Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, who had their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on multi-instrumentalist founder and leader Tom Scholz, who played the majority of instruments on the debut album, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists.[ Boston’s best-known works include the songs “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Rock and Roll Band”, “Smokin'”, “Don’t Look Back”, “A Man I’ll Never Be”, and “Amanda”. They have sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were from their self-titled debut album and seven million were for their second album, Don’t Look Back, making them one of the world’s best-selling artists. Here is all of Boston’s albums ranked from worst to best.
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6. Corporate America (2002)
“I bought this, thinking it would be junk. It was not… it is Boston some years on. That is it. I have purchased a few albums like this, the last Mama’s and Papa’s album, People Like Us, it was fine as well. I don’t know what people expect, they come when they come, they are what they are. If the only music you can listen to, is what is trending, then perhaps these ‘odd’ releases are not for you.
For me they are worth a listen and worth a relisten. Not junk, not bad, perhaps not top 40 material, but most music in the world fits into this category. So if you like Boston, you will most likely like this. If you don’t like them or some of the ‘positions’ they take, then just Walk On.”
5. Life, Love & Hope (2013)
“I was so pleasantly surprised, or blown away actually, by the high quality of this album. I didn’t even know that Boston was still around, much less that they had cut a new album in 2013. I know the band is without lead singer Brad Delp now (after a 2007 suicide), but Delp’s vocals are included on a few of the songs. The band has added 3 to 4 new singers who provide a nice and diverse variety of vocals. But all in all, it’s the same ol’ Boston with thundering guitars; heavenly vocal harmonies; rhythmic clapping; and just a tight, solid sound overall. I noticed a bit less organ than in past albums, but for us guitar fans, that’s not a problem. I think every song exudes energy and optimism, and there’s certainly no “filler songs,” as I did not forward past any song”
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4. Walk On (1994)
“I think it’s safe to say Boston never really made a bad album. They seem to have some sort of flawless touch, that makes every nearly release of theirs excellent.
Walk On is no exception to this. Fran Cosmo is a fitting replacement for Brad Delp, and even sounds like him too. Tom Scholz does his usual handy work, and even throws in a few surprises. (An ORGAN solo!? Sign me up!)
Sure, the album does not exactly replicate the Boston sound, but – this is an album that was released in 1994 with a new vocalist. Of course it’s not! And it still has many strokes of that classic Boston sound.”
3. Third Stage (1986)
“Third Stage is certainly one of Boston’s best albums, arguably one of the best albums released during the 1980s. It features both heavily incorporated melodic and memorable riffs and vocals that are accepting to virtually a general audience. Third Stage is arguably one of the most underrated albums in Boston’s discography. I personally find this album to be tasteful and easily approachable.”
2. Don’t Look Back (1978)
“I was 9 years old when I first heard Boston, and the first side of that LP with More than a Feeling, Peace of Mind, and Long Time. One of my friends played it on a turntable back in 1976, brand new album vinyl and all that fresh from the record store. I was turned inside out. Then Don’t Look Back was out on the radio, the song. I remember listening to the song day after day on the radio. I had no money for records but wow did I love that song. I didn’t even know there was an album; and I may not have known it was Boston, I was so young. Years later I remember reading the Rolling Stone Record Guide, the first one, and it gave “Boston” 3 stars and “Don’t Look Back” 2 stars. I felt so empty about it, having loved the music so much. I have to say I don’t listen to Rolling Stone any more. I have to say I could prove to you that Boston was the greatest band of them all. They were the happiest, even their bluesy stuff is joyful, just beautiful”
1. Boston (1976)
“Here is groundbreaking albums, then there are extraordinary mega-classic masterworks that have stood the test of time during their time and for decades beyond, Boston’s debut masterpiece Boston .
Thanks to the strong masterful group this stunning masterpiece now boasts premium sound on high grade 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, a first time gatefold cover, and of course, all of the hits you remember like More Than A Feeling, Rock And Roll Band, Long Time and many more time honored classics.
This essential limited edition masterpiece is and should be on the list of every rock fan who owns a turntable. Its sounds amazing, it gives us the chills and all of the good feelings you would expect from this incredible and historic rock debut. It is So good my friends are getting back into vinyl.. Its so clean and full range sound not crimped sound like cd or mp3″