Steve Albini: master of noise Post-punk meets noise rock meets industrial meets awesome.
Fun eclectic record. Did not expect the reggae and carribbean influences which were a nice touch along with the usual rock and blues
Nothing but bangers. L.A. sleaze with more danger than hairspray. Classic.
A 2000's hip-hop classic. Doors sample on The Takeover is fun HOV is a much better poet than Morrison and probably less of an asshole. I remember when the NAS beef was a thing. Do they still have beef? Probably not, they're too old and too rich. Remember when Jigga was only worth 120 mil? I forgot Eminem was on this. So 2001. I miss Em's old playful style before he became the Rap God of spiritual lyrical miracle rappers. The album that for better or worse (better IMO but some might debate...) introduced the world to Kanye West. Hugely culturally relevant album in hindsight. In 2022 it's really easy to hear which tracks are the Ye ones: the good ones with the soul samples. Girls, Girls, Girls is probably not PC anymore but still less egregious than the Beastie Boys of Motley Crüe songs with the same name. Decent album overall but too long like most rap albums from the CD era
Nice early Saturday morning album to accompany a cup of coffee and the latest awful headlines from the frontlines of neo-liberal collapse. A pleasant soundtrack to observing the early stages of an unfolding apocalypse from a relatively safe distance. Punk poetics.
Fun and funky songs for the mildly alienated. Disco for art students, but way better than that description sounds.
Talented hipster bullshit. The sense of self-importance is palpable.
Steve Albini: master of noise Post-punk meets noise rock meets industrial meets awesome.
Cool post punk grooves. Some songs almost had a ska vibe in the rhythms which I dig. Will check out again.
Hard, funky and soulful.
Fun, fun, fun until daddy takes the t-bird away
A few bangers but a lot of skippable tracks. Mix is super clean, compressed and completely lifeless. Should have picked Iowa.
Chill Montreal cafe vibes.
Talented but...*makes jerk-off motion*
Chill dreamy vibes
Fun, catchy rock 'n roll. Didn't realize how many songs on this album I was already familiar with. New York City Cops bangs. Will give 4 stars because I'm having fun and I like simple rock 'n roll despite that these are New York rich kids making a commercial version of the kind of music created by punks and legit bohemians at CBGBs in the 70's
Sgt. Pet Sounds Satanic Airplane's Request
Sleek, sexy synthetic sounds
This band has never really connected with me, but there are a few thrash bangers and a lot of prescient lyrics on here that make it enjoyable.
The album title says it all.
Doesn't hit as hard as when I was 14 but still a classic. Too long like most Metallica albums.
Nice mellow early morning wake-up album.
Dissonant and percussive. Oddly chill yet abrasive. 4 stars with the caveat it could go up to 5 with repeated listens
Weird, funky, synth-driven post-punk. Probably not something I'll jam again since the long songs try my patience but respect the talent and unique vision
"Boomer: The Album"
I'm a bigger fan of the group's earlier ska-focused material but this is an interesting, fun album. Almost like a 2-Tone Sgt Peppers. Our House is still a classic.
Funky fresh soul
Extremely 1967... in a good way
Hits all the sweet spots for this genre. Listened twice. Consider me a new Tracy Chapman fan!
Interesting album. The mellow parts pull you in to make the loud parts even more impactful
Fun in the Cali sun
A proto-hardcore classic
Very fun art U.K. punk. Will be checking out more of this band
Sounds like The Smiths, Killing Joke, New Order and The Beatles put in a blender with a generous helping of coke and ecstasy sprinkled in
The sound of a generation trying to cling to their rebellious youth while plundering the planet and rigging the markets to enrich themselves at the expense of future generation. Boomer drivel.
Whatever it is about metal you like, Sabbath did it first.
Good songs and I get the counterculture appeal at the time but nobody needs an hour and a half if live Dylan in one sitting.
*in Arnold voice* "Vhy is der trumpet at da beginning? Fack off vit da trumpet! Dis is rock mewsick for GIRLY MEN!"
Sloppy controlled chaos.
Punk 'n roll!
Moody, mellow and mysterious
Fun collection of swinging, grooving jazz bops.
Jimmy must be raising some funky chickens in that shack!
Solid 90's adult contemporary pop
These songs sound faster, harder and rawer than any versions I've heard before. The electrified energy in the room is palpable. Makes you really understand why parents and authorities were so freaked out about the power and energy of rock 'n roll. R.I.P. to one of the greats!
Fine but not much to latch in to
Cinematic in scope on both the storytelling and production sides. The only album I've heard that feels this much like a movie.
Some decent 60's folk rock. Didn't hate it.
Too many instruments, too many songs, not enough interesting ideas to back it up.
Enjoyed this more than I was expecting. Some groovy '60s vibes that bring the Doors to mind.
Some solid 80's new wave that opens with a bona fide classic of the genre. 3.5 but will round up to 4 just for Take On Me
AC/DC have essentially been writing the same two songs their whole career. Thankfully they're pretty good songs.
Hard tracks hit hard but lots of filler
Smooth, groovy reggae vibes from the master
Doesn't quite live up 70's Bowie, but everything the man touches is a work of art.
Dire Straits is what you'll be in if you came to this album looking for something that doesn't suck
Been long time since I've listened to this but God DAMN does it hold up! Starting to realize this may have influenced my musical tastes more than I realized because everything I like about dark, moody music is present on this LP.
A.K.A. The Beatles get high AF and make an album
Very Beatles influenced 90's alt. Not the most interesting music but not boring or bad either.
Legendary. Best served with fine herbs.
A hip-hop classic from right before the genre got super gangsta. Smoothe flows, jazzy beats and thoughtful rhymes.
One of the reasons I believe music to be the most superior art form is the way that it attaches itself to memories. To me, this album is the soundtrack to long evenings of bitter pints, dirty bong rips and thoughtful conversations with my good friend Ryan who I met on a landscaping crew. Now he owns his own landscaping business. Hardest working motherfucker I know. Music for the working man to rest his weary bones to after a long, brutal week.
If I stumbled across this being played live at an outdoor festival in the summer I would probably dig it, but completely does not fit the vibe of the Pacific Northwest in the fall.
Sounds like someone trying REALLY HARD to make a CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED album length artwork. Good attempt but doesn't quite hit the mark.
Super fun hip-hop album that feels like a precursor to MF Doom with the conceptual aspect. You probably couldn't get away with a lot of these lyrics nowadays. Or is hip-hop immune from woke mobs? Either way, thoroughly enjoyable listen and I will likely go back to it
I'm sure this is someone's jam but it sure ain't mine...
Pop production at its most '80's, upbeat dance tracks with great hooks, hard-hitting lyrics. Not a perfect album but close.
Total classic. No bad songs
Funky smoothe soul
Amy has such a unique character to her voice and lyrics. An incredible album for a debut and her oeuvre only improves on the next one.
Beautiful poignant vocal jazz
An important album for alternative music but could be about a quarter the length shorter. Makes a statement but it really did NOT need to be an hour and 11 minute statement.
Some good groovin'
Not for me
Some interesting ideas with a big bucket of LAME dumped on top of everything
Not quite the perfect album he's about to put out a year later with The Attractions but pretty damn close!
Thoroughly enjoyed the jazzy modern soul vibes.
Smoothe, sexy fingerpicking. Great melancholy vibes.
A great collection of covers and originals. This music may sound super tame today, but I can imagine how square society reacted to the pounding beats and primal shrieks as John Lennon belts out the new gospel of materialism on "Money"
A bit of folk, bit of country, bit of blues, lots of smoky saloon vibes...until the last track whisks you away to the Tangiers, to sit beside William Burroughs in an opium stupor.
It's fine I guess but it ain't no Pixies and didn't need a third of the songs
Competent, catchy hard rock but the songs kinda blend together.
Got some vibes but like most 90s albums, too long.
Catchy celtic rock that probably inspired the Dropkick Murphys
A fine collection of moody indie rock tunes, though nothing mind blowing
Not my vibe right now but I may go back to this later
Not the Boys greatest but certainly a landmark in the art of sampling
Beautiful, haunting and poetic from start to finish
Super fun slice of punk 'n roll
Some smoothe 90's R&B, but ultimately not really my thing
Needs more song 2's so 2 stars
This album makes me think of a college dorm room that reeks of bong water, but Marley will always deliver the reggae goods
Sounds like urban punks trying to be hillbillies and I'm hear for it
Isn't She Lovely gets stuck in my head at least a few times a month. Some classic soul tracks on here but probably didn't need to be this long
Why this album? Sonic Youth have way better ones. It's a decent SY effort I guess but far from their best
Really slams at parts but just irritating at others. Experiment with dub doesn't really pay off. Maps I'd still an indie rock classic though
A raw early version of the sound, but I love everything this band does
All the rad Sonic Youth vibes but with actual songs now!
Damn this is some solid, hard-hitting psychedelic rock! Shades of proto-punk. Super enjoyable listen with herbal enhancement
Solid 90s alt. Slows down a bit at the end but plenty of bangers
Love this. The Iron Man cover seals the deal for a 5
Cali fun times! The template for every 80's poodle rocker
I'm generally not big on long-ass double albums, but this thing is a masterpiece. I can hear the influences all over modern emo, indie and alt rock.
Pretty meh. A few too long songs and overall not very exciting
Not every song hits the mark 100% but a pretty solid collection of first-wave U.K. punk bangers.
One of T-Swift's best, busting with pop bangers
More like sleepy Nick and the Snooze Alarms