-A new listen for me. I'm shocked this doesn't have so many more listens on Spotify. Does this mean that it's not a good entry point for JB? -The production on this is super interesting. The mics seem...not underproduced? But there's not a ton of production here either. It seems like the vocals and the audience mic are one and the same. -For being from the 60s, you can barely tell that this wasn't recorded in a studio. Overdubs? -The bass and drums are carrying the groove of the instrumentation here. -His vocals are GREAT on Lost Someone (waoh that SCREAM) -oh my god this track goes on for seven more minutes -This song to me is peak James Brown -WOAH THESE SCREAMS -The band is carrying -Very awesome all around. Would be curious to see how this stacks up to his studio work if there are other albums of his on the list (and I'm sure there are).
-Ah, yes, THIS song- -If this album is on here because of THIS song I'm going to be sorely upset -That's.....THAT'S how it ends? What a disappointment. -Black Math - this riff is fun I guess. -Where the heck did that changeup come from? Out of nowhere. -Alright now this riff is wearing down. -TNHFYH wants to be garage Queen so badly. What's with the spoken verses? At least it's different. Still not my jam. I don't mind a fade out, but that fadeout happened too fast. oh my god this album is fifty minutes long -IJDKWTDWM opens promising. I like this softer tone. Very good use of soft verse, heavy chorus. Yeah I like this song a lot more. The little doodle in the bridge is nice. But it ends out of nowhere. I'm noticing a pattern. -ITCCN - okay, a Meg song. Nice vocals. Rather simplistic song structure that I'm not a fan of. I can appreciate that the production chops are here on this album. -IWTBTBWWYMH ehhhhhhh. -YGHIYP I can do without every song starting with the title. I like the softer acoustics though. -Ball and Biscuit - more expectedness out of TWS. This is a nothing song for me. -Hypnotize is admittedly pretty catchy in its riffs. But god this album is just grating. WITTWLA - HOW IS THIS DAMN ALBUM STILL GOING. There aren't even that many songs. 14 isn't a lot esp for 2005. -One star. This was a miserable experience for the most part.
-This is already opening up VERY cinematic. -Drum production on Stop Dem is crisp. Using kids vocals is eerie, but fitting. It's like Sesame Street meets Apocalypse Now. -Hard Life again, good production. Sorrowful gospel. -Solid basswork throughout this album. I dig the bongos on Sorry AIn't Enough. -LOVE the talkbox effect on Bow.
-This is VERY good focus/get shit done music -The transition into the drumbeat on WDFK was DOOOOPE -I definitely feel "in the zone" -Da Funk - oh! I've heard this! The production on this album is very very good. Clean, but has juice. -This does NOT feel like something from 1997. More like 2007 onward. So supremely ahead of its time. Impeccable dance music. -RnR is a bit grating -Admittedly some of the later tracks are less notable/feel more dated -Overall this was great. I'm not sure if I would rate it a 3 or a 4.
No idea what I'm in for. House? Jazz? Rock? The album cover is exquisite and so ahead of its time. Ah, electronic. Ah, this is just hte cover for the remastered version. -I mean.....this is good. And definitely ahead of its time. But I'm not sure if I'm vibing with it. Feels very repetitive and doesn't have a "vibe" -Yeah I feel bad but this one didn't really do anything for me. At least it was pretty. 2 stars.
Pleasant listen. Everything I expected from the Smiths. 3 stars.
Do I hear the fucking SHREK theme in here from Shrek 1? I definitely hear some 2008 pop influence in here but with much more elevated songwriting I don't know how else to explain it but this sounds very "spooky" 4 stars? I'm oddly hearing a lot of cinema theme influences in this one.
Nice change of pace. Not much else to add. 3 stars.
-Alright this is an impressive live recording so far -Yeah this is fantastic. I'm really into the music, it's super dimensional, and I have a live feel from it. -This could easily be a five-star album. The guitars are insane and this has just been an incredible listen. Invigorating.
This album cover looks familiar... 3 stars. Good listen. Awesome guitar work.
4 stars! This was a pretty exotic, yet in-depth and sensual listen.
This production is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. His voice is so ethereal. Everything just stands out so much. 5 stars. What a beautiful and moving album. Hard to believe this is from 1969 with how clean and clear the production is.
This first track is a BANGER. I'm fucking out of breath just listening to it. If the rest of the album is like this it's another 5-star. The hooks in this album are GREAT. Yeah this is 5 stars. The writing is crazy. First time we've gotten two 5-stars back to back.
I mean, I think it was good. Def a bit corny here and there. 3.