Yardbirds (Roger The Engineer) (studio album) by The Yardbirds

Yardbirds (Roger The Engineer)
Yardbirds (Roger The Engineer) by The Yardbirds
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 1,984th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 188 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1966 (24th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (181st)
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 188 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.9/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 10.5.

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70/100
From 08/19/2020 15:37
Nutz! Did not expect that. Rating (72.91)
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From 12/12/2019 19:01
I really like this album. The guitars are the clear driving force of the album and it's sometimes hard to focus on anything else because of how good Jeff Beck is. The vocals are good and the songwriting has a whimsical element to it that gained more popularity in years to come. They were clearly trying a lot of different things when making this record as is evidenced by the litany of different sounds throughout the album. It's chaotic and fun. I find that some of the inadequacies of the recording come off as quirky. I like the poorly recorded electric guitar on "I Can't Make Your Way" for example. "He's Always There" (which would be sampled by the Pussycat Dolls some 40 years later) on the other hand suffers at the hands of poor production in my opinion. Beck's guitar could be higher in the mix on some songs. Thought neither mix is particularly great, I prefer the stereo to the mono. "Eccentric" would be good word to describe this album.
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From 04/14/2019 23:16
I was a bit partial to The Yardbirds e.g "Heart Full of Soul", but didn't expect this album would be anything special, despite it being ranked in Rolling Stone mag's top 500, thought it would be standard British, '60s pop/rock, a little alien to me. I found it to be a great listen, better than much of the British pop before it and the psychedelia after it. Just better riffs, melodies, lyrics, concepts, everything. Of course it's notable that before this album, The Yardbirds' albums did not contain many of their own compositions at all. Suddenly they were releasing all originals and some very interesting ones at that, especially for the time.
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70/100
From 05/16/2018 02:35
A bit inconsistent but a good guitar based blues rock.
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65/100
From 01/20/2018 15:25
Not as straightforward as I expected, but not as good either.
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75/100
From 02/04/2015 03:58
The best Yardbirds album. Consistently good tunes and playing (Jeff Beck on lead for this edition of the group)with effective period psychedelic overtones. The standout tune is "Over, Under, Sideways, Down."
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From 01/25/2015 13:30
Best Track: Over, Under, Sideways, Down
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From 12/24/2014 19:11
For all the praise heaped on the Yardbirds by those lucky enough to have seen them live, the band always seemed vexed by the studio.
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85/100
From 10/05/2014 21:36
Consistent and strong. Only problem was that no songs stuck out to me.
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90/100
From 06/17/2012 21:51
Rovers said pretty much everything I would have liked to say about this record. Though The Yardbirds were not known as an album-oriented band, Roger and the later Little Games show the band at their most adventurous and innovative. To me, there are some down moments here, but the highs are very high indeed—among the best music of the decade: "Lost Woman," "Rack My Mind," "Jeff's Boogie," "Over, Under, Sideways, Down," and especially the bonus tracks "Mr. Zero" and the psychedelic rave-up "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago," which contains one of my favorite guitar solos ever. Come to think of it, that solo may be surpassed only by the outro guitar solo on "Rack My Mind." Oh, my! Jeff Beck and Company are superb.
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