- THE JAYHAWKS: HOLLYWOOD TOWN HALL: 1992: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: My favorite album by the alternative country– Americana group. A great sounding record filled with fine songs. From the opener “Waiting For The Sun” to the closer “Martin’s Song.” I hadn’t listened to this one in ages before today.
- THE AVETT BROTHERS: TRUE SADNESS: 2016: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: In baseball there is usually a lag effect on players who are voted a Gold Glove at their position. It will take a couple years to earn a Gold Glove- a couple years after the player should have been winning the award. Then once a player starts winning a few- it seems like it can become an automatic thing- even when a player is no longer the best fielder at his position- he keeps winning the award for a couple more years. The Avett Brothers were nominated for the Grammy a couple years ago for this, their latest album- the Grammy for best Americana Album. It was a nomination they should have gotten years before. This album isn’t close to being their best. Their past couple albums seem formula. Some good songs etc no question but I have found them kind of dull. Suggestion- I know Rick Ruben is a god and all but maybe they need a new approach to the next album. Maybe bring in some outsider to challenge them to make them a little uncomfortable. Man I am glad I am not around any Avett-heads or I’d get stoned. The album cover.. reminds me a lot of The Clash- “Give ’em Enough Rope” [both pictured above}
- BUDDY HOLLY- THE COMPLETE BUDDY HOLLY- RECORD 6 THE COLLECTORS BUDDY HOLLY: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: This is the final record of the collection- and it was left overs that hadn’t been released and some brief interviews. Good to have but nothing all that essential.
- THE BEATLES: REVOLVER: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: I have The Beatles catalog on the old American releases on vinyl, on cassette and the latest cd releases- since I started last month listening to my vinyl collection I thought I’d get the newest releases on vinyl- and the first one I bought- this morning was my favorite Beatles album- “Revolver” I listened to it twice. Perfection.
- THE WHO: LIVE AT LEEDS:1970: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: I am not a fan of live albums generally but this one is one of the best. Only six songs on it. I think there has been a double disc reissue that I probably should be looking into. This is a great sounding live recording by one of the all time greatest bands. Another album I hadn’t listened to in many a year.