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?
I went out with a Johanna... this song was probably longer than our date.
A good album... but I am struggling with why it's in the 1001.
Not their best album and a bit formulaic.
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.
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.