PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 57- 5.27.17

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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. Total for 57 days- 351 different albums. On pace for 2248.

  • ATLANTIC RHYTHM & BLUES: DISC 2: 1947-1974: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. The Clovers, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, The Drifters, LaVern Baker- disc is filled with great 50’s music.
  • ATLANTIC RHYTHM & BLUES: DISC 3: 1947-1974: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Disc’s 3 and 4 hit pay dirt- the best discs in the set and they are all great- Big Joe Turner, Brother Ray, LaVern Baker, The Drifters, The Coasters, Chuck Willis, Ivory Joe Turner.
  • ATLANTIC RHYTHM& BLUES: DISC 4: 1947- 1974: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Nearly every song on this disc is one you’ve heard if you are a music fan- The Coasters, Chuck Willis, LaVern Baker, Clyde McPhatter, Brother Ray, The Drifters, Ben E. King and Solomon Burke. Outstanding.
  • THE DOORS: STRANGE DAYS: 1967: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: A mixed bag, some strong songs like “People Are Strange” and  the title track and a number of so-so efforts. Overrated group. If Jim Morrison was a poet I am Lawrence Welk.
  • ONCE: SOUNDTRACK: 2007: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The soundtrack to the movie- the best songs are the ones with Glenn Hansard and Marketa Irglova together.
  • THE JAM: SOUND AFFECTS: 1980: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Another brilliant Jam album. Paul Weller has said this is the best album The Jam recorded. Heavily influenced by The Beatles “Revolver.” “Start” became the second Jam single to hit #1.
  • TOM PETTY: FULL MOON FEVER: 1989: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Petty’s first solo album. He made this around the time he was also recording with the Traveling Wilbury’s album. He has said that this was the most enjoyable album of his career. A big comeback from his previous album ‘Let Me Up.” Maybe what he needed was a change- working with different musicians. Whatever it was -it worked. His best album since “Damn The Torpedoes.”
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