It's time the truth was told- Elvis Presley wasn't the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Buddy Holly was; and if it wasn't for his untimely death a mere two years after the release of this record, it could be suggested he'd have gone on to make a bigger impact on music than the Beatles. Of course, that's hypothetical, but his initial impact and his legacy are proof that Holly was a major talent. This album (the only one released in his lifetime) showcases a band at their peak, and it's a delight. In a similar fashion to Elvis Presley it doesn't stick exclusively to rock 'n' roll, providing some tender moments along the way, but it's the punchier numbers that took my fancy. Holly's hiccuping vocal may not be to everyone's taste, and he's certainly not the greatest looking star of the era, but in my eyes he was by far the coolest.
Favourite Track: Oh! Boy
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