Something/Anything? (studio album) by Todd Rundgren

Something/Anything? by Todd Rundgren
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 1,237th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 312 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1972 (27th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (257th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,237th)
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CD 2481 TODD RUNDGREN Something / Anything? - 2 CD Set - 1972 Rhino Bearsville
Condition: Good

Todd Rundgren - Something / Anything (50th Anniversary Edition) [Colored Vinyl]
Condition: New

Todd Rundgren "Something/Anything" 2BX 2066 | 31,326 Terre Haute Press Vinyl LP
Condition: Used

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From 09/06/2022 15:53
A bit long but solid
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From 11/23/2021 03:50
Such a wonderful album from start to finish, made all the better by the studio chatter in a bunch of the tracks. It's a little front-heavy, but I think every song on this album is worth at least one listen.
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From 07/11/2021 17:24
Grande obra!
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From 06/18/2021 15:08
hard rockin couple of biggies
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From 01/23/2021 21:21
I appreciate this more for the ambition than the actual songs, but I could see that changing as I age with them.
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From 09/10/2020 20:24
I got exactly what I was expecting for. Somewhat generic 70s rock and roll sometimes verging on hard rock. But man, the songs are great!
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From 10/05/2019 13:41
The best of the overproduced late '60s. As with most artists that come a bit late to the party, you kinda wished the thing it reminisces actually sounded like it. A bit more catchy, production a bit too perfect, more crazy sound effects that the studio era has brought to flex on them girls. And that's exactly what that era had brought, now composition was something not only for classical music, now nerds could be cool, something that would become very clear in ten years. A hint- no, a whiff- no, a small breeze of new wave can be heard on "breathless", a joke about that weird-ass talkbox that sounds like you're in sleep paralysis and trying to scream. He's just joking around; he got all this technology and knows not the direction to take it in, so he does everything/anything, hell you should be able to do SOMEthing with all that goods that science brought. It has its charm to it, and it is remarkable on itself. And I feel like he doesn't take it too far on this album; he knows when to stop to keep things tasteful.
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From 09/20/2018 18:57
One of the most underrated albums and artists of all time. Could it have been trimmed down? Like most records longer than an hour absolutely yes. But this album was so incredibly forward looking and just chock full of great music that it's unbelievable that more people aren't talking about Todd Rundgren.
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From 01/24/2017 13:46
Tier List for my preferences of the tracks on this album:

Top: 1, 5, 8-11, 13, 15, 17, 22-25
High: 3, 4, 12, 16, 18
Neutral: 2, 6, 7, 14, 21
Low: 19, 20
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