Larks' Tongues In AspicKing Crimson
Some cool moments, plus a bunch of proggy nonsense
Fun. Mix of funk with African rhythms.
3.5 Enjoyed it more than I expected (haven't listened to Metallica in a long time)
A mixed bag, and much too long.
Some cool moments, plus a bunch of proggy nonsense
Synthy dance-punk vibes
Queen (in general) are too faux-opera/ music-hall for my tastes. This album being no exception.
Ballady pop with classical moments. Sometimes has Radiohead type vibes. Not to my taste.
Kind of ballady country-rock/pop
3.5 Apathetic indie vocals over either jangly guitars or "Jesus and Mary Chain" style fuzzed-out pop. Not bad overall.
Should really have been two separate albums. Speakerboxxx: 2 Fairly straightforward hip hop. Struggled to get through it, since it felt a bit samey after a while. The Love Below: 3.5 Kept my attention better due to its eclecticness. Was a bit too long though, and rather hit-and-miss.
Sounds almost more classical than jazz to me
Fast and bulbous. Also, tapered.
2.5 Country rock. A bit boring overall.
Different to their earlier stuff, but still rather enjoyable.
Kinda bossa-nova-ish stuff, with some funky moments
Fairly boring country-esque pop-rock
A kind of overproduced, fairly poppy take on garage rock
Synth meets drum machine. Some cool tracks, some annoying tracks.
Better than I expected it to be.
3.5 Dirty (sometimes quite fuzzed out) grunge. The whiney sounding vocals prevent me liking the band as much as I might otherwise.
Vocal jazz isn't really my bag
Pretty cool. Bluesy rock/rocknroll/rockabilly/garage stuff.
Not really my thing, but more enjoyable than I expected. Maybe I really did listen without prejudice...
Dark trudgy folk
I enjoyed beats, and rap style. But there's a bit too much R&B vibes for my liking.
Some cool moments, but too all over the place to be consistently enjoyable.
2.5 Fairly boring country-rock/folk
Mostly clean, yet often dissonant, "rock"-ish music. Pretty cool.
English rap, with heavy minimalist beats.
Pretty generic southern rock
Boring trad-pop covers
Proggy prog. Not bad!
4.5 One of my favorite bands. Not my favorite album of theirs. Also, it goes on too long.
3.5 I enjoyed it more than expected. Perhaps one of the better so-called "post punk revival" bands.
Some enjoyable moments, especially the more syncopated beats. A lot of stuff that's not really my style though.
I kind of liked one song, and thought there was some interesting basslines here and there, but otherwise found the album rather intolerable
At this point he still has that jazzy/bluesy singer songwriter vibe. Maybe with a bit of a sense of the transition to come. Enjoyed overall. Maybe a bit too ballady in parts.
Fairly funky dance music
Slow, dark, minimalist, electro-synth stuff. Pretty cool.
2.5 Quite poppy, rock'n rolly, glam rock.
3.5 Pretty cool (except for one or two tracks I didn't enjoy), chill trip hop with Indian influences (alongside other stuff like flamenco, classical, etc)
"Jump into the fire" is pretty cool, but the rest is a bit meh
A few decent moments, but mostly just silly, badly-done genre mashing
The track with Santana was a bit meh. The rest of the album was pretty cool.
Never got the hype about Kanye. The best moments on this album are due to guest vocalists.
Sounds like a disco / new wave Bowie.
Some cool moments. Nice basslines. But too many jangle-pop vibes overall for my liking.
A bit of a mixed bag. Enjoyable overall though.
An interesting mix of electronic music with jazz/funk and Brazilian styles. It would take more listens for me to figure out what I really think of it.
2.5 Too much silliness for my liking
First three songs were enjoyable. The rest was pretty boring.
Electronic background music. Relatively enjoyable.
It has its moments, but fell a little flat overall
Bluesy tribal groovy weird southern rock
3.5 Jangle pop meets fuzzed noise. A bit too much on the pop side for my liking overall though.
Some cool moments - a couple of songs in particular.
Jazz with funky bass grooves
Interesting. Somewhat eclectic. A lot of it sounded like soul to me.
A mixed bag of noisy silliness. And I mean that in the best possible way.
Much too smooth pop/jazz for my taste overall. That said, the basslines are grooving!
Gives me Mos Def vibes. Pretty good. Not sure why I'd never checked out Common before.
I've never been much of a fan of their second album, compared to their first.
Not a fan of Bossa Nova
Pretty cool African folk/blues/rock
It has its moments, but too much of it sounds like background music (which, being a soundtrack, it is).
I like the noisiness of much of the album. Not such a fan of the vocal style.
Cool beats. The lyrics, not so much.
This particular album of his is too 80s.
Interesting. Folksy stuff. With some harpsichordy baroque stuff, and some sitar stuff.
Not always "good", but always interesting...
A bunch of pretty cool post-punk-esque vibes. But also a bunch of atmospheric/orchestral vibes that I wasn't so into. I think they deserve a further listen.
Interesting concept, well executed (mostly)
Not a fan of Bossa Nova in general. I found the guitar and vocals quite boring. I did enjoy the sax playing though.
A bunch of acoustic folk-rock type tracks. Some were quite country-sounding. A bit of a psychedelic vamp at the end.
I'd rather not
Queen being Queen
A mix of lightish folk rock, and bluesy/psychedelic stuff.
I enjoyed it more than expected, in the balance. Although it is too long, with too much filler.
2.5 Some cool basslines, but too ballady overall for my liking
What a wild ride! A psychedelic stew of garage rock, folk, and electronic sounds.
Indie pop I guess? I don't mind it, but it doesn't do much for me
3.5 Enjoyable overall. Has a bit too much 80s style here and there to really be a winner.
1.5 Interesting, but not very enjoyable.
Wasn't feeling it at first. Too ballady. But then it started to grow on me. Especially some of the darker numbers.
I'm not much of an REM fan. That said, this album has its moments.
Not bad! Quite eclectic. Some bits give me Eels vibes.
I'd happily never hear Seven Nation Army again. That aside, the album isn't half bad. A few particularly enjoyable tracks.
A bit of a mixed bag, but enjoyable overall.
I didn't hate it. It's not my kinda thing though.
Not bad, if you're in the mood for some Chic-style funky soul music.
Not a bad listen overall. A bit too theatrical for my liking. And much too long.
2.5 An interesting mix of stuff. A bit too poppy overall for my liking.
2.5. Not bad. But doesn't really do much for me.
Same as I said on the other Kanye album... Many of the more tolerable moments involved guest vocalists.
Enjoyable overall. Some quite bluesy moments. Some songs sound like the Beatles, some sound like the Doors. And other weird interesting psychedelic things.
Might've been nice to hear a bit of Jason's bass...
It has its moments, but the inseccent bluesy noodling over the same old chord progressions gets a bit old.
Funky 90s hip hop
Interesting stuff. Folksy, funky, poppy, experimental.
I spent most of the album feeling like it was generic apathetic indie. That said, by the end it was starting to grow on me a little bit.
A sort of punk-inflected folk. It has its moments. A bit disappointing overall.
I guess it's "psychedelic"... Genre -wise it's all over the place. I liked some of it, but it didn't do much for me overall.
Funky club / disco music, with some hip hop moments, and maybe some African vibes?
2.5 Sometimes a bit too R&B, but some cool beats too.
Quite dance-oriented overall. And often quite pop/new-wave sounding. A couple of interesting noisy/drone tracks, and some funky moments.
French hip hop with funky and jazzy vibes
Is there's one thing this album isn't, it's "cohesive". I'm not sure what I just listened to, or what I think about it. It might take another listen to begin figuring that out.
90s style punk (ish) with rock&roll (and sometimes country) leanings
Soul with some funky moments. Not really my kinda thing overall, but has some enjoyable parts.
Some solid classics, but also a lot of twee junk
Not bad. A bit too much DP on the list though!
Not a fan overall, but I felt it had potential. 80s synthy/dancy kinda sounds.
3.5 Pretty heavy rap / grime.
1.5 Some songs sounded like a continuation of Husker Du's melodic-hardcore kinda sound. Some sounded like unremarkable alt rock / jangle pop. One track sounded like the Pixies.
I feel like I could like them if they toned down the poppiness. Some cool baselines.
At their funkiest, they're great. When they lean more disco, not so much.
Interesting mix. Garage rock, indie rock, jangle pop, and more. Lo-fi recording.
Enjoyable. A bit more folky than some of their other stuff.
1.5 Synth pop. Not for me.
A bit too much directionless noodling at times. The better parts of the album were when they strayed away from the boring generic blues-rock.
Does what the title suggests... American folk with a gothic feel. I want to like it more than I do, unfortunately. Might call for another listen at some point.
A few songs I really don't like, but most of the album is pretty enjoyable overall.
Stylistically all over the place... folk rock, psychedelia, garage rock, blues, plus some softer numbers. Interesting. And makes me want to see what else the band has done.
Sounds like "lo-fi hip hop" with breakbeat drumming and funky basslines. Chill without being boring.
Poppy singer songwriter stuff. Not terrible but a bit boring.
African folk/blues. Enjoyable.
Album had it's enjoyable moments, but they were brief. Sounds like a mashup of everything 80s.
I remember kinda liking Slayer back in the day. But this just didn't do anything for me.
Despite the hype, this album is a very mixed bag. A few great songs. A few terrible songs. And a few... more songs.
Interesting album. Quite eclectic. I enjoyed it overall.
First half is fairly decent singer songwriter fare. Second half sounds kinda like the Pixies.
2.5 Not bad, but nothing stood out much either
Nice. Some of it reminded me of the instrumental tracks on Beastie Boys albums.
Sounds like David Byrne doing a Morrissey impression, backed by Chic.
Some good songs, but a lot of average junk, and it felt like it would never end.
A bit long, but enjoyable overall. Not many standout tracks though.
I didn't mind listening to it, but it's not really my style
A bit hit and miss. Some Beatles moments, some Bluegrass moments perhaps. Some weird jazzy easy listening moments.
Nice. Gives pretty strong Tom Waits vibes.
I enjoyed the more Bluegrassy tracks more than the slower country/gospel ones. At any rate, at over two hours long, it felt like a drag by the end.
They're like some of the worst pop rock combined with some of the worst of jazz
Some cool stuff, reminiscent of some of the more well-known triphop groups. And other stuff that was just kind of... boring electropop.
A collection of prog-pop vignettes. Not bad actually (possibly helped by the fact that any given piece is rather short).
2.5 Not a bad listen. Not really for me though.
I've not listened to much Common before. This was quite enjoyable. Reminded me of Mos Def. The album was a bit long though.
80s hip hop
Fine to listen to. A bit boring. Some Nick Drake moments.
Not bad, just a bit meh
Quirky indie pop. Has some interesting sounds.
Weird pseudo-soundtrack music. Might grow on me through multiple listens.
Lots of four-to-the-floor kinda stuff. The album did have its moments though.
Some gangster shit with some funky basslines
Enjoyable, but far from my favourite of hers