Horses (Legacy Edition)

5/5

Horses

Patti Smith

Genre: Punk

Horses is the debut studio album by American musician Patti Smith, released on November 10, 1975, on Arista Records. Smith, a fixture of the then-burgeoning New York punk rock music scene, began recording Horses with her band in 1975 after being signed to Arista Records, with John Cale being enlisted to produce the album. With its fusion of simplistic rock and roll structures and Smith's freeform, Beat poetry-infused lyrics, Horses was met with widespread critical acclaim upon its initial release. Despite a lack of airplay or a popular single to support the album, it nonetheless experienced modest commercial success, managing Read more on Last.fm.

  1. gives it a: 5/5

    Damning and lauding, uptight and loose, dreamy and solid; few other albums are as expressively diverse.

  2. gives it a: 4/5

    No person can call themselves a fan of punk rock music (or music in general) if they haven’t listened to this album. Poet, punk and visual artist, Smith knows how to really craft songs that will shake your soul. Try listening to just the title song “Horses” without your heart rate going up.