Reggae isn't really my genre of choice but I enjoyed Concrete Jungle and No More Trouble and Stir It Up was a chill jam.
I like the rockers on this album (title track, Life in the Fast Lane, Victim of Love), but the ballads all kind of blend together for me.
I was already familiar with Do It Again and Reelin' in the Years, and to a lesser extent, Dirty Work, but this is the first time I've listened to the full album and it's a great piece of work.
Great album. Highlights include the trippy Moonage Daydream, the joyful Starman, Ziggy Stardust, the raucous Suffragette City and the emotional Rock 'n' Roll Suicide.
None of the deep cuts are as good as the stone cold classic title track, but Alice Cooper has a goofy theatrical sense of humor that made this album a pleasure to listen to.
I think early 70s The Who is the best it gets, but they're a solid group even this early on.
Pretty enjoyable music.
Didn't appreciate the grimy production at first but it grew on me over the course of the album
When this album hits, it really hits, but there are a lot of songs that feel like filler. Filler that is still pleasant to listen to, though.
Morrissey is the worst vegetarian since Hitler, but whether or not he's trying to be, he's pretty funny. The plaintive howl of "I've seen this happen in other people's lives, and now it's happened in mine" from "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" is exactly as straight-faced as it needs to be for the song to work. I feel bad for the members of The Smiths who aren't Morrissey because they seem decent and talented (the bass on "Barbarism Begins at Home" is a particular stand out performance) and Morrissey seems exhausting to be around.
Great musicianship. Side 2 gets a little goofy.
I like the lead singer's voice, but the music doesn't do a lot for me.
One of Queen's greatest albums.
Love the lush arrangements on some of these songs