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Eagles

Eagles

1972

Eagles

Album Summary

Eagles is the debut studio album by American rock band the Eagles. The album was recorded at London's Olympic Studios with producer Glyn Johns and released in 1972. The album was an immediate success for the young band, reaching No. 22 on the charts and going platinum. Three singles were released from the album, each reaching the Top 40: "Take It Easy" (number 12), "Witchy Woman" (number 9), and "Peaceful Easy Feeling" (number 22). The band, starting with this album, played a major role in popularizing the country rock sound.The album was ranked number 368 in the 2012 edition of Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and at number 207 in the 2020 reboot of the list. The single "Take It Easy" is part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll".

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Rating

3.3

Votes

4894

Genres

  • Country
  • Rock
  • Folk
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I had a rough night and I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man.

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Come on, man. I had a rough night and I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man!

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To quote "The Dude", "I hate the fucking Eagles man"

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Come on man, I hate the fuckin Eagles!

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I hate the fuckin eagles man

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I thought saying the Eagles suck was a joke because of the Big Lebowski. I stand corrected. 90% of these songs sound like they were written and performed by Dirk Diggler. 1.5 because I still half like take it easy.

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The dude wasn’t always right, but he sure was right about how terrible the Eagles are.

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I cannot abide The Eagles for some reason and I'm not sure if I can fully articulate it but here goes. It's weird cause I generally like the solo material of the individual members, but when they work together they all seem to hold each other in check in such a way that the music just sounds like a compromise. Rather than push each other to new heights they all seem to collectively agree to play it safe instead. Their massive success has often baffled me. But I guess it makes sense that in the country where Subway is the largest fast food chain and Bud Light is the most popular beer, that people would actually prefer the absolutely mediocre sounds of The Eagles.

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Before I even start playing this, I need to state that the only Eagles songs I have liked are Hotel California, and their Tom Waits cover (though I still prefer the original). I will try to be open minded though! Immediately it contains the line 'Come on baby/Don't say maybe.' which is up there with rhyming moon and June, or orange and orange. It's then followed by an atmospheric stomper called Witchy Woman, completely undermining any atmosphere the music brings up - reminds me of that Kanye song where he just says 'Scoopity Poop' but at least he was trying to be annoying. By Chug All Night I'm starting to wonder if this is deliberately a joke? Either way it's terrible. Most of Us Are Sad is a marked improvement. It sounds like Neil Young phoning it in. Still, straight back to disappointment with Nightingale afterwards. Wanted to give up, but like before, a slightly better song, Train Leaves This Morning keeps me from giving up. Is it good though? Or just good in contrast to the effluent I have already crawled through? Peaceful Easy Feeling is nice enough. An album of more like this would be a 2 or 3 star album. As it stands though it's not enough though. I came in indifferent to The Eagles. This experience has made me dislike them in 40 minutes. Definitely not one of the 1001 Greatest Albums of All Time, in the same way Mrs Brown's Boys is not one of the 1001 Greatest Comedies of All Time, despite its popularity. Indeed, it's popularity doesn't suggest quality, rather that it makes sense that there are enough people to keep Trump, Al Qaeda and Simon Cowell in powerful positions.

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i'm with the dude. i fucking hate the eagles.

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I’ve never been a big fan of the Eagles, but this surprised me and it’s starting to occur to me by participating in this 1001 albums exercise that I’m quite partial to country and country influenced music. This is a solid and polished debut album with some great rockers and nice nods to Crosby, Stills and Nash as well as bands like the Little River Band who liberally borrowed the Eagles’ sound for their own work.

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Take It Easy, Witchy Woman is hard to beat in terms of a 1-2 punch. I mean the Eagles have a way of creating a laid back groove with ease. Yea these harmonies are where its at. Early Bird is real weird but i like the banjo.

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This album is warm and a little rustic with some pure pop moments that you really can't beat. The vocal harmonies are sublime, as you expect them to be coming from the Eagles. No, this isn't the Eagles' best album, by a long shot. It's an excellent first album, though, and shows plenty of sparks of the sound the band would continue to develop over the decade. It's also nice to hear Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon's contributions prominently featured. It's like the Eagles you remember, but kind of a different band as well, with more of a country sound. There are three top tier classic songs on this album that pretty much everyone knows who has heard of the Eagles "(Take it Easy," "Witchy Woman," and "Peaceful Easy Feeling"). They're all still crisp and fresh as the day they were made and they pretty much lift the whole album to the next level. There are a couple of other interesting little gems on here like "Train Leaves Here This Morning" and "Take the Devil," but most of the other songs just pale in comparison to those three big singles. This is obviously a band still getting its bearings and trying to figure out what they want to be. It's a solid listen though. Fave Songs: Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Witchy Woman, Train Leaves Here This Morning, Take the Devil

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This is a great band, but this is not a great album. Honestly, this was a time when albums launched "hit records." That song was "Take It Easy" on this album. There are 2 other notable songs -- "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Witchy Woman." Why is the best Eagles Album their "Best" or "Greatest Hits?" Well, because their albums are just ok.

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A band that I never really connected with, probably driven by my intense dislike of Hotel California. That said, this was better than expected but just not my jam

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Il s'agit là d'un album plus que correct de la part des pionniers de l'hôtellerie rock. Sans surprise, l'accueil des clients est parfaitement maîtrisé, les locaux très bien entretenus, le linge est lavé, rangé, etc... Seul petit hic, les prises électriques sont assez mal réparties dans les chambres. Globalement satisfaisant : 3/5.

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Sounds like this album would be wearing cargo shorts and a tucked in golf polo while at home Depot and complaining about zoomers Real big fan of guitar solos /s What's the deal with everyone singing about 'brown skin' sounds a little rough tbh

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Really boring. Really shows how Eagles is a dadrock band that only nostalgic dads like. It wasn't bad, just incredibly cookiecutter which gives it a low score on this list.

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In the words of The Dude: I hate the fuckin' Eagles man!

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Top tier!!! Smooth, easygoing, comfortable, twangy, nostalgic, and absolutely classic.

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Great way to stick the landing for the week. These are songs from when I was alive. Every damn song was great. 6 out of 5 stars

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I kind of nothing this album. I don't love it. I don't hate it. It just is. The hits a good, but the b-sides are kind of boring. This album pales in comparison to Hotel California.

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Un excellent album de hotellerie rock, les Eagles en mettent absolument partout: ici les serviettes sont parfaitement pliées, là-bas la litterie laisse entrevoir une douce odeur de lessive. Un album à mettre entre toutes les mains.

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After listening to this record, I vomited my lunch into the face of a premature baby. It's Friday and I often swing by the maternity ward on my lunch hour. I had just polished off a handsome meal consisting of seaweed, carrots and horseradish, swilled down with a jug of piping hot strawberry lemonade. I'd seen eleven babies already and my heart was feeling so full. The twelfth baby was next up, I approached slowly, not to startle it. It looked so small, more so than the previous eleven babies. There was something different about this baby, it had tubes hanging out of it. I took one look at its face and gulped. Then the vomited poured put of my face like an overflowing sewage pipe. It completely covered that baby. God knows if it survived, I barely did.

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Soft rock is just not my thing. Especially when it’s written by men. For some reason

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Man, I fucking hate the Eagles. Even their hits have worn on me. "Take the Devil" caught my attention. But, the lyrics on this song, as well as the others, are bad. I was really surprised at how much the lyrics let me down.

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Kind of meh- this sound feels quite generic to me. Also, The Dude said he hates The Eagles and he has pretty good taste

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Take It Easy is a tune, but Jackson Browne's version's miles better. I'm with The Dude when it comes to The Eagles.

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Holy shit, one track in and it's already so american. Mainly I just think it's boring. It seems competently made, it's just got nothing unique to it, even when it seems that between tracks they try different styles

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As a rule, I don't drink during the work week. I feel like this album probably sounds like a 10/10 if you're half way thru a solid six pack of generic watery american beer.

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I've had a hard day and i f'n hate the eagls, man!

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Previously I only knew "Hotel California", and thought the Eagles were okay. Now I know I just like Hotel California. Uninteresting country rock.

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Imagine listening to an Eagles album and it doesn’t even have Hotel California

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Sorry America, I just found this one a bit boring

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The Eagles are one of those bands that by all rights I really should love -- truly talented musicians, songwriters, performers, and incredible vocal harmonies, rock/country-rock stuff, oftentime fun and upbeat tempos and also ballad-style stuff -- yet...I just don't. Not sure what's missing from them for me. Sure, I like grit and edge in rock quite a bit, but there are plenty of bands without a whole lot of grit and edge that I adore. I think it might have something to do with why I also admire but don't always love CSN. It's almost like the vocal harmonies are too perfect, I don't know. That's kind of a ridiculous thing for me to say because the Eagles and CSN recorded way, way before autotune and other tech things could perfect anyone's singing. But that's the paradox: I can absolutely admire their talents and abilities, but just don't really care much for the music. C'est la vie.

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Sounds like they are doing covers of better bands songs. No heart, negative soul.

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The Dude abides

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Nah man, I'm not doing this shite a second time. I gave them a chance last time you gave me this album. Fool me once...

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Man, come on. I had a rough night and I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man!

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These guys need to watch out. A wayward Darwin Nunez shot could kill them at any point.

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primera impresión me re cago durmiendo estos chabones si hacian un tema sin usar la palabra woman: ⚰️ me faltan 4 temas sigo sosteniendo que es un somnifero bueno listo lo mas aburrido que escuché en mi vida literalmente it was so bad i wanna give you a 0

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On cible vraient les camionneurs du sud ouest des États-Unis ici. Pour ceux qui ne font pas ce métier et qui n’habitent pas ce coin de pays, c’est un album de country très beige. Une chance qu’il y a Witchy Woman qui ressort et qui va un peu ailleurs.

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I became familiar with "Take it Easy" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling" when I was just little, and certainly not allowed to pick the radio station. These songs were just ubiquitous so I thought that's what music sounds like. Taking a critical ear to the this album, now, I hear how very deeply twangy it is. That doesn't instantly disqualify it, I do love me some CCR. But past Take It Easy, which I can't really judge, and Witchy Woman with now strikes me as deeply weird, Chug All Night is terrible, just terrible, and it goes pretty much downhill from there. This is drivel. Oh mercy, I just got to Earlybird; I was thinking 2 stars because of the hits but man this is dreadful. What a shame. These guys are all so talented, but the whole is so much less than the sum of the parts. Oof. Makes me wonder what other 70's culture that I swallowed whole without question I should be reexamining?

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Classic after classic.

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The harmonies! "Chug All Night"... underappreciated bop. "Train Leaves Here This Morning"... crushing. Some of the Eagles' most popular hits live on this album. That album cover though!

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A nice mellow album, good for the morning or an afternoon drag

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good one

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Ahora entiendo sus grandes vendas. Lq guitarra es majestuosa.

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Fantastic album. Heard it many times

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Great album! Had a few tracks I had never heard, and none disappointed.

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Love the Eagles, such a great debut album. The hits are great, but even the deep cuts are super enjoyable.

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5/5 - Who is Don Henley?

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🙂 Peaceful Easy Feeling 🙂

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4th November 2021 Listened on the living room speaker while working, then went to Cox and ailis's for dinner. Amazing stuff, song crafting.

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Great sound.

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STELLAR album. So many classics, a blending of acoustic and electric that rivals any, and thematically tied to boot. A rare 5 on an album I'd never heard all the way through.

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Classics

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Reminds me of My Grandfather who listened to Eagles and was very late to the Fandom of the Eagles.

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Folky, banjo is quite prominent Also bluesy, but strongly rock "Most of Us are Sad" is a surprisingly beautiful ballad "Nightingale" has an interesting passage with diminished passing chords "Train Leaves Here This Morning" has also interesting harmonies "Earlybird" has a very memorable and weird intro

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Fantastic album

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i deffo like it more than hotel california, which i didn't expect it's like more country-y but in a good way? idk i just rly enjoY!!

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Действительно хороший альбом

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There are a handful of debut albums that just blow me away. This is most certainly one of them. It's easy to understand why Eagles are one of the most popular rock bands of all time.

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Absolutely perfect classic rock album. The vibes are impeccable. Perfect for sipping your morning coffee, driving to work, or just trying to take it easy. 😎

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Old rock & roll. Vinilo.

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A really great album, particularly for a debut. A nice easy country rock listen. Some nice guitar work on the last song that shows what eventually is to come for the Eagles

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Glyn Johns was hot as a pistol in 1972. He'd worked with bands like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin, and David Geffen wanted Johns to work his magic on a new band he'd just signed to his new record label, Asylum. Johns was flat out unimpressed when he first saw the Eagles perform. At the time, Bernie Leadon was the band's de facto leader, having been a member of Flying Burrito Brothers. But Glenn Frey's alpha dog personality fought Bernie's influence, so the Eagles weren't sure what the hell kind of band they were at the time, and Johns clearly heard that. But he also heard the magic the band's four voices had when they harmonized. He knew then that the band had something, and he could take all of the promises of the Byrds and the aforementioned Flying Burrito Brothers and solidify the Eagles as the premier country-rock band. That magic is all over this record. Yes, you've heard the three hits ad nauseum. But listened as a part of the album, they all flow together with the vision Johns heard in those gorgeous harmonies. Each band member gets to sing lead on at least 2 songs here. To my ears, the MVP of the album is Randy Meisner, who was always the secret sauce, but never sought publicity and was happy to strum his base while hitting those insane high notes. Randy didn't have the outgoing personality of Frey or Don Henley. Like Leadon, he was content simply being in a band. But the three songs Randy takes lead vocals on here are the best of the non-hits. His song "Tryin" gets my vote for best track on the album. "Tryin" should have been a single, but a follow-up album beckoned. This record got a particular rave review in Rolling Stone when it was released. Reviewer Bud Scoppa called it one of the "best first albums of the year. And I could be persuaded to remove the word 'first' from that statement". That wasn't good enough for Henley and Frey. Glyn Johns would soon be out of the picture. Leadon would quit the band after four albums, followed by Meisner an album later. It was always going to be the Henley/Frey show. It's hard to argue with the success they had, especially in terms of cranking out the hits. But Glyn Johns was correct. The Eagles were at their best when they'd blend those voices into soaring harmonies.

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California Classic.

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Good Eagles

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What’s not to like

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Taking it easy listening to this one

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cool

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Classic

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I mostly prefer their studio versions, but they're the Eagles!

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Old rock & roll. Vinilo.

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Day 2 An outstanding album. Few minutes into listening to it, I already knew it was going to be a great experience. I love everything about it. It was my first and definitely not last Eagles album that I listened to. Favorite song - hard to choose but it's probably Most of Us Are Sad

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7

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Super chill to work to

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Pretty good solid album. I had heard a few songs before but it was nice to hear the whole thing.

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Classic

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Solid classic rock

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Good easy listen, enjoyed it

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Listened to this before so no surprises. Eagles are a good relaxing band. Almost country but not.

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I always hate when an album peaks at the first song. This one did but that's not to say there aren't a lot of great track. Cool instrumental parts. Simple guitar for some of them. But definitely a solid debut album.

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good album the eagles are good this is fresh and calm

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Incredible start of this album with Take It Easy and Witchy Woman! A really solid album all the way through.

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cool

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Take it easy and Tryin' went to my personal playlist 10/10

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Great album my mom used to listen to this one when I was growing up. Also I just really like folk rock

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Very good debut from The Eagles. I hadn’t heard all of the songs except the first 2. Better than I expected and more of a country sound.

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Klassiker. Teilweise sehr interessante Akkordfolgen und Kompositionen, vor allem mit dem Einsatz des Banjos.

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A good album, but not my favorite Eagles album.

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Soft rock can be just as fun as hard rock.

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It’s hard to beat the Eagles. There were a few moments that were a bit bland for me, but overall really amazing stuff Favorite tracks: “Take It Easy,” “Witchy Woman,” and “Take The Devil”

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Well put together, classics

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*3.9 Nice and chill

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Take It Easy is the most popular song on this album but Peaceful Easy Feeling is notable too. Not a bad album, just easy going, typical of Eagles. 8/10.

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Not Hotel California album

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¿Cómo que estos son los del hotel California? Pues movidito y todo, pero no me quedé con ninguna canción. Mood: Estepicursor rodando en el desierto enfrente de los huesos del cadaver de una vaca a 50°C con humedad al 5 %, yeehaa.

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01/27 - Yesterday I worked on a few coordination items as well as set up another print for the manufacturing building. I spent the morning focusing on sizing the Hilti sheet metal product for the northeast penetration at the penthouse. During this time I listened through the album. Later in the day I was pulling details into the Train B model and running the new print. During this time I listened to more interesting songs such as Witchy Women, Tryin, and Take It Easy. Super easy album to listen to and kept me motivated through the day.

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Love the eagles. All of their albums has a few great deep cuts to go along with the hits. This one has nightingale, train leaves here this morning. The other ballads are nice but little forgettable.

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Nunca lo había escuchado y me ha encantado

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I actually like this one.Espicially take it easy and witchy woman.

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Good listening, my kind of music, added to library

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Nice home chills

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Son los Eagles

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Solid with some classic tracks. But not the Eagles best.

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Aangenaam album. Rustige muziek voor rustige momentjes

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No esperaba nada, pero sí me sorprendió, me gustó bastante. “Most of Us Are Sad” es todo un mood.

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Some strong tracks on here... and some weak ones. The Eagles are why greatest hit albums were invented. Overall a very strong album.

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Good guitar album with chill and positive music.

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really good, enjoyed most of the songs except the one with birds chirping, but it was a good experience, had my head bopping the whole time.

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Some classic songs with some rockier numbers mixed in.

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Favourite songs- Witchy Woman, Chug All Night, Take it Easy

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lots of classics on this one

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Avevo sentito questo album forse un paio di volte quando avevo 15 anni ma non l'avevo apprezzato particolarmente. Devo dire che ero un po' prevenuto anche se gli Eagles mi stanno simpatici perché fanno questo country rock un po' psichedelico e più orientato alla forma canzone. In realtà mi ha divertito molto, alcuni pezzi li ho trovati anche abbastanza moderni (Witchy Woman) e in generale ogni pezzo c'ha il suo carattere e il suo senso all'interno dell'album. Ovviamente è un album molto legato ai suoi anni nonostante la modernità e non manca la ballatona o il pezzi più modaiolo ma sono comunque abbastanza personali. Per me è 5. No scherzo, è un 3.75 però tre mi sembra troppo poco visto che comunque ho dato 4 a Déja vù.

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4

Finally! An album that is worthy of this list!

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3 hits, must be good!

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I love the Eagles, but they are really a singles band and not so much album oriented. I also think “On the Border” is a better album than this one, but am giving it a four based on the strength of the three singles that were generated from this album.

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I can't hear Witchy Woman without thinking of Seinfeld. Anyway, this was good. Best track: Take It Easy

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Here's how it all started... Several classic tunes in Take it Easy, Witchy Woman and Peaceful Easy Feeling. And of course Chug All Night always hits the spot...

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Um álbum bastante agradável e diferente das ideias preconcebidas sobre estes senhores. Muito melódico e fluido Nota:7/10

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Fine country rock album, a bit uneven perhaps, swings back from 5 star to 3 star and back again. Quite a while since I heard it for the last time but could certainly enjoy it.

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Almost gave this five stars, but there were a few b-side duds I didn't care for.

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I enjoyed this album much more than expected. Quite a lot of strong tracks that I didn't know and really enjoyed. This is definitely an album I'd listen to again.

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solid sound, the Eagles are legends!

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never really been an eagles fan but have to say I liked this album. nightingale is a song I had not heard before that I really liked.

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Great debut. Take it Easy is an awesome song to lead off an album. Love the country rock sound, but I don't think the full album is a strong as some of their later efforts. 4/5

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4/5

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7/10

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Country rock

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Good music

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Eagles by The Eagles (1972) This is the album that made country rock respectable. The three hits from this record, “Take It Easy”, Witchy Woman”, and “Peaceful Easy Feeing”, were hits for a very good reason: they expressed manful first-person emotions with a fine vocal harmonic blend and top notch guitar & banjo playing that resonates in the listener’s soul. No gimmicks, no recording artifices, no glam—just pure, unadulterated songs, changing both rock music and country music for the better. With smooth melodies combining A- voices into an A+ mix, The Eagles entered the rock scene turning all ears in their direction. And after nearly fifty years, it still sounds fresh. With “Nightingale”, for instance, The Eagles take a song that could’ve been very bad, and make it very good, with creative arrangement and flashes of (well tuned!) guitar and vocal brilliance—tight, disciplined, sober. These four guys were born for studio recording. One key to their success was that all four instrumentalists were also employed in vocal performance. They were all invested in making both wings of the sound soar. The moniker “Eagles” was symbolically apt. And they have a salient talent for making slow tunes interesting (“Most of Us Are Sad”, “Train Leaves Here This Morning”, and “Take the Devil”). These well performed but less popular tracks justify pulling this album out and listening straight through every once in awhile. I’d pay good money to watch a young person listen on headphones to “Peaceful Easy Feeling” for the first time ever. I’d be watching a soul expand before my very eyes. I may try it out on my grandkids this Christmas. 4/5

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Doesn't sound revolutionary, but probably because they were so influential. Beautiful folky rock. Solid easy-listening 4.

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Good first effort from these guys. They really defined the soft rock, country folk vibe of the 70s. The song “Take it Easy” was an early favorite back in early Jr HS years. 3.5 and rounding up for nostalgia.

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Peaceful easy feeling always makes me feel good an want to sing, even if my voice sucks...Eagles are always a welcome addition on the playlist

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Classic country Rock, the heirs to Gram Parsons really got going here. "Take It Easy" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling" both classics. still rocking after all these years. Saw them at Wembley Stadium a couple of years ago. Cracking gig all round!

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My interest in the Eagles waxes and wanes, I rarely seek the music out, but this is a pretty iconic offering in its genre.

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What, my Eagles is the best! Can never resist Don Henley's voice... well, they do have some relatively boring songs and were still yong in this album but no harm done.

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Pretty much a classic, unpolished but with hints of what is yet to come from one of the most popular bands of the 20th century

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Best songs: Take it easy Witchy woman Peaceful easy feeling

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A really solid debut by one of the biggest bands of the 1970's. This album reminded me a lot of how I felt listening to CCR's Green River: the band themselves are great with the specific record featuring some monster hits that are fantastic, but it does have some filler songs that keep it from being great. I definitely cut Eagles more slack in this circumstance as this was their first ever album and features more intricate instrumentals/harmonies that are very impressive for a debut record. You can tell that they were already shaping into the band they would come known to be, and while I have no doubt that they improved as the years went by, this was a great introduction to the world and indicative of the potential they had. I would throw this one on again, but I have a feeling that there will be an Eagles album in the future that I will really love. 3.5/5. NOTE: I did add Take It Easy to my Starred list after visiting this album. I always forget how much I enjoy that song, and it was fun hearing the high quality details of the banjo and guitars after only really hearing in on FM radio.

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Elaine Benes would approve. Shhhhh this is my song. Some fantastic production on this one.

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I had a rough night and I hate the fucking Eagles, nah it’s good lol

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Usually not that invested in the Eagles, but it's a pretty good album. Has a real classic rock sound to it. Whilst good however, it's not something that I'd consider very memorable, hence 4 stars

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Pretty okay. Standard Eagles. Didn't stand out for me at all.

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Thoroughly enjoyable - mix of rock n roll and country rock. Love those "high flyin' harmonies", sweeter than Beach Boys and Everly Brothers. Looking forward to reviewing Hotel California!

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Meni je bilo baš “easy going”. Volin Eaglese

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Daleko od njihovog najboljeg albuma, ali svakako jako dobar prvi album! Vidi se da se tu još pronalaze.. Country prizvuk je istaknutiji odi nego u nekim novijim albumima šta mi, začuđujuće, nije smetalo s obzirom da nisan baš fan country glazbe. Nekoliko pisama je popravilo sveukupni dojam albuma pa evo 3.5 ocjena Favoriti: Witchy woman, Nightingale, Take the Devil

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Alexa! Spela lite poggade squams!!! : detta börjar spela😳😳

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Folk-pop de uno de los mejores grupos norteamericanos. Guitarras, banjos y buenas voces

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3.5 or 4

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Production is amazing. Close harmonies lush; great pickin'. Take it Easy is a classic of course. Witchy, Chug and Peaceful and Tryin' are decent tunes too. There's a few fillers but mostly right up my street.

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Drugie Eaglesy na liscie, tym razem z debiutanckim materialem z 1972, ktory daje nowe spojrzenie na zespol, bo znalem go bardziej jako rokowy pop z hotelu kalifornijskiego, a na eponimicznym krazku graja o wiele bardziej niszowo targetujac styl country rocka, wiec banda musiala przejsc zmiany skladowe, orginalny sklad ktory gra na tym materiale to Glenn Frey, Don Henley i Randy Meisner, ktory graja jeszcze na hotelowym krazku, nowa dla mnie postacia jest pan Bernie Leadon ktorego na gitarce zastapil Walsh, a ktory byl podobno ta sila forsujaca countrowy styl w zespole, chociaz ciezko tutaj mowic o jakims forsowaniu, bo dosc demokratycznie podzielona jest plyta kazdy z czlonkow ma swojego traka zarowno napisanego jak i zaspiewanego, ale jednak glowne motywy kraza wokol prostego zycia na szlaku niekonczacej sie wedrowki, zlych kobiet czy piekna otaczajacego swiata, 37 minut podzielone na 10 trakow, ktore urzekaja prostota brzmienia, do ktorego mam taka slabosc, nie czuc tutaj parcia na komercyjne brzmienie i nawet jesli nie ma takich fajerwerkow jak na kalifornijskim krazku, to jesli chodzi o calosc wypada ona spojniej i bardziej autentycznie, na plejke dodam openingowego take it easy pana Freya, ktory najlepiej wypada wokalnie na tym krazku, odbierajac ten tytul Henleyowi, ktory kojarzyl mi sie z najlepiej zaspiewanymi kawalkami z poprzedniego odsluchu, kolejnym kawalkiem bedzie train leaves here this morning spiewane przez Leadona, kompozycja jeszcze z czasow duetowania z Genem Clarkiem, ktorej akustycznie brzmienie jest chyba najbardziej folkowa kompozycja plyty, wiec kolejny zespol dal sie poznac z nowej strony i teraz mam zagadke co miala ona na mysli mowiac, ze jest fanka eaglesow, jesli zespol ma az tak rozne materialy wydane w przeciagu 4 lat

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4

Classic early Eagles which would now be considered country.

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"Running down the road tryna loosen my load" ??? Eagles be eagling, man. This is our second from them, and just like Hotel California, it's got some classic hits. They're a band that's made easy to hate by their ubiquity, but they're also easy to love because the music goes down smooth. Two tracks on here with "easy" in the title in case it wasn't clear, and they're easily my two favorites. Rock on, birds. Favorite tracks: Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Witchy Woman, Nightingale. Album art: One that I never paid much attention to, as it's mostly just a sky. But closer inspection reveals what seems to be a silhouette of a cactus "skyline" in front of a desert sunset. Digging the vibe. 4/5

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The eagles debut album has a lot of classics on it including the first two, Take It Easy and Witchy Woman but Peaceful Easy Feeling is also on here too. All to say, this is a really calm album. Some of the songs are a little more upbeat but feeling peaceful and easy seems like something different from the rock of the day. Great start to a hopefully great week.

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The Eagles are probably the band that most people think of when they hear "dad rock" but man.. I kinda really like this album. I was expecting to loathe this since I don't particularly care for country music but I even enjoyed the song called "Earlybird" which is the most stereotypical farm music I've ever heard in my life. It's corny (like.. actual corn, yeehaw), easy to hate on, and not the most musically impressive thing ever made, but I like it.

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Milky!

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Take it easy, witchy woman, eaceful easy feeling. Good album.

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The Eagles debut album opens with the iconic ‘Take it East’ and features other well known tracks that showcase the band’s unique laid back country rock sound infused with Laurel Canyon contemplation. Unfortunately, the album suffers because that sound is not fully developed throughout and sees the Eagles writing a lot of filler material that doesn’t really sound like them.

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4

Was good

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Fun banjo old americana - every song felt like a single worth singing along to

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4

Is it a classic? Sure. Is it also kind of boring? Definitely.

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4

Some of their big hits on this one.

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Very good

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I've never been a big fan of the Eagles - a bit too "soft rock/easy listening" for me. But I can't deny the talent, even on their very first album. I like some of the sadder songs, especially the Gene Clark co-written Train Leaves Here This Morning. 4 stars.

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4

Surprisingly solid album. Mega hits and hidden gems.

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This is The Eagles first album, after being the touring band for Linda Ronstadt (Ah, now I get the Frank Zappa reference to Linda Ronstadt having an opening in her band during Steve Vai's tryout for him). It was produced by Glyn Johns who pushed for them to become a more country band with great harmonies. Glenn Frey and Don Henley wanted a more rock sound. The end result is this album put in the "Country Rock" category. Some critics had a hard time with the country part given the band members' background lacking in that area. Anyway, I hear elements of country with ballads and some of the instrumentation including banjos. I also hear the rock part with some pretty straight-forward rock songs. What they did establish was their excellent vocal harmonization which would carry throughout their career. The lead singers are actually split among all four orginal members: Glenn Fry, Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon. That would obviously change to some extent in the future. I actually enjoyed listening to this album especially some of their lesser known songs. There are three US radio rock staples on this album. "Take It Easy" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling" define West Coast Country Rock. My favorite of the popular three is "Witchy Women." Sung by Henley it definitely fits more into the rock category and still sounds unique and fresh to me. As I previously mentioned, I dug a few of the more deeper cuts. "Take the Devil" is the most rockin' song on the album. Sung by Randy Meisner, it has a Crosby, Stills and Nash feel to it and ends with a great guitar riff/solo. "Earlybird" has more of that country feel with a banjo and Bernie Leadon as lead singer. Great harmonization also. Even if the Eagles didn't become one of the biggest bands of the 70's, the album still showcases a band with a lot talent and very good songs. Their popularity and somewhat negative criticism because of that and this musical style did not distract me from enjoying this album.

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I know that the Eagles are a very divisive band. There is a massive amount of hate, some that I understand, a lot that I just think is "cool" to have (read the reviews on this site, most of them reference "The Dude." Try to have your own opinion on something. And at the same time, while it's cool to hate them, they have one of the best selling albums of all times with their Greatest Hits album, The three singles on this album are all amazing. The rest of it is just okay. A little torn as to what to rate this album because I would listen to Take it Easy, Witchy Woman, and Peaceful Easy Feeling at any time. The rest of the songs are nothing to write home about, but I also wouldn't turn them off if they were on, they're just sort of forgettable. While if I was going to listen to The Eagles again, I would probably just put on their Greatest Hits album, this one still was a better overall album than I expected,

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Watered down pop country rock created by two of the biggest assholes in the music industry, Don Henley and Glen Fry, but sadly I really love it. I do prefer this version of the Eagles to that of later Eagles after Joe Walsh joined, even though I love Joe Walsh. I'm going to rate this high but honestly I'm not sure if it should be on the list.

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4

High quality songs. Not 100% for me, but was a good listen.

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I wish I hated the eagles so I could say “I fuckin hate the eagles, man”. Outside of their popular songs they’re pretty meh. The main problem is that their popular songs are so classic. 8/10

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A solid first effort for The Eagles and their trademark Californian Rock. The obvious standout is Take It Easy, and the rest of the songs are nice as well. However, it seems that that Eagles spark that dominated much of their later material is still missing here. That doesn't mean the album can't be enjoyed. It's just not their strongest collecton of material. 3.5/5

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The Self titled Eagles album was a great listen. Kinda what I need to listen to early in the morning to mellow out the rest of my day. Standouts include Take it Easy, Witchy Woman, and Early Bird

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Yeah. Eagle by eagles for eagles. We get it. But that album was good.

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Take It Easy - 10/10 Witchy Woman - 9/10 Chug All Night - 7/10 Most of Us are Sad - 7/10 Nightingale - 8/10 Train Leaves Here This Morning - 6/10 Take the Devil - 7/10 Earlybird - 10/10 Peaceful Easy Feeling - 7/10 Tryin' - 10/10

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Nada mal disco de su agradable country rock. Muy buen balance entre lo setentero y lo campirano. Muy recomendable para hacer talacha. Creo que me gustó más que el otro disco the Eagles que oímos (Hotel California) y aunque no tiene una rola TAN emblemática como esa, creo que justo eso lo hace un disco más balanceado.

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I've been to Winslow, AZ. There are only a handful of corners there. I wonder which corner he was standing at. For the real review, I think this album is awesome. I'm surprised, but it feels very southwest. I'm a big fan of western/southwestern culture, so this was a welcome surprise! The entire album is full of 70s bangers. Some songs don't hit, but it's still a good album Best Songs: Take It Easy, Witchy Woman, Train Leaves Here This Morning, Peaceful Easy Feeling Worst Songs: Chug All Night, Take the Devil

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A classic. My parents love the Eagles, so this just felt nostalgic.

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Unlike The Dude, I kind of love the Eagles - This is a pretty great album! Great flow and theme, and pretty much every song stands up on its own - more than a couple of top 10s in there too. 4/5

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Etwas kurzes, aber durchweg hörbares Album. Hotel California ist jedoch nochmal bei weitem besser.

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Due to my deadhead hot hippie mom, and my favorite high school math teacher, I already had a love / appreciation for the eagles, including some of this album. Favorites are: take it easy, witchy woman, train leaves here this morning, peaceful easy feeling, and tryin’. Nightingale/ Early bird both gave me headaches.

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I love the Eagles, so it's hard for me to not give this a 5. For me, they are the epitome of easygoing, country rock, and even within that genre, this album demonstrates a selection of diverse sounds and strong themes. Yet, if I wanna stick to my rating guns, I have to accept that the "countryness" is maybe harped on a bit too much (in sound and lyrics), and a couple of the tracks might be a slog for some (like "Most of Us Are Sad" or "Take the Devil").

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This is a good debut album. Sounds great. Good songs, lyrics decent, vocals great. Variety of soft and harder rocking tunes.

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4 stars. Good, early Eagles album

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Gut zum arbeiten

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4

Solid album

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It was nice. Love the sound of the acoustic guitars. So pleasant to listen to.

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True American heritage. Musical artisans through and through. Sweet country tunes, rock and blues rock in a careful balance. Not full five stars because cheesiness is always around the corner.

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Solid album, I love the calm vibes it gives.

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Not bad actually.... considering it just isn’t really my thing!

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"I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man!" This isn't too bad though. It's that kinda easy listening rock that's so inoffensive it almost feels unfair disliking it. It'd definitely wear out its welcome after an hour, but at 35min it gets a pass. Some rockers, some plodders, no tracks either side of "alright" apart from Take it Easy and Tryin', which are good. It's hard to rate overall - it's exactly what it is, no ambition whatsoever but maybe you wouldn't want that anyway? 3.001/5.

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I want to rate this higher. Ultimately i felt it was a 3.5, but can't rate that on here. The sound didn't blow my mind away, but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole album

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Álbum de estreia do Eagles. Fez eu ter curiosidade pelos próximos. Gostei muito das linhas de banjo do Leadon e dos vocais do Glenn Frey. Músicas de destaque: Take it Easy e Witchy Woman

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Interessante. Algumas músicas bem boas. Mas no geral nada me cativou profundamente.

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Ok

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Ok country rock

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Liked it pretty well. Not too many standouts but a Folkier vibe Was nice.

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It was alright

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