Joan Jett and the Blackhearts   I Love Rock & Roll
3.6
great
Release Date: 1981
Tracklist

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4.0 excellentRobbit | May 8th 16

A fully admitted guilty pleasure and one of my earlier vinyl purchases. Joan Jett's brand of punky hard pop
was infectious enough to make this album a huge commercial success. She her songs also seemed just edgy
enough to seem as if she might be sneaking in a more subversive agenda. I LOVE ROCK 'N ROLL was certainly
her most cohesive record to date and a modest improvement upon her work with The Runaways. The formula that
she had developed along with producer Kenny Laguna proved to be a successful one for many years to come.

Casual fans might cite her obvious successes on the pop charts (the #1 hit title track & her cover of Tommy
James' "Crimson & Clover"), but my favorite songs are the grittier, hard rock cuts like "Love Is Pain" and
"Victim Of Circumstance". The main guitar riff is simple, yet has that same stinging tone that we've heard
on AC/DC's BACK IN BLACK album. Joan also shows a great affinity for 60's pop/rock with her covers of
"Nag", "Bit & Pieces" and the aforementioned "Crimson & Clover". Her own songwriting also seems influenced
by this sort of early rock & roll (The title track and "I'm Gonna Run Away").

While there are a few cuts that aren't quite as strong, the only real misstep would be her closing cover of
"The Little Drummer Boy", which seems a bit lame and unnecessary. If not for that song, I may have bumped
this record to 4.5 stars. Still, I LOVE ROCK 'N ROLL's combination of more contemporary hard rock with
classic rock & roll influences keeps the album fun, balanced and always interesting.

Bump

2.0 poorIre | July 1st 13

hate that annoying shit song ughfghug

Bump

3.5 greatSandwichBubble | September 3rd 16
3.5 greatthealbumman | June 3rd 16
3.0 gooddiolives80s | April 23rd 16
2.0 poorGemini1979 | March 4th 16
4.0 excellentpossibly the greatest user in existence | January 5th 16
3.5 greatenvychaos | November 28th 15
3.0 goodMrOblivion | November 22nd 15
4.0 excellentleothelion | October 16th 15
4.5 superbSuicycoManiac7 | October 12th 15
1.0 awfulCyclotron | September 29th 15
3.0 goodfreakfromdabeat | September 14th 15
3.5 greatmanu8a | August 3rd 15
4.0 excellentClaire | June 28th 15
4.0 excellentannoyedchris | May 30th 15
3.5 greatAion | March 8th 15
3.0 goodSeth Barry-Hinton | March 3rd 15
1.5 very poorTancredi Vergani | December 16th 14
3.5 greatLasseg | October 15th 14
4.0 excellentConor | September 13th 14
4.5 superbDvelez98 | April 18th 14
3.0 goodIronWolf | March 12th 14
4.0 excellenttwistedfuckingsister | January 13th 14
3.0 goodVagitarianZombie | December 6th 13
3.5 greatGetOutOfMyHouse | November 10th 13
5.0 classicEmmaKolditz | November 9th 13
4.0 excellentHellscythe | October 12th 13
4.0 excellentSabella86 | March 26th 13
4.0 excellentbol90 | March 24th 13
3.0 goodGunnarMan | March 23rd 13
3.5 greatJP Patino Izquierdo | February 12th 13
4.5 superbDamian Oakes | December 4th 12
2.0 poormenawati | November 9th 12
5.0 classicHighSocietyPotato | October 18th 12
4.0 excellentChaosInACan | October 13th 12
3.5 greatanberlinfan | January 24th 12
4.0 excellentSaky | January 23rd 12
4.0 excellentAltPunkMetal101 | December 3rd 11
5.0 classicpancake111 | November 12th 11
5.0 classicBloodyRose7 | September 30th 11
5.0 classicthecountlugosi | August 4th 11
4.5 superbAttyTude | July 30th 11
3.5 greatRyanWilson | April 8th 11
5.0 classicablazeinmynorthernhi | February 13th 11
4.0 excellentcalebdills | January 14th 11
3.5 greatCityReflections | December 21st 10
3.0 goodJumaos | December 3rd 10
4.0 excellentManifestDecadence | November 26th 10
3.0 goodaleoh1 | November 3rd 10
3.0 goodJasonStatham | October 2nd 10
2.5 averagenoisy | September 4th 10
5.0 classicSugabombs | August 27th 10
3.0 goodBadAstronaut13 | March 24th 10
4.0 excellentTriTommy | March 16th 10
3.5 greatSadEyedLady | March 14th 08

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