Good album, but besides “How do you sleep?” I don’t know if the rest lives up to the legend of the title track.
Solid album. The Handshake is going to stay with me for a long time. However, beyond that and the singles, not much else from the album resonates with me.
Soundtrack of my youth. Hearing this again as an adult only gives me more appreciation for the sentiments expressed within.
Hadn't heard their first album all the way through before. Epic.
I'm not much into electronica, but this is a great album to just throw on and vibe to.
Listening to these guys tells me so much about where bands like Rancid, Goldfinger, Screeching Weasel, etc. got their sound. These guys made organs punk rock staples.
I'd never heard the 17-minute epic in its full glory before now. That was a treat. I was surprised how the rest of the album wasn't nearly as heavy, but more bluesy and pop rock-ish. Lovely harmonies.
I can hear how so many bands were influenced by the raw, stripped-down sound of Sonic Youth... because to me the band didn't sound like much at all. Everything that came after built upon the blank slate template this band put out with Daydream Nation. Honestly, once I stopped paying strict attention to listening to the album, it was over in a flash. Mostly because all of the songs sounded pretty much the same to me.
I'd heard the hits, but no one told me how magical the rest of this album was. Easily now one of my all-time favorites. Bravo.
This band. What a sound. Corey Glover. What a voice. Fuck yeah. This album gets double horns. \m/ \m/
I'd never heard Sufjan Stevens before, but he's going to score my quirky indie film one day.
This album is fun personified.
I knew so little about Dusty Springfield before now. I had no idea she was British! She's just got such an earthy style, I'd assumed she was American. And wow... so many classic songs. This was a fun listen.
Okay, I know this is going to cost me any goth cred I may have had in the past, but Joy Division is true to its name; listening to this album divided me from joy. It's clear to me that pleasure is unknown to them, and someone needs to tell them that picking a single phrase and repeating it over and over again does not a good song make.
So much joy in this album. It was a fun, buoyant listen.
Solid, enjoyable poppy listen. Certainly going in my regular rotation now.
Really dug this. Fantastic album.
Trippy atmospheric prog rock. This is the kind of stuff I'm going to listen to now when I write
Leonard Cohen's a legend. This album isn't my usual cup of tea, but I'm glad to have experienced it.
Quirky and pretentious. I enjoyed it.
Solid album that lands somewhere between Pink Floyd and Rush
Solid album until the final track, which sent it off with a whimper, not a bang.
Sounds like every other early 80's pop album - pretentious, and hollow. Nice horn section though.
Incredible album. Holy shit, this was mind-blowing. The precision The passion. The endurance. I'm going to go listen to his whole catalogue.
Rocking out to this brought me back to high school.
So many great songs on this album. Also, such a strange ending to it...
I didn't realize how much of his music I'd heard before listening to this album! Good stuff. Will certainly become a staple of my "normal" rotation.
Whole album's a bop. Loved it.
One of my all-time favorite albums.
Cerebral. Love the reimagining of Can't Help Falling In Love right off the bat. Rest of the album's a mixed bag, but fascinating sound.
Fun, folky rock. Certainly evokes a time and place.
Good album, but I liked Hunky Dory better.
I thought The Queen Is Dead was much better.
Gritty spooky punk rock.
I hadn't purposely listened to The Stone Roses before, but I really enjoyed this album. They're a new staple.
So much incredible music on one album. Goddamn.
I was pleasantly surprised. Very talented musicians.
I'm discovering I've got a thing for punk rock bands with keyboards.
Best of the bunch thus far. Incredible. Loved every second of it.
This album's a bop. Really enjoyed it.
15-year-old me would have *loved* these guys. As it is, I can totally hear the sound that influenced Metallica, Megadeth, and so many more.
Good listening while I'm working in a dark theater by myself. You can hear the influence of The Doors on the first track before the rest of the album begins to sound like the rest of the 90's. But enjoyable. Really appreciated their use of spatial audio for an immersive experience.
First time I've listened to French hip-hop, and this was dope as hell.
Good album, but disco pop just doesn't do it for me. Still, nice to hear some classics like "Dancing Queen" and "Fernando" (I listened to the 2006 CD w/ this and "Happy Hawaii")
Had no idea Rod Stewart was ever in a band outside of his solo act. Pleasant surprise! This reminds me of the music my dad listened to while I was growing up. Some fun, bluesy, honky tonk goodness. Very enjoyable.
This whole thing's a mood. Loved it. Last song sounded like something out of a James Bond movie.
Wow. Just… wow. Gorgeous music that paints a painful picture of a very real and imperfect world.
Not my scene
I mean… it’s Van Halen at the height of their schtick. Glorious hair metal. It is what it is. Sorry, but bring me some thrash and leave the hairspray at home.
Great album. Love the whole genre.