Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a period of 12 months.
TODAY- LISTENED TO 6 DIFFERENT ALBUMS TODAY. TOTAL FOR 32 DAYS- 194 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. ON PACE FOR 2213 DIFFERENT ALBUMS.
- THE ROLLING STONES: BETWEEN THE BUTTONS: 1967: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Like with The Beatles-listening to the UK releases not the butchered US editions from the time. Another album of Stones originals. My favorite Stones album before their classic period which starts with “Beggar’s Banquet.” This is a very eclectic album. No hits on this that have been over played on the radio the past 50 years. Another reason to love it.
- CROWDED HOUSE: CROWDED HOUSE: 1986: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. I love Crowded House, their debut album one of the great pop albums of recent decades. Neil Finn is one of the great songwriters. I just wish they were more active.
- FRANK SINATRA: COME DANCE WITH ME! 1959: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Another change of arrangers- back to Billy May. Very good with a couple clunkers.
- FRANK SINATRA: NO ONE CARES: 1959: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Back to Gordon Jenkins as arranger and another dreary album like “Where Are You?” Not Frank at his best but it is Frank. Just depressing Frank.
- BOB DYLAN: THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN: 1963: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. “Blowin’ In The Wind”, “Masters of War” “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”, “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright”, “Girl From The North Country”, “Oxford Town” a great leap forward from his first album.
- GEORGE HARRISON: ALL THINGS MUST PASS: 1970: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The best post-Beatles album by a former Beatle? Has to be in the running. After all those years or being limited to a song or two on a Beatle album he had a double’s album worth of songs.