Of all The Smiths albums, this was the least known to me, but listening to it today confirmed it as yet another near perfect record. "Bigmouth Strikes Again" is one if my all-time favorite songs.
Welp, now I'm in love with Kim Gordon, so yeah 5 stars. Pure rock perfection.
Rock-pop perfection! Debbie Harry is a powerful sorceress of song. I was lucky to grab this on NM vinyl for only a few bucks!
I love the instrumentation but I can't stand James Hetfield's voice. He's completely tuneless, just barking and yelling at me over the good music.
Even though this period of late 80s/early 90s alternative is my nostalgic sweet spot, I never could listen to a Jane's Addiction album from beginning to end. It's a little too...extra...or frenetic? When the melodies can shine through the chaos of some of their longer jammy songs, it's a joy, and the hit single here "Been Caught Stealing" is still an all-time banger. But the only other tracks I really enjoy are "Stop" and "Obvious." Maybe it just depends on how well you enjoy/tolerate Perry Farrell's voice.
It's just really not for me, just too mellow, hard not to feel sleepy listening to it.
Pretty fun, pretty solid, feels like good background music for a BBQ or hanging out at a lake. Camping music, around a fire. "Witchy Woman" I loved as a kid and it holds up.
oof just terrible, vary hard to listen to a single song all the way through. It just feels like it was written with all the boiling anger and angst of teenage boys in the late 90s, and it's really for them and no one else. Cool drumming I guess. As a gen-x woman, I'm clearly not the audience for this, but I'm not sure there should be a wide audience for this kind of rage. Sometimes I think about all those angry boys from high school wearing Slipknot shirts and I wonder how many showed up to destroy democracy on Jan. 6, ya know?
Nope. Look, as someone who's vehemently against all organized religion, some of the songs here made me nauseous and angry at the dopey "aw shucks, I'm just a good ol' Christian, putting up with all these sinners" shtick. I also despise almost all country music, so, yeah, put it in the trash and set it on fire.
fun and jangly, though it starts feeling a little same-y halfway through.
Rocked my sox off!
I like weird, but this one was too weird, mostly an unpleasant listening experience, though that might've been the point?
This album feels like a really great EP. I like all the songs that have that great orchestra backing them, the others, not so much.
I loved this! Fantastic beats and arrangement, creative and unique. Plus bonus star because I've got a soft spot for British rap.
Aw yeah, this is my jam. The vibes of this really take me back. Big nostalgia feels with this one. And it's so great to finally know who did that song I've heard a billion times and stuck in my brains but I never knew who it was (Only Love Can Break Your Heart)
Just not for me, the songs are too same-y and get a little annoying pretty quickly.
I know this album a lot less than several of their other albums, so while I really only knew one song well, I really enjoyed listening to it today. Takes me back to my childhood.
Not for me, mostly boring. I liked the song "High Horse," because it was one of the only tracks with any energy behind it.
Very strange, but also very compelling. It really works as a soundtrack to an unfilmed noir flick, which I love the idea of. It kinda inspires you to make up your own movie while listening.