Get The Knack (studio album) by The Knack

Get The Knack by The Knack
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 4,677th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
69/100 (from 108 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1979 (78th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (824th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,677th)
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THE KNACK - Get The Knack (My Sharona) - 12" Vinyl Record LP - VG
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THE KNACK - Get the Knack CD (Capitol, 1999)
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69/100 (from 108 votes)
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From 06/01/2022 15:56
Clássico do power pop!!
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From 09/30/2021 10:06
Nothing groundbreaking, but a fun and catchy record that is much, much more than My Sharona. The lyrical content is trite and honestly pretty sexist, but ignore that (which is fairly easy to do), and it's full of great tunes.
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From 04/19/2019 21:07
Sophomoric? Undoubtedly. Catchy as Hell? Hell, yes! Easily dismissed as only the idiot riff of "My Sharona" The Knack put together a near perfect combination of guitars, beats and adolescent frustration as an alt-pop confection. One of my favorites.
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From 08/13/2016 06:19
1 hit wonder..... move along........
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From 05/25/2016 13:57
My Sharona is a kick-ass single with one of the greatest octave hooks of all time, and it tricked a lot of people into buying an album that would have been a zero without that single. This thing is a mess. (And yes, I bought it when it came out and still have it in the SHAME section of my collection, hanging out with Naked Eyes and The Partridge Family.)
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From 02/04/2016 15:15
One of the greatest pop singles of all time in My Sharona, this band was very talented all around. Good Girls Don't, Your Number or Your Name, Oh Tara. Monster album at the time and it holds up well.
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From 12/22/2013 21:05
Not session guys, so your entire premise is flawed. Raw, energetic rock & roll from a young, hungry band that was killed not by fans, but by the press. This album has as much energy as anything produced in the decade. Or the one after it.
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From 02/09/2011 19:07
People hate this band because they listen to the rock & roll press. The press hated them...and they killed them. Get The Knack is a very good album. Too bad we were all told it wasn't by writers who didn't like the fact that they were inaccessible to them. This is that next great Cheap Trick album that never came.
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From 02/08/2011 07:35
Good drummer-
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