- SIMON AND GARFUNKEL: PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME: 1966: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5: 3rd album and they continued to get better. The album went to #4 their biggest success yet and the two singles: Homeward Bound #20 and The Dangling Conversation #25. Other highlights- Scarborough Fair/Canticle, The 59th Street Bridge Song, For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her, 7 O’Clock News/Silent Night.
- SIMON AND GARFUNKEL: BOOKENDS: 1968: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Another great album from 1968. 4th of 5 Simon and Garfunkel albums and at this point each one has topped the previous one. Paul Simon wrote a concept album which explores a life from childhood to old age. Favorites- America [one of his best songs} Old Friends, Fakin’ It, Mrs. Robinson, A Hazy Shade Of Winter, At The Zoo. The album went to #1 and so did their iconic single “Mrs. Robinson”, A Hazy Shade Of Winter #13, At The Zoo #16 and Fakin’ It #23.
- BOB MOULD: WORKBOOK: 1989: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Bob Mould’s first solo album after the break-up of the mighty Husker Du- is still I believe his finest work. My favorite albums released that year- Workbook- would be in my Top 5 for certain- along with Lou Reed’s New York, Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever, Elvis Costello Spike and The Pixies-Doolittle. Wookbook added some acoustic touches to what you were used to from Mould’s Husker Du career- Wishing Well, See A Little Light, Poison Years, Compositions For The Young And Old, Dreaming, I Am and Whichever Way The Wind Blows- my favorites on this.