Madman Across The WaterElton John
Okay. Kind of plodding and seemed to drone on a bit, but not too offensive.
Okay. Kind of plodding and seemed to drone on a bit, but not too offensive.
Felt like 90s skater style music and a throwback album even though I'd never heard it before. Pretty good.
Good album to have on in the background or whilst driving. Has some pretty rousing songs, would listen to again - I already own the "Greatest Hits"
I find Morrissey a bit much so... Not the worst, but not one I'll rush back to.
Not my thing. Talented musicians for sure, but not something I enjoyed or will return to in a rush...
Enjoyed this more than I thought I would, had more layers and levels than I expected. Would listen to again.
Urgh. This was painful. The music was poor to average and the singing was awful. Not a fan. And initially I had high hopes...
Repetitive and lacked any real progression or levels. Didn't pull me in or interest me but wasn't terrible.
It’s “Dad Rock” and that’s okay with me. Plodding and melodic and perfect for background music. This is something I’ll come back to.
Absolute garbage. Shame I can't give it 0 stars.
Felt like the singer was doing his best Bowie impression and I wasn't overly impressed with it. The album seemed a bit... Messy? Unfocused? Pretentious? Not *awful* but not great - have heard far worse lately.
As a fan of Tidal I had high hopes but this didn't quite live up to them. Definitely gets better with more listens but found the album a bit repetitive and intense. A grower?
At least 30 minutes too long and seemed a bit out of tune and full of wailing. A real shame cos I usually like 80s music. The most interesting part of the album was the title. Won't revisit.
This album dragged on too long by at least 30 minutes. It also seemed all over the place - the instrumental songs wtf? - and didn't draw me in at all. Not great.
I'm ignoring the remixes at the end of this version and therefore give this a 4 out of 5. Upbeat, funky, and not too heavy which is a great change from what's been churned out lately. Great music and singing - will revisit this one.
I... Did not enjoy this. Just not my thing. Repetitive. Too instrumental at times. Too long. Compared to some of the other less enjoyable albums I also think the musicians involved are less talented too. Don’t get the fuss. Not a fan.
Noise. Mercifully short (like this review) although it didn't necessarily feel it with how many "songs" there were. Not a fan.
Don't get me wrong I still didn't enjoy this much, but it wasn't as bad as yesterday's offering and did have some okay parts. The first song *not* included. I won't rush back but I am glad I've ticked this one off as a probable important part of music history listening goal. If that's a thing.
I can see why this is highly rated but I'm not sure it's coherent or cohesive enough for me to also jump on the bandwagon. His voice is amazing and was clearly a gifted guitarist to boot, however I found the album a tad too depressing and a little whiny/self-involved maybe? Not sure. A real shame he only released this as I think he had a lot more to give.
Garbage. Irritating and immature. One song actually had meowing. Never again.
I wasn't looking forward to this after the garbage that's been selected lately (on top of it being jazz which I hate) but... It was okay! I actually kind of enjoyed it despite myself. Would I listen again? Maybe. Maybe.
I tried really hard to dislike this album given it's not only a Beatle but the Beatle I least like but I couldn't find any real tangible reasons to. There are some stand out tracks but all in all it's a good album. Never felt like the album dragged on or that any of the music irritated me (as some of the stuff have thus far) and would honestly listen to it again.
I ummed and ahhed over the score on this one and have settled for right down the middle. One song irritated me but other than that the album was okay. I don't think I'll revist but I didn't hate every second so... Progress? Or a bar that's been lowered? Tune in next time to find out!
Much like the previous album, I wasn't sure where to place this one so middle score it is. Had some parts I quite enjoyed but on the whole it didn't really leave a mark on me. Could be worse I suppose.
Gah! It's over an hour long, it's fucking weird and sometimes kinda annoying buuuuuut I don't know! Against all expectations I actually enjoyed it! Which certainly suprised me after the opening track which filled me with trepidation. A definite shock high entry given my usual tastes, but so it goes...
FINALLY a five star album. Can't believe this is over 30 years old, it still sounds fresh and packs a punch today. Had me from the first note until the last both musically and lyrically. Yay, a good one!
This album started out sounding like early Evanescence but didn't stay there. Absolutely sublime singing and enjoyable enough music. Not what I expect but definitely a fun ride for me.
Meh. Another problematic artist this week but that aside this album was... okay. The opening track was of course the high point and it just kind of meandered in mediocrity from there. Seemed like the group had some things to say and was perhaps very "woke" and ahead of it's time? Unsure given I wasn't even born when it was released. Doubt I'll revisit but it wasn't horrific.
Ehhhhh. I tried to like this but it's just not to my taste. Great musicianship and even the singing was decent but I really struggled to get into an album where the genre isn't my thing and I can't understand the lyrics. Background music at best for me.
Despite my thoughts leading into this album I actually quite enjoyed it. The hits hit and the rest goes along nicely. I'm not sure if I'll listen again but I don't cringe at the thought of it. I may be a (reluctant) convert?
Fantastic. It's nice to get an album in a genre/style I enjoy so much and Aretha is probably the Queen of it. So many hits and classics. Will revisit.
In the 9 days it's been since my last Clash exposure nothing much has changed in my opinion towards them. This album sounded better but dragged onnnnnnnn. Sigh. Please, no more punk for a while?
Came into this dreading it, a couple of tracks in was enjoying it and then it never stopped and dropped in quality... The album wasn't one note which suprised me and has some interesting music but ultimately isn't quite my thing and was too long. Won't cringe when I hear them mentioned or if they appear in the list again, so, progress?
I was excited to hear this one when it popped up but ended up a little disappointed. Maybe built it up too much? The female singer is awesome, the male less so. So many hits and recognisable songs but unfortunately it didn't keep me fully engaged.
Urgh. Messy incoherent drugged up self-indulgent noise. Or so it felt. Not all of it was the worst thing I've ever heard, but overall it was poor due to it being very irritating and repetitive at times. Some parts were okay to good, but this was overshadowed by the album being cringe, an hour long and then adding insult to injury with a 12 minute final "song." People like this crap?!
Not bad! And a nice thing to listen to compared to yesterday. No particular highs or lows just good old 80s pop. Phew.
Not quite a 4 star album but seemed too good for a 3. I mildly enjoyed this although there was an irritating song (perhaps the last one) so can't say it was flawless in that respect. Not as bad as I expected so relieved, phew.
Like yesterday, not quite a 4 star album but seemed too good for a 3. This was more my style of music but as always there was irritating stuff. Also as usual, I tended to enjoy the songs with the female vocalist.
I sighed when I saw this one but it wasn't as bad as I anticipated. It was mediocre and I won't listen to it again mind. Continues a week of mediocrity.
Not terrible but not great either. Maybe 3 is generous, but I don't think I was overly irritated with this one. The yawnfest continues...
Garbage. Toneless tuneless garbage. would have been a 1 but ateast they kept it brief. Didn't enjoy and won't revisit.
Not bad! Kinda funky and upbeat and not as bad as I expected. Don’t know if I’d listen to again but it’s not because I hated it.
It's been a while but finally something I enjoyed and found high quality. Wasn't sure what to expect from this but wasn't disappointed. Will listen again.
Nothing offensive or exceptional here. Background music at best for me and one note but it chugged along nicely. Can't say I'd relisten but that's okay.
Rock bottom seems about right. What absolute garbage. Half a point given for being brief. The "wah-wah-wahs" in A Last Straw were a moment for sure but unfortunately NOT the last straw in terms of pap. This was painful.
Finally something from my era and wheelhouse! Not my favourite band but still an enjoyable stroll down memory lane. Starts out on a high and does unfortunately taper off in quality but still something I really enjoyed. May revisit the 90s BritPop era again soon thanks to this.
3.5/5 Really enjoyed some of this but after a while it seemed to trail off in quality, became a bit monotonous and too background musicy for me. May relisten as a chill album but doubt it will become a fave. Gave me "day chilling at the beach vibes" so maybe will revisit in that instance.
Nothing amazing or terrible here, just some slightly cheesey rap music that played okay in the background. Ham and Eggs was my highlight.
Great first song and wasn't anywhere near as bad as I'd anticipated but not my thing. The harmonica isn't my favourite instrument at the best of times so it's presence here wasn't appreciated. Not bad, but not my thing.
Not bad! Nothing that really drew me in or stuck with me but also nothing that got on my nerves. I doubt I'll revist this but I'm less dubious about listening to more Bowie after this experience so a win?
Too much "widdle widdle widdle" for me and not enough lyrics. The musicianship itself wasn't awful so not a straight 1 but this was not my thing, had songs that went on too long and kinda irritated me at times. Meh.
Urgh, what's with all the experimental instrumental guff lately? Not as good as Bowie but better than Zappa so a straight 3 it is. Won't relisten and wish this hadn't dragged on so long. Ah well.
Really enjoyed parts of this but on the whole I found it average. Nothing annoying or repetitive but nothing that was stand out perfection. I like this genre but not sure this is the best example of it. On to the next one...
It was alright! Last song was hideous but other than that it played along nicely in the background. Not much to say about the album really.
Ehhhh not my favourite. Background music at best for me. Nothing drew me in and made me take notice. Average to me.
Painful to be honest. Had had high hopes for this but it just went on and on and on and on and on... Clearly a singles band.
Really enjoyed this. Would have been even better without the skits and n bombs but it's to be expected with the genre. The extended version was long (and probably longer than I'd have liked) but this was definitely an album I enjoyed LISTENING to. Great lyrics, great themes. With the fat trimmed could have been a 5.
Chill, smooth and comforting. Definitely music to relax to and possibly only suitable for certain moods but I really enjoyed this.
This was not my favourite. I found her voice a little unpleasant and didn't really get drawn into this album at all. First meh of the week though, so I'll take it!
Same score as yesterday's but I definitely enjoyed it more, BritPop WAS my era after all... Nothing that stood out but it ticked along in the background nicely so that's okay.
An album from my youth. Didn't enjoy it as much as I expected to, found it pretty dreary and dirgy. Will definitely listen to the hits again but doubt I'll revisit the full album.
Not the best not the worst! Knew one song which suprised me but this played nicely in the background and had some funky grooves. Like a Tesco Value Jimi Hendrix I guess?
I enjoyed this! Varied and kept me listening all the way through. A few songs I already knew and a few songs that really drew me in. Will revisit this!
Truth is I don't like "widdle widdle widdle" guitar music or Rod Stewart that much... Technically sound but just not my jam. Apparently this is a foundation of heavy metal? Meh.
Sadly in this thing brevity is always appreciated and yes, this was brief. Not too bad, quite romantic and enjoyable but not a place I'd rush back to.
Ehhhh. Not my thing. Can't fault the musical ability of anyone but it's just not something I enjoy listening to. Had hopes at the start of track 2 that there may be more levels but there kinda wasn't. Ah well.
Just background music really. Nothing stood out; nothing grabbed my attention. A bit too mellow and beige for me perhaps?
This had some Fiona Apple vibes which I enjoyed but was too distracted to really take this album in. Plan to revisit.
I think this may be better than I'm rating it so it needs a revisit but now isn't the time. Initial thoughts: very country and 50's(?) sounding.
This was okay background music although not quite what I was expecting. He did warble a lot more than I enjoy and it seemed pretty one note. NOT one to revisit.
It's 70s rock and so not my first choice of music. Well performed and made but it's not something I'll run back to. Steven Tyler is also someone I cannot stand and so this may have flavoured my view...
Perfect music to sort seaglass to. Warm gentle music, well sung and nice fingerpicked guitar accompanying it.
Shite. And the ten minute song really took the biscuit. I've heard worse and so no 1 rating, but this was dirge for the most part. 1 point was given for the overall brevity. In the bin.
I like this! There was some bloat as expected but it had some interesting sounds without being Avant Garde or over the top. Saved myself 45 minutes by not listening to the extended version too, win!
Whoops, missed a few... Break aside though, this had some interesting parts but dragged on waaaaaaay too long. 90 mins does not a good album make. On to the next one(s)!
Weird but peppy and brief. A little too experimental and repetitive for my tastes but not quite to a "tear my hair out" degree. Not a fan of the singer or style of singing.
Another brief one but the songs dragged on too long for my tastes. I feel like if they'd all been trimmed a little and another track or two added it'd have been a straight up 4 stars for me. Funky and well performed but bloated, what a shame.
Yet another album with only a few songs but mostly overly long ones. Wasn't a massive fan, it played okay as background music but just nothing remarkable. Fairly tired of the era too which probably doesn't help. Not one to revisit.
Not sure what I think of his voice, at times I Iike it and at others I want it to just bloody stop. Some interesting music here and not all totally one note but still not my bag. Didn't feel like the album or any songs dragged on here so extra credit for the lack of bloat. Meh!
Urgh. The Spotify version had 36 tracks and after 26 of them I'd frankly had enough. This is okay but as seems the theme lately, is not to my taste. Mediocre to me and so a strictly average rating.
Maybe I'm going soft, maybe I've been beaten down by the other music lately but I really enjoyed this one as shown by the higher rating. Fantastic singing, interesting music. Particularly enjoyed the more whimsical stuff much to my suprise. Definitely revisiting her other album from this list to give it a better chance/listen.
I probably need to listen to this a few times to really appreciate it but from one listen and a relatively open mind I liked it. The music being out of the ordinary kept me interested and her singing and lyrical style certainly mark her as unique but this kinda makes it music for certain moods only I think, and so not necessarily a positive... One to marinate much like "Fetch the Bolt Cutters" perhaps, and so given the same (pretty high) score.
Started well but faded for me. Seems a little misogynistic and of it's time (which I can forgive) but overall not a bad album. Can't say I'll rush back but I won't cringe in horror at the sheer mention of them either. Win?
Better than I had imagined but still not earth shattering. Can't think of any highlights but overall a decent enough album which didn't offend my ears. One I'll return to probably.
This is an album I've listened to before so already something I had an interest in. With the time that has passed much of the same thoughts remain: it's a decent enough album if lacking any real bite or reason to obsess over. The most interesting track may be the first too, which never helps keep you engaged.
4 songs. Lots of talking. 45 minutes of my life I'll never get back. How people enjoy this I'll never know. His voice was okay. The songs were okay. I still hated it.
I came into this identifying as not being a Bowie fan but knew this was his final contribution. Sadly I do not give extra points for those who die right after releasing music and so this is a 3 for multiple reasons. The first track went on forever and another had nonsensical lyrics. It doesn't help I don't enjoy his voice. RIP Bowie, from still not a fan.
This isn't a short album but it never seemed to drag on to a point it annoyed me. The peak for me is unfortunately the opening track and so it all went downhill from there but it never lost it's power and momentum which was nice. I'll possibly revisit this one if I need something to chug along to.
Reminded me of Motorhead and Iron Maiden from the outset which isn't the worst thing in the world however I do find the latter's style of singing a little cheesy which definitely applies here. Also, not too dissimilar to yesterday's music which I preferred. It's okay, I'm not a new fan but I don't hate them.
This was a little too weird for me I think. Perhaps more listens would change that but not sure I want to invest time into this album. Creepy and uncomfortable would be my takeaways from this. And I don't even want to give the artist's styling the time of day...
Bias is involved here as I have this album in my car CD player and have done for months. From the opening track to the end I enjoy this. I do sometimes skip Shake It Off but overall it's a great pop album. Yes her singing isn't great however her storytelling is. Plus her lack of vocal prowess makes it easier to sing along to haha.
Another album I own and therefore already have an opinion on. The album starts out great with a bombastic opener and contains multiple mega hits but doesn't quite keep the quality up enough to warrant an outright 5 stars. One I'll listen to again no doubt, had already been debating doing just that just the other day in fact...
I... Kinda enjoyed this! And clearly am suprised about it. I didn't know what to expect but it was funky, upbeat and never seemed to drag on. Not sure if I'd race back to it but I won't run and hide if they appear again. Nice.
Familiar with the band although not being able to name a single song by them doesn't always bode well. This to me felt like a budget price or reject Oasis album, with the sneering nasal singing the most obvious crossover. Nothing standout and nothing great. Still can't name a single song by them...
Very long. Very 70s. Not the worst effort but at the length it is, not something I'll come back to even though I didn't mind the music itself. Perhaps a shorter album by them would be more to my taste.
I didn't enjoy this. It didn't seem focused and the violin was jarring and harsh on my ears. I think I'll avoid these guys in future, not a fan.
Is it as good as I remember it? Perhaps not quite. Is it still a fantastic album and amazing commentary on life back then and up north? Absodamnlutely. This album will always be able to take me back to this era and for that reason I think it does it's job well.
I'm not sure where to start... I really don't like falsetto singing so this album was probably never going to be my new favourite jam. It was mercifully short but given it's reputation and the "importance" of what's being said, I didn't connect at all. Maybe because I am not a black American living through the 70s. I really hope there aren't many more contributions by this artist, not sure how much more I can listen to someone sounding like their balls are getting constricted the whole album.
For Queen I found it pretty uninspiring but it is still Queen. Not one I'll return to but nothing upsetting.
I found this to be weird. It started out with classical music but then evolved into some kind of mess. Erratic and scattered album, not fully horrific but not to my taste.
Okay so not as bad as the first album I reviewed of his (and the very first album I reviewed for the project full stop) but I think it's safe to say I'm not an Elton John fan so much as a person who enjoys his hits or greatest hits albums. There WERE some of those on here which was nice - unlike the previously mentioned entry - but nothing that blew my socks off.
I... Don't think I enjoy fully instrumental albums. Sure I recognised a few songs and the first track is iconic but I got bored. Guitar and organ, guitar and organ, guitar and bleeding organ again and again. It was a very long 35 minutes for me.
Blur aren't my favourite - I was always an Oasis girl - and this hasn't changed that. I felt like this went on too long and some of the tracks were too experimental for my tastes but the hits HIT and that's okay.
I hadn't really heard much by Missy Elliott before this album and was honestly hoping for something along the lines of Fugees quality wise. Obviously I ended up disappointed. This had the cheesey talking rather than being musical type songs, an intro and outro, all of which I could have lived without. The stuff in between was okay but nothing ground breaking. Not won over by this artist.
Expletives warning... "Hot Poop"? More like hot fucking garbage. Jesus fucking Christ whenever I see something Zappa related I swear a part of me dies and falls off. I have nothing positive to say about this shite. Total dogshit.
I didn't think I knew these guys and then Mr. Wendal came on... That's about the peak of the album for me and as much as I have to say really. Inoffensive rap/hip-hop and not in a rush to listen to again.
Ehh. Funky and a bit whiney but I made it through. Not a massive fan and hoping that there aren't a load more Talking Heads albums yet to come. Average but not bloated, I survived.
Cliché shaped hair metal cheese but I did enjoy it. Brief enough that when I ended up accidentally playing it twice I didn't mind. Not something I'll charge back to but definitely made me smile while I was listening. Nice end to an average week of music.
Nothing about this stood out particularly. A bit on the long side and a little repetitive at times so I was craving for something more upbeat afterwards. Not a fan or a hater after this.
I really enjoyed the previous Hendrix album this challenge dropped and although there were more recognisable hits here, it was too long and convoluted for me. Don't get me wrong, he's an amazing guitarist and everything, but there was waaaay too much fat needing trimming on this bloated opus. I hope that the inevitable next Jimi Hendrix album is more like the previous one.
Enjoyed this more than I expected to given that I didn't expect to enjoy it at all. Not sure I'll become their greatest fan but I don't hate them which is always a win.
Not my favourite. Seemed like something from around the grunge era however apparently it came after. Not a convert and not intrigued to find any more music by these guys.
I'm sad I didn't enjoy this cos I really wanted to. Her voice was something else but the songs didn't do anything for me. Maybe there's a better album out there for me? I guess I'll find out.
Jesus fucking Christ what a pile of runny horse shit. No wonder it isn't on Spotify: IT'S NOT MUSIC!!!
Oh dear god I enjoyed this. Short and snappy songs and well performed. We're still a while from calling me a convert but I'm listening...
Ehhhh Rod Stewart... Not really my thing but didn't make me want to hot poker my ears out.
I'm not sure what to make of this. The music was pretty basic and cliché country however the lyrics were not. Humour, wisdom and sadness were all here in his songs, the storytelling was pretty top notch. One I rate more than I like.
Okay this was not what I expected. I WAS expecting something Zappa like so when the first funky riff started I was relieved to say the least. I even knew a few of the songs. Not my bag but not bad!
This was not what I expected and in a good way! (For once!) Pretty enjoyable upbeat music and if you'd asked me I'd have said they were American by the sounds, so to discover they're Northern Irish was another pleasant surprise. Interested to see if they appear again.
This album seems somewhat dated, the 90s music, the OTT drug references and misogyny (although let's be real that's still a thing now) and the frequent n bombs. I didn't mind it though. The music made up for the basic lyrics and there are definitely some catchy songs.
It's Bruce. It's grand, it's pretty cliché but it is listenable and enjoyable to me. This was a rather long album and could have done with being halved but I wasn't wanting to burst my eardrums by the end to make it stop. Worlds Apart stood out for me out of the rather large bunch.
I had to listen to this more than once and I'm still not 100% sure of my rating. This album starts great and has some real moments in it. It's well performed and I did enjoy it so I'm go to stick with my gut and give it a 4.
Had to listen to this one again as I couldn't quite remember what I thought. Mean, moody and atmospheric but, it felt like it never quite arrived at where it was heading. I feel like this band or album has been super influencial as I can hear other artists who came after in the music playing here, but no particular song stuck around or got it's claws in me. Wouldn't mind another album from these guys so I can made a better informed opinion on them.
I was quite excited for this one and even kept it to the end of a backlog... I was disappointed. It started well enough but after a few songs the lack of a different beat had begun to bore me. If I want inoffensive and shallow rap I know where to come now I guess...
Ramblin' all right... This was not my bag, my purse or my cup of tea. I appreciated he kept his rambling brief though, so thank you for that Jack. Low point here was the yodelling, reminded me of my girlfriend's cat asking to be fed every morning only without the tin of tuna to give to him to make him fucking stop. Fun times.
This was okay. Grooved along okay and kept me somewhat engaged, but it's not something I'd rush back to. Probably something nice to listen to while cleaning or chilling but not an album I'll remember.
What an album to return to the project with! Thank God. All killer no filler for me, this is an album I own a physical copy of so bias is definitely at play, but I think the music deserves the top rating.
I actually misread the artist name for this one, was kind of excited and then really kind of confused as to why Bruce Dickinson's voice had changed so much. From that point it was all downhill. A 17 minute track is probably never going to be part of an album I love and this one reinforced that. Psychedelic rock without the charm for me. Won't revisit.
This album felt wholly unremarkable to me. Generic 90s rock and nothing that hooked me in or offended me. Middle of the road stuff.
Not my favourite. Could probably have it playing in the background easy enough but there was absolutely nothing that stood out or drew me in.
THIS is why I'm doing this project. An album of Simlish esque dreampop? Yes please. Gives me nostalgia for things from my youth that didn't even happen to me it evokes an image so well. Can't stop listening to this.
In many other weeks this one may have taken the top spot, HOWEVER... A great start, some real foot tapping stuff, but, thanks to the deliberately spartan style, it did become a little repetitive as the repeated chord progression was rather obvious. One I'll happily revisit but not an all time favourite.
A little long but rousing hair metal often is. This isn't an album I'll obsess over but I did enjoy it and it's uplifting sound. Nothing else to say really!
This was okay. I didn't like it as much as the previous Sabbath album and it felt a little long for my enjoyment levels.
This was okay! A bit dark and moody but that's fine by me. Particularly enjoyed the bass and drums in the early songs.
Not a fan. Nothing actually wrong with this however I find Neil's singing too nasally and tuneless and his songwriting to be entry level.
This wasn't as unpleasant as I was imagining. Nothing that overly stood out for me but overall a nice enough album. Nice to get one this old too!
Yeah okay, I kinda like the Beatles, what of it? Jokes aside, good album, punchy and kept me engaged.
I had to listen to this twice. I like it but I think it's an album for a certain mood rather than an everyday album. Or it is for a white British lady hearing it for the first time in her late 30s.
I'm not a Bee Gees fan and that's okay. I did prefer this to their previous entry to this list, but I was still definitely waiting for the album to end. Inoffensive but not my thing.
The band. Maybe "A Band" would be more accurate, as these guys were unremarkable to me. Not terrible, not great.
This started out super strongly but then rapidly declined. Can't knock the vocal prowess and group harmonies but the songs were too God bother-y for me.
French hip hop, hmm. Perhaps not knowing what the guy was talking about helped cos I didn't hate this. I don't think I'm a new convert but other language rap isn't written off thanks to this.
Had that one hit I knew and that's about all I remember. Chugged along nicely but a mostly unremarkable album for me.
The first Beatles album I ever really WANTED to like, and I didn't. Too long, too all over the place and a little juvenile for my tastes. I WILL revisit but maybe just the best stuff that are hand picked for me.
This I kinda enjoyed! Had some maybe cheesy or dated moments but overall I enjoyed it. Open minded to these guys going forward.
Saw the band name and was immediately filled with trepidation. Was unnecessary though. This was pretty enjoyable, and maybe because this week has been so poor, probably a stand out album. Not sure if I'll listen again but I do think it's good.
An absolute classic. There's a duff song in there for sure but overall it's a masterclass in great musicianship. All this for a debut? Amazing.
This was okay! Not as rocky as The White Stripes but enjoyable all the same. Happy to hear more from Jack in whatever form it comes.
This was underwhelming. Aside from the hits, the album mostly went by uninspired. Not sold on it but not a hater.
I was sadly underwhelmed by this. No doubt Annie has some pipes, but overall nothing drew me in and made this fun.
Marvin had some things to say about love, said them, said them beautifully and then went on with his day. If only all albums were like this. Nothing bloated, just well performed music. Perfect.
Well, I must admit I did tap my foot to this album a LOT. The songs were brief and so I never got bored and desperate for the music to stop. There's obviously drama about these songs being sung by a white guy cos that's what society was more "comfortable" with back then, but that's as much air time as I'm giving that.
This was... Hard to quantify really. I absolutely listened to it all and stayed engaged but did I enjoy it? No, not particularly. It wasn't offensive and the music was quite nice to listen to, but I just don't enjoy talky folk and his deep voice seemed to be almost sleep inducing to me.