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Are You Experienced

Jimi Hendrix

1967

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Are You Experienced

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5

Sometimes you just gotta toss your 5 stars to the wind and let Jimi take over. Genre-bending, passionate, energized, psychedelic. Incredible album from a powerful trio. Fantastic drumming, impeccable guitar work. If I wasn't wading through clouds of drywall dust while feeding a baby and keeping a barking dog at bay I'm sure I could opine for hours on how much I enjoy listening to this album. It never gets old.

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5

The songs are still brilliant. It is easy to get caught up in Jimi's excellent guitar work but the other pieces of the band are just as great. There is a rawness to the guitar though that is so difficult to replicate that I once described as a imprecise precision. Jimi never misses a note and you get the feeling that he hits everything just as he wanted and yet there is a feeling of searching in the melody, like an artist sketching out a drawing. I once listened to someone play a Hendrix song and commented while they played well, that they played too well. Their cover was too clean and it lost the energy of the original. That is on no better display than on this album. The album contains some of my favourite Hendrix songs including The Wind Cries Mary and Are You Experienced. However, the songs do form a random collection of tracks and lack a sense of cohesion to tie them together which I think is a missed opportunity.

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Ce que j'ai reproché au précédent album de Jimi à propos de l'emplacement de ses "tubes" dans la chronologie du projet n'est pas tombé dans l'oreille d'un sourd, et c'est une bonne chose. Vous savez probablement que j'ai fêté la semaine dernière le premier anniversaire du jour où je me suis fait licencier de mon premier cabinet d'avocats. Je vous dois la vérité sur cet épisode. Alors que je m'y rendis un matin avec le même entrain qu'habituellement, ma tutrice me convoqua dans son bureau. "Ferme la porte" me dit-elle une fois que j'eus franchi celle-ci. Je m'assis en face d'elle et c'est alors qu'elle débuta son laïus truffé de reproches : - Robserpillère, cela fait maintenant trois semaines que tu travailles chez nous et plusieurs de tes agissements nous poussent à nous interroger sur ta présence ici. - Quoi ?! - Nous t'avons plusieurs fois demandé de décrocher les posters de Hugh Masekela que tu as fixés sur les murs de la salle de réunion, tu n'en as pas tenu compte. - Mais hein ?! - Vendredi dernier, alors que j'étais en rendez-vous avec un client très important, tu as allumé ton enceinte et diffusé l'album O.G. Original Gangster d'Ice T dans le couloir. C'était extrêmement inapproprié. - Ta gueule ?! - De plus, tu as pris pour habitude de débrancher l'aspirateur de notre femme de ménage car cela t'empêche apapremment d'écouter ton album du jour. Ce comportement est inacceptable. - Pardon ?! - Tu es viré, Robgazinière... Voilà, vous savez tout désormais.

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5

It's been a few months since I last listened to Jimi Hendrix. Thus, I'm not sure if my enjoyment of the debut is different because of context or just because it's a better record. This is immediately obvious, virtuosic guitar music of the highest caliber. The vocals are tucked back in the mix, because they aren't the focus of the music. But they also can be there because the meaning is crystal clear with the instruments in front of it. The hour flies by with the album in the background, but each song stands up to closer listening as well. There's simultaneous appreciation of rock history and creative innovation.

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5

One of my favourites and first got me into psychedelic music. The bass line and guitar coming in and out on Third Stone is what sold it for me. Foxey Lady is just such a great song

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5

Uhh, best guitar player ever (arguably) and Matt’s favorite drummer playing psychedelic rock, yeah, you’re asking for Matt to hand out his first 5. The album is filled with banger after banger, no bad songs. I’ve always thought of this as a Jimi Hendrix Psychedelic album, now I realize it’s an album where Jimi spans like 5 genres and adds his magicians Psychedelic touch to each of them. I’m hearing R&B, folk, blues, rock, rockabilly, bebop and proto-funk—which is essentially what Jimi Hendrix is, a holy amalgam of skills, experiences and his time and setting spanning these genres to create psych rock. This album sets the stage for so many albums which follow it. This band might just be the perfect 3 piece, an insane guitar player with a really tight rhythm section. Every song has a great lick and impressive groove. Enough has been said about Purple Haze, it’s the single off an album that is made up of singles. The groove on manic depression is incredible. Hey Joe is perfect—misogynist lyrics notwithstanding. Wind cries Mary is perfect. Let me stand next to your Fire bangs. Third Stone is a solid jam session. Are you experienced is Jimi doing a Beatles’esque hippie anthem. Stone free is a great mix of R&B-psych. The only strike on this album, as with many Hendrix songs, there are some egregious fade outs, you want the song to keep going, he’s set the table for a breakdown and it just fades out. Stone Free and 51st Anniversary are the two worst offenders in this, though nothing will be as bad as bad, give you bigger rock blue balls than Little Wing (different album). Love that Hendrix ties it all together at the end with a solid blues cover, paying homage to the forebearers—note the Easter egg fart (distortion blip) at 3:14 on this song. Amazing album, long, love it even though I’ve heard it about 1 million times and it was my first real classic rock exposure at 12, doesn’t matter still tapping my feet to it at 36.

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5

Hell yes. It's a perfect album. Beautiful soft balllads, explosive songs, trippy arrangements, huge hooks too. Even just they way this album sounds is perfect. The warm tape. It must've been recorded together live rather than track by track. A goddamn masterpiece. At one point I thought, maybe it's too long, but then realized Spotify added 6 songs to the end and doubled the album lenght! Favorite tracks are the trippiest - Third Stone and Are You Experienced. I had a quintessential stoner moment with that song, just the right slight high and pulled into my driveway and it came on. Sounded so good I put it on repeat, louder and louder, until Rico came outside a bit worried. We all know Jimi's considered the greatest guitar player, largely on the back of his soloing. I think more music critic ink needs to be spilled on his rhythm guitar chops. He would curl his thumb over the top of the neck to fret the low E and do these percussive melodies with the other four fingers below the neck. MASSIVE HANDS. A+

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5

Favs: May This Be Love and Manic Depression are personal favorites. The Wind Cries Mary. Fire. Hey Joe. Foxey Lady. Purple Haze. Mehs: No mehs on Jimi albums. I guess Third Stone From the Sun is my least favorite, but it's still good Hendrix's guitar work is still a mind blowing display of blues guitar. You get that with Mitchell's great drums, and you still get the clever lyrics: "You can hear happiness staggering on down the street Footprints dressed in red." Great stuff.

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The 1968 Bob Gibson season of albums. Even in the so-called "Year Of The Pitcher", Gibson having an ERA of 1.12 is just insane. So are 28 complete games and 13 shutouts. It's similar to an original album that contains Purple Haze, Hey Joe, May This Be Love, The Wind Cries Mary, Fire, however you want to spell Foxey Lady, and of course, the title song. There will never be another Bob Gibson. And there's never been anyone like Jimi Hendrix.

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ooOOoo foxey lady

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Vous n'êtes pas sans savoir que je possède 3 générateurs pirates en plus du générateur des 1001, afin d'étendre au maximum ma culture musicale. Aujourd'hui, robpenitencière, qui avait déjà réussit le tour de force de s'incruster dans mon aventure des 1001, a réussi à dénicher le lien menant à mon gigantesque fichier Excel proposant ces 3 générateurs clandestins. A peine arrivé, il tente déjà de remodeler le fichier selon ses préférences, alors même que la communauté pirate vivait jusqu'alors dans une parfaite harmonie musicale. Il détruit les classements des uns et les commentaires des autres, ne laissant que fumée et pleurs sur son passage. La communauté des générateurs clandestins prépare une réponse à cette intrusion, je vous tiendrai au courant dans une prochaine review des avancées de la rebellion.

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5

The great tracks we all know and the other great tracks. Nearly loses a point for some of the lyrics.

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5

Excellent Album -- Masterclass in electric guitar and blues rock.

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5

Been a while since I’ve Jimi’d

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5

Fantastic album. You have to like the sound, but it turns out that, this morning at least, I do. I didn't realize this was their DEBUT album, which makes it that much more amazing. Pretty easy 5 stars.

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5

It's a goooooood one. Not sure what else to say, just excellent guitar playing, singer, what a sound, boy oh boy.

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5

Purple hazeeee heeeeyyy joeeds

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5

smoky riffy take on the blues. sounds great. fav track: the wind cries mary

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5

Just awesome, great songs

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5

One of a kind. Crazy talent.

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5

yee boi. hendrix was something else

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5

Listened to 01/12/21 Purple Haze was obviously a top hit... recognized it off the bat without actually knowing the name of it or that it was a Jimi song. Wind Cries Mary is probably my 2nd favorite after that one, and it was also a top hit from the album. I like the sound of Are you Experienced? as well. Seems like a song that could be sampled and probably has been. Remember is a song covered by Jack Johnson, and I didn't know the original was Jimi. Great song. Highway Chile had some great melody as well. Red House is an amazing song and great example of Blues/Rock & Roll that makes me realize why Jimi was regarded as the genius he was. Also, Third Stone from the Sun made me feel like I was on something...

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5

love this one

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5

yes yes yes. frigging icon. this album is legendary and revolutionary in every way.

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5

Very good.

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5

Stone cold classic

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5

CLASSIC

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5

Excellent guitar play. Songs do sound the same and voices could have been more clear.

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5

This is his debut album!! Insane

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5

Well, its simply the best isn't it. Wonderful guitar playing, riffs and solos. Smooth and sexy and feel-good and fucking cool. Right amidst a golden age of music writing

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5

A true classic

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5

Of the albums on this list so far, I liked this the most. But I've always liked Hendricks, I had "Smash Hits" when I was in eight grade. I've heard some of these songs (probably) hundreds of times.

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5

Great album. Probably one of the best ever. Tough to beat Jimi's guitar and overall sound. Will never get old.

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5

Classic rimed hi-jinx, I would almost rate the drum track 5 stars alone

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5

Bloody marvellous

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5

el mejor guitarrista de la historia

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5

funky funky album. Hadn't really heard any of these except Purple Haze and Fire. Just an incredible talent.

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5

Sublime.

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5

Che goduria, sono tornato indietro a quando avevo 15 anni.

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5

Una obra maestra. Hendrix estaba en la cima

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5

Hendrix was really a shooting star. Just so much gold here with that special aspect of a consistent sound while also having variety in the songs

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5

Ah Jimi

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5

When I was young i got a free copy of a live version of this album on CD from the newspaper. A brilliant album that put music into a different trajectory. 5 stars.

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Duh

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5 stars for wind cries mary

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5

Never listened to it the full way through before; it has a incredibly contemporary sound, and still feels very fresh and prescient. Hendrix's guitar work is still clearly the standout here, but it's a surprise and a delight to hear the complexity in even the more simple songs. A+ and more than deserving of it's place along the historical continuum.

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5

Getting back to the ones I missed, Jimi rules! This album is special since, of the 493 albums in his discography, this is actually one of the two or three original albums!  It goes without saying that his guitar playing was pure magic. What really validates this is the accolades he got from really good guitar players of the day - like Clapton. They all wanted to see what Jimi was up to. The Who covered Hey Joe on their 1989 tour. Ok Pete had lost 80% of his hearing by then but still: Townsend playing a Hendrix song on a Clapton designed guitar - Fucking orgasmic!   While everyone knows Jimi, the drumming is quite good also. eg on Manic Depression.  Since I'm late getting to this one I'm not sure which version of the album you were given. I spun my vinyl which is the American version with Purple Haze. I think the European version did not have this. Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Foxy Lady. How is that not a 5? Might be a 4 if Purp Haze was not on the LP.  OK, Are You Experienced sounds dated+. I remember thinking that tune was dated in the 70s. But the LP's still a 5.

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5

Of course. Paul Mike at the creek

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AMAZING

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5

Good stuff. Foundational album for any guitar player. There's always something new to notice. Decades later, it still sounds original

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5

Top tier Hendrix. Some of the songwriting is still mindblowing.

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5

Große Gitarre endlich habe ich den Zugang dazu gefunden

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5

Monumentales Gitarren-Album. Auch zwischen den „Hits“

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5

Great album by one of the greats of all time!

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5

Where modern electric guitar began.

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5

Some of the best guitar work you will ever hear. It's really as simple as that. Hendrix's best album was this debut and it's about as perfect as a 60's rock album gets. It's thrilling, memorable and to this day still through and through so much fun to listen to.

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5

Amazing guitar from Jimi here

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5

A masterpiece. Love every note.

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5

FIRE

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5

One of the greats at his best. A relaxing, rocking joy to listen to.

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5

Very good album. Go listen to it right now.

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5

Come on man.... One of the greatest debuts of all time. How can this be anything but 5 🌟

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5

Best rock album ever

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5

What. An. Album. Amazing guitar work, awesome bluesy rhythms and vocals, but also sounding ahead of its time. It's a real shame that Hendrix died as young as he did. (I kinda cheated with listening to this one, using tracks form both the UK and US releases. It would've been wrong to miss out on Red House, Hey Joe or The Wind Cries Mary.)

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5

fantastic show of technical ability and groovy songwriting. iconic for a reason.

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5

“Are You Experienced?” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967) In 1967 there were older people, authority figures even, who were contemptuously dismissive of music like this, regarding it as cacophonous nonsense. They refused to listen, refused to engage. They were wrong. The worst (and best) thing about the Silent Majority was their silence. They merely produced within the psyches of young music lovers a visceral commitment to never close their ears to the next generation of musical creativity. Please pass the baton, kids. Listening back, “Are You Experienced?” is clearly one of the best albums in the history of recorded music, almost entirely due to the artistic genius and virtuosity of Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix is, as demonstrated on this album, one of the top four or five electric guitarists of all time. He did many things with the instrument that had never been done before and he did one or two things that will likely never be done again. Hendrix had a sublime sense of what it takes to fill a measure with guitar sounds, utilizing only two other musicians on this record, and with only slight dependence on them to boot. His flawless and deft leaps from the lower strings to ballistic highs, and skillful weaving of effects (listen especially to the interludes in “Third Rock from the Sun”). His guitar arrangements were capable of generating multiple layers through harmonics, feedback, fuzz, phase, wah, echo, backmasking (“Are You Experienced?”!), and the sustain of previously played notes. None of it is random or accidental. My mom was wrong. This is not “noise”. It is symphonic. His fret work was nearly unsurpassed in his day, leaving the gluttonous listener yearning for just one more lead passage in each song. But the mature listener will recognize the mastery of restraint. A snippet of his own lyric expresses it well: “Feeling, sweet feeling drops from my Fender's fingers”. And feeling plays off of dynamic variation. Feeling is not bombast. It knows when to back off. Hendrix’s voice is not stellar, requiring reverb and sometimes other effects, but he uses vibrato sparingly and effectively, always suitably passionate. He carries the lyric with impact, but never gets in the way of the music. Now the recording is flawed by some of the unnecessary weaknesses peculiar to the late 1960s: excessive separation and isolation in the mix, gimmicky left/right alterations & reversals (“May This Be Love” is silly in this regard), and a “hollow” studio sound. Also, Mitch Mitchell’s drum performance frequently drops tempo on fills. But these are quibbles. Jimi Hendrix more than compensates with his potency and adroitness. No dull moments here. “Are You Experienced?” Is rock and roll history. It still moves today. 5/5

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5

Scuse me while I kiss this guy. Awesome.

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Easiest rating ever.

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5

Very solid album.

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5

Turns out every music critic and 50+ years of pop culture were right. 5 stars.

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5

If you don't like this album, you are in fact not experienced

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Funky

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5

A stone-cold classic. Those first notes of purple haze. The main riff - I still remember how awesome it felt to play that main riff on guitar the first time. So many great tracks. Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell are great, but Jimi soars above it all. He's one of the greatest guitarists of all time and he made it look effortless. I need extra stars for this one because 5 stars doesn't cut it.

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5

There's not much to say about this album that hasn't already been said. I've loved it from the moment I heard it decades ago. Every track is great whether or not your listening to the US or UK version of the album. It's another masterpiece!

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5

Would I dare rate this less than a 5? Nah, but I can understand if others think a 4 is enough. His guitar work is pretty amazing sometimes, and other times it gets lost in the equally as impressive percussion and bass work (e.g., Fire). Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding are damn good too. I think you need to listen to the lesser known tracks (e.g., Third Stone from the Sun) to truly appreciate the greatness of his guitar playing ability. If you paid more attention to the popular tracks, you might be fooled into thinking "yeah, he's pretty good" and not more than that. Then again, that's probably if you came in knowing how good he was and said "prove it". With a more clean slate, you should be blown away by the whole "experience" - lyrics, singing, guitar, bass, drums.

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5

Hendrix. The master. I have so many of his albums so trying to do this with any criticism is not easy. So, I tried something different and listened to the tracks in the order of the UK release. One complaint I can have with these songs that way is the lack of “Purple Haze,” which is rectified in the US release. The only other one is that the tracks don’t… flow into each other as much as they do on the US release. But that just may be because of how I am used to hearing it. So many of these songs were never done live. By the time he became big, he was not interested in these tracks anymore but that’s what the audience wanted to hear. I wonder how he would have felt about bands playing entire albums live. He probably would have been bored with it.

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5

Amazing debut album! Can’t just credit the amazing guitar work, it’s also the memorable musical themes, lyrics, rhythms and multi layers that make this so outstanding. Also got to credit Mitch Mitchell’s phenomenal drumming! I can just set this album on repeat and listen again and again and again.

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5

Undeniably revolutionary. Such blistering talent. Sometimes a bit noisy for my taste but who am I to argue.

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5

Crazy talented dude, a must listen for music enthusiasts

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are you experienced es un álbum increíble que toda persona debería escuchar al menos una vez aunque no sea fanática de la música psicodélica. cada canción es mejor que la anterior y la mezcla de instrumentos muy bien tocados acompañados por la voz increíble de hendrix hacen de cada canción algo maravilloso. se merece las 5 estrellas sin dudarlo.

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5

Jimi Hendrix's impact on the genre cannot be overstated. With his virtuosic playing, his onstage persona, and his experimentalism, he is the archetype for the rockstar. His debut opens with the career defining Purple Haze with its punchy opening riff and eastern influenced solo. Hendrix was not educated in music and this gave him the freedom to try things that others would not. Not every experiment was successful, and his lyrics often leave a lot to be desired, but his successes and innovation put him in the top tier of musicians and songwriters.

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Classic

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Awesome

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5

only knew a few of these songs, was great

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5

What an experience!

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5

Also alle Studioalben von Hendrix in dieser Liste. Völlig ok, kann man nicht genug hören.

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5

A downright extraordinary album. Jimi was insanely creative and talented, it's incredible!!

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5

Purple haze - one of my favourite songs. This is a great album

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Classic/10

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An absolutely legendary experience from the moment you punch play and get hit with that iconic opening riff of "Purple Haze" all the way to the closing solo of "Red House." There are few albums as stuffed with hits as "Are You Experienced" is. Every track is perfect, every lick is tasty, every song leaves you wanting more. What a beast of an album. What a legend of a musician.

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five stars

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front to back bangers that paved the way for more to come. Easy 5.

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I originally thought this was a greatest hits album when I was young, as 10 of the original 12 tracks were regular airplay on the radio. Great album, and you can tell thousands of artists since have been influenced or downright copied Joni’s style. Compare this to only musi that had been released at the time, and it’s significance really sets in.

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5

Legendary collection of great songs!

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5

No misses. 10/10

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5

I hadn’t sat and listened to this all the way through since I was a teenager, I think I like it even more now. With a Hendrix album you’re obviously gonna focus on the guitar performance , but the drumming on this thing is also fucking crazy 9/10

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5

Jimi Hendrix is glaringly the greatest, most charismatic, most talented artist of the 60s, and here we have his debut. In truth, this is not so much structured as an album but rather as an assemblage of Hendrix songs, showcasing what voodoo mojo geetar freakoutery he could do. But what a showcase! Virtually every moment and every aspect stuns the listener. Since everyone knows Hendrix's guitar virtuosity (he was quite good, apparently), I shall instead talk about his voice. Hendrix himself was rather disparaging about his voice, and was very self-conscious about it. To every other listener, Hendrix's dismay is baffling. His voice is somehow warm and seductive yet simultaneously masculine and fiery. Another aspect perhaps overlooked, though to a lesser extent, is the range of styles Hendrix adopts and mutates into his own; the rock, ballad, blues, raga, soul, R&B and psychedelia displayed here all bend towards Hendrix's star, a process sustained in his later albums. Hendrix had talents far beyond the guitar, and this album is proof. Why aren't you listening to this now?

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5

I am experienced. Great album, one I already own.

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5

Hendrix might be the best guitarist. I don't listen to this album nearly as much as I should.

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5

Probably the best psychedelic rock album of all time. Favorite Track: Foxey Lady Relisten: Yes

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We can all agree Purple Haze is canon, right? I realise yesterday I have Clapton and Bluesbreakers a proper coat down, but it's only because things like this exist. Then the anarchic glorious mess of Manic Depression, then Hey Joe. This is what blues rock SHOULD sound like. Exciting, thrilling, joyous. Love of confusion shows Hendrix's main talent. While other guitarists were still just happy to have electric guitars, and maybe distorting them a bit, he wants to experiment with every noise it can make, playing around with the pick up switches and all sorts to see what happens. May this be love is less exciting than the killer opening, but you almost need a break after that opening. I don't live today shows (though other earlier tracks have too) that this experimentation goes for the drummer as well (Chas Channing?) With some weird jagged rhythms making it a great bit of jazz/psych craziness. The Wind Cries Mary is just a beautiful song. One of the best ballads ever written. Then Fire which is pure fun. It's a great album. You can even forgive the overlong trad blues of Red House at the end, it almost feels like he's saying 'Yep, I can do this too!'.

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5

The extended album with the first two singles and b-sides is superior. What's so special about Jimi is that his guitar playing still sounds extraordinary even now after guitar music has absorbed, copied and taken inspiration from what he did in the 60s. Another exceptional aspect to Jimi is his singing phrasing and vocal timing. I think he has a natural ability much like Sinatra's phrasing. It's very difficult to do a good mimic. What a talent. Great album - and it's a debut! Even the less well known songs are pretty good, albeit not legendary and so familiar.

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5

One of my favorite albums ever. Jimi just gets it

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A debut album by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, 'Are You Experienced' is a revered hard rock record that some label quintessential. Hendrix's guitar ability can be considered to be unparalleled and unmatched - in 'Are You Experienced', his trademark playstyle of accentuated slide notes over thumb-pressed bass notes exemplify his excellence in instrument exploration. A fantastic album riddled with the likes of 'Purple Haze', with mighty impactful arrangements and impeccable musicality - this impact belongs not only in the 20th century, as even today Hendrix's inventiveness shines through the playstyles of other great guitarists.

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'Foxey Lady' parte subito con molta carica, soprattutto sulla chitarra. Graffiante direi. 'Manic Depression' è tutt'altro rispetto al titolo, psichedelica. 'Red House' non mi ha colpito particolarmente, al contrario di 'Can You See Me', gli effetti in stereo sono pazzeschi. Anche 'Love or Confusion' aggiunge un senso di urgenza all'ascolto di altre canzoni di questo album, vorresti che finisse subito e che durasse per sempre. Fino a 'Fire', compresa, si perde un po' dell'intensità avvertita precedentemente, anche se quest'ultima non è male. '3rd Stone from the Sun' è un'esperienza a parte (che necessita qualche forma di allucinogeno). E Jimi ce lo chiede nella canzone successiva, se abbiamo preso qualcosa che ci permetta di "sperimentare". L'album nella prima versione uscita in UK, secondo me sta tra il 4 e il 5, perché nella seconda parte perde un po' di mordente. D'altro canto qualsiasi cosa includa 'Purple Haze' guadagna almeno 2 punti. Altro 6 su 5. 'The Wind Cries Mary' basterebbe, insieme a 'Purple Haze' a farmi dare il massimo dei voti a qualsiasi cosa. Trovo molto bella anche 'Highway Chile', molto più vicina a sonorità Hard Rock e "Santanesche".

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5

Not fair reading albums you loved before this list

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An undisputed essential in rock history. In many ways, this is not only Hendrix at his best, but 60s rock at its most far out, psychedelia at its peak, the electric guitar at its most expressive. It's blues, soul, R&B, psychedelia and pop all crammed into a 40 minute package, and I had so much fun hearing it again for the first time in years. I've gone between the different track listings of the UK and US versions when listening to this album (US adds three singles, including the iconic "Purple Haze", but removes "Remember", "Can You See Me" and "Red House"). For me, the US version wins out on a song-by-song basis, but the UK is structured more comfortably as an album, with more ebb and flow between the hard-edged rock and the lush ballads. As far as individual tracks, they're all winners, though I'd single out the instrumental "Third Stone From The Sun" as a blissful freak-out, full of guitar effects, feedback and intricate drum patterns, held together by a hypnotic three note bassline. The main guitar riff in this track, vibrato and all, is one of my favourite Hendrix moments on the record. "Are You Experienced" is another classic, all hinged around one chord, intoxicating marching snare beat and the insistent one-note piano refrain solidifies the band as a force to go down in history. "Red House" is the most forgettable track for me, leaning too far into a standard mid-tempo blues than the other songs on offer. There's little else I can add to the heaps of praise already given to this album, other than: Hendrix's voice suits the songs beautifully- it's bluesy husk is perfect and underrated. Noel Redding's bassline in "Fire" is exceptional. The ballads on offer are sublime and deserve as much credit as the rockers: "The Wind Cries Mary", "Remember" and "May This Be Love" all have beautiful melodies that cascade around the guitar lines. So it's a real classic and essential listening for rock music fans. Some of the techniques used might be dated now (trippy stereo panning, backmasking, wah pedals) but they only serve to capture the Jimi Hendrix Experience as true pioneers in 1967, riding the wave that would ultimately be too large even for them.

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5

This album sounds so great, and it is timeless. I still hear Jimi Hendrix's influence in all kinds of modern rock music. He was a genius, no doubt. Third Stone from the Sun is weird. Jimi was super cool though. Watching him perform is amazing, and I can only imagine how many more awesome performances he had left! This album receives a 5 solely based on the revolutionary guitar.

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5.0 + Incredible. This one's arguably the most radio friendly of Hendrix's three great albums. Some of his explosive studio theatrics are evident on \"Third Stone From the Sun\" that sounds like soundtrack to a pulp sci-fi novel. But, really, these are well-crafted pop songs with exceptional guitar work, probably the best committed to record. So many radio mainstays here: \"Purple Haze\", \"Manic Depression\", “Hey Joe\" and \"Fire\" to name just a few.

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5

Hendrix was a talent beyond the hype. Amazing lyrics, hit the pop, and brought us to new places that still haven't been tapped today.

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5

I don’t think I can put into words how much I like Jimi Hendrix. 5/5 - Absolutely phenomenal album

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5

Taki album trafilo na dzien akurat w ktorym nie zyje

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5

Moi j'aime bien faire de la guitaaaareuh Prefs: Foxy Lady, Manic Depression, Love or Confusion, I Don't Live Today, Fire, 3rd Stone From The Sun, Remember, Are You Experienced?, Hey Joe, Stone Free, Purple Haze, The Wind Cries Mary Moins pref: NADA

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5

Classique mais toujours incroyable

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5

Jim Hendrix is a god on guitar, there's no doubt there. It's nuts that this is his debut album, that his sound was so perfect right out of the gate. I like a lot of Hendrix's albums, but this one is my favorite.

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5

Great album!

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5

10/10, one of the greatest musicians to ever live, one of the greatest albums you could ever hear

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5

This album rules, plain and simple. It bends the mind with its hypnotic fusion of blues and psychadelics. A huge influence on the late 60s psych scene, and it still kicks ass today. Favorites: "Manic Depession", "Hey Joe", "The Wind Cries Mary", "Fire", "Red House"

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5

Classic!

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5

Rock de Hendrix. Varios megahits. Vinilo.

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5

I’m starting to think this Jimi Hendrix guy is good at guitar

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5

How can there such great music and classic songs on 1 album. Jimi was a beast

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5

Dude has multiple 5 star albums. Wish he stayed around, could blessed us with even more.

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5

Ktebt 9 Saf7at Men 3l Bouheli Mte3 Dostoevsky, Sedry Mazel Mabech 3liya.i Loved The Album Belfarcha. Worth The 5 Stars

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5

Pretty iconic

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5

Excellent album full of classics

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5

Fire Risk the stick, bang the drums, pour up the stage and release the phoenix. Effect Hendrix, is when in this particular year (1967), music in general were meeting new ground and fortunately this become one of the most remarkable periods in music history. Despite the fact that Jimi and his Left-handed White Stratocaster changed the way of how to play this instrument, the band itself worked so great together without so much effort, acting like naturally. At first point that they place in their query upon the listeners, proving that answers to "if you have tried" something, no words needed, only real action. A

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Jimi, Mitch, and Noel were simply ahead of their time with this one. Innovative guitar playing, incredible drumming, expert songcraft, period-perfect production that holds up to this day – this record has it all. 5

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5

What is there to say, this is as good as it gets, and Hendrix earned his GOAT status for obvious reasons. I don’t love the slower blusey stuff as much, but even some of the “lighter” songs still kill, like “The Wind Cries Mary”. This better join Pink Floyd in the 4+ club. An A

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5

Great album. I listened to jimi in middle school and sorta burnt myself out on him then, but I guess 30 years is long enough to come back.

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5

This album is rad. Lots of classic Hendrix hits. I know lots of modern players give Hendrix flack for not being the most precise guitar player, but I love his playing style on this record. There was a time when I was a bit burned out on most of these tracks, but listening now after having not listened in several years they don't seem played out and I really enjoyed the whole album.

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5

Classic rock is classic, but glory be some albums are nitro fuel to the global music engine. Case in point.

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5

Hendrix first album one of the greatest. Can listen to it over and over again. Not a bad song on it.

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5

Essential Jimi Hendrix. A lot of his best songs are here on this album. My first 5/5.

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5

I mean, come on. Everything about this album is perfect, from the first mind blowing riffs right down to that cover art. I can't even imagine what it was like hearing this album fresh in 1967. Jimi's still years ahead of the rest of us, over 50 years later. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite, from original US version): Purple Haze, Foxey Lady, Fire, Are You Experienced?, The Wind Cries Mary, May This Be Love, I Don't Live Today, Manic Depression, Love or Confusion, Hey Joe, Third Stone from the Sun

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5

This is a fantastic album right here! It is absolutely crazy to think that this is a debut album as it is half filled with legendary classic songs known by most ('Purple Haze', 'The Wind Cries Mary', 'Fire', 'Hey Joe', and 'Foxy Lady' are all rock staples and will continue to be for many years). Beyond these tracks, every other song had something unique to offer and featured some great instrumentals (especially the well-regarded guitar work). There were lots of awesome moments that stood out to me throughout the listen: cool stereo mixing on 'May This Be Love' where the instruments keep switching sides, the insane breakdown at the end of 'I Don't Live Today', the cool backwards-like effects on the title track, etc. The feeling I had going through this record reminded me a lot of listening to the Ramones' debut album for the first time as I can just picture Jimi and his band ripping through these songs in a live setting and absolutely blowing everyone's minds. This album is much more intricate though so from a technical perspective, this is more impressive overall. The only negative I can think of is that 'Third Stone From the Sun' lost me a bit due to its length, but I am willing to bet that it would grow on me through subsequent listens. Overall, this is one of those albums that no doubt earns a spot on this list and that I will probably revisit again in the near future. 4.5/5.

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5

My favorite Hendrix album and quite possibly the greatest debut in rock history. Absolutely bursting with creative energy. Brought a potent heaviness and deep soulfulness to the Summer of Love. I only wish he would have lived longer so he could have continued to bend genres until the lines disappeared. Forever in awe of the way he rewrote the book on electric guitar. He plays so brilliantly but never comes across as overly technical or flashy because his playing was always in complete service to the songs. And you couldn't have asked for a better rhythm section! Such a muscular sound with just the right amount of psychedelic flourish in the production. Plays like a greatest hits. Five stars and a chef's kiss.

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5

Jimi's talent is staggering, I'm taken aback every time I listen. This album is stacked with excellent songs. "Manic Depression" and "Hey Joe" are a couple of my all time favorites.

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5

Rock solid from the first track to the last.

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5

MASTERPIECE.

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5

Essência do vigor do rock estabelecido.

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5

Incredible album. Even the weaker songs are good. Love the guitar tones and production of the album.

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All timer

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This is the real GOD of guitar. This album came beaming down to fuck up your noise holes and blow your tiny mind. We weren't experienced until after we listened to this album. Best Tracks: Purple Haze; Fire; Red House

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5

I was 7 when this came out, but I rarely heard any of his songs for another 10 years. What an absolute barnstormer this is now, let alone 55 years ago. All killer, no filler, funky, rocking, guitar pyrotechnics. It has it all. 55 stars.

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Fantastic from start to finish

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Another classic. One of the best guitar albums. Full creative control to Jimi. Back to back hits.

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5

Absolute classic - had some great tracks I didn't remember too

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He really is one of the greatest guitarists. This album can’t be overrated.

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Quite possibly the best psychedelic rock ever put to wax. Bold, innovative, virtuosic, fun, trippy, rockin' perfection.

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5

Amazing

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aw hell yea, love the Hendrix. This is how u make a strat sound fkn huge. 4/5.

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2/26 Gotta relish these funky psychedelic relics. Standout Tracks: Manic Depression, Hey Joe, I Don’t Live Today, Fire, Third Stone From The Sun, Are You Experienced?

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7/10. Can see myself listening to this more

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nice

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Great album.

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Blues Classic

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4

Not an album I come back to all that often, but I enjoy it so much whenever I do.

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Not a fan of Jimi Hendrix, but this album surprised me. Pretty solid.

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I like Jimmy

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Some classic tunes on this album. Good listen

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A true classic with virtually every song well known, but for good reason.

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Outstanding album, especially for a debut such as it is. I think by modern standards, it is maybe a little long in the tooth, but pretty much every song is a classic.

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Yes i am

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The man knows how to guitar

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You know what, I really tried to like Jimi when I was a nipper but I was turned off by what I thought was boring virtuoso guitar music. I was a very silly child.

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Own it. Got in college. Still have on phone. Funny to listen to as elementary school teacher with door propped open. Also...used to listen to entire CD for years and forgot songs...getting old.

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All the big ones in here, super good.

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yeah, that's a great album. i remember sitting in my friend dan's living room in like 7th grade with a tape recorder, repeatedly recording and speeding up the slowed-down bit at the beginning of Third Stone until we could understand it. i was surprised at how much i liked both Love Or Confusion and May This Be Love

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I'm not the biggest Jimi Hendrix fan, but there is no denying the power, originality and influence of this album. Amazing energy and holds up well.

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4.4 it’s THE experience honestly sick amazing guitar work

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Himi Jendrix

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Classic tunes.

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Figata

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Mordsmäßiger nicer dicer

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I don’t think there is a guitar sound he did not explore here. Extraordinary. It touches on blues but creates a path for the rock, metal, garage and indie that would follow in the decades to come. While not my preferred style of rock, a guitar lover will always rate this highly.

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Increíble cómo suena un disco de 1967 tan bien. Tiene éxitos atemporales como Purple haze, Hey Joe o Fxey Lady. Pero hay otras dos igual de buenas y el resto no son relleno.

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Songs are ok, guitar is great as you would expect from Hendrix

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4

Great Hendrix album, easily an 8. Electric Ladyland beats this one by a close margin.

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I really enjoyed this album, despite the really crappy sound quality of the songs I was listening to.

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Killer debut album by Jimi, with very little filler. Innovative mix of blues and psychedelic rock, believe the hype!

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I mean basically every song is a single, its all stoner rock, so i cant really say its for me a 5 star album. it gets a little languid in the middle, but hey its great

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Riffs gloriosos, buena voz, experimental. Guitarra total

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If you look at what else was released around that time, this album and Disreali Gears really ushered in Hard Rock. This has so many hits for a debut album, even more impressive when you consider they were almost all penned by Jimi! Of the others I prefer the bluesier, R&B-ish tarcks and not so much the more psychedelic ones. I know Jimi didn't like his voice but I think he's underrated as a singer and a lyricist.

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Jesus is that all the Hendrix albums now

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I enjoyed it.

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Excellent start - a bit long and runs out of steam a little.

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A bit of a cacophonous noise album, but his abilities with a guitar an basically magic, and Purple Haze and Wind Cries Mary are gold.

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Not the most focused album, but song to song it's damn good. Has a little of everything. And he's not even at full powers yet!

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Jimi on top form.

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A lot better than the first time for sure.

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The Mighty Jimmy!

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4/5

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The really 'raw' sound is really something I'm not used to, but this is quite nice.

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Whole lotta bangers on here

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Really good album, will want to pick it up at some point. I was a little distracted while listening and will have to give it another go.

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Vibes vibes vibes - but a little repetitive if listened to in one sitting. Tempo and the overall musical structure is quite similar for a lot of songs. Doesn't keep my attention for the duration. But there were moments of brilliance that made me sit up in my seat, and it is clear he was ahead of his time - since I don't think you will find something similar in 1967.

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❤️

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Rijetko kad sam si znao pustiti njega, općenito me je zanimalo, al nisam si baš puštao cijeli album. Sada se eto pružila prilika, imam vremena, zadan je za ovaj zadatak i viola. Iako je album podijeljen na Internacionalno/Američko izdanje, ali dosta dobar kada se sve skupi u jedan album jer ne gubi na kvaliteti. Dobar uvod u njegov rad, i preporuka svakom da ga se bar posluša.

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It's probably been 20 years since I listened to a Hendrix album all the way through. Some real gems there like 'Love or Confusion'. I'll make a point to come back to this.

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Classic Jimmy revolutionary sound. Doesn't make my playlist though

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Definitely one I have listened to all the way through before - did I have a cassette version of this one? Can't remember. . The floaty backup vocals on Hey Joe are nice, noticing those in a new way. I Don't Live Today is a great example of an \"album\" track, not something I'd love on it's own but a nice edgy transition between May This Be Love and Wind Cries Mary. Note that the Spotify version includes a bunch of bonus tracks, I feel like stopping at the end of the original album (after the title track) is more true to the spirit of the project.

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First time listening: 9/11 songs liked Ageless hard rock album. The unorthodox playing of Jimi and Mitch sound refreshing for being in the late 60's. Already heard many of the classics, but not all at once in one album. Solid listen. Songs saved: 6

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Nice, soft classic rock. Excellencio

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Classic

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fav track: the wind cries mary

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Pretty good although I don't care too much for guitar noodling like I used to. Track 11 has some interesting ideas I wish was seen more of. Highlights: 1, 7, 10, 11, 12, 17.

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I really enjoyed this album. Third stone from the sun was weird, but the rest was punchy and cool. I liked the use of the stereo field, it was used like another instrument. It was refreshing to not have the vocals in the middle all the time. I think it really broke the normative positions of instruments and clearly centered the guitar as the most important instrument. Overall I really enjoyed it and will listen to it again.

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purple haze is a classic and manic depression takes like 2 minutes to get good. hey joe solo is fantastic.

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V. good

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old but gold

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what a banger god i love blues guitar also blues vocals, i think i just love the blues

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A classic. Amazing guitar

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First time listening to it and I really liked it. My favorites were: Hey Joe, Are You Experienced?, May This Be Love.

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Great music but not an amazing album. There are plenty of superb hits, but the album as a whole is quite long and a little inconsistent. Cutting the run time by 2 songs would have made it great, but as is it's good.

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Hard to say no to Jimi

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Solid. Not as good as Electric Ladyland, but still very good.

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Fantastic specimen of that good old fuzzy blues-rock. Great performances from all involved, and Jimi's vocal delivery imbues even the more melancholy lyrics with an air of confident, unshakeable self-love. Not really a cohesive album statement (it couldn't be with the old practice of changing track listings by region,) but a great collection of songs. Highlights: "Purple Haze," "Hey Joe," "Love or Confusion," "I Don't Live Today," "The Wind Cries Mary," "Red House."

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The sound is that of an amphetamine blues-rock with high explosive potential, grouped into short, rough and deadly loads of TNT which erupt in one breath the volcanic energy of the guitar. (8/10) Favourite Tracks: Red House, Purple Haze, May This Be Love

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Gran, gran disco. Una mezcla muy bien lograda de rock, blues, y qué bueno todo. Aquí hay una de las mil versiones de "Hey Joe". Entre mis favs: "Love or Confusion", "May This Be Love", "Are You Experienced?" y "Red House". 9/10

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On comprend pourquoi c'est un album culte. Du très bon rock psychédélique avec des touches de blues très présentes. Parfait pour travailler ou chiller avec une couple de bière et/ou un joint.

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Debut album of the Jimmy Hendrix Experience band (1967). Are You Experienced is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music. The album features Jimi Hendrix's innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing which soon established a new direction in psychedelic and hard rock music.

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I can't really say anything new about Hendrix's guitar playing and how important and influential it was. This album is an inarguable inclusion in this book. That said, it's clearly a 60s album from the aggressive abuse of stereo panning throughout.

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Un disco muy entretenido. Al principio pensé en cortarle en la versión normal en lugar de echarme la extendida que ofrece Apple, pero la verdad es que ni noté que se siguió y vinieron más y más rolas que valen la pena. Lo que me falta para subirlo a cinco estrellas es un poco de balance hacia otros aspectos, pues obviamente está totalmente cargado al lucimiento de Jimi, pero la neta es que su voz es la que no me termina de convencer.

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No hay mucho que decir excepto que al escuchar el disco completo me agrada mucho más que aquel segundo disco que nos había tocado primero. Tiene más canciones no solo que conocía sino que en su conjunto me agradaron más. El estilo es ya conocido, la virtuosidad no se discute y no se puede decir mucho más aparte de que "suena a Hendrix" excepto que es un conjunto de canciones que me gustan más que las otras que nos tocaron antes.

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8/10. Definitely feels aged, but still pretty fun. A little lengthy.

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8. Not very much my style but can't say it's not excellent

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Solid album by a legend. Lots of songs, most are good.

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Hendrix is a legend, and hard to offer any original commentary on. I haven't ever owned his albums, and I don't really put Hendrix on and let it roll as much as pick out iconic songs and performances.

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8/10

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Ha il sapore del classico. Da riascoltare.

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It was good and I recognized more songs than I thought I would

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4.5

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A smorgasbord of mega choons: Purple Haze, The Wind Cries Mary, Fire, and (my personal favourite) Hey Joe. Some definite filler, especially if you include the bonus tracks, but there are extra points for this album's undoubted influence on the history of guitar music. 4/4.5 - that sort of thing.

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One of those albums I'm amazed was from the 60s, still sounds quite futuristic in many ways. No doubting Jimi's genius and influence and this is probably his best album overall

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Loved what he did for music and guitar playing, but not a great songwriter. Still a strong album.

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I reviewed the North American edition of Are You Experienced, because this is the version of the album that I have listened to before. I easily recognized and remembered 8 of the 11 tracks from the titles alone. I may have had a copy of this album on cassette, but I can't remember for sure. Maybe my brother had a copy. This was a difficult album to try and find studio versions of each track for review. The tracks that I enjoyed the most were lesser known tracks - probably because I haven't heard them so often, but also because they are good tracks: "3rd Stone from the Sun" and "Love or Confusion". "Are You Experienced?" and "The Wind Cries Mary" are favorites too, but probably got lower scores from me because I've heard them so many times. This is a debut album that is worth listening to. It would be an easy choice to play the album again.

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Great album, falls just short of a masterpiece to me. Amazing the sounds that Hendrix could get out of his guitar.

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I haven’t listened to this in full for a while. It’s genius at work already despite being a debut. Electric Lady land is more a complex record, this one more commercial. The Wind Cries Mary is a work of art.

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Close listening is worth it. Mind you, so is being off your face on acid.

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I've always thought of this as 'the singles' but overall the third best Jimi Hendrix Experience album. (The JHE is always the argument I use for why Crowded House aren't an Australian band. Although I'm more than happy for JHE to be considered a British band, given 2/3 of the band were English, they made their name in the UK and the first two albums were recorded in London, even if 'the talent' was American).

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I know everyone knows this but the guitar playing is awesome and clearly drives all the songs. Thing it's interesting how he has vocal outputs to one side or the other for each song

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Not sure where to start. Jimi is one of the greatest to ever pick up a guitar. Shear guitar greatness. Sad for such a short life. This was his debut album. Crazy right. There are 4+ songs that are all time greats. This group defined what a power trio was in the late 60's. I love his voice on Wind cries Mary. A ballad mixed in with great guitar solos. I'm a guitar fan so I love this album. Only complaint is some of his solo's are so crazy it becomes noise in parts. Overall great music. I have not listened in years. I will play more often for sure. Gotta love ..move over....let Jimi take over.

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4/5 Great album, I don’t see a need to talk about how much Joni Hendrix influenced music as many others that know more than me have better than I can. While I don’t listen to them regularly I do enjoy the hits from this album and I liked the songs that I’ve never heard before. Fav Songs: Purple Rain, Fire, Foxey Lady

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Full on psychedelia, man.

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A classic

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so fucking fresh. only ever listened to the hits. wow!

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Hell yeah

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Typische Henrix sound: virtuoos, maar blaast me niet altijd omver

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quick, snappy, fun. Hey Joe is a fucking anthem and this is the (2nd) best version. Jimi's got a great set of pipes on him aside from his obvious talent on the guitar.

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First, if you took guitar lessons as a young teen and didn't learn "Take Five" by The Dave Brubeck Quartet did you even take lessons at all?? I can still whittle my way around that melody on the ol' jingle axe. Great stuff. And connected to the Hendrix record via the exact same guitar teacher! My favorite song of the bunch is "May This Be Love." That was on the soundtrack for the movie Singles, no? Regardless, I remember hearing it in the mid-90s as I was getting into things like Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins and realizing that Hendrix had more in common with alternative music than with the Doobie Bros. This shit is timeless in an earned way. I can still listen to "Hey Joe" and actively enjoy it. Which is nuts. Also, I mean damn... that rhythm section could straight kill an entire marching band.

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This, to the younger version of me, was the entrepot to a world of music I couldn't even conceive of existing. Simply, I'd never heard guitar like this. 'Foxy Lady' has probably enjoyed the longest afterlife - and it is a priapic blooter of gigantic proportions - but as I've got older, it's the more subtle tracks that have revealed their charms to me. That outro solo to 'May This Be Love' is one of the most lyrical guitar parts I've ever heard. Magic stuff.

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I haven't listened to this in a long time. Jimi became a t-shirt in the 90s, along with Morrison and some other folks, and it sort of felt cliche to be into Jimi Hendrix. But jesus, listening to this - his playing can't be overhyped. And add to that his vocal performance which just makes you believe everything that comes out of his mouth. Song for song this is one of the best albums ever made. It's practically a greatest hits collection. Except for that last song. Woof.

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Obviously there is truly some remarkable guitar work to be found here. That's Jimi's strength and it is mighty. That's not quite enough to get this album a 5 star from me though. Jimi isn't a bad singer, but he's nothing special. He certainly doesn't hurt anything with his vocals but nothing is really elevated either. There's also a few songs that aren't really that good. Third Stone From Earth grated on my nerves. This would be a 5 star album for influence and guitar work. Unfortunately factoring in some grievances and nitpicks I have to max it out at 4. I'm sure this has enough 5's that no one will be too upset.

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One of the most iconic rock albums of all time, the medium of electric guitar is probably nowhere near the same if this album is not made. The popular songs, Purple Haze, Fire, Hey Joe, Foxy Lady etc. are all great, plus songs like Manic Depression or I Don't Live Today are great deeper cuts.

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Yeah this rules obviously. The guitar playing is dirty and the production is still very interesting with great use of stereo space especially on the wonderfully psychedelic Third Stone From The Sun. Not much else to say, a classic for a reason.

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Great classic rock album. Peppered with absolute iconic songs that defined that era of rock. I also enjoyed a few of the lesser known songs, as they felt a bit more like a jam session than a fully produced song.

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This is the debut album from Jimi Hendrix and his bandmates. It was immediately successful, and is regarded as the greatest album debut in rock music history. Hendrix established a new method of rock and psychedelic music with his genius songwriting and talented guitar playing. Psychedelic rock was at its height when Jimi Hendrix was creating music like this. He was taken from this life far too soon, but his amazing work lives on with albums like this one. Everyone under the sun needs to listen to this album at least once. But just once won't be enough.

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Now Jimi played guitar Jamming good with Weird and Gilly And The Spiders from Mars He played it left hand But made it too far Became the special man Then we were Jimi's Band Jimi really sang Screwed-up eyes and screwed-down hairdo Like some cat from Japan He could lick 'em by smiling He could leave 'em to hang He came on so loaded, man, Well-hung, snow-white tan So where were the spiders While the fly tried to break our balls? Just the beer light to guide us So we bitched about his fans And should we crush his sweet hands? Oh yeah Jimi played for time Jiving us that we were Voodoo The kids was just crass He was the naz With God-given ass He took it all too far But boy, could he play guitar Making love with his ego Jimi sucked up into his mind (ah) Like a leper messiah When the kids had killed a man I had to break up the band Jimi played guitar

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confusing as shit this, should i have listened to the UK release or should i have listened to the US release? the hendrix estate are also shit hot at getting things taken off yootoob, which is my preferred listening platform so that was muddled as fook with all sorts of random live versions. most confusing of all is why the american version felt it necessary to put an E in the word Foxy (foxey). the 60s were wild. anyway music, i had in my head that this was a rubbish album from some sort of previous listen years ago. i was wrong, this is very good. Maybe i was listening to the wrong release and one is better than the other. I'm no longer in my stoner rock days, as i aint got time for that shit, but i am now in my i wish i was better at guitar days so hendrix genuinely does melt my mind.

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Classic

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Beautiful, as always, this never gets old

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Already listened

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I hate single-side panned vocals. I'd rather have mono for Purple Haze than this overly stereo version. Other tracks are better. But ya, this is good Jimi Hendrix, what else is there to say?

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Relaxed psychadellic rock

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I never really think of this as much of an album, just a load of songs with Jimi Hendrix playing guitar on, but there's so much good stuff. The drummer is amazing, and no one has ever made a guitar sound like Hendrix

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8/10 Best Song - Fire

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Not a Hendrix head but I can appreciate the impact he had on music and I especially enjoy his guitar shreds in here

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Hard to find fault with such a classic... And yet I will. Minus 1 star for stupid fucking stereo.

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4.25

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Another amazing debut album. Never really thought about it much before but as distinctive as Jimi's voice was, it wasn't really that great. He was a guitarist, first and foremost. But he made it work and really crushed this album.

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4.5 Classic 7 Classics! Foxy Lady, Fire, Hey Joe, Are You Experienced?, Manic Depression, Purple Haze and the Wind Cries Mary. The rest of the songs are just damn good - including May This Be Love, I Didn't Live Today, Third Stone From the Sun, Stone Free and Love or Confusion,

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Heftig elguitar, blues rock, spektakulært

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this was sick. obviously like one of the most talented guitarists of all time. it's a little much when it's a full album of it but i think it'd be a great kinda badass driving album

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You know, Hendrix.

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Groundbreaking yet in total a bit underwhelming, not my favourite style of rock so the spark didn't fly

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It was good

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I like it 3/5

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Never really listened to Jimi but i know he is very highly regarded.. Sounds very trippy. I know Hendrix did psychedelics so it's expected. After: not really my cup of tea. Nice songs but nothing memorable. 5/10 respectfully

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This had more hits than I remember. I've never listened to it all the way through before. What am I a fucking hippy?

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To experienced to my taste, I need an acid!

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I was expected something better. 3.5

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Couple bangers, a lot of stuff that I found bland

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Jimi!

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A true classic.

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Really great album. Really like "May this be love (waterfall)"... However, it's not very likely that I will listen to this album more than once every couple of months.

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Grandes temas con algunos mas suaves. Curioso escuhar algunos originales que ya habían versionado.

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i quite enjoyed the album

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Pretty cool

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A real early classic rock album that inspired many artists and bands over the years. Very repetitive however, and didn’t have the same effect on me as it had on so many other listeners clearly.

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Probably Hendrix’ best. Many very good songs, surrounded by too much fluff.

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I had forgotten that I quite like this album. Lots of twiddly guitars and smooth voices.

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Can an album be too well loved? No doubt that the songs are fantastic but when I listen to them I can just hear echoes of guitar enthusiasts singing along with every riff and that spoils it for me.

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Okay so, the thing is, I find it hard to understand the appeal of guitar solos, I would like to be able to enjoy them but I just feel nothing when I hear one. Do other people feel something or is it more about abstractly appreciating the skill of the guitar player? I know intellectually that Hendrix was one of the greatest guitarists that ever lived, and listening to it I can hear it's really fast and complex and would take a very very long time to get the hang of -but it doesn't communicate anything to me when i'm listening to it. Maybe the reason I don't respond in the way that other people do is because I don't play guitar and I'm not really musical. Would like to know other people's thoughts on this.

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Not my cup of tea

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This album is like Tea; it's not my cup of it, but I understand why people like it. I'm not a personal fan of the nitty gritty guitar noises, but I know some do. Favorite track: Stone Free

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I've never really listened to Hendrix beyond what you hear in movies/pop culture/the few songs that get radio airtime. Almost every track feels like it's about 4 hours long, some interesting musical progression, but largely it feels like a product of its time, maybe it's the Seinfeld effect in that I've heard so much of what Hendrix influenced, that this now doesn't fit where it should in the history of rock/music. I can understand the love people have for this, but maybe it's beyond my smooth monkey brain.

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Lyssnade på den amerikanska utgåvan. Coolt och banbrytande! Självklart är Hendrix gitarrspelande och sång utomordentligt, med förvånades även över hur mycket jag uppskattade Noel Reddings bas och Mitch Mitchells trummor. Tillsammans en väldigt bra coherent experience. Första och sista låtarna (US), Purple Haze och Are You Experienced?, känns som de mest klassiska, och det var även de som jag hade hört innan. Fenomenala båda två. Hey Joe har härligast melodi. Gillar även The Wind Cries Mary. Third Stone from the Sun är spacead och spännande. Tyvärr lite för många låtar på främst A-sidan som inte blir bättre än okej. 3.5/5 Bästa låt: Hey Joe.

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n/a

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It's okay. I like Jimi's confidence, and some moments here are great. Some songs remind me of great bar crawls we had. But as an album this thing is rather repetative.

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Fantastic use as an expose of Hendrix’s guitar style. Good for laying back and listening.

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I feel like I need to be stoned to listen to this. It's not easy to have on as background music while I do other work.

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Decent album. Will probably listen again.

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Some awesome songs, but lots of filler imo. Though I did not listen to the back half ..

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Made car speakers very static filled and was not awful but not that entertained.

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I never really got Hendrix.

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Father of todays guitarists. Not totally my taste, but legendary

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3/5

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It's nice, although I prefer the other Hendrix album we had, couldn't get into this one as much

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I liked this one a lot less than the other two Jimi Hendrix albums we've had. It felt a bit too chaotic and not entirely fleshed out to me. Just not really convincing.

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Decent album. Enjoyed a few of the songs but I tend to tire of Jimi Hendrix. Purple Haze is super iconic though. 3.5/5

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Good guitar sounds

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Good

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Revolutionary in its time, and packed with so many of his big hits. Not for me but I appreciate it

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Guitar 5, Lyrics 2.

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meh, totally not my cup of tea

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Muy largo. Guitarreo. Rollo.

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Wayne's World flashbacks. Bangers (Foxy Lady, Wind Cries Mary, Fire, Manic Depression, Purple Haze) alone are worth four stars, but it's down to three cos of the filler.

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some classics

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A few stone-cold classics, lots of filler

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Ok

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This guy was pretty good at guitar

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Class banter that lad

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She wasn't experienced, Jimi. She was very much under-experienced as you well know. I'm surprised you got away with it. You knew her age. Fuckin' disgusting.

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Debut from Jimi Hendrix: it has some of the classic Hendrix songs but I prefer Electric Lady Land. This is quintessential psychedelic rock but I am not that fuzzed, also there's quite a few fillers on the album and I would likely be more excited if it was more clear cut.

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It's alright...

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I know this is a blind spot but I just don’t get much out of listening to Hendrix at all.

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Best three piece in the world possibly. BUT not the greatest songwriter by a country mile. Jimi should have just covered songs for his short life. These just don’t stand the test of time lyrically. As instrumentals they are brilliant. Cover art : Jimi asked for the original cover to be changed to this for US release. Don’t love it but it captures the era and movement and probably the state of his mind at times.

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Not a huge fan of hendrix, think it sounds very dented

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Not my genre i'm afraid.

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I imagine Hendrix sounded amazing when he arrived on the scene, unlike anything else. Now though, so many people have done so much better. He's obviously a legend and all, can't dispute that, but I struggle to listen to him for too long without finding it annoying. A couple of tracks here are fine, a whole album is too much for me.

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need to be on psychedelics to enjoy I think

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Like, I feel like I could have just listened to 5 songs over and over for an hour and I would not have noticed anything different to this.

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Don't really like the bluesy tuneless vocals. I like the grungy tones being produced, but some of the weirder experimentation goes on too long.

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Not my style at all.

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Ik vind het een beetje wazige muziek. Heeft iets van soul maar dan op een heel traag tempo. Ik denk dat dit wel lekker klinkt bij een dikke joint. **

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Boring

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Fine, I think this would be a lot more impactful if I didn't have all the music of the 70s and 80s that I grew up with

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I try and try again to like JH. Just not my sound. So many top hits on this album that we have all heard 1000's of times. Still just does not cut it for me. Sorry Jimi.

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Average

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1/12/2020

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Annoying and dumb

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Fucking amazing.

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