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This is totally my jam
This is totally my jam
This is a great album. I'm finding it hard to pinpoint a favourite track so I guess I'll have to listen to it again... and again.
I like Fiona Apple :shrug:
Hard to pick a fave out of 4 tracks, the whole album is great.
What a great album, timeless, and still rocks hard. Planet Caravan is great, just wish it was 3 minutes longer.
what a great fun album. I've always been intrigued by Janelle Monáe and enjoyed diving into this album. Fave tracks: Cold War, Mushrooms & Roses, Wondaland and Say You'll Go.
I listened to this album so many times when it came out and was lucky enough to see these guys live. Being so familiar with the album I feel like all the tracks are my favourite but I like Satanic Reverses (for the geography history lesson), Television The Drug Of The Nation, Music And Politics, and California Uber Alles.
Not much variety in these songs and a little bit too much country for my taste. Fave track: Little Rock 'N' Roller
I like this one a lot more than the debut. The second listen really grew on me. Fave tracks Psychosocial, Gehenna, Vermillion Pt 2 - Bloodstone Mix, 'Til We Die.
Given the context I guess it's good to see a rising star on the rebound. Nothing really struck me on this album but my fave track would be Mainline Florida.
Pretty incredible for a debut. She surely did take the world by storm. Don't Know Why and Turn Me On are my faves.
This is such great fun. The whole album is a fun trip. No real standout tracks but keen to give this another spin.
First time listening to a whole Jimi album.
Good one Iggy
Bit of a snooze fest, wasn't really in the mood for this.
wow, what fun, got a bit weird around born to run but such a nostalgic sound
Ahh memories. This is the album that got me into Grizzly Bear back in 2013.
Oh hey it's Metallica
OK, yeah a bit of fun and a few memories.
OK wow, pretty wild and fun.
Yeah, right, well Ok.
This is totally my jam
Feel like I've heard these songs in some shape or form over the years. Really love Sunworshipper which I first heard on a Ministry of Sound Chillout Sessions album in 2007.
Good fun listen, man this dude is prolific!
Ah yes, music for the Jilted Generation indeed.
I remember listening to my Dad's Deep Purple records (yep, vinyl) when I was a young un. Still enjoy these grooves.
Wow, I really enjoyed that. Wasn't sure at the start, but the short punchy songs really got me going. All topped off with a cruisy come down at the end.
Still such a great album to this day. Great work Hole.
Timeless classic and very enjoyable.
I feel like live albums are better if you are either intimately familiar with the band or have been to an awesome concert. Not sure they're talking about my generation but still a good fun listen.
Long time listent of Bauhaus, very enjoyable.
Really enjoyed this, way ahead of it's time.
Wow, that was a really fun listen. I should probably spend some more time with ol' Bob.
I haven't spent much time with this album but certainly enjoyable.
She certainly does have some powerful pipes.
This is right up my alley. Love this band so much and this album has been on high rotation for a long time.
That was a struggle for me to get through on a zoom intensifies kind of day with the only music being this album which I did not enjoy, although it had a few interesting moments.
Melancholy vibes, made me think of my mum.
I do enjoy listening to the old Zep.
Just grateful that this doesn't have Hotel California on it. Being their debut, this is a pretty impressive album.
Yeah, ok, not my cup of tea.
A good fun listen, quirky in the middle.
Oh, wow, never listened to these guys before but am a big fan or Spiritualized. What a fun trip.
Totally not what I was expecting from Peter Gabriel! What a fun listen.
Most of my exposure to Leonard Cohen was from the Natural Born Killers soundtrack and newer stuff. This album is incredble and definitely makes me want to dig deeper.
Yeah, nah, no thanks.
This is the guy you want singing at your wedding. So much fun.
I do very much like this album and well played by the team :hat-tip:
Christmas already? Oh, not a christmas album but feels like one.
Well my Mum was a big fan of The Rolling Stones, so this makes me think of my Mum and that made me happy.
What a trip!
Always been a Kraftwerk fan. This is right up my alley.
I'd forgotten how much joy I get out of listening to Happy Mondays, something about them just makes me ummm Happy. Fave songs Kinky Afro, Loose Fit, Bob's Yer Uncle, Step On.
Jangly brit pop? Fave track: Show Girl
A pretty incredible debut. Fave track: Last Goodbye
Sexy and fun.
Ahh yes, the division of joy. Meloncholy at it's best.
Fav Track: Bound 2
What a banger!
It's hard to go past A Forest when picking a fave for this album but At Night caught my attention too. Love The Cure looking forward to spending more time with this one.
For someone who has not listened to a lot of Taylor Swift this was quite a pleasant surprise.
I've never heard Leonard Cohen like this before. What a groover.
Short, fast, kicking ass.
Didn't quite get into this one as much as some of the others on this list but still a good fun listen. Fave track: Last of the Steam-Powered Trains
Nothing like a bit of swedish punk from the naughties
I don't really get it.
Wow, most of these songs are completely unfamiliar to me. Very enjoyable!
That was strangely familiar and so much fun.
wow, the 20th anniversary edition is 7 years old. Still a good fun pop rock album.
Love this album
What a whole bunch of fun!
Wow, 77, still a great album to listen to.
I love this album, always have.
Such a great fun album
There's something about country music that I have a problem with and I wasn't looking forward to this but I pushed through the first listen and on the second listen I started to get a better appreciation but by the end I was glad it was over. Fave: Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses) Who doesn't love a murder ballad.
Uh, yeah not sure what's going on here.
Love Bjork, love this album.
Some cool jams on this one.
I still love you Lana Del Rey
What a fun listen, Party Line is a crackup, Sunny Afternoon sure is a cracker.
Wow, what a journey. Krautrock had me from the getgo, The Sad Skinhead gets stuck in your smashed up faces. Giggly Smile is as catchy as all get out. But Lauft.. is the track that stole my heart.
This album slaps in you in the face straight out of the gate but from Helpless onwards reminds me more of Barenaked Ladies than punk :D Fave track: A Good Idea.
I wasn't a big fan of Oasis at the time but I certainly have come to appreciate them more. Fave track: She's Electric
I've been a big fan of Fiona Apple for a long time. This album definitely needs a couple of listens. My fave is probably Fetch the Bolt Cutters.
Never really paid much attention to Arcade Fire but have always liked what I've heard. Ready to Start is a fave on this album and Rococo kept catching my attention and might need a few more listens to fully understand. But Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) is my absolute favourite.
This album feels very reminiscent of it's time. The earlier tracks sound familiar in some way but I found the whole album a struggle.
This felt like one cohesive piece rather than 4 individual tracks. I rather much enjoyed the whole thing.
What a great trip, with the start buying the drugs and the end with a crash.
Such a great album. Jane's Addiction is one of those bands that all my friends were into so I never really dove deep. Really loved Three Days and Classic Girl is a great closer.
Feels like there's one or two good songs on here that get rehashed over and over again. I think African Dance and Jazzie's Groove are standouts for me,
I've got a whole lotta love for the Zep, but I think my fave from this album is Heartbreaker.
Really enjoyed Afternoon Tea and Harry Rag is good fun.
I've probably said this before about live albums but I feel they are better if you have seen the band live yourself. On first listen the screaming fans got to me but by the end of the record I was enjoying the experience so the second listen was more enjoyable. I'd say favourite tracks would be Surrender and Clock Strikes Ten.
A bit much to take in all at once. Standout track is probably Parchman Farm.
Good fun album. Really enjoyed Lazy Sunday, Mad John, and Happydaystoytown.
What a banger. I really enjoyed this and am having trouble picking a favourite track. Walk is most familiar but so many other tracks are just great.
Richard III easily favourite track, also enjoyed the acoustic version of Caught By The Fuzz. Overall an enjoyable listen.
Good fun, really enjoyed Planet Claire.
This album sure does take you on a journey through the south. I feel like I'm missing quite a bit of context but I started to get into this album a bit more on the second listen. Favourites are 72, Three Great Alabama Icons, Let There Be Rock, and Dead, Drunk And Naked . The closer, Angels and Fuselage, feels like a good late night song.
Sometimes Blur sounds like Gorrillaz and sometimes Gorrillaz sounds like Blur but this album is pure Blur. Fave tracks are For Tomorrow and Chemical World.
Wow, that was a lot more fun that I was expecting. Fave track is Show Me, really sets the scene as the opener. And the track Theme from "Mantrap" is the perfect closer.
This album starts out so promising with Chich Cheer setting the mood and Le Freak building on that. But rest of the record just kind of fades into the background and doesn't really go anywhere.
A very enjoyable listen. Hard to pick a favourite but Dead Leave and the Dirty Ground really sets the mood. The other songs that caught my attention are just the more well known ones like Hotel Yorba, and I Think I Smell A Rat but the album probably needs a few more listens.
Easy listening. Fave track is Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love
Raucous fun. Favourite tracks are Trouble and Me, Let the Sad Times Roll On, The Band Keeps Playin' On.
Good fun listen. Faves are the title and I Got Caught.
Very enjoyable album with lots of great tracks. Especially like Jesus, Etc., Ashes of American Flags, Heavy Metal Drummer, and Reservations.
Take on Me is just so well known the rest of the album just kind of fades into oblivion. But I did enjoy the title track and Here I Stand and Face the Rain is a nice closer.
I'm a big fan of Kate Bush and this is a great album. Really enjoyed Sat In Your Lap, Suspended in Gaffa, and The Dreaming.
Big fan, love this album, no favourite tracks, it's all good.
I don't mind the first 3 songs, and the last (instrumental). Was surprised to hear their version of We'll Meet Again.
Yeah, nah. Didn't really get into this one. Fave track Cure for the Itch.
What a groove! Really liked the opener You Ain't The Problem as well as Rolling, the Piano Joint (intro + song), Living in Denial, and Light. But damn, it's all good.
Didn't really get into this one, although by the end of the second listen I started to see some of the progressive elements in songs like The Camera Eye, Witch Hunt, and Vital Signs which are probably my favourite from this album.
So dreamy. Strangely Ivo doesn't really capture me but once Lorelei kicks in I fall in love all over again.
Such a classic album really. A lot of great tracks but Something In The Way is my fave.
One of those bands you know of but didn't really know you knew until Sunshine Of Your Love kicks in.
Wow, just wow. First time round didn't really get much out of this but second time around I started hearing Radiohead and Stereolab. TIL that I heart krautrock. Fave track is totes Halleluhwah
Another one of those bands that one of my friends was deeply into but I wasn't. Reading the history of this album was interesting but I didn't find it overly compelling, Love Bites and Pour Some Sugar On Me got stuck in my head but not sure if that makes them faves.
Spotify says Blue Suede Shoes has 102 milltion plays. This album was good fun to listen to but no real standout for me except for the better known songs.
Another good fun listen but the only standout for me was Tutti Frutti.
This was a lot more enjoyable than I was expecting and probably deserves a bit more exploration. Fave tracks are Parental Discretion Iz Advised, Express Yourself, and I really like the way Something 2 Dance 2 wraps up the album.
I don't think I've ever heard ABBA like this before. Nice surprise with fave tracks being Two For The Price Of One, You Owe My One, and The Day Before You Came.
Good fun listen, I'm sure my dad had a ELO record but can't remember which one. Fave tracks Sweet Talkin' Woman, Birmingham Blues, and of course My Blue Sky is a cracker.
Yeah nah, this is not my jam. I did not look forward to a second listen but I perservered and my faves would be Pyramids and Bad Religion.
Wow, 1971, this is so timeless. The whole album is a great trip but I particularly enjoyed L'hôtel particulier.
Took me a while to get an understanding of this one so I gave it 3 listens. I feel like I need to spend a bit more time with Tom Waits but for this release I liked the title track, Downtown, On The Nickel, and Ruby's Arms is a nice closer.
Good raucous fun. Fave tracks California Sun, Weekend, and (I Love For) Cars and Girls.
I've always been a fan of Talking Heads but never spent much time with this album. I Zimbra sets the mood, Life During Wartime sounds eerily like the Bunnings theme song, and Dancing for Money is a trip. Overall feels just as relevant today.
Standout tracks for me are Answering Machine and Unsatisfied. Androgynous is a well known hit. Overall the album is charming enough.
Maybe I need to be more British to get the full Bragg experience but an enjoyable album all the same. Fave track is Greetings to the New Brunette.
Reminds me a lot of Salif Keita who my dad was really into during my late teens. Very enjoyable bop, a few standout tracks but Salminanam is the only one I remembered the name of.
I quite enjoyed this one but also learnt this is one of 6 in the list! Wow. Anyway, enjoyed 13 Steps Lead down, 20% Amnesia, and Sulky Girl.
Wow, turns out I might actually be a Bob Dylan fan. Really enjoyed this one especailly Outlaw Blues (I might be a bit biased) and Bob Dylan's 115th Dream is a crackup at the start. Definitely keen to get into some more.
Oooh, I really like this one. Nocutnal Me grabbed me from the first listen and I think I like it more than Killing Moon.
First listen I wasn't really getting into this and was thinking 3 but it must of got me into the mood for a second listen because now it's a solid 4. Love the tracks Grounds for Divorce, Hotel Instanbul, and One Day Like This is incredible.
London Calling is such an iconic track the rest of the album is fun the listen to and I'll say Lost in the Supermarket is my fave from that bunch.
I like this album as it's a journey from start to finish and it's hard to single out a favourite track.
I feel like this album is trying to tell me a story but I'm not sure what it is. I did enjoy it and I think my fave track is B.I.B.L.E.
This is a fun album that takes some strange turns especially in Mother! But I'm a fan and faves here would be King of Pain, Wrapped Around Your Finger, and Murder By Numbers.
So, this is their radio friendly album huh? Well nothing really stood out for me.
Ah yeah, this is pleasant enough. Imagine is a good track, Crippled Inside is a bit of a banger and Oh Yoko! is just funny.
First time through that second track, Have You Seen Her Face, sounded like The Beatles. Second time through though I could hear the Byrds as I became more familiar with their sound. CTA - 102 is interesting and my fave track would be The Girl With No Name.
So smooth. Hard to pick a favourite but Feio stands out because of that dog barking kind of sound and chit chat at the end. Very enjoyable to listen to.
Meh, dancy, disco-ey, and ok. Fave track would be Mr. Disco.
I'm sure there are some Belle and Sebastian songs that I like. I gave this album 3 goes and I didn't really get into it. Fave tracks would be She's Losing It and Mary Jo.
I've always been a big fan of Goldfrapp, I remember when this came out I was instantly into it. Listening now it's hard to choose a favourite track but I think Utopia would have to be it.
Oh wow, this starts very subtly and then jumps into wonderfully angsty fun. Just the kind of mood I was in today. I love the duality of La fille de la mort, and my fave track would be Crier les chiens.
Such disco. Great lines in He's the Greatest Dancer \"One night in a disco on the outskirts of Frisco \" and Lost in Music \"I Quit! my 9-5\". We Are Family is such a classic.
I kept getting distracted while listening to this album, so I gave it a third go to see if I could pick a few favourite tracks. I really enjoyed the whole album and will put Daylight and A Rush of Blood to the Head as my faves.
This is very cool. Really enjoyed Two Weeks, Numbers, and Kicks. But so many great moments overall.
This is the Tom Waits I know and love. I think on on the bandwagon with loving Goin' Out West and I Don't Wanna Grow Up is classic.
Wow. 28 songs, 33 minutes, what a rush. You Suffer? hilarious. I do actually like the opener, Multinational Corporations, and the closer, Dragnet.
Love this album, and always been a big fan of The Chemical Brothers. It was hard to choose favourite tracks as I've listened to this album many times over the years. But for the purposes of this review I'm going to say my faves at Where Do I Begin (also a big Beth Orton fan), and The Private Physchedlic Reel just puts me in such a good mood.
I guess this is Alright and that's my fave track. <mic drop>
Didn't know what to expect here so pleasantly surprised. Not really my thing but I did enjoy the songs The One You Love and Old Whore's Diet.
I probably need to give this a few more listens. Only songs that really stood out for me were Long Gone, and For Now and Ever. After reading other reviews I feel like I'm missing something, maybe just not in the right frame of mind.
This was a good fun ablum with heaps of great tracks like Who Needs The Peace Corps?, What's the Ugliest Part Of Your Body, Flower Punk, Lets' Make The Water Turn Black, and Lonely Little Girl.
This is a pretty classic album. Lots of well known tracks. From my listening my fave is that last track, just makes me laugh.
I do enjoy me some Arcade Fire. Wake Up and Rebellion (Lies) are such great tracks.
Wow Jackie is a great song. Next is hilarious, and I also enjoyed The Girls And The Dogs, and the closer Come Next Spring (so croony).
What a great album. I really enjoyed the opener and all the tracks leading up to the incredible The Big Ship.
Fun album and with 69 tracks I thought it would be difficult to choose favourites but narrowed it down to Come Back From San Francisco, I Think I Need a New Heart, and Love Is Like Jazz.
My mum was a big fan of The Rolling Stones, can't say I'm overly familiar with this album but it's a debut and a good fun listen. Route 66 is great and Walking The Dog is a fave.
I had forgotten how enjoyable The Streets were. What fun. Could Well Be In, Fit but You Know It, and Dry Your Eyes are all stuck in my head now.
14 songs in 40 minutes, short, sharp, not sweet. Fave track Summer Babe (Winter Version).
Love Tori, Love this album. All the tracks are winners.
Such a great timeless album. Pablo Picasso is easily my favourite and RoadRunner is very enjoyable.
One of the first albums I had as a kid was Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome so my first exposure to Tina Turner was We Don't Need Another Hero (plus she was in the movie). Another memorable Tina moment in my teen years was Nutbush City Limits, also heard many times at my kids' school discos. This album doesn't really grab me with What's Love Got To Do With It being the only stand out.
To think where k.d. lang got to from this debut is pretty incredible. Not sure how I feel about cover songs but if the purpose was to showcase her voice then that worked. Fave track has long been a favourite of mine from other artists: Black Coffee
Very enjoyable. Can't really remember any faves but the whole album is a great listen.
What a cracker of an album. Hard to go past The Number Of The Beast and Run to the Hills for my faves at the moment but would certainly love to explore further.
I have a soft spot for Simon & Garfunkel. From this round of listening I would say Cecilia and Keep the Customer Satisfied are my faves.
The into to There Goes The Fear sounds like the intro to a parenting video series I'm currently watching. Pounding is a great track and I would like to dive more into this band.
I didn't get all the way through this on my first round of listening but was very much enjoying the music as such that when I was making dinner I put Nightmares On Wax on and very much enjoyed some of their other tracks. Faves on this release would be Groove St., and Rise. Looking forward to spending more time with these guys.
What a smooth groove. On the back of the Nightmares On Wax album this is smooth and gentle. Hard to pick a fave as this album just flows so nicely.
This feels very 80s, a good fun listen. Favourite is Double Dutch. Merengue piqued my interest as it uses the same sampled dialogue that another song I like also uses.
Hard to go past hits from the bong err Song Of A Preacher Man as a standout track but my faves from this release would be Just A Little Lovin' and I Can't Make It Alone.
Jimi is a good fund frolic through the era of psychedelic substances. I liked the craziness of Third Stone From The Sun.
Starts off like a punch in the face. On a Rope has big Faith No More vibes. I really liked Ball Lightning for the mentions of cheese and wine. I was so warmed up to this band by the end that Burnt Alive is also a fave.
Moar Punk! I learnt about California Uber Alles via the cover by Disposable Heros of Hypocrisy, I have a world map in my bathroom and think about Holiday In Cambodia everytime I look at that section of the map. This album seems to be a reaction to what was happening in the world at the time but sadly it's still happening.
This is incredible! 1978! So timeless. One Chord Wonders and Gary Gilmore's Eyes are great songs but my favourite is Bored Teenagers. I also love the way that the live version of No Time to Be 21 ends. :mic-drop:
Nice concept. Not really familiar with Woodie Guthrie. I enjoyed Bird and Ships and fave would be One by One.
I kind of expected to like this one, seems like a genre right up my alley but maybe I'm not in the right head space for something so "cerebral". Fave track was Wind-Up.
I can imagine this in high rotation on an easy listening station. Quite an enjoyable listen with fave tracks being the opener, Artificial Energy, and Triad. Moog Raga is also pretty cool.
I don't think I went far past Animal Nitrate when Suede first came onto my radar. This album was quite enjoyable. I like the opener Introducing The Band but the standout for me was The 2 Of Us.
I remember this album from my teenage years, one of those bands that beeen ever present. The first 4 tracks have a high play count on Spotify and they're all great tracks. I think the standout for me was Why Worry? Ride Across The River sounds like it would be a good instrumental track.
This album probably would have been a breath of fresh air in 1978. It has aged quite well but I listen to such a bredth of music it doesn't really stand out as unusual. I do love the cover of (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, very catchy.
Oh right, that band. I wasn't sure what I was getting into until That's Entertainment kicked in. Start! is an enjoyable track as well.
My wife introduced me to Orbital, and this is one of the albums she had a physical copy of and was in high rotation. For people who know me they would understand that I Wish I Had Duck Feet is a fave. I really like Philosophy by Numbers and the way it feels more like an extension of Science Friction. Kein Trink Wasser, Quality Seconds are great and Are We Here? is another favourite.
Oh wow, Tom Waits story time. This album makes me wish I was in that club (with a cigar and a whiskey?). This is the third Tom Waits album I've heard through this site and a quick search shows there's at least two more. All have been vastly different and very enjoyable. Favourites would be Emotional Weather Report and Eggs and Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan Michelson)
I never really got into Pearl Jam but this is another band that my wife had on high rotation except she had Vs. AFAIK this is my first listen to Ten and it's quite enjoyable especially for a debut with those well known tracks Even Flow, Alive, and Jeremy. For me the album really comes alive when Even Flow kicks off and keeps the energy high with a nice late night finisher at the end of Release.
"Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” has appeared in at least one movie or TV show every year since 2001." Haha, as soon as White Rabbit kicked in I was like "Oh, which TV/Movie show did I hear this in before". Regardless I still think it's a great song. White Rabbit and Somebody to Love stand out so much the rest of the album kind of fades into the background.
Much like the recent Tom Waits album I feel this would be more enjoyable in a certain state of mind. That said I did enjoy it. Crosstown Traffic and 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be) were favourites and All Along The Watchtown is such a standout track.
Fun trip down memory lane. I'm sure one of my friends had this on cassette back in the day. Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child O' Mine are still great. I do also like Mr. Brownstone.
Wow, on the first lesson the promise of School's Out made the rest of the album fade into insignificance. So I thought of it as an album all school leavers should listen to but still didn't get right into it. Fave track is easily Grande Finale, sounds like a James Bond them played by the High School band at the game.
Another album that kicks off with a lot of promise. But Cinnamon Girl doesn't stay the course. I enjoyed this more than the Cooper album but only just. Fave tracks would be Down by the River and Cowgirl in the Sand
The first track just made me feel icky. The rest of the album doesn't improve much and the only thing going for it is that all the songs are under 3 minutes.
Not sure what I'm missing here but didn't get into this at all.
Ah yes, this is my cup of tea. What a great album. Fave tracks would probably be Paintwork, Petty (Thief) Lout, and Spoilt Vicrtorian Child. Definitely going to give this a few more spins.
I quite enjoyed this. Can't really think of any particular track that stood out.
As soon as Dr John's voice kicked in I knew I'd heard it somewhere before and remember that I Walk on Guilded Splinters was on a Back to Mine album by Lamb from 2004. Not realising that I Walk on Guilded Splinters was on this album I was thinking my favourite track was Jump Sturdy. On my second listen I got into the other tracks a lot more but I Walk on Guilded Splinters is still a stand out for me. Oh, and I always thought the lyric was "'til Alberta" :)
This is pretty cool. Nice to listen to, feels like a story telling session in a remote country tavern. Hard to go past Sally Go Round the Roses as a standout track as it's on the album 3 times.
The kind of album that I'd expect to hear around the campfire at a party in the bush. Nothing really stands out until Layla kicks in.
Oh, this was quite cool. Wasn't sure what to expect not being familiar. But Be (Intro), GO!, and It's Your World - Part 1 & 2 are great tracks. Looking forward to hearing it more.
I've been a big fan of Aphex Twin for a long time. This album was good to listen to in full. I found it hard to pinpoint a particular track that I liked since I enjoyed the whole lot.
It was raining quite heavily both times I listened to this album and it seemed to fit quite nicely. Although I could imagine this on a sunny tropical beach too. No particular favourite track, nice dreamy listen overall.
Great album, angsty LA rock. Fave track is Big Sleep.
Yeah, I still really don't get this.
This is one of those albums that my wife had a copy of so I'm more familiar with this than their other albums. That said it's been a while and I really enjoyed listening to this and think my fave track is Rock Star.
What I like about Meat Loaf is the epic love ballads. What I don't like about Meat Loaf is the epic love ballads. My mum and dad were big into Meat Loaf, a product of their generation. So I'm quite familiar with these songs. From this listening session I'll say my favourite is Paradise By the Dashboard Light.
Such a great album, feels like putting on something comfortable. I was hooked from the opening strains of Plainsong. With my favourites this time around being Pictures of You and Fascination Street.
Wow, what a great album. Been a while since I listened to this album. I thoroughly enjoyed this session. Fave tracks are Boyz, 20 Dollar, XR2, and of course Paper Plans.
This is so different to my previous experience to African (Mali?) music and it's wonderful. If I had to pick a favourite track it would be the last 2, they just leave you with such a good feeling. I look forward to exploring this further.
What a nice surprise. A journey indeed. Black Heart, total Portishead vibes. Close Behind, The Book and the Canal, Attack! El Robot Attack! are all great tracks.
I find it hard to pick favourite tracks of an album I've listened to many times for many years. I guess this album carries more weight being his last. Anyway, all that to say, this is a great album :)
Wow, what a surprise. When Chivalry kicked in I was like ok, these guys sound pretty cool and then Trouble Down South kicked in and blew me away. Hard to Be Human Again brought some normality back along with Darkness and Doubt before Psycho Cupid just leaves my jaw on the floor. I look forward to spending some more time with this.
The Message is just part of the culture right it's one of those songs that's applicable today as it was when it was written. The rest of the album is fun but doesn't quite hold up to the epicness of The Message. I did quite enjoy It's Nasty (Genius of Love).
This is another one of those albums where I feel like I'm at a party with a big bonfire. The party is well into the night, not quite ready to end and Peter Frampton comes on. Pretty sure my dad had this record while it's not really my thing I did enjoy Doobie Wah, Baby, I Love Your Way, and that final track Do You Feel Like We Do.
One my first playthrough I wasn't really sure about this album, having no idea who Syd Barret even was but was thinking this was a 3. Second listen made me realise how much I enjoyed No Good Trying, and Love You (where it sounds like he is actually saying "Ice Cream" instead of "I scream") and instantly made this a 4. After reading more about Syd I am keen to hear more.
Very enjoyable but it's hard to tell where one track ends and another begins. Fave tracks Hello My Baby and Rain, Rain Beautiful Rain.
The first song I did not like the second song starts to warm you up a bit and I did enjoy Pull Together, Lend's Some Dough, Captain's Table, and I Want You. While the album overall is ok, it doesn't really leave me wanting to hear it again.
Don't mind myself a bit of Hot Chip. Fave tracks are Don't Deny Your Heart, Night and Day, and Let Me Be Him.
What a great album, especially for a debut. This came at time of music discovery in my young life and will probably always hold a special place.
At an $oldJob my boss was a big Dinosaur Jr. fan and they always felt like a band I need to spend more time with. Well that feeling is still true today I didn't fully get into this album but I'm still intrigued enough to explore further. Fave tracks: Yeah We Know, and The Post.
Smooth grooves. I like Billy Jack, and So in Love. Jesus sounds like "cheeses" to me, so makes me smile.
Good wholesome rock and roll :) Fave track: That'll Be The Day.
Just Like Honey is just such a comforable feeling song. Like putting on your favourite jumper. I'll need to spend some more time with this album to figure out what other tracks I like, both sessions felt like the rest of the album just faded into the background (in a good way).
I think it says a lot about an album when the final track makes you want to listen to the album again. Red Morning Light is a great start, Joe's Head certainly grabs your attention, California Waiting, and Molly's Chambers are great tracks but there's something I really love about Talihina Sky.
I enjoy Wilco and probably need to spend more time with them. Strangely this seems to be the first time I've listened to this album. Anyway, quite enjoyed it and came away with at least 4 favourite tracks for now. Misunderstood Monday Red Eyed and Blue Sunken Treasure
Have always been a big fan of LCD Soundsystem. This album is great, lots of favourite tracks: oh baby, other voices, call the police, american dream, and emotional haircut.
I remember when Brimful of Asha was all over the airwaves. It certainly piqued my interest but this is the first time I've given Cornershop a good listen. It's an interesting album with my favourites being Butter the Soul, What Is Happening?, and that interpretation of Norwegian Wood.
Another one of those albums that I discovered during my formative years and my friends absolutely devoured. Blister In The Sun, Kiss Off, Add It Up, all great songs, but my fave is Gone Daddy Gone.
Nice dreamy album. Hard to pin point an exact moment it's like when you have a nap and are suprised at how much time has passed. All I know is that I'll be happy to listen again.
Interesting album. I don't mind listening to REM and It's The End Of The World... and The One I Love are great tracks. I feel like I need to give the rest of the album a bit more time.
I totally dig prog rock and this is totally my jam. Larks' Tongue In Aspic (Parts 1 and 2) and Book Of Saturday are the standouts for me. Also love the bonus tracks.
Couldn't really get into this one. Freedom! '90 is a pretty good track.
I think I need to spend more time with this one. Didn't grab me as quickly as Ocean Rain but still really enjoyed it. Fave track: Rescue
Good fun punk rock! Fave tracks Fast Cars, Fiction Romance, Moving Away From The Pulsebeat.
A side of Stevie I don't believe I've heard before. Fave tracks Too High, He's Misstra Know-It-All
This album brings back a lot of fond memories for me and I found this time around to be quite enjoyable. 100% is still great, as is Sugar Kane, Creme Brulee just leaves me wanting more so let's go again!
I wasn't really familiar with this album so it was a nice surprise. E-Pro and Que' Onda Guero really set the mood. Girl is great too as is Send A Message To Her.
This is so great. Love the tracks Broken Witch, There's Always Room on the Broom, Hold Hand and It Will Happen Anyway as well as They Took 14 for the Rest or Our Lives. I look forward to spending more time with this band.
Wasn't sure what to expect and I guess I was pleasantly surprised. Not really my cup of tea but I did enjoy Takeover and U Don't Know.
Oh what fun! I'm glad I had a chance to listen to this album it was really enjoyable. Fave tracks would be (Who Discovered) America?, Saturday Night, and Dejame En Paz. Cuando Canto is the perfect closer leaves you feeling relaxed afrer all the hype.
Not really my thing, it's not bad. Fave track Ain't The Devil Happy.
Well if there's one thing I've learned from this website it's that I'm an Arcade Fire fan. This is the 3rd Arcade Fire album I've heard on this list and I've really enjoyed all of them. For this album my favourite tracks are Keep the Car Running, (Antichrist Television Blues), and No Cars Go.
This is their best album? Ok, well didn't really get into it. Standout track for me was One To Another.
Ahh, this is the kind of hip hop that I like. The album is a great listen from go to woe but Bring Tha Noize just brings a smile to my face.
Muse is one of those bands I've always been aware of on the periphery but never dived into. Take a Bow really sets up quite a fun listen with Knights of Cydonia taking the cake for me. I'm keen to hear some more.
I'm a big fan of Kraftwerk and have always enjoyed Autobahn (and the idea of driving on one one day). I also enjoyed Morgenspaziergang on this release.
Yeah Nah. I don't really understand the hype, it's boppy it's fine, but not for me. I did enjoy Cry Me a River and Rock Your Body (probably more because I know it from Just Dance)
Walk This Way is such a classic but I think my fave from this album is Sweet Emotion. Round And Round certainly borrows it's style from some of my favourite bands so that was an interesting twist on this album.
Scarborough Fair/Canticle is quite dreamy. My faves from this are Cloudy and A Simple Desultory Philippic
Smooooooooth. This album really captures a point in time while the music itself feels timeless. Fave track Blues to Be There.
I really enjoyed this, very funky. The album cover is fun. The Cisco Kid and The World Is A Ghetto are great tracks. I also enjoyed City, Country, City,
As far as live albums go this is a pretty good one. I'm not familar with the majority of songs on this album so it was nice to hear a different side of Van Morrison. Fave tracks Warm Love, Wild Children, Saint Dominic's Preview.
I found this quite interesting a big range that was interesting at times. With 33 tracks it's hard to keep track of favourites but River Song, Holy Man - Instrumental, and All Alone at the top of my list.
Wasn't sure what to expect but what a nice surprise. Somehow this album had passed me by and most of my exposure to Lambchop prior to this was a remix on a chillout album. I quite enjoyed Grumpus, Up with People, and The Book I Havent Read.
Don't Panic really sets the mood for this album. Spies is one of my favourite Coldplay tracks and I quite enjoyed Everything's Not Lost, especially as the closer.
More nostalgic vibes. Push It Along is a great opener. I wish the album was a bit more fluid, it seems to hint with mentions of the next song at the end or most songs but the flow doesn't feel right. Pubic Enemy made me laugh. Fave tracks would be I Left My Wallet in El Sedungo, Bonita Applebum, and Can I Kick It?
9 songs, 21 minutes, probably one thing I like most about punk, short, sharp, to the point. This album is pretty good, not something I'm going to put on repeat but I did enjoy Betray, Think Again, and Cashing In.
I wasn't sure where this was going at first but when Feelin' Alright? kicked in I was back in familiar territory. I enjoyed some of the crazy turns it took like Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush and Shanghai Noodle Factory.
On the first listen I wasn't really sure about this but this album really does grow on you and I was having a lot of fun right about the time I heard Buried Alive for the second time. As the album progressed I was thinking this was a 4 for sure but I realised this version has 10 extra songs and I think this album would be perfect if it ended with Don't Burn The Witch. By the end of Acid Queen - 12" Version I was starting to get a bit over these goes so 3 it is. Favourite tracks Buried Alive, Leave Me In Hell.
Pretty interesting and pretty good for a debut. However, can't say I enjoyed it overall. Favourite Track: Wait and Bleed.
Blitzkrieg Bop is such a great song. Unfortunately the rest of the album kind of felt like 13 versions of the same song. Maybe I need to spend a bit more time with this release but I can say it has aged well.
I wasn't sure about this when I saw it was all cover songs. But when Hurt came on it sent chills down my spine. Other faves would be I Hung My Head and Personal Jesus. Being his final album We'll Meet Again seems poignant as the closer.
Apparently this is considered classic Stevie and I agree. A cruisy comfortable listen. Fave tracks: Smile Please, They Won't Go When I Go, and Bird Of Beauty
Wow, this album is so timeless. It could have been released yesterday and still be so great. River Man is easily my favourite. I look forward to exploring this album further.
I like Sade's voice and this album was smooth as. Smooth Operator is a classic. Fave tracks When Am I Going to Make a Living, and the 80's vibes on Why Can't We Live Together.
Rip It Up is such a great song, the rest of the album kind of pales in comparison with the exception of Hokoyo. Also Tenterhook is a great closer.
This is a great album. I'm finding it hard to pinpoint a favourite track so I guess I'll have to listen to it again... and again.
Oh What A World sets the scene for this gentle album. Once again enjoyable enough middle of the road. Fave track 11:11
I struggled to get through this one but it was a bit better the second time through. Fave track Blue Canadian Rockies.
What a great fun album. It's Him grabs you from the very beginning. Back at the Farm is my absolute favourite. Street Joy seems to be popular and I can see why. Looking forward to hearing this again.
Ahh, so dreamy. Fave tracks, Little Bird, A&E, Cologne Cerrone Houdini, and Caravan Girl
Pure fun rock and roll. Fave tracks, Electric Ocean and Love Removal Machine.
Pure easy going reggae. Fave track: Stir It Up
The best thing about albums pre-streaming days was that you could discover more of the artist. I think that's what I like about this website too as while this album has some very well known songs it was nice to hear some of the funner stuff like The Na-Na Song.
So relaxing and boppy at the same time. Fave track: Lasidan
I don't mind myself some folk music and fairy tales and this is a gently flowing album that takes you on a journey. Fave tracks: Matty Groves, Tam Lim
When I listen to this album I feel like I'm at a party on a farm where there's a campfire and people are sitting around having a good time. I guess also it's the 70's because no one is looking at their phones, they are just happy with each other's company. Fave tracks: Do It Again, Turn That Heartbeat Over Again.
Good raucous glam rock fun. Fave track: The Last Of The Teenage Idols
These guys certainly know how to make a pop song. So many well known songs it was hard to listen to this objectively. I'm going to say Fernando is my fave track as it's been stuck in my head the most.
This is great. Just overall interesting. Fave tracks The Duchess, Free Will And Testament.
Unexpectedly delightful. I love that this list introduces me to things like this that I kind of know exist but have never dived into. Fave track for now: Learned It
Bitter Sweet Symphony is well known and pretty catchy. The Drugs Don't Work is a meme these days isn't it? Lucky Man is ok. Fave tracks from this session: Catching The Butterfly and Deep Freeze
What a great debut. Highly Evolved really sets the tone and 1969 is a great closer. Get Free is very catchy. I think my favourite track though is In The Jungle.
What a great album. I remember the Sledgehammer video when it came out and the song is still great. Big Time is fun as is This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds) with In Your Eyes rounding out my favourites for today.
So the release I listened to had 10 tracks and 30 bonus tracks which was a bit of a slog to get through after 20ish or so tracks. But I still really enjoyed it an just listened the 10 tracks for my second listen. Fave Track: Positive Vibrations. I Got the Hots is funny, so is Old Pervert. Underwater Moonlight is growing on me too.
Feel like I'm in a fancy bar, or at a concert hall. Fave track: Montana Song
This is so lovely. Such a great voice, such wonderfully intricate stories. Fave tracks: Coyote, Song for Sharon.
Interesting, strange, varied. Fave track: Caligari's Mirror
All Hail the Queen indeed, what a great album. Not really knowing what to expect Dance for Me really kicked it into Gear and the craziness of Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children makes it my favourite track along with Inside Out.
I wasn't really sure where this album was going on the first listen by the end I started to get into it. Second listen I was still a offput by Music Is Love but I really like Song with No Words (Tree with No Leaves).
Such a comfortable listen. This was certainly a big album during my formative music years. Fave tracks: Drive, Ignoreland, Nightswimming
Wow what great fun. I really enjoyed this whole album, with the standout track being Boude de La - Part 1.
Wow, totally unhinged heavy rock. Summertime Blues really sets the scene. Doctor Please is a trip unto itself.
This is pretty cool, especially for a 1981 release. Probably need to spend a bit more time with it but fave track so far is She's Like Heroin To Me.
I've always been a big fan of this album and it was a joy to listen to for this exercise. Fave tracks are many but probably Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt and Midnight In A Perfect World are stand outs.
I was a big fan of Talking Heads during my very young years but never really dug deep into them, just always appreciated them. Fave track is easily Psycho Killer. I love the Carribean vibes on Uh-Oj Love Comes to Town, and Happy Day stands out for me.
Certainly didn't know what to expect but what a wonderful album. Fave tracks O Trem Azul, Saidas E Bandeiras No 1 and 2, Um Girrassol Da Cor Do Seu Cabelo, and Trem De Doido.
Dy-Na-My-Tee is a good fun track but seems different to the rest of the tracks. Seed Will Grow caught my attention as well. Still enjoyable enough but not quite to my taste.
It's like bubblegum for your ears. Sweet to listen too but tiring after a while. Fave track Blank Space.
I guess I'm not a Todd Rundgren fan. This album once again feels like a product of it's time and probably best enjoyed under the influence. Fave track: Just One Victory.
Christmas? Maybe. Smooth? Definitely. Fave tracks: I Concentrate On You, and Baubles, Bangles And Beads, for the little doop de doos in the background.
Good fun album, hard to escape some of these tunes which makes it hard to be objective but I enjoyed it all the same. Fave tracks: If Things Were Perfect and The Sky Is Broken
As soon as Something for the Weekend kicked in I knew I was in for a treat. I vaguely knew of this band but have never spent any time with it and really enjoyed this album. Fave tracks, The Frog Princess and A Woman of the World.
I never really knew NERD beyond She Wants To Move and this album was a delightful surprise. Fave tracks are probably Breakout, Wonderful Place / Waiting For You. I look forward to spending more time with this.
Big fan of Air since Moon Safari and this movie/soundtack blew my mind when it came out. You know it's a good soundtrack when you can picture the movie while listening to the album although it's been a hot minute since I've seen the movie. Playground Love does stand out as standalone track but the rest of the album is basically one piece. To choose a favourite for this exercise, The Word Hurricane, because I like clouds :)
I think teenage me would have loved this and it's a pretty kick ass release, glad to have given it a go. Fave track is easily Kerosone.
I wasn't really getting into this on the first listen but Wolf of Velvet Fortune caught my attention (and remains my fave). I started to appreciate the album a bit more on the second listen. San Fran Folk Rock for sure.
hahah what fun. Young teen me would have been right into this it's a bit too 80's for current me but hey nostalgia right? Fave track: Song With No Name.
I never really got into Iron Maiden it was another one of those bands my friends were into that I didn't feel a need to dive into. This album was such a blast, not even sure what I was expecting but so enjoyable. Fave tracks: Running Free,Phantome of Opera, and Strange World
This totally caught me by surprise. I didn't know much about Roxy Music except that they existed. 2HB is easily my favourite. Certainly an album that deserves more plays.
There's country music and then there's this. I don't know enough to really understand but this album is just good fun. Fave tracks: Keep On The Sunny Side, and Tennessee Stud
Scottish folk ambient from 1984 that sounds timeless and reminds me a bit of Peter Gabriel. Fave tracks Tinseltown In The Rain and From Rags To Riches
Put into context this album is pretty good. However maybe I need to spend a bit more time with it as I just didn't overly enjoy it. Fave track is Cyprus Avenue. Special call out for Ballerina as when it starts I wondered whose iPhone was ringing.
I still struggle with hip hop and was leaning towards dismissing this as a 2 after the first run through but it started to win me over on the second listen and I feel I could get more into it with more time. Fave track: It Ain't Safe
When I saw this ablum come up I was curious and thought, I think I've heard of these guys. My listening history shows that I've listened to them pretty much every year since 2013. As soon as Default kicked in it all came flooding back. This album is right up my alley and I look forward to giving it another spin. Fave tracks from today: Default, Zumm Zumm, Wor
Nice chill vibes but does get a bit samey samey. Fave track: Universal Music
Love Kate Bush, certainly unique. Fave tracks, The Sensual World, Deeper Understanding.
It's certainly a hard album to listen to but is that a reflection of the lifestyle the commentary is based on. I don't know and I guess I should be grateful for that. Fave track: It's A Man's World or maybe I'm Only Out For One Thang for the Flavor Flav feature.
Dirty Projectors have always been one of those bands that come up every so often that have some interesting songs. This album is a good example, most of it is mediocre but Stillness Is The Move is a realy standout for me.
Yeah, I'm not an American Teenager so totally did not get into Kiss. But it is a fun listen and I can see the appeal. Fave track: Detroit Rock City
Good ol' fashion blues from the 70's? Fave track: Mannish Boy
I mostly know Snoop Dogg from Gorrilaz and I guess his biggest hits. To me the misogyny mostly feels tongue firmly in cheek but that doesn't make it ok. Fave track: Gin and Juice for the laid back vibe.
This album really hits you fair and square right from the start. I wasn't really sure where this was heading at first but by Dracula Mountain I was getting into it and that feeling continued through 2 Towers and On Fire. Crown of Storms and Longstockings could also be contenders for favourites.
Pretty groovy. Great album for a debut especially knowing where Lenny got to from here. Standout tracks for me are problably Let Love Rule and Flower Child.
This certainly caught me by surprise. Having no context for who Kelala is her voice just shines bright through the whole album. Fave track: Take Me Apart. Certainly worth another listen.
I'm told there are five Springsteen albums on this list an this is likely the best of them? Well being my first I've got nothing to compare it to so here we go. Badlands stands out for me so much that I feel like this album needs a few more listens to get more out of the other songs. Certainly Adam Raised a Cain, Racing in the Street, and The Promised Land piqued my interest. Certainly the album deserves another listen.
I was never really into metal, I was deep into industrial but now I realise I was missing some great stuff. I don't really know much about Megadeth except that all my friends had t-shirts. This album is pretty good with Devils Island probably my fave today.
I enjoy the style and music of Common. This album didn't really grab me though but it was still an enjoyable listen. Fave track: Pops Rap III...All My Children.
I must admit I was like oh Beatles wil there goes my Spotify recommendations but this album is pretty darn good. Taxman is a good laugh, Eleanor Rigby is such a wonderful song, Yellow Submarine is a joy, and Tomorrow Never Knows is a great song I wasn't previously familiar with.
I've really like Touch Me I'm Sick since it came on a compilation of songs performed live from a local radio station. I've gained a new appreciation for this band after listening to this "album". Sweet Young Thing.. is great and In 'N' Out of Grace is good fun too.
This one didn't quite grab me as much as the debut but still interesting. That first song kind of wrecks the whole album but the later songs from about Editions Of You are more enjoyable.
Feels like the soundtrack to a stage show. I enjoyed the quirky lyrics. Fave song is probably Die Dreigroschenoper: Tango Ballad
An album like this makes you wander what could have been. I've never listened to 2Pac before but would happily listen to this again. Still it's nothing special, just cruisy hard life hip hop? Faves: Me Against The World, Old School, Dear Mama
I opened Spotify to play this album and see I already had North American Scum, Someone Great, and All My Friends markes as liked songs. On this listen I got a new appreciation for Get Innocuous! and Sound of Silver.
Only being familiar with his popular stuff I wasn't really sure what to expect. Reading that this was a concept album about social and environmental issues piqued my interest. Certainly What's Going On is a standout track, but I like the way the songs following flow into each other with faves being Flyin' High, Mercy Mercy Me.
There's been quite a few bands on this list that, during my formative years, my friends were all into but I was mostly just aware of. Today I was trying to figure out why that was the case, well simply I was poor and couldn't go out and buy every damn CD of every band that piqued my interest. Nowadays with access to just about everything I'm gaining a new appreciate for these bands and Sisters Of Mercy is certainly one of them. Every week my friends and I would go to this club in the city and every week they would play This Corrosion and man does this album bring back some memories. Fave tracks Dominion / Mother Russia, Lucretia My Reflection, and of course This Corrosion.
I'm not really sure what that was. Very bizarre. The Toonerville Trolley seems to be the best and worst track.
As a debut this album kind of feels like a promise of better things to come than an actual great album. I mean Animal Nitrate is pretty catchy but nothing else really stood out for me.
This album feels like a product of it's time. It's all about radio air play and something like this just fits the bill. Being their fifth album I guess they had a big enough following to keep up the momentum. Fave track Truckin' -- I just love a good driving song.
I really need to spend some more time with Radiohead. It was raining while listening to this and House Of Cards and Videotape stole the show for the vibe.
It's always good to see a "local" artist do well. I enjoy Lorde's really down to earth moments. Green Light certainly first the bill. The other standout track for me is Supercut.
Glam Rock from the 70s. All the Way from Memphis is pretty good but my faves would be Drivin' Sister and I Wish I Was Your Mother
Let's Stay Together is such a classic. Interesting to learn how this was kind of the start and the end of the height of his success. Fave track: I've Never Found a Girl