Surprised me. In a good way
Is this genius? or utter shite? (both?) It's brilliantly bomkers, without doubt one of the highlights of this list so far.
One of my favourite albums, love it
Great opening track but then I was put on hold for half an hour
Bonus star for evoking happy memories of the indie-goth-rock night at the Escape club in Southampton in the late 80s. Getting a wave of nostalgia (or nausea?) for snakebite and black and the ever-present stench of patchouli oil
Surprised me, confounded my (rather low) expectations
One of my favourite Fall albums (I think I might say this everytime I listen to a Fall album?). Nicely evokes happy memories with it's Madchester vibe, even if it does sound a little dated. I'm always surprised and impressed at how MES always stepped close to but rarely strayed into ruining great performances from his band members.
The rest of the album couldn't quite match up to the awesome opening track, but pleasant enough nonetheless
Ticks all the boxes for classic American rock, and does it very well. Ok in small doses but the whole thing is a bit much for me, it's just not my thing
One of the better Neil Young albums
Pleasantly surprised by this, some parts jarred a bit but overall it was interesting and enjoyable. A good example of why I signed up to this project
Still not a fan
Quality disco-funk, rest of the album inevitably struggles to match up to the big hitters
I'd always dismissed Elbow as generic music for adverts but I rather enjoyed this album
Reminded me of a school music class project, an interesting idea perhaps but not enough to justify an album. Overall it was a bit tedious and self indulgent.
Not his best
Never heard this before, liked it
I'm glad that this exists, and that it's on this list, but I'm not sure I'd listen to it again
Still as impressive as when I first heard it over 30 years ago, and not just for the happy nostalgia it evokes - a great album.
Make it stop. Please.
Better in French, but only because my rusty O-level French couldn't keep up so the lyrics annoyed me less
Powerful stuff, not an easy listen but no less perfect for it
My family asked me to turn this off. I concur.
Lacking any of the fun or joy of some of their better stuff
Despite Bonio's best efforts over the last 30+ years, I still have a (surprising) soft spot for some of the early U2 stuff. He's still a monumental twit though.
Bit of a mess.
-1 for the 16 minute drum solo. Behave!
Same as it ever was
The beginning of the sad decline.of the modfather. More Jam please.
Chaotic fun, perfect soundtrack to my late 80s life
Not good. And I can't shake the association of Thom Yorke's voice with Herbert's from Family Guy: https://thomyorkesingslikeherbertfromfamilyguy.ytmnd.com/
Aged better than I expected, I like the darker DM stuff
Better than the last one!
Dreadful on so many levels.
Quality stuff,.this album has been sort of 'always there', so.much so that I hadn't really properly listened to it lately.
This has aged well, great album
Sadly this band's history is more interesting and more rock and roll than their music
The evolution from Spacemen3 through this and then onwards was a thing of beauty and a very happy thing for me
A bit shit, like a not very funny parody. Best bit? Only half an hour long. Still half an hour too long though.
Enjoyed this more.than I thought I would
Better than I remembered
Still irritating after 40 years
The worst kind of prog rock.
Tried give the album an unbiased listen despite my initial misgivings and low expectations based on memories from when it came out and the seemingly endless playing of the hits Wish I hadn't bothered, turns out I was right all along. It's shit.
Not bad, not good. Just sort of 'there'
Had been meaning to give this a listen for some time, glad I finally did - enjoyed it
Fun musically at times, some great tracks but never enough to displace uncomfortable thoughts about celebrating the music of the predatory nonce that he became. 3* for the music (let's face it, he's not the only musician on this list with a grim history).
Didn't really connect with this one
More fun than I'd expected
Never really elevated itself beyond occasionally interesting muzak, shame really but the more interesting bits never seemed to take it any further
Smooth. But a bit dull.
Shame the momentum of the cracking opening tracks wasn't sustained, but fun nonetheless
Might've appealed to someone in the 80's. But not me. And definitely not now.
Interesting, but not interesting enough to distract from the fact that it's just not very good. I doubt I'll ever want to listen to this one again. Sounds like the live shows were a right laugh though.
Nice. Perfect mellow background music, not too challenging.
Thought I remembered this and was looking forward to it. Turns out that apart from Shout and Everybody Wants to Rule the World (which are great) it was all a bit of a disappointment
Loved this, gets better and better with every listen. It was also a joyous break from the recent run of dreary 80s synth-pop.
Effortlessly cool and laid back, I liked this a lot
Great chilled music to have onin the background, yet with enough interesting changes to hold my attention. Impressive.
I'm sure that making this might've been cathartic for George Michael, but for me it was just dreary to listen to.
Great voice, great band, never seemed to achieve the recognition they deserved. I prefer the earlier less heavy sound but still enjoyed this.
Dismal, left me feeling that I've just wasted an hour of my life. Doesn't even work as background music, kept intruding into my consciousness by annoying.me.This is very, very far from being music that I like.
Overly long, smooth and funky as expected but only all too brief moments of interest to rise above the self-indulgent bitterness. There's better Marvin Gaye albums out there.
A fun listen, similar to the first album but no worse for it
A witty and joyous riot of perfect punk
Bit too much of a meandering jazz thing for me, equal measures of moments of brilliance and irritating bits. Overall it was pleasant enough in the background.
Interesting ambition, not quite realised
Soundtrack to my youth. The beginning of Thatcher's disaffected, unemployed and miserable Britain mixed with cold war paranoia and all wrapped up in a perfect ska-pop soundtrack. And Terry Hall. What's not to like? Pretty much perfect archive of the era.
Not really for me but enjoyed it far more than I had expected to
Aaaaaahhh. That's better. Cheers Marvin.
Hard work, and not particularly enjoyable
Tried to put aside my preconceptions about this, buts it's still a five star album all day long.
Just think what this guy could've achieved if he was part of a decent band...
Never really appreciated how good this is when it was released, took a few years for me to catch up. Great album
Great to be reminded of how good this album was, though it does sound a bit dated now
Superb album, hits the spot
Loved this when it came out, Ride were great live. Haven't really listened to it since, not really likely to again if Im honest.
Good wholesome punky fun
Never really understood the hype over this. Not unpleasant, but not particularly innovative or interesting either.
Mmm. Pretty complex stuff made to sound effortless. Interesting, but sounds very grown up and sophisticated so not really for me.
More fantastic energetic punk fun. Loving this!
Awesome album, The Who at their best. So much better than Tommy, and all the better for being live
Outstanding, always.loved this album.
Some cleverness and wit in the lyrics, overshadowed by the dated misogyny that grates and drags it down
Struggling to find much merit in this, it's pretty inane. It's like they couldn't be bothered to find something worth shouting about so they just shouted anyway.
Some great tracks. And some that sound like they're background music for a Blake's 7 episode
Always struggled to enjoy RHCP. This hasn't done anything to change that.
Doesn't always work, but when it does this is brilliantly weird fun.
I'm sure this is fine if you like disco. . 'Good Times' is ok but even that goes on for far too long.
Took a while to appreciate the rest of the album in between the outstanding opening and closing tracks but this is a mighty fine album.
I quite like this. Better than lots of previous Bowie
14 year old me loved this. Forty years on and I'm not so sure, but nostalgia is a powerful thing
Favourite Who album. Awesome cover art too
Faded somewhat on the b side, but still an enjoyable and interesting listen. Virginia Plain is an out and out classic
Not sure what to make of this. It wasn't bad, it's just that I can't really remember much of it. Made me want to listen to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and this doesn't stand up well in comparison
Glad to be reminded of this, haven't listened to Cocteau Twins for a while. Great album.
Bonafide classic, outstanding
Inoffensive, but that's hardly a recommendation. Bland.
'Faith' was a great track. Confused all us indie kids, everyone liked it but we were too cool to admit it. The rest of the album was pretty mediocre. The passage of time has done it no favours, lots of it just sounds creepy now.
Blood, sweat, tears & shite. Mostly shite.
Childish lyrics ruined some good work by the rest of the band
Classy, solid album. Tailed off a bit after the strong opening tracks.
Like Killing Joke doing cabaret in French. Fun idea, didn't quite work as well as it could've though.
Weird album. Not exactly bad, but every time I actively took notice I just thought "this is a bit dull"