Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period.
TODAY- Listened to 6 different albums. Total- for 53 days- 325 different albums. On pace for-2238.
- THE JAM: ALL MOD CONS: 1978: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. One of the best albums of 1978. After the promise of the first two albums in 1978- The Jam hit their stride.
- THE ROLLING STONES: BLACK AND BLUE: 1976: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The slide continues. Not many highlights on this one- Memory Motel the best cut. Nevertheless The Stones were an established brand and the album went to #1. The only hit song on the album was “Fool To Cry” Ronnie Wood’s first album as a Stone. 40 plus years later he’s still ‘the new guy.”
- TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS: SOUTHERN ACCENTS: 1985: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. This album will forever be remembered for that Alice In Wonderland style video of “Don’t Come Around Here No More” which is a shame. Best cuts on it to me are “Rebels” and “Southern Accents.”
- KENDRICK LAMAR: TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY: 2015: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: An out of left field listen for me. I’ve heard how great this album is for two years so I didn’t buy it but rented it from the library. On first lesson- my impression is I need to give it more than one listen- so 3 stars on one listen. I know the critics and public loved this. I will give it a few listens.
- THE TRIFFIDS: BORN SANDY DEVOTIONAL: 1986: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Australian alternative band from the 1980’s- I can’t recall where I heard of them it sure wasn’t American radio. Like the Go-Betweens they weren’t even a big hit in their homeland during their time. Sad. This was their most acclaimed album- great songwriting.
- MERLE HAGGARD: SAME TRAIN, A DIFFERENT TIME: 1969: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. I love classic country music and my favorite country artist is Merle. Here in a double album he pays tribute to his hero “The Singing Brakeman” Jimmie Rodgers on a double album. Topped the country album charts without the benefit of a hit single.