6/10. Great beats. Some great tracks - is ‘Thin Line’ the first ever song consciously written about the ‘friend zone?’ - but overall not an awful lot of light and shade. A little underwhelming in places.
Plenty of songs on here I knew but had no idea were by The Temptations! Not necessarily an album I’d listen to all the time but definitely a good summer BBQ or driving album. 7/10 on first listen.
The Fab Four at their purest. Not an album I’ve consciously listened to for years - I’m generally a late Beatles man rather than early - but you can’t deny it’s brilliance. Lacking in sophistication in places but at a time when most bands needed to supplement their own material with covers, this is Lennon & McCartney honing their craft as songwriters. An album that will be studied alongside the work of the classical composters in years to come. Nothing on here is less than an 8/10 with the obvious hits that are nothing short of perfection. I will be revisiting soon. Consciously.