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Da Capo

Love

1966

Da Capo

Album Summary

Da Capo is the second studio album by the American psychedelic rock band Love, released in November 1966. It was recorded between September and October 1966 at RCA Studios in Hollywood, California.

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Rating

2.91

Votes

5189

Genres

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Psychedelic Rock
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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

This album sounds the way wet socks feel.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
2

I listened and now I can die

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Thu Feb 25 2021
5

Gran disco con una Cara B completamente fuera de si. Tiene un poco de psicodelia, jazz, folk, garaje... I like it.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

Somehow this reminds me of what The Doors would have sounded like without Ray Manzerak and not as into drugs.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
5

Required a couple of listens but this was an excellent record that seems heaps far ahead of its time. Orange Skies is such a beautiful tune and easily my highlight, sounds like it could've been released yesterday. Revelation is a big old journey which I especially loved the last 8 minutes of, closing out a track with a drum solo is prime time.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
5

El reverso barroco del Forever Changes, igualmente psicodélico, con toques jazz, sobre todo en la Jam final de 18 minutos, Revelation. Fantástico.

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Fri May 07 2021
4

This band is listed as "psychedelic rock" which ... isn't wrong, exactly. But it's also not entirely right. At times, it feels very Stones and at times, it feels like early punk but with more skill. It was like the best of psychedelia and the best of punk and it was really enjoyable... mostly. I loved it up until the last track which got very self-indulgent and then the vocalist just sorta started screaming... not the best experience and it did kill what was going to be a 5 star review. Still a good album, though.

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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

This band is sweet, kind of proto-punk, while staying within that 60s garage rock vibe. The sound seems ahead of its time for sure, and they wrote a lot of songs that survived into relevancy after all these years.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
4

Solid late 60’s psych/garage. Definitely of its time. Fans of The Velvet Underground and Can will probably find something to like here, especially of the more garage-y tracks like ‘Seven and Seven Is’ and the side long ‘Revelation’.

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Fri Dec 31 2021
3

At once frightfully earnest and obtusely satirical, they aim for bonkers and hit their target right in the ghoulies. The quiddling lyrics, frenetic drumming, and puckish pipe-blowing play their part, but it wouldn't be anywhere near as successful--or listenable--if they weren't incorrigible melodists. That means there's always a firm point from which to depart from on one of their zigzags. They find the temptation to return irresistible, too, even if the melody has changed after they've returned from outer space. Also: One more for the small pile of albums where the stupidly long closer is rather good.

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

Love the folk and psychedelia mix

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Понравилось

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

Listened to this so much at the turn of the century.

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Lush instrumentation with some brilliantly written songs. However, quite a few of the deeper cuts fell flat for me.

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Mon May 10 2021
5

Amazing, can't believe I haven't heard of Love before.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
5

amazing

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

It would be easy to that this album does psychedelic folk rock by the numbers, but that fact is that Arthur Lee and Love wrote the rules then broke them as many times as they could. How does an album so syrupy on one level exhude such punk as f**k energy?

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

Love is great, though I’ve never heard this particular record before. “Stephanie Knows Who” is a whirlwind of several music styles and approaches. Folk, Baroque, proto-funk, proto-punk, garage rock. Arthur Lee’s energy is infectious. “Orange Skies” has a nice classic 60’s vibe as it starts, reminding me of Peggy Lee and other 60’s loungey jazz-inflected pop. Though the songs on this album evoke other musical styles, the result is something especially unique and unparalleled in style and vibe. “Que Vida” is especially lyric-forward, introducing a collection of questions with the exception of the last verse which ends in an assertion about death. We move from loungey 60’s pop to garage roc/proto-punk on 7 and 7 is! So 7 and 7 is certainly 14, though I’m not sure what else the title could be referring to based on the lyrics. Lee is known for expressing societal and philosophical truths in his lyrics, though this one is especially hidden. From what I’ve heard thus far, “The Castle” is my favorite of this record. The acoustic guitar riff is lovely, the lyrics are engaging, and the harpsichord is a fun witty harkening back to times in which there were castles. Again, “She Comes in Colors” has great lyrics and a unique yet accessible melody. Lastly, we have “Revelation” which is 18 minutes long! All in all, this is a record that I’d love to return to and listen closely to the lyrics, as Lee is very much a wordsmith.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
5

Great stuff, beautiful, chaotic and full of charm

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

Short songs but with a lot of quality except for the last song which is long and at some point it could boring, however in general it's an album that I enjoyed a lot, relaxing but with a lot of energy.

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Sun Oct 09 2022
5

As I lay here listening to Da Capo, I wonder why this uncomplicated poppy 60s fayre has been included on the list. At which point Seven and Seven Is starts being a pre-punk, pre-surf punk delight that genuinely surprises me by being from 1966. We then go straight back to uncomplicated 60s pop fayre that - wait a minute - is actually complicated quite a lot by an awesome bassline and some tempo variations that I proper was not expecting. Thumbs up.

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Fri Sep 18 2020
4

Solid West Coast rock, that has an experimental edge, stemming from the use of harpsichords, flutes, and abnormal song structure. I can imagine they were heavily influenced by what the Beatles were doing around the same time.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Last song is a banger

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

похоже на смесь King Crimson, битлов и немного Pink Floyd

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Sat May 15 2021
4

Pop-y CAN!

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

Pretty good

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

Fun psychedelic (?) record. Felt almost gonzo at times.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

I liked it but I dont get it, there were too many sounds and genres mixed in this album, and the last song was longer than the rest of the albm, like why?

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Remember me the cramps! Very funny!

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

Better than expected. Some good guitars and vocals. Pyscadelic riffs and licks in there but entertaining. Great harmonicas too.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Liked it- very phychedelic 60's. Impressive guitar. The Castle is an epic tune, as well as Revelation. Also Liked the first track a lot - Stephanie Knows Who *She Comes in Colours

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Sun Jun 20 2021
4

I listened to it while working and I gotta say it's really enjoyable

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

Schönes Album, noch nie gehört!

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Thu May 13 2021
4

FUCK THIS STUPID ASS FAILURE OF A STEREO MIX. Sounds like a budget 8D youtube video. Music's dope tho. // Favs: Orange Skies / !Que Vida! / Seven And Seven Is Score: Light to Decent 4

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

Very eclectic but some cool sounds/grooves :)

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Tue Aug 10 2021
4

super good, cool song names, liked the harmonica and drums, just didn’t appreciate the end 19 min song but surprisingly liked for 60s rock music x

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Thu Aug 12 2021
4

Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Baroque Rock

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Mon Oct 11 2021
4

An existence that matches The Stooges in timeframe and albums recorded, this is to me VASTLY superior to Funhouse (which I just listened to). This album is a solid listenable slice of the sixties, though "Revelation" is about 14-minutes too long. Added to my library, regardless.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Lovely (no pun intended) 60s psych rock. Woud listen again.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

Really enjoyed!

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Thu Dec 16 2021
4

I enjoyed this. I'd never heard of it before and it's pretty up my street. Can't complain!

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Thu Dec 16 2021
4

Well, this was great. I do already like Love. But this was upbeat and fun and a different.

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Thu Dec 16 2021
4

Ah man I started writing a review and then lost it! I really enjoy Love and I haven't spent enough time diving into their work. It's very exciting and kind of picks you up and drops you all over the map, is it psychadelic? Rock? Electronic? Punk? Jazz? I like how it gives you so much.

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Fri Dec 31 2021
4

Side 1 and side 2 are very different and it works up to a point. I really like this album - always have - but the side 2 single track, "Revelation" could do with a bit of editing; I've never been a fan of rock drum solos. That would give room for another track perhaps. Side 1 is a little patchy but contains some great tracks, particularly "7 and 7 is".

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

Every single song went hard, but “!Que Vida!,” “Seven and Seven Is,” “She Comes in Colors,” and “Revelation,” especially.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

Now THIS is the combination of psychedelic, heavy rock, folk, and baroque (dig that harpsichord solo!) that the 60s is known for, I love it!

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

Gostei bastante. É um álbum para baixar.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

Cool album, I really like it's psychedelic sound!

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

All around groovy

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

The precursor to Love Forever Changes roars with all the might of its proto-punk attitudes and the rollicking saga of its 19 minute long Revelation. Do not overlook this part of Love if you want to understand how they came into being what they were on their way towards their masterpiece. Favorites: Stephanie Knows Who, Orange Skies, Seven and Seven Is, She Comes in Colors, Revelation.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

We happened to be on vacation in Arizona for this one and it was great for a scenic drive on our way to the Grand Canyon. I like folk rock like this and I appreciate that Love has two lead singers with pretty different styles - the rocker and the more melodic folk singer. The rocker almost sounds like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins at times! Wow, that last track “Revelation” covers a lot of ground! An epic 18-minute jam! I’m looking forward to spending more time with this album.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

At first I was quite sceptical, but after a second listen I'm pretty convinced of the quality of this album. Love the instrument selection - they created some lovely harmony throughout the record (special kudos for harpsichord - you don't find it often outside of classical music). I also enjoyed the psychedelic style which reminded me of The Doors and Jimi Hendrix. To sum up - a really pleasant surprise and a time well spent. Highlight: She Comes in Colors Bonus: Revelation (for psychedelic vibes)

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

A sharp and compact overall sound, with relatively melodic compositions. The arrangements are among the most eccentric of their time. (7/10) FT: Seven and Seven Is

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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

Pretty groovy. One song really wanted to be "What's New, Pussycat?" but couldn't quite get there.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
4

For the time it came out its pretty good.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

A band ahead of their time. I really enjoyed this album.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

Duidelijk de jaren 60. Zeker van kunnen genieten. Ook het nummer van 18 minuten lang verveelde niet

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Muy de los 60. Hermoso

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

3.5 Pretty solid 60s fare. This album seems to have found a nice middle ground between The Beatles and The Who and I dig it for the most part. Not much else to say because it’s nothing I haven’t heard before but it is pretty well done even in that sense. Favorites: Stephanie Knows Who, 7 and 7 is, The Castle

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Really enjoyed this. Not sure why I hadn't heard of this before. Happy to have "discovered".

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Sun Sep 11 2022
4

They use different types of instruments to make simple melodies sound more intriguing.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
4

Heavy metal Beach Boys? All hail the drum solo!

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

actually muito nice overall só bati mal com o facto do spotify ter uma deluxe version com as músicas umas vez em mono e outra em stereo e eu a achar que eram músicas diferentes :thumbsup:

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

I don't quite know why, but this shit slaps! Revelation almost carried this to a 5

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

This album started out a 3 but as it went on I was more and more into it. Around 7 and 7 is I was like "wait, is this Malcom Mooney from Can"? Definitely some similarities on some of these later tracks with the free experimentation of Krautrock which I was into. Revelation was nuts, a bit too long but I can appreciate the energy. Apparently the next album is their most acclaimed so I'm hoping that comes up on the list!

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

Just happened to have picked up an old copy of this at a record sale a few weeks ago. Side A is fantastic. They have such a dynamic range! They can go from an incredibly intense, almost proto-punk energy, to sweet baroque pop on a dime. Always enjoy Arthur Lee's unique arrangements, structures, and phrasing. However, I feel the album is held down by the loose sidelong track "Revelation." It comes across like filler to complete a contractual obligation and piss label execs off.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

Really interesting album. Hearing a lot of different styles and unusual melodic turns (Que Vida, for example). Lots of variability in tempo and feel. All in the first 6 songs. And then the album finishes with a 19 minute jam track. I need to be in the right mood to come back to this, but I hope I do.

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Thu Dec 01 2022
4

Kool

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Thu Dec 01 2022
4

As someone who knew this band solely for Forever Changes this was a suprise. And I’m all for more varied, experimental and complicated songs. Perhaps it doesn’t reach the highs of the previously mentioned album but it’s certainly up my alley

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Fri Dec 16 2022
4

Weird but really good

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Sun Dec 18 2022
4

4.0

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Thu Jan 12 2023
4

Ahead of its time in its protopunk leanings, *Da Capo* is also a good example of early psychedelic rock, with a few great tracks on side A. I'm glad I have this album at home, along with *Forever Changes*. But if the latter obviously needs to be in this list, I'm not so sure about that other record. That long overlong jam on side B has its moments, but it sounds more like an interesting curio than a masterpiece today. On a sidenote: I have always felt that "critcs" did unfairly malign the record following *Forever Changes*, released right after the band's line-up dramatically... changed. To me, *Four Sails* was at least as good as *Da Capo* when it came to point towards the future. And it had incredible openers and closers. Maybe someone should write a book named "1001 *Underrated* Albums That Deserve To Be ListenedTo". Some records in Dimery's orignal list could find their way into it. And others he snubbed could either go into that 'B' list OR in a brand new 'A' list. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: less than 700, I've temporarily lost count here Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens:  approximately a half so far  Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: a quarter (including this one) Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): the last quarter

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Sun Jan 15 2023
4

this is a uniquely diverse album for the 60s. "seven and seven is" is definitely one of the hardest rocking songs of the 60s and probably one of the best proto-punk songs. the lyrics of "she comes in colors" were definitely ripped off by the rolling stones' "she's a rainbow" but both songs are still good in their own right. some of the slower songs don't do it for me as much but when they work, they really do. "revelation" is a great blues jam song to end the album though i don't know if it quite justifies its length. overall, this album definitely surpassed my expectations.

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Wed Jan 18 2023
4

What a journey

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Wed Feb 01 2023
4

Dobar :Psychedelic Rock:, početak bar što se tiče ove grupe jer su nakon ovog albuma napravili veoma jak preokret i napravili odličnu psihodeliju od albuma, kvalitetnu. Ovo je pohvalno isto, ali nije u istoj ladici.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

Its fine. I prefer the selt titled and Forever Changes though.

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Thu Oct 08 2020
3

They really went there with that last track huh

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Wed Nov 04 2020
3

false

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Sun Feb 07 2021
3

Not bad!

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

Unsure what to make of this one - absolute rippers ('Seven and Seven Is') among cheesy ballads ('Orange Skies') and extended jam tracks ('Revelation'). I don't know if this stands as an album per se, but the parts themselves are interesting and unique enough to warrant further listening.

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Sat May 08 2021
3

A real 1960's record. Funny.

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

It's alright but it doesn't quite hold up compared to other 60's psych such as the 13th floor elevators. This is more of a basic rock feel.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
3

Semibängeri Helt jees psykadelisk rock. Passligt långa biisin

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Thu May 27 2021
3

Rock rarito

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Tue Jun 15 2021
3

La derniere chanson a suave l’album car je l’ai repartit et j’etais beaucoup plus dans le ood pour les 1eres tounes. J’aurais mit 3 ou moins sinon mais cela change pour un 3.5

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Fri Apr 30 2021
3

muy beatles

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Fri May 28 2021
3

Some interesting stuff but it has the same production hiccups as many albums from around this time. Also, I hate the harpsichord and the last song was highly unnecessary (my left ear really experienced that drum solo). 6

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Thu Mar 04 2021
3

Bacana amigo, mas um pouco coisa loca demais

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

I don't understand why this is considered psychedelic rock, because normally I'm not a fan of psychedelic songs and I liked it very much....probably I don't know what is real psychedelic rock. :-) In short, A good album with very pleasable songs and the last one "real" experimental or psychedelic but still cool! Worth it!

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

Not bad, sort of a rocky jazzy bluesy thing with a pretty varied sound. The last song was half the album which was weird and it went on for awhile but in general it was a pretty relaxed album.

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Fri May 28 2021
3

5/10. Pretty forgettable I guess, because I already don't remember it.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

alright album but weird and in a good way. i enjoyed listening to it but not quite as much as others similar

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Fri May 28 2021
3

6

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

Shrooms innit

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

This is exactly the kind of music my parents used to listen to when I was growing up, so had a weirdly nostalgic feel to it despite being from years before my time. I enjoyed it, and did chuckle at every song being 2-3 minutes apart from the 18 minute finale.

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

Never heard of these guys. Good fun. LOVEd that epic last track

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Thu Jul 15 2021
3

haha theres a modern rapper with that name but idk about the 1966 version? this would be more fun if i were stoned. Solid 3 stars so far though, i dont hate it.

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Sun Jul 18 2021
3

It was an OK album, nothing too exceptional. Nice listen as background music.

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

Surprisingly OK

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

Disco rock con toques psicodélico, algo clásico de los 60 (excepto por el último single, que es innecesariamente largo). Nota: 3.5

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