Sunday, April 15, 2007

260 . Eagles - Eagles (1972)

Track Listing

1. Take It Easy
2. Witchy Woman
3. Chug All Night
4. Most Of Us Are Sad
5. Nightingale
6. Train Leaves Here This Morning
7. Take The Devil
8. Earlybird
9. Peaceful Easy Feeling
10. Tryin'


Finally! A not very good album! I was getting tired of 9's and 10's. So here come the Eagles, and what can we say about them? The world of folk rock is poorer since they showed up. This is actually not so much the fault of the Eagles, but of all the shit they've inspired. Still, they're not very good, the whole album is pedestrian with the exception of a couple of songs.

The Eagles are boring, uninteresting, formulaic and destroying a great tradition of music which we have been charting here with people like CSNY and each individual C S N and Y. But of course any successful enough genre will eventually be dumbed down to the lowest common denominatior, something we saw with Slade as related to the glam phenomenon for example.

The album isn't excrutiating, you can actually nod your head to some of the songs and even really crappy ones like Witchy Woman have brilliant kitsch factor, but the shine fades really fast. You just start thinking, my life is to short to be listening to this more than a couple of times. Songs like Chug All Night are pretty dismal almost a precursor to Billy Ray Cyrus in style, its Achy Breaky Heart country-rock stylings fail to impress.

After being spoiled by so much good stuff lately this is a real disappointment... still, I didn't expect anything great from the Eagles, we have Hotel California to look forward to... or not. Get it at Amazon UK or US.

Track Highlights

1. Earlybird
2. Take It Easy
3. Witchy Woman
4. Take The Devil(and sticking this in the highlights is a bit of a stretch)

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Eagles is the first studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1972. (see 1972 in music). In 2003, the album was ranked number 374 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

How sexy are they? Here's Earlybird, the only actually pretty good song on the album:

Back to good albums!


Anonymous said...

Eu por acaso gosto muito do álbum "Desperado" e das canções "New Kid in Town" e "The Last Resort" do Hotel California. Mas, há algumas cançoes que enfim...

um abraço
jorge vicente

Francisco Silva said...

Claro, mas acho que em geral todos os grupos musicais tem uma ou duas musicas que nao chateiam ou ate que se gosta. Hey, eu gosto do Toxic da Britney Spears... Nao quer dizer que nao ache que a Britney e uma bosta pegada.