This played in a loop would destroy the soul and crush the mind. It should be used to get confessions.
This played in a loop would destroy the soul and crush the mind. It should be used to get confessions.
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.
I fuckin love Elvis.. He's the fuckin King.
I tired but yeah this was a tough one.
Pure shit. I can't believe I'm forced to give it 1 star.
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.
Well this is an easy 5 star. One of my favorite albums of all time and I could be persuaded into saying the best album of all time. While rubber soul was the first change in direction this album they really brought all different kinds of elements but yet keep that pop sound. A masterpiece.
Was not a rap fan at the time of the release but many of my friends were, so I heard this album many times. Started to like one, then 2 then more songs, then most of the album. Really good album with a well crafted social message.
Absolute classic roots of Rock n Roll. Besides the performance and energy, the fact that he wrote many of the songs is impressive, esp for that era.
This band in general has always lived in the shadow of Led Zeppelin, who released their debut a few months later with a similar sound. It's sad this album while critically hailed never got popularity that Led Zeppelins albums did. It's a great album and it never get's much play. I love the this version of You Shook me, especially with contribution of Nicky Hopkins piano (who should be a household name but is not). Great versions of Morning Dew, Shape of Things and an awesome I ain't Superstitious. Plus the great Beck's Bolero instrumental, written by Page and also used in How Many times.
Paul Rogers is one of my all time favorite singers, just love his voice. While I like his work in Free better this first Bad Co album is really good. Yeah a little more radio friendly and less bluesy but a fun album. Rock Steady can't get enough of that song.
Listen this to death when in first came out. Fun album, Wlico and Billy Bragg sound great together. Hopefully this isn't Wilco's only appearance on the list.
It's Johnny Cash singing in prison, of course you need to listen to it. Not as good as Folsom Prison but it does have Boy Named Sue. Probably a 4.5 album but given my love for the Man in Black I'm rounding up to a 5.
Slept through most of it.. I feel cruel for giving a 1 star but I have too.
Some really great straight up rock songs on this, fun album to listen to but I prefer the later material.
Good album they would hit the creative stride in later but some good stuff on here, Uh-oh, Pulled up and of course Psycho Killer.
Amazing album anything less 4 stars and you need to see a hearing professional.
Album is ok, so many the earlier albums are quite better and heavier. They moved more into the hard rock in this one. Some decent songs besides the hits like Grinder and Steeler, but United, Red,White & blue are just so awful. Tough call between 3 and 4, I doubt there will be another Priest album so 4 it is.
A few decent songs but wow some really dumb shit as well, guess that's what happens when Kayne produces it. Yeah these are great lyrics? Perhaps for a 16 year old. "Fantasize when I had her in the bathroom sweatin' with her ass up (go) The body of a dancer We had chemistry 'cause she was a Cancer Thought forever it would last for But forever moved faster so I had to (go) Still I gotta pause when I think about her in them drawers (go) And uh, ooh baby, she liked it raw"
Honestly I never really liked this album much, if it wasn't a McCartney album it would be on the list. It's a 3.5 at best.
Pure shit. I can't believe I'm forced to give it 1 star.
I love this album and not ashamed to admit it, so many people I know just cannot tolerate it. It's goofy, cheesy and fun rock n roll. RIP Mr Loaf!!
Marc Bolan was way ahead of his time and sadly departed way too young. You can hear the imprint of this band and this album in particular on so many bands and genres, I think it still sounds fresh today and songs like Mambo Sun could be released today. Great stuff.
I couldn't get into this, I was hoping it would be interesting musically but yeah it's worse than the vocals.
I wasn't a fan when I first listen to this album years ago and still cannot get into it. I love the Velvet Underground but there's really on few Lou Reed albums I really like and this is not one of them.
Outside the big hit it's fairly ordinary, not an album you need to listen too.
Been a long time since I listened to this gem. Punk, pop and rock, come the 90's this sound went mainstream, but when this released it was groundbreaking.
Impossible not to love Marvin Gaye. Back story on this album is quite interesting and helps with understanding the album. This isn't the first time I listened to this album and I'll admit it's a hard album to like on the first listen, somewhat redundant and down-right depressing. However it does reveal itself after a few listens. I do wish there were more tracks like "Is That Enough" or the album was edited a bit because it does drag on. While not my fav Gaye album it does have it's moments, once again we need 1/2 stars, 3.5. I'll round up given my love for Marvin.
It's kinda ehh. Didn't know you could dilute dream pop this much. It's like cheap vanilla ice cream.
I do like a deep dive into the classic country every know and then. This did not disappoint and was a fun listen. Some great songs like Knoxville girl and well not the best version of In the Pines, still enjoyable.
Not bad but not great.. I rather just listen to Sleater-Kinney instead.
When I was 10 I thought this was greatest album ever recorded. I do love AC/DC but I very rarely listen to this album these days. I'll put on a Bon Scott album instead. Hmm a 4 but the little kid in me will give a 5.
It's Black Sabbath.. First 6 albums are all 5 stars. No other band has been an influence on metal and various subgenres for as long as this band.
If this album consisted of Respect, the title track and Yoko Ono singing over geese honking for the rest of the album it still would be 4 stars. Add in songs like Soul Serenade, Do Right Woman and Drown in my Tears it's hard not to bump it 5. Sure a few songs don't hit, her version of Change is Gonna Come is ok but only because Sam Cooke made it untouchable.
This is by far the only Tom Waits album I can listen to.
This album started off as s strong 3 for me but then quickly became redundant and a bit boring.
I've tried to get into this album a few times, I just really can't.
What a influential album not only at the time but for years afterwards. Jim (Roger) McGuinn's 12 string jangly Rickenbacker sound is iconic and is still being echo today. Though what really stands out for me are 2 of the Gene Clark songs, Here with out you is just so dark and complex. The gem of the album for me I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better, it's pop perfection, I just love this song and unlike most of the album which has that 60's era sound (they did invent it) this song sounds almost timeless. Tom Petty also does a great version too, not surprising given how this band influenced him.
Overall pretty boring. Was hoping to hear something more moody or more atmospheric but it never happen.
OMD for me is a greatest hits band, some great songs on every album but I just can't get into individual albums.
Rowdy and loud Irish music bordering on punk rock. What's not to love. Makes me proud of my Irish heritage.
First John Lee Hooker was an amazing artist, I like a lot of his work. However blues albums in the 80's suffer from highly polished production and this album is great example. Perhaps when it was released it sounded fresh but now it sounds quite dated. It's a shame there's some good playing but I just can't listen to it. It pains to me give John Lee such a low rating.
Outside of his debut album I find Mayfield's albums fairly uneven. This one has some really great tracks like the opener and Hard Times but also some really weak ones.. So in Love was a hit but not a fan.
Dr John is weird quirky and eclectic. Is it for everyone nope.. Is there some crap on this album yep, is that some great stuff on this album yep. Should you listen to this before you die, probably not but you should at least be stoned when you do so.
Good album but I much prefer James Brown with the JBs. For me Love, Power, Peace is James Brown's best live album.
A hodge podge or perhaps cornucopia of pop and psychedelic 60's sounds. Not horrible but seems to be trying to hard to be different.
Cohen is more poetry than music. I've never really learn to fully enjoy his albums and at this point I don't think I really ever will. It's not bad but not great either.
Being a Grateful Dead I've heard El Paso played to the point of death by Bob Weir. Marty Robbins music is obviously \quite date even for the 1950s but I still find it a fun to listen to maybe every 10 years or so. Biggest compliant is the songs are so similar so it's a bit tedious by the end.
It was ok.. It has an almost cheap electronic sound as if made by crap bought at Radio Shack.
New York City Song and Only You Know are pretty good.. The rest is fairly forgettable. Give me the Wanderer..
Good album not the best by the them, they certainly tried different things on this album not all of it was good.
Perhaps just me but I find it impossible to dislike big band (swing) music,it has a universal appeal. Sophistic style but catchy enough to be popular. It also doesn't seem to suffer from sounding dated. I really like it.
Perhaps the greatest Jazz album of time. Just an absolute joy to listen to these guys play, for me it's the different styles of Coltrane and Cannonball. So What is just gorgeous with Miles warming us up with his solo then Coltrane coming in on the left with his more aggressive hard bop style then cannonball in the right channel following up with a more smooth solo then finished off with Evans on piano. The rest of the album is just as brilliant. Anyone who doesn't rate this higher than 4 stars is clinically deaf.
Perhaps there most even album by them.. What I do like is the great bass playing by Watt esp on songs like Mas Cojones and What Get's Heard. Some catchy tunes as well like In My Mind and Time with you. Good album and has a lot to offer.
I recognized Skip Pence name but didn't know much about him and never heard this album. About 3 songs in I decided to read the history of the album. Basically written during a stay at Bellevue after a LSD fueled axe attack on his Moby Grape bandmates and then recorded right after his release. That seriously changed my perspective of what I was listening too and I'm not sure if "enjoy" is quite the world but I really began to understand it.I did bookmark a song to go back to, I'd probably never listen to this again, but was a very interesting piece and story.
Just an amazing and my favorite Van Morrison album. It's just a great album to listen to start to finish but it hits the peak with Madame George and Ballerina. The recording and production is outstanding, plus all the various instruments used, strings, harpsicords, flutes, vibraphones, they just create this wonderful tapestry that perfectly accompanies but never steps on Vans vocals. This is the perfect album to set back and let spin on vinyl. Easy 5+++ stars.
Well I Like this a lot more when I was 20. It's not bad but after about 4 songs I had my fill of nostalgia and was done with it.
Not my favorite or nor do I think it's the best Rush album but it was the first Rush album I ever heard. I was probably about 10 years old, sitting in my best Friends room when I the needle drop and I heard the first note of Tom Sawyer, I was a fan a fan for life after that. Therefore this album get's a 5 star from me, though it's probably a 4.5. I hope 2112 and perhaps my favorite Rush album Farewell to Kings makes the list but Moving Pictures seems to be the choice made by non die-hard Rush fans.
If you want to listen to a boring whine bag put on Radiohead, at least the music is more interesting. Better yet listen to his father instead.
Frank Zappa made a lot of music, I mean a lot of music. Some amazing, some ok and some well just bad. This album spans of those, it's interesting to listen to once maybe twice but that's about it for me and I'll just listen to a few tracks.
I like plenty of Queen songs but I rarely listen to entire album but this one of them. Sure there's no big hits, Seven Seas of Rhye perhaps but it's just consistent and quite heavy. Ogre Battle is one of my all time favorites. This Album, the Game and occasionally Sheer Heart Attack are the only Queen albums I listen to start to finish.
I need to listen to this album more than I do, I also seem to gravitate to Speak in Tongues and Remain in the Light. Great album!
High school in the 80's I listen to mostly thrash metal, hard rock and some punk/hardcore with a splattering of some random things like the Cure. I starting hangin out with other kids into different music. One of my first times getting high, my friend puts this album on vinyl, Suite Judy Blue Eyes comes flowing out of the speakers filling my ears and head with those warm sweet harmonies, wow I never heard anything like this. I was hooked, on both the music and the weed. I still love this album and CSN, even though David Crosby is an ass.
2nd Slipknot album on the list so far, don't think you need two of them on the list. At one time I might have said this one, but my biggest complaint is the poor production and recording, It might have sounded trendy 20 years ago but now it sounds quite dated and bit cheesy. Therefore I think All Hope is Gone might be the better pick, even though this album is more unique and aggressive.
For me this album has always been overrated, I've listen to numerous times and my only conclusion is if it wasn't a David Bowie album then no one would care. It's not a bad album but it's not groundbreaking either. I think Kraftwork or Eno works is more interesting.
Big departure from some his previous stuff and I didn't like it on first listen but I feel it love with it and over the last 15 years easily the Beck album I listen to the most. Is it 5 stars? 4.5 I'd say since there a few songs that are ehh, I always skip Round the Bend.
I've listen some compilations but I don't think I ever listen to entire one of her albums. No denying her talents as a singer but this album is just ok, a few tracks I like but many are forgettable.
It's above average pop music, not bad but nothing to really get excited about.
I love so much music from the 80's Pet Shop boys were band I just never liked very much. Probably the first time listening to a whole album and my opinion hasn't changed.
I have listened this one a few times. It's some really great 60's classic psychedelia.. Love all the weird quirky sounds, the surf guitar riffs and Roky's boisterous vocals. The crazy thing was this sound came from Texas and not San Francisco. Sadly this on about the only decent material they made.
I really like this album and not sure why it I never came across it till a few years ago.
Well this album is damn near perfect. One of my favorite Neil albums which means one of my favorite albums as well. The title track has found it's way on so many playlist, such a perfect pop song. Plus the 2 long play songs, Down by the River with Neil and the late Danny Whitten trade off guitar solos over Billy Talbots sleepy druggy bass lines, it's so good.
It's a good album especially for the mid 2000s. I do feel people who rave about her never have truly listened to any female Jazz vocalist, even contemporary ones. Though It is pop music rather than Jazz and style will always stomp substance in that case.
That's a very heavy dose of New Wave. Glad I listen to it but I problem won't ever again.
While Gene Simmons could be on the Mt Rushmore of musician douchebags, I honestly don't hate Kiss's music. Perhaps because I grew up in the 70's and they were huge, I mean huge.. Kiss Alive is really the one album to listen to, since it's close to a greatest hits. Kiss doesn't have single album that good enough to listen straight through. 2.5 stars
Let's be honest the album is only list because of the exorcist. Side one is pretty good but side 2 is meh.
Very good album and one I listen to a ton of. Probably due to the who produced it sounds like a stoner version of a Beastie Boys record. Which isn't a bad thing per se. I think his later albums are more interesting even though I'm probably the only one.
I actually like the singles less now but I like non-singles better now.. Makes no sense I know. The Mask, Cowboy and Score I don't recall but I really like. Killing Me and Ready or Not are not as good as I remember.
First half of this album is excellent, some really great stuff and some great Watt bass lines. Then it gets a bit spotty, nothing truly bad but nothing amazing. With some edits it's a 5 star album easily but as is it's not perfect.
One of the most important albums in music history, it redefined Jazz and in turn rock as well. This was the seed that give birth new genres of Jazz lead to bands like Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report. I still like Kind of Blue more but it's hard to deny what magic was created in a few days in August 1969.
I never listen to this one before. First side is good and then By the time I get To Phoenix, I like the riffing in the beginning but it's bit long and get's really redundant. There's an art to doing it, his label mate at the time Albert King was a master at it. 2.5 stars for me.
There's at least 3 Metallica albums I'd give 5 stars and this is not one. This is pretty bad, like most 90's Metallica. Perhaps live would have been interesting but the recorded version sounds like a muddled mess. 1.5 stars but I'll be very generous and round up to 2.
Some really great tracks on the this album roadrunner, Pablo Picasso and Astral Plane. However too many songs sound like 2nd rate Velvet Underground songs, not much originality. Good album to listen to but nothing groundbreaking to make it 5 stars
I was 11 when Pyromania came out, love that album and Def Leppard. By the time Hysteria came out my favorite bands were Slayer and Metallica. Needless to say I was fairly disappointed with it. That being said, while the production isn't for me, I can appreciate the techniques that were used and applied in making the album. The album was a juggernaut in the 80s. Hysteria, Born in the USA,Thriller, Joshua Tree and Appetite just seem to churn out songs. It's get a 3 for me, 2 for the music plus 1 for the fond memories of high school make out session while listening to it. Hard to make out to Angel of Death.
A few ok tracks, nothing great or even good to be honest. I was kinda glad when it was over.
I've only heard Love Plus One before so I was interested in hearing this album. However like the hit, It's vanilla New Wave, It's fine but nothing really exciting. 2.5 stars.
In high chool in the mid 80's this was the Cure album all the Goth kids loved, this was prior Disintegration being released. It's dark, moody and bleak, just a great record. Though you really need to be in the right mood and setting to really get into. A gray cold January like today was perfect. I like this album a lot and I think it's a great choice since it probably gets lost among the other albums.
I'm going to guess that the entire Radiohead catalogue is on this list if this album is on there. More whiney dribble played over non-original "experimental" music from perhaps the most overrated band in history. Few tracks are tolerable hence the 2 stars.
Not a huge country fan especially from 80's onward but I do enjoy some of Dwight's music. First time listening to this one, I've listen Guitars,Cadillacs,etc,etc and Time Was before which I liked much better. This album is decent but not great, I think I stick to the hits Greatest Hits whenever I get the urge for 80's rockabilly
I had my doubts on this album, I've only heard Holding back the Years, which I never liked. The opening track surprised me a little but then it quickly divulged into adult contemporary washed out soul music. The cover of Talking Heads Heaven is downright insulting.
Yeah not digging this one. The biggest hit D.A.N.C.E. sounds like the Wiggles on ecstasy or something. The rest of it sounded like 8-bit sound clips mixed on a Radio Shack Tandy 1000.
Pretty much a perfect album. I've been loving this album since I first heard it when I was either 9-10 years old. Very few albums I can say that about. Easy 5 stars.
Do like Alice Cooper, especially the Alice Cooper band, but this album is just ok. Much better choices such as Killers or Billion Dollar Babies. Granted there's really no 5 star Cooper albums, but if I could go back in time and see someone live, Alice Cooper on the Billion Dollar Babies tour would be on my list.
It's a good but not a great album some really good songs like Marlene and Knight Moves, but the album does get bit redundant at times. Though I feel that way with all her albums.
If this was the created as a high school music/poetry project I might be slightly impressed.
I do enjoy that raspy, sultry soulful voice and some of her songs work really work but others not so much, "He Won't Go" and her cover of "Lovesong" in particular. However the good songs are stellar.
Blur is band I never will turn off but yet I hardly ever think to listen to. I owned this and Park life and they never got heavy rotation for me. It's good pop rock without going too pop, glad I re-listened to it after many years.
First I love the early Funkadelic albums, the first 3 are amazing with Maggot Brain being one of the best albums of all time. This album is kinda ehh. By this time there was no distinction in sound between Parliament and Funkadelic, gone was the fuzzy Hendrix like guitar solos of Eddie Hazel and the more in face vocals. It's ok but not amazing.
What can I say I love this album, so many great songs and still sounds great.
This album is quite remarkable. Oh to be one of those people who saw this live.
It's good stuff, I discovered the We are floating in Space album not that long ago and liked that as well. I always dig some space rock.
My favorite Cure album which put's it that with my my favorite albums. Easy 5 stars.
Just a great album. Love the sleepy sound that Stray Gators provided on this, espically Ben Keith's pedal steel guitar. So many great songs on this album. Another no brainer 5 stars.
This is getting 5 stars rather than the 4 I had planned due to all the wankers that complained about flutes or gave it 1 star.. Piss off
So it's certainly not as brilliant as it's made out to be, get's highly redundant as a album but there's a some interesting music on this. Aftermath, Blacksteel and Hell is Round the Corner are the highlights for me.
Experimental rock? I don't really think so per se, Indie rock trying hard to be different with some odd chords and tempo changes is more likely. In spite of that there's some good music on this album and I'll go back this album for sure. It's a 3.5 but perhaps over time I might think more of it.
Like most of Paul Simon's work esp in this era it's very good, it's really hard to dislike some of his most popular songs. Though not every song is great, a few ho-hum songs keep this being a 5 star album.
Perhaps the greatest soul/R&B album of all time. The power and emotion emanating from deep within Otis's soul is captured brilliantly on recording. I've listen to this album many times and we'll continue to do so.
Sounds like the shitty royalty free music used on so many YouTube videos.
Weird, disturbing, noisy and insane. It's just great!
A bit different to her music in the 90's. It's pretty good, a few tracks I really like but there was more I didn't. Perhaps those songs would grow on me more after a few more listens but it's a solid 3.5.
Probably my favorite Talking Heads album and to me the one they reached there Zenith.
On the day this was released I was junior in high school and I remember waiting all day for school to end so I could rush out by this album. Slightly mixed on first listen but soon after couldn't turn it off. It's been a while since I listen to this album, It's still a great album and probably the last great Metallica album. The songs are really strong and this has been talked about a ton, the mixing is horrible, it sounds even worse to me now then it did. I'm really glad I saw them multiple times on this tour and heard these songs live, they were there supposed to sound.
I've never understood the love affair with this band. I've tried multiple times with this and other albums to see what the hype is all about. I only hear Ferry's fairly boring crooning tribble, which is sad given the talent in the band. Sure there are a few decent tracks on this but nothing to get excited about. 2.5 stars
I would certainly call myself as a Byrds fan but this album is no where near there best work. Of course Eight miles high was novel and groundbreaking at the time, Mr Spaceman and 5d are great songs as well. However the rest of the album is perhaps some of there weakest material. 2.5 but I'll round up this since it's the Byrds.
I think I should state that I love Nothing Shocking, bought that album not long after was released on the insistence of a friend that worked at a record store. This album is a big disappointed for me, the first "rock" half I feel is weaker version of previous album. I never ever want to hear Bean Caught Stealing again, song isn't that good to begin with and was beaten to death. The 2nd half with the exception of Three Days is fairly tedious. The worse song being Of Course, sounds like a Beatles song if the fab 4 were lobotomized and feed sub lethal doses of alcohol and Quaaludes. 2.5 but I'm going to round down.
I just love the electric first half of this album so much, I for one loved the transition. The first 3 songs are some of my favorite Dylan tunes. Few songs seem like leftovers but great album.
There's not much I like by the Beatles prior Rubber Soul. I just can't get into, perhaps if I was a 15 year old girl in the early 60's but I'm not.
First I love the S/T album probably would have been my pick for the list. However this album really went in a different direction, probably more Metal at this point, the reggae is subtle. The only issue with this album is it's a bit enven. I against I, Re-Ignition are amazing but Secret 77 and Return to Heaven are a bit weak.
This was awful, some things just need to die and be left in the 80's and this is one them.
I love finding new music and this was great find. Will be going back to this one some more.
Poison Arrow is so bad that it's actually good.. It's pretty cheesy 80s but not in a good way.
50% of this album and LCD Soundsystem in general is really great music. However it amazes me how the other half is boring, uninspired and frankly just lazy, such as Someone Great and All My Friends, which are the singles. Oh well I gladly take the awesome 50% because that's a lot more than most bands especially in this era.
There's a reason I forgot about this band. Now that I listen to this time to go back to the 90s where you belong.
Fairly generic 90's pop it's fine nothing too bad but nothing really great either.
I was 14 when this came out and listen to mostly metal at the time, so obviously didn't like it then. Over the years I would put this on numerous times and honestly I still don't like it much even though I like Paul Simon's 60/70s work. Normally when I don't like an album I disagree that it should not be on the list but in this case I do agree it should be on.
Just a fantastic album start to finish. Hard to put in to context the power this band had 30 years when this album was released. Always love revisiting this album.
It's Bob Marley.. blaze a spiff and enjoy.
I hated this so much that I tried punching the sound coming out the speakers.
One of pillars of Heavy Metal and perhaps my favorite Deep Purple album. It's almost perfect.
I listen to this CD over and over and over. Till the point it's been quick a long time since I listen to it. Such a great album.
Jazz,blues,rock and folk, greek mythology swirled together with a heavy dose of acid and voilà we have the Doors. Album was groundbreaking and I just love this album.
My father would play this album often when I real young and Girl From Ipanema is one of the earliest songs I every recall enjoying. The rest of album is very good and one I've gone back and listen to often. Great cover art as well.
They made noise rock into pop music but really balanced it but not going to far in either direction, very creative in that sense. Now if this came out in 1985 it might arguably be one of the greatest albums of all time but clearly they built upon many influences of the mid to late 80s. My only compliant is the more noise rock tracks like To Here Knows When are not very good when compared to Only Shallow and When You Sleep which are brilliant.
I've listen this album multiple times over the years to really understand it's appeal. Sure opening track is great, first few songs I really like the arrangements and vocals but somewhere in the middle it starts to drag and become tedious. It always seems like a longer album that it really is. It's good but not great.
I like a lot of Queen but his one not as much, apparently I'm one of the few people who absolutely distastes Bohemian Rhapsody. Best friend is pretty awful too. I'll give them credit for bring in different genres of music like '39 and Seaside Rendezvous but there not great songs. Now Death on Two Legs and I'm in love with my Car are great tunes, yeah they said like classic Queen which is what I like I guess.
Essentially Stings first and best solo album buy my least favorite Police album. Yes this album contains some monster hits and an all time classic video but the there some really bad songs as well and it the lost that sound that made the Police great. 3.5 stars but I'll round up since I love King of Pain so much.
Few tolerable tracks but yeah I have no idea what's the appeal. I mean it could have been worse, at least it's not a Coldplay album.
At one time this was cutting edge, now it sounds like a SNL skit. I do wish I had a boom box to blast it on.
Album you need to listen to a few times since it sounds like it's 3-4 different artists made it. I always enjoy listening to it.
Great album that still sounds fresh today.
New one for me and wow this is really good. I'll be going back to this one for sure.
The hum of a ungrounded turntable is more interesting than than this tribble.
Very good album, very similar to later Steely Dan but yet different and a bit unique. New Frontier, Nightfly and IGY are great. Maxine and Ruby Baby I tend to skip. It's a 3.5 for me but it's Fagan so I'll round to 4.
Is the best Smiths album? I don't know perhaps not. Is it my favorite Smiths album? yes it is. To me it's the perfect balance of Marr and Morrissey.
Sure a little more pop than the early albums but still has a bit on edge. Good stuff.
If I were to have listen this for the very first time, I would probably give it a one star, mostly due to the lyrical content. However that isn't he case I can recall hearing this for first time in High school in 80s and to be honest not even sure what to think, it was aggressive and brutal and nothing I heard before. They made a statement with music, one can argue about the message but it was powerful and controversial. I don't listen to this album very often anymore but I will rate if I was 16 again.
Sure the title track has been played to death to the point of acoustical fatigue but it's still a good song. A few other tracks are really good but there's some really bad stuff as well. As much as I like Joe Walsh his addition made the Eagles more of group of solo artist than a band. Earlier records are much better.
Absolutely fantastic album.
Yeah that was pretty awful.
It's ok she's trend following on this one.
Ehhh If you like pretentious,pompous, bland,boring,unimaginative, uncreative mediocre indie rock then you'll love it.
I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. Blend of lot of different styles. 3.5
Early Miles, probably my least favorite era of Miles but it's still Miles.
In the 90's I liked Tanya Donnelly's band the Belly, found out she was in this band and checked them out. I was blown away but who good how good Kristin Hersh on this album. Great album.
New one for me.. Nothing great but a enjoyable listen.
Released when I was in high school, dude at the record shop loved the band and convinced me to buy it. It seemed so different for the time but I loved it and I still do, only Janes album I'll listen to.
Great album and love the different direction she was taking with her music on this. Jaco on bass works so well, folk jazz!!
Funny never listen to any there studio albums just the Songs to learn and Sing, which is fantastic. Overall good album, one or two songs I never heard and were really good, though a few not so good. Once again wish I could rate 1/2 stars, this is a 3.5.
Overplayed to death for sure, I did a fair share of it myself. I very rarely listen to this album but at once time it was one of my favorites. Great to rock out to it.
Lyrically a little rough but damn the music is really good and Snoop steals the show.
"Jesus died for somebody sins but not mine" What a way to open.. Gloria is just unreal.. Great album.. Birdland gets a bit long is all. I mean 1975, post punk before punk.
I really struggled getting in to this one.
Never thought this band was all that special per se and that goes for the album. It's good but not sure about being on this list to be honest.
Some good 80's pop though a little too sweet and smooth at times but that is what you get in 80's. 3.5 album for sure.
The Beatles influence is fairly apparent but unlike other artist he manages to make it sound original, unique and personal. Really great album.
It's really hard to not to love CCR and this album proves. It's got straight up rock, some blues and some long jams. Just great stuff.
Generic uninspired Brit rock that tries too hard. Is it horrible, not really but why is it on the list? At least it wasn't the AM album.
Wow That was a long painful 45 mins.. I haven't clue on how I made it all the way to the end.
Well it was interesting and different that's for sure. So they can a bonus star for effort.
Sandy Denny voice, Richard Thompsons arrangements and Bob Dylan's lyrics .. It's kinda hard to go wrong. I also like the lightness of the British folk as compared to the American counterparts at the time.
I thought his album was really good. I got a very Marvin Gaye/Bill Withers vibe from it.
I really like this Erykah Badu album a lot, it's probably because it's her most soul/jazz forward album. I wish more of her catalog was like this.
Title track is amazing, 5 stars for sure but the rest of the album get's a bit repetitive. Like most classic country, these artist were more singles orientated than album.
At first I liked the direction and the production but then it got very tedious and redundant quite fast. Midway through I was pretty much done with this.
It's hard to argue for another album that served as the seed that heavy metal was born form. Sure some heavy stuff was release before this but nothing wrapped up quite like this. I've listen to the for over 40 years and it never get's old.
Lyrics -4 stars, music 4 stars, Snoops smoothness on the mic 5 stars, dumb skits between songs -2 stars, dumb cover -1, ok it was 1993 +1 this leaves me with 3 stars.
25% of this album is 5 stars, 50% is about 3 stars and then 25% is pretty awful at 1 stars. Thundercat frustrates me to no end, man has a ton of talent but needs to ditch the pop/hip hop crap. Giving it 4 stars because he played in Suicidal Tendencies.
I really could not get into this album at all.
I still can't really get into Morrissey solo work as much as the Smiths, it's just ok. He needs Johnny Marr.
While not my favorite Sepultura album it's by far there most ambitious. It is interesting to hear world music mixed with death metal, Ratamahatta is brilliant. By far Igor best album from a percussion standpoint. Musically the album is 5 stars, Max's vocals is an acquired taste and an album of this length can be a bit much, I'll round a 3.5 to a 4.
Townes Van Zandt eqsue indie rock.. What's not to like.
Long live Lemmy!!
First 3 albums PE was fairly consistent and this albums seemed to have aged much better than some others at time.
I can't decide if this is a Eno/Talking Heads rip off or good homage to them. Some good songs for sure but as a album it doesn't work as well as the older stuff. It's a 3.5.
Don't get this pick at all, a few ok songs but this album gets boring fast.
Few songs a catchy but the album get's redundant pretty quickly and not my style of music to begin with.
It's Buddy Holly. Unbelievable what he did for music in such a short time on this planet.
Musically it's ok nothing great but lyrics are pretty dumb for someone who tries that hard. Perfect music for early teens.
If I have favorite Roxy Music album this might be it, or perhaps it's the one I dislike the least.
I enjoy her vocals with the underground but this album.. it get's a bit tedious. Also the strings and flutes are so poorly mixed, drives you mad after a while.
One of my favorite albums of all time, absolute groundbreaking masterpiece.
Maybe in the right mood and setting I would have been more receptive to this. I can appreciate the music but it was a bit of chore to listen to.
I really like the more ambient/shoe-gaze songs a lot. Liked this a lot more than I expected.
Absolutely love this album. I have no idea how many times I've listen to this. So happy to see it on the list!
This album is like wine, get's better as it ages.
Good Stuff, I like the Jeff Beck era of the Yardbirds a lot.
I don't get this pick at all.. Bland and boring.
Some monster 80's pop hits and featured in the 80's movie Real Genius! However this album and honestly the hits are just ok, I can pretty take it or leave it.
Love the early Elvis Costello and this album is probably my favorite or at least the one I listen to the most. It has the fun of 50's rock but sounds new and fresh. Just great.
Le Freak.. So damn good song and brings me back to being a little kid. The album is good but not great. Totally a 3.5 but rounding down on this one.
Amazing debut album and influential album. Though at time very poppy, kinda like a possessed Sha Na Na.
Perhaps it sounds similar to other alt-rock albums at the time and not as original as his previous work but damn I love this album. Loud fuzzy guitar and I really like the way his vocals were recorded on this.
So happy to listen to this. I did need to find this on vinyl preferably a little scratched up, get a heavy pour of cheap bourbon and sit back and enjoy.
Perhaps my favorite Steely Dan album or at least the one I listen to probably the most. Nice balance or rock and jazz. Some great guitar work.
I love the meandering flow of the album tracks, this album takes a few listens to get it and maybe some LSD. Great stuff.
Seconds and Don't you want are such great songs. The rest of album is just ok, a bit bland at times.
Yeah I dug this a lot, great ambient/background music.
Such a raw, emotional, dark album, sometimes a bit heavy but if your in the right mood it's amazing. It's also a album that get's better the more you listen to it, it seems soak into your soul. I am surprised we have 2 of the 3 "Ditch Trilogy" albums so far. Bring on Time Fades Away!
I listened to a ton of Wilco during the early 2000's and this album in particular. They seem to hit this stride around this time, blending folk, country, jam rock, noise rock all together into something that sounds like none of those genres. I always seemed to struggle describing them. Anyway great album.
2nd Primal Scream album on the list, Screamadelica I had listen, this one I have not. I really enjoyed this and honestly I wish I had listen to this when it release I would have enjoyed it more then. More rock oriented and more suited to my listen style now, basically while I work.
It's ok it got old very and tedious quite quickly. Problem is with Hip Hop/rap I tend to like 2 maybe 3 songs on album and the rest is just ehh.
New band for me and wasn't sure what to expect but honestly it was ok, not great. I still may search out some more material.
So the first two songs I actually liked and I actually thought maybe a 2 star or even 3 stars at that point, but then the Bjorkinish arose and just kept spiraling out of control, couple that with lame ass electronic music that sounds like it was composed on a Commodore 64. For the love of god please be the last of her albums!
Really like the Brit punk/60's garage band sound, fun album to listen to. Only real issue is pretty much every song is the same, hence why I really can't give this 5 stars.
Prince. I find about 20-25% of his music absolutely amazing and pretty much everything else ranging from mediocre to down right awful. This album really doesn't have anything awful, but a few songs are just ok. It's also one of the few albums I will listen to in it's entirely. It's a 3.5 but I'll round up for my love of When Doves Cry and Darling Nikki.
Belle & Sebastian take indie rock right up to the line the very line of bubble gum pop but never cross it. I like this album a lot but not as much as some others by them. It's a 4.5 for me.
Even the causal metal fan is familiar with this band and the cover of Summer Time Blues, though Parchment Farm is the true gem. Also one of the few proto metal bands that was not from England. The good is of course the music, big loud fuzzy guitars, this is the birth of Doom/Stoner metal for sure. My biggest problem is some of the vocals especially on Doctor Please. It's a 4 star album but I'm given 5 given how influential it is on music that I love so much.
Most country since about the late 80's is garbage but I do like the classic artists. I've only listen to compilation albums by George Jones before, so wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this deep dive as much. This was really good, so much so I listen to it twice.
New one for me, it was decent listen, fairly generic brit-pop, it just doesn't stand out from other albums from that era.
Great album from one of the all time best, It's really all about the title track, an amazing piece of music. I rarely have rated based on a single song but in that case I'm bumping to 5 stars, the rest of the album is good, there's much more consistent albums of his out there, hopefully we get at least one more.
Tina Weymouth is awesome, she doesn't nearly get enough credit for the sound of the Talking Heads as she should. I've listen to this album multiple times and I want to love it so badly, but I just don't. It's good and times very good but I think it falls short of the potential this band had, you have Adrain Belew on guitar and you would't even know it.
One of the best major label punk albums of all time. While I'm partial to the Lookout records stuff and that more lo fi sound, this album does sound incredible turned up to 11. The punk pop flood gates open wide after this album that's for sure.
Yeah I never really got into her, then or now, though I can appreciate the music and production a little bit more now.
Ehh Album is ok, nothing all that interesting but nothing bad either.
While not as good as the 3 albums that preceded this one but still very good m and tail end of my favorite Bowie era. 4.5 star for sure.
Released in 93 and produced by Butch Vig it was hyped up on MTV constantly, but I never felt it lived up to that hype. It's an ok album, it's a big a step down from Daydream Nation. A 3.5 but I'm giving a 3 due to the awfully dumb song Youth Against Fascism.
Yes you need to listen to this album once. Then put the title track on a playlist and never listen to the rest again.
Good album, they hadn't found that unique sound they have on Loveless so it kinda sits somewhere in the middle.
Wow this aged like tuna salad in the sun.
Dead have only 2 great studio albums and this on one, I think Workingman's Dead is better though. The best way to listen is live however.
To sum this up, steal from other bands, add some fuzzy noise and do it poorly.
Drive-by Truckers fan, so yeah I really do like this album, it does get a little long and a bit repetitive on the narrative and the music. So it's not quite a 5 stars and I do like some of there other albums more but it's probably the right choice for this list.
There are some really good tracks that are quite creative. I think for sure this an album that people should listen to regardless how they feel about this genre. The problem I have with the album it get's very old and repetitive fast.
I never hard this one before but I'm a causal fan of CAN, so this wasn't completely novel for me. I rather enjoyed it not as much as the early CAN records. Though more than likely in 6 months I probably won't recall listening to it.
One of the best albums of all time and perhaps my favorite.
Ok it's a decent EDM/Breakbeat album but nothing groundbreaking. The various city sound bites are more of distraction, could have done without them.
Years ago I had read about this album and it's history and was quite excited to listen to it. I'll admit I was quite disappointed. I've since gone back a few more times and while I'm familiar with more of the songs I still don't love this album. It's simply the production, the orchestral and chorus arrangements just doesn't work for me. Many times it really drowns out Rays voice, it's such shame.
I Am a Bird Now... Please go fly away then.
I can see why this album was chosen to be on this list since most people including causal Stones fan might not have heard it. It gives an intro into one of the biggest bands of all time and the Brain Jones lead era. Is it good? It's ok, the problem is listening now I've heard and love the versions of theses songs by the American blues artists that originally performed them. The Rolling Stones versions don't really measure up, perhaps in England in the early 60's they sounded new and fresh but not now. I will admit the version of King Bee is still really, really good.
This was a fun listen and nice discovery. I already explore a little more of Machito catalog.
First two songs are really good. The rest of the album is just below average post punk rock with vocals getting progressively getting less enjoyable. It's getting a 2 stars, but 2.5 if I could.
I haven't listen to this album in a long while and I enjoyed the album when it came up. Funny I enjoyed the very borrowed Chuck D delivery then but now for some reason it sounds more like a cheap ripoff. Still some great tracks on this album such as Language of Violence. I probably would have rated this higher back in the 90's but today it's a 3 star.
It's been a very very long time since I listen to this album, anyone over the age of 40 has been bombarded by most of these songs for a long time, radio, sprting events, commercials, etc. Though to sit back and actually listen to the album has been very enjoyable. I loved this album when I was an early teenager and I'll admit I still do.
I don't care what people think, I love Lynyrd Skynyrd! This album has it all rocking tunes, great ballads and one of the best and guitar solos of all time.
Some of the songs are actually good, well I'll say decent. Will I listen to again? Probably not. French industrial is something I never heard, though somehow it doesn't sound as "industrial" in French as in German, ie KMFDM.
Overall I enjoyed listening to this album, new one for me. I really like 3-4 songs and couple I really didn't. So somewhere in the middle.
It's one of the more boring early "punk" albums out there. I don't get the appeal of this band, by no means awful but just don't get the why it's on the list.
I really love this album and at times my favorite "shoegaze" album. It retains a more pop rock sound than say My Bloody Valentine's Loveless which really explores the noise.
I mean it's the Velvet Underground so it's great. However I do think this is my least favorite true Velvet Underground album, sorry Squeeze is not the Velvet Underground. Heavy on ballads but some amazing ones, Pale Blue Eyes is just outstanding. Murder Mystery is the weakest song, seems like a retread of the The Gift but not as well executed. It's a 4.5 but what the hell I'll round up.
Just a pop music masterpiece. Why I like this album, it doesn't sound as dated as many of the pop acts at time. It clearly sounds like a 60's album but it still has a freshness to it, perhaps its the right splash of psychedelia. 4.5 all the way but I'll round up.
Another pick I'm not really sure why. I'm also not sure what genre it really is, New pop? post punk? New wave? Mediocre Vanilla 80's pop, most likely. Anyway it was fine.
San Francisco psychedelic masterpiece!! I still get goose bumps when I crank Somebody to Love to ear bleeding levels. My only complaint is it's too short!
I've probably only listen to this album several times, but I've heard a few of these songs hundreds of times. Though as a album it get's old and repetitive quite fast and it's not quite as original as Check Your Head or no where close tot he Masterpiece of Paul's Boutique. A solid 3.5 but I'm going to round down to 3 on this one.
This what it would sound like if Willian Shatner gave Neil Diamond singing lessons.
I enjoyed some of the arrangements and the more "bare" soundscape. The problem with that it highlighted her voice, which to be honest I don't like very much. Overall it was just ok.
Boring brit pop rock, I don't get the love and I necessary don't get the hate either. Although whiney falsetto vocals get's a bit tiresome after one song, let alone a full album. Thankfully I slept though most of it.
I really don't recall hearing any tracks off this album before, so it was a nice surprise to listen to it. Mix of alternative/brit pop/rock with some intellect. Overall I really enjoyed this one.
I just love the dark dystopian mode of the album. The recording and production is just amazing, the album has a stark feel but at the same time a very rich instrumental texture.
I would not call myself a hip-hop fan but I really like this album a lot amd it really doesn't sound as dated as the similar albums from that era. It's a 3.5 all day.
Take on Me, A perfect pop 80's song with an iconic video to go with out, it defined the 80;s. The rest of the album however? Just over top sugar pop and not very good at all.
I enjoyed this album a bit more than his early stuff. It's good album to listen on a cold rainy day with a healthy pour of single malt scotch.
I really like this album. I listen to quite often as background, it's nearly perfect for writing or creating. The songs just drift together with those soft mumbled vocals. I think Treasure is a but better but happy to see this on the list.
While this isn't an album you'll listen to over and over it's an absolute perfect pick for this list. It's a history lesson in record form. The execution of this album is amazing, from the song choices, to the musicians and the recording. Let's not forget the banter, which is really what makes this album just wonderful, I particularly love hearing Maybelle Carter.
Dumb music for dumb people.
Some of the music was really good. Singing at times sounded like someone with low fiber diet on the toilet.
punk? hardcore? 90's alternative? dabbles of Metal, Noise Rock? Yes and none at the same time. It's very good. I particular like those longer songs with great instrumental sections. Let's talk about the the bass, some great bass lines, you don't get that in punk/hardcore often.
This is the second album I've listen to be Rufus Wainwright and it's a bit better, though still not a fan. I guess if you love bad movie soundtracks than this is your album.
What a great album from the height of the MK II lineup. Just such a well recorded live album, the sound is quite heavy and fat, something that didn't get captured on Fireball and In Rock as much. Sure there might be some over indulgence on the solos esp the Mule but that's the 70's man.
I can see why people don't like this album. I think it's incredibly unique and must say I like it. Though I find it odd that Bruce Springsteen was inspired by this album and covered the single Dream Baby Dream.
It's Eunuch Rock. Boring, sad and absolutely no balls.
Quite a bit of different music genres melting together on this. Certain songs work really well, others not so much but I like the creativity.
Music is close to a 4, vocals a 2 and a lyrics a 0. While he tries he's no Marvin Gaye or Prince. I did make it though but kinda became a slog at the end.
One of my favorite albums. The band worked so well together on this album. Kim and Black Francis styles just melt perfectly together, lightning in a bottle.
This was the 6th album released from 67-71, that's quite insane and a bit different from the first. This one takes a bit more digest than the others as others. Outside of the 3 big hits you still have great songs like Changeling, Been down so long and of the course the absolute amazing WASP. However there's a few songs that are just ok, Hyacinth house for instance. It's like a 4.75 album.
This is either the Roxy Music album I like the most or the one I dislike the least. Few decent rock like tracks and Ferry vocals are more in check on this album as well. Still not a big fan of them.
New record for me and this was really good. I love the music, the vocals and especially the lyrics. Great spectrum of emotions laid out in his music.
It's just ok, kinda dull and really lacks any energy. Sounds as if they recorded this at 6am on Sunday after drinking all night.
This album is ok, I have always wanted to like it more than I do. Vocally, she's frankly too whiney on this album. Some of the lyrics are just kinda dumb too.
Music was interesting but I could have done without the vocals, they got old real fast and fairly annoying by the end of the album. Thank being said I still appreciate the music.
Love me some Creedence. The hits, the jams it's all good for me.
I love the more rawness of this album compared to some of later QOTSA albums. Some great tracks, Regular John, If Only, You can't Quit Me and Mexicola are some of favorite QOTSA tracks. Couple song like You would Know and Hispanic Impressions are kinda duds and the album get's a little repetitive, but what album by them doesn't. Still one of there better albums.
I'm a fan of both, the proggy and the poppy Genesis. This my favorite Gabriel led era album or lat least the one I listen to the most. Musically it's a pleasure to listen to and really seems to unveil different aspects the more you listen to it. The only knock is sometimes the "Britishness" get's a bit old.
Little more poppy than the first album, which at times sounds like a bad David Bowie rip off, ie Kick in the Eye. However there's a enough variation in this album to keep in interesting. It's good just not great.
Not many albums do I vividly recall listening to the very first time but this one I do. Sitting in my friends dorm room at the University of Idaho, a few us huddle around a cheap Panasonic cd boombox came music that was uniquely different but at the time felt as warm and familiar like a old blanket. When it finished playing all of us knew this was something special, didn't realize just how much, it was the end of 80s rock.
Big album in the 90's, Offspring started shedding their punk roots for a more radio friendly Alt rock/pop punk sound on this one. It's an ok album, however the hits from this album just absolutely suck. Self Esteem? Come out and Play? Those were a shit d-bag rock anthems 30 years ago and they haven't age well. Killboy Powderhead and So Alone are pretty good. 30 years I would have given 4 stars, it's 3.5 but I'll round down since I'm old and angry.
It's been a very long time since I listen to this album, I did own it and it did get some decent rotation but I kid of forgot about. Heavy pop 60's and early punk influences and they do it well but many times it sounds like the soundtrack of a fabricated band for a movie. It's catchy but it just lacks some soul or meat to it. Perhaps upon it's release it didn't sound that way, since many bands were not doing that.
I love Neil, one of his classics with some big singles, title track and Southern Man.. Though my favorite part is the last 3 songs of side two.. Love those songs.
It's a good album but compared to the previously albums it's a bit more polished, a little less grit, feels more Morrissey and less Marr. I do love Girlfriend in a Coma though!
Anyone growing up in the 90's probably dance or seen people dance to Connected and Step it Up. Heard these songs countless times but first time every listening to this album. It's decent though at the 40 min it starts getting a bit old. Well, I doubt it's the last time I'll hear the song Connected, however the album Connected, probably the last time.
Was an interesting listen and I can see the inspiration and how some rock artist incorporated these sounds into there works.
I had already listened to album a few times before and being a Zappa fan I knew what I was in for. It's a tough album to digest for sure but as you listen to it it raises the question, is this music? what is music? how does if differ from sound or noise? Don't think this album answers that question but it certainly was one of the first to ask it. Lastly this album is undoubtedly lowly rated because is tough to get in one listen, it's like shoving a whole chicken down your throat at once. You first need to find and slice off the good parts, then eventually you might come to like the giblets.
I was a freshman in high school when this came out, talked about timing, perfect age for this music. Was my favorite album for quite a long time, played it almost to the point of exhaustion. I still love to put this album o, crank it up loud, bang my head and hear a ghostly echo of my parents telling me to turn it down.
First time I listen to this artist and I really enjoyed this album. Great find and what I was hoping to get out this list.
At this point they shedded off every aspect of Joy Division and started making happier more popy dance music. It's fine but it's really not anything unique or different.
Heavy does of Jazz with a touch of some prog/avant-garde rock. Probably the the 5th or 6th time listening and it keeps getting better.
This album is here really for a single organ riff, one hell of a riff too. Title track is obviously great, rest of the album is just ok.
The title track is one of the songs that certainly doesn't get better the more you listen to it. I've gotten to the point of saturation of this song that I really never want to hear it again. That being said there was a time I didn't feel that way and this album played often by my parents, so theres a bit of nostalgia when listening to it. So outside of the title track and Vincent the album is just ok.
Folk and kinda proto-prog rock given the depth of instruments and sounds. I really like it, though vocally it can become a bit tiresome.
This is first of 4 great albums released where they define there new sound, more druggy, greasy, low down and dirty rock blues, they'd reach the zenith of that on Exile but this is the start. Great stuff, lesser known songs like Stray Cat Blues Jigsaw Puzzle and Salt of the Earth are so damn good. Dear Doctor and Prodigal Son are fine but they haven't gotten the roots rock songs nailed yet.
Uninspired, unoriginal, kinda boring and just some horrible vocals and lyrics, and yet this is the best I've heard from this band.
Musically an absolute 5, I love it. The vocals and this is perhaps a reflection on how they recorded, just got quite tiresome and distractive. 3.5 for sure but I round up.
Musically the entire album is about a 4 if you disregard the year this came out. While I think this is built off the Stooges sound, I think it's still quite original especially for the time. Therefore I give the bump to a 5.
I'm doing fine on cloud nine... Just love the Temptations psychedelic soul era. This is the beginnings of that era, it's starting to cook but it's not quite done yet. Still a great album.
One of those albums in high school that seemed everyone somehow liked, metal heads, punks/skaters, hippie kids, jocks, except maybe not the goths. I think there's a little of everything in this which makes it great, also makes it a bit uneven at times as well.
If your in the right mood/mental state this album is really good, not an album you put on at a party. Instrumentally the album is fantastic, the longer songs really give them life and sense of suspended time. Spoken word at times works really well but other times it doesn't and it feels forced. All and all great album especially on a cold grey late fall day.