Average Rating: 4.02
Rating Variance: 0.49
Objectivity Score: 57% (Somewhat Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicBob Marley and The Wailers LegendJeff Buckley GraceMiles Davis Kind of BlueNine Inch Nails The Downward SpiralPearl Jam TenRadiohead OK ComputerThe Beatles RevolverThe Clash London CallingThe Smiths The Queen Is Dead4.5 superbArctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm NotBlur ParklifeDepeche Mode ViolatorFrank Sinatra My Way: The Best of Frank SinatraMetallica Master of PuppetsOasis Definitely MaybeOasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?Pearl Jam Vs.R.E.M. DocumentR.E.M. Automatic for the PeopleRadiohead The BendsRage Against The Machine Rage Against The MachineSlayer Reign in BloodThe Smiths Hatful of HollowThe Stone Roses The Stone RosesTrue,Ian Brown wasnt a great singer.
Still,this is one incredible album and the talent of the remaining members cant be denied.
From the hipnotic "I wanna be adored" to the dreamy "Waterfall" to the danceble "I am the resurrection" this album shines the whole way.
Sounding both fresh and influenced by the 60s,the fact that the Roses captured a whole era continues to amaze.The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Who Who's Next4.0 excellentAlice in Chains DirtBeck Odelay!Beck Sea ChangeBlur Modern Life Is RubbishBlur Midlife: A Beginner's Guide To BlurThe true core of Britpop.While compilations from Blurs rivals of the 90s are often redudant(Oasis) or inconsistent(Pulp),Damon Albarn and cia career always had the tools to sound fresh.
And this album proves it.Dealing with their selection of best songs (not singles) and without ignoring any period of the band,the compilation is just stellar.And Am I the only one who still gets excited after the initial moments of Popscene?Metallica MetallicaNirvana NevermindNirvana In UteroPatti Smith HorsesR.E.M. MurmurRadiohead Hail to the ThiefRage Against The Machine The Battle of Los AngelesRamones RamonesSex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex PistolsThe Clash The ClashThe Smiths The SmithsThe Smiths Strangeways, Here We ComeThe Stone Roses The Very Best of The Stone RosesThe Who Live at LeedsU2 The Joshua TreeU2 All That You Can't Leave Behind3.5 greatArctic Monkeys Favourite Worst NightmareBlur BlurDepeche Mode Black CelebrationMetallica ...And Justice for AllMorrissey You Are the QuarryPulp Different ClassThe Doors The DoorsThe Smiths Meat Is MurderBetween their raw debut and their masterpiece "The Queen is Dead", "Meat is Murder" seems more like a transition record.Quite experimental on some songs(Barbarism Begins At Home is kind of funky) and over indulgent in others(the title track is probably their weirdest song and sadly,one of their worst), the album feels just like a collection of songs.
Still, songs like How Soon is Now,Well I Wonder and I Want The One I Cant Have can trully be considered Smiths classics and help the album a lot.
If you are new to The Smiths,go elsewhere(The Queen is Dead).If you like the other albums too,then you will enjoy Meat Is Murder.U2 WarU2 The Unforgettable Fire3.0 goodAC/DC Back In BlackBeastie Boys Licensed to IllOasis Dig Out Your SoulRage Against The Machine Evil Empire2.5 averageAerosmith Toys in the AtticWalk this way trully deserves all the credits it gets.But then what?
The rest is just mediocre.Only self titled and Sweet Emotion arent that bad,but still.The rest is either generic or unispired.
After loads of recommendations that this was a classic album,it was pretty dissapointing.
Oasis Be Here Now2.0 poorPoison Look What The Cat Dragged InStatic Colours Sun Swells
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