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Friday, May 11, 2012

124 of 1001 Albums: The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland


History
This Hendrix album is significant for a few reasons. The first being that this is the third, and final album of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and the next being that it was one of the only ones produced professionally with Hendrix. Lastly, much of this album is known for showing Hendrix's greatest range as an artist in his career. Another interesting fact, is that one version of this album featured nude women on the cover art. It was insanely controversial considering the content, and even Hendrix wasn't pleased with the art's outcome since his idea ended up being completely ignored. 

My Thoughts 
I think this album is the strongest I've listened to so far from Hendrix. I enjoyed the guitar on his last few albums, but I feel like this one came together musically than the last two. We still have the great guitar playing, but we also have very strong showcasing of the music working together. Also, this album seems so much more bluesy than the other ones. I got more of a rock vibe from the last ones, and it seems like Hendrix finally found a spot for his voice. 

Rating 3 of 5.


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