Jak jedna jaskółka wiosny nie czyni tak Take Me Out nie robi z Franz Ferdinand majstersztyku. Album brzmi przyjemnie, ale jednorodnie. Poszczególne kawałki zlewają się ze sobą w całość która średnio rozbrzmiewa... średnio, właściwie. Na tle całości wyróżniają się najpierw Jacqueline solidnym intro a potem Take Me Out, całą swoją istotą - jeden z lepszych bangerów dekady. Dalej niestety wkraczamy w obszar niewielkich różnic i zamazanych granic - miłe zaskoczenie z Auf Achse, niemiłe z Darts of Pleasure, nic specjalngo. Wokal o ile przyjemny jest ograniczany przez niezainspirowane teksty. O ile nie miałbym obiekcji do słyszenia Franz Ferdinand w tle co jakiś czas, na liście 1001 najlepszych sam bym go nie umieścił. 3/5, bliżej 4 niż 2 głównie z uwagi na trzy kawałki wyróżniające się pozytywnie w Jackqueline, Auf Achse i oczywiście Take Me Out.
Bird on the Wire - uuughh Story of Isaac - YES A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes - meh. Good hook, appealing story, aggresively infuriating instrumentalisation The Partisan - YE-oh it's french. godddamnit. YE-meh on this one, closer to YES than meh Seems So Long Ago, Nancy - pleasant tune The Old Revolution - why banjoooo The Butcher - meh. uninspired. the album starts to drag, here tunes tunes good ending
This is, to put it simply, peak background music. There's a reason most people will know at least two tracks from this album. It enchances basically everything you do, it's not intrusive, it's interesting enough to warrant moments of attention but not aggresively enough as to be distracting. The instrumentation is varied, the tracks are distinct yet flow together well, really if only it had any song that's stand-out catchy or deep enough to really bite into and think about it'd be perfect. Alas, it does not have them, so it remains a pinacle of 4/5. Greatly pleasurable listening experience.
This is again a tragic case of personal bias. I like this album. I really, really like this album. The progression of Master of Puppets into The Thing That Should Not Be into Welcome Home is fantastic, bespoke song placemets. However. I'm simply not a fan of prolonged, repetetive instrumental sequences. They're good, they're impressive, they're just not my thing. Still, anything below 4/5 would be a robbery, in my book.
They know artist who understand build-up. They just think they're all cowards. The visual that accompanied my listening to the album is that of imaginary band members, with dishelved hair, screaming their hearts out, spitting words, spittle flying, staining the crowd that just nods silently. There's undoubtadley passion in this music, but it's a little too covered in spit and incomprehensible words to fully get it. That being fair, the latter half of the album was much calmer and pleasant to listen to, with 'Media Blitz' being a suprisingly pleasant song. All that was not enough to recover from the pit the early songs put us in.
Overall a really pleasant record, but with nothing to make it stand out or impress - no low points either, but it's just. Average.
Overall a really pleasant record, but with nothing to make it stand out or impress - no low points either, but it's just. Average.
Smoke on the Water is obnoxiously classic at this point. The whole album I feel follows the trends of the previous ones - good, but not amazing, little highlights or low points, great to listen to but too forgetable to come back to. Lazy is a stand-out, so is Smoke on the Water. 4/5
I feel like I could copy-paste my review for Deep Purple here after just swapping a few song titles about. The album sounds pleasant, but is not a stand-out in any meaningfull way, except perhaps for the vocals, which I found very pleasant. 'Strictly Confidantial' is the high point for me. 4/5
The strongest 4/5 so far - the vocals, the sounds, the short duration all combine to make this a truly great listening experience. Blitzkrieg Bop lives up to its name, a definite highlight
Some great vibes, some standout tunes, some great experiments that succeded, one miserable, painful failure. Rollin And Scratchin brings the whole album down for me, down significantly, because it was painful to listen to and I am half convinced it caused me a headache. Really cannot overlook that, no matter how great Around the World is or how much of a pleasant Suprise Fresh and Teachers were
The way The wall Started, I tought it was going to be a 6/5. And guess what? It was! The first four tracks were great! all the other parts of brick in a wall were quite amazing. There's other pieces that stand out less, but the finish on In The Flesh was honestly great. But while listening, see, Spotify must have activated the shuffler by accident. First there was Mother, which in itself was a great song, interesting lirycally and musically, but obviously from some other ablum. And that other album, it was really solid too - great mood pieces, Mother and Goodbye Blue Sky were incredible, and the Trial was great as well, a great conclusion to the first album's Wall narrative, to the point I might have tought it belonged there had I not heard these obviously wildly diffrent tunes mixed in! So all in all, Both The Wall and The Other One are great, fantastic even - but together, I'm afraid, they are less that the sum of their parts. The energy and tempo of the first gets often ground to a halt by the second in a jarring way, and the mood and sombre tone and messaging of the second gets muddled by the higher energy, more "rock" pieces of the first - and I have to say, the combined lenght bringing the runtime to an hour twenty did not play it any favours either. And if we had a bridge between the two, if they were arranged better or in a discernable pattern, or maybe had I listened to it on vinyl, in four parts, with natural breaks between, my feelings would have been diffrent. But as it stants, this is the most unfortunate 4/5 I've given so far - it's not "so close it was almost there", it's "went there, then went back to do it again, got there again, but insisted on treating the two runs as a whole thus losing out in the end." Highlights: Goodbye Blue Sky, Mother and every Another Brick.
Despative some unconventional musical choices and good pacing, Younger than Yesterday remains an unfortunatley conventional album that does not particularily stand out on this list
A very pleasant mix of sounds creates nothing revolutionary by today's standards. The album starts out very strong, with what I belive to be it's two strongest tracks in the first 4, but fails to follow up on them in any way. Overall a decent, but forgetable experience, a fun experiment with sounds with no explosions or steam. Highlights: Changeling, Building Steam With a Grain of Salt
This is an album comprised of about 4 songs. First off, Bongo Bong - an absolute banger, a masterpiece, a bop, a true classic Then, there's the french one. Not much to say about it, it's pretty french, I'm not the biggest fan of how the french language sounds, it's okay Afterwards there's Welcom to Tijuana, a pleasant tune that worms its way into your ear. Then there's the fourth one, the one called... you know the one. it takes up the rest of the album, gets repetetive after ten minutes and a little annoyting after 20, and brings the original experience down overall. This might be diffrent if I understood the lyrics, obviously, but I do not, and so this is the only rating I can give. 3/5
A great compilation of sounds - great to listen to in the background. It feels stimulating, it's interesting, it plays with some fun concept - making it simply fun. It's difficult to put into words what makes this type of album good, so let me end simply with this: despite there being little words, I felt as if I've heard a really engaging story. Highlights: Let's get Killed, Freaknik, Radio 7
A significant departure as far as Queen's sound goes, and yet it presents a wholy uninspired and unremarkable collection of tracks. Nothing much to say about it, not great not terrible, the definition of average
Lirycally uninspiring, musically limited, vocally mediocre, Pink Moon is either an acquired taste or one of the "you had to be there" type albums.
It says something about an album's quality when a song is repeated three times and I do not mind it at all. People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm is a great representative of it's genre, I was positively suprised by it's beats, lirycs, messeging, all of it. A decisively pleasant listening experience and one I will be revisiting in the future for sure. Highlights: Description of a Fool, Can I Kick It?
A pleasant rock album - good vocals, solid tracks, lyrically interesting enough not to offend, short enough not to overstay its' welcome, does some interesting things with the sound - I had fun, in short, but it's nothing to write home about. or write anywhere at all, for that matter
Pleasant sounds and chill vibes, backed by solid vocals, while great at conveying emotion and setting the mood quickly become same-y and blend into one another, causing the album to feel like it's overstaying its welcome - and that's the original release, not even taking the deluxe edition's additions into account. So in the end while it's something I'd love having on in the backgroudn from time to time, I struggle to see anything too exceptional or distinguishing here at work. Highlights: Before Today, Walking Wounded
What I expected to be a generic solo album turned to be a humorous exploration of well aranged sounds. The vocals were solid, the tracks were interesting and quite varied and the tracks did not blend together but stood on their own merits. I definitly enjoyed my time here more than I would have expected. Highlights: Walk into the Fire, Without You
The first song made me worried my headphones were broken, very werid left/right balancing. But after that was smooth sailing. The beats do get same'y, but they keep up a kind of energy I appreciate, and We Will Fall and Ann provide sufficient breathers for the whole to stand strong. Little disappointing on the vocal front, would have prefered them to be clearer and easier to make out - it definitly felt like they were drowned out on some tracks. Still a fun, entertaining ride. Highlight: We Will Fall
While at first refreshing, it quickly becomes stale. While some of the tracks have pretty great beats, and some of the lyrics and flows are fun, those rarely conincide. The overall length also plays it no favours. Some of the lyrics also did not age well.
Dream of Californication, more like Viva Californication There's really not a lot to say here, this is RHCP - you know them, you heard them, they do one thing and you already have an opinion on it. Californication clocks at under an hour, and even then it starts to drag its feet, and you start to feel like you've been listening to the same song for too long. The thing is I really, really love that song. And credit wher it's due, there are songs like Get on Top to pick up the pace and Porcelain to slow it down, so the listening experience is actually decently varied, and coupled with how simply fun it is to drift away in the sound and listen to the distinct vocals, I really cannot find it in me to focus on the flaws. Otherside and Californication are absolute classics and the obvious standouts of the album.
Kenza is a fun departure from the more traditional, more obvious albums we've had so far. It's funky, it's fun, and it is repetetive, a fact not helped by me not understanding any of the lyrics. Having listened to it blindly, the random John Lenon in the middle really threw me on a loop too. That said, I cannot deny that it made me pay full attention again, and the remaining songs were good enough to hold it... the vibes were good, at the end of the day, and really does anyone need more?
Too much screaming, not enough music. And I do happen to enjoy grunge. While conceptually In Utero is really rather neat, it's execution leaves a lot to be desired - the songs get repetetive, the vocals appear sub-par, and the conherency and consitency just isn't there. Some tracks hold their own, but mostly the vocals aither overshadow or dissapear under the backing tracks. That said, it's still not outright unpleasant to listen to. Simply average.
A compilation of some really neat tracks without much of an overarching theme. This albums sparked some nostalgic memories too. The energy is palpable and the rythms are captivating.
Something between R&B and soul music, Nixon is a combination of smooth, sweet sounds that act like a balm on your soul. By nature very atmospheric, if you're not in the appropiate mood it can get quite grating after a while, someone adding honey to the cup of tea you were looking forward to drinking bitter. Nevertheless at the right moment it's a pleasant, soothing experience
I've never quite appreciated how much propaganda goes into western songs untill paying attention to this. Honestly found myself unexpectedly enjoying the atmosphere and the tall tales told. The musical arrangement and the vocal performance are nothing to write home about, but the simplicity and a kind of earnestness that goes into this storyteling caused me to slip into a smiliar mindset as when listening to fables, and it caused the whole album to go by in a flash.
Very generic, balnd, and forgettable. Not the best representant of a genre I'm not too fond of honestly. Not much to say here, it just did not impress me much.
Ah, to be but a traveler, seeking shelter for the night, wellcomed by a pretty face into Hotel California. The songs are more contemplative but engaging, the vocals clear, distinct and carrying powerfull emotions, the stories they tell evocative. I must say I enjoyed this album a great deal. Highlights: Hotel California, Wasted Time
While the album is a fun romp that does not overstay it's welcome, the vocals are a bit too indistinct. The musical variety on the track helpsa lot, but the style of delivery really feels like it holds the album back. Highlight: Clevor Trever, Blockheads
While initially compelling, the samey nature of the songs made it incredibly hard to pay attention to this album, even on multiple listens. The only bright point after the begging were foe me Sultans of Jazz, waking me up a little - but there's nothing here that is bad, per se.
Pleasant vocals, vibrant music, some old school charm. "Band on the Run" is an album that's simply enjoyable, with just enough musical variety to perfectly utilise its 40 minute length without overstaying its wellcome or leaving things unsaid. highlights: Nighteen Hundred and Eighty Five
This album was simply hard to get through. Some moments of briliance, some decent song, but overall the prevalence of songs so bland and uninspired getting trough it all is a chore.