Saturday, March 24, 2018

Is 'Eliminator' ZZ Top's Best Album? We Answer Five Big Questions

Is 'Eliminator' ZZ Top's Best Album? We Answer Five Big Questions: "To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Eliminator, the daringly innovative album that made ZZ Top household names, we gave five writers all our hugs and kisses and then asked them to answer five big questions about its place in rock history. Here's what they said.

Eliminator is ZZ Top’s best-selling album, having sold more than 10 million copies to date. But is it their best album? Why or why not, and if not what is?

Michael Gallucci: Tres Hombres has a slight edge over Eliminator, mainly because I think it's a better representation of what ZZ Top are all about. I love the way Eliminator took over radio in 1983, but some of it sounds a bit dated now.

Nick DeRiso: It’s a great album, and it’s a fun album, but it’s not their best album. Deguello, though it's brilliant from start to finish, can’t even top Tres Hombres, which will always be ZZ Top’s most complete studio effort. One of that 1973 project's deep cuts said it best: "Hot, Blues and Righteous." By the way, if you want a preview of these oh-so-‘80s sounds, head over to "Manic Mechanic” from Deguello. It’s all there."

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