One of my favorite albums, so easy to give it 5 stars. C&S is the first (chronologically) of my favorite Joni Mitchell albums, and while the title track doesn't really do much for me, Help Me is one of my very favorite songs. Other gems on this album include Free Man in Paris and Raised on Robbery, though every single song (even the aforementioned Court and Spark) are - at the very least - extremely good.
There's nothing wrong with this album, but I don't really believe it's one of the albums I need to listen to before I die.
I grew up ELO-adjacent. I never disliked their stuff, but never went looking for it. Which is amusing because I actually own this album. Haven't listened for years and it's pretty great. And as a bonus? The cover art is a space ship docking with a giant SIMON, just like we'll be doing some day in the future!
I mean... It's Queen. It's A Night At The Opera. It's Bohemian Rhapsody. I feel like this website is a game and I just won.
It seems like everybody I hung out with in the late 90s and early 00s LOVED Linkin Park. I like the continual use of 2 vocalists with very different voices. I like how they span - and maybe helped define - multiple genres. The only down-side - and this is entirely my own down-side - I don't actually LIKE most of those genres. In particular, I ABHOR when a male vocalist screams into a mic in every. single. song. So +5 for genre setting. -2 for just not doing it for me. Balance it out with 3 stars.
When this came up in my feed, I'd heard the name Portishead and figured I'd probably heard their music on the local radio station back when they were popular. Other than that, I'd probably not even thought of them for over 20 years. I recognize some of the songs of this album ("Sour Times" for sure I remember liking when it was on the radio) but never really payed them any attention. Which is a shame. This album is amazing and I now want to hear the rest of their stuff.
"When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV" There aren't many albums that I absolutely LOVE /EVERY/ /SINGLE/ /SONG/, and Led Zeppelin IV is on that list. A classic. What else can be said?
One of the things I love about this site is sometimes it gives you something crazy off the wall that is just AMAZING, and this album is exactly that.
I appreciated the album for what it was - a ska resurgence that even had some early punk vibes. However, as an album it didn't do much for me personally.
This is probably blasphemy but I like Scissor Sisters' cover of Comfortably Numb so much better than Pink Floyd's original. I'd never heard any song on this album except that one, and until today though that it was an old 70s disco cover of the song. This album is amazing. Every song is totally completely different than the others in most every way. They seem to pick a genre, do a song, pick a new genre, do a new song, and repeat through the album making great song after great song. At least, for those songs I could find to listen to. Some of them eluded me, though most were on YouTube.
If you love jazzy big band numbers this is the album for you. If not, it's at least a fun diversion that makes you think you're watching some old Jerry Lewis movie or something.
If you don't love Stevie Wonder you don't have a soul. I can't tell if Stevie Wonder is the Bob Ross of music, or Bob Ross is the Stevie Wonder of painting. This man loves making music and music loves being made by him. And I love listening to it.
Nothing says "Pink Floyd" like a 5-song album with 45 minutes of music. Oh, and two of those "songs" are actually one song in 9 parts and it's really important that the first 5 parts be in one "song" at the beginning of the album, and the last 4 parts be in another "song" at the end of the album. I have no idea WHY that was so important but I totally, completely, 100% understand THAT it was so important. :D
I was very anti-RIAA in the early 2000's and therefore didn't listen to any music that came out at the time. I basically stopped getting new stuff that I didn't just stumble on the artist on the Internet with free songs and non-RIAA produced CDs. I did not stumble upon the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and if I had I'd have discounted them because their label is under the (very large) RIAA umbrella. So today was the day I learned about this awesome band, whose stuff I'd surely have soaked up like a sponge. Chick-fronted punk? YES PLEASE. I'll be listening to this one a lot.
Yeah not my thing. I try to listen to the whole album each time but I couldn't make it through the first song.
Not really my kind of music, even though it came out right when I was deciding exactly what my kind of music was. It just seems like noise and one of those noises is vocals with impossible-to-discern lyrics, which drives me nuts in ANY medium. That all said, I listened to the whole thing and didn't hate it. So there's that.
I grew up in an era where Genesis was fronted by Phil Collins, and Peter Gabriel was a solo act. I think I knew that Gabriel had been on Genesis, but I had no idea they made multiple albums with him. I may need to do some deep diving, as I love both Genesis AND Gabriel's solo stuff, and to the best of my knowledge have never heard a single song on this album before.
I knew the title song to this album, or at least the song which contains the words in the title of the album. It was never one of my favorites to be frank, though I tend to like the genre. I also know "Homeward Bound," and it's one of my favorite songs to sing when I'm... wait for it... homeward bound. The rest of the album's pretty good too. I guess you could say it's making me "feel groovy"
The Doors are one of the best bands ever, and this album is Exhibit A.
I was aware of Rufus Wainwright's music by just having listened to the radio in the early 2000's. I was never all that impressed. I mean, it was fine but nothing I'd go out and buy or listen to intentionally. Listening to it now, my opinion has not changed.
I guess this is on here because it influenced GOOD bands? I sure didn't like it. I skipped the last 2/3 of "Frankie Teardrop" because the singer decided it was a good idea to just scream into the mic for no good reason. Sorry to anybody out there listening with earbuds. I made it about halfway through the final track before just quitting. It wasn't worse than Frankie Teardrop, but it wasn't any better. Except there was no screaming. It's appropriate that the cover has one star on it. Because that's what I'm giving it. I'd give it 0 if I could.