Not my forte, but a nice old-school album nonetheless.
mmm, Genesis :3 Definitely a worthwhile album. Epic in a sense (?), full of unexpected sound fusions, which made my jaw drop at times. Love the vocals, love the drums (as if I expected anything else from Phil Collins). Sounded surprisingly fresh for a nearly 50 year old album - I would say that's a solid sign of an evergreen. A well-deserved spot on 1001 list. Will happily come back to this album in the future. Highlight: The Battle of Epping Forest
I really enjoyed this live album, for some folks considered the best live rock album of all time. Lengthy interpretations gave artists many opportunities to shine throughout the set. I was amused by the energy from the band - their enthusiasm and fun during the gigs might be the reason some put it in the best. I wouldn't go so far as to follow this statement but, nonetheless, it's a pleasant musical experience to know.
A pleasant experience. Liked the sophisticated melodies and ethereal vocals. Album didn't drag by despite being more than an hour long. Will likely come back to it in the future.
I wouldn't go so far as to say it's nothing to write home about - after all this album gave us one of the greatest bangers of the decade. However, apart from "Take me out" and a few honorable mentions the rest of the set seems unremarkable and boring. Worth knowing, but not sure whether I would put it on the 1001 greatest list myself. PS. If half-stars were accepted, this album would receive 3,5 stars.
There's something charming about this album. Maybe it's the melancholic vocals, the soothing guitar, or both. Didn't know much about Cohen's music, but gotta say - after listening to "Songs From A Room" I want to explore more of his works. Hooked by the style, I guess. Or maybe I needed some intimate, toned music at the time of listening. Definitely not an album for every occasion, but a delightful treat for when it's needed. Highlight: The Partisan
You know that cheap beer, which is perfect for cracking a cold one with the boys and can bring some of the best memories, but you won't have much pleasure from drinking it alone? Yeah, that's Oracular Spectacular. A pleasant set with some of the best known songs from MGMT, but at the same time rubbing me up the wrong way for some reason. Listening the whole album for the first time (first sip?) was dreary sometimes, but I got used to it. The second sip was much better - I finally noticed the wide spectrum of instruments and non-obvious harmonies. All in all, it's some non-controversial music to play at a house party to accompany a cheap beer. And the best memories. Highlight: The Youth
I'm in two minds here. On the one hand "Master Of Puppets" must have been a huge thing when it came out and definitely sounded fresh. The song "Master Of Puppets" is widely considered one of the best pieces of music in history (a well deserved title). But on the other hand I can't help myself from comparing it to later trash metal albums, and it pales in comparison. Apart from legendary "Master Of Puppets" and "Orion" I don't think there was much more standing out. Nevertheless, I consider it a classic.
Well, at first I couldn't believe my ears. This album sounds like my hypothetical pals creating a punk band and handing me their first demo for a review. My answer would be "I kinda liked the vibe, but there's a lot of ahead of you". Stockholm syndrome made me listen to it twice. To their credit their guitarist and drummer did their best. However, vocals. Later I read about the band's history and it made a little more sense - first punk album in LA that sparked a new trend in the USA. Lead vocalist being an anarchist and nihilist, who died a year after release from heroin overdose. It's his magnum opus, a manifest against the world he knew and he didn't agree with. However, it doesn't justify the decision to put it on the 1001 list. Overall a painful experience from the music perspective, but an intriguing story behind it.
I really enjoyed listening to this album. In my opinion it's very consistent - I can't find a bad song on this one. Siouxsie And The Banshees developed a unique style unlike any other band of the time I know. I feel "Juju" was an inspiration for many later post-punk bands. Love the mesmerizing vocals, dirty tones and the drum work, especially in the first song, "Spellbound". Will definitely return to this album in the future. Highlight: "Arabian Knights"
Well, that's a classic. To be fair, I absentmindedly add "Boring" between The and Beatles from this period. 14 song lyrics which could be generated by the formula "I'm so happy when I'm with you, I'm so sad when you're away, please let me worship your body and soul, please pretty please". Nonetheless, it would be thoughtless to say it's a mediocre album and had minor impact on the music history. There's a huge amount of talent involved and it's hard for me to pick the best track from "With The Beatles". A I-know-most-of-the-tracks-already-because-all-radio-stations-can't-get-enough-of-the-Beatles album. No-brainer.
An album with some of the best known Deep Purple tracks. An old friend, the ol' reliable, you name it. No surprises, no outbursts of joy. Just a really enjoyable portion of classic rock. Highlight: Space Truckin'
Mildly intriguing. I was impressed by innovative sounds as for the release year 1973. The album starts up shy, but as the tracks progress it gets much more interesting. I would also coin in provocative lyrics, delicate vocals as well as splendid saxophone and drums. The result is a solid album - definitely not for every occasion, but worthwhile. Highlight: In Every Dream Home a Heartache
Imagine naming your band after a jacket ಠ_ಠ Jokes aside - a pleasurable experience. Ramones's a staple of punk and a trademark of the 70s. An energetic, magnetic album which hardly aged a day (despite being nearly 50 years old). Highlight (cliche): Blitzkrieg Bop
Started off the bat as a strong 5 contender with excelent build up to "Da Funk", which is straight-up amazing. However, later experiments proved to be fatal - both for the rating and listeners ears. Had it not been for tracks like "Rock'n Roll", it would have been almost perfect. Overall a great album for vibin' d-_-b Highlight: "Da Funk"
Hardest rating for me so far. Depending on the time I try to do it I wanted to give it a 3 or 5. On the one hand it's miles ahead most of the albums in history - the richness of sounds, the epic scale, conceptuality are top-notch. On the other - The Wall feels like Roger Waters wanted to squeeze in everything and packed too much. The album is lengthy, almost 1,5 hours long, and I found it hard to fully digest while staying focused. Also, frequent style changes didn't help the album to establish it's character. For me it's one of the greatest music albums, but definitely not my favourite one of Pink Floyd, and this n-th listen didn't change this opinion.
Unremarkable. Had minor ups and downs, but there was nothing that made my heart lose a beat. A pleasant throwback to the 60's, but nothing more than that.
I like jazz, but I don't posses enough wisdom and genre understanding to find this album satisfactory. I couldn't find any pleasure in the cacophony of sounds, aggressive drumming in these interpretations of Ornette Coleman (original is much more like my cup of tea). However, in all this musical chaos it had some somewhat enjoyable moments, which corresponded with the band gaining (perhaps unwanted) harmony. Overall it wasn't a good album for me, but I understand the reasons to put it on the list.
Had some charm to it. Never heard before, a pleasant pop-ish album. Nice music composition.
A pleasant post-punk album. Heavy, melodic, slow-flowing rock with ethereal vocal. Highlight: Paralysed
I had much fun while listening to this album. Enjoyed the variety of genres and pleasant vocals. However, I can't remember a single melodic line from it. Possibly will come back to it in the future.
Took me by complete surprise. There's something really pleasurable about this music. Ambient-ish in nature, combined with very interesting sampling it created a specific vibe which I really enjoyed. Overall a worthwhile experience. I feel this album definitely inspired many later artists. I may have found a new album friend :) Highlight: What Does Your Soul Look Like (Pt. 1 / Blue Sky Revisit)
Aye, fair enough. A welcome change in lyrics language, that's for sure. Hot latin rythms, liked the brasses in some tracks. A pleasant album. Highlight: Bongo Bong (ofc)
I might've found my first new niche thanks to 1001. Loved some of the samples, especially the interview fragments/monologues - they gave a lot of character and life to this album. As of the music - it wasn't all that fascinating, but it definitely wasn't boring - had some interesting choices and was mixed well. Overall, it's just a great record. Highlight: Caddell Returns
I think a single word to sum up this record is "weird". I really liked the music composition and arrangements. However, I raised my eyebrows a couple times during listening, due to eccentric lyrics (album title doesn't disappoint) as well as some of the sounds, especially unorthodox singing by Nick Cave. Album left me clueless whether I enjoyed it or not. Worth a listen, but I don't think I'll ever feel the need to come back to it.
Sheer Heart Attack is a delightful record. There's something about Queen that I cannot resist, most likely one of the most beautiful voices in music history. Before listening to it I knew nothing but Killer Queen, however, all other tracks felt familiar - in a good way. I never felt any boredom during listening and was excited to see what else might surprise me in following songs. A work of beauty. Highlight: In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited
Wasn't dissapointing, but there was no standing ovation either. A bunch of calm ballads to fill the void of silence. Minimalistic compositions and a light-hearted voice made an enjoyable combination. A really intimate record, which I might find more appealing played on a cold winter night with a mug of mulled wine.
A surprising discovery for me. I really liked the vibe coming from this record. It can be enjoyed either absent-mindedly while doing other tasks or by actively focusing on the music. Didn't focus much on the lyrics, but it didn't affect my reception. Bits are well thought out and help solidify the pleasurable experience. Highlight: Can I Kick It?
At first I was quite sceptical, but after a second listen I'm pretty convinced of the quality of this album. Love the instrument selection - they created some lovely harmony throughout the record (special kudos for harpsichord - you don't find it often outside of classical music). I also enjoyed the psychedelic style which reminded me of The Doors and Jimi Hendrix. To sum up - a really pleasant surprise and a time well spent. Highlight: She Comes in Colors Bonus: Revelation (for psychedelic vibes)
I think this might have been a bit too cheesy for my liking. Didn't find anything particularly catchy - just a set of unremarkable pop-ish songs. Nothing to write home about.
Heads will roll, but not on this album. Pretty bland - didn't mind it, but I wasn't convinced.
Goosebumps. I cannot find a better description of my feelings about this album. Incredibly soothing, relaxing music. Unforgettable, one-of-a-kind vocals, wonderful arrangements and splendid mastering. The live segment is a cherry on top. I'm grateful for this recommendation. I will happily spread these 37 minutes and 23 seconds of joy on as this album undoubtedly deserves it. Highlights: The Boxer, The Only Living Boy in New York
Relaxing tracks. Soft vocals and toned down arrangements. Nothing gripping, but a solid record. I quite enjoyed it, but didn't find anything particularly memorable. Highlight: Big Deal
Not gonna lie - I was afraid to listen to this album based on the title and cover alone, but I didn't make a mistake and played it. It was fun, didn't expect it to be this energetic, felt surprisingly fresh for '71. Interesting arrangements, especially the brass section, combined with tounge-in-cheek lyrics and a pleasant voice made a recipe for a 35 minutes well-spent. Highlights: Gotta Get Up, Coconut
Didn't amuse me. It wasn't a wasted time, but I didn't find anything gripping about this record. I quite enjoyed the psychedelic vibes, tho.
Went in one ear, quickly left the other. The only time it caught my attention was when I heard Eminem on a featuring... and the track didn't turn out to be that enjoyable after all. I don't understand the fuss about this record. Monotonous voice, debatable flow, overwhelming bragging rights, not much standing out in the bit department either. The result feels cheesy.
Man, what a voice lead singer has... Reminded me of Nirvana, which makes sense looking at relation between Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain. Released a week after Cobain's suicide. Harsh. I really enjoyed this record. Felt grungy, dirty, pure. Highlights: Jennifer's Body, Rock Star
Made a terrible mistake of not listening to full albums of Led Zeppelin before. Physical Graffiti is a wonderful journey. It's lengthy, but meaty and full of great sound. Loved the guitar (Jimmy Page checks out). A solid recommendation. Highlights: In My Time Of Dying, Kashmir
I don't know why, but I find RHCP annoying if I listen to them for too long. I shouldn't, but I do, for some unbeknownst reason. It might be their vocalist, their repetitive style or California looming over almost every song. Anyway, it was hard for me to focus on the whole album. Nonetheless, every song as an isolated entity has a lot of value: guitar & bass are splendid and compositions are live and catchy. Overall: despite my resentment it's a good record. Highlight: Road Trippin' - Frusciante's voice with acoustic setup did wonders here
Utmost surprised, wasn't expecting anything like that. After playing the first song I laughed for a solid minute. After that, I pulled myself together and listened more carefully, which turned out to be a good decision. Kenza is fun, full of Arabic tones and influences, which isn't something I've known before. Fresh and enjoyable, but I'll treat this as a quirky novelty.
Still Nirvana, but more inconsistent and hard to listen at times. Many hits mixed with hardcore grunge. Loved the bangers, grit my teeth on some of the rest. Still a great album tho. Highlights: Serve the Servants, Rape Me, Dumb, Pennyroyal Tea, All Apologies
This was fun, reminded me of early Archive - I guess it should be the other way round, but nevermind. Anyway, chill beats, somewhat heavy, but not overwhelming. Light My Fire was a nice addition, but was it necessary? Highlight: Protection
Pleasant, light desert blues album with a fascinating story behind it. Music by Songhoy Blues feels pure and has harmonies not affected by Old World's school. A surprise, but a welcome one.
Highly entertaining, aggressive big-beat album. Felt rave-ish at times. Fun. Highlight: Breathe
There was something gripping about this record. I liked the slow pace of the music & rich arrangements. Highlight: Butcher Boy
Calm western music, delivered by a pleasant voice of Marty Robbins and a splendid guitar. Definitely felt the vibe of the western trail. Had some fun listening to it, but I don't feel the need to return to it for some time. Highlight: El Paso
I might be a sucker for live albums, especially when artists' interludes are left on the record. The Who created an entertaining show with a fine set and hilarious breaks. Had a whale of a time. Highlight: A Quick One, While He's Away
I tried to like it. Tried real hard, made several attempts. Depsite this, I didn't find it enjoyable as a whole. It has some interesting sounds, but it doesn't outweigh the debatable vocal. Not my jam, at least at the time of listening.
Aggressive, violent punk. Not my forte.
It is an interesting record, to say the least. Really enjoyed the vocals. However, Vespertine felt overthought a quarter of the time for me. I feel inspired to explore more of Bjork's discography, however, I don't feel the urge to come back to this album.
Heavy. Dirty. Consistent. A recipe for a good album. Had much fun listening to it. Highlight: Would
A pleasant journey. I would say it's a perfect road trip album. I was exposed to it many times before - when I was a kid my parents used to play it from a MC while driving. Hotel California brings the good vibes. It's a bit melancholic, laid-back and 70s. However, I don't find it particularly ear-wormy apart from the title song. Highlight: Victim of Love
Calm compositions and a pleasant voice. Didn't find it particularly gripping, it's rather a background for other activities.
Mildly entertaining. Like the vocalist's voice and overall style of the album. Nonetheless, there wasn't anything outstanding. Tounge-in-cheek lyrics.
When I saw the cover I immediately grinned. It was a pleasure coming back to this debut album of Dire Straits. Incredibly relaxing 9 tunes, not to mention (cliche) Sultans of Swing - one of the best songs of all time. An old friend, worth every minute. Highlights: Water of Love, Wild West End
A really fun record. Tracks seem laid-back, but created with full commitment and utter entertainment from the musicians. As a result. Band On The Run is envigorating, but also rich in the sound department. Overall, a pleasurable surprise. Highlights: Bluebird, Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me), Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (love the experiments with electronics here)
More like Frank Puddle Would give 3 stars if vocal was non-existent I wish I didn't hear the lyrics, my life was changed forever Highlight: Pyramids, was pretty sophisticated, stood out from the rest of tracks
Elvis. Can't deny that man's influence on music. A pleasant record with a few hits. Not my favourite genre, but still a time well spent.
Man... it took me some time to get used to the vocal and style, but when I did, I found lots of depth. Sophisticated compositions, playing with tempo and rhythm but at the same time maintaining the scale of an opera. It was an experience.
A pleasant voice and catchy tunes. Combined nice with a train ride. An otherwise unremarkable album.
Perfectly bland. Can't remember a tune, wasn't bad tho.
People must have been desperate back then. A little energy in simple melodies combined with lirycs mostly about physical affection. I took a sigh of relief when it ended. I understand the cult of Elvis and impact of this album on a generation, maybe more, but I wouldn't consider it a great record. Highlight: Tutti Frutti (for deep lirycs)
A classic. First exploration of the genre by the band - I liked the experimental hook of some of the songs. Highlight: Dazed and Confused
It's too tough not to compare '60s albums with more contemporary music. Beach boys just feel cheap. I get the novelty of their music at the time, but I can't overcome the feeling of dread while listening to these songs.
Janis Joplin - the sharpest yet soothing voice. Incredibly relaxing record. A staple of 70s. Highlights: Me and Bobby McGee, Mercedes Benz
Funky, a lot jazzier than I've known before. A fun album. Highlight: All About Love (First Impression)
Kicked off with highly interesting sounds, but it was later lost. Liked the grunginess, but it didn't particularly stick with me. Highlight: Deceptacon
This feels like a lot of effort put to say "Cohen is overrated". I love the idea though. I guess there are lots more references, but I'm not conneisseur enough to spot them. Yes, it's lengthy, yes, it's monotonous, but I feel like that's the message. Nonetheless, some of the lirycs are top-notch and made me grin. Overall, it's an interesting experience. Highlights: (Crazy For You But) Not That Crazy, Meaningless, I Can't Touch You Anymore
Slow & sensual. Felt pretty boring as a whole.
Pleasant, however, it didn't make much impact on me. A forgettable record.
Well, it's an album requiring a correct attitude from the listener. First time I played it as a background to work and it felt tiring, screechy, loud, cacophonic. Second time I gave all my attention to music, and it was absolutely worth it. Beautiful melodies, calm passages combined with virtuosity and stellar performance of all artists. Magnificent.
Calm melodies, distortions and a well done merge of electronics with classic instruments. I don't know why, but it just felt pleasant. Liked the ambient part, too. Highlight: Ashes of American Flags, Reservations
A wonderful record. Beautiful voices and upbeat music make Close To You radiate with joy and optimism of the early 70s. Splendid. Highlight: whole album, really
Starts off shy, but later progression makes it shine. A solid prog-rock album. Highlight: Calvary
Freeeeeedooooom, freeeeedooooom! A fun record. Great voice, pleasant compositions. Not entirely my jam, but it was a highly entertaining album. I now understand what the fuss about George Micheal was for the previous generations. Highlight (cliche): Freedom! '90
Funky, energetic, nothing I've expected from Prince based on my prior experience. Wouldn't go so far as to say I'm taken aback, but I I'm glad I got to know this record. Highlight: Delirious
Liked the vibe, however, it wasn't anything ground-breaking. Sweet Dreams cannot carry it all. Pleasant, but insignificant as a whole. Highlight: Somebody Told Me PS. If half-stars were accepted, it would receive 3,5.
Known 2/3 of the album without knowing they come from a single album. A '00 classic. I've never considered this record to be that rich when it comes to compositions, but I guess I was wrong. An enjoyable record which brings back adolescent memories. Highlight: Jesus of Suburbia
An evergreen of old school west-coast rap. Somewhat surprisingly, I had a lot of fun listening to this record - it has to do something about the pure energy coming from all the artists. And the bounce - the bounce is real! Highlight: Something 2 Dance 2 - love it's light-hearted and laid-back nature
A pleasurable rock album. A solid record, feels suited perfectly for a road trip.
Wait, so Oasis didn't end on the Wonderwall? Oo I'm ashamed of not doing my research. This record has such a strong nostalgia vibes. A really pleasant album. Soothing in a weird way. Highlight: Champagne Supernova
Magic, pure magic. I'm still in disbelief - how has such a work of art gone under my radar for so long? Compositions developed to the point I kept forgetting it's not a symphonic orchestra. Crime Of The Century earned it's place in my heart. One of the best findings of 1001. Highlight: Rudy
I've never thought I'm going to not only unironically listen to Lana del Rey, but also praise it and play her on repeat almost every day. Lana del Rey put her vocal skills to the limits. Some of the songs on this record feel almost otherworldly. So delicate, so intimate. Unfortunately, further into the album it gets a bit repetitive. Highlights: White Dress, Chemtrails Over The Country Club, Breaking Up Slowly
Oh man, the funk, the jam, the riffs... Virtuosity and the spirit of the 60s. While some songs underperform, the rest does the magic for me. Highlights: Voodoo Chile, Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
A really enjoyable record. Multiple times I had a feeling music from this album inpired other songs decades later. Highlights: Oh! You Pretty Things, Life on Mars?
- How much funk do you want on your album? - Yes. A fun record. Loved the energy and light nature. Highlight: Too Young To Die
Well, I'm a simple man - I hear Arctic Monkeys, I feel the dopamine rush in me' bloodstream. I've known some of the tracks from the record already, but it's never occurred to me to listen to it whole. Didn't expect it to be so energetic. Feels a bit naive, but in a positive way. Some might argue that lyrics are a bit dull, but does it really matter? A really pleasant album, would consider it the essence of '00 Britpop. Highlights: I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, When The Sun Goes Down