Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period.
TODAY- Listened to 5 different albums- Total for 62 days is 381.
- ELVIS COSTELLO: ALL THIS USELESS BEAUTY: 1996: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The last album he delivered to Warner Bros to end his contract. A collection of songs that he’d written for others or had intended to write for others- and one of the songs from the collaboration with Paul McCartney. Doesn’t sound to me like a cohesive album but what it is -a collection of songs.
- THE BYRDS: THE NOTORIOUS BYRD BROTHERS: 1968: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The Byrds continue to change- a mixture of different musical genres in the songs here. Their hit making days are over and their line-up continues to make changes- Out goes Crosby. Very good album though.
- THE WATERBOYS: FISHERMAN’S BLUES: 1988: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: This was my first exposure to The Waterboys and still my favorite Waterboys album. Highlights for me are “We Will Not Be Lovers”, “Fisherman’s Blues”, “And A Bang On The Ear” and the cover of Van’s “Sweet Thing.”
- BILLY JOE&NORAH: FOREVERLY: 2013: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones recreate the Everly Brothers’s 1958 album “Songs Out Daddy Taught Us” A good recording, entertaining and nice to have the spotlight on the Everly Brothers-but not something that is essential.
- JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO: MILK AND HONEY: 1984: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: John’s songs were recorded around the Double Fantasy period and after. I think his songs on this are pretty good. Never a big fan of Yoko’s but I think her “Double Fantasy” songs are much better than what she has on here. Highlight’s- John’s’ “Nobody Told Me”, ” Borrowed Time” and “I’m Stepping Out.”