1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

669. Natty Dread – Bob Marley and the Wailers

Original album is tracks 1-9 Brief Background: Recorded in Jamaica in 1973, Natty Dread is the Wailers seventh studio album and the first to be billed as Bob Marley and the Wailers. … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

670. Good Old Boys – Randy Newman

Brief Background: Recorded in Los Angeles and released in September of 1974, Good Old Boys is Newman’s fifth album. What I think: I was really indifferent to Sailin’ Away as I just never … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

671. Pretzel Logic – Steely Dan

  Brief Background: Pretzel Logic is the is the third studio album from Steely Dan. The record was recorded in L.A. during the end of 1973 and the beginning of 1974. It was released in … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

672. No Other – Gene Clark

Brief Background: No Other is the fifth solo album by Gene Clark. It was recorded in the Spring of 1974 and released in September of the same year. Rumor has it that the album … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

673. On The Beach – Neil Young

Brief Background: On the Beach is Neil Young’s fifth solo album. It was recorded in early 1974 and released in July of that year. On the Beach was not re-released on CD until 2003, … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

674. Winter in America – Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson

Brief Background: Winter in America is the third collaboration between vocalist Scott-Heron and musician Jackson. It was recorded in the Fall of 1973 and released in May of 1974. The album was not well … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

675. Sheet Music – 10cc

Brief Background: Sheet Music is the second album from British Rock band 10cc. It was recorded in 1974 and released in May of the same year. What I think: This album has achieved something that … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

676. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight – Richard and Linda Thompson

Original album is tracks 1-10 Brief Background: I Want to See the Bright Lights is the second solo album from Richard Thompson (formerly of Fairport Convention) and the first with his then wife … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

677. Sheer Heart Attack – Queen

Brief Background: Sheer Heart Attack is the third album by Queen.  It was recorded during the summer of 1974 and released in November of the same year. What I think: I have a hard time … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

678. Crime of the Century – Supertramp

Brief Background: Crime of the Century is the third album UK band Supertramp.  Recording took place in early 1974 and the finished product was released in September of the same year. The album was … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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