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Chirping Crickets

Buddy Holly & The Crickets

1957

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Chirping Crickets

Rating

3.35

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5

One of my favourite albums ever. Also, one of my favourite anecdote ever, taken from Little Richards self biography "The Life and Times of Little Richard". Angel, a stripper, later on said this MIGHT not be true, but seriously, never fact check a good story. “One time Buddy came into my dressing room while I was jacking off with Angel sucking my titty. Angel had the fastest tongue in the west. She was doing that to me and Buddy took out his thing. She opened up her legs and he put it in her. He was having sex with Angel, I was jacking off, and Angel was sucking me when they introduced his name on stage. He finished and went to the stage still fastening himself up. I’ll never forget that. He came and he went.”

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The ones you know (Oh Boy!, Not Fade Away, Maybe Baby, It's Too Late, That'll Be The Day) are straight fire, though not a raging one. Just a few isolated fires, actually. Perfectly controlled and never threatening to spread. In other words, Holly wasn't a purveyor of the type of excess the 60s myth tells us his brand of R'n'R turned into (but probably didn't). He was a formalist, a model railway builder, a de rigger songsmith. When he was great--which wasn't all the time, as the duller numbers here testify to--he crafted rockers where every strum, hum and warble was in service to a rhythm that never muscles through like Chuck Berry or skitters tilt-a-whirl like Little Richard but doesn't need to. Tiny paintbrush and glue gun in hand in hand, Holly crafted space for everything to breathe, creating the effect of songs more compulsive and propulsive than they really are. And effect is all. The apotheosis is when everything but the drums and Holly's voice drop out in the fourth chorus of That'll Be the Day. It goes "When. You (boom). Make (boom). Me (boom). Cry (boom)-y (boom)." At that moment, you can literally hear early-Beatles John Lennon take the baton from him. Except not really - that's preposterous.

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5

One of those defining classics that exists at a very particular time and place. It's an extremely well-performed, well-written album deserving of a place on this list for its historical importance alone, but it still holds up musically more than 60 years after its recording.

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5

What a sweet record from Buddy Holly! While I don't remember ever giving The "Chirping" Crickets a full listen before, I'm pretty sure I was listening from the womb as he was someone my parents had on the radio or spinning in the console. As one of the early rock-n-roll troubadours, his short 22 years of life not only influenced rock music moving forward, but was a definitive variable in my own musical development. The record is wonderful from beginning to end and has just inspired a 50s rock-n-roll listening party here in me. All I've listened to since yesterday morning is Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson and more. With fresh ears I'm transported back to my childhood and the childhoods of my parents. Thanks for your music, Buddy! It's made a difference in endless lives. RIP.

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Old but gold

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I was brought up on this stuff, Dad was a huge Buddy Holly fan. These songs are ingrained in my soul, I knew them all before I even knew what music was. They've always been there, and I love them like family members. It's all so damn cheerful as well, how can you not love it! I wish there were more than 25 minutes of this.

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5

One of the beginnings of rock and roll documented and a great album with loads of influential songs to be found on it

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5

Beautiful, harmonius, lively and catchy. Quintessential rock'n roll

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It is really hard to rate this. Buddy Holly is so engrained in the history of pop music that it is unfair to judge without that lens. I appreciate it but since it set the stage for so much later that it sounds a bit quaint now. It is a shame we never saw him develop as an artist. 4.5/5

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An endearingly dorky amalgam of styles. Doo-wop, country honkin' vocals and that jangly Strat. More spacious and immediate than I'd remembered, I dig that cardboard box beat. Way better than Bill fuckin' Haley.

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Il s'agit probablement de l'album le plus ringard du générateur, emmené par un Martin Lamotte en dessous de tout qui a toutefois su rebondir ces dernières années avec la série Nos Chers Voisins.

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5

Still one of my favorite

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It’s so interesting to listen to this because it sounds so tame to us now, but I just have to imagine how scandalous it sounded to adult ears at the time.

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5

Whats not to love bout Buddy

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Classic 50's Rock. Loved it!

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the original PUNKS

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One of my favorites!

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5

Loved this, great sound.

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5

That Don McLean song makes all the more sense now...

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5

Foundational. Liked the whole thing. Poor Buddy.

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5

An amazing voice and amazing guitar tone. Not sure why anyone ever wrote another love song, because Buddy Holly covered all the bases on this album. A truly great record.

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5

I loved this album. You can really hear the impact it would have on subsequent acts. Terrific music.

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By far my favorite early rock and Roll artist. The first singer/songwriter and a huge influence on the British invasion bands and beyond. Buddy Holly was the most forward thinking and innovative of all his contemporaries. 5 huge 🌟

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Buddy Holly - Legendary sounding blues.

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I've seen other bands release their "Greatest Hits" that didn't have the number of hits that this album, which isn't a "Greatest Hits", has.

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5

Rock cincuentero. No digo más.

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5

Every one a winner. This music changed everything permanently and deserves 5 stars for that. It's dated now, but still hugely influential and important.

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5

Added to "Old songs to listen to on US road trips to give you an American vibe" playlist

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5

Really fun album. Better than expected. Classic for a reason.

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5

Classic BH&C album - should be high in every best-of list so no surprise it is included here.

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5

not a big fan of this genre but i had a lot of fun moments with it

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Rock'n Roll!

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The birth of Rock N Roll!

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By far my favorite early rock and Roll artist. The first singer/songwriter and a huge influence on the British invasion bands and beyond. Buddy Holly was the most forward thinking and innovative of all his contemporaries. 5 huge 🌟

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buddy holly e os grilos é muito bão (e historicamente importante) mas eu fiquei mais impactada é ca maldição do ome q doideira

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OG Buddy Holly

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5

One of the Ur-texts for R & R.

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5

Classic rocking out

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5

So many hits.

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5

Really nice upbeat album

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5

I unironically love Buddy Holly.

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5

As far as classic rock 'n' roll goes, it doesn't get too much better than Buddy Holly

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5

What can I say? A third of this album I grew up hearing and have no question as to their greatness. The other two-thirds were great as well. This is a timeless classic that I should have listened to long ago.

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Fun and catchy, absolutely classic.

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Amazing debut. Wish we got more from him.

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Buddy Holly!

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the 50s are the first decade of music i really care about that much, and probably the first decade that's all that interesting outside of like a few notable albums or w/e. maybe someones gonna see this thats really really really into 40s music but i doubt it. if u are that person, please give me recommendations, i'd love to have my horizons expanded :D personally i think it makes since, the 50s are the first decade with many musicians that get referenced a lot. even if someone like frank sinatra or buddy holly or miles davis or whatever is fairly far removed at this point from modern music, u can probably still recognize their names. maybe ur even really into their music!!! i think one thing everyone can agree on, though, is that a lot of 50s music is kinda lame. either quality-wise, or just sort of intangibly lame. obviously this isnt a blanket statement but like...doo-wop, 50s pop, most 50s rock, all that stuff is kinda lame by now. it doesnt have to be in a bad way though!! this album is very lame and silly, but that's just part of the charm. it's fun!!! everything here is pretty simple, short, and focused on being catchy, and the full album is under a half hour. probably for the best. if u have it in u to enjoy old-ass rock music this is definitely worth a listen :P

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4

Oh, oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore! Best track: That'll Be The Day

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3.5

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a great album with timeless songs, too old fashioned to be in constant rotation but a great album non the less.

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It swings!

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A good album and an iconic sound.

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в этом альбоме буквально можно услышать как из блюз и кантри трансформируются в рок-н-ролл!

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enjoyed this

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3.5| sin duda un pilar en la base de toda la música rock, incorporar 2 guitarras? eso es del diablo, colocar los coros después de haber grabado la música?, jugar con los tonos y volumen de las guitarras? a que loco se le ocurren esas cosas? que tanto habría hecho si no hubiera muerto repentinamente? habría una superbanda con Ritchie Valens y otros?

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Algo muy interesante que viene de escuchar discos como este es que rompen ese estereotipo de que las grabaciones “viejas” suenan mal. Por supuesto, los micrófonos y amplificadores todavía no estaban tan desarrollados, y las técnicas de postproducción apenas daba sus primeros pasos, pero esto es evidencia de que tenemos tecnología para grabar sonido de alta calidad desde ¡hace más de 60 años! Hablando de la música en sí, sé que Buddy Holly es una gran influencia para el rock & roll y por tanto un pilar de mucha de la música que tenemos hoy en día. Puedo identificar cosas en el disco que seguramente influenciaron a Elvis Presley, los Beach Boys y por supuesto a los Beatles. Independientemente del valor histórico, la música es agradable y fácil de escuchar. A pesar de que el rockabilly no es mi género favorito pude escuchar el disco sin problema tres veces al hilo. Escuchar esto automáticamente me hace querer una malteada de vainilla y una hamburguesa double decker con mostaza y catsup.

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One of my favorite. Going to rewatch the buddy holly story tonight!

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Can’t believe this came out in 1957. It feels relevant but still has that classic twang that he is known for. Great album and an easy listen

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4

Really cool album! I heard a couple songs that I suspect might have influenced some of Vampire Weekend’s last album

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I never thought I'd legit enjoy a Buddy Holly album. 25 tight minutes of rock-n-roll.

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Classic 50s

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Nice early r&r

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1957, Rock and Roll, manche Lieder eher langsamer manche diese schnelle Rock n roll, nice

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Rock roots in its fines expression, a little bit of doo wop and classic rock lineup. Just for the historic value this is worth a listen.

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Un gran album para chillear mamalon

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I guess this would be considered rockabilly? If so then I think I like it! Reminds me of the Four Seasons a little.

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I nice classic. Not something I’d listen to often. So stylistically dated.

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Buddy Holly's '50s rock n' roll, as all American as apple pie, the Super Bowl and marrying your 14 year old cousin.

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Enjoyable, well crafted 50's pop

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Nice

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4

Not something I would normally choose but enjoy it

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There’s a lot of classics on this one. I can see why and how it’s been so influential throughout the years. Good album, it gets a 4

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A really good bunch of songs. I finally understand the hype that Buddy Holly had in the 50s. Every song has a potential of a hit song.

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Some fun and boppin' classic rock and roll. Gets an extra star for the sheer charisma Buddy Holly puts forward on the mic.

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Now this is how it’s done: tight, tidy harmonies; memorable tunes; and over before you get sick of their schtick.

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The birth of rock and roll in one album! RIP Buddy Holley; he was one heck of a musician and singer taken way too young by an accident. The songs on this album almost sound timeless, as if you could listen to them anytime and think they're groundbreaking. I believe this is a testament to Buddy Holley's skills.

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Loved it

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Fun early rock stuff

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Idk its a slapper

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Didn't think I'd like it but then ended up enjoying it. Half Elvis, half roy or bison, which is to be expected I guess. The slow songs are a bit boring and every song has a very 50s, suburban, milk bar with my best girl and no colored people allowed vibe, but I like the rockabilly. Just wish Buddy would get a bit looser with that but I guess we had to wait for mick and John to do that for us.

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Legend.great album

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I enjoyed this album a lot more than I thought I would. Really good music.

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Fun. Know the guy but never listened.

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4

All killer. No filler.

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I often talk about the Beatles like they’re two different bands: the early stuff like “Hard Day’s Night” and “Help”, where they sing about love between two people; and the shift right around “Rubber Soul/Revolver” where they start singing about Love, between ALL people. And the early stuff is fine, but the later stuff is truly iconic and world changing. What I’m getting at here is, this album is Buddy Holly’s “early stuff”, where he’s singing about a boy and a girl, and what boys and girls do. And it’s great, it really is. In fact, it inspired the early Beatles IMMENSELY. But, man! If only Buddy Holly had lived long enough to get to his “world-changing” period… maybe there wouldn’t even BE a Beatles, at least, not like we think of them today. Buddy had a head start, after all. Tragic loss. Oh well, there’s some great fun songs on here. “Oh Boy” and “That’ll Be the Day”, in particular.

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Dodici tracce per un totale di 25 minuti cotti e mangiati di rock and roll: un'esperienza che personalmente ho trovato davvero divertente. Buddy caro, pace all'anima tua, il mio 4 è come una laurea honoris causa. P.S.: Mi sarebbe piaciuto ballare "Last Night" alla festa di fine anno, con la più figa del college.

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i assume they were all pedophiles and freaks but the songs still go.

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Golden oldies. Buddy Holly’s voice!! Wow. Liked it and forgot how much.

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Альбом своего времени. Но, чувствуется, что из тех, которые не только отражали своё время, но и формировали. Есть у этой музыки стиль, чарующая эстетика. Но всё же недостаточно мощная, чтобы конкурировать с более поздними работами. Быстро цепляет, быстро надоедает... забывается, вероятно, тоже быстро. Тем не менее, когда услышал Not Fade Away, то сразу почувствовал что где-то уже именно её слышал. И, да, это один из 2 треков, на которые есть статьи в ру-вики. К сожалению, список использования в медиа не обнаружил. Буду думать, что Mafia II. Каждый из треков альбома чем-то интересен, эксплуатации эстетики здесь всё же нет. Отличный альбом, чтобы погрузиться в эпоху 50-х. И, вероятно, неплохой альбом, чтобы осознать, что долго в ней пребывать довольно утомительно. 7/10

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Old timely and fun!

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ooh wee ooh

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Rock and Roll is old enough where you can argue for a legitimate Mount Rushmore consisting of the 4 most important figures in its history. Any Mount Rushmore that doesn't include Chuck Berry (you know, MARVIN'S cousin) and Elvis Presley can't be taken seriously. Those two are etched in stone (pun intended). The other two spots are up for the debate, and I'm not going to argue with anyone who puts Buddy Holly in one of those vacancies. Sometimes I feel like I can over praise Buddy Holly. That might stem from the fact that some generations only know the name from the title of a Weezer song. This album is missing some of my favorite Buddy Holly tunes, but I can't hold that against it.

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3.5/5. I've never listened to a Buddy Holly album, but this is kind of what I expected. Easy listening, not bad.

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4

This is a very simple classic rock n roll album, but it deserves space on this list and deserves many merits to be what it is. This is not a great album for our "modern" ears, but its importance transcends some "modern" rules and must be analyzed with this in mind.

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4

This old rock n roll is just so fun. Not too deep, but really well constructed

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4

gezellig

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4

Usually 50s pop albums consist of one great hit, one ok hit, then nothing else but garbage. But these tracks are above average. Some I would even go as far as calling them pretty good. Love the mellow rock sound and back vocals. Songs are short and sweet. Am I'm crazy for thinking "Not Fade Away" sounds like Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation"? This is one instance where I don't think the album has aged well, but in the context of its time, it is a superb record with tracks you don't get exhausted by the end.

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again. Fuck you, I love this. 4/5 Could almost just give it 5 because it's so nice. I don't care that all the songs are shallow love songs, I love it haha but I think a 4 is in order

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4

This is an important record. The Fender strat probably wouldn't be the guitar it is today without Buddy Holly making it so iconic and Buddy's playing on this record does sound pretty innovative. It's very rhythmic and you can hear that classic Fender twang cutting through all over the place. I was also surprised by how much edge there is in his voice. You can clearly hear some blues influence in there. Of course, by today's standards it's a very clean and tame sounding record. Hard to imagine what it was like to hear this in the 50's. For me personally, I'm unlikely to revisit this much but I can appreciate its importance in history. Great, classic record.

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не ну это чот ваще супер старье. А так то веселый рокенрольчик

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4

Uno puedo entender porque tantos grupos clásicos lo tenían como ídolo.

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12 songs clocking in at 26 minutes. Buddy Holly was the original punk rocker! Amazing the influence that he had given such a small body of work. What a talented artist. I wish we could have seen what he would have done if given another 50 years or so on this earth. It's damn shame. 4 stars.

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4

It was pretty good.

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4

Decent album with a couple of great songs. That'll Be the Day definitely my favourite.

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4

Swag

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4

Classic rock n' roll

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4

Absolutely chirpin'. 26 minutes of unbridled 50's American joy. Imagine knocking off That'll be the day and Oh boy in your debut album, sensational stuff.

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4

Fun album! It seems that I love the classic 50s-rock music formula. Short and sweet songs dealing with naive topics. Yes sir, I enjoyed it.

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“Contains the group's number one single "That'll Be the Day" and its Top Ten hit "Oh, Boy!." Other Crickets classics include "Not Fade Away," "Maybe Baby," and "I'm Looking for Someone to Love."

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Sorry not sorry but I do have a thing with 50s adorable boys like them and music by them

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4

Early rock and roll

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4

Excellent

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Heerlijke luchtige liedjes. Het rijmt, schuurt niet en het is de fijne stem van Buddy

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4 stars when the time and space lens is applied. Looking for Someone to Love had my toe tapping. A bit sickly sweet which is to be said of almost everything I've heard from white late 50s rock and roll. Some nice lead breaks scattered throughout out though. Get sick of the backing vocals pretty quickly.

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4

Un super bon album classique qui va toujours biens onner. 4

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4

Like all albums of its era, this contained a lot of killer, and some filler. The best songs are at the top of the pantheon.

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4

Classic 50s rock, easy listening.

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4

Not the type of music I generally listen to, but this is a good album! It's a good one to have on in the background while doing stuff around the house - nice and upbeat!

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4

Really solid stuff. It's got some well known classics and the ones that are lesser known are still pretty great. It's a shame he died so young, who knows what else Buddy had in him.

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The debut and only album recorded when Buddy was alive (which is quite surprising!) is a rock' n ' roll classic! This record pretty much has the essential songs that made Holly a legend, but if you want a wider look at his career (to be), greatest hits packages will cover that. Short and sweet!

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4

Cultura general

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Pretty incredible

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Obvious in its influence, this record's got some great classic tunes. Holly's guitar chops are on full display. Some of the lyrics are pretty insipid but perhaps that's an indication of the time or the songwriter's tender age.

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4

Nice straightforward rock from Buddy Holly & The Crickets. Nothing unexpected, but there were some catchy tunes that I didn’t previously know. I didn’t find enough of interest to put into regular rotation, but it was worth the listen for historical reference.

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4

I enjoyed this more than I thought. I’d heard a few of the songs, but the others were pretty good too.

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Not sure where I stand on this. Good, bad... indifferent! 5/10 to be safe.

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3

catchy stuff, like would happily listen again but can't really judge it cause it's just too old? something like that.

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3

alright

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3

This was an alright listen. Quick and easy to digest, but nothing special for me.

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3

Good example of the type of music. Probably wouldnt listen again, but it might be worth finding a few favorite songs on the record

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3

Some really good songs, but a hard album to listen through. All the songs see to run into each other.

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3

Fun stuff, a few of the hits here. The other songs rather typical fare for the times.

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3

Liked it. A bunch of nice, short, pop songs.

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3

A little goofy, but very pleasant and enjoyable to listen to.

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3

Pretty much what I expected, not something I would listen to regularly but I understand why it is influential.

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3

Giving me “Enchantment Under the Sea” vibes. Lots of old-timey love songs. Catchy but not great.

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3

Very old school, but still enjoyable

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3

I guess I get it. Just a little too dated at this point.

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Old school! Harmony and early rock n roll

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Una muy obvia adición a la lista; quizá hoy suena ñoñísimo y a nadie sorprende, pero lo que hizo Buddy Holly sentó un montón de precedentes e hizo el puente entre música negra y el público blanco. Con todo y lo ñoño que suena a ratos, me gusta mucho el estilo vocal que usa en algunas canciones y la manera de tener dos guitarras haciendo cosas distintas. No será un disco que tenga a la mano para poner play cualquier día, pero algunas canciones sueltas pueden venir muy bien.

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3

Fun album! First side starts off great with "Oh Boy!" and "Not Fade Away". Side 2 picks back up strong with "That'll Be The Day" although perhaps a bit weaker after that.

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3.5 - enjoyed it

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3

Very samey. Not bad, but no thing special

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3

short n sweet good

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3

I can see why folks were into it, has a good single

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3

Old timey music. Classic, but so simple

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I had no idea Not Fade Away was not a dead original. Clean vocal album not something that I really like but I appreciate it. Good simple music but they seem like an obvious influence on others.

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3

Doo-Wop white boy shenanigans. Fun music, could dance to a song or two at a party but not my type of album to keep in my library so far

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3

Its an interesting album but personally not my taste.

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3

Pretty decent

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Es un disco de Buddy Holly... que todavía no suena como a Buddy Holly. El disco es bueno, se siente mucho el sonido de algo que está por llegar pero que todavía no cambia al mundo, se puede sentir la precuela de lo que un Lennon, Jagger y Dylan adolescentes podrían estar escuchando. Quitando la nostalgia de la importancia del album, para un debut es bastante bien hecho. Las canciones son de chamacos y suenan profesionales, divertidas, con sentimiento. El disco tiene un poco de todo, solos cortos inmediatos y una voz muy bien trabajada. Se siente como el inicio de un diagrama de "¿qué es el rock and roll? listo para sentar lo que va a ser la mayor parte del género de manera masiva quizá hasta que llegue Rubber Soul. El hecho de saber que era el inicio de una carrera tan corta pero prometedora lo hace más vívido

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good, great classic sound and totally enjoyable

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I've been hearing BH for over 50 years, but I'd never heard the album before.

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Not too bad for real oldies.

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Ray Charles, show these fools how it’s done in the 50’s and 60’s

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Jolly, naive but enjoyable rockvand roll from the 50s

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Inicios de rock. Melodías agradables

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Not a ton of substance, but what it lacks there it makes up in fun and tightness.

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Nice. Should listen to it again

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not sure about this one, the start of the album just wasnt very good and it got a bit better by the end of the album

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A very enjoyable listen.

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Fucking hell. I listened to the first song and couldn't be arsed. I will rate anyway, just for the numbers.

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It was pretty generic 50s music in my opinion. Not very much stood out to me. It definitely wasn’t bad but it was seemed kind of bland so I don’t have much to say about it. Favorite song: That’ll Be The Day Decent 6/10

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cute

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Production: 7/20 Songwriting: 10/10 Innovation: 6/20 Bangers: 10/20 Emotional response: 12/20 = 45 Perfectly pleasant at times, cloying and annoying at times

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Probably ruined for me by being featured in loads of adverts when I was growing up! Important, catchy, very sad that he died so young.

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Most of my 1950s music is jazz, with some blues thrown in. I'm not very knowledgeable about the rock canon, and I guess the closest albums I am familiar with would be Elvis Presley's first two or Bo Diddley's early stuff. Even compared to Elvis, this is pretty saccharine stuff. Like some of the other records in the 1001 list, I can appreciate the historical influence and importance without being personally enthralled. 12 tracks in 25 mins is impressive, and a reminder that concision is normally a virtue.

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I know this music is super important in a historical sense, but it's just not really for me. I definitely understand why it's on the list. I'll give it 3 stars for its impact but I wouldn't really choose to listen to it on my own.

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Really simple and captures the sound of the era

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Noiosissimo e pieno di luoghi comuni. Basi carine

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Un dischetto allegro ma finisce lì. Ho trovato interessante il fatto che tutti i pezzi sono cortissimi. Non gli si può voler male ma manco bene.

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In conclusione: Non ho molto da dire, siamo comunque sempre in un genere molto leggero dove però c'è più la forma canzone che ho apprezzato anche nella sua varietà rispetto magari allo swing classico dove c'è più la componente di improvvisazione. La voce di Buddy Holly mi ha colpito positivamente devo dire. Diciamo che ho sempre il problema della connotazione con questa musica, cioè se me la sento normalmente mi sento un po' scemo quindi non riesco ad arrivare al 4, però per me è un 3.5.

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I like Buddy Holly's voice but the songs are all a bit samey and old

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Fun album, but its not my type of music

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Turns out music did not in fact die on the day of his death.

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I am sure that many people held hands to this album and that it was probably controversial at the time it was released.

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This is a nice, fun and innocent album very in keeping with the time. Would love to have been around to go see these in their hay day. Go to a diner. Have a Coca Cola. Even though I can still do literally all of those things.

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good album just too old stylistically and culturally to draw me in but could deffo stick on again 3 - decent, could stick on again

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Not really a fan of this. Objectively not terrible but way not my thing.

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Pioneering 50s rock music. It's alright, all music from this era sounds pretty much the same. 6/10

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Hard to score. Not at all bad but sounds very dated obviously. Clearly good at what he did

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ну музыки тут и нет почти, её тупо даже ухо не ловит из-за громкости и качества записи. тупо ритмическую основу понимаешь и всё. А сам Бади тащит, конечно. До сих пор харизматичный и угарный певец, пусть иногда слегка пидорка даёт. Но, конечно, сейчас это слушать совершенно необязательно уже, любая свежая на 57 год идея получила давно уже более современное и качественное развитие. 5/10

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I grew up on Buddy Holly, my Dd loved them and played them all the time. This album has great songs on it and I reall yenjoyed it.

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The baby boy of rock n’ roll’s only album. It’s undeniable the influence that Buddy Holly and the Crickets had on major rock stars today, and it’s just as easy to see the influences that Elvis, Bill Haley and Hank Williams had on him. This album is full of great pop hits of the 50’s, and anybody who is a fan of that style will love this record. I quite enjoy it myself, but it’s hard for me to find the whole record holds up to bodies of work that came out in the 60’s and beyond. Expect fun, early breakthroughs, and timeless tunes when listening to it. Favorite Songs: That’ll Be The Day, Not Fade Away (I’m a sucker for a Bo Diddley bit) Least Favorite: Tell Me How

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3/5

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Ne vous laissez par berner par Buddy Holly. Ce charlatan a essayé d'échaper à la règle universelle des The, en greffant son nom devant celui de son groupe, The Crickets. Malheureusement, cela ne prend pas, et cet album rejoint le monde des The. Seul le pouvoir de l'amitié pourrait réussir à les libérer... A suivre dans le prochain épisode.

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A pioneering artist, and nice early rock-'n'-roll record, but only the well known songs (That'll be the Day, and Oh Boy!) and a couple of others stood out. 3/5.

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lekker leuk hoor. Vooral ook iets dat ik apprecieer op de achtergrond haha

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Solid

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Didn't really enjoy this. Every song sounds the same.

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A really interesting collection of songs, bridging the older, softer, slower folk forms and rock. The ending in particular gives it that "collection of songs" tinge, though, dropping us off in the middle of a thought. The musical choices are prescient but not quite inspired.

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Foundational rock n roll. Wonder what he could have attained if he hasn't died so young.

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Can't say I'd ever listened to Buddy Holly before. He sounded a lot more rock and roll than I expected. Then again, that's probably because I expected him to sound more like Weezer... so I blame Rivers Cuomo.

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pretty

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3.6 - White doo-wop pop with nice vocal harmonies and zippy 2.5 minute songs. Buddy Holly’s voice is surprisingly rich tinged with edgy emotion. One surprise is the reverb on the verse in “It’s Too Late” that adds a pretty shadow to the lyric. Some of the guitar solos kind of rip, too. Overall, it’s hokey as expected but it’s good bubblegum.

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I liked it. The highs are really high and the rest of it is pretty solid 50's rock. Don't know if I can justify giving it more than a 3 though, but liked it.

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Iconic. Appreciate its importance in Rock n Roll history. Some fun songs as well. 3/5

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Fun Short Rock Album, pretty solid

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Good old music. Background.

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Cute! Fun!

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Звучит как что-то классическое, но не старое. Довольно монотонно.

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Good short light tunes like rock of that time. Easy to listen to but less sophisticated than I’d prefer

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Son los de That'll Be the Day (when I'll die). Un 3.

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"Not Fade Away" is the standout track

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I appreciate the influence this had on the next generation of rock and roll musicians. I can only listen to the cheese that is the C>Am>F>G progression for a song or two though.

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Everyone knows the Buddy Holly story yada yada. This is solid rock and roll (the original kind). If I was rating purely on my own enjoyment this wold be a 4. Also an album you have to listen to before you die

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D e va inga crickets på albumet smh!!!

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A good rock and roll album. If i could I'd give it a 3.5

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It’s tough to get into 50s era rock for me just because of how upbeat and simple it is but obviously that doesn’t take away from the influence it had, viewing at in context of when it released. This album is fun even if it’s not something I’d listen to a lot.

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Para conhecer mais de rockabilly.

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Música de fazendeiro americano, duma época que só vendia coca em garrafa.

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I liked it. Bill and Shannah didn't hate it. Short and sweet. Classic rock 'n' roll guitar licks. Knew a lot of the songs somehow already.

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Terrible album cover (who thought it was a good idea to have the band squint into the sun), great album. 12 songs in 26 minutes? Wowsers. Some real classics here. Also some terrible, saccharine schlock.

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Old school

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One of the rock & roll giants of the 50's, Buddy Holly mostly sings lovey-dovey songs for teenagers who want nothing more than music with the electric guitar. While seemingly mundane today, these songs were the cutting edge of American popular music as we know it today. Short 'n sweet: that's this album. It ain't bad, but it's got little depth to it. At least, not to kind of depth we're used to. Standout out track is Rock ME My Baby, which features great use of dynamics and guitar work. The slower ballads wash over me, but the final product is by no means bad. Definitely worthy of making the list.

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The “Chirping” Crickets by Buddy Holly and the Crickets (1957) This classic album is noteworthy for its influence on major artists and, in retrospect, reminiscent of the lamentably untimely demise of Buddy Holly (in a plane crash, along with The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens—February 3, 1959, “the day the music died”). But as an album it stands on its own, within the context of early rock’n roll, setting forth a collection of jukebox friendly dance tunes with lyrics expressing the simple, shallow (but intense), G-rated yearnings of the male teenage heart. I love you, baby, oo-wah oo-wah. The compositions are strongly rooted in gospel and country melodies and chord structures, with R&B stylings. But because of the limitations of 1957 recording technology, I recommend putting away the headphones and listening through the smallest speakers you can find. An iPhone would work fine, set on ‘mono’, and held close to one ear like a cheap pocket transistor radio (if you’re old enough to remember what that is). On the minus side, the backing vocals of The Crickets are substandard, with strained range, poor blend, and continuous pitch problems, nearly all on the flat side. But this defect is more than compensated for by the strong and creative vocals and high reverb guitar playing of Holly himself. Holly’s vocal art is marked by a comfortably casual tone, and the pervasive use of percussive elements such as glottal stops, guttural pulses, ‘hiccups’, stutters, scoops, squeaks, rapid rhythmic vibrato, and crisp register breaks. It’s delightfully inventive, even if it might sound silly to prog rock aficionados of the 70s and 80s, and fans of later pop, metal, and hip hop. This is a record to be valued chiefly for its historical significance, unless your lady is ready to make the bubble gum pop, kick off the saddle oxfords, roll down the bobby socks, and hit the hardwood floor. 3/5

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That nerd was alright. Catchy pop tunes. I get the feeling he set some kind of template for a 50's rock 'n' roll sound.

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Deedle dee deedle doo

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Fijn geluid toch, die Buddy.

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Some eternal singles, but the slow numbers are 'dreamboats and petticoats' mush and he's not really that good a vocalist to make them speak now. Still, only 25 minutes. Shortest album so far.

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Not a lot to say about this. Pretty cheezy. Still a bit catchy. An ok listen. I'm sure it was edgy for it's time. Pompadours and red ties and all.

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Oldies.

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Early rock and roll classic

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Fun fun fun! Packed with punch and energy. Short and sweet!

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Fun stuff, could imagine cruising to a main street diner with this bopping from my chevy.

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So apparently this band was the first rock band, with two guitars, bass and drums. This album is very 50s. Very soppy, hetero-normative love songs for the most parts. Looking past the lyrics, most of the songs are pretty simple in retrospect, pretty much all around 2 minutes long. About what you'd expect from 50s rock. They have their charms though, and make for a pleasant listening experience. The best songs were probably 'Not Fade Away' and 'Maybe Baby' The instrumentation here, again, is largely simplistic and, while good, has, again, been done better later. There's some good guitar parts on 'I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love' though. This album has it's fair share of filler, however. All in all I'd rate this one 3 stars. This was a pleasant experience, if dated.

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My parents were lovers not only of one another but also of the original rock n’ rollers- Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, all those cats. And, hailing from their home state of Texas, of course, the beloved Mr. Buddy Holly. I was conceived (the inevitable consequence of turtle dovin’) at the end of summer in 1958, about a year following the release of 'The Chirping Crickets,' so I’m pretty sure I got a dose or two of Buddy in and out of the womb. By the time I became more fully conscious of music, The Beatles were all the rage. Buddy Holly was just a little ahead of the curve for me, so I’ve mostly been unaware of his sound save for all the classic rock artists who eventually covered his songs- some really good, like The Rolling Stones ‘Not Fade Away’ or Derek and the Dominos’ ‘It’s Too Late,’ and some kinda lame, like James Taylor’s ‘Everyday.’ It was nice to finally hear the originals. And, in spite of the poor quality of the recording, and the awful harmonies of the Crickets, Holly himself still mostly shines on this debut LP. I was familiar with his signature chord strumming solo technique, but not how fast he could also pick individual notes. He pretty well tears it up on ‘That’ll Be the Day’ and ‘I’m Looking for Someone to Love.’ And his singing, at least on the rockers, is really good too; a rougher edge to his voice than I had previously heard, like on the opener, ‘Oh, Boy!’ I think there are really two Buddy Hollys on this LP: the rockin’, confident, swaggering Holly who proclaims to any girl who’s dissing him: ‘You don’t know what you’ve been a’ missin,’ chicky baby, and ‘My love is bigger than a Cadillac.’ He can also really turn a phrase like, ‘Tell me how to keep your love… Tell me how you keep the love within your heart from me.’ I like this Buddy. Then, there’s the other Buddy I don’t really care for- the deflated, dejected, needy Buddy who especially starts whining towards the end of side two. ‘An Empty Cup (& a Broken Date),’ is one unfortunate example. Eliminate those 3-4 songs and you’ve got a rockin’, tight little LP, with a succinct punk rock sensibility. Or more accurately, it was the early punk rockers were really mimicking a Buddy Holly sensibility.

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Its fine

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Bello, ma troppo rapido. 25 minuti, canzoni molto carine, ma niente di più.

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A bonus point for That’ll be the Day

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A lanky, four-eyed white boy from Texas who shaped the template for today's rock. (5/10) FT: Oh, Boy!, Not Fade Away, That'll Be the Day, Send Me Some Lovin'

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3/5, just. Came out the same year as the Little Richard album we had a few weeks ago, and it just isn't as good. This album is a little bit twee, a bit too soft, and doesn't really have the oomph that even the Little Richard album did. I don't know fifties music well at all, but this embodies what I think of when I think of middle of the road towards the end of the decade. Maybe this is a bit unfair, but I feel he'd be much less well-known know had he not died in that tragic plane crash.

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Feels a bit dated but good fun and represents its era very well.

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It’s alright

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Before you can leap you have to run, and before that you have to walk. The Crickets and Buddy Holly are the walkers here in (white) rock history. They took short 12 bar blues and the rock combo and excelled at turning them into harmonized if not sanitized dance hall tunes. Without these songs the next levels of popular-rock music would likely have gone in different directions if anywhere at all. The trouble is listening today it often sounds facile, with middle school lyrics and a sameness to it that doesn't hold a ton of excitement. In other words I'm not likely to put this on except when referencing original rock and roll. Or after a Happy Days marathon obviously. But the hits at least are songs that everyone should at least know - building blocks for everything to come. 6/10 3 stars

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i understand that it is a very influential album, however it is hard to judge modern days because it just sounds meh. it is quite catchy and i’ll give it that.

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A classic, but get boring quickly.

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Rock and roll clásico y muy entretenido. 26 minutos de baile. En la segunda canción se escucha mucho indie rock de este milenio.

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This seems like almost as important a record as Elvis's debut, but unlike that album many of these tracks are self-penned, which is a plus. However, it doesn't have the excitement or star power of an Elvis - it's just nice and inoffensive, in a very stereotypically 50s way. I'm gonna give it 2.5, but I'll round up for influence, and because there are some *extremely* sharp haircuts on the cover.

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Классический рок-н-ролл/рокабилли. Больше даже и добавить нечего. 5 из 10.

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curious i accidentally played the weezer song with the same naame its weird. the album is inoffensively bad. 3. so poppy and fragrant like a rice cake.

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5/9/2022 - ALBUM #102 Today's Album: "The "Chirping" Crickets" by Buddy Holly & The Crickets - I like this album a lot. Being a 1950s doowop album, it's hard for it to really stand out in any particular way, and there are a lot of tracks that feel fairly dated, boring, or both, but there are a surprising amount of really fun and catchy songs on here. All of the highlights below are fun tracks that really feel like they were breaking the mold for what was standard for these kinds of groups in the mid-50s. The instrumentation is pretty great with some standout solo's on a lot of the better tracks and Buddy Holly's voice sounds great too. The production isn't fantastic, but given it's time it's pretty good, and it was really nice to just jump from one track to the next since the album is only 26 minutes long and there's 12 tracks. Overall, this is a really fun little bite-sized doo-wop album from one of the greatest talents the 1950s had to offer. Give the highlights a listen if you want to time travel back to a 50's diner! Highlights: Oh Boy!, Not Fade Away, That'll Be The Day, I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love Score: 7/10 Fun little doo-wop album

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It's nice. It's 50s rock and roll. I'm not a mega fan of early rock. But it's short (only thirty-four minutes even in the expanded edition with the two added non-album singles) and it's painless. It's perfectly pleasant. And there were one or two production details that did intrigue me. I like the cover art for the Australian/NZ release on Brunswick much more than the "proper" one, though.

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it was ok. i guess i get why it's on this list?

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1957: Oh Boy!, That'll Be The Day

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gammal rock'n'roll. Trevligt att lyssna på men tveksam till att det fortfarande håller. Funkar nog väldigt bra att sätta på, på en förfest.

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Largely unmemorable for me, apart from some of the more well known tunes. Not something I'd, usually listen to 2.7/5.

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not my taste

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Igual beatles, se os beatles não soubessem compor...

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50s songs are often short and boring. For that time maybe this was exciting but not anymore.

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yeah this was cute but I probably won’t listen again #takemebacktomilkshakes+diners

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Definitely the 50s. I few fun riffs and a few slow jams

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I can do best of 50s but this all the way thru didn’t really do it for me - 3.5

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Oh boy! What an album! Had me bopping around my living room like...a chirping cricket -Until the third song anyway. Then things turned dark. It's been dark ever since. So dark. So bleak. So cold.

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Deece. Made me want to listen to more 1950's rock and roll.

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рок н рол конца 50х .в одной песне хороши барабаны, в другой мелодия на троечку. А в целом неуд, так как не цепляет внимание. плюс отсутствуют мелодичные моменты.

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oh boy!

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As expected. Mercifully short

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Rock & Roll carino, ma manca l'energia di elvis o beatles, i coretti mi fanno morire, un bel po` datato

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First half: Early Beatles did it better. He does a weird hiccup thing like Elvis sometimes. Second half: much better in terms of style. notable mentions: That'll Be the Day - actually good An Empty Cup - mad lyrics about heartbreak and coca cola Rock me my baby - some HS junior definitely got fingered to this song at some point The early tracks are all PLEASE LOVE ME and the ending tracks are all heartbreak vibes so thats interesting. All in all, nostalgic vibes about young white romance with some harmonized rapey vibes. 4/10. wouldnt listen to the album in its entirety again - maybe those songs mentioned.

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Not my favorite.

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It’s decent. I’m sure in it’s time it was revolutionary and I have no doubt that countless artists were inspired by Holly. But I feel like nowadays it just sounds like a 50’s cliche music album. Basically any of these songs could be in the background of a movie set in the fifties and you wouldn’t notice

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some cool vocal flourishes and good guitar playing but very boring and uniform songwriting. i imagine in the 50s it was interesting. maybe i'm just ill-equipped to appreciate this album. can't lump it in with my 3s; sorry buddy.

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buddy who

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That classic rock and roll sound. But no Peggy Sue?! Yea this album is a great time capsule but lacks the punch of his singles.

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fun i can see why he is famous, I guess. a lot of good tunes.

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buddy holly being buddy holly 2.5

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I liked it more than I thought I would, maybe because I've a soft spot for Buddy.

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Yeaaah not my style. Too croony for me.

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quaint museum piece

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Pretty typical of the era, nothing too exciting for me.

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Not bad but buddy holly has always felt pretty lame

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This is a much older pop album. Not that older pop is bad it just actually feels dated. The songs were good and it was positive but wasn’t really feeling it. 3.8/10

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Ugh

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Pretty much exactly what you can expect from a 50s rock album. Songs all about love, pretty simple musically but still pleasant. Nothing exceptional though. 5/10.

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Some great songs, but overall the album is dated. Standouts: Oh Boy, That'll Be The Day. 2/5

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Solid album for its age. Would not listen again. Too many memories of the old people playing it instead of the music I wanted to listen to at village bbq's when I was a kid!

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All songs sounded pretty similar. Not my favorite album would not listen again.

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Prawdziwie starozytny album, bo z 57 bedacy pierwszym i ostatnim wydanym za zycia Buddiego albumem swierszczy, wiec czworki mlodych i pieknych chlopcow z gitarami, kontrabasem i drumsami, chociaz precyzyjniej wydaje sie okreslenie jak widnieje na liscie, wiec Buddy Holly & The Crickets, bo jednak to on gitarkowal. byl glownym wokalem, i wspolautorem wiekszosci kawalkow, razem z panem producentem Normanem Pettym, co dzisiaj jest dosc niespotykane, zeby producent byl jednoczesnie autorem tekstow, ale Holly to pionier muzyki popularnej, wiec kiedys tak moglo byc, chyba niewielu artystow mialo taki wplyw na nurt muzyki popularnej i opraw okularowych w tak krotkim czasie, bo dwa lata po wydaniu tego krazka juz wydyntkowal, ale co do samej plyty, ultra kompaktowa forma 25 minutowego epka, ktory kiedys jednak byl pelnoprawnym albumem, bo takie wymiary vinylkowe byly, na tych 25 minutach udalo sie upchac 12 kawalkow, co daje praktycznie 2 minuty na kazdy kawalek i tak tez jest, bo piosenki sa bardzo szablonowe, zarowno lirycznie, wiec jak na poprzednim piku romantyczne balladowanie, identyczne podejscie do wykorzystania wokali wspierajacych od traku pierwszego do 12, ktore stanowia dodatkowa linie melodyczna z ich papa powaniem i innymi onomatopejami, instrumentalnie rowniez jest mocno przewidywalnie jak przystalo na styl rockabilly, ktory tutaj brzmi podrecznikowo dobrze, ale wynudzajaco po kilku utworach, slucha sie tego dobrze takze ze wzgledu na poziom techniczny nagrania, ladnie musialo byc to zremasterowane, bo nie brzmi to jak cos nagrywane w 57, zwlaszcza na kawalkach, ktore posiadaja szersza scene, to jest najbardziej na utworach z mocnym drumowaniem, ktore sa moimi faworytami krazka, jak that will be the day, czy im looking for someone to love, ktory featuruje takze gitarowa solowke, dluzsza niz 10 sekund, co jest osiagnieciem na tak ultra skompresowanym albumie, gdzie kazda sekunda czasu nagraniowego musi byc czyms zapelniona, na plejke dodam wspomnianego that wll be the day, ktory wydaje sie byc najlepiej sluchanym kawalkiem swierszczy z tej plyty, fanem pana Holliego nie zostalem, ale juz wiem skad okreslenie na dzien jego smierci, dzien w ktorym umarla muzyka

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These old school albums are very much of their time. Unfortunately The Beatles have always been as far back as I can go.

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Nicht mein Ding. Zu weit weg, kann ich nix mit anfangen.

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Nee, meer dan twee sterren kan ik Buddy toch niet geven. Destijds waarschijnlijk baanbrekend. Nu echt uber-braaf.

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Tja, dit is echt veel te gedateerd.

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2/5 nope...

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Overall didn't enjoy it, and yet I can see why it's influential. Good to have heard, probably won't revisit.

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It’s fine

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Det här var verkligen inget för mig.. Låter som musik som epabilarna i Enviken skulle kunna tänkas spela varvat med lite Meduza.. Första låten Oh Boy fastnar på hjärnan men överlag väldigt dåligt..

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Exactly what you expect

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Det är väl en generationsfråga, men jag kunde inte hitta nåt jag gillade med denna skiva oavsett hur betydelsefull den må ha varit på sin tid. Den funkar inte alls för mig. En plåga att ta sig igenom.

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i hate it, i hate buddy holly, i hate you. 2/10

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I couldn't stand this. From 10 seconds in I was irritated by it.

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too basic/ old vibe not mine

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I get the significance of Buddy Holly but just doesn’t do it for me.

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nice guy anthem. He is a delusional creep

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Generic 50’s bollocks.

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Geez, that was mostly forgettable. Would not listen again.

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Simple, sweet, bland.

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Not my thing

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oh boy :)

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