Sound — 10
This is Jimi's debut album and is Hendrix in his least experimental stage. This album has a much more blues-rock feel to it than his later albums. "Are You Experienced?" is an extremely innovational album and one of the greatest of all time. Jimi's guitar playing is outstanding.
Lyrics — 6
Hendrix's lyrics are not very strong, for the most part, on this album. Later in his career, he worked on writing lyrics more, but at this stage in his career the lyrics were nothing too spectacular.
Overall Impression — 10
Essential album for any fan of good music. The best songs are "Red House", "Are You Experienced?", "Remember", and "The Wind Cries Mary". I recommend this to anyone... it's simply a beautiful, soulful album but at the same time rockin' and badass.