Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period.
TODAY- Listened to 7 different albums. 70 day total -441 different albums. On pace for 2300.
- BOB DYLAN: GREATEST HITS II: 1971: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The first Dylan album I bought was his greatest hits, this was the second- and probably a more important purchase. The Greatest Hits was great but this one went deeper- and made me realize I needed to dig deeper into his discography and I then one by one started buying everything he did up [ this was in the late 70’s} Most of these songs were not ‘hits’ but great songs from his 1960’s albums.
- BILLY JOE SHAVER: I’M JUST AN OLD CHUNK OF COAL: 1981: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The title track a Shaver classic and When The Word Was Thunderbird a song Shaver would re-record a few times into the future. Not a bad song on this album. Again, a great songwriter who was overlooked by the general public but not his fellow musicians.
- BILLY JOE SHAVER: SALT OF THE EARTH: 1987: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: More great songs from an artist who should have been up there with Waylon and Willie. I am listening in his catalog in chronological order- passed over the self-titled album- I know I have it but must have misplaced it.
- BILLY JOE SHAVER: RESTLESS WIND: THE LEGENDARY BILLY JOE SHAVER 1973-1987: 1995: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: A career overview with 18 of his best tunes from the 1973-87 time period. A great introduction to his earlier work.
- KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: JESUS WAS A CAPRICORN: 1973: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Highlights include a couple duets with then girlfriend and future wife Rita Coolidge and one of his most famous/greatest songs “Why Me” Not as strong as his first couple albums but wouldn’t you know it- this album would be the one that went to #1 on the Country Music album chart.
- XTC: FOSSIL FUEL: THE XCT SINGLES COLLECTION:1996: DISC 1: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Another one of those bands who deserved more success than they received. Don’t know what it was- they weren’t a trend following band, also after 1982 they didn’t tour due to Andy Partridge’s stage fright issues. They only had one single hit the Top 100 in the US and it peaked at #72. These guys should have had gobs of hits. They fared slightly better in the UK with a handful of minor hits. I got this album in London. Miss these guys.
- XTC: FOSSIL FUEL: THE XTC SINGLES COLLECTION: 1996: DISC 2: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: