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Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs

Marty Robbins

1959

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Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs

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3.27

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YE-(and I cannot stress this enough)-HAW

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gangsta songs to listen to when you wanna shoot someone

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FUCK AMERICA, WE RIDE WITH WESTERN PRIDE BABY BOY

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I've always had a soft spot for Marty Robbins. I'm not sure why, as I didn't listen to him much growing up, nor was I overly enamored with the Wild West or gunslingers otherwise. However, I find I can identify him as singer even if I don't know the song. I've never actually listened to this album until today, but am happy to give it 5 stars. I don't know if I'll ever reach for it again, but I certainly wouldn't turn it off if it were playing otherwise...

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Unexpectedly wonderful. Great storytelling, sing-along-ability: proper cowboy waltzes. Loved it!

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5

lmao drugs man

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5

Can't believe how much I love this for a country album. Amazing lyricism, great voice, solid understated guitar work. I'm going to need to pick this up on wax

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5

I love this! I've heard They're Hanging Me Tonight before and instantly loved the sad, trembling 50s voice and gently plodding guitar strumming in the background. I feel like an old-fashioned cowboy listening to this and I'm sure that's what Marty intended.

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5

1959's Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs from Marty Robbins, a seminal C&W album with a one foot firmly in the Western half as it bridges the decades into the 1960's. These are like mini Western movie stories, with all the tropes, heroes, fair damsels in distress, love lost and gained, and guns a'blazin. If you're like me and spent a fair amount of time listening to the Grateful Dead, then you know the song El Paso, which the band performed nearly 400 times in their long touring career.

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5

It starts off extremely strong, and even though it goes in a different direction for the rest of the album, it's filled with soothing and enjoyable songs. No song in this album is wasted, even if they seem to be all the same. Overall, this album is great for just zoning out or feeling relaxed. Favorite track: Big Iron

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I think Marty has a beautiful voice and this album evokes the American imaginary of the time- heroic explorers using their bravery and ingenuity to tame the wild west. Music wise I can hear in the influence of Texas Swing, precursors to Johnny Cash and even glimmers of Charlie Feathers and rockabilly. Fun stuff!

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Marty Robbins is a gangster. Dude can sing and his lyrics are so badass. I wasnt expecting to enjoy this but it was fire. Just wish a few of the slower songs were faster. Big iron is best song followed by Billy the kid

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"El Paso" alone deserves a spot on this list. That rare country-pop crossover that's as timeless as ever. And every other song on this album sounds like it's trying to be another El Paso. That's meant as a complement. None of have the magic of "El Paso" but are enjoyable nonetheless. It took Breaking Bad and a video game to introduce Marty Robbins to new generations. My second favorite Marty Robbins song is, "You Gave Me A Mountain", but I prefer the hundreds of live versions Elvis did in the '70's during his final fat years.

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5

really liked it

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5

These are all actually really great and catchy!

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Legendary album. The father of heavy metal. The man, the myth, the legend.

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Awesome story telling in song

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Toe tappin' fight havin' classics

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Fallout new vegas 10/10

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Leuke country. Zo lollig dat het zelfs nipt 5 sterren verdient!

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So relaxing. +1

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This actually felt like listening to a bunch of country themed stories sang by a campfire. Very nice mood

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Helemaal wat je verwacht op basis van de cover. Ik kan er wel van genieten.

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When cowboys were shiny

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Cross of slow Elvis and Georgie Fame

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Realy good

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25. Um quarto com sorte. Um terço pela certa. Metade para azares. MotA: The Master's Call "To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day"

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9/10. Big Iron aside, this was just enjoyable to listen to. I think the style got a little repetitive

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Hands down the best country album of all time. Marty Robbins' Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs is an all time classic and anyone who says differently in unequivocally wrong. Highlights: all, they're all perfect.

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Neat stuff from the late 50’s!

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This is a special album for me since it showed me that country music is actually kinda cool and is not always the mindless redneck pandering garbage that is polluting the genre.

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Really great storytelling lyrics. And the production, mix and master are very good indeed: love the stereo panning, the BV stacks and the reverbs on the lead. Incredible for an album recorded in 1959.

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yep.. totally badass duh

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An adorable collection of brilliant western and western inspired tracks that made me smile from ear to ear. Cheesy as hell but immensely enjoyable.

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5

This is great stuff. So evocative and such a clean sound. I’d never heard of this dude before

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5

This is BRILLIANT.

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5

I have had this on repeat all day. That voice, like gold soaked in honey but with a slight hint of menace on par with Johnny Cash. I can hear Marty Robbins' sound in the DNA of American, Outlaw Country, Gram Parsons and even Nick Cave in his murder ballad era. Amazing stuff and an original artform

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5

great storyteller through music

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5

I really enjoyed this! Lyrically, it's like a cross between a particularly detailed health and safety report crossed with proto gangsta rap, combined with assertive yet comforting harmonies. The music reminds me of the sort of hipster western music that had a moment in the 90s, no doubt strongly inspired by Mr Robbins - just getting me ready to hear the real-ish deal for the first time 25 years later.

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5

What a fun, unique album. 2 recognized songs

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Det har skett.

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5

I liked the songs. A few reminded me of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson Storytellers.

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5

Brilliant album, fantastic country western music

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This was a real breath of fresh hair. I hadn't heard of this artist before and I loved this album. Added multiple songs from it to my playlist.

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YEEHAW, i have a new album for the favourites list! Gotta get back into Fallout... Cool Water is an amazing song!

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This was amazing. Every song was better than the last. What great stories and tunes.

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As much as I have difficulty with millennial pop I find it really easy to connect with music that was produced decades before I was even born. Who knows! So I was excited of getting a 1959 of what seemed to be a country album, and really eager to get to listen to it. I am not deceived: the double bass, the subdued, barely audible acoustic guitar/banjo, and those vocal harmonies, just wow! One of my favourite albums of 2021 was Sturgill Simpson's The Ballad Of Doode & Juanita, and I can see clearly the influence that Marty Robbins' album might have cast over the kind of Sturgill's albums narrative.

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5

A true classic right here. My first exposure to Marty Robbins, as is probably the case for most people my age and younger, was hearing "Big Iron" on the radio in Fallout: New Vegas. I was obsessed with that song (and several others in the game), and eventually I had the urge to seek out the man responsible. Robbins was an immensely talented country musician, who not only sang but wrote many of his timeless tracks. He found a lot of success and popularity during his time, but I think he's a little underrated by today's standards, at least in retrospective discussion of country artists like Johnny Cash or Willie Nelson or whoever else. I'm a Marty Man, and this album should show you why. All the tracks really do feel like they belong out on the range, on the trail. Great cowboy tales and imagery, and just infectious melodies to boot. The whole thing was recorded in one, eight-hour session! Sounds a bit like Black Sabbath's debut, another 5-star album from me. I don't know what it is, but some great artists seems to really shine when put in that pressure cooker. Anyway, go listen to El Paso at full blast and dream about that Mexican maiden. Favorite tracks: Big Iron, El Paso, The Hanging Tree, Strawberry Roan, The Master's Call, They're Hanging Me Tonight. Album art: Truly iconic, I love simple designs like this from the '50s, and it's also just an extremely bold color plus Marty in cowboy get-up. This one lives in my heart and mind forever. 5/5

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Loved it. If all country sounded like that I'd be hooked

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5

A fantastic album. Along with rap, country has been my eye opening genre that I will likely explore as a result of this exercise. Each song is a small cinematic snippet replete with shady characters, beautiful vistas and plot twists. All the songs are great but the standouts for me ; Big Iron (gorgeous rhythm guitar), El Paso and The Masters call. I loved this album 5 🌟 (bonus; the songs chose by Tidal after the album was finished more great storytelling songs that enhanced my listening experience)

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Un album trop hot. Fallout new vegasj’adore

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Amazing trail songs.

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big irooooon, big iroooon

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Pretty tempted to give this five stars as it seems like the epitome of wild west ballads. I'm sure there'll be a time and place where it's necessary to put this on as a soundtrack, not exactly sure when but when the time comes I'll know.

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Really great. Each track was like it’s own western film and I found it really impressive how a world was created within each song, filled with vivid characters and settings. I know the Grateful Dead covered El Paso from this, but they must have been inspired by this world building too. Cool Water, El Paso, and Billy the Kid did this exceptionally well. I’d probably give this a 4.5 if I could since I can’t say it’s something I’d truly want to listen to frequently and sounds dated but it’s country music at its best for sure.

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Goes a long way to explaining why the genre was called Country & Western. The influence of this release was enormous at the time and it is apparent what that was the case.

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5

Classic stuff. You can hear the influence this has on the Grateful Dead, Chris Isaak, and the CatDog theme song. All bangers.

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loved it, the og country music.

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One of the greatest country albums of all time. Marty Robbins's voice is incredible.

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Classic storytelling songs done right. Listening to some of these songs brought me back to the crappy barbecue restaurant we used to go to that had this album on the jukebox. Best track: El Paso

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4* bit samey after a while but cool songs

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Amazing, meme culture references and actually pretty good tunes

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4

Wild an album like this used to be pop music.

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I enjoyed this album a lot more than I thought I would. Cowboy music is actually pretty fun. Though most of the songs and in tragic death.

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Gangster

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Great to listen to this whole album after knowing El Paso as played by the Grateful Dead. This is a great collection of Cowboy Ballads, very fun to listen. Songs get somewhat repetitive, but I guess it kinda goes with the genre. Highlights: -Big Iron -They're Hangin Me Tonight -El Paso -The Master's Call

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Love it

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Insanely iconic tunes from the Wild West, truly some storybook like sounds on this one, very very cowboy themed, red dead vibes in the best way, sometimes repetitive tho 4.4

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I'm into it.

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Exactly what it says on the tin. Great Western tunes.

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Classic

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I gotta admit when this came up I was alittle but bummed, but holy shit was this great. Reminds me a lot of Elvis’ ballads or Roy Orbison. Stand out tracks: Big Iron, A Hundred and Sixty Acres, They’re Hanging Me Tonight, Cool Water, El Paso and Saddle Tramp.

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Big Iron has been stuck in my head all day

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Está muy bien, pero es un poco repetitivo.

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Best when it's rough and ready to fight

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Rocknroll classic, county

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I wish I could hate this album because Marty Robbins is a racist little piss baby. Sadly, this album is great. All of these songs are these odd americana tragedies. “Big Iron” manages to relay the story of an arrogant gunslinger killed by a lawman; “Cool Water” is a prickly, off-kilter, upbeat song about a man dying of thirst; “They’re Hanging me Tonight” is a song about a jilted lover murdering his former lover and her current lover; “El Paso” is about a man who basically condemns himself to death by trying to win his love. It is amazing that Robbins can make songs so easy to sing along to that are all so comedically depressing. But, there is also something really poetic about how little this music is sanitized. There are exceptions, of course (and the exceptions are often the very worst parts of the album). But, it is a western album that can’t even manage to romanticize the western front. Talking about sanitization, “A Hundred and Sixty Acres” is so boring, a man just enjoying farming. It sounded like white bread tastes. “The Master’s Call” was also a really uneven song. It’s not that I hate the message, just that it feels tonally out of sync with the rest of the album. Plus, the narrator is pretty hard to identify with, he sounds like a real jackass so I’m none to partial to him getting a miracle and the cattle dying. I love the closer, it really seems to encapsulate the really comedic tragedy that marks so much of this album. All in all, I would say a 7/10.

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Ekan kappaleen aikana olin, että nyt on timanttista tavaraa. Kivaa länkkärimeininkiä. Vähän tunnelma latistui välillä, mutta hyvää menoa silti. Tykkään!

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Classic, listened as a kid with my grandpa

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This is some kind of shit my great grandma probably loved. I would definitely not just put this on, but would give anything to cruise around with her in her Thunderbird with this going on the radio.

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Did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did, but it transported me to another place

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loved it. sounds like elvis, even though the influence was probably the other way around.

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Very good, need to listen again

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This album does a great job of doing varriations on a theme. What some might consider a bit boring, frequently changes up with each song, there is a new variation. Playing to its ol' west music vibe, very much in the spirit of a more traditional country music, it also has nice blend of Spanish style guitar keeping it feeling just bit more fresh than expected.

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Не, ну для своего формата каеф вполне. Даже саунд приятный, хотя вроде вокал и акустическую гитару записать, шоб красиво - не особо мудрено. Треки сами атмосферу дают приятную вполне. И что важно, отдельно друг от друга что-то представляют по большей части, а не сливаются в единую кантри-вестерн массу. Правда, думаю, всяко быро заебёт, если репитом гонять. Но репитить же не обязательно, верно? То, шо спустя 62 года слушается адекватно - достойно увожения. Ну и настроем заряжает, взять Винчестер и отгонять коммунистов с данной белому человеку Богом земли.

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Ну йиииииха, че. Вполне себе приемлемая вестерн-музыка. Ощущение, что каждую песню уже слышал раньше, что, конечно, намекает на некоторую неоригинальность мелодий, они как будто существуют и циркулируют внутри непосредственно жанра, и любой желающий может ими воспользоваться. Но бля, доёбываться к альбому 59-го года? Да бог с ним, слушается прикольно, качество записи — моё почтение, думаю Тарантино мог бы спиздить пару песен в свои проекты отсюда (а может даже и спиздил, я хуй его). Обложка смешная. Вообще с чистой душой мог бы и оценку в районе 5 поставить, потому что ну не подъебаться особо, но это банально нечестно. Альбом тогда будет выше многих гораздо более пиздатых вещей, которые я собираюсь переслушивать. Поэтому ну 8/10, для своего времени и жанра думаю топ.

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4

Good album

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This is Western game music. It’s sort of nice to give something totally new a chance. Not sure how I’ll feel by the end of the journey but I’m excited to start

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A country albums that isn’t awful

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The quality is a lot higher than I imagined it would be. My only tiny negative is that it largely sounds the same all the way through, but that’s just music from that era.

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Liked it...different

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Made me feel like Billy the Kid

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An album that goes well beyond the meme. Some amazing narrative lyricism + expertly minimal instrumentation makes for a rapturing listen even if country isn't your genre. The explicit religious themes of 'The Master's Call' dates/detracts the narrative and loses this LP a few points, but doesn't hamper the album enough to make it any less of a lyrical joyride

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теплый атмосферный кантри, вывозит за счёт гармоний и мелодий, драмки и баса почти нет, что логично. четкие вокальные линии и бэки

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4

Very good country album. Really enjoyed this, some tracks I had heard covers of before but not the originals. Real score around 3.75

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Very fun. I have to be in a certain mood to vibe so well with this, but today was the day.

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Trolling country

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Some of these tunes I’ve heard before. Really good

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I love the really classic western songs like Big Iron and The Master's Call, and the fact that Robbins wrote these is a bonus. Even the more pedestrian, country style tunes are carried by good storytelling, strong lead vocals and nice harmonies. My favourite 50s album so far!

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Really enjoyed listening to this riding on a train through the west.

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i always loved this album - i have a few favorites on it. El Paso, Big Iron, The Hanging Tree

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Take that outlaw! Not what I would listen to by choice but I enjoyed this. Glad it included El Paso which I recognise after its excellent use in Breaking Bad.

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Shame the guy was such a prawn

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This one was fun in a bizarre way. The opener is amazing and there are some real gems along the way. It felt like a perfect example of what it was. There were several points where I felt like I’d heard something like it before. Not something I’d listen to every day but it was out of left field and enjoyable for the day

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Me if I was a cowboy

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You Must Buy Your Wife At Least As Much Jewelry As You Buy Your Horse and Other Poems and Observations Humorous and Otherwise from the Life on the Range

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-Hey, "Big Iron" is the meme song -Cool and nice little stories within the songs, even if they are basically all "I'm a cowboy, I ride a horse, oh no I got shot, and now I'm dead"

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good but there was an issue with the audio that spoilt it

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Track 01 - 4/5 Track 02 - 3/5 Track 03 - 4/5 Track 04 - 3.5/5 Track 05 - 2.75/5 Track 06 - 2.5/5 Track 07 - 2/5 Track 08 - 3/5 Track 09 - 3/5 Track 10 - 4.25/5 Track 11 - 2.75/5 Track 12 - 3/5 Track 13 - 2/5 Track 14 - 1.75/5 Track 15 - 4.25/5 Overall: 3.5/5 Album Art: 5/5

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Makes me want to get into some real, Old West shit!

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I listen to a few of these songs regularly. Fantastic western sound.

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great

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Jeden z najbardziej memicznych pickow jakie pojawily sie na liscie, bo ranger z wielkim ironem przy pasie, to nie tylko kultowa pozycja na ost falloutowym, ale bardziej ostatnio kojarzy sie z zoltym psem, no ale wspolczesnie sam koncept westernowych ballad jest zartem, bo opowiadaja one historie tak abstrakcyjne wspolczesnie, ze slucha sie ich jako zartu, a gunfighter ballads and trail songs, to wlasnie zbior takich przyspiewek, orginalne wydanie z 59 zamyka sie w 35 minutach, ale spotifaj ma wersje deluxowa z 99 dodajaca 3 kawalki, co daje 44 minuty opowiesci, o samym panie Robbinsie nie wiedzialem nic wiecej, ze byl autorem big irona, ale jak widze to jest on jednym z najwiekszych outlawowoych grajkow hameryki, 40 lat kariery muzycznej, filmowanie na boku, a dodatkowo jeszcze sciganka w nascarze, brzmi jak wspolczesny kowboj, jesli chodzi o ten album, to polowa materialu to orginalne utwory Martiego, natomiast reszta to klasyczne opowiscie outlawowe, wiec piekna milosc, jeszcze piekniejsze smierci, prawo i bezprawie, mala ojczyzna i jej uwielbienie polaczone z zamilowaniem wolnosci, pewnie sie powtazam, ale nawet komercyjnie sprzedawane country w takim wydaniu ma w sobie cos wyjatkowego, czego nie mozna uslyszec juz na dzisiejszych nagraniach, jesli chodzi o czesc instrumentalna plyty, to jest ona minimalistyczna i nadaje uczucie, ze slucha sie prawdziwej opowiesci w barze czy ognisku na szlaku, w nagraniu bralo udzial tylko pieciu artystow, jesli liczyc takze gitarke Robbinsa, no i jeszcze tompall & the glaser brothers robili za chorki, ktore w tym gatunku nie ograniczaja sie jedynie do refrenow, minimalne instrumentale, urzekajacy wokal pana Martiego i opowiesci z bezdrozy, przepis na wyjatkowo sluchalny krazek, na plejke leca glownie orginalne kompozycje, wiec otwierajacy big iron, el paso i they are hanging me tonight, po takim seansie czlek czuje sie jak bumer i znowu chce sie odpalac fallouta, aby przemierzac nieuzytki wyjete spod prawa

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Really enjoyed this!

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Well, I love this. Like, really. Makes me think of the westerns my grandpas and dad watch. And also, Quentin Tarrantino. There is a lot of kitsche here. Every song is the same. But it's great. 3.5 but rounding up because I read that he was a pioneer of outlaw country. And, that's a subgenre I truly love.

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Hanging tree, Saddle trump

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Definitely worth looking into.

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That was really enjoyable, for a certain country/western vibe but really solid

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Ääälskar

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Just a collection of very solid and enjoyable country ballads. I don’t think Marty really killed and got killed all those times, though

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This is a more solid eight hours' work than I've ever done in my life.

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Good old country. Propably the most country album I have listened to. Loved it 4 stars.

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From the golden age of country. This is an absolute classic from a time when the wild west dominated entertainment.

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Big fan

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Excellent.

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Kinda fun! It includes El Paso, Marty's biggest hit.

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Me transportou pra outra época. Gostei.

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cannot believe I loved this

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Perfect album to listen to while reading Steel Ball Run

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This is THE ALBUM to show people who say they don't like country music. I'm not even a big country fan but this is a fantastic album. It reminds me of what my Grandpa would call "attitude adjustment" music. You just can't be mad while listening to it. El Paso invokes memories I forgot I had of childhood. The fact that this album was recorded in a single 8 hour session makes it all the more impressive just how good the album really is.

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Big Iron was my grandads favourite song because of the story telling. I think that the narratives are miles better than the tunes but I still really enjoy x

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Did not expect this to show up on this list but I should have. Stevie had a vinyl with some of these greats on it and we used to sing them all the time. Classics like Big Iron, El Paso, The Hanging Tree are great country songs. I think what I liked most was the way Marty was able to tell a story in his songs that was unique but also so very country.

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Wow hahah dođe mi da se postanem cowboy(girl?) “ I've got a hundred and sixty acres full of sunshine \\ Got a hundred and sixty million stars above” Otkrila san posebno misto u srcu za country 50-ih ili Martyija whatever

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na prvu nisan toliko bila oduševljena, ali neke pisme su mi baš dobre i sigurno ću ih opet poslušat (npr. Billy The Kid, obožavan te mutacije dur-mol). Iako, za tako "pozitivan" ugođaj, dosta tekstova je o ubojstvima haha

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Amazing! Fallout 3 memories :)

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I really enjoyed the storytelling on this.

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Good album. No skips and felt sort of comforting and peaceful for some reason.

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timeless and legendary western nostalgia ballads. truly infectious storytelling in these lyrics! 4.5/5

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Big Iron is a fun song. There are some actually really nice musical progressions and modulations. All the songs have these tight narratives, and are just so enjoyable. The Master's Call is christian fan fic, though a god killing 100 cattle with a lighting bolt is pretty rad. El Paso is really violent for such an upbeat song. This was a great time.

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4.4 + A delightful country-western record with stories of cowboys and outlaws, set against a sunny desert backdrop. Robbins sings with a clear, bright tenor, supported with barbershop-style backing vocals and guitar. There are also subtle tinges of mariachi. Highlights include "Big Iron", "El Paso", and "Cool Water."

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first listen wow this is a real treat, never listened to tejano

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This album was a real treat to listen to. Although my favorite songs on the album were all written by Robbins the arrangements of traditional songs and covers were done really well. The musicianship on here is excellent and the lyrics really do take you back to the fairytale image of what the old west was. I listened to a few other albums of his after this and enjoyed them as well.

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Really enjoyed this album. A different era of country music - the golden years in my opinion. A lot of the songs have the same qualities - smooth lead vocals that fill your ears, sweet backing vocal harmony, straight ahead musical arrangements that they play and pluck the heck out of, and some nostalgic or heart-tugging lyrics. Robbins and his band don't disrespect the songs recorded by others and the originals fit right in. Wish there were a few more originals. Listening to the album was like watching an old Western. Real easy listening.

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I know I've heard "El Paso" numerous times. It's a great song, and when I played this album it was the one my wife was waiting to hear. Definitely a change of pace album for me. It is such a different type of album from what I normally listen to, but that's not a bad thing. It's a simple recording but the songs are not simple. You would think that the songs being of the same type would be boring, but not really. Most of them are short enough to hold your interest, get in and get done fairly quickly. The Beatles' tracks were like that, too. 2 minutes or so and bam, you're done. That brevity is sometimes lacking in thing I listen to. Anyway, I dug the pieces, even though they harken back to a time before rock. It is a novelty but not a bad one. Something to come back to but not to listen to every day.

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I love this stuff! Old country that's new to me is always approved for listening.

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God s med Marty

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Beautiful and classic

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I've never quite appreciated how much propaganda goes into western songs untill paying attention to this. Honestly found myself unexpectedly enjoying the atmosphere and the tall tales told. The musical arrangement and the vocal performance are nothing to write home about, but the simplicity and a kind of earnestness that goes into this storyteling caused me to slip into a smiliar mindset as when listening to fables, and it caused the whole album to go by in a flash.

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Marty's vocals ride a little close to Sinatra-in-a-bad-way at times, but the instrumentals are impressively clean and Gunfighter Ballads is iconic despite the memetics.

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This is great late 50s period music for me. Reminds me of my dad.

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Yeehaw!

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Old school country eh

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its okay

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A couple of amazing songs and lots of filler.

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El Paso!

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Leppoisaa, positiivista taustamusiikia. 2,5* joka pyöristyy ylös tällä kertaa.

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American folk. Not great, not terrible

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Fun. Not horrible. Quite repetitive though.

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Geile Western-vibes, die schnellen songs schieben anders, die langsamen aber garnicht. 3* El Paso isn BÄNGER. Pferde sind mir aber suspekt, deswegen 1* Abzug. Außer in Wurst, da find ich die gut.

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Wilder Westen all over again. Kann man gut hören und versetzt mich in Fallout76 Vibes (spiel is crap btw) Ist jetzt nicht meine designierte turn-up musik aber alles angenehm hörbar. Ein must-hear der Musik Geschichte ist es aber nicht... Langsam hab ich das gefühl hier werden nur random alben rausgepfeffert nach dem Motto "hörs da oh odr lass es DU PENNR" Anyway 3* bekommt der schnellste colt auf spotify von mir

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3: You are listening to K-Rose.

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Straight out a Tarantino/Coen Bros movie. It's kind of corny on the surface level... but at the same time every song is about guns. I love the casual, consistent violence. 1 - Dog shit album. 2 - Think it sucks, get why others might like it. 3 - Fine and even enjoyable, but wouldn't listen to again. 4 - Like it enough to listen to again at another time. 5 - Love it. Could listen to whenever.

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brought back some memories

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Western music

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All of it was a jammer, wasn't listening too closely to have a favourite track but liked his voice and the consistency of it. If I were to revist it I'm sure I'd like a couple.

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I've always liked songs where you have to listen right to the end to find out who gets shot. Robbins has a nice voice, the harmonies are silky and some of the songs are real classics. It's hard to believe I was already born by the time El Paso was released. It seems ancient.

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BIG IRONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

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Novel

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Mukavaa menoa, vaikka musiikillisesti vähän samaa settiä tarinan vaihtuessa. 3,5, pyöristän tällä kertaa alas.

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A rollicking good time

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a poor man's jonny cash

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American Murder Ballads: Country Love is a Zero Sum Game.

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Matig gevoel bij dit album. goed voor achtergrondmuziek

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I'm being generous

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It's alright

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Fun music I'd never heard before. Well, except for El Paso. :)

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Cowboy blues

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Never heard of this, and I know almost nothing about country music. Is this where the country genre began, in this kind of mythical "wild west" aesthetic? The album title is completely accurate, as the album alternates between two different types of song: 1) narrative ballads, telling stories of gunfighters who shot various people; 2) introspective cowboy songs about life on the plains, and so forth. The whole thing is vaguely absurd, since it keeps a completely straight face while invoking a simplistic "wild west" neverland of a great American past. (No surprise to find out Marty Robbins was an outspoken ultra-conservative, since right-wing politics depend heavily on laughably glorified ideas of a great, lost national heroism.) On the other hand, the music is pretty enjoyable. I prefer the trail songs to the gunfighter ballads. It does get a bit samey, so I made the right call avoiding the reissues with bonus tracks! 3/5

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Abrimos o álbum com fallout e continuamos bem. Até cair numa mesmice agradável de músicas de cowboys. Mas como diriam os Garbage, you are not my kind of album. Nota:6/10

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It’s ok for what it is but wouldn’t listen again necessarily

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false

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My earliest memories are of cowboy songs, so I found this both soothing and sad, a relic of a bygone age when a man's best friend was his horse. Do children still play cowboys and indians? No - and cowboys and native americans just isn't the same You can't even buy caps anymore. All the songs are familiar to me, even the ones that I hadn't heard before. Predictable themes, tunes, the solemn tone - you can almost sing along without knowing the song. Like hymns for the godless. I'll never listen to it again, but I don't need to, it's part of me.

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The name of the album says it all. It was a fine album to listen while I play Fallout New Vegas. The first song is a banger.

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Not as boring as I thought it would be when I first saw that this was country - actually a fun vibe that I enjoyed listening to quite a lot.

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I liked El Paso and a few other classics

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Amusing western style music. Not sure I'd actively choose to listen to it again though.

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Upbeat old time country. Easy listen

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Yee. Haw. He has a really nice voice, and the songs are fun but a) they're all the same, and b) it almost sounds like it”s mixing in doo-wop influences? It's so very, very 50’s and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. I don’t hate it. I can’t hear “El Paso” without thinking of advertisements for taco kits. Favourite track: “The Master's Call”

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Liked Utah Carol. Made me think of Kingston Trio doing a western

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Gangster Rap for country grandpas. Great voice and melodies. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

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Fine

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3/5

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Big Iron is a good song, but country doesnt seem to be my style

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Great old cowboy songs. Big Iron a staple of Fallout New Vegas, and Bob Weir covered El Paso at GratefulnDwad shows for decades. So much better than the crap Nashville pumps out onto your local robot-programmed radio station 90.3 THE BULL WE PLAY ALL THE HIIITTTSSS Y'ALL

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6/10. I do enjoy this music, but I can't take it seriously, and as an album, 45 minutes of it is a lot because it all sounds roughly identical. Now, there is the plus side that each song usually tells a fun little story. The Master's Call's lyrics almost feel like a parody, but I am pretty sure this is meant to be sincere: "My wicked past unfolded, I thought of wasted years / When another bolt of lightning killed a hundred head of steers" Or better yet: "I will weep like the willow that weeps in the valley"

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Skimmed through the songs and will have to go back and give the whole albumin a listen!

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Had some good tunes.

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I liked it better than I’d expected to. Fun stories and he has a great voice.

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Standard cowboy country story tellin… good to start with, but got a tad boring!

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Classic country. There is not much to add to that. You like it or you don't. (6/10) Favourite Track: Big Iron

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1959: Big Iron, They're Hanging Me Tonight

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I knew of El Paso, which is just ok. I also knew of Big Iron, which is quite nice albeit a little long. Overall beyond a couple of the songs I'm not too into it, but I respect it.

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I like the slower number "They're hanging me tonight" but the rest is just okay to me.

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These songs are fun, I used to like the song El Paso more, but as I have listened to it more closely, the story is really simple and kind of stupid. A good album for what it is, a collection of westerns.

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Country just isnt my cup of tea. The first song is pretty good though.

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Рррр

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Fun to listen to, but couldn't imagine listening to this sort of music (this is called country, right?) for pleasure

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Fun one. Although I would listen unironically

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This is a lot more fun to listen to than I expected. I don't listen very often to country and Western music (I don't know what the difference is between those two categories, but I always see them listed as two discrete names, so I'll do the same), but I was somewhat familiar with one or two of these songs because I've heard covers. I like the sound of these tracks. Reminds of music we'll hear playing in the background of a film in which bad things eventually happen; e.g., music like this plays quietly over speakers in a roadside diner as two characters meet late at night to talk about some nefarious thing or we can tell one of them is going to kill the other later, stuff like that, or maybe it's playing on the soundtrack as an aural juxtaposition to someone getting their teeth kicked in. I also enjoy how wonderfully anachronistic yet deeply familiar this all sounded to me. Almost kind of steampunk-ish, you know? There's really nothing out there like this these days, or at least not that I've heard or encountered. I can hear, too, the roots of all sorts of music that followed in a wide variety of styles; that, of course, means this music reflects other earlier influences, and that's cool. I honestly thought this album would either bore or annoy me to know end, but it didn't. Nice. Oh, and is it okay to admit I kind of get a little misty-eyed at the end of "El Paso"? Of course it is.

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Loved Big Iron, though I'm pretty sure I recognise this from a computer game. I also liked Master's Call and Hanging Tree a lot. The rest of the album doesn't have any tracks quite as standout, though it is a fun listen. I do enjoy having a story to listen to 👍

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Super cute gunslinger ballads - enjoyed lots more than I expected! Perfect campfire music, and love all the close harmonies. Fav new track: El Paso

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Nice and jolly

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Very of its time, you can hear all the influences of rock ‘n’ roll within some of these songs

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Good

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New to me, though I recognised El Paso from the Old 97s version. Enjoyed this more than I expected, though over time it felt a bit samey and not sure I’d listen too often.

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True 50s country & western, classic album. He loved El Paso so much he put it on there twice. Favorite Track: El Paso Relisten: Yes

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Seltsam wie unironisch ergriffen ich solch kitschige Räuberpistolen von heißen Eisen, Mexikanerinnen und Kristall klarem Wasser unter schattigen Weiden hören kann. Durstige 2.9

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That's right, this is old songs, nice singer.

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Interesting.

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Bang bang. A smooth listen as I cooked some Mexican food.

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Dudes pretending to be cowboys will never not be funny. Still an enjoyable listen.

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Solid old country. Does sound kind of same-y after a while, but El Paso is hard not to like.

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You know, Cowboy Elvis, I actually enjoyed our trip in the Western Country. I love the vivid stories and the delicious cowboy rock flavor of it from the '50s. I guess I enjoyed this little album as a whole. Most dads and grandpas today would love this set of '50s pop-rock tunes. Simple and even generic, just like "the good old days". It has a generic overall sound. It gets boring after a while, not so different from the old cowboy movies the local movie channel sometimes shows. But it's the vivid stories that bring this album to life. Much like the stories our grandparents tell us, there's fun in experiencing the adventures that they went through during those days.

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WITH A BIG IRON ON HIS HIP I liked it it was good.

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Guns blazing out, country and western songs seem to have taken a large part of the American musical consciousness in 1959. This was the year a sleazy and cynical Italian-American crooner such as Dean Martin reinvented himself as a cowboy hero in Howard Hawks' *Rio Bravo*, even managing to have the producers press 'pause' on the proceedings onscreen to have enough time for him and Ricky Nelson to wistfully duet on the unforgettable "My Rifle, My Pony And Me" in front of an elated John Wayne. Only a few years before this endearing musical interlude on film, Marty Robbins' well-rounded persona and clear, juvenile voice had already surged in the US country scene thanks to hits such as "A White Sport Coat" and "The Story Of My Life". But it was also in 1959 that Robbin's real foray into western balladry actually started for good. And for those willing to invest their hard-earned bucks into a collection of records dedicated to such a quaint-yet-charming subgenre, *Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs* is deemed as nothing shorter than a landmark album. (For more information on this crooning, conservative and cosplay take on "country music" taken as a whole, see also: Jim Reeves. Or at least, that's what online specialists are trying to whisper into my ears right now--even though I'm not a horse). Wikipedia even informs us that years after *Gunfighter Ballads*'s release, members of the Western Writers of America chose six of its songs as being among the Top 100 Western Songs of all time. Three of them were written by Robbins: first his signature song "El Paso", along with "Big Iron", and "The Master's Call". And three were written and previously recorded by others: "Cool Water", "Billy The Kid", and "The Strawberry Roan". Without a doubt, the six songs listed here were the highlights of the album, whether then or now. It's worth noting, however, that in that bunch, "Big Iron" is probably the least compelling track, and its relative fame in 2022 seems to have more to do with the online craze of our day and age than in any relevant influence during the late fifties. In 2010, with the release of Obsidian Entertainment's Fallout New Vegas, *Gunfighter Ballads...* was indeed rediscovered by people who played the game and listened to the in-game radio. The radio feature included "Big Iron," which caused players to seek out the entire album, discovering the other songs online. Many Internet memes were created as a result, with the most common of them being parodies and edits of the album cover, along with edits or mashups of "Big Iron". And this hot trail was then picked up by the Breaking Bad producers, choosing the song for an appearance in the finale of their postmodern spaghetti western. Seems like Hollywood is never really far when something is labelled as 'Western'. It's those dreams shot for wide cinemascope screens, never really burdened by any sense of authenticity. How could those dreams *not* be part of the overall package here? Coincidentally or not, such a sudden and inexplicable online craze as the one that befell "Big Iron" also nicely ties in with the Tik Tok success of Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" ten years later or so. And even beyond the common country and western influence displayed in those two admittedly very different tunes, there's *another* interesting parallel to point out here. In both cases, what we have is a competent song fooling around with clichés inherent to the genre involved, which often has its charm if it's done in the appropriate, tongue-in-cheek manner, as is the case for both tracks. But can such immediate, albeit somewhat hollow success be equated to art having a truly *meaningful* discourse about our current culture? The jury's out on this one. My best guess here is that all those playful Hollywood shenanigans are just ephemeral excitement, nothing that would change any listener's life in the long run. Not to say that Marty Robbins or Lil Nas X didn't *deserve* to have their fair share of success. But this sort of overwhelming popularity shouldn't *necessarily* have any bearing on any retrospective critical assessment, mind you. And I'll point my pistol to anyone who says I should change my mind and speak more cautiously about all this. Understood, gringo?                                                                  All oh-so-serious grumblings about the commodification of music aside (niche or otherwise), the six Robbins songs quoted earlier in this piece still have very clear assets, like trump cards in a poker game explaining why this album shouldn't be totally forgotten either. "The Master's Call", in particular, could remind modern listeners of Nick Cave's killer-rampage rants about outlaws and other low-life thugs swarming in his narrative pandemonium of beautiful losers and desperate psychos (it seems like Cave's aptly named *Murder Ballads* might even have drawn a little influence from Robbins, at least on the conceptual level). And among the three covers quoted up above, the cautionary tale "Billy The Kid" also stands out for sure. Flavored with peppers and hot chili sauce all around its Tex-Mex arrangements (just like in the sweeter, grander and yet more by-the-books "El Paso"), there's even a gripping quality to the rendition of that traditional tune in here, with its smart, bittersweet alternance of major and minor key chords neatly thought out, recorded and performed. The images evoked by such a technicolor-shot motion picture are thus nothing short of stunning. And you can't complain about the script either, even though you know how the story ends (spoiler alert: badly). As for most of the other unquoted songs, there's nothing in them particularly worth raving about on first listens. If you happen to be obsessed with them tales of the Old Wild West--or if you're right in the middle of a Red Dead Redemption marathon--you will probably find the time and energy to immerse yourself into that hackneyed Grand Canyon vista so as to sort the wheat from the chaff before stacking the good stuff up in your carriage and move on. Other pioneers, however, might elect to go at once and find a creek with fresher water elsewhere to plant their tipees or tents. The American west is large enough for all sorts of pioneers anyway.                                                                             Interestingly, *Gunfighter Ballads...* is now part of Sony's "American Milestones" reissue series for classic country and western albums, including, among others, *At Folsom Prison* by Johnny Cash and *Red Headed Stranger* by Willie Nelson. "American milestones", those figures are indeed, mostly because Cash and Nelson knew a thing or two about how they could raise a vast array of emotions in their listeners' souls (laughter, anger, cynicism, despair, romanticism and so on...). And doing this, the two also had a legitimate influence on other genres far outside of their initial reach. Cash's mordant lyrics, deep rumbling vocals and dry instrumentation, in particular, still stands the test of time today. Next to these giants, Marty Robbins kinda looks like a midget holding a water pistol instead of the glittering, proverbial colt. And the Old Wild West is certainly not kind for simpering tenderfoots with a suave voice, as every free-lance undertaker (and music critic) this side of Colorado knows... [[Number of albums I listened to from the list: 4 Albums left to listen to: 997 Number of albums I've found genuinely relevant: 0 Number of different albums you should *probably* listen to before you die: 1 Number of different albums you should *definitely* listen to before you die: 3 (counting this one out)]

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Wtf Um this is fun Marty Robbins is officially an icon in my book

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Decent shit vel gert og allt það en nenni ekki að hlusta eitthvað oft eða mikið á þetta no offense

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The 12 tracks on this album certainly sound like authentic "cowboy songs" in terms of there arrangements (Solo singer with a small choir of male harmonies, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and mandolin). Indeed, in 2017, Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant." It's very much a lyrical and storytelling album, usually with a fatalistic ending for the protagonist. Is very much music of it's time, so it's hard to imagine this album gaining an audience from today's generation. Lacking any real variety, the album does get a bit samey and the laid back nature works for and against it. It's a shame there is nothing with excitement like 'Rawhide'. Stand out tracks: the two singles 'El Paso' and 'Big Iron'.

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Old fashioned but so enjoyable! It took me back to watching Calamity Jane as a kid!

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Прослушивание 1 + размышления: 1 Это кантри? Эм.... не люблю такое. Но мало ли удивит. Но звучит это интересно, и даже не отвратно. 2 Кантри- музыка для добряков. Бывает вообще злое кантри?) Песня- добрый отрывок на 1.5 минуты. 3 Очень жалко, что я не носитель английского языка (да я и русским не очень владею). Столько великих песен, а я не понимаю о чем они. Вот песня пробивает на слезу, но о чем она? Эх :( 4 А вода прохладная, или хорошая?) 5 Как красиво поёт этот мужик. Любит он протягивать гласные, это завораживает. 6 Это песня про друга, которого любил исполнитель, и который был как брат?) No Homo. Возможно я не понял про что песня, но будет кринжово, если я не так понял. 7 Мне только сейчас мысль пришла, а альбом не концептуальный случаем? Ааааа ненавижу языковой барьер- это ужасно. Я могу оценивать только звучание, а так как это кантри, тут нет ничего интересного.... 8 Снова ничего не понимаю, но песня вдохновляет. 9 Вот это веселуха. Что за шесть пушек у него? Six gone, six gone, ничего не выкупаю. 10 Вообще дикий запад с одной стороны ассоциируется с 2 клише: салун, перестрелки, а также кантри. Как такие 2 вещи пересекаются? Непонятно. 11 Ох... сейчас бы в stardew valley поиграть. Совет дня, не идите в 10 класс, потому что в 11 надо сдавать ЕГЭ. Лучше бы я в шарагу ушёл, чем остался бы тут учиться. 12 Сейчас бы за город, выращивать в огороде патисоны. Пожарить потом шашлыки, а затем, вечером играть в домино. Такое настроение мне передаёт песня. 13 Какая песня весёлая. Танцевать хочется. 14 Седло трампа, нет блин трон байдена. Вхахаххахаха 15 Что, уже конец? Очень увлекательный был альбом. А этот трек был вроде. Банжо похоже на балалайку по звуку) Прослушивание 2: это музыка не предназначена для фона. Вот едешь в автобусе, хочется спать, а тут такое, не поспишь. Пришёл домой, поел, лежишь и кайфуешь Вывод: альбом мне не зашёл, такой жанр я не люблю, добавил один трек, но альбом дал мне заряд положительных эмоций, поэтому моя оценка- 3 из 5, супер!

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Buen disco

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Never Heard beford, probably never Heard again.

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Liked it! Great collection of country ballads

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Well, better than I thought. Like Nick Cave's Murder Ballads, but country style. Yee Ha!

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Enjoyed this one! Marty's voice is excellent and there are so many amazing harmonies throughout with the backing singers, and some excellent little guitar licks that add so much to the songs I felt the songs did start to get a bit samey after a while, and the ones that were just Marty on his own didn't click with me as much, but on the whole it was a great vibe.

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When I saw the cover I feared the worst, but I actually thought this was pretty good! Catchy songs, and though the music was very samey, the stories kept coming. Yeehaw

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I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. However I’m not going to buy the album to add to my collection because of the topics, killing and death.

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Great western classics…. Big fan

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Fallout new vegas classic but only a few takeaways

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Love the stories. Usually hate country, but this was more western!

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Yeehaw 🤠

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Cowboy shit.

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Det helt gamle blues rock, 50’er, country vibes, simpelt og ganske godt

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3

Good voice but not something I'd listen to much.

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3

Expected to hate this, in fact I quite liked it. A fun mellow album.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect but I liked it, very pleasant. Made me want to read a Western. I liked the simplicity yet the vocals have more range than a Frank Sinatra and the lyrics tell great stories. Musically decent. I’ll likely listen again.

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3

Marty paired perfectly with Sunday brunch this morning. Thought I’d be disappointed but I liked the storytelling. It was a rootin’ tootin’ good time!

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I like outlaw country but this was a little toooo old school for me

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Mmmmmmmmmm. No sé. Me puso nerviosa por momentos.

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3

Mooie zwoele country

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This is a little hokey, but I liked it anyway. Reminds me of songs during the credits of old B/W western movies. It's very well recorded for the time (or maybe it's been completely remastered). Another half-star problem for me. Would like to give it 3.5.

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I started off enjoying this album because the songs are so catchy and he has a great voice but after 5-6 songs it started to feel like the same song over and over again. Like you could have taken the lyrics from any song from this album and swapped them with any other song from this album and it would have sounded totally normal.

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3

Calm western music, delivered by a pleasant voice of Marty Robbins and a splendid guitar. Definitely felt the vibe of the western trail. Had some fun listening to it, but I don't feel the need to return to it for some time. Highlight: El Paso

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3

see you, space cowboy

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3

It’s an accurate album title - old school country campfire narratives about life in the badlands.

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lite småmysigt men inget som får mig att gå så att säg

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Mighty damn white.

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2

I think this is really good for what it is. And the F- bomb like it's nothing too. I want to meet this man, in life or after it.

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2

meh

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I’m sure it’s a good version of what this is. But it ain’t for me.

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Yer da rang said he loves it

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Great story telling but not for me.

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Album cover 10/10

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El Paso was nice for the novelty of listening to a ballad from a byegone era. But listening to 13 other songs that sound virtually identical to it gets old pretty fast

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Nope

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Pretty old western sound. I only listened to like two songs because I got busy but basically.. I just don't care. Sorry to Nicholas Cage/John Cusak cowboy on the cover.

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country. Very monotonous.

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Leppoisia länkkärilauluja, mutta ei mitenkään erityisiä. Tällaista karjapaimenet varmaan entisaikoihin kuuntelivat walkmaneistaan matkatessaan preerian poikki. Kansikuvan perusteella toiveet olivat korkealla, mutta ei sitten kuitenkaan lähtenyt.

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Hyvä ääni mutta aikalailla saman toistoa. Laulujen tarinat toki vaihtelee ja varmasti olisi mielellään laulujen muodossa tätä tarinointia kuunnellut, jos mies olisi istahtanut kitaran kanssa leirinuotion ääreen. Mutta ei niinkään näin työnteon taustalla. Tuottelias kaveri. Yli 50 äänitettyä studiolevyä ja yli 30 ajettua Nascar-kisaa.

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Likely a racist fuckhead but I love his voice. I wish these songs were about anything else.

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Gotta love the title of this album not to mention the cover. I have a fantasy based interest in the era where people wrote songs about gunslingers so I was a little excited to see a whole album seemingly on point. Alas, this album has convinced me to let the fantasy go. I just couldn't get into it. +1 for the cover

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This album told full stories in song, which is cool. Solid song writing, nice tunes, good musicians. A bit boring and one note. What was the state of music that musicians were just playin’ western genre albums? At the cocktail party, “yeah, put on Marty Robbins, let’s hear us some westerns!” Hangin’ Tree followed by Saddle Tramp, LOL. 2 stars.

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2

Is this a book on tape?

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Amazed that some of the songs weren't too bad (a couple were actually good). But still, not my kind of thing.

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Interesting timepiece but not one I'll go back to

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Not a bad listen. A bit too western for me, I don't think I'd listen to the whole album again unless I was in the right mood. But an enjoyable experience. Some songs sound a bit samey. Highlights = Big Iron, El Paso Lowlights = Quite a few.

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Pas mon style mais beaucoup moins pire que ce à quoi je m'attendais. J'ai quand même liké deux chansons, à voir si je continue à les écouter ou si elles "prennent la poussière" dans ma playlist

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THE BIG IROOOOON ON HIS HIIIIIIIIIIIP <3<3<3<3<3

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Ja sam na zapadu, nema puno ljudi, pištolj mi za pasom, sunce tuče, ništa ne vidim, prži kao ulje za pomfri. Skoro napuštene kuće, šeta se, šešir na glavi, boli me uvo za sve, uživam i ništa mi ne fali, osim eto pokoje 'ladno pivo jer trgovine baš nema u blizini, a pogotovo frižidera.

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Big Iron is a country classic for sure. However, I found the rest of the album to be rehash after rehash of the same thing. It was OK, but only one great track.

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BIG IRON ON HIS HIIIIP

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Old country not really my thing

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boring. like listen to cowboy stories

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Uhm.... I dont feel i should score this as its like its dutch and i only speak english but as i have to i will give 2. Sorry marty

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Ok but just not my thing

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I’m not into the cowboy aesthetic. 4

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It is what it is - generic cowboy tale country music, very very repetitive overall

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couldn't finish

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Good crooning voice but doesn't stick. 2

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È repubblicano anticomunista altrimenti era un 3

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I've heard this music mimicked and parodied throughout my life. It's like stepping into an old TV show. This album is a fun time but nothing that I really take that seriously or will revisit

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As soon as I saw the album art and the title of this record, I knew I was in for the opposite of a treat. I don't care for this kind of music at all, but I approached it with an open mind. To be fair, it's not that bad for what it is. If you're into the old country/western style, this is definitely for you. Personally, I can't stand it, but I can appreciate the musicianship.

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It's.... what you would expect...

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This guy talks more about guns than some rappers. Some clever lines here and there, but it’s the same 3 musical schemes over and over again. Tells many tall tales. How does this guy have the time to do all the things he claims he’s done. It’s fine. Sound like camp songs.

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Ei ihan lähteny tää rallattelu. Varmasti sopii elokuviin yhden kahden kappaleen verran ja menisi kivuttomasti, mut en mä tästä innostunut mitenkään

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Hetken sai hauskoja Django-fiboja, mutta kovin nopeesti kävi ärsyttäväksi cowboy-ulinaksi...

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Is it still cultural appropriation if you take something super white and make it even whiter? This guy is about as close to being a cowboy as I am to being an Olympic gymnast. Kidding aside, I know a lot of these Marty Robbins songs - so that's saying something. He has a great voice and this is iconic early Country/Western music - classic storytelling. I just can't get over how inauthentic it is. It's like he dressed up in a 6-year-old's Halloween costume and wrote songs about his favorite stories from one of those old radio shows.

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started off really well but got stupidly repetitive after a few songs.

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I tried, not my thing

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ok this isn’t my music taste at all. i wasn’t offended by it but i wouldn’t understand why people would listen to this over other albums. it was not horrifying but not good.

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Konnte ich relativ uninteressiert weghören.

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Quality vocals, and about as country/western as you can get, but sounds ancient now. Mostly because it is.

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A relatively short album. I don't think I was familiar with any of the songs but that makes sense because I don't travel the trails and I am not a gunslinger.

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Nearly didn’t bother listening based on the cover, but some ok songs on it

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Guns and roses, the wild wild west. Love, dust, prisons and Mexican girls. What country was.

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I like Big Iron. It has that railroad rhythm I associate with Johnny Cash. 160 Acres does less for me. It stays pretty samey from here. I realise judging a record from over 60 years ago is unfair. It passed pleasantly enough, but cowboy country has been run dry hence

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Yehawn! 🥱 It's alright if you like this sort of thing, for me it was a one-way ticket to Yawnville. Slept great last night, thanks for asking.

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Fine enough when you’re watching a western, but not something I’d choose to put on

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11th February 2022 Started while making up the front room for Caroline, Ian etc but didn’t finish until Monday morning. I like the storytelling element, musically simple but the vocals are lovely. And without albums like this we wouldn’t have Springsteen.

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Very county and western, very yeehaw, very dated, very much not my thing

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Extremely not my thing. Only made it like two tracks.

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This is OK for what it is but it's too dated for me really. I know I'd never choose to listen to it.

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Boomer cowboy songs for wanna-be cowboy boomers

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Nudy na pudy. Parę przyzwoitych kawałków i reszta wypychacze, które przeleciały bez wzbudzenia jednej emocji. Brzmi jak wszystko westernowe.

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Westernowa muzyczka ma to do siebie, że albo jest epicka, albo się nudzi po 30 sekundach. Big Iron spoko, reszta miałka.

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Very much of its time. Quite tame fireside croonsome Americana. Not exactly Murder Ballads by Nick Cave!

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I can see why it's on this list since it is just quintessential western music that is well done. A few songs are unique enough to make an impression but for the most part they kind of just mesh together. 4/10

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Didn’t like it. Not my forte. Did not finish v by

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Lots of gun and killing talk for such gentile sounding music.

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This is country so I’m gonna pass on this. Yee haw Marty

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ya no

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That’s the Western album box checked then

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говно тупого говна

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Zzzzzzzz Songs to play around an open fire in the 1950s. Boring stories and repetitive boring music. If this was the soundtrack for a a Spinal Tap/Mighty Wind style mockumentary it would fit perfectly.

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Seems harsh for me to give this less than a 2 but I really don't like this genre. After a minute or two it seemed like this could be a decent change of pace for me, but that's about the time I started tiring of it. And I think that first song ("Big Iron") was probably the best of the lot. I just can't with the simple tunes with that 50s echoey crooning vocal sound. Not exactly digging the lyrics either. I think it's really not so much the country - it's the western. 2/10 1 star - i'm sure there's a reason he's here but I just can't look beyond my personal distaste.

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c'est chiant

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Not a fan of country lol

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Oh no. Just ... Don't.

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What the actual fuck was he on about! Plus terrible terrible music like the sound of rain on a car roof.

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Wouw.. is it a joke..?!

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nope

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Lots of gun lyrics.

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