A great album I have heard many times before
Really great didn't quite hold my attention all the way through
Fine, would rather listen to Dylan
A new album for me. Particularly enjoyed "Funny Vibe", "Memories Can't Wait", "Which Way to America" and the guitar in "Broken Hearts". Very close to being a 4 for me and maybe it will be after a few more listens.
A pleasant listen. Highlights were "Plastico" and "Siembra" Interesting to hear "Maria Lionza" which was sampled by Major Lazer on "Watch Out For This"
A really great album that is engaging all the way through. It would have been a 5 but some of the lyrics have not aged well and make for uncomfortable listening.
I liked it. It was good. A proper album album. Hadn't listened to it properly with headphones before and I'm glad I have now. Highlights for me are "Running Up That Hill", "Hounds of Love", "Waking the Witch"
A really great album again. It's almost as if this list is full of really great albums! I really enjoyed the experimental and creative nature of it but I know the members went on to much greater things and there wasn't any particular track that really stood out to me so don't think it's quite a 5*.
I really enjoyed listening to this again. I thought it was quite musically straightforward with some pleasing synth sounds. The first half is excellent but I found the second half less interesting. Favorite tracks were Girlfriend and 5 Dollars
I have no idea why I haven't heard this before!? It's really really good. I will be listening to it a lot in the future. Really enjoyed the tension, the dark atmosphere and the spoken lyrics. The album feels like he's on the brink of breaking down all the way through and the tension is finally released in a Wagnerian manner with the screamed "I miss you" at the end of the last song "Good Morning, Captain".
Took a few listens to get into it but it was rewarding once I did. I particularly enjoyed "I think I'm in love" and "Cop Shoot Cop"
I like Neil Young, and I like this Album, but there's too much of him on this list. I don't think it belongs on here despite it being an interesting part of the Neil Young story.
A pleasant listen
I very much enjoyed this album. Particularly enjoyed the blues licks in some of the songs and how they sometimes seemed to completely change genres. For instance on "No Sympathy" and "Till Your Well Runs Dry"
It took a few listens to get into but eventually I quite liked a few songs on this. "Bring the pain", "Funky Fresh Dressed" and "Slide" were quite good.
My ears were pleased with this selection of delightful sounds
I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would!
I enjoyed this album but I feel there is better ones to come from Brian Eno. 2/1 & 2/2 were my favorites.
This album was fun to listen to. I enjoyed the classics at the start but as the album moved on I began to feel like I was listening to a guitarist jamming over a backing track or a youtube guitar instructional video.
This album is interesting and engaging all the way through.
Good start and end. It lost me a bit in the middle. The last track was great and clearly influenced Kendrick Lamar
Excellent, will definitely be listening again.
Delicious synthy, guitaryness. Really enjoy the bit at the end of have a cigar where it sounds as if your headphones have come out.
"Blowin in The Wind", and "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" are probably two of the best songs ever written. They are accompanied by other greats such as the protest song "Masters of War". It's amazing to hear one man a guitar and a harmonica create so much colour and atmosphere. I struggled not to give it 5 stars but I need to leave room for Highway 61 and Blonde on Blonde so 4 it is
A really excellent album with some modern classics on them. Can't believe it only came out in 2008. Some of these songs are so ingrained they feel like they have been around for ever. A real pleasure to listen to again.
Amazing! Love the screeching, nearly unlistenable, table saw sounding guitar that appears every now and then. A delightfully surreal atmosphere throughout. Very nearly 5 stars for me.
Really enjoyed "Tooting Bec Wreck" some of the other songs were ok.
Hard to judge as it was played to death when it came out and they recieved a fair bit of criticism for being over the top and I seem to remember they were becoming unfashionable at the time this album came out. I prefer Origin of Symmetry but this album is good too. Despite heavy influence from Radiohead and Jeff Buckley Muse are still very much their own thing (no one ever talks about their Rachmaninov influence though!). This album is a good representation of their epic, stadiumy music. I don't mind the over the topness and I really enjoyed listening to "Starlight" and "Map of the Problematique" again.
Really interesting lyrics and a lovely meandering feel to the album. It's an album that rewards multiple listens.
Nice jazz flute, there were some great moments, but the album feels a bit incomplete.
I understand that this album is important but Bob Dylan wrote the best songs on it and sung them better. Although the development of this sound is really important to music history it didn't really grab me as an album and I prefer the artists that were influenced by them. However there are some moments of greatness on the album and it is really interesting to here sounds emerging that would become REM, The Smiths etc. Some of the guitar parts sound almost like they were written by a prototype Jonny Marr. Really glad I have listened to it but I won't be listening again.
I haven't listened to this since the early 00's. It's still sounding great. It's a nostalgic journey through various genre's that have been run through the Chemical Brothers big beat machine. I particularly enjoyed the housey verging on technoey tracks in the middle which serve as a sort of rest from all the breakbeat & big beat before passing over to the mellower tracks at the end of the album. "The Private Psychodelic Reel" builds and builds and serves as a great finale.
The raw, heavy and powerful sounds of the simple drum machine arrangements and the very occasional synthesizer stab behind the very 80s MCing make for an austere but thrilling listen. I expect this must have sounded amazing in the 80s! "Rock Box" is a strange and jarring interruption in an otherwise outstanding album, without that track I would give the album 5 stars but it ruins it for me. The Jason Nevins remix of "It's Like That" came out when I was 11 and I remember it being my favorite song at the time 😂
A really excellent album full of youthful energy. There are a couple of dodgy lyrics here and there but on the whole, it's a delightful portrayal of a teenage experience.
An excellent album
😭 Make it stop 😭 A thoroughly unpleasant experience. If I have to listen to another Meat Loaf album it will get 1 star. It only gets 2 in this case because I acknowledge that is should probably be included in this list.
Pretty much perfect. I listen to it most months and it never gets boring.
I wasn't really into this when it came out, despite probably being the target age. Lots of friends listened to it and "Wait and Bleed" was frequently played on music tv channels so I came to know the songs through osmosis. I have come to appreciate slipknot later in life. This album is exciting, it's full of interesting and head nodding rhythms layered with powerful and heavy and sometimes screaming guitar sounds. Standouts for me are the Jungle intno to "Eyeless", the classis "Wait and Bleed", the guitar & bass call and response on "Surfacing", the strange, haunting, screaching sounds that somehow are made by a guitar on "Tattered and Torn" There's also some industrial sounds and some walking Jazz bass here and there! If you can look past the Nu Metal rapping and dj scratching that was the style at the time it makes for a great listen.
I can only give this album 5 stars. The amount of teenagers this album was important to demands it. I was obsessed with this album ever since I first heard "Basket Case" as a homesick 12 year old in a new school. I saved up my pocket money and went and bought it from my local music shop. I had most of the lyrics memorised in a few weeks and when I took up the guitar I could play all the songs pretty quickly. I can remember the scrawling font of the lyrics in the cd booklet and examining the photos of the band which provided a glimpse into a world which is depicted so well in the music. Musically this album is simple but great, every song is catchy and tells a short story of part of life as a teenager. There is something special about this era of Green Day. Despite this being in the very broad genere of "Pop Punk" there is something really raw about the sound. It is certainly miles away from the sound of bands they are sometimes lumped in with like Blink 182, Sum 41 etc and I think are more commonly thought of as "Pop Punk". These bands were clearly influenced by Green Day and specifically Dookie but no one in 90s & 00s pop punk has ever managed to equal or top it. The sound and the lyrics are darker, cleverer and more evocative than anything else in that genre. Often when looking back at lyrics from this era you are sometimes left disappointed but this album stands up to that test. There is a feminist song ("She") inspired by a poem shown to Billie Joe by his then girlfriend. There is also a song about coming out as bi ("Coming Clean"). "Basketcase" is about Billie Joe struggling with his anxiety. It's just great, even 30 years on none of the lyrics have aged too badly and it still does a great job of evoking a world which can be escaped into for 40 minutes.
A delightful album I need to listen to more
I haven't listened to this for years! It was nice to listen again. I thought it was fine.
I enjoyed listening to this album. Some of the guitar riffs and vocal style contained elements that reminded me of punk and post punk. Stand out tracks for me were "Three and Nine", "Out of the Blue" and "Bitter Sweet"
It wasn't as good as I remember it. Still quite enjoyable though.
I prefer the greatest hits of Elton John
D.A.N.C.E is quite catchy and somewhat enjoyable. I remember giving this album a go at the time. I didn't manage to get into it this time around either.
Paul Simon was naive, stupid, and arrogant to visit South Africa during apartheid to make this album. However, I don't believe it was done with ill intent, and the musicians he collaborated with clearly love him. Kendrick Lamar said on Sunday night that “imperfection is beautiful”. The result of this imperfect collaboration is a real pleasure to listen to. Every song on this album is full of joy, happiness, and hope. It makes for a superb start to the day! (or end). (or middle).
It wasn't as bad as I had feared
The arrangements and production is superb. The band sounds amazing. Very nearly a 5