very chill classic rock. made me think of an american countryside movie soundtrack instantly. calm and peaceful. "round & round" sounds like dying from old age and "running dry" feels like the suicide of a wasted one (i like this one so much). very cool guitar solos. i've actually enjoyed the instrumental way more than the vocals. definitely it gets better with every song, didn't make a jaw-dropping impression with the first tracks. overall it's a piece of solid classic rock music but nothing special for me, wouldn't be my first choice in this genre, i'd need to be in a very specific mood to be listening to this whole album again. favourite track: "running dry" (the instrumental is so fucking good it made me think of 4 am summer morning out the window smoking). least favourite track is probably "cinnamon girl" (thought lana del rey covered that one honestly).
the first thing i noticed to enjoy was the lyrics. it just made sense to me. for some reason the fact that it was recorded live made the whole album better in my eyes. speaking of the music itself, very classic, like a fundament of country music. i am not the biggest fan of the genre, i listen to it from time to time, but those specific songs sound actually great. maybe an old classic country is something for me. definitely it put me in a good mood and that's a big advantage. bad thing i noticed is that every song sounds very similar to one another and it'd be hard to distinguish which one is the one. but the melody is good obviously so i can't complain. favourite track: "at folsom prison" and "cocaine blues", least favourite track: couldn't actually choose.
i was very sceptical at the first sight, not gonna lie. but i have to admit this album has a bunch of quality music! despite not knowing what the fuck he's singing about (obviously) my encounter with this album was really pleasant. once again i was introduced to excellent instrumental parts which i enjoyed the most. listening to this album is a whole new experience. previous albums were unknown to me, but still, they sounded familiar. in this case, i hear something that is fresh and not yet fully discovered by me. and i like this because it's definitely giving a new perspective for my music taste. the music seems to rely heavily on the cultural background and ethnicity of the artist. i think the music is well composed, but it wouldn't be something i'd go for daily. in some cases i got bored of the sounds that i felt were repeated. it wasn't the best thing i heard in my life but i like the fact that it's something new, probably more than the album itself. i think that my perception would be completely different if i were familiar with the culture because now i feel like i don't fully understand the music and the thought behind it. i have a problem deciding whether i like this one or not. although i appreciate the experience of getting to know this side of music, i'll keep this album in mind. favourite track: "tudo o que voce podia ser" and "me deixa em paz"; least favourite track: "nuvem cigana"
"Either/Or" is the representation of mystical and melancholic music, it perfectly reflects the feeling of dissociation and isolation. This album is just emotionally and aesthetically pleasing. I think Elliott Smith is best known for his voice which is both very smooth and sounds like a soft cry, it's absolutely one-of-a-kind. Listening to it is simply a pleasure. And it's not only his voice that I so alluring and makes you want to listen to his music. It's a bunch of quality products put together in those songs: the music, lyrics, and the whole mood associated with this album are just phenomenal. I am unapologetically a big fan of this piece of art. favourite tracks: "Between the Bars" and "Cupid's Track"; least favourite track: there isn't any.
This is one of Radiohead's best albums. The lyrics are incredibly thoughtful and poke you from the inside, it's so relatable you're instantly drawn to it, the music is sensual but in a very gentle and beautiful way, and obviously, the voice of Thom Yorke never disappoints, adding the edge to the overall sound. It's not possible to get the wrong impression of that album, even when you're not a big fan of that sort of music. Every minute of it is very emotional and almost ethereal in its feeling. It's interesting how the music touches your feelings in a personal way and yet manages to attain an otherworldly and mystical attitude to it. "In Rainbows" is just a solid representation of what art and experimental rock should look like, giving an excellent example of abstraction and realness merged together in music. Favourite track: "All I Need", Least favourite track: None.
I would've never guessed the album is from 1969. The music is very modern, with all the orchestral and guitar sounds put together as a whole. The music is very smooth and just feels good. It literally rises your vibes to the top. The instruments and vocals work very well with each other. It's very chill to listen to, no concerns here. When I think of soul music this is exactly what I envision. Favourite track: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic", least favourite track: "One Woman"
Kate Bush is absolutely a one-of-the-kind, other-worldly and extraordinary queen of art pop. It really takes a literal genius to make music quite magical like this. "Hound Of Love" are undeniably unmatched by any other album. There's nothing quite like this experience, which feels at least like an acid trip or out-of-the-body experience. What I appreciate in this album is definitely the spiritual meaning behind the lyrics and folk accents, which both are intensifying the feeling of fascination and attraction towards this music. Every single element has its own reason here and it plays a crucial role in the understanding of Kate Bush's music purpose. The album has its own dramatic yet very romantic and delicate atmosphere which I believe is impossible to replicate in any way. Favourite track: "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God), no least favourite tracks (obviously).
I really want to like it, but... it's bland. Like it's missing something, the spice, the flavour. It's not entirely awful, it's just as simple as a children's storybook. There's nothing surprising or exciting about it. Don't get me wrong, music doesn't have to be complicated and complex to be good. It can be simple yet enjoyable. This one just isn't. The experience was very tiring because every song provides the same emotional level, so I found it hard to actually get into that music. If I came across this music anywhere I'd just skip it, it's not interesting at all. No wonder that album was forgotten a long time ago. I love rock (not even sure if I can call this album "rock" at this point) it was just exhausting to get through. I've been counting every minute I have left til the end, bored and wanting to turn off the music. Facourite track (the least bad): "The Ground Beneath Her Feet", least favourite: the rest
An absolute pop classic full of hits. There's nothing wrong with this album. Adele has an absolutely beautiful voice and she used that to the fullest in those songs. Besides the hits that everyone knows and are obviously very good, the rest of the album doesn't disappoint either, providing tons of emotional stimulation and wonderful vocals. Although it is monothematic, giving us a love song and upbeat commercial hits for the radio. Unfortunately, Adele's voice seems to be the only reason for the album's great reception. Too cheesy or too bland songs are being saved by her astonishing singing skills, making this album work after all. But I guess everyone needs a simple love song once in a while. Favourite track: "Set Fire to the Rain", least favourite track: "I'll Be Waiting"
Another classic, but there I must say I'm disappointed with the experience. I see a lot of wasted potential here, or maybe there wasn't any potential at all? The use of harmonica was an interesting choice, but it worked with the music and that's I think the best thing for me in that album. Overall, I found the music... fine? Like, it's pleasant, nothing wrong with it, but it's just boring and monothematic. It's like listening to the same thing over and over again. I think with 15 tracks you can show off much more than just very quiet and monotonous music. Also, Bob Dylan has a very weird voice, that almost sounds like it's forced. Some may say that the man doesn't know how to sing, but I don't have a strong opinion about that. I couldn't figure out any of the lyrics of those songs, but when I finally read them it made sense, it was well-written, but the singing style covered it all, unfortunately. I can't point out any most and least favourite tracks, they all sound the same.
With the first sound, I ultimately immersed myself in that musical experience. The smooth and eerie voice of Alison Goldfrapp lined up with very mystical electronic sounds is a match made in heaven. What's important is that the music has different levels in itself, providing a variety of feelings and backgrounds to the album. The album is not only made with slow, calm and trippy songs, some of them are powerful in sound and hit harder than others. The album reminded me of the summer (mind you it's the middle of the autumn and I hate cold). Favourite tracks: "Human" and "Utopia", no least favourites.
This album is literally too much by all means. It sounds like every single member of the band is doing a different song. I got really confused by all the sounds and couldn't really focus. But I think it's essential for this album and if it was the effect they were going for, then they achieved it. Although, listening to this for more than an hour is truly tiring. I think the music is great, the guitars do a really good job of shaping the sound of the album. The thing I found the hardest to assimilate is the weird vocals, which just drive me crazy. The artist really went for oddity and strangeness all the way and did a good job sticking to that theme. I strongly believe this album has its own loyal followers. This type of music is not for everyone, and not for me either, at least not every day or I'll go crazy. Sometimes I found the music just unlistenable. Favourite track: "The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)", least favourite track: too many
Rod Stewart is commonly associated with something like music for grandmas and that's exactly how I was picturing it in my head actually. And you can sense that while listening to the album, it is very approvable and likeable for an old person. But I don't think it means that the music is terrible, because it sounds very solid to me. What is visible is the spirit of this decade and it's something that isn't now produced and probably never will be in the future. It stayed in the past and remained as those albums, such as 'Every Picture Tells A Story' by Rod Stewart. Long story short, I like it. Not love, but like. And I'm at peace with that. Favourite track: "Seems Like A Long Time", least favourite track: "That's All Right"
Very different from any album I came across here. The tracks are very long, above 12 minutes each, but for this kind of music, I think it isn't really that big of a disadvantage. Because if you go for that sort of music, you basically there for wonderful instrumentals and solos, which are all part of this album. I think it was very well-composed and I found it enjoyable. The music puts you at ease, it's perfect to just sit down and take time for self-care with this playing in the background. I especially liked the parts were African influences were the most visible, because cultural diversity in music is something I'm really fond of. I wasn't able to establish which one is the best and worst track for me here since there are only four of them and I decided to keep it like that-I liked everything.
Pink Moon is one sad, melancholic album. You can feel that from the first sound and the feeling stays with you until the end or maybe even longer. It's that type of music that gets to both your brain and heart, ultimately making you deeply understand what the author was going through there. The music isn't physically powerful, but it brings power through sound, meaning and message. Even though the music is slow, calm and very cool you can't call it boring or tiring. The album is absolutely well-composed and written by a master himself. It's a great piece of art. Fav track: "Pink Moon, least favourite track: none
Just an absolute classic. There's no song you could say a bad word about. There's a thing with those rock classics from the 60s and 70s: they're not only beautiful music pieces but also monumental historical moments. As a matter of fact, Led Zeppelin was quintessential for hard rock music, shaping the sound and attitude of the genre.