Really good, would listen again for fun.
Great stuff - never heard of it before.
Not my thing.
Good stuff, definitely worth a listen. Perhaps not one of Springsteen's most memorable albums, though.
Some interesting bits, but couldn’t keep me entertained enough for the whole album.
Great stuff. My first impression was that newer Dylan would be forgettable, but this has some great stuff on it.
OK, I have to give it up to him... pretty good songwriting and memorable melodies. Enjoyed this way more than I expected, while being just as startled by Rednecks as everyone else. Worth a listen!
Cool new discovery! Had a hard time listening at one time, but enjoyed the whole thing. Would go back to a few songs.
It's fine, but nothing special. Had never given it a fair listen and am happy I did now, but happy to move to other things, too.
A classic.. I’ll have to go back to appreciate it fully.
I didn’t need to listen to this. Every Arctic Monkeys song sounds the same.
Not my favorite Pink Floyd album, but it’s still Pink Floyd.
Didn’t know this existed but happy I was made aware… Seems like they’ve been influential but that also doesn’t mean I enjoyed this enough to go back and listen again.
What is there to say? Even as someone who vaguely enjoys Metallica, I would've never sat down and listened to this front to back but happy I did.
Still feel like the only Doors songs that I enjoy are the ones I already know. Love Her Madly? Yes. A whole album? No.
Love it. Perfect.
This was a blast. I don't know if I have ever listened to a whole Johnny Cash record before and I'm happy I did.. such a fun discovery through this.
Had never heard of this, so was happy to have a new discovery after a few days of well-known albums. It was entertaining, but nothing extraordinary. Hard to move past the burrito names, though...
Found some new (for me) solid Motorhead songs. Looking forward to some studio albums.
Always a good idea.
Can’t believe I had never heard of her? I can tell she’s been an important influence, but also not really my cup to tea.
Nothing to say here. Masterpiece.
I mean, it's not bad, but there is no variation and not my vibe. Sounds like 40 minutes of the same mediocre song.
I can't help but compare Cohen to Dylan and I just love Dylan way more. Happy to have heard this and definitely need to go back to it again.
It's fine, but it'll never be my jam.
I admit that I skipped through this... I can't listen to an hour of Kid Rock. I'm sure he did his best and I'll give it to him, Bawitdaba kind of slaps.
Slightly disappointed that this just seems to fall in the "Britpop" where things seem to be pretty monotonous. I was looking forward to this listen, but happy to move on.
Some really strong songs, but didn’t blow my socks off as an album. But it’s still Elvis Costello.
What an album. Loved it.
I don’t know what I was thinking, but I was expecting something else from the Yardbirds. It’s cool, but doesn’t stand out from anything else in the era.
Can't get into it.
Just beautiful every time.
While I don't mind Thin Lizzy, I really wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. Way better than expected... I guess I never realized they had so many great songs.
What did I just listen to? Loved it.
Love the Beastie Boys and am ashamed I have never listened to this straight through. I suppose I prefer listening to singular songs as opposed to albums when it comes to them. Still enjoyed this thoroughly.
I admit that I had never even heard of Scott Walker. Interesting listen, for sure.
As most of the other reviews, strange to have a compilation on the list. Also, I would've maybe enjoyed this when it came out, but just not my thing nowadays. Two stars because it is better than Kid Rock without a doubt.
After hearing about Edgar Wright's movie on Sparks, I kept meaning to check them out and never got to it. Boy, this blew me away in a bizarrely delightful way. Happy to hand out my first 5-star review that isn't to one my tried-and-true classics.
First Joni Mitchell album I've heard. I get the hype, but it isn't something I'd often go back to. But I've got to give credit where credit is due...
I thought I'd enjoy this less than I did. It was an entertaining listen and happy to know who Gene Clark is now.
The songs I didn't already know are quite forgettable. Wondering how this generic of a band could become so famous? Just gives me slimy dad vibes. No, thanks.
I was suspecting that this would be something that maybe just slipped through the cracks and would maybe even be good. But nah... my initial reaction was right. Samesie 90's mush. Next.
Well, I guess this is the kind of crazy shit I signed up for here. Although it made my beautiful sunny October walk in the park slightly less pleasant, I still feel it has its rightful place in the world. Maybe not in my world, but somewhere. A part of me also feels like I'm not qualified to give this a proper rating, so just going with a good ol' 3 to not mess with the average too much. Kind of hated this, but also kind of want to get drunk and give it another listen.
Enjoyed this! My only issue was it felt a little drawn out towards the end, but it definitely deserves another listen.
Terrible timing to be giving this a listen, but it's unfortunately a perfect album...
Anyone who has an album with so many back-to-back bangerz automatically gets 5 stars. I don’t make the rules.
One thing this generator is doing is causing me to realize that there are so many classic albums I’ve never listened to. Happy to be changing that now. This was a delightful 28 minute addition on my Saturday night walk. I don’t think there is anything more to say.
I think this is a classic case of an album's relevance getting lost in antiquity. Didn't excite me one bit and doesn't stand out compared to anything else from that era.
I remember how groundbreaking Gorillaz were when they came out. I get the hype, but I wouldn't go back to this. I guess it's just not my cup of tea and I've heard the singles so many times. With that said, it still deserves at least 3 stars.
Started listening and then skipped through towards the end. Could not get into this. Reminds me of anything else that could've come out of England around that time and it's just not my jam.
I surprisingly kind of loved this. Who knew the Bee Gees have more depth than their cheesy disco would lead you to assume. I shouldn't be surprised since I knew First of May from an old mix my mom would play in the house while cleaning but had somehow forgotten about. This deserves another listen, but what a pleasant surprise.
Some interesting stuff but overall, it felt kind of forgettable to me. Putting it on the list for another listen, though...
I've been listening to this album for years, but I made sure to give it another fair listen today. Once upon a time it meant more to me than it does now, and even though it isn't a favorite anymore, I can't give it less than 5 stars. You've got to give it up for such a strong first album that hasn't lost its relevance over 30 years later.
Ok ok ok, I liked this. I can see they influenced many bands to come after them and it was a quick and enjoyable listen.
Once again, bad timing, but can't deny it's a great album.
I was excited when this popped up, but I guess I thought I’d like it more than I actually did. Probably deserves another listen before a rating, but we’ll go with 3 stars for now…
I dig their unique mellow vibe. This was a cool listen and they seem to still stand out from other bands from the era. I think I have severely underrated them over the years.
I remember hearing about Nick Cave for the first time in 2008 in college... for some reason he wasn’t a name that I grew up hearing but kept meaning to give him a listen. I’m happy I had an introduction now. I enjoyed this! It didn’t need to be as long as it is and I think that it should’ve ended before O’Malley’s Bar. There is no way that song needs to be 14 minutes long… silly lyrics and a woman with my name got killed. With that said, happy to have heard it and overall it was enjoyable. No complaints.
I don’t know, I think I should appreciate Tom Waits more than I do. I’ve got time, though…
Do I need to say anything?
If an album's only claim to fame is that it has a massive hit on it, then it isn't a good album. Forgettable stuff.
Not bad and I can see the appeal, just not my jam.
My only complaint would be that it’s a bit long, but it’s still Jimi ♥️
Not bad, not great.. nothing really stood out to me, but no complaints!
Some fine vibey ambiance tunes... not an everyday thing, but I can never fault Eno.
This is the kind of stuff I came here for... bands I really should know, but don't. I liked this quite a bit. Sounds very 90's when listening to it for the first time now, but there were some really beautiful melodies and just all around good songs here.
I can never add anything else to these classic albums that I know like the back of my hand. 5 stars, that's all I have to say.
Kinda rad. Crazy shit.
Wall-to-wall banger factory. I said what I said.
Way too funky. Loved it.
Can't complain, but I will say it has maybe too many covers that were done better elsewhere. But go, Tacoma, go!
I don't know, I feel like I'm missing the cultural relevance here to really fully appreciate it. There is nothing wrong with it, but not really anything right either.
Nahhh, don't like this. I don't even feel like explaining myself.
Some of the best shit out there. Grew up with this and it will never get old.
It’s alright, but forgettable. May need a few more listens, but I can’t promise I’m up for it.
I feel like I'll really like this after a few more listens. It was already rad the first time through. Needed this push to get me to listen to her after hearing about how iconic she is.
Please no. Boring, dated and just not good.
Iconic. Today was a good day because I listened to this.
This really hit me in the right feelings today.. lovely classic folk.
I dig it… y’all need to stop comparing country music from the 50s to your favorite stuff coming out these days.
Sleazy dad Nascar rock... hate it. No, thanks.
Hell YES for Yes.
I was skeptical at first, but actually enjoyed this as a soundtrack while wandering around a rainy flea market. If I had more options, I’d probably say 2.5 but I think it’s fair to round up to 3.
No big deal, it’s only an absolute masterpiece.
What a tragic, beautiful, wonderful album. Can't fault her.
This is the first time I've ever given Marianne Faithfull a fair chance. Love the synthy / new wave vibes, I just feel sometimes the songs are slightly forgettable. Starts out with a bang for sure!
This was cool, had never heard of The Fall. Solid album, but I just feel like it’s such a shame to be introduced to all these prolific post-punk groups so out of context. It makes me feel like I’m probably missing something? Dragged on a bit at the end, but cool stuff.
What a banger of a debut album... I'm just imagining how iconic this must've been coming out in the late 70's. Great stuff. I don't think it can come close to London Calling, but still deserves 5 stars for sure.
I’ve always meant to check them out, but never got to it. I thoroughly enjoyed this and even though it’s a bit samesie, I feel like that’s also part of what made it so vibey cohesive. Also, I’ve got a soft spot for Sub Pop as a Washingtonian. You know what? I’m giving this 5 stars!
Such an interesting mix of slightly tinny and industrial sounds with dissonant punk vibes. I wasn’t sure how to rate this but I thought long and hard about it and read more about Albini and just gained more and more appreciation for everything about this. So innovative and still holds up after everything that has come since.
I was dreading this as soon as I saw I had this album today but I tried to be optimistic, thinking it must be an alright pop album. I still didn’t enjoy it at all, though. I don’t care if there are two big singles off of this album, they aren’t enough to make up for anything here so it’s a no for me, dawg. It’s nothing groundbreaking or original, the lyrics are dumb and his voice is grating. Sure, this is completely subjective based on hearing about him since my childhood, but it’s also my rating.
Aye aye aye, bop after bop after bop. Loved hearing a few deeper cuts that I had never taken the time to listen to before. What a great soundtrack on my sunny Monday morning in January.
Same vibe that I get from the Arctic Monkeys... if only one Manic Street Preachers existed, that'd be enough. There isn't much variation and none of it is good enough to keep my attention. Fell into a rabbit hole reading about the singer's tragic disappearance, though :(
Loved it. My only bone to pick is the amount of covers that leave it feeling like less of a cohesive album.
What can I say... I get the shtick, but I would've liked it to be at least a bit more enjoyable to listen to. With that said, I can still appreciate the utter absurdity of it all. Let's call it 3.
That must've been a helluva show to be at. Creepy dude, great performer.
I think I like this better than Aja, but it also helped me put my finger on what bothers me about Steely Dan… Donald Fagen over pronounces every word so much that it gives me a weird musical theater vibe. Cannot get into it. I know I owe them more chances, but I just don’t think I’m the right audience.
This album may as well be part of my DNA… loved it as a kid, love it just the same now.
I feel like I should preface this by saying that I’d get it if someone weren’t really into this after just getting it randomly here. I may tell you you’re wrong, but I’d get it. You just can’t fault Faith No More for their one of a kind sound and how insanely innovative they were. Also, can we talk about how iconic Mike Patton is? Grew up with this and still love it. Maybe even more now!
Loved this. I think this is an easy 5 stars, along with Costello’s two albums before this. Only knew a few songs, but it’s amazing all the notable different influences that got pulled into this while still feeling utterly Elvis Costello.
It’s just a masterpiece. I saw Jack White this last summer and went through their whole discography beforehand. It all lasts the test of time, even while it could’ve been easy to write them off as slightly gimmicky. But that is some good shit that I’ve loved since it came out when I was in middle school. And hell, I may even love it more now! Also, Seven Nation Army doesn’t even come close to being their best song… dig deeper, y’all.
This was fun.. interesting to hear that early 90's influence since I'm only familiar with NY's earlier stuff. There are some really good songs, but I think also a few forgettable ones after my initial listen. Listened to this on an Apple music trial, but may buy it on vinyl or otherwise to go back to it later.
Nice… felt myself loving it more and more as it went on. At first I was hoping for the more folky NY, but he had me hooked.
Whoa, cool new discovery. And guest vocals by Malcolm Mooney! Need to look more into Jane Weaver...
You can't rate this any less than 5 stars, you just can't. This is the literal groundwork of pop to come. Can someone hook that Sloop John B / God Only Knows side A to B transition to my veins? Innovative, creative, fun and perfect.
Struggling to decide between 4 and 5 stars. Although the double album spanning 2 hours is quite the ballsy move, I think it works and loved the whole thing. Most of the OutKast songs that got really big are the more André 3000 type songs, probably since they’ve got a unique sound. But with that said, I think I enjoyed Big Boi’s half even more. I guess if something tops Hey Ya, then it must deserve 5 stars.