1 - terrible, can't stand. 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears. 3 - decent, could stick on again. 4 - enjoyed it, will listen again. 5 - absolute belter
Started off strong with an odd overture which is uncommon for a 2010 album but with futuristic sounds which fits the album. Where is suite 1? Not what I expected, I did not expect her to rap. Song 2 is a banger. Song 3 blends well with 2 at the start. This is the first album that seems like an album, not just a collection of songs. song 4 Funky jackson drums, catchy and continuation of the story. song 5 change of pace, cool mix of classical medieval style callbacks in the lyrics in a song/album about android/human lovers. song 6 - starts slow and then picks up but again a change from last song. song 7 - fits in with the album theme but also about herself/music great double/triple meaning. song 8 - big boi banger, great continuation / other side of previous track. "You gotta keep your balance Or you fall into the gap It's a challenge but I manage Cause I'm cautious with the strap" Great high and low vocals while singing about highs and lows. song 9 - what is she singing? https://genius.com/Janelle-monae-neon-gumbo-lyrics fits in with the album but bit too much for me in the middle of an album should be an outro to a song not a song in itself song 10 - yet another style. Cool how it could be about either cyborg or human to either "maker". another style on the outro of the song. song 11 - harder style. big juxtaposition to the last. Fits in with her several mentions of schizo in this song and the whole album. vocals are wild, wonder how this is live. song 12 - sex and drugs very psychedelic. A more modern sounding lucy/strawberry style beatles song as in the distorted vocals and druggy feel. song 13 - another example of how this album is meant to be listened to with the album liner / internet with you but works also on its own. song 14 - another good blend from last song. She is a good rapper regardless of her singing and songwriting which is odd. "Confusion is a walrus" song 15 - what? so out of left field. Not mad about it. song 16 - dreamy/childlike very jarring with that previous song. Could be a tomtom club with the lyrics and less android references. song 17 - 57821 odd title, apparently a android reg number. "magical" sound and another blue reference. song 18 - "Love is such a novelty A rarely painted masterpiece A place few people go or ever know" very mellow/serene song, very zen great lyrics, flows very well song 19 - very orchestral/theatrical, odd bit of spanish. lyrics call out music and movie as ways of describing their love which is very cool, very good closer. https://genius.com/Janelle-monae-cd-booklet-annotated to tell the background story Metropolis is a good film, worth a watch also.
Not exactly my usual type of music, but liked it and would listen again. "4 - enjoyed it, will listen again."
Quite dated even for folk and its age compared to other folk of the time. The accent annoyed me, very American. Also lyrics seemed very bland it tried to be political but he didn't seem to have a voice enough to say anything of note. 1 - terrible, can't stand any of the songs.
track 1 - sets up the album great, nearly all samples track 2 - starting track 2 sampling one word of a sample from track one very meta, great example of how a sampler is an instrument. This album and this song got me through college, great song to throw on while studying/programming. "The music's coming through me" track 3 - starts off with a song that has breakdown but doesn't even sample that part but choses a second sample to use for it. oldschool rap sound. track 4 - super mellow transmision 1 - always loved that film sample track 5 - never was one of my favourites from the album, sneaky kraftwerk sample hidden in there. track 6 - don't remember this song, what is this sample haha track 7 - banger. love the film sample at the end continuation of previous one. The drums are perfect over the strings/organ. Organs are later fleshed out in organ donor song, Giorgio Moroder - Tears. Great transition into the 2 songs this essentially is. Great version of this with heat sample that came out later. The sample at the end is a comedy sketch but the way it is played makes it sound like a madman from a film or a one man show or something. transmission 2 - love that musical sample, super chill then into another film sample about transmission from aliens. track 8 - alien sample previously into a chewie sample. Dj shadows wife talking, scratches, semi nonsensical lyrics around wookie sounds and screams and crossfader sounds. track 9 - simple sample but perfect mix/additions to not be too boring another great study/programming track. track 10 - cool little continuation with different keys after. "Why Hip Hop Sucks In ’96" = "It's the money" track 11 - jarring and chill at the same time somehow. That is gift of gab sampled at the end and the Gab Remix of this is excellent also. That version expands further on this song as being about the Doomsday Clock at the likely / upcoming end of humanity. track 12 - another odd alien film sample over banger drums and sparing bass, bird chirping and guitar. very long. track 13 - radio/transmissions at the start set the mood for the eerie/melancholic outro. The drum samples on this album really help make it. transmission 3 - final / "repeat" alien sample, always loved those samples and this one as it lowers / fades out with more information being given and the twin peaks sample is an odd ending to an album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpbWz7QvJAo - most samples
Quite dated but a good album, not something I would have listened to on my own. "2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears"
very catchy and groovy opener, funny and clever lyrics second track also catchy but took the album in a different direction than the opener another love song, but very catchy - I–V–vi–IV really like the music, the lyrics are decent and hard to know if I heard these songs on the radio over the years or if he just has that type of voice ... nope there it is banger \"everywhere you go\" some non offensive but mostly forgettable songs here italian plastic is a good song good ringo-esque hidden track at the end \"3 - decent, could stick on again\"
Very much of its time, early 90s but late 80s and early 90s influenced. Nation of Islam, racial tensions and the likes of Public enemy and Gil Scott Heron are all over this album but just not executed with their skill. This album sounds like public enemy if there was no chuck D and they let flava flav do all the vocals. \"Bail out the banks Loan art to the churches Satanic Reverses\" is one line I could hear people saying today in music or in a protest but still the song is not great. Television, the Drug of the Nation is a worse the revolution will not be televised. \"Faggot, sissy, punk, queen, queer Although he'd never had sex in his 15 years\" but again a pretty bad song overall. The rapping is bizzare, it is like he is not really rhyming at all deliberately I assume or like jean ralphio I dunno. \"I give the rich a giant tax loophole I leave the poor living in a poophole\" just terrible. \"1 - terrible, can't stand. 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears. 3 - decent, could stick on again. 4 - enjoyed it, will listen again. 5 - absolute belter\" 1 - terrible, can't stand
Open Letter (to a Landlord) is a tune and still applicable mostly Which Way to America? is very topical and current still. Memories can't wait cover is excellent, catches the song very well but still made it their own and arguably better. Tasty, tight and short 11 track album. Bonus track: Should I Stay or Should I Go cover was unexpected but very good with double time, small lyric tweaks and no spanish backing vocals which are odd choices.
Can I kick it, youthful expression and to a lesser extent i left my wallet are great tracks. The rest have good samples and decent production but the lyrics are average. Definitely not their best album, The Low End Theory would suit this better.
Hard to imagine this came out in 1977, dated in parts obviously but not what I was expecting when I saw Steely Dan. "So outrageous" Track 2 is a journey. The rest is good but not my cup of tea but good to listen to but i don't have much to say on it. Probably a 3.5 but based on rating @enjoyed it, will listen again" it is a solid 3.
Good album, a high 3 pushed to a 4. Starts off very strong but second half is nowhere near as good. Will definitely listen again and had listened to most of the songs previously. Great road trip album especially considering the story of how and when it was made.
Solid 2. Appreciate its music and its experimental but not much doing for me. Reminds me of black books score music or music you would get in a bar with a silent film on in the background or a film with the sound off. Frank's wild years could be a joker speech odd little song.
Solid 2, was ok lots of water and rain but couldn't tell you much more didnt draw me in at all.
Extended version has some good songs would probably rate it possibly higher if they were on the original 9 track album. 2 former human league members and very of its time but would listen to it again so a good 4. The music and the lyrics are both fun with something to say.
The only thing I knew about syd barret was this lyrics "Thou shalt not take the names of Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Johnny Hartman, Desmond Dekker, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix or Syd Barrett in vain" so was somewhat excited to hear his solo stuff but wasn't too impressed by it. Bit all over the place for me. 2, not for me but not bad, possibly could listen again but not worth a 3 for me.
Starts off good for me, a lot of the music is all actually played by various other musicians which makes sense as is not typical repetitive hiphop beat/s but commons rapping is not the best but it is an intro so makes sense. Quite dated at times like you could never say "Deep as a skinny girl's cunt" now and also "In a circle of faggots, your name is mentioned". The music is good, but commons rapping is not great at all really but I like his voice but not saying much really. This is getting a high rating for ?questlove, j dilla and other collaborators/featrures like dj premier, macy gray and cee-lo. I always liked the light, has been in my liked songs since my ipod probably. I also recognised and liked 6th sense, but again is more about dj premier than common. Didn't do a lot to keep me engaged, could have be 10 tracks really. Low 3.
Very very very of its time but good. Maladies Melodies Allergies symphonies etc like a lot of these albums the music is carrying the singer/lyrics. Quite dated at times, "One and one-half wandering Jews Free to wander wherever they choose" although I get why and it fits with what he wants to get across just seems odd nowadays. Very easy listening. I really like "Think Too Much (B)" for reasons I don't quite know. I also like "Think Too Much (A)" also for similar reasons, very odd. very funky and quite nonsensical "The thought that life could be better Is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains" is a great lyric but one of very few in this album. Cars Are Cars is another odd song but catchy. probably closer to a 4 but giving it a 3.
North American scum and all my friends were the only 2 songs I knew coming into this but set me up with high expectations. Get Innocuous! is a banger of an intro, really sets the tone and doesn't really feel like a 2007 song except for the female vocals, kraftwerk or similar vibes. Time to Get Away is more the vocal style I expected, cowbell-y drums and funk. I love north american scum, I listen to it several times a month if not weekly which is uncommon for me, "New York's the greatest if you get someone to pay the rent", "You see, I love this place that I have grown to know" always stick in my head about Dublin/Ireland when I think about continental europe and its better/later nightlife. someone great - Love a bit of synth when used sparingly and right and Someone Great is a great example of that, great contrast between the voice and the subject matter. "The coffee isn't even bitter Because, what's the difference?" "And it keeps coming and it keeps coming And it keeps coming 'til the day it stops" I always really like sad songs with upbeat melodies. All My Friends, poor keyboardist must be wrecked after this is played live. "You spent the first five years trying to get with the plan And the next five years trying to be with your friends again" is a great line. u vs them - "Bells!" their drummer is deadly on this track and in several others. watch the tapes - love that strummy and distorted sound that they use in several songs like this - "You, you turn 25 and now you're all out of escapes, c'mon" sound of silver - simple banger - sums up a lot of the albums nostalgia/time/aging feelings New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down - anyone want a ballad to end off here you go "But you're still the one pool Where I'd happily drown" a great love (and "hate") song to a place very high 4 but not a 5, possibly a low 5 really. I have given out a 5 I think should have been a strong 4 so will leave this at 4 but a really strong one.
Did not know of this band, but sounds like they were a supergroup that split into several leading bands of the next few decades. Hideaway is a great song. Little Girl - Obligatory 18 years old if you know what I mean reference/vibe, very of its time but great music. Album picked up from here on out here big time. Another Man is a great song, very blues Double Crossing Time - piano is beautiful here and great guitar and vocals What’d I Say - "Tell your momma, tell your pa / Gonna move you back to Arkansas" love this style of song Parchman Farm - love harmonica and these american blues/folk songs about "random" places and events Ramblin’ on My Mind - really like this song love the instrumental songs they are all great. It Ain’t Right like a lot of these songs are very trope blues lyrics wise but then again it is 1966 but I love it. Mid to high 3, possibly a 4 but would need to listen again but I think 3 is fair considering it is not my usual type of music but I really really enjoyed it
similar to sound of silver I was familiar with that joke isn't funny anymore, barbarism begins at home and the song meat is murder but loved the song how soon is now but it is not actually on the album or the original album anyway. The Headmaster Ritual - "He does the military two-step / Down the nape of my neck" is a great line about "punishment" in schools from 80s and prior. I Want the One I Can’t Have - "And if you ever need self-validation Just meet me in the alley by the Railway station It's all over my face" considering rumours about morrissey is interesting as in the previous verse he is talking about a guy That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore - is the peak of this album for me - very meloncholic singing but not whiny like the rest - "It's too close to home And it's too near the bone More than you'll ever know" "I've seen this happen in other people's lives And now it's happening in mine" nowhere fast - "I think about life and I think about death And neither one particularly appeals to me" reminds me of a much later robbie williams lyric "I don't want to die / but I'm not keen on living either" but doesn't have the same impact / is not as believable. Barbarism Begins at Home is another high point in a fairly low album. Love the music, lyrics are ok and the singing suits the song but slightly irks me. His "barking" or "ruh"ing is so so odd but he does it in a few songs throughout his career. Meat Is Murder - appreciate it for what it was and when it was but what the hell is this song really. nearly 7 minutes and a closer to an album just truly bizarre they were allowed to release it at the time. musically very very good but morrissey is whiny throughout. 2, meh but won't throw it on again except this joke isn't funny anymore and maybe barbarism but probably not.
I came into listening to this knowing the band very very well but having never listened start to finish to any of their albums so this should be interesing. I listened to the version without Love → Building on Fire Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town - what a funky start, love that tropical style xylophone or keyboard or whatever it is. "I neglect my duties, I'll be in trouble, but" "The answer is obvious: love has come to town" - get down jerry! new feeling - all about the drums and the guitar here with a nice bassline but no as good lyrically. Tentative Decisions - groovy bass and a bit all over the place which goes well with the lyrics. "[*The printed sleeve lyrics end here with the instruction "repeat with reversal of gender."]" is. very david byrne album falls off a bit here but picks back up towards the end so could do without next 3 tracks or bring in some of the later release / version tracks instead but they fit in with the album Happy Day - possibly the highest note I have heard him sing - "Born with the things that I know" - drags on a bit more than it should but I have never heard it before and sounds very different to their later work vocal wise although can obviously see a lot of his style in it. who is it? - pyscho killer pre-cursor? No Compassion - autism/Aspergers showing here but a good song and very self aware title the book i read - "The book I read was in your eyes" is a great line Don’t Worry About the Government - "Loved ones, loved ones visit the building Take the highway, park and come up and see me I'll be working, working but if you come visit I'll put down what I'm doing, my friends are important" is great lyrics and his delivery gives it extra first week / Last Week....Carefree - meh - "aye-ya-ya-ya-ya" used before the chorus is a call-forward to physco killer pyscho killer - somewhat of a joke song but very catchy and possibly their most known song or at least one of bass line is excellent, great opener to their concert album "We are vain and we are blind I hate people when they're not polite" This album is odd I feel like the band or possibly byrne alone have stepped back from it, there are several love songs on it as far as my interpretation and he later goes on to talk about not writing about big things like love except to a lamp (although that interview is likely a take on interviews so might be deliberate) and only 2 songs you ever really see them play although that could be more to do with the strength of their discophraphy I love david byrnes voice, he is the antithesis to morrissey. Jerry Harrison is very underrated especially in early talking heads, he is the majority of the guitar and the keyboards throughout. "the better a singers voice, the harder it is to belive what they are saying" For a debut album you can hear a lot of the core of what would propel them throughout their career together. 4 based on the "4 - enjoyed it, will listen again"
Killing Joke 1980 debut not their later album of the same name which is stupid. Very of its time lyrically, war references despite there not really being a war on middle children of history angst. all about war. Bloodsport is one of the only good tracks and is instrumental, this is not co-incidental. Only other decent track was The Wait which is a cover. S.O.36 this ain't no CBGB primitive is a strong closer but did not save the album and would have been better as an instrumental 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears - experimental for experimentals sake. not a one but could be depending on the day.
Another album I know quite a few songs off of and several in rotation quite regularly but never listened start to finish so looking forward to it. The Power of Equality - SWING! - "Power of the equality" banger - if you have to ask - loving that guitar and the scream at the beginning - definitely an inspiration for fun loving criminals - "(If you have to ask) You'll never know Funky motherfuckers will not be told to go" worthy applause at the end Breaking the Girl - a sad love song - love the backing vocals Funky Monks - what is not to love and love how it is keidis doing his own "backing"/"repeating" vocals .... Dancin' down your avenue love the outro Suck My Kiss - oh yeah! - Suck my kiss, cut me my share just a banger of a song I Could Have Lied - complete change of direction, love it - stink face of a song can't believe i never heard this before "She struck me but I'm fucked up now" Mellowship Slinky in B Major - love the music and the lyrics are peak keidis "Good God, take me away now" The Righteous & the Wicked - i love the subtle background noises they left in like the whispering 1,2,3,4 at the begginning here finally some more fruiscante vocals i love their two voices together "Marvin Gaye my love, where did we go wrong?" Give It Away - not much to say on this, it is amazing and obviously one of their better known song "You do a little dance and then you drink a little water" love the "backwards" guitar sound/effect and keidis "flicking" when he says give it away in the chorus "I can't tell if I'm a kingpin or a pauper" Blood Sugar Sex Magik - can't believe i never heard this one either "Every woman has a piece of Aphrodite Copulate to create a state of sexual light Kissing her virginity, my affinity I mingle with the gods, I mingle with divinity" Under the Bridge - i love this song i have heard this so many times, album version, live, covers etc and I love every one but the best is keidis and fruiscante on a boat in the netherlands or somewhere playing this which is poetic considering the history and the future of their lives "Well, I never worry, now that is a lie" next 6 tracks except sir physcho would have been dropped if this album came out later, good songs but do dilute the album for me Naked in the Rain - good song one of the ones i like less but that could be 12 track in fatigue but shows the strength of the album Apache Rose Peacock "Said that girl who left me silly She liked the looks of me and my willy" The Greeting Song - even keidis doesn't like this one, but it is grand My Lovely Man - meh Sir Psycho Sexy - love it "Deep inside the garden of Eden Standing there with my hard on bleedin' There's a devil in my dick and some demons in my semen Good God no, that would be treason" They’re Red Hot - was not expecting that 4 - enjoyed it, will listen again. 5 - absolute belter so based on this has to be a 5
2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears
blowin in the wind is a great song and steeped in history hard to believe he was only 22 Girl from the North Country - I am partial to a bit of harmonica as you often don't hear it in popular music Masters of War love that folk guitar - "You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins" "And I'll stand over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead" that is a pretty direct lyric i was not expecting it Down the Highway - pretty empty blues with one meaningful lyric "She packed it all up in a suitcase Lord, she took it away to Italy, Italy" I find some of this album tedious "I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul But don't think twice, it's all right" "And our choices, they was few so the thought never hit That the one road we traveled would ever shatter or split" is a great lyric Most of the album seems to be essentially a breakup album with a bit of blues, folk and war thrown in It probably says more about me than the album but I wish I could play this on a higher speed, one song has 12 verses a harmonica solo and an outro it is just too much for me 3rd and 2nd last songs are covers and amonst the best "But I ain't got Corrina Life don’t mean a thing" the 2nd last song is much better than most of the rest of the album, much less slow and peppy. the last song is not a cover but borrows heavily "What do we need to make the country grow?” I said, “My friend, John, Brigitte Bardot Anita Ekberg Sophia Loren” Country'll grow" 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears based on the rating
Hot Rats first thing that struck me was the number of tracks and the fact so few had lyrics so that gave me a strong hint this was going to be different. I know the name but never heard much of his stuff peaches en regalia - very jazzy opener willie the pimp - second song is quite a turn, love it and a great "solo" with drums and screaming over the top. One of the very few songs on the album with lyrics but still mostly instrumental This album shows me how much I value or focus on lyrics in albums but shows they are not needed to make a great album but I don't know enough to comment on most of it except I really like it. the gumbo variations, this is jazz hectic jazz with solid rock undertones - nearly 13 mins it is a wild ride with some serious "distortion" of the instruments towards the end very experimental from what I have heard before wanted to give this as 4 - enjoyed it, will listen again as it has intruiged me but considering its experimentalness and it not being my usual music I am going with 3 - decent, could stick on again. but at 6 tracks (albeit long tracks) it won't be hard to jump back in and out
the first thing that struck me was that I truly did never mind this band before despite growing up with a tv show mostly about music with a title playing on their name partly so despite possibly never hearing them before (or if I did not often and no songs in my catalogue) I was fairly sure I knew their general sound based on their location, era and that above association to never mind the bollocks "I hate fast cars" agreed and like the music but quite an aggravating song thanks to the vocals Not a fan of the vocalist well vocals but lyrics are good No Reply is just funny to me thanks to the ridculous "backing"/call return chorus so can't comment much on it as that is all I can hear No idea if falsetto is the right name for his singing or if it is just too high pitched but either way it is too much. "They go on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on How I wish they would stop" - yep they do "I don't know if I'm an actor or ham, a shaman or sham" the later Fiction Romance starts off good and possibly to offer some redemption to an utterly terrible album but it is a pretty crappy song. autonomy like fiction romance starts off good, the drummer and sometimes the guitarist might be the only decent part of this band for me but not good enough to work around the singer and too experimental and not in a good way. I need like most of the album is just vacuous noise. 1 - terrible, can't stand as not a single song added to my liked songs a very tedious album
Another artist I have not listened to much at least deliberately listened to but wanted to because of his name and how well regarded he is but just never did yet the album immediately transports me to a particular point in time that I was not alive for and to a part of america I have never been which is pretty ammazing thing to do. I love how charles sings the part of a saxaphone in parts Just too many love songs or songs about love more accurately. hey good lookin, not a huge fan of this version but the song holds a place in my heart from it being in GTA but I do like hearing it in this style so it is interesting at least compared to the rest of the album which for me was quite dull. 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears
opener is very 2008 skins, decent but does nothing for me and I can't even remember hearing this which I undoubedtly did at the time but I do like the mostly instrumental outro like the music but nothing special "While Zion's behavior never gets mentioned" but this lyric could be from any decade in the last 70 years i feel i would love these songs in a film score on on a tv show more to give them more meaning they lack on their own the band should be called music on tv not tv on radio. i do like the music, violins, cellos, keyboard/piano along with usual guitar, bass and drums. good music, innovensive vocals and lyrics and appreciate it for the use of cello/violin strings which is not overly common in pop music especially of this era Family Tree is probably the best song and if I heard it as the backdrop to a film/tv show about a black couple or a gay couple etc it would probably pop more but still a great song. Red Dress I wish the album was more like this "When the man cracks the whip And you'll all shake your hips And you'll all dance to this Without making a fist" 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears but could possibly be a 3 as I might listen again as the later part of the album intrigued me a bit
Yet another name I know but have not deliberately listened to yet was not expecting that intro, interesting you can hear dj premier production all over this - "Before trains were graffiti proof I used to get loose great samples and scratches over classic early 90s new york rap complete with the kung fu influences very of its time "Until then, ain't the Devil happy" "even Men of Steel rust" like "Like Water For Chocolate" by common the standout here is dj premier Come Clean I have definitely heard this beat before but of course comes the casual homophobia of the 90s - "I snatch fake-gangster emcees and make 'em faggot flambé" but I think I recognise it because of the onyx song and not this song 3 - decent, could stick on again but a low 3 but i am more likely to look to the rest of his discophraphy to see so would give a 2.5 leaning to a 3
punk never really did much for me, always felt you had to be there to really appreciate it this album really could be 2/3 the size or length 1 - terrible, can't stand any of it whereas Another Music In A Different Kitchen had something for me at least this has nothing and could be parody and it would not surprise me just preachy screaming nonsense
continuing a theme here so far of artists i should listen to more but never really did There is something about this that is somewhat timeless, maybe it is how well regarded he is but also the lyrics deal with topics that everyone has experienced in big or in small parts. "Fools rush in, so here I am Very glad to be unhappy" I Get Along Without You Very Well - "of course" is such a simple song but captures that feeling very well "But I should never think of Spring For that would surely break my heart in two" "Awake or asleep, every memory I'll keep Deep in a dream of you" "The love that you cherish so often may perish And leave you with castles in air" "I saw you there one wonderful day But you took my heart and you threw my heart away" "So I'll be around when he's gone" "I love my ceiling more Since it is a dancing floor Just for my love" "But kings can be wrong" "Since nothing matters, let it break" One of the few albums recently I wasn't slightly itching to finish. Unlike Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music where I thought "Just too many love songs or songs about love more accurately." I could listen to sinatra for another 16 tracks as there is just something about the album or in general his style. I regret not owning an old vinyl for this one, with a cigar and an old fashioned.
"The news today will be the movies for tomorrow" only half standout, very inoffensive and quite forgettable for me live and let live has a bit of pep in it but not much "and it is oh so Repetitious" sums it up for me but the music is pretty good but never gonna listen to it again so a 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears
mehhhhh its grand and bland - "I just keep repeating myself" the lyircs are shitty get weird beatles vibes but worse "You and I united by itemised bills" maybe the lyrics went over my head but just seems like nonsense and only this song musically caught my attention as acoustic but also meh tried here but itgave me nothing
interesting opener just like honey I like the progression of the singer and the music together in the first few tracks odd pop mix with lots of music feedback and noise You got me chasing honey bees in a hole is too much + Taste of Cindy guitarist allowed to go too far in a few songs but I think the rest was interesting enough to keep me interested 2.5
"Well, you roll on roads Over fresh green grass For your lorry loads Pumping petrol gas" wild world is so catchy Sad Lisa is an odd song considering he said it was about himself "’Cause I’ll drink to you, my baby I’ll think to that, I’ll think to that" "Be straight, think right" But I might die tonight! super super catchy album longer boats is a banger, I'm a sucker for songs with boats or water you can definitely see this is before his Buddhist part and definitely before his conversion to islam "For you will still be here tomorrow But your dreams may not" had to Google this as I heard the boyzone version obviously it was somewhere deep in the back of my mind "’Cause while the sinners sin The children play Oh Lord, how they play and play For that happy day" really surprised by this album 4 - enjoyed it, will listen again
Intro is one I definitely heard but not sure where as not just from when Rihanna sampled it anyway love it xylophone! music with alternating vocals and especially Male and female or low and higher pitch is something I love Islands is another one I know, i have a feeling this was ab album i listened to when it came out and i just lost it over the years but love it Basic Space reminds me of regina Spector the female vocalist parts I mean Jamie xx has been all over music I have listened to over the years and really ties this album together such a catchy album just calling it out as its unusual but both singers are gay and given they are Male and female singing back and forth I am sure a lot of their music has be misinterpreted but it stands on it's own definitely this 1001 albums has made me discover a lot of music but this is the first re discovery as this is definitely sitting on an old ipod or creative zen or somewhere of mine 5 today but could bounce back and forth as a 4.5 probably as 1 to 5 rating is hard
never really liked beck and this didnt change my mind 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears.
musically not bad as pop but not a fan of vocals or lyrics 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears.
Sho’ Nuff it was funky "'Cause funky music sho nuff turn me on" "Look, the niggers are coming" "I watch you go to church on Sunday But you forget all you learned on Monday Well, you see your smiling face can't hide Well well well, how you hate your brother inside" "He came into this world with a mind so clean You took it, molded it, and made it mean" Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone always love this when I hear it a lot of Motown songs of this era and definitely earlier would pretty much be finished before the first vocals in this one love the "whammy" style or whatever you call it although considering the era probably just the production not sure but sounds great had to look it up and it was played by "Wah Wah Watson" so a pedal presumably Shoo-wop-shoo-wop The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face I love every single version of this song but had yet to hear this version, I cant believe that is a guy singing Isaac Hayes - Do Your Thing "version" is a fantastic closer
opener is instantly recognizable I can hear the drugs clearer than the future influence to daft punk and others 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears. 3 - decent, could stick on again 2 today but could be a 3 tomorrow
good album just too old stylistically and culturally to draw me in but could deffo stick on again 3 - decent, could stick on again
2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears. 3 - decent, could stick on again. based on this rating a 2 Chest Fever is a standout but the rest is grand
hard to find this album online according to the wikipedia traclist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPBY3vBFWmA 5 tracks can see why this was influential to the Beatles byrds Dylan etc good background music 3 - decent, could stick on again
obviously I have heard this before but better than I remember "We all disagree, I think we should disagree, yeah" dont think I ever heard soma, great reference obligatory she was just 18 if you now what I mean song of course the guitar in barely legal sounds like arcades in parts not sure it that's deliberate
What an odd album, would be better as a score to a film or TV show 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears
Essentially a t-boz solo album with minor contributions from chilli and left eye. Left eye was having lots of problems at this time so barely features and I dont think chilli was prominent on any or their albums. Great production and great but sparse features but really only 6 out of 16 are worth a re listen and only waterfalls and creep at a stretch are really good so this is a solid 3. Waterfalls is still a great song.
Not the worst metal album I have heard, quite surprised I could understand the vocalist but wish I couldn't quite childish and crap
Faith the song is a banger \"That's all I wanted But sometimes love can be mistaken for a crime That's all I wanted Just to see my baby's blue eyes shine\" lost on people at the time but nice subtle lyric there I love how he does his own backing vocals throughout I want your sex was described by himself as bad prince but a good song, would not think this came out in the 80s as a pop song, great long song or 2 part song " That the gods believe in nothing So with empty hands I pray" Huge departure from the subject matter of a wham album
4 great opening songs in a row "Through the storm, we reach the shore You give it all but I want more" Great song, used perfectly in friends lots of religious references throughout the album is running to stand still about dublin/heroin? u2 at this time are one of the best examples of a band which are better than the sum of their parts no disrespect to them individually Brian eno is a genius this is a strong 3 possibly a 4 but very front heavy with first 4 tracks and then a bit tedious in parts
you oughta know is a good song, uncle Joey, flea and Navarro are bad bad men hand in my pocket is another great song "'Cause I've got one hand in my pocket And the other one is hailin' a taxi cab" you learn, say the line "And I don't wanna be your other half I believe that one and one make two" ironic is ironic 3 or a 4 depends, 3 out of 4 for me
another one I am looking forward two as I know a few of their songs fake out ending, monotonous opener but that was deliberate considering the theme of the song but an odd opener straight shooter gives me just dropped in vibes which came out a year later I call your name is a great cover "John... John..." go where you wanna go is about the odd arrangement of the group which makes Fleetwood mac seem normal California dreamin is a near perfect song for me "When they were recording that song, they wanted a solo, but didn’t want the usual guitar solo. John Phillips walked out into the hall of the Hollywood recording studio they were at and Bud Shank was in that hallway as well. John grabbed him and brought him into the studio. Shank listened to the hole he was supposed to fill and nailed it on the first take" Spanish Harlem is also a great cover if 8 or 9 tracks could be a 4 but bit hit and miss so a solid 3
now that is a opener to an album not what I expected at all "Don't get me wrong, the man is gone But it's a wonder, he lived this long" "Ah! didn't care nothing about being black" the instruments here are outrageous wow this album is throwing me not what I was expecting really enjoying it JESUS! ... JESUS! ... JESUS! "Doin’ crime wastin’ time! Drinkin’ that wine Drinkin’ and drinkin’ and drinkin’ and drinkin’" "Although he be my brother he wants to hold me up" "News is bad on every TV show So I tune in my radio, talkin' 'bout"
I will never listen to this again but not terrible just not for me so a 2 Juan Wayne..... "Piano it marks the good pace Ooh yeah, the good pace Don't know if it's right, but I like the bass So turn up the bass"
"That one is only poor only if they choose to be" solid 3
you can see a lot of the later Beatles here but nothing like their later stuff in quality obviously the covers are much better roll over Beethoven is just funny looking back at it liverpool lads singing chuck berry and a relatively rare Harrison lead I wanna be your man is good of the original tracks solid 3
lozer beller and gardener the lads noise popping it up but nothing special for me. probably heard bits of this before but it's hard to tell. lots of flying, birds and references to words innit.
obviously a fantastic opener, brings me back to Tony hawk which just goes to show this songs broad appeal over time "Second verse, same as the first" chainsaw doesnt start with a chainsaw but some sort of circular saw? meh a 2
Fantastic debut and the bulk of their greatest hits
girl power funky bluesy opener slows down a lot half moon picks back up banger instrumental track weird bluesy country song sort of felt out of place mercedes benz sounds like it was recorded after she died trust me is a good near summary of the album and her career and her life as it seems she didn't have time enough to grow appaerently pearl is what she wanted people to call her before her death. The most remarkable things about this album is she was a member of the 27 club so she was young releasing this and white. 3 - decent, could stick on again.
Not his best but a good album 4 four our rating system but probably closer to a 3.