Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period.
TODAY- Listened to 8 different albums. Total for 69 days- 434- on pace for 2296.
- DUFFY: ROCKFERRY: 2008: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Whatever became of Duffy? Her debut hit #1 in the UK and #4 in the US album charts, 2 years later she releases a second album- and 7 years later still no third album. Her debut album is as good if not better than Adele’s debut but her second album was a disappointment. What happened here?
- JOHN PRINE: FAIR AND SQUARE: 2005: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: At this point- a dozen years later this is the last real John Prine solo album. One of my favorite songwriters over the years, this is one of my least played Prine albums but listening to it again after some time- it’s pretty good. Seems to be in a more reflective mood here.
- PAUL MCCARTNEY: FLOWERS IN THE DIRT: 1989: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. One of the better McCartney albums of period. He got together with Elvis Costello an wrote some songs- a wise idea. Paul I think needs challenged. He hadn’t worked with anyone who could challenge him since that John Lennon fellow. Too bad he didn’t go as far as he should. 4 McCartney/MacManus songs appear here. There were demos that sound a lot better and there were more songs they did together that Paul scrapped. There was a re-issue recently with the demos as a second disc. I haven’t gotten it yet but have heard some of the songs on the computer. Paul should have done an entire album with EC. “My Brave Face” one of my favorite Paul solo songs.
- THE EVERLY BROTHERS: HEARTACHES AND HARMONIES: 1994: DISC 4: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: A highlight on this one- the song Paul McCartney wrote for them “Wings of A Nightingale” from 1984 their best song in a couple decades.
- BUDDY HOLLY: GOLD: 2005: DISC 1: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: There were some great rock n rollers in the 1950’s- and Buddy Holly to me stands right alongside Chuck Berry as the greatest [yes i know The King is in the conversation but I’d rather listen to Berry and Holly anyday} This two disc set has 49 songs. Not only the well known Holly tunes but lesser known gems. I also have on vinyl The Complete Buddy Holly, don’t know if that has been released on CD yet but that is an awesome set.
- BUDDY HOLLY: GOLD: 2005: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
- VAN MORRISON AND LINDA GAIL LEWIS: YOU WIN AGAIN: 2000: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS. Van The Man and The Killer’s sister cover a bunch of standards- entertaining as listening to Van always is but nothing that is essential.
- ARCTIC MONKEYS: FAVOURITE WORST NIGHTMARE: 2007: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Second album from the Monkeys- faster and louder than the debut but another outstanding album.