Album of the Day
Love (w/Bonus Tracks)
Led by quixotic singer-songwriter Arthur Lee, Love was the first rock act signed to Elektra Records, and helped set the scene for the groovy Sunset Strip sounds of the mid-1960s. The quintet's eponymous debut offers a heady mix of garage and folk-rock; such fiery originals as “Can't Explain” and “My Flash On You” are perfectly balanced by moody ballads like “A Message To Pretty” and “Signed D.C.” The latter song can be heard in an alternate version, along with non-LP B-side “No. Fourteen,” on the bonus track version of this seminal set. It's more than just a perfect time capsule of its era – with its mind-expanding spirit, LOVE is what the world needs now.