Tried to like it. Beth Gibbons moaning voice is the sure cure for insomnia. The sampling is uninspiring. I know a lot of people like this album. Sorry, I didn’t get it.
Where have you been all my life? Music to soothe the savage beast.
Ronnie Van Zant is my spirit animal. Tuesday's Gone, Gimme Three Steps, Free Bird and Simple Man are must listens. The other 4 songs grow on you with each listen. Can't believe producer, Al Kooper wanted to leave Simple Man off of the album.
It's so 80's. Yes it has a lot of hits. But, this album suffers from everything I hate about 80's popular music. The musical excellence of guitar driven 70's rock and punk gave birth to layer upon layer of synthesizers and drum machines. The lyrics are actually well written, but unfortunately Ms. Lauper's nasally voice is unpleasant to the ears. It wasn't terrible, but it's not an album I would go to on a rainy day.
Great music from 5 excellent musicians.
A masterpiece. Perfect for a lazy afternoon or a Sunday drive. This is the Stones at their artistic peak. The last of 4 albums in a row that are classics. It was all down hill from here.
I like AC/DC with Brian Johnson. I love AC/DC with Bon Scott. Bon would go to a better place after this album, and he left us with a solid album. AC/DC with Bon was a hard rockin' blues band. Bon's growling voice along with the Young brother's hard driving guitars was auditory heaven. Then Bon dies and Brian Johnson turns the band into a screeching arena rock band. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Johnson, but it was never the same without Bon. Rest in peace mate.
The foundation for all of the great rock and roll that came afterwards. Buddy Holly and the boys knew how to make the kids dance and the parents rage.
Not the Chairman's best work, but it is an enjoyable album.
I didn't hate it, but I doubt it will go on my playlist. The musicians are tight, but Mike Patton's voice is irritating. The production value is typical late 80's and 90's power pop/rap. Overall, meh.