Boston Self Titled Songs Ranked

Boston is the eponymous debut studio album by American rock band Boston. Produced by Tom Scholz and John Boylan, it was released on August 25, 1976, in the United States by Epic Records. Scholz had studied classical piano in his childhood and became involved in the Boston music scene in the late 1960s. He subsequently started to concentrate on demos recorded in his apartment basement with singer Brad Delp; they had received numerous rejection letters from major record labels in the early 1970s. By 1975, the demo tape had fallen into the hands of CBS-owned Epic Records, who signed them. The album was released by Epic in August 1976 and broke sales records, becoming the best-selling debut LP in the US at the time, and winning the RIAA Century Award as best selling debut album. The album’s singles, most notably “More Than a Feeling” and “Long Time”, were both AM and FM hits, and nearly the entire album receives constant rotation on classic rock radio. The album has been referred to as a landmark in 1970s rock and has been included on many lists of essential albums. It has sold at least 17 million copies in the United States alone and at least 20 million worldwide. Here are all of Boston Self Titled songs ranked.

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8. Let Me Take You Home Tonight

” On the final track they enter the Eagles territory with “Let Me Take You Home Tonight”, which does have them rocking out at the end, all a little too late for me. But really this is one of the weakest track here, and the lyrics, well, take a listen.”

7. Hitch a Ride

“We then hit a track that starts of with a very mellow folk rock feel “Hitch a Ride, with some heavy metal breaks tagged over the top. it reminds me of an Aerosmith track, but I can’t remember which. I also feel on the chorus like they are going to break into “More than a feeling” the build up to the choruses is so similar.”

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6. Rock & Roll Band

“The second side kicks off with a song about being in a “Rock & Roll Band”; playing in front of big crowds and meeting record company exec’s. It is not really that good, guitar work is OK, but the fake crowd noise, I don’t like. It is a typical idealised account of life in a rock band.”

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5. Peace of Mind

“The second track starts off, sounding like Dire Straits to me, before the main part of the song kicks in, actually “Peace of Mind” is probably my second favourite song, maybe because I could never get up quick enough, to jump back to track one, and heard it so many times.”

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4. Something About You

“The song “Something about You” has a pretty good sound, the lyrics and multiple lead vocals I don’t like, sort of like a heavy rock-ABBA”

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3. Smokin’

“Things improve with the second track “Smokin’, which has a more straight ahead rocking sound, that almost dispenses with all the rhythm changes. I definitely would have like more of this. Does have a lot more keyboards than I like, but I can live with that.”

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2. Foreplay / Long Time

“The third and final track, on side one is one of the major turn offs with the whole album, an 8-minute waste of time, the first 2 minutes “Foreplay” are an indulgent workout that amounts to nothing. It is sort of an arty-prog rock instrumental. Leading into an song “Long Time”, with way too much synth or organ, and the type of harmonizing that tends to dominate the album. The track is only marginally redeemed by a few over the top guitar breaks.”

1. More Than a Feeling

“I sort of liked the opening track “More Than a Feeling”, and probably still do, it is their most famous track. It starts off with a sort of 60’s feel to me, before launching into 70’s heavy rock guitars, but then it shifts into a lower mellow gear and sort of loses me. I like the guitar sound, here, but the vocals and harmonising and rhythm changes annoy me. In many ways the track reminds me of the early Queen albums, it has a sort of prog-rock thing going.”