Don’t forget about me is my favorite
It was fine. Sleepy time music maybe except for the hit. The girls voice isn’t great
First of all, why is it called rainy day woman? I like how it feels like it was recorded all together. Maybe I don’t like harmonica anymore? Oof these songs are long. I know his lyrics are meaningful and sometimes political but I have a hard time following the story. He sounds like he has a crazy speaking accent who even says the vowel a like that? Stuck inside of mobile is my favorite. This whole exercise sucked. Next album please
I rated this and somehow it went away. Blah. These songs seem so familiar but then if I was at a bar, I don’t think I’d be able to identify them. I liked Walt Whitmans niece the best
I freaking had so much listening to this. Automatic is a fucking banger. The whole album made me want to go to ethyls.
The melodies are so pleasant. It’s funny that when it came it out, it was rock n roll and now I would categorize it as easy listening. It’s also funny that some songs are 2 mins. I think I looking through you is the best.
This is actually really cool. I think I would enjoy this live. The one thing that makes it not 5 stars for me is the different language. So much of music for me is the lyrics so I really want to hear what they are saying. I really like the call and response type lyrics. My favorite is Sekou Oumarou
This was hard to listen to. If I’m on drugs, I can see why this would be fun. But listening to this album not in a club is kinda ridiculous. Maybe for working out? Just not my cup of tea.
I have a hard time with apathetic singing. I briefly poked at the remastered version and it sounds way better which is an experiment I’ve never partook in before. Would not listen to this album again.
What the hell is going on with the vocals? I fucking hate this album cover as well. I actually like the music but the vocals ruin it for me. Tempo change in motorcade is cool. I want to hate this more than I do.
They have so many good guitar licks. I’m also so amped on the fuck the system vibes. He doubles vocals and in general he is able to crate dynamics in his rapping which is super cool. Overall I love this album but I don’t know why I won’t give it 5.
I think this music is cool but definitely not my cup of tea. I don’t even mind that there aren’t any vocals but house music has never been exciting for me. It did feel like the longest hour of my life.
I actually liked this. I don't think I would listen again but it was groovy and I kinda liked the low vocals.
I loved this. Its like OG emo. My favorite was "You Can't Have Me". The drums on that track were awesome.
Woah! I think this is the shortest album. So many people like the smiths. Hayley even played it on her podcast. Dislike track #1. His vocals get annoying. The lyrics are really great but I think there’s times where the singing is more like melodic spoken word instead of singing.
So I feel like this album is a good Beatles album for me to listen to because I’m not familiar with the majority of the songs. The melodies are really beautiful especially in “I’m only sleeping”. Lyrically, I just don’t connect. Also, I think the mood of each song is so similar that the sad songs don’t seem so sad.
Guitar town? Oof. Bad name. This reminds me of kidsalong. This was hard for me to get through but I didn’t HATE anything.
Tori Amos is before my time and though I usually like to uplift women in music, her voice and her intonation are annoying to me. I kept thinking Alanis can do this better. Cool line “ so you can make me come. It doesn’t make you Jesus”. The whole thing sounds like a musical. Not in a good way.
This is why I love the excercise we are doing because all I know by B-52s is love shack and I don’t particularly care for that song. His voice is annoying and I’m not sure why he was like “yeah I can be the singer”. Her voice is cool though. So much attitude. Especially on Dance This Mess Around. It reminded me of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Their lyrics are stupid.
Wrap it up is so strange and I like it a lot. Fuck yeah. I was dancing down the street to Sweet Dreams. I really never got sick of this. It’s weird. It’s dancy. Good for them.
Oh hell yeah. This is my favorite Radiohead album. I also think it would be one of the 5 albums I bring with me on a desert island. Thom Yorke's singing has always reminded me of a shy, broken man singing. It sounds like an introvert was singing. His lyrics are so simple and I always think there is so much power in that. Because single lines can resonate with anyone. The songs are about nothing and everything all at once. The band uses space and dynamics in a way that I believe can't be compared to another band. I also think it's one of the best-mixed albums I've ever heard. Top 3 favorite songs: There isn't one bad song on this so here are my three favorites. Fake Plastic Trees- the verse lyrics don't even make total sense to me but the chorus is so beautiful. THEN when the band comes in hard after the second chorus...the build-up...makes the song so heartbreaking. Just- The lyrics in this song are SO GREAT. I never know if he's talking about himself or someone else...and I love that. I have to write a song like that. The different guitar noises are so cool. Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was- This hurts my heart every time I listen to it. Maybe one of the best break-up songs ever written. Favorite Lyrics: "You broke another mirror. You're turning into something you are not." - High and Dry “She says she’d love to come help but the sea would electrocute us all.”- (Nice Dream) “Can’t get the stink off. He’s been hanging ‘round for days” - Just “You are so pretty when you’re on your knees. Disinfected and eager to please” - Sulk Honorable Mentions: - The guitar at the end of The Bends - The change of feel in My Iron Lung
I loved this. True rock. Child in Time is quite the journey. Would def listen again.
Every song seems like a song that’s not even close to being done. Her vocals seem like placeholders and instrumental sections go on for too long with not enough change.
I’ve never listened to Beck before and I really enjoyed this. I would have given this a 5 had I understood his lyrics a bit more. Some parts really reminded me of RHCP which is not a good thing because I’m always like…what are they talking about
This made me fall asleep. I would love to listen to this live but not a recording.
I didn’t like this.
I love this album. I don’t care what you say, Karl. Tighten Up is my favorite. “Livin just to keep going. Going just to keep sane.” Ugh love it. The mood of this is so sad and beautiful.
This felt like an album of b sides.
I liked the music for the first few songs but his voice is rough. Reminds me of a church singer. I got tired of it by the end but it was a short album. Favorite song was season of the witch
I loved this. Sad and beautiful. Lyrics are great. Definitely going to listen to again.
I actually enjoyed this. I liked she’s so loose the best. Don’t think I need to hear anything again.
I wasn’t insulted by this but that’s all I can say.
Jeez she makes singing seem easy. Best vocal performance (and also one of my all time favorite ballads) is Ain’t No Way. What I wouldn’t give to hang out with her for a day.
I listened to this twice. I could listen to this once a day for a whole month. Presente!
This album is anxiety inducing. I hated everything. I can’t believe this was allowed to be released much less hailed to be an incredible album.
I read a comment that said “If you don’t like this album you are homophobic”. People are so funny. I love this. I love his voice. I love the background vocals. I love the snare. I love the reverb on everything. It’s sexy as hell. I would have liked a different ending on I want your sex. Loved bis performance on Kissing a Fool.
I feel like I’m listening to a ghost sing. I think there are good lyrics in there but I can’t parse them out because of the delivery.
Maybe I just don’t like most British male-fronted bands? I’ve already forgotten this whole album
His voice kinda sounds like the Death Cab guy. There are specific parts I like but for the most part, the lyrics aren’t great. Endlessly definitely rips off Silent Night.
This just got worse and worse in my opinion. Couldn’t wait for this to be over
My favorite was Brokedown Palace. I enjoyed it but I don’t understand why they have such a crazy following. A lot of the songs remind me of church songs.
Okay. Hear me out. I think everything is great about this album except his vocals. I think they’ve got some great lyrics and I love the songs. Someone else has just gotta sing them. I especially liked Lend’s Some Dough.
The Beach Boys are so fun to listen to. It’s sounds wholesome even when songs are about some unwholesome topics.
It's really hard to get past his voice. I also hate almost every drum fill.
I really enjoyed it especially the more experimental moments. I don’t need to listen again
Somehow all my notes got lost from this but I listened to this album 4 times. What a masterpiece.
I enjoyed a lot of this. A lot of the writing reminded me of Billy Joel.
I liked this though I got bored at the end. I like the production of the album.
10 out of 10 for weirdness. I am always amazed when an artist puts out something like this. Its a ton of drama.
This was fine. No song really got me going. Really well done though.
I don’t know why people think they can be singers. It was good when there was no singing
Why would you release a record with 12 of the same songs?
If I had a wedding song, Let’s Stay Together would have been on a short list. He’s voice is so cool. And look at that album cover. Only criticism is I feel like the ends of all of the songs could be a bit more intentional.
Why does he write about bugs so much? I don’t think he has any business being a singer or a songwriter. Some of the songs are cool. I like the observer and the gash
So freaking good. I could listen to his voice forever
I really enjoyed this album. I had only ever heard BSS before. I really liked The Rolling People.
This was a lot of fun to listen to. Some of these songs I know but I didn’t know they were by The Who.
To listen to this was a big ask. No thank you
I laughed out loud when that scream happened. I wasn’t offended by this until he started singing Jennifer. That’s not how you say that name. I’m so not into this album.
I really like this album but I just can’t get down with the racist shit.
I really enjoyed listening to this and disco is so fun to dance to. Negative points for not knowing when to end a song.
This was like listening to someone do a shitty open mic set. No thanks
THE DRAMA. I love it. I added Washer to a playlist of mine. Maybe I should try and write spoken word. I enjoy this more than Mewithoutyou.
Positives: I like champagne and no body no crime. I think they both tell a cohesive story and don’t think she uses her usual magic tricks on these. Or at least these two songs are different enough that she isn’t leaning on them exclusively. I also love a mid-song pronoun change. Criticism/thoughts: Red is her best album and I hope it will come up during this project. In general, I think Taylor swifts main magic trick is writing lyrics that are specific in a song that also contains broad lyrics. Her lyrics that are super specific make you feel like you are reading her diary, which makes listening feel a bit wicked or illicit. Then she hits you with a broad lyric that anyone can relate to it. Inevitably, your reaction is “I can’t believe she gave me that glimpse into her life.” And then “wow she’s just like me”. For example in 'tis the season, she gives us a personal lyric "I parkеd my car right between the Methodist. And thе school that used to be ours" then follows it up with something that could apply to anyone "You can run, but only so far I escaped it too, remember how you watched me leave." This juxtaposition is all over the album and I think that's why they call her a lyrical genius.
Well, that went by fast. None of the songs are memorable and honestly, I can't believe American Girl even is a hit.
I don’t know.
I’m really hating British rock
What a beautiful album. It’s moody and honest. Leaving the Table is my favorite lyrically. I’ll be listening to this over and over again.
Oof I did not like this. I thought he was also saying No Xmas for Donkeys.
This was okay. I feel like many of the songs had great rhymes but at the expense of the song’s theme. I had a hard time understanding what certain songs were about. I liked 4th Chamber and Shadowboxin’ the best.
I almost gave this a 4 before I was violently offended by the Billie Jean cover. Otherwise I enjoyed listening but don’t need to hear it again
Part 1- loved it. Part 2a- not my fave Part2 b and c- they were fine. What was with all of the huffing and puffing throughout.