I'm just not really into Dream Pop.
Boomer rock. It's fine. Some nice groovy tracks, solid musicianship going on. Was nice to have on as background while I was working.
Literally everybody in the early 70s was like "Yo, what if we made our guitar sound like a sitar?" Fire In The Hole is a banger, fuckin' killer piano solo part way through.
Whoever put this list together is super fond of 70s boomer rock
Literally everything I know about this band comes from Weird Al's polka rendition of Hate To Say I Told You So. That song alone led me to believe these guys were just early 00's radio punk, but the album gets surprisingly harder as it goes on. Super reminiscent of Minor Threat at times. Die, All Right! and Here We Go Again are fucking bangers.
I blame my infatuation with early 90s hip hop ENTIRELY on GTA San Andreas
Some people get Lou Reed. I'm not one of those people.
I can't believe Stevie Wonder shamelessly ripped off two classic songs from Will Smith and Coolio smh my head. Did this really need to be nearly two fucking hours long?
I really just haven't listened to enough Bowie
I'd say if you don't like Judas Priest you aren't human, but I just gave Stevie Wonder a 2/5 and feel really bad about it so I'll refrain. I've heard this album a million times. It's still really fun to listen to. Painkiller's still their best album in my opinion, and this one does get a little repetitive with just about every song being mid-tempo with a big sing-along chorus, but you still get all the fundamental Priest qualities you could ask for with this one.
Never heard of this group or this album before. A little bit dated at times, but that doesn't really bother me at all in this case, it's got just the right amount of 80s synth funk going on that it's got good groove without being sickeningly cheesy (save for the more ballad-ish songs, which just don't really work for me). Fucking solid musicianship all around.
This is somehow my first time listening to this album, but Meatloaf's sound is still so recognizable that I feel like it's my 3rd or 4th spin. It's like Queen but with more motorcycles and cocaine.
Jesus fuck, what the fuck is this album cover? Actually digging the album though. Chill and folky. Super cool production choices throughout.
Not bad. Not outstanding either. Hard mid.
Man, I never really liked ska. I really tried to keep an open mind with this album. The nicest thing I can say about it is that it isn't nearly as bad as the obnoxious pop punk ska we got in the late 90s and early 00s, but this just really isn't for me.
I think I like Zeppelins II and IV better (been years since I've listened to either all the way through) but this one's still solid.
I actually didn't finish listening to this one and to be honest I don't really care to
This band sounds like working at Revs
Really solid piece of 90s Electronic music I hadn't really heard before. Consistently great throughout, solid variety ranging from exciting and danceable to atmospheric and dream-like. Fucking amazing closing track. Despite its longer run time, I ended the album wanting to hear more, and if that doesn't warrant this being the first 5/5 of this whole run so far, I don't know what does. Definitely joining my regular rotation, needs to be the soundtrack to my next acid trip
Not bad, just not my thing.
Great production, sick rhyme schemes. Only really managed to tune in for the lyrics on the first two songs so I'm gonna have to sit down and give this one a dedicated listen some time, but there's some pretty fucking great lyrical craftwork in what I heard.
This is literally just The Doors on more heroin
Nice background music
Any time a white guy with a soft voice opens a song with "[woman's name] was [below legal consenting age]" I get just a little bit nervous. Fuck, I thought this was going to be bog-standard early 00's indie rock, but I'm actually liking this one more than I thought I would. Lots of catchy riffs and melodies, solid performances all around, and consistently enjoyable from beginning to end, definitely gonna be giving it another full listen in the near future. I was a little hesitant to give this one a 5/5 because I feel like they aren't really trying anything all that ambitious, but they've conquered the hell out of their comfort zone and I can't deny that this was a surprise banger for me. Similar to the Chemical Brothers album, I wanted to hear more as soon as it was over. I'd be kicking myself the next day if I didn't give this one a 5.
Why does the streaming version of this album sound like it's being played underwater? Look, I understand Elvis was foundational in popularizing stealing music and theatrics from black musicians and sanitizing them for white audiences, but this just feels so fucking soulless to me.
This was SO DAMN CLOSE to being the first enjoyable Ska album I've come across. But by some cruel ironic twist of fate, that one album has black face on the cover. And oh man, the cartoonish appropriation of Indian culture on the song New Dehli... God damn early eighties casual British racism. It also gets more and more obnoxious to listen to as it goes on, so I don't really have any qualms giving it one star at this point. Get your shit together, Ska.
Beautiful. Smooth. Wandering, but never aimless. Every musician seems to be playing in their own little world, and yet those worlds somehow manage to live together in chaotic harmony. You can listen to the band as a whole and it'll be an overall soothing experience. Or you can just as easily tune into what each musician is doing, and just follow them on their own little journey, distinct from the others, and yet still informed by them.
Nice as background noise, will give it a more engaged listen some day
Pretty fun to listen to. Good background noise for me
This DEFINITELY screams late 90s. Not at all a bad thing
CAN. YOU. DIGIT. SUCKAAAAAAAAAAAA
s'aight I'm really running out of things to say
Mainly familiar with Bjork through all of the jokes the Simpsons made about her, but I actually do kinda dig this
wTF i LIKE JAZZ NOW?
Okay, apparently there's a longer version of this album I need to hear, although this version was really good too
I honestly don't understand how anybody can have super strong opinions on The White Stripes one way or the other. Maybe I just had to be there.
It sounds like shit. I love it.
The whole opening of this album sounds like a Danger track. It builds up really nicely. There's a lot of interesting composition and production going on, but it's still very easy to listen to. The synth section in Life's A Beach is fucking killer.
Groaned as soon as I saw this. I'm REALLY not into hair metal. But who knows? Will Deff Leppard join Motley Crue as one of the bands that I looked back on with disdain but actually found unexpectedly fun upon giving another chance all these years later? nope lol
I got a soft spot for Tom Petty, but I think it's mostly nostalgic. I was jamming hard to the songs I recognized off of this album (American Girl and Breakdown) and was just kinda softly vibing to the others. This probably wouldn't hit as hard for me if I was hearing it for the first today. But I'm not judging it by any "what if?" metric, I'm judging it by how much I enjoyed listening in the moment, so I'll go ahead and give it a 4.
This is exactly the kind of trite and watered down late 90s early 00's radio metal sound I can't fucking stand.
Man, I really wanna hate Led Zeppelin for being overplayed and for shamelessly stealing music from black blues musicians and for Jimmy Page raping a 13 year old girl, but this album is just so fucking good. This band really took blues rock to another fucking level. Fuck Jimmy Page.
FUCKIN' Instant 5. I've loved this fucking album since I was a kid and I love it now. Additionally, fuck Youtube Music. Holy shit, I listen to fucking pornogrind but RATM warrants interrupting my listening with a fucking content warning? And accepting that content warning means wiping out my entire playlist queue? I might have to find a new streaming service, this is wildly fucking annoying.
Y'know, when I first saw this album pop up for today, my initial reaction was "ugh... The Killers... Fuckin' hate'em..." But about three or four songs into the album, I was actually digging the hell out of it. I didn't get it, I heard these guys way back in high school and thought they were trite, weak, indie pop rock. What happened? Well, looking back, I think I might've seen the band name "The Killers" and thought "Oh sweet! That sounds like the name of a sick-ass metal band!" and was deeply disappointed to find that they sounded more like Muse on Xanax. But going in without that expectation this time around, I enjoyed this album quite a bit. I wouldn't really say it does a whole lot to elevate itself above all the other early 00's indie rock, but I dug it.
I feel like lo-fi punk is at least an automatic 3 for me.
What the fuck is Krautrock?
Enjoyable. It's a little more dated, definitely has the same structure a lot of 90s techno had, with "let's slowly introduce one instrument after the other and then bring it back down." But it's good.
I liked what little Lorde I heard before checking this album out. This is solid stuff all around, I really like it. Great production, beautifully chill melodies, great vocal work.
I was on a light dose of shrooms for this one. It was kinda nice to have the album get more psychedelic as the shrooms kicked in, but it definitely overstayed its welcome. This really didn't need to be an hour and a half long.
This album was so foundational for me. Instant 5/5, holds up beautifully.
This isn't bad, it just really isn't for me. I'm less into the soft spoken love and jesus songs and more into the songs about getting shitfaced and yelling at cops. The bluesy songs hit pretty fucking nicely though ("I Don't Get It" being a notable one).
I'm not gonna deny the impact Sinatra had on Lounge music, but man, I just don't like this stuff. It's boring to me.
I got 2 songs in and was just.... I'm not gonna waste my time. I know what I'm in for.
I liked The Beatles more as they moved away from their early 60s pop rock stuff and more toward their weird psychadelic experimental stuff, peaking right around Sgt. Pepper. This album's somewhat toward the beginning of that transition, still pretty accessible with some nice surprises here and there.
Boring, bland, uninspired pop rock. This feels like shit a church band would play. No thanks.
I REALLY do have a soft spot for 90s electronica. I'm not crazy about the album, but it ain't bad. Very dream-like throughout.
Not really my thing. It was somewhat suitable to have on in the background while I get ready for a folk punk show I guess
Man, something about Aretha Franklin's vibes just make the realization that I'm probably gonna have to work through the holiday this monday so much easier to process. Good feels all around. Speaking of good feels, I'm a little concerned about her dating Doctor Feelgood, I'd highly advise anybody and everybody from dating Gene Simmons.
Oh man, that fuckin' piano on Uncertain Smile is so damn good
I mean, who doesn't love some fucking dirty, grimy, late 80s Seattle grunge?
I dig it alright. It's maybe a little too ballad-y for my taste. I really like the parts where it picks up in energy and groove, and I wish it would've done that a little more.
Classic, but man, I don't miss the era of rap albums having skits after every other track
I mean it's definitely repetative, and other electronic albums have come along since then and done so much more with the genre. Still a mostly enjoyable listen, just gets a little tiring in the second half.
Sounds kinda like a trippier Talking Heads album. Starts off okay, but really overstays the fuck out of its welcome
As far as synth pop goes, not bad. Not in a rush to listen to it again or anything.
It's really hard not to like Santana. Nobody's been more successful at making Latin Rock sound cooler than they have.
SOOO pleasantly surprised to see Sepultura listed here. AND it's an album I'm actually not too familiar with. The global score on this one is notably lower than average, and I completely understand why. Sorry, y'all, I know that dirty, grimy, oldschool death metal isn't everybody's jam, but this is a pretty fuckin good day for me.
Y'know, one nice thing about so many of these 1001 albums being so fucking mid is that when I do come across a pleasant surprise, it hits like a fucking ton of bricks. Really dig this one
Took me 20 years to actually sit down and listen to this whole-ass album. It's gonna take a few repeat listens for me to fully absorb it, but I'd say it lives up to the hype pretty damn well.
I think I like Paranoid better, but man, there's really nothing bad about this album. It's a heavy, groovy time from beginning to end.
Fuckin darkly beautiful
Apparently a great album if you like Disco. I don't like Disco.
Not my favorite Jackson album, but still enjoyable.
I'll take Origin and Absolution over this album any day. It's an overall great album, but it gets a little bit too poppy for my taste at times.
I listened to this album, then completely forgot I listened to it, and accidentally listened to it again. So like... three stars I guess.
Not my favorite from Bauhaus
The ability to improvise something that sounds so carefully crafted, with every chord and melody spending virtually no time between conception and existence and yet still sounding like it's exactly where and when it's supposed to be, is an incredible talent.
Oh man, early 90s hip hop misogyny is a little difficult to sit through. Definitely stops this album from being 5 stars for me. Otherwise, straight bangers throughout
I'm really glad I listened to "You Want It Darker" before listening to this one. That album was much more akin to my taste, and made me go into this one with a much more open mind. Cohen's always been a brilliant poet and lyricist, and that's something I probably would've skimmed over for this album had I not been introduced to his last work.
Man, finding flow this fucking good from 80s rap doesn't feel like an easy task
Skipping this one. Fuck this habitually abusive rapist fuckstick and his music.
Didn't need to be an hour long, but still a classic
Not offensively terrible, just trite and boring.
Alright, I'm gonna start being harder on the generic 60s/70s classic rock shite. There's way too fucking much of it on this list. Just go listen to Deep Purple, they did all of this better.
Much better than the other album
Pretty standard 90s punk, was still fun to listen to
I think this album's just a little too close to Ska for me to really love it, but it ain't bad.