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Blue Öyster Cult


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3.38 | 155 ratings

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4 stars I have seen some low ratings for this album and I just don't get why. I consider this to be the pinnacle of the career of Blue Oyster Cult. Everything is here- great riffs, solid musicianship, screaming solos, spacey lyrics, vampires, and a big Japenese lizard. What more can you ask for out of a band. BOC is one of the best crossover/prog/heavy metal/whatever bands on the planet and on this album they proved it. The first 3 songs are a "Trilogy of Cult" that shows them at their peak- Godzilla, Golden Age of Leather, and Death Valley Nights are pure BOC classics. Also, the final 2 songs fit into this category, with Nosferatu being my favorite BOC son. In between are solid, good songs, nothing bad. I have seen ratings on this album from 1 on up. I give it a 4 1/2 stars which is the highest for any BOC album I would rate (although they are one of my favorite bands). There was never a perfect album by this band. Every effort always had filler for some reason. Too bad. If the best of this album had been combined with the best of Agents of Fortune it would have been a 5+ star!
mohaveman | 4/5 |


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