Cold Fact (studio album) by Rodriguez

Cold Fact by Rodriguez
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 1,065th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 229 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1970 (34th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (235th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,065th)
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Cold Fact is ranked as the best album by Rodriguez.

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80/100 (from 229 votes)
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From 01/17/2020 21:03
This album is absolutely brilliant. The lyrics are phenomenal. 10/10
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75/100
From 12/27/2019 21:13
Got to check this album out after watching the Sugar Man documentary on Netflix. Really good album, criminal that this didn't sell even remotely as well as it should have.
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70/100
From 09/28/2019 17:23
Well ain't this a hidden gem. The songs do feel like 1970 but the production feels 1960, which somehow works pretty well! The lyrics are consistently entertaining, and it all feels a little Bob Dylanish minus a harmonica.

Favorites: Sugar Man, Only Good for Conversation, Crucify Your Mind, I Wonder

PS: Cold Play?
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80/100
From 04/17/2019 16:04
Not the hidden treasure it has been purported to be. It's okay. "Cold Play" contains some rudimentary comparison to Dylan, James Taylor, Cat Stevens and other singer/songwriters of the time. I'm from the Southwest Detroit area where Rodriguez plied his trade. There are still plenty of street poets roaming the same streets where Rodriguez roamed. I don't find his lyrics that revelatory of 60-70s street life. What is most endearing about this album is the production and the contributions of the Funk Brothers second wave.
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95/100
From 12/05/2018 17:30
I heard the music before I saw the movie so I have a more unbiased view of the album, and I must say it deserves all the praise it gets. The songwriting is spectacular, and Rodriguez’s lyricism is on par with Bob Dylan’s. I especially love the forlorn imagery that the last song paints. I wonder how different music would be now if this was more popular back in the day. Also, a shame that Gamorrah is on this album as it is the only trash song he ever wrote.
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85/100
From 12/01/2017 14:33
One who should've been classic. Just like Forever Changes, massively underappreciated. Endless amound of masterpiece songs. Crucify your mind and Inner city blues are the best
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From 11/15/2017 19:58
This is awsome. Really fucking good.
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From 09/13/2016 11:42
I don't think it's the lost classic it's portrayed as by some. No I've not seen the film and watching that I'm sure helps you appreciate him more. I've been aware of him since David Holmes and andy votel had the first two tracks in their mixes, and both are fantastic cuts. Hate street dialogue and rich folks hoax are very good too. But I was expecting more considering that and the fact it features the funk brothers. Also it's nothing like Dylan. I can see the Donovan comparison though but if he'd had the same team play on his stuff from this period then I guess it would be a lot better. I think we can use the O word. I'm off to play some Donovan. Feel free to click unhelpful.
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75/100
From 06/23/2015 14:34
Like the rhythms of the inner city enclaves that permeate here, wish that prevailed over the Dylan imitations.
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From 12/17/2014 19:37
A favourite, like the movie said, for most white Saffies, myself included. But really NOT the soundtrack of the anti-apartheid movement. Most black South Africans had never heard of this guy.
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