10 tracks in: Really cool sound n great to hear the classics (sabotage). Some of the tracks are a bit of a slog just because they sound similar, but that qtip feature fit perfect w this sound n woke me up. Feel like this album is better in pieces than all at once. Finished + next day: it’s a really cool sound but everything I said above pretty much stands. Way too many instrumental tracks/interludes but did break up the songs nice
Just not very interesting to me, I’m being harsh with the ratings since I know most of these are classics. Imagine is a good song but a bit simplistic in its approach and a lot of the rest of this album feels the same. Couple decent bangers in between, liked oh my love a lot.
Short album but long songs, I’m not a big jazz guy but really liked the vibe on this one. Just jamming out w some great music, good for particular moods but don’t think I can revisit this one that much. Shows how great Miles Davis is that this albums still holds up
Amazing sound, loved how the songs flowed together. Production is insane on this thing, as someone who’s never heard the band this made me want to listen to the rest of their discography. Not as much a fan of the “pop” songs on this, but theyre still really solid.
Just good classic punk rock, couple hidden bangers on this thing that you wouldn’t know about until you fully listened through. Will say I think the slower songs are much better, lot of the other songs come off a bit generic punk rock (even for the time). Overall solid but really wanted more from this, disappointing, don’t think I’m revisiting 70% of the songs ever again but they are solid
Classic west coast hip hop, one of the most influential groups in hip hop history. The production on this is insane (in the membrane), all the songs flows well together. It’s a perfect balance of funky but still charged. I think the first half is much stronger vs the later tracks, might be because the delivery gets old after a while. Not the best album to listen all the way through each time but when you break it down this is just a classic.
This is my first time hearing the Smiths, and I can see what all the hype is about. Very cohesive album with amazing storytelling, great production, and a lot of interesting concepts I’ll need to relisten to fully digest. I think there’s potential for more variety in sound, think a couple songs with more energy would do it justice, but really fucked with the vibes on this thing (maybe not as depressed as the smiths are though)
The songwriting, the storytelling, this album is written so well that you don’t even notice the production expertly tuning itself to the mood of each track. Sorry if that sounds like I’m auditioning to be a music critic snob, but I really loved this thing. First time listening to it (I actually got Meat is Murder exactly before this so got really good context on the Smiths) and I’m going to need to listen to it a lot. Don’t think there’s anything I would change. I can see the influence in some modern artists I listen to and it makes sense why I fuck with this one too. Great fucking album
Was excited when I recognized the first song, but my introduction to The Vurve is underwhelming to say the least. Most the tracks have the same tempo, the lyrics are dull and lack emotion, and the production is mediocre at best. Add on the fact each song is 3x longer than it should be and I can’t say there’s any reason to revisit this thing. Stick to Bitter Sweet Symphony and throw the rest out.
Just good chill jams. Nothing to crazy and the songs may be too similar at times, but just was an enjoyable listen, especially at sunset. Not sure if would play too much again but it’s music for a specific mood
Great production on this thing, but the grungy sameness of every track gets boring really quick. Lyrics leave more to be desired, should of been an amp-up album but instead just made me bored. This has never been my genre, but I’ve heard far better executions
Beautiful singing and great songwriting made this a really enjoyable listen. The songs do seem to blend together at times but the storytelling throughout makes it a compelling listen. Definitely need to listen to a few more times. Usually not my type of music as I like having a couple songs with more energy but I can see the draw of this project. Rating a bit harsher as I’m comparing it to the rest of these 1000 albums
This album is WAY too long. Interesting production and liked certain songs but the bad ones are the longest. Interludes are okay but don’t do anything to break up the flow. Was happy to listen to my first no vocals album on the list but this isn’t it, there’s way better executions of this same idea out there.
I saw this cover of this album and thought Itd just be another typical country album, but I was definitely wrong. The storytelling and lyrics on this are some of the best I’ve heard, I could picture in my head the exact scenarios the various characters throughout are going through in very vivid detail. That being said, a lot of the album sounds pretty same-ish and it got grating to listen to all the way through (until Prine beautifully sung another witty one-liner). This is definitely a project where you pick your favorites and forget those ones that don’t resonate with you. All that said, super enjoyable listen and might have to give the rest of his discography a try.
Really solid project throughout, I’ve loved Cee Lo since I was a kid but never listened to his older stuff. Not exactly innovative or pushing the boundaries but the swagger and soul in this thing make it worth adding to your playlists (some songs more than others)
This album is EXTREMELY 90s, maybe too much so at times. But definitely got some bangers in between the more generic ones. Vocals and lyrics were great, carried most of this project. Not much else to say, it’s good for what it is, and I really respect it for that. Will be adding those first couple tracks to my playlists, easily stronger vs the rest of it.
Put this album on while studying and absolutely BLAZED THROUGH my work. Not usually a big jazz guy but this album is just banger after banger. Wish it was a bit longer, some songs end too fast while others could be stronger, but had a really great time with this project
Cannot feel the energy on this one. Just do not like the main singers voice, production isn’t good enough to carry it, but definitely respect it if someone likes this. Not my kind of music and I’ve heard better
Enjoyable listen but a lot of ups and downs. Some songs are absolute BANGERS that make you feel invincible while others are below average breakup songs. Not a big fan of the interludes as well, think the album as a whole could be structured better. All that said, great vocals and will definitely add some songs to my playlists (but won’t listen to this album in full ever again)
Enjoyable but nothing that stood out to me. Just solid jams n good production, but the sameness of a lot of the songs made it boring to listen to in one sitting. Great in parts but could of been way better.
Enjoyed listening to this project, Rod has got a great voice, but the lack of variety and risk taking starts to drain on you when listening through it all. I wish this project had more going for it, but everything I hear here has been done better somewhere else. Best bet is to pick a couple good songs and never listen to the whole thing again.
Just a boring listen. Nothing stood out, no particular feature was amazing, reminded me of the music companys play for you while on hold. Not sure why this albums on the list, I’ve heard WAY better electronic production.
THE KING OF THE BLUES! This is a certified classic, its as amazing as an old blues album can be. The swagger of King, the instruments/production, and the banter between songs makes for such an amazing listen. I don’t normally listen to blues but this album might convert me into a mega fan.
Couple enjoyable moments, but unfortunately this thing is a mess. Love the jazz/rock combinations, but most of the album is just mediocre and a chore to get through. The energy Cooper brings and some great riffs make this project worth a listen but don't think I'll be revisiting most of the songs on this one.
Really great project all around. Loved the vocals, the production matched each song's message/vibe perfectly, and overall just enjoyed listening to this thing. That being said, there wasn't a lot of songs that stood out to me, especially near the end of the album. This album's floor is really high, but it's ceiling is pretty low. Just good n fun punk, and there's nothing wrong with that
The album started really strong but fell down fast. Most of the songs are way too repetitive and long with OK production, but the concept/ideas are interesting. Still, didn’t exactly hate the rest of the album, most of it was just mediocre. This is the type of album where you save the first couple songs and never listen to the rest again (which is an hour and a half!)
This thing fuckin rocks. Slash was my favorite guitarist as a kid and this project has him at his absolute best. The classic hits are great, but some of the lesser known songs are bops too. I just had a lot of fun listening to this and pumped me up to get shit done. Definitely parts of it could be better, but they’re far and few between and the good outweighs the bad.
Really interesting indie sound that makes for good background music, but does stretch out too long in many songs. Hard to analyze lyrics in a different language but vocals were well made and well mixed. Nothing too earth shattering but an enjoyable listen overall.
Sick lyrics, cool as ice blues riffs and insane flutes solos are just some of the experimental and entertaining aspects of this project. Never heard of Jethro still until now and I’m definitely a fan, this thing fucking rocks and was a great listen throughout. That being said, some of the directions certain songs go didn’t seem to work for me, but when it works, it works perfectly. Besides “My God”, one of my favorites on the album, the middle section of the project does lack behind and prevents me enough from a 5. Very strong 4, an absolute essential listen
Classic Johnny Cash live, you can’t go wrong. Never heard San Quentin before, liked it once and loved it a second time. Absolutely great listen whether it’s your first or tenth time listening to Cash
Phenomenal vibes, was a great listen throughout from an artist I’ve never heard of until now surprisingly. Not great enough overall to get a 5/5 from me, but not really any weaknesses I can point to as reason why. Just a great project that’s enjoyable throughout that I feel is lacking something more to make it perfect. Highly recommend
The songs everyone knows on this album are absolute bangers but the rest of the project is solid as well. Some songs go on for too long, some could just be better, and the album as a whole could have more tracks total. Enjoyed jamming this thing out but it’s really rough around the edges. Worth the listen!
Never heard of this band before and was pleasantly surprised. Sounds like an epic background soundtrack for a drama movie; you can feel the emotion in every chord even though you can’t understand a word of it. That being said, a lot of this project does drag on and feels pretentious at times. Really cool for what it is but what it is is just background music. All being said, worth a listen, especially while working
FUNKY, FRESH, and an absolute CLASSIC. Happy to listen through this album again, it's good vibes every time. Rest in peace Phife, modern day masterpiece.
Really interesting fusion of a bunch of different genres, but personally just didn't stick the landing for me. Some songs are pretty solid (liked the intro track a lot) while most others just feel all over the place. Appreciate what this project is going for but I think it could have flowed together a lot smoother.
Great singing with outstanding instrumentation around him making this a really fun listen. I haven't listened to much 50s music so this was a welcome introduction. That being said, it's nothing too special; I've heard more interesting and arguably better sung albums in the same style. Worth a listen but not strong enough to put in heavy rotation
I feel like this album will really grow on me. I’ve heard of Nick Cave before but have never given any of his music a try but he’s definitely pique my interest. Lot of the songs go too long and the whole project is very rough around the edges but the good parts made the album a good listen throughout. The features especially were highlights to me. Worth a listen (and if you don’t like the first 10 minutes just skip it because it’ll be the same the rest of the way)
Classic pop-punk-rock Green Day jams, a bit cheesy/repetitive at times but you can't deny this thing BANGS. Think the ending tracks weren't as strong as the rest of the album but awesome listen throughout.
Tried to listen through it all but almost 70 similar sounding songs gets grading, ended up skimming through to find the good stuff and skip the duds (and was happier for it). Not worth a full listen but definitely gonna save a couple songs off this thing
honestly it’s just mid modern r&b. the singing is good, but most the songs sound the same n it gets boring. frontline is a certified banger but album gets worse as you go on
Long time gorillaz fan but never gave the debut a full listen through. The popular tracks are obviously bangers but the less known ones are also well produced catchy bops. Not perfect by any means but great listening throughout
Good jams n great vocals, a lot of the album started to sound the same as I went however. Got boring at points and too crazy at others, but OK project overall.