Didn't expect it to be so funky - seems like jazz rock. Piano was used well and I like Donald Fagen's voice. The lyrics were super random which is always fun. It's musically complex and well produced but still accessible. Fav track: 'I got the news'
Not a fan - sounds like shitty Beatles. I have tried to like psychedelia many times and I now accept that most of it is quite weird. I appreciate the Hendrix level of complexity much more than the actual genre. Favourite track: A House is Not a Motel. Like the folky feel.
It's not on Spotify! I'm so glad this came up, I've been meaning to properly listen to Joni Mitchell for ages but for some reason never got round to it. Such a beautiful voice. Favourite track: Hejira - haunting guitar and the lyrics are poetry, the 'comfort in melancholy'. The sadness of a breakup leads her to realise that love is the purpose of life, and also teaches her to cope with solitude
softer/electric experimental side of Miles is amazing. Each track feels like 5 different songs but with rhythmic, thematic and tonal consistency so it's not as if he just lumped an album into one song. Uses space really nicely. Doesn't showcase his trumpeting enough though - 5 star for me is Nefertiti and Kind of Blue (obviously). I also think the album cover is sick Fav: 'in a silent way' (but i loved both tbf)
WE ALREADY KNOWWWW ITS A GOAT favourite song: ham n eggs... LOL (probably luck of lucien but el segundo has a special place in my heart)
Pretty classic rock n roll, definitely an iconic sound but not hugely exciting. I really dislike the American dream lyrics but I guess there aren’t that many big artists who obsess over America so much so it’s not like it’s overdone it’s just annoying Favourite: something in the night but liked the drums on candy’s room
it feels like all i need to say is that this is the album with Borap on it so of course it's a goat. but i've never listened to the full album and it actually really surprised me with how much i loved it. mainly because it's got a song for all occasions - and there aren't many songs out there which are about loving your friends/loving your car. it's so fun and light, and seems so quintessentially british but also kind of satirical. and then takes a darker turn from prophets song. musically it's great, brian may really shone. the layered vocals are incredible. they use so many instruments, i think i heard a kazoo at one point? i thought i preferred a day at the races but i reckon this one is my fav queen album. id give it 9/10 but i'll round up also nostalgic, it reminds me of my mum :) favourite song: love of my life, but i've always known that - seaside rendezvous on this listen though
it's a fantastic and super unique idea - thrash metal with symphony orchestra?! the amount of creativity that went into this project must've been insane. production-wise i think the orchestra could have been emphasised more because all you could really hear was the violins. since the he strings and guitar compliment eachother so well, i think the lower timbers (brass section mainly) could've enhanced lars ulrich's drumming really nicely. i do love live albums and hearing the audience interaction, 90s metal scene was sick and this is a nice window. i'm firmly on 3.5/5, can't decide whether to round up or down Fav song: battery, it's a song that's so heavily metal and the orchestra adapts to this sound. amazing as an album ending because of that massive build of tension
Every song sounds identical and uses the same 12 bar blues riff. I definitely did not need to listen to this before dying Fav song: lonely planet boy
Pretty fun not much to say tho rly, contains some absolute bangers Fav (new) song: raise your hands
Was nice n easy on the ears Fav song: just my imagination
Definitely a big fan of the musicality of the Roots, this album was a bit samey for me though. Things fall apart should definitely be on this list Fav song: thought @ work, mainly for the drums