Note from the Editor: Due to circumstances beyond my control this album is out of order. One band has two albums in the list from 1972 so I moved them together and it messed up the order, but only marginally.
Todd Rundgren‘s album Something/Anything? is an album I have heard of because of one song, but I have never heard the album until now. I wonder can it be as good as one song. Rundgren is a bit weird. His appearance does not match the song I know from him. He looks like David Bowie singing a Carpenters’ song. He was one of the first artist to be an artist and producer. He has produced many famous albums.
I was wrong about not knowing more than one song. “I Saw the Light” was his first hit from the album. I did not know it was him.
It is not until we reach “The Night the Carousel Burnt Down” that we realise that Rundgren is a bit stranger than his two hits songs.
Speaking of his hit songs. The one song I knew was from Rundgren was “Hello It’s Me“. It is one of those great classic songs of the 70s. I really like this song. I am happy to listen to it anytime. I can feel the lyrics in my heart.
I read somewhere that his albums after this get progressively weirder and less straightforward ballads. He was doing psychedelic drugs. We will find out when we reach 1973.
“I Went To The Mirror” is the weirdest song, yet I like it.
As for this album, it is great. Yes, it is more ballads than I could have ever imagined on an album not by Adele or Neil Diamond for the older crowd. I would listen to it more often now that I have listened to it. It is a long album so you have to be in a certain mood to listen to it all the way through. 9.5/10.