The Cars (studio album) by The Cars
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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.
Overplayed to death on local New England radio stations, but I can't deny that it was instrumental to the New Wave sound.
The first three tracks are classic rock radio staples and for good reason. Some of the best examples of radio friendly pop rock. There's some gold in the deep cuts too. It gets to the point where almost any of the songs had some single potential. This album could probably be considered a bit ahead of its time and The Cars aged very well when the 80s hit.
Ushered in the synth-rock/ new wave era with Blondie in the late 70s and we still benefit from it! Bands like The Killers, The Strokes (especially in their last few albums), and Pulp obviously draw some great inspiration from Ocasek and this album. Great stuff!
Pop rock super eficiente, sem afetação! Excelente.
A straight classic rock album. Love it.
Very good debut & their best album.
One of the great debuts in rock history.
An incredible debut album by a pioneering new wave American band! R.I.P. Ric Ocasek who passed away today. I'm so glad they were inducted into the RRHOF last year.
Favorite Tracks:My Best Friend's Girl, Bye Bye Love
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