Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period of time.
TODAY-LISTENED TO 7 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- TOTAL FOR 34 DAYS- 207 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- ON PACE FOR 2222.
- STEVE EARLE: I FEEL ALRIGHT: 1996: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Steve’s comeback continues, after a very strong album done with bluegrass musicians, this is more of a rock affair. His way of beating drug addiction- become a workaholic. “More Than I Can Do” sounds like it could have been an outtake from “Rubber Soul.”
- THE ROLLING STONES: BEGGAR’S BANQUET: 1968: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Please allow me to introduce- The Rolling Stones classic period.
- FRANK SINATRA: SINATRA’S SWINGIN’ SESSION: 1960: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Sinatra in his late Capital years- was looking to start his own label and in this album has started to phone it in. Covering “Ole Mac Donald”- not a career highlight.
- CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH: GREATEST HITS: 2005: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The best of CS&N no Young songs in this one.
- DIRE STRAITS: MAKING MOVIES: 1980: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. “Romeo and Juliet” which was a hit in the UK but didn’t chart in the U.S. is one of my Top 30 songs of all times. Solid album. I never understood what happened with this group- in 1985 “Brothers In Arms” was #1 all over the world–and they waited six years for a follow up. You strike while your hot.
- DON MCLEAN: AMERICAN PIE: 1971: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The title song is one of the most famous songs of the era but I maintain that “Vincent” is the greatest song Don McLean has ever written.
- JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE: HARLEM RIVER BLUES: 2010: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The songwriting gene was passed down from father to son. “Harlem River Blues” one of my favorite songs from 2010. Strong album.