Emitt Rhodes - ABC/Dunhill 1970
Nevertheless it is still a milestone in American power-pop. Almost exclusively consisting of well-constructed pop songs in catchy arrangements. Hard to bring forward specific songs since most of them are really great. Still besides the catchy single "Fresh as a Daisy," "Live Till You Die," "Ever Find Yourself Running" or "You Should Be Ashamed" (along with a handful more) all have what a good popsong needs. The short "Lullabye" is another of my favorites.
Rhodes wrote all the songs, played all instruments and co-produced the album; so this is indeed is a solo album. Unfortunately pressure from the company, meant that Rhodes was not given the neccesary time to come up with an equally strong successor, and though his next album "Mirror" has its moments, it never comes close to matching this perfect power-pop album.