My Music Listening Journal 2021: Day 68: Tuesday March 9, 2021.
- MARSHALL CRENSHAW: MARSHALL CRENSHAW: 1982: 5 + STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: POWER POP: Marshall Crenshaw’s debut album is one of my favorites. A sparking album full of great songs. It came along when I was in my early 20’s and whenever I listen to it- it takes me back to how I felt back then. The album is full of gems- and I would suggest the remastered- extended version- with the great b-side ” You’re My Favorite Waste Of Time’- among the additions. The songs are as songs should be- between 2- 3 minutes long generally. I can’t pick a Mount Rushmore- because they are all great. The album is so great that the best song on the extended version is “You’re My Favorite Waste Of Time”- which didn’t even made the original album- but was a b-side only. Marshall Crenshaw set the standards high with his debut and although I like his career work- he hasn’t been able to top the debut- one of the greatest debuts ever.