Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by YardByrd, Mar 15, 2018.
I liked Under Wraps too:
I also liked Trans too:
I liked the 'futurism' of both releases.
Pablo Cruise's work was and still is all bashed on by many critics, I love it.
I love Tales From Topographic Oceans by Yes. I think it’s a masterpiece. Nothing else like it out there.
I really like Pilgrim by Clapton.
I love ELP’s Works 1. Palmer is smoking on his side and Lake’s side is lovely. Pirates and Fanfare are great. Works 2, pretty damn weak.
The bashed albums that I like are usually because I was in a really good place when they came out, and they bring back a lot of great memories. For example, Heart's "Private Audition" came out right when I graduated from high school, and Asia's "Astra" came out when I graduated from college. In any other time or place, I probably wouldn't have given them a pass!
My favourite Smashing P.‘s.
And the best song wasn‘t even on the regular album: Let‘s All Make Believe.
Another vote for Jethro Tull's 'Under Wraps'. Bought it on the day of release - loved it from day one.
The thing about the Linn Drum programming that Ian Anderson did on Walk Into Light, Under Wraps and Crest Of A Knave is that he did not just make a loop and set it on repeat, he programed fills and variations that make the parts very natural and playable by a human drummer as Doane Perry demonstrated wonderfully on the tours.
Terence Trent D'Arby's second album "Neither Fish Nor Flesh". Some outrageously beautiful music on this album.
It's a really good album!
Trans I dig it have the rare vinyl version with the sticker
MOST GD albums were dismissed by critics
both have catalogs that critics were very dismissive of on release
It's true, there was a time when what is now 'classic' rock from the 70s was considered 'that new hard rock crap'.
NEIL YOUNG/TRANS: I loved this record from the day I bought it back in 1982. Though I like the vocoder stuff a lot more than the Trans Band stuff.
WINGS/BACK TO THE EGG: I love this less these days, but back in 1979 my buddy and I used to crank this in his 75 Nova cruising down Woodward Bl.
U2 : Pop - a sonic and conceptual masterpiece
R.E.M: Monster - ditto
The Monkees - entire discography (most critics pretend they're familiar with the material, but they really aren't).
Among Monkees' stuff I think Changes and Justus are damn fine records.
I get crazed looks for saying it's my fav album of theirs. But the only one you like? That's a new level of confoundment.
I'm as big a Swarb/FC fan as can be, but this album is the bottom of the list for me. I think mainly because I strongly dislike concept albums (excepting Pink Floyd).
Hard to live up to the debut, but Rolling My Stone is a nice summer jam.
Although for my pesos the Some Enchanted Evening's version of Astronomy is the legit one.
Are there no mono mixes for this gem? How could the album before and after have some, but not this?
The title track is blistering.
I often enjoy concept albums so no points lost from me there.
Black Sabbath - Born Again. Some of my favorite Iommi riffs are on this record!
Black Sabbath: Revisiting Born Again – Green and Black Music
Windows And Walls is a lovely album from start to finish. Along with the songs you've mentioned, Sweet Magnolia & Believe In Me are two of Dan's best ballads, while the remaining three songs, Let Her Go, The Loving Cup & Gone Too Far, the latter a precursor of his later environmentally themed records, are also highly listenable.
Dan's work is amazingly consistent & W&W is right up there.
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