Could listen to again. Not that Google speaker will let me listen to anything other than the instrumental version.
Ones I didn't know were pretty slow. Still d i s c o. How do so many reviewers not like disco?!
Not as good as previous SW offering
About a bajillion times more listenable than FA's bolt cutter one
Have it, so am biased
Not sure I've actually listened to The Jam before 😮 oh hi Taxman. Can see where Bloc Party got their inspiration from.
They take themselves seriously, don't they?
90s nostalgia bias
Thought I was going to have heard all these already when it started. The ones I hadn't weren't memorable. Did not know about the controversial version of MFN!
All in a minor key
Country music. I have no idea what distinguishes one country album / artist from another
Much more melodic than the music the guy at the back of the bus was playing yesterday.
Still not sure I get the fuss about the song purple rain, but funky album, feel like I knew most of the tracks already. Always meant to listen to more Prince.
Would be nostalgic if I had listened to it in my youth.
Should probably listen again properly
FUNkier than expected
Can confidently say I never need listen to this again
Didn't like Suede in the 90s, still don't like them in the 20s
Less chaotic than the other Talking Heads album. I didn't know they were from the 70s.
Reading the other reviews suggests I should get something out of listening to the lyrics but I'm not capable. Also not capable on commenting on the apparently superior production. The tunes are fine.
Good apart from the slow ones & the one with the Casio voice affect
Quite nice. Inoccuous.
A pleasant surprise in that it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but still pretty bloody awful.
Electro pop goodness, what's not to like? Would have perhaps been super into it when came out, if I had been aware of it. That said, wouldn't say it's stand out above other electro of the era like Daft Punk or Timo Maas
Biased cos own it
Somewhat repetitive but better than the last LCD Soundsystem album i bought for £3 in Fopp. I miss Fopp.
I wanted to like it more cos Beach Boys & 'Til I Die but nothing else grabbed me that much.
One day I'm going to 'get' David Bowie but this isn't the album to do it. Fine. Why are there only 4 reviews? 🤔
Tears for Fears is a funny name isn't it
See i know this is supposedly amazing, but there's no denying it's depressing. Much prefer their bleepy bloopy. 4 for familiarity.
Boring actually. Every song sounds the same.
Yet another that maybe I would 'get' if I listened to the lyrics
I wanted to like it but not for me
Could listen to again
He likes girls. He could sell water to a well. He's the sinatra of his day. Funky sample use.
Weird how familiar that album cover is considering I've never listened to it. I thought maybe I'd never listened to it because I didn't like them but I guess it was more just the restrictive price of cds and means of music sharing in 1996. And the fact that I wasn't indie enough. No beef with sfa.
Bit disappointing actually, bit too slow to feel like disco bangers. Still funky though.
Defo dubious lyrically, but can't deny the funky samples.
Quite liked that.
Max said sounded like hotel bar music and I'm inclined to agree. But maybe context is everything and I should listen to it when not in a hotel bar.
Quite liked some of the wafty moments. Otherwise a bit noisy
Seems to be divisive, but not awful, there's a lot worse on this list. The 'singing' style reminds of a current band or 2 that I forget the name of.
I thought I had this album in the past but must have been a different Richard Hawley one. I prefer the other one. Rip Coles.
Sad the album tracks weren't called 'macaroni cheese' and 'Kettering town hall'
A pleasant listen
Had heard the band name but that was it and don't think I was expecting melodic indie. Apparently I like bands / albums with 'teen' in them.
Definitely expecting more whimsy from such a named band
Made no impression
He's a hustler
Peaks at the title (first) track for me. A bit lounge musicky
Always avoided because I assumed it would be noise but turns out it is literally what it says on the cover & very much my genre of bleepy bloopy. Also, turns out he's my boss boss boss boss boss' brother - tenuous celebrity connection?!
Another band heard of but never knew what they were about. Turns out partly French.
Thought I'd be nostalgia biased but no actually. And his voice really isn't that great. Still really like Oh Yoko though, what a ditty.
Humpty Dumpty was a big fat egg. Shouty. Funky. Samples.
Not for me
Never really liked the verve, still don't. Obvious parallels with other moany overblown music of the same era.
Seems i should have listened to lyrics. Not as avant garde as I thought it might be
Fun cock rock
Turns out I like dolly and country. Prefer the jingle jangles to the ballads but I got played a lot extra so not sure what's on album
Very rnb. Cover is so familiar even though I never owned it.
I think he thinks he's a freak? The Linkin / System side of me doesn't find this as bad as I thought I would. The singing not exactly melodic but the riffs are OK. The lyrics not the most savoury but enjoy 'warm as a mitten' in a sexual context.
Drugs much? Wouldn't listen to again
Average. Would it get any kudos if it wasn't an ex beatle?
What the the fuck is this shit? Made a bad mood a million times worse.
Would like to listen again. Had some definite bops.
Wall to wall bangers 🤘
Did everyone get this album today?!?!?
Even reading the lyrics I didn't get what was going on. Smoking spliff, hos, the usual. Don't get the hype but enjoy the beat.
Cosy. Would listen to again in front of open fire. Found the cover pleasantly evocative
Dawson's Creek vibez
Was willing to give a 3 at first but somewhat boring
More bland lounge music. These guys would be nothing without Todd Terry.
Dug out a mini disc for this, therefore familiarity bias. The riffs save it over 'singing' or lyrics
It's fine. I guess you had to be there.
Finally, after umpteen Beastie Boys and Talking Heads, my first Beatles! Familiarity bias. Even Yellow Submarine.