MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL 2021: DAY 50: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2021

My Music Listening Journal 2021: Day 50: Friday February 19, 2021.

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  • MADONNA: THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION: 1990: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:IPOD: POP: I’ve never cared much for Madonna’s albums- they seem like a few great singles and filler to me- but a collection of her 1980’s singles here- top notch.
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  • NEIL YOUNG: RUST NEVER SLEEPS: 1979: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: My favorite Neil Young album. Recorded live and then overdubbed in the studio. Mt. Rushmore- “My My Hey Hey”, “Pocahontas”, “Thrasher” and my all time favorite Neil song “Powderfinger.”
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  • MATTHEW SWEET: TIME CAPSULE: BEST OF 90/00: 2000: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: POWER POP: An 18 track best of covering Matthew Sweet’s first decade- always a great listen. Mount Rushmore: “Girlfriend”, “Sick Of Myself”,” We’re The Same” and “I’ve Been Waiting.”

9 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL 2021: DAY 50: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2021

  1. Nice mix of music you got here, Hans. The Madonna compilation really is an impressive illustration how she ruled in the ’80s.

    I still remember when I listened to ‘Like a Virgin for the first time, I dismissed Madonna as ‘a brainless blonde’ – I know it’s really terrible to say this, but it’s the truth. Needless to add I subsequently changed my opinion! 🙂

  2. You surprise me…but that’ s not a criticism. It’s not cool to like Madonna but that collection is aces…she put out a lot of good singles early in her career. Neil rocks & the M.Sweet GH is highly under-ratedvas well.

    • I love Madonna’s singles- especially in the 80’s- the second collection of greatest hits- is fine- but the 80’s were her time. Was there a better singles artist from that decade? She was consistent. But again her albums- didn’t do much for me.

  3. For me, Madonna’s music and her videos do it for me. She’s a multi-media experience. I also saw a film doc on one of her tours that was really good. Papa Neil good’n. Haven’t heard the Sweet, but I have to thank whomever (was it Dave?) brought the Sweet/Hoffs collaboration covers to my attention.

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