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The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Electric Ladyland LP (1968)

    Track Record

Ranked #89 in the Soul Strut 200

We all know about the king, Jimi Hendrix.  His albums have been reviewed and analyzed to death so I will not expand on this album much.  Although the consensus here is that Axis: Bold as Love is his best offering, Electric Ladyland has that mystical "x" factor and a very collectable UK pressing (see attached cover art) that makes it worth of the Soul Strut 100.  An expansive, experimental album of many genres from Curtis Mayfield like soul ("... And The Gods Made Love") to funk rock ("Crosstown Traffic") to the psychedelic opus "1983....(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)", Electric Ladyland gets points for ambition and for pushing the boundaries of pop and for having a very flossable UK pressing wink


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