Good album, but doesn't do it for me like, say, Moondance does.
This is just a fun album to listen to. It does a great job of taking ZZ Top's southern bluesy guitars and adding just enough new wave to really make some fun jams with some wide appeal.
Great album from a great singer and songwriter. I'm not sure if I like it more than The Point! or even Son of Schmilsson, but Jump Into the Fire and Coconut are such great songs. And his cover of Without You transformed it into the amazing ballad that every other cover since has tried emulating.
What a strong debut album. With several hit singles, it's got a great combination of new wave and post punk influenced indie rock.
Not super familiar with The Yardbirds, other than it being the starting place for Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, the latter being the only one present on this album (and it shows). It's clear this album serves as the bridge from blues roots to more psychedelia rock. I'm not sure I think any one track is stand out, nor even the album as a whole, but it's a great listen to see how music was very much evolving into new sounds in 1966.