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I Don't Like Rock 'n' Roll

I bought a 20-pack of a bunch of rock and roll albums because for some reason I feel the need to try out every genre despite how much I may dislike it. They're all the debut albums of popular rock and roll artists so I guess it'll give me a musical background of rock and such and yeah. This should be interesting I guess.
1Bill Haley & his Comets
Live it Up!

This was basically all that I imagine rock 'n' roll to be. Repetitive song structures, lame female backing vocals, and a plethora of covers of songs that are basically children's music. I won't lie and say there were some songs I enjoyed, including "I'll Be True" and the horribly titled "Farewell, So Long Goodbye." Overall, this did little-to-nothing for me. Hopefully they aren't all like this. 2.5/5
2Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley

Okay, so I went into this fully expecting to be disappointed by the expectations society has placed on this record, but I seem to have found that I DO actually like some rock 'n' roll. There's some really infections tunes here, as well as a genuine vibes that serves Elvis' talent vocal range well. A wide variety of music from straightforward rock 'n' roll to the gorgeous bluesy track "Blue Moon." Yeah, you've seen it here folks, my first "good" rock 'n' roll rating. Will it be the last? 3.3/5
3Fats Domino
Rock And Rollin'

This was a fun little album, a great mix of jazz and good old fashioned rock 'n' roll. However, despite a decent variety of sounds here and there, like in the just plain weird "Bo Weevil," there's so many repeated piano riffs and vocal melodies that you'll swear the album is stuck on repeat at times. Still, the music is enjoyable and Fats' voice is great, so in all, what more can you really ask for in rock 'n' roll? 3.1/5 RIP
4Gene Vincent
Bluejean Bop!

Bluejean Bop! takes the formula from Elvis’ debut and creates a faithful homage with a surprising amount of variety and craft, being enjoyable and fun while eschewing some of the less bearable qualities of rock and roll music. There’s a lot of genuinely cool guitar work here, and the vocals are endearing throughout. Well, I’ll be darned, I guess I don’t hate all rock and roll after all, huh? 3.3/5
5Ricky Nelson

Here we are back with a dreadfully average rock 'n' roll album. I suppose there are some moments of subtle instrumentation and cool guitar work, but overall it's unimaginative and mediocre. All the tracks end up blending together sonically, and there's no overall character to the work to define it from the rest of the genre. When I finish up this competition, I'd bet good money I'll have no inkling of a memory of what this sounded like. 2.7/5
6Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
7Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
8Chuck Berry
After School Session
9Duane Eddy
Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel
10Frankie Avalon
Frankie Avalon
11Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis
12Little Richard
Here's Little Richard
13Paul Anka
Paul Anka
14Wanda Jackson
Wanda Jackson
15Carl Perkins
Dance Album of Carl Perkins
16Cliff Richard
17Eddie Cochran
Singin' to My Baby
Hold that Tiger

These song titles are horny af
19Chubby Checker
Twist With Chubby Checker
20Johnny and the Hurricanes
Featuring Red River Rock
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