The Cars (studio album) by The Cars
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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 81.2/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.
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This always seems to be forgotten about in the subject of greatest ever debut albums. The opening three songs alone cement that. With the rest of the album also being top quality tracks this is one of the greater albums of the 70's.
A fantastic new wave record. Not many bands come out of the gate with their strongest record, but the Cars did. Given the strength of their discography, it’s not meant derogatorily either.
Ordinary pop music 🙁 No something special 🤷🏻♂️
A few classic pop rock tracks mixed with some filler cuts which makes for a solid record on the whole. Just What I Needed is extremely over played by the radio but the fact that it is still so amazing is a testament to the quality of the hook on there. It is so infectious that it is still very enjoyable after countless times hearing it. Moving In Stereo is my personal favourite track on here however with me singing it for days after hearing this record. Despite this, the record just lacks the consistency and deep cuts to be able to be considered amongst the elite albums. Songs like Don't Cha Stop ruin the pacing and flow of this record and completely take me out of the music. Overall, a solid release by the Cars and it has some of their best ever songs on here so it is a must listen.
Great 80s pop
As many people have said before, this is essentially The Cars' greatest hits album. Much like Boston's debut, there were other great songs by this band, but no subsequent album could match what they did right out of the gate. Every single song is worth listening to, from the classic roar of the opener Good Times Roll, to the incredibly quirky I'm in Touch with Your World, to the epic closing duo of Moving in Stereo/All Mixed Up. Essentially a perfect new wave/classic rock album.
Great album, this band sounds for me like more melodic version of Talking Heads and I love it.
The band, musically is OK. The hooks are pretty good, the lyrics are repetitive and oftentimes bubble gum.
But song after song sticks with you. I can’t put my finger on it other than to suggest that some bands are really, really good at writing crisp songs.
spectacular debut with many strong happy memories attached and oh and great songs. Rock
Listening to it now, it still sounds like the future of rock music. The Cars' debut blended new wave, synth-rock, hard rock, power pop and 50s rock n' roll/rockabilly into a tight, compact and extremely catchy package. It's amazing that the band managed to pack this level of quality into their debut album. Very fresh and unique sound for the time. Even when compared to 80s new wave/rock artists, I can't really think of any artists who sound like the Cars. And even after new wave died out in the late-80s, in the 90s and 2000s, you can definitely hear the influence of this album and the Cars in general on bands like Weezer, The Killers, Green Day, Teenage Fanclub, the Strokes, Fountains of Wayne, Jimmy Eat World, etc.
A must listen for any music listener.
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