Currently at track 5 - very futuristic for the fact it was made in 1977. Bowie's vocals are good but wouldn't be a repeat listen for me as is. I read some things about this being the first of the Berlin Trilogy: I'm very excited to hear the other 2 albums because the ambiance of Subterraneans is fantastic. The general "soul" of the track, the feeling it carries with it is very good in execution. I'd rate this album a 7/10 on first listen, but I can imagine some of these tracks really growing on me soon. Looking forward to listening to the first 3 tracks of the album as I didn't like those at first.
Not my style, although it is a very good album to have on in the background
Listened to a live performance which didn't really help this time around. Also didn't really sit down for the listen, so 2 hours is just a bit too long for an album I feel. Some classics on this record but the genre just doesn't tickle my fancy.
Great listen, did some gardening to this music. I'm not the largest fan of the spoken word sections included at the start of many of the tracks, but the musical sections are a fantastic addition to any social event.
Really liked this album, shorter runtime allowed for the big hits to really keep their energy. The last 3 songs on the album were still missing in some parts, Cyndi's higher pitches don't come off too well in my opinion. First section is great though.
Honestly? I thought I'd like this album a lot more. The start is strong, and I was very excited to hear more. About 10 minutes in however, the shifts between styles become less of a exploration of music and what instruments can be composed together to more of a excercise of jarring sounds. It's quite uncharacteristic for me not to like a long-form instrumental piece such as this, but really didn't hit the right notes. Personal pet peeve of introducing things into your song and naming them in vocals was also hit.
Pretty much every track on this album is strong, no standouts that made me question their presence. Loved the energy in every performance and I feel the remaster does justice to the original by upping the quality.
A great folk album. It might've been the moment I listened, but this is one of the first albums I listened front to back in this project. The vocals really took me on a journey that I didn't mind being on, the execution of the ideas on this album are wonderful and made me feel very serene.
Upon reading the history, my dislike for this album doesn't really make sense. There's a lot of Bowie influence in this album related to the Berlin Trilogy, of which I sorta liked Low. "The Idiot" misses where Low hits, specifically the instrumental sections. Mass production is a good example of this, where the experimental instrumentals are more jarring than inspiring. Iggy Pop's voice also just sounds off to me in some odd way. Furthermore, Tiny Girls really hits the wrong note with me. I don't quite know why and I don't think it's the intention but to me it just sounds like Iggy wants to be with a girl who's really young
I was skeptic on Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, but after listening to this album I’m pleasantly surprised: there are some great songs (There she goes, Lyre of Orpheus, Hiding all Away, Carry me) and the general level of this album is very high. Happy that I took the time to listen to this album, although I dread Nick’s songwriting on Ghosteen.
Good album: I love the lyrics Missy Elliott throws out without any shame, and her pronounciation is a refreshing change from more recent vocals that tend to go more towards mumbling. There are a few tracks that miss imo, but the beats are generally enticing and the features add to the songs. Not sure if I'll come back to it but I can defo grab some songs from here to go in the playlist
Just don't really connect with the source material, but good execution of an older style of hip hop.
Good songs but I listened on headphones and the stereo effect gives me headaches on about 3 songs. Would rate a lot higher if the stereo wasn't present as the highs on this album are very high.
First 1 I’m handing out. Neill Youngs vocal inflections are not good and it seems like he’s always just a few Hz off his intended note. The instrumentals are fine but bland in my opinion. The combined package is just straight unappealing with mediocre songwriting, bad vocal performance and boring instrumentals.
Not my usual genres, but Ray Charles has a very smooth voice that can carry a song. Combined with smooth jazzy, country and pop instrumentals the whole collection is a friendly listen with short songs.
Popsynth album with a lot of radio hits on it. Well executed, although some of the songs on this are not as stellar as I would like. The general feel of the album is great however, but it does end up feeling more like a compilation then an album to me
Not sure what I need to say here, but all of the songs on this album are hiphop anthems. Outkast deserve their status as GOATs of hiphop and this album is one of their best works.
Grime, something I have a tendency to like but I have big issues with the mixing. Vocals have a tendency to not pop out from the instrumentals making it hard to follow the lyrics, which is not for the best. The songs sound disconnected and only Jus’ a Rascal popped out as a good bop.
Not great, not bad. I liked the instrumentals but nothing really popped out to me to warrant a place on 1001 albums that you need to listen to.
What do you want me to say, classics front to bacl
Got Abbey Road before this, so this record doesn’t leave as good an impression.
Good swingin’ , would defo put this on if I had an SO over and I felt like dancing a little. Don’t feel like the entire album is really that consistent however and jt kinda gets stale
Love this Board of Canada record, I have listened to GeoGaddi before this and this record does better on many aspects. Not giving it a 5 because there are still some small issues with jt, but loved the execution of ambiant-esque tracks with some vocal layering.
Eh, Bruce Springsteen doesn't seem to quite hit the right emotional notes for me. I can't deny he has good delivery of his lyrics, but he doesn't quite convince me with the stories he tells in each song.
Really don’t like this style of hip hop and not being American doesn’t help as the issues that are mentioned in multiple songs don’t do anything for me. There are just too many songs that annoy me, although I can appreciate the ideas in some of the songs
Listened to this one for pretty much an entire day, the composition is amazing and absolutely fantastic as background music for a relaxed diner. It does really feel like it was recorded in a Cuban social club, and the album is amazing for it.
This album feels more like a collection of song ideas than actual songs, there is just a missing element everywhere which I atribute to the fact that songs rarely go past 2 minutes. The style itself just doesn't suit me either, with songs like Toadies and Take 5, D. making me question why they are on an album to begin with. This might have been an interesting experiment in 1984 but it has aged like milk from exactly that period for me.
No coherence, this seems to be a running trend in most of the albums I don't like. They tend to be less albums and more strings of songs.
I might just not get Jazz
Really liked this album, not sure if I'll come back to it later but good songs