I've never been a big fan of Clapton, so I've never sought out his work. I've found his solo work boring and I never thought Cream lived up to the hype. Like, I seriously don't get why people thought he was the best rock guitarist. So, in listening to this in its entirety for the first time today I found it to be better than I was expecting. I got bored before it ended -- they probably could have trimmed 30 mins from the 75, but I didn't turn it off either. I doubt I'd voluntarily listening to it again, but if it was playing in the background somewhere I don't think I'd complain.
The older I get the more I appreciate (& love Steely Dan). I'm not a big fan of "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo" making this album not as strong in my opinion as Aja, Countdown to Ecstacy, the Royal Scam, or Can't Buy a Thrill.
Pretty much a perfect hard rock album. I've been loving it since my older cousin gave me a copy on cassette in the early 80s.
After the first 90 seconds of listening to this tripe, I felt like I was in a training montage of a 90s-00s sci-fi, action and/or thriller flick. I hated this shit at the time, and it seriously hasn't aged well. Had to turn it off after 8 minutes. Absolute garbage.
I have loved this album since it first came out. Every time I listen to it I can't believe how good it is. The best!
"Have A Cigar" prevents me from giving this 5 stars.
This would be a great album if it wasn't marred by cheesy 80s production. I've heard the demo of Born in the USA from the Nebraska Sessions -- imagine if he recorded this album in the 70s
I'm not the biggest big band fan, but I love jazz
I smoked a lot of weed in high school listening to this album, but I feel like it hasn't aged as well as other hip-hop albums from the late 80s/early 90s. The beats are pretty good, but the lyrics are terrible. Couldn't make it past the 4th track. 2 stars for nostalgia. 2/5
I liked the video when I was 9 years old. I think I had the 45. Couldn't get past the 2nd track 2/5
Oh hell yes!
More boring than I was expecting
Moments of brilliance interspersed with banality.
3 for nostalgia
Neil Young makes it a 5, otherwise it’d be a 3.
I was really digging it, but by the fifth track I got bored.
I listen to Pink Moon so much I forgot how good this album is.
I remember hearing & digging this album when it came out, but I seem to have lost track of it sometime over the course of the last 24 years.
Kind of generic & boring apart from the first track
I can't believe I've never listened to this album before today.
I remember so many of these songs from the radio in the late 80s.
Make me know it!
Hey Siri what does foppish mean?
You are the sunshine of my life
I’ve always wished this album was mixed more like a 70s funk album than an 80s pop album.
This album has all the elements of the type of album I should love but I hated it.
Couldn’t get past the first 30 seconds
We can be heroes just for one day
It's not the side-effects of the cocaine I'm thinking that it must be love.
Push it along
My least favorite Miles Davis album.
This is ending up in the regular rotation
Too twee for me
I guess you had to be there.
I forgot how much I liked Madness
Sound quality was poor. Motörhead has better studio albums.
He should have stayed in the Bad Seeds
I bought this album from the cutout bin by mistake when I was in middle school because I thought it was an album by the hardcore band D.O.A. 35 years later, I still haven't been able to make it all the way through this record.
I made it through about 45 seconds before turning this tripe off.
I prefer their earlier albums with less synth & homophobia.
Too precious for my tastes
Takes me back to my mid-20s living in Northern California studying literature & working in a dive.
I can’t believe the first song isn’t a Sinatra cover. This guy’s a douche.
No wonder it’s not available in Apple Music in the US.
I always preferred Tosh’s voice to Marley’s. This record is really good but it’s no Equal Rights.
This record reminded me of how much I love My Bloody Valentine's Loveless.
Not sure if I’d ever listen to it again, but I liked it & wouldn’t turn it off if it came on.
Boring bland background music
I can think of 4 other Beefheart records I’d rather listen to than this one.
Wish I could give this tripe a 0.
All hail Eddie Hazel.
I’m not a big fan of big band arrangements.
A reminder of how great “Dummy” is.
It's strange that the title track is not available on Apple Music.
My all-time favorite Talking Heads album.
I was a massive Smiths fan in the 80s & 90s, but by the time Vauxhall & I came out, I had given up on Morrissey.
Couldn't make it through the first track.
Man, this album is bland.
I can't believe they picked this one over Halber Mensch.
Having grown up with Smiley Smile & various bootlegs of Smile, I was stoked to check this out when it came out in 2004, but frankly 2011’s Smile Sessions, Smiley Smile & the various bootlegs sound so much better than this re-recorded tripe. The best thing about this album is that there is a definitive track listing/sequencing, but would Smile have actually been released as a 52 minute double album in 1967? This release should be replaced in the book by the Smile Sessions.
Can’t believe this made the list and Getz/Gilberto didn’t.
A damn near perfect record.
I stopped following Nick Cave when Blixa left the band. This record is not as great as the 12 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds records leading up to Nocturama. Doubt I’ll listen to it again but if it comes on I won’t turn it off.
Pleasant ‘80s corporate rock/dad rock sounding background music. I wouldn’t go out of my way to listen to it.
I haven't listened to this record since the 90s. It was better than I expected/remembered.
"Substance," "Brotherhood," & "Power, Corruption & Lies" all should have made the list before "Technique." 3: Good, not great.
How the hell did this make the list & not a single Bikini Kill album? I've tried to get into Le Tigre since 1999, but I just can't stand them musically. I'll take Bikini Kill's "Reject All American," "Pussy Whipped" or "The C.D. Version of the First Two Records" any day over Le Tigre. 1/5: I couldn’t make it all the way through the album.
The hits are the hits, the filler was filler, & the Prince duet was a nice surprise. 2/5: I wouldn’t turn it off if it came on, but I wouldn’t put it on voluntarily.
The kind of album that makes me want to abandon this project. I am 100% certain life would still be worth living if I had never encountered this album. 1/5: Didn't make it through the first track.
Minus 1 for no Neil Young. “Marrakesh Express” is a bit cheesy. 4/5: a flawed classic
Proof that I need more Queen in my life. Especially the deep cuts.
I wish I could give this album 5 stars. "Wish You Were Here" & "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" are two of my all-time favorite Pink Floyd songs. However, "Have A Cigar" is one of my all-time least favorite Pink Floyd songs. I'm indifferent to "Welcome To The Machine." 4/5: A flawed masterpiece.
Not sure how this one slipped by me.
I couldn't be bothered.
Since its release I’ve wanted to like this album more than I actually do, but it’s no Fugees “The Score” 3/5: Good, not great.
Serviceable classic rock. Not good, not great.
The kind of record that makes me want to quit this project.
There was a period in my life in the late 90s in college when I listened to this record at least once a day.