PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 80- 6.19.17

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

TODAY- listened to 6 different albums. Total for 80 days- 510 different albums. On pace for 2327 different albums.

  • PAUL SIMON: SO BEAUTIFUL OR SO WHAT:2011: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Paul Simon is one of my favorite songwriters- but he certainly isn’t one of the most prolific. You can expect about 2 Paul Simon albums a decade. Since going solo in the early 70’s he has released 12 albums in 45 years. This is his best in this century. A lot of religious symbolism in this one. Interesting musically with a lot of afro pop influences. The album was worth the five year wait since the last one.
  • BOB DYLAN: HARD RAIN: 1976: 2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS.  A live Bob album. Nothing to get worked up about.
  • LORDE: MELODRAMA: 2017: 4 STARS:  Again, one I need to listen too more to get a full feel for it- just got the album and listened to it twice. I loved her debut album and this one on initial listen sounds great too.
  • BOB DYLAN: SLOW TRAIN COMING: 1979: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Bob Dylan’s career has been at times controversial and this was one of his most controversial albums- many long time fans were shocked when Bob was born-again and released this album. Bottom line it is an excellent album and one of Dylan’s finest produced albums.
  • KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: SINGER/ SONGWRITER: 1991: DISC 1: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The first disc is Kristofferson singing his own songs- the second disc is famous covers of Kristopherson songs. I give both 4 stars due to better selections were out there. For the most part even though Kristofferson doesn’t have much of a voice I would rather listen to him do his songs. On the cover disc though- some you just can’t beat- Janis Joplin doing “Bobby McGee”- Sammi Smith “Help Me Make It Through The Night”- Johnny Cash “Sunday Morning Coming Down” Ray Price “For The Good Times.”  Kristofferson without question one of the greatest songwriters in country music history.
  • KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: SINGER/ SONGWRITER: 1991: DISC 2: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS.
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