Family Guy outro music. Cool indeed.
Rockin and a rollin. So much energy.
A solid album with a few of their biggest hits. Not too long, just some classic jangle pop.
Boomer metal? I hardly know her metal!
Bjork being Bjork.
Overstayed its welcome, but pretty decent.
Sleater-Kinney? I hardly know her-Kinney!
Very good funk rock album! Stop and Been Caught Stealing are great singles, but Three Days is a very good proggy gem that is a satisfying 10 minutes. And the synth in Then She Did... was very Faith No More esque. Super fun album.
The definitively Blondie album.
Kind neat, but still more of background music.
Really fun, really spunky, solid bass.
It has it all. The Exorcist theme. A see-and-say passage. The fact that it ends in a sea shanty is hilarious. One of the 4 stars is just for the sea shanty.
This is my Kink.
Punky, spunky, moody, and groovy. Solid album. Strong 3. Thezinga.
One of the most unique, influential, trailblazing albums. Caused an anxiety attack. 5/5
so fuzzy one of most beautiful songs (ever) has the refrain “I’ll be your plastic toilet” Perfection
A very pleasant Christmas gift. A lot of the classics. Still a convicted murderer.
More stripped down and personal. No hits but it didn’t need any. Very good.
Some interesting instrumentals but the vocals were too harsh and too much.
Ah, the first goth band. The lyrics were the best part, with the style of song delving into funk at times. I can’t rate the bonus tracks, though I did like them a little better than the album. A lot more of the “spooky reggae” sound that Bauhaus is known for, including a song about Debbie Harry of Blondie, and a recipe for fish cakes. Still not sure why this album was chosen of Bauhaus’ debut, “In the Flat Field”, which is more influential and arguably a better album. Still though, this album wasn’t bad.
Very 80s but a pleasant listen. Some of the hooks made for solid pop songs. Kinda forgettable, with no real standouts, but a decent listen nonetheless.
Just like the waves of the Pacific, the highs (the first two tracks and the last three tracks) were high. But the low tides were low. Three Surfs up out of five.
Some of the songs were fun, but the record as a whole is all over the place. Definitely some neat ideas, though.
Hell raising and trail blazing. Sounds a little dated, but rock solid.
One of the seminal live albums, which comes with an energy not found on their studio output. The definitive version of I Want You to Want Me and Ain't That A Shame stand out above all the other tracks. Not a lot of crowd interaction, which is to be expected with the language barrier. But the crowd's energy in songs like I Want You To Want Me speaks for itself. Nothing groundbreaking, and starts off a little shaky, but a fun listen.
Like the other post punk albums but worse and more sexist.
Visitor? I hardly know her!
Pretty lackluster for a punk record. Which is actually pretty punk. An inoffensive listen. Will definitely give it another shot.
Solid solid riffage with face-melting solos. Towards the end it loses its steam, but ends on a high note with Dyers Eve. Metallica's last truly great album. Needs more bass.
Good ideas but the songs are too long without really going anywhere. Probably increased the birth rate between 1981-1982
Was pleasantly surprised. Which shouldn't be a surprise, since I enjoy bands like Flogging Molly. The instrumental tracks were sublime, and though the album starts on a punky note, there were some solemn, touching ballads that made me feel like I was crying over a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub.
I went in with low expectations, considering that I don't particularly care for the title track. I do think that it's the weakest song on the album, which pleasantly surprised me. Right after the title track is Crippled Inside, a bouncy jugband tune. Followed by the standout Jealous Guy, a raw love ballad, and arguably the best song on the album. The second half of the album starts with the fiery, mad-at-the-world Gimme Some Truth, featuring some incredible guitar work from George Harrison. Side B continues with songs with more of the Beatles sound, including Oh My Love, ... How?, and How Do You Sleep? - another highlight of the album, and a very blatant diss track at Paul McCartney. The album ends with the tongue-in-cheek Oh Yoko! and it left me wanting more. My exposure to John's solo music has been the title track, and though I came in with low expectations (and part of me wanting to dislike this album because of John being an abuser), I was pleasantly surprised. I'd give this album a 7 out of 10. On the 5-star scale, it would be a very high 3. Enjoyed it, but not as much as some of my 4-star albums such as Blondie or Jerry Lee Lewis.
I didn't know how raunchy this album would be. The first four tracks are the best. Arguably too good, as the rest of the record doesn't seem to hit the same highs. I'm not going to go into detail because The Purple One needs no explanation. My one gripe is that some of the songs were a little too long, though.
The title to the track Sweet Pain should have been the name for this album. The singles were okay, but the rest was a slog to get through. And it's a short album. It'd be one thing if these songs were bad but fun, but they aren't even as fun as they're supposed to be.
Solid interplay between the emcees, Ms. Lauryn Hill absolutely killing it. Timeless classics in songs like Ready or Not and the cover of Killing Me Softly. Always glad to see a good hip hop album on here. Very enjoyable listen. ONE TIME
Very energetic. Never really listened to British rap before, but I believe this is the seminal Grime album. Impressive flow and witty lyricism. I'd go back and listen to this.
No explanation needed. The highest rated album on this site for a reason.
Long live the Queen.
The first album I bought on vinyl 9 years ago. Still holds up from my first listen. The first half of the album is perfection, unreal songwriting. There’s a significant drop in quality towards the end of the album (minus Train in Vain), but the sound of each song is so varied and so fresh, this just works as an album.
I haven't listened to this one before. I'm surprised an album like Rated R or Like Clockwork is not on here, but it makes sense that the debut makes the cut, considering that the QOTSA sound is pretty consistent. If anything, one of my gripes is that the album can get a little too samey. Also, on the Spotify version of the album, it sprinkled the bonus tracks within the original track list, which is bizarre in general, and especially for the sake of reviewing. Hispanic Impressions is a solid track, as are the other instrumentals. My other favorite song is You Can't Quit Me Baby, with a solid buildup at the end, and even a Radiohead reference. A lot of the Kyuss sound is still there, and that is probably why this record is so enjoyable to me. Just wish that Welcome to Sky Valley made the cut.
I don’t hate the music, I just hate this album for existing and taking up a spot on the list that should have gone to Silent Alarm by Bloc Party
High 3. A little repetitive.
Same music. Same kitchen. Fun enough.
Legendary. Waiting in Vain is his best song.
Now this is a religion I can get behind.
What a generational talent. What Adele wishes she could be.
I like their sound, but the album went on for a little too long. Will probably relisten.
Pretty decent. Title track and the Velvet Underground cover are the standouts. Nothing too crazy, but a pleasant listen.