- THE DOORS: THE DOORS: 1967: ROCK. 10.0 OUT OF 10.0. VINYL: At the suggestion of Angel at Watchyourlifeinpictures https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/139292094 I am trotting out a new grading system as of today- a 0 to 10 scale with decimal points along the way. I will reserve the 10.0 for albums that I would consider in the small elite of greatest albums of all times.
- VAN MORRISON: WAVELENGTH: 1978: ROCK: 8.2 OUT OF 10.0. VINYL: I saw Van Morrison on Saturday Night Live in early November 1978-he sang “Wavelength” and “Kingdom Hall”- I bought my first Van album -this one on my next trip to the record store. An underrated album- not his greatest by any means but it was my gateway drug into becoming a fan of his.
- PAUL SIMON: STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: 1975: POP: 9.3. VINYL: Won the Grammy for Best Album 1976- Stevie Wonder didn’t have an album out that year. Simon’s most acclaimed album until Graceland a decade later.
- DAVID BOWIE: CHANGESONEBOWIE:1976: ROCK: 9.1 OUT OF 10.0. VINYL: At the tie of release 11 songs on this- concentrating on the hits. It could still have been a double album that included some of his best songs even at this early date. My first introduction to Bowie on album. Of course there are better and more complete ones out there today but this was a good starter.