💿 How Good Is It Really 💿 Horses

The smug, afro-beat appropriating prick comes in level with the smug, pro-hunting, mediocre drumming pricks and the smug, This Life approved coffee table trip hop pricks:


Now we have a proto-punk classic: it’s Patti Smith - Horses. How good is it really?


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Best track:

  • Gloria
  • Redondo Beach
  • Birdland
  • Free Money
  • Kimberly
  • Break It Up
  • Land
  • Elegie

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Next week’s album:

  • Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
  • Lift To Experience - The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads
  • The Cure - Disintegration
  • Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
  • New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies

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First heard Gloria when I was taken to the Return to the Forbidden Planet musical, where it’s used to close act one. Loved it ever since.

PS’s version is a lot more laid back but still great.

When I read the album’s title though I always hear it in the voice if PJ Harvey from that track off Stories from the city…


Stone cold ten. One of the best experiences of my whole life was seeing her play it live at Primavera 2015. Broke down in tears at the first line, stayed that way for the gig. An album that means so, so much to me.


I always think of this



Ooooh that’s a strong list this week, really any of them could make for good stuff.

Horses is a classic, obviously

One of those albums I feel I should like but I really just don’t.

No idea how to score as it’s a ‘don’t like’/10

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Yes but we’re all voting Lift to Experience, right?


Yes :rofl:

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Listened to this a few times at uni and thought it was alright but didn’t really connect with it. I’ll give it another go

4 10/10 albums in that poll and one I’ve never even heard of.

Oh mate, you’ve just lost about 5000 indie points

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Question is: is that the one you’ve picked?


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Definite 10. One of those ‘rock canon’ albums which 100% lives up to its reputation.

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I can’t get into it. Gloria is obvs one of the best cover versions of all time but there’s a stench of classic rock and coffee house poetry that just puts me off the rest of it.


An absolutely gleeful, giddy 1*

*if I had the courage of my convictions - I’ll probably try it again and go for a lukewarm 4.

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Seeing her and the Dalai Lama at Glastonbury was utterly surreal

I know exactly what you mean, but for me this is the record that justifies all of the awful ones that aspire to be like it.

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