What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits is the Doobie Brothers’ fourth studio album, and it is their commercial breakthrough. The album reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned three hit singles: “Black Water,” “Eyes of Silver,” and “China Grove.”
The album is a classic example of the Doobie Brothers’ signature sound, blending elements of rock, soul, and R&B. The songs are catchy and melodic, with strong vocals from Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons.
The album is also notable for its production, which was handled by Ted Templeman. Templeman helped to create a polished and commercial sound for the Doobie Brothers, which helped to make them one of the most popular bands of the 1970s.
What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits is a classic album that is still enjoyable to listen to today. It is a must-have for fans of classic rock and the Doobie Brothers.