BOSTON

Hard Rock / Non-Metal • United States
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Boston is an American hard rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, 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" and "Amanda." They have sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million are their self-titled debut album and 7 million are their second album, Don't Look Back.

Tom Scholz first started writing music in 1969 while he was attending MIT, where he wrote an instrumental, titled "Foreplay".[4] While attending MIT, Scholz joined the band "Freehold," where he met guitarist Barry Goudreau and drummer Jim Masdea, who would later become members of Boston. Vocalist Brad Delp was added to the collective in 1970. After
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BOSTON Boston album cover 4.22 | 24 ratings
Boston
Hard Rock 1976
BOSTON Don't Look Back album cover 3.77 | 14 ratings
Don't Look Back
Hard Rock 1978
BOSTON Third Stage album cover 4.04 | 6 ratings
Third Stage
Hard Rock 1986
BOSTON Walk On album cover 3.05 | 7 ratings
Walk On
Hard Rock 1994
BOSTON Corporate America album cover 2.25 | 4 ratings
Corporate America
Hard Rock 2002
BOSTON Life, Love & Hope album cover 2.93 | 3 ratings
Life, Love & Hope
Non-Metal 2013

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BOSTON Feeling it in Cleveland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Feeling it in Cleveland
Hard Rock 2014

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BOSTON Greatest Hits album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Greatest Hits
Hard Rock 1997

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BOSTON Third Stage

Album · 1986 · Hard Rock
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Losimba
Third Stage was my first Boston album, and I got it not long after its release. I can remember very well that a friend of mine gave it to me, saying "It is said to be Hard Rock but doesn't sound like it". Depending on the definition of Hard Rock, he may be right or not, because Third Stage is as melodic as every Boston album. The two differences are that it is a concept album (and yes, the rating would be lower if it were not) and the introduction of Tom Scholz's biggest achievement, the Rockman. Please forgive me for not explaining the details of this little device, I'm not a guitar technician.

The songs sound consistent. They're all based on guitars in the typical Boston sound with the odd interlude on a Grand Piano, according to the sleeve a real Steinway. None of them is really bad, but some of them are simply not as good as the others. On the other hand, there are two excellent ones, the opener Amanda and Cant'cha Say (You Believe In Me), and two absolute standouts: Hollyann, the final track, has always been one of my favourite ballads, while I used the first instrumental track, The Launch, as my signature melody and intro whenever I was DJing.

In the end Third Stage is a really good album. Though the slight weaknesses, the biggest of them the short playing time of just 36 and a half minutes, prevent a five star rating, the concept bonus lifts it to four and a half which it thoroughly deserves.

BOSTON Life, Love & Hope

Album · 2013 · Non-Metal
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aglasshouse
I'd always enjoyed BOSTON's music, especially tracks from their self titled, Don't Look Back, and Walk On. So when I found out that BOSTON had released a new album back in 2013, I was actually pretty psyched. I mean, I had never hated any of their material, however I did know for a fact that BOSTON did tend to release radio-friendly material on most of their albums (this is not totally bad, but it does grind on you after awhile). So overall, I did have a slightly more positive feeling than I did negative towards Life, Love & Hope.

I opened Spotify, searched up BOSTON, scrolled to LL&H, and played it all the way through. My ultimate conclusion was as such:

"Eh."

I mean, it did sound VERY similar to the old BOSTON, perhaps with slightly less gusto as their past self. The same guitars slap out the same old tunes as they did back in the 70's and 80's, but as I said before, they just did not have as much feeling (heh). Also, sort of symbolizing this was the cover art. It was the usual giant flying saucer with the city of Boston atop it encased in a glass dome with the huge letters of BOSTON inscribed on the front. However, there wasn't anything around it except for what appeared to be red space. That was pretty disappointing. As a kid, I always loved BOSTON's album covers, especially the one for Walk On. I suppose the album cover does sort of show my feelings towards the album.

TL;DR, this album isn't terrible. If you are really looking for some good BOSTON, however, go pick up their debut instead. You won't be seeing any new content on this release.

I do not recommend this album.

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