284 of 1001 Albums: Mott’s Mott the Hoople

I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t think I would like Mott. I saw the album cover, and I thought it might be some sort of hard rock leading into the hairbands that just wouldn’t be enjoyable for me, but don’t judge a book by it’s cover. I should have guessed these guys were more so glam rock than that, but that was me not being right.

For glam rock these guys do have an interesting sound. There is a bit of David Bowie through in, but it also has an unique flare to stand on it’s own too. The David Bowie flare might be more understandable considering he wrote one of the songs on the album for them. These guys were also associated with the hard rock scene they would probably go on to influence.

The difference between this album and many I listen to is that it wasn’t individual tracks that impressed me, but more so the whole thing. You can listen to it the whole through, and enjoy it and continue to want to listen. It’s also a great album to dance to if you’re looking for music from the 70s for some occasion to dance to.

Overall, Mott was an unexpected great surprise. The vocals were enjoyable, and the music sounded well all together. I think it’s better to just get the whole album and have a listen all the way through, or at least for me it was. I don’t remember any song being bad on the album, and some were even slower like “I’m a Cadillac”.  I think I might give this one another listen.

Rating 4 of 5.

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