My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Trafalgar was recorded throughout the first 1/3 of 1971 and released in September of the same year. The songs were written individually and then brought into the studio by the Brothers Gibb.
What I think:
Do you like cheesy love songs? How about over done string arrangements? Yes, well this is the album for you. It’s chock full of both the whole way through.
Me, not my thing so it was a sort of nightmare. I will say two nice things about it though. 1. The song “When I Do” is actually pretty good. 2. Remember how I wrote that I didn’t believe in Rod Stewart’s sincerity on Gasoline Alley? Well I may not like this, but I do feel they are being sincere. It really has the feeling of a divorce album or that somebody romantically linked with one of them passed away.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Two nice things to say does not equal a recommendation.
Rating (Out of 5): 1
Trafalgar Amazon Review (Out of 5): 5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (174/219)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 79%