My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Elephant Mountain was recorded during various periods from 1967 until it was released in 1969.
What I think: While the music and vocals on this album is competent rock and folk music, it isn’t really my thing. So while I didn’t make a connection to it, I also don’t want to disparage it. The one song I did really enjoy was “Quicksand” which had a nice hook despite it’s dour topic.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I’m on the fence with this one, but I think it should be here. The album is interesting in the way it has a lot of instrumentation on it, but still feels sparse and open.
Rating (Out of 5): 2.5
Amazon Review (Out of 5): 5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (131/172)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 76%