3 + 3The Isley Brothers
Some timeless classics
Some timeless classics
Never heard of Wire before and I'm not surprised - mediocre punk, lacks the raw energy and excitement of other punk bands.
Experimental, definitely not mainstream. Could be improved with a joint or two.
It has some good songs, but I always thought that it was a bit pretenious and self-indulgent - my opinion hasn't changed.
Didn't like The Smiths in the 80s and I still don't like them. The title of their 1984 single "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" sums up how I feel after listening to this album. Pretensious self-righteous twaddle. Anyone whinks that The Smiths were great should listen to "Frankly, Mr Shankly" - surely, they're taking the piss.
I was expecting pure metal, but the album is actually quite melodic in places. Nothing that grabs me.
A classic, featuring the eponymous 1999, the brilliant Little Red Corvette, and the hypnotic Automatic.
Pleasant, with a couple of stand out tunes. Would make good background music for when I'm working.
Straddles the border between genius and insanity, veers between radical and self-indulgent.
A classic Cream album with two of their most famous tracks "Sunshone Of Your Love" and "Tales of Brave Ulysses", but also with the totally weird "Mother's Lament".
Are they called The Cardigans because they're a bit wooly? Defintely the strangest and most uninspired version of Iron Man that I've ever heard.
One of my all time favourite albums including the stupendous tracks Baba O'Reilly, Won't Get Fooled Again, and Behind Blue Eyes. I was never much of a fan of the Who, but these three tracks are outstanding.
I've not listened to Alice In Chains before and they'r enot bad. A cross between the heavy metals riffs of metal kings Black Sabbath and the harmonies of Wishbone Ash. I like them and might even get the album.
Too repetitve. I like electronic music and I'm a big fan of Tqangerine Dream, but this is electronic baby food for the ears.
I can see the attraction but it's not for me - I wouldn't turn it off though.
I can see whey this album was largely ignored by critics and the public at the time of its release - the big mystery is how it got on this list.
Surely there are better Elvis Costello albums? Apart from "Watching The Detectives" - which wasn't on the original album - I don't think that I've heard any of these tracks before. Average.
Great stuff - full of energy and life. Irish Folk-Punk at its finest. Loved it.
Definitely not a timeless classic - it sounds like a cross between The Damned and The Stranglers, and very much late 1970s / early 1980s.
boring soft jazz-rock-folk - baby food for the ears.
Saw Devo live at Knebworth in 1978 - definitely a Marmite band. Who can forget the quirky (I Can't Get Me No) Satisfaction, the controversial Mongoloid ,and the definitive Devo track Jocko Homo?
I wouldn't listen again through choice, but I would listen if there was no other option. Some songs are quite pleasant but not really my type of music.
Sounds good until the singing starts - sounds like th singer is in pain. Spotifiy played Warsaw by Joy Division song after playing this album and in comparison it seemed like a happy song.
Not a fan of this particular Neil Young album, especially folloing on from "After The Goldrush" and "Harvest" - both of which I prefer.. Yes, some of the songs show real emotion, but to my ears, the vocals on some of the tracks sound off.
Always liked Depeche Mode, but I wasn't familiar with any of the songs on this album. Not bad, but not great.
Not really a jazz fan, but this album has the classic "Blue Rondo à la Turk" and the unforgettable "Take Five"; the rest of the album - meh!
Liked the opening blues track. Some of the other tracks sound like they're very much of the 60s but not too bad. Some tracks remind me why I never really got into Captain Beefheart.
Interesting album. First couple of tracks are reminiscent of the Rolling Stones, but then you get the haunting We Will Rock, and then it morphs into a proto-punk, some years before "proper" punk arrived on the scene.
Pleasant, but not exciting. Wouldn't switch it off, but wouldn't play it by choice, and I would not be upset if I never heard it again. I'm not surprised that I'd never heard of this band before today.
Wikipedia describes this as Psychedelic / Progressive Soul / Funk - I'd describe it as inoffensive soulful funky lift music and nothing to write home about.
A couple of great tracks, but I prefer the earlier Talking Book and Innervisions albums. There are a couple of standout tracks including Isn't She Lovely, As, and Pastime Paradise which was later covered by Coolio as Gangsta's Paradise.
A couple of good tracks, but most are just a whining Jewish-American intellectual.
Started off like 70's funk, but it's a interesting mix of ragga, reggae, dub, latin, and ska. I liked it.
It's beginning to sound a bit dated now, but it's fared a lot better than most of the punk albums from that era.
Haven't listened to this in years. This type of soft-rock is beginning to sound a bit dated now, but still a few stand-out classics such as "Show Me The Way", "Baby, I Love Your Way" and "Do You Feel Like We Do".
Classic big-band music. Personally, I've never seen the point of it, but I beleive it was very big in the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
Is it me, or does all hip-hop sound the same? The game seems to be to try to spot the sample.
It's hard to believe that this is now more than 40 years old, so I guess that's why it doesn't sound as fresh and exciting as it did back then. Abit dated, but still good.
Apart from a few tracks such as "Sara" and the quirky "Tusk", I thought that this was a pretty lacklustre album, certainly not as good as "Rumours".
Quirky, harmless, not exciting; not sure how NME gave this an "album of the year" award
I never understood the attraction of C&W, but I was surprised by the snetiments expressed by the lyrics of the title track. Otherwise, not an album for me.
Beginning to sound a bit dated now, but it's still a classic. An historic album.
Country and Western of the worst type - lot's of twanging guitars. Hate It
It's French. Need I say more?
You can tell it's from the 60s. Lot's of harmonies, but some experiemtal stuff as well.
Classic songs from The Temptations
Quirky - hard to assign to a particular genre; some tracks are like C&W performed by Lou Reed. Some tracks feel a bit pretentious.
Part of the soundtrack of life in the late 90s, early 00s. Includes the ubiquitous "Praise You", plus the classic "Right Here Right Now".
How is this spce-rock? Hawkwind are spce-rock! This is quite pleasant, a bit spaced-out maybe, but that's it.
Vocals are very reminiscent of David Bowie, overall sound is quite pleasant - not rock, but not pop either.
Interesting, like a funky version of Santana.
Not the album cover that I remember! Classic Hendrix at his best - Crosstown Traffic, Voodoo Chile, Gypsy Eyes, All Along The Watchtower, and Voodoo Child (Slight Return).
Rock? Folk- rockmaybe, although given that they're American, country-rock is probably more appropriate. And they try to be funny on some tracks, but fail miserabvly. I can understand why I've never heard of this band before.
Not sure why this particular Traffic album was chosen - hopefully some of the others will make an appearance later on. Very 1960's but hints of what's to come.
Didn't like it. Rock should be exciting - this is boring.
I was never a deadhead for some reason, Not quite what I was expecting from a band that was once one of the loudest in the world. Reminded me of Man but more "mellow" if you know what I mean. Would I buy it - probably not, but I would definitely listen again.
Based on the first track, I was anticpating yet another uninspiring punk album, but it was better than that. Nothing really grabbed my attention though.
I liked it. Similar to Faithless and The xx.
Some Dylan classics - "Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Mr. Tambourine Man", and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue". I also quite liked "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" which I'd nevert heard before.
Undecided. Quirky, moody. Previously, I was only familair with the Johnny Cash cover of "Hurt".
Some of the tracks sound so dated, but then they are almost 60 years old! Apart from "Over, Under, Sideways, Down" I've never heard any one these songs before.
It's Slipknot - do I need say anything else?
I was already very familiar with the opening track "Wordy Rappinghood", but the other tracks were new to me. More of the same: strange, quirky, avant garde - mixed feelings.
Apart from the brilliant and controversial title track, the rest of the album is uninspiring.
Intesring mix of styles, mainly singer-songwriter, but opening with an arabic sounding song, and including some in an opeartic style. Not really my style of music, but pleasant background mudic.
Starts off as punk-rock, but then morphs into some sort of country-rock. Not impressed.
The tracks "Astronomy Domine" and "Interstellar Overdrive" are portents of greatness to come. Other tracks, including "Flaming" and "Bike", are typical of the psychedelic music of that era.
I'm not a C&W fan, but that voice is just amazing. I wasn't familiar with most of these songs, but I liked them; I never knew that Johnny Cash did a cover of "Green, Green Grass of Home". The album captures the atmosphere of the concert succinctly.
This album is older than me! Historic slice of American folk-blues.
Four stand-out tracks: "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", "Thriller", "Bbeat It", and "Billie Jean", but then you have the naff "The Girl Is Mine" - even so, a stupendous album.
Quite pleasant, but nothing special. I'd never heard of Nick Drake before - it seems that he only made three records before his premature death.
Interesting mix of musical styles and languages. I preferthe reggae tracks.
Quite good, but not outstanding - would make a good support group, but I wouldn't pay to see them.
I had to occasionally remind myself that this was Bruce Springsteen and not Bob Dylan, but I prefer this "Americana" style to his rock.
I'm not usually a jazz fan, but this is quite funky in places, mellow in others - very enjoyable.
Apart from "Common People" the album is pretty average.
Angry rap metal. Brilliant, especially "Killing In The Name Of"
Another classic album from "The The".
What can I say? The title track is perfection.
What can I say? This was their debut album and yet it contained such amazing and groundbreaking songs, such as "Break On Through", "light My Fire", and "the End", not too mention ""The Crystal Ship", and "Alabama Song".
Not my favourite Talking Heads album - the only highlight is the classic "Psycho Killer".
The production might be great, but I prefer the energy of their earlier albums.
More classic music from The Doors: the rocking "Roadhouse Blues", plus the moody "Waiting for the Sun" and "The Spy".
Although I was never a big rock 'n' roll fan, this is part of my musical history. Without the likes of Little Richard (and others) we would never have had the music we have today. Revolutionary!
This album doesn't contain any of their big hits (as far as I'm aware); some tracks sound like The Beatles, while others are a bit country and western in style, with a couple of very experimental tracks thrown in. Interesting.
A mix of Irish/Scottish folk and rock, but neither one nor the other. Not bad, but not great either. I keep expecting each song to turn into their big hit "The Whole of the Moon"
Very strange album. Slovenian death metal with Queen covers and songs in German.
I've never "got" Hip-Hop. Boring!
I wouldn;t have classified this as hip-hop. Interesting mix of styles and samples.
Many have covered "Without You", but perdonally I don't think that anyone has bettered the Nilsson version. Anumber of very commercial songs, e.g. "Gotta Get Up", and "Jump Into The Fire", plus the rather annoying "Coconut".
Classic ZZ Top, contains the signature "La Grange".
The ultimate Hawkwind album and one of the best live albums ever.
Dark, sombre, and moody - classic Joy Division. Love it!
The album that inspired countless musicians. Some tracks are a little bit too experimental for my taste, but there's a couple od stand-out tracks like "Venus In Furs".
I thought that Taylor Swift was C&W, but I had to check that the opening track "Welcome Yo New York" wasn't Lady Gaga; the entire album was pop music and could have been by any female artist, Not bad, but nothing blew me away either.
Loved the bluesy "The Fun Lovin' Criminal".Interesting corss between hip-hop, blues, funk, rap, and rock.
Dated. Some of the tracks sounded like they were from the soundtrack of a Western movie.
I didn't realise that punk was still a thing in 1995, although "Mansize Rooster" sounds like it could have been inspiration for the Kaiser Chiefs. I quite like the classic "Alright" but didn't realise it was by Supergrass - if pushed I would have said Blur or Squeeze. Pretty average on the whole.
Probably groundbreaking at the time, but not for me, although I quite liked "Easy Money".
Not a fan of C&W, and not a fan of this albu,m.
To me a lot of American punk bands seemed to be fake and just trying to attract attention with their "look at me I'm a bad boy" antics designed to shock - this band is no exception and it hasn't aged well.
Who? Pleasantly boring.
She blew me away when she appeared on Live Aid and I bought this album on the Monday. It's still relevant and still a great album.
Never understood the attraction.. Includes the iconic "I'm A Man", but little else of interest.
1970's soul/r&b/funk. Pleasant enough but not earth shattering - no "Move On Up", or "Superfly".
Groundbreaking album: the eponymous track "Exodus" is brilliant, as is "Jamming", "Waiting In Vain", and the "One Love / People Get Ready" medley.
It's hard to beleive that this album is over 50 years old - it's still a great album. The opening track "Take It Easy" is timeless.
I was never a big Bruce Springsteen fan and could never see what all the fuss was about. That said, this album contains the classic Springsteen tracks "Born in the U.S.A.", "I'm on Fire", and "Dancing in the Dark".
Very likeable English folk music. I was familiar with the title track "Pink Moon", but not the other songs. Quite liked it.
Not bad, but top 1000? I don't think so, as it's nothing special.