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

740. Home is Where the Music Is – Hugh Masekela

Brief Background: Home is where the Music is  is a double album that was recorded and released in 1972. It is a mix of  the Jazz and Afrobeat genres.

What I think: If you’ve been following me on this blog for a while, you know I’m really not a huge Jazz guy. Some I really can’t stand and some is just alright. The latter category is where I would put this album. I’ll give it the worst compliment a person can give a piece of music, which is that it works really well as background music. The Afrobeat element of the songs also adds some nice Soul to it. I never thought about Jazz being such a technical music, that the Soul is sort of sucked out of it. After hearing this I have, and that is something I can now see as lacking in the genre.

Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? It’s good, it would be a nice album to have playing at a party.

Rating (Out of 5): 3

Home is Where the Music is Amazon Review (Out of 5): 5

Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (199/262)

Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 76%

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