A school friend brought this album to my house one day insisting we listen to it. It blew my mind & partially contributed to a major revision in what I liked about music. Originality in music now became dear to me, and Primus has always been a beacon for originality.
Soundgarden never sounded better than on Badmotorfinger. They may have branched out their sound on the albums that followed but that made for uneven albums. This one is pure perfection from start to finish.
Favorite song: "Searching with My Good Eye Closed"
Why Ned's wasn't one of the most popular bands of the '90s I'll never understand. God Fodder is easily my favorite, largely because it got me into them. I'm still bummed that I never managed to see them perform live.
Every song here flows perfectly into the next, making for a very rewarding listen. Hell, there's hardly a breath between each song the way they fit together. Easily my favorite RHCP album of the bunch.
If I'm honest with myself, this is the only perfect SP album there is (Mellon Collie has one song too many IMO, but I usually forgive them for that). Love the psychedelic influence here, which they later mostly abandoned (unfortunately).
My first R.E.M. album & one I still listen to even now. The older I get, the more appreciation I have for their music whereas in my younger days I often grew easily bored with some of their mellower songs.
Overrated, but still an excellent album nonetheless. I can't deny that it held power over me for a while, but I was never as in love with Nirvana as a lot of people were (and in some cases still are). Personally when I listen to Nirvana I hear their influences come through (some of which I prefer over them), and while it may have been appreciated at the time the way this album brought "alternative" music to the mainstream it also yielded a slew of shitty bands stealing from the artists that became popular as a result. Not to mention the fact that every year music critics have to remind everyone how "great" this album was & bitch about how no band has made music this good since. Pfft. Plenty of bands have made plenty of great music since (much of which I vastly prefer over Nevermind), and if you're unwilling to let go of the past & move on that's your problem.
A brutal listen, largely due to the long running times of the songs. Fortunately all the songs have some dynamics to them so it's not just the same thing over & over throughout, and so my only fault with the album lies with the filler tracks (does it really need a track of dead air?). Bonus points for the brilliant song titles.
GNR's split double album is admittedly bloated & could use some trimming. The alternate version of "Don't Cry" and covers should have been b-sides instead of on the albums, and probably the closing track on II could've been one as well since it doesn't really fit in. However, in my youth I spent so much time listening to both albums & enjoying them that I can't drop either one below a 9/10. Blame nostalgia.