4/5 Interesting album with great production. Favourite track is Night by Night. Great riffs and technique throughout. Pretzel Logic starts quite strong in the first quarter but definitely tapers off midway and eases out.
Typically haven't been much of a Springsteen fan from what I've heard over the years. 3/5. Favourite tracks were Adam Raised a Cain and Streets of Fire. I find Springsteen mumbles quite a lot through some of the songs through the album and it's hard to intentionally listen to.
Not my favourite recording/production of Billie Holiday. From my understanding her voice wasn't quite what it was at one point on this recording unsure if that's it or just the production. I definitely prefer other recordings/records of Holiday.
4/5 Fantastic debut album from Elvis. Decent production, good selection of songs covered. Favourite Cover was Blue Moon. It's quite different to other versions.
3/5 Enjoyable record. Don't understand a lick of French which makes reviewing It harder but the flow sounded good and the beats were pretty smooth, good feelings. Favourite track Victime de la mode.
2/5 Sounds like a good Irish Folk/Punk album. Not really my thing however so I can't rate it highly in regards to other Irish Folk/Punk albums. Favourite song was Turkish Song of the Damned. Production doesn't sound that great, wish there was some separation between the vocals and instruments on the more chaotic songs.
4/5 Fantastic Album from Kendrick Lamar. Multiple 5/5 songs. Favourite Tracks: Backseat Freestyle, The Art of Peer Pressure. m.A.A.d city. Money Trees. Swimming Pools. Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe track after track it's good. Almost a 5/5 but there's a few tracks that fall short for me. Not a fan of some of the modified vocals on some tracks.
Pretty chill easy listening record. Nothing really standouts to me however. I made it through and didn't have to stop. 2/5
5/5 Led Zeppelin at their best. The album starts of slamming and has great breathing moments through out it. Peaks and valleys in a good way. I could go through the tracks but It can speak for itself.
When I started this album, I thought that it was quite a tough listen (and it is) but as it went on I realised that it sort of forces you to listen to it and do nothing else but listen to it and once I did that I did end up enjoying it. It's clear that the various musicians are incredibly talented. 2/5 Absolute chaos. Definitely not for everyone
4/5 Fantastic album. Some of Metallicas best songs on it. I think some tracks could be cut from it however which I’d then rate it as 5/5.
Daft Punks debut album. Not as good as some of their latter work. Some tracks come across as filler almost. Few great tracks with plenty of average ones.
3/5. Not the best production I've heard from around the late 1970s. It's an interesting album the track Holocaust is quite haunting. I feel like when this album hits its mark it is amazing but when it misses its a bit flat. Could cull quite a few songs to make a more solid experience.
Debut album by SOAD. It's a good preview of what comes after from them. Favourite track is Spiders. The album has a mix of good tracks and ones that I find skippable.
I didn’t know what to expect with this album. No idea who Barry Adamson is but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Fantastic album. Love a large amount of the tracks on it. I'm not big on giant double albums like this one as they usually have a few tracks which come across as filler-ish that I could/would usually skip. Would love to cut the track amount down.
Great punk album with hits of super early ska-punk. Not a perfect record by any means but a great overall album.
Productions alright. By no means a perfect album. There's some great tracks on it and you can see the influence on some great later bands that followed. Favourite tracks Jet Boy, Trash, Personality Crisis
4/5. Fantastic album which feels bloated by the amount of skits/interludes when listening to it intentionally, they probably pass easier when not focusing on the record. Album stars off quite slow despite having the major songs (So Fresh, So Clean and Ms.Jackson) early. Other tracks I love Humble Mumble. We Luv Deez Hoez and B.O.B.
Great music, haven't seen the movie. No real standout tracks but also no tracks that I feel like skipping. Really enjoyed Ghost Song. I think Playground Love would be better lyric-less. 3/5
Interesting album. Nice vocals and synth goodness. It's also the newest album I've been given so far. Unsure on its inclusion in 1001 Albums as it's pretty fresh, it must have reviewed well on release. H>A>K was my favourite off the record. I don't think it holds up against other records I've placed in 3/4 so its a 2/5 for me.
Pretty average production. Nice riffs, rockabilly / garage dirty rock sound. Singings pretty bad/average. No standout wow songs. Shame to review it like this as some bands which show inspiration from The Cramps I love.
I like Bucklys voice. I'm not a big fan of the vibraphone and jazzy parts thoughout the album. Just doesn't quite fit for me. I think it would be better without it. Its super easy listening and I don't think there's necessarily a bad track. 3/5
Eh. Clean sounding well produced classic rock album. Nothing that stands out with "wow" factor for me with any specific song. 3/5
3/5 I enjoyed listening to this record, no prior knowledge of Arrested Development. Its a good listen with some fantastic tracks. We could do with some more modern records with the vibes of this one.
I had to listen through this a few times to get in the mood to rate it. It's a solid album, couple tracks which feel like filler as expected with a 16 track album. The good tracks are fantastic though.
Great album. Production could be better I think the tracks could hit more. Live Forever is a fantastic track same with Rock n Roll Star.
Favourite Beastie Boys album. Hits a great feel between funky/hiphop/punk. Too many tracks for a perfect album with a lot of filler tracks. First half of the album is really strong.
I'd never heard of Nick Drake before. This albums an easy 5 stars from me. Nothing but his voice and the guitar. Wonderfully executed lyrics. Fantastic. Great runtime and selection of tracks.
Solid album. A few filler tracks it feels. Bring Tha Noize, Shut em Down are fantastic. By The Time I Get to Arizona has a great vibe.
5/5 Great music, unlike anything else. Morrisons voice is great. Decent production on the album. Every track is solid with no filler.
Fantastic album. Cornells voice is one of a kind. Some great tracks throughout. A couple filler songs here and here with a track count of 16. Could definitely cut some for a more refined listen.
Sounds of its time. Not sure why its in the list rotation. The first tracks a bit of fun but everything past that points a bit meh and forgettable.
Not my favourite album from Blur. It partially marks the end of "Bitpop" It starts off strong but progressively gets weaker.
Lyrically ehh. The music behind the lyrics is ok. Pretty basic, very background music sort of jazz vibe. I don't think it holds up to a lot of the rap that came after in the 90s/00s. I prefer Arrested Developments release in the same year which holds up much better.
Can see the love and the hate when it comes to this album. I prefer rating these albums I'm given based on tightness of tracks, filler etc. While I can appreciate the drum and bass and this records influence. These tracks could definitely be shorter as a listening experience. Otherwise it's just background music and not an experience. Might be more of a journey if you're consuming substances. It's good and I enjoyed bits of it.
Jangly 60s Folk Rock. Hard to judge great albums when half of it is covers of already great songs. Can appreciate the influence on rock music.
Pretty chill Bossa Nova music. Some tracks pop out and don't feel like they fit the record. Overall a pretty chill listening experience.
Great album, great length, great tracks. Great journey/experience. Would listen again.
Simple, high energy, fun, punk. No real wow factor for me. Socks are not blown off.
Haven't listened to any Todd Rundgren before. This albums a lot of fun. Very impressive work him playing the majority/all the instruments. Nothing really stands out or grabs me. My favourite tracks probably are It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference & Black Maria
Im unsure how to judge this album. Its a pretty good representation of 90s alt rock but nothing stands out. Most popular track is a cover, albeit a good cover at that.
BIG IRON ON HIS HIP. Such a tune. Some fantastic storytelling throughout this album. Not every tracks a banger and it could do with some tracklist editing but great album overall.
Album with plenty of classic tracks which are absolutely fantastic. However the album as a whole isn't perfect and there's a few skippable tracks.
Have't listened to the Go-Gos before but have listened to Belinda before. This albums pretty good, not perfect. But very good. Love the verses of some of the tracks but let down in some of the choruses.
What a sublime album. Thoroughly enjoyed the soundscapes of the first three tracks. I then also enjoyed the harder punk-ish last three. It didn't quite ease the transition which is probably my only major complaint with this album. Although this on vinyl I'd guess they're on different sides and the transition wouldn't be as clear as Spotify. Good track count and record length perfect 5/5
An album I grew up with. 5/5 easily. Fantastic acoustic guitar work. Solid recording. Nothing else sounds like Yusuf/Cat. Great selection of his songs. Maybe one or two tracks I could do without.
Great album. Such a magnificent start then all lost in the middle/later part then wrapped up with a good track. 4/5
Pretty chill album. Easy listening, a couple tracks that catch you and a few that are skippable.
I get the appeal. But the sheer length is just absolute disregard for the listener. Gotta wade through some filler crap to find a decent record. There is one in here. I could judge it based on its ambition which I might give it a few more points but on track quality and overall experience. It's a 2 from me.
This is a super interesting album. I'd heard Blister In The Sun plenty but never listened to the whole record. It sounds as if it was made far later than it was. Very early pop punk, indie rock mix. Enjoyed it.
Never really listened to this before but have heard of The Velvet Underground. This albums got an interesting mix of different songs. Femme Fatales great, Venus In Furs is fantastic. I can see the albums influence on what came after. But by no means is this a perfect album how I've judged my other 5s. The recording is super poor it Just sounds rough and not in a good way.
Speedking, dang. This albums banger after banger. Child in Time is amazing, that screeching is haunting. Fantastic album not perfect but pretty dang good.
Ehh. Nothing particularly awful about this album but also nothing that grabs you and doesn't let you go. So interesting instrumentation. I give it a solid 2.
There's some great stuff in here. Could do with some editing for a fantastic album. I give it a 3 with an easy 4 or 5 with some editing.
Weirdly got this album on the day or the day after the Queen passed. Spooky. This album took a while to get into, I haven't really listened to The Smiths before but know of Morrisey. There's some fantastic tracks of this album. It really took a while to get into this but that may be me just shifting from what I've been listening to.
An album I grew up listening to and thoroughly enjoy. The interesting thing with RHCP is that there is arguably no one similar. The mix of funky rock and Kiedis lyrically delivery. Each band member is important to the overall sound. Californication has a great collection of tracks and starts of very strong. The album is great for the first half and then tapers off. Could do with a shorter track list for a more punchy experience.
A lot of noise and dirt. There's some good tracks through this record but by no means is it perfect, sadly have to listen on YouTube where the quality is crap. There's a punk Iggy pop vibe going on, on some tracks. A bit different to other "Garage Rock/BluesPunk/Rock going on at the time. 2.5 Stars
This is a great album. I thought going into it I'd give it a solid 4/5 but after listening and really thinking about it I think a 3 is fair. These some great classic tracks on this that bring back a lot memories. But also a lot of "eh skippable" tracks. Demon Days is a 5/5 for me but the self titled album hasn't aged as good.
Mark E. Smiths delivery isn't for me. The input from other band members is clear as there's some great music on this. I don't really know how to rate it
The second Oasis album I've had to review. I gave the previous a 4 and this one is better Its still not a 5 for me though. While it has absolutely smashing tracks like Don't Look Back In Anger, Champagne Supernova, Roll With It and of course Wonderwall. It has a couple duds on it also.
Fantastic album here I really don't know how to put my feelings into words about it. It has great peaks and valleys. Hard hitting tracks and fantastically calming smooth spots that flow between each other so well. The monologue in Little Acorns. A grungy garage blur guitar tone like no other with some hard slapping drums. It's all you need.
I've heard the first track before which is fantastic but haven't listened to the rest of the album. This is pretty good. It isn't perfect and it is a little background music-y nothing is super standout aside from the first track. I'd say its a little ahead of its time with this dreamy pop ness which took off more in the 2010s.
I hadn't listened to this Beatles album before. As expected a fantastic record, there's some great tracks throughout this album. Such good flow. Tempted for a 5 but ill go with a 4.6 or so!
I've let a bunch of albums stack up over the last week listening without reviewing. This album is great. There's a lot of great sounds/layers going on throughout it.
Smooth emotional soul. Nothing too standout to me. Easy listening. This level of softness isn't right for me. Enjoyable listen but it's almost background music.
Haven't listened to Dusty Springfield intentionally before. Have heard Son of a Preacher Man which is fantastic. This album took a few listens. Its really solid with a great range of tracks that are varied and contrast well with one another
I've heard Heads Will Roll before which is a lot of fun. Karen Os vocals are great, an easy to listen to. This album is far from perfect. It starts off really strong then tapers off considerably.
I don't listen to a lot of Bob Dylan but I have listened through this album previously. It's enjoyable. Nothing mind blowing to me, it's good. I guess I might not be the biggest Bob Dylan fan.
There's a lot I dig about this. But not a lot of replay-ability for me as it requires so much attention to listen to as does a lot of Jazz.
Tom Petty. Fantastic Debut record. Not perfect and there's a bit of filler but a great show of what is to come. Breakdown is so good easily the best track on the record, such groove. American Girl is alright 3/5
Jazz is hard to judge when you're not that into it. But this is pretty good.
This was enjoyable. I don't really know how to pin it. No track stands out a lot more than the others, Maybe Concrete Walls or If I Had a Heart. Nice textures throughout the record.
Pretty solid album. Haven't really listened to Common before aside from tracks he's featured on. There's a nice chill vibe to this album, Common has a good chill flow. The beats are sufficient, a couple tracks stand out. There's some good stuff on Be and The Corner. The album starts of quite strong. Can easily hear the mid 2000s Kanye production / beat work. Though at this point in time It does feel a little like Kayne beats he didn't wan't for Late Registration. Testify is close to being a really strong track if the vocal was more intense I think it would sell it better. 4/5
Arise definitely sits in an interesting zone between thrash and death metal. I think the two albums which came after with Max Cavalera really refined Sepultura into the recognisable sound I have of them in my head. Arise is a solid album with not a lot of filler. But it also doesn't standout to me in comparison to other albums at the time.
I just don't think Lou Reed is for me. Something about his music just doesn't do it for me. Walk On the Wild Side is great and all but I didn't really enjoy half the album. Will return for another listen if my moods different but its a 2/5 at the moment.
Another Beatles album given to me. The Beatles truly were fantastic. There are so many good songs on this record, a few duds which bring it down so you could cull a track or two and extend the length of some songs.
Phenomanal sampling / beat making . Not fond of the grating shouting/yelling rap that also sounds recorded poorly. It's an ear ache and a disservice to the other work. Lyrically good with some strange moments. I think I prefer Ill Communication but this hits 3/5 as well.
I thoroughly love Outkast. This is the second album 1001Gen has given me and it's fantastic. Speakerboxxx is definitely the stronger side of the two and is probably a 5/5 with some absolute bangers on The Love Below. I wish I could give this album or Stankonia which I've reviewed a 5/5 but they both fall short for me.
This is a pretty good instrumental album with some interesting sounds and soundscapes. I'm not a fan of all tracks and this album took me a few listens to get in the groove with it Djed at 21 mins has near on half the runtime of the album. It has some fantastic sections but also has some god awful ones that ruin the listening experience. Sadly this one track is a bit of a downer for the experience. 3/5
Haven't really listened to a lot of Leonard Cohen. This was a chill listen that was pretty enjoyable. So Long, Marianne is great. Great guitar work and emotion throughout.