Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period.

TODAY- Listened to 4 different albums. Total for 52 days- 319. On pace for 2239.

  • VAN MORRISON AND GEORGIE FAME: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?: 1995: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Recorded live-without an audience. Van and Georgie Fame record a jazz album. It would reach #1 on the jazz album chart. It has its moments and is an easy listen.
  • THE RAMONES: TOO TOUGH TO DIE: 1984: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. A return to form- this would have fit in right after “Road To Ruin.” Back to a more punk sound and it has better songs than the past few albums. It would be their last great album.
  • THE ROLLING STONES: IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: 1974: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The Stones didn’t bounce back after the subpar- “Goats Head Soup”- this does have one song that would endure over the years “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll {But I like it} The slump was real. They were settling into middle age. The edge was gone.
  • THE JAM: THIS IS THE MODERN WORLD: 1977: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The Jam’s second 1977 release. Good, solid album but they hadn’t quite got there yet- that would come with the next album. Paul Weller had yet to hit twenty years old.

5 responses to “PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 52- 5.22.17

  1. The way “The Modern World” is viewed by most baffles me. I know it was rush released and Weller was going through a songwriting dry up, but there’s still some great songs on there including the title track, “Life From A Window” and “In The Street Today”

  2. An odd thing with The Jam as far as my view of them- I didn’t hear them until after they had broken up. The first Jam album I ever SAW was the “best of” – Snap!.. I had read all about them for several years but the local record stores in the hinterlands never stocked them. I wonder how I would view them if like most bands I had gotten them one by one as they came out -instead of knowing the history when I got them all around the same time?

  3. Oddly enough “This Is The Modern World” was the first record I bought by them when it was released so I guess my view of it is a little biased. I was blown away when I bought “All Mod Cons” though, a major step forward, and still my favourite Jam album.

    • I remember being so excited when I saw “Snap” I didn’t know it was out- I miss those days of surprises like that.

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