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Big Star, #1 Record

Ardent/Stax, 1972, rock

B, 1966: A good rock record from a band that should be much better known than they are. Their sound was an influence for many who came later. Track pick: “Thirteen”, a very sweet song.

C, 2002: What a great album. Too bad it never did anything commercially but every song on here is great. Favorite was “Ballad of El Goodo”.

H, 1951: Definitely a great-sounding album. Nothing deep about the lyrics, but smoothly listenable, sounding a bit like The Beatles or The Byrds at times. Nice guitars, nice vocals. I think “Watch the Sunrise” was my favorite track.

Published 20 Jan 2020

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