Review #1 of 1001 Grooves 5/5 Vocals 3/5 Lyrics 5/5 Motown, 1970s Mayfield sheds light on a persistent struggle for people of color and the working class in general. Content as relevant nearly 50 years later as when this album originally released in the 70s. Impeccable instrumental funk vibes, the vocal style isn't my favorite, but has some high points. Favorite song was Blue Monday People. The album grew on me as it progressed, overall enjoyable listen. 3.5/5 Album art is very evocative, elevates the album as a whole to a solid 4/5 for me. Looking forward to hearing more in the soul/funk genre.
Review #2 of 1001 Creedence Clearwater Revival is easily one of the most influential and talented bands of the 20th Century, and one of the most ubiquitous of what I'm calling the "Woodstock Rock" era of music. This album was incredible. 5/5
Review #3 of 1001. Impeccable memes, immaculate vibes, incredible musicianship. Was skeptical of this one going in, but it may be my favorite album so far. Favorite song: Friend Zone
Review #4 of 1001 Supremely talented group, pioneers of hip hop. This is not my favorite genre of music, but I can appreciate The Roots for the talent they possess and some of the experimentation they add in to this album. I enjoyed this. 4/5
Review #5 of 1001 3/5 This one was slightly disappointing if I'm honest. This album moves a bit too slow for my taste. This band was extremely talented in their day, but I found myself just waiting for this album to end. Favorite song: I Ain't Got Nothin'
Simply beautiful. Not much else to say about this one. 5/5
This one wasn't it for me. Some good moments in there, Suedehead was pretty good I guess. 2/5
This album was decent. Nothing memorable for me here, but not bad. 3/5
This wasn't a great live album. I like Thin Lizzy but I didn't enjoy this.
This album was good, but it loses points because Elvis does not have an enjoyable singing voice. It is very grating at times. 3/5
This one is unremarkable. I understand why it's here, a few of these songs are absolutely synonymous with the first decade of the 2000s. For me, even those hits are a bit of a snooze. 2/5
A fan of Dolly and a few of her songs, but this album was just okay. Great harmonies, but overstays its welcome.
Immediate nostalgia when Saturday Night hit. Otherwise, a decent album, if uneventful. 3/5
I can appreciate what's going on in this album. Pretty fun at times, and what isn't fun is fine. Really enjoy some of the more prog and experimental elements. 4/5
This one was garbage. 1/5
This one is fine, some interesting things happening but mostly just mediocre. 2/5
This one felt like listening to the same song for 40 minutes. Pleasant but exceedingly mediocre. 2/5
I can dig this one. Feels pretty repetitive at times, but overall, enjoyable. So much talent here. 4/5
There is absolutely no way this album was given to me randomly the day after Queen Elizabeth died. Anyway, the album is fine I guess. Not really my thing. 3/5
This album feels like just an eclectic collection of sounds, but it's somehow still cohesive. The music theory as a whole escapes me but this album just feels overly complex in a good way. 4/5
I had a decent time with this one. Love the vibraphone, but much of the album fell pretty flat for me. No real complaints, but not something I'm eager to revisit. 3/5
In truth, this is my first time listening to Thriller from cover to cover. Is there a more iconic three-song run in an album than Thriller, into Beat It, into Billie Jean? I went into this album with high expectations, and even the songs I was not already familiar with were awesome. This is the easiest 5-star rating I've given so far.
This album is an absolute mess, but it's entertaining. 3/5
I listened to this while working, and I have to say, it's great for that purpose. Honestly a really enjoyable album for me, but I love the atmospheric instrumental stuff. Solid 4/5.
This album was solid. Very different feel from Seventh Tree, the first Goldfrapp album I listened to for this project. I didn't like that one very much, but this one has an electronic atmosphere that works for me. 3/5
Separating the art from the artist, this was just okay. 3/5
This was quite good. I can't bring myself to give it a 5, but I also can't help but feel like this band influenced so much of my favorite music from the 90s and 00s. Pretty good! 4/5
This was a massive hit of nostalgia, and it still bangs. 4/5
Did not enjoy this one much, but it wasn't offensive. 2/5
This is a fantastic album. As my first Radiohead album on this journey (#30 overall), I really enjoyed this. I'm interested to see how OK Computer stacks up, as that album's reputation is well-known around here. Amnesiac was a solid 4/5.
I enjoyed this album quite a bit. Love Deep Purple, no matter how many times I hear Smoke on the Water. 4/5
I had a hard time listening to this one. I can feel the anguish here, and I did not enjoy this. It was too one-note for me, but I can appreciate what's happening here. 2/5
I wasn't a fan of this.
This album is great. Sure, it's dated, but there is a lot of great stuff here. Great harmonies, great guitar work. I enjoyed this one.
Fantastic album, so vibrant and so energetic. The swing is so good, can't ask for much more here. 5/5
This album just isn't very good. Sweet Dreams, on its own, somehow managed to capture the era in a way that few can match. Everything else just feels generic or out of place. 2/5
I really enjoyed this album, though it did grow a bit stale. 4/5
It was interesting but I didn't particularly enjoy it all that much.
This is a good album but it overstays its welcome. 3/5
I enjoyed this, it's quite good. 4/5
I typically like a lot of electronica but most of this album just felt like random noise. I didn't enjoy it. 2/5
This one was so smooth, really enjoyable listen. Has a timeless feel but still transports me back to the 60s with that reverb on the guitars.
Honestly this album was a vibe. Not a 5/5, but quite enjoyable.