BLUE ÖYSTER CULT — Mirrors

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3.61 | 20 ratings | 2 reviews
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Album · 1979

Tracklist

1. Dr. Music (3:14)
2. The Great Sun Jester (4:46)
3. In Thee (3:48)
4. Mirrors (3:45)
5. Moon Crazy (4:02)
6. The Vigil (6:25)
7. I Am The Storm (3:43)
8. You're Not The One (I Was Looking For) (3:15)
9. Lonely Teardrops (3:40)

Total Time 36:43

Line-up/Musicians

- Eric Bloom / guitars, vocals
- Donald Roeser / guitars, vocals
- Allen Lanier / guitars, keyboards
- Joe Bouchard / bass, vocals
- Albert Bouchard / drums, vocals

About this release

June 19, 1979
Columbia

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Warthur
The swing back around to heavier material was just around the corner, but there was a way to go yet before it arrived. Mirrors catches the Cult at the most extreme swing swing of the pendulum towards pop they'd air in the 1970s, and in that respect is something of a development of the sound of Spectres.

I Am the Storm even suggests, in a mild way, the sheer power the band used to take for granted in their classic days, but other songs such as The Great Sun Jester or In Thee present a gentler, harmony-oriented musical approach, and Doctor Music sounds like a KISS parody.

I didn't think much of this album at first, but it finally clicked with me when I realised what this was - as the title implies, this is Blue Oyster Cult in retro mode, using the slickest 1970s rock techniques to evoke the spirit of the 1950s. There's a classic rock and roll air to proceedings which increases as the album continues, and which has a certain charm to it all of its own - but to really embrace this you need to abandon any expectation of the band hitting the level of heaviness they displayed in their earlier works. From a hard rock or proto-metal perspective, it's disappointing - from a pop perspective, I'd say it's a strong improvement over Spectres.

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thellama73
Way better than people give it credit for. Sure, it's pop, but so what? It's awfully fine pop if you ask me, with many shining moments. In Thee and You're Not The One I was Looking For are radio gold. The Great Sun Jester is a nice tracka=a and, I Am The Storm adds a touch of hard rock to the proceedings. The only thing that really bothers me about this record is the increasingly present vocals of the Bouchard brothers, which come across as overly whiny. They just don't have the voices for this type of music. Let Buck sing instead. Also, Dr. Music sucks a lot. Underrated!

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