Wow…. what a first. I was expecting something I didn’t know front to back. I’ve always really enjoyed this album. This was before any bias, so pure…… Frankly, Mr. Shankly is one of my favorites. I Know It’s Over is absolute shit. So it Cemetery Gates. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others is a Ladywriter by Dire Straits rip off. Maybe this album is actually not good. It’s not bad, but I really only like about half the songs.
Super excited to listen. Gaye’s been on my list of artists to explore more. Fingers crossed it’s good! The first 10 seconds of the title track are so overplayed it -almost- hurts the integrity of the song. If I Should Die Tonight is the showstopper on this. Absolutely fantastic. Just To Keep You Satisfied is good, too. Overall, I wouldn’t turn this album off, but don’t plan to purchase or re-listen anytime soon. Some of the songs were a little too smooth for me.
Is this a compilation? The panning on this first track is nearly unbearable. Mad Man and The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime are ok. I should like this, I guess, but it’s boring, bloated and overdone. Forgettable and unoriginal.
Cool! Been wanting to listen to them, perfect time to start. You could probably play Leb’Wohl at a yoga studio. Hero is what I’m talking about. There is a definite difference between sides 1 and 2. I really liked side 2 and especially the drumming. I don’t know if it has a name - not the motorik beat. I’ll have to listen to the other albums now :-)
There are 1001 albums and I keep getting recommended albums I’ve heard!! Not a bad thing, just odd. I don’t know if I’ve listened to this from start to finish, it might be too much. Heresy and March of the Pigs still slap. The real beauty in this album is listening to it from start to finish in one setting and really taking in all the sounds and emotions that Reznor sculpts. Hard to listen to, but rewarding at the same time.
Really great listen with tons of classics. The highlight is definitely Redding’s vocals. Enjoyed listening, would put it on, but not the most mind blowing, impactful record I’ve heard. At least not personally. I think it’s because these songs are just cultural staples, we’ve heard them so many times it’s easy to become jaded. But taking time to sit down and hear the emotion in his voice is something special.
I wish I had some really thoughtful, critical thing to say. All I can think is this is a damn fun album. Great great great!!!
Where did my review go? Basically, this is a boring, unoriginal and lifts so much it’s unbearable to listen to.
Never really listened to anything like this before, really fantastic! Really great beat and horns that just loop and drive without tiring. Lyrics to Zombie stood out, so I did some research. I feel like this is the type of music that has so much more impact with background - or using it as a way to educate. You can hear so many things that influenced so much music. I enjoyed this one :-)
Oh, fuck this. This wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Blowin’ in the Wind and Don’t Think Twice are truly fantastic songs. I suppose there is something to be said about a dude, a guitar and a harmonica being enough for a song. I didn’t really notice the lyrics and the ones I did weren’t particularly insightful, probably because I’m listening to this nearly 60 years later. Overall, I found it to be boring background music until the damn harmonica came in and steamrolled everything in the most annoying way. Like, Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance is kind of fun until the fucking harmonica just BLARES. No desire to listen to this again. This album is for boring softies.
This was a fun listen. I’m still not 100% sure how I feel about it. I think that’s because it plays with so many sounds and styles. I’d listen again from front to back for sure. Totally different feel from The Jam as Paul Weller intended. But still rooted in great songwriting and creativity.