Not as fun as the coke-addled stories of his career might've hinted at.
Not the best of Muse, though Knights of Cydonia is an outstanding track.
Objectively fine but not quite my sort of thing.
I think a lot of people will know Lazy Sunday, it's one of those songs my Dad would half sing around the house when I was growing up at least. I'm not really a fan of psychedelic rock (and really dislike most prog rock), though I can leave it on in the background like the radio and find it inoffensive. B side of the album is crap. Not sure I'll stretch to 2 on it even though there are a couple of good tracks.
Absolutely fucking dreadful.
Really not my thing but very much more listenable than Kate Bush. Fine background but no more than a 2/5 for me.
Not as fun as the coke-addled stories of his career might've hinted at.
Inoffensive Taylor Swift tribute act but nothing new. Happy & Sad the best of the lot.
They're just not my bag, baby.
It's a seminal and influential album that misses the 5 stars for me because it meanders off halfway through but War Pigs, Paranoid, Iron Man and Fairies Wear Boots are as good as it gets.
A legendary performance.
Quality stuff, influential and lasting.
A good Sunday listen.
Cash is absolutely fine by me but I've never really been properly grabbed by his work. I suspect I'll enjoy it more in certain times/places/moods but at others less so. Not sure I'll stretch to 5 on it.
Just not my thing, even though it should be from a lot of my listening habits. Some decent moments (like Joe) but nothing that's really grabbed me and made me pay attention.
Really enjoyable this; went in completely blind but a very nice listen.
I quite liked it overall although the body of work didn't match the highs and it was too long. Not sure whether 3 or 4 stars, if I could I'd give it 3.5 on the site. Still, that first song is a gem and I will listen to it regularly.
I want to like Bowie but I just don't. This did nothing for me.
Some familiarity and a sound of its era but it's nothing outstanding, just fine background stuff.
Chappers is fine, nice in places, maybe some historical resonance has been lost on me but absolutely acceptable listening that I probably won't ever revisit.
Terrific technical ability and craftmanship but a ridiculous amount of self-indulgent, incomprehensible nonsense. Classic prog.
Pretty sound stuff, just didn't fit the mood of the day when listening to it. Hard to dislike though.
The Stones are weird because they've been around for about 300 years but I don't feel I know them at all. I don't think this particular album best represents what I think is their general appeal but it is very good, full of soul and feel.
Alright. See what I did there. None of it comes close to that track though. Decent stuff but not entirely in my preferred style.
Absolutely outstanding, John Fogerty knew what the hell he was doing.
No. They shouldn't have done this.
A bit disappointing overall, I liked Buick Mackane and Telegram Sam, but the rest is a bit flat and repetitive.
Absolute fucking shite. Why can't I give this zero stars?
Reminds me a bit of one of my favourite bands, Dead Sara. Nice.
Not his best work, obviously.
The quality on an 8-song album is incredibly high, everything is done so well and so efficiently, almost nothing wasted, a no-skips contender, has everything you want.
Fuck Depeche Mode. Incredibly monotonous, dull and boring.
Yeah, this is timeless and very good.
And a good time was had by all. Will stick it as a 3 because I didn't think enough tracks had the quality of All Your Love but I'd happily stick this album in my collection and have stuff come on shuffle without objection, even if I didn't actively return to listen to it on its own.
Machine Gun Etiquette is generally good stuff, some great punk elements, some stuff I don't really care for, but Plan 9 Channel 7 is outstanding, Looking At You is pretty damn good too.
I get the influence Alice in Chains had and all that but grunge/sludge from their era has never been my favourite. I don't hate it, I knew Them Bones and Rooster and Would? already, but I prefer what the genre eventually became and diversified into more than the band themselves.
Easy 4 for me. Probably not a 5 but somewhere in between. So much groundbreaking stuff that holds up today.
Feels a bit dated but good fun and represents its era very well.
Harmless easy listening. Not outstanding for me but I appreciate the 90s vibe this early morning.
Decent, but a bit dated. Very clearly an early 90s west coast sound, good beats but the social commentary aspect of it probably more impressive than the actual lyrical quality. Influential on what was to follow but I feel I've been spoiled by improvements in the genre in general, particularly in production quality. 2.5 maybe.
It's alright, I don't think it's representative of mainstream Aerosmith, but it's fine listening. Just not very memorable.
This has aged better than the Ice Cube album from last week, even if it feels very dated 33! years later. It's not outstanding but it is very decent in places. Could lose a few tracks and tighten the whole thing up. Ladies First a highlight.
Thought I might like The Cure album more than I am, it's far too morose and repetitive for me, though I did like Pictures of You.
I feel like the Stone Roses are a band I'm never going to properly get. The bookends of this album are well known but not must-listens to me at any given time, and the middle of it leaves me bored.
I've heard a bunch of these live but never on record, and a bunch covered by the Dropkick Murphys, so it's very much up my street. Easy 3, possibly 4, not enough to get me to a 5 but plenty of stuff to listen to often.
I listened to Sepultura at the gym, which was a good place to listen to it. I didn't mind it, good in places (Straighthate, Spit, Born Stubborn especially) but again, when I'm listening to metal of this style I want a little more nuance and skill to it. Maybe I've been spoiled by Avatar. Anyway, 3/5.
It's a nice album, not that memorable, as much funk and soul as disco tbh. That's The Way Of The World and Reasons stood out.
This is not the small area of prog I can tolerate. Hide In Your Shell was alright but otherwise I don't get on with the meandering storytelling.
Really enjoyed that album, listened to it on a lovely sunny drive down to football and it hit the spot in lots of ways. And will relisten too.
It's kind of hard to evaluate this album because it has two of the most well-known songs of all time on it and everything else might seem like filler almost by default but she seems like she had a riot of a time recording it and it shines through.
Just got around to this one, sort of thing I can happily have in my shuffle and be perfectly content with, and would probably grow on me each listen. Not spectacular but it'll do nicely for me.
Good, obviously. Tangerine and That's The Way are beautiful songs, Jimmy Page is just incredible, though there's not enough on this album to lift it above a 4 overall for me.
It's so good, and gets you in different ways each listen.
A truly authentic sound guided by one of the best all-time front men. Niiiice.
It's pleasant enough background music but doesn't lift itself beyond that, and darts between different styles so much that it lacks cohesion.
Sharp, smart, energetic, poppy. Nearer a 4 than a 3 for me. Would listen again.
The Band. Sound is pleasant, easy country listening, could do without the confederacy love though. Also one of those that clearly made the list for its impact at the time rather than doing anything special and long-lasting.
Generic and very plodding in places, everyone else did it better than this. The Wait is the only redeeming feature.
Seems like a band short on ideas, yet they managed to find Song 2 in among it all and that's obviously a classic.
I feel almost guilty that I don't actively like the Stones but they just don't provoke a reaction in me. This is a decent enough album, solid work and clearly skilled but I'm left feeling very meh by them. Longevity is their biggest selling point imo, and I kind of think everyone who's covered their stuff has done it better? :D Wild Horses was good but not something I'd mark out as must-listen.
Nice easy listening but nothing special. Probably sums up his career.
A stone cold 5/5 that's long since been in my regular rotation.
The Hole album isn't anything special, obviously full of angst, decent gym listening but not memorable.
Jack Elliott. I don't know how this is among the 1001 best albums, I doubt it was even particularly significant in 1958. It's very plain country music at best.
His voice is lovely, the first track is wonderful. Songs will really depend on the mood but he's good.
So boring I nearly fell asleep.
Think the person who put this list together has just done something like 'oh The Kinks, put their entire back catalogue on the list', because Face to Face is obviously the work of a skilled band and enjoyable in places, but not outstanding anywhere.
Much like the last NIN album, I don't get them. Never have, never will.
ANATO isn't my favourite Queen album, far from it, thought it's good and does what it set out to do. Just lacks in outstanding tracks that I love from them, except for Bohemian Rhapsody, and even that despite being something of a masterpiece isn't in my top 5 Queen songs. Probably gonna sit in the middle with a 3 rating for me.
Grateful Dead was another of those that I didn't have a strong opinion either way on. Not terrible, not great, unlikely to listen to it again.
Chicago (Transit Authority). Charming, big band sound fused with classic rock that's actually quite a nice easy listen but far too overblown, eight tracks over 5 minutes long and a 15 minute self-indulgent closer. Probably better than I expected though.
Street Life is basically gonna depend whether you like jazz with a disco flavour or not. I do, depending on mood, it's a very easy morning listen (especially on a nice sunny day like today), but I don't think I'd stretch to a 3 for it.
So I quite liked it even though I've not really found a lot of the post-punk stuff from that era to my tastes, I can certainly hear influences from acts I like that have come along since, probably gonna sit at a nice 3.
Not my thing, but Ball and Biscuit is incredible.
Good album, holds up now, strong from start to finish though I preferred the first half.
I get why people adore the Beastie Boys. I get the cultural significance. It's not always for me but it's good.
I appreciate the time Ravi Shankar took to explain Indian classical music in the first track :D not sure I hugely appreciate the rest of the album but it's not the worst I've ever heard. Give me Project Mishram instead though. This album is 65 years old, doesn't have a combined 1m plays on Spotify, and seems to be included on the list as a cultural curiosity. We've had Manu Chao, Miriam Makeba and Ravi Shankar in the last week and I'm not sure any of them have a place in a greatest albums list, however comprehensive it might want to be.
A very good album for today's gym work, lots of good stuff, though lacked a bit more that would take it above a 3.5 I think. When it hits, it really hits, but I think they dragged some tracks out longer than needed without doing enough to justify it. Still, can't go wrong with much of it.
Yeah this was quite good.
The first 25 minutes or so is a very long and experimental version of Bo Diddly's 'Who Do You Love'? that meanders around pretty aimlessly and doesn't ever come close to being as good as Bo's version. So there's that. It's not a 1/5 but it's unspectacular. Heard better stuff from bands who were wildly off their tits in the same era.
Loved this, right in my wheelhouse.
Stupid silly fun with songs that last the test of time.
This album makes me feel like I'm on hold but the company have given a bit more thought to their muzak. Or I'm on hold with Ann Summers or something.
So good I listened a lot.
Inoffensive but indifferent Saturday morning listening really. Like having Smooth Radio on or something.
Great fun, great influence.
This is another one of those folksy American albums that's just fine but not memorable in any way. I think it's better than some of the others we've had in the same genre though, Beginning To See The Light and I'm Set Free are very good and flow together superbly.
Easy, good quality classic rock.
A lot of their lyrical style has always been quite jarring to me, changing rapper mid-line, all of that, though I get their importance in ushering in a new style at the time it was released, and the beats are decent. Rock Box is brilliant too.
Today's one is good, as it should be, covers of some top Dylan songs and some damn good songwriting in their own right. I've always been a fan of the 12-string guitar sound too.
It's objectively decent but none of it resonates with me or have any personal historical connection really. Same for all Simon and Garfunkel stuff.
I love their stuff, this one is a nice and tight album with some staying power and brilliant swampy blues.
Bono is a cock.
My relationship with The Beatles is weird. I nothing them. I don't mind a lot of songs, and feel nothing about most others. Just very middling stuff that doesn't provoke much emotion from me.
Not special, not terrible.
Some nice influences but not the strongest.
Solid but influential stuff.
I don't mind this, though I need to listen to it at the right time when something mellow works better, and then I think I'll appreciate it more. Right now it's decent background music for me to work with.
The album has some nice moments but doesn't land with me. To be honest, if I'm listening to electronic music I'd much rather stick some trance on, that's where it's really at.
Guilty pleasure? Oh yeah.
I don't know how this made it onto the list :D I don't mind it, I like some of it, but it's not historic or particularly influential now is it?
The Youngbloods album was just like most of the other 60s psychedelic rock stuff we've had. Started okay then got lost up its own arse.
Easy 5/5. Iconic.
A load of covers that aren't as good as the original? Fun but not great.
Very, very good.
I steadfast had no interest in this album/Arcade Fire since they came on the scene. Listening now, I can appreciate some of the musicianship and a few of the songs sound nice, but they don't move me, and the vocals annoy me. Just not my thing.
Good when it's good but so much average in here and kinda prosaic musically, although that might've been revolutionary at the time.
Wasn't too bad, to my surprise, I liked more of it than not, and the not wasn't offensive, it was just there in the background. Not gonna relisten to anything any time soon but was better than a lot of stuff we've had.
Sgt Pepper gets 4/5 from me because while it's great when it's great, there's stuff in there that passed me by entirely, and none of it truly grabs me like a 5/5 should.
Chic gets a 3, really nice in places but not enough.
I find live albums to be either outstanding or terrible, no middle ground, and this is outstanding.
Same as the other one.
It's absolutely outstanding and has aged beautifully.
Maybe a few too many tracks and could be cut down by boy they knew what they were doing.
Interesting one today, solid 3 for me, because it's not entirely for me but it's loads better than some generic background stuff. Also can't believe it's more than 20 years old, has a much fresher sound than that.
A good example of what I said last week or whenever it was that a lot of live albums are crap. This does nothing to elevate their work, and The Who were terribly overrated anyway. And they have shit on-stage banter too.
Today's Led Zep is predictably top stuff. Maybe not a 5 because it's short of something that elevates it into superior air though Your Time Is Gonna Come gets damn close.
It's a catchy one that's easily a 3 and maybe a 4 for me, it's polished, skilled, not too long, creative and Bryan Ferry's voice is always great.