I loved the album! Cat Stevens has a stunning voice, fragile yet masculine, and the remaster lets every note on the guitar come through clean as anything. The lyrics are super 70s, but "Hard Headed Woman" and "Father and Son" both speak plainly and resonate with me. Great experience!
Mumford and Laddie Bairns. Country wishes it was this authentic, and this fun. Difficult to understand, but the wide array of instruments the album calls upon- accordion, fife, strummed piano??- keep it interesting.
Diabolical, cerebral, free. Some stunning solos in there, but just listening to the rhythm section alone doing their dirty work was a joy to behold. Great high listen.
I feel like this album is only on this list because it has both Shout and Everybody Wants to Rule the World. Otherwise, it’s just uninspired 80s pop; fun to listen to as a time capsule of what music used to be, but mostly devoid of character and innovation.
Bizarre choice. The album didn’t feel like it had direction particularly, nor were any of the tracks compelling— the last track, “Some Girls are Bigger than Others,” left me entirely nonplussed— and I feel like it was selected only because of Queen Elizabeth’s passing.
I love Steely Dan! Iconic album. Reelin' in the Years, Turn that Heartbeat Over Again, Dirty Work, all music that's still popular today, but I fell in love with Midnight Cruiser on a full listen. I'm amazed this was their first studio album, because the music is so utterly listenable and so well put-together. Great stuff!
I guess I’m buying, because I thoroughly enjoyed the album! It feels like there are aspects to enjoy on a multitude of levels, between the ever-shifting rhythm patterns in the kit and the high-flying runs in the guitar. Tons of fun!
Kind of a nothin burger. I think it was trying to be punk, in which case the amateurish album design makes sense, but the creativity the songwriters could show was often blocked by the lack of execution on its cooler hooks.
I didn’t know this album had all the old-school bangers. I’ve never listened to it in its entirety, but I’ve osmosed every track from other media enough that the whole thing seemed nostalgic for a time I never knew. Incredible what music can do, and what one album can represent for so many!
Not much to say. I didn’t actively dislike anything, I thought a lot of the dissonances the vocalist chose were fun, but the music felt a little too lounge-y for my taste.
What a batshit album. Who asked for prog rock Mussorgsky? Absolutely nobody, but there were some pretty ripping moments in Baba Yaga nonetheless.
I guess I’m a Radiohead fan now.
Strong album! I didn’t know Pastime Paradise was the source for Gangstas Paradise; crazy how many amazing tracks Stevie Wonder managed to fit onto one album. Good stuff!
My first and still my favorite Coltrane album. Nobody will ever cover A Love Supreme, nor should they; it stands into the future as a testament to the greatest jazz can offer.
I didn’t expect to see this album on the list, but overjoyed to have gotten to listen in full. It’s crazy how many lines 2Pac seems to predict misfortune for himself, still calling out men for trying to be hypermasculine, still criticizing his own choices on his rise to stardom. I wish I could’ve seen what rap would’ve been like if he’d been able to stick around.
I always love prog rock! Changing meters, melodies, tempos, to fit the story it weaves is so fun. Great album!
Idk man I’m really liking Radiohead
French rap. Decent sound, but it’s tough to appreciate rap in a foreign language.
Not really to my taste, but a smooth album. The artist has a beautiful voice, used to great effect.
Meh. I realize Dylan's an iconic lyricist and performer, but I just feel like so often he's talking about something deeply esoteric or maybe even entirely harebrained. You can't just write slant lyrics about eleven different things and always come out with an American classic, and I feel like the album is just full of misses. Maybe just not my cup of tea.
Bad. Bad album, not fun to listen to. Annoying, repetitive sound. Bad bad.
With a full hour of music, the album managed to say very, very, very little. Not unpleasant to listen to, but I felt as though I was waiting for the actual album to start the whole time. Like listening to how pure gluten tastes.
It was good! I don’t think Depeche Mode is as much my thing, but still a solid album.