Not for me. Accessible but a bit too sappy. Favorite: Freedom! '90
Respect is a jam but otherwise there's not much else here that appeals to me. :(
Found myself liking the beginning of songs before the bongos started. All in all, this is a lot of bongos. Probably too much bongo. Favorite Track: Last Bongo In Belgium.
Sparse music for simple background noise. I like a handful of tracks but there were a little too many dull moments to rate this higher. Favorite track: Islands
Wacky and I'm glad it exists. It has its moments but not something I'd want to hear all of the time. Favorite track: Cities
Hard time understanding what Brian Wilson is saying sometimes but it sounds like he put some thought into it. Good not great but looking forward to hearing more from them. Favorite: Feel Flows
I really liked the high energy, samples and lyricism. First half was a little stronger than the second. Favorite: Burn Hollywood Burn
I liked a couple songs but otherwise it's too bluesy for me to really enjoy. Favorite: Sympathy For The Devil
I like it. Favorite: We're Comin' Out
I liked this far more on second listen with headphones. It made it much easier to hear the production and layers that make some songs more complex than I realized. There are a few standouts I would listen to again in the future. Favorite: Desire Lines
I like some of it but the second half of the album sounds like unfinished demos or maybe garage rock isn't for me. Or maybe guitar and drums alone feels tired after 20 minutes. Favorite: We're Going to be Friends
It's a shredfest with synths. I don't listen to a lot of 80s rock but I can listen to this one anytime. After the spacey one minute intro the album doesn't let up until it's over. Lots of hits and even the non-hits are good. Favorite: Panama
The vocals grew on me after a couple listens but overall it's not the sort of thing I will be coming back to regularly. Favorite: Oh, Sweet Mary
I liked it more than I thought I would. Stronger first half and the National and Haim tracks were nice. Favorite: long story short
This is a weird one to review. I didn't hate it but I also didn't notice when the album was over and Spotify autoplayed an unknown number of other drum and bass songs. Good background music. It's possible Roni Size influenced those additional tracks but my untrained ear doesn't know it. Favorite: Brown Paper Bag
Sorry Gene it's not you it's me. Just not a fan of the genre. 1 star because I don't need to hear it again.
Weird but still listenable. Good musical variety that keeps things interesting. Favorite: Venus as a Boy
Great voice and an easy listen. Favorite: Love to the People
I can appreciate some of it but I think I’m missing something having never heard them before and now only listening to their Live sound. Feels a little too long. Favorite: The Boys Are Back in Town
I've listened to this one a few times before. It holds up as a classic grunge album. Favorite: Them Bones
Not my favorite album but still enough to like here. Favorite: Break You Off
Only listened to the first 5 songs but decided I didn't need to do this to myself any longer. Favorite: i cant
It was okay but I don't remember any standout tracks.
Calling this a 3.5. I enjoyed it more than some recent 3 rated ones but not enough to 4 it. Good jams and some Jethro Tull sounds. Favorite: Empty Pages
Not for me. Accessible but a bit too sappy. Favorite: Freedom! '90
Listenable but not super enjoyable or memorable. Favorite: While You See a Chance
Never listened to this one before. Thought it was pretty enjoyable throughout. Favorite: Panic in Detroit
Liked this quite a bit and want to hear more from them. Feels like a softer more laid back punk. Favorite: David Watts
Gave this a couple listens and enjoyed the guitar work throughout. The vocal style started to click for me by the end but I'm not a big fan of it. Favorite: The Headmaster Ritual
I heard enough to make a judgment.
Wasn't awful but I found it pretty hard to listen to the whole thing.
Not my cuppa T
Really a 2.5 for me. I liked some of the lyricism, found other songs dull, but overall it didn't do anything to make me like this style of music more than I had previously.
I liked the rhythms and guitar tones. Favorite: Irganda
I think this would have benefitted from being half as long. I liked a good amount of it but also felt a little exhausted by the end. Favorite: New Math
There are a lot of unique sounds to like here. I only felt like 3 of the songs needed something more to be fully developed and on par with the rest. Favorite: Paper Planes
Hard to parse what is being sang at times but generally liked everything else I heard. Feels dramatic. Favorite: Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Really solid throughout but I don't think it's the best I've heard from him. Listened to it a few times and want to revisit it again sometime. Favorite: Jeru
All the songs have a baseline of chill but there is still a good variety of sound on the album. The Del tracks are fantastic. I can listen to this anytime. Favorite: Clint Eastwood
A whole lot of fuzzy noise. Sometimes sounds like you're peering into the gate of hell. Hard to distinguish between tracks. I can appreciate what they're doing but have to be in the right mood for it.
Listenable but nothing really stood out to me. Favorite: Motherless Children
This checks a lot of boxes for me. Rock but with some tonal variety throughout, hits spaced apart, decent non-hits that give the album room to breathe, sweet-spot track and album lengths, nostalgia. Favorite: Debaser
Surprisingly enjoyable. Lyrics fitting of the location with fun banter between songs. I can see why this is considered a classic live album. Favorite: 25 Minutes to Go
Pretty okay music by a band.
Really chaotic energy here that feels like a reflection of the frontman. Listening again all of the tracks were distinct/memorable (other than the last two instrumental songs) and could be picked out as a good representation of the genre. Favorite: Jesus Built My Hotrod
A solid grunge/alt album. Nothing to really complain about but nothing to heavily praise either. Glad I finally checked these guys out. Favorite: Shoot the Moon
Pree decent. Nothing particularly stuck out to me but it was enjoyable.
I enjoyed this one more than Meat is Murder. Once again I'm finding the guitar is my favorite part of The Smiths but the dramatic lyrics add a lot as well. There are a couple songs that I thought were slightly weaker than the rest but overall this is solid start to finish with a few really catchy songs. Favorite: Cemetry Gates
Borders on unlistenable at times but I can understand what they were going for.
It's a System of a Down album alright. Was fun to revisit these guys and I think there are a couple catchy songs here but not sure I'll need to revisit this one over something like Toxicity.
On second listen I don't think there is a bad song on the album. First half is stacked with radio hits but there is a lot to like through the end. Favorite: I'll Be Waiting
The instrumentals and chanting on this made for spacey jams but felt like they had direction. Easy to pop on and listen to subconsciously. Favorite: Bel Air
Not sure why this one didn't really click for me. It felt kind of sludgy and sad but not in a fun way.
I'm not the biggest Tom Petty fan but this was pretty decent. Favorite: Breakdown
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