My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession was recorded and released in early 1968. The album included a lyrics sheet sprayed with perfume.
What I think: Unfortunately, Ms. Nyro’s music is just not for me! She does do a good job with her style though. And that is sort of an operatic pop, jazz lounge thing. She certainly also seems way ahead of her time as it’s a lot like Carol King on Tapestry with a little more pizzazz. In fact the song “Timer” is sung fairly straightforward for about 4/5 of the time and it’s actually enjoyable.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? While this isn’t for me, I think it should be here. I can just hear the influence on the 70’s singer/songwriter that would come in a couple of years.
Rating (Out of 5): 1.5
Amazon Review (Out of 5): 5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (96/120)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 80%