PROJECT 1500 DIFFERENT ALBUMS- DAY 132- 8.10.17

 

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

TODAY listened to 6 different albums. 132 day total- 800 albums. On pace for 2212 different albums.

  • GLEN CAMPBELL:THE LEGACY: 1961-2002: DISC 1: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:  A 4 disc box set- the 4th disc live material. This isn’t a perfect box set- a large portion of disc 3 is devoted to material that was released past Campbell’s prime. The live disc they could have left out but otherwise a good retrospective of Campbell’s career. Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Galveston- it doesn’t get better than that. I’ve heard countless versions of Jimmy Webb’s Wichita Lineman- and no one does it like Glen. [Now I have to admit Isaac Hayes does THE version of By The Time I Get To Phoenix} The boxset ends in 2002- Glen would have a late career comeback- I especially enjoy Ghosts On The Canvas album.
  • GLEN CAMPBELL:  THE LEGACY: 1961-2002: DISC 2:
  • GLEN CAMPBELL: THE LEGACY: 1961-2002: DISC 3;
  • CHRIS STAPLETON: FROM A ROOM VOLUME 1: 2017: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: In a recent interview Steve Earle said the only  good things coming out of Nashville these days are from women and Chris Stapleton. I think he nailed it. Stapleton’s second album is another strong effort. Only criticism is it comes in at 9 songs and 32 minutes. A bit on the short side. A country, roots rock, blues material album. Highlights- Broken Halos, Them Stems, Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning, Either Way. The album released in May- has already topped the Country Album charts and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 in US.
  • HAIM: SOMETHING TO TELL YOU: 2017: 2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I really liked their debut album, this one I found on first listen somewhat annoying. I will give it more listens and see if it improves. The songs to me seem kind of weak. An example of what annoys me is- for example- the lead off song- Want You Back they seem to repeat “Just know I want you back: a dozen times. This seems to be the pattern with most of the songs. The production of the album seems overdone to me also. From the reviews I’ve read I seem to be in the minority-the album has gotten good but not universally great reviews. A disappointment and I really wanted to like this album.
  • JASON ISBELL AND 400 UNIT: THE NASHVILLE SOUND: 2017: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Isbell is having a very good decade. This is another strong effort-with one clunker right in the middle of it- a 7 minute song Anxiety that bogs down the album. Other than that-the other 9 songs are strong. The album topped the country charts and the rock music album charts. Interesting. More of a rock album than a country album. This one will be in heavy rotation for a while.
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