I liked the album overall (1). I also saved it to my Spotify library (1). 80% of the tracks were saved to my library from the album (3). I am very familiar with this album and consider it a personal classic (1). The first half of this album was so good I am giving it an extra point (1). 7 points total.
This album got really good in the middle. I’m not the biggest Steely Dan fan. I’ve never played this album before, though I did know the two singles. Night by Nigh and Pretzel Logic were my favorite tracks. The ones I did not like I was fairly bored by and wishing the song would end. Over all I’m glad I spun it, if only to find the Pretzel Logic song. Given that, I doubt I would play this again. I saved 6 songs to my library.
This was a difficult listen. The songs were slow and uninteresting, and I found it hard to get through the entire album. I didn't have any favorite tracks, as I didn't enjoy any of the songs on the album. Overall, I would give the album 1 out of 5 stars. It's not one that I would recommend to anyone, and it's an example of why some people dislike country music. I won't be listening to it again.
Lorde's second album Melodrama is a solid effort that showcases the young singer's growth and evolution as an artist. The album's lead single, "Green Light," is a catchy and infectious track that perfectly captures the excitement and energy of youth. The album's other standout track, "The Louvre," is a more introspective and emotionally resonant song that showcases Lorde's ability to craft complex and nuanced melodies. Overall, Melodrama is a solid addition to Lorde's discography. The album's production is top-notch, and Lorde's vocals are as powerful and captivating as ever. While not all of the tracks on the album hit the same highs as "Green Light" and "The Louvre," the album as a whole is an enjoyable and satisfying listen. If you're a fan of Lorde or pop music in general, Melodrama is definitely worth checking out.
A Night At The Opera is a solid album that showcases Queen's unique and iconic sound. The standout tracks, such as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "I’m In Love With My Car," demonstrate the band's ability to blend diverse musical influences into a cohesive and epic sound. However, other tracks like "Seaside Rendezvous" feel less inspired and detract from the album's overall impact. While this album may not be their best, it still has its moments of greatness, and fans of Queen will enjoy the classic rock sound on tracks like "The Prophet’s Song."
"Smokers Delight" by Nightmares on Wax is a chill and laid-back album that showcases the group's unique blend of trip-hop, ambient, and electronic music. The album's standout tracks, "Pipes Honour," "Wait A Minute/Praying For A Jeepbeat," and "(Man) Tha Journey," are moody and atmospheric, and they perfectly capture the laid-back vibe of the album as a whole. Overall, it's a solid album that is perfect for relaxing or unwinding after a long day. While it may not be for everyone, fans of trip-hop and ambient music will definitely find something to enjoy on this album.
Overall, I found "Among the Living" to be a solid album that showcases Anthrax's skill and expertise in the thrash metal genre. The band's musicianship is tight and the songs are well-written, with catchy riffs and powerful vocals from frontman Joey Belladonna. However, I did find myself a little bored by the album near the end. While the first half of the album is full of high-energy tracks that are sure to get your head banging, the second half feels a bit more repetitive and formulaic. Despite this, I still appreciate and respect the album for its place in thrash metal history.
Figure 8 is a powerful and compelling album that showcases the talents of one of the best singer-songwriters of all time. Smith's ability to convey deep emotion through his music and lyrics is truly impressive. Known for his intense and emotional lyrics, Smith's songs often explore themes of love, loss, and heartbreak. Figure 8, in particular, showcases his talents as a songwriter and musician, with complex and thought-provoking lyrics that have resonated with many fans over the years.
Funeral, the debut album from Arcade Fire, is a masterpiece that has stood the test of time. Released in 2004, it was a pivotal album for me during my college years and marked my introduction to the world of indie rock. This album grabs hold of the listener and doesn't let go. The driving drums and soaring violin melodies set the stage for an album full of emotional intensity and musical depth. "Wake Up", one of the album's most well-known tracks, is a rousing anthem that still gets heavy rotation on my playlists to this day. But it's not just the upbeat tracks that make Funeral such a memorable album. "Crown of Love" and "In the Backseat" showcase the band's ability to craft intimate, introspective ballads that are just as powerful as their more energetic tracks. And "Rebellion (Lies)", with its relentless energy and catchy chorus, is an anthem for anyone who has ever felt frustrated with the world. All in all, Funeral is an album that has had a lasting impact on me. It introduced me to the world of indie rock and pulled me deeper into that scene. It's an album that I still return to time and time again, and it's one that I highly recommend to anyone who loves passionate, emotionally charged music.
Clandestino by Manu Chao is a true gem of an album that effortlessly blends together a diverse array of musical styles, from reggae and ska to rock and Latin American rhythms. The result is a truly unique and vibrant sound that is both energizing and deeply soulful. One of the standout features of Clandestino is Manu Chao's ability to seamlessly incorporate a wide range of cultural influences into his music. From the laid-back reggae vibes of "Bongo Bong" to the Spanish-language rock of "Mentira," Chao effortlessly blends together a variety of styles and influences to create a sound that is truly his own. In addition to the diverse musical influences on Clandestino, the lyrics are also a highlight of the album. Chao's lyrics are politically charged and thought-provoking, tackling issues such as immigration, social justice, and the human condition with a keen wit and intelligence. This is an album that is sure to surprise and delight listeners with its unique blend of musical styles and thought-provoking lyrics. It is a true testament to Manu Chao's artistic vision and talent, and is a must-listen for fans of world music and anyone looking to expand their musical horizons.
Not my favorite 2Pac album but some solid tracks.
A solid back half starting with Higher Ground.
Ugh I love Phil Spector's wall of sound but I hate Christmas music....I'm so conflicted.
"And Justice for All" is an absolute masterpiece of thrash metal, if you enjoy being repeatedly smacked in the face with a chainsaw made of guitar riffs and drums. The complete lack of bass guitar only serves to enhance the raw, unbridled power of this album. It's like a never-ending adrenaline rush, except instead of a rush, it's more of a sustained, full-body assault. If you're a fan of having your ear drums permanently damaged, then this is definitely the album for you.
Amazing the way this album manages to be both futuristic and nostalgiciac at the same time.
How can you not love this album?
This album was boring, repetitive, and formulaic. It lost steam almost immediately and it never picked back up. The album was also about an hour or so too long. I did like "I See" and "Sanctuary" as standout tracks, but overall this album felt more like a showcase of MJ Cole's production skills rather than an enjoyable album listening experience.
The album is a mix of funky and fun tracks like "Da Funk" and "Around the World," which showcase the group's unique blend of house and techno music. However, the album also has some slower, more repetitive tracks that may could not hold my attention.
When the songs are good, man, they are REALLY good. But when they drag, I cannot wait for the next song. This is a perfect definition of a middle of the road album.
Black face on the album cover.... hmmm... still a great album and man can Janis sing!
There are some decent songs peppered in this album, "Big Iron" being the best, but "They're Hanging Me Tonight", "El Paso", and "The Master's Calling" stick out as great tracks too. What bogs this album down for me is how generic country the other songs sounded.
This feels like a weird bridge between Disco and New Wave.
You have to respect that this band had two albums in the top 10 of the US, done on their own experimental terms. Then the dude takes a break and quits the band to become a therapist. I love weird stories like that. Too bad the album only moderately holds up over time. While this album fits perfectly in the late 2000s and early 2010s, it's lost a lot of its luster years on. Stand out tracks are "Two Weeks", "Ready, Able", and "About Face".
What a voice!
Generic country riffs, generic country singing, generic country lyrics, generic country star rating. Avoid and stick with Turn Turn Turn.
This one is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I am enjoying it!
Classic album from one of my favorite singer-songwriters. However, it lacked the punch I remember it having (aside from 'State Trooper'). There are better Springsteen albums out there, but this is not a bad one!