Goal is to listen to 1500 different albums in a 12 month period.
TODAY listened to 7 different albums. 152 day total- 860 different albums. On pace for 2065. 640 to go to 1500.
- ROY ORBISON: THE ESSENTIAL ROY ORBISON: 2006: DISC 1: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Has there been a more unlikely looking rock and roll star? What a great voice- incredible. In the early 1960’s before The Beatles came on the scene- he may have been the best for those few years. His popularity- success /popularity fell off after Pretty Woman which hit #1 in 1964- until he was rediscovered late in life- as a member of The Traveling Wilbury’s and as a solo artist. Its hard to believe he was only 52 when he passed away. There are a number of best of’s – greatest hits type albums covering his career out there- I also have a 4 disc box set which is better but for the casual fan this will do.
- ROY ORBISON: THE ESSENTIAL ROY ORBISON: DISC 2:
- COLDPLAY: PARACHUTES: 2000: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: A pretty good debut album. I have always had mixed feelings about Coldplay-kind of like a minor league Radiohead is how I’ve viewed them- but there are moments on nearly every album where they are pretty good.
- FLEETWOOD MAC: THE VERY BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC: 2002: DISC 1: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS.Two disc set- this best of contains 36 songs from the 1975 Fleetwood Mac album-when Buckingham and Nicks joined up onward. No earlier Fleetwood Mac stuff here. I have always been a big fan of Buckingham and McVie’s songs not so much so on Stevie Nicks. I was never a fanatic about the group but did like their Fleetwood Mac/ Rumours/ Tusk period- after that it was hit and miss.
- FLEETWOOD MAC: THE VERY BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC: 2002: DISC 2:
- KEITH WHITLEY: THE ESSENTIAL KEITH WHITLEY: 1996: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Whitley had only released a couple solo albums at the time of his passing in 1989 at the age of 33. What a great voice and what a great loss to country music.
- SQUEEZE: EAST SIDE STORY: 1981: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: My first Squeeze album and still my favorite- produced by The King- Elvis Costello. Difford and Tilbrook at their best here as far as their songwriting- and “Tempted” was a minor hit- sung by Paul Carrack who was briefly a member of the group.