- THE HUMAN LEAGUE: FASCINATION: 1983: SYNTHPOP: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: A 6 song EP that was released in the US as a stop gap between albums- contains two songs that make it worth the purchase- Fascination and Mirror Man.
- THE BEATLES: REVOLVER: 1965: ROCK: 5++ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: My favorite album ever- that or Astral Weeks. Toss a coin.
- THE BEATLES: PAST MASTERS I: 1988:ROCK. 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD:
- THE BASEBALL PROJECT: VOLUME 1: FROZEN ROPES AND DYING QUAILS: 2008: ROCK: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: I love the three albums of baseball songs that The Baseball Project have released since 2008- it’s been five years- waiting for Volume 4! Favorites on the debut- Past Time, Ted F’N Williams, Satchel Paige Said, Sometimes I Dream Of Willie Mays…although I like them all.
- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: NEBRASKA: 1982: FOLK: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: I had my IPOD on while unpacking at work and after listening once to Nebraska I had to listen to it again- something I rarely do. Its easy to forget the shock that this album had upon release. It wasn’t what Bruce fans were expecting. One of his best albums.
- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: NEBRASKA: 1982: FOLK: 5+STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD:
- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: BORN IN THE U.S.A.. 1984:ROCK: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: If some fans were unhappy with Nebraska- they were probably happy with the next one- the album that exploded Bruce into the stratosphere Seems like since then he has back tracked. Surely if he had wanted to he could have come up with a Born In The U.S.A. II as the follow up- but to his credit he didn’t. My two favorites weren’t among the seven songs released as singles- No Surrender and Bobby Jean. This album sold 30 million. My friend Helmet was a huge huge Bruce fan until this album- in the 35 years since he can’t stand him. Feels like he sold out. I recommended the Bruce On Broadway to him as something he’d like- he just dismissed the suggestion outright. Maybe he’s afraid he’d like it!