All My Albums/ Music Listening Journal: Day 9/366: Thursday January 9, 2020.
- THE WHO: DETOUR: 2019: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: APPLE: I have always loved The Who- and the new album sounds like an old classic Who album from their hey day of the 60’s-70’s. This is only their second album since 1982. They have done a lot of touring over the years- I wish Pete and Roger had either- made more albums over the years or like Led Zeppelin just totally pulled the plug when Keith Moon died in 1979. For a couple of old codgers- they are sounding good here though.
- DAVID BOWIE: ‘HEROES’- 1977: 5 + STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: The song “Heroes” would have to be on my Mt. Rushmore of Bowie songs. This is the second installment of the “Berlin” series of albums in the second half of the 70’s- Low- Heroes- Lodger. My favorite Bowie period. Favorite Bowie album cover too.
- FRANK SINATRA: SONGS FOR YOUNG LOVERS: 1954: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: Sinatra begins his big comeback with his first Capitol album. The beginning of a string of Sinatra Concept albums. This may well be the first concept album ever. Highlights- “I Get A Kick Out Of You”,”My Funny Valentine”, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”, “A Foggy Day.”
- FRANK SINATRA: SWING EASY! 1954: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: APPLE: Another concept album in 1954 from Sinatra with Nelson Riddle again as conductor. “All Of Me”, “Just One Of Those Things”, “Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams” and “Get Happy” among my favorites here.
- FRANK SINATRA: IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING: 1955: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: Many consider this to be Sinatra’s greatest album- at worst it would have to be on the shortlist. The concept here is loneliness and relationship troubles. I once read where B.B. King said he played this album every night before going to sleep.