A solid bookend to an amazing career. One can hear the influences referenced in the summary and the darkness is more prominent now listening it to again several years after his passing. He never stopped experimenting or growing musically and is one of our true iconoclasts gone too soon.
While not the godfathers of Southern Rock, I always have viewed them as the epitome of the sub-genre and template for your local southern-rock bands. Not really my style but this album is a great debut and will continue to provide classic rock stations plenty of spins until the call of Cthulhu.
My palate is not sophisticated enough to truly appreciate Elvis Costello's catalog. Is it blue or periwinkle? My Aim is True or This Year's Model? Which are both better than this.
What this generator is all about, an album one would not normally find. A very good live jazz album that is all of five songs that runs a little over an hour. Percussion heavy album that is capped off with a sixteen minute dual drum solo. If you want to learn more about the crazy-ass Ginger Baker, check out the documentary "Beware of Mr. Baker."
"I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it." - Kurt Cobain. Pixies are arguably my favorite and most influential band to my taste in music. If you enjoy this, check out Surfer Rosa and Doolittle - their best albums.
I liked it, but probably more appreciated by the Wu-Tang aficionados. I can see why Action Bronson almost got beatdown for sounding like and talking smack about Ghostface Killah.
A good album with great songs by a great band. Far from their best or worst album but the last one with any significant hits.
80's sloooow jams. It won two Grammys, so there is that.
Crap back then and still crap. These 1001 have some questionable selections.
I am not very familiar and have only dabbled in post-hardcore, but I liked this album and felt they sounded a little like Hot Snakes. His vocals range from the Cult, to STP, to his own thing. Album has a lot of punch.
Come to find out I know more Steely Dan songs than I thought. There are some classics on this album, but that obvious non-disco seventies' sound does not do much for me.
One of my all-time favorite albums and band. The "Psychotic Beatles" (as David Bowie stated) have had and continue to have a massive influence on many "indie" bands. If you like this, I recommend Surfer Rosa next.