My Music Listening Journal 2021: Day 12: Tuesday January 12, 2021.
- BILLIE EILISH: WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?: 2019: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: CD: POP: One of the most successful and talked about artists in recent years- this her debut album -is terrific. the album won the Grammy for Best Album and Best Pop Vocal Album. There were seven singles from this album including the #1 hit “Bad Guy.” The album also went to #1. Mount Rushmore- “Bad Guy”, “bury a friend”, “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” and “You Should See Me In A Crown.” A critical and commercial success- I am looking forward to her second album.
- THE BYRDS: MR. TAMBOURINE MAN: 1965: 5+STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: FOLK ROCK: The Byrds are on the short list for the title of greatest American band- while they were successful- especially early on- they were even greater as an influence. I think they don’t get their full due- this is at least my theory is-they were around from 1964-73 but only had one member who was with the band the entire time- Roger McGuinn- overall in those years a total of 11 band members. This was their debut- and what a great record- The Byrds turning Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man’ electric would influence Dylan’s doing the same. Mount Rushmore: “Mr. Tambourine Man”, “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better”, “The Bells Of Rhymney” and “Chimes Of Freedom.” One of the best debut albums ever.
- THE BYRDS: TURN! TURN! TURN!: 1965: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: FOLK ROCK: The sophomore album from The Byrds came six months after the debut and is another classic folk rock album. The title song is one of the songs of that era. Rounding out the Mount Rushmore: “It Won’t Be Wrong”, “He Was A Friend Of Mine” and “The World Turns All Around Her.” The jangly sounds of Jim McGuinn’s 12 string Rickenbacker from the guitar from the debut- continue on in this great album. 1965 was a very good year.