Post by PromNightCarrie on Mar 5, 2018 1:04:23 GMT
Fishscale! It's like a Scorsese movie in album form. Ghostface Killah my favorite storyteller in rap. I give it a 9.5. I knocked half a point off because I don't care for "Back Like Dat" which I think was just a song to garner radio play at the time. It's no "Shakey Dog" or "Whip You With a Strap".
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Mar 15, 2018 13:20:28 GMT
Had to use this adorable alternative cover.
So this one goes to 11 and is still probably one of my Top 5 albums, definitely Top 10. To borrow a phrase from Madonna, truly an Immaculate Collection of songs. Ball and Biscuit has to be considered among the greatest songs of all time, and would be a great song to bang to, although perhaps not on your first try...no one lasts 8 minutes on their first try.
Their masterpiece. I found this tidbit interesting:
The Blondies were tough in the studio, real tough. None of them liked each other, except Chris and Debbie, and there was so much animosity. They were really, really juvenile in their approach to life—a classic New York underground rock band—and they didn't give a fuck about anything. They just wanted to have fun and didn't want to work too hard getting it.
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Apr 19, 2018 11:20:56 GMT
I'm one of those who easily recalls this albums release and therefore the incredible impact it made commercially and in popular culture, and the reception it got critically. I just gave it a 20th anniversary listen, and boy has it's impressiveness not dimmed at all, and is it worth it's reputation. It really is a shame that she never followed this up with a second album, and I kinda doubt she ever will, but boy has she left a musical legacy with this and The Score.
Top Tracks: "Lost Ones", "Doo Wop (That Thing)", "Everything Is Everything" & "Tell Him"
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Apr 19, 2018 13:05:27 GMT
I'd never listened to this before, as rap has never really been my genre overall. When it came to rap and hip hop I would almost always have been a listener of individual hits songs, rather than whole albums. Perhaps I need to re-visit more of these classics, as this is a great album.
Top Tracks: "It Ain't Hard to Tell", "Halftime" & "The Genesis"