I haven't heard most of these songs before, but it's hard for classic jazz fare to be bad. However, some of the songs feel musical-y, which isn't always for me. The alternate version (to me) of "But Not For Me" is very nice.
If Johnny Cash grew up in the suburbs playing the piano. This album sounds like what a movie would have in the soundtrack for a character's dinner date, but in a good way. It conveys a story, is suitable for most audiences, and reminds me a bit of BCNR.
This album sounds like the 80's, and that's not for me. I don't think this album has aged as well as others from its time, it has become dated, not historic. Prince is to be respected, but I can't say this album was worth my time.
Someone's grandfather wants this played at their funeral. It'd be good for sitting alone at a bar on a Tuesday sipping on whiskey. I wish there were some more melodic pieces, rather than pure soul at times, but some tracks stand out. What this album does well, it does spectacularly. This is usually Dylan's heart pouring out through his southern drawl singing. I wouldn't listen to this on my own again, but it could be nice for relaxing with friends.
The first four tracks here average 8 minutes long, probably intentionally to give a feel of droning and dragging. This album is an early venture into electronic music, and it sounds like pink floyd, zelda, and daft punk had a kid. Most of these tracks aren't super exciting, but it makes sense this album was influential ~50 years ago. The final few tracks were very interesting, implying the railway is endless (& the end of the album flows directly into the beginning again). I don't plan on listening again but I wouldn't recommend against listening to this album.
There's a reason MJ was a superstar's superstar, and this holds up in this album. His performance on many of these tracks is unmatched. However, many of these songs sound very similar to one another, and they show their age. This project defined the sound of the 80s, which can be interpreted as good or bad. All of these songs are creative and danceable, but the album feels too self-similar.
This should be nobody's favorite album. The best song by far is "Elegia" and no other track sounds similar to it. It's possible this album was once innovative, but it is boring today.
One of the greatest albums ever. The tracks flow well together and are fantastic at creating swells of energy. This album is one that I'd recommend to anyone at all interested in Prog music. Yes > Rush but this project is second only to Close to the Edge.