Sound — 8
Very diverse sound on this album. It ranges from blues/rock on tracks like 'Rainy Day, Dream Away' and 'Voodoo Chile', to strange sci-fi stuff like on 'Moon, Turn the Tides... Gently, Gently Away'. There's also the hard rocker "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" and an awesome track by written and sung by Noel Redding, Jimi's bass player. That's just a few tracks.
Lyrics — 10
Awsome lyrics to wrap your mind around, as always with Jimi. They vary depending on what song your listening to. Alot of the songs are about love/women. Then there's the rainy day song, the apply named 'Rainy Day, Dream Away' and an awsome song about the riots after MLK was assisinated called 'House Burning Down'.
Overall Impression — 10
This album really demonstrates how good of a writer Jimi was. The creativity on some of these songs (lyrically and musically) puts so many writers to shame it's not even funny. Definitely a must have for any Jimi fan. If I lost it, I would no doubt buy it again.