Of course, Culture Club is already iconic thanks to Boy George, not to mention their jazz-pop gay club anthems. (Listening to That's The Way) I'm only a quarter of the way in right now and I can hear how much they influenced artists like Scissor Sisters and Autoheart. I also wasn't expecting the exquisite pipes of a black female backing vocalist throughout. (Listening to Mister Man) Ooh digging the reggae vibes on this one. Unfortunately the variety of synth sounds *really* sounds like someone playing with their new keyboard on Christmas morning. Looking at you, Sir Paul. (Listening to Stormkeeper) George's vocal range is pretty limited, isn't it? I'm never noticed. (Listening to Mystery Boy) This is a lot of fun. I can easily picture myself in an 80s club bouncing around to this one. (Listening to Colour By Numbers) Interesting to see the title track practically at the end, but I see why. Very chill and jazzy. Okay, this was alright. I can easily see the huge, huge influence they were on a horde of artists that followed. But I think from a personal preference standpoint, it was alright.
I already know I'm gonna dig this. It's The Black Keys, ffs. Let's go. (Listening to Tighten Up) Deliciously funky, filthy blues tunes? Fuckin' sign me up, man. (Listening to Black Mud) I wasn't expecting a blues guitar instrumental and I'm here for it. (Listening to Too Afraid To Love You) Dan's voice is so visceral. (Listening to Sinister Kid) Goddamn this one's funky. This is heist music. (Listening to Unknown Brother) Am I crying during a sick-ass guitar solo? Yes. Yes I am. God this song hurts. (Listening to These Days) It was a good idea to listen to this before bed. Especially when an album closes out with such a chill track. I knew I'd like this album. I was right.