Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period of time.
TODAY- Listened to 6 different albums. Total for 71 days- 447. On pace for
- QUEEN: JAZZ: 1978: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Awful album cover. This album didn’t receive good reviews upon release. It was the first Queen album I purchased. My writer-artist friend Daniel was a huge Queen fan and had introduced me to their earlier work. This album has always sounded good to me- not Queen at their best, I agree but it deserved better reviews than it got at the time.
- DANIEL JOHNSTON: THE LATE GREAT DANIEL JOHNSTON:2004: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Speaking of my writer-artist friend Daniel. A two disc set -the first disc Daniel doing some of his best songs- the second disc- other artists covering his songs- most notably – Tom Waits, Beck, Teenage Fanclub, Bright Eyes, Eels, Death Cab for Cutie. The first of the discs- was Daniel solo. One of Kurt Cobain’s favorites.
- KANYE WEST: LATE REGISTRATION: 2005: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Kanye’s second album- and as good as the first one. Three top 10 singles and one of the most acclaimed albums of 2005 from our future president. Not a big hip-hop or rap fan but I am a big fan of his music.
- THE STEEL WHEELS: LIVE AT GOOSE CREEK: 2011: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I am not a fan of live albums but this one is not only a great sounding one but a fine introduction to this Americana band.
- RON SEXSMITH: LONG PLAYER LATE BLOOMER: 2011: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Sexsmith is one of my favorite songwriters of the past two decades- you can pretty much count on an album every two years and well written pop songs. One this one he went with heavy metal producer Bob Rock. Favorite songs on this one-“Believe It When I See It”, “Get In Line”, and “Late Bloomer” but no losers on this one. Sexsmith is very consistent.
- GLASS ANIMALS: ZABA: 2014: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Mrs. Postcard introduced me to this one. Took multiple listens to sink in. I have a hard time categorizing it but I read – psychedelic indie pop- sounds about right. Best song ‘Gooey.’