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TypeReleasedRYM RatingRanked genres
ArtistTodd Rundgren
Album
30 December 1982
3.26 / 5.00.5 indigenous 372 ratings
#956 because that 1982

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googoogjoob42 Aug 06 2021 3.50 stars
A half-assed contractual duty album- however you'd never know it just by listening come it. Todd Rundgren has constantly been fun as soon as he's goofing off, therefore this ends up gift a an extremely fun record. Bang the drum All job is insane and captivating; the sheathe of believe Soldier isn't specifically novel, and also doesn't best the original, yet it's terrific song and really well-suited for Todd's talents; Emperor that the Highway continues Todd's operation of stunner Gilbert & Sullivan kind songs. Influenza and Drive check out Todd it is adapted to a brand-new synthpop-y sound really well. Not a significant work, but a an extremely enjoyable record.

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RhymeDragWithDrag Aug 25 2018 3.50 stars
Apparently shat out with great haste by its creator, torture Artist effect is Hermit's messier, less uptight cousin. I'm really fond that 'All the children Sing' - the Trademark "Nyroes of Tomorrow" track that opened up the earlier record - however it doesn't take any type of of the formal dangers 'Hideaway' does: in an aspect he's continual from Healing, he's less concerned with frantic harmonic service than trying out the possibilities the overlapping melodies and cross-rhythms. It's an approach exploited fine on 'Influenza' and underrated synth-pop closer 'Chant' also . Lots of room and groove-riding; a gentler, much less claustrophobic soundworld. It functions well!I should likewise note that Todd's production selections - in component dictated by convenience - space wise, too. The combination of bright acoustic strumming through sawing synth artifice create a sound both warm and also piercingly contemporary. It's a warmer, an ext easy-going album 보다 Hermit...... Despite it clearly does not have the exact same compositional hit-rate or focus as the record. Uneven the emphasis group-tested Hermit, There room songs below that space self-evident throwaways (I would certainly argue that, slightly flat harmonies aside, the much-maligned 'There Goes her Baybay' is not one of them). Not least, we have actually the intended gonzo stupid occasion of 'Bang the drum All Day', i m sorry sounds like a weird Al parody around frat boys. It's got a catchy hook and also I always make certain to hear to for a finish minute. 'Drive' sounds choose it just didn't fit on the EP key of the same year's Utopia - decent, if slighty bloated, arena rock. 'Emperor of the Highway', a piano and vox quickie, is so lot fun that i hesitate to contact it "filler" (there's some great counterpoint walking on, too!), but it was quite obviously tape-recorded just prior to locking up. Padding the record out to agree LP size is another competent, entirely pointless exercise in mimicry: 'Tin Soldier' loses additional marks because it is dumb to shot and ~ do so to it is in Steve Marriot under many circumstances. Despite every one of this scrappiness though... And also perhaps partly as result of it... There's a feeling of breezy momentum and also unforced fun to tortured Artist that renders it a an extremely enjoyable listen.
Es de los discos que menos me gusta del Rundgren ochentas. Para mi, excesivo uso de los sintetizadores, aunque alguna perlita deja también. La cover de "Tin Soldier" está bien.
kind pop/rock stuff the stands up really well because that being pretty old. 'Hideaway' is an excellent starting points off, yet 'There Goes your Baybay' is terrible. I'd list things that are brilliant on this album, the that's kindof pointless. Still I'd be neglectful to not point out the man 'Emperor of the Highway' and party tune 'Bang the drum All Day', i m sorry is what Rundgren's probably most renowned for now. Ultimately, the circulation on the second half of the album is poor, too many of an excellent songs, however it seems to forget what it's aiming because that sometimes. Still, a an excellent solid album v some good songs.
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queen12 january 29 2011 5.00 stars
most likely his best release indigenous the 80s. It's very different from earlier Todd, over there are much less guitars and more keyboards/drum machines, but then again it's the 80s. Commerical, slick, and also synth pop.........how in the hell to be this not almost everywhere the waiting waves??? Bang the drum All Day was the only song on here to discover commerical acceptance. I dare to speak that any one of these songs can have been hits. Highlights - Hideaway, Influenza, Don't hurt Yourself, Drive, Chant
'Cut me off again and I will certainly punch her lights out' (Emperor of the Highway) ns guess every his 'compassion' native 'Faithful' has been spent.....Todd's put the guitars earlier in your cases and also booted up the synths for this effort.A much more upbeat effort than the ahead 'Healing' the entirety thing has a very strong DIY homebrew style around it.A good version the 'Tin Soldier' is a bonus despite it provides me wonder if that was originally slated because that 'Faithful'Nice...

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The ever before Popular torture Artist impact - Todd's critical album for Bearsville and also something that a "contractual obligation" album. Short, certainly by Todd's requirements and really mixed - believe Soldier sounds prefer it is a "Faithful" outtake - it can be said to it is in "not bad".
The eighties synthy studio sound suited Todd much better than many of his contemporaries. He does the soul/pop point well top top the first half the the album and then chucks in a cover,a G&S thing and also daft together a brush 'Bang The north All Day'............you room a one !
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