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Trafalgar

Bee Gees

1971

Trafalgar

Album Summary

Trafalgar is a 1971 album by the Bee Gees. It was their ninth album (seventh internationally), and was released in September 1971 in the US, and November 1971 in the UK. The album was a moderate hit in the United States, and peaked at No. 34. The lead single "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" was the first Bee Gees' No. 1 single in the United States but failed to chart in Britain as did the album. It is Geoff Bridgford's only full-length appearance on a Bee Gees album as an official member. Trafalgar is included in Robert Dimery's book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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Rating

2.71

Votes

4650

Genres

  • Rock
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Wed Apr 14 2021
2

This is pre-disco Bee Gees which means it's not even interesting in an annoying way. This was just bleh. Insipid lyrics, music that's trying SO HARD to sound like other bands, and mediocre production combine to create a completely forgettable experience.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
2

Was expecting “Staying Alive” and had to settle for my best effort at Staying Awake. I didn’t get this at all. 1.5

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Wed Apr 14 2021
4

Better than expected and not at all like what you expect Bee Gees to sound like

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Very low key at first. Clear and intense vocals. Instrumental background feels more focused on the chord progression. Romantic and emphatic (Israel). Surreal and almost inspirational sound (Greatest Man in the World). Remembering has some folk feels to it. Bittersweet. Only knew Stayin’ Alive before; VERY different but pleasant, soft and sweet. Groovy baseline with chord progression in Somebody Stop the Music. Interesting transition into and out of that section. Trafalgar: not sure what’s goin on here. Felt a little bland lyrics-wise. Don’t Wanna Live Inside Myself very feelsy. I like the 3-step bass riff before each section. I like the intro to When Do I with guitar and bells? Synth in background, strings very bright and happy sounding. Dearest vocals powerful and emotional. I like this track a lot. Lion in Winter percussion intro very simple, engaging through its simplicity. I like this track. Walking Back to Waterloo: not sure I understand the lyrics but the sounds are nice. Nice end to the album, I like the long drawn out end to the last notes.

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Wed May 19 2021
3

much better than Odessa imo

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Wed Jun 16 2021
2

Trafalgar is a good album, but much like a few entrees on the list, it doesn’t justify itself as being essential listening. The first half is really good but it takes a massive dive in the second half (aside from the track Trafalgar which is probably the best on the album). Overall pretty lame considering it as a whole.

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Mon Jul 05 2021
1

Nahhh fuck off Bee Gees. Fuck you

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

I realized I've never listened to a Bee Gees album end-to-end. This one predated their more famous disco work (yet was still their 9th album!) and seemed more heartfelt and ballad-like. Very listenable and a great summer record.

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Thu Dec 23 2021
2

i) This may have never happened if the Beatles had split up earlier--their late 60s/early 70s signature is discernible more than once, ii) I'd blame Paul but there's no escaping that Barry Gibb sounds a lot like John, especially on Greatest Man in the World and the title track (whose vocal line is mostly just a Day in the Life rip, right?), iii) Presumably, the album art and title are only significant in relation to the Gibb's aspiration to be misremembered and romanticised in the same way that British military history is--instead, this achievement belongs to ABBA.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
2

Bee Gees - trafalgar It’s not surprising the Bee Gee’s never really found success with their Moody Blues-esque psych-pomp. Trafalgar’s overwrought orchestration and plodding pace makes it a chore to listen to.

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Wed Sep 09 2020
5

Thought-provoking lyrics, great tones, a very good album

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Sat Apr 17 2021
5

it is way sadder than i thought it would be but it's a fantastic album, super beautiful

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Fri Aug 06 2021
5

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart is a classic and I really loved every song that followed it. I don’t know why these goofy voices are so enjoyable but they are.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

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Sun Oct 02 2022
5

I love this album. It is lush, emotional, and the instrumentation is great! More than just “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?”, there are a lot of underrated songs from this album. My favorites: “Israel”, “When Do I”, “Remembering”, “Trafalgar”, “Don’t Want To Live Inside Myself”.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Unexpected! Didn’t know they had already-disco sound.

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Wed Nov 18 2020
4

1971. Key Songs: Trafalgar, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Walking Back to Waterloo

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Mon Oct 12 2020
4

Better than most bee gees albums

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Fri May 14 2021
4

The Bee Gees are great! This is much more folksy than the disco hits I've heard, but still really nice.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

A lot more Beatles sounding than I was expecting. Really enjoyed it though.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

It was fun. Felt like Beatles B sides

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

Good

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

I think I liked this album better the first time I listened to it although there are some songs that I liked more on the second listen. Obviously, I still really like it as you can tell by the rating. It reminded me of Elton John and ABBA so I guess it sounds like an album from the 70s. There are some great songs and some songs that are just decent. "When Do I" is really weird and the chorus sounds almost like a joke. For some reason, it reminds me of Kermit. Even though it's probably the worst song on the album, I kind of love it. The vocals are weird on a lot of songs even including the beginning of How Can You Mend a Broken Heart. Anyway, if this is not even one of the better Bee Gees albums, I guess I should listen to more of the Bee Gees. Favorite songs: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?, Israel, Somebody Stop The Music, Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself, Walking Back to Waterloo Strong 7/10

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Wed May 12 2021
4

First time listening: 9/12 songs liked It's like listening to a soft beatles album with extremely glutteral voices, which is odd considering they are mainly known for their disco. I know and like their first track, so I knew what I was getting myself into. Can be bitch if you are tired. No songs saved

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Sat Jun 26 2021
4

mild mellow harmonic not too exciting but pretty tune-y. lots of songs about love and ladies

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

Not what I had imagined for The Bee Gees. Folky. needs a relisten.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

The Beatles and Elton John influence is apparent here. The Bee Gees are better known for their late '70s disco pop, but this album showcases their ability to craft lush pop centered around themes of loss and remembrance. Highlights for me are 'How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,' 'Trafalgar,' 'Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself,' and 'Walking Back to Waterloo.'

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

Nice

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

Sevdimm

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

Well this is surprising and rather lovely. The Bee Gees as serious artists, delivering mature and emotive pop music with a melancholic vibe. Like their more well known work, this is characterised by really nice melodies and harmonies, but with just a little less chart-friendly pure pop polish and more mature sounding instrumentation in the form of horns and strings. Really like this. 4/5

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

Much more depth than the beegees bangers everyone knows.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

Barry Gibb can write a damn good song. The opener, title track, and closer are all highlights here. The Bee Gees before disco were a totally different rock and roll band, and a great time to listen to.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

Но хотелось бы побольше электричества

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

4.4 - At turns this record reminds me of Electric Light Orchestra, ABBA and the Beatles. The songs are exceptionally well orchestrated and express emotional vulnerability through the lyrics and vocals. There are a couple missteps. "Dearest" sounds like a B-side from "Phantom of the Opera" and "Israel" though pretty comes off as dated propaganda. The distinctive Bee Gees vibrato is here with a vengeance, and I'm sure many will take exception with the vocals. Given the shadow "Saturday Night Fever" casts on all that is Bee Gees, I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I'm also surprised at its tepid critical reception and that it's mostly forgotten by time.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

Not at all what I was expecting. More like Elton John at times, and also folkier than I would have thought.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

Glad to hear this, I had only heard the disco hits of the bee gees before. This is a wildly different side!

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

Interesting album. A little calmer and less/different energy than I recall from some of the other Bee Gees stuff I heard. Still pretty good and worth 4 stars

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Fri Apr 15 2022
4

Relaxing 70s pop. Flows easily in the background. 3.5/5

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Thu May 12 2022
4

Les Bee Gees nous proposent à ma grande surprise un album formidable, bien que dénué de toute homosexualité.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

Awesome!

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Every song is great and the album sounds amazing. The orchestration, vocal tracks, various instruments, it’s all there when it comes to production. However, it’s really missing some different styled songs. Each song has a similar tempo and sounds like an outro song. It’s also oddly similar to “LSD” and “Across The Universe” style Beatles.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

I've never listened to the Bee Gees but considering their era, this is impressive. It's probably more on the balladry side of rock which can be a bit much. I had my fun with this and I really wanna return to this.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Surprisingly good actually, never really listened to the Bee Gee's other than the classics

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Sun Sep 11 2022
4

Classic

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

Ridiculous album...hated it, then kind of liked it...its very silly

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Massor av fina låtar jag aldrig hört förut. Mycket bra platta.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

Man, I did not expect this to be so BLEAK. The Brothers Gibb are sad. I'm glad that in a few years they will know that you should be dancin'. Yeah. This is soft and gentle if depressing. Seems I like most the tunes written by Maurice, which are the ones that sound most like The Beatles.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

I didn't really enjoy this album, and if it wasn't the Bee Gees, it would have ranked lower...just kind of to slow and sad for me today.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

There really is nothing like the early Bee Gees (except maybe Christopher Guest in “A Mighty Wind”). More vibrato than falsetto. Although when I say early, I had no idea this was their ninth album! And it's kind of a dark one. Interesting and compelling. And so sad sometimes!

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

I love The Bee Gees. Both their older and newer stuff. this album isn't my favorite, but I like a lot.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

Unexpected prog about love.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

приятненько мне понравилось не знаю что еще сказать

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

I didn't listen to it enough to give it a proper review, but it was a bit unremarkable for me

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Sun Feb 07 2021
3

Enjoyed this more than I anticipated. There's a definite cheese factor, but it's genuine cheese - the production is polished but the feelings are still raw. Some great and memorable progressions in here.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
3

Started off way stronger than Odessa but they went back to they kind of lost me again about halfway through. Was hoping for some kind of big concept album about the battle of Trafalgar or something

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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

I mean idk

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

Nice

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Thu Feb 18 2021
3

The bee gees have a different sound here than the disco era hits I was used to. This isn't a bad album, as it's more soft rock than anything, it just seems like they were trying to branch out a bit too far from their more distinctive sound. There were some good songs (" how can you mend a broken heart" and "country woman") but there were some misses for me too("israel" and "its just the way"). Lyrically "the greatest man in the world" was really good but fell a bit short with the instrumentals.

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Mon Jun 21 2021
3

Fine. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? is by far the best song here. 6/10

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Wow, listening to Bee Gees songs that haven't been rammed into my ears a million times before is actually quite a pleasant experience! Fave track - "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" at the moment, but I should maybe listen a few more times as there are some other contenders.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

Some soft, well written music. Not much otherwise to pique my interest.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
3

Quite cheesy, easy to listen

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Sat Jun 05 2021
3

The beegees are fun. This wasnt fun. Lol

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Sun Jan 17 2021
3

Yeah yeah it’s boring and yeah the vocal spin is WILDly incongruous with the music but at least it’s pretty (but wow this is too long)

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Tue Apr 13 2021
3

What a trippy album! There are parts of this that I really did. Some of it because it is faintly reminiscent of the Beatles. But oy, some of this was really awful. But mostly pretty chill. I would listen to this again.

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Tue Apr 13 2021
3

this opened my eyes (ears?) to the face that the Bee Gees were more than just staying alive, saturday night fever and disco. It was interesting and I enjoyed it but I would probably not choose to go back to it. I give it two and a half john travoltas

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

Not what I expected. Don’t really know much of the Brothers Gibb, aside from the disco stuff, but enjoyed this melancholic effort. A bit McCartney-esque in places.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
3

I’m enjoying this album more than I thought I would, which is a good thing. I’m really only familiar w/ The Bee Gees disco material (which I love), so it is cool to see this side of them. Strong melodies, good choruses, varied instrumentation. A solid 3

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Tue Jun 15 2021
3

Trafalgar has it's fair share of passable tracks, and my rating will reflect that, but there are some great songwriting and arrangements here. Somebody Stop the Music is a little more experimental, Walking Back to Waterloo is a great album closer with great arrangements and Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself has that overly-dramatic tension that the Bee Gees are so well known for. Fav Tracks: Somebody Stop The Music, Walking Back To Waterloo and Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself

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Mon Jul 19 2021
3

Sombre, but reasonable folk/pop. Wouldn't listen to again as a whole album so 2.8 out 5 rounded up.

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Tue Jun 15 2021
3

Interesting album. There are signs of a transition by the Bee Gees on this album in production as well as lyrically and vocally. What I probably like the least is that all of the songs are ballads. There are some great songs on this album but equally there are some not so good songs (Dearest). The harmonies are spot on and they stretch their vocals in some cases. Overall I would say I like the albumbecause of the steps taken to stretch a bit. It's not Odessa or Main Course but pretty good. Favorite songs: How Can you Mend a Broken Heart, Somebody Stop the Music, walking Back to Waterloo.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
3

Although it lacks any stand-out tracks, this is a solid pre-disco Bee Gees album. 7.7/10

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Tue May 11 2021
3

Too mellow

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Fri May 14 2021
3

little flat

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Wed Jun 23 2021
3

yeah alright, I saved one song, different from the single other song I associate with the bee gees, definitely a solid 3, could sneak into 4 territory

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Tue May 25 2021
3

cool

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Fri Aug 06 2021
3

A non funky/disco bee gees album full of ballads. A few are ok and the first song is pretty good. However a whole album of ballads just gets old. 5.9/10

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Mon Aug 16 2021
3

Pretty fascinating. Though nothing matches "how can you men", the rest of the album is pretty solid. It has moments that evoke the beatles/john lennon and even david bowie. The music is albeit a little mellow/slow, though it still holds up today. If they had something else that was catchy on it, it would be a 4, but comes just a bit short in my book.

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Sun Aug 22 2021
3

Curiosa l'elecció per formar part de la llista dels 1001. Disc obscur, pessimista, trist, ni tan sols especialment inspirat. Destaca el single 'How Can You Mend a Broken Heart', que va ser un gran hit a USA, potser d'aquí la pressència de l'àlbum a la llista. Diferent a tot el que van fer i a tot el que havia de venir

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

on the slower side but pretty darn good 3.5

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Mon Aug 30 2021
3

I do really like the bee gees, but I've only listened to best ofs/singles collections, which gives a great variety. As a whole album this wears a little thin, as the songs are all slower ones from this one era, but its still fairly enjoyable

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Fri Sep 03 2021
3

3/5 Not really interesting sound Still little enjoyable

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

bee gees'in en kotu albumu bile simdiye kadar dinlediklerimizden daha guzel

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Mon Sep 13 2021
3

It's alright yo.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
3

Easy to listen to

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Thu Sep 16 2021
3

Apparently I didn't know anything about the Bee Gees except for the most pop cult disco stuff. I found this album very odd. Not really my cuppa but I didn't despise it or anythong.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
3

This album surprised me, as I had only heard stayin alive before. Overall a solid listen but nothing really grabbed my attention.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
3

sad beegees less fun. Not awful.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
3

Ok. Meh.

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Sun Nov 14 2021
3

I can see why it's on the list but not my cup of tea really

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Wed Nov 24 2021
3

I mean...it was okay. I liked it better than the Doors, but I wouldn't go out of my way to listen again. Nice ballads, just a little too much cheese for me. Fave track: More than a Woman. A classic.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
3

Classic really BeeGees. Couple of great tracks

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Wed Dec 22 2021
3

Good album about heartbreak.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

Eh, not bad, just nothing that caught my attention either

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Wed Jan 26 2022
3

For many years before the Bee Gees hit it big with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and became huge disco stars, the Bee Gees had a full career already in the 60's and early 70's. I admit I own a couple pre-SNF albums and they're pretty good. Keep the image of the Gibbs in tight pants out of your mind when you listen to Trafalgar and you'll be fine. The album has it's moments, but some of the songs are rather dull. All and all, a decent album which is typical for their "early works".

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Sun Jan 30 2022
3

This was good, but felt like derivative Beatles wannabe music

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

Not what I was expecting, but surprisingly good.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

Very different to what I expected

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Thu Feb 24 2022
3

A rather intriguing album from Queensland-via-Isle of Man's finest, just a few years before their disco heyday. The Brothers Gibb's songwriting chops are in full effect and they give plenty of good to great songs that brim with excellence. Favorites: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Israel, The Greatest Man in the World, It's Just the Way, Somebody Stop the Music, Trafalgar, Lion in Winter.

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Sun Mar 13 2022
3

Surprising to see this album on the list. Can only imagine it would be on the list if it came out at the end of nineties or later (as there is a clear split in the 1001 list between absolute iconic albums and a mixture of solid / bomb albums right about that time when the list is starting to ignore the truly outstanding albums from say the last 20-25 years). In any case, this album is from one of the least interesting Bee Gees periods (expected to see Odessa, guess it is on the list too) where they made 1-2 stand-out singles per album and filled them up with competent stuff. Same goes for this album. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart has become an Al Green classic - it is of a different level than the rest ...which is pleasant but apart from sounding a bit too proggy they sound like other artists on this album (think Beatles especially in It's Just The Way). So one >=5 star song, a couple of 4 star songs (like the 2nd single or the album closer) and number of **/*** songs.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
3

The perfect soundtrack for a depressed Travolta.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
3

Bof bof

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

70’er soft rock, poppet, kørelejlighed, fængende, falcet

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

udmærket

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Fri May 06 2022
3

Genre: Pop 3/5 Well, it's certainly not chock full of disco singles or pulsating late-70s backbeats, but it's the Bee Gees. Trafalgar finds the Bee Gees at a transition in their storied career. Not quite the 60s psych pop they were indulging in prior, and not quite the disco pop niche they'd fit in so delightfully later in the decade. This album is a soft rock experiment, eschewing rock backdrops for lush strings and expensive production, and it's fairly meh. The album swings from your average pop venture, like the intro, and lead single, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, to near prog-pop with the title track, Trafalgar, to 40s-style standards with Lion in Winter. It's all played fairly straight, nothing experimental here, and unfortunately doesn't showcase the Gibb's sweeping harmonies they'd become more known for later in their tenure. But, truly inoffensive, although none too interesting.

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Wed May 11 2022
3

fine

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Thu May 12 2022
3

Cet album a le mérite de nous donner une idée de ce que faisaient les Bee Gees avant de tortiller du cul et de ne chanter qu'en ultra-sons.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

There are some lovely songs. But it's filled with slow moving love songs that I can't do in huge batches.

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Wed May 18 2022
3

Like to listen bee gees *before* Saturday night fever.

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Fri May 27 2022
3

Ej pa ovo je sasvim okej album. Vjerujem da su ovaki bili prije nego što su se diskotirali.

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Sun Jun 05 2022
3

I did not know this album, I did know "How can you mend a broken heart?" and there are a lot of strong harmonies here, but damn if Fallon and Timberlake don't mess with my head every time Barry and Robin solo.

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Sun Jun 05 2022
3

Before the disco days, when it was just about songs and harmonies.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
3

This really isn't The Bee Gees Play--would definitely pick different albums for this list. Still okay experience overall though!

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Wed Jul 13 2022
3

Very similar story like their other album we listened to: starts out good with nice songs and harmonies that remind you of Simon & Garfunkel or Crosby, Stills & Nash however as the album goes on, one realizes that all the songs are very similar to each other and none really stands out. Not a bad album but I can't give this more than 3 stars again

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Thu Jul 14 2022
3

I have never really listened to a Bee Gees album in its entirety but I did enjoy this album. Nice, mellow, and relaxing.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
3

Reading the reviews was more enjoyable than listening! A surprisingly good attempt and easy listening, but more so in that it felt like a real attempt from a one dimensional band to be complete.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
3

good album!!

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Thu Jul 28 2022
3

Nice churchish music

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

Soft rock de los Bee Gees. Demasiado soft para mi gusto. Ni fu ni fa.

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Thu Aug 11 2022
3

Glad to hear that they made different music than the disco which they are greatly known for. While the lyrics and themes were simple, the tunes were catchy and easy to listen to and enjoy. While not an album id listen to regularly, I can appreciate the artistry.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

This is a lovely album, full of sweeping, string-laden arrangements and heartfelt vocals. The sound is pretty downbeat and slow moving, gloomy even, so it's a bit of a mood. Lyric-wise, I'm less than impressed. Some of these songs feel more like writing exercises than fleshed out ideas. I mean... "there's beautiful sand" in Israel? I hope they got support from the Israeli tourist board for that one. That said, the talent of the Brothers Gibb is unmistakable, even on the more lackluster songs. They have some of the most unique, powerful vocals in pop music and a real natural talent for songcraft. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" is an achingly gorgeous song, one of their best. Fave Songs: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself, Walking Back to Waterloo, Trafalgar, Israel, Somebody Stop the Music

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

Beegees are all happy and jovial right? Wrong. This album is REALLY personal and introspective, with songs like "Don't want to live inside myself" and ones about missing an ex-wife. It's almost depressing at points. But wonderfully so. I almost LOVED this album. But - there's a couple of songs where the Gibbs try and hit REALLY difficult notes with their voices - they are competent, but aren't exactly amazing singers, so it fails at this point, songs like 'Dearest' and 'Remembering' I almost had to skip because the singing was too bad. But songs like the lead 'Mend a broken heart', 'Don't want to live inside myself' and 'Walking back to waterloo' are really good. 3/5

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Fri Aug 26 2022
3

Ok for what it is. Bit weird.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

I do like the Bee Gees and this album is not bad. So I would give it 3 out of 5, not super but still enjoyable. It is a little to dramatic for me. A few Favourite song: - Israel

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

Surprisingly beautiful

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Tue Sep 20 2022
3

I feel I'd have to give it a few more listens to see if I'd grow to like most of the songs more than I did. None of them was bad by any means, but after such a great start at the beginning of the record, I'm afraid the rest of the album didn't quite keep me as engaged. I thoroughly liked the first two tracks – How Can You Mend A Broken Heart and Israel. I also enjoyed Walking Back To Waterloo at the end of the album.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

To me, this just sounded like a subpar Beatles/John Lennon knockoff, about 5 years too late. I wasn't a fan.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

Es la primera vez que escucho un disco entero de esta primera etapa de los Bee Gees y me gustó, incluso ahora siento que prefiero este estilo al posterior movimiento "disco". Lo mejor está en la primera mitad del disco. Lo único que me molestó es no entender la elección del título y la imagen de tapa, porque es muy fuerte hablar de esa batalla y no encontrar relación en absoluto y ni siquiera información sobre eso.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
3

Soft rock de los Bee Gees. Demasiado soft para mi gusto. Ni fu ni fa.

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Sun Oct 30 2022
3

J'ai bien aimé le début, les chansons m'ont touchée. Mais, vers la fin, la prestation vocale commençait à me lasser, j'avais hâte que ça finisse.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

An interesting listen in contrast to later Bee Gees. Definitely some hints of Beatles in here.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

J’aime les bee gees mais je ne reconnais aucune chanson sur le disque. J’aiaime lecoute tout de meme. 3.5

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Fri Nov 11 2022
3

3.5

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Thu Nov 17 2022
3

Enjoyed this more than I thought I would.

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Sun Jul 04 2021
2

Not my favorite album of all time. I knew BeeGees were a different sounding band before disco, but they are so much more interesting in the disco era now. Nothing here appealed to me at all. 2.5/5.

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Fri Sep 25 2020
2

Relaxing vibes, enjoyable

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Fri Jun 11 2021
2

Orchestral-but-not-quite-champer-pop (and suffers for it, at least in my chamber-anything-loving brain). The band's talent for hooks is on full display if you listen closely, but they're mired in schmaltz and gestures at gospel. That makes it sound like a worse record than it is: There are moments of interest, but they are too spaced out. More than anything, this is a puzzling project to look at as essential.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
2

Ei parasta Bee Geetä, meni taustalla autoa ajellessa

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Fri Apr 23 2021
2

Pakko tunnustaa oma tietämättömyyteni bändistä, koska odotin kovaa disco jytää. Petyin....

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Fri Jan 22 2021
2

meh, a little too soft

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Mon Jun 07 2021
2

not for me

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Sun Jan 24 2021
2

I don't like them

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Mon Feb 15 2021
2

its certainly not disco bee gees! Inoffensive but fairly dull.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
2

Not bad. More country than I was expecting

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Thu Jul 22 2021
2

Clean production, but a bit uninspired. Sometimes a bit whiney and at others bland.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
2

Prima album, maar iets te veel langzame nummers

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Thu Apr 22 2021
2

Good representation of Bee Gees songs, I liked hearing some stuff other than Stayin' Alive! Musical production and composition was impressive, although a lot of the songs just seemed kinda lame... Highlights: -How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? -Walking Back to Waterloo

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

+ How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

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Mon Jan 18 2021
2

When you think of the BGs you think of disco pop. I don’t usually think of a Beatles imitation group. Had some good melody. Wasn’t bad. Just was basic Beatles style pop

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Tue May 25 2021
2

No está mal, pero no creo que sea imprescindible. Me ha gustado bastante la última canción "Walking back to Waterloo" pero el resto muy monótono. Para ser ya su 9º disco no hay en mi opinión ningún super éxito. Lo mismo lo vuelvo a escuchar algún día pero poco más.

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Tue May 25 2021
2

ehhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Thu Apr 22 2021
2

bit shmaltzy and some excrutiating vocals. And few hits. So basically not up there with their best. 2

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Thu Apr 22 2021
2

Some really good parts but some (the last few) absolute stinkers

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Tue May 25 2021
2

Cool album cover. Music was kind of a snooze

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

Ad shnasty

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Fri Apr 30 2021
2

Put off by the first song and the rest after that... only got to track 5

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Thu Apr 22 2021
2

This is boring. Think it must be their later stuff that gets a bit more uplifting?

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Tue Jun 15 2021
2

I don't have a lot of context for pre-disco Bee Gees, so this helped me better understand their early work. That said, I found this album a little boring and safe, aside from a few standout tracks. Well-made, but lacking in urgency or unique artistic vision. Rating: 2.5/5 Favourite track: Trafalgar, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

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Tue Jun 08 2021
2

Interesting that this was by the Bee Gees

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Mon May 10 2021
2

Very Burt Bacharach. Good in sections when it got gospelly but overall very dirgey and slow with organs and strings. Not 'cool' at all.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
2

37. Os casados já só querem ser solteiros. Falta-lhes a energia de antes, e isso torna-os presas vencidas pelo cansaço, a correr atrás da bola. Quando o predador se farta, bam!, um estoiro para lá do meio campo, como mandam os costumes. José Maria, o da Laura, guarda a baliza. A bola parece oval, golpe de vista, curva-se sem qualquer reverência, golpe de estado. José Maria, o das pequenas Constança e Leonor, contorce-se no chão de dor. Os solteiros riem. É realmente muito engraçado. Escapou de boa. Uns centímetros mais à esquerda e seria um dos novos Bee Gees. MotA: Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself "I can think of younger days when living for my life was everything a man could want to do"

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Sat May 29 2021
2

Pretty slow. Pretty meh

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Sun Jul 25 2021
2

Algo tranquilo, me aburrió

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Sun Aug 08 2021
2

Oh god this is gonna be another album from before they went disco isn't it. 2/5 starting point because I think I was too kind to Odessa. And yep just Beatles-esque crap. All very sickly sweet, nameless early 70s soft rock. I'm expecting there to be a high concept track as well given the title. Otherwise... torn between a 2 and a 3 - 2 because I object to how much these bands are in this list, but 3 because you could really never call it bad. Its big crime is that it's mildly boring. The sheer monotony and blandness was killing me by about half way, and there wasn't even a standout track like Odessa. 2/5.

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Sun Aug 15 2021
2

My knowledge of Bee Gees is limited pretty much to disco hits / Saturday Night Fever. Was interesting (but not especially enjoyable) to hear them sing pre-disco ballads.

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Mon Aug 16 2021
2

Harmonious and easy listening, but overall a letdown given the strong opening song.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
2

I actually liked the last BeeGees album on here but this was kind of a chore. Sappy and repetitive.

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Thu Sep 16 2021
2

Didn’t mind the first half of this - it’s as bit twee and self-important but a few decent enough folky numbers. The 2nd half is pretty forgettable.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
2

To sum up my experience, it was more interesting to find out the Bee Gees had members other than the three Gibb brothers than to listen to the actual album. It's not a bad album, but it does get boring during the second half. I like a sad ballad here and there but not every single song, it makes the running time feel longer than it actually was. That being said I did appreciate the vocals and the harmonies in this. Weirdly I would say Maurice's songs were the most enjoyable. Barry and Robin were good too as well as the orchestral elements but it got tiresome by the end. In all honesty, if they put some up tempo songs in the mix of ballads, it would have been a good listen overall.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
2

2 stars. It took me multiple tries just to get through this. Weird but Not very interesting - not a good combination!

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Sun Oct 10 2021
2

Tråkigt album! Förutsägbara, översmöriga ballader. Ingen låt med någon form av wow-faktor. Israel ära bra. Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself har något fint. Annars mest jobbiga låtar, som Remembering, When Do I, och Dearest. Bästa låt: Israel.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
2

5/10

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Thu Nov 11 2021
2

55 Trafalgar - Bee Gees 12 tracks. I quite like the Bee Gees, (or at least thought I did), but this was boring as hell. How on Earth it got on this list I will never know. I bet the Gibb Bros don't even think it's very good. 2/5

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Wed Nov 24 2021
2

If the music on this album was a colour, it would be beige. Some epic sounding tracks in amongst a slew of ones that sound like they a lifted from an off off Broadway musical. This is the Bee Gees who are no longer the Aussie pop darlings and not yet the doyens of disco

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Wed Dec 08 2021
2

Boy, I thought when I get a Bee Gees album that it was going to be a fun dancey romp, and I was 100% wrong. This is a dour album about endless sadness, and now I can't even remember what it feels like to dance. The music is pretty good, though, so if I still had the ability to experience joy, I would be happy about that GOD, THIS ALBUM JUST KEEPS GOING, DOESN'T IT? This is the same band that wrote Stayin Alive, right? Did they accidentally take a bunch of ecstasy before recording that album? You know what, I was going to give this album a 3, but they talked me into a 2 by being absolutely crucifying for the entire runtime of the album 2/5

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Tue Jan 04 2022
2

Stiff and flat through most of the album with occasionally clanky arrangements and some awkward sounds or forced percussions. Highlights lion in winter, maybe trafalgar where vocals seemed more natural and composition more sharp.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
2

I was excited for this but let down. Some cool harmonies but overall it kinda just droned on. Very mellow. Pre-disco era.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
2

This album gets far agreeable ratings from some, but not a lot in it for me. I thought I may have matured into it a bit, but it wasn’t to be.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
2

Hard listen tbh

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Thu Jan 27 2022
2

Not that I'm a huge Bee Gees fan, but I'm a bit taken aback by how bad this is. The vocals on some of these songs gave me flashbacks to Nico.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
2

I know shit about mysic so you can disregard my opinion but with my completely untrained ear I couldnt help but feel like some of this singing is REALLY bad. Im more familiar with the high pitched tight pants Bee Gees but this felt like a satirical Beatles spoof. Am I missing something? Is there some elaborate joke I'm missing. They sound like frogs.

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Sun Feb 13 2022
2

OMG what a morose album. "Remembering" did me in. Couldn't get passed it.

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Sun Feb 13 2022
2

Ok.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
2

Snoooooooze. D

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Thu Mar 03 2022
2

Quand même déçu. Je devrais le réécouter pour me faire une meilleure opinion, mais je trouvais ça monotone et peu original overall.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
2

(Copertina meravigliosa) Speravo in qualcosa stile ABBA, si salva giusto 'How can you mend a broken heart'

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Thu Mar 17 2022
2

Ok, I took a day off with this one. I listened to it almost twice. Very nice, if somehow in a baroque way, but I struggle to understand why this should be considered essential. Next?

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Wed Mar 23 2022
2

Whole lot to mine here. Starting with, this is not the Bee Gees of disco, this is from a decade earlier. And not only that but it's their 9th album. So apparently I knew very little of the Bee Gees, which started as a child group and went from pop to folk to rock to disco and back. Then there's the fact that this album is 100% ballads. Some are good, some are very, very bad. Hot take: Robin Gibbs has the most bizarre, worst vocal approach I have ever heard. Maybe it's technically great, who knows, but to my ear it's laughably terrible on these songs. What a mixed bag overall, with a few highlights worth discovering, and a history now learned.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
2

I kind of felt bored listening to this, but it's pleasant music at least. Favourites: "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", "It's Just The Way", "Trafalgar"

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Sun Apr 03 2022
2

Meh. Pre-disco Bee Gees are not my thing. Not unlistenable, but will probably not listen again.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
2

Meh

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Sun Apr 24 2022
2

Started brightly, sounded like a good Elton John album, but fell away pretty quickly into saccharine ballad territory. Not one for the ages, 2/5.

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Wed May 18 2022
2

05/16/22

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Fri May 20 2022
2

This might be the most boring album on the list. No wonder they pivoted to disco. Best track: Somebody Stop the Music

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Fri May 27 2022
2

Isto jedan od onih koje nisam mogo ni zavrsit.

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Fri May 27 2022
2

Bee gees kad ne pjevaju disco? No gracias señor 🙅🏼‍♀️

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Thu Jun 02 2022
2

Can confirm that it's boring. Sounds like ELO without the cocaine. I became a casual fan after watching the documentary, and I like "How Can You Mend..." but otherwise it's unfortunately a snooze-fest.

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Fri Jul 29 2022
2

Musically this album is pretty standard for anything of the same time frame. So it's not it's good it's just not anything special. Lyrically and vocally it's consistent for the Bee gees ... Garbage

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Wed Nov 24 2021
2

Never thought much of the Bee Gees. Had some good songs scattered around but most of it is easy to forget at best.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
2

Bastante rollo

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