They're fine, I guess.
They're fine, I guess.
I've heard plenty of Neil Young songs, but I've never heard of this album. I'm usually not a fan of live albums, and it's an interesting choice to mix live songs with studio-recorded ones but I don't think I liked the overdubbing. You expect to hear audience reactions/clapping/participation and it's essentially been removed. The acoustic live songs sound the same, whether he's singing about riding a llama or the plight of Native Americans. I liked the studio songs better, but lyrics like "Welfare mothers make better lovers/Out on the street with the whole family now" don't sit well with me unless there's some underlying sarcastic joke I'm not aware of.
Very experimental, very depressing. "Sail To the Moon" reminded me a bit of Pink Floyd, but there was nothing about that song (or any others) that were memorable.
Most of the album is easy listening jazz, which is perfect if you want to have some non-intrusive music going in the background. None of the songs seemed distinctive from one another except for the title track, which I'd almost term a disco jazz. I'd listen to this album again.
For only 4 songs, this album has a lot. Hayes turned "Walk On By" into a completely different (and soulful) song from Dionne Warwick's version. "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" is a catchy tune considering it might be about heroin addiction. I'm surprised that "One Woman" wasn't a hit R&B single. If there's a weak spot, it's the nearly 19 minutes of "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" with the first 8+ minutes as some kind of poetry slam (though the rest of the song is good).
This is how I like my Chicago, not the stuff they did in the '80s. Of course I've heard (and loved) the songs on this album that showed up on their Greatest Hits compilations, but it was great to hear some new-to-me songs in that same style.
This sounds like someone playing around with an electronic drum machine, but considering when it came out I can see how they were influential on techno and other electronica.
I've never heard of this group before, but I enjoyed the album. Some songs are very alternative rock/pop. I can hear a Bowie/Pink Floyd influence sometimes, and some songs sound like they're cut from the same cloth as Oasis. I'm definitely interested in checking out their other albums.
I've always liked "Life On Mars?" and a lot of the songs on this album sound similar to that.
I'll give her this - her sound is very unique. The first half of the CD are more radio-friendly songs like "Running Up That Hill," which are okay. The back half becomes a concept album with the songs pretty much the same.
I didn't like Steely Dan before and that hasn't changed, but if you do like them you'll find most of this album sounds like their other music. There were 2 songs that had a southern/rockabilly vibe to it, which was different.
Already in my collection. A bit more experimental with different music styles, but still a good listen.
The album has a Smashing Pumpkins feel to it, which I would like if not for all the guitar distortion.
I was only familiar with the 2 big hits but most of the other songs are great, with similar style to the hits. 2 songs seem out of place; if they were left off I'd rate a 5.
It sounds just like some of their later songs I'm familiar with and like ("Head Like a Hole, "The Hand That Feeds"). The overall concept for the album is interesting, but you really need to be in a good mental place because songs are angry and violent and depressing. This is not an album to sing when you want to get your frustrations out.
Catchy pop songs. It's no wonder she's so popular.
I want Who songs, not fake commercials and gimmicks.
I curse a lot, but even this was too much for me. I know that not all rap songs are meant for general audiences, but most on here are N-word this and sexual language that. But I get why this album is important in the history of rap.
Boring. Chris Martin's voice is grating.
It's a fine Christmas album but it's the same music you hear ever holiday. It would have been nice to feature more artists, or done more "non standard" songs.
His voice takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do it just flows like musical poetry.
Easy listening jazz but none of the songs are that distinctive. I'm curious what's supposed to make this one of the best live jazz recordings ever.
Just when you think it's standard 60s British Invasion, it veers off into some weird experimental nonsense. There are glimpses of the Floyd to come, but not many. Sorry, Syd, not a fan.
It's OK '90s stuff.
Like early unpolished Metallica.
Timeless music. Some songs sound 80s/Violent Femmes.
I haven't heard a lot of them before. This is good stuff.
There's nothing here that I needed to listen to before I died. Some songs veer into gospel. The only redeeming feature is that she sometimes sounds like Queen Dolly.
I don't know why this album was even made, let alone why it's on this list. Some songs are catchy, I guess.
Awesome hard rock.
All songs sound the same. Her voice is Not Good.
A lot of songs were like spoken poetry.
Loved it! Elements of folk music. It didn't sound typically '60s like "Get Together."
Not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but I still don't get the point of this. Most songs had more of a noir feel than horror, but my main criticism is that the songs were very uneven in tone. If he was really trying to create a soundtrack, I think it would have worked better if each song was about the scene it would supposedly be playing under even if it wasn't that long. I also noticed most of the songs on this album would abruptly end instead of a fade out or an ending progression as they might in a film.
I don't care for the blues, and this album of African blues isn't making a good case for itself.
She's angry about something, but I don't know what. Seems obsessed with legs (cutting them off, licking them) and being "man-sized." Too bad these songs aren't like "Down By the Water."
Lots of fun songs.
Some catchy tunes but nothing distinctive.
Indigo Girls did this better.
Like a big cozy blanket you can wrap yourself in.
Guitar Starts to tell a story Says something weird Harmonica Repeat
Very generic grunge. Not surprised they aren't that popular.
Almost all these songs are classics, well ingrained in the canon of rock music.
A few good songs but nothing really catchy.
Extra star for the music sounding very timeless - it didn't sound 70s at all - but nothing that great, just a man and his guitar.
This is not music. This is torture.
A few songs are catchy.
I didn't love her voice on this album. A lot of the songs sounded the same.
It was OK. There didn't seem to be any other catchy songs like "Come On Eileen."
Should have had more songs like "Superstition."
Why is he so popular? Why is he The Boss? He can't sing.
Fantastic songs. Thoughtful, introspective, a really good listen.
It was OK.
Courtney Love is not a great singer, but a lot of the songs are okay.
Not a lot of distinctive stuff but I can see why they're a influence on a lot of alt-rock music today.
Sounds like she wanted to do torch songs but got talked into doing some radio friendly songs. I liked the radio friendly songs better but the torch songs weren't bad.
Awesome, no notes.
Three songs and I was already over all his grunts and "hee-hee" vocal tics.
Most songs were good, sounding like RHCP or Primus or Violent Femmes. If they had picked a sound I think they would have been more popular. I hated that they were so short, you just start to get into a song and it's over.
They're fine, I guess.
Not bad, some songs are catchy.
I didn't get it.
I prefer their later stuff.
I don't care for the blues but this had some good songs.
Songs were quick.
I liked this.
Very blah. Reminds me of Imagine Dragons.
Not my style of music.
No one can explain to me why Tom Waits is such an influence on other musicians, and no one can explain the benefit of his "music" if this album is indicative. I'm not surprised he hasn't had commercial success.
Nothing of note in here. No idea why it's on this list.
A bit too much with the radio/aliens bit but enjoyable overall.