PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 61- 5.31.17

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

TODAY- Listened to 6 different albums- total for 61 days-376 different albums. On pace for 2250 different albums.

  • THE TALKING HEADS: SPEAKING IN TONGUES: 1983: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: On the 34th anniversary of its release- great album- one of my favorites of the ’83-’84 era where there were so many ‘big’ album releases. The Talking Heads run of “Fear of Music”, “Remain In Light” and “Speaking In Tongues” one of the best three album runs of the era. The music alone on this would be worth listening to.
  • THE ROLLING STONES: UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT: 1983: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Nothing to get excited about here. Verdict is- not enough good songs and poor production- sounds like your basic 80’s bad production deal to me.
  • THE ROLLING STONES: DIRTY WORK: 1996: 2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Again the album is sunk by poor songs. Also around this time Mick and Keith were doing solo stuff if I recall correctly and more importantly not getting along too well. Seems like one of those let’s put out some product kind of deals.
  • KRAFTWERK: AUTOBAHN: 1974: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. I have always loved the title track- the album is worth having for that 22 minutes or greatness alone.
  • JOHNNY CASH: AMERICAN RECORDINGS: 1994: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Johnny Cash after nearly two decades out in the wilderness- returns with his comeback with Rick Ruben. This is the first album they made together. I love the series of albums Johnny made at the end of his career.  I know they have their critics but I thought they were great and it was great to see such a great American artist end his career and life celebrated.
  • TOM PETTY: WILDFLOWERS: 1994: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: When push comes to shove I guess this is my favorite Tom Petty album. Rick Ruben produced this -same as the above Johnny Cash album. Great songs and great sound.  Also his last really great album in my opinion.
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