Something/Anything? (album) by Todd Rundgren

Something/Anything?
Something/Anything? by Todd Rundgren
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 1,102nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 251 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1972 (26th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (242nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,102nd)
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81/100 (from 251 votes)
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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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From 12/08/2016 20:12
Todd's White Album. For a double album it is remarkably consistent, and the highlights are spectacular. Lots to love here - brilliant record.
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From 07/11/2016 16:07
Not as insane as, a wizard, but an impressive album from an artist full of confidence. I love albums like this where an artist is given a free reign to do whatever the hell they want. A great record from one of music's lesser praised geniuses.
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From 06/29/2016 20:25
A great song cycle. Very nice album
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From 12/01/2015 00:12
- Immaculately produced sound-rollercoaster across many genres-

The Something/Anything has Something of Everything. It starts out with it's stand out track ''I Saw the Light'' followed by other Wilsonesque popperfection. It quickly tumbles into a texture landscape production wits and a mini-operette. An mind bobbeling record. Full of fun smart production and smooth songcraft as wel as instrumental experimentation.

Key tracks:
I Saw the Light
It Takes two to Tango
Hello It's me
It wouldn't have Made Any Difference
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From 02/12/2015 05:31
Rundgren's master stroke. It should be called Something/Everything since he pretty much does it all on this inspired smorgasbord of styles, ranging from hard rock and ballads to blue-eyed soul and grunge. And, of course, that tape hiss. Hugely influential, it is a miniature pop world unto itself.
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From 01/09/2015 06:51
Super square but also really creative. What a lovely combination. Brightens up the day!

In response to another comment, I think Disc 1 is better than disc 2...
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Best Albums of 1972
1. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
2. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
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6. Transformer by Lou Reed
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