--- muse black holes and revelations --- take a bow 2/3 k maybe a bit long, but overall i like it. it _sounds_ like a minute long intro track, but lasts almost five minutes? --- starlight 3/3 this is the title track, the chorus repeats the album name. i always forget this is the title track cause it's not named for the album --- supermassive black hole 2/3 too slow --- map of the problematique 3/3 --- invincible 1/3 i just want to go listen to (the good tracks from) neutral milk hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea hate the marching snare and this song is not fast enough to walk to hate hate hate this --- assassin 3/3 oh yeah this is why i remember liking muse --- city of delusion 2/3 not mad at this --- hoodoo 3/3 good if in the mood for big and operatic? which is not often, but.. --- knights of cydonia 3/3 oh yeah this is why i remember liking muse they saved the best for last --- glorious 1/3 did not need a bonus track, cydonia is the correct ending
this album isn't bad, it's just not for me. i'm not really into ballads, and that holds consistently across the decades. great voice, heavy lyrics, solid performances all around fave: "when did you stop loving me, when did i stop loving you". reminds me of "options" by pedro the lion. i'm sure this song is a direct influence stellar album art
fades into the background. not mad at it?
great fusion album. i'll always miss the even tracks, except see the light
★★★★☆ still love this album, start to finish
not for me, but appreciate its influences?
cash is a great storyteller. could do with more folk-blues and less polka, but hey
there's some weak spots, like old wild men, but i switch from having a good time to loving it when clockwork creep hits. oh effendi is a great closer, i hear the future echoes of thundercat. as an album, reminds me of of montreal, and i almost want to say it's a more accessible entrypoint to weird rock like frank zappa
just seeing the album cover has the opening bars looping in my head. i was decades late to elliott smith, but his few albums get regular play. i first heard elliott smith the same day i heard mars volta, and it wasn't till a bit later i was able to find these artists again
> The Byrds' audience was used to groundbreaking experimentation from the band, but balked at the album's adoption of a genre they associated with conservative rednecks lmao just say racism. and i'm balking for the same reason five decades later > A relative failure on release lollllllllllllllllll > On March 29, 1968, King went to Memphis, Tennessee > On April 3, King addressed a rally and delivered his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" > King was fatally shot at 6:01 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 1968 > Between March 9 and March 15, 1968, the band, accompanied by several prominent session musicians, recorded multiple takes of eight songs at Columbia Records' recording studios in the Music Row area of Nashville. Recording sessions for the album continued from April 4 through May 27, 1968, at Columbia Studios in Hollywood, so mlk jr is assassinated, and they decide to cosplay as sons of the confederacy? to aggressively court violent whiteness? fuck outta here ★☆☆☆☆ for this, any, and all byrd's albums
queen is a band where i know the hits, but have never listened to their actual albums. not sure what i was expecting, but it wasn't to hear a solid rock album!
love this. but a slight quibble w/ the book.. > it paved the way for the continued success of experimentally-minded artists as diverse as Massive Attack, Radiohead, and Björk, to name just a few lol this is such a weird way to put it, when these bands — exempting radiohead, who wouldn't put out anything like this until kid a and amnesiac in 2000 & 2001 — paved the way for dj shadow's initial success with albums like: - tricky, maxinquaye, 1995 - massive attack, blue lines, 1991 - bjørk, post, 1995 - portishead, dummy, 1994 (edited)
this album was not for me. i appreciate its influence? i'm glad musicians i like heard it and got excited and inspired?
incomplete experience unless you went for background on "dear mama" and ended up reading about afeni being arrested and charged with felony distribution of breakfast to poor school children, and later about that time in the eighties when philly cops dropped bombs on a whole neighbourhood
so much better than the birds, and thank the gods i was wrong about eric clapton being part of this fun album
the first bar of track one gave me a headache and i never got back to this. i'm gonna need someone to vet this for racism before i give it any time
Pretty good stuff, prolly come back to this one
enjoyed my listen thru, but don't expect a second play
i'm giving this 4/5 on the strength of "don't worry bout a thing" alone, but the whole album was good
There's plenty of people making music that aren't racist shitheads. Hard pass.
this was my first ever elton john album. i recognized a couple songs. he's good, but faded into the background on this go 'round. prolly need to queue it up again
not a fan of the album, but we're going all the way to 1/5 for personal conduct: “You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument.”
More miss than hit, but the hits are hits
hit and miss, but the hits were fun!
i know i'm 3/5 right now, but i suspect after another listen or two this is gonna be a four
strong disagree with 1001 author PS's final line. bittersweet is verve at their best. is it an overplay? yes. is it better than any track on this album? yes! that's how it got overplayed!
according to wikipedia.. iggy: this is my soul elektra: we're not releasing this iggy: it's my baby elektra: your baby is ugly iggy: elektra: i can't believe we paid for your studio time iggy: ok what if it's at the end of side— elektra: you have other songs right? it's not just thirty minutes of moaning and aimless clapping? iggy: elektra: god help us iggy: no yeah we totally have other songs, just need to record them? elektra: you have one week and we're absolutely not publishing "we will fall"
★★★★☆ for psycho cupid - danceband on the edge of time but overall i wasn't into this
it'd be 3.5 if he hadn't written songs about fucking a thirteen year old, and had maybe chosen the blackwell/cooley lyrics of fever instead of peggy lee's genocidal version