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Cool chill but not my style.
Cool chill but not my style.
Punk isn't my scene, least of all Siouxsie at this stage in their career. Siouxsie's voice is - for me - too screeching and the music sounds all the same. Some Ramones, The Clash or Sex Pistols works for me, but not Siouxsie.
Had forgotten about this album, haven't heard it for decades! Interesting, totally different to everything else that was appearing at that time. I remember The Robots and The Model being hits at the time. A sound that was ahead of it's time and influenced later music. Not my favorite but creative and groundbreaking.
Had heard of Mott the Hoople, hadn't heard much of their music. Not impressed, but nice guitar work on All The Way From Memphis though.
New band to me, not my cup of tea either, too heavy on the programming.
Interesting but too hard for my liking.
New to me, interesting but after a few tracks, it all sounds the same to me.
One of the great albums of the 80's. Timeless, it doesn't age. Great work by the 3 members. King of Pain, Synchronicity II and Murder by Numbers are outstanding; Wrapped Around Your Finger is in another league altogether.
Roxy Music is always an interesting band to listen to, captivating atmospheres and intricate sounds.
One of the freshest, disruptive bands of their time. I can see why John Lennon liked them (e.g. a touch of "Yoko-like" vocals in Rock Lobster?). I can't listen to more than one album at a time, it ends up being all too similar, but I must recognize their new, innovative approach.
Not for me, but I can see why others enjoy them.
I'm not a great fan of Paul Simon (especially his world music based songs), but this album was a nice surprise. I didn't know it and it's great when you want some quiet listening. Nicely crafted
Punk - in this case proto-punk - is not really my thing, but this album has a couple of tracks I can relate to (Search & Destroy, I need Somebody). That said, I recognize the power and attractiveness of the raw sound. Live they must have been a powerhouse.
Frank Zappa is serious business (musically speaking). You may or may not like what he did (it may be hard on some ears) but there's no doubt that his creativity was out of this world and that his mastery of music genres, composition and instruments was exceptional. The musicians that played and recorded with him were always all extremely gifted and talented. In the case of Hot Rats, not only does he showcase his mastery of the guitar, but also of the technical aspects of recording, using an almost unheard of (at the time) 16 tracks to create the many layers in the album's tracks. Like it or not, this is definitely a "must listen to album".
Not my favorite style of Brazilian.
Not my style.
Hendrix. Showed the way for almost all after him. No need to add anything else.
Fantastic album, it deserves quiet attentive listening (not as simple background music). Ideal for winter (or is it summer?) afternoons at home (or on the beach). Milton's and Lo Borges seem to complement and feed off each other. Lo Borges' guitar work is great! Classical early 70's Brazil.
This was entirely new to me (I'm a 60's to 80's music fan, "old school" my kids say!) and a pleasant surprise. The eerie ethereal atmosphere and vocals are somewhat enthralling without bringing you down. Ideal for when you want to unwind, favorite spirit in your hand. Vaguely reminiscent of 20's French music (cabaret influences?) together with splashes of other genres (tango in Human &/or Utopia?) and maybe even movie soundtracks, it's still very much a 2000's sound. Definitely worth re-visiting when you want that "unwind" vibe.
Grindcore definitely isn't my thing.
Hardcore punk isn't my stuff.
Were they the first "boy band"? Very Bee Gees sounding, maybe with a couple of Beatles bars thrown in (but nowhere near them!). It's OK easy listening, but IMO more than 2 tracks in a row it's a sugar OD.
I hadn't listened to John Martyn before, a really great discovery. Textured sound, many layers and influences, takes you to unexpected places, ahead of his time. Will definitely explore more of his work
A good album by a highly interesting little band. Personally I prefer Speaking in Tongues, but this album is a good one to start to get to know them with.
An album with songs that are nice when they come up on the radio, and Two Out of Three Ain't Bad takes me back to high school years, but not more than that.