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Bad Company

Bad Company

1974

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Bad Company

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3.27

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Supergroups. Why are there always supergroups. All of the playing is good, and all of the songs are forgettable. Supergroups always sound way too polished, too over-produced, and too ironed to me. While great bands often feel like like more than the sum of their parts, Bad Company feel like far less. Don't let me Down is shockingly dull.

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If this album doesn’t make you feel like a badass idk what to tell you

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Bland Company. Short average dad rock. Not bad but not memorable.

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5

Bad comapany...til the day I dieeeee

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5

Loved this album. It's short and full of good tracks. Pretty standard 70s and 80s rock vibe. Spotify ends up recommending a lot of great music if you start here

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5

I feel like I need to talk about this album outside of it's title track. There's a reason this album is an absolute classic as it's a great example of 70's blues rock. There's really not a mediocre song on the album. Favorite Songs: Can't Get Enough, Bad Company

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This was definitely an album in heavy heavy rotation in my house during my middle school days - 4 or 5 of these songs were so prominent on radio through the 80s that even if you didn't have the record, you knew most of it. Not much to analyze here - it's prototypical "Classic Rock" with very little wiggle room into anything else, and whether that's a pro or con is (as everything) up to personal taste, but for that quality (limitation?) this is almost as good as it gets. Paul Rodgers is or was *the* classic rock voice of the 70s/early 80s. There's nothing overly creative or experimental in terms of production and that's likely what makes it still work today - guitar/bass/drums and occasional piano/keys. It's also hard not to think of the movie "Almost Famous" when listening to this and also looking at the band (see the cover for "Burnin' Sky" and it seems pretty obvious where the movie writers got inspiration for the controversial t-shirts!) Deserving of an isolated comment is the bass playing of Boz Burrell on this album - to my ears he was the secret weapon on many of these songs, most of which have a simple and potentially dull chord progression but Burrell's fluid lines tied them together brilliantly. In particular check out the work on "Movin' On" Funny that when this came up I smiled but wasn't too excited to revisit it...if I'd written this before playing it again i would have said something like: "...even though I'm unlikely to go out of my way to listen to this again, that's just as much due to my having heard it hundreds of times as changing tastes..." but damn if it hasn't been fun listening to this album again. In the end, for what it is...it really is great from start to finish, and sometimes you just need uncomplicated straight up 70s guitar rock.

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Mediocre company I’d say. Carried through by the good bits!

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Paul Rodgers has such a gutsy rock voice, so much so that pretty much anything he sings is worth listening to. But, from a lyrical perspective, he only writes about wanting to fuck. Just said in different words from song to song, album to album, and band to band. Though on this record there is a mellow track about a seagull. Does he want to fuck it? Probably.

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I mean, it sounds like what it is: a rock album from the 70s. It's kind of a slow chug through chunky riffs with rough vocals over top. If that's what you came for, you'll be happy with what you get. Otherwise, it's just kinda meh.

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Never herd of this group so it may be interesting… The album starts with can’t get enough, I mean it’s alright to be fair it’s just a generic rock song. No real hate towards it though. Rock steady is still generic as fuck but it has nicer guitar works so that’s a plus. Man this album is so bland yet listenable, ready for love has it’s moments on the instrumental department but just feels like a song that’s only in it for the pay cheque. Don’t let me down at least provides a nice pace change it’s actually a really nice piano track great closer for side one especially for this album. Then the band/ albums title track ( bad company) all of the elements of the song are interesting but it’s just like so many bands have done songs like this before so it’s just not the best. Then is the way I choose it’s okay, very okay just a bit slower than the others going for a kinda romantic feel. It’s alright ( It’s just hard to find ways to describe these songs seeing they’re so mid level). Movin’ on is a nice enough penultimate track, reminds me of can’t get enough but more enjoyable and although it’s not a favourite of all time this one is actually a really fun listen I can’t deny! Seagull makes sense as a closer just a nice acoustic song maybe a favourite but just because it’s so different to the rest of the album. 5 really generic songs, a good song halfway then two good ones at the end I must say not my favourite album. Only 8 tracks lasting 35 minutes from a group who have all had musical experience being a supergroup, doing nothing special sounding like they’re only in it for the money. If you like that then okay. Ps. I didn’t hate it it’s just generic, not unique enough to be a 4 not horrendous enough to be a 2.

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Enjoyable enough, straight down the middle cheesy 70s rock. Have to give them a shout out for pulling off the trifecta of naming your band "Bad Company", titling your album "Bad Company" and having a song called "Bad Company". Rarefied air: https://www.stereogum.com/928281/20-songs-named-after-the-bands-that-played-them/lists/

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In the 70s this album was considered good. If I was still 14 I might think so, but I'm an adult and it's generic blooze rawk. Awful.

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Shite

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Hell yeah.

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Good, solid, earnest, old fashioned dad rock.

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Escuchado hoy 2021, no parece gran cosa

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Really good

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Pretty good

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5

Getting some real southern metal vibes here

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5

That voice!

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Nice discoverment

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Venga, le voy a dar un 5

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5

Fantastic. Classic rock!

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SLAMS!!! The old man has listened to them for years so this was a nice treat.

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I remember sitting in my dad's old truck fumbling through cassette tapes. He had the all the classics, including Bad Company. Such a great album!

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5

Amazing. Seagull, enough said

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5

Surpise! Not hip hop at all! 😂

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its deffo good. something middle aged men love for sure.

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Never heard of the band but really enjoyed the album

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Classic rock vibes. Easy to listen to.

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Pretty much what you would want from a classic rock album!

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5

What a great 70's hard rock album! Nearly every song is a hit. Favorite Tracks: "Can't Get Enough" "Rock Steady" "Don't Let Me Down" "Bad Company"

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Wow, this is an exceptional album, just brimming with classics. Six of these songs are classic rock staples and the remaining two are top notch deep tracks. Consider for a moment just how rare that is. There isn't a bad song on here. It's warm, sexy, bluesy rock for the ages. Bad Company are the standard bearers for blues-based rock in the 1970s and 80s. This band and these songs set the bar for how rock would sound for years with countless bands attempting and failing to catch their sound. The band is a murderer’s row of musicians hailing from some really great groups – Free, Mott, King Crimson. This is also probably one of the best executed albums I have ever heard. The compositions are tight, flawless. Not an extraneous note or overly long solo to be found. The band has a steadiness and intensity to their sound without all the showboating some of their peers were prone to. Lyrically, they manage to come off as tough, but with enough sensitivity to pull off a song like "Ready for Love" without sounding silly. Paul Rodgers' warm and soulful vocals are ridiculously good. He really is one of the best rock vocalists ever, and criminally underappreciated. Fave Songs: Rock Steady, Ready for Love, Can't Get Enough, Bad Company

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Балдеж, на альбоме есть как рок триллеры, так и много лиричнлй музыки, одноименная песня однозначно хит!

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interesting good

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5

A fantastic album with a fantastic track list. Absolutely legendary.

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Excellent album. Solid rock tunes.

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A favorite from the end of my teenage years. Thanks for reminding me.

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a great early rock record

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5

So many good songs

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5

Wow! Forgot how great this album and this band are!

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5

This was one of my favourite albums and I loved listening to it again.

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5

Good rock, good stuff

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Quintessential Bad Company- a very good album that I’d listen to again

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5

Just good old fashioned 70s rock. Every song on this album is a banger.

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5

Lot of good classic songs. Worth repeating

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Kamalt El Hadra 7 Me Rbo3 Etheleth Men 3l Bouheli Mte3 Dostoevsky. Kamalt Sawrt Clip A3melli3lik. My first bank account.

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Excellent listen

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classic

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Paul Rodgers is my absolute, number one, most favorite voice of all time. He can do no wrong. That is all.

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4

Fairly decent 70s rock. Good sound and highly polished. Never heard anything other than Bad Company's hits, so was nice to hear other B-sides. Favorite was The Way I Choose. Solid album.

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-Classic rock tunes -What else to say, just a good rock album.

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Timeless. Feel good music, with some great slow ballads.

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not so bad=)

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7/10

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This fine album.

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Pretty solid classic rock. Short and sweet.

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Classic 70s rock album. Every song is good.

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4

Good, solid hard rock. I See it paving the way for heavier stuff! Song 'bad company' stands out more than everything else. Also I love that this is a supergroup where this band stands out more than any of the earlier bands. I guess Free was big? whatever.

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Yes! Loved this!

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Promising, should listen again

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This album just plain rocks, and still holds up. I don't really have anything else to add.

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Classic album

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generous 4

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4

Big fan of the Bad Co. and this is a good album. “Movin’ On” is a lifetime favorite, and a lot of other good tunes here. I really like the soulful bluesyness on this solid Rock n Roll album. Upon listening, my mind wandered immediately to the other Paul Rogers (vocalist) albums I love - anything by Free, the Bad Company “Desolation Angels” LP and his solo blues album covering Muddy Waters - check it all out if you can. Easy 4.

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Surprised how many songs I recognized. Will be likely to put this on more so than most other albums we have listened to

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awesome album. so many memories!

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I think this album had so many classics all in one! I don't think this is close to a 5, but still falls in the 4 range. There was nothing too interesting here, but definitely a solid listen.

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Paul Rogers innit. If he's good enough for Queen he's good enough for me

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Needs just a little bit more to be a 5 star album. Very very good.

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Good ol classic rock

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Classic with a favourite song

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I knew more songs than I remember. Good rock album.

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Un disco ok

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This album rocks - love it! Starts off strong with Can’t Get Enough of Your Love. Great album!

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First time I listened to a Bad Company album in its entirety although I already knew quite a few of the songs. There isn't all too much to say about the album. It's very good, but at the same time it's very standard rock-fare and just not interesting enough for a 5.

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Very consistent bad. Paul Rodgers is underrated

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Не слишком запомнился, но в целом приятный альбом

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Прослушал более 3 раз на Яндекс.Музыке. Постоянно путался на слух поймать момент, когда воспроизведение переход на бонус-диск, но проёбывался и дослушивал до конца и его. Не, ну тупа батя-рок. Вот прям вижу, отец приезжает, говорит: "Жень, можешь мне скачать на телефон, ща... я тут записывал, во... Bad Company". И потом врубает, когда в деревне шашлык мутит, а всякий шансон и ностальгическая муть поднадоела. Да и не худший выбор при этом был бы, приятное внятное музло. Особенно радует факт того, что трек Bad Company коллектива Bad Company находится в альбоме Bad Company, что приближает исполнителя к таким блядоходам рока, как Black Sabbath и Iron Maiden. Да и кроме этого выдающегося качества, трек весьма годен. Как и альбом в целом. Итоговая оценка: свиной шашлычок с кетсупом, чёрным хлебом и помидорками из 10.

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It was an alright album, a solid entry into the hard rock genre.

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great songs I guess I'm not that old.

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Used to listen to bad company while playing battlefield bad company 2 in like 2010

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Bad company by bad company with the song bad company. For real this was good I like it, I enjoyed the classic vibes of it, title track good and there's a really pretty slow song which is cool

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4

Route 66 vibes, but got a bit boring towards the end

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4

loved it.

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Cool old school alt rock sound, strong vocal, nice beat, and awesome melodies with occasional rock-style shouting.

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4

pretty dece

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4

Solid. A Smashie & Nice 'Let's Rock' classic for a sunny roadtrip.

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4

Very enjoyable listen. Great guitar work - no filler at all. Saved a couple of songs.

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4

Very solid dad rock album

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solid hard rock album with a few standout tracks 7/10

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Classic dad rock, can't fault it.

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4

Fantastic

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4

Listening to this album made me feel like I should be three pints deep on a pitcher of lager and playing pool in a smoke filled dive-bar. I enjoyed the album from start to finish and plan on putting some Bad Company on in the background at my next backyard BBQ.

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4

Неплохо. Очень неплохо.

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Great band, but wrong album again. Straightshooter is easily their best album. But the title track is magnificent and Paul Rodgers has the best voice in rock - one of the few men in history (and almost certainly the only white man) who really belongs in leather trousers.

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4

Great hard rock album, but it doesn't do too much special. Favorite tracks are Can't Get Enough and Movin' On

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4

Solid classic rock album stacked with hits. Surprised by the Southern rock undertones with occasional allman bros vibes. Great composition that usually falls back to a relaxed smooth pace with some solos laced in. Can’t get enough, ready for love, don’t let me down, bad co.

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4

Solid

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4

Lots of songs I recognize. I dig the over-distorted guitar amps, good old school sound.

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4

Pretty good late 70's rock.

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4

Good album with good range of tunes

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Just a really solid classic rock album with some great hits. Very very good.

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4

Leuke rock. Ga ik vaker naar luisteren

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4

Straightforward 1970s stadium rock. Well done, but seemed somewhat soulless. The vocalist was good.

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4

Can’t Get Enough, Bad Company, and Seagull already some of my most liked songs. The other tracks were good, but didn’t stand out compared to those 3. Still a good album.

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4

Solid classic rock album. Really liked that it was short and sweet.

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4

Really rockin'.

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Pretty straightforward.

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All I hear is Tom Scharpling hanging up on boring callers.

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Fed rock og en stærk start på lækkert album. 4 stjerner

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4

Bem bom.

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4

A benchmark Hard Rock album, beautifully simple and direct

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4

Solid classic rock. 3.75

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4

Peak dad rock

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4

Decent album.

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4

Good bit of rock

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4

supergrupo memo

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surpreendeu

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4

Never heard of bad company but this is some great 70’s rock. All songs have a great sound, solid album! Favourite songs: - Can’t get enough - Ready for love

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4

I like this - easy classic rock vibes.

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4

A decent rock album

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4

Rock clásico bien elaborado, con buenos acordes y buena voz.

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4

Love this album

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This is an album I’m familiar with but had never listened to fully. With that being said, I feel like I have at least heard each song on this album at least once at some point in my life. No misses and a classic in classic rock

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4

Makes me want to find a dive bar with a jukebox.

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I loved listening to this! Groundbreaking!? No… But SO MUCH FUN! I have a soft spot for 70’s rock, mostly always what my dad had on the radio.

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ULTIMATE DAD ROCK, I surprised myself because I enjoyed itn

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4

A favourite from back in the day that hasn't been on my radar for decades. It's held up way better than I thought it would.

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4

The album Bad Company by the band Bad Company featuring the hit single Bad Company. The irony? You're in pretty good company on this album.

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My favorite rock song on Bad Company by Bad Company is Bad Company (Bad Company version). But really this album rules.

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Better than I expected. Somewhat generic, but still very good. closer to a 3.5

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my attention span is very short and loads of these songs were too long and sounded the same. it wasn’t awful though.

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The song Bad Company on the album Bad Company by the band Bad Company from the movie Bad Company

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3

Nice album, not my favorite but something nobody "hates"

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3

Toi hymyn huulille ja kuuntelin kahdesti läpi

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3

okay background music

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3

Definitely some great tracks on here, but unfortunately much of it came across as indistinguishable 70's rock

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3

Not bad but ultimately expected a bit more, no song really stands out or is memorable

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The album sounds like classic rock radio used to sound when I was a kid. There's a reason for this, I'm sure. Bad Company had obvious influences from Led Zeppelin to Cream to Deep Purple, but they made the sound their own.

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3

Nothing too standout for me, but I enjoyed the title track "Bad Company"!

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3

Acceptable stuff, nothing very special in my opinion.

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3

Instrumentalt bra, bare litt kjedelig.

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Fav Song: Seagull

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Kult enøff, fint å ha i bakgrunn.

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3

Decent classic rock.

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3

It's fine for a classic rock album, but nothing special.

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3

Realz flyff/4

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Eh not bad. But feels pretty repetitive

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Saw them live opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd. They were better than what Skynyrd has become.

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3

Slower than I expected, but not bad

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Decent enough hard rock, but nothing stood out to me or grabbed my attention.

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3

It’s a decent rock album, but just lacks a certain passion and emotion.

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3

had radio music feel like i had heard it a bunch but never really heard it

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No es un mal álbum, por supuesto, pero pienso que no tiene mucho que se le destaque, que lo haga particularmente bueno. Todo suena bien, pero tan igual que hasta está ese homenaje (quiero pensar) o rip-off? a los Beatles y su "Don't Let Me Down" (quizá y me gustó más esta, de todas formas, jaja). Las canciones que más me gustaron fueron "Ready for Love" y "The Way I Choose", esta última todo suena bien, la voz así medio desgarradora y los instrumentos en su punto. Le doy un 7/10

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Sonidos agradables, bien producido y remasterizado (supongo?), pero nada más allá de ello, no me emocionó el disco tbh. Mood: momentos genéricos de montaje triste o motivador en una rom-com del siglo pasado.

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O ile sama nazawe bad company kojarzylem, to nie slyszalem w calosci zadnego ich albumika, a z tego co slyszalem bylem przekonany, ze to banda hamerykanska, a tutaj takie zdziwenie ze to wyspiarze jeszcze z zlotych czasow brytyjskiego rocka, gdy crimsoni jeszcze tworzyli, a zeppeliny byly w szczycie popularnosci, nie dziwne ze przy takiej konkurencji nawet takie dobre grania gdzies przemykaja bokiem, a z tego co patrze na wiki to ich albumiki sprzedawaly sie o wiele lepiej wlasnie w stanach niz na wyspach, ciezko mi wyjasnic czemu, ale jak dla mnie brzmia one wlasnie bardzo hamerykansko, moze z tego wynika ich popularnosc za wielka woda, jest to rokowanie, ale w blusowych klimatach, polaczonych z bardzo gladkimi wokalami, na plejke wrzucam tytulowy bad company oraz movin on

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Blues classic

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Decent album but not really my thing. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood for a bit of classic rock. Preferred it to Supertramp though.

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3

Enjoyable.

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Solid enough rock album, nothing exciting though.

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Going to play this for my dad to gain street cred with him.

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Singer is pretty awesome

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3

..

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I only got through one song, so I really can’t rate this fairly. It sounded like standard 70’s rock

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A pretty bland rock album, really. Nothing terrible but also not very exciting.

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great dad album

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I gotta say I was specting more of this one. It's not bad but it's not very good either. Just well produced generic AOR

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talk of premature ejaculation. this album shot its load with track 1. bang average after that. not offensive just a straight down the middle average. appropriate that we got this album on a wednesday because if the rating system was what day of the week is this album, it would be a wednesday.

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Some classic, bog-standard blues rock. I've always felt a little lackluster towards Bad Company to be honest. They just feel so generic.

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Um álbum que passou me totalmente ao lado, nem foi bom nem mau, foi totalmente indiferente. Nota:5/10

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The good guitar part in melodies and voice

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оооооо да, это же роккиди-боггиди-диггиди-ролл, прямо как в старые добрые времена! помните, как раньше мы надевали узкие левайсы и жилетки без рукавов, распускали курчавые волосы и отрывались в гаражах и бунгало под эти заводные рокенролл мотивы! наконец-то настоящая музыка, без автотюна, обосранных штанов и н-вордов! лонг лив грейт олд рок-н-ролл! Инстант классик! p.s. рад, что хоть ратников кончил от группы Bad Company — альбома Bad Company — песни Bad Company

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3

bonzinho

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just average to me, acceptable sound.

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3

Chilled classic rock, nothing too exciting

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Blues rock, wasn't a fan of the voice. Forgettable

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The definition of 'Meat and 2 Potatoes' rock. Very competent, some good songs, nothing particularly interesting.

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Generic 70s rock

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It's a pretty solid rock album honestly.

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Liked the guitar, would've preferred heavier drums. Could've used a bit more variation between tracks; decent vibe music, but quite monotonous as a whole. //Favs: Ready For Love

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Good

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Good classic rock album. Short and could’ve been longer. Enjoyed the hits and some other tracks were still solid. 7.6/10

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3.5/5

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Would’ve preferred to give it a 3.5. Rounding down to a 3 instead of up to a 4, keeping in mind that there are definitely going to be some all-time rock albums further down the road.

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Rätt schysst album. Rätt bra gung, men låtar som många andra rockalbum från 70-talet. 3/5. Bästa låtar: Can't Get Enough Rock Steady Don't Let Me Down

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Good hard rock. I grew up with quite a few of these songs. They’re not terribly innovative but there’s something to be said for their mastery of their style. Paul Rogers is an excellent vocalist

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Pub rock

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This was a solid classic rock album. Seems like a cross of like Jackson Browne vocals with a somewhat Boston esque sound, but a little calmer. Some decent tunes but idk why but it didnt really stand out to me.

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Listenable enough but a little paint by numbers.

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3/5

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6/10. Glad to see that sometimes people do name a song, an album, and their band all the same thing. Pleasant enough to listen to, but it really slipped into the background a lot.

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Big sound rock band

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It was good, pretty standard classic dad-rock. Seemed like a prelude to 80s rock. Doesn't stand out as anything amazing but just good, steady, stay in your lane rock and roll.

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Past the hits; ok. I am not a generous god today. 3.4

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not the kind of music I prefer, but pretty solid disk

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Buen disco, nada espectacular. Cultura general

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Eh, this was fine, but didn't really excite me. I guess it's so foundational to classic rock that it now comes across as generic? Fave track - "Bad Company" which is admittedly the only track I recognized. Maybe with more familiarity I'd grow fonder of the other tracks...

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Decent album but bit inconsistent. The best song is also the name of the band.

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I hadn't heard much bad company before. This is like the music rednecks think is best for seduction. But it's missing a sexy voice.

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I liked it but it didn't really catch me completely

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This sounds like a big chunk of my memories of the 70s.

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Not a lot of bells and whistles — just a straight up rock album.

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Smells like the 70's

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Listened to this a fair few times in the car with dad. Pretty solid classic rock album.

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Pretty decent blues rock of the era, successor to the group Free. Several amazing radio staples, with my favorites being "Bad Company" and "Ready for Love." It's a highly polished effort with excellent teamwork between the band members. You can tell their #1 influence is The Rolling Stones, evident by the bridges in mood within the tracks and gospel in "Don't Let Me Down." The two weakest tracks were "The Way I Choose" and "Movin On." The closing track "Seagull" sounded very folk-like, and was pleasant.

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I was only vaguely aware of this band. Solid 'meat and potatoes' rock

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6/10

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Pretty middle of the road rock, or at least that's how it feels to me. It's alright.

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A whole album of solid if unmemorable bluesy/boogie/classic rock, the title track being a huge standout. I actually really liked both that song and the Five Finger Death Punch cover when I was a kid, and after listening to this I went back and listened to that. Woof! That song sucks!

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Muy buena ondita y don't let down roll on 3

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Was already in my other list.

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Tomato soup and a grilled cheese. Tools. A Friday night High School football game. Ah, Bad Company. Who pose such philosophical queries as ‘… wondering where my life is leading…’ and what ‘… keeps me from fading away,’ only to offer the answer: fucking. Which happened to be mostly what I was thinking about too, at 15, when this LP was released. No less than five out of the eight tracks on 'Bad Company' are about fucking, if you count ‘Movin’ On,’ which is technically about the stereotypical rock n’ roll nomadic lifestyle; but, fucking is certainly implied. Similarly on the title track, using the outlaw motif so popular to rockers. The final track was a bit confusing, in this context- a seagull flying free, until somebody shoots it down? I assume Paul Rodgers is really writing about himself, but I’m not sure what any of this has to do with fucking, so it shouldn’t even be on this L.P. ‘Movin’ On’ should have been the more obvious closer. With the exception of a couple of the hits repeatedly broadcast on the oldies radio station, I haven’t listened to the entire LP in quite a while. And over these many years since high school, I had forgotten two things about 'Bad Company': firstly, how many great hits it actually contained- ‘I Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love,’ ‘Rock Steady,’ ‘Ready For Love,’ ‘Bad Company,’ ‘Movin’ On.’ And secondly, how absolutely forgettable the other three clunkers are, numbers that you take advantage of, during the concert, to scoot to the bathroom before the next hit when the boys return with that particular rich, crunchy mid-70s sound for which bands like Bad Company are known and loved. The comfort food of rock. If I’m not mistaken, I believe the kids today have labelled this Dad rock. I wouldn’t disagree. This is Dad rock, and certainly not Mom. Or more accurately, Man rock. And not Millennial man, not hipster man. 70’s man, who takes ‘whatever I want, and baby I want you!’ (A disturbing and frightening thought, if taken literally.) Best experienced with a cheap, cold beer in hand, a cigarette dangling from your bottom lip, and a growing pain underneath your leather pants. So, I’m speaking exclusively to the fellas here: If you’re not ready for love (or at least aroused) by the time this one’s over, then you might be suffering from low testosterone, easily remedied by prescribed medication.

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Alright album, would say apart from "Bad Company" it's a fairly average. I also personally think there are covers better than the original of "Bad Company".

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entertaining classic rock album

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It's not Boston's first album, but it's got hits. Short, enjoyable.

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A classic from my high school days

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Generic, better than competent, early 1970s hard rock. It's got a bit of boogie, it's got a bit of rock. Singles are fun enough. But all I can think about is Stillwater from Almost Famous. A competent band, struggling to make it in the big time (and I know Bad Company sold a metric shit-ton of records, and filled stadiums for most of the decade). But, really, is this really groundbreaking or historically noteworthy in any way?

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Bad Company had some solid jams, didn't they? Remind me. They were a good to very good band that stayed within the narrow confines of lowbrow hard rock. Still a good album. (6/10) FT: Can't Get Enough, Bad Company

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CD

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Classic Dad rock. Enjoyable for what it was...

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I enjoyed this. They were a great band. Their greatest hits would score higher but a solid 3* ( possibly even 4 ?)

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If you’re a fan of impeccably played American blues guitar rock (played by Brits no less) in the image of Boston, Journey, The Black Crowes and other such similar bands (who incidentally probably all owe a debt to Bad Company for inspiring their sound and style), then you’ll love this.

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Ihan tämmöstä chilliä 70-l rokkia. Vähän liian kansas-tieriä kyllä. Ei mitenkään ihmeellinen.

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It's funny, I knew some of the songs, but had no idea they were by Bad Company.

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On the plus side the vocals are decent and there's some good guitar playing. On the downside the songs are dull, the arrangements plod and it's basically generic blues-rock. It's not bad but it's not particularly exciting to listen to either (they probably sounded good live).

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“Can’t Get Enough” will always make me think of Christopher Walken dancing in Wayne’s World 2 and for that I am grateful.

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Sounds very much Cream (not suprising considering as it had members from that group). This is the warm feeling of early 70s rock. Not taxing and good for a late night session. There's a bit of Sax in there too.

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Very simple song structures and lyrics. Some parts of the album are very laid-back, which I like.

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Interesantno, mislio sam da će ovaj album biti žešći, ali eto, iznenadio sam se koliko je zapravo laganica. Nea to veze kod mene, ali mi nije album nešta poseban, iako je cover od Beatlesa zanimljiv.

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Piacevole, non che mi abbia fatto innamorare, però ben strutturato.

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I got nothing. Didn't do anything for me but it's fine.

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Listening to this is like eating cereal for dinner.

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Classic rock is classic.

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Classic straight ahead old timey rock music. Good times!

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I wanted to really dislike it. I'd written it off as mid-70's plodding turgid rock before I even gave it a listen. I thought I wouldn't last longer than five minutes. This is the very reason why we needed punk so desperately. But it's actually half decent. If I drove a car I can imagine putting my foot down to some of the tracks. But I ride a bike and have more soul and reggae as part of my infernal movement. But yeah, it's alright.

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Fun enough. You basically get the whole point of the songs by reading the titles :) Doesn't seem to break new ground or do anything unique, but it's very solid blues rock I'd be proud to have on any party playlist. Definitely deserves a spot on this list for the supergroup aspect. The fun they have doing this stuff with other vets definitely comes through.

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Plain rock music. Not bad.

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Enjoyed this one. Again, never heard it before but it was a nice slice of 70s rock that I'll visit again.

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If you had to come up with a reference album for 70s rock it would be this - a bit heavy, a bit hard, a bit FM. All tunes, but without a shred of originality. Guess that's what you get when you mix Free, King Crimson and Mott The Hoople. 1 and 1 and 1 make 3 here.

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Classic 70s AM radio!

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There are a couple of great songs on here ("Bad Company" above everything else) but it's mostly surprisingly mediocre.

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Ik moet zeggen dat ik dit toch best kan waarderen. Zal mede komen voordat er vroeger thuis vaak Arrow Classic Rock op de radio aanstond.

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I was so innocent when this album came out. Everyone was their own kind of 70s bad ass bad company. 50 years later still a good listen but I understand the vast difference between thinking you are a bad ass and actually being one. Mea culpa

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Kinda Zoned out while listening

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Bad Company by Bad Company from the album Bad Company

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I played it many times. I didn't like it. Not one song I could remember. It's not a bad record tho

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Ok, classic 4/4 rock and some ballads

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Bad Company was the best song on the album, Bad Company by the band, Bad Company. Just seems like generic rock music. 5/10.

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Nothing noteworthy. Way less grit than a group called Bad Company should have.

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For better or worse, Bad Company’s sounds will always be related to Free. This is largely the fault of the band. They sounds like they’ve all taken a light dosage of Xanax and are trying to write Free-esque songs and play a Zeppelin sound. On the whole, it comes out feeling cumbersomely heavy, slow, and hallow. It strikes me as a poppified version of Free (and it seems they were somewhat successful, given the relative successes of the two bands). The first half of this album is just bad. “Can’t Get Enough” is slow, the guitar is week, the drums barely register. It sounds like Paul Rodgers is trying his damndest to give song energy with his voice alone, but he is failing. The “solo” makes me weep, it is so paltry and powerless. “Rock Steady” and “Ready For Love” sounds like parodies of this genre, as if a band took all the most cliched aspects of this blues-inspired rock and turned them up to 11. Maybe I feel this way because they also just strike me as utterly uncreative. The sax on “Don’t Let Me Down” fucking depresses me. I get viscerally sad when I hear it, and the transition from that sax to the guitar solo makes me lose hope. “Movin’ On” is so repetitive, although the solo is better on this song than any song in the first half. The second half of the albums (sans “Movin’ On”) is a massive improvement. “Seagull” is a really interesting song, Rodgers’ voice immediately hooks me on each listen. The acoustic guitar is perfect accompaniment for his voice on this song. The lyrics are wonderfully cryptic. “The Way I Choose” is also a great song. It builds into the chorus slowly and deliberatively. Also, the effect on Rodgers’ voice (I assume it is just an echo on the mic, either that or some sort of overdubbing) produce this haunting choral sound that is incredible. I could do without the sax at the end, but it is better than “Don’t Let Me Down”. The title track is at the very least interesting. It is the song that does the sort of guitar driven rock that they are so well known for the very best on this album. The piano is pretty nice, a great opening for the song, and the payoff of the heavy sounds feels earned (although, the guitar does feel slightly denuded. The drums sound crisp, though). If it were just the first half of the album, it would be a 2 or even 1 out of 10. With the second half, it is a 3 or a 3.5 out of 10. I wish there was more acoustic on the album and I wish the non-acoustic songs sounded more like the title track.

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Very eh. Content, style, voice, spirit, interest, entertaining. All eh

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Meh

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The way I choose va lite bra men resten är inte riktigt min smak, lite för rockigt för min smak. 2/5 skulle jag nog säga

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This band just sounds like "classic rock". Does that make sense? I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing or how to explain what I mean, but that's the only thought I have about this album.

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Saved Prior: None Saved Off Rip: None Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: sounds like a lot of other guitar driven rock, probably inspired a bunch of the stuff i've already heard. Nothing overly good nor overly bad.

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It was ok for what it is. Not really my thing. Rocksteady was pretty good.

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I viscerally hated the repetitiveness the first two times and then I hated it even more and I hate Rock Steady, it is pretentiously long. However, I ended up letting it play as background music when I was chatting with a friend at 12:30 am. So, if you ask me? Decent song/s, first few songs don't work as an album, last few songs are not that great standalone. I would have to be raised in a pub where everyone sang this in a chorus every week for me to love this. I see the potential but majorly underwhelming as a 1001 albums you HAVE to listen to. Plenty albums like this, I feel this was picked for nostalgia, and I won't bash on that. 2+/5 like an iddle widdle plus

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Why is this something I had to listen to before I died lmao its literally like every other classic rock album

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Decent bar rock. Don't let me down is a great tune (could do without the sax solo tho). Don't really see why this is in the list instead of, I dunno, in a jungle groove by James Brown.

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classic, almost too familiar

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Just very boilerplate hard rock. There are a couple tracks and moments that I enjoy, but the package as a whole is a big snooze.

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honestly, that was just boring. i'm sure in its time, it was fine, but...it just conjures visions of budweiser in pull-tab cans, and a bunch of stupid people standing around thinking they're deep. it's possible i'm projecting a little here.

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It's really boring and seems to be the origin point for so many terrible cliches but at least it's short? 4

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While I think Bad Company's titular track is an absolute masterpiece, the rest of the record consists of predictable, bland, and overly radio-friendly generic rock. This ain't it. 2/5.

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Hm. Somewhere between Country and Rock? Not my case.

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one good song

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Sounded very 90s Americana but from the 70s, somewhere between Crash Test Dummies and maybe Nickelback

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Långsam us-lands rock

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Unexpectedly boring.

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trök

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'Boring' is the first word that comes to mind. Perhaps when this album came out, it was a bit more compelling, but listening to it today, there's nothing that really stands out to me.

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Didn't get through it all, a bit classic rock for my tastes, reminds me of Genesis a bit

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Responsible for some dad rock I wish I never heard. I’m sure it sits high upon some people’s list that are a fan of blue eyed blues rock and bar rock but it’s not for me. It’s also 50 years old so this sound has become so stale to me I’m an unfair audience.

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iTunes describes this as “no nonsense 70s hard rock” but I have a hard time believing this was ever HARD rock. Perhaps just a victim of following Metallica in my list, but easy boring songs.

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It's okay.

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Not my cup of tea, but can appreciate the legacy

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Me sentí en un bar de covers.

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Only a few tracks here (mainly the title) stand out from a background of droll, almost muted songs that lack in originality and verve.

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Meh

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Okay

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What an incredibly boring album to come from a "supergroup." The title track is ok, but the only really good song off this is just a rerecorded Mott the Hoople track. This feels like a prototype for Bon Jovi - which is not a good thing.

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Perfect music for the background when you are having a few tinnies with your mates.

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Predictable, plodding classic rock. This guy is ready for love.

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I got all excited when I glanced at this album, because I love Bad Manners. Such disappointment! I get that this was probably ahead of the curve with a lot of blues rock, but I feel like it probably inspired a lot of middle of the road mid eighties crud, so that's not a good thing.

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Thought it was a covers band but it wasn't

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Not my thing

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Nije mi baš uhvatio pažnju iskreno

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I recognized more of these than I expected to. "Can't Get Enough" is catchy, so is "Rock Steady" but there's a - I don't know - brainlessness to the music that grates on me. If it was on in the background I wouldn't mind but listening closely to it get irritating.

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Boomer rock.

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7th April 2022 Listened on the way into the office. Went home after work (skipped Douggie’s birthday) and got ready to fly to the states. But dad rocky but liked the bluesy riffs. 2.5 if I could. Not very memorable.

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Lol. OMG! Why is this on the list?! I know this album well. I've listened to it a few times, and I weirdly like the simplicity. However, the arrangements are simple, the singing isn't exceptional. But my biggest criticism is that the lyrics are terrible, and possibly the most basic lyrics of all time. If feels like they wrote this album just to make tons of money and get laid. The cheese factor is high with this album! Is it on the list because it was popular in the 70s? Ugh. And yet...I know the lyrics to some of the songs. I would 100% sing the song Bad Company in karaoke. Never mind, maybe they are geniuses... Story time: I worked at a record store while in college, and I heard this album for the first time when someone put it on in the store. The song Bad Company came on and I ask who the band was, and someone said Bad Company. And my co-worker said "you've never heard of Bad Company" and obviously I hadn't. I asked the name of the album and they said Bad Company...thought it was very funny (and still do) that we were listening to the song Bad Company, by Bad Company on the Bad Company album. How creative and original is this band?

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Listened while working and just can’t imagine listening in a more direct and attentive way.

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Sorry, I tried. I really, really tried. But Bad Company does nothing for me, and this album as a whole did not even interest me enough to make me want to write a full-blown review. It's not even that it's bad (sometimes it's interesting to explain *why* you think a record is not for you). It's just that, apart from very, very rare highlights here and there, the music on "Bad Company" is neither groundbreaking nor particularly well written. Lyrics are fine, with some striking one-liners here and there. Yet most of the compositions are just too linear and predictable to seal the deal for me. They simply don't make me feel anything. I always try to keep an open mind, but clearly, I don't see what the fuss is all about here. What we have is more than competent musicianship, of course, even talent. But if you want to select a list of 1001 albums you should absolutely listen to, there are probably twice as many albums worthier of your time out there. Life's too short to waste it on stuff you consider bland. My loss, maybe. But that's the way it is for me. Number of albums left to review or just listen to:  more than 900, I've temporarily lost count here Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens:  approximately a half so far  Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: a quarter Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): the last quarter (including this one)

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Avec des écouteurs, le production est superbe et c'est là que j'apprécie plus l'album. Il y a des subtilités qui sont mieux perceptibles et qui améliorent les chansons. Par contre, je trouve que ça fini par devenir long. Il y a plusieurs balades. J'y reviendrai peut-être à l'occasion, mais ce n'est pas un essentiel.

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Hetzelfde commentaar als gisteren.

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Ook best leuk voor een keer, maar wel erg braaf en gedateerd.

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Ja degelijk, prima om te luisteren maar meer ook niet.

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BLUUUUEEEEESSSSSS RROOOOOOCCCCCCKKKK. Bad Company is at its best when they stretch out their songwriting chops and get a little more ballady. And hey if blues rock is up your alley then these guys are what you want. if not, boy you are in for a long time. Crazy thing is they were english, even though I associate them with the Southern Rock sub genre. This is an album for divorced uncles.

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Just... super boring. I've only ever heard Bad Company on the radio and nothing ever made me want to listen to a full album. I can only imagine the people who are super, super into this. Possible progenitor of butt rock. Favorite track: "Don't Let Me Down"

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Dull, pointless

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Can't say I enjoyed. Pretty drab instrumentally, and the lyrics seem like an attempt to cram as many rock & roll cliches as possible into one album. The only time I got excited was when I thought "Don't let me down" might be a Beatles cover, but instead it was more poo

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HE’LL YEAH BORTHER!!11

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I know these songs. I feel like I could live without hearing this album. It feels like cookie-cutter generic classic rock. They might have helped make the cutter, but I still enjoy this. I guess I might put it on a bit of a cheesy joke.

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😒 Not for me, Clive.

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Aquí sí paso. No tengo nada que decir. Es música que seguro le gusta a Tony Soprano. Rock clásico gringo. Culerón para mí gusto.

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I got more than enough from The first few songs. Bloated 70s rock with no discernible tune. Not my thing at all.

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Bland, meat and potatoes classic rock. Uninteresting if inoffensive.

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This is ass. Okay, the title track isn't that bad but everything else is. Gross blues rock bullshit. I can't stand this type of rock.

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classic rock ready for love is pretty good, love the chord progression and the lyrics The songs are good but the sound is very generic. It's from 1974, it was probably new at this time but now it feels just like any classic rock band that your dad listens to. I'd give it a 6/10

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