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

TODAY-listened to 6 different albums. 113 day total- 728 different albums. On pace for 2352 different albums.

  • HEART: THE ESSENTIAL HEART: 2002: DISC 1: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I can’t say I’ve ever been a Heart fan- back in the 1970’s when I listened to a lot of rock album radio- I liked the songs of theirs that I heard but I was never moved to go out and purchase one of their albums. Then in the mid- 80’s I began to loathe them. In the 70’s they were a rock band and the songs I did hear on the radio were good rock music. They were successful but not huge huge. They had hit songs but weren’t chart toppers- their highest peaking hit during their ‘good ‘ period was their ode to Charlie Manson “Magic Man” #9. In the early 80’s they had peaked and seemed to be on the decline in popularity. The minor hits dried up and then in the mid-80’s they changed there sound to soft rock and exploded. Over the course of 3 hit albums they had 10 big hits including 2 which hit #1. They were for the most part 1980’s formula garbage. In re-listening to the second disc I hated the songs more than I originally hated them 30 years ago. Boring- but they had their success. After 3 albums of this the world grew tired of it and moved on. It is kind of appropriate in this double anthology that it goes in chronological order- disc 2 starts with the downfall artistically- “What About Love” it just gets worse after that. Recently I was critical of Hall and Oates for going to their formula 80’s sound [ I think ZZ Top did the same thing} but Hall and Oates formula stuff was great in comparison to what Heart ended up doing.
  • ULTIMATE 70’S: 1971: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The following 4 albums -road trip music for the day- I got them from a the library loan system- each disc had 19-20 big hits from that year- from Warner Brother Records. The good thing was I didn’t look at the songs that were on them- so it was like listening to the radio but the songs were better than the radio was likely to play. Every song on the 4 disc were big hits. Again, was music to listen to on the road when you weren’t in the mood to listen to just one artist- { and try to find something that both myself and Mrs. Postcard would be happy with} She liked these.
  • ULTIMATE 70’S: 1972: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
  • ULTIMATE 70’S: 1973: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
  • ULTIMATE 70’S: 1977: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:

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