I give this a 1/5… and overall I have to say that I’ve not had many albums that I’d rush out an buy from Kurt’s top 50. Still though, it’s been an interesting musical journey! 🙂
Falling outside of the punk or grunge genres this is definitely one of the more listenable albums on the list… and it’s one that I’d definitely recommend as it’s got some really tuneful tracks. The album is quite psychedelic but at the same time it’s quite bluesy.
Three Wipers albums make Kurt’s top 50 – maybe he was being lazy at the end of the list but maybe it shows the true influence of this band. All three albums are worthy of a listen, Youth Of America is probably my favourite.
I’ve never really been a Bowie fan but the title track of this album is one of his finest moments. 🙂
You say post-punk, I say quite tuneful – half of the band went on to be half of Everything But The Girl so I guess that makes sense.
I hadn’t realised how much I thought of “Bring The Noise” and “Don’t Believe The Hype” as classics until I listened to this. The first half of this album is definitely a worthy listen. 🙂
Some angry Monday music for you!
Ditto last week – just ploughing on through!
As I’ve listened through this list of Kurt Cobain’s favourite albums I’ve realised that we’re definitely in a different age, musically speaking, from when this list was made and some of the punk/grunge/lo-fi/home-recording sounds on some of the albums are just so different from what I’m used to listening that they are hard to hear without taking into account all of the music that has come since. Many of these albums might have been influential but I’m not sure they are classics! Take this album versus Electriclarryland – critics say this is Butthole Surfers best album but the music on Electriclarryland is far more “musical” with better song-writing (in my opinion). Anyway – not really worthy of a listen to be honest!