Interesting lyrics and good band but just can’t stand his voice and harmonica playing
Great sounds, good songwriting. Great mixing and arrangements.
Really sick one. Cool songs and vibe. Dig the surfy guitars on skidmarks
How many Beatles albums are going to be on this list? This ones pretty good for a Beatles album Their voices are really annoying (not as bad as Dylan) Unpopular opinion-I do not like Norwegian wood Ooh la las on track 3 are the same as school of rock song lol In my life is a good song Despite rating I prefer this to bob dylan
Really loved this album. I have no idea what they’re singing about but the grooves and players are so sick and the arranging is great. The drums and guitar really remind me of early chess blues and junior kimbrough. Al Hasidic terei - cool triple groove Sekou oumarou- sweet guitars Ai tchere bele- reaaally sick guitar grooves
I like daft punk, but not this album. I know it’s their first so it’s gotta make the list, but I think the later stuff (discovery and human after all) is more creative and interesting. I’m typically not excited by electronic/loop based music, but as far as that stuff goes they are probably the best. Really found myself struggling to make it to the end of this one I truly hate anything with a house music feel (Phoenix) There are a couple quintessential daft punk moments (da funk)
I really hate the tones of this album, theres so much high pitched staticky awful noise. The guitars make me want to die. I’m on track two and I want to pull out all my hair. This whole style and vibe of music just doesn’t do it for me. So boring.
I wouldn’t listen to this again, but they put a ton of effort into these arrangements and there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on. There are some crazy synths and cool guitar moments, but the singing is a little underwhelming.
What is there really to say? Some of the best riffs and grooves of all time Track 1 the kick drum thing and guitar break and guitar scratch stuff at the end Guitar noise on settle for nothing is awesome Bullet in your head is so sick, I’ve been sleepin on that one Know your enemy has such a cool guitar intro, Tom morello is the shit Fistful of steel intro is one of the sickest things I’ve ever heard
Kind of feels like a soundtrack. Especially side 2 Art decade has some wild futuristic science-y sounds Gated snare on new career sounds crazy Haven’t read reviews yet but I bet this was negatively reviewed when it was released and positively reviewed in hindsight.
I dig the New York monologue at the top This is gonna be a long one, it’s only track 2 and I’m bored as hell 007? Lol Maybe I’m missing something but I’m not sure how this one made the list
Really similar to the smiths, not bad I kinda liked it but had trouble staying interested
I like the slow tempo and surfy guitars on big black car. Feels like heroine kinda. Acoustic sounds nice on femme fatale Cool bass playing on this tune also I like the songwriting, arranging and instrument sounds on this album. Singing isn’t blowing me away but it’s not awful. Strings are kinda cool Nice sounding reverb on night time Oboe?? Didn’t see that coming I feel like this album is getting increasingly orchestral Oh it’s rock n roll again (til the end of the day) A couple of these songs aren’t available on Spotify
Lol what a coincidence!! The queen is dead! Decent album but the smiths just annoy the hell out of me for some reason. So overrated in my opinion. Giving it a 2 cause there is definitely worse music on this list
This is actually a pretty great album (besides yellow submarine) the songwriting is great Listened on an original mono pressing and noticed a bunch of stuff that I haven’t noticed before on the remasters/digital versions. Taxman and I want to tell you are my favorites, both Harrisons. I guess he’s my fav They sound good on the parlor music type McCartney songs, but it is tough listening to them play rock n roll because they are always just holding on for dear life with the feel/groove
Some good time country songs but the 80’s digital country tones just aren’t the same as the old timey stuff twangy guitars are happening but they sound so thin and lame compared to George Jones records Little rock n roller is a truly horrible song. Sounds like something we would have to play at a wedding Really not digging the twinkly 80’s piano on hillbilly highway Any album with pedal steel is gonna get a decent rating at least. But man everything sounds so bright and digital. I miss the warmth of old 60s country. Surprised but I actually kinda like the synths sounding guitar on fearless heart Really like the last track. Singing is great, mandolin is great
Really cool album, very interesting songwriting. Weird and emotional. Not sure if I’ll revisit this album or not but super well made album
Really weird interesting goofy fun album. Only songs I knew were rock lobster and love shack. Dig the guitar tones and surfy vibe His singing is kinda annoying but totally works for the songs If it were only the gal singer I probably would listen to this more
Cool album! I usually don’t like electronic/dance music much because the tones are too sterile and the songwriting is lazy, but I thought this album was really thoughtful and creative and the tones were nice and warm and sounded like the 70s. Cool synths and drum machines.
Wow, what a great album. Probably my fav radiohead album. Feels a little more like rock n roll than their other stuff, but still uses dynamics well. So many cool details and nuances in all these songs, down to every little guitar effect and layer By far my fav album on this list so far
I really wish I could hear this in context, it’s hard not to listen with modern ears. In 1970 this was probably great but it just sounds so generic to me. The keyboardist sounds very educated It’s hard not to compare any 70’s rock to zeppelin. I’m sure I’m gonna say that a hundred more times over the course of this activity. Child in time hits remind me of Achilles last stand. Really wild journey of a song. I love the insane ending. It sounds like they spliced the final hit. Organs are sick, but the organ-heavy rock sounds so generic and dad-rock. ( granted they were probably some of the first to do it)
Pretty cool and vibe you. I’ve only heard their live in NYC record and I remember liking that one. Off the bat I thought i was gonna like it a lot but by the end I kind of lost interest 3.5
4.7 I love this album. So many great sounds and layers on here. Chaos solo at end of where it’s at is so great Love the steel in sissyneck Great hi hat in readymade Girl from ipanema at the end of readymade?? Lol 😂 Guitar Noise in high 5 so sick, and is that a cuica?? Classic 90s drum sound Classic 90s vocal sound (cake, mike doughty)
good jazz album. Take five and blue rondo are classics. I love Paul desmonds playing, they get into some cool grooves 3.5
If this record was on at ethyls or rocka rolla, I’d be into it. Great background music for a Brooklyn bar. I usually get bored by anything in this genre and this was maybe a little bit more interesting than some. I want to like punk more than I do. Just kinda sounds like mediocre rock n roll
I was pretty bored by the end of this record There are some nice tones and layering and production but ultimately the songwriting is not very interesting and if you’re writing riff-based songs I think you need stronger riffs 2.5
Not sure why this is on here. There’s nothing glaringly awful about this album but it just sounds like stock 70s music to me. I was pretty bored by the end of this one
Really did not enjoy this one. 1.5 bc jimmy page is on track one, but I’m not a fan of anything mickie most produced. Almost every song is about King Arthur or something and they all sound like medieval folk songs. Too much harpsichord for my taste
I love the way Wilco pairs noise with simple folky songwriting. I love Jeff tweedy’s voice and songwriting, this album is right up there with YHF for me.
I think this would be okay background bar music, but I didn’t really enjoy actively listening to it. Not super interesting or memorable but some semi-creative moments and nice guitar feedback. 2.5
Nothing memorable about this album to me. Also apparently the “songwriter” got sued for not giving credit to the actual songwriters and musicians. Lame.
Amazing. Aretha is the best and everything she did with the muscle schoals boys is incredible. Every song is a classic. On the bonus version of chain of fools the baritone guitar is so badass
Killer band!! Loved this one. the strings remind me of chic.
Love this record! David Byrnes has such an interesting approach to songwriting and art, and I’m a fan of the stuff he did with Brian Eno. I like the afrobeat inspired vibe on this record, some really interesting guitar parts.
I was already going to give this a 1 because I hated it so much, but the last song really put it over the top. Both “I want your sex” songs were so creepy.
I could never listen to this again. Really not digging the vibrato, especially in bird girl
Super generic super forgettable
Funny bird is a crazy journey. Delta sun bottleneck stomp sounds like bron-y-aur stomp.
Some ok moments but overall what a drag
Some of these songs are super nostalgic for me, like friend of the devil and truckin. Brokedown palace is cool. I think they write some great songs but the performance is not exciting to me. The vocals are not good
No serious complaints but again not sure why this made the list. Not very excited by anything on this record
The Beach Boys are always such a good time. I love the Phil specter/wrecking crew vibe on this record, the vocals are incredible and the arrangements/instrumentation are so cool.
Objectively I think this is a great album. Champagne supernova is a great song. I would never choose to put this album on but I think it’s really well done and some interesting songwriting.
This is the first music I have a conscious memory of hearing, and I listened to this record pretty much everyday between the ages of 3-10. I can’t even begin to describe how important this record is to me. I could go on and on but this record is absolutely legendary and one of the most important things to ever happen to rock n roll. 10/5
Wasn’t super familiar with this whole album but there are some legendary songs on here. Her playing, singing and songwriting are top tier, she is truly unique and such an important part of American musical history.
I can’t stand music like this. The harmony and arrangements are so convoluted just for the sake of dick-swinging and maybe to mask the shitty songwriting. It tries to be “funky” but without an ounce of soul or feeling. The vocals and lyrics are horrible. Every song was worse than the last. I hope I never have to hear this again.
I’m a fan of Steve winwood, I listened to a lot of traffic and blind faith growing up. He has a great voice/feel and is a great player. There were some really good moments on this album. I enjoyed listening but it wasn’t super memorable for me and idk if I’d listen again
So weird and so interesting. I always appreciate records like this, it’s so wild and unpredictable and keeps you engaged the whole time. The songwriting/production and vocals are strange and unique. Not sure I’ll be listening to this again anytime soon but this was by far one of the most unique and intricate albums on this list so far.
This album was cool, I’ve kind of slept on Elvis Costello. The bass playing is pretty sick on this
Some cool guitar noise and that’s about the only thing I enjoyed about this. The lack of syncopation (or any rhythm other than constant straight 8ths) was just killing me by the end of this record My friend goo is is so stupid lol 1.7
The harmonies are incredible and the playing is great. Nothing wrong with this record at all but I think you kinda get the picture after the first song or two. These guys are great but if I’m gonna listen to white guy harmonies I think I’d prefer the everly brothers. 2-3 idk
I love everything about this record. His voice is amazing, al Jackson’s drumming is great, the horns are so tight and the organ is sweet. And the way it’s recorded is just so warm and beautiful. The only critique I could think of is that the lyrics maybe aren’t the most interesting but who cares!! This record vibes like no other
Kinda cool album but they kinda lost me. The singing/songwriting isn’t super interesting or memorable to me. Love the drums on the first track, buggin, waiting for a Superman, Vocals really remind me of Ryan Adams on spark that bled.
The king! This record sounds so good, it was recorded in RCA studio B in nashville, everything that comes out of that room sounds amazing. I love the reverb on the vocals and the minimalist arrangement on fever. 4.9 because I like the earlier Elvis best
I loved The Who when I was a kid so it’s tough to rate, but if I’m gonna listen to British rock it’s gonna be Led Zeppelin or the stones. Some of these songs are nostalgic and cool. Not a big fan of the bo diddley cover.
Never heard this record and surprised it’s on this list considering the rest of her career/discography. I’ve never been a huge fan of her voice, but I like some things she’s done, like grievous angel and some of the other stuff with gram parsons. Some of her live stuff is kind of cool. Bruce Springsteen and his wife sing backup on track 4 of this record. 2.7? I wouldn’t listen again
What a bizarre record. if they left out all the vocals I would give this a higher rating, but they’re so weird and bad it ruins the droney noise vibe, which actually could be kind of cool. I honestly thought I was going to have a worse time listening to this than I did. There are some cool noises and I kind of liked the piano piece. 1.7
Fun album, but everything in this album is recycled. All the best moments IMO are either samples or covers (bob marley, Roberta flack etc.) some of the skits are funny and the hold em fold em sample in cowboys is hilarious.
So great, Nile and Bernard are legends and all the players are top notch. The strings are iconic. 4.5 cause I don’t love the ballads and I think there are better chic records
These songs all sounded like sloppy scratch demos to me, the playing is terrible and nobody took the time or effort to produce or write parts. All the guitar is just power chords and the drumming sucks and I don’t think the songwriting is interesting enough to cover that up
This album was bizarre and cool, I like the loud guitar noise. The last song’s guitar parts are so unhinged. Washer and the last song are my favorite I think. I really enjoyed it but not sure if I’ll listen to it again. 3.5 I think?
I know she is a good songwriter and this record is very masterfully done but I really wasn’t moved or excited by anything on this. It’s hard for me to get excited about any music that sounds this polished.
A classic. Breakdown is my fav TP song
One of my favs! Charlie byrds playing is really cool on this. Probably my fav of the 60’s American bossa crossover. A perfect record!
More stock British rock, not really into it
What a cool record. It just got better and better. Fav song was leaving the table, I love the guitar in that one. Sounds like ry cooder. Huge fan of the string outro. I love when records have themes like that. 4.7