Mon Jul 11 2022
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Doo Wop is great, of course.
Final Hour is pretty great.
I like the different genres in the same album.
When it hurts so bad goes down smooth.
Forgive them Father is pretty great.
This album was ahead of its time.
Tue Jul 12 2022
At Fillmore East
The Allman Brothers Band
Live album... hmm.
Just jamming. Feels like I should be sitting on a blanket in some warm green grass with this in the background instead of a Monday morning in my office.
I love it. This was much better than i expected.
Wed Jul 13 2022
Blonde On Blonde
I have this LP, so this is the first album that I have already listened to from start to finished prior to this listening project.
Thu Jul 14 2022
Automatic For The People
Drive is a good album opener. It does have some "The Thunder Rolls" vibes. Just saying.
Everybody Hurts... truth man. truth.
Monty Got a Raw Deal is a really good song. First time ever hearing it.
Ignoreland... not digging this one. Nor Star Me Kitten. Nor Find the River
Man on the Moon. Love it and the movie was pretty good too.
Nightswimming is my favorite song on this album.
Fri Jul 15 2022
The White Album
Even though ive heard many of the these songs hundreds? of times, I dont remember ever actually listening *the album*, in order. Here we go.
Starts off rocking, with the Beatles doing their best impression of the Beach Boys.
I dont think ive ever heard Glass Onion.... wow, drugs.
OblaDa - fun and silly. classic.
Wild Honey Pie. WHAT. THE. FUCK.
While my Guitar Gently Weeps - I absolutely love this song. So far, it does not belong in the album at all....ever?
Blackbird is lovely of course. It is strange to hear these great songs just mixed in with these other songs.
Yer Blues was enjoyed by me.
HelterSkelter - nice and heavy.
I didnt know they did different versions of Revolution.
Savoy Truffle. Sounds delicious.
Number 9. Number 9. Number 9.
I do like the ending on a soft lullaby, good night song.
IMO and disappointingly, this album is not great
and should not be included in this list of greatest albums. There are some serious tone/vibe management issues. And just because there are GREAT songs mixed in, there are also plenty of songs that are straight up bad.
Mon Jul 18 2022
I am kind of liking it but it takes some weird turns from time to time.
Ahhh, it's music used for The Exorcist, which makes a lot more sense. So I am back in. Context matters.
The instrumentation is crazy. So much going on. Pretty cool.
I think accompanied with visuals (and/or drugs), even basic, this album could be an amazing experience, but without them, the tone changes end up feeling strange on a first listen.
Sailor's Hornpipe... wut? This might have been the difference between 4 and 3 stars. How does this fit in the context of the album? I am clearly missing something on that one.
Tue Jul 19 2022
I am completely unfamiliar with this album.
Alt-Rock? Grunge? Punk?
Is that a cello?? Nice. Actually... multiple strings? cool.
She is emotional and raw.
This is growing on me a bit. I turned up the volume and it is more enjoyable.
Overall I am surprised that this album would make the list of greatest all time albums.
Stand out songs IMO: Dress, Happy And Bleeding, & Fountain
Wed Jul 20 2022
Gang Of Four
Another completely new thing to me. Punk. Okay.
Punk-ish. The song *Natural's Not In It* could even be AltRock. This album could have been dropped in 2000 and kinda fit in with Jet, The Vines, and The Hives.
Okay. Maybe that's a stretch but whatever.
What I type here doesn't really matter. Fuck conformity and fuck the establishment.
I am not a punk rock fan, but this was really good. I did not expect to like this as much as I did.
oh and fuck the hippies too.
Favorite song: Damaged Goods.
Thu Jul 21 2022
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Another one completely new to me.
This is pleasant and relaxing so far but kinda milquetoast imo.
There were some great moments here and there.
Seems pretty critic proof, but not revolutionary.
I do like the throw backs to 50s rock and roll.
But they did put God on blast in The Only Way, so that was something.
Fri Jul 22 2022
Mon Jul 25 2022
Simon & Garfunkel
This was a good one. Complex but approachable. It flowed well from song to song, which I always enjoy.
Tue Jul 26 2022
The Man Who
Wed Jul 27 2022
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Lounge music or whatever.... I am not the target audience for this album. Elvis consistently is over singing. That's it
Thu Jul 28 2022
You're Living All Over Me
This was good, but not great. I feel that Nirvana pulled some inspiration from Dino Jr.
Fri Jul 29 2022
Michael Jackson.... child molester. Every time he's talking about Baby be Mine or Human Nature or Pretty Little Thing, I cannot not think that he's talking about all the little boys.
In an attempt to separate the evil from the music....
An album with songs like Thriller, Beat It, and Billie Jean back to back to back, is purely amazing.
Mon Aug 01 2022
Music For The Jilted Generation
I wore the wrong pants for this album.
Tue Aug 02 2022
The Low End Theory
A Tribe Called Quest
Now this album is what's up. Happy to see it pop up.
Excursions - great opening song. I'm already in a better mood.
I love their cadence. Instantly recognizable as a Tribe song, in a good way.
But then it all kind of blends together by the end. Still enjoyable.
Busta coming in growling was something though.
Wed Aug 03 2022
The Birthday Party
This album Blast[s] Off with some truly bad music. This one is going to be rough.
I tried to like She's Hit and at first I did. But then it got worse the longer it went on.
Dead Joe - Right back to pure horse shit.
Okay.... From this point forward I will only say positive comments about this album:
Thu Aug 04 2022
The Holy Bible
Manic Street Preachers
Never heard of these guys. I feel like if I had heard this album back in the 90s, I would have absolutely loved it.
Happy to hear something new that is up my alley.
While clearly sounding like 90s alternative, I hear a bit of foo fighters or queens of the stone age in there, but these guys clearly predated them. Cool stuff. Lead singer's voice sounds like someone... i cant place it though.
Although I don't expect to be adding this to my listening rotations, I am happy to have experienced this album. And just when I was ready to quit this album a day thing...
Fri Aug 05 2022
If I was in a cocktail lounge and the band was doing this, I would be happy to sit and order a few drinks and enjoy.
Mon Aug 08 2022
In The Wee Small Hours
this was very slow and boring. i normally like some Sinatra but this was not it.
Tue Aug 09 2022
I enjoyed this album.
Big fan of the orchestral backings.
Wed Aug 10 2022
i wish i hadnt been subjected to this.
Thu Aug 11 2022
James Brown Live At The Apollo
I really enjoyed this but would have been totally fine with about 60% less screeching.
Fri Aug 12 2022
This is like Rock Punk, instead of Punk Rock. I really liked it.
Mon Aug 15 2022
This is a nicely polished (pop) punk (alt) rock album from start to finish.
Tue Aug 16 2022
never really listened to Common. i can hear Kanye throughout, which i hadnt expected.
while really good, overall this album is too serious.
Wed Aug 17 2022
Lust For Life
Iggy Pop. I've heard the name but never listened.
This album was amazing. How have not been listening to this?
Thu Aug 18 2022
A Wizard, A True Star
which seems to be designed for a bad trip.
would not recommend to listen to this on drugs.
- did not finish -
Fri Aug 19 2022
From the first song, I thought I would need to be wearing parachute pants to truly enjoy this album.
But then Human NRG took a left turn and made me think I should have taken drugs to enjoy it.
Maybe both were required and would have been epic.
In the end, I made it to Hear Me and turned it off.
Mon Aug 22 2022
Billion Dollar Babies
Man, I tried. I know people like this but this is just not made for me.
- Did not finish -
Tue Aug 23 2022
A lot of these 'great' albums leave me feel like I'm out of the loop.
but, I really liked the title track, Heroes....
Wed Aug 24 2022
I am not a country music fan at all but just a few songs in.... this pretty great. Fun lyrics and easy to listen to. Song writing is top notch.
Wait. Am I a country music fan now?
Either way, I was pleasantly surprised - which is the whole point of doing this IMO.
Thu Aug 25 2022
Your New Favourite Band
Nice. I like The Hives.
Wait. Do I truly like the Hives?
As I am listening through this album, I realize I haven't really heard many (if any) Hive songs outside of Hate to Say I Told You So.
It now seems like there is a good reason for that.
Fri Aug 26 2022
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
i was too busy bobbing my head to the beat to take notes.
but seriously, this album's lyrics speak truth to many important issues in society. I'm generally a sucker for angry political commentary backed up by bass and this was not exception.
I had never heard this album before today but this was clearly the source of many hip-hop templates, samples, and ideas that can still be found within today's music. There is no higher praise in my mind.
Mon Aug 29 2022
Close To The Edge
Nothing bad to say about it. It was fine.
Tue Aug 30 2022
This Is Hardcore
not breaking any new ground.
it did get better as the album went on but still,
how did this make this list?
Wed Aug 31 2022
If I Should Fall From Grace With God
This is what's up. Energetic. Happy. Fun.
The Pogues are instantly recognizable. That festival/punk/bluegrass/drunk sound.
And although I don't regularly listen to them, when they come up, they are rarely skipped, regardless of who's on aux.
Thu Sep 01 2022
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Initially, I was upset about another Nick Cave album. Then the music started and it was not great.
Still, I kept listening and somewhere, somehow, I started liking it.
It is deep and emotional and beautiful.
But still does this list need another Nick Cave album?
Fri Sep 02 2022
Another Green World
I liked this more than I was expecting to.
Mon Sep 05 2022
I have gone back and forth while listening to this. Still not sure if I like it or not. I did enjoy the guitar throughout, cello? and the jazz musical elements. Not so much the funk.
Tue Sep 06 2022
Made In Japan
I simply don't care for the genre of music, even though I can recognize the musical talent but really truly dislike the hair metal that this inspired and have a hard time separating the two.
Also, there is a reason that bands don't put a 5 minute drum solo on their albums. I'm sure it was awesome live, but does not translate to listening while work.
Wed Sep 07 2022
Time (The Revelator)
I tried to like it as it's a genre of music that I find myself listening to more often these days. It never pulled me in.
Thu Sep 08 2022
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
There was some good stuff here but over all the album was bloated and would have been better with less.
The spoken portions sound like false bravado and forced, but that's probably just my ignorant take.
Ice Cream sounded delicious.
Fri Sep 09 2022
background electronic music to work to.
within this mindset, this is okay.
Mon Sep 12 2022
The Queen Is Dead
RIP. God save the queen.
Also, I liked this album more than I was expecting.
Tue Sep 13 2022
I wouldn't call myself a Pearl Jam fan but know several of their songs.
I had never listened to this album front to back.
I now have listened to it 3 times.
Best album we have been dealt so far.
Wed Sep 14 2022
If you would have told me this was Daft Punk, I am not sure I would have been able to tell it wasn't Daft Punk - but more likely just disappointed, as it's just not as good as any of their other stuff.
Thu Sep 15 2022
My favorite Arcade Fire album.
Oddly, I think that Arcade Fire is an acquired taste. I clearly remember not caring for them when I first heard them but I cannot remotely find that feeling anymore.
Now, this is damn good.
Favorite songs: The Suburbs and We Used to Wait
Fri Sep 16 2022
Even though I don't think I've ever heard this album, I've heard this sound. I got some serious nostalgia from when I was a teenager.
Felt good man.
I did not expect to like this album as much as I did.
Mon Sep 19 2022
All Things Must Pass
man. how can you follow up a timeless song like My Sweet Lord with the song Wah-Wah?
& this is album is 2 hours long? The late 60s/early 70s were a crazy time.
Overall this album is very easy to listen to even with the long run time with some great songs mixed in with solid others. I really enjoyed the whole thing.
Tue Sep 20 2022
Led Zeppelin II
Putting the classic in classic rock.
Although I am not a huge fan of the psychedelic/experimental sound breaks, this album great is head to toe.
Wed Sep 21 2022
this album was fine. even good. sounds a bit outdated but there was some good stuff in there. it's just... surely there are better rap albums that could have been selected over this.
Thu Sep 22 2022
I almost didn't continue to listen after the first song, but did. And it got better, but. It ended up being an easy, non-offisive album.
But in the scope of the name of this project, I feel no different afterward and will not remember anything about this album.
Fri Sep 23 2022
The Seldom Seen Kid
This album was a pleasant surprise. Chill. Well balanced. Relaxing but emotional. Layered
And Oddly nostalgic, even though I've never heard them.
I think I enjoyed every song. Especially enjoyed Grounds for Divorce & the Crane Driver one.
Mon Sep 26 2022
Highway to Hell
i wish i liked this. i tried. i just don't.
Tue Sep 27 2022
Live 1966 (The Royal Albert Hall Concert)
interesting story behind this album. I like Bob Dylan but in the first few songs, this feels extra whiney and the exaggerated inflections hit different for some reason. almost a parody of itself.
that melts away to the dylan that I enjoy with a few songs that i know. im okay with it.
I like the transition from acoustic to electric. gave it a little boost of energy that was appreciated.
Wed Sep 28 2022
so... I generally like this kind of music, it can be fun and energetic and tropical
but the singing (musically) was a weak point and if the main balancing component to weak vocals is just bongos... it's not great.
the song(s) with guitar faired much better than those of only bongos to my ears. Bongos by design and function are quite repetitive and need a solid musical balance to be effective.
In the end, it just didn't feel *fun* to me, which is the only reason I ever listen to this genre of music.
Thu Sep 29 2022
Dreamy. slightly melancholic, but pleasant indie pop.
This was nice to have on in the background while doing other things.
Fri Sep 30 2022
Vulgar Display Of Power
well.. although i am not happy to see this album pop up, i am glad to be working from home today - alone - so i can turn this shit up and listen to it the only way it should be consumed. LOUD
I think Pantera (and metal) has its time and place. Like I *might* put one of these songs on a workout playlist. Or if I'm working on my car. Or to torture a prisoner.
I actually didn't mind this. It was energetic and angry.
Will I ever listen to it again? I hope not, but I'm glad I did once.
Favorite song - A New Level
Mon Oct 03 2022
Never listened to the whole album but have heard most of the songs. Chris Cornell's voice is instantly recognizable.
Heavy, Grungy, Rock. Good times.
Favorite songs: Black Hole Sun and Spoonman (which i always thought was "strongman" - lol)
Tue Oct 04 2022
I know the name. I know the genre. And so I've never listened to them.
But here we go....
Overly dramatic electric guitars, dramatic melody & dramatic vocals.
This feels like theatre nerds mixed with heavy metal nerds.
At least it was relatively short.
I am happy to say that i didnt *hate* it but honestly, I just don't care for 70s and 80s metal and this is another example of that.
Wed Oct 05 2022
Eli And The Thirteenth Confession
Initially this was grating and unpleasant but it has its moments that were pretty good. although unfortunately brief. and still not enough of those moments for me.
It consistently fell like songs for a play?
I'm sure my mother and her friends would love this, but for me it feels overly sappy and a bit shallow. Although she has a good voice, the vocals are trying to do something that it can't pull off.
I ended up just listening to the first 20 seconds of most of the songs then skipped to the next song....
Thu Oct 06 2022
this was better than i expected. easy to listen to.
Fri Oct 07 2022
Rip It Up
this is the most 80s thing i have ever heard.
Mon Oct 10 2022
The Boatman's Call
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
*sigh* okay. another nick cave album.
keep an open mind. keep an open mind.
this is pretty good. at least relatively speaking. I'm sucker for the piano.
but honestly, pick any song and it sounds like an average karaoke performance to me.
Still the best nick cave album we've been dealt to date.
Tue Oct 11 2022
Even a few years ago, I would have hated this. But today I enjoyed it.
Wed Oct 12 2022
Pet Shop Boys
hmm. what to think about this...
Not anything I would normally listen to.
I actually liked some of this.
The more dance forward songs were not enjoyed by me but the other songs were okay.
happy and sad and energetic and lyrically meaningful.
I think I liked To Speak Is a Sin the most. Or maybe Dreaming of the Queen.
Thu Oct 13 2022
didnt finish the album.
Fri Oct 14 2022
Ive heard the title song many times, but not the rest. It was pretty good.
Mon Oct 17 2022
hey! i know the first song. I like this song. perfect to listen in the background.
although it didnt really get better from there, it was fine.
Tue Oct 18 2022
Bringing It All Back Home
I like Bob Dylan but was unfamiliar with this album and most of these songs.
This was great. Like really really good.
Wed Oct 19 2022
This was okay but I can see why people like it.
Thu Oct 20 2022
Mellow and pleasant. Feels like a nice tropical vacation.
Fri Oct 21 2022
Liege And Lief
Three stars seems too generous but two stars seems too harsh.
Mon Oct 24 2022
Tea for the Tillerman
I really liked this album, front to back.
Tue Oct 25 2022
In The Court Of The Crimson King
I have seen the album art throughout my life, but had never listened or really thought much about it.
It is not what I expected, although I can't say what I was expecting.
It's lighter, more genre bending, more free spirited, even haunting at times.
Wed Oct 26 2022
Toys In The Attic
One of the least enjoyed music styles.
My first time listening to this album.
Favorite songs: Sweet Emotion and Big Ten Inch Record
But if you are going to brag about the size of your dick with this euphemism, ten inches is simply too big.
Thu Oct 27 2022
Coat Of Many Colors
Dolly is such a lovely person. I cannot separate the person who Dolly is from her music. She is a treasure and all musicians should look to her as how to deal with their influence, fortune, and fame.
Although I am not a country and western fan, this is pretty great. It is light and happy, while the words are often neither.
I especially like the songs: Coat of Many Colors, Early Morning Breeze, & Here I Am
Fri Oct 28 2022
The Jesus And Mary Chain
Similar to a few other albums, I had never heard this album or this band, but it still feels nostalgic as sounds of my childhood. It's like gunge pop?
In the late 80s and early 90s it was cool to do less and not try.
This sounds a bit like that.
Also, the song Darklands sounds very similar the David Bowie song Heroes.
Mon Oct 31 2022
That's The Way Of The World
Earth, Wind & Fire
I enjoyed the first half of this album a lot more than the second half. But all songs were happy and uplifting, which definitely has its place.
Overall a good album.
Tue Nov 01 2022
Selected Ambient Works 85-92
The grandfather of EDM. Clearly experimental, but interesting and ended up being good background music.
Honestly, as an album, it became a lot by the end and I needed a break from sound. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Wed Nov 02 2022
David Bowie was clearly a creative genius. Eccentric, unique, cool. a true pop culture icon.
I did not grow up listening to David Bowie and had never heard this album apart from Changes - and I usually skip it when it comes on...
I am happy to have listened to this album today. It seemed to get better and better as the album played.
Favourite song, probably Andy Warhol but Queen Bitch was fun.
Thu Nov 03 2022
Face to Face
I dig albums that have a flow. The music it self is quite simple and pleasant.
It definitely has a Beatles feel but without their polish or complexity.
In the end, this was enjoyed by me.
Fri Nov 04 2022
This is seems like grungy angst to me. It's amusing that someone who can't sing on key is the lead singer of a relatively popular band but that's probably the point.
If I was asked to guess the year that this came out, I would have guessed early 90s, so this might be a bit ahead of the curve. but more likely I just don't know what I'm talking about.
Mon Nov 07 2022
One of my least enjoyed music styles.
I wish I liked it but
This album did nothing but confirm that.
Best song: Going Down/ Love in an Elevator
Favorite lyric: ....Masturbatin' with a noose. Now someone's kickin out the chair.
And the squeeze box in the ballad.... wut
Tue Nov 08 2022
Live Through This
Courtney Love.... angry. troubled. sad. crazy. angst.
This album was all of those things in a package that worked better than it should have. A good mix of punk and grunge... what a time.
Wed Nov 09 2022
This... this is different. In a good way. I really like the guitar throughout this album. The vocals are not bad but sound very much of the time. Or actually more like the 80s.
I had never heard of Television or even a single song from this album before today. I won't be adding this to my rotation, but I'm happy to have listened.
Thu Nov 10 2022
I really liked the first song Cult of Personality and was looking forward to the album based on that. But then the rest of the album came and went and it was.... not good.
This was mainly a strange mix of 80s pop and metal, neither of which I really care for.
Then starting at Broken Hearts the songs take a turn and become a completely different genre for exactly two songs. They were okay.
But it speaks to the tone management of the album.
Later the transitions from Funny Vibe to Should I stay or Should I Go to What's Your Favorite Color is equally confusing.
Fri Nov 11 2022
Chicago Transit Authority
I know some Chicago songs, but this is not what I was expecting as all.
I love the huge sound and happy feels - they did a good job of not being annoying with it.
I especially appreciate the flow of the album. I was pleasantly surprised with this album.
Mon Nov 14 2022
Meat Is Murder
I was never a big fan of the Smiths, but the entire early alternative rock genre has really grown on me in the last several years.
Although not at good as The Queen is Dead, I actually enjoyed this album front to back and paused to wonder why I don't listen to more of the Smiths.
Tue Nov 15 2022
Radiohead is perfect for getting high and letting the songs wash over you.
Although this album is not as popular as their early stuff, (probably for a reason) it is still a solid album.
Favorite song: Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi
Wed Nov 16 2022
Okay... about one minute into the album now: I had no idea what to expect here and I would have never guessed that this would be it or that this could ever make this list. wtf.
That being said, after getting over the initial shock, I really like the thick and dirty blues sound of the music. That voice though... wtf.
His voice sounds like he was weaned on cigarettes and whiskey and enjoys gargling rocks in his spare time.
The song In the Colosseum is a parody, right? Or a halloween song?? Wait, Is this a halloween album? Yep.That's it. Has to be.
Favorite song: Dirt In The Ground.
Thu Nov 17 2022
This is another 90s band that I am unfamiliar with, yet still has that 90s sound that is quite nostalgic to me.
And so, I mostly enjoyed the album, but same as the others examples, my music tastes have continued to evolve and move forward.
Fri Nov 18 2022
All bands should open an album with an epic guitar solo. I was moved.
I was prepared to give this 5 stars until we got to the watery flatulence sounds at the end of Wars of Armageddon. Why.
Mon Nov 21 2022
Untitled (Black Is)
....Interesting. This choice is very much of the time, which many of the album selections in this list seem to be.
This was not made for me, which is probably the whole point. The album was selected for the message instead of the music. The music and spoken word was a bit repetitive and quite simple. I was hoping for a crescendo or destination or to hear something I hadn't heard before. In the end, it was good.
Favorite song: Wildfires
Tue Nov 22 2022
I was really enjoying the first few songs, but it just kinda of slowly went down hill.
Wed Nov 23 2022
what can i say... I should dislike this album and dislike this band based on my general musical taste and other preferences, but i liked it.
As an album, there were some weak songs mixed in, which hurts the rating, but four or so songs are straight up iconic.
Thu Nov 24 2022
The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys remind me of being a little boy, with my dad listening to them often. That being said, I don't think I have ever listened to this album front to back.
I have heard that this album is considered one of the greatest albums of all time. So far, that seems like a stretch. It sounds pretty dated and even older than 1966 to me. And the fading out to end each song seems odd and ruins the flow a bit.
But all that being said, there is a lot going on in each song, which creates a nice full and complex sound. Every song has the light and poppy, undeniable sound of the Beach Boys. And even though I complained about songs fading out, there is a nice sonic flow and narrative that works throughout the entire album.
The wikipedia article on this album was an interesting companion read while listening to the album which gave a deeper understanding of exactly why this album and its influence on the rest of music that followed is a major factor in the acclaim. I can appreciate that.
Fri Nov 25 2022
I listened to this album start to finish while driving. I had higher expectations than I should have due to knowing some songs by The Who previously.
I will say that the album flow was well arranged and the songs often seamlessly transitioned from song. I always like that.
The lyrics were all straightforward to my ears and seemed as though they just looked around the room for objects of inspiration.
The standout song on this album is Pinball Wizard.
Mon Nov 28 2022
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Before listening - I have looked forward to this album. Having never actually listened to the album, I have appreciation for Ray Charles’ musical genius and his genre bending endeavors throughout his career.
After listening – I absolutely love that some of this is clearly country music but at the same time, most definitely not country music. Good examples of what I mean by this is the song Worried Mind or Take These Chains From My Heart.
The jazz beats and bluesy feels bleeding through is lovely but at times moves fully into Frank Sinatra-ish traditional pop territory, which I think is where it falls apart a bit.
Overall this album was enjoyed by me.
Tue Nov 29 2022
Ritual De Lo Habitual
The Jane Addiction songs they play[ed] on the radio are fine, but did not give me high expectations for this album. I enjoyed the album more than I expected to.
Wed Nov 30 2022
Instant classic. Loved it.
Thu Dec 01 2022
This album was great and unexpected.
I went into this not realizing that I was about to listen to a hip-hop jazz album. It was surprisingly easy to listen to.
Fri Dec 02 2022
Here, My Dear
There were moments in this album that were reminiscent of everything you hear about Marvin Gaye. The silky smooth, the sexy calm. But the majority of this was just not good.
Would I feel differently if I was divorced? Or more strongly so?
I really hope this album was cathartic for Marvin because that seems like the true point of the album instead of anything to sit down and enjoy the music.
Mon Dec 05 2022
Music From Big Pink
I was digging the first couple of songs but with exception of a few songs in the middle, it really fell off for me.
Tue Dec 06 2022
In It For The Money
I was pleasantly surprised by this album. At first.
At first, this sounded exactly like the alternative rock albums (which i loved) that were extremely popular 5 to 10 years after this album was released.
But then a bit pop-rock. And then... very british
Wed Dec 07 2022
Grant Lee Buffalo
I know I listened to this but I barely remember doing so. Blah.
Thu Dec 08 2022
Great album from start to finish.
Best song - Chains.
Fri Dec 09 2022
Slanted And Enchanted
This wasnt great. But it wasnt horrible.
Mon Dec 12 2022
Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
This is not what I expected from The Kinks, but at the same time, it was pretty good. I enjoy the general cohesiveness and planned flow of concept albums and this was right on point.
The sharp pain of loss and the dull fear of the unwritten, unknown future is a very human emotion, regardless of the scale.
As I listened, I found myself paying closer attention to the lyrics. The sharp commentary with upbeat music creates a layered experience and is very well done.
Going back and listening to Victoria after finishing the album was a completely different experience than the first time.
Tue Dec 13 2022
The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
Badly Drawn Boy
There is some really good stuff in there.
There is some really bad stuff in there.
Wed Dec 14 2022
Trout Mask Replica
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
This is like if Picasso was a musician instead of a painter.
I couldn't finish the album.
Thu Dec 15 2022
Back To Black
Amy Winehouse's voice feels so classic and soulful. This album fully displays her talents.
One of the best albums of the past 20 years. RIP
Fri Dec 16 2022
Rarely in this musical adventure have I liked an album more and more the longer I listened to it. At first I thought she was doing a poor, melded imitation of incredible black female artists who came before her.
I overcame that feeling with the blues and country sounds were mixed in and it started to feel different.
I really enjoyed the album.
Mon Dec 19 2022
Jefferson Airplane doesn't get the credit that they deserve. Or if they do, I haven't heard of it.
Regardless, this album was pretty great.
Tue Dec 20 2022
Never really given much thought or time to Don Mclean, the album exceeded my expectations. Vincent was really really good.
The Grave and Babylon were pretty good too.
I also appreciate an album that is short and sweet. Well a lot more sad than sweet, but you know.
Wed Dec 21 2022
Michael Jackson.... Child Molester. Every time he's talking about I'm Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, I Just Can't Stop Loving You. I cannot not think that he's talking about all the little boys.
In an attempt to separate the evil from the music: yeah, most of this album is trash. Over use of synthesizer... but the synth percussion was especially grating from start to finish. That being said, I somehow like Dirty Diana and Smooth Criminal though.
Thu Dec 22 2022
I unexpectedly loved this album. I was not familiar with Sonic Youth at all and it just hit right this morning.
Fri Dec 23 2022
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
This was interesting. Several different genres beings mixed and melded together, some for the very first time.
Some of the vocals were lacking and the Stevie Wonder song doesn't fit on this album, but the rest of it was pretty cohesive and entertaining, with the culmination of The Message.
Mon Dec 26 2022
A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
Surprisingly good for a Christmas album. At least one song ended up being the definitive version that we all still hear every year, to this day, which earns an extra star in my book.
Tue Dec 27 2022
Trans Europe Express
So I read a little more about this album in an attempt to understand why it is considered so influential. I can appreciate the groundbreaking, novel looping technology in the synthesizers that they were using to create the music.
As I read about that and the impact that the album had on music that followed, I couldn't help but feel underwhelmed. The accolades bestowed on this album and the music I listened to, just didn't match up to me.
Wed Dec 28 2022
Big Brother & The Holding Company
I enjoyed most of this quite a bit. Love the bluesy rock. Janis screeching got a bit weary after a while though.
Thu Dec 29 2022
I am not really sure why this album is on this list but it was relatively easy to listen to and a bonus for only having a 30 minute run time.
In the end it is just very simple music that is light and fun. They aren't trying to do anything deep and or meaningful and I think that self-awareness counts for something.
Fri Dec 30 2022
The low energy, slightly sad feels of this album hits so well when I'm in a similar mood - which happens probably more than I would like to admit.
The album works well for both background music or active listening, but probably wont be the choice to turn on when looking for something fun.
Mon Jan 02 2023
Come Away With Me
I am surprised to read that this album is one of the best selling albums of all time, but I guess I shouldn't be, as I remember Don't Know Why being played to death.
But with reason. It is completely non-offensive.
It's silky smooth, easy listening jazz with some country music flare, is perfect to play as loungey background music for restaurants, coffee shops, and pseudo fancy dinner parties.
Tue Jan 03 2023
Out Of The Blue
Electric Light Orchestra
Most of the heavy hitters from ELO, all on one album.
I definitely hear the Beatles influences in their music.
Never sitting down to listen to an album before, I was struck by their theatrical sound, with exaggerated emotions and spacey David Bowie vibes.
I waffled between 3 and 4 stars on this one, but Mr. Blue Sky nudges it over the hill for me.
Wed Jan 04 2023
This was fine.
I didn't love it. But I didn't dislike it. It would have been really fun to see in concert though.
Where Is My Mind? is iconic and unfortunately outshines the rest of the album.
Thu Jan 05 2023
Honestly, I made a mental groan when U2 popped up today.
I had this annoying acquaintance back in the day who LOVED LOVED U2 and have had a strange aversion to them ever since. Time seems to be on my side on that.
BUT, Achtung Baby is better than I gave them credit for. There are a couple of good songs on this album and I always appreciate a coherent whole album, which this does, even though each song may sound a little too similar to the last at times.
And then Bono's voice still gets tiresome about halfway through.
Fri Jan 06 2023
This sounds way ahead of its time to me. A nice mix of garage band rock and punk. That being said, it's not really made for me. It was just okay.
Mon Jan 09 2023
(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd)
Literally half the songs on this album are considered all time classic songs.
This is not my go-to genre of music but what a great album.
Tue Jan 10 2023
This is a fun album. The beats, the samples, the smooth nasally rhymes, Latino flavors and of course weed. I liked it way more than I expected to.
Wed Jan 11 2023
The Number Of The Beast
If someone put this on and told me it was a parody of 80s Metal, I would believe them.
Thu Jan 12 2023
Rejoicing In The Hands
I actually am a big fan of some folk music out there. Unfortunately, this will not be counted in that.
I guess it was okay, at times very pleasant but other times annoying.
I didn't hate it.
Fri Jan 13 2023
It's the little things, like this album being included on this list that make me question reality. What are we doing here?
Let's all aim a bit higher next time.
Mon Jan 16 2023
This is what I'm talking about. An interesting album that I have never heard of and probably not experience without this list.
The funk and jazz were fun and cool and all that.
but... I was ready for a different genre before the end of the album.
Tue Jan 17 2023
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
I had never sat down and listened to this album from front to back.
What a great debut album.
It is clear to me why they are beloved to this day.
Wed Jan 18 2023
Emperor Tomato Ketchup
I actually mostly like this. The soft french vocals, the beats, and other layered musicals work well together and was nice to have on in the background while working.
Thu Jan 19 2023
Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols
Even a couple years ago, I would given this a one start, but I have been on a musically growth journey.
Reading the blurb from wikipedia, I am surprised that they only had one album with the amount of influence and recognition they have had.
In the end, I dont hate it. But at the same time it was not made for me or the other boring milk toast people like me.
Fri Jan 20 2023
First Band On The Moon
Only familiar with Lovefool, which doesn't really have the same feel as the rest of the album. Her voice is lovely and cute.
I like that there is a very slight mismatch between her soft pleasant voice and the 90s rock behind it.
Mon Jan 23 2023
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
I could have done without this album.
Below is my complete thoughts while listening to the album:
Country Rock, simple, gritty, guitar forward - which is okay because Neil's voice is the weakest link.
Overall, this is exactly what I would expect to hear when walking into the random country bar down the road. And those guys probably would have full time jobs, unrelated to music.
Tue Jan 24 2023
Tonight's The Night
Are you kidding me? We had Neil Young yesterday.
Have an open mind. Have an open mind.
I continued to struggle through most of the songs, but I did enjoy Borrowed Tune.
Wed Jan 25 2023
Time Out Of Mind
What a pleasant surprise! Seeing a Dylan album released in 1997, I did a figurative eye roll, but man was I wrong.
His bluesy, gravelly voice sounds jaded but wise, all while being able to hit the intended notes. The music itself is complex and expertly played.
I enjoyed every single song.
Thu Jan 26 2023
Nightmares On Wax
Pretty solid background music. Relaxing.
Fri Jan 27 2023
Colour By Numbers
After listening to about half of this, 80s pop just might be my least favorite genre of all the genres.
- did not finish -
Mon Jan 30 2023
I thoroughly enjoyed this album. Makes me miss the warmth of the sun and sand in my toes of summer.
The music is suave and relaxing while being upbeat and happy.
Tue Jan 31 2023
If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears
The Mamas & The Papas
Some nostalgia here with several of these songs. But honestly, the album was just fine. It sounded a bit dated and was...non-offensive.
Wed Feb 01 2023
Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
I've never been a huge PJ Harvey fan but this album was more approachable than others and went down pretty well.
Thu Feb 02 2023
Never heard of 10cc. They didn't seem to take themselves, or this album too serious, so I won't either.
Fri Feb 03 2023
Fear Of Music
I liked this album more than I was expecting to.
Mon Feb 06 2023
This album was confusing and strange and beneath me and over my head.
Some of these songs are really good. Even if the lyrics are goofy.
But some of them should have just been left off.
Worst song: Captain Stupido.
Tue Feb 07 2023
Beck is great. A lot of his stuff is inventive and timeless and this album is no exception.
Wed Feb 08 2023
The usage of the harsh 80s synth percussion was used in several songs, which I didn't care for but the rest of it was much better than i was expecting.
Dark and very polished. This album as a whole was very good.
Thu Feb 09 2023
A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse
This album was fine. Nothing to truly complain about but nothing to hang my hat on either.
Fri Feb 10 2023
This album hit me off guard. I had heard of Carole King before but I had no idea that she wrote and sang these hit songs, let alone all on a single album.
Mon Feb 13 2023
Live At Leeds
I am not a big fan of listening to live albums. I love going to concerts though. I could probably get behind listening to recordings of the live performance that I was there for.
There is just too much that is missed by simply recording the audio of a live performance.
Tue Feb 14 2023
I had no expectations going into this. I haven't seen the movie or heard of Air. I really enjoyed the album.
It was oddly familiar throughout. Calm and cool. Perfect for working with this in the background, although I was distracted several times by the feeling like I had heard this or that somewhere before.
One example that I was able to pinpoint: Highschool Lover -> Everybody by Mac Miller.
Wed Feb 15 2023
I can see how this isn't for everyone, but I like Massive Attack. Although, I was really only familiar with the album Mezzanine before listening to Protection today.
Very relaxing, full sounds.
Some of the vocals were not my preferred style but that's just nitpicking.
Thu Feb 16 2023
Since I Left You
While I did not love every song on this album, the overall sound and flow and construction and musicality of this album blew me away.
Fri Feb 17 2023
Funk. SO much funk. Dripping with the funk. Too much funk?
Maybe. I like funk in small doses. The 38 minute runtime helped.
Mon Feb 20 2023
I was excited when it popped up but was surprised how quickly I tired of it all. To the point where I was a little taken aback by how much I was ready for the album to be over.
Tue Feb 21 2023
Station To Station
I know that I am in the minority here, but this album just didn't do it for me.
I will say that I really did enjoy the song Wild Is The Wind.
Wed Feb 22 2023
Warehouse: Songs And Stories
I didnt finish the album and dont feel the need to.
Thu Feb 23 2023
I will admit it. I love Adele and I love this album. I don't care if that makes me a basic bitch.
The album is not perfect, but there are some truly great songs here.
Favorite song: Set Fire to the Rain
Fri Feb 24 2023
Ready To Die
The Notorious B.I.G.
The talent here is undeniable but this album has not aged well IMO.
Biggie's lyrical flow is incredible. The skits are simply not good.
The gratuitous misogyny and sexuality come off as bravado and is dripping with insecurity.
Mon Feb 27 2023
John Lee Hooker
Man, I really like the blues. I am relatively unfamiliar with John Lee Hooker though. From what I read from other reviews, the collaborations tainted the album, but not knowing the difference I thought the album was really good.
I'm going to listen to more John Lee Hooker for sure.
Tue Feb 28 2023
I really liked this album. Felt like a dream.
Looking forward to a relisten. Or maybe nap.
Wed Mar 01 2023
Ska/Punk/Reggae flavored, all female version of the Talking Heads.... or maybe not them but there is something familiar about the style that I can't put my finger on. I honestly don't care enough to finish the thought.
Regardless, this album is not anything I would choose to listen to or ever include in this list.
To be fair to the 1001 albums list - they don't claim that the albums are good - I am more and more convinced that they put albums like this on the list for the sole purpose to create appreciation and elevate the great albums that are on the list.
Thu Mar 02 2023
Tuesday Night Music Club
There were some good songs on this album.
Fri Mar 03 2023
This album is a solid, upbeat classic rock album. Not my favorite, but you could do a lot worse.
Mon Mar 06 2023
Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black
Tue Mar 07 2023
A Night At The Opera
This album is a lot. It has true genius and forever classics. But it also has songs that are simply not good.
It's overly dramatic and a roulette of genres. The classics are classics for a reason, but I also really liked '39 and will revisit in the future. The rest, I hope not.
Wed Mar 08 2023
this was not good.
Thu Mar 09 2023
Fever To Tell
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The front half of the album struggled a bit, but Maps and Y Control are great.
Fri Mar 10 2023
I know this doesn't really make sense but this album reminded me of the Queen album A Night at the Opera, but without the genius of Bohemian Rhapsody, etc.
What I really mean, is that this album is kind of all over the place. It's not bad musically, but it just doesn't work for me. It feels like he's throwing songs at the wall and seeing what sticks.
Solsbury Hill was the only sticker in the bunch.
Mon Mar 13 2023
Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs
Not something I would want to listen to regularly, but this was truly an enjoyable experience.
Very solid album.
Tue Mar 14 2023
I liked this more than I expected to.
Wed Mar 15 2023
Alice In Chains
Dark. Depressing. Heavy. Emotional. Beautiful.
Thu Mar 16 2023
This album wasn't made for me. I did my best though. I liked the jazzy songs better than the straight R&B ones.
Favorite song: Shit, Damn, Motherfucker.
Fri Mar 17 2023
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Buddy Holly is an American musical treasure. This album was light and quick and enjoyed by me.
Mon Mar 20 2023
I was happy to see this album pop up. I knew the hits but hadn't listened to the entire album before. My only real complaint is that it was a bit long.
It is poignant, smart, funny and generally a good time. An album capable of a sit down for a critical listen or thrown on for a game night with friends.
Tue Mar 21 2023
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
Honestly, I am surprised this album is on this list and even still after listening to it.
That being said, it was better than I was expecting. Several bangers. Several good guest performances. The songs didn't all sound the same.
But not a whole lot of substance other than the overarching message that you shouldn't really fuck with Fiddy and then expect to continue on with your day.
Wed Mar 22 2023
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
Didn't really care for most of the..... music?.....sounds.
Thu Mar 23 2023
This album displays a beautiful voice that was caught in the trap of uninspired, cheesy 80s music.
Fri Mar 24 2023
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Loved it. Such a fun album.
Full of interesting, upbeat, catchy songs without being cheesy.
And this isn't even the Arctic Monkeys' best album.
Mon Mar 27 2023
I didn't know what to expect but enjoyed the relaxed beats and purposeful flow to the lyrics. The lyrics were often meaningful and personal, which was appreciated when compared the wanton content of much of [even great] rap. The album felt a bit unpolished, which lends itself to feel more authentic.
Tue Mar 28 2023
The Slim Shady LP
This album is an exercise in being provocative and offensive, just for the sake of doing it. I would like to think that Eminem's talent and this album became huge despite his dark sense of humor, instead of because of it.
This album sounds like nothing else that came before it. The tone, the cadence, the flow, the rhymes are original and genius. Just wrapped in a sharp, crass package.
Wed Mar 29 2023
This album reminded me of something.
Which is it, milquetoast or milk toast?
Apparently, milquetoast comes from a comic strip character from the 1920s. The character was spineless and timid. I wouldn't call this album spineless, because that doesn't make any sense.
And so, milk toast is toasted and cubed bread with warm milk poured on top. Like a homemade cereal. And much like this album, at least put some sugar and cinnamon in there to make it a little less boring.
Thu Mar 30 2023
System Of A Down
System Of A Down
I had never listened to this album before although I know Toxicity well. System of a Down sounds like no other band who came before them.
This album is perfect for completely replacing your workout playlist.
Pure adrenaline and fun.
Fri Mar 31 2023
Wild Is The Wind
Nina Simone is a treasure. She captures the deep pain and longing of a broken relationship in this album, like no one else can. I felt that while listening.
I'm not crying. You're crying.
Mon Apr 03 2023
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon & Garfunkel
Near perfect album.
Tue Apr 04 2023
It wasn't bad. I can't put my finger on it, but I do know that I would have liked it more if it was better.
Wed Apr 05 2023
I'm such a sucker for this. It just gives me vibes of the beach and carefree summers.
Thu Apr 06 2023
All Hail the Queen
I'm sure this sounded great at the time. It feels a bit dated and just didn't do much for me.
Fri Apr 07 2023
So this was interesting and there was some really good stuff in there. Musically, it was enjoyable and different. I would have enjoyed this a lot more if their voices were better.
Mon Apr 10 2023
Odessey And Oracle
I can dig it, man.
Tue Apr 11 2023
Led Zeppelin IV
Possibly the greatest album of all time.
Wed Apr 12 2023
Pills 'n' Thrills And Bellyaches
About halfway through the second song, I convinced that I was going to like this album. Then the rest of the album happened.
Thu Apr 13 2023
Nick Of Time
Your mom would give this 5 stars.
Fri Apr 14 2023
MTV Unplugged In New York
Mon Apr 17 2023
The Pleasure Principle
My initial thought when this album started was that I was going to hate this.
But I didn't hate it.
Tue Apr 18 2023
This was very artsy.
Which is often code for, I am not really sure if I fully get it.
And honestly, I not a big lyrics guy. There are songs that I have heard 100 times that I don't know the lyrics of. My simple brain just pays more attention to the music than the lyrics. This album is lyrics forward and tells a troubled story. I just wasn't able to follow along while doing my work and I hope to be able to go back and listen again being able to focus on the lyrics.
All that being said, I can most definitely hear inspiration for music that followed, which is seriously something.
Wed Apr 19 2023
This album is okay. I am more just confused as to why it's on this list.
Thu Apr 20 2023
This was a pleasant surprise.
Fri Apr 21 2023
This was pretty cheesy, but I was in a good mood at the time.
Or was it this album that put me in a good mood?
We will never know.
Mon Apr 24 2023
This was good but not great.
Have you ever tried to recreate an amazing meal? You use all of the same ingredients. Same everything... but something just isn't right.
Me too, Yes. Me too.
Tue Apr 25 2023
I am no Coldplay fanboy, but this chill, highly polished, pop/soft-rock album is not as bad as the cool kids want to pretend it is.
When I am in the mood, (and I do have to be in the mood), Parachutes is pleasant, dreamy, emotional, relaxing, and truly unoffensive.
Wed Apr 26 2023
Sweet Baby James
I don't feel strongly about this album one way or another. It was good.
Fire and Rain is still a great song.
Thu Apr 27 2023
Slippery When Wet
80s metal is one of my least favorite things.
Fri Apr 28 2023
I honestly didn't hate this, but I wouldn't say this is good music or anything.
It's strange to me that it was included on this list.
Mon May 01 2023
I had to go back and relisten to this because my first listening experience was skewed by my wife complaining the entire time.
During the second listen, I realized she didn't know the context of this album, which think is important to the enjoyment for me.
Now, I don't know if that would have changed her opinion, but Woodie Guthrie lyrics put to music decades later is pretty cool.
Tue May 02 2023
The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails
I was only familiar with the song Closer prior to listening to this album, but this album still surprised me at how unique, creative, provocative, and honestly enjoyable it was to listen to. It's not really an album to put on while hanging out with my friends or family, but it most definitely has its place.
Wed May 03 2023
Even the Bee Gees sound bored with this album.
Thu May 04 2023
Lady In Satin
This album may not be the best representation of Jazz but it is Jazz. And Jazz makes my heart warmer.
Thu May 11 2023
This album was fine.
Fri May 12 2023
Ambient 1/Music For Airports
Although I can't help but agree with top Global comment with only 1 star, I enjoyed this album. It was a slightly meditative listening experience that was thoroughly calming and peaceful.
Mon May 15 2023
Born In The U.S.A.
I have never understood the love for Bruce Springsteen's music, but I had never listened to full album before. And now, I still don't get it.
Downbound Train and I'm on Fire were good.
Tue May 16 2023
Master Of Puppets
I'm not a big metal fan, but this is fun and beautiful.
It is an iconic album for a reason.
Wed May 17 2023
Rid Of Me
This was the third PJ Harvey album served up and the best of them. Let's just agree to have this be the last PJ Harvey album that we get...
Thu May 18 2023
There's A Riot Goin' On
Sly & The Family Stone
This was more funk than I was ready for, but the lyrics were on point and are still poignant today. Dark while feeling light. I like it.
Fri May 19 2023
It was fine... even good. But most definitely not great.
They hit a lot of the same elements as their great contemporaries but missed that magic that pulled it all together.
Mon May 22 2023
I really enjoyed this. I listened to it several times over the weekend and it makes me happy that this exists in the world.
Tue May 23 2023
I'm not a huge fan of Neil Young, but this album hit different somehow. It helps that I really like Heart of Gold.
Wed May 24 2023
A Northern Soul
I was expecting more of the Bitter Sweet Symphany but after resetting my expectations, this wasn't horrible.
This was like the Brits version of grunge. They probably cared too much, which is why it didn't work as well as American grunge.
Thu May 25 2023
Rhythm Nation 1814
I'm sure this is a well-constructed album, but the harsh synth percussions, etc. are so grating to me that I cannot hear anything beyond them. It was a real struggle to get through this.
Fri May 26 2023
Pleasant lounge vibes on this one. This would be pretty great to hear while sipping on some cocktail that I can't pronounce or barely see.
Mon May 29 2023
Fear Of A Black Planet
This was better than I was expecting it to be. Some of the best old school hip hop there is. Dark, poignant lyrics. Solid rhythm and beats. This a great all around album.