First half of the album was good, tapered off in the back half
Solid classic rock throughout
Interesting experiment but not something I would listen to regularly
Pleasant enough I guess but way too long
A little too experimental and long for my tastes
Can’t deny the quality of work that went into it and the influence it has had. But on a listening level I found the beginning of the album a little unenjoyable. I found the back half sounded better to my ear
Really good punk!
A nice chill listen, but while I love Sinatra I’m not sure he was suited to this style of music. It’s still good, but it’s no Getz/Gilberto
I’m sure this is a seminal album in the genre and pioneered new techniques, but if you don’t enjoy soundscapes you won’t enjoy this.
Classic Chili Peppers. I like the harder funk style of BSSM better, but this is a close second
It just doesn’t get more 80s!
I can see why it was exciting at the time, but it sounds pretty generic now.
Aww yeah pour that BritPop on me!
A true classic
It doesn’t get more classic soul than this.
Love these songs and this band in general, but they do NOT know how to end a song
True classic hip hop in the vein of Earth, Wind, and Fire or Grandmaster Flash
I’ve struggled with this album in the past, but I’m glad I gave it another try. It paints a consistent picture of Compton and has strong lyrics. Musically I don’t enjoy it as much as some other hip hop.
Not to my taste
Just some old-fashioned rock and roll. Love it
A fusion of a few genres, mostly hardcore punk and metal. Not bad
REM is obviously iconic. This album was really good, and interestingly it felt more understated and consistent than their other ones. There were no standout tracks like their big singles later on, but that kind of made the album as a whole more listenable.
I appreciate her place in music, but I just don’t like divas
Not the best of the 90s, but it’s still 90s so you can’t go too wrong.
So much more here than just Bohemian Rhapsody! What a great album.
Love those chill vibes
It’s not the incredible masterpiece that is Getz/Gilberto, but it’s still a great album
Not as incredible as Songs for the Deaf, but you can hear where they are headed on this one
Not very interested in instrumental music
I mean you can’t go wrong with Judas Priest, but why not listen to Screaming for Vengeance instead? It’s better pretty much throughout
Hardcore punk classic and fun to rage out with
Some weird shit
It’s fine. I enjoyed the first half more than I expected, but it began to drag after that. Would rather listen to 1984
It was fine
This deserves all the praise it gets
Really good album
Classic reggae. The back half of the album is where all the famous tracks are.
The melancholy, the rock sound infused with the tiniest bit of country, Young’s distinctive voice. It’s a solid album, but the guitar solos feel a bit indulgent.
It’s fine I guess. Was new at the time, now sounds a little generic.
Love that jangly guitar. These guys are right up there with th Beatles, the Hollies, the Zombies, etc. Love it!
I was initially excited for some jazzy pop, but unfortunately it’s not the good jazzy. It’s the bad 80s smooth jazzy. Pass
She made an instant classic with those soul sounds and sultry voice.
How did an album with this many bangers get made?!
Makes sense that this would be hugely influential, but I don’t know that I’d put it on to listen regularly.
Unusual to hear a concept R&B album. It was pretty good, but probably not something I’ll come back to.
I’ve just never been able to get into Morrissey’s smarmy voice and slow burn songs.
Can’t go wrong with Janis Joplin. I like her work with Big Brother and the Holding Company better, but this is solid
It’s not bad, but overall kind of meh
Way too long for some unremarkable 70s stoner rock
I’m just not interested in metal
I love that this probably made no sense when it was released. Got those distinctive 80s vocals with shoegaze-style distortion sounds. Pretty good, but I do kind of like the listenability of Darklands better.
A true classic
Bowie is one of those where I see the influence he has but just don’t particularly enjoy him
Fuck you I won’t do what you tell me
It’s okay, but not really what I’m looking for
This is one of the reasons I come to this site! An amazing band I’ve never heard of, becoming something I want to listen to repeatedly
This album was such a revelation
Chill vibes, pretty fun. But did it need to be a double album?
Chillhop before it was cool
Seemed just kind of generic in this day and age
I’ve never liked U2 and this album didn’t really change that situation
I can see how this influenced a lot of music, but it just wasn’t listenable enough for me to come back to in the future
This kind of early metal is the only good metal
This album is a lot of fun
Forgettable 80s pop
It’s pretty good but I feel like the intense popularity of this album has more to do with when it came out than it’s quality.
The least listenable Kanye album. It shows genius, but I won’t be listening to it again
An immense, powerful classic!
They don’t love you like I love you
Not bad, an eclectic mix that handles itself well but isn’t mind blowing
A classic. Trails off a little there at the end, but still a good album
Ah back when being young and angry was all you needed to have a band
Reggae is always pretty listenable, but it never really grabs me
Well that was awful
Just kind of annoying
Fun, but I see why they were one hit wonders in the States
Started strong with the title track, but they lost me in the back half with the 80s sax
It was ok I guess, not really my thing
Gorgeous Nina Simone-esque voice and it’s really cool to see how Africa pop was introduced to the US. I probably won’t listen if it regularly, but it was very interesting
Solid old school psychedelic and blues rock
The really well known songs do a lot of the heavy lifting on this album. It rates well overall, but mostly because of them
Kind of weird, didn’t wow me
Since it’s their first album I get that it was groundbreaking, but this is far from the best Pink Floyd
Pretty solid Smiths album. Great if you like the Smiths, not if you don’t.
There’s a definite groove here, but it’s better background than it is sit and listen music
Too experimental for me
Just a load of uninteresting blips and bloops
Some fun disco, I’m just not in the mood for disco often
You oughtta know
Really solid album
Still just can’t get past lukewarm on Bowie.
A valuable, but pretty uneven listening experience
Very much in the tradition of Simon and Garfunkel or Bob Dylan. But unfortunately there isn’t a lot of variety in his sound on this album, so I like it less than those other artists
Enjoyed this more than I expected
I’ve tried with Elvis Costello a few times now but I just can’t get into his music. His melodies are just too jumpy and disjointed for me
They almost made some really good music
Not really a fan, feels like this style got played out in the 90s
I was close to loving this album but there’s something just not quite right about it
A little smarmy but ok
God damn that was dull
Solid indie rock album with some interesting use of unusual sounds
A classic, but not all of it holds up. The singles still carry the whole thing though
RHCP out- Fishbone’d Fishbone, but they’re still fun to listen to occasionally
Just straight boring
The epitome of 70s hard rock, so you already know if you love it or not
Beautiful voice and creative music, but it suffers from the same problem all concept albums have. You have to buy into the concept in order to reconcile the sometimes wild shifts in style and feel. I had to take a couple points off for that
An absolute classic that will always rock
A classic but not my favorite type of hip hop
Pretty decent space rock. Album starts off strong but gets a bit unremarkable about halfway through
There’s a reason these guys got as big as they did
First half is great, real funky. Second half doesn’t have quite the same charm
A new one to me. Nothing really grabbed me, but it was good overall
Crazy good album, just unreal
Standard old school hip hop
A little experimental in the middle but less so than some other Radiohead albums. I’d rate it second best of their stuff.
Late 80s sound in the early 90s
This is the female singer-songwriter album. If you like that you’ll love this
An incredible classic start to finish
First half was great jazz, second half was old school hip hop and new wave 80s pop. Both good, but the transition is very abrupt.
This was great
I’m sure it’s great if you like electronic music
Old school hip hop, gets pretty goofy at times
Fine enough I suppose
Surprised to see this album of theirs - maybe Who’s Next is in the list too. Anyway, at this point they were mostly straightforward blues rock. My Generation is where you can see flashes of the brilliance they would get to. Still a strong album though.
The Velvet Underground but not nearly so experimental. Some really nice ballads and classics on here
It’s so intensely 80s and the singles are so well known it’s hard to hear them as anything but your own preconceptions.
While Wildflowers is definitely the better album, this one really showed what you could do with sampled music and set the stage for the future. And it’s still very listenable
So classic, so good
Lacks the genius singles of some of his other albums, but is overall a decent Van Morrison listening experience
Not into this late stage jazz. Give me bebop or nothing at all
Too overwrought for my tastes
Absolutely classic, if you haven’t heard this you’ve been missing out
The Talking Heads as they started to get their trademark sound down. In general it’s a fine album but lacks standout tracks
I just consistently can’t stand metal
Heavily blues based, which is great. I could have done without some of the country touches, but I know most love that. Solid album all the way around
What a great album! The organ gives it an extra R&B layer that works really well
Did not expect to like this as much as I did
An R&B classic
Better than I expected it to be. Maybe a little too experimental at times, but nothing ever really turned me off
More of an inspiration for better music than something I enjoyed for itself
A lot of fun. Got a little out there on one track, but otherwise a solid retro vibe from a modern band. Love it
Excellent UK blues
Started out ok, got real tedious real fast
Can’t go wrong with classic 90s alt rock
Blast some punk!
Green Onions is an unstoppable banger. The rest of the album is less inspired and a little too same-y, but still fun to listen to. I’d say the next best song is the surf-rock-esque You Can’t Sit Down
A bonafide classic
It’s fine, just not a fan of electronica
Oh yeah PUNK me up! That said, this album maybe didn’t need to be as long as it is
I tried all of their first three albums and while I agree this one is probably the most intense and artistic, I like their first album best
It’s still good because Lennon, but in parts it just sounds like less good Beatles
I had listened to some Nina Simone before and loved it, but a couple of the tracks on here were new to me. Particularly the opening blues number. She’s so amazing
The good kind of metal!
The best rock rap I’ve ever heard
I’m not going to sit down and listen through it, but I kind of dig it
Don’t much like the country influences or the singer’s voice. Lyrics are good though
Really nice album. Pink Moon stands out above the rest of the tracks, which do start to sound a little same-y
A classic of hair metal, fun but nothing something I’ll be coming back to a lot
Oh god it’s so good
Good sound, very British, a little too vulgar
Gimme that old time rock n roll
It’s interesting - the music is pretty good, nothing really bothered me. But at the same time, it doesn’t jump out with anything special. I can see why they were signed but I can also see why they weren’t huge
The only Metallica album I can stomach but still not very enjoyable
Better than I expected, still a bit weird
A great survey of their work, but I think I like the studio albums better
I guess shitty electronics cliches have to come from somewhere
I like this album a lot, but it does start to drag toward the end. Great jazzy pop sound though!
Alternative music flirting with country makes me uncomfortable
Love the singles, rest of the album is fine
This site has taught me that I just don’t like electronic music 🤷♂️
I was excited to see this album pop up because I’ve always considered Sweet Dreams to be a top tier song. But the rest of the album was a little disappointed. That one song basically carries the whole thing
Easy five star, doesn’t get more classic than this
Classic rock at its most classic
Big standard reggae. It’s not bad, it just doesn’t stand out
I love the stuff MBV influenced, but find them a little hard to get into
Honestly, they’re just kind of a mediocre Tears for Fears
Pretty solid classic rock!
I don’t really see the appeal
Interesting. I don’t think I’ll come back to listen to it again, but I’m not mad at what I heard
Party hard for now guys
I can see why Tainted Love was their only big song
Easy 5 star, this thing is a masterpiece
I think I’m just not avant-garde enough
Really liked this one!
Solid bluesy rock
Solid CCR. Cosmo’s Factory is better, but this is a good second place
Music that captures the UK working class. Pretty good!
Is this the ur-rock opera? If someone asked me what a rock opera is, I would tell them to listen to this. Best one I’ve ever heard too!
I had heard Simply Red before but never this album. It’s ok, but never really reaches greatness
Classic old school hip hop. It’s amazing how many other rappers have borrowed ideas from this album
The godfathers of punk, gotta love it
Surprised to see this instead of Parachutes, but it’s still a great album
While not as bad as most electronica, it still wasn’t that enjoyable
Same opinion I have of the other reggae albums in this list: it’s fine, but only the really famous tracks stand out
Stone cold classic
I went into this one expecting to hate it. But actually, the lyrics are compelling and incisive, and the music isn’t grating like most country. A welcome surprise! I think a lot of people need to hear that their flag decal won’t get them into heaven anymore
It’s Lorde, you’ve already heard what she has to offer. Nothing on this album reaches the peaks of her big singles though
Some seriously great grooves on this. I don’t know if it will be in my regular rotation, but I’m glad I listened to it!
It’s like if The Doors’ cover of Gloria were an album long. Fun, but not incredibly deep
It’s a strong album and hit SO big when it came out
It’s incredible this is from the 70s and I can see how it influenced a lot of great music. Too bad it isn’t actually good music itself
Love that angry chick rock
Great collection, better than the albums it came from
I mean you already know what it is
This actually wouldn’t be my first choice of a must listen Byrds album, but it was still great
Gentle but powerful, this was an excellent listen
There are definitely worse Christmas albums. True nostalgia for our parents here
Not bad at all
Worth it just for the big hits on the album, but the rest just don’t stand up to Somebody to Love and White Rabbit
I don’t generally enjoy folk music, even when mixed with rock. But this had a compelling aspect to it
While not my favorite Pink Floyd album, it’s a strong one
Country rap? Nahhh
Way too long
Extremely classic blues
You know what you’re going to get with Björk and it’s always at least interesting
A rockin good time
God damn this was terrible
Really liked the first half, but it felt weird listening to all the extra takes at the end
Alt-rock from before that was a thing
I see why this was included since this music had such a huge influence on popular bands in the 60s/70s, but it just couldn’t hold my interest
Good album, but I’ve never understood the intense praise Springsteen gets
Glam rock isn’t generally my thing, but this was a pretty fun listen
Uh, this was amazing
Chill and definitely gets you thinking
Pleasant, but I don’t think I’ll come back to it
Yet another reggae album that is a fine example of the genre but nothing new
Just not getting this one
Just incredibly mediocre
Nothing Compares 2 U is absolutely the standout track, rest of it just kind of meanders along
Just incredible, obviously
This was interesting. It wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t great and in fact really just reminded me of other songs that are great