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It’s certainly noise.
It’s certainly noise.
It was fine. It’ll enrage the boomers but it was all very same same to me, minus one song with a killer sax. We need more sax in our lives.
Enjoyed this! Boppy, fun, good vibes.
Oliver’s Army is so nostalgic for me, because my dad played it all the time when I was a kid. Still a bop. Really enjoy the rest of the album too - quite a few Bowie and ABBA vibes scattered throughout which I love.
Obviously has some bangers. Also enjoyed a lot of songs I didn’t know, Wild In The Streets especially was fun - great guitar! Very cohesive. Becoming slightly fatigued by decades-old rock after four in a row though.
I didn’t not enjoy it, but wouldn’t expect to return to this kind of sound unless I was at a sunny BBQ with friends or something. Nothing I truly disliked, it’s just not really a sound for me.
FINALLY A WOMAN’S VOICE. It’s taken me a week to get a woman. I’ve been wanting to get into Fiona Apple for a really long time, and this didn’t disappoint. Her voice is insane, and I really enjoyed it on first listen - I’d like to go back to it to really immerse myself and get to know the songs better.
Boppy. I really liked the instrumental track, The Teams That Meet in Caffs.
Super groovy, it was great as background music while working - and I mean that as a compliment. I made the mistake of reading Al Green’s Wikipedia though. Is there a way to opt out of being recommended people with a history of domestic violence (or similar) allegations? Should I avoid Googling until afterwards, because it ruined listening to the second half of the album lol.
Good melodies, loved the vibe, found the vocal was a bit annoying at points.
How the hell did I get two Pixies albums in a row? It’s fine, I don’t mind them musically but not a fan of the vocals (again).
Very weird and interesting. In The Neighbourhood sounds sonically like a Christmas song. Inoffensive and some of it was nice and relaxing to work to, but not something I’d return to.
….Absolutely not for me.
Groovy. It’s Business as Usual actually terrified me, though. What the hell? That was creepy. I’m a lyric listener mostly, so I don’t usually listen to instrumental, but it was fine.
Turns out I already had this version of Rudolph saved. The Ronettes version of Sleigh Ride gave me MAJOR retail flashbacks, but overall loved these versions of Christmas songs. A nice Christmas Eve listen.
Didn’t hate it, didn’t love it. Not really a rap gal, but sounded very 90s so enjoyed the nostalgia of it all.
Old school bangers! I’d never even heard of this man, lol.
LOVE 80s synth pop. Really enjoyed this!!
I really like this - it felt very easy listening and accessible to me. Lots of ballads/folksy vibes.
Sounds like I expected it to lol. Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it.
Was very chill. I liked the flow, and the whole production was very 90s which I like a lot.
I had never heard of this band and it turns out they’re from Perth lol. I am not sure why but I found this really, really cringe. Especially the opening track and Open For You. I think it’s the delivery coupled with the lyrics. Something about it turns me off it. It’s like some of these songs sound like religious Christian rock?
Late 70s synth-pop… yes. Sonically I really liked it. Quiet Life especially was a great vibe.
This was fun. Some of the songs felt too long, but I’m not huge on long instrumentals so that’s probably a me problem.
Funny this popped up four days before I see AM live (for the second time). Not my favourite Arctic Monkeys record but solid, of course.
Totally inoffensive but I wasn’t really grabbed by anything, other than thinking No One in the World was a fun track. Felt a bit too much like hotel lobby music to me, a little too ‘adult contemporary’, but her voice was great.
I really didn’t know what to expect with this, as I’ve never listened to raï music before and almost exclusively listen to music in English, but this was really fun! Such an enjoyable vibe, and put me in a great mood.
Enjoyable. A couple of songs on the second half - Ocean of Noise especially - were reallyyyyy great.
As soon as I saw those song titles I was apprehensive. They’re so long and pretentious, and I am no longer a 13 year old Panic at the Disco fan who likes that. But anyway, I was mostly pleasantly surprised. Musically, this was so interesting and I can definitely see why it was so well-received and considered so ambitious. I did a little reading on the concept which helped me understand it a little too. It was enjoyable enough, but nothing really “stuck” with me or perked my ears up, besides perhaps the second half of the second track which was very poppy. Chicago is also a great track. I was also way too long for me. But if I hear it playing in a coffee shop (it has big coffee shop vibes) at least I’ll know what I’m listening to.
Found the first four songs of this completely fine, not in a good way but an inoffensive way. But I absolutely HATED Untutored Youth and Outsmarted - the vocal delivery was not for me, and I then found all the rest of it totally irritating.
Felt a little too ethereal for me? I can’t find any other way to describe it. It was nice but not in a way that I’d want to return to.
I wanted to love this but the first few tracks were really grating to me. It picked up after a while and it was fun to listen to the album hits again. Ultimately I’d enjoy this as a one-off listen and would jam to Clint Eastwood if I heard it out and about, but it’s not something I’d return to.
Lots of funk, was nice to listen to in the background while working but not something I found super memorable or that I’d return to.
Good first impression, couldn’t remember much but overall I liked it sonically and would give it another go to see if it really sticks.
Such a banger! I’d forgotten how great The Killers are. This was so good I listened twice through. I need to add this to my regular rotation.
She has a nice voice but these songs were highly annoying. It’s probably because I am not American, but this kind of Americana folk is so grating.
I did not want to listen to this based on the first notes of the opening song, but I persevered and then nearly gave up again during a 7 and a half minute instrumental. KILL ME. After that (and before that let’s be real) most of the songs sort of blended together. I can appreciate that it was probably really great and transformative for its time. I actually liked the more psychedelic songs but mostly couldn’t get past how dated it was. I kept willing it to end which was… not a great sign.
This is one of my partner’s favourite bands so I was a little familiar already. Really liked the “vibe” of this, would definitely enjoy it in a live setting, but not something I’d listen to on the day-day-day as I’m not huge on electronic unless it’s in a club/at a gig or party.
Not offensive but also just… not for me.
I liked this better than the grunge album I got yesterday (Superunknown), so yay!
So it turns out I LOVE this new wave synthy goodness. Never met a synth I didn’t like. 😂 This is so enjoyable I want to explore more of Duran Duran’s discography.
I am surprised by how much I liked this - I had never even heard of this band before was a good commute listen, I’d happily return to it.
I was NOT expecting to like this. 😂 But I was in a particularly pissed off mood, so some of the especially clangy songs went off. It started to drag a bit long towards the end, but it was mostly enjoyable and entertaining (and I understand super basic German, so it was fun trying to figure out what everything was about).
So funky, so fun to boogie to while getting ready for work. Really enjoyed the vibe of it, and made me think I should explore funk more!
This was confusing for me. For example, parts of songs - like The Battle Of Epping Forest - I would really enjoy, but then other parts I hated, and when a song is 12 minutes long… geez. Overall, this is not really for me. Some of it was great sonically but overall it was too much not nice to make up for not enough nice. Give me solo Phil Collins any day.
I don’t really know what to say, because it was totally listenable but also didn’t move me at all. Very straight down the middle for me. I was pleasantly surprised by the production given the live album element though!
Gloriously weird. I’ve been meaning to visit Bjork’s discography for ages so this was a great introduction. Excited to hear more!
This is funky but didn’t really capture me - it felt a bit like I was on hold with a telco. I liked the vocals of the opening track, and probably would’ve enjoyed if the rest of the album wasn’t just instrumental. However, I think this would slap live! Just not something I want to listen to day-to-day with headphones.
Meh. I liked the instrumental better than anything with lyrics, which is unusual for me. Beck’s Bolero SLAPPED.
I had no idea I was going to know pretty much every song on this album. Not sure if this means my dad was a surprisingly big U2 fan while I was growing up or just how ubiquitous they were. At this point, U2 is essentially a meme so I wasn’t expecting greatness. But it was good - definitely not as derivative as you’d expect from online chatter. Would probably even listen again!
Wow. BASED af. Supporting abortion in the open song? Here for it. Things only got more good from there, critiquing war, govt, race politics, capitalism etc. Obsessed! Although, somewhat depressing to think this was made the year I was born and the things they are discussing have stayed the same or gotten worse. Boo. Sonically, this is not usually my thing. Something about the sparseness of 90s rap doesn’t click with me. But I loved it so much for the message that I didn’t even care.
Honestly, meh. I usually like the 80s New Wave stuff but nothing about this jumped out at me and I feel like it’s very forgettable… because I’ve forgotten everything about it.
Saw another review that said “I get it, but I don’t like it” and that’s essentially it.
Pleasant but unremarkable, except maybe 49 Bye-Byes which I really liked, nice bop.
It’s hard to rate this without bumping it up for the massive influence it and the Pistols had, but… eh. I’ve tried to be a punk gal but I just cannot get onboard. It’s not for me.
Never really thought I was a big reggae gal (growing up in NZ you hear A LOT of reggae 😂) but some of this was really enjoyable. Obviously o already knew the big hits like Three Little Birds, but Jamming was a big highlight.
I need to stop reading the wiki and reviews before/while listening because it always clouds my views. It’s definitely not one of MY best albums of all time, but I can see why it’s got that reputation critically. I really liked Unfinished Symphony- the female vocals slayed.
I really like Elvis Costello’s vibe and voice.
Okay I’ll be honest - I made it halfway through before I felt the need to listen to something else. It’s not that I didn’t like it, it’s just that I’m typical a lyric listener and I was on the bus, so it wasn’t really the ‘vibe’ for me to ignore that and just dance or enjoy it sonically. WOOPS!
I’ll vibe some pop-country (Taylor stan, hello!) but this is mostly too country-country for me.
LOVED THIS. Want I return to it and also check out their other stuff.
It’s certainly noise.
I’ve always thought Sweet Dreams was a banger of a song and now I think it was a banger of an album!
My dad’s favourite band, so it was very familiar and nostalgic. Also just an incredible, incredible album.
It was fine. Inoffensive and easy to listen to but zero staying power. It’s been 10 minutes and I barely remember what it sounded like.
This was weird. Lyrically, it was really good and I liked most of it sonically too. The background vocals are camp tbh. But Leonard Cohen’s talk-singing got annoying, fast, and made some of the tunes blend together for me.
I am typically a vocalist/lyrical gal so this was often out of my ‘zone’ but… great guitar playing? Lol
This was fine, but it’s a real feat to make a half hour album feel… too long. It felt repetitive and all blended into one for me after a while.
The ‘Ambient Works’ title was accurate. I’m not huge on electronic tunes but this sound fit my vibe well - great as background noise while working. It would probably be good in a cocktail bar or when you’re on hold too. I don’t know if that is a compliment, but I don’t necessarily mean it in a bad way. 😂 I just don’t think I’d like it if I was solely focused on what was playing through my headphones. It feels like it’s meant to play alongside your life, rather than define it, if that makes sense.
Was this released before or after Steven Tyler adopted a teenage groupie so he could take her across state lines? Usually try to listen to these without taking into account gross details about personal lives but that story is so notorious I can’t help it. Musically, it’s not my jam but also not something I’d actively avoid. Meh whatever.
Not by usual thing but I mostly enjoyed this. Some of it was based as hell 😂
I mean, he can play guitar? Cool.
All I can muster up is ‘meh’.
A little ‘harder’ than I usually like, but I was surprisingly into it. Loved the vocals.
I found this weird. It sounds 30 years older than it is. A weird mix of country and jazz, that felt inherently cringe to me. She has a great voice though.
I liked the first half more than the second, some of the more ballady tracks towards the end dragged on. Some of it was so fucking good - like Let The Bell Ring. But some it was so bad I had to skip - wtf was the Fable of the Brown Ape?
The comments about how he sounds like Meatloaf have ruined my life. But it feels weird that I’ve never heard a Springsteen record in totality. Was basically exactly what I expected, which isn’t a bad thing. He’s great.
She has a beautiful voice. I preferred the upbeat songs to the more ballady ones, but it was fun to hear something so different from everything else I’ve had from this list and what I’d normally listen to.
I love Janelle Monae but I’d never listened to this before - its delightfully weird and innovative, as you’d expect from her. Cold War is a BOP - the album really picks up after that.
This grew on me as it went on, but not something I’d return to.
I didn’t really click with the first three tracks, but from Enola / Alone i onwards I was sooo into this. A lot of the time with this list I can appreciate good music as good music, rather something high and then never return to it, but I would definitely return to this/add to playlists. Favourites: Interiors, Everything Must GO, Enola / Alone (SUCH A GOOD TRACK).
I HATE Changes, it annoys me irrationally. The rest was good, obviously.
Probably the best of the pretty large punk offering the generator has served me so far. The beats were banging but I could not understand a word of the vocal.
I had absolutely no idea what was going on at any point but I dug it. This created such a relaxing vibe. It felt like it should be playing softly through speakers at the pool at a tropical resort.
Nuthin But A G Thang is a BANGER. The tracks with Snoop were the best overall tbh. The beats were super nostalgic, but it seemed to drag on in a way where I thought multiple times towards the end that it should’ve already ended by now. Also misogyny etc.