I love this shit so much. I just visualize myself at this show rocking out with these men. A great intersection of Southern Rock and Blues. Duane Allman jamming on his guitar is what it is all about. He was taken from us way too soon.
I appreciate the songwriting and the musicianship, but I can't get over Dylan's singing style. The annunciation just ruins it for me, and I really can't take him serious. These would be better received by me if someone else sang it.
So... yeah... this is pretty great. I can't imagine what it was like to listen to this in 1992? And to me the older this album gets, the more favorable people will continue to view it. I think this album is captivating from start to finish, even the non singles are good songs and fit with the theme of the album. This album proved that mid-tempo albums had a place in music when done well, and I am guessing there aren't many mid-tempo albums done any better than this. You feel Stipe's emotions in these songs. Like this is his therapy and he is trying to get something out that has troubled him for a very long time. Everybody Hurts is a song 30 years ahead of its time. What an enjoyable listen.
The Beatles. The White Album. What do you fucking think?
Well this... this was certainly something. If you crammed EVERY genre of music into some psychedelic form of music this would be it. I just picture people tripping their balls off and listening to this. It doesn't really seem to make sense to me, but I am obviously not the intended audience here, though who really is? How did this wind up in this list? I will never know.
Ehh. This wasn’t for me. I’m guessing she was a trendsetter being a woman playing this type of music and recording all the instruments, but the songs seemed very mid to me.
I really enjoyed this a lot especially the guitars. You can see how this band influenced so many others. It sounded like something I wish I heard more of today.
This isn’t my jam.
This sounds like nothing that was going on around 2000. Almost like it should be in the 60s or 70s. It’s weird. Trying to figure out where this fits in the realm of 1001 albums I have to listen to. I feel like countless bands did this better 30-40 years before these guys did this. 1 star because I can’t give it zero.
I enjoyed this so much. Listened to it a few times. Depending on my mood, I could probably just listen on repeat all day.
How does this even make the list?
OK, going to try doing live thoughts today: Track one - A lot of screaming to open this album. OK, there is the singer. He sounds... he sounds like he isn't a good singer. Like seriously this is like 4th of July karaoke. Here come the guitars again, it is just off putting. Track two - Yep this guy just can't sing. More annoying guitars. OK, I can't do this anymore... Is this just on this list because it was so different from popular music of it's time? Like how does that make it essential? Because it influenced others? And so I need that context to understand great music? There just doesn't seem to be a lot of rhyme or reason right now to some of these albums. Track three - The vocals still SUCK, but the music I am starting to understand a little bit. Nope nevermind, they went off the deep end. Man, just when I thought we were getting somewhere. Track four - Whatever Track five - Maybe we are starting to get somewhere. This sounds like a song that may have commercial appeal, which is actually more than I can say about the others. Track six - I like the rhythm and guitars and drums in this song, but man the vocals... And now we're spamming the whammy bar again and just making noise. Fuck this song. It feels like track three all over again. Track seven - What is this? How did it get on this album? Sounds nothing like the other songs. Track eight to the end - Nope. Sorry. I'm done. Overall, I think the word that sums this up is raw and annoying. There are pieces here. Snippets that would lay the foundation for the alternative we got in the 90s, but there was just so much other shit to wade through to find it. This guy cannot sing. Like at all. And it is distracting as fuck to try and get through him doing it on this album.
Michael. Thriller. Revolutionary.
This is the Frank they give us?