I'm more or less on vacation at the moment, so I'll keep this short, but I'd be remiss if I didn't point you in the direction of my just-posted review of the entire Patti Smith discography for eMusic. It's been too long since I've really listened to Horses, let alone dipped back into it for several weeks on end, and boy, does it hold up like a friggin' tank. (Sadly, I was 2 when it was released in 1975, so despite that fact that I lived in Manhattan then, I was sadly not hip to the downtown goings-on.) No surprise there. What did surprise me was how strong some of Smith's latter-day albums are, especially the consecutive trio of Gone Again, Peace & Noise and Gung Ho. The topical lyrics of Gung Ho's "Glitter in Their Eyes" may be loaded with clunkers, but it boasts the catchiest riff in Smith's oeuvre since "Because," and the unlikely pairing with producer Gil Norton produces surprisingly potent results. Lots, lots more at the link.