My kind of jam
My kind of jam
Not sure on where this fits chronologically but feels like it could be a blueprint album for a lot what came after. Love the light touch on instrumentation, highlighting her voice. Funny how the wave of nostalgia makes this sound modern.
An enjoyable listen but not one I find myself thinking “I need to listen again” while listening. Stylistically pretty broad while still feeling cohesive. Some great riffs and breaks.
Love the production, of course it’s Albini. Pop in a Nirvana way but everything is a little weird, which is right up my alley. So many good songs. One of those albums that always sounds like it was released “a few years ago”
Mix of cinematic and impressive restraint on the music, just wish the goals were turned down a bit in the mix (but I get it).
The ur album for an entire wave of recent nostalgia music? Well balanced mix of drone-y slow core and goth jangle pop. Like a warm blanket for your ears.
On the line between free jazz freak outs and sweet grooves
Nostalgia trip with lots of “that kind of sounds like…” moments. Both of its time and ahead of its time sounding.
If Pink Floyd replaced pretension with groove
A solid Young album for this Neil head, but not weird enough?
Might be more memories than music at this point
An impressive feat of a rave album that can be listened to and enjoyed outside the club
Some great sounds but had some distracting moments that took me out of it.
Just good songs. And lots of synth
Like the solo acoustic style. No surprise I like the Suicide style and rockabilly/blues style songs. May need to revisit
Good grooves, great basslines, a sound I always enjoy
Still a great album, but not sure if/when I’ll listen again (since I forgot about them before this).
So many grooves and sounds.
Classic. Love the beats and style, and the humor
A case study in The Sound of the British Invasion. I need to spend more time with it but dig what I’ve heard.
Just not vining with it, but not bad
Another solid Young album. A dash of weird, a dash of droning repetition, my kind of jam
Staple of my youth but couldn’t get into it. I prefer Reanimation?
Soft spot here but it’s amazing how good it still sounds.
Amazing (and unfortunate) how relevant and powerful the lyrics still are. Music highlighted them but sounds a bit “of its time”, reason why it lost a star. Can’t help thinking what it would sound like if it was made today.
Got some groove. Stylistically varied and fun.
Rating benefitted from it being a Friday album, but I kept coming back and listening throughout the weekend. Amazing covers and humorous songs mixed with beautiful music.
Jangle on, baby!
Nostalgia record. Still think it’s well crafted and highly enjoyable
Minimal, restrained grooves and good songs
Fun listen with grooves. Talking Heads vibes
Still love the guitar sound and the fun songs are funnier than I remember. But the classic Smith style songs are more of a drag
Fun listen. Feels like the bridge between ABC and The Pixies
Rawk! Also some more psychedelic moments than expected
Yup, sounds like The Beach Boys. Yup, sounds like someone’s sanity slowly collapsing
The blueprint. Love all the demos and alt takes included.
Is this how I become a Kraftwerk head? Some amazing sounds
Really enjoyed this. And nice to see a reggae album make a list from an artist I’d never heard of
My kind of jam
Yup, sounds like the band that did Come On Eileen. Still fun
Enjoyed listening but not sure I’ll revisit
Work of art
Like U2 meets Coldplay with a dash of M83
Surprised by how much I liked this, despite the guitar wankery
I love Nick Drake. This is a regular summer listen
This is an album I’d add to a playlist but wouldn’t listen to the playlist for it
I have a complicated relationship with Radiohead
Top Gun vibes
Not my jam (but Jesus Built My Hotrod has a Suicide vibe)
Classic leopard spandex fun but with some more classic rock and roll showing through
Queen! Really flexing the range here. And Killer Queen is one of my favorites.
Kept wanting to listen again. At the least, 5 stars for making me pickup a guitar again and giving me ~ideas~.
So much my vibe
Felt like a different band and never really hooked me
More Sabbath than I expected. Sounds like a hell of a show
Enjoyed the music but likely won’t revisit
For both how much I enjoyed it and how much I think this impacted other artists and genres I enjoy
Not my thing
So many Songs
Highlights the songwriting
Am I a Dylan fan now?
Really enjoyable album. Like Mika wrote lyrics for Bowie
Not as good as This Year’s Model
What it sounds like inside my head
The birth of G Funk? Also, Give Up The Funk. 5 stars for that song alone.
Perfectly good rock album. Would put it on a playlist, would listen to the playlist for it.
An oddly important album for me despite how rarely I listen
Musically still top notch, but some of the lyrics haven’t held up so well
Not bad musically, but didn’t hold my attention
Fun and funny with a sound I never get tired of
Did this album, in part, spawn a blog project name? Yes
Funky (at least to start)
Forgot how good this album is. Alone Again Or is a favorite
Hey, no obnoxiously gated drums
Rawk! Liked it more than the last ZZ album