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Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in 12 months.

TODAY listened to 6 different albums. 119 day total- 757 different albums- on pace for 2322.

  • JOHN LENNON: WORKING CLASS HERO: THE DEFINITIVE JOHN LENNON: DISC 1: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: 38 Songs from Lennon’s all too brief solo career. The songs aren’t in chronological order which is it’s only drawback. It is amazing how they recorded so often back then- from 1970-1980 Lennon released 7 albums- and that was with his taking four full years where he was ‘retired’ and released nothing.
  • THE DECEMBERISTS: WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD: 2015: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: A solid but not groundbreaking Decemberists album. Philomena, Make You Better, Lake Song are highlights.
  • DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: UGLY BUILDINGS, WHORES AND POLITICIANS: GREATEST HITS 1998-2009: 2011: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Compilation from the first seven albums of the Drive-By Truckers career. They have never had a ‘hit’ but in a just world they would have had many. Most of the songs on this written by Patterson Hood or Mike Cooley, only one by former member Jason Isbell.
  • ELVIS COSTELLO: THIS YEARS MODEL: 1978: DISC 2: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS-[for disc 2}  This is the second disc added to the re-issue- of outtakes, b-sides, alternative takes and the like. Great stuff for the Elvis fanatic. The cover of This Years Model- with Elvis standing behind the tripod and camera. Before the picture was taken he asked the photographer Chris Gabrin if he had “The Eagles “Hotel California” and could he play it?” Gabrin thought that was an odd song for Elvis to want to hear- Elvis then explained that he loathed that song and wanted to look as pissed off and angry as possible for the photos. I can understand where EC was coming from hearing The Eagles kind of does the same thing to me.
  • LEONARD COHEN: TEN NEW SONGS: 2001: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Cohen co-wrote the songs with Sharon Robinson. Some stellar stuff- In My Secret Life, A Thousand Deep Kisses, Boogie Street. Most of the album was recorded in Robinson’s three car garage. It was Cohen’s first studio album since 1992’s “The Future.”

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