#201 – #300

201. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground / 3.1.1969 / Folk rock, rock, pop / Amazing how this has aged through all those years

202. The Doors – The Doors / 1.4.1967 / Acid rock, psychedelic rock / A timeless, impeccably put together record

203. The Cramps – Songs The Lord Taught Us / 1.5.1989 / Garage punk / Not my first choice in music but I understand respect the artistry behind it

204. Bring Me The Horizon – amo /1.25.2019 / Pop rock, alternative rock / An interesting step away from the material they’ve put out before, I especially enjoyed the experimental nature of it all

205. Pixies – Bossanova/ 8.13.1990 / Surf rock, space rock / Way ahead of it’s time

206. Say Anything – Oliver Appropriate / 1.25.2019 / Alternative rock / This is the final album for the band and I couldn’t help but feel some sort of way when the final track, “Sediment”, played.

207. Outkast – Stankonia/ 10.31.2000 / Hip hop, psychedelic funk / Of course this was fantastic.

208. The Young Veins – Take A Vacation! / 6.8.2010 / Indie rock / This record truly sounds like a step back in time but in the best, modern produced way. The inspiration is clear, without it feeling like a rip off.

209. Dr. Dre – The Chronic / 12.15.1992 / West coast hip hop, gangsta rap / I respect and understand the significane and importance of this record.

210. The Maine – Lovely Little Lonely / 4.7.2017 / Pop rock, alternative rock / “I genuinely hope you find what you’re looking for, even if you have to find it alone”.

211. The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream / 7.27.1993 / Alterative rock, grunge / This entire project moves seamlessly throughout every single song and piece, with all the right details in all the right places. Even so many years after it’s initial release, this continues to be an enjoyable and timeless record, never feeling for a single moment worn out.

212. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway / 11.30.2004 / Pop rock / I expected only the singles to be the most noteworthy songs on this record but the entire thing is very well done, in terms of production, vocal, and cohesion.

213. Kanye West – The College Dropout / 2.10.2004 / Hip hop / Such a cool concept and so many other influences besides hip hop including elements of dance and pop music.

214. The Postal Service – Give Up / 2.19. 2003 / Indie pop / An interesting record to say the least.

215. Prince – 1999/ 10.27.1982 / Funk, synth pop, art pop / Very cool.

216. Jefferson Starship – Soiled Dove / 9.29.2014 / Rock / LOVELY.

217. Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms / 5.13.1985 / Pop rock / Perfectly produced and very interesting instrumental on here.

218. Hozier – Wasteland, Baby! / 3.1.2019 / Indie rock, folk rock / Hozier can do no wrong.

219. Yes – Close To The Edge / 9.13.1972 / Progressive rock / Progressive rock at it’s finest. These songs are ridiculously long but with elements ranging from rock, folk and psychedelic, it’s entertaining the entire time and moves seamlessly from one sound to the next.

220. Badflower – OK, I’M SICK /2.22.2019 / Alternative rock / I understand the concept of this record but although I loved the instrumental, I found the lyrics to be lackluster and was unable to get through the entire project.

221. Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow/ 2.1.1967 / Psychedelic rock, folk rock / So nicely organized and produced.

222. Weezer – (blue album) / 5.10.1994 / Alternative rock, power pop / Absolutely timeless.

223. The Kinks – Something Else By The Kinks / 9.16.1967 / Pop, baroque pop, psychedelic / I don’t remember how I feel about this one.

224. Weezer – Pinkerton / 9.24.1996 / Alternative rock, pop punk / This truly is as good as everyone says.

225. Madonna – Like a Prayer / 3.21.1989 / Pop / The entire project from start to finish is so denes and full of life, it gives new meaning to what pop music is capable of.

226. Weezer – (green album) / 5.15.2001 / Alternative rock, pop punk / I really enjoyed how nostalgic this was, Weezer really managed to create a snap shot in time with this one. It’s concise, with each song clocking in at around three minutes long but stays incredibly interesting with a certain charisma that only Weezer seem to have.  

227. Daft Punk – Homework / 1.20.1997 / French house, techno / This is just a collection of techno/dance beats and although this isn’t my type of preferred music, I found it to be very fun and entertaining.

228. Weezer – Maladroit / 5.14.2002 / Alternative rock, pop punk / Very cool.

229. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads / 2.5.1996 / Unknown / This was just uncomfortable.

230. Weezer – Make Believe / 5.10.2005 / Alternative rock / I understand why their fan base disliked this so much upon release, but it really wasn’t that bad.

231. The Pillows – Happy Bivouac / 12.2.1999 / Indie rock, jangle pop / This was absolutely wonderful. The entire project is in Japanese (which I don’t understand, unfortunately) but the thing that stuck out to me most was how you can actually hear the influence it had on American pop/rock music that came after it.

232. I Prevail – Trauma / 5.29.2019 / Pop metal / Not good. Very formulated.

233. Weather Report – Heavy Weather / 3.1.1977 / Jazz fusion / Very cool and entertaining. This is a record anyone can enjoy, whether or not they like jazz music.

234. Marina – Love + Fear / 4.26.2019 / Pop, dance pop / Well put together modern pop record.

235. Aretha Franklin – Aretha: Lady Soul / 1.22.1968 / Soul, R&B / Gorgeous record from start to finish.

236. Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balance / 4.26.2019 / Indie rock / This wasn’t that great. The formula only works for so long and this is where it stopped working for the band.

237. Blue Cheer – Vinebus Eruptum / 1.16.1968 / Heavy metal, acid rock, psychedelic / I can understand why this record was such an influence for what was to come after, but it’s really not my first choice of music.

238.Blackbear – Anonymous / 4.26.2019 / Hip hop / Wonderful.

239. The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers / 1.15.1968 / Rock, psychedelic rock / Unexpected in a very good way.

240. New Years Day – Unbreakable / 4.26.2019 / Rock / Very repetitive with lyrics that sound like they were written by a twelve year old. Sorry.

241. Elton John – Goodbye Yelow Brick Road / 10.5.1973 / Rock, pop rock, glam rock / The simple instrumental is used to it’s full potential and each song tells a unique story. Simply amazing.

242. NF – Therapy Session / 4.22.2016 / Christian hip hop / Not corny, actually a very wonderful record.

243. Peter Frampton – Frampton / 3.3.1975 / Rock / Very progressive and sounds way ahead of it’s time.

244. Ashley Tisdale – Symptoms/ 5.3.2019 / Pop, electro pop / A slightly different kind of modern pop music.

245. Pixies – Doolittle/ 4.18.1989 / Alternative rock, noise pop / This is a record that is going to take a few listens to understand, it’s not one that you’ll probably like right away.

246. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? / 3.29.2019 / Pop, electropop / This actually is as great as it’s hyped up to be. I’m left speechless.

247. David Holmes – Let’s Get Killed / 9.8.1997 / Electronica, instrumental hip hop / There are so many different aspects to each other these songs, this entire record is a strange trip. It’s definitely worth a listen.

248. The Maine – You Are OK / 3.29.2019 / Alternative rock / Good pop rock.

249. Police – Reggatta De Blanc / 10.2.1979 / New wave, reggae rock / I never though that something like “reggae rock” would actually work out as well as it did, but this record is a masterpiece.

250. Boston Manor – Welcome To The Neighborhood / 9.7.2018 / Alternative rock, emo, post hardcore / Not as good as I was expecting it to be.

251. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On / 5.21.1971 / Soul / Real and genuine without being overbearing.

252. Ella Mai – Ella Mai / 10.12.2018 / R&B / Pretty and relaxing.

253. Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left / 7.3.1969 / Folk / Absolutely one of the best records I’ve ever listened to. This entire project just sounds like something from a different time btu it’s so hard to pinpoint; it doesn’t sound old nor modern but is yet a perfect representation of music from the late 60’s.

254. Tyler, The Creator – Igor / 5.17.2019 / Hip hop, funk, R&B / Very, very cool.

255. Talk Talk – The Colour Of Spring / 2.1.1986 / Art pop, new wave / There are parts of this record that drag on a bit and sound very similar or repetitive, but I believe this is a great record, it’s just one that takes more than one listen to full comprehend.

256. Carly Rae Jespen – Dedicated / 5.17.2019 / Pop, dance pop, disco / Unrecognized princess of pop.

257. Ice T – OG Original Gangster / 5.14.1991 / Gangsta rap / I was very surprised at the jazz and rock n roll influences on here, this remains one of the most perfectly produced records I’ve heard.

258. Clean Bandit – What Is Love? / 11.30.2018 / Electronic / I liked this more than I expected. This type of music normally becomes very easily redundant but the entire thing was fresh and exciting from start to finish.

259. Public Enemy – Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Back / 10.1.1991 / Hip hop / Yes.

260. Joji – Ballads 1 / 10.26.2018 / Pop, R&B / It’s difficult to make an experimental record without compromising on cohesiveness but this record is exactly that. Very pretty sounding at times, very interesting layers and production and stellar lyrics.

261. The Velvet Underground – White Light/ White Heat / 1.30.1968 / Experimental rock, art rock / This was kind of annoying.

262. LANY – Malibu Nights / 10.5.2018 / Pop / Indie pop at it’s finest.

263. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? / 10.2.1995 / Rock, Britpop / Oasis is great, that goes without saying.

264. A$AP Rocky – Testing/ 5.25.2018 / Experimental hip hop / “Got new bags under my eyelids, new bags up in my closets”.

265. Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden / 4.14.1980 / Heavy Metal / This was great album, but definitely not what I had in mind. It’s interesting to see how “heavy metal” as a genre has changed over the years.

266. French Montana – Excuse My French / 5.21.2013 / Hip hop / Kind of generic but not horrible all around.

267. Joy Division – Closer / 7.18.1980 / Post pun, gothic rock / I really don’t like this, sorry.

268. FKA Twigs – LP1 / 8.6.2014 / R&B, electronic / I expected this to be a little whack but it’s very unique and balanced with so many great moments on every song.

269. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath Vol 4 / 9.25.1972 / Heavy metal / I found this album to be confusing. Not bad in any way, just hard to follow.

270. Lil Wayne – Rebirth / 2.2.2010 / Rap rock / 2010 was a time to be alive, let me tell you.

271. Van Morrison – A Sense Of Wonder / 1985 / Celtic soul / This is so nice, truly good music that makes everything feel alright.

272. La Roux – La Roux / 6.26.2009 / Synth pop / There are a few very good songs here but besides that everything else just starts to blend together.

273. Eminem – The Slim Shady LP / 2.23.1999 / Hip hop / Lyrically this sounds like one huge joke but you can tell how much effort was put into this to make it a worthwhile record.

274. Toad The Wet Sprocket – fear/ 8.27.1991 / Alternative rock / I’m biased and 90’s alt rock happens to be one of my favorite genres so I particularly enjoyed this record.

275. Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor / 9.19.2006 / Hip hop / Fantastic.

276. Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being / 8.26.2016 / Indie pop, art pop / Loved this.

277. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes / 6.3.2008 / Indie folk / Very lyrically cohesive, very well produced and overall a very well rounded record.

278. Spin Doctors – Pocket Full of Kyrptonite / 8.20.1991 / Funk rock, alternative rock / So many great songs from the time that are probably even better now.

279. Sonic Youth – Dirty / 7.21.1992 / Noise rock, alternative rock / Very polished for something considered to be “nosie rock” and the songs all have a very cool vibe to them.

280. Vertical Horizon – Everything You Want / 6.15.1999 / Alternative rock / More 90’s alt rock, heck yeah.

281. The Cardigans – First Band On The Moon / 9.17.1996 / Pop rock, alternative rock / Not as impressive as I expected it to be.

282. Collective Soul – Collective Soul / 3.14.1995 / Post grunge, alternative rock / I think I liked this one but honestly I can’t remember anything about it.

283. New York Dolls – New York Dolls / 7.27.1973 / Hard rock, glam rock / Features some really great guitar parts.

284. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Don’t You Fake It / 7.18.2006 / Emo, pop punk / I would have loved this if I was fifteen years old and as much as I love the genre, I have to admit that this did not age well. The music portion isn’t all that bad but the overbearing themes of self pity and poorly written lyrics don’t leave much to remember.

285. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells / 7.3.2001 / Blues rock / Sounds old but not outdated.

286. Modest Mouse – This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About / 4.16.1996 / Indie rock, alternative rock / Immaculate.

287. Arcade Fire – Funeral / 9.14.2004 / Indie rock, art pop / Truly a work of art.

288. Spoon – Gimme Fiction / 5.10.2005 / Indie rock, post punk revival / Wonderfully writeen lyrics but overall I found this record a little hard to follow. It’s one that takes more than one listen to get a grasp on.

289. Cream – Disreali Gears / 11.2.1967 / Psychedelic rock / Cool and very unexpected in the sense that it sounds like music from the time but there is never a moment on here that becomes boring or recycled sounding.

290. Neutral Milk Hotel – On Avery Island / 3.26.1996 / Indie rock, psychedelic folk / This record contains some very dynamic themes but overall remains a very consistent body of work. A little strange at times but absolutely worth the listen.

291. Iggy And The Stooges – Raw Power / 2.7.1973 / Hard rock, punk rock / I can definitely see why this was hated at the time but it’s cool to be able to hear the influence it’s had on modern music.

292. Ashanti – Ashanti / 4.2.2002 / R&B, hip hop / We can do without the interludes but besides that, this record is superb.

293. Sonic Youth – Goo / 6.26.1990 / Alternative rock / This was wild.

294. The Academy Is… – Almost Here / 2.8.2005 / Pop punk, pop rock / Under produced pop punk is something the best pop punk and this serves as the perfect example. The vocals need work and the instrumentation is almost mediocre but surprisingly those are the things that make this album worthwhile.

295. Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters / 6.4.1995 / Alternative rock, grunge / Pretty solid alt rock album.

296. PVRIS – All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell / 8.25.2017 / Rock / Despite there being some holes in the lyrical department, this was a very well rounded modern rock album.

297. Frank Zappa – Hot Rats / 10.10.1969 / Progressive rock, jazz fusion / Nice.

298. CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye / 9.25.2015 / Synth pop / Not feeling it. It’s lyrically a stellar record but the production is so overdone and overused in some places that I would probably only listen to a handful of songs again.

299. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours / 2.4.1977 / Pop rock, soft rock / I think the reason this record worked out so well was because it sounds so effortless and authentic. A lovely piece of work.

300. Britney Spears – The Original Doll / Unreleased / Pop / The “lost” album by pop superstar Britney Spears that is rumored to contain some of her most revealing songs yet. Although we only have assumptions of what the record was supposed to sound like, fans have done a very good job at putting the pieces together.