My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: No Other is the fifth solo album by Gene Clark. It was recorded in the Spring of 1974 and released in September of the same year. Rumor has it that the album was intended to be a double, but Asylum Records (i.e. David Geffen) was upset at the huge cost of recording and released it as is.
What I think: I didn’t really like Clark’s second solo album White Light, I called it sub-par Folk. Unfortunately, that sup-par Folk was much better than this sort of Cosmic Folk. It feels like a mix of Pink Floyd and Country Rock. And I don’t dig it at all. Well “The True One” is alright, but that is it.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Like his first solo album, I think we can do without.
Rating (Out of 5): .5
No Other Amazon Review (Out of 5): 4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (258/330)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%