Was not all that taken with this album on first listen. There were the singles I was already familiar with and they were still good. Near the end, I was warming to it, so I relistened and realized that most of my negativity were around "Your Latest Trick" and "Why Worry", which were both snoozefests. I like the end of the album quite a bit. If it were all like that, I'd give it a 4. As it is with the snoozefests, I'll give it a 3.
The first half was only passable by me. It wasn't offensive, but I was definitely bored. I dislike Dylan's vocal style with his upward inflections. I was ready to just slog through it, but did the research quickly and saw the back half is electric so I waited for that. I found the electric half much more enjoyable, as I'm way more taken with interesting guitars and drums and such than the lyrical content. The electric saved it from being a 1-2 star listen.
This was different from my expectations 1. Less vocal harmonies overall than I would expect from S&G. 2. More orchestration as well, and variation in orchestration across songs. 3. Bridge over Troubled Water is just a decent song. I liked the rest of the album more. 4. Cecilia is a banger. 5. Why Don't You Write Me is also a banger, and I was surprised to see it the least-listened-to song on the album (according to Spotify). It reminded me of late Beatles output. Very good album. I'd give it a 3.7/5 if I could.
Already loved this album. 5/5 I don't know if I can be objective about it. 1. I love all the songs, even the "weird" ones. Little Room, Aluminum, Expecting (less weird, but still) are all great. 2. I think I prefer the back half of the album overall, but that's because those songs are underappreciated. Favorite Songs: Same Boy You've Always Known Offend in Every Way Now Mary This Protector Hotel Yorba Finding It Hard To Be a Gentleman
1. Don't know why doesn't do anything for me, probably because I've heard it a million times (like everyone). 2. Seven Years had some cool slide guitar after I thought it was going to continue doing the arpegiated guitar forever. I liked that. 3. Cold Cold Heart's slight bass swing is pretty cool, and I like this song. 4. Feelin' the Same Way was pretty boring. 5. Haven't heard a song that really stood out since Cold Cold Heart 6. I've Got To See You Again is a cool song. Little bit of a gypsy swing thing going on. 7. Last few songs are pretty. Good way to close out the album. 3/5
I know I've listened to this before, but I didn't remember it very well. Listening with fresh 2022 ears, I found a lot to like. The singles still hold up pretty well, although I probably could never hear Walk again and be ok. This Love is still good. I was most surprised by Fucking Hostile and Rise. Those are straight bangers and I enjoyed them a lot. It fell off a bit near the end, but not by a lot. I was still enjoying it. Too bad Anselmo is a shithead. 4/5
Great album. Not much to say otherwise though. Classis and will stay classic.
Weird album. I liked it, but it was also pretty same-y. There was some weird things with desyncing between instruments in like, Madame George. That was off-putting a bit, as it just seemed clumsy and didn't add to the music. Also, Slim Slow Slider just fucking ends. It has a little weird freakout and then quick fade. What a weird way to end an album. 3/5
never listened to this. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Highlights: Just One Fix Corrosion Scare Crow (I knew this one from Inter Arma cover) 4/5
really enjoyed it, surprisingly. I was mostly passively listening, but didn't get bored and any time I really tuned in it was all good. 4/5
Was a fun jaunt. The singles were as good as I remembered, and the songs I didn't know were mostly as good as the singles. 4/5
5/5 I will say it's a little front-loaded, and I don't think that Blame Game needs to be 7 minutes just to hear Chris Rock talk about Yeezy teaching women how to sex good. Hell of a Life sampling 21st Century Schizoid Man is real good too. It's all really good. Like really really good.
Pretty decent album. Some songs were great but some were sort of a slog. I liked it more than I thought I did, but I like their later stuff that has more going on instrumentally.
Somber album, but very pretty. I thought I'd get bored and I may have if I listened in one sitting, but over a couple sittings, I quite liked it.
not bad but sort of boring
liked it a lot more than the live bootleg we heard. That being said, I think only half the songs were all that good. Another thing I noticed was that the longest songs were also the ones with the least going on. What's that about, Bob? 3/5
Great album. I listened to jimi in middle school and sorta burnt myself out on him then, but I guess 30 years is long enough to come back.
I really really liked this album. Some of my favorites: If You Need Me Won't You Give Him (One More Chance) Hard, Ain't It Hard I liked the production a lot. I don't listen to basically anything pre mid-60s, and I like how the guitar was panned all the way to one channel with other instruments sometimes solitary in a channel and sometimes mixed stereo. It felt like the guitar was next to me and not "around me" like I'm used to. I listened through it twice and want to listen again. 5/5
Huh. So I assumed I was not going to like this, because the bits of individual Carpenters songs I've heard have done nothing for me. However... I find myself liking this over the full listen. I guess hearing them in the context of the album is a different and better thing. Beginning of We've Only Just Begun - reminds me of Carole King, but then the chorus goes in a brighter direction, which is sorta cheesy, but I don't hate. I prefer the non-chorus portions of the song, but overall I like it. Love is Surrender - just ok, but not bad. I like the organ and background more than the singing in this one. Sorta a Charlie Brown vibe. Maybe It's You - nice melancholy song. Sorta reminds me of Beach Boys - Pet Sounds. I like when the woman sings on her own, more than the vocal harmonies, I think. She has a nice lilt. Reason to Believe - reminds me of a chill country song. It again has a Carole King quality that's sorta nice, but overall this song is just ok. Help - this song is a banger and a surprise. I like it. (They Long to Be) Close To You - everyone's heard this song. It's basically a meme at this point. I did find myself enjoying it more than I expected. The twinkly keys in the background reminded me of something from like Willy Wonka. It's a chill song. It also has lots of just the woman singing (I should find out her name. Karen). Baby It's You - Just ok one. Not much to say. I don't like "sha la la la la oooh" portions in songs though. I'll Never Fall in Love Again - More Carole King vibes. Like, quite a bit. I like this song for that reason. More of just Karen singing, except a few overdubs. Crescent Noon - more of a jazzy number. I like it. Not in the instruments so much, but in the singing. Again, sort of a melancholy, moody song, which is my style. Mr Guder - weird song, which makes me like it. It has the "ba da da da" stuff, but in a weird way and I dig it. I Kept On Loving You - Ken(?)-led song. That's my least favorite part about it, but the rest has that Belle and Sebastian quality I noticed. The instrumentation is quite nice. Another Song - more Carole King feel. I am realizing these guys preceded Carole King in general, so probably I should be saying it the other way around. I like Karen's singing a lot by this point. The instrumentation is really nice on this song too. I like the harpsichord and the drumming, especially. Weird song to end on, and apparently it's the least-listened song on the album, according to Spotify numbers. Overall: I'm realizing that a lot of the background sounds that I'm liking are similarly represented in Belle and Sebastian's happier music. I think without that touchpoint, I might find this more cheesy than I did. Didn't expect to like this, but I did. 4/5
I listened through this twice and there are nice songs and some that are not so great for me. I think overall, it was a good listen, but not necessarily something I'd come back to. Sorry, Nina. 3/5
There's some good stuff on here, but I had heard how great this album is and I wasn't so impressed. It at times reminded me of Modest Mouse or Pixies, but not as good. The singles are solid, and some of the others were pretty good as well. I just don't see myself coming back to it. It wasn't offensive, it just didn't hold my attention. 3/5
I thought this was ok, but it really wasn't catching me. I don't have much to say except I don't think I'd choose to listen to it again on my own. 3/5
I don't have much to say about this album. It was just ok. I wouldn't be able to identify it in a line-up with other classic rock of the era. I did like the song title "Blues Deluxe" though. Like, "you guys are blues lite. we're blues deluxe". 3/5
Wasn't in love with it on the first listen, but I liked it more on the 2nd listen. I don't really have any touchpoint for this style of music. I enjoyed it, but probably not enough to revisit. 3.5/5
Great great album. Was surprised how much I liked it. This is the 2nd really big discovery where I hadn't heard of the artist before and it was 5/5. Stoked!
Initially, I was pretty taken with this. First few songs were great. I found myself gettin bored by the end, however :( A lot of the singles stand on their own, but I'm not in love with it as an album. It tended to be a bit same-y. 3/5
Good album. Brought me back to middle school. There's enough catchy little ditties here to make this a 4/5
Wasn't bad, wasn't great. I sorta don't remember much about it already. 3/5
weird album, but enjoyable enough. I would almost definitely never choose to listen to this again, however. I respect it for what it is, and it was neat to hear the source of Renegades of Funk from RATM covers album.
Great album 5/5
Really liked this album. Mother is weird and like Birthday Party. I actually thought the singles stood out as not fitting with the rest
Pretty good album. I actually liked a lot of the songs I hadn't heard before. Sorta sounded like Radiohead-lite. Enjoyable. 3.5/5
this is not good at all. I sorta like Mysterious Ways, but that's the *only* saving grace on here. I dislike this quite a bit. 2/5
Liked this just fine. Enjoyable but not amazing.
Catchy and fun. Very easy listening. I enjoyed it for what it is, but I don't think I'll be coming back to it.
Didn't know this one, but knew the artist. I like it quite a bit. Listened through twice. Very good post-punk. Would listen again.
Good album. Of course I knew Gary Numan, but never listened to a full album. Observer sounds *very* similar to Cars. Funny that they're only 2 tracks apart. The thing that's stopping this from being a 5 is that some songs are same-y. 4/5
Liked this quite a lot. The thing stopping this from being a 5/5 is just that the vocals are over-repeated without enough other variation to keep it from being grating. Some songs are better than others in this regard. It doesn't bother me much over a single listen, but I know it'd stop me from playing the album on repeat, and thus 4/5 instead of 5/5
I didn't think much of this at all. It was ok. I did like 9-9 though. It sorta reminded me of Gang of Four or something like that w/ the scrape-y guitarwork.
Great album. I think on a single listen, I'd give this a 4. However, I suspect it'd grow on me with a few more listens even more, so I'm going to give it a 5/5.
Just meh. I don't get this style of dub. Not offensive, but would never seek it out.
Pretty good, but also pretty same-y. I liked it but probably don't need to hear it again. Reminds me of the background parts of Igorrr sort of, when he's being all french-y.
Haven't listened to this in forever. I really really enjoyed the relisten though. 5/5
Not bad. Actually quite liked the sound. Similar to Bowie. Why it's a 3/5 is because there's not enough variation from song to song. Any one single is probably a 5/5, but overall it's like hearing it on repeat.
I enjoyed this, but not a ton. I like the Stones, but they can be pretty same-y. Overall, I'd say it's a 3.75/5, so I'll round up.
4/5 very enjoyable listen. I listened through twice and this is definitely not my sort of standard listening. However, I found it engaging and never got bored.
Initially thought this was going to be a 4/5, but as the songs progressed, I liked it less and less. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't especially good either. 3/5
Not bad but not amazing, by any means. I wouldn't have necessarily even have called this a punk album if I hadn't looked up a bit of context on the album.
3/5. Some was nice, but overall I didn't really care for it. Sorta reminds me of more boring version of things like The Shins.
Very nice album. I'd heard it before, but not in a long time.
I liked this, but didn't love it. I feel like it sorta grew on me over two listens, however, and think I'd like it more on future listens. It reminds me Breeders or something to that effect. 3.75/5. rounding up to 4/5
Really liked this, and was not familiar at all. I didn't know this level of complexity existed in electronic music in 1976. Very very cool. 5/5
I really liked this album, surprisingly. The lyrics were good, the music was good, and it sorta reminded me of Jim Croce (I don't have a lot of context for this type of music, so forgive my bad comparisons). 4/5
I liked this and there's a few great songs but by the end of the 2nd listen I knew it wouldn't stick with me.
Good album. Would listen again
Not bad but not amazing. The screaming was done too much imo for the music.
This album was way better than I remembered. Back in the day, I disliked this album for not being as good as Life is Peachy and for, I dunno, the rap influence or whatever. It's actually really fun in general though.
Eh. I got bored of this pretty quick. Every song sounds basically the same. It's like ACDC.
Just as good as it was when I was 13 and first heard it. I love this album. 5/5
This was so meh I almost died. There's nothing about this that is engaging, except "Hard to Handle" has a bit of nostalgia. It works better as a single than in the context of the album though. I was so bored listening to this... 2/5
Wasn't bad as I was expecting. Some songs were even maybe good? The faster-paced songs were pretty good, like Rats in the Cellar. Get the Lead Out was also decent. Lick and a Promise was also decent. Overall, I'd rather be listening to another band like Led Zeppelin though. 3/5
I didn't care for this at all. initially, I thought it was maybe going to be something like Belle and Sebastian, but it just was nothing in the end. 2/5
I thought this was going to be passable, but didn't have high hopes. I thought I knew what Megadeth sounded like and I didn't think I liked it. Turns out I was wrong and this is a great album! I listened to it all the way through like 4 times in a row. I don't really care for Mustaine's vocals, but they're easy enough to get over. The rest is excellent. 5/5
Not bad. I didn't know about Janis stuff before solo work. I enjoyed it OK, but wasn't blown away by any means.
I had heard this before and it didn't really click, but I enjoyed it more this time. I'd say it is a little long for no good reason, and it would be better if it were like 40 minutes instead of 70.
I liked this one more than Brothers in Arms, although I couldn't tell you exactly why. It's a decent album but not amazing.
Liked this, and wanna return to it and understand the concepts better.
Good album. Reminds me of Kanye stuff from the same period, except more uplifting.
I like this alright. There's some good singles, but the other songs don't do much for me. I am between a 3 and a 4, so I guess I'll put as 3.5 and round up 3.5/5
Pretty good! I listened through twice. It was hard to stay focused on, but the singles were quite good. The other songs were pretty forgettable. I think overall I wouldn't revisit this again, but I enjoyed it enough. 3.49/5
I like this album. It reminded me of Esperanza Spalding, somewhat, but less jazzy and more country. It was good and I'd listen to it again. 4/5
Not bad, but it didn't have any sticking power with me. I listened to it twice and I can't remember any songs other than Knights of Cydonia. I do remember there's a few that have Queen vibes and that's pretty cool. Overall, it's just not for me though.
Very good album. I'd heard parts of it before, but never sat down with the whole thing. Very neat that it's the first album only made of samples. Some of the songs go on a bit too long for my tastes, which is what is keeping this from being a 5/5. But It's still great. 4/5
This really shouldn't be something I like, but her voice is so good, and it interacts with the backing instrumentation so well. I like this quite a bit. 4/5
Pretty decent album. Not amazed, though.
I kinda liked this? but also, I'm sure I don't ever need to hear it again. 3/5
Found this very boring and wasn't into it at all. I don't get the appeal. 2/5
Here's a band I've heard of many times, but never listened to. I think I tried to listen to the follow-up, but don't remember it at all. This album was quite good though, and I'd listen to it more. 3.75/5
This one grew on me over the listen. I liked it enough to listen through a 2nd time. 4/5
Good album. I liked the banter. I've never cared much for Johnny Cash but this is decent. 3/5
Liked this. Didn't love it. TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS I liked some of the songs more than others though. Highlights: Hall of mirrors Showroom Dummies Franz Schubert 3/5
Thought I would hate this because I remember hating it in 2004. Instead, it's a mix of good songs and bad ballads. Overall it's a meh. Good attempt though. 3/5
I didn't really care for this. It was a real snooze. Sometimes sounded like boring pixies.
Liked this more than I expected. I think it's because of the goofiness. The lyrics were funny and engaging. 3.75/5
Good album. Reminded me of something like Gang of Four.
Already loved this album. Haven't listened to it in a long time though. It really holds up.
Just OK. I am surprised by how meh this is, as I really like loveless.
Was a good listen. I've listened before. It a little too repeaty for me, but it's still really good. 3.75/5
Wasn't bad, but also not that great (for me). I don't know why I don't connect with this sort of music very much. It wasn't very engaging. 3/5
I generally don't care for most rap, but I enjoyed this album quite a bit. I would listen to this again for sure.
Pretty meh. It was totally inoffensive though. I did like You Better Run though. 2.75/5
Not bad, but also sorta same-y across the album. I liked the bass, but the sax was the same a lot, and same with the vocals and such. I don't see myself returning to this one. 3/5
This album kicks ass
Solid album. I liked it more than expected. However, most songs sound pretty similar to me. 3/5
I liked parts of this, but overall it was sorta a slog to get through. I definitely didn't hate it, but it didn't catch me, that's for sure. 2.75/5
Great album, if a little long and slow. His voice is beautiful though. 4/5
Great album that I've never listened to, but of course I've heard probably every song on the radio. Not sure I knew all these songs were Boston. Good shit 5/5
Decent, but not great.
Pretty boring, honestly. I don't understand why this was so popular. People compare them to the Beatles, but this is by no means as good as Beatles, nor as catchy. That being said, it wasn't *bad*, so I'll give it a 2.5.
Just ok. L.A. Woman song was dope though.
Heard this album before, but it was better than I remembered. Chill album, without a ton of what I would call hooks, but still very pleasant and enjoyable. 4/5
I liked this, but it was definitely overlong. I think I would have given this a 4 if it were shorter, but as it is, I'll give it a 3.5. 3.5/5
Not much to say. It was nice, but didn't hold me. 3/5
I remember listening to this a long time ago and it being good, but not great. I was wrong and it is great. I was feeling a 5 initially, but now I'm more like a 4. I think it's a bit overlong, but otherwise it is really freaking good. 4/5
Liked it, but didn't love it. Some songs were very good though. I liked Anger a lot, and Is That Enough? 3/5
Liked this more than any of the other Bob Dylan albums we've listened to. That being said, I still probably wouldn't throw this on ever. 2.75/5
I didn't think much of this. It was just ok. Pretty same-y overall. Promised you a miracle was decent though. It had a cool synth line.
Liked it alright, but nothing amazing. I just generally am bored by blues.
Liked this more than I expected, but still don't feel any need to come back to it. It's a lot like Depeche Mode to my ears. I wonder if they aren't very similar if you ignore lyrics, which I generally do ignore. 3/5
Liked this better than most REM I've heard, but still it was just ok.
I'm fairly certain I've never heard of this. I would never have guessed this was the dude from The Jam. I liked it ok, but it's not really a style I can get into. Americana just isn't my jam. That's a pun. 3/5
Fucking banger. I've loved this album since I was about 12 though...
I want to get this, since it's like the #1 jazz record. It didn't really capture me though. I listened through twice and it was very nice, but I was not amazed. I feel like this is a personal failing. That being said, I can't just rate it high because I'm supposed to. 3.49/5
This is 80 minutes, and it is a lot of jamming. I got pretty bored. 3/5
Liked this more than I expected. I was surprised when I learned it was from 1971. It sounded a lot newer to my ear than that. 4/5
Pretty weird album. Some songs were really cool, but overall it was just weird. 3.49/5
Was fine. I liked this more than the pre-Janis band album we listened to though. 3.25/5
Good album. I've heard it before, but I still like it a lot. 4/5
Good album I've never heard before. Some songs did drag on though. Still fun. 3.5/5
Eh, this was fine but not my style at all. It was way too repeaty. 2/5
Liked this, actually. Was surprised that I liked it. I didn't love it, but it was good. 3.25/5
This just wasn't for me. I didn't find it offensive, but it was boring and repetitive. Any small part is nice enough, but it didn't do anything for me constructed into a song structure. 2/5
Fun album. I think if I heard this in the 70s, I'd probably like it more. 3/5
Decent but overlong and sorta boring. 2.75/5
Really didn't care for this at all. It's interesting, but I don't know why I'd ever revisit it. There's no rhythm to it, and I can't get down to something with that is devoid of rhythm. 1.5/5
Liked this more than I expected. The songs are repeaty, but each song is different from the other. Also, the songs aren't over-long so the repeaty-ness doesn't bother me like it would in other places. The songs didn't overstay their welcome. That being said, the overall album was a bit over-long. I could have done with 1/3 of the songs being cut. 3.5/5
I didn't much care for this. I guess I'm not very funky. Sad. 2.5/5
Quite a good album. I listened through it twice and both times were a bop. 3.75/5
Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. AC/DC is a band where any one song is good, but the songs are similar enough to each other that I'm burnt out by a full album. That did happen on this album, but it wasn't so bad. 3/5
Wasn't bad, wasn't great. I do hear the early punk aspect though. I just don't think it had much sticking power. 3/5
Very nice and pleasant. I quite enjoyed it. Pretty and listenable. Sorta reminds me of something like Nico. 3.75/5
Quite good album. Reminds me of something like T. Rex but with more punk feel. 3.75/5
Very good album. I listened through it twice. Dunno what it is exactly that I like, but it's well put together, front to back. 4/5
Not bad but also pretty forgettable 2.75/5
I liked this. Definitely not my kind of normal listening, but I enjoyed it and would listen again. I liked the jazzy numbers most. 3.5/5
Love this album. It's just banger after banger. Not sure if I'd heard the 2009 remaster, but I love the mix, with different instruments per ear, and vocals in the middle. 5/5
Good album, but long. I still enjoyed it, as I generally enjoy Nick Cave. 3.75/5
This has some good bangers, like Old Man. Overall, I enjoyed it and would return to it. 3.5/5
Good album, but I wasn't surprised by that after the previous S&G albums. 3.75/5
Liked this more than I expected to. Lots of catchy songs on here. 3.5/5
Another one I liked more than I expected to. I don't know if I'd listen to this on the regular, but it's quite catchy. 3.25/5
Wasn't bad, but didn't do much for me either. There were parts that I liked, but overall it was a bit slow and long. 2.75/5
Pretty good jazz album. I liked it but it didn't hold my attention. 3/5
I liked this one more than Astral Weeks. It didn't sound quite like the same song over and over. I don't know if I'd come back to it still. 3.25/5
Very enjoyable album. I've always liked Tom Petty though. 4/5
Another surprising album. I liked this one quite a bit. It wasn't perfect, but I really enjoyed it. 4.5/5
Kinda liked this. I'm not sure what about it, but it was enjoyable. I wouldn't return to it though. 3.25/5
Good album, but I was already familiar. The first track is a bit long/meandering, and it takes a little to settle in, but then I'm very much into it. 4/5
Not bad, sorta all over the place though. I was surprised by the variety of sound across the thing. Most songs were forgettable though. 3.25/5
Liked this more than I expected. Her voice is so nice, that the rest doesn't seem to matter so much. 3.75/5
Liked this album, but didn't love it. Gotta appreciate what it did though. 3.75/5
Nothing about this really stuck out to me. I'm disappointed. I thought I'd like it more. 3/5
Great album. Already loved it. 5/5
Pretty good! I did think it was a little samey. 3/5
Eh. It was fine, but didn't do anything for me. I didn't hate it, but I'd never choose to listen again. 2.25/5
Great album. I had listened through parts of it before, but never the whole thing. I did feel at times like it's hard to differentiate one song from another, but the overall sound is unique and enjoyable. 4/5
Good album that I don't think I'd heard before. Not many songs I was that familiar with. I enjoyed it though, for sure. 3.75/5
Man, the number of times I found myself bored listening to this was just, way too many times. 2/5
This album was very good. It has a bit of the Pearl Jam - Ten sound, but with a lot of other things going on. I listened through twice and if it were 1996 it would be in my regular rotation. 4/5
I didn't care for this at all. I just can't get on-board with such repetitive backgrounds. Lyrics aren't something I focus on in music, so this could have been clever as all hell and it'd be right over my head. 2/5
At first I didn't really care for this, but it ended up being fairly catchy. I liked it alright, but I wasn't in love with it. 3.5/5
Loved this album. Just very pretty and I liked the guitarwork a lot too. 4.25/5
Pretty boring. I had heard this before and wasn't taken with it then and not taken with it now. That being said, I wouldn't turn it off if it were on in the background. 2.75/5
Pretty good album. I've always had an issue w/ the standard basslines in country music like this, up/down/up/down, stairstep. It just gets super repetitive. However, there are some really cool basslines in some of these songs, and I like what all the other instruments do as well. 3.75/5
Enjoyed this more than most early hip-hop. Maybe it's because of the rock aspects. I wish I enjoyed this sort of thing more, but it gets really repetitive. The focus is on the lyrics/vocals, and that is just not my focus in music. 3.25/5
I found this to be quite boring. Each song sounded like the other and I didn't get it. I assumed maybe it was a concept album because of that, but I looked into it and it isn't. Was sad that I didn't like this more. 2.5/5
Liked this more than I like most Rolling Stones. Actually was pretty good. 3.75/5
I'd heard this before and I know some people love it. I didn't, but I didn't hate it either. My wife did, however. I thought it was decent, but nothing special. 3/5
This one was pretty boring for me, sadly. I maybe don't have the background to know why this is important. 2.5/5
This was pretty interesting. I liked it, and it reminded me of Cate Le Bon just a little. 3.5/5
Very interesting album. It reminded me of Beatles in that britpop way, but it was way more listenable than, say, Oasis. There was a lot of neat ideas. Overall though, I just don't care much for britpop. 3.49/5
Like this. I listened through it twice and both times were good. 3.75/5
Weird album. I was taken aback that it wasn't pop punk, which is what my brain thought Travis was... It was good, but not great. I think I wouldn't enjoy it on return listens, but it was fine background music. 3/5
This was really just the most boring album I've listened to. So generic it may as well not exist. 1/5
Liked the front half of the album, but it didn't really do much for me overall. I liked that it has interesting instrumentation, which is usually where rap loses me. 3.49/5
Great album, but I already knew that. I'd listened to this album a lot last year. 4.5/5
I didn't know this one, but I liked it. It got a little over-long near the end and same-y, but there's plenty to like here. Reminded me of something like Wire. 4/5
Never cared much for this band, and at the beginning my biases were confirmed. Each song was pretty similar to the other. That changed somewhat near the tail of the album, with the longer songs being more interesting. I liked this a little more than I expected. 3.49/5
More good Van Halen. Not as good as debut album, but still a lot of fun. 4/5
Liked it more than I thought I would, but still nothing amazing. I wouldn't return to it, but I'll likely continue to sing along to the singles. 3/5
Love this album. Already loved it, and still love it. Bowie is a god. 5/5
Really enjoyed this one 4/5
Not bad, but nothing amazing. I enjoyed some songs more than others, but I probably wouldn't revisit it. 3.25/5
I've heard most of these songs before, but all together I really liked the album. 4/5
This was ok, but sorta boring overall. Not as boring as the most boring shoegaze, but not exciting. 3/5
Really liked this. It was really playful and I just enjoyed the whole thing. 4/5
Liked this one. I didn't realize some of the songs were theirs, but I knew them already. 3.5/5
Pretty boring, overall. I don't think I'd revisit this. Some songs are good, but the ones that aren't are really boring. 2.49/5
Decent album. I liked it more than I expected. Sorta like folkier Dinosaur Jr. The songs were overall too long though, and meandering. I also didn't care too much for Neil's vocals. 3/5
This album owns. I didn't know it, but yeah, I really dig it. Now I know where Vampire Weekend got a lot of their sound. 4.5/5
Blues-y thing that I didn't care much for. "Get on Top" was pretty good though, with its funky guitars. The last part of the song especially gets funky and I liked that song. Overall, it was pretty boring though. 2.5/5
Really enjoyed this one. I associate songs like "She's Always A Woman" to Billy Joel, but he's got a lot of variety on the album. 4/5
It was ok, but nothing really hooked me. I didn't dislike it in any way, but I don't have any reason to come back to it. 2.75/5
Pretty familiar with this album already. It has a lot of great stuff on it. 4/5
I remember when this album came out, and I was not into it because I liked Fever to Tell a lot. Coming back to it, it was better than I remembered, but it's still a pale comparison, imo. 3.49/5
Thought the beats and rapping were OK, but couldn't deal with the blatant homophobia. Too bad. 1/5
Not bad. Not great either. Why is this 72 minutes long? Some great things on here surrounded in duds. 3/5
This was fun, but I've never really connected w/ Prince for some reason. I didn't dislike it, but I can tell it's not something I'd go back to much. 3/5
I hated this album. Hate hate hated it. 1/5
Really fun album. I would return to this and enjoy it. 4/5
Decent, but nothing amazing. I was a little bored, and could tell I wouldn't revisit. 2.75/5
Liked this more than expected, but still, I don't see myself coming back to this either. 3.25/5
Very decent pop album. I don't really care for pop, but if I was going to listen to pop, I'd listen to something like this. 3.75/5
Decent album, but I wasn't super taken with it. It's nice, but I like Rid of Me more. 3.5/5
Really liked this, and didn't know it already. 4.5/5
Liked parts of this quite a bit, but overall a little same-y. 3.49/5
More boring than the other Run-DMC. 2.75/5
Good album. I like Iggy and had listened to this album before though. 4/5
Wasn't quite sure about it on first listen, but there was enough there that I thought I'd give it a second spin. Enjoyed it much more the 2nd time through. There's a few slower parts, but overall pretty fun album and I'd come back to it. 3.75/5
I think I just don't care for britpop. This was a big nothingburger for me. 2.5/5
Best Bob Dylan I've heard so far. I would even go so far as to say I liked this alright. 3.49/5
I wasn't super taken with this. It feels disingenuous that they switch their lyrics to social issues all of a sudden. "Student Demonstration Time" was very tryhard, imo 3/5
I liked this quite a bit more than Aja. It was good to great. I would listen again. Especially My Old School. 4/5
I didn't really like this. The songs felt too long and I kept looking thinking it was 5 minutes but it was like 3 minutes. Also, I don't really wanna listen to fake people fucking or getting head. Boring, overall. 2.49/5
Weird album, but actually it grew on me over the listen, so I listened again and liked it more. Weird shit, but in a good way. 3.75/5
Really liked this, and was surprised I've never heard it. Must have been a bit mind-blowing in 1984. This seems way ahead of it's time. 4/5
Liked this initially, but it got too same-y through the listen. Some neat things here, and cool to hear early dance music, but overall I wouldn't listen to it again. 2.75/5
Great album. Love how different it is from the Stooges. I'm sure you have Bowie to thank, partially, for that. And Eno, right? 4/5
Great album. I have listened to it quite a bit before, but not for at least a few years. 4/5
Ok album. I'm not really into this genre, but it was nice for what it was. 3/5
Thought I'd dislike this quite a bit, and I ended up sorta liking it. I'm not sure I'd come back to it, but it was decent. 3.25/5
Interesting album, and decent. Definitely heard lots of Bowie in there, and overall I enjoyed it. 3.5/5
I liked this. It's just nice to hear x-mas music I haven't heard a million times before, and I'm pretty sure I hadn't heard a bunch of these renditions. 3.5/5
Liked this, but wouldn't go so far as saying loved it. All the songs are fun, but most overstay their welcome. I like all the rhythmic things happening, but it's hella repeaty over the songtime. 3.5/5
This album was cool, and I'd like to listen to it more. 4/5
Not sure I've ever sat down and listened to a King Crimson album before. There was a lot to like here, but it was pretty spaced-out. 3.5/5
I generally don't care for early hiphop (89 isn't that early, but it's not that..late either). I liked this more than most, though. I would choose to listen to this again. 3.75/5
Boring. I don't get reggae. 2/5
Very pretty album. I enjoyed it but didn't love it, however. I'd definitely listen again, as it was so pretty. 3.75/5
Liked this one quite a bit. There were a few times where it was too repeat-y, but they were short enough sections that it didn't hamper it overall. 4/5
I liked this some amount. I'd definitely listen to it again, but I wasn't super taken with it. Just under the borderline 3.49/5
I really hated this. Post-britpop/hyper-britpop, and I don't care for britpop. It's super bad. 1/5
Nice album. I liked it but not as much as Graceland. It's more minimal, and that can be nice, but I liked the instrumentation on Graceland quite a bit more. 3.75/5
I tried, but I just couldn't get into this. I think I'm allergic to most 90s rap :( 2/5
This was passable, but I'm sure I wouldn't find myself listening to this ever again. Iron Man cover was kinda fun though. 3/5
Decent-ish new wave stuff. I found it to be pretty same-y over the play, so it was just ok. 3/5
Great album, and I really enjoyed the whole thing. 4.25/5
Very good album and I liked it a lot. Reminded me more of Carole King and I like the jazziness added to the sound. 4.25/5
Just ok. Didn't do much for me, honestly. I wouldn't choose to listen again. 2.49/5
Really dug this, except the last song. 4/5
Liked this, but not quite as much as I thought I would. It's solid though. 3.5/5
Eh, it was decent. I didn't know all these songs were Peter Frampton, so I learned something there. 3/5
Liked this more than I thought I would, but still, reggae isn't my thing. 3/5
This ruled. 4.5/5
Pretty fun, but not my favorite Yes by any means 3.75
Liked it more over the listen, surprisingly. Little empty-sounding outside of her voice, which isn't really my thing though. 3/5
I enjoyed this, but it was a bit long in places. 3.49/5
Liked this, but not a ton. I probably wouldn't revisit. 3.25/5
I've listened before, and it didn't do anything for me those times either. 2.49/5
I liked this more than expected. It sounded like Reverend Horton Heat singing things that weren't rockabilly. 3.5/5
Good shit, although I like Next Year's Model a bit more. 4/5
This is good. I'll bet it was super new-sounding in 1992. Now I've heard a lot like it, but in 1992, there's probably nothing like this. 4/5
Eh, I've never really cared for this. Maybe it would have been amazing in the 70's, but it doesn't do much for me now. feeling a 2.5/5 on this, but I'll bump to 3/5 because I know it's important.
I wanted to dislike this, but actually it's pretty good. I know if I listened to it 1-2 more times through I'd like it less though. 3.49/5
Another good Joni Mitchell album. 4/5
weird album. I didn't care for the huge first track, but the other songs were decent, and even good in places. Gonna average this out to a 3/5, I think
Really not my kind of music, but I definitely enjoyed myself. Not sure if I would revisit, but it was fun. 3.5/5
Haven't listened to this album in forever. It was great. I don't quite connect with it to make it a 5/5, but it's close. 4.5/5
Quite fun album, and I don't think I'd heard it before 3.75/5
Snorefest for me. I just don't get it. All the songs sound the same, and the sound is not great. 1.5/5
Good album. I know the singles, but hadn't heard the album. I liked it. 3.75/5
Hadn't listened to this in like 2 decades. I like it better than I expected. 3.75/5
Liked this a lot more than I expected to. Was a fun listen and I didn't get bored. 3.75/5
I liked this alright. Weird instrumentation/playing on the guitars pretty often, but I thought it was good. 3.49/5
Pretty decent electronic. Definitely sounds like the 90s now though. 3.5/5
Reminds me of playing Tony Hawk, and it was pretty fun. I thought it'd get same-y, but it didn't quite. I'd listen again. 3.5/5
Eh. Didn't do anything for me. Sorta boring. 2/5
Eh, not really for me. The skits on these albums always put me way off too.
Sounded like Flaming Lips. Pretty good and I'd probably listen to it again. 3.5/5
Hell yeah. I know I listened to this when it was new, but I forgot how good it was. I wasn't quite as taken with it as Return to Cookie Mountain, but putting 15 years between listens, it is a very good album. 4.5/5
I couldn't get into this at all. It just seemed a little unhinged and would need lots of edits to become something I'd be interested in listening to. 2/5
Pretty good album. Reminded me of The Cure in places, but overall I wasn't super taken with this. I could tell it'd grow on me a bit though. 3.5/5
I wasn't into this, unfortunately. It was too slow, and I don't like Billie's warble. 1.5/5
Pretty good album, only brought down by the last song. Without last song 4/5 With last song 3.5/5
Weird to hear the pop version of Radiohead after listening to OK Computer and after so much. Still, not bad and some highlights. 3.5/5
Another nice Nick Drake album. I liked this one quite a bit. 4/5
Was decent, but wasn't super taken with it. I wouldn't turn it off if it were put on. 3/5
Fun album! I quite enjoyed it, although it was a bit overlong. Otherwise, some tracks were really killer. 3.75/5
Pretty good album. I enjoyed it well enough. I'd listen again. I know I've heard like half of these as singles, but the other half were just as enjoyable. 3.5/5
Not bad but not great either. I like certain songs a lot, but there also feels like a lot of filler on there, and there's no reason for it to be a double album. 3.5/5
This album would have been decent, but the goddamn electric jug was so distracting from the decent music underneath it. 1.5/5
Better than expected, but a huge step down from Live Through This. The songs I hadn't heard were good, but I still don't like the singles. 3/5
Fun album. It's funny how songs were never more than like 2.5 minutes back then. Just powering through these little ditties. I like it. 3.75/5
Never listened to this, but apparently I knew the singles from the radio. Really enjoyed it though, and I'm not that surprised. I was super into Bat Out of Hell 2 when I was a kid. 4/5
Decent album. I'm still not taken in too far with Depeche Mode, but I think I liked this more than Violator? 3.5/5