The record is just fine. Lots of stuff built for the radio – tons of hits. Much less emotion than the previous record – almost the canary in the coal mine for the future of their music. Chris needs to emote more, monotony in vocal performance gets boring. Standout tracks are ones I haven't really heard before and are on the back end of the album – A Rush of Blood to the Head, Warning Sign, Amsterdam.
Probably my favorite Beatles album, but I still think they're better by themselves. PM's "Ram" and GH "All Things Must Pass" are masterpieces. Still don't life the british goofy songs they put out, they don't age well. Notable tracks for me are "I Want You" and the "Golden Slumbers". I also like how the latter half of the album is more of an experience rather than individual tracks.
Never a massive Beck fan, but it was a fun listen. Radio hits are the notable tracks, but also have heard too many times in my life. Also enjoyed "Novocaine" and and "High 5". This whole album is like Silver Jews meets Beastie Boys meets Eels meets electronica soundscapes – interesting but I'd rather listen to this stuff individually. Also like when Beck screams through distortion.
Reggae has always been more of a vibe for me than individual tracks. That's how I heard this album too. Really enjoyed "Them Belly Full". Not sure if I'll ever return to this album and give it my full attention. Still nice to have on in the background, like more reggae albums.
Fantastic Album. Still guitar-driven, has some elements of Brit Pop, but definitely dipping their toes into more experimental stuff that lead to "Ok Computer" – specifically "My Iron Lung". Favorite tracks – "Planet Telex", "The Bends", "Just".
First time listening through and I didn't finish. Largely bored with the record. I do like certain Depeche Mode cuts, just nothing really on this record – although I do like the opening track.
First time hearing. Too whimsical for my taste. I like a lot of prog stuff from this era but couldn't really latch onto any tracks. The album is absurdly long too, which didn't help.
Loved it. More of an art project than anything – something that I may revisit at some point but not really seek out. I can hear the influence and impact across several genres of music. Fav tracks: I kinda view this album as "Frankie Teardrop" and then all the other tracks. It kind of stands on it's own alone as piece, while the rest of the album is on a similar wavelength.
Fun album for what it is. Kind of all you need from that glammy, hair metal, arena rock era. Lots of radio hits – other than that, "Stagefright" was a fun one. I think this genre, as whole, hasn't aged very well. Probably won't be returning to this album any time soon.
Pivotal album. Really the turning point for Radiohead moving away from guitar-driven music and creating something truly unique. Really the only track that I feel reaches somewhat backwards is "Karma Police". Fun to return to this album in its entirety. I still feel like the album is rather front-loaded, but works well as a whole. "Paranoid Android", "Let Down", and "No Surprises" are still my favs.
Not for me. I've never liked Dr. John and this is the epitome of that. The album sounds like a 30-minute Zatarain's commercial.
Classic. Probably the 100th time I've spun this record. My only critique is that I wish there was more Stevie Nicks and less Christine McVie. Favorite tracks are "Second Hand News" and "The Chain".
Not for me. You really only need to listen to maybe 3-4 tracks to get the gist of this 15-song album – way too long for this monotony of sound. I haven't listened to much of Slipknot, but this album is definitely for nu-metal fan – which, I think, doesn't age well. I get that Joey Jordison was a great drummer, but it still didn't do it for me.
Interesting. I probably will never return to this album though – nothing really latched onto me. It's hard for me to pin the influence of this album.
I could never get past Wayne Coyne's voice. Unique but monotonous. I get that this album was a departure from their guitar-driven stuff, but it's just too whimsical for my taste.
Very self-aware. AC/DC operates in their own lane, basically covering the same 3 topics to create Sports bar rock n' roll. This album is double entendre after double entendre. I probably will never revisit this album in its entirety but won't be able to here the unavoidable hits at bars or sporting events.
Dated. I don't think it has the lasting power as much as other Beatles' records – although, I think this was maybe the first album where they stretched themselves outside of the bounds of their earlier sounds. "Norweigian Wood" is a great track. Other than that, I'm fairly apathetic about this record.
You can hear so much of Albini's influence – whether it be the song structure, sound, or production – on grunge/alternative/punk/HC. Collectively, the songs work well together. Definitely will revisit in the future.
Early Beatles do nothing for me. Songs are boring and repetitive. If it wasn't for 1966 and on – essentially, Revolver – I don't think I would like the Beatles at all.
Frat dudes co-opted this album, and it's a shame. Nostalgic sounds, really hard to picture outside of the mid 80's. Love the instrumental on "Why Worry" – a track built for headphones. I'll definitely return to some tracks that I've never previously heard.
Iggy Pop was the best unrestrained junkie frontman ever. This album is so unhinged for its time. "Raw Power" is an anthem. Standout tracks for me are "Penetration" and "Death Trip".
Pulls from both Folk Implosion and Dinosaur Jr, but I prefer them separately. Opening track "Soul and Fire" is the stronghold of the album.
It's like the boring parts of Air meets the soundtrack to N64's "Golden Eye". Will probably never revisit.
One of the top-tier dad rock albums of all time, if that's your thing. Notable track "Peaceful Easy Feeling".
Couldn't finish. Not for me.
Drug-induced Duran Duran vibes. No big ebbs and flows through the album, essentially a unidimensional album in which any single track gives you the gist of the rest of the album.
Great album but pales in comparison to Electric Warrior. Notable tracks are "Metal Guru", "Telegram Sam", and "Ballroom of Mars".
You gotta really be ok with Patti Smith's voice to get through the entire album. I prefer it over Janis Joplin, but I can understand a similar criticism. Notable tracks: "Gloria", "Redondo Beach", and "Free Money".
Really enjoyed this one. Notable tracks "Boys & Girls", "Tracy Jacks", and "Parklife".
Black Sabbath has their influence on so much of what is coming out of metal, and pretty much every sub-genre of hard rock, these days. While that's interesting, the influence doesn't do much for me. I'm not a huge fan of Ozzy's voice and their is too much redundancy for me in the guitar riffs.
This album gets lost in the sound of that era, late 2000s to early 2010s. Monotonous and unexciting. Not really sure why this album makes this list – almost as if an editor has some personal, nostalgic connection...
Meh. Feels a bit thrown-together and sloppy. I can see the influence, from groups like Belle & Sebastian to something like Coconut Records.
Dated. Nothing really here for me. I've heard so much of their music over my life, and none of it really latched on.
Not my favorite album by them.
Classic sound. Definitely "of an era".
A fun listen
Really enjoyed "Old Whore's Diet". I remember this album (or maybe Want One) was somewhat controversial as child? Not sure why. Vocal elements remind me of Travis or Thom Yorke.
Kiss sucks. "Shout It Out Loud" is a great track though. Kiss fans are like AC/DC fans – I know they exist, but I don't know anyone personally who just puts these albums on.
Didn't finish. Cool to hear the exorcist pulls, but I'm good on random instrumentation sporadically inserting itself throughout a 20 minute track. Not for me.
Classic. Heavily influential across metal and even some sub-genres of Hardcore.
Decent album, better EP. Tons of hits. Favorite tracks include "Back Hole Sun" and "The Day I Tried To Live". "Spoonman" was a massive radio hit, but the song is pretty terrible. Chris Cornell's voice isn't for me – the falsetto screams are a little too hair metal. They probably could have shortened this album by about 20-25 minutes. A 70 minute guitar-driven album gets boring.
Did not like this at all. Like a shitty version of a Damien Rice album. I think the shittiness was further intensified by the fact that there was a whole movement of this sound maybe 5 years later. Nothing exceptional about this sound at all. Also, there's no reason for this album to have 16 tracks. It's a mess.
I think this Aerosmith album was added to this collection for essentially just "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion". The rest of the album can be brushed off. I honestly think an album like "Get A Grip" would make more sense on this list.
This album is basically filled with every one of his radio hits save "Piano Man". Overall, was never a Billy Joel fan, and this just reconfirms that. Somewhat of an off-brand Elton John, who I'm also not a fan of.
Timeless and flawless.
Love the cover art. I have a special place for the Hammond B3 Organ.
Still think that reggae is mainly vibe music rather than individual tracks that you can listen to and dissect – just let the album play through. This stuck to me a little more than any Marley stuff.
Somewhat chaotic but collected. A total genre mash-up that reminds me of Beck during the same era. Will definitely return to this album to give it more thought.
Although it contains their biggest hits, it's not my fav (that's Amorica). This album is rooted in blue/rock n' roll fusion that I'm not a particular fan of. When they do fuse, I like it better in Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith – and I still don't really like it in those cases. Singer sounds like the singer of Buck Cherry, which doesn't help their case either.
I'm not a huge David Bowie fan, I do like some of his tracks though. On this album particularly – outside of the hits – it's mostly filler for me. "Queen Bitch" is a great track. Not sure if I'll ever revisit this album in its entirety again but will definitely hear "Changes", "Life of Mars" and "Queen Bitch" because, well, life.
For Kate Wolf fans, and probably for some specific eras of Joni Mitchell fans, as well. The album is more of a mood than anything – no real peaks and troughs. Favorite tracks for me include "El Preso Numero Nueve" and "I Know You Rider". Unlikely to revisit in its entirety, but curious to hear more Baez singing spanish.
Monkees on Acid.
I feel like it's always too late to "get into" Grateful Dead – their catalogue is intimidatingly massive. I've listened to this album before though, and it seems like they've departed quite of bit into the jam band genre. Although this is early in their career, to my minimal knowledge and exposure, it's much more straight-forward than other music they've released. I do respect their cult-like following, and I like aspects of the GD aesthetic, but their music overall doesn't do much for me.
Fantastic. So much to return to here. Outside of the hits, there are so many memorable tracks.
Not a fan of a cappella, even in this style. Although I can appreciate some elements, it's rather repetitive and not what I'm looking for – at least right now. The guy inserting, what only I can describe as, a "rolling z" sound throughout the record really annoyed me for some reason. I think it was supposed to come off as playful and funny perhaps, but landed as nuisance to my ears.
A classic – heavily influential. I don't know if I've ever listened to this album in its entirety before now. Title track is obviously the most well-known, but don't sleep on "Welcome Home" and "Orion".
Possibly something for David Byrne fans? Maybe a bit more erratic. This is the first time I've given Roxy Music a hard listen, but they've crossed my radar before – specifically "Country Life". Not totally sure what to grasp onto. Track I'll revisit: "Re-Make/Re-Model".
Flawless. I love Bad Brains, but I return to this album much more than any other. This album takes in so much timely influence and then spits out much more. H.R. delivers vocally. The confluence of hardcore with funk is perfectly executed. Just superb.
Why is this even on the list? There is nothing remarkable about any of it – especially in a 2017 release.
Album is bookended with hits. Lots of horns on this album – which I didn't hate. Still haven't totally latched onto all things Bowie.
Starts out so strong with the opening track. Then falls back into the ubiquity of 70's sounding guitar-driven "rock" music – especially the vocal tone.
Not my fav Eno, but a good one.
You've probably heard every track on this album, and rightly so. Every song is a hit. Not my favorite Steely Dan album (that goes to Aja), but definitely worth your time.
Got pretty bored with it.
I can't stand Janis Joplin's voice.
Surprisingly enjoyable. Really only one radio hit, but the whole thing feels like 80's montage music. Will definitely revisit a few tracks in the future.
I like Merle, but this album doesn't really differentiate itself from all things Merle – or that era of country artists, for that matter.
Fantastic work. Probably his best, outside of "Nebraska"
Cool cover art.