Kicking things off with an album I've heard countless times and never tire of. It's like the algorithm KNOWS ME. Fantastic album and has some of my favourite Sabbath songs on it. War Pigs never ceases to get me into a rockin' good mood. Same for Paranoid. Planet Caravan is simply haunting. And such a change in mood and groove from the previous tracks. Iron Man always makes me think about The Road Warriors because in the early days of their wrestling career that was their walking to the ring music. Love the bluesy groove to Hand of Doom.
Off to a fun start with the first two albums being totally in my wheelhouse. Though this isn't my favourite Pixies album, it definitely has some of my favourite songs of theirs. Especially Bone Machine. Such a great song. Other than getting to listen some some of my favourite Pixies songs, this album listen didn't really win me over any new favourites though,
Like aural Valium. Did not get into this one at all. Not sure what mood I'd have to be in to appreciate it. Found myself on more than one occasion wanting to skip tracks just to get to the finish. Maybe as background music while building Lego or colouring would be a suitable time to give it another shot. Overall, just not my bag.
Started this one and went about my work day. This album was so unmemorable that I don't even recall much of it having listened to it. It didn't hold my attention at all. More whispery whiny vocals that bored me more than anything. Not terrible. But also not memorable. If I had to pick a track I'd listen to again, it would probably be "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?" It was kinda catchy.
Rarely does a day go by that at least one song by The Clash doesn't show up in my day to day. This was their first album released in the UK, but the second released in North America, if memory serves. This album is a lot more raw and a lot less polished than later releases, but even this early album contains a good number of their classic songs that they'll be forever known for. Songs of protest will always catch my attention and my interest. So yeah, no brainer I'm down with The Clash.
Yup. Tried a few times with this band and nope. Still not a fan. I have no idea what it is.
I'm sorry, but this album was torturous. I'm not a fan of this type of music, but I did my best to approach it with an open mind. I say that even though I hate Praise You with a passion. I think my issue with this album is the constant repetition of one bar over and over again for way too long. A song would start, I would start to get into what he's laying down and then BAM, a zillion bars in a row of druggiedruggiedruggiedruggiedruggiedruggieddruggiedruggiedruggie. Nope. Pulls me right out of the groove and just pisses me off. But again, not my style.And seriously an entire song of just repeating the line Fat Boy Slim Fucking in Heaven. And that's it? I wanted to tap out on this one so damned many times.
Other than the first track, I'm not all that familiar with The Eels. What can I say, I gave up on 90s music around 1993. I did rather enjoy this though it was mostly relegated to background listening today. I'll definitely give it another shot though down the road.
A little whispery and soft for my liking. Nothing in it stood out as overly interesting.
What a fun musical journey. Great for late night listening for sure. There's some fantastic guitar in here.
Time I will never get back.
Big fan of Duran Duran back in the day, but probably never listened to this one from start to finish before. It's got a lot of their great early tracks and you just can't mistake their signature sound. Was a very enjoyable listen.
Great album by George Michael. Some surprisingly good slow jazzy stuff in there. Solid album.
Madness is such a great band. This album has some love time favourites, and I've definitely picked up several new favourites.
Great crooner. I enjoyed listening to this very much.
Never really spent much time at all on the music of Roxy Music. I will say this though, track one sure didn't win me over. A few tracks caught my ear, but for the most part it wasn't very memorable.
Didn't exactly know what to expect here. Liked it quite a bit.
Always been a fan of the Go-Gos. Some of it is pure bubblegum pop, but there's some solid rock and near punk in there too.
I have no idea why I never listened to much Killing Joke before. Caught my attention with the very first track and didn't let go until the album was done. I'm definitely remedy the fact that I've paid so little attention to Killing Joke up until now.
I've only really ever heard Common People and Year 2000 from Pulp, so I was definitely interested in hearing more and overall I liked what I heard.
was not in the mood for this. Did not enjoy this. Glad when this was over.
I was aware of a small number of songs by X, so I definitely wasn't going in blind here. I knew what to expect, and loved what I got. I always meant to go back through some of their catalogue, as most of what I was familiar with was from the Los Angeles album. Very much enjoyed this one.
This encapsulates everything I hate about music in this era. This was so saccharine, so much tambourine. And wood block. And hitting the rim of the snare drum. At times I felt like I was trapped listening to some professional glee club. Never been a fan of the Carpenters so I approached this with dread and an open mind. Nope. Still not a fan.
The Case Continues caught my attention. For some reason that one stuck with me. But from there it was all downhill. Who would have thought collaboration with Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, and Tom Waits would just miss at every opportunity. Very disappointed.
Nice smooth album to help me get through the work day.
Her voice annoys me. I like strong resonant voices, not this whispery weak sounding stuff.
This album gets all the love because of Nothing Compares to you. But to be honest, there are so many other amazing tracks on this album that I'd choose 100% of the time instead. Some of my favourite Sinead O'Connor songs are here, Three Babies, Emperor's New Clothes, Black Boys on Mopeds and Last Day Of Our Aquaintance, which hits me in the feels every time with it's power and angst. Such a great album and was wonderful to revisit.
Parts of it I liked. Parts of it I hated. Usually a part I'd hate right after I'd heard a few things I liked, which would then put me off.
Wanna know where punk came from? Definitely somewhere around here.
I "discovered" them back in my high school days back when Val Kilmer was trying to embody Jim Morrison on the silver screen, listened to the morning noon and night it seemed. Today I discovered that over the decades I've gotten over it. Nice trip down memory lane. A few songs I still really dug, but overall, tastes have changed.
I've never heard of the Undertones until now and I regret the gaping hole that was unknowingly part of my late 70s punk experience. This album is right in the pocket for me.
Hard to believe, I'm sure, but I've never actually ever listened to a Foo Fighters album from start to finish. I like them. I never listen to them unless they happen to come on on the radio or other medium. This is not to say I don't like them, because I do. Quite a lot actually. This album is no exception. They're just never a go to for me. But yes, I definitely like the Fighters of Foo.
Not my favourite album by The Jam. But still a pretty damned good album.
Never really paid much attention to The Prodigy. At times it was pretty good background music. Other times, not so much. More of a 3.5 really than a 3.
I'm totally going to sound all hipster-y when I say that THIS album was my introduction to the B-52's. Several years before Cosmic Thing I was annoying my friends with this album. I got this album from an aunt of mine who was cleaning out her closets and I asked if I could have that album as she was going to toss it, and I always liked the look of that cover. So I got it home and listened to it and seriously it was life changing in that I'd never heard anything like it before. And I loved it. It was so weird. So many great tracks on here that I tend to revisit often.
So many classic Beatles songs on this album. This one stands up after all this time.
I wanted to like it. But too much of it was garbage noise to me.
Yup. I'm gonna say it. I like the music of Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band. When Clarence Clemmons picked up the saxophone, I always knew it was going to be fire. And say what you will, but much like Ringo Starr, Max Weinberg is one of the best, solid, drummers on the planet. I was surprised that Little Stevie only did backing vocals on this and no guitar to be seen. I had also forgotten that this was also nearly a full decade before Nils Lofgren joined the band. Overall, this album is a classic. I'll admit that every so often I'll throw on a Springsteen song or two, because with that amazing horn section it can't help by pick me up.
The very first time I heard the Smiths was this album. I loved it immediately, got my "cool aunt" to make me a copy of it, and I was a Smiths fan from thn on. Several of my favourite songs come from that album.
Bargan basement Bob Dylan is the first thing that came to mind.
I was really diggin' the music, but the vocals grated on my nerves most of the time.
Fugazi is kind of hit or miss for me. I've just never spent much time listening to them. This album is fine and all, but I'd probably never seek it out on purpose to give it another listen.
It alright as background music.
Though Paul's Boutique is my all time favourite Beastie Boys album, Ill Communication will always be a favourite. Never afraid to change things up and experiment there's so much great stuff on here.
Nick Cave's music has always been out on the periphery for me. Always kind of there for the listening, but I just very rarely did. The odd song might come up in random satellite radio listening, and it was always I could get into. Same with this album. It was a nice enjoyable listen but not even remotely what I've come to expect from Nick Cave. I was expecting something raw and energizing and heavy. This was none of that. But that's not to say it was bad, because I really liked it. I'm definitely going to back and listen to this one again at a later time when I'm in the mood for something just just listen to in the background.
I listened to it. I don't remember much.....
Yeah, I tapped out about half way through that way too long title track. But I listened to the rest of it.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs has always been hit or miss for me. I was pretty luke warm to it today. But who knows maybe on the right day I'd absolutely love it. I dunno.
This album tops the charts all the time as one of the greatest albums of all time. Really? Music hasn't surpassed this in nearly 60 years? It's fine. But to me the Beach Boys is about as vanilla as it gets.
I distinctly remember this album cover growing up. I think it belonged to a friend of my dad's. I don't recall ever listening to it though. Defintely not the Beach Boys that comes to mind when I hear the name The Beach Boys.
I just can't seem to get into BritPop from this era.
Can't resist me some David Bowie. Never listened to this one the whole way through before. The instrumental stuff was interesting but not really my thing.
Now this is good ol' fashioned rock and roll sounds like!
Talk about an iconic album cover! My love of Joy Division got its start from the moment I first heard Disorder. That opening riff just does so much for me. It's such a shame that because of tragedy, we didn't get more Joy Division. I mean, I love New Order, but still.