Beautiful guitar work, which mostly, the vocals match. Lyrics are on par with the decade.
Good drive. But fell apart there at the end.
What the actual hell ? That was just annoying
Has a very unfinished sound, almost sloppy. Needs more refinement
Definitely something I will listen to again. She’s got a beautiful voice, you can have this in the background but also really focus on it. It can put you in a trance but not to sleep or make you drowsy. A nice surprise
The music is really welcoming in a life kinda sucks empathetic way. I really enjoyed being introduced to him. I have already listened to the album multiple times to listen more in depth to the lyrics and appreciate the whole sound he created.
Billy Joel is fantastically talented. The lyrics in this album are great stories and woven with the instrumentals in a catchy way, making hit after hit. Great album.
Great album, from the production to the individual songs. The album keeps things, at least musically, from getting to heavy, but she hides truly heart wrenching lyrics at times in pop music. It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to this album, listening to it now as a child psychiatrist, these lyrics could serve as trauma reaction case studies, I’ll be it lucrative trauma reaction, but nonetheless.
I really wanted to like this album, but she basically plays row, row, row the boat in most of the songs, but angrily.
What was good was great, the rest was crap.
Such a talented lyricist. I listened to each song as if I was watching a movie, waiting to see what. Happens next. The story telling, he makes it so visual and through it all, even in the saddest tracks, he places humor just right. Amazing
Monotone enough to read a book through.
I think it was a good album, with lyrics that really paint a picture. “Guilty” was an awesome song, and “A Wedding in Cherokee County” was very entertaining. Political statements were not over bearing but we’re obvious enough. “Kingfish” was a completely correct description of some of the towns in Louisiana, New Orleans included, at least prior to Katrina. This album was wiser than it’s getting credit for.
This album keeps such a good tempo. It’s actually one of my get-shit-done albums. Love this one.
I feel like I’ve read a dozen books by the time I’m done listening to this, and yes that is more than the number of songs. It’s wonderful. That said, I do find Bob Dylan exhausting at times.
Horror movie meets Pink Panther, which made sense when I went back and looked at the title of the album. So, well done.
This could have been a good album with no vocals and songs lasting 1 to 2 minutes shorter
Not for me
This is two albums mushed together. There’s a folk album that’s lovely, has a Johnny Cash feel at times. The first two tracks of the record are beautiful, unfortunately the female vocalist is not heard again. Then there’s the other album with occasional 90s counting crows, Tom pretty esque sounds. It really wasn’t a good mix.
Every song is perfectly executed, remembered and recognized decades later. Iconic
I mean it’s an album you can just chill out to, but it’s nothing to write home about.
Wonderful. Solos from piano, trumpet, saxophone, drums. It was like you sat down at a bar and just listened to a whole set.
Awesomely paced album. I’d never listened to it, but I can see why he had such musical influence.
This is absolutely wonderful! The entire album works together with the same drive and tempo with some alterations that still follow the same mood. You could just put this on and the entire thing would keep you up and moving.
Beautiful, lyrics taking you on a subtly sensual path. Dusty’s voice is smooth and melodic with clear diction such that you can appreciate where each song takes you.
He really is one of the greatest guitarists. This album can’t be overrated.
Aptly named. Nostalgia aside, the vocals were never well balanced, something they did fix in the remastered versions.
This is the same song 10 times. Drum roll, same rhythm (4/4 with a heavy backbeat) , monotonous ending.
It’s congruent, I’ll give it that. The vocals are lacking and what was novel the first couple songs becomes monotonous and annoying.
A couple of gyms. The album flows pretty well. He’s a good vocalist. Instrumentals match the decade, but the sum just doesn’t equal up to the parts.
Really fantastic guitar work.
Some tracks are seamless in their transition making it more like one long piece with movements, which is interesting given the album starts with an overture. The songs themselves are love letters intertwined with political statements or statements about society as a whole. A great album.
Admittedly I don’t speak French, but nothing sets this album apart from others in the genre
There’s always a back beat that keeps even the ballads driving you forward. His music is timeless and has elements of music from decades that proceeded him. Whether you like him or not, He’s pure genius when it comes to composition. The iconic beginning to “When Doves Cry” and “Purple Rain;” when you can hear two chords and know the song, that’s talent. His whole album follows in that vein. one-of-a-kind mastery.
This guy sounds like he’s got a broken noise and is being constantly punched in the diaphragm in cut time. I’d say the guitar solos were repetitive and too long lived, but at least they give you respite from his verbal hiccups.
For the love of God, DICTION!!!!!
I feel like I went from bluegrass to psychedelic space rock to alternative.
Not for me
Hard to give a non bias review when it brings back so many memories. But truly, this is an amazing album
Good album. At first I was afraid it was going to be too repetitive, but there was good variation while staying connected to the album as a whole.
I never knew how misogynistic The Rolling Stones were. Sure, they were musically influential but damn.
I listen to it several times and it never really grab me but I can understand and hear the talent and it’s musical influence
This is as if Elvis had ideas of reference, some homicidal ideation sand delusions of grandeur thrown in for good measure.
Great dance album for the time. Really held the beat even with very different songs at times. Really beautiful vocals as well with harmonies that fit right into the era.
I love the overlaying beats. Vocals are impressive, I only with I understood French. But, I know enough to know he is incredibly talented with the language
Bleck. Not worth listening to the whole thing. This has been done better.
There’s no denying this is Aerosmith. Each song, you can hear and know exactly who it is, but not in a Nickelback way. This album is, simply put, fantastic rock.
Fantastic. Playing within blues with overlays of almost a reggae feel but not enough to be obnoxious. “Howling’ for You” is wonderful example of that. I downloaded this album halfway through and listened to it twice in a row. Solid piece of work.
Poetically incredible, I wish the musicality of individual songs were a bit differentiated which is why it’s losing a star, but overall impressive album.
I just don’t get it, why all the fuss? The music is sloppy.
Unique sound. The vocals fit with instrumentals in a subtle way but it really works. Aside from “Rock Music” the album was nicely congruent.
Surprisingly a really good album. She had an amazing voice. The album has a blues feel to it yet very contemporary at the same time.
Super catchy, though it’s not my style, It’s obviously an amazing album. The lyrics alone are worth 5 stars, but the flow of beat/rhythm kept while not being monotonous throughout the album is down right impressive.
Not my thing. Couldn’t get through it
The first three songs use the exact same rhythm and really blend together into one long song. By “Return the Gift” we start to hear some better diversity but in the very next track half way through we’re back to the exact same sound. Not enough diversity throughout the album. It became quite boring
Would be a great set of two albums As it stands it was a mess of back-and-forth mismatched music.
This started off sounding like high schools messing around, but it ended sounding like pretentious high schoolers messing around.
Really good album. Great flow. Vocals and instrumentals well balanced. Added to my favorites
Sorta of like Bob Dylan meets a theremin.
Interesting mix of folk and pop and maybe rock?
Like the beetles
Very unique blend, well done album, cohesive.
Great album. Classic sound with intriguing lyrics. “Teach Your Children” and “Helpless” are wonderful songs that have made my favorite lists now.
Janis Joplin makes this album, the rest it’s purely decorative
I like the message but the whispery musicality just didn’t work for me
If you remove the vocals entirely, I MIGHT listen to it again.
Decent. Naming it “the poet “ is bit pretentious
Amazing. Queen has perfect harmonies, their use of dynamics, mix of guitar and choral quartet is iconic. Freddie died too young.
Not one bad or even mediocre track on this album. Fantastically put together. Near perfect album.
Such mixed feelings. The album flows incredibly well but the album is kind of a mess. Then again, it is skylarking.
Really bouncing between styles and moods. I like U2, but this album as a whole isn’t for me.
Good flow, but songs are diverse enough it keeps you interested. Love the lyrics.
Unapologetically arrogant and objectifies women and men in a sexual storyline carried throughout the album. I fucking loved it.
It should work, it just doesn’t. It sounds like repetitive whining.
Pleasantly surprised. A nice 90’s feel; the album really flows well.
So rich with emotion, and she has such a raw, talented voice. This album has become a favorite.
This was entirely disappointing. Glimpses of talent towards the end of the very loooong album, but they’re not worth waiting for, and cliché statements made about love, racism and such. She should leave those to her brother.
That guitar strumming with those lyrics. It brings you to another place and time. His poetry is artful as it is real and a masterpiece when he sings it.
Interesting mixture of folk and rock
As magical as his first albums. It’s solid, each track fitting and perfectly performed
Just not for me; can’t get through it.
Thematically and musically cohesive. Not what I expected. It does fall apart a bit at the end.
I’m not sure how they made it as a band. It’s as if they gathered up all the instruments that they could get, caused as much feedback as possible and inconsistently sang off beat then finished each song with a long masterbatory outro.
What left is there to say? This album is phenomenal. Ms Hill I has true genius and it shines through with every note of this record.
Definitely hasn’t aged well. While the lyrics and intense and his voice is clear and talented, the pieces just don’t add up to a good sum. Next