Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a period of 12 months.
TODAY-LISTENED TO 7 DIFFERENT ALBUMS TODAY. TOTAL 29 DAYS- 177 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. ON PACE FOR 2228.
- BOB DYLAN: BOB DYLAN: 1962: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. A promising start to Dylan’s career. Mostly covers with a couple originals-including his first great song “Song For Woody.”
- VAN MORRISON: INARTICULATE SPEECH OF THE HEART: 1983: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. An album of mostly instrumentals from Van the Man.
- STEVE EARLE: TRAIN A COMIN’: 1995: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Steve’s comeback from addiction- a low key album backed with bluegrass musicians. Saw him on the tour for the album- maybe the best Steve concert I’ve been to- and they have all been great.
- THE ROLLING STONES: AFTERMATH: 1966: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The Stones breakthrough album- all Jagger-Richards originals. The first great Stones album.
- ALANIS MORISSETTE: JAGGED LITTLE PILL: 1995: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The mid-90’s were weird- bringing us two huge one album wonders- Morissette and Hootie and The Blowfish. My best memory of this album is- we were living in an apartment at the time and the girl who briefly was living in the apartment directly above us- day after day when she got up at 5am- would blast this album -every damn morning. At the time it wasn’t funny but 20 years later I can laugh. Obviously Alanis was speaking to her.
- THE BEATLES: LET IT BE…NAKED. 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Not significantly better or worse than the original.
- VAN MORRISON: IT’S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW: DISC 1: 2016: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Never a big fan of live albums but this new 4 volume box set of Van The Man’s early 1970’s concerts outstanding.