carlos b fly wrote:
carlos b fly wrote:See outside of the singles I didn't rate ROL either. I loved the singles, but after hearing all the hype I was shocked when I bought the album. I traded both of those in along with Michael Jackson's Bad and Whitney Houston's Whitney for something embarrassing like Stripped. Of course now that would never happen in a million years, but I was 17 and maybe my ears weren't as sensitive to screeching as they are now. As it stands now I only own COADf, a bunch of her Maxi-Singles and her hits collections, but I've been listening to her 80's and early 90's albums on Spotify and I'm actually liking them a lot more than I thought I would.
Music comes across pretty inferior after ROL. Its not a great album but passable (a masterpiece though compared to everything after it barring COAD). I like Music, Impressive Instant (that intro is EPIC), Gone and Paradise (despite its excessive auto tune, its quite haunting). AL has a few songs I rate but aren't crazy on - Nothing Fails, Hollywood, Love Profusion and X-Static Process.
ROL did have an amazing run of singles (and they released so many, its gotta be what, half the album anyway? You only have about seven tracks left that weren't singles lol). There are a lot of album tracks I like though. Candy Perfume Girl, Sky Fits Heaven and Mer Girl are great. Random sidenote but I also really love the sequencing.
Oh, and as you love AL I'd strongly recommended you revisit Gone from Music. It could have come off of AL.
IMO only Frozen, Drowned World, TPOGB plus Little Star from ROL are good. The rest bores me.
Gone is a great track! I don't like the Music album but the title track along with Don't Tell Me and Gone are great.