My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: The B-52’s is the debut album by the Athens, Ga band of the same name. The album was recorded in ’78 and’79 and released in July of the latter.
What I think: I sometimes feel like I may be the only person in the world that doesn’t enjoy the B-52’s. The music is just too absurd to me and it has no substance. I know it’s supposed to be fun, but it just doesn’t do anything for me. It’s hard for me to even pick out specific examples for the album as it seems it’s Schneider doing his crazy voice while Pierson and Wilson do some zanny scream singing.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I’m a killjoy, this is silliness, let us move on.
Rating (Out of 5): 1/5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (340/441)
Amount that are new to me: 77%