I love Jimi Hendrix on so many levels. However I do think this album suffers from being a bit unfocused due to its length. Love many individual tracks and the psychedelic effects in the production. Love the way certain tracks flow into one another. This may sound crazy but I actually prefer something like the wandering soundscapey "1983" to something like the bluesy "Voodoo Chile" - Its funny cause if they were played live I'd probably prefer it the other way around, but on record (especially on headphones) I lean towards the more experimental, and the face melters don't do as much for me. One of my first CDs was a Jimi Hendrix compilation so many of these songs run deep with me due to nostalgia.
Day 40 of Albums You Must Hear Before You Die!! Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. In the last week or so, I’ve been able to discuss so many iconic artists in music. Some I know more about than others before hearing their records, but the ones that really leave a lasting impression on the culture are the ones that follow their own intuition, the ones that fight to take their deserved spot at the top of the hill, and the ones that are self made and aren’t willing to negotiate one single bit when it comes to their vision. Jimi Hendrix paid his dues by making other amazing artists sound even better. Before he was Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy James played for legendary acts such as, The Isley Brothers, Ike and Tina, Sam Cooke and Little Richard. His flashy and flamboyant ways would sometimes infuriate the stars of these acts (Little Richard), and it became more and more evident that Jimmy James was meant to become Jimi Hendrix and blaze his own trail, like a shooting comet in the sky. Jimi Hendrix is as pure of a blues guitarist as you can get. He made a reputation for himself by playing his Stratocaster electric guitar unlike anyone else, as if he was possessed by his instrument and was just a mere medium used to convey messages from another realm. Before Hendrix, amplifier feedback, fuzz and distortion was unwanted and frowned upon, he would however, use these sounds to convey even more emotion into his instrumentation. He also played his guitar upside down (he was left handed), he would play with his teeth and behind his back. When Jimi would go off on a long solo, he would close his eyes and seem to drift away into the music. This may be because he couldn’t read music, and instead of identifying musical notes on a sheet of paper, he saw the notes as colors in his head. I love that. Electric Ladyland would be Hendrix’s final album before his premature death in 1970. It’s a double LP and would be his most successful album of his very short career, and would reach the number one spot. Have You Ever Been To Electric Ladyland is an R&B introduction into his final experience. Crosstown traffic is one of my favorites on this album, with its upbeat tempo and unique riff. There are two completely different versions of Voodoo Chile, the second of which is much more known and a little bit better, but they are both great. Long Hot Summer Night is smooth and cooler than a polar bears toenails. House Burning Down is a great example of Jimi’s guitar being its own member of the band, it’s as if the instrument is singing its own lyrics. All Along the Watchtower is probably the most well known of all tracks on the record, and is another example of a Bob Dylan song being made better by someone else. Watchtower is one of the most iconic 60’s songs ever, and if there is a film or show about the war in Vietnam, you can bet your ass that this song is in there somewhere. Now, to be honest and fair, I do feel that this album is a little bloated in places and there a few songs that I didn’t particularly fall in love with. With that said, this is a must hear for sure, and a classic without doubt. I have to admit, I did not go into this album knowing a ton about Jimi Hendrix or his life. I found for myself a deeper appreciation for him, because he made his own way, and had fate not intervened, the possibilities of his potential were endless. I’m sure there were no shortage of people who attempted to discourage his desire of being his own man and fronting his own band. Some of the best artists to ever create, spend their lives being the back up to another person’s act, and live out their lives relatively unknown. If that’s what they want, that’s totally okay, but I tip my hat to those that break the chains that bound their creativity and forge their own path. Please share your thoughts, memories and opinions!!
"You cant hear jimmy...!"
Just. Great. A magnificent example of the breadth of Hendrix's styles and interests. And one of the longer albums on the list so far as well. Worth every minute!
Fantastic album full of classic Hendrix
Easy 5 here. Jimi absolutely must be heard before you die. Great, great album
A true musical experience. Just all around great album from one of the greatest guitar players ever.
Class album. Play it loud!
Absolute classic! Love this album so damned much and shmoke to it very often
It's going to be a bit difficult for me to review this record impartially. I was around when it came out and I pretty much accepted it as a masterpiece along with the rest of the world at the time, but here goes. ...And the Gods Made Love starts out the album with some primitive slowed down speech, flanging, stereo effects and the like, but even here, a high level of artistry and imagination is apparent. The first proper song, Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) blends rock, soul, and psychedelia seamlessly, with a flowing melody and changes which are as surprising as the seem inevitable. Cross Town Traffic gives us a jolt of pure pop. The low tech and inspired use of a comb and a piece of cellophane provides the vocal effects. Hendrix and Stevie Winwood (on organ) provide a master class in electrifying the blues on Voodoo Child that hasn't been approached, much less equalled since. I'm also amazed by how the musicians, seemingly communicating telepathically, improvise much of the music, building and building the drama and intensity throughout the 15 minute run time, without a wasted second. Hendrix's phrasing and tone are phenomenal on this live in the studio track, and Winwood comes close to matching him. Finally, with Little Miss Strange, we get a tune which is merely very good. Noel Redding's lead vocals are a little wimpy here, but it's a charming tune nonetheless. With Long Hot Summer Night, Hendrix is back to combining soul and rock in his unique way. Don't let the ease with which it goes down blind you to the complexity and taste of the composition and arrangement. Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) is a straightforward blues tune, good but nothing special. Hey, they can't all be great! Gipsey Eyes and Burning of the Midnight Lamp are accessible but wholly original, a neat trick. Midnight Lamp features Hendrix's mastery of the wah-wah pedal. The next suite, which took up a whole album side in the days of vinyl, gives us a demonstration of Hendrix's studio wizardry. It's been a long time since I've listened to this album. I've forgotten how effortless and soulful Hendrix was as a singer, composer and guitarist. Rainy Day, Dream Away gives us a stoned paean to rainy days, which drifts into the groove of the lyrics on 1983...(A Mermaid I Should Turn Out To Be). It meanders with a purpose, if that makes sense. It's blissed out meditation, pure music. I could go on, but I think y'all get the point. I haven't even talked about the incredible tango psychedelic rock hybrid House Burning Down or the definitive version of Dylan's All Along the Watchtower, the album's big hit yet. I don't know what drugs Hendrix was taking, but I want some! He does more with a primitive studio, standard rock trio instrumentation, and an occasional sax or organ than almost anyone has since, and this without the benefit of anyone blazing his path for him! The studio trickery, his approach to the guitar, his arrangements, all of it is unique to him! And he reached these heights in a scant few years! Electric Ladyland is more flat out astonishing with the benefit of 50 years of hindsight than it was at the time and that is saying something. 5 out of 5.
Jimi Hendrix on his worst day is still an unchallenged musical legend. That said, "Electric Ladyland" is not his best work. It's a bit of a disconnected mess. At times, the songs seem to lose track of their own melody and wander off into unplanned directions. Despite having some of Hendrix's biggest hits ("Voodoo Child" and "All Along the Watchtower") the overall impression is ... addled. Confused. Unfocused on the music. I suppose this is to be somewhat expected given Hendrix's mental state at the time but it's still a damn shame given his sheer, unbridled talent. It hurts to give this album 4 stars. While "Electric Ladyland" lacks the intensity and fire of "Are You Experienced" it still delivers the goods and absolutely deserves its place on this list. But it's not Hendrix's best work by a long shot and, sadly, it's not quite 5-star material.
Une première mi-temps cataclysmique, néammoins Jimi est revenu des vestiaires avec de bien meilleures intentions. Délaissant sa voix de merde pour se reconcentrer sur ses fondamentaux, à savoir le maniement de la denommée "gratte" comme aime à l'appeler mon compère Robwurt pour se donner un air de guitariste de feu de camp, Jimi enchainera les dribbles chaloupées entre les cordes pour venir arracher la victoire dans le temps additionnel
Monsieur se permet de mettre ses plus gros tubes à la toute fin de l'album, comme pour nous signifier de bien aller nous faire foutre. Rien que pour l'attente j'enlève une étoile. Et t'as de la chance d'avoir été un ami de Cat Stevens car dans le cas contraire j'aurais mis 2.
He was obviously extraordinarily talented, but god this album felt like it would never end.
I have little patience for 75 minutes of just pointless jamming but this has All Along the Watchtower so it gets two stars.
Look, we all know Jimi Hendrix is a rock god and his contributions to guitar are legendary, but this album is meandering and a bore. Boy, does it end strong, though! All Along the Watchtower and Voodoo Child (Slight Return) are a monstrous one-two punch.
Clássicos voodoo child e all along the watchtower já estavam na minha playlist, mas o album todo é muito bom.
incredible, artistic, visionary
Legendary guitarist covering legendary songwriter on Watchtower. What could go wrong?
Incredible. A masterpiece.
Jimi just makes me happy.
Very good, jimi always good
absolute classic with unmatched guitar
So sexy, some songs jam too long (IMO) but that’s the whole thing
one of the best psychedellic albums ever written
Electric Ladyland is the third and final studio album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the final studio album released in Hendrix's lifetime before his death in 1970. Although the album confounded critics in 1968, it has since been viewed as Hendrix's best work and one of the greatest rock records of all time.
I've been waiting for this day for months now. Jimi Hendrix will forever be one of my favorite artists, and my favorite guitarist to ever live. He's unbelievably talented and creative. How can one group span so many genres on one album? The first few tracks of this album, for example: a psychedelic ambient interlude, a R&B/soul track that would sound at home on a Curtis Mayfield album, an upbeat rock staple, and a long blues track that you might hear at a Crossroads festival. I've been a huge fan of Jimi since I was in high school, and in the ten years that have passed since and all the other music I've experienced, I still haven't heard anyone do it like he did. And I haven't even mentioned the final two tracks: two of his best ever. I tend to cite Are You Experienced as my favorite Hendrix album, but this is right up there. Favorite tracks: Voodoo Child (Slight Return), All Along the Watchtower, Voodoo Chile, Come On, 1983, Crosstown Traffic. Album art: This red and yellow picture is one of several covers for the album, and perhaps the most iconic. There's also the notorious naked ladies cover, and a few others floating around. I have a bootleg copy of this on vinyl, and the cover is a solo portrait shot (and the naked ladies are in the gatefold). I'm not sure which of those three I like best. 5/5
Solo se puede decir es creatividad
Me encantó. Nunca me había tomado el tiempo de escuchar el disco entero. Realmente vale la pena.
Rock top top, guitarra CHORANDO
Hatte ein Erweckungserlebnis. Diese Wucht! Dieses Jazzschlagzeug! Diese LSD-Alkohol-Kombi!
5*...how can you not
Incredible. The two longest songs are exceptional and deserve to be every second as long as they are, not a single track feels like a miss, and Hendrix's cover of "All Along the Watchtower" is phenomenal. 10/10.
There's an easy narrative to identify linking all his previous albums as steps towards this, the realization of all his creative faculties that were previously held back by producers and bad backing musicians. I don't know if it's all that serious. I think he's just having fun with pedals in a way that happens to sound fucking awesome
Beste CD in mijn bezit, welverdiende 5/5
Probably the least immediate of all his studio albums, but the #1 most likely to find myself getting lost in w/headphones on
Toda la potencia de Hendrix en cada tema del disco. La mejor guitarra de los 60. Deslumbrante y sobrecogedor.
Virtuos und unnachahmlich
Sprawling, eclectic, and teeming with ideas, Hendrix's last studio album bottles lightning in an instrument-defining moment. You can hear the different directions pulling at the edges of his interest: deep blues dirges ("Voodoo Chile"), sci-fi odysseys ("A Merman I Should Turn to Be"), hard rock ("Crosstown Traffic"), psychadelica ("Burning of the Midnight Lamp"), R & B ("Rainy Day, Dream Away"), and his transcendent and transformative cover of "All Along the Watchtower." Of course, Band of Gypsies would further showcase what might have come next, but there's something so raw and wonderful about this album. In that sense, it reminds me a little of The Beatles' 1968 record. Something in the air, maybe. Anyway, listening to this record really makes you reckon with just how innovative and genre-defining his guitar work has been over the years. Favourite tracks: "All Along the Watchtower", "Gypsy Eyes", "House Burning Down"
Mitch Mitchell was one of my favourite drummers growing up, and this album is one of the reasons why. The Band of Gypsies is so experimental here, and while Jimi Hendrix is often viewed as the father of prog rock, it's the melding of genres here that make this album such a treat to listen to. Hendrix is undeniably a great rock guitar player, but what's often overlooked is his pop songwriting craft. Fav Tracks: Burning of the Midnight Lamp, Voodoo Chile, All Along the Watchtower Rating: 4.5/5
Amazing album! I had read that Hendrix was a perfectionist in the studio and you here it in this album. He apparently produced a lot of the album himself. The guitar work is amazing. Based in blues and heavy rock it also incorporates so many other elements of funk, soul, psych-rock. The skilled musicianship throughout the album is next level. Arguably this could be considered the best all out rock album of all time and an album that saw Hendrix begin to take over in the studio and forge new directions. Favorites: All Along the Watchtower, Gypsy Eyes, Crosstown Traffic.
*incredible guitar obviously *a lot of different songs, didn't necessarily feel like one common theme *a lot of bops I haven't heard before & some classics
Absolute masterpiece of rock and roll. Jimi is the one-and-only, an irreplaceable axe genius. "All Along the Watchtower" is my favorite track.
I've listened to this album dozens of times. It's pretty amazing, especially "1983 (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)" shifting into "Moon Turn Tides". It is an epic double album.
This is one of the best albums we have ever heard. Impossibly cool.
Hendrix’s magnum opus. You like stereo, right? This album plays like a hippie fever dream in the best way. A couple sprawling epics at either end of the album and a lot of hard rocking on all sides. And, of course, Watchtower, Hendrix’s ultimate Dylan tribute.
Jimmy fekkin' Hendrix! Jimmy is... well his music is just an experience :D Funky, groovy, sometimes rocky and always soul. Absolutely love it.
Perfection! True rock
What a fantastic album. One of the best rock albums of all time and one of Hendrix's most impressive works. Too many exceptional tracks to even list. This is Hendrix at his prime.
an inspiring masterpiece by a legendary virtuoso. you really should listen to it at least once in a lifetime.
Bad ass, bluesy, electric and legendary.
Jimi's cool, and this is a classic. Listening to the whole thing, I get a little exhausted, but All Along the Watchtower is a legendary piece to end on, I have tons of respect for how this album helped move psych rock and eventually metal forward. probably a 4 musically for me, but giving full 5 for the influence!
Emoji Monday. Track by track: 1. “…and the gods made love” 🤔 2. “Have you ever been to Electricladyland” 🙂 3. “Crosstown Traffic”🤘🚦🚦🚦🤘 4. “Voodoo Chile” 🤯🤘😃 5. “Little Miss Strang” 😐🙂 6. “Long Hot Summer Night” 🥵🙂 7. “Come On ( let the good times roll)” 🤘😃😀😄🤘 8. “Gypsy Eyes” 👁👁🙂 9. “Burning of the Midnight Lamp”🙂 10. “Rainy Day Dream Away” 😶 11. “1983 (A Merman I should Turn to be) 😵💫 12. “Moon, Turn the Tides Gently, Gently Away”. 🤔 13. “Still Raining, Still Dreaming”. 🤘🟦 🤘 14. “House Burning Down”. 🤯🤘🏠🔥🤘 15. “ All Along the Watchtower”. 🤯🤘🤠🤘🤘🤘 16. “voodoo child (slight return)”. 🤘🤘🤘🤯🤯🤯🤘🤘🤘 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Rounding up, cuz
Obviously a classic
Classic. Loved it for years. The 1983 mermaid song has always struck me as underrated.
Jimi’s final album released during his lifetime is a sprawling work that incorporates some of his more grandiose tendencies into a more cohesive album. Jimi’s guitar work is groundbreaking as always and still sounds fresh today. He was and is a huge impact on players including myself
-cool stereo mixing throughout -I love the drumming in "Gypsy Eyes." A lot of it is so simple, but so effective -Great drumming in "Voodoo Chile," l especially at the end -Great bass, drums, and guitar in "Come On (Let the good Times Roll)" -"All Along the Watchtower" and "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" are absolute classics
Just a few days ago we got the preceding Jimi Hendrix album. I gave that one 4 stars. The reasons it didn't get 5 stars was that the tracks didn't feel completely fleshed out to me and there were no standout tracks for me. This one on the other hand has a couple fantastic tracks, especially Voodoo Chile, Voodoo Child and the masterful Bowie cover All Along The Watchtower. Great album, was a pleasure to listen to.
One of my favs.
After a godawful minute of noodle, once the album kicks in properly, it's great, a mix of the mellow, gentle soulful stuff that Hendrix doesn't get enough credit for, and big rock noise. Crosstown Traffic will never not be a joy. It's at its weakest when it goes too bluesy. Becomes a bit predictable and dryer - for example, Voodoo Child feels bloated after the first couple of punchy, brief songs. 15 minutes, with limited variation. 1983 is the same (except more psychedelic I suppose?) Burning of the Midnight Lamp is ace. Again, chilled, more contemplative Hendrix is brill. A qualifying moment here. Hendrix is clearly a one off, a definite genius, but it's been said a million times before, hasn't it. You don't need another white middle aged music critic to run over that shite again. This album contains at least 5 stone cold classics, some great album tracks, and is only let down by two overlong jam sessions. Given the sheer quality and talent on here otherwise, I'm tempted to be forgiving, and give it five stars regardless. I'll see how I feel in the morning. In the morning - it's 5. Don't know if the punchier songs would work as well without two excessive tracks giving them even more life. I think it's deliberate.
This was an entire musical journey but I loved every minute. 5/5 stars. I will definitely be revisiting this album again and again.
This album comes from a time in place that may never be replicated again. Mitch Mitchell's eccentric drumming brings an unique energy to each track that meshes with Noel Redding's bass and Jimmy's guitar in an ephemeral way that is hard to describe other than pure Rock n' Roll.
Absolutely incredible. 9-10/10 1. Crosstown Traffic 2. Voodoo Chile 3. All Along the Watchtower
Classic I've listened to many times before, many great songs!
A truly excellent and interesting rock album. I was only familiar with ‘All Along The Watchtower’ but I enjoyed the whole album, especially ‘Crosstown Traffic’ s as well. I might have to do a Hendrix deep dive!
It’s Jimi, what else do I have to say?
One of my favorite rock albums. Jimi Hendrix is a legend on the guitar and this album proves it. Probably my second favorite album by him as there are a few songs that are ok but most of it is awesome. 8.6/10
Mind healed, palette cleansed and chakras aligned - I'm ready for more PJ Harvey. Hendrix is amazing and this album captures lightning in a bottle.
This is a classic. Great songs on the album. I feel like I don't quite like it as much as some of his other ones bit this is still a rock great.
I could listen to this all day.
finnaly something from Jimi Henndrix, he was Freddie`s Mercury idol (thats literally all i know about him for know0, so i hope it will be good. ,,...and the God made love" emmm like it wasn`t even a song so, just noises, nothing to say ,,have you ever been (the eletric ladyland)" omg the voice at the start, so smooth and calming i love it, amazing. definitly too short ,,crosstown traffic" im already in love with his voice. the ,,chainges" in the melody were a little too much i can say (for me) ,,vodoo chile" that deep guitar at the beginning. just the vibe. immaulate. and the voice. so good. wait, ITS 15MIN LONG!? damn. but`s so good. omg its only getting better. i love it. it,s going to my liked songs on spotify. and the instrument? im literally impressed ,,little miss strange" instrumental line is so good, and the backing vocals. i liked previous more tho ,,long hot summer nights" i love that smooth vibe (kinda blues?) chill ,,come on (let the good times roll)" again good, i am a bof fan of his smooth voice, half of the song is a guitar solos ,,gypsy eyes" starts not as smooth but still good, has a vibe ,,burning of the midnight night'' not as smooth, noice vocal thats kinda drowned out by the melody line, not my favourite track tho still good ,,rainy day, dream away" good start with a vibe. the intruments tho, when the voice sings its turns smooth ,,1983 (a merman i should turn to be)" omg starts so good, calm and smooth, the longest songs seems to be the best as far. you can hear there a really good vocal yet still chill to it, im really impresed again, it changes throught the song it happens a lot there ,,moon, turn the tides... gently, gently away'' not as smooth ,,still raining, still dreaming" i like the start, nice guitar, later its a little to much for me ,,house burning down" cool vibe, energetic but not to much. i like it ,,all along the watchtower" so nice voice, really good vibe. i totally get it why its his the most listened song ,,vodoo child (slight return)" start is like fire under control, (kinda steady but still fire) guitar solo. amazing. im literally amazed with this album, his voice and some songs is so smooth i like that blues vibe so much. that kind of music i would like to hear in fancy bars/clubs. i liked every single song from here. the music line is also so good. i wasn`t even expecting this much, from the very firts nutes i knew this is IMMACULATE. i think i liked the most the ,,voodoo chile", ,,all along the watchtower" but iits kinda hurt to choose. i know i go back to this album not once not twice and i`ll DEFINITELY listen more from Jimi Hendrix. I gotta say Freddie has a taste (not that i would ever doubt it). SO GOOD. 9/10 FIVE STARTS (still hasn`t find here the FIIREE song that would HIT)
It is wild how much better this sounds in headphones. Changed the whole dynamic.
A quintessential classic-rock triumph, acting as Hendrix' last dying effort, and his best record at that. Coming in an at an hour 15 minutes, the double album ( a less experimented, let alone well done concept at the time of its release ), consisting of 16 tracks ( all varying in length still without ever bringing the pacing down to a halt ) proves to be Hendrix and his ever-so under appreciated bands most out-there and indulgent record, even after the psychedelic-rock fusion that was 1967s 'Axis as Bold As Love". With the more muddy, and low fidelity mix, regardless to wether or not it was intended, the album fulfills its name giving off an "electric" feeling. Paired with Hendrix' unparalleled guitar-work, and the improvisational chemistry of Mitch Mitchell ( the bands lead drummer ), everything works towards the laid back, groove session vibe this album works for. With longer live performances such as "Voodoo Chile", and "1983 ( A Merman I should turn to be )", and standouts such as "Voodoo child ( Slight Return )" ( My god what a riff ), The Jimi Hendrix Experiences 1968 Full Length Lp "Electric Ladyland" acts as an underdog to the bands more classic rock n roll, Chuck Berry-esque predeceasing work ( Most prominently their breakout debut album "Are You Experienced", albeit great in its own right )
Brilliant! An album that takes you on a bluesy, psychedelic journey of riffs and distortion. Some Classic choons and some of Hendrix’s biggest and best known. Sadly didn’t have to time listen to all of it so a second run is welcome
It might start to drag on a bit long but overall a masterpiece, tons of great tracks showcasing Hendrix's range from bluesy to psych.
This is why I like this project. I am sometimes reminded about a great album that I haven’t listened to in years.
Jimi Hendrix is just amazing. The guitar work speaks for itself and seems to speak of a different world. I also think that the quality of his voice is extremely special-gravely, yet smooth at the same time. I've never listened to this entire album and found a few songs stand out.
This link takes you to a cover band. That's not Jimi. That said, Electric Ladyland is a classic and shows the creativity of Hendrix. Great album!
Ruim de escutar trabalhando.
Vraiment trop bon, psychedelique, mais tres musicale, j’adore hendrix 5
Extra long album, but no fat to be found.
Classic rock is classic. And face-numbing.
Rock de Hendrix. Vinilo.
Really good Rock album. Jimi Henrix is amazing
An impressive and cohesive display of raw bluesy guitar talent. Starts off with a groovy funky intro before jumping straight into a performance that acts as a smack in the face. It follows into the 15-minute straight-up blues where we have plenty of time to pay attention to these strange techniques he pulls off, themes that he revisits in later tracks. Not to mention he will follow this track up in the closer as a rampant finish in one of his most famous songs. If you were feeling mixed about the album at the beginning, hopefully the ending of "Voodoo Chile" draws you in and excites you for what's to come... it feels like the real intro to the rest of the album. We start off some pure psychedelic rock tracks that would shock people if you told them this was Jimi Hendrix. Really groovy, but the guitar feats are there. You can't tell me those last 30 seconds of "Little Miss Strange" are like anything you normally hear. "Long Hot Summer Night" follows this trend before the speed ramps up in the very bluesy Earl King cover "Come On." Has a strong rock n roll feel, but the solos are insane, almost like Hendrix is making it his own. "Gypsy Eyes" starts off strong, one of the more complex songs out there, changing in tempo and style every 10 seconds, getting weird by the half-way point with the distortion carrying to the end of the song, before an anticlimatic finish. "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" returns to the psychedelic themes, a really trippy but beautifully melodic experience, incorporating gospel-like back vocals, wah-wahs, and a harpsichord. "Rainy Day Dream Away" is another groovy piece, feeling a little jazzy at times. Closing off the psychedelic experience of this meaty third of the album, we have the epic "1983," going on for 14 minutes. I would kill to see this live. Reminds me of Cream and the Doors near the end. So dreamy. Our final stretch of the album revisits many of the themes we've seen, except much harder and faster. "Still Raining Still Dreaming" starts us off with just like its sister jazzy track from earlier except just out of control... faster, crazier, and unpredictable. Insane closing. "House Burning Down" has more unconventional guitar work that screams at you with these deep sounds that abruptly come in and out. Finally, we have our last two classics. "All Along the Watchtower" is one of the best songs of the era... it's hard for people not to appreciate Dylan's fairytale songwriting or Hendrix's insane guitar-play, especially in that iconic solo. There are very few weaknesses in this album. Despite being a double album, I don't consider there to be any weak tracks, and the diversity and placements of interludes and long tracks help people digest the material. That being said, it is a very guitar-heavy album and can be hard for a lot of people to appreciate it all until they can listen and pick out each of the tracks, which is fortunately not too hard to do with all the diversity in style and approach. The track order is a huge strength. I think it was really smart to begin with a funky piece to ease in listeners and then get really hard with the guitar to entice them. I thought it was weird it have two psychedelic pieces, followed by two rough bluesy pieces, then back to the psychedelic, but I guess it's a necessary change. I also thought it was smart to end with a bang with those last four songs grouped together. There are a few cuts I would make. "Come On," "Long Hot Summer Night," and "House Burning Down" come to mind, but they aren't bad tracks by any means, just that I don't think they enhance the experience too much. Overall this is where Hendrix is at his peak in skill and composition, and should serve as evidence of why Hendrix is one of the greatest guitar players of all time.
Awesome, one of my favourite artists, and one of his best albums. Best songs are Crosstown traffic, voodoo Chile (both versions), and, best of all, all along the watchtower
The peak of Hendrix's career! And unfortunately the studio album he ever released :( This album is a masterpiece. I think it's too long, but it doesn't take away it's shine. Favorite tracks: * Voodoo Child (Slight Return) * All Along The Watchtower * Crosstown Traffic
Goated, favorite jimi album
Great overall vibe and exploration – great balance of variety and consistency, and commitment to creating a certain vibe and mood. He sounds credible alternately as an old-school bluesman (way more than Stones or Zeppelin) and an uber-confident hipster/chancer/con man. The soloing – just wow! Near overwhelming at times, and there seems to be a reason some songs fade out on solos; even on a double album, the cuts must eventually end. “Burning the Midnight Lamp” – raw guitars + harpsichord + loose, swaggering vocal = hard psychedelia. “Rainy Day, Dream Away” is also cool and surprising, as is “Still Raining, Still Dreaming” and “House Burning Down.” “Watchtower” sounds a bit like it belongs on a different record, but is a classic nonetheless.
Great riffs, melody, lyrics makes this an all-trend delicacy
Classic, voodoo chile is worthy of its own side
Hendrix is always great to me.
Fantastic. I really enjoy both 10 min+ tracks.
oh shit wayyy too good to rate, holy fuck the whole discography is absolutely incredible
With increasingly sprawling and sparkling efficiency and effectively (and a mega dose of inventiveness), the last album from The Jimi Hendrix Experience went all out to capture the moods and turbulence of the year 1968. Fire red moon and skies, burned down houses, temperature shifting seasons, strange women, the epochal cover of an essential Dylan classic and alliances with voodoo all coagulate to form what is, perhaps, the quintessential album from the groundbreaking British/American trio. Don't let the extended jams placed at the start and middle of the album scare you, they are just as part of the, uh... experience as well. In fact, they enhance it and are the best parts of the album. One listen, five listens, a thousand listens and you'll come to understand why it's a classic of not only it's era but for future generations.
Maybe the best guitar tone ever?
A bit noodly for my liking but few artists can make me enjoy the entire length of a double album. Guitar work is transcendent. 9/10
On first listen, I was going to put this down as a disappointing 4 stars but It finishes so strongly though that I listened again the next day with different expectations. Maybe I was wanting a solid hour of Cross Town Traffic or Watchtower but that’s not what Jimi wanted and who am I to argue? So yes, a little bloated and rambling at times to my ears but for every 5 mins of blistering genius of Voodoo Child maybe you need a 15min jam of Voodoo Chile?
Really great and sad it was his last album. Jimi and Mitch went off and you feel like you’re experiencing the experiments firsthand. Also the intro to voodoo child is still so fuckin cool
Listened to It back in high school
In my collection, least favorite Jimi album despite some standout tracks.
Some bits sound a bit dated but overall, still astonishing.
I know some will scream sacrilege at only 4 stars, and while I enjoy it, it's not my jam
Perfect for a guitar mood. Driving, working, etc. Definitely a repeat listen. Warm, summer evening music. Fireworks at a festival music.
Slightly rough at the start, but picks up greatly after Voodoo Child
GOAT on the guitar!
Jimi is the man and I need to listen to more of his work. Ahead of his time.
Great album. Some more experimental songs in the middle of the record. Good, not great. Finished with amazing songs. All along the watchtower and voodoo child. 4.5
Pretty good as a whole album. Makes the overplayed "classic rock" songs better
Hendrix ist der geilste an der Rock-Gitarre. Ich finde nicht jeden Song auf dem Album total super. Aber egal, Hendrix.
There's so much going on here but this is sonically amazing stuff to come from the late 60s.
got some absolute crackers on here but not my go to hendrix record
His second album I've heard and it's much more unique, better. I've also heard some of the songs like All Along th Watchtower.
Geweldig album met absolute klassiekers erop
Consistent quality, no terrible songs, a couple great
Not my fave Hendrix, honestly
The album did get long and sprawly and it wasn't all pure gold but I can't deny the sheer skill and vision that Jimi had, and the whole band plays very well together. Cool to hear some classics in album context, like "Crosstown Traffic" and "All Along the Watchtower."
Very good album. I like crappy music so it didn’t completely resonate with me but I definitely appreciated a lot of it. Especially the first half of the album.
Nice and chill 60s vibes
If only I could have given this a nine. Not quite a 10 cause of some filler, but I feel a 4 out of 5 (80%) is not quite accurate enough. 1983 is a personal favourite of mine when it comes to Jimi.
Pretty epic vibe, I hadn't heard a lot of Hendrix. Very unique sound.
Wow, this is a long record. But I mean that in a good way. The two 15-minute songs were amazing.
the one big Hendrix album we didn't have in the family growing up. (are you experienced and Axis bold as love were played often and enjoyed by all). Maybe it's because I have such a long relationship with his first two albums, but out of the three, this is my least favorite.
A classic Jimmy album. While not my favorite, there are some hot tracks on here like Voodoo Chile and All Along the Watch Tower. Hopefully we see some of his other albums on here. As I am catching up, I'm laughing because while I was gone, it seems like all the good albums came out (or at least well known artists, we will see if the albums hold up)
Un dios a la guitarra
Geweldig. Nog nooit deze plaat in zijn geheel geluisterd! Met recht een klassieker.
Its clearly a great album, though it can feel affectively distant here and sonically long-winded there. Still big enjoyment. I don't think this work struck me as amazing, but I'm probably too far removed to be honest. What I can say is damn, he does make that guitar sing.
Fundamentals! You must know your fundamentals! Who was at the forefront of acid rock at it's peak in the late 60's? Who headlined Woodstock and opened with an electric Star-Spangled Banner? Who turned a down-and-out nightclub in Greenwich Village into one of the most popular recording studios in New York City? It's Jimi Hendrix. And Electric Ladyland is his great swansong. Giant sounds suit the artist, as this man was larger than life. Album's way too long though. Cut it in half, keep the bangers and it's golden. I mean, it's still golden but it's 70 minutes.
Hendrix is een virtuoos, maar te veel virtuositeit na elkaar is te veel van het goeie. De hits blijven wel in het hoofd hangen
Excellent talent here... loved listening to a legend at work... it’s a shame he’s not alive
Not every song hits, but when they do...Wow! Imagine seeing this guy live! All along the watchtower: better than the original???
The rock and blues numbers are top-tier Hendrix. The psychedelic ones are a little bit too far out for me but are fortunately limited in their numbers. Possibly the greatest album closer of all-time, too. Best track: Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
A couple of classics in there.
Excellent album, it got a little bit samey after a while (too much of a good thing!) So many bangers on this though
Love Hendrix, I found some of it a bit much to listen to as a whole album; would probably enjoy the tracks more on a mixed playlist.
Jimi jimi jimi can’t you see, sometimes your riffs just hypnotise me
Dosta dobar albuma čika Đimija. Dva puta preslušan samo. Nisam imao previše vremena, nažalost pa mi možda nije toliko ušlo u glavu koliko sam mislio, ali drugi puta kada sam preslušavao bio je puno bolji. Album kojem ću se isto vraćati, pogotovo njemu općenito jer mi se sviđa kao izvođač, taj vajb i gitara.
E' un disco che a tratti trovo faticoso da ascoltare però ne rispetto molto la forma e l'espressività. Suona come se fosse stato imbevuto nell'acido. una psichedelia non posticcia.
and the gods made love - cool fallout music 5/10 have you ever been - funky fresh 4/10 crosstown traffic - guitar go weeeEEEE crossTOWWWN 8/10 voodoo chile - very long, electric organ or we sounded cool, guitar slammed ass, didnt like how long, felt like something to be amazed by live 7/10 little miss strange - sounded like funky cat in the hat chase music, guitar very good, really reminds me of tom and jerry for some reason 9/10 long hot summer night - lyric said something about sugar walls, all i could focus on, and the lyric is hot long summer not other way round 4/10 come on - come on SUGAR let the good times roll 9/10 gypsy eyes - meh it was okay, sounds like toned down version of crosstown 5/10 midnight lamp - intro reminds me of send me on my way, vocals sound so sixties but in a good way rainy day - hey man its raaaaining, dont worry about that oooo yeah lisa play that sax bewoh bewoh 7/10 1983 - another long song, again feels like something to see live to stay captivated, cooldown in middle felt like sinking in a disney pond 7/10 moon turn the tides - not really a song, sounds alien abduction and rattlesnakes, makes a really good intro for boom of still rainin still rainin, still dreamin - rain a day, messy but on purpose like punk the organ slaps cheeks, felt like the sound of someone going insane 9/10 house burning down - lyrics a bit shit, guitar really good just drowned out sometimes by the lyrics 5/10 all along the watchtower - most popular song for a reason this shit slaps tits, lyrics drown guitar again but they sound way better here, ending guitar makes up for it, drum beat was sick 10/10 voodoo chile (return) - yeah its alright 4/10
My first full Hendrix album. I definitely enjoy the more avant-garde stuff more than the twelve bar blues, even though of course he does that well.
Too slow for my liking, but the creative genius is apparent. Great muzak.
Love Hendrix, really really good
really good album, def some 5 star tracks, some weirder stuff too
Just a very good album
Strong start, bit of a slog around the middle, very strong end. Great voice and guitar, but very prog-y at times.
Classic groovy rock. It's not my favorite Hendrix album, and there seems like a little bit of guitar filler here. But it's great hearing the song used in the 90s for the nWo and there are other classic bangers here.
Hendrix. Showed the way for almost all after him. No need to add anything else.
Musically a 6/5, lyrically a 2/5.
great one, you can see he was on the path of greatness, the record is not as great as you would hear some people call it but we don't have a follow up to prove it so this is it. some parts are simply amazing
Guitar playing is obviously out of this world - Jimi is the greatest. I'm gonna give it a 4, just because I felt like it was a tiny bit too long and despite the incredible playing, some of the songs weren't all that great
He was very good!
This is classic week. Another classic album ! 4*
A lot more straightforward blues than blues rock. Lot of tracks where they just jam on it. Some noticeable jazz influence as well. Good stuff, just maybe a tad long? Eh. 4.5 stars. Has some absolute Hendrix classics on it. Favorite tracks: "Crosstown Traffic", "Voodoo Chile", "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)", "All Along the Watchtower"
Jimi always good
Sadly his third album was his last. We’ll never know what other brilliant songs he could have given us. Watchtower, Voodoo Child and Crosstown traffic are all very solid songs and rank amongst his very best. His cover of Watchtower is actually much better than Dylan’s original. How do you like dem apples Bob?
Little Miss Strange and Long Hot Summer Night aren't typical Jimi songs in that the guitar is not the main event. It's a nice change and they are good songs. The three big songs (Voodoo, Crosstown and Watchtower are excellent) but there is a bit too much filler on this one (especially side 3) to get a higher rating. There should be a song called The Double Album Blues.
A little mix of Hendrix's iconic blues, hits and filled with the psychodellic rock of the era. A double-album is a heavy lift, could this have been condensed down to one LP, no but two is a bit of a stretch too.
Classic as it gets. Love that the biggest songs are right at the end of the album, and it’s a real “I don’t care” in terms of structure, length et al.
Classic rock is not my thing, but this has some classics and some nice bluesy sections.
Groundbreaking electric blues
Well, this is Hendrix....enough said
Voodoo Chile, crosstown traffic. Banger
I have somehow never listened to a full album by Jimi Hendrix start to finish, so here we go! I generally enjoyed this one, although at times it felt like his guitar parts went from improvisation to meandering. Favorite track is Voodoo Child.
Jimi Hendrix is one of the greatest but man, do his albums especially this one really suffer from length. I feel like when you play the blues no matter how legendary you play them you have to remember you're repeating similar ideas in different ways. There is nothing wrong with any of the songs on this album, on their own they are all fantastic. But meshed together it's just too much. Cut it down to And the Gods Made Love, Have You Ever Been, Crosstown, Voodoo Chile, Gypsy Eyes, Midnight Lamp, House Burning Down, Watchtower and you have about a 35 minute classic album. I'll even give you 40 minutes and add the Voodoo Child (Slight Reprise). But, hey I can do that on my end and leave the next guy with all the Jimi they want! So, I'll give it a 4 knowing I skip through this thing if I listen to it but I'm not willing to call it average either because it's not.
It should not be a debate that Hendrix's cover of "All Along the Watchtower" is one of the most legendary songs of all time, however that should not overshadow great songs such as the 15-minute monster titled "Voodoo Chile" and the very catchy "Crosstown Traffic". Hendrix is, without a doubt, one of the best musicians to ever grace this fine Earth.
Good. I should be more familiar with Hendrix!
Excellent album. Some of the more surreal pieces lost me, but there are some true classics within. "All along the Watchtower" = perfect guitar cover of Bob Dylan's mystical scene "Voodoo Chille" = blues-y story on voodoo culture
When this album hits, it really hits, but there are a lot of songs that feel like filler. Filler that is still pleasant to listen to, though.
Legend gone too soon. Amazing album, wish we had more.
Fantastic album. A few tracks that don't hit me as much as others on this but still a brilliant listen. Hendrix truly was one of a kind 8/10
Guitar rifts. nuff said. Love the trance-vibe some songs give out.
Songs 2-4 are incredible (especially Crosstown Traffic), and the songs from 1983 onwards are also excellent, but I find the middle section somewhat weak. Still giving it 4 stars, but this would probably be a 5 star album if it were a single album instead of a double.
Classic slice of the best guitar player of all time! Love this; psychedelic and bluesy.
Never will this leave my collection. However not the Jimi that reaches me like other stuff
3.8 - great golden guitar god at his best. So innovative and beautiful lyrics that fit perfectly. I don’t think I’ll ever not be pumped up by Voodoo Chile Slight Return.
Ok yes this is very good! Lyrics are strong, love the guitar (obviously) and feel badass listening to this
A holy combination of blues and psychedelic rock. Legend
Psychedelic guitar rock
On se kyllä kova. Ihan iski nostalgiat kun en oo oikeastaan vuosiin Jimiä kuunnellut. Soittotyyli kuulostaa kyllä edelleenkin ihan uniikilta, kuulostaa siltä kuin kitara itsekin laulaisi. Upea upea upea!
Electric Ladyland doesn't reach the heights the band is capable of, but is a steady slow build which uses the double album format well. It had me in a firm hold by the halfway point and I'm sure would fascinate earlier for those so inclined.
"Crosstown Traffic" my favorite song on the album. Guitar playing throughout obviously fantastic. 7/10.
Absolute must and a classic! Best tracks for me are: “All Along the Watchtower,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”, and “Crosstown Traffic.” Worth listening all the way through but some slow stretches are a little long for my taste. Still timeless with the heavy blues and rock influences.
9.5/10 не ебу что вам тут рассказывать нужно об этом альбоме, но у меня в планах накуриться и послушать некоторые треки от туда voodoo Chile разьеб пизды
I like it when he make the guitar go wAhHHh
Interesting mixing, echos make it sound live Feels like an open jam Every band member shined, keyboard and drums were just as good as the guitar Favorite songs - Rainy Day, Dream Away & All along the watchtower
The studio experimentation here rivals Sgt. Pepper for how inventive and game-changing it was. While I don't think the songs themselves are quite on the level of Are You Experienced, it's still an incredible album worth listening to.
Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Voodoo child, Gypsy eyes, House burning down, All along the watchtower
I mean what can I say that hasn't already been said? Hendrix just had it. He had it all. He was a great singer, a great songwriter, and an unbelievable guitar player. A Sonic Wizard. And this is his Magnum Opus.
Very cool. Some of the tunes got a bit long for me, but that doesn't mean I wasn't grovin.
The intro, And The Gods Made Love, sounds exactly like something David Gilmour's Pink Floyd did on that 1987 album. Exactly, minus a drum hit or something. Zappa thinks I'm a jerk and so will you: I was on the verge of writing about the first Jimi Hendrix Experience album being the most influential when compared to the two that followed. Then I was taken aback by the groove of Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland); it's a surprising update on classic soul and its undeniably soul. It's like, where do this come from! And then We all know this, those who sing songs about love (or love songs as we know them) are ALL depraved! Or even I would say utterly PERVERSE. As it is the guitar solo leading us into Voodoo Chile. But blues was thought to be depraved a few decades before, so it is fair to bring back a bit of depravity. I wonder if Jimi would be disinfecting his hands before and after the guitar were he alive in these times of ours. But then I re-think the whole thing and conclude that he's going to put the guitar on fire by the end of the show ANYWAYS! Also, guitars have been obsolete these days around, so probably he would be setting fire to something else. Little Miss Strange is played by the Experience but sung by an uncredited British band. (Of course it is not, but it works well as a metaphor) Rainy Day, Dream Away has a sax on it, which makes the song sound jazzy-er. 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) is a song that I could listen to all day, so pass me those boxing gloves please. It's long, I might probably listen to it only four or five times. Damn, days are not as long as they used to be. Bass guitar is played by Jimi himself on this one, which gives a sense of "sync" between bass and guitar. But he's not playing exactly the same parts on both, although he could have. And then there is a bass guitar solo, which might be him telling Pastorius how to do his job. Yes, I know what you are going to say but he was in the zone and when you are in the zone there is no timeline. I swear I heard him playing tango on House Burning Down. The album was entirely mixed in stereo, and it exploits that technology to a devastating effect. These were actual listening notes. Yup.
I really enjoyed listening to this again. It was my first introduction to Hendrix as a teenager 35 years ago. The way I listen to music, and the way I appreciate it has changed a lot since. It was great hearing tracks that I know inside out, yet still finding something new to get me excited. Jazz wasn't on my radar 35 years ago. I can now hear how Hendrix took jazz rhythms and then scrambled them up to produce a masterpiece. It would have been 5 stars if it was a single album, and not a double.
If I were to describe this album in one word, it would be "cool". It's got some good tracks, but most of them didn't stand out to me individually. To me, the best track is easily Hendrix's cover of "All Along the Watchtower". Overall, I think it's greater than the sum of its parts, and makes for a neat listen, even if not many individual tracks stood out.
some great songs. even the deeper cuts are great.
Pros: - One of the best guitarists of all time. With that should come the notion that any of his albums on his unfortunately short discography could be listed on this. - This album has some absolute slappers. "Crosstown traffic" is super underrated and is the only badass song I know to include kazoo's predominantly. Cons: Misc: It's just great. Some album-flow things are weird, like a "filler"ish 1 minute track after a 13 minute track. Some tracks linger on a bit long. I'm not personally big on albums that are mixes of structured songs and also longer jam sections and this one does that a little, but it's still a classic album.
Such a great listen on a very scenic drive along the Delaware River. It definitely throws back to summers spent in the back yard as a kid, especially "All along the watchtower". It definitely gets a little heavy-handed with the jam sessions, but he's such a rock star, you would expect nothing less!
Eiginlega öll lögin frábær, en sum bara mjög góð. Solid 4.5
Geggjuð plata! Nokkrir sturlaðir klassíkerar og virkilega frábær lög inná milli sem ég var búinn að gleyma. Hár fjarki.
Verulega góð plata með mörgum rosalega góðum lögum. Er fjölbreytt án þess ad vera mjög sundurleit. Langt síðan ég hlustaði á plötuna í heild og mun vonandi hlusta reglulega héðan frá.
Such an amazing guitar! Definitely deserves another listen.
Standouts are Crosstown Traffic, Gypsy Eyes, All Along the Watchtower, and Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
This is a must-have album from the gentle soul that was Jimi Hendrix. No wonder that Clapton freaked when he first saw Hendrix play, since he was to follow him onstage, which he refused to do.
His musicianship is undeniable, and it's a great album - but to really get the full effect, watch the 12-minute documentary that's included at the end of the streaming version (on iTunes) and you'll get more out of your listen.
The third and last album released by Jimi Hendrix before his death, “Electric Ladyland” sees him flooding the grooves with every style he’d paddled in before. There’s the stirrings of hard rock, psychedelia, blues, soul and… well, that’s about it, if we’re being honest. Nonetheless, the album stirs them into an intoxicating blend to become a dazzling effort, despite the unwieldy running time. The most well-known songs are celebrated for a reason: “Crosstown Traffic”, “All Along the Watchtower” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” are all electrifying and showcase Hendrix’s magnitude as a guitarist, singer and bandleader: perfect encapsulation of late 60’s rock on the cusp of something heavier. Still, thank god the band afford time for some variety. An underrated side of Hendrix’s discography includes his ballads and flirtation with soul, and it peaks here. The title track is gorgeous, along with “Long Hot Summer Night” and “Burning of the Midnight Lamp.” They’re a great mixture of fine songcraft and studio experimentation to tip them over in pure “Hendrixian” bliss. The main issue here is the album’s length, but the longest tracks aren’t entirely at fault. Of the two “monsters” here, “1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)” is staggering. Its opening groove, with its gorgeous liquid riff, is mystical, menacing, swaggering and tender all at once. The subdued instrumental, all dreamy textures and restrained lead, builds beautifully into a bass groove from about nine and a half minutes back into the main theme (some lovely flute work from Traffic’s Chris Wood too). It’s the other 10+ minute track, “Voodoo Child”, which feels overlong to me and does little to justify its long running time beyond some jamming which would have worked better in a more spontaneous live setting. There are the makings of a flawless five star album here for sure, but as with many double albums, it suffers from being a little overlong. Twenty minutes or so shaved off would have done it, but the amount of quality material on here is still more than most musicians could hope to achieve in their lifetimes, much less when cut tragically short.
Obviously, Hendrix was an incredible guitar player, but I think if he also wasn’t such a great singer and songwriter, and Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding weren’t also great musicians, much fewer people would still care about his songs today.
7/10. Some good stuff, but also a really long time to listen to Jimi Hendrix for.
L'experimentació portada des de l'inspiració. Cal ser un geni per dur a tan bon terme temes com 'Voodoo Chile' o '1983'. No és un disc fàcil d'assimilar, però és una porta d'entrada sempre oberta immillorable a nous mons de pura psicodèlia
enjoyable but I was so busy working while listening I did not listen well
Great guitars, funky album.
i can understand why this man's a legend... those guitar riffs sound complicated. but not my cup of tea im sorry i may be too young and uncultured
Glad I'm finally listening to Voodoo Chile, because it's a masterpiece. Not entirely my vibe but I can appreciate that it's incredible music. Honestly, I do get kind of sick of listening to all that guitar, it's impressive but a lot. 3 stars but my personal opinion factors in heavily.
I’ve never been a huge fan, but I do like some of these songs.
I was never the biggest Hendrix fan in general, and more so a fan of the bangers, but there are some great numbers on this.
A bit more plain noodling on here than I expected but still a classic in every way. I do think some tracks meander a bit, but the monoliths of "All Along the Watchtower" and "Voodoo Child" make this LP a must for any rock fan.
Good album. Taking 3 songs away I’d definitely have on repeat.
I think the guitar work on this is pretty good, and I think Jimmy Hendrix is actually a good singer/performer to my tastes, but this is likely an artist I'd much rather see live than listen back to. Some classics on this album make this one of his better albums, for sure. 3.5 to 3.
Good listen. Though had to go with a live version as couldn't find it for free
Production: 7/20 Songwriting: 8/20 Innovation: 13/20 Bangers: 15/20 Emotional response: 9/20 =52 meh
All Along The Watchtower and Vodo Child are all time classics for sure
Interesting. But at the risk of coming across as blasphemous, I really don't see much reason to listen again.
all along the voodoo chile
Felt ad-libbed like freewheelin Bob Dylan
I like some of this okay and other of it not as well. I feel a little guilty about that because I’m sure some of it is just cultural. However, even though I don’t really like electric guitar that much, I can appreciate how impressive Hendrix’s guitar skills are.
Some bangers, men tråkigt emellanåt
Great guitar. Album was ok. I don't think Hendrix was a complete composer, so it felt very one-sided.
Temas buenos, pero demasiado psicodélico.
Beautiful álbum, I liked most All along the Watchtower
Un poco rollo. No me ha llamado la atención.
Goede nummers afgewisseld met gruizige nummers.
Ik vond het eigenlijk best wel een allegaartje dit album. Een paar echt fantastische nummers, maar ook veel enorm lang uitgetrokken nummers die niet echt op gang komen. Puur qua reputatie van Hendrix had ik een puntiger en krachtiger album verwacht.
Kende alleen zijn 'hitjes', best aardig, maar helemaal geweldig ga ik 'm nooit vinden.
Obv great for what it is, but I don't think I'm ever going to be a Jimi Hendrix person
Production: 7/20 Songwriting: 8/20 Innovation: 13/20 Bangers: 15/20 Emotional response: 9/20 =52 meh
An iconic album but not my jam.
I love 'all along the watchtower' (Dylan prefers Hendrix's version than his own, I'm undecided) and it's obvious that Hendrix is a virtuoso but I still found it overall a little boring.
Look man, you can listen to Jimi but you can’t hear him. There’s a difference man. Just because you’re listening to him doesn’t mean you’re hearing him.
awesome vibe. Crazy guitar skills
In conclusione: Ho ascoltato la prima parte del disco probabilmente con uno stato d'animo non troppo compatibile e non l'ho apprezzato troppo, principalmente per l'impronta inevitabilmente chitarristica che sfancula un po' troppo nell'improvvisazione. C'è da dire che comunque Hendrix lo fa sempre con stile rispetto anche ai suoi contemporanei e comunque le sue improvvisazioni sono più musicali. La seconda parte del disco l'ho apprezzata di più, sarà pure perché c'ha più classici come Voodoo Child o All Along the Watchtower. In ogni caso è uno dei pochi dischi in cui i pezzi che ho apprezzato di più in effetti so anche i più popolari (giusto forse Gypsy Eyes m'è piaciuta e non penso sia particolarmente famosa). Nonostante questo l'ho trovato un album comunque molto sperimentale per l'epoca e Hendrix comunque lo apprezzo sempre alla fine.
Must've been revolutionary when it came out, and I can see why. Very much enjoyed the guitars and overall musicality but I doubt I'd be dying to listen to this album again
Lots of respect for Jimi but I don't know if I can listen to him solo for an hour straight... UPDATE: Couldn't do it, skipped right through to Watchtower and then turned it off lol
Mixed bag Better music than lyrics 'Come On' - good surprise Gods made love/Turn tides - just ambient noise
Seemed alright, I mean we were playing gta at the time so I didn’t fully listen to a decent amount. I don’t think I’m usually a fan of really long guitar solos and I guess Hendrix is the king of that so it was never gonna do great for me. Generous 3 star cus it seemed funky (in a good way)
DRINK MY WINE 🍷
One of the only worthwhile boomer-coom 3.9
// Favs: ...And The Gods Made Love / Voodoo Chile Score: Decent to Strong 3
Altri tempi! Devo dire che rispetto ad altri album del '68 questo sembra prodotto davvero a cazzo di cane. Canzoni tagliate di botto, batterie in controfase, fade out improbabili. Però ecco, questo, secondo me, è anche un suo punto di forza e l'espressione di una personalità unica. Forse perché a lui la qualità j'aveva già rotto il cazzo. Anche se non sono un suo fan, sono comunque affascinato dal suo modo di suonare e per me rimane un bel album. Certo, 16 tracce e una Voodoo Chile che non si sviluppa e non finisce mai, per me rimangono scelte discutibili.
It's Jimi Hendrix but I really only liked a few songs out of them all.
Jimmy Hendrix is not my style. I find it too psychedelic.
I liked. Would I listen again voluntarily? Prob not.
Listening to Jimi Hendrix always makes me feel inferior because honestly I just don't get what all the buzz is about.
I think a bit like Disraeli Gears the good songs are overplayed and there is a lot of filler in between. Also marked down because it was quite hard to find and listen to.
It's been many years since I've listened to Hendrix. I really enjoy the rockier moments (like "Cross Town Traffic"), and I enjoy the blues elements as well as the far-out spacey stuff. However, most of the 60s poppy psychedelia moments show their age quite badly and the olde worlde mystical themes come off as a bit twee. The album also doesn't really hand together as a continuous listen and feels longer than the actual 75min runtime. I listened to the album three time before rating, because I want to enjoy and see what other people love. However, I find the many great moments are tarnished by the weak point. 3.5*
Тоже самое что в прошлом его альбоме
This is quite a mish-mash of blues, soul and psychedelic rock. It’s like Jimi’s "Exile on Main Street." Some of it would be hard to identify as Hendrix, although the crazy (and varied) guitar work running throughout the album would be a clue. I could see a guitar player going crazy over this. I remember Rolling Stone voting All Along the Watchtower as the best cover of all time. It’s 4-movement guitar solo that lasts only 1 minute has always been a favourite of mine. Cross-town Traffic and the Slight Return version of Voodoo Child are great too. I'm leaning towards a 4 but I gave his debut album a 4 and this one is less consistent.
I'm not in love with Hendrix in general. the album as a whole is like a 2.5-3 but along the watchtower brings it up to 3.5
Enjoyed a few songs a LOT, but found it to be more raw than I prefer.
The songs you've heard before are incredible. The deep cuts on this are pretty boring for a modern-day listener I'd say.
Fat moving and wildly inventive but oh my days the long version of Voodoo Chile drags like it's got concrete boots on.
I know it's blasphemus but I don't really enjoy this album. Not the kind of music that draws me in. I'm not a guitar player so many of the subtleties of Hendrix's talents are lost on me. All Along the Watchtower is great 3.5 stars
meh its ok
meh, typical jimmy
So, I know Hendrix is amazing and influential, etc. But this music doesn't do much for me most of the time. IDK why....
3/5 good but I don't get Hendrix :(
Solid guitar stuff, love crosstown traffic
Seminal but too long
Honestly not terribly impressed by anything on here besides All Along The Watchtower
Honestly, I much prefer "Are You Experienced" over this album. It's a bit too bluesy for my taste, however the stand-out tracks are essential listens. This album did not resonate with me as much I was hoping/expecting. Good record, but ultimately disappointing given how much I enjoyed his debut.
Its Jimi. I have not listened to an album of his from beginning to end, only greatest hits. While i cant say anything new stood out, it was consistant and didnt need to skip around. solid 3
Didn't like it as much as "Are you Experienced?". This is a little more bluesy less rock. I probably wouldn't have even given it a 3 if it wasn't for the brilliance of his version of All Along the Watchtower
My first Hendrix or any kind of 70’s(?)rock like this. I added all of these songs to my playlist because I enjoyed them all but I can see me never coming back to this album.
По началу было интересно. После - нет.
Wasn't sure what to expect aside from All Along The Watchtower. I was pleasantly surprised to hear all the soul/R&B influence, but then the 10 minute guitar solos came in and wiped the goodwill that generated
He's a great guitarist but I never got into any of his songs. Thought it might have been an age thing but nah, still don't really get all the love for Hendrix. Call me a heretic.
* Decent, Classic Hendrix. Could do with remastering.
Is it possible to be good to a fault at playing the guitar?
Aaargh! Surely this was a no brainer 5 star album. But listening to it it's so uneven. Some tracks are legendary, some borderline unlistenable, many just a bit flat. I'm disapointed Mr Hendrix.
A mixed bag. All the classics are great, naturally. A couple of other good tracks, but I just get bored when he goes all psychedelic and weird. Stick to blues Jimi.
Thing about geniuses like Jimi Hendrix who thrive on improvisation… sometimes it’s lightning in a bottle and sometimes it just sounds like noodling. There’s a lot of this that could have used a better plan, tighter writing, or maybe a few more takes or something. But man, when it works it’s so damn good. Voodoo Child, Voodoo Chile, and 1983 could be an album on their own, almost. And then it would be a really tight, great one!
I'm not going to say anything about Jimi that hasn't already been said. Dude can shred, and some people will enjoy it and others will only hear noise. I'm somewhere in between. I can appreciate the skills necessary to create this sound, but at the same time, it's a bit heavy on the ears. Found myself glad when the 1:15 of album was over.
Searing guitar, but a bit of a ramble. Deserves it's place in the 1001.
Tricky one. Some absolutely great tunes but not one to listen to too often. Long. Some tunes just rambled, as they do.
Puedo ver la voladura de cabezas que produjo este disco, pero por mucho que me gusten las guitarras y la distorsión, lo mejor sigue siendo Voodoo Child y el cover de Bob Dylan
This album has some great moments. Crosstown Traffic, for instance, is not only the best thing Hendrix recorded, but one of the best tracks EVER recorded. And there are some interesting sounds and techniques on here, notwithstanding Hendrix’s playing itself. But this doesn’t really hang together as an album, and there is too much extend jamming in places for my taste. There are too many different styles and the production doesn’t pull the tr=hreads together well enough. Hit and miss, and would have made a much better, selectively-edited, single album.
Pretty boring. The hits are great, but most of it is self indulgent. He was an interpreter, a showman, and a guitar genius. But he needed to be in a band with some decent songwriters.
There are some classic songs on this album for sure but overall I got a little restless listening to it straight through. (There are a few filler songs and two jams longer than 13 minutes!) I can’t help but feel the album could have packed a bigger punch with some editing. But I’ll confess I gave this a close listen on a plane and maybe I didn’t do it justice. I’ll try listening to it more. The bluesy numbers would probably benefit from being played loud in the house where they can stretch out some more. This feels more like speakers music than headphones music. Even the less than great songs have killer guitar shredding on them though. The band’s brand of hard blues still sounds awesome today. Jimi Hendrix was a hell of a performer and considering this was his last album, maybe it’s no so bad to have more than you need here. 🙌🎸
Thing about geniuses like Jimi Hendrix who thrive on improvisation… sometimes it’s lightning in a bottle and sometimes it just sounds like noodling. There’s a lot of this that could have used a better plan, tighter writing, or maybe a few more takes or something. But man, when it works it’s so damn good. Voodoo Child, Voodoo Chile, and 1983 could be an album on their own, almost. And then it would be a really tight, great one!
I really enjoy Hendrix, but this album meandered around too much for me. Some great riffs and jams but didn't feel cohesive enough for a better score.
I enjoyed this very much, but like so many jam band albums I know, the songs lacked a distinctiveness that’s needed in my mind for a 4 or 5 star album. There are exceptions of course (Voodoo Chile, for instance, and I was captured by 1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)).
I really liked how the album started, but the rest I was pretty neutral on.
I can see how I should like this more but I think its one of those time and place albums. Maybe if I was a bit older (or around) in those days and had an older bother constantly playing it, forcing it into my brain then it would get a 5. But I struggle to listen to full album now. So its a 3 for me.
It's kinda crazy that there are only two songs on this entire thing that I really 'like', in that I really respond to and I can't help but get into - Crosstown Traffic and Watchtower. And yet every track on here grabs me.
I love Hendrix and his impact on rock and roll, but some of his tracks on this album are a bit too artsy and out there for me.
Can't help but wonder what would have come next. I'm more familiar with the earlier two albums, this is the first time I listened to Electric Ladyland all the way through. As others observed, it does meander and lack focus, but still a great listen.
Crosstown traffic is a highlight for me.
It was alright. Good background music
Not for me...anymore. I technically should be a Hendrix fan but I'm just a greatest hits hero. Crosstown Traffic is bluesy but the rest and bit stoney...and I don't get stoned any more.
Hendrix vind ik echt super, maar zijn albums zijn voor mij toch vaak iets te bluesy en wisselvallig.
With the notable exception of a couple of songs, I don't really care for a double album of someone taking psychedelics.
A really high quality extended jam session but noodling on a a guitar is still noodling.
At the time of release, I'm sure this was an incredible album, but imo its aged quite poorly. Even ignoring my personal opinion of not really enjoying psychedelic rock, every "guitar solo" I heard just sounded like noodling in the studio
appreciate the good guitar, but just not a rock fan.
Buen disco muy rockero de los 70 psicodélico, que se puede decir de jimi, aun así no lo considero su mejor disco, mucho jam
2/5 Not really my style of music, thus making it not enjoyable
He may be an exceptional guitar player, a historic icon and the first for may things that come to mind when thinking about the 70th. Lots of people learned and copied from him. So I give him that. However I could not listen to the whole album. Maybe I need to get stoned first to understand it.
Boring... "Oh but it is great if you smoke a joint and listen to it" "Well, I didn't..."
1. ... And The Gods Made Love - are these sounds recorded in Hell? Kinda like the whooshing sound but the demonic voice really wasn't necessary 2. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) - I like the production, but the song itself ain't anything special 3. Crosstown Traffic - more funky compared to the previous two songs. I like it well enough, but not enough to add it to a playlist 4. Voodoo Chile - nice guitar in the intro, kinda get boring afterwards. Oh damn, after three minutes I notice this song is 15 minutes long. What in the fresh hell. *After 10 minutes I've decided I really dislike Jimi Hendrix's voice - which bodes well for the remaining 12 tracks on this album - and that the guitars are nice, but 10/11 minutes is really my limit. Yeah let's just end this not-so-short-track with 20 seconds of mumbled talking, great, thanks guys! 5. Little Miss Strange - Giving me all the old-school vibes 'came into my parlour'. Cute bop I don't really care about, just grateful it's pretty short 6. Long Hot Summer Night - I like the 'woop woop woop' in the background. Can't help but to hear 'Hot girl summer' - the memes ruined me I fear. 7. Come On (Let the Good Times Roll) - Common theme again: I like the guitar, the vocals and lyrics bore me to death. 8. Gypsy Eyes - Even the guitar is kinda boring in this one. Also the lyrics did not age well... 9. Burning of the Midnight Lamp - Just waiting for this album to end while I'm studying tbh 10. Rainy Day, Dreamy Away - Was the first sound on this track a cough? Ew. So this is just... stoners talking to each other over a funky beat? With one of them sometimes making sounds like he's got at least a cold? I'll pass, thanks. (Nice guitar though). 11. 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be) - thirteen fucking minutes!? Are you kidding me right now? Was I just put through almost a minute of wind gushing with cowbells? (11 minutes in: oh my god how is this still the same song, releeeaaase me, please) 12. Moon, Turn the Tides...Gently Gently Away - Again, this is just wind? Damn the hippies were really fucking high when they decided to hype this man up. 13. Still Raining, Still Dreaming - I'm liking the guitar intro. The rest of the track is, again, not capturing my attention. 14. House Burning Down - Just sounds like the rest of the album to me 15. All Along the Watchtower - Nothing really stands out about this one either, except for the fact is has half a billion plays on Spotify and I can't remember ever listening to this before. 16. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - The last track, just five more minutes. What can I say? Hmm.. I like the guitar. Conclusion: two stars for the guitars
All Along the Watchtower is Great. Everything else seems uninteresting and excessive. I'm not sure Voodoo Child could be a good 4 minute song... why do i need 15 minutes of it? Ugh.
I doubt very very few people have all 1001 albums on this list. Or 1001 albums in general. So I use other sources, like youtube music or spotify or whatever. I found electric ladyland on youtube, with the songs coming from a collection of individual posts. The first song, and the Gods made Love... was a video of a record spinning, playing this song. the second... background music for someone playing quake(?) Oddly amusing, but tough to get through all of it to the masterpiece of the album.
Not a huge Hendrix fan in general, and this may be my least favorite album that we have listened to on this list. Just average late sixties rock IMHO. 2.5/5
Hmm. This kind of struck me as a snooze-fest. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood? Or maybe it's... just kind of a snooze-fest? I liked "Burning of the Midnight Lamp," which is a tune I was not familiar with, but it feels like overall this record is here just to prop up the last two tracks. It's a damn strange thing to see an album where the best two songs are track numbers 15 and 16, ha. Pretty ballsy in a way!
Wish I could like it but I HATED it
this mf sounds like the suction thing at the dentist oh wow okay that was a harsh change up i dont know whats happening i know im only halfway through the first song but so far its a no from me ok this one sounds more promising kazoo??? idk this ones more groovy but im still not feeling it i feel like i'd get cancelled for all of this funky guitar i just cant see myself sitting down and being like "you know what i want to listen to? weird disjointed guitar with no song structure" nvm this bass and drums came in and kind of banged for a minute im not against this one i can see the appeal here ig i just feel like none of the members are clicking with eachother like i know they are but i dont hear it like that maybe im just dumb but thats my professional opinion. how long is this fucking song oh i think its ending now nvm solo time oh he kind of shredding tho wheres the emotion tho WHAT THE FUCK THIS SONG IS 15 MINUTES LONG WHY???????? IM BORED ALREADY AND THERES STILL NINE MORE MINUTES mfrn: :| drums i just know im gonna be a statistical outlier when i give this album a bad rating I THOUGHT IT WAS ENDING BUT THERES STILL FIVE MINUTES LEFT clapping again this is like in hs band when ppl would clap btwn movements oh its back to the first section i think idk i cant remember mmmm resolution oh he shredding again ok pop off this has GOT to be the end this is like a poorly planned fireworks display it ended ah silence ok lets try again fresh start beatles vocals listening to this is a chore this instrumental break is nice that guitar tone is gorgeous tho same with the bass its so ~smooth~ oh what the fuck is this how many songs are left i hate this im impartial im on reddit rn this is bluesy im not against it yet maybe i need to change my attitude some nice overdrive the man can fucking shred this is the best song so far (come on) fuck he can solo these drums sound weird ok some pick scraping this is bad im skipping to all along the watchtower bc apparently its good its not i did not enjoy this experience
Quälend lang, zugemüllt mit überwiegend unterdurchschnittlich gebauten Songs mit zu seltenen Psych-Auswüchsen über denen Jimi seine erklecklichen Gniedel Salven wichst. Ew! Also I don’t want you to „make love to me in my sleep“. Ew!!!
Ik weet dat het heiligschennis is, maar te veel eindeloze gitaarrifs.