Its fine. Kinda psychedelic grunge. Like 90s meets the 60s. Like “look at you” and “dying days”.
fuck yah. I like jerry lee lewis. Any live shows coming up?
meh. I still like Come on Eileen, but the rest of the album was "Common... I Mean..." heh heh heh.
Fun cuz I really like Queen and I've never heard most (any?) of these songs. Now I can claim in know the deep cuts. I see the pieces that will form Queen's megahits, especially on the back half of the album. But the pieces don't quite fit together yet. Some of the songs are goofy (those might be my favorite). Some rambling psych-folk-rock songs. Some watered down Led Zeppelin (see "Loser in the End")? Not the catchy, quirky, punchy, glammy stadium rock I want yet. 2.5 stars (mixed) but round up to a 3.
Really really really like the first half of the album. Would have been a 4 for awesome space rock. Awesome psychedelic proto-metal that forshadowed stoner rock & metal. But 30 min of the album (Aumgn and Peking O) is way to experimental for me. I think what they were trying to do was cool, but I couldn't listen to 15 minute songs of that. So this is a 3, half a 4 and half a 2.
Loving this. The backing tracks / beats alone are sick. The deluxe edition of the album on spotify has instrumental only versions of some songs and they stand up well on their own. Chuck Ds gritty delivery hits hard too. Bring Tha Noize is a great hip-hop / metal collaboration (trying really hard not to call it "rap rock") 4.0 (great).
recommended for: seducing french astronauts. vive le french touch. This is good chillout music. I've listened to a bunch of these songs but never really registered the artist or gone deeper. Sexy Boy is a personal favorite. I don't really like the songs with Beth Hirsch. I struggle with electronica with whispy vocals (Enya vibes). Didn't really go much deeper on Air than the hits after listening to this, but I did go and listen to the `French Touch` spotify playlist. leaning 3 - good.
recommended for: drinking southern comfort in ontario. this album grew on me. probably a 3.
Recommended for: smoking a cigarette in an artist commune. Enjoyed some songs, but skipped more. 2 (disappointing)
Really glad I know about this band now. Sounds like they lay important groundwork for lots 90s bands. But I don't like listening the music much. 80s red hot chilli peppers kind sounds similar but better. 2ish (disappointing)
recommended for: a disco where you don't really want to dance. I'm learning my music taste isn't as eclectic as I thought. I don’t like the slow songs on this album. Love "you haven't done nothin'". 2.5 round up to 3(mixed).
recommended for: kickin it. So good. Started the album expecting to give it a 4, but ended up at a 5. Every song is good and Can I Kick It? is iconic. Just read that atcq didn't get any money from Can I Kick It? because Lou Reed said they could use his sample but only if he got all the money from the song lol. So Lou Reed. https://www.factmag.com/2015/11/18/a-tribe-called-quest-lou-reed-money-can-i-kick-it/
Recommended for: country club happy hour Boring reggae. If ub40 played for free at the park by my house I’d have a beer and hang out with friends. But wouldn’t go out of my way to see them.
Pretty good, never listened to roxy music before. Glad I've heard them and really enjoyed a few songs. I enjoyed the album but I won't be listening to this a ton. Favorite songs: * Prairie Rose * Out of the Blue (Mark Mothersbaugh vibes) * Casanova Rating: 3 (good).... album cover is a 5 though, amirite guys?? 😉
4/5 (excellent). I loved this. Keanu Reeves at his peak. The scene where they all dance to "I Will Survive" in jail chokes me up every time. https://youtu.be/OAKOwWsu-nk?t=74 Seriously though, the kicker from the replacements could be in this band. recommended for: smoking a cigarette on the sideline
like this more than I expected to. kept it on for a full 40 minutes while i worked. found myself bobbing my head a few times. then actually listened to more for a while. ended up listening to jazz boom bap after that though https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4gV5tlVTMLPbFQqkd8LxWh?si=b05596ac7c054a17. 3 (good) recommended for: whiskey and heroin dad's night in the man cave.
mellow bass and piano solos aren't my thing. 2/5 for the music. 1/5 because the random click / door opening / murmuring on the album kept scaring the shit of out of me. home invader?! party in my front yard?! someone sneaking up behind me?! recommended for: live music in an upscale department store
it was fine.
recommended for: a good nap on a warm afternoon. I find Chris Martin's voice kind of annoying, which might impede my napping. As an experiment, I found a bunch of instrumental versions of songs off this album and really like them (especially Warning Signs). Take away the singing and this is good (if a little sleepy) instrumental post rock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOkorvx50R8&list=RDv_vu_J4Dn3E&index=5 2/5 (disappointing)
Regular John is such a strong opener - one of my favorite rock songs period. So danceable, I have hard time staying in my seat with this one. If Only has a similar vibe. Other gems: You Would Know (starts slow & builds really nicely). How to Handle a Rope Mexicola Give the Mule What He Wants Spiders and Vinegaroons I Was a Teenage Hand Model Picking up where Kyuss left off and getting more experimental, this is an iconic stoner rock album that defined the palm desert scene. The album is a bit uneven though. Not all songs go down smoothly. Some songs are experimental, as QOTSA find their sound. Some songs are just repetitive & boring. Also... as far as I can tell this is the only real Stoner/Desert Rock album on this list... so here's my ten-and-one Desert Rock albums to listen to before you get bored of the genre: 1/ this one. congrats you've probably already listened to it. 2/ "Vols. 11 & 12" by Desert Sessions ("Crucifire" if one song) 3/ "Sleep's Holy Mountain" by Sleep ("Dragonaut" if only one song) (San Jose's finest represent!) 4/ "Jalamanta" by Brant Bjork ("Too Many Chiefs - Not Enough Indians" if only one song) 5/ "Clutch" by Clutch ("Spacegrass" if only one song) 6/ "Welcome to Sky Valley" by Kyuss ("Demon Cleaner" if only one song) 7/ "Saint Vitus" by Saint Vitus (title track if you only listen to one song). This album was way ahead of its time. Early 80s. 8/ "Sunrise on the Sufferbus" by Masters of Reality ("Rabbit One" if only one song). 9/ "Dopethrone" by Electric Wizard ("Funeralopolis" if only one song) 10/ "Peace Love Death Metal" by Eagles of Death Metal ("Miss Alissa" if only one song) 11/ "Dead Roots Stirring" by Elder ("Gemini" if only one song... but it's 9 mins long!)
Enjoyed this much more than I thought I would a storytelling concept album.
yeah, I really like this. I find the songs mellow but energetic at the same time. This album manages to be pretty experimental while still being very listenable & melodic with catchy hooks. I also always like the lyrics... like bob dylan on acid. They don't take themselves too seriously, but aren't straight up silly (most of the time). favorite tracks: what is the light the spark that bled a spoonful weighs a ton race for the prize waitin for a superman the gash 4/5 (great)
recommended for: happy hour at whiskey bar. serving smoky whiskey. smokey whiskey that makes you sound like john martyn when you talk. a little mumbly. This was pretty good. I'd definitely stop and listen if John Martyn was playing in a cafe or bar, but wouldn't be blown away. The Man in the Station was the only song that really resonated. 2.5 / 5, (mixed) rounding down to 2. Cuz I gave The Band a 2 and like that more in retrospect.
I'm liking this *way* more than I thought I would. At this album's best moments, this is way groovier & layered than I expected. Don't like the slow songs as much maybe. One Woman was just ok. And the first 9 minutes "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" was mostly talking... but the last 9 minutes were phenomenal. Favorite tracks: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" The last 40% of "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" 4 out of 5?
i like this more than the other dexys album. at least I gave the other a 2 and this feels higher than that for me. this has more of a rocksteady / soul vibe… i think I thought the other album was just forgettable 80s new wave outside of Come On Eileen. According to Wikipedia they came out of the Northern Soul scene in England... the spotify "The Sound of Northern Soul" is really good motown. 3/5 (good)
this is cool overall. Never really listened to Janis Joplin - she’s powerful. The songs and music itself is a bit uneven. 3
4.5/5 (Excellent). I love this album still. It's hard to make music that's this weird but you can still dance to. I'm not totally sure of the album's theme, but there are strong parenthood / young childhood vibes. It makes me nostalgic for the time I spend with my kids. I never noticed how trippy the album cover was because I bought this on iTunes on an iPod and can't see the movement on a tiny screen. Favorite tracks: * brother sport (totally forgot about this track!! so good) * my girls * in the flowers (is a strong opener) * also frightened * daily routine
I've always thought of Frank Zappa as basically absurd/silly. Which is sometimes fun, like a weird candy, but not a main dish. This was not absurd. This was good. Still playful at times, but not silly. 3 (good)
song 2 brings me back to middle school. a lot of nostalgia for that song, and I love it. I hadn't heard the rest of the album... and really enjoyed it. Favorite tracks: song 2 obvi on your own death of a party (The Smiths vibes) 3/5
Every song on here is good. I appreciate Bob Dylan but not my favorite to actually listen to. 4/5
Haven't listened to much Jethro Tull. Definitely enjoying this album. Though honestly some of the sections sound like they could be Spinal Tap. Favorite track: Locomotive Breath 3.5/5 - Very Good. There's just a bit too much flute for my taste. I'll be jamming along with a track, then a flute solo jumps in and kills my buzz a bit. Otherwise this is probably a 4.
As I said in chat... if I could make music it would sound like this. 4 stars for Norway's finest cultural export.
Never heard any of this before, but really enjoyed it. A really solid early alt hip hop album. My knowledge of 80s / 90s hip hop is not great, but I can sense the Arrested Development's influence in A Tribe Called Quest. Favorite tracks: * People Everyday * Raining Revolution * Dawn of the Dreads - almost a reggae track * Tennessee 3/5 - really good, but the album is a bit uneven and occasionally over the top preachy.
This might be my favorite The Smiths albums. I listened to all the others... and this just beats The Queen is Dead for me. You see... it's such *funny* album. 5/5 - iconic
It might be my imagination, but I hear Jim Morrison's powers waning. Does his voice sounds less sharp, a bit less powerful than earlier recordings? Flabbier even? There are still some great songs on this album. Roadhouse Blues is good swinging blues song (I want to hear Howlin Wolf sing this one). Waiting for the Sun is amazing. The Spy is a great song (if you ignore the lyrics which are kind of cheezy). 3/5 (good)
It was pretty good big band jazz. Not really my thing.
The opening 15 seconds of here i am are powerful enough to move this album from a 2 to a 3 for me. There are some beautiful and funny songs on the rest of the album, but it’s uneven. 3/5
Uhh fine, this is a 5. But I give it under protest to Sean’s election tampering. Even now I can’t be sure if my 5 is somehow influenced by his interference.
Really like the album... weird in a way that’s still melodic. Experimental without being too abstract. Todd Rundgeran strikes a balance between pop sensibilities and music experimentation. 4/5
Really good - but not sure it will hold up over time.
Color and the shape was the first cd I ever bought so I have a special place for the foo fighters in my heart, and this is my favorite foo fighters album. And Pete’s right it’s the least poppy. But Ryan’s also right that it’s a solid 3.5 round down to 3 tho.
Gershwin musicals just don't do much for my listening enjoyment, but I think Ella Fitzgerald got a lot out of them. 2.5/5 (mixed)
It was pretty good, kind of forgettable for me. I think I listened to this twice yesterday and don't remember much of it. Reminded me of Jethro Tull's Aqualung: rock with a flute.
Quintessential Krautrock! Enjoyed this as background music, but won't enter my regular listening rotation.
I love the smiths - they’re clever and listenable, melancholy and light hearted, serious and don’t take themselves too seriously- and this album has all of that. It’s at least a top to smiths album for a band that’s at least top 20 favorite band of mine. Recommended for: poking fun at monarchists. 5/5
This was fine
pretty good.. interesting album cover... with the edited Heroes album cover 2.5 for me but I'll round up to 3
I enjoyed this off and on. But overall I found it kind of sleepy. I'll go 2.5 round up to 3 for now.
I really like about half this crickets album… but I also like rockabilly including the dozens of shitty post-danzig rockabilly misfits songs jerry only churned out. 3/5
This was perfect for a rainy day. Really solid indie rock.
🤣🤣 “The album is a concept album about "G.S.R.A." (Genetic Suppression Relief Antidotes), a... large glowing pill about the size of a quarter, which comes in a condom-sized package and is allegedly developed by the government to provide its intended users such as astronauts with a satisfying sexual experience in situations where the normal attainment of such experiences would be counter-productive to the mission at hand.” 2.5 ish for the music... round up to 3 for the comedy.
I tried to give it a fair listen but just so meh.
This was good... just show me the next band though.