Boston review by Boston

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  • Released: Sep 22, 1976
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.5 (30 votes)
Boston: Boston

Sound — 9
This album was Boston's debut album, released in 1976. As far as debut albums go, this was one of the greater ones, selling extremely well, ending up going 17x Platinum by the RIAA. The sound of Boston is unmistakable, from the first track of the album More Than a Feeling to the last Let Me Take You Home Tonight. The album, while having some variety, never departs too far from their signature sound, with warm, overdriven riffs of Tom Scholz to Brad Delp's powerful voice. This album contains songs from the instrumental Foreplay to calm songs like Hitch a Ride to wild ones like Smokin'.

Lyrics — 9
The lyrics in all of the songs are powerful and meaningful. This is helped further by Brad Delp's unmistakable voice as he sings his heart and soul out in every song to make them sound even better. His feel in these songs are really present, bringing people on a ride of a mix of great lyrics and a great voice.

Overall Impression — 10
Possibly Boston's best work, all put together into a single album. One of the greatest things about Boston is their ability to get feelings across to the listener. They have a sort of happy vibe to their songs that come across very nicely, which is not something many bands are able to do. With this album, Boston showed themselves as one of the greatest Classic/Arena rock bands of it's time. Any and all Boston fans would probably have it, but if by a small chance you don't, a must-have. Even those who have never heard Boston should consider this album to add to their music libraries.

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    One of the most important albums ever for several reasons. Not the least of which, this record (along with the first Van Halen record) changed the sound of heavy rock guitar forever! By the way, this album came out 2 years before the VH debut stomped onto the scene!
    So few comments. This is BOSTON people!!! This album is amazing! Not a single song is filler. This is one album I truly believe everyone should own.