ZZ Top: Antenna (Review)

Alrighty, it’s been so long since I’ve done a ZZ Top album that I almost forgot that they existed. It was, in fact, the very first week I was writing. It was a review of my favorite album, Afterburner, and it was the only review not part of a series that I posted outside of the regularly scheduled dates. I guess I was excited about starting. You can check that out here if you like.

Anyway, to Antenna. I picked the album at random, and I’m quite happy with the pick. It’s a far cry from the 80s synth of Afterburner and Eliminator, but that’s fine. I definitely enjoyed the slower and busier groove that the songs had. It’s a simple but effective album. Most of the songs are low intensity and won’t melt your face off, making it a perfect album to relax with.

As for some individual songs, “Pincushion” and “Earl of Swirl” are two of the best songs on the album, but my favorite is definitely “Antenna Head”. A bit faster, and with the chorus vocal melody with the higher harmonies, it’s a perfectly placed breath of fresh air in addition to just being a great song.

And while there is nothing truly bad on it, or anything even approaching bad, it does take a slight dip in quality after the halfway point

The verdict- 3.5/5

14 thoughts on “ZZ Top: Antenna (Review)

  1. This is a very forgotten about album. I never think of this one (mainly because I don’t own this one). It sounds decent enough and I need to add it to the list since I didn’t realize I didn’t have it.

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  2. I don’t disagree. It is not a great album but I also don’t feel it is as bad as its reputation. Putting Breakaway in as the 2nd track really messed up the pacing. But here are some good tracks if you are willing to dig.

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