The Animals (studio album) by The Animals

The Animals by The Animals
Year: 1964
Overall rank: 2,513th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 136 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1964 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (230th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,513th)
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From 12/14/2020 18:37
63/100

Best tracks: The House of the Rising Sun, I'm Mad Again
Worst tracks: Blue Feeling, Baby Let Me Take You Home, Night Time Is the Right Time, I've Been Around
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From 10/25/2020 02:31
Straight ahead, well produced (especially for 1964) garage rock albums. Eric Burdon has one of the best voices in rock and the rest of the band sounds great. Gets a little bit repetitive towards the back half of the album, but taken in bites this is a great slice of early rock music.
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From 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 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 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. Kinks by The Kinks
9. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
10. Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke
11. The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan
12. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
13. Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie
14. "Live" At The Star-Club, Hamburg by Jerry Lee Lewis And The Nashville Teens
15. Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles
16. Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock
17. The Animals by The Animals
18. The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones
19. Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet
20. Pain In My Heart by Otis Redding
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