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All The Young Dudes

Mott The Hoople

1972

All The Young Dudes

Album Summary

Wikipedia

Rating

3.3

Votes

945

Genres

  • Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Well, I was prepared to hate this album but I didn't. It's... weird. The album starts off with a cover which is a bit of a turn off. But, after that weird start, the album takes off in its own direction. I read this described as "glam rock" but I think that's an incomplete descriptor. The songs here bounces wildly from Deep Purple to Rolling Stones to Velvet Underground and even sometimes hits some Dylanesque notes with all flavors of 60s and 70s poprock in between. It seems like it should feel disconnected and disjointed but, somehow, it doesn't. It ends up feeling like Mott the Hoople is just... doing its own thing. And I like that.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

By the books classic rock. Nice and listenable and predictable.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

¡Sweet Jane & All the Young Dudes!

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Glam rock sin nada que envidiar a T Rex. El tema Sweet Jane es una de esas canciones que deben estar en cualquier lista de grandes temas

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Sat Jan 30 2021
5

Great album

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Thu Jan 07 2021
4

All I knew about this band before today was that David Bowie liked them enough to write them a song so they wouldn't break up, and it became their most successful single. So, I was unprepared for how well-rounded this album was. It's actually really good; however, I listened to the version of the song with Bowie singing, and I wish he would have just kept it for himself. Best track: All the Young Dudes

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Great stuff. A couple of bangers on there

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Highlights: All The Young Dudes, Jerkin' Crocus, Soft Ground, Ready For Love/After Lights This album is a fun romp through a a band's near-breakup (saved by an intervention staged by David Bowie) and epitomizes glam-rock with a bright mixture of hard-rock and crunchy cocksure riffs throughout.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

Surprisingly good. Got strong summer vibes, and does not fit what I think of as Glam Rock, but that may need reassessment after this album.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

Great 70s rock album. Nearly got stuck in the beach because of it!

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Sat Mar 13 2021
4

I surprisingly liked most of the songs on this album

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Thu Dec 17 2020
3

The title track is as good as it gets. The rest is in essential, harmless blues boogie from a band who would be largely forgotten if they didn't happen to know David Bowie.

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Sat Feb 13 2021
3

6/10 FT:All the young dudes

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Fri Dec 04 2020
3

Getting heavy Bowie vibes, turns out Bowie wrote the title track song.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

Good stuff!

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

Fine, very Bowie/Stones

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Wed Mar 10 2021
3

Early classic rock/punk

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

It was "alright" easy enough listening.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
3

The “David Bowie” really comes through

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

not too shabby. no bangers

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Sun Feb 07 2021
3

Another one of those albums that are perfecrly fine but I'm not sure it needs to be on this list. The titular song js amazing but apart from that it's just a good rock album but not mich more.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

More classic rock, is aight

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Tue Mar 09 2021
3

Sweet jane! Not bad, weak melodies but enjoyable

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Wed Feb 24 2021
3

Weird, but fun.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

Not bad, but I already forgot about it.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

Did not notice when it was playing

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

I was fine; at least it wasn't disruptive.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
3

This was pretty okay. Very Bowie-esque in parts, which makes sense since he produced it. I liked a few songs.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
3

Meh.

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Sat Jan 30 2021
3

An all around solid album from a band I had no idea existed, just knew the main title track. Some great production and Bowie's work on the title track was phenomenal. Certainly a band that has been relatively lost in rock history

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

Så det er DE som har All the Young Dudes! Grei 70-tallsrock dette.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Sounds like dad music. But pretty good

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Wed Feb 17 2021
3

This album is uneven. Sweet Jane has none of the charm of the original. Momma’s Little Jewel is fascinatingly layered, and it never lets up—pushing through the stammering, sputtering vocals. All The Young Dudes sounds like a Bowie knock-off performed by a high school cover band, with none of Bowie’s humor or charisma. Sucker feels the exact opposite of All the Young Dudes: it’s humorous, the vocal performance is top notch, the percussion verges on the off-kilter without ever failing to propel the track forward. Ready for Love/After Lights is cliched rock at its worse. I like the album, but I can only listen to so many tracks on it more than a couple times. I am very partial to the closer, which I feel best showcases the sort of vocal talent that Ian Hunter had. That being said, having your album’s title track written by another, better musician can’t be anything but bad. 5.5/10

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Okay. Recording quality is sub par.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
3

Notable more for Bowie's influence than anything else. Not a huge Bowie fan either, so this album didn't do much for me. Still good though, so 3 stars it will sit.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
3

Bowie has his glittery, glam rock fingers all over this. Best Tracks: Sweet Jane, All The Young Dudes, Sucker

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

A couple of fun fast tracks I really liked. Otherwise, It was okay.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
2

What’s a Mott?

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Thu Feb 11 2021
2

This is the first album I've gotten so far that I don't understand why it made this list. I understand that 1,001 albums is a lot and is going to include a lot of albums from every year, but I just don't get this one. Their cover of Sweet Jane is an abomination, and it certainly shouldn't have been used to lead off the album. All the Young Dudes is a notable high point on the album, but at the same time I understand why Bowie sold it to them instead of keeping it for himself. The mix on the album is muddy. Everything picks up toward the middle of the album, but by that point I was already pretty mad 2/5 3/5

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Sun Feb 07 2021
2

It's unfortunate that the only song I had heard from this band, the title track, doesn't really sound like any of the other tracks. The other tracks are all better, or maybe I'm just sick of that one song. Either way, the rest of this album was a nice listen. It's very much of the 70s. It's a lot funkier than I would have guessed. I enjoyed it.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
2

It was a fine old-timey album.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
2

Love Bowie, but was never quite the fan of this record.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
2

More of a 2.5 than a 2. Anyway, I appreciated that some of this reminded me of Bowie, which makes sense since he was a writer, producer, etc. of this album, but it also reminds me of some of his less interesting music. My favorite song was probably the album title track, though I realized I had already heard it from somewhere: it's a Bowie song (according to Wikipedia, it was "produced by Bowie, [and] he gave the song to the band after they rejected Bowie's "Suffragette City." That was a bad decision, wasn't it?)

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Thu Jan 28 2021
1

Sounds like a poor man's version/inspiration for Tom Petty. Didn't really like even the most popular song, All the Young Dudes

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Wed Feb 10 2021

All the young dudes, wasn't a fan of the rest

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