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A Date With The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers

1961

A Date With The Everly Brothers

Album Summary

A Date with the Everly Brothers is the fourth studio album by American singing duo the Everly Brothers, released in 1960. It peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Pop albums charts and reached No. 3 in the UK. The song "Love Hurts" appears here for the first time. It would subsequently be covered by numerous other artists. Other than the "Cathy's Clown"/"Always It's You" single, all of the tracks on A Date with the Everly Brothers were recorded in just four sessions during July 1960.

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Rating

3

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5087

Genres

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Rock And Roll
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Fri Jan 08 2021
2

12 tracks, 27 minutes of music total. Kinda digging that as a musical ideal. That said, this album is hella dated. The opening track asserts that the reason that women are created is because "Girls, girls, girls were made to love." In fact, that's the reason some of them are 5'2" with blue eyes (apparently a physical ideal) and it's also why you can't help but watch them walk down the street like a creeper. Because they were made for it, see? Also, if you're wondering if you should get physical with a woman, you should just remember: that's what they were made for. As a lyrical choice, that's pretty much awful. Luckily, it's a 2-minute song. The album as a whole isn't bad from a musical standpoint. It just has the unfortunate stench of mid-century American chauvanism and white people problems all over the lyrics. I was going to still give it a 3-star review until I got to the cover of Lucille. They killed all the swing and swagger of the original Little Richard version. It's so white it hurts. I hate it. The only thing saving this album from a flat 1-star rating is that the music is good.

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Sun Apr 04 2021
2

Not as good as 90s WWF tag team The Beverly Brothers... but frankly, what is?

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Oh, here we go! I've always loved the Everly Brothers. Classic '60s sockhop simp energy. Put these tunes on while you think about asking your gal to go steady. The brothers harmonize really well, and I don't know if I've ever heard a bad song from them. This album is nice, it's got a couple famous hits, but not my favorites. Also, I didn't realize that "Love Hurts" was originally their song but it makes total sense. This is a refreshing change of pace from the last few albums--as much as I like artists with an experimental/artistic edge, this pop stuff just goes down smooth. Favorite tracks: Made to Love, Love Hurts, Cathy's Clown. Album art: I love classic albums from the '60s with this framed look. The picture is funny, are these saucy boys trying to coordinate a double date for the prom? Oh, you. The sticker shown on this site is hilarious: "ten other great songs for listening or dancing." Listen or dance, the choice is yours. 4/5

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Fri Sep 17 2021
2

Say what you will about the Vietnam conflict, but at least it made all these 50s/60s rock acts shut the fuck up about girls for a moment.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

Bops and Beeps! Such great harmonies and nice songcraft. A few *ahem outdated lyrics, but overall wonderful.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

This is a really classic sounding album! The vocal performances are amazing, very heartfelt and emotional, I love the way they harmonize together. I can't really say much more about this album other than this is a classic jam thats fun to listen to but doesn't offer much artistically.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
4

I have a soft spot for catchy melodies and close harmony, both of which are found in abundance here. It's bubble gum and bobby socks all the way, but it's a trip worth taking.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

Girls were made to love…the opening line of this album. We are safely in the 60’s in America where women were the object of every song. Heck, even listening to this album constitutes going on a date with these two fellas. The album cover is a classic 60’s vibe but I wonder which brother was allowed to hold the phone? Are they calling a girl? Telling her she is meant to be loved? “Back in my day, 12 songs got you 28 minutes” is probably what the producer for David Bowie said referencing this whimsical and outdated album. Second song is perfect for a slow dance (just make sure you are at arm’s length from your date!) Oh now I get it on the album length! I bet most girls back then were not allowed to listen to music for longer than 30 minutes otherwise they would turn into sex demons or something. Don’t get me wrong, I love old music and this feels like Buddy Holly mixed with Dewey Cox. I just think it is really funny how people acted back then compared to now. Imagine listening to this back then and losing your mind because it was so boundary pushing. It’s called Rock but I’d probably categorize these oldies as dust. Looking at the song list I see three different women’s names. Who was dating who and when? Was there a “two dates” situation with these brothers? Did they ever have to parent trap their dates? Uh oh…I’m now hearing the birth of two incels in So How Come (No One Loves Me). Fellas, you can’t as why and then have your next song be you telling Donna what to do. And then say she has had a Change of Heart but that might be because you changed, not her. And then you finish out the album saying you don’t want Cathy’s love anymore and call her new man a Clown which we all know what that meant in the 60’s. I love a lot of oldies, but I don’t plan on listening to this again.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
1

First off, another really horrible album cover. Can it get any sleazier? Yes it can. All of the lyrics are about dating and might already have been old-fashioned in the early sixties - sexism and double standards abound. The music itself really didn't age well and is just incredibly boring. Apparently the Every Bros don't know how to end songs either. Almost every single one just fades out on chorus. But that also leads us to the biggest positive point of the album: the songs do end and quite quickly so. At least it doesn't just keep dragging on.

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Sun Sep 19 2021
4

Very modest, pure, elegant, innocent style of optimistic dreamers. Two tenors singing harmonic thirds alternated with the twin riffs of their acoustic guitars, accompanied by a modest rhythm section. The album in short: never a solo, never an out-of-tune note, never an electric arrangement. Succinct and elegant, simple and refreshing, the brothers represented the familiar romance of the average good American boy, neither idol nor rebel. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: Cathy's Clown, Baby What You Want Me to Do

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

Despite the clean cut image, it’s fairly clear that these boys just have one thing on their mind: sex, sex, sex. All the girls in the world are there to be enjoyed. We will harmonise and tell you about it. Proper Americana, fusing country and rock, this is drive-ins and diners and Bobby socks and even some sinister undertones a la David Lynch. Compelling listening.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
5

Great old fashioned songs, killer harmonies

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Sun Apr 04 2021
5

 But, on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? ...

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Fri May 14 2021
5

One of the Everly Brothers masterpiece. Love every song in this album.

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Tue Jun 15 2021
5

This was great! Some killer 50s-60s “Back to the Future” vibes. Good find

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Sat Aug 07 2021
5

Nice

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Fri Oct 08 2021
5

a very good time.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

Nice short doo wop album. This album, down to the title, is crafted to appeal to teenagers of the time. Nevertheless, the harmonies are crisp and precise. It is immediately clear that their influence was immense. The Everly Brothers influenced the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Simon and Garfunkel and I'm sure many others.

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Sun Apr 11 2021
2

It had some okay songs, but others have done the same thing but better. Not to mention a few problematic lyrics.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
5

muziek uit 1960 toen alles nog lief was. heel schattige en langzame liedjes maar erg goed in elkaar gezet.

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Sun Aug 01 2021
5

Flawless

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

Not sure if this one should be on the list or its predecessor (It's Everly Time) but this one seems to be a very good choice nevertheless. A couple of 3* songs, a couple of 4* songs and quite a few 5* songs. This would be a 4* album normally ..but the 5* songs are super 5* songs covered by many others (think Love Hurts, Stick With Me Baby, Cathy's Clown). So a 5* rating is very justified.

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Mon May 02 2022
5

The world needs more adorable music like this.

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Sun May 29 2022
5

Classic

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Sun Jul 31 2022
5

So dreamy

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

beautiful

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Sun Sep 11 2022
5

OK so this is early Beatles and Beach Boys before those bands existed. I never gave the band much of a listen as I wrote them off as mid-American hokum. I was wrong. This is pop bliss and whether it is directly or note this album is so much of an influence on what followed.

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Wed Sep 16 2020
4

Nostalgia, easy to listen to. Light.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

4/5. Short and fun

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

romance no portão de casa pré-beatles

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Tue Apr 27 2021
4

I thought that these were the Louvin Brothers again for a minute, but this is a much better album. Catchy melodies, lovely harmonies. That Classic 50's Sound.

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Sun Feb 07 2021
4

Música antiga e muito boa de ouvir.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

not bad. short and nice harmonies but nothing really exciting. album art is indistinguishable from a hardy boys book. 7/10

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

Agradable Rock 'n' roll juvenil. Prefiero su disco Roots pero esta muy bien

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

This is a band who had so many great hits due to their lyrics; Wake up Little Susie, Cathys Clown, Dream Dream, Lucille, Till I Kissed her! So I am cutting them slack on this album of puffted put together songs. They were like The Beach Boys who too, were pushed into fast hits, fast profits $$£. I think it’s important to look at the when and why these albums were produced. My desire is qualitative not quantitative. Great acoustic and good group performances. Listen to their greatest hits and you’ll see their true talent. And in my own words”I am awake-tee hee...Suzi”

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

oldies but goldies

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

Easy listening 🎧

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

Per goth depression

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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

This is the 50s/60s style I definitely like. In fact the path Spotify went down after the album finished has been delightful.

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Tue Apr 27 2021
4

I liked the album. Kinda the same as The Beastie Boys where a lot of the songs sounded similar, but it was good.

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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

Great variety of musical styles and different emotions. Each song was just right. Took me back to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Brilliant 60s pop. So many songs that I've heard without knowing who sang it.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

I'm not very fan of this kind of music, but it's nice.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Cliché, sweet, harmonising vocals, classic

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Tue Aug 10 2021
4

eerste nummer en al fan. Leuk, warm stemgeluid en leuke harmonie. girls girls girls.

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Wed Sep 01 2021
4

Classic album from the early 60s. Nice harmonies and melodies, kind of soothing to have in the background. Short and sweet. I enjoyed it.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
4

Utter bubblegum. Finely tuned pop songs of the era. A sub 30 minute album like the good old days! Sprinkling of classics (Cathy's Clown, Love Hurts). Will never play again.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

Fanade HÅRT

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

An artifact from a simpler time of rock and roll. Obviously the Beatles listened to this intently.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

Good ole Everly Bros.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

makes me wanna go to a sock hop and ask my sweetheart to go steady<3

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

pretty fun, a little cheesy but forgivable for the era overall, it’s groovy - 8/10

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

Liked it

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

They really have such a distinctive sounds. There are two iconic songs on this album, Love Hurts and Kathy's Clown. The other songs sound like early 60s bangers.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

Catchy but a little repetitive. Overall good and fun

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

Clearly dated, but still great stuff.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

I really dig it. I like 50s/early 60s stuff. Especially groups that clearly heavily influenced Beatles, etc.

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Sun Mar 20 2022
4

There are several true classics of the early years of rock and roll on this album. There's also more filler than I'd like to see, but that was pretty common for pop albums in the pre-Beatles years. It's still a pretty top notch album, with lots of catchy hooks and those classic Everly harmonies. I enjoyed this. Fave Songs: Cathy's Clown, Love Hurts, Stick With Me Baby, That's Just Too Much, Made to Love, Always It's You, A Change of Heart

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

didn't know them, was quite good

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

https://open.spotify.com/track/3XWhAAmjEjTNaD73rrv0s0?si=7103f316399b41ed

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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

pangskiva

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Mon May 30 2022
4

Fun songs, gorgeous vocal harmonies. A great nostalgic voyage. Very good album. 4 🌟

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

It’s good to hear a classic like this. I hadn’t realized Love Hurts started with The Everly Brothers. A good listen.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

A nice Happy Days kind of listening experience. Some out-dated gender ideas, etc., but otherwise very, very...nice.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

This was some fun music for the day.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

This was the music my mother told me she chose over Elvis when she was in high school. They have a recognizable sound, but it is hard to classify—a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll. There's a good, fun mix of stuff on this album. I didn't try dancing to it, but I agree it was great for listening.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

I liked it, Cathy's Clown was my favourite. The Album as a whole is not my favourite and I do have to admit, the lyrics don't really interest me, it's just about sex/loving girls mostly, I mainly liked this for the music and the harmonious singing of the brothers.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Lots of classics, could be good wedding songs

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Wed Aug 17 2022
4

It is what it is, and that's bloody great

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

Can definitely hear the roots of the early Beatles and many other groups in this. Great listening too.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Solid

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

Picked Sigh, Cry, Almost Die as the Song of the Day

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Sun Sep 25 2022
4

This album is great. Sure, it's dated, but there is a lot of great stuff here. Great harmonies, great guitar work. I enjoyed this one.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

phenomenal.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

the most surprising record i've listened from this, this was a really good pop album. i really enjoyed most of the tracks, my biggest gripe is the songs that fade out :) 8/10

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

I thought it was pretty good. A quick upbeat album with a nice sound to it.

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Sun Dec 18 2022
4

jai envie de me peter le crane mais je pense qu’un dimanche en allant au marché de Noël c’est un solide 4 pour moi

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Wed Jan 04 2023
4

Love their harmonies. It's all pretty basic rock and roll, but they sound fantastic. I'm not clear on why the authors chose this album for the 1001 albums and not the Everly Brothers debut album, which includes classics "Bye Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie." Still, this is definitely a good album. Favorite tracks: Love Hurts (I didn't know they debuted Love Hurts - they didn't write it though), Lucille (Little Richard cover), Cathy's Clown (great harmonies again). Some tracks were cheesy: Made to Love ("girls, girls, girls were made to love." Motley Crue has nothing on the Everly Brothers), "Sigh, Cry, Almost Die" just made me think, "gee, it's tough to be a teenager." And I'm sure lots of teenyboppers screamed when they sang "So How Come No One Loves Me." Anyway, calling it a 4 for their fantastic harmonies.

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Wed Jan 04 2023
4

This was an enjoyable classic album. It was a treat to hear the studio musicians such as Chet Atkins and Floyd Cramer back up the Everly Brothers. I'm not sure why the wiki page doesn't mention them and the other musicians, considering they're on the back of the record sleeve. The brother's vocals are tight and spot on as well. I can totally hear their influence on the Lennon / McCartney harmonies here. Favorite track overall is probably “Made to Love” (mainly for the guitar though) but I enjoyed every track on here and was surprised that “Cathy’s Clown” was the only single because most of this album sounds like it could have charted. I am looking forward to checking out more of their stuff so a definite 4 stars here.

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Wed Jan 04 2023
4

Even though the songs do feel a bit dated, they still work pretty well. There's only one or two songs that I knew (the last one, and "Love Hurts" which was a nice stark version of that piece). But the other songs worked with the counterpoint of each singer. It was good for what it was. The songs were short and to the point. I dug it, and even though it was dated, it was enjoyable.

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Thu Jan 19 2023
4

Soothing and pleasurable to listen to

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Mon Oct 19 2020
3

Pleasant, sign of the times

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Mon Sep 14 2020
3

It’s classic The Everly Brothers. Still enjoy it quite a bit.

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Tue Apr 27 2021
3

Meh

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Fri May 21 2021
3

This is fine

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Fri May 21 2021
3

Vanilla

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

It probably is because I'm not familiair with genre but my overall feeling is that everything sounds nice but nothing stands out. Would need to come back later to judge again.

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Sun Jan 31 2021
3

This reminds me of Dad, it's his era, I think he liked these guys. Because of that it's dripping in nostalgia and difficult to be objective about. It's a nice listen though, comforting, familiar, reassuring.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
3

I'm not as into oldies as I once was, but the Everly Brothers were definitely some of the best.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

Lovely harmonies but the songs are too treacly for me.

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Fri Mar 19 2021
3

Very old timey rock 'n' roll. The biggest surprise was this tame version of Love Hurts which felt... weird but nice.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

Nice lil album

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

bom porém mt 60's, enjoa no final

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Tue May 11 2021
3

I now see where The Cactus Blossoms got their sound from.

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Sun Feb 14 2021
3

Classic early 60s rock

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

Ahhh, the 60's I was spoon fed this stuff all of my childhood. I enjoyed the listen but it didn't stand out to me in anyway. 3 of 5

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Wed May 19 2021
3

Pretty boring, fine background music. 6

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Wed Jun 02 2021
3

Rock viejuno.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

Perfectly fine - just old...

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Thu May 20 2021
3

3.6 - A glimpse into America, fresh off McCarthy and towards the end of Jim Crow. Sanitized and sweet rock n roll. Wholesome and painfully white but brimming with a soulful innocence. The singing and vocal harmonies really set this off. It’s a pleasant listen that I could come back to again.

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