The Modern Lovers

The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1976 Ratings: #3 / 97
User Score
Based on 260 ratings
1976 Ratings: #16
Liked by 23 people
August 1, 1976 / Release Date
LP / Format
Beserkley / Label
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Gaspurga87
93

"Pablo Picasso nunca fue llamado gilipollas" (aunque lo fuera).

Vaya pepino de disco, ¿no?.

verniers
100

simultaneously makes me die laughing and bop my head with fierce joy

heavymetalbumma
94

Without this album, idk if we ever would've gotten Pavement so I think this may actually be one of the most important albums to me by default. It also helps that this record is just straight up amazing. Jonathan Richman's vocal performances are fucking perfect, especially on "I'm Straight". He sounds how the film "Slacker" (1990) looks. Extra points for the tracks "Roadrunner", "Pablo Picasso", and the drumming on "Hospital". If this band had ... read more

aoifekerr11
55

Bro I'm so sorry this just annoyed me so much I couldn't get into it at all.

Favourite Track: Astral Plane
Least Favourite Track: Pablo Picasso

rossbonaime
88

My only knowledge of The Modern Lovers for years came from the band’s mention in LCD Soundsystem’s “Losing My Edge.” Hell, it wasn’t until watching Todd Haynes’ “The Velvet Underground” documentary that I even realized that Jonathan Richman was the leader of the band, and that they were influenced by The Velvet Underground. My ignorance kept me from an album that took me completely by surprise.

In the aforementioned documentary, Richman talks ... read more

Phoenix
NR

CLASSIC

It's St-Valentine's Day and the social outcast finally has his 15 minutes of fame on The Modern Lovers' self-titled debut.

STANDOUTS: ROADRUNNER, ASTRAL PLANE, PABLO PICASSO, HOSPITAL, I'M STRAIGHT, DANCE WITH ME.

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Track List

  1. Roadrunner
  2. Astral Plane
  3. Old World
  4. Pablo Picasso
  5. She Cracked
  6. Hospital
  7. Someone I Care About
  8. Girlfriend
  9. Modern World
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Added on: February 15, 2013