Unknown PleasuresJoy Division
Style over substance to be honest. I'm not sure why this album is considered so iconic
Quite enjoyed, didn't blow me away but 👍
It's Rage! Classic, wall-to-wall heavy hitters and they inspired virtually everyone that followed them. Easy 5
Actually enjoyed it quite a lot - this album is much more than just the singles. I can see why it's considered a classic
"do what you want to whenever you want to" - Speed Trials Otherwise not really my vibe
"Say Hello..." is a tune - didn't realise how much Self Esteem sounds like Adele (stylistically) until now. "Hello" is bang average though
Awesome! Totally punk rock in a completely novel way
James Murphy with a leccy guitar, how can I not give it 5 stars
Bit of a yawn fest - highlight was a cover of someone else's song which kind of says it all
Wonderful album to put on in the background or sleep to - nothing remarkable stood out to me though
Good fun album but again not much stood out as a takeaway song
Quite like the cars, very creative & varied despite always sounding like them. Big fan
ZZ Top are the kings of what they do, but this album struck me as quite same-y. Big respect but low score sadly :(
Really really enjoyed this! Songs like 'You in the Sky' give off grandios Dylan's-next-door-neighbour vibes - the classic Celtic sounds peppered in made for a varied but not chaotic listening experience. Big fan!
Little on the lame side - not my vibe :(
Really liked it actually, I suspect they smoked a lot of pot whilst writing it. Won't make it's way into my regular rotation, but loved how out-of-the-box this album is
Really really beautiful album - heartfelt and honest. Thank you Joni!! (not available on Spotify so ended up listening to someone elses version of the album by mistake, which was still v good)
Fun album, had a good time listening to it
Bless you Bruce, bit of a yawnfest though :(
Started off very vanilla but got kind of wild in the second half
Brilliant! Totally outside-the-box, no two songs sound the same. The kind of thing I'm here for
Bit meh but I enjoyed it
Style over substance to be honest. I'm not sure why this album is considered so iconic
Very cool! No idea what on Earth they were singing about, but really enjoyed how eclectic this album was
Maybe it's just not for me, but it was quite samey and no single track really stood out :(
A bit meh to be honest - couple of stand-out songs but sounds an awful like lot an awful lot of other stuff
Before listening: Love love love this album, it was on regular rotation when I was a tyke, and I only revisited it recently. Expertly crafted with some truly phenomenal moments. I want to give it 4 stars, but Yellow is one of the best songs ever recorded and ending with 'Everything's Not Lost' is such a great payoff it's a 5 from me. The guitars throughout are awesome, I just have nothing bad to say about it!
Enjoyed it, makes me wonder how an album like this logistically gets put together but otherwise not much to add
V interesting, not my usual thing but I did enjoy it
Very fun album, a few songs sounded very samey but it's so weird and eclectic I didn't even mind
Lovely album, feels like I've heard it before possibly because it was a trailblazer and other people made plenty of music that sounds just like it.
Thank you Bowie very cool!
Always wrote Beck off as being boring dad-rock, but he's made something really out-there with this album. Will deffo come back to it
Big fan of this album, not a bad song on it. The b-sides are strong too, could never give it anything less than 5
Not my favourite Maiden album, but listening to it this time around was the first time I ever really 'got' it - really enjoyed
ABBA really aren't a band for me, but this is a really brave effort. So many unusual sounds and styles all on the same album would typically be career suicide for most 'radio bands' but this is a really quality effort
Quite impressed with this album! It's inventive and a good bit of fun
Read the description and thought "no way this will be any good" - I'm very happy to be proved wrong! What a treat this album is, totally unpredictable and a really brave effort.
I was really looking forward to this album! I love a bit of prog, but it totally fell flat for me. It wasn't a bad listen, but no single song really stood out. I'll revisit it one day but not in a hurry.
I think Morissey had a superbly distinct voice, but that's all this album has
Fun album - shame it's not on Spotify because I would've listened through it a second time.
Classic album, among the first that I ever really enjoyed
Really took me by surprised - I'd always written off the Stones as not being my thing just because they're ancient. This album has totally changed my opinion. 50+ years down the line and this still sounds super fresh, every songs stands out as having something unique about it. I was sure this would rate reasonably low but I can't not give it 5*
On first listen I really like it - I mean The Pogues are legends for a reason. I've always had some disdain for Fairytaile... because it's a good song that's ruined by the Christmas setting. It fits neatly into this album, though. And having it on the same album as "The Broad Majestic Shannon" really highlights that. Toying with so many different genres really paid off as well, it's not a predictable album at all.
A brave album, very different from what I would expect from Bowie
Nice - not the kind of thing I'll go back to often but what a serene day I had as a result!
Never actually listened to this front to back, which is a cardinal sin for any metalhead. Really enjoyed it though, Metallica are at their best when they're experimenting and having fun. Orion really demonstrates that
I mean, it's got Simple Man and Free Bird on it, two of the best sing-alongs ever to have been written. That said, some of the rest of the album felt like filler, but when on the same LP as such big songs that's always bound to happen
Fun album, a little samey for my liking but I generally enjoyed the vibe
Upon first listen this was a big meh for me. There were a couple of songs that stood out but largely felt like a 'safe' album. Half a zoot and a moody sunset later and wowzers - still not a forever favourite but I can appreciate it much more now
I will vehemently defend this album - it's a great example of critics not knowing what they're talking about. Limp Bizkit were lightning in a bottle, and Chocolate Starfish... is their uncorking. It... Appealed to a generation of young people that were actively disenfranchised at the time (Full nelson) Spawned smash-hit singalongs that are still played in bars and clubs today (Rollin', My Way, My Generation) Captured the zeitgeist of the late 90s (Livin' It Up, Take A Look Around) and draws towards its' conclusion with a performance so heartfelt that even its' cringiest lines are forgivable-at-worst (Boiler) Whilst it's not its' generations Sticky Fingers or Blonde on Blonde it is something special that's too regularly cast off for being easy (wrong), unadventurous (wrong) or dumb (a little bit, but mostly wrong) 5 STARS
I know this isn't a one star album, but I don't understand why exactly it's in here. Live albums can be cool, and DP are clearly a world class live act but I've heard a lot of these songs already in other albums on this list, and the audience clapping along drives me absolutely nuts. Would have been awesome to be there live and in person, but sadly this was a dud for me.
Not bad but not for me
I do like The Band, this album felt very authentic
Interesting album, was great as background noise but didn't love it beyond that
I love reggae and I love Bob Marley but this album was just a little bit on the 'meh' side - I did enjoy it but nothing much stood out to me. Will definitely revisit it though
I have a lot of time for REM - I like their general vibe, and no one else really sounds like them
I adore this album, but it's definitely picked up the 4th star based off of nostalgia
Enjoyed this far more than I initially expected
This is a real exercise in separation of the artist from their art - I quite liked the album but Kanye West makes my blood boil so it's a low rating sadly
Great album, can't believe I'd never heard of this band before!
Cool album, nice vibes!
Changes and Snowblind I mean what songs! Amazed I haven't heard this album before
I liked this - it's a pretty massive project and was quite well done but I didn't fall in love with it. Not a bad listen at all though
Good album, interesting choice to record it live
I've never listened to the Black Crowes before but they sounded super familiar, I can only assume that they inspired a lot of later bands
The Beatles at their least interesting
I enjoyed this album but didn't finish it, will definitely return because Robert is a talent
Punk runs the world, but this album was a bit 'eh' - I'm not huge on live albums, particularly for bands I'm unfamiliar with.
Unusual album, I quite liked it
Awesome vibe, enjoyed it thoroughly!
I've always bought into the "U2 bad because Bono annoying" hype, but actually this album is class. Maybe it's my Irish bias but this album is varied, informative and passionate at heart. Will definitely be putting more U2 on in the future as a result
I actually discovered this album early this year and quite liked it - having heard Alright I initially wrote Supergrass off as being one of those douchey early 2000s flash-in-the-pan bands, but the rest of this album is really solid and Gaz Coombs seems like a nice guy so I'll happily give it 4*
This is the kind of album I'm here for! Music by musicians, not frauds chasing moneybags. Loved how bizarre this was, obviously a passion project - will tune in again
I really rate Queen Latifah, but I thought she started in gospel and had no idea she debut'd with a hip-hop album?? Either way I'm impressed!
Two SUpergrass albums in one week - prior to this year I'd never listened to them at all but I've found that actually they're on the edgier side of the whole britpop fiasco - I can't say I hate that!
This album arrived exactly when I needed it, amazed I've never heard it before. Thoroughly enjoyed it, will definitely put it into regular rotation
Beautiful album, we don't deserve Willie
I do like Bowie but this album didn't resonate too much with me
Big up Soundgarden - Chris Cornell is in my humble opinion the greatest rock vocalist ever to have lived. The emotion he spills into this album is intense, and the fact that something so heartfelt could still spawn so many hits is a testament to his talent
Weird but I didn't hate it
Thank you Amy very cool
I like the cure but this was a touch too whiny for my liking
Pleasantly surprised! Really enjoyed some of the deeper cuts, I can see why 7NA was the hit but solid effort
I did enjoy this, but it was a bit mid
Awesome stuff, amazed I've never listed to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs before now
Better than I expected, had a Beastie Boys sound to it at times which was welcome. The singles definitely aren't the best songs on this album though
Top shelf, sounds super fresh
Wonderful album, excellent vibe
Awesome album, one I'd never heard of before, loved the general sound, all of the drums. Something about it really resonated with me, will definitely revisit
This must be the 12th or so punk/hardcore album I e had so far and possibly the only one that is indisputably sonically unique. Loved how it leans into some more proggy and experimental genres
I like Def Leppard and I didn't hate this album, but I feel like I've heard this exact album a dozen other times by other bands
This one is tough because I quite like the general sound of this album. However I can't help but feel that it's an album that was made to test critics rather than a heartfelt attempt at using music to express something meaningful. I'm stuck at 3.5* wanting to round it up, but I think it's a bit too obnoxious and pretentious so it can't be a 4.
Classic, nothing to dislike really but can't say I'm infatuated
I really don't get the Elliot Smith hype, sorry! There's nothing much here that sets him aside from every other singer/songwriter I've heard. A couple of interesting songs but mostly fell very flat
A couple of heavy hitters on this album but equally there's some filler too, so no real strong feelings either way. Incredible that a band can put together an album like this considering the chaos going on in their camp, though. Commendable.