Crazy Rhythms (album) by The Feelies

Crazy Rhythms
Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies (1980)
Overall rank: 622nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 350 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (93rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (622nd)
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Crazy Rhythms is ranked as the best album by The Feelies.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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From Charade 05/20/2019 05:22
Reminds me of the Modern Lovers. Pretty solid.
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70/100
From JoaoMoreira 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 Jimmy Dread 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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50/100
From timtooky 03/09/2014 21:13
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From jstreets 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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100/100
From kandyman12 05/22/2012 20:10
Flawless
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From Seanzey B Goode 03/12/2012 01:10
"Raised Eyebrows" is just about the most teenage song of all time.
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70/100
From hairymarx1 03/23/2011 21:43
'Crazy Rhythms' is a folk-rock and 'bubblegum' classic. The overall sound is icy and alienating, like an android clone of the Byrds. The playing is almost amateurish in its simplicity of delivery but paradoxically geometrically complex in its structure. The strumming guitars are played frantically, whilst the melodies have the feeling of being electronically 'processed' to create a neurotic rhythm and decadent minimilist trance that has delusions of the Velvet Underground with hints of Jonathan Richman. The jingle-jangle of British guitar bands of the 1980s like Orange Juice, the Only Ones and the Pooh Sticks clearly adopted the Feelies approach. But what sets 'Crazy Rhythms' apart is the fluency with which the band merge traditional genres such as vaudeville and country & western while injecting Eastern pastoral elements allied to lethal doses of the modern elements: bursts of psychedelic guitar, obsessive repetitions of patterns, hypnotic vocals and exasperated percussion. Probably the highlight is the 'acid' jam of the title track. The song combines a demonic quality to tight arrangements which oscillate between transcendence and ecstatic detached decadence. It also appears as a kind of alien 'drama' without climax or end. The vocal harmonies are humble, and the sound so ascetic as to be sometimes more similar to the Gregorian canon than to rock music.
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From mikeyskywalker 06/08/2010 23:11
Really good album! Not one bad song and two pretty sweet covers.
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From The Gollux 04/30/2010 21:30
oh yeah..."everybody's got something to hide..." is on this album. its just missing from the track listing for some reason.
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