1. I enjoy opening track, Turn to Stone, but do not like the way it fades at the end 2. Really like beginning instrumentals of It's Over, I like the way it changes at the end. 3. Sweet Talkin' Woman was forgettable. 4. Across the Border is enjoyable, I like the cymbals and I think violins? 5. Night in the City intro threw me at first but I like the way it goes into the guitar and drums. Vocals are nice. The bv are really nice, harmonies are lovely. The "I'll getcha (is she gonna getcha?)" is very good. My highlight so far. 6. Starlight by Taylor Swift is better but I like the vocals. Originally was just listening through laptop, but on speaker it sounds much much better (duh). 7. Interesting opening to Jungle, did not particularly enjoy but when the instruments kicked in I enjoyed more. It feels kind of childlike? Not sure why just the feel of the song. Not a big fan of it but I like the beat. Animal noises take away from the song - they don't fit (in my opinion). I liked the way it faded. 8. I like Believe Me Now's intro, the instruments sound great. Drums sound great. Not the biggest fan of the electronic sound here, could have done without. Wish it was a full song or a longer instrumental. 9. Steppin' Out opens nicely, the whine of whatever that is is nice. Vocals sound honest and are nice to listen to. Build up was enjoyable, subtle harmonies give depth. Lyrics are good. Drums sound great. Electric sounding vocals are nice here. Choir effect sounds good here. Outro is very strong. 10. Standin' in the Rain's initial intro is boring. Instrumental kick in adds to it but the voice is unnecessary. Drums are a highlight as well as keyboard. Choir is great, chords sound good. Build up was slightly disappointing. Forgettable altogether. Sounds too similar to a previous song. Vocals sound good though, lyrics are good too. Getting into the groove of it now, the descending chords are good, increase in tempo is nice. Night in the City is still the best so far 11. Big Wheels teases Mr Blue Sky, which is interesting. Very subdued opening, nice to hear. Drums are good, choir is not needed here. Later choir effect is good but adds nothing in the early part. Strongest vocals here so far. Strange outro, neutral feeling. 12. Summer and Lightning is fairly forgettable up until the chorus. Nice drum beat. Verses are boring, second chorus is underwhelming in comparison to the first due to lack of change in later verses. Unexpected change in instrumental, claps? are different and nice. Strange choir change. Third chorus is more enjoyable than second but still lacklustre next to first. Didn't like the fade at first but went into next song nicely. 13. Mr Blue Sky is a classic for a reason!! I enjoy this song thoroughly, drums are nice, pants in bv are different and fun. Changes in music keep it invigorating to listen to. Guitar is lovely. Cow bells are fun as well as the lyrics. Haven't enjoyed the electronic voice on most tracks on this album but Mr Blue Sky makes it work, as I knew previously. Ending is always great to listen to - so refreshing and different, drums are a highlight every time. Gorgeous piano at the end with choir. Great song period. 14. Sweet is the Night has big shoes to follow and the intro is promising. Very different sound to MBS, a good thing, the drums sound great, vocals are great as well as bv. Easily overtakes Big Wheel for best vocals. Drums are LOVELY here, really really like them. Guitar sounds fab too. Enough adlibbing to make it different each time so it doesn't sound too repetitive. Was not expecting the end to sound the way it did but I liked it. 15. The Whale has a weird opening but definitely reminiscent of a whale :D, bass is nice. Drums bringing in the rest of instruments was good, slightly too synthy for my taste? Trying to hard to sound futuristic I think. Reminds me of Pokémon which adds nostalgia. Guitar at 3:40 was nice, unexpected on my part. Nice break and instrumental in the album. Fade was lovely. 16. Very different sound heard in Birmingham Blues next to The Whale. Seems different so far to rest of album (violins remind you that you are still listening to the same one). Vocal style is completely different. Drums are lovely. Again very different sound in my opinion, even in bv. Reminds me of earlier rock, then that slight electronic feeling comes in again. The guitar solo reminds me of Thin Lizzy, who came later. Neutral on this song, unsure of the overall feeling. Fade is nice on this song. 17. Final song, Wild West Hero, is building up to be a big song, which would be a great album closer. Vocals are good here, strong piano, drum intro is great. Violins have been consistent in this album nice to hear. Was not expecting that change, guitar brought it in very well. Definitely reminding me of the Wild West, piano was great in the change. Lyrics are enjoyable, good storytelling. The cut of instruments is great, kind of wish it lasted longer. Great ending vocals. Outro is lovely, a great way to end the album. FINAL THOUGHTS: 3 out of 5 stars, enjoyed.
1. Lovely instrumental on The Kid from Red Bank, piano is especially nice to listen to. Brass is lively and fun. Final chord is satisfying. 2. Duet is very jazzy. Realizing this is an instrumental album, I tend to prefer lyrics, but nevertheless still nice. Piano vamping and brass is all a joy to the ear. The dynamics are lovely, saxophone is brilliant. The bass is gorgeous and adds to the song subtly. 3. After Supper's intro is gorgeous. Slow, steady beat. Very easy to listen to. Again a very jazzy feel, more soulful than Duet. Piano is lovely. Personal preference here but definitely missing lyrics. Outro is nice but too long. Final part is underwhelming 4. Intro to Flight of the Foo Birds is very different to AS, definitely a jazzy album. Story is being told, I don't know what it is but there is definitely a story here. Saxophone player is brilliant. Certain parts get me excited for a key change but I can't tell if it's happened or not. I don't think it has. 5. Double-O's saxophone is enjoyable. A lot of the song sounds similar to previous tracks. The descending parts were good, building of anticipation was also enjoyable. 6. Teddy the Toad's intro on a different album would have been enjoyable but at this point everything sounds repetitive. Drums and bass are the highlight 1:00 minute in. Piano is repetitive also, too similar to previous tracks. Even the crescendo's are doing nothing. Outros all sound the same, same build up with one instrument, ending on forte. Fairly boring track. 7. Whirly-Bird sounds the exact same as TtT but faster. Piano details and drums are nice. Even with the Count Basie Orchestra, it sounds the same. The arrangements are too similar. Even the saxophone manages to sound boring. Again with the outro, long drawn out note, boring. 8. Midnite Blue's intro is nothing new here. Piano, joined by brass and drums. Seen on pretty much all previous tracks. Chords are enjoyable, slight clash in a good way. Piano is good but does not make up for the repetitiveness seen in the entire album. This build up was much better than previous tracks, lots of soul, jazziness, enjoyable. The decrescendo is also good. Still does not forgive the blatant sameness of the rest of the album. Outro had potential with plain piano but ruined by the other instruments. 9. Splanky's intro is childlike and boring. Piano followed by drums, where have I seen this before? I wonder. Same build up, drums sounded better but what the fuck. Why is this in the 1001 albums you should listen to? Listen to first 4 songs and you're done. All the crescendos sound the same, it is predictable and not in a way that is enjoyable. AGAIN WITH THE OUTRO. I cannot wait to finish this album. 10. Fantail had the same intro as every other album. I can't do this anymore. Saxophone is boring how the FUCK do you make the sax boring? Drums were enjoyable in this track, clearly a skilled drummer. I feel bad that they are caught up in this same song over and over album. 11. Lil' Darlin'. Again with the piano joined by other instruments intro. I'm going insane. Not sure what the string instrument is but it's the highlight of the entire album. I was looking forward to this album but it is BORING. Piano details were pretty at first but now just sound samey and I am sick of them. Way too long too especially since it's just the same thing over and over please move on. Thank god it's over. Final Thoughts: Anna do not listen again, it just made you cross. 2 out of 5.
1. Green Onions has an iconic opening. Everyone knows it. High Hopes for this album. I am hoping for vocals because I generally prefer albums that have vocals. Guitar sounds great, beat is steady and good. Nice synthy, keyboard sound. Enjoyable opener. 2. This is another non-vocal album, oh no. Rinky Dink feels summery. Really nice beat and melody is simple and repetitive but in an enjoyable way. Guitar solo is a nice touch. 3. I Got a Woman has a lovely intro, drums sound great. However, the sound is very similar to that of Rinky Dink. If this is another same shit, different song album I will lose my mind. 4. Mo' Onions has a very different sound. Guitar chords sound great. The synthy sound is consistent but sounds better here than on IGaW. 5. Is this where The Beatles got Twist & Shout from???? Oh my god. The melody sounds the exact same. I am in shock right now. 6. Behave Yourself has a lovely intro. Calm, still, cool. Very nice. Very soulful. 7. Stranger on the Shore sounds very similar to BY. From around 1:10 onwards, it is gorgeous. Sounds absolutely beautiful in my opinion. 8. Lonely Avenue sees the return of the earlier sound, but in a different way. The beat is slow and steady, not sure what instrument I am listening to but whatever it is it sounds great. The guitar sounds fab, I can nearly see the person playing it. 9. One Who Really Loves You contrasts greatly with LA. The key change is lovely, very very nice. All songs have faded. 10. Although there are no lyrics, you can almost hear them in You Can't Sit Down. Bit repetitive but still enjoyable. Beat and bass is nice. That breakdown and build up was very good. 11. A Woman, a Lover, a Friend's intro has been my favourite so far. Again the lyrics are right there just need to be sung. This melody is gorgeous. 12. Comin' Home Baby's intro reminds me of The Monkees for some reason. Very enjoyable. Really liking this. Final Thoughts: Although without lyrics, this is a great album and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I FORGOT TO DSVE WHAT I HAD SAID IM GNNA DIE. You were really liked opeining tho. Not doing it for this one fuck that Really good album i love it sm Final Thoughts: 5 out of 5
Really nice opening. Her voice is GORGE AHHHHH This is a 4 defo
Really strong opening here yay Nice second track too Still going strong with track 3 FINAL THOUGHTS: 3/5, good but wannabe Beatles
Very ehh Forgettable Two good tracks, that is it Final Thoughts: 2/5
Cigarettes After Sex vibes CAS vibes just getting stronger Very long songs mein gott Final Thoughts: 4/5
Genuinely cannot tell if it's my bad internet of just the song that's making it sound like that Internet is having a hard time so far good tho Final Thoughts: 3/5
I really like it but it is 70s so like I am more likely to enjoy it Final Thoughts: 4/5
Solid album Need to listen again hehe Final Thoughts: 3/5
Really enjoyed Like a lot It's very good Final Thoughts: 4/5
Hmmmmmmm Yeahhhhhhh no MIGHT relisten in the future tho Final Thoughts: 2/5
Oh my god i love it a;ready Final Thoughts: 4/5
Yuooooooooooooooooopppp Final Thoughts: 4/5
Solid but eh FT: 3/5
cant even finnish i hat eit Final Thoughts: 2/5
Loud opening v jarring, lazy way of singing but a nice kind kind of \"we're trying to be arcade fire vibes\" unexpected change oohhhhh
too country for me FT: 2/5
it was lok v avg FT: 3/5
i liked tis one FT: 4
OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH Solid 4 so far
Sounds like elevator music
not my usual listening but her voice is beautiful Holilili gave definite Disney vibe with that backing chorus