The most boring album I ever had the displeasure to muddle through.
The album was good overall, as in there were no songs that I can flat out say I did not like. However, there were not very many songs that I actually liked enough to SAY that I liked them (and add them to my liked songs on Spotify). The album altogether has a strong cohesiveness, however, and I feel like I can hear sounds that may have influenced other artists/bands that I like even more, which I cannot deny made me happy while I was listening and made me WANT to like the songs I was listening to. I wonder how many times I've heard an interpolation of something that is on this album in the songs I listen to more often today. Perhaps if I was part of an older generation, this would be one of my favorite albums. I like the interesting way the singer says his words with a distinct cadence and tempo and the way some songs have cheeky vignettes thrown in. Overall, not bad, and I'm glad to have gave each song on the album at least one listen.
Phenomenal album. Not a single bad song and one song in particular I thought was amazing and gave me goosebumps with that guitar: "Who Says A Funk Band Can't Play Rock?!" I can see how this album must have been transformative to the music scene at the time it was released.
Not bad, not bad. "Cult of Personality" is still my favorite song from the album and used to be the only song I knew from this group. The other songs were all okay (in my opinion) and it had a very strong finish with "Which Way to America." I appreciate the meaningful lyrics and that awesome guitar-playing.
This album seemed very avant-garde and experimental. There were a few songs on it I did not like at all, but most were okay and I loved the two penultimate tracks in particular. Also, while I would say I didn't really like the album as a whole, I can appreciate all the work that must've been put into it and all the interesting, new sounds I heard in each song. In fact, every song had a really cool soundscape of its own. I also enjoyed the meaningful lyrics. I also want to praise "Kissability" for being so forthright in what was probably a controversial song for its time! Overall, not a bad album. Most of the songs were pretty lengthy and I can tell it was a work of love.
This album was just not my cup of tea. I did not like it at all. Bla.
I did not really like it, but also cannot fault it for not sounding like what I'm used to listening to or like to listen to more often. This album is loud, raucous, and unapologetic. As far as punk goes, the rhythms and structures of each song is more complex. Also, to me, they sound like a prototype of System of a Down, whom I absolutely love.
Well, I cannot really relate to most of the songs on this album, being that I am a nearly middle-aged white man and almost the entire album is ethnocentric. That being said, I was excited to listen to this album at first because I do love rap and hip-hop, and I love all the disc scratching many songs from the '90s have. However, I think the songs are just super boring and cheesy. The songs have good meaning, I guess that's one positive thing I can say about it.... It came off a little preachy, though, but at the same time, I think it's a bit hard not to with everything spelled out the way they are in the lyrics of the songs on this album. I will note that I did like the song "Mr. Wendal."
Maybe I just don't get it, but this album sucked ass and was super boring. Blegh.
It was a nice and smooth, funky album. None of the songs really leapt out at me, but "No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song)," since it's been sampled a couple times at least!
This album was pretty boring. I don't have much else to say about it. None of the songs were terrible but I didn't find any of them interesting, either.
I don't know, it was kinda boring. But I guess it's just not my cup of tea. Not saying it's bad, but it just didn't catch my interest.
I liked some of the songs and really liked the fast dnb on "Pearl's Girl". It almost sounded like breakcore. I just didn't care enough about any one of them to actually add any to my liked songs. It could do without the random, meaningless lyrics, in my opinion. Or perhaps they do have meaning, and I'm just too dumb to understand. Either way, I mainly liked the instrumentals, and the vocals/lyrics kind of ruined it for me.
Such a phenomenal album. Fiona Apple is amazing with her poetic lyrics and beautiful voice. I had always loved the song "Criminal" from this album and I'm glad I listened to the rest because there were other songs equally as amazing that I might've missed out on otherwise.
I appreciate how influential this album must've been, but also don't really care about any of its songs, today.
This album is amaaazzinnngg, I fucking loved it. I love Foo Fighters and was super excited when this album came up. I actually hadn't heard any songs from this album before, until now. The often raw and emotional lyrics are so good and I'm a sucker for good grunge music. This is now one of my favorite albums for sure.
Ummm. It was all right, I guess. RACECAR!
The album has plenty of smooth, irie melodies Bob Marley and The Wailers are known for. On the other hand, this album has songs about more serious topics than I knew the band wrote about. I definitely cannot say anything bad about it, it was an enjoyable experience hearing the album from start to finish with a good mix of more serious songs with ones that are more light and loose. Overall, though, there was just not anything I would choose to listen to regularly, but a few songs that I would definitely return to later on when in the mood.
Normally I would not give an album 5 stars if I did not like at least half the tracks on it, but this one is an exception. Even though I only particularly liked 4 out of 10 of the tracks, at least 3 of those songs I know for a fact are still widely listened to even today. So many songs on this album have withstood the test of time and will never get old. I love Cyndi Lauper!
Very boring album with super uninteresting songs.
I have no idea what any of these songs are talking about except for "Time". Such an annoying album. I hated it. Also, is that drop on Bowie's left collarbone supposed to look like a penis with a saggy ball sack?
It was nice, I guess. Made me feel like I was in a fancy parlor or something. It is not something I would choose to listen to, though. Just my personal preference.
Yet another album to not like by Steely Dan. I hate this artist.
I loved this album, there is rarely an album where I love nearly every track but this one does it and I'll always love Nirvana. R.I.P. Kurt Cobain.
What is this watered-down, generic-sounding, wanna-be reggae doing on a list of albums you must hear before you die? Like, what? Such a boring album. I wanted to like it, but no.
I have been sleeping on SZA and this album was phenomenal. Shame on me for not listening to more of her stuff sooner!
Ehhhhhhh. I like a lot of old-school rock, but I wasn't feeling this one. Except for "Stairway to Heaven" because of those amazing guitar solos and I love long rock songs. However, it was definitely not bad. I think if I was in the mood for it I'd love it and at the same time I don't care for it and don't particularly want to listen to it when not in the mood.
The album started off strong but liked the songs less and less as it progressed. A Tribe Called Quest, not the worst not the best.
Like so many other albums I've heard on my journey through this list so far, none of the songs on this album stood out to me to where I'd add them to my liked playlist on Spotify. But I don't think I'm the target audience, either, and I did not think any of them were particularly bad. K.D. Lang has a beautiful voice and the composition of each song was equally as beautiful. I can also appreciate how she might've been influential, herself. This album was clearly a work of love about what it's like to fall in love and I'm happy to have heard it to deepen my appreciation of music overall.
Beach House is amazing and these songs are so hypnotic. I loved them ever since I heard "Space Song" off of "Depression Cherry". I already knew "Take Care" from this album, as well, but didn't know I would love so many other songs from it. It's very easy to listen to while not becoming boring. Every song from them is like a warm, fuzzy blanket. I love to get nice and cozy, wrapped up in each one I choose to listen to.
This album is a tour de force and The Sex Pistols are as punk as it gets. Listening to this album, I was floored. I don't even like most punk but now I'm aware that what little punk I've heard is just unworthy of the genre. The only other band I'm aware of that, in my mind, comes close to this level of rebellious, anarchic quality is Green Day, but Sex Pistols remain on another level. When I heard "EMI", I had to look into what the song was about (though it was fairly obvious, I didn't know what EMI stood for as an acronym) and I learned they were at such a level of "I don't give a fuck" that they were willing to self destruct for the sake of their artistry. Truly next level shit. The Sex Pistols were amazing beyond belief and I'm grateful that they went all in, bollocks deep. Although I didn't like every song, I still think this deserves 5 stars, especially seeing as the band basically destroyed themselves in its making. Fuck.
Considering I'm not a big fan of country/folk music, this album was not bad. I actually ended up liking 2 of the songs which is 2 more than I thought I was going to like. I loved "Love Minus Zero" and it sounds like a Marty Robbins song to me. A lot of the time harmonica sounds annoying to me in songs, but in these songs it's played beautifully and is tastefully done.
I wasn't expecting this to be as theatrical as it as. That's not a bad thing, but I prefer lyrics more grounded in reality, myself. They have a wild musicality with amazing guitar riffs and good vocals, though. I can see why they have so many fans, but to me it was just all right I guess. Definitely got me to headbang for a bit, though, lol.
The production on this album is terrible which apparently is supposed to be part of its appeal? I don't get it. The lyrics are pretty edgy and hardcore, but I guess I just don't care about black metal. I am an atheist, too, so it's not the lyrical content that bothers me, it just doesn't really get me hyped for some reason, and I think that's what the artists were going for, so it missed the mark. The instrumentation seemed pretty generic to me and the vocals were just meh. I think part of it might've been the lack of production, but I don't know. I just didn't like it. Quiet the opposite, actually, which is why I give it 1 star.
I respect the raw emotion of this album and knowing the story behind when it was made, I wanted to give it a higher rating, but honestly it did not impress me (to say the least), and the vocals are kind of jarring. Eh.
It was all right. I got kind of bored by the end. Nothing special, but not bad either.
I love The Smiths. This album is decent. I like the ambiguity many of the songs on it have. I think it's not one of my favorite albums from them, though.
I don't drive a taxi, so why the fuck would I listen to this?
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Amazing album! For me, it's nearly flawless. I love the dark/techno synths, the danceable beats, the thoughtful lyrics, that instrumental, everything. I only did not care much for the first song (it's a great, catchy beat/tune and everything, I just don't care about the subject matter. I also don't like much country, and that's what it sounded like to me) but even that one was still pretty good and the last one, too, which still was not bad. I knew I liked New Order before listening to this album, but I never knew how much. Now THIS is a must-hear-before-you-die album. Definite 5 star from me. <3
I enjoyed "Plateau" for its symbolism and for being more sonically pleasing than the other songs on the album in my opinion. Altogether, the rest of the album was a complete drag to get through and I hated it.
I guess it was okay? It's cool that she was one of the first female voices in Grunge and everything, but I just thought the album was okay. Nothing really special in my opinion, but some songs did have a good bite to them for its time.
Barf. There is very few "old country" I like and this is not an exception. This was torture to listen to for the most part. It's just not for me.
Makes me wish there were half-stars because I'd give this a 3.5. It was a good album and though I didn't care enough about most of the songs to say I like them, a lot of them were close I'd say. None of the songs were bad imo and I loved "A Design For Life" for a long while before I set out to listen to entire albums!
Not bad, I liked it! Cool to learn they inspired Nirvana even though apparently the singer didn't like that, lol!
A definite classic and I think I would have liked it more if it were something I grew up with. However, it has undeniable hits that influenced hip hop and music altogether and who can deny that "The Message" is an absolute masterpiece of conscious rap?
Get the funk out of here with that funky music. I think I just don't like funky music.
The most boring album I ever had the displeasure to muddle through.
This album is a fun ride, but nothing that really impressed me other than the one hit song I already had liked from it ("Just What I Needed"). Definitely worth a listen, though.
This album was a good listen but all the songs are so fucking short. :/
If you like folk songs and songs that tell a story are your thing, you might like this album. That being said, I'm not the biggest fan of folk music and this was a bit dry to me and just not my thing. The singer's voice is beautiful and it has fine instrumentation, though. I also normally love songs that tell a story, but the ones told by the songs on this album are just boring, in my opinion. I didn't care for their Shakespearean tales of primarily lovers trysts gone awry, and a fan of this "old English" of which they use, I am not. Like Yoda, the singer speaks. Hmm, yes.
I like the sound of the entire album, but really like 3 of the songs in particular. I probably wouldn't skip any of them if they were to come on the radio, though. Very good, influential album! :)
I did not like a single song, and I was actually a little annoyed by the end of the money. Too much. At the same time, the only reason I'm not giving one star is because you cannot deny the amount of effort the singer put forth in her performance. There is a lot of raw energy that I appreciate in every song of this album. It just isn't the type of music I like, and I didn't want to completely fault it for that.
I love The Cure so much, the band's music will always hold a special place in my gothic heart. This album was pretty stellar and I love the otherworldly sound the band makes. Of course "Lovesong" will always be my favorite from the album, but I'm glad I gave the whole album a full play-through at long last, because it had so many other good songs, some with not nearly as much streams, that I ended up liking a lot, such as "Prayers for Rain." Despite the length of their songs, I don't tire of them because I get swept off my feet in the soundscape each one creates and totally absorbed. <3
I did not like this album because it sounded like a musical and I do not like musicals. It was just all very theatrical. The subject-matter wasn't interesting to me, either. What I've learned from listening to these albums is how much the UK hates the US, though. Is that what makes them must-listens? As someone from the US and at risk of just sounding butt-hurt, I know how fun it is to hate on the US, but it gets a bit old, lol. Beyond that, it seems like a lot of these albums are on the list because they had one or two "great" songs. Maybe there just aren't 1001 albums that are absolute must-listens and it should be shortened to 101 or something. Anyway, I kind of got off topic. This album had some interesting sounds but nothing groundbreaking that I could hear musically or lyrically. The vocals were nice, but very theatrical which, to me, made it sound like an aural musical which I did not like. Hard pass on this one.
This was just okay. I love how upbeat it was and it had a '50s rockabilly sound to it. The vocalist is very good, with intense vocals. However, I didn't really care much for any of the songs. Nothing was bad but nothing seemed that great to me either. I really liked "Bad Girl" in particular, though.
A beautiful album, I'm glad to have heard it. So many great songs and they were well ahead of their time with their songs that were environmentally conscious! The songs on this album are very meaningful and a few of them really spoke to me. They all have such a great soundscape, too, often with layered melodies or unique sounds. The Beach Boys are just amazing. It's a shame that I only knew their "beachy" songs, which was admittedly all I'd heard of them, myself, before listening to this album. I think that's probably all most people know of their music, but I can't say for sure. Either way, these songs are timeless and I feel more enlightened after hearing this album. Bravo.
I had already heard most songs on this album, so was glad to give it a full listen from start to finish for once. Definitely one of the defining albums of the genre of grunge. Love it.
Nothing really caught my attention, but it was a relaxing listen. An easy-listening album, if you will. I am interested in hearing more from this band, though!