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Boston

Boston

1976

Boston

Album Summary

Boston is the debut studio album by American rock band Boston. Produced by Tom Scholz and John Boylan, it was released on August 25, 1976, by Epic Records. Scholz studied classical piano in his childhood and became involved in the Boston music scene in the late 1960s. He subsequently started to write and record demos in his apartment basement with singer Brad Delp; they had received numerous rejection letters from major record labels in the early 1970s. By 1975, the demo tape had fallen into the hands of CBS-owned Epic Records, who signed them. Epic wanted the band to record in Los Angeles with a record producer, but Scholz was unwilling and wanted to record the album in his basement studio, so he hired Boylan to run interference with the label. In an elaborate ruse, Scholz tricked the label into thinking the band was recording on the West Coast, when in reality, the bulk was being tracked solely by Scholz at his Massachusetts home. The album's contents are a complete recreation of the band's demo tape, and contain songs written and composed many years prior. The album's style, often referred to as the "Boston sound", was developed through Scholz's love of classical music, melodic hooks and guitar-heavy rock groups such as the Kinks and the Yardbirds, as well as a number of analogue electronic effects developed by Scholz in his home studio. Besides Scholz, who played most of the instruments on nearly all of the tracks, and Delp, other musicians appear on the album. Drummer Jim Masdea worked extensively with Scholz during the writing, arranging, and demo process and plays drums on one song on the final album, "Rock & Roll Band". Sib Hashian plays drums on the rest of the tracks. Guitarist Barry Goudreau and bassist Fran Sheehan, who joined the band after most of the tracks had been recorded, contribute some overdubs to "Foreplay/Long Time" and appear in the final track on the album, "Let Me Take You Home Tonight", which was recorded separately from the rest of the album. The album was released by Epic in August 1976 and broke sales records, becoming the best-selling debut LP in the US at the time, and winning the RIAA Century Award as best selling debut album. The album's singles, most notably "More Than a Feeling" and "Long Time", were both AM and FM hits, and nearly the entire album receives constant rotation on classic rock radio. The album has been referred to as a landmark in '70s rock and has been included on many lists of essential albums. It has sold at least 17 million copies in the United States alone and at least 20 million worldwide making it one of the best selling debut albums of all time.

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Rating

3.68

Votes

5500

Genres

  • Hard Rock
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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

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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Thu Jan 27 2022
2

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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Tue Sep 15 2020
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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Mon Nov 23 2020
5

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

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Tue Sep 14 2021
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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Sun Dec 27 2020
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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Sat Apr 24 2021
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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Sun Feb 21 2021
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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Tue Sep 14 2021
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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Thu Jan 27 2022
3

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

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Mon Mar 08 2021
5

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

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Sat Feb 13 2021
5

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

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Tue Jan 19 2021
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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Wed Jul 14 2021
5

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

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Tue Sep 14 2021
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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Sat Nov 27 2021
5

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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Fri May 14 2021
4

Peak dad rock. This dad approves.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
3

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

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Thu Jan 27 2022
3

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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Tue Oct 26 2021
2

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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Fri Apr 01 2022
2

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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Tue Jan 11 2022
1

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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Tue Jun 22 2021

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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

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

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Sun Feb 21 2021
5

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

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

An amazing album, enjoyed every single bit of it!

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

Easily one of the best classic rock albums.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

Basically hit after hit. one of my fav

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

Fantastic album. Pretty much every song bangs

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Sat May 22 2021
5

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

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Tue Mar 02 2021
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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Wed Jun 09 2021
5

Amazingly good album.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
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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Fri May 14 2021
5

Insta-5. What even can be said?

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Classic rock, great album.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
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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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Muy bueno, rock y temazos

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

5

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Tue Feb 16 2021
5

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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Tue Feb 16 2021
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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Fri Mar 05 2021
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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Fri Feb 26 2021
5

Classic album by a classic band

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Wed Mar 17 2021
5

Classic but every song sounds the same

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

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

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Sun Mar 14 2021
5

cool

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Tue May 04 2021
5

Fantastic album, it put me in a great mood

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Sat Jun 19 2021
5

Fantastic!

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Mon Apr 19 2021
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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Sun May 23 2021
5

Great album

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Mon May 10 2021
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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Fri May 07 2021
5

Great memories. Great album

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Really enjoyed the album. Excellent guitar and vocal work.

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Mon May 17 2021
5

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

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Mon Jul 26 2021
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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Mon Jul 26 2021
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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Thu Aug 05 2021
5

just great, full of absolute bangers

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Mon Aug 09 2021
5

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

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Thu Sep 09 2021
5

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

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Fri Sep 10 2021
5

Banger after banger

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Sat Sep 11 2021
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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Sat Sep 18 2021
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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Sun Sep 19 2021
5

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

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Sat Oct 02 2021
5

A whole album of straight bangers.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
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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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

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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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

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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Wed Oct 13 2021
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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Wed Oct 13 2021
5

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

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Thu Oct 14 2021
5

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

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Thu Oct 14 2021
5

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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Sat Oct 16 2021
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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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

Love it

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Thu Nov 11 2021
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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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

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Sun Nov 14 2021
5

all hits in one album classic

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

Ifhem, aħjar minn Festen jew x'illalla jisimhom.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
5

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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Fri Nov 26 2021
5

Fun classic rock album. Great for cruisin’!

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Sun Nov 28 2021
5

Fantastic album.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
5

Classic Rock Perfection

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Thu Dec 02 2021
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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Mon Dec 27 2021
5

So good

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Thu Dec 30 2021
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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Wed Jan 05 2022
5

Classic

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Tue Jan 11 2022
5

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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Tue Oct 12 2021
5

Another perfect debut album.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

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

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

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

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

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

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

Animado. Um arzinho anos 80, toque futurista

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Sat Jan 29 2022
5

A classic.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
5

A classic

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Fri Feb 25 2022
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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Sun Feb 27 2022
5

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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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

This is so rad

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Thu Mar 10 2022
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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Wed Mar 30 2022
5

Quite iconic.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
5

Perfect.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
5

One of my favorite albums of all time. So goooooooood

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

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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Fri Apr 08 2022
5

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

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Wed Apr 13 2022
5

Easiest 5 stars yet

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Wed Apr 13 2022
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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Sat Apr 16 2022
5

Great rock album, catchy as hell songs

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Tue Apr 26 2022
5

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

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Wed May 04 2022
5

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

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Wed May 11 2022
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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Fri May 13 2022
5

Not a single miss on this album, great stuff

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Tue May 24 2022
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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Tue May 24 2022
5

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

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Sat Jun 04 2022
5

I love it when I think I know what the best song on an album is and I find one I like even better. Best track: Smokin'

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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

Fantastic. Fun, great instrumentation, and the vocals to match. My first 5!

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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

Just an absolutely perfect album.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
5

Bass lines out the wazoo. Every track could be someone else's career-defining single.

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Fri Jul 01 2022
5

Great album that I've never listened to, but of course I've heard probably every song on the radio. Not sure I knew all these songs were Boston. Good shit 5/5

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Mon Jul 04 2022
5

Man, what a classic. Basically the Bible for classic rock fans, it’s just front-to-back festival of summer bangers. Perfect for a 4th of July weekend in the pool, which is exactly when we got it. Hard to believe this is a debut, that this band came right out the gate with a sound so strong and resonant. Joey made a joke about all the songs sounding the same, and while he’s not entirely right, he’s not entirely wrong either. There’s a very uniform vibe to the whole thing, but it’s a vibe I’m on board with. Nostalgia and positivity, maybe even a little anti-capitalism. Love it. Favorite tracks: More than a Feeling, Peace of Mind, Foreplay Long Time, Hitch a Ride, Smokin. Album art: Also a classic, iconic cover for the classic rock era. Guitar spaceships? That’s what every rock band on Earth wanted to sound like at the time. Love the art and the colors, just unforgettable. 5/5

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Mon Jul 04 2022
5

Perfect album for Friday. No real comments needed. Welcome to the list Boston, we’ve been waiting for you. Perfect album for rocking, summer, the pool, really anything.

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Mon Jul 04 2022
5

Classic rock… love it !!!

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

More than a feeling / Peace of mind are the ones I remembered. Need to re-listen the rest to get a better idea. Still a great album.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

First song recovnized from filling station more than à feeeeeling

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Fri Jul 15 2022
5

Pure classic rock. No misses on the album at all, some great guitar work, and catchy tunes that get stuck in your head. Great stuff.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
5

One of my all time favorites. I never tire of this record. The vocals, the distinctly Boston guitar sound, keyboards, everything about this is classic rock.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
5

I loved this album as a kid and I still do. I remember the first time I heard More than a Feeling, I couldn't get it out of my head for days. The album sounds amazing and after I learn that Tom Scholz played and recorded all but the vocals in his basement how can you not give it 5 stars.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
5

Amanda loves this album. I haven't listened to it, or spent much time listening to Boston! But I'm loving it. Mr. Roy would play this album on vinyl in their garage, getting up to no good while Mrs. Roy gardened. I really enjoyed the vibe/era that the album evoked. It filled the living room nicely.

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Sun Jul 24 2022
5

This is a perfect rock album, one of the truly great albums of the last 50 years and a strong candidate for best debut album ever. This is music made for blasting loudly out of car speakers on a summer day. The songs are catchy and a blast to listen to. What else do you need? Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): More Than a Feeling, Peace of Mind, Foreplay/Long Time, Something About You, Rock & Roll Band, Hitch a Ride, Smokin', Let Me Take You Home Tonight

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

This album is for me personally a five. Listened to it allot when i was younger so almost all songs on this album is a banger for me. So a biased five.

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Tue Aug 02 2022
5

One of my favorite bands and favorite albums of all time!

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Mon Aug 08 2022
5

Maybe it’s cheesy boomer rock, but it’s just flawless. I’m constantly amazed at how FANTASTIC male singers were in the 70s and early 80s. NOBODY sings like this in popular music these days. I love guys who can sing crazy high and still sound like guys.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

4.6 - fantastic album. One hit after another. Great classic rock.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

Wow. I loved every second of this album

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Mon Aug 29 2022
5

It’s Boston, we all know Boston

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

Amazing, one of the best debut album's I've heard.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Weird detail but here it is. Rock and Roll Band is my favourite song to play in Rock Band

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Classic classic rock

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

This is a great album that I’m already familiar with. Absolute classic from start to finish. Extremely well-crafted and memorable performances. Particularly the vocals, guitars and synths.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Very darkness

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Fri Sep 16 2022
5

Not bad. Few big hits.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

Classic rock album start to finish.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

About fifteen years ago, a friend and I were walking home, quite drunk, after a night of youthful revels. Our conversation that evening was about The Perfect Album, and whether it existed. Our conclusion was that the closest thing in existence was the debut Boston album. As a classic rock album, it ticks every box - 'More Than a Feeling', 'Smokin'', 'Rock And Roll Band', 'Something About You' - all masterpieces of the genre. On top of that you've got the distinctive, skyscraper vocals of the late Brad Delp and the equally identifiable guitar tone of mastermind Tom Scholz. That's where the real mustard is - the appeal of this album is universal enough to sell oodles, but has so much fun and interesting noise that only Boston could conjure up. They flamed out pretty quickly, but their first album? A stone cold masterpiece.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

wah

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Classic album, every track is good

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

altas medialugnas

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

Excellent album, me replonge en enfance! Je l'ai écouté tant de fois.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
5

A classic. Start to finish it is amazing.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
5

Great cover, amazing album! Such a great track list, such smooth guitars and melodies. The production is incredible, so many riffs are double tracked, and the solo at the end of hitch a ride has to be one of the best in history.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
5

Rock setentero. Vinilo.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
5

Sono contento di ascoltare questo album! Credo di non averlo mai fatto completamente. 'More than a feeling' è meravigliosa. Molto bella anche la seconda, ho un'unica paura: che mettendo la prima così, non si riesca a mantenere lo stesso livello per tutto il disco. Però, però... 'Hitch a ride' mi dà i brividi!

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

Such great instrumentation, and Brad Delp's voice is unforgettable

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Sat Nov 12 2022
5

love this album! college daze! so amazing

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

I haven't listened to this record since the 90's and it's a trip down memory lane. It sounds so good.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
5

This album is 70's guitar rock perfection. It is the foundational work on which my understanding and appreciation of this genre is built. Truly deserving of being on all the “best” lists. I had never read the history of how this album came to be. An incredible story that I'd love to see dramatized. I had not considered how such an artifact no doubt sprung from a perfectionist genius sneaking around in a dingy basement studio against the corporate overlords’ wishes. A real treat to spend today listening to Boston. Remarkable listening to this today knowing every note of every song and still being blown away by how great it is.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
5

Yes!

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Fri Nov 18 2022
5

Great rock from the 70s!!

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Fri Nov 18 2022
5

If I were to select something to represent what classic 70s rock sounds like it would be this. I was surprised just how well I knew this album without knowing I did. It's just sort of always been part of the fabric of society, I guess.

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Sat Nov 19 2022
5

This might be the most efficient album every, 36 minutes of straight banners

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Sun Nov 27 2022
5

Auténtico discazo de rock setentero, con una voz muy intensa, melodías muy reconocibles y posos de haber una gran banda detrás

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Sun Nov 29 2020
4

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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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

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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Tue Mar 16 2021
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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Sun Jun 13 2021
4

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

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

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

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Unbridled classic Rock. Brilliant

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Fri May 28 2021
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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Wed May 19 2021
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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Wed Jun 16 2021
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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Fri May 07 2021
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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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

Classic, bbq music

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

Great Album to jam out to

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

yarr

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

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

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Good 80s rock album

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

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

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Sat Apr 24 2021
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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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

Very fun album.

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Tue Feb 16 2021
4

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

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

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

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Sun Feb 28 2021
4

Cool album

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Wed Jul 21 2021
4

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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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

Some fun bops for sure.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

rock symp

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Wed Jul 21 2021
4

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

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

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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Sat Feb 20 2021
4

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

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

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

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

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

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

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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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

"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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Fri May 07 2021
4

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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Fri May 07 2021
4

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

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Wed Apr 14 2021
4

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

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Thu May 20 2021
4

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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Fri May 07 2021
4

Banger

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Sun May 23 2021
4

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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Sun Jul 18 2021
4

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

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Fri May 07 2021
4

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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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

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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Mon May 24 2021
4

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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Sun May 23 2021
4

Pretty nice but not very.

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Mon May 17 2021
4

Slaps

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