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Sometimes you discover a great new band. This wasn't that time.
Sometimes you discover a great new band. This wasn't that time.
I went out with a Johanna... this song was probably longer than our date.
I'm not worldly enough in my musical listening to appreciate this the way I should. Unfortunately, I don't really listen to much of it.
A good album... but I am struggling with why it's in the 1001.
I remember when Northwest Airlines came out with this album. Very controversial at the time. Very controversial now. Crazy talented line-up. I hadn't realized that they sampled the Beastie Boys at the 2:32 mark of 8 Ball
Upbeat and sometimes hypnotic. Great to listen to when you're cleaning up around the house.
Forgotten how much funk is in this album. I remember Q102 in Dallas playing Kasmir quite often. I would have had to have been slightly older to really enjoy this album at the time it came out. Having said that, it's an exceptionally well time tested work.
Harmonious to the core. Very enjoyable for a Sunday morning listen. The dog is the only one on the album cover not named!
Surprisingly great choruses for a rock album. Thoroughly enjoyed something that I would otherwise not listened to.
I love Lucinda Williams and I love this album... but the song title 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten detracts a star.
Has a great 90s alt-rock feel to it. Reminds me a lot of the stone roses.
A good album... but I am struggling with why it's in the 1001.
Just a little too folky for me, doesn't seem that it's carried the test of time.
Very long album with some beautiful music, but it's not easy to listen to without some context.
Feels a lot like some Weezer albums, so now I know where they get their inspiration. Probably not the first time that anyone has used organ music and a choir, but still interesting to hear...
Stands the test of time. Strong horns supporting the vocals.
It's like going to a classic brewery where you know everything is going to be good
A two song album spanning almost 40 minutes... A bit too experimental for me, especially the organ/synthesizers
Great debut album. Poppy when it needs to be and lyrical when it has to be.
A great album for a time and place. Wish I could be at that time and place right now.
The guitar intro gives you a good idea how this album is going to go. This is why Page is a god.
I've only ever listened to the Jam on the radio. And they appear quite a bit, but only That's Entertainment. Very very heavy bass beats from the band. The first minute of Dream Time epitomizes the album's title?
I can't help but have visions of Elvis movies going through my brain when I hear these songs. Elvis is great, but I would not add this to my collection.
I remember when Northwest Airlines came out with this album. Very controversial at the time. Very controversial now. Crazy talented line-up. I hadn't realized that they sampled the Beastie Boys at the 2:32 mark of 8 Ball
Absolutely great CD... I've seen them twice. Once at Lupo's in Providence and once at St Andrews theater in Detroit. At the end of the Detroit show, Billy Corgan went on at least a 20 minute guitar experimental solo. I say "at least" because most people left at some point because it was more noise than art at that point.
A couple of very good songs, but haven't carried through the years.
Great album for a Sunday morning. Heavy on the instrumentals. A Gospel was a bit unexpected.
The Weight is a classic. Lots of elements that Poi Dog uses. Long Distance Operator sounds like it was written to satisfy contractual obligations.
Great album! Remember seeing watching many of the videos o MTV.
Such great bluesey music, takes me back to Lincoln Park... smokey, dingy, bars with $2 old style longnecks.
Some really catchy tunes. I also didn't understand how you got there semi-naked in someone else's room.
She's a great singer. But it seems her music could get lost really quickly. It's not something that you'd want to sit in the car until the song ended.
A good album, but it takes a while to develop.
15 Songs. What are butter the soul and chocolat about? But then there's it's Indian tobacco my friend...
Just the one song "Do you realize?" earns this 4 stars for the rest of the album is also good.
From the golden age of disco, where you can repeat the same lyrics 80 times over! Some of the bass funk lines are awesome!
Is Big Muff a song about drugs? Maisie basically cried through the whole album.
He defined a generation... however, some of these songs are a tad too long for me.
Two all time classics. The last song...
Shadow Play is phenomenal.
It's really different than I expected it to be.
Good catchy tunes. I could listen to this again.
Whoa! Stone Roses 2.0. Or was it 1.0? I'd never heard of them before, but this is really good!
Really really good tunes on this album.
One of the songs hurt my ears.
A couple of great great songs!
Sometimes you discover a great new band. This wasn't that time.
Wasn't sure to rate this a 5 for how groundbreaking it was or a 2 for how many movies the music was in.
Not as good as I was hoping that it would be.
This album feels more like a tribute to the man and the concert than to the songs which comprise an album. Very good, nevertheless.
I don't listen to a whole lot of hip hop, but thoroughly enjoyed this.
Love Rush, but 2112 might not make my top 3 of their albums.
Some catchy lyrics. well done, hot dog bun, my sister's a nun.
Solid album. Catchy rhythms.
I feel like I've walked in on a David Lynch listening party. "Deliciously weird" as she calls herself. Like Madonna says, this is borderline.
For me, it's not their best offering, but it's a strong offering.
The Amazon Prime music version has one song clocking in at 42 minutes. The Allmusic description has 6, roughly at 42 minutes? I could have this on endlessly, but I'd probably listen to it once a year.
Really enjoyed this. Makes me want to get up and dance.
A classic when it came out!
No commentary needed.
A little too christmasy there for a bit.
I'm not into the Pogues as much as others. Lyrics are good, but the overall sound wasn't my thing.
Love the album cover! I could listen to this every 3 months. Two fantastic songs.
David Byrne is a musical genius, sometimes going a bit too far beyond genius, as in the song Drugs. But he also has a tendency to repeat the same words too many times, like in Cities. Living during wartime is the commercial success, but doesn't carry the whole album.
Redefining heavy metal with both style and substance
I didn't understand much of the lyrics, but this was clearly an album about the love of a woman. I think. The constant twanging of the bass was excessive,.
I wish I had duck feet as well, but I'm not really sure I understand the song. At all. I'm reminded of playing SSX for some reason. And for that, you get two.
I've probably heard "the Tale of Brave Ulysses" a million times. Never actually knew that was the name of the song.
Suffragette appears in songs more often than I would have thought. Great album.
One of my all time favorites
Classic punk rock! Really a joy to listen to... Once every three months.
It was a bit too experimental and beyond my level of appreciation.
Good classic rock, but I'll probably not listen to this more than once a year.
Well, it was only 31 minutes...
Explicit at F*(^
Wow! First time I have heard this and thought it was just fantastic!
It's unlikely that I will be listening to this ever again, much less once a year.
Just a bit too many parts of random talking... sandwiched between two classics. Still a worthwhile listen.
Really dark. Maybe once a year.
This might be a once every three months... got a good sound about it, but not more than that.
Some great songs here, but I'd probably only listen to this once every three months
The first three songs I can listen to every 3rd month... the 4th... is it a song? Left and came back to the same woman 7 times...
Did not expect that first song. Zoinks. Papa clocks in at 12mins...
These are great interpretations, but the likelihood of me listening to this again is minimal
This album seemed longer than it actually was.
Not their best album and a bit formulaic.
Probably had it's time and place. Nothing really unique in it for me.
I feel this is underrated, but it does tail away towards the end of the album.
Musically, it's very powerful. However, in my system for rating, I'd likely not listen to this more than once a year.
Gives a really good feel of them right on the edge of superstardom... but not my favorite.
A techno album with a song featuring a harp? Gutsy. Doesn't pull it off, though.
The more I listen to it, the more I like it. Just wish that I had some psilocybin to make the process complete.
Sooo sooo impressive. "Man" gives the title to the album. The Amazon Music album has 29 songs. Maps (My Angus Please Stay?) is a masterpiece that carries the album.
If you close your eyes, there's a lot of Dylan in it. But doesn't have the impact.
There's so much to process here. The album is has so much going for it. However, when I rate it by my standard system, I'll probably not listen to it more than once a year. The last song was just too long. I'm not sure of the purpose.
Cant really get into this. Ethereal in a weird way.
A very good listen, with some really classic songs. Randy Newman's voice reminds me of my youth.
What? They allowed this album cover? I do like the screaming, but this is a once a year album, maybe.
Hart Street Directions and Bad Mouthed Kid were entirely unrequired. Just took down the album.
Son of a gun. Why have I never listened to this all the way through? Travesty.
As a first release, this was really good. However, I'd probably not listen to this more than once a quarter.
There's probably a lot of meaning behind this, but I don't understand the lyrics. Comparing this to mariachi, even though I don't understand that, enjoy it more. Either way, I will not likely listen to this again.
This album seems more expressive than other foreign language albums.
Really nice. Totally had forgotten about this.
I didn't understand it.
Is it because you'd have to turn the dial in the car just right in order to get the right channel, so you just left it on something that played static free music and so you heard a lot of Billy Joel? Or is this really an album you want to be stranded on an island with?
Good. Maybe a bit one-note in a few of the songs
Normally not a fan of speed metal. But this one is a pleasure to listen to.
It's got style and it's got funk. I mean, other than 13 minutes of... whatever you call it.
Jesus, grab the turntable...
Some of these lyrics are... insane? This is indeed an album of love
A classic album
Roxy Music has an album called Street Life. My personal preference is that one. This one is a lot too instrumentally that doesn't really seem to lead anywhere.
It's a dated sound. Couldn't really get into it.
The art of subtly being unsubtle... fantastic album
Apparently Cope suffers from Illeism, along with Jason Derulo. Unfortunately, this album is not so good that I'd go to the 29th track of the deluxe edition.
The first few songs were OK, but then the 5th song where they brought out a Barry White impersonator? ugh.
I was totally blown away.
Matt Johnson's take on social issues is commendable... and I really like The The. But unfortunately, I probably won't listen to this more than once a year.
Not much to say, really.
Good thing this was remastered in 2015. I can clearly hear that I probably won't ever listen to this again.
That's incredible! That I listened to it and I'm still breathing.
Was soooooo excited that this might be a precursor to The Dead Weather... because Alison Mosshart. Will most likely never listen to this again.
What if my shoes don't need tying?
They snuck a Beach Boys song into this album on Youtube music! Sets the mood if you're into it. But a little more downbeat that I would have expected.
Powerful lyrics, but unfortunately I probably won't listen to this many more times.
Missy does have a way with the presentation!
Bruce seems to mumble a lot, even more difficult to understand at times than Dylan.
Electronica at its most electric! Not something that I listen to a lot. Or ever.
Cohen is apparently a very talented musician. But it's just not something that I fully understand.
Not as good as the old 97s
Would have absolutely loved to have seen her in person! The end of "willow weep for me" in this particular cut was funny as all get up!
She shows great range, and the lyrics are reminiscent of Dylan. I'm likely to listen to once a year.
Yup. I liked it. Good music is what it is.
Bjork's voice is ethereal. Much better than Sigur Ros, but I might only listen to this album once a year.
The concept is fantastic! But if I was to record puppies sleeping and put it on an album, that might also sound like a great idea. I just couldn't get through it. Most likely not listen to it ever again.
It's alright if you love this album, it's alright if you don't. I'm not afraid of listening to it again.
Haunting and soulful... Thom Yorke guest vocals... miss not listening to this album.
Who needs Red Bull?
Without knowing the context of this album, I would have given it one star. I'm giving it one star anyway because I'll never listen to it again. In context, there's some redemption to it, but altogether sad...
Pretty good. I'd listen to this more than once a year.
Had the cassette. Perfect for the drive from Ft Worth to Dallas and back. Played air guitar the entire way to the Cotton Bowl.
I still listen to this all the time, so yes, I could listen to it weekly.
I don't understand song #4 on Vol 4. So I won't listen to this more than once per year. I know it's Ozzie and Sharon will probably find me and make me a eunuch...
Such a provocative album. Experimental and free flowing. May listen to this once and again...
This one is still slightly experimental, and although it didn't have the rockabilly song that their debut album had, it sounds as if they're still trying to get their groove on. You can hear Ferry's smoothness coming forward. A short album with some songs being too long.
The story here is tragic. The music compelling with it's message. Probably not something I would listen to very often.
I learned many things. One of which is that I probably won't have this in my rotation of music.
I had both the CD and the cassette. Definitely listened to this every week. Now?
It's nicely done and she's got a classic country voice.
"in the morning there are lovers in the street"? what? Started very strong, but tapered quickly.
Really great album. Really like "May this be love (waterfall)"... However, it's not very likely that I will listen to this album more than once every couple of months.
Melodic and interesting, but I'd probably not listen to it more than once a year.
Classic Carlos sounds. Two fantastic fantastic songs back to back
Nice sounds. Seal-like.
15 songs in 15 minutes? Sign me up!
Great energy out of this album, which is what you would expect.
Melodic, yet melancholy. Nick's music is "rainy day" music.
Rick Astley? Is that you?... Are they a mix between Squeeze and Pulp? I'm happy that they have a song called Breakfast Time. Other than that, nothing too much to consume here.
The heart remains a child is as straightforward as a song can get. Good beats. Not too techno-y.
Ummm... of course this would be in here. Why wouldn't it? Someone is trying to show how diverse their musical tastes are. Why wouldn't they?
"She's a model and she's looking good. I'd like to take her home it's understood". SMSLGIL2THHIU. That's the new password for this group. Memorize it.
It's really my failing that I can not fully appreciate each of the components that artistically create a great jazz album.
Reallllly long songs that use the same elements over and over again. Too monotonous in my view.
I would give this a 3 just for the pun of "HipHopCrisy". But this is very solid.
I have a difficult time making it through many of the Talking Heads albums because they seem to repeat the lyrics over and over.
Too dated in my opinion. Might need some psilocybin to make this more listenable.
This is a tough one. I would have it on all the time as background music for all its energy. However, I wouldn't "listen" to it. Ultimately, because it's not on Amazon music, the point is moot.
A great throw back album, full of great memories.
A bit difficult to understand, but typical of brit pop back in the day. Also a bit too experimental in some places.
That's a lot of music. With some really good beats. I wasn't totally into all of it, though.
One absolutely great song, but I stopped listening after "Chips on my shoulder" because I seriously think this song is about have french fries on a body part. I should have told you I've chips on my shoulder I'm making a stand While I sit on my arse Fish and chip supper
I kind of like the soft pop sound.
Really liked the melodic tones. Does it seem that a lot of the artists on this list have have very tragic story? Will definitely listen to this again.
What in the world? Is Taj Mahal a cover of "If you think I'm sexy"...? It's upbeat and weird.
It's not for me, anymore.
As a double album, it's tough to listen to all the time, but it is dramatic and playful all at once. It's nice to be able to listen to one song (the intro), and really get the feel of the whole album.
Yep. The video for Next Girl might be one of my favorite new ones... Album is nice. Although maybe a bit monotonous...
Well, it started out great... and something weird happened at the end of I'm waiting for the day...
Some great music that has worn the test of time. I definitely do not listen to this one enough.
Lots of songs about the skies, day, earth... don't think it was intentional
Love the Pixies, and this is more of the same. I guess I just like the dominating base lines and escalating guitars.
I hadn't remembered that there were all those classic bass lines... great album of my youth.
I went out with a Johanna... this song was probably longer than our date.
For me, jazz is performance art. I enjoy it so much more in person than over a recording.
Absolutely love "Car Song" for some reason. Really liked most of the songs.
I'm not sure I know about the whole spacial sound thing that they are good at. Didn't really resonate with me.
Wow! Her voice and tone are really a joy to listen to. An infectious energy.
An interesting sound. Light rock with a bit of mushy tempo.
An extraordinarily well named band. The music is unforgettable and well crafted. Unfortunate that Debbie Gibson used the same album name...
Generally pleasant. Nothing too experimental for quirky.
I now only need the smell of smoke and stale beer to make my morning complete.
A really good insight into the genre. A little dark in parts...
For some reason, this album has stood the test of time. I'll definitely listen to it many times again.
A nice album with a cross between different musical styles. Very easy to listen to and be entertained.
Classic new wave from a classic new wave band. A very distinctive sound.
It's eclectic for me. Weird in spots, great in others.
This came out a few years after Appetite for Destruction and had a similar impact... looking back, the southern rock, however influenced by the Stones, doesn't have as much pull as before.
Is Mr. Guder a song about cheese? There were a couple of fantastic songs... and some complete misses...
I'm certain this title track is still playing on Q102.1 in 1981. You'd certainly need to be in the frame of mind to listen to it all the way through, and you'd need to have a lot of concentration to perform it. Although the middle third seems to be drums and organ music that doesn't lead the song anywhere, followed up with just a lot of someone scratching a cat across their guitar. Yahoo music played 6 ads during the duration of this song. Non consecutively.
A very well crafted album. Thoughtful and interesting.
It's in the same genre as Radiohead, Stone Roses. Some really good songs. No real breakouts. Interesting to hear their cover of the Cure.
Harmonious and easy listening, but overall a letdown given the strong opening song.
Really strong album with some great songs. I'll likely listen to again.
It's a good, listenable album. Very easy to forget that they were popular back in the day. Didn't find any songs that were too objectionable.
She has an absolutely great voice! Songs are nicely composed. Some are a bit too similar to each other.
Yeah, I like the poppy sound. Sometimes you listen to an album so much you know the next song that comes up, but might not know the name of the song because it isn't regularly played. This is one of those albums for me.
Wow! A dang good mellow album!
I'm convinced that Nick Cave could have been a theatrical performer. Otherwise, there's not much to this album that I enjoyed other than "Where the Wild Roses Grow". Maybe that's more because of Kylie?
Solid album. Lots of weight, but lyrically very strong.
Not too bad... interesting, but might not be something that I'd listen to a lot.
Why would you have a ten minute song where the first two minutes are devoid of anything? Couldn't it have been reduced to 8 minutes?
I still feel that Byrne repeats himself incessantly. Having said that, this album is better than some of the others.
Wow. I'm tired just listening to this album. I did like "Jimmy", which was a respite in the frenetic-ness of the surrounding songs.
I always mix up Cat Stevens with Ted Nugent because of Cat Scratch Fever. Color me confused. Anyway, when future generations look back at my notes, keep in mind that I'm not judging any of these musicians on their musical ability, skill, or talent. My notes are solely based on the likelihood that I would listen to the album again in the future.
Wow! Started off really strong. It does slow down pretty significantly in the middle.
The mostly short songs contribute to the listenability of this album. The bass beats create tempo and fill in the voids of her vocals.
Fantastic album. Brings all the songs of yesteryear back to me.
He can spin some pretty yarns, but doesn't span time well for me.
I'd like to say that I enjoyed this because I was stoned... but sadly, I was not.
There's a bit of Stones in this for me. Overall listenable and original.
They sound like Jamie Oliver... OK but not worth writing home about
Lots of great Beatles originals, but oddly more covers than I would have expected. And the covers... well, they didn't really do anything to make them different and unique, like Orgy's "Blue Monday", for example...
The bongos at the beginning of "Sympathy for the Devil" is pure genius. The same for "Street Fighting Man". Some hits and misses the rest of the album.
This is a band from the 60s? The sound is almost from medieval times... Am I listing to some satanic verses?
Some outstanding music. Haunting and solemn, but melodic all at once.
Overall a very solid effort from a classic rock and roll band. Some of the messages do not carry over very well into these times.
Seems like a perfect album for the time it was released. I'd be interested to know how much I would enjoy the album if this was one of the 10 albums I could own... Not a very consistent album, though.
I remember how influential this was when it was released. Still is very listenable.
The title of the album is very misleading. Lazer means sharp and to the point. There's no doubt there are melodies. Strong ones at that. But not lazer guided. Sounds very much like the Stone Roses. And that's a good thing.
Maybe it should sound like smoke on the water? Oddly, Ozzie's diction seems good here. "My name is Looo-cifer please take my hand". I feel this album was chosen because of Sabbath's influence, but because they had about 60 to choose from, they went with this because it was their first.
I'm not worldly enough in my musical listening to appreciate this the way I should. Unfortunately, I don't really listen to much of it.
What a mess. Apparently there are two similarly named albums? It's listenable, but not memorable. It's one long... expansive album.
Kanye has a reputation for a reason. This is very listenable.
Maybe I listen to too much resurrection Sunday, but The The is a staple. Great middle section of the album. If I could rate the album using the middle stars, I would.
So many great albums by Radiohead. This one is punctuated by Karma Police...
The stories Elvis tells are very vivid. I just wish the music followed.
The cover itself deserves some stars. Simple, elegant, unpretentious. The music is strong and melodic.
Yeah... It's not my genre of music, but the pure poppiness of it is very enjoyable. Reminds me a bit of the anthems for a generation from Jagged Little Pill.
The music is undeniable and the talent real. Everything sounds so easy, but the message of some of the music doesn't age very well. I guess that's the appeal for some of the genre.
Why is there corn on their album cover? Overall, a very decent album. Mostly very "clean" notes against some interesting lyrics... Jesus don't cry you can rely on me... honey?
Truly a sensation album, not just for the music, but for the video generation it created. Certainly their best.
As a political message, it makes a point. However, it's reminiscent of Lisa Stansfield. Would be a shame if Affection isn't included in this 1001 list.
Melodic album that's easy to listen to.
A really really good album but I'm partially torn with the cliched lyrics of "Stupid Girl". "clothes she wears, the way she comes her hair."... Then Jagger uses the clothes lyrics again in "Under my Thumb". Stylistically, it seems to jump all over the place as well. "Doncha Bother Me" seems to come out of nowhere.
This is not very compelling for me. The horsey sound that goes from "Stay Another Season" and bleeds into "With My Baby" is just disconcerting.
He's a great musician. A bit controversial. But no denying the talent.
Not really sure why, but I really like this. Melodic, coherent, with just the right amount of energy when needed.
Not really sure how to categorize this album other than, "I dig it". Just some really great tracks.
After the first two tracks, I felt that some research was needed to enlighten my mind... I still don't understand it. "I love you"? What does that even mean in the concordian mind of electronica?
instantly thought about Bruce Hornsby and the Range, which put me a mood to listen to this album. He's certainly not shy about his approach to the lyrics. Overall to many different genres and jumping around...
I think I like Mumford more than the Lumineers. This is all to say that I normally listen to music with a little bit of intent, and I can't seem to find it here.
It just sounds like a 60s album. There are some curious riffs, but overall not my type of music.
It's just really mellow. Probably good if you're doing your taxes, but then a "Hero" comes along and you say what the heck was that? And did the mic get blown over in E Musik?
Compared to Scott4, this album carries the test of time better. An uneven album, Bowie does have an ability to carry themes across albums that makes you want to keep listening.
It's infectiously upbeat, optimistic, and energetic with a great sounding mix. The into to Nawa was especially upbeat.
Cohen's voice is... haunting, but very uneven. It's a tough listen and the musical accompaniment doesn't help bring the music to life.
Good classic punk, but sadly not something that I listen to much anymore.
First song I learned on the guitar: Heart of Gold. What a great album.
Listened to this on a plane. Even then, it was too long and experimental for me.
I had no idea that Sarah McLachlan had redone Blue.
For me, just a bit too experimental.
Excellent from start to finish.
A little bit overwhelming for me, but sometimes you're in the mood for something like this.
Sounds a bit like Paramour, but a lot edgier, but not in a good way, without the catchy choruses.
Marz seems to be a collection of words... that don't go anywhere? And is Marz a place? I guess so.
Gigantic is one of my favorite songs ever. And for that, and the album cover, this ranks very high for me.
The title track is extremely catchy. The rest slips a bit.
A good example from the Brit pop era. I do think there are better examples.
Great hip hop sounds. LOVE the background vocals. Really nice.
A good album, but not one of my favorite Smiths albums.
Do I think about the great sounding sounds, or think about cultural appropriation? I think he does a good job of paying homage to the culture.
Loved it when it came out. Still sounds very good.
I'm not very familiar with Mike Ladd, but I do like the beats.
It's good. They might have a future if they don't break themselves up.
For some reason, this sounds good to me. They came from an era when audible lyrics mattered.
He's got a haunting voice and his music is downbeat. You've got to be in a mood to want to listen to it again.
Very listenable! I'd liked them before, but hadn't remembered too much and haven't heard much of this one.
the way the songs flow together is just masterful. This is a masterful album. Run like hell might be my favorite of all the songs.
Feels a bit darker than their other albums, but still with the classic Robert Smith and the Cure sound.
The first song comes out screaming. Loaded is fantastic. Don't know that I would recommend the others.
It's a bit dark and distracting. I'm not sure what the sound is in Death to Everyone... but it's distracting.
Her voice is a bit hypnotic, and the band plays true. Nothing overtly objectionable.
What the hell? Why can't all the albums here be this good? They have a way with visualization. I love their line, "flick your cigarette and kiss me" from another album, but this one isn't short on the imagery either. You take your white finger Slide the nail under the top and bottom buttons of my blazer Relax the fraying wool, slacken ties And I'm not to look at you in the shoe, but the eyes, find the eyes
Some really good harmonies, but overall, just doesn't carry long enough.
Yeah, I really liked it. Mostly upbeat, melodic. none of the songs were megahits, but it was a very even album.
Oh! Green Onions! Love that Mo Onions uses a heavier guitar riff. Better in some ways. Upbeat blues. I wonder what this would sound like with some banjo?
"despair" certain lives up to the title. At the tip of the new wave era, I think this would have lived up with a lot of the genre.
This is disco, right? I'm just not feeling it. Even though the harmonies are good, the music is just so-so.
Is this the same woman from Frente!? Two Swedish bands in a row? I'm afraid that this algorithm has the Covid virus. It's a bit uneven. I'm still mad at getting two Swedish bands in a row.
What a strange name for a band. But if they can keep making music like this, they'll go places I tell ya! What I love about it is how unproduced it is. Just simple raw music.
I was going to give this a 4 until I listened to fancy. I guess this is why you need to listen to the whole album.
It's a good listen. Easy. Soft. Rhythmic. I'm almost tempted to give it a 4 because of Fertilizer. It's to the point. Three lines and out.
60s melodies have their place. I wouldn't be able to listen to this album all in one sitting.
This album is 40 years old! Wow! A couple of fantastic tracks. Prince was an absolute master at his craft. Enjoyable to listen to again.
When the most memorable song on an album is a last song cover, you might think it's an awful album. But this one is fantastic. For some reason, I love the song Frank Mills and the change of tempo/tone throughout the song.
I started this album, went to make a sandwich, ate the sandwich, and this song was still on. Good times. But otherwise, the other songs don't live up.
An absolute gem. Clocks is a brilliant song, but it's an undeniably solid album from front to back.
I can see how if you were listening to this album, it would be very difficult to leave your car. Because it would be a difficult decision to unbuckle your seat belt to get out of a car plunging off a cliff. What in the world! To be fair, Mama Roux was interesting, but I can't listen to this ever again.
In general, I don't listen to much techno. Unfortunately, this won't really change my mind much.
The standout of the album does carry well through the years, and most of the other tracks remind me why Clapton was well regarded as an instrumental blues genius. However, I think this doesn't live up to his rock genes.
The album cover shows Tori in a box. I wonder if this was purposeful? She has an amazing voice, but ultimately, this album still has a 90s sound.
It's smooth. And classic. You've got to be in the right mood with the right person for this album to really shine.
The jungle line rubs me the wrong way, and with it being song #2, put me in a bad mood. She's a heck of a songwriter, and most of the music is beautiful. But overall, something that I'd most likely not put into the rotation.
I don't remember hearing any of these songs before, but they are very enjoyable. I can imagine having a record player and putting this on and moving along to this music.
Well, there's this: https://musicaficionado.blog/2020/01/28/cheap-thrills-an-album-cover-by-robert-crumb/ I agree that the art for Summertime will not see the light of day today. But the music is nice. I'd certainly listen to it again.
I know this album has received a lot of praise, but not immediately after its release. Unfortunately, I'm probably not going to be able to enjoy this album more unless the album generator (1001AG) starts slowing down...
lyrics are beautiful, but very muted when it starts. Ultimately, it's a bit up and down.
The combination of Iggy's vocals and the musical tone is great. Really enjoyed the album.
Waterfalls is just fantastic.
Comes out kicking and doesn't really relent. I'm not sure I understand the music, however. Supply and demand makes zero sense to me. Maybe there's something lost in the translation from Swedish to English. Whatever it is, AKA IDIOT is great. Good punk music.
Seems like the profanity was used just for profanity's sake, rather than to progress the music. Not totally enamored, but it's OK to listen to occasionally.
I doubt very very few people have all 1001 albums on this list. Or 1001 albums in general. So I use other sources, like youtube music or spotify or whatever. I found electric ladyland on youtube, with the songs coming from a collection of individual posts. The first song, and the Gods made Love... was a video of a record spinning, playing this song. the second... background music for someone playing quake(?) Oddly amusing, but tough to get through all of it to the masterpiece of the album.
I'd like to give this one 5 stars. So i will.
I didn't get as much from this as maybe I should have. I do not give it as much justice as it deserves.
It's a very sweet, melodic album. But nothing really stands out. Kind of like the cover album, it's easy to miss. It sounds like a love album. And a breakup album. But there's not enough emotion in it.
What? "Set the controls..." sounds like a ripoff of Vogue and the Farm... Too much contrast between different instruments, melodies, Mix of bad jazz interlaced with bad lyrical poetry.
I rather did enjoy this. Read somewhere that this album was successful because it was a complete departure from what they had ever done before. Very over-produced, and lack of musician participation was also another reason it was a commercial success. Pretty funny.
Sooo soulful and smooth. But it lacks so much emotion. She's very classically approaching this that it just lacks a punch. Most likely won't be reaching for it again soon.
In the pantheon of musicians who reference themselves in song... Chic was chic before Jason Derulo was Jason Derulo. I wonder if his name can be used as an adjective... and thus lies the problem... I should be paying attention and enjoying their music.
Marley uses a very successful formula, but relies on it all too often. The uber successful no woman no cry is great, but the similarity for all the songs is just a bit too monotonous. Maybe it needs more cowbell?
These may not be the droids I'm looking for, and this ins't the album that I'm looking for, either. I didn't get the purpose of this song. Maybe I'm searching for too much. Who knows?
Never heard of them before. Wish I had. What a solid band from front to back. Love the horns as well, almost brings an element of ska to the punk. And with a name of Poly Styrene as the lead singer... this is awesome!
A great first effort, with some big hits. Unfortunately, it's also packed with middle of the road content that didn't engage with me.
It's a smart album reminiscent of the age it was released. Sounds a bit like The The, but without the oomph. I could listen to it again.
It's rhythmic, not unnecessarily profane, and kind of works as an ode for his beloved... but there's just way too much cliche going on here. Way too much... not sure if his version of "cruisin" is better than Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow's version...
I want to say no. Just no. Never. It grows on you the way mold grows in a humid bathroom. It is slightly misleading in that there's a lot more than just bongos. But as we've learned, any band that has the label "Incredible", is, well, something.
When I first looked at what this album was about, I was initially skeptical. I mean, a man holding an umbrella with the words, "In a black and white world murder brings a touch of colour..." a) who would write that on an umbrella and b) who spells color like that. It's still color without u. And as Sinead says, nothing compares to u. Except v. It's awfully close to u. Turns out I was right about my initial skepticism. If I recorded an "album" that was the sound of every point that Rafa Nadal has played, it would be truly inventive. But does it deserve to be listened to? I would say "yes", because whoever voted for this list of 1001 albums that you should listen to before you die might be thinking the same thing. I would call the first song, "Losing builds the man"... then work my way through "Clay court king", etc. etc. It would be genius. Not like all the rambling in this review. Or the rambling of this album.
It's cool how Bongo Bong blends right into je ne t'aime plus, which means "i don't love you anymore"... Lagrimas de oro, which I believe means "beers of old" is pretty good. I'm being told by my producer that it means tears of gold. This might just be an indication that three languages on one album is too much. And maybe also one bongo too much... I didn't understand why I can't get no satisfaction or have heat?
techno alternative? It's a nice-ish sound. Some of it is more over synthesized than other songs. I'd listen to it again, maybe. I'd say it's more decent than most.
It's borderline unfair. To have this following Moss Side Story. Relatively speaking, I'm almost thinking about giving this a 5. Just the first song alone makes it outstanding relative to Mr. Adamson.
I'm not sure if I have the right album, since there seem to be about 9 "Gershwin Songbooks"... Assuming I've got the right one, there's a bit of scat, blues, jazz, and classically great sounds and technically sound (no pun intended) music being played. And let's be honest, even if I had gotten the album incorrect, it would sound good nonetheless. Would be good for a rainy day when you want something level, even, smooth to nestle your head on a pillow to.
Is this the eighth Pogues album on here? Certainly "Fairytale..." is a good song. And the rest are stylistic of the Pogues... but as mentioned earlier, do we need to have this album to fill out our list of 1001 albums. I think one album by the 10,000 Maniacs would be nice to have in this list.
Like a rolling stone is about as solid as you can kick off an album. The album is folksy, with a great bit of country twang to it. Queen Jane Approximately sounds a bit like the title track, which I guess is to be expected, unlike Highway 61 Revisited, which seems to point everything in a different direction. There's something interesting about the guitar riff that's just... a different direction. Can't put my fingers on it.
The name of the band and the music they put out are at odds with each other. This album is absolutely great. A bunch of really solid tracks combined with some monster hits. While not as solid as Version 2.0, I would be able to listen to this many more times over.
This is better than 901 of the albums on this list. Oasis is fantastic. However, their two big hits on this album sound very similar. Starts off with slow drums, followed up with guitar riffs, etc... Very Oasis, which is not a bad thing. You can probably get your Oasis fix with "(What's the story) Morning Glory" and be fat and happy. I don't think this album adds anything that Oasis hasn't achieved with the other album on this list.
I'd like to think that it's a novel album, but weren't all albums from the 60s populated with extremely long songs that made you feel your acid trip is even that much buzzier? In that respect, it's a good representative, I suppose. Go Frank!
I have cold feet. Because this album rocked my socks off. Every. Single. Sports. Stadium. Plays. Seven. Nation. Army. And to start an album with such a strong thumping bass crescendo is just unfair to all the other songs on the album. The whole thing is sooo... original.
When one of the features of the album cover is "Stereo", you know it's gonna be a throwback. And what a trippy throwback this album is! But I gotta say it isn't bad. Heavy and deep. But it's as advertised. Electric Music for the Mind and Body, with a little bit of blues for the Soul to boot.
If you've ever seen Bosch on Amazon Prime Video, you'd know that there is a lot of jazz in the show, and your mind instantly goes to the view from his house perched in the hills on those stilts. It's a fantastic show, that's easy to watch again and again. And while I don't especially listen to much jazz, I seem to want to listen to this again. Especially since he named his dog Coltrane. But going back to this album, it reminds me of the show, so that's good enough.
What in the wordle? I'm not really sure that's how you play it, but it sounds good to me, so I'm going to go with it. This has the same classic PJ vocals, but seems even hauntier. Yeah, I just made up that word. Wordle it. The last few tracks here offer voices other than PJ (VOTPJ) more than we have experienced in the past, and some of them don't quite compliment as much as you'd like.
You kind of forget Elvis's roots until you listen to his crooning, gospel-ey voice. It's almost as if God is wooing you himself. If Elvis had lived, he'd be alive. And almost 87 years old. Let that sink in. And who knows, he may living with Jimmy Hoffa somewhere. The album itself is uneven, at best. Mix of blues, gospel, sadness (yeah, it's a musical genre I just made up - some people might call it heartbreak music. blah). I'm moving on kicks the beat up a bit into the rock category. I liked his tempo on Any Day Now, which is slightly askew with the previous versions.... and then you get to In the Ghetto and Suspicious Minds... The tone of the album is sad, and the delivery makes you realize that great music isn't always upbeat.
Yep. It's an interesting song. And when you have songs about the boll weevil, bed bugs, and cocaine, it's a recipe for high bugs? I do like the simple tones accompanied by a guitar. I wonder if these are the songs Walker sings in Yellowstone. Either that or Walker doesn't have the copyright to sing anything else. As I ramble I'm reminded that I'd probably listen to this again, given that this is the very first time that I've listened to it.
I get it. I get it. I get it. You make experimental music, someone has to listen to it. Dear Grandma and Grandpa seems indulgent. I wonder if they broke out the bubly when they listened to it. Djed was OK for some parts, not OK for the most part. I've spent less time doing my taxes than the length of this song. How/where do you listen to this song? What's a situation where you want time to go on and on? The last 30 seconds of an NBA game? Yeah, it's like the last 800 hours of an NBA game, then. It should be broken down into 16 different songs because I don't know that any parts related to each other. Finally, this album, it seems, will never die.
I was surprised to get a little twanginess early on in this album. Lots of great mix of genres, but unlimately, not anything with a great hook to keep the listener (me) engaged.
It's really really 60s music. I may enjoy more as I approach that age. But unfortunately, it's almost too psychedelic for me.
This really is an album that you should listen to. It's the earlier example of beat box that I can recall, and had a huge influence. Just really classic.
I've listened to this album a billion times and will listen to it a billion more. Don't waste your time reading this review. Listen to the music.
First song is a bit of Carly Simon-esque, and doesn't really set a good tone for this album. I like to vibe and tone. And even though she tries to look like Napoleon on the cover, she manages to carry this album. Definitely a repeat listen.
There are a couple of songs that hit the stride quickly, like new you and if I am... but yeah, most of the others just miss the mark. Not something I'm likely to pull out ever again.
Stellar album. Almost all the songs are excellent. Sound is unique, but fun and immersive. Only critique is maybe that some songs sound a bit too much like another.
Have not heard of Suede before, but I really like it. Has a bit of a Crowded House meets Stone Roses feel to it. Brooding at times and energetic at others... Nice to hear something like this.
I do like Willie. And Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain is a classic. It's a simple album, with simple messages in each song. It's easy to get lost that there's a story here.
With a name like Skunk, I didn't think I'd like this. Because, you know, the connotation is that it would stink. I apologize and promise to do better. This sounds really good. I want to listen to more.
It's such a metaphorically dense album. Nothing is straight forward. Sometimes, I just can't get it as much as I should...
OK. I hadn't heard of Justice before. But D.A.N.C.E. is definitely a good song. Mainly because I kept hearing it on one of the video games that I always played (Forza Horizon 4?). Of course, I thought they were saying "Louboutin", as in the shoes. So there. While it isn't in my wheelhouse of music, I'd listen to it again.
I need a drink. Do you need a drink? These lights are hurting my eyes and I can't stop my shoulders from moving in a funny gyrating manner. Do lasers burn a hole through your retinas? Where is this smoke coming from? There's a time and place for some types of music. I can never imagine that I would listen to this anywhere other than the alluded to place above.
The diversity of sound of Sonic Youth just blows me away. One moment, they are Sex Pistols, the next, Joy Division. Really good album.
I don't care if he "sold out". I do like commercial, top 40 stuff. And this one checked soooo many of the boxes.
OK. I thought Sebadoh was somebody different, not punk rock. Haven't listened to too much of this before. Some of it works, but most of it seems very dissonant and tough to digest. Like shoe leather, I assume.
Dark, broody, and not much sense.
sooo sooo much like Mr. Stewart. It's good. But not great, and not really memorable.
It's a very well crafted album. Lots of Rolling Stone original music that inspired other musicians.
A classic blur album with all the blur trappings.
I really like their sound. But everything sounds insane in my membrane after a while.
There's also a band called Elephant Mountain. Must be something that I don't truly understand. On Sir Francis Drake is another thing I don't understand. Get on the groovy train would be a better song title. Although another band had a song called groovy train, which is much better than this.
They are by far the best harmonizers ever. Such great music. However, if there is one criticism... it's that they are too damn smart. I do not know what a simple desultory phillipic is
I've never been a dead head. Bed head, yes. They do have good harmonies. And some pretty iconic songs that remind you of the 60s and 70s, because you've mostly forgotten what they were.
This music is all that is everything that is wrong about 'Merica. Smoke filled lounges with stiff drinks, cool men and hot women. Sinatra commanded this scene. These days, he'd have to stand at the bar for an hour thinking about which of the 9 IPAs he wants to order.
Bob Marley is a true lyricist. One must wonder how much he could have affected world change if he had been a politician instead of a musician... But I'm questioning how many reggae albums I must listen to before I die?
Not really my jam. Not really my jelly, either. Nor Vaseline(tm). It's a bit too much rage for me. I do respect that they have built their own font. That's not nothing.
So new... so hip... so melodic... Last Nite just pure rocks out.
Not commercially as successful as Cosmic Thing, but definitely more impactful. Can't believe this came out in 1979. Still very worth a listen.
Saw them at the Texxas Jam in 87, when the lineup was Tesla, Poison, Whitesnake, Aerosmith, and the headliner, Boston. The vendors were selling t-shirts that had misspelled "Poisson". Maybe they were into fish. Who knows? They also misspelled Texas... When Aerosmith played their set, they were so electric everyone forgot the headliner was yet to take the stage. And when they played Walk This Way... well, it was Texas heat times 25. Boston was touring in support of Third Stage, but I'm sure it was the turning point of one Boston band overtaking another band out of Boston... on their way to making it big.
It's unique. An interlude or commentary after each song. However, the bass is so overwhelming that it seems to detract from the album itself. I think it could use a bit of tuning down.
The pop culture this album spawned makes it worth the listen. No matter what you think of the person who made the music.
Not really sure why the Pistols aren't played more during riots and insurrections. I guess it may be because people who are involved in flipping police cars and setting them on fire don't need a soundtrack for violence. If they listened to the Pistols, it might give their message more sustained power. I call for Anarchy in the Universe.
Hotel blew my mind. Basically because the first minute and a half was completely unnecessary. The fact that I listened to it again means that I lost 3 minutes of my life. And then for them to tell me to go home, well, that's just rude.
While it didn't have the the raw and edgy (no pun intended) energy of U2 from the 80s, it was/is still a very powerful album.
I'm not a fan of metal, not a true fan anyway. I do really enjoy JP, for example, but it's not really on my rotation. But Metallica is a band that puts music out there with a seeming purpose. Well, other bands might have a purpose of just pure thrashing, pulsating, non-coherent noise, Metallica makes me want to continue listening...
I want to have a gin martini. Two olives. I want to people watch. Or have a classy conversation with a sophisticated lady. Or do my taxes. Or listen to this album while listening to this album.
It's OK. I'm not sure that I needed to listen to this before I die. Maybe the point is that I need to expose myself to new music each day.
"you're heating up like a thermostat?" no. that's it.
I'm not sure if this is a collection or what, but if it is, why did I have to listen to five Bob Marley albums?
Odd to hear a Canadian band sing about dixie... but I guess there is a deep south canada isn't there?
Interesting... very political. I guess the name of the band says it all. I guess if you were really into it...
Better than Nsync.
They really do sound like the Stone Roses, and I haven't seen that on our list yet.
It's a nice album. I remember Tammy Faye losing her faith, which is a reference that I'm sure some people will never get. And that sums up this album... it doesn't carry time too well.
That Marshall Mather is a crazy dude. This album is crazy. Good.
It's energetic and engaging. Hadn't heard of them before, but it sounds good!
It's upbeat, fun, gets your booty moving. I'll probably never listen to it again.
They are on to something. I do need some chemicals to listen to this for a while. It's got a time and place. But has anyone listened to this all the way through because they wanted to?
While I very much respect what this music represented when it was released, it's not necessarily something that I would be able to listen to on an on-going basis.
I'm apparently not feeling the love today. My reviews here are not about the artists or the amount of work and effort put into this. It's just a mood of wanting to listen to something... This album would be great if I was sipping on a drink in the sun on the beach, I think.
The title says it all. Melancholy and moody. Beck has a knack for songwriting.
I'm your cosmic dancer, a dancer for galaxys, i'll dance anywhere you want me to dance. Except Mars. I didn't remember to make reservations on the Musk shuttle. Don't really know why, but this kind of appeals to me.
What an intro! Blue-sey, jazzy, full of horns, full of hope, full of keys and full of dreams. Do I know what time it is? Yeah, it's 25 or 6 to 4. This is a bnad that has really moved around the musical block. It's a good listen and I'd do it again.
Why would they want to waste the first minute? Because I need the time to go get a beer before I settle into my barcalounger? I don't like it. But the maybe that's the catch for "I hang suspended."
Just really can't get into it. Doesn't feel like an album that I need to listen to again.
Crap! Why have I never listened to this? So much pure energy coming from this band. They could power Vegas for a few years.
Interesting that he has the Polish spelling for Warsaw, as well as, presumably, Polish lyrics? It's a good album that I'd listen to again at some point, I think.
Is "totally tubular" a thing? If so, this is a tubular album. I'm not halfway through it, yet, and I feel that I should give it more time... OK. I've given it 10 more minutes. There are lyrics... which I think he's saying what the instruments are... I've made this analogy before... I could put together an album with all the sounds from a NYC traffic policeman's whistle from an entire year... but would it be compelling enough to listen to?
I want to love this so much, if only because of the album cover. The first song to truly sound "country" is "If It Takes All NIght". But that's not my problem. Ferry is such a fine crooner, but he's really all over the place here... and the rest is a bit too extremental...yeah, I created something new as well.
Should I judge an album by its cover? No. As shown by "Country Life". But then should I judge it by its title track? Like "Country Life", the entirety of this album is difficult to listen to. Kid A, Treefingers, sets a tone that is misleading for the rest.
It's a pretty decent album. Well rounded except for the intro. Why do people do that?
My definition for a 5 star rating is if I want to listen to an album more than once a week. I've just listened to it twice and will probably listen to it again.
Am I frustrated? Yes. Does Water have to be 10+ minutes? There's so much promise that devolves into nothingness. I'm not frustrated. I'm mad.
Might listen to it again. There's a time and space for it. Smokey. Drink. Cramped quarters... sounds like it qualifies for my next flight.
No one in their right mind would rate old school Queen better than new school Queen.
Not really sure what to think about this. It's long as heck, and I don't really know what "gotta black breast Chinese eyes" means. But it's not too crazy off the wall other than 20 seconds of dead air, random transitions, and really freaking long songs.
Generally listenable. Would do it again. Not sure there's much more I can add.
It's mellow. It's melodramatic. It's folky. It's dreamy. It has a lot of imagery that I can't really understand. And (maybe) a lot of social references that I don't get. I mean, why is Bob Dylan in the movies? And what kind of sound does a fox in the snow make?
How does it feel? After eight minutes? Numbing. Advice: please keep your experiments under two minutes. I stopped at Suicide. Because can you really go beyond Suicide?
Used to love "Cars", but after wading through this album and getting to the point of where you understand this came from, it makes sense, but then it loses a lot of its magic because you can see behind the curtains.
There are a lot of earwigs here. Released way back when... it does carry some themes that have changed with the times. If he changes them and re-releases, I'll give it a 5.
Engergic, albeit maybe a bit repetitive. Still pretty decent.
Running up that hill has been getting all the attention, but it isn't even on this album. Anyone remember the Seinfeld episode with the soft talker? That's what Kate Bush reminds me of. She may as well be singing in a different language.
I'll have a double, please! It tells a story that I can understand. I suppose the other albums on this list also tell stories. But the vast majority of them don't do as much to keep you engaged and entertained as this album does.
Bold and unpredictable. This album doesn't fall into any one category. Lyrically powerful and musically frenetic and energetic. Definitely listenable to again and again.
I didn't think I'd be able to make it past the seven minute plus title track. But the more I listened, the more it grew. By the end, you forget that it's a double. I'll take two more, please.
All I need is a cold Kalik and I'm transported to the islands. It might actually be the wrong island, actually. Hmmm... well, I could listen to this while bonefishing with some Kalik in my cooler.
Easy to listen to. Lots of Travis in them. Nothing too offensive, nor too memorable.
It was worth listening to at least once, I think. Maybe good for background music as well, but really stand out for me.
Love the energy. The N word is used quite liberally. Like Django Unchained, would it carry as much heft if it was left out? It's definitely a statement album.
Is the difference between country and rock the metaphors employed? I mean, "my forehead is leaking"? It's a decent album. Listenable. But I'm not convinced that I want to listen to it again.
They sound like the National. And that's the point. It's magnetic and inspired.
Reminiscent of a dark musical, perhaps less connected. Raspy with percussive undertones. Tough to listen to at times.
Simple. Elegant. Uninspired? Once or twice is enough probably.
It's tough to listen to. Is there a payoff? Not that I can inform.
Is the intent of this list to have albums that represent what happens when grown men decide they don't like to play with each other? Mission: Accomplished.
Good beats. Not really a bunch of forced rhymes. Lacking a bit of energy, though.
The Boxer is one of my favorite songs of all time. Such fantastic imagery. "...I have squandered my resistance for a pocket full of mumbles such are promises..." This song alone is worthy of a 5.
It's a short, yet long album. Some great hits. Very memorable album.
Why is Ice-T dressed like Mike Reno in the New Jack Hustler video? Good classic album.
Willie is a classic and an American legend. But do I need to listen to him do a bunch of covers? I would die without needing to listen to this album.
Stands up there with Appetite for Destruction and Boston in terms of strength of album and quality for first releases. Eruption truly lives up to it's name. Turn it up roll the windows down when you're cruising the town in your 5.0.
It's the bells. But it's not cowbells. So that doesn't work for me. But it's al-ight. nothing special, though.
It's such a great album. Fantastic collection of songs. JLL is a master showman. But this is basically a collection of best of. There's nothing new.
Great songs. A little bit down in places, but very tight.
Such a serene album. Thoughtful. Mellow. Starts off really slowly, not too memorable. Listless. These are not the words to describe this album. There's a reason so many bands exist.
Some really good classics. A bit too show tuney towards the end for me.
Just a wonderful album full of great songs. Energetic and memorable.
It's interesting. Reminds me a lot of Kate Pierson and the B52s, with a political slant.
Terrific piece of music. But maybe it's just the nostalgia talking. Remembering putting the record on the turntable, turning it on, wiping the dust off, putting the needle on the record, (and somehow still getting static noises)... but the anticipation of hearing the rush from the first song.
The Hello video only has 2.9B views. I figure if I watch it a few more times, I can be the 3 billionth view. That's cool, right? RIGHT? Such a powerhouse. It really is true. Heartbreak brings out the creativity of artists. Jagged Little Pill, Tragic Kingdom, Rumors.
I knew a guy, who shall remain nameless, who listened to this ALL THE TIME. I mean, all the time. And Dave would turn it up so that the whole damned stoop would have to listen to it. We didn't have air conditioning, so the windows and doors were always open. But then this nine minute song would come on and everybody would sing it at the top of their lungs. Is that idiotic? Yep. But it was also an exceptional album.
Good! Except that it is long and a little dark in some places. No pun to Mr Cave.
OK. I like electronic as much as the next cat. Assuming that the cat has a headache and is having a seizure. I may change my pitch up... most likely not going to listen to this too many times.
It's such a pretty album. The iconic Hallelujah cover is fantastic, as is Last Goodbye. However, Corpus Christi Carol makes me feel like I'm listening to something entirely different.
It's very disconnected. Bowie is great, but this album really isn't my cup of tea.
Tony Bourdain loves the Stooges. They're good and have an edgy feel. Maybe I need to listen to it more to get what it's all about. I guess if you listen to something enough, you'll understand what it is.
Strong, raspy vocals, organs, synthesizers, pianos, bluesy, they do go together well. I sometimes need to be in the mood to really enjoy the presentation of the art. Bring out the whiskey.
It's got catchy beats for electronic music, but I guess that's the point. Would I listen to it again, probably not often. Was it thrilling to listen to this one time? Not really. But I think it was well done.
Word. She's supremely inspiring. The music doesn't age well, though. But I can see how it was a reflection from a period when music was less about flash than about substance.
I've said it before. Live albums basically amount to a best of album. Muddy Waters is a generational artist who deserves to be included. If you're going to do so, make sure you highlight a studio recording.
Call me stupid, but I really like this. Never heard it before. Will listen to it again.
A really great album. Could listen to this quite a few times over.
interesting for an album to have a song "1975" that's released 4 years before the actual date... and the song seemingly has zero to do with the actual date. urgh. But it songs pretty interesting. double argh.
The video for being boring is very erotic! The song is also good. The album overall is a bit uneven. Some very catchy tunes, but some are less "danceable."
It's a cute album. duolingo. nothing to write home about.
The video for a song, Freedom, shouldn't define an album. The song itself was brilliant, but the video with all the supermodels, and how they knew all the words to the song, took it over the top. The destruction of all the iconic items from the Faith video reinforced what this album was all about. It's such a change from his earlier release. Crazy.
It's very expansive. And Eminem is a bit of a genius. But, I don't know if I should rate this at all. On the one side, if I don't like it, I should suck his dick, because he doesn't care. Otherwise, I'd be kissing his ass. I don't want to do either.
There's sand in my feet! It's actually pretty neat. I'm going to convince myself that the Parade song was used in Animal House.
Michael MacDonald Fagan?
youtube video has only one song. so I love it! It's actually pretty interesting, but I'm not paying $109 that it's being listed for on ebay.
So many great songs on this album. Parallel Universe is probably my favorite. I guess in a different world everybody sleeps on a really large bed (California King)?
I wonder if Iggy thought at all about naming an album "the Iggiot". That would be pretty cool.
Seems a bit one note.
Billy Bragg has always been a bit cheeky, but as a country album, it isn't as convincing as it needs to be. As an alt-rock album, it also fails.
I'm the king of the midnight world and you're my headlight queen. I've never listened to this whole album. And I may never again, but there are so many great tunes on it!
Unlike wine or cheese... well, we'll leave it at that.
An extremely expansive album, with some really good songs. I'm not sure that the messages stand the test of time, but will rate it based on the timing from when it was created.
For some reason, there's a new video for My Sweet Lord. Don't really know why, but it does seem cool, 20 years after he passed away. The album is nice and mellow. The aforementioned song is beautiful.
It's all frenetic sound that combines all the most unlikely instruments except for a kazoo and vuvuzela (sp?). It mostly leaves me shaking to the core, like I've had too much caffeine. Plan B was to bring things down to earth a bit... but it was a psych out.
This is another one of those albums where it helps to be stoned to truly love it. I'm gonna need to take a whole lotta more of whatever they took.
Good old fashioned punk. Not a whole lot here, though. Kind of experimental in places.
My friend Molly loaned me this cassette. She never got it back.
Te Estoy Buscando (para America?) Sounds very much the same. Saturday Night was a huge departure! Overall, it's a thumbs up!
Two Latin albums in a row. I did like them both.
Am I in an arcade? They have more than one album? Someone remastered them? It's not my cup of team, but there are some moments of rhythmic music.
I kinda like the Caribbean rap sound. Some sound too similar to each other, though.
Hmmm... another Latin album. Three of the last five. This one is edgier to me. They want peace. And they'll going south. Chunga had her revenge... and I understood every single word of that song! Amazing me! Why would there be more lyrics on the album cover than in the actual songs? hmmm
It has a great sound, but a bit dated. Big horns, big drums, smoky lounges. Not sure when I'd listen to it again.
one review on Allmusic states, "the apocalyptic lyrical portrait of a society in decay"... that is really really very deep. The music really gets your heart going, and they're one of the pioneers of the sound. However, I struggle to understand the lyrics a lot of the time. But that's the intent?
Tough to rate this one. One can argue "Kissing to be Clever" was the more impactful album, and the one that put them on the map. Does this carry further, than say, Buena Vista Social Club? Decidely so. I would rank it higher only on a forced ranking system. Maybe I should go back and do a forced ranking of all the albums?
Not nearly as psychedelic as I thought it would be! But given how 13th floors don't exist... well, this album doesn't exist?
One of the most iconic voices of all time.Strong. Powerful. Commanding. You never have to ask, "is that Aretha?"
This was the sound at EVERY college party back in the day. And sooo many bands got inspired by them. However, Doolittle is the better album. And "Gigantic" from Surfer Rosa remains my favorite from the band. While this is still a great album, I do need to put it into context.
Halfway there. Am I halfway done, or do I still have halfway to go? Can I rate this as a 2.5?
There are some really sick beats at the beginning of this album, but it does fade out. Still a decent album.
I haven't ever owned this album, but it somehow feels very familiar in so many ways. Maybe it's the generation of musicians who all had the same style. How many different versions of "you've got a friend" exists? Taylor's seems more popular?
Interesting tunes. Not too bad.
Just your average album that makes you rethink what you want to expect from music.
They're not a name that comes up all that often, but I really like this. Four stars for Gang of Four
Very pretty lyrics and a classic kind of sound. Vincent is especially interesting.
No idea this was a country album. Thought the Byrds were the tambourine man people. Maybe they are. They're Taylor before Taylor was born.
Not conflicted at all about this one. Tommy was soooo much better. Not sure why this is on the list. Most of the songs are a bit listless.
Have always liked their sound enough to put them near the top of my playlist. Probably because their name starts with "A". I like this album, though.
Listened to this a lot. Really enjoyed it.
Very nice. Typical AF sounds. Would listen to it again.
Is it the album that's the game changer, or the band, or the performance? This seems to be a common refrain about how the categories were created. I love the compilation albums, but I guess you have to put it into context of everything.
Why does Hasta manana monsieur have like 90 minutes of dead time? The album doesn't really strike my fancy too much. Better than some others, though.
It has a couple of fantastic songs, but Aint no right wasn't right.
I suppose it was nice back in the day, but it's dated. I could take it or leave it.
I'm a fan of guitar led riffs, with strong backing bass. Talk about the passion is a good example of that. Good album.
Is it the shimmering in "Spray" that has the critics all abuzz at the genius behind this album? I get that it's why they got it but I'm not getting it. Get it? The best song on the album is also the shortest song on the album.
Kanye West is on the album cover. That is SOOOO cool! Also some great tunes on this album. Definitely a listen to-able again album.
Now we're getting to some albums that deservedly need to be listened to. Really strong and memorable.
Arguably one of the more difficult albums for me to rate. Mainly because I had to search out every single song because I couldn't find the whole album. The songs are looooooong. But they're pretty darn good. At least I think they're better than some of the stuff that I've listened to here. Did I mention how long the six songs are? And promentalbackwashpsychosis is very representative of the album.
Don't stop me, because I'm going to write this review without listening to the album (again). It may come as second hand news to you. You can go your own way, but I'm never going back again. We all have dreams, and mine is to find a songbird, a gold dust woman, who will make loving fun.
OK. I might want to listen to it occasionally. Very occasionally.
The songs are good, but the sound is a bit tinny. Maybe it's my speakers. Maybe I don't know what music should sound like.
I used to listen to Goodbye Jumbo a lot. This reminded me of that. It's a "big band" rock sound, as exhibited in Red Eyes. Suffering and the Haunting Idle, a bit less so. Enjoyable, nevertheless.
It's a nice enough album. Deep metal. I just can't get really into it.
I really like Elvis. And to start an album with Blue Suede Shoes seems like this would be stronger than it actually is. The cover of Tutti Frutti is just over-indulgent. I'm sure this had an effect on some people, just not me.
dowhatyalike is oft forgotten, but really offers a solid backing to Humpty Dance, which is a really catchy diddy.
I would have been surprised had I gone to this show without knowing who they were beforehand. Very much not blues.
cajun woman is probably my favorite on this album. folky. folksy.
It's got energy. It's got spunk. What more could you ask for?
So freakin' sensational.
Never heard this before, but I'm glad it was listed here. Really nice 70s sound.
It's a long one. Pretty decent and true to the description.
It's OK. It's alright. Probably wouldn't listen to many more times.
The rating here doesn't reflect on the musicians at all, just a reflection of how inclined I am to listen to this album again. Music styles change. This isn't something that I'm likely to listen to again.
Great music. Need a bit more variety, however. Very predictable throughout, even if the message strikes at today's societal issues.
Very typical 60s sound.
The sound is nice, the vocals clear. The vibe: 60s. It's OK to listen to once.
Who doesn't love a song where they spell out the lyrics for you? R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Didn't care too much for the carribeanesque Redondo Beach. A little bit too far out there for me.
It's a deep and moving album. Tough to get all the way through for me, however.
You can sometimes tell the genre the band comes from by their name. Love certainly gives it away. The harmonica is interesting. Otherwise, 60s sound.
Very much enjoy this album.
I wouldn't call it mind blowing. It's good.
Enjoyed it. Smooth and easy to listen to.
The semi-country / folk rock sound with some of the twanginess is pretty cool. Not often that I'd come back to this, but I'm glad I listened to this.
The Killing Moon is a sensational song. The rest of the album is also worth a listen.
It's a nice album. Good cerebral songs.
Asturias is a song that as soon as you listen to it, you understand it. The build up. The drama. The climax. I don't understand anything about this album.
Good punk music. Could listen to it again.
I kinda like it. It's got funk. It's got beat. It's got style.
It's very disjointed. One interesting song. Maybe two?
Great music. Sounds are melodic, have a sense of drama to them.
There's a certain groove and sound from the late 80s early 90s that's undeniable. Good to listen to occasionally. Not too hardcore.
Am I in an elevator that's stuck? Weird, because I hear no ringing. Very odd. Also why this is one of the 1001 albums I need to listen to. Maybe it's the wait music?
As a casual listener, I mainly follow what's on the radio. So I know the Springsteen hits. This is a darker, more haunting album. Really tough to "get into." The tone is very Dylan-esque.
OK. That was a long one. And I guess if you have to listen to one album before you die, it might take you a while to finally succumb. But my baby don't care.
Disjointed is a word that I use a lot in these notes. There are some very melodic songs, and then some where it seems like everything, including the kitchen sink, were just kind of thrown in. No clue how they would even repeat some of these songs in a concert.
What the heck has Aumgn? And Peking O? I can't.
There's something to be said for having a recipe. The one ingredient I didn't care for was "unrecognizable guitar sounds". Otherwise, it's OK.
That was a tasty sandwich! Wait, the song is still playing? Does it really take 8+ minutes to tell a story through song? Or have we gotten to the point in civilization where we can't pay attention for more than 4 minutes?
He's a bit melodramatic? I feel like I could have lived in the 60s. Music is limited in scope. Didn't have to go too far down the dial to get the same thing.
It's good. Maybe a bit too sappy sometimes, but I'm OK with it.
I like the funk.
An adventurous album. A bit before my time.
Starts off with a song everyone knows. And re-knows. I cant really get into the rest as much.
Just because I love this album and it's awesome does it deserve five stars? Doesn't seem to make any sense. You know what I mean?
It just lacks energy. Maybe I need to be more stoned? Ahem, I mean, stoned. Yeah, that's what I meant.
I'd have to be in da club in order to enjoy any of these songs. But I get it. Da Funk is instantly recognizable anywhere you are. I wonder how people would behave it this was playing in an elevator.
It's too incongruous. Chanting, melodic, low energy. Dead air.
Thank you Phil! I'll try not to regift.
Really good album. The first song is 1/2 of the album, but it's got energy and spirit.
It's alright. I'm not sure why you need to know the pool, but OK.
Really strong lyrics. Music is raw and powerful. Don't pass the musician on the subway. They could be the next Tracy Chapman.
It's a good album. I could probably listen to it again. Lots of energy.
I also need to belong.
Very unique sound for this band. Good album. Glad I listened to it.
Hadn't listened to much of this before... man research is something else. I think I might like Latin Simone the most. Weird.
Robyn Hitchcock has a very distinctive style, whether it's the Soft Boys or the Egyptians. Solid album.
Frank's quite the crooner. I can imagine folks putting this record on when company is around.
Really like his voice. Although as a live album and kinda like a best of, I question why I shouldn't be listening to a studio recording?
I'm giving this a five because, well, I can. It's clever and engaging, even though there aren't any certified hits on it. Totally would listen to it again.
It's a decent listen. Probably won't be going back for a bit.
Raw, powerful. One of the pioneers.
He really is a musical genius. But would I add this to the 1001 list, knowing his mental status?
You've got to sit through the entire album to get to the good bits. I'm going to ding a star for Get Carter. Why did that need to be remastered?
I'm not sure there is anything truly exceptional here. Maybe I'm missing something. Doesn't even include the song that she's really known for.
la me gusta! pero todas mucha demasiada
It's not bad, but not something I'd listen to everyday.
This isn't commentary on the artist or the music. Live albums represent a "best of" category that should be independent, unless the crowd gives you something that adds to the music you wouldn't otherwise get.
Not much to say.
It's catchy. Definitely something that you'd want to listen to again and again.
WTF????????????? Someone needs to hold me back. I wanted to kill myself after listening to Throbbing Gristle. The Cars have brought me back from the ledge. I suppose if Throbbing Gristle had been the last album on this list, I would be adequately qualified to die. But I shouldn't hold my breath that number 1001 will be any better than Throbbing Gristle. I think my car just backfired against someone scratching their fingernails across a chalkboard. Oh, sorry, that's just Throbbing Gristle. Every single song on this album is fantastic. The beginning of each song is easily identifiable and just sucks you in. More of this, PLEASE!
A very respectable album. Energetic, without being frenetic. Original and fresh.
It's a fine album. None of the 'hits', but definitely Waylon in style.
They have a great sound. If I try to find and listen to the extended version, I'd live forever!
I'd say this is an album that I'd make sure to put into a bunker.
Full of frenetic energy, but in a very good way.
Not really my thing, you know?
Not going to provide royalties to someone who ignores science as much as him.
Punk rock at it's absolute best. Sooooo many great songs here.
Haven't heard this one before now. It's dark and brooding, but very typical of Polly Jean. Enjoyed it.
Totally forgot about this album. Pretty nice.
What a long album! Zoinks. It's different, that's for sure.
I really need a barcalounger to truly enjoy this album. It's not too bad, but just not my style.
I guess they were pretty explicit about what Red Snapper mean in the rough and the quick... Zoinks.
It's kind of all over the place for me. But some decent music mixed in.
Really really really punk rock. Would probably be great to see live with all their energy.
Blusey, rock. Probably a bit more piano than I'm used to for this type of music. Still pretty strong.
It's pretty decent. I'd listen to it again.
Not hard enough to be metal, but too much screaming to be rock. Kinda like Aerosmith a little, but not as good.
The rock is good. But a seventeen minute song is fourteen minutes too long. I got ADHD, ain't nobody got time for that.
It's good. I like the energy.
There are a lot of these folky albums on the list. the seventies were a good time for singer songwriters. It's not too bad.
Her voice is soooo smooth. This is on the better side of 3, but still not something I'd likely revisit anytime soon.
A really nice album. I wonder if kids born today will listen to this in 40 years and think it's still as good then. Lonely Weekend is really nice.
To paraphrase Morrissey, some songs are bigger than others, some songs mothers are bigger than others.
Where have you been all my life?
Nice pop/hip hop
Some really longs songs that are somewhat repetitive. Could have cut some songs in thirds and still be OK.
I feel like the funk lives on from this album.
Just a really melodic group. Enjoyed this a lot.
Haven't ever listened to this before. They have a lot of sound, but for the most part, its cohesive and enjoyable.
Do I like this? I think so!
I just give up on songs that are over 7 minutes long. Maybe I'm like the Cs. It's a melodic album, but with some rough parts.
Extremely mellow. Almost forget that something is in the background. Really enjoy it.
"My picture was in your wallet?" What the heck is a wallet? But her voice is so smooth, engaging, soothing...
It's good. Not something that I might regularly put into the jukebox.
I feel like I should be watching porn. Talk about a genre of music that hasn't aged well.
This comes off as one 38 minute song, but I'm hoping that it's just the implementation within youtube music. Otherwise, it might be difficult to pull off live. As far as it goes, it's a pretty good punk record.
So many hits on this one. Interesting that it's such a fresh perspective on a seventy-ish sound.
A couple of powerhouse songs, with a really good supporting cast.
Rap has been very well represented. Some have been better than others. I feel that the intro was maybe a bit difficult to get into. The beats are simple, but effective.
There's a power and presence behind Ice Cube's music. Something you have to pay attention to. The rating for this album doesn't really reflect how much better than the other albums that I've given the same rating.
When I read "experimental rock band", I was skeptical. This was not difficult to listen to. It's a culmination of stuff that sorta works.
I'm gonna be really critical of this because, while the Davies have created a fantastic album, it isn't necessarily mind blowing in any terms.
Really interesting sound for a debut album. Some heavy southern style rock guitar with british melodies. Certainly Mark Knopfler created a signature sound.
I'm not really sure why he started to play prisons, and suspect the motivation was sincere. But this is basically a 'best of'. If this can be considered for that, then, and maybe more so, Nirvana Unplugged should be included. Yeah, my rating is inconsistent, but it really should look at one of his other thirty something albums before this one.
Can anyone who listened to "we will fall" in all its 10 plus minutes honestly say this is a good album?
when you're competing with Appetite for Destruction and Love by Cult, you better have a compelling proposition. Such a great album.
So interesting. This is a really unique album that I've never heard of before. Glad it was recommended.
Dylan is a great lyrical storyteller. The raspy voice along with the folk rock sound just really works together well.
"noise rock band" is how they are described. I'm ready to reclaim my ears, now.
Horns are great, but not for extended periods of time. That ringing in your ears just never goes away.
meh. I could make a better album in my sleep. that's about the only way.
Well, Earth People is just... not a good song. He's actually not a bad rapper. Does have some original beats, but misogyny much?
It's upbeat. It's fun. It's long.
I guess I should get away from the political aspects of music, where it came from, etc... But I wonder if mainstream radio would have played this without context of the support behind it from the power players? Is it a good album? Would I listen to it again?
What the heck? There's a whole story of Tarkus in seven verses. None of which I understand. Maybe I need a videogame interpretation. Holy smokes.
kinda cheeky this chap. not as tough to listen to as Tarkus, and, surprisingly, interesting
I really really wanted to give this album 4 stars. I really did. But I listened. And I listened. And I got more and more hooked into it.
really good debut. not as good as stories of the city... but really solid.
It's alright if you want to donate your most valuable resource, time. Otherwise, a bit indulgent.
Can a band sue itself for copying it's own songs? The other side sounds exactly like janie's got a gun... Pretty decent album.
Can you see me? I've got my finger on my ear and my eyes closed, head tilted towards the sun. It's a good look for me. I'm certain of it. There's soooo much going on in this album. Too much to unpack.
Is it familiarity, or are some of these songs really good? In the 70s and 80s, you listened to a lot of radio, which doesn't really give you a choice, unless you tried your hand at calling the radio station and asking them to play a song... Can you play "Sweet Caroline" and dedicate it to my girlfriend Caroline? Or if someone wasn't your girlfriend, you'd request, "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw". You get the drill. This album is rich in hits.
They really liked their crazy instruments back in the 60s didn't they? Psychedelics. Yeah... Maddening. Some parts sound like Beatles. Some parts sound like beetle dung. Ugh.
I quit listening when he sang, "Andalucia, when can I see ya." Finito.
Sometimes I'd like some context for why an album is on this list. Because I'd like to see some Poi Dog or Reivers or the Origin. This is good music. I'm not sure what really sets it apart. Nothing too catchy. Maybe it's deeper than I can appreciate?
Some really good songs on this blues forward album, which is the paradox. It's a varied collection of tracks without a direction.
This album is perfect. Absolutely perfect. Like when I have an enemy that I've captured and tied up in the basement and needs to be interrogated and they need to be softened up. Or if I have some houseguests who need to leave, like my parents. Oh yeah! At an hour long, it doesn't have the repetition that, say, re-runs of Gilligan's island might have.
OK. before you question my Sepultura rating, consider that I really have no clue what I'm talking about. Only an idiot argues with one. But this is a rather enjoyable album. Really good, actually.
Nothing really new here for me. Really solid album, and maybe slightly poppier. But it doesn't really deliver what Sepultura has.
Beyond the fabulous, instrumentally heavy Shine On... embeds one the most classic, iconic, guitar introductions. It's not flashy, not crazy, not technically sophisticated... just one that is truly remarkable. It's on a totally different level of 5 stars than Sepultura.
It's pretty decent. Lots of metal.
Pretty classic RN. Little ragtime, clear vocals without much range. But not too difficult to listen to.
pretty decent album. a bit eclectic at times, but very listenable.
most of these songs are emblematic of the 70s disco era, and if some of them hadn't been played to death on the radio, they could all have some form of success.
Really like the Who's music. But every live album is a compilation of another album, with maybe some covers and noise pulled it. Can I refuse to rate it?
It's got style. It's got class. But it's just not for me.
it was certainly influential in it's time. but now...
She's got incredible vocals, and this album is rangey... but I think it's tough to listen to a lot.
I'm getting a trend here... Stripped, Arrival, Aqualung, Myths, Good old boys, etc... they are all the 4th studio album, as is this! This one lives up to the goth rock expectations. Still really good.
It's different from pink floyd, for sure. Still pretty decent. I'd listen to it again.
Couldn't find the whole album. Just the one song. I'm going to rate it as if the song represents the album.
Some of the songs kind of morph together. Heaven and holding back the years for example.
It's slow, rhythmic, with an underlying energy.
This is the second debut album in a row. I didn't realize there was so much hip hop on this list. This one is a bit more experimental in some areas, and hard rap in others. Some of the melodies are really good. But I found it difficult to follow the lyrics.
Another 4th studio album? I'm beginning to sense a trend. I hope I'm wrong here. Not a whole lot here that was engaging for me.
The singer sounds very much like Ray Davies, but his range is limited. Don't Be Shy is a good example of that. Music is good, and sounds just like other bands from the aughts.
Guess which album number this is? Yep. #4. Alternative punk? Some of the metaphors are wayyyyy over my head. "Young Livers" rule tonight? The sound is decent, though.
This is the FIFTH studio album. Maybe they lost one of the previous 4. Although there is a song with the word 4th in it. The sound is really 60s.
Live double album? Nope. Dope? Nope. Although I need it to get through the 7 songs and their 96 minute guitar solos.
Another tortured soul... music is really damned good, though. Not sure why the album cover showed an upside down flag... I'm torn because I want to listen to this again and again, but not sure I want to feed his demons.
Wow. Talk about a tough topic to create an album around. These songs are deep and heavy.
The ninth studio album! The previous 8 seemed to have been released by different labels, though. Not sure what to make of it. Broken English has a part that sounds like someone is blowing their lips to make motorcycle sounds.... Someone please confirm this for me.
I love the sound. For maybe 5 minutes. Unless I've got some rum in me, I wouldn't be able to listen to a whole lot more of this.
The human brain is weird. Is this album good because I can remember the lyrics and music? Or do I remember it because it is good? I might listen to this again sometime. Who would ever write a song about an Octopus's garden?
Really couldn't get into this. Too disjointed in too many places.
Why does the real thing sound like Epic? Because there's a formula?
Some really good tunes on this one. Makes me want to go to Winslow.
Some decent songs on here, but you've got to be serious into the metal to truly appreciate this. Still better than a lot of other things on this list.
What? They've got Tom Brady on their album cover? How does even happen? They even mention a goat in "gut feeling." It's not a coincidence. They're from the future. I'm giving this album a 5 just in case.
I'm getting notes of gospel, twang, twirl, and twist. The twist is that I didn't listen to all 2 hours and 10 minutes. Nor did I listen to all 42 songs. The banjo player(s) seem to know what's going on with this album.
very reminiscent of rod stewart, without the melodies. That's all you need didn't really need the steel drums.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-Zvvtvibl0 Was I here? I plea the 5th. This album, as much as any other on this list, deserves 5 stars. But this album also destroyed any chance of rock shows, much less free rock shows, to be had on the hatch shell. I mean, who the hell flips over porta-potties? Insanity. So my vote here is in protest that if Dookie hadn't come out, we'd still have rock shows at the Hatch Shell.
I'm a fan of the cleverly named album. The music itself is entertaining, but nothing to really write home about. Mom, if you're reading this, please know that I didn't send this to your home address.
Sounds good. Hair band all the way!
Well... am I a fan of the falsetto? The comfortably numb cover is not my favorite. Ugh. There are a bunch of other albums that are rated at a 3 that are worse than this. But I just can't get why you'd want to do a bee-gees version of Comfortably Numb. Did disco have a renaissance that I didn't know about?
It does not help at all that the only version I have access to is the two hour thirty five minute version on youtube music. ugh. ugh. ugh.
It's fun to see, at some point, the album tying itself up in a full circle. Otherwise, nice jams. Something I could and would listen to again.
Seriously? ANOTHER 4th studio album? The middle part of this album is so incredibly strong. Not sure if this was produced by the same producer as Paula Abdul?
It's good. Nothing different, really. NIce sound.
Was a bit bumpy and melancholy for me.
Not really for me. Her voice is very high pitched, but not pitchy.
I only need one Sepultura album on my collection of torture devices, otherwise my enemies would be allowed to get variety in their shortened lives.
It's a really classic sound. of the 60s. doesn't translate so much anymore. like groovy and ya dig?
Solsbury Hill is great. Really good album.
First time I've heard flavah flav mentioned with frito lays. Awesome. I love that they had the cure for Covid back in 1988 "some drink the Clorox"... They reference themselves almost as much as Jason Derulo... but it works. Love this album.
Well, it's a live album, and you should know by now how I feel about live albums being on the list.
It's actually pretty good. Really liked seven days.
Starts off extremely strong. Last song is also really good as well. Enjoyed the diversity of the album. Some misses here and there.
What a fantastic album. Loved Rescue. This is the sound of my youth, being played at parties by countless cover bands, along with Oingo Boingo, B-52s, REM, U2
Wow. Unexpected. Really liked "Streets of Your Town", but "love is a sign" is a bust for me.
I don't know. There's a lot of energy in this for the specific place, specific time, specific shroom. I'm not in that place right now, and most likely won't be in the foreseeable future.
The first song seems like an anomaly for the album. I've never even heard of Deerhunter, even though this was released relatively recently. Not too bad.
This Ackles guy really has sold his soul to the devil. We was starring in Supernatural just a few years ago and now I find out that he also released his fifth album in 1972? He hasn't aged a day! This is very reminiscent of Neil Diamond, with a bit of musical theater included. But ultimately, '...hey you what's your name... hey I think I'm gonna kiss ya..." is a complete deal breaker.
Everyone knows Brian Eno's music. Some have listened to the windows 95 song thousands of times. Do I get to rate that now? Or is this only for this album? Ugh. So tough. Some good tunes here. But most are less engaging.
It's really full of energy. Songs are very long, though.
Fairly interesting. Not the traditional rap record. Nothing special, though.
It's a very melodic rap record, which leads me to wonder if it's actually a rap record... Still really good.
It's poppier than I thought it would be from an electronic album. Really really brings the energy. A couple of the songs reminds me of Denise Williams, which is a good thing. Interesting to listen to, but probably not too many times.
ANOTHER fourth studio album! I really don't think it's coincidence. The sound is simple, and doesn't really carry the test of time.
I love this album. But, as I've been clear and consistent about it before, live albums are essentially a collection of other songs from other albums, in which case, "The Best of ..." deserves consideration for this list of albums. The rating is not a reflection of the quality of artists or the music.
Ugh. Two live albums in a row?
Really nice. And Through the Wire was a bit unexpected.
Someone pointed out to me that Jazz is a medium that can only be performed live. I disagree. They can still record it in a studio. This is interesting. Reminds me of North by Northwest. But live albums don't belong on this list.
I must admit. I like the Killers version of Spaceman better. It's relatively melodic and the lyrics make some type of sense.
A nice album. Although I'm not such a big fan of his "big band" departures.
A lot of great harmonizing in this. Some really strong tracks, as well. Doesn't really carry through with the times, but still enjoyable to listen to.
Pretty much what you would expect in a grunge album.
meh. way too underrated.
Really really really strong. Really liked "for all the cows."
Kinda hypnotic and toe tapping. Not too shabby.
Never heard of them, but I'd listen to this again. Pretty enjoyable.
Really enjoy Billy Bragg. A few of the later songs weren't as successful. Still really good.
Always thought he was saying "Hey" instead of "Peg". But now I know. I also know all the songs sound like each other.
Pretty sure this album spent more time in my tape deck of the toyota celica longer than most other tapes.
Another fourth studio release. I'm getting the sense that the authors of this list just said, "let's find all the people who released four albums or more" and put them on this list. Morrissey is a great addition, though.
I forgot I wasn't supposed to listen to this because of the royalties for Mr. Covid Denier. But damn isn't it good.
Has anyone ever noticed that Fall On Me (I know, it's not on this album) sounds like he's saying "Banh Mi"? This is a fine album, but Life's Rich Pageant is more reflective of the band.
It is rather a difficult listen for a first time around. As a remarkable band, you can hear the evolution. And the 60s had a sound that maybe they're asking back.
This sounds almost like a live album. He talks through the first "song" and says tonight a few times. It's weird to say that I "grew up" with this stuff. It's soooo simple. Nothing crazy. Nothing flashy. Don't know why I like it. I shouldn't like it.
It's a good listen. And I think there was gravitas when it was released. It's just different now. I'd listen to Ray Price again, I think.
Very very distinctive Pet Shop Boys sound. Heavy rhythm combined with synth and soft vocals. None of their most popular hits, but really good.
This is the second fifth studio album in a row! They've stepped it up. Just plain weird. Inconsistent. Difficult to get into the groove... hmm, makes me want to listen to Madonna. Why is there only one Madonna in this list?
Pretty decent. A little bit too much "noise" for me, but I think that's the intent. Prose above the noise.
It's really good. Not as many hits as License to Ill, but still...
most of the beats are very similar. I'm sure I'm not the first to ask, but how many rappers have gone into acting and decided to go back to rapping?
If I didn't know what "ethereal" meant, I'd describe this as ghostly, haunting, eerie, soft, flighty, and other words I don't know the meaning of. This should be the soundtrack to my dreams.
Some of the tunes on this album really don't seem that she's "into" the whole thing, but I guess that's part of her music. The message is really straightforward, though. Not as good as Whipsmart.
say it with me. fourth studio album. So much energy in this album. Not sure how you manage this night after night without some drugs involved. or ADHD. Some people walk against cancer. they rock against ass. Some people have booty calls. They have rendevouz with anus.
This is really something that some people LOVE. The goth rock from this isn't really my cup of blood, though. In fact, i'd rather not be near a cup of blood.
It's nice. Pretty easy to listen to. Good voice.
The YouTube music version is the deluxe version. Which means it's over two hours long. If the goal of the author(s) is to list the longest albums in the goals of ensuring the album is never completely listened to... then they have succeeded in making sure that I don't die.
His music doesn't match his persona... not in a good or bad way. Just unexpected. Decent, but also a little bit disjointed.
Not quite as metal and the album cover, title, and band name might suggest. but it does make me want to summon the dead.
The dust blows forward and the dust blows back. It's definitely art. Art that I do not understand. Defies description.
He's trying to hard on if you all get to heaven, but by the time we get to wishing well, there's a freedom and energy that is a bit infectious. How weird is it that there are two songs back to back to begin an album with the word, 'if'? If this was a baseball game, it would be a record of some sort. Get it?
There's a distinctive frenetic pace to the guitars, drums, synthesizers... good, but a bit repetitive. Even Kingsize starts slow and the short bursts of horn take us back to the sound of HC100. Surely they hadd.
why is the first minute of the first song, which is 6 and half minutes, basically just a drum? Otherwise, it's ok. good even. Not an album that I'd personally listen to over and over again.
It's mellowish and lacks some energy, even the upbeat Girl VII doesn't seem to carry any pizzazz.
Now it sounds like something someone somewhere somewhat on speed might release. Have you seen my baby is a complete ripoff of the beatles. On speed. I do like yesterday's numbers. And then the next song is just shit.
quiet. thoughtful. retrospective. nothing that describes me at all. What can I say? It feels dated. I'm not sure what else I should say about it. Oh yeah, it's a fourth studio album. There are a ton of third and fourth studio albums in here.
It's very simple, but saturated with lyrical prose. Acoustic guitar with a folksy vocal component. But not really there for me.
It's very theatrical, and with some context and actors, I could probably really appreciate this. However, I don't have the imagination to 'listen' to this all and be impressed that's it's something I should be listening to on a frequent basis.
The music certainly carries on through pop references and historical movies and shows. There's a characteristic twang that resonates with the lyrics. It's a good album, with lots more love and tears than I thought there would be.
Wait a minute: he's not saying "all night, French Fries"? Difficult to believe this was a third album (see?) and not a debut. Even more difficult to believe that Joe Elliot would be a heavy metal guy. You really don't see that many metal guys with those golden curly locks and dashing good looks... My one criticism is that they should have started with Rock of Ages. But maybe that's like exposing the killer at the beginning of the murder mystery?
Very eccentric. Not at all what I was expecting.
You can make a great album without needing to follow it up with an even better album. Sara and Think About Me carry a lot of the classic sounds from Rumours. This is a good album.
A soundtrack carries about as much weight on this list as live albums. You should have Empire Records, or The Adventures of Priscilla, or etc... I would like to see this movie, just to see someone do KC and the Sunshine Band, if only for a smidge.
Some really good tunes right in the middle there... then a cover or Springsteen's "Born to Run" and then some whale song?
Just really relaxing and peaceful. Melodic and entertaining. Would totally listen to this again.
So much energy. I need to drink some red bull. This version that I have is over 5 hours long. The original version is over two hours long.
I'm glad I learned the story of light. That was, ahem, enlightening. Did I mention this is a fourth studio album? Yep! It is!. Now that was revealing!
Just a really unique sound. Wouldn't be able to miss this band from space. Some really big hits on this one.
Four songs. Forty one minutes. That's about right. Let's go! Definitely a Vein Melter for sure.
I think I saw a documentary about "Maggie's Farm". Can't really recall everything about it, though. But I do remember that it was an interesting piece about a song that I had never heard before. The rest of the album is really solid.
Two hours of inspiration and information! It's actually quite soothing. I'd probably listen to it again if I somehow stumble across it. But probably wouldn't search it out.
None of these songs are "hits", yet everyone of them seems familiar. Lot's a slide guitar, two step beats. Better than other 3 star albums.
Just a really satisfying album to listen to. Still carries a bit of their punk rock days, but shows the evolution.
A dark foreboding album, but one that carries the signature Robert Smith moodiness. The instrumental track sets the tone for the rest of the album.
I thought this was a decent album. That is until I got to electric. I want some of this weed.
Merle Haggard has an album that covers 100 songs. Do we need to make it a live album recorded with a symphony? I don't think so.
this album blows. get it? anyway, it's an album that reminds me what it was like shopping at Pottery Barn. When that was a thing. Just lively enough to be adventurous, but not to the point of being distracting.
It's a really solid album. Such a unique sound.
It's just unfair the amount of talent this man has. This is just another example of the skill he has with his craft. Given his extensive body of work, though, you'd put this album on the list?
I am a fan of the funk sound! But two hours. Where am I driving to, Bath, ME or something?
In true punk rock fashion, 15 songs 38 minutes. love it. Except for the first song. That was just weird.
ah, another fourth studio album and a band that references itself in song. I could see myself loving this punk rock sound back in the day if I had my hands on this album. pretty derivative sound, but still pretty good.
It's OK. A little bit up and down. Some of the musical instruments and/or arrangements left me puzzled.
I forgot to mention that a Wizard A True Star was a fourth studio album, as is this one! It's actually pretty good. It's got very good energy.
It's a really unique album and sound. Neat that they found a sound that was so tailored to them.
not really sure what to think about this. The music is pretty interesting, but some of the lyrics are, well... with the first song simulating a live song... this goes down as a... wait for it...
Some albums have riffs that just speak to me. The Big Country is one of those songs, and the Talking Heads seem to have quite a few of them.
It certainly deserves the advisory sticker. This is not a good album for karaoke.
I'm going back to my original rating method for this album. What are the chances I'll listen to this album again?
OK. It's pretty decent. I approve. Although I'd like to be able to visit Veckatimest island at some point. I'm sure it'd only be a three hour tour.