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Electric Warrior

T. Rex

1971

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Oh my God. I love everything about this album. Every single song. Best T Rex album hands down. He caught lightning in a bottle here. What a tight little package - so efficient/effective. Cooked to perfection with just the right amount of seasoning in the production. The thing I think I love the most is probably his intonation/phrasing/inflection on nearly every line. So passionate and memorable. Burned into me. Unlike Donovan, Marc Bolan figured out how to transition out of the mystical 60s folk thing and into the sexy ass rock of the 70s. Both a sensitive whimsical dreamer and a rocker with some serious balls. So much catchy joy through it all. Highest caliber pleasure. There might be albums that I like more in one way or another or that mean more to me but I consider this a perfect album. Even the imperfections are perfect. Gotta listen to the expanded and remastered version. Bonus: cult favorites of mine, Flo and Eddie of the Turtles, are on backing vox. I feel they might be the real secret ingredient in making the mix really shine.

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The album that essentially kick-started the U.K. glam rock craze, Electric Warrior completes T. Rex's transformation from hippie folk-rockers into flamboyant avatars of trashy rock & roll. There are a few vestiges of those early days remaining in the acoustic-driven ballads, but Electric Warrior spends most of its time in a swinging, hip-shaking groove powered by Marc Bolan's warm electric guitar. The music recalls not just the catchy simplicity of early rock & roll, but also the implicit sexuality -- except that here, Bolan gleefully hauls it to the surface, singing out loud what was once only communicated through the shimmying beat. He takes obvious delight in turning teenage bubblegum rock into campy sleaze, not to mention filling it with pseudo-psychedelic hippie poetry. In fact, Bolan sounds just as obsessed with the heavens as he does with sex, whether he's singing about spiritual mysticism or begging a flying saucer to take him away. It's all done with the same theatrical flair, but Tony Visconti's spacious, echoing production makes it surprisingly convincing. Still, the real reason Electric Warrior stands the test of time so well -- despite its intended disposability -- is that it revels so freely in its own absurdity and willful lack of substance. Not taking himself at all seriously, Bolan is free to pursue whatever silly wordplay, cosmic fantasies, or non sequitur imagery he feels like; his abandonment of any pretense to art becomes, ironically, a statement in itself. Bolan's lack of pomposity, back-to-basics songwriting, and elaborate theatrics went on to influence everything from hard rock to punk to new wave. But in the end, it's that sense of playfulness, combined with a raft of irresistible hooks, that keeps Electric Warrior such an infectious, invigorating listen today.

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“Electric Warrior” by T-Rex. Never listened to this album. I’m only familiar with their hit “Get It On”, which is good, but kind of canned pop. It was all over the radio in 1971. (Interesting side fact: In the U.S., it was titled “Bang the Gong” to distinguish it from “Get It On” by the American band Chase—a MUCH better song! I strongly urge you to listen to it. Horn virtuosity par excellence!) Anyway, this album is only ‘okay’, in my opinion. Instrumentals lack variety and individual performances are so-so (except Ian McDonald’s great baritone & alto sax work). Drums and bass are mechanical, sans any semblance of creativity. Whoever thought of putting bongos on a country rock setting (“Jeepster”) should be shot. Rick Wakeman is listed as doing backing piano on “Get It On”. Rick Wakeman (later of Yes and much solo work) is a genius. I bet he regrets his cadaverous contribution to this piece of pop. Orchestral background on “Cosmic Dancer” is pallid and derivative. Listen to Moody Blues instead. (Or METALLICA, for God’s sake!) Same with choral backing on “Monolith”. Marc Nolan’s lead vocals are bad. When he doesn’t overdub himself, I feel like I need a chalkboard to scratch in order to drown him out. “Lean Woman Blues” is so far from the blues, it’s yellow. Lyrics are formulaic, lacking depth—kind of like flowered wallpaper. No mystery. No sense. Words seem to be chosen simply for their aural texture (on the generous assumption that they actually thought about it). These lyrics remind me of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded by the Light”—ear candy. Production value is primitive, even for 1971. Listening to this album today makes me want to go out and buy me some bubble gum. When I was 16, I probably would have thought it was cool. But then, at that time I was wearing bell-bottomed pants and paisley shirts. 2/5

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Not bad, but it felt like the songs were always building toward a payoff that never came. It kept climbing slowly up the ladder to the high dive, building anticipation, getting to the edge... and then turning around and just climbing back down. Musical edging with no satisfying release. I want to enjoy this more than I really do.

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As in other landmark albums reviewed like 'Nevermind' or 'Rumours', 'Electric Warrior' is a top-of-genre, jewel of the crown of the glam-rock movement and one of best 70s rock efforts

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S teir glam rock masterpiece

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5

One of my favorite albums, all-time. Top to bottom, it is great. Effortless psych boogie. Sure, The Motivator is just a Bang A Gong part 2, but this is an essential album. If I don't give this 5 stars, I'm not sure there are any 5 star albums.

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5

Very very enjoyable

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5

I completely misread what kind of music T. Rex made. This is very chill, super fun guitar driven jams. There's a through-line of vulnerability in the music. I enjoyed this very much.

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5

Fuckin' rocked.

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5

Glam rock masterpiece

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5

Love it, so many great songs I'd heard over the years, esp cosmic dancer

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5

Incredible

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5

mto bom

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Ty Segall led me to T. Rex a while back and they quickly became one of my faves. I think this album is a gem.

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5

Classic Trex

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5

Great album, right up my alley. didnt skip a song

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5

One of my favorite albums. A classic!

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5

Life's a Gas, Yeah!

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5

Un disco seminal!!! Me encanta

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5

Album juz zaslyszany lata temu, ktory po lekturze 20 century boys nie mozna bylo nie sprawdzic co zainspirowalo pana mangowego do referencji w swoim dziele, w ten sposob poznalem t rexa oraz samego Pana Bolana, ktory nie tylko frontuje wokalnie i gitarkowo, ale jest takze mozgiem za tekstowa strona grupy, na tym albumie wszystkie traki sa jego piora, a wyszly kawalki przystepnego rokowania zwanego rowniez glam rockiem, bo wlasnie ten album zapoczatkowal fale glamowania na wyspach, a sam bolan stal sie jego ikona, zapoczatkowal i odszedl gdy byl na szczycie, a wydac ostatni swoj ostatni album pod tytulem dandy in the underworld jeszcze bardziej tworzy magie wokol tej legendy, ale nie sama postac, ale to co stworzyla zostaly, bo jak dla mnie bolanowe wokale sa czesto wyznacznikiem tego jak rokowanie powinno byc spiewane, lecz nie tylko za sprawa wokali ten album jest czyms co nazwalbym przystepnym rokiem, rozwazne wykorzystanie instrumntow nietypowe bongosy czy tamburyny nadaja unikalnego charakteru temu materialowi, jak czesto mam problem z popowymi lirykami i spiewaniu o niczym, tak tutaj pomimo swojej popowosci i belkotliwemu charakterowi nie da sie tego odczuc, nie wpada on rowniez w pulapke mialkosci dzwieku jak to zazwyczaj bywa w muzyce popularnej, ze jeden trak przypomina do zludzenia drugi, na jednym potrafi pokazac smooth gitarkowanie, zeby zaraz szarpac za struny, wykorzystanie studyjnych grajow tez jest w punkt, jak na traku get it on klawisze, ktore przemykaja miedzy riffami tworza wlasnie to cos, na plejce mialem juz mambo sun i monolith, ale dorzuce dodatkowo get it on i rip off

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Cosmic Dancer 🕺 Jeepster 👌🏻 Get it on 🙌🏻 Life’s a Gas 😎

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5

Very familiar with this album. It's really a great intro to T Rex, the simple but earnest lyrics, the kind of silly straight-up rock anthems, and the breadth.

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5

'Fuck yeah' kind of rock music.

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5

Grunge rock, sleazy but solid and impressive musically. Like a harder, more visceral Deerhunter. They've definitely influenced plenty bands I listen to. Need to explore more

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5

Great album, really fun to listen to, enjoyed every song on it.

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5

Dope album. Would definitely listen again.

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5

Very solid album from legendary group. That's it.

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5

This album is so good that we feel bad we rate other albums five stars

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5

I can taste the folk origins here, and the thin Glam veneer is actually surprising potent in such a small dose. This is simultaneously the most confident and the most relaxed Glam rock record.

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5

Este sí es un álbum que todo mundo debería escuchar y que relativamente pocos han escuchado. Musicalmente hablando me gusta mucho lo que hace con la guitarra, siendo de los primeros en hacer un "riff" y convertirlo en la base de la canción. Me gusta también el uso de las voces, que no son decoradas o exageradas pero si con melodías que invitan a cantar. Conocí este disco hace unos doce años y desde entonces lo tengo en mi rotación. Honestamente lo demás de T.Rex y de Marc Bolan no me gusta tanto como esto, que siento que es una influencia enorme en mucho de lo que vino en el Rock después.

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5

De esas bandas importantes y a veces muy olvidadas, recuerdo que los mencioné hace tiempo en una de las reseñas (revisando veo que fue con The Auteurs). Pioneros de glam es muy interesante como hay canciones que se notan en sus vertientes tanto con un sonido tipo Bowie como Girl o medio Lou Reed como Life's a Gas... en realidad el sonido clave del glam en toda su expresión, no diría que son sus creadores pero sí quizá quienes en su momento ayudaron a su explosión y haciéndolo de manera magistral. El disco tiene un lugar extremadamente merecido en la lista, no solo por esa importancia histórica, no solo porque la gente conozca de dónde viene la canción de Get It On, sino solamente por ser un disco que destila lo que no veo otra manera que llamarle "rock cool," te llama a ponerlo, relajarte y solo dejarte llevar. Variado, agradable, 40 minutos de puro disfrute setentero.

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5

Bolan takes the pop and rock and roll that came before him and makes something that somehow stills sounds and feels futuristic. It’s fun, sexy, sleazy, dirty, funky and gorgeous. An actual peer of Bowie and an antecedent to Prince.

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5

Bolan's best album

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5

Loved it!

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5

Loved it! Haven’t heard for decades..

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5

A great rock/glam rock album. Bang a Gong sounds like it could be a Black Keys song.

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5

Super cool. Guitar riffs were awesome. Very catchy songs

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5

Superb album. We were cruelly robbed of a fantastic talent. I often think of what wonders he would have given us had he not been tragically killed.

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4

Pop personified…. This is just rockin rollin melodies!

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4

Pretty good, has some excellent songs. Could use more energy and ocasionally lags a bit. Closer to a 3.5

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Something i guess what Black Keys tries to execute and lot of indie folk-rock/bedroom bands as well. But this guy’s sound seems too personal when it comes to cadence. I love it, its heavyy and heaven-sent. The glam isn’t being shined but its all spilled in pretty dark matter. album is fuckin splendid

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4

Nice

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4

Pretty good overall. Last song had some questionable lyrics which makes me wonder if the rest did too and I wasnt paying attention

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4

Fedt album. Kunne måske godt vokse på en med lidt flere gennemlytninger. Rocket stil

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4

T. Rex rules.

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4

Funky I liked the Robinson squash song

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4

Fun, Funky garage rock. I'm glad this was the first album. Off to a great start.

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4

This album is very nice. I reminds me of my great uncle Ken just vibing to this one that on the dance floor at my wedding. T Rex is ultimate glam-pop-pre-punk-pre-grunge radness

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4

Bursting with energy, potential, and charm. It seems like something I should looove, but it's missing something, so I merely like it a whole lot. Nice mix of riffy rock and introspective ballads, balancing a tension that's at one laidback and yet maintains an urgent glammy ethos.

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4

Released three weeks after I was, this album is feeling its age as much as I am these days. It sounds dated, it is very seventies with no mistaking. I've always been a fan, my older sister's fault. An entire album of this might be going too far though, I could have done with a couple of tracks less. Still, a good listen.

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4

good style, bang a gong is fantastic but rest aren't as catchy

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4

Also very fun, very 70s. Good vibes and catchy lines.

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4

Really interesting vibe, hard to even classify the genre, but all the songs are quite good.

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4

will def listen again, Liked the vocals, funky guitars and the psychedelic vibe some songs were like soft rock genre

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4

Came out the year I was born. Again, minimal filler, every song hitting distinctly. As a rock fan it took me a ridiculously long time to get into T. Rex

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4

the sound mixing is very good, it's pleasant and catchy music. Perfect for a roadtrip. Great Pop-Rock! I really like the arrangements - Each Instrument and the singing get their parts while the groove is playing on in. The use of stereo audio is not the beatles level of having only certain instruments per ear but its more balanced.

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4

Mambo Sun is the same tune as Like You in the jungle book. A funky folk rock vibe, I dig it. I forgot about the song get it on! I didn’t know it was by them.

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Having only known "Get It On" this was a great listen to get more into T.Rex. Good poppy rock, with some catchy tunes. Highlights: -Cosmic Dancer -Get it On -Life's a Gas -Hot Love

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4

Clear connection to the blues and a fun pop around.

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4

I’ve never really given T.Rex a run, but should’ve Cos that’s some good shit right there

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4

Real groovy, like it a lot.

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well, that was some t. rex for sure. i have the opposite of a soft spot in my heard for Get It On, because i hated the Power Station cover, and it was all over V66 back in the day, and i could not escape it. but man, they were something, huh?

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4

Lovely jubbly. A proper piece of 'origins of rock'

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4

🦖🦖🦖🦖 4 Dinosaurs out 5

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4

Great album. It's a fun vibe all the way through. I've revisited it many times over the years

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4

Marvellous! Very nostalgic for me. The days when we bought and really listened to whole albums. I think Marc Bolan's music might have evolved interestingly had he not died so young.

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4

☆☆☆☆

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I listened to this on my Bose headphones (MC says they blow) on the way to the coffeshop yesterday and was reminded that when I first heard the full album as a teenager, I was amazed by the production. I'm not sure what it was: the falsetto backup vocals, the strings, the sax, the full-time conga player maybe? It's a great headphone tester. The psychedelic, fairytale lyrics wouldn't cut it today, but the music sounds as fresh as it did 50 years ago, and many of the songs are classics.

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4

I was already familiar with the hits on this, and enjoyed most of the other songs on the album.

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4

Toe tappers

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4

Easy listening

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4

Great rock n roll. Remembered the hits “Jeepster” and “Bang a Gong” from my college days where they were in regular rotation on the campus radio Classic Rock Show. I own the album from back then, but don’t recall ever playing it. Really like “Lean Woman Blues” very much in the Brit blues style of that era (eg John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers). Rest of it super solid.

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4

Released three weeks after I was, this album is feeling its age as much as I am these days. It sounds dated, it is very seventies with no mistaking. I've always been a fan, my older sister's fault. An entire album of this might be going too far though, I could have done with a couple of tracks less. Still, a good listen.

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4

Some fairly generic glam rock tracks, but also some really lovely sweeping orchestral pieces. Original track listing is just the right length, will definitely listen again

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4

What a good gateway from blues rock into alt. rock. A very solid album all the way through. Simple and still sophisticated

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4

Really thought I submitted this review but apparently I didn't? Either way, would listen again. Pleasantly surprised at how much I dug this album.

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4

Интересный стиль, некоторые треки больше раздражают.

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4

Really good album. Some songs reminded me a bit of Science Fiction Double Feature in Rocky Horror. Overall, really enjoyed it.

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Dette likte jeg! Føltes ut som jeg hadde hørt mange av sangene før selv om jeg tror jeg ikke har det, litt sånn deja vu. Liker særlig godt stemmen til vokalisten, go gitar-spillinga (er det en gitarsoloen på cosmic dancer spilt inn baklengs??). I motsetning til en av de andre albumene vi har hatt syntes jeg de tregere låtene her var vel så gode som de raskere, med Monolith og Cosmic Dancer som to av høydepunktene.

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4

This Glam Rock album was extremely fun to listen to. Supposedly this album influenced a decades worth of Glam Rock and Rock & Roll music in Britain after it was released, so it's an important piece of music history.

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4

I really liked a lot of this album. Some of the songs were familiar, and a lot of other ones were fun first listens. I enjoyed listening to Electric Warrior.

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4

A lovely, energetic slice of glam rock.

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4

Really enjoyed this album. "Get It On" has always been a fun song, but the whole album is a pretty easy listen.

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4

so good

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4

I kind of get "The Beatles" mixed with a little David Bowie vibe from this band. Very reminiscent of early British rock. Had a couple of bangers, I didn't realize T. Rex wrote "Bang a Gong".

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overall thoughts: got some BANGERS on here. on the last track I was like alright last one lesgooo but daaamn Rip Off might be my fave one. def a couple tracks I can come back to, i like the dude's raspy-growl thing he got when he sings. very classic rock. not a bad track on here but I did think some of the lyrics on like 2 songs were kinda ehhh. overall, some great rock. also bongos. 4/5. fave tracks: Jeepster, bang a gong, life's a gas, rip off 🔥

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4

Lots of filler songs, but get it on is a great song. I liked the style of music generally but many of the songs ended up sounding the same

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4

Really great classic rock album and the beginning of glam. ‘Get It On’ and ‘Cosmic Dancer’ are classics.

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4

Classic

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4

Mean as stuff brutha

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4

Surprisingly excellent, especially Cosmic Dancer, oml

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4

This is a great album. I discovered within the last few years and everytime I put it on I feel both nostalgic and fresh as the music is really timeless. One of my favorite "discoveries" 4.5 stars

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4

Kinda has a funkier Rolling Stones vibe. Pretty solid

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4

Great one, I had never heard it though I was familiar with T Rex work, I like it, it sounds influential AF.

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4

A classic.

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4

T. Rex definitely paved the way for UK glam rock and I am forever grateful for it. What a pleasant listening experience!

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4

Marc Bolan was a master of cool guitar tones and chugging rhythms and this album is a shining example of all that. A wild songwriter and a killer glam showman, and a band that plays fast and loose. Just a feel good record overall.

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4

Get It On! Enjoyed it.

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4

Makes me wonder how big T Rex could have been if not for Marc Bolan’s untimely death

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4

Some well known jams, generally good music. Didn't like the vocals as much, felt like they were mixed too low, and didn't stand out much.

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4

Excellent.

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Oh Boy Marc and Tony Visconti at their creative heights. Just love this move from Psychedelia to Glam you can hear Bolan moving as you play this he was a fame Junkie and was much loved for sure. Musically the transition from The 60's peace love and understanding to the Anarchic Punk of 75+ can be traced through the Glam of Bolan Bowie et-al. (And of course onward to the New Romantics who where Glam + Thatcherite values!) The poetry of Cosmic Dancer and the pure pop of Get It On and Jeepster make this a worthwhile listen alone. Love the horns on Girl remind of Billy Braggs arrangement of horns on some of his tracks.

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4

Soft 4 stars. What’s really holding this back is the length. If they cut about 3 songs it would be better. Just too repetitive. But overall a good listen

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4

Very T Rexy. Surprised by the amount of classic blues in there. Brilliantly produced and decent span of styles.

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4

it may sound dated, but this is the album that influenced 80s and 90s rock and is still influential today.

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4.5 + Simply the sexiest glam rock there is. So many bops on this record that have held up - my three year old and I can agree on that point. And "Cosmic Dancer" is just such a strange and haunting track that always seems to stop me in my tracks.

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4

The origin of glam rock - it's a gas! Fave track - I mean, it's gotta be "Get it On" really. "Cosmic Dancer" is great too...

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4

This must have been so influrntial

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4

Was OK music, just didn't fit my current mood. Maybe on a later listen I might enjoy it more

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4

Get it on top nummer. Toffe rock

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4

Piacevole. Ritmi simpatici e molto orecchiabili. Mi è piaciuta molto cosmic dancer.

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4

Really fun, vibey rock and roll

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This is a fun pop record. I did not realize T. Rex had been around since1971 let alone the 1960s! Mambo Sun is a very subtle intro to the album. But a fun vibe is created with it and the album does take a mellow tone in its early tracks. Bang a Gong is still great. I see why people like these guys. There's a real Bowie sound too. I like it all.

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4

Oi what the hell. This is actually pretty good. T. Rex is a band I've always known of, but never actually listened to. Sure, there were familiar tunes here, and I'm sure I'd recognize some of their other songs, but I never could've placed them, probably. This album has groove. It's got thump. I like it.

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4

Yes, we can boogie.

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3

6/10 quite forgettable

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3

Ok

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3

Not bad. I’m pretty sure the Bang a Gong song was on a commercial but I have no idea which one and it bothers me. I wasn’t a fan at first but it grew on me.

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3

all songs seems very similar

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3

Some bangers, but lots of filler for my taste.

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3

Easy listen, but nothing crazy imo. Enjoyed The Motivator and Get it On (ofc) the most. 6/10

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3

Soft rock, not usually my type. But then heard a song and thought, "So that's who sings this." (Bang a Gong)

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3

Nice! Quite groovy and rocky.

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3

More upbeat and happier than I anticipated from my previous exposure to T.Rex.

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Very beach rock / Beatles knock-off band. It was fine but really not what I normally listen to. Stop trying to make Jeepster happen.

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3

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Ganz gut

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Get it on gets it on, but I'm not hot on this

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3

Little bit off for my taste. I think it’s the singer’s voice that I just did not enjoy

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3

A little disappointing but not bad.

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3

Interesting but not memorable

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3

As a rule of thumb, being glam rock isn't a great start if you're an album that wants to be appreciated. However, there's a definitely a couple of good songs here if you can sift through the rest of the drivel that makes up the bulk of the album.

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I have definitely heard some of these tracks, but never knew they were T. Rex. Another artist I'm aware of but haven't listened to much. I like it but not sure I'd listen to it on my own. Reminds me of a very subdued Queen, which makes sense considering T.Rex is considered Glam Rock. 3.5 rounded down to 3. It's a liiiiittle too poppy than I would like. I could see why some would rate it 4 or 5. Fav tracks: Monolith

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3

I recognized one of these jams. Cool album.

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3

The classics are great but other songs washed over me

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3

Was fun enough. At times reminded me or marcys playground. Holly didn't like it

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3

Bang a Gong... So good, didn't even realize it was a T. Rex song. Rest of the album was fine and good but didn't blow me away.

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Ok

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Initial critique - Clearly influenced by the Beatles, not always in a positive way. Lyrics contrived in their whimsy. Blues guitar. Shades of bowie Not special. Final critique - 6.0/10 Nothing entirely original. May not have been the case at the original release of album. Great guitar tracks. Some really nice composition of songs but always sounded like it could have been a wannabe bowie song. Good music but not something I will seek again. Best tracks - monolith, ripoff*

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Meh 6/10 mellow rock

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Wasn’t particularly memorable except for Bang A Gong. Nice background mood music.

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Some good tunes.

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cosmic dancer is a great tune, thought it was bowie

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Fun to Jam, recognized some songs I didn't realize were T. Rex. Feels cool as hell, but only a few rise above better than average after two listens. It's a 3.5 I'm gonna need to round down.

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C’est original, mais pas vraiment mon gout. Un 3.5*

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Meh

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Bang a Gong the most notable song. Nice album, T Rex just isn't my thing because it sounds like generic 70s rock. 6/10.

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Reminds me of David Bowie, with a little more guitar/rock edge. Definitely a 70's sound. Some good electric and acoustic playing.

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More 70s american pop rock, "the only culture"

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Different in a good way

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Pleasant surprise again - doesn't sound dated at all, and some real top tracks.

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This is the band that sings “Get it on” and I think some of the other songs on this album are better than that one.

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Only got halfway thru

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Interesting how many of these albums are "genre defining" - makes sense given the list and how they would be considered some of the best albums of all time, but also weird to think "Glam Rock" was invented by one album

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good tunes. Bang A Gong always a toe-tapper.

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brit pop always takes me there

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I thought this was a solid album.

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It was pretty good. Bang the gong is definitely a classic. The rest was a little too 70’s for me

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Alright but didn’t blow me away

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Ok, not-bad, enjoyable rock. But completely unspectacular and unmemorable. Seems like these guys are only on this list because of their image/personas, which is fine of course. But that doesn't really come across the same way when listened to on Spotify 50 years later.

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The late great Marc Bolan & T Rex

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Chill musikk. Sitter ikke igjen med så mye etter å ha hørt på det, men har ikke noe imot å høre på det igjen sammen med gjengen.

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Dette albumet var veldig 50/50. Mye bra og deilige hooks, men mange av sangene utvida ikke noe særlig på de gode utgangspunktene, og gjorde dem til slutt lite dynamiske og spennende. Men resten av sangene traff godt og hardt! Vet ikke om jeg nødvendigvis vil komme tilbake til dette albumet i sin helhet, men går ut med mange nye bra sanger. Beste sanger: Get It On, Girl (litt Bowie-vibber) og Jeepster.

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Idk yet its probably ok

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Mistura de Beatles com Rolling Stones e um pouco de Elvis Presley

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Cosmic Dancer <3 Dosta cijenjen album, volim mu se vratiti, ne baš toliko, ali evo slušajuć opet, svaki put dobro zvuči pogotovo za svoje vrijeme. Vjerujem da je ovaj album dosta utjecajan.

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Early Glam rock. Enjoyable songs, slow melodies with some good riffs

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Never listened to T. Rex but super excited to check them out. UPDATE: This is getting way more rockabilly than I thought it would but I dig it.

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Not a lot of thoughts. Pretty decent overall. Is great music only great in context (apparently what makes this great is pioneering glam rock)? Without that context, it's only okay. Favourite song: "Cosmic Dancer"

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I really liked it it but it didnt blow my mind

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Interesting album. I was familiar with one song, but not really the band. It was a decent album.

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I had only heard Bang a Gong before. The other songs were wonderful.

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Always enjoyable finding a classic song that I never knew the artist. Some of the songs on this album are great. (Mambo sun and Bang a Gong) Some songs are ok but lacking that quality to get to the next step. Pretty good album just shy of great. 7.2/10

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I like the over all sound of the album. Gong seems to sound different from the rest of the album, not surprised that was the single. A lot of the songs seemed to build up to nothing. Like I was expecting a big hook or chorus but didn’t get it.

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-Mambo Sun -Cosmic Dancer -Jeepster -Life's A Gas

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pretty uniformly the same, but groovy.

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Hmm, sounds like the whole thing was recorded at half speed, with the singer whispering in the closet. Guitar was fun and lyrics are entertaining. Sort of a loungey rock and roll for late-night listening.

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Fun dad rock, nothing groundbreaking

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I like it, a few great tracks on here. 'Get it on' is a classic

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Enjoyed this more than expected!

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Most of the songs were pretty fun. Don't know if I'll listen to the whole album again, but maybe. Particularly liked: Mambo Sun, Get it on.

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It was ok

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Thought it was quite good without it Bolan me over.

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Very good, enjoyed this a lot.

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3,5/10

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Bit samey. Better than I thought

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Start of journey / first out of 1001

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This album is perfectly fine, until you get to Get It On, at which point it becomes a STONE COLD CLASSIC (TM).

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Very tight. Not as energetic as one might expect the "first glam rock album" to be, but I liked that: It's clearly historic, and a well-aged pop project.

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Eh, this is fine. Nothing bad or good about it.

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Not all great but Get It On is up there with very best.

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Very fun guitar work. I can see myself learning some of this stuff

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Solid 3/5. Not necessarily anything that I need to revisit but not terrible.

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Good old banger. Mix of drumbest vocals and rarer instruments

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yup

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Track 01 - 2.75/5 Track 02 - 1.25/5 Track 03 - 3/5 Track 04 - 3/5 Track 05 - 3.25/5 Track 06 - 3.75/5 Track 07 - 2/5 Track 08 - 1.5/5 Track 09 - 2.25/5 Track 10 - 4/5 Track 11 - 3.5/5 Track 12 - ?? Track 13 - 3.75/5 Track 14 - 3.5/5 Track 15 - 3.75/5 Overall: 3/5

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Cool sound. “Life’s a Gas” and “Rip Off” made me think I was listening to Modest Mouse.

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get it on, girl good tunes rest generic rock and roll

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I've always found T. Rex to be a little hit or miss, but the good songs are fantastic. Plenty of good ones here...enough to warrant three stars.

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The distinctive sound and clever lyrics that made Bang a Gong fun and memorable, are spread too thinly over way too many lifeless and repetitive songs.

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Carino ma non il mio genere

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Yeah, this one's really confusing to me. The composition, production, lead guitar, percussion, effects (especially effects) are all incredible. So slick and yet somehow so raw - ahead of their time, for the time. But I just can't get past the vocals - the guy's voice annoys me so much. The rhythm builds into a verse and you want him to belt, at least hold a god damn note for half a breath, but he does some weak ass affectation instead and ruins what could have been a powerful moment. The lead ascends into some wonderfully engineered break as if anticipating a climax in the arrangement, but the singer just steps in like his day job and follows it with some low energy repeat of the same chorus in the same tone as the last one. But you know, his accent is cool or something. It's not like he can't hold a note (life's a gas utilises his tone just right) or command a stage (rip off shows that)... Which implies he just doesn't want to - or maybe it's the studio effect and I'm feeling his apathy from singing the same song 20 times in a row. Or he fucked up his voice in the preceding years when he could still sing like a lead vocalist. Could he? I don't know him. Whatever it is I can very easily imagine a five star version of this album where each song is recorded with a different vocalist who can actually sing like they fucking mean it. Can't listen to this one unfortunately, despite the fact everything else about it is excellent.

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I mean I didn't love it. There were some songs I recognized that I had no clue were by this artist - but overall, I felt like I skipped more songs on this album than listened to completely.

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Helt greit, bra stemme men litt kjedelig ellers

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Not a fan of glam rock.

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Realised why I did not pick up on T Rex in the 70’s

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I have a hard time writing about music, and this album is a good example. It's cool, I just don't like the music. Do I understand why some people like it? Yes. Do I like it? No. Then how to rate it? 2.

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Pretty good but not too much my vibe

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Ok, aber echte Dinosaurier waren schon cooler

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meh

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This is album is apparently huge for glam rock but personally I found it to be a bit boring. Other than a sudden sax in a track or two, every audio track sounds dull and flattened and in every song on the album the sum of these always a similarly washed-out kind of beige nothing. Good on them for being the forerunners of a genre I know nothing about - that kind of provenance is always neat - but I can't say I feel particularly interested in those that followed them based on this album. Get It On is a cool little track though.

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Decent rock project. Classic classic rock.

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Had heard one or two songs before. Some are catchy, and the album is very much a reflection of its time. Not a group I really enjoyed before -- didn't actively dislike, just never felt that interested or engaged with their music.

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First time I’ve listened to the album. I definitely enjoyed Get It On, which I already heard and had in my library. The rest are just a much of a muchness.

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Confession: first time I'd ever heard "Bang A Gong" it was the Power Station cover, c1985. Since then I've heard the original a few thousand times - it's fine. It's fine. Just like the rest of the album. It's all fine. I suspect if I had been a teenager in 1971 when this came out I'd have loved it - the simple driving beats, 4 chords, accessible and simple melodies. It's just that I've heard it all so many times, and frankly ... I've heard better. I will say that I'd bet these songs would be really good live - ample room for good musicians to jam and expand the sound. It's tough to gauge something that may have been rather ground-breaking for the time which I know a lot of people hold this as, so I allow a little deference there. But.... is/was it so groundbreaking? Are these anything that early Kinks or Stones wouldn't trounce into the ground musically? I read that this is the "beginning of glam rock" but is that actually a genre or because Marc Bolan started wearing glitter? Absolutely nothing bad in here, and might get a knowing nod from me if I heard it out somewhere, but it's like a Ritz cracker with no topping. Oh, if you desperately need something to eat it'll do, but I'd really like some good cheese on top. Or frankly - a better cracker. 4/10 2 stars.

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it was okay, boring, obviously i knew the bong a gong but other than it was nothing spectacular

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Glam rock. Get it On is a good pop song, but not convinced by the album overall.

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Its a classic seventieth album. Not bad and a couple all time greatest. But is it truly exciting? Does it make me want to listen to it again? After a while I feel they all sound the same. So I don't have a need to listen to it again... Hence a 2 star.

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Interesting. Not something I would normally listen to and I found my self not really interested in listening now. However, I did enjoy it in some way. 2/5

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I now know why "Bang a Gong" is the only song I've heard from them.

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Favorite lyric - I danced myself right out of the womb. I feel that Get It On was the only song on the album that they focused on producing.

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There are like 2 decent songs. The rest of the album is kinda boring. Womp womp.

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This fell off the note I thought it was riffing on Bowie stuff. Some bright lights, but not enough

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Not my cup o tea

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Enjoyable.

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