PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 56- 5.26.17

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

TODAY listened to 7 different albums. 56 day total 344. On pace for 2242

  • JONI MITCHELL: BLUE: 1971: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. On her fourth album she puts it all together and enters the most noted period of her career. Her songwriting and singing getting better album by album.
  • ELVIS COSTELLO WITH THE BRODSKY QUARTET: THE JULIET LETTERS: 1993: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Here is something different. EC backed on this album by only the Brodsky String Quartet.
  • JIM CROCE: YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM: 1972: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The three albums were released from the spring of 1973 until just after his death in 1974- 18 months apart. All three albums hit the top 10 and he had 2 #1 songs “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “Time In A Bottle.” He is never lumped in with the singer-songwriter movement of his time-maybe because he seemed to have a sense of humor and didn’t take himself too seriously . In listening to his music over the past 40 plus years I always had the feeling he would have been someone you’d have wanted to know. Gone too soon at age of 30 in plane crash.
  • JIM CROCE: LIFE AND TIMES: 1973: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
  • JIM CROCE: I GOT A NAME: 1973: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
  • THE WHO:THE WHO BY NUMBERS: 1975: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Pete Townshend turned 30 and was writing about getting old. One of my favorite Who albums, although I almost take a star off for “Squeeze Box” which is horrible.
  • ATLANTIC RHYTHM AND BLUES: 1947-1974: DISC 1: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. First disc of 8 covering the Atlantic labels great history in the R&B field. Listening to these songs is like listening to history being made- and the groundwork for things to come.
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5 responses to “PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 56- 5.26.17

  1. Yeah, I don’t get Joni Mitchell fans who think she peaked early with the folk stuff – I always felt like Blue’s her first great album, and she stayed great for most of the 1970s.

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