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

TODAY listened to 7 different albums. Total for 100 days- 647. On pace for 2362 different albums.

  • PSYCHEDELIC FURS: ALL OF THIS AND NOTHING: 1988: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Greatest hits/ best of from the Furs. They haven’t released anything new since 1991- so this pretty much collects their best. Favorite songs- Pretty In Pink, The Ghost In You,  Love My Way, Heartbreak Beat, Heaven.. they still tour now and then, I saw them a couple years ago.
  • RADIOHEAD: THE BENDS: 1995: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Interesting to look at the reviews in the US of this album upon release and now. It got a lot of poor reviews in US in 1995 [ it was better received in the UK} Now the album is acclaimed. “High and Dry” “Fake Plastic Trees” “My Iron Lung”  excellent album.
  • JOY DIVISION: CLOSER: 1980: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Released after the suicide of Ian Curtis. One of the best albums of the post-punk era.
  • BOB DYLAN: AS GOOD AS I’VE BEEN TO YOU: 1992: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Bob was in a slump from the mid 80s {not counting Oh Mercy} so he recorded two albums back to back- of traditional folk music covers- no originals. It may have been a great idea. He had been going at it for three decades. At this point maybe part of the problem was he had nothing to say. Maybe a break was needed. This is a pretty good but not essential album. He would release “World Gone Wrong” next -another folk song covers album before releasing an album of fresh originals-” Time Out Of Mind” in 1997 which would see him returning to critical acclaim.
  • THE KINKS: THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY: 1968: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Was released November 22, 1968- the same day as The Beatles “White Album.” It was ignored and critically panned and failed to make the charts. Its status has grown with age, now considered a classic and some- including myself feel it is The Kinks best album. The best known song on the album is probably “Picture Book” due to it’s being in a Hewlett- Packard commercial in 2004. The album is a collection of songs about English life and the passing of English traditions.
  • LED ZEPPELIN: PHYSICAL GRAFFITI: 1975:DISC 1: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: One of the greatest double albums of all time. Ranks with IV as my favorite Led Zeppelin album. Kashmir has to be my favorite Led Zeppelin song. A variety of music styles on this. Led Zeppelin at their peak.