I wish I could hear Jimmy jamming on his organ a little better. I feel like the saxophone really takes over on these tracks and drowns him out. Still, it’s amazing stuff, just not personally a sax fan, so probably won’t go back to this album.
Like the first track, “Sunflower.” Really like Weller from The Jam and Style Council but this is… (wait for it)… not my Jam.
This sounds like hymnals written by people who love the smell of their own farts and never wear shoes, even in the snow. I don’t like hymnals, hate the smell of my farts, and have been known to wear shoes to bed. Therefore, it is not for me.
There are several songs I had forgotten about and it was good to hear them again, especially “Glamour Boys” but overall this sounds very dated.
Spotify doesn’t have this iconic work. Hunted it down on Youtube which isn’t a great method for listening as the album was constantly interrupted by stupid ads. Still, I am familiar enough with a few of these songs to rate it a four. Still not my usual jam and this doesn’t convince me otherwise.
I love EDM, and a couple tracks on this album are fantastic, namely “Breathe” and “Firestarter” but overall I find the album to be lackluster.
Sunday Brunch soundtrack, for sure. Wouldn’t kick it outta bed for eating crackers. Would make it share.
I like the songs, but overall it sounds like it was recorded in a airplane hangar, which I do not like.
I get why this was on the list, but it wasn’t my cuppa.
There are a couple songs that I know here, but I feel like they aren’t his best. Not sure why this album was so lauded when it was released. Snooze fest.
You know, I like Bowie, but I feel like he was in need of a friend who could tell him he needed a rewrite on some of these songs.
Peter Hook is a genius. This album isn’t flawless, but it bridged the gap between punk and post-punk and launched the sale of millions of tshirts. “Disorder” and “She’s Lost Control” are classics not to be missed.
Classics and classics before they even were classics. I learned that no one knows who wrote “Respect”!!!
I was surprised that I liked this as much as I did. Some silly lyrics, but the music is decent and fun. I added the first track to my Liked Songs list.
Classic. She doesn’t just live in the pocket, she designed the pocket.
Most of the album is exactly what it says: a classic rock band live in concert. It sounds a bit muffled, like a bootleg tape. But for some reason, “I Want You to Want Me” is crisp and clean with just the right amount of fans screaming peppered in. I remember my brothers listening to this a lot in the late 70s.
It’s fine for what it is, it’s mostly not my thing. I do have some fondness for “Have a Heart” which I swear was in the soundtrack for a rom-com, but I can’t find that information anywhere!
“You can’t take too long, Making up songs”— Sailing by Deerhunter They definitely didn’t.
The best Christmas album of all time, but Phil Spector is one of the most loathsome creatures to ever slink across this earth. Conflicted feelings, but I still listen to this every year.
If you don’t care for Jerry Lee Lewis, this live album is going to make you hate him even more, for sure. However, Spotify has the nonsense lyrics at the end of his cover of Little Richard’s Long Tall Sally transcribed as "a lost bubble leave by the lost bamboo” and I’m DYING.
It seems like he was trying to settle on his style. Some tracks are odd, some show promise, others are brilliant. Solsbury Hill remains one of my top ten songs of all time.
Not their best, but I love The Hanging Garden and One Hundred Years. I was an 80s goth kid, YMMV.
I dunno, I understand why it’s important to Music History, but I get bored of most of these tracks halfway through. I liked Tales of Brave Ulysses, though. Fuck Eric Clapton.
“Won’t you pour me a Cuban breeze, Gretchen?” Perfect mellow beach music. Some songs slap more than others, but it’s pretty solid.
If you are still scarred from that one time your friend dragged you to an “experimental jazz” concert in college, this is not the album for you. Especially if you are me. I do like Them Changes, though.
Man, this Adele album is amazing, I adore her voice. That said… her stuff rarely moves from “that’s a great song” into “and I must hear it over and over” territory for me. Which I think just means I am not her target audience, because it’s inarguably brilliant. It’s not you, Adele, it’s me.
Too much Bible and God shit for me. I did like her voice, and that one song with Dave Matthews.
Hmm. Liked it more than I thought I would, but overall it doesn’t seem like something I’d go back to a bunch. “Complexion” was my favorite track.
I think “Dear God” is an important song, and sure, hear it before dying. But if you’re going to hear one XTC album, I don’t know that this is the one.
The songs that are great, are so great. The rest feels like “songs done in the style of.”
An all-time favorite album. I have to admit, I didn’t quite understand PSB until this album, and then I heard how tongue-in-cheek and smart their lyrics were. A 5-star classic.
Nothing against Busta, but why does he get the entire intro track? This is a Missy Elliot album! That said, there’s some good stuff here I wasn’t familiar with even though I dig Missy. Glad I listened.
Cry to Me is solid gold. This singer sounds best when he doesn’t try to sound like Elvis.l, IMO. Overall, a great album that I am happy I have heard before dying. ;)
Really stellar and beyond his time.
This is mind expanding stuff! I prefer the faster stuff, but that’s probably just personal preference.
I’m not sure there’s a Lorde song I don’t instantly like. But for some reason I haven’t listened to this album before. “Liability” breaks my heart.
The first, iconic, life changing to my little 11 year old heart. Not the pinnacle of their achievements, but still outstanding.
I like Photograph, sure, but overall this is pretty meh.
Eh, just not my thing musically. But more power to Redcar!
This is the ideal Sunday brunch soundtrack. Soul soothing.
A few songs that hit me sentimentally, but otherwise I feel this is overhyped.
I object to this asshole.
Is This Music? Yes. Do I want to listen to it a bunch? Not really certain.
I have never understood why some people are obsessed with Yes. After listening to this album, I still don’t. One decent song that is too long and a cover song that is an abomination. No, Yes, no.