One of my all time favs although nostalgia certainly plays a huge part in that. Love all the samples and am constantly realizing more and more samples as I learn new music. One of the best debut albums of all time.
So much going on, they shred, roast everything and everyone they don’t like and don’t give a fuck what people think. Pretty bad ass. I’d say my rating is closer to 3.5 but rounding down more for my style/genre preferences
Clint Eastwood slaps Punk felt like it could’ve been pulled from the 70s punk era (I’m sure that was the point) but well done Double bass is a sick (almost fully) instrumental Feel like they cover a lot of genres which is cool The idea of a “virtual band” (which I just learned about) is cool but I feel like 20 years later still hasn’t really taken off which lessens the power of how groundbreaking/influential this really is, enjoyed this more than expected so gonna give this a low 3
The beginning was captivating and the transitions between the first few songs were really good but the rest is more of the same. Seems a little early for this album to be on this list. Who knows the eventual influence it may have but right now it’s a 5 year old album that has little impact in pop music/culture. If I died without hearing this (the whole concept of the list) I wouldn’t be missing out. Still enjoyable to listen to and deserves a 2.5ish bumped to 3 stars
Not my style but definitely important and features some good tracks. Today was a good day is a classic and I enjoyed Now I Gotta Wet ‘Cha. Also don’t like when albums have skits
I refuse to believe this is the Indian album I need to listen to before I die. Some cool instrumentals but wouldn’t return to this. Honestly seemed kind of white washed, there is no way “One two cha cha cha” is the pinnacle of western music. Had high hopes for this and it did not live up to being on this list although I certainly don’t have any context from the movie
Oh I’m so horny Roundabout is a banger Whenever the album starts to lose me some crazy bass or piano pulls me back in Idk where Long distance runaround became fish but that stretch was sick (especially fish) Mood for a day totally switched up the vibe right after felt like I was in medieval times Heart of the sunrise was awesome Really cool cover of America Overall thought after roundabout the first half lulled a little but the second half was amazing
This is weird to rate. On one hand this style hasn’t really aged within pop music and I don’t really see myself coming back to this. However the trumpet is really good and scat singing is always fun and was influential at the time. Never knew who Jump, Jive and Wail was originally by so that was cool. This is somewhere between 2 and 3 and I think I need to lean towards 2 relative to my other reviews
This was overall really good. The instruments/lo-fi vibe fits really well with the lyrics but could also be listened to casually while studying or working without tuning into the depressing aura (although maybe you do want to be depressed when you’re studying or working) The Golden Age and Guess I’m Doing Fine stood out to me in the first half. Parts of Already Dead reminded me of No Rain by No Doubt. Definitely the kind of album you hope you don’t feel emotionally drawn to too often but that’s wishful thinking. These themes will be around as long as humanity is which will allow this album to age well. Strong 4/5
I liked Show Girl and American Guitars but otherwise this didn’t do it for me. The British punk Smiths-esque vocal sound has never been my thing. Probably missed out on some lyrics that would improve the rating as there were a few I really enjoyed.
London Calling = banger Brand new Cadillac= love the bass line I’m blanking on what it reminds me of but I’m a fan Jimmy jazz= cool that they slow down and show some jazz elements like the sax Rudie Can’t Fail= Features the Bo diddley beat and specifically reminded me a lot of not fade away So many different sounds throughout the album Wrong em Boyo was really fun to listen to and had a lot going on I’ve always loved death or glory such a good song Amazing closer with Train In Vain I’m going for it and giving this a 5. So many good songs, arguably the best punk rock album of all time yet doesn’t pigeon hole itself into that description with so many different sounds and styles just in the one album
Easy 5, make it a 6 for timing Comfortably numb is the greatest song of all time Transitions throughout are spectacular, as always for Floyd Mother stood out to me a lot more this listen than it ever had before, specifically “Mama's gonna make all of your/Nightmares come true/Mama's gonna put all of her fears into you” No rock opera will ever compare to this, there’s not enough to say about this
I loved the transition from Singing Winds, Crying Beast into Black Magic Woman starting a great three songs stretch to open the album. Santana is just a magician with the guitar and you could just listen to him on his own, which he knows and gives us in this album. Sleeper(?)pick Mother’s Daughter
Jefferson Airplane-lite. Really liked Come All Ye and the end of Marty Groves was really cool. Not sure how often I’ll return to this but this is one of my favorite albums so far that I hadn’t heard of before
A lot of this reminded me of Roger Waters/the wall(forget which song but had Waiting for the Worms vibes). This was solid I enjoyed listening to this throughout, I thought the beginning was very strong and I really liked Live Bed Show
Awesome version of bring it on home to me, I absolutely love Cupid and thought this chain gang was cool too
Despite the name of the band and album, this was not garbage. Seems like they have some real self-esteem issues. This was pretty good I’m somewhere between 3-4 for this and we’ll see how I feel at the end. The intro to Supervixen was pretty cool.
Rednecks was really good and unfortunately still relevant. The album is enjoyable enough and many of the songs have some social commentary which explains the relevance to the list.
Parts of this really rock but I’m not a huge fan of the singer and can’t understand the lyrics more often than I’d like
Really liked the cover of I Got You Babe. Overall really enjoyable (believe it or not cause of the album cover). Somewhere between 3-4 stars
I’ve really tried to like this multiple times and it is just fine. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out is the only song I really like and there are some others that are enjoyable but overall I’m just not a huge fan. There’s times Morrissey’s voice sounds really cool but the random moaning throughout is weird. This is still at least a 3 despite the harsh comments but just for an album with such high acclaim I don’t understand the raving about it.
She definitely has a good voice but this isn’t for me at all Only got worse after I wrote this ^
Can’t imagine I’ll return to this but not upset I listened once, The Earth Died Screaming was both the coolest and most disturbing part
We are family obviously a banger and I really liked he’s the greatest dancer All around super groovy, bass is sick throughout
Enjoyable to listen to, I really liked Blue Skies
A little long but some bangers Kashmir obviously a classic, I loved In the Light right after it and Custard Pie was a really strong start Might be unfair but think they have multiple better albums than this Soft 4
Love a good psychedelic album really simple and enjoyable
This grew on me as it went on, the guitarist is really good, doesn’t particularly stand out among punk music but another solid album worth the listen
Another solid album fits right in with what I expected of Love
I expected this to be too poppy for my taste but it’s certainly unique even with that pop classification, I went back and forth on throughout the album, it’s not great song to song but the title track is of course a classic and I found myself nodding my head to the music a lot more than I expected. Love is a stranger was a good opening and one I didn’t know, however didn’t take much else from the album and is a soft 3 at best
There’s some artistic value here I guess but not for me and isn’t really any different than bone machine, has no business being the first artist I’ve seen twice and this barely gets the second star
Just another punk album, all the songs are super short don’t really get it
Lot of good stuff here, will have to listen closer next time around to see more of the connection of the concept album. I was picking up some connections here and there but didn’t realize it was a full concept album which gets me going and bumps this from a 3 to a 4
Gives me Bowie vibes