Good solid Southern rock
Never realized how good a vocalist Michael was. This is a solid pop album that is really well mixed. Even the crooner track, Kissing a Fool was great.
Drums on this are so clean and so good. Classic post punk album. Standout songs Isolation and Twenty Four Hours. The start of Twenty Four Hours actually made me think of Deftones-White Pony. Never put much time into Joy Division but I’ll definitely return to this album.
Decent album, gave it a second listen bc friends have said it’s a classic. Aside from the first couple tracks the songs just seemed to bleed into one another a bit. I think it’s just Morrissey’s vocal delivery that I can’t get into.
It was good, nothing jumped out at me. Pretty much what I expected from what I had already heard about them. Generic punk rock music made by posers.
Wouldn’t typically listen to this genre so I gave it two listens and it’s fun. Started out hot with The Kid From Red Bank which turned out to be my favourite track. This album is more than background noise.
This is a solid album. I had listened to this one before and am a fan of Grizzly Bear before, there are people here being whiny, calling it hipster trash and a lawyer saying it flat out sucks, they’re wrong and dumb. This is an excellent sprawling album with amazing vocals that starts with back to back bangers in Southern Point and Two Weeks. There is a bit of a lull in the middle but it ends strong from Hold Still to Foreground. Excellent band, excellent album!
I liked this, seems like a good album to have on for a summer bbq or long bike ride, great summer chill album. Went on a bit long. Made me think of Khruangbin at times. Will definitely give a listen to Carboot Soul as that release seems to be held in high standards as well.
This band is weird and this album is so fucking long! It was a bit of a slog to get thru but there is some cool stuff in the weirdness, it’s just not for me. Felt a bit like a fever dream at times. Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel are still cool
Liked this a lot more than I thought I would but mostly because I thought they were the Proclaimers. Good pop punk tempo throughout, Brass in Pocket was the only recognizable track. Favourite songs were Precious and Lovers of Today. 3/5
It was a pretty easy listen, nothing extraordinary really but enjoyable enough. Travis Scott can fuck off though. Favourite song would be Anything.
This album hit the spot. Had no idea what to expect but the band was right the length was perfect at a tight 45mins and even the cover art was sweet. Was worried when I saw another Brit rock band from the 80’s but there was no needless drivel to drag this thing out. First track, Happiness is Easy along with Living in Another World were favourite tracks but there were no stinkers here in my opinion. 4.5/5
Pretty funny to hear grown ass men singing about their little sister’s dude and wanting to put aside the school books to dance in their room.
I think I liked the second part more than the first, I don’t know if it was part of the original album or not, these electronic artists seem really into themselves. 5 hour 20th anniversary release, who are you? Wilco!? There is some ok stuff here, I really want to hand out a 2 but as much as this album annoys me there is some decent music here.Morse Code was an assault on my ears and I hate the man for it. Fuck this prick, 3/5
This album rips. Had to check when Slow Ride was released bc the opening riff reminded me of that tune, seems Foghat ripped it off Sabbath. This album was fun, Iommi shreds, Ozzy wails, 5 stars
It’s fine. Not really into R&B and Soul so it’s no surprise to me that this album didn’t quite resonate with me. I didn’t love it but it also didn’t annoy me, easy enough listen, Yearnin’ Learnin’ stood out as my favourite with the funky vibes. Africano was pretty fun too with great percussion work. 3/5
It actually started out pretty well with Martina Topley-Bird carrying the album with her strong vocals. Fell off a cliff in the last 2/3’s with Tricky taking over with his loud whispering? I don’t know, it just annoyed me. By the time Strugglin’ came on I thought, yea this sucks. If it was a 4 song ep with the first 4 tracks it’d be great. Ponderosa and Black Steel best tracks by far. 2 stars
No misses on this one. Some good twang sprinkled in. This is fucking great, favourite tracks are Midnight Rambler and You Got the Silver. Easy 5
This is a fun rock album, the guitar work of Eddie Van Halen is unreal. Would have been something special to see live back in the early 80’s. Had never listened to this album start to finish but really enjoyed it. Fav tracks Eruption, I’m the One, Atomic Punk. 4.5/5
I’m not American but I can appreciate some Americana rock every now and then. Bruce is clearly at his best singing about porches, streets I’ve never heard of, girls drinking’ warm beer and other American shit. Out of all the album covers of his featuring a picture of himself this is by far the best. Best tracks, Born to Run and Jungleland. Good album, solid 3.5/4 outta 5
Pretty easy listen, she has a strong voice. A twangy pop album and nothing annoyed me, probably won’t go back to it but I got nothing against it. Favourite song was probably High Horse, giddy’up! 3 Stars
I loved the Pumpkins thru grade school/high school and I’m sure I have listened to this album in its entirety since I was a teen. I actually really enjoyed it, my memory of it was a bloated album with great songs peppered in and while it could be trimmed down a bit I was reintroduced to great tracks like An Ode to No One, X.Y.U. , We Only Come Out at Night. I think the Pumpkins greatness definitely gets overshadowed by Billy being an ass but they did write some great rock music. 4 stars
This was really good psychedelic rock at times, I’d rank it higher if it weren’t for the slower lovey jams that interrupted the pace of this album. Favourite stretch of the album is likely from Song of the Viking to One More Day and the live jams to close it out had good energy. Crazy to see Rundgren has a new release coming out tomorrow 10/14/2022 with Rivers Cuomo making an appearance. Could have been a 4 but I’ll go 3.5
The tones! The toooooones!!!!
Listened to this a ton as a young paperboy on my Walkman so I definitely have a soft spot for this album. I can’t say I’m gonna regularly return to it but it was still a fun revisit, wiseass snark vocals, sharp riffs and clean drums. Probably a 3/3.5 but it gets a bump to 4 for the memories of slinging news and cutting across lawns of stupid dumb shit god damned mother fuckers.
Britney tackles some heavy topics on he debut and does it with grace and a positive attitude! Nothing terribly offensive here 3 stars!
I’m not wet but this album definitely fucks. Only song that truly sucks is Without Love. Probably a true 3.5 but fuck it 4 stars!
The baseline on the opener Chameleon was at the forefront of the song for far too long and turned me off a bit but Watermelon Man pulled me back in with softer vibes. Sly was a frantic thrash of a song but it was excellent and Vein Melter chilled things out again to wrap things up. I liked how they kept it tight at 42 mins. 3.5/5
It was an appropriate album for the season, good moody, gothic punk. Nothing jumped out and grabbed me like I wanted it to so 3 stars. Listen to La Luz instead and fuck you
Was excited to listen to this one since I’m familiar with Albini as an Engineer/Producer. He has worked with a lot of my favourite bands, Ty Segall, METZ, Cloud Nothings so I wasn’t surprised to be impressed with this album. It’s crunchy, gritty and loud. Sounded like a band that would have been pretty cool to see live, big fan of this one. Definitely going to explore their other work. 4 stars!
18 year old me would be so upset with adult me for hating this. Their music didn’t age well for me and I just find it annoying, sure it’s funky and the band itself is good at what they’re doing, they’re tight I give them credit for that but their music is so annoying. I guess it really boils down to me thinking Kiedis is a chud and his vocals are dumb. 2.5/5 but I refuse to round up mostly bc
You know those dorks that write the reviews that only say, “Not my cup of tea . 1 Star” this is what I picture those dorks being super into, it’s not bad but, they’re good at what they’re doing but it’s just bland and boring to me. Ray’s voice is really smooth so I’ll be fair with my review but this is a yawner overall. 2.5 stars rounded up to 5
Was not expecting to like this as much as I did. This was such a chill mood album. Only two songs deep but both are excellent, listened several times over. 5 stars!
Nothing really grabbed me but it wasn’t terrible either. I really have nothing to say about this one
I liked it. It was a weird story but Willie has an excellent voice and the music was decent. 3 stars
I thought this was good, I personally like when Fiona Apple gets into the warbly or crooner vocal deliveries. Criminal was the only track I was familiar with and I liked the first half more than the second as there were a couple later tracks that had me zoning out. Overall, strong songwriting and interesting tunes. 3.5 stars
I always thought PJ Harvey was cool, just based on the music videos I had see in the past. Never dove into her catalog and wasn’t too into this release until track 6 The Whores. From that track on I really enjoyed the album so I’ll give this release a 3 and will check out her earlier releases
This was a bit of a slog. I’m not going to say it was a terrible album, I just didn’t find any of it interesting. Another example of the UK bias this list seems to show. If I’m going to listen to something in this genre; I’d rather listen to Gang of Youths. Hell, as pretentious as they are at least 1975 can be interesting at times. I will say tracks 8-10 were ok but overall this was a yawner and I’m now listening to the new Foals album as I write this and it’s awesome but for Elbow 2 stars
I don’t know man, like when are people gonna put this on? Do people bang to this anymore? Just seems weird, it’s too on the nose. Like if I put this on with my partner, she’s more likely to laugh than anything. I thought it was wild he has released like 15 fucking albums, I laugh thinking he had super-fans buying each record, I’m not gonna listen to another Marvin Gaye album but I really do hope this guy slipped in a metal album in to mix it up a bit. Pretty sure he moaned, “Suck off my soul” at one point during this album, that made me laugh. Overall this sucked, fuck this Scientologist ass. Let’s get it on is fine so 2 stars for this. I’m gonna fuck to something more fun than this shit.! :)
Listened to this on a cold, dark November Monday morning so it wasn’t exactly the best setting for a reggae album. Nothing too memorable but nothing bad either, chill enough, good voice, good vibes. 3 stars
I really enjoyed most of it but the tracks that didn’t hit, dragged things down a bit. Opened really strong with Drive. Moody album, Stripe is a good frontman. 3.5 stars
I am happy to be done with this one, I hated it. I have no problem with pop or synth, they actually had some full instrumentals at times but man oh man this just didn’t click with me. I’m sure I’ve heard songs by the Pet Shop Boys before but I didn’t recognize any of these songs and the vocal delivery just bothered me. The lyrics were just as lame as the vocals. The only song I liked was Yesterday When I Was Mad, it sounds like an MGMT track so I don’t know maybe some of their other work is better than this album but this album get a 2 from me
This was fun, snotty pop punk. Good variety throughout too keep things interesting, guitar was on point and vocals were great. This album was dumb in a good way, super creative and witty. Excited to listen to more of their work. 4 stars!
There’s a lot of funk content here, how much they love funk, how they gotta get it that funk, how funk fares in space, basic funkenomics etc. Things got weird with the Funk fart song, not sure what that was about but I liked this overall 3.5 rounded up to 4 bc it was funky fun.
It was abrasive and weird but I did find it interesting. Noise punk isn’t the most accessible music, my partner is listening along with me and she hated it. I read up on the Butthole Surfers, their live shows were accompanied with nudity, fires, and megaphone rants. Not sure I’ll revisit this one but I’ll check out some of their other stuff. 3.5 stars
I don’t know if I’ve ever listened to a Queen album start to finish, pretty sure I’ve only listened to greatest hits so aside from, You’re my Best Friend and Bohemian Rhapsody, everything was new to me. I really enjoyed the stripped down sound of ‘39 and Love of My Life. Queen is great, aside from the car song, this album is amazing. 4 stars
This dude loves jelly rolls, I respect that. Respect his smooth vocals too, 3.5 stars
I’m going to use this review to ask all you lame dorks who say, “Not my cup of tea” shit the fuck up! Such a lame review, if you do this, please stop. If you plan to keep doing this, maybe don’t instead. This album was fine 2.5 stars I guess
This is an easy 5 for me. Not a bad song on this one, packed with full sound and great energy. It’s just such a well crafted album and they do such a great job building a song towards that burst. I’ll never stop returning to this one. 5 stars
This album was pretty weird. I can’t say I loved every track, the backup vocals and synth was a bit too much at times but even the ones I didn’t really like at least kept me entertained or interested. Listened to this one twice today, didn’t expect such heavy 80’s vibes. Kinda had me thinking of Dan Bejar/Destroyer with the witty odd lyrics. Everybody Knows was my favourite song and Jazz Police was the weirdest but fun. The cover is also hilarious. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4
I did not enjoy this at all. I know it’s old but, that’s no excuse for how lame this is, the live aspect didn’t help at all. Smooth voice but the backing band wasn’t exciting enough to carry these lame singalong lyrics about shaking your wife awake for some reason. This sucked 2 stars
It was a strong hip hop album. Don’t think I’d return to it but I respect the talent and delivery. It did flow into R&B territory a bit too much for my liking at times. It was good to hear young Kanye before his mind turned to mush as well. 4 stars
This is prime grunge. More polished than Beach but still loud, crunchy and awesome. Another excellent album produced by Albini. This is an easy 5 from me
I really like LCD Soundsystem, this release is not my favourite of theirs. There’s some great stuff here but at 2 hours this feels bloated. I guess This is Happening is also 2 hours long but I never had the same feelings towards that one. Black Screen especially felt unnecessary. Overall I could cut a few songs and would love this but I’m gonna have to score it a 3.5 based on the bloat rounded up to 4 bc the good stuff here is great
I like loud, I liked this. Dimebag’s work on the guitar is fucking great, the drums are so tight. I appreciate what they’ve done here, aside from the ballad, I doubt I’ll return to it but the music deserves 4 stars
This was awesome. Raw, frantic energy that kept me drawn in the entire way thru. This is the first album out of 60 where I was completely unaware of the artist and scored a 5. It made me think of Entertainment by Gang of Four so I was curious and looked up the release dates, Wild to see Cut came out Sept. 7 1979 only a few weeks before Entertainment Sept. 25 1979. This had an almost primal feeling to it, I peeked up from the first song and was in for the ride all the way thru. Albums like these re-energize me for this 1001 journey. 5 stars
This was good but nothing totally grabbed me, nothing seemed too special about this overall. The vocal delivery reminded me of Lou Reed at times. It just seems that this is another album that was added just bc we need yet another British artist on this list. This is 3 stars
So moody and gloomy. Really enjoyed this, they took what they accomplished on The Scream and came back even better. Awesome stuff, 4 stars
Great stuff, fuzzy, shoegazy with some pop aspects peppered in. I really enjoyed this. Listened to this one two times over in succession. It just sounds cool, simple as that. Will listen again! 4 stars
Listened to them a bunch when they were in their prime and I was in college. Hadn’t listened in quite some time but still like the sound, it’s frantic with some pop punk vibes. Nothing too deep here but fun stuff. 4 stars
It sounded like mediocre 90’s alt grunge. There were a few moments that piqued my interest but those moments never lasted very long. It was exhausting to get thru, I won’t return to this one. 2 stars
This was a well crafted pop album, really enjoyed it. Creative with a great pace start to finish. 4 stars
Her voice is silky smooth. I don’t like big band style music, I won’t be ver return to this but I will say I didn’t dislike it as much as I thought I would. I’ll give a 3 to this, she has a 5 star voice but this music ain’t it. 3 stars
This sucks, it’s offensive for the sake of being offensive. I get it, you hate women, you hate gay people, you hate everything, you’re so tough. Shut up Marshall, you fuck, Interlude skits are lame fillers for dorks, no humour whatsoever, blow job skit with insane clown posse was gross. It’s so damn annoying, I guess he’s clever enough and Stan was actually the only redeemable track on this but fuck that nasally delivery. I forgot how ridiculous the early 2000’s were and this reminded about the worst bits of it. If you want to listen to aggressive, violent rap that doesn’t suck, listen to Clipping instead. I don’t know how I got thru it all. 1 star
This was about what I expected based on my limited exposure to the Verve, boring, so very boring. Further proof the curators of this list overdid it with their precious British acts. Oh well, on to the next. Hope it’s something interesting! 2 stars
I’m a big fan of TVOTR. It had been awhile since I had played this one, I usually go back to Cookie Mountain and I had forgotten how great this one is. I’ll be putting Dear Science back in the listening orations moving forward. 4 stars
It was a weird ride for sure but sounded pretty much how I expected based on the cover. The Minotaur’s Song had a real sea shanty vibe to it. A Very Cellular Song was a bizarre jam session peppered with strange lyrics, Slithering and Squelching, eating misbehaving kids, etc. I’m not even sure the flautist was aware what they were doing. The vocals were breezy and and cluster of instruments did sound quite good, they did an excellent job sounding structured in the chaos. Mercy I Cry City was my favourite track. Thought this was cool. 3 stars
I went into this expecting to enjoy it and it exceeded my expectations. This was a fast whirlwind of screeching guitars, shrill vocals and unreal drumming, even some fun bass moments most notably on the closer. This was fucking great. The ballads Remember Tomorrow and Strange World are the only two holding me back from a 5, strong 4.5 stars!
This was a cool blend of Industrial and 80’s sounds. Bloodsport was a cool instrumental tune, that oddly sounded like a gritty rendition of the Ferris Bueller, Oh Yeah song. I can definitely hear the influence Killing a joke would have had in NIN, Nirvana and others. First time listening to one of these albums during a workout and it was absolutely a great workout album, I’d return to it for sure. 4 stars!
Yea, the delivery can be a bit repetitive throughout a full album but they’re clever and this is fun. There is some good variety with the beats to keep things fresh. I liked this a lot 4 stars
It’s funny I guess my 10 year old memories only hung onto the few hits and tricked me into thinking this whole album was great, it’s not. It’s not terrible, the warbling vocal delivery grows a bit thin as this nearly 1 hour album chugs along. The hits are still hits and you gotta respect Alanis for the amount of albums she moved in the 90’s so I’ll give it 3 stars
This was my introduction to The Fall and I’m a fan. This is an excellent post punk album, I carried on listening to the extended version and live tracks as well. I liked the classic punk snarl delivery and sharp guitars. Didn’t find any of the tracks to be filler really, standouts for me were Rebellious Jukebox, Two Steps Back and Music Scene. Great stuff 4 stars
I went into this with an open mind, I really tried but fuck is this boring. This is barely a step above elevator or hold music. Cherry pie isn’t even that sweet, it’s more tart that anything. I read that Drake had Sade tattooed on his torso which is odd but I can hear the influence bc he’s just as dull. I can appreciate that she has had a long career but I can’t give this more than 1.5 rounded up to 2 stars
This was inoffensive, pleasant at times. More horn than I wanted to hear, the strings were enjoyable though. Nothing overly exciting here, it’s not a 2 though so I’ll give it 3 stars
First Beatles album I’ve heard start to finish and thought this was good. First few tracks are great, Lucy in the Sky is far and away my favourite on here. After the song start I thought it fell into a lull of lames tracks, that wasn’t snapped until Mr.Kite but then When I’m 64 comes on and that was kinda lame too. From there on out they finish strong. It’s good, I liked it best when they were leaning heavy on the psychedelic sounds. Strong album 4 stars
I’m not typically into big band music, won’t likely listen to this again but it was fun. The Latin sounds gave it a summery vibes. You know that instrument that sounds kinda like a zipper going up and down? I had to look it up, it’s called a Guiro and I think it should be worked into more songs, it’s great. 3 stars
It actually aged better than I had thought it would but this was a much longer album than I wanted to hear based. It was fine, they’ve got talent and high energy. Humble Mumble stuck out as the track I wasn’t familiar with prior to this listen that I really enjoyed. B.O.B. still holds up an an absolute banger. Thought it was cool to see Killer Mike from Run The Jewels made an appearance on here. The interludes are terrible, waste of time, not funny at all, I almost want to give a 2 based on those alone but I think there’s more than enough here to justify a strong 3 stars
This was my first introduction to The Pretty Things, I thought it was pretty good. The instrumentation was my favourite aspect of this album, I can be a sucker for psychedelic music. There’s nothing offensively bad about the vocals, I just find this style of delivery a bit annoying, same issue I have with The Beatles so I can’t fully get into this one. Really great music here nonetheless, 3.5 stars.
This was decent, I guess early Aerosmith is better than the later stuff where Tyler’s voice sounds like a wailing cat. Joe Perry was great on this and my favourite moments may have been Tyler’s harmonica bits. Sick as a Dog was a creepy weird tune, maybe I misread what it was about but I doubt it. The closing track Home Tonight is one of the few rock ballads I enjoyed. Decent album, 3 stars
This was bookended with two absolutely unreal tracks. The guitar to close out Let’s Go Crazy was fantastic. The Beautiful Ones Opened Slow and built up to the shrieking vocals which was awesome. It had a good amount of weirdness throughout to keep things interesting, Darling Nikki in particular. This was fantastic, 5 stars
The music was good, I liked the psychedelic pop style. Had a bit of a folksy twinge to it which I appreciated as well. First track pulled me in, had a hazy vibe going on. I may rate it higher but the Happiness Stan fairytale on the second half didn’t do it for me, too much storytelling on an album for me, just give me tunes. 3 stars
It never quite pulled me in. Sounded pretty and breezy enough but never fully won me over. Picked up the pace at times, I thought Tinseltown was an interesting track. Overall thought it was a nice album, I guess I wasn’t necessarily in the mood for a dreamy album. 3 stars
Start to finish, this is awesome. Great variety on this one to keep things interesting. It’s pop, it’s psychedelic, it’s rock, it’s bluesy, it’s fucking great. Marc Bolan is a top tier front man, there’s nothing here I don’t love. It’s an easy 5 from me.
This was a treat, had more depth to it than I had anticipated. Lead singer David Johansen sounds like a punk brand of Mick Jagger and it’s fantastic. The band mostly keeps a frantic pace going throughout with swirling guitars, fast drums and a true New York grimy sound. I found it interesting that Todd Rundgren produced this one, there’s definitely pop punk aspects on this, he clearly did an excellent job. There aren’t any songs that missed the mark for me, favourites were Vietnamese Baby and Trash. 4 stars
Pretty decent upbeat, pop rock. Could have fit right in with the early 2000’s indie rock surge. Alright is a bop and a half. 3 stars
Yea, they’re good at what they do, I just don’t really like what they do. 2 stars
This sounded like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles album if the turtles were angsty teenage girls. if I were a teenage turtle or teenage girl I’d probably give this 4 but I’m neither so 2.5 stars from me
I enjoyed this, Aretha and her band were crisp and all tracks hit. This was bluesier than I thought it would be which was a nice surprise. Great pipes, great band, great album. 4 stars
Excellent moody post punk emo. Really interesting drumming with excellent vocals. Had never heard any of these tunes before but really liked the entire album, tough to pick a favourite track but I really enjoyed how they closed it out with the title track. 4 stars
Didn’t really know what to expect here, I had only listened to Epic previously. Tough one to rate, it’s definitely genre bending for it’s time so you gotta respect that, I did like a few tracks quite a bit, primarily Woodpecker From Mars and From out of Nowhere. The cover of War Pigs was pretty good but pretty safe. Found Pattons vocals a little grating at times but not all the time. On The Morning After you can really hear his influence on Brandon Boyd from Incubus. Really interesting listen, gonna give it a 3
This album pulled me in immediately with Holes and it didn’t disappoint from there. This is a beautifully intricate album, it sounds meticulous and messy at the same time. The vocals accompanied the breezy notes perfectly. I really enjoyed their use of what I thought was a Theremin or straight up saw but apparently they patented their own instrument called a Tettis Wave Accumulator, so that’s pretty neat. I didn’t expect to be handing out a 5 to this one but here we are, this was great. 5 stars