Horses (album) by Patti Smith
In total, there are 13 music albums by Patti Smith which appear in the greatest album charts and Horses is ranked as the best.
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|NME16/10/76P18 PATTI SMITH : HORSES ALBUM & TOUR DATES ADVERT 15X5"
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Horses track list
|1.||Gloria: In Excelsis Deo; In Excelsis Deo Gloria||84/100 (62 votes)|
|2.||Redondo Beach||82/100 (44 votes)|
|3.||Birdland||82/100 (44 votes)|
|4.||Free Money||83/100 (46 votes)|
|5.||Kimberly||82/100 (41 votes)|
|6.||Break It Up||83/100 (43 votes)|
|7.||Land:; Horses Land Of A Thousand Dances La Mer(de)||84/100 (52 votes)|
|8.||Elegie||82/100 (43 votes)|
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This is just absolutely brilliant.
I love the middle trio of songs 'Free Money, Kimberly, and Break It Up'
This is very much a rock album but it's not really punk - but that doesn't mean I don't like it.
This is a beautiful album. It was my first introduction to Patti's music and remains my favourite because of that, but I would agree that Radio Ethiopia is a better album. I love the part where she beats her chest.
So on this album there is this really big song about horses or some dude. Basically his dad dies and leaves him a farm or something and then he screams at the sky and more horses are there. That is part one of the album, second part contains a lot of unhinged wonder It is an ambitious album is all I am saying. These songs must have taken a very long time to write and they are pulled off in different degrees. Sometimes works sometimes not. I like how she spelled the title of the song on Gloria. Effective and there is a gradual build up to that burst of euphoria. Free Money contains some of the better lyrics while being simple. Much of it melds together. It would take repeated listens to distinguish between tracks. Might be worth it.
As much a classic as 'Horses' is, 'Radio Ethiopia' is even better.
why the debate--it's a classic in every sense of the word--ground breaking at the time and still sounds fresh every time I hear it. Powerful and sweet--musical and poetic--great guitars and vocals. A+ song writing.
I agree with GavinB's point with regards to Patti's groundbreaking role as a key creative female figure within the band structure. I'm thankful for GavinB's reminder, because a proper critical recognition of this is long overdue. With 'Horses', the music is less structured than 'Radio Ethiopia' her ultimate masterpiece - the emphazis here is on her poetry. Still, Patti's visceral and feverish approach to her art is sincere. Her expressive tension is akin to a nervous breakdown, and the atmosphere she builds is hallucinatory, suspenseful and emotional. I can think of no comparable female artist who wears her emotional heart on her sleeve as Patti does. Key track: Break It Up.
This album may have arguably been an influence on punk, but I wouldn't really call it a "punk" album in the traditional sense. The first "real" punk album was the Ramones' debut.
I love this album but I also like her "Dream of Life' album, much more accessible, tighter structure, but the ferocity is still there...so many great songs on it, "People have the power" and "Where duty calls"...
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