PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 55= 5-25-17

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

TODAY- Listened to 7 different albums today. 55 day total is 337 different albums. On pace for 2236.

  • GEORGE HARRISON: GEORGE HARRISON: 1979: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. I always kind of liked this album , George wrote some good songs but the annoying production is a gripe. “Blow Away” one of my favorite George solo tunes,  “Not Guilty” a song he wrote in the White Album era, “Faster” and “Your Love Is Forever” are highlights to me.
  • RANDY NEWMAN: LITTLE CRIMINALS: 1977: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. My first Randy Newman album. The unlikely left-field hit “Short People” came off of this one. After buying this I would go on to explore the Randy Newman catalog- and found that this album wasn’t close to being his best. I’ve always found this album kind of boring in comparison to most of his other albums.
  • HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A. SOUNDTRACK: 1977. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Excellent soundtrack to one of my favorite documentaries- coal mining songs. I highly recommend both the doc and the soundtrack. Not easy listening but great songs/performances, old school mountain music.
  • THE ROLLING STONES: SOME GIRLS: 1978: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: My first ‘new’ Stones album and probably still the most played. Probably their last ‘great’ album. Not a bad song on it–and a decade ago they came out with a new edition with a disc of fine extras from the time. Great album cover too.
  • MARSHALL CRENSHAW: FIELD DAY: 1983: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Not as sparkling as his first album but probably an unfair comparison- the first album was super. The Dean of Rock Critics Robert Christgau did give it an A plus. “Whenever You’re On My Mind” the most memorable song on this.
  • GEORGE HARRISON: WONDERWALL MUSIC:1968: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The first Beatle solo album and the first album on The Beatles Apple label.  Indian instrumental music. Has to be worth a few stars on Oasis taking the title and making it into their greatest song. In reading Mark Lewisohn’s vol. 1 on The Beatles “Tune In” George’s mum Louise was listening to Indian music regularly at the time she was pregnant with George. I wonder if that had anything to do with his later love for the music?
  • TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS: LET ME UP [I’VE HAD ENOUGH]: 1987: 2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Maybe the worst album of his career? Bland,  I fell asleep listening to it today and had to reboot it. “Jammin’ Me” was a hit, nothing else stands out to me. Things would get better when Tom joined the Wilbury’s.
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