Boring slog. Feels like it can't decide between pop and punk, so it does neither.
The master of the ever repetitive sample loop's second outing has a few choice pieces (Right Here, Right Now; The Rockefeller Skank; Praise You), but is otherwise unimpressive.
You would think that a supergroup like this would produce blockbuster albums that shake the very foundations of music. In this case, you would be wrong. Boring, uninspired, and feeling like this was an Adam Sandler version of a music album leaves the listener frantically looking for something, anything - that resembles rock.
Nick Cave doing what he does best - overwrought, melodramatic songs of longing and sinister intentions.
Stripped down doesn't always equate to a better experience, as evinced by this outing from The Cure.
Linkin Park's debut album is a classic by any standard, but it took me a long time to get to that point. Chester's trauma is thinly veiled in most songs, but the raw power and fury that drove him is on full display.
When I started this, I was very much in the mind of "oh great, Morrisey". But the first song blew me away. Then it quickly degenerated into traditional moody whinging from the godfather of Emo.
The breakthrough commercial smash that cemented U2 in the public psyche is marred only by the fact that "With or Without You" was used in the television show Friends.
Didn't know what to expect from these guys, but I was pleasantly surprised. Funky, edgy, alternative music that has a high relisten value.
The Velvet Underground's first album is griity, raw, and unpolished, but hints at greater things to come.
An all-time classic of soft, emotional heart moving music. You just have to be in the right mood for it.
I know the XTC has a cult following and has been very influential in the music industry, but this elicited a heavy 'Meh'.
Springsteen's seminal album tells the tale of people who have been beaten down but refuse to quit. Enjoyable, but you have to be in the mood for it.
One of the best albums of all time. Not Steely Dan's best album, but one of the best.
I wore out more copies of this album as a kid than any other album combined - and it was CDs. One of the greatest albums ever.
Oh man, this one was rough. Nico ( Christa Päffgen) hit it big with the Velvet Underground, but here, she sounds bored and delivers her lyrics by rote recital. This album feels almost forced and mechanical.
I like Bob Dylan - well, the concept of Bob Dylan. His music has been deeply influential and profound, but you really have to a) be from that generation, or b) really enjoy this genre. I like this to a point, but what really sours me on this album is that it's live. I don't know what it is about live albums, but I have a strong aversion to anything live. On the whole, this one is a dud for me.
Le Mis for goths. I kept feeling like I was watching a musical with my ears, and was slightly entertained, but ultimately left feeling bored.
It's Paul Simon. You either like him or you don't.
Reminiscient of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Not my thing, but worth a listen.
It's the Smiths. Whoopie.
While not the biggest sitar fan, this album surprised me as being accessible due to such songs as 'Jumping Jack Flash' and "Light My Fire'. Not for all tastes, but much better than I had anticipated.
I think I would have enjoyed this more if I spoke more foreign languages other than English. Aside from that, this is a solid album.
Love them or hate them, they were effectively the face of British Punk in the 80s. While tough to stomach at times with their raw, unpolished style, this is a seminal album in the history of modern rock.
One of the less entertaining albums by a solid band.
It's gotten better over the years, but I still intensely dislike Nirvana.
This is a great album if you're looking for something to fall asleep to.
Probably the most accessible album by The Who. Almost every song charted, and it's difficult to stop yourself from singing along.
Um, yeah. This is definitely a record.
It's easy to see how this was a bridge between the Beatles and harder rock, but it's still an album I wouldn't actively seek out. Just not my style.
Not a fan of rap, but damn, this is good stuff.
Amazing album from a man who knew how to have fun with his music.
One of the greatest albums of all time by an amazing coterie of blockbuster musicians. Still holds up and blows the mind nearly 50 years later.
Probably the best thing to come from Van Morrison when he was still relevant.
I never thought, in a million years that a band called The Flying Burrito Brothers would produce an album by the name of The Gilded Palace of Sin, or that it would sound like that. This was an adventure in pain tolerance.
Thom York and Radiohead continue to baffle me as to how they make so many albums that people love. I find him and his music tedious, boring ,and painful to sit through.
Beautiful, early punk rock.
So many memories of my childhood are tied up in this album.
I miss the days of when Bad Brains were full of vitriol and righteous anger.
ABBA's final album does not disappoint, with infectious rhythms and catchy hooks that make you want to dance, regardless of your attitude.
Alternately brilliant and bloated, this was the declaration by Elton John that he was here to stay. Excellent album if marred by a couple of clunkers.
The album that defined a genre. A solid album that just doesn't connect well with me.
The socially acceptable Yoko Ono style musician weaves a mystical transcendent album that can easily put anyone to sleep.
In an almost, but not quite passable attempt at an album, Radiohead once again threatens us repeatedly with the potential for a good time, but with every song, they never deliver.
Touted as one of the greatest rap albums of all time. I can see why it's so popular, but not my style.
This one caught me off guard. Definitely one of the founding fathers of the folk/protest movement of the 60s along with Dylan. Surprisingly good stuff.
Amazing album by an amazing guitarist that rose to fame on the back of American blues artists.
Probably the only album I am aware of that every song became a single.
The second outing from the regents of recursion manage to produce one stand out song (Halcyon and on and on). Other than that, this is a snooze fest.
Funkalicious music from the band that made it happen.
Radiohead sucks, and whoever built this list apparently thinks the sun shines out of Thom Yorks ass.
Before today, I never heard a full Deep Purple album. I regret not doing it sooner.
The lat 70s, early 80s were a wild and untamed era of musical experiments, and one of the more interesting ones was Adam and the Ants (fronted by Goodie Two Shoes Adam Ant). This album however is probably best relegated to the late 70s, early 80s.
That Shaft is one bad mother- Only the finest in 1970s blaxploitation cinema soundtracks for Richard Roundtree and Isaac Hayes.
It took me 30 years to come to appreciate this album, but I'm glad that I finally got to a point where I can enjoy it.
Surprisingly solid album that is great for chilling out.
I don't know what to make of this album. It's interesting, but not something that really piques my interest.
While I can see why this is such an influential album, I just can't get past the raging anti-intellectualism strung through this entire album.
Lennon was a not-nice human being, and a hell of a musician. Landmark album you should listen to at least once.
This sounded like it wanted to be a lot of different styles of music, but couldn't make up its mind. They're a competent band, but I've heard these genres before and played better.
I like Elvis' earlier stuff. This felt repetitive and uninspired.
Not my style
Zappa's first outing is just as weird and surreal as one would expect. Unfortunately, advanced knowledge of cultural touchstones prevalent at the time of release are necessary to truly appreciate this album.
You can see where Souixie was getting ready to launch into the stratosphere with this album. While not as polished as later offerings, this is a good introduction.
Wasn't sure what to expect with this album, other than two attractive (mostly) naked women on the cover. Wasn't disappointed.
Yet another album that makes us marvel at the peaks and depths of the music experience.
Mystical hippy dippy music from a band that when they were hot, they were HOT.
Progenitors of Emo show their chops on this mostly mellow, moody outing.
A solid album from an amazing artist.
Whitebread, middle-class honky-tonk-ish music for those who don't want to be offended.
Weird, ethereal, otherworldly, and very mellow.
Maudlin, morose music for the perpetually sad.
I didn't even realize this album had ended. Weird, groovy music that works well as mood music.
These guys may have been cutting edge in the 80s, but by today's standards, this feels way behind the curve.
Not as gripping as "Fear of a Black Planet" but still a good album.
Good, solid hip-hop album from a powerful name in the genre
Another great album from Prince.
While not as entertaining as some of his later works, This is an excellent debut by one of the chillest Punk bands to ever cut a record.
I really like Bob Dylan, but I like him less than I did when I was 16. Still, this is an intense, breakthrough album that forever skewed the rock and roll landscape for the better.
When my wife and I were first married, we were taking a winter road trip across the state (over the Rockies) in a '97 Geo Tracker. We stopped at a large chain retail store and bought a bunch of self-stick insulation tape for the doors to help keep the wind out, and two CDs to listen to. This was one of them, and even though that was one of the most harrowing road trips we ever took, I find perpetual comfort in the fact that every time I listen to this album, I can still feel my wife desperately clinging to my arm as we came down Vail pass with lunatics and psychopaths zipping past us. At the same time, the snow whirled around us so thickly, visibility was only about 10 feet. Good times.
Prodigy getting back to its digital roots. Only the best in digital doots, bweeps, and dial-up connection tones. Infectious as hell, and impossible to not move to. Good stuff from the golden age of rave.
Another enjoyable album from Simon and Garfunkel.
Weird, sometimes fun album whose standout song was featured in the first Shrek movie.
Woof. This is really a bit of a dog of an album.
The first in a long line of incredible music that shaped a generation, and forged new paths in rock and roll. Hard to beat.
Prior to Bruce joining the band, Iron Maiden sounded much more like a 2nd rate bar band. Amazing what a talented singer can do.
Supertramp was one of those bands that had some amazing hits, but the rest of their catalog isn't worth listening to.
Riot Grrrl music from the 90s. Wasn't a fan then, not a fan now.
I think I preferred his political stuff.
I thought I could hack this one. I was wrong.
A weird, almost likable album whose lead singer sounds like he's trying to emulate Peter Gabriel in his prime.
Bjork's debut album is sweet, ethereal, and a lot of fun.
Although much maligned, this is a solid return to form from McCartney.
Mtv had a plan in the 90s to make "hard" sounding bands more "accessible". While not a bad album, it's a little boring.
The stuff that made the radio is great, but the rest of the album just drags it down to mediocre.
I love the concept of Miles Davis, but his music just doesn't do it for me.
Much like the composer Philip Glass, you either have the patience to bear the music out and be rewarded, or you don't and move on to other stuff. I'm moving on.
Not as compelling as I thought it would be.
In high school, I was obsessed with this band. Subsequent releases cured me of that affliction, but this is an amazing album that stands up with time.