Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand
It is a refreshing album. Good to listen to after something more experimental or hard to understand. In short, it is a simple album, but here, simplicity it's a good thing.
It is a refreshing album. Good to listen to after something more experimental or hard to understand. In short, it is a simple album, but here, simplicity it's a good thing.
This is one of the best albums that I didn't know and I'm listening now with this site. This is just a great and classical rock album with all the strength and soul that was expected from a real rock album. For sure, it is a five-star album
This album is too irregular for me. There are some great songs, but there are also some experimental and dislocated songs (more appropriated in some kind of really experimental album)
This is the kind of album absolutely surprising! I don't know the band, I never listened to anything from them, The name was strange, the first song is catchy but not so special, but when the album ends it looks like something different happened. What I listened here? A simple post-punk album? Why this band is so underground? More people should listen to it. Well, for me it's something that I'll sure listen to again in the future and hope that more people know it
Shame on me for being Brazilian and never listen to this whole album. Sure, I know some songs but listen to them completely was a very nice experience. Sometimes Milton Nascimento makes me sleepy (mainly his new songs after "Clube da Esquina"), but this album is completely the opposite, it makes me fells with a lot of energy. I don't know if this list includes more Brazilian albums or even Brazilian artists, but this one was very pleasable
I never listened to LCD Soundsystem before, even knowing the band by the name. It's a strange album that sounds "strange" to me. First I thought that it was "too much experimental", but I like experimental music too, so this is not the problem. In short, I didn't like it too much, but It had some very good songs, like the last one, for example. I'll not listen to it again in the next weeks, but maybe it deserves a second try some day.
I like Iron Maiden since my teenage years, but to my own shame, I never listened to all songs from this first album. It's a great thing how much these songs sound fresh comparing with more recent Maiden songs. It looks like a great 2021 metal album. Absolutely a great album!
This is another example of a band that I already know about (actually, I like very much R.E.M. songs) but never listened to this whole album in a row. For this experiment of 1001 albums, this is just the third one but is for sure the best until now. It's really worth it!
I started this album knowing the name "Dire Straits", but without any reference to any song, however almost all the songs are very familiar to me, actually. It's the type of album that every song has a kind of "I know this one from 'Guitar Hero'", "I know this one from that movie", etc... So, many songs are very famous but it is something very common, just the simple and old hard rock. It deserves a chance, but the songs are better as the soundtrack for movies and games instead of a complete album.
Electronic music is definitely not my place. However, this album is very good in simulate the annoying of long road trips (at least).
This sounds like a real classic. No matter who you are, these songs are all very recognizable to anyone. Great album.
I liked this album very much. It sounds so true and so fun. It sounds like "good days". I didn't know Blur much more than "Song 2", but now I'll search for all other albums to know a little bit more. Definitively, worths it!
I liked this album but is too "simple". I know that maybe it was revolutionary for 1995, but nowadays it's just another indie rock band without anything great for me. Sure, I'm biased by the fact that I didn't know anything about Garbage, so I don't have any affective memory with it, but it's an album that I probably will forget tomorrow.
It's very nice to listen to something that sounds "grunge" besides Nirvana or Pearl Jam, but also has many experimental songs with a kind of metal that is good even not understanding everything. In short, it was good to know this album, even not being the best one on this list until now. Probably, I will listen to it again someday...
This is a great album that I already know before. It has some of the most important songs in the whole world. Impossible to give it less than 5 stars
I like jazz music, but for no good reason, I don't listen to it so frequently. This album is a good remember that I need to listen to it more and more. An excellent album for all days.
It's very interesting to listen to this album because it sounds like classical gangsta rap most of the time, but it's because it's is one of the classic albums of this style and inaugurated all of these classical characteristics. A great experience!
It's very nice to listen to some clean and real raw rock album. It's not one of the best albums for me, but it's very honest.
This is one of the best albums that I didn't know and I'm listening now with this site. This is just a great and classical rock album with all the strength and soul that was expected from a real rock album. For sure, it is a five-star album
This is the longest album that I already listened entirely. It's hard to evaluate it because it has almost all song styles and possibilities for an English love song. a kind of repetitive album, but it's not the worst thing ever, just an "ok" album with an ambitious idea behind it. Ambitious albums are almost always a good idea, but this one is not one of the best-executed ones.
I started this album expecting something like any mid-2000 indie rock, so, I wasn't expecting too much. However, this is a very nice album, with fewer cliches and some good songs. Nothing spectacular, but a nice album.
It is a refreshing album. Good to listen to after something more experimental or hard to understand. In short, it is a simple album, but here, simplicity it's a good thing.
This is so boring and common that I don't understand why it is on this list. Anything between a piece of elevator music and an end of party music. Even the live versions have not any soul.
A calm and introspective album with some very good songs in it. I didn't know anything about Elliott Smith, but his songs sound like a good remember of the simplest teenage years, including all the teenage problems.
I really don't like electronic music, but to my surprise, this is a nice album. According to Wikipedia, it starts the style of trip-hop with the mix of electronic and hip-hop and I think that this mix made my opinion change a little. It's not the type of music that I choose to listen to during my day, but at some electronic party, these songs would be a very good choice.
Initially, I didn't like it too much, thinking about why these ambient songs were here in this list. However, I finished it with the opposite opinion. It is a very good album with some very good instrumental songs. It is surprisingly modern for a 1962 album.
All songs from this album are classical. A great album with only one notable drawback: it sounds a little bit dated, probably because it is a reference album for almost every rock band nowadays. However, worth every song!
This is an absolute classic. I noticed that I didn't listen to it for some time, but it is still one of my favorite albums of all time.
It's a surprising album with some very interesting songs but at the same time, some songs are very boring. I liked to listen to it, but it's not very probable that it will happen again, even with those good songs at the first part of the album. The art cover is very beautiful.
I'm not a fan of more recent Radiohead works, but this album has some type of rawness that really touches me. A great piece of art.
This album is very common and easy to listen to. I know that it should be considered a great rock album for 83, but nowadays, the age came and it just an ok album.
I absolutely didn't know anything about this band and this album was a very good surprise. It's not absolutely different from standard indie rock from the last decade, but it's a very good example of this type of song. :-)
This was a very surprising album. The art cover is awesome and the album itself was an amazing experience. For sure, I'll search other Donavan's albums to discover a little bit more about these songs. The Wikipedia article is also a good waste of time.
This album was an amazing suggestion from this project. I absolutely loved almost every song, even not knowing anything about the band before.
I know many of Slayer's songs from my teenage years and I like them and listen to them today made me realize how much they influenced the metal scene forever. Their songs from this album are a little bit repetitive, but it's cool.
I always think about Bruce Springsteen like something like bad country songs (don't know why), but this album is very different from my expectations and it is a very good piece of good songs.
Ok...It's a good album, but nothing special for me. The song "May you never" is the best.
Now I'm listening to you 1001albumsgenerator 8-)
This is very different from everything else that I already listened to from David Bowie. I prefer his more recent work, but it's very interesting to listen to this album.
Another Maiden album. This is album does not have my favorite songs from the album, but it's still great!
This album is not so special at all, but it deserves 3 stars for the absolutely special songs. "California Dreamin" deserves the 3 stars itself for being a great song itself.
I know just the most famous songs from Rolling Stones and this album is surprisingly awesome for me. All blues and rock were amazing here. Included in my favorites
It's a very good instrumental album (or almost instrumental), but nothing very special to me.
Definitively, country is not my style....I like very few songs from this style, so this album was very boring to me. I'll dive it 2 stars for one or two songs that were comfortable for listen.
This was very....strange. I was expecting something like Joy Division or The cure (things that I like), but it was more...darker and strange. I liked it, but not too much.
I think that this is a good album for Friday, but it's not too much more than it.
This is not the Queen that I know. The Wikipedia link shows that this is not the most knowledgeable album from the band, but it's also great! Worth it!
This album was surprisingly good for me. Very good songs with a nice vibe.
This album does not sound like the best of Nirvana for me, but still, it's a great piece of music and definitively worths it!
Very nice surprise!
This one was a great Latin music album. Worth it!
I didn't like it too much, but it is an ok album.
This was one more great album that I absolutely didn't know. It's incredible how this project has been a great introduction for some important musicians for me.
This album is too irregular for me. There are some great songs, but there are also some experimental and dislocated songs (more appropriated in some kind of really experimental album)
This was a great treasure discovery. It resembles in me a great classic that I didn't know yet. Definitely, an album to listen to before die!
Usually, I like this type of music, but this is just ....nhem
Another great surprise...
I didn't get it....:-(
I didn't know anything from Solange after Destiny Child and this is a very good album. Remembers me Alicia Keys and this is great!
This is an album that deserves 5 stars for its simple existence.
This album mixes some things that I definitively do not like, like country music and a kind of early stages of rock n roll, that I like very much, so it's for me a kind of definition of a medium album.
Nothing special, but a good album to know something of this important band
I didn't get this album. It's like too much experimental, but not....3 stars because it's a cool thing to discover another artist that I didn't before this site.
I like coldplay, but this album is not the best one for me
Very nice surprise. One more album for my favorites from this site.
It's very nice to listen some great classic like this.
So boring...10 mile stereo is the only song that saves the album.
I liked to know more about Pixies, which I already like, but this album is fine. Nothing so special that deserves too much highlight, but very nice songs.
Very nice Alice cooper album. I don't know if I classified it as essential, but it's a good choice, for sure.
I didn't finish it yet, but this a great hip-hop/soul album. Unbelievable that I didn't know it until today. Thank you 1001albumsgenerator!
I can get the importance of this album, but it's not so good to me. Just ok!
I like QOSA, but this album is not excptional
A classic album with iconic songs. Almost every song is at least great!
This album is strange because sometimes it sounds like a bad Beatles imitation and sometimes it remembers me something of green day in their good days. At least, is a curious album
It sounds strange, but cool
Really boring. Not my taste
I never listened to a complete Elvis album before, so I'm very impressed with this one. A great opportunity to know a little bit of pop/rock history, even recognizing a lot of influences from blues and knowing that Elvis is not a real rock pioneer (maybe in a commercial way, but not artistic), this looks like an important album for me.
This is a simple album for more simplest times. I enjoyed almost every song here and feel like a young boy again.
It's very clear how much this album influenced many modern songs. This is not exactly my preferred music style, but it's very easy to understand why this is a complete classic.
I can understand the importance of this album or even the importance of Kate Bush, but her songs are absolutely not for me....anything between an elevator song and strange 70's rock. Sounds like a bad flashback playlist.
The was a very different experience that I don't know how to evaluate, but the album contains some good instrumental songs to keep focus during the workday. The Wikipedia page is simple but it looks like this album influenced great songwriter that I admire, so 3 stars is fine to me.
This is a great album and just it
I like to listen to it, even not being exactly my kind of music. Maybe is just some type of bad influence, but it sounds like old romantic music for my mother....
It sounds too much exotic and bad music. Not my kind of thing
I'm not a big fan of post-punk, but this was a good discovery
It's something very pleasurable to discover a new album and recognize it as something classical. This album is great!
I enjoy Rolling stones much more than I thought before this album.
Another Joni Mitchell's album and I'm more certain that I don't like it. Next
Good but not all that people say.
This real progressive rock is not my kind of thing (I prefer things less experimental and "low level" like Pink Floyd), however, this album was a good experience.
A great album but a little messy. I didn't get a signature in all songs like I saw in other albums of The kinks.
I expected much more from this album. Just ok!
This is one of the hidden gems in the book that I never listened to and shows a great piece of art. Exceptional, for sure. I didn't like so much of these versions of "My Girl" and "Satisfaction", but the album is brilliant.
Raw and true, but not so good
It remembers my teenage years so I have some good memories of all RHCP's career. However, this album is not so great that I remember, even with the last songs being great examples of all the RHCP power and dominance of their style. I'll give it 4 stars for it because of all, the memories, the sentiment, and the good songs.
A great album! Just it!
I didn't listen too much to Elton John's songs because I identify his songs as something for Sir and classy people, but this album absolutely changes my mind. I didn't love every song, but almost all songs sound very good to me. I'm able to identify much classic rock in these songs and I like it!
Where I was in my teenage years for not listen to this all day? I recognize the most famous songs, but the whole album is great!
ZZZZZZZZZZZ...good first song....ZZZZZZZZZ
I absolutely didn't get it....it's not bad, but it's not good also...it's strange, but also very simple and raw...It's not for me, but I recognize something that should be for me....I Don't know...
I like this type of post-punk music, but the album itself is just good, nothing really special.
I don't understand why this is considered psychedelic rock, because normally I'm not a fan of psychedelic songs and I liked it very much....probably I don't know what is real psychedelic rock. :-) In short, A good album with very pleasable songs and the last one "real" experimental or psychedelic but still cool! Worth it!
It one of the strangest things that I ever listen to, but still very powerful and I don't know why I liked it, but I liked it. I'm not a jazz fan, but this kind of thing touches me in some way that is strongest than my comprehension
I liked it because it's cool to know new artists that I never knew, but the album itself is so monochromatic. Good songs to dance to, maybe some important message that I don't understand, but just a good album.
This is much better than the album "Fragile". I think that is more "conventional" but for sure better.
From the Wikipedia article, I got that Roxy music has great importance in music history, but their songs are too basic for my taste. Good songs but just it.
I didn't know how much I could like Steve Wonder songs... It a great album with a lot of innovations and very pleasable songs. Much better than his most famous tracks, this album is very good
I understand the importance of this album, but it's not my kind of music. I prefer Prince covers to actual Prince songs. "1999" is the only great song that I liked very much from the whole album.
I know that I should liked it more than I liked, but this live album was....just ok, nothing special. it's not up to James Brown
I don't know where I was in the '90s, but I know that I like Smashing Pumpkins much more than I tough before this album. A great piece of art with a lot of different styles, but still connected, even the more "experimental" songs are great and in line with the rest of the album. Definitively worths it
The first songs are pretty common, nothing special. The second part gave me a "Lord of the Rings" vibe that was very cool and justified a good rating for this album. I probably will not listen to it again anymore, but it was a good experience.
Strange, but nice... Not too much experimental, not too much classical. I probably not revisit this album again, but it was a nice experience to listen to it.
Personally, I didn't recognize much "samba" in this jazz, but I know bossa nova very much and the album is a good instrumental bossa nova versions of some good songs. Nothing special, but I think that spread this Brazilian song around the world (even in an instrumental way) deserves a place in the list of 1001 albums to listen to before die.
Something very recognizable, but anything special. I don't know if this album has something special for their time, but nowadays it's just fine.
It's a very good classic rap album. For me, these songs could be more strong and the thematic sounds old for modern days, but I respect the historical music from the hip-hop movement.
Very nice modern R&B album. I liked it most because I can recognize many influences in some very good songs that I like (Alicia Keys for example).
I know the more recent work of Fiona Apple and listen to this old version of her work is very interesting. This is not any piece of art in my opinion, but it includes many good songs and worth the almost 1 hour of her voice. I prefer the most recent albums from her, but this was a good experience
It's very interesting to listen to some Led Zeppelin songs that aren't part of the greatest hits of the band (for me, the only exception here is "The immigrant song"), but Led Zepelling is always Led Zepellin, so I don't have so much to say: Absolutely amazing
This is the kind of album absolutely surprising! I don't know the band, I never listened to anything from them, The name was strange, the first song is catchy but not so special, but when the album ends it looks like something different happened. What I listened here? A simple post-punk album? Why this band is so underground? More people should listen to it. Well, for me it's something that I'll sure listen to again in the future and hope that more people know it
Looking at the Wikipedia page I expected to find a good Johnny Cash-style style songs, but it was just an old classic country album without any innovation. I understood the importance of this kind of music for music history, but it's not my taste
First "reggae" album here and, although I don't knew the artist, it's easy to note the innovations brought by the artist in the '90s that are used until today.
I swear I try, but except for some very popular songs, Electronic music is definitely not for me. In this case, even the meme song "Sweet Dreams" is tiring.
Shame on me for being Brazilian and never listen to this whole album. Sure, I know some songs but listen to them completely was a very nice experience. Sometimes Milton Nascimento makes me sleepy (mainly his new songs after "Clube da Esquina"), but this album is completely the opposite, it makes me fells with a lot of energy. I don't know if this list includes more Brazilian albums or even Brazilian artists, but this one was very pleasable
I didn't know this album, although it sounds like a classical. It was a very pleasable experience listen to it and it's easy to see their influence on modern songs.
A very nice jazz album. It's hard for me to evaluate this type of thing because I like jazz, but I don't understand it very well.
I just knew one song from this band, but this album surprised me. It's very good.
This project is showing to me that I like Rolling Stones much more than I tough before these first 120 albums listened from the list. However, this is the third Rolling Stones selected in my list and I think that is the worst (the other two were awesome and this one is just good). I liked much more of this album because of the Wikipedia link. The history of this album and its production gave me another perspective of it, even wich the songs nothing touching me in any way. It worth it, but this is not the Rolling Stones album that I'll listen to in the near future.
Besides one or two good songs, a long boring album with no personality. I know that Wilco influenced some new bands that I like, but I didn't see anything here.
Is this really an important album anywhere in the world? 2000's years have so many good songs, but this one is just boring...
I always liked Joy Division and I had something "against" New Order, but this album changed my mind. I need to go back and listen to them again. I know that this phase is not absolutely "synth" as the next albums, but it was a so good experience and I think that I'm able to give them another chance.
It's funny because one day before this album I listened to something from "New Order" expecting something like this Devo album and found that I didn't know New Order very well. I didn't know Devo so well too, but my expectations were all achieved and these expectations were an album with a lot of synth-rock without much meaning....well that's not men, It's Devo. The Wikipedia link was interesting.
It's very nice to listen to something like Neil Young that is not Neil Young. I don't want to reduce Crosby's career to be some type of Young cover or anything like that, but I'm comparing their importance for USA's music. This album is good enough to show this importance but it's not the best work in my opinion.
This was a good album. Nice to listen to it and very nice recognizable singles, but also very repetitive. Good to know a little bit more about this important band.
This is a very good live album, but it's still a live album and I prefer studios over it. Reading the Wikipedia link, I understood the reasons for a live album, but I still prefer the studio versions
It's a very nice surprise to discover these pre-heavy metal bands that I did not know about before. An excellent album.
Whow! That's something! I didn't know the band and this album was amazing!
It sounds to me just like some generic Alanis Morissette cover band. I'm not sure who came first, but this does not matter, it is just very boring.
This was a very nice surprise. The entire album gives me the sensation of being in the 80's being sad and living my life as a rebel teenager while my mom brings the fresh cookies to my cleaned room. Good experience! The songs are nice too, but the experience is great!
This was a very good surprise. A great album that sounds very different from "normal" American hip-hop.
It's very interesting to discover these "hidden" things from music history. This is not the best punk that I listened to, but thinking about the age of this album it sounds so much fresh that it definitely worths it
I know Björk, but I never liked too much of her work...it's not anything special, but it's nothing my kind of thing. This album does not change my mind, but I think that I "understood" better her work and this is a nice thing.
It's very cool to discover this hidden hip-hop history. I'd like to know more to make a real analysis on it, give some background (besides the Wikipedia article), and an informed evaluation. This is the kind of music that demands some research work and this is something very nice. However, I'm limited, so I just would say that this was a fun experience and I want more hip-hop classics during this list of 1001 albums to listen to.
I like Soundgarden, but except for the hit "Black hole sun", I think this is a pretty normal grunge album. Reading the Wikipedia article, I realize the importance of the album for Soundgarden history, but the songs themselves are fine and nothing more, nothing special.
This was the first Beatles selected for me on this site (in a row of almost 120 albums now) and I'm glad that this was selected because I like too much of this band (not surprisingly), but I didn't listen to the cover versions from their initial years and this album (specially B-side) was a great experience for me. A great band playing the greatest songs and making history. It's not the best Beatles, of course, but worth each song.
It could be a good instrumental album, but it's just boring because includes too much electronic without any purpose. I can't see any purpose or line of reasoning in these songs. The last song, at least, is likable.
This is a classical album that deserves 5 stars for the influence. Any modern hip-hop could not be the same without this album and, also, it sounds so new even today. Classical is classical for one reason!
With this album, I confirm my first impression that I only like the hits from Talking Heads and not of all of their songs. The album is not bad for me but is absolutely nothing special. I'll keep the hits in my playlist, but I'll probably forget almost all songs from this album tomorrow.
This album was a pretty normal experience. Maybe I was expecting too much from it. It's not bad, definitively, but even the "experimental" part sounds just like old and classic rock and roll
This was great!!! It's so raw and real. I'm devastated for not know this band before. A great album that deserves much more attention. The songs are cool and different during the whole album, this "punk" sax thing is kind of a special thing and the vocalist is a very good example of the best punk singer. I don't have any complaints. Just a great album.
This is a second 5 stars in a row using this project and again it's an album that I knew just by the name before and never gets the necessary incentive to listen to it. This was a great experience. The only drawback here is the short length of the album. I'll sure listen to it again.
This was another surprise because I always have some previous bad impression of Sonic Youth, but this album was pretty good. The first songs are great songs and if the album ended there, it deserved 4 or 5 stars. The last songs were a little bit strange, too experimental for an album that does not start with an experimental approach. I don't dislike these experimental songs, but also don't love them.
This was a very nice album. I like the older hip-hop songs, but this kind of more "modern" hip-hop is so recognizable for me that it's almost impossible do not listen to some songs with a "home" feeling. The first songs are the best and the last ones are a kind of repetitive, but in a whole analysis, this is a great album.
I'm not a fan and this album didn't change too much my impression of Madonna's work. It's nice, but (except for one or another classical song not included in this specific album) it's just mainstream pop music and does not mean anything at all.
Is it possible to believe in a country song in a country album be more country than the most country song in a country world ruled by countrymen and countrywomen with country childrens singing country songs in a country album? Yes, it's possible!
Why this album is on this list? Why?
Nothing remarkable about it. I listened on Friday and now (Monday), thinking about what to write about the album, the only word is forgettable. Not totally bad, just forgettable!
I liked it much more than I thought initially. It's strange to listen to it so "sad" songs with this electronically vibe, but the Cohen voice is so interesting that hypnotizes anyone independentilly of the song. For sure, I'll include it in my favorite albuns list.
It's very strange for me how "New Order"'s albums could be so different among them. They have some great albums and things like this one that does not deserve so much comment. By the ability to do so different things I'll give 2 stars, but this album is 1 star for sure.
This was the first electronic music album that I'll evaluate with more than 1 star. The first song has a dreamy sensation that is likable, but it's still that kind of European electronic song that's absolutely not my kind of thing.
Is this lo-fi to improve my focus during the work/study routine from Youtube? It's nice to listen to these things that are the origins of the modern trending, but it's still not my style of music. 2 or 3 songs are nice to listen to.
This album gave me some mixed feelings because I dislike most of the electronic music that I listened to in this list of 1001 albums, but this one has some very good songs. Since I speak Portuguese, I'm biased, however, I'll ignore this bias and make this electronic album the first 3 stars electronic album on my list. As a side note, it's very nice to discover new things, this project is really awesome.
"Layla" is enough classical for the whole album, but some other songs are also very good songs. This is not an exceptional album, it stills sounds like a "clean" 70/80's rock n' roll (this is not really a bad thing, but it's hasn't any real highlight besides "Layla").
I never liked too much of Alice in Chains. No good reason for it, but never liked it. This album showed to me the reason: It's the same song for 1 hour! It's not absolutely bad, normally I like this 90's feeling, but the exact same song for 1 hour is too much 90's for me.
This is awesome. Enough said
This was a very different album. I was prepared for something very electronic and 2000's feelings, but I found one of the precursors of the sample used in hip-hop music (maybe). Is this instrumental? Is this some kind of risk vinyl disk? What it is? In short, this is far away from the best album on this list and it's not exactly my kind of music, but it makes me realize the purpose of this project (and probably my reason to keep into it).
I'm not sure if I listened to an album from a band or an album from a soundtrack of some generic romantic comedy. These songs are so recognizable like if I listened to them every day, but at the same time, they are new for me. Well, a pretty fine romantic album, but nothing exactly special.
I never liked too much of Elvis Costello, but this is another surprise brought to me by this project. I never like it because I never listened to the phase with "The Attractions". This album is the second one of "Elvis Costello & The Attractions" and it's another classical with a lot of references and good songs. It's not so linear and has one or two downsides, but it's definitively a great album!
This is a very specific experience. I know this album and I loved it the first time I listened to it some years ago, but re-listen to it now made me note how much Kendrick Lamar was "raw" and inexperienced when it was launched. His work as so much better now that even this album being a classic for modern hip-hop, it's easy to note the fails and drawbacks. An awesome album that, for me, was overcome by the new albums, but it's still a great work.
This was a nice experience. A progressive rock that really looks progressive and sounds erudite. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Good point for not be a long album. 40/50 min for an album in this style is more than enough for me (especially for progressive music where the albums are frequently too much long).
Almost 1 hour of Mariah Carey? That is...at least, unexpected. A good album if you want to listen to the same song for 50 minutes. That clean and inoffensive hip-hop/pop/soul mix does not mean anything in the end, but I assume that there are some nice songs for some busy days when you won't turn off your mind and do not think or enjoy the music at all.
He is not the king of pop without reason. His sound is still pop and still fresh even after more than 30 years. Not generic pop music, but a really great mixture of jazz and soul music that is extremely catchy! I'll give it 4 stars because I know that is not the best of MJ yet, but it's a great album.
I understand the rave vibes, but this could be good if each song had 2 or 3 minutes less.
This is nice. Nothing special, good to know some curiosities on the most famous ABBA album, but nothing more to say.
I was not expecting this one. When I read the "synth-pop" style on the Wikipedia page I imagined something so different than what I got. It's not anything genial or like but it's like some good parts of that "New Order"'s style that are enough good for an album and a good discover.
It's not perfect (far from it). It's not the best thing that happened to the music... However, listen to it makes me remember my teenage years and so I'll give it 5 stars just for it.
I didn't note anything so much special about it, but I can get a lot of samples that were got from this album to create great modern hip-hop songs, so I got how much it influences modern songs, reason that I think that justifies the presence of the album in this list. For the album itself, it was a nice experience, but just it.
It's hard to explain, but however this album and "Parklife" have just 1 year of difference, this album is far away from the quality that I got listening to "Parklife". The album itself is fun. They have a lot of good experimentation and the songs are fine.
Listen to this album these days sounds a little bit old, but keeping in mind the importance of public enemy for hip-hop history, it's very easy to note the importance of it. I liked to note how much rock samples were used in these early hip-hop songs. For sure, I'm biased, but I believe that more modern hip-hop songs lost this link with rock songs.
I can't get what the metal scene has with "The prodigy". For me, it's just the basic electronic music with some new beats that didn't make too much to create good songs. This is the second prodigy's album that I get in this project and for the first one I gave 2 stars, but now, just electronic music: nice at the party, bad in my ears. Prefer the metal covers from this album, they are much better than it.
This was simply great! The vocals, the guitar, the drums, the bass, the whole band, the album cover. Even not liking too much the "live" inserts in the middle of the songs, this still is a great piece of modern music. Enough said!
I never listen to it before and reading the Wikipedia article, I got the relevance for John Prine. However, for me, it still looks like a piece of really boring country music. In the best moments of the album, it remembers me of a bad cover of the worst songs from Bob Dylan.
This album is rare. I like very much to listen to these pre-punk albums. Patti Smith is one of my favourites. Great album
This was a nice album, but I don't have too much to say about it. For me, it's far from "Cosmo's Factory" that is also on this list and is much better. Cool classic 70's rock.
How this album could be a 60's/70's album and sounds so modern and fresh? For me, it's a definition of atemporal.
Is this an album for white noises and ASMR aficionados? I didn't get it, absolutely.
Her voice is superb and I'm not able to do any criticism over it. It could be a crime. The album itself is cool, but a little bit repetitive. It's, at least for me, a real document that deserves appreciation and studies over it, for many reasons. However, for an "innocent" session of good music, I believe that we have many other good albums, including some Ella Fitzgerald works.
I don't know if it's just a bad day, but I believe that I prefer much more the first albums of Aerosmith. This one is fine, but just it.
Is there any possibility to give less than 5 stars to it? I don't think so...
I liked Wu-Tang Clan's work, in a group, and also the solo productions that I know. However, this one is a very bad job. I didn't like it at all.
It's too much better than the other Wilco's album ("Being There") that I listened to on this list, but it's still a very normal and correct indie rock album and nothing more. I didn't get all the hype on Wilco, but maybe it's me.
The solo Iggy Pop's career is not my preferred and this album specifically hasn't much to say for me. However, it's still nice to see how these guys that I know as "classic rock" and "proto-punk" sound with many varieties of styles and songs and were soo much "out-of-the-box" even 40 or 50 years ago. Modern bands should learn more of this kind of thing from the old school and not just the bad things.
This is the third "Creedence Clearwater Revival" that I listened to in this list and how this band is inconstant! There are some very good albums like this one and others are so overestimated. In short, I liked it, but there is nothing special besides the greatest hits included in it. Definitively worths it, but the album is like the band, inconstant and unpredictable (some times very good and some times just ok)
This is a very simple classic rock n roll album, but it deserves space on this list and deserves many merits to be what it is. This is not a great album for our "modern" ears, but its importance transcends some "modern" rules and must be analyzed with this in mind.
Just another "conceptual" electronic album that means nothing at all
I liked to know this new hip-hop album, but for me, it's just more of the same thing that I already know. I understand the importance of it in a historical way, but I didn't get much from it
I appreciate seeing an album so fresh (2021) on this list. However, I didn't appreciate the album itself. :-( Just another generic pop/hip-hop/soul.
This is Bob Marley and I'm very happy to see it on the list. This is not the best thing that I listened here, but for sure it fits all the characteristics of a classcial.
I believe that this is the pure definition of a very historical album that sounds "simple" or "old" because of so many things it influenced after its release. The songs are great and the spirit is pure 90's grunge.
Except for the first song that is a hit, just basic
This was a very pleasant experience. Normally, I didn't like any of the songwriter "solo" albums that I got on this list until now. However, this one was a very nice one. Bruce Springsteen still sounds like "song for my parents" style, but sometimes I can enjoy it too. very nice instrumental arranges
For me this is not the best Queen, but for sure is the album that has the best songs.
This is a great album, really. I don't have almost anything to say against it. However, it's too long and does not have a clear "thematic" line. So, when I finished the listening session, I was a little bit tired, even after listening to some of my favorite songs.
Except for the song "Marquee Moon", the whole album looks like any generic post-punk album that was forgotten inside an old box of cassettes in some basement... Reading the Wikipedia article, I got the importance of the album for the movement in that time and the references of New York are nice, but the songs are just normal.
This was a very experimental experience. More than I was expecting when the first song started to play. Personally, I didn't like it too much, but it's very easy to note the virtuosos in the instrumental part and I got why this kind of thing deserves to be on this list. These guys are real musicians and no one can say the contrary. I'll keep my rate in 2 stars just because it's not exactly my kind of thing.
Coutryzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz I got her importance, but this kind of music is boring
It's so good to listen to an album that sounds like the band really enjoyed when it was recorded. I'm really not sure if they were really into it, but the album sounds like they were. "Hole" is a band that I knew very broadly and, because of the 2 albums on this list (until now) I'm on the way to becoming a fan
"Free Bird" is a real classic and I believe that this album could be much better for me some years ago. Nowadays, I have more references and some little music knowledge to classify this album as a kind of repetitive classic rock and roll. Not a bad thing, but nothing special.
Another electronic album... the famous songs are worth it, but it is so much longer than it should be.
Wow! Sometimes, this project really surprises me with this kind of thing: An album and even an artist or band that I never heard about before and became a fan instantly. The first song sounds a little bit ~strange~ but when I got the vibe for it, it's a great album with the right number of songs and an excellent set (more songs could be too much)
I liked it, but it's too long for this type of punk/post-punk thing. The Beatles cover is interesting, but kind of the worst thing in the album.
This is not the best Dylan for me, but I should say that the Wikipedia article on the page helped me to understand a little bit more of the importance of this album. Being the "most" personal of Dylan's work, it's increasing my evaluation of it. Musically, it's too much country for me, but it's still Bob Dylan and it counts!
This is a really good album that makes me think about all that 2000s Hip-Hop/soul and wonders where did it all go?
Well, this is Hendrix....enough said
I'm sure that is something that I will enjoy much more in my teenage years. Classic metal with all the pros and cons of this loved music style. "I am the law" is an instant success.
I really don't know how I never listened to this band before. It's exactly the kind of modern rock that I liked very much during my teenage years. I can see a mixture of "Imagine Dragons" and "The Killers" that I'm sure that was a real hype in 2008, however, this is my first experience with "Elbow". Well, even nothing makes sense, the album is just it. That kind of teenage alternative British rock that a lot of people (including me) loves for a period and forget when new songs and music types arrive in our lives.
I never listened to Nick Drake before and his voice is really powerful. I really didn't get all the hype for this album, but I'm could see its importance during the last song when I realized that I was fully immersed in his voice. A small piece of immersive art on this list! Great experience!
This is pure music. I liked it very much. After all the songs, I think that it is a little bit repetitive, but it's so awesome that even this drawback is something good!
This was a very interesting experience. This group has personality and it's different from the majority of the things that I used to listen to and even when compared with the common songs from this list, they have a very distinctive sound. I understand some hate on it, based on the info from Wikipedia, cause they have some controversies in its history, but based only on the music aspects, this was a very nice experience.
Are you serious?
I don't even know how to name this music style? post-grunge? pop-punk? However, this kind of music that remembers me of some rainy afternoon watching "How I Met Your Mother" and eating some pizza deserves some respect.
I know that is my fault, but I don't like almost anything from George Michael. It sounds like a fake in some way that I can't explain. On another hand, listening to his whole album was a good experience. Nothing really changed in my opinion, but I can enjoy a little bit more when I get some of his songs in some random playlist now when I know that this is really not my kind of sound
At the same time that is very easy to listen to anything from "Beatles", it's very hard to evaluate it. This is not an absolutely perfect album, but almost everything that I had to listen to for my whole life had some influence on this kind of thing, so it's absolutely important for my life. I'll finish with 4 starts and without a lot of comments to avoid any injustice. This is the (almost) first album from the band and they have some problems.
Another electronic album, but this time it's a little bit different from the other ones on this list. The first song is a nice one and for it, the album deserves 2 stars for it, but it's just another simple electronic album. For me, it's very hard to note great qualities in this kind of music despite the classical albums (that is not the case of this).
Ok, I've already listened to many songs from Dylan and I always liked them. Using this list, I noted how much he is important for the music industry and for the music evolution in the last decades, even don't find anything perfect for me from his discography yet. This album is by far the best one until now. A little bit long for my taste, but a great piece of songwriting with great music.
The best Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young that I've seen on this list until now. This is not absolutely perfect for me, but it's a kind of rock n' roll that I like very much. Rock, Country, and Blues at the exact level.
This is a lost jewel for me. I've already listen to something about "Earth, Wind & Fire" but I was sure not expecting this album. Great Friday album!
This is the definition of a hidden gem! It sounds so fresh and modern, but also nostalgic in some way. If anyone says to me that this album was recorded yesterday and proposes a "flashback" style, I'll totally believe. For me, the last songs are not so good, but the album itself is a very nice discovery!
It's very cool to see some true reggae songs here on this list and Peter Tosh deserves his place. This is not a perfect album and it's kind of repetitive.
That's interesting to know this album and nowadays it's absolutely obvious their influence on modern rock songs. However, listening to it today, I can't see so many qualities in these songs. They are nice to listen to, but nothing more.
This album is a little bit repetitive, but is impossible to think about any modern hip-hop and don't think about Run DMC, so, it deserves his place on this list.
This is the third "Kinks" on this list and I believe that I'm turning into a fan.
This album has great potential, but more than 1 hour of electronic music is always the worst scenario for me. "call the police" is a very nice song.
It's very interesting to know this different and (at the same time) comfortable new type of song. I believe that it opened my eyes to a whole new world, but it's a world that I already know very well and this is wonderful.
It's very impressive to listen to this album and how it sounds so new. All songs and lyrics still make sense today like when it was released. Punk is still great in the past and today.
If this album is some kind of lo-fi post-punk on purpose, I really didn't get it. To me, it looks like bad songs with the worst recording process. "Jesus and a Mary chain" looks better on paper than in the real world.
Before starting this project I just know one or two of Cohen's songs and know that he was considered a great songwriter. Listening to his songs gave me the opportunity to truly start to like his work. English is not my main language so I'm not able to get all from his songs, however with this second album listened to on this list I start to get why he is so important. One or two more albums and I'll be a real fan. :-)
I liked it, but it's too much generic.
"Ok computer" is so much different than any other Radiohead album that I know. This kind of difference makes sense to how extent this album is famous and recognizes as a great one. It really is a great album besides any comparison with the rest of Radiohead discography.
Everyone needs some kind of 80's flashback songs some days during the year. Ok, this album is just it.
I already listen to about Nick Cave, but I never got the hype on his work and never understood why he is so appreciated. From now on, this album made my mind and I got everything. It's so strong and powerful that I understood exactly all the hype around. I'll keep my radar open for Nick Cave now and I'll also recommend it to everyone. The second part of the album is a little bit repetitive and too much longer for a perfect record, but the first part compensates for any possible "error".
This is the kind of music that deserves 5 stars just because of its existence. It's not the best Jazz album that I listened to here on this list, but that has very good songs with some meaning. The Wikipedia article here is essential to understand the album.
Wow. That was a very good surprise. A lot of mixed rock styles, some of them looking like 60's classics and also some kind of grunge (?) at the end of the '90s. They are not the best in any of these styles and besides some songs, they are not memorable, however, the album looks like a real walk through song style and all very well played. Nothing much more to say. but "Supergrass" will be included in my songs research for the future.
When the album started I think that I was listening to something similar to "Body Count" mixing hip-hop and Hardrock. This is not the best thing in the world, but is pretty cool and I like this type of mix. Along the rest of the album, this changed a lot...what is it exactly? "Water" is an experimental hip-hop song? Even not understand all the album, I liked it. It's a good experience that could be shorter, but it's cool enough to deserve another chance someday and even other albums from the band.
I started this album with 4 stars in my mind. "My generation" deserves 5 stars for its existence and the rest of the album looks like an excellent classic rock album. I finished it with the certainty that the whole album deserves 5 stars. This is not only classical, but it's also raw and it preserves its force even after some decades. Listening to this album as a whole is a real experience to understand the mindset of the 60/70's in a way that just a few cultural products are able to do.
I believe that it's the kind of music from the 2000s that was made to win prizes and not to be enjoyable. "Indie rock" used in its worst connotation.
This was a very nice Christmas gift to listen to. Discover the life history of Phil Spector was a nice bonus (I never heard about him before), but the songs themselves were a great payoff. I hope to keep this project alive in my 2022 to-do list and these songs were a breath to get the greatest albums from the project and also to "enjoy" the worst ones which I'll never understand why they are here. Christmas songs always give me some type of hope and this album was a great piece of Christmas songs
I already knew "White rabbit", but not so much more of the band. I liked it VERY much. I don't have much to say, but it's for sure one of the best psychedelic rock that I've heard until now.
I started this album after reading the Wikipedia page on "Living Colour", so I was with very high expectations. After listening to it, I'm a little bit disappointed, because the mixture of all these music styles could be a great album, but it's just "casual and chills". Maybe I'm biased because I'm sure that this album influenced a lot of bands that I like and so I see just the same song style every day, but how knows. It's a nice album and just it.
I believe that I never will get the hype on Wilco, however, I should give some respect to them (with "Billy Bragg") for this album. I believe that any recovery from classical compositions deserves some respect, even in cases like this album where the result is a little bit repetitive. The Wikipedia page helps to understand who was Woody Guthrie and now I need to know all the other projects from "Mermaid Avenue". Great project, good album
The first songs are very enjoyable. The middle of the album is a little bit repetitive, but nothing too much different from any other Britpop. Finally, the end of the album has a feeling of something more experimental, but still pop. It's not too strange/experimental, but it's not pure Britpop anymore. The album deserves perfect 3 stars.
I mean...it's Bon Jovi. "You give love a bad name"... Start the party!
I got the importance of this album for the music industry and, reading the Wikipedia, I also understood the importance of it in Stones' history. Even noting these things, I didn't enjoy too much this album. I like this "blues" side of the band, but a whole album of blues is not what I was expecting from Rolling Stones. For me, it was a very good opportunity to discover some new songs of this great band, even without like the whole album.
He does not deserve even the 0.000001 cents that I gave to him when I listened to this album on Deezer. However, despite all the "personality" thing, this is a very nice album with some reminiscence of "The smiths" that made a good rock album.
Review this album its a very hard task, since it`s not so revolutionary, but it's still classical. It is too much noise, but not absolutely experimental. I don't know, but this album is an interesting experience, even when I'm not capable of any type of a real analyze.
I'm don't have much to say about this album. It's fun, but this "romantic funky" R&B is not exactly a style that I love. The Wikipedia page about the album is worth it because the album's background is pretty more interesting than the album itself.
Maybe, I'm just remembering the first time when I listened to these songs, but I can't give to it less than 5 stars!
This is a great album. Excellent lyrics and unbelievable instrumental work. I`m very happy to discover more songs from Simon & Garfunkel.
I was expecting much more from this album. For any special reason, the cover and the Wikipedia background gave me some hope of a 70`s classical. Well, it`s not bad, but it`s not anything special too. Good album.
The first song rocks, but the rest of the album is just normal. The last song looks like something that could be happened here, but then the album ends.
It's very interesting to know a little bit more of this so famous "Berlin phase" of Bowie. Actually, I didn't enjoy it too much, however, it's impossible not to note how it influenced modern songs after it.
I had some fun listening to it, but why so long songs? and why so much experimentalism even when the best part is the "classical" one?
I believe that all these albums that remember me of my teenage years turn on some nostalgic critical sense that gives me much less independence. I know that I don't have any idea if these songs are really good, but they were good for younger me and when I listen to them, I respect that opinion.
I'm surprised with this album. I was expecting just some generic electronic samples and basic hip-hop, but I found a very deep album with some really good songs. It's impressive how these songs are recognizable in modern rap/hip-hop songs.
What is pop? This is absolutely pop, but not the low-level pop. These songs are the greatest pop that I've known. +1 point for this project to show me this album.
This is the best Dylan that I got here at this project until now, but I'm wondering that, at the end of the day, I don't like so much of Bob Dylan as I thought. I know that probably is some kind of a crime somewhere in the world, but I prefer his "rock" songs (like some in this album) over his "folk" ones, that is the majority of his work. Maybe, listening to it some other times brings to me new perspectives and I change my mind, but I like this very much of this Dylan album exactly because it sounds less like Bob Dylan for me.
I have some bad vibes with "Yeah Yeah Yeahs" for no good reason. However, listening to this album was a good experience to remember that rock could be just fun, even when the song themes are not exactly about funny things. I really liked it!
I hate the fact that this is an excellent album.
It looks much better as an idea than an actual result. Basic indie rock with
I got the importance of this album for modern hip-hop and its songs are really cool. A little bit repetitive, but still cool!
By coincidence (I guess) I got 2 albums from previous NWA members in sequence (Ice Cube's "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" and this one). This experience let me think about how these two albums are influential for the modern hip-hop culture and how they both sound a bit repetitive after the first songs but also gave to me the perspective on how much this one is better than the Ice Cube's first solo album, even suffering from the same "drawbacks". Dr. Dre brings much freshness to his songs and lets them sound much more atemporal. This is remarkable in this first release.
How to sound exactly like ANY OTHER hard rock band: A handbook
I received "Faith" early this month on this list and while it is "basic", I can get what makes it a classic by its influence on modern pop. This one here it's still "basic", but much more boring. I got the importance of it for George Michael's career and Freedom is an anthem impossible to dislike, however, it's impossible for me to like a whole album based on this only song.
I didn't get anything special from this record. It's cool, but nothing special at all.
This album is much more interesting than I thought when I got it on this list. Maybe too much longer or too much stranger to being a real good album, but it's for this kind of thing that this list exists, right? I'll probably listen to it again someday in the future...maybe with more preparation, I'll be able to understand its strangeness and enjoy it.
Since I know that this album is the "worst" on the list according to the users, I was expecting something really bad, but I didn't find it. It's a strange experience? Sure, but it's not bad, it's just different. I'll give it 4 stars not because I really liked it (it's too much for my taste), but I believe that discovering this kind of thing, even when I don't like it, is one of my main objectives using this site (Electronic music does not count :-P). To list Beatles and Beach Boys again, I really don't need to use any site.
I was expecting too much from this release. It's nice since I already assumed that Bob Dylan is beyond my comprehension, so I can say that the album is not as remarkable as I thought. It's good, sure, but lower expectations could be a good approach to listen to it in 2022 when Bob Dylan is already a Nobel-prized author with so many expectations over his songs. The twist acoustic/electric between the two discs is something strong.
This is good enough to keep my comments on me and just give it 5 stars
I didn't find anything special about this album. It's nice and chill, but nothing more than that.
When I got this album, I just thought "Ok...let me listen to this 1-star album"... However, after listening to the whole album, I was kind of hypnotized by this noise ambiance song with dirty guitars....so, 2 stars are enough for the power of hypnotizing songs, and maybe this is the reason to include the album on this list.
Electronic music is definitively not my cup of tea...However, after listening to it over and over again on this list, I kinda see what makes this type of song important for the music history and concepts at all. At least, this album is not completely annoying
This was an unexpected surprise. I didn't like all the songs, but the whole album is great. I think that this is the first absolutely unknown for me that really deserved 5 stars.
I believe that the beauty of this album resides in the fact that it sounds like the coolest 80's punk and new wave, but in 1977. I'm not sure if it could be considered the precursor of anything special, but for sure it influenced a lot of people that are much more famous for being precursors of this song style. In short, a very cool album with cool songs that sounds much more modern than 1977. This list is working like a charm for my objective of discovering new things that I barely knew that I want to discover.
This week I'm receiving a lot of family pairs albums and this is an interesting situation because on one side is very easy to know the influences of family in some songs, but some other times they look like opposite works (with also makes sense). Independently of family structures, I liked a bit of this album, but it is too much longer and starts to be annoying after the first 5 songs.
This was very unexpected album. Good hip-hop style with some french style embedded into it. Very nice discovery
The 3 last songs almost give this album an extra star, but as a whole, it's just boring as hell.
I swear that I tried to like it because I know about her importance for the music, but I can't, unfortunately. Besides 1 or 2 songs that are nice, the album is nothing my cup of tea at all!
This kind of thing is the reason for my use of this site. It's hard to analyze these pioneering musical works, so I'll just remark that this is something that I'll surely listen to again in the future.
Meh.... a basic new wave without much to say.
When it started I almost don't like it, but after the first songs, I kind of liked this folk album with a strong voice. I'll probably not be a fan of it, but it was good to know a new folk artist beside the clichês around.
"Enjoy the silence" deserves its own place on this list. One of those songs that are so recognizable that is tough to forget. Maybe it's overused and that is the reason it is a classic, but listening to it in the context of the album makes much sense. It's an extremely nice song. The rest of the album? Well, it's nice. Sounds fresh even after more than 30 years and this is a nice thing, but it could be better if it had fewer songs. After all songs, it starts to sound repetitive.
Pretty hard to say if I didn't like it because it's just almost the same country/folk 60's that flood this list so much or if I didn't like it because it sounds exactly like a B-side of Bob Dylan's band and nothing more, but I didn't like it so much.
I was not expecting so much of this and I received exactly what I expected. Nothing special to say about this release
This is the kind of thing that is so unexpected that ends up being a good experience. I'm not a fan of "The divine comedy", but these versions and songs are pretty much cool. They are not quintessential for music, but I already received many worst things on this list, so, this is nice.
Ok, I still don't like electronic music at all, but this is list is trying hard to convince me of the contrary. This is a very nice release. Could be shorter, ending at the tack 5m but still nice.
I know Duran Duran only by reputation and I was expecting much more from this album. In the end, it's just a boring new wave.
This is that kind of jazz album that is nice to listen to one time per year and remember why we have all this buzz around jazz music style. It's easy to understand with albums like that. Reading the Wikipedia page, it turns even more special, with the different times' explanation. The extended version of the album with live recordings is for sure a 5 star. The original one is too short for it, but it's still a gem.
Good discovery of punk ancestry.
I didn't love it, but this is the kind of thing that makes this list worth it. Discover new bands, new songs, new ways of thinking in music. Listening to this kind of "pop tango" was very surprising and also a good experience.
Much less noisy than the other Sonic Youth releases that I got on this list, so, much more enjoyable. I'll not become a fan of the band and I don't consider them so relevant to stay with more than one album on the 1001 list, however, this is a nice album and it's a good way to spend 37 minutes.
Even without really understanding all the reasons, it's easy to recognize a masterpiece when I see one.
Maybe it's a bad day, but I didn't like it too much. There isn't anything particularly bad about the songs, they are just too much the same as any modern hip-hop, but they haven't anything special for me.
It's Queen. It's not the best Queen album, but it's rock!
After two other "Yes" albums, I kinda like these long experimental songs. Nothing much special about this specific, but I believe that now I'm almost understanding all the hype around the band.
I'm very happy to didn't like so much of this album from this genius guitarist but an awful person (at least during the last years).
I already listened to some new releases of this band (actually, I didn't even know that they were a 90's band), but this album sounds so different that I didn't recognize the band as the same as their newer albums. This one is a very nice 90's indie rock with some good songs and a little bit of extravagance. Nothing so remarkable, but a good album for a Friday morning.
I didn't get the meaning of all songs from this album, but it's one of that cases where a classical is easily recognizable.
I liked it, but I kind of annoyed with all these Beatles-like songs. Maybe it's a matter of the day because some days I'm really into it, but not this time. Good album.
I liked much more of the new Slipknot releases, but this first one is not bad at all. It's possible to see all the characteristics that made the band famous since this firsts songs.
This was very impressive and unexpected. I don't remember if I've already listened to something from Todd Rundgren, but this release sounds really great and that is the type of thing that made this 1001 list worth it. A lot of experiments that sound much more modern than some 2000's bands, but still very enjoyable without exaggerated virtuosic. I liked it very much!! It's not 5 stars, just because there is one only song that is kind of exaggerated, but it's almost an essential album.
Reading the Wikipedia page I was expecting a true revolutionary album, but it was very disappointing. Maybe it was revolutionary when it was released, but today, it sounds very generic and not so good electronic rock.
Pretty cool album with some influences that are hard to define, but still with a clear purpose. It's hard to establish that it will some kind of classic in the future, but for sure it will influence the next classics.
I didn't understand it at all, but it's very nice to receive this kind of album here on this list. Just listen to it and it's absolutely impossible does not to note the importance and influence of these songs in almost everything I listen to every day. The language, the drums, and everything else is recognizable in some way Unexpected surprise, not understandable, but very cool!
It's the second PJ Harvey album that I got on this list. Until now, I'm still not in the hype, but it's a nice album, nothing so much special about it.
Am I listening to a 70's heavy metal? Or maybe a true hard rock band from the '80s? Maybe, it sounds a little bit like an English indie rock from the 2000s? I'm not sure if I liked the whole album because it's a little bit longer than I normally like, however, it's impossible to not say that it looks like a real trip in rock history and a well-done trip.
I'll help to keep this album in the first place of "Highest Rated Albums" on the site. Nuff said!
I didn't think I was going to like this album, but I did somehow. The strings and flutes with that strong voice are kind of mesmerizing.
This is the third album from Roxy Music that I get on this list and it's very impressive how different they are from each other. This one it's absolutely the best one. Very sharp melodies and good experimentation without loss of quality on the songs where they are more "classic". I probably need to go back and listen to again "Roxy Music" and "For Your Pleasure", just to check if I lost something the first time because this band really rocks (apparently)!
So strange and so recognizable...I liked it, but it's not anything so special. Maybe another day I'll give it another try just to check.
Country musicians ruining country music since always
Interesting for the first 2 songs, then a deep and strange valley with some not-so-good things that made me think what was happening, and finally a calm end with a very beautiful melody. My definition of a 3 stars album. I like to receive things from the 2000s that I didn't know anything about.
The worst of two worlds. Electronic elevator songs.
One of the best things in following this 1001 albums challenge is this kind of discovery. I never heard about "The Gun club" before, but this early post-punk is becoming one of my preferred things to listen to these days. Great discovery!
I believe that I had never listened to Bee Gees with attention before. This is a nice album and looks a little bit different from what I expected. It's still recognizable as Bee Gees, but it's purposely fancier. I probably never listen to it again in a row, but some songs maybe.
Fouth "The Kinks" that I get on this list and it's the worst one. I don't even know why, but it does not have any remarkable song. It's not all bad, but the other albums from the band on this list are much better.
This is exactly what I was expecting when I receive the album this morning. I'm not sure if this is good but at the same time, it attends to my expectations. Well, I don't know, maybe my expectations were not good enough.
I didn't get the hype over this album. For me, it just sounds like old pop. Sounds old today as it probably sounded in 1989.
A bunch of styles in the same album and I'm not sure if it should be the main feature of this album. Mixing a lot of things in a consistent way is pretty hard...and this album is not so good at doing it. It's not absolutely bad and some songs are nice, but the lack of personality is the opposite of what I expected from Beck.
This is pretty impressive. One of the best new albums (for me) that I got on this project, for sure. A little bit strange in the last songs, but still impressive!
I'm sure that this is an essential hip-hop album and it listens to it in 1992 probably was a great thing. 30 years later (!!!), it sounds like a very good hip-hop album, which is also impressive, but not so impressive as it was in the 90s.
After 330 albums on this list, things start to get a pattern. Sometimes I enjoy finding out some cool non-English albums (even being so few in the book) and sometimes I spent the whole week listen "the same thing". Then...this! It's very strange to note how a 50 years album can be so refreshing. I don't know if it's a pre-punk, metal, or anything, but it's very good!!
I'm not a fan of Neil Young, but for sure this is the best album that I listened to from his work. It sounds like everyone involved really wants to be there playing those songs! Amazing!
I believe that I have never listened to so much electronic music as the last year following this list. After so many electronic albums I can confirm each time that it's not my cup of tea! Absolutely! It's not the worst genre, I kinda like a few songs, but these artists insist on these 1-hour long releases with almost the same thing that even at a party will be boring for everyone.
I liked the other Cohen albums that I listened to along this list, but this specific one I didn't like too much. It looks like a poetry reading session more than an album. Maybe I'm not in the vibe.
Well...I don't know what it is. I don't dislike it, but also don't like...I want to rate it with 3 stars, but it's too strange to be "medium"...
Altough this is not hardcore, I liked it. It's steal too indie to be great, but it's nice
This is not exactly my favorite genre of music (this kind of pure countryish rock) but isn't possible to deny the influence of this album on modern music. This is not essential to listen to it, but it makes me understand some things much better.
I didn't expect to like this album so much. I was expecting some old-style hip-hop or maybe some kinda 90's-ish melodies that I like but it's not the best thing that we have from this style. However, I found a strong record of what I consider modern hip-hop, even with some proto-trap if I exaggerate a bit. The lyrics are not the best of what I like, but I git the album idea. The greatest problem for me is the length, it's too long, but it's still great.
It sounds a little bit dated, but still one of the best punk records of all time!
I feel that someone put the 80s in a mixer and just put the result in my ears. The worst part is that I kinda liked this amorphous slime of nostalgia.
A long time ago, this was one of my favorite albums, and listening to it after some years brings me some very good memories. However, now I can note that this album does not deserve 5 stars because it's a little bit dated... Who cares...this is a 5 ;-P
This was a very different experience. I never heard about "John Grant" or about this album. However, during my listening session, almost all the songs were so recognizable that was a scary situation, although almost all songs are very nice. I was reading the (short) Wikipedia page looking for some information about the use of these songs in movies or things like that and my search was unfruitful. My only conclusion is: This album is excellent in mimicking exactly my preferred indie-ish songs from the 2000s and I liked it more than I tough at first.
In the first song, I thought that it will be another annoying electronic music album with the same song for 1 hour. However, after this annoying introduction, all the other songs are pretty good. Some indie pop mixed with rock and hip-hop which is very nice to listen to. Not quintessential for me, but nice to listen during the morning!
I was expecting much more from this release when I received it this morning. It's not bad, but far from something really remarkable for me.
This is a very impressive record with much more consistency than I thought at first. I already knew "Mr. Blue Sky" and some other songs, but never had listened to it as a whole album and it makes much sense listening to it in this way. The final result is a little bit repetitive, but it's definitively a great album.
This was totally unexpected for me. Based on the cover and album name, I expected something absolutely different. And I loved it!! It was a great piece of music! The lyrics are exactly fit for the chords, the songs are great and everything works like a charm on almost all songs. I'm reaching 350 albums at this challenge and I was missing this kind of completely unknown album that deserves 5 stars.
This was a great surprise. An album with a soul!
Because of my last experience with Massive Attack, I was expecting a 1-star album with annoying electronic music that just takes too long to be enjoyable. I'm happily surprised that this was not exactly the case. It's still far from my preference for music, but I didn't hate these 45 minutes as I expected before. I believe that the hip-hop and reggae influence in some songs helped a lot to be an almost enjoyable album.
Ok. It's nice for a 1-hour long guitar solo.
Maybe i'm not in the right vibe for it, but it sounds like a very generic 90's pop rock.
This was absolutely unexpected for me. Totally different from Simon's previous works, with a lot of influence from other song styles, and very nice songs. The kind of album that shines in the crowd of mediocre albums around. However, for me, it's still far from a perfect record. It lacks a little bit of Simon's personality. It's easy to note the importance of the album and how it resounds even these days in pop music.
It was nice to listen to this first Eagles release, but for me, this album is the definition of "not so bad and not good enough". A perfect 3 stars album.
It's strange to listen to an album that I never heard about, even recognizing almost every song. This could be good or bad depending on the listener. In my case, this is good. An unknown classical
Is this just a REM from an alternate universe where every song is not so good?
Musically impeccable. For me, this album almost deserves 5 stars. The only problem is the lack of variability among the songs. They are amazing, but it looks like a 40 min long song instead of an album. This is the second "Dire Straits" that I got on this list and it's much better than the other one. The guitar here is incredible.
The exact same (absurdly amazing) hard rock song for 1 hour. I didn't have the right feeling to really enjoy this live album, but it's very likable and impossible don't to note how much influent (also influenced by their predecessors) it is. Somedays I miss hard rock like this, even not being so good
I never heard about Spiritualized and didn't have much information about "space rock", but I loved this album. The last songs are a little bit exaggerated for my taste, but the first songs are more than a good reward to receive for these last songs. I rate it with 4 stars for the whole album, but absolutely 5 stars for the first half of the album. It's very nice to note that the late 90s (that I lived and liked very much) still have these hidden gems to find out.
Nothing so much different from ordinary independent 90's rock with the addition of a little bit more screaming. Probably it was kind of revolutionary for 1992. Nothing so bad, but not memorable!
Apparently, the 1001 book's author was very into electronic (and related synth styles) music when he/they wrote the book. I'm reaching 1 year following 1 album per day and it's almost impossible to spend 1 month without some electronic album. Well, about this album itself, it's kind of amusing. It's hard for me to say that I liked it, but it's not annoying like some other electronic albums. I hope to learn more about this style and finally get what is all about and why so many electronic/synth albums like this one are important for music history.
It was a very unexpected album. I already heard "Paper Planes", but the rest of the album was very interesting. Normally, I don't like a high mixture of styles exactly because it gives less personality to the album, but this one was an exception. The different styles of music are used in the right place.
Altough a little bit repetitive, it's not a bad release. It's funny because some songs from the same decade sound so fresh and songs like those from this album sound so...old fashion. This is not necessarily bad, there are plenty of old-fashioned songs that are still great in 2022. These ones are fine but not great and that's nice. Sometimes, we need to listen to nice songs that are not classical quintessential music. She had a great and powerful voice. I'll probably look for other releases from her.
It was very nice (and unexpected) to get utterly instrumental jazz that does not look like a revolution or something like that. I didn't expect this "normal" jazz album on this list. It was a pretty lovely album and it's worth it, for sure although I believe that I'm suspect. This is the exact type of song that I like to discover.
This is another of that cases where is pretty hard to rate. While this is classical and influenced almost everything, it's also a little bit repetitive. I need to give it 4 stars, even knowing that it should be 5.
I think that I'm in a classical week! I know Sam Cooke by name but I never heard a whole album from him and now I have a new favorite album for my list of best albums. Nuff said!
This is a nice album that became classical for obvious reasons.
For sure, this was a classical week themed on this site. Unfortunately, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is not exactly my cup of tea. I have already tried some times; I got all their influence in modern music, and I like a lot of some solo production from the quartet, but the releases when they are all together, they are just ok.
It was a lovely album for a Monday morning. Nothing exceptional, but listening to some salsa here is very warming. Four stars
This is one of my favorite albums since I understand my kind of music. Impossible to dislike it.
This album is refreshing and repetitive in the same proportion. I enjoyed it, and I'm annoyed by the similar songs around the whole thing. Overall, from my perspective, this is an excellent Strokes' album, but it's far from their best.
This album probably was very "revolutionary" in 2001 and still sounds like it. It's not the best thing from this list, and it's even not the best Gorillaz work, but this mix of electronic music (that I don't like) with some rock spicy is catching! It's one of the good examples of how to use technology in favor of the songs, instead of just playing repetitive sounds forever and calling it music. I hope the current versions of the book also include the most recent works from the band. We deserve more.
The first part of this album is far from what I expected from The stooges. It sounds much more like something post-punk than punk itself. However, the last songs...wow...that saxophone made some difference (I love it), but the whole energy in these songs is excellent... a remarkable punk recording.
Being an "Every Breath You Take" specialist when the subject is The Police, I must say that this album impresses me with its variety of songs and styles, keeping the same 80's vibe that is pretty recognizable. It's far from perfect, but it is a lovely album and a good mood to start Monday.
This is the "less" punk of the Stooges albuns that I've listened to on this list. I miss the crazy Saxophone from "The Fun House." Altough this is already a preview of Iggy's solo career that I tend to like, I must classify it as a good album, but not excellent. "Search & destroy" is the best song, but the rest of the album is good.
I know Ray Charles is a genius, and I'll increase my rate here to four-star based on that information. The album itself is ok, a lovely piece of music. Nothing much more
Another hidden gem that I just discovered, thanks to this list. According to Wikipedia, the band chose the name "The Holy Bible" to reflect the holiness of the album, and I don't know if they achieved it. Still, it's a holy release that deserves its place on 1001 albums to hear before dying.
This was very unexpected for me, but I liked it very much. It's still a commercial pop sound, but it has some roots that differentiate the songs from what I was expecting to listen to it.
I finally found a PJ Harvey album that is not absolutely boring. It's still a little boring, but with 2 or 3 nice songs.
It's a very classical hip-hop album but very repetitive. I liked it, but I'll probably not listen to it again.
Less country than the other album from the same artist I got here on the list, but still annoying. The three last songs are at least a little enjoyable, but the whole album is not!
It's cool, but it's extremely basic
For a 2008 album, it sounds remarkably fresh in 2022, which is impressive in a context like hip-hop, where things change very quickly. It's not so remarkable on these songs, but nice to listen to them and know a little bit more about
I like David Bowie, and he has a lot of classical in his musical history, but how is it possible to create a whole album that does not have fails? This is one of that rare cases where there is no single bad song in the entire album. This is impressive. Interesting to note some "new" things applied to some songs here for the first time that will follow his career until "Blackstar."
Right. The Wikipedia page for this album is pretty impressive, so I need to consider that this album has its importance for music history and especially for the electronic scene. On the other hand, ambiance music is annoying and electronic music is (generally) annoying and repetitive as hell. I conclude that I can rate an essential album with two stars when it has the most annoying sequence of songs I have ever listened to.
They were far away from the excellence of "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness," but I'll rate it with five stars just because it's still a collection of memorable songs, and I made a mistake of giving just four stars to "Mellon Collie" when I received it on this list.
Maybe I'm becoming a Nick Cave fan? Maybe... Altough a little bit repetitive, these piano sessions are a great piece of music!
I must say that I didn't like this so much of this release (I prefer his less-pop releases), but I should pay respect to Prince.
This album is her first album despite the name. It is much less Björk and much more enjoyable for my ears' taste. I liked it, and the last song is the best one. After that, I got the idea of her most recent albums and more "experimental" songs, but these are great examples of her talent besides these experimentations.
It's bizarre to listen to it because I didn't like it so much, but it sounds very similar to some things I like. It resembles some songs from David Bowie and Bob Dylan but never reaches the quality I expected. Three stars look fair to me.
I'm not a big fan of Deep Purple, but listening to this release, I get the reasons for this so-long hype. They are consistent in their albums, and Machine Head is somehow the summary of their potential. A classical album does not become classical for no reason.
To the same extent that I liked the first Mudhoney I received on this list, I "disliked" this one. It's not bad, but while "Superfuzz Bigmuff" is raw and authentic, "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge" sounds generic and expected as any 90s grunge. Maybe it's just my mood listening to it today or the not-so-good recording quality, but it's not the best from Mudhoney. It's still worth listening to this album, but it's forgettable.
This is an excellent album that I was not expecting! Last week I got another Taylor album on this list, and the difference in 4 or 5 years of her project "getting. back to her roots or something like that" is working. I still think that this album is quite long, but I'm genuinely curious about the next steps of her career (something that I never believed was possible:-P)
I liked to listen to this album on a Monday morning, but I miss the "dark" tone I was expecting from Radiohead. I know that the lyrics of this album are far from optimistic, but it does not look like the same band from "Ok computer," even being a good release.
I had mixed feelings when I saw that the album today is from Björk. At the same time, that is not my favorite music style (far from it), but it's impossible to say that she does not bring a great personality and a natural artistic feeling to this list. Given that this album is an excellent way to spend 50 minutes. More experimentalism than I like, but in the end, it's good music. This is the third Björk album that I got here, and I hope this is the last, but if not, I'm sure I'll enjoy the next strange musical trip waiting for me there. It's necessary to rate it with five stars because some music is far from my preference, but it's a piece of art.
I was missing some hip hop on the list since this album is the first in some days. It's not the best on lyrics (I like the themes, but here I feel it is a bit exaggerated), but it is very well produced. I liked to know a good release, but it's probably not remarkable enough to take me back to it soon.
Very unexpected! I listened to The Byrds (at least in a complete sense) the first time because of this list. This is the third album from the band that I got here. I think this one is a little different because I was not expecting a bit of experimentalist and psychedelia that I found in some songs here. I'm not sure if I can classify it as good or bad, but it's different and deserves the spent of 50 minutes.
Heavy metal is one of my favorite genres, and this is a classic thrash metal album. However, analyzing it in this list's context, I think it is a classical within the metal community and not a classical album for music history. It deserves some space when considering 1001 albums? maybe, but I'm not sure, even though it is an excellent Megadeath release. The songs are lovely, and the album sounds good, despite some repetitiveness.
This is not a bad release, but it's pretty standard. I expected more from Ice Cube because I liked his first solo album, so this one had great potential.
Usually, I like folk music, and it was fascinating to listen to these pioneers of folk music in the way I want. However, almost 1-hour long of the indistinguishable songs is pretty much even for me. 2.5 stars
Wake me up when the party ends. 1 or 2 songs are salvageable, and nothing more to see here. Let's go to the next.
Altough a little bit repetitive, this album have a lot of good points: so much soul and so much jazz
This album has a lot of good vibes, and the lyrics are also enjoyable. I don't know if I'm receiving too much folk and folk rock, but even with a musical style that I appreciate, I think this album was a little bit repetitive. I understand why it is part of the 1001 list, but it's not a 5-star due to the repetitiveness.
The bass line is pretty impressive, and the songs are lovely, but the album is not much more than this. Good to know "The Jam," whose I had never heard about, but I'll probably not go back to this.
I sincerely do not know why, but everything from Fleetwood Mac sounds to me like a copy. Sometimes a Beatles copy, Beach Boys copy, copy, copy copy... I know this is not true, but I cannot rate it with more than three stars.
I was not expecting long songs for this punkish album, but it's not bad. I must say that I love it much more than I tough and I'll surely listen to it many more times in the future. A great point to this list. I like it very much when I discover new things around here!
Maybe this is not considered the best Cash's work, even the maturest one, mainly because it's a covers album. But, without any doubt, it's my favorite! All songs and lyrics are unique, and Cash's interpretation is astonished. My first Johnny Cash on this list, and I consider it lucky
I don't feel anything so remarkable on this release, but it was a pleasant experience listening to it. The musical work is impressive, they take account of the listener's experience for real, but the high number of promising techniques do not compensate for the lack of "trueness" on the whole album!
It's impossible to rate it with less than five stars. Simply one of the most influential albums in music history and essential to creating my taste for music. Nowadays, I'm much more eclectic in my music preferences, but heavy metal is in my veins, and this album is the main reason for it!
Nice album. It looks like an essential album for the post-punk movement, but it's a little bit annoying sometimes due to the repetitiveness. Not perfect, enjoyable, and historically significant, so it deserves a 4-stars rate.
The album starts with a lovely mood, and these funky songs sound nice to me. However, while the music kept going in my ears, I was gradually losing interest in what I was listening to. Maybe my mood was decreasing, but I can't rate it with more than three stars.
It's a compelling album, without any doubt. It's not perfect, though. I must rate it four stars at least.
The album has the same "problem" as a lot of early-age hip-hop albums. They are almost always much influent in our modern hip-hop, but at the same time sound very dated and not so fresh. Maybe, this is a problem of a genre that updates itself all the time, and it's never stopped in time, but it makes it hard to rate it with more the 3 or 4 stars (except maybe on the definitive albuns on the genre, that is not the case here)
The concept is incredible, the songs are great, the lyrics are amazing, the mood is fantastic, and I don't know enough good words to describe it. I've heard some Monáe songs before, but this album surprised me, and it's already on my favorites list.
Wow! Another point for the 1001 list. I had never heard about "Skunk Anansie," but I'm glad to discover this fantastic voice and great songs! Awe-inspiring work!
It's always lovely to listen to this kind of Jazz during the morning, so this is an excellent pick for today. I know I'll be unfair in my analysis, but the problem with this album is the lack of innovation, which is very unfair for a 1961 album. Still, I already received other old Jazz albums here on this list that are also good and have a lot of innovation. In short, a great album with a great interpretation, but not remarkable as others released some years before and after.
I understand the historical importance of this album for the music industry and the culture as a whole, but it's not a good one. Sinatra has some very classical songs on his voice, and none are in this specific record.
Ok, 2 or 3 songs became real Pop classics, but the album is a little dated nowadays. I was not expecting something revolutionary, but why is this album in the 1001 list rather than any other 80's Pop album? No reasons.
I'll follow most of the site in this case because this is one of my favorite albums of all time. Impossible to rate with less than 5.
I liked to listen to this bluesy album with some depressed punk attitude. Waits' vocal delivery is impressive, too. For me, the only problem is the repetitiveness of the album. I was a bit bored with his songs at the last song.
Ok, there are 1001 albums on this list, it's acceptable to have some absolutely generic albums from time to time. I'll rate it 2-stars.
I've sometimes heard about "Blondie" in the past but never tried to listen to a complete album. However, listening to it, I know these songs: from movies, from the radio, from my childhood memory, from somewhere that I don't remember, but I know I've already listened to them. I think that even though not being exactly my cup of tea, these songs are the definition of classical songs. They keep in our memories even if we aren't aware of them.
It starts with very cool songs; in the middle of the album, we have some ambiance songs that are killjoy, but it finishes with a set of 2/3 songs that grab my attention again. Irregular, but it's lovely to receive this album on a Friday morning
I liked it very much some years ago, but nowadays, I comprehend the worst parts of this album. However, the music is so nice, and I like this hardcore hip-hop (thanks to Wikipedia for the new term) style that Eminem plays so well, and I'll rate it five stars if the lyrics were not so awful. I understand his anger and his motivation to write and record these things. Still, it's necessary to recognize these problems at that time with the exact measurement we used to realize his musical geniality.
I recognize Queen Latifah much more for her TV/movie career. But, even knowing about her music, I never took the step to try it. That said, I enjoyed this album a lot. This dancing hip-hop, with some reggae influences, really pleased me. Quite a long album, and the lyrics are a little repetitive, but I'll give her a try to her other albums someday. PS: she wants that everybody knows her name and also that she is a queen 😂
I disliked this album, but among the 1001 albums, I was missing this type of music. I can't name this style correctly, but it's something like a grew-up millennium child listening to some "Flashback '80s or 70s" album with cover art that is a poster of some movie from the '80s. It's much more a feeling than a musical style, but it was lacking on this list before this album. Nice to listen to it, but 2-stars is my maximum
I liked this album, but I think that is because it is the exact kind of music that I am passionate about, but I don't consider it so different from any other thing that I have listened to before. Apparently (according to Wikipedia), they were very influential in the early 90s, but it does not sound atemporal to me. Going deep on the band's Wikipedia page, I must say that their posture in the music business is admirable but considering only this "Repeater" album, I rate it three stars.
The album is a little bit repetitive but has powerful music. I think that rock n' roll was never the same after AC/DC, which is a mark in musical history.
After listening to some Neil Young albums on this list (apparently, he is essential for the 1001 book's authors), I confirmed that the Crazy Horse band songs are the best version of Neil Young songs. "Rust Never Sleeps" is far away better than this one, but it's still an adorable listening session.
Some albums are classics for rational reasons, and some are just a matter of pure feeling. This one fits the second case.
This kind of unexpected album is one of the most exciting things about this list. It's far from my favorite music genre, but it's far because of my lack of knowledge of how big the world is. I hope to keep this project for the following years, and I wish to receive more classical but even more of these different and culturally challenging albuns. Good music, great experience. (Unfortunately, the Wikipedia page for the album is too short, but the Youssou N'Dour page helps with it)
I liked this album, but I think I liked it much more around 2010 than now. Maybe it's just a matter of my mood, but today it looked too long and repetitive for me.
I keep my opinion on electronic music and the excessive number of electronic albums on this list, but this one is pretty enjoyable. "Cross" is one of the first electronic albums that are not a simple variation of the same song for 30 or 50 minutes (not the only one, fortunately). After all, enjoying a few samples and electronic drums is not impossible.
I think it is impossible to say anything that everybody did not say in the past about this album. A great piece of music history. It's awe-inspiring how much Bowie is eclectic and different among his different albums
The album starts very well; the songs are likable, even psychedelic rock not being my favorite thing. After 1st hour, the songs start to lose any sense...why I'm still listening to it? After 2nd hour: Is this real life? The album's end is in a melting brain by psychedelia, "space rock" (whatever that means), and poetry(?). I got why this album is on the list, but more than 2 hours (only 2 hours?) of anything is enough to enjoy and hate that thing. Watching the live presentation looks like an authentic experience, but listening to it is just part of it and, at the most, is enjoyable. At its worst is annoying. A perfect 3-stars
Another Scott? How many Scotts do we have on this list? Well, I didn't get why one more album from the same artist in this case, since they are pretty similar among them. Some artists change many of their styles or lyricism from album to album, but this is not the case. It's just another Scott.
I don't get much from this album. It has some cool songs and an exciting mix of styles. I think it is pretty innovative for 1970, but it's not something that I call atemporal.
When I received this album Friday morning, I thought: ok, it's some ugly brother of THE "Let it Be." I was not wrong, and this was awesome. A great piece of late punk songs (post-punk, according to Wikipedia) that made me feel like it was in the 80s. Much rawer than its shine brother album and enjoyable as hell. I'll keep an eye on other albums from "The Replacements." 4 stars
"The Velvet Underground & Nico" is an album I was afraid to listen to because of its reputation. However, it's such a classic album that I could not understand how much geniality it compresses. Finish my listening session; I can say that it is pretty nice but also pretty typical. But, listening to it in 2022 is much different from listening to it in 1967. The album was released one year after "Pet Sounds," which means the revolution was everywhere around Velvet Underground guys. So it was "easy" to capture the moment and put it all together. The last songs of the album, mixing some noise and raw distortion into pieces, are engaging experimentally, but even these songs do not sound so revolutionary to me. It's still a gratifying experience, and now that I'm not afraid anymore, I can search for more Velvet Underground. Some months ago, I received "White Light / White Heat" on this list, and I could not understand it. After Listening to this one, I can conclude two things: - they weren't as revolutionary as I thought - Not understanding it made it even better for some reason.
I write almost the same for all electronic albums because it is not my favorite kind of music, with 1 or 2 exceptions until now. This one is not an exception.
I had already heard about Brian Eno's solo work, and this album is what I was expecting. I understand why this is one of 1001 albums to be listened to before dying, but this doesn't make it much better. I like some noise in some songs, but JUST noise is not so good. I'll increase my rate from 1 star to 2 because it's nice to understand some musical tendencies better and, as I said, my expectations were completely fulfilled, even the worst ones.
A 60's rock album that sounds precisely as was expected for a 60's rock album.
It's a pretty impressive release, solid on Metallica albums history, even not the best one, in my opinion. I think that this album lacks singles for a band like Metallica ("One" is the exception that confirms the rule), and the songs are too long. In short, I enjoyed it very much, but it's not a 5-star.
After reading Wikipedia, I'm sure this album has great potential to be classical in the future. Mainly for the band members' history and their musical qualities because I think it is pretty hard to be established in the jazz/blues/rock industry without singing in English.
I tend to like Judas Priest, but I must say that with my mood today, it does not fit so well. Good album, at least one classic of all times for the metal world but nothing so remarkable compared to other stuff on this list.
This album is much better than I remember from my teenage years. Alanis's voice is awe-inspiring, and her angry lyrics are very modern (since the emo is coming back, it's very contemporary). I enjoyed it very much.
I'm sure this album could be much more enjoyable with fewer songs. This kind of noise rock music is not so bad (it's pretty interesting sometimes), but it's annoying after 35 minutes and worsens every minute. This is important enough to be part of the 1001 list. Still, it has many more lost opportunities than actual realization, mainly because of the lack of brevity and self-awareness of its limitations. 2 stars
Definitively Metallica is a band to be enjoyed in live sessions. However, this one is even more special due to the mix of metal and classical music! It's always a combination that I enjoy a lot, and I can't give them less than five stars.
I expected much less from Rod Stewart, but this album is enjoyable. Nothing exceptional or out of the box, but nice
This was an outstanding experience. This is exactly like I remember RHCP in my teenage years. Even though some songs could be better, the emotion here is responsible for my five-star rating.
Pretty strong release. They are not the best foo fighters because they have significantly improved in the last few years. The record made only by Dave Grohl is a well-known anecdote but always incredible to hear about his process.
I was expecting something very different. Something more experimental or psychedelic, but this album is pretty much diverse. I hear some psychedelic but mixed with old plain rock n' roll, pre-indie rock, and a choir(?). I'll increase my evaluation just because of my surprise.
Great piece of music! I'm humiliated for someday being afraid or disliking Stevie Wonder songs. This is a very diverse album with many music styles and fun music.
It's very impressive how modern an album from 1969 can sound. I'm not an Elvis fan, mainly because of his polemic use of black people's compositions getting all the credit as "the king," but I must assume this is historically important and an excellent album. Elvis's voice is incredible. "Power of My Love" and "Suspicious Minds" are incomparable classics.
It's tough to split up the album from the artist. I hate to assume that this album is an excellent piece of modern hip-hop made by someone who may not deserve to be recognized by anything (independent of any possible psychological problem, this is not a forever excuse for everything Ye has supported over the years). I'll concentrate on the Wikipedia page that clarifies that this album is much more a result of collaborative work from many artists than Ye himself.
A not lousy ambiance song. I didn't get it as a whole, but it's not annoying, as it has nothing special to say.
I know something about Willie Nelson by his name, and he is somehow crucial for American music history, but this was such a dull experience that I don't care too much about his importance. I wouldn't say I like it, but apparently, Nelson recorded almost 80 albums. So maybe I'll try some of them in the future.
This is a lovely album, but it's so flat. I almost thought that I was listening to a long 40 minutes song. Not bad, but the only remark is its flatness, so 3 stars are enough
I was not really into Tina Turner until today. I don't have good reasons for it, but it always sounded slightly "artificial" to me. Thanks to this list, I'm glad to have the opportunity to listen to it today. This album is not something I classify as excellent or perfect, but it's everything rather than artificial. It's intense rock music with meaningful lyrics and excellent voice work. When I saw my home project page this morning, I was somewhat disappointed, but now I hope to see more of Tina's albums in the future.
I always think about these bands with city names as the same (Chicago, Boston, Nazareth, Alabama, etc...) with that kind of easy-listening music from the 70s and 80s. How foolish I was for never trying "Chicago" before. It's an extended play with more than 1 hour trip to various rock styles and an excellent instrumental vibe from start to end. I hope other bands named after cities I never tried have identical surprising albums on this list. I'll be lucky.
Listening to all these albums on this list helps me understand music history better (at least the US/English-centered music history), which is very interesting. Examples like "Songs The Lord Taught Us" are fascinating, even though they are not the best songs or record production. The mixture of punk and rockabilly-inspired music here is an incredible resource for understanding the 80s and 90s musical movements and how we reach the 2000s with so much nostalgia in our minds. The future is not shining anymore, and the past is always a place to be comfortable, so the change/remix/(des)organize the past is an excellent tool to enjoy the present while waiting for the possible worst future.
The lousy quality of the record affects a little bit the possibility of analyzing their songs. I know that garage rock should sound as bad as it is on this release, but it's still making it hard to appreciate. Given that this album is part of the remains of punk history and 80s history that is accessible to us. We probably will never know how these things happened at that time, but this kind of thing makes us feel something that matters. It shows us how humankind is linked by the long line of history and its revolutions (musical revolutions for the sake of this list, but not only). I didn't know anything about "Big Black" before today, but I'm used to enjoying early punk rock.
I'm far from a specialist in Beach Boys discography, but this album before THE "Pet Sounds" sounds interesting. I can see much of the future experimentalism of the band, but also some remains of classical surf rock. I don't have much to say, but this quick and good release from this band some years from changing the musical history and listening to it is a good experience.
I like the concept of these opera rock albums, but I must say that I rarely listen to them, paying much attention or following the correct order. So it was a lovely surprise to get this album today. It allowed me to pursue an opera rock album as it should be: Listen to the songs and follow the history behind them, paying attention to the details. It is astonishing how much "The Who" changed their style and lyrics from their previous albums to this one. It looks like a whole new band. It was a good experience; I enjoyed listening to opera rock in the way I should have heard, and "The Who" is not such an influential band without reason.
It was nice to listen to an Oasis cover band in a Monday morning...wait...is this still an Oasis cover? What is this song about? It does not look like an Oasis cover anymore...
Totally different from what I was expecting and absolutely boring.
It's funny to listen to this album. SOAD was one of my favorite bands during my teenage years, and I still enjoy their music. However, I have never listened to this album as a whole album since today. It was a great experience that reminded me why I liked them 10 or 15 years ago.
Lovely album! Smooth songs for a smooth Friday! I'm very impressed with never heard about "Machito" before. He made a real contribution to Latin culture and other Afro-Cuban cultures. I hope to get more of this kind of music here on this list!
This album mixes "cool! good English folk stuff" and "is this just generic nostalgic 80s songs?". For me, it's a solid 3-stars. However, since I discovered this band on this list with their first album, it's strange that I gave five stars for the first, with much more solid work, and three to this one, but I'm not a suitable parameter when giving stars/points, so I accept my incongruencies 😁.
Not my cup of tea, but it's a not-intrusive ambiance sounds good to listen to during work hours.
This is a pure sentiment put in music.
You know, they are the Rolling Stones, and no matter what they do, they will perform well. I didn't like so much of this album, even enjoying these bluesy songs from the stones, because I think the album is to monothematic. Sympathy for the devil is an astonishing song that I've listened to so many times that became a personal classic for me (I guess for everyone), but the other songs are just good blues played by the Stones. They can do whatever they want and it's good.
Usually, I'm not a big fan of live albums, and I'm also unaware of "Cheap Trick." I heard about the band, I know a few songs, but this is all. And after listening to this album, I must say, "wow." Their energy is contagious even in a record. I'd love to have the opportunity to watch a real live presentation of this band after this album.
This is one of my favorite albums since it was one of my first real contact with Bowie's work. I already know him by name and some MTV singles, but this was one of my first listening sessions, some years before started this 1001 list challenge. Since then, I've already listened to other albums from him (because of the list and also by myself) and I'm becoming more and more of a fan.
This is one of the essential pieces of Brazilian music, and I cannot give it less than five stars. All the influences from psychedelic rock and Brazilian traditional rhythms like samba are here, making an impressive album with a lot of poetry in its lyrics. I love this album!
I liked this album, but it's pretty long. It's interesting to see how many different hip-hop styles we have only in one album. It sounds exactly like what I expected for one 90s/2000s hip-hop album. The cultural mixes of the end of the XX century are all here. Reducing 30 minutes and being a little less repetitious would be one of the great hip-hop releases from the last decades.
It's interesting how this album is so influential for many rock bands after Motorhead, even if it is not a great album. It's too monothematic, musically and lyrically. I enjoyed the long length of almost 2 hours with not-so-good record quality, but it's because is my preferred style of music since I was very young. However, it's not in my list of 1001 albums that people MUST listen to before they die...maybe if the list goes to 2000 albums.
After listening to the other two Velvet Underground albums on this list, this one is pretty "normal." The Wikipedia page says it's a less experimental album than the previous ones, which is nice. It shows the band's versatility and good qualities in almost any music genre. Not considering "The Murder Mystery," all ballads in this album are enjoyable and easy to listen to. The song "The Murder Mystery" is actually a good break almost at the end of the album to show us that we are still listening to Velvet Underground. Not the best stuff from this list, but good enough since its historical influence. When I started this challenge, I was kind of afraid of listening to this band and not understanding it. After listening to 3 albums from them, I'm not a fan, but I noted that it is pretty easy to understand good music, no matter how experimental or strange.
Besides the tremendous single "School's Out," this is a pretty classic album from the 70/80s hard rock and metal scene. Alice Cooper is essential in rock history, but I think this album is not among his best works.
Much better than I thought at first glance. I was not expecting such solid and personal songs. I was expecting some generic pop songs and was surprised by this potent work. Without this 1001 list, I'd never think about listening to Robbie Williams, but now I'm looking for his newest albums 🙂.
I liked the idea of the album, I enjoyed a lot some songs, but overall, it was a little bit annoying to reach to the end of this. It's not a bad album, but it's much better to listen to The Who's greatest hits rather than this album.
It's far from his best albums for me, but it's a very solid debut from one of the worst persons in the whole world (a great rapper, though)
I know some songs from Arcade Fire, but this was my first time listening to their debut as a whole. It's a great work, musically and lyrically. I don't have any bad comments about what I've listened to now! It was delightful to (re)discover a band that was just "a standard indie rock band" until today.
This was a lovely experience! Roots blues music is perfect for Mondays! It's not one of the best albums of my life, but is absolutely good to listen to these clean guitars!
It's very nice to know a little bit more about the post-punk movement, but it's a very strange and hard-to-follow album.
The difference between "Ok Computer" and this album is whopping. I prefer the first since my taste for electronic music is not so accurate and, usually, I'm not too fond of it. Still, I must assume that some songs caught my attention—a solid 3 stars in my not-so-solid personal rate system.
It looks like a very influential album, but it sounds standard for 2022 ears. It probably deserves more than 3 stars, but it's hard to find reasons to rate it without the historical background. Maybe almost all hip-hop albums suffer from this problem since they are always too contextualized, but some of them (like this one) are hard to stay relevant after more than 10 years after their release.
This was very interesting. I never saw myself enjoying a "bass album," but Thundercat and his hip-hop inspiration considerably make me appreciate these songs.
The White Stripes is one of my favorite bands that I forget to listen to for months...However, I am surprisingly amazed by some songs when I return to them. I know that sometimes their rawness is not so well digested by our ears, but I can't dislike them.
I had never heard about "Japan" (the band, not the country, of course, 🤣 (I'm so funny)), and when it started, I thought it was some 70/80's standard pop easy to listen to and forgettable. However, from song to song, I noted some lovely rock influences and even some very interesting jazzy mixed with the pop style. It's not perfect and deserves three stars, but I'll rate it with four just because of the surprise.
In the same way, as many other hip-hop albums, it's too dependent on its context, but it's not a bad album. Of course, more than 1 hour of 50's gangsta stuff could be annoying for some people, but "In da Club" is an anthem of 2000's rap, and his influence is undeniable, even being dated.
It starts well, but at the end, it's just a standard pop-rock song from the '80s. Nothing else.
I'll never look for this kind of music, but the 1001 list teaches me how (and maybe why) I like Nick Cave. It's not my kind of song, but it's always impressive how much I enjoy their albums.
I liked it more than I expected, but it's not as classical and mind changer as I thought a first glance (Jethro Tull is mythical, right? It should transform my life)
It's bizarre to see it as a punk/post-punk album with so many electronic components and long songs, but it's not so bad.
These guys should write a manual like "How to do 90s hip-hop sound even more 90s". I felt transported to another time listening to this album, and I liked it much more than when I lived in the 90s. The mixture of sound and percussion instruments/beats is unique (at the same time, that was extensively used around hip-hop for the next 10 years after this release), and the lyrics and voices are unforgettable. It looks like a very influential album I should listen to more times in the following years. Hip-Hop albums are always too many dependents on the context, but they shine when some are also so influential and time-transporting like this one.
Ok, 1001 is a lot of albums...it's necessary to have some things like it, I understand. Wikipedia says it's really important, and I'll never get why.
This is a lovely record, even not being so recognizable to me. I liked it, and I'll probably go back to listen to it again, but it's not remarkable.
This album is that kind of stuff you know that is classical and important for music history, even being a little bit repetitive. I'm not an Elton John fan, but his talent is impossible to do not to remark on.
Before starting this 1001 challenge, I completely misunderstood progressive rock and experimentalism in popular music. So I learned a lot listening to it on some occasions and reading Wikipedia from time to time. It's not my favorite style, and I felt sad when I received some progressive album (apparently, the book's author loves this kind of music). Still, after almost 500 albums, I must confess that I was missing some experimentalism in my daily album. Thanks to "King Crimson" for allowing me to listen to some experimentalism today. I guess that after the subsequent 200 albums, I'll become a fan of progressive rock.
Where was I in 2005 that I didn't know about this album or this band? For today, I think this is a little bit exaggerated on the sad environment, but it looks perfect for the 15 years old me.
After listening to some Bowie albums following this list and also by myself, I consider myself much more aware of his many musical styles and phases. This one is not the best for me, but it is still Bowie, a 5-star artist even on his worst days, so it deserves a high rate, for sure.
Grateful Dead is another of the bands that I was "afraid" of listening to because I don't feel I'm able to understand. However, after this album, I realized again that this fear is not justified, mainly because their geniality or unique qualities are too much intrinsic to the songs. A plain listening session gives us the experience of a standard 70/80s rock band and that it's already good enough (better than many other albums on the 1001 list). Maybe this is not the best GD album. Perhaps I'm still unable to comprehend everything, but I know I'm listening to good music and something meaningful. This is enough for me.
This album is so refreshing and a great piece of music. It's hip-hop, but also, it's something more that it's impossible to explain.
I liked 2112 very much, and I was expecting something similar here, but I found just a good album and nothing else. Good listening session, but forgatable
I didn't know much about T. Rex before this 1001 challenge, and the first album I got here disappointed me since they have a nice name and didn't reach my expectations. Now, this is different: A fantastic release with almost every song in the right place, excellent songs, and lyrics...I was fully into the album during the listening...I expected moe of this T. Rex in the list.
Ok, it's a good album, and her voice is fantastic, but after 3 or 4 songs, I was annoyed. Too much repetition musically and thematically.
I was under some stone to ignore Stevie Wonder so many times. I always had the impression that he was a sleepy jazzy musician without much attraction for me, but listening to this second album from him on the 1001 list, I only hope they have more albums waiting for me. Strong songs, meaningful lyrics, and powerful interpretation. No complaints about this album.
I would rate it five stars because of my teenage year's soundtrack, but I'll finally rate it with four because the album is too repetitive. Very good album and that's enough
Reading the Wikipedia page, I got Singh's influence, but his songs are just another fancy electronic music that is not for me. I'll rate it with 2 because the song "OK" reminds me of some good anime openings, and "Soni" gave me some "Blade runner" vibes that I enjoyed a bit.
This is definitively not my favorite genre, but this album gave me pleasant sensations. Like listening to some lo-fi compilation on youtube or something like that.
An excellent first song and then a classic jazz album that does not excites me too much, but it's easy to get the qualities of the songs. I love pieces that use sax, which is nice on this album, even if not the best sax work that I listened to.
Unexpected, and I love it. I was looking for genuine folk, and they gave me that but with lots of blues and some good guitars. "Baby Driver" is awesome, and the whole album shines!
I was expecting something different from what I received listening to this album. This is not the Pink Floyd I know and like to listen to sometimes. It's something different but recognizable at the end. It's strange but also familiar somehow. It's not easy, but the 50 minutes are not annoying. For sure, this is an important thing that will remain with me for some weeks.
Ok, I understand his importance for music history, but it's pretty hard to enjoy this album with so many repetitive songs. I guess it is much better when you are someone who enjoys his style. That is not my case, so I give three stars for the relevance.
It's not so much different from the "Astral Weeks" album I received on this list some months ago: same good vibe and same rate.
I don't get exactly why this album is more important to be on this list than any other late 90s electronic album. Still, I assume that at the end of my listening session, I was considering it kind of modern for 1996 since it already captured this spirit of modern times that privileged the nostalgia and some reverence to previous idyllic times. As I said, I'm unsure if this is something exclusive from this album or if it was generalized into the electronic scene at that time, but I'll consider it an extra point. 2 stars
This album is a good register of an excellent music style, Bossa Nova. The album itself is not so good, but it's important for being part of the world's spread of this style, so it deserves its place on this list. Listening to it in a single session could be annoying, but it's not so hard to finish.
Maybe I'm too influenced by the media and the Beatle's propaganda, but this is one of my favorite albums. Even with the wide range of styles found here, I enjoy all the songs. Its influence is spread worldwide, and many bands and musicians were made around the concepts they developed on this album, so a 5-star rate is the minimum rate possible for it.
Quite a long album, with normally is annoying, but despite the number of hip-hop albums on this list, "Boy In Da Corner" comes with fresh air (almost 20 years ago) and makes the time goes fast into a good listening session. Not the best hip-hop album of all time (maybe far from it), but it is one of the best on this list for sure. It deserves four stars for the nice job.
Although it looks like an hour-long 80s flashback album, despite its themes, I must say that listening to this album brought me some good feelings. Forgettable but nice.
Is this the final hardcore release forever and ever? Great album, great music, and a great band.
Apparently, I should start 2023 with an extensive 80s vibe. Nothing so much special about this one. Good vibes, the first song is nice and memorable, but nothing else is a particular highlight for me.
Since I usually give five stars to any album on the top albums from global statistics of the site, this one surprised me. Not because it's a bad album, of course, it is excellent, but I liked much more of the "Physical Graffiti" I received almost a year ago on the site. So this one SHOULD be better, and it's not. Reading the Wikipedia page, it's clear its historical role in the rock industry and even being part of the metal "creation," but in the end, my expectations when I received it were too high, maybe impossibly high.
How is it possible to like as much the jazz-like "Blackstar" and these piano sounds at the same time? It does not matter the style Bowie decides to give to his music; I'll enjoy it any time. For personal taste, I'm still much more into the "Next Day" and "Blackstar" eras, but it's impossible not to note the high level of this one.
Well, the Wikipedia page was necessary for me to understand the reasons for this album on this list, but now it's clear that it deserves some space on the 1001 most essential albums since with was so influential for the punk scene. Musically, I can note a mix of what I recognize as punk and some beach songs, leading me to enjoy the album, even not being my favorite stuff.
Sometimes I get why someone or some band has more than one album on the 1001 list (like Beatles or Bowie, for example), but in some situations is hard to get why "My Bloody Valentine" got three spots on it (please, be only 3). Ok, they are some ~different~ kinds of rock but let's agree that just a quick demonstration is enough to show precisely why/what/how they change with their music, and it's done. It's not necessary to listen to another half an hour of it. Well, after the first rage section, the album is actually better than the other ones that I got here ("Loveless" and "m.b.v"). At least it is a less annoying, more straightforward song. So I'll rate it with 1-star just for justice with my ears since I gave 2 for the others (worst) ones for some reason that just the past me will know (my comment on it was that the noise sound hypnotized me, and I can't use a better word).
It sounds like an essential album; its name sounds like a very important name, and I guess it influenced many things worldwide. The only bad thing I can't stand is the album length. It's not something annoying, but I'll enjoy these songs much more if they were shorter. I hope to receive more of this kind of album on this list.
Very traditional and too-much-common pop song from the 70s/80s. Maybe he was a pioneer somehow at that time, but today is one of the blandest music I've ever listened to.
The first song was interesting, then the following songs went down in quality a little bit, but the album ends with three amazing songs, mixing jazz with many other styles, giving me a very good vibe. I'm not sure this is something I'll listen to again in a row, but I enjoyed it very much.
Indie songs with good vibes (despite some depressive lyrics), but nothing else. Not bad, but too much bland for my taste.
I don't get it at all. Maybe it's too much high level for me. Good album
I'm not a big fan of the band, although I sometimes enjoy listening to some songs. This release is too much show-off and less good music, but it's pretty clear why they reach so much success in the 70s until today. After almost one hour of show-off how good they were playing, "Lucille" caught me and ended the album at a very high level. Still far from something that I'll listen to any other day.
Sadly, this one is unavailable in any streaming service. I'm not sure I listened to the correct album getting a Youtube playlist with some unavailable videos. It's sad because just with a little sample of the whole album, it's clear this is powerful. It's something exciting and, for sure, a must-listen before dying. I don't know if there is more De La Soul on this list, but it should be.
I didn't love it, but at least that is something different that I would not listen to without the 1001 list, so it increases my rate a little since I'm here for it (sometimes?). Excellent to listen to a good folk album that does not go so fast to the bland country and early rock and keeps it folk until the album's end.
Get some generic 80s songs with some good lyrics and a few undefined instruments. Put it in a mixer, and you will get exactly this album. Not exactly bad, but it is far from something significant. Nice album cover
I was astonished by this one. I have never heard about this band, and something so special like this album is exactly one of the reasons I keep coming to this site every day for almost 600 days. It's not perfect, but it captures the best part of the Beatles-like formula with the ascending psychedelic of the 60s/70s and creates this incredible album. It's better than "Tommy."
I know this is an important one. After almost 600 albums on this list and 3 of Dylan's albums, I should like them, but I don't. I can get the importance of his lyrics. His influence in modern music is sometimes too evident, and his songs are very well produced, but something stops me from rating it with more than 3 or 4 stars. There is always something that makes me not enjoy it as much. On the other hand, from his previous albums listened to here, this is the best tough. I'll probably listen to it again someday, and maybe in the future, I'll be able to get all his geniality and something like that. But, for now, I'll rate it with 4 expecting his following albums on the list to check again.
I guess it will be the first time I'll rate an instrumental album with the maximum rate, but this one was so unexpected that it deserves it. It is so jazzy and so funky that it's impossible to listen to it without enjoying at least one song.
It started like a pretty fun album, but it became more and more "standardized" until I almost forgot I was listening to something different from any "Top 10 rock songs from the 90s" or something like that.
Reading the Wikipedia page for "Kid A," 23 years after the album's release, is exciting because it's pretty clear how it is to be underground and how things have changed over these two decades. It influenced a lot of things in music, the music industry, and the different manners to deal with the increasing technology. I'm still not very into this electronic phase of the band, but it's impossible not to see how it was essential. On a side note: Is this list created to go along with Beatles and Radiohead discography intercalated with some other stuff, right? (I'm not complaining) :-P
I started to play this album and forgot I was listening to something since it's like staying 1 hour in an airport. After 4 or 5 albums here with this kind of electronic music and/or ambient songs, I think I got what the thing with these songs is: Somehow, they are almost transgressive, but they are highly dependent on some kind of deep knowledge of music history and musical structure that it's virtually impossible for regular people to really GET it. All in all, still, I'm not too fond of it. "Halcyon + ON + ON" is the only song that almost looks like real music here.
I didn't get it, and I think that is because the band members themselves do not get it either. The songs are not bad, but this looks like much more a demo EP to show off the different styles the band can perform than a coherent album. I don't think that every album must be organized, and I'm into some experimentalism, but it should at least looks like an album rather than a found lost tape that the band forgot in some studio in the 80s.
This is a lovely album, and I know it is a classic. Still, for me, it is not better than "Ill Communication" (far from it), so I'll keep one or two songs from it and keep going with the latest releases from Beast Boys, which only increased in quality over the years and are getting old like wine, always better.
Being the debut album of Lenny Kravitz, I was expecting something much more standardized and less "Kravitz." However, it was the opposite, and he already had all his energy and personal style of making music. It's not perfect, but I enjoyed it a lot!
After more than 500 albums, many psychedelic and experimental music among them, and one early Pink Floyd album, I was expecting to enjoy it less, mainly because of possible repetitiveness. However, it's indeed a great album despite any previous concept.
I think this was the first electronic release with high potential for me to enjoy it a little more since it has some recognizable instruments behind the whole electronic stuff. However, it has 2 HOURS!!!!! I guess it's impossible to enjoy anything for 2 hours in 2023; I'm sorry.
I guess this is the first Live album from this list that's purposely made as a live album for reasons that make much more sense than recording a "simple" live presentation (capture the moment and blah, blah, blah). I'm not against live albums at all, I got many good live albums following the 1001 list until now, but the lack of purpose on them is remarkable compared with Cash's live presentations. This is not the best Cash album for me; I guess this is not the best Cash album for almost anyone, but this is the kind of country music I like. I know other country styles have their value for music history other than being in the birth of rock n' roll as one of the most influential styles for modern music, but few albums highlight the music's power (country or not) like this one.
It's an essential album with not so many remarkable songs besides "Imagine." I'll probably forget about it in some weeks (while still mentally singing "Imagine" tough), but I guess that every time I go back to it, it's an opportunity to remember how important it was (Lennon himself and also his songs)
Since this is one of the first CDs I bought with "my" own money, and it also contained some of the first songs I downloaded as illegal .mp3 files. My emotional memory already ensures a 5-star rating. However, besides my good memories, this album also represents the synthesis of the 2000 rock songs. It represents the feeling of these lost years, with all the remaining angry and revolutionary mindset from the 90s, while also being a preview of all the following musical tendencies of that time: the rap-rock ascension, the emocore feeling that would dominate all the charts of the decade and even a kind of prediction of what would become trap/hip-hop for the next decade, incorporating all the angry (and sadness) of the 90s and 2000s accumulated. Meteora is a better Linkin Park album, but this one absolutely is a hors concours for me.
Sometimes it's pretty easy to understand why an album is so classic and influential in modern music, even when it's hard to explain.
I used to think I liked folk music, but I'm increasingly discovering that I didn't know much about folk music and just like some specific artists. Well, this is not a bad album, but it does not understandable why it deserves a spot on the 1001 list. 2.5 stars
For the album that records the allegedly (according to Wikipedia) "best live presentation," it's a disappointment. Indeed, most of the songs are already on this list in other albums, and even considering that I'm far from the end of the list, I've received some better live albums. I like "The Who," and I enjoyed the experience, but even 1001 being a long list, I don't see a clear explanation to justify this one.
Even not a person who knows all 2Pac's career, I know his fame and his influence in modern hip-hop are impressive and undeniable. This album sounds a bit old-fashioned today, but it is still good and gave me a fantastic listening session.
I expected a great album cover with just crap music, but it was good at the end. Nothing remarkable, but far from annoying.
Ok, I did understand how much the book's author is really into party hard. I got it, I swear.
Except for the "Suedehead," which sounds like a Smiths song, this album does not deserve many more lines of commentary, especially considering Morrissey's personality.
I did not understand why this album was on the list until..." Jackass," and I finally got the reason. It makes a lot of sense now (🤪). But seriously, I enjoyed the album a little bit; I guess they were a bit ahead of their time when they released this album in 84, but for my 2023 ears, it sounds a little bit old-fashion punk/post-punk that did not get old in the best form. It's enjoyable but forgettable at the same level.
It started as a standard cliche of any indie 2000s rock, but it began to change when some songs looked like a vintage movie soundtrack from the 50s and 60s but still sounded like indie rock. The musical evolution was natural. Suddenly, I finally noted the orchestral work and fell in love with the album. So that is a very nice discovery from the 1001 list. After finishing the listening session, I looked through their following album, which was far from the same quality but still worth it.
I was much more interesting than I initially thought when I received the album. It's not the best psychedelic, and it's not the best psychedelic rock, but it was not a pain.
Although reggae is not my favorite genre in the end, I appreciate it sometimes, like in this album. It has an important message and is quite ahead of its time with some of the lyrics.
This looks like the exact kind of album introduced in the book/list as a promise, just to be removed in newer versions (After writing it, I checked Wikipedia and discovered that she is an experienced country singer and that the album won the Grammy's. It confirms that I understand nothing about music and that this project is perfect for discovering new stuff, even the worst ones). Flat, bland, personality-less, and generic.
I kind of discovered Sonic Youth following the 1001 list, and I still don't know if they deserve 3 spots on the list (until now), but I must assume that I'm learning to like them. Even listening to the albums in the "wrong" order, this one is the best until now, and I really learned to discover the music behind the noise. I'm enjoying the noise and the attitude somehow. I'll probably become a fan if they have 2 or 3 more albums here.
I was a kind of U2 fan when I was young, but they are one of the most potent examples of a band with songs that got old pretty badly. It sounds old; it looks like I'm listening to bad ancient songs, even being much newer rather than some other albums on the list. It's not a pain to listen to it, and I understand that the lyrics have a nice message, but it's not possible to ignore how deep my personal change on the band's enjoyment.
This was one of those albums that are too strange to ignore and, simultaneously, too much strange to enjoy fully. I like how the 1001 list helps me get out of my "comfort zone" so strongly that I end the experience with nothing to say about what I have listened to. This album does not deserve to lie on the worst albums list of the Global stats (it is still there on the day I'm listening to it). Maybe I'll change my mind before confirming my rate, but it is a 4-star album in its weird way to surprise me.
I got how important the band was, but maybe this is not one of their albums that really deserve to be part of the 1001 list. It's not bad, but a flat post-punk album.
I guess that in almost 600 albums, this is one of the first albums that I recognize as a punk album in essence (musically, lyrically, attitude, etc.), without any unnecessary extra (like it happens with many post-punk or hardcore jazz, for example). I liked it very much, and I should check more stuff from The Damned!
I never got exactly all the hype on Sufjan Stevens, and after listening to this album, I still don't. However, it's impossible to do not to admit it has a bag of qualities on the instrumental part. Some songs are catchy. In summary, I'll not join any fan club of Sufjan Stevens or something like that, but I'll sure look with more attention to his new albums to check if it's me that is losing all his geniality (high probability, I guess 🤣)
Apparently, I've received a lot of punk and post-punk albums here on the list these last few days. However, I'll not complain about it so soon since I discovered and rediscovered a lot of good bands and albums. This "Elastica" starts very well and declines at the end with a more "pop" mood that does not look connected with the album's first part, but it's still a lovely release for punk and post-punk fans. I'm not sure it deserves a spot on the 1001 list since it's somehow too much " standard, " but it definitely deserves a place in my ears.
Reading the Wikipedia page, it's easy to find out why he deserves one spot on the 1001 list. Listen to the album, I think it's nice but far from remarkable.
I was expecting nothing, and I got a lovely folk-like album with good voice work. This is an excellent highlight in a week with many "standard" albums, and I'll give it 4 * just because of the fun time.
After this third Kraftwerk album on the list (until now), I guess I finally understand their purpose. They are not good albums to listen to, but they are fantastic as companion songs for reading or annoying work sessions. I discovered it by coincidence, and I wouldn't say I like the album as a whole, but understanding it is part of the way to finally getting why they deserve at least 3 spots on the list. Maybe after listening to the whole Kraftwerk discography and understanding the hidden mystery of electronic music, I'll enjoy it. I'm betting that I'm losing some life secret that will enable me to access the hidden knowledge about the great war against the capitalist aliens that command our lives, just letting us access these small pieces of peaceful songs for the long and annoying job sessions. Yes, listening to this album is like reading this text: a craziness.
Muse was my favorite band some years ago, and then I suddenly changed to listening to other stuff. I'm back to this album again. I think it's longer than it should be, but it's still a precious release. I don't know exactly how, but these songs leave me in another state. Nostalgia perhaps? Maybe, but it's still worth it a lot.
Apparently, "Talking Heads" is really not the best band for me. I liked this album, but not enough to remember tomorrow.
I had never heard about Joan Armatrading, and her voice is lovely. I didn't enjoy the album so much since it's pretty standardized, as I expected when Wikimedia classifies it as "singer-songwriter" style. Apparently, It's pretty hard to be impressive in the singers-songwriters community, and it's easy to sound like any other in the same community, even with excellent voice work.
I'll forget everything I thought I knew about punk. 15 minutes of pure anger are what I'll call punk from now on.
I understand why this album is ever on the list of worst albums at the Global stats of this site, but I think this is very unfair. Yes, the songs are not great, but in 1001 (and some extras) albums, we have soundtracks and many Live albums, so why not an RPG soundtrack directly from a Playstation One game from the 90s? And they influenced Led Zepellin (according to Wikipedia), which should count as some points for them. I'll rate it with 3* because having this strange stuff around is fair and sometimes necessary.
It's not legally allowed rate this album with less than 4 stars, even if it is not being so great as I expected and sounds a little bit old-fashioned for modern sensibilities. Ray Charles is not my favorite singer, but his importance cannot be forgotten.
Fantastic voice and flattened music. It is not unlikeable, and it's clear that this influenced some modern songs, but it's forgettable.
Since I listened to a previous Waits album some months ago, this was very unexpected. I was ready for classic bluesy rock and got industrial-like sounds that looked like music. I'll rate it with a 4 for the surprise. Give me more.
The first songs were good, but they ended up being the definition of generic music. I liked the first ones precisely because they remember some other bands and other songs.
The epitome of dad rock. Now also live!
It looks like a boring rock electronic-like album good enough to be on the list of 1001 boring electronic albums to listen to, but some songs like "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell" and "Are You a Hypnotist??" makes it a little bit more remarkable of attention. I liked it on a Friday morning, but it's not the perfect fit for any other mood.
The third Prince album I got on the list and even being too much "pop" for my ears, it's the best one until now, and it has the best Prince stuff (in my opinion, of course), that is his musical variety on instruments and themes as in the lyrics. It's the third I got and the first I really agree that deserves to be on a list like this.
I like listening to some of Billie Holiday's songs, but this is not her best compilation. Sadly, this one was selected for the 1001 list since it is still very good but sounds old-fashioned in many songs, and it was not her best vocal work, even being great.
What happens when punk meets some kind of experimentalism? Nothing so remarkable. It's good, but I'll forget about it tomorrow.
I enjoyed it more than I expected when I received the album this morning. However, it is still repetitive and too much standardized, especially compared to other stuff on the 1001 list. I like to receive new albums (after 2010), but I think that the quality of an album to be included in such a list as 1001 will always need to prove itself over time, and 5 or 6 years is not enough to really be considered an album to be listened to before die.
It sounds so wishy-washy that I almost forget I was listening to it until the third or fourth song. Then I enjoyed it a bit, but it still has a sound that harkens back to the less memorable tracks from the 90s. It's not the worst thing in the music world but it is entirely forgettable. PS: The "Iron Man" cover is on the edge of disrespect.
This was very impressive. After listening to 2 albums from Velvet Underground, I had clear expectations for this one when I received it, but it was a surprise to note that the album goes in a completely different direction, and it's great. This was the first concept album that made me care about the characters. Of course, I've listened to some good concept albums (I received, I think, 4 or 5 on this list), but this one made me think about the characters and listen to the album like a fiction book or something like that.
I think that the interludes are entirely unnecessary, but it's an absolutely fantastic album.
C'mon! It's not too bad as it looks by looking at the worst albums on the 1001 list. It is over-egocentric and It lacks originality, lyricism, and production, but it still is important for some music genres(I don't know which genres, since Kid Rock doesn't either. Maybe Nu metal? Rap-Rock? We'll never know)
It's hard to say that this is not one of the best albums I've ever listened to, but this is my point of view. Hendrix is a master, but listening to his songs in a row like this album doesn't cause an ecstasy sensation like getting some of his live presentations randomly in some social network feed. Maybe it's a matter of the day's mood, though, I don't know. "Spanish Castle Magic" was new to me, and it is the best song on the album.
The mysterious album cover inspires some curiosity, especially being a band I've never heard about. However, it's just generic 2000s rock without much personality. 2 stars is enough
I was thinking I received another album from Joan Baez some months ago, but apparently, I imagined it or listened to something very similar. This is precisely the problem of the album, it has some authenticity, but it is still highly similar compared with some other albums from the list. A genuinely 2-star album. Her voice resembles somehow of Janis Joplin, and it gave me some nice goosebumps that increased my rate to 3 stars
Despite some repetitiveness, this is a great, revolutionary album for 1996. The trend of thrash metal mixed with traditional Brazilian music was a huge bet that gave Sepultura a significant part of their success.
Excepting 1 or 2 songs, it sounds exactly like a Flashback collection from the 80s. I expect to listen to some of these songs in a restaurant or something like that. It's not that bad, but totally forgettable.
Attractive covers from some good rock n' roll classics. The original songs are good, like a noisy version of Beatles or Rolling Stones; that was probably the trend when the album was released. It was an interesting listening session, even though it was not remarkable.
Another week comes with another Sonic Youth album on the 1001 list. With one more, I promise to give 5 stars. Keep trying. For this one, it's not as good as the last SY (we are becoming friends) I received here, but it's not bad.
This is not good for 2023, but it's far from the worst thing I've ever listened to and far from the worst thing I got here on the 1001 list.
Reaching 600 albums, I was sure that this was not possible. However, I dislike every song on this album. It's possibly important for music history or some musical movement like the new wave, but it's totally unpleasant.
I don't get their importance, even if I don't consider it an awful album. I enjoy the non-English insertions on some songs and the album's general mood, but it is still too much repetitive. 2 starts for me
This one surprised me a lot! Looking at the cover art, it immediately gives me the impression that I was about to listen to some copy of a copy of the worst of Beast Boys or something like that. In the end, I was kind of right about it (😅), but at least they do a good copy, and they are almost bright with some novelty in their best songs. Never heard about them before, look like a cover band, sounds like a good cover band and it was a nice listening session. 3
It's awful; I hated it. Five stars
The best Rod Stewart I've ever listened to, which does not mean so much actually. 3 stars
There is no way to be more old-school than this album. This is not necessarily good or bad, and the album per see is nice, but it is one of the best candidates to be excluded in future editions of the 1001 list. There are a lot of albums that can be included in place of this one.
Very easy-to-listen music, but it ends up being so generic that it's hard to care with it after 30 min, and it keeps playing.
Jazzy and introspective. It could be better and more impactful with some less duration, but it's good.
I immensely liked his voice, but the songs are annoying and repetitive. So it's not bad, but not something I'll listen to again by myself. "Invocation of Ratiocination" was an excellent surprise to break the feeling of repetition, but it's very dislocated from the whole album, so it loses the primary purpose.
I enjoyed this album a lot! It's impressive how this album really shows how much ahead of his time McCartney was in 1970. His first songs with more experimentalism mixed with some songs that still sounded Beatles-esque but included much more texture, which was really impressive. I hope to see more McCartney in the 1001 list because this is someone that deserves to be listened to.
This was highly surprising and outstanding music for my mood today. I'd never heard about this "new tango" stuff, but it was almost instant love.
Looking at the cover art, I'd not guess the power of what I was about to listen to when the first song started. But, despite the last song, which was a total anti-climax for me, I enjoyed the album. Worth to mention that the 1001 list includes a good number of other punk albums, so I guess this is not the most memorable, but punk is always a good choice, so give me more.
When the right thing is done almost correctly, this results: Soulless but quality songs. It's not a bad album, but totally forgettable.
I bet I can't say anything different from anyone else about this album, so I'll just let my 4 stars to it.
The album is very interesting. Reading the Wikipedia page it's sad to know that she didn't like the result and considered the production as a sabotage of her work. It truly affects my rate of the album since it's always better to have the artist's view, especially when it is an artistic album like this one. I enjoy the experience, but it could be better if it was Nico's true work, even thinking that the strings were a very good addition to her raw folk.
"The Lack of Focus: An Experiment" should be the name of this album.
A masterpiece is not defined as a masterpiece by mistake.
Ok, it's possible to do the worst album ever and still be part of the 1001 list. You convinced me.
I don't know if I didn't get it, but it's annoying. Not the worst thing ever, but far from the base quality of a great part of the albums on the 1001 list
Yes, it's punk, but it's so repetitive that it loses 2 or 3 stars in my rate
I got the Second Paul Simon solo album on the 1001 list, and I enjoyed "Graceland" much more, but this is not a bad album for my taste—a solid three stars, even if not the exact music style I usually enjoy.
Despite looking like a juice of 80s rock sometimes, It's possible to see many differences and highlights here and there in some songs that are really hidden gems. Maybe a less long album would be better, but I enjoyed it.
I had never heard about "Lightning Bolt" before, so I was completely surprised by this one. I enjoyed it, especially for being so different from everything else. I really enjoy it when this happens. Highlight the Wikipedia page that points out this album as the "most accessible one" of the band. I'm slightly afraid of what I'll get if I look at the others.
It's hard to define the album and band style, and I think it is a little messy. However, I enjoyed almost all the songs, which gave me the will to look for more of this sophist-pop stuff.
I enjoyed it a lot, but it lacks something (I can't identify precisely what) to be a perfect 5-star record. Classical albums are defined as it, usually, for fair reasons and this is not different, even with this lack of some spicy that I expect in this kind of music. So I hope to have more Afrika Bambaataa on the 1001 list to try again and ensure that the problem was me or my mood and not the album.
I almost liked the first 2 songs, but after more than 1 hour, I realized it was annoying, and that is it.
This is what comes to my mind when I think about Radiohead, and unfortunately is the worst Radiohead album I got on the 1001 list (this is the sixth Radiohead album I got here). It's sad that, since they are a band I like, the "standard" song that comes to my mind is not their best work and instead is this one. This is a 2-star album with an extra point for the excellent jazzy last song.
<Radio voice> Now, the best romantic directly from the 80s. Here are your favorite songs. Just at the 102Mhz </Radio voice>
I liked it, even not knowing why. Sometimes it is hard to explain stuff...
This is not the most remarkable when I think of a Janis Joplin album, but of course, it's a 5-star.
An artist I like playing songs of a style I like should be perfect. However, it's not, and I don't know why. It's very good, but not perfect as I was expecting.
It's good, but totally forgettable.
I was really surprised by this album. I was expecting something more copycat of 90s hip-hop or even some trap, and both could be nice when well conceived. However, I got something different, maybe in the middle of these two styles. I see some 90s reflections and early trap but with a lot of jazz and classic R&B that made me feel good listening to it. I enjoyed the lyrics, too, and I'll check other Little Simz albums.
It could be good, but after 1 hour, it became annoying and repetitive.
I enjoyed previous Fela Kuti releases, but this one is just for real drum lovers. It's nice to have a so specific kind of album in the 1001 list, but it's not for me.
The high number of Neil Young on the 1001 list shows his versatility during his career. He has some great albums (especially when together with the Crazy Horses or other partners) and also some albums that are just "meh," like this one. I think I'll probably get more from him on the list, but despite my enjoyment (or not) of listening to this album, it was good to learn how far someone with talent and willingness goes to test the limits of his talent.
Second Neil Young in a row, and it was perfect to demonstrate my comment yesterday about his versatility. Yesterday an album that was meh in the best case, and today one that is classic and almost perfect.
After listening to almost 650 albums on the 1001 list, I must assume that I should consider myself a Stevie Wonder fan. I somehow feared his songs before the list, thinking that they could be too much cool for my personal taste or even just 70s standard pop, but now I have 2 of his albums on my favorite list, and even this one that is not so great as the other 2 I received here is still amazing.
Based on my history and knowledge, I shouldn't like this album, but I enjoyed it for most songs. Alternative country is far from what I look for in new songs, but the "Cowboy Junkies" will be included in future listening sessions.
This is a bizarre album, hard to define, and for some reason, this is a compliment. It does not look like anything from the 90s that I've listened to before, and, at the same time, it is strangely comfortable for my 90s ears. I think that deserves a second listening session to ensure everything is correct.
Third Beck album I got on the 1001 list, and I still don't get it...
Is this album a collection of songs? Is this a song? Am I listening to a song or working in a factory in 1980? Is this reality? What I'm doing listening to it? Who am I? I need to give this album an extra star for predicting 1978 how AI-generated songs would look like in 2023. Impressive.
I still think he sings targeting old/nostalgic people, but it's good (Wait! Am I old now? Dammed!) PS: This is my fourth Bruce Springsteen here...being good or not, it's reaching the reasonable limit for a single artist in a solo career.
I know that this is recognized as one of the best "Sepultura" albums, and I understand why. However, this album looks more like a path for what they achieve in "Roots" and sounds a bit repetitive—a solid 3-star, but still 3.
I should like it, there is nothing wrong with the album. For some reason I can't explain; I don't like it.
Better than "Stardust," which I got here before. One or two songs that are worth it, but still a not-so-enjoyable album.
I think I'm spiritualized enough, thanks. Impressive that I disliked this album almost to the same extent I liked the previous "Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space" I got here some months ago.
I like The Doors, with their debut being one of my favorite albums, and I understand why this album is here, but for me, it's not one of their best. It's good and remarkable, but it's possible to choose another one with the same qualities, ignoring the importance of being the last release with Morrison alive.
I receive the Fifth Bruce Springsteen album on the list, the most famous one, I guess, and the worst! Maybe worst is too strong a way to think about it, but it was kind of disappointing to listen to it. Despite the title song, the others are just ok.
This album was on the list of lowest-rated albums from this site. I like receiving an album from this list because I usually disagree, but also because I note how non-orthodox albums usually receive very bad rates. At the same time for me, I think sometimes I'm here precisely for this kind of stuff. Anyway, is this a good album? Probably not. Or even better, not a good album for everyone. Do It deserves 4 stars, and should be kept on the 1001 list? Sure! These guys were doing these crazy sounds and a lot of experimentation in 1987!!!
Definitively, Neil is better when accompanied. I found the key to enjoying his songs!
This album is awful, even for me, enjoying a significant part of the nu-metal movement and its bands. It's entirely inutile for 2023.
This is just as good as any electronic album I've got on the 1001 list, which means I dislike it as almost all other electronic albums. However, I must assume that it sounds kind of innovative to know that a so modern sound was released in 1976. It is worth something!
Despite the disrespectful cover of Comfortably Numb, I liked it much more than I thought I could when I started to listen to it. It's far from perfect but an honest modern rock album.
It's not as good as Graceland yet, but it's a fantastic release. Thanks to the 1001 list I'm becoming a fan of Paul Simon!
Excellent guitar work in all songs, highlighting "Precious and Grace", but it still sounds too old (in the sense of outdated and not classical) for my taste. I bet it was great in 1973 but nowadays is just one more. Good for whom likes old-fashion rock music
I didn't see anything special about this release. completely harmless
I didn't enjoy this album as much as I expected. Still, it's easy to see echoes of the last Beatles songs together with some experimentalism that would be impossible to be released under the Beatles brand even after the "White album". It's a interesting album, even far from what it can be considered the best
Is it possible to sound more old school than that?
The essence of the phrase "old but gold."
This is not as cool as "Soul Mining", but it's still fair enough for an honest port-punk listening session.
SZA is an exciting case by having songs in the exact line between hip-hop and R&B. Combing this mix with her fantastic voice creates a great album. Quite repetitive but still great. Also a great cover by the way.
This album still has the "Smiths"' vibe without including any of their greatest hits, and it is one of their best albums! Highlight the keyboard work here. It's impressive!
I've never heard of Moby Grape before, and I'm pretty sure I've not listened to any of this album's songs. However, almost all of the songs sounded very recognizable to me. It could mean they are just an album from its time since it sounds like 60/70s bands. Maybe it also influenced a lot of other bands, and I recognize them from which they influenced. So how do they also sound so fresh? Some mysteries about the effects of music on us are very hard to put into words. They are a good band with great songs, I'll look for their later albums after this debut. I think this looks better.
This is the second Madonna album I got here on the 1001 list, and even being so crucial for music history, they chose her worst albums to be on the list. Since I'm not a huge fan of her, it always looks like any standard pop song without much to say. It's not objectively bad, but besides the 1st song, it's a good album to be used as background music for those who like pop.
Undoubtedly a great album that, unfortunately, sounds a bit outdated today. I guess it will survive being played worldwide for its historical importance, but I also think many hip-hop albums influenced by them surpassed its songs in quality. The curse of pioneers, I guess.
Third Tom Waits album on the list and third surprise. Apparently, he didn't like to keep consistency between his albums. I should give him extra credit for trying to be such an innovator in this way. For this album itself, I enjoyed listening to it, but it's not so great. The long conversational records are clearly an attempt to sound like a bar record, but I'm not in a bar, so it's just lost my attention.
I can get the historical importance of this album, and King Crimson was responsible (thanks to the 1001 list) for my discoveries on experimentalism and progressive rock. On the other hand, as expected for their first release (still starting to mix up stuff with the most basic rock lines), this album is a bit repetitive and not so easy to listen to. The song "The Court Of The Crimson King" is truly amazing, but the rest of the album could be much better, as their own proved in their later releases.
This is very far from what I know about The Cure. I was expecting something different, and this is not exactly bad, but I guess I need some other listening sessions to evaluate it accurately, honestly. I usually appreciate the Cure, even not being a fan of everything. This album sounds explicitly a bit more down than other of their songs but still has enough energy to help me to reach the end of the album.
This is a very impressive release that really looks like a personal effort of a very dedicated (maybe obsessive) person. It sounds like a continuation of the Beach Boys' work at the same time that includes many new pieces of music highly interesting for any music fan. A mixture of styles and lyrics, and instruments that compounds a masterpiece. Unfortunately, it sounds a bit old for 2004, but having in mind it was planned to be a BB album after Pet Sounds is enough to get all the geniality behind it.
The great by the most significant pop singer until today is not something I can evaluate.
The Wikipedia page really turned me on this album with a bunch of possibilities in mind. Yeah, it's good, but I was expecting too much from an album.
This is much better than the "Aha Shake Heartbreak" I received some months ago on the 1001 list. It's still not so remarkable, and it will be lost in the history of indie rock from the 2000s, but it's unfair to rate it with three stars when compared with the "Aha Shake Heartbreak." I'll rate it with 4 stars, but with some effort and considering the best songs, it's a 3.5 album.
According to the Wikipedia page, they wanted to be "distant" from the grunge movement happening in the 90s. Yeah, it could be better to keep out this idea and just follow the flow. Some people are talented enough to oppose some trends, but it's not the case here.
The information about this album here on the site is wrong. It should indicate that this is just an Oasis album with another name and not as successful as the others.
This is hard to evaluate. At the same time, it is a timeless album and a very dated collection of songs. In 2023 I can't rate it with five stars, but its importance for the music history and my emotional link with some of these songs ensure the four stars without much effort.
By the band name, I was expecting some interesting underground Riot grrrl, but I got generic 90s indie rock without much to serve. The first songs are good, but the album per see is dispensable.
According to the Wikipedia page, this album has some different releases. I'm unsure if I picked the right one. I don't know if I care.
whatever. 2 stars
This is not the best Jorge Ben album, but it's still a too much strong release to do not to rate with 5 stars.
I'm reaching the 700 albums listened to here and was missing this kind of Hardrock. Maybe it is my mood or the fact that I got too much country and electronic music and didn't get enough glam/hard rock yet, but the energy around this album is all I enjoyed when I discovered this kind of music. I'll surely listen to more of The cult, even knowing Wikipedia that this release is different from their previous albums. By the way, his producer's Wikipedia description of this album as a mix of AC/DC and Led Zepellin is quite accurate for reference. Nice job, mister Rick Rubin.
I'm more and more sure I don't like Krautrock
Besides "American Pie," which became an anthem for a wide range of situations and the mandatory soundtrack for half of the movies/series produced in the USA, since it is indeed a great song, the rest of the album is not bad but is forgettable.
I love it when I get an album that does not look like any promise, and it finishes being a great album and also an influence for bands and artists I'm a fan. Also, I'm increasingly enjoying discovering numerous bands of proto-punk (and its subgenres) together with actual punk bands I was unaware of. 4 stars, without a doubt.
I had never heard about David Ackles before. Based on the Wikipedia page and the first songs of this album, I was ready to consider this album just another folk-like attempt to be a great album and with a final importance only for a few Americans proud of anything produced in the USA between 1970 and 1990 as the "upper" quality among all songs (which is entirely fake). For me, it was worth a maximum of 2 stars. However, some other songs caught my attention when they sounded more like Sinatra-style, jazzy, and big-band songs I usually enjoy more. I also liked the last songs' beautiful instrumental/orchestral work, so my initial assumptions were wrong. Indeed, it can be an attempt to sound important. Still, the variety of styles and interesting instrumental work proved that if it's impossible to achieve it, the dedicated effort is worth it. Maybe it's not an essential album for everyone, but not being perfect and sounding like an honest musical attempt made this (before completely unknown) album important for me.
Sometimes, I feel I like Bob Dylan's work much less than I should like. By listening to many of his albums along this list, I'm more and more convinced that I just assumed I should like him for no particular reason, even without actually listening to his songs. Anyway, it's a good album, but maybe it's, in fact, not my cup of tea or maybe I'm not ready for it yet...
I have never heard about Traffic more than a few words, and I don't think I listened to more than 1 or 2 songs. Now I'm in love with this album. It started so "standard", sounding like any other rock band from the '60s/70s, but it increased and doubled the bet on a strange (and familiar at the same time) mix of blues, classic rock, and a bit of experimentalism that really catches me. I hope to see more Traffic on the list since I got "John Barleycorn Must Die" some months ago, and it was far from the work I see here at this album.
I always thought about Sinead O'Connor as someone much more important for her political positions and beliefs spread by her in the interviews and profiles rather than by her music. This increased a lot after she recently passed away. Now, when I listen to this very important album, I can see how much wrong I was. Besides any polemic or any opinion, I listened to a great singer and a very nice musical work. Wikipedia credits her also for the string arrangements in some songs, and it attests even more to her artistic talent. From now on, I'll keep her life story in mind, but even more than this, her extreme talent.
I was not aware of Lupe Fiasco, and this album is entirely fresh stuff for me. I was initially surprised by the heavy partners they have for his first issue, and the songs were unknown to me. I was truly surprised by the quality of this album. If I got it correctly, reading Wikipedia and some news about Lupe, he is involved with some very problematic opinions, which is sad since his work is excellent even in this debut album. The production is perfect (the Jay-Z and Kanye names in the credits indicate the reason, of course), and the lyrics and voice work. Excellent sample selection and the amazing job that, unfortunately, is now marked forever by Lupe public person. I'm happy to see this album on the 1001 list, and I think that is the first post-90 hip-hop album that really catches up with me.
It's the best Madonna album on the list until now. Maybe it's too obvious, but it's her masterpiece, and everything after sounds just like an attempt to be as good as this one.
Usually, I like this kind of band that tries to rescue some "tradition" from the 70s or 80s and mix it with more modern stuff, but in this case, they won't be able to be so far from their inspiration. At the end of my listening session, just "It's a thing called love" was saved since it remembered me from MTV clips afternoons.
This album includes the most iconic songs from Coldplay, and it's at the same time their worst album. Besides "Politik," they can't go too far on the "Coldplay's standard." It's sad that this album is on the 1001 list when I think their newer releases are much better, even if they do not include many iconic songs.
I can't stand a punk album for over 1 hour, but it's not bad. Simple, but not bad.
I'm wondering (as many others, I presume) why these guys are not so recognized as much as The Beatles or The Beach Boys. Maybe they are not the best on this comparison; it's a matter of taste, and I don't think they are the best. However, it has everything here: the experimentalism, the psychedelia, the "feeling good" rock n' roll, everything! Maybe the problem with Crosby affected their reputation not to be so recognized worldwide as the most famous band. I'm happy to discover them on the 1001 list, even if I do not enjoy every song.
The definition of easy-going music is now established for me. I'll sure look for more "Specials" albums later.
Sounds old, classical, and forgettable.
This is the pure juice of the 90s. I can't say I dislike it, though. Especially the last songs of the album are quite interesting.
It's far from the best Beach Boys albums, but it's still great.
Another indie rock for the list. I'll forget about it in a week, but it's not bad.
This was entirely unexpected for me. Looking at the band's name and cover art, I expected something like 60s rock, Beatlesque, or The Byrds-influenced band. The name suggests a typical American nationalism that is easy to identify and criticize, which is typical for people from the USA and annoying. Keeping the comparisons, I found a great band in line with the best of the Beatle's last albums and the best of the Beach Boys. The lyrics are the opposite of my first impressions, and it's excellent! It's a shame not to know this band before; sadly, this is the only album.
It's a good experiment that mixes the nu-metal stuff more excitingly than the others from the same period. Still, it's so repetitive (thematically and musically) that it becomes annoying in the half of the album.
I was not in the right mood for this album today, so my impressions will be much more biased than the standard. It's a good album and a huge backstory that makes it even more significant. I do not like Janet Jackson, and her songs sound too plain. Still, considering the mentioned backstory and how she wanted to be more conscious and political during this recording, it deserves the standard 3-star rate.
No matter how much I try, I don't enjoy country music, even with this album's rock n' roll makeup. They deserve extra credit for being so influential in music history (I believe in the Wikipedia article) and for "Hot Burrito #1," which is at least enjoyable.
At least they are honest in the album title...I don't know if they got the money, though. I didn't enjoy it, but they deserve some credit for the experimentalism. This stuff is not enjoyable, but they are typically responsible for all the excellent music created after them. It's necessary to have someone on it for the money (and craziness) to enable others to do it better for the art (also for the money).
I can get the quality of these songs, but they will always sound a bit dated for me. Deep Purple is one of the few classic rock bands that almost never catch me and always sound like old grandpas trying to be cool.
Excellent piano work and good lyrics, but reaching the album's end without falling asleep is hard.
It's so much 80s that I almost typed this comment on my electric typewriter.
It's another Todd Rundgren album and another surprise. It's not as good as the "A Wizard, A True Star" that I got here before, due to the inconsistency along the album. Still, it's the kind of thing that makes following this list worth it.
They had their heart in the right place, and they were in the right place, but luck sometimes is the only way to survive. Nowadays, it is only an outdated 90s band.
I was not too fond of it from the first note to the end of the last song.
Easy to listen to and even easier to dislike.
It's the best Brian Eno album I've ever listened to until now. This is not exactly a compliment.
It's pretty hard to evaluate this. It's a strong album with a recognizable quality while still sounding like a Beach Boys B-Side, which is definitely something good, but it also takes off one star from my evaluation for the lack of personality (I'm afraid to be very unfair in this last sentence).
My detailed evaluation of this album, step-by-step: ⭐⭐- Two from the beginning for not being from an English country. ⭐⭐⭐- OK, the music is a bit more experimental than I expected, but it's not bad ⭐ - (reading the Wikipedia page and discovering the plot of the album) ⭐⭐- Contextualized with some information regarding Serge Gainsbourg's career and importance for French culture
It is the best U2 (which is not so hard) and gives me some good memories, so an easy 3 stars.
It starts like any other indie rock from the 2000s; it gets some personality in the middle, and then it finishes like any other band from their time. It's not bad, but forgettable.
I don't know if they are bad at rapping if they are bad at sampling, or if they are bad at making music. The only thing I know is that this is a bad album.
This was my introduction to psychedelic soul, and I liked it very much. I'll watch everything from "The Temptations" and hope to see more of them on the 1001 list.
I was expecting nothing from this album and it ends up being very fun and enjoyable. +1 on my list of artists I never heard about and discovered through the 1001 list.
I have something against Jamiroquai, even not being a frequent listener. I don't know what, but I always turn off my brain every time I try to listen to any of their songs. However, respecting the 1001 challenge, I tried this one and surprisingly enjoyed some songs. I still think they sound childish somehow (no explanations, just feelings), but now I can at least listen to 1 of their albums. I'll not try the others. Let's keep this relation in a good status.
I think that the album sounds a bit dated from 2023 ears, but it's an inevitable album, and it's still great.
The Pitchfork commentary about this album mentioned on the Wikipedia page is perfect. They were ahead of their time, and I'm sorry to listen to this album more than 40 years after its release. If someone presents this album to me without revealing that it was released in the 80s, I think I (or probably anyone who doesn't know it) will guess it was a modern album.
As pretentious as it should be in 2009. I think in the last 10/15 years, it's impossible to be "original" (for any sense of this word) without sounding at least a bit pretentious. It doesn't make this album a good one, but it helps to understand and maybe enjoy it more.
It's a bad imitation of what was happening at that time and context. It became a cult album due to other characteristics rather than the music. It's not a bad album, but it's far from the quality of other albums here.
It looks like an album that is much better for being a very cult rather than because of its individual qualities (I'm just wondering if this is not the case on almost every album on the 1001 list). It's a good album, and it's an easy listening session, but 3-star is enough
Respectful punk/post-punk. Easy to enjoy
It was just another country pop that was saved from the 1-star rating for 1 or 2 songs that are enjoyable.
This (horrible) man knows how to do music for me much more than I like to admit, and I rated 2 (good) of his previous albums 2 stars, so the 1001 list won this game. Here it is my 4-stars to Morrissey.
It's the worst combination of rock and electronic music. It's fun for 5 minutes and just it!
I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting when it started. I'm not sure if I'll go to see other albums from her, but this one will stay with me for some time.
"Queen of Soul" is not a title that came from nowhere. It is reserved for the greatest.
Less special than the specials from the specials got on the list some special weeks ago. Too much special styles in a special single album. They should be specialists in brit ska, but they tried special new rhythms and end with a not so special the specials album.
I was not expecting to enjoy it so much. I really should listen to more jazz (and its sub-genres) to discover things like this.
HOWTO Tutorial: How to be a very annoying and generic pop singer in two different languages.
These superbands always get me. I can't argue
Pop and experiment in the exact right amount to not be annoying and still be a very good listening session.
This is not my usual music, but it's always excellent to note hidden influences in the music I listen to daily.
As punk as it should be.
Nine Inch Nails is not exactly my type of music, but this is a strong release. It looks like a work that intends to make some art with the music. It's a bit longer than necessary, making it hard to pay attention until the end, but it is vital and absolutely worth this place on the 1001 list.
Not the best of Marley, but still Marley, and it is always worth some listening time.
The first song is quite impressive, altough the rest of the album is a bit generic. However, it's a fascinating album, and it's always nice to see more modern stuff on the 1001 list since it typically (not always) gives me some hope that despite all the music already produced, there is always space for creativity and innovation.
Ok, it's nice to have this album on the list for historical reasons; it's still the birthplace of huge stars from the last decades. However, despite "survivor", It's a good album only if you are really into 2000s R&B.
This is the type of thing that is perfect on the list. It's not a well-known album, but it's truly fun from the top to bottom of the tracklist. It's not perfect, but it's really enjoyable.
After more than 700 albums, with 61 classified as hip-hop, I thought I had received some old-school examples of the genre, but we can always be surprised by a random album from the 90s. What a decade, huh? It's as classical as something released in 1990 can be.
This is an excellent album, but I think I got it here a bit late on the list. Getting such an influential album after listening to many albums influenced by it is much less impressive. It's an album that deserves attention, but listening to it with some contextualization is mandatory.
After almost 800 albums, I finally found one enjoyable electronic album that was not included in the list only because of its importance in music history. Maybe it happened because the book author insisted on selecting so many electronic examples. Even a broken clock is correct two times a day. It's a 3.5 stars.
It was far from the quality I found in the "Holy Bible" that I got some months ago on the list, but still an honest indie rock album that was enjoyable.
Whenever I receive something unknown on the 1001 list, I can bet on country or electronic music, and my chances are almost 80% that I will be correct. This one was country; as usual, every song is the same. This album deserves an extra star for the clever use of some instruments in the last songs and for effectively portraying the country mood in the tunes, which is quite challenging to find in some other country albums on the list (they are terrible).
I think it's impossible to listen to something from the 50s in 2023 that doesn't sound at least a bit outdated. I appreciate the effort of the book author to keep this kind of classical stuff on the list, but it's pretty hard to find the real hidden gems among the albums from that time.
I liked it much more than I expected, maybe because "Sex on Fire" was huge on my corner during my teenage years, but we never know. Perhaps I like Kings of Leon.