Fun, playful, funky, trying to redo green onions, but that's not a necessarily bad thing
Fun, bluesy, a few great stand outs, but a lot of the same otherwise
Really great celtic pub rock vibes, little bit of U2 coming through, maybe a few tracks too many, but the highs are very high- 2nd track in particular
Fails to reconcile the heartbreaking vocals and joyful orchestral score, thus left with a confused mixture of both. Again, somewhat repetitive, some hits but mostly filler
Great variety in sound, vocals and instruments in glorious harmony, fun and heartfelt
Better than expected, varied styles, surprisingly heartfelt but also danceable in places, a surprise hit for me
It's so bland compared to their contemporaries and inspirations: none of the politics of CCR, none of the of the romantic complications of Fleetwood Mac, none of the creativity of Steely Dan- just rock ballad after rock ballad
Despite being a huge B&S fan, I'd not heard many tracks from the debut. What a mistake. It's twee as fuck, but gloriously so. The jangly guitars, gorgeous brass, delightful woodwind. It's indie, and cute, and mischievous, and sincere. I'm biased but I love this shit.
Definitely one to revisit, and pay more attention to, especially the lyrics. A harder Beatles basically, with a cool concept. Catchy enough here and there
Even as a diehard Beatles fan, I question this album's presence on the list. It's totally fine, decent pop covers, but nowhere near as influential impressive, or enjoyable as the albums that came before or after it. Not bad, but not great.
Interesting but obtuse. Probably not something that I would listen to exclusively, but maybe an album to return to when studying. Definitely earns its place on the list though.
Starts strong, but loses steam after the title track, and only returns to form at the last one. Funky and a summery vibe, but lower half drags everything else down with it.
A fantastic companion piece to Arctic Monkeys' debut album. Every word feels perfectly chosen to draw out comedy or poignancy to the max. As a result, I really enjoy the repetition of phrases over and over again. A fantastic snapshot of early 2000s Britain, one to enjoy further in the future.
Even if only on an intellectual level, you have to admire the boldness of the album. Mixing modern hip-hop with art rock and experimental jazz is impressive for any artist, let alone one in their 60s. But the emotion carries it as well, with the final track in particular hitting home deeply.
Not as abrasive as others have made out, but still a tough listen. There's probably something clever and meaningful in amongst the chaos, but I'll be damned if I'm going to try and find it.
Good singles with a lot of ok filler. Nothing bad but not my cup of tea
Need to listen more but enjoyed it a fair bit.
Dark and gothic, but also driving and catchy. A clear inspiration for some of my favourite artists, with great singles to boot.
Not bad. Some decent tracks, but a fair bit of filler, and generally not my cup of tea.
Individually, I like the dance beats and indie pop, but I'm very uncertain as to the success of the pairing. Disappointing in that I thought this would be right up my street
Pretty smooth and enjoyable, some digable planets and tribe vibes.
Very smooth, and very chill. Two great artists bouncing off each other in harmony.
I'm not an expert on trip-hop but I think it's worth appreciating the album as many do as the origin of the genre. Based on my listen, I should give the genre a try cause this is pretty sick
A bit kitsch for my liking, but some interesting sounds here
First two tracks are cool Bond themes, the rest are melodramatic tripe. Why is this on the the list?
Kind of a disappointment. Some absolute bangers (the opening 2 tracks) with some overly long, stodgy, and outright plagiarism.
Funky and enjoyable, with some weirder moments here and there. Very long, and probably doesn't need that length.
Hard to describe in words, but the serenity and melancholic charm is undeniable. Love it.
Not the easiest listen, but interesting and clearly influential. Definitely one to come back to in the future.
Not great, but not the worst thing ever. Occasionally entertaining but more often a reminder of why prog rock can seem inaccessible and snobby
Impressive but not my thing. Occasionally hilarious and thought provoking, but a hard sell to recommend.
Just what I wanted from beck. Melancholic lyrics but never to the point of melodrama, and with a sound to match
Bonkers yet fun, cheesy, Springsteen-style metal-ish prog pop-rock
Easily the best Beatlemania album. Packed with classic hits and underrated gems. The first album with all original material, and a fantastic movie to boot.
Historical but not great today. Enjoyable in places, but often samey and with poor production.
Didn't enjoy as much as I thought I would, being an alt-rock album from the 90s. The ska and high energy vibes get a bit obnoxious after 20 min, let alone 40. OK in small doses, but pretty unmemorable for a whole album.
The hits are absolutely incredible, with some decent extras, but a lot of misses as filler. The highs are very high, but the lows are as equally low.