Surrealistic Pillow (studio album) by Jefferson Airplane
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.7/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.6.
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There are some exceptional moments on here that outshine most of the other tracks on the record as the rest feel more like filler. This leads to an inconsistent listen for me as there is quite a bit of music that isn't extremely captivating or engaging. When the music is good it is fantastic however, with She Has Funny Cars, Somebody To Love, Today and White Rabbit being prime examples of this. Overall, this is an up and down release that leads to a pretty good album on the whole.
Great psychedelic pop/rock and White Rabbit sounds like a masterpiece.
A great representative of the west coast music style. It still has that folksy element, but JP is clearly moving towards more psychedelic rock elements.
Track picks White Rabbit, Today, Somebody to Love, How do you feel.
So not so bad for a second album which quite soon became an essential part of the 1967 movement.
I like it for White Rabbit. The rest I can take or leave.
I'm glad Jefferson Starship has a place this high on the chart, because although this music is not for everybody, it is super cool.
A surprisingly dynamic album. There's aggressive moments like on Somebody to Love, and then there's moments of tranquility like on Comin' Back to Me. I love White Rabbit, the way it builds, releases, and it ends abruptly. It was also really influential to the burgeoning San Francisco psychedelic rock scene.
In some ways, this album is the beginning of the end of what was good about 1960s San Francisco's musical influence. But it's a grand pronouncement to the world.
2 smash hits of all time. the rest bluesy jazzy stuff
Best tracks: Somebody to Love, How Do You Feel, White Rabbit
Worst tracks: She Has Funny Cars, Comin Back to Me, 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds
A landmark album for psychedelic music with iconic songs like “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”. Outside of those two songs there is a decent amount of substance to the record but there are also some songs that get stale after a few listens. The album’s influence can’t be questioned.
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