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The Eagles: Hotel California (Asylum)

Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, February 1977

To many rock connoisseurs, Eagles records are about as appetizing as a Jumbo Jack: heavy on the packaging, standardized for mass-consumption, with nothing but go between the buns. To these purists, the entire California school of rock is suspect, but none more so than these arrogant, cornball narcissists.

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