Patti Smith-Horses (1975)

My Rating: 78% (B)

Pitchfork Rating: 94%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 86%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Gloria
  2. Redondo Beach
  3. Birdland
  4. Free Money
  5. Kimberly
  6. Break It Up
  7. Land of Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances/La Mer (De)
  8. Elegie
  9. My Generation

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Wanting to hear the beginnings of punk music.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Iconic. It’s one of those covers that bands want to recreate, but never will.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Not really, it’s fine on my shuffle, not really going to sit down and listen to the whole album again.

Final Thoughts:

I’m glad I sat down and experienced the Horses album as a whole. It was a unique experience. But not one that I’ll jump at going through again. Sure there are some wonderful tunes on this album, but there are other songs that are 10 minutes or so long that I was okay listening to the one time. Iconic? Sure. But vocally she got under my skin at times, especially when it got really trembly. Just not the kinda punk I rock to for the most part.

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