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The Last 100

I’m approaching 5000 ratings at which point I’m retiring this account. To make sure my next account is as elite as feasible I’m clearing as much of the RYM top 1000 albums within that last 100 as possible. As luck would have it, if you strip the stuff I don’t count as actual popular music records (classical, soundtracks, goddam Computer game music) there’s little over a couple of hundred left - let’s see (list in progress, ratings will appear in time). This list should also take out the last of the Sput top 200 too, or near enough (except classical, soundtracks, etc etc)
1Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son


[2.1]

Same operatic cheese, same galloping rhythm section (dum-de-dee-dum-de-dee-dum-de-dee-dooo - this will never sound heavy to me, almost like how you could never look the hard man while whistling and skipping through a sunny meadow), only now with added synth lines and prog arrangements. I'd rather listen to one of the better Dream Theatre albums than this, and that's not a good thing to realise. Apologies everyone, I know everyone digs Maiden. I did enjoy portions of some of the proceeding albums so this was still a bit of a shocker for me.
2OutKast
ATLiens


Think I’ve already listened to this, whatever

[3.5]

...and still not sure if I listened to this before. Outkast are alright, that mellow brand of hip hop I can take or leave. 'Wheelz of Steel' was a banger, nothing else sounded too life changing.
3Ornette Coleman
The Shape of Jazz to Come


[3.8]

For me the big issue with free jazz isn't actually the lack of structure which is what I presumed would be the deal breaker as to whether I can enjoy it or not, rather it's the tonal palette. If I enjoy every sound, every timber, if they're all honey to my ears then honestly free wheel away to your hearts content. The minute an instrument or vocal enters the mix that I dislike then the whole project collapses like a deck of cards. I like the palette Ornette is working with on this one, quite traditional, well balanced, not too shrill - hence I enjoyed this a mighty good deal.
4Otis Redding
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul


[4.5]

This was just pure class...even if some of these songs I prefer other cover versions.
5Charles Mingus
Blues & Roots


[4.3]

It's just really good, esp 'Moanin', check it - an essential.
6Milton Nascimento and Lo Borges
Clube da Esquina


[4.1]

Not at all what I was expecting...thought this would either be more samba/bossa nova (South American tag) or more ethnic-y (the cover art). Instead it's a breezy folk/psychedelic 21 track rock mish-mash that's hard to assess on a first listen other than saying I like it. The second and third listens will be key as to whether it's an album that remains in my listening or not, could end up a classic for me possibly.
7Opeth
Still Life


[3.1]

It's Opeth, it's the dictionary definition of proficient but slightly boring. Preferred 'Morningrise' and 'Blackwater' personally, but there you go.
8Alice Coltrane
Journey in Satchidananda


[4.3]

That harp, that Eastern influence, how could anyone resist this one?
9Miles Davis
Jack Johnson


[4.8]

Here it is! We have a 5! The best 'jam rock' album of all time? If it isn't then it's real close to being the best. 'Right Off' is immense - my favourite Miles Davis album (although I'd guess one of his least traditionally 'jazz' records?)...but there are still a couple more on this very list...
10Electric Wizard
Dopethrone


[3.8]

25% Nirvana, 25% Kyuss and 50% Sabbath, I can definitely see the appeal of this. Does it have a song as good as a 'Symptom Of The Universe', 'Negative Creep' or 'Spaceship Landing'. Ah, you see, that's where I'm not quite so sold on Electric Wizard. I'm not sure this is graced by the presence of song writing genius but - it is fun in a slightly amateurish, loose and raw way. It sounds like a good time, it sounds like it doesn't take itself tooooo seriously, so I won't either. Enjoyable.
11The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Time Out


[2.8]

Possibly revolutionary/time signatures bla - despite being pleasant enough I found this very lightweight bordering on dull. Yes, including 'Take five' which I'd heard before a few times. It's acceptable hotel lobby music, it sort of swings in a slightly mannered way, it gets a 'low 3' rating.
12The Kinks
Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)


[4.1]

I like The Kinks, a bit more convincingly irreverent and rocking than The Beatles of 1969 - I don’t feel they’re delivering classic song after classic song here though, there are a few more forgettable moments. ‘Shangri-La’ and ‘Churchill’ back to back is an obvious high point.
13Art Blakey
Moanin'


[3.8]

Occasionally a little too old fashioned and 'marching band-y' for my personal tastes but overall it's a wonderfully smooth listen and earns my respect, if not quite love.
14Fela Kuti
Expensive Shit


[3.8]

It’s pretty chill but it’s no ‘Zombie’.
15Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Deja Vu


[4.1]

Ok, I think Young has a few better albums than this himself but saying that, this is right up there. The only song that absolutely snagged me first listen was 'Almost Cut My Hair' but most everything else was at least solid. One I'll revisit many times and maybe - maybe - purchase.
16Slayer
Seasons in the Abyss


Certain I’ve listened to this but will check

[3.4]

Not sure I had checked this but I remembered most of these songs from the Decade of Aggression live album which was by far my most played Slayer album when I was a kid. Some will say it's their most refined album...I'd say it gets close to being their most recycled album. Still, some good tunes, in particular the title track has one of the best AIC choruses in the year that band released their own debut. In summary, Hell Awaits [3.9] remain my favourite, followed by 'Reign in Blood' [3.7].
17Agalloch
Ashes Against the Grain


[3.4]

Deep down, when push comes to shove, this is really just a post-rock album - just one with a few folk and black metal baubles adorning it. There’s nothing wrong with that but you’ll have to deliver something truly phenomenal to impress me within the genre of post-rock. This is decent...but I’d rather listen to the latest Kauan album to this 9 times out of 10 as that albums so emotionally powerful in places I start crying like a great big baby. Sadly some of this makes me yawn like a cynical 39 year old man and that’s no good at all.
18Agalloch
The Mantle


[3.1]

I liked all the different sounds used here but they only very rarely added together in any real satisfying way - so the atmosphere and songs were both lacking. If metal could ever be accused of being 'wallpaper music' then it's here, Satan's own elevator music. I'm not a huge fan of Ulver but they're more 'grabby' than this. Perhaps a grower and as there's another Agalloch on the list at least I try the band again, and soon.
19Sly and The Family Stone
There's A Riot Goin' On


[3.2]

Not as enjoyable as their previous album imo, this one (whisper it) kinda bored me in places.
20Novos Baianos
Acabou Chorare


[2.5]

Ok, this what I was worried 'Clube da Esquina' would sound like - this is the Latin stuff that does zero for me beyond I recognise it's well made and sounds 'nice'. Not for me.
21John Coltrane
Olé Coltrane


[4.0]

You say the word 'jazz' - this is the exact music that forms in my head. It's good, but it never exactly surprises, other than with the T/T that's just perfect.
22The Kinks
Something Else by The Kinks


[4.1]

Is this my favourite Kinks so far? Maybe not but it has some great tunes on it in the shape of 'David Watts', 'Two Sisters', 'Lazy Old Sun' and of course 'Waterloo Sunset'.
23Burzum
Hvis lyset tar oss


[4.1]

This cat has the magic ingredient that so much metal on this list is missing? Know what it is? The evil. This dude brings the authentic evil vibes every time, I'm becoming a bit of a fan of Burzum and they're slotting alongside the similarly evil sounding Blut Aus Nord as metal champs in my house. Also, he has this effortless knack with throwing in the perfect riff, there's some absolute beauts in here, but he doesn't always hammer then to death ad infinitum. Basically I like the cut of The Count's jib, despite obviously hating the dude for being a murdering, racist sack of shit. Talent is talent.
24Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden


Fucking iron madmen

[3.1]

Above average meat and potatoes hard rock/heavy metal album without the operatic vocals, grandiose compositions and glossy production that would all follow very soon. Less galloping too! Ok, the problem is (and why this album is only my 2nd favourite Maiden album behind 'Piece of Mind') is there's no classic songs. There are a few great ones though so cool. Not bad, esp for Maiden ;D
25Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else


[4.0]

‘Autumn Leaves’ is absolutely outstanding and the rest is pre smooth too. All in all a great early jazz release.
26Van der Graaf Generator
Pawn Hearts


Dreading these dudes just cos the name

[2.4]

Technically excellent no doubt, but the vocals are the stuff of nightmares and it's just the epitome of widdly woo prog, enjoyment level close to zero. '...is a vampiiiire and it feeds on meeeee' - as OTT as Queen without Freddie's charisma. Possibly mightily influential, etc etc - not for me. There was a good section towards the end of the 25 minute long 'Lighthouse'....followed by a horrifically boring pomp section that closes out the song (naturally). But there was a good section.
27Yes
The Yes Album


[3.5]

I just don't know, all the qualities I like on 'Close to the Edge' are still dotted about here and there on this release but none of them add up to the epic quality of that one. 'Close to the Edge' made me think 'this is where The Soft Bulletin' was spawned from'...this sounds like a transition away from humble and antiquated sounding beginnings (I'm guessing, I haven't spun their earlier material). There's some great musicianship here at times, it's worthy of a 3.5 and it could well come alive on future revisits - for now I'm underwhelmed.
28Neu!
Neu!


[4.0]

Some real excellence here - two instant classics in the form of 'Hallogallo' and particularly 'Negativland'. I'm not ruling out a future .5 bump. What a stunner for 1972!
29Death
The Sound of Perseverance


[3.8]

The thing I like about Death's albums is the fast sections actually sound like their peers on fast forward - incredibly tight, what a rhythm section, perfect drums for this style. Where does this sit among other Death albums? Too early to say, this is another quality entry in their discog though.
30Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell


[2.2]

Ronny James Dio is an insurmountable cheese wheel. That is all.

Also the riffs are quite commercial/boring. Doesn't really 'sabbath' at all.
31Sonny Rollins
Saxophone Colossus


[3.4]

Grrreat sax playing, grrreat rhythm section, grrrrrrreat piano - hard to find fault....hard to wet myself too much too.
32John Coltrane
Africa/Brass


[4.1]

This is also some more rather good jazz, really getting a taste for Coltrane's style now.
33Chico Buarque
Construção


[4.1]

Now this right hereis a brilliant Brazilian album to my ears. Some baroque Chamber orchestration but loads of South American flourishes and rhythms in there too. He has an attractive tone to his voice (ooh) and If I were to bother to read up and learn sections of these lyrics perhaps this could be a 5 in waiting? I spend a lot of time listening to English speaking artists try and capture this style (Josh Rouse, ahem) but this is the real deal.
34Judas Priest
Sad Wings of Destiny


[3.0]

Musically I think I much prefer early Priest...vocally, lol Halford, he's great at what he does but this comes across almost as a comedy album with his style. Far too OTT and theatrical for my tastes, sort of like a more cheeseball Axl Rose on the ballad sections. Yikes. Saying that, 'Tyrant' is a great great tune I thought.
35Emperor
In the Nightside Eclipse


[3.9]

I come from ye olde generation where people didn’t listen or have instant access to every genre...which is to say I feel bad coming to this from checking out Santana. This is meant to be extreme, you are supposed to be a card carrying extreme metalhead to listen to this imo, a face paint and all black’er. But no, I’ve been acclimatised to this sort of music a long time now to the point this album doesn’t even feel all that extreme - it’s quite cosy even. I also feel bad that back in ‘94 if you were into black metal and ONLY listened to black metal as you’d do, then this would be one of the major classics you’d have to clutch to your bosom for five years or whatever. I’m listening to this among loads of other stuff and as much as it might be an ‘Ok Computer’ of symphonic black metal I’m just judging it against Santana...and Pink Floyd...and everything else. It feels a bit wrong, but I’m of that generation - I shouldn’t really be listening to this. Not really. It’s good though
36Organized Konfusion
Stress: The Extinction Agenda


[3.9]

A little teeny tiny bit too funky fresh for Doof hip hop tastes but still enjoyable, though as much as I keep wanting to like it as much as the previous year's '36 Chamber' from Wu-Tang...I just can't.
37Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness


[3.5]

Rhythmically really really great, very raw production also which I think suits the intensity. Strange but even the solos seem there more for rhythmic/tempo diversity rather than being overly melodic/progressive. I'm putting a 3.5 up for now but I'll revisit this to see what sticks. Overall I prefer a little more atmosphere I'm thinking.
38Charles Mingus
Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus


Hella mingus
39Opeth
Ghost Reveries


Morpeth
40Death
Individual Thought Patterns


[3.8]

Death truly are the Fugazi of metal - I find it impossible to rate their albums anything other than a 4 rating. I guess this means that 'Spiritual Healing' will be the 'Steady Diet' 3/5 exception. 'The Philosopher' is definitely one of my favourite Death tracks, what a closer.
41Santana
Abraxas


Sultana fucker

[2.6]

Not the absolute most boring artist of all time but definitely in the top 1. My dad loves this dude and so Mr Sultana was a big part of my childhood. Now, well, it’s Nandos music. Music to eat spicy chicken by. Etc. Harmless ethno jammy friendly mildly progressive hippy-bliss bollocks. I’ve shaken my knob to get rid of the last drips of urine in restaurant lavatories to ‘Oye Como Va’ more than any other tune on this planet - it’s good for that purpose. Maybe I’ll get that song to play on repeat in my home lavatory? Or perhaps I’ll try to never listen to this willingly again?
42Gang Starr
Moment of Truth


[3.9]

The name rang familiar and yeah, I’d listened to this before - my brother used to listen to this quite a bit. It’s good, and it shows when it comes to hip hop I’ve far from rated everything I’ve listened to.
43Isaac Hayes
Hot Buttered Soul


[3.8]

Isaac my dude, this is real good - way better than ‘Black Moses’ I’m thinking.
44Dissection
Storm of the Light's Bane


[3.3]

Missing that evil, missing that intensity. Really, only a couple of steps away from Iron Maiden (ok this has some blast beats and some growls, but not much more). A couple of decent tunes in 'Night's Blood' and 'Crimson Death' but I'm not blown away. Not for me.
45The Mothers of Invention
Freak Out!


[3.9]

Not my favourite album from the Mothers but this is still enjoyably barkin' mental. Satisfying in how it gets progressively stranger and stranger as it goes leading you all the way to the 12 and a half minute 'Monster Magnet' finale (never knew that's where they'd taken the band name from). Part of me is highly suspicious of the fact listening to Zappa is at least as much an intellectual exercise as a purely musical one...but then he makes the majority of his albums a lot of fun so it's just about ok. I let him off.
46Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath


[2.3]

Ok they improved, a little more polish and proficiency, and the vocals are better produced and delivered. Still not my bag, hitting that damn vocal high note all the time - like 100 times on the album the same goddam high note 'aaaaaaaaaaahhh'. They get a merciful (correct spelling) 2.5.
47Sun Ra
Lanquidity
48Miles Davis
On the Corner


[3.5]

Every track on this album starts out and you think you're in for a huge treat....but then it becomes apparent you're only in for a more modest treat. Sound palette is to die for...compositions are alive and yet become hard to live with. I might still warm to further given time.
49Caravan
In the Land of Grey and Pink


[3.5]

This was going to land a big flat [3.0] until I got to the medley on Side B...the songs on Side A land JUST the right side of insufferably twee, they have an addictive and daydreamy quality to them though. The second half of the album amplifies the dreaminess and it's the very best sort of jam track, rhythmically it just keeps motoring, can see it being something addictive I reach for. Intriguing stuff.
50MF DOOM
MM.. Food


[3.6]

Like food you can get stuffed on too much of the same thing, his shtick wears a little thin with me after 25 minutes (yes, inc Madvillainy, another 3.5). This is great in short doses but taken as a whole that’s a lot of comedy skit and a lot of mellow backing tracks.
51Iron Maiden
Somewhere in Time


Fucking Irons
52Miles Davis
Get Up with It
53Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk


[3.8]

I’d rate this a smidgen behind the debut, it’s a lot more polished but not always to its benefit imo. Still, some great riffs and keyboard melodies here, and certainly it boasts its own intriguing atmosphere.
54Stevie Wonder
Talking Book


[3.7]

Another smooth Stevie album, think I marginally prefer 'Innervisions' but there's not too much in it. This one gets a bit sappy taken as a whole.
55Deltron 3030
Deltron 3030


[4.1]

After the first three full length tracks on this I was honestly thinking a possible 5/5...but do I need to say any more? The curse of hip hop - why’s this thing so long? Some of the later tracks aren’t anywhere close to the same standard so down goes the score and that good will gets gobbled up bit by bit. Still a strong release all the same, and there are some decent latter tunes here - can’t go over a strong 4/5 rating though, shame.
56Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance


[2.7]

Cheesy but also quite catchy, in reality I'm just incredibly bored of Judas Priest at this stage. Can't imagine how people get such a boner over their style, I mean I see how Halford got excited dressing up in leather slacks and rock-god'ing it every night, but I'd have to be susceptible to an almighty degree of vicarious pleasuring to get anywhere near the same level of excitement. It's an ok rock album.
57Peter Gabriel
Melt


[3.0]

Ooh this was cruising to a [2.7] until the last two songs arrived. I enjoyed both of those a bit more than what preceded but still, I’m not feeling this. Not a big Genesis fan, not a big Phil fan...and now it appears I’m not a big Gabs fan. Scrapes a 3/5.
58Lou Reed
Berlin


[3.5]

I'm marking this down as a potential grower and a half, first impressions weren't amazing, but the final run of songs was excellent and I see the whole thing putting the hooks in on my second or third try. For now it gets the 3.5 holder treatment. Sometimes you really can hear how much of a Reed fan Dan Bejar must be when listening to Lou.
59The Fall
This Nation's Saving Grace


[4.4]

This will probably annoy Butch no end but this is my favourite Fall so far, sneaking ahead of 'Language' (that'd be a 4.2 rating though, not far behind). A basic pick perhaps, but this is their most immediate sounding album of those I've tried so far.
60Mercyful Fate
Melissa


[1.8]

Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool. When I said Iron Maiden weren't heavy, well this is worse. Still a'galloping, but here the vocals are so much funnier - with this girly 'aaaaaaaaaahhhh' like the lead singer is having his pubic hairs pulled out periodically. Embryonic, thank Satan metal got more genuinely tough/evil sounding than this. Think it was someone on RYM who said once you picture Mickey Mouse singing the 'high parts' it's game over for being able to listen to this with a straight face. 'Ya yooooooooooooooooooooooow'. Lol.
61New Order
Power, Corruption and Lies


[3.9]

I liked this a lot more than I expected to, for as wet as it is at times, it has this underlying Kraftwerk sort of metronome heartbeat of cool, quite hypnotic. Massively influenced AND massively influential - one of those. Parts remind me of the Mark Renner comp I got into this year, some other parts you can trace all the way up to the latest Hot Chip song etc. The songs that open each 'side' are the best two.
62Thelonious Monk
Brilliant Corners
63The Beatles
Help!


[3.2]

I left the correct Beatles albums resting on the shelf I’m thinking. This is ok, a sunshine-y Beatles. Love/hate relationship with the title track...actually it’s hate most of the time. Damn.
64Thin Lizzy
Jailbreak


[3.4]

Jukebox favourites but as jukebox hits go ‘The Boys are Back...’ only scores a 7 or 8 out of 10 for me - and its the best tune here. The guitar playing has that usual style you associate with TL but it lacks power in places and the whole album comes across a bit polite. That’s not good for an album that’s supposed to be rebellious and raucous. Decent enough.
65Darkthrone
A Blaze in the Northern Sky
66Aretha Franklin
Lady Soul


[3.8]

Solid, thing that impressed is a lot of the 'non-standards' are equally good if not better than the well knowns. Not my favourite genre ever but this is undeniably classy.
67Van der Graaf Generator
H to He, Who Am the Only One


These better be godly
68Popol Vuh
Hosianna Mantra


Neoclassical - will leave this in for now

[4.1]

Thar's some magic in this here album, possibly has 4.5 to 5 potential - only time will tell...
69Aretha Franklin
I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You
70The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night


[3.1]

Not thinking this will be a Beatles fave of mine, a few good tunes we’re all familiar with, rest sounds like the band were starting to progress into something slightly less pop and towards rock.
71Charles Mingus
Let My Children Hear Music
72Big L
Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous


[3.9]

Didn't finish as far behind 'Illmatic' (a Doof 4.2) as I expected. Technically strong...missing something in the charisma stakes to be a real great? Probably his style just has to grow on me.
73Jay-Z
Reasonable Doubt
74The Pharcyde
Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde


[3.9]

When people describe the main positive with an album being it's 'fun' then those warning lights flash...but in this case this genuinely is a lot of fun - importantly, with an edge and some rawness added. A great peak period hip hop album.
75Paul McCartney
Ram


Ram fucking man

[4.0]

One of the big surprises this rating significantly higher than the two Beatles albums on the list. I can take or leave some of the more obvious Beach Boys harmony tracks but when this gets strange in the fashion of Dr. John ('Monkberry') or a proto Animal Collective ('Uncle Albert') it's really appealing.
76Mayhem
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas


[4.2]

This is more like it, what a beast this is. Perfect guitar sound, perfect drum sound, this just whips up an absolute frenzy. The band sound supple, loose, it actually GROOVES - so many black metal bands sound frozen stiff. Sky's the limit - this could be a 5 in time.
77Bob Marley and The Wailers
Catch A Fire


[3.6]

I know some of his stuff is protest music, or political, or spiritual...but sorry Bob, this is 'superior background listening' for me and always will be. Nice stuff, best 600 of all time? No chance.
78Tim Hecker
Harmony in Ultraviolet


[3.9]

Think I might prefer this to Rave, gives good ambient fuzz. One of the greatest 600 albums of all time? Nah.
79Thelonious Monk
Monk's Music
80Edge of Sanity
Crimson


[3.8]

Ahead of its time actually, sounds more of a 00's album. So good at what it does in fact it really should make a lot of albums which followed somewhat redundant. I'm listening to the version where the 'Acts' of the 40 minute song are broken up with track breaks, and they do individually sound like separate songs - so really rather than a 40 minute single song this is more like 8 very unified songs that flow into one another perfectly. Either way, this is all over the place but somehow it all works incredibly well.
81Fairport Convention
Liege & Lief


[3.8]

Some great musicianship but not a vocal delivery that transmits anything beyond the technical. I get more emotion from something like this year’s Stick in the Wheel. I wanted to enjoy this more, will revisit and check some of their other albums - sure they’ll have one I’ll connect with better.
82PJ Harvey
Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea


[3.6]

A little more mainstream/conventional but she still has her quirks for sure. I liked this, not sure quite how much, seemed to get stronger as it progressed so not sure if that's genuinely how the quality is spread here or it's just a case I warmed up to the album as it went on. Saying this, I still doubt this one will end up my favourite PJ.
83Marvin Gaye
Let's Get It On


[3.4]

Yeah it's good for background sexytime soul music, Marv's got a great set of pipes...but no song here blows me away that I'd reach for it other than in the deep PM or early AM if you get me.
84D'Angelo
Black Messiah


Listened to most of this before, what ever

[3.6]

More of a 'vibe' album than a memorable song album I'm thinking, that could change on subsequent listens. The atmosphere is a world beater though, I prefer this sound to any Prince album that's for sure. Dripping in cool - so intimidating to a square like the Doof. Like it.
85Rush
2112


Goddam thrush
86T. Rex
The Slider


[3.3]

Similar to 'Electric Warrior' this sounds cool but it just blends and lacks consistent song writing genius - if we agree Ziggy is a 5/5 (and we do) then unless something VERY iffy is going on with your rating scale how can you justify awarding over a 3.5 for this? There's an awful lot of rewriting the same songs from EW imo, which is why it lands a little below that album's [3.5] Doof rating. Nowhere near a top 600 album. Not even close.
87Fela Kuti
Roforofo Fight


[4.0]

Enjoyed this even more than the other Fela on the list ('Expensive Shit') - I might discog binge the dude, I love this afro jazz stuff.
88Robbie Basho
Visions of The Country


[4.2]

Yes, American primitivism is my sort of thing and I can certainly enjoy this mellow album of mostly acoustic guitar with the occasional Tim Buckley-eque vocal reverie. Looks hard to track down a physical CD copy or a download so that may harm its chances of going anywhere higher that a 4 - we'll see what I can do.
89Miles Davis
'Round About Midnight
90Rush
Permanent Waves


Permanent thrush

[2.0]

I don't get this band and I doubt I ever will. Just so goddamn wet - those vocals are the epitome of nerdo naff. The music is...it's Rush, there are no great songs, some decent musicianship sure, but nothing to stick a flag in and claim as a fucking song. Ugh. Rush. Ugh.
91Prince
1999


[2.1]

Cheesy nonsense, didn’t like it. ‘Something in the Water’ is a stand-alone gem though 💎
92Immolation
Close to a World Below


[1.8]

Incredibly boring album, yes this is proficient music, and the approach is somewhat brootal, plus the vocals almost have a burpy Demilich quality...but everything is so goddam flat and one toned. It doesn't groove, it doesn't reach any sort of real heaviness, it just sort of pummels away in this unappetising way with no rise and fall, there are no peaks of excitement or intensity. Easily the most absolutely ear numbingly dull album on the list, no contest. This piece of shit deserves it's Jesus steak house album sleeve, burn in hell.
93Lynyrd Skynyrd
Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd


Can never find a stream of this damn buggaloo - ok, not sure why I couldn’t!

[3.8]

Actually enjoyed this, I don’t know much about them except they’re the archetypal southern rock band and had beef with Neil Young. Scrapes a 4 because I’ve actually never got sick of ‘Free Bird’
94Depeche mode
Music for the Masses


Music for molasses

[3.0]

So what rating do four excellent songs and six coming in at just above average get from Doof? A [3.0].
A simple system.
95Opeth
My Arms, Your Hearse


Mooooorpeth
96Immortal
At the Heart of Winter


[3.4]

Has a real 'stop-start'y' feel to it - when it works it's impressively dynamic, when it doesn't it feels a little cheap and grabby. The vocals are...just there, sort of a gurgle burp deep in the mix. Could be a grower :/
97Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk


[3.2]

Too twee and inconsequential for me, though I see the appeal. Bit scared ‘Electronic Renaissance’ was the inspiration for ‘Partie Traumatic’ by Black Kids.
98Judas Priest
Defenders of the Faith


Fucking priest

[2.5]

This sure sounds like 'leather metal', my bung hole is sweating just listening to this.
99UGK
Ridin' Dirty


Sure I’ve listened to this shit

[3.1]

Yeah I'd listened to some of this before, mellow southern gangsta stuff - not my hip hop jam but I can respect this is well done for what it is.
100Darkthrone
Transilvanian Hunger


Takes me down to no. 601, that’ll do

[3.0]

Lo-fi black metal, sounds like it was recorded in a toilet. The title track was interesting...then with every passing song it became less interesting. Black metal is a genre that needs crisp or atmospheric production for me, the performance can be raw but not the sound quality because then it just sounds like murk with never ending tin can drums. Tinny tinny tinny. Still, I like the spirit, and in small doses it sounds almost revolutionary.
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