what? who? why? WTF is this? If anyone recommends the Tiffids to you, tell them to fuck off.
what? who? why? WTF is this? If anyone recommends the Tiffids to you, tell them to fuck off.
OK, I know I've bitched about the anglocentricity of this whole project. So I shouldn't complain too much when they branch out to something different. But damn, this sucks.
Mumbly fucking boring hip hop. And the album just goes on and on.
It's like someone drilling into my forehead. Make it stop.
So damn good. The beats, the socially conscious lyrics, the talent. They hype man with a giant clock necklace. Great hip hop album all around
Practically every song is a super-hit of the 70s / early 80s. Definitely feels like you're watching a movie from the era. The nostalgia factor is there and I could definitely see adding several of these songs to a dinner party playlist. In general, though, it's not something I'd listen to regularly
Who?? Never heard of this band. Maybe because brit pop is not my jam. From the first note I could tell this would be a slog. "There She Goes" is the big hit on this album. Recognizable and a good toe tapper. Otherwise... why is this on the list?
Very enjoyable blues album. Very cool how many legends played with Maytall. His vocals are so so but still a good album overall
Echoey/reveby vocals. Somewhat psychedelic. Not all that punk, given they came from the british punk scene but I definitely hear it in the guitars. OK but not something I'd seek out
Such a fun, funky, folksy album. Love the mashup of bluegrass, funk, country, blues. It's no wonder people followed them all over the country
hmm... some 1960s brit pop. There are some great lyrics and themes but the music is all just so saccharine.
I could have died without listening to this album
Quite a bit more enjoyable than I anticipated. There's a sonic diversity here and just fun songs.
some pretty sick beats and a couple classics but overall pretty sophomoric
It was okay. A bit too mid 60s folk for my taste. Had a few catchy songs though
From mellow somewhat relaxing background music to annoying pins pops and buzzes. Sometimes I enjoyed it or at least didn't hate it
Some toe tappers, maybe a song or two I might dance to if I was drunk at a wedding or something. Otherwise... not my thing
How did I miss Frank Black back in the day?
What a classic. Great rapping, beats. The themes haven't aged well but it's still fun to listen
Solid alt country album. I'll listen again
Was a weird album. Then I read the wiki and get why. My heart already belongs to one psychedelic 60s rock icon who was certifiably insane and institutionalized. I don't need another. This guy didn't even mention 2 headed dogs once
I love this stripped down, acoustic Springsteen. The imagery of these songs are all so vivid. Beautiful album
Their spotify and wiki info has so many genre descriptions. IDK what to call these guys. Hadn't ever heard of them prior but really enjoyed the entire album. Great find.
One of those genres I practically never listen to yet every time I do, I love it. Listened to this and then just kept listening to the mix that followed all day long. Such uplifting music
A lot of the same trance-y, etherial qualities of the earlier stuff but just didn't hold the same punch. Wasn't listening critically here but just felt watered down. Still decent.
Wilco is one of those bands Some rocking alt-country, almost akin to Drive By Truckers on some songs. I see them drifting into more indi-rock on some songs, but overall I really enjoyed this album.
I've always loved The Band for their super-hits I knew but haven't really delved into their catalog. Similar to the Dead, they're a funky romp - country, blues, folk, rock, all mixed together. I didn't really love everything on this album but it was a great listen.
Not the Ray Charles I was expecting. Much more of a big band, orchestral sound than his bluesy, R&B big hits I'm familiar with. I prefer the latter but this was still good.
Hell yeah, this was some great country-funk from Elvis. Loved the backing band on this album. And there were some classics on it as well.
Unique. I like a lot of it but it's not sub-genre of punk I'm excited about. Probably should have listened to the lyrics harder
sitars and flutes and chanting over a bunch of clicks and pops. I can appreciate the incredible effort that went into producing this album but damn, this is not my thing
Great country music album. Classic
A lot more enjoyable than much of the pop rock from the same era. A bit bluesier, grittier, heavier.
upbeat brit-pop with a 60s vibe. Pretty good
wow, this doesn't strike me as anything that would have come from the early 70s. Way ahead of its time. I'll be checking out more Faust.
the superhits are pretty great - Perfect Day, Walk on the Wild Side. But, in general, this album is just kind of annoying to me. Part of me wants to be generous and give it a 3 for those classics. But I won't
Some 90s trip-hop. It was ok. I was never really that into Tricky back in the day and am still not.
I really wanted to like this at first. It started off feeling like some kind of proto-punk rock. But generally devolved into... something else. Meh
It's like someone drilling into my forehead. Make it stop.
Is this really a 5 or am I giving it that rating because of nostalgia and it's really a 4? Who cares, this album is great. More polished and mainstream than Badmotorfinger and, thus, not my favorite but still really solid.
Why is this in the mix? Some album that Genesis squeezed in between tours that "Critics and the band themselves have given mixed opinions" about? They have so many other albums. Anyway, there's some interesting stuff here but ultimately it's nothing I'm going to go back to.
This was even better than I remember it being. Courtney Love was such an amazing front woman.
Morrison's vocals made them such a standout for the era. Love his rough edges on their psychedelic sound. So much organ too
QOTSA are one of those bands that's been around my entire adult life and I've never really listened to them outside of what's played on the radio and going to one of their shows once. I've never been in love with Josh Holmes's vocals. They're almost too melodic against that hard rocking sound. But all in all, this is a really great album and I'll be listening to more of their stuff as well as going back to Kyuss.
spacey 80s brit pop. Noooope.
ehhh... it was ok.
There are some great songs on here, some classics. But all in all this whole album feels terribly dated and boggles the mind that this is what catapulted Tina's solo career - that she was performing to world record sized audiences shortly after its release.
early 90s indie rock/pop. It's alright but not anything I'd recommend.
Some great metal classics. Also some bullshit... "Red, White & Blue" for instance. But you have to love that NWOBHM!
Kind of a weird, interesting album. Not really sure how to describe this band or their genre. Obviously have always been familiar with them and knew a lot of songs on the album.
At first I thought this was going to be an annoying 70s folk, singer/songwriter thing but it turned out to be a really interesting mix of folk, jazz, funk, blues. I've never heard of this guy but glad I got this album
Started out so banging. Some solid southern rock. Kind of devolved a bit into some boring early 70s rock. Some great songs on here though.
oh my god this album was stunning from end to end. Aretha's voice in unparalleled. The backing band is so tight. Every song hits you. Loved it
I made it through a few songs. She has some vocal talent and some big name collaborators but this was giving me a headache. Couldn't do it
Some really great singer/songwriter stuff. There's a reason he's a legend.
Catchy, unique sound. Might have heard so many of these songs on the radio so many times I was ready to write them off. But as a first album from some kids fresh out of high school this is really creative and impressive.
OK, no denying this is a phenomenal album and Stevie Wonder is really a musical genius. The heavy use of synthesizers, which was totally innovative. But this album is also noted as a massive influence in the direction of R&B and soul music going forward. And if I'm honest, I'd much rather listen to R&B or soul from the 50s and 60s than the 70s and 80s. The synthesizer-heavy R&B of the 80s is shit. So... great album with a terrible legacy? Shit... just listened to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" and realized that the terrible damage this album may have done to R&B ushered in some classics of the 80s and deserves some credit.
So damn good. The beats, the socially conscious lyrics, the talent. They hype man with a giant clock necklace. Great hip hop album all around
I've always listened to Bowie's earlier eras of music - though, of course, I've heard this album or at least many of the songs on it. This is an interesting transition from the earlier, glam stuff. I love the moody, atmospheric stuff on here. Seems fitting for the soundtrack of Bladerunner. It's a great album that continues to show Bowie's musical depth
Classic! Just listened through this album for the first time in ages a couple weeks ago. Alice in Chains were so great because they were a grungier, more metal inspired grunge band from the era. All these songs take me back.
Weird, etherial, funny. Totally original. I'd never really listened to the Flaming Lips until Yoshimi but I'd listened to this album at that time. I waffle between a 3 and 4 on this one. My tastes have shifted over the past 20 years and I'm less into the band as I once was.
What a fucking insane debut album. Just drops trou and shits on all the 60s pop rock of the day. So bluesy. Rocks so hard. Amazing.
I was prepared to hate this album because... it's Coldplay. But it was ok. Not terrible. Probably deserves a 3 by my typical rating standards but I have to take into account the fact that this album unleashed another 20 years of bland, approachable, radio-friendly shit
this is really interesting. You can hear and feel the foundations of metal in this album but the vocals still sound more like late 60s rock'n'roll. Definitely breaking through into something new. I will listen to more Deep Purple
I just can't do modern R&B. It started shitting the bed in the 70s and there's not much in the genre that's appealed to me since then.
These guys were/are just an incredible band. I've kind of written them off over the past 10 years or so but listening to this earlier stuff always makes me so happy. Crazy that it took 6 albums before they had a real mainstream breakout. They ground it out as a small time act for a long time. Now I have to go back and listen to the previous 5 albums
2 tracks in and I know I'm giving this a 5 star rating. Golden era of hip hop right here. I listened to Black Sheep in the early 90s but didn't know about all the other Native Tongue groups until several years later. The downside of amazing music coming out when you're still in middle school living in a small town.
Here's one of those bands whose name I've heard throughout the years and I couldn't name a song of theirs to save my life. Indie low-fi, with a distinct 60's pop/folk vibe to many of their songs. It's not bad, it's just not very compelling to me.
Another Tribe album! 2 in 3 days. Another phenomenal album. Love this jazzy hip hop. Not quite as much as their first album but still great stuff.
It was alright. A few mega-hits I've heard a million times before. It's a little too folky, a bit too much harmonized vocals for my taste. But ok, overall.
When I read the band's description and learned that one of the guys was Ross the Boss from Manowar I wanted to give them a really high score. I love the idea that they were taking the piss out of all the rock bands at the time and that they really laid the groundwork for the wave of punk bands to come. But in the end, I was just so so on the music.
A great mix of classic rock and latin sounds. No surprise why Santana became a legend. I enjoyed it but it wasn't something I'll really go back to.
I feel like this should be a guilty pleasure but I really am not even that guilty. This is just a damn good rock album.
The fact that Spotify calls out this artist or songs from this album are featured on One Tree Hill and Everwood soundtracks from the era speaks volumes. Bland pop rock that could be played at the poignant moments of some low-brow teen drama is exactly what this seems written for.
Nope. Now I have a headache.
First, I didn't really listen to the lyrics so this is really a score on the music and sound of her voice. I'm sure I'm missing out in that regard, given how her wiki speaks to her poetic nature. Second, given the historical importance of this album breaking open a market for female singer songwriters, I gave this album an extra star. That said, there was nothing about this album that appealed to me.
Love this alternative hip-hop from the late 80s and early 90s. Great beats, jazzier, super positive messages. This is a lot like the Native Tongues, which I love.
it's interesting. Definitely a detour from the music of the time. Not my favorite but it was ok.
upbeat, early punk. More poppy with a touch more 60s garage rock than the Sex Pistols but clearly of the same era. Was obviously familiar with "Teenage Kicks" but didn't know any of the other stuff.
I really struggle with how to rate these guys. Steven Malkmus's whiny vocals sometimes annoy the shit out of me and his guitar work often sounds too jangly and off key. But on the flip side there are some great songs on this album and I find myself toe tapping throughout. So... 3.5 leaning toward 4 I guess.
Listened to these guys a bit in high school. It was always for the novelty of it and that a friend loved them, not that I really thought they were amazing. Listening 25 years later, I can hear a lot of their influence in music I listen to today, like synthwave. I find myself bobbing my head to the music. But I still don't love it. It's just ok.
What a time capsule. I really enjoyed this. Not much else to say
Just not something I've ever been excited to listen to.
This is one of those bands I really loved as a kid but now that I'm older my tastes have drifted a bit. So I feel a little guilty giving it an average rating but... it just doesn't do it for me like it used to.
what? who? why? WTF is this? If anyone recommends the Tiffids to you, tell them to fuck off.
Son of a Preacher Man is an excellent song. Who doesn't love it. The rest of the album... meh. None of that same energy. She's a great vocalist but this album didn't really hook me. 3 stars just because of SOAPM.
Meh... 60s folk rock. No thanks.
A good album but not nearly as great as her first, IMO. Feels much more over produced. Has more of a pop sentiment and is less soulful. Still... she's pretty amazing.
somewhat boring, 70s rock background music. What's special here?
It was a jazz album. I don't know a lot about jazz but it didn't seem remarkable. The wiki had zero info so I'm guessing there's no real story behind this album.
first time i've listened to any other Pulp besides Common People. IDK why I haven't listened to more of them. Maybe I'll dig deeper
When you look at KISS you expect them to be really heavy but really, it's just some fun, approachable, 70s hard rock. It's nothing spectacular. If it weren't for their image, I can't imagine they would have become as big as they did. But I enjoyed listening.
When this started out I was thinking \"oh no, not another 60s folk rock album\" but this one really surprised me. Elements of jazz, blues, funk, country. It's quirky and interesting. I kept thinking it was over and Spotify had moved on to a new artist or album but it was the same album.
discordant, jangly, whiny. This era of experimental/glam/art music has never really done it for me.
I'm never really sure what to make of Rush. I don't love it but it's definitely interesting.
A cool concept with some great songs mixed in... but man did it really start to get tedious. I was ready for this one to be over by the time Tommy got his senses back.
Love this lo-fi, garage rock meets pop sound. Haven't listened to the Strokes in a long time and am having fun digging back into this era and genre.
Great band. Not sure why this album made the list and not one of their previous two but whatever. Still enjoyed it.
It's cute how controversial this was. Elvis had a great voice. I enjoyed most of the songs.
90s electronic/dance music. Nooope
Hotel California is the one really good song on this album. I'm sure if I paid more attention to the lyrics I'd enjoy the album more but most of the songs just don't have much energy and feel rather bland. Listening to "Already Gone" from a previous album and thinking, why doesn't Hotel CA have more upbeat, country rock songs like this? Why is this one of the biggest selling albums of all time?
Some of this was blah, 70s folky shit. But there were some decent tunes. Bit of a surprise
A couple of great classics. Otherwise, it was kind of white noise
Quite a few big hits on this album. Really enjoy the spacey, new-wavey sound mixed with rock. Never listened to a full Car album before.
Enjoyed more than the last Dusty album I rated. More energy. Feels even more soulful. Dusty's the original blue eyed soul. Like Adele before there was Adele
fuck the disco era really destroyed R&B music. I mean, this is ok. But I just can't get into it.
hmm, I really thought I was going to enjoy this album. I feel like maybe there was a time when I listened to Ozomatli and liked them. This just feels like a mashup of the least interesting latin music and hip hop. It's upbeat and poppy and boring
Some great old-school raggae from the 70s. This is when raggae was particularly good.
Love Bowie. The mega-hits, Young Americans and Fame, from this album are hits for a reason. Most of this album leaned way in on the saxophone and just didn't really really grab me. This feels like a transition period away from the early 70s glam phase to something more inspired by disco maybe? Not as good as the previous handful of albums.
Love the garage rock revival that the White Stripes helped to popularize. These guys are phenomenal
British isle folk rock... At times it felt like a UK version of Stringsteen, just not nearly as good. Then there were the flutes.
\m/ Fuck yes. I've loved this whole album since I bought it from a BMG catalog when I was maybe 13. Had no knowledge of who Sabbath was or how influential they were. Just thought it sounded cool based on the description. So much of what I love now wouldn't exist if it weren't for this band. Goddamn they are so good
Man I don't really like jazz. It's some OK background noise but nothing I'd choose to listen to.
Great rock album. Chalk full of classics.
it's some hiphop. by Kanye. Fuck that guy. But other than that, it's listenable
fun, late-70s punk. Nothing particularly remarkable and worth listening to.
kind of spacey, experimental, jazzy. It's alright I guess.
thump thump, beep beep, doopity doopity doop...
this is crazy. 8th album and the youngest of the band was still a teenager. Wow. This is pretty cool how orchestral this is vs. the teen pop of their previous hits. You really hear that Phil Specter wall of sound going on. Good album. Still doesn't get a great rating as I'm not in love with the genre but nice to listen to and learn some history of the Beach Boys at the same time.
kind of a one hit wonder but a fun pop-punk album nonetheless.
Another amazing debut album. Never really thought about it much before but as distinctive as Jimi's voice was, it wasn't really that great. He was a guitarist, first and foremost. But he made it work and really crushed this album.
fuck... 70s prog rock, double disc, concept album... why? None of these songs are even a Genesis hit. They have good songs. Why this album? To be fair, I only made it about 6 songs and switched back to listening to Visigoth. But fuck this shit.
3 songs. I made it 3 songs. It was like having nails driven into my skull. What sadistic monster put this album on the list?
Super fuzzy, psychedelic, blues rock. Yeah, this is my jam. This is what this project is about for me: discovering the bands and albums that had huge influence, even if they weren't that commercial successful themselves.
What a fun, energetic album. Incredible debut, especially considering the band were pretty much just kids.
kind of bluesy, kind of a country funk, Grateful Dead sound on some of it. Not bad but it wasn't earth shattering
When it comes to hip hop, this era of jazz influenced, socially-conscious groups is tops for me. I love many of the other Native Tongues groups but have never really listened to the Jungle Brothers for whatever reason. I don't find them to be as compelling as De La, Tribe, or Black Sheep but it was still pretty good.
Again, some album that no one has ever heard. Are they picking the most obscure albums from some of the biggest names just to make sure you listen to them? To be fair, early 80s Paul Simon sucks anyway. Muzak with falsetto vocals.
Noooooo... Paul Simon 2 days in a row?? WTF? But to be fair this album is way better than his solo shit from the 80s. Still a lot of folky 60s garbage I could really do without but the mega-hit, Mrs. Robinson, was welcome and there were a couple other tracks I enjoyed.
Man, that riff that starts Cinnamon Girl... The vocals that come in are off-puttingly mild. That said... damn this is a good album. More filthy guitar on Down by the River and Cowgirl in the Sand.
I feel like Danzig and Morrissey are long lost twins, where one is a total whiny pussy and the other one fucking kicks ass. OK Danzig is kind of a whiny pussy too but at least he croons to metal.
I feel like I *should* enjoy this music more than I do. But it's just kind meh for me. I don't love the big band stuff, with the exception of the latin big bands. Her vocal are great but stylistically it doesn't grab me.
oof, that was some bullshit early-80s pop. Yay, Steve, you played all the instruments on this album and it still sucked.
What a classic. I had this CD when I was 13 or so. It kind of makes me sad that grunge and "alternative" music played such a big role in this genre of music becoming less popular. I was totally one of those kids who absolutely loved metal but within a couple years wasn't really listening to it anymore.
Made it through a bit more than the first 20 min. track. I know Miles Davis is talked about like he's the pinnacle of coolness but some people but... I really just don't like jazz.
Totally holds up! Love you Björk
Great live album. I generally don't prefer live albums (which is weird because I love going to shows) but this one is fantastic. Not only is the recording really solid but it showcases Cash's magnetic stage presence.
Hmm... the two hits, Wild World and Father and Son, are both decent songs. But in the end this album is pretty tedious.
Wow, this makes me happy. I haven't listened to this album in decades. I used to listen to my dad's vinyl copy over and over as a kid. I still anticipate a skip about 1 min in on "I'm So Tired" where his record was scratched. I wasn't sure if this would hold up for me. In general, I don't love the Beattles. But there is so much to love about this album and it's not all nostalgia. So many of the songs have a heaviness, a gritty, bluesy feeling. Then some are just weird and goofy. It's a really fun album
I've never really explored JSBE. Every once in a while I hear one of their songs and think "damn, why didn't I ever listen to these guys." This whole album was like that.
I was a nice listen. Obviously heard a few things from the album. I feel like the mystique around Jeff Buckley has less to do with his talent or the quality of this one release and more to do with the fact that he died young and fans are left wondering what he could have been.
I'm not really sure how to classify this music. IDK, it's not for me.
It was ok, not really that cool. I still don't prefer jazz
Some great songs. Sloop John B has been a favorite of mine for years.
Man, early 70s prog rock can lick my butthole.
oof.. what is this shit? this can also lick my butthole.
I knew I'd been served a shit sandwich 3 seconds in. Made it a handful of songs in but the repetitive clicks and pops were giving me a headache so I had to give up.
Not the best Bowie album I've listened to but some strong Glam Bowie hits in there. Enjoyed
I don't think this one lives up the their previous album, The Bends, but it is still very solid. These guys are so unique. I really don't know why I've never listened to them all that much... except for the Pablo Honey CD I bought in middle school.
Yes! I haven't listened to this in so long. I went through a short blaxploitation film kick in high school that introduced me to 60s/70s soul music. This album is a masterpiece, even if the film really wasn't.
As I was listening to this I forgot it was one of my 1001 assignments and said to myself "what the fuck is this?" At which point I knew I was going to give this album a shitty rating...
Two Eno albums on here? Really? I feel about the same now as I did before.
Damn this is really great album. A couple stinkers but overall I loved it.
Never really listened to QL before. Definitely a great example of late 80s hip hop. Loving the Prince Paul / KRS One production here. Also pretty cool the feminist lyrics at a time (is that time past yet...?) when hip hop was brutally misogynistic. Glad I got this one
A name I've known forever but couldn't have named one of her songs. Sounds a lot like Patti Smith (which I later discovered to be her first Fans Also Like artist in spotify. Not my every day listening but I enjoyed it.
eh... it was ok
I'm not in the cult of Leonard Cohen but I don't dislike him. This album is interesting and weird. I feel like it's from a David Lynch film or something. I feel like I should give it another listen.
I don't actively dislike this music. It's just kind of sleepy and boring. It's what should be on in the background of a dimly lit restaurant. Nothing you actually listen to, it just sets the mood subconsciously.
it's funny that this is their creative breakout album, where they finally wrestled some creative control away from the producer and played all the instruments for themselves. It's not really fun and it just sounds like any old pop/rock/folk band from 1967. Not all of it is terrible but they really should have just stayed as an boy band with no creative control.
Some classic Willie renditions of even more classic songs. In the end, if I'm listening to Willie I'll take the outlaw cowboy stuff over pop covers. But it was ok.
IDK if this album was less interesting than Innervisions or if I just wasn't in the mood but it didn't really hook me. Weird that this list has Wonder's 16th AND 17th studio albums. Was that era of his life *really* that important?
French male cabaret singer? Or... IDK. Apparently this guy is a big deal.
plodding and grumbly. Sad carnival music maybe? It's like if that HBO show, Carnivale, had a musical talent they would cut away to between scenes, it would be this. OK, that's not totally fair, there are some upbeat songs like "Down down down" but otherwise I guess you really have to pay attention to the lyrics for this to resonate?
huh, I didn't know there was a pre Red Red Wine UB40. Not bad. Some chill, reggae vibes. Socially conscious lyrics about being ashamed to be British. Ok UB40, you're alright...
gotta love this gritty, bluesy sound. Great album
hell yeah, this album kicks ass. I've listened to 4 more Motorhead albums today. They're such an interesting band because they really defy categorization with other bands of the time. They got lumped into the NWOBHM but they're just... different. And awesome
Spacey and etherial. I've never really been a fan but I could see why it might appeal. 3 stars cause it's interesting, even if I don't love it.
Proto-butt rock! Sounds like Bon Jovi at times. AC/DC at other times. Throw in a little Motley Crue. This is some serious nostalgia shit right here. It's corny but I love it.
Kind of hard not to give this a decent review if only for the massive amount of nostalgia around 90% of the songs. And to be fair, there's a lot of cool, interesting stuff going on here.
The super hits like Sweet Emotion and Walk this Way are really great songs. There's a reason they're super hits. And Round and Round spoke to me. But the rest was just kind of ok. Not super impressive. This might be the first time I've listened to an Aerosmith album from start to finish.
Nah... no thanks. 80s brit pop is not for me. I thought maybe I'd have heard the most popular song on this album (also the band's most listened to song overall) and I've never heard it. This band belongs in the dust bin of history.
Love a good murder ballad. Really love a whole record of them. I'm kind of so so on Nick Cave most of the time. Some of his stuff is great, some doesn't really impress. But I had a good time with this album.
Funny, I saw his name and thought \"I know him\" only to realize I don't think I've ever listened to Tim Buckley. Pretty sure I was confusing him with Jeff. Anyway, I have no idea why this guy has a cult following. WTF is this?
Who? What is this? Meh...
oh, I never knew who sang "Just a Gigolo". This is kind of like the cuban big band stuff for me. It's raucous and fun. The musicians are legit. The sound is so big and brassy... and for some reason I never listen to it. I'm dumb.
It's a good rock album. Some big hits mixed in with some filler. I like Tom Petty but wasn't amazed by this album.
I've never heard a single song from this album. Based on the wiki, this was the Beach Boys attempt to rebrand themselves and be more relevant to the times. At times that feels really forced and ham fisted. At other times the songs are just ok.
LOL, I think all the spotify plays on this album came from the 1001 album generator! I understand this was really important to a lot of people but I couldn't make it very far.
it was an ok pop album
Mellow kind of dreamy, British rock. Not abrasive or challenging in any way but not so vapid and bland as contemporaries like Cold Play. Started stronger than it finished but overall, not bad...
Fuck... I guess I kind of enjoyed this. It's not good, but it's pretty catchy. Definitely some guilty pleasure shit. Real time capsule from my early 20s. Not anything I ever listened to then but you really couldn't avoid these guys - their music was everywhere.
Cool to hear the very beginnings of punk taking shape. You can hear how the genre progressed from here while at the same time hearing the contemporary glam, hard rock and other sounds.
I can see how they were championed by Peter Gabriel. Kind of bland, synthy, early 80s pop. I swear the editors of 1001 must be predominantly 50-60 something Brits throwing up albums that no one outside of the UK has heard and who have minuscule followings
Mumbly fucking boring hip hop. And the album just goes on and on.
this would get higher marks from me if Jonathon Richman's voice wasn't so blah and monotone. He has character and some charisma and isn't the only lead singer with zero range. Kind of an indie-pop Iggy Pop? But it all starts to sound the same. The band is great, I like the songs. But Richman...
ehh.. I want to like it but it's harmonizing folk from the 60s. Some of it is decent.
God damn, Janis was good. I never knew which of her hits were actually part of Big Brother and the Holding Company vs. solo. But there are some big time classics on this album. And you've got to love this album cover.
I have never heard any of the songs on this album. Some have less than 100k listens on spotify. For all wiki says about this being a wildly successful album and it earning them a grammy, has this been lost to all but the super fans? Only their previous super hits get play any radio play? Anyway, this is one of those gems I do this for. From the first notes I knew this album would crush it.
Some great songs on this album... and some duds. Not a bad listen
Some 90s trip-hop, pop, indian/world music thing. Some of the songs were really great and almost bumped my score up but then some were just painfully bad and pulled it back down again.
Another one of those bands on here who I've heard of forever but never listened to. This album is interesting, if you had told me this was some mid-80s proto grunge band from Seattle I would have believed it, based on some of the guitars and vocals. I didn't particularly love the vocals on this one and thought this seemed pretty weak compared to some of their contemporaries. But then I went further back and listened to their first couple albums and realized this one just marked a shift in their sound. It was good but I prefer the earlier stuff a bit better.
oh man... to be at that show. God that would have been fun. For the hardest working man in show biz... this is a pretty short record though. Still amazing.
it's Abba. Talented but not something I can get excited about.
Early 60's "rock & roll". Hard to hate it because it's so bland and boring. But definitely nothing to love here. A whole bunch of sappy 2 min songs about girls and their pathetic love lives.
not bad. I don't dislike REM
I love Steve Earle. I don't love every song on this album but it's still a phenomenal debut.
badass blues man. I mean... I wouldn't write a song about having my brand on a woman but you know... different times.
IDK what this is, but I don't like it.
Love these guys. And a rock opera about the south... hell yeah!
I love how often the wiki says something along the lines of "the label didn't want to release this album..." only to have the album absolutely blow up. Music industry execs clearly suck.
Some chill indie rock. I like this alright. Pretty sure I like their previous stuff better but haven't compared.
pretty good indie-rock/americana. Didn't blow me away and I enjoyed some of the spotify mix that came after more than the album. But still, not bad.
I don't really understand the importance of this album. Kind of a modern classical thing. Nothing too challenging or impressive. A mellow, easy listen while I was working. Not going to listen to more from these guys but I was ok with the time I spent with them here.
kinda fun, fuzzy pop. I've never listened to this album but have listened to some of their other stuff. Never really got into them but they're not bad.
Made it 4 songs. Sorry, "a mix of sheer abuse and welcome diversity, for a truly challenging listening experience" wasn't for me
Great album. Went on a little long and it's not my favorite Zep album. But still. Really stong.
They lyricism is great. But it's still just an old man whispering over violin and acoustic guitars.
I always love the idea of a concept/rock opera album. But they never quite live up to the potential. Anyway, this was just background noise for me. Maybe I'd enjoy it more if I listened to the lyrics?
Bonnie Prince is so weird and wonderful. Love this album
Wow, this is really cool. Kind of a reverby, female Roy Orbison or something? IDK. I've heard of k.d lang forever but never listened to her stuff. Listened to a few more of her albums and none hit the mark quite like this one.
Solid early 70s soul.
fucking terrible. Made it 5 songs
Kicked off with some really filthy delta blues. I was thinking this was a sure 4, maybe 5. But for all the songs that totally killed it there were others that just devolved into BS late 60s psychedelia and more avant garde stuff. Not that there isn't a place for that. But it make me love the album as much as I thought I would.
OK, usually I don't care for Brit Pop. But this one is really great. I was introduced by a friend who first played me William Shatner's version of Common People and then played me the original.
Some serious radio hits along with a bunch of decent 70s hard rock. I liked it.
I understand that Roxy Music is beloved and hugely influential... but I just can't get behind avant garde art rock. It was ok but not really something I'm interested in
Some ok alternative rock / brit-pop. I listened to it yesterday and I honestly can't remember anything about it. Did hate it though
Jesus, my 3rd Leonard Cohen album. Apparently the editors of this book are in the Cult of Cohen. But really, this is alright. Peaceful acoustic guitar and interesting lyrics.
ooof... late 60s folk-rock. Nah. I thought I was going to give this 2 stars but as it drug on and I got to Moog Raga I just couldn't take it anymore.
Have heard of Wire many many times and never listened. Great punk band. Really enjoyed.
So much rock 'n' roll flute going on here. Some of the songs are pretty rocking. Some are just ok.
I think I still have this CD lying around somewhere. This is just a fun, raucous, legit rock n roll album. Such a great album and great debut.
gotta love Muddy
harmonizing 60s folk pop, psychedelic stuff. Feels like a cheap Beattles rip off at times.
used to listen to my dad's Country Joe records when I was a kid, though I'd never heard this one. Not in love with all the songs but the bluesy psychedelic thing is pretty great.
Man, I usually get more into the early 70s soul but these guys were clearly heading down a more pop-soul path that got real ugly by the end of the decade. It's not bad, it's just not as good as some of their contemporaries.
Beck's sad, breakup, singer-songwriter album! I haven't listened to this one in a long time and forgot how good it is.
Of the music from this era, this country/funk/rock/psychedelic (or whatever you'd classify The Band as) really only gets topped by Soul music. This was a solid album.
Well that's a fun album. A lot of nostalgia there. I probably still have that CD kicking around somewhere.
Jesus, I already had his 16th and 17th studio albums and now I'm getting his 15th? Someone working on 1001 had a real hard on for Stevie Wonder. Yeah yeah, he was a big deal and forever changed soul music but come on. Most of these songs put me to sleep. "Superstition" is a super hit for a reason. "Big Brother" was pretty good. But they don't make up for the rest of the album.
Talented singer/songwriter I've never heard of before. Some of these songs could be mistaken for being a part of the late 80s/ early 90s Lilith Fair crop of female singer/songwriters. Doesn't necessarily all feel like it's from the mid-70s.
I didn't think I was going to enjoy this all that much but this synthy, new wave shit is pretty fun. "Don't You Want Me" is the big hit for a reason. What a jam. The first couple songs I kept thinking, if it weren't for Kraftwerk...
you know I'm a sucker for old school soul. And a live album to boot
yowza! Those are some short songs! This was ok. Kind of fun to listen to some oldies. Pop music has always been vapid. This was no different. But Buddy Holly had a decent sound
A classic. Sure some of the themes haven't aged well and the Beasties have even apologized for them. But what a gem.
It's a pretty good album. I haven't spent much time listening to PJ Harvey before. I wasn't in love here but I could see giving her more listens
I don't love that early 90s electronica/trip hop but some of it is pretty good. This is ok
damn, this was good. Pretty sure the only song I'd heard on here was "Sweet Dreams" but the whole album was really strong
wow, I didn't know Joy Division only put out 2 albums before their singer killed himself. This is interesting. I can't say I love it and at times the tin can production on the vocals just annoys me... but it's unique and somewhat peaceful
kick ass live musician. Terrible human but whatever.
It's Bob Dylan. Some good stuff, some mumbly stuff. 3.5
interesting. I thought I was going to hate it but it was ok
Not my favorite Megadeth album but still pretty rad.
why am I loving all this 80s new wave/pop stuff so much? My 80s pop soft spot is really starting to show through this 1001 project
Pretty good. I might go back and listen to more Fiona Apple now. Weird this was chosen as the FA album you need to listen to but sure, whatever.
meh... it's U2
Kind of a mellower Band of Horses vibe. Maybe a bit of Lord Huron at moments. But not quite as good. Has that dreamy, echoey, psychedelic feel. This is one of those bands I've heard mentioned or played on KEXP a million times over the years but couldn't name one of their songs. Kind of background music for me
it's a solid early-90s, NY hiphop album. IDK if it deserves the classic of the genre status it holds but it's pretty great.
Some fun, toe tapping songs. A lot of stuff that sounds like some real white guy soul. Great musicianship. Overall not a bad album to start the day to.
I thought this would be some fun nostalgia (and on some songs it was) but really... this band kind of sucks. Having a one armed drummer whose beats are, understandably, simplistic didn't help them. 3 is pretty generous.
I enjoyed this album and the themes Public Enemy tackles are so much better than a LOT of their contemporaries. In the end I've never been incredibly into their delivery.
Another one of those bands whose name I know and who have a few songs that I'm familiar with but don't really know them all that well. I enjoyed this. Went back and listened to their earlier, more punk stuff. As much as I think I prefer that, it shows how, on this record, the band is growing trying new things, stylistically.
guttural screamy metal isn't really my fav. I used to love these guys when i was a kid but now, I can really pass on them.
some kind hipster, indie music from the 70s. Sounds a lot like some bands from now but I can't put my finger on who. Anyway, it wasn't too bad.
Jesus. Fucking. Christ. I've had his 15th, 16th, 17th... and now 18th studio album. Seriously? Out of the millions of albums in the world Stevie's streak of 4 albums (or is it more?? Am I going to get his 19th and 20th too??) released in his early 20s are somehow in the top 1001? This project is fun but the more shit like this happens the more I think that book is trash. On to the album review... it was ok. Some great songs. Drug on a bit longer than necessary. Starts to all blur together, with the exception of some of the bigger hits.
Who? There are so many better country music female vocalists we could be celebrating on this list.
Kinda fun, jangly 60s pop. Definitely a number of mega hits
Pixies are a hard one to place, stylistically. Great album
it was good. Not as good as the first but still pretty rad
Donovan has some really sick songs. A couple of his super-hits are on this album and they're great. But unfortunately, a lot of the fill in between is a bunch of annoying mid-60s hippy shit with flutes and sitars. Not that it's all bad, just not great. I wanted to give this album a higher score.
Wow, a 3rd Public Enemy album. I mean, I know they're influential but there are a LOT of other hip hop acts that were hugely influential. But... that album is pretty rad.
Had some friends tell me I should go back and give Kate Bush a listen a couple years ago. Then Cloudbursting was used in an episode of The Handmaid's Tale and I finally listened to this album and was really digging it. Then the whole Stranger Things thing happened and it blew the fuck up. Glad she got a bunch of new fans. She deserves them.
oh man, I probably still have this CD in a big ass case logic filled with all the music I bought in middle and high school. I loved these guys. Saw them at least once at a festival. In general, this genre really doesn't hold up well for me but this album and band have so much nostalgia I have to give it a decent score. I find myself "singing" along to the boops and beeps
oof... a Bee Gees concept album from when they were a 60s folk band? Nahh. Didn't make it through.
early 60s pop. Better than most... but still early 60s pop....
pretty good 70s era hard rock. I find myself hearing a lot of this in bands listen to now that are going for that throwback sound
oh man, Sleater-Kinney... I remember working at a film post-production facility in Seattle in the early 2000s. Almost all my co-workers were uber hipsters (mostly great people but committed to the hipster/filmmaker lifestyle). My boss absolutely worshipped Sleater-Kinney. He was my least favorite person there and maybe colored my impression of them. It's been 20 years so maybe I can give them a fair shake now.... Not bad
LOVE this album
Great album all the way through. I never really listened to this one before (outside of the radio hits) as it came out when I was a bit too young. I had some of their later albums though.
cool album. I was introduced to this from Heroin being on The Doors movie soundtrack. Can definitely see how ahead of the times they were.
Oh man, another one of the bands I got introduced to by my awesome, music loving, hipster co-workers in the early 2000s. This used to be on heavy rotation in the office. Love the lush sound - the strings, horns, unique and peaceful vocals. Great album
He was pretty great. RIP
Awesome debut. Infectiously fun, uptempo album.
There's some of this that I really like but I can't stand vocals like this. Very torn between a 1 and a 2.
ah another blast from the past. Pretty sure I have this CD still. This was the jam in the summer of 93 or 94. Which is funny because, otherwise, I was totally into alt-rock, grunge, metal at the time. Now that I've listened to SO MUCH Stevie Wonder through 1001 it's unmistakable the amount of influence he had on Jamiroquai. This album is really timeless. Great funky grooves!
oh Amy, why'd you have to do it?
Decent 60s white guy soul. That album art is atrocious though
It was good, but at the end of the day it just felt like any other Radiohead album. I know it was a big deal that they self-released this album as a pay-what-you-can model, which was really historic. But that doesn't make this album any more important, musically, than their others. They have better.
ok, after a long hiatus I'm back on it. Saw this Beatles album and had a hard time starting back up. It's not that I hate 60s bubble gum pop but it's just really hard to get excited about. There are some good songs here but still.
Well, that whole album just played thru and I don't think I heard a single thing that sparked my interest. Masterpiece huh?
Never really listened to these guys before. Spotify bio compares them to their contemporaries REM. I think there's a reason only one of them blew up... they sounds pretty much the same. Two men enter, one man leaves.
it was a good bowie album. Had some of his 80s, Labyrinth vibe in it. It's only on here cause he died right after it released though.
And speaking of REM... weird. Not bad and probably not their only album on here so I won't say "that other album should be here". Oh wait, I just checked and I've reviewed them twice. Anyway, I still don't hate them but I'll never turn them on proactively.
What a great album. I know these guys are more mainstream, pop-punk than a legit punk band but I don't care. This one is fun from beginning to end.
gawd this is terrible. I thought these guys were good. Maybe just a couple of good hits? Not sure I can finish...
I didn't know what to expect here but this seemed really ahead of its time. Enjoyed
The older I get the less interested I am in Bob Dylan. This was ok but a 2 disc live album definitely starts to drag.
So. Much. Organ.
Maybe it's cause I'm still in the Christmas spirit. Maybe it's cause I've had to listen to a shit ton of really bad Christmas music the last month. Or maybe it cause Phil Spector is a genius. But damn this album deserves this score.
Another one of those bands I've never listened to a full album from. These guys were awesome. So weird yet fun and approachable. Great debut
I want to like The Velvet Underground and there are elements of their music that I really enjoy. I can see how they inspired so many things to come. But it also drags for me and I can't wait for it to be over.
I really want to like Afghan Wigs more than I do. They've got that early 90s indie rock sound that's maybe just a bit too whiny for me? IDK. They're good and I enjoyed this record but didn't love it.
Here I am writing the review 3 days after I listened and I don't really remember what I listened to. That can't be good.
I don't love Marty Robbins' delivery - his voice is a little too polished or something for me. But damn, there are some amazing story songs here.
I really want to give this a chance. I've bitched plenty that this list is clearly the work of UK and US critics elevating British and American bands at the expense of so many acts from around the world. I also get that this woman was a really big deal in Brazil. But damn... it's just some obnoxious synthy, disco-era sounding, smooth jazz, pop.
I don't listen to a lot of hip hop, but when I do... I want it to be hip hop like this. Love this era. Whether it's the more socially conscious stuff like Tribe or street-wise Wu it's just too damn good. boom
I don't listen to a whole lot of electronic dance music. I was only vaguely aware of who Justice were. But damn... this is really fun stuff. These guys are great!
I had a bit of trepidation going into this. Mid-60s folk/rock act... sheesh, those usually do nothing for me. But this guy is really a lot more country/blues than folk. I think Sweet Cocaine was my favorite. Solid album.
Never listened to a full Elton John album before this project. He's really an incredible musician and pretty much all his songs are catchy. I thought I'd only heard his super hits but then you listen to an album and they're ALL super hits LOL
some cool punk-ish British music. I liked it alright.
whoa, I have that exact same parka Paul Simon is wearing on the album cover. I stole it from a thrift store when I was 16 and, while I haven't worn it regularly in about 20 years, I can't bear to get rid of such a rad parka. That's all I have to say about this album. ok, Me and Julio is a pretty great song.
I'm sure they were wildly influential on the genre. But not on me.
Early 90s British dance/electronica with sitars and didgeridoos and shit. Woo fun. I swear this list was made by a bunch of 50-something Brits who came of age listening to this garbage.
After a couple of British electronic/dance albums, this was a bit of a palette cleanser, even if I've never been the biggest VH fan. And yeah, this album is ok but it's certainly not the best example of rock in the early/mid 80s whether or not you think Van Halen are rock gods.
Sure, Relax is pretty good, classic 80s song about sucking dick that has a lot of nostalgic value. I enjoyed that. But the title track is a painfully long 13:40 and it's chock full of barely passable covers. I've been really into some of the stuff I got from this era but Frankie didn't really do it for me.
I didn't realize that bad ass soul music like this was still getting made this far into the 70s. Curtis Mayfield is a fucking national treasure.
Solid indie rock album. Takes me back.
when I saw this I was like "Gary who?" But as soon as I realized it was the Cars guy I was pretty stoked. This was a fun album. Love that synth pop, new wavey stuff and have never heard any of Numan's other work.
gaaaahhhh... mid-60s folk. Noooooo
Never heard of these guys before. Some decent 60s psych rock. Songs like The Hungry Intruder and The Journey were solid.
god that was terrible. I may never get a boner again.
Alright, Marvin Gaye is legend. Dude has some amazing songs. But this doesn't really scratch that soul itch for me. It's late enough in the 70s that good soul has been replaced with smooth jazz. Compare this to \"Let's Get it On\" and you can hear the soul slipping away. Still... better than a kick in the balls.
Such a weird, fun, unique album. Really a slice of my past. I still have that CD floating around here somewhere. I was totally one of those people who had never heard Flaming Lips before this album, even though it was their 10th and absolutely fell in love
When I hear \"ska\" I kind of roll my eyes but I think that's the unfortunate effect of bands like the Cherry Poppin Daddies. This shit is good. Like really good.
I always kind of groan when I hear Jay Z. He seems too over-hyped, too mainstream, too... whatever. And he is. But I also kind of like his voice and a lot of the beats are great. But the content of his music is just kind of blah. There's way better hip hop out there but for some reason he's this godfather in the genre. I don't get it.
some sitar covers of known rock song. Not a bad way to start my day but nothing I'm going to seek out.
It's alright I guess. Bruce is good but this is a bit too piano heavy for me. Seems like he's going for more of an American Elton thing here. I like his dark stuff like Nebraska and Ghost of Tom Joad better
Starts off like a visit to the Korova Milk Bar and then turns into a who's who list of Elton John hits. This is a really great album
kinda jazzy, folky Brazilian music from the 70s. Meh
I was kind of stoked for an 80s new wave band I'd never heard before. And then the sax started... and just. wouldn't. stop. Not the new wave that appeals to me.
I feel like I used to have one of his albums. Listening now, it feels kind of dated. Not super impressed.
this one was definitely fun at times.
Jesus, this is good. I've obviously heard like 90% of these songs on their own since pretty much everything on this album is a super hit. But damn, this is one solid album. Also love that these guys from the East Bay were making such dirty swamp rock.
LOL, I complain that this list is too US/UK-centric but then I get a little world music and I'm like "meh..."
I like this. Never listened to these guys before
I like these guys but the vocals are bit too discordant for me to love them
there's some stuff in here that was really enjoyable but it was kind of all over the map. Eventually I got tired of it and wanted it to be done
Good I hate 80s "soul" music. It's fucking soulless. I'd forgotten their one hit, Holding Backing the Years. Not that I knew it was this band's song, just have a vague recollection of the song. It's ok, I guess
Through half this album I kept thinking, what is this boring, Beatles influenced 80s schlock. Then it got to Our House and it was like, ok, I get why this is on here, it's a great song and a classic. But the rest...? Nah. And the white dude in black face on the album cover.. Ouch
Shades of high school here. Pretty sure I have this CD laying around somewhere. This genre of music didn't age well for me. It was decent background music to work to but nothing I'm ever going to throw on.
This shit was good. I've always conflated Funkadelic with Parliament and didn't realize they were different. Really loved this bluesy rock
If nothing else these guys bring it with the band and album names. But I couldn't really get that into this album. *shrug*
There are some amazing classics on here. You Be Illin' is so good. But, throughout, I just could shake the thought that this just feels like such a relic. It has a sound that clearly comes from the early to mid 80s. Hip hop got much better just a few years later. But all in all, a fun album
Great album from the 90s. Radiohead are so good, so different, so unique. Almost amazing they became radio stars.
I do enjoy some fuzzy, psych rock. This didn't all hit for me but stuff like Suicide was very enjoyable.
man, that got kind of boring.
the album we all love to hate. OK, it sucks compared to their earlier stuff. But it's still some great metal.
First track, "what the fuck is this?" Second track, "ouch, I'm getting a headache" Third track, "ok, this dude's rapping is pretty good but why is he banging on pots in the background" Forth track, started skipping Jesus... there are 15 tracks on here? FML
I kind of rolled my eyes when I got Bob Dylan. Thought I was over him. But this was a really fun album that I'm glad I got
I'm in a good mood today. IDK if I typically give this a 4 but it just felt right this morning. So sad this band ended so soon but at least they spawned another great band.
I know everyone thinks John Coltrane is like the coolest thing ever (or at least used to). But man, jazz is just not my thing.
Nice! I've never listened to Albini's early stuff. This is is pretty great. You can hear a lot of the Shellac that was yet to come. Also hear influences like Ministry (... or did this influence Ministry??). Anyway, good fun.
IDK, I guess it was ok. I've already forgotten what it sounded like though.
That's Entertainment is a pretty good song from the era but the rest of the album is just kind of a blur. Not sure if there was anything worthwhile, nothing caught my ear
Another one that takes me back to high school. Flashbacks to 107.7 The End cranking from the boom box while I cooked pizzas in Paisano's. Was never one of those bands I sought out but when they're on they're enjoyable.
ehh.. ok I guess
this album is great. I'm really loving the 80s new wave, post-punk stuff I've been getting. All bands I've heard but never listened to full albums in their entirety
Come on Eileen is a great song and some of the other tracks on here had a similar energy. But it wasn't as tight as I hoped it would be or live up to that one hit.
Such a great parting album. Excellent production. He's old here and his voice isn't its strongest but it's really a beautiful thing
that one fell pretty flat for me.
What? The? Fuck? I made it four songs into this 2h 13m disaster and had to switch over to Kill 'Em All to cleanse that shit sandwich from my palette. What an abortion. You'd have to be into S&M to subject yourself to this in its entirety. It felt like some real self-congratulatory bullshit. "Look how big and famous and special we are. We can play with the SF Orchestra now." Eat a dick, Metallica. Oh and meanwhile, they were suing kids for downloading their songs from Napster. Dicks.
Such a great album and a terrible loss.
some early punk I'd never heard of before. Not bad
I didn't know Highway Star was Deep Purple. That song is a jam! Some serious Dazed and Confused nostalgia there. Their biggest hit, Smoke on the Water, is ok. The rest of the album is pretty good.
I read the wiki description as the first few seconds of pipe organ played and thought, "fuck me, this is going to be a train wreck."... And it was. IDK how I managed to finish this. I guess I got sucked into my morning emails enough that I just tuned it out. God I hate early 70s prog rock. It's just terrible.
it was not my favorite Ray Charles. The orchestral background and the backup vocalists really didn't do it for me. Was excited to hear his take on country and western but then he was just cover songs from that genre and making them his own, not actually playing C&W. Not that making a song your own is a bad thing, it just didn't really click for me.
that was alright. Some good r&b sound. Never heard any pre-Are you gonna go my way Kravitz
ok, not all late-70s disco, R&B, funk is bad. This is some funky shit
definitely one of those albums that I was happy to see more than half the songs weren't available on spotify. Oh darn...
Ah man, this is like a nostalgia punch in the gut. I remember buying this CD at Ameba Records when I working in LA for a couple months around 2002 or 2003. Driving around in sunny LA jamming to J5. Love the beats, the vitality, the positivity. Great hip hop record
I generally don't like live albums with 20 min long noodly versions of songs. But this album was pretty rad.
I never understood the allure of this band. Their shit really feels paint by the numbers. There were so many better bands in that era but somehow they rose to the top. That's not to say they're bad. Just kind of meh...
OK, I know I've bitched about the anglocentricity of this whole project. So I shouldn't complain too much when they branch out to something different. But damn, this sucks.
Pleasantly surprised. Expected some bullshit but enjoyed this.
I'm not saying there's no room in my heart for electro pop. One of Hot Chip's "Fans also like" in spotify is LCD Soundsystem, who I really enjoy. But this.... not so much.
fuck yes. Rocking so goddamn hard. Drums like machine guns. Guitars rip. Loved this
It was alright, I guess. Got kind of bored.
this is a great indie-rock album. Really takes me back to my early/mid-20s.
I like Rod Stewart alright. This had some redeeming moments.
Not my favorite style of old school country but this guy is pretty rad.
So god damn funky!
And the hits just keep coming! Wow, this album has some classics of the era. And some dog shiiiiiit, through the middle (Your Latest Trick, Why Worry?, Ride Across the River). Enough winners here that I enjoyed it but could have scored better if they'd trimmed a bit of fat.
I just can't. I mean, Kid Rock was bad enough. But after the whole "I'm going to go full MAGA and shoot up cans of Bud Light with an AR" thing... I just can't.
Weird... UK House on this list? Who would have expected? For a second there I was like "ok... I work with this." But after about 6 tracks I had to duck out. Just not my cup of tea
So torn between a 4 and a 5 here. It's like a 4.5 for me but I'll round up.
hell yeah, this is such a fun record. I still have this CD kicking around somewhere. I remember doing an 16mm found footage montage to Anarchy in the UK in college with bombs dropping on buildings. Wish I still had that.
so very Bjork. Weird and quirky. Not my favorite of hers but still fun to listen to after a long time.
For the first few seconds I thought this was going to be shitty, latin disco. But turned out to be a really great album.
IDK if I've ever listened to this album. I think all my Bob Marley listening was Legend. This was a great record.
another big nostalgia record. So many songs on here that I'd never heard prior to this album and, when I hear the originals, think sound weird.
it starts out really good but then after bit you realize every song starts to sound exactly the same. The guy is incredibly talented but it got tedious.
meh, should have left it to the dust bins of obscurity
ok, this is what this project is all about. I've heard the name but never listened to this band. And they're great.
interesting, I thought that Depeche Mode had been international stars years earlier, in the mid 80s. The hit singles, Personal Jesus, Enjoy the Silence, Policy of Truth are all great songs. The rest was kinda meh... 3 star for those good songs but it really deserves a 2.5
Holy shit, I've been transported back to the skate deck and I'm 9 years old! I love this. Spent most of the rest of the day listening to 80s classics
man, I was so looking forward to this but it's kind of... boring. Smooth jazz meets soul/funk. Strawberry Letter 23 is still a jam but the rest of the album is just ok.
Man this is great. Especially considering it's their debut. Incredible.
I've heard this name before. Probably heard him a bunch of times on KEXP or something. This was alright. Kind of unremarkable, spacey indie folk. Not sure how it ended up on this list. Didn't dislike it though.
"baroque pop"...? British invasion pop has become less and less appealing to me as I grow older. There are some good songs on here but this Beatles-esqe, harmonizing pop isn't my favorite genre.
OK, I was thinking "maybe I've heard the name 'Robbie William' but not totally sure." Definitely have never heard of his original band, Take That. Chalk it up to the hard-on for UK bands, maybe it'll be good.... Yeah, no. I saw that Angels had 420M plays on spotify so I figured I'd surely heard this guy. Nope. And god damn, the poppy stuff was so boring and derivative and then Angels was his slow ballad that just sounded like a really poor Elton John impression.
In the past I've been so so on Rush. Geddy Lee's voice never did it for me. But maybe my tastes are changing or maybe I just needed to listen this album. IDK but it was pretty solid.
I love a lot of the songs on this album. Jello can be an acquired taste and I get why so many people can't stand him. TBH, I liked a lot of the mix that spotify played after this album more than this but it's still a fun one. Glad it's on this list. Definitely happy to get this after that Robbie Williams bullshit.
Like I said last time, kind of a weird genre of music I can't quite put my finger on, can't quite love, but enjoy and respect their talent.
I liked it. Neil Young may have a bit of a whiney voice but I'm into that.
YES! I've never heard this band but was so nice to get some legit punk on here.
This is one of those "I've heard of this band but what songs do they do.... oh *that* song, heard that one." Mr. Soul is a jam. Wish all the songs were that good. Some decent stuff. Some dog shit, like Sad Memory. Kind of a 2.5 for me but I'll be generous.
Background music. Nothing to merit being on this list.
Phil Spector: Check out this "Wall of Sound" I created Isaac Hayes: Hold my beer... would probably give this a 5 if it weren't for stuff like Ellie's Love or Cafe Regio's. To be fair, it's a movie soundtrack and not every scene could be Shaft kicking ass. I did want to love it more than I did.
It's a good album. I don't get a raging hard on for Pink Floyd like so many do but I don't complain when they come on.
Kinda jangly and whiney and annoying at times. But decent at other times. IDK what to think of Pavement. I don't hate them but I definitely don't like them. They're like a 2.5 but I'll give them the 3 here.
Damn this is so good. Never heard this album before. IDK how you even classify Goldfrapp. Like 40s lounge singer, meets Bjork, meets Air, meets Phantomas? IDK. It's great though and pretty different from the stuff of theirs that I knew.
This album is really great. Pixies were one of those bands I heard up growing up but had just missed - instead listening to their later projects like the Breeders. I was really introduced to them around 2000 and kind of shrugged my shoulders at it. But in the last 20+ years I've really come to see how incredible they were.
God, I didn't expect much but this was even worse than expected. Why did anyone get excited about this guy?
oh man, I thought this was going to be good. But now I realize Don McLean was just another 60s/70s folk singer who would have been lost to the dustbin of history if it weren't for one super hit. And on re-listening to American Pie for the first time in many years, it's catchy but McLean's singing voice is still annoying.
There's some of this that I love so much but I've never been able to really get into The Darkness. The lead singer's voice is just a little too much. It's like he's shooting for opera or something. They're good but it doesn't quite hit the mark for me.
At first I thought this might have a bit of a Portishead vibe but I just didn't get there. Not bad but it didn't really do it for me
Haven't listened to these guys in a while. This is such a unique and interesting band. They strike me as like the Wes Anderson of music. IDK why.
The genre "post-punk" always gets me. I'm like "ooh good, some punk" and then there's nothing punk rock about the album, because it's POST punk. This is one of those bands I've heard of but never listened to. I didn't listen very hard. I can't even remember what it sounded like now.
I'm not sure if this is a 3 or a 4 for me but it was a pretty solid album. Leaning generous and going 4
Here's another name I've heard a million times but never listened to. Some really great bluegrass, singer-songwriter stuff here. Will listen to more.
I keep finding my interest in Dylan waning. I see his name here and it feels like it's going to be a chore. But then I listen and really enjoy the album. This one was a record my dad had when I was a kid. I remember this album art very clearly.
I'm not a big fan of 60s folk but do really enjoy Nick Drake. This album did drag a bit for me but still was enjoyable.
ok, 2 hours of big band jazz is too much. But, while this isn't really my favorite, it wasn't a bad listen.
I really didn't want to listen to this. This came out when I was in high school and I hated R&B at that time. I still think most of the R&B after the mid-70s blows but this definitely shows the influences of previous generations. The synthy backing tracks are pretty weak shit still but I actually kind of enjoyed this
DEVO!! More proof that late 70s/early 80s new wave is some sick shit!
damn, I had no idea that was a 2 hour double album. I used to hate the smashing pumpkins or at least I loved to make fun of Billy and his whiney voice. But as I've gotten older they've grown on me. IDK if it's just a nostalgia thing or my tastes have changed. But I do enjoy them. This album was WAY overly long and started to feel like a real chore but there are some great songs on here and it was a good listen
fuck, stop trying to cram some bullshit UK artist no one has ever heard of down my throat. This dude's sad, jazzy-synth, world music was not something I needed to listen to before I died
One of these bands that are cool to love but I just can't get into
good stuff. I thought these guys were more of a 90s band but I guess Just Like Honey had staying power and we still listening to it in the 90s