was Todd Rundgren
's third solo album, it was the first to truly establish him as a solo artist. He gained the confidence to carry a double LP where he played every instrument and sang every vocal. He also gained a new habit: drug use. Not a big surprise coming from the '70s rock scene, but it was something Rundgren had been completely against before. He confessed he was a "complete teetotaller" until he tried marijuana before recording his second album The Ballad of Todd Rundgren
. With Something/Anything?
, he moved on to psychedelics and the stimulant Ritalin. He told the Independent
in 2004: "With drugs I could suddenly abstract my thought processes in a certain way, and I wanted to see if I could put them on a record. A lot of people recognized it as the dynamics of a psychedelic trip - it was almost like painting with your head."
The album reached #29 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified gold in 1975.