Just my luck to get two albums by the same artist on consecutive days, although this came up second... I'm glad I listened to this before Fetch The Boltcutters, which is mostly 51 minutes of shite. There are some good tracks on here - Criminal, Sullen Girl and Never Is A Promise were good. Pale September the standout.
I've put off listening to this for a couple of months or so, because I thought I knew what my reaction to it would be. But it's worse than I expected, and if I could give it a negative score I would. This album has no redeeming features whatsoever and makes me want to inhale my own vomit.
My default setting is rock, but it's 5 in the morning and I'm delightfully drunk. Sometimes you need to listen to something stripped back like this. Great album.
Well that was a pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting much from reading the Wiki page, but I got the much - and some more. And now I'd like someone to make the film, please.
I've promised to listen to every album all the way through, and it's difficult with some. But I'd rather cut my bollocks off with a rusty razor than listen to this shit again.
Why can't I rate albums that are really, really shit as a zero? I thought I'd got as low as I could get with Supa Dupa Fly, but this was worse. Oh well, only another 819 albums to go...
"If ever an album title was in dire need of an exclamation mark It surely had to be Frampton Comes Alive!" ("Third Track Main Camera Four Minutes" by Half Man Half Biscuit. 2000) I saw Frampton support Deep Purple in 2004, and he was just as good as you would expect. This album is an absolute belter! One of the easiest 5's I'll give.
I'll be honest. From what I read before listening, I wasn't expecting much from this album. so please don't tell my mates I liked it.
Fuck me sideways, but that was tedious - and I say that as a fan of prog rock. I was all for giving it a 1, but I almost enjoyed Along The Banks Of Rivers.
The good thing about the songs being so short is you don't have to put up with them for too long. The bad thing about the songs being so short is that they can cram even more of the bastards on there. I'm giving it a generous 2 because halfway through, like an island in the middle of a sea of dirge, I enjoyed Motor Away.
Fuck me! There's 71 minutes of my life I won't get back.
It's probably the best pop album in the world ever. But that doesn't mean that I have to like it.
Well that was a pleasant surprise.
First couple of tracks were OK, but then it all started sounding a bit repetitive. I'm giving it a 3 because Thurston Moore gets name-checked in a song by Half Man Half Biscuit (who ought to have at least one album on this list)
As soon as I see the word "jazz" a chill runs down my spine - it is, without doubt, my least favourite type of music - and that's why it's taken me 6 weeks to get round to hearing it. I enjoyed it more than I expected to (and the story behind it is incredible) , but like all jazz I do find that it drags on a bit too long. Went into it expecting to give it a 1. Came out surprised to be giving it a 3!
I ought to hate this album because (a) it's pop and (b) it's '80s. I'm still not a fan of the big hits, but Witness and I'll Kiss You are bloody good songs.
Sadly this is a much underrated album. Yeah, it's got "Sunny Afterrnoon" that everyone knows, but it's also got "Dandy", "Too Much On My mind" and "Little Miss Queen Of Darkness" which may be my favourite Kinks song.
This one's on my list of albums that everybody else should hear before they die.
I've listened to it twice and I'm still not sure whether I like it or not.
I fell asleep the first two time I tried to listen to this.
OK, I hate Mercedes Benz - there I said it. But what a fantastic voice she had. A Woman Left Lonely is the best song here.
That was more chilled out than I was expecting.
I'm mostly rock/metal fan, but I was enjoying this album until Pyramids came along and dragged on for far too long. Listening to the rest of the album seemed like a chore after that.
I thought it was a load of pretentious bollocks when it came out. Nothing's changed.
Wow! What a voice. Sweet Blindness was the highlight for me.
It's a fantastic album from start to finish.
This is definitely an album of its time It hasn't aged as well as Making Movies or Love Over Gold. I want to give it 3.5, and the 3 I've given it feels a bit mean for an album which I enjoyed so much as a teenager.
So many good songs in such a short amount of time.
It's good, but I'd rather Sound Affects was on this list.
I probably would never have listened to this album if it wasn't for this project. I'm glad I did, because it was totally unlike what I was expecting. His voice isn't the greatest and some of the songs go on a bit too long, but I'll be listening to more of his stuff now. Standout track: Desolation Row.
For the love of God, make it stop!
Possibly one of the blandest albums I've ever heard.
Ziggy Stardust was great. This is greater.
I love this album, and have done for years. This is one of those rare albums which, for me, doesn't have a bad song on it. Easy 5!
Just one of the best debut albums ever!
Country's really not my thing, but this wasn't overly offensive.
The pinnacle of space rock. I will never get tired of listening to this album.
Not something I'd choose to listen to, but it wasn't overly offensive.
Iron Man was the first Sabbath song I heard and 30+ years later it's still their best song. Does it need Planet Caravan or Rat Salad? Who cares when the rest of it's so bloody good.
If you could record the sound of tedium, it would sound like exactly like this.
Side one is immense. Side two is even better. This is undoubtedly my favourite album from the so-called "classic" line up.