very country/mellow vibe with nice horns, it’s like they put Jim Croce and Simon and Garfunkel in a studio and told them to make music. Very surprised I never heard this.
Certified classic. It’s the pioneer of the gangster rap genre and brought in many different artists into the rap game. I never actually listen to the whole album because I never cared for 80s rap but I liked this more than I thought. It does show its age with the beats but they’re still great songs. I liked every track. My favorites being straight outta Compton, fuck the police, if it ain’t ruff, something like that, Compton’s N the house remix, dopeman remix
I can’t stand this album. I can’t get into this dude’s voice. He sounds like he’s trying to parody Louis Armstrong. I get what he was trying to do but it gets annoying after the third song. The love songs were some of the worst on here, it had me looking every 15 seconds to see if it was over yet. This also felt like a drag to get through even though it’s average length for an album. The reason it’s not a 1 star is that I thought the title track wasn’t that bad and in shade was a cool jam track. The album has nice guitar and organ parts and a blues style that I thought was pretty good, but it’s not enough to go back and listen to again. Overall the album would’ve been better if the singing wasn’t so jarring. Fav tracks: heart attack and vine, in shade Least fav tracks: saving all my love for you, Jersey girl, on the nickel
Wasn’t bad, it reminded me of Santana on how layered the songs are. Zombie has a political message tied to it that I didn’t catch at first listen which made me look at his bio on the wiki. Lots of different instruments that make it sound unique, but overall it didn’t really catch my attention. But enough to make me revisit the album in a couple of weeks. It’s solid background music. Fav track: Zombie Least Fav: none
I’ve actually never heard of Muddy Waters before this and damn, I enjoyed this album. It’s the blues at its finest. I don’t know much about the blues as some others probably do but this is a nice introduction to the genre. There isn’t really a miss on this album, and it’s an album I’ll probably save to go back to. Fav tracks: I’ve got my brand on you, goodbye Newport, meanest lady
Gives me punk rock vibes and little bit of weezer. The guitar work is solid. Doesn’t really stick with me though. Maybe a couple more listens but I’ve started this album multiple times now and the second half kinda blends together besides love like anthrax. Fav tracks: ether, not great men Least fav: none