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Mott

Mott The Hoople

1973

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Mott

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2.99

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5

oooh I like this already. some incredible 70s rock n roll. wasn’t a fan of the first half of the double track “I’m A Cadillac/“El Camino Dolo Roso” but the second half was amazing made me feel some kinda way. love me an all guy band with tight trousers and long hair 😍

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5

Great album this if you like influential Glam/Rock. Thanks to David Jones these boys played a little longer than they should. If it hadn't been for Bowie letting them have All The Young Dudes as a single after this then they would have quit a lot earlier than they did. Love "All The Way From Memphis" "Honaloochie Boogie" and "The Ballad Of Mott" which gives some insight into how close they where to quitting. Good Album and definitely on my list of Albums to hear before you die!

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5

Fun

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Like the last Mott album I got, I was pleasantly surprised by this album. Maybe it was due to lowered expectations (I've had a lot of duds lately) butthe songwriting is surprisingly solid and, while there are some tracks that are way too try-hard, the band sticks to its own thing for the most part. And that thing is solid. Not amazing. But really solid.

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4

Really good - I can see why Mott fans love Mott!

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4

Fun & upbeat. Reminded me a bit of some popular artists, one that comes to mind is Billy Joel.

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4

A decent album. Enjoyed it.

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Really enjoyable Glam Rock, never heard of this band, but glad this came up. I get why Bowie saw something here.

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4

much more classic rock than i was expecting. very good vibes.

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4

Sehr wie früher Bowie, nett

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4

Good album! Rock n roll!

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4

Great stuff. Some bits sounded like the love child of Davids Bowie and Gilmour.

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4

I really loved the first song, so it's a shame that the rest of the album didn't quite live up to it. But I still quite enjoyed it. Just good old rock by some guys who may or may not have enjoyed some recreational marijuana or other substances (not judging). I also enjoyed the occasional harpsichord, sound samples and over the top guitars.

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4

Ian Hunter's vocals sound so fresh despite the album being almost 50 years old. A good English rock album

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4

I do remember them... but I liked them more on this album!

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4

Loved It. Brilliant stuff. A proper 1970s album. One for the car driving home from god knows where, on a Friday afternoon. 4/5.

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I love how influential this album is. I hear so much Dylan inspiration that would go on to inspire Bowie to create many great albums. I love the ensemble production on these songs with their wide arrangement of instruments, not to mention that they are bangers as well. My only complaint is that the first track has an annoying bit at around the 4 minute mark, but a great album over all. Highlights: 2, 3, 7, and 9.

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It sounds a lot like Bowie. They were obviously inspired by him in some way, and I think they've done a fantastic job of recreating his sound and feel. Sure it's not a perfect replica but it's definitely not sub-par. Favorite track: I Wish I Was Your Mother

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4

Surprised me, was very enjoyable and had a lot of different styles

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At first I thought it sounded like any other rock n roll from that era and a bit forgettable but as it went on it got better, good fun. Can't believe Chole gave it a 1.

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It seems very of it’s time, not in a bad way, it’s not overly sexist or anything, they are singing about old a Stuff that at the time would’ve been new stuff.

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Love this! Glad Bowie encouraged them not to break up.

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Rock! And Roll!

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Classic rock tunes

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Bowiesque

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All the young dudes! This song isn’t on this album but ya feel it still

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Классный альбом напомнил моего любимого Боуи. Глем-рок 70-х

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surprising...grew on me.

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A good album to chill

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kinda good actually

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4

A good listen

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4

Only knew all the young dudes by these guys and that weren't even in here! liked it though

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Siempre pensé en ellos en una banda copia del Bowie glam pero la verdad me dejaron callado y sentado. Discazo. Puntos por tener una rola donde imitan a Bob Dylan y llamarle I wish I was your mother. Genialidad.

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4

This is a lot of fun, good old fashioned, bluesy rock and roll with a touch of glam. Mott does an interesting job of balancing their swaggering rock star vibe with this softer, more elegant sensibility that reminds me of Bolan or Bowie. All great songs, front to back, with no filler. Fave Songs: I’m a Cadillac / El Camino Dolo Roso, All the Way from Memphis, I Wish I Was Your Mother, Whizz Kid, Ballad of Mott the Hoople, Hymn for the Dudes

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all killa, no filla

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4

Entertaining classic rock album, not as good as some other legendary bands bit still enjoyable

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Great classic rock, nothing more to be said!

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Each song is bit different

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Hard rock clàssic anglés dels 70, del que només podria pertànyer a aquella década. Com un dels grans pics del moviment, tot el disc en si mereix la pena, no hi ha tema que no sigui punyent, melòdic i amb el seu punt just d'agressivitat. No et canses mai d'escoltar-los. Quina pena que la relació entre Ian Hunter i Mick Ralphs no tingués més continuïtat

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Another surprise band. I had heard "All the Young Dudes" before, but did not know the name of the band, I would have guessed Bowie who actually wrote and gave the song to Mott The Hoople. This album sounds to me like a continuation of All the Young Dudes, the Bowie influence on them is very prominent. Enjoyable album, need to listen to it again. 4

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i thought it was just a side gig from bowie but this album shows that they have their own quality in writing interesting songs inbetween rock and glamrock genre

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3/19 3.5/5. Some fun, dope songs on this. Standout Tracks: All the Way from Memphis, Honaloochie Boogie, Violence, I'm a Cadillac / El Camino Dolo Roso

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3

Unique sound, average melody.

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3

It was OK. Nothing special but strung along.

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3

Really quite enjoyed this and there were some lovely riffs in a couple of tracks but it’s not quite a 4* so it’s another ***

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These guys again?! Once again they wear their Bowie influence proudly, but this time the man is hands-off. I think that after the help on the last album (All the Young Dudes), they were more confident in their abilities so it ends up being a better album overall. I want to take a moment to talk about the huge Bowie bias this list has, as he's come up arguably more than any other artist (except for Neil Young on a technicality). Sure, he's a influential artist, but do 9 of albums need to be on the list, including some of the passing music influenced by him? It feels like the compiler wanted to show off Bowie as much as possible.

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better than expected

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sympatoche, ni plus ni moins, le 3 le plus mérité de cette liste

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Pretty 70s, pretty fun, good rock to start the day.

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Didn't list too closely but seemed nice

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I'm mostly liking the sound of this album, but it can sound very grating at times, especially the end of "All The Way From Memphis". It's good background music, but I probably won't find myself listening to it all that much

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First reaction is this is kinda poppy. All the Way to Memphis was a nice toe tapper. The rest of the album falls flat, in comparison. The music seems, to me, more anthemic than I care for.

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All the way from Memphis is a glam rock classic, and it’s a fun album but Ziggy Stardust did this whole sound better, so it all feels a bit redundant to me.

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Weird David Bowie

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Meh

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I liked the way the instruments sounded

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ih aok

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Classic rock.

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Somewhat comforting in an odd way, feels a bit Dylanesque in vocal delivery.

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Kinda reminds me of The Kinks. I'd much rather listen to The Kinks.

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Meh

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"Your record store doesn't have David Bowie? Fine! We'll make our own David Bowie!" --Mott The Hoople probably

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Rather listen to Bowie.

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Rock setentista que não empolga.

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Wtf is Mott? Really shitty band name. And they couldn't come up with a better name for the album? Generic 70’s rock. Inoffensive, mediocre. I wouldn’t flip the station if I saw their name on the display.

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Glam-rock setentero. Ni fu ni fa.

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6/10

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Unique. Cool instrumentals.

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Upbeat 80s rock vibes

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Unremarkable glam rock. Apparently Mott was offered Suffragette City by Bowie - they should have taken it.

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3

Ok nothing remarkable

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This band has stayed almost entirely under my radar, which is a shame: They're pretty good. Over the course of Mott, I heard a few touches of interesting instrumentation and a lot of more-or-less expected arrangements. I hope the Hoople pops back up in the future; I likely won't revisit them for a while: Nothing here grabbed me tightly.

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2.5/5 Decent songs nothing special. For me no song really jumped out. Still quite enjoyable to listen to.

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A fine album with one GREAT song; All the Way From Memphis and a bunch of really good ones. 3.5 🌟

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I really like the first track on this album, but it doesn't strike me as a special album.

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Of course Bowie was a huge fan of the band, the vocalist tries to sound just like him. But eh, the songs are solid, no really obvious blusters, although some of the song go on longer than necessary. I got faked it by the intro track not ending at the 3 minute mark. They're creative and have an innovative sound. They embody the spontaneous goofy spirit of the genre too, so points to them... It's like the comedy rock of the 70s with a lot of effort put in. But little to seek out here besides a decent example of the early 70s movement.

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Where are all the young dudes?

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Genre: Glam Rock 3/5 One of those bands my parents use to reminisce about, purely by name only. Mott the Hoople, a glam rock outfit from the UK, are full of whimsy, character, and attitude. The album here, Mott, easily the biggest record of their career, showcases all of those qualities to an extent. The lead single, All the Way from Memphis, is a riot all the way down to the ending sax solo, which could only be described as avant-glam. However, that's where the fun pretty much stops, as this thing turns into your run-of-the-mill pop rock album after track #1. Unlike Kimono My House, an album I enjoyed about as much as this, which never let go of its whimsy and goofiness, Mott settles for a very average rock sound throughout the majority of this project. There are a couple of decent tracks here and there. I did enjoy Hymn for the Dudes and I'm a Cadillac/El Camino, but everything else is pretty skippable around those. Super meh, but not terrible.

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Angenehme Überraschung. Hat ein paar Längen, insgesamt aber mehr als erträglich.

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Rock

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okay.

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How are there two fucking Mott the Hoople albums on this list? What is it about this album that I'm supposed to be enriched by? There are some nice instrumentals on this album, I'll give it that, but every song sounds the same. 2/5

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Bowie without the sparkly catsuits, the anisocoria and the tunes. Basically, Bowie without the fun stuff.

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This doesn't have All the Young Dudes on it, so what's the point? It's such a shame Nigel has left us and we won't get a tale about when he motted someone's mum's hoople.

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OK

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I know one song from this band. That song wasn't on this album. That's most of what I have to say about this album. There were a couple sections that were a definite "no" and the remainder felt like "meh". Sounds like a 2 to me.

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Meh

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46. E de pensar que a cidade das sufragettes que um dia David cantou podia ter sido mera nota de rodapé na História, tivesse a banda concordado com a generosidade do génio. David tentou consertar o que poucos arranjos tinha. Os anos 70 foram uma droga do caraças. MotA: Whizz Kid "Forgot my six-string razor hit the sky"

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Had heard of Mott the Hoople, hadn't heard much of their music. Not impressed, but nice guitar work on All The Way From Memphis though.

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“Mott” by Mott the Hoople (1973) With above average lyrics and above average instrumentals and sound, this album manages to be somewhat below average in quality. But it shouldn’t be ignored. Lyricist/lead vocalist Ian Hunter provides provocative images and actual poetic structures, although he has a habit of trailing off near the end of each song with thoughtless repetitions of key phrases. Gimme some resolution, dude. Nevertheless, his lyrics are intelligent, if annoyingly stuck in the first person. For all his fixation with the aura of rock n’ roll (tracks 1-4 and 6-8), he celebrates the transcendent in “Hymn for the Dudes” (Notice that it’s not “Hymn to the Dudes”). In this slyly Trinitarian psalm (yes, actually), he proclaims “God ain’t jive, for I can see his [the Father’s] love . . . And the king ain’t lost his throne”. Then he proceeds to warn the typical famestruck rock star, “Cross over shame like the wise dove [Holy Spirit] Who cares not for fame, just for shy love . . . You ain't the Naz [Jesus], you’re just a buzz, some kinda temporary”. While calling out his peers over the delusions of stardom, one rightly suspects he’s speaking to himself as well. And listening. But the decidedly unredemptive “Violence” is a well performed disappointment (“Violence, violence, it’s the only thing that’ll make you see sense”). Just because it rhymes doesn’t justify raising it to the level of a poetic theme, dude. The album ends with the almost wholesome “I Wish I Was Your Mother”, giving voice to a longing for the kind of love formed, found, and fulfilled in family. There are a number of musical strengths on display here, including expansive guitar and horn arrangements, and chord structures that sometimes approach anthem status. Some great lead guitar riffs by Mick Ralphs add spice, and the album could use some more. The guitar instrumental “El Camino Dolo Roso” (sic—should be ‘Doloroso’) is wonderful. The same could be said about the contributions of percussionist Buffin Griffin (check out the intro to “Driving Sister”). But the biggest music killer on “Mott” is the vocal performance (both lead and male backing). The serious listener hears poor pitch control, poor synchronization, poor diction, and poor dynamic variation—a grand slam of vocal underwhelmingness. Sounds like Dylan attempting to cover Bowie tunes (Ear bleach, please). It’s a record that appeals to those who rock in their socks and roll their eyes at the questions “Which one is Mott?” and “What’s a Hoople?” 2/5

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Not entirely sure this is a real album. It feels like a fake thing someone would play in a romantic comedy, or it's from a fake tv show.

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Anticipated much more

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2/5.

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Yikes, even though my band plays some of these songs, they are not good

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not for me

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The worst of 70s rock, no new ideas, second and third hand guitar riffs, the most cliched lyrics imaginable that would make Spinal Tab cringe in embarrassment.

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6th January 2021 Listened on my phone in the morning while doing bits of work. Jen and Laura out for the evening so chilled and caught up with sunny. Bit light and forgettable for me but maybe I wasn't fully focussed.

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Really didn't enjoy the opening track, especially the squealing sax-solo portion which always gets a nails on the chalkboard kind of response from me. Seems like mediocre ballad-rock, trying to mimic a lot of other bands. I hear a bit of Bowie, I can hear some Floyd, but it's not very good. Just a band of hoopleheads I guess.

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Just wierd

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Very cool

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All the excesses and rubbishness of rock n roll from the era. Dull, bit shit. Horrible vocals.

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blah

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Just another bad, boring album. Horrid singing and songs. 3/10.

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Never heard a full Mott album before, in no great rush to hear another one.

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Damn this got boring really quick, not bad but quite generic if you ask me

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Not my favorite 70s band. Kinda eh

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Honky Tock Glam Rock. No Thank You Mott.

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Tremendously dated. All a bit silly

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- no thank you, glam rock only when its David Bowie....

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Christ alive this is bad.

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get well soon nige. you haven't missed much. just a load of 70s bands doing 70s stuff. couldn't really handle this one.

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Why is this album so hyped? I don't hear the big deal. Is it the association with Bowie? Underwhelming

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I have no idea at all what this album is doing on this list. At this time, Mott the Hoople were three years and four albums away from recording "All the Young Dudes" and becoming slightly interesting for a few months. This is just a pointless late-60s rock dirge.

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