Are You Experienced

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
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1967 Ratings: #7 / 58
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1967 Ratings: #3
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May 12, 1967 / Release Date
LP / Format
Track / Label
Chas Chandler / Producer
Jimi Hendrix / Primary Artists
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Many of these songs are among Hendrix's very finest; it may be true that he would continue to develop at a rapid pace throughout the rest of his brief career, but he would never surpass his first LP in terms of consistently high quality.
The History of The Albums – n° 341

May 1967, dear diary, the day the world discovered one of the greatest Guitar Hero

While there are so many things to tell, from the crucial information to the most insignificant anecdote, it's crazy how much one faces a blank sheet of paper when writing about Jimi Hendrix, as if paralyzed by the legend he embodies. Honestly, I didn't know where to start and then I said to myself: "beyond the divine reputation he has as a guitarist, what does ... read more
He sure do be playing the geetar really good.

So yeah what can be said about Jimi Hendrix already? The mans often considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time and up to this moment I haven't heard much of anything from Hendrix. Are You Experienced is... well.... an experience, Hendrix's guitar work surely lives up to the hype for me at least and he shows impeccable charisma across the board, not to discredit what everyone else was doing here either like Mitch Mitchell who is a great ... read more
I've waited a long time for pre-90s music to "click" with me. It almost always bored me. I felt like there was a cultivated truth hidden inside it that I was too young and inept to hear. I thought (and even still think sometimes) that the tragedy and stimulations of this modern world clouded our ability to feel music as profoundly as the artist intended back in 19-whatever. Though I've heard Are You Experienced before, only recently has it "clicked;" one of many classic ... read more
The Jimi Hendrix legend starts with this album, “Are You Experienced?”, a multi-layered, dazzling eruption of sound that smashed together electric blues with 60s psychedelia into a still-jaw dropping work of genius and virtuosity. The record was a quantum leap for the electric guitar, blowing everything previous out of the water. Before Hendrix, who was the best? Eric Clapton? Jeff Beck, maybe? Terrific as they were, it’s almost embarrassing to put them in the same ... read more
Are You Experienced by the one and only Jimi Hendrix proves once again why I find him to be one of my favourite artists of all time. Everything about this album is just incredible and brilliant. From the technical and complex riffs to the stoned vocals it all just makes for an insane experience. Considering this was a debut album I seriously do not understand how someone can make an album so good for it to be there first ever created. Usually with a debut album it takes time to mature and grow. ... read more
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Added on: February 7, 2013