I don't know if I understood it. But I enjoyed it.
Good nostalgia and some songs I remember. Not stacked with classics. Enjoyed For Tomorrow, Villa Rosie.
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Once in a Lifetime is a classic, didn't know any of the others. Not a huge fan of the vocal performance but it's a good listen.
I don't consider myself a blues afficionado. Blues to me conjures up images of a weird high school teacher who would roam the campus with a harmonica or listening to the blues. So this is probably the first blues album I have ever listened to. And what an introduction. What an amazing voice and energy. The recording is clear and the musicality is evident. Really enjoyed this.
Didn't finish. It was fine but not really my thing.
I'd only ever heard Sweet Home Alabama before by this band. I don't think they were particularly popular in the UK. I enjoyed this album. Short and punchy with very musical guitar playing. That Southern twang is quite unmistakable and good fun for someone who has never been anywhere near the US South. Would relisten.
It's as if Spinal Tap never happened. Wellz obviously, it hadn't at this point but... Y'know. Very over the top, rock nerdery. Mostly not my thing. I did enjoy Roundabout. I definitely prefer the Paul Simon version of America.
It's just too try-hard bad boy rock. First three tracks all seem to be about hot girls and so on. Just a bit boring to be honest. Not a fan of Steve Tyler's vocals. Overall it's fine as a relic of its time but it's incredibly dated.
Fairly forgettable. Pleasant enough early 90s indie. The kind of thing I listened to at the time but I don't really remember much teenage fanclub. Maybe sparkys dream but that's not on this album. All in all a bit samey and not helped by a lack of nostalgia.
Never heard of him before. This started out sounding fairly bland (if pleasant) indie folk. Then it got a lot more interesting. I really liked his voice and there was plenty of different styles on show (some more successful than others). Overall a good listen. Highlights: Chicken Bones, Silver Platter Club and Sigourney Weaver.
Second Muddy Waters album so far. Not as energetic as the live recording but a good solid blues album. The 15 year old seemed to like it too.
This is pure nostalgia for me. First year of uni, plenty of time to listen to music. As much as I love Pablo Honey, this album just lifted their music to another level. So many good songs on here and mountains of atmosphere. Highlights: Just, Street Spirit, High and Dry.
Every track is a banger. Hard to believe this is 25 years old and to remember that this was pretty revolutionary when it came out. The video for revolution 909 is still one of my favourites.
Not my usual listen, I'll be honest. I don't know much about country. Not something I would listen to again but it was quite fun and she has a superb voice.
I didn't like this when it first started. It definitely improved. Not sure I'd listen to it again. I don't know what I was listening to in 86 but it wasn't this. If this had come out 10 years later I probably would have been all over it.
I can't say this one really grabbed me. It's definitely musically very impressive but I didn't really latch onto any tracks in particular.
Yes, he has a talent and there's absolute classics like Stan. But you can't look past the content of so many of the tracks. The homophobia and misogyny just ruins it.
It was ok, I guess. Nothing stand out. Pleasant enough but not something I would go back to.
Enjoyed this. I'd only heard Bongo Bong before but there's lots of variety here.
Absolute classic. How anyone can not give old blue eyes 5 stars is beyond me. Maybe I'm just an old fart. That voice so smooth, the orchestra so jazzy, the overall effect is like slipping into a warm bath. I feel relaxed.
I quite enjoyed this as background music. Can't say I listened too closely. Don't know if I'm motivated to go back to it and listen more carefully.
This was completely unexpected. What a great album. Never heard of it before.
Very very cool. Not heard this before but really enjoyed it.
I liked the Shamen in the 90s. Can't say this has aged well. Still enjoyable but not a great album.
I saw the year, the cover and read "english rock band" and thought "oh no". You know what? I actually enjoyed this. Very musical and listenable. Jazzy, folk influences. Good discovery.
Some real classics on here. I didn't know the non-single tracks but I enjoyed them. This is my era so not a surprise that I enjoyed it.
Never heard this album before. I've mostly heard his earlier stuff. I love this.
An album I am quite familiar with. So many strong tracks on here and this album was quite influential in its time. Worth a relisten.
One of the first albums I bought on cassette back in the day. I was too young to know about Thriller when it came out so this was my introduction to MJ. It stands up to the test of time with some classics on here. I seem to remember pretty much every track was released as a single. Shows the strength of the production, songwriting and musicianship on display.
A great reminder of teenage years. Funky, fun, lewd, rocking.
Not a band I'd heard before although I knew of them.the singing was quite discordant and none of the songs grabbed me.
Not heard them before. I was probably just a few years too young. Enjoyed this - some good grooves.
Pretty good. Not great, not terrible. Few good songs on there but no standouts
Never listened to Dylan before. Not sure if this is the best introduction. It's fine but a bit samey.
I liked it more than I thought I would. Not an easy listen but it is actually quite musical. Would listen again.
Just a classic. This makes a nice change from the 70s prog rock albums.
So many amazing songs on here. The voice, the production, the music is all just perfect.
This list make me realise how many classic bands/artists I've never really listened to. I actually enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. Especially the first half.
Love this. Björk's voice is so unique and the sugar cubes really rocked. Not heard any of these songs before (I think Hit is the only one of theirs I know). Good fun.
So, yes, the last couple of tracks are a pretty tough listen. Overall I didn't hate this as much as I thought I might and I can hear how it influenced some of the electronic artists I enjoy.
Starts off strong with some absolute pop classics. Then it goes off the boil quite quickly.
Tricky. I really don't like Morrissey. His voice grates. It's ok on uptempo tracks but is unlistenable on slower ones. But then I like the Smiths musically. Maybe I can just say I like Johnny Marr.
Crowded House seemed sophisticated when I was of an age listening to indie music. I never got it then. As I've grown older I've appreciated it more. Some really great songs on here.
Inoffensive but boring
This album is almost as old as I am but it really doesn't sound it. The influence that Kraftwerk had can't be understated. And this is not just a historical relic but still very listenable. I'd heard the robots and the model before but the rest were new to me. A good listen.
After listening to the Strong Songs episode on "God Only Knows", I really appreciate that track. Trying to turn on my ears to the other tracks on the album. Not sure I am sophisticated enough to completely get it but I did enjoy this album. Even listened to the mono and stereo mixes. Definitely prefer the stereo mix.
Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Definitely an influential album.
Country's not my thing. But this has some good tracks. Favourite (waltz me) once again...
Coming off the back of another country album (which I didn't mind), I wasn't too enthusiastic to get into this. But, boy, am I glad I did. Some great storytelling, low key production, really good. I especially liked the title track.
I actually enjoyed this when it first came out. I still like it now. Not too sure about Kanye himself but I guess you can divorce the music from the person to some degree.
I find it hard to listen to this critically as it forms such a part of my teenage listening. Alive has to be one of the best songs ever recorded.
Bit of an odd one this. I mostly enjoyed it but it was a little bit too "zany" for me.
This album is the perfect bridge between Experience and Fat of the Land. I first saw The Prodigy live around the time of Experience. That was full on rave, whistles, fluoro, lots of white. This album was much darker, more experimental and angry. Set against the background of the criminal justice bill (later act) and the crackdown on rave culture, this was clearly a political album in many ways. Being in my last years of secondary education, this album was perfectly timed to be the background of many hours of gaming. No Good, One Love, Poison, Their Law. All really strong tracks. Not as commercial as Fat of the Land but hugely influential.
A bit out there but a good listen.