Project goal is to listen to 1500 different albums during a period of 12 months- April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
Today- 8 DIFFERENT ALBUMS LISTENED TO. 12 DAY TOTAL- 80 DIFFERENT ALBUMS.
- THE BEATLES: RUBBER SOUL: 1965. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Maybe the key album in the entire Beatles catalog. There were signs of change in “Beatles For Sale” and “Help!” and on some of the singles released during the time separate from the albums- but this was the revolutionary moment. Had The Beatles kept the same sound from 1963-64 I have no doubt the boat would have started to leak but the ones thing they did was keep changing. In listening to The Beatles catalog it’s hard to believe the evolution in their music over a period of less than a decade from start to finish. “Rubber Soul” is one of my Mount Rushmore of Beatles albums- along with “Revolver” “The Beatles” aka “The White Album” and “Abbey Road.”
- TRENT WAGLER: JOURNAL OF A BAREFOOT SOLDIER: 2005.3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Solo album by Wagler before forming his group Steel Wheels. Showing potential on debut they would develop with the Steel Wheels- a group I’d recommend. Americana.
- AL GREEN: GREATEST HITS: 1975. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Great soul singer who was on fire from the early 70’s until the mid’70’s. Terrific greatest hits-the essentials are here.
- FLEETWOOD MAC: RUMOURS: 1977. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The album everyone owned in the 1977-78. Sold 45 million copies, had four hit singles and won the Grammy for best album- and it is a great album.
- VAN MORRISON: TUPELO HONEY: 1971. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Van still riding the wave in the early 1970’s. Another excellent album. Best known songs from this one “Wild Night” and “Tupelo Honey.”
- CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL: COSMOS FACTORY: 1971. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. In a period of 2 1/2 years from July 1968 until December 1970- CCR released six albums- they released three in 1970 alone. John Fogerty was a hit making machine. This was their last great album. More hooks on this album than in Babe Winkleman’s tackle box.
- BASEBALL’S GREATEST HITS VOLUME II- LET’S PLAY TWO: 1990 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Volume 1 had the choice songs but still a lot of great baseball songs on volume II. It’s been 27 years- how about releasing a volume III?
- ELVIS COSTELLO: ARMED FORCES: 1979. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Another EC album I wore out while I was in high school. Probably my favorite EC album. Back then the release of a new Elvis album was like Christmas for me.