2 If the Beatles didn’t exist, this would still just be ‘ok’. Genre-wise, it’s all over the place. Never been a Who fan. Still am not.
Arguably nirvana’s best album. Shows a ton of growth musically and lyrically from Nevermind. The biggest shame is not knowing what would have come next. Highlights: Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle, Milk It, Dumb
Strange. Some songs are too long and drone along at the same tempo for way too much time. Length is an issue overall. I have no problem with long songs, I just don’t need to listen to 10 of them in a row. This was ok, but I’ll never go back to it.
The most recognizable White Stripes album due to Seven Nation Army. Inclusion of more piano started to show some change for the band. Contains the best Meg song (In the Cold Cold Night) and one of my favourites, Ball and Biscuit.
When you think of the Eagles, the sound on a majority of this encompasses ‘The Eagles’ sound; multi-voice harmonizing, multiple guitar parts, signature 70s blue jeans rock n roll. Chug All Night is fun. Tryin’ is great too. The biggest downfall is that the slower songs don’t seem to stick out as much as the more upbeat ones.
Ok, listen, I can’t stand Perry Farrell’s voice. I could barely make it through this album. If you know anyone that says Janes Addiction is their favourite band, please be a friend to them and get them some help.
As smooth as butter. Can almost guarantee at least three children were conceived while this album was being played.
Sloan 1967. This does nothing for me at all.
My favourite noise rock band. Sonic Youth goes a *little* mainstream due to grunge wrapping itself around their sound and style. Kim Gordon’s growly vocals show huge influence over Courtney Love’s Hole persona. Killer record. I sure miss these guys.
Is this actual music, or the soundtrack to Plan 9 From Outer Space? COOL IT WITH THE FUCKING THEREMIN! Would not recommend.
I like Bowie a lot. He’s a friggin chameleon, musically and physically. We’re still in the heyday of glam rock with this. Panic in Detroit. Jean Genie. Watch that Man. This is a good. Yeah, there’s things I’m going to skip. But its Bowie. A SOLID three stars.
This album is good-ish. The inclusion of Malibu, which is a song that I absolutely adore, brings the score up. Hole goes pop-ish. But Malibu is fantastic. Malibu.
What. The. Fuck.
There was once a very brief time during grunge that electronica was considered ‘alternative’. People seemed to really love it. I was not one of those people. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t terrible, it just isn’t my thing. If there was an album that was the Matrix soundtrack, other than the Matrix soundtrack, it would be this.
12 songs in 28 minutes. I liked this. But it’s still a conundrum.. i feel that it’s too long of an album. The brothers’ harmonizing is great. The music itself is very signature sound from the time. Some really rad piano in Baby What You Want Me To Do. But I can only take so much of it. But I didn’t hate it. The 2 is a very strong 2… definitely 2.5
Admittedly, I know nothing about this band. But I did enjoy the first 30 minutes of this album, then it started to lose me only because of the length. It has a really nice Clash/Smiths ‘punk’ vibe that really appeals to me. This is the first time since we started doing this that I’ve listened to an album by a band I know nothing about and am pretty sure I’ll check out more of their catalogue from this.
I do not like Paul Simon. But there’s some good songs on here. I’m solely basing my review on the singles. Graceland. Solid. You Can Call Me Al. Chevy Chase endorsed. Really solid. The rest? Never will listen.
Tom Waits doing what he does best; crooning about love and the dirty parts of culture, letting his voice carry the songs with minimalistic music at times. I’ve always loved that he will craft a song and bring uncommon instruments to the forefront while pushing traditional instruments to the back. Lots of organ on this one. Will always have a huge soft spot for Jersey Girl, but everything else on this album is so solid. Heartattack and Vine and Downtown stand out for me.
Brit pop has always been fun to me. Grew up through the explosion, so listened to a lot of Blur pre-Song 2 infamy. This one is alright. Fairly straightforward, nothing pushing the boundaries like Parklife did, which is still one of my favourite Blur tracks. Enjoyable to listen to. Nostalgic for me.
The album that defined a generation. How many bands would we not know because of this album? How many bands did we find because we wanted more like this. Yes there are better grunge albums. But this one was THE ONE. Stand out tracks: Come as you Are, Lithium, Something in the Way 4.5 but leaning towards 5