Fri Jul 08 2022
Solid album and always a great listen.
Sat Jul 09 2022
I really didn’t care much for these tracks, or Radiohead, when the album dropped in 1997. However, the ensuing 25 years has brought my brain around to their brilliance, propelling Thom Yorke and company to top positions in my hierarchy of favorites bands.
This is not my favorite album by them but certainly not my least (that will forever be Pablo Honey.) It’s like choosing a favorite child.
If you like this album, do checkout the album reissue Ok Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017. Lots of excellent tracks there.
Highlights for me:
*Airbag and also it’s transition into Paranoid Android.
*I may be an android but I’m not paranoid.
*Subterranean Homesick Alien is just fukkin’ lovely.
*I’m just uptight, uptight
*Let Down is appropriately named. Actually my least favorite track and not a highlight but that’s an unpopular opinion.
*Fitter Happier is a total BANGER
*I love Electioneering, even if Thom Yorke hates it.
*Climbing Up the Walls is a personal anthem. What does that say about me?
*Bring down the government, they don’t, they don’t speak for us.
*That DING at the very end of the album.
Sun Jul 10 2022
With The Beatles
Far from being the best Beatles album. A quick 30 minutes of a band that was just starting along their journey to be one of the most influential bands of all time.
Mon Jul 11 2022
Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
I was prepared to not like this album, for unknown reasons. I grew up with Wham! and George Michael was everywhere as I made my way through high school. As my own musical tastes grew, his music fell off my radar, with the exception of Freedom 90, which will forever be a top-tier track.
This album pleasantly surprised me. It’s not music I’ll reach for (except Freedom) ever, but it’s not bad.
Tue Jul 12 2022
My favorite Joy Division album. The soundtrack to my teenage years. I still put it on when I’m feeling particularly depressed or moody. It was strange to listen to when I was in a good mood.
Wed Jul 13 2022
Overall satisfying. Some of the songs were stuck in my head for hours.
Thu Jul 14 2022
At Mister Kelly's
Listened to this after getting up this morning. Wonderful and fun album to listen to. Sarah Vaughan has such a lovely voice.
Fri Jul 15 2022
Fire Of Love
The Gun Club
I was familiar with the gun club before listening, but I don’t think I’ve ever listen to a full album of theirs. I really enjoyed it, especially driving around.
Sat Jul 16 2022
I was only marginally familiar with Nas and never had taken the time to listen to a full album before this was suggested. Really well done all around. Half way through, it hit me how much of A Tribe Called Quest vibe I was feeling, so I was not shocked but deeply satisfied to see Q-tip had a big hand with the album. This will definitely be on regular rotation for me. “Midnight Maurauders” by A Tribe Called Quest kept the groove flowing after listening to Nas.
Sun Jul 17 2022
The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
Not my first choice when reaching for a jazz album. Swank, hectic and obtuse sounds but not terrible. Definitely not chill jazz.
Mon Jul 18 2022
Upon waking, I was delighted that Paul’s Boutique was my selection for the day. It’s not my favorite Beastie Boys album (Check Your Head), but I knew it would keep my morning good mood flowing. It’s impossible to listen to the B-Boys and be in a crappy headspace. The mix of the boys from Brooklyn and The Dust Brothers heralded this audio masterpiece that’s just so much damn fun. I have so many great memories of amazing times that involved this record.
My top tracks:
*Shake Your Rump
*High Plains Drifter
*Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun
Tue Jul 19 2022
Bob Marley & The Wailers
I can’t say I’ve ever listened to this album in its entirety before but I’m not sad that I did today. A lot of popular tracks on this one. Pleasant and groovy.
Wed Jul 20 2022
Strangeways, Here We Come
I remember going out purchasing this for my 14th birthday in 1987, a couple of months after it had come out. I was already a big Smiths' fan and since it had been announced that this was to be their final album, I had all the emotions when buying it. The whole ordeal must have really left an impression with me because I can clearly remember everything about the experience, including bringing the vinyl home and putting it on for it's inaugural listen. "Girlfriend in a Coma" played almost every week on MTV's 120 Minutes that summer, along with "Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One Before" and I was anxious to hear the rest of the material. I've listened to it on the regular since that day.
I deeply love this album. The songs have imprinted themselves on me forever and, while a definitely brooding and sad album, it usually puts me in a good mood. It's one of those albums that I really need to just listen to the whole work instead of piecemeal songs.
*Death of a Disco Dancer (one of my favorite songs of all time)
*A Rush and A Push and The Land is Ours
*Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Thu Jul 21 2022
Live And Dangerous
Not really live and not remotely dangerous. Should be called Overdubbed and Boring. Even “The Boys Are Back in Town’ is a snooze.
Fri Jul 22 2022
The Sabres Of Paradise
As soon as I saw this was on Warp Records, I knew to expect something off-beat and interesting. Put this on in my earbuds while running errands. Great instrumental background music. Very interested in hearing more of their work.
Sat Jul 23 2022
Hot Buttered Soul
I’m pretty sure my parents used to listen to this album quite a bit when I was very young. A great album to wake up and listen to. There’s no one quite like Isaac Hayes. Sultry, smooth and grooving.
Sun Jul 24 2022
Truth And Soul
Seems disjointed and the album really lacks a good flow. It was fun to listen to but I like other Fishbone better.
Mon Jul 25 2022
Dark and brooding and pretentious and moody. Beautiful sadness. Another top album from my teenage years. I will always love the Trilogy before all other Cure albums but this one is in my top 5. A classic album.
Tue Jul 26 2022
Fairly mundane album. Checking in at only 33 minutes, the album still felt long.
Wed Jul 27 2022
Mama Said Knock You Out
LL Cool J
Used to listen to this albums quite a bit back in the early 90’s but admittedly, it’s been at least over a decade since my last full listen of it.
Great beats, dope rhymes. Still a great album all the way through. The fact that Run the Jewels took their name from a line in “Cheesy Rat Blues” tells you how influential this album was.
Thu Jul 28 2022
Mr. Tambourine Man
Besides the titular track, I didn’t find much on this album that engaged me at all (and only that one track because it’s engrained in my consciousness.)
Fri Jul 29 2022
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
The beats get a 5, everything else, a 3. Sounds like a bunch of people got high and yelled whatever into the mic. Not a bad premise but it’s goofy as hell.