PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 84- 6.23.17

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

TODAY listened to 4 different albums. Total for 84 days 537 different albums. On pace for 2333.

  • BOB DYLAN: SHOT OF LOVE: 1981: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The third of Bob’s “Christian Trilogy”- I loved “Slow Train Coming” and I have always liked this one. Never warmed to “Saved” “Every Grain Of Sand” is a real standout and a song that was added to the album after its original release “The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Alter” has always been a favorite from this period. The album cover by the way one of the worst I’ve ever seen.
  • WILLIE NILE: AMERICAN RIDE: 2013: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I can’t think of many artists who have peaked-in the 60’s. Nile hit his prime in his late 50’s with The Streets of New York nearly a dozen years ago and hasn’t slowed down since. A number of songs on this about his beloved New York City and the title song reminds me a lot of Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans” He even throws in a cover of Jim Carroll’s “People Who Died”
  • ELVIS COSTELLO: MOMOFUKU: 2008:  4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: An EC record with The Imposters- and a return to form- the kind of record lifetime fans enjoy hearing- back to the fury of old. An underrated album in his catalog. The album was written and recorded quickly. Maybe that was a good idea.
  • JOHNNY CASH: UNEARTHED II: TROUBLE IN MIND: 2003: DISC 2: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS FOR THE BOX SET.  I can’t add any more to what I’ve already said about this box set and Johnny Cash’s American Recordings. Excellent.
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