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Ace of Spades

Motörhead

1980

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Ace of Spades

Rating

3.32

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3675

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5

An absolute classic. I love how Lemmy just always sounds like he's trying to take a poop.

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Music is ok....but the lyrics SO INCEDIBLY LAME! I defy anyone to listen to and hear the lyrics to "love me like a reptile " and not roll their eyes. How can anyone intelligent person absorb a Joy Division lyrics and not laugh out loud at the drivel that Lemmy spews. I understand how musical taste is always subjective, but.... 2 🌟

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5

Oh, a bug! Somehow the site lets me rate this album from 1-5, even though its by Lemmy. Anything by Lemmy is a 5. “We are Motörhead. And we play rock and roll.”

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5

Great, classic album. Unique metal sound that paved the way for speed metal, thrash and gutter punk.

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4

It's Motörhead, so you never know quite what you're going to get. ...said nobody. This is a classic though!

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4

Excellent metal album got me pumped- some epic guitar solos although questionable (pedo) and bad lyrics on two particular songs

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4

This album was an easy 5 for me… right up until “Jailbait”. Yikes, Lemmy, what the fuck were you thinking?

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I liked Lemmy better when he was in Hawkwind.

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2

Ace of Spades is really the only noteworthy track here. Everything else pales in comparison. Decent album that was very influencial, but honestly it all sounds the same to me.

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1

Ugh - no way. Not my taste.

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Very similar songs, gets boring after a while.

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Repetitive and gets stale pretty quick. Apart from a few tracks, the album doesn’t offer much.

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5

True Rock n' roll. Long live Lemmy. Favorite tracks: "Ace of Spades", "Love Me Like a Reptile", "The Hammer"

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5

Great album. Wish I would have found them earlier, this album pumped me the hell up.

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5

Awesome

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5

gut

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5

1 a geiles album. Mir selbst ist auch eine Warze gewuchert die erstaunlich textsicher mitgrölen kann. Ein song nach dem anderen holt mich ab. Geile THPS 3 vibes auch direkt gehabt. 10 Uhr morgens gehört und nicht mehr aufhören können GEIL GEIL GEIL. 5* an Lemmy die geile Sauf-Sau

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5

Den größten Erfolg meines Lebens in den 10er Jahren verbuchte ich beim Bierpongturniersieg im Hood. Damals noch mit Muli Meier im Team unter dem Teamnamen "Beerkules". Einlaufmusik beim Eröffnungsspiel und im Finale war "Ace of Spades". Nothing more to add.

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5

Hell yeah! \m/ Quintessential, pioneering heavy metal album. This thing started/inspired so many other great albums to come it's unbelievable.

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5

They do this so well

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5

Monumental, como la plaza de toros. Más influyente que la influenza.

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5

Yup, this is good. I can hear the hawkwind in some of these songs. Good to dig a little deeper than just the first 2 songs

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5

Fun classic rock album. Enjoyable listen.

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5

Wahnsinns-Album. Einfach aber doch wegweisend!

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5

Saw them live once, they were great. RIP Lemmy. Fantastic album.

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5

All songs are the same, raw production, Lemmy cannot sing, frivolous lyrics, five stars!

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5

5/5 Ultimate Classic

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5

An almost perfect blend of early punk and metal. An exciting and energetic album filled with awesome guitar riffs, punishing drums and wonderfully fun vocals. It's just a great time from start to finish.

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5

The album FUCKING RULES. Motörhead are one of the more consistent bands to ever come out, and it’s a damn shame only two of their albums were included in this book (Overkill and Bomber should’ve made the cut).

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5

Another album that I've listened to multiple times before, which definitely skewes how enjoyable it is (rather than rating an album based on a single listen). It's so good though!

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5

-"Ace of Spades" has an absolutely thundering and classic riff. It is also a Chad song that doesn't even rhyme lol -The riff from "Shoot You in the Back" sounds like the riff from "Watchin' You" by Kiss -"Love Me Like a Reptile," "Fast and Loose," "(We Are) The Roadcrew," "Fire Fire," and "The Chase Is Better Than the Catch" are great catchy tunes

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5

Brilliant.

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5

Pure rock. it's like extract of rock. So much rock.

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5

The musical equivalent of a Lancaster Bomber exploding into your ear drums

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5

Solid

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5

Fantastic. Been a fan for years

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5

There's something really charming about Motorhead, especially their early-mid 80s stuff. I could listen to it all week (and I think I have done at times lol). Super unique, gritty as it gets, it's one of those few times you don't have to wonder if the band was just writing songs about rock n roll or not. You can hear the authenticity oozing out of the speakers. Lemmy wasn't bunging on the "30 beers and 2 packs of smokes" voice. 5/5.

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5

Awesome album!

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5

Amazing album. Classic rocking tunes all through. Some lyrics a little dated and the sound is pretty constant for the whole album. Lemmy rules.

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5

Ace of Spaces

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5

They are in a real hurry to get somewhere where they already are, and the traffic sucks.

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5

An all time banger. RIP Lemmy.

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5

Superb from start to finish.

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5

This is pure, undiluted rock'n'roll that appeals to the hard rock, punk, and metal world simultaneously. I personally prefer some of their other albums but this is still a gem and the title track is their signature song. What a great band. Lemmy will always be a king. As a reminder: if you think this is a 1 or "sucks" but think that something like Grizzlybear or Sufjan Stevens is a 5, international law mandates that we stay a minimum of 500 ft away from each other at all times.

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5

SCC of an album! Full of Motorhead classics, the kings of rock n roll.

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5

motorhead innit. you know exactly what you're getting. even though i've heard ace of spades a million times (thank you Tony Hawks pro Skater 3) its still mint. i'm pretty glad that Lemmy fucked off his silver machine for speed and JD.

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5

Lemmy, Eddie and Phil’ masterpiece. Hard rock/metal’s eternal standard. Must be listened to from start to finish to appreciate its brilliance.

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5

YEAH BOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

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5

It's Motorhead! One of the greatest rock and roll records of all time. Slightly less shout-y than their previous records and marginally better recorded, but still with an immediacy and energy that cuts through almost anything. I've heard that they would spend a week in the studio getting the guitar tone, but it still sounds like they loaded in, turned on (loud!), and blitzkrieged their way through a set before storming off the invade another neighbouring country. It's sexist as hell (which hasn't dated well). I know Lemmy found Ace of Spades limiting, but what a song!

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5

Clássico!

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5

Classic album. Still sounds great to this day. Legends.

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5

Gun

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5

My favourite Heavy Metal band. I went to see them in the 80's and my ears have never fully recovered...... The dodgy lyrics and nihilist image don't detract in my view but only add to the mythos surrounding the band. Lemmy is a 100% cast-iron Legend to me and the fact that some of the WOKE reviews are seriously worried that their sons and daughters will be tainted by listening to this make me chuckle. Musically it's quite accomplished (especially the guitar solos) and needs to be played at top volume. 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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4

classic heavy metal!

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4

1/11 Hard album, love the cover. Standout Tracks: Ace of Spades, Fast and Loose, (We Are) The Roadcrew, Jailbait, Emergency

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4

The same song for 36 minutes, which if you like the guitar tone and Lemmy's signature macho voice, then hey not a bad deal.

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7/10

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Spotify. Fave song “ Ace of Spades”. This was pretty good listen. 3.75

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4

Fedt album - masser af energi og power

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4

Sånt otroligt ös, RIP Lemmy

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3.5/5. Fuck yes

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Ace

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4

hadn't heard of "speed metal" before, but it fits; these songs have a very fast tempo

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4

mid everything sounds the same

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4

DRIVING GUITARS TO GET ME GOING IN THE MORNING

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4

Wikipedia says this is "speed metal" which makes sense as every song felt like it was being delivered at 100mph. Excellent

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4

Great stuff.

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4

37 Minuten ausgezeichnete Unterhaltung, schnörkellose Rockmusik zum Mitnicken. Hätte man (also: ich) mal früher drauf kommen können. Shoot You in The Back. Ich liebte es sofort!

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4

First one of these that I've immediately put back on as it's finished. Every track is similar but different enough for it not to grate. Heavier than stuff I'd usually listen to, but I'm into it.

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Mi parte favorita, creo, es la simpleza con la que tratan todo: esto es tan solo rock and roll, no le hacen falta apellidos de "la nueva escena del metal británico post punk" o jaladas así; las rolas se tratan de alcohol, fiestas, mujeres y suerte; el chiste es tocar fuerte y rápido. Ya viendo de manera más crítica, algunas canciones se parecen un poco entre sí y quizá es el lado débil del disco, sin embargo los tres grandes componentes de cada rola: la voz de Lemmy, la guitarra y la batería, hacen que valgan cada minuto.

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Namamen como se me antojó un Lemmy Energía pura desde el principio y no baja, se mantienen. Y creo que es lo único malo del disco y de la banda, no es queja pero sabemos que son tan repetitivos que no te das cuenta si ya es otro disco inclusive. Pero siempre es un gusto escucharlos.

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4

Badass

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4

Some great tunes

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4

Really enjoyed the first album. Sounds a lot like ZZ Top. Couldn't really get to the second album. The heavy guitar and drums just was relentless.

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4

British metal. So good.

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4

Pumped I finally dug into this one. Was great for a Friday too!

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4

I don't think I had actually listened to a Motorhead album before, they're so fun and so intense. I think I understand why people like to talk about Lemmy now.

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4

Awesome album and a great change of pace from yesterdays stinker. Love it!

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¿Motorhead es metal? Siempre he pensado que sí, que es parte de los inicios del speed y lo que se hará eventualmente thrash... Lemmy decía que no... Siento quizá que son como 45% Metal 45% Hard Rock y 10% Punk o algo así... De todas formas es una discusión que no viene al caso ahorita. El punto importante que me asaltó desde que vi el disco que tocaba era ¿Realmente Motorhead, por su pura música vale la pena? ¿Qué tanto porcentaje de lo que fue era por la mística de Lemmy? ¿Queda mucho si quitas la gorrita nazi, los bigotes, la verruga y el whisky? Después de escuchar el disco bien completo (que creo solo lo había hecho un par de veces hace mucho) creo que lo que me confirmé es que hay una banda tremendamente repetitiva, que solo sabía hacer canciones de una manera, conocía un efecto de guitarra, una manera de hacer líneas de bajo, una manera de cantar como si tuviera una traqueostomía y solo una línea temática para hacer letras. Y el ser ese tipo de banda... no tiene nada de malo. Siguen siendo una banda tremendamente energética y que cumple su chamba a la perfección. Es música que te pone de buenas, te energiza y te ayuda a sacudir la cabeza a gusto. No tiene mayores ínfulas ni pretende ser más. Criticarlos por esos puntos llevaría a criticar a bandas como AC/DC, Rammstein, Rob Zombie y tantas tantas otras que, a pesar de no tratar de innovar sobre lo que ya tenían no pretenden tampoco ser super profundas y terminan siendo muy disfrutables y, al menos para mí, de las bandas que me pueden gustar mucho. Entendible por supuesto que a quien no le guste el sonido de una canción el resto de todo el disco(s) no le van a gustar. Pero si te gusta una, el resto te va a gustar. Motorhead nunca va a ser una obra de arte profunda pero nunca pretendió serlo. A veces un poco de comida rápida con la que estás familiarizado es excelente.

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4

Realistically, a three star album at best, but I have a big soft spot for Motorhead so I'm giving it four. Fave track - "Ace of Spades", natch

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very motorhead..... All very ace of spadesy.

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4

Great hard rock record, with 2 anthems and a bunch of solid strong tracks.

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The Ace of Spades The Ace of Spades The Ace of Spades The Ace of Spades The Ace of Spades The Ace of Spades The Ace of Spades The Ace of Spades The Ace of Spades The Ace of Spades The Ace of Spades The Ace of Spades

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De las pocas bandas de metal de los 70/80 que sí puedo escuchar. Un sonido muy influyente e innovador dentro del género. Jailbait, Live to Win y Love Me like a Reptile fueron las que más me gustaron. No sé si era necesario poner estas versiones alternativas, ahí sí ya me parece too much, sí me puede llegar a gustar motorhead y suenan chidas, punktetonas, etc., pero pues no es pa tanto. Mood: Fuck it, I don't wanna live forever.

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4

very good music. love the ace of spades and all of the other songs. only reason its not a 5 star is because theres too many versions of the same songs

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I love the sound and the energy of Motorhead's music. I find that I mostly don't know what they are singing about, but I wonder how much it matters. Love the guitar solos.

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4

Good riffs and Remy leading it with his fun vocals. High energy stuff thats consistent throughout

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5* for the title track 4* for the album as a whole \m/

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Ich hatte es vor kurzem schon mal bewusst gehört. Da war ich noch unentschlossen. Jetzt bin ich mir sicher: gutes Ding

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4

the voice lmao, never appealed to me

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4

Strong opening. Great instrumental. Disc 2 is mid.

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4

THE ACE OF SPADES

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Kwam eerst echt heel druk binnen maar daarna vond ik het wel goed gaan. Na een paar nummers heb je ook wel door wat ze brengen maar het verveeld dan ook wel niet Echt helemaal opnieuw beluisteren (expanded edition) ga ik niet direct doen maar nummers zoals: Ace of spades, Love me like a reptile en shoot you in the back ga ik zeker nog eens opzetten.

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4

mooi. classic. RIP Lemmy

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Dia três. Meio corpo dentro, meio pé fora. O balanço é precário, o som traz certezas. O soslaio vira norma. ALL MISTAKES ARE MADE IN ALL CAPS. Estou a marcar uma posição perante o mundo. MotA: Fast and Loose "If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man"

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4

This thing just goes hard non-stop for 36 minutes. the lyrics are maybe the weakest part by being either very corny, or problematic (jailbait). Everything else is killer, lemmy’s voice is one of a kind and this has some of the best guitar work I’ve heard in a long time

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4

Man as much as I respect Motorhead and their influence on genres of music I like a lot more than the band themselves (namely, prototypical forms of extreme metal, especially that of black metal) I have never actually sat through an entire Motorhead album. It's that thing again where I don't really find any affinity in the kind of blues rock Motorhead tends to reference a lot. But I would be absolutely daft to not at least give this one a go. Three tracks in and honestly I'm sold. This shit fucking rips and I regret never getting into it during the peak of my interest in this style of rock music. It's not ultra fast, there's no cave man riffs and shrieking, not much darkness overall, which were all prerequisites for my interest in metal overall, but maybe I've just gotten to the age where I can look past my original tastes in metal and appreciate it for what it is. I think maybe what I missed from a lot of music in this vein was that it never sounded dangerous to me, and this album feels absolutely dangerous and swaggering.

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4

Bad ass. Though the mixing doesn't sound too great since sometimes it's hard to hear certain instruments, like the drums. But the great overpowering riffs make up for that and it definitely has plenty of great 'bar in the desert' vibes.

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4

This album rocks. Amazing guitar work and drumming. Nuff said. Pedo song brings it down a bit though.

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4

It's Motorhead at their finest.

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4

Classic album overall

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4

I love the fun catchy guitar riffs and choruses throughout the project. It was short concise each song was 2-3 minutes which was nice easy listening. 8/10

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4

Muy prendido el álbum. Lo escuché sólo 1 vez y no necesité más, contagioso el rock de estos muchachos.

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4

Another tough one. Sneaks a low 4.

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4

A classic. Got a bit repetitive but overall enjoyed it. 4*

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Lemmys Stimme und die satte Produktion? Bisschen ne Wohltat, wenn man das so sagen kann, nach der Vortages-Auswahl. Gefällt mir dann auch aus genau diesen Gründen schon mal wirklich gut. Dazu diese Rauhbeinigkeit, die aber auf mich selten aggressiv wirkt, sondern halt hedonistisch. Saufen, Speed und unterwegs sein: We Are The Roadcrew! Für mich: 3,7

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4

Much better than expected, great album +

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Shows the power of a really good drummer.

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4

Good one, but quite static

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4

Definitely had my doubts about this one, because I've never liked Lemmy's voice much. But the music is rock solid, straightforward, fun. It's a good album I enjoyed listening to.

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4

Solid rock. Motörhead had one speed: accelerated. But it's entertaining & simple and totally re-listenable.

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4

Betetr than I expected although some disturbing lyric in "JailbaiT"

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4

A smoothed escapade for the listeners, despite the vocals being fairly unshifting . Some cracking tracks

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4

Great! Samey and recognisable but enjoyed the listen.

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4

Got a soft spot for Motorhead, similar to with Black Sabbath. Not just UK band, but local lads from Stoke. Tunes are nuts too, appreciate the high energy. Seems ahead of its time for early 80s too. 4/5

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Wish Ace of Spades wasn’t the first song because it’s leagues above the rest of the album. That said, the other stuff is pretty good if you’re in that early speed metal mood. Just don’t listen to the lyrics. Hot crap some it it. Especially Jailbait, I don’t know if that was accepted in its era but oof that’s cringey now. This is right between at 3 and 4 for me. I’ll let the title track push it to 4. Incidentally, Ace of Spades is the best taco on Torchy’s Tacos secret menu. If you happen to be anywhere near a torchy’s, check it out.

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Rating: 7/10

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4

Fantastic metal, but something about Lemmy's voice just bugs me. All those cigarettes did a number on him.

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4

Despite Jailbait, this album has great raw gritty energy, that is certainly highlighted by the title track but also is carried through on nearly everything else. Road crew also stands out. Lemmy's voice is perfect for this.

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4

Excellent! I had never listened to a whole album in one sitting from Motörhead before and I'll listen to this one again and again

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4

Decent metal, good riffs, grooves, and drumming. I enjoyed this album more than I’ve enjoyed most metal albums. The chord changes are more interesting and throw some seventh chords in there too which gives an almost Hendrix like quality to some of the phrasing. Jailbait was completely unnecessary.

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4

Liked it. Reminded me of the scene in Grosse Pointe Blank

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4

A fun, high energy album. Although the songs sounded fairly similar. 1 recognized song

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A bit samey, which isn't necessarily a bad thing when the opening track is Ace of Spades but it didn't achieve greatness through its lack of variation. And as someone else pointed out, Jailbait has some really problematic lyrics. Very enjoyable though.

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Lemmy is God

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81. Ace of Spades - Motörhead 27 tracks. I've never really connected with them because of Lemmies coarse vocals but there is lots to like. Surprisingly, the vocals seem quite clear to me now in comparison to modern rock, the lyrics of which are often unintelligible. 4/5

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4

vitu awesome

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8/10 pretty good rock but some of the lyrics were a little too sus

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The music you want playing when you have violent diarrhea. In the best way. Best Tracks: Ace of Spades; Love Me Like a Reptile; (We Are) The Roadcrew

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4

3.5, but I’ll round up. Big dumb fun and not pretending to be anything else

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4

One of the all time best hard rock albums, obviously

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4

Doesn't quite have that classic legacy for me as it's reputation suggests it should. Solid record but probably doesn't squeeze into my top 3 Motörhead albums.

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4

Fast pace road anthems. Heavy, raw and non-stop. Doesn't deviate much from the main sound but it's not a problem with all the energy involved. Would be a five but there's definitely things on this album that go beyond questionable now.

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4

The force behind Lemmy's voice on nearly every cut is nuts: It sounds like he's absolutely forcing the air out, yet the result is anything but weakened. The opening of the record was energetic but quite by-the-numbers; Around Fast and Loose the music became more urgent. Motörhead are great at what they do.

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4

4.3 - Damn, no wonder people love Lemmy!!! This album feels so rock-solid. Leather jackets and pants, motorcycles, and sluts. Loud, energetic, positive, in charge, getting laid.

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4

Not a huge metal fan, but this album rocks and seems pretty important in the foundation of many metal and thrash movements.

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4

Ace ♠️

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4

Shocked at how good it was, particularly since I wasn’t found of No Sleep til Hammersmith.

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4

Fun hectic album. Pretttttty problematic

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4

More compelling than I expected, really driving rhythm and blistering guitar riffs. Let’s turn a blind eye to the lyrics of Jailbait while also fully appreciating the lyrical genius of Ace of Spades - a random collection of gambling related clichés

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4.5, I want to give it a 5 but it's just not quite there

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Genre: Heavy Metal 4/5 Ah, Motörhead. I appreciate Ace of Spades being my first Heavy Metal album in the book that I've received, and it's a torrent of heavy playing from all instruments, and the man who crafted the perfect heavy metal scream-singing that makes this genre what it is: Lemmy. Bass extraordinaire, Lemmy, is the main man responsible for what makes Motörhead's sound so recognizable, as well as cutting-edge. The three members of this Motörhead lineup have all sadly left this mortal world, but what they left behind in terms of material is a body of work every rock musician would be proud of. Of course, the title track and intro, Motörhead's most famous song, is a tour-de-force of guitars, drums, and full-throated bellows, regaling us with tales of gambling and debauchery. The rest of the album plays out nearly like a power pop album. Power chords a-plenty, melodic riffs, and some surprisingly happy jams. The lyrics might tell a different, less happy story, but the music is a blast, and an absolute joy to listen to. Feel good and rock the fuck out.

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4

I only knew Ace of Spades coming in (who doesn't? a classic) but this was a really solid album. Feels like the segue between Sabbath's heavy metal and metal of the 80's like Metallica. I read that they saw themselves as a rock and roll band and I totally get that. If you listen, they're not that much different than a rock band like ZZ Top. A little heavier, a little faster, but similar elements like a rock melody underneath. Oh, and ZZ Top's cringeworthy lyrics. Case in point the song Jailbait - "I don't dare to even ask your age, it's enough to know your here backstage." Yikes. File that alongside Pearl Necklace. It was a different era back then. I'm just going to enjoy the pounding guitars and drums and pretend I don't hear the lyrics.

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4

This album suffers the same problem as “Bridge Over Troubled Water” for me. The big hit, the most well-known song is first. The other stuff is good, but not at the level of that first song. Still, it runs right over and through you because LEMMY. Great, headbanging stuff, but a slight letdown after that first song. The dead man’s hand again…

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Motorhead is one of a kind. Everyone knows the titular track, but the whole album exceeds expectations. Lemmy is a unique vocalist, inspired by the punk movement, raspy and confrontational fitting with the wild theme in the raw sound and arrogant badass lyrics (although now may appear dated and a bit silly, not to mention the infamous "Jailbreak"). The sound is a step forward from the glam metal and heavy metal of the era, fast and hard serving as a precursor to thrash metal, yet still melodic and accessible to contemporary audiences. The songs themselves are short and fast, with enough variety and emphasis on the guitar solos, impossible to get sick of by the time the next one plays. That being said, most of the tracks don't stand out, although several do compete with the anthematic power of the titular track. Yes, the catchiness and beautiful melody of "Jailbreak" is one of them, but damn those controversial lyrics. TIL Lemmy was in Hawkwind, which is coincidentally the album assigned to me the next day. I can't believe how innovative and consistent this guy is... people should definitely be talking about this legend more.

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Never listened to Motorhead but was familiar with them. Not the hugest fan of Lemmy's voice but the music makes up for it. Good old fashioned rock and roll fun. Lyrics are a bit amateurish at points.

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Lemmy is a nonce

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badass

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What a cover. Pretty good music too, obviously knew Ace of Spades but The RoadCrew was phenomenal

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When I hear Lemmy sing I just want to grab him a warm cup of tea and some throat medicine. Maybe a soothing milkshake.

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Classic Motorhead.

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don't forget the joker

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The pleasure was to play.

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Will be the first listen for me. Only really heard the title track and the Triple H entrances. Need to listen to more Hawkwind as well. I mean it was never going to be a surprise was it. Loads of amazing, meaty guitar solos. Jailbait, well, yeah..hmm. Listening to an album like this first 40 years after its already influenced your musical tastes vicariously for years, can sometimes be a touch underwhelming. So, not blown away for those reasons. But there's no doubting it's a fantastic album.

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Awesome. Every song is great. Wish it was easier to hear the bass

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Some out and out rockin going on here. Really liked this album. A bit one paced!

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Already listened, always awesome!

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Really a 3.5. Solid album, enjoyed listening to it. Nothing on here blew my mind, however.

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nice raw unfiltered rock, nothing more nothing less

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That's a killer rock & roll record!

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Klingt nach Staub und Schlamm. Sehr dreckig! Obwohl sich die Lieder ähneln, verbuche ich es bei dem Album als konstante Reproduktion des Flairs. Ist für meinen Geschmack eine Niche und Ich fühle mich selten in der Stimmung, so etwas zu hören (wenn überhaupt), aber ich respektiere die Musik. Sie sagt mir auf jeden Fall zu. Die Stimme ist erwähnenswert! Nicht gut und wohlmöglich in einem anderen Kontext unerträglich, ist sie sehr markant und vor allem zum Flair der Musik außerordentlich passend dreckig. Sie verschwimmt dadurch mit der Musik, sodass Ich sie nicht als störend wahrgenommen habe. Eher wie eine weiteres Instrument. Ein altes, raues, ungestimmtes Instrument, wie ein Waschbrett oder eine Kuhglocke. Etwas, dass Erstaunen in dir weckt darüber, dass man damit Musik machen kann.

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solid for what it is outside of "Jailbait" that kinda turned me off of the whole thing

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Bit samey. Bit rapey.

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Catchy heavy metal. A little more intense than I tend to go for, but good.

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There's some good stuff like "Ace of Spades" but it's typically not my vibe so I won't listen often.

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Fun and badass metal album. Not something I'd choose to listen to often, but definitely better than most.

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Surprisingly enjoyable, would be good running music. Could do without the "jailbait" crap but seems to be par for the course in this era.

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Me agrada mucho la energía que tienen todas las canciones en este disco. Dan ganas de tomar whisky y viajar por carretera mientras lo escuchas. Como dice la descripción en Wikipedia, su música encaja muy bien entre el punk y el heavy metal (aunque a mi gusto se inclina más hacia lo segundo).

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Ändå bra, mycket GH-vibbar. Headbang vänligt.

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Starts off really strong . giving you "Ace of Spades" and "Love Me Like a Reptile" off the bat. Had trouble rating this; kind of got samey as it went on, but the highs were pretty fun. Kind of a 3.5 if it was possible

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Motorhead is one of those bands I need to divorce the music from the life experiences and types of people I knew then who listened to Motorhead. Solid sound, they lyrics are... well, they compliment the music and I'm not listening to them for content. Just enjoying the drive and grit and rawness. Perfect to push you through. Very similar to ZZ Top. ...ok, except the song Jailbait. WTF Lemmy?

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I liked this more than I was expecting. Kind of a heavy metal Ramones.

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Fine. Nothing extraordinary. 6/10

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Sostengo que no son géneros para mí, o sea mucho me suena igual y no me despierta mucha emoción. Pero diré que me gustaron sobre todo "Love Me Like a Reptile", "Fire Fire" y "Jailbait". No sé qué más decir, porque además no sé hablar del virtuisismo de los instrumentos acá. 7/10

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Schon recht, aber nach drei Stücken nervt es dann doch ein wenig

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never heard anything but ace of spades. Album is a jam for sure. Songs a little samey, but no duds. Will throw it on at a late-night party for sure.

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Title track is great.

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Quite samey throughout. That same is a great sound, but it is a little silly that I felt like the only difference song to song was the words.

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Not really my thing but enjoyable enough. Instantly recognisable. Got a bit much by the end and I was glad when it finished

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Other than Ace of spades never really listened to much Motorhead. Mainly as its Metal and I have generally found that that genre is associated with people with poor personal hygiene. Ace of Spades is the obvious standout but this is album more rock then metal for me. And that is an excellent thing. Guitars are load and prominent, Vocal works if a bit one dimensional and the rest of the songs on the album are decent without being exceptional and lack the ferocity of Ace of spades. Enjoyed it though. An en-lighting experience and if we're being honest we'd all like to pull off that leather jacket hat combo on the cover. 3/5

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Grand. Good rock album. Same-y

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Some good tunes.

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I honestly thought I would’ve hated it but didn’t mind it! But still a bit too heavy for me.

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Enjoyable mostly. By the end I am a little bit bored as it is mostly similar in style. Done well, but by the end I was done.

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Decent, enjoyable frantic energy. Essentially 6 different versions of Ace of Spades really so not a huge amount of variety for bigger scores.

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3/5 Nice album for Metal sounds.

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Super high energy. Seemed okay but wasn't the mood today.

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Mucho fan en los comentarios de YouTube. Yo solo conocía “Ace of spades” y con esa me quedo

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It was fun, got my blood pumping and couldn't help move a bit in my seat to it. Some great riffs.

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Awesome - love it

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Solid album Need to listen again hehe Final Thoughts: 3/5

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🤘🎸🎸

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Solid album, crazy the first track is the title track but decent music!

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Kind of generic and repetitive. Probably ground breaking for it's time, but not my cup of tea.

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It's a good, classic album. An influencer of heavy and thrash metal. It's not really my thing though. Highlights: 1, 2, 7, and 10.

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3.1 Ace of spades was me bekend, de rest niet. Wel eens leuke listen, maar wel weer lang, spotify kende geen kortere versie precies.

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Can't get into this album

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Solid straight forward rock & roll album but not a keeper for me. 2.5

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It's fine. Not the most original sound I've ever heard; that being said, the sound does go hard. Overall an okay album. Favorite track: (We Are) The Roadcrew

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I like Ace of Spades as a song, but loads of the other songs sound exactly the same, so this got pretty old pretty quick.

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In my opinion all of these songs are so similar. Fast and loud with the same guitar tones. The only thing it has going for it is that you can hear how much they have influenced other artists

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If you've heard one of their songs, you've heard them all. Pretty decent song, though. Best track: Ace of Spades

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loud

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While most of the songs lean on their lyrical theme pretty hard and there are some questionable choices ('Jailbait') made, there's no denying that at its core this is an absolute charging rock machine that's a classic for a reason. RIP Lemmy

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good title track but the remainder was more of the same - I guess that was Lemmys thing but hey

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Does everything it says on the box. Short, fast and loud. Some questionable lyrics here and there, and then Jailbait plays. Woof.

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Kolejny hardy material, tym razem jeszcze ciezszy niz Deep Purple, bo Motorhead, z smiesznym o, to juz chyba bardziej metal, a nawet speed metal w niektorych momentach tej plyty, jakze klasycznego Ace of Spades, ktore nawet jako laik ciezkich brzmien, ku zdziwieniu niektorych, znam i szanuje, zwlaszcza zalozyciela i jedynego stalego czlonka bandy, czlowieka legende, kgogos kto dla metalu jest tym czyms czym Snoop Dog jest dla rapu, a wiec pana Lemmiego glosu i basiora bandy, chociaz dwoch pozostalych czlonkow ekipy to rowniez klasyczne nazwiska z tak zwanej zlotej ery motorheada, pan Clarke na gitarce i Phil zwierzak na drumsach, ale jesli mowa o zespole, to nie mozna zapomniec kto byl odpowiedzialny za ich brzmienie na plytach, czyli panu Vicowi Mailenowi, bo porownojac wczesne materialy bandy, a albumami ktorymi wybili sie do mainstreamu, to wlasnie najwieksza roznica jest po stronie producenckiej, okielznanie dzikiego brzmienia i nadania mu smuklosci co czuc zwlaszcza na licznych solowkach ktore tak czesto wystepuja na ace of spades, jak przystalo na szybki ciezki metal, jest krotko a tresciwie 36 minuty i 12 trakow, album tak prosty jak i sam gatunek, motywem przewodnim bedzie sex, drugersy i filozofia yolo, najkrocej rzecz ujmujac, slucha sie tego dobrze, bo z tekstow, ktorych autorstwo jest przypisywane calej bandzie, co tez jest zaskoczeniem w szol biznesie, bije autentycznosc, jak sluchasz traczka jak the chase is better than the catch, to slychac ze sa to slowa oswieconego czada, caly album opiewa szybkie pelne zycie i robi to tak dobitnie nie pozostawiajac zadnych dwuznacznosci co kto mial na mysli piszac kawalki o gwaltach, dzikich wezach i przynetach wieziennych, dopiero przy tym odsluchu skojarzylem skad taka okladaka, w motywie kowbojskim, kapelunio, poncze i cos pustynnego pod nogami, nawiazuje ona do kawalka shoot you in the back, ktory posilkuje sie tym samym motywem mowiac oczywiscie o szybkim zyciu i jeszcze szybszych zgonach, calosc byla nagrywana jeszcze w UK, dopiero lata 90 to emigracja do stanow, wiec to jakas podrabiana pustynia, tez dziwne ze postac tak kojarzona z hamerykanskim stylem zycia jest wyspiarzem, spotifajowa wersja obrodzila w alternatywne tejki i z 36 minut zrobilo sie prawie poltorej godziny na 27 kawalkach, niestety alternatywne tejki nie maja podjazdu do materialu albumowego, sa one tutaj tak jakby pokazac co pan Vic pocudowal z dzwiekiem motorheada, ze stali sie oni tak klasyczna pozycja na metal liscie, na plejaka obok ace of spades, ktroy juz sie tam cziluje od dawna laduje live to win, najbardziej pozytywny kawalek plyty, a o to naprawde ciezko wsrod tak pozytywnego podejscia do zycia jaki propagowal pan Lemmy

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Haunting blues rock of the title track (and very good solo), heavy, cadenced songs. Considering that this is a New Wave of British Heavy Metal Ablum (NWOBHM), it's quite okay. (6/10) Favourite Tracks: Ace of Spades

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Kinda felt like I was listening to the same song for an hour. Rhythms sounded the same the whole album, none of it was bad but none of it aside from the title track was particularly amazing.

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It was ok

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It's okay

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Rock, lite av inget

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Lemmy sounds like his voice isn’t going to make it to the end of every song. The opening title track is a ripper. Huge energy literally from the first note. But it stays high energy the whole time, and I grew very weary. Do not recommend driving to this album.

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Some nice riffs, but all very samey

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Rock maar niet van hoge kwaliteit als je het mij vraagt

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Very good!

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Iconic title track, but most of the others are a bit generic. Reliable, grizzled, up-tempo hard-rock that's fun for a while but very samey.

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What Jack said

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For some reason, this sounds good to me. They came from an era when audible lyrics mattered.

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classic dad metal

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Ace of Spades is clearly an awesome song, not so keen on the rest

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Peak Motorhead :)

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Ace of spades classic, others, not listened enough

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Tiukkaa settiä ja aitoa menoa. Livenä ois ollu varmasti ebin.

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2.5

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Meh. Obviously Ace of Spades is a classic. Everything else seems to blend together.

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3 för att Lemmy verkade vara en skön jäkel

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It had a lot of bangers and ace of spades is of course a monster of a song, but the album was a little one note to me. Still enjoyable with all its energy.

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This break-neck sprint of an album is a striped down and pure cut rock gem! The sound of the group lives right at the intersection of punk and metal and there is absolutely no pretense about the fact that they came to party. Each track has an almost bootleg quality, which is a testament to the skill and sensibility of their producer. On the whole the album is fairly uniform and a bit of a one-trick pony, but I happen to really like that one-trick, so it suits me fine.

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Cover reaction - Emo 80’s Cowboys? Sick. Dad rock for sure but absolutely an album to drive to.

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Heavy riffs and a lot of them, and Lemmy's voice. "Ace of Spades" and "Jailbait" the two best songs in my opinion. The album can get repetitive but short enough to not get boring in my opinion.

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Ah Lemmy, Philthy and Fast Eddie at there best here with obviously there "Anthem" "The Ace Of Spades" a highlight but overall a good album, which has some merits. I can see why some may see this on this list but not in my collection.

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Pretty sweet album, I love the vibe. RIP Lemmy.

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A bit of 1980 heavy

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I'm amazed that Lemmy managed 40 years of fame from one song.

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It could just be the title track for the whole duration and it would still be just as good.

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A good metal album that paved the way for better metal, and which has been overshadowed by those better albums, unfortunately.

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Eu não consegui ouvir até o fim, não é o meu tipo de música

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It must have been groundbreaking when it was released, but it isn’t my kind of music.

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5/10 mid tier hard rock album that loses an entire point for the existence of Jailbait

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Decent but slightly repetitive

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Way better than expected but not much variety

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ehhh

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Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. A lot of it sounded the same but was enjoyable.

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Some classic hard rock on a Friday, alright! I've never been a Motörhead fan, but I can get down with this. The guitar does all the work. The lyrics don't offer anything meaningful or profound, but that's what I expect from my rockers. Just a lot of guttural urges and bravado. And that's okay. "Jailbait" is creepy and gross though, that's not cool. Side note: I did not realize Motörhead was such a sexual band in terms of lyrical content and it is not a turn on. I think people who’ve had sex with Lemmy are entitled to some kind of financial reparation.

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Motörhead always goes down easy, hard rock done well and fast

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Ace of Spades is cool but every song sounds just like it. Enjoyable album but I can survive just hearing Ace of Spades at random occasionally.

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Pretty fun, I respect the fact it partially started a whole genre that I do really enjoy. Some of the lyrics are a little questionable

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I lost my virginity to Mötorhead. They each took turns to fuck the shit out of me. It was neither fun nor meaningful.

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A collection of bangers! Lemmy doesn’t drop the vibe in any of these songs.

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A fast, loud, straight forward, slab of rock. This hurtles past in no time without pausing for breath. The lyrical content would be enough to get Lemmy cancelled multiple times in 2022. Rating: 3.5/5 Playlist track: Ace of Spades Date listened: 15/04/22

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pummelling, growly, groovy

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Toch is dit best tof. Alles lijkt op elkaar maar ik vind het goed te pruimen 🤘

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Niet mijn ding, maar wel legendarisch en leuk om een keer gehoord te hebben

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Zo'n band die je eigenlijk graag 5 sterren gunt, maar gaandeweg kom je er dan toch achter dat het echt niet meer dan 3 waard is. Paar nummer zijn wel echt tof, maar de rest lijkt allemaal te veel op elkaar helaas.

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Ca brasse, c'est heavy, mais la voix a quelque chose de obn et ca reste Rock and Roll quand même. Seulement c'est sur la ligne en metal et rock, j'adore et j'ai aimé beaucoup plus cet ablum que celui live que j'ai eu sur cette liste. 3.75

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2.5

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Every song is the same

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energetic! a bit repetitive.

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fine. didn't seem that speedy for speed metal

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I had only heard "Ace of Spades" the song from the album, maybe one other. This would be perfect music for a dive-bar, like North Star or something. Beyond that, all the songs basically are the same tempo, same drum pattern, same style. There is something to that, but it doesn't do much for me just listening intently. As a live show, I could see the appeal. Some of the song titles/themes are gross.

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It’s lusting and shouting and creepy. And not finding yourself punk kind of anger but simply mad and reactive. Too close to home after the recent riots.

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Meh

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Meh. All the songs sound the same

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A little heavy for my taste but not hard to listen to

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Not my bad. Sure this is iconic, but just a bit 'much'. Can you ever imagine just popping this on in the background? Or having it on whilst you drive? What I mean this is quite limited music

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Pretty good, but songs other than Ace of Spades kind of blur together and a song named "Jailbait' isn't cool.

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Music was ok but every single song sounded like ace of spades... Listened to 60% ish

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false

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I swear I have listened to this album already on here. It’s hard rock. Idk. Ace of Spades etc.

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Giving 2 stars due to ace of spades but the rest is shite. Take speed, play fast,talk pish. You'd think it'd work but it's boring as fuck. P

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Better in short bursts

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this is not good for my head today

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Never really been a fan of these. It was ok, samey samey though

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Lemmy knew it when he sang “it’s all the same to me” - after the title track it was hard to tell the rest apart.

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Hmm. Not bad old rock, just, not for me.

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Eh

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Really Hard for a Monday Morn. Solid beats, but I just couldn't get into it. I will shelf this one for later. Update: Not my genre, baby, but I get the appeal and I like it...just not that much.

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nicht so mein Fall

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Terrible. Didn't even finish listening. There's even a song about pedophilia. Terrible.

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First metal record on the list. Vocals were not as indiscernible as I would expect from stereotypical death metal, for example. Still pretty mediocre with the exception of the good guitar riffs. // Favs: Live To Win Score: Decent to Strong 2

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It’s fine…not particularly my thing.

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Early metal, not really my thing though the first song isn't bad. By far the most popular song on the album. All else sounds pretty much the same. 5/10.

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Talented, hard-rocking stuff... but not for me. I don't listen to this kind of stuff enough to get the nuances, if their are any. To me, it sounds like the whole thing is played at one volume and at one level of anger.

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The album got off to a cracking start. How could you go past the classic Ace Of Spades? As it progressed it kept those hard nosed guitars and drums but the content of the lyrics progressively got more and more rapey. Culminating in both Jailbait and The Chase is Better Than The Catch. I wanted to enjoy the entire album but I really couldn't, it makes sense as to why the only released single from the album was the Ace of Spades. This album would've had a much higher rating from me only if the lyrical content was not so rapey. Best: Ace of Spades Worst: Jailbait; The Chase is Better than the Catch

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Shouty

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It gets a little samey, but the guitar work is pretty good. Too bad I can't really stand Lemmy's voice, and the lyrics are.. something.

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Speed, heavy rock n roll. Sorry to say it is a bit samey. Still legendary band.

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Heavy metal, højt, nogle ok numre, ellers lidt tungt

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Jah, rock og rul. Man skulle nok have været der, i tiden, for at kunne opleve hvor stort det var. Nu er det bare endnu et rock album. Men fint og små-kedeligt.

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Crankin first song. Does get a bit the same as the album goes on but can't fault the enthusiasm.

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:D vittu ebinn kuunnella ace of spadesii täysii sen verran mitä oon joskus kuunnellu motorheadia niin muistan että kaikki biisit kuulosti 99% samalta ku ace of spades. että odotukset ei ole korkeella. aika hyvin vastas kyllä odotuksia, mutta toisaalta hyvää tasasta tykittelyä. voisin kuunnella uudestaan töidenteon ohella ainakin semi-ironisesti.

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Pretty loud. A lot of the songs are the same, but not bad. 2/5 Ace of Spades is best song.

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Motorhead album, fine thrash music. They are okay.

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I don’t get it

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nah

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This album started off super strong, exciting, energy that was a great indicator of things to come. The title track had a great riff, things were looking good - great, even. Next song, similar riff, but that is okay because this band clearly deserves the continued listen, surely there is more in this tank. On and on that goes, while the Law of Diminishing Returns rears its I-told-you-so head. A view at their play count confirms it: the first song is absolutely amazing, but everything after that is basically the same with an ultimately downward trend. The setting likens to back in the old arcade days, no quarters left, but the Motorhead pinball machine's flashy lights and exciting "Ace of Spades" soundbites create that false hope that it can be played as if for the first time, every time. Truth is, on the next visit to the arcade, quarters at the ready, the pinball machine fires up at the deposit of coin, the world is lit and the moment is all but fleeting. The same lights and brilliant flashes become predictable, as the score gets higher, the same "Ace of Spades" riff echoes, the game gets boring. The last ball is lost, the game is over. After a brief reset, the pinball machine is back to flashy lights, the "Ace of Spades" anthem playing at seemingly triumphant moments of flash. The realization sets in that the flash and music never changed at the deposit of coin, it was the exact same with coin or not. A quarter wasted, yet still the temptation of a good time lingers, perhaps the next time will be different? Truth is, with this album, the differences were seemingly rehashed for every song. Granted, this is the world of modern music, this is exactly what happens, but perhaps Motorhead forgot to be creative?

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My first introduction to this was on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. It didn't get annoying listening to it constantly while I perfected a 50/50 grind around a cast of boiling steel. So... This is just boring dumb rock to me, though. So I don't really care. And since this list is already disproportionately filled with upset whiteys, I'm gonna penalize the 'head. Not 1/5 though, because these guys can clearly J-A-M.

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4/10. Maybe it's just that I pre-judge any album with a song called "Jailbait" on it going in, but I didn't think this was that good.

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Very samey but solid.

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The Ace Of Spades sets the tone and boy does this album never shift out of that gear. Jailbait is a rather unfortunate song. This album is peak 80s mysogeny, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. (We Are) The Road Crew is a nice send up for the tough life of a stage crew.

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His warty face though.

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Peaked kad je Dave Grohl mu došo odsvirat ace of spades na bubnjevima, that's all.

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a ne znam, Lemmyev glas je tipa Thompsonovog onog kad oponašaš: "Zmija me za srce ugrizla" samo je ovdje učestalo. ima čak nekih dobrih instrumentala, ali to je kao i ac/dc sindrom - znate već. ovaj cover je isto mislim u Kapeli ufotkan, al ovo je Zdravko fotko - uglavnom sad na mjestu gdje će navjerojatnije biti reciklažno dvorište, gdje je prije bila pilana, e u tom dvorištu - na šljunku gdje sam se polomio još malo. bilo je dost' visoko, ngl. šljunak 3/5, fotka 4/5 samo zato što je domaće, a album 2/5 - i dost.

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Jel to sve jedna pjesma ili? Nije moja šalica čaja ali nije ni skroz neslusljivo. Al su zato tekstovi iznenadujuce losi

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A precursor to mental in England British band Didn’t save any songs from this Album

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Mmm, not bad. Just not my style. I enjoyed Ace of Spades, but beyond that I felt it was a lot of the same thing.

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It’s fine, and if it was on in a store I’d be neutral about it, I just can’t bring myself to care about Motörhead. Listening to this album is a boy task. Every song sounds the same.

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Good music but lyrics kinda didn’t matter

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Ik vind de pukkel van Lemmy gedenkwaardiger dan deze plaat.

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Not a fan

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would've been a 3 if not for the pedophilia

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Not for me

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Just not a motorhead fan!

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Не мой жанр. Не дослушал. 1/5

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Every song sounds the same. Every song is awful.

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Als würdest du im 3. Gang ne Stunde lang 120 fahren! (Frage: wie weit bist du nach einer halben Stunde?) 0.6

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dont like metal too much, not any exceptions to that here

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“Ace of Spades” by Motörhead (1980) With an appealing and relentlessly upbeat punk/metal/rock sound, Motörhead preaches a ‘gospel’ of lechery, rashness, violence, and an obliterated sense of personal responsibility in this caricature of a caricature by a bunch of musical cosplay cowboys. Their unattenuated gunslinger testosterone and other fired up hormones (“Dance”), as expressed in their lyrics, give evidence of dehumanizing recklessness, and their fast-paced—if undisciplined—musical vibe holds it all together, albeit like duct tape. From sex with underage girls (“Jailbait”), to treating women as disposable commodities (“Bite the Bullet”), to a murderous synthesis of love and hate (“Love Me Like a Reptile”), they replace the good, the true and the beautiful with the good, the bad and the ugly. We endure pathetically elemental stuck-on-one-note ‘melodies’ and almost interesting chord structures. Vocally supplying snarl and rasp where power is unavailable, lead singer/songwriter/bassist Lemmy Kilmister (his real surname) is consistently wimpy. Drums provide blazing tempo, but sloppy fills, and lead guitar riffs too often abandon the rhythm, as if it were a foot race in which every runner is disqualified. This album screams to the intended adolescent listener: You too can destroy yourself and others, but preferably not in that order. And “that thou doest, do quickly.” 1/5

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literality you could play any of these songs and I'd say yeah thats motorhead but I could not tell you it was a different song. Might sound better if you're on speed?

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blaah

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bruh

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One star, for the title track only. Music for losers. Absolute shite.

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Dreadful

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Whatever, Motorhead. I never got the draw to you. I feel dirty listening to you.

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Wow. I listened to a few songs and am not surprised that they inspired a bunch of bands that I do not like. It's called thrasher metal for a reason, I guess.

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I found this tedious!

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Noise. Plain and simple. F

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Uninspiring noise, all the songs sound the same, pathetic lyrics. A conclusive fail

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The only sure defense against the members of Motorhead is to push ‘em into a lake. All that leather and chains and boots, they’d sink like a stone. And why the need for defense, you ask? Well, because Motorhead’s after you… and your wife… and your daughter… and pretty much everything that you and I hold near and dear. I think Motorhead’s general philosophy spelled out on the 'Ace of Spades' album may be summed up in this one lyric from ‘Live to Win’: ‘Live it up, it’s their time to fall. Anarchy is coming in if you know we live to win.’ The ‘their’ is us, friends, insofar as we’ve someone to love, or an occupation that produces something beneficial to others, or life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That’s what Motorhead wants to take from us, and not because they want it for themselves. They’re not motivated by covetousness, necessarily, nearly so much as they are by sadism. So when Lemmy sings about the devil, it’s not meant to be symbolic. He’s truly in sync with evil. The final song, ‘The Hammer,’ really fleshes this out: ‘I’m in your life, just might be in your wife. Could be behind your back, I might be on your track. And it might be true, I might be onto you. I’ll scare you half to death, I’ll take away your breath… There ain’t no way, you’ll see another day. I’m shooting out your lights, bring you eternal night. And your eternal tricks begin to make me sick. The only thing I know, is that you’ve gotta go… Believe me, the hammer’s gonna bring you down.’ Oh, I believe you, Lemmy, I really do. And I want no part of it. Thankfully, the music assists in my decision to let Motorhead perform their gig and then move on to another town, far, far away from my wife, and daughter, and home, and job, and the beautiful mountain trails I enjoy hiking in the summer. 1) The production stinks- way too much treble, and no consistent sound from one recording to the next. It’s a bloody mess. 2) Philthy Animal Taylor’s drumming stinks- he’s overly flashy and unable to sustain the beat. 3) Lemmy’s vocals stink- just too painful to listen to for very long. I really can’t put my finger on it either, because I love Tom Wait’s likeable gravelly voice, the soulful roughness of Joe Cocker, folks like that. Part of the issue, I think, is that Lemmy’s singing from his throat, primarily, rather than from his diaphragm. Whatever it is, it’s simply not an enjoyable listening experience. And, Motorhead, FYI, the Vibraslap is best used sparingly. Effective on one song, redundant on two or more. We get it, the whole western theme. You even told us as much on the opening lyric of ‘Shoot You in the Back,’ proclaiming, ‘Western movie,’ before then spelling out the whole gunfighter motif in the rest of the song. I’m pretty sure we would have been able to figure that out ourselves before the end of the first verse. It’s been long debated as to whether Motorhead should be properly labeled metal or punk; or, maybe neither. I prefer the latter, because I’m a fan of both punk and metal. It helps me to know that Motorhead is in its own class, or lack of.

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Never heard this before but really enjoyed it.

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