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on September 21, 2000
Contagious is a cool and listenable album from Y&T. I've had this disc in my collection for quite some time. The album is in a mainstream hard rock musical direction. The musicianship, songwriting, and production are good. Contagious is energetic and entertaining from beginning to end. The guitar work is solid. Dave Meniketti does a lively job with the vocals, also. Ten tracks are included on this album. Almost all of the songs are straight-ahead hard rockers. There's also one ballad ("Temptation") and an instrumental ("I'll Cry for You"). The backing vocals throughout this disc are cool. Some of the tunes that I like are "Contagious," "Temptation," "Armed and Dangerous," and "I'll Cry for You." "Contagious" is still a good and energetic song--the guitar riff is pretty nice. "Temptation" is an enjoyable ballad, and "I'll Cry for You" is an impressive instrumental. Contagious is a solid, fun, and energetic album from Y&T. It's worth a listen.
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on July 9, 1999
I've always thought that this was a pretty good album. Y&T released one of my favorite videos of all time off of this album; that being the title song "Contagious." Great song and video. As for the rest of the album, it's not the most original album, but still the music is played well and it's a fun CD to listen to. Other noteworthy songs are "Temptation," and "Armed and Dangerous." The backing vocals are real energetic the entire album, and so is the music and production. My favorite Y&T album. Music that's great to play driving in your car on a summer day.
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on July 16, 2006
When I first bought Contagious back in '87, I felt this was a disappointing album that continued the mediocrity that started with Down For The Count. However, while I think the latter was still a major misstep, this album has grown on me over the years. While the songs here aren't as strong as those on their first four albums as Y&T, most of them are at least decent. The title track is pretty catchy even if it resembles Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer". Y&T are at their best on the power ballads and their mid-tempo tracks and there are a couple winners here in "Temptation" and the closing instrumental "I'll Cry for You". "L.A. Rocks" is full of clichés but is also pretty catchy. Despite the album's glossy production, tracks like "Fight For Your Life" and "Eyes of a Stranger" still sound gritty and have cool riffs. Dave Meniketti's soaring vocal delivery and stellar guitar work brings the so-so songs like "Bodily Harm" and "Rhythm or Not" up a notch. All told, while Contagious isn't among Y&T's best work, it has aged better than a lot of "hair metal" albums of the era and the band would step it up even more on Ten.
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on November 24, 2005
ok, i am proud of the fact i love those early y&t albums. they stand over time as American Metal stapes from metals early years. Being someone who looking back has a disgust for all that hair metal stood for, Youd think id hate this album. Its probably the only album from the late 80's/early 90's Hair Drek that i actually admit to owning then and still owning. yes, its a guilty pleasure album. But if you are new to Y&T, LOOK NO FURTHER than 3 albums---> EARTHSHAKER,BLACK TIGER, MEANSTREAK. these 3 slabs of molten metal give Y&T the respect they deserve
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