Album of the Day
Is there something – anything – Todd Rundgren can't do? In the early 1970s, when the accomplished singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist was busy adding "hit producer" and "solo artist" to his resume, he came up with a true tour de force, SOMETHING/ANYTHING?, and did it almost single-handedly. Through the magic of multi-tracking, Rundgren produced, sang and played all instruments on three LP sides and polished off the double album with a live-in-studio side (session musicians have their uses after all). The collection became Todd's biggest seller, and arguably his best, with a dazzling variety of musical styles and ear-catching melodies on such tracks as "I Saw The Light," "Couldn't I Just Tell You" and the #5 hit "Hello It's Me." Released 45 years ago this month, SOMETHING/ANYTHING? remains a pop masterpiece.