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The Gilded Palace Of Sin

The Flying Burrito Brothers

1969

The Gilded Palace Of Sin

Album Summary

The Gilded Palace of Sin is the first album by the country rock group the Flying Burrito Brothers, released on February 6, 1969. It continued Gram Parsons' and Chris Hillman's work in modern country music, fusing traditional sources like folk and country with other forms of popular music like gospel, soul, and psychedelic rock. Although it was not a commercial success, peaking at #164 on the Billboard 200, The Gilded Palace of Sin has been widely regarded as an important album in 1970s rock. It was included in Robert Christgau's "Basic Record Library" of 1950s and 1960s recordings, published in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981). It is also listed at number 192 in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in the 2012 edition and number 462 in the 2020 edition.

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Rating

2.89

Votes

4548

Genres

  • Rock
  • Folk
  • Country
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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

This record is the result of an ill-advised experiment between four men and their insatiable lust for having sex with burritos. It burnt each of their dicks off, Peter. For Christ's sake, their handsome penises are ruined. In tatters. They can still fly though. But what use is flying if your burnt, limp cock is hanging on by a thread?

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Fri Jan 07 2022
2

Nah mate, I'm a taco man and generally I prefer my Mexican food not to be airborne.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
5

A beautiful slow burn. Everything I love about the Eagles but with way more substance. Gram Parsons was an interesting character by all accounts.

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Mon May 17 2021
5

bless up

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Thu Jun 10 2021
5

The progenitors of country-rock/cosmic American music create one of the greatest albums of all time and Gram Parsons cements himself as one of my favorite songwriters and arrangers. 9.7/10 Best Tracks: "Christine's Tune" "Sin City" "Dark End of the Street" "Wheels" "Hot Burrito #1" "Hot Burrito #2"

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Sun Jul 25 2021
5

I reaaaaally liked this

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Thu Sep 30 2021
5

So very good. Great covers along with some stellar originals that live on.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Cool country rock vibes. Best song is the last one Hippie Boy. High 3.5

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

I had zero expectations for this record and was really pleasantly surprised. I'll come back to this one.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

Seminal...

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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

This has a California drug-fueled country rock vibe.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

Great fun album. Reminds me of Cake and PUSA that I listened to growing up. Cool tunes and offbeat lyrics.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
3

meh. I'm an anxious mess today. inoffensive enough.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
5

Can’t believe I’ve listened to this before

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Sun Jan 02 2022
5

Amazing!

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Sun Jul 10 2022
5

His own health aside, anything Gram Parsons touched was gold. While I don’t think anything can top Sweetheart of the Rodeo, this is one of the defining alt-country albums. It’s a blast to listen to, and the songwriting is excellent throughout. There are too few country records like this on the list!

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Wed Jul 27 2022
5

I love this genre. The Byrds have a great album in it too.

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Fri Jul 29 2022
5

Just teeters the line a bit dangerously between the early country/western sound I like and the polished country sound I disdain, but the back end really pushes it up to that final star. Great lyrics, great performances, concise album.

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Fri Jul 29 2022
5

I love when an absolutely ridiculous band name shows up and DELIVERS. This had great songwriting, great performances, and I can see the way it trickled into country after it came onto the scene. Excellent.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

Beautiful. They sure love their 3/4 time. Not at all what I expected from the band name, but it's great!

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Wed Nov 02 2022
5

Fantastic stuff, really great old folk-country

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Sun Nov 13 2022
5

Better than any and every Byrds album. Better than a number of country albums on this list. It should be a requirement that one only listens with good headphones, as you get Gram Parsons' vocals on the left and Chris Hillman on the right, and whoever's voice you choose to focus on tells me everything I need to know about you.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

I didn't always love this album, but it grew on me over time. It's the kind of album I could have on repeat all day long. It's one of the great seminal albums of country rock and has also got to be one of the best debut albums by a band ever. Musically, the Burritos are stellar, with gorgeous pedal steel guitar, heartfelt vocal harmonies, and disarmingly vulnerable lyrics. Gram Parsons' artfully flawed vocal style can be a bit of an acquired taste, but once you settle into it, it's really expressive and hauntingly beautiful. Fave Songs (All songs, from most least favorite): Hot Burrito #1, Dark End of the Street, Juanita, Wheels, Do Right Woman, Hot Burrito #2, Do You Know How It Feels, Sin City, My Uncle, Hippie Boy, Christine's Tune

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Thu Jul 29 2021
4

Great band name. Great sound

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Thu Sep 02 2021
4

Oh boy. I like this one!!

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Mon Sep 20 2021
4

Some more silly western country music. Do right woman is really good. Very enjoyable actually, a 4 so far. Yea, hot burrito is so good.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

Great album, love Gram Parsons.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
4

No idea on what to expect from The Flying Burrito Bros, but I guess country rock makes sense. Loved Christine's Tune right of the bat, rest of the songs were kind of hit/miss for me though. Its a bit better than the rash of 2/3's I've been giving out lately, so lets call it a 3.6/5.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

This album worked for me. I like the sound (especially the pedal steel guitar), I enjoyed the lyrics, and it was a lot of fun hearing the originals of some covers I did not realize were not originals. This album reminds me of so much country from 1950 to 1980 that I adore and sent me down a Waylon, Willey, Lefty, Glen, Merle, Buck, Roger Miller rabbit hole. Points docked for the song Juanita where the protagonist, for good cause based on the other songs on the records, is left by a woman. He is going to commit suicide, but instead starts a statutory rape relationship with a 17 year old. Cool.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
4

Nice name

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Fri Oct 22 2021
4

Alright. A bit country.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
4

First of all, that name is incredible. This is really great though. I dig the mix of country and rock. The vocal harmonies are incredible especially on headphones and the mix is really well done.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

Already heard it. Very good.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

Dawn of the southern rock

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

Plenty of pedal steel guitar, country but not obnoxious plastic country - yeah, I can get on with this. Fave track - "Hippie Boy", I reckon...

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

Muy bueno

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

feels like one of those albums that influenced a million artists and/or a genre. enjoyed it a lot

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

It's the music style I love!

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

I've heard this before and really rate it. Of all the neverending country/folk/rock albums on this list I think this is a level above most of them

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

I'm not usually a fan of country and western, but the Gram Parsons and the Burrito Brothers had a different approach to the genre. While the music has styling of folk and country, they also fused in elements of gospel, soul and rock. The results are heard on this album and were influential to the country-rock genre and alt-country rock bands from the late 80's and 90's. They owe a lot of their influence from this record. Gram Parson proved in his short tragic career that quality over quantity was more important and Gilded Palace is a good starting point when examining Parson's career.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
4

This was a pretty good time. The songs get a little repetitive but the lyrics are interesting all the way through. First time I heard "Hot Burrito #1" it was a cover by Belly, but didn't realize it was a cover until hearing this. Both versions are really good. Feel like this is just a little below 4 stars but I'll round up.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Yee-haw Prefs: Christine's Tune, Sin City, Dark End of the Street, My Uncle, Wheels, Hot Burrito #1, Hot Burrito #2 Moins pref: Hippie Boy

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Sun Mar 27 2022
4

8/10 nice country rock sounds with ironic lyrics

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

Great stuff. I think I've heard of the name of the band in passing because of how silly it is but I completely dug it. Fun country-infused rock. 4.5/5

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

Slaps. Bussin, even

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

Twangy rock, dope

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Sun May 08 2022
4

Hippie Country sounds like an oxymoron but it works for me.

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Sun May 08 2022
4

I love how they thread the needle between rock and country.

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Mon May 30 2022
4

Gentle bimble through the bluegrass never heard this before

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

Gram Parson's solo albums were my entry into the world of country rock. I enjoyed this record, which is of the same cut (although no Emmy-Lou Harris, missed here). Hippie Boy finishes the album on an unfortunate and dated joke, but the rest of the album fuses the influences of rock, country and r'n'b in a away not really done before. Parsons is really stretching out what (cosmic) American music can be. The playing of the band and guests should not be underrated either, with weird and wonderful variations on traditional country playing throughout. GP and Grievous Angel are 5 star albums, but this is well on the way.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
4

Loving those Nudie suits almost as much as this middle finger to the country establishment by combining country and rock. Way ahead of its time. Best Tracks: Christine's Tune; The Dark End of the Street; Hot Burrito #1

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

I like the quality of the music, it’s calming and well done, I would listen to this more. I don’t really have a favorite song I just like the album as a whole.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

even with my passionate aversion to country I enjoyed this. sounds like the dead on less cocaine.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

Good album.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

I really enjoyed this!

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Genuinely surprised at how much I enjoyed this one - probably not an album I’d revisit in full very often but there was quite a few great standout tracks. This one left a great impression considering country is not a genre I’ve ever really been a fan of with a handful of exceptions.

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

muito massa o sonzao meio country e tal

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

Classy country rock album that’s a joy throughout with the only weak tracks being the soul covers, the purpose of which is hard to discern. A snapshot of an era, full of references to drugs, hippies and the draft.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

4.5

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

4.5

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

I liked it - kind of hank Williams meets the 60s

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

Never heard this before. Love the name, and really dug the music. It probably helps that I'm also a fan of the Byrds. :)

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

Had fun with this one. Apparently lynyrd skynyrd just lifted their whole look from them? More country than rock or soul but you can hear the beginnings of them all melding.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

An amazing slice of history. Hard to tell if they are joking most of the time, but legit good music.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

Held my attention start to finish. Solid album.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
3

3.5/5. Good country rock, pretty average, but good. I've heard of The Flying Burrito Brothers before so it was good to listen to them.

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Sun May 09 2021
3

NIce album. I liked listening to it.

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Thu May 06 2021
3

It was listenable but not to my taste. Yesterday was a hIgh ***, this is a low ***

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Thu Apr 08 2021
3

It was enjoyable, it was some old fashioned country rock. Nothing too special (hence why I did not finish the album)

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Wed May 19 2021
3

interesting piece of early classic country/rock

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Sun Jul 18 2021
3

Pleasant, think Buffalo Springfield with a surfer vibe.

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Thu May 27 2021
3

Fine. Not much more to add

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

Not a huge country fan, but the first half of this album was ok. Second half not so much.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
3

Vibrant melodies that flirt with psychedelia and Gram Person's gorgeous vocals make for some great country-rock songs, though the album lacks consistency at times. The energetic guitar jabs on Christine's Tune, the terrific harmonies on Dark End Of The Street and the lyrics on Hot Burrito stand out the most. 3/5.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

Enjoyed the music a lot but not a huge fan of some of the lyrics.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

Een klassieker van een country/rock album

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

Enjoyed hot burrito #1 (Bb minor)

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Wed Sep 29 2021
3

Bit much following on from Grateful Dead

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Thu Sep 30 2021
3

Country

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Fri Oct 01 2021
3

Much twangier than I expected. Most enjoyed the song Hot Burrito #1. Overall neutral on the album - didn't love it, didn't hate it.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
3

Bah, normal. Un 3

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Wed Oct 06 2021
3

Enjoyable but not gonna win many awards in my book. Extra 0.5 stars for the name

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Tue Nov 02 2021
3

6/10

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Wed Nov 24 2021
3

I liked this album, but I do think it was missing something

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Wed Dec 15 2021
3

Fiilaan lämminhenkistä tunnelmaa. Puolet biiseistä hyviä, puolet vähän meh, mutta annetaan nippa nappa 3.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
3

Luke Null, with a guitar solo by Jack White, on SNL sang the best rendition of "The Dark End of the Street", which saves this otherwise somewhat forgettable album.

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Thu Dec 23 2021
3

Didn't really land with me.Just very countrified soft rock

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

6.5/10

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Sun Jan 30 2022
3

'Country-rock' - 85% country 15% rock. I don't think that it's bad country though. Nothing groundbreaking.. expected some crazy shit from the title and band name!

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Fri Feb 11 2022
3

It reminded me a lot of Brazilian Brega music, and I liked how the hillbily meets the hippie in some tracks, like "Wheels", and also gospel music influence in "Hippie Boy". Pretty nice, but I couldn't find the reason why it's in the 1001 list, just by listening to it. UPDATE: I checked its Wiki page out, now I see it better :)

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Wed Mar 02 2022
3

This seems like an album that fits the time/place/era from when it was released. It’s good, but feels dated. It had some catchy hooks and overall the feel of late 60’s era anti war, anti government came through in the music I was hearing. I liked it, but not sure I’d listen again. I’ve actually seen the name of this band a few times, but never gave them a listen. Glad I gave them a chance.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
3

Not my kind of country album, not a fan of the lyrics

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Fri Mar 04 2022
3

I first heard this one many years ago when I was first getting into "country rock" along the lines of Lucero, Uncle Tupelo, DBT, etc. I wasn't super impressed then if I'm being honest. I'm still not, but it's not bad. I feel like I should like it more than I do. I can understand why other people would like it and the influence of it is apparent. Not a bad time, but I'm still not entralled.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

Not a fan of this southern rock sound but listenable

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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

Liked the back half of the album but on the whole didn't really care for it too much.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
3

Pretty gloomy and not a lot of variation. 5/10

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Sun Mar 27 2022
3

5/10. Evil rappers be like: I'm not the kind of person who would want attention from multiple women. All in all a rather samey album that verges on contemporary christian music.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
3

I was already convinced of the necessity of psych-country, but this album did very little to help. I was already convinced about pedal steel, and that instrument wormed its way in during the second half and recommended the project to me nonetheless. Parson's voice is silky, which lends the unsmoothness of the record a strange quality. Fine pop country is what the Gilded Palace ends up at, I think.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

I was supposed to listen to this years ago lol

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

Nothing particularly special here.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

Genre: Country Rock 3/5 Gram Parsons, one of the founding members of The Flying Burrito Bros, is the man who is credited with being one of the first artists to truly push the envelope of country music. He, along with band member Chris Hillman, took country music to a much more rockin' place, generally speaking. They never received the commercial success contemoprarily, but posthumously, Parsons is lauded by artists and critics alike. While I thoroughly enjoyed The Byrds album that Parsons was a part of, released just a bit before this album was, Sweetheart of the Rodeo, this album almost plays like you'd expect an old country album to play like. There are some new ideas here, heavier usage of steel guitars being the main and most prominent one, but it sounds too much like its influences rather than sounding like something brand new. Enjoyable, but not groundbreaking or breathtaking.

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Sun Apr 03 2022
3

This was a band I just could not get into. I mean I love Ray Price, Roy Acuff, The Louvin Brothers, Buck Owens and I get what the Burrito's are trying to do but that's the problem. What the Burrito's are trying to "Do" to me comes off as incomplete

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Wed May 04 2022
3

Gram Parsons proper follow-up to the highly influential Sweetheart of the Radio. Huge points for creativity, influence, and strong songwriting. The R&B covers work well too. Major problem is that it sounds garbage. I can hardly hear anything besides the vocalist and guitar... nearly all the instruments sound faint and overshadowed (the piano's ok). The instruments are played well, but it's just the horrendous mixing. The tracks themselves are all solid, there's a stronger diverse country influence here than on Sweetheart, but I don't find them as iconic or endearing. It might have to do with the harsher vocals. Still one of my favorite country albums next to Sweetheart. Favorites: Sin City, My Uncle, Wheels, Hot Burrito #1 and #2

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Thu May 05 2022
3

Good

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Sun May 08 2022
3

Liked it more than I thought. Kind of nice quaint 70s psych-folk but has something about it that is appealing. Not my genre in general but not bad at all.

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Wed May 11 2022
3

Hi- Christine's Tune, My Uncle, Wheels, Hot Burrito #2 so confused...I can't tell if it's preachy gospel or swamp rock satire or goofed-up psychedelic. It's all of it, and none of it all at once, where it's honky-tonk, jazzy, funky and light-hearted while diving into deeply serious topics. It's just a weird combination. The lyrics seem to be either observational or introspective, but cover a wide gamut of topics such as gambling, prejudice, heartbreak and infidelity, religion, military and draft-dodging, and drugs/alcohol. Over all, it's a competent album...and it's definitely food for thought (but never carry more than you can eat).

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Wed May 11 2022
3

I'm not a country fan but I quite like this with the heavy instrumentals

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Thu May 19 2022
3

Decent older country. Christine's Tune is excellent

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Wed Jun 01 2022
3

I don’t know what I was expecting…it’s alright. Not my favorite piece of ‘60s rock. There’s a bit too much country style to this for me to enjoy it fully.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
3

Not on my radar. Great suits! Before I listen/Wiki, I guess its a country-rock thang? Ah Gram Parsons. Died in his 20s of booze and drugs. Hit it! Ok I see that this album did poorly on initial release but now is held in quite high esteem. Its kinda washes over me. Workmanlike but unmemorable. 3

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

A sort of early Eagles, but softer.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
3

Whether you like it or not, country rock is a thing, and these guys were the Pangaea of the genre. (6/10) FT: Christine's Tune, Hot Burrito #1

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

Bare hedninger som ikke liker køntri.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

Country soft rock, not bad not overly exciting, "Christine" was best

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Sun Jul 24 2022
3

Definitely expecting more whimsy from such a named band

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Mon Aug 01 2022
3

Good time

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

I like the name more than I like the music, unfortunately. The last song was cool though.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
3

Entertaining country rock album that on the long haul turns out to be too similar and without real highlights

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Fri Aug 26 2022
3

Nice harmonies that we can expect from the Byrds members, but this is country pop we have heard many times before.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
3

I love the band name but otherwise it seemed like a typical country album from the early 60s even though it came out later on. It was fun to listen to but nothing stuck too much

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Mon Sep 19 2022
3

It's decent enough

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

Had never heard of this, so was happy to have a new discovery after a few days of well-known albums. It was entertaining, but nothing extraordinary. Hard to move past the burrito names, though...

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

C'est bon, county, rock, hippie. J'ai bien aimé la musicalité et je ne connaissais pas le band donc C'est bien. Beaucoup d'album du genre par exemple donc ce n'est pas côté très haut, car cela ressemble tout les albums country generique que j'ai écouté, avec une peitte coche de plus peute-tre. 3.75

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

Laurel Canyon Country Bear Jamboree

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Sun Oct 16 2022
3

Aparte plaat. Ondanks dat het veel country bevatte, intrigeerde me het wel. Niet heel vervelend dus van 2,5 naar 3 sterren

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

I used to watch Hee-Haw at my grandma's house when I was a kid. To be accurate, she would put it on and what was I gonna do? Trying to be objective I can definitely hear how this was an influence on a lot of 70s music, and not just the same genre. You can hear how artists like The Eagles, Elton John, and the Stones to name a few took a lot from this (also there are shittonne of echoes of "AM Gold" type music in here; e.g. listen to "Hot Burrito #1" - could be Bread). There's a nice simple clarity to the record that makes it easy-listening. Having said that ... I'm not sure I actually *like* this all that much...? just on a personal level; it's fine to listen to but not something I'm going to ever reach for not being much of a country fan (having said that, "Hot Burrito #2" is really good and more along the lines of an early-70s vibe I enjoy). But props to not trying to do too much. And for the 37 minute run-time. Everybody could probably get something out of this for one listen at least. 6/10 3 stars.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

definitely not my usual genre. the lyrical content is intriguing but not enough to look into further. The band name and album title are lil misleading.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
3

Blended country and psychedelic 60s sounds together pretty well. Not a whole lot of variety, but nothing was outright bad

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Sun Oct 30 2022
3

Bah, normal.

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Sun Oct 30 2022
3

Country. Ni fu ni fa.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
3

The name of the band was the only thing familiar to me before listening to The Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin. In general I liked the album. The music was not country, but had a mix of country, folk, or southern rock. There were times wehn the vocals reminded me of the Flaming Lips, and some of the arrangements reminded me of the Milk Carton Kids. I'm a fan of both of those bands. A full album of songs about "love done wrong" is a bit much for me, so I am not rounding up to 4 stars. I would be interested in hearing more from the band.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
3

I’m fairly sure that The Flying Burrito Bros have not come up on my radar before. I feel like I’d probably remember a name like that. Happy to hear something new (to me) today. Songs I already knew: none Favourites: Christine’s Tune, Sin City, Hippie Boy This wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. It’s very rare that country music does anything for me, but there were some pretty good songs on here. Don’t get me wrong, there were also some pretty bad songs, but I was expecting to like none of it so I’m happy to be proven wrong. I can’t quite put my finger on why this is different to any other country music either. The vocals are very hit and miss - sometimes they harmonise beautifully, other times they just seem a bit off. Overall, as a whole album, this was decent but nothing more.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

After the run of 2's this list has given me this past week, this low 3 sounds like a goddam masterpiece.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
2

Sellanen... Vähän kiukulla kyl piti kuunnella loppuun

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Thu Jun 03 2021
2

Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu - auuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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Wed Jun 02 2021
2

Odd Christian country rock

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Thu May 06 2021
2

Meh.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
2

Some nice lyrics, but other than that I didn't really care about this album.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
2

Hab nicht alles gehört aber fand es recht eintönig, hat mich nicht überzeugt oder animiert mehr zu hören.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
2

Die können sich irgendwie schwer zwischen schnulzig und politisch entscheiden. Im Nachgang ist der Bandname das Einprägsamste

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Sun Apr 25 2021
2

Nett, aber nicht gut genug für die Liste

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Sun Apr 25 2021
2

Das war mir too much Steel Guitar und Schmalz Country, auch wenn es wohl wegweisend war. Vielleicht noch Mal in Ruhe...

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Mon May 24 2021
2

2/5

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Sun May 23 2021
2

While the lyricism was a bit more interesting than the other country artist I've received in Steve Earle, it wasn't enough to pull me into the twangy country of The Flying Burrito Brothers. I did enjoy some of the messier arrangements but again never enough to be engaged by the music. Just really never did it for me.

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Fri May 07 2021
2

Song #1 - So far it's alright, not exactly my style. Song #2 - Looked the band up and DAMN they had many members. If the next song is similar I probably won't be listening to this again. Song #3 - It's not bad, just won't listen to this again.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
2

The country style is not my taste, although I admire the classic soul covers.hot burrito #2 and dark end of the street are the only sings I liked.

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Mon Sep 06 2021
2

I expected and hoped for something more ridiculous from “The Flying Burrito Brothers” Instead I got relatively straight forward dusty trail music. Not my cup of tea, but it’s decent. Wheels I think I liked best.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
2

More American music for American people… I just can’t connect with this stuff on any level!

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Fri Oct 22 2021
2

Band choose After three listens, I still wasn't feeling like any of it had drawn me in, or that I was able to distinguish any key tracks/moments. I expected an album called "The Gilded Palace of Sin" by "The Flying Burrito Brothers" to be daring, bold, eclectic. It may have been all of those things at the time for country fans and rockers, bringing the genres together in a new and radical way at the end of the 60s. But it doesn't feel any more special than the other albums already attempting this: Neil Young's early output, Dylan's Nashville Skyline, the Band, even the Byrds' own "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" before Parsons and Hillman broke away to set up the Burrito Brothers. The album feels very of its time to me, and seems more like they were following a trend than making a bold move against the grain. Some reviews (and Wikipedia) seem to herald the album as an exciting crossover between country and 60's rock/soul/psych, which could have been amazing. But to my ears, country is by far the strongest flavour, from the lap steel guitars to the incessant piano trills, simple two part harmonies, four chord strum-a-longs, and generic lyrics. A couple of soul covers thrown in don't do a great deal to change this. And the songs are... okay. "Christine's Tune" gets things going at a decent pace, the two "Burrito" tracks have decent melodies and chord progressions. None of it is offensive or head-turning... but that's part of the problem, it just doesn't leap out of the speakers. It's also supposedly significant for spurring on 70s country-rock bands like the Eagles... I'm dreading them coming up on here.

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Fri Dec 03 2021
2

60s hippy country music, low on impact. Stand out track: their cover of Dark End Of The Street.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
2

Some interesting lyrics, but Country just isnt my cup of tea.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
2

Kantri on kyl vähän eh. sinänsä kyl kova levynnimi ja varmaan kantrille poikkeukselliset tekstit.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
2

Perus kitarointia. Ei kyllä säväyttänyt erityisesti.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
2

Dirgey

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Thu Dec 30 2021
2

I found this so dull and uninteresting to listen to

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Fri Jan 07 2022
2

I was expecting more given the name. Wank farmer music. 🐓🐖🐎🐂

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Fri Feb 11 2022
2

eh

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Mon Feb 21 2022
2

Too country for me

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Wed Feb 23 2022
2

Really wasn't into it. It was bland and droning.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
2

This is again, not my thing. There are several albums like this on here - all of them sound the same. The Eagles are the only band that can pull this off, but that's because they don't stay in one lane...They try life in the fast lane (lol).

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Sun Mar 27 2022
2

The Gilded Palace of Sin by The Flying Burrito Brothers (1969) When I first heard of this band back in 1969, I was puzzled as to whether the adjective “Flying” modified the noun “Brothers” or the noun “Burrito”. Were they ‘flying bothers’ or did they have an affection for ‘flying burritos’? This syntactical ambiguity was sufficient for me to pass it over for bands whose names made more sense, like Three Dog Night. In any case, I missed The Gilded Palace of Sin altogether, which is not to say I missed the gilded palace of sin itself. No, sir. The Parsons/Hillman songwriting here is an improvement over their earlier country rock work with The Byrds (Sweetheart of the Rodeo [1968]), where their best-sounding songs were written by others (Dylan, Haggard, Guthrie, Louvin, etc.). Themes here touch on perennial concerns like faith, eschatological hope, sacrificial love, the sad fact of sin, and the rationality of draft dodging. Chord progressions and melodies are drearily standard, in the 1960s country vein, lazily laid down with predictably drawling elocution. But it makes for an anxiety-free listening experience. A curious spoken word ballad “Hippie Boy” closes out the record, which prompts thought but lacks resolution, with its morally flat ending. The engineering is flawed by excessive separation between the Gram Parsons/Chris Hillman vocals in the mix, emphasizing the lack of both rhythmic and tonal synchronization between the voices. A nice cameo high tenor harmony by David Crosby on “Do Right Woman” is not blended well in the recording. And the (uncredited) horns on “Hot Burrito #2” are poorly recorded—so poorly that one wonders if it’s not horns at all, but a bad synthesizer. But no, this is in the pre-synthesizer era. Maybe the horn players said “Don’t you dare put our names in the credits!” I dunno. Chris Hillman’s electric guitar performance is above par, but not brilliant. And the rather pedestrian bass lines from Chris Ethridge could have been significantly improved with more attention to intonation and polish. However, this was 1969, when bass playing by anyone other than Paul McCartney or John Paul Jones was still in its formative period. But the musical highlight of the album is the talented but idiosyncratic pedal steel of “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow, sometimes colored with intriguing effects like fuzzbox and the quivering sound of the Hammond Leslie, which is more conventionally applied to electronic organ. Listen to “Wheels” for a combination of pedal steel effects. Fascinating. This album is okay, but if you skip it you won’t be culturally stunted. 2/5

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Wed Apr 27 2022
2

Almost a 3... but not quite.... Pretty decent for a country act though

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Fri Apr 29 2022
2

With this weird of a name, I was really hoping to like this album. Oh well.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
2

Well it’s not bab but it’s quite meh

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Fri Jun 10 2022
2

Not my jam. Sick name tho

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Thu Jun 16 2022
2

One look at the album cover and I hit play as quick as a could before I had a chance to think better of it. The first couple songs have lyrics so cliched it hurts, and the music is nearly so, except also weird. Reading the Wikipedia entry these aren't just any burritos, which helps me understand how this album didn't just sink without a trace like it should have. The music itself is competently played, and maybe one song like this would be fun, but a whole album is way too much. Way. Too. Much.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
2

plagsomt

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Thu Jul 07 2022
2

Takler ikke køntri. Hvorfor måtte disse her og f.eks. Byrds begynne med det?

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Thu Jul 14 2022
2

cowboy music. longing vocals. twanging guitars. I much prefer Willie Nelson.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
2

Not bad. 2.5/5

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Wed Jul 20 2022
2

Ganske basic bitch country, om eg huske riktig

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Wed Jul 20 2022
2

not a single song to remember

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Sun Jul 24 2022
2

Oh for fuck's sake, 1969. Judging by the band name and those lairy outfits I'm gonna say joke country? Ok it's more just straight up country. Maybe 1960s hipsters were subtler and the joke flew over my head. I'd say I'm not sure what it's doing on this list but LOL as if that matters anymore. 2/5.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
2

Another album that means much more in historical context, than it is an actual good album. It is a country band, that mixes different genres with it, most notably rock, psychedelic rock and gospel. You can hear this album being molded in the same pot as some of The Beatles, early Pink Floyd or The Beach Boys. You could exchange couple songs between those bands and no one would be surprised. The only problem, in my opinion, is that as a whole, The Gilded Palace Of Sin didn't withstand the test of time. Not only I couldn't recognise any of those songs, but also nothing really was good enough even to recommend. Tracks that were pure country were simply not good enough. Those mixed with rock were better, but still at best could fit to the B side of bands mentioned before, so usually first to forget. As I mentioned once, I will try not to rate albums on the base of historical context, but only on the base of how much I liked it right now. And with this little detail I can't give more than two stars.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
2

Not for me. Less awkwardly awful than I usually find country music, but I would actively avoid listening to it again.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
2

Too country for my taste.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
2

Ugh fake country sung by hippies.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
2

Okej, but I don't love it.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
2

2.5. Just ok for me.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
2

Would enjoy, but not in the mood for it at the moment.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
2

2 Grandma

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Mon Oct 03 2022
2

Best Song: Hot Burrito #2. At least things are starting to get somewhat interestingly electric here. Worst Song: Sin City. Bit too honky tonk for me. Overall: Sometimes you see a combination of a band name and an album name that seems like it might be interesting, but then the artists absolutely fumble the bag. Why give yourself such a silly name to just go out and sing sad little country ditties?

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Thu Oct 13 2022
2

A bit drivelly

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Thu Oct 13 2022
2

We got two types of music here boy. Country and rock. Too much country though one or two absolute tunes.

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Sun Oct 16 2022
2

Leuke bandnaam.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
2

This album was mediocre. I think it had some special songs and then others that were annoying but nothing to make it a memorable album. I think the best part was their name 😭

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Wed Nov 16 2022
2

Why. Guess you had to be there.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
2

Meh

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Thu Nov 24 2022
2

Country? Rock? Late 60's. Silly name? Mediocre love songs? Meh.

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Fri Dec 02 2022
2

Apparently these guys are a spin-off from the relatively unremarkable group The Byrds, because of course they are. The latter have 5 albums on here, so what's one more? Anyways, it's fine for what it is, they did manage to get me to sit through a country album until the end, but they certainly didn't have me pining for more. Unlike real burritos, of which one can never get enough. 2/5 avocados 🥑🥑

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Thu May 20 2021
1

How did this make this list?

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Mon Apr 26 2021
1

Listened to at least a portion of each song. Tried to like it, but really didn't. No particular reason, just a matter of personal preference.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
1

Nope. Not for me. Boring country. Yes it was influential (Eagles, alt-country) but I don’t have to like it.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
1

I think I'm missing a lot of context on this band, and the album cover does not help. This one was a flop for me.

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Sun Sep 19 2021
1

This is straight up country. Pass to the damn moon.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
1

Several times while listening to the album, my subconscious thought I was listening to the radio and my arm reached to change the station. I broke my rule of no research before a review, and from that I learned that the reason this album sounds a bit like lots of other artists is because at one point or another, anyone doing the country rock thing was either in The Flying Burrito Brothers or was in a band with someone who was in some iteration of The Flying Burrito Brothers. I get that the band is/was important because they are an early example of a band marrying rock and country. But that was also problematic to me because I don't think they did a good job. It seemed too heavy handed, too twangy, too much piano. I particularly dislike the talking quality of the singing in "Hippie Boy" and all similar songs that followed by other artists. Either sing or be a poet, but fuck off with your in between. While I, gasp, like other bands who flirted with country and rock such as the Eagles, I don't necessarily enjoy the bands that influenced them. And the album cover? They didn't hike out to this rural location dressed in gaudy suits, so what are they trying to convey?

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Thu Oct 07 2021
1

That was a slog. The Hippie Boy story was sort of intriguing but not exactly clear, and the Hot Burritos (two tracks) weren't the worst either, but that's about all positive I have to say about this one.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
1

I tried, i did, even though i cant stand country music. i hear the mix of beatles-eske with country. cant get into it

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Fri Jan 07 2022
1

ah man, i'm just so let down. top ten name- check pussy wagon style logo - check superfly album get up - check sick album name - check music that isn't shit - big fat red X its just such a waste. why does it have to be cuntry music. i got so excited when i saw this masterpiece album cover.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
1

Nein.

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