The Animals (album) by The Animals

The Animals
The Animals by The Animals (1964)
Overall rank: 3,394th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 110 votes)
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ANIMALS The Best Of Sampler RARE UK promo CD single
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The Animals 45 RPM record We Gotta Get Out Of This Place/I Can't Believe It 7" K
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From albumceleste 10/15/2016 00:28
A very strong debut. Maybe even better than the Rolling Stones 64 debut.
The band sound very tight and clear, and the bass lines are glorious.
A commonplace would be to say that "House of the rising sun" is the highlight. HOTRS is the best track, but the real highlight is Eric Burdon's powerful and deep voice through the entire record. His performance is almost unbelievable.
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From gtroda 01/24/2015 20:38
The first track is deservedly the best known, but there are some other strong tracks here as well. Solid debut.
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From junodog4 09/04/2012 22:59
Naples is right... House of the Rising Sun is an all-time epic track.
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Best Albums of 1964
1. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
2. Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz & João Gilberto
3. The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan
4. Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
5. Out To Lunch! by Eric Dolphy
6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
7. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica by The Ronettes
8. "Live" At The Star-Club, Hamburg by Jerry Lee Lewis
9. Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles
10. Kinks by The Kinks
11. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
12. Jazz På Svenska by Jan Johansson
13. Pain In My Heart by Otis Redding
14. Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke
15. The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones
16. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
17. Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet
18. The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan
19. Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie
20. Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock

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