Crazy Rhythms (studio album) by The Feelies

Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 680th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 410 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (102nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (680th)
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75/100
From 09/07/2022 01:12
Alright record
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From 08/05/2022 12:48
For me this is average new wave, nothing outstanding apart from some guitar parts that are catchy.
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75/100
From 01/20/2022 16:41
This album did not raise my eyebrows, pretty much 80 guitar pop influenced by earlier generations, nothing unforgettable despite being some kind of influence. Not much is heard in the airwaves today.
Zillion in a dozen
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50/100
From 01/11/2022 21:14
Not a fan of this record, everything I hear I just feel I can get better quality performances on other records. Such as the guitar and vocal which do take a lot from albums that they are clearly inspired by. It can also feel quite dull and bland at times. Despite this, Raised Eyebrows is a fantastic song that really demonstrates brilliant instrumentation. There a few other songs that match this quality but unfortunately it doesn't happen for every song. Overall, the consistency is the big problem for me and the lack of a truly original sound that would make them stand out makes me struggle to rate this record highly.
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60/100
From 10/24/2021 00:14
They try a lot of stuff, but execute everything poorly and devoid of emotion. Don't like it at all how they butchered "Everybody's got Something to Hide" (in my opinion a hidden gem on the White Album) into a soulless, hyperactive performance. For the rest: equally hyperactive; Ian Curtis wannabe vocals; guitar solos that come across rather as a second riff; and just dull overall.

If it was 1980, I would look out for this band's future projects, because it does sound promising. It's just executed poorly.
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85/100
From 05/20/2019 05:22
Reminds me of the Modern Lovers. Pretty solid.
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70/100
From 12/14/2017 02:45
This is at the same time a very standard and daring album.
It's all about freaky direct sounds weirdly mixed generating not great songs but a curious album listening.
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90/100
From 09/23/2015 18:25
Anyone who describes one of the most exciting and hypnotic jams of the 80s (i.e. the title track) as "(a) song (that) combines a demonic quality to tight arrangements which oscillate between transcendence and ecstatic detached decadence" needs to get out more.
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From 01/20/2014 23:36
A New York indie album of its time through and through. It's all there; Television's spooling guitar lines, the nervous energy of the Talking Heads, The Lou Reed (and occasionally Iggy Pop) vocal inflections, and more than a hint of the 60s freak folk that kicked all this off.
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