This double record from 1972 remains the definitive collection of Rundgren's long career. With Rundren acting as a one-man-band for three-quarters of the session, it was also his bid for a Ph.D. from the college of musical knowledge. He deserved the degree for simply writing the lead-off track, "I Saw the Light," a melodic pop-rock gem that remains Rundgren's greatest hit.
Rundgren excels at Beatles-esque pop-rock ("Couldn't I Just Tell You," "Wolfman Jack") and Philadelphia-styled soul ballads ("It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference," "Hello, It's Me"). He also sticks his toe into heavy metal ("Black Maria"), jazz-rock fusion ("Breathless"), and cerebral pop ("The Night the Carousel Burnt Down"). Like most double albums, there's fat on the play-list, but the best of Something/Anything gave credence to Rundgren's boast of being a wizard and a true star. --John Milward
Deluxe, double Gold CD release from artist/producer Todd Rungren.
Selections: Disc One: I Saw the Light, It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference, Wolfman Jack, Cold Morning Light, It Takes Two to Tango (This is for the Girls), Sweeter Memories, Intro, Breathless, The Night the Carousel Burned Down, Saving Grace, Marlene, Song of the Viking, I Went to the Mirror.
Disc Two: Black Maria, One More Day (No Word), Couldn't I Just Tell You, Torch Song, Little Red Light, Overture - My Roots: Money(That's What I Want) / Messin' With the Kid, Dust in the Wind, Piss Aaron, Hello It's Me, Some Folds is Even Whiter Than Me, You Left Me Sore, Slut.