MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 287: SATURDAY DECEMBER 1, 2018

ALBUMS

A close-up of Bob Dylan wearing a coat and hat, holding a guitar

  • BOB DYLAN: BOB DYLAN: 1962: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Dylan’s debut won’t go down as one of the best debuts ever- but it showed promise. There were only two original Dylan songs- including his first really good song- “Song For Woody.” It would take years for the album to receive critical acclaim. At the time the album didn’t even make the charts and Dylan was considered “Hammond’s Folly’ around the music circles.

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan's album cover. Wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans, a man walks along a snowy street. A woman wearing a long green coat and black pants holds onto his arm and walks alongside him. The words "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" frame the man's head, and the names of songs contained within the album are listed in small print in the bottom left and right of the image.

  • BOB DYLAN: THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN: 1963: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The first classic Dylan album-on his second album all but two songs are originals- among them classics like-Blowin’ In The Wind, Girl From The North Country, Masters Of War, A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall and Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright. This is the album that made Dylan a star.

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  • AVETT BROTHERS: I AND LOVE AND YOU: 2009: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: One of my favorite new artists of recent times. I’ve seen them three times in concert and it’s always a good show. This is their ‘peak’ album up until now in my opinion. The three albums they have released since this one are all fine but all sound the same. Note to the band- next album try a producer other than Rick Ruben.

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  • ALICE COOPER: ALICE COOPER’S GREATEST HITS: 1974: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I wouldn’t call Alice Cooper great- but I’ve always thought he was fun- and this greatest hits never fails to be a fun listen.

Also listened to the replay of American Top 40 from December 2, 1978 -40 years ago- on The 70’s on 7.

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