Saturday, June 02, 2007

Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley

Decade - 1950s

Label - RCA

Producer - Uncredited
Country - US

Genre - Rock n Rol

A1Blue Suede Shoes2:01
A2I'm Counting On You2:24
A3I Got A Woman2:25
A4One-Sided Love Affair2:11
A5I Love You Because2:43
A6Just Because2:33
B1Tutti Frutti1:58
B2Tryin' To Get To You2:33
B3I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)2:01
B4I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')2:24
B5Blue Moon2:40
B6Money Honey2:33

Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)

Elvis Elvis Elvis....boy oh boy. Proof that important and influential doesn't always = good.

Elvis is certainly considered one of, if not THE most important figures in American music and he's so famous that you'd have to be literally kept in a small room for your whole life to not have heard of him.

But all that doesn't really matter when it come to the music....right? And most of this is just throw away rubbish now. Appropriated rubbish that stole music that was already being made by others who were more talented but weren't quite as white as Elvis, as well.

It's not all bad, but it's clear that Elvis is a performer, and not some great talent. Blue Moon is the best song, but it's at the end and you have to listen to some very very dull and insipid ballads before you even get there.

The faster songs can be fun but overall it's just an album filled with mediocrity that has dated very badly but is buoyed up by the fact that it's Elvis.

Score -3/10
Recommended - No.


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