The Who By Numbers is kinda weak but I always liked that one a lot. Some great ballads and a few nice pop songs on there. "However Much I Booze" is one of my favorite Who songs. 'Imagine A Man" is a beautiful tune. Maybe would have been more "bombastic" if it were on Quad or Whos Next or something but I like how more intimate it is on there. "Blue Red And Grey" is also beautiful, one of my fave Who songs as well. I think it was inspired by the sparse weird "Smiley Smile" by the Beach Boys.
Murmur is indeed great, nuff said
Soundgarden - Down on the Upside (I expected this one to get weaker and more boring towards the end, which it KINDA does but not really. I really like pretty much every song on here and overtime more of the indistinct songs like "Overfloater" grow on me. I think its still up there with Superunknown and not at all a disappointment. Been loving a few deep cuts on here quite a bit like "Switch Opens" and I like that psych feel a lot on some of these songs, like the tremelo'd vocals on "Tighter And Tigher" and other subtle touches. "Dusty" and "Applebite" are very underrated great tunes here
Rolling Stones - Beggars, Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Its Only Rock N Roll (Decided to revisit the classic stuff, and I never heard Its Only Rock N Roll yet. Well the classic stuff is amazing. I wasn't too big on Let It Bleed back in the day for some reason but now it hits the spot amazingly. Beggars is brilliant and possibly my favorite. Sticky is better than I remember with not a bad song on there at all, also a top fave. "I Got The Blues" is a great deep cut btw. Its Only Rock N Roll is serviceable and not bad at all but it does seem to be missing something that all previous albums had. I guess its where they finally stop caring as much. Still some great songs like "Fingerprint File")
Deerhoof - Runners Four (a bit overlong but some brilliant songs on this one with a varied sound with each song.. i love "After Me The Deluge" and "Scream Team") - Actually You Can (their newest one that has some crazy complex parts as much as any of their classic stuff.. amazing how great this band still is all this time later)
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key of Life (decided to revisit it after it was on one of the Music Project posts. I used to think it was bloated and not as great because of all the filler when i was younger but most of it is amazing really. Does drag at times on the 2nd half but there tons of inspired material on here. That one song "I Am Singing" has a really cool synth part that must have been really impressing sounding back then.. Same with "Village Ghetto Land". For some reason that "I Am Singing" synth reminds me of the water level in Sonic The Hedgehog)
Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell (Well Id like to hear their more classic material but I have a soft spot for this one. I love Kraftwerk and it sounds incredibly inspired by Kraftwerk on this album. Plus there is some catchy melodies and good beats. A bit cheesy maybe but I don't care)
Presidents Of The United States Of America - s/t (Decided to revisit this. Heard "Peaches" somewhere and I forgot how great that one is. The rest is pretty similar, but I can't tell if this band is just silly as hell bullshit or if they're amazing. Somewhere in the middle I suppose. Do they have some perverted lyrics subtley put in their songs? "Kitty on my leg and I wanna touch it?" - Apparently "Peaches" is about eating pussy? Who knows. Or maybe theyre just this sincerely silly and childlike in their songs)
I heard "Autobahn" on the radio on Thanksgiving night, speaking of Kraftwerk. Never thought I'd ever hear that one on the radio. It was the full version too (must have been some public access station). I was a little drunk and it was pretty ####ing epic and made my night, even though I already had a great holiday.