She's very talented but didn't really grab me.
She's very talented but didn't really grab me.
Black Sabbath is a cool doom song - Ozzy's voice kinda stinks. Album is jammy fun time. They're good at the guitar. The album art is garbage.
She's got a good voice but pretty boring music overall. Son of a preacher is a classic.
Blister in The Sun, Add it up, Gone Daddy Gone all very good tracks. Group has fun bass - vocals are sometimes really cool and sometimes boring drivel.
I guess this would be interesting in 1968. Cool that he performed in a prison but otherwise this is Johnny Snorefest. Doesn't even have Ring of Fire, what kinda setlist is that. Dewey Cox is better.
This is a really good album that is brought down by some crappy skits and a stupid Kenny Powers-esque autobiography at the end. It's fairly simple production but also catchy and does a great job of getting that foot tappin. Lyrics are decent but Kayne was never a poet. Highlights include Jesus Walks, Never Let Me Down, All Falls Down, and Workout Plan.
There's some fun jam bits in most of the tracks but it overstays its welcome without switching it up. Songs don't really go anywhere.
Not really my jam.
Iron Maiden was my gateway drug into metal. They are an incredibly talented band that has written some of the most influential music in heavy metal. The Number of the Beast is one of their greatest albums. They don't hold anything back and jump right into it on Invaders - introducing the listener to tasty riffs, sick bass, and lightning fast drums. Bruce Dickenson's commands the microphone with authority. Even when they slow it down (Children of the Damned) it's excellent. Halfway through we get to the title track which is fantastic. Other highlights include 22 Acacia Avenue and Run To The Hills, but there isn't a bad song on this album - it's a quick 40 mins of classic metal but when it's over it makes me want to jump to the next album in their discography.
Pretty good! Some good jams on here.
I found this to be a decent little album. Highlights include Breakdown, Anything That's Rock n Roll, and American Girl. Straightforward rock and roll - fitting for the time period it was released in. Enjoyable licks, vocals are alright and it's short and sweet - nothing feels too short nor too long. Solid 3.
Led Zeppelin are commonly known to be a pretty good band and one of the pioneers in the rock and roll and even hard rock space. I've listened to most Led Zeppelin albums and I don't know what it is but this one doesn't hit it for me like say I or II do. Custard Pie is an alright opener - very straightforward stuff that for me doesn't really get me tappin until I hear that harmonica. Things start getting better with The Rover. In My Time of Dying is good but could be half the length. Then we get to for me the highlights of the album, Trampled Under Foot and Kashmir. The second half of the album it starts to get a little boring. Bron-Yr-Aur is a nice little ditty and Down By The Seaside is nice - but nothing here is really memorable for me except The Wanton Song. Anyways it's a solid 3. If I wanted to listen to some Led Zeppelin I'd choose another album.
Alright, folks, let's talk about Kraftwerk's "Autobahn." This album might be considered a classic, but let me tell you, it's about as exciting as driving through Kansas - which is to say, not very exciting at all. The title track is 22 minutes long, which is longer than most people's attention span. It's like taking a long road trip with someone who won't shut up about their stamp collection. If you're looking for something to get you pumped up on your morning commute, "Autobahn" isn't it. It's more like elevator music for robots. And let's not forget about the album cover. It looks like it was designed by a first-grader with a ruler and a set of white and blue pencils. I mean, come on, guys, at least put in a little effort. Overall, if you're a fan of music that puts you to sleep, then "Autobahn" is the album for you. But if you're looking for something with a little more energy and excitement, you might want to look elsewhere.
I have a soft spot for the 80s sound. I love the gothic tone of their music. Overall it's okay - Lucretia through Flood II are solid but the rest of it is forgettable.
I'm not a huge fan of AC/DC personally, but you have to admit that have some bangers and have some really solid guitar. Hells Bells, Back in Black, Shook Me All Night Long, these are absolute classics that will light up any Manitoba social. The rest of the songs are pretty bland, fortgettable and same-y. The vocals suck - it's like if Axl Rose couldn't hit a note. The last track is absolute dog shit.
Musicianship on point. Wild World and Father and Son are very good. Nice sounding stuff but boring at times.
Guy's a jerk!
Never really got into The Clash, however there are some fun punk tracks on this album. 48 Hours has some great gang vocals. Janie Jones is a good opener. White Riot is a great track. I don't love the Police and Thieves cover but otherwise fairly solid album.
I like this album quite a bit - some awesome tracks, especially the ones with Del (Clint Eastwood, Rock The House). M1 A1 might be more of a Blur song, but I really like it. Dropping a star because of Man Research, that track was annoying.
(Mandatory "SKA SUCKS") I've never heard of these guys before, but actually enjoyed this quite a bit. Solid short and catchy ska songs - I never realized A Message To You Rudy was them (which is apparently a cover of a reggae song). Favourites include Nite Klub and Little Bitch. Too Much Too Young is super repetitive.
I'm not one to listen to Ambient music - but this decent background music/sounds for office working or something that requires focus. The piano tracks are significantly better than the synthesizer tracks in my opinion. I don't think I'd ever listen to this again. It's cool that this was inspirational for some artists I guess.
She's got a great voice, but too much honky tonk. Shadowland is the best song - Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes is solid mariachi tune.
Neat idea but didn't really enjoy it
I really liked this, was always a fan of the hits of the Chemical Brothers but had never dived into an album. For the dance music of the 90s this was very different - love the breakbeats on this album. English raves in the 90s must have been awesome.
Couple decent tracks, but also a lot of filler. Songs with vocals are the best ones while the instrumental tracks feel more like interludes. Talented musicians on this album but felt pretty boring and same-y throughout.
Take On Me is decent but the rest is pretty bad. I even like synth and couldn't get into this. The vocals absolutely suck.
This is one of the best rap albums I've heard. Kendrick is a genius lyricist and has excellent flow. It's a fascinating album that tells a story of himself as a teenager growing up in Compton, surrounded by the gang violence purported by the Crips, Pirus, and Blood gangs, but not participating in it. He grew up surrounded by pressures to get involved in crime and gang lifestyles, but stayed out of it, having the dream to make it big in the rap game, and he did just that. Tracks like The Art of the Peer Pressure and maad city (certified banger) give a detailed look into growing up around that violence and his tone and flow (especially on maad city) make you feel like you're in it too. Swimming Pools (Drank), a song that has likely played at thousands of clubs and has been danced to by millions of drunks, discusses the connections between peer pressure and alcoholism that Kendrick was surrounded by growing up. The closer track, Compton, has an awesome Dre feature. Musically wise this album is solid - excellent beats and samples throughout. But the real instrument on this album is Kendrick, his rapping is one of the best in the industry, and his socially conscious lyrics are what make really enjoy it - it's rap music that makes you sit down and think about what is being said. Not to disparage gangster rap, I just prefer lyrics that reflect on the real issues rather than "get money, hit em up, y'all gonna make me lose my mind" lyrics.
The One I Love is a pretty good track but the rest is seriously meh. Musically fine but the vocalist is not for me.
Pretty good stuff!
The only thing that would make this album better is Richard Cheese.
He's definitely a good rapper - I didn't have a ton of time with this record. The music was pretty interesting - never heard of "grime" before.
Rio is the best track. There's some decent stuff here, I like a good synth.
I didn't realize how much I enjoyed this album. Is this dad rock? Excellent guitar. Great vocals. When the keys shine, do they ever shine. Also I had no idea the singer, guitarist, and backup singer (along with other crew) all died when their chartered plane crashed in 1977 - that got me down a little wikipedia rabbit hole. Free bird is also a 10/10 track. Really love Tuesday's Gone and Simple Man too.
She's very talented but didn't really grab me.
Really cool album. Musically fun - had me bobbin my head. Atlantis to Interzone is my fav track.
CARS AND GIRLS CARS AND GIRLS This is alright punk music - it's like a worse Clash. A mascot for a band is a strange thing - also Handsome Dick Manitoba is a dick.
This album is excellent. Honestly probably would've been 5 stars except for the Phoenix track having way too much spoken word before track gets going. Guy's an immense talent. Though this album really could've used his classic "chocolate salty balls" track.
They've got some good tracks but definitely feel like a diet Iron Maiden. Album opens strong with Rapid Fire, Metal Gods and the classic, Breaking The Law but then falls off a bit. United stinks. Living After Midnight is another classic but the remainder of the album is pretty forgettable. Also I didn't realize it wasn't officially part of the tracklisting, but because I had to hear it, Red, White & Blue should really give this review another star deduction.
Really solid hip-hop. I'm listening to this album for the first and it's crazy how I recognize so many of the beats because they've been in sampled in other tracks over the years. It shows the level of influence these guys had on the industry. The guys are right, it IS tricky to rock a rhyme that's right on time - but they do it. It's Tricky and Walk This Way are the top tracks for me.
Pretty solid album - they're a talented bunch.
I really didn't enjoy this album. The album opens with such promise as the title track is an excellent pop song. Then it goes completely downhill. With the only saving grace being Cherish. The slower tracks such as Promise To Fly and Oh Father are just brutal. Keep it Together is a decent track. Pray For Spanish Eyes is a decent slower tracker, with solid instrumentation throughout. The last track is a head scratcher - comes across as some sort of joke track. It is cool that a lot of the guitar on this album is from Prince.
An excellent Stink Floyd album. Sometimes I feel as though I like this more than Dark Side and the Wall. It's all kinds of excellent - Shine on You is just an excellent song. The pacing of this album is excellent even the two 12 minute tracks don't overstay their welcome. Excellent guitar work, drumming - love the synth throughout this album. The three middle tracks are all excellent too. This album also has my favourite album art. All around excellent.
There's some fun tracks on this album and instrumentally this is decent. I like the drumming on a lot of tracks - it's definitely that early stage punk-like sound. Harmonizing vocals are fun and I enjoy the keys whenever they're present. The lead vocals is kinda just yelling/shrilling and it's not great. I would not return to this album but glad I gave it a spin.
It's decent music but I wouldn't listen again.
Cool to see an album from the 50s, and a live one at that. Sarah Vaughan is a very talented singer, a beautiful voice who I'm sure made the club go crazy. Musically this is decent although not my favourite type of music. I would enjoy playing the Fallout series to this album.
This is pretty good stuff! Sometimes I can't get into the vocals but musically this is tight and it's very unique!
Nasty Nas! One of the greats.
There's some good music here overall - but the vocalist is a bit abrasive to me.
I regret being a visitor to this album.
This album is very bad. Not good! Prince is considered an enigma, a prodigy, one of the greats - but this album is just not good. The album starts off okay, 1999 and Little Red Corvette are half-decent songs. Everything after is downright terrible. Most tracks are 6-9 minutes and don't really offer much beyond a standard chorus/verse structure, so these tracks don't really go anywhere - why not make them 3-4 minutes then? I understand that this is a concept album and there's some story but that doesn't excuse making the music crap for the sake of whatever story he's trying to tell. I partially hope there's a better Prince album in this list but then I'd risk having to listen to some of his crap songs.
This album is excellent. Elton is a great songwriter. Even though the album is about 75 minutes, every song is solid. Love Lies Bleeding is so good and Saturday Night's Alright is a classic.
I really like this album - it's a solid indie rock album but it has some of that atmospheric sound that I like.
Enough Primal Scream! I'm sick of it! This album was not very good. It's like a mix of fairly normal rock songs and then these instrumental/industrial bits that go on too long. What was the band going for here? Trainspotting is 6 minutes too long - like I get it you use more than 4 instruments, cool. This is the first album I seriously considered submitting this review half way through.
Adele is a fantastic singer - there's really not too much else to say in this review. Musically this is pretty solid hitting the right notes in the pop, RnB and adult contemporary genres.
This guy is a solid soul singer. The title track is really good!
Pretty fun alternative rock - they really like to switch between the lighter rock/pop and more zany aggressive alternative rock sound. It makes for a dynamic sound. All that being said nothing really captured my interest all that much and I wouldn't come back to this.
She's a solid singer - there's some good music here. Organ is sweet on some of the tracks. Surprised I have never heard of her until now - solid soul.
There's some decent tracks on this album. Broken English is a fun song - she's pretty talented and an interesting song-writer (Why'd Ya Do It - vulgar but interesting story there I'm sure). She lived an interesting life! Being homeless and addicted to drugs/battling anorexia before releasing this album. Good for her.
Sly and The Family Stone have some really good songs but not all of this album hit it for me. Family Affair is solid single, but the slower songs don't really do it for me.
"Bob Dylan...he plays the guitar. Then he plays the harmonica around his neck. The man's considered a genius by everyone. In and out of music. Beyond music. He's a poet. So anyways, he plays the guitar, then he plays the harmonica, and that's a really talented man. But if some guy puts cymbals between his legs and he's a one man band, people say "wow what a re*ard". I mean that's way more talented." Norm MacDonald This is a pretty solid album. Dylan's a great songwriter.
Ray Charles is a friggin beaut. Super talented dude with a great band - this kind of music always makes me feel like I'm in another decade which I love.
I've never been a big Aerosmithhead but this album is very solid. It's just that good time rock n roll. Walk This Way and Sweet Emotion are classics. Big Ten Inch Record is a hilarious cover - love that dick innuendos found their way into songs (original Bull Jackson version is from 1952) over 70 years ago.
John Lennon kinda looking like a younger Bernie Madoff here. Very good album except for the last track. I like some of his honky tonk rock stuff. Reminds me of the Yellow River Boys. Imagine there's no Yoko......
This probably my favourite RHCP album. The first 6 tracks are absolute gold, with Parallel Universe being one of my favourites. I do find the album gets a little boring towards the end (Savior). But this is an excellent album with fun melodies. I'm glad Anthony Keidis got more into singing on this album, it added a whole other dimension to their sound.
Sunshine of your love is a classic but the rest isn't that good. Fun guitar licks but vocals stink!
Produced by Brian Eno.....you don't say? I enjoyed this as some background working music. I don't know if I'd ever return to it, but it's pretty good. There's a lot of weird background noises at times and the sudden noises in "The Sound of Someone....." were abrasive but I will attribute that to some Brian Eno bullshit. The guitar and violin are beautiful. Not sure what Zopf is exactly but the tracking listing and structure of this whole album is interesting.
This is decent stuff. First track is tons of fun.
One of the greatest rappers of all time, even though he only really has two albums. Love the beats and instrumentals on this album and of course Biggie is the main event. Juicy and Big Poppa are absolute classics. I'm docking a star though for the explicit sex content - call me a prude but when I'm listening to my gangster rap while I do audit-related work I'd rather not hear Biggie getting his dick sucked.
Some pretty fun ditties on this album! I wonder what instrument the horse played.
Yes Yes Yes! This is quite nice. I definitely didn't realize Heads Will Roll was the original version of a popular A-Trak song (well remix actually). Awesome song. Pretty solid indie rock - I like the vocalist. There's some Metric vibes here for sure.
Excellent album. The guitar is so nice and relaxing and his vocals are very soothing. He's a sad story though.
Pretty enjoyable background tunes.
There's some fun stuff here but also some weird ass stuff. Aumgn could be a horror movie score.
My generation is a cool song. The Who hasn't really been a band I've gotten into. There's some decent rock n roll here but nothing super special.
A funking good time!!
I enjoyed this as background music - I guess the groundbreaking part of this album was the use of rock & roll music from Mylo's upbringing, but not knowing any of those songs means that it didn't really mean anything to me. With that said this was enjoyable, easily digestible house music from the early 2000s.
This album defined my grade 7 year. At the time this music was super unique and groundbreaking - so many genres mixed together. Excellent album from start to finish. There isn't a bad track even if CRAWWLLLLING INNNNN MYYY SKINNN is meme-worthy. Forgotten and Runaway are bangers. I wish this band kept doing this kind of sound - Meteora was great but everything after that got worse and worse imo. RIP Chester.
Very good album.
Sweet Dreams is a fun song and a classic but most of this album stinks. NEXT!
This is much better than the Autobahn album - there's a few real songs here that are decent (The Robots, The Man Machine) but there are still a few tracks that don't really go anywhere.
I don't really like his singing voice - musically this is decent. This album goes on a long time though, overstays it's welcome.
There's some cool riffs and some fun groove on some of these songs but the whole album sounds like it was recorded in a tunnel and the vocals really suck at times.
The last track is decent but I was also probably excited for this to be over. A lot of crap inserted into the tracks - Eno does what he does.
It's Britney, Bitch. The singles on this album are excellent. The rest of the album.....isn't really. I don't think I enjoyed any of the non-singles, especially Soda Pop. Sometimes and Born To Make You Happy are excellent songs. Baby One More Time is a classic and Crazy is also excellent. Can't believe she was 16 when this stuff was made. Good for her.
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This is decent folk music but nothing special. No Graceland that's for sure.
Some really good tracks on here - Black Skinhead, Blood on the Leaves, Guilt Trip. I do appreciate the more industrial sound he goes for on these tracks. Some really stupid decisions on this album too, the screams on I Am a God. Some of the sound effects - very abrasive. You can tell this is when Kanye was starting to really stray from the solid production he was known for, and when his ego went really overboard (some of the lyrics are awful, "Eatin' Asian pussy, all I need was sweet n sour sauce" - CANCELLED). I do feel like I would get into some of the tracks more on subsequent listens, but also with some of the sound effects, random screams, and odd sample choices ("UH-HUH HONEY" on Bound 2) I really don't want to.
I enjoyed this album - really groovy music and fun tracks. Vocal guests were a mixed bag.
Boring and long.
Maybe I'd get it if I was American.
I didn't realize that Elvis Costello had a punk side. This is decent.
I like the music on this album - Madonna's vocals are also very strong. Ray of Light is a great track.
Goes good with toast.
I enjoyed this album. The Thom Yorke features were sweet too.
Probably the best folk/indie/whatever album front to back, or at least top 5. Best Fleet Foxes album too (though the other 3 are excellent).
This is fantastic.
This is fantastic.
OUTLAW COUNTRY BABY - I actually liked this quite a bit.
I felt like part of the family.
This is an excellent album.
It's okay - pretty sure I've heard better Talking Heads albums.
Nice music! Chill stuff.
Solid proggy rock album.
Excellent album. Makes me wanna do cocaine.
Decent album - not a huge thrill.
There's no jokes on this. False advertising. Honestly good though - love the orchestral stuff.
It's not Garbage! Some good tracks.
The Weight is a classic track, but the rest is pretty forgettable.
This is really solid - I really like the vocals and the songs have this unique sound.
There's some cool loops and beats on this but I found it a bit boring and the vocals were just okay.
This was fine.
Come on Eileen is good but Don't Walk Away Eileen is better - did not like this very much.
This is a neat, psychedelic experience.
This is really good - never heard this album!
Fun background music.
Really good music - but I've also struggled a bit with the vocalist, he just seems bored.
Last song was cool but probably because I wanted it to be over.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is a fun song.
He's good but a lot of this is boring. Santana feature is cool.
Some decent tracks but I don't like the vocalist much.
What a silly band name!
QUEEN OF ROCK N ROLL BABY She's excellent. Crazy that she was 45 when she put out what is likely her best album. Amazing her career took off in her middle years.
Bonus star for dogs on the cover. Waking the Witch and Watching You Without Me are really strange songs. Running Up That Hill is a classic.
HOW DO YA DO
I was surprised how much I enjoyed this album. Some excellent tracks and lots of classics that didn't realize were Stevie Wonder songs. There is a bit of filler in this double album and I wish this site would stop posting double albums haha.
Typical English indie whatever.
One of the best punk albums of all time. There's nothing else that needs to be said.
I don't like ABBA.
One of the best Beatles albums.
That cars are cars song is kinda dumb but the album is pretty good.
This is an excellent album. I prefer Andre's side, but Big Boi's side is really good too. Some absolute classics on here.