Patti Smith - Horses
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Based on 5 reviews
1975 Ratings: #7 / 100
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Based on 794 ratings
1975 Ratings: #4
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UltimateLifeFrm
94

One of the most extraordinary voices I've ever heard!

The debut album from American singer Patti Smith was released in November 1975.
She recorded it during August-September of that year with her band (The Patti Smith Group) along with the assistance of John Cale of The Velvet Underground to produce it.

Smith wanted to break from the punk tradition as her and her band composed this album, using basic chord progressions.

Horses was a huge critical success, while just a modest commercial ... read more

MickyT
80

Finally, a protopunk album that I don't think is overrated, what a miracle! Patti Smith's debut album 'Horses' is a celebrated and innovative moment in time for a genre that would give way to punk music and it's easy to see why that's the case, and even outside of its influence it's a pretty stellar rock, singer-songwriter album that features very distinct vocal performances that are both manic and carry a whole lot of personality and interesting lyrics. Not to mention the production is ... read more

Whynot
97

I must find the time to write about this record. For now I am just going to say that She is bigger than music.
This is the type of record where you can talk about art.

geniusalexandra
94

[6 MONTHS LATER REVIEW]
"This album feels like a realization that you made a new friend when you sing the chorus to 'gloria' together. A perfect folk punk that appeases the senses, that flirts with your need for undiscovered perfect distorted life. I will live with the need to express that patti smith is my lost soul in time. A more raw siouxie, an art form that gives an older youth perfume genius, a punk sister to nina simone that screams disorganized but motivated chaos."
In the ... read more

Shaze1
96

This is one of the most well-paced albums of all-time. The build-ups on an abundant of tracks is the equivalent of the slow ascend at the beginning of a roller coaster with a well deserved drop that results in pure bliss.

AllShallParish
87

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01/16/2023

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Track List

1Gloria
5:55
96
2Redondo Beach
3:26
85
3Birdland
9:14
92
4Free Money
3:53
94
5Kimberly
4:27
86
6Break It Up
4:04
88
7Land
9:26
93
8Elegie
2:41
86
Total Length: 43 minutes
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Added on: May 19, 2013