Tapestry is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Carole King, released in 1971 on Ode Records and produced by Lou Adler. It received four Grammy Awards in 1972, including Album of the Year. The lead singles from the album—"It's Too Late" and "I Feel the Earth Move"—spent five weeks at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts. Tapestry has been certified 14× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in the US, and has sold an estimated 25 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. In 2000, it attained number 74 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums, and in 2020, it was ranked number 25 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.Wikipedia
“Tapestry” by Carole King (1971) Very familiar with this artist and album. Isn’t everyone? “Tapestry” is superb. Stands the test of time. Soulful, well crafted songs with highly evocative lyrics and creative, forward looking melodies. The recording quality is first rate, with brilliant, properly balanced contributions from studio musicians. Fine touch in the mix. Piano work is iconic, even if it doesn’t demonstrate a studied virtuosity. Lead vocal, likewise, perfectly delivers the feel and meaning of each composition, without exemplary power or range. Excellent pitch control and diction, even on blues bends and subdued passages. The tracks are arranged well on this album, taking the listener on a journey that is definitely laid out in two major sections, Side 1 and Side 2. This a skill that’s rather under appreciated in this era when one doesn’t have to ‘flip the record over’. I have no wisecracks about this album. I’m not worthy. 5/5
9/10. Was really enjoyable to listen to throughout, had a nice cat on the cover.
Heard this for the first time in full during Lockdown 1 (had obviously heard most of the songs on their own) and didnt realise how many songs were Carol King's! I knew she sang "You've got a friend" but wouldn't have been able to put another song to her catalogue if you has asked me. She was obviously a HUGE influence on the next generation of female artists but I never noticed many citing her in the same way as, say, Joni Mitchell or Aretha Franklin. Anyway - point is, I was massively impressed with this album. 5/5 easily for me.
This is a pretty remarkable album. It's absolutely choked with monster hits. The thing is, most of these hits I know because of other artists covering them. I don't think anyone can deny the sheer songwriting talent of Carole King. She's incredible. But every song is delivered in such a soft, chill manner that they rarely just GRAB you. But, ultimately, that's ok. The album feels whole in a way that very few albums do. Like it's all part of one, big... well, tapestry. Great songwriting, good performances. Overall, a pretty killer album.
Very solid album. Great cover art. Lots of stuff you've probably heard before that's been covered a hundred times.
Listening to this with a good pair of headphones reveals a masterpiece in mixing/balance - audio effortlessly fades in and out/cross channel. This album is amazing, front to back
Certified 5 star song writing
beautiful: the carole king musical caroline would really like this album
Simply beautiful, I can't believe I've never heard of this album before. Absolutely love it, an easy 5 stars. What a gorgeous voice, and every song is worth listening to.
Listening to this album spurred me to look up more info about Carole King. It was very interesting to find out how many hits she wrote. It seems like Sia took a page out of her book
Surpringly amazing album. Love the "spread out" feel to the music. Instruments are independent but work well together. Subtle in parts but very balanced
For someone I’d never listened to this was excellent. Both the lyrics and her voice were incredible. Put me in a good mood listening to it.
Unbelievable album filled with hits. Now I know the sound of Carole King
Never listened to this from start to finish before. I prefer these original versions to many of the more overly produced and polished versions. A couple of the songs are of a much lower standard but it would be churlish to give this anything lower than 5.
Love the voice on this woman. A few standout tracks, but the sound was overall a little samey throughout.
На одном дыхании послушал. Думаю, что это хорошая характеристика и альбом явно заслужил свою оценку.
Would say the drawbacks are a general solemnity and the sparsity of the arrangements, except I can get showier uptempo renditions of similar or identical material elsewhere, so I wouldn't have this any other way. Complex. Brooding. Full-blooded. And gloriously ordinary. Which damn sure means it's every bit as beautiful as she feels.
Siempre se me hizo sobrevalorado, pero volviéndolo a escuchar es rolón tras rolón. no me mata, pero fácilmente es un 5
This is very comforting, like a 90s romcom soundtrack or an album I'd put on and listen to around the house. Maybe it's because I associate her with Gilmore Girls. I recognized quite a few songs, too. Carole's one talented lady.
Timeless, easy listen great vocals. You got a friend is a classic but I also loved tapestry and way over yonder. Great stuff!
it's 5/5 no doubbbb
Love it, I feel the earth move and way over yonder are great!
Very good. Lots of song I know but didn't know it was her.
One of the classics
the heart. Telling compelling stories with each song. The music is a great accompaniment, never overshadowing her great vocals. She is one of the greatest song writers in history and her credits could easily fill all time lists. I cannot say enough good about this album(and King herself). Definitely a must listen.
One of my all time favorite albums. I feel the earth move has been ringing in my head since getting this pick.
one of the fairy godmothers of rock and roll
I know this first song! I don’t think I knew it was by Carole King. I feel like I’ve heard of her but didn’t really know anything about her. And I know the second one, too. I guess she’s a pop queen of the 70s.
wicked flute, sax, rhodes --> jazz influences incredible vocals wow way over yonder is slapper
Fire piano and vocals, an absolute peach of a classic
She's an awesome song writer too.
Je connais deja tres bien cet album et je l’ai ecoute des dizaines de fois. 5*
Songwriting Excellence, full of soul
Simply beautiful. I think this album is essential to any vinyl collection.
A proper classic
Top, top album.
I had a wonderful time walking around abbey fields listening to this album in the sunshine after work. Beautiful. I was surprised at how many of the songs I already knew. I must have heard this before in a former life.
Let this float around the room in the morning
Great album! 4.5 stars! Rounded to a 5. Wikipedia says Soft Rock but I would've said R&B. Carole King's voice is incredibly solid, and she does really push herself and show it off. Mostly quite energetic groovy songs, with some slow and intimate ballads that go well with her voice. A couple of these songs have stood the test of time. "You've Got a Friend" is like a complete emotional blanket. "Way Over Yonder" in 6/8 is really decent (+sexy sax solo) but my favourite may be "I Feel The Earth Move" as the rhythm section (gtar, bass, piano, drums) all get to play great melodies and solos.
Pretty incredible, honestly. Took me a couple listens - less attention can make this album seem a little slow (read: my other reviews on singer-songwriter albums), but I loved this. The tunes are so catchy, she's got a superb voice, and each piece fits well with the next. A 4.5 I'm giving a 5 because what the hell Saved: It's Too Late, Way over Yonder, Tapestry, (You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman
I definitely did not see this coming. This album is amazing. I have always been aware of this record, but I’d never actually listened to it. Perhaps it was good that I didn’t, I’m not sure you get me would have appreciated it. As it stands, this is a great album. It absolutely scratches that 70’s itch that I’ve developed. This is an absolute 5
The ultimate singer-songwriter album of its time. It’s flawless and testament to Carole King’s incredible talent.
Tapestry is like All Things Must Pass, all of those ideas just needing a canvas to present themselves. Soulful and conversational lyrics, with blues-y and approachable music throughout.
Wow! I had vaguely heard of Carole King as a famous songwriter, but never checked out her own recordings. This one is fantastic. All the songs are King's, and all delivered amazingly. Two of the songs were co-written with her ex-husband when they were a writing team, and two of the songs had already been hits for other artists. I was expecting the softer folkier vibes, but this album also has a strong R&B/soul feel, which I might have expected given that Aretha Franklin and The Shirelles were the artists who already recorded two of the songs. I'm not a fan of Aretha's style, and I actually prefer King's version "You Make Me Feel". In essence, this is just a great album from start to finish. Perfect 5.
great for studying! Loved
So very nice and mellow. 5 stars!
This is a classic album. No skips and each song is timeless.
This one of a handful of albums I do not need to hear again to know how important it is, how much I love it, why it's one of the best-selling albums ever, and why it's absolutely essential on a list like this. Her songwriting, her recording and performance of the material, the album's cultural significance and impact on music that followed, and so on. That, and by all accounts, she seems to be an absolutely wonderful person (I even walked right by her when I lived in L.A. and she gave me a big smile! Yep, I'm totally star-struck ;). Five stars in every way!
Brilliant, best album yet. Somehow, an album that combines soul, blues, soft rock, and folk, none of which I would say I particularly like, manages to really grab me. Every song that comes on seems to be my favourite
I actually loved the album, i though I wasn't gonna love it, but i do. It's really a good one, a perfecto folk-alternative rock album, I really liked it. It's one of my favourites since.
This was a real gem. Hadn't heard of her before (though had heard a few of the songs).
Album Song Ranking: So Far Away Way Over Yonder (H.M.) You've Got a Friend (H.M.) Where You Lead Natural Woman Beautiful Will You Love Me Tomorrow I Feel the Earth Move Home Again Tapestry It's Too Late Smackwater Jack Additional Comments:
This album was great! None of the songs missed the mark for me; I enjoyed them all. This is a masterpiece, honestly. 5/5 stars.
Feels extremely intimate and personal, most of the songs bang too. The instruments are all captured in the mix so well too, great album!
go off queen hell yeah
Sonically pleasing. Very easy to listen and enjoy. Nice vocals accompanied by the minimal instrumentals is a perfect combination for this record. Surprisingly doesn't sound as dated as other albums recorded around the same time because of its stripped-down approach of soft vocals and soft instrumentals. The whole record is a cohesive and smooth body of work, with no abrupt stops and changes.
A true classic and as enjoyable today as the day it was recorded.
Wow, i knew nothing about carole king or this album and i thought most of these songs were originally by other people. I dont know what to say about this collection of songs outside of the fact its pretty near pefect.
oh my god this was amazing
Some folks put on Pink Floyd and watch Wizard of Oz. Some folks put on Carole King and watch Gilmore Girls. I’ve done both.
I feel like I use, "an impressive blend of [insert genres here]," whenever I'm praising an album, but I think this album is a great mix of a number of genres I wasn't really expecting. Rock, folk, blues, gospel... I can see James Taylor's influence on this record (and he also plays on it, so that makes sense), as well as a song I could see Creedence Clearwater Revival doing ("Smackwater Jack"). I can see all of the praise for this record: I don't think I can find a bad song. King is a phenomenal songwriter and it shines through on this record. Definitely gonna give this record a spin when it gets cooler out; a very fall/winter-mood record. Favorite tracks: "So Far Away", "Home Again", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"
I don't even have to listen to this. It's on constant rotation and is a stellar 5
I'm thinking of a visit to the dentist long ago. He was getting ready to do some major drilling, and he asked me if I wanted to listen to any music. Tapestry is the album I picked. I found it warm and soothing in that unpleasant moment, and it's still an album I turn to when I want to feel comforted. Stressful day at work, Tapestry. Bummed out by current events, Tapestry. Having a moment when I'm stuck in my feelings, Tapestry. Even the cover... look at Carole King in the window, like a friend who is there to listen to you. In its way, this album feels like an old friend, as much as an album can. Tapestry has been there with me for so many years and speaks to me in a way few albums do. I think a lot of women, a lot of people, feel the same way. King's vocals and arrangements are understated, heartfelt, relatable. The songwriting is warm, earnest, intimate. The production is flawless. It's a beautiful album, long one of my favorites. Fave songs: It's Too Late, Home Again, So Far Away, Beautiful, Way Over Yonder
I associate this album with a working mum in the 1980s, coming home from her corporate job, making dinner for the family, seeing her kids to bed, then relaxing with a glass of wine and her Carole. And for a long time, this was a bad thing, but maybe I've aged into this demographic, if not the exact lifestyle, because I'm enjoying this album. It has Cazza's strong Brill Building pop sensibility filtered through her chilled-out lady vibes. An album full of pop classics.
A classic from the singer/songwriter era. Some would say it is THE singer/songwriter album. The first time I've listened to the album from front to back but of course I am already intimately familiar with at least 6 or even 8 songs on this 12 song album...that's pretty amazing in itself. The triumvirate of the first three songs...I feel The Earth Move, So Far Away and It's Too Late is incredible. Then the middle (side 2?) has You've Got A Friend, Where You Lead and Will You Love Me Tomorrow. And then we end with the gorgeous title track (which I was not familiar with) and then the epic; (....) A Natural Woman. It really is quite remarkable the number of songs this song has contributed to popular music...standards in the true sense of the word. Bravo Carole! 5 stars
I was very pleasantly surprised. This is cool.
Tapestry is a perfect album. That's all there is to say about that.
Basically a perfect pop album. Not a weak track here.
Carole King bangs. This album was amazing.
What a banger of an album. This has every right to be one of the best-selling classic albums of all time just because it sounds so good. King's voice, songwriting, and quintessential 70s sound all come together to make every song enjoyable. Fav songs: I feel the earth move, its too late, way over yonder, where you lead
Songs that stand the test of time, really put Carole on the map as more than just a songwriter.
Snow is cold, rain is wet and my dick is rock solid. One of my favourite things to do when it snows is to go outside and pretend it's the first time I've ever seen it, just to see how people react. They usually don't care, so I just shrug, tackle them to the ground and sometimes molest them. Then every time it snows after that, they too pretend to themselves it's the first time they've seen it, to try and block out the molestation from their psyche.
I mean, just insanely good. Bangers only. Outstanding, top top top top stuff.
Holy crap, I had heard many of these songs before and had no idea they were all by one person, let alone on the same album. Incredible.
One of my mom's favorites. Classic
Wow! An excellent album that completely blows a lot of the other female singer songwriters of the era out of the water. Tough getting Aretha and Carole back-to-back, since it makes what would be a great rendition of Carole singing "You Make Me Feel" seem incredibly pedestrian in comparison. That's not Carole's fault.
Wow, wat een relaxte muziek. Goed gezongen ook! Heel wat bekende nummers zelfs!! Mijn favorieten is "It's Too Late", maar de verrassing is "Where You Lead". *****
Groovy to solemn
I mean, come on. Carole King is the goat
Another album falls in my comfort zone! All those wonderful songs, oh! It's Too Late! Will You Love Me Tomorrow! A Natural Woman!
One of my mom's favorite albums so I've listened to it countless times. But that's okay, but it's great. Seriously, first track to last, it's a killer album. I can't think of a thing on it that I would change.
One of the best records I took from my parents. I have no idea how many times I listened to this growing up.
Another one of those iconic albums that exist in the fringes until you actually give it the focus it deserves and realize it's been in your heart through the airwaves from...ever. Astonishing voice and amazing display of song writing.
Piano and song Early pop
Very difficult to find anything wrong with this album.
One of the most quintessential singer-songwriter albums of all time
Crazy how many good songs are on here.
This is incredible. So wholesome and at times so heart wrenching. I LOVE her songwriting style, and it's a style that shines through after just 2 or 3 songs. So blunt and yet not simplistic at all. Gorgeous melodies and songs overall.
An amazing album, from lyrics to mixing to composition truly a fantastic listening experience!
Rock setentero suave. Ni sé la de megahits que tiene... Un 5 claro.
This album is a bit softer than my usual, but I think it deserves 5 stars. This album has a warm, cozy, lived-in feeling personified by the photo of the artist sitting on a window seat with her cat. According to Wikipedia, King wrote or co-wrote every song as well as singing and playing keyboards and piano.
One of those albums that I never expected to like as much as I did
Soul-pop blue para encher o coração
5.5…excellent music…all time great…one of the greats singer and songwriter
Þvílík dúndurplata. Frábært lagasafn, flott production og frábær flutningur. All time klassíker.
ouvido em 2/2/2022, maravilhoso. como foi bom relembrar de carole king.
Безумно нравится то, как звучит вся музыка 70-х годов, и здесь всё же особенно прекрасно выделяются фортепиано(на то это и основной инструмент), а насколько чудесны аккомпанементы. Отличные бэки, особенно в Where you lead!! Я, как любитель разбираться в текстах, решила немного позанудствовать. Кажется, что песни составляют некую продолжительную историю, в общем, чувство, что ты читаешь завораживающую книгу, которая с каждой страницей вовлекает тебя все больше. А текст "You've got a friend" отлично поиграл на моих эмоциях, кто бы знал... А как звучит "Tapesty"... Dear Lord, а помимо звучания, все эти метафоры в тексте - это просто великолепное сочетание. В общем, невероятный альбом, испытала поразительные эмоции (без шуток), надеюсь, найду время послушать другие ее песни.
da ništa drugo ne valja (šta nikako nije slučaj!!), samo bi zbog klavira dala 5/5. Nisan imala pojma da su neke od ovih pisama njene, definitivno ću opet slušat!
I really relate to the lyrics about feeling lonely, seeing the genuine emotions in people even when they can't, feeling like you don't have a home, and unconditional love toward someone who you care about later in the album. I found it very relatable and it's really nice for the right setting, I don't think I'll be jamming it every day but great lyrics, great voice, excellent story telling
I did not realize that Carole was such an incredible songwriter. This album is packed with radio staples; some would become hits with others performing but they are here just the same. I thought it was an above average album as while the so gs themselves are brilliant, the performance isn't always amazing. I'm not really a big fan of soft rock but this was about as good as the genre can get. I guess that's backhanded praise but it is what it is. In the end, I have to give this one full credit. I usually score based upon my own enjoyment, but my enjoyment would probably be a 3 or a 4. This album deserves a 5 because it's just masterful songwriting. It's a undeniable classic.
Is Carole King the original Adele? Is she a better singer songwriter than Adele? Both questions that need asking, and I vote yes. What a legendary album or beautiful classics this is.
A clinic in songwriting.
What an album
This has been played so many times, it is embedded in the basic DNA of the culture. A classic easy listening album. I don't want to blame Tapestry for the thousands of pale imitators that followed. this is up there with 'Blue' as one of the greatest singer-songwriter albums of all time. (I still think Smackwater Jack is out of place on the record, but other that, it is difficult to fault).
I think i've never really listened to this as my mum was a huge fan. But WOW. What a song writer. So much we know and love - she wrote (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman? Really? Just incredible.
Perfect. Who can say any more?
What an amazing songwriter.
classic from the singer/songwriter era. Some would say it is THE singer/songwriter album. The first time I've listened to the album from front to back but of course I am already intimately familiar with at least 6 or even 8 songs on this 12 song album...that's pretty amazing in itself. The triumvirate of the first three songs...I feel The Earth Move, So Far Away and It's Too Late is incredible. Then the middle (side 2?) has You've Got A Friend, Where You Lead and Will You Love Me Tomorrow. And then we end with the gorgeous title track (which I was not familiar with) and then the epic; (....) A Natural Woman. It really is quite remarkable the number of songs this song has contributed to popular music...standards in the true sense of the word. Bravo Carole! 5 stars
Great first album to listen.
Such beautiful textures out of both her voice and the piano make this an easy five stars. Maybe with another listen I could make this more to be a four star but if I leave it to the first and only listen it is a five star. a la janis it's rawness and intensity.
One of the greatest albums of all time.
Un disco muy bonito y con muchas tonalidades y sabores. Conocía varias de las canciones, incluso en otras versiones algunas de ellas, pero no había oído todo en conjunto y así me gustaron todavía más. Más allá de la obvia (You've Got A Friend) y el tema de Gilmore Girls (que siempre había visto como una especie de autocover a You've Got a Friend) el disco no se queda en esa melosidad sino que viene desde algo poderoso como I Feel The Earth Move, a algo melancólico como Tapestry. La voz de Carol es además muy especial porque tiene melancolía y dulzura, pero a la vez tiene un poco de raposidad cuando la necesita.
There's so much to enjoy from this album: the vocals, the sensitive production, the general all round ambience and warmth. But it comes down to the songs. There's not a poor choice on here. Each track is a masterpiece in song writing. Carole King makes the album personal with the emotion coming across. I've returned back to Tapestry for over three decades now. Each time it still delights.
Impossible to argue against this one. So many classics Cover art 3/5
All bangers, front to back.
Brilliant from start to finish (though not a massive fan of the title track). Powerful without being overdone.
Beetje traag, maar top
This is lovely, lovely, lovely. It's been on repeat all afternoon whilst Carol King's beautiful songs and voice slowly sink into my soul and envelop me in a sense of calm enjoyment. Every track is top quality. Incredible. Rating: 5/5 Playlist track: It's Too Late Date listened: 21/04/22
The writing was splendid and the imagery travelled throughout each track The piano wasn't grand but made the listening experience that much better This is my 10th time listening to this album and my favourites are still: Home Again, Tapestry, Natural Woman and Smackwater Jack
What a gem
Wow. A classic I didn't even know existed. A track list of hits I never realized were written by the same artist. This is amazing...shopping for it on vinyl.
I'm a fan of Carole King's music, but I never really dug real deep into it. So, I'll put my ignorance on full display here by acknowledging that I had no idea she played the piano (or even how piano-driven these songs really are) - which made me appreciate her (and this album) even more. There are a ton of great songs on here. Way Over Yonder is a beautiful song that I was previously unaware of - one of my new favorites. This recent listen also made me realize how much of an influence King must have been on Grace Potter, who I think is amazing. For all of those reasons, I'm bumping what everything in me says is a "high 4" up to a solid 5.
The quintessential singer songwriter of the 70s. The songs are beautiful, thoughtful with melodies that connect with your soul. If you don't find something on this album you like, you might be dead inside.
Brilliant - so soulful, and a bunch of tracks I know and love. A perfect Sunday spin.
SO MANY hits on this one. Amazing album.
Lovely voice, beautiful music for a mellow mood. 💕
Not only is Carole King a gifted songwriter, the person behind a lot of hits, but she's a good singer. Tapestry graduates her from behind a desk at the Bryll Building to the spotlight. Amazing album with amazing songwriting.
Piano is so good. I want to buy this record now
Classic tunes, all hits, with a fantastic voice.
Just looking at the track listing this is already a 5 out of 5. This album was great, so many hits. It's very nostalgic and can make you feel good and sad. I knew so many of the words in these songs. I think my favorite songs on this album are so far away, you've got a friend, and its too late. Bops, reminds me of childhood
As close to perfection as you'll find on an album. Pare this list down to 101 albums and "Tapestry" would absolutely remain on it. There's nothing showy here, just a brilliant singer-songwriter who paid her dues and was finally afforded the opportunity to record the best album she could. The result is something that contains all the feel of the early 1970's while remaining timeless. For me the centerpiece has always been "It's Too Late", which remains the quintessential break-up song. Tapestry remains something of an anthem for white women in particular, but everyone relates to "It's Too Late".
Great album with a ton of hits
I listen to this album a couple times a month since it's one of my GF top album. I was waiting for it in this 1001 top. Incredible voices and amazing songwriting.
Yndisleg plata. Carole er algjör snillingur í laga- og textasmíð.
This album was a staple around my house from my initial ability to form memories… and rightly so. Perfectly constructed songs performed perfectly. Amazing.
I can't believe I've never listened to this. A masterpiece.
I don’t know how I haven’t listened to this album before now: It is beautiful album and I swooned at the start of every track! It is now a fave in my listening library.
Because of the way it's printed on the cover, as a kid I thought the singer's name was "Carole King Tapestry." And in fact, you didn't often hear the name "Carole King" without it being followed by "Tapestry." In any case, this album is what fives are for. Perfect.
A songwriting powerhouse who was well ahead of her time. There is a consistency on this album which delivers top class song craft on nearly every track. The undeniable highlight for me is “It’s Too Late”, with its anguished chorus and gorgeous instrumentation.
Its Too Late é famosa. Way over yonder é linda. You've Got a Friend <3 . Tapestry parece ser uma referência. You make me feel é famosa.
Just great. CK's voice is not great but what a singer – such poise and balance and credibiltiy in the delivery. The little-girl songs ("Will You Still Love Me Tomrrow") become true adult experiences, with rich ethical and timeless resoances . No cliche to call her the voice of a generation (and it might be two). A masterpiece that sounds like easy listening but is rich with bittersweetness. One has a little more faith – a little – in popular tastes given that this was such a major seller.
A perfect blissful album. A friend described it as all hits, no filler. Essential listening really
I'm a sucker for this 70s Laurel Canyon sound. So warm, so smooth. Only lowpoint for me is the title track. Also, 'Way Over Yonder' seems reductive. Even so. Great stuff.
Really strong album.
So many amazing songs on here. The voice, the production, the music is all just perfect.
From first note to last, this album is indeed a tapestry of exquisitely crafted songs that flow along like the tide. Carole King had already proved her bonafides as a songwriter with ex Gerry Goffin, but here she demonstrates that she’s more than capable on her own.
I saw the album art and though, “Who is that? I’ve never even heard of this one.” I then looked at the track list, and it turns out I do know some of the songs after all… I just might be more familiar with covers by other artists. Songs I already know: It’s Too Late, You’ve Got A Friend, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Favourite after listening: Beautiful, You’ve Got A Friend Overall: 10/10 I went in expecting not to like this. Listened to the first couple of songs and thought it’s just not my taste. But I kept going back through the day and started loving every song. I needed to pause it at one point because I almost started weeping openly in public while listening to You’ve Got A Friend. This album is a grower, not a shower. I’ll definitely be saving this album and listening to it again.
Great album. I had no idea all this great music came from one artist.
Beautiful and so easily recognized. Might as well be a greatest hits album.
I’m a huge fan of pilsners. Clean, crisp, and drinkable. They are usually simple beers flavor wise and not full of gimmicks or weird ingredients. Good ones are known not for their wow factor but more for their lack of errors. It’s hard to hide mistakes and off flavors in lagers. This album is a Pilsner. I can’t say it wowed me, but it was great highly drinkable music without any misses
Every track shines in its own special way. This album is Carole King’s whole soul laid bare. She tapped into a rich vein of creativity that spewed solid gold. One of the greatest albums ever written. Period.
An incredible album, a true classic, every song is amazing really
This slapped so hard
This album is full of classics you're bound to know. They are probably songs you do t even associate with Carol King. A true legend and an album worthy of this list
All of this is beautiful, such a voice. But I was surprised by the more up-beat, faster Smackwater Jack. Reminded me of Jim Croce's energy.
Phenomenal from start to finish. Warm, passionate... this is one of the records i remember from my childhood that my parents would listen to. Listening again, i'm surprised how many track i think are great... probably at least 7.
First time listening to this record and recognise so many of the songs, clearly a classic Iv never heard given the amount of covers of these great songs. A masterpiece
This album is brimming with classic, iconic songs. Wonderful songwriting and Carole King’s voice is gentle yet emotional.
I do understand that this is all subjective and there’s no “right” or “wrong” options here… but… How is anyone not giving this 5 stars? It’s just a beautiful album. Timeless, across genres, who doesn’t love this?
21st October 2022 Listened throughout the day while working from home. Chilled evening played uno and watched LOTR. This album is incredible. It’s beautifully sung, artfully arranged and stuffed full of feeling. Carole King is glorious.
Anyone who has an album with so many back-to-back bangerz automatically gets 5 stars. I don’t make the rules.
Love this album!
This is so good. I need it on vinyl
wonderful voice, reminds me of my childhood
Wasn't expecting to like this, however I knew the first three songs off by heart and the rest of it was so strong. 4.5
I've heard this...I don't know how many times. Her songwriting is absolutely fantastic. She is a treasure! I could sing most of the songs, the rest were so familiar. One of the most consistent albums sonically and yet it is full of creativity.
Epic goodness. 5 stars.
Great album. The best word to describe it would be "real". You know? Anyway, every single track is a top 10 and the theme is difficult to define but is definitely present. 5/5
Fun, light oldie-ish
A bit like Cloud Nine, some awesome tracks and I love her voice but there are some fillers that keep me from giving it 5 stars
god tier Singer-songwriter album