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Are You Experienced (album) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience 

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Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)
Overall rank: 30th   Overall chart history
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1967 (4th)
Top 20 albums of the 1960s (11th)
Top 50 albums of all time (30th)

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Are You Experienced is ranked as the best album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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Members who like this album also like: Revolver by The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles and Abbey Road by The Beatles.

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From aubameyang11 14 hours ago
I Don't Live Today is probably my favorite Jimi Hendrix song.
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From Ben4 03/25/2017 03:41
Great debut from the greatest guitarist of all time. While I think his later albums are a little more cohesive and artistic, this one has some great songs, like Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Wind Cries Mary, Foxy Lady and more.
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From Komorebi-D 03/23/2017 08:32
What can I say that hasn't already been said? Let's see.. nothing comes to mind. This a pscyh, blues, acid rock masterclass!
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From hereforashortime 03/08/2017 17:30
I didn't expect to like this as much as I did, but I was really pleasantly surprised with this
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From ECUpirate 01/13/2017 17:30
Purple Haze : 100
Manic Depression: 100
Hey Joe: 100
Love or Confusion: 90
May This Be Love: 100
I Don't Live Today: 90
The Wind Cries Mary: 100
Fire: 90
Third Stone From The Sun: 100
Foxey Lady: 85
Are You Experienced?: 100
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From jmo32087 01/07/2017 14:34
I inherited my father in laws Hendrix collection on vinyl, simply amazing stuff and he took great care of the albums. I think I lean more towards Axis as an album but there are just some amazing tracks on AYE. What an incredible output from a one of a kind artist. My second favorite Hendrix album and likely in the back of my top 100.
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From discojets1 12/25/2016 02:22
godly.
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From jackbrown8786 12/11/2016 02:37
how are so many ppl saying the american version is better? it's the first I heard and I'm american but it's clearly inferior even though the average track is stronger. it changes the whole narrative. opening with foxy lady and continuing with songs like "manic depression," "love or confusion," and "I don't live today" BEFORE "may this be love" and "fire" is like this: he meets a girl he really likes at first but who ends up making him feel terrible. then he finds someone he really loves before it gets really weird and psychedelic in the last couple tracks. maybe his love is just LSD? maybe no one even really thought about the track listing but it just so happened to be perfect, it doesn't matter, it works.

the american version puts the opener in between the last 2 songs, which destroys the flow and feels like listening to a greatest hits album. it puts "may this be love" in between "love or confusion" and "I don't live today,"... but not before a cover song, which makes it feel like it started a narrative after the cover that's just going from point A to point B, back to point A again: love sucks, love's awesome, love sucks again. even worse, "fire" comes on immediately after and suddenly love's awesome again. given the earlier songs "manic depression" and "love or confusion," it isn't the worst narrative and it's believable, but it's somewhat silly and immature. it just throws a couple random songs (however perfect) and a cover (however perfect) in between everything. it's just wrong. if they needed to mess with it, "purple haze" could have appropriately gone b4 the final 2 weird tracks and wind cries mary and the cover could have been tacked onto the end, but foxy lady needs to open it. really there was no reason to mess with the track listing though, it's one of the best albums of all time. but it's just a great guitar album if you have the US version.

imagine there's another version of Dark Side of the Moon, but they just moved "time" in between the last 2 tracks, threw "another brick in the wall" in the middle of it, switched the order of a couple tracks in the middle, and opened it with "wish you were here." seriously, just take a sec to imagine that. then imagine you hear ppl say that it's the best version. it's the same goddamn thing and everyone saying the american version is best would be saying the same thing about the fictional DSotM version. in other words, you're basically ridiculous to an alien level that I can't seem to wrap my head around. you don't take a classic album and mess with it like this. generally, I look at all the progress we've made in the last couple centuries and it's pretty impressive... but then I hear s*&^ like what you guys are saying in here and I think we need to start burning ppl at the stake again.
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From albumceleste 11/01/2016 22:00
The way his guitar sounded was unique at the time. Nobody was forward than him in terms of electric guitar sound. Period.

The songwriting is overall very good. Some tracks may not seem like such a big thing from today standpoint but we have to remember that nothing sounded like that at the time (I'm thinking about Are you exp?, I don't live today, Remember, Love or confusion, Can you see me, May this be love).
And then of course we got the 5 star songs of the record:
Foxy lady and Fire are blues-riffs-on-steroids heavy tracks; Manic depression is a 3/4 very unusual track with maniac riffs coming out from the speakers until an outstanding solo ends all that mess; Red house is standard 12bar blues done the way it's supposed to be done: with a deep feeling; and lastly 3rd stone from the Sun, a marvel where surf, jazz and psychedelia meets up for a hell of a ride.

It simply is one of those records that changed the surface of popular music, mostly because it started an earthquake among fellow musicians. The impact on his colleagues was instantaneous.
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Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground And Nico by The Velvet Underground And Nico
3. The Doors by The Doors
4. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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