Probably ahead of its time, wasn’t sure why it was on here until “the model” played. 3.75, but would be a 1 if it came out today
He’s the king of pop. Album certainly holds up.
Inoffensive classic rock album. Easy to listen to, liked the B side but the top tracks have been played to death 4.5 if I heard it for the first time 3.0 today
Just not enough variation for me to enjoy. It’s fine rock, 3.0
3.5 Some good songs, end of the album too ambient for me
Neat (very) 90s album. 3.0 - some tracks are too long and I don’t care for how a few sound.
4.25 Album hits a sweet spot between that 80s rock, techno synth, and the Phil collins drum sound. If the songs were a little more diverse and more lyric forward it would be a 5/5. First and last songs are perfect
2.75 Very garage sounds, a little unrefined. In a vacuum it’s fine as an album, but in context is 5/5 for its importance
Just not for me. Lyrics, and music were actually good, his voice ruined each song 2.5
I get that this album came out in 1967 and she’s German. In a vacuum her singing is not good, and everything I liked - the composition and instruments - were done by the velvet underground. Just go listen to velvet underground 1
It’s fine it’sa Christmas album
Really big fan of the sound. Certainly a product of its time and I could dare the same exact album being released today since you do see the same themes in music today.
Almost skipped based on the first song and the album being a “concept album” Bleak story album, love the lyrics, a few songs a little too concept-y. But really not too bad 3.5
Had what that clash album was missing
I wish I could do halves. Not a 2 and not a 3. Lo fi LL cool J. Not bad, cool beats
In context it’s a 4.5, I love the style, goth-folk, and it showcases Taylor swifts skill as a lyricist, which I think is her best talent. This album should almost have been combined with folklore, since the recording/ writing overlapped so much they are two sides of the same coin. Evermore is more experimental, and some songs just feel out of place - no body no crime for example. I feel like this album is here because it seemed a little passed over - released 6 months after folklore and 3 months before fearless (TS version), but folklore should be here instead. Folklore was the huge change for Taylor Swifts style and evermore is the B side Overall it’s interesting to return to one of my top albums of 2021 in this context of listening in a Vacuum - 4 as a standalone
2.75. It’s fine, a little too laid back folky. Interesting that it was way more successful in the UK than US. Probably why it’s here
I was prepared to hate it because I don’t care for live albums, but it’s just a recording of his performance and was actually really fun to listen to
I mean. It’s fine. It’s impressive it’s his 25th album but he sounds like an old man 2
I get drugs now. Some songs songs are 5s, others are 1s.
Much more vintage bowie. Overall liked it.
Knocked for not bowing to our corporate music streaming overlord Spotify. Just kidding. Like everything, it’s well produced, doesn’t really stand out
One of my favorites. Really good introductory stones album for people who only really know the hits. Sympathy for the devil is my favorite song by them. Super bluesy album with just the right amount of variation. 4/5
Solid 3.5, I don’t listen to a lot of jazz and this was a good introduction and easy to digest
Actually enjoyed a lot. Surprised it came out in 2010, sounds a lot like a bridge between classic rock and alt rock
Overall 3.5. Fun to listen to the album other than just the typical hits you know
Not the sound I was expecting from the doors, overall good. I wish the website allowed for decimal voting 3.75
Started with the deluxe album by mistake. Still good, really enjoyed this one. Gotta love a 6 song 35 minute album 4.25/5
Beastie boys but they rebranded as a 90’s garage band. Neat
Literally no idea. Super experimental in a way I liked but I don’t think I’ll ever listen to it again. 2-4 stars
Albums like this are what I love about this. You know the hit, never heard any other songs, and they rock
Fine British rap, wouldn’t skip any songs if they came up in a playlist . Not my particular style and really lost me with the lyric about people being unaware because they haven’t read the alchemist, followed by “we live in a society..” 2.5/5
This might actually be the top one we’ve listened to for me. Something about her voice just grated on me tho
Ah good they got one without professor griff lmao Over solid early 90s rap album and a very public enemy sound
Really was something else. Neat chill could listen again Waterloo sunset was the standout
I wonder if we end up with more Taylor swift or Adele lol She is an unbelievable vocalist. The lyrics are honesty meh, but the way she uses her voice as an instrument is incredible 4/5
Sound and production was good, but something just hit me weird about it. Little too hippy I think
This is one of the most easy to listen albums ever. I played it twice but there was near enough variation
Interesting. Floating around 3.5 In a vacuum it was a good foot tapping album.
Tis not for me
Love the beats but not in love with the lyrics
A hair gospel-y, but actually really enjoyed it. 3.5
This was fine to me. Just kind of regular grungy
Really liked it, Funky
Surprised to see a movie soundtrack. I mean it’s fine, but if you divorce it completely from the movie I wonder if it makes the list
This album could have been 30 minutes, but if you’re into the band I get it. Instrumentals were really enjoyable, but so so repetitive 2.5
Overall to donda, a few listenable songs but overall just not too great. Power makes it a 2
Really solid production and instrumentals.
It’s tough, the 90s/00s grunge is just not really my thing, and Radiohead is just not for me. I know a lot of people would burn me at the stake for that tho so 3 stars (2.5)
I’m sure context makes it a 4 or even a 5. His voice is so grating, he sounds so old
Double checked the date this was released. It has a really modern sound and is extremely easy to listen to
Blew me away. I think I enjoyed every single song. You can hear so many bands from before and after them, production and variation was excellent
Fine background. Very sound of the 90s
Bizarre album. I don’t think I like a single song on it but it’s overall good? I think the production is really excellent, maybe that’s it
Never listened to that much 2Pac. Overall I think he was really preaching non-violence which is a stark contrast to a lot of the gangster rap at the time
Well produced, the 6 song 45 minute jam albums are not my favorite. Not sure I see myself coming back to it
When this album came out iTunes gave you three free songs weekly or monthly, usually from new artists and “Life’s a beach” was one. Never listened to the full album and really enjoyed it, really remind me of alt-j (coincidentally, breezeblocks was an iTunes free song) 4/5
Way too long. But I didn’t hate any of the songs individually 2.5
Right down the middle I get why it’s here, didn’t blow me away
Classic Springsteen. Easy listening, just wish anyone on the right listened to the lyrics of born in the USA
There’s good stuff and it’s well produced but I was never a Simon and Garfunkel guy. They’re a little like dark ethereal(?) rock for my taste. Good songs on their own
Overall fine, but not sure any individual song was above a 3
To ethereal/ experimental.
So close to a 5. I’ve heard all these songs individually but never together. All time indie rock defining album
Good but didn’t blow me away by any means. Maybe for the time it was
Fine background, probably a lot of people’s favorite album and certainly would have been for the time
I could see this album really growing on me. It was a cool experimental sound that wasn’t overly so and had a certain appeal
3.5-75 Classic indie rock, you can hear a lot of the stones and Jack whites production.
Really neat enjoyable French electronica. It didn’t surprise me that they did work with phoenix
3.5 I thought I didn’t really like Radiohead but I guess I just don’t like their big songs. Over all a little too drone-y ambient but not bad overall
Little too experimental, not for me
Solid indie rock album from a mid 2000s staple
Completely inoffensive. Wild that people hated it when it came out, I mean it’s not gonna blow your sock off, but it’s easy to listen to
Weirdest country album I’ve ever heard. Haha just kidding Production was really good. Very late 90s french electronica. Madonna was the weakest part of the album; is she good or just super hot? Will have to listen to more of her lesser known work.
The back half went together more than the first. Overall fine. Felt like an album for musicians, and nothing really stood out except for the hits 3 stars
Really enjoyed it. I thought pet shop boys were jazz but this was well produced, 80s pop
It was fine. Good production and easy to listen
Feels pretty experimental. Top of the album sounded very depeche but middle and end felt like they were just doing stuff. As always, well produced. Cool sound but probably not a re-listen
I’ve started this album 3 separate times and just can’t get into it. It’s fine and I’m sure is good, but the sound is too generic
Super close to a 4, and is probably a 4.5 with context. Extremely well produced and easy to listen to. There’s just not quite enough variation and the album is a little too long. Can’t believe it came out in ‘68
Overall good. It was extremely well produced and decently interesting. I’m sure it was ground breaking for it’s time but it’s a 3.5 for me
A little too tonal and spoken word for me to really take any enjoyment out of it. I can appreciate what went into it but I don’t get anything out of it 2/5
Lots of pieces I likes lots of pieces I didn’t.
Shocking at this point - really well produced. I get the whole anti war thing but sometimes the lyrics were a little weird but I like that he said the n word 4 stars
Why listen to this album when you can just rail cocaine? For real love this album, hype but not unlistenable. It’s 3-4 songs too long
2.5 Easy to listen to, but not really outstanding in any major way
Actually really enjoyed this one. Good listenability and neat sounds that was kind of a middle ground between the 60s 70s.
This is a top Elvis album. Really unique I think even today and good variation.
Solid and quintessential Elton John. Well produced and stands up. My signature move is the Jamaican Jerk Off
Really had to think about this one. Not really one for progressive rock so maybe a third of this album was not for me. But it was well produced and sounds like a bunch of dudes jammin
I get the influence and historic importance. Just not my kind of jam
If I knew jazz, I’m sure this is 10. It’s easy to listen to and is really diverse when you pay attention to it
Music 3/5 Album art 5/5
Extremely well done, talented, I’m sure really inspirational for people but I’m not going to listen to it again
I like the gothic scarcity of the guitar. I don’t like the spoken word
Enjoyed way more than I thought. Not doo op at all. Pretty modern wel produced sound
Sounds like shit and needs a remaster lol Love the folk almost swamp rock sound. But run run run was grating on the right side, and I don’t like nicos voice. But it’s easy listening and they do neat things with the left right balance. I do understand why it’s a cult classic tho. Really surprised non of it charted.
I have started this album three times and can’t get into it. Spotify thinks I love it. Like everything else, extremely well produced, but nothing standing out to me
Fun pop punk. Definitely understand the cultural significance. Opener is excellent, modern sound. Ends up a 3.6 I think
This album turned me into a Gen Xer
I’m not really one for 90s grunge, but this is pretty much the quintessential sound. Personally a 1, with context probably a 4
Music, production and composition does a lot to carry the album. Album is a little incel ish overall. Don’t even really care for the one hit.
Exceptionally produced. As an album it’s a 3-3.75 for me, but the highs are high. Starts super strong, but I was not into the Indian inspiration songs.
Really enjoyed. Swampy, psychadelicy sound holds up and extremely well produced. Hesitate to give a four but I think it’s like 3.9
One of the better early 2000’s indie side A’s. Good variation and they keep it interesting. Trying to take out my bias of loving singing mr bright side drunk as fuck
Actually really enjoyed it. Phoenix was a good song but had a little bit too much spoken word for me to put this album on any kind of rotation, side A could be. Well produced and great sound. music/instruments were relatively simple but they were used well and if makes you wonder what blues greats (or any old greats) could do with modern equipment
Quality 80s depressed indie
Well produced jazz that I’m not sure I’ll ever be in the mood to listen to. I did like it, and can appreciate it, but I’m not sure I’d listen again
A couple songs I really liked, a couple I didn’t. Really interesting sound that was a cool a blend of soul, jumpy pop with r&b
To me this was the quintessential Beatles sound, but definitely inoffensive. Strong all around good album, just nothing that stands out and if it was a different band I’m not sure it would be on the list
You can hear a lot of future psychedelic rock. Came out much earlier than I thought.
Inject swampy blues straight into my veins. I love it and the music it inspires. Cool to hear more of the inception albums in this list
This one goes in the “I don’t believe the year” Really interesting experimentally modern sound. Well produced and honestly ahead of its time. I’m not surprised it’s not more mainstream being a jam album but the sound really carries the album as a whole.
Can’t quite pick where I land on this one. Something about her singing voice didn’t resonate for me and the songs are too long imo. However, I love the music and the way her voice goes with the music. I enjoy this sort of bluesey folksy rock and it’s really well executed
Well produced, low three. There are songs I do like and may just need to listen to again. Really interesting sound and was probably ahead of it’s time.
Really easy to listen to, classic rap album structure. Easy beats border on Lofi, lyrics border on funny, well produced, but nothing particularly stood out. I could see a world where I think this is a 4/5