Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period of time.
TODAY- LISTENED TO 6 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. 25 DAYS LISTENED TO 151 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. ON PACE FOR 2205 DIFFERENT ALBUMS.
- ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS: TRUST: 1981: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS.
- STEVE FORBERT: ALIVE ON ARRIVAL: 1978: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Back when Rolling Stone magazine still sort of mattered- the featured review one issue was- Ian Hunter’s “You’re Never Alone With a Schizophrenic” and Steve Forbert’s debut album. Both got rave reviews and as I recall the review compared the two albums- as Hunter’s one of a rock ‘n roll veteran who had experienced it all- and Forbert- a new fresh face with the future ahead of him. I went out and bought both albums and still listen to both on a fairly regular basis. Forbert was given the label of ‘the next Dylan”-which was unfair to put on anyone. He’s still around touring and releasing albums but I don’t think he’s ever matched his brilliant debut.
- MEAT LOAF: BAT OUT OF HELL: 1977: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Mr. Loaf has made a career out of this album. I wonder if he is doing a tour this year performing this album since it’s the 40th anniversary of its release? 3 hit singles on it and it has sold 14 million copies in the US and 43 million world wide. I bought the album in one of those Columbia House deals. One of the minor hits on the album- “Paradise By The Dashboard Lights’- peaked at #39. I was a Top 40 listener back then and I recall that week the local radio station went from #40 to #38 skipping #39. A few days later I got my hands on a copy of Billboard and saw that “Paradise” was #39- so the radio station had censored the song. When Meat Loaf appeared on the Tom Snyder Show- Snyder got his name wrong calling him “Meatball.”
- SEX PISTOLS: NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, HERE’S THE SEX PISTOLS: 1977. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. One of the greatest albums of all-times. Went to #1 in the UK but only #106 in the US album charts. I love the smell of punk in the morning.
- SLEATER-KINNEY: NO CITIES TO LOVE: 2015. Their first album in ten years.
- THE BEATLES: PAST MASTERS PART II: 1988: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The A and B sides from the second half of The Beatles career that weren’t on the albums.