Styx - Styx



  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 6

  • ℗ 2012 Wooden Nickel Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprise


Title Artist Time
Movement For the Common Man Styx 13:14 USD Album Only
Right Away Styx 3:40 USD 1.29
What Has Come Between Us Styx 4:55 USD 1.29
Best Thing Styx 3:14 USD 1.29
Quick Is the Beat of My Heart Styx 3:51 USD 1.29
After You Leave Me Styx 4:03 USD 1.29


  • The album that started it all.

    By God of Thunder
    This is the debut album of one of the best American rock bands ever. Back in those days a lot of bands weren't great right away (and even the ones that were great became even greater over time, making their debut albums seem less great). Bands evolved into greatness, which helps for sustained success. There are more 70's tock bands that are still around today than 80's and 90's bands. Anyway, the good about this album is that is showed great musicianship and sophistication. That was impressive for it's time. Back then just about all the bands that had those qualities were British. Styx may be the first American rock band to have these qualities. However, as far as songwriting goes, the album only has 6 songs. Much of the tape is used on the first song, which I LOVE the beginning of it through the drum solo, but after that it loses interest. I vastly prefer ELP's Fanfare for the Common Man over Styx's. Styx did it before ELP, but it isn't Styx's song so they don't get points for that. Also, almost all the songs are covers. The only original tunes on this album are "Best Thing" (which is good but not great) and some parts of the 1st song. However, I LOVE "Children of the Land" and the ensuing drum solo and I also love "Quick is the Beat of my Heart."
  • The beginnings of a great group....

    By Da Crusher
    Glad to see these make their way on here. Four of the five allbums with John Curulewski from Wooden Nickel show this group developing and forging to what became their best album with JC in Equinox. Number one is very good, though not the best of the four Wooden Nickel albums. Their Movement for the Common Man suite and What has Come Between Us shows the band could strecth their chops and prove why they were considered in their early years as a American prog band. Best Thing was a minor local hit for the group, but also shows they can straight ahead rock. Brings you back to a time when both Young and DeYoungs vocals had raw energy and desire instead of what it became later down the road.