 7/10.
Actually really nice music and pleasant to jam to. 7/10.
This was alright - nothing crazy. Kind of a middle of the road album where nothing stood out; really average. 6/10.
This was pretty groovy actually. Nice album and short. 8/10.
This was a pretty unique album; only 3 songs but the first two very long. I'm generally not a fan of these kinds of albums but I thought that the band did a great job, especially with "Close to the Edge". Great all around. 8/10.
Kind of sounds like generic rock background music. 6/10.
This album goes hard AF but it's not really my thing. I certainly can appreciate the work and music though. 7/10.
Listen, I get that these guys pioneered electronica but it's borderline unlistenable. No good songs or catchy tunes. 2/10.
Really a classic with lots of hits. "Girls", "Brass Monkey", "No Sleep Til Brooklyn", and "Paul Revere". I'm not a gigantic fan of the Beastie Boys but can't deny how great this album is. 8/10.
"Dreamer" is the only song I recognized but I have to say this album was just alright; not a huge fan of some of the bad singing. 7/10.
Straight up garbage. Who listens to this bullshit, and how does it get on the top 1001? Somehow the singing sounds like an even worse Tom Waits and he's a talentless hack. 1/10.
Outside of "Song 2", which is the most popular song by a mile on the album, I thought it was alright. Not crazy about it. 6/10.
Horrible singing, songs just go on and on and on. Not really impressed and sounds too much like a cheap garage band. 4/10.
Thought that this was a great album, for someone that has barely listened to the band. I love the vocals and overall sound of the band. I do wish there was at least one known song, though. 8/10.
Album reminded me of college - "Thinkin Bout You" was great and thought the whole album was great too. 8/10.
I don't understand a word of it but I found to be really good - nice flow and pretty funky at times. Good, respectable listen, especially since alot of these foreign language albums on this 1001 list are bad listens. 8/10.
I actually loved this album. So fully of energy from start to finish with two big hits in "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Legs", the latter my personal favorite ZZ Top song. I do wish it was a bit stronger in the last few songs but great nevertheless. 9/10.
A pretty violent album containing so many of Em's classic hits, including "Kill You", "The Real Slim Shady", "The Way I Am", and his best song (IMO), "Stan". I guess it's not for everybody but I think it's a great reflection of his difficult upbringing. 10/10.
Absolutely stellar album - one of my all time favorites. Just so fully of energy, grit, and instant classic hits in "Jeremy", "Even Flow", "Alive", and "Black". This album makes you want to crank the speakers up to the max from the get go but I will say that the album does taper a bit towards the end. 10/10
This was just alright - I always found Lorde to be a bit pretentious. First song I've heard before but her music is the stuff teenage girls would listen to and this is, needless to say, not my demo. Plus I can't stop thinking about that CRINGY video of her shushing her audience so she can sing horribly a capella. 6/10.
This was just boring? No songs stood out and didn't find the singing or music particularly engaging. Just all sounds the same. 5/10.
This album caught me pleasantly by surprise. Very African good vibes, like classic African sound from the 90s. 7/10.
A few notable songs on the album, like "Up Around The Bend". Never really was a big fan of CCR but can certainly appreciate their music. Some songs are dopey though, like "Ooby Dooby" is a waste of time. There's a cover or two on the album as well, which I almost never appreciate on studio albums because it's just filler, IMHO. Like we don't need an 11+ minute rendition of "Heard it through the grapevine". 7/10.
I wanted to like this album more than I did and more than how everyone carries on about it? Some songs are fine, don't get me wrong, but it feels a bit... overrated? 7/10.
Fantastic album from start to finish - lots of my favorite Nirvana songs on it as well. 9/10.
Horrible. Bad singing, nothing stood out, and just droning on and on. 3/10.
Never been an Elvis Costello fan and this album didn't change my mind; kinda can't stand his stuffy nose sounding singing. It's alright, nothing special. 6/10.
Outside of the popular "The Humpty Dance" this just wasn't very good. Early hip hop that just hasn't aged very well. It's crazy to see how far hip hop would evolve in a handful of years to the mid-90s, knowing what we know now. 4/10.
Don't get me wrong, it's a very nice album for someone with a very long and successful career, but the whole thing is almost all covers which is disappointing. Album also has his cover of Trent Reznor's "Hurt" which I think may be the most overrated cover ever. I'm not strictly opposed to maybe including a cover in an album but I don't understand how people can grade this any higher than 4 starts considering it's almost all a rehashing of other people's music. 5/10.
Absolutely horrible, music aged terribly and just about every song was dopey. It's as if the album was made by children or a budget version of The Beatles. Anyone reviewing this as a good album has got to be smoking penis. 3/10.
I enjoy some tango but I guess I'm not exactly ecstatic with this modern take on tango. It's fine, but I guess some classics shouldn't be improved on, especially if someone thinks that they can improve by using late 90s, very early 00's poorly aged beats and remixes. Also, the album is way too long given how mediocre the music is. 4/10.
It was nice familiarizing myself with Oasis' music as I always wanted to get into them but never got around to it. I thought the album was pretty good and recognized maybe one of their songs from elsewhere. Nice listen. 8/10.
I had actually never heard this album from start to finish and there were a couple things that came to mind as I finished: 1) It's quite long and I feel like they could've trimmed some of the fat. 2) Is home to two of some of the most popular songs in "Give it Away" and "Under the Bridge", my personal favorite. It does sound quite modern, though, especially given that it came out in '91; it aged wonderfully, music-wise. Sounds pretty modern. 8/10
Had no idea that "Lust for Life" and "The Passenger" were actually Iggy's. This was a pretty good album and caught me by surprise, especially with the unexpected David Bowie collab. 7/10.
This wasn't bad overall though some songs are quite bad; I recognized one song in "Picture Book". The overall thing is just pretty dated and didn't find many of the songs to be appealing. 5/10.
This album reminds me of the music edgy middle schoolers would listen to in the early 2000s. This album is so strange; I kind of want to like it and some songs are alright, but it's just all over the place. Some songs I'm familiar with but for the most part it's a musical version of what I'd guess hot dog water would sound like as music. 5/10.
Good God was this not it... just going on and on and on. Weird mesh between country and acoustic nothingness. Oh, did I mention the horrid singing? I wanted to like it but it's just all over the place and it is way too long, to add insult to injury. I had to bail early. 3/10.
Listen I'm sure people of the culture can appreciate and I can respect Nusrat's devotion to his music and you can hear it in some of the music, but I can't quite get into old Pakistani music. Not his fault, I'm just from the other side of the world. 4/10.
Nice album with "Can I Kick It?" probably being the most known song on the album. I did notice throughout that TCQ sampled a bunch of well known songs; that's not to say that hip hop groups don't do that, but I guess they go with lesser known songs so it flies under the radar and becomes less of a distraction. Overall the album is fine, maybe a little too long. 8/10.
Such a hard-hitting, gritty, tough album. Incredible songs throughout and powerful lyrics and one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. What also makes it great is that it was the perfect length at 40 minutes. 9/10.
I actually enjoyed the album and thought it was great all around; definitely hear Wu Tang samples all around throughout, not to mention many collaborations with Ghostface. 8/10.
Such an incredibly soulful album with outrageously good vocals, especially considering that it's a live album. Man that must've been a hell of a concert to be a part of. 9/10.
I enjoyed this album, especially "The Dark of the Matineee", "Come on Home", and "Take Me Out". I feel like it's tricky getting this genre right without making the music sound annoying as many British bands of the era seemed to fail to do (and many made this 1001 list somehow). I also love how this was a super quick listen. 8/10.
I found this album to be quite relaxing, actually. Has a very in-the-era indie sound to it and best of all... it's a quick listen. 8/10.
I mean this is fine... just sounds like typical Spanish hippie music. Those dudes you'd see in a botellon with dreads not really drinking but smoking a ton of weed. I thought I recognized the guy from "Me Gustas Tu" on a different album. 6/10.
So the name is the only good thing about this album. Vocals are laughable at best and songs are all over the place. Pro-tip: screaming constantly is not singing. This band sounded like a battle of the bands entry at best. 3/10.
Killer album with fantastic everything... vocals, percussion, and guitars all come in so crisp. This album has some of their biggest hits of course and it's such a quick and easy list. Easy five stars. 9/10.
The best part about this was that it was the shortest album I've heard so far on this 1001 list. Good god was this a difficult listen. Crap lyrics and some of the worst singing ever - it reminded me of something who thinks they can sing like Sinatra except they're a 2 time divorcee doing karaoke at his local bar trying to pick up chicks half his age. How did this group win a record contract!? 2/10.
This was such a great album. Obviously everyone knows "Imagine" but "Jealous Guy" and "Gimme Some Truth" are both excellent too, even "How Do You Sleep". Nice and easy listen and strong all throughout, except maybe "Oh Yoko!" for obvious reasons. 9/10.
I mean it's a classic hip hop album and kind of the bridge between 80s style hip hop before the more hard-hitting 90s takeover. Couple classic hits like "911 Is A Joke" and of course, "Fight the Power". 7/10.
Honestly this sounded like generic late 70s punk rock. Didn't find much special with it - wasn't horrible, but nothing jumped out at me. It actually started out ok but seemed to take a weird turn towards the middle before returning to a better sound towards then end. 5/10.
Lyrics are better than the music and singing. I guess I wanted to like it more but having only 1 of the 3 components isn't exactly going to give John Prine a great score. Was alright. 5/10.
Totally horrible. Atrocious singing and all the songs sound the same. Battle of the Bands performance at best. 3/10.
Classic 2000s hip hop album with two huge bangers in "Many Men", "In Da Club", "P.I.M.P.", and "21 Questions". A bit too long for my taste but went by surprisingly quick; great album. Reviewers leaving poor reviews are indirectly telling everyone their age IMHO. 8/10.
Honestly? Generic 2000s Britpop and nothing else that's special, even though they're Swedish. And it being a compilation album makes it less impressive. 4/10.
This was actually a really good listen - absolutely loved the intro instrumental to the album in "Bodhisattva". Pleasant and quick album. 7/10.
I mean it was a nice album, far too long though. Nice vocals and instrumentals though I'm not particularly a fan of some of the music, sounds a little jokey at times? 6/10.
Very bluesy, obviously, but I was just... bored with it? Maybe I don't get it. Fortunately it was a quicker one. 5/10.
Right off the bat with the megahit "Take on Me" which I love - peak 80's sound. Rest of the album was fine, nothing crazy, nice all around. 7/10.
Spectacular album with tons of megahits. "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Another Part of Me", "Man in the Mirror"... it just goes on. Damn near impossible to follow up the masterpiece that is "Thriller" but this is as close to a perfect follow-up you can get. 9/10.
What a painful listen right out the gate. Horrendous "singing", dark all around, and droning on and on. Not to mention boring ass instrumentals... next. 3/10.
One of my favorite albums of all time. Such bangers from the get go, including everyone's favorite, "Mr. Brightside". One of the easiest 5 stars I could give. 10/10.
Not exactly in love with this. I mean it's fine, but it didn't blow me away nor did I particularly care for any of their songs and especially the singing. Still has an 80s sound with a 90s fusion, so I guess that's nice. 6/10.
What caught me by surprise is how very late 90s they sound despite it being released in 1983... just a very futuristic sound given the era. Really nice album. 8/10.
It's a nice album - very pleasant voice and songs but reminds me of light country music a teenage girl would listen to. Nevertheless, good listen. 7/10.
Nice album, you're dad's smooth rock. I'm not a crazy fan of Steely Dan but you're always going to know what you're going to get with them - smooth, easy listening. 7/10.
Not a big fan of this to be honest. Fine singing, but only one song was memorable/popular in "Slipping Through My Fingers". Outside of that, no songs were very memorable. 6/10.
This is a really great album for anyone suffering from insomnia. What even is this? Just light singing with bland instrumentals. Sometimes I have no idea how some of these albums make it on to this 1001 list. 3/10.
"My Generation" clearly the most popular, recognizable song on the album. I didn't particularly care for the rest of the songs; in fact, the album is too long; less can often be more. Otherwise very mid-to-late 60s sound. 7/10.
I didn't really get this album. Was an ok listen but nothing was particularly memorable. 5/10.
Damn, this hippie shit sucks. All that's missing is my weed/LSD and long hair. Jokes aside, this is just not very good, I don't know how anyone could find this enjoyable. 2/10.
This music reminds me those biopics of musicians that started in the South and how an unrelated band was playing music on stage but weren't very good and nothing ever happened with them, all while there is dialogue around the main character happened in the foreground. Yeesh, this was a struggle to listen to. 4/10.
Opening track pretty popular, the rest is pretty dated hip hop. Enjoyable album, though not necessarily my thing. 6/10.
Like most Beatles albums, really great. "Can't Buy Me Love" is probably my favorite (and I'd also say the most known song on the album, too). It's interesting... you really don't appreciate how great The Beatles were until you've listened to a ton of different albums from this era. And thanks to this 1001 list (575 albums in at the time of writing), I've listened to stuff from the 60s that (somehow) made it to the list and it's often utter crap when compared to how prolific these guys were. 8/10.
Interesting mix of light mariachi, world, jazz. Was alright, just a general weird fusion. 5/10.
Only good thing about this is how short the album is. All else is just a snoozefest, and I generally like this era of country. 4/10.
I love the Bee Gees but admittedly I am a little unfamiliar with their pre-disco era. I can't say I'm exactly in love with this or preceding albums. In other words, thank god for disco. 5/10.
Didn't exactly love this. Some songs are fine but alot of it is just boring or annoying screaming/nonsensical rambling. Really wanted to get into it but just not my thing. 4/10.
I thought this was an incredibly raw and powerful album. Sounds great despite it's age and the atmosphere comes in perfectly. 8/10.
I thought this was fantastic - super easy listen. 8/10.
"Walk on the Wild Side" and "Perfect Day" are the two I recognized the most on the album. Overall I thought it was just alright - never a huge fan of Lou Reed's music and this album is not absolved of having any clunkers... in fact there were a few. 5/10.
I can't stand Indian music to begin with and this doesn't help. Christ almighty what a tough listen. WTF is what the Yoko Ono-esque screeching? 2/10.
Damn the editors of the 1001 Best Albums book must've been smokin' penis to put this on the list. What. The. Hell. 1/10.
One of the greatest albums ever made, enough said. Masterpiece. 10/10
Honestly it's just unimpressive rock that has a typical late 70s/early 80s sound to while shifting into the now-known 90s sound. It's kinda harmless and forgettable, though the lead singer has a HORRID voice. 4/10.
This was so irritating to listen to. Just all over the place. 3/10.
I thought this was really great actually. Some songs aren't as strong but overall this was fantastic old school hip hop. I will say though that I think the album is a bit too long. 7/10.
This was a fun album but I wouldn't say that this is super great. Not really very memorable. 6/10
Thought the album started very strong but tapered off as it progressed. The only thing I'll take away from it is that the songs can be too long. Otherwise there are a bunch great songs, most notably "1999" and "Little Red Corvette". 8/10
Alright so I'm not a fan of Dylan's music and have listened to a few of his albums prior to this one. This one is not as horrendous as his other nonsense, especially with the megahit of "Blowin' in the Wind" and a couple other songs which I'd consider to be listenable. That said, Bob Dylan is the most overrated musical artist ever and that is not an exaggeration. I saw another review and felt they hit the nail right on the head, "Important? Sure. Historical? Yes. Fun to listen to? No." 4/10.
Lead singer sounds kind of like Sting. Some songs were fine, others were just kind of boring and slow and go on and on. Not horrible, just whatever. 6/10.
Some of the worst singing ever. Imagine being a bandmate and you've practiced your craft playing guitar or drums, and then this shmuck gets on the mic and starts mumbling nonsense. Also a 2 hour album. All that "singing" and nothing to say. 4/10
This was literally just background music. 6/10.
Come on man, this was just garbage. 3/10.
Icepick-in-the-ear kind of singing on this album. Instrumentals were pretty good but oof that lead singer kills everything else, and not in a good way. 5/10
"La Grange" is the best, most popular song on the album by far. I thought the rest of it was just alright. 7/10.
I mean it was pleasant but not really my thing. All in Icelandic, which also doesn't help. 5/10.
I thought the album was pretty nice, though I would say there were definitely a few misses. I also thought the album was a bit too long - definitely could've scrapped a few songs. "The Rising" was absolutely the best song on the album and was a bit more meaningful, considering my proximity to the events of 9/11. 8/10
You know, just because 1001 albums is a nice even/catchy number doesn't mean we should force crap albums into a list to get to that 1001 number. And first on the chopping block is this one - good god what a horror. Horrid singing and mundane instrumentals, dare I say garage band-ish. The only saving grace was that it was short. 4/10.
This was a pretty groovy album and John has a pretty interesting voice, dare I say what that weirdo Tom Waits wishes he could be. 6/10.
Thought it was a solid punk album - nothing crazy stood out to me though. 7/10.
Honestly I didn't get it - it was just instrumentals. Not good, not bad. 6/10.
Just an album of masterful musicianship. Superb and unique vocals with a complete command of the instrumentation. Super fun album and high energy from start to finish. 10/10.
"Sultans of Swing" obviously the best, most popular song on the album but having heard the rest of the album, you can get a good feel for the overall sound of the band and why Sultans sounds the way it does. The band really knows how to compliment the instrument to the vocals so easily. Fantastic album, loved it. 9/10.
So outside of "Paper Planes" and "Jimmy", the rest of this album is unlistenable. It's funny, I remember "Paper Planes" coming out and wondered for a little while why MIA wasn't releasing more music or appearing with other artists since then. Having listened to the bullshit on this album I understand why. 3/10.
There's cool and then there's Miles Davis cool. Not just Davis either, Johnny Coltrane and other Jazz legends all on the album as well. Easy listen to an American classic. 9/10
70s jazz, was a nice, pleasant listen overall; killer bass guitar all throughout. I think "Palladium" was my favorite. 8/10.
Honestly this just sounds like generic 60s rock that I've heard a number of times in the last 600+ albums I've heard so far and this one isn't very special. 5/10.
This album reinforces a belief I hold where the 1001 author held a list of randomized albums released over the last 70 years on a dart board and threw darts. If it landed on your album, congrats! You're now on the 1001 "greatest" list. That's a long winded way of me saying that this kind of sucked - garage band at best. 4/10.
"Sunshine of your life" the best, most popular song on the album. Very psychedelic sound and not bad at all. The album cover art probably matches the sound perfectly. 7/10.
Every once in a while you come across an album so bad it makes you question why you're even doing this 1001 list. But then you realize that the album is pretty short and can give it a terrible rating and move onto the next one, which is great. Swing and a miss by Wyatt - bad singing and instrumentals all over the place. And the songs aren't even songs, they're just random sounds. 2/10.
This album made me want to run head-first through a brick wall at full speed. Not a fan of metal but thought this was pretty good. Metal artists (outside of probably the singers for the most part) never get a fair shake with their guitar and especially drumming skills. 6/10.
I honestly don't get it. It almost sounds like a vanity project by some guy who isn't really serious about making (good) music. It sounded like a blend of bad 60's music with some Indian influence. At least it was a short album. Also I don't know if it's a Spotify thing but the recording is such terrible quality. 4/10.
I just wasn't that big a fan of the album. Didn't find anything too catchy and was almost too experimental for me. Sounds like Two Door Cinema Club but worse. 5/10.
Honestly I thought this was just ok. Not a huge fan of rap-rock as a genre but this was harmless and pretty typical of Pharrell's work, of which I'm not the biggest fan in the world to begin with, outside of some collabs he's done with other artists. 6/10.
Yeesh more instruments and less singing. Was amateurish at best jazz/pop? Was just all over the place. 4/10
Super synthy and classic new wave 80s sounds. "Don't You Want Me" by far the most popular megahit but the rest wasn't bad either. I liked "Love Action". I've listened to alot of music from this era so far and this is electronica done right, even though it's from '81. 8/10.
Really great album though you can definitely tell that it's still very much early Beatles. Some songs stuck out while others are covers which you have to take points away, of course. Still better than a lot of the crap and imitations that were to follow. If there is one thing the Beatles offer across every album it's that their music/albums are always easy to listen to. 7/10.
Someone else here summarized it perfectly, "Like a garage band of college dropouts tried to make an album inspired by the generic new-age music playlist they heard in the waiting room of the 'discount massage parlor' they frequent." Holy hell really? 2 hours of... this? 3/10.
Just a masterful album with such incredible all-time classics in "Tuesday's Gone", "Simple Man", and of course, "Free Bird". 9/10
I think this was really great, though I'm not sure I'm crazy about how long it was nor a bunch of the songs on it. Outside of that, killer classics in "B.O.B.", "Ms. Jackson", and "So Fresh, So Clean". I like it alot overall. 8/10.
This music just kind of... exists? It's totally harmless and unremarkable. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. And after giving this an average 3 stars, I'll have forgotten all about it before the day is over. 6/10.
Really strong album from start to finish with a bunch of hits, most notably in "Wonderwall". Really liked it, shame these brothers couldn't stick together because great music could've been made beyond this. 9/10.
Honestly just pretty average and forgetful. Harmless late 90s rock but nothing stood out. As middle-of-the-road as it gets. 6/10.
Crazy that this album is only 35 minutes long. Super tight with plenty of known songs, especially with "Runnin' with the Devil" and "Eruption". Man David Lee Roth's voice is so iconic next to Eddie's guitar, of course. Van Halen has that magical pairing of an S tier guitar player alongside an S tier frontman. 9/10.
Thank god this album was only 32 minutes because holy hell was that bad. Nonsensical "singing" and instrumentals all over the place. 3/10.
Straight garbage. Nonsensical and going on and on. The more I do this 1001 list, the more I think that the person making the list was just throwing darts on the board. Some songs are decent, but most are unlistenable. 4/10.
Was just ok. Sounded like generic rock. 6/10.
It's mind boggling how someone, anyone, could ever consider giving this more than 3 stars, let alone 5. I knew I was in trouble when I saw the 20+ minute track and spoiler alert: this wasn't good. All instrumental, which doesn't make it bad, but when it's arranged like it had been here... yeah it's not good. 3/10.
This was just ok. All the songs kind of sound the same and there is little variety. Also I can't stand singers that mumble the whole god damn time and really takes away from the album. He's mumbling now on a studio album... imagine hearing him in concert. 5/10.
Battle of the Bands worthy performance at best. Bad singing, bland instrumentals. Really? This is one of the 1001 albums I have to listen to before I die? 4/10.
This was fine. I'm not particularly in love with the Beach Boys' sound but I get it, it's not for everyone. Album was fine overall, at least it was short. 6/10.
Here's a tip: Don't start off an album screaming into the mic as if you're fighting in the civil war and the medic is sawing your arm off. Having said that, oh good! I'm so happy I was able to listen to this album of 1001 before I died! Now I can go peacefully! /s. I mean WTF was this? 3/10.
Sounds like part of the soundtrack of a spy movie that takes place in France. Eh... at least it was short. The other kinda creepy thing was that Serge keep whispering into the mic, "Melody" all throughout and thought it was a bit much. Also WTF was that Maria Menounos laughing in "En Melody"? 4/10.
Honestly this was just fine. I was never a huge R.E.M. fan; maybe it has to do with the slightly annoying singing. Found the album to be solid from start to finish. 6/10.
I actually loved this album, so fully of energy and superb singing. "Hard to Handle" and "She Talks to Angels" are the biggest hits. 9/10.
This was just slightly decent Britpop. Too long an album IMO. 6/10.
"Survivor" by far the biggest hit on the album. Overall I thought it was nice; quintessential early 2000s pop and sounds a bit dated/didn't stand the test of time but that's the case for alot of pop music. Starts off strong but peters off as the album progresses, which also is too long IMHO (and I noticed at least one cover in "Emotion". Outstanding vocals all around though. 6/10.
A few misses but overall I thought it was fine. Not spectacular. 5/10.
This just wasn't great. Felt like the music (no pun intended) was all over the place and nothing was particularly catchy. On a separate note, garbage album art. 4/10.
This was really great and fresh for me as I don't think I've listened to much (if any) 70's Aerosmith. Don't recognize any of the music but enjoyed it and they have a great sound and not very 70s sounding, i.e., it's aged really well. 8/10.
This is an absolute masterpiece of an album. Outstanding lyrics, beat, vocals, and huge hits, of which my personal favorite is "Ready or Not". 10/10.
I had read another review while listening to this and that person made a great person - there are so many other albums made by black artists who've shared their struggles through masterfully crafted lyrics and beats. And compared to "Untitled", it kind of... fell flat? Nothing really jumped out at me and the songs all somewhat sounded the same? I don't know, maybe it's me but I thought it was just ok. I wished there was more unique and exciting instrumentals. 5/10.
What an excellent album if you are having trouble sleeping. My god what a horrible listen. One of the worst, if not the worst vocals I've yet to hear (and I'm 650+ albums in at the time of writing along with two Tom Waits albums in between) paired with the most basic, middle school-skill instrumentals. I'm so glad I was able to listen to this album before I died [insert sarcasm]. 2/10.
Like running head first at full speed into a brick wall. Can hear Trent Reznor's fingerprints all over this but I can't say I'm exactly a fan of much of this. I mean as far as metal goes this is somewhat listenable compared to the other bullshit I've listen to on this 1001 listen but overall it's a shame you can't really get passed the laundry list of controversies as you listen to this. 4/10.
Such a relaxing album made by one of the all time greats. Wonderful listen. 8/10
Masterpiece of an album with what is, in my opinion, the greatest singing voice ever. "What's Going On", "Mercy, Mercy, Me" and one of my favorite songs ever, "Inner City Blues" (which is also the theme for what I think is the greatest TV show ever, The Wire). 10/10
Completely and totally forgettable. Just who cares - horrid singing. 4/10
I'm conflicted; on one hand I find that going to a jam band's concert would drive me nuts because they're doing that... just jamming and as a concert goer, I'd want to see them perform actual songs I recognize vs. mindlessly playing their instruments. But on the other hand, I can see the appeal of watching musicians play. That being said, I'm firmly in the first camp; what a load of nonsense this was. 3/10.
One of the greatest hip hop albums ever. Fantastic debut for Snoop and it's smooth AF from start to finish. Incredible vocals and g funk beats all throughout. "Gin & Juice" among others as well. 10/10.
I can't believe this is the 5th god damn Bjork or Bjork collaboration album (The Sugarcubes) I've gotten on this journey. Twice, MAYBE thrice at most but 5 times!? Bjork!? Over other infinitely more talented artists that somehow didn't make this 1001 list!?!? Album sucks as usual. 58 minutes of yelling into the wind off the coast of Iceland. 2/10
I enjoyed the album, dark and gritty similar to that of Wu Tang's (for obvious reasons). "Bring the Pain" was my personal favorite. Generally really like Method Man's stuff. 7/10.
This was just ok - I can't say I fell in love with it or songs jumped out at me. Like most britpop, it sounds all the same. 6/10.
If this isn't the precursor to what would eventually become BritPop nonsense I don't know what is. This was just ok, pretty dated with horrid, nonserious singing. 4/10.
If generic rock music as a genre released an album. 6/10.
A great example of why classic country will almost always be better than today's nonsense. Love Willie, and this is me, someone who strongly dislikes most country music, especially contemporary country. Anyway, thought the album was pleasant and super easy to listen to given the length at only 33min. 7/10
This album had next to no affect on me, positive or negative. Just ok which given the ton of nonsense that makes up this 1001 list, is a nice compromise. 5/10.
I happened to catch this album in the middle of a 90s hip hop kick I'm currently on and this has been... disappointing? Maybe I don't get it but I felt like most of the beats and lyrics were subpar compared to the other popular albums being released around this time. Even the supposed best song in "Come Clean" fell flat. I went into this never having heard of Jeru the Damaya and now I know why... Anyway, I liked "Jungle Music" the most despite having a slightly dated style to it as it sounded very late 80s/very early 90s. 6/10.
If running through a brick wall made an album. Anyway, at least it was nice and short. 5/10.
Damn this album had 16 songs and they still managed to go 0-16 on good music. It's mediocre at best but the whole thing felt aimless and boring. 4/10.
Fun fact: The album cover was a drawn description of my face having listening to this boring crap. 4/10.
Wasn't expecting this to be so country as I only really know The Byrds from "Turn Turn Turn" and their psychedelic rock era. Nevertheless... I didn't exactly love this though I guess I understand their importance to country rock and all and why it made it to the list. I'm sorry but I had to bail, just the same stuff over and over. 4/10
I'm not an Elvis Costello fan but enjoyed this album - very easy listen and short. 7/10.
Wasn't bad though it did feel like I should've smoked a ton of weed before listening to it. Not a huge fan of the jamming parts of the album but the rest was nice. 6/10.
My favorites are "Alright", "These Walls", "Momma", "Mortal Man". It's a pretty complex album I thought and probably would warrant a number of listens before I could feel like I truly appreciate Kendrick's work. Lots of funk and jazz all throughout. I can see why it was so hyped when it came out and started winning all of those awards. 8/10
I wonder what's more annoying: How people feel about Lars Ulrich's drumming ability or everyone else for having to listen to these babies whine about Lars' drumming ability every chance they get. Either way, this album was really great and so full of energy. Also maybe the most popular/best Metal song ever in "One". I really enjoyed it. 9/10.
Honestly only one decently good song on the whole album in "I'd Like That", which funny enough reminded me of the movie "Me, Myself, & Irene" since it's part of the soundtrack. Outside of that it wasn't very good and thought the lyrics sucked ass in a few spots but hey, at least it compliments the crappy singing. 4/10
This was good; classic late 60s sound. No songs immediately jumped out at me but overall good, especially having listened to alot of the crap from this era. 7/10.
Short, catchy songs, and a few big hits in "My Best Friend's Girl" and "Just What I Needed" along with other great songs. Funny enough, I just finished listening to an album from The Kinks in 1968 and it's incredible how much music changed in a short period of time, and for the better. It goes from everyone sounding like The Beatles to everyone having a unique sound. Outside of that, I thought this album started stronger than it finished but enjoyed it nevertheless. 8/10
Hit after hit after hit after hit. What a powerhouse of an album. 10/10.
I don't get her voice... one moment it's horribly off key/pitchy like nails on a chalkboard but in other moments she sounds great. It's so incredibly distracting. Music was ok - nice production but singing all over the place and wouldn't call this enjoyable in the least. In fact, kinda sounds like a Carol King knockoff, except everything is worse. 3/10.
Kind of like generic pop music? I don't know, no songs stood out. 6/10.
I actually loved this album - it just makes you feel alive and it's so full of energy. Great, unique, pseudo-futuristic sound. 9/10.
Honestly? Totally forgettable, especially in the trough of albums of this era where everything sounds the same but hey, at least it was very short. 4/10.
Super funky and surprised to see it was released in 1969 as it sounds very 70s. Great pioneering sound that predated the era of many bands coming out with similar type tunes, most notably on Soul Train. 8/10.
Really nice, especially for something so obscure out of Mali and for being somewhat modern. It's quite the task to be a worthwhile listen since I have found much of the stuff from the 2010s+ to not be very good, especially from abroad. 7/10.
Late 90s/early 00's electronic music that is just not good. I have no idea how so much of this crap makes this 1001 list, and I say this as a lover of good house music but either electronica I've listened to here is extremely dated or just downright experimental in nature. Super disappointing. 3/10.
You know how they say that you can't judge a book by its cover? Well I guess that's why they didn't say the same for an album by it's cover. One look at that artwork and I knew this was going to suck and guess what... I was right! Just bad all around. 2/10.
I thought it was a nice pleasant album but when I read that this dude is actually Scottish and has been putting on a Jamaican accent so to fit it into the reggae sound it just felt... weird? Anyway, thought the music was generally positive. 5/10.
Wow, not one but two albums on this list? Thought this was better than the other one she had on here but that isn't exactly saying much. I guess she's experimental but I feel like I could've gone to my death without having listened to this one, outside of just confirming my biases after that first album. 5/10.
One of the stronger 2010s albums on this list. Really nice unique sound. 8/10.
Really great album and I largely hate Country music (mostly contemporary Country). That it was a nice listen and even more impressive considering he died at 26. 7/10
Man this was really great. Great arrangement, vocals, songs, and not horribly dated like much of the stuff of the era. Very strong from start to finish. 9/10.
This was funky and recognize their opening song, "Street Life". 7/10
This album just felt overly complicated. Uninspiring beats, very poor flow. Really wanting you desiring more but given the other hip hop that was out at the time, it's very hard to see why this would even be considered for this 1001 list. 2/10.
There was 0 talent in the development of this album. Boring and pretentious and furthers my hypothesis that sometimes the originator of the 1001 list of albums threw a dart on a board to get him to the 1001 count. 2/10.
Live albums shouldn't be on this list, in my opinion. That said, I thought it wasn't bad for a live album; they sounded good and all that but not really into the band outside of their hits. 7/10
Just a peaceful, relaxing, fun album to listen to. Listening to this just makes you want to be on a beach somewhere relaxing. Great Cuban jazz music and the opening song, "Chan Chan", it's very well known. What I also find interesting is that this has an older sound to it - you wouldn't think this is a mid-90s album. 8/10.