PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 20- 4.20.17

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Goal- to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 months period.

TODAY-LISTENED TO 8 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. TOTAL FOR 20 DAYS- 122 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. ON PACE FOR 2227 DIFFERENT ALBUMS.

  • TRENT WEGLER AND STEEL WHEELS: BLUE HEAVEN: 2006. 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Some real gems on this album, a steady improvement on Wegler’s first album, they will get better.
  • TOM T. HALL: GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1: 1972. 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS
  • TOM T. HALL: GREATEST HITS VOLUME II: 1975: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. For some reason when I think of Tom T. Hall I always associate Roger Miller to him. Hall is “The Storyteller” I have always enjoyed { Roger Miller is superior} In the 1970’s Hall was releasing albums and having country hits left and right. Still living- he hasn’t released a new album in twenty years. Two of my favorite Tom T. Hall songs “Don’t Forget The Coffee Billy Joe” and “That’s How I Got To Memphis.”
  • VAN MORRISON: VEEDON FLEECE: 1974: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. An album that is often compared to his classic “Astral Weeks” with its ‘stream of consciousness ” lyrics. It took a number of listens to really hit me but once it did it became one of my favorite Van albums. Like “Astral Weeks” I hear new things with each listen.
  • SON VOLT: TRACE: 1995. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. One of my favorite albums from the 1990’s and includes one of my favorite songs “Windfall.” When Uncle Tupelo split up it appeared at first like Jay Farrar’s  Son Volt- would be more successful than Jeff Tweedy’s Wilco- but over the past 20 plus years that hasn’t turned out to be the case but this album is flawless.
  • ROD STEWART: EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY: 1971. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Rod Stewart was great up to a point in time. In the mid to late 70’s he must have felt it was more important to be famous than great. One of the great wastes of talent in rock history- at least in my opinion- I could be wrong. I think the tendencies were always there. This is a great album. I also loved The Faces. His career from the late 70’s on- pretty much went to waste.
  • HERBIE HANCOCK: KEN BURNS JAZZ: 2000. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The most modern artist from the 22 solo artists who had albums released around the Ken Burns Jazz series.
  • THE BEACH BOYS: PET SOUNDS: 1966. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Is 5 stars enough? Pop music as art. One of the ten greatest albums of all times.
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