My Music Listening Journal 2021: Day 10: Sunday January 10, 2021.
- DAVID BOWIE: HUNKY DORY: 1971: 5+ OUT OF 5 STARS: ITUNES: POP ROCK: My favorite Bowie album- I know a lot of folks would go with his next one- The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars- which is also outstanding. Bowie with this album had arrived. “Changes”, “Kooks”, “Oh, You Pretty Things” and “Life On Mars?” my Mount Rushmore- “Life On Mars?” being my favorite Bowie song period. Not a bad song on the album though. The album originally didn’t chart in the US- but caught fire later when “Ziggy” arrived in 1972.
- PAUL MCCARTNEY: MCCARTNEY 3: 2020: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: CD: POP: I had heard some of these songs on the Beatles Channel but this is my first full listen- and it sounds like another pretty good 21st Century McCartney album. The third album in which McCartney plays all the instruments- we know what he’s been doing during the pandemic. It is also his first #1 album in 30 years. Mt.Rushmore- “Seize The Day”, “Long Tailed Winter Bird”, “Find My Way” and “Deep Deep Feeling.”
- KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: PLEASE DON’T TELL ME HOW THE STORY ENDS: 2010: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: COUNTY: These demos were made when Kristofferson was working as a janitor at Columbia Records in the late 60’s- writing songs and looking for his big break. Many of the songs here would later be recorded by others- “Me And Bobby McGee”, “Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends”, “If You Don’t Like Hank Williams” and “Slow Down.”
- MITSKI: PUBERTY 2: 2016: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: This critically acclaimed album is the one which put Mitski on the map. Indie/ Punk Rock- The album covers a lot of ground both musically and lyrically. “Your Best American Girl”, “My Body’s Made Of Crushed American Stars” , “Happy” and “Fireworks” make my Mount Rushmore. Mitski’s should be good for another album soon- her latest was in 2018.