Half experimental art rock album. Half dark Brian Eno-esque ambient album (which makes sense since Eno is a producer). Not sure if the two halves create a satisfying whole, but I can easily appreciate the beauty of each side on its own; the former a bit more so than the latter. Second Listen?: Definitely Favorite Tracks: Sound and Vision, Speed of Life, Breaking Glass, Always Crashing in the Same Car
Definitely have listened to this album before. I really gotta dig into the back half of this album. The front is phenomenal, but the album kinda meanders with those 8-9 minute jams at the end. 4/5
Meh. Pretty standard 80s new wave. This Is The Day will forever be a favorite song of mine though, just maybe not an album I need in my rotation all the time. 3/5 stars Favorite Tracks: This Is The Day, Uncertain Smile, Giant
Unsurprisingly, this album slaps. If you've never listened to the blues before, B.B. is the place to start. Already quite familiar with this album and today reminded me I need to pick it up on vinyl. Favorite Tracks: How Blue Can You Get, Worry Worry, [Actually, you should just listen to them all. No skips.]
I am someone who is a big fan of music that came out around 1977: The Clash, Talking Heads, Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, Television, Modern Lovers, Elvis Costello, etc. This album sounds like a parody of a good punk album from the late 70s. At first I thought there were some interesting sounds then I was like "Wait a second, is this song encouraging domestic abuse?" "Wait this song is misogynistic af" Favorite Songs(if any): Peaches, London Lady, Down In the Sewer
This is an album that I would've enjoyed in Junior High. It's over the top. It's a bit edgy. Already quite familiar with the hits of this album, I went in to it expecting to be disappointed and was pleasantly surprised. I'm not sure this is an album everyone needs to listen to before they die, but if music like Muse is your thing, I think you'l love it.
70s classic rock like this is my guilty pleasure. I think it's just plain uncool, but it sounds fantastic. It's so easy to shit on bands like Boston, Kansas, REO Speedwagon, etc., but this is a very good album. No skips, just some great straightforward rock songs. I do prefer the songs when it gets a bit more edgy and closer to ZZ Top and Thin Lizzy than Steve Miller Band. Nevertheless, I own a used copy of this on vinyl so that should speak for itself. Favorite tracks(just listen to the whole thing): More Than a Feeling, Smokin', Foreplay/Long Time
I don't think there's anything I need to say about this one.
This one is not for me. Just a really dated style of rap that I do not wish to listen to
Sound of Silver contains some of my favorite songs of the 2000s. Taking from a lot of my favorite influences like New Order, Talking Heads, etc. It's a no brainer that those songs click. However, there's a few excellent songs and the rest are just good. The kind of songs that sound great when in the mood but will irritate the hell out of you and whoever's listening on the wrong day. Favorite Tracks: All My Friends, Someone Great, New York I Love You
Definitely not my favorite Prince album. The quality of songs seems wildly inconsistent and it feels like the album was rushed. So, I'm a bit surprised that this album is a fan favorite. "Your face is jammin', your body's hecka slammin, if love is good, let's get to rammin" LMAO
Getting strong early Roxy Music vibes on this one and I'm having a hard time assigning stars on a first listen. Definitely going back to listen later because this sounds like something that can become a favorite
Just listen to 35 minutes of A Forest on repeat instead of listening to this album
I appreciate that this album probably had some role in making Man's Not Hot happen
There's some interesting performances and production, but that couldn't save this album from being incredibly dull and boring to me. The kind of music that you hear in Target. Not for me.
Oh I love the sound of 90s alternative. The drums, the fuzzy guitar, the vocal delivery. Starts and ends on high notes but the middle gets a bit hazy
Not too long ago I was introduced to Will Oldham by author, educator, internet personality and awesome human, John Green. After hearing "New Partner" from Oldham's Palace Music project, I don't think anything can come close. Didn't care for this one.
My third favorite Dire Straits album! (Listen to Making Movies if you haven't already) All the hits on side one and side two leaves a bit to be desired. Favorite Tracks: So Far Away, Brothers in Arms, Why Worry
Really solid hard rock album here. I can definitely hear the foundation for their more polished later albums. Vocalist is pretty rough though. Thank god for Bruce Dickinson
I have been in no rush to listen to Michael Jackson's music recently, but it's undeniable that this album has some great songs.
Now this is the Iron Maiden I know and love. Great sounding album though I don't think I would want to revisit a lot of these songs individually. Favorite Tracks: Run to the Hills, Number of the Beast
Not a huge fan of 6 minute long repetitive songs, but this is classic 90s rock/alternative/dance fusion. A little something for everyone Favorite Tracks: Movin' On Up, Loaded, Come Together
Strong first side, then it kinda lost me
The singer's voice is a pleasant mix of Peter Gabriel and Sting. Really digging this one
Levi Stubb's Tears is one of the best songs of the 1980s. I love Billy Bragg. However, I only have so much patience for the formula (extremely British guy wailing accompanied by a solo guitar in a very large reverby room)
It's not bad at all. Just a bit boring
Not in my wheelhouse. It's great tho!
If Pablo Honey era Radiohead was more influenced by Hendrix
This is a favorite of mine so I'm a bit biased. Easy 5/5 Stars. One of if not the best album of the 2000s