Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 months period.
LISTENED TO TODAY- 7 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. LISTENED TO 11 DAYS- 72 DIFFERENT ALBUMS.
- THE REPLACEMENTS: PLEASED TO MEET ME: 1986. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. One of my favorite 80’s bands. “Children by the millions wait for Alex Chilton to come around.” The middle period of The Replacements are my favorite- the “Let It Be”, “Tim” and “Pleased to Meet Me” albums. Paul Westerberg what a great songwriter he was at this point in time.
- WARREN ZEVON: BAD LUCK STREAK IN DANCING SCHOOL: 1980. 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Uneven follow up to his “Excitable Boy” album which had gone platinum a couple years earlier. My least played Zevon album.
- ROSANNE CASH: THE LIST. 2009. 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. When she was eighteen her father Johnny gave her a list of 100 essential country songs in an effort to expand her knowledge of country music. Here she records 12 of those songs. I don’t think she’s ever revealed the 100 songs on Johnny’s list- in case there is a second album from The List.
- LEONARD COHEN: SONGS FROM LEONARD COHEN. 1967. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Poet Leonard Cohen was 33 years old in 1967 when he released his first solo album. Two of his most famous songs appear on this debut album- “Suzanne” and “So Long, Marianne.” One of the great songwriters of the last fifty years. Had a late life career surge, releasing three acclaimed albums in his last five years.
- STEVIE WONDER: INNERVISIONS: 1973. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Stevie Wonder ruled the early to mid 1970’s. Four albums in a row- “Talking Book”, “Innervisions”, “Fullfillingness First Finale” and “Songs In The Key of Life” were all classics. This album is Stevie in his prime. He could do no wrong at this point in time.
- SONNY ROLLINS- KEN BURNS JAZZ: 2000. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS.
- STEVE EARLE: GUITAR TOWN: 1986. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Debut album, a big country music hit. Then he went off into different directions. Great songwriting.