Fri Jul 08 2022
At Folsom Prison
Not my type of music but it's easy to see why this album is so revered. Great live vocals, funny stage presence and the crowd at the prison was extremely into it. Not many standout songs to me because it's not my genre although I do appreciate the talented performance.
Favorite Song: 25 Minutes to Go
Sun Jul 10 2022
Music For The Jilted Generation
Reminds me of video game soundtracks from the late 90s/ early 2000s which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I dont usually love heavy synth music without accompanying vocals or guitar, but I found myself nodding along and moving my legs to the music.
Favorite Song: Voodoo People
Mon Jul 11 2022
I had heard of The Specials for years and never gave them a try. Now I wish I gave them a chance sooner. Amazing album front to back. Felt ahead of its time. Not a single song on the whole record that I disliked. I know I'll be coming back to it in the future and it has me interested to check out the rest of their work. Amazing.
Favorite Song: A Message To You Rudy
Tue Jul 12 2022
The Smashing Pumpkins
It's a fine listen but it doesn't do much for me. "Cherub Rock", "Mayonnaise" and "Today" are all good, but I have never found The Smashing Pumpkins' sound to be anything better than just good (Besides "1979" which is amazing, but not on this album).
Favorite Song: Today
Wed Jul 13 2022
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins
The day after I got Siamese Dream, the generator gave me Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and I'm happy it did. Mellon Collie is significantly better in my mind. I had heard it a long time ago but never really revisited it as I wasn't a big Smashing Pumpkins fan. It is a lot more diverse stylistically and sonically from song to song than Siamese Dream is. I feel there is a lot more emotion in the songs too. This is an album I will be coming back to although it is a little long for my liking at around 2 hours. I believe this album also features the best song they ever made in "1979". The Smashing Pumpkins have never been one of my favorites, but this album is undoubtedly excellent, rightfully revered as a classic and may have changed my mind about them in general after my first re-listen in years.
Favorite Songs: "1979", "Tonight, Tonight", "Zero", "Bullet With Butterfly Wings", "We Only Come Out At Night"
Thu Jul 14 2022
Songs From A Room
I've been aware of Leanord Cohen for a long time because I've always liked "I'm Your Man" and "Hallelujah", but this album to me is extremely bland and boring. Vocals dont always have to rhyme in good music but I feel like he's just droning on and on. I know that probably sounds ridiculous talking about an extremely famous artist like this but this album is something I'd never ever come back to, barely made it through.
Favorite Song:A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes
Fri Jul 15 2022
Great story telling album throughout. Weird at times which I believe is good because it makes it authentic and true to what they wanted to accomplish. I appreciated the flow of the album and thought the instrumentals pieced in were great and fit perfectly. Not too many stand alone stand out songs too me, besides the obvious "Pinball Wizard", which I think is fine in a story telling album like this. It seems like the goal from start to finish was story first, and that was accomplished. Very good album.
Favorite Songs: "Pinball Wizard", "Go To The Mirror!"
Sat Jul 16 2022
Very good album with a sound that feels ahead of its time. Multiple standout songs including the obvious "Hotel California" for which the album is named. My first time listening to any Eagles album as a whole and I very much enjoyed it.
Favorite Songs: "Hotel California", "New Kid in Town", "Wasted Time"
Sun Jul 17 2022
Good album for sure. I love the wacky and unpredictable style of vocals the Pixies always seem to use. A good amount of standout songs on the album as well. Just love their style.
Favorite Songs: "Debaser", "Wave of Mutilation", "Here Comes Your Man", "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
Mon Jul 18 2022
I like a lot of the Bee Gees disco music, but this album falls flat for me in so many ways. It seems to be almost completely filled with basic unimaginative love songs. The vocals that they are know for don't do much of anything for me on this album. Like I said, it is mostly basic love/breakup songs over basic instrumentation and it was a struggle for me to get through. Can't point to a single song I loved, or even liked really.
Favorite Song: "Trafalgar" (I guess)
Tue Jul 19 2022
The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground
I knew of this album and was excited to listen to it because I knew that when it came out it was very influential in experimental/psychadelic rock but I have to admit that on my first listen, I really didn't enjoy the album. Then I listened a second time with the mindset that it was the first of its kind when it was released. I liked it a little better the second time but I decided it's not really for me. I appreciate what it did in opening up new lanes for rock and as someone who is a fan of other psychedelic/weirder rock albums I can see it's importance. That being said, a lot of the songs didn't resonate with me, the vocalists weren't my favorite, and I had trouble finding songs that I enjoyed all the way throughout. I appreciate it but it probably won't be something I come back to.
Favorite Songs: "Sunday Morning", "Femme Fatale", "I'll Be Your Mirror"
Wed Jul 20 2022
Not much to say about this one. Felt like nothing special honestly.
Favorite Song: Omaha
Thu Jul 21 2022
Was expecting to like this as a fan of a lot of the Gorillaz work but this one fell flat for me. Clint Eastwood is obviously a classic though.
Favorite Song: Clint Eastwood
Fri Jul 22 2022
Even though I'm only giving this album a 2, it's fine music, just not really for me. It feels more like background music. It's not something I can see myself getting into or coming back to but I completely understand why people would like it. Mainly it's a lot of good instrumental with some vocals scattered throughout the album.
Sat Jul 23 2022
Another fine album. Vocals are great. Instrumentation/guitar great for what feels like a blues rock album. I think its a good album but for whatever reason I didn't fall in love with it, but thats okay. Very solid album.
Favorite Song: "Ol Man River", "Blues Deluxe"
Sun Jul 24 2022
Hot Fuss is one of the best alternative albums of the 2000's. An absolute classic. "Mr.Brightside" is one of the best songs ever made in the genre and it's popularity proves that. You'll discover something new you love about the album every time you listen. For me this listen, I really appreciated "On Top". 5/5.
Favorite Songs: "Mr. Brightside", "Smile Like You Mean It", "All These Things That I've Done", "Jenny Was A Friend of Mine", "Change Your Mind", "On Top"
Mon Jul 25 2022
Off The Wall
Great album. Absolutely engaged the entire time. Funky, great bass lines, and of course amazing vocals.
Favorite Songs: "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough", "Rock With You", "Get On The Floor"