The big hits are great, some good tunes and some stinkers. I l aways listen to the greatest hits and I see why.
Had to suffer through this again.. Yeah not for me and it's gotten worse with age. I think 20 years ago I might have given it 3 stars but now I have to give it a 1.
Electronic pop that's not form the 80s that I actually like. Perhaps a bit boring at times but I like, I might go back to this. Never heard of this band before.
Yep one of the most sampled beats of all time. Some good stuff on here but it get's old pretty quick.
I love it.. Jazz meets hammond B-3 organ and we have Soul-jazz. Some really great jams on this.
Lot's a great fun and energy. What's not to like.
The big hits are great, some good tunes and some stinkers. I l aways listen to the greatest hits and I see why.
It's not my fav VH album but it's hard no to love this. I was 12 years old when it came out and there wasn't anything much cooler than VH at that time.
I never dove into simple minds, sort of discounted them. Better than I expected but not on the same level of similar artists at the time.
Very good not great album.. Nice to hear Iggy expand and do different things, has Bowie touch all over it obviously.
I can just put this in the background all day. Love Charlie Byrd too esp on Samba Triste..
Ummmm Couldn't make it through..
I really like but don't love the Kinks. They tend to get lost in some space between the Stones and the Beatles. Village green is there best but this a good listen.
Search and Destroy get's it a 5 star. I think Fun house is bit more edgy and raw. It boggles my mind all the time what these guys were doing in the late 60/early 70's.
Meh.. You don't need to listen this album..
Was not familiar with this artist. Basically Adult contemporary reggae. It was decent, I doubt I'll listen to the whole album again but might got back to a few tracks.
Yeah this sucks. Monster is about the only decent song, perhaps since it barely feature Kanye.
My favorite Bob Marley and the Wailers album.
One of the greatest albums of all time.
Overall fairly boring and at time way too whiney.
Amazing thrash metal classic. Marty Friedman's brilliant guitar work brings this album to a new level. Peace Sells is still there best album but these is close second.
Favorite Kinks album, just a great album.
I honestly not sure I ever listen to a full Eno album. Over pretty good.
Just really fun good ole rock n roll. What's not to like. Not his best but still great.
Love this Cure and love the gothy atmospheric music they created. This album is perfect for a good rainy November.
Amazing album.. Hip hop at it's finest.
Still never understood the love for this album.
Psychedelic blues at it's best, absolutely brilliant album.
David Watts and Waterloo Sunset are such definitive Kinks tune. Fun listen.
I'm a causal fan of ELP.. I have no idea why this was chosen. Tarkus, Trilogy or Brain Salad Surgery are much much better.
I like the Fall and this is a good one. My biggest issue with this album and the Fall in general is more isn't better. There output is impressive but there songs are highly repetitive. Still good stuff.
Some very good songs and then some so so songs. I love Jealous Guy, one of my favorite solo Lennon tunes.
Not familiar with Air, but I enjoyed most of the album.
Well.. First song.. Much better than I thought and I like it. 2nd song still ok, 3rd song hmm starting to get a little annoying. 4th song I'm not liking this anymore 5th song make it stop.. Bjork is someone who listen to small doses.
One of the greatest albums of all time.. This one easy.
Wasn't familiar with this album, it's very different. It's just ok.
Christmas in July.. Uhmmm it's not bad but why is on the list?
I find it hard not to at least be neutral on Costello, it's really hard to dislike him. It's just a fun rock album.
Never heard of them before but I enjoyed it. While dance music you can still listen as background. I liked the ambient stuff a bit more.
John Cale doing almost pop music, it works. Also helps to Lowell George on guitar as well.
Another no brainer 5 star album.
It's a good and very unique album especially for the time. I don't listen to the entire album very often.
I mean it's super sweet cheesy pop music, I don't love it and I don't hate.. The fact they wrote so many of these songs is impressive.
I struggled with this one for some reason. The cover of Van Morrisons Jackie Wilson Said nearly made me turn it off..
Nothing really exciting couldn't really get into this.
I must have some form of OCD. I'll get obsessed with an album for a few weeks and listen to constantly. This one of them. Bob Dylan blended with Jamtronica. Great stuff and from Philly.
Album is phenomenal, I couldn't wait for it to be released and it's well worth the wait. Industrial perfection.
Good Stuff.. Shining Star and title track are awesome. I also love Africano, it smokes.
Musically this album is good, really good.. However the rapper is very inconsistent, I think fewer songs would have helped.
I only like this because well it's dashboard music, meaning the first time I heard I couldn't see over my parents dashboard. I mean it's 70's AM pop it's not bad in small amounts but a whole album. Although the last song Another Song get's kinda jammy.
Ughh This wasn't good at all.. Crazy love was the only song I made it all the way through.
Loud, angry, intense and awesome. I love this album just as much as I id when it came out.
90's Brit pop classic. Some good music, nothing revolutionary but a fun listen. I use to think What's the Story Morning glory was there best but I think I like this more.
Crazy that this music was made in 1969, just amazing for the time. I can't say the album is consistent as fun house but it doesn't have to be. I wanna be your dog.. just wow.
Full throttle old skool west coast punk/hardcore. Just a fun band.
The man is a deranged lunatic who probably killed one of his wives and wanted to kill Elvis but damn he can put on a show. It's not music I listen to often but this is insanely good.
Really good album, I love her voice and her story telling.
Never been a Kate Bush fan, though I don't think I ever listen to entire album. Well still not a fan, just not style of music but I can appreciate the music.
Great band and great album, I listen to a lot of 90's ska revival and hard to argue the influence that this band had. Too bad they didn't last as this lineup for long.
The man can sing but yeah not my thing.
Big Neil Young fan, bought this when it came out. The songs are decent but the that garage crunchy sound is great on it. Coming out in the end of the 80s is what I think makes it unique at the time.
I wasn't a big Michael Jackson fan growing up, though I do love Thriller, how can you not. Some good songs and some not so good ones. I've listen a few times but outside of the big hits I don't love it.
While the 70s Dylan is a bit a hit or miss this one is a pure hit. Tangled up blue, Simple Twist of Fate, Shelter from the Storm all amazing. Just great stories.
Metallica was one of my fav bands in high school(class of 90). This album disappointed me when it came out and it still does.
Perhaps the greatest debut album of all time. Psychedelic blues want else could you want.
Wow I didn't know what to think but I really, really liked this. Heavy Cure like sound but nothing wrong with that.
I fuckin love Elvis.. He's the fuckin King.
Pleasantly surprised to see some love for this band and this album in particular. While not popular at the time it 's a good album, Witness is such a great tune and maybe my fav Trees tune.
Good album, I like 13 songs better or to be technically the first EP. Still not as good Minor Threat though.
Not the music I listen to often but I do like this duo and this album is very well produced.
I love Joni and love this album, perfect blend of Folk and Pop.
Jace Bruce is perhaps one of the most overshadow music of all time. He shines on this album. Some really songs, Strange Brew, Sunshine, Tales of Brave Ulysses, SWLABR, couple stinkers like blue condition.
Great album and I always forget it came out in 89.
So I loved the videos back when I was young. Songs are decent but I love the older ZZ Top much better.
Always thought of this band as a cheesy Bauhaus imitation. It's not horrible but not great either.
One of the most amazing pieces of recorded music in history. The album is transcending, no more needs to be said.
Oh yeah getting funked up. I like the more psychedelic sound of Funkadelic a bit more but this Parliament album is there finest.
So while I admire the creativity of the album. The commercials get annoying after a listen or two. Perhaps it was more funny in the 60's. However it's the Who and I love the Who.
Well it's very different and I enjoy appreciate the creativity. I liked it.
I think this is the first time I ever listen to this album start to finish, of course I heard almost ever song a million times. It's ok. I mean 80's Michael Jackson, it's smooth pop.
Knopfler's finger pickin is one of the sweetest tones I've ever heard. While not my favorite Dire Straits album it does have Setting me up and Sultans of Swing the latter having perhaps the greatest the solo of all time. Though I prefer the solo on the live version on Alchemy, just insane.
So many genres fused on this one, I especially like the dub and electronic mix. Good stuff.
Funny this came right after Massive Attack. Good stuff as well. Electronic soul. Roads and Sour Times are great tunes. Few tunes sound similar but I can live with that.
Smmmmmooooothhhh jazz. Great stuff, imagine being a dark smoke hazed lounge bobbing my head to this.
I did enjoy the inclusion of the more thrash metal sound in this album and it has some great songs it also has some meh songs. I kinda look the chaos Iowa a bit more.
I pretty much like everything this band has done, I bounce between this and Honey's Dead as my favorite.
That was absolutely painful. Perhaps if I had a full frontal lobotomy then I might find it enjoyable.
First Hip hop/rap I ever owned. Been a while since I listen to the entire album. It's still awesome and yes this album everyone needs to listen to.
I haven't listen to this one in a very long time, I probably wore it out. Very good album but I much prefer the early R.E.M. albums.
Ehhh Never got into this band. Don't think this sound every worked well.
I dig it but wow it sounds very dated now. Still a fun listen probably the first time listening to the whole album.
New one for me.. It's interesting, I liked it.
Great album.. Awesome bass lines.. Why I don't listen to this album more I don't know.
So Stone Cold Crazy is a five song and metal fans know how influential that song is. Brighton Rock is another gem. The rest of the album is so so. They did through a bunch of styles out there but it still had that glam rock tinge. It's getting a high rating based on really just one song.
John Prine is an American treasure. While he always praised for his witty humor, it's his almost gut punch emotional songs on this album that get, Hello in There and especially Sam Stone, wow just powerful stuff. Yeah this deserves to on the list.
This played in a loop would destroy the soul and crush the mind. It should be used to get confessions.
Brilliant album.. Touches on some many themes and nice blend of ska and roots reggae. Yes an album everyone needs to listen to.
I've listen this album 100s of times. It's arguably the first true Jazz rock album and is still a masterpiece. Peaces is a Zappa standard and excellent example of Jazz Fusion. Willie the Pimp with Sugarcane Harris's and Franks blistering solos laid the groundwork for Jazz Rock, just listen Mahavishnu Orchestra.
They went in a few directions in this. I like the funk/soul vibe to some of those. Hip hop is not my fav genre but I dig the Roots, maybe since I'm philly born.
Such an overlooked album by Neil, I might not have liked as much the first time I heard but over the years I've discovered I absolutely love this album. However I'm still surprised to see it on the list, must be a lot of Neil on this list.
It's good, it's a more polished pop version of the Smiths. It's perhaps his best album. 3.5 for me but I round up.
Dave Grohl is perhaps the coolest dude in the music business. However I don't love the Foo Fighters, I for whatever reason never find myself wanting to listen to a whole album. I can't figure why. Out of all the the FF albums I've probably listen to this one the most.
One of my favorite bands in High School, still love this album and one of the Zeppelin albums that I still listen to. Perhaps since it hasn't gotten the airplay as some of the other albums. It's still great bluesy rock.
I'll admit never been a big fan of Joan Baez, I've only listen to one album of hers before, Any Day Now, a cover of Dylan songs. Overall I enjoyed this album much more than expected, I felt her soprano voice was more constraint and subtle compared to other works. It has a very ethereal sound. There's such a diversity in which traditional folk songs were chosen I felt transported to 19th century America (Silver Dagger, Wildwood Flower) or the common room of a Scottish Tavern (John Riley, Henry Martin). Overall it was a fun listen, and I surely check out her early work but still not a big fan.
First off the title track is one my favorite songs of all time, it finds its way on so many of my playlists. Confetti and My Drug Buddy are great tunes as well. While it was overplayed as shit back in the 90's, Mrs Robinson is still a good cover. Last thing Juliana Hatfield's backing vocals are awesome this album. It's probably a 4 star album but I'll give it 5 stars based on the title track and the fact it reminds of being 20 again.
I did own this like pretty much everyone else under 25 in the 90s. Probably the first time in over 20 years listening to it. It's ok, mass produced, bit boring and bland brit pop. I could live happily ever after if I never hear Wonderwall or Champagne Supernova ever again.
More 90's. Without the flashing lights and drugs it get's old fast. I semi remember dancing in the clubs to Voodoo People back in my youth. It's ok.
For an album that appears to blend soul, hip hop and maybe a little funk it falls really flat and in essence is just a well recorded watered down version of those genres. The interleave of the spoken word doesn't evoke any emotion or feelings either, it seems rather pointless and makes the album disjointed. Overall It's just bland and boring. I guess the bar is so low for music made in the 2010s that this is considered a must listen before you die.
Love the Bryds and I really love this album and it's probably there most diverse album they made, sure the folk/rock sound is still there but other influences show up as well. To me Goin Back (and Draft Morning) is probably reason this album is on the list, it's the root of power pop, it inspired Big Star which in turn inspired countless others like Teenage Fanclub, this is the origin. Wasn't Born to Follow is a early example of country rock sound, which they would go full in on the next album Sweetheart of the Rodeo with Gram Parson, which I hope is on the list as well. Albums awesome and a very important one in rock history.
Ohhh helll fucking yeah!! Kinda crazy this was the next album. Yeah love this album either you get it or your don't. The fact it was released in the same year as the Notorious Byrd Brothers is wild.
Another longtime fav of mine. Lots have be said of this album and it indeed is great. What downt get said as much as how good the guitar playi g is, it's a down right jam album with excellent production.
It's the band! 5 stars for Levon Helms voice alone. Great album, though a little uneven. Music from the big pink is still there best.
Didn't know this album. Some decent synth pop tunes, some of the slow tunes were a bit brutal. It's decent probably a 2.5 for me, I'll round up to 3 since this was 1979.
I made it all the way though!! I guess it works as a soundtrack and decent background music but it general its a bit boring. There other work is more interesting.
Good album. Impossible not too love the title track. Pusherman is my favorite song on the album. Listened to this many times before and will listen to again.
It's ABBA. It's super sweet pop like soundtrack to a 80's Rom-Com. I can't say. Never listened to this full album and it was fun but I think you can live with listening to this album. Another 2.5 for me.
I think Jack White knows music history quite well and it shows with this blend of garage, punk, blues and even some country. He's also technically gifted guitarist but he's more of a ventriloquist than a true original. Don't get my wrong I like the sound and it's fun album to listen to but it lacks something, it's not organic and at times seems forced. I actually like his other projects more, esp the Raconteurs.
Had to suffer through this again.. Yeah not for me and it's gotten worse with age. I think 20 years ago I might have given it 3 stars but now I have to give it a 1.
Love this album and a turning point album for U2. Love this album.
Velvet Underground one of the most influential bands of all time. This album is one reason why since it really challenged what rock music at the time. Sure it's noisy, strange and weird and not something you can listen to all the time but it really pushed music to a new dimension. Many people took these elements, polished them and made them more accessible. It's not my fav or most listen to Velvet Underground album but it does make sense to be on the list. It's a 4.5 for me, so once again I'll round up.
Dance and rock. I did listen to this album quite often back in the 90s'. but haven't really since then. Some decent tracks with Loaded being the my fav still. Not sure why but I don't like it as much as I once did.
The title track is iconic and obviously why it's on the list. I think it's the first official album Stax label. It's bit uneven as a whole album, so not something you back to listen to often. The MGs are much better backing band esp when Dunn joined later on bass.
Came across this artist a few years ago, interesting music and a very tragic story. You have to be in the mood for this morose folky singer-song writer. I appreciate the music just not something your going to listen to often.
Honestly I thought I was really really going to hate this but I made it mostly through the album, I find it hard to rate these dance albums. Maybe I need to get wasted and dance around to fully appreciate them. Just not for me.
As a fairly big Pink Floyd fan I've always struggled with the god like status of Syd Barret by the band members and others. Yes Piper at the Gates of Dawn is his masterpiece and the album is amazing, but I don't think he achieved that some creative output as a solo artist. I've listen to this album numerous times hoping to find what others seems to find in it and I just don't. I put it on and think I should have just listen to Piper instead.
I say I'm a Bowie fan but in reality I only listen to 4 of his albums and this isn't one of them. It's good but If I'm in the mood for blue-eyed soul I'm going for Hall and Oates. Wish we could give 1/2 ratings, this would be a 3.5 for me.
Amazing. What else can be said really.
My dad would often play Astrud Gilberto albums when I was young and thus very nostalgic. Though this album is just ok, I have heard much better from her. I'd give it a 2 star rating but it's the only solo album of hers on the list hence the 3.
Ehhh. JUst water down pop.. Does have few good lyrics but damn it's musically it's just boring.
It's nostalgia week apparently.. I've listen to a ton of Sinatra in my life, most of it not by choice. I definitely over the years learn to appreciate his music and dare I say enjoy some of it. Sinatra recorded a ton albums and murdered a ton of songs, this album however isn't one, I enjoyed it. I really enjoyed Jobim arrangements. Might be one of the few people under 75 that likes this.
I'd love to hang out with Willie for a day, get stoned and listen to him tell stories, perhaps a song or two. Shotgun Willie is my go to album but this one has gotten a lot plays as well. Albums like this make you realize not all country music is shit.
Roots Reggae at its finest, absolute classic album. From the lead off title track through he whole album not a bad song.
Of course Mama's gonna help build the wall... Depressing, dark, psychotic, disturbing and some how beautiful, just absolutely brilliant. It's shame Waters was(is) such a narcissistic dbag and this was the last great piece of music he and the rest of the band ever made.
Is it punk, metal, industrial? All of the above.. Great album that help pave the way for industrial metal bands suck as Ministry, NIN, KMFDM. Great album. Kerosene is so damn good.
I've always been fairly neutral on Tom Waits, don't really get him per se. Some white dude doing a Louis Armstrong schtick. I never listen to this one before and similar feelings as other works, I didn't hate and I didn't love it. This album in particular had the feel of a actor performance rather than a musician.
One of the bands I secretly liked in High school since it wasn't cool for a Metal head to listen to them. They migrated from the darker sounds of Joy Division to a more blend of guitar oriented rock with synthesizers, which I like as well. The song Sunrise is suck a killer tune and one of my favorites.
I had no idea what to expect but I rather enjoyed it. I probably forget I ever listen to it in a year.
I listen to album a few times and I've wanted to love it but it never seems to stick. If I'm going to listen to Buck Owens it's going to be a compilation album.
Another album I don't know how to rate. Kraftwerk is a band I appreciate what they did because they we're quite a ahead time but at times there music seems so dated and down right cheesy. I assume this album was picked for the song Model, which is maybe the first techno pop song ever. Therefore do I rate this album for what it inspired or how it sounds in 2022. Going to split the difference at 3 stars.
New one for me. Modern take on Cabaret and pop standards with a more atmospheric soundscape. Tough to be honest it does like the B sides of a James Bond film soundtrack.
I've tried and tried to get into his music given the popularly but I can't. Given it 2 stars for King Kunta...
My first introduction to Sonic Youth was the Kool Thing video on 120 min, just loved the song and like any 18 year old boy I fell in love with Kim Gordon too. Not long after I checked out Daydream Nation and yeah just a great album. Probably the only one but I wish Teenage Riot was 20 mins long, I can listen that song forever.
Honestly another mediocre Bowie album on this list. Might be one of the few people who absolutely detests the title track, the rest of the album is fairly boring. Should have been much more interesting having Robert Fripp onboard but it wasn't.
Good album, not there best but still nice album to put on in the background. What I do like about German (krautrock) prog bands is they're musically less pretentious and self absorbed then the British contemporaries.
Once again it's hard to rate these albums without being in club. Some good tracks overall. However it get's tedious listening to an entire album.
Never call my self a Stones fan per se, though I do love a lot of there music, esp this era. They shedded the Brain Jones blues cover act and the foray into psychedelia for this Druggy, seedy, bluesy honky tonk style of Rock n rock n roll. By today standards it really doesn't sound unique, only because it's been oven into the fabric of Rock n Roll for 50 years. This album and the the two that followed brought the dirty underground sleaze of Rock n Roll to the mainstream.
Overall it's ok it does get a bit whiny, pompous and boring.
Dumb lyrics and overuse of audio processing tools, standard 2010's soul less R&B.
Watered down pop country rock created by two of the biggest assholes in the music industry, Don Henley and Glen Fry, but sadly I really love it. I do prefer this version of the Eagles to that of later Eagles after Joe Walsh joined, even though I love Joe Walsh. I'm going to rate this high but honestly I'm not sure if it should be on the list.
I didn't really like this album when it came out and some how it has gotten worse and even more irritating.
Album blows my mind every time time I listen to it. There will never be an album like this again, the Sgt Pepper of the 80's.
Ohhh good stuff here, definitive garage band album, fun and rowdy. Strychnine might the ultimate garage band song, it still sounds timeless. This is the band the White Stripes and the rest of the revivalists listen to.
I honestly don't know how anyone cannot like this album, it's on par with anything with Beatles. Dylan completed his transition from pure folk to pop on this masterpiece that to this day is timeless. It takes a lot to Laugh, It takes a Train to Cry is very close to my favorite song ever written.
Why??? This is absolutely awful.
Few decent tunes, some really bad ones too. I liked more of the classic worldbeat style then the straight forward pop songs. Enjoyed more of his guitar playing than his vocals as well.
Some decent songs, still has a little bit of rawness and edge which was lost on Celebrity skin. Though I probably never listen to this again it's always fun to take a trip back to the early 90's.
Dusty can sing that's for sure and it's a very well produced and recorded album Tom Dowd is a genius and create magic on everything he produced. Son of Preacher man is just outstanding and I really like Windmills of Your Mind and I can't make it alone. However the rest of the album is way too 60's adult contemporary for me. Tough one to rank.
Owned this one and got played fairly often, more metal and single driven than previous stuff. It was good to listen to it again but I seriously doubt I'll ever do it again.
Perhaps my fav Britpop album and Britpop band. Not sure why it's been so long since I listen to this album, it's good. Though I have to admit Shatner's cover of Common People is more enjoyable than the original.
I like the Flaming Lips a lot and I really like the direction they went on this album. I do love this album but like pretty much every Flaming Lips album there are one or two songs where Wayne's voice is bit much. My fav lips album is still Yoshimi but this is a close 2nd.
Ohhh hell yeah.. The band he assembled for this album is unreal, Mclauglin, Shorter, Corea, Hancock, Zawinul... Given the talent in the room it's amazing how space is left for each other and how they weave in and out. I love it.
Wow I have not listen to this a long long time, did own this one. Some catchy tunes and like the sultry vocals on some of songs. It's not a bad album just not a great album. 2.5 for sure.
Never really a Billie Holiday fan and on this album she sounds more like 73 than 43.
Great album and the first of the classic trilogy of albums. From 3 part harmonies to blistering solos and bombastic bass lines this album doesn't disappoint. Rick Wakeman joins on the next album and the band really takes off.
So it starts off really good and then it divulges into kinda boring pop tunes. I really had high hopes for this .
I love Gish and Siamese Dream but this album.. I've always been disappointed by it. A few songs are ok but overall it's not very good.
It's impossible not to be moved by her music, Soul music yeah you bet ass it is. Chain of fools.. her voice, that bass line damn nothing comes close to that these days. Good stuff.
Great background music, it's hard to dislike but it's not easy to get excited about it either.
OK album. I seem to like the older material by them more than this.
Great album, they really defined there sound a bit more and went into a more pop softer sound on a few songs which worked really well. A lot of things to to like. One of my favorite albums of that era and the The Warmth is still one of my fav songs.
There are times while working I like to put on ambient music, it's typically a playlist but at other times I choose this album. It's not that I love the album per se but it's just sounds good in the background.
Been listening to this album since high school, just a classic rock album. The mkII lineup sounds the most cohesive on this album but I think I prefer In Rock and the rawness of that album to this. The biggest issue is the overplay of some of these songs over the last 50 years, Highway Star and Smoke on the Water I just don't ever want to hear again.
Thought I was going to like this more than I did, outside of the 2 songs I already heard I couldn't get into it that much.
Well this was a bit different. I enjoyed most of it but I doubt I'll ever to listen to it again.
Don't listen to this if you need to stay awake. Well I don't dislike this as much when it first came out but that's not saying much. Some odd blend of country and cabaret.
One of the few modern pop stars I really can get into.
I was 10 when it came out. Everyone of all ages seem to listen to this album, it was everywhere. At least in my lifetime no album or artist was ever bigger. I wasn't the biggest Michael Jackson fan but it was hard not to like this album or the videos during the golden age of MTV. I'm given it 5 stars not for the music per se but for everything that went along with it at that time.
Wow.. I'm surprised how much I like this.. I'll be listening to this more for sure.
Lot of classic songs on this Blowin in the Wind, Master of War, Corrina,Corrina, Hard Rain, Don't think Twice.. I think why this a 5 star record is that Dylan was 21 when he recorded this album which blows my mind. However I like his electric work much better.
I loved this album as a kid and I still do. I remember the first time I heard More than a Feeling, I couldn't get it out of my head for days. The album sounds amazing and after I learn that Tom Scholz played and recorded all but the vocals in his basement how can you not give it 5 stars.
What an album. I love the intensity, power and played with precise timing and tightness. Terry Kath.. Wow he's spectacular on this album , sadly he was never given as much space as he was on this album. My favorite Chicago album.
This by far my favorite post Ziggy Era Bowie album. Musically the album is very interesting and fun album to listen to.
I tired but yeah this was a tough one.
A lotta buzz about this band in the 90's. Overall I thought they were very good, but seem to fall just short of amazing. Well not my fav album by them this does highlight all the different directions they go in.
I've listen to a lot his father's albums who I love. This is by fat the best album by femi, not quite as good as his late father but still enjoyable.
Kinda in between on this one. I listen to it but nothing jump out for me. Was ok.
Ahh Shuggie Otis. Love that psychedelic soul sound. Great album and a good listen. However Freedom Flight and even kooper sessions I think are much stronger than this album and more true to the roots of his sound. Hopefully Freedom Flight will appear on the list because that is the album you need to listen too.
Never got this band and the hype, it's not bad but it's sounds at times like a bad Prince cover band.
Such a great album!! I love the raw punk edges the band had with the new wave sound. It's so damn good.
I really like this, musically really interesting, a lot of different world music themes being used. It's like a non-shitty Bjork.
Ehhh It's ok kinda boring and bland to be honest. There earlier stuff is much better, too much generic synth-pop on this one.
It's the Jam.. It's going to be good. Though this one is not one of favorites, I like Sound Effects and the Gift a bit more. The problem is when I listen to this album I think as good as this the Clash perfected this sound so much better.
Probably the Led Zeppelin album I've listen to the most, perhaps because outside of Immigrant Song the songs haven't been overplayed to death. Some of my favorite songs on here, Tangerine, Since I be loving you and That's the Way. Always fun to listen to this.
Papa was a Rolling Stone.. Love this song so much, one of the best scenes of the Temptations movie was the recording on this song. Blend of psychedelic soul and funk. The problem the rest of the album is very uneven, some really bad songs. This is a hard album to rate for sure, It's a 3 but since I love Papa was a Rolling Stone so much I'll give a 4.
Well not really my thing.. I like the music, but vocals seem to be juxtaposed to the music. People need vocals so I get it.
Great album. Love the blend of Folk and rock, very similar to My Morning Jacket, perhaps a bit mellower. Always a fun listen.
Unplugged was a great series and I remember the buildup of this show and wasn't actually sure what to expect. I mean Nirvana acoustic? Needless to say I was blown away by this performance then and I think even more so now. Being a fan at time I knew they had talent but I didn't realize how much until this album. The arrangement, the song selection and Kurt's emotions pouring into the songs, I still get goosebumps listening to Where Did You Sleep Last Night.
Lotta love for Bjork on this list.. There's a few songs that are almost tolerable on this album but it's still hard to get through.
Well.. It's different that's for sure. I admit I sort of like it and I wasn't even high.
For me the is last great Prince album, some really great songs, a few not so great, always a problem with double albums. For me it's not quite 5 stars, Dirty Mind, 1999 and Purple Rain I think are much stronger albums and are all 5 stars.
I hate pop country but for some odd reason and I have no idea but I really like Kacey Musgraves, few other other female country artists too. Anyway some of this get's way too sugary like butterflies which is just awful but most of this is good.
I came across this album some time ago as I was exploring Ginger Baker's catalog. I don't get out much to be honest. I was hooked on Fela after one listen of this album and Afrobeat in general for which Fela is the originator. Watch Beware Mr Baker to see more about this album and Ginger, it's worth a watch.
So I pretty much much hate all mainstream country from 1980 to now, it's absolute shit music. However I do love 70's outlaw country and I really love Waylon. This is one my favorite Waylon albums, a few of the slow numbers I don't particularly care for but Black Rose might be one of my favorite country tunes of all time, I love cranking that one. Given this might be the only Waylon album on the list I'm going 5 stars, more for Waylon than the album per se.
Love the The Who. Very interesting and ambitious album for the time. I just rarely listen to the whole album often anymore.
I really don't hate it, I like that 90's hip hop sound. Sure I have no clue what he's saying, my 4 years of French in high school has been long forgotten. Armand est mort samples Marvin Gaye effectively. That being said I don't think I ever listen to this again.
I did not like this album or GnR when it came out. Took my probably at least 10 years after to release to listen and like it. I will admit I love the solo on Sweet Child, and I like Rocket Queen and My Michelle but still absolutely despise Welcome to the Jungle and Parisade City.
Good straight up American Rock n Roll. Has the 2 biggest 70's Aerosmith songs. I think Rocks in there best but this is good. 3.5.
I'm the oddball that likes this music.. Title track is great, the rest of the album is ok, very classic prog rock.
It's much better than I would have thought. Nothing really hooked me in per se, it's fine just not my thing.
Pretty good pop rock album, just nothing to get overly excited about, I listen to it a bunch when it came out then quickly forgot about it. Take Me Out was s fun song to play on Rock Band. 3.5
Well it's a interesting album, glad I listen to it but doubtful I'll go back to it. I'll say a very interesting rendition of Stagger Lee that's for sure.
I Steely Dan but this might be the album I listen to the least. It never grab me as much as Aja, Pretzel logic or Royal Scam.
Wasn't really familiar with Masekela, so new to me. It's a bit tame though Part of a Whole, Maseru and Big Apple are decent.
My introduction to Sonic Youth. It's good and more approachable then the previous albums, good stuff.
I feel asleep and ruined a keyboard with drool trying to listening to this.. Painful.
My favorite Lou Reed album, still very Velvet underground like in many ways which is fabulous. Walk on the Wild side was my gateway song into the Velvet Underground when I heard in high school.
Jazzy, funky sweet goodness. Absolutely phenomenal. Chameleon and Watermelon Men just smoke.
I can't believe I'm going listen to this album again, I never thought that would happen. Somehow it's even more painful then I recall.
I have a soft spot for Gene Clark and sadly he's career really never took off the way that it should. I seem to disagree with with which albums are selected by artists for this list. this album is good but No other and Roadmaster are much better. Also the extra songs on the current release are not very good and take away from the original release.
Once again hard to rate this dance albums sitting on my ass in front of a computer. It's ok. It's sounds more dated than then it is.
Probably my favorite Smiths album and the one I listen to the most. One of the best albums of the 80's and yes an album everyone should listen to.
One of the most influential artists of 60's this and the Folk Singer album highlight the reason why. This potentially could be the greatest blues album of all time.
This was one was biggest albums in my lifetime and frankly I never understood why. It's a fine album but it's wasn't anything groundbreaking and certainly not the Sgt Pepper. Just poppy version of music they were already doing. Though Bullet the Blue Sky is one my favorite songs. Anyway listen to War is much better.
I've known of 10cc for a long time and familiar with there singles but realized I never once listen to an entire studio album. Honestly some of it was really bad and just dumb (Wall Street Shuffle), but also has a few good tunes such as Silly Love. Overall it's ok, I was hoping for more. 2.5
I love the Flamin Groovies.. They could have picked the album before or after and I would have been happy too. Dirty bluesy garage rock sound can't be beat.
My 17 year old self would give this 5 stars for sure, I loved this album at one time. However I don't have the same affinity I once did. It's very good but great.
lights down low.. check, candles lit.. check, didn't burn dinner.. big check, love of your life at the table... check.. time to que the norah jones.. So it's good background music but too far to the pop scale than the jazz scale for me.
This album is about one song really.. Rock Box. Way ahead of its time and the root of so many artists to come. It's a 5 star song, the rest of the album is good but not as strong as material on there next 2 albums.
Rise Above could be one of the best songs ever written. This is by far the best Black Flag album and the one of the grand daddies of the punk/hardcore genre.
Good album but Unknown Pleasures is much stronger.