Overall pretty good. Stand out track for me is Big Mouth Strikes Again and Vicar in a Tutu. I’ve liked Big Mouth ever since I heard it in a snowboard movie as a teen. I just find the production to be ahead of it’s time using heavy vocal modulation, it’s jarring for the decade. Not being a fan of Morrisey and more so Smiths fans makes it hard for me to really enjoy this album though.
Really really good. You’ve shown me this one before, I absolutely love how tired he sounds. Although it’s not enough to turn me into a full on Springsteen fan, this album is really great.
This album really grew on me. On my first listen I found it too slow and it took me awhile to get through it but by the closing track it started to come together for me. After that, each listen got better and by my third time through the album had won me over.
I tried really hard to like this one. I love the theatrical sound, it shares so much with Bowie at the time. Unfortunately it just doesn’t really connect with me. There are some highlights though, particularly, Bitter Sweet, Casanova, and Prairie Rose.
Wow. This is one of the most exciting debut records I’ve heard. That opening track! It’s all over the place, it takes some pretty large leaps and, for me, absolutely sticks the landings. I will have to return to their subsequent albums to see if I have a new appreciation for them because this album was an amazing surprise.
Oh Clapton.. not a huge fan of him as a person but I can’t deny his ability. This album was an enjoyable listen. No obvious highs and no obvious lows, maybe almost to a fault.
This is probably the closest I’ve come to giving a five but I really want a five to be close to perfect and there are few moments where the album doesn’t quite work. But my god, this album is still incredible, it contains some of the best covers ever recorded. It is the perfect end to Johnny Cash’s career and a perfect companion to learning about the final years and months of his life.
Didn't give this one quite the in depth listen I feel it deserves but it was definitely a fun time. It feels significant for it's time and an inspiration for what was to come. Definitely makes me want to dive more into classic hip hop.
This album sounds so dated, it’s aged horribly and it’s not even old. Some of the compositions can be interesting but it is ruined as soon as the vocals come in. This album is so full of itself it makes me roll my eyes into the back of my head.
This album was interesting, it was the combination of two very different sounds and cultures but it came together quite nicely. I always love hearing the vocal melodies of other cultures and how they fit them into contemporary music.
That opening song is just beautiful. It made really excited for the rest of the album. While there were moments that maintained this level of beauty I found there were others bordering on folk cliche. Some of it just felt really awkward which is too bad because the highlights on this album are quite superb. I wish I could give it a 3.5.
I imagine that this album ranks pretty high for someone who likes this type of music. Unfortunately, that’s not me. There are some enjoyable parts though, Look At You in particular. I am curious if Queens of the Stone Age cite this band as an inspiration. Aspects of the production are very familiar especially on songs like the Witness. Things like the vocal melody on Traveler remind me a lot of Josh Homme.
I think it was pretty interesting in it’s time but now I have heard bands that do it better, namely, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Also a passage to Bangkok is hilarious, just because it seems clever doesn’t mean it is haha.
Fiona has a very pretty voice, it’s dynamics are at times jaw dropping. Unfortunately that is all I can say that I remember from the album despite listening to it yesterday. I found the actually songs to be quite bland. The instrumentality was forgettable and showed, in my opinion, no uniqueness between songs. I really wanted to like this album but I just found that nothing besides her voice stood out for me.
I enjoyed this one. I feel there are more definitive albums to listen to when it comes to jazz (I could be wrong about this). Regardless this was a very enjoyable listen.
This was really interesting. I have a hard time with Sinatra, I want to like him so. bad. But he can be just too perfect for me that after a few songs of his in a row, his voice starts to get to me. However, this album helped that a little with trading the responsibility of signing. It provided some really interesting moments, especially when the two sang together.
This album was way, way too long. But it was really great, it's clear the influence it has had even today with artists like Thundercat.