Never was a Prince fan. My loss. At its worst this is a fun creative mess. At its best it’s magical. Strange, unique and mostly mesmerizing.
Saw Van Halen twice live in the late seventies. They were awesome live. Never really considered them a hair metal band in the same vein as Rat or Nazareth or Poison. When this album came out I felt like it was a commercial sell out. On re-listen I think that was a bit harsh. A nice party rock album. Good but not great.
One of a kind talent.
Mildly interesting. At times annoying. Not my cup of tea.
Quiet chaos, soul reaching repetition, effortless passion, nonchalant pathos. I’ve had several songs from this album on my regular listening rotation for years, and yet, I’ve never listened to the whole album. I enjoyed every single song.
Overrated. It’s not bad but one of the best all time? Not even close. This was a right time, right place success.
THIS was 98th on Rolling Stone’s top 500 albums?! Ever take a drink of a soda and it’s flat? I mean it’s not spit it out awful but you’re probably not going to take more than a couple sips. This album was a flat soda…for me.
Every bit as brilliant and disturbing as it was almost 30 years ago.
I found this pretty boring. Had a hard time getting through the album.
Trying to hard to be edgy but just coming across as pretentious instead. Very disappointing.
Without context it’s hard to appreciate this as a “landmark” album. I liked the sound but lost interest as the songs ran 3 or 4 times longer than necessary. Made it feel like background music.
I mostly like Eminem but not this version.
I really did not enjoy any part of this album.
Not quite pop, not quite punk, not quite rockabilly. But is it really good? Not quite.
Surprisingly good. Like any electronica there is a lot of repetition but Jarre manages to shift gears just enough so it’s never boring.
He is obviously very good. A very listenable album but the structure…free flowing, stream of consciousness…makes it difficult to really focus and it all gradually just melts together.
Not bad. Irish folk punk. Sounds like satire. Definitely worth another listen but I think will be my limit of this genre.
Unstructured, undefined, self indulgent…but…magical.
Apparently being influential does not necessarily translate to good.
Not a big fan of the male rappers but the reggae was awesome. Lauren Hill was as good as it gets but she should have been featured more.
Not crazy about the vocals but the are exactly what they are meant to be. The music sans vocals is awesome.
Feels like it should be more interesting. Felt this way in the 70’s and nothing has changed. It’s not bad but it’s not memorable and it feels like it should be. Something is missing.
Really enjoyed this album. Sounded like a smoother Sting with a sloppier backup band.
Overall this was awful.