Listened to it previously.
Good a side but the back half lags.
Surprisingly guitar heavy outside of the singles and a bit more...prog than I was expecting in there extended breakdowns/solos.
The guitar is iconic and the vocals work within the genre. A majority of the lyrics can be pretty dumb. But if that's what you want you got it.
Early beastie boys is almost weird al Yankovic level parody of run dmc.
This resonates to a late 90s early 00s soundtrack. It's like quintessential of that time in mind. The field recordings of NYC pimps and drug dealers feels a little exploitative.
Enjoyed it quite a lot! Can hear the reggae/Ska sound in it that was punk at the time right?
I really like this album start to finish. Iconic. Musically tight. Made me nostalgic for the time in which it was made.
It's really "fun" but juvenile. Reads like journeymen entertainers on the circuit getting exposed to more earnest punk acts and packaging it in a more palatable form. I can see kids of the time thinking they like punk rock with this as their only sample point.
Surprisingly fun but short and repetitive. Can feel the energy of excitement around the new rock and roll sound
David Bowie did not musically wow me on this album. But Bowie for the size of his catalog, doesn't wow me a ton musically. He does however export that artistry that supercedes his music. He's an entire experience. So this album in a vacuum is pretty mid for me but I don't hold it against Bowie at all because with him it was never just an album. Since I'm rating the music I have to be honest.
Solid album, can really hear the classic folk inspiration in Dylans delivery of timeless(sadly) messages of peace. I think what's interesting about Dylans lyrics are I feel myself knowing what he's going to say before he says it since they're simple enough but they're still enjoyable.
Totally appreciate them but not for me. The songs back to back become grating and repetitive.
I was surprised by how much I liked this. Felt more like hair metal than what I think of as metal.
Really liked it. Calm syncopated sounds.
Pretty middle of the road for me, buoyed by the genre diversity on display.
Pretty chill and sexy
I love this album and was very happy to told to listen to it.
I think this plays out as maybe culturally important and "right place right time" musically. I don't hear anything that wows me, but maybe in the context of 'this band (that is in the collective consciousness at the time) did a great album for them so it gets accolades for it. But devoid of that context it's just an OK album.
I did not think I'd like this as much as I did. Solid from start to finish.
Solid album but didn't wow me
I can't deny that this is a very good album but it's hard to divorce it from when it came out. I'd give a 3 or 4 based of the music and the content. The fact that Bowie created an epitaph in vinyl is so apt to him that it should be a 5. But I've not been taking that into account with others so I can't here.
I'm split on this, a lot of classic songs but also some clunkers. Ooby dooby was poor. And some of the a side had some solid blues rock.
I never thought I'd like this album as much as I did based off the name.
Great album that I didn't "get" initially when it came out. It's calm but confronting.
Vocally impressive but pretty boring to me
Quintessential sound but not for me
Pretty good, never listened to it but was an impactful anti war message.
Pretty boring outside the single. Some of the songwriting was painful.
I'm shocked but I actually really liked this start to finish. I never thought radiohead was for me. But I think before there big turn in kid a I might enjoy it more. Haven't listened to ok computer but I'm sure it's in this list.
The first track was very guns n' roses so I was a bit uninterested and then the Ska kicked in and I was wowed. Unfortunately there's a couple of those OK rock songs interspersed in the great Ska. I'm torn between a 3 and 4 because of that.
I expected to hate this because I don't think I like those Yorks falsetto vocals. However I ended up enjoying the atmosphere of the album much more than I thought
Solid live album. Lots of lyrics around doing drugs, violence towards, women, violence towards self, violence in general.
Fine album but didn't wow me
This album immediately engaged me and I loved it. So diverse and special.
Impressive fusion of genres and performed masterfully. But for me, an overall bored experience.
Some stand out classics and some songs I hadn't heard before that I enjoyed but overall the tracks were very similar, nit much variation.
I was surprised by the depth of this albums tracks, I only remember the titular track as being from this album, and thought the rest were from earlier albums. Pretty surface level commentary. I think this album got turned into a musical and I can see why you could really thread a narrative of a despondent youth through the songs.
Kinda of cool to see the connective tissue between hair metal and more modern metal represented by the offspring here.
Boring and melodramatic. Run of the mill Morrissey but I get how he was poignant for a generation
It's not loveless and that burdens it for me. Still some really great songs on it.
Fine I just don't think I like the instrumentation/production which I recognize was of its time and seminal.
These were all pretty energetic and fun but it's a bit holier than thou lyrics.
Solid. Holds up both as DNA to everything that comes after it and as a stand alone album