The style is interesting and different but I'm not a fan of the music itself so far. Their talk singing style is odd. Not my style.
Nice, chill, relaxing vibes. I would listen to it again.
1st sounds not very good 2nd slightly better 3rd I like the best so far 4th is ok 5th kinda sucks skipped after listening 2/3s 6th eh ok song kind of forgetable 7th Not a fan of this album
Really nice listen
Not a huge fan of this album but I'd give some of his other work a listen to see if I like it.
Great album full of classic songs.
Had to immediately turn down the volume after the 1st song started. So far not off to a great start, didn't like the 2nd track. I'm more a fan of lyrics and singing which these songs so far don't have much of. Not to say that I don't enjoy instrumental songs, I just haven't been feeling this album so far. 2 Towers didn't need to be 7 minutes long, it feel like the same part repeated for 5 of those minutes. No progression at all, very boring. Fast forwarded through the last couple songs and wasn't impressed. Not my kind of style.
First half of the album were songs unknown to me and they were ok. The second half had some jams.
1st Song Soft Rock Similar vibes throughout. Not bad, easy listen. Definitely need to be in a certain mood to listen to this album, but it's alright.
Sounds like a very early version of Rammstein which is one of my favorite bands. Despite my low rating I will give this album a couple. Ote listens to see what sticks and songs I may like.
I really liked most of the tracks on the album. The song with Ne-Yo was garbage. Great album overall, will be giving it multiple listens.
Meh not a fan. Lyrics are garbled and hard to comprehend. Not a fan of the sound. One or two songs were decent.
Not very catchy or easy to pick up initially. Electronic isn't my favorite genre but I'm always willing to give it a chance. Not a fan of this album.
Classic 90's/early 2000's rap. Silly that every song starts with "This is a Missy Elliott exclusive". All of the biggest collab/guest rappers. Songs are meh, ok. Same lyrics/theme for most songs. Overall good initial message in the intro and at the end. Cool tributes to artists that are dead. I enjoyed listening to it but will not give it any more listens.
Not my favorite album of theirs but they are quintessential 80s rock/metal. Great band with a lot of classic songs.
1st one has a nice drum beat but annoying that same word repeated over and over. 2nd all over the place musically lot of sampling. I wasn't expecting a rap album if that what this is? 3rd song. Just sounds like a bunch of random stuff was sampled together. Not enjoying the vibe of this at all. Early 80s hip hop that just doesn't sound like its a serious composition.
Classic metal album with hit after hit. \m/
Oh hey I recognize the first song! Never knew who sang it though. 2nd song is pretty catchy too. So far so good. One of the first punk albums maybe? I like the sound and vibe of the different songs.
I like the music but not the singers voice or vocal style. Tainted love is a banger. I'm not a huge fan of 80s electronic music. It sounds dated and cheesy.
Music is okay. Not a fan of the mumbling rambling singing style so far. Reading about the guys life is sad and tragic and puts into prospective the music he created. While interesting, the music isn't my favorite and you definitely need to be in a certain mood to listen to it. War in Peace the album has come alive a bit, still going to keep listening. Back to a slow folksy sound that doesn't excite me much. War in Peace is probably my favorite track.
I recognize the first song although I'm not completely familiar with it. Cool vibes so far. I like it! I will definitely give this album another listen. Has lots of potential to be an album/band that I will enjoy that I did not know before this.
I'm generally not a fan of live albums so we will see what my impression is going on. Thought the 2nd song sounded familiar but wasn't quite what I was thinking of. Doobie Wah kind of reminded me of the Doobie Bros sound a bit. I like the sounds, will definitely give this album a second listen.
Essential Jimi Hendrix. A lot of his best songs are here on this album. My first 5/5.
Haunted goth sound, very early 80s. not a far four songs in but still willing to give it a chance. So far I'm not enjoying this album. May give some of their other albums a listen but this one wasn't one of my favorites.
Get it on (Bang on a Gong) is familiar song to me. I like the sound and style of the album. Definitely will give it a second listen. The band interview at the end talking about the album is such a cool concept that I wish more bands did and I'm sad that didn't take off.
Lot of pop culture references in the first song. Interesting sound. Very easy to listen to. Will probably give this another listen in the future.
Not much of a fan of live albums.
Initial thoughts, not a fan of the mumbling rambling singing style. The music itself sounds nice. I am enjoying listening to this more and more. A decent album, I will give some of his other albums a listen for sure.
Initially I wasn't sure if I liked the sound but it slowly grew on me. Definitely sound like they heavily influenced flogging Molly and dropkick Murphy. Will listen again.
Not my favorite Beastie Boys album. I would rather listen to one of the others.
Normally I don't care for live albums but I enjoyed this recording a lot.
I strongly dislike the vocal style and music. Not something that I can enjoy listening to. Even if I was in a bad/depressed mood, I would rather listen to anything but this.
I am enjoying listening to this so far, the beats are satisfying. Some of the spoken samples can be a bit repetitive and take away from the music. Not a bad album overall.
She has a nice soothing voice. Easy music to relax and listen to. Enjoyed this album.
Very fast and chaotic start to an album. Tough to follow and a bit tiring to keep up with and listen. Difficult to enjoy listening to this.
The music is just okay, it doesn't do anything to excite me or want to listen to it again. Hungry like the wolf is the best song on the album.
I really love this album a lot and listen to it regularly. One of my favorite albums and bands of all time.
Slow and not very catchy so far. I don't think the music is bad just not my style. Boring and bland.
Not a fan so far. Just sounds like a lot of loud noises and jumbled yelling. Kind of grating on my ears. Just not enjoyable to listen to. May check out some of their other albums.
Decent album will listen to it again to get a better feel for everything.
Easy to listen to so far. Switched the style up, I like it. Not what I expected but I am enjoying it. Some talking parts that I'm not as interested in. I think he has a pretty average singing voice not exceptional but not bad and to me it adds to the appeal of their sound. Normal people doing a job and going home to be with loved ones.
Full of raw emotion and very powerful singing. Enjoying it quite a bit. Awesome recording, I loved every minute of it!
The First song was just ok. I like the start to the 2nd one so far. Easy to listen too and enjoyable. Definitely a Blues Jam!
She has a nice voice. Easy to listen to love songs. Very 80s sound. Overall not something that I would regularly listen to, but I'm happy to have listened to it and broaden my horizons.
Fun album easy to listen to.
Some jams on here.
Never gave this album a full listen before. I knew the hits that were on the radio often. I really enjoy 80/90s rap and this is quite a throwback. I am loving it.
1st time ever listening to Steely Dan. Easy to listen to, I want to re-listen to this album and their other work. Ok, so I have heard the Reelin' in the Years song, one of their bigger hits.
Not a fan of the music. Kind of reminded me of the band Garbage.
Very powerful and compelling story telling offering a different prespective of peoples struggles. I enjoyed listening to it. I would listen to more of her Music, but it isn't something that I would regularly listen to.
Boring, generic and there is nothing exciting or memorable about this album. Just not the type of music that I prefer.
So far I hate the vocal style of the lead singer. Lazy, talking, incomprehensible, jumble of words. The music itself is ok. Not something that I would listen to again, just not my thing.
Smashing Pumpkins were one of the first bands that I listened to and one of the first cds I ever bought. I enjoyed this album and it brought back a ton of nostalgia.
The style is interesting and different but I'm not a fan of the music itself so far. Their talk singing style is odd. Not my style.
The music is ok. It is easy to listen to. Not very exciting and it doesn't invoke anything in me. I may listen to it again.
The music is very loud and drowns out the singers voice which i want to hear more of. I may give it a second listen, it sounds like something I would enjoy but it didn't immediately get me excited listening to it.
Meh its different but definitely not my favorite type of music.
I normally love rap but I'm so far not enjoying this album thus far. I'm not a fan of the beats, the flow, or the weird vocal modifications. I really like the Bladerunners song. Love the El-P cameo. Too experimental for my tastes.
I really like this album so far. Easy to listen to, very catchy on the first listen. I've heard one of their bigger hits (Just What I Needed) before, but The Cars were not a band that I was explored previously. I will definitely be looking into some of their other albums. Moving in Stereo is a jam!
I am surprised with how much I am enjoying this album so far. Normally I'm not a huge electronic music guy, but I'm digging what I am hearing. Some of the songs in the latter half aren't as interesting to me.
First two songs were ok, some interesting samples were used. Porcelain is one of his biggest hits and a song that I enjoy. I also recognize South side. Ok a few more of these are familiar. A good mix of calm, relaxing, easy to listen to music and some upbeat jams.
He has a very calm soothing voice and a very good story teller. I enjoyed this album very much.
I have given it a chance so far and I'm just not really digging the music or her singing style. Human behavior was the standout track for me. I didn't hate it but just not for me.
Some classic songs. Overall though, the album was just ok.
Very cool, mellow, amazing story telling. Easy to relax and listen to and makes me think of enjoying a nice summer day.
Decent music, I will give them another listen and check out their other albums to make a long term judgement whether i like it or not.
Disco music huh, interesting to see how it holds up. Not bad so far, easy to groove to. I like the first song. The title song is a classic hit. Overall I enjoyed this album.
I go into this having listened to some of his work and struggled to enjoy it. I hope this experience will be different. Sounds like an interesting jam session, I am enjoying it more than I expected so far. I think the reason I like this album more so far is that it is mostly instrumental. I really liked the guitar solo on Son of Mr. Green Genes. Overall a fantastic album.
I liked the first song but did not like the second one. Third song was ok nothing memorable. The forth one is a little too slow for my liking. This album is so far unremarkable and boring. I'm eager for this to be over.
The first song sounds vaguely familiar. A legendary singer with an amazing voice. While I wouldn't listen to this regularly it is very beautiful and easy to listen to.
I didn't hate listening to the album but its not my favorite style of music or singing. Couldn't get into it.
The title track is such a classic, albeit a slightly overplayed/used song. A legendary singer and voice.
She has a beautiful voice. I probably wouldn't listen to it regularly but I enjoyed the album overall. Easy to listen to.
Initially I am not a fan of the beat on the first song. She has a good voice but it is drowned out by the loud accompanying music. Does have a very powerful and uplifting message.
I first listened to this album probably ten years ago or so from a friend who gave me a burned a copy of this cd. I really like the instrumentation and her vocal style. Triphop is a genre that I am interested in checking out more. Glory box and wandering star are my favorite two songs.
I don't have any strong feelings about this album one way or another. It was easy to listen to and enjoy. I would listen to it again.
I am enjoying the music so far. Normally I don't like live recordings but the quality is superb. It's refreshing listening to music that I wouldn't normally be exposed to.
The beginning of the first song was a bit disorienting in my headphones. The noise went from one ear to the other. I liked the rest of the song. The second song was just ok. I love the h20 gate poem. Easily my favorite song on here.
I had never heard of this artist before today. Very easy to listen to and she has a beautiful voice. I'd be interested in checking out her other work.
I know a few of his biggest hits but I am mostly unfamiliar with David Bowie's work. I am definitely interested in checking out some of his other albums. This one, however, did not retain my interest. The only song I recognized was "Heroes" but only because of the Rammstein cover. The music was ok, and the vocal style/recording on this one made it tough to understand him.
This is the second Bob Marley & The Wailers albums I have gotten. I really enjoyed the first one. Besides his biggest hits, I am mostly unfamiliar with his songs. I am really enjoying this album as well. The lyrics are so powerful and enlightening.
The first song is a classic, 5/5. Second song is good, 3/5. Third song is ok, a little long, 2/5. Fourth one I am familiar with and enjoy, 4/5. Fifth Song is alright, 3/5. Sixth song is another classic, 5/5. The last song is alright, 3/5. Overall a fantastic album!
I enjoyed the mix of jazz and modern r&b in the first song. The second song was a bit underwhelming. Sounds like classic 90's R&B music. Not a favored genre of mine or one that I'm very familiar with. It is easy to listen it and I don't hate it.
I have never heard of this artist before today. So far the music is alright, nothing that jumps out or is spectacular. I might be interested in listening to some of their other albums as well as this one a second time.
Respect is a timeless classic. Aretha is a legendary singer with a truly powerful voice that rings with emotion. I loved listening to this album, as I wasn't familiar with most of the songs on it.
The sound of this record is very dated and doesn't hold up at all. The rapping was mediocre and I wasn't a fan of her voice. I did not enjoy this album.
I have never heard of this artist before today. I am pleasantly enjoying this album and am eager to check out some of their other work. Very easy to listen to and catchy. The lyrics were positive and uplifting.
Slow, boring, fucking awful. The first "song" sounds like the same 3 notes played over and over again for 6 minutes. I kept listening in hopes for something in the "music" to pick up and enjoy but eventually gave up. The second song I lasted for 4 minutes of the repeated moaning and vague hints of music in the background. 3rd song sounded like the 1st and second song mixed together and I got frustrated and stopped listening all together. Play this music on the plane if you want to sleep the whole trip. Terrible.
The music was ok, but a bit too experimental for my tastes. Wouldn't listen to this again. Normally I'm a fan of longer songs, but it was tough getting through parts of the first two songs.
I was very excited to listen to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds as they are relatively unknown to me. I enjoyed the music very much and will definitely be giving it multiple replays to figure out which songs I like the best.
This album is very weird so far, it almost feels like a comedy skit. I am not really enjoying it. Kendrick Lamar's verses are a bright spot so far. Not my thing.
Legendary producer and pioneer of Gangsta Rap of the 90's. Great album overall although most of the skits I did not enjoy. The middle songs were also a bit lacking. Nothin' But A G Thang is easily top 5 best Rap songs of all time.
Before today, I have heard of The Grateful Dead but I'm not sure I could name any of their biggest hits. I am excited to listen a "new" band. I love this album and the whole folksy style. Very easy to relax and listen to. I am eager to listen to the rest of their discography.
I initially like the sound of the first song but then the singing started and I don't like his voice at all. The lyrics are interesting and though provoking. The singing on the second song was a bit better and easier to listen to. 3rd song sounds like a demented Oompa Loompa song. This is a very weird and experimental album. Not sure if its my thing, so far I am not a fan. The random kazoos? in the songs are interesting. I enjoy the more serious songs but overall this album is not something that I would listen to again.
The music is alright but I'm not a fan of her voice. It's not bad just not for me. I'm glad I listened to it but I probably wouldn't play it again.
What an awesome album, Johnny Cash is a fantastic performer and musician. I was completely enthralled by his excellent story telling and sense of humor. I loved this album.
The music itself was not bad but i dislike the 80s style of singing. The first song was probably my favorite. Just not my favored type of music.
I am really enjoying this project as it is exposing me to music from other countries and cultures that I would normally never come across. I enjoyed the music even though I didn't understand the language it was being sung in. Very cool!
This is my second Elliott Smith album. I gave the first one a 2/5. I am enjoying this one a little bit more. Easy to listen to and have on in the background. Overall I like it better than the other album I had.
Smooth and easy to listen to jazz music. I enjoyed this album. Nothing specifically stood out enough to make it spectacularly outstanding. If I wanted to put something on in the background I'd totally listen this to.
In places here and there it sounds like music that I would normally enjoy from this era. And yet it never reached the point where I was fully into it. Not very catchy or enjoyable to listen to as a whole. I recognized the song The Weight and even that song id probably only give a 3/5. Slightly disappointed but I will still give their other albums a listen.
I'm not a fan of this genre of music. I feel that is sounds cheesy and dreadful. I can appreciate that others may enjoy it. But it feels very dated to me.
Imagine is a classic and timeless song easily 5/5. I am unfamiliar with the rest of the album. I enjoyed the second song. So far I'm feeling this album is a solid 3/5. Easy to listen to but not spectacular enough for me to give it any more than 3 stars. I'd listen again though to see if my opinion changes.
RHCP is an awesome band whose songs I listen to regularly. While sometimes their songs cover some heavy topics, I enjoy the easy to listen, chill sound that they have cultivated over the years. Reminds me of the good times of summer. Multiple huge hits on this album although towards the end I am less familiar with some of those songs, they were still great songs on their own.
I have never heard of this band before so I didn't know what to expect. Unfortunately im not much of a fan of this type of electronic (?) Music. It was cool how they blended previous songs into the next songs in certain spots. The super repetitive lyrics on book a flight x 20 was frustrating to listen to. This was not my ideal album.
Adele has such a beautiful and powerful voice, and even though I'm not usually a fan of pop music, I can appreciate her talent. Hello and Send My Love are 5/5 songs to me. Send My Love always brings back fond memories of when I was in England and Scotland for vacation. This is one of the songs that kept playing on the radio and I always associate that song with that trip. Wonderful album overall.
Never heard of them before but the parallels between them and the Beatles are pretty clear. So far the Beatles are the better band, but I am enjoying this album so far. Overall decent music.
Jethro Tull is another band that I have heard of but know very little about. I'm excited to check this album out. Not quite what I was expecting, but enjoyable nonetheless. I don't know if its something that I would listen to regularly, but I'm glad that I have at least once. The flute solos are actually kind of cool and makes their sound unique.
Another band that I have never heard of before today. Good classic music, easy to listen to and enjoy. I'd listen to their other albums. This one was merely ok, I may listen to it again but I'm happy to have heard it at least once.
A legendary and once in a lifetime musician. I loved this album so much. Bunch of hits on it.
I enjoyed this album a lot and it was a nice change of pace from the others on the list I've gotten so far. Blueberry Hill is the only song that I previously knew of and it is a great song. The recording isn't perfect but that can be forgiven with how long ago it was performed. Excited to hear more of his discography.
I am familiar with Tom Waits and his distinctive and unique voice. His stream of consciousness spoken word poetry style is his trademark. Before I started this I thought there would be no way that I would rate it above a 3, but I am pleasantly surprised as the album progressed. Funny sense of humor and eclectic word choices made for a fun listen. Would I add this album to my normal music playlist, probably not. But I am happy having had listened to it.
This is the second album that I've gotten of Steely Dan. I am enjoying this one more than the first one. I think that I have heard "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" before. This is some nice classic rock. I'm excited to listen to more of their discography.
I grew up on 90's grunge and it is by far my favorite genre of music. Of the big 4 (AIC, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden), I'd rank AIC as my 3rd favorite. I like the dual vocals of Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell. It's a shame that the same addictions that fuelled such powerful lyrics and themes of their songs ultimately led to the deaths of multiple figures in the grunge scene. This album is packed with hit after hit. I would say that this is their best album.
Aggressive, in your face, 90s Gangsta Rap! It Was a Good Day is probably a top 10 all time rap song for me. Interesting and helps empathizing hearing the politically intense lyrics and different points of view of the struggles of others. Overall I think his rhyming style is a bit basic. He has fantastic delivery and has been very influential in rap. Legendary Rapper.
Meh very eclectic and all over the place. Not a fan of what I've heard so far. Very avant-garde. Not for me. It's not so bad that I was able to get through the whole album without skipping/fast forwarding.
I definitely want to give jazz more of a listen and decide how I feel about it. This album was nice to listen to in the car, but it didn't really grab my attention in a pleasing way. I will give more of his discography a listen and form a better opinion. Enjoyable.
I have heard of this band but I am not familiar with any of their albums or songs. Another band that I was very psyched to check out. Sounds like classic thrash metal which I love and is one of my favorite genres. This album came out around the golden age of Thrash metal and its very apparent how much they are influenced by bands like Slayer and to a lesser extent Metallica. I can hear similarities in their riffs and the singer sounds a lot like the singer from Slayer to me. Also very similar lyrical themes that Slayer sang about. I loved this album a lot and I will be doing a deep dive of their discography to see what else they have produced over the years. \m/
I will admit that I was not excited when this album came up. I may be biased but I really dislike this genre and vocal styleand the cure is no different. I gave this album a listen but its just not music that I can enjoy. To each their own.
I think this is the second Neil Young album that I've gotten so far. I'm not a huge fan of the sound of his voice, however he does make some enjoyable music. He's the quintessential folk rock artist.
Classic 90s political and social activism rap. Not one my favorite of the rap groups, but I'm definitely wanting to explore their discography and learn more about them.
While I don't like him personally, it's impossible to deny that Kanye West is a legendary and very influential rapper and music producer. I enjoyed this album a lot and I will continue to listen to his music and try to separate the art from the person.
I enjoyed the spacey and out of this world sound of their music. However I couldn't stand how whiny the main singer's voice was. It was ok for a couple of the songs, but it got old quickly. I may still check out their other work?
I know the big popular hits of theirs but I am less familiar with the rest of their work. I was very eager to check them out. Along with "its the end of the world", I have heard "the one i love". The third song that I really enjoyed that was previously unknown to me was "finest worksong". I'm excited to listen to more of their albums.
I like some folk music but this didn't really grab my attention or pull my interest, it was just there. Never heard of this band before. Just meh overall
I am unfamiliar with this band and not sure what to expect. Sounds like classic 60s Psychedelic music. Hey Grandma is my favorite song so far. Not bad overall.
Admittedly I am not a huge David Bowie fan, I do appreciate some his bigger hits. This is the second album of his that I have gotten. I liked the title track, it was eclectic and all over the place but a fun listen. Not a fan of the second song. Overall just not my favorite style of music, I can understand how others would enjoy it.
I'm eager to check out this Roots album, I've heard of them but am unfamiliar with their discography. The beats haven't been very catchy but the lyricism has been top notch. Rock You 3/5. Sacrifice 3.5/5. Rolling With Heat 3.5/5. Thought @ Work 3.5/5. The Seed (2.0) 3/5. Break You Off 4/5. Water 3/5. Quills 4/5. Pussy Galore 4/5. Complexity 3.5/5. Something in the Way 2/5. Rhymes and Ammo 3/5. Thirsty! 2/5.
This is the second album I've gotten of PJ Harvey's and I was not impressed with the first one. Hopefully this one is better. Meh I don't like this album or band at all.. I don't like the singer's voice and the music is slow and boring.
I've grown to love Fleetwood Mac thanks to my wife. Rumours is probably a top 5 classic album of all time for me. This album definitely has a different and unique sound to their previous work. I am enjoying this new approach they took, very cool. Oh wow this is a double album, hope it remains consistently good the whole way. Halfway through and it's been great.
I haven't heard of the Smiths before today. I really really dislike the 80s haunted hollow sounding vocals. The music was eh ok, just not my thing.
A bit biased going into this seeing the band's name and the decade of release. So far it's more of the same bland 80's vocals and bad synths. Thankfully it isn't a long album but so far I have not been enjoying it. Just a bit too slow and soft for me. I'm not a fan of the mixing at all, the music drowns out the singer throughout and the distortion from the guitars is unpleasant to my ears. The songs sounded very repetitive and similar and they felt blended together. Almost made it through the whole album but I just couldn't do it.
A classic album from a legendary and influential rock band. Not much else to say.
I enjoy QOTSA's music although I have never listened to their self-titled debut album. The music is good but I believe they are still figuring out their iconic sound. This sounds like the prototype version. I'll give this one another listen to see what I think.
I'll admit that I was a bit biased going into this with my feelings towards Bono and U2. Overall the first couple songs were really catchy but the rest of the album was just ok. I didn't hate listening to this as much as I had expected. I wouldn't add it to my regular rotation of music I listen to but I enjoyed the experience enough to maybe later down the line giving this another listen.
I know her most famous hits but I have not listened to an entire dolly Parton album before today. I do know that she is an amazing and generous person. I love her voice and the songs are fascinating. I hope more of her albums are on this list as I feel like this might not be her best album overall. Enjoyable none the less.
I had never heard of the band before today and it took me until the 4th or 5th song to fully realize that the lead singer is also from the band Arctic Monkeys. I really enjoyed the sound and delivery of the music. I definitely want to check this out again and their other discography if there is any.
Queen is one of the best bands of all time and Bohemian Rhapsody is the greatest rock song ever made. Some of their less popular songs are featured on here and its refreshing to hear them with how prevalent their biggest hits are played. Freddie Mercury also had one of the best voices of lead singers and had one of the best stage presences ever.
Never heard of this group before. I found them utterly dull, bland, and unremarkable. The singer's voice was monotone and without much emotion. Did not enjoy this album at all.
The first song being purely instrumental, I did enjoy it. The following two songs the vocals are just awful and detract from the music. I had to skip Just a Second as it was grating on my nerves. I like Giggy Smile/Picnic on a Frozen River. (at least the 2nd half of it). So I do enjoy the instrumental songs even if they get a bit weird. Tough to rate this one. It's a Bit of Pain has some really jarring and annoying sounds.
Eh, I didn't care much for the first song. I'm not a fan of Dylan's mumbley vocal style. The music itself is cool but his voice is just distracting. Sorry Bob, I'm not much of a fan besides maybe some of your biggest hits.
One of the reasons I am loving this challenge, is the exposure to music from other cultures, across the world. It is very exciting to get something that I am unfamiliar with. Overall I am enjoying this album and will definitely give it another listen down the line.
I do enjoy instrumental music, but nothing from this album has caught my full attentionThe music was just merely ok, not something that I would seek out or actively choose to listen to. As a background while doing something else it serves a fine purpose.
I just couldn't get into this album or artist. The beats were good but the lyrics and themes are dated and hard to understand.
The Offspring is a fantastic band with lots of memorable jams. I really enjoy this album and it invokes fond memories from my child hood and young adolescence growing up in the 90s.
I am unfamiliar with Blondie besides they biggest hit "One Way Or Another", which is such a classic song. "Heart of Glass" is another song that I recognize and that I appreciate. Overall the album is alright, I'm happy to have listened to it, but I don't think I will add it to my regular listening rotation.
I have not heard of "X" before, but I'm interested to find out what they are about. So far nothing jumps out as hey I really like this sound, but it's inoffensive and is decent. May check it out again but overall meh its alright.
It was fun and felt like going back in a time machine to a time when hip hop was light and fun. I enjoyed the experience. Scorpio is probably the only song I disliked, the robotic voice was annoying to listen to.
Meh nothing special about this album and it's kind of boring and bland. Not for me.
This group is pretty off the wall but oddly enough I am enjoying this album and definitely will check it out again.
I've heard the song rehab before but off the top of my head I couldn't name another song of hers. I think she did a duet with Tony Bennet? I really enjoyed the music itself but her voice isn't my cup of tea and its very hard to make out what she is singing about. I was looking forward to this album but I ended up feeling disappointed.
I really enjoyed this album a ton, having never heard of her before. She has an incredible voice. I loved the slight outtakes that happened during a couple of the songs, her wit and sense of humor shone through. I will definitely be listening to this album again and checking out her other discography.
I really enjoy NIN's music and I'm happy to see them on this list. I've listened to this album and the others many many times. Mr Self Destruct 2/5 Piggy 3/5 Heresy 5/5 March of the Pigs 3/5 Closer 5/5 Ruiner 3/5 The Becoming 3/5 I Do Not Want This 3/5 Big Man With a Gun 2/5 A Warm Place 3/5 Eraser 3/5 Reptile 5/5 The Downward Spiral 3/5 Hurt I prefer the quiet version so much more, the weird fuzziness? is frustrating to listen to. The quiet version is easily a 5/5 though. Overall I'd say this is a 4/5 album, lot of cool tracks on it.
Not very good at all.
Boring and extremely forgettable music. The beginning started off ok but as the album plodded along it lost my attention frequently. I hate the singers voice/vocal style. This music just is not for me.
The music was alright, I enjoyed it for the most part. I won't regularly listen to it, but it was a nice change of pace of what I usually enjoy musicwise.
Glad to hear that they made different music than the disco which they are greatly known for. While the lyrics and themes were simple, the tunes were catchy and easy to listen to and enjoy. While not an album id listen to regularly, I can appreciate the artistry.
They are a legendary duo from a time in music that long since evolved and changed. The lyrics are a bit outdated but the songs themselves are beautiful.
I've heard of Muddy Waters, but I'm unsure if I could name some of his songs off the top of my head. I really enjoyed this recording and I definitely want to check out his other discography.
This is the second album I've gotten of Tom Wait's. He is such a weird, eclectic, unique musician. While I enjoyed it at face value, this is not something that I would regularly listen to.
This is the second album that I have gotten and both have been quite enjoyable. A new artist that I like that I probably would have never heard of if not for this 1001 albums music project. Thanks for the recommendations.
Cool classic 90s rap music. I enjoyed the lyrics, flow, and beats. I will definitely check out more of their discography.
I had heard of this group before but I couldn't name any of their songs. I was excited to check them out and the album got off to a decent start but I quickly lost interest and discovered that their music isn't my thing. I don't think that it is awful, just not my favorite type of music.
This is the second album of The Pogues that I have listened to and I really enjoyed this album. A big per-cursor to bands like Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphy. Awesome Irish Folk music.
I was excited to check out this album, as I have heard of the legendary performer James Brown. My first impression was that the music was just alright. I didn't hate it but I was expecting to enjoy it a lot more and maybe include a hit or two that I had heard of but didn't realize was one of his songs. I am going to give this another listen to fairly judge it.
Easy to listen to and enjoy, albeit a bit generic sounding at times. I recognized the song "Hard to Handle". I would re-listen to this album.
An iconic and legendary voice and performer. This album was really cool to listen to. It was nice to listen to some of his lesser known songs.
Relaxing, calming, energetic beats. I'm not a huge electronic music fan but this is something that I can enjoy.
Sorry Depeche Mode fans, I hate the shitty Emo/Goth sound of 80s synth pop music. Sounds like amateur whiny basement/garage made garbage.
I've heard of Peter Gabriel and I'm sure I know some of his bigger hits, so I was quite excited to get this album. I was actually kind of disappointed when I listened to it. The music wasn't horrid or abrasive, I just couldn't easily get into it. Seeing that this was his first album, I'm still excited to check out the rest of his discography and maybe even give this one another try.
A classic album from beginning to end, full of great songs. Not much more needs to be said.
I have never heard of them before. Interesting, spacy/airy jazz feel to this album. Not bad overall, at times it got a bit hectic and unorganized. I'd listen to their other discography.
I did not enjoy this album at all. It was very bland and boring.
Very weird eclectic mix sound lyrics and music. Not sure I'm a fan of the overall product but it was a short yet interesting listen.
I've heard of this band before but I've never had the chance to listen to any of their music so I was excited for the experience. The music itself was pleasant. The language barrier did make it a little tough to connect with the singer initially but with subsequent listens I think I could dig the sound. One of my favorite bands is rammstein and I only know a few words in German so that doesn't prevent me from enjoying music I don't understand.
A big departure from his normal sound, it didn't quite resonate with me like his other music has. Slow, melancholy, and hard to enjoy. Not a fan.
I think this album has some potential. I think I'd give it a second listen through. At some points the music got irritatingly high pitched and the music sometimes drowned out the singers voice. Otherwise pretty decent music overall.
Listening to this, I felt quite underwhelmed by the music. Mrs. Robinson is a classic song, but the rest didn't grab my attention much. I will stick to their big hits, maybe give their other albums a try.
Probably one of the best debut rap albums of all time. This album has as many classic hits on it as he has bullet holes in him. There are a few duds here and there but it gets back on track with another banger right away.
Very interesting songs, pleasant to listen to. The lime with the coconut song was oddly catchy. I would listen to his stuff again and further explore his discography.
Pretty underwhelming and not some of his best work. I'll stick with the classic albums and songs of his.
Loud, aggravating noises and a horrid singing style turned me off from this album. This is the second album of theirs I've gotten and this is by far the worst of the two. Just not my thing, I didnt have the desire to finish the album.
I definitely want to give this album a second listen as I think it has some potential. The song Psycho killer I've heard before and is so catchy and easily the best song on the album.
Even though I knew I wasn't a big fan of hair/glam metal, this album was a major letdown. Boring, mundane, mediocre, slow, and nothing to really draw you in to any of the songs. While "Pour Some Sugar on Me" is by far the best song on the album, it has been so overplayed over the years that I'm not terribly interested in listening to it for the 1000th time.
Not a huge fan of this album at all.
I have never heard of this band before. While I can see some potential and the early formation of the early 90s sound, I am not a fan of this album much at all.
While a bit of a dated relic of an album, I think it holds up quite well with the other albums of its time. I enjoyed this album quite a bit and I'd listen to it again.
Pioneers of the hip hop and rap genre, many artists owe them thanks for their contributions to music. I really liked the positive/uplifting message and subject matter of the lyrics. While the raps are a bit cheesy here and there, they are still meaningful and done with skillful flow. I'm not a huge fan of the beats. I'd listen to this album again.
I definitely want to give this album a second listen. I think it would be something that I enjoy.
I love this album so much, it is probably one of my favorite of all time. I enjoy EVERY song on this for different reasons. While I don't listen to it as often as I used to, I still hold this album very close to my heart. Classic album from one of my favorite genres and decades of music!
Eclectic, a little eccentric, different styles here and there. Short songs so it's easy to listen to. Everyone should know the song "Corona". I may check this album out again. 45 songs though o.O
Not a real big fan of the cheesy music that sounds more like parody and a meme than an actual serious band. Even rock lobster isn't enough for me to give this album anything more than a 2.
Never heard of this band before and I think this album has some potential. I will definitely give this a second listen. Decent Physadelic rock.
I only know Fiona apple from her biggest hit "criminal" and I wasn't sure what to expect. I am pleasantly surprised by this album, the story telling is interesting and kept me captive in a good way.
The music was just okay, nothing exceptionally interesting stood out. I wouldn't say that it was terrible, just not something I'm interested in.
I enjoyed this album way more than I expected. The electronic/spacey sound was pleasant to listen to. The vocals/style aren't my favorite. Even with the classic song "Cars" on here, I don't think I can give this any more than a 2.
I've heard of this group before but I never delved into their discography before. Typically this isn't the normal type of music that I enjoy but overall I was pleasantly surprised. I'd listen to it again but I don't think I'd add them to my regular listening rotation.
Interesting album and easy to listen to. Time of the season is a classic song and easily the best of the album. Cool story telling and lyrics.
I definitely want to give this album more listens to fully judge how I feel about it but my initial reaction is I liked what I heard. Excited to explore more of his discography too.
I don't know too much about Elvis Costello before this and I was pleasantly surprised by how much i enjoyed this album. Excited to listen to more of his discography.
Old school cool and classic love songs.
Interesting variety of sounds and styles, sounds experimental and grungy. Going to check this album out again.
Never heard of this group before. I'm not a huge electronic music fan. I wish I could get into it more but I didn't enjoy this album. Its just not for me and unfortunately I couldn't finish listening to it.
Classic, easy to listen to, relaxing, jazz music. Love this album. I've heard the song "Take Five" before and it's the best one of the album.
Not my favorite Stevie Wonder record, but still has the great musicianship he is known for.
Not the type of music I typically enjoy. Overall, I did not really enjoy this album.
The music itself is bland sounding alt rock and I'm not a fan of the singer's voice or vocal style. Not something I'd probably listen to again.
Definitely not something I expected from the Kinks. They definitely branched out from their normal style and subject matter to do a cool history concept album. I enjoyed it.
I disliked the boring repetitive blame beats and attempt at music. Not a fan at all.
Not surprised that this band never really took off, but I'm glad that the Gorillaz got all the attention they deserve. Other than Song 2, which is an iconic 90's song, the rest of the album is quite bland, monotone, lifeless, and simple. Not a fan at all.
Cool, funky, makes your move music. I'll probably listen to this again. Shining Star is a big hit that I recognize.
I only know their biggest hits and was excited to listen to more of their songs. This album was awesome! Welcome the British Invasion!
Not a fan of the style of music nor the singing style. Indie rock is just not my thing.
Not much to this album that was memorable. The music was meh ok. They halve decent voices but nothing exciting comes from this album.
I'm going to give this one a second listen eventually, I think there is some potential amongst the oddity of this music.
I believe this is the 2nd Bjork album I have gotten and I tried to give her music a chance but I just couldn't get into it. I dislike her childlike voice. The music itself is meh ok.
So this is a nice nostalgia throwback to 80's and early 90s rap. While it does feel a bit outdated, I can still appreciate it after all these years.
I've heard their biggest hit "Hate to Say I Told You So" but I was unfamiliar with the rest of their discography. Easy to listen to and enjoyable post punk music. Songs are quick and high energy. I'll give this album another listen.
Never heard of this band before today. Eh the music is ok, nothing that immediately jumps out or grabs my attention. It is quite slow in some parts and almost put me to sleep. I'll give there other stuff a chance but I don't think I found my new favorite band.
This was a fun experience from the beginning to the end. I might have heard of his name before but this definitely makes me eager to check out his other songs. I recognized "Buona Sera", but I'm not sure if it was from TV or movies or what.
I'm not a huge fan of punk music and this album didn't really change my opinion of the genre. Just not my thing.
I was actually looking forward to this album as I know of Madonna and her biggest hits but I never heard much of her other songs. Overall, I'm a bit disappointed and feel underwhelmed by her music despite how much of a pop icon she was in the 80s and 90s. Express Yourself shows how much she influenced Lady Gaga, it's crazy how similar the songs sound. I don't regret listening to this just not the type of music I enjoy.
Having listened to this album hundreds of times and them being one of my favorite heavy metal bands, I knew going in that I would give this album a 5. They are one of the forerunners of heavy metal music and their influence on music is vast and innumerable. Crazy riffs, interesting lyrics, a powerful voice, great drumming, this album and band has it all. \m/
Calm, relaxing, easy to listen to and jam along to music. It wouldn't be my first choice to listen to this often, but it was still enjoyable overall.
Starts off kind of slow but then it goes right into the hits and I'm jamming along to the music. Small pet peeve on how he pronounces "heard it through the grapevine", but a classic cover song nonetheless. Love me some CCR.
Music has changed so much since Elvis' time and its undeniable his influence on music. His iconic voice accompanying his provocative (for the time, now pretty mild) dance moves made him a legend. The songs on this album are mostly unexciting and bland. The few gems here do shine through.
I think Coldplay gets a bad rap and it's become a meme to hate them without even listening to their music, like Nickelback. The Scientist, Clocks, and In My Place are undeniable jams to me. The rest of the album is alright. I'm not familiar with their discography besides their big hits. I'd give this album and theirs others a listen. But I don't think they would get a play in my normal rotation.
I was largely unfamiliar with the songs on this album, and generally it takes me a few listens to really dig songs and pick up elements that I enjoy. Not so with this album, it was quite easy to pick up from the beginning and enjoy it throughout. Being one of the greatest rock bands in the world certainly helps.
I was pleasantly surprised by some of the songs on this album. Normally I don't enjoy slowly spoken lyrics but there were a few stand out songs. Pablo picaso was my favorite, it made me chuckle. The very first song was probably my 2nd favorite.
This is the 2nd or 3rd album I've gotten of theirs and I still am not a fan of them. I couldn't get through the entire album, their music is just not for me.
I think this is the first album I've gotten of theirs, and I am unfamiliar with this band. Just as I type this while listening, "There She Goes" comes on and I instantly recognize it. Overall the music is ok, it held my attention but nothing stood out as excellent.
I first heard of Nick Drake when my wife got one of his albums for this challenge and we listened to it together. We were both blown away by that album. I definitely want to give this one another listen to fully appreciate the music. On first listen, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Not a fan of this album and it was tough getting through it.
I'm really enjoying the music itself, but the vocals have been a bit difficult to listen to. I'm interested in listening to their other discography as I'm a fan of Industrial music.
A fantastic rap group with powerful hard hitting rhymes. C.r.e.a.m. is easily a top 10 of all time rap song. I definitely will be listening to more wu-tang clan in the future.
A very very lengthy album, mostly really good songs, with their 4 biggest hits, and a few duds too. The Smashing Pumpkins was the first band's cd that I ever bought as a kid. I particularly enjoy the sound of his nasally voice. Great album and band!
I think this one might have some potential but after a first listen I can only give it 2.5/5. I may eventually come back to it.
While the cover song interpretations were neat to listen to, I'm more interested in the original music. I love being exposed to musically sounds from other cultures and this album was interesting. I'd definitely listen to it again and seek out the rest of his discography.
The band name is pretty lame. I can understand why people might like this kind of music but for me it is too slow, boring, and quiet for my liking. Sorry not my thing.
I'm only familiar with their big hit(s) and was interested to see what they were about. What I got was an onslaught of loud random noises and stupid vocals. I haven't given a 1 for an album in awhile but I had to skip multiple songs because of how annoying they were. Not a fan.
Never heard of this group before and on the first song, the singer sounded a lot like Johnny Cash, but it was not him. Country is one of my least favorite genres, and while this is a whole lot better than modern country singers singing about tractors and beer and blue jeans from their mansions in the city/suburbs, I'm not a fan overall.
I was excited to see this album come up, I'm familiar with their biggest hits but the rest of their discography is unknown to me. I enjoyed this quite a bit and will give it another listen for sure.
A legendary singer/voice/story teller. I will definitely give this another listen.
Everyone has heard "More Than a Feeling", its a classic song. I was unfamiliar with the rest of their songs. Overall though I was disappointed after I finished the album. I don't know exactly what it was, but nothing really jumped out and piqued my interests. I definitely understand why other people really enjoy their music, objectively it isn't bad, just not what I like.
This is the second album that I've gotten from Brian Eno, and the first one I really really disliked. This one hasn't been much better so far. Sounds like random atmospheric noises and very experimental. This album is better than the first one of his that I listened to, but not by much. Not a fan.
Was close to almost liking the music but then it went into a direction that I didn't enjoy as much. Some jarring noises added that ruined it for me.
I like and am familiar with some of their bigger hits, but I never delved deeper into their discography. "how i could just kill a man" is a great song. The rawness of the beats and lyrics are refreshing. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy this album as much as I wanted to. They have made a huge impact on rap and music overall.
I really enjoyed this album and this is why I started this challenge, to be exposed to music from around the world.
Because it was so short, I gave this a second listen. My first opinion was I want whatever the lead singer is on, the lyrics are all over the place. I enjoyed the music overall, although I don't think I'd listen to this again after a second time.
I understand why people love Bowie and I'm glad to have listened to his last two albums because of this challenge. However this just isn't my style of music. I like some of his bigger well known hits but this album i didn't like how his voice sounds or was recorded. Sorry Bowie fans.
Country is one of my least favorite genres and music and this album didn't really change my mind much. I can see why people enjoy it but it's not for me. I gave it a chance.
A brilliant songwriter and musician. I am not a huge fan of his voice, but he is a fantastic story teller and lyricist. I will be giving this album more attention in the future.
This is the second or third album that I've gotten of The Stooges. I strongly disliked the other albums but this one has some promise and I enjoyed it way more than the others.
Oddly enough I liked this more than I thought I would. Punk music is very hit or miss for me. Probably will give this another listen.
Excited for this one as someone who knows their biggest hits but never fully explored their earlier work. I definitely want to give this another listen. First impression is a 3/5 but it could easily be a 4/5.
Not a fan of this at all, skipped through a few songs. Just not what I'm into musically.
I think I have discovered a hidden fondness for Reggae music. I love the vibes, lyrics, sounds, and voices. Sometimes it does blend together and sound similar, but it's something I found that I could listen for long periods of time.
I love being exposed to music from cultures from around the world. This is a fantastic example of something I never would have known existed or had sought out on my own without this project's help. Awesome stuff!
This is not my favorite album of theirs, for this list I would have used Countdown to Extinction, and for all I know it is also on this list. He definitely has a unique and distinctive voice, which I'm not always a fan of. Of the Big 4, they are my 3rd favorite.
I'm familiar with their biggest hits. Run Charlie Run surprised me, I was not expecting something like that. Papa is A Rolling Stone is a classic song, although I think I've always heard a condensed version of the song. I don't remember it being 12 minutes long. The album is short but sweet.
I think this is the 3rd of 4th David Bowie album that I've gotten. I still enjoy his biggest hits, but my initial impression of these albums has been eh it's ok music. I'm happy to have listened to it but I don't think it will join my normal rotation of music I play.
Cool as background/movie music but not something that I would regularly listen to.
I am quite familiar and fond of "Firestarter", "Smack My Bitch Up", "Breathe", and "Mindfields". While I[m not a huge fan of electronic music, this album gave me a lot of nostalgia and new songs that I had never heard before. I normally love rap, but the one rap song, "Diesel Power", felt a bit out of place with the music. I do enjoy a good genre crossover here and there but this one fell short. Overall a fantastic album, just short of 5 stars!
An iconic and dedicated performer whose influence is vast. Easy to listen and bop around to.
I couldn't make it through the entire album, I was bored out of my mind. This music sucks.
Not sure how to rate this album, I think I want to listen to it again to full assess it. For now 3/5 which is my baseline of I enjoyed it enough.
I think this is the third Neil Young album that I've gotten. I admire his talents as a singer/songwriter even if I'm not a particular fan of the sound of his voice. A legend!
Love this so much!
I am not familiar with Scott Walker, so I'm interested in what he has to offer. It was pleasant enough music that I didn't mind his, at times, corny style of singing in a faux grandiose act.