My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Ananda Shanker was released in 1970. Ananda was the nephew of Ravi.
What I think: I wasn’t a big fan of The Sounds of India from Ravi, and thought this would be a similar burden to get through. In actuality it was really good. It had a great blend of Indian music with rock and roll that really gave it a pop sensibility with cool hooks. I really liked the “Light My Fire” cover and thought it brought a nice touch to the song. The most unexpected gem on the album was “The Ocean”, which starts out like a droned Ravi song but builds into a very hypnotic epic I enjoyed very much.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I think this album is a pretty cool oddity and don’t see a problem with it being in the list.
Rating (Out of 5): 3.5
Amazon Review (Out of 5): 4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (156/201)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%