- NEIL YOUNG: AFTER THE GOLD RUSH: 1970: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Neil’s third album and it remains one of his best. Great album cover, great songs. It initially received mixed reviews but is now viewed as a classic. The title song is one of my favorite Neil songs Southern Man, I Believe In You, Birds, Don’t Let It Bring You Down. Only Love Can Break Your Heart came close to a hit at #33. I have to laugh at the original review in Rolling Stone “none of the songs here rise about the uniformly dull surface.” I am sure Langdon Winner would love to have those words back.
- DAVID BOWIE: BACKSTAR: 2016: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Leave it to David Bowie to release an innovative final album just hours before his passing. One of those albums I continue to hear new things on repeated listenings. It was good to see Bowie make a comeback with two albums in the last years of his life after many years of silence.