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No Other

Gene Clark

1974

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No Other

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3.14

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Another one of *those* albums that's probably really good if you grew up with it, but now is just more of the same

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“No Other” by Gene Clark (1974) Country/folk rock of a bygone era. Neil Young meets Carlos Castaneda. Lyrics are thoughtful, if austere and unduly melancholy, demonstrating a certain intellectual curiosity, but treated unsystematically, even chaotically. There is frequently a definite mismatch between the emotional tone of the lyrics and the musical setting. Well performed backing instrumentals and vocals. As for Clark’s voice, it’s rather unremarkable. The album overall is very well arranged and produced, with plenty of texture to support the rather simple melodies. No ‘bangers’ on this record. The title track is somewhat innovative (for 1974), but seems to try to blend too many styles. Nice exploration of an elaborate chord structure in “Strength of Strings” on top of a Neil Young-ish melody. In sum, this is an album to listen to when you’re having trouble getting to sleep. 2/5

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Loved it, Gene Clark is a master songwriter and this album has some haunting but dangerously exciting songs on it before ending with some classic beautiful country sounds. Excellent.

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Never heard of this artist prior to this. At first I thought it was Glen Clark of “Hee Haw” fame (bet you young ‘ us don’t even know what that is!). First track was good, and it got better from there. Good vocal tones, guitar work excellent and very solid tunes through the first three songs of this album. Sort of reminded me of Doc Watson, with a little bit more energy. But after track three, it starts to fall off on “Strength of Strings” and then further downhill after that - the songs just seem to tank. If this were an LP, I would give side one 4 stars and side two 2 stars = 3.

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Nice and folky but just more background music for me. Wasn’t blown away by any of it.

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5

This album scratches an itch for sure. Rockin’ soulful country reminds of Neil Young, with some folky psychedelia and George Harrison vibes thrown in for good measure. A+ for me.

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5

Silver Raven really good and haunting. Lady of the North has really interesting function sections in otherwise standard country rock ballad. No Other is just good 70s rock. Strong, thoughtful lyrics throughout.

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Pretty good, nice sound and good voice.

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What a hidden gem this album is. Also ahead of its time.

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5

Already a great album in my mind. It's a very warm, inviting record in a way; there's so much life in the music - from the moving guitar solos that genuinely add to the emotion of the songs, to the beautiful melodic basslines. The backing vocals that weave in and out add a layered warmth to the mood of it and Gene Clark has such a captivating voice. His lyrics seem very evocative, occasionally impressionistic maybe (?), but seem to have real depth and vulnerability to them. Lots of natural imagery and, on one listen, seem very forthright about the 'troughs' of life, especially when pleasure is sought to excess, whilst capturing the beauty too. Never nihilistic. I just want to explore deeper.

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I won't wait tomorrow to rate this incredible album. Foolish me thought it would be only country, but Gene Clark voice looks like heaven.

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Never thought I would like this. Grew on me, will definitely keep listening

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Excelent. Best folk rock ever

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Umm; I apparently love country music

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This was actually quite a good listen! I can't believe it was a flop when it was released.

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This was unexpectedly great - started off sounding like it was going to be straight forward country, and then gospel and folk and soul and the kitchen sink get thrown in too! Sad backstory to the whole thing, as well. Fave tracks - "No Other" sounded very Zappa to my ear, and "Some Misunderstanding" has some powerful energy going on...

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Liked it way more than I expected I would. Kind of a "John Denver meets Pink Floyd" sound. Big fan.

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Sublime. Beautiful. Coherent. There is No Other. I discovered this in 2016, and played it to death, from start to finish. It is packed with lush vocals, rich harmonies, crisp instrumentation and perfect dynamic. Putting aside the wonderful magical storytelling, it’s just a Great Wall of beauty. Please try it, from start to end. Top tracks: Strength of Strings, Some Misunderstanding, Lady of the North

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Excellent, and brand new to me as well. This is what this 1001 album experience is all about, what a gem!

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Amei esse album! Ouviria sempre, bom pra qualquer mood. Fato que não prestei muita atenção nas letras, mas a melodia, o ritmo e a voz são bem do jeito que eu gosto. <3

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Oh wow. This is an amazing album. As soon as my first listen ended I dove into a second listen and liked it even more than the first time. The music has a ton of influences and is impeccably produced. Some great lyrics in these songs too. “Said she saw the sword of sorrow sunken in the sand of searching souls” - From A Silver Phial “We all need a fix at a time like this but doesn’t it feel good to stay alive?” - Some Misunderstanding

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Simply amazing

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Haha is it country or rock or folk? A welcome change to the usual anyhow. Really like this.

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Really liked this. A good mix of rock, folk and country. To me there even had a bit of a prog rock sound to it occasionally. "No Other" my favourite track.

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Progressive country... really good. One to explore further!

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Great, well produced country album. Standout Tracks: Silver Raven, From a Silver Phial, True One, Lady of the North

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Pretty

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great album. some country songs, but overall great listening.

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Very enjoyable album

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Pretty good listen. Smooth but I enjoyed it.

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Not too bad

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Tämähän oli mainio uusi tuttavuus. Country/folkia todella modernilla otteella ollakseen vuodelta 1974. Osassa biiseissä vähän liigan gospelfiilistä mutta ehdottomasti jatkoon ja lisäkuunteluun.

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Pretty good folk/prog rock mix, I like it a lot.

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Honestly never really heard of this record. Outside of my typical listening but really enjoyed

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An above average album, the story of it being a “lost” and ultimately discovered and reevaluated years later is the most interesting aspect of it. Solid from top to bottom, I think calls for it being a “overlooked masterpiece” are a little much. Great production that fits with its era, hits of a Neil Young influence, and should have never been any kind of failure. 3.75/4

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I really got a kick out of this - fun old folk rock imo! Guitar sounds were great. Would love to hear a band at a rural dive bar cover these tunes. First half was especially good, second half faded into the background, but was delightful musically. It would get a 3 or 3.5 if I'm being objective, but it is a 4 because I'm not.

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Good stuff

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reminds me of neil young :)

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Actually much preferred this to his work with the Byrds, sound felt more fleshed out and realized. Very enjoyable.

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Great psych-rock album with some super slick gospel/soul harmonies. Mixed slightly muddy/dark. 8/10

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This files into the boring but good-sounding music category, which I guess is about a 7.

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Ich kann fast nichts besseres dazu sagen, als dass guter Country seit (again) Neil Young bei mir immer eine Heimat hat und haben wird. Der Sound ist unverkennbar amerikanisch und ich würde einen Besen fressen, wenn sich John Frusciante in orientierungslosen Zeiten nicht dran orientiert hat (gerade beim Titelsong „No Other“ übelst deutlich). Dieser Trostspender hat seine Kreise gezogen und dann 2019 4AD zur re-issue bewogen. Bravo! 3.7

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really chill! Laid back and can kinda get lost in it but also focus on what you're doing, great background music which might be disrespectful

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I quite liked this one. I think it scraped an 8, but we'll see how I'm feeling when I enter it into the spreadsheet. The singing was kinda annoying for bits

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4/5

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Really cool moments but the songs were so l o n g. Good vibes, got a bit old. solid 7

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Kinda dragged but I liked the first few songs and it had some cool sounding moments. 7

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Enjoyed it quite a lot, the strings song and the titular song were really great. Will listen to the album again I'm sure

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Nice folk rock

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Lovely stuff

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It sounds pretty good and the guy has a great voice. But it's hard to see this as anything else than background music. A 3.5 for me, generously rounding it up because Silver Raven and Lady Of The North were really good.

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Most enjoyable!

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5 saves sur 8, album de grande qualité

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Excellent first album! The type of thing I would put on late at night while playing a game or reading a book.

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Really enjoyed it

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Loved it

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i like folk music

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Buen álbum, me gustó

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Reminded me of the kind of songs my nan used to sing when I was a baby, I really enjoy this genre

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A really enjoyable, relaxing album with some great bluesy guitar.

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A sadly overlooked album in its time. Gene Clark was clearly very inspired while writing this album and it shines as a result.

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I didn't really think I would like this, but was very wrong.

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Unusual style. I have issues hearing some of the lyrics, but I like the ambiance.

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ok im not a fan of the first song let's see the rest. In love with Silver Raven. I loved. I just didn't like the first song and only the first song. awesome

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I’m an amateur when if comes to folk music. I have not listened too much to the Byrds, so I don’t know what to expect from this album. I’m enjoying the slide guitar and the tone on the rhythm guitar. I can definitely see myself returning to this. It had much more variety then I was expecting from a folk artist

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A nice surprise!

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3.5/5. Pretty average. It’s good music, not much sticks out to me.

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On second listen it is apparent to me that this is quite a unique album. Love the production. Title track is dope. Strength of Strings is a great way to follow it up. Was expecting everything to be fairly standard country rock but this is a tasty cocktail of influences. I just so happen to be heading to Mendocino where this album was conceived later this week.

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A timeless sound, and lyrics that resonate.

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Nice album. Some tracks a bit long. Reminded me of Crosby Stills Nash & Young but even more country style.

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Gosh I didn’t like this at first but then it really sunk into me—melodic, varied, and loved the last track.

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Somewhere between Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and Blanche. Started out not feeling it, but by the end I was really feeling it.

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When this album started, I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did. It's a little slow, but everything is put together well, and some of the music is really cool and unexpected. His voice is good, if unspectacular, but the overall effect of the album is pretty cool 4/5

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I don't understand why this didn't catch on when it came out? It sounds to me like a perfect distillation of the mid-70s folk rock sound. Best track: Strength of Strings

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A damn good album. Filked with excellent songs, deft playing and ahead of its time production, at least to these ears. Very happy to make the discovery 4 🌟

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Una joia ben trobada. El coneixia a ell i coneixia el disc però no ha estat fins que m'ha tocat escoltar-lo per la llista (passejant per la platja de San Pedro a Belice) que l'he pogut assimilar en part de la seva essència. Recorda al Neil Young de l'època, també a Stephen Stills, i sobretot a ell mateix, en els seus temps a Byrds i també en solitari. Mai, però, va arribar a aquest punt de qualitat, ni abans ni després

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Solid stuff. Favorites: No Other, Strength of Strings, Some Misunderstanding

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A bit too country in the beginning but had certainly a few gems

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I started listening to this LP after 1001 sent us an earlier Gene Clark release a few months back. I loved "Strength of Strings". Along with the title track and "Some Misunderstanding", it gives the album an epic, spiritual feel. Nice arrangements, especially the background vocalists. It's a shame that GC was long dead by the time the LP achieved recognition and sales.

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This is intriguing! It sounds like the sort of indie folk rock that had its moment in the 90s, like the Lemonheads when they stopped going punk. And yet it's not quite possible to say this would have influenced those 90s groups because the legend of this album is that it lingered in obscurity until a 90s rerelease. The production is bright and the album has an enjoyable pace. Give me this slice of the mid 70s that sounds just as fresh 45 years on.

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I didn't know what to expect with this - but it wasn't just a solo Byrds album. I can see why it died on arrival and also why it has been rediscovered.

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Quite the discovery. I knew a bit about the Byrds, but nothing of Gene Clark, before listening to this. Elegiac, lucid, really lovely album

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Pleasant listen. Blown away by "Strength of Strings" in particular.

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Très beau j'ai presque pleuré mais j'suis un bonhomme

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Lät väldigt swag! Älskade hur mjukt ljudet var, sköna vibrationer...

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This album is cool… I like this album

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De pogga

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It's a good album. I liked the amount of variation.

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4

Great album! Such an interesting journey through some spacey sounds. His voice strikes a nice chord with me, and that trippy guitar work is top notch.

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different

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Liked this a lot. Reminds me of Stephen Stills of the same era. Would like some more time with this one.

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It took me the second time through to appreciate this properly. It seems that’s been the history of this album. I enjoyed Gene Clark’s singing and songwriting.

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Listenable and competent mixture of country and rock. Think Eagles with a bit of Tom Petty mashed in for good measure. 3.5/5

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Liked this album a lot- the folk/country vibes mesh well with what I typically listen to, and the instrumentation is great throughout. Kind of reminiscent of Neil Young in places. I'd give it 4.5/5 if I had the option- nothing groundbreaking enough to get a five, but I'll revisit it soon.

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I really like this album has a cool folksy feel to it and the pacing is nice. Especially like the song "true one" but overall a good album - listened to it twice today.

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Favorite song: Lady of the North

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Solid enjoyable album with songs filled with feeling.

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I had never heard of this album before, but this is the kind of singer-songwriting stuff I latch onto really well. Feels like there is ambition here in the arrangements, and the vocal lines are dripping with emotion. Songs like Silver Raven, Strength of Strings, and Some Misunderstanding are the highlights. Sounds like it was a flop on release, which is a shame.

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I only vaguely know who Gene Clark is, so color me surprised by how I dug it! It's a pretty eclectic album, even if it isn't especially outstanding. Still, the production is solid and his voice is strong, and I can see this be a grower when I get more time. C+, possibly higher

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Was all ready to give this a 1 as it sounded too country, then thought "ah the opening song is all right", then "Silver Raven" was a great tune, then continued to enjoy every song that came up. Is a proper headphones album with layers on layers of music.

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Muito bom.

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This was a lovely one I'd never heard of, like finding a piece of the 60s-70s I was supposed to know about but had missed.

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My kind of thing, whatever that says about me, and I thought a very fine example of its type and era. It’s rejection in its own time kind of mystifies me.

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Gorgeously produced country rock (with some psychedelic rock too). Totally the kind of thing I like playing in the backyard in the summer. “Strength of Strings” drags a little but other than that this is a really strong album. The electric guitar on “Some Misunderstanding” is so expressive, especially right at the end! And I love the backing vocals throughout.

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surpreendeu

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4.25

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Interesting..listened twice, liked most.not sure if I would have liked it back in 74 but found it relevant today

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I was largely unimpressed until the title track came on. What an incredible take on psych rock. As nice as the country parts were, I much preferred when Clark experimented with other sounds. Those memorable moments made for a great album though, so I can't fault it much. Much preferred this to White Light (which is listened to earlier on the list).

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Thoroughly enjoyed this album and especially liked the title track. Good mix of blues and 70s rock

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I already knew a bit of Gene Clark, I've been listening to Strength of Strings for a few years, but it was great to hear a wider repetoir. Definitely talented song writer, really melodic, I overall I think I prefer his style to Byrds stuff. Loved the piano sections and his voice

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A good balance of genres here. I enjoyed listening, but nothing really stood out to me. I'll give it a 3.5, leaning towards a 3.

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Was new to me. Felt dated but not horrible

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The tragic backstory of this album is more interesting than the album itself, in my opinion. Not bad by any means but not my thing. Solid 3 on the Blood and Chocolate Scale ™

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I really liked it, got grateful dead vibes, I appreciate that the songs were distinct (sometimes albums can sound like one song). will probably listen again

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Not bad, not great, I'll definitely check him out tho

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I wasn’t familiar with the artist but I did enjoy the album.

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3

Had no idea what to expect. Nice, easy listening. The best song on the album is Silver Raven

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3

Not bad, gave me sort of a country vibe. If I'm looking for cruising tunes, this is a great album.

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You're trying to convince me this isn't Neil Young? Good Luck...

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Not my favorite genre of music but it was en enjoyable listen

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No Other Some misunderstanding

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6

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Eric Clapton with a banjo. Loved the big bass lines throughout, especially on No Other and Silver Phial.

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3

Very calm and good background music to relax to. Sounded like the Eagles with a bit more country influence.

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Semibängeri Classic rock emt

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Ok

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first couple of tracks seemed like it was from an earlier period instead of the 70's. chill music.

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Overall not sure if it's for me. Some misunderstanding is a highlight

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War ich gestern nicht richtig in Stimmung für. Aber das bestimmte Gefühl dass wenn die vorhanden ist, ich das ziemlich gut finde. Soft Spot Alt-Country! Und dann rausschauen auf den Pazifik und die Welt in ihrer Sinnlosigkeit an sich vorbeiziehen lassen, dabei flüchtig bis tief berührt. Gestern: 3 Punkte, beim nächsten Mal wahrscheinlich auch 4.

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This was nice. I literally don't remember much about the album other than it sounded decent in the background. Great voice.

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3.5 - Sounds like sipping ice tea on the porch on a summer day listening to grandpa in his rocker reminiscing and pontificating. Some understated guitar work. “No other” is definitely a standout - I love the bottom-heavy sound.

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3

Not bad. A few good songs

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I feel like I recognize a lot of these songs but they're all kinda similar so maybe it was just every one after the 1st one haha. Sick album art, and no other was my fave off this

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Sunday listening

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Meh

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it wasn't bad, but it didn't have anything particularly interesting going on either.

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3

Eclectic, a slice of Americana, not bad

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Enjoyed this album; melted into the background for me throughout in a good way and was just a pleasant listen. Would be a nice record to have on in the background but not actually pay attention to. 3.5 but rounding down bc no standouts

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Soms een beetje saai, maar ik ben enthousiast over het nummer ‘strength of strings’.

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Als ik dit nog wat vaker zou luisteren dan denk ik dat het best nog iets zou kunnen worden tussen mij en Gene. Maarja, er is nog zoveel andere muziek om te ontdekken. Sorry, Gene.

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Like it

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Not as bad as I thought it would be.

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mellow CCR type vibes

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Very American, some 70s pysch undertones midway through, album not for me

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I think if I listened to this more it would grow on me. Silver Raven was an awesome song.

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Verrassend, prettig album voor tijdens het koken.

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Very Neil young

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Meh

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Fine, but did not really grab my attention.

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Classic song writing from the Byrd. Lush warming production with some nice guitar licks. Seven on Ten

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Más country americano del líder de la banda The Byrds. Nada del otro mundo para mis oídos.

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where did he come from, never heard of him it's ok, sort of sad.

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in terms of 70's rock there are others that i think are better, but this wasn't bad. i was also stressed the entire time i was listening, probably because i was trying to knit simultaneously life's greatest fool, true one

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pretty good but also just kind of average

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Sasvim solidan i dobar album. Sviđa mi se, ne toliko da bih dao četiri, ali sigurno dobar album.

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Best Song: Some Misunderstanding Worst Song: No Other

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Quite nice, pretty chill. Not much else to say really

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Not bad

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I think the thing I enjoyed most about this album was the tension you can hear between Gene Clark wanting to dive full force into the lush, opulent folk rock of the mid 70s but still stay true to his country roots. Creates a pretty fascinating dichotomy to listen to even if the songs never really captured me.

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3

Some songs were good but maybe the others just need a second listen. Pretty good overall

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A fascinating album from an interesting artist. Lots of backstory on its making and initial critical failure. Listening to it now, it’s a good album that stands on its own.

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Vällllddddiiggttt nära en 4. Blir tyvärr bitvis för mycket countrysound. Men när folk, country och rock balanserar och samsas perfekt, som i Silver Raven, blir det himmelskt magiskt maffigt! Bästa låt: Some Misunderstanding. Eller Strength of Strings. Båda stora, melankoliska, sorgliga, mäktiga.

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I enjoyed this more than I thought I would after listening to the first song.

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3

Better than I was expecting, made for unoffensive background listening but I probably won't give it another listen

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Seemed nice on first listen. Look forward to hearing it again.

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I don't know, at times it was very pleasant to listen to, and at times it was just boring. A conflicted 3

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3

Not exactly my cup of tea but I nodded along and enjoyed it. Feels a little self important and artsy. At its worse it sounds like the Eagles. But not a bad listen at all.

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ganska bra

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Meh. Probably just not in the mood though.

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Not my thing, it's ok

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It's weird to me that this album was considered such a failure. It doesn't sound that far removed from the kind of country inflected rock Neil Young or Stephen Stills we're doing around the same time. This didn't blow my mind or anything but it's good. It seems like its commercial and critical failure really did a number on Clark and that's sad.

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Better than his previous album because it's more of a personal sound and not so Dylan esque however still a bit lacking to give it a 4

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More authentic than his other album, but still not something groundbreaking. The album lacks dynamics between the songs.

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3.5/5 this might be interesting, i'll have to relisten

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3

This was a collection of well-produced, arranged, and sung songs. Nothing remarkable or interesting about it though.

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Nice relaxing album, the anti-MC5.

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Very Stephen Stills, pleasant

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Generic old-school Eagles style country rock. A few good things here, and nice in the background, but honestly mostly forgettable.

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Chill, nice to occasionally go back to listen to and pay a bit more attention to. Apparently this guy was the frontman of the Byrds.

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Dreamy 70s psychedelia

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Boy, this screams California. From the opening seconds and on and on. At first, it seems like that will be the album's downfall. It's slightly lush guitar music, adopting inland tropes to be captured in LA and piped slickly to ears. My love for guitar music is ambivalent, and I continue to distrust the instrument. But use a slide or coat those vibrations in psychadelic fuzz and you've hit me right in two of my big musical weak points. The ingredients are all there, but I'll need to listen more before I can fall in love. The songs all get room to breathe, but they open up somewhat inconsistently. When they succeed - the title track is an example - they are magnificently beautiful.

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Very traditional country and western of an era. Quite slow paced and down tempo. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

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It's fine. Not bad, but really that good either. It kind of reminded me of John Prine's self-titled album, but between the two, I prefer this one by a lot.

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7/10

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Zzzz

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At first I was hesitant to listen to this because I'm not a fan of Folk or Country, but I was pleasantly surprised. This album was made in 1974 but it's held up really well and sounds like it could have been made yesterday. The only dated thing about it is the cheesy Art Deco design of the album cover. Excellent songwriting and performances are highly evident here and I actually listened to this record twice this morning. I particularly like the Strength of Strings, which was subsequently covered by This Mortal Coil. This one takes a few listenings to appreciate which is always the case for really good music with depth and subtle nuance.

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Definitely worth a revisit. Interesting, engaging, meaningful. 6/10.

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Americana on average

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This was good, pretty groovy and a nice vibe

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Meh.

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Good music.

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I'd probably listen to that again

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3.5 stars. I’d never heard of Gene Clark before and this album gave me some nice CSN&Y vibes. I would call this early alt-country and as a guitar player I enjoyed the solos.

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A massive improvement over his previous album White Light. Production sounds amazing. His songwriting is a little better here. Vocals are still good, but he's overshadowed by all the other sounds going on. Like in the previous album, he's not putting his all into the songs; he sounds unenthusiastic. Not a fan of the more country songs. Favorites: No Other, Strength of Strings, Some Misunderstanding

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This was fine. Some good tunes just not my style.

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Good just really forgetable to me.

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The gets a 3 based on the album track. The rest just kinda blends into nothingness its not bad but its not earth shattering

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Interesting lyrics and album cover.

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This had the feel of an old country singer deciding to embrace the music of the time and making an epic, psychedelia-tinged opus (I had no idea he was part of The Byrds). Pretty good on the whole; the title track and Lady of the North were my highlights.

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Op zich wel leuke muziek, beetje mix tussen country en de beatles. Helaas geen nummers die er echt uitspringen voor mij. ***

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I think this rating has the potential to creep up over repeated listens…

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Passable Neil Young/Tom Pettyish country folk. Just surprising it came this way and that, for such quality, I've never heard of it.

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I didn't know the album, but I liked it for the most part. For some track I really just wanted them to end so that I could move onto the next, though.

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Fine. Country folk.

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I wasn’t paying much attention after the fourth song, but this album worked well as background rock noise.

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oops... silver raven goes hard

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I was not expecting so much of this and I received exactly what I expected. Nothing special to say about this release

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Righteous.

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Interesting mix of brilliant folk/rock-ish with crossing the line to boring country-ish. He was a very good lyricist.

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Listened to on 3/11/22 3.5/5 Favorite song: life’s greatest fool, true one Folk rock with a country vibe! great background music with a few hits

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Production, playing and singing is solid but not my cup of tea. It's was good for what it is. The more psych cuts here like No Other were cool.

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Wasn't bad, wasn't great. I sorta don't remember much about it already. 3/5

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Life's Greatest Fool was a good song. I didn't like Silver Raven so much; Clark's voice isn't well suited to this style of singing. No Other is a great song; has enough cowbell to make Blue Oyster Cult jealous. Strength of Strings sounds a lot like Neil Young. From a Silver Phial sounds a lot like Pink Floyd. Album kind of lost my interest after this point until Lady of the North, which I kind of liked towards the end. 3 good songs, but then the rest I didn't particularly enjoy.

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We have both types of music, Country and Western. But seriously, before the Fleetwood Mac we all know and love there was this album. Never heard of before but still got a very nostalgic feel from it. If you love Fleetwood Mac then listen to this.

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Interesting. Loved the folksy, bluesy sound. Easy listen and would listen again.

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Sick folk album

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Non un fan del country/folk, ma 'Silver Raven' non è male. Non è malvagio, ma nemmeno indimenticabile.

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nothing special

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decent album. I enjoyed the first song but the middle end started to get fairly unremarkable. 3/5

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After listening to the last post for, Napalm Death, this is a breath of fresh air. Easy to listen to and skilled musicianship made this listen enjoyable.

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Very Neil Young vibes. Doesn't surprise me since he was a member of the Byrds which weren't far away from Neil Young. Pretty middle of the road 70s stuff nonetheless. A few songs I liked but otherwise it does sound similar to other albums from that era.

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Melodic and chilled, if a bit aimless. I enjoyed it but I can't remember anything from it 5 minutes later.

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I like this singer, it's the kind of music I like heard but I dont' know him.

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Like some of his stuff, but this one didn’t grab me after 3 songs.

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not like repeat

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Boring, every song the same.

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eh

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Boomer Music

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Bit boren, unambitious innit

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i’m sorry i just yknow

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No No No

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3rd and 4th song were actually pretty good, don’t know if I can say much ab the rest 🤠

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Country :(

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Not for me

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The first song was great but it went downhill pretty quickly. I wasn't a huge fan.

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not my kind of album, its good music but i cant say i enjoyed it really

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Hajutonta ja mautonta poppia 1970-luvulta. Ei varsinaisesti auennut, miksi tämä on listalla mukana.

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Mja, best ok voor op de achtergrond, maar het doet me te weinig. Ben de seventies ook wel een beetje moe.

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Wel helemaal geluisterd, maar dit kan me toch niet echt bekoren...

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Meh, it existed and I didn't hate it

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There were some parts I found enjoyable enough but it was mostly 'meh'.

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Sorry chris, this was just ok.

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So whatever. I don’t get this stuff

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Yeah it was alright, kind of boring

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Interesting sound. Topical to the times. Folksy and classic sounds. Fun listen. Not gonna add it to my collection but I see the draw.

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Wasn’t into it.

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Booooooooring.

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I'm just not really into the country sound. I enjoyed 'No other' and 'Strength of Strings', but they couldn't save this album from being 2 stars for me.

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I liked some of the songs, but it wasn't a memorable album overall. 2/5 stars.

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Like a not as good Neil young

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too old

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Perfectly Bland, not much else to say.

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For the birds

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Never heard of this guy, def not my usual thing. I didn't hate it but I don't think I'll be back for another round. I liked his voice and the solos were p sick but it just kinda felt like a chore to listen to in spots

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Not a fan, too slow

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Prima country achtige muziek, maar wel wat saai

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No está malo, pero si muy desabrido.

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This was a bit boring. Just regular country music I suppose. 5/10.

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Not a standout, unfortunately. Wikipedia described it as unsuccessful on release, only to be called a masterpiece many years later, and I understand the early reception.

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More 70s country, pedal steel, Neil Young edging towards Jimmy Buffet. Perfectly tolerable.

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Not quite my type of country, decent album for background music/relaxing though

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I went back and forth with this one- had to listen to it 3 times to decide. Don’t buy much of it, but there’s a couple of nice tunes in there. Can’t see myself coming back to it too often

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Great jeans

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Overall it was an alright album. Laid back and chill if not a little slow, nothing really stood out and grabbed my attention. Best: Strength of Strings Worst: Some Misunderstanding

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Not a fan of folk, not a fan of country.. there's two tracks here that I kind of enjoyed ("No Other" and "Lady of the North"). Other than that, mostly just boring background music.

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Perfectly fine collection of rootsy songs sung by someone who has a fairly weak voice. Nothing on here is outright bad, but the vast majority of it just didn't stick with me in any way. The songs themselves are solid, and I think a better vocalist would have been able to bring them to life. Favorite Tracks: "No Other", "Strength of Strings"

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Started well and then started losing me

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A bit too country folk although Silver Raven was good.

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ok

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Ergh, not another shitty country album! 30 seconds in and I’m giving it a generous 2/5. I’m willing to bet it doesn’t improve. Ok… I hold my hands up, it was actually pretty good. Had it on in the background and found myself really enjoying it in places. 2/5 - Still too much country on it.

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Not much to say about this one. A pretty safe album to include on the 1001 Albums list as it doesn't take many chances but doesn't completely suck either. It felt similar to the Neil Young album I listened to earlier on this list (a little more upbeat than that one), but I didn't think that Gene Clark's voice was as unique as Neil's which brought it down a notch for me. I am guessing that this record probably stood out more back in the 1970s when it was originally released, and while I did enjoy it somewhat, it ended up becoming background music to me rather quickly and did not have enough elements that would make me come back to it. Silver Raven was the standout track here, but I barely remembered it by the time the album finished as a lot of the tracks felt the same. This one is a textbook definition of a "middle-of-the-road" album for this list. 2.5/5.

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yee haw. folk.

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Ganska mysigt, otroligt ostörigt. Kan rekommendera till min pappa

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A classic country album. Silver Raven has some interesting vocal moments. Halfway in and I can't say I have found anything that really grabbed me thus far. Some Misunderstanding is another standout song. meh

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twangy. but i love the album cover. buti still kinda hate it.

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Dreary

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I am BORED. Didn't sit through it all. Definitely am missing the whole point of this project.

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This guy has such a hard-on for what it means to be a loser and what's true, it's just a constant stream of two-bit country boy philosophizing about life. Which is funny because this album was apparently such an abysmal failure when it was originally released. Some things are better left in the rubbish bin. The album art is gorgeous though, it's exactly the kind of arts and craftsmanship stuff I'd expect to get from my friend who makes me mix CDs as gifts sometimes. That's not shade, that's a legit compliment .

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Sta fissazione per il country, che palle.

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I lost my notes on this one for some reason. My computer restarted overnight but I always hit "save" but not really sure what happened. Overall, I liked this album, it's very stereotypical classic rock that leans a little more John Denver than Led Zeppelin. My big gripe was that after listening it didn't have much memorability for me. A common strength of classic rock in its unconscious quest for churning out timeless tunes is the memorability factor. So many songs from that era are memorable, catchy, and have remained on radio stations because of that. This album didn't really deliver on that for me.

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Pretty standard BBQ music, I suppose. I don't think I'm the target demographic of a southern man driving on a dusty road. Great folky-songs, albeit a little boring.

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Yet another in a long list of boring albums this list has pushed on me to rate lately.

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Good but not great

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It just wasn't the right day for it

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nah

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Nein

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Difficult to remember.

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Die Platte macht mir schlechte Laune. Ich höre das nicht gern.

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Mmm. Kind of okay. Boring really.

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meh country

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Meh

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Had to switch it off just over half way through. Very samey and maudlin.

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I like the last Gene C album we were sent (White Heat). It had a nice mix of country and folk and he sang with passion. This album, however,  misses the mark. The folk has all but disappeared and the country sounds like it's influenced by the Eagles' first album. We now have permanently etched in our minds His Dudeness' classic line; "I hate the Fuckin Eagles" 

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A bit slow and sort of a country western feel. Not really my vibe.

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Was not feeling this at all

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Meh, ekki mitt þeing. Frekar litlaust og leiðinlegt.

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2…3…1?…3?…1?…2?…1…3… I do have the energy to be petty here. Gene Clark was boring and inoffensive, no real reason to bash him. But he's no Jeff Buckley. Clark's average in our group shall be docked in revenge for Buckley's average score. This is the way.

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Some ok tracks

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7/10 im not a lot into old songs but this one hits diff

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The first and third track are pretty good. It's got really crisp and clean production, got a nice blend of folk, rock and very early indie rock. If this released in the 80s without such a high budget this probably wouldve sold extremely well.

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Fuck this album gets me rocc hard

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