Obviously legendary songwriter. A little twangy for my liking at times but Desolation Row & Ballad Of A Thin Man were 2 songs I'd never heard before that I really enjoyed. Need to take more time out to listen to Bob Dylan, a ton of history being from MN that I am ignorant of!
Had a bunch of notes but they got deleted. I liked the first half of this album but hated the 2nd half. As a vocal talent, I've definitely overlooked Alice Cooper and always thought of him as a TV celebrity, but sitting down and listening to this album definitely changed my mind. Would have been fun to see this band live in their prime, the music just seems so tailored to live shows.
Congo/salsa music. Was not expecting to enjoy this at all but I had it on in the background while I was working and found myself swaying along to the music. Still not really my style or anything I would listen to on a regular basis but it makes you want to move.
Have this album on vinyl already so I'll listen to it on that. Gorillaz are one of my favorite acts and I already know this album is 5/5!
I'd describe as modern, electronic psych. A little tooooo beep boop for my tastes but the vocals are dreamy and fit into what the instrumentation is doing. First half is a lot stronger imo and I saved a couple songs I liked. Mixture of 60s, 80s & modern so super unique. Not something I would buy myself but I can see the appeal.
Clearly an iconic Jazz album. I guess that's what happens when you have some of the best musicians in their field all in one place. Super chill music that will stand the test of time. I gotta get this one on vinyl.
First couple songs sound like the music you'd find in a 90s teenage romcom. Pretty light rock. Slower, jangly guitars with a focus on vocal melody. A little too light rock for me, only saved 1 song to my Spotify
Not on spotify so listening on YouTube. Hopefully it's decent quality compared to the actual record. The best way I can describe her voice is "pure," it's like what you envision a siren/angel to sound like. Super folky music though, which isn't my style. Especially the sudden shift to higher pitches in the middle of verses. Just doesn't really do it for me. I did enjoy the title track "Blue," the intro gave me chills. Definitely recognized "California" from multiple movies and shows. "River" was another song I enjoyed so maybe it was just the first half of the album that I didn't care much for. I can see why this album is so well-renowned, but I wouldn't necessarily put it in my own collection.
Birth of pop-punk? Pretty familiar with this album since I'm a 90s kid. Already had Basket Case and Welcome To Paradise added in Spotify. Another record I enjoy but maybe not quite enough to go out and buy it to add to the collection. I think the album works because of how short all the songs are because they are so similar. If the songs were any longer it would start to get a little tedious, but it's super easy to listen to the album from front to back.
Very appropriate name for this album. I don't really find myself wanting to listen to black/thrash metal very often but listening through, I did find myself headbanging along. Didn't add any songs to my Spotify but I'll make sure to discuss this album with metalhead friends!
Damn. I don't think I've every just sat down with this album and listened but this time I was at my parents in a completely dark room with no windows and gave myself time to just absorb it. For an album made in 1994 it sounds so modern. Could have been created yesterday. Super dark and gritty and I appreciate this album a lot more than I ever did before. Hurt is still the standout to me, but I definitely want to try to find this on vinyl sometime. Another album where the songs individually aren't that appealing as far as adding them to spotify or whatever, but the album as a whole is something to experience.
Like a darker version of Bob Dylan. I'm familiar with Leonard Cohen but taking the time to listen let me appreciate the creativity in his lyrics. Similar to other albums so far, not too many songs I added to my spotify but I understand why people love him. To me, he's essentially a poet who can also sing, which doesn't really make me want to listen to the music on a regular basis, but I did enjoy revisiting the songs.
Pretty unique for a metal album. Some central american/other elements like a didgeridoo? chanting and lighter drums like bongos or something. Didn't end up adding any songs to my Spotify just because metal isn't really my genre of choice but a couple songs had me nodding my head.
You can definitely hear some of the beginnings of hip hop in the record. Or at least some things that influenced the beginning of hip hop. I usually associate Sly with more upbeat tunes like "thank you for letting me be myself" and "everyday people" but this record is a little slower and darker. Spaced Cowboy however is just not good. one of the weirdest most out of place songs i've heard on any album possibly. didn't add any songs to spotify
Album cover looks like it's going to be a psych album but a couple songs in it seems super poppy for the 60s. I really enjoyed this album. The harmonies are catchy and there is some darkness in the lyrics and instrumentation in contrast with the overall poppiness. Added 4-5 songs to Spotify and I'll be on the lookout for this album at vinyl places.
My god, is this where the indie girl voice comes from?! Can't really fault Bjork for that totally since it's probably her legit accent but I HATE that vocal style. Very lush instrumentation and the choir aspect makes the album feel epic, almost like a soundtrack for a movie. But I don't know if I can get over the indie girl accent.
Classic Led Zeppelin, I love Bron-Yr-Aur from this album, such a catchy little guitar song. Big fan of this band and heard the album before
Had to listen on YouTube so no idea as far as which songs I liked most, but definitely enjoyed the funk. Heard a lot of the west coast rap origins within this album too, since P-Funk was highly influential in building that sound.
Bittersweet symphony opening track. what a banger. I know I've listened to this whole album before but I'll sit down and pay attention this time. I added a couple of these songs to my spotify, pretty solid mix of psych, shoegaze and britpop. Didn't know that bittersweet symphony sampled rolling stones!
Not on Spotify so listening on YouTube. I wish Spotify would tell you when you lose songs or if they get removed! I had no idea all my Neil Young songs were gone. I enjoy Neil Young's music and voice. I know he's not for everyone though. "A Man Needs A Maid" would be a really solid song to sample. "Heart Of Gold" is a classic. This is driving in California along the coast music with the wind in your hair. Super easy listening but such a good one front to back.
I've heard VU and Nico before but never actually listened to any other albums. Pale Blue Eyes seems like the standout here but the basslines are killer. Lou Reed knew what was up. Not a super big fan of the music but clearly a very influential band.
I have "A Wizard A True Star" on vinyl but this is much different. So far kind of easy classic rock. I think Todd Rundgren is pretty eccentric so I'm excited to see how much this strays away from the sound on AWATS. "I Saw The Light" is on classic radio stations all the time I immediately recognized that one. Can't get over the "lightness" of this album so far 4 songs in. My god this album is long! I do like it, but idk if I like enough songs to add this huge giant album to my Spotify. Also unique in that a lot of the chatter was just left in between songs so it has a very informal feel while the music is very polished.
Really strong voice. I liked the opening track a lot, saved to Spotify. Reminds me a little bit of Tracy Chapman with the guitar, lower voice and lyrics. This is they type of music you have on in the background while doing chores or something. I enjoyed it.
Only familiar with Nick Cave via "Red Right Hand" from Peaky Blinders. First 2 songs are way more ethereal than expected, but given the album cover maybe I should have expected that. A lot of the songs have an almost ambient quality to them and with Nick Cave's powerful voice I didn't see how a whole album could work like this but it's good. Not so much "listen to these songs in your free time" type music but as a project itself the album is enjoyable.
Some solid jazz. It is live and there some songs where they mess up and just kept it in, which is kind of charming. Definitely background music to put on during chores or something but i didn't save any to my spotify.
Sounds like a mix of punk and Billy Joel style piano riffs. Kind of Rolling Stones-esque too. Saved "Trash" to my spotify and giving it a 2nd listen. Good overall!
Starts off with some discoey funk. Then goes into salsa pretty quickly. The music definitely makes you move but as a non spanish speaker I have no clue what the lyrics are saying. Although idk if that's even really the point of salsa!
I will be the first to admit I don't really like live albums but I like The Who so I'll give it a shot. First song just reminds me of why I don't really prefer listening to live music unless it's live. Muffled vocals and mix overall. Where are the drums bro? How can Keith Moon's drums sound quiet? dumb. Apparently this is the best live rock album ever recorded which just leads me to believe even more that I'll never like live albums.
Ok some hip hop. I have heard this album front to back many times and it's a classic. Giving it another spin. What a banger album. I gotta find this one on vinyl too. Just makes you want to nod your head. 5/5
Some more OG hip hop. I can always recognize the impact these dudes had on the genre but tbh their style isn't my favorite. Crazy that Walk This Way really broke hip hop into the mainstream. I think a lot of people discount the actual difference Run DMC made in hip hop. That being said, imo the album just doesn't age that well due to the structure of the rhymes. I definitely prefer the more lyrical, creative acts in this age like Rakim, Kool G Rap, etc.
Interesting. I read a little bit about the album before listening so I knew that it was created to be a soundtrack to a film that didn't exist. Pretty cool concept and the music had a dramatic flair to it, but i can't see myself listening to it in my free time.
I don't speak french so it's a little tough for me to judge the album. Music kind of seemed like it was meant for a film or something but to be fair since I don't really know what's going on I'll give the album a 3.
A jam from front to back. Forgot how many samples came from this record. "Pastime Paradise" = Gangsta's paradise. Every song had me nodding my head. Stevie is a goat
Got this one on vinyl. "Dancing Queen" is maybe one of the top pop songs of all time. Insane how it hasn't aged at all in 50 years. I enjoy Abba. I think people lump them into the disco subgenre but really they are absolute pop and great at it.
I am pretty familiar with the sex pistols and their story. already have god save the queen & anarchy in the uk in my spotify. definitely heard this album before but I'll give it another spin. Still as punk as ever.
Never really knew anything outside of "Red Red Wine" from this band but the whole album is pretty chill. I think I've always wrote off reggae as stoner music but I should give it another chance because I really liked the entire album.
A true classic. For 1957 this sounds pretty modern still. Maybe because it influenced so many records after it. You can hear a ton of people after modeling Little Richard. James Brown, Otis Redding, etc. It would have been really interesting to be young during this time when nothing else sounded like this, without knowing how rock and roll would branch off in so many directions.
Already know Tom Sawyer and YYZ but not familiar with the other songs here. Love Rush though! Didn't even realize that those 2 songs weren't on my Spotify already. Added witch hunt and limelight, limelight especially struck my fancy with the synth chords and chorus.
Really chill 90sish smooth pop. I'm not a huge fan of this genre of music. It's like half acoustic with drum machines. Just can't get into this one.
First song got me boppin. I was expecting another samba/salsa type album but this is funkier so far. I actually added 3 songs to my spotify even though I don't speak spanish above a 3rd grade level. Super groovy and catchy melodies. Taj Mahal and Ponta De Lanco were insta-adds.
I actually just listened to this album earlier this past week from a "top post punk albums" list. Spellbound is the most obvious song on this album that I added, but listening again now. I prefer the more new-wave sound vs post punk. "Into The Light" has some killer guitar licks that I must have just glossed over last time I listened. Still like the more new wave style of this era.
VU is another one of those bands I can acknowledge was pioneering and led to other genres and styles of music, but I have trouble getting into them. "The Gift" for example just seems so pretentious.
A little punkish, but also pretty melodic with songs like Hospital. Roadrunner & Pablo Picasso are pretty cool songs too. I've never heard of this band before this so it's always interesting to be exposed to a brand new sound. I may have to look up what else the guitarist for this band has done because I like the tone and emotion behind the guitar specifically.. Pretty weird sounding record but I enjoyed it a lot. Like a more evolved Velvet Underground without the pretentiousness
Bluesyyyyyy. JM has such a unique voice. Always seems somewhat monotone but still somehow comes through as emotional. Idk if I've just come to appreciate blues more because I never really vibed with the doors too much but I added a few songs off this album to my spotify.
Muddy Waters is one of those names you hear a ton when talking about blues but I can't immediately think of his songs specifically. Should be a good first listen! Definitely pure blues through and through. I like blues but I do feel that it can be a bit "samey" at times where all songs just don't have that thing that makes me distinguish one from another. Clearly talented but not something I would add to my personal collection.
Reminds me of a 70s Jack Johnson vibe. I really have a distaste for this type of music, I find it so boring and uninspired. Just really not for me so I gotta rate this one low.
Instrumental from front to back. Watermelon man is clearly the most famous here but the instrumentals were different enough to keep me invested.
I remember working at Moorhead Country Club when this album came out and it was everywhere. I liked Wanksta and In Da Club. I was more of a Kanye fan so I never gave this full album a listen. Sometimes I forget how huge 50 Cent was though, this album is a lot better than I remember. I dismissed it is pop rap back in the day but a few of the songs have that New York sound that has just kind of gone away. I liked it a lot more than I was expecting to, even though I'm very familiar with hip hop!
Curtis Mayfield was an absolute gem. Front to back this album is just banger after banger. Makes me want to watch the movie too! I am putting this on my "vinyl albums to look out for" list for sure.
Classic! Raekwon is one of my favorite emcees. Time for another listen.
I can acknowledge Chris Cornell has an insane talent vocally, but I just can't really vibe with Soundgarden. Idk why, but I gotta just leave this album as a 3.
Dance electronic music a la Daft Punk. I only knew BJ from "Where's Your Head At?" but this album was really enjoyable from front to back. Added a couple songs to spotify
You can kind of tell what kind of music this is going to be just based off of the cover art. Pretty soft poppish music that you'd hear in coffee shops. Just interesting enough to be likable but nothing unique enough to stand out or remember. 3/5 for me
Def one of the more underrated 70s band imo. I usually don't like the more "artsy" type of rock but something about Supertramp & the way they mix melody, piano riffs & guitar breakdowns somehow connects with me. I have a couple records of theirs on vinyl but need to keep a look out for this record because "School" & "Rudy" were adds to my Spotify.
Wow this is a rare case of me knowing absolutely 0 about an artist before going into an album. Exciting! Pretty standard early 90s music feel in the first few songs. lighter, janglyish yet dreamy guitars with the soft singing style. Okay weirdly venturing into psych or folk-psych territory. Mixing some electronic elements in here too. Maybe I misjudged off the first few songs because it's been a really diverse palate of styles. Still not totally my style but this seems like one of those under the radar albums that should get more attention
I like Elvis Costello but this album is almost too polished in a way compared to what I expect. Definitely more of a fan of his earlier 80s stuff.
Hmm I listened to another one of their albums because of this album generator and wasn't really feeling it but this seems less "soft-pop" compared to Idlewild. Some sampling and stuff going on which is more interesting to me. Kind of reminds me of 90s minimal triphop/electronic sound. I would not have even guessed that this is the same group that made Idlewild. I much prefer this style.
Never heard of these guys before either, but I like garage rock. This is super early so I'm surprised I haven't heard them listed as inspiration for other bands. Will have to look more into their discography.
Legendary band & album. Saw the Stones in 2019 with the full lineup before Charlie Watt passed & Gimme Shelter was one of the best live songs I've ever seen. Hard to not know what to expect from this album but always fun to listen to.
Insane opening track. I think Ace of Spades the song gets overlooked since it's so short but it really is great. Energy from the first note and doesn't slow down. After how many years there still isn't much that sounds like it. Fast paced metal from front to back, almost punkish in pace though.
Dj Premier is my favorite producer of all time. All of his beats are classic & you can hear the hunger in Guru's rhymes. This is definitely old school with the squealy beats & melodies & admittedly I much prefer their late 1990s beats, but it's fun to go back and see where they started.
90s alternative rock to the t. I didn't save any songs off this album because it's not my fave genre, but very catchy and melodic. Transports me back to my mom driving me and my little bro to the pool when we were kids because it just has that exact aesthetic of radio songs in that era.
Never heard of this band or any of their songs before but I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting more of a strictly 90s style vibe, but the album had some pretty diverse sounds. I saved My Curse and Now You Know to my Spotify.
Crazy to be writing this but I don't think I've ever listened to a Jimi Hendrix record front to back. You hear his songs all the time but looking forward to sitting down with more time to listen. Purple Haze is clearly recognizable immediately and if the rest of the album can match it, I'll be pleasantly surprised. Hey Joe was one I saved, then learned it's already a super popular song to cover.
This album has been popping up on a ton of lists I've been researching and I see why. I'm a huge fan of 80s music and especially new wave type stuff. This is a little more moody than most of that but it's something unique. The Smiths and The Cure are 2 bands I've come to really enjoy. Saved half the songs to my Spotify.
I love 808s and dance music but idk about this one. I usually like House-style music but something about the songs here were a little harsh for my taste. Not bad music by any means just not for me.
Have Guilt & Working Class Hero saved on my Spotify already. I go through periods where I like Marianne's voice and others where it's just grating to me. Overall I like the album but can never make a decision how much I actually like it upon revisits, so probably a 3 for me.
Adele's soulful voice was something out of nowhere back in the late 2000s. I feel like I've taken it for granted since she was everywhere in pop & pop culture for the last 10 years. Still doesn't take away how catchy & vocally impressive this album is.
Nu-metal. What a genre. I wasn't hardcore enough to listen to Korn back in the day. Maybe I overlooked their music, we'll see. lol @ the Fred Durst feature. Still not really the type of music I want to listen to.
Got this one on vinyl already. It's strange because all I remember hearing of this band growing up was making fun of garfunkel but I think their sound together has always been much more interesting that Simon alone. Songwriting is phenomenal but without the harmonies sometimes PS can fall flat. Love this album and can always come back to it and enjoy it on repeat listens.
Colorado sticks on on this one so far. I am a bit hot and cold when it comes to this "Americana" style country/folk from the 60s/70s. Sometimes I like the twanginess and other times it's just not what I want to hear. This one is a bit more soulful so I like it, but probably not something that will stay in rotation a ton for me.
I like electronic music, but unfortunately some old electronic albums just don't age well compared to what has come since. I'm sure this was a groundbreaking sound in 1990 but I'm just not a huge fan of that TR909 sound or whatever it is that's so prevalent in 90s electronic. Also why do choruses from electronic songs in the 90s sound like they are written by moms and dads who listen to rap and try to imitate it? Not going to knock the album too hard, just not for me.
Poison Arrow brings back memories of Vice City. I'm an 80s music fan so we'll see what else ABC has to offer. Pretty catchy overall, I added Look of Love to my Spotify. A little "theatrical" for my tastes but the instrumentation is almost veering into pop territory, where I thought the band was going to be more of a new wave style.
Man one song in and I'm wondering wtf this is. It's like country songs made into showtunes and sung by Ray Charles and his backup singers? Alright the 2nd song seems a lot better and what I would want to hear from Ray Charles. Okay I overreacted on the first song, the rest of them are classic RC.
Country is probably least favorite genre, but maybe I'm scarred by 2000s country. I can see how people would enjoy this album if they liked that outlaw country sound, but it's not for me.
I haven't really enjoyed other Sonic Youth Albums but I get the hype for them a little more now. Maybe this album is just purely more commercially catchy, but I found myself getting sucked into the songs and losing track of time. +1 for getting me into a band I thought I didn't like
Damn, after 20 years there still isn't really anything that sounds like Smashing Pumpkins. Great album front to back and one I need to add to my vinyl collection.
Seems like a spiritual predecessor to grunge in some ways. Slower, heavier music. Human Cannonball is one of my faves so far because it veers more into the punk sound. Clearly most people including me only know Butthole Surfers via songs like Pepper and Who Was In My Room Last Night? (which rule btw) but this is interesting to hear more of their music before those songs popped.
Interesting album. Mostly just "spoken word" in the setting of a jazz club. I like it but another one of those albums where I don't know when I would actually sit down and listen from front to back or choose a specific time to pick a song to listen to.
I love 80s style synthy music so this is right up my alley. Some of the world music style stuff didn't really hit with me, for example jig of life felt like a really strange mashup of genres that didn't completely come together. Cloudbusting is my favorite on this album, it has so much feeling behind it and it's hopeful and hopeless all at the same time. Overall great album
This album absolutely screams 90s electronic. I enjoy the instrumentation but I really don't like the female electronic voice in the majority of these songs. Not really sure why but it always somehow makes the songs cornier. I 100% believe this album would be better without vocals.
I've listened to this album on so many top lists and heard how Talking Heads are a GOAT band but I just can't seem to find the interest for myself. I can acknowledge they are great musicians and pioneers in the new wave era, which I love. Just too silly for me at times and hectic arrangements can't keep me interested.
I appreciate blues artists but not my style. Within genres I understand there is going to be some similarities but I can't for the life of me distinguish between blues songs and for that reason I can't get into it.
I have this one on vinyl, I feel like Duran Duran gets a bad rap for being poppy 80s music but they were absolute masters at getting songs stuck in your head. I love 80s music so I'm biased but this is a great one. Obviously Rio and Hungry Like The Wolf are the most well-known songs here, but Lonely in your Nightmare and Save a Prayer are severely underrated.
Classic Stevie. I was not familiar with this record at all but I like it. It's a little more somber than other Stevie albums I'm used to but it's refreshing in a way. Sometimes you don't feel like bopping along to superstition and this is a good change of pace.
People really love Fiona Apple but another one I can't get into. It's definitely a unique sound, and maybe it's just the hype of new music from her, but not really an album I would care about hearing again.
This was a new band for me. Reminds me a bit of coldplay but a little more rockish and not so much pop. I enjoyed a couple songs but nothing too crazy to write home about.
Great album. Brown Sugar and Can't You Hear Me Knocking are my favorites, but Wild Horses, Dead Flowers and Sway are all killer tracks. Legendary band for good reason and I was lucky enough to see their full lineup in Denver in 2019. They live up to the hype of 50+ years, which you just can't say about many other bands ever.
It's funny because I love the 80s and 90s when it comes to fashion, aesthetic, cars, etc but I feel like those years have wildly differences in music and how well it ages. Some of the sounds from drum machines in this specific era just sound so CORNY now. I've never heard this album or artist before and the most compelling thing I noticed is that she's a chorus master, but the rest of the song just seems kind of blah. A good album, but nothing I want to listen to again
Never heard of this band before. I really like the instrumentation but the "falsettoness" of the lead singer is making it hard for me to fully get into this band. All "The fun Powder Plot" hooked me right away with the intro but the vocals fell flat to the point that I un-added it from my Spotify songs. All The Kings Men was a good one too. just overall not a singer I want to listen to for a prolonged period of time
Kid A and OK Computer seem to get all the attention but this album flew under the radar for me. idk if it's just that people forgot about Radiohead after the year 2000 or are just stuck on those other albums because of how great they are, but I think this album is a lot more accessible and less pretentious. Doesn't mean it's necessarily better but I am enjoying it more. Don't write this one off just because it's not Radiohead's most well-known
A whole lot of fuzz. Sounds like a whole lot of those other San Fran bands from the late 60s. Probably groundbreaking at the time but not something I would want to listen to on repeat.
solid post punkish album. idk if this band was ever in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater but that's the type of vibe this album gives off. Liked it but didn't love it
The Beatles are a GOAT band. That's not really negotiable. BUT that doesn't mean I personally have to love their music. I've always found the Beatles a bit too poppy and upbeat for my tastes. I know not every album is like that, but this one is. just 3 stars from me
Good album but I wish the 16 minute songs were 3-4 separate ones. Clearly this is an electronic group so makes sense as to why the songs are longer, akin to a dj set with each flowing into the next, but as an album I think it's a missed opportunity.
This actually had some really catchy bops on it, but I don't speak the language so hard to fully get behind the album. I was grooving along to the instrumentation though, so I'll give it a 3
Nick Cave has a super unique style and past albums I haven't been able to get into it, but this one has been different. This album has a sort of "Irish pub" feel where the songs are all catchy and singalong-able. That feeling that contrasts with the subject matter and makes for an interesting listen.
Certified classic. everything just hits so hard! nothing like Led Zeppelin
I'm not sure how to rate this one. Good background music but I don't even really remember any specific part of any songs on the album. everything is so samey that it just sort of moves along without registering anything in my head. ok
bro i'm sorry but live albums are just not my thing. this one sounds very good in comparison to their album sound, but why would I want to listen to a live album vs the actual album recording.
Super unique album. Instrumentals that slowly blend into each other. a little hard to add on spotify or something since the songs are 26 mins each, but I have this album on vinyl and it's a great one to just sit back and play in the background. only part I hate is the weird chanting bit in part 2.
Stevie is a goat, and Innervisions is a classic. Definitely keeps you grooving but not necessarily something I want to listen to over and over
Pretty interesting noise rock or early industrial rock. for the 80s this sounds pretty modern but not my favorite style of music
great jazz music but again with the live albums. I think jazz translates better than most but live albums can't be more than a 3 in my book
Nirvana? Good. Nirvana live? Good. Nirvana live album? ehhhhhhh. I don't get the appeal
Truly great album. Can't think of another woman mc that blends melody, flow, beats, storytelling so seamlessly into a single project. Only knock for me is the skits, but I can tolerate these in the context of the album compared to a lot of other rap albums with random skits that add nothing to the album story.
Catchy enough. Is this a Christmas album? I know it's not a traditional Christmas album but it really seems like it was made to be played in the background while mom is making cookies in the kitchen and the snowflakes are melting on the windows. never really been a Swifty but I liked the general vibe
I think I've heard this album before on a "best of new wave" list or something. This guy seems like a very jokester artist who doesn't take himself too seriously. A few catchy songs but at a certain point in the album it feels like novelty. maybe that's the point? not bad but not something I would seek out again
I have a weird relationship with Leonard Cohen's music. He's clearly an amazing songwriter with a style all his own, but I get tired of his vocals. I think of him as more of a poet than a singer, so I can't bring myself to give this a super high rating even though I love the lyrics
This is like quintessential hotel lounge music, but I actually like it. Perfect background music for putting on while doing chores, working, cooking, etc. Glad I was introduced to this band.
Certified classic. No wasted audio space on the whole album. I need to get this on vinyl
I have this one on vinyl. I think it was actually my dad's or uncles. Paul Simon is a great writer, but his music itself isn't always for me. A lil twangy for my tastes
Can't really find a way to get into the post-punk/noise rock genre. Interesting soundscapes but i find it hard to listen to an entire album of it.
Not a huge fan of the twang. I don't even really like "The Weight" which seems to be a beloved song by almost everyone. Again, not a bad album but not one I would seek out again.
Probably blasphemous to give this a 4 compared to other 3 stars I've handed out, but I enjoy sample-based music and these songs get stuck in your head all day. Listen to them while working, driving, cleaning, whatever. I should get this on vinyl
good music but live album
What a strange album. It's very unique but there are times where it feels like it's in a different language. The Nawlins vibe is so heavy that I don't think many people (including me) outside of that area will really vibe with it
I mean, being a hip hop fan this is an easy 5 stars. certified classic
I love Wu Tang and Method Man but for whatever reason I can't fully get down with Tical. I know it's regarded as Method Man's best album but maybe I just like him more as a verse here and there in other songs.
Pretty chill instrumental-type album. I saved Glass Museum. Definitely a few sections of Djed that caught my ear too, but 20 mins is too long of a song for me to add and not absolutely love. Cool discovery, never heard of this band before but can see how they would be unique for the 90s.
Really only know SV from Tom's Diner, so excited to hop in and see what she's about. Pretty basic music but it's stuck between the 80s and 90s. SV is an interesting singer but there's something about her music just doesn't lend itself to repeat listens. Maybe because it's half talking? Modern folk? not a bad album, but not interesting enough for me to go back to.
Great talent but what a waste. Single-handedly brought back that jazzy club soulful style of singing. I find Rehab to be one of the weaker tracks tbh. you Know Im No good, Back To Black and Addicted are all great great songs. Almost a 5 but not quite
Haven't ever gone down the Marvin Gaye rabbithole but this was funkier than I was expecting. the man has vocal chops but I didn't really expect to be shoulder-shimmying so much to an album about an acrimonious divorce. definitely going to be giving this a 2nd listen.
I'm a much bigger fan of East Coast rap. Never really got the huge fascination with Ice Cube, I think Dre is the real genius behind NWA. The one thing I can point to is that Ice Cube was always very outspoken about social injustices, so props for that. But as far as something I want to listen to, this album is good not great.
I don't think I appreciated Oasis as much as I should have. Always loved Wonderwall even though it's become the butt of jokes. It's a legit GOAT song. Live Forever, Supersonic and Slide Away are gonna be on repeat for me moving forward
Ok. I don't "get" Velvet Underground I guess because their music has never really grabbed me. Probably revolutionary as far as social commentary but the music itself? meh
Solid euro new wave synth album. Sweet dreams is the standout but a lot of really catchy basslines and synth textures if you like 80s stuff like me.
Super funky and soulful. a ton of sample gold in the songs. Only real knock is the "story" for the first 6 minutes of By The Time I Get To Phoenix. That's just too long for my millenial brain to wait for the music to start.
pretty groundbreaking for the time, ushered in the whole grunge era with Nirvana and others. I think Eddie Vedder's voice is a love it or hate it with no in between but this album is great. Black, Garden and Even Flow are repeats on my Spotify.
There were individual moments in this album that I liked, but it was SO samey that it was hard for me to pinpoint any one song that I would want to revisit. Highway Patrolman was one that I did save, but this is one that I don't think I would need to listen to again.
Super catchy and TC is a great talent, but I can't get into the style. In some ways the songs just seem so memey that they were meant for a platform like Vine or TikTok. I get pretty tired of it
My favorite hip hop album from my favorite hip hop artist. auto 5
I do love me some new wave and synth music so as far as albums go this is right up my alley. I don't always like Gary Numan's singing style, but the instrumentation is just pure 80s and I love it.
Jack White is a goddamn treasure. I am usually not a bluesy sound guy, but this album is like a marriage of blues and harder rock. Seven Nation Army still gets people going after 20 years so they must have done something right. Unique sound for their time and just didn't care what everyone else was doing. Great album, need this on vinyl
I like Brit pop and there were a couple songs on here I enjoyed, but there's also some weird ska-like instrumentation that I couldn't get down with.
this is the honkiest, tonkiest album I've ever heard and it ain't for me.
I like "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" Yes more than I like "Roundabout" Yes which is probably a sin, but it is what it is. I find myself enjoying some of the breakdowns in this album more than the rest of the song. No doubt the instrumentation is impressive on a lot of the songs too, but when it comes to repeated listening this isn't an album I would find myself going back to. I think it's the "minstreliness" of some Yes records I just can't get behind.
Oh boy. Noise rock. This should go over well in the comments section. I definitely prefer some semblance of melody in the music I listen to and while the genre is not something I want to outright dismiss, I haven't found any bands I can really get down with among the noise rock staples. It's not just the fact that these songs are actively hard to listen to, it's that they are also long and drawn out. For me personally, this is an album I could have gone without hearing.
Still just not a huge Beatles guy. I can recognize the impact they had on rock but I can't fully get into any of their albums. Songs here and there that I like and enjoy but overall I don't find myself seeking out Beatles music.
I'm a sucker for 80s albums. Once you get past the title track which I'm sure you've heard hundreds of times, the album is deeper than you expect. I feel like 50% of people think Bruce Springsteen is a patriot, America First type of guy and 50% know that his music actually appeals to working class. He does a good job of making social commentary catchy. I'm On Fire is the best song on the album but Dancing In The Dark and Downbound Train are both great too
Elvis is a great talent. I grew up listening to a ton of his albums because my grandparents and uncles/aunts loved him. It's weirdly nostalgic for me even though I personally never really listened to him on my own. Sitting down now reminds me of them and I can see why he was popular. Great voice and super easy songs to have in the background while you'r'e doing anything.
Reminds me a lot of Love, or Mothers Of Invention, but I like both of those bands' sound more. "Where There's Woman" was the only song I ended up saving.
I really like Van Morrison's voice. Super unique mixture of southern rock, soul, blues. With this album specifically though, the songs seem to go on just a bit too long. "Beside You" is teetering on the edge of being too long but the one I saved to my library. I like Wikipedia's categorization of the album "prog-folk" haha. It is different than other albums in 1968 though and I enjoy it.
Good alternative rock album. Range Life and Elevate Me Later were the two that stuck out to me enough to save in Spotify.
clearly a classic album but Jazz isn't on my top genres to listen to.
Listening to this after Xmas so my cheer is gone. But this album has tons of those songs you hear in the mall while shopping for presents. Hard not to get nostalgic so I'm still gonna rate it pretty high
Ya boy's got this one on vinyl already. Superstition and You Are The Sunshine of my Life are the standouts but Blame It On The Sun is lowkey better. Stevie is such a unique artist bringing funk, soul, songwriting and great vocal talent together.
Definitely hear some of the prototype ATCQ sound here. Somehow the sounds here don't give off tooooo much of a 90s sound. The fact that it's aged this well is a testament to the quality of music, but it's really not something I would spin regularly.
never heard of this band before but you could have told me this album came out in 2022 and I would believe you. I really enjoyed it and as an electronic music listener I'll be on the lookout for more Leftfield music
I do not speak spanish so I almost skipped this one, but I'm glad I didn't. I would usually only give albums I can't understand a 3 star review to be fair, but something about this album's melodies really hooked me. so i gotta give it a 4
Love Led Zeppelin but III happens to be one of my least fave albums. Starts out insanely strong with Immigrant Song and then I just lose interest. Great band, great album but not for me.
An absolute classic for a midwesterner like myself whose parents played Eagles on loop. I usually don't like the twangier country-rock bands but Eagles do it right.
I did listen all the way through this one, and I hate try not to give albums a 1 star rating because there should be some value to listening to all of them on here, but this German industrial noise punk was actively hard to listen to. maybe that's the point but I would have a hard time recommending this to anyone. there were a couple cool parts in there but nothing memorable enough to give more than 1.5 stars and since this is out of 5, I have to round down.
Idk why but I've always lumped Jane's Addiction in with Seattle grunge bands but they definitely have a sound all their own. Sometimes Perry Farrell's voice can be grating but there are certain songs where it just fits perfectly. Been Caught Stealing, Obvious, Three Days are a great stretch of songs on this album.
Super early blues rock. I like the guitar tones but generally just not a big fan of blues lyrics/singing.
I've had Lazarus in my Spotify since 2016 but none of the other songs really grabbed me on Blackstar. Significant in the fact it's his last album I believe but not one I want to listen to over and over again
Pretty good light britpop. Saved a couple songs to Spotify, I'd never heard this band before
Pretty amazing voice. I'd love to hear how some modern singers sound trying their hand at "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got". This isn't really an album you listen to over and over but I'm having a hard time poking holes in it. 4 stars even though I only added a couple songs to Spotify
Instrumental jazz album with limited vocals. Zappa's a legend and a great musician, just not really a type of album that makes me want to listen over and over.
I've always heard this band's name but never listened to their music. Pretty unique blend of post-punk, punk, metal, alt rock. Lead singer reminds me of a blend of Freddie Mercury and Billy Corgan maybe? idk but I really enjoyed this album front to back, She is Suffering and Archives of Pain are a couple standouts imo
Good catchy music, but spanish not being my first language makes it hard for me to get into it. The hip-hop mashups are ehhhhhhhh. Seems like a very 2000s album where rap is just featured to be featured even though it doesn't really fit the vibe.
Never took the time to listen to Rod Stewart. He has a really unique voice which I was impressed with. But the twangy, singer songwriter vibe isn't hitting for me. Maggie May is the standout here but I don't see myself coming back to this album
I was expecting this to be super dated and apparent that it was a 90s dance band. There are definitely moments that seem dated, but for the most part the synths and sounds hold up well. Groove is in the Heart is the one people know but, I liked Good Beat and What Is Love?
Short little lofi punkish songs. All the songs are sub 3 minutes so it's kind of hard to tell one from the next and it all blends together. It had it's catchy moments but it would be hard for me to call out one single song or part of the album that stood out.
I can see where this would be appealing in 1988. Something completely different than 80s hair bands and a little heavier. I've never been a super big fan of Metallica but I 100% see how loyal their fans are and it's because of this sound. Just a 3 for me though
People jizz their pants over Joni Mitchell but I just don't get it. Her voice is amazing but at times her songs seem like the ramblings of a crazy person. Good background music but just a 3 for me
Dang these are songs I've heard probably hundreds of times but didn't know it was all on one album. Do It Again, Dirty Work, Reelin In The Years. Crazy production value and just a good solid listen from front to back. I need to keep an eye out for this one on vinyl
the epitome of light rock in the y2k era. Can't discount the sound quality of this album but just mediocre for me