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Old 06.27.2007, 08:22 AM   #1
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Something/Anything?, 1972, is Todd Rundgren's third solo album, and is often regarded to be the singer-songwriter's magnum opus. Rundgren played every instrument (as well as sang every part) on the first three sides of the double LP, while a band accompanies him on the fourth. The album was hailed as an impressively diverse pop rock masterpiece by most critics, while some felt it was considerably self-indulgent.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 173 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

All songs by Todd Rundgren (except when noted):

Side one
"I Saw the Light" 2:56
"It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" 3:50
"Wolfman Jack" 2:54
"Cold Morning Light" 3:55
"It Takes Two to Tango (This Is for the Girls)" 2:41
"Sweeter Memories" 3:36
Side two
"Intro" 1:11
"Breathless" 3:15
"The Night the Carousel Burned Down" 4:29
"Saving Grace" 4:12
"Marlene" 3:54
"Song of the Viking" 2:35
"I Went to the Mirror" 4:05
Side three
"Black Maria" 5:20
"One More Day (No Word)" 3:43
"Couldn't I Just Tell You?" 3:34
"Torch Song" 2:52
"Little Red Lights" 4:53
Side four
"Overture-My Roots: Money (That's What I Want)/Messin' With the Kid" (Bradford, Gordy, Rundgren, Strong) 2:29
"Dust in the Wind" (Klingman, Rundgren) 3:49
"Piss Aaron" 3:26
"Hello It's Me" 4:42
"Some Folks Is Even Whiter Than Me" 3:56
"You Left Me Sore" 3:13
"Slut" 4:03

This my my favorite album of all time, the album i would take to a desert island, "I went to the mirror" is my favorite song, but the whole album is perfect. Sides A & B are significantly more pop than sides C & D. Todd is a great ballad writer and a beautiful singer, Something/Anything? is his best most definitely.
AND HE WAS ONLY 24 WHEN HE MADE THIS ALBUM!!!!
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Old 06.27.2007, 08:35 AM   #2
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i've always thought that anything ranked above 100 in a Rolling Stones Best 500 poll is a polite way of saying 'has a strong cult following'.

You know that choosing this record only confirms to me even more that you should be living in California, don't you.

The fact that it is a great album makes me think that maybe I should be too.

Have you heard the Beach Boys Surf's Up album? If you haven't, you should get it pronto. You'd love it.

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Old 06.27.2007, 08:37 AM   #3
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okay i will get it tomorrow, or maybe my dad has it?? he's a beach boy's fan.
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Old 06.27.2007, 08:44 AM   #4
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It's definitely his best, i also have these todd Rundgren albums. I want to get something by Utopia, they sound great from what i've heard.

Runt (1970)
Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (1971)
Something/Anything? (1972)
A Wizard, a True Star (1973)
Todd (1974)
Faithful (1976)
Hermit of Mink Hollow (1978)
Back to the Bars (1978)
Healing (1981)
The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (1983)
Liars (2004)
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When the suns out Something/Anything is one of those perfect albums. It's not one I tend to slip on in the winter though. I'm a bit like that when it comes to music. Like Joy Division sound shit when you're drinking cocktails at a poolside bar.
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I have to be in the mood for it. Sometimes it feels a little too light and breezy. But it's a fine album.
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It's definitely his best, i also have these todd Rundgren albums. I want to get something by Utopia, they sound great from what i've heard.

Runt (1970)
Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (1971)
Something/Anything? (1972)
A Wizard, a True Star (1973)
Todd (1974)
Faithful (1976)
Hermit of Mink Hollow (1978)
Back to the Bars (1978)
Healing (1981)
The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (1983)
Liars (2004)

 
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I have never heard any Todd Rundgren record all the way through.
How can this be a classic?
I thought classics were accepted by ALL!!!!
Let's talk about REAL classic records.
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I thought you wanted to go to Hawaii

 

yeah there too, i will move around a bit i think, i also want to live in Portland Seattle and Manhattan
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Rob - No classic is accepted by EVERYONE. Shit, I even know some people who don't rate Duran Duran's Rio album.
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Rio! Hilarious.

I was just saying, that for the purposes of a thread on a forum of music afficionados, it would help if the "classic" album was one actually considered a "classic" by more than just Todd Rundgren fans.
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i will move around a bit i think, i also want to live in Portland Seattle and Manhattan

Quite right. Why limit yourself?

 
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