Really solid album. Calls to mind some very specific memories and reminds me of when I learned that country music was good and worth listening to. A lot of the songs sounded the same, which was a bit of a bummer, but Love at the Five and Dime stands out as one of the few songs which belongs on both my happy and sad playlists. I had never heard of Nanci Griffith before, but now I'm glad that I have!
classic. when the levee breaks is soooooo good
Not really my style. I'm sure this album was really important and influential but I didn't really enjoy listening to it that much, and probably won't revisit it.
I had only ever heard of Careless Whisper (which I loved) before this album. I was really pleasantly surprised by how good it was - George Michael has an unbelievable singing voice. It felt at times that the subject matter in the songs was a little samey, but Michael's voice absolutely carries this album to a solid 4/5, soft 5/5 for me.
Love it. Eerie/spooky vibes from the set, and a ton of *great* songs. I'm always really impressed whenever live albums sound good, and this one sounds as good or better than the recorded versions. I'm also impressed by their ability to take songs from other artists and really make them their own. Highlights include the man who sold the world, something in the way (ty batman), plateau, lake of fire, come as you are, and where did you sleep last night. The only real lowlight for me was pennyroyal tea, but overall this album is fantastic and several songs are already in my rotation or will be after this.
I think this is the first album we've listened to that, for me, suffers from being made so long ago and being so influential. I feel like if I had heard this for the first time in 1972 when it was released, it would have absolutely blown my mind. But people have been making music inspired by Bowie for 50+ years at this point, so none of this felt particularly "new" to me, even though it surely was at the time. I still think the album was very very enjoyable to listen to, worth 5 stars, and I will likely listen to it again since I'm a sucker for concept albums, but I think this will be in the lower tier of 5 star ratings for me.
obsessed w this album
Very funky, loved the instrumentation. sort of wish the songs weren't so long so that i could add some of the shorter bits to playlists, but alas
classic. top 3 beatles albums. abbey road medley is one of my absolute favorite pieces of music of all time
Good album. classic grunge. really strong start. will revisit a few songs.
I thought that the vocals on this album were really quiet, but there were a number of really enjoyable songs. Newtown and heard it through the grapevine in particular stood out. I love that on these older albums it is pretty normal to include covers of great songs (when the levee breaks by zeppelin is also a cover). I feel like this practice is one of the things that makes rap music so special, and I wish we saw more of this in other genres of modern music.
this album is so good. i will keep listening to it forever and ever. the white stripes are so weird and so good.
decent but not my favorite. i think the other van halen album on the list has more of their iconic songs. There were some good songs on this, and the guitar play is really impressive, but the lyrics were a bit uninspired and there were some forgettable songs. The first four songs were great, but hte rest of the album doesn't really hold up imo.
this is the most 70s album of all time
This is the first album that I found legitimately difficult to get through. I don't know enough about jazz to know why this is important or good. Frankly it just sounded like discordant, unpleasant noise and I would not care if I never listened to any of these songs again. 1 star, solidly the worst album we have listened to, and it would take something truly horrific to unseat this. Zorn should have stuck to coming up with lemmas.
Didn't really love this album. It soudned okay but the lyrics and content were a little weird. I love the concept of writing a song explaining why you cheated on your SO though, what a crazy idea
classic 80s/90s rap. solid beats and tight rhymes. nothing flashy, just simple and well-executed.
This album feels so ahead of its time I feel like I heard one or two songs that sound a lot like modern dubstep, while the rest sounded like modern drum and bass. I guess the lesson that I learned is that these specific EDM subgenres are actually older than I realized. This album was fairly standard as far as drum and bass goes, but I really like drum and bass, so this album was enjoyable for me.,
There were a couple of absolute bangers (disarm, cherub rock) but the rest of the album didn't really capture me all that much. Some songs are definitely in the rotation already/going into the rotation after this, but some are very forgettable.
I really liked this! A few recognizable songs (and the perfect hook to get me back into the listening project)