I enjoyed it! Definitely a fun one to kick this off with. My favorite song was probably "One of These Days." Her voice really comes through in the whole album and I loved the fiddle. I looked Nanci Griffith up and apparently she passed in the last year which is tragic; she was best known for the most played song on the album ("Love at the Five and Dime" which I thought had a really nice vocal line in the eponymous line) but with someone else covering it that blew up in the country world. I hadn't ever heard of her but it seems like she was pretty important and influential.
Obviously a classic. The songs that I had not heard (I thought I had heard the album but then realized I had heard a "Best of Zeppelin" thing that included like four songs off this album) were not particularly impressive but Stairway really is an amazing musical achievement. I also liked the LoTR song.
Quite fun and enjoyable, but as we listen to more of these I think that 4 stars is gonna be reserved for songs that get a song on to my playlist. But I certainly wouldn't be sad to hear some of these songs again.
Ah, I don't think I saved my original thoughts so they didn't autopopulate. Basically, while I don't think this is Nirvana's best album there were parts I really liked and Grunge as a whole does suit my tastes quite well (sometimes).
I loved it. It's just fun with some nice messaging sprinkled in.
I was not a fan honestly. About a few songs into the album I found myself oscillating between "I wish I was listening to Jagged Little Pill" and "this sounds like my least favorite song from a musical." I don't think it was made poorly, just not my thing. I did like Precious Things which will save this from being my first 1 star.
I enjoyed the listening experience a lot but don't think I'd go back and nothing in particular made a strong impression.
Some absolute classics on this one, shame they're British.
Honestly I wasn't super present while listening to this. From what I did hear it was pretty good but also a little forgettable for me.
The mixing early on was a bit off but I really enjoyed it!
I enjoyed listening to it but a little forgettable.
I really loved the run of songs from "Who's Gonna Take the Weight" to "Check the Technique." I ended up loving this album. A nice refresher from the past few we've listened to as I was excited when each new song started. The lyrics were snappy, smart, and could be anything from funny to poignant.
It was fine. Didn't have my favorite U2 songs on it but definitely didn't mind it.
Nice to get a different genre in there and it sounded proficient, but not really my thing.
Vibes and a couple iconic tunes.
I found the instrumentation uninteresting. I fear the later we get into this project the more "exceptional" an album has to be for me to notice it.
I enjoyed this much more than expected.
Lots of unexpected nostalgia from an album where I couldn't have even named the band. Loved it.
Couple misses but overall very enjoyable.
Babylon saves this from being a one. Very sleepy.
I think I'm just not a post-rock guy.
I mean, Want You to Want Me and Surrender are in fact, both bangers.
I have friends into Roxy Music and honestly was a little disappointed. Maybe it's a first album thing or I missed something.
Was fine but not amazing imo. I really liked the sampling of news recordings etc.