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No, please remove this album from the list.
No, please remove this album from the list.
Truly painful to get through. Did not enjoy
Landmark album. It's country, but it's not. It's Soul/Big Band, but it's not. He took White music and made it Black, it's like reverse Elvis. Love it.
I don't know what it is, but I've never cared for the Arctic Monkeys. This album didn't help change my mind.
Jazz-rap, funky and spacey beats, lyrics and flows are incredible. Unique artist, loved this. Great album.
A Top 5 all time album ever for me. Consistently in critics "greatest all time" lists. The man won a damn Noble Prize, mainly for the writing on this album. This is Degas In a Cafe, this is Le Dolce vita, this is Rimbaud. Favorite songs: Visions and I Want You
Wonderful slice of 90s college radio. Mournful, reflective, and beautiful. This is everything I love about REM. Favorite song: Nightswimming
Released while the group was going through some rough times, and it shows. First time listening to the complete album is years, I forgot how many animal mentions there are (goofy Paul). Speaking of Paul, his choice to keep songs like Ob-la-di, Why Don't We Do It In The Road and I Will on an already bloated album. Also his order of tracks on side 1 and 2 and equally bizarre (I Will into Julia specifically). His contributions to this album are mostly goofy and do nothing for me, the one exception being Blackbird, a lovely song. This is really some of John's best work; Dear Prudence, Glass Onion, Happiness is a Warm Gun, and Yer Blues. His ability to help everyone else shine is never more clear. George and Eric Clapton on While My Guitar Gently Weeps is another stand out track, and my favorite Harrison Beatle song. Overall a disjointed and overloaded album, that includes some beautiful moments. The highs are high and the lows and low.
I had been hoping for something wildly different and boy did we get it. I listened to the full album twice and still don't know if I enjoyed it. I appreciate the groovy sounds, luscious tones and jam feeling over most the album. The spoken word and growling caught me off guard. Overall it felt completely unique and oddly beautiful.
I'm a PJ Harvey fan, but I had never listened to this album from front to back until now. Love the raw emotional sound of this album. Her voice brings me back to my teen years, when MTV still played music, and hearing Björk, Fiona Apple and Tori Amos - groundbreaking female alt artists. Enjoyed this, and when taking into account her other work, she's a legend. Fav track: Sheela-Na-Gig
First time listening to this album, and wasn't familiar with ELP prior to today. I enjoyed the psycidelic sounds, the guitars and vocals, not a fan of the organ/keys. I played it front-to-back twice and while it was good, it's not great. Surprised to see this album on the list.
In the words of Bill Knust, this isn't my jam.
Wonderful album, listened in full several times over the weekend. Favorite song: America
No, please remove this album from the list.
First time listening to this entire album. I really like Elvis Costello, iconic artist...but 15 songs an almost a full hour, this album is a lot to take at once.
What a joy to listen to! The fuzzy guitar tones and feedback, the smashing drums; I felt like I was back in junior high, doing whip-its and hanging with friends. I listened to this 3 times in full, fav song: Sludgefeast
An absolute classic album. Michael was the soundtrack to my childhood. 10 top 10s on this album, what more can you say.
In the 90s this sounded like the future. I listened to the first 10 tracks, but didn't finish. Definitely Matrix rave vibes on the first half of the album. I was listening while working, which put me in a productive mood. However I wouldn't listen again.
Welcomed change of pace from the previous few albums. Love the lo-fi vibe of this album, the jazz samples and the smooth flows. Really enjoyed from start to finish. One of the best closing tracks of all time.
Nick Cave's voice is undeniable, this album however it's not good.
First time hearing this band, it's another British alternative band 🙄 First track is upbeat, no backing vocals and fuzzy guitar tones, I dig it. Lead singer doing his best Freddy Mercury impression. Of Walking Abortions sounds like Twisted Sister. Imagine being at a live show and yelling "we are walking abortions" nah. Overall I didn't hate this.
Really enjoyed this album as background music while working. The story about someone dying in a fire to save the album is wild, I liked it - but not enough to run into a burning building.
Off the top - not a Sinatra fan. Never liked Crooners, never thought Dean Martin was cool. Mood Indigo was a skip, can't do it. As far as essential, I think it's important to listen to bad music in order to appreciate the good. DNF
Always loved The Velvet Underground, but never listened to Lou Reed's solo albums. Enjoying the horns. Love the transition from How Do You Think It Feels to Oh Jim. Fucking hell this album is gut wrenching. Ending the album with The Kids, The Bed and Sad Song really fucked me up. Overall I appreciate the musical significance of Lou's music, however I wouldn't add any of these songs to my playlists.
Is this the greatest live album ever recorded?Maybe. Is James Brown undeniable? Without a doubt. The crisp drums, the funky bass, the horns - everything perfect. Even the crowd screaming and yelling in the background is perfect. I own this on Vinyl and it's not played enough. James Brown is the most sampled artist of all time, and If you want to see something crazy, go see the list on Wikipedia.
Raw, explosive, grimy and lovely. The gateway to punk rock, this album was amazing.
Loved it. Kanye killed it with the production. Always loved Common's delivery and conscious lyrics.
Classic album, and I enjoyed this immensely! This album really helped me understand that I need more Iggy in my rotation. Favorite track: A Passenger
Not a wizard, not a star...not good
2 tracks in a shut it off, not good.
Admittedly not an Alice Cooper fan, let's see how this goes. Really liked the first track, off to a good start. Unfinished Sweet has a dentist drill as background. Clearly fucking with us. Favorite track: Generation Landslide.
Some of Bowie's best work. Loved it from start to finish, listened to it 3 times all the way through. The title track is a stand out, brilliant piece of music. What more can I say, classic.
One of my personal favorites, I know every word to every song on this album. My dad played John Prine records all through my childhood. Prine was an American treasure, one of the greatest song writers ever. This album is perfect. Favorite track: Paradise
Revolutionary, aggressive and unapologetic. This is the hip-hop equivalent to Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey. 16 tracks was a little too long for a single listen, but I did enjoy it. ✊
Wonderful album, really enjoyed this. Tons of complex layers of sounds; from guitars and drums to harmonized vocals and synths. Shades of King Crimson and Pink Floyd. Really enjoyed this album, didn't notice it was only 3 tracks until I went back for a second listen.
First time hearing Pulp, and I was pleasantly surprised. The first half of the album had a couple of skips, but the second half slowed down and brought things home.
This album was a lot of fun to listen to. Zero skips, great energy, makes me want to toast a drink and sing along.
What a disappointment.
Really enjoyed this album, listened to it 3 times and added a few songs to a playlist.
First heard Gillian playing on the Inside Llweyn Davis soundtrack, instantly drawn to her voice and style. This was a really nice listen, I didn't skip a single track and even went back to listen to a few a second time. Fav track: I Want to Sing Rock and Roll.
I fucking loved the Purple tape when I was 13. Loved it so much, my Dad took away my CD and told me to play something else. And it still hits hard, lyrics are dense and complex. Rae and Ghost are in their prime here, hitting every track with haymakers. Love Nas's guest appearance. This brought back a lot of memories.
Wanted to not like this album, but I didn't hate it. Good background sounds while I worked.
What can I say, an absolute classic. This was first CD I ever bought. Listened to this front to back to many times to count. One of my all time favorite bands. Perfection.
Enjoyed D.A.N.C.E - didn't really care for the rest of the album.
Incredible album from an incredible band. The lyrics, production and instrumentals are wonderful. Admittedly I'm already a huge fan, but I feel like anyone can listen and enjoy this album. It's really disappointing what they released after this album, nothing hit me quite as hard as the first three albums. Hard to believe this was released 12 years ago.
Nice, classic 90s British pop sound. Fav track: Live Forever
Wonderful listen, not a single song skipped. Great features from Clapton, Billy Preston and more. Really enjoyed listening to the whole thing front to back.
The greatest Rock band of all time. Arguably the greatest four musicians to ever record music together. Whole Lotta Love - Song made the band enough money to buy a Boeing 720 (or rent it) What is and What Should Never Be - the whisper quiet verse, into the huge heavy chorus is perfect. The funky bass line is legendary, JPJ is a legend. The Lemon Song - John Bonham's snare and kick working overtime. The bridge is a damn jam session. Squeeze that lemon. Thank you - The delicate vocals, the organ, Page's acoustic picking...the lyrics! Heartbreaker - Absolute banger, Page's Les Paul never sounded better. Living Loving Maid - must be played with Heartbreaker, another funky banger. Radio loves this duo. Ramble On - JPJ's baseline is so nasty, is he the greatest Bassist of all time? Yes. Plant singing about Lord of the Rings! Top 5 Zep track. Moby Dick - The greatest drum solo of all time. Do yourself a favor and go watch Bonham live on YouTube. Being it on Home - The harmonica, the rambling intro..and then BOOM! Shot out of a goddamn cannon! Top 5 all time album.
Did not expect this! Really enjoyed this album. Very chill, not offensive to the ears. Would listen again.
"Judas!!" "I don't believe you...you're a liar...play it fucking loud" One of the most pivotal moments in music history, Dylan goes electric. If you know me, the score is no surprise. Absolutely perfect.
I enjoyed this, envisioned myself surrounded by palm trees and cold drinks while waves crashed around me. It put my in a good mood.
I like Beach House, I don't love Beach House. Hard to believe this album was released in 2010, sounds like 2022. They didn't invent Dream Pop, but they really make it sound good.
Fuck yeah, Dimebag 4 life.
Not just an essential grunge album, but an essential album. The guitars, the production, but above all the vocals. Chris Cornell was such a talent. Brought back a lot of fond memories. Favorite track: The Day I Tried to Live.
Truly painful to get through. Did not enjoy
Really didn't want to like this. In my memory, UB40 is Red Red Wine, and The Way You Do the Things You Do. This album was not that. I really enjoyed these songs, front to back a very enjoyable album, I'll definitely add some of these tracks to my playlists.
Not bad, but not a fan.
Never listened to this album front to back, only tracks. Always enjoyed The Pretenders and Chrissie Hynde is a force. Loved hearing her voice on this album, no skips on this album for me.
Loved it front to back. The Clash are iconic. Joe Strummer is a legend.
I've recently been listening to a lot of downtempo electronic and funky music. Khruangbin is on repeat for me. So getting to hear Air for the first time was a welcome surprise. I enjoyed this, would listen again.
It's hard to put into words how perfect this album is, and just how talented Dylan is. Written in the summer of '64, recorded in two days that same year, also the same summer he took acid with The Beatles. One side electric, one side aucstic. Dylan going into more surreal lyrics. *Chef's kiss*
I can appreciate the artistry and talent in this band. Don't love it, don't hate it. Neil Peart is a legend.
I enjoyed this much more than I'd expected to. Some parts sounded like Indian music, some like psychedelic pop interesting mix.
I'd never heard of this band, but the cover art had me excited for a psychedelic and folksy 60 minutes. I was not disappointed, but surprised to hear a Celtic folk rock group. Never heard something exactly like this before. Sometimes sounding like Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane and Yes all had a supergroup - I really enjoyed it. It wasn't until I read the notes that I discovered the lead singer, Sandy Denny was featured on Led Zeppelin's song The Battle of Evermore and was the only non-member of the band to get her own symbol on Zep's album IV (maybe it should be called 5 symbols). Overall this hits a chord for me, and I'm happy to have discovered it.
I enjoyed this, like I do most of Cat Stevens music. It's nothing earth shattering, but the songwriting is great and the composition works well.
Didn't discover this album until last year, and I was immediately stunned by how great it is. It's a psychedelic rock album, but it's also Jazz and experimental and electronic. I've listened to this album front to back a dozen times and still find things I love.
Dolly is an icon and this album was very enjoyable.
Jangly guitars, driving bass and drums, whispery vocals - Jesus and Mary Chain are the 80s alt sound. Always enjoyed their sound and look. Really enjoyed this album and kept listening to other tracks from them all day.
Good background music, played through it while working. Some interesting experiments with sound.
Changes is one of my all time favorite tracks, it's very nostalgic for me, probably the first Bowie song I recognized and being Bowie. Also love Queen Bitch and Life on Mars. The Dylan and Andy Warhol were a nice surprise also. Overall a wonderful album, easy 5.
Surprised by this one, really enjoyed it. Sounded like early Stones to me, which I dig. Will be adding to my rotation.
I enjoyed this, and I do like Dinosaur Jr. - but do we need two albums from them? I think one was enough.
This tape was on constant play as a kid. Age 9 rocking to The Other Side, Janie's Got a Gun and What It Takes. No idea the subject matter, just loved it. I remember the album art had a pierced cow's utter. Sadly, this album does not hold up, still nostalgic, but lost the magic.
Still haven't forgiven her for Kurt's death.
This sounds like music with no heavy influence, so original. Sounds like a New York dive bar, I loved it. Definitely adding this to my rotation.
Before listening to this album, I was only familiar with Chicago's radio singles. Really enjoyed this album. Lots of rich sounds big horns, loved it!
The production, the instrumentals, vocals - all perfect. No misses, a perfect album.
Not his best work.
First half was badass, psychedelic, funky and experimental jams. The last few songs were just sounds, alarm clocks and bells dinging. Overall I did enjoy listening and will be adding some George Clinton to my playlists.
Loved this. Enjoyed the experimental sounds and spoken word. The lowkey vibe on most the album really drew me in. The vocals are smooth and sweet. Enjoyed from front to back.
This album felt great, like a cold Guinness near a warm fire. Very unique sound, sometimes so many instruments that it sounded like two songs were playing at once. Overall very enjoyable, this is the definition of Albums to Hear Before You Die.
For me, the very definition of overrated. Is it a classic? Yes. Is it essential listening? Yes. But did I enjoy listening? No. Lots of Mid Tempo tracks, and Brian's voice isn't great.
Landmark album. It's country, but it's not. It's Soul/Big Band, but it's not. He took White music and made it Black, it's like reverse Elvis. Love it.
This is an incredible album from one the greatest group of musicians to ever record music. I used to refer to Radiohead as "our generation's Stones or Beatles" but now I'm looking for the next generation's Radiohead. This is so good, it makes me want to give up on recently released music completely. Listen to Exit Music or No Surprises and you'll agree.
I wasn't ready for the diversity of sounds on this album. Of course I've heard the radio hits, but the deeper cuts were more Jazz than Rap. A few times I had to check to make sure I was still listening to the right album. Really enjoyed it.
Painful is the word I would use, not his divorce, but the tracks on this album. This album is so boring and long, it goes on forever. He's singing about paying child support on one of them...I just couldn't care less.
Feels like Dylan and The Band just dumped all they're recordings in a box and shipped it out. Of course The Weight and Chest Fever are great tracks, but outside that, it's not great.
This was just fine, background noise.
First song sucks, not a great start - skip. Second song "Jupiter and Teardrop" is completely different and I like it. Fuzzy is next and it's really nice as well. Lots of nothing in the middle. America is Snoring, and so am I... Sounds like he's trying his best impression of Bono, and failing. Poor vocals, instrumentals and production. The worst part for me is the lyrics, no depth or emotion.
I skipped over this band as a kid, nothing they played ever caught my attention. I loved Sonic Youth, Pixies, and Dinosaur Jr. but something about Pavement didn't blow my hair back. This album didn't change that fact.
Great album, cutting lyrics against snappy pop tunes. Really enjoyed this from front to back.
This needs to be removed from the list.
A shitshow, but an authentic shitshow. Without question essential listening.
A classic sound on a classic album. An homage to The Wall of Sound or Motown, but it's authentic. The Dap-Kings sound amazing in support. The heart breaking lyrics, the pain in Amy's voice is real. Stellar.
Janis is a top 5 female artist for me. As a kid Pearl and Cheap Trills were played often on my parents record player. On that old Sansui skipping tracks wasn't really a thing, but with Pearl you wouldn't want to; absolute perfection front to back. I know most of the tracks are covers, but it's like Jimi covering Dylan, sublime. Me and Bobby McGee may be the greatest song of all time. If you haven't seen the documentary Little Girl Blue, check it out tonight.
This week we had Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin and Grace Slick! If the selections are random, the gods shined on us this week. This album was quintessential psychedelic rock. Essential listening, and very enjoyable.
I skipped the opening track, don't need to hear Pie ever again. Kept my expectations low, and I was pleasantly surprised by this album. A few poor tracks, but overall I didn't hate it.
bad is right
Grungy, loud, distorarted post-punk at it's finest. My 14yr old heart would have been happy hearing this in 93 - but today I'm not feeling it. This album did not hold up, especially Kim Gordan's vocals.
Four Songs in and I gave up, this isn't for me.
After I separate Artist from the Art; this is Phil Spector at the height of his genius. This is the only Christmas music I like, keep Mariah and Elvis, give me Darlene Love and The Ronettes. Classic.
This album is often on the "most influential albums of all time" or "greatest pop albums of all time" - and I can see why, it has the foundation of something much bigger. Kraftwerk were on to something. Just one listen is enough for me.
This album and Pearl were in regular rotation on my parent's turntable. Always loved Janis.
The National won't be on the radio on your drive home, or listed in Rolling Stone's Top 500. The most press I've seen them recieve is being mentioned in a piece about Taylor Swift's last couple albums, of which they are featured/produced. Commercial success may never find them, but a connection to their listeners has - and it's no exception with High Violet. For me, this is a nearly perfect album. Excellent production and instrumentals, and Matt's voice you either love or hate, I love. If you get a chance to catch a live show, I highly recommend it - the energy infectious. Fav Song - England
Beautiful album, I want to marry Norah Jones.
Avant garde, post-punk, pre-grunge - hard to believe this came out in 1988. Great production and sounds throughout. And even though I've heard the song six thousand times, Where is my Mind is still on of the greatest of all time.
I hate it.
The sounded like they were on the edge of a sound that was going to be something special but never got there. This isn't great, didn't finish.
Southern Rock at it's finest. Half of this album is all time classic tracks. Wild to think we almost didn't get Simple Man recorded at all. Anyway here's 5/5
This was a lot of fun!
Who is this album for? Me. And while it has flaws, overall I really enjoyed it. Nice and mellow, good guitars, unique voice.
I didn't hate this, but didn't finish.
Was hoping for the earlier sounds from his career, but I wasn't disappointed. It's good to vibe to while working.
Absolute classic. Top 3 Hip Hop albums all time. Had this CD stolen from me twice during high school, it's that good.
Very interesting sounds. I liked the production, and the vocals in french sounded great. Overall it good background jams.
The first time I saw and heard The Sex Pistols I was 11, watching a "History of Rock-n-Roll" VHS my parents had. After the Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones and Disco the screen exploded with sound and fury as Johnny Rotten, Sid and the rest were spitting into the crowd and kicking over amps. They could barely play their instruments, they looked like shit and sounded worse...and I fucking loved it. Started a musical journey for me, and many others, down a road of music with raw power and attitude. Landmark album.
Didn't care for it. Her voice was nice.
Love Neil Young, but I don't love his grunge phase. DNF
Enjoy this era of Neil's career. Although this album isn't Harvest, it still has some of the same feels. Good shit
Prior to today, Not Dark Yet was the only track I'd heard off this album and I've been missing out. Enjoyed this front to back, southern blues, dark lyrics, his raspy voice great blend.
If I had lower expectations, the bar would have been under the floor. Maybe that's the key to happiness in life? I really enjoyed this album, the whole thing is a damn vibe. I had it playing in the back while I worked and it fit perfectly. Great Recommendation.
Yes, loved this. So smooth.
Never cared for them, still don't.
This could be her best work, loved the second half of this album.
Not the worst album we've had, but in the bottom 50.
Love the Talking Heads, Life During Wartime is top 5 David Byrne. His influence on music is still being felt today. I listened to this one twice yesterday.
Highs were high, and lows were low. I like his production, and hope to see more in the future, but I'll never listen to this album again.
Dark, slick, moody - loved this album. I listened to the 2006 remaster which included two bonus tracks, on other albums I may skip these, on this I didn't. The two songs that played after this album was complete was LCD Soundsystem "Oh Baby" and "Disorder" by Joy Division, both songs I love so we are in good company. Also is Depeche Mode a top 5 band name?
Love Faces, Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood always mixed well for me. Stay With Me is an all-time top 10 classic rock song for me. Really enjoyed this album, and first song that played after was Ain't Wastin Time No More by Allman Brothers.
Well this may be the most pleasant surprise I've had during this whole 1001 album experience. What a goddamn gem of an album, I listened to it 3 times during the day. Standing ovation. Fav Tracks: So Far Away, Will you Love me Tomorrow and It's Too Late
I like The Who, didn't like this album.
This album is a vibe. I had no expectations, and I was pleasantly surprised.
Love the sound and vibe of Massive Attack, this one was a little underwhelming for me.
One of my all time favorite albums, listening now brings back a lot of memories from the summer after graduating High School, driving around windows down, blaring Since I Left You. There wasn't anything else quite like this album at that time. Help pave the way for many densely layered electronic albums since, Stand out tracks "Frontier Psychiatrist", and of course "Since I Left You".
If someone you know isn't into Funk, or hasn't been exposed to Funk - this is the album! Put this album on and watch as your friend transforms into eight-legged Funktopus. Lame party? Drop "Give up the Funk" and tear the goddamn roof off. Tired of the same lame sex? "Handcuffs" is a scientifically proven aphrodisiac. George Clinton was in is bag on this one.
The Thin White Duke era bowie, aka the cocaine era, not his best work - but still very enjoyable. This isn't completely subjective as Bowie is one of my favorite artists; and my rating will show that. Inspired after meeting Nina Simone, WIld is the Wind is an amazing recording, coincidentally reviewing this on her birthday. At the end of the day, Bowie is legendary artist, he never missed.
6 songs in, did not finish.
Incredible voice, production is perfect, but it's radio pop. The song with the most soul is Someone Like You, crushing.
Top 5 rapper, maybe. But this is not his best album. Way too long, half his flows are about guns, and the skits are shit. Juicy, Big Poppa and Gimmie the Loot are undeniable classics, outside of that these tracks are not great. Someone needs to re-cut this album, remove Puff from everything and take all the wack ass skits out.
John was 73 years old when he recorded this album and he sounds as good as ever. Delta Blues has such a unique sound and feel, and John was a founding father. If you love the Black Keys, you'll recognize where their sound came from after hearing John (they even cover Crawlin King Snake). Fav song - In The Mood.
Didn't love this album when it came out, didn't understand why it was making so many critics albums-of-the-year lists, still don't like it 13 years later.
Fun pop punk album, love the Ska sounds and driving drums...crazy to think these girls were just teenagers.
Wouldn't say Boston is a favorite of mine. I've never put them in a conversation about best bands/albums of all time...But DAMN this album is nearly perfect. I know all these songs have been hammered into our heads for 30 years, but despite that, I loved hearing them, felt like catching up with an old friend.
I hate this. Did Paul McCartney arrange this album? You're my Best Friend is a classic, hard not to like it. '39 wasn't bad! Sweet Lady wasn't the worst Queen song, excellent drums! Is this album turning around? Nope! Seaside Rendezvous may be the worst song on this album. If I never hear another Queen song, I'd be a happy man.
Every Night when I go to bed, I play brown noise to help me fall asleep. After the 3rd song, I just switched to my brown noise playlist. This album is shit.
This was a fun post-punk, post-grunge, indie album. Love Karen O's voice, and the drums sounded great. Listened to it during a workout, fit perfectly.
I want to love Peter Gabriel, seems like the kind of character that I'd really love. But this aint it. Didn't hate it, I finished it, but aside for Solsbury Hill, can't remember a single song.
Man, this was really good! Although most of the songs all sounded the same, it was very enjoyable. Fav Song: El Paso
Respect to Kathleen Hanna, pioneer, innovator, icon. This wasn't her best work. It was good, but I wouldn’t have it on any lists.
Feeling lots of emotions listening to this album. These songs came to me during some tough times in my life. "Would" is a top-10 90s track for me; the first time I heard it was actually on the "Singles" soundtrack, which I think is a very underrated soundtrack. 13yr old Jesse would have given this album a 5/5, but hearing it again after all these years doesn't stir the same feelings.
this didnt age well
This is lost on me. I can't imagine a time when this was cutting edge or held deep meaning for anyone. Just seems like something you listen to while getting a burger and trying to get your hand up your girl's shirt.
Legendary follow-up to what I consider the greatest hip hop album of all time, Aquemini. I waited for this album like a kid waits for Santa, and after hearing that first single B.O.B. I knew the wait was worth it. Outkast trancedes hip hop with their potent and expansive lyrics, diverse array of beats and backing music, and a unique style that makes them without a doubt the greatest hip hop duo of all time (sorry Eric B and Rakim). I do love this album, and it still holds up after 23 yrs, although it's too long at over an hour runtime, and the second half of the album isn't near as good as the first half. Definitely essentially listening.
Her voice is impressive, but this just isn't for me.
I don't know what it is, but I've never cared for the Arctic Monkeys. This album didn't help change my mind.
Jazz-rap, funky and spacey beats, lyrics and flows are incredible. Unique artist, loved this. Great album.
The album that changed Hip Hop. Em is an absolute original - funny, dark, and an insanely talented artist. This was in my car CD changer for a solid 2 years. "Ninety-nine percent of my life I was lied to I just found out my mom does more dope than I do... With a bulletproof vest on and shoot myself in the head...You thought I was ill and now I'm even more so, shit I got full-blown AIDS and a sore throat...I wanted an album so rugged nobody could touch it, Spent a million a track and went over my budget, Now how in the fuck am I supposed to get out of debt? I can't rap anymore, I just murdered the alphabet" Legendary.
Painful. The 80s were a difficult time for music, and this album was painful to get through. Of al the great music in this world, why subject someone to this? No more Simply Red please.
Played this during my workout - amazing energy! Not a huge fan of his operatic vibrato voice, but overall very powerful lyrics and sound from everyone in the band.
An inspiration to so many, a tragic life, an icon. If this is your first time hearing Nina, go read her Wikipedia and watch "What Happened, Miss Simone?" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Simone Loved this album.
The breakup album. This album was kind of all over the place in terms of style and sound, reminds me a little of The White Album. After getting past the first two songs, it's nearly perfect with Cecilia and The Boxer highlighting, Fav Track: The Only Living Boy in New York. "Hey, I’ve got nothing to do today but smile"
My favorite parts were when he wasn't singing.
not feeling it - dnf
All respect to Queen Latifah, this album did not age well.
Pure uncut 60s psych rock, inject directly in my veins.
What can I say that hasn't already been said; this may be the greatest set of tracks ever recorded. For fuck's sake, I have one of the four symbols tattooed on me! Can I give it more than 5 stars?
Love Bonnie Raitt, incredible voice and songwriting. But this ain't it.
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I've always liked Patti Smith as a person, author and activist...but her music has never hooked me.
Didn't care for this
Unexpected favorite here! Loved the driving bass, smooth guitars and thick english vocals. 11 Tracks, but only 35 mins - perfect! I have no complaints about this album, will be adding The Jam to my playlists.
Superstition is a jam, the rest isn't good. That's it, that's the review.
Incredible how many artists find their voice on the debut album, soar to incredible heights musically, and gain huge commercial success only to lose all their soul a couple albums later. I loved this album when I was 17, still sounds amazing. Shiver was in my head all day yesterday, beautiful song.
This album hits home for me, it was on my parent's record player for a decade, then it was on my record player for years - shit my first born is partly named after James Taylor. ❤️
I'd rather just die.
Not for me, did not finish.
Love Woodie, Billy Bragg and Wilco - so I knew this was going to go well for me. Loved it, listened twice. Need another!
Absolutely seminal album in my life. My friends and I, 14 years old, in my basement bedroom screaming "God is dead, and no one cares" - convincing the DJ at our 8th grade mixer to play March of the Pigs, and a dozen of us slamming into each other while the rest of the school stood in disbelief and awkward silence. I had the NIN long sleeve black t-shirt, Trent Reznor wearing shiny black leather poster, all the albums. Easy 5/5 on Downward Spiral.
The first half of this album was so bad, I said aloud "Get the fuck out of here" as I skipped the tracks. When I got to Someone Stop the Music, I found a glimmer of hope. The next couple tracks were also just fine. I realized it was because they were doing their best impression of other artists, Elton John, Bowie, Simon and Garfunkel, etc... The last few tracks went back to being below average.
Always loved Billie's unique voice, powerful and heartbreaking lyrics. I wasn't in the mood for this album today, so I'll need to revisit later.
This wasn't the worst thing I'd heard this week.
Difficult to give this album a rating. One part of me wants to give it a 2 and complain about how I've heard these damn songs on the radio for 30 years. How Axle can't sing, and it's garbage music. But then I hear Sweet Child O' Mine and something tells me to give this album a 5. How they managed to fit all these bangers on their debut album is really incredible. So I transport myself back to 6th grade, and think how I felt hearing Welcome to the Jungle and Paradise City. They captured lightning in a bottle on this album.
Admittedly I had high expectations for this album, and that is likely why I gave it such a low score. This album is all over the fucking place, smooth and sweet sometimes, manic and loud other times. I pretty sure there is a marching band on the song Tusk. Overall I didn't hate this, but I was confused and disappointed, especially after reading that this many people's favorite Fleetwood Mac Album. Maybe this deserves a few more listens to really appreciate it.
Loved this. Great production, and sounds - really surprised they aren't more populat.
Great opening track...goes downhill quickly after that.
I enjoyed this while working on routine tasks at work. It was fine.
Classic. Perfect workout music.
Raw vocals, unique arrangements, outstanding production.
Excellent album! Dark, political lyrics layered on top of some the funkiest beats, with a dash of psychedelic sounds. Really surprised by this one.
Close to something here, but no.
If you don't love this album, I don't want to be your friend.
I understand Neil is a polarizing artist, love him or hate. And I fucking love him and this album. There are maybe 2 songs on this album I don't love deeply. Grew up with this on rotation, own the album and play it often, just gets better with time.
Sounds a U2 cover band. Not great
Core memory unlocked: Being 9 years old, jamming Miss You Much in the back of older cousin's car, summer night, windows down, volume on max. This album is full of jams, nice vocals, and great production. Janet is the Queen of Pop, left an indelible mark on pop music and that's while standing in her brother's shadow.
Enjoyable, jammy background music - I liked this.
Peak Public Enemy - loved it. Fav Track: 911 Is A Joke
I've grown to like Elvis Costello later in my life. Used to find his voice grating and monotone, now I dig it. This album was good, not great.
Some early prog-rock. Nice to put on in the background while cleaning the house.
Saw Jane's Headline a tour with Audioslave, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age and A Perfect Circle in 2003. One song into their set, the audience started making their way out of the stadium. Perry Farrell stopped the song to yell at the crowd and call us pieces of shit. Awesome. This album did nothing to help make me a fan.
If an alien landed in my yard and asked me what Rock-n-roll is, I'd put on Exile on Main Street. Nearly perfect album.
The first 5 songs come out with such fury and power. Unfortunately the rest of the album has none of that same power.
Melancholy stories about working class folks. Stripped down production, and nearly isolated vocals. Springsteen at his best. Listened twice and loved it more the second time.
A fantastic album; psychedelic, dreamy, alt rock. Did Matt Coin produce this because it has the Flaming Lips sound all over it. Really enjoyed this.
Regarded by many to be the greatest album of all time; my review isn't necessary here, just go listen for yourself.
Raw, electric, powerful.
Love the political message, not the biggest fan of the jangly guitar and voice.
I don't want to talk about it, just listen to Mandolin Wind.
A pleasant fireside guitar-pickin peach of a recording.
Biased review incoming; This is my favorite Rolling Stones album. My Mom owns the vinyl with the working zipper, as a kid I would zip and unzip the album cover. Now I look back and think, why the fuck did they let me fuck up their albums. Anyway, this is the best album from one of the greatest musical groups ever to record music. They were in their bag, every track bangs. Amazing opening track with Brown Sugar, drop in one of the greatest songs ever Wild Horses, sprinkle in a Townes Van Zandt cover Dead Flowers, and end with maybe the greatest closing track Moonlight Mile. If this isn't a Top 50 all time album - we can't be friends.
Better than The White Album
Great debut album. Love the distorted guitar and synths. Love the haunting vocals and dark lyrics. Whole several songs felt like a variation on a theme, it worked really well.
Dreamy, oddly accessible, indie classic. "Do You Realize" is a top 25 track of the 2000's - crazy to think this came out over 20 years ago.
Not everyone's cup of tea, I've heard it referred to as Beer Rock, or Don Henley covering The Killers, but I like The War on Drugs. Love the dreamy quality the mix provides, his voice is unique and not perfect. Overall I dig this album.
If you don't love this album, you either don't have ears or a heart. It's nearly perfect.
Sounds from a Honky Tonk. Not to shabby.
This was a fun listen, an interesting theme and some great guest appearances. Love Janelle's voice, however the mix seemed a little too vocal forward. Still a stellar project from my hometown pop sensation.
Another classic from Rod Stewart.
Love this band, but there are better Talking Heads albums. Take Me to the River is amazing.
This just doesn't move the needle for me. I know it's considered one the greatest albums of all time, but it feels very empty to me. I did find myself bobbing my head to "That Was Your Mother" Zydeco is a cheat code for my heart. Overall I didn't hate it, but if I never heard it again I wouldn't miss it.
Miles goes electric - love this. The instrumentals, the production, the mix. Miles is truly one of a kind.
This is not good. Although the history of how the record label was forced to release the album in the US, which is how we even know these songs, is interesting.
Classic sounds, the title track stands out for me. Good not great.
This was great! 70s heavy sludge rock/metal at it's finest.
This was a nice surprise, little 60s psychedelic blues.
Loved this, maybe I was just in the right mood, but it hit me in just the right way. The vocals are perfect, the instrumentals and mixes are outstanding. Some of the songs sounded like the could have been released in 2000's. Really enjoyed this.
14 tracks 15 minutes 🤘
Absolutely robbed during the '96 Grammy's by fucking CELINE DION! A classic, still holds up after 27 years. The beats, the rhymes, Lauren's vocals..it's perfect, not a single skip.
Understand why this is on the list, godfathers of metal and all, but this isn't great. The needless screaming on every track really put it over the edge.
The vocals are a little much, but overall I didn't hate this. Listened to the entire album, no skips.
Never cared for Willie Nelson 😐 still don't
Yes! Love this album and love this band. One of the greatest opening tracks of all time. After playing fast and loud for their first two albums, this came in like a cool breeze. Perfect album.
Love Bowie and love the title track, not my favorite album from him. I know he wanted to make something commercially successful and prove people wrong. It's still damn good.
I've reached Yes overload with this list of albums. Yes this is a decent album, yes this is a good band, no I don't need to hear anymore Yes.
Not gold, not even Bronze.
Love Merle Haggard, part of the soundtrack of my childhood. This isn't my favorite album, but it's still pure Haggard.
Lots of covers - not the best version of The Stones.
Fun folky album, I don't think we needed two albums by Dexys Midnight Runners in this list. Overall I enjoyed it.
This one hit me at just the right time, in just the right way. It's giving Punk, Rockabilly, and Bluesy. Loved it.
I know this is a massive project, but it's just not for me. Sometimes less is more.
Icon. First time hearing this album, and loved it. Strange Relationship and U Got the Look are highlights for me.
The solo piano is nice for about 30 mins, and then I needed a break. DNF
This may be the best metal album ever. I was way into this, Korn and Limp Bizkit in when I was 14. Still holds up.
After 30 years, this album is still in my rotation, top-10 hip hop album for me. While everyone from the Clan sounds great, the GZA really stands out for me. Repeated listens required.
This was good, not great. Definitely not 1991 album of the year.
Music to do your homework to! Also if your homework includes eating MDMA and dancing for hours, this is also for you. For me, I had this on while filtering through spreadsheets and emails, basically the same. Enjoyed this, especially "Alive".
This was a whole vibe. Giving Havana cafe, coffee and cigar.
It was music, there were instruments and vocals. Possibly the worst album we've had so far.
Not my favorite Bowie album, still amazing. The guy wasn't human.
Some really great songs on here. Elton with a strong start, and a weak finish. This album is way too long.
Great production from Joan Jett, hard to believe this came out in 1979. It's fast, it's chaotic - Pat and Darby sound like shit. I loved it.
If you don't like Springsteen, listen to musicians like Justin Vernon, Steve Earle and Eddie Vedder talk about his influence on them. Go listen to Arcade Fire's Neon Bible and Suburbs. Or listen to the wordy, dark and complex lyrics of The National. Watch how similar the Foo Fighters live performances are to Bruce's live shows. His impact on music is undeniable, and it's possible you love his music and don't even know it. I'll admit this isn't my favorite album of his, but DAMN it's good!
Wish I hadn't listened.
This was incredible, how have I lived my whole life and not heard "Back at the Farm". I listened to this whole album 3 times on Friday. Adding to my rotation. 4.5 stars
Timeless. One of the most influential albums ever. If you didn't love this album, go back and start the track Mayonnaise; close your eyes and FEEL that fucking song. It's a Masterpiece. 5/5
Mad respect to Dave for writing every song and playing every instrument during recording; Paul McCartney level stuff. Overall the album good, not great. Big Me is my favorite.
This aint for me.
You ever listen to an album and it's like: Banger! Banger! Banger! Banger! Banger!
This may be the greatest album ever made. Don't agree? Name a better one...you're wrong, this one is better. Now play "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" again and turn it all the way up.
Cowgirl and Down by The River are the real MVPs. The rest is fine.
Hot garbage - DNF
Could have played this entire album back to front and not been able to guess the band. I personally don't care for British Pop, 'wanna hold your hand' Beatles and shit. Didn't care for this.
Love this album, I own the leather bound version, it was my parents growing up, I was always intrigued by it. I played "Teach Your Children" at my Dad's funeral, brought the house down. Helpless and 4+20 are my favorite songs on the album. And of course "Our House" is one of the sweetest folk songs ever written.
Unfortunately one song cannot carry this entire album.
People hated this Album when it was released. The Melody Maker critic Mark Beaumont called this album "tubby, ostentatious, self-congratulatory, look-ma-I-can-suck-my-own-cock whiny old rubbish" 😂 Idiots
After the first 15 seconds I was prepared to skip this album...but I'm glad I didn't, this was a joy to listen to. Really enjoyed it.
Plenty of good tunes on this album, Green River is my favorite.
Good vibes, I only wish I was in Cuba hearing this.
I can enjoy 1-2 songs, listen to 4-5 of them, but by 6 I'm ready to drive off an overpass.
I didn't hate this album, some low points, but overall I liked it.
I dig Supertramp.
Top 5 band of the last 25 years. This album is a classic, nearly perfect and it's not even their best album. (Antichrist Television Blues), Intervention and No Cars Go are monumental and the closing track My Body Is a Cage is the perfect finish.
What a hot steaming pile of shit.
Great opening first half of the album, second half was soft. Overall I did enjoy this, Mark is underrated as a front man.
Top 10 all time Hip Hop albums. Kayne's influence on Music is understated, ask your kid who the greatest of all time is, you'll be surprised.
The appeal is undeniable, the hammering piano, that southern drawl, the hair flying around, the overtly sexual lyrics. Imagine seeing him in 1964, while The Turtles and The Beatles are wanting to "Get to know you better" and "Hold your Hand" Jerry Lee just wants you to Shake Baby! If we are being honest, Jerry Lee owes Little Richard a fortune for stealing his act. There are however some things that keep me from fully enjoying his music. I usually have no problem separating the artist from the art, however Jerry Lee is a such a piece of shit, it's really difficult. At age 27 he married his 13 year old cousin, she gave birth at 14 years old, a marriage that ended after a decade of abuse. There is also the real truth that Jerry Lee murdered his forth wife, drowning her in the pool. And likely murdered his fifth wife, corner's office citing an overdose. Anyway... here's Great Balls of Fire
An amazing debut album - Thinkin' bout you, Sweet Life and Pyramids are top tracks for me. Frank Ocean doesn't miss.
Empty and soulless - the music they play in the waiting room.
John was a legend, a god amongst men, but remained as humble as ever, and it shows on this album and Live from Folsom. I loved this, however there were some parts where I thought "do they know they are recording an album?" - overall it was great.
I found Nick Drake in 2006; I graduated from college, my first child was born, I was married, and my Dad passed away that year...so this one was personal. Overall a beautiful album, some parts just feel timeless.
If these tracks weren't blasted on every classic rock station, every beer commercial and 90s TV show, I would have really liked this album. I've just heard LA Grange so many times it's grading now. Anyway, I still dig it.
New Wave Pop hit it's peak with this release - the opening five tracks are juggernauts of radio hits - Good Times Roll, My Best Friend's Girl, You're All I've Got Tonight, Just What I Needed. Not my cup of tea, but the popularity is undeniable.
I was excited to hear this, I know a lot of people love it. Man..what a disappointment. Lackluster production, terrible vocals and uninspired lyrics.
What a fucking cool album. After his masterbation monologue I was hooked. Only complaint was he used the word Jackknife 67 times.
Enjoyed this album, listened to it twice. Her vocals are great, production is really good. Overall solid.
First time hearing this band, hoping for great things!
I don't remember listening to this album at all, I don't remember a single song.
I really liked this; a mix of pop, avant garde, psychedelic, jazz, progressive all wrapped in that late 60s lofi sound. Lovely.
Great opening 1-2 punch with the title track followed by Jet! You know Paul was sitting on Band on the Run for years like "just wait" - plenty of good pop on this album, nothing too serious just having fun like Paul always did. I heard that this tour was incredible, that the energy in the crowd was electric. Overall I enjoyed this.
Wild and weird - Some of it I hated, most of it I liked, some of I loved.
Fucking fantastic. Reminds me of being crammed in at Green Lady Lounge, a Sazerac in hand, band sweating it out a few feet away. Lovely.
The way I feel about this kind of music, is the way you probably feel about Alice Cooper, Hair Bands and Metal. I just can't. DNF
Great record, love all the samples, synths, and harmonizing vocals on this album. Once in a Lifetime is the star, but the rest of the tracks do not miss.
This was just fine, I don't really care for Danger Mouse's production on this.
I understand why this is so influential, and I respect the work, but it's not for me.
First time hearing this album from front to back. High Energy, good production, powerful lyrics and over course Cube's delivery is incredible. It's a landmark album.
Back ground noise.
Pioneer's of the Dream Pop, Shoegaze sound. Really lovely warm tones throughout. I liked the french lyrics, forced me to focus on the instrumentals. Enjoyed this album.
Never liked Hole, don't like Courtney or her voice.
There are better Radiohead albums.
Love Bob - wish everyone had an ounce of the love that he had for everyone. But the studio sessions just don't have the raw energy that I feel in the live recordings. Or maybe it's because Peter Tosh wasn't in the studio for this album.
Definition of 80s dance, still slaps.
A very beautiful album from and amazing artist. Many favorites, really the whole damn album is great.
Enjoyed this album, and everything that played after on autoplay. This is what I love about 1001 albums generator.
Big highs and low lows - overall I did enjoy this album, but wouldn't consider it MUST LISTEN.
The original College Radio Indie Kings - Loved this album, quickly became a top R.E.M. album for me. Nothing too deep or sad, simple almost whimsical at times, really appreciate the simple melodies and instrumentals.
I know this music is beloved by many, and it has it's place in American music history, and hearing one or two of George's songs is nice, but a whole album is rough.
Close your eyes and imagine it's the year 2000, the radio is filled with Matchbox 20, Creed and Carlos Santana - and then "Fell in Love With a Girl" comes through the speakers and it feels like a meteor crashing into earth. Jack and Meg were a revolution. Both a throwback to the old stripped-down sounds of Delta Blues and Garage Rock, and simultaneously sounding like the future of rock music. Loved this
It's incredible how far hip-hop has come in 40 years... because this album was unbearable. DNF
Legendary, classic, undeniable foundation of Rock-n-roll.
First time hearing this artist, wonderful album - this is way I love 1001 albums generator.
Siamese Dream is one of my favorite albums and when this album was released I remember being done with the Smashing Pumpkins. I thought this was such a bloated project, I didn't care for the overly commercial production, it just felt soulless. I do love this part "All songs written by Billy Corgan" - I love how uniquely original the music sounds, and while his lyrics aren't deep, they are his. Not my favorite from the band, still really good.
Fingers crossed this is the last Nick Cave project we have to drudge through.