Van Halen - 1984
Van Halen
1984
80
Feb 15
Rush - 2112
Rush
2112
65
Jan 28

Recent Reviews

May 9, 2019
90
This was a pretty album, and I am not one for pretty albums. Many of the songs were suitably lovely, light, heartfelt, and sweet. As often happens, several songs stand out at first as my favorites, like (01) Geyser, (02) Why Didn’t You Stop Me, (04) A Pearl (09) Nobody, but over time, my favorites turned to songs unnoticed the first time around, but which are now the ones that I am enamored with, notably (03) Old Friend, (05) Lonesome Love, (07) Me and My Husband, (10) Pink In The Night, ... read more
May 9, 2019
85
I like this album, with Once In A Lifetime being the classic. I thought Crosseyed and Painless and The Great Curve were good, but on the deluxe edition of the album, two of the added songs, Fela’s Riff and Right Start were great, with Right Start earning a spot in my favorites rotation. I have had interest in but little knowledge of David Byrne, and I typically hate eighties music, but this was great enough to where I want to start looking into his newer work.
May 9, 2019
80
This was a good album with some nice, clever lyrics. Although some of the music was specifically written for the listenership of those of a specific political slant, despite my dislike of political albums, I found this one more clever and subtle than most. Archipelago is by far my favorite, and the best example of the aforementioned subtlety.

COVER – I hated that painting when Deathconsciousness used it as a cover, writing I could hate no cover more. New winner.
May 9, 2019
80
I like the band, and love several of their bigger hits, but the only reason I didn’t score this one higher was because all the songs together were too similar and too long. Often, the radio edits of the songs clocking in at under four minutes feel better. They are / were a great group, and the songs get the blood going, but the repetition wears a bit.
Mar 31, 2019
90
The first few times I listened to this, I didn't get it's popularity. It is structurally based upon the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street," though not on a song-by-song basis. Both are considered double albums, but I always enjoyed EoMS better. At some point, I started to appreciate the latter half of the work, starting with (09) "Mesmerizing," immediately followed b (10) "F-- and Run," after which is (14) "Flower." These songs brought out the fun, ... read more
Nov 13, 2017
01. The following reviews are from an informal monthly music club of three members, each contributing five works based on the following criteria: one from the month, two from the AOTY list of 80% or better, one from the Rolling Stone Top 500 albums (subject to change), and one wildcard (anything), resulting in fifteen reviews a month.
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The opinions presented are excerpts from music club reviews. I am neither a music expert or connoisseur; merely a commoner commenting.
Rating Distribution
90-99
 
23

80-89
 
67

70-79
 
59

60-69
 
19

50-59
 
1

40-49
 
1

30-39
 

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 


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