Rod Stewart

British rock and pop singer and songwriter Website

Approval Rate: 74%

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    Fri Nov 07 2008

    The absolutely lamest singer of the classic rock era.  His first album, "Gasoline Alley" was pretty good, but, then he nosedived immediately and never revived musically.  The material he chose was moronic and ultra cheezy, the musical equivalent of Velveeta.  "Tonight's The Night" is totally pinheaded and "Hot Legs" rates as probably the worst song of all time.  I understand this guy can fart on cue.  Maybe he should work this into his act.  It would be a tremendous improvement.

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    Fri Aug 01 2008

    I just dont get him. I dont see the talent anywhere. he isnt a musician, not a great singer although he does have a distinctive voice.

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    Tue Jul 29 2008

    Has done nothing of merit since about 1972 on his own, though the early work with the Jeff Beck Group, The Faces, and his earliest solo stuff was praiseworthy.

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    Tue Jul 29 2008

    Showed great promise as a terrific r'n'b singer, but wasted away his career on corny pop songs.A tragedy.

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    Tue Jul 29 2008

    One of the best examples of luck being a more important ingredient than looks and talent, which he has in teaspoons, when it comes to being successful rock star. Sorry folks but he's an ugly f*cker with a crap, albeit distinctive voice. When he did come out with a decent tune it was usually written by someone else e.g. Sailing. On the plus side, the fact he's had an impressive string of ladee friends sends out a message of hope to men out there that you can have a face like a horse's arse and still score with hot women.

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    Thu Jun 12 2008

    even though he isnt my favorite how can anyone rate him anything but great? He has been making #1 hits since before i was born. that must mean something

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    Thu Jun 12 2008

    He was an innovative and soulful hard rock singer who took a limited vocal gift and infused it into a showman's pastiche that took as much from Al Jolson and Sam Cooke as it did from Elvis Presley and Mick Jagger.  He had a solid run, first as a journeyman vocalist in the British Blues bands of the early 60's up through to the Jeff Beck Group.  He actually took the reigns of the succesfull Small Faces and lead them to greater heights through four albums as the rollicking good time boys of the Faces.  The limelight was obviously very intoxicating and his solo career quickly took off.  Unfortunately that's where the story takes a turn.  His first 4 or 5 albums as a solo artist, actually recorded during the Faces years with members of the band, are stone classics, and the source of most of his enduring material.  But once he hit the top of the charts and tossed over his mates, the quality of his work goes from spotty, to bland to plain awful.  He hit rock bottom with a series of really te... Read more

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    Mon Mar 12 2007

    Rod has achieved allot in his time. He has produced some great songs. You may say you don't like him, but you will always find yourself tapping your foot too a song or two of his. The problem is that most Americans don't recognise British singers because they do not always make it over here. But if you travel around, you will find that not only does he pull the crowd, but he has a very large fan basis. I do appreciate not only his music but I recognise what he has done for the British forces overseas. Im proud to say that I have purchased 2 tickets for me and my wife to see him live in Denver. Roll on April 2nd!!!! I will say that his private life is something I don't necessarily like, but that is his problem not mine!!!

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    Thu Apr 14 2005

    His videos are key! Nice choreography. Great hits: Some Guys Get All The Luck Forever Young (relates to me) Young Turks and some others I can't think of now...

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    Tue Apr 12 2005

    I am sorry. I just cannot stand this man's music.

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    Mon Apr 11 2005

    every time the informercial for 'rod stewart sings the classics' comes on, i don't know whether to puke or laugh hysterically. might as well be 'kermit sings the classics'. infuriates me that he's made a career with that froggy croak of his. retire already, you've milked it for all its worth. the only vocalist (notice i didn't use the term singer) that comes close to being as bad is bryan adams and he had the sense to go away.

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    Mon Jun 07 2004

    Has some ok songs but a quick look at the credits for them revealed that not many were written/composed by him(You're in my Heart being a notable exception). Therefore no justification for rating him too highly

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    Fri Apr 02 2004

    infatuated with his own member

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    Thu Oct 30 2003

    5 stars just for that frickin' haircut that everybody tried to copy for 25 years! I appreciate the way that Mr. Stewart's music has matured with him. Nothing worse than a 50 something rocker singing about chasing young girls and gettin' drunk with his blokes. "Forever Young" was a song that I really enjoyed, especially the video.

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    Sat Mar 22 2003

    This rating is just for Maggie May and Every Picture Tells A Story!

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    Sat Mar 22 2003

    for over 35yrs in the biz Respect & for surviving the biz Big ups!

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    Mon Mar 10 2003

    Please, just fade away. Or go to Vegas, forever.

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    Sun Jan 26 2003

    Pablum with a mole on its face.

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    Fri Oct 25 2002

    Not a graceful voice but that raspiness is his signature sound and I've grown to love and respect it. A lot of hits, too many to mention, have held up well with time.

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    Fri Nov 02 2001

    Rod is the MAN. Sex god of his time. His music will live on forever even after his demise, which has not come yet. Great songs and albums have come from him. The most well known song being "Do you think im sexy?"

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    Thu Oct 25 2001

    Maggie Mae, Every Picture Tells a Story are his two most well known songs. Not great by any stretch.

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    Sat Oct 13 2001

    The Faces were a great rock band, Rod Stewart kind of sucks in the solo world.

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    Thu Oct 11 2001

    Rod, You Wear it Well (the colorful suit jackets, wild hair and your age)--- "...a little old fashioned, but I don't mind, I aint forgettin that you were once mine...." Even know I can hear the music in my head, complete with violin and his great, throaty, soulful, passionate voice. One of my all time favs.

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    Thu Aug 16 2001

    Rod needs to sing less about legs and his own "sexiness" and sing more awesome classics like "Maggie May" and "You Wear It Well". "Every Picture Tells A Story" is great. For a while, there, we had great music from a unique voice. But it fell apart. No denying that Rod's a smart musician, however.

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    Fri Aug 03 2001

    Hate him! I'm sick and tired of hearing Rod Stewart on the radio at work everyday. His voice is just awful like Macy Gray's! I don't know how that raspy growl passes for talent but if I hear "Soul on Soul" one more time I might just go ballistic!

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    Tue Jul 31 2001

    Rod Stewart, I'd have to say, has one of the best singing voices I've ever heard in my life. That and his music has great words.

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    Tue Jul 31 2001

    "Rod Stewart; IS the Bizkit, man..." (heh heh heh!)... Seriously though, he's OK... well, he doesn't suck... well, not THAT much, anyway...

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    Tue Jul 24 2001

    Love Rod he has an awesome voice! Just saw him in concert last week, was very disappointed, the singing was wonderful, but he was not at all personable to the crowd, there was no hello no goodbye and no encore.

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    Wed Jul 18 2001

    My goodness, what a talent! Talk about songs overflowing with originality and real meaning. Now, it is very true that he may not appeal to everyone but not everyone liked Picasso either.

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    Fri Jul 13 2001

    If he hadn't come out with "Hot Legs" etc. he would've got 5 stars. If he hadn't saved his career butt with "Forever Young" & "Downtown Train" I wouldn't have bothered. Very unique bluesy voice.

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    Sun Mar 11 2001

    Three stars is halfway between five (the Every Picture Tells a Story album) and one (virtually everything he's done since). I remember reading some rock crit say something along the lines of "no one in rock music has betrayed his own talent as much as Rod Stewart". Gotta say that's pretty true.

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    Sat Feb 24 2001

    He should get a lifetime achievment award or something....the man will ALWAYS rock! I love Rod!

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    Fri Oct 20 2000

    I have always loved Roddy and always will!

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    Tue Sep 26 2000

    He started out as a front man for Jeff Beck. Then he went with a band called Faces. I have not followed him, he is problably one of those that should have walked away and retired.

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    Fri Jan 21 2000

    Sorry, I just never could get past his horrendous voice. The first time I ever heard him on the radio, I tried to tune the station because I thought it was static.

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    Thu Dec 09 1999

    Rod Stewart has made some great music in his career! I'm not particularly fond of all it, but some if it is really good. He makes better songs about women than anyone else I can think of.

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    Tue Oct 26 1999

    Time for Rod to throw in the towell.