Goal- 1500 different albums in a period of 12 months.
TODAY- LISTENED TO 8 DIFFERENT ALBUMS. TOTAL 38 DAYS- 240. ON PACE FOR 2305.
- LED ZEPPELIN: LED ZEPPELIN II: 1969: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The bands heaviest album.
- VAN MORRISON: AVALON SUNSET: 1989: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Who would believe Van singing a song with Cliff Richard? It worked though. “Have I Told You Lately” became a Van fan favorite. My favorites on this album “Orangefield.””These Are The Days” and “Will I Ever Live In God.” Van ends the 80’s on a high note.
- U2: THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE: 1984: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. U2 is getting big with this album- you could see the explosion to come with “The Joshua Tree.” Still this album is not packed with great songs- great and so-so. Like most albums of their albums it is top heavy. Favorite song on it – “Bad.”
- STEVE EARLE: EL CORAZON: 1997: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Steve’s comeback continues- very solid set of songs. It was great seeing him in concert at this point in time- he was playing a lot of the new material and that was great because the new material was great.
- STEVE EARLE AND DEL MCCOURY BAND: THE MOUNTAIN:1999: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Steve does a bluegrass album and tour with bluegrass legend Del McCoury and his band. The album is fantastic- and the tour which I somehow missed- I guess they didn’t come around–from all reports went well but ole Del was offended by Steve’s language. “remember folks there’s no room for vulgarity for bluegrass”
- STEVE EARLE: TRANSCENDENTAL BLUES: 2000: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. My favorite Steve Earle album and that is saying something. I remember being on vacation when it came out- and buying it the day it came out. Mrs. Postcard asked me after a couple listens what I though of it- and I was like “I don’t know yet.”–about the fifth listen it kicked in.
- CHRIS STAPLETON: TRAVELLER: 2015: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. I hate modern country music- most of it is awful- and not country at all. Chris Stapleton is one of the few exceptions. Looking forward to hearing his just released second album. “Traveller” one of the great songs of the past couple years.
- BOB DYLAN: ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN: 1964: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Bob turns away from the folk- protest music and loses some fans at the time but it was a key move in having the career he ended up having. Mixed results- he would later say he regretted the nasty “Ballad in Plain D.” But on the other side of things there is “Chimes of Freedom” and “My Back Pages.”