I've never been a huge Bowie fan but I like this. Jazzy with traces of Hip hop and poignant given he died shortly after its release. Liked it more than I thought I would.
Not my cup of tea. Not knocking it for those that vibe with it but I'd rather have a colonoscopy than listen to this again.
This album sitting at an average of 3.5 is appropriate for what it is. Well crafted and produced songs that do nothing exciting. It's like ordering the poached pear for dessert and wishing you'd had the tiramisu like your friend did.
A phenomenal album that still only scratched the surface of what was to come from one of the bands that defined Heavy Metal/Hard Rock. I've often heard that every band in these genres can trace their roots to wither Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath. Discovered this album when I was about 15 and 30+ years later it still comes out regularly.
I think this is one of the best albums of all time and has been in my personal top 5 for years. It's a stunning album with no bad tracks and I know it's over might be the most beautiful song I've ever heard.
I enjoyed this but probably won't be back. The covers have been done better by many other artists and the mix is truly dreadful which detracts from the fun of listening to it. If I'd had 7 beers I probably would have enjoyed it more.
I'm just not a Stones guy I guess. Outside of Paint It Black (which isn't on the UK version pictured but the Apple Music link took me to the US version) there's not much here that I would come back to. I'd much rather listen to Rubber Soul or Revolver than revisit this.
I wanted to like this. I like Iggy Pop and I like Bowie but I was horribly bored with Iggys Bowie impression after 2 tracks. Every song sounds the same. It sounds like 2 friends went into the studio when they were bored on holiday and wopped out an album. I think I'll stick with Stooges era Iggy Pop.
A fun listen with the singles being the highlight.
Love this album. Not my usual fare but has been a regular listen for a long time. Outside the singles I really enjoy Mamas always on stage and Fishin 4 religion are the jam. Well worth checking out.
I’ve never really got into Joy Division. From the problematic name to the aesthetic. Just not my jam. Would rather listen to The Cure.
I find muse very similar to Foo Fighters. Good band and I enjoy listening but usually get bored after a few songs. This is fine with some cool highlights.
Yawn. Not my jam
Talented songwriter, Well written songs, Not for me.
A steaming pile of poo💩
I tried and have tried a number of times to listen and/or get into the Grateful Dead. I just can't do it. I understand their cultural/counter cultural relevance and I get it but it just doesn't do it for me. I wouldn't be upset if I was at a BBQ and it was on but listening to it in isolation it's a bit meh.
Finally an album I love. Fugazi rock and I'll be listening to this forever.
This sounds like what would happen if you mashed The Smiths & The Pogues together. It's not bad but it is confused. Not sure I'd listen again.
Not my usual musical fare but I don't hate this. She clearly has a good voice. I don't usually like the "made in my room on garage band" type beats but it's inoffensive enough. Middle of the road background music to distract you while doing boring work tasks. 3 Stars.
Great musician, good songs but just not for me.
Some of the lyrical content is a bit iffy but I think historical context matters and it wouldn't have been "cancellable" in the 70s. That said this is a good example of rock of the era. Some bangers, some filler but ultimately a good time. 3 ½ stars would be fair but since that's not possible I'm rounding up to 4. Also, the note Alice hits at the start of the chorus in Hello Hooray is very Lennonesque
Good old Rodders. There's some good tunes on here and I see the appeal but it's not for me. For some reason I personally find his voice very annoying. I realise that this doesn't detract from the quality of the album but it ruins it for me.
Great but uneven album. the highs (love her madly, riders on the storm) are some of their best work but the lows are a bit bloated and you can hear the band is almost done with each other. Overall a cracking album, 4 stars.
The silliness of I'm in love with my car aside this is a cracking album from one of the greatest bands of all time. Bohemian Rhapsody gets the lions share of the attention But love of my life and you're my best friend are just as good and Sweet Lady is a really good time. Great album by a great band.
What a voice. For some reason when I'm cleaning or working around the house I like to put on some Al Green or Sam Cooke and just vibe away. Great album from a very very talented man.
Probably my favourite Stones album. Mainly because Wild Horses is my favourite Stones song. While I'm not the biggest fan this is a band at its peak.
I wanted to like this but I just couldn't. A boring, self indulgent pile of wank. Crappy repetitive beats and uninspired lyrics that sound like they being made up as they go along. Never again.
Phenomenal album. He went up another level with the next album but I can still remember listening to this and thinking this guys legit. Yes, some of the lyrics are troublesome in terms of homophobia and misogyny and I'm ok to seperate the art from the artist but I understand if others cannot as it's hard to listen to at times. Stan and The Real Slim Shady get most of the attention but there isn't a bad song on the record. 5 Stars.
I enjoy Leonard Cohen if I'm in the right mood. Nothing breathtaking here but nothing terrible either.
It is a great shame that Song 2 has been added to every sports broadcast in the world ever because it's a great song that's been ruined by overplaying. That said I love Blur and pretty much everything they've done. This album was a bit of a shift from the previous 3 and shows a little more maturity which I like. Solid effort 4 stars.
I love Queen and have listened to this album many times. It's not their best but I feel like it's the album where they really started to find their stride and it's a sign of what was to come. Killer Queen is obviously the track most will know but I've always like Queen best when they get into the heavier stuff. Stone Cold Crazy is the jam (and I loved the Metallica cover) and the solo in Brighton Rock is outstanding.
Not for me. 👎 I imagine it was pretty popular for coked up teens back in the day though.
Not disputing the talent of Todd Rundgren but I just couldn't get into this. Just all over the place and chaotic. Music is supposed to be pleasurable but this was a collection of aural anxiety.
Wow, that's quite a voice was my first impression. Not my usual fare but I thoroughly enjoyed this. I had not heard of Miriam Makeba before this album came up but talking to my South African in-laws I learned a little more about her. She sounds like an inspiring woman in addition to her obvious talent. Really glad this came up and gave me to opportunity to listen and learn.
Absolutely essential album if you are a punk fan. Takes the lyricism, attitude, and social conscience of the Sex Pistols and ups the musicianship by about 400%. Top tracks for me include Janie Jones, I'm so Bored of the USA, and White Riot but there's not a dud on here. This will never be out of my listening rotation.
I went from "hmmm not bad" to "Christ I'm bored" in about 1.5 songs. What I assume is supposed to be atmospheric and moody is just as my Grandpa would say "Dull as duck shit". A yawning 2 stars.
It's not bad, just not my cup of tea. If you enjoy electronic music you'll probably like it.
I enjoyed it. I don't think it's a genre defining or outstanding album but it's a quality album. 3.5 stars.
A meandering, self indulgent, boring pile of "look at me, I'm so Indie" shite. Not a single track on this absolute turd of an album is worthy of anything more than "meh". Usually if I don't like an album I can at least go "well it's not for me but I can see the appeal". Not with this. I'm actually angry they stole an hour or so of my life. Fuck them. 1 star and that's being generous.
Maybe I'm too old but I just don't see the appeal of this semi electronic indie folk stuff. It's ok background music but there's no soul, no attitude and very little to hold my attention. With different (better?) vocals there might be something here but I will leave this in the listened and moved on pile. If it's your bag then enjoy it but I just don't see it. A very bored 2 stars.
Not a country fan but it's Willie. Worth a listen but his originals are probably more deserving of a place on this list.
Folk Punk is a genre that I am into (currently loving what Laura Jane Grace is doing). Billy Bragg is a talented songwriter and there's some real gems here. Unfortunately I find his voice slightly irritating which takes me out of it a bit. I have the same issue with Rage Against the Machine. Great band but Zack de la Rocha's voice is grating to me. Anyway solid album 3.5 stars.
Above average 80s pop album. There's some bangers and some filler but nothing to get wet your pants excited about. 3.5 stars.
I wanted to like this. I was excited to listen to it. This sounds like a combination of The Clash & The Cure and not as good as either. I can't quite put my finger on why this is disappointing but it is.
Denys Midnight Runners are a brilliant band and if the only song you know is Come on Eileen you're missing out. This album is a joy to listen to and only gets better after a couple of drinks.
Not my bag but clearly an exceptionally talented musician.