Slappers: Clint Eastwood feels like it has just always been around, like I've known it my whole life. Guitar on 5/4 is so crunchy and i love the synth tones. Sound Check has an insane mixture of vocals, beats, lyrics, whatever. No reason it should work and it's amazing somehow. Rock the House is dope, and I kinda forgot about it. Crappers: Double Bass is just aight. Has all the insane variety of Sound Check but doesn't congeal for me. 19-2000 is so fucking good but I think has been co-opted by various commercials and video games in my brain. Vibe: This album is kind of all over the place, but it's better than I remember, and the good stuff is really, really good.
Crank it: Spiders is really really good. Like too good for this album good lol. It's as good as what they band will put out in future releases when they hit their stride. War? is also a good one. Spank it: Suggestions is a little too out there for me. Mind is a clusterfuck. Vibe: I like their other releases sooo much more than this one. They refine their style in every possible way, so this just sounds sloppy to me when compared to that. Still fun to see where they started, makes the follow ups even more impressive.
Bangers: Almost all of it! I really like this shit. Jazz vibes, occasional pink Floyd vibes, gospel vibes, ska vibes, whew. really neat stuff. Clangers: I could take or leave Broken Heart. Bit slow... Vibe: Not sure I've ever heard anything like it. Really eclectic mix of stuff from start to finish and it all scratches me right where I itch.
Pretty dirty blues. I have limited patience for this kinda music. Prefer something with a little more pep. Hard to knock the guitar work though, esp. in the early tracks.
To be honest, I've only ever been familiar with Pinball Wizard & I'm Free. I actually don't even know what Tommy is. Was it a musical? A movie? Both? I still don't know. I'm still only familiar with those 2 songs. This is just super meh to me. It was fine. Rating this a 3.
it's not nearly as bad as you think it will be. that being said, it just feels corny as hell and i can't believe people made this band famous lol worth hearing once, but will never listen to this again.
Bop: All I know guitar is heavy and driving. Look at you reminds me of harder Petty once it really gets goin. Slop: Make My Mind vocals on the chorus are bizarre. Sounds out of tune or something? Dime Western is a mess. Vibe: Def. recognize the first track, but I'm totally unfamiliar with this band and record. All in all this is a little bland. I don't find any of it objectionable, but not a lot to latch onto to for me. Kinda middle of the road. Wouldn't turn it off if it came on, but wouldn't seek it out.
Hits: Love the pace and beat of Love and Anger. Her voice on Reaching Out is so powerful. Shits: The Fog. Blahhh to just slow, boring, and creepy with the "you're all grown up now" repeating. I just hate it. First half of this album is way better than the back 9. Vibe: I'd like to explore more of what she's done. She clearly deserves a closer look. Cool that stranger things is giving her a second life, especially since Madonna has eschewed her throne and transformed into a greasy alien blowup doll.
Bussin: 1999 and LRC are obv. classics. Delirious is much fun too. Sussin: Automatic was repetitive and boring...it's almost 10 mins long. Something in the water lyrics are fine, but the "music" is trash. Lady Cab Driver is smut with bizarre lyrics and a woman faking an orgasm in the background the entire time. It's awful. Vibe: Despite a few missteps, there a lot of fun interesting stuff to love on here. Why don't you purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka?
Dope: Tangled Up in Blue is undeniable. Nope: Bob Dylan. Sorry bro, just not into you. Songs like You're a Big Girl Now are just droning on and on with your wailing and your bullshit lol. Vibe: I'm just bored here. If you subtract his well known hits, I've never heard a single lesser known song of his that really touched me or resonated in any way. At least when HE performed them. His talent as a writer is prolific, but I find his music just a chore to slog through.
Rippers: Holy shit the horns on walk on by are incredible. one woman is also simply amazing. piano and horns give me the chills. damn, Skippers: Obviously, title of Hyperbolicsyllablecsesquedalymistic and the lyrics are ridiculous, but the music is still really great. Also not sure I need the 8:30 minute storytime before By the Time I get to Phoenix starts. Vibe: One Woman and Walk On By are fucking awesome. I want to cruise down deserted back roads at sunset in an enormous bronze Chrysler with the windows down. Gimme that and a fat joint and I'll park that old girl on the moon. Ashamed of myself for having never heard Hayes before.
Outside of Let's Get It On and the hilarious companion piece, which I had never heard of before, Keep Gettin' It On. I'm not into this at all.
Studs: Hotel California is legendary. Harmonies on New Kid in Town are outstanding and give me chills. Life in the fast lane is just great too, of course, just love the bass line, plus it features like 4 different iconic guitar riffs. Victim of Love is again a total classic. Duds: At first I felt that Wasted Time brought the record to a screeching halt, but by the end I was completely on board, and the symphony on the next track was beautiful. I felt the same way again when Pretty Maids All in a Row came on. I stand by that one. boooooring lolz. Vibe: I was obsessed with the Hell Freezes Over CD for a period during my youth. That's where I learned all the eagles songs I love. Never heard a single one of their full albums though. Glad I remedied that. This fucking rocked. This album is STACKED.
What the fuck is Planet Caravan?? I had to make sure I didn't somehow skip to the wrong album or something. Did not see that coming... Continuing, 3 of the songs on this record are flawless. If you like any rock bands from the from the 90s, these tracks are probably their inspiration. 3 of the most iconic songs of a generation. As an added bonus, you get Hand of Doom which is pretty great too. Then Rat Salad kicks your ass after that. Look, here are songs that were topping the charts in 1970: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" "Let It Be" Going over to your stoner buddy's house and hearing him put this on was probably like getting plowed in the ear by jesus and satan at the same time. I can imagine why it would be lifechanging.
This was was easy. 5, without thinking twice.
Title track is the best one, I think? This was a hard one to rank. I wasn't really hooked or struck by anything, but I didn't *mind* it, per se. I dunno. Wouldn't seek it out, but not offensive.
this was boring as hell. sorry reggae bros... I do still enjoy the hits however, but that's about all i can take. Iron Lion Zion ftw.
Had no idea what to expect with this one, but was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it! Should have known, as Brooks hated it lol
3 legendary tracks, the rest I never need to hear again.
As E said, "Fun surprises and sounds throughout." I cant put it much better than that. I was 7 when this came out and I dont think I even heard a Beasties song until I was in high school. What a career they had! Egg Man is my fav WTF song. High Plains Drifter was not my jam. Hey Ladies is the obvious stand out...shit kicks!
Picture Odelay coming out in peak high school days. It goes on repeat ad infinitum. Know every word. Love it. College sophomore home for the summer buys this album. Broke college ass: "I just paid $21.99 for this shit?!" I listened through it once and only once. I hated it. Now it's 20 years later. How does it stack up? I'm much more receptive to this kind of an album now and I can def. see why I felt that way back then. Shit, part of me still agrees, however there is a lot more to appreciate on here than I ever did before. Paper Tiger is excellent. Lost Cause is very very good. So is Sunday Sun. This is worth more listens, but it will never stack up with the nostalgia of his early stuff for me, despite how much I can appreciate a lot more of it now.
No explanation needed.
Never heard Tom Waits before. Time to dive in. Puts on Tom Waits. Is this voice an actual joke? He sounds like a drunk person trying to sing while stifling the urge to puke, specifically on Saving All My Love For You. Fucking TERRIBLE. Remarkably the rest of the album somehow works/and is kinda great? Nothing about this makes sense to me. Why do I like this? On the Nickel is also bad lmao.
Guess I had a lot of preconceived notions about REM. Enjoyed this considerably more than I thought I would. Even the non-hits have depth and appeal. This is kinda like the anti-U2 album. I can understand how they got famous and why now.
have always this band. got my hands on a Very Best of Yes CD a thousand years ago and fell in love with em. can't really expand on why i just fucking dig it.
not my jam
masterpiece. brooks is a freak.
white room and sombody to love are prolific. the rest bored me to death