Not a fan of his voice. Farmer John probably my favorite song. 2.5 out of 5. Enjoyed the music more than the singing
I enjoyed enough I listened to the album twice. It's a "in the mood" kinda music. Favorite songs Safe from Harm and Hymn of the Big Wheel. I will check out some of their other albums
A classic album with great songs throughout. Not his best album, imo, but definitely one of his better. The videos for Billie Jean, Beat It and Thriller are all time greats. Favorites, Billie Jean, Wanna be starting something and Thriller. Interesting side note, the beginning of Hella Good, by No doubt, is the same riff for Billie Jean
This was a rough album for me. Could not get into the music, lyrics or the voice of the singer. Tried to find something I liked, but just could not find it.... Not a fan. I'd give a zero, but can't figure out how to put vote in without any stars
Guy does a nice version of Elvis's Suspicious Minds. Sorry it wasn't on this album because I would have had a song I liked. To me, sounds like he's whining throughout and songs seemed to run together. No favorite song. Would not recommend. A 1 rating for me
Folk music not my thing and this album only reinforced my dislike. American Pie is much like Stairway to Heaven, overplayed and overrated. I change to something else as soon as I hear it start. Listening to this album, especially Babylon, reminded me of being back in a Catholic church, as a kid Not only made me sleepy, made me consider converting to Satanism. I cranked out some Bon Scott as soon as this album ended. Felt better and quickly dismissed the idea of joining the dark side. Fav song is Everybody Loves me, baby. Just because it was different than all the other songs. I would give zero stars, if I figure out how to do.
Heard of her, but never listened to her music. I was pleasantly surprised. Thought she had a great voice and the music seemed to flow from country to 50-60's r&b, soul type sound. When I saw the album, I was like oh no, but I enjoyed. Favorites Sugarland, I wish I didn't love you so, Waltz me, years don't care.....heck I liked most of album. Loretta Lynn on last song pretty cool. Solid 3 for me
No. Just no, for me.
Another pleasant surprise for me. I wonder if he would make the album in today's racially charged environment, due culture misappropriation, or whatever it is called (excuse my ignorance). Anyway, was very good background music to start my day. Favorites include, the boy in the bubble, Graceland, I know what I want, gumboots and diamonds on the sole. Not a fan of you can call me Al. Solid 3 for me, even 3.5
Album tried too hard to be an acid trip. Flamingo and Dogfight Giggle were too over the top, but think I would have enjoyed if I were shrooming. The later in the album, the better the songs. Enjoyed onionhead in a strange way. Liked shit hits fan/sunset Blvd because I got a kid that lives off Sunset. Favs - Is it my name and Just one victory. Overall, thought Ok, but wouldn't seek out to replay. 2
Can't say I was a big fan of the album, but enjoyed Poison Arrow and Look of Love. Nothing was too bad, but nothing really stood out either. Probably wouldn't give it a 2nd listen, but if I heard Poison Arrow on radio, I wouldn't turn off. 1.5 - 2 for me
I knew I would enjoy this one! We own the CD from back in the day. Great album from top to bottom. I think my least favorite song was the biggest hit off the album, Waterfalls. But even my least favorite is a good song. Cover of Prince's, if I was your girlfriend, was bonus. Crazysexycool is the perfect name, for a great album. Have listened many times and will listen again. 4 out of 5
I know I'm in huge minority, but was never a big Nirvana fan. However, this album was very good and definitely would not turn off when/if came on. Song #2 sounded a lot like Killing Jokes song, Eighties. Favorites, All apologies, where did you sleep last night and Lake of fire. Songs that surprised me and enjoyed, Jesus doesn't want me for a sunbeam and Plateau. Overall, very good album and fully understand the historical significance of this album and this band. 4.5 out of 5. The .5 is for Dave Grohl being part of the band.
Not a big fan of Billy Joel. Nothing really sticks out for me, but, Just the way you are and She's always a woman are songs I did enjoy. Others were just OK. I'll give 2.5 out of 5. Probably not an album I would go out of my way to listen again.
Saw 53 minute album of 19 songs and immediately thought of the Ramones. Very far from anything like the Ramones I struggled with most of this album and almost quit. Stuck with it a found a few songs I didn't think were too bad. The last half of album got into a blues and rock vibe. Songs I thought ok include Union square, Blind love and walking Spanish. Tough, but made it through. 1 to 1.5 for me
I didn't mind this album. Nothing really stood out, but nothing was terrible either. Liked Leaving Vegas, I shall believe and the Na Na song. Ok for me 2.5 out of 5
What can I say, other than I'm a big fan of the 80-90s R&B. Enjoyed grooving to this album first thing in the morning, while at work. Listened again in the afternoon. Favorite song was Lady. Made me think of my wonderful, beautiful wife. Played a few songs for her last night on the deck, while enjoying the last Supermoon of 2022. Mindy, full moon and DeAngelo. It was a great night. 3.5
Not for me. First one I couldn't make it through the entire album. Just a no for me.
We'll how fitting I get to review Elvis on the 45th anniversary of his death. I can still see my grandmother crying..... Memories of childhood, my mother, my grandmother, the Kenner's and the Johnson's, every time I hear Elvis. Back to the music, as soon as I saw the artist I knew I would enjoy. Definitely brought a smile to my face. I enjoyed them all. Favorites are Trying to get to you, Money Honey and Blue suede shoes. Imo, not his best album, but very good. Solid 4 music. Definite 5 for sentimental reasons
Never was a fan of the Doors, but I did think this album is OK. Not so much the songs you hear on classic radio, but others you don't hear so much. Liked Changeling, Been down so long and Crawling King snake. Not sure I'd go out of my way to listen again, but did think it was alright. 2.5
I wish I could have seen this live! Can't say I'm a huge Brown fan, but enjoy the vibe and the energy he brings to his music. I enjoyed this album. Was perfect for preparing budget templates. 3.5
Felt like this album was going to pull me in, but couldn't quite get there. Can't say I hated, but it had a few songs I enjoyed. Not sure I would listen again, but again, but wasn't unpleasant. Liked Little Bird and how it picked up in 2nd half of sond and Happiness. Had really high hopes for Eat yourself, thought it would different, but it wasn't... 2
Cure very much a hit or miss band for me. A few songs I really enjoy, a lot I don't.... This album didn't much for me. Liked In your house and 17 seconds. All others seen to run together. 2-2.5. Probably won't take the time to listen to again
Nice! Good old fashion disco. Except for a couple slower songs, album was fun. Can't say I'd go out of the way to put on, but wouldn't turn off, if it did. I was ok with it..... Liked Le Freak, I want your love and Happy man. 2 - 2.5
Usually listen to the new album right after lunch. Not good with this album. About put me to sleep. Thought all the songs ran together. Did not enjoy. No song stood out to me. I'll give it a 1 because the dude does have a great voice. Btw, Luke's mom would love this.
So this album has 2 reviews from me. Listened in the morning and didn't really know what to think. Can't say I enjoyed, nor disliked. Definitely different. Liked Hall of mirrors and thought, not for me. Then, on my back porch after a few beers and a few hits of weed, I was listening to music, enjoying the wild life and I went back to this album. With a good, relaxing buzz, this was a decent album. Original rating 1 Follow up 2 to 2.5 May trip on shrooms Saturday and give it another listen. Haha.
Roadhouse Blues an all time classic. Billy Idol has an awesome cover. Enjoyed You make me real, Peace Frog and Maggie M'Gill. Enjoyed more than I thought. Solid 3. As a younger kid, found myself turning off most Door songs. Think they better songs are the ones that don't get beat to death on classis radio. Starting to kind of digging these guys.
Pass. A tough listen for me. Didn't make it through the end. .5 for me just because it was music
My parents were Sam Cooke fans so very familiar with a lot of his music. Even have an old 45 hanging on the wall of our rock n roll/Elvis bathroom. Anyway, thought he sounded great live with awesome energy. How awesome would it have been to see this concert!! Solid 3.5 for me. Probably closer to 4 Really liked entire album, but my favorites, Bring it on home to me, Nothing can change this love and Somebody have Mercy If you're a fan, Do NOT listen to the podcast Disgraceland, about him.
Well I've heard of Pantera and really wanted to like this album, but outside of Walk, just felt like it was too much of the same sound over and over. Hollow mixed it up a little, then went back to the sound of every other song. Definitely different, but not for me. 2 from me.
First time hearing this band. A different rap vibe. A fun, good groove kinda vibe. A lot of songs seemed have to the same drum beat, but it didn't bother me too much. Overall not a lot stood out, but generally enjoyed the overall vibe. 2.5 to 3 for me
Not sure what that was.... Not for me Would not attempt again. 0
We'll, I listened all the way through. About all I have to say...just not my thing
This album review is more about a cat, instead of music. My girlfriend, now my wife, got a cat while we were in college. The cat had live with me and my roommate, a big Who fan. The cat was given a name I can't remember. Anyway, every time we took him out, he played in this tall grass area where we couldn't see him. My roommate would look for him by singing, Tommy can you hear me. Much to Mindy's objection, we called him Tommy so much, he didn't respond to whatever name he was originally given and became Tommy! Album was a blast from the past. Good tunes all the way through. Tommy can you hear me will always be a favorite. Just seeing this album made me smile. Not their best, but good. 3.5 for me. Will make it 4 for the cat, Tommy
Very first song reminded me a little of the Doors. Thought this was an interesting album. A mixture of "kind of" punk and psychedelic to a little rock. I can't say I loved, but I did enjoy listening. Favorite song was Revelation. A good 3 for me
This is another music genre I don't get and not a fan. Maybe good background music, for sitting by the ocean, drinking a frozen Pina colada and smoking a nice, skunk smelling joint. But I'm in my office and thought this is not very good. I'll give it a 1 because his son was a pretty good linebacker at the school of convicts, Miami Florida. Suck it Canes.
Luke's mom turned me on to Ella and I have become a fan. Her voice is beautiful (so is Luke's mom!!) and her songs seem to take you back in time. Think she would have been a wonderful experience to see live. Nothing to dislike from beginning to end. Favorites Someone to watch over me, Embraceable you and Love is here to stay. But I really did enjoy all songs. Solid 4. Would and will listen to again!! Probably with Luke's beautiful momma.
Was this a coincidence on the album choice?? Maybe they should have played Sex Pistols, God save the queen, the day before this?? Smiths is one of those bands I was never able to get into their vibe. I did like a few songs like the Queen is dead, Big mouth strikes again and there is a light that never goes out. There were a few songs I was thinking WTF, like some girls are bigger than others. Thought it was just kinda, meh. 2
Good album to start a work week. Listened again to start today. 1969 and I want to be your dog are fantastic openers. Really liked No fun and Little doll too. One WTF song was We will fall. Just didn't seem like it belonged with this album and was way too long Enjoyed and would listen again. A good 3 to 3.5 for me. Will record as 3 because if we will fall.
Very familiar with Where it's at and Devil's haircut, but not a big fan of either. Was hoping some of the rest of the album would do something for me, but it didn't.... Spotify would skip right over jackass and diskobox. If I enjoyed the album, I would have tried to find somewhere else. I didn't... Pretty much neutral. Didn't really dislike, but just not for me 2-2.5
Rid Stewart was my wife's first ever concert! Remember my uncle having this album back when everything was vinyl in my Kokomo days. Distinctive voice for sure. Enjoy a lot of his music through the years and absolutely love I'm losing you. The cover of Elvis's That's alright alright into Amazing grace was another great memory from the past. Good solid album that brought back a lot of good memories from childhood. 3 to 3.5 for me.
No gimmicks, no games, just straight hard core banging. In the middle of budgeting time at work and somehow this relieved some frustrations. Also kept my co-workers out of my office while it was being played, so I listened like 3 times straight. Haha. Definitely a different punk sound from Sex Pistols or Ramones. Straight in your face. I liked it and felt like kicking my bosses ass after I listened. +1 for Pat Smear I'll give a 3
A noted Beatles hater, I enjoyed quite a bit of this album. Love Dear Prudence. Liked Back in the USSR, Everybody's got something to give and Helter Skelter. My high school used to play Today is your birthday, over the intercom, then announce the names of everyone had a birthday that day. Ended that around junior year. Ob la di, oh la da may be most annoying song ever.... I enjoyed a good portion. 3
Very aware of Costello and have heard a few songs on that radio, but never took the time to listen to his stuff. Glad I did. I enjoyed this album. Even added Waiting for the end of the world to my music downloads. Loved Waiting and likes Welcome to the working week, Alison and Mystery dance. I will now take the time to get to know better 3-3.5
Loved first song, lyrics and sound. Got really excited for the rest of the album thinking I may have found new band to check out. Rest of album, songs all seemed to run together, all the same. Not a lot of vibe or energy. Not for me VCR a solid 4. Rest of album a 1 I'll give a 2 just because of VCR
Yes was a big No. Nothing about this album I enjoyed.
This folk stuff is all folked up. Was difficult making it through the entire album. A 5 for me, making it through. A 1 for whatever this was
Liked the way I am and Stan. A few what the hell tracks. Not a big fan overall of him or this album.
Beautiful voice but otherwise, not my thing. Felt like I was listening to a 1940s movie musical. Again, talented and voice is great. Just not for me. 1 - 2 range
So song #1, Now my heart is full, reminded me of previous 3 days!! Loved the line, "I can't explain, do I won't even try to". Maybe it was the day, maybe it's the after glow of the the previous couple days, but I actually liked listening. Nothing particularly stood out, but a good listen. A good 3, with a 5 for Now my heart is full
Definitely reminds me of my teenage years back in AA. Highway Star, Space trucking and Smoke on the water are classics, although I tend to change from Smoke in the water due to over playing on classy radio. Enjoyed. Not a big fan of organs in rock, but good stuff. 3 for me. Hope to hear some Rainbow with Ritchie Blackmore
Well I have to say I'm very surprised by this album. Knew the song Eileen, but nothing else. I enjoyed a lot this album. There were times I thought this guy's voice sounded a lot like Robert Smith of the Cure. Different than my usual listening and glad I now this band has better songs than just Eileen. Solid 3-3.5.
So Kate Bush back in the news after 30 years, due to Stranger Things. While nice for reminiscing, I liked this as much now as I did back in 85, not very much. She has a nice voice and Running up that hill is ok, but rest of album lost me. Quite a few what the hell songs. 1 to 1.5 Right after this ended on my Spotify, next 2 songs were Head over heels and How soon is now. Not sure I'd put this album in same genre as The Smiths and Tears for Fears
Yes!! My very first album as a kid. I remember my father walking with me to K-mart ( yes, K-mart!) to buy. Hello There is a great way to start a show. Every song is fantastic. Big Eyes reminds me of my 6th grade girlfriend, Mary G. Great album, great memories. My son was in a stroller, only a couple years old and he got to experience these guys at the Plainwell island city festival on July 24th, 1999. They played 5 songs of this album. Put my niece, Kaylee, on my shoulders and Rick Nielsen handed her a guitar pick. She was only 5 or 6 at the time! Should be noted, there were only a couple hundred folks in the crowd, so easy to get right up and see the band. Just a wonderful album. My first 5!!
This is one convention I won't be attending. I just can't get into this, but I won't bash because it's music. Just not music I enjoy. Hoping this is last time we hear from Fairport. 1
So....yeah....saw the name Eno and after trying to listen to this, started thinking back to when Dan Enos was QB at MSU late 80's, early 90s. Perles was coach and Sparty had very good teams. Not good enough to beat the Irish, but good enough to win big 10. Back when college football was more than NIL and 2 super conferences, like they're working towards... Anyway, I checked out about 10-15 minutes in and started daydreaming about other things. Can't wait for the weekend Back to the album. Zero for me. Hope there aren't many more like this.
There's a lot of good music by Stevie, unfortunately, this isn't one of his better albums, imo. I did enjoy most of it. Really liked You haven't done nothin and Boogie on Reggae woman. A couple if really good groove tunes. Too shy to say was one of the better mellow tunes Overall 2.5 -3 I did like, but he's got better stuff out there.
Love Chrissie's voice and really enjoyed this album. I was going to give a 3-3.5 but listened to extended version with demos and live performances again this morning. A very good album, ranging from punk/rock sound to a mellow side. Favorites include Precious, the wait, mystery achievement, tattooed love boys and kid. Brass in pocket an all time great. Even the more mellow tunes like stop your sobbing, Tequila and Private life were good. Very good album and great listening! A solid 4 and there are even better songs out there.
Strangely interesting album. Dug the 2 covers, Jack flash and light my fire. Others seemed to drag on. Did like Raghupati. On my Spotify, immediately kicked into Beatles after this album. Wierd. .5 for having SHANK in his name. .5 for Stones/Doors cover .5 for Raghupati 1.5 but enjoyed the new experience
Wasn't short, didn't feel the love, nor did I get the humor 1 because it was music
Song #1 ending, WTF?? Song #2 - Shameika doesn't know shit Song #4 where she's saying, I won't shut up. Please reconsider. Heard the name as was curious. A few songs in and I was no longer curious or interested. Pass for me. 1 because it was music
If you didn't know this was the Stones and take out Sympathy for the Devil and street fighting man, tell me your first thought wasn't country music. Sympathy for devil is all time classic. Street fighting man is good, Rage against the machine made it the song great. Those are the 2 songs I enjoyed. All others sounded like country music, which was not what I expected or particularly enjoyed. I'll give 2.5
I keep waiting for an album I've never heard to shock me with how much I enjoy. This wasn't the album. Thought it kicked off ok with Mr Soul, then went straight to hell. Giving out bonus half point because I'm pretty sure I heard a portion of take me out to the ballgame on an organ. F the Yankees. 1 it was music. 1.5 with bonus
Ugh, more Beatles. Yellow submarine reminds of Uncle Jeff and Grandma Morrow's house. Other than that, most other songs same old stuff. Do like Got to get you into my life. And I did think of Shankar's album when I heard Tomorrow never knows and Love you to. Speaking of Shankar, I should have rated him higher. Album released Aug 5th. My college roommate, Ninja's birthday. All I got except a plea for no more Beatles. 1.5 Bonus .5 for reminding me of Shankar.
My girlfriend had this poster hanging on her wall back in 87, along with this album. I married that beautiful woman too! George Michael is an underrated artist with a number of excellent songs. There's some cheese and a couple WTFs, but overall good stuff. One More Try could be the song of me crying to win back my girl after being such a dick. Great song. Other good ones include Faith (check out Limp Bizkit version),Father Figure (but also kinda creepy), I want your sex and kissing a fool. Luke better not be too hard on this album or his mother may not be too happy. Good solid 3
Dreamers. Great tune. They have better songs. 2.5
Not a huge Bowie fan, but he has a few songs I really enjoy. I knew this album would be different for me and it was.... Changes is a classic. Liked next 2, oh you pretty things and 8 line poem. Life in Mars was unusual in a good way. Then started to lose me until Queen Bitch. Ok, but not sure I'd add to my regular rotation. 2.5 to 3. I'll make the stars 3 because my son is a fan. :)
I swear at times I heard a little Elvis sounding voice. Other than that, I found this a little tough to listen. A little surprised I made it through the entire album. Not for me. 1
Felt like it was the same kind of drum beat for most of the songs. Kinda grooved to a few, then felt like I'm hearing the same track as the album moved along. Can't say I disliked, but nothing I'd upload to my library. Bonus for the song with Nelly Furtado. Something about her voice I dig. 2 for me. Really hoping for something new for me,soon, that makes me feel wow, what have I been missing?
The next 2 songs that kicked in after the album were VCR by Xx and Sometime around midnight. Two great songs. Anyway, this album was pretty good. Played again for Mindy having a few beers and it went from good to really good. From first song through the end. Been awhile since I've heard surprise band/album. 3.5
A couple albums behind.... Can't say this was something I disliked, but nothing really made me want to play again or upload into my library. Felt like it was close, but never got over the hump. I'd still give a 2. Just OK
2.5 Luke here - My dad somehow put his rating under my account, so putting mine under his. Anyway, I only knew the songs Everyday People and Thank You (Faletetinaegiaoenagabmicefaeslfkaes) going into this, but being a fan of both, I was excited to see what this album had to offer. And it was a fine funk album. Nothing objectionable, but also nothing reaching the highs of the aforementioned songs... even when they did a reprise of the latter on the closer. Supposedly this is a very politically charged album, but I'm not sure that came through for me on my listens. Really dug Family Affair, but not much else stood out. While I think I need to listen to more before I make this determination, I’m getting the vibe Sly and the fam might be a "Greatest Hits" kind of listening.
I'm not black like Barry White, no I am white like Frank Black is After Dead Kennedy's to Frank Black, punk to punkish sound the theme of last couple days Missed review of Kennedys. Recognized a couple from radio and who could not love any version of viva las Vegas? Old suitemate in college was big fan. I'd go with 2.5. Btw, the drummer, DH Peligro passed away last week. Back to Black. Good album. More familiar with Pixies stuff. Beginning punkish to a more rythmic sound. Seemed the album had a nice variety of musical style. Good album to listen while at work. A few songs stood out for me Headache, Fiddle Riddle, Big Red . 3
One of the few groups I try and prevent playing on Spotify, so I don't risk the chance of them randomly playing their music. Well, I listened and I'm sorry I wasn't shrooming, otherwise at least I would have enjoyed the time I wasted listening. I will skip any other Dead albums that may pop up. Most annoying group ever.....
This band still tours after all these years. Another band introduced to me in college. Thank you Jason. Good band with good music. Enjoyed most of the album with Rescue one of my favorites. Really like the guy's voice and just the overall sound. Will listen again. 3.5
Is this the longest titled album in music? 3 classic songs, Starman, Suffragette City and Ziggy Stardust, but my 2 favorites were Five years and It ain't easy. It ain't easy because I'm convinced this a southern fried rock kinda song. Serious. Anyway, my favorite of the Bowie stuff I have listened to and would listen again 3.5
I really enjoyed this album. Pretty confident my wife would enjoy and will have her check it out. Loved song #1, I am trying to break your heart. Added to playlist right when I heard it. Like more songs than disliked. Favorites include, Radio Cure. Loved the line, cheer up if you can, there is something wrong with me. Heavy metal drummer, Poor places and Reservations are also favorites along with I'm the man who loves you. Loved the line, "I always thought if I held you tightly, you would always love me like back then." Listened to a couple times today. Solid 3.5. will score 4. Will listen again.
Dance/pop/new wave combo not my thing. Can't say I hated, but did not really enjoy. Recognized a couple songs, it's a sin and what have I done to deserve this, from the radio, but for the most part wanted it to end. 2
For the first time I am typing my review on my computer and not my phone! Thank you, Luke. Back to this album. Felt it was close to being reasonable, but couldn't quite get there. There was no major substance to it, no music or lyric that really stood out to me. Almost too depressing. Won't say it was terrible, but can't say it was very good either. A big "meh" for me. I'll give a 2. but closer to 1.5.... I want some Blackberry Smoke, damnit
Can't get into this folkish pop kinda music. Seemed to be one long song with nothing that got me excited to hear. If I had this listen to this live, like she was playing live at a house party, I'd have to pull a Bluto (from Animal House) and smash het guitar to make it stop. At least I thought of a great movie and a great scene when I listened an for that, I'll give a solid 1. Will not listen again.
On the weekend one of the founding members of the Clash passes away, Kieth Levene, we get London Calling! Kieth was also a founding member of Public Image Limited, who I strongly urge you to take a listen. This is another band introduced to me by Jason in college. This album has some iconic songs, including my personal favorite Train in Vain, but has many different styles of music, I have a hard time calling them a punk band. I hear some reggae even some brass/horn sounds mixed in there, which reminded of an old English band called The Specials. Another band I encourage to take a listen. Hell, Train in Vain is really a love song, isn't it? Or broken heart song, but you get the drift. Too many good songs to talk about them all, but I know another good band called INXS, where lead sing Michael Hutchence stated his favorite song was Spanish Bombs. Listen to a couple times over weekend. Shout to Clampdown, Train in Vain, Spanish Bombs, Card Cheat, London Calling..... hell, I throw a shoutout the entire album and the many diverse songs and sounds. Great album. Absolutely love the album cover too. 4 for me. Probably closer to 4.5
Elton Jon is one of the artist where I either really like some of his songs or I really dislike, not much in the middle. Levon may be my favorite song by him and like Tiny Dancer. Other than that, I didn't get mush else out this album. 2nd time around, I'll add Razor Face, but reinforced I'm just not a big fan of most of his stuff. I'll give a 2.5. 1 point for each song I liked and 1/2 point for Razor face. Coded it as a 3, due to the fact he is a legend.
Yea.....some times new stuff surprises you and you get excited to listen to more. In this case, not so much. Seemed to start with a little potential, but then I couldn't wait for it to end. Just nothing there that got me excited or wanted to listen to again 1
Can't think of a single Dylan song I like and didn't find one on this album. Not only is his voice annoying as all hell, way too much harmonica in his songs. The only artist who has effectively used the harmonica in their music, off the top of me head, is Ray Wiley Hubbard. Think I put on some Hubbard to wash whatever this was out of my head. I wonder if the drugs were better back in the day that made be people this was good music. Sorry Dylan fans
So after listening to Dylan yesterday, as soon as I saw this album, all I could think was Fuck yea!!! I like to think of Jesus like with giant eagle's wings, and singin' lead vocals for Lynyrd Skynyrd with like an angel band and I'm in the front row and I'm hammered drunk! Southern fried rock is the kind of music that just gets better and better the more you listen. This album is like a greatest hits album, not really a bad song. I'm sure most folk have heard Free Bird, Gimme 3 steps and Simple man, but the rest of the album equally good if not better. Die hard Skynyrd fans will want to kill me, but radio has just about killed Free Bird for me. Anyway, loved Tuesday's gone, I aint the one, Down South Jukin, Mississippi Kid and Poison Whiskey. Just a solid album all the way through. Load up some beers, eat a couple mushroom caps, throw in some Skynyrd and I promise a good night in store! Great album, thought about a 5, but couldn't pull the trigger.... 4.5
The beginning of the Clash! This album is is the "more punk rock" sounding of the 2 albums we have listened to so far. The Clash is a great band in general and this was a solid debut album. Really enjoyed Janie Jones, I'm so bored with the USA, What's my name, Police & Thieves with Cheat being my favorite of this album. Solid listen, but not the best of the Clash. 3.5 for me. Will code as 4 because it is the Clash!
Can't beat the old R&B / funk sound. Was expecting a lot more upbeat songs, but very good all the same. First 3 songs was what I was expecting for most of the album. Funky Music sho nuff turns me on is my favorite song off this album, but really enjoyed Run Charlie Run and Papa was a rolling stone. Listening to the lyrics, Papa was a real scum bag, but the song is very good. After the first few songs, the album turns into a grab your woman and get ready for some luvin type of album. Not for all, but great songs with some good lyrics. The first time I ever saw your face has been done by a few different artist. Beautiful lyrics and at this point, you should be loving up your partner! Good sound with good lyrics makes for a good album. Wanted a little more upbeat funk, but I'm sure we'll see that from these guys in the future. Solid 3-3.5
I can only say this is not for me. Thought she had a great voice and I enjoyed Talking about a Revolution and Baby Can I hold you. Other than that, thought many of the songs ran together or sounded very similar to each other. There's one song I recognized since they play on the radio, Fast car, but just not a fan..... Can't say I hated, but not a fan I'll give 2.5 since I was surprised by a couple songs mentioned above
First time listening to the Buzzcocks and to me, this is punk rock. Most songs under 3-3.5 minutes, loud, fast and in your face. Have to say, fun and upbeat, but a little repetitive at times. At first, I thought the singer was a girl. He wasn't. Favorite songs include Fiction Romance, What do I get? and Oh shit.... Strangest/most uncomfortable song, Orgasm Addict. Perfect song to have a co-worker walk in and ask, WTF? Overall, fun and upbeat. Liked some and some sounded the same, but generally enjoyed. 2.5 for me. Liked because it was new to me, but not sure I would go back and listen again.
The best statement I've ever heard from Clapton, when asked, what does it feel like to be the greatest guitarist in world? His answer, "I don't know, ask Prince." You're g-damn right, Mr. Clapton, g-damn right. As for the album, didn't really mind, but kinda wore on me halfway through, but I'm apparently listening to all the extended versions, so my fault. Found it good music to listen to while working. Nothing exceptional, but nothing that made me want to go back and listen on a regular basis. Not sure if I've ever heard a drum solo on an album before, like with the song What'd I say, but there it was....I laughed to myself. 2.5 but will score a 3
The Ramones are a band that will make me smile, anytime I hear them, until I am no longer able to smile. This band was introduced to me at a very young age by my older brothers and I remember watching Rock n Roll high school in Junior High School (I'm on the other side of 50!) Check out the movie if you get the chance. Later in life, my youngest child was introduced to the Ramones and immediately became one of his favorite bands. One his early grade school class pictures was taken with him proudly wearing his Ramones t-shirt when the majority of teachers had no idea who the Ramones were, let alone his classmates. Who else can make a major WWII German attack method one of the greatest songs ever? The answer, the Ramones. I am going to give this album a 5. I will give every Ramone album on this list a 5, just because of all the wonderful memories they provide. hope some day to introduce the Ramones to my grandchildren!
I was going to listen and rate 2 albums today, but after listening to Simon, couldn't stomach following this up with the Beatles. 2 things/songs stood out to me. Papa Hobo referencing Detroit, specifically, "Detroit, Detroit gotta a hell of a hockey team." Maybe not now, but certainly the 90's into the early 2000's. But then he refers Detroit as a basketball town. Nope, it's Hockeytown, but then again, this album came out before he knew better. The song Me and Julio down by the River. I think his mom chewed tobacco if she's spitting every time she hers his name. Wonder what brand she chews. I'm guessing Redman. That's all I got..... Not a fan. But since I wrote this much, I'll give a 2. Now on to the Beatles, damnit.
Well here we are with another Beatles album and I'll say until I can't, most overrated band ever.... The 2 songs I actually like are remakes, Roll over Beethoven and Money. Go figure. Cheesy music and just not for me. Will not listen again. 1.5 and will score a 1 since the best songs were remakes. 1.5
Let me start by saying my local classic rock station absolutely killed the majority of "classic" songs of a lot of bands, by playing the ad nauseum. I was convinced as a younger kid that Janis Joplin only had 2 songs, Me and Bobby McGee and Mercedes Benz. Well, this album surprised me. Still can't stand the 2 songs I mentioned, but I did enjoy many of the other songs. I used to say her voice annoyed me, but after listening to more of her work, I take that statement back. Her voice is what makes this album work. I also enjoyed the heavy dose of piano. I really enjoyed this album. Some of my favs include, Move Over, Cry Baby, My Baby, Trust me and Get it while you can. cringed when I saw this album, but happy I listened. I could see me throwing on some Joplin, in the right scenario, but I would skip 2 songs for sure. 3.5 for me. Call this a "surprise" album for me
I always gave my son shit about this band, saying they were nothing but a modern Beatles. I know that statement is not true, but still doesn't make me a big fan. Also, those guys have the most punchable face in music. I'd like to beat the shit out of both of them. Pretty sure I could take both, at the same time no less. But I'd buy them a beer after I kick their ass..... Rock n Roll star was first song and probably my favorite song on the Album. Know Live Forever and Supersonic from the radio and enjoyed both. Songs that surprised me and enjoyed, Up in the Sky and Married with children. Overall, wasn't a bad listen. I'll say a 3, but really a 2.5 because these guys just look like they should get their ass kick anytime they show their face
Can't think of who, but he sounds like one of Eddie Murphy's SNL characters, singing. This was a really tough listen for me. I made it through, but needed a few breaks so I wouldn't pull out my own teeth. I'm going to be pissed if my Spotify starts adding this guy to any of the "made for you" playlist. Scored a 1 because I don't know how to make a zero. Are the negative scores?? Sorry I listened and hope I never have to hear this guy again.
Well this was certainly a trip.....I had to keep checking if this was the album we were suppose to listen to and didn't switch over to some acid trip collaboration created by Spotify. Didn't really enjoy but damn there was some serious weird stuff. At least it wasn't the Dead or Dylan and for that, I'll give the extra .5 1.5 but scored a 1
Old school R&B/rap is some much better than the rap shit put out these days. Think I heard the 'N' word once, no taking pride that your girl/boy is a hoe and no glorification of senseless violence. Well , one song about taking a guy out....Anyway, probably can tell I'm an old school kind of guy who enjoys less of the shock rap shit from our current trend. Smooth album. I enjoyed the fact I could get into a nice groove while at work. First time I have heard of these guys and I really enjoyed the entire album. Nothing really stood out for downloading, but just enjoyed the overall sound of this album 3 from me.
Not a big fan of the hippie music of the 60's. The 2 most popular songs, I find pretty annoying, California Dreaming and Monday Monday. I liked Straight Shooter. Just seemed to be different. Also liked Do you wanna dance, but because I thought of the Ramones. These clowns managed to fuck it up, but what do you want from a group of hippies? John Phillips is one sick motherphugger or should I say daughter phugger? When I hear Mamas & Papas, I immediately think of how sick that bastard is/was and just cringe when I hear any of their music. I'll give a 1, because they made me think of the Ramones
When I first saw this album, I confused the Deftones with Undertones and was expecting something completely different than what I heard. This was a fun album. 16 songs in 35 minutes and I think I enjoyed most them. Good, fast, fun and upbeat. Favorite was I gotta getta, but really liked Girls don't like it and Male model. Very surprised this was as old as it was. I listened last week and had a few notes, but re-listened this morning just to confirm this was a solid album.
I was not a big fan of Green Day, but then saw them in concert with all my family. Concert was loud, non-stop energy and good entertainment. Much like this album. Did not realize how many hits are on this album. Enjoyed all the radio hits, Longview, Welcome to Paradise, Basket case, She and When I come around, but my personal favorite is FOD. Just loved the lyrics and thought of a quite a few people I have wanted to say this to. Some I have have. Good times, man. Good times. Good album all the way through. You have really search for a reason not to enjoy. Surprise song that makes me smile - All by Myself. Good solid 4
This one a little tough for me to rate. It's just so long and I didn't really feel like going back to listen again. I can say, it was definitely diverse. Some mellow stuff, some weird stuff and some acid trip shit. Recognize a few songs from the radio, but they're the kinda songs I generally skip over. Anyway, liked Wolfman Jack, but nothing else really stood out except for Slut. Just because I am a slut for my wife. At least she pays well. Yo Luke, don't tell mom I said that. I'll give a 2-2.5. I mean nothing too adverse to me, but nothing that made me want to go back and do again
This album reminds me of something my beautiful wife would listen to and enjoy. While I love my wife, this not so much. Can't say it was terrible, but after a couple songs, I was ready to move on. I'll give a 2.5
Yea, this was just too annoying for me. Hoping this is the last time we see Jack take the floor. Tough one to make all the way through. 0 for me.
Speaking of annoying, Jesus this guy sucks. The only decent stuff was to hear Dr. Dre. This is one dude, except for a couple songs, I don't understand ho he became popular. Pretty sure he is a gay baser because he is trying to protect his true self. I'd love to punch this dude in the face, repeatedly. 1 because of Dre
I'm way behind and going to attempt to catch up over next couple weeks so my reviews my be brief.... This album was a big WTF. Not a fan and won't re- listen.
Growing up in Ann Arbor, I had a friend who's older brother just loved Deep Purple. Didn't understand then, but now I'm convinced he was just on acid all the time. A 10 1/2 minute song?? What the hell, just end it already. There were a couple tunes that were rocking, Speed King, Blood Sucker and Into the fire. Thought they were OK, but gog damn, I just can't get into the electric organ. Album released on June 3rd. Terrible day for the family. :( I'll say album was OK, but I won't become a Deep Purple fan any time soon. Love the color and think of Prince. Added bonus, TCU's main color is purple. To hell with Michigan and all their fans. Hahahahahahaha. 2
Didn't get this album at all. Found it to be very depressing. I know there are some Joy Division songs out there I like, but they weren't on this album. Will not attempt to listen to again and would not recommend. Since this album was so depressing, I will take this space to reiterate how enjoyable it was to watch michigan shit the bed again. I wonder how many boogers hairball ate after getting embarrassed by TCU. 51 points on what he called his best defense ever. The guy is a clown
I've really gotten into southern fried rock during the last year and when I saw Merle Haggard, I got really excited. Then after listening to a few songs, I realized this album not southern fried, but more of the 60's/70's twangy kind of album. Very surprised it was from 2006. Even more surprised it was 28 songs! Anyway it wasn't flat out annoying, but was expecting different. I liked If you want to be my woman and Mixed up mess of a heart. Mixed up mess of a heart because of the line, "A little bitty woman gonna tear you apart." I married a beautiful, little bitty woman an can tell you through the 40 years of knowing/marriage, she can definitely tear me apart, when/if she wants to. But I don't want to ever be without her..... I'll give it a 2 because it made me think of Mindy!
Ah hell no! Not even attempting to listen. Christmas music sucks more than that shithead Eminem.
Because I'm behind, I just check out at list and play a few each day, without reading the intros. Anyway, I had a big writeup about how much this reminds me of David Bowie, even sounding like Bowie. Then I went back to see if anyone else thought this and read the intro, so no need to expand the on the Bowie influence. This is a much different sound than the other Iggy and stooges albums. First song, Night Clubbing was very good and I thought it was Bowie, at first. Then heard China Girl and was surprised. I bet Luke knew Bowie's version was a remake! Really like Dum Dum Boys and Tiny Girl, but enjoyed the entire album. Like I mentioned, jut a different sound/vibe than the other Stooges albums I have heard. Good album and fun listen. 3.5-4 for me
First, this is really not my thing, but reminded me of spending several vacations in beautiful Puerto Rico. Fun album and immediately contacted Mindy and told her she should take a listen. She immediately replied and stated this guy's last concert was IN Puerto Rico and he died after that show. He had a heart attack, was transported to main land US and died in New York the following night. I was shocked my wife knew this, but not shocked she liked this music. We started planning our next trip to PR last night!! Again, not my thing but I'm going to give a 3 for all the wonderful memories of time, with my wife, on the beautiful beaches and the beautiful times we shared.
Another band that reminds me of college days and what a great name for an album. This album ranged from punk to psychedelic to just just strange stuff. Loved the opening song, especially the "when you see your mom" part. Too funny Liked Pittsburgh to Lebanon and Human Cannonball. The line, "It used to be that loving you was easy, unrestrained. And Now I'm only bleeding, foregone loving, only pain." The story of many, unlucky relationships. Quite a few trippy songs, USSA, The O-men and 22 going on 23. 22 going on 23 sounds tragic and she sound like she's 72 going on 73. Overall, I had fun listening. Tough to break into a regular listening rotation, but a great first listen. Solid 3
What a change from butthole surfers! Found this music and voice very unique. From the very beginning, I thought I was going to hate, but Holes grew on me and I have to say I liked Opus 540, Hudson Line and Goddess on a Highway. I re-listened yesterday and think my Mindy may like this. The last 2-3-4 minutes was a little out there, but overall, I kinda liked this album and don't have many complaints. Ill give 2.5 but will rate a 3
So my cousin Paul loves War on Drugs and insisted I would love as well. I tried awhile back and retried again with this album. I really liked Under the Pressure, Red Eye and Lost in the Dream. But I kept feeling like I was hearing the same sound over and over again. It wasn't terrible, but the songs were long and unnecessarily drawn out. EVERY song. Again, it wasn't terrible and I think Mindy would really like this band too, but outside of a coupe songs, they were not for me. I wouldn't turn off if on, but I probably wouldn't seek out to play either. The genre it rolled into on my spotify had quite a few good songs after, including songs from Wilco and The National. Anyway, I listened at work and was OK. I wonder if I have a few beers and a couple tokes, I would enjoy more (what the hell am I saying? EVERYTHING is better after a coupe beers/tokes)? Maybe I give that a try over the weekend. Anyway OK, some good songs, but too much of the same sound. 2.5 for me. Will score a 3
First song samples Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five! +1 right there. Not a big rap fan, but I found myself grooving right along with many of the tracks. Lyrics were ok, but his voice and the beats were solid. Can't see myself downloading any specific song, but generally enjoyed overall. I'll give 2.5 but score a 3 due the Grand Master Flash sample
Familiar with some Lou Reed songs, but have never took the time to listen to any full album all the way through. First listen, I thought this was just OK. 2nd time through, it clicked! Liked Waiting for the Man, What goes on and After Hours. Really liked Pale Blue Eyes, but my favorites were Heroin and Sweet Jane. I enjoyed enough, I'm listening to the live portions of this album while I type my review. I can see me playing this album while I'm binging on Mario Kart. The live portions of the album are so much better than the studio versions. But I found it funny/strange that is sounded like there were only a few people in the crowd. Maybe the day, maybe the mood, but I really enjoyed a good portion of this album. Can't quite get to a 4 for me. A very good 3.5, but will score a 4. I will download a few songs and I will play again. Hell, I may seek out more Velvet albums once I get caught up. My surprise album of the last couple weeks!
So after listening to what may be my surprise artist of 2023, I get the Flying Burritos. I know this Parsons dude has worked with all kinds of bands and been making music a long time, but this is not for me. This is the annoying twangy kind of stuff I just can't get into. I saw the 2nd song called Sin City and was hoping for something like Bon Scott's version. Not even close and all hope for something special was lost..... There was a song Hippie Boy, that mentioned a guy on acid, smelly like weed. I like the sticky too. Tough to follow Lou, but you did mention weed, so I give a solid 1. Won't be seeking out other stuff by these guys
I am a Steve Earle fan, but this is his early stuff that is a lot more twangy kinda country, than the rockish, southern fried version of his later years. But I did enjoy this album. I have listened before and will probably hear again through my random plays on Spotify. I liked the first several songs on the album. Some were your cheesy kinda songs, but some times I'm into the cheesy, sappy kinda songs. Special shout outs for Hillbilly Highway, Good 'Ol Boy, My old friend the Blues and Someday. And the song that touched my heart was Little Rock n Roller. If some day you are blessed and have children, I am confident this song would make you smile and think of your kids when they were growing up. Shit, you even think of them now, when they have grown up! "I know there's an Angel just for Rock n Rollers" I'm giving this album a 3.5. 3 for the album and a bonus .5 for making me think of my children 3.5 will score a 3
Saw ABBA and just laughed to myself. Then I listened to the album. This is good quality fun stuff. Much better sounding than I remember as a kid. I'm serious. How can you not like Dancing Queen, Fernando and Knowing me, Knowing you? I would guarantee if you put this on in the background of a get together, you would catch people grooving along.... Also enjoyed Money, Money, Money and Why did it have to be me. Not sure you could put out a song like I kissed the teacher these days. And what's wrong with Carrie, that you wouldn't want to marry? Good fun album. I enjoyed listening. I'll give a solid 3. Maybe would have gone a little higher, but can't score ABBA above Steve Earle. 3 for me
This album had some good songs, good lyrics and great grooves. I can't say this is my specific style of R&B /Rap but this album was OK. Lauryn Hill has a great voice. Zealots had a wonderful beat. Fu-gee-la and Mista Mista stood pit as well. Thought the talking parts in the Beast was hilarious. Can't say anything stood out where I wanted to download, but there wasn't much that I disliked too much either. Maybe no woman no cry and that's because Bob Marley is overrated trash. A little torn here, but will give a 3. Mainly because of Hill's voice 3
I said I would give every album a listen all the way through. I did and that was difficult to do..... Loved the lyrics to Open up. Too funny. Otherwise, this album was difficult to get through. I'll score a 1 just for the "Burn Hollywood down" part. hahaha 1
Generally found this album to be good, easy listening music. But they seemed to stuck between Motown and funk, but never really excelling in either. Did not dislike, but felt they took a few shortcuts here and never hit their great sound. Again, I liked, but not one of my favorites. Maybe because I still have Velvet on the mind..... i'll give this a 2.5
The Cure is one those bands, for me, that I do not like too many of their songs, but the ones I do like, I like a lot. Let's just say, this album did not do it for me on any song. Just found the entire album to be one big, meh. Will not attempt to listen again. Solid 1
I had a tough time getting into Public Enemy. Love Chuck D's voice, but Flavor Fav is pretty annoying. Outside a song here and there, bands like Public Enemy and NWA, I just can't seem to enjoy. Liked Burn Hollywood Burn, but just for the irony of Ice Cube calling out Hollywood, then becoming the biggest Hollywood sell-out a couple decades later. From the streets of Compton to middle aged white dude 20 years later.... Another big "meh" for me. Flavor Fav can go away anytime too..... 2
Seemed like Johnny was having a really good time doing this show. Major props for even attempting this show, let alone pull it off. Wonder if they would allow in this day and age? Johnny Cash has a voice that everyone who listens to music, just knows. Can't say I enjoy all his music, but whenever he comes on, I listen. Memories as a small child of Dickies' mother, Gloria (RIP), listening to Cash round the house. Memories of my mother dancing around to One piece at a time (not on this album). I hear Johnny Cash, I think Kokomo as a young child. For all the memories and thoughts of those who loved Cash, a perfect 5 As for this album, I enjoyed because he sounded like was truly enjoying. Some time the energy is all you need..... Liked Walk the Line, Starkville City Jail, San Quentin and then San Quentin again, A boy named Sue and Folsom Prison Blues. Happy I got a good one after a few blah's I'll score 3.5 I'll mark a 4, mostly for the memories he triggers.
I remember this guy from Hee Haw from when I was a child. Had no idea he was considered to be such a country singer icon. I thought he was suppose to be a comedian. Anyway, this is the kind of country that drives me crazy. Too twangy, too corny, just not my type. The song Wham Bam made me laugh. Just because this dude in no way shape of from loos like a wham, bam thank you ma'am kinda person. Thought is was terrible. Won't re-listen. Will not go back and watch Hee Haw re-runs. 1
A confessed Beatles hater, I wasn't expecting much other than the usual, love, love me do shit. Then I saw first 2 songs and got a little excited. I can't say there are many songs I really enjoy by the Beatle guys, but Band on the Run and Jet are 2 songs I really like, maybe even 2 of my favorites. But then the album turned into a Beatle album. Not that I hated it, but wanted the rest of the album to be like the first 2 songs..... Anyway, also liked Let me roll it and Nineteen hundred an eight five. Bluebird made me think of summertime on my back porch. Bluebirds and Orioles are the best to view! Why did he call Mrs Vanderbilt a ho? Ho, hey ho! Then brought it back in a later. I dunno, it made me laugh.... I would say I like more Wings songs than the Beatles. This wasn't cringe worthy, but most of it, not to my liking. I'll give 3 because the first 2 songs are very good
When this album started, I thought it was going to be painful. It was difficult to get through the accent, combined with rap and I thought oh shit..... Listened at work and thought, not for me. Then later in the day, I found myself humming one of the later songs and thought, not that bad. Then I was telling Mindy about, Fit, but you know it. Decided to take a few hits off the peace pipe, fired up Mario Kart and gave a good listen. Well shit, I think I like a lot of this. Favorite was Fit, but really liked Wouldn't have it any other way. The backup singer was awesome, really made the song. Also enjoyed Get out of my House, What is he thinking, Dry your eyes, It was suppose to be so easy and Such a Twat. Probably not for everyone and may take a few listens to adapt to the accent, but I thought this was a good album. Not Lou Reed good, but I'm sure I'll put this on again, at least several of the songs I have mentioned. First thoughts were 1, then went to 2.5. Hell, I'm giving it solid 3. Maybe the weed, maybe I took the time to soak it all in, who knows, but I liked it.