This is awesome! It's incredible that this came out in the 70s. There's so much awesome shit all throughout this album. The opener and the title track both sound like precursors to shoegaze, which is cool as fuck. "Baby's on Fire" has an absolutely unreal guitar solo. All throughout I was just constantly amazed that this came out when it did.
The title track is a fantastic song. One of Sabbath's best. The rest of the album isn't as memorable, but there's still some pretty great stuff in there. This album is definitely better than "Vol. 4" and has more highlights, though it's still lacking a little in comparison to the first three albums.
My favorite album from the Who. Despite its length, it managed to be really consistently enjoyable album. Like their previous rock opera, "Tommy," this album tells a story. And similar to Tommy, I'm sure the story is good and all that but I just didn't really pick up on it or care to pick up on it. But the music is a lot more interesting and solid than the music on Tommy. And despite being double the length as "Who's Next," it was somehow even ... read more
Really awesome stuff. I love jazz, and I love funk, and this album is an incredible mixture. My favorite song is the new recording of "Watermelon Man," which take the original jazz standard and turns into a funky masterpiece. This album goes hard.
Genesis have totally won me over by this album. Filled to the brim with delicious prog-isms. This is what King Crimson was trying to do with "Lizard" and "Islands." But while those albums are fine, this album is fantastic. "Firth of Fifth" is my favorite song on the album, with a mindfuck of a time signature, switching between odd time signatures effortlessly. This album displays some truly masterful songwriting, and is a fantastic step up ... read more