The Moody Blues


LIST OF ALBUM REVIEWS:

Days of Future Passed (1967)
In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)
On the Threshold of a Dream (1969)
To Our Children's Children (1969)
A Question of Balance (1970)
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971)
Seventh Sojourn (1972)
Octave (1978)
Long Distance Voyager (1981)
The Present (1983)
The Other Side of Life (1986)
Sur La Mer (1988)

Hello! I've decided to write a little bit of an intro (in case you haven't noticed) for The Moody Blues now that I'm finally done reviewing all their discography that's been made available to me ... minus the live albums, of course.

This is a band that I learned to love at the wrong time, I guess. I listened to and reviewed these albums one after another ... never skipping ahead in their discography even for curiosity's sake. Their albums that are ever-so-hailed to be good, their 1969 contributions On The Threshold of a Dream and To Our Children's Children I didn't really like, even though I give them rather high scores. (...I even bring that to a rant in To Our Children's Children...) Yet, suddenly, upon the eve of the 20th century's seventh decade, I learned how to love the Moody Blues.

... I liked them for all of two more albums! ... And then they broke up. And then they came back together, released a few icky albums. Then, in 1983, they released a very likable album by the name of The Present. And then, as the 80s rolled on, they started stinking horrendously. They continued to exist through the 90s, but I wouldn't know about that. I've never heard the albums!

Until I hear the albums, sincerely yours,

Peter O'Toole

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Brief album summaries:


Days of Future Passed (1967)

Let's drop everything we're doing and LISTEN TO RUBBISH! --- I mean The Moody Blues.

Overall Album Score: 9.2 out of 10

Average Song Score: 9.2
Album Tilt: 9.0
Artist Tilt: 9.5

Link to the full review:
Days of Gas Passed


In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)

Have you been searching for your inner-hippie? ... Well, you probably won't find it here, but at least this album would teach you why you shouldn't utilize the hippie drugs.

Overall Album Score: 7.7 out of 10

Average Song Score: 7.6
Album Tilt: 8.0
Artist Tilt: 7.5

Link to the full review:
In Search of the Lost Orchestra


On the Threshold of a Dream (1969)

This one goes slightly down with the hippies and slightly up with the good taste! This is a good Moody Blues album!

Overall Album Score: 8.7 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.6
Album Tilt: 8.5
Artist Tilt: 9.0

Link to the full review:
On the Threshold of a Belly Button


To Our Children's Children (1969)

Oh. It's another Moody Blues album.

Overall Album Score: 8.8 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.9
Album Tilt: 8.5
Artist Tilt: 9.0

Link to the full review:
To Our Children's Children ... With Love


A Question of Balance (1970)

Oh! It's another Moody Blues album!

Overall Album Score: 9.1 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.9
Album Tilt: 9.5
Artist Tilt: 9.0

Link to the full review:
A Question of Balance, an Exclamation of Dizziness


Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971)

Oh. It's another Moody Blues album.

Overall Album Score: 8.4 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.3
Album Tilt: 8.5
Artist Tilt: 8.5

Link to the full review:
Every Good Boy Deserves Flavour


Seventh Sojourn (1972)

Oh! It's another Moody Blues album!

Overall Album Score: 9.0 out of 10

Average Song Score: 9.0
Album Tilt: 9.0
Artist Tilt: 9.0

Link to the full review:
Seventh Sojourn and Other Reasons to Eat Fowl


Octave (1978)

Whoah! Where'd the Moody Blues go for six years? ... And what on earth were they doing to make them look this awful when they got back? I dunno!

Overall Album Score: 6.7 out of 10

Average Song Score: 7.2
Album Tilt: 6.5
Artist Tilt: 6.5

Link to the full review:
Full of Octave


Long Distance Voyager (1981)

Oh, crap! Guess what wall we've just slammed ourselves into? The 80s decade! And you know what that means, don't you? ... Huh? ... Oh! This album is actually pretty good. Nevermind. The Moody Blues nor the 80s decade stinks.

Overall Album Score: 8.1 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.3
Album Tilt: 8.0
Artist Tilt: 8.0

Link to the full review:
Long Distance Honker


The Present (1983)

A present? ... for ME?!????!??!!!!??!??!?!??!!!!??!!??? Awesome!

Overall Album Score: 8.5 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.4
Album Tilt: 8.5
Artist Tilt: 8.5

Link to the full review:
Don't Give Don Ignacio "The Present"


The Other Side of Life (1986)

Well, it's been three years, and perhaps the Moody Blues were finally ready to give me another Present that's just as awesome! ... ... oh, bugger.

Overall Album Score: 6.9 out of 10

Average Song Score: 7.1
Album Tilt: 7.0
Artist Tilt: 6.5

Link to the full review:
The Other Side of the Other Side of Life


Sur La Mer (1988)

Tripe.

Overall Album Score: 5.8 out of 10

Average Song Score: 6.4
Album Tilt: 5.5
Artist Tilt: 5.5

Link to the full review:
Sure Lamer


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