Green Day - 39/Smooth
>>>albums of the 90s - '39/Smooth' by 'Green Day'<<<

'39/Smooth' is Green Day's debut studio album released in 1990. While literally every single track on this album is catchy and fun to listen to, it's hard to find somewhat of a consistency due to the album's length and the amount of tracks. There also isn't any experimentation which makes '39/Smooth' as basic as it can get in terms of 90s (Pop-)Punk. As already said, it's pretty fun to listen to and the songs sound good, ... read more

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Solar Fire
>>>random prog rock albums - 'Solar Fire' by 'Manfred Mann's Earth Band'<<<

'Solar Fire' is another Progressive Rock album I really wanted to listen to and review. I found its vinyl in a random thrift shop and I got it for five bucks. That's actually a fair price for an album by a band you like with it not even having many scratches on the record and having an actual good sound quality. I instantly fell in love with this album's sound, featuring so many catchy melodies and ... read more

Jethro Tull - Under Wraps
>>>random prog rock albums - 'Under Wraps' by 'Jethro Tull'<<<

I totally get why this album's rating is so low on every website, it's incredible how boring this is. The CD version I listened to is almost an hour long and every track sounds like the most generic 80s electric pop song you could possibly imagine. Therefore it's kind of sad how bad this album is without even sounding terrible at all. 'Under Wraps' is the pinnacle of uninteresting music released by an otherwise ... read more

Rush - 2112
>>>random prog rock albums - '2112' by 'Rush'<<<

I had very high expectations going into this record because of its actual high score and the amount of ratings on this website. A lot of good Progressive Rock albums or even bands' whole careers don't have a single rating on which made me, as a Prog Rock fan, think that '2112' will be something very special I was always missing out on. While it's long intro seemed very promising at first, the rest of the ... read more

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
>>>Jimi Hendrix #1 - Are You Experienced<<<

I would have really wanted to give this album a higher score than I finally did because I love Jimi Hendrix' music in general with his band 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience'. The main problem here is that my three favorite songs that have been released on any version of this album aren't on the tracklist of the original release. I'm talking about 'Purpe Haze' which is without a doubt my all-time favorite song by Jimi, 'Hey Joe' which is ... read more

Pusha T - It's Almost Dry
>>>albums of 2022 - 'It's Almost Dry' by 'Pusha T'<<<

Pusha T's newest LP released earlier this year is an interesting album to review. It's mainly produced by Pharrell Williams and Kanye West which both have relatively good reputations as producers. On this album, the beats are kept simple but they are very effective to entertain the listener. They fit almost always very well with Pusha T's rapping and his or the feature's catchy choruses, which I by the way find an ... read more

Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Sometimes it's possible to rate and review an album after hearing it once, but definitely not if it's Kendrick's newest studio album that has been finally released after a five year pause. Especially not if it's that different in comparison to his other albums. I listened to 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' at least ten times by now since its release and surprisingly it got better with every listen. At first I was actually kinda disappointed because his single 'The Heart Part 5' set very ... read more
black midi - Welcome to Hell
This shit is amazing. I saw them play it live last week. They played I think the whole new album and it was extremely loud and wild. Great single, hats off.
>>>albums of the 70s - 'Small Change' by 'Tom Waits'<<<

'Small Change' is a beatiful album I had a very interesting time listening to. Not only the old-fashioned Blues instrumentation but also Tom Waits' voice makes it so special. At first it needs getting used to but once you're used to it, his voice is just another factor that makes this album or Tom's music in general so unique. I actually listened to this album three times in a row to really get into it and it got better ... read more

David Bowie - Pin Ups
>>>David Bowie #7 - Pin-Ups<<<

'Pin-Ups' is David Bowie's seventh studio album although some may argue it's not even a studio album. It only consists of covers as far as I know which are short and sometimes entertaining. Some of the covers are actually pretty good such as 'Rosalyn', 'Here Comes the Night' and 'See Emily Play'. The main problem I have with 'Pin-Ups' is that a collection of mainly uninteresting covers is simply not what I (and probably other listeners) want to ... read more

King Crimson - Red
>>>King Crimson #7 - Red<<<

Despite consisting of only five tracks, this album is 40 minutes long and the few tracks it does have work extremely well together. Even though I wouldn't say that every song on its own is a nine out of ten (that's basically 90/100 which is my rating for the album), if you listen to the whole album in one go you'll see that all of the songs have similar melodies at one point that fortunately sound amazing. It's such a unique experience because ... read more

Weezer - Weezer (Red Album)
>>>Weezer #6 - Weezer (Red Album)<<<

Surprisingly, the first few songs were pretty alright. I was hoping the best for this album since, as you can see by my other Weezer reviews, I'm not the biggest fan of their discography so far. Unfortunately they made it once again, the most generic and boring alternative rock album possible. The instrumentals but also the lyrics are unbelievably uninteresting to a point where it's almost annoying while it's just not fun at all to listen ... read more

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
>>>The Velvet Underground #3 - The Velvet Underground<<<

On The Velvet Underground's third and self-titled studio album, Lou and the rest of the band apparently focused on making a standard 60s rock album which is why it sounds way less experimental than 'White Light/White Heat'. Still, the experience of listening to this album is very recommended especially if you're a fan of the band's previous work. This time it feels like everything is in its right place and there's ... read more

Viktor Vaughn - Venomous Villain
>>>DOOM - 'VV:2' or 'Venomous Villain' by 'Viktor Vaughn'<<<

While 'Venomous Villain' may not be as well known as other DOOM albums, it's a hidden gem. The poduction is very abstract and Vaughn's flows and lyrics are as entertaining as always. I really can't figure out what led this album to be as forgotten as it is and to not even being available on streaming platforms. Songs such as 'R.A.P. G.A.M.E.', 'Dope Skill' or 'Dope Skiller' are all excellent although this sophomore ... read more

Peter Gabriel - So
>>>albums of the 80s - 'So' by 'Peter Gabriel'<<<

British musician Peter Gabriel, besides his solo career best known as the frontman of Genesis, released his fifth studio album 'So' in 1986. It's an album that sounds exactly how you would expect an 80s pop rock cliche album to sound like which can be a good thing but also a reason to make an album sound generic and uninteresting. In this particular case we have something in between, for example I liked the first song, 'Red ... read more

Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
>>>Black Sabbath #9 - Heaven and Hell<<<

Even though 'Heaven and Hell' is Black Sabbath's ninth studio album, it's the first one without former lead singer Ozzy Osbourne. While I think that even the last few albums by the band were good, this one's the best since 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath'. The new singer Dio's voice is very pleasant and he manages to come up with great melodies throughout all of the eight songs which this album consists of. The rest of the band also does a ... read more

Nico - The Marble Index
>>>albums of the 60s - 'The Marble Index' by 'Nico'<<<

'The Marble Index' is an album I really looked forward listening to because I haven't listened to a studio album by Nico without The Velvet Underground yet. As seen in the score given, I wouldn't call this album great. It's good though. At least it wasn't boring at all, let me explain. While I didn't enjoy the music very much, I respect the fact that this woman made an album way ahead of its time being important for later ... read more

Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!
>>>Black Sabbath #8 - Never Say Die!<<<

Black Sabbath‘s eighth album, Never Say Die!, is extremely underrated/overhated in my opinion. The melodies sung and played are fun and varied most of the time which makes them everything else than uninteresting. Actually, one thing this album does well is staying interesting and accessible for (almost) all the time. There are a lot of different sounds on this album that help the band moving on with their music after almost ten ... read more

Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell
>>>albums of the 80s - 'Speak & Spell' by 'Depeche Mode'<<<

British synthpop group Depeche Mode's debut album 'Speak & Spell', released in 1981, is a fun experience with many catchy melodies. It literally takes you to listen to the tracks once and the synthesizer melodies are stuck in your head because they're so simple and catchy. The same goes for the singing by frontman David Gahan; the choruses are easily accessible but still relatively fun to listen to. One thing ... read more

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
>>>David Bowie #6 - Aladdin Sane<<<

With 'Aladdin Sane', Bowie creates his third amazing album in a row after 'Hunky Dory' and 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars'. While slightly not being as great as Bowie's previous album, 'Aladdin Sane' sounds mature and confident. It's like he has found a style he truly masters. This album also features some amazing tracks like 'Drive-In Saturday' or 'Time'. It is led by haunting piano melodies such as the ... read more

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