Guy sounds like Bob Dylan + Paul Simon
Did I hear an accordion??
Not too much that can be said here. It's the Beatles. Some would say they are overrated (Hey Daf!) but I still caught myself nodding my head to the title track and overall enjoyed the listen. 100 gecs is overrated.
Album was ok, something about his voice bothered me. Son Of Sam and L.A. were my favorites. Not sure I'd listen to the whole thing through again though.
This album reminded me that I need to go back and listen some more older rap albums. Obviously, Tennessee is a banger, but I really enjoyed Mr. Wendal and Mama's Always On Stage as well.
I thought I would like this album more since Bang a Gong is such a Banger (pun intended). Sadly, the rest of the album doesn't live up to that track and I found it to be nothing more than decent background listening.
Excellent album. I was already familiar with Roundabout from Rock band and the song just gets better with every listen. This is my first sit down with the rest of the album and I was not disappointed!
This was a very interesting listen. I did find myself enjoying it, but there's something about foreign rap that just doesn't really do it for me. Not understanding anything being said certainly contributes. That being said, it's still high quality and I can't justify anything lower than 3 stars.
Middle of the road for me. None of the tracks really stuck out. Sounded familiar but not in a way that made me excited or wanting to hear more.
I enjoyed listening to this, but I'll probably never listen to it again. I'm not great at reviewing things but I enjoyed this listen. So yea, there it is.
Eh, needs less Garfunkel and more Simon.
Overall a pleasant surprise. Never really listened to Neil Young before. The origin of the Nelly sample caught me off guard.
I enjoyed this! Jump, Jive, An'Wail is a classic, I assume this may have been a cover? Not really sure, but I really enjoyed the opening track as well (Just a Gigolo). I don't normally listen to this genre but definitely added some new music to my rotation!
This seemed like one of those albums where I could put it on in the background and wait for that "single" track that speaks to me. Unfortunately I didn't hear anything this time around. I don't think I really gave this one a fair shake so I might give it another listen.
Meh, didn't love it. I'm not a huge Lana Del Rey fan for starters. Definitely waaay too mellow of an album to start my morning.
I really enjoyed this album, especially the 70’s guitar sounds in a lot of songs which I think for 1990 was unusual. Hard to Handle is of course a classic, other favorites were Jealous Again, Twice as Hard, Stare it Cold. I remember I used to like She Talks to Angels but I just wasn’t feeling it Friday. Struttin Blues was incomprehensible for me.
Long black limo, after loving you, suspicious minds is good. Must admit this is the first time I've listened to an Elvis album start to finish. Never really considered myself a fan. Turns out I didn't even know Suspicious Minds was an Elvis song and I love it! Long Black Limo and After Loving You are both solid tracks as well. I wouldn't say I'm converted, but I'm definitely coming around on Elvis.
I'm not a big trip hop fan, but this was still decent, I guess. I read the bio for Tricky and learned he was a part of Massive Attack which made me just want to go listen to that instead. And then I got to "Hell is around the corner" and was furious he had the balls to rip off Portishead. But it turns out they both ripped off Isaac Hayes which just make me hate both sampled versions now for being so lazy. Now I'm listening to Isaac Hayes.
I tried my hardest to find any redeeming factors during this listen, but honestly the vocals from this band are impossible to enjoy. Off key whining over generic music. Do not recommend.
Love me some Hendrix. Big fan of a good number of the tracks. All along the watchtower being my absolute favorite.
wow! what an album! I knew Peter Frampton by name (and of course I know the absolute banger that is Baby, I love your way). But I didn't realize how much I would love his work. Especially as a Live album which is even more impressive. Jammed out the full 14 minutes of Do You Feel Like We Do. Lines On My Face, Jumping Jack Flash, (I'll Give You) Money, I Wanna Go To The Sun, and of course Show Me The Way were all standouts.
I can understand the success of Cypress Hill, but I gotta say that when you listen to an entire album of them you fall out of love pretty quickly. By track 8 I was already ready to stop listening and that's when I realized I was only halfway. "How I Could Just Kill a Man" was early enough in the album that I was able to appreciate it. It was the only song I already knew. "Hand On the Pump" surprised me because I didn't know Method Man/Redman borrowed those lines for their song. I love learning things like that.
Middle of the road all the way for me. No tracks stood out except for "We Will Fall" which felt like a bizarre social experiment.
I wouldn't say this is my genre of choice, but I did enjoy the album. Obviously, We are Family is a banger. He's the Greatest Dancer is good too and shows just how lazy the sample was for Will Smith's track. Overall, a decent listen.
I love Santana and was already familiar with this album. My mom actually used to play this album a lot. Black Magic Woman is a classic. Oye Como Va is great as well.
Didn't really love this one. Mostly just not my style of music. It was fine in the background, but I wouldn't listen again by choice.
I always chuckle when going back to listen to old school rap albums. The rhyming schemes are always so simple, but still interesting. This one was no exception. "It's Nasty" was a fun listen and obviously everyone loves The Message. Dreamin' was absolutely bizarre being a 6-minute-long ode to Stevie Wonder, who was very much alive at the time making it even stranger.
I went into this expecting to not like it based on the album description, but then the first song really caught me off guard. I ended up really enjoying it. Unfortunately, it was kind of downhill after that for me. The rest of the album wasn't particularly exciting to me.
Great listen. I love the Isley Brothers and was really into "The Highways of My life" and "Listen to the Music". "That Lady" is of course a classic as well. Somehow, I never made the connection that Kendrick samples that song for "I" until now. Both songs are great!
I forgot to take notes on this one and don't remember any specific thoughts through the weekend, but I know I didn't really like it.
Definitely not a huge fan of this genre, but I can definitely appreciate the impact this album had on music culture. Even though I'm not a fan of the Sex Pistols, I still enjoy listening to Anarchy In The U.K. from time to time so I was able to look forward to that. The rest of the album was fine.
An Eagles album without Hotel California is just elevator music. But in all seriousness, I guess this was fine. "Take It Easy" was an ear worm but the rest of the album was too bland for my tastes.
I don't know if it was because my version was the deluxe version, or something else, but this was 2 hours of Beck and that's just too much Beck. "Where It's At" is a classic, but not really one I want to listen to very often. I enjoyed the Aphex Twin remix of Devil's Haircut.
I saw this was labeled as "Ska" but didn't feel that way to me. The second to last track (International Jet Set) was the only one I sort of got into. Caity listened to some of this one with me and commented "Do we have to listen to the whole album?"
What an excellent album. Was excited to see this one pop up. So many good tracks. Besides the obvious ones, I also enjoyed "Baby Don't You Do It" and "Bargain"
Forgettable. I must not have been in the mood for music when I listened to this because I basically tuned the whole album out. I could say I'd got back and give it another listen but I'd be lying. Sounded like knockoff beetles.
Pretty chill album, but I wouldn't revisit it anytime soon.
You really need to be in the right mindset to enjoy an Aphex Twin album, but thankfully I was! Started strong with "Xtal" and I was vibing to the rest of the album. Was very surprised when "Ageispolis" came on. I knew he was involved in the creation of "Ugly Boy" by Die Antwoord but I didn't realize it was just a straight up sample of his song!
This was a very interesting album. With every track I found myself very close to clicking thumbs up, but then something would stop me. Definitely felt experimental but certainly wasn't an unpleasant listen. Of all the tracks, the title track "Blackstar" was probably my favorite.
This album is absolutely fantastic, and definitely one of the best so far. So many great songs, including legendary tracks like "Roses" and "Hey Ya". It was really impressive to see a double album generate so many hits. I personally was a bigger fan of Andre's "The Love below" but both albums are fantastic.
Great album. I was already familiar with "What's Golden" and it's been a favorite of mine. "Freedom" was another great track. Jurassic 5 is always a joy to listen to and this album was no exception.
Pretty decent album. I didn't love every track, but I was already familiar with "Relax" and "The Only Star In Heaven" was a fun listen.
This was like 90% noise to me. I guess it doesn't help that I don't like Sonic Youth.
Very oddly specific timing for this album... I didn't really like it that much, and these Monday reviews are tough because my memory of the experience is usually gone. Suffice to say, it wasn't memorable other than the timing.
Very atmospheric. I'm not a fan of really ambient music like this. Even playing in the background it doesn't improve anything I am doing so I don't see the point. This one was totally lost on me.
Not a huge Judas Priest fan, but definitely appreciated this album. I was already familiar with "Breaking the Law" but I also enjoyed the shredding in "The Rage".
Really not a fan of this industrial noise music. Somehow, I was already familiar with the song "Kerosene" but I can't for the life of me remember where I heard it before. I still pretty much hated it though.
I enjoy jazz overall, but only as background music in most scenarios. This was good background music.
I consider myself a Beastie Boys fan so this was an enjoyable listen. Obviously "Sabotage" was a banger, but I found myself really enjoying "Get It Together" and "Sure Shot". Some interesting almost punk rock vibes on some of the other tracks as well. Great album.
This wasn't an unpleasant listen, but I've never been a huge George Michael fan. Obviously "Faith" is a great listen, although I subscribe to the unpopular opinion that the Limp Bizkit cover is better (lol). I also like "Father Figure" The rest of the album was pleasant but not really my style. Also being told over and over that he wants my sex got a bit played out.
Excellent album. It's amazing that I already had three of the tracks on this album liked but I never considered myself a Van Halen fan. Listening to the whole album maybe have proven that to be false. "Jump", "Panama", and "Hot for Teacher" are obviously amazing. Discovered I like "Drop Dead Legs" a lot too.