Had I ever heard of them before: prettttty sure I had. wuzza wuzza.
Reductive First Impression: I listened to to this quite a lot way back in ought six. Lots of saxophone. Pretty good for a swansong from Zavid I thought.
Will I listen to it again: yes but honestly I’m still exploring The Chameleon of Pop’s Golden Years so may be a while.
Had I ever heard of them before: I do not live under a rock.
Reductive First Impression: last year I feel in love with “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” so my opinion on Kanye changed. let’s see how this fairs.
There’s clearly some *really* great moments in this album but there’s also a lot that sounds like “hip hop irca 2016” to my untrained ears.
I miss the old Kanye.
Will I listen to it again: Only if I ever get bored with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Had I ever heard of them before: Yep.
Reductive First Impression: wasn’t sure about this. It sounded I dunno too smooth. The further on it goes the better it gets. It’s kinda old skool?
Then I lose interest again. It gets smooth.
So I like some of it but then don’t liek the rest! It’s a mixtape!
Will I listen to it again: nup.
Had I ever heard of them before: Hell yes
Reductive First Impression: great album. Enjoyed it loads when it came out. Busta Rhymes is great guesting. Thumbs up.
Will I listen to it again: yep.
Had I ever heard of them before: yes, back when they won the Mercury. The first track was great the rest garbage. They seem to pop up everywhere and I always hate their contributions.
Reductive First Impression: epic and warbly. the backing reminds me of Florence and The Machine. The lyrics sound clumsy. I still don’t like them. I am now on my 12th year of not liking Anthony and the Johnsons.
Will I listen to it again: God, no.
Had I ever heard of them before: yes
Reductive First Impression: I’ve already listened to this a few times. It’s ok. Just wasn’t to my tastes. I mean, it’s fine. It’s fine.
Will I listen to it again: no.
Had I ever heard of them before: Had a Thom Yorke poster on my wall.
Reductive First Impression: It’s interesting cos Pitchfork will give Radiohead albums glowing reviews independent of the quality of the music inside (hello Hail To The Thief). I have heard this several times but will give it another virtual spin for the 3 people who read these.
This sounds waaaaay better coming out of good speakers. yeah first two tracks = mwah.
Will I listen to it again: Of course. Even if it was terrible. It’s Radiohead.