Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period.
TODAY Listened to 6 different albums. 127 day total- 778 different albums. On pace for 2236. Been slacking a little this past ten days- reading and re-watching “The Wire” has cut into my listening time.
- RADIOHEAD: AMNESIAC: 2001: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Recorded at the same time as Kid A- Kid A is slightly better. Amnesiac is the same style as Kid A- they have gone off into an experimental mode and away from more traditional rock. Pyramid Song, I Might Be Wrong and Knives Out are standout tracks.
- WILCO: YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT: 2001: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: One of my favorite albums of this century and Wilco’s crowning achievement so far. Their most experimental album. I would also recommend the documentary on the making of this outstanding album.
- THE ZOMBIES: ZOMBIE HEAVEN: 1997: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: DISC 1: This is an excellent 4 CD box set- I listened to the first three, the 4th is live material I will listen to later. The Zombies are tended to be forgotten about- and I am guilty of this too. They are known for their three big hits- She’s Not There, Tell Her No and Time of The Season but they were so much more. They only released 3 albums during the 60’s- and one of them- Odyssey and Oracle- although not a commercial success in the US is considered a classic. These CD’s are great sounding. The band should have been much bigger. Not much not to like on this box set. Colin Blunstone an outstanding vocalist. If you see this box set around snatch it up you’ll enjoy it. I own a lot of box sets this would be in my top 10 for sure.
- THE ZOMBIES: ZOMBIE HEAVEN: 1997: DISC 2:
- THE ZOMBIES: ZOMBIE HEAVEN: 1997: DISC 3:
- THE WHITE STRIPES: THE WHITE STRIPES: 1999: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Debut album, includes covers of two giants- Robert Johnson and Bob Dylan. Dedicated to the legendary bluesman Son House. They would get better but its a pretty good start from Jack and Meg.