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A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse

Faces

1971

A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse

Album Summary

A Nod's As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse is the third album by British rock group Faces, and their second album of 1971. Bolstered somewhat by lead singer Rod Stewart's recent solo success with "Maggie May", it was their most successful album worldwide, peaking at No. 6 in the US, and reaching No. 2 in the UK. It also contains their biggest US hit, the swaggering "Stay with Me" (No. 6 in the UK, No. 17 in the US), and the album itself would be certified gold by the RIAA in 1972. The album is generally regarded by critics and fans as the Faces' definitive statement; the most consistent, balanced album of the group's career in terms of songwriting and of mood, thanks in no small part to the decision to share production duties with Glyn Johns (Johns's association with the group stretched back as far as their original iteration as the Small Faces). As a result of Johns's involvement the album is a more focused and concise offering than the two previous Faces LPs, clocking in at 35.56, where both of its predecessors exceeded the 45 minute mark. The album features two original ballads and a cover of Chuck Berry's "Memphis Tennessee" alongside the usual Faces' trademark raucous bluesy rockers and rollicking bar-room swing-alongs. Bassist Ronnie Lane, usually confined to backing vocals and the occasional sole lead vocal on previous Faces records, sings lead on three of his own compositions here (one co-written with keyboardist Ian McLagan). Of these, "Debris", an elliptical examination of father-son relationships, was chosen as the B-side to their hit "Stay With Me". The title of the album is derived from a Cockney turn of phrase that acknowledges that a hint or suggestion can be or has been understood without the need of further elaboration or explanation. The original issue of the album came with a large poster consisting of a picture collage, including images of pills and pharmaceutical capsules, as well as polaroid photos apparently taken on tour of band and crew members reveling with naked groupies in hotel rooms. Within weeks of release, the record company had second thoughts about the poster and re-issued the album without it, turning original copies with the poster into collectors' items overnight.On 28 August 2015, the album was reissued in a remastered and expanded form, with the bonus tracks being two songs from a previously unreleased BBC session. The new vinyl reissue even replicated the poster included with the first-pressing vinyl release.

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Rating

3.28

Votes

5383

Genres

  • Rock
  • Country
  • Blues
  • Hard Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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Tue Mar 30 2021
3

Not bad, but not exciting my penis

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

I once nodded at a blind horse and ended up being married to her for 15 years. What a 'mare. Had I winked, I'd have been much better off, so I dont agree with the sentiment one bit. The Faces performed at my son's bar mitzvah. He had recently been diagnosed with leukaemia and wasn't in the best of moods. Ronnie Wood tried to cheer him up by flirting with him and boasting about how much mashed watermelon he could eat in an hour. We all sat around watching Ronnie jamming melon in his gob like it was going out of fashion, which of course it was at the time. After the hour was up and nothing short of 38 watermelons had been consumed, Ronnie and the rest of the band got on stage and performed their hits. You could see Ronnie was struggling and his bowels eventually gave way. He shit all over the stage and decorated the front row of 13 year old boys in fizzy brown pebbles. We all fell about laughing and renamed them The Faeces. My son died of leukaemia later that evening, but what a send off it was.

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Sat Feb 05 2022
3

Listen: Things turned out pretty well for Rod Stewart. I'd argue that he ultimately ended up with the career he wanted (unless I'm way off here, and he was a frustrated soccer player, but I think Rod's association with soccer and his love for "football" was just part of his carefully crafted image). But I wonder about some sliding door moments where either the Jeff Beck Group or Faces broke through in ways that the Stones or Led Zeppelin did, and then maybe Rod would have been a lesser Mick Jagger or Robert Plant. But that's basically who Rod Stewart is. He doesn't have quite the front man charisma of Jagger. He definitely never had the soaring vocal skills that Plant had back in the day. And I think Rod Stewart knew this about himself. He still has (or had) one of the more unique voices in rock and/or roll. And some of the songs he sings lead on for the Faces (especially Bad 'N' Ruin) and the Jeff Beck Group are balls out classics. As are a ton of his early solo songs. But Rod Stewart's persona and ego were too big to be hidden as "just" the lead vocalist for a band. Not to mention having to give up lead vocals to a Ronnie Lane on certain songs. And Rod has a point there. His voice is so much better than Lane's, and you end up wishing Rod was the lone lead vocalist here. The material itself is decent. It's just not Zeppelin or the Stones. And maybe Rod Stewart knew that better than anyone.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
1

I really don't understand this list. I feel like the authors haven't done a very good job of living up to the title they chose. Why must I hear these boring-ass Rod Stewart albums that keep getting generated before I die? For every one of these bland, forgettable snoozefests, they could have populated the list with more cutting edge jazz, fascinating avant garde, challenging heavy music, or statement-laden singer-songwriter pieces. This is music for your aunt. It sounds the an ashtray full of Parliament light cigarette butts smells. This album has no legacy, it has influenced nothing noteworthy. It's stale white bread in a cabinet that smells faintly of mildew and is lined with a tacky layer of faded orange and green plastic sheeting. This is an album that was meant to take up space at a Goodwill or a Salvation Army in between Barry Manilow and a six volume Christian music box set that's missing two records and the vinyl is warped. Once you have heard Neu! you never have to hear this album. It offers nothing. Throw in that punch bowl, tupperware, and Garfield mug you found a few aisles over and maybe you'll break $5.

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Tue May 24 2022
4

I feel like I just got tricked into listening to Rod Stewart. And, you know, I was mad about it at first. But then I just resigned myself to fact that I was in for an album full of growly, overly-dramatic vocals. And you know what? I really enjoyed the album. It's just solid, middle-of-the-road, rock and roll. Nothing super unique or surprising but everything was just... good. Even though there was a ton of Rod Stewart singing. Go figure.

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Thu Sep 17 2020
3

It was good, I especially liked “Stay With Me” and “All You Need.” I don’t think I’ll be coming back to it often, though. However as someone who grew up in Rod’s standards era, this was nice.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
1

Why is Rod pretending to be american 'Tenn er see' I ask you? This album reminded me of the time I was waiting all night for a taxi whilst locked in a half full wheely bin with only a deranged incontinent blind cat for company. Sure the piss kept me warm as it ran down my back and the noxious smell of the half composted rubbish was a comfort as it sent me into a hallucinogenic state. But what really pissed me of was the 10er that I had for the taxi got soaked from the seeping mass of decomposing detritus. The taxi driver refused to take it and I had to walk home anyway.

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Mon Mar 08 2021
4

Rod's early stuff just doesn’t hold a candle to Do Ya Think I’m Sexy. lol What a great band. While Rod eventually descended to great heights, every one of the other musicians and the producer ended up playing, and in Ronnie Lane’s case co-writing, with either the Stones or the Who. That says all that's needed about the quality of these musicians.

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

Phenomenal. Loose, ragged, and imbued with the chaotic spirit and big heart of prestige rock and roll but shorn of any purist posturing. Stewart's voice has lived at least three lifetimes. Wood's guitar at least two. Doesn't unify into a kind of colelctive national anthem of the white working class like 'Every Picture Tells A Story' but doesn't try to either. Possibly improves Memphis from Chuck Berry's original, which should tell you all you need to know about how good this is.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

Pretty generic classical rock album. Kinda meh...

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

Not too bad, but also nothing too outstanding.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
3

Is Nigel going to freestyle on A Nod Is As Good As A Wank To A Blind Horse? Almost certainly. This was fine. Nice, safe, comforting vaguely bluesy rock n' roll. Although I do wonder if it already sounded retro / dated (delete as appropriate) when it was released as it does absolutely whiff on the '60s.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
3

The thing about faces is every one is unique. The fact that Rod Stewart decorated his with an expensive mullet is his perogative and should be celebrated for the majestic beast it is. He has a great voice too and should get drunk and do cup draws more often. Better than Kurt Zouma kicking a cat.

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Tue May 11 2021
2

У Тодда в Тенях был как-то выпуск One-Hit Wonderland про группу Darkness, и там он сказал, что группа, которая представляет крутейшее гитарное соло криком «GUITAR!!!» заслуживает его уважения. Ну так вот, в песне Stay With Me после первого куплета вокалист неразборчиво буркнул «guitar...» и после этого началось унылое дженерик дрочево. И, что самое главное, это единственное, что я запомнил из этого альбома. Поэтому шли бы нахуй фейсес-хуейсес и амнезия заодно, 4/10

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

This my jaaaaaaaaaam. Bluesy, rock with awesome vocals.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
5

Fav Song: That's All You Need

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

This is more my style! I enjoyed this one!

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

will never understand how hard these guys could rock when on the verge of passing out . . . but damn, they had something.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Best recommendation from this site so far

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

Love this!

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Wed Feb 10 2021
5

Wow, not familiar with Faces. Didn't realize this was Rockin' Rod. The initial impression is great bluesy rock. Definitely some similarity to the Doors. I like it. It will be interesting to see if all the tracks are like this.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
5

Didn’t think I’d recognise any of it but knew Stay. Reminded me a bit of Martin.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

Why didn't Rod stay here? As good as the Stones. This rocks. Great keyboards.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
5

Мамуля это рок-н-ролл и никаких сусликов. Ееееее

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Fri May 14 2021
5

Bought it

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Wed Jun 16 2021
5

I expected to quite like it, but it exceeded my expectations. I thought i already had an opinion on Stay With Me, but that was better than I expected too. Maybe it all caught me in just the right mood.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
5

Man I really dig this album. I’ve always loved Rod Stewart, and have heard some of Faces more popular work, but to dig into their deeper cannon feels pretty cool. I really enjoyed this album.

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Fri Sep 10 2021
5

The funny thing about The Faces is that I do not like Rod Stewart...as a solo artist. Most if not all of his solo stuff just rubs me the wrong way. However, I like everything I've ever heard from the Faces. That, to me, shows the power of a band. A band is not its front man. He's the voice of the band, but all the components elevate the music to something great. This is also the vibe and fun I needed after Alice in Chains. "Memphis" is an example of a worthwhile cover. They give homage to one of their influences and role models, but they also make the song their own. Ronnie Wood's Rolling Stones sound is on full display on "Too Bad." I'm so close to a 5/5 on this one. All comes down to the last track. "That's All You Need" is like Rolling Stones meets Van Halen, and that's a good thing. This is a solid album worth regular listening, and I will definitely seek out live filmed performances of these songs. They'd be fun to watch.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
5

This album rocked my absolute shit and made me into a fan of Rod Stewart, a feat heretofore deemed impossible.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
5

‘Stay with me’ was already a classic in this house, love the cover of ‘Memphis’ and the supporting tracks on this album. Rock on

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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

I was not at all familiar with this band. It's good stuff. Reminds me of classic Aerosmith, but a lot groovier. I'm going to dig into this band a little bit more. I like what I've heard.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
5

I had an epiphany last year, listening to Every Picture Tells a Story for the first time: Rob Stewart was actually great, and EPTAS is a masterclass. So, I'm delighted that A Nod... is The Faces in exactly the same groove as EPTAS. What I wanted was more of the same, and it seems The Faces were in accord. Of course, saying one album sounds like another doesn't really say anything much. So, this album is a laid-back, rocking, laddish, boozy, bluesy, rogueish yet softhearted paean to both the raucous Saturday night and the dog-rough Sunday morning. Just don't think of The Stereophonics and you'll love it all.

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

Prancing wigs with gravel in their throats, coke up their noses and a pocketful of fucking great rock songs. Best Tracks: Miss Judy's Farm; Stay With Me; Too Bad

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Sat Nov 27 2021
5

Very good album! Exciting and lively playing + great singing + (mostly) great songwriting = A great album. This is what classic rock is!

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

Probably one of the most underrated bands from this era

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Thu Dec 16 2021
5

I love this album.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
5

Say what you want about Rod Stewart's career, but he in fact was a great blues and rock vocalist with the Jeff Beck Group and when he and Ron Wood left to join some ex-Small Faces to form the Faces. This was Stewart and Wood at their best (I prefer Wood's guitar work with the Faces than with the Stones) and A Nod Is As Good...was a high point for the band. The band was drunken and sloppy live, but their studio albums were classic records. Wood's guitar work is exceptional on Nod and Stewart never sounded better. The same band would also record on Stewart's early albums, so in reality the Faces produced a lot of great, memorable albums.

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Sat Jan 01 2022
5

We were blown away by this album. Rod Stewart used to be _cool_?

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Thu Jan 27 2022
5

sloppy genius - great rock and (EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY) roll. those boys could SWING!! Debris is especially magnificent, as is Stay With Me.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
5

Sara likes much, Eddie thinks inoffensive

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Mon May 16 2022
5

This album is a revelation. I<ve listened to it three times and each spin has been more enjoyable as the one before. The band cooks and Rod Stewart is in fine voice throughout. THe band rocks so hard that at times I<m thinking this is as good as or better than any Stones album. 5 stars

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

I knew about Rod Stewart, but never knew about this band for some reason. Odd. Either way, this is pretty good 70s rock and roll, nothing felt repetitive or out of place, each song went from strength to strength, really enjoyed it.

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Sun Aug 14 2022
5

This a solid album. Great energy.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

Shows how important Ronnie Lane was to this band

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

Learned a lot about Rod Stewart last week. #1 thing I learned is that I just really love his voice. Faces was a new band to my consciousness, but I knew a couple of these tunes already.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
5

Just some good old classic rock

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Sun Oct 30 2022
5

Perfection

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Fri Nov 04 2022
5

Loved this album. Rod in his prime.

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Fri Sep 25 2020
4

Very solid early 70s rock’n’roll

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Tue Jul 13 2021
4

Rod's voice is iconic and "Stay With Me" is an all-out banger of a song. If it had a couple more hits, it would be a perfect classic rock album.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Solid 70s rock n roll

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Good rockyness Short and sweet Propa rock and roll

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Is that Rod Stewart? Yes, this was the band he was with. Very easy to listen to "soft rock" with a very groovy vibe. If I lived in 1971 this would have been an album I would own.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

Pleasantly surprised. Before listening to this I'd have said under 40 minutes is plenty of Rod Stewart at once. I always wondered what the fuss was with him but actually his voice sounded great on this album.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

No complaints

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Sun Jul 18 2021
4

Works for me. Sounds like a good drinking album. Kinda wish Rod Stewart sang lead on every track though.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

Good rock

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Rod should have sung every song!

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

Solid front to back. Amazing that Rod Stewart was doing both this and his solo career so stellar at the same time.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

good classic rock

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Sun Jul 18 2021
4

These are fun songs. This is a nice way to listen to Rod Stewart, because although I like him, I tire of his voice but with Ronnie Wood alternating on lead vocals throughout the album, it creates a nice balance.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

Rock clásico. Muy bueno.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

I hadn't heard of this band before (at least I don't think so) but I was pleasantly surprised to hear Rod Stewart's voice in the opening song. I don't know that this album rocked my world but it was definitely easy enough to listen to.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

Old time Rock&Roll!

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

רוק אנד רול

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

16/01/2021 👍🏼

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

Muy Rod Stewart

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

This is some world class rock & roll! Great album just starting from the title

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Solid rock album, fun vibes and lots of energy. Didn't know them before, so fun to discover!

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

I've always liked Rod Stewart and The Faces; they're a true old school rock band

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Cuatro de cinco

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Decent. Will listen again deffo.

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

Great listen

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

Rod Stewart hat ne super 80er Schnulzen Stimme, kann echte Musik, hat n Duett mit Tina gemacht und die Haare schön. Was soll man kritisieren?

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Powerful voice and great songs. Joyful melodies with a dose of serotonin, I really enjoyed listen this album

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

Good album! Memphis and the last track were my faves

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Tue May 11 2021
4

Just a good ol’ fashioned summertime rock and roll album!

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Mon May 10 2021
4

Good blues album.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

It was good. 70s jam-band and a little blues

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

Tremendous album! Loved it!

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Fri May 07 2021
4

country rock kinda chill

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Thu May 13 2021
4

As classic rock as it gets. Kinda Beatles inspired as well I feel. “That’s All You Need” was the standout for me

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Wed May 26 2021
4

Very nice

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Fri May 07 2021
4

pretty fun like 1970's drunk bluesy singing filtered through weird british people type music. lyrics are pretty insanely misogynistic.

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Pretty good! Very Boogie with a bit of country.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

Bluesy and jammy

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Fri Jun 04 2021
4

Great classic rock and blues. Superb Rod Stewart!

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

Some classic rock, sounds a bit like the stones, very good.

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

Parliamoci chiaro, che gli puoi dire a un gruppo che negli anni 70 faceva marimba punk rock? Questo gruppo è stata una piacevolissima scoperta! Nonostante sia un gruppo rock '70 a tratti suona come un gruppo dei giorni nostri che si ispira ad un gruppo rock '70. Certe influenze mezze punk sarebbero forse audaci pure oggi, il cantato è molto sfizioso e ci sono dei pezzi che sembra quasi un graffiato mezzo hardcore, le chitarre sono davvero creative e raffinate e gli intrecci pure con il piano elettrico sono davvero notevoli. Non metto cinque solo perché purtroppo l'album nel complesso soffre un po' del problema dell'epoca, non c'è molto una visione di insieme ed è un po' una raccolta di pezzi, alcuni che magari ravvicinati risultano simili. Comunque bello!

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

3.5/5. Pretty good and different. I liked the guitar on Memphis. I knew a few faces songs before but have never heard any off this album.

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Thu Aug 12 2021
4

Très bon rock. J'ai été surpris car je ne.connaissais pas et c'était de très haute qualité. 4.5

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Thu Aug 19 2021
4

Bluesy-rock sound. Little Richard with more guitar and less soul

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Thu Aug 19 2021
4

Always a sucker for albums mentioning Memphis.

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Sun Aug 22 2021
4

Tremendous 60s/70s bluesy rock n roll. I understand why Black Crowes and Reef ripped this off.

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Sun Aug 29 2021
4

Putting the roll in rock n roll, these guys sound they had a blast rolling through these tracks. A fun album that could’ve easily been recorded at a party for how fun it sounds.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
4

I feel dumb that Ive never heard of this all-star band, but I’m glad I know about them now. Solid album - like discovering each of these guys again.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
4

I was a groomsman in a wedding where a song by Faces was played as we walked down the aisle. That's the first time I heard Faces and Rod Stewart's rockier side. It's great. Love it. He's such a great singer. This record is cool but listening while working it just sort of blends together. Nothing stands out. But it's excellent.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
4

I forget that this band existed

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Thu Sep 16 2021
4

Old-school rock'n'roll, liked the hard panning. The problem is I don't like rock'n'roll.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

Dirty.... Gritty.... classic

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Thu Sep 23 2021
4

first one i truly did not know! cool songz

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

This album was right up my alley. The blues-rock genre is already something I really enjoy, so this fit right in. The production of the album overall felt very genuine and laid back. I'd point specifically to the track Too Bad as a good example of this. Every instrument has it's place and each stands out so clearly that I feel like I'm hanging out in the room with the band playing around me. I was also pleasantly surprised by the clarity and grit of Rod's vocals. Overall a fun listen and a band that I'm curious to hear more of. and I was pleasantly surprised by the grit of Rob Stewart's vocals.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

GOOD!

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Sat Oct 16 2021
4

A very enjoyable bluesy romp.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

It's frustrating to hear Rod Stewart solo music after how great his stuff with Faces and Jeff Beck is...

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

upbeat, Rod Stewart can really belt it out, decent album

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

Interesting listen

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

Nice one

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

Nog nooit eerder gehoord, maar goede 70s rock!

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

Jaaa, endlich ein Album was ich mochte. Nice Musik, nice Stimme

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

Some classics, a little slow

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

not bad, classy roddy

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

generally ok!

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

Good album, nice beats, had cool beach drums

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

It took me a few songs before I realised what I was listening to. The stones with Rod and a slice of who, I didn't know this was a thing.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

Enjoyed it!

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

Damn this record just don’t stop growing! Good find.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
4

variety of classic rock

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Sat Jan 22 2022
4

Listenable rock n roll. 7/10

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Sat Jan 22 2022
4

7/10 solid rock album with a few standouts

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

Solid classic rock throughout

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

Really good rock. Solid album.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

Groovy rock.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

Ah, Rod. This would be pub-faire blues rock without his standout rawkish voice. Album was never a success but it did give us "Stay with me" which in immense. An enjoyable 35 minutes.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Not heard Faces before, enjoyed this album.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

Really enjoyable. Was a 3.5 album but have give 4

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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

Great. And Rod's voice is outstanding.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

Standard classic rock sound of the early 70s. It’s one of my favorite genres and this album was no exception. Solid listen and I actually think I liked this better than Rod Stewart’s solo stuff.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

Found a cool new slower song I didn't know of

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

An early 70s banger. full of swagger and self confidence. Particularly album highlight "stay with me"

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

From the opener, a refreshing blues sound with great mixing. A pure blues rock record. Towards the end of the record are some great instrumental cuts, interspersed with vocals. I liked hearing the steel drum in the final track. The guitar sound is nice and crunchy, and it’s obvious these guys know how to play.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

If you like The Black Crowes then Faces is for you.

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

Very very good

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Wed Apr 13 2022
4

A straight up rock n' roll landmark. It's not complicated, but all the parts come together perfectly. The highlight is Stay with Me. Sure, the lyrics are horrible and misogynistic, but damn if it doesn't rock. I think if I had to pick one song that best embodies the spirit of rock and roll, this would be it. 4 stars.

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Sat Apr 16 2022
4

3.5 stars. I thought the singer sounded like Rod Stewart... sure enough, it was.

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

Nice blues rock and Rod Stewart is great

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Mon Apr 25 2022
4

-Cool jams with guitar, piano, drums, and assorted other instruments in "Miss Judy's Farm," "Debris," "Memphis," 'too Bad," and "That's All You Need." -"Debris" is reminding me a bit of Bob Dylan -Very solid blues-y rock album

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Tue Apr 26 2022
4

Fantastic through and through

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Tue Apr 26 2022
4

First thought: Never heard of these guys Second thought: That sounds a hell of a lot like Rod Stewart. Third Thought: Oh no, this guy sounds totally different on song 2 I must have imaged it Stay with Me is a banger, it's cute that Rod lets the other guy sing every other song, though you'd think he'd be more focused on putting out a good album. Seems like Rod's songs are all awesome, and this other dude is just dragging things down a bit. Was originally planning to give this a 3, but the last batch of tracks from Stay With Me onwards was pretty solid so I'll bump it to a 4.

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Tue May 10 2022
4

So fun! I had not known of this band; always thought 'Stay With Me', the only song I had heard before from this album, was a song Rod Stewart did on his own. I didn't even know who was in the band when I clicked 'play' to start it up. Side Note: as the first track opened, I immediately thought of The Black Crowes' 'Jealous Again'. I like The Black Crowes and I like that song, and I'm not at all suggesting they copied that track. Nearly every rock song can be connected to so many that came before it, and those all can be connected to old blues songs that came before them, so I don't get too hung up on "originality" in that context. (For what it's worth, I find originality in music for me flows more from sound, style, melody, how they interpret and apply all those things, etc.) I'm not a huge Rod Stewart fan -- don't dislike him, just never been all that interested -- but this is a good album. Ronnie Lane's voice reminds me a little of Velvet Underground's sound. Ronnie Wood is a fantastic blues-rock guitarist and I can really hear it here. Hearing Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones in this band is great. Ah, the things I learn from this project!

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Mon May 23 2022
4

Even at its hokiest and most derivative, there is a strain of 1970s rock that is still very listenable because it has a certain groove and feeling behind it. 'A Nod's...' falls squarely in this category, although I'm doing it a little disservice as some of the material is strong - 'Miss Judy's Farm' heaves and sweats, 'Stay With Me' is rollicking good fun, and the ballads are generally done well. Also in its favour are two distinctive vocalists, which add a little variety to the mix. Overall, the tumbledown charm mitigates against hearing yet another uninspiring minor pentatonic blooz rock riff being squeezed out for the umpteenth time. This album is like an arm thrown boozily around the shoulder by some reprobate mate as he leads you to another bar - even though you had originally planned for a quiet pint or two. Good fun!

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Wed May 25 2022
4

Goed album, wil ik nog wel eens horen. Beste songs miss Judy's farm last orders please stay with me memphis

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Fri Jun 03 2022
4

okay, nice to listen nothing stands out

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

Very chill, singalong rock

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

Don't think I'll ever be much of a Rod fan, but this blows the shit out of his 71 solo effort Every Picture Tells a Story, that seems a lifeless pile of junk in comparison. Shows just how talented The Faces were to make Stewart sound as good as this.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

Did not know Rod Stewart was a part of this band. Great rock album!

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Sat Jul 09 2022
4

Really liked it, was much better than I expected! I'll definitely listen to it again.

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Sat Jul 16 2022
4

Goeie rock n roll. Moest er wel precies wat inkomen, of de 2e helft van het album is beter

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Sun Jul 17 2022
4

Some pretty high quality blues-infused old-school hard rock. Really not much more to say. I enjoyed it a lot and had fun having it on. On the other hand, there's nothing on here I haven't heard before from other bands.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

Obviously inspired music I like but not my thing

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

Fun album, good energy. Some strange musical choices here and there

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Tue Aug 09 2022
4

You know this one album actually surprised me. Thought it was gonna be your generic rock album with some singing and repetitive songs but was pleasantly surprised by several unique pieces as well as themes from love and heartbreaks with good ol rock and roll

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

Really good album, but of its time and I don't think I'll listen to it again.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

Thoroughly enjoyed this album, and would definitely listen again and to more of their stuff.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

First Rod I've enjoyed since the start of the list. Some talented musicians all over this thing.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

It is so easy to forget that at some point Rod Stewart wasn’t awful.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
4

Prefs: You're So Rude, Love Lives Here, Stay With Me, Debris, Memphis, Too Bad, That's All You Need Moins pref: Last Orders Please

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

I'm surprised how much I like Rod Stewart's older stuff. My introduction to him was in the 80s and I wasn't a fan. But Gasoline Alley and this album are really pretty good.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

I hear blues and i hear rock and i give stars

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

Flest hér eru fínir rokkslagarar ala Stones ca. 1970. Ekkert voðalega eftirminnilegt en ágætlega flutt og vel pródúcerað. Svo er það Debris, sem er fínt lag, og loks er það Stay with me, sem er einfaldlega frábært. Það lyftir plötunni uppí fjarka.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

The sound of a band having fun!

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

Nice, I always liked Rod Stewart and this album is partly RS, partly bluesy rock.

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Sat Nov 05 2022
4

New to Faces, I didn't expect this from a Rod Stewart project at all. His brand of idiosyncrasy is not usually so diverse, and the effect is much more relaxed than one would expect from the melting pot. This record isn't particularly exciting, but the blend of influences is as tasteful as it can be with that drunken piano going on and on. I enjoyed that, though, and the instrumentation's evolution to the end. As always where violins are mentioned and guitar tones bent, I feel generous.

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Sat Nov 12 2022
4

Had no idea Rod Stewart was ever in a band outside of his solo act. Pleasant surprise! This reminds me of the music my dad listened to while I was growing up. Some fun, bluesy, honky tonk goodness. Very enjoyable.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

Fun album. Favorite track: Memphis

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Tue Nov 29 2022
4

My first experience of ‘why didn’t I know about this before?’ - great classic 70s rock - reminded me of Big Star - brilliant!

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Fri Dec 02 2022
4

Great album. Rod Stewart’s vocals really ring out.

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Mon Dec 05 2022
4

Rod stewart blijft toch wel een mooie vent met een goede stem om naar te luisteren. Begint rustig met een banger als stay with me tussendoor, maar zeker bij de laatste helft vanaf memphis dan gaat het wel lekker los. Zou het eigenlijk een 3,5 willen geven maar door de laatste helft valt die naar de 4 toe. favs: Stay with me Memphis Too bad

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Tue Mar 30 2021
3

Stay With Me och Memphis är bra grejer!

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Mon Sep 07 2020
3

Good fun

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Sun Oct 18 2020
3

Did not know Rod Steward did decent blues

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Tää oli hyvä! Toimivaa seiskytlukua, viihdyin koko levyn ajan ja voisin kuvitella, et Steven on ottanut tästä vahvoja lauluvaikutteita.

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Thu Oct 22 2020
3

Klassisk rock n’ roll, simpelt, charmerende

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Lepposaa menoa ja muutama koukuttava biisi

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Sun Mar 21 2021
3

Good stuff, never heard of them before liked it a lot.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

Hat mir gefallen! Rockig! Konnte man gut zuhören. Hat mich aber auch nicht umgehauen. Möchte ich nicht nochmal hören. Moving on!

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Sat Jun 05 2021
3

Rob Stewart’s solo stuff is better.

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Sat Jun 05 2021
3

2.7

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

Übberaschend guter Rock nice Guitars

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Thu May 06 2021
3

Rod Stewart was in a band before he went solo!

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Sat Jan 23 2021
3

Alternative and different

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Wed Mar 10 2021
3

Nice album. Was nice to listen to. I am a fan of Rod Steward. You could recognize his voice.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
3

Flitted between 2 and 3 in my brain for most of the album. I suppose it would be 2.5 if there was such a thing. In the end Stay With Me, Debris and Thats All You Need made me go for 3. I do wish Ronnie Lane sang more than Rod though.

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Sun Jul 18 2021
3

It's okay, musically it's pretty good. Pretty solid 70s rock and roll, but it doesn't do a ton for me personally.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

Classic Rod Stewart(before listening i wasn't aware Rod Stewart had a band before his solo stuff). His vocals and lyrical storytelling are very present.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
3

The latter half of this album is more enjoyable to me than the beginning. The whole thing is decent, though

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Mon Feb 15 2021
3

Pretty cool

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Sun Jan 24 2021
3

Good bluesy 70s rock

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Sat May 01 2021
3

A little samey at times but some fun riffs and nice vocal performances by Rod Stewart and Ronnie Lane. 6/10

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

Eh, not massively my thing, but it grew on me as it went on. Fave track - "Memphis, Tennessee" - this song sounds like the template Elvis Costello mutated into the manic kaleidoscopic "Tokyo Storm Warning", which has long been a personal fave...

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Wed Mar 10 2021
3

2-3

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Mon May 24 2021
3

Had no idea about Rod Stewart pre-solo career. An enjoyable listen, but didn't come away feeling that this was an all-time great record or anything.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

Good fun.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

This made perfectly palatable background listening for me as I sorted out my financial affairs today!

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Mon Mar 08 2021
3

Another album that I would never be exposed to were it not for this website. I think the songs that Rod sings on are vastly superior to the ones featuring Ronnie Lane. Stay with me is most definitely the killer track here with a raucous bluesy guitars and piano.

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Too bluesy for my taste

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

Nothing special, but a good album to know something of this important band

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Mon Mar 08 2021
3

Bluesy feel. Easy to see why Ronnie Wood ended up with the Roling Stones. Nice that Rod Stewart didn't sing in three songs.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

Loved rod stewarts vocals

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

It was alright for what it was, kind of fun rocky thing.

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