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Boston

Boston

1976

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Boston

Rating

3.65

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NICE!!! Another 5/7, perfect score!!!

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I don't "love" Boston. Not for any real reason but mainly just fatigue. That said, this album is pretty much banger after banger and each song elicits a special memory or lack of memory like getting black out drunk at various south bend bars and watching shitty dude-centric movies in the aughts where the director was probably like 'I dont know... lets just play more than a feeling over this scene'

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I have been replaced by Cheese. i have babybell balls and a cheesestring penis. my arse is now two full wheels of edam, my toes are wotsits, my face is like a punched brie and my knob cheese is now a refined delicacy this album is so fucking cheesey that it has the midas touch but for cheese instead of gold. the more i listen to this the more i feel like i'm lack toes intolerant. je suis le fromage.

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5

Classic. Road trip wind-blowing-in-your-hair type stuff. Standout tracks: Foreplay / Long Time Rock & Roll Band Smokin' Hitch a Ride

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5

Epic powerhouse record front to back with weaknesses. I put it in my top 100 rock albums of all time! (mic drop...with sleeveless concert tee on, haha)

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5

Radio killed Boston for me and their self-titled album is one of those I don't really ever need to hear again after hearing "More than a feeling" hundreds of times. That being said I won't hold that against the band in this review. Boston is an amazing album. Recorded at a home studio against the recorded companies wishes, it is a solid killer rock album from start to finish. I listened to it today and enjoyed it thoroughly even though I'll be putting the album away again for a while. The album is full of great guitar solos especially the one in "Hitch a Ride", a personal favorite. This is probably one of the few 5 star ratings I'll be giving for an album that I don't play a lot but it says a lot that I groaned when this came up on the list but put it on anyway and still enjoyed every moment of it.

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5

This is not the best selling debut album of all time (well, for a time) for no reason. If you love classic rock this is an essential. But what would I tell someone who hasn't listened to it 1000 times? Equally pounding vs. deft guitar playing, great harmonies, impressive guitar solos. And yes, some cheesy lyrics or hitting of high notes and added studio effects that likely aren't needed but that defined this era (Queen) or foreshadowed the next (Van Halen). The transition from Foreplay to Long Time is a classic music suspense moment. The last minute of Let me Take you Home Tonight is classic rock excess at its best. Essentially every song has an infectious musical intro (Peace of Mind) or verse (More Than a Feeling) or both (Smokin) that you can't help but rock out to. And if you just want to rock out, you'd be hard pressed to find a better, more fun album.

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5

Already knew more than a feeling but the whole album is great

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5

Idk what I can say about this. One of my favorite albums of all time. Incredible guitar work from Tom Scholz, incredible vocals from Brad Delp, incredible drumming, God I love this album so much

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5

Great album, it's like the epitome of Classic rock. B side is a bit weaker but A side is banging

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5

Stellar album great tracks, great riffs, unique sound. Awesome

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5

how can someone listen to this album and not get a raging boner of epicness?

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5

Total guilty pleasure - slick production, great songwriting, but definitely 70s power pop cheese. Regardless, More Than Feeling and Peace of Mind alone would make this album a 5. Plenty of great moments aside from that. There are better album I would rate a 5, but 5 seems like the right answer for this one.

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Cet album m'était absolument inconnu avant de le lancer. Vous pourriez donc vous dire que c'est un miracle qui a eu lieu ici, étant donné ma réputation qui m'interdit de donner le moindre 5/5 a tout artiste n'etant pas Michael Jackson. Mais vous vous trompez, cela ne releve pas du miracle. Ce 5/5 était même très attendu de ma part. En effet, j'entretiens depuis de nombreux mois une relation musicale très forte avec la figure paternelle de la famille robperimètre, avec qui nous échangeons très régulièrement au sujet du générateur. Il a pour sa part déjà terminé le générateur il y a de longues années, et vit desormais en complète autonomie dans une grotte, entouré de vinyles. Lorsque je lui évoquais Boston comme album du jour, il hocha la tête et déclara: "Très très bon tirage, j'ai au moins un de leur vinyle en ma possession." Je savais à cet instant précis que j'allais passer un grand moment de musique.

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Just 70s shit isn't it? Fine, not awful, not good. What do you want from me? Slam poetry?

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Kevin Garnett in his speedos climbing up a tree. A crow flies in and steals his throat soothers that he's been saving for a special occasion. Mark Wahlberg looks on pensively. The tree breaks and Kevin falls through the floor into Belgium's capital, Brussels. Jason Orange is there. Naked. A troubled horse jumps out of a house of mirrors and plays the bongos for a few seconds. The onlookers are impressed. Matt Damon appears. He's frowning. A beekeeper eats a pear. Everyone dances to Boston by Boston apart from Eddie the Eagle Edwards. He does a ski jump into the endless corridor of time. Hacksaw Jim Duggan greets him with a warm smile. A small crab falls from the sky. Robert Downey Jr catches it in his mouth and spits it back at the world. Tanny Grey-Thompson stands up and applauds. This causes a radiator to malfunction and jockey Ruby Walsh to burst into song at first, and then into flames. The gatekeeper lets 11 fish and 4 sheep into the dining room. They are presented with medals for good behaviour during their time on The Weakest Link. The orchestra plays the theme tune. The corpse of Meatloaf wrestles a priceless vase. The winner must drink the piss of Princess Diana through the eye of a needle. The referee blow the final whistle and they all go to the bathroom for chips and drinks. Sarah Palin wants crisps.

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Like movie franchises that recapitulate their templates until they're the only way their super fans can understand art, Boston engineer prog anthems so perfect they could win a Nobel Prize—except there's not much to them beyond technical wizardry. Just immaculate playing propping up a familiar hopeless romanticism. For the first half, the wispy, lispy, kind of wimpy vocals are so in thrall to the calculated catchiness of the songs that they temper the bombast enough to make it fun. So much so that I was set to give it a 3. But it’s amazing how quickly it got boring once the tunes thinned out just a little bit on the second side. P.S. I actually looked up where they were from!

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There are some albums that, when they pop up on this generator, make ones heart sink. This is one of those albums. More than a bloody feeling indeed! It's got that hideous American "rawk" guitar and vocals sound. Ugh! Horrible.

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Bom demais meu deus. E a página da wikipedia vale a pena ler.

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5

Fantastic album, borderline progressive Rock to RockNRoll. Top of the heap in the late 70s

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5

An amazing album, enjoyed every single bit of it!

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5

Instant 5 star album, this is a quintessential classic rock album. One of the fastest selling debut albums of all time, the first three tracks are instantly recognizable to anyone, they are true classic rock classics. The vocals and instruments, notably the guitars, are so FIRE. Tom Scholz is a musical genius, recording a lot of these tracks in his own basement. This album is a special one and if I could rate it higher than 5 stars I would.

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5

Easily one of the best classic rock albums.

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5

Basically hit after hit. one of my fav

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5

Fantastic album. Pretty much every song bangs

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5

Perfect classic rock. 10/10 1. Peace of Mind 2. More Than a Feeling 3. Hitch a Ride

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5

Awesome stuff! Hard rock turns power pop. I really enjoyed this. Thought I'd only heard "More Than A Feeling" before, but recognized "Foreplay/Long Time", which I'm naming fave track, from a bunch of TV shows and loved hearing the whole thing!

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5

Amazingly good album.

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5

God, even if you don't like this type of rock, this record does not QUIT. And I love it.

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Insta-5. What even can be said?

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5

Classic rock, great album.

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5

Had the cassette. Perfect for the drive from Ft Worth to Dallas and back. Played air guitar the entire way to the Cotton Bowl.

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5

Muy bueno, rock y temazos

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5

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That was an extraordinarily enjoyable 40 minutes - which I really enjoyed as an album length but I imagine pissed people off back in the day. Half of these are classic rock anthems, but I really liked the others too. The sound is consistent and not too varied but I love it.

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5

Great band and this album is almost a greatest hits. Thinking about this great MIT grad Tom Scholz makes me wonder how Yichao is doing... I hope well

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5

Every song is a hit that stands up today. Didn't understand that this is a near perfect pop rock album as I've heard all of these songs for years on radio.

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5

Classic album by a classic band

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5

Classic but every song sounds the same

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5

So many bangers. Peace of Mind. Smokin’.....

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cool

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5

Fantastic album, it put me in a great mood

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5

Fantastic!

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5

Lots of classics. I feel like I’ve heard all these songs before even if I didn’t necessarily know who the band was when I heard them.

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5

Great album

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5

i’ve loved this album for ages, makes me very nostalgic bc i grew up listening to it with my parents a lot

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5

Great memories. Great album

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5

Really enjoyed the album. Excellent guitar and vocal work.

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5

Amazing A-side. Truly top notch. B-side doesn't disappoint.

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5

Practically a greatest hits record, one of the strongest debuts of any band. Every song is an instant classic, and I don't think there's a wasted second on the record. Brad Delp's voice is wonderfully joyous throughout the entire record, backed by some excellent roaring guitars. Favorite tracks: "Foreplay/Long Time", "Rock and Roll Band", "Peace of Mind"

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5

Cracking album. Generally good tracks with some great hits thrown in there. Would pay decent money to buy if I came across it - Great 80s rock and (possibly?) my favourite album of the ones I've rated so far A solid 4.5 from me

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5

just great, full of absolute bangers

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5

5/5 - I mean, this is one of the greatest albums ever.

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5

A hard rock classic. This album has been on my regular listening cycle for 40+ years.

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5

Banger after banger

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5

This is what an excellent classic rock album should be. It's a was a fun to listen to, great guitar work, solid debut album. If you like the genre you'll enjoy it!

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5

Great album - 8 tracks, and all 8 get regular classic rock play. Defined 70's hard rock sound, with classical touches. "Peace of Mind" would make a good punk cover by Bad Religion.

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5

Oh man....this is still in my topb10. This is a perfect album!

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5

A whole album of straight bangers.

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5

Este disco es el epítome del Dad Rock, y me encanta. Creo que de las ocho canciones que son conocía seis o siete y todas me parecen muy buenas. Encima tiene el mérito adicional de ser un material hecho casi en su totalidad por un solo tipo que además no era músico de profesión sino ingeniero. Y sí, quizá los siguientes discos son más de lo mismo y pierden gracia, pero este, como debut, es una chulada. Obviamente mi parte favorita son las guitarras, en dos o tres capas y llenas de efectos que las hacen sonar masivas (cuando en realidad fueron grabadas en un sótano) pero también las capas de voces son muy buenas y en general la estructura de las canciones que las hace hits de concierto.

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Este álbum me sorprendió mucho. Más por el hecho de que la banda me era esencialmente desconocida. Para ser rock de los 70's, me sorprendió mucho que el sonido fuera muy 80's, aunque conservan algunas cosas que revelan su época: la canción "Foreplay / Long Time" tiene ese aire ácido/experimental/progresivo de otras bandas de la época, pero con un sonido mucho más nítido (crisp) y completo (full). El estilo de esta música me recuerda al de Lynyrd Skynyrd, y quizá un poquito a Journey. Un gran, gran álbum.

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No sé realmente que esperaba cuando le di play y lo primero que salió fue More Than a Feeling, pero seguro no era lo que encontré. Siete canciones del más puro rock americano. Peace of Mind me voló los sesos y de ahí en adelante el disco mantiene la calidad, siendo la parte más fuerte Peace, Foreplay, Rock & Roll Band y Smokin. Ese combo, columna vertebral del disco, es impresionante. Songs: Peace of Mind, Foreplay / Long Time, Rock and Roll Band, Smokin'

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5

This was a junior high staple in my hometown (and everywhere in the USA). Every song is now in classic rock regular rotation, and deservedly so. Catchy, poppy, rock n roll with easy melodys, memorable choruses and good guitar riffs. Even though it’s not my go to music, I can’t justify less than five stars here. Doesn’t get much more classic 70s pop rock than this. “That album cover is so fricken’ cool” - friend Brad…

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5

Love the album. Great start, but still enjoy the back half.

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5

Easy 5 and I'm not ashamed to say it.

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I think this is the most successful debut album ever. Legendary, iconic, packed full of timeless hits, epic guitar playing, epic bass and drum playing, incredible singing, prog rock, classic rock, arena rock, it’s difficult to see what you could conceive of to count against this, seems to cover all the bases of rock n roll and more, easy 5 stars.

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5

If someone asked me what classic rock was I'd stick on this record. Doesn't miss a beat from start to finish. The guitars, melodies and harmonies are on point throughout and the songwriting is exceptional. 5/5

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Love it

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5

Absolutely banging top-notch album. I always forget what a banger this one is, but it is something truly special.

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all hits in one album classic

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Ifhem, aħjar minn Festen jew x'illalla jisimhom.

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I wouldn’t say I’m a Boston fan but this album rocks from the beginning to the end. Maybe I am a fan?

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Fun classic rock album. Great for cruisin’!

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5

Fantastic album.

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5

Classic Rock Perfection

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5

I knew all the songs on the album, without having listened to it before. That's how good it is!

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5

So good

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5

Probably listened to this one a thousand times. Put on the vinyl for another listen to rate it... WOW, an absolutely flawless album. Pretty much the definition of classic rock, with a unique signature sound. Beautifully produced and just sweet sounding on the ears. Takes me back to hot summer days at the river, smokin and tokin...Add on the awesome album art, just doesn't get any better than this for me.

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Classic

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Aaah, I fucking LOVE Boston. I am a sucker for guitar ANYWAY, but add all of the exciting (at the time) new tech to their sound and it's just on another level. As a band they have a very enjoyable emotive ability. I wouldn't objectively rank them above most of the other five-star albums on this list, but shit, the enjoyability is undeniable. This is full of air-guitar-in-the-car jams. Fave track is a predictable choice: More Than a Feeling. This shit fucking SLAPS. Deeply underrated karaoke song.

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5

Another perfect debut album.

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Te goed. Prachtig album van een legendarische band. Ik moet dit wel 5 sterren geven

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5

Première fois qu'on tombe sur un album que je connaissais déjà, et quel album !

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5

Tom Sholz il se drogue pas mais c'est du rock quand même

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Animado. Um arzinho anos 80, toque futurista

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5

A classic.

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A classic

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5

One of my favorite albums of all time. Every song is amazing, but the first five are just beyond stellar.

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I Think From Now On I'll Talk About The Book When I Finish Chapters. And The Album Is 3a4im, I Was Raised To That Intro Without Knowing About The Album Or The Band

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5

This is so rad

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5

Love this album. Perfect example of classic rock. This album could be a greatest hits collection. Creative song writing, amazing musicianship, catchy everything. The only disappointing thing about this album is the lack of accents.

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5

Quite iconic.

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5

Perfect.

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5

One of my favorite albums of all time. So goooooooood

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I'm sure there are some out there who haven't heard this album. I don't know where they live but it would/will be fascinating to hear their reactions. Does classic/legendary status come from non-stop aural bombardment over many years? Or is greatness inherent in a work from the start? There has to be some gradient in there. It's an interesting exercise - this rating/critiquing of albums. There is no subjectivity, ever - whether you're hearing an album for the first time or for the 500th time. Even though I haven't explicitly listened to this album in...decades(?) I could and likely will be able to sing/hum every single riff. I'd bet that 500 figure I cited might be a conservative one. If you're of a certain age, and even if you didn't own this record (yeah i said record and meant it) there's no way you haven't heard many or *all* of these songs on the radio, in a ballpark, in someone's car hundreds of times. Literally. So it's easy to dismiss on one front - there was a point where I was convinced that I never EVER wanted to hear any of these songs again; enough already. That personal sentiment lasted for years. But. Say what you want about Boston yet they quite literally were the Ultimate Garage Band - Tom Scholz writing/recording *everything* in his Watertown, MA basement. Pure genius on so many fronts. It's not his "fault" that the songs were an absolutely perfect blend of rock and melody - every single one - plus it sounded huge yet personal and gorgeous and it struck the right nerve and sold approximately 30 kabillion copies. Ok "fault" is the wrong word here, but you have to at least try to separate the art from the commerce. In what amounts to a greatest hits album (Truly: every song has either been a 40+ year old hit and/or is still occasionally played on classic rock radio stations) "Foreplay/Long Time" stands out as the winner here. Favourite moment on the album is at ~6:19 - that high guitar note... yes. *chef's kiss* Even though I still won't voluntarily put this on much anymore due to changing tastes and undying/occasionally tiresome familiarity, there's no denying the impact this album *still* has and the quality of the songs within. Can I say it's the perfect 70s rock album even if it's not a favourite anymore? I think I can. 10/10 5 stars.

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5

Classic. Such an easy listen. Bangers from start to finish. One of my favorites.

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Easiest 5 stars yet

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5

Holy shit what a debut album. This is straight classic rock with the makings of early yacht rock. 5 STARS

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5

Great rock album, catchy as hell songs

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I don't know how anyone could dislike this one. Just feel good rock!

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5/5 non stop bangers. even the low points of the album are 4/5. really driving rhythms

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5

This album feels like the definition of 'classic rock', which is not a bad thing. It kicks serious ass. The album's first few tracks are staples of classic rock radio, and for good reason - outstanding musicianship, infectious melodies, and great lyrics all contribute to the staying power of songs like 'More Than a Feeling' or 'Foreplay/Long Time'. While those may be the highlights, the whole album is excellent and worth multiple listens.

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5

Not a single miss on this album, great stuff

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5

The album's a bit top-heavy, but that's really just due to how GREAT the first three or four tracks are

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5

5/5 all songs are great. Bangers: More than a feeling, rock and roll band, SMOKIN'

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I've heard more than a feeling a million times but never checked them out. this was fucking cool, melodies for weeks and good mix of rockin and softin'. 4/5.

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I didn't think that I was super familiar with Boston before today but it turns out they are the soundtrack to every movie ever set in the 70's. Enjoyable listen.

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4

Some classic 70s rocking, can start sounding a bit samey, but the last rack is a really good change of pace and has a good feeling of finality for the album.

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4

A debut with almost all the hits, great songs and moments

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4

Surprised that I knew a lot of the songs. Good old school rock all around

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4

Unbridled classic Rock. Brilliant

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4

The album is more than just More Than A Feeling. At least that's what I thought while listening to it. Later on I didn't remember anything about it apart from that hit song. It's good but very repeatable to the point where tge songs blended together into one constant stream of music.

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4

Has to be one of the better albums of the 70's and that is saying a lot. So many classics. What a debut!

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4

Solid. You already know all the hits, though i was pleasantly surprised that the remaining tracks are also enjoyable continuing with the Boston sound.

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4

my brother thought "more than a feeling" was called "morgan freeman" until he was like 11. this is some great grilling music.

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Classic, bbq music

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Great Album to jam out to

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yarr

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4

I enjoyed this. And More Than a Feeling is still a great song.

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4

Good 80s rock album

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AOR per de bueno. Tema spotentes, con ese sonido M80 tan característico

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4

What an awesome debut album with sounds that clearly changed the direction of rock music. A top notch rock album!

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4

Very fun album.

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4

Love a nice short album that doesn't drag on with stuff I would never listen to

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I heard some songs in my life, its cool i like it, i like classic rock

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4

Cool album

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Pues me pareció ok. Pero no lo volvería a escuchar, un rock bien hecho y ya supongo. La que más me gustó es la famosa more than a feeling. Mood: Tea Party

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4

Some fun bops for sure.

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rock symp

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Nunca pensé que me fuera a gustar un disco de Boston pero ese twin guitar attack está bien verga.

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In the summer of 1976, the radio propaganda drumbeat for Boston's debut was omnipresent: \"Better music through science!\" was the tagline--silly but memorable. When Tom Scholz presented the demos he had painstakingly assembled in his basement studio, the record company suits balked. \"You might have something here if you re-recorded it in a real studio,\" I imagine they intoned. Scholz dutifully re-recorded the music and gave the suits the original tapes: \"Much better!\" they roared. Scholz wasn't being a wiseass--he just couldn't recover the magic he created in his home studio. And Boston's debut album is kind of magical, in a low brow way. Yes, the prologue Foreplay is cheesy, bordering on risible, and the double time coda of Let Me Take You Home Tonight barrels right past that--it makes me cringe every time I hear it. But Boston's debut album functioned as the template for arena rock and for good reason. The playing is tight, the sound is impeccable, the melodies soar, and every song is crammed to the rafters with hooks. It richly deserved to be the smash it was. Now, I realize that by today's standards, this music sounds hopelessly naïve and sincere, but I can't hold that against it. Nor am I going to dun it because of a lack of ambition. For a poppy, candy-colored, rock 'n roll confection concocted to appeal to the masses, Boston's debut album is just shy of perfect.

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Great Rock album, all timer. Hit after hit. Truly good songs

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4

Sounds undeniably consistent, and incredible, but gets kind of one-note despite how fun that note is.

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4

Strong start to the album, back half a little weaker. 3.5 if i could

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Не совсем мой стиль музыки, в целом неплохо, но переслушивать не стал бы. Не дослушал до конца. Long Play достаточно фанковый!

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4

Peak dad rock. This dad approves.

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"MORE THAN A FEELING" - noooo, qué temón, me hace acordar al oh oh oh its magicccc you knoww, y ahí is more than a feeling when i hear that old song they used to play... (5/5). // "PEACE OF MIND" esta canción me la imagino fumando un puchito con una tormenta de fondo, caminando pa casa después de haber desaprobado un examen de la facu (5/5). // “FOREPLAY / LONGTIME” me hace acordar a una de queen, pero no se a cuál, y la baja q dure como 10 minutos, pero muy wena (4/5). // “ROCK AND ROLL BAND” la usaría en el soundtrack de dragonballZ (3/5). // “SMOKIN’” nueva para mis oídos (3/5). // “HITCH A RIDE” muy linda, me da miedo cuánta gente la habrá usado para personas q murieron (5/5). // “SOMETHING ABOUT YOU” al principio me encantó pero después fue too much (3/5). // “LET ME TAKE YOU HOME TONIGHT” linda (3/5).

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I liked it, especially the use of electric organ. And the bluesy song was less stereotypical than most blues songs which I appreciated.

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4

I rather enjoyed this ablum. I thought it was quite neat and interesting.

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"More Than a Feeling" "Peace of Mind" "Foreplay/Long Time" "Smokin'" Classic with Banger Songs

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A great start to the album one of the best rock songs the rest of the album doesn’t quite reach the heights of the first few songs but still a good album 4/5

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Banger

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A great, classic album. Probably the most quintessential classic rock album of all time. There's nothing else to really say. Highlights: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

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// Favs: Peace Of Mind / Foreplay Score: Light 4

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Pretty good. A lot of songs must have been played in the same key because I thought I was hearing the same song a few times in a row.

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Obviously has some classics. Funny they sounded so 80s before the 80s. Not my fav sound anymore but again, a classic

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Catorze. Tantas notas, tão pouco tempo. Sinto as colcheias a escapar-me entre os dedos. Há impaciência no ritmo de escuta, como uma fila de trânsito com pressa de chegar a casa. Atrás do prejuízo, havemos de lá chegar. MotA: More Than a Feeling. "Babe, tomorrow's so far away / There's something I just have to say"

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Pretty nice but not very.

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Slaps

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this has always been one of my favorite albums. Just hit after hit from boston.

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Can you forgive her, Go west

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Ahhh Boston. One of the quintessential "dad rock" records. I've never listened to this album before, but know all of the first five songs from it pretty well from various playlists or radios. It's good music and I can absolutely understand why it got so popular and why it was so influential and I enjoy listening to the individual songs. But it gets very samey very fast and in the end it's really not very interesting music from a modern-day listener perspective. Still good though.

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I rolled my eyes when I saw this album cover... but I didn't realize how many songs I already knew. It's classic rock radio banger after banger. It's enjoyable and as an album... like this many hits can't be ignored. 4/5.

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quasi 5

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Excellent rock album. Holds up well and goes by quick. Their hits are great rock anthems. Their lesser known songs are still good. Easy listening album that can replayed all the time. 8.2/10

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I was always impressed by the fact that the band, like Queen, used no synths. I think I know every song on this album from type radio, but I do not own the album. That’s how popular it was. Production is stellar, of course.

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Surprisingly enjoyed this, great guitars! Remembered the guitar hero days!

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Great classic hard rock. Wonderful "mordents". It has became clear, who among other things influenced the formation of Russian rock. Best Composition - Foreplay / Long Time

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What a belter of a first track to kick this project off! I hadn't heard past the first two tracks before, but was hooked by 2mins into the third.... Perfection. 👌

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Classic rock and rolll

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Loistava levy

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Me parece un poco dificil el disco por el lado de mi predisposición hacia Boston, siempre se me han hecho dentro de esa camada de rock de concierto tipo Journey, Kansas, Foreigner etc etc de la parte más baja, los que sacaban discos "buenos" y fueron flotando con fama y canciones medio sosas que medio cumplen... Pero este disco la verdad merece la pena. Quizá solo tenían un buen disco dentro de ellos pero es un disco excelente. Desde los sencillos conocidos hasta canciones que parecieran casi de Yes o Rush fue una sorpresa total escuchar el trabajo conjunto. Quizá nunca sacaran nada que llegara a este nivel pero fue un debut realment especial.

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Gros classique, plein de tounes connues

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great example of cheesy power rock! Album starts very strong with the first three tracks, but slowly degrades as it goes on... || I'll be generous and round up to a 4.

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J.aime lemson cestnun band que je connaissais ancause la 1ere toune mais le reste est res interessant 4

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I'm in Boston right now... weird

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There are no bad songs here. All can be played individually and would cause no offense. You've gotta admire Tom Scholz's songwriting/producing/guitar work and Brad Delp's vocals here. Massive respect here and particularly enjoyed Let Me Take You Home Tonight and Peace Of Mind. The only reason its not a 5 because I didn't have any passion for it, I didn't love it. It just doesn't move me.

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Was alright.

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A definite classic of the AOR rock radio days, pretty much not a bad track on the album.

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Good album feels ahead of its time.

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Het zijn zeer delicate nummers die mij stimuleren in het verkennen van mijzelf. Wat echter wel desastreus is voor mijn beoordeling, is het feit dat de eerste 3 nummers(deze heb ik alleen mijn oren laten penetreren) sterk lijken op andere nummers van andere muziekgroepen in dezelfde tijd. Ik weet niet of het de bedoeling was om sterk geïnspireerd te zijn maar dit zorgt toch voor een onorigineel gevoel. Al met al vond ik het een goed genoeg album voor een middelmatige rating.

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I mean, More than a Feeling is an undeniable classics and I would say one of the best songs of all time. The rest of the album was a bit hit and miss for me, loved some of it and some just a bit beige. MOTAF carries it to a 4

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Lekker hoor

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4.5/5 that was great! What a surprise!

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Contrairement à la rumeur populaire qui se propage en ce moment sur la toile, je ne vais finalement attribuer qu'un 4 à Boston, et non un 5, comme certains ont pu le penser. L'album est absolument exceptionnel mais vous savez comme moi qu'il en faut un peu plus pour me faire décrocher la note maximale. J'ai à ce sujet eu beaucoup de facilité à me situer en écoutant les paroles des chansons de cet album puisque j'ai passé de nombreuses heures à arpenter les rues de Boston lorsque je jouais à Assassin's Creed III en classe de terminale. Certains indiens parvenaient de temps à autre à se glisser dans les visualisations que j'avais de certains récits mais mon cerveau corrigeait en général rapidement le tir.

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Every song held its own, and I no longer hate More Than a Feeling. So that's a plus.

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Good craic

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Classic

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Classics all the way

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I was expecting to hate this, but I genuinely love it.

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Dawno nie bylo jakiegos znanego i lubianego albumiku, bo do takich wlasnie zaliczam debiutancki krazek Bostonow, hamerykanska banda, kto by sie spodziewal z Bostonu, jedna z tych nielicznych band stworzonej przez ludzi bardziej technicznych niz artystycznych, ktorzy nie mieli problemu dostac rekord dila i tworzyc muzyki ktora byla sluchalna, a to za sprawa pana Scholza, ktory juz za dzieciaka studiowal muzyke klasyczna, wystudiowal sie inzyniersko, wszyscy czlonkowie zespolu poznali sie na MITcie, no i prawie samemu nagral w swojej piwnicy demo bostonow ktore zapewnilo im rekord dila, wiec juz na samym albumie zajmowal sie nie tylko graniem na niezliczonych instrumentach, napisal wiekszosc teksow, tylko dwa traki byly dzielone z wokalista Delpem, ale takze produkcja, a to samouk z gatunku tych, ktorzy sami zbudowali slasne studia nagraniowe, wiec jest tu cos co mozna odniesc do poczatkow rapu, gdzie producenci musieli nie tylko czuc muzyke, ale wiedzic jak sie ja tworzy od strony technicznej, wlasnie to know how wedlug mnie tworzy to bostonskie brzmienie, niby hard rock, a dla ucha tak przyjemny, ze mozna spokojnie zamknac oczy i oddac sie muzyce, prawie jak w otwierajacym more than a feeling, ktory uzywa podobnego zwrotu, co do kontentu lirycznego jaki prezentuje plyta, to jest to dosc typowy latwy odsluch pod wzgledem lirycznym, duzo kawalkow milosnych, trak o bandzie rokowej i struglowaniu w branzy muzycznej, wiec troche ironicznie, pojawiaja sie takze motywy wyscigu szczurow, jak na peace of mind, wyjatkiem wydaje sie tutaj byc hitch a ride, lirycznie krotki kawalek traktujacy o odejsciu tytulowym hitchem, traczek ten ma jedna z najlepszych solowek gitarowych calego krazka, a jest ich tutaj sporo, kolejna mocno rozpoznawalna jest opening foreplay/long time, wiec foreplay to instrumentalny wstep, nagrany w calosci przez pana geniusza stojacego za sukcesem grupy, ktory trak ten wymyslil sobie 6 lat przed powstaniem plyty, o ile Scholz obylby sie bez reszty zespolu, tak frontmen Delp i jego unikalne glos z pewnoscia przyczynil sie do sukcesu zespolu, rowniez niezbyt czesto sie slyszy zebym jeden wokalista spiewal cala plyte, wiec glowny wokal, chorki, czy przekladancowe overduby 37 solidnego grania ktore laczy w sobie przystepnosc brzmienia z jakoscia strony technicznej, na plejce juz mialem dodane najwieksze hity krazka, wiec more than a feeling i smokin, a tym razem dodam wspomniane hitch a ride i peace of mind

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YES! Any album that opens with a song like "more than a feeling" will have a tough time keeping up the stadium destroying level of ROCK.....but apart from what to me was a slight misstep with the 7 minute noodling on foreplay / long time this album keeps up the pace

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As a kid I always thought this was a “Greatest Hits” album. 4.5.

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Nostalgia and Tommy Scholz's unique guitar sound.

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great songs on this one

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One of the greatest rock debut albums of the 70s, Boston’s self titled album delivers on tight suite like rock. Tom Scholz was a home recoding pioneer and many effects and techniques were developed by Scholz and became industry standard for a time. The vocals are powerful and the instrumentation is sweeping, classically influenced, and carefully orchestrated. I might call this baroque rock instead of power pop.

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Good

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'More than a Feeling' is een slechte maatstaf voor dit album. Er staan heel wat betere, minder cheesy nummers op. Het heeft me echter niet compleet omvergeblazen

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Not a Boston fan, but no one can deny that this album is absolutely jam packed with hits.

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joli, bien vu la guitare

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More Than a Feeling

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More than a feeling

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9/10 love it

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This album is iconic. Not sure if I'm in a good mood since it's Friday, but this shiz is hittin all da spots I ain't even know was there

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Un dels discos fundacionals -i una de les grans fites- de l'AOR. Cançons pensades i executades amb precissió milimètrica i un Tom Scholz exultant de creativitat. A més, incorpora un dels grans hits de la década

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Lots of solid songs.

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What a god damn opening!! Those first 3 tracks are a mega 3-hit combo. The rest of the album is solid as well. It maintains a consistent sound without being repetitive.

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Classic for a reason and a masterpiece of its kind. Everything fits, everything works. Can’t go 5 because of the era (feels olds even if it sounds fresh) and a few cliches (the organ solo on "Smokin'" and excessive shrieking by Delp), plus demerits for the association with Aerosmith, but otherwise good in almost every way a record can be good. 4.65 rounding down.

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surprisingly even though it is not the favourite type of music

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i was familiar with many of the songs and i love the band and the music a lot i just think it’s not perfect to give a 5 but it’s close

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I'm not usually into arena rock, but Boston's debut album absolutely nails the form. All around, a high-energy album that (deservingly) launched them to stellar heights. 4.5/5 stars

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Good album if there’s a bunch of dads around

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Not bad, not bad

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It's accessible as hell in the best way possible. 4.5 just because

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Really fun album, enjoyed the listen.

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It seems kind of goofy to bother saying anything about this album. It’s Boston. Naming you band after one of the major US cities is bold, I’ll say that. I don’t ever need to listen to this again, but it’s clearly a masterpiece in its genre.

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Ridiculously tight guitar work

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1. sick bass and rhythm on the first song. reminds me of 2000's. the vocals r rlly cool too, giving me 00's show opening vibes 2. like these beginning guitar strings yeah. getting indie vibes idk. vocals r amazing, def an uplifting song. whoever composed these riffs needs their ass ate 3. ok this opening is insane. THESE DRUMS?? they went crazy and stupid. that sound in the bg sounds like tv static and that alien abduction thing idk. ok omg smooth transition to the other part of the song it sounds so peaceful. here comes the guitar, surprisingly it mixes well w the suave bgm. the vocals r really nice mixed in. i like the clapping. ending riffs are so amazing 4. all songs sound kinda similar to each other but this one has a different vibe. reminds me of queen and has a more rock ish vibes than the others, theres some cheers mixed in lol. holy shit yelling? lol. crazy sick guitar riffs, i swear this song could be made by queen 5. its giving 1950's rock and roll. why foes this guy sound like freddie mercury. piano?? 6. starting off w acoustic guitar okay me likey, sounds more like a ballad. ok not a a ballad but def a bit more calm than the others. was this album rlly made in 1976 lol wf, that ended quick 7. this song also has an acoustic feel but the vocals are more lax rn. nvm, electric guitar riff. im running out of things to say these songs rlly do sound all alike 8. idk if this song alr started or not. these r getting repetitive but i like the lyrics of this one

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This album is fun! Can see where the darkness got their inspiration.

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Good but a little boring for me. I did like some songs tho

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Closer to a 3.5. Can be a little basic sometimes, but plenty of super enjoyable pop songs. Reminds me a bit of early Steeley Dan

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Has some great hits, the rest is kind of filler, overall enjoyable album

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Again, not my kind of genre, I'm trying to keep an open mind with rock leaning albums but yeah...

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More than a Feeling put me in a really good mood. I then lost a bit of interest as the album progressed.

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70’er pop/rock, kor, fængende

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Very vanilla

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Good cheesy rock. Some good tunes but cheesy and probably not my cup of my tea as an album as a whole

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Ganska gött sound, men det största problemet att musiken är oironiskt. Tänker främst på låten Rock'n'Roll Band.

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Didn't really like

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Ultimate dad rock. Great harmonies. Sounds like the 70s!

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I'm now listening to the self-titled debut album of the band Boston. It opens with "More than a feeling" and it's one of the more recognizable songs for people of my generation. It's been played a thousand times on a thousand different classic rock stations throughout my life. Two for Tuesday! Rocktober! Or whatever gimmicky way to sell classic rock to the public. It was very effective, I've met many people who jumped on the classic rock bandwagon and never left. This might sound better if I had not heard all of these songs many times before. I should say it "sounds" very good and the music is very cleanly produced like a lot of music of the time. It's a giant of an album in the classic rock cannon. But I've heard it too many times over the years to really appreciate how great it was at the time. Too bad.

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Boston

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It was a great album. Definitely frontloaded with a less memorable B-side.

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Classic rock at its finest

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I was never a big fan of Boston, although I liked them better than Journey or Styx, who I think of as the same genre. I can appreciate the songs and the production though. 2.5 stars.

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A classic but standard album. A bit lack luster at points

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Short and fun.

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Didn't realise they did "More than a feeling" so pretty good and some cool riffs

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La verdad no me sonó nada distintivo, pero espero que lo haya sido para el momento. Debe ser algo así, por el año, como que luego hubo copycats de Boston???. Eso o quizá no le puse tanta atención y pasó sin pena ni gloria. No hay favs. 7/10

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Peaked too early with More Than a Feeling

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Classic rock. Whats not to like?

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Perfect

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1st track's a classic. Not really my kind of music but it's got some cool sounds, experimental, some decent structured songs. I imagine influenced Thundercat a bit, 80s sounding guitar/keyboard stuff. Prob a hit ahead of its time. 3/5

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Not a classic rock fan, but this album has undeniable hits that are still staples 35 years later. A godfather of the blues rock genre. Songs tend to go longer than they should, but im guessing they were written with the live show in mind, where they would have been fucking epic in 1976. I guess Boston is a little better than the Eagles.

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Not bad, but it doesn’t work for me.

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A very solid, albeit cheesy, classic rock album that is technically proficient with a noticeable amount of soul. 7.9/10

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Decent album. Nice soft rock

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Pretty schlocky mid 70's US Rock. Some good tunes but the style is one I just can't stand.

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Good classic rock album, some catchy songs and good riffs.

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While they may have been contemporaries of Foreigner, these men are no Foreigner. This album is chock full of late 70's radio hits about fuckin' though. The kind of stuff that makes 80's kids reminisce about rides in Buicks, and pool parties and drunk uncles with too short cut off jean shorts. 3.5*

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Never listened to this album because I figured after hearing “More Than a Feeling” unsolicited easily over a 100 times in my life, I’d heard enough Boston. Just kinda assumed it’s your prototypical hard rock album from the mid 70s. And that’s exactly what this is. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The compositions are all very well put together and very rockin. But I’m not vibin. I don’t hate it and I understand why it’s here but I’m not over the moon. This is exactly what I expected. It’s fine.

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just so very average. a bit better than I expected but still unimpressive

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The original power rock album. It feels like the guitar riffs are more complicated than it initially lets on, but ultimately I feel it is a bit over polished.

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It was okay. My taste says I should like this more, but I can't really get into for some reason. It might be because each song doesn't change too much throughout the runtime. The chorus sounds extremely close to the rest of the song and it gets bland. Favorite track: More than a Feeling

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Some good bops, not hugely consistent and wears a little thin after a while

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I've heard this album before, and many of the tracks SO MANY times. There are songs and sounds that are worth checking out. A little surprisingly, I had to admit that this album didn't reach the "I'd listen to this again" level. The music is good, but I think there are too many versions of "hey girl, I'm so cool, so be with me" in the lyrics.

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Aikamoista synatiluttelua siellä täällä, mutta muuten suht geneeristä vanhaa rokkia. Ei tämä häirinnytkään, mutta ei myöskään herättänyt sen kummempia tunteita.

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Not my type of music

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Alright as albums go but not going to be rushing back to listen again. Feels like it captures the essence of classic rock, but when you’ve heard one song you’ve kind of heard them all.

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Okay few songs which are fab

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Eh. My issue with this album is that most of the songs sound exactly the same. It's a decent sound, just wish there was some variety.

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Classic Classic rock. Not fully my cup of tea but can appreciate that's it's a good example of the genre

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It was alright. Not rushing to listen again and I think I’d appreciate it more if I actually saw them play.

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Megahitti heti alkuun asetti levyn muille biiseille riman liian korkealle. 2,5*

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Lots of unknown good songs. Short and energetic album. Long Time stands out

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So, when Boston came up as my next album, More Than a Feeling popped into my head straight away, then I tried to think of any other Boston songs that I knew and came up completely blank. I have always dismissed them as soft rock, but after actually listening to the album I think they are more power pop (the heavy guitar riff just before chorus in More Than a Feeling should’ve aroused my suspicions) with soaring vocals, harmonies and some heavier guitars than I was expecting. The song Rock n Roll Band could’ve been a KISS song and Something About You sounds like one of my favourite power pop bands, Big Star. The production is amazing too. I enjoyed listening, but I probably wouldn’t listen to it again.

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Listened to a bit of Boston in the past, I was surprised by the range of rock that was on this album, from prog rock to yacht rock through to the harder edge of rock.

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3.8 - Having lived in Boston for much of my life, it’s hard for me to rate this one. WZLX has played the hell out of these songs. “More Than A Feeling” remains a perennial classic.

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CLASSIC ROCK

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Some good some bad

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Pretty standard rock ballads and shit.

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Starts strong with some power ballads but then everything ends up sounding the same. I can imagine white dads listening to this in the old muscle cars.

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I gained a new found admiration for More Than A Feeling with its catchy hook and cool distorted guitar sound. I hoped the rest of the album would match this classic but aside from a few tracks, the album grew into a slightly bloated pop rock / prog rock sound, all very clean and lyrics seemed mostly to be about being in a band which is un-relatable for most of us. Still, a pleasant enough way to pass half an hour.

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Boston definitely came up with their own sound the raw harmonics between the vocals and guitars. The interplay of the guitars and the drum fills are good. I marked four 5s on this album. It will always have a cheap blue collar feel to it, not sure if it’s the name or the cultural meme or actually the sound, but when I hear it it sounds like 70’s blue collar. Unfortunately the repetition caught up with me mid-album and began to become stale. I think they also might have a lame lyrics problem. My 4 evaporated into a 3. I was ready to give BOSTON a 5 after the first 3 songs.

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The all time best band named after a city. Or maybe it's Chicago. Better than Beirut or Berlin. Phoenix doesn't count. Boston really brings the Boston on this album. It's the loud but friendly guy at the bar, cheesy but catchy, educated/virtuosic but loves the Red Sox. Half the album I knew by heart thanks to countless plays on KZOK and high school CD-R mixes. Love the tunes. Love the vocal harmonies. Love the guitar UFO cover. Love whoever is smashing on the church organ. Love that it's only 37 minutes. Can't escape the nagging thought there's something unappealing about the whole package. It all just seems so perfected. Boston tickles the patch of Gen X hair that sometimes grows on the backs of Silverback Millennials like me when we sense something corporate. But I'm trying to wax those hairs so here's a B+

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Very safe and inoffensive. I'd give it 5/10.

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An ecstatic LP that excites on both emotional and instrumental levels. While the back half slides into forgettable classic rock territory, the front dominates with catchy melodies that don't skimp on flashy, satisfying solos.

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Ich hatte die Platte - aber nur für "More than a Feeling"Die anderen Songs habe ich nicht mehr im Ohr. Heute mag ich diesen Bombastic-Rock nicht mehr

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It’s a great debut and lots to admire, but didn’t make me want to binge listen

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Enjoyed this. Guitars riffs and happy

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80s guitarsy. enjoyed the vibe but unmemorable

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The most classic of classic rock. Unlikely to win awards for innovation, but enjoyable for what it is - a fun, melodic, bombastic slab of cranked-up guitar bigness. 3.5/5.

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Albums like these always put me in a bind. It was in near constant rotation in my car cassette deck for at least two years. It’s a great album! Yet, every time I hear a song off of it, I feel a bit nauseous (that is unless I'm at a Boston tribute band concert in the middle of summer somewhere on the US-Canadian border).

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More Than a Feeling ist gut. Rest ist Standard Classic Rock ohne Höhen und Tiefen. Ist OK, für mich aber nichts besonderes. 3/5

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Typical West Coast rock, not very interesting

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It turns out that Boston have other songs than just "More Than a Feeling". The sound of this album is like a band that has its particular sound, got a rockin' thing, but yet they also feel obliged to do the prog rock thing that was in vogue at the time. But there's a reason why "More Than a Feeling" is the evergreen feelgood favourite and why "Foreplay / Long Time" is a forgettable album cut.

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Some classics like More Than a Feeling but the rest pretty samey.

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Since I only have time to listen to these albums once each day, I feel like this particular offering has more to offer but a lot of the tracks were unknown to me; I need a bit more time to let them sit & settle. Find that space for us both to grow into one another. But yeah, this was interesting. A band that you know for probably one or two big famous songs... and this whole album demonstrates that this was really how they built their songs. Beach Boysy type vocal harmonies over some really nifty guitar work. Although some of the arrangements can be a little overwrought for my taste, I sense that if I were in the right mood they'd hit the spot quite nicely.

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Some pleasant surprises on this one. "More Than A Feeling" is basically a cliche at this point, but some of the organ-heavy tracks were great.

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Enjoyed this more than many of the 70s/80s rock albums we've had so far. It's got a kind of wide-eyed, dreamy quality that I quite like - probably because of some sweet harmonies and chord changes. And crucially, at 37 minutes, it doesn't outstay its welcome. 3.5.

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Well it’s a classic I suppose, and engrained in my memory.

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More than a feeling!

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This album contains virtually all of Boston’s best cuts and in some way could be considered a greatest hits collection. (6/10) FT: More Than A Feeling, Peace Of Mind

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Probably should have hated this, didn't. It's good ol' pop music masquerading as rock. Very good, carry on.

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Impressive that it was one guy recording most of the instruments, the sound is energetic and fun but the style doesn’t vary too much. Some great guitar parts and some fun early synth work, but overall a little repetitive.

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barn síns tíma

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Quand j’ai entendu cet album pour la première fois quand j’étais jeune, c’était un vinyle de mon père et j’ai été fasciné par le son des guitares. J’écoutais en boucle More Than A Feeling. Si tu veux un disque épique (c’est d’ailleurs le nom du Label), tu mets ce disque ;) Mais il y a beaucoup trop de handclap dans cet album. Vraiment trop.

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2/15/2022 Today's Album: "Boston" by Boston - This is yet another album that I have listened to prior to this 1001 album project. I have much less to say about this album, but that isn't to say this album is bad. I would argue that this album is the definition of what classic rock it. Coming out smack dab in the middle of the 70's, this album has such a clean and pristine instrumental sound that is incredibly well executed and topped with amazing vocals and pop sensibilities. The opener, More Than a Feeling has about half a billion streams on Spotify because of how simply solid this track is. Powerful, grooving, well-balanced, and incredibly well performed, this song is what I think of when I think of Boston. Peace of Mind and Foreplay / Long Time are also absolute classics. I think they tend to sound quite similar, but it doesn't really matter when they all sound so well put together. I wasn't as aware of the rest of this album as the hits on this LP are packed towards the front, and I think it is for a good reason. These following tracks aren't difficult to listen to and I think there is a lot to like, but I don't feel like there is anything built upon the formula they set up in the first few songs and it just feels like they stretched peace of mind through another 5 tracks. Again, I think there is a lot to like about the album as a whole and putting it on a record player is not a bad experience, but all I get out of this album are the singles that I have already added to my playlist. Great tracks, and a staple of 70s rock, but just not super groundbreaking or revolutionary. Score: 6.5/10 Good Highlights: More Than a Feeling, Peace of Mind, Foreplay / Long Time , Smokin'

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Had high hopes for this one, I really like More Than A Feeling but it was meh… Production is top

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good band, Id just forgotten them.

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haha

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overblown prog-blues!

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For me it’s a one song album and that happens right off the bat. Everything else on this is simply okay to meh.

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favorite songs: More Than a Feeling; Peace of Mind; Foreplay/Long Time; Smokin.

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The classic rock album to beat all others! Seemingly unknown as individuals, but the ultimate 70’s band. For those of us in high school in the late 70’s this is the soundtrack of those years more than any other. It is definitely a rockin piece of nostalgia, but is tired after 50+ years on repeat….

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I used to work in a place that had a classic rock radio station on all day, every day. I didn't realize that most of that radio station's rotation came from this single album. I don't ever want to hear any of these songs ever again.

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I'm going to get this out of the way now: AOR kinda fuckin sucks. While new wave and synthpop were flourishing in the late 70's and early 80's, hard rock music decided to develop shorter songs and sing-along choruses which made it a particularly appealing genre for radioplay. This would eventually go on to become what we now consider "classic rock", which is a term only useful in radio marketing. The truth is that most of it isn't great, largely due to commercial interests plaguing the genre with low-effort releases as a way to spin more records more often, directly into radio-listening ears. Boston is at the forefront of this genre, and they are one of the exceptions. With this being their debut album and having much to prove, this would prove to be an exceptional record with a great recording story to boot. Tom Scholz, who played almost every instrument you hear on the album save for drums and vocals, recorded the whole thing in his personal basement studio. Not only that, but the demos were effectively a passion project of his that can be seen in many of the songs. Few people could conjure the dramatic and impressive opening to Foreplay / Long Time. The truth about Boston's Boston (1976) is that it's pretty good. It doesn't suck, and that's what matters. The big songs are on side 1, the lighter songs are on side 2, and the whole thing is tied up in a nice little bow.

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The album cover is pretty cool. On Spotify the spaceships move which is pretty neat! More Than a Feeling has been in like every 80s/90s romantic comedy According to Wikipedia, once the band got signed with Epic Records, they wanted the band to perform in California but Scholz wanted to record in his Boston apartment basement. He tricked the company into thinking he was recording on the West Coast but he wasn’t! Foreplay/Long Time starts with a long drawn out instrumental and then transitions to words.. Definitely hearing electric keys. the instrumental part of Smokin sounds like we are in an old movie where they are looking at the “future” or a scene where a “bad” character goes to church/school Overall, I see why they are on the lift because they’ve been very influential but I did not save any

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Open straight into Guitar Hero. Grab the controller guitar and start wailing away. You will end up soloing on your air guitar later the day. Guaranteed. You wonder if there were fights behind the scenes on whether the singer or lead guitarist would get to let loose the longest. They seem to have mostly found a favorable balance. Also, how is that I want to sing along with songs that I most definitely should never attempt to sing? I don't have that range.

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Classic sound, instant nostalgia of listening to music with my mom

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Better than most classic rock for me. More Than a Feeling is a certified bop.

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ish

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Buen disco

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Incredibly slick. So slick it can't simply be ignored. The non-hits are about as good, all things considered.

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It's Boston. It all sounded very much like Boston, in a very Boston kind of way.

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They are fine, it is just hard to tell if I am listening to Journey, Foreigner, or Boston.

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Sunday late 70s chart rock

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A couple of interesting tracks, but no duds or shiners. What I think of as stereotypical classic rock, not much substance.

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Generic like Chris Gunter

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Easy listening but nothing I’ll come back to

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Sometimes I hear the James Gang, sometimes Steve Miller, even a touch of the Eagles with a Thin Lizzy guitar riff. Cant make my mind up on this album.

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Meh

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Heavy de pelo escardado, más cercano al sonido ochentas que al setentas. Más allá del single que abre el disco, ganan mucho cuando se acercan a los largos desarrollos del progresivo. Se atisban melodías pop y countries pero es heavy clásico. Escuchable pero no de mi estilo.

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more than a feeling: quiero ser la marianne / peace of mind: total mood esta canción la verdad / foreplay-long time: me aburrí en la mitad / rock & roll band: que lindas vibes está pa un roadtrip / hitch a ride: meh / something about you: horrible, es todo lo que te dice un hombre desp de manipularte / smokin’: que aburrida, aunque el primer minuto está bueno / let me take you home tonight: ‘i’ve watched you for so long that i feel i've known you’ me representa como buena stalker que soy

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“More than a feeling” is nostalgic bop but the other tracks kinda blended together. Too much noise for me :-/ felt similar to T-Rex

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Alright. Couple good singles

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Dad vibes

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Jackson said it sounded like I was listening to his mom’s playlist. An okay album for me. Nothing really stood out.

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I've actually not listened to this before (aside from the really famous songs everyone has heard obviously). It's very commercial sounding. The wikipedia article says it marks the point where rock shifted from blues-rock to power pop - totally agree with this. This album is probably one of the reasons why punk rock exists. It feels kind of generic to me actually - but that's probably more a reflection on me than the record. Overall, I can see why it's a popular record and can appreciate parts of that - but not for me.

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Like a joke in a bonbon to toss at Christmas, this starts off well, but gets old quick

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Onko tämä nyt sellaista aikuisrockia? Soft Rockia? Kevytmetallia? Varmasti toimii hyvin Kotkan Meripäivillä. Ei herätä suuria tuntia suuntaan tai toiseen. Rahkeet ei ihan riitä peruskolmoseen, eli mennään kolmosen kevytversiolla.

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5,5/10 Medíocre/chato, repetitivo

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While I don't mind the twin guitar solos, this is not really my thing. Seems to me a heavy 60s & 70s US bias in this list so far

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Ach Gottchen (1.7)

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Knackige 37 Minuten und ein glücklicherweise nicht komplett aber leidlichvon Autowerbung ramponierter Opener („More than a feeling“) gestalten das Gesamtwerk eines Stretchlimousinen Pop-Rocks, das manchen gefallen mag, mir aber nicht. Dem Können gönnende 1.5

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Not sure if classic rock is based on Boston or vice versa, but seems pretty standard.

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More than a feeling is certainly a banging tune!! I find the back-story so interesting on this album and I do love the glittery guitar solos, this guy is clearly a bit of a genius but he's too much of a perfectionist, the songs are so tight but I reckon it holds it back creatively. Parts of the album are boring towards the end.

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Mwah, afgezien van het openingsnummer doet het me weinig

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Just not my style

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2.5. I find this slow and boring

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Oh, good. Irrelevant, overplayed 70s arena rock, one of the most tepid, unnecessary dalliances in the history of rock music. This album fails the "must hear before you die" test.

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J'aime bien le côté prog et ça rock. (Foreplay / Longtime est cool) Mais pas mon genre de mood/feel, ni de voix. À noter que mes ratings (étoiles) sont basé sur mon appréciation et non d'une critique objective.

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If this album is on this list, why not include Journey or Europe in it while you're at it? I mean... "Don't Stop Believin'" and "The Final Countdown" are catchier than anything on Boston's first LP, aren't they? Oh, no, cheesy dad rock fans might argue, no, no, noooooooo, Boston wrote and performed better songs. Well, did they? Let's break this mothership down track by track : More Than A Feeling: yep, OK, it's got a nice chorus, cool T-Rex-like handclappings and great guitar parts (rhythm and solo) going for it. I can't help feeling that what's good in the song was already a little dated in 1976, but who cares about that now? A convincing opener overall. 4/5 Peace Of Mind : I like the lyrics on this one, something about a dude stuck in a company on a lowlevel position knowing there's more to life than corporate competition (Tom Scholz worked for Polaroid on such a job before his rock dream came true). Yet harmonically speaking the whole thing's a little bland. Only the end is really worth it, with that guitar riff followed by those fifth (or third?) harmony overdubbed solos. But that moment is way too short. 2.5/5 Foreplay / Long Time : Maybe I was too hard when I gave that Genesis album a 2. That baroque, annoying rococo organ solo on the introduction of this song might have required some technical chops, yet it's still *very* embarrassing to listen to today. Not every prog-rock flourish from the 70s has aged gracefully, and here's a good example. What's also a bit daft is that when the song proper starts, it's a little too pedestrian melody and rhythm-wise to justify such delusions of grandeur before. By this point, the albums starts to feel very performative. "Takin' your time" doesn't mean *we* have to get lulled into sleep. The impressive vocal harmonies keep us awake, fortunately, and so do another instance of those T-Rex-like handclaps. Besides, the guitar solo at the end shreds hard, once again. But apart from that... 2, maybe 2.5/5 Rock and Roll: Excruciatingly boring song. As unoriginal as its title. Well, let me correct that: with a similar topic and title, Led Zeppelin knew how to create a visceral atmosphere, at least. Boston just can't: it's all very performative and there's nothing else to it. Fittingly, lyrics are uninteresting clichés, too. A dud. 0/5 Smokin': copy and paste the text up above and replace "rock'n'roll" with "rhythm'n blues" (quoted in the lyrics). 0/5 Hitch a Ride : Some Kinks-like flavours (circa Village Green Society) at the start of this one had raised my hopes a little... but no, false alarm, the same performative stuff occurs again and again after. And then, it becomes even worse than that! While I found them charming on the first side of this record, the T-Rex-like handclappings are now grating my ears as a cheap trick, I want to smash that organ into a thousand pieces (organ solos should be banned by the Geneva convention as weapons of mass destruction) and even the guitar solos make me want to roll my eyes right to the back of my head now. Jesus, this is SO cheesy!!!! 1/5 Something About You: A *very* "power pop" track. Which would be fine if the chords were just way more original. But maybe I'm too worn out by the barrage of bad taste before to care now... 1/5 Let Me Take You Home Tonight: Eagles territory. *yawn* 1/5 I can hear some folks going at me now: "but... but look at the technical wizardry! Scholz actually recorded most of this stuff in his basement!". Yeah, and? If it's to sound like something that was *not* recorded in a basement, why should I care if it was? "Lo-fi" recordings made decades later proved that they could have a charm on their own, far from any big studios artificial shenanigans. Maybe Scholz just missed the opportunity to be creative and fully ahead of the curve here, as good as he was technically speaking. In the end, imitating a big studio sound from a basement is nothing but this, a technical feat. It's not necessarily an *artistic* one. But look guys, the *real* problem here is not the sound, it's the songs: *all of them* on side 2 are just freaking AWFUL. And you *know it*, for chrissake! Some of those five-stars reviews up there even sneakily admit it. Well, why did you give this album five stars, then??? An album is not an E.P. It's not a single either. And a good one might have weaker spots here and there, yet it still needs to be cohesively good overall. I'm amazed at how many "perfect" reviews this record got on this app. Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure the nostalgia factor came into play. Here's the thing, however: sometimes oldies are NOT goldies. So, c'mon, guys, get a grip on yourself. I can understand and even respect 3 or 4-star assessments. But 5 is way too high! Maybe it's time for some dad rock fans to let go of their bad faith. Music is subjective and all, I know that. But it's no reason for some to be in denial. At least to this point. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 962 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 16 Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 8 Albums from the list I will *not* include in mine (as I think many others are more important): 13 (including this one) Albums I might not be able to judge (some might end up on my final list but it's because I recognize how culturally important they are): 2

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Horribly cheesy 70s American rock. Doesn't do a whole lot for me.

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The major hit More Than A Feeling and two songs after (Peace Of Mind and Foreplay / Long Time) are really quite good. Everything after that is decidedly mediocre. The production on this album is really quite good, especially for the time. They seem to have been able to get this full bodied sound, where a lot of their contemporaries struggled.

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It was exactly as I expected. Very familiar yet slightly irritating... all the classic rock songs I know will come on the radio and I know I will skip and change the station. It feels like sitting in an auto shop waiting room.

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Some recognizable songs but this album as a whole is so one-note. It's only 8 songs long and it reuses melodies constantly. Kind of a dud to me

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They are all super recognizable songs. Just not my favorite.

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Not for me.

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Well the art works good at least

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This website sure is making me listen to the "classics" I've never had much exposure to so-called "dad rock" or "classic rock" so listening to this was like a whole new world. Unfortunately, this kind music is not to my taste whatsoever. It's not inherently bad, It's feel good music! Just not something I would play. Album cover is cool and reminded me of Parliament's "Mothership Connection" but I suppose any UFO themed cover could remind me of that. I will most likely not revisit.

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It is what it is, and it's not for me.

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HAZIN

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this album or band just doesn't do it for me...

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