Love The Smiths, but fuck Morrisey's stupid ass. Great album.
Classic album, so many songs I didn't know I knew. Every song larger than life, great production and engineering. Definition of "classic rock."
Sometimes the story behind the album really elevates it: new songs recorded live with the back half of the set featuring electric guitars. Another fantastic rock album!
I have never ever heard of this album or artist. Curious to listen! Update: digging the instrumentation but not pa-paw's lyrics. Some real boomer shit here. Update 2: Shadow Of The Sun is a cool jam, mostly because there's no lyrics in the back half. Final Update: Way too long, not very compelling most of the time.
Obviously have heard "Take Me Out" but never the whole album, looking forward to it! Update After Listening: solid album but beyond the hit single none of the songs really stood out to me. Middle of the road, a little bland. A lot of the songs don't really go anywhere. Feel like I've heard better versions of what they were going for from Interpol, Arctic Monkeys, Fratelis, etc. But not a bad record.
Pretty good! Haven't listened to a lot of electronic music but the blending of all the samples sounded very impressive. Definitely a vibe.
It was okay, wasn't totally in a disco mood but it's a vibe for sure.
Never really listened to Sonic Youth before. This album was solid, definitely hear the pre-grunge influences. It felt long and a bit disjointed though, a little difficult to get all the way through.
Shaft is a fuckin vibe.
I've never listened to Elvis Costello, interested to see what this sounds like... UPDATE 1: Is it weird to say this reminds me of Bruce Springsteen?? Listening to "Tokyo Storm Warning" and if there were a little more keyboard and sax this would be a Boss song. UPDATE 2: Wtf is "honey are you straight or blind"???
What the hell is this?? UPDATE 1: V Talking Heads inspired. Not a bad thing, it grooves. UPDATE 2: Eh, this was okay. Nothing I'd ever return to but not upset to listen to it once.
Love the closing track, just this distorted, distopian jam. Weird album overall but really dug it.
Oh boy, looks like some Oasis wannabe ripoff band... UPDATE: I can't finish this, this album has no ability to hold my interest. Zero stars.
REM fuckin rocks but I've never heard their debut before. It was an interesting listen, no obvious hits but you can hear the foundation of what would evolve into their signature sound.
Every song is more unexpected than the last! The first track really sets you up for something generic but "Been It" comes in with a slappin' riff and "Heartbreaker" slows things down with this dreamy, waltzy vibe. Really digging this!
Damn this sounds gnarly right off the bat! UPDATE: This shit ripped.
This shit was dope but Dumb Girl was weird, felt a little slut shame-y. It was a different time I guess?
This was okay, not my favorite output from The Who.
This was awesome! Really enjoyed it.
I've heard such good things about this record, excited to listen to it! Shit was dope.
Some beard slappin' ass tunes.
Hmm, is this really a good album or does it just have "Tainted Love" on it... UPDATE: Gave up at "Sex Dwarf" wtf is this shit lol
I actually listened to this for the first time a few weeks ago! Looking forward to revisiting it. UPDATE: Okay I like Bad Brains, but sometimes the vocals have zero power behind them and just feel a little weak. But the guy has power, just weird where he chooses to reel it in. UPDATE: "Re-Ignition" is the perfect example of this vocal thing. The drums are driving, the guitars chunky, yet the vocals are half whispered and just don't bring the same vibe as the instrumentals.
I've heard this one! Love it! My first and only exposure to Neil Young before "Rust Never Sleeps" from this list. UPDATE: Love this album, great vibes.
Getting through this has been a little difficult, it's not quite my vibe today. But I press on!
Couldn't finish this one. Not my vibe at all.
Not a big electronic music fan, this was pretty good but not really my mood today.
Shit rocks! Never listened to a full Sabbath album before but it was pretty good. More soft parts than I though there would be, kind of a nice surprise.
Never listened to T. Rex but super excited to check them out. UPDATE: This is getting way more rockabilly than I thought it would but I dig it.
This shit goes hard as FUCK.
Super excited to revisit this album, used to love it when it came out.
Kinda boomer-y, like the kinds of songs my uncle has been jamming and singing to himself for 20 years. Not terrible though.
Love Rubber Soul!! This was the first Beatles album I ever bought on vinyl, there was an old copy at a thrift store. It's beat to hell and sounds a little scratchy but that just adds to the charm of it.
Fucking bops, all around.
Love The Smiths, but fuck Morrisey's stupid ass. Great album.
Pretty good album, solid songs.
BIG IRON ON HIS HIIIIP
Didn't hate this but not feeling it today, couldn't finish.
"Keep on Chooglin'?" Lmaoooooo
I love Pavement!
Wasn't feeling the first half of this album but the second half really picked up and got crazy. Not a bad record.
Damn, this rips!
Did not enjoy, very repetitive and boring.
Miles is the king baby
I thought I was going to hate this but it's actually awesome! Super weird, creepy, reminds me of Radiohead just a little bit.
Not bad, definitely a sadder, mellower Beck.
Pretty good, enjoyed this one even though it wasn't really my vibe.
Didn't finish this one.
I was just telling a friend yesterday that I'd never listened to all of Dookie, what a coincidence! UPDATE: Some of the mixing is absolutely terrible, especially on "Having a Blast." UPDATE 2: More terrible mixing on Welcome to Paradise, weird jumps in loudness.
Lots of respect for Jimi but I don't know if I can listen to him solo for an hour straight... UPDATE: Couldn't do it, skipped right through to Watchtower and then turned it off lol
Feels like these dudes really wanted to make fun of shitty 80's rock so they made an album of all shitty 80's rock. Respect. UPDATE: Ripping on glam rock by making parody glam rock still means you made glam rock.
Not bad, some of the songs are a little too long but well written and performed.
V I B E S
This was good.
This was good.
Classic as fuck
Never listened to Sigur Ros but always wanted to check them out, guess this is a good excuse! UPDATE: This shit's long as fuck. Good, though!
"We all want someone we can cream on." Yeahhhh fuck the Rolling Stones and their misogyny. Songs lack structure, just 4-ish minute jams that don't go anywhere with dumb lyrics that repeat over and over. This is probably my favorite release from them because it's kind of short.
This album was so fucking dumb but the songs were so well written and enjoyable. Truly a confusing listen but I loved it.
Okay I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about a fucking KISS album but it was only 30 minutes long so I gave it a shot. Honestly, it kind of slapped. Also, didn't realize the song Paul Rudd sings at the end of Role Models to his love interest Beth was the song "Beth" off this album, nice to connect those dots.
Not bad, pretty weird. I'm not a big Pink Floyd fan but this was one of the more interesting albums I've heard from them.
This was not very good.
Not bad, not bad
Classic. Iconic. UPDATE: Love the outro jam for "Parental Discretion Iz Advised."
Didn't finish this, wasn't my vibe at all.
Love this album!
Frank was a good way to start the day, dude is emo as fuck.
Never given New Order a listen, but always loved Joy Division so high hopes. UPDATE: Elegia fucking rocks! It's like a cut from the Halloween soundtrack!
"Finally, some good fucking food." Memes aside, this is the type of album that gets me on concept alone: imaginary score to a noir thriller set in Manchester. Love the idea, let's see how the execution goes... UPDATE: Loved it.
Never listened to ABBA before but this was a little darker than I expected. Pretty good!
This is already one of my favorite albums ever, I have this on vinyl and will be listening to it later today. UPDATE: This is such an incredible album. Weirdly dark in places, lots of different influences mixed in.
No bad, not exciting.
Not bad, haven't listened to them before. Some of it was a little dated but there was a longer song towards the end that was pretty interesting.
Not bad, not bad.
I didn't finish this but I liked what I heard! Just got distracted.
Pretty good! Classic songs here.
Ugh, this missed Tom Waits' birthday by like one day! UPDATE: This is fucking weird. I love it. UPDATE 2: "I gotta go see a man about a dog" is one of the best ways to end an album
Eh, it's Elvis.
Despite the cover art, this album is kind of boring and uninteresting to me. Guess you had to be there.
I like this "Country Girl" song, it's got a very sprawling narrative feel to it.
Story time: In high school I used to love Flogging Molly, and one time I was wearing a shirt for them and my English teacher asked about it. I told her it was an Irish punk rock band and they were the best. She told me to go back and listen to The Pogues, who did it Irish punk first. I never did but I always remembered her telling me that these guys were the OG's. Excited to give this a listen.
A few tracks in and this sounds like a Talking Heads album with louder mixing. UPDATE: This was a great album, loved it!
Eh, pretty bland honestly. Not very engaging.
Wow this fucking slapped hard. MASTAPIECE!
This is one of those albums where the context matters: an angular, low-fi punk album from 1977 that was a little ahead of its time. Fun listen.
Never listened to Willie Nelson before, excited to hear this. Love the album art here! UPDATE: This was a great collection of covers. Don't know if it's a strong read on Nelson's own writing but I enjoyed what I heard.
Immediate thoughts: this is super creepy in a bad way, mixing is terrible. UPDATE: This shit sucks lol
Absolutely legendary jazz album.
Not bad, but didn't hold my attention very well.
Decent album but not something I think I'd ever revisit.
This is already one of my favorite albums from Sufjan, definitely appreciate an excuse to listen to it today!
Hadn't ever given this a front-to-back listen. I felt underwhelmed, especially given how iconic this album is. Felt a little bloated with songs and not super focused, but I did like a good amount of what was on here.
Pretty good, never heard them before but lived up to the hype!
Meh, kind of uninteresting.
Absolute classic, probably my favorite MJ album? "Thriller" is my favorite song for sure, and the music video might be the best music video ever created! More thoughts: it's interesting that this album was described as "darker" by critics initially. It's a more mature voice for MJ but I don't think the songs are any more or less dark than his prior offerings. Just my opinion though.
This generator really said "PLAY FREE BIRD" and I was like "yeah okay" lol legendary
I think I like AC/DC but I can't stop thinking about this tweet: "listening to AC/DC and laughing cause all the songs are like “YEEEEEOW I’m the man who roooocks.” this shit sucks ahahha"
Pretty rockin' tbh
I like this a lot.
Probably one of the first full Rolling Stones albums I ever listened to, got into them a little back in 2019. UPDATE: I don't think I like the Rolling Stones lol I can respect that they were popular and talented but that 11 minute song kind of illustrates what my problem is: they just jam on songs and gets repetitive and boring. Every song on this album could have been 11 minutes long if they hadn't just stopped playing at 4 minutes. That's how meandering and formless these tracks are.
Pretty smooth and relaxing. Really enjoyed!
I see what Vampire Weekend was talking about.
Didn't finish disc 2 but this was pretty good, very ambitious. And I love a concept album.
Ripping album but sounded a little weird and flat.
I've never really listened to Beastie Boys outside of their singles and holy shit, this album is phenomenal! UPDATE: Love the jazzy interludes on this album. On the Wiki, there's a passage about how the photographer they tapped didn't quite understand the music, describing it as "a secret language." I think that's very fitting, but in a good way.
This is incredible! How have I never listened to this before??
Fantastic album, love Beyonce but hadn't listened to this record yet.
This had a lot to live up to after hearing "Ill Communication" the other day and I have to say, it didn't quite get there. The beats were impressive but I think I prefer the actual instrumentation on IC. Still, this was a very good listen.
This kind of kicked ass!
This is one of my favorite albums of all time. Unfortunately I never got into any of the other Flaming Lips releases as strongly as this one. But this one is just incredible.
This fucking slapped. Love a 20 minute long jazz/soul song.