I prefer Blur
Brazilian samba funk?
Gritty blue collar rock with saxes and a 50s diner vibe.
This is pretty great. Introspective. I’d listened to Nick Drake a while back, but never to entire albums. Enjoyable.
It’d be better if every single song on here wasn’t overplayed by every classic rock radio station everywhere.
Fell on black days, plus a couple radio mainstays.
This is pretty great. Now I know where a few samples on Donuts come from.
Turn it up and 2-3 other nice ones. I don’t want to go to Chelsea. Sounds like nothing else.
At its best - a bit like Moody Blues meets Bowie or TomJones, Leonard Cohen. At its worst? Reminds me of Shatner lounge act. Hey, at least there’s that song about a movie that’s in the Criterion Collection.
Cult of Personality and jaunty late 80s rock. If you get a chance, check out the music video.
This is an album where I liked the less well known songs.
Way ahead of its time.
Early Michael Jackson - Off the Wall, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough. A couple songs sound like funky disco.
The real deal. What else can I say? Sure, maybe it’s overplayed. Sure, maybe you’re not a fan of the costumes. But listen to like anything else of its time and compare. There’s no comparison really.
Reminds me of Stereolab plus like indie pop?
I really like Time of the Season, but I think their best work is on other albums.
I’ve seen worse, at least it’s not Bette Midler.
Definitely worth looking into.
You want it all, but you can have it... Oh yes, the controversial video with the fish flopping around at the end.
Elevator music on acid. Some of this is neat, like King Crimson, or maybe KC is like this… it feels sort of like a sequencer on random, which I’m not real sure about.
I’d probably really have liked this back in Sonic Youth days. 3.
It’s getting to the point- where I’m no fun anymore - I am sorry. Say, can I have some of your purple berries? It’s a 5 if ever there was one.
At first, I thought it was plain old hip hop, but there are a few really nice tracks on here.
Honestly, every song sounds the same. And they’d all be remarkable in about 1973, which is what it’s copying. But I like 1973.
Reminds me of Dylan, T-Rex and Bowie. At times is its own thing too. Can be heartfelt at times. Like Blue Moon, etc.
The Message and a nice sample / cover thing of Genius of Love. And a couple surprising RnB tracks. This would have been super innovative when it came out in the early 80s.
The Humpty Dance, Dowhatchalike, etc. Love the raunchiness. Takes me back to middle school dance parties.
Unlike other reviewers, I’m not triggered by this. No, I don’t feel the need to go clutch my teddy bear or Rainbow Brite dolls after listening. I’m not concerned if my heart rate goes up listening to it. But it’s not my thing either. Reminds me of Beavis and Butthead for some reason.
Peak Billy Joel. I hated this a lot more when it was on the radio for 20 years. Is it possible it’s not as schmaltzy or ick as I remember? No, it’s still schmaltz.
Reminds me of the Doors minus the weird mysticism plus a nice beat. Second song sounds like proto-Strokes. A couple of the others remind me of the Cars or Talking Heads. Wire. I like this.
American Pie, Vincent, etc.
I like this more now than I did when it came out.
I mean… for Christmas music, you could do worse.
I like Leonard Cohen, and this is a good album. I always feel morose after listening to this though.
Ah yes, raving in the ‘90s. I might have liked this then, but it’s not for me right now. Anyway, I always preferred Underworld (dubnobass).
Not my thing. If I’m looking for Brit pop, I prefer Radiohead, maybe an occasional Blur.
I like New Order, and this is New Order. Most of it seems kinda gothic and synthy, which is fine. Face Up is happier, even poppy. I think I kinda prefer the 1983 album before this, and the 1987 one after it, but this is fine.
Good album, but not my favorite from Neil Young
Not my favorite Talking Heads. David Byrne’s voice gets a bit old by the end of this. But I do really recommend giving Psycho Killer a listen.
Ah yes, the Flaming Lips. Proving that music peaked in 1969 and again in about 1999. If you get a chance, watch a video of their concerts. I don’t like everything they ever did, but nearly every song in here is inventive and surprisingly listenable. Some people like Yoshimi better. They’re wrong. This is better.
It’s not really my thing.
Reminds me of Lounge version of Elvis Costello. With creative instruments. One thing that kinda drove me nuts: words not seeming to line up with music - like Goodbye Lucille #1. Some of this reminds me of something you’d hear in a mall in the early 90s.
Low-rent Bowie with more guitars.
Ah yes, Emperor Tomato Ketchup. Lead singer’s voice is way more in tune than it ever seems to be live.
Tied for the best VU album ever (with the self-titled album). Gritty. Reminds me of NYC.
Yep, that’s Depeche Mode
Jazz and funky beats on the moon. And a tune called “Big Muff,” which I want to look up the meaning of. And some ambient.
I like “Wolf Like Me,” but it’s not on this album. DLZ is ok. This sounds like low-rent Prince or something. Also, the mix sounds off. Like I’m not hearing all the instruments.
Lite rock version of At the Drive In?
I like the odd juxtaposition of beach music and protest music.
Not my thing.
Reminds me of Nirvana
Now I know where Tune Yards comes from. I wish I understood the lyrics. Flagging for later so I can grok this fully.
Not as bad as I remember
This is a great album
Auto tuned country. Not as bad as I expected