Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a period of 12 months.
TODAY LISTENED TO 6 DIFFERENT ALBUMS: 35 DAYS LISTENED TO 213 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. ON PACE FOR 2221.
- VAN MORRISON: POETIC CHAMPIONS COMPOSE: 1987: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Grows on you with repeated listening. Not one of Van’s 5ive greatest albums or anything but very pleasant.
- U2: OCTOBER: 1981. 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. “Boy” was much better, a shaky sophomore effort. Uneven. It would get better.
- WORLD PARTY: GOODBYE JUMBO: 1990: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. World Party was basically former Waterboy Karl Wallinger- very Beatles influenced but to a good point. I played this album heavily in the early 90’s. Still sounding good. “Put The Message In The Box” was a hit.
- ELTON JOHN: GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD: 1973: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. I have always been more of an Elton singles fan, this double album has been his best selling album.
- VAN MORRISON AND THE CHIEFTAINS: IRISH HEARTBEAT: 1988: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. What a great combination- Van the Man and the Chieftains. Too bad they only did one full album together. Reportedly the tour didn’t go all that well- Van having a bad day ruins everyone’s day! Highlights on this one- Raglan Road and Carrickfergus- among others.
- THE ROLLING STONES: LET IT BLEED: 1969: The Stones last release in the 1960’s- “Gimme Shelter”, “Let It Bleed”, “Monkey Man’, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”- the second album out of a four album run- that is one of the best four album runs in history.