"Groovin" is a perfect, timeless song so this album has that already going for it (Groovin is a 5). "How Can I Be Sure" is another classic. And there's a song I only knew as a Pat Benetar song ("You Better Run"). The other songs don't really compare to those gems, but it's still a great listen overall.
Ce n'est pas moi qui vais rédiger la critique du jour, mais bien mon grand-père avec qui j'ai partagé l'écoute de cet album. À toi Papy : "J'ai beaucoup aimé entendre cette musique rock dont le rythme me rappelle ce que j'écoutais dans ma jeunesse. De belles voix avec des rythmes très dansants. Un moment rare que j'aimerais renouveler." Vous l'avez probablement remarqué, mon grand-père n'a aucun savoir-faire en terme de critiques musicales. Je me vois obligé de reprendre la main. L'album est nul. Les Rascals sont des merdes. Le leader du groupe, l'ignoble Dizzee Rascal nous offre une performance en dessous de tout. D'abord sur le titre Dizzee Rascal Type Beat, puis sur la chanson Zone dans laquelle il répète inlassablement "Laissez-moi chuis dans ma zone, Neksan Orelfeu, Orelzi, Dizfeu, Nekzi, Dizsan, I don't speak but french but Nekfeu, Orelsan, Dizzee, Neksan, Orelfeu...". À oublier.
Like thumbing marshmallows into the anus of a cat.
Dudes hit every genre in one album. A waltz halfway through the album? Come on...they did that
This album was so much fun to listen to. So glad I didn't skip this recommendation
I generally like this kind of 60s pop but as the album went on it wore thin with me, particularly when they got to "a place in the sun" which I thought was overdone.
Probably the worst combination of band name and album cover I have ever seen. Actually not bad tho. Quite enjoyable with some really good tracks.
Very good! Full of fun songs :)
I enjoyed listening to this much more than I thought I would.... generally from listening to random music from this album generator, I think I'm realizing I like 60s music more than a lot of other styles/genres
Big fan, very me! Surprised I hadn't listened to much of them before
Great album. It's another one of those where I already knew half of the songs, but hadn't quite figured out who the artist was.
Great 60's album.
I wanted to hate this hippie nonsense, but then it had so many classic bangers.
Kind of meh they sound like they are trying to ride the Beatles coat tails
Perfectly fine I guess, but nothing here differentiates them from the other 10000 bands chasing the Beatle's coattails in the late 60's
Mostly innoffensive stuff. Occasionally some jarring, incongruous guitar arrangements, as might be expected from a rock band doing soul, but on the whole they are probably the blackest sounding white men I've heard. David Cassidy was obviously a fan, he covered 2 of their songs. An interesting historical footnote, but not sure why it would be on any list of essential albums.
Basically flawless and a pure joy.
lives up to the album’s name
Excellent..forgot just how good this album is…dating myself, but this was a great era for music..listened a few times
Chill album, nice vibe
Liked what I heard, Spotfiy was missing half the album
Some upbeat rock, a pretty fun listen.
Great album, and was super smooth from beginning to end.
Easy listening 60's jams. Would be good for like the background of a party with parents.
Great album, plenty of soul. I was expecting something more psychedelic based on the cover but this was really enjoyable. I once had an empty LP sleeve of this album that I repurposed to house a loose J Dilla vinyl, and I’m thrilled to actually hear what it was I didn’t have. Favorite tracks: A Girl Like You, Sueno, Groovin’, Find Somebody. Album art: Love this one, very fun. Bizarre caricatures, but the colors and the vibe are undeniable. 4/5
I enjoyed this album much more than I anticipated. It may have been because I watched Once Upon a Time In Hollywood recently and this felt like it was ripped right from the soundtrack. Just a sort of folksy rock group trying to grove and have fun. What else would you expect from some young rascals in the late 60's. Album cover is very strange but it was probably a strange time.
interesting, but no my style
Really liked this album. Fresh look at the 60-70’s and just laying around and listening to the past .It was really Groovin😊. Surprised how many of these songs I’d heard before but not knowing it was the Rascals. Great harmony and lyrics. This was a surprise
Solid work. Very easy to listen to with a couple of classics in there I never knew came from them. 3.5 rounded up.
Nice chilled 60s vibes. Nailed on for a 3 until Groovin’ came on. Instant elevation to 4
Really enjoyed that, particularly How Can I Be Sure. Better than the David Cassidy version. Also Groovin. Will definitely listen again. ****
I really liked this album. Feared it would be 60's dreamy nonsense but it is really good. Spans a few genres.
Really loved this! Lovely chilled vibes for a sunny day
I really enjoyed this album, listened to it twice. Reminded me of my folks and hearing it in the 80s when I was a bambino
Enjoyed it from the first song. Fun, happy album.
-Nice drum fills and bass riffs in "Sueno" -"You Better Run" really stands out as must heavier than the rest -"Place in the Sun" is upbeat -Pretty standard early rock, a little chilly for my taste
Rating: 7/10 Best songs: You better run, A place in the sun, How can I be sure
Solid gold blue-eyed soul.
Pretty groovy I guess
Notable songs: A girl like you , I’m so happy now, how can I be sure, groovin Notes: I enjoyed this album. Love the vocals and the overall soulful sound of this album. Obviously groovin is a classic and it kicks off with a great intro in a girl like you. Interesting concept with you better run… it has this blues type of feel, they pulled it off really good. Overall 4/5
i actually really liked the majority of these songs. i thought they were fun, different enough, and had good music overall
Notable disc de pop seixanter, amb influències d'r&b i alguns temes molt destacables, com 'You Better Run', que després versionaria Pat Benatar o 'How Can I Be Sure', un dels grans singles del '65. De la resta, a diferència d ela majoria de discos de l'època, no hi ha gaire ompliment, una molt bona col.lecció de cançons
I really liked the first side of the album. It was really different from what I expected out of a 60's album, and it pulled "psychedelic" well in my opinion. The second side was way worse as it follows a weird narrative and I don't like spoken word in music. Favorite track: Groovin'
Enjoyed this, not heard of them before but like a boy band version of Dusty Springfield
Love it. Late 60s pop with a bit of soul. Good voice, resembles Blood Sweat and Tears singer. Thoroughly enjoyable - 4 stars.
Only about half the songs are on Spotify, which was a shame. Really enjoyed the songs I did hear. Not sure why they were not huge, or why they have been forgotten if they were a big deal.
Cool 60s rock album. Nothing breakthrough, but enjoyable.
A pretty fun '60s pop album! Very good for doing the dishes to. You could find better music from this genre and decade, but you could also do a lot worse. Glad I listened to it.
I like the progression change in "A Girl Like You" from melancholy into more uplifting tones. Overall album have energetic tunes not very groovy but ok for rock band. Genre: Blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues
This seemed completely unknown to me, until I heard the title song. Very enjoyable record.
Best ziek, gewoon zo'n beetje jaren 60 vibe. Helemaal niks mis mee.
Sounds like something from the 60s
Gammeldags 60’er rock, simpelt, feel-good, groovy, blues, rnb
Truly a solid record, but nothing groundbreaking. Not quite sure how this group stands out to the rest of the similar sounding bands of the era. 3.5.
Back in the day I thought this band was sappy. Still feel that except for the great Groovin (life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly groovin'....superb lyric) and How Can I Be Sure and You Better Run. My favorite is missing: I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore. Felix P great singer just needs better back up and more better songs
Didn’t realize they did the original of that Pat Benatar song
Lasi viskiä, kesäinen niitty ja taivaalle tuijottelua-musiikkia.
was fine, did not dislike.
It feels weird to describe a Gold selling record with multiple Top 10 hits as a hidden gem, but that's what this is to me, having never heard of this before.
Nice, easy listen. Recognized some parts from recent samples (poolside)
This was a surprisingly fun time.
This was really fun for about 15-20 minutes!
Cool music. I took into account how old it was in the rating.
Another style of music I just don't care for. It's not bad, but not for me. Does nothing.
Today I'm listening to Groovin' by the Young Rascals. It's all very familiar, and I'm enjoying the music and like I've said many times before - context is nice. Of course I've heard 'Groovin' and "How can you be sure" many times on the radio and in popular culture. These songs aren't created in a vacuum, so it's interesting to see how a song fits in within the context of a large number of songs. I've always been more interested in the full album as a way to understand an artist. Singles are lovely and all, but I would like to know where they originally came from. I'm currently listening to 'A Place in the Sun' and I definitely prefer the original - but they bring some soul to it and do a decent cover. It makes me want to immediately find the Stevie song and give it a listen again. Listening to these albums is great because of the roads and rabbit holes it sends me down trying to figure out how popular music came to be. Oh Stevie Wonder you have made my morning better. And I can now imagine a place in the sun, and there is hope for everyone.
Not bad. Groovin is obviously the best song on the album.
A decent outing. Very much 60's pop music. Is a very pleasant album to listen to, music and most of the lyrics, maintains its upbeat personality. Songs like "you better run" explore a more psychedelic sound but still fit well with the album. Also contains their 'biggest' hit "groovin'" which is a great song and is real groovy song.
V chill and new for me
Early folk rock. I dig it
I thought this was a fun listen - has some of that doe eyed earnestness of some of the music of 60's. Dipping their toes into phychadelic rock, which I could have used more of.
Really dig it. Not a great album top to bottom but you can't go wrong with some solid Soul. "Groovin" is one of the all time great songs.
Eh. Good. Fine. Average. Not my generation.
Siguiendo con la onda hippie, este me gustó mas
Enjoyable, you can really get a sense from this band's move from early 60s blue eyed soul/doo wop to a more psychedelic sound. Interesting.
Fun psychedelic pop, nothing amazing but pleasant and nice . Loved grooving, how can I be sure, and opening track.
Rockzin daora, mas não faz meu tipo não.
60s vibes, was ok. Couple of good tunes on there
Enjoyed it. Struggled with the rating - there are a couple of bangers but also some filler. A high 3 I think (I've been too generous this week).
"How's the weather? Whether or not, we're together" (How can I be sure) Volviendo después del parón con un disco ligerito. Todas las letras son un poco la misma letra, pero es fácil de escuchar y el ritmillo no está mal.
60s sound, with some pop songs that you never knew the artist of, until now.
60s flower power rock
Enjoyable Sunday bantaloons
Cool album, enjoyed it. Doubt I'd listen to it again though.
Tää oli vähän kuin Beatlesin alkupään tuotanto. Tämän albumin julkaisuhetkellä Beatlesit olivat julkaisseet jo sgt peppers -levyn. Ihan leppoisaa musaa, mutta vartti (=2-3v) kärjestä.
Nice Sunday vibes with some cool tunes one there. A bit Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons-esque. Not sure I’d rush back to listen to the whole album again but enjoyed it.
A lot better than I thought it would be, dropped a 2 in the middle as it got a bit wishy washy but a solid 3 ending tracks pulled it back up again
Unfortunately the whole album wasn't playable but I enjoyed what I heard for the most part. I'll presume the other songs were of a similar vein and standard so on the whole I think 3*
Good old 60’s. Wonderful.
Weird old band - They are a product of their time for sure. I hear some beatles influence in tracks like find somebody, and certainly stones influence as well. They also played with the stereo sound on that song too, but it comes across as annoying. That was a super common thing to do for the time. Groovin' is an okay "Sunday" song. A place in the sun is the most emotional and interesting song of the bunch. "You better run" aged like milk though - violent lyrics toward a romantic partner? Wasn't expecting that. Guess they had a little too much stones influence!
Abseits der bekannten Oldies gar nicht uncool
Muss man nochmal ganz in Ruhe hören!
got a Stone Cold Chiller out of it but fine otherwise
This album certainly sounds of its time, but that is groovy, as the name suggests. Two stand out tracks are the title track, which is head and shoulders above the rest. However, You Better Run is a great rocking track and the vocals are super cool. The first half of the album is full of a lot of naieve rhymes that are really of the time eg. Wife, life, if you knew, my love it true etc... However, the second half is much more grown up with some fab songs like A Place in the Sun.
Never heard of them but I rather liked this. Lots of influences - psychedelic, 60s soul, even a song that took David Cassidy to number 1.
we wish we were the Beatles
Fan bloody tastic. Remember to send your videos in folks for a chance to win 250 pounds. I always kept my small hand in my pocket whenever I met sir Jimmy savile as I’m sure it aroused him
Has a fantastic opener and an overall great feel. There’s definitely a lull in the middle of the album with “Groovin’,” holding it together, but it finishes strong and doesn’t shy away from experimentation I.e “You Better Run.” I’d give this 3.75/5 if that was an option here.
Good, fun and enjoyable listening. I like this album and has introduced me to a decent band from the 60s. I like the vocals particularly.
Decent, full album not on Spotify but liked what I heard.
Had no idea Groovin was a bunch of white boys
Nice oldies tracks. "Groovin'" is great. "How Can I be Sure" is also killer.
Easy listening album of the 60's. Solid Sound, but don't pin out too much. (6/10) Favorite Tracks: How Can I Be Sure
Pretty good...6.5 maybe worth another listen ..dance music mid 60's...groovin' (on a Sunday afternoon)
July 14, 2021 Today is pretty much the same as yesterday and I am creeped out by this album cover. There is smoke from all the fires and outside is vaguely brown. I liked some of these songs but really disliked others. (Track 5 - sounds greasy???) A little too R&B for me, maybe.
Malgré une pochette mettant en scène une bande de profonds débiles (une allégorie de l'audimat du générateur, portant sur ses épaules John Lennon?), il est vrai que cet album était de très bonne qualité. Merci à Robert de m'avoir rendu l'album disponible sur mon Spotify, j'ai apprécié la pensée.
This to me is like a perfect slice of stereotypical easy-to-listen-to late 60s vocal pop/rock music. It's never going to end up as a personal favourite ... it's not mysterious nor edgy nor aggressive nor moody - rather "just" a collection of quite short and easily-accessible pop tunes. Yet by the same token there's literally nothing to *not* like, either. Lovely melodies and a all-time classic single "Groovin'" make this a worthy choice. Also I never had any idea that "You Better Run" was not a Pat Benatar original!? Can't ever go wrong putting this on for a spin on a Sunday afternoon. 7/10 3 stars
Objectively not bad, but does not move me emotionally much. Quite relaxing and smooth.
A cool little blue eyed soul album, more entertaining than the copious amounts of psychedelic music from its era. A girl like you, I’m so happy now, Groovin, How can I be sure and it’s love are all standouts among this album that provides an excellent mood for that Friday afternoon feeling when you just clock off work
3/5. A few really great songs, the rest have a familiar sound, even though I don't know the songs. You Better Run? Really? I thought that was a Pat Benetar song! Standouts: How Can I be Sure? Groovin' You Better Run, A Place in the Sun.
mellow and quite enjoyable. good one!
Pretty good, but there's some filler.
It was okay, but not really memorable
Bit of fun!
I'm not sure that the entire album merits being on this list, but there were defintely some enjoyable tracks. Groovin' was certainly the star of the album for a reason, but what stuck with me the most was the diversity of sounds and styles on the album overall. If I were to listen to tracks like "A Girl Like You" and "I Don't Love You Anymore" alongside "You Better Run" or "A Place in the Sun", I'd have sworn they were entirely different bands. In the end, I'm glad to be introduced to the album.
Fascinating curiosity - a little known band whose songs were quite good but better known sung by other people.
Not bad. Unlikely that I'd seek it out again though.
Hadn’t heard this before. Enjoyed, though not my usual thing, will give some repeat listens.
Pretty alright, I enjoyed the sound and high energy of it. Not mind blowing, but definitely worth a listen.
3/5 it seemed to have potential, but it didn't after all.
The album cover is godawful and the title is total cringe (that apostrophe - urgh!), but the music is rather nice, cheerful and jangly. This album isn't going to win any awards for originality, but it's catchy and pleasant to listen to. 3/5.
It’s fine. Can’t imagine it’s particularly memorable from a decade of such prodigious innovation and quality though
I didn't think I knew anything about this album until Groovin' came up, and then I spent the rest of the album trying to decide if I'd ever actually heard that whole song before or just 7 second snatches of it on K-Tel compilation album TV ads in my teens. This is all fine and workmanlike production but most of it is pretty by the numbers and there's a reason, I think, that I only recognized one song.
Only half available on Spotify.
Second Listen. 3/5
Blue-eyed soul, with a psychedelic tinge - bonkers panning of the guitars, especially.
This was much more interesting and eclectic than I was expecting. A nice mix of Motown-ish R&B and pop with a dash of psychedelia thrown in the mix. 3 stars.
Didn't realize that Pat Benatar was not the original singer of "You Better Run". Other than that you have the classic "Groovin'" and the lesser known but still great "How Can I Be Sure". The rest was pretty generic late 60s music. Nothing too exciting, but nothing too offensive either. This sits right on the border between 3 and 4 stars. I think one more great song would have pushed it up to a 4.
It has some great songs, particularly Groovin', Sueno, You Better Run and A Place in the Sun. But it's pretty syrupy...that's the first and the lasting impression, some good songs but an overall lightweight feel 3 🌟
Another band Iv never listened to before. Enjoyable 60s pop, would listen to again, but wouldn’t say anything outstanding after a first listen.
66 Groovin - The Young Rascals 11 tracks. Loved the title track. I mean really loved it, but the rest wanders all over the place. There is even a French accordion in there, (not a good sound), & Spanish/Mexican influences in another track. 3/5
One of the relatively few albums on the list so far that I did not know beforehand. It is OK, but it did not sound like an album-album and I would prefer a best of. Unclear why it is on the list.
Few nice grooves
groovettino funkettino sanza infamia e sanza lodo
Definitely fun and deserving of its album title! I felt those classic 1960s vibes throughout this entire album; very easy to pinpoint the 2-3 year range that this came out. It was nice to see how they stayed more consistent with their style/genre throughout the album as opposed to other albums at the time trying to emulate the Beatles' diversity (Something Else by the Kinks is a good example of this). I didn't have any of the tracks immediately stand out to me (I see a lot of people mentioning the title track as a favorite), but I could see myself coming back to this one in the future. 3/5.
Ovakvih sličnih albuma ima gro, i po meni je teško ocjeniti ovakav žanr. Još uvijek ne znam taj neki patern na koji bi se mogao osloniti da bi precizniji bio, ali ić ćemo po sluhu naravno. Solidan album, Groovin', If You Knew su baš dobre stvari, nije dugačak album, u ovom slučaju paše jer ne bi mogo imat koncentraciju da traje još tipa 5 pjesama više. Sasvim okej album, mali lift up. 3 pjesme će sigurno upast u moju 60s playlist, zato volim ovu stranicu, nenadano upadne pokoja pjesma u moje već ongoing playliste.
Fun 60s soul-rock, although nothing particular interesting about it.
A nice discovery - what I at first dismissed as a beach boys copy actually turned out to be a really good album in its own right - with great stand out tracks and a good representative of the decade - enjoyed this one.
It's a straightforward (meant literally) collection of mostly-happy tunes. Feels like a collection of singles, front-loaded at that.
A algunos les gustó y a otros no.
A lot of the record sounds like the opening theme for 70s/80s sitcoms. Which isn’t bad but not the best
Not really for me, but not too bad. Wouldn't listen again though.
35 anfänglich vielversprechende Minuten, die im Verlauf der Platte immer zäher werden.
Felt like it was trying to be The Beatles for a few of the songs, didn't have much feeling in them.
Pretty groovy but nothing exceptional .
Kinda fun I guess. Didn't really stick with me.
Just ok. Nothing sticks out, but I liked it when I zoned out a little bit.
It’s hard to take this music seriously. It’s charming, trippy, and makes me want to try hallucinogenics and give it another try.
Left me a bit cold this. One Motown song, one Blues song, one song that's a bit Beatles, one song that's a bit Beach Boys, one song that's a bit Love, one song that's a bit Serge Gainsbourg. None of them as good as the originals. Seems like they couldn't decide whose coattails they wanted to ride to the topper most of the popper most, so they grabbed a big handful of all the coattails.
It had several songs which were unavailable to play in my country. It wasn't a great shame. It was alright. Standard 60s shiz. Like SHACK shagging the chippy tranny.
I like plenty of 60's bands, but this didn't do it for me I'm afraid
un pelin aburrido
There was a time in my life I'd have been all over this. That time is not now. I'm well down with the badly drawn album cover though. Some crazy arse action going on there. Makes me think of Vic and Bob.
No me ha parecido tan bueno el álbum como para que esté dentro de esta lista. Tienen un par de temas destacables, pero nada más para mi gusto.
Never heard of then and thought I’d missed out on a good 60’s band, but I haven’t. Wasn’t fussed on this at all
Not feeling this. It’s fine. Just not really into love songs or songs about relationships. It’s just played and goddamn there are sooo many songs about the subject. There are some cool production moments on this thing for the time that were rad. And I appreciate how they pull influences from psych rock and blues but overall it’s just not for me.
Album is all over the place. I'm hearing (Revolver) Beatles, Monkeys, Chicago, Jeff Airplane, even Burt Bacharach. Best song definitely "You Better Run" though Pat Benetar does it better.
nice soul/blues vibe from the start of the record. I really like the instrumentals on the first song. The mixing on the second song seems off. As the record progresses, it gets less interesting, and the vocals don't seem matched for the instrumentals.
I give it a 2 Wont go back to listen again.
You can't expect pitch perfect production from a record that is almost 50 years old, but what I did expect still somewhat dissapointed me. The vibes are friendly and the melodies are harmonious, though besides Groovin' there is not a lot of memorable material on here. 2/5.
You better run is a banger.
Pleasant enough. Soulful. Fine when it's on, just forgettable when it's off. Some of the worst album art I've seen. Favorite tracks: "Groovin'", "You Better Run"
nhe forgettable 2/5
Not was what I was expecting from the name/cover. Bit of a mixed bag of all kinds of genres. Who is this band and what was their influence?? Opening song sounded a little like Motown. Pop/Soul. Second song was more what I was expecting - vaguely psychedelic influenced 60s rambling pop/rock with too much tambourine/shaker. Next song is like a sweet beatles/monkees pop song. Anyway it continued with a roulette-like random sprinkling of genres and influences, and I didn't even know their "hit"
Decent Beatles-esque LP, though a bit forgettable
It sounds very "Summer of Love", but it's a lot less interesting than most of the heavy releases from 1967. I mean, at least add a sitar or something
Might have been great at the time, but listening to this today I find absolutely nothing of interest in the album.
Pretty typical 60s rock
Generic 1960s pop, nothing seemingly groundbreaking for the time, not my favorite genre of the decade.
“The Rascals (initially known as The Young Rascals) was an American rock band, formed in Garfield, New Jersey, United States, in 1965.” No, me neither.
some of the songs were "fun" but I didn't really like the album.
Nah. This is the kind of '60s feel I don't like. Wispy voices, plinky guitars, and a general sense of blah over all of it, even the stuff meant to be cheery.
Tracks 4-6 are solid, but the rest is bad blue-eyed soul. Don't cover Stevie Wonder if you can't hang. Best track: Groovin'
This lp has a lot of big hits.. more misses tho Jebiga.
ku være bedre
Really not feeling this - like musically and vocally it's fine but it's so outdated? Like a knockoff of The Beatles? Did not finish, just not interesting to me 1/5
Meh. Sounds like a typical 60s Beatles ripoff. The title track was good and that's about it.
Weird use of stereo on second song.
Is this really what white boomers were listening to?? I feel embarrassed for them.
Classic oldies sound. Listenable. Not craveable.