I honestly haven't ever really spent much time on the music of Van Morrison. Other than having the unpopular opinion of hating Brown Eyed Girl. I guess I'm going to continue to have the unpopular opinions because I kind of just tuned it out while working and hadn't realized that first off I was on track 5, and two that I thought I was still on track one. Sorry gang, he just doesn't do much for me.
Always down for some rockin' blues. I don't think I've ever heard this album from start to finish, though I know most people should be familiar with at least 3 or 4 of these tracks. Definitely my first exposure to their music back in the day.
Was not familiar with Harry Nilsson until Russian Doll. Or so I thought. Several tracks on here I was familiar with. All round a fun listen with lots of cool tracks.
Been familiar with them for ages, but never really much of a fan. Recognized several of the songs but never really paid attention to who was playing them. Definitely not what I'd purposefully select to listen to ever, but I didn't hate it.
Fun way to groove right into a Friday morning. Some smokin' organ playing going on here which definitely kept me interested throughout.
One of my father's favourite bands when i was growing up. Though he didn't ever really play much music in the house, if he did, Supertramp would be played at some point.
It's been easily a decade since I've listened to this album from front to back but the summer of '95 is was on perpetual repeat. That year I was a theater projectionist, but also for extra cash I cleaned three of the theaters in that six plex 3 mornings a week. Those audiences were absolute pigs. Endless popcorn spills, sitting on top of endless streams of sticky gross pop spills. SO. MUCH. MOPPING. This album helped me through that time, blasting it through the speakers. I can honestly say this album is as solid as it gets from start to finish with great songs to empower you through a time when for me things were not great. She was going through some shit. I was going through some shit of my own. She was a great shoulder to lean on. Great nostalgia trip going through this one again.
Not a week goes by where I don't hear something from this album I'm sure. This album gets off to a great start with Welcome To The Working Week. And who doesn't love Alison? Top to bottom a great album.
My unpopular opinion: I hate the song American Pie. I was more interested in how the rest of the album went. He's a good songwriter. I enjoyed it though it was a little more mellow than I was in the mood for today.
I really do need to sit down with more albums by some of these great jazz musicians. This album was such a fantastic listen. I will definitely circle back to this one someday and really listen deeply. There's so much subtlety in there that there's a lot you can miss.
Had no idea what to expect when I popped this one, and the first track grabbed me right away! I fell right into the groove as they replicate some 70s soul sort of vibes. That changed and it all just sort of faded into the background. Not a bad listen when you just want something in the background.
I mean, what can you say about Gershwin that hasn't been said a million times before. His songs are timeless classics and to listen to an album of them sung by Ella Fitzgerald is a huge treat for the ears.
Not my favourite Bowie album by any stretch of the imagination, but let's face it. Even a bad Bowie album is a fantastic album. I think I found a few new favourites in this one as this album has none of my regular "go to" songs.
The Rolling Stones never disappoint with some great blues tinged Rock and Roll. This album has two of my favourite Stones' songs (Sympathy For The Devil and Street Fighting Man) So I knew there were going to be a few fun tracks in this journey. All in all I liked the rest of the album as well.
I had no idea what to expect with this one. But I must say I generally liked it. There were a few patches were I wasn't really there for it, but then the next song would come on and I'd be right back into it.
What can I say. It's R.E.M. You pretty much get what you're expecting. This album has a few of my favourite R.E.M. songs on it so that was good listening.
Fat Boy NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE!
Some fantastic rockin' blues from a true legend.
This didn't do much for me. Not bad as background music, but not really memorable either.
Enjoyed sitting down with some Booker T. Great album start to finish though the organ was starting to get to me near the end.
It really doesn't get any better than Black Sabbath, really. Listen to this album and put that up against anything Ozzy has done lately and you'll see that the Ozzy of today hasn't lost a single step. I really need to listen to this album a lot more often. I loved the cover of Supernaut that 1000 Homo DJs did ages ago. The original is just as hard hitting.
Nope. Could not hold my attention at all. Gave up half way through. Just not my style.
Not exactly my favourite Tom Waits album, but a good listen nonetheless. Downtown Train is definitely the best this album has to offer.
The first Smiths album I ever heard or owned. So many great songs that I play often even today.
A whole new way to listen to Metallica. I really haven't listened to them much since the Black Album so there was much in here I was unfamiliar with. A fun listen, but 2.25 hours worth was a bit more than I could take.
I don't care what anyone says, without the Sex Pistols, there are a huge number of bands that would not exist. It's amazing how influential a band can be when only one actual album was ever recorded. Rarely does a day go by that I don't listen to some Pistols.
I think I'm just one of those people that just doesn't GET Gorillaz.
You'll never have to twist my arm to sit down and listen to an Elvis Costello album. This one is solid. I don't think I've ever sat down and listened to this album from start to finish, as most of the songs were new to me. I've found a few new favourites here.
I had forgotten how much I enjoy the music of Crowded House. Thanks for the reminder.
Classic album that my father would play all the time in the car on long road trips. I know this one well.
Never thought I'd see Fishbone on here. Just the right music to get someone into the groove.