Don't have album, but 9 of the 12 tracks are on The Essential Simon & Garfunkel ("Overs" as a live version). Leaves me a bit cold - prefer cover versions of songs.
Good album, but an example of how CDs encouraged overlong albums.
Hadn't listened to this in ages... and it's better than I remembered. Original CD, not the 2015 remaster.
Funnily enough I listened to this yesterday evening as it seemed highly appropriate.
Still great to listen to 37 years on.
Smooth chipmunk soul hip-hop
Solid punk pop
Listened to this a lot when it first came put, but now it disappoints me - too much of it is unfocused and meandering. The earlier compilation "Anokha – Soundz of the Asian Underground" that Talvin Singh put out does stand the test of time however.
20 years on, it's still good but not entirely gripping.
Certified classic hits from the bong.
"hot mix of P-funk, disco, acid frequencies, and hip-hop-style sampling... club bricolage; immediately brand new and yet utterly retro" according to the book, and who am I to disagree?. Still sounds great 25 years on, but as I recalled maybe a bit too long, and would be improved by dumping a few weaker tracks.
Lady Soul indeed.
Unlike a mole, I still like this one.
Some absolute ★★★★★ classics, but not the same level of consistency across the whole album.
Still a classic 25 years on.
Can't believe some of the scores here... The 'Apple Jam' tracks are a novelty bonus, and I'm not considering them in my score. The main album is 18 tracks and 76 minutes of quality tunage. No question that it's five stars from me.
I can hear why people are making the Talking Heads comparisons for this album. Could doing with tighter editing of some tracks and too long overall but a solid four stars.
Most of this album is absolutely superb and ★★★★★. The near 14 minute Sex Machine, however, is a grind... and not in a good way.
Was able to listen to this again without thinking about everything good and (very) bad that came after. It was clear that Amy was a real talent, and I was looking forward to much more from her. A good album, but not a great one.
Listened to this with Popscene as an aperitif. I was one of the many who overlooked this when it was first released. A big leap from its predecessor Leisure, and the first of Blur's four great albums.
Sometimes one is exactly the right number of notes for a guitar solo. The start of something special with Crazy Horse, and some absolute classics that set a template for Neil Young and *many* other bands. So good, I listened to it twice in a row :)
I found this one difficult to get into on first release - I'd loved Homogenic and this was an abrupt turn. Over time I've grown to love it and all its quiet intricacies. It's one to be actively listened to (not background music) and when I'm in the right mood it's magnificent. Hovering between 4 and 5 stars... and I'm in the right mood for it today.
Great, but not at the same peak as the two albums before and the one after. Sombre in places, and need to be in the right mood for it. There are perhaps some similarities to Goats Head Soup in style and stature.
The braggadocio can get tiring and the skits are very skippable, but the music never disappoints. The start of a whole new era (for better and worse).
Thought this was going to be a 4 before listening to it again today, especially after Darklands proved to be plodding in places 35 years on. But this sounds just as sharp as it did when I bought it on release. A superb blend of the most basic elements, and I should listen to it more often.
A smooth subtle and subtle album with interludes that integrate rather than irritate. Good to chill out to. This all makes for a pleasant cruise down the runway, but somehow it never quite takes off...
Proper rock songs and yet no sellout on the major label debut. Hit 'em where it hurts Tell it like it is Yeah
A very good start but not quite a great album for me. Led Zeppelin seem to be overrepresented in the 1001, this is one I would have dropped. But 4 stars nevertheless.
I remembered that it took a while to get into at the time... and it was the same again having not listened to it for a few years, so had to listen three times to be sure. Complex and admirable, but not always engaging. A very good album nevertheless and worth spending time to appreciate.
Supremely lovable (and best heard on headphones in mono).
I listen to this one less often than his earlier two albums... and in part that's because (for me) it's not as great as those two. The best songs really work with the intimate one take nature of the recordings, but there's a few that only ever sound like demos that need more work.
Rough and ready acoustic punk, and who could fail to love xylophone solos.
Cannot believe that this superb album currently has an average review score under 4! Looking at the low score reviews makes me think that there is something seriously wrong with some of the people using this website >:[ I've loved this album for more than 30 years, and it was a pleasure to have an excuse to listen to it again. It's the third in a hot streak of four albums that will all get 5 stars from me, and probably the most varied. The remastered edition released in 2015 is well worth buying, even if you have an earlier version.