Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in 12 months.
I was on a little mini-vacation for a four days and on the last two days- Monday and Tuesday- we only listened to playlists I had while in the car- I didn’t listen to any albums let alone anything that I hadn’t listened to in the last few months. Back onto the program today!
TODAY- listened to 4 different albums. 138 day total-810 different albums. On pace for-
- NEIL YOUNG: LIFE: 1986: 3 1/2 STARS: An underrated Neil Young album. Not a great album but a good listen. The first three songs deal with world politics. Most of the album was recorded live. Best tracks- Mideast Vacation, We Never Danced, Long Walk Home.
- JOHN LENNON/ YOKO ONO: MILK AND HONEY: 1984: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: This was going to be the follow up to Double Fantasy. 6 Lennon songs and 6 Ono songs. I can do without the Yoko. Best tunes- Nobody Told Me, Borrowed Time, I’m Stepping Out,
- OTIS REDDING: OTIS BLUE/ OTIS REDDING SINGS SOUL: 1965: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The three Otis written songs are the standout tracks- Respect [later made famous by Aretha Franklin} I”ve Been Loving You, Old Man Trouble.. also includes three Sam Cooke covers- Shake, Change Gonna Come, and Wonderful World. Also a great cover of The Stones- Satisfaction.
- ELVIS COSTELLO: OUT OF OUR IDIOT: 1987: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: A much needed import at the time of release covering EC b-sides and rarities that mostly hadn’t been released on albums at that time. In his first ten years even Elvis throwaways were great.